Campus Offers Community Education Courses

By Francesca Zaragoza
Staff Writer

tv_News 10dbMONTICELLO- The University of Arkansas at Monticello is hosting some fun and educational classes for the community this month.

   Four classes are being offered through the month of October, starting with two cooking classes; Japanese and Thai, handgun self-defense and tree care. The Japanese course will be instructed by Yukiko Bivens who will teach you how to prepare tempura, a deep fried dish, and other sample dishes using fresh ingredients. This course will be held Thursday, Oct. 17 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Monticello High School Home Economics Lab. Cost for the class is $25.

   The Thai cooking course will be instructed by Paul Phurisri, the chef at the Tiny Thai Place, who will be teaching you how to prepare pad thai, garlic chicken and potstickers. This will also be held in the MHS Home Economics Lab Monday, Oct. 28 from 6 to 8 pm.  A $10 material fee is payable to the instructor on the night of class. Cost for the class is $30.

   Handgun Self-Defense classes are Tuesday, Oct. 15 and Oct. 22 in The Babin Business Center Room 303. This course will be instructed by Ed Monk who is a National Rifle Association certified instructor. This course will teach you the basics of how to choose, buy, store and shoot a handgun. The cost is $40.

   Tree Care 101 will be instructed by Hope Bragg and Monticello Tree Board Members. Class will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Oct. 8 and Oct. 10 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. It will be held in the Forest Resources Center Conference Room. This class will help you learn how to plant, care for and prune trees. It will also teach you how to properly plant trees, and how to treat common pests and diseases. The cost is $20 (A portion of the class fee will be used to plant trees in Monticello).

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