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Crafts, Computers and Creative Retirement Classes Return as Registration Begins for Hudson Valley Community College Fall Credit-Free Classes

CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8072,
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011

Registration begins soon for fall programs offered through Hudson Valley Community College's Office of Community and Professional Education.

Upcoming courses designed for professional development and personal growth span a wide range of activities, from motorcycle safety and fly-tying to learning mah jongg and bass guitar.

For a complete list of credit-free courses scheduled, go to or call (518) 629-7339 to request a free brochure.

Some of the varied new courses offered this fall include: "Knitting Socks,""Paper Filigree Snowflakes," "Tabata," "Zumba Toning," "Creating eBay Stores," "Fitness and Nutrition Consultation," "Healthy Comfort Foods" and "Effective and Simple Techniques to Manage Stress in Your Life."

Programs in healthy cooking, paper crafts, floral design, photography, financial planning, hobbies, self defense, physical fitness and driver education are just a few of the other courses also being offered this year. Registration begins Aug. 18 for the college's credit-free courses.

The college also will be offering more than 50 classes, day trips, tours and activities through its popular Center for Creative Retirement. More information about those activities also may be found at

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 70 degree and certificate programs in four schools: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Science; and Liberal Arts and Sciences; and an Educational Opportunity Center for academic and career training. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 14,000 students, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training. Hudson Valley has more than 65,000 alumni.