From Staff Reports

It’s not too late to join Lighthouse for Learning Fall/Holiday classes!

Contact the WISD Community Education Office at (972) 923-4631 or email for information.  

The complete catalog may be viewed on-line or to register on-line go to  Registration and catalog information available at the WISD Administration Building at 411 N. Gibson Street.


Ballroom Dance

Have you always wanted to dance smoothly as seen on “Dancing with the Stars?”

Join professional dance instructors Lou Ann Ramey & Qyn Hughes and learn dances such as foxtrot, rumba and waltz. Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to start! Slick soled shoes are recommended.

Instructors:  Lou Ann Ramey & Qyn Hughes


7:-8 p.m.

Nov. 7 – Dec. 5

(four classes)

Cost: $27


Introduction to Calligraphy

Designed for the beginner, the italic alphabet is a popular introduction to calligraphy. It is the handwriting of Renaissance scribes.

In a step-by-step approach, students will learn this graceful and beautiful alphabet with basic strokes, lower case letters, capitals, numerals, and punctuation.

Italic is a modern, legible alphabet that has a wide variety of applications, including invitations, announcements, and scrapbooking.

Instructor: Karen Palmer


Nov. 4 – Dec. 9  five classes

6-8 p.m.

Cost: $42  + supply fee $10 paid to instructor


Beginning Crochet

This class is designed for those who never learned to crochet or who learned long ago and have forgotten how.

Learn the basic stitches and how to read patterns.  Please bring 1 skein of Caron Simply Soft yarn (any color) a size H crochet hook and a pair of scissors.

Instructor: Karen Palmer


6-8 p.m.

Nov. 7 - 21)  

(three classes

Cost: $25


Kids in the Kitchen Cooking up Art –Ages  5-12

We will have a fun time in the kitchen while mixing, cooking, and creating artwork!

This class will be taught in the Marvin Cooking Room.

Instructor:  Kathy Parker

Monday, Nov. 18

5 – 6:30 p.m.

Cost: $28.


Kids in the Kitchen Christmas Cupcakes Ages 5-12

Our Christmas cupcakes will be so cute that Santa will not want to eat them!  

This class will be taught in the Marvin Cooking Room.

Instructor: Kathy Parker


Dec. 9

5-6:30 p.m.

Cost: $28


Sign Language Skills

In this class students will develop receptive and expressive ability and allows recognition and demonstration of grammatical features of American Sign Language (ASL).

You will increase fluency and accuracy in finger spelling numbers and basic conversational skills.

Instructor: Lindsey Thompson


Nov. 4 – Dec. 9  

(five classes)

6-7 p.m.

Cost: $26


Coffee House Basics

Have you ever been confused by the menus at a coffee house?

This class will explain just what those drinks consist of and what one can ask for to customize a drink to make it especially yours.

We will also explore the origins of different types of coffee and how different brewing methods affect how a coffee tastes. This is a perfect class for those who appreciate coffee and want to learn more about the world’s favorite beverage.

Instructor:  Alan Fox. Hastings Hard Back Cafe Manager


Nov. 14

6:30-8 p.m.

Cost: $10


Southern Magazine Series Class 6

Continue the series or get started with cooking ideas as you join Heidi.

Instructor:  Heidi Perkins


Nov. 14

6-8 p.m.

Cost: $12 + $15 supply fee pay to instructor


Holiday Decorating Sugar Cookies

Get ready for Santa!  You will learn to decorate cookies for the holidays to keep or for gift giving. Students will receive an icing knife, decorating bag and tip, 6 large decorated cookies and drawing for extra goodies.

Instructor: Heidi Perkins


Dec. 5

6-8 p.m.

Cost: $12  + $15 supply fee pay to instructor