Saturday, January 18, 2020
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Amateur Astronomy--Understanding & Observing the Night Sky
$119.00 (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.

Apply for a Government Job-Do It Right
$49.00 (1 section available)
Learn where the jobs are and how to apply properly for them. Understand forms, regulations, and other inside information while learning how to submit just the right application packet the agency is looking for while saving you time, money and frustration.

Basic Coin Collection: I Inherited Grandpa's Coins - Now What?
$59.00 (3 sections available)
Learn coin collecting basics through identification and grading and the factors involved in actual value. Understand what makes them valuable, or not. Please bring photos of your coins, loupe, or magnifier to class.

Bee Keeping for Beginners
$59.00 (4 sections available)
Discover the many benefits of raising bees in your own backyard. Learn the basics of what you need to begin backyard beekeeping, from buying honeybees and constructing the hive to preventing bee swarming and harvesting honey.

Chernobyl: Causes, Coverup and Consequences
$69.00 (1 section available)
The 1986 Chernobyl catastrophe in Ukraine was the world's greatest nuclear accident, releasing radioactive material and affecting the health of millions of people and the environment for many thousands of years. Students will learn the history from a photojournalist as to what, why, how and who was responsible for this tragic event leading up to the break-up of the Soviet Union and the continued concerns relating to politics, health, safety and environmental issues.

Civics 101
$49.00 (1 section available)
Learn the basics of the US government in this course. We'll discuss the three branches of government and their roles, the processes used to pass bills and laws, as well as the role a private citizen can play.

Discovering the Great Cathedrals of Europe
$39.00 (1 section available)
Upon completion of this brief course, students should gain a general familiarity with the great cathedrals of Europe, as well as their art, architecture, and history. Each student should be able to identify various cathedral as well as the general movements of art and architecture they belong to or contain.

Election 2020- From the Courthouse to The White House
$49.00 (1 section available)
Become better-informed voters for the 2020 elections, and learn the building blocks of local and national political campaigns that will define our issues, our candidates and our future. Course topics will be useful for voters, campaign volunteers and candidates.

How to Lose Your Pittsburgh Accent
$49.00 (1 section available)
Younz tired of soundin' like younz are from the 'Burg ahnat? Then come to this class and learn how to subdue your Pittsburghese. The course will also provide you with techniques on how to discuss, enlighten, demonstrate and persuade others through your speaking abilities.

How to Teach a Class for Community Education
$39.00 (3 sections available)
Share your knowledge and expertise with others by exploring teaching possibilities with CCAC Community Education. Understand what you need to know to prepare lessons, write course descriptions, materials, and more.

How to Travel to Italy
$79.00 (1 section available)
Italy offers a variety of experiences to its visitors. It offers art, culture, history, romance, old world traditions, ruins and of course wonderful food. Learn about each of the five regions in Italy and what specific areas to go to according to what you want to visit. We'll also cover how to get around Italy, currency tips and more.

Intro to Aromatherapy
$29.00 (1 section available)
This course will provide a comprehensive introduction to the wide variety of uses of essential oils. This course will also cover how to choose which essential oils will help the student with their particular needs, as well as what to look for in ingredients.

Introduction to Genealogy
$49.00 (1 section available)
Students will sharpen their investigative, genealogical skills through this course. Each student should leave with a better understanding of the records available to them, where to find them, and how to critically judge them.

Introduction to Improvisation
$69.00 (2 sections available)
This introduction to improvisation class will focus on the basic concepts of agreeing, building and developing a scene, and creating characters and environments in improvised theatre. It will be a fun and interactive way to challenge yourself outside your comfort zone. "The biggest joy of improv is that everyone is always right!"

Life of Abraham Lincoln
$59.00 (2 sections available)
Examine the life of Abraham Lincoln, America's greatest president. It will begin with the early development of his unique character and continue with his life as an Illinois lawyer/politician. The course will then proceed to his leadership during the American Civil War.

Literature of the Roaring 20S - Literature Club
$49.00 (1 section available)
Literary creativity soared throughout the 1920s. One of the most popular authors F.Scott Fitzgerald, published The Great Gatsby in 1925 focusing on the issues of decadence and excess. Ernest Hemingway was another popular writer during the 1920s who typically dealt with themes of struggle, courage and loss. Take a look at the 1920s through the works of its literature.

Lovely But Lethal: Roza Shanina and the Great Patriotic War
$39.00 (2 sections available)
On June 22, 1941 Germany invaded the Soviet Union, launching 4 years of some of the bloodiest fighting in all of World War II. Roza Shanina--a young kindergarten teacher--answered her country's call and became a sniper in the Red Army. We will explore this fascinating period of history, starting with some of the noteworthy people and technologies of the USSR, then discussing four major battles (Moscow, Leningrad, Stalingrad, and Kursk) before concentrating of Roza's life and wartime diary. Students will come away with a basic understanding of the Eastern Front and its importance in the story of the European Theater.

Parisian Art for Travelers
$39.00 (1 section available)
When traveling to a city as beautiful and historic as Paris, it can be overwhelming to decide what to see. The instructor will provide the students with a comprehensive list of museums and sites that are must-sees in order to make the most of an enjoyable and enriching trip to Paris.

Pennsylvania Trolley Tour
$29.00 (1 section available)
Take a ride into the past at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum! Be a part of history through a scenic ride on antique trolleys, a guided exploration of the Trolley Display Building, and a behind-the-scenes look at the maintenance and restoration shop. Try your hand at operating a trolley with the new Trolley Simulator exhibit, and learn how trolleys transformed the past and continue to shape the future of transportation.

Pgh Pirates Baseball
$59.00 (1 section available)
Freelance sportswriter Greg 1Spalding will help you explore Pittsburgh Pirates baseball in culture, literature and history as we discuss the best teams, players, managers, announcers and fans in the Buccos 100+ history. During the class, we will read several books about the team, explore the rich history of the World Series champions, All-Star players, All-Star Games in Pittsburgh, MVP's, Hall of Famers, batting champions and Cy Young winners. We will also discuss how the Buccos broke the barriers for the Latino ballplayers to play in the major leagues. You will have a chance to view famous memorabilia from the past and present, participate in trivia contests and win prizes and even get some giveaways. The class will be entertaining, interactive and informative and is one a Pirate fan will not want to miss.

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