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This course begins with the invention of playing cards in the tenth century.  It follows the evolution of card games from the sixteenth century through the rules of cards according to Hoyle in the eightheenth century up to the invention of the game of Contract Bridge aboard a cruise ship in the Panama Canal zone in 1925.  The course will also trace the evolution of bidding theory from the inception of contract bridge through the era of Charles Goren up to the beginning of the twenty-first century to prepare those interested in the state of bridge bidding theory in preparation for taking KSU's introductory series of Bridge classes,  "Bridge in the 21st Century". The course is designed primarily for those who have never played the game before and will help prepare those individuals with the skills necessary to begin that class.  Many seniors learned to play this game from their parents or when they entered college but jobs, marriage, children and life in general took them away from the game.  This course is also designed for those who have an interest in the game but want to learn more before venturing into a class with others with prior experience.  However, even if you are returning to the game this course may prove of interest if you would like to learn more about the history of the game. 

192SHRC1062A

Start date: 10/15/18

End date: 11/05/18

Fee: $59.00

4 sessions.

Location : Soleil Laurel Canyon Location : 
  Soleil Laurel Canyon.

Room :  Not Assigned



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Have you ever looked up at a star-filled sky and wondered what’s out there? Come and find out!   Besides gaining an understanding of our universe, you'll also learn to find your way around the night sky, as well as learn how to choose and use a telescope. A Star chart guide is included in the course fee. Signed waiver is required. Bring a flashlight to class for the last session.

192SHIS2576A

Start date: 10/16/18

End date: 10/25/18

Fee: $99.00

5 sessions.

Location : Multiple Location : 
  KSU Center
  Off-site.

Room : Multiple  Room : 
  Not Assigned. 
  Offsite.



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Learn basic knitting techniques by making a pair of fingerless mitts knit flat and a matching hat knit in the round.  These two small projects provide a solid foundation and introduce the new knitter to, casting on, binding off, tensioning yarn, the knit and purl stitch, and combinations of these two stitches to create new stitch patterns.  They will demonstrate simple increase and decrease technicques used to shape knitted fabric and teach basic seaming techniques, to complete projects ready to wear before the winter season ends.  This class will also include an introduction to tools used for knitting, reading ball bands, understanding yarn weights categories and the basics of making and using a gauge swatch.  Materials for this course will be provided.

192SHGD2465A

Start date: 10/04/18

End date: 11/15/18

Fee: $159.00

7 sessions.

Location : KSU Center Location : 
  KSU Center.

Room :  Not Assigned



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This series was developed by the American Contract Bridge League (ACBL) to introduce a new player to the game of duplicate bridge.   The first course - BIDDING IN THE 21ST CENTURY is an introductory course designed to give the students a chance to experience what the game is all about - and to enjoy the experience. During this eight weeks there will be opportunities to play, talk, observe, discover, draw conclusions, laugh and develop ways of thinking about the game. While designed for players interested in duplicate bridge, the class is also beneficial to players interested in playing social bridge. Book will be provided by instructor on the first day of class and is included in the cost of the course.

192SHRC1054A

Start date: 10/02/18

End date: 11/27/18

Fee: $99.00

8 sessions.

Location : KSU Center Location : 
  KSU Center.

Room :  Not Assigned



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The third in a series of courses for beginning and advancing players offered by the American Contract Bridge League and KSU.   In this course, we look at techniques for defeating contracts that the declarer would make if we do not defend carefully. We start by looking at the guidelines for handling specific situations on defense: opening leads, third-hand play, second-hand play and signals. We move on to look at how the defenders establish winners and take their sure tricks. Then we see how the defenders can interfere with the declarer's plan to make the contract. Finally, we take a look at how the defenders formulate their plan and put it into action. This course does not require completion of the first two courses in the series, but it is recommended that the student consider taking those classes prior to taking this class.

192SHRC1058A

Start date: 10/04/18

End date: 11/29/18

Fee: $99.00

8 sessions.

Location : KSU Center Location : 
  KSU Center.

Room :  Not Assigned



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Are you looking for your ancestor records online and not finding what you are looking for or finding hundreds of potential ancestors? If so, this genealogy course is for you as it delves deeper into how to use the online genealogy resources to their fullest extent! Learn how to browse the internet and how to use Google for your genealogy research. Learn how to research effectively using the main online genealogy websites.Learn how to use Evernote (for Windows) to keep your research information organized. Learn to evaluate genealogy software and find the best one for you. By the end of the course, you will be able to locate more records for your ancestors online and find the best software for your research.

192SPGF3558A

Start date: 10/29/18

End date: 11/14/18

Fee: $99.00

6 sessions.

Location : KSU Center Location : 
  KSU Center.

Room :  Not Assigned



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