CL Park District offers classes for hobbyists

CRYSTAL LAKE – The Crystal Lake Park District offers three program opportunities to try a new hobby.

• Introduction to Digital SLR Camera (register for code 5423-0): Learn to take creative control of the digital single-lens reflex camera in this four-week class. Topics include shutter speed, aperture, composition, flash and more. Participants should bring a camera to class. The class runs from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, April 3 to April 24 at the Crystal Lake Park District Administrative Building, 1 E. Crystal Lake Ave. The cost is $95 for residents and $110 for nonresidents.

• Creative Crochet (register for code 5447-0): Participants will learn the basic stitches, how to read a pattern and get started on a simple project. This class is for those who are just learning or need to brush up on stitches. All materials are provided. The class runs from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, April 17 to May 22, at the Crystal Lake Park District Administrative Building. The cost is $43 for residents and $58 for nonresidents.

• Creative Writing – Memoirs and Personal History (register for code 5597-0): This class introduces writers and budding writers to the concepts of creating publishable memoir and personal history. Structure, realistic dialog and a smooth, readable flow of ideas through short writing exercises and critiques will be used throughout the class. Participants also will learn about self-publishing and e-publishing. The class will run from 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays, April 6 to April 27, at the Crystal Lake Park District Administrative Building. The cost is $70 for residents and $85 for nonresidents.

To register online, visit www.crystallakeparks.org. 

For information, call Jenni Silka at 815-459-0680, ext. 219.