SFCC to offer a variety of classes

September 26, 2012

An array of classes, from ghost hunting to GEDs, are being offered in coming weeks at State Fair Community College:

• A five-week ghost hunting class begins Tuesday. The course will cover the history of ghost hunting, different types of haunting, infamous haunted locations and equipment and techniques used in ghost hunting. Participants will see and hear evidence collected from investigations by Sedalia Ghost Hunters, which is affiliated with The Atlantic Paranormal Society.

“The Ghost Hunter’s Guidebook” by Troy Taylor is a recommended resource.

Classes will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays for five weeks beginning Tuesday in Yeater Learning Center Room 139. An actual ghost-hunting investigation is tentatively planned. Cost is $59; instructor will be Britt Faaborg.

• In one evening, instructor David Haynes teaches students enough secrets of the trade to make piano playing a part of their lives. Students taking “Instant Piano for Hopelessly Busy People” will learn all the chords needed to play any song, style or in any key, plus insider tips on how to embellish songs.

The beginning class in chord piano techniques will meet from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 3 in Heckart Center Room 828. Cost is $54, plus $25 payable the first class for a book and a 68-minute practice CD.

“Anyone who can find middle C and knows the meaning of Every Good Boy Does Fine already knows enough to enroll,” Haynes said in a news release.

• Three arts and crafts classes also will be offered in October.

Students in “Beaded Jewelry Making” class will create an original piece of jewelry and learn the skills to make more. A supply list is available upon enrollment. Students who do not have materials and supplies may pay a $20 materials fee at the first class.

The class will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays for six weeks beginning Oct. 8 in Yeater Center Room 149. Cost is $35; instructor is Donna Hirner.

A course in “Raku” covers Raku Hikidashi and other earthenware techniques. Aesthetics of forming and decorating are emphasized. Beginners are welcome. Clay and tools required are available at the SFCC Bookstore. A $10 firing fee is due at the first class meeting.

The class will meet from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays for five weeks beginning Oct. 16. Cost is $79; instructor is Alan Weaver. The first four nights of wet clay work will take place in Stauffacher Center Room 40, the ceramics room. The final night of glaze firing will take place at Weaver’s studio in Sedalia.

Students in “Earth Friendly Rag Rugs” class will learn to create rag rugs from recycled, repurposed T-shirts. A $3 materials fee is payable the night of class.

Class will meet from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 24 in Fielding Room 242. Cost is $35; instructor is Valerie Larm.

For more information or to register for the ghost hunting, piano or arts and crafts classes, call 530-5822, e-mail or go to

lifelonglearning. The courses are sponsored by SFCC’s office of Lifelong Learning.

• Enrollment begins Monday for the next General Educational Development and English as a Second Language classes on the Sedalia campus and at sites in Carrollton, Clinton, Lexington, Warrensburg and Warsaw.

Classes are free, but students need to enroll and complete an orientation before attending class. To enroll, call 530-5815 or stop by offices in the Student Achievement Center in the Yeater Learning Center on the Sedalia campus. For more information about the program and site schedules, go to

The next enrollment period will begin Nov. 12.