Classes ranging from cake decorating to digital photography to couponing are being offered this spring as part of the Community Education Program at the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

Created last August, the Office of Community Education offers non-credit courses for adults and children in areas such as arts and hobbies, computers and technology, health and fitness, personal and professional development, and special interests.

“Our mission is to connect the campus with the people and businesses in our community by providing exciting lifelong learning opportunities,” said Memorie Dickson, coordinator of community education. “Whether you want to pursue a hobby, develop a skill, become more knowledgeable of a subject, or jump start or advance your career, I think we have something for you.”

Arts and hobbies classes include cake decorating two classes in photography, and a sewing class for beginners. Eleven classes are offered in computers and technology, including three classes in Microsoft Word, two classes in computing for seniors, three classes in Microsoft Excel, and three classes in PowerPoint.

Health and fitness classes include American tribal belly dance, and dance fitness. In personal and professional development, classes are available in time management, goal setting, and leadership. Special interest classes include how to get published, how to deal with autism, couponing, and driver safety for seniors.

For a complete schedule of community education classes, contact Dickson at (870) 460-1327 or email: [email protected]