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Beekeeping, Star Wars, Art and Holiday Treats Classes Coming Up at WKCTC

PADUCAH, KY (October 27, 2016) West Kentucky Community and Technical Colleges community education classes for November and December include classes from holiday culinary creations, beekeeping, figure drawing to Star Wars science.

Beekeeping Course Beginning the Process

November 1, 8, 15, 22, 6 8 p.m.

Emerging Technology Center, Room 140

Age: Adults

Join Kent Williams, Eastern Apiculture Society certified Master Beekeeper, as he discusses what to expect in the first year of keeping bees including: potential for honey production, potential for colony loss and pitfalls to avoid and triumphs to exploit.

Williams will cover equipment options such as the pros and cons of beekeeping; costs per hive for different hives and yield potential vs. labor needs relative to different type hives. The course will also include equipment assembly workshop, basic economics of beekeeping and more.

All participation is voluntary, and protective gear will be available if needed. Course meets four consecutive Tuesday evenings. Cost: $85.

Disclaimer: Beekeeping courses are not meant to promote any particular method of beekeeping but are instead intended to promote beekeeping as a whole.

Star Wars Science

November 5, 10 a.m. Noon

Challenger Learning Center at Paducah

Age: Kindergarten 4 th Grade

Young Jedi will want to attend this program to participate in activities and experiments based on the popular movie series. Students can wear their favorite Star Wars costume. Cost: $20.

Figure Drawing

November 5, 12, 19, 9:30 a.m. Noon

Paducah School of Art and Design, 2D and Graphic Design Building

905 Harrison Street, Room 203

Age: Adult

In this class students will draw from the nude model with both short and long poses. Instructor Randy Simmons, PSAD associate professor of art, will focus the course on gesture drawing and body proportions. Students may use whatever drawing media they wish but charcoal is recommended. Cost: $98, which includes a $20 model fee.

Supply list for students: block and vine charcoal, 18 x 24 newsprint pad and kneaded or white eraser. Supplies will cost additional fee of approximately $10-$15.

French Flavors of Fall

November 3, 6 9 p.m.

Anderson Technical Building Culinary Kitchen amp; Bistro

Age: Adult

Participants will experience an Alsatian take on potato soup, a beautiful seasonal apple and fennel salad and chicken with a classically French Roquefort Crme Sauce. WKCTCs Chef Patrick Fletcher will be the course instructor. Cost: $45.

Hit of the Party

November 10, 6 p.m.

Anderson Technical Building Culinary Kitchen amp; Bistro

Age: Adult

Instructor Tracy Ledford will teach participants how to be the hit at every holiday party from finger foods with stuffed baby bellas or meatballs that are packed with flavor to potluck dinners with warm corn salsa casserole. If desserts are on the party menu, students will learn make a delicious banana pudding. Cost: $45.

Sweet Treats Holiday Treats

December 13, 6 p.m.

Anderson Technical Building Culinary Kitchen amp; Bistro

Age: Adult

Instructor Tracy Ledford will teach students to whip up sweet treats that are sure to impress friends, family and coworkers. Learn to make tasty cookie balls, oeey gooey cookie bars and delicious chocolate caramel candles. Cost: $45

To register call (270) 534-3335 or online at, click on desired class.

Preregistration is required for all classes and early registration is encouraged. Classes may be cancelled due to lack of enrollment.