Lifelong Learning Institute - Classes

CRAFTS & HOBBIES

Floral Design with Carl
Join master floral designer Carl Klabbatz and 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.
Instructor: Carl Klabbatz
109 Van Dusen Hall
$79

Course Number: 1007
Jan 23-Mar 27
M
6-8:30pm


DANCE & MUSIC

Ballet Based Movement for Body & Mind
Learn to create beautiful movements to fine music of different styles and eras while also feeling healthy and fit. Instructor 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.
Instructor: Rosalind Wirsing
112 Blue Hall
$75

Course Number: 1008
Jan 17-Apr 4
T
1:30-3pm

Get Moving! An Intro to Ballroom & Latin Dancing
Ready to Tango, Cha-Cha & Rumba? In eight short weeks, professional dance instructor, Debby Hasson, teaches you the moves to wow the audience on any dance floor. Learn the simple way to dance the Swing, Tango, Foxtrot, Cha Cha, Waltz and Rumba. With over 30 years experience teaching dancers of all levels, Debby will introduce you to the most popular social dances of today. Hasson is nationally certified with many championships to her credit. For more information, visit pinehurstfads.com.
Instructor: Debby Hasson
112 Blue Hall
$65 (per student)

Course Number: 1010
Feb 13-Apr 3
M
2-3pm

Course Number: 1011
Feb 13-Apr 3
M
6-7pm

Beginning Concert Band
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.
Instructor: New Horizons Band in the Pines conductor
101 Wellard Hall
$209+text

Course Number: 1012
Jan 24-May 2
T (class meets every other Tuesday)
2-3pm

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.
Instructor: Beverly Dunlop
124 Wellard Hall
$55+text

Course Number: 1013
Jan 26-Apr 13
Th
3-4pm

Piano Intermediate Level 2
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. Prerequisite: Piano Beginning Level 1 or prior experience.
Instructor: Beverly Dunlop
124 Wellard Hall
$55+text

Course Number: 1014
Jan 26-Apr 13
Th
2-3pm

Piano Intermediate Level 3
Students 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.
Instructor: Beverly Dunlop
124 Wellard Hall
$55+text

Course Number: 1015
Jan 26-Apr 13
Th
1-2pm

 

FINANCIAL

Medicare 101
If you or someone you know are nearing age 65 or older, you won’t want to miss this informative seminar. Part A, Part B, supplemental insurance—it’s all so complicated! Join NC Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) representative, Gary Knutson, as he demystifies Medicare and provides accurate and unbiased information that could save you thousands of dollars in premiums and penalties. Q & A time included.
Instructor: Gary Knutson
Free
Sandhills Hoke Center
122 Upchurch Hall

Course Number: 1016
Mar 14
T
10-11:30am

Pinehurst Campus
109 Van Dusen Hall
Course Number: 1017
Apr 5
W
2:30-4pm

Financial Planning for Retirees
Retiree’s financial concerns are discussed in this course 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.
Instructor: Thomas Walters
109 Van Dusen Hall
$25

Course Number: 1018
Jan 17-Feb 14
T
3-5pm

Income Investing for Retirees
Learn how to capitalize and increase your income from your investments even with interest rates at historic lows and learn what happens to investments during a rising interest rate environment. The instructor for this course is Melanie Granville Nichols, CFP®. Nichols also holds a Master of Trust and Wealth Management degree
Instructor: Melanie Granville Nichols, CFP
The Pine Crest Inn, 50 Dogwood Rd, Pinehurst, NC 28370
$15

Course Number: 1038
Feb 9 & 16
TH
10-noon

Financial Decision Making for Women
Designed exclusively for women at or near retirement, topics include understanding investment jargon, dealing with financial professionals, getting the most from your investments while reducing risks, reducing probate costs, estate taxes for heirs, income taxes, and long-term care planning. Noelle Granville is a Certified Senior Advisor.
Instructor: Noelle Granville
109 Van Dusen Hall
$25

Course Number: 1019
Mar 7-Apr 4
T
3-5pm

Annuities: Myths & Misconceptions
Demystify the world of annuity investing. This course covers fixed, indexed, variable, and immediate annuities, as well as buying and investing strategies. Workbooks and helpful literature are provided.
Instructor: Noelle Granville
109 Van Dusen Hall
$20

Course Number: 1020
Apr 18-May 2
T
3-5pm

 

LANGUAGES


Sign Language for Beginners
An introduction to Sign Language used in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community. Build vocabulary, understand how a sign is formed, and learn the language of everyday conversation including fingerspelling and the importance of facial expression in conveying a message through non-verbal communication. Anna Harris is a certified Educational Interpreter who has worked with Pre-K through high school students in the NC public school system.
Instructor: Anna Harris
203 Van Dusen Hall
$65

Course Number: 1021
Mar 7-Apr 25
T
6-8pm

Sign Language II
This course 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 non-verbal communication markers. Prerequisite: Sign Language for Beginners or prior experience.
Instructor: Anna Harris
210 Van Dusen Hall
$65

Course Number: 1022
Jan 10-Feb 28
T
6-8pm

Spanish Beginning Conversation
Hola! Join this lively and animated Spanish instructor to learn basic Spanish fundamentals of conversation while also being exposed to Spanish culture. Instructor Saulsbury is a native of Madrid, Spain, studied languages at the Berlitz School, and is a favorite among students.
Instructor: Mercedes Saulsbury
207 Van Dusen Hall
$60+text

Course Number: 1023
Feb 6-Mar 1
MW
6-8pm

Spanish Intermediate Conversation
Planning on traveling to a Spanish speaking destination or want to be more fluent in your Spanish speaking skills? This course includes practical lessons for those wishing to breakdown the language barrier by learning everyday words and phrases. Instructor Saulsbury has been teaching Spanish at SCC for over 20 years. Prerequisite: Spanish Beginning Conversation or prior experience.
Instructor: Mercedes Saulsbury
207 Van Dusen Hall
$60+text

Course Number: 1024
Mar 6-Mar 29
MW
6-8pm

Spanish Advanced Conversation
Whether traveling abroad or within your local community, become more confident with your Spanish speaking skills to effectively communicate with other Spanish speaking individuals. This course teaches more advanced communication in fun and creative ways. Prerequisite: Spanish Intermediate Conversation or prior experience.
Instructor: Mercedes Saulsbury
207 Van Dusen Hall
$60+text

Course Number: 1025
Apr 3-May 1 (no class on Apr 17)
MW
6-8pm

 

PERSONAL ENRICHMENT & LECTURE SERIES

Spring Book Club
This popular book club will meet one Friday per month to discuss the following books:
January 27 Destiny of the Republic by Candice Millard
February 17 The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson
March 17 The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
April 21 A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
May 12 Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Facilitator: JoAnne Ashton
109 Van Dusen Hall
FREE but registration is required.

Course Number: 1026
Jan 27-May 12
F
2:30-4:30pm

ARTalk Great Art Series: The Early Renaissance
Explore works of art from the early Renaissance with guest instructor, Anarie Terezo. Terezo regularly teaches at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) of Widener University. Join Terezo to focus on the importance of Florence at the start of the Renaissance: Proto- (Giotto) and Early Renaissance works will be reviewed: Ghiberti’s doors, Brunelleschi’s dome, and other landmark works by Masaccio, Masolino, Donatello, and della Francesca.
Instructor: Anarie Terezo
109 Van Dusen Hall
$25

Course Number: 1027
Feb 22
W
2-3:30pm

Equal Rights: Women Artists
Women artists were, and still are, accomplished and exceptional. This class survey the history (going back a lot further than you think) and enjoy works by artists like: Anguissola, Leyster, Vigee-Le Brun, Bonheur, Cassatt, Morisot, Kahlo, O’Keeffe, Lange, de Lempicka, and others you might not know. Join guest instructor, Anarie Terzo, to survey some of the most interesting women artists in history.
Instructor: Anarie Terezo
109 Van Dusen Hall
$25

Course Number: 1028
Mar 8
W
2-3:30pm

Home Maintenance & Improvement: The Basics
Love DIY home projects but not sure where to start? This class teaches common skills every home owner 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.
Instructor: John Evans
109 Van Dusen Hall
$45

Course Number: 1029
Jan 19-Feb 9
Th
6-8:30pm

Personal Property Appraising for Fine Art & Antiques: Why it Matters
Participants will understand the rudiments of personal property appraisals and why they are important. This information is necessary for estate planning, equitable distribution, insurance, charitable donation, and potential resale. Estate planners, paralegals, and collectors will find this four-hour class interesting and worthwhile. Debra Rhodes Smith is a USPAP Member of the Appraisers Association of America.
Instructor: Debra Rhodes Smith
207 Van Dusen Hall
$25

Course Number: 1030
Mar 29
W
1-5pm

Who’s Afraid of the Big Bang Wolf?
Although most people are somewhat familiar with the Big Bang Theory, many consider it far-fetched or unrealistic. Presented in a simplistic approach, this course takes a look at how the theory developed from the theory of relativity, astronomical observations, and atomic physics. It also presents how Big Bang research has led to unexpected discoveries relating to the universe which may influence one’s world view.
Instructor: Ken Carlson
109 Van Dusen Hall
$25

Course Number: 1031
Mar 13, 20 & 27
M
1-2:30pm

The Battle of Kings Mountain
The 1780 Battle of Kings Mountain was the “turning of the tide” in the American Revolution. It was a conflict between Americans —Whigs rebels from the backcountry against Loyalists trained as British forces. British Major Patrick Ferguson’s arrogant threat against the Overmountain settlements stirred the passions of a people determined to live free. These backcountry militiamen, not a Continental soldier among them, marched over the Appalachians and defeated Ferguson’s army atop Little King’s Mountain. Join award winning writer and storyteller, Randell Jones, as he recounts the stories of these well experienced fighters.
Instructor: Randell Jones
109 Van Dusen Hall
FREE but registration is required.

Course Number: 1032
Apr 4
T
10-11:30am

The Civil War You Never Knew
What is the mythical connection between baseball and Ft. Sumter? Did you know that Lincoln’s law clerk was the first Union officer to die in the Civil War? Or that legal contracts signed in Troy, NY doomed the British ships of the line in the Civil War? What really killed “Stonewall” Jackson? In a series of talks, Dr. Matt Farina will discuss some of the fascinating lesser known stories behind the Civil War facts you learned in school years ago. Whether a Yankee or a Rebel, see how the Civil War shaped our world today. Class meets on Feb 23, Mar 9, Mar 23 & Apr 6.
Instructor: Dr. Matt Farina
103 Van Dusen Hall
$25

Course Number: 1033
Feb 23-Apr 6
TH
2-3:30pm

Malcolm X – Once in a Lifetime
This extraordinary two-part series will take you directly into a Manhattan Courtroom where three men are on trial for the assassination of Malcom X. Peter Yellin, the attorney who defended one of Malcolm’s killers, will discuss the horrifying events leading up to his murder in the Audubon Ballroom in New York City, the failure on the part of the government to investigate and pursue those responsible for ordering his death, and the important legacy Malcolm left all of us. Limited seating; register early!
Instructor: Peter Yellin, JD
109 Van Dusen Hall
$20 (Free with valid student ID)

Course Number:1034
Feb 21 & 28
T
1-3pm

Islam: Past, Present & Future
This lecture explores the life and times of the Prophet Mohammed and explains why Islam is more than a religion, but an ideology, and why it’s been at odds with Christianity and Judaism since the 600s. Learn how, when and why Islam took root and has prospered in the United States and around the world despite many radical atrocities. Further explained is the appeal of Islam versus Christianity and why Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world. Migration and demographic trends and conversations the instructor has had with Muslims in nearly 80 countries will show what we can expect from Islam in the future. Mr. Taft was the deputy assistant secretary for international operations in the Clinton Administration, a former trade negotiator between Israel and Egypt after the Israeli-Egyptian War in the early 1980s, and a consultant to Middle East and African governments.
Instructor: Robert Taft
109 Van Dusen Hall
$25

Course Number: 1035
Feb 3, 10 & 17
F
9-11am

Introduction to Islam in the Modern World
This 16-hour course 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. No class Jan 25, Feb 15 & Mar 15.
Instructor: Jason Criss Howk, Major (Retired) U.S. Army Foreign Area Officer, M.A. Middle East and South Asia Studies, Naval Postgraduate School
109 Van Dusen Hall
$45

Course Number: 1036
Jan 11-Mar 29
W
9-11am

Introduction to the Modern Middle East
This 16-hour course 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. No class Jan 25, Feb 15 & Mar 15.
Instructor: Jason Criss Howk, Major (Retired) U.S. Army Foreign Area Officer, M.A. Middle East and South Asia Studies, Naval Postgraduate School
109 Van Dusen Hall
$45

Course Number:1037
Jan 11-Mar 29
W
2-4pm

The Rise & Fall of Pop Music & Rock ‘n’ Roll
After World War II, Pop music ruled radio airwaves and jukeboxes. Johnny Ray, Jo Stafford, Dean Martin, and other artists dominated Your Hit Parade until Rock ‘n’ Roll challenged that dominance in the mid-1950s. Through music and video, Dr. John Turner presents artists and songs we love, putting them in context by examining their impact on sexual attitudes, family, segregation/integration, the economy and religion. It’s a fun time of music, videos and stories exploring the singers and songs of the late 1940s, the 1950s and the 1960s. Dr. Turner was recently featured on the Tarheel Traveler and referred to as “Dr. Rock” by the Fayetteville Observer. Class meets April 4, 6, 11 & 13.
Instructor: Dr. John Turner
Connor Theater, Pine Knoll 590 Central Dr, Southern Pines
$25

Course Number: 1039
Apr 4-13
TTH
2-4pm


Powerful Tools for the Caregiver
Learn 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. Sponsored in part by the Moore County Senior Enrichment Center. For more information, contact Yarona Thomas, (910)215-0900.
Led by: Yarona Thomas & Lenore Rittenhouse
Moore County Senior Enrichment Center (Jan 25 & Feb 1, class will be held at SCC, 207 Van Dusen Hall)
FREE and pre-registration is required

Course Number: 1040
Jan 11-Feb 15
W
2-4pm

 

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