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Fall 2010 non-credit community classes

UMW News Bureau

The University of Montana Western School of Outreach announces the fall 2010 lineup of non-credit community classes. The University of Montana Western School of Outreach announces the fall 2010 lineup of non-credit community classes.

The Science and Art of Saddle Fitting

This class will help riders get ultimate performance from their horses. Students will learn to identify quality saddles and saddle-fitting principles; how a horse’s back works for proper saddle selection and to address a rider’s needs and sizes; and various troubleshooting tips. Western saddles will be the focus, but other saddle styles will also be covered. Instruction will be provided by Shawnah Carman. The Science and Art of Saddle Fitting will take place Tuesdays, Sept. 21 through Oct. 26 from 6:15 to 9 p.m in ITW Room 109 on the Montana Western campus. Preregister by Sept. 17 to guarantee a spot. The class fee is $70.

Estate Planning Workshop

This workshop will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 29 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in STC Room 008 on the UMW campus. The workshop fee is $10. The workshop, facilitated by Montana Western business professor and attorney Cecil Jones, will consist of discussion, questions and presentations of the best current estate planning ideas for individuals, families, business owners, farmers, ranchers and retirees. Jones will present a broad range of topics from health care to living wills.

Monday Night Wine School

A Monday Night Wine School will begin on Oct. 4 and run Mondays through Nov. 15 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Tom and Danni Straugh residence. Students will learn about the major styles of wines including white wines, red wines, and specialty wines and champagne. Participation is limited to 12 people.

Crocheted Felted Messenger Bag

This class will take place on Thursdays from Oct. 7 to Oct. 21, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Main Hall Room 216 on the UMW campus. Instructor Marlene Williamson will teach students how to create a crocheted, felted messenger bag. The class will also include instruction on the felting process. Materials are included and class size is limited to 10 participants. The class fee is $48.

Quickbooks Bootcamp

This one-day class on Saturday, Oct. 9 will teach students basic and advanced Quickbook office management skills. The class will be held in STC Room 105 on the UMW campus. Registration is $110 for one class, $195 for two classes or $280 for all three. From 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., students will learn the basic finance management features of Quickbooks, including the tools needed to set up a new business. From 12 to 2:30 p.m., students will learn to track payroll, payroll taxes and other deductions. Designed to help employers develop more efficient payroll processes, this section of the class will also cover the preparation of payroll checks, related federal and state payroll liability checks, and generating federal quarterly reports and W2s. From 3 to 5:30 p.m., students will move beyond the basics and learn how to track revenue and expenses by class; create estimates and invoices; receive payments; enter bills; generate and customize reports and graphs; export information to Microsoft Word and Excel; and more.

Craft Night Series

A Craft Night Series will take place on Wednesdays, Oct. 6 through Nov. 17. All classes will begin at 6:30 p.m. in Main Hall Room 118 on the UMW campus. On Oct. 6, Deborah Henningsen will instruct Embroidery: The Basics and Beyond. On Oct. 13, Sarah Gibson will facilitate a Cork It wine work workshop. On Oct. 20, Danni Straugh will instruct Polymer Clay Christmas Ornaments. On Oct. 27, Marjorie Smith will instruct Origami for the Holidays. On Nov. 3, instructor Trenna Ferris will guide students through the Shutterfly website in her Digital Scrapbooking class. On Nov. 10, the Gourds workshop will introduce students to the craft of decorating gourds. On Nov. 17, Sara Wagner’s Snow Globe Cupcakes class will wrap up the fall Craft Night series.

Mixed Media Arts

Instructor Kelly Woodring will help students create art using several different mediums including pastels, pencil, charcoal and watercolor. The class is available for participants 14 years old and up. Mixed Media Arts will take place in Montana Western’s Block Hall Room 118 on Mondays from Oct. 25 through Nov. 15, 6:30 to 9 p.m. For registration or additional information, call the School of Outreach at (406) 683-7537 or toll-free at (866) 799-9140; or e-mail