Career, Life, and Leisure – Learning As A Lifestyle

8-7-2015 2-52-23 PMIt is official: Fall catalogs are available at the Center for Lifelong Learning. These catalogs are chock full of lots of activities.

For those who are CAREER minded, we are offering four new online classes – Responsive Web Design, $109, and Understanding the Cloud, $109. Both are available Sept 16, Oct 14, Nov 12, and Dec 10. Conflict Management, $245, and Workplace Ethics & Etiquette, $145, are offered September 8 through October 2. Conflict Management is 24 hours or 2.4 CEUs and Workplace Ethics is 16 hours or 1.6 CEUs. Both courses are approved by HRCI for 16-hour general credit toward recertification through the HR Certification Institute. Look for more information on our website – – or call us at 256-233-8260.

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We will begin a new Lunch and Learn Series: Transformational Leadership. Classes will be offered once a month during the lunch hour beginning Thursday, October 8, with Self-Leadership, $25. Those who can attend five sessions and do the homework assignment will earn a Leadership Certificate. ServSafe Training, $175 is scheduled September 14, from 8:00am – 5:00pm. The fee is $175 which includes the textbook, study guide, and exam. You need to register by August 31.

If your LIFE is too busy for classes, you might want to come by The Center for our events. August 14, from 5:00pm to 8:00pm, we will be participating in Friday After Five with Spirit of Athens. There will be lots of activity, discounts, food, and fun on the Square that night. Tour our beautiful facilities, pick up our new fall catalog of classes and events and don’t forget to stop by Square Clock Coffee® for a Fiesta Fruit Smoothie. Grab your family and friends, park your car and enjoy an evening on the Square in downtown Athens.

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It is not too late to register for the Memphis/Tunica trip, September 21-23. Registration has to be in soon, but we still have a few spaces. Come with us to see Elvis’ home (Graceland), shop and eat on Beale Street, and visit the Tunica Museum. The fee is $229 double occupancy, $299 single. Fee includes transportation, hotel, entry fees, and four meals – 2 breakfasts, 2 dinners. Check out the website for more information on trips happening at the Center.

8-7-2015 2-52-44 PMWhen you have some LEISURE time, you might want to check out the Blacksmith classes. We offer Basic Blacksmith, $85, Blacksmith Project, $85, and Intermediate Blacksmith, $95. If Sewing is your thing, we have a class for that. There are also several music classes offered. We offer private lessons in violin, piano, and guitar. You will need to call Wanda Campbell at 256-233-8262 for spaces available. We offer 15-, 30-, 45- and 60-minute lessons. Fees are determined by time.

If you want to learn about rhythm, we are offering a new class – It’s All About the Rhythm, $75. This class is for teens and adults. Join us in forming a rhythm section that will learn to perform, create, improvise and collaborate over a variety of musical genres including pop, jazz, country, rock, blues and classical styles. Barry Kay will lead rehearsals, providing instruction, conducting the group and providing personalized practice tips and arrangements for a few rhythm section tunes based on the instrumentation and the skill level that we have sign up. The 3rd and final session will culminate in a concert for friends and family which will showcase students’ work. Students need to bring their own instruments, however an electronic stage piano will be available for use by the first keyboard student to sign up & request it. Sheet music will be provided. Classes are offered on Tuesdays from 6:00pm – 8:00pm at the Center, starting October 13.

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Everything at the Center is too much fun. Stop by to talk with us about what you want to learn. Call us at 256-233-8260 or email us at
By: Wanda Campbell
Center for Lifelong Learning – 121 South Marion Street, Athens, AL 35611 – 256-233-8262