Parkland to offer spring youth classes

Parkland to offer spring youth classes

Due to a rise in demand for youth programming, Parkland College will offer several short courses and workshops for children this spring as part of its community education program.

Classes range from learning about thunderstorms to beadmaking, Google SketchUp 3-D software to icing cookies. Most are one-day workshops held on Saturdays, but there are some classes on Tuesday evenings.

Every summer, Parkland organizes College for Kids, weeklong sessions for elementary and middle school students in science, technology and arts.

"We get a lot of request for programming outside of the summer. We do some Japanese language and culture class and ACT prep, but we're trying to expand the offerings," said Deb Shonkwiler, program assistant for community education.

More information is available by calling 353-2055 or emailing

The community education spring schedule is available online at

Paper versions of the brochure will be mailed to homes in the district in early January.

The College for Kids summer series will be June 16-26 and July 7-17, 2014. The schedule for summer workshops will be available in mid-April.

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