Continuing Education Classes – Life Enrichment

Art: Mixed MediaBetter Choices (and Why) for Those Living with Diabetes WorkshopBridge: Beginners - DuplicateBridge: Intermediate - DuplicateBridge: Advanced - DuplicateBoating for Women
Calligraphy Copperplate, Introduction to Cleanse Your Body 101 Workshop: Easy Ways to Prevent Disease with Jade Morton Computers for Mature Users - Beginners Creative WritingDance: Ballroom IntroductionDance: Beginner - Cha Cha
Dance: Intermediate - Cha ChaDance: Line Dancing for Your BrainDance: High Energy Line DanceDance: SwingDance: Shag IDance: Shag II
Dance: Beginner - TangoDance: Beginner - WaltzDiscovering the BibleGolf for BeginnersHappiness Now: How to Be Happy - Instructor Jade MortoniPhone & iPad for the Mature User - Beginners
iPhone & iPad for the Mature User - Beginner IIiPhone & iPad for the Mature User - IntermediateMarriage Enrichment with Archbishop Ronald R. MayoMusic "Fun"damentalsParenting - Love and LogicPublish Your Own e-Book for Free
Raising Chickens 101Restore Body & Mind: Four Week Series with JadeSimplicity of Sewing Level ISimplicity of Sewing Level IISmoothie & Juicing 101 Workshop: Easy Ways to Feel AmazingVolleyball for Beginners
Waterfowl CarvingWhat You Don't See in Wireless & Wiring Technology
Yoga for Beginners - DowneastGentle Yoga 101 Workshop with JadeYoga – Gentle Back with JadeYoga – Gentle De-Stress with JadeYoga – Gentle Restore with JadeYoga – Intermediate Level II with Sasha

 

 

Art – Mixed Media
Learn to draw, paint, or use watercolor; whatever medium you like. Open to beginners and experienced artists. First time students should bring a sketch pad and pencils or project they would like to work on. This class is self-paced with guidance as needed. Students will provide supplies as needed for projects.
Course Fee: $45 for day class/ $35 for evening class

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Better Choices (and Why) for Those Living with Diabetes Workshop
Learn more about prevention and control of a disease process affecting more than 100 million Americans or about 10% of the population. Whether you are affected or someone you love is affected, learn what you can do, identify resources, and understand more about Diabetes and Living the Best Life!
Course Fee: $10
Start Date
07-23-2019    Tuesday    6:30 – 8:30 pm, 1 session, The Bridge Downeast-Ramsey Center, Harkers Island
08-06-2019   Tuesday    6:30 – 8:30 pm, 1 session, Western Carteret Library, Rm. 3, Cape Carteret
08-13-2019    Tuesday    6:30 – 8:30 pm, 1 session, Wayne West Bldg., Rm. 112 on campus

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Bridge for Beginners – Duplicate
Designed to introduce you to the bidding basics and guidelines for the play of the hand. Open to novice duplicate Bridge players. Let’s play! Recommended textbook: Bidding in the 21st Century through Baron Barclay Bridge Supply (1-800-274-2221).
Course Fee: $60

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Bridge Intermediate – Duplicate
Refining basic bidding and play of cards; modern conventions, when to draw trumps (or not), opening leads; planning the play and defense; second round bidding and play; and slam bidding. Students should have taken Beginner Bridge or have experience in the game. Recommended textbook: Bidding in the 21st Century.
Course Fee: $60
Start Date
08-01-2019    Thursdays    6:30 – 8:30 pm, 8 sessions, McGee Bldg., Rm. TBA

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Bridge Advanced – Duplicate
Students will learn topics for the advanced bridge player, including Two-Over-One Forcing, modern conventions, and better counting and visualization to take more tricks. This is an advanced class and students must have either taken Bridge for Beginners and Bridge – Intermediate or have years of experience in successfully playing Bridge.
Course Fee: $75

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Boating for Women
Want to do more than just hold the rope? This women’s only class will cover many aspects of boating to make this boating season more stress free and enjoyable. Students will learn the tide and wind implications of steering and docking, tying boat to dock, backing the boat trailer to launch and retrieve your vessel, and much more. Learn skills that will help you get on the water with more confidence.
Course Fee: $40

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Calligraphy – Copperplate, Introduction to
Learn the art of ornamental handwriting to create modern pieces by using the copperplate style of calligraphy and the tools required to create this style. Students will practice, critique and complete at least one project. Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to: identify copperplate calligraphy; demonstrate basic skills in letter formation; and utilize new skills in a simple, original calligraphy project. Recommended book: Mastering Copperplate Calligraphy by Eleanor Winters.
Course Fee: $30

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Cleanse Your Body 101 Workshop: Easy Ways to Prevent Disease with Jade Morton
Cleansing your body even a little everyday can improve your health by beginning to reduce accumulated toxins from what we eat, drink and the environment. Some symptoms of toxicity are weight gain, headaches, brain fog, body aches and lack of energy just to name a few. This workshop will help become aware of hidden toxins and begin to reduce your chances of disease and cancer. Discover easy ways to cleanse your body and to regain your health. Hand out includes recipes, ingredients to avoid and “Local Health Resources”. Instructor Jade Theresa Morton is a Certified Holistic Health Coach/Wellness Educator.
Course Fee: $10

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Computers for Mature Users – Beginners
Beginners and students new to the computer will be introduced to the basics of using a computer and its related components. This class will cover parts of the computer, terminology, windows basics and programs, and creating files and folders. Students will also learn how to navigate the Internet using search engines, basic Internet safety, and email usage. No experience is necessary, but access to a computer is helpful. Additional supplies may be needed.
Course Fee: $50

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Creative Writing
Discover your hidden writing skills with enhanced fiction and nonfiction ideas. Journey through the art of storytelling, while exploring fundamental techniques.
Course Fee: $40

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Dance: Ballroom Introduction
Dance like a star! Experience the elegance of the Waltz and the Fox Trot, the liveliness of the Swing and the drama of the Tango, Rumba, and Cha Cha. No partner or prior experience necessary. Great for couples date night!
Course Fee: $30–Insurance Fee: $0.55
Start Date
08-19-2019    Mondays    7 – 8 pm, 6 sessions, Camp Glenn Bldg. on campus

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Dance: Ballroom – Cha Cha – Introduction
This class will focus on one specific dance, the Cha Cha. No partner necessary.
Course Fee: $30–Insurance Fee: $0.55
Start Date
08-19-2019 Mondays 8 – 9 pm, 6 sessions, Camp Glenn Bldg. on campus

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Dance: Ballroom – Cha Cha – Intermediate
The next level of Cha Cha. Must have taken Cha Cha – Introduction or have experience beyond beginner. No partner necessary.
Course Fee: $30–Insurance Fee: $0.55

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Dance: Line Dancing for Your Brain
Experience the relaxed pace of line dancing to the oldies, country, modern and soul music. Learn to move your body as you memorize the steps to build physical and mental strength. Great for singles and for those who want a little exercise while having fun. No partner necessary.
Course Fee: $30–Insurance Fee: $0.55

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Dance: High Energy Line Dance
Experience new and classic line dances with a fresh energy! If you’ve enjoyed aerobics, Zumba or just love to dance, you will find this class challenging and active. Students should have some dance experience and be able to sustain light aerobic activity. No partner necessary.
Course Fee: $30–Insurance Fee: $0.55

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Dance, Shag I
Beginner to intermediate shaggers welcome. Learn the popular North Carolina State Dance for social dancing at parties, weddings, beach music concerts and clubs. No partner necessary.
Course Fee: $25–Insurance Fee: $0.55

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Dance, Shag II
For students who have dance experience in Shag or have taken Shag I. This class will take you through the next level of steps as you continue to learn the popular NC State Dance for social dancing at parties, weddings, beach music concerts and clubs. Experience steps steps beyond the basic, advanced turns and more. No partner necessary.
Course Fee: $25–Insurance Fee: $0.55

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Dance: Ballroom – Swing
Dance like a star! Experience the liveliness of the Swing! No partner or prior experience necessary.
Course Fee: $30–Insurance Fee: $0.55

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Dance: Ballroom – Tango – Beginner
This class is much like Ballroom Introduction, but will focus on one dance, the Tango. No partner or prior experience necessary. Great for couples date night!!
Course Fee: $30–Insurance Fee: $0.55

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Dance: Ballroom – Waltz – Beginner
Dance like a star! This class is much like Ballroom Introduction, but will focus on one dance, the Waltz. No partner or prior experience necessary. Great for couples date night!
Course Fee: $30–Insurance Fee: $0.55

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Discovering the Bible
Discover the Bible in an abridged version. Learn Bible reading skills as you uncover the beginnings of the Bible with interesting and historical facts of the New and Old Testaments. Recommended: A Bible for reference.
Course Fee: $70

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Golf for Beginners
For the novice and quasi-experienced student. LPGA golf pro Nina Foust will guide students in developing proper habits for practicing the sport of golf. Students will learn posture, stance, grip, swing and follow through techniques to make golf more enjoyable. Clubs will be available if needed.
Course Fee: $75–Insurance Fee: $0.55
Start Date
07-15-2019     Mondays     10 – 11 am, 5 sessions, The Golf Farm, Newport
07-15-2019     Mondays     6 – 7 pm, 5 sessions, The Golf Farm, Newport

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Happiness Now: How to Be Happy – Instructor Jade Morton
Discover the science and practice of the secrets to happiness. Learn tips and activities that have been proven to increase happiness along with ways to shape habits for your wellbeing. Handouts and resources included. Instructor, Jade Morton is a Certified Holistic Health Coach/Wellness Educator.
Course Fee: $45

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iPhone & iPad for the Mature User – Beginner
For the novice home user. Discover the basic functions and features of the Apple iPhone or Apple iPad. Topics will include iMessaging, security, phototaking, personalization, security, organization, and much more. This class is for beginners. Students should bring one iPhone or iPad to class.
Course Fee: $70–Book Fee: none
Start Date
07-09-2019    Tuesdays    9 am – 12 pm, 6 sessions, Wayne West Bldg., Rm. 202

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iPhone & iPad for the Mature User – Beginner II
Are you beyond beginners, but not at the intermediate level yet? This class will continue to examine the functions and features of the Apple iPhone and/or iPad. Students will learn more about iMessaging, phototaking, personalization, security, and organization. Students should bring one iPhone or iPad to class.
Course Fee: $70–Book Fee: none
Start Date
07-11-2019     Thursdays    9 am – 12 pm, 6 sessions, Wayne West Bldg., Rm. 202

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iPhone & iPad for the Mature User – Intermediate
For the mature user who wants to know more and do more with their Apple iPhone or iPad product. This advanced class, for the home user, will take the students to the next level of interaction and utilization within the device. Topics will include: exploring iOS11, better quality photos, iCloud storage, word processing app, social media, control center, 3D touch, Siri, iPad docking, drag and drop, settings and new apps and hints. Students must know their Apple ID and password, have taken the beginning course, and be very familiar and comfortable with an iPhone or iPad. Bring your iPhone or iPad to class.
Course Fee: $70–Book Fee: none
Start Date
07-11-2019    Thursdays    2 – 5 pm, 6 sessions, Wayne West Bldg., Rm. 202

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Marriage Enrichment with Archbishop Ronald R. Mayo
This course provides wisdom-filled information that will guide students through the twists and turns a marriage can take and will teach how to approach any giant that threatens a marriage union. Students will learn ways to strengthen a marriage.
Course Fee: $70–Book Fee: $15

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Music “Fun”damentals
How music works and plays. Beginners will learn about the structural elements of music and how they work together to create different genres of music. In each class students will listen to music; define scales, chords and notes and eventually create music of their own. Students will be able to write eight major scales and their relative minors, identify three and four-note chord types, read key and time signatures, identify common chord progressions in different music genres and create a song of their own.
Course Fee: $40

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Parenting – Love and Logic
Designed to increase the parenting skills of parents of all aged children. Emphasizes the use of loving statements in combination with logical consequences of a child’s behavior to help the child to grow up to be a responsible adult. Learn strategies that will reduce the use of anger, threats, and warnings through the increased use of enforceable statements and shared control.
Course Fee: $40/couples fee; $30/single parent fee–Book Fee: $10.00 (available in classroom)

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Publish Your Own e-Book for Free
A simple method for preparing your book so that it can be sold as an e-Book. This workshop also covers obtaining a free ISBN number and the e-Book conversion process, plus marketing and selling your e-Book online at Amazon and other book sellers.
Course Fee: $45

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Raising Chickens 101
Students will learn the basic fundamentals of raising chickens at home. Includes breeds, chicken coops, hatching methods, feeds and hands-on experience. Experience first hand the care and hatching of biddies. One class includes a hands-on experience to a farm with working coops.
Course Fee: $40

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Restore Body & Mind: Four Week Series with Jade
This series will guide you through easy step-by-step ways to help you restore and transform your life! Receive the awareness you have been looking for the inspire you to create a sustainable healthy life for you and your family. This series is a great SELF-CARE resource for Cancer Prevention/Recovery, Care Givers and Human Service Professionals. Includes health workbook, recipes and wellbeing resources. Jade Theresa Morton is a Certified Holistic Health Coach/Wellness Educator.
Course Fee: $45

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Simplicity of Sewing Level I
Learn the skill of sewing, and save money by making clothes and household goods! Become more familiar with your sewing machine, discover tools to make sewing easier, and learn how to choose fabrics and patterns. Several projects will be completed as time allows. Bring your sewing machine and instruction manual. No experience necessary.
Course Fee: $40

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Simplicity of Sewing Level II
In Level II, students will learn about making garments and other products. Instructor, Suellen Leonard will guide students beyond beginners in completing several projects as time allows. Bring your own sewing machine and instruction manual. Previous sewing experience is required to take this class.
Course Fee: $40

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Smoothie vs Juicing 101 Workshop: Easy Ways to Feel Amazing!
Did you know not all smoothie and juicing recipes are “healthy”? This workshop guides you on which ingredients can improve your health and which ingredients will sabotage your efforts. Would you like to naturally increase your vitality, build your immune system, sustain a healthy weight, and feel better? Workshop includes healthy food ideas, recipes, and a “local health resource” list. Instructor Jade Theresa Morton is a Certified Holistic Health Coach/Wellness Educator.
Course Fee: $10

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Volleyball for Beginners
This course covers the fundamentals of volleyball.  Emphasis is placed on the basics of service, passing, setting, spiking, blocking, and the rules and etiquette of volleyball.  Upon completion, students should be able to participate in recreational volleyball.
Course Fee: $40
Start Date
06-22-2019   Saturdays    9:30 – 11 am, 6 sessions, Volleyball Court on campus
07-09-2019    Tuesdays      5:30 – 7 pm, 6 sessions, Volleyball Court on campus

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What You Don’t See in Wireless & Wired Technology
This class will discuss the basic issue of EMF (electromagnet fields and radiation) in our homes and workplaces. What are EMFs? What are the sources? What can we do to lessen their effects? Find out how to safely use current technologies by understanding the EMF-biological interaction. Students will learn about ways to quickly and inexpensively improve their EMF wellness.
Course Fee: $45

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Waterfowl Carving
Learn to cut, carve, and finish the wooden waterfowl of your choice. **The night class will meet for 24 hours with a total cost of $55.55, instead of the 32 hour day classes with a total cost of $65.55.
Course Fee: $65–Insurance Fee: $0.55

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Yoga for Beginners – Downeast
This is a fitness-based yoga class that welcomes all levels. This class will work on stability, flexibility, and promote wellness through breath work and postures. All fitness levels are encouraged to attend with modifications available to each participant as needed. Each class will end with a resting segment to help achieve relaxation.
Course Fee: $30–Insurance Fee: $0.55–Bring your own mat

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Gentle Yoga 101 Workshop with Jade
Instructor Jade Theresa Morton will help you feel confident to begin yoga or refine your current practice. Become familiar with safe alignment and modifications helpful for your body including chair variations. Workshop will finish with a guided relaxation, allowing you to connect to your peace within. Appropriate for all adults and no prior yoga experience needed.
Course Fee: $10–Please bring a yoga mat and blanket

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Yoga – Gentle Back with Jade
Instructor Jade Theresa Morton guides students through therapeutic style yoga stretches, deep breathing and relaxation techniques to relieve stress, reduce pain and allow the body to heal. This class is designed to safely improve flexibility, alignment, bone density, and core strength while aiding with anxiety, grieving, cancer recovery and PTSD. Appropriate for all adults and no prior yoga experience needed. Chair modifications are available.
Course Fee: $40–Insurance Fee: $0.55–Please bring a yoga mat
Start Date
07-25-2019    Thursdays    12:10 – 1 pm, 6 sessions, Camp Glenn Bldg. on campus

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Yoga – Gentle/De-Stress with Jade
Instructor Jade Theresa Morton gently guides students through therapeutic style yoga stretches, deep breathing, and relaxation techniques to relieve stress from the body and mind as it calms the nervous system. This class is designed to safely improve flexibility, strength, alignment and reduce pain while aiding with anxiety, grieving, cancer recovery and PTSD. Appropriate for all adults and no prior yoga experience needed.
Course Fee: $40–Insurance Fee: $0.55–Please bring a yoga mat
Start Date
07-23-2019    Tuesdays    5:30 – 6:30 pm, 6 sessions, Camp Glenn Bldg. on campus

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Yoga – Gentle Restore with Jade
Instructor Jade Theresa Morton guides students through therapeutic style yoga stretches, deep breathing and relaxation techniques to relieve stress and help restore the body and mind. This class is designed to safely improve flexibility, strength, alignment and reduce pain while aiding with anxiety, grieving, cancer recovery and PTSD. Appropriate for all adults and no prior yoga experience needed. Chair modifications are available.
Course Fee: $40–Insurance Fee: $0.55–Please bring a yoga mat
Start Date
07-23-2019    Tuesdays    12:10 – 1 pm, 6 sessions, Camp Glenn Bldg. on campus

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Yoga – Intermediate Level II
Join advanced yoga instructor, Sasha McClure, RYT 500, as she guides students through an alignment-based Vinyasa Flow in this new Yoga-Intermediate II class. Understanding of basic posturing will be helpful, but is not required. All are welcome!
Course Fee: $50–Insurance Fee: $0.55–Please bring a yoga mat
Start Date
08-02-2019   Fridays    8:30 – 10 am, 6 sessions, Camp Glenn Bldg. on campus

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