Tuesday, February 27, 2024
Topics > General Interest

Amateur Astronomy--Understanding & Observing the Night Sky
$69.00 (1 section available)
Explore the scope of the universe, immense distances, stargazing equipment, the solar system, deep space, seasons and constellations. The grand finale will be "in the field," an actual observation of the night sky using various types of telescopes.

Bird Watching
$49.00 (1 section available)
Observe bird migrations from local wooded areas and learn to distinguish different species. You can become part of the great amateur sport of birding and enjoy a relaxing morning of fresh air and bird watching. Dress for a walk in the woods with good well-covered shoes. Bring your binoculars.

ChatGPT for Beginners
$39.00 (2 sections available)
Are you hearing of ChatGPT and Artificial Intelligence? Want to learn more? This beginner's workshop will give you the basics in understandable terms and how to use it appropriately. We'll learn what it is, what it does and how it can help you in your daily life.

Croatian Arts & Heritage
$59.00 (1 section available)
Croatian & Croatian-American art has had an impact in the Pittsburgh area. We'll look at it from within the broader social, cultural, and political contexts of production. Historical overview of selected artists and works is provided, as is attention to Pittsburgh's historic Croatian community (once the largest outside of Croatia proper).

Demystifying Modern Technology
$79.00 (3 sections available)
Do you often find yourself frustrated by your computer, smartphone, or other device? You're not alone - and it's not your fault! This is NOT another introduction to technology course. Get an overview of computerized technology devices, and why they can cause so much confusion. Gain valuable understanding of technology concepts through everyday analogies and examples, as well as tips on how to customize your device.

French Revolution and the Rise of Napoleon
$69.00 (1 section available)
This course will cover the main events of the French Revolution (1789-1799) and the rise of the political and military career of Napoleon Bonaparte, from his early life in the revolutionary army to his coronation as Emperor of France in 1804. His career was born out of the revolution, and even though his coronation marked the end of it; through his reign, many of the ideals of the revolution continued and their effects on Europe can be seen to this very day.

Genealogy from A to Z
$59.00 (1 section available)

Finding that the Internet doesn't have all the answers to your family history questions?  Learn how to find your ancestors through census, courthouse records, passenger lists, church and cemetery records, etc. and also learn how to use the Internet to enhance your genealogy research.

Get Funny!
$149.00 (3 sections available)
The ability to create humor is a skill many people don't have, yet wish they did. If you're interested in learning how to come up with jokes or witticisms on the fly, punch up dull material for an audience, or make a living as a comedy writer, this course will get you going. Learn how to use humor to speak more effectively, write better, and increase your popularity.

Let's Explore Pittsburgh!
$49.00 (1 section available)
New to town? Lived here all your life and never taken the time to visit iconic Pittsburgh locations? Join us as we sightsee our beautiful city! We visit the inclines, the strip district, Point State Park and more! The first class will meet at the Allegheny Campus Starbucks.

Scams and How to Avoid Them
$45.00 (1 section available)
Scams are everywhere. We'll give you the tools to recognize when a scam is happening. We'll also work through what to do if you've been scammed. Don't miss this valuable workshop.

Stand-Up Comedy
$69.00 (1 section available)
For those who have thought about doing stand-up comedy but never quite got up the nerve to try, this course will introduce you to the world of stand-up comedy. Participants will learn how to write various types of comedic material and will have the opportunity to develop and perform their own comedy routine. Dealing with stage fright and getting started in the comedy business will also be covered.

The First World War and the World It Created
$69.00 (1 section available)
This course will explore an introduction to the first world war. Learn how the old world was destroyed by the war, the catastrophe of the war itself and the new world the war created.

The History of Ireland - Legend and Literature
$89.00 (1 section available)
Let's learn about the history of Ireland as seen through the literature, history, and legends. We will read the greatest Irish writers and see how they tell the history of Ireland. We will look at the origins of legends, the invasion by the English, and the potato famine that led to the great migration to America.

Tool School-Electric
$45.00 (1 section available)
Take away the intimidation of electricity in home maintenance. Learn how to rewire a lamp, replace a light fixture, and replace an outlet or a switch.

VanLife: How to Build and Travel in a Campervan.
$45.00 (1 section available)
An overview of how to build your own campervan, from planning the layout, learning what key systems you'll need to incorporate in your build, and where to find the resources to help you along the way. Take a tour of the instructor's campervan and hear real life advice on how to travel safely and have fun in a tiny home on wheels.

Wedding Planning - Everything You Need to Know
$49.00 (1 section available)
With the average cost of weddings skyrocketing, this course will give a broad overview of cost-saving factors when planning the big day. Gain tips budgeting, reviewing contracts, finding reputable vendors, and wedding planners. Step-by-step planning strategies will become the couple's best friend as they journey through the maze of cost-saving possibilities to have a memorable and successful wedding day.

What's on Your List?
$59.00 (1 section available)
There is so much to read, watch and listen to. Every week we'll get together to discuss books, movies, tv shows and podcasts. Recommend your favorites so we can put them on our list. This will be an open discussion where we'll meet new people who share our interests.

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