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April Lifelong Learning Institute Classes Fit the Bill

LLIApril showers will be a thing of the past when you enroll in a Lifelong Learning Institute course at SCC.  Whether interested in music, history, finances, or language, the Continuing Education Department offers courses that appeal to everyone.
“Medicare 101” is the ideal free seminar for those nearing 65 or older. Part A, Part B, supplemental insurance can be very 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 thousands of dollars in premiums and penalties. Time will be allowed for participant questions, and light refreshments provided by St. Joseph of the Pines.
“Medicare 101” will be held on Wednesday, Apr. 5 from 2:30 – 4 p.m.
“Annuities: Myths & Misconceptions” will 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.
“Annuities: Myths & Misconceptions” will meet on Tuesdays, Apr. 18 – May 2 from 3 – 5 p.m. The cost is $20.
“Spring Book Club” will meet on the third Friday of each month from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. in the Wood Reading Room in Boyd Library. In April, “A Man Called Ove” a novel by Fredrik Backman will be discussed.
“Spanish Advanced Conversation” will help students become more confident whether traveling abroad or within their local community. This class will advance fluency in fun and creative ways. Prerequisite: Spanish Intermediate Conversation or prior experience.
“Spanish Advanced Conversation” will be held Mondays and Wednesdays, Apr. 3 – May 1 from 6 – 8 p.m. There will be no class on Apr 17 and the cost is $60 plus text.
“The Battle of Kings Mountain” is a new seminar that discusses the 1780 Battle of Kings Mountain as 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. 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. This free seminar is made possible by the North Carolina Humanities Council’s Road Scholars program.
“The Battle of Kings Mountain” will be held Tuesday, Apr. 4 from 10 – 11:30 a.m. The seminar is free but registration is required.
After World War II, Pop music ruled radio airwaves and jukeboxes. Through music and video, Dr. John Turner presents, “The Rise & Fall of Pop Music & Rock ‘n’ Roll,” with popular artists and songs putting them in context by examining their impact on sexual attitudes, family, segregation/integration, the economy and religion. Explore 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.
“The Rise & Fall of Pop Music & Rock ‘n’ Roll” will be held at the Connor Theater at Pine Knoll on April 4, 6, 11 and 13 from 2 – 4 p.m. The cost is $25.

Register in the Sandhills Community College Continuing Education office located on the first floor of Van Dusen Hall on the Pinehurst campus at 3395 Airport Road. Registration by phone with a credit card can be made by calling (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 questions about these or other Lifelong Learning Institute classes, contact Program Director Rose George at (910)695-3775 or Information can also be found at

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