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Curious About Crochet 

One of the greatest things about crochet is that you don’t have to invest in many fancy, new materials or find room in your house to store a bunch of equipment. With just a simple hook, a skein of yarn and a nice, comfy place to sit, you can begin enjoying all the benefits this craft provides. We’ll get you started with a few basic stitches and show you how to read a pattern. Please bring to class a size K crochet hook and one skein of 4-ply yarn in a light color. A supply list will be provided at the first class. (Once you’ve learned to crochet, join us on Fridays for Hooked on Crochet.) Instructor: Berniece Wilkins. Ages 50+. Registration deadlines: October 18 and 20. Min. 4. Max. 5. (There will be no class on November 22 and 24.)

Code                             Dates          Day    Time
Beginner 441304-F1    10/27-12/22 F      1-3 pm
Advanced 441304-W1 10/25-12/20 W     1-3 pm
# Sessions/Fee: 8/$17/$22 after deadlines
Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Curious About Crochet 

One of the greatest things about crochet is that you don’t have to invest in fancy, new materials or find room in your house to store a bunch of equipment. With just a simple hook, a skein of yarn and a nice, comfy place to sit, you can begin enjoying all the benefits this craft provides. In the Beginner Class, we’ll get you started with a few basic stitches and show you how to read a pattern. Please bring to class a size K crochet hook and one skein of 4-ply yarn in a light color. The Advanced Class is for those who know the basic stitches and can read a basic pattern. You will learn advanced stitches to crochet stand-up flowers and make advanced stitches for afghan and pillows. Bring your “yarn stash” (especially green for the leaves) and hooks. (Once you’ve begun your new hobby, join us for Hooked on Crochet below.) Instructor: Berniece Wilkins. Ages 50+. Registration deadlines: January 3 and 5 . Min. 4. Max. 5. 

Code           Dates      Day  Time

Beginner
141304-A1  1/12-3/2   F     1-3 pm 
Advanced
141304-B1 1/10-2/28  W    1-3 pm
# Sessions/Fee: 8/$17/$22 after deadlines
Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.


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Hooked on Crochet

Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Fridays, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Community Center, 233 W. Main St.
Are you hooked on crochet? Come join the fun! Show off your latest creation, collect new ideas and get a little work done on your latest project. (Crochet instruction is offered in “Curious About Crochet.”) Ages 50+. No need to call ahead. Drop-in fee: $1.


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Behind the Easel: Oil or Acrylic

Join us behind the easel and take your pick: oil or acrylic. Marilyn Copeland, a nationally certified and accredited art instructor, will guide you through this independent study. Please bring a photo or art instructional book by your favorite artist. You will receive a supply list when you register. Ages 50+. Registration deadlines: September 5 and October 30. Min. 5. Max. 12.

Code           Dates         Day     Time

441301-M2 11/6-12/11 M 1:30-4 pm
# Sessions/Fee: 6/$73/$78 after registration deadline
Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Behind the Easel: Oil or Acrylic

Join us behind the easel and take your pick: oil or acrylic. Marilyn Copeland, a nationally certified and accredited art instructor, will guide you through this independent study. Please bring a photo or art instructional book by your favorite artist. You will receive a supply list when you register. Ages 50+. Registration deadline: January 8. Min. 5. Max. 12.

Code           Dates      Day      Time
141301-M1 1/15-2/19 M 1:30-4 pm
# Sessions/Fee: 6/$73/$78 after January 8
Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.


Relaxation Station: Adult Coloring
Monday, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
November 20

Who doesn’t like to color? Listen to relaxing music, visit with your neighbor and color to your heart’s content using colored pencils.  No pre-registration is necessary. Just drop in!  Drop-in Fee: $1.  Note: Our monthly Monday Luncheons are on the same dates, so make plans to stay for lunch.


Writing Your Memoirs

You don’t need to have a hardscrabble youth in order to write a memoir.  You don’t even need eccentric parents. Believe it or not, you don’t need anything dramatic . . . and you certainly don’t have to publish it. A memoir is about handing over your life to someone and saying, “This is what I went through, this is who I am, and maybe you can learn something from it.”  It’s about creating a legacy that doesn’t have dollar signs in front of it but has a far greater residual value for family and friends.  It’s a gift that only you can share. Let author Linda Wade help you put pen to paper and begin to tell your story. Ages 50+.  Registration deadlines: August 31 and October 26. Min. 6. Max. 12. (There will be no class on November 23.)

Code          Dates         Day           Time

441308-R2 11/2-12/14 Th 10 am-12 pm
# Sessions/Fee: 6/$36/$41 after deadlines
Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Writing Your Memoirs

You don’t need to have a hardscrabble youth or eccentric parents to write a memoir. You don’t need to have lived a life of drama . . . and you don’t have to publish it. A memoir is about handing over your life to someone and saying, “This is what I went through, this is who I am, and maybe you can learn something from it.” It’s about creating a legacy that doesn’t have dollar signs in front of it but has a far greater residual value for family and friends. It’s a gift that only you can share. Let author Linda Wade help you put pen to paper and begin to tell your story. Ages 50+. Registration deadline: January 11. Min. 6. Max. 12.

Code           Dates        Day            Time
141318-R1  1/18-2/22  Th 10 am-12 pm
# Sessions/Fee: 6/$36/$41 after January 11
Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.


Creative Quilting 

Thursdays, 1:00-4:00 p.m. 
Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Creative quilting has much in common with the quilting bee, an extremely popular social event in the mid-nineteenth century. It provides an opportunity to meet other quilters, make new friends, share ideas and express your artistic capabilities. Rather than everyone working on one common quilt, however, you are encouraged to bring your current quilting project to work on. An iron and ironing board will be set up for your use and large tables available for laying out your quilt. Ages 50+. There is no need to call ahead. Drop-in fee: $1
Cross Stitch Basics for Beginners
Cross stitch is one of those crafts that is easy to become addicted to. It is easy to learn and once you get started you will love the rhythm of stitching and the many creative possibilities it offers. This class will focus on the pattern-based form of cross stitch. You will learn how to prepare the fabric, organize the floss, follow a pattern and how to frame the project. No experience is necessary. Ages 50+. Registration deadline: January 17. Min. 4. Max. 6.

Code           Dates      Day      Time
141337-A1 1/24-2/14 W 2-3:30 pm
# Sessions/Fee: 4/$29/$34 after January 17
Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Jewelry Making

If you enjoy wearing unique jewelry, why not try making it yourself? You will choose your favorite color beads to create a bracelet and matching pair of earrings using memory wire and parachute cord. All necessary tools and materials will be provided. Ages 50+. Registration deadline: January 19. Min. 3. Max. 10.

Code           Date    Day               Time
141338-A1  1/26     F      10 am-12 pm
# Sessions/Fee: 1/$22/$27 after deadline
Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

 

Painting Tiles with Alcohol Inks

Explore the brilliant colors and “magic” of alcohol inks by allowing them to freely bloom into art! There are three rules for this class: wear old clothes, surrender control and be ready to PLAY! You will explore a number of techniques and applications. All necessary materials and supplies will be provided, including 3 tiles that will be yours to take home . . . ooohs and aaahs guaranteed! Instructor Lindy McCormick is a lifetime seeker of all things whimsical! Ages 18+. Registration deadlines: December 7 and February 8. Min. 4. Max. 8.

Code           Date     Day               Time
141335-A1  12/14   Th     2:30-4:30 pm
141335-A2  2/15     Th               6-8 pm
# Sessions/Fee: 1/$27/$32 after deadlines
Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.


Relaxation Station: Adult Coloring

Mondays, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
December 18, January 15 & February 19
Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Who doesn’t like to color? Listen to relaxing music, visit with your neighbor and color to your heart’s content using colored pencils. No pre-registration is necessary. Just drop in! Drop-in fee: $1. (Note: Our monthly Monday Luncheons are on the same dates, so make plans to stay for lunch.)

 

DIY Holiday Wreath or Frame|

Just in time for the holidays! Make your own wreath or decorative picture frame to help inspire your holiday spirit. We will supply the greenery and all the decorations and ribbon you need to create a one-of-a-kind wreath. Or, paint a picture frame and add ornaments, ribbons and bows to your liking. The picture frame is offered in two sizes and can be hung on a door handle, chair or even on your cupboards. Ages 50+. Registration deadlines are five business days prior to each class. Min. 5.

Code                    Date      Day Time

Wreath (Max. 8)
141339-A1           11/29     W 1-3 pm
# Sessions/Fee: 1/$19
11” x 14” Picture Frame (Max. 12)
141339-B1           12/6      W 1-3 pm
# Sessions/Fee: 1/$17
8” x 10” Picture Frame (Max. 12)
141339-B2           12/13    W 1-3 pm
# Sessions/Fee: 1/$14
Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

 

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