Learning As A Lifestyle – It’s Not Over Yet

Wanda CampbellYou would think with only six weeks left in the year, things would be winding down at the Center for Lifelong Learning, but there is still a lot to do.

The Athens Christmas Open House will be Saturday and Sunday, November 17 and 18. The Center is sponsoring two classes while you wait to see Santa. The first is a demonstration of Making Gingerbread Houses. This class is on Saturday from 10:00am to 12:00 pm. Pre-registration is requested for this program. The fee is $5. Also on Saturday from 1:00 to 3:00 pm is a Decorating Cupcakes class. This class is open to ages 5 and up. Decorate one cupcake for $1 or six for $5.

Christmas Open House

On Monday, November 26, a new session of Gentle Yoga will start. Whether you need to start in a chair or can get on the mat, this beginning yoga class is the way to get back into an exercise program. The class is offered on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, from 8:00-9:00 am, November 26 to December 21. The fee is $35 for three days per week, or $29 for two days per week.

On Tuesday, November 27, a new session of Yoga begins at 5:00 pm. Incorporating the yoga method of exercise for your whole body, this class offers a complete series of seated, standing, and balancing poses. This class is offered on Tuesdays, from 5:00-6:00 pm, November 27 to December 18. The fee is $20.

Cyber Security looks at how our lives are impacted by security issues, from online banking, Facebook, and Wi-Fi, just to name a few. This class provides an up-to-date look at threats and vulnerabilities, viruses, malware, and spyware. At the end of the course you will have the knowledge you need to safeguard your home and work computers. This class is offered Tuesday, December 11 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. The fee is $99.

For teens who are interested in going to college, we will be offering ACT Test Prep Monday through Thursday, December 17-20, from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. This class reviews English, math, science, and writing strategies for each test section. Get an in-depth look at the explanations for right and wrong answers on the test, as well as how the writing portion is scored. Everything you need to know about ACT testing is in this class. The fee is $125.

The Center for Lifelong Learning is now offering the ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certificate. This course meets the new Certified Food Safety Manager state requirement. The course is designed to provide participants with valuable information on potentially hazardous foods, safe food handling practices, and much more. The class is offered Monday and Tuesday, December 17 & 18, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. The fee is $175.

If you need more information about any of these classes, call 256-233-8260 or email CLL@athens.edu. The Center will close for the holidays on Saturday, December 23 and reopen on Wednesday, January 3rd.

By: Wanda Campbell

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