Learning As A Lifestyle: From Swing Dancing To Blacksmithing

9-2-2016 2-49-42 PMWhat are you doing Friday night, September 2? Has it been awhile since you’ve been out for a fun evening? Now is the time to get your groove on. From 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, on Friday, the Center for Lifelong Learning will introduce our new dance instructor, Tim Eum. There will be music, fun, and refreshments. The fee is only $20 per couple, and you can check out Tim and what happens in a dance class.

Tim started dancing in college, and has been teaching for 40 years. This semester he will focus on the Swing dances. Here is your chance to learn how to do East and West Coast Swing, as well as Single Swing. So bring your partner and your friends and make it a great Friday night.

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Can’t make it to our meet the instructor event, the East Coast Swing class will start on Thursday, September 6, from 6:00 pm – 7:00pm. Classes are scheduled until September 27. The fee is $45/person. You can register by calling 256-233-8260 or go to our website – www.athens.edu/cll.

Then, on Tuesday, September 6, we will be starting our Bible Studies Certificate Course. This course is a non-denominational academic study. This series of classes will focus on the methods and ethics of interpretation by using the textbook, Reading Responsibly: A Guide to Biblical Interpretation. The discussion will focus on methods commonly used by biblical scholars in the study of the Bible and will focus on historical and literary aspects of Biblical interpretation. Students who attend all eight sessions will receive a certificate of completion. Class is held on the first Tuesday of the month through April 2017. The fee is $40 for the series or $5 for the session. You can come to all of the classes or just come for the discussion when you can. The textbook is available at the Bookstore on the Athens State University campus, in Sandridge Student Union. Please pre-register for sessions as space is limited. You can register by calling 256-233-8260 or to the website – www.athens.edu/cll.

Friday, September 16, the Introduction to Handgun Safety class will be held at the Center for Lifelong Learning from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm. This class is a beginner class for those who want to know basic handgun safety and self-defense laws. Students should not bring their guns to this class. Paul Foreman, another columnist for AthensNow will be teaching the class.

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On Saturday, September 17, the Center will be offering Basic Blacksmith and Saving Money with Coupons. Basic Blacksmith class is taught by Al Stephens and Travis Fleming. Class is held at 208 Commercial Avenue from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. The fee is $85 per person. Saving Money with Coupons is taught by Kristan Stanton. Class will be held at the Center from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. The fee is $35 per person.

And that is just the beginning. Fall is the busiest time of the year for us. Classes are held nearly every day. For the most recent information or to keep up with what is happening at the Center, LIKE us on Facebook at Center for Lifelong Learning – Athens State University. You can also check out our website – www.athens.edu/cll.
By: Wanda Campbell
Center for Lifelong Learning – 121 South Marion Street, Athens, AL 35611 – 256-233-8262