The Office of Continuing Education at Southern Arkansas University will offer a series of summer continuing education courses over the next few months. The courses are open to the public.

A summer camp for kids will be held June 21-24 and June 28-July 1. The class will last from 8 a.m. to noon for a half day, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for a full day. The camp will spark new interests, develop understanding and stimulate imagination and creativity. There will be indoor/outdoor games and activities as well as classroom settings for instruction.

The camp will be held on the SAU campus; the cost is $60 for half-day camp, and $100 for full-day camp.

A tennis clinic will be held from 9-10 a.m. June 7-11, at the SAU Tennis Courts. Students will learn grips, strokes, the mental game, hand-eye coordination, footwork and strategies. Bring a tennis racket, tennis shoes and a water bottle. This class is for ages 5-9. The cost of the class is $35. The instructor is Shelley Malone.

A youth swimming course will be held each afternoon, Monday through Thursday, June 7-17 and June 21-July 1 at the SAU pool. This comprehensive course will place each child according to individual ability. Classes are for ages 4-12 and will strive to advance each child as far as possible. All classes are American Red Cross certified and will teach basic water safety. Class sizes are limited to 10.

Classes begin at 2 p.m., with a new class beginning every 30 minutes until 5 p.m. The cost of the class is $60. The instructor is Pam Mayo.

A youth theatre course will be offered July 19-30 for children and youths ages five and up. The class will meet Monday through Friday; class for students ages five to nine will be held from 2-3 p.m.,

and class for students ages ten and up will be held from 3-4 p.m.

The course will help young people understand what is included in theatrical productions. Rehearsals will include acting, song and dance, and will focus on students learning how to express themselves. The class will conclude with a public performance on July 30. The cost of the class is $45, and it will be led by Lindsay Walters.

A fundamentals of golf course will be held June 7-10 at the Magnolia Country Club. The class will meet from 8-10 a.m. each day. This is an introductory class designed to teach students the basic rules and skills of golf. Driving the ball, short game, putting and chipping

skills will be taught. It will focus on the basic swing and golf strategies. The cost of the class is $50 and will be taught by Leonard Biddle.

An advanced golf course is planned for June 21-24 at the Magnolia Country Club. The class will meet from 8 a.m. to noon each day. This is an advanced class designed to teach students golf course management. Students will learn what clubs to use on different holes, as well as practice skills such as driving the ball, putting and chipping.

Each day students will get to play at least nine holes of golf. The cost of the class is $70 and will be taught by Leonard Biddle.

An art workshop for children ages 10-12 will be held June 7-10. Class will be held from 10-11:30 a.m. each day in the Brinson Fine Arts building. Students will explore the human form using a variety of media including drawing, water color, pastel, collage and possibly clay.

The class will be taught by James Fantini; the cost is $50 and includes all materials.

A children's art workshop for those ages 4-12 will be held from July 19-22. Class will be held from 10-11:30 a.m. each day in the Brinson Fine Arts building. Children will paint, draw and construct 3-D art using various media. The workshop will conclude with an art show in the Brinson Art Gallery.

The class will be taught by Laurie Hicks and Patricia Leslie; the cost is $50 and includes all materials.

Another summer art workshop for children ages 6-12 will be held from July 26-29. Class will be held from 10-11:30 a.m. each day in the Brinson Fine Arts building. Youths will be creating hands-on art with drawing, painting and paper mache themed around horses.

The class will be taught by Laurie Hicks and Patricia Leslie; the cost is $50 and includes all materials.

A mom/tot gymnastics course will be held from 5-6 p.m. on July 12-15. The course is designed to teach how t safely supervise and instruct your child on basic motor skills and beginning tumbling. These foundational skills will insure your child physical success by improving coordination, agility and physical awareness. The cost of the class is $40. The instructor is Tommye Croft.

Horse Riding for Beginners will be offered beginning June 1. The class is by appointment only and will end July 29. This class is for the person that has always wanted to ride horses but lacked the confidence to saddle up. The class is designed around the student's needs and is individually structured. The minimum age is 10. The cost of the class is $200, and the instructor is Heather Raney.

A gymnastics for beginners course will take place from 3-4 p.m. on June 14-17 and July 12-15. This is a beginner class for students who have never taken tumbling. Students will learn basic motor skills which lead to basic tumbling to include various cartwheels and a backbend. This class is for ages 4-7. The cost of the class is $40. The instructor is Tommye Croft.

Gymnastics for intermediates will be held from 4-5 p.m. on June 14-17 and July 12-15. The course is for students who are familiar with tumbling, can do perfect cartwheels and are working on backbends. Children should have taken gymnastics for at least one year to participate in this class. This class is for ages 8-13. The cost of

the class is $40. The instructor is Tommye Croft.

An advanced cheer tumbling course will be offered June 14-17 and July 12-15. The class is designed to help incorporate tumbling as a team. During June the course will meet from 5-6 p.m., and during July it will meet from 6-7 p.m. The class is open to squads getting ready for camps, or individuals. A back handspring is required for the class. The cost of the class is $40, and it will be taught by Tommye Croft.

Instant Piano for Hopelessly Busy People will be offered from 6-9:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 29, in room 207 of the Business/Agri-Business Building. Participants will learn all the chords needed to play any song, any style, and any key using the secrets and shortcuts of professional players. Finding middle C and knowing the meaning of

"Every Good Boy Does Fine" is knowledge enough to enroll in this

workshop.

The cost of the class is $55 plus $25 materials fee. For a free pamphlet, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Music

Masters, 90 Molly Lane, Ringgold, GA 30736.

Aquacize and Senior Wellness will begin in June. Aquacize will meet from 6-7 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday beginning June 1, and will continue through July 29. This class includes a wide variety of water exercises that provide for cardiovascular conditioning, toning, and strengthening of muscles. Flotation devices will be provided for deep water exercises.

The Senior Wellness program will be held from 9-9:45 a.m. each Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday beginning June 2. The program will continue through July 29. The cost is $40 per course. Sandi Alston will be the instructor.

For more information or to register for any course, call the Office of

Continuing Education at 870-235-4005.

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