Zumba
Feb
20
May 31

Zumba

Zumba is a total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class. Every class feels like a party! Come join us and see what we mean (you don't even have to know how to dance). Just move your body and follow the instructor's lead. It's easy! Come try it, and we guarantee you will have a blast!

Register for class today!

Gentle PiYo
Feb
20
Apr 30

Gentle PiYo

Who says you have to jump, grunt, strain, and punish your body to get amazing results from your workout? Not with PiYo®. PiYo combines the muscle-sculpting, core-firming benefits of Pilates with the strength and flexibility advantages of Yoga. This fun, intense, yet LOW IMPACT, MODIFIED workout is set to upbeat music. No matter your age, gender, fitness level or body type, PiYo will deliver a true fat-burning workout that leaves your body looking long, lean, and incredibly defined. That’s right, no weights, no jumps, just hardcore results.

PLUS, on Monday’s we will offer FREE nutritional information and meal plans courtesy of PVAMU/CEPExtension Agent, Mary Sanders. If getting healthy is one of your new year’s resolutions, then this is the class for you!

*ALL fitness levels are welcome, and although many Gentle PiYo will poses will be modified, intermediate and advanced poses will be demonstrated, as well.

Bring your yoga mat, water, a towel to wipe your sweat and wear comfortable clothes you can move around in.

Register for class today!

Country Western Dance
Feb
20
May 31

Country Western Dance

Bring a partner or come by yourself. Make it a date night or just a personal development investment. Prepare for the prom or surprise that important someone in your life. You'll learn the proper techniques for Country/Western dance, plus more. This course will give you confidence on the dance floor, and you will fully enjoy it! It's fun and an investment that can last a lifetime!

This course will be held on Mondays from 7:00-8:30. The cost for this course is $40.

If we are not currently offering a course, then please contact the office. If we have eight participants from our wait-list, then we can schedule a course.

Register for this course today!

Teenage Driver's Education Registration
Feb
20
Mar 26

Teenage Driver's Education Registration

Classes begin soon at Brenham High School from 3:30-5:30 pm, so register today before the course fills up!

This is a teenage driver's education course for any youth who will be 15 years of age before or during class. The course is 32 hours of classroom instruction, seven hours of observation, and seven hours of driving. Must bring birth certificate and social security card to first day of class. There are three options to choose from: complete course, classroom time only or drive time only.

Participants must be 15 years old before or during the class session begins. Drive Time is scheduled individually with instructor.

The cost is $425, which can be paid in full or on a payment plan (must be paid before classes begin).

Click here to register for Teenage Driver's Education.

Aquacize
Feb
20
May 31

Aquacize

Aquacize is a water exercise program which minimizes stress on the joints while providing a total body workout. Participants, independently and at their desired pace, will perform a complete "head to toe" series of exercises in the water.

Participant must have a current Blue Bell Aquatic Center pool pass.

Register today, by clicking here, for any of the three upcoming courses.

There are two morning courses at 8:15 and 9:00 for $69, and an afternoon course at 4:00 at $89. 


Hands-On Chef
Dec
6
Dec 13

Hands-On Chef

FOOD! It is a “language” almost everyone enjoys “speaking and hearing.” Crafting this language is an art of itself. Learn some of the basics of culinary arts while stockpiling your culinary repertoire with new meals and skills to help you feed you, your family, and/or your significant other. Learn for a single lesson or an entire course. Students will learn the basics of kitchen utensils, etiquette, cooking techniques, and how to create a meal during each session. Take part in a delectable culinary experience!

This course is comprised of four separate sessions for adults and two separate sessions for children. You can either register for the entire course or individual sessions for each age group.

Check to see which sessions may be right for you!

Anger Management/Life Skills
Dec
6
Dec 8

Anger Management/Life Skills

  • Brenham Community Education

Anger Management/Life Skills is designed to teach class participants interpersonal skills with a strong emphasis on life skills to deal with stress and frustration  responsibly. It also shows the need to acknowledge consequences of behavior and which positive and negative consequences can occur. Participants will realize how to stay in touch with their own personal warning signals when their emotions start to get out of control. Confrontational situations are addressed, discussing techniques on how to manage emotions and develop alternative ways of dealing with anger.

Anger Management/Life Skills is taught by certified facilitators through Powerful Changes. Course cost is $60 for the two two-hour class sessions. Click here to register for Anger Management/Life Skills!

Learn the Lingo: Spanish Edition
Oct
12
Nov 28

Learn the Lingo: Spanish Edition

Language is fascinating, and acquiring a new language takes a lot of practice, speaking it and listening to it.  We will learn phrases, questions and answers to help you navigate beginner encounters with native Spanish speakers.  Students will learn basic Spanish vocabulary and conversation phrases needed for a specific line of work, a social setting, or anywhere one would be interested in applying the Spanish language. We will spend time role-playing and using everyday technology (i.e. smart phones) to ensure practice time during the week to reemphasize what has been learned in class.

This course will be an 18 hour course through 12 sessions, on Mondays from 6:00-7:30 PM.

To make an investment in your future by learning a new language, then register for Learn the Lingo: Spanish Edition by clicking here. Cost is $75.

 

Car Maintenance 101
May
13
Jul 25

Car Maintenance 101

Car Maintenance 101 is a course about vehicle maintenance for someone who knows nothing about cars, or those that just need a little more practice. Students will experience hands-on learning about general fluid checks, upkeep of maintenance schedules, how anyone can change a flat tire, and the proper way to use jumper cables. Attendees will leave with experience on properly maintaining their own vehicle, a list of things needed in their car to properly take care of all of these needs, and any help in addressing particular automotive needs with a follow-up Q&A session.

Students are encouraged to bring their own vehicle to acclimate themselves with the placement of targeted course objectives.

This course is a one day course (with an optional Q&A day) from 6:00-7:00 PM at the Brenham Junior High School.

Register today to familiarize yourself with your own vehicle and how to extends its longevity!

Love Guitar. Know Guitar.
Apr
8
Apr 21

Love Guitar. Know Guitar.

"Love Guitar. Know Guitar." is a course that teaches beginners guitar-playing basics in a step-by-step manner. By the end of the course, students will know the parts of the guitar, how to properly hold, pick and strum the guitar, and have the skills to strum or pick many different basic songs. Learn to play songs in weeks, at any age, from an experienced,talented, local professional.

Students must provide their own guitar while enrolled in the course.

This course is a 7-week course (7 sessions) on Thursdays from 6:00-7:00 PM at the Brenham Community Education Building for $150. 

Register today for your chance to learn or help another learn to play guitar.

BCE Hoops Registration
Apr
4
Apr 16

BCE Hoops Registration

BCE Hoops provides recreational leagues for Boys AND Girls basketball players of all skill levels and experiences. This program allows children to play up to twice a week (typically 2 practices pre-season and 2 games during season). Teams will play against other teams within BCE Hoops' age divisions.

Tryouts are mandatory to play within BCE Hoops, due to skills assessments that will help with accurate player rankings for teams to be autodrafted. They will be held April 14 & 15 at the Rock Gym from 6:00-8:00 PM and Saturday, April 16, from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM. Players are only required to attend one tryout date for assessment.

The focus at this level is to promote development, sportsmanship, fun, and a greater enjoyment of basketball.  Depending on the amount of teams and standings, most teams will qualify for playoffs at the end of the season.

As part of the registration fee, players will be assigned to a team and BCE Hoops will provide a team uniform which will consist of a shirt/jersey.  Players are required to wear athletic shorts and comfortable basketball/running shoes.

All players will be autodrated based upon tryout performance rankingsSpecial requests and considerations for players to play on specific teams or preferred players/coaches will not be met, unless players from the same household are in the same division. BCE Hoops personnel will modify teams per same household players and players of coaches (so each team will be have a coach paired with their child) to ensure an even playing field for an optimized player experience.

Upon special request or due to special circumstances, players may be assigned to divisions outside their age group if deemed necessary to fulfil the requirements of a full roster, upon approval of the BCE Hoops Boys or Girls League President.  Any player wishing to play out of their own age group must submit a formal request in writing to their BCE Hoops League President for review and consideration

Brenham Community Ed 30th Anniversary Celebration
Nov
23
5:30 pm17:30

Brenham Community Ed 30th Anniversary Celebration

  • Brenham Community Education

Celebrate Brenham Community Education’s 30th Anniversary, November 23rd from 5:30-7:00 pm! Come and see what’s happening with Community Ed. View the full list of programming that will be available this coming spring. Share some stories of how Community Ed has impacted you or your family’s life. Also, come enjoy some cake and punch in celebration of how Brenham Community Education has impacted lives in Washington County!

Health Matters Forum
Nov
21
8:30 am08:30

Health Matters Forum

  • Brenham High School

Saturday, November 21, 2015 from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM (CST)

In every stage of life, your individual needs are constantly evolving. Through it all, your health matters dearly – to you and everyone around you. Every year around this time, people make resolutions to improve their lives and careers. The most common of these typically involve health-related goals such as quitting smoking or losing weight. The next most common might be career goals like finding a new job or getting a promotion. While we tend to separate out career goals from health/lifestyle goals in our minds, in reality there is a lot of overlap. If you’re looking to set some career goals, then you might think about getting healthier too! Come out and attend the first annual Your Health Matters Forum.

 Health Matters will focus on six areas of everyday health:

  • Diabetes
  • Mental Health
  • Prescription drugs vs OTC
  • Balanced Living
  • Eating Healthy

Health Matters Disclaimer:
Health Matters is a program for informational purposes only. Consult your physician or health care provider for all health concerns. This Health Matters is a part of Extension in reaching out to community members. Guests speakers on Health Matters are not compensated and are selected by relevance to the topic. No fees are charged for participation in Health Matters.

Health matters Forum will be held at Brenham High School, located at 525 A H Ehrig Drive Brenham, TX 77833.

Click here to register for the Health Matters forum.

Have questions about Your Health Matters: Health and Wellness Forum? Contact Mary Sanders, PVAMU-CEP Extension Agent & Tanya McGonagill, Agrilife Extension Agent

Beautification Bonanza
Oct
31
8:00 am08:00

Beautification Bonanza

  • Brenham Community Education

The Brenham Community Education building is the only remaining historic building in the oldest school district in Texas. Brenham ISD turned 140 years-old this year, and our Community Education building has been a staple of education in our community for nearly 90 of those years!

Built in 1927 to be Brenham High School, our building has been used to educate students from high school to intermediate. It is used to facilitate students looking to go back and finish their high school education to those looking to educate themselves on their latest passion or hobby. Children develop a desire to express themselves artistically in this building, as well as students acquire important life skills to become contributing members of our community. The life-changing skills and memories that have been built in this building have helped shape our community as it is today, and it is deserving of our honor and respect to be beautified.

Memories of our building will always be cherished, but as we move towards the future we want to leave a legacy of building positive learning experiences for generations to come. The beautification of one of BISD's hidden gems will help provide a positive atmosphere for an adult to learn a new skill for a job they have desired for a lifetime. A young child can find a passion through song. Students who decide it is never too old to be a student return to cross the finish line. Someone who wants their child to succeed in school, by learning a new language to help with their child's homework, can vault their family to future success.

Because of the lives it touches, we want to honor our building with paint, landscaping, and general upkeep to give it the luster it so deserves. For this, we have organized the Community Education Building Beautification Bonanza to be held October 31 from 8:00am to 2:00pm. We are asking interested community members, families, businesses, and organizations to donate their time and effort for that morning to invest in a building that has invested deeply in our community. Whether it is painting, landscaping, washing, or purging we will have a job for your team to do. BISD shares the wonderful love of this building that our community has, but we are shy of the man-power it takes to give this building a timely update.

There will be activities your entire family or group can adopt that morning, so please fill out the registration form to help us prepare for your group in advance. We will have on-site tutorials from local businesses, so if you want to learn how to paint, prep, clean, or landscape, then there will be someone there to show you how. If you, your organization or business would like to participate, donate supplies, or give monetarily to this effort, then please contact the Brenham Community Education offices at 979-277-3895 so we can learn how to partner with you.

Brenham ISD would love to share in the wonderful memories this building has been a part of! If you graduated from this building, attended school here, learned a life-changing skill, or just want to share a positive story about this building and/or BISD, then please come by and share with our videographer to document your wonderful story! Also, if you have any Brenham memorabilia you would like to have documented or even donated, then please bring it so we can record your fond memories!

Our Community Education building has been a staple of community learning for nearly 90 years! Help us continue building into the lives of our community and its future generations as we enhance the look of a building that holds so many wonderful memories! On behalf of Brenham ISD and our community, we would like to say thank you for participating with us the morning of October 31 to help others learn for life!