Community Education

Waterford Leisure $ Education OpportunitiesWelcome! Community Education classes provide enrichment and academic opportunities for children and adults who want to learn a new skill, explore an interest, or enrich their personal or professional lives. You will discover year-round opportunities that abound across 4 issues: Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer. Simply click on the brochure image to see our full list of current offerings.

Our new Fall 2021 issue is available now. We are excited to be offering both virtual and in-person classes this summer! Register today! 

We Value Your Input

Our goal is to offer opportunities that best meet the needs of our community. Please let us know if you have suggestions for additional classes or ideas for enhancing our current offerings. We hope to see you in our classrooms, gymnasiums, and pools & fitness centers soon, or to see you through zoom.

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While many of our instructors are professionals, we actively search for people who have hobbies or a passion for something which can be developed as a class. We maintain a solid set of traditionally successful classes while continually researching and developing new offerings. We are always searching for new instructors who will share their talents with our community - a job skill, a craft, a foreign language, a performing art, a physical activity, or a home improvement technique. Diversity is the key to meeting the community's needs, so we are always open to fresh ideas for classes. Please complete the Instructor Class Proposal and return to the Waterford Community Education Department.

Instructor Class Proposal

Refunds must be requested in writing at least 10 days prior to the first day of class for the full amount to be refunded to the participant.

If the request is less than 10 days before the class, a $10 service fee will be deducted and the remainder credited to the participants Community Education account. The credit can be used for future classes offered through Waterford Community Education.

If the request is received after the first day of class but prior to the second day of class, the refund will be prorated and credited to the participant's Community Education account and subject to a $10 administrative fee. Refunds will not be issued after the second class.

A full refund will be issued if a class or program is canceled before the first day by Waterford Community Education. If a class is canceled after the start of the class, a refund will be prorated and credited to the participant's Community Education account.

Written request must be sent to:

Mail:
Waterford Community Education
501 N. Cass Lake Road
Waterford, MI 48328
Fax: 248.706.4888
Email:SCS@wsdmi.org

Class Schedule

Upcoming Classes

  • 23 Sep
    • Watercolor II 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
      Watercolor II
      Date: Sep 23
      Time: 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
      Location: Crary Campus - Room 109
      Cost: $100
      Calendar: Community Education Classes

      9 Sessions

      This class builds on the basic skills mastered in the prior class, “Watercolor for everyone”. We will be working with still-life and photos to stretch and challenge your creative growth. Please bring all watercolor supplies.

  • 25 Sep
    • Puppy Training 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
      Puppy Training
      Date: Sep 25
      Time: 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
      Location: Crary Gym
      Cost: $180
      Calendar: Community Education Classes

      Does your puppy leave you frazzled and frustrated? Let’s get that fixed! Join this comprehensive class to give your dog socialization, great manners, basic obedience, and so much more in this fun and informative class. With 30 years of experience, Julie Bennett is Michigan’s only trainer to have worked with Cesar Milan, The Dog Whisperer several times.

      Proof of rabies vaccination for puppy 6 months or older is required.
      FIRST NIGHT ONLY MEET WITH NO DOGS.

    • Dog Training 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
      Dog Training
      Date: Sep 25
      Time: 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
      Location: Crary Gym
      Cost: $180
      Calendar: Community Education Classes

      Does your dog pull on the leash, jump on people and not come when called? Let’s get that fixed! Join this comprehensive class to give your dog socialization, great manners, basic obedience, and so much more in this fun and informative class. With 30 years of experience, Julie Bennett is Michigan’s only trainer to have worked with Cesar Milan, The Dog Whisperer several times.

      Proof of rabies vaccination for puppy 6 months or older is required.
      FIRST NIGHT ONLY MEET WITH NO DOGS.

  • 19 Oct
    • Putting Your House In Order: Wills/Trusts/Probate
      Date: Oct 19
      Time: 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
      Location: Crary Campus
      Cost: $25.00
      Calendar: Community Education Classes

      For over 19 years this popular estate planning class has helped many Waterford residents put their houses in order! Discover for yourself and your loved ones why putting your house in order is a good idea for adults of any age. You know you need to prepare your estate plan - but you keep putting it off. This year, try a new approach and put your house in order by learning the essentials of basic estate planning. If you plan for your future, you will get the peace of knowing that the assets you worked so hard to accumulate are protected. You will learn about wills, trusts, powers of attorney, joint ownership of assets, health care directives and the probate process. Previous students have described this popular course as "fun, informative, and a great presentation." The instructor is an experienced attorney with a knack for making the topics easy to understand, as well as enjoyable. You are invited to bring your spouse at no extra charge. If the spouse is attending, please include his/her name on the registration form.

  • 28 Oct
    • Divorce Basics: What You Need To Know
      Date: Oct 28
      Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
      Location: Crary Campus
      Cost: $15.00
      Calendar: Community Education Classes

      How will divorce affect my children? What will happen to my assets? What does my financial future look like? These are just a few of the questions asked when considering divorce. Get the answers that you need from an experienced Family Law Attorney who knows. The legal process of divorce, what you need to know about child custody, asset division, spousal support and a number of other divorce related topics will be discussed. Spouse may attend at no additional charge. Class will be presented via Zoom