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Upcoming WKCTC Community Education Offerings

PADUCAH, KY (March 15, 2016) Community education offerings at West Kentucky Community and Technical College for the next several weeks will include a secret spy camp, a basketball clinic, a social media workshop and classes on estate planning, culinary cuisine and the next step in honeybee keeping.

Classes are listed as follows.

Culinary Offerings

Cajun Appetizers
March 24, 6 p.m.
Anderson Technical Building Culinary Kitchen and Bistro
Age: Adult
Chef Erik Engelland is on the road again. This time, the tour around the world continues as students enter the mystical land of Turkey. Experience the flavor from the different regions of Turkey with Midye Dolmasi, stuffed mussel; Domates Salatasi, a tomato and cucumber salad; and Imam Bayildi, a rich stuffed eggplant dish. Cost: $45.

Computer Offerings

"Smile: Have fun with photographs using Word"

March 29, 9 a.m. 4 p.m.
Emerging Technology Center, Room 112
Age: Adult
Learn to easily take a good snapshot and include it in a Word document, use Word 2010 and 2013 to edit the image and apply all sorts of styles and special effects to make it look better in a few simple steps. Helpful hints for the advanced beginners. First part of class taught by a professional photographer. Bring a digital camera or phone and learn the secrets behind taking outstanding photos. The class meets two sessions in one day, three hours at a time. Cost: $115.

Challenger Semester Offerings

Secret Agent Spy Camp

April 7-8, 9 a.m. 3:30 p.m.
Challenger Learning Center at Paducah, WKCTC campus
Age: Current Grades 2 5
A secret spy mission awaits students in this fun and unique offering. At secret agent training students will develop a disguise cover, make and break codes, discover escape and evasion techniques, create and use spy gadgets, and uncover the science behind spying. Cost: $95

Club Challenger A
April 12, 4:15 5:45 p.m.
Challenger Learning Center at Paducah, WKCTC campus
Age: Current Grades 1-2
Students can explore the amazing wonders of science during the Challenger Learning Center after school program, Club Challenger. Students join the fun once a month to participate in exciting hands-on activities related to space and science. Cost: $45

Sports Clinics

Basketball Clinic

April 8, 8:30 a.m. 3:30 p.m.
Haws Gymnasium
Age: Grades 4 6
WKCTC Stars coach Mike Chumbler and the colleges basketball team will host this one day clinic to teach boys and girls the basics of the game of basketball, both offensively and defensively. Different levels of instruction will be offered based on prior experience. This interactive camp will allow young athletes to train and learn from the WKCTC collegiate athletes. Lunch will be provided. Cost: $35.

Lifestyles, Fitness and Hobbies

Honeybee Husbandry Course 2 (continuance of Keeping Honeybees, beginning process)

April 12, 19, 26 and May 7, 6 8 p.m.
Emerging Technology Center
Age: Adult
This course picks up where the first course left off. Topics will include:

choosing the type of honeybees for your operation;
knowing the enemy, part one;
the need to feed;
developing and maintaining a sustainable honeybee business and more.

On May 7, participants will have the opportunity to visit a beekeeping business and take part in a hands-on lesion. All participation is voluntary and protective gear will be available if needed. Cost: $100.

Paducah School of Art and Design Community Offerings

Ask Questions, Find No Lies: Painting and Personal Revelation

April 9, 16, 23 and 30
2D and Graphic Design Building, Room 202
905 Harrison Street, Downtown Paducah
Age: Adult
This workshop is about pushing personal and creative boundaries and examining media (oil) and a variety of tools. Participants will explore painterly abstraction to rethink expectations and outcomes and see tools and media for what they are and what they can be. Cost: $120. An additional $50 is estimated for student supplies; a list will be provided upon registration.

Estate Planning Offering

Estate Planning

April 7, 6 8 p.m.
Emerging Technology Center
Age: Adult
Join Elizabeth A. Wieneke, attorney at law with Whitlow, Roberts, Houston and Straub, PLLC, as she provides essential information for your financial future. Wienekes practice is focused in the areas of estate planning and administration, elder law, real estate and property law, business and corporate law, planning for long term care and potential disability, and concerns regarding need to qualify for VA benefits and Medicaid. Cost: $10.

Marketing Through Social Media Offerings

The Other Social Media Networks

April 14, 6 p.m. 8 p.m.
Emerging Technology Center
Age: Adult
Facebook may consume a large chunk of peoples online time, but what about the other social media networks such as Instagram, Snapchat and Pinterest that are growing rapidly in popularity. Learn about these social networks and more. Cost: $20.

More catalog offerings will be offered later in February. Registrations for summer camps are now being taken. Download a full listing of summer camps and upcoming community education classes at

Preregistration is required for all classes and early registration is encouraged. The registration deadline is seven days prior to class starting date. Classes may be cancelled due to lack of enrollment. Register online at or by calling 270-534-3335.

For more information about the Community Education Catalog or upcoming offerings, contact Kevin ONeill at or 270-534-3206.