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Upcoming Courses

Genealogy and History Courses

DNA for Genealogy | $125

Learn how DNA can help you solve some of the mysteries in your family tree! This class explains the basics of DNA for studying genealogy. We will cover what types of DNA tests are available to you and why you would use each of them as well as how each testing company is different in terms of finding matches. We will explore different DNA tools on the web. Ancestry DNA will be reviewed in depth.
#34130, Truax-Health Building, 10/3-10/24, Tuesday, 5:45-8:45 PM

WI Archaeology: Before the Dairyland Part 2 | $125

Handle and analyze artifacts as you explore Wisconsin’s past before it became the Dairyland. Archaeologist George Christiansen will introduce you to what life may have looked like for the first people to arrive in Wisconsin from 13,000 to 3,000 years ago. Through lecture and discussion, based on artifacts and the archaeological record, you will come to appreciate the relationships between the past and the present.
#33624, Commercial Ave, 11/6-12/11, Monday, 6-8 PM

Enrichment Courses

Organizing Basics | $45

Do you need to declutter? Downsize? Assist a friend or family member with a life transition? Or tackle the chaos that comes with a young, growing family? We talk about finally getting organized, but it's more of a journey than a destination. Helpful strategies from a professional organizer can get you significant results with easy steps. Develop storage and filing solutions that are a custom fit to your needs and your family. Each project you complete will not only lead to improved organization but help save you time and reduce stress.
#34056, Truax-Early Learning Center, 10/5-10/12, Thursday, 6-8 PM

Solving the Climate Crisis | $105

Are you concerned about the climate crisis, but don’t know what you could do about it?  How can we solve such a huge global problem?  Do you worry that it’s already too late?  Or are you skeptical that “climate change” is really all it’s hyped up to be?  Will taking action destroy our economy and way of life?  This course offers hope, information and inspiration which will guide us to actions which will make a difference.  There are solutions to the climate emergency, and we can be a part of them.
#33750, Goodman South, 10/11-11/15, Wednesday, 6:30-8 PM

Sustainable Gardening: Creating a Plant Guild | $65

Wouldn’t it be neat if a tiny corner of your garden provided plenty of food for you, encouraged pollinators, fed wildlife, looked beautiful, and required almost no work? It’s possible! Come learn how to create a plant guild for a space in your backyard or container. We will talk about sustainable design, demystify plant guilds, and design a guild that fits your space.
#33561, Truax-Early Learning Center, 10/28-11/11, Saturday, 10-11:40 AM

The State of the Plate | $105

A culinary history overview course suitable for the professional cook, home chef or novice.  The State of the Plate will focus on the culinary evolution of cooking culture and history primarily in Western Europe and North America from the renaissance to present day.  Through focusing on several key turning points in world history whose effects we still feel today, The State of the Plate will show how food has been the driving force behind these events. Additionally, the course will give insightful overviews in the people and the places who shaped European and American cuisine.
#34053, Online Live, 11/1-12/13, Wednesday, 6:30-8:30 PM

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