In partnership with St. Joseph of the Pines, The Sandhills Community College Lifelong Learning Institute, formerly known as Creative Living, provides non-academic, personal enrichment courses designed to expand creativity, sharpen skills, and enhance overall intellectual wellness.
Join master floral designer Carl Klabbatz in Floral Design with Carl. Learn to craft stunning creations with containers and accessories in relation to design, color and texture. Carl has been teaching floral design at SCC for over 30 years.
Floral Design with Carl will be held Jan. 23 – Mar. 27 on Mondays from 6 – 8:30 p.m. and the cost is $79.
The Ballet Based Movement for Body & Mind class will teach students to create beautiful movements to fine music of different styles and eras while also feeling healthy and fit. Instructor Rosalind Wirsing has been teaching ballet to all ages and levels of ability for many years. Earlier in her career, she was a professional classical ballet dancer. All levels are welcome.
Ballet Based Movement for Body & Mind will be held Jan. 17 – Apr. 4 on Tuesdays from 1:30 – 3 p.m. and the cost is $75.
Beginning Concert Band is a new class designed for adult beginners who would like to play a concert band instrument including flute, oboe, bassoon, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, French horn, trombone, baritone, tuba, snare drum, and orchestra bells, but don’t know where or how to start. This is your chance to learn from expert instructors who will teach you about reading music and help you to progress to playing simple tunes on your instrument. If your child is involved in playing in a band, this is an ideal way for you to find out what it is all about and to have a lot of fun yourself. Students to provide their choice of instrument. All levels welcome.
Beginning Concert Band will be held Jan. 24 – May 2 every other Tuesday from 2 – 3 p.m. and the cost is $209 plus text.
Piano Beginning Level 1 Students learn to play music involving C, G and middle C positions, primary triads, sharps and flats, basic rhythm patterns and how to read intervals. No experience needed.
Beginning Piano will meet Jan. 26 – Apr. 13 on Thursdays from 3 – 4 p.m. and the cost is $55 plus text.
Piano Intermediate Level 2 will teach students to play music involving C, G and middle C positions, primary triads, sharps and flats, basic rhythm patterns and how to read intervals. Prerequisite: Piano Beginning Level 1 or prior experience.
Piano Intermediate Level 2 will meet Jan. 26 – Apr. 13 on Thursdays from 2 – 3 p.m. and the cost is $55 plus text.
Piano Intermediate Level 3 will teach students how to learn music involving inversions of seventh chords, diminished seventh chords, sixteenth notes, diminished and augmented triads, major and relative natural, harmonic and melodic minor scales with primary chord progressions. Prerequisite: Piano Intermediate Level 2 or prior experience.
Piano Intermediate Level 3 will meet Jan. 26 – Apr. 13 on Thursdays from 1 – 2 p.m. and the cost is $55 plus text.
Financial Planning for Retirees addresses retiree’s financial concerns including estate and insurance planning, income tax reduction, portfolio balance to reduce risk, getting more income from investments, reducing probate costs and estate taxes, and long-term care planning.
Financial Planning for Retirees will meet Jan. 17 – Feb. 14 on Tuesdays from 3 – 5 p.m. and the cost is $25.
Sign Language II will introduce additional vocabulary allowing students to become more comfortable communicating with American Sign Language in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community. Students will learn more about facial expression and nonverbal communication markers. Prerequisite: Sign Language for Beginners or prior experience.
Sign Language II will be held Jan. 10 – Feb. 28 on Tuesdays from 6 – 8 p.m. and the cost is $65.
Spring Book Club will meet on the third Friday of each month, Jan. 27 – May 12 from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. in the Wood Reading Room in Boyd Library. In January, Destiny of the Republic, a novel by Candice Millard will be discussed.
Do you love DIY home projects but not sure where to start? Home Maintenance & Improvement: The Basics is a new course that will teach common skills every homeowner should know through interactive, hands on participation taught by professional contractor, John Evans. Evans has over thirty years’ experience in the home improvement, remodeling and construction business and ready to share his insights and knowledge. This class will also cover common home maintenance problems and simple solutions to keep your home in tip-top shape. In addition, students are encouraged to bring in questions about their upcoming home projects that can be monitored throughout the course.
Home Maintenance & Improvement: The Basics will meet Jan. 19 – Feb. 9 on Thursdays from 6 – 8:30 p.m. and the cost is $45.
Introduction to Islam in the Modern World is a new course that introduces basic concepts of the religion of Islam and the ideology of Islamism. Topics include Islamic history, The Quran, the breadth of Muslim cultures and civilizations, and the ideologies pronounced by Islamists. Participants should be able to delineate the differences between Islam, Islamist ideology, and violent radical Islamist (VRI) groups like ISIS and Al Qaeda, understand the Quranic-based tenets of the religion of Islam, identify the foundations of Islamism and the radical forms in use today, and formulate solutions for countering VRIs.
Introduction to Islam in the Modern World instructor Jason Criss Howk is a Major (Retired) U.S. Army Foreign Area Officer who holds a M.A. in Middle East and South Asia Studies, from the Naval Postgraduate School. Class will meet Jan. 11 – Mar. 29 on Wednesdays from 9 – 11 a.m. No class Jan 25, Feb 15 & Mar 15. The cost is $45.
Introduction to the Modern Middle East introduces students to the culture, politics, and security issues of the broader Middle East. Topics include the shift from Empire to the modern nation-states after the Great War; the Israel/Palestine issues; the rise of Islamism; major conflicts in the region; and the current chaos from the Syrian civil war and the Islamic State. Upon completion, students should be able to describe key security, political, and cultural issues in a region that stretches from Morocco to India.
Introduction to the Modern Middle East will meet Jan. 11 – Mar. 29 on Wednesdays from 2 – 4 p.m. No class Jan 25, Feb 15 & Mar 15. The cost is $45.
The new class, Powerful Tools for the Caregiver, will teach students effective strategies to better handle the unique challenges you may face as a caregiver. This six week series, will provide caregivers useful tools to: take care of yourself, reduce stress, communicate your feelings and needs, address communication challenges, learn from your emotions, and master caregiving decisions. This class is sponsored in part by the Moore County Senior Enrichment Center. For more information, contact Yarona Thomas, (910) 215-0900.
Powerful Tools for the Caregiver will meet Jan. 11 – Feb. 15 on Wednesdays from 2 – 4 p.m. at the Moore County Senior Enrichment Center. Jan. 25 & Feb. 1, class will be held at SCC. This class FREE but pre-registration is required.
Seats are still available for these classes. To register in person, stop by the Sandhills Community College Continuing Education office located on the first floor of Van Dusen Hall. You may also register by phone with a credit card at (910) 695-3980. Registration hours are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Fridays 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.
For more information on all spring semester Continuing Education Lifelong Learning courses, visit lli.sandhills.edu.