The Fairfield Bay Community Education Center Official registration day is January 6, 2014

The Fairfield Bay Community Education Center Official registration day is January 6, 2014 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Please stop by and register and have some coffee and coffee cake. They are offering some new classes this session so check the schedule and call 501-884-4440 or email if you have any questions.



In association with ASU, Heber Springs

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:  fees for courses must be paid by cash, or check prior to the first class.

**An annual administrative fee of $25 payable to the City of Fairfield Bay will be charged if due.


REGISTRATION MONDAY, JANUARY 6, 2014     9 a.m.- 1 p.m.




SELF DEFENSE FOR THE AVERAGE CITIZEN                                                                                    $25

Saturdays (January 11, 18 & 25) 10:30 a.m. —11:30 a.m.     Dan Eidson

This is a NON Martial Arts class. In other words, it’s for everyone!  Personal safety and security depends on you. Learn simple and effective ways to protect yourself that will make you more confident in your everyday life in any situation. Enjoy life to the fullest when you feel secure in your own safety while traveling, etc. A total of 3 sessions.  Min 4/ Max 10


EVERY DAY BANKING & BORROWING SMARTER.                                            *NEW*                                 FREE**

Thursday (February 13) 5:15—7:00 p.m.     Pam Murray

 OR – Thursday (March 13) 5:15 – 7:00 p.m.

Finance/banking questions? Debit vs Credit Card? Get smart about your credit and budgeting. Learn how to check your own credit score and improve it.  Banking made easy.  Come to this class and learn to be in control of your finances! This is a one session class that will be held in February and again in March! Min 4/ Max 35.


JEWELRY MAKING           Bettye Ann Cooper                                                                                         $25

Each Wednesday (January 8 thru February 5)  10 a.m.—12 noon  Bettye Ann Cooper

One class of two hours and you will take home whatever you created. We provide all the materials and the use of our jewelry making tools. You bring your own creative ideas or use some of ours. You can design and make earrings, bracelets, necklaces, key fobs! Our hardware and beads are good quality!  Min 4/ Max 10.


COMPUTER BASICS                                                                                                                 $35

Tuesdays (January 7 – Feb 4)  9 a.m.—11 a.m.  Lee Phillips  

This is a hands-on workshop to learn how to effectively maneuver through your computer’s programs.  Learn how to save and store files and folders, use email, perform routine maintenance, use your computer with ease, eliminate frustration..  A total of 5 sessions. Min 7/ Max 12


ANDROID PHONE                                                                                                                                                    $20

Tuesday and Wednesday (January 28 & 29)  5 p.m. to 6:30 p.mErin Baugh

Understanding and maximizing the use of your Smart Phone.  A total of 2 sessions on consecutive days.


iPAD and iPHONE                                                                                                                      $20

Tuesday and Wednesday (February 4,& 5)  4 p.m.—6:30 pm    Ron Phillips

Understanding how to maximize the use of your iPad or iPhone. A total of 2 sessions. Min 6/ Max 12


FACEBOOK FOR BEGINNERS                                                                                                                     $25

Tuesday & Thursday  (Jan 21 & 23  ) 4 —6 p.m.   Deborah Bond

Learn how to connect with your family & friends on facebook while maintaining your complete privacy.  Use our computers to try it in a controlled situation. You just might LOVE it! Take advantage of this great opportunity. This class will fill up quickly. Don’t wait! Register today! NOTE: You must set up a facebook account and bring your sign on and password with you!  Any questions, please call.  A total of two (2) session course over three days.  Min 5/ Max 10.


DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY                                                                                                                       $35

Thursdays (January 9  – February 6)  1 p.m. – 3 p.m.   Lee Phillips

Students who would like to gain more knowledge of photography, regardless of the type of camera equipment you are using now. Learn to make the most of your point and shoot camera or learn more about the advanced camera you now own.  A total of five (5) sessions.  Min7/ Max 12 


ART—OIL PAINTING                                                                                                                                               $35

Thursdays (Jan 16- Feb 13) 9:30 –11:30 am   Doris Sexson

This class is for the beginner or intermediate artist and Includes mixing of oil paints, use of brush techniques & development of the student’s creative ability.  A total of five (5) sessions.  (Some supplies may need to be purchased). Min 6/ Max 12


HERBS!                                                                                                                                                        $35

Thursday  (Jan 16,  Feb 13)  5 p.m. – 7 p.m.   Erica Clements                                               

Price is per session, You can attend one or several classes or spas.  Come and learn about the healing properties of natural herbs and be prepared to enjoy the experience. Erica grows all kinds of herbs commercially and makes lots of things using the various herbs including soaps, oils, sachets, Massage oils, herbal therapies, even cooking with herbs recipes, etc. You’ll leave with handouts that will help you continue to learn more and some products you’ll whip up in the class. Min 3/ Max 10.


HERBS! SPA EXPERIENCE USING HERBS                                                                                                        $35

Thursdays  (January 30, February 27)  5 p.m. – 7 p.m.             Erica Clements

Another great class for your club or group! You will make some great products to take home. This is an all-inclusive class where you will learn how to make your own soaps, oils, herbal remedies, skin care products, even delicious cooking recipes, all with natural herbs and take them home to share with family. Great learning experience and value!  Min 3/ Max 10.


RELAXATION TECHNIQUES                                                                                                                                 $20

Thursdays –(January 6  – February 27 )  5:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.              Dan Eidson

Price is per session.  One day stress buster class! Learn how to easily reduce your own stress and calm yourself in any situation. Working all day, other responsibilities can get overwhelming at times. Find out how to get back in control of your own life. Min.3/ Max 10.


UKRANIAN EGG DECORATING                                                                                                             $35

Wednesdays 1 p.m – 3:30 p.m.   Chuck Dawson

You can learn this ancient art form under the patient instructor who has held the most popular and well loved one day class all summer long. You will receive more detailed instructions for five (5) weekly sessions and enjoy this hobby for years to come. Min 5/ Max 12

NOTE: If we don’t fill a 5 session class, Chuck will continue to offer a 1 day class @ $25.


ART—ONE-DAY OIL PAINTING                                                                                                                            $35

 (Date TBD by appt.)  Doris Sexson

Any Skill Level! This would be a great event for your club or organization or make it a family affair. Reserve a class at our center for your private party. All inclusive class in one (1) session, and all supplies furnished.  A finished 8×10 canvas painting suitable for framing at the end of class!. Min 5/ Max 12.




Saturday, January 18 & 25 – 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.  Lee Phillips                                                              $35

Two sessions for a total of 8 hours of instruction. Learn how to turn your good photography work into spectacular photography using the preferred photo editing program. You will need to purchase the’ Photoshop Elements’ or higher program version in order to learn how to use the most popular features. Min 6/ Max 12.



Feb/March (TBD)                                             Deb Bond                                                                                         $25

Got a new computer with Windows 8?              Having some trouble operating your computer now? You are not alone! Join with countless others who bought the latest equipment only to find that Windows has changed in order to function with handheld apps, much to the dismay of pc users everywhere! Min 4/ Max 10.


FLOOR CLOTH PROJECT    Gay Coe                                                                                                                      $35

Thursdays 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. (TBD) No artistic talent needed! Artistic design using stamps and paint.  In three weeks, you will create your own unique piece using Gay’s techniques. Supply cost is additional $10 payable to instructor at start of class. Stop by the office and see sample at registration. Min 7/ Max 10   



ARKANSAS/ AREA HISTORY             Marilyn Robertson

(TBD)  Our Log Cabin Museum Director has a wealth of information about the history of our area that she is happy to share with everyone. Learn more about the Indian tribes that inhabited this area, plus all the varieties of wildlife including birds and animals. Learn about the first settlers and the methods employed for survival in the Ozarks. Min 3/ Max 12.


AQUAPONICS     Pete & Elisabeth Ave-Lallemont                                                                               $25

(TBD) Learn about gardening with aquatic life and plants. There is hope for raising some crops despite the rocky soil in our mountainous area. Learn this aluable form of gardening with symbiosis between animals and plants.  Min 5/ Max 12.



STAIN GLASS                    Pete & Elisabeth Ave-Lallimont                                                                                     $25

(TBD) Calling all artists who would love to learn about this beautiful art form. There will be some materials costs to be paid to the instructors directly. Min 3/ Max 6


“BASIC INVESTING RULES OF THE ROAD” & ”FOCUS”       Kevin Feeler                                                       FREE

(TBD)Learn 10 principles for sound investments, and also how to identify and avoid the most common investment mistakes.  “Focus” covers bond characteristics, features, as well as key strategies to get the most of one’s fixed-income investments. Min 3/ Max 12. 


BEGINNER & INTERMEDIATE PIANO CLASSES – Mondays 9 am—2 pm    Susan Calaway      $40

You’re  never  too  old  to  learn  how  to  play  the piano in these private lessons on the piano or organ.  Appointment needed. Tuition is for 5 weekly sessions of 45-minutes each!


BEGINNER & “RE-INTRO” BASIC GUITAR CLASSES – Fridays (by appointment)  Dan Eidson.            $20

Introductory class. Learn the basic strumming and chording techniques or re-call your old skills from days gone by. You can book a series of classes with Dan if desired. Pricing is based on your needs.




Study with individualized help from a Van Buren County teacher. Work at your own pace and on your own schedule!



Additional Information is available, call 501-884-4440. Hours: Mon-Th. 9a.m.-4p.m.


Fairfield Bay Community Education Center, 120 Village Lane, Fairfield Bay, AR 72088 (in the Village Mall)

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Published 12/16/13