Community Education

Community Education Director

Metcalfe County Community Education

Winter/Spring 2015

**Class size is limited. All classes will be filled on a first-come basis**


Contact Geneva Scroggy@270.432.0553

**In case of inclement weather; if schools are closed, community education classes will also be cancelled.

 UPCYCLE- reuse (discarded objects or material) in such a way as to create a product of a higher

                                                quality or value than the original.         




*  ‘Hornet Hut’ Little Community Libraries

Metcalfe County Community Education and Metcalfe County Elementary School Beta Club are proud to open, “Hornet Huts” to promote literacy in Metcalfe County. In January, “Hornet Huts” will be placed at ESB (Summer Shade), Metcalfe Comm. Ed. Office (Edmonton near the blue gym), and at the former North Metcalfe Elementary (Roadside BBQ) in Sulphur-Well. These huts will be filled with books of all levels for the public to take, read, and exchange for another. Please take advantage of this opportunity! If you would like to donate books to this program, contact Geneva Scroggy at 270.432.0553.


Walking Warriors –Community Walking Club

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“Brrrr” Too cold to walk outside? Come on out this winter and join us for the Community Walking Club-“Walking Warriors”. Don’t wait until spring to shed those extra pounds, walk indoor on the MCHS gym walking track.

January-April, 10-11:30 a.m. Monday-Friday

MCHS                                                                                                                          FREE



Instructor: Rebecca Pennington

Loved aerobics, intimidated by Zumba? Try Zerobics! A combination of two highly effective exercise programs that will get you in shape for the new year! Consider this a beginning Zumba, and aerobics class which will only last 30 minutes. You can do anything for 30 minutes, right? Afterwards, Rebecca will push us through a 15-20 minute abdominal toning session. Get out those sneakers, pull on some exercise pants, dust off the exercise mat (if you have one) and come join us for the beginning of a healthier lifestyle! You’ll feel better, I promise!

12-week session: Jan. 12, 20, 22, 26, 29; Feb. 2, 5, 9, 12, 17, 19, 23, 26; Mar. 3, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30

5-6 pm

Metcalfe County Comm. Ed. Room                                                                           Cost $30                                 

Drivers’ Education

Instructor: Doug Clemmons

This class is available for all students in Metcalfe and surrounding counties who would like a better understanding of driving rules/regulations, safety and basic care maintenance. You will have 30 hrs. of instruction/classroom time, plus 6 hrs. of drive time with the instructor. Upon completion of this course you will be issued a Driver’s Education certificate that can be used to possibly receive insurance discounts. **See Ms. Sherry in the MCHS office for forms.

10 sessions: Mondays; Jan. 12, 26; Feb. 2, 23, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 (dates are subject to change)                3:30-6:30 pm       

 Metcalfe County High School, Room 130                            Cost $50 (in-county), $100 (out-of-county)


*Film Festival KET Kickoff

Instructor: Kathy Davis (KET) Lexington

Kathy Davis, from KET, will be conducting a Film Festival Kickoff workshop for any Metcalfe student or community member interested in film and filmmaking. Kathy will prepare you for filmmaking with tips, tricks, and ideas to get you started in creating your own films and film projects. Bring laptops, iPhones or other devices that you plan to use in your filmmaking.

1 session: Thursday, January 22

3:30-4:15 pm

Metcalfe County Middle School Auditorium                                                                     FREE


Slide:ology (Power Point Basics)

Instructor: Lindsey Thomas

Attention all parents: Has your child ever needed help making a PowerPoint for a school project? By taking this class, you will be able to help your child create a presentation for class with ease. Ministers, need help creating visuals for your sermons? This hands-on class will teach you all the basics. Topics include: Basic navigation of the program, inserting pictures, transitions, and much more.

2 Sessions: Thursdays, January 22 & 29

4:30-5:30 pm                                     

Metcalfe County Community Education Office/Comp. Lab                                            Cost $15


A Splash of Color (Color/Decorating Class)

Instructor: Kim Hay- WallWorks Owner

Sprucing up your house for spring? Do you want to do some home decorating and not sure what to do? Come let Kim Hay, owner of WallWorks, help you get started. Fresh from the Atlanta Shows, she will go over color basics, the newest combinations, and some neat ideas no matter what your budget. **Refreshments will be served**

1 session: Tuesday, January 27

5:00-7:00 pm

Location: Wallworks -Edmonton Square                                                                       FREE

Publish It! (Microsoft Publisher Basics)

Instructor: Lindsey Thomas

Have you ever wondered what the Microsoft Publisher program can do? Now is your chance to explore this wonderful, and easy to use, program. This program is ideal for entrepreneurs. With Publisher you can create flyers, brochures, business cards, greeting cards, and much more. This hands-on class will allow you to easily navigate through the program and create products.

2 Sessions: Mondays, February 2 & 9

5:30-7:30 pm

Location: Metcalfe County Community Ed. Office                                                      Cost $15


Game Changers – “Great Art by Little Hands” (Kids Art Class)

Instructor: Jerrica Reed (MCHS Art Student)

Join us on Monday, January 26 during the Metcalfe/Russell Co. High School Basketball game for, “Great Art by Little Hands” art class. In two hours, your child will complete their own piece of artwork! After completion, students who participated will take a stroll around the gym floor during the boy’s halftime, displaying their masterpiece to the crowd. All materials will be provided. The first 5 to sign-up will receive one free adult ticket to the game and a Hornet t-shirt. For more information, or to sign-up, contact Geneva Scroggy @270.432.0553.

1 session: Monday, January 26

6:30-8:30 pm

Location: MCHS Lobby/Art Room                                                                           Cost $5


Keep Calm and QUILT

Instructor: Bonnie Froggett

Want to learn to piece quilt by hand or machine? This is the class for you! All you need to bring to learn is a sewing machine (3 machines available here) with which you are familiar, scissors, needle, thread, straight pins, a small 10”-12” quilting hoop, and a thimble. Material/fabric will be provided. Learn the basics and create a one-of-a-kind table runner.

3 sessions: Thursdays, February 5, 12, & 19

12-2 pm

Location: Metcalfe County Community Education Office                                        Cost $15


Conceal & Carry Class

Instructor: Donnie Butler

Participants will learn the legal ins and outs of carrying and concealing a personal firearm. Participants will first complete a four hour instructional class with a workbook, video, lecture and exam; followed by range time (shooting instruction) that will end with an exam as well. Instruction will include: Orientation, Gun Safety, statutes

video from the Dept. of Justice, how to carry a concealed weapon, the nomenclature of a firearm, and basics of shooting.  Each person will be responsible for bringing their own firearm (pistols only, of any caliber) void of any ammunition.

1 session: Saturday, February 7, 8-3pm               *Feel free to bring drinks and snacks to the class

MCCE (Metcalfe County Community Education Office)                                         Cost $75


 “Just keep Spinning, Spinning…” (Beginning Spinning)

Instructor: Frankie Pfile (Spinner of 34 years)

Learn the art of spinning! Frankie will show you the process of spinning, preparation of fibers, spinning on a drop spindle, and spinning wheel. Participants will then prepare wool to spin and then spin on both the spindle and wheel fibers. Spindles and the wheel will be provided.

*Class size will be limited to 6 people.

1 Session: Tuesday, February 10

5-7 pm

Metcalfe County Community Education Office                                                        Cost $5


CPR Class

Instructor: Sammy Stotts

Class includes video, hands-on time, roster fees, and certification cards. If needed, you may pick up a Heartsaver CPR book at the Community Education office- 206 Education Way, Room D, between the Blue Gym and baseball field. Call Geneva: 270.432.0553.

1 session: Wednesday, February 11, 3:30-8:00 pm. 

Metcalfe County Community Education Office                                                        Cost $25


Beginning Crochet (Button Cowl)

Instructor: Janet Bennett

Come let Janet help you create a beautiful cool weather cowl that is fun to crochet, fully adjustable and has an interesting, easy stitch that resembles floating squares.

Supplies: 1.5 skeins Bernat Softee Chunky yarn, L (8.0) crochet hook, 1 large button, tapestry needle, and scissors

2 sessions: Tuesday, February 17 & 24

5:30-7:30 pm

Metcalfe County Community Education Office                                                        Cost $20


Girl’s Day Out

Instructors: Heather Shaw, UK Extension; Janet Bennett

Good food, good company, crocheting, contest and prizes!! What else could you ask for during the cold winter months? Come join us and let Janet Bennett and Heather Shaw share their expertise in cooking and crafting. First, Janet will give us a crochet lesson and assist in completing an “easy fashion scarf”. Next, Heather Shaw demonstrates and prepares a fabulous meal using a crock pot. She’ll walk you through the does and don’ts plus give you several comfort food, and healthy alternative recipes in using a crock. Afterwards, enjoy a ‘free’ lunch that Heather has prepared using a crock and taste the surprise. The next session will be a crock pot cook-off contest. Participants will have a week to prepare their “best” crock pot dish and have it ready for a taste test. Winners will receive prizes and the honors of “Crockpot” queen!

**Registration Deadline: Feb. 10

2 sesssions: Tuesday, Feb. 17 & 24

10:00 am – 1: 00 pm

Sulphur Well Fellowship Hall – Molly Thompson Building                                                Cost $15

Twisted Stitchers (Beginning Knitting)

Instructor: Elaine Marcello and Janet Bennett

Create unique gifts for family and friends or accessories for yourself! Elaine will show you the basics in knitting such as; cast on/off, knit-stitch, how to read a pattern, and understanding gauge. To help you learn the techniques, Elaine will start you on a simple headband.

Supplies: One skein of chunky or at least 140 yds. of chunky and size 10.5 needles; or one skein of worsted or at least 200 yds. and size 8 needles, one tapestry needle for sewing a seam, scissors, and ruler

2 sessions: Monday, Feb. 23 & Monday March 2

5-7:30 pm

Metcalfe County Community Ed. Office                                                                   Cost $15


Selling on Ebay

Instructor: Kim Hay

Need some extra income? Have a closet or garage full o fun used treasures? Looking for a nice part-time business? In this one-night class, Kim will teach you how to sell you items on eBay. Class will cover: How to set up an account, how to list your items, creating item descriptions, pricing the item, downloading photos of your item, shipping rates, selling multiple items, Ebay terminology. It is easy, fun and profitable! Bring in a few items, and let her get you started.

1 session: Thursday, February 26

5-7 pm

Metcalfe County Community Ed. Room/Comp. Lab                                                            Cost $10


Ga-Ga-Goo-Goo (Baby Sign Language)

Instructor: Charolotte Roach

No longer do you have to ‘guess’ the cry! Open the lines of communication with your infant with signs for “more”, “done”, “eat”, “change”, and other signs for everyday items. Baby signing is a form of pre-verbal communication. Knowing that they’ve been understood minimizes tantrums from not understanding each other. It also gives them the confidence to speak, giving them the foundation for language in the pre-school years. You’ll learn a weekly theme of useful signs, related to words about the family, playing at home, going to the park, meal times, and bedtime. Come let Charlotte teach you a whole new vocabulary using your hands.

3 sessions: Tuesdays, March 3, 10, 17

5-6:30 pm

Metcalfe County Community Education Office                                                        Cost $20


Silverware Wind Chimes

Instructor: Lori Eskridge

Recycle your old silverware in a whimsical way…make a wind chime. Let Lori show you how to take ordinary silverware and create a keepsake for you or a family member. All supplies provided, but if you have your own silverware to use, please bring them.

1 session: Thursday, March 5

5-7 pm

Metcalfe County Community Ed. Room                                                                    Cost $15


Little Van Goghs (Kids Art Class)

Instructor: Jerrica Reed (MCHS Student)

Do you have kids who love to draw, or paint? Let their creativity come to life! In just two hours, students will paint and take home their own unique piece of art to start their own gallery at home.

2 Sessions: Thursday, March 5 & 12

3:30-5:30 pm (with a note, can come down to my room after school)

Metcalfe County Community Education Office                                                        Cost $10


*Metcalfe County Film Festival

Join us for a night of METCALFE talent! View homemade, Metcalfe films in the form of short film, documentaries, or Public Service Announcements from Metcalfe students and community adults vying for cash prizes and awards; including a GoPro camera valued at $200! Interested in entering? Deadline for entries: February 27 by 3pm. For more information, contact Geneva Scroggy 270.432.0553.

Saturday, March 7 @ 6 pm

Metcalfe County Middle School Auditorium


Bubble Quilt

Instructors: Carolyn Parnell and Geneva Scroggy

From as little as pieces of scrap fabric and some Poly-Fill, you could easily make a large and comfortable quilt rug, blanket or (why not?) bed for a toddler. This colorful design will make any kid smile and want to spend time on it, while your need for fluffiness can be fully satisfied. The bubble pattern of the quilt will encourage anyone, especially little kids, to lounge on it or squishing the colorful puffs for hours.

Supply List: 16 different colors of scrap fabric, if you want to do a rainbow pattern (big enough to cut a 6x6), 1 yard cheap fabric for the base of the bubbles (you won’t be able to see them), 1 yard minky, 11/2 yard silky fabric for the ruffle (or purchase premade ruffle), small bag of Poly-Fill *All these items can be purchased at Marilyn’s in Edmonton, Wal-mart, or Jo Anns

2 sessions: Monday, March 9, and Sat. March 14

9th- 5-7 pm, 14th- 9am-2pm

Metcalfe Community Education Office                                                                     Cost $20


Fabulously Frugal (Coupon Class)

Instructor: Ashley Wright (Recently announced on The Today’s Show as All You magazines

America’s Smartest Shopper)

Let Ashley make it easy for you! In this couponing session, she’ll reveal all her tips, and tricks to saving money.  You’ll leave this class equipped to become a much smarter shopper.

Class objectives include:

  • Smartphone apps I use and recommend to help save/make money
  • Ebates for online shopping
  • How to shop at Rite Aid and get benefits from rewards program, along with reviewing their coupon policy
  • Coupon storage and organization
  • Where to find coupons
  • Blogs to follow and how to navigate the site
  • How to get started without getting overwhelmed

1 session: Thursday, March 12                                                          Metcalfe Community Ed. Office

5:30-7:30 pm                                                                                                              Cost $10


Ratta-tat-tat (Beginning Tatting using tatting needles)

Instructors: Elaine Marcello, Janet Bennett, and Laura White

In England, this lace was called knotting, in France, frivolet, and in America, tatting! In 1845, in Cork, Ireland the nuns developed the art of lace. They brought out their beautiful laces, sold them, and gave the money to the poor. Irish immigrants came to America wearing tatting, and then sold the tatting to make pin money. Learn this unique craft by attending our class. Let Elaine, Janet, and Laura show you how to shuttle and needle tat to create one-of-a-kind trims, laces, earrings, and bracelets.

Supplies: Needle Tatting kit sold at Joann’s or from the website: It must be the special tatting needle, not a tapestry needle or sewing needle. If you don’t want to purchase the big kit of needles ($11.95), a size 3 tatting needle ($4.95) will work fine with threads size 10 and 3any color.

2 sessions: Monday, March 16 & 23

5-7:30 pm

Metcalfe County Community Education Office                                                                   Cost $15


Pretty Things II (Paper Jewelry)

Instructor: Charity Nunnally

Join us for another night learning to make simple custom jewelry using paper and other everyday items. In this class you will make several pieces of jewelry that can be customized with scrapbook paper, old newspapers, favorite books, or pictures. All necessary items will be supplied but participants are encouraged to bring some paper product they like. We will make a pendant necklace and earrings.

1 session: Wednesday, March 25

 5-7 pm

Metcalfe County Community Education                                                                          Cost $15


Twinkle Toes (Kids Dance Class)

Instructor: Jerrica Reed (All About Dance Studio student of 10 years, MCHS dance team member, and has trained students from young to college age)

Combining genres of dance, this class will develop your child’s coordination as well as an understanding of dance concepts and terminology. Through this enjoyable educational experience, students will learn to use dance as a creative means of self-expression. Come let Jerrica teach the basics of ballet, beginner techniques, jazz/lyrical combinations, and a short part of dance.

4 sessions: Wednesday, April 1, Tuesday, April 14, 21, 28

3:30-5:00 pm

Metcalfe County Community Education Office                                                                  Cost $20


*Purple Up! For Military Families (April 15, 2015)

 Kentucky military youth are resilient and take pride in their service to our Country. They deserve our appreciation and support. The month of April provides an opportunity to recognize and honor the service of our youngest heroes, military children. Established by former Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger in 1986, the designation of April as the Month of the Military Child acknowledges the significant role military youth play in our communities. In KY alone, there are over 30,000 military children.

Help us in honoring those children by wearing purple on this day. Watch for other activities planned for students on this day as well.

*If you would like to volunteer, donate, or assist in honoring these children on April 15, please call, Geneva Scroggy 270-432-0553