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University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
NEWS RELEASE
News Bureau • Schofield Hall 201Eau Claire, WI 54702
phone: (715) 836-4741
fax: (715) 836-2900
UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education Offers
Variety of Evening and Weekend Courses
MAILED: Sept. 11, 2001

         EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Continuing Education will continue to offer Saturday Samplers and Evening Endeavors, featuring instructional courses on everything from parenting tips to learning how to use a video camera, throughout October.
         “Cheap Thrills: No Sew Halloween Costumes” will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9. Participants will see demonstrations of simple no-sew costume-making techniques. Handouts on basic costumes such as vampires, snowmen, knights and puppies will be provided. Course fee is $45.
         Parents looking for ways to help their children with homework can learn more at a workshop titled “Homework – It doesn’t have to be a STRUGGLE!” The workshop is offered from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9. A panel of teachers/parents will share ideas and ways to help children and stay in communication with their schools. The course, co-sponsored by the CESA/Ameritech Homework Helpline, is $10.
         “PC Publishing – Using your Personal Computer to Create Newsletters, Fliers and Brochures,” will show participants how to use MS Publisher to create inexpensive cards, invitations, brochures and flyers that include a personal touch and save time. The $30 course runs from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20.
         “Ready, Aim, Produce! – Getting more from your Video Camera” will be offered from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 20 and 27. Through a combination of demonstrations, hands-on activities and critiques, this class will shed light on camera basics, video production methods, shooting-to–tell-a-story and in-camera editing techniques. Basic working knowledge of the video camera is expected. Individual consultations may be scheduled. Course fee is $100.
         Sample food and learn how to prepare Hmong meals in “Cooking – Hmong Cuisine” from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct.20 and 27. This workshop will provide an overview of grains, vegetables, herbs, spices and roots common to Hmong cooking and learn the process of preparing sweet and sticky rice and favorite Hmong dishes. Course fee is $60, which includes a visit to the Noodle Wrap restaurant.
         For more information or to register for any of the workshops, call the Continuing Education office at (715) 836-3636. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Deadline is two weeks before the start of the each workshop.
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Updated: Sept. 11, 2001