Leisure and Special Interest

Try a new hobby or just learn something new with our wide range of special interest courses!

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  • Register online by selecting "Add to Cart" on the desired course(s) and select "Cart" at the bottom of the page when you are ready to process your registration.
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Downsizing for Beginners

Interested in downsizing your home? Moving to a smaller place has a lot of advantages.  However, there are many decisions to be made in regards to transitioning to a smaller space. This course will provide a step-by-step guide, with tips for each step of the way. We will cover where to start, how to inventory existing furniture, how to create a new floor plan for your new place, and how to make the most of your storage. Downsizing can be the beginning of a fun and exciting time of life. This course will help you break down the steps and make your downsizing transition efficient and effective. Course includes a $20 materials fee.

This is a remote class

Lynda Armstrong-Caccamo and Jessica Caccamo of JL Caccamo Design, Instructors

Downsizing for Beginners
Schedule Section Seats Left Cost Register
Wednesday, 6/8
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
ZSPI-255 700 13 seats left $30

Successful Plant Propagation for the Home Gardener

This two-week course goes through the basic principles of propagating plants using materials and methods that will work at home without elaborate or expensive equipment. The first week covers seed starting and includes information in selecting containers, growing media, how to sow seeds, how to transplant seedlings, and subsequent care of young plants. The second week covers more ways to increase plants by the techniques of division, grafting, and various types of vegetative cuttings such as leaf, root and stem cuttings.  Through a variety of hands-on activities participants will have the opportunity to start their own seeds and take cutting to continue growing at home. This class is taught by a HVCC faculty member.

Course will be held in DCC, Room B06

Before registering for this course please read the following policies: 

Hunter Fonda, Instructor

Successful Plant Propagation for the Home Gardener
Schedule Section Seats Left Cost Register
Saturdays, 6/4 - 6/11
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
ZSPI-254 700 10 seats left $49

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