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Creative Living Classes to Begin at SCC in February

Three students hold up their quilt in a classroom.Beekeeping, quilting, and bread-making are just some of the subjects you can study in Creative Living this February. Whether you’re looking to challenge yourself by taking a new class or deepen your understanding of a particular topic, Sandhills Community College’s Center for Creative Living can help you reach your personal goals in order to achieve a more intellectually rewarding life.

Arts, Crafts, Hobbies and Business Opportunities

“Landscape Design for the Sandhills” is designed to teach students the principles of landscape design, how to properly maintain plant materials and how to complete a design of their own. Students will gain a basic knowledge of plant materials and maintenance to create their own enviable design.

“Landscape Design for the Sandhills” will be held on Thursdays, Feb. 20-April 16 from 6-8 p.m. The cost is $75.

“Quilting for Beginners” will introduce participants to the basics of quilting. Classes include lessons on fabric and pattern selection, cutting, piecing and sewing, quilting and binding their own quilt. Various techniques and methods such as patchwork and paper piecing, applique, and others will be presented at each class. Participants can progress at their own pace finishing projects in class or at home. A working sewing machine, some basic sewing supplies, thread, and fabric is all that will be needed to get started on this lifelong craft.

“Quilting for Beginners” will be held on Wednesdays, Feb. 5-April 8 from 6-8 p.m. The cost is $115.

“Beekeeping for Beginners” is perfect for those curious about beehives or the irreplaceable value of honey bees in our food system. Students will build their foundation as a beginner beekeeper. Students will learn beekeeping equipment, the biology of the honeybee, how to treat and deal with bee stings, what to do when a swarm occurs, general management of beehives, how to extract honey, and how to identify and treat bee diseases.

“Beekeeping for Beginners” will be held on Thursdays, Feb. 6-March 26 from 6-8 p.m. The cost is $75 plus the cost of text.

Financial

Join Certified Financial Planner TM Melanie R. Granville in her new course, tax planning for retirees as she explains techniques to reduce income and estate taxes. “Tax Planning for Retirees” will detail planning students can do during tax time, key deductions and credits, charitable giving, gifting required minimum distributions, tax-loss harvesting, when to do Roth conversions, investing in college plans for heirs and much more.

“Tax Planning for Retirees” will be held on Thursday, Feb. 27 and Thursday, March 5 from 3-5 p.m. The cost is $35.

Languages

Join this lively and animated Spanish instructor and learn basic Spanish fundamentals of conversation for work or pleasure while also learning about the Spanish culture in “Spanish Beginning Conversation.” Instructor Saulsbury is a native of Madrid, Spain and studied languages at the Berlitz School.

“Spanish Beginning Conversation” will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays, Feb. 3-March 4 from 6-8 p.m. The cost is $75 plus the cost of text.

Culinary Club

In just a few hours with Chef Monica students will learn how to mold, fill, and decorate their own chocolates in “Molded and Filled Chocolates.” This class will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 5 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The cost is $75.

Few dishes are more delicious and intimidating than soufflés. “Savory Soufflés,” make two different and delicious savory soufflés. This class will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 5 from 5-8 p.m. A second class will be offered on Friday, Feb. 7 from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The cost is $75.

Chef Monica will guide students through the process of making healthy meals for two in “Healthy Cooking for Two.” Students will get hands-on experience making a meal and take home a packet of wonderful recipes to try. This class will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 12 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. The cost is $75.

Chicken pot pie, vegetarian chili and lasagna are on the menu in “Hmmm, Comfort Food.” This class will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 12 from 5-8 p.m. A second class will be held on Friday, Feb. 14 from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The cost is $75.

Fans of Whole 30 are going to love “Whole 30 Meal Prep” and if students are just looking for healthy and tasty, they’re going to love it too. This class will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 19 from 5-8 p.m. A second class will be held on Friday, Feb. 21 from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The cost is $75.

Students will learn how easy it is to make rolls and bread with Chef Monica in “Quick Breads.” Students will also learn how to make their own drop biscuits, muffins, and loaf breads. This class will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 26 from 9 a.m.-1 pm. The cost is $75.

Join us for this demo/hands-on class to discover the ins and outs of “Instant Pot” features, functions, and safety tips. Then, students will prepare a juicy tender brisket as the centerpiece of the meal. This class will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 26 from 5-8 p.m. A second class will be offered on Friday, Feb. 28 from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The cost is $75.

Registration

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. Registration by phone at (910) 695-3980 or preregistration online at sandhills.edu/cereg are also available accepting all major credit cards. Registration hours are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Fridays 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.

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