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Signup for 175 classes now open


The Fall 2012 Club Ed catalogs have been mailed to all residents in the Texas Hill Country, and lifelong learners can begin signing up for their favorite classes immediately.

Club Ed Director Phil Houseal noted that the 24-page catalog offers more than 175 local classes, along with hundreds more online courses that can be accessed anywhere.

"This turned out to be an unusually large offering for our fall session," Houseal said. "It is a good mix of past favorites along with some creative new classes we've not seen before."

New courses include Herbal Cooking, Rubber Stamping, Ukulele, Camping, Fly Fishing, Party Bridge, Creative Writing and a new Mandatory Continuing Education series for Real Estate professionals. New computer classes include iPads and Social Media, along with several introductory classes.

Popular courses returning are Flintknapping, Intro to Shooting for Women, Dance Hall Dancing, Golf, Gardening, Horsemanship and all types of music including guitar, singing, piano and dulcimer. Quickbooks is back, along with Digital Photography, Photoshop, and the Microsoft Office Workshop.

Gina Henry returns with her annual course Travel for Free. These fill quickly, so Houseal recommends early registration.

Other areas of interest include fitness, Texas Concealed Handgun training, Spanish, Dog Obedience, Investing, and Writing.

For those who prefer to learn from home, Club Ed again offers Ed2Go, a series of hundreds of topics available online for under $99.

Classes begin each month, and lessons go for six weeks.

Readers will also find all of the Dietert Center's activities and travel opportunities in the Club Ed catalog. Upcoming trips include a Casino Trip, Llano Opry, San Antonio Fun Day, Israel, Alpine Christmas, California, Beijing, Western Caribbean Cruise and many more.

Also, Club Ed is the only program offering the official Basic Rider Course for Motorcycles in the Hill Country area. Classes are scheduled two weekends every month, and are limited to six students, and again, early signup is recommended.

Students can sign up by visiting www.clubed.net, calling 830-895-4386, mailing a form or stopping by Club Ed at the Dietert Center, 451 Guadalupe, Kerrville 78028. A special Club Ed Expo will be held from 5 pm until 7 pm, Thursday, Aug 23, at the Dietert Center to introduce many of the classes and instructors. The event is free and open to the public.

Pictured: Clifton Fifer will teach a Weekend in the Woods camping class this fall. The Club Ed catalogs have been mailed and registration is underway for 175 classes to be held in the Hill Country. More information is available at www.clubed.net.