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COMPUTER CLASSES

Photoshop Elements I (24 Hours)

Learn to enhance your photos with Adobe Photoshop. Practice basic photo corrections such as layers, selections, and old photo restoration. A discussion of digital photography and scanning will be included.

5/20-6/26, TTH, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Cowart $70
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Photoshop Elements II (24 Hours)

Now, that you have had Photoshop Elements I let’s take it a step further. This course is a continuation of the skills and tools learned in Photoshop Elements I. Learn additional techniques, layers, masks, file formats, and create special photographic projects.

7/22-8/28 TTH, 10:00 AM-12:00PM
Cowart $70
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Microsoft Excel (24 Hours)

This data analysis tool helps you track and visualize data for greater value and provides a medium for sharing your information. Learn commands and features to manage workbooks while manipulating and formatting data. This class is paired with the on-line Microsoft Office IT resources. (No class on 6/17)

5/20-7/1, TTH, 6:00-8:00 PM
Stewart $70
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Microsoft PowerPoint (24 Hours)

This class is designed for students interested in learning the fundamentals needed to create and modify basic presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint. Paired with the on-line Microsoft IT platform, students receive the optimal learning experience.

5/22-7/10, TH, 1:00-4:00 PM
Stewart $70
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Microsoft Word (24 Hours)

Whether enhancing your employability skills or just for everyday use, this class will guide you through the mysteries of Microsoft Word. Learn commands and features to create, enhance, customize and share documents. This class is paired with the on-line Microsoft IT platform giving you an optimal learning experience. (No class 7/14)

6/2-7/21, M, 1:00-4:00 PM
Stewart $70
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Let Me Introduce You to the Internet and World Wide Web (24 Hours) NEW!

The Internet can connect you to people, information, and resources around the world. This course reveals how to connect to the Internet, browse Web pages, navigate Web sites, use search engines, exchange e-mail with others, manage a personal Facebook page and Pinterest account, have a video chat, and much, much, much more. Become comfortable with the internet and connect to people, information, and resources around the world!!

6/3-7/10, TTH, 4:00-6:00 PM
Stewart $70
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Gaming Security for Parents (3 Hours) NEW!

Our children often know more about our computers, phones, and other electronic devises than we do. However, as parents, technology savvy or not, we have the responsibility of keeping our children safe. Gaming, opens the door for your child to meet a melting pot of individuals. Some are other children, some adult enthusiast and unfortunately some are there to disturb or hurt your child. Learn to set parental controls on popular gaming devises, on-line interactions, and general tips geared to alert the parent in order to protect your child.

6/3, T, 6:00-9:00 PM
TBA $25
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Windows 8 (Part II)

Stop fighting the change and learn to embrace Windows 8. If you have a basic understanding of Windows 8, instructor Angelia Stewart will help you take it a step further. Be sure to bring your Windows 8 device to get the most of this experience.

6/10-8/5, T, 3:00PM-6:00PM
Stewart $70
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Competent with a Computer (24 Hours)

Whether for your business or personal use, ages 8 to 80, learn to navigate your PC and the internet like a pro! Use common software and programs efficiently and productively. Get an overview of computer and internet trends, digital lifestyles, social networking, and more! Learn basic hardware components, terminology and how computer components exchange data to lay a solid foundation for building technological knowledge. Develop your computer skills, explore your computing options, and expand your own technological capabilities. (No class on 7/16)

6/4-7/30, W, 1:00-4:00 PM
Stewart $70
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Competent with a Computer II (24 Hours)

Now that you know the basics, let’s spend time on Windows, and how to tailor these programs and functions to your own personal and special needs. Review text editing and formatting techniques. Gain more in-depth information on file and folder structure, email, software installation, customizing the look of the computer as well as protecting the computer from viruses, malware, etc.

8/6-9/24, W, 2:00-5:00 PM
Stewart $70
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Topics of Computer Security and Health Occupations Classes Privacy (24 Hours) NEW!

Losing everything on your computer, whether due to physical damage or a security breach, can be devastating! Your computer contains information such as files, financial information, private documents, photos, sites you visit, information you enter into the Internet (such as account numbers, social security numbers, and credit card information). Keeping your information and files safe and secure is vital for your computer and for your family. This course will educate you on identifying threats to your computer and the data stored on it. We will illuminate ways to protect your computer from various dangers and learn preventive measures to safeguard the data stored on it. We will also explore ethical and legal issues related to computer and Internet usage.

7/8-8/21, TTH, 6:00-8:00 PM
Stewart $70
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Photography Classes

Beginners Digital Photography (21 Hours)

Are you a new photographer and need help? If you are ready to take control of your camera, then this Beginners Photography class is made for you. Join professional photographer Todd Bush, as he leads you into the world of photography. Todd’s photos have been published in numerous places to include National Geographic Adventure, Southern Living and Our State. This is a true point and shoot beginners class. Also two or three field trips may include walking/hiking/ photographing in scenic destinations over moderate mountain terrain. Learn the fundamentals and have a world of fun. (No class on 7/14)

6/16-8/4, M, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Bush $70
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Health Occupation Classes

Certified Nursing Assistant I (160 Hours)

This state required course for those wishing to become a CNA consists of classroom work, lab, and clinical rotations. At the end of the course a separate State approved agency does the competency testing for a fee of $101. Six days of clinical rotation will be scheduled starting as early as 6:30am. Some Saturday class and lab participation may also be required. Random drug screening and criminal background checks may be required by the clinical sites. Hours could vary slightly depending upon instructional need. Students in this class may be eligible for scholarship funds.

7/10-10/9, TTH, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Clark $180, Plus student insurance, text & fees
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CNA Refresher (48 Hours) NEW!

This course is designed to provide individuals with a review of knowledge, skills and abilities to prepare for the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program Examination. Successful completion of this examination allows students to be listed on the North Carolina Nurse Aide Registry. Individuals who have been listed on the registry whose certification expired less than three years prior or individuals who can provide proof of a completed state approved certification program less than three years prior, but have not been placed on the registry are eligible to take the class. Out of state certifications may also be eligible for this class. The cost of testing at the course completion is $101. Government issued photo identification and social security card are required. Students must attend all 48 hours of the course to receive a satisfactory completion and be eligible for testing.

6/2-7/7, M, 1:00-9:30 PM
Garland $125
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Medication Aide (24 Hours)

Learn how to work as a medication aide in a skilled nursing facility. This class will prepare you to take the state exam. You will be required to pass the Medication Aide Competency Exam before being listed on the State Medication Aide Registry. This course will cover the six rights of medication administration for non-licensed personnel. Topics will include: Medication administration via the oral, topical, and instillation routes; medical asepsis, hand hygiene, terminology, and legal implications. Must be a CNA I and have your high school diploma to take this course. This class is limited to 10 students.

6/6-6/27, F, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Jameson $70, Plus text
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CPR for Teachers (12 Hours) NEW!

Learn first aid basics for medical, injury and environmental emergencies, as well as adult and child CPR and AED use. The course is designed for individuals with limited or no medical training. Upon successful completion of the course students receive an American Heart Association First Aid, CPR, and AED card which is valid for two years. This course is fee waived for elementary and secondary school employees, you pay for the First Aid, CPR and AED card and optional workbook

7/14-7/17, MTWTH, 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Barrier $7 for Completion Card, $20 for optional workbook
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Occupational Classes

Beginning Spanish (24 Hours) Banner Elk Offering

This course provides an introduction to communicating in Spanish. Emphasis will be placed on greetings, pronouns, common verbs, verb tense, adjectives, short sentence construction, expressing agreement and disagreement, understanding simple written signs, and the pronunciation of letters and vowels. Students will be encouraged to express their specific learning needs and their personal goals to be included in the weekly lesson plans. Instruction will be oriented to language used in everyday situations- work, social settings, restaurants, markets, etc. The instructor, Cecilia Sample, was born and raised in Colombia, South America. She has lived in the United States since her high school graduation. Cecilia later graduated from the University of Central Florida. She has eighteen years teaching experience and she is still passionate about the journey of educating. This class will be held in Banner Elk at the Banner Elk United Methodist Church.

6/16-7/9, MW, 2:00-5:00 PM
Sample $70
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Beginning Spanish II (24 Hours) Banner Elk Offering

This course is intended for those who have had Beginning Spanish I or have had some Spanish instruction that has included basic verbs, greetings and some sentence structure.Beginning Spanish II will cover, in more depth, some of the most necessary sentence structure in order to apply spoken Spanish to everyday situations. Group reading will be part of the class in order to practice the material being taught. Students will learn a number of the most common- necessary verbs and how to use them in sentences. These verbs will be used in present as well as past tense. A variety of activities will be offered to the students who wish the opportunity to practice verbally in class. Common expressions and questions will be part of the material for those students who travel or work with Spanish speakers. Students will be encouraged to express their specific learning needs and their personal goals which will be included in the teacher’s weekly lesson plans. Instruction will be oriented towards language used in everyday situations – work, social settings, restaurants, markets, etc.

7/28-8/20, MW, 2:00-5:00 PM
Sample $70
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Introduction to Catering (39 Hours) NEW!

Interested in a career in catering? Learn the basic principles of menu planning, table settings for various events, and proper prep of “finger foods”. Food protection and safety will be emphasized with the means to determine food and labor costs explored. ServSafe certification will be included in this program. There will be an additional fee of $36 at the time of testing to be paid directly to the testing authority.

7/3-8/14, TTH, 3:00-6:00 PM
Beane $125, Plus $25 for supplies
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Notary Public (8 Hours)

This eight-hour class prepares students for the required NC Notary Public test. To become a notary, you must be 18 years of age, have a high school diploma or GED, and pass the test given at the end of class. Pre-registration and pre-payment is required 24 hours before the class date. Participants must purchase and read the manual prior to the class.

7/23, W, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
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9/23, T, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Greene $70, Plus Required Manual
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Construction Trade Classes

Welding (96 Hours)

This course will teach three major processes; SMAW, GMAW, GTAW (stick, mig, and tig welding) and the cutting process. Power sources, wire-feed setup, maintenance, shielding gases, and safe practices will be covered. Lecture, demonstration, and practical applications will be used in this course. Students in this class may be eligible for scholarship opportunities.

5/13-8/28, TTh, 6:30-9:30 PM
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9/23-1/8, TTh, 6:30-9:30 PM
Thomas $180
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Concrete 101 (24 Hours) NEW!

What you know about concrete before you pour it can either be a big money saver or huge mistake. This short 24 hour class will cover density, materials, AD-mixtures, test procedures, form material, whaler systems, anchors and much more to help you get it right the first time. There will be an additional $20 fee for supplies.

6/10-7/3, TTH, 6:00-9:00 PM
Vaughn $70
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The Resident Handyman/Woman (20 Hours) NEW!

Got a fixer-upper that needs some work? This class will bring out the handyman/woman in you. Learn the basics about plumbing, electrical, materials, adhesive, sheetrock and more sure to help you save money on your household projects.

7/15-8/14, TTH, 6:00-8:00 PM
Vaughn $50
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Heritage Art Classes

Mayland’s Sounds of the Appalachians

Join Mayland Community College as we announce our First “Mayland’s Sounds of the Appalachians Music Camp” with Camp Director Rhody Jane Meadows. Students, ages 12 and up, can choose from a wide-range of classes taught by local instructors in old-time stringed instruments, plus harmonica, folk singing and f lat-foot dancing; evening string band classes will give all participants the chance to play together in groups geared to individual levels of ability, which will be show-cased at our Friday night concluding concert. One low price will include all class sessions, master concerts/ demonstrations, and daily lunches. Join us for this fun opportunity to be a part of history-in-the-making.

July 14-28, from 10:00 AM- 9:00 PM
Cost per person: $150
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Join us for Storytelling with Orville Hicks

Join us for a lively hour of tales as told by Mr. Orville Hicks. Born on Beech Mountain in Watauga county, Mr. Hicks shares the rich tradition of storytelling learned by listening to his mother, Sarah Ann Harmon Hicks as she entertained her children during chores and evening family time. He was encouraged by Ray Hicks, a National Heritage Fellowship Award recipient, to develop his own style and repertory. This has led to numerous performances, workshops and events for children and adults of all ages.

July 22, from 2:00-3:00 PM
Cost per person: $20
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Primitive Knife Making (21 Hours)

This class will introduce the fundamentals of hot forge work as it relates to knife making. Beginning with the selection of simple tools and appropriate scrap metal, each student will forge their own simple knife blade. After forging, the knife will be filed, hardened, tempered, and a handle will be created for the completed blade. Only eight people will be admitted to this class, so register early!

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Beginner Quilting

Explore one of many methods of quilting called appliqué, which is a fun way to apply smaller pieces of fabric on top of a larger piece of fabric. Come create a beautiful 25” x 25” table topper. This class is designed for a confident sewer, someone who is able to sew straight seams and is familiar with their sewing machine. Preregistration is required.

7/9-8/6, W, 1:30PM-4:00PM
Franz $55
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Beginners Stain Glass (24 Hours) NEW!

Learn the fine art of stain glass. This is an introductory stain glass course where students will learn the basic properties and types of glass, design, patterns, equipment, terminology and safety. Complete a piece of stain glass art.

5/27-7/3, TTh, 4:00-6:00 PM
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8/5-9/11, TTH, 6:00-8:00 PM
Hardee $70, Plus supply fee of $30
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Decorative Welding (24 Hours) NEW!

Add timeless sophistication to your home or business with decorative welding projects! Join instructor, Jody Thomas as he guides you through the basic safety practices of welding and then into a world of creativity.

6/9-7/28, M, 6:30-9:30 PM
Thomas $70
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Create Your Own Body Scrub (3 Hours) NEW!

Indulge yourself! Whether for gifts or yourself, Connie Dellinger-Brooks will take you through the steps to create your own scrub designed to exfoliate and hydrate your skin, leaving it smooth and soft.

7/1, T, 1:00-4:00 PM
Dellinger-Brooks $30
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Creating Useful Appalachian Baskets (15 Hours)

This heritage arts course will begin with basket history then move into materials/ supplies, basket construction and adding personalized, finishing touches to student’s baskets. Classes will be personalized to suit the interests of the students who are looking for a way to supplement their income or simply discover their creative side. A supply kit will be provided the first night of class.

7/22-8/19, T, 1:00-4:00 PM
Dellinger-Brooks $50 plus $20 for supply kit
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Poetry and Music I (1.5 Hours) NEW!

Participants in this class are invited to explore the relationship between music and poetry, especially with respect to features common to both. The musical group Sound Traveler (Bob and Patty Tatum) will use live music and video displays to demonstrate elements of lyric poetry embedded in well-known songs. The duo will also present original songs for analysis and enjoyment. In addition, class members will have the opportunity to create their own poetry as well. Bob and Patty Tatum are both National Board Certified Teachers with fifty years of combined teaching experience.

7/8, T, 6:00-7:30 PM
Sound Traveler $25
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Poetry and Music II (1.5 Hours) NEW!

This class builds upon the information and activities presented in Poetry and Music I. Participants will further explore the relationship between music and poetry, using somewhat more challenging lyrics. The musical group Sound Traveler (Bob and Patty Tatum) will perform live music and use video displays in their presentation. The presenters will also share original poetry and music. Class members will have the opportunity to create and share original work as well. Bob and Patty Tatum are both National Board Certified Teachers with fifty years of combined teaching experience.

8/4, M, 6:00-7:30 PM
Sound Traveler $25
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General Interest Classes

Defensive Driving (4 hours)

Eliminate points for tickets! Complete this 4-hour defensive driving course to reduce the effects of minor traffic violations. This class is made available by the District Attorney through Mayland Community College, Mountain Professionals, Inc., and the Safety and Health Council of North Carolina to train motorists in the principles of defensive driving. You must register before 4:30 PM on the day of the class and bring the following: driver’s license, social security number, the citation (ticket), and $65 cash or money order.

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Mountain Professionals $65 (All Pay)
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Community CPR (4 Hours)

This course is the basic CPR course designed by the American heart Association. It includes instruction in CPR for infants, children, and adults with practical applications using special mannequins.

8/4, M, 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
TBA $25, plus $7 for CPR card and $20 for optional workbook
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North Carolina History with Michael Hardy (6 Hours) NEW!

Michael Hardy, award-winning author, will lead a six-week series of classes on the history of the United States as it played out in our own Old North State. Each class will cover a critical phase in North Carolina’s story, and all the class materials will be free sources available online.

All session descriptions follow:
Hardy $35

June 17, Session 1:
Conquistadors in the Carolinas: Early Exploration, Who were the first people who came to our state? Why did they come? Join noted historian and author Michael C. Hardy on a journey back to our state’s early history and its first explorers, including the Spaniards who came and left only the barest traces of their visits.

June 24, Session 2:
Pirates along the North Carolina Coast Avast! Set sail with historian and author Michael C. Hardy to learn about our state’s piratical past and the fascinating figures who loomed large on our coast and even inland, raiding and pillaging their way into history.

July 1, Session 3:
Revolutionary NC North Carolina played a pivotal, and often overlooked, role in the American Revolution. This class will trace the profound effect of North Carolina and her people on the war that liberated the colonies and began our story as an independent nation.

July 8, Session 4:
There’s Gold in our Hills! North Carolina’s Mining Heritage Our North Carolina landscape is beautiful on the surface, but what lies beneath can be even more valuable! Join us for a study in the remarkable mineral wealth and the mining history that grew up around it. No shovel required to dig up this information!

July 22, Session 5:
The Civil War at our Doorstep Few events changed North Carolina as much as the American Civil War. Join award-winning Civil War author and historian Michael C. Hardy to learn more about the state’s complex and often tragic Civil War history.

July 29, Session 6:
Over There, Over Here! North Carolina and the World Wars Both World Wars left a mark upon North Carolina and her people. This class will chronicle the roles of North Carolina people who fought in both World War I and World War II, and will explore the impact on the home front as well.

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Intermediate Wire Work Jewelry (12 Hours)

Wire work basics will be discussed briefly at the class beginning enabling students to progress to intermediate work. Several projects should be able to be completed, including linked bracelets, a ring, earrings and pendants. Some tools will be available in class, an optional beginners tool kit is available to be purchased at a cost of $30.

5/29-7/3, Th, 6:00-8:00 PM
Sirak $40
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So You Want to Get Published? (3 Hours)

Have you ever wondered what it would take for you to publish that book or article that you have always wanted to see in print? Come join award-winning author and historian Michael C. Hardy for an informative and insightful look at the process of publishing.

7/8, T, 9:00-12:00 PM
Hardy $20
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Introduction to Beginner’s Jewelry Design (10 Hours)

This class will provide students with the ability to design and complete basic jewelry construction. Projects will include basic earrings, bead stringing, linked bracelets and necklaces. Students will also learn beginners knotting and 4 cord braiding with cords and other fabric materials. Tools used in this class can be used for more advanced projects. Some tools will be available for class use. An optional beginner’s tool kit is available for an additional $30.

8/7-9/4, TH, 6:00-8:00 PM
Sirak $40
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For Women By Women NEW!

Mayland Community College will be hosting classes this summer for the do-it-yourself woman. Carrie Maggard, a tool consultant for women will be guiding the classes to increase your independence while delving into your creative side.

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Safety/Tool School (3 Hours) NEW!

Join Carrie Maggard as she introduces you to basic tools and how to use them safely around the house.

7/8, T, 2:00-5:00 PM
Maggard $30
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Mosaic Tiling (3 Hours) NEW!

Design and create your own 6X6 trivet to take home

7/29, T, 2:00-5:00 PM
Maggard $30
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How To Make Your Home More Energy Efficient (3 Hours) NEW!

Learn to keep your home energy efficient while lowering your heating/cooling bills in the process.

8/5, T, 2:00-5:00 PM
Maggard $30
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Basic Gardening (3 Hours) NEW!

The primary focus of this class is garden safety, the tools to use, and the transplanting of herbs. Be sure to bring a creative container for your herbs (an old shoe/boot, tea cup, etc.)

7/15, T, 2:00-5:00 PM
Maggard $30
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Building a Garden Window Box (3 Hours) NEW!

Create your own 24X6 window box. You do all the work to include gluing, nailing, screwing and sawing! Large pieces of wood will be pre-cut to your need.

7/22, T, 2:00-5:00 PM
Maggard $30, Plus $8 for supplies
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