Corry Widows Group
• The Corry area Widows Group will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 4, at 1 p.m. at the former St. Thomas School.
• The annual Corry Day in Kissimmee, Florida, will be held at noon on Saturday, Feb. 1, at the Golden Corral located at 7702 West U.S. Route 192, mile marker five. For questions, call 814-964-8669 or 352-748-5505.
• Do you have a manual machine background and are looking to take your skills to the next level? In this 60-hour, hands-on class you will learn the basics of G-Code programming as well as machining skills, controls for CNC Mill and CNC Lathe. Instructor Dana Kruse will lead the class at the Corry Area High School Career and Technical Education Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays from Feb. 11 through April 23 from 5 to 8 p.m. The cost is $750. Partial scholarships are available. Seating is limited. Registration and payment are required by Thursday, Feb. 6. Call the Hi-Ed at 664-9405.
History of Valentine’s Day
• From Lupercalia to Pope Gelasius and the Saints Valentine (there were more than one) to courtly love and the birth of romance to Chaucer’s Parlement of Foules to Esther Howland’s Victorian filigree to Hallmark cards and Cadbury chocolates — a history of Valentine's Day, or how a Roman fertility ritual became the occasion for wine, chocolate and greeting cards will be held for free on Tuesday, Feb. 11, at 4 p.m. Everyone is invited to join Andy Roth, Ph.D., who is a Scholar-in-Residence at the Jefferson Educational Society, for a lecture titled, “The History of Valentine’s Day.” This presentation is part of the JES Satellite Series with the Corry Higher Education Council. Local chocolate and wine will be available for those over the age of 21. Call JES to register at 814-459-8000.
Free GED and Adult Education
• Thinking of earning your high school equivalency diploma in 2020? Looking to brush up on your basic academic skills? Classes are currently forming for those interested in enrolling in GED/Adult Basic Education offered through IU5 Adult Education & Career Readiness. Free adult education courses prepare students for the GED/HiSET high school equivalency tests and are also available for adults who already have a high school diploma that are considering refining their skills in math, reading or writing. Classes are held Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings and evenings at the Corry Higher Education Council. Participants can join the program at any time, but must register and schedule their first session by calling the Northwest Tri-County Intermediate Unit in Edinboro at 1-800-461-6711.
A Citizen’s Action Guide to Blight
• “A Citizen’s Action Guide to Blight” is part of the JES Satellite Series with the Corry Higher Education Council. This presentation will be offered as a Lunch & Learn on Tuesday, Feb. 4, from noon to 1:30 p.m. The cost is $5 and includes lunch. Call JES to register at 814-459-8000. In 2016, the Jefferson Civic Leadership Academy commissioned a report applying lessons learned from the program to a group-action project to address blight in Erie County. During the seven-month-long Civic Leadership Academy, the group created a citizen’s action guide to combating blight, from Erie’s downtown to its urban core to its rural borders, and also participated in a neighborhood cleanup. This presentation will explore the report data as well as new initiatives, such as a tool-lending library. Scheduled to present are Breanna Adams, B.S.; Jay Breneman, M.S.; and Ashley Lawson, M.P.A.
Banjo & Guitar Instruction
• Talented musician and instructor Jim Froman will show you the basics of playing your banjo and guitar/ukulele in two separate 10-week programs. He will cover topics such as finger placement, chords and notes, including the differences between various stringed musical instruments. Participants must bring their own instrument. The class is open to adults, teens and kids 10 and over. Seating is limited to eight students in each section. The 10-week sessions will be offered on Mondays, Feb. 3 to April 6. Guitar – Level 1 will run from 6 to 7 p.m. and Banjo – Level 1 will run from 7 to 8 p.m. The cost is $99 per student. Registration and payment is required by Thursday, Jan. 30. Call the Hi-Ed at 664-9405.
Watercolor on Your Own
• Have you wanted to know more about how to watercolor? Would you like to learn to draw a still life and paint it? Take a photograph or design a composition and turn it into a beautiful watercolor painting? This is your chance. In this five-week watercolor class you will explore watercolor techniques, and have the time to learn to paint them. Whether you are a beginner or have more experience, this class will help you learn to watercolor on your own! This five-session course will be offered Mondays, Feb. 3 to March 9 from 1:30 to 5 p.m. The cost is $135. Registration and payment is required by Thursday Jan. 30. Call the Hi-Ed at 664-9405.
3D Modeling/3D Printing
• Join instructor Travis Carey as he teaches fundamental 3D modeling skills including sketching, extruded features, part assemblies and draft file generation. Carey has taught technology education at Corry Area High School for 23 years. Students will use fundamental modeling skills in Autodesk Inventor to create a 3D modeled part to print by conclusion of the course. Basic math and computer skills are required. Autodesk Inventor 2019 textbooks will be supplied for students to use during the course. This course will be held at the Corry Area High School Career and Technical Education Center on Tuesdays from Feb. 4 to April 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. The cost is $249. Registration and payment is required by Thursday, Jan. 30. Call the Hi-Ed at 664-9405.