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New Fun-Filled Activities and Trendy Hobbies Chase Chills Away for Children and Adults

New Fun-Filled Activities and Trendy Hobbies Chase Chills Away for Children and Adults

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UPJ’s Office of Outreach and Professional Services is offering over 30 fun-filled ways to chase the chill this winter!

 “Saturday Cartoon Alternatives for Kids” features fun and educational courses for children four years and older.  Exciting hands-on courses will introduce children to science, art, nutrition, and art through courses including “Chemistry for Kids,” “Pirate Party,” “The Best of the Best Snow,” and “Fairy Fantasy.”  Some of the new courses for children include “Night at the (UPJ) Museum,” “Camp Feeling Great!,” and “Restaurant Science.”

Adults can explore new hobbies, acquire new skills, or improve their mind and body in “Purposeful Pastimes for Grown ups.”  Exciting first-time offerings include “Ebay for Beginners,” “Healing Spring Scents and More!” and “Keeping our 2007 Resolutions on Track.”  Some of the perennial favorites include “The Joy of Oil Painting,” which is based on the popular Bob Ross method, and a course on how to make the perfect pierogies.

Offered in partnership with the Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center, “The Bottle Works Series” features a number of new courses including “Chair Yoga and Guided Imagery,” and “Chinese Mask Making.”  Participants can create and taste British favorites such as shepherd’s pie and bangers and mash in the new “Bangers, Mash and More” hands-on cooking class.  Scrumptious soup making with the new Mexican soup fiesta will delight participants with two tasty recipes— also a fun hands-on cooking class.

A free UPJ Winter Weekends brochure may be obtained by calling the office at 814-269-2099 or sending an e-mail to  Course listings also are on-line at  Classes begin the week of March 3 and special discounted prices are available for those who register early.

The Office of Outreach and Professional Services at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown delivers quality educational programs and services to our region.   Through a strong commitment to developing community partnerships to meet educational needs, the office offers enrichment programs for adults as well as a variety of educational opportunities for children.  Operating within the Outreach Office is the John P. and Joyce Murtha Center for Continuing Education and Professional Development, which offers graduate-level study and professional development programs.

Posted by Shook, Kimberly on 2/22/2007 9:20:00 AM