April CE Courses

By Barb Lang

Many short courses will be starting throughout the month of April at the University of Wisconsin-Barron County in Rice Lake.

For community members interested in piano, there will be a Saturday program on April 12 featuring two classes for beginners. Instant Piano for Hopelessly Busy People from 9:00 a.m. – 12 noon will teach participants to learn how to play music by chord. Participants will need to be able to read the treble clef. Then from 1:00-3:00 p.m. will be How to Play the Piano by Ear. This workshop shows participants the inside secrets professional piano players use to play piano “by ear.” 

Two one-session classes concerning the use of social media to help businesses connect with clients and customers will be taught by Shelly Cedarblade, owner of Woo! Social Media Marketing (woosmm.com).  All classes will meet on a Tuesday evening from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. in room 237 Ritzinger Hall.  The registration fee for each course is $39.

Using LinkedIn for Business will meet on April 15.   This is for business owners who want to connect with others, but in a more professional atmosphere that other sites may not provide.  Participants must have a LinkedIn account. 

Creating Email Newsletters will meet April 22.  Suitable for all experience levels, this session will teach you how to master email marketing communications with a comprehensive look at best practices including winning strategies for getting and keeping quality subscribers, writing good headlines and content, and getting readers to take action.

Beginning April 22 – May 20, Ballroom Dance is being offered for both beginners and dancers with experience. Ballroom Dance Level 1 at 6:00 p.m. will introduce participants to the traditional partner dances of the waltz and swing. Ballroom dance Level 2 begins at 7:15 p.m. Dancers will add the advanced rhythms of the rumba and swing.    

Participants can learn more about these courses and course fees, and register and pay online by going to barron.uwc.edu and clicking on ‘Community Outreach;’ or by calling Samantha Heathman at 715-234-8176 ext. 5403; or emailing to samantha.heathman@uwc.edu.


Samantha Heathman