Residents of Mountain Top can learn just about anything by taking one or more of the two dozen classes offered by Crestwood Area Community Education. This fall, classes cover areas from creating pottery to decorating cakes, from learning to play bridge to mastering the computer or iPad.
“We’ve gotten lots of positive feedback from students who’ve taken classes in the past,” related Robin Golden, CACE’s coordinator. Although it’s her fifth year in that role, Robin has been a CACE student for years, taking many classes, as well as teaching a few.
CACE has been offering classes at Crestwood High School since 1997 and has expanded over the years. “We’re always looking for new classes and new people to teach,” said Robin.
While the fall session has begun, many classes haven’t started yet and those interested still have time to register, by picking up a brochure at the library or post office, or by filling out a form online.
New this year is a class called “Genealogy: Family History Research.” Taught by Joseph Grandinetti, a “genealogy enthusiast,” the course will cover a variety of research techniques and provide resources for those looking to find their roots. The two-hour class runs for six Thursdays beginning Oct. 15; the cost is $60.
“It’s going to be a really comprehensive class on genealogy, for anyone looking into family history,” related Robin. “By the time they’re done with the class, people can know who some of their ancestors are.”
Also new this year are four different “Deco Mesh Wreath” classes; one is offered for making fall wreaths, another for Halloween, and ones for