Wow, What A Week! – Lifelong Learning

By: Wanda Campbell
The Center for Lifelong Learning was really hopping July 17-20.

Gross Science was learning how the body works. CSI for Kids was investigating fingerprints and blood splatter. Art Explorers for 8-12 year olds was doing art in nature and the Art Explorers for 5-7 year olds had fun with art.

Summer camps this year have been so much fun and the kids had a grand time Hip Hopping, playing soccer at Soccer Camp and golfing at Canebrake.

This has been our busiest camp season so far. July 24-27 was the last week for camps. We were at the Alabama Center for the Arts in Decatur for Art Explorers and Dr. Seuss’ STEM Camp. Both camps were for 8-12 year olds.

Art Explorers camp focused on each child’s creativity through the use of imagination and art mediums. Campers discovered different themes and various techniques to express themselves artistically. Each day was a brand new art adventure.

Dr Seuss’ STEM Camp one brick, two brick, red brick, blue brick! It was fun with Dr. Seuss STEM. We had different STEM challenges based off Dr. Seuss’ classic books — building a tower for Yertle, having a Butter Battle, playing with Oobleck, and much more! Great camp for kids who love to create and build! Watch for more STEM and Art camps next year.

Our Fall Catalog will be out in just a couple of days. We will be hosting Yoga during lunch, new Blacksmith classes, and Dance. It is a great time to learn to waltz, foxtrot, and quick step. If you need a catalog for fall, call our office at 256-233-8260 or go online and request a catalog at

Yoga will start first in the fall beginning Tuesday, September 5. Yoga is Tuesdays, Thursday, and Fridays, from 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. in the Mezzanine of the Center for Lifelong Learning. The fee is $5 per session. Remember to bring your mat and enjoy the respite in the middle of the day.

Blacksmith classes are back with new projects. Travis Fleming and Al Stephens will focus on Plant Hangers at the September 30th class. October 14, the focus will be on a modified coat rack. November 4, the class will work on an advanced project – adjustable colonial candlestick, just in time for Christmas presents. Classes are held at Travis Fleming’s blacksmith shop, 208 Commercial Dr, Athens. The fee is $89 for beginner classes, $99 for advanced classes.
Also returning this fall is our very popular Sign Language classes. Beginning Sign Language is offered from 6-7 p.m. and Intermediate Sign Language is offered from 7:15-8:15 p.m. Classes begin September 26 and last six weeks. The fee is $99/person and there are family discounts.

Learning is an adventure. Learning is a lifestyle.
By: Wanda Campbell
Center for Lifelong Learning – 121 South Marion Street, Athens, AL 35611 – 256-233-8262