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Creative Living Classes at SCC in October

Whether you’re looking to challenge yourself with a new skill or deepen your understanding of a particular topic, Sandhills Community College’s Continuing Education Center for Creative Living can help you reach your personal goals to achieve a more intellectually rewarding life.

Arts, Crafts, Hobbies & Business Opportunities

“Explore Yoga” is for anyone interested in learning about the yoga practice and all of the benefits it has to offer. This class is informative and engaging. Learn to develop a safe physical practice and how the physical aspect is just one component of the mind-body connection. This is a great opportunity for learning stress reduction techniques, developing strength, and gaining flexibility. All levels are welcome. Upon completion of this class, you will: Differentiate between the varying styles of yoga offered. How to sequence a holistic class to develop a personal practice.  Improve personal yoga goals.  Enjoy the benefits of improved flexibility, mobility, strength and mind-body connection.  Live a life that is balanced.

“Explore Yoga” will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays, Oct. 1-Dec. 12 from 8-10 a.m. The cost is $144. A second class will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Oct. 2-Dec. 13 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The cost of the class is $128.

In “AcroYoga 101” you’ll learn about AcroYoga, the physical practice that combines yoga and acrobatics to create community through beautiful and balanced routines between partners and groups. The practice includes a dynamic solar side as well as a healing therapeutic lunar side. AcroYoga is about communication (including nonverbal), trust, respect, collaboration, team building, fun, and feeling good! No experience or partner is necessary as this is a beginner course but open to all levels.

Upon completion of this class, you will: Combine yoga and acrobatics to create beautifully balanced routines between to partners.  Communicate effectively and trust others in a community setting.  Use your body in collaboration with others to flow through a fun and dynamic sequence.  Appropriately execute each role of the practice: base, flyer, spotter.

“AcroYoga 101” will be held on Fridays, Oct. 5-Dec. 14 from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The cost is $75. A second class will be offered on Mondays, Oct. 1-Dec. 10 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The cost of the class is $95.

Calm your body, mind, and soul while finding awareness of your true being. “Meditation Exploration” will teach tools to develop a regular meditation practice.

Upon completion of this class, you will: Have a regular meditation practice. Practice a variety of meditation techniques.  Develop a healthy holistic lifestyle.  Incorporate the how, why, when, and where of daily meditation practice.

“Meditation Exploration” will be held on Fridays, Oct. 5-Dec. 14 from 8:30-10 a.m. The cost is $75.

Dance, Film, and Music

“Odd Pairings” is a five-week romp through some protagonist pairings that have existed since the beginnings of film. From Aristotle and Cicero to Lillian Hellman and Ernest Hemingway, writers have attempted to capture the unique role that unlikely friendship plays in our lives—aggravating us, enriching us, and saving us from our lesser selves.

Movies have taken that exploration to every mix of Man/Man, Man/Woman, and Triad Mixtures of personalities whose sparring, sabotaging, and sacrificing have made a lasting cinematic impact. Join us as we share some food, some film fun, and some moments in the dark that will remind you of what friendship means in the dire straits and difficult times that are the normal measure of our days on Planet Earth.

“Odd Pairings” will be held on Mondays, Oct. 8-Nov. 5 from 2-4:30 p.m. The cost is $44.


Demystify the world of annuity investing in “Annuities: Myths & Misconceptions.” 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 be held on Tuesdays, Oct. 16-Oct. 30 from 3-5 p.m. The cost is $20.

Personal Enrichment and Lecture Series

Political polarizations divide Left- and Right-wing groups in all modern, democratic societies, but similar, emotion-charged political conflicts were already present during and after France’s great Revolution of 1789. What caused this famous Revolution, how did it affect the lives of those who lived through it or remembered it, how did it divide later French politics into “Left” and “Right” factions, and how have creative filmmakers interpreted the Revolution in modern movies? Join the lively “intellectual team” from Carolina Public Humanities to explore how modern political polarization emerged in Revolutionary France and how the Revolution’s legacy still appears today in “The French Revolution: Politics, Violence, and Polarization.”

“The French Revolution: Politics, Violence, and Polarization” will be held on Thursday, Oct. 25 from 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. The cost is $25.

“Art and Science: Partners in the Victorian Age.” Long before the 21st-century culture of specialization and competition between the arts and sciences, Victorian gentlemen claimed expertise in many fields, from classical literature to the burgeoning sciences of astronomy, geology, and chemistry. One of these English virtuosos was William Henry Fox Talbot, who in 1839 invented a photograph known as the calotype based on his training in mathematics and optics and claimed for it both the aesthetics of art and the accuracy of the scientific process. An early fan of the photograph was Queen Victoria who collected images of herself, Prince Albert, and the royal family into albums and served with her husband as patrons of the Photographic Society and its exhibitions.

“Art and Science: Partners in the Victorian Age” will be held on Tuesdays, Oct. 30-Nov. 13 from 2-4 p.m. The cost is $40.

“Land of the Free, Home of the Brave.” Join Peter Yellin, former Chief Prosecutor for Military Trails with the 2nd Marine Division at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina for a candid and highly interactive discussion of contemporary events affecting the fundamental institutions of our government. Early registration recommended. Seating is limited ans there is no charge.

“Land of the Free, Home of the Brave” will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 3 and Wednesday, Oct. 13 from 1-3 p.m.

“Saudi Arabia and Iranian Relations,” will teach the history of Saudi Arabia and Iran (Persia) and their relationship with each other, the Middle East, and the West. Topics include political, social, and security topics; the role of outside nations; the effects of Islamism and terrorist groups; and the effect of their foreign policy on the region. Upon completion, students will be able to describe the complex interplay of religion, regional hegemony, history, geography and ethnoreligious politics of the two countries and develop possible solutions for various outstanding issues between the two states.

“Saudi Arabia and Iranian Relations” will be held on Tuesdays, Oct. 2-Oct. 30 from 2-4 p.m. The cost is $45 plus cost of the text.


“Spanish Intermediate Conversation” is designed for students who are planning to travel or those who have a distinct business need. Instructor Saulsbury has been teaching Spanish at SCC for over 20 years. The prerequisite for this class is “Spanish Beginning Conversation” or prior experience.

“Spanish Intermediate Conversation” will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays, Oct. 22-Nov. 19 from 6-8 p.m. The cost is $75.


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 or by phone with a credit card by calling (910) 695-3980. Registration hours are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Fridays 8 a.m. until noon. You can pre-register online at

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