Leisure Learning

Health & Fitness Courses


Dog Obedience I

4000 - A well-mannered, obedient dog is a pleasure to be around. In this class, which is designed to fit your dog and his/her age, learn the basic techniques for achieving a controllable pet. Whether going on to AKC events or simply training the perfect companion for at home or in public, this class is a MUST for any dog owner. This class is recommended by local veterinarians.

**Please DO NOT bring dogs the first night of class and BRING proof of required shots.** Dogs must be at least 8-weeks-old. **Register Early! This class fills quickly.**



Instructor:  Shaw
Date:09/10/18 - 11/19/18
Time:6:00pm - 7:00pm
Location:Bush Campus Bldg 1 / Gym
*No class on: 9/24/18, 10/8/18, 11/12/18


Dog Obedience II

4010 - Prerequisite-Dog must have completed Dog Obedience I with Mona Shaw.

This level of dog obedience will fine-tune your dog’s basic obedience skills, along with a few new skills. These skills will make your dog more of a joy to the community, or for the serious trainer, this will prepare your dog for agility training, rally obedience, or novice obedience. Each class will lead up to and prepare your dog for the final class in which the AKC Canine Good Citizen and the AKC Community Canine, AKC Urban, Trick Dog Novice, Intermediate and Advance tests will be offered which are AKC titles and AKC offers a certificate which also includes mixed breeds.



Instructor:  Shaw
Date:09/10/18 - 11/19/18
Time:7:00pm - 8 :00pm
Location:Bush Campus Bldg 1 / Gym
*No class on: 9/24/18, 10/8/18, 11/12/18


Healthy Kitchens Cooking Series

BSH-9810-F19 - Healthy Kitchens is a hands on cooking class designed by Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine at Tulane University. The course is taught by Dr. Beth Dollinger and medical students from the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in conjunction with the Arnot Ogden Medical Center.

This is a 6-week, 2-hour per session cooking course for everyone from teenagers to senior citizens and is for all experience levels. The primary focus is to define "healthy eating" and to help participants develop their cooking skills. Each week includes approximately an hour of cooking (or a little more) and ends with sharing the meal prepared. During the meal time the participants discuss key concepts of nutrition and meal planning.

Learn how to make DELICIOUS and FLAVORFUL food, that just so happens to be good for you. You'll learn simple, healthful concepts to tie into your home kitchen while practicing basic cooking skills in a kitchen setting. This isn't limited to cooking, however; you'll also learn all the tools and techniques to effectively meal plan, shop, and eat on a budget. Together we will discuss how different foods and techniques can help you eat well, get healthy, and stay healthy! Even better, at the end of each class we get to eat all the delicious dishes we cook!

Instructor:  Dr. Beth Dollinger & Ryan Anderson
Time:5:30pm - 7:30pm
Cost:$250 supply fee included
Location:Bush Campus, Bldg 1, Rm59
**Six Tuesday evenings: Sept 25th, Oct 2nd, Oct 9th, Oct 16th, Oct 23rd, Oct 30th


Italian Conversation & Grammar

3131 - Come learn practical Italian for common activities such as shopping, traveling and visiting sites. Learn about Italian culture, customs and history. You’ll feel like you’re in Italy.

Students must purchase: Italian Made Simple ISBN # 0-7679-1539-9 and Easy Italian Step by Step ISBN # 9780071453899 at a local book store.



Instructor:  Mafalda Masia
Date:09/11/18 - 10/30/18
Time:5:00pm - 6:30pm
Location:Elmira High School Room 114
Students must purchase: Italian Made Simple ISBN # 0-7679-1539-9 and Easy Italian Step by Step ISBN # 9780071453899 at a local book store.



ED2GO - Are you unable to fit a traditional class into your busy schedule? Taking an online course may be right for you! Interesting, relevant subjects such as grant writing, computer skills, personal enrichment courses and many more topics offered on this website. Most course sessions begin on the third Wednesday of each month and run for six weeks, with two lessons delivered weekly. Courses are project-oriented and include lessons, quizzes, hands-on assignments, discussion areas and more. Most courses are only $100 each. Visit www.ed2go.com/gstboces for the many opportunities available to you!

To Register with VISA, MASTERCARD or AMERICAN EXPRESS call 607-739-4296 or 1-877-238-5833


Small Engine Tune-Ups and Repair

6021 - Prerequisite- none. Everyone owns at least one small gas engine and many own several. This course is designed for the home-owner, so you can learn to service and repair your own equipment. The technical skills learned here will save you money and give you the enjoyment of repairing your own equipment for years!


Spanish I

3000 - Habla usted español? Come learn the basic of this widely spoken language. This course will include lessons in useful vocabulary, phrases and basic grammar skills. Learn Spanish history, customs and culture.

Students must purchase Book ISBN# at a local book store.



Date:09/13/18 - 11/15/18
Time:6:15pm - 7:45pm
*Required Textbook to be announced


Spanish II

3001 - Prerequisite: Spanish I or equivalent knowledge. Take your Spanish skills to the next level. You will be introduced to verbs and will learn more about reading and phrases.

Book used for level II will be continuation of book used in Level I Spanish


Welding for the Hobbyist

6463 - Pre-requisite: Must complete entrance assessment. Learn the basic welding skills for the hobbyist. You gain a basic knowledge of mig, tig and stick welding and cutting torches. You many bring a small job or project, if you have one. You must provide your own protection gear if not purchasing welding kit.

*welding kit available for additional $175