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CLASS FILLED - CLASS 1100 – WHAT’S IN THE GLASS
SIMON KAUFMANN has been the advanced Sommelier and Beverage
Manager at The Blue Point since 2016. He describes himself as a huge wine
nerd! Follow along with Simon as he leads you through the ins and outs of a
blind wine tasting! Discover for yourself what characteristics dene classic
wines from around the world. Like a drink-a-along version of the classic
game of Clue! Class size is limited to 18, with an additional fee of $10.
Monday, Jan 27.
CLASS 1101 – CAJUN COOKING FOR EVERYONE
Join Steamer’s Chef d’Cuisine MICHAEL BLANCHARD on an adventure to
New Orleans. Learn the basics of Cajun cooking from the basic building
blocks, the Roux. From white to dark, learn how to cook like a true Cajun
chef and how to make classic dishes such as Etouffe and Gumbo. Class
size is limited to 20, with an additional fee of $10. Tuesday, Jan 28.
CLASS FILLED - CLASS 1102 – TAMALES AND EMPANADAS
Here's your opportunity to enjoy a fabulous evening in the kitchen with SCOTT
FOSTER, Executive Chef and co-owner of Coastal Cravings and Coastal
Cantina in Duck, as well as Coastal Provisions in Southern Shores. Scott, a
Johnson and Wales Culinary Arts graduate, will focus on two ancient, wrapped
portable Mesoamerican classics – Tamales and Empanadas. Class size
limited to 20 with an additional fee of $10. Wednesday, Jan 29.
CLASS 1103 – BISCOTTI
BARBARA KINGSFORD has been experimenting for almost twenty years
with the various avors and ingredients of these twice-baked crunchy
cookies. Biscotti are amenable to all kinds of avors and combinations of
avors. Additions can include nuts, dried fruits, spices, herbs, as well as
chocolate. The class will teach you the basic recipe and suggestions for
some variations. Class size is limited to 20 with an additional fee of $2.
Thursday, Jan 30.
CLASS FILLED - CLASS 1104 – THE COUNTER STAPLE
RICHARD BRUCE, co-owner of Pigman's Bar-B-Que, has wonderful
memories growing up in an Italian household around the dinner table,
especially of his great aunt Jean’s macaroni pie. Aunt Jean, the true Italian
cook in the family, was tasked with cooking for the whole family during the
depression era while her parents and siblings would work to support the
family. During their large family meals, Aunt Jean would help prepare the
meal and provide a macaroni pie for the kitchen counter, which was eaten
on by all throughout the day. Richard will share his Aunt Jean’s counter
staple with the class and the lesson will be followed by an Italian feast.
Class size is limited to 20 with an additional fee of $10. Friday, Jan 31.
CLASSES FILLED - CLASSES 1105 & 1106 – SALT BOX SPECIALS
Salt Box Cafe owners RANDOLPH and AMANDA SPRINKLE have over
thirty-ve years of experience on the restaurant scene. They opened their
popular dining spot on Colington Road almost six years ago and continue to
wow us with their tasty offerings. Their background includes the prestigious
Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY, as well as restaurant
experience in New Orleans, Pittsburgh, and South America. They invite you
to choose one or two different opportunities for a marvelous evening of
fresh and innovative dishes. Class size is limited to 20 with an additional
fee of $10. Class 1105 Monday, Feb 3 and Class 1106, Monday, Feb 10.
CLASS FILLED - CLASS 1107 – A NIGHT IN KOREA
CAROLE & GARY KIMMEL developed their love for Asian cooking over
more than 40 years while also working as scientists in the area of children’s
health and developmental toxicology. Carole began with Chinese cooking
lessons many years ago, and their interest in Asian cuisine grew as both
traveled to several Asian countries, including Japan, Korea, Thailand, and
India. Since retiring to the Outer Banks, they have even more time to cook
and have taught classes at AD@AS and at Stonewall Kitchens Cooking
School. This class will focus on dishes from Korea and will include
demonstrations of a starter, entrees and dessert. Some of the dishes will
include ingredients that can be allergens; each participant will have to
determine if that is a problem for them. Class is open to any skill level,
including beginners. Class size limited to 15 with an additional fee of
$15. Tuesday, Feb 4.
CLASS FILLED - CLASS 1108 – SALMON COOKERY
LEE MILLER serves as the Triage Chef at a pair of very popular OBX
restaurants - the Blue Moon Beach Grill and the Blue Water Grill and Raw
Bar. Tonight Lee will present methods and techniques for cooking fresh
salmon. Lee is a graduate of Manteo High School and the prestigious
Culinary Institute of America. He has been in the food service business
since 1976. You will want to spend time with Lee and see how his
experience shows in his cooking. Class size is limited to 20 with an
additional fee of $8. Wednesday, Feb 5.
CLASS FILLED - CLASS 1109 – KOREAN BIBIMBAP
Bibimbap, sometimes romanized as bi bim bap, is a Korean rice dish. The
term “bibim” means mixing various ingredients, while the “bap” noun refers
to rice. Bibimbap is served as a bowl of warm white rice topped with namul
or kimchi and gochujang, soy sauce, or doenjang. NATHAN ROBINSON,
Executive Chef at the Blue Moon Grill, will instruct and prepare beef and
pork bibimbap with pickled vegetables for twenty lucky students. Sign up!
Class size is limited to 20 with an additional fee of $10. Thursday, Feb 6.
CLASS FILLED - CLASS 1110 – MEATLESS & LESS MEAT
Coastal Provisions Chef/owner DAN LEWIS offers a cooking class that just
may transform the way you eat. With plant-based protein options on the rise
throughout the country, Dan debuted a widely popular Meatless & Less-Meat
menu section this year, not just for vegetarians or vegans. This growing trend
is about letting meat take a back seat and making vegetables the star of the
plate, ultimately a more sustainable and healthful way of eating. This class
will show you how to make veggies more intensely avorful and satisfying,
and provide tips on how to stock your personal kitchen with techniques and
ingredients that will allow you to think creatively about plant-focused
cooking. This is also a vegetarian and vegan-friendly class with completely
meatless options for all of the demonstrated dishes. Class size is limited to
20 with an additional fee of $10. Tuesday, Feb 11.
CLASS 1111 – TASTEFULLY FIT FOR COUPLES
WES STEPP, owner and Executive Chef of Red Sky restaurant in Duck for
over 15 years, believes that gourmet food can be not only delicious, but
healthy as well. What began for him as a childhood passion for cooking has
evolved into a love affair with food. Join Chef Wes for a special evening where
you'll learn to create gourmet food in a healthy style and t for couples.
Space is limited to 20 with an additional fee of $10. Wednesday, Feb 12.
CLASS 1112 – CREAMY CHOCOLATE PECAN CARAMEL TURTLES
Yummy! For over twenty years, GEOF FOUNTAIN has been ne-tuning the
preparation of these delectable confections. He'll not only show you how to
make them from scratch but, best of all, you’ll enjoy samples along with
coffee and/or red wine. After going through steps of the recipe, Geoff will
assist a volunteer in making a batch. If you love to make homemade candy
or just have a sweet tooth, this class is a must! Class size is limited to 20
with an additional fee of $4. Thursday, Feb 13.
CLASS FILLED - CLASS 1113 – INTRODUCTION TO THE INSTANT POT
Ready to jump into the latest cooking craze and learn how the Instant Pot can
revolutionize your cooking? Instructor AMANDA MCDANEL has an advanced
degree in Child and Family Development and spent her early career
developing state renowned programs for adults and children. Now an
entrepreneur, writer, and mother of two, Amanda will show you how the
Instant Pot can make cooking quicker, less expensive, and more delicious. In
the process, you’ll gain recipes for family friendly dishes that range from every
day comfort food to dinner party fare. Space is limited to 20 with an
additional fee of $15. Monday, Feb 17.
CLASS FILLED - CLASS 1114 – COOKING FROM THE GREEK PANTRY
The inimitable KIKI KIOUSIS, who with her late husband established the
Stack ‘Em High restaurants, teams up with her daughter-in-law DAWN
KIOUSIS to explore simple weeknight dishes inspired by the common
ingredients found in every Greek home – spinach, garlic, lemons, olives, feta,
etc. With a lifetime of experience loving people through food, Kiki will teach
you that even a simple weeknight meal can be a spectacular evening event!
Class size is limited to 20, with an additional fee of $5. Tuesday, Feb 18.
CLASS FILLED - CLASS 1115 – GROOVY FINGER FOODS
ANGEL DOEBLER has a long history of restaurant work, from the back to the
front of the house and in diverse settings. Her Outer Banks experience
includes time at Ocean Boulevard, and now she serves on the management
team at Coastal Cravings in Duck. Join in as she prepares various styles of
appetizers and nger foods, pairing various items with tasty beverages. Class
size is limited to 20 with an additional fee of $10. Wednesday, Feb 19.
CLASS FILLED - CLASS 1116 – CASUAL COASTAL CAROLINA CUISINE
NC Coast Grill & Bar celebrates the avors of the coastal South while
bringing in cross-cultural and global inuences. Chef/owner WES STEPP,
longtime Outer Banks chef of Red Sky Cafe and Tastefully Fit fame,
describes NC Coast’s food as cutting-edge coastal and Southern with
nuances of ethnic avoring from around the world, tempered with heart
healthy cooking techniques. Since the new restaurant just recently opened,
this could be a great opportunity for you to get a preview! Class size is
limited to 20 with an additional fee of $10. Thursday, Feb 20.
CLASS FILLED - CLASS 1117 – HOMEMADE PASTA
Join the Chef/Owner of the Bad Bean Baja Grill, ROB ROBINSON, for a
surprise night in the kitchen. Rob is a classically trained chef and a graduate
of the Johnson & Wales, as are some of the top chefs in the country, but has a
love for making fresh pasta at home for his family! Rob will demonstrate a fun,
fresh, and approachable pasting making technique which you can easily learn
to master. And there may be some sauce to go with it! Class size is limited
to 20. Monday, Feb 24.
CLASS FILLED - CLASS 1118 – KILL DEVIL GRILL SHRIMP
Since 2002, BILL TUCKER has been providing outstanding lunches and
dinners as the owner/operator of the extremely popular Kill Devil Grill. This
year will be Bill’s third year of participating in After Dark and you will want to
sign up to see and taste how he will use shrimp in this year’s class. Anyone
who’s had the pleasure of dining at his restaurant knows his presentations
will be tastefully prepared and richly avorful. Don't miss it! Class size is
limited to 20 with an additional fee of $10. Thursday, Feb 27.
CLASS 1119 – HOME BREW
Did you know that over 1.2 million people in the U.S. brew their own beer at
home? This introductory course covers the steps, equipment, and
ingredients to make your rst batch of home brew. BLAKE BUCHERT is
president of OBX Homebrewers Club and has been brewing for over 8
years. He recently had a American Pale Ale at the National Homebrew
Competition nals in 2019. Blake started brewing with the exact process
that is going to be covered in this course and you will make beer! Home
brew samples will be available from some of the club members during
course instruction. Attendees will also be offered the chance to assist later
in the bottling process and nally in the tasting of your rst batch of
Homebrew. Some come on out and join us for an evening of fun! Class size
is limited to 20. Friday, Feb 7.
CLASS FILLED - CLASS 1121 – THE GOAT, THE SHEEP AND THE FUNKY
Think all goat cheeses are tangy, or that sheep cheeses taste like wool? Turned off by washed rinds or blues? Join TRiO cheesemongers JODI BERNHARDT and SCOTTY ONEY as they turn those assumptions on their head, to help you expand your palate and enjoy a broader range of cheeses. (P.S. There’s wine too!) Class size is limited to 16 students with an additional fee of $10. Wednesday, Feb 19.
CLASS FILLED - CLASS 1122 – VOLCANOES MAKE GREAT WINE!
Volcanic explosions leave landscapes strewn with volcanic rock and ash. Who knew that hundreds and even thousands of years later these locations would produce world-class wines with lots of character. Come with KENNY HYMAN, owner and wine buyer for TRiO in Kitty Hawk and The Village Tavern in Duck, to explore the bounty of these harsh, barren elds of rocks, including wines from Santorini, Canary Islands, Sicily, Naples, Hungary and Soave. A Cheese/Charcuterie plate will be served with 6-7 wines. Class size is limited to 20 students with an additional fee of $15. Wednesday, February 5.
CLASS 1123 – MODERN BEER PAIRINGS FOR THE MODERN MAN/WOMAN
With the explosion of craft breweries across the state and the country to add
to the many international varieties, it’s difcult sometimes to navigate the what
and what with. Join TRiO’s beermonger and beer manager HALEY
WINSLOW to explore and enjoy various avors at this quick rendition of
today’s beer styles and learn what to serve at your next dinner party to
accommodate any of your guests. Class size is limited to 20 students with
an additional fee of $10. Wednesday, January 29.
CLASS 1124 – WAKE UP YOUR TASTE BUDS WITH A COFFEE CUPPING
You may enjoy Wine Tasting, now try a relaxed Saturday morning Coffee
Cupping. “It’s a lot like wine, it’s like trying to describe grapes because a lot
of the terms you use are similar: acidity levels, how and where the coffee is
grown.” So says Ashley Linnekin of Ashley’s Espresso Parlour. She
graduated from Johnson and Wales Culinary School and, after moving to
Outer Banks in 2001, fell in love with coffee roasting and blending the large
array of avors. Join ASHLEY and ERIC LINNEKIN to learn, taste and see
why they are so passionate about coffee. Their coffees are all organic and
sustainably grown, supporting small farmers. Class size is limited to 20
students. Saturday, February 8th at 9.00 am.
CLASS 1125 – DISH GARDENS
Dish Gardens are a great and easy way to be creative with plants. Succulent plant and cacti arrangements make a beautiful addition to your home, or a lovely gift. This workshop led by CHRISTINE STADTHER and other Dare Master Gardeners will provide information about these great plants. Through a hands-on approach you will create your own little garden and learn how to care for it. Bring your own garden gloves. All other supplies (plants, dishes etc) will be provided for additional fee of $10. Monday, Jan 27.
CLASS 1126 – SURF FISHING 101 and KNOT TYING for BEGINNERS
STU BALDWIN has been a recreational angler for most of his life, with over 49 years of active surf shing and 40 years of competitive surf shing. This class will give the novice a big head start as Stu shares his knowledge of such things as proper equipment, rod and reel selection, basic knot tying, natural vs. artificial bait, even how to read a beach. Class size is limited to 18. Wednesday, Feb 12.
CLASS FILLED - CLASS 1127 – SURF FISHING 201 ADVANCED SKILLS
As a lifelong surf sher with over 40 years of experience in competitive surf fishing, and Past President of the OBX Anglers Club, STU BALDWIN has a wealth of knowledge to share about his passion. This class is for fellow aficionados wanting to learn more advanced skills. Stu will cover selection of rod and reel plus additional tips on bait rigging and knot tying. He will also discuss advanced techniques for targeting Speckled Trout, Flounderand Red sh. Class size is limited to 18. Thursday, Feb 20.
CLASS 1128 – COROLLA WILD HORSES
What do you really know about our beautiful Corolla Wild horses? Chief
Operating Officer of Corolla Wild Horse Fund (CWHF) JO LANGONE will
give us an overview of the distinctions of breed, teach us identication of a
horse’s body parts and prevalent colors and body condition scoring. She
will review the history of the origin of our Banker strain, and their life through the centuries on the Outer Banks, as well as an overview of the Shackleford Banks herd and other east coast herds of wild horses. CWHF Herd Manager MEG PUCKETT will describe family life within the herd, common behavior, signs of stress etc. She will discuss the contraceptive program, its administration and how it works, and common medical ailments including when CWHF intervenes and when they do not. Thursday, Jan 30.
CLASS 1130 – TAKING CHARGE OF YOUR COMPUTER
Almost everyone has a computer these days. But when operating systems change (to Windows 10 for example), many people feel like they no longer know how to get the most from their computer, lose condence, and wonder where to turn for help. Enter brothers BRIAN and DAVID MAIN, IT professionals with over 40 years of combined experience! They can make it all better. This class will cover such topics as internet use, virus protection, malware, ransomware, hardware and software operation and maintenance, and nuances of Windows 10. Please bring all your questions to class for them to address directly. The class is limited to 10 students with a MINIMUM OF 5. Friday, Feb 28.
CLASS 1131 – INTRODUCTION TO iPHONE and iPAD
This is an iPhone/iPad course that focuses on the basic use and interactionof key apps such as Phone, Contacts, Camera, Settings and Maps as well as the use of important functions such as copy/paste, screenshots, Siri and the App store. Note, except for the phone app this is also applicable for iPad users. Please come with the latest ios update. Technology guru TOM ODOM will give your comfort level a big boost, reviewing what these devices are capable of. All your questions will be answered. The class is limited to 12 students. Tuesday, Feb 4
CLASS 1132 – INTERMEDIATE iPHONE and iPAD
TOM ODOM, with his advanced degree in Technology and years of experience working at IBM, will take you to the next level. This class picks up where 1131 leaves off, though that is not a prerequisite. This course focuses on moradvanced use such as Safari/web browsing, passwords, word processing, streaming, music, video, reading (Kindle,etc.), and other uses such as banking, insurance, and “the internet of things”. Note, except for the phone app this is also applicable for iPad users. Please come witthe latest ios update. All your questions will be answered. Class size is limited to 12 students. Tuesday, Feb 11.
CLASS 1135 –THE MUSICAL GENIUS OF DUKE ELLIINGTON
Climb aboard the “A Train” to learn about the music, life and times of Edward “Duke” Ellington. You will listen to Duke’s music, including his more well-known tunes such as Satin Doll, Sophisticated Lady and excerpts from his orchestral compositions. ROBERT JACOBS, a musician who plays different genres of music, says that Jazz is his favorite. He has played on television, radio, at Jazz and Folk Festivals and clubs, at the White House and Presidential Inaugural events. He’ll play piano and digital accordion himself with a percussionist as well as play recordings. Class size is limited to 20 students. Monday, Feb 17.
CLASS 1136 – INTRODUCTION TO UKULELE. TWO NIGHTS
Have you always wanted to learn ukulele, but not known where to start? Do you have a ukulele you’ve bought but rarely use? This class is perfect for you. Designed for absolute beginners, this class will review how to tune your ukulele, how to read ukulele tabs and how to play your rst few chords. ASHLEY DICKERSON is a self-taught ukulele player. It was love at first strum when she first started to play. Now Ashley loves helping rst-time ukulele players discover the joy of learning to play the happiest instrument on earth. A class handbook is provided. Please bring your own ukulele. If you need help finding a ukulele, visit your local music store to see if they have one to rent. Class size is limited to 12 students. Class is held for two nights, class cost is $33.00 and there is an additional fee of $5.00 for supplies. Monday, Jan 27 and Monday Feb 3.
CLASS FILLED - CLASS 1137-BEGINNER ACOUSTIC GUITAR
Have you wanted to play acoustic guitar? JUDITH BAILEY, a worship leader in area churches and involved in music ministry for 30 years, will teach you basic chords, music theory, rhythms and a few simple worship songs. Bring an acoustic guitar if you have one. 2 guitars will be available. Class size is limited to 6. Wednesday, Feb 12.
CLASS FILLED - CLASS 1140 – BEGINNER KNITTING
After 30 years of teaching, PEGGY CLIFFORD has joyfully retired to the Outer Banks. She has taught many students to knit, whose pieces have been joined in a blanket and donated to Project Linus. She also sellscustom knitted children’s clothes on her Etsy site. This is a beginner knitting class that will teach the basic knitting skills and allow enough practice to produce a wearable product. The first class will include casting on and knitting. During the week between classes participants will knit the required length. The second class will include making buttonholes and casting off. The finished product will be a wool blend cowl scarf. This is a $33 two-night course with an additional fee of $12 to cover materials. Mondays, Feb 17 & 24.
CLASS 1141 – PARCHMENT AND FLOWER NOTE CARDS
Botanical artist BARBARA HANFT and heirloom quilter CIL DEMING have a serious crafting bug and love to share it. One of the most popular things they teach is how to make faux parchment note cards, using items from the pantry. In this class, you’ll design and assemble an original card for family or friends, or you may end up wanting to keep it for yourself! No need to be “artistic” – come surprise yourself with what you can create. Class size islimited to 10 students. Monday, Feb 24.
CLASS 1142 – WINE GLASS PAINTING
There’s something special about a hand painted wine glass! GLEN BALDWIN has been a crafty gal for years and took up painting wine glasses, just for fun, a few years ago. She’ll guide you through the basics of doing it yourself, starting with a simple nature design. Once class is over, you’ll have your own unique creation and the know how to paint more, either matching your rst or using your own ideas. Please wear appropriate clothes for painting and bring an apron; otherwise, Glen will supply everything needed. Class size is limited to 12 with an additional fee of
$2. Wednesday, Feb 5.
CLASS 1143 – CLOTHESPIN WREATHS
CAROL POWELL and PAULA MYATT are two veteran crafters, or two inveterate crafty women- whichever you would prefer! In this popular class they will teach you to create your own individual wreath using painted or washing tape decorated clothespins. There are many themes: Valentine’s Day, Beach, etc…the possibilities are limited only by your imagination. Class size is limited to 12 with an additional fee of $10 for supplies. Tuesday, Feb 11.
CLASS 1144- AN INTRODUCTION TO “THE ARTIST’S WAY” BY JULIA CAMERON
Julia Cameron’s rst book on creativity, ”The Artist’s Way”, contends all of us are creative as part of our “human spiritual DNA.” Come learn more about her methods for uncovering, recovering, or deepening your own creative gifts. EVE TUREK owns Yellowhouse Gallery and Sea Dragon Gallery, both in Duck. She first read “The Artist’s Way” in 2003 and it changed her life. The class is limited to 12 students. Monday, Feb 3.
CLASS FILLED - CLASS 1145 – CLOSE-UP PHOTOGRAPHY PLAYGROUND! WITH YOUR SMARTPHONE!
Let your imagination run free! Have fun with easy, close-up photography in this hands-on class! You don’t need a fancy camera-in fact, you don’t even need a camera! We’re going to work only with smartphones. Download the free Snapseed app to your smartphone, charge it up fully, and bring it to class. Add a little kindergarten creativity. It’s all you’ll need. OBX professional photographers DAN BEAUVAIS and EVE TUREK will share ideas for this fun, take-anywhere style of photography. After a brief introduction, you’ll play with all sorts of found objects like buttons, feathers, Slinkies, tiny shells, pipe cleaners, watch parts, colored pencils, leaves and even a cheese grater! You’ll make images with your phone, and embellish them with Snapseed. It’s child play, for grown-ups! Come have a fun evening in the Close-up Photography Playground with Dan and Eve! The class is limited to 8 students. Monday, Feb 10.
CLASS 1146 – ART JOURNALING
Art Journaling is a fun way to learn new art techniques while being able to vent, self-motivate and inspire in the safety of your personal sketchbook. Just bring a sketchbook to get started, all other materials will be provided. JUDITH BAILEY was a graphic artist for 45 years until retirement. She now teaches art classes at the Baum Senior Center. The class is limited to 6 students. Friday, Feb 7.
CLASS FILLED - CLASS 1147- INTRODUCTION TO THE IMPRESSIONISTS STYLE
Artist BRAD PRICE returns to After Dark. Following training and experience in the culinary arts – he was Executive Chef at Elizabeth’s restaurant for 17 years – he discovered by serendipity that he also found joy in and had a talent for painting. At this stage of his life, his energy is directed toward his art and teaching others to enhance their own skills. Come nd out what you can learn from him and have a great time in the process! The subject for painting will be chosen by the instructor. Materials will be supplied, but you may bring your own brushes. Class is limited to 12 students with an additional fee of $5 for supplies. Wednesday Feb 5.
CLASS FILLED - CLASS 1148- FLUID ART PAINTING
The latest trend in DIY fun, acrylic pour paint! You don’t need to be a Rembrandt or Botticelli to excel in this class. It promises to be a lot of fun for all levels of experience and talent. Each student will receive (4) 8”x10” canvases. We will try at least four techniques. Wear old clothes and/or bring a smock as well as something to transport your wet art home. Artist recommends shirt boxes from dollar store. Instructor FRANCIE HAYMAN will provide everything you need. Class size is limited to 22 students with an additional fee of $10. Thursday, Feb 27.
CLASS FILLED - CLASS 1149 – PAINTING
JIM BICKFORD is a man of many talents who has taught portrait painting and cooking classes in prior After Dark programs. This real estate developer from Norfolk is offering an evening of adventure in painting. He is currently teaching painting classes to the homeless in Norfolk. He will bring examples of their work. This class is offered to beginners as well as more experienced artists. Come paint what inspires you. Class size is limited to 10 students. Monday, Feb 24.
CLASS 1150 – KEEPING CURRENT 1- ADULTS ONLY
This is an interactive program for adults, designed to empower and equip participants with the tools necessary to prevent teen substance abuse. Participants begin by touring a “typical teenage bedroom” to try and identify various items hidden in plain sight that could indicate substance abuse. After viewing the bedroom, a presentation allows adults to see all the items in the bedroom that could be a problem. Challenges today are not like those experienced by previous generations, including the use by teens of vaping devices. Dare Co. Public Health Education Specialist CHRIS FLETCHER and REBECCA WOODS, LCSW and Supervisor of Dare Co. DHHS Health Ed and Community Outreach will also provide education to help adults effectively communicate with their teen, prevent opportunities for trouble, and learn about resources for teens in Dare County if a substance abuse problem is occurring. Wednesday, Feb 19.
CLASS 1151 – KEEPING CURRENT 2- YOUTH EDUCATION PROGRAM
In this program Health Education Specialist CHRIS FLETCHER and REBECCA WOODS, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker will provide education to youth on the health concerns e-cigarette use presents. They will discuss refusal skills, positive decision making and will share tips for staying healthy and avoiding harmful substances. Various interactive teaching methods will be used. Thursday, Feb 20.
CLASS 1152 – WHAT IS ALZHEIMER’S – STAGES and SUPPORTS.
People often ask what is the difference between Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia. Presenters GAIL SONESSO, ANGELO SONESSO, CATHY PFENDLER and JAN COLLINS will explain and illustrate with examples. Gail, the founder of GEM Day services, Angelo, provider of therapeutic music programs, Cathy, an RN with OBX Hospital, and Jan with the Dementia Task Force will discuss the different stages and give information about supports and programs for each stage. Did you know that OBX Hospital is the first “Dementia Friendly Hospital”? Jan will share what makes a hospital dementia friendly. Tuesday, Feb 18.
CLASS 1153 – HOW TO STAY OUT OF THE DOCTOR’S OFFICE
DR. CHRISTINA BOWEN has been described by patients as “the most amazing physician ever” for (among other things) her refreshingly positive and comprehensive approach to health care. Board certied in Family Medicine, Hospice & Palliative Care, and Lifestyle Medicine, she completed a Fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona. This class will open the way for making positive lifestyle modications to empower you to live your most fullling life possible in all aspects – body, mind, and spirit. Class size is limited to 15 students. Tuesday, Feb 18.
CLASS 1154 – CHAIR YOGA
Have you thought Yoga was only for the young, the t, the highly mobile? AUBREY REMIGE will lead you in a gentle introductory yoga class in a chair. Aubrey has been the Fitness Coordinator at the Baum Center for 15 years, has taught yoga for 13 years and has been practicing yoga for 20+ years. Even while remaining seated, you can learn to increase balance, flexibility, and peacefulness. Wear comfortable, loose clothing and see what’s possible for you! Class size is limited to 20. Thursday, Jan 30.
CLASS 1155 – PLANT BASED NUTRITION
A plant-based diet has been proven to reduce the risk of, and even reverse, many chronic diseases including diabetes, heart disease, autoimmune disorders, and cancer. Join MARIELLE SILK, FNP and DENISE DePEDRO who will show you how you can incorporate simple changes into your daily life to dramatically improve your health and well-being. Marielle received her Masters in Nursing from Yale and is a board certied Nurse Practitioner who works at the Outer Banks Hospital Center for Healthy Living with Denise, a Certified Health Coach. Class size is limited to 30. Friday, Feb 7.
CLASS 1156 – ZUMBA GOLD: Class Time 7-8PM
Who says exercise can’t be a fun, dance experience? Zumba Gold is foractive, older adults who are looking for a modied Zumba class that recreates the original moves at a lower intensity. It’s just as much fun, just not as fast. Join Zumba Gold Instructor RENEE THOMPSON for a fun, energizing, health-promoting class. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Wednesday, Feb 19.
CLASS 1157 – USING FOOD TO BATTLE DISEASE
Food can be as effective as some medications to prevent or better managechronic conditions. Join ANGIE and JOHN LAMBERSON in an interactivediscussion on how to use food to battle disease. Angie and John’s passion lies in helping people of all ages to prevent or improve many conditions through healthy eating, exercise and stress management. They are both Registered Dietitians, Certied Diabetes Educators and Integrative Health Coaches. As “NUTRITION PAIR, LLC” they provide nutrition and diabetes consulting services locally and nationwide. Thursday, Feb 13.
CLASS 1158 – FAMILY AND FRIENDS CPR & AED COURSE:
Class Time: 8AM, Saturday, Feb 1 What would YOU do if someone collapsed in front of you? Bystander- performed CPR SAVES LIVES. This program will be led by Southern Shores Fire Department and Dare EMS instructors ANDY MOYNAHAN EMT-ADVANCED and PAUL CAGIANO EMT-PARAMEDIC.This is an experiential course where you will be taught and practice the lifesaving skills of adult Hands-Only CPR, child CPR with breaths, adult and child AED use,infant CPR, and relief of choking in an adult, child or infant. For more information go to cpr.heart.org to search family-and-friends-cpr. Class is limited to 12 students. Saturday, February 1st at 8 a.m.
CLASS 1159 – CORE STRENGTH/PILATES/FUSION
LISA WILLIS has a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology and numerous Instructor Certications including Pilates, Yoga, etc. She will teach a multi-level class integrating elements from core strength, balance training and Pilates. The course is open to all ages and all tness levels. Modifications will be given for all exercises. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a Yoga mat if you have one. Mats will be provided for those who don’t have their own. Wednesday, Feb 19.
CLASS 1160 – FALL IS A FOUR-LETTER WORD
Fall doesn’t have to be a ‘Four-Letter Word’. This is an interactive course designed for seniors or those who care for them. The focus of the course is identifying risk factors that inuence the likelihood of falls. This includes a short interactive assessment of functional activities to give you an idea of your fall risk. Course instructors ANDREW “TREY” BLACK and CLAIRE VAN VALKENBURG have Doctorates in Physical Therapy and many years of experience. They will also discuss strategies to help manage your risk. Thursday, Feb 6.
CLASS 1161 – IMPROVEMENT THROUGH MOVEMENT
Occupational Therapist LISA MINERICH has over 30 years of professional experience and now volunteers to lead exercise classes in our community. This class is designed for people of all levels of mobility and function; Lisa’s teaching can be modied to t individual needs. She enjoys helping everyone, regardless of their starting point, achieve improvements in range of motion, flexibility, energy, posture, and balance. There will be handouts for later use at home. Class size is limited to 20 students. Tuesday, Feb 18.
CLASS 1162 – FALL-FREE HOMES: PREVENTING FALLS at HOME
Fall-Free Home is an interactive course designed for both seniors and those who care for them. Doctors of Physical Therapy CLAIRE VAN VALKENBURG and ANDREW “TREY” BLACK will discuss some of the statistics related to falls in the home and what active strategies can be incorporated to reduce fall risk. They will look at a few case examples to identify potential trouble spots and discuss solutions that range frompurchasing equipment to quick easy xes. The goal is to help you go back and look at your home and see what can be done to make it a Fall-Free Zone! Wednesday, Feb 12.
CLASS FILLED - CLASS 1163 – BOSU FOR BETTER BALANCE AND CORE STRENGTH
The BOSU trainer is a relatively new device comprised of an inatable rubber hemisphere attached to a round, rigid platform. It can be used oneither side (BOth Sides Up) to strengthen core muscles and improve your balance. Join DENISE EDWARDS, Certied Personal Trainer and experienced BOSU Instructor, for an introduction to techniques that will enhance your overall well-being, create skilled movement and maintain self efficacy. Wear comfortable clothes and athletic shoes. Class size is limited to 6 students. Tuesday, Feb 4.
CLASS 1164 – DRIVING SAFELY and STAYING INDEPENDENT
The Outer Banks attracts independent people. But lack of public transportation and other amenities can make it hard to maintain that independence as we age. Statistics show that a disproportionately high number of trafc accidents involve older adults. Family physician DR. ROISIN McKEITHAN will moderate our PANEL of health professionals and first responders (including police and EMS) who will discuss this issue and the various medical problems that can impact our driving abilities. Occupational Therapist LISA MINERICH will help us assess and improve
those all-important physical skills to stay safe on the roads and best maintain our independence. Tuesday, January 28.
CLASS 1170 – MAH JONGG. **TWO AFTERNOONS
While there are differing versions of the history and origin of this classic game, it’s been popular throughout the world for many years. The game was banned by the new Communist government of the People’s Republic of China when it took power in 1949, since they regarded any gambling activities as symbols of capitalist corruption. It has since been revived there. Join dedicated player CHICK RAFFA and her Mah Jongg crew and have fun learning what attracts her and many others to weekly games, year in and year out. Class size is limited to 16. Class is held on two afternoons, class cost is $33.00 and there is an additional fee of $5.00.
Monday, Jan 27 and Friday Jan. 31.
CLASS 1171 – ANIMAL CHIROPRACTIC
This course will provide an introduction to pet owners on animal chiropractic. There will be a lecture followed by a live demonstration. DR. JESSICA STUMPH (First Flight Mobile Veterinary Services) has been a veterinarian on the Outer Banks for more than 11 years. She started her own practice in 2018 and has continued to expand the services and treatment options for her patients. Dr. Stumph became a certied veterinary acupuncturist last year. Continuing to add to her integrative practice, she is completing post-doctoral training in animal chiropractic medicine. Class size is limited to 10. Thursday Jan 30.
CLASS 1172 – RETIREMENT: MAKING YOUR MONEY LAST
If you're retired or soon will be, there are likely many things you feel unsure or uneasy about. You may have Social Security concerns; may want to leave a legacy for your loved ones; might like a brief market update; or perhapswant to know what role insurance plays in your nancial plan. KELLI HARMON is a nancial advisor serving the Outer Banks, who holds life and long-term insurance licenses. She believes that if she understands what is important to you, uses an established process to build strategies for your Outside of work, she is seen volunteering with our community or making “ugly furniture”. She is an Afghanistan veteran and nds it important to dedicate time to serving our community. She is a sharp and savvy financial advisor who has worked with Edward Jones, a Fortune 500 company, and
can give you the knowledge and condence needed to prepare well for your retirement future. Thursday, Jan 30.
CLASS 1173 – HAND AND FOOT CARD GAME
Hand and Foot is a Canasta-type card game played by four people, two sets of partners. Players are dealt two stacks of cards (the “Hand” and the “Foot”). The “Hand” must be played before the “Foot” is used. The object is to get the most points by making canastas and using all the cards in one’s hand and foot. Play continues up to a score of 10,000 points, with the meld increasing with each round. Hand and Foot can be enjoyed by everyone from teen through adult, forming the basis for a great evening with friends. SALLY and JACK MYERS have been playing this game for years and teaching others to share the fun. Give it a try! Wednesday, Jan 29.
CLASS 1174 – OUTSMART THE SCAMMERS
Incidents of fraud are on the rise, and scammers' tactics are becoming more complex. That is why it is important to educate yourself about fraud. And while no one is immune, there are steps you can take to Outsmart the Scammers. Join us for this presentation and learn important strategies to help protect you and the ones you love. We’ll show you how to spot certain red flags that may indicate a fraudulent encounter, resources you can turn to in the event you or a loved one is targeted, as well as steps you can now take to help protect yourself and your loved ones. KELLI HARMON is a financial advisor now serving the Outer Banks. Her insights could make a huge difference in keeping your nances secure. Tuesday, Jan 28.
CLASS 1175 - HOW TO BUY OR SELL A CAR: DEMYSTIFING THE EXPERIENCE
For many of us, buying or selling a car is an anxiety provoking experience, arousing fears of being taken advantage of. If you’re contemplating a vehicle purchase or sale, this course will replace your unease with condence! DAVID FEYRER is retired from both the Episcopal priesthood and an
executive position in the retail automobile business. He developed one of
the first true auto malls in the country and brings a wealth of experience on the intricacies of an automobile “deal” from behind the scenes. The class will look at buying, selling and leasing both new and used cars. At last, here’s a car man you can trust! Tuesday, Feb 4.
CLASS 1176 – SOCIALISM AND CHRISTIANITY
What is Socialism? Where did it originate? How and where is it beingpracticed today? DR. IGNACIO GÖTZ has more degrees, professorial experience, knowledge, and published works than most of us will ever dream of. He taught a class on Happiness at Hofstra University for 29 years and authored Conceptions of Happiness in 2010. Join him for a discussion that is guaranteed to be challenging and fascinating. Class begins at 6:00 PM and will run 2 to 2.5 hours. Monday, Feb 3.
CLASS 1177 – AN INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN SIGN
LANGUAGE AND THE DEAF COMMUNITY
Have you always been intrigued by American Sign Language? This fun classwill be led by ELIZABETH ALLEN and MELINDA GALLAGHER. Lizzy has over 40 years of experience working with the Deaf; Melinda, who is Deaf and grew up in a Deaf family, has taught Deaf children as well as ASL to hearing students. Together, they will provide insight into Deaf culture and the language of the Deaf community. Leave your voice behind and learn to express yourself with hands and facial expressions. You'll learn about ngerspelling, how to introduce yourself to a Deaf person, and some grammatical features of ASL. You’ll nd it’s a beautiful language that may draw you toward continued study. This class is limited to 20 students.
Minimum class size 5. Monday, Feb 10.
CLASS 1178 – BABY SIGNS
Join this class to learn signs from American Sign Language that will enhance communication between you and your child, grandchild or child in your care who is not yet old enough to talk. Young children can begin to sign before they speak giving a window into their minds, reducing frustration levels and even facilitating spoken language. Instructor ELIZABETH ALLEN has worked in the eld of Deaf Education and Sign Language Interpreting since 1975. Passionate about all aspects of this work, she nds her greatest joy through interactions with deaf, hard of hearing and hearing children including her own hearing grandchildren. This unique learning opportunity to enrich your relationship with the children in your life! This class is limited to 15 students. Minimum class size 5. Tuesday, Feb 11.
CLASS 1179 – LINE DANCING FOR EVERYONE
Have you ever wanted to join in at a wedding or on a cruise ship when everyone's on the oor having fun doing a line dance? Here's your chance to get the hang of it. LAURIE ANDRIOT fell in love with line dancing just a few years ago and is an enthusiastic teacher for all levels at the Baum Center. Her emphasis will be on just relaxing and having fun, geared to people with little to no dance experience. Participants will learn basic stepsand soon be able to jump right into the action when “everyone else is doing it.” You can’t help but love it! Minimum class size 8. Monday, Jan 27.
CLASS 1180 – GOVERNMENT TRANSPARENCY:
EXERCISING YOUR RIGHTS AS A CITIZEN
Learn about your rights to examine and receive state, local and federal documents, access governmental meetings and procedures and how to exercise your rights as citizens to government transparency. BRUCE RAY WALKER is a retired general counselor for West Virginia higher education administration, former Deputy Attorney General in West Virginia, and instructor in FOIA and open meeting requirements. Monday, Feb 17.
CLASS 1181 – SHAG DANCING
“There is no dance more associated with the South than shagging and there is no place more accommodating to shagging than the South. Learning to shag is learning to be a Southerner. It’s learning to hear the ocean in your head and the music in your step. It’s learning to bend your knees, relax your shoulders, and shuffle, slide and spin while The Embers sing about wise men and falling in love.” All that and good exercise too! Whether you are a beginner or an expert, come join local retired educators SANDY and JEFF ALBARTY, who will share their joy of the dance and teach you shagging, Southern style. Wear leather bottom shoes or socks, no tennis-type shoes. Wednesday, Jan 29.
CLASS 1182 – MEDICARE AND YOUR OPTIONS
Medicare can be confusing. Learn about basics of Medicare coverage, supplemental insurance and how to enroll. DAVID BRUCE has been in the insurance business close to 40 years starting out in the Annapolis area. He went to work for Humana in Washington, DC when Medicare Advantage plans were first introduced to the marketplace. Minimum class size 5. Wednesday, Jan 29.
CLASS 1183 – ARES I-X ROCKET
What does it take to build and launch a rocket into space? The Ares I-X was a test rocket as part of the NASA Constellation to replace the NASA Space Shuttle. KEVIN (VIP) VIPAVETZ, a retired NASA Senior Systems and Aerospace Engineer will take you on a journey about what it took to build and launch the $450 million, 327 foot tall Ares I-X rocket. Vip has 33 years engineering experience with a background in physics, computer science, communications and electronics technology. He was the Requirements, Interface and Verication Manager who helped lead over a thousand people from ve NASA centers and several major Aerospace corporations to test and build the rocket. Vip will provide a video of the end-to-end development scenes” that you will not find anywhere in the news. Minimum class size 8. Thursday, Feb 13.
CLASS 1184-THOUGHTS ON THE EXISTENCE OF AFTERLIFE
Have you ever wondered about the afterlife? Is it really for real? What do we know beyond what the Bible tells us? KEVIN (VIP) VIPAVETZ, after completing the Education for Ministry (EFM) four-year program he became interested in Christian Science. He has conducted over 200 Bible and science studies and lectures through the Adult Formation program at St. Martins Episcopal Church in Williamsburg, Virginia. Vip shares his science background, thoughts and perspectives on the possibility of the afterlife. Believe. Minimum class size 10. Thursday, Feb 6.
CLASS 1185 – HOME MAINTENANCE ON THE OUTER BANKS
Wouldn’t it be nice to enjoy life in an Outer Banks home that never required any care? This class can’t make that fantasy come true, but it will provide you with lots of great information to protect your investment. These two fellows can teach you how to carry out routine maintenance tasks – some of which you didn’t even know needed doing – plus identify potential problem areas to watch out for. DAVID FEYRER, a retired Episcopal priest, has renovated most of his home, doing much of the work himself and acting as general contractor for the rest. BOB RICHE, a retired Naval Ofcer and business executive, has the distinction of having made nearly every mistake possible in home maintenance; he can help you avoid doing the same! Topics will include vacation preparation; care of oors; heating and cooling; kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry rooms; interior and exterior walls; roofing; and mold remediation, all in an interactive class with time for questions.
Monday, Feb 10.