Beekeeping is a fun and interesting hobby, however, don't get stung! Find out what's involved before investing your time and resources. This class, presented by the Susquehanna Beekeepers Association, will explain the equipment needed, how to start a hive, and even explain how to make your own equipment. If you decide it's a hobby you would like to pursue, you will be ready for the full Beekeeping class offered in the spring.
This course has been popular at HCC for over a decade and for good reasons. Learned the basics of model railroading such as gauge versus scale, layout design, framing methods, laying trackwork, electrical wiring, scenery construction, equipment maintenance, and model repair. Class lectures are supplemented by in-class projects and field trips to local large layouts. No previous railroading experience is required. Experienced railroaders are welcome!
A module is a portable section of table-top structure, one part of a large group of like tables - which when assembled form a large and fully operational model railroad. Modules are proving excellent for people with limited home space for a model railroad, yet who also enjoy a large layout. Learn course discusses module construction standards plus building techniques for table construction, electrical wiring, track laying, and scenery. Then build your own 4' x 2' module (compatible with National Model Railroad Association standards) with the goal of operating a full model railroad by the final night. Course fee covers wood framing materials but not scenery and detailing costs. Prerequisite: Model Railroading I or permission of instructor.
Discover the art of decoy carving. Study bird anatomy, learn carving techniques, and study and reproduce the habitat of the bird for mounting. Beginning students and repeat students welcome. Beginning students must purchase carving kit (about $40) from instructor at first class session.