Community Education Courses for January-June Announced

Eastern Kentucky University’s Division of Continuing Education and Outreach will offer more than 80 community education courses from January through June.

In addition to courses on the Richmond campus, the lineup includes nine basket-weaving classes in Corbin, two classes in Lancaster (in beaded jewelry and digital photography), and as a wide range of instructor-facilitated on-line courses through a partnership with Ed2Go (

EKU community education classes meet a wide variety of needs and interests among all ages and skill levels. Courses are scheduled in arts and crafts, cooking, computers, music and dance, personal growth, and recreation and exercise. Many of the classes meet only once, while others meet over a period of several weeks. Most of the Richmond campus classes are held in the Perkins Building, on Kit Carson Drive, where public parking spaces are plentiful. Other Richmond classes are held elsewhere on campus or in the community. The Corbin classes are held at EKU’s Corbin campus, and the Lancaster classes at the EKU Lancaster Higher Education Center on the Court Square.

Pre-registration is urged for all classes. To register, for more information or to obtain a brochure, call 859-622-1228, or, toll free, 877-358-6742 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays, or visit to see the entire catalog and/or enroll online. EKU’s Community Education Office is located in Room 229 of the Perkins Building.

Individuals age 65 or older are entitled to enroll in any Community Education class for only a $5 processing fee, thanks to the O’Donnell Scholarship. The scholarship does not, however, cover textbooks, class supplies, trips or tours.

Computer training courses cover many popular software programs, such as Microsoft Office, as well as courses in Computer Basics, Geocaching, Basic Video Editing and Videography, Facebook and Twitter.

Also, several computer science camps for youth are scheduled in June: Robotics, Japanese Animation, Java Programming, Dino Story Creation, Computer Forensics, Creative Scrapbook, Computer Game Design, Architecture Design, and more.

Music classes are Guitar and Musikgarten with My Little Melody.

Five “Healthy Living” classes are on tap: Healthy Tips from a Health Coach, Skin Care, Green Home Cleaning, and Taking Care of Your Body the Chinese Way (Food Cures and Herbs and Tea).

Dozens of arts and crafts courses are scheduled. They include numerous basketweaving and bake shop options, as well as courses on hair bows, crochet necklace and headband, hand-carved dough bowls, beaded jewelry, beginning sewing, among others. Also, Nelle’s Summer Sewing and Cooking Camp for ages 9-13 will be offered June 24-28.

Recreation and exercise classes run the gamut of activities, age requirements and skills. They include Exercise for Adults with Chronic Conditions, Body Recall and Body Recall Lite, Karate for All Ages, Yoga, Zumba, Adult and Junior Tennis Clinics, plus the usual array of children’s and adult swimming lessons, as well as Aqua Zumba, Aqua Fit, and lifeguard training. Several dance classes are also scheduled: Parent and Me Dance, Twos in Tutus Dance, Ballet/Creative Dance, Ballet/Hip Hop, Beginning Social Dance, and Intermediate Social Dance.

EKU also continues to offer a wide array of workforce education courses.

Published on January 10, 2013

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