CLASS FILLED CLASS 1000 – NOW THAT'S GOOD GRAVY!
RICHARD BRUCE may be co-owner of Pigman's Bar-B-Que, but he also loves Italian food! Preparing it is a form of making love. Richard credits his grandmother with teaching him this magical art, as well as the cooking tip that “less is more.” From his family to yours, he'll show you how to prepare a simple and delicious Neapolitan style pasta sauce that has come to him via the Campania region of Italy. Join him for a fresh pasta dinner with meatballs and homemade sauce, or “gravy,” as the Italians would say. Class size is limited to 20 with an additional fee of $10. Thursday, Feb 7.
CLASS FILLED CLASS 1001 – TASTEFULLY FIT
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. Class size is limited to 20 with an additional fee of $10. Friday, March 1.
CLASS 1002 – CREAMY CHOCOLATE PECAN CARAMEL TURTLES
Yummy! For over twenty years, GEOF FOUNTAIN has been fine-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 get to take some home with you. If you love to make homemade candy or just have a sweet tooth, this class is a must! Class size is limited to 20. Friday, Feb 22.
CLASS FILLED CLASS 1003 – SALT BOX CAFE
Salt Box Cafe owners RANDOLPH and AMANDA SPRINKLE have over thirty-five years of experience on the restaurant scene. They opened their popular dining spot on Colington Road almost five 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 a marvelous evening of fresh and innovative dishes. Class size is limited to 20 with an additional fee of $10. Tuesday, Feb 5.
CLASS 1004 – HOME BREWING
Over 1.2 million people in the US brew their own beer at home. This introductory course covers the steps needed to make your first home brewed beer. TOM WELCH has been an avid home brewer for over 25 years, winning medals in both regional and national competitions. In 2013 he helped establish the OBX Homebrewers Club. With the assistance of some of his fellow Club members, Tom will demonstrate how a beginner's homebrew kit is used and discuss how beer-making ingredients work together. Class size is limited to 15 with an additional fee of $5. Wednesday, Feb 13.
CLASS FILLED CLASS 1005 – ARTISIAN BREAD MAKING
Who doesn't love homemade bread? A retired clergyman who loves cooking, AL DOUGLASS has been making bread since Ronald Reagan was governor of California. ANNE WICKSTROM formerly taught cooking classes for Williams-Sonoma in NYC and shares the same passion. They'll give you hands-on instruction in making Artisan Bread using preferments (a fermentation starter) and levain (a sour dough starter). Once it’s baked, you’ll discover that crazy paradise in “a loaf of bread, a jug of wine, and thou.” Participants will be offered a starter of levain to take home. Class size is limited to 20. Thursday, Feb 14.
CLASS FILLED CLASS 1006 – A TASTE OF ASIA
Get your chopsticks ready; you're in for a treat! CAROLE and GARY KIMMEL developed their love of Asian cooking more than 40 years ago and their interest grew as they traveled to various Asian countries. Their After Dark classes are always quick sellouts and they've also taught classes at Stonewall Kitchen's Cooking School in Maine. This class will feature several dishes including a starter, entrees, and dessert. Since some dishes may include allergens such as peanuts or garlic, each participant will need to determine if consuming them would be problematic. Open to any skill level, the class size is limited to 15 participants with an additional fee of $15. Friday, Feb 15.
CLASS FILLED CLASS 1007 – EASY ASIAN, HANDS ON
A chance to cook right alongside the chefs! CAROLE and GARY KIMMEL will share their passion for Asian cooking as class participants assist in preparing dishes that can be easily incorporated into their own home cooking experience. Since some dishes may include allergens such as peanuts or garlic, potential students will need to determine if consuming them would be problematic. Attendees are encouraged to bring a cutting board and a good knife to use in class. Class size is limited to 10, with an additional fee of $15. Friday, Feb 8.
CLASS FILLED CLASS 1008 – ONCE IN A BLUE MOON THAI LETTUCE WRAPS
Join NATE ROBINSON, Executive Chef and Kitchen Manager of the popular Blue Moon Beach Grill in Nags Head, as he demonstrates the preparation of delicious Thai lettuce wraps. A native of Hatteras Island, he’s been cooking since the age of 12 and has a Culinary Arts degree from Johnson and Wales University. Add something deliciously different to your home repertoire! Class size is limited to 20 with an additional fee of $10. Monday, Jan 28.
CLASS 1009 – NEW ENGLAND CLAM CHOWDER
Sous Chef JAMIE PAULS has spent more than 20 years honing his skills and penchant for classic American and Southern dishes. After spending time in such varied roles as catering chef, carpenter, and snowboard instructor, for the last three years he’s been Sous Chef at Blue Water Grill and Raw Bar in Manteo. In this class, he’ll share how to cook up his New England Clam Chowder, which has become a big customer favorite at the restaurant. Class size is limited to 20 with an additional fee of $10. Wednesday, Jan 30.
CLASS FILLED CLASS 1010 – APPRECIATING CHAMPAGNE AND SPARKLING WINE
SIMON KAUFMANN is Beverage Manager at The Blue Point and a Level 3 Sommelier – no small achievement! In this course, he will focus on various sparkling wines – how they are produced, as well as regional differences found around the world. You’ll want to have a full dinner before this course, so you’re ready for some special tasting. Bet your nose is already tingling in anticipation of the bubbly! Class size is limited to 18, with an additional fee of $10. Wednesday, Feb 6.
CLASS FILLED CLASS 1011 – 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. Class size is limited to 20 with an additional fee of $10. Tuesday, Feb 12.
CLASS 1012 – CHOCOLATE OYSTERS
Oh, my goodness, what a fascinating dessert! You'll experience a leap into chocolate loveliness with individual servings and perfect presentation. Gifted cook and baker ETTA LANUTI, who studied at the Peter Kumpf Cooking School in NYC, will show you how to be the envy of dessert cooks everywhere when you offer up these yummies as a treat. There just might be some finger licking in this class! Class size is limited to 20. Thursday, Feb 28.
CLASS FILLED CLASS 1013 – CEVICHE
Come learn the process behind the centuries old technique of preparing ceviche, a dish marinating fresh fish in lime juice. Chef MATT PAYNE of Bad Bean Baja Grill will share his own fresh, healthy and delicious spin on it. With over 20 years of experience, he is a Culinary Institute of America graduate and has been Executive Chef at Bad Bean since 2010. Matt's kudos include First Place finishes at Taste of the Beach, the March of Dimes Chefs Auction, and the Outer Banks Shrimp Cookoff. Class size is limited to 20. Wednesday, Feb 20.
CLASS 1014 – EASTER BREAD
A lovely Italian tradition formed in the shape of a wreath, this sweet citrus delight has colored eggs baked into its doughy folds. Here's another opportunity to take advantage of the baking expertise of our own ETTA LANUTI, whose gifted abilities in the kitchen have reached far beyond our Outer Banks shores. Class size is limited to 20. Wednesday, Feb 27.
CLASS FILLED CLASS 1015 – PASTALICIOUS
The title alone should make your mouth water! You'll love Chef JOEY RUSSO's demonstration of the origination and making of pasta. As owner and executive chef of Russo's Bistro in Kitty Hawk, Joey has been cooking all his life and says he's still learning. He loves using recipes and techniques from his grandmother's kitchen and will treat you to a pasta dish with marinara and meatballs. Class size is limited to 20 with an additional fee of $5. Monday, Feb 18.
CLASS 1016 – THE “CURE”
No silly, not a cure for illness, but a “cure” that brings
culinary happiness! How about taking a vicarious trip to Scandinavia? You’ll learn to make gravlox, a dish from that region featuring salmon, liberally covered with a mixture of salt and sugar, then left to cure for several days. Chef JOEY RUSSO will demonstrate how to make this delectable dish using Scottish salmon. Class size is limited to 20 with an additional $5 fee. Tuesday, Feb 26.
CLASS FILLED CLASS 1017 – SOUPS AND STOCKS
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 soups and stocks, something to remember and savor during the chilly winter nights. Be ready for some serious comfort foods! Class size limited to 20. Thursday, Jan 31.
CLASS FILLED CLASS 1018 – GREEK MEZE
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 the lively and delicious concept of Greek Meze (finger foods). Mediterranean cultures are saturated with traditions of small plates and complementary drinks, with spirited interactions likely to ensue. With a lifetime of experience loving people through food, Kiki will teach you to be a superb hostess and what to cook for the Meze table. Imagine spanakopita, stuffed grape leaves, and meatballs alongside dips of eggplant, chickpea and roe being demonstrated and devoured – Opa! Let the festivities begin. Class size is limited to 20, with an additional fee of $5. Monday, Feb 11.
CLASS FILLED CLASS 1019 – 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 finger foods, pairing various items with tasty beverages. Class size is limited to 20 with an additional fee of $10. Monday, Feb 4.
CLASS FILLED CLASS 1020 – KILL DEVIL GRILL
Since 2002, BILL TUCKER has been providing outstanding lunches and dinners as the owner/operator of the extremely popular Kill Devil Grill. After demonstrating his version of Gumbo his first year at After Dark and his Sous Vide cooking technique last year, he’s sure to offer yet another delightful culinary surprise. Anyone who’s had the pleasure of dining at his restaurant knows his choice will be tastefully prepared and richly flavorful. Don't miss it! Class size is limited to 20 with an additional fee of $10. Tuesday, Feb 19.
CLASS 1025 – WINE 101
Chef and Level II Sommelier DAN LEWIS of Coastal Provisions provides a wealth of information on wine. You’ll learn differences between grape varieties, regions, and values that make the world of wine an endless adventure. There will be information on how wine is made, regional characteristics, and food pairings. Best of all, you will taste while you discover! Plan on having dinner before class – it’s a “big agenda!” Class size is limited to 24 students with an additional fee of $10 for supplies. Tuesday, Feb 5.
CLASS 1026 – TASTING WINE – BLIND!
KENNY HYMAN, owner and wine buyer for TRiO in Kitty Hawk and The Village Tavern in Duck, has planned a fun evening exploring wines from around the world – six of them, in fact, which class participants will taste “blind,” then learn how to figure out what they are. A cheese platter will also be served. Come engage your senses and your mind! Class size is restricted to 20 students and there is an additional fee of $16 to cover all that’s provided. Monday, Jan 28.
CLASS 1027 – WHY DOES MY BEER TASTE LIKE THAT?
Not all beer tastes the same. In fact, some doesn’t even taste like, well, “beer” as many know it. Why is that? What are the factors that contribute (or don’t) to a beer’s flavor? Join JOHN MINNICH, proprietor and beermonger for TriO and The Village Tavern, for a lively, interactive session of tasting and discussion of what makes your beer taste the way it does. Class size is limited to 20 students and has an additional fee of $10. Wednesday, Feb 6.
CLASS FILLED CLASS 1028 – EASY ENTERTAINING WITH CHEESE
A cheese board is always a simple yet delicious choice for entertaining. JENNIFER MINNICH, partner and cheese expert at TRiO and Village Tavern, will present foolproof ways to up your cheese game. You’ll discover unique accompaniments and easy dishes with cheese as the main ingredient. There will be lots to savor and recipes to take home! Wine will complement the tasting. Class size is limited to 16, with an additional fee of $10. Wednesday, Feb 13.
CLASS FILLED CLASS 1030 – KOKEDAMA MOSS BALLS
Kokedama moss ball planters are unique in that plants grow in soil held together by moss and string! They’re easy to care for and perfect for small spaces and low light. Dare County Master Gardeners KEITH LILLY and CHRIS STADTHER will provide materials and instruction for you to create your own moss ball. Be sure to wear gardening clothes and bring work gloves! Class size is limited to 12 students and there is an additional fee of $10. Wednesday, Feb 6.
CLASS 1031 – INTRODUCTION TO BONSAI
SANDY SANDERS, owner of Sanders Farms in Jarvisburg and President of the Albemarle Bonsai Society, will present a demonstration of the bonsai process from start to finish. Participants will then be able to ask any questions they have, not only about bonsai, but about other types of container-grown plants as well. Wednesday, Feb 27.
CLASS 1032 – OBXERISCAPING
Xeriscaping may bring to mind a desert-like landscape filled with succulents and low water use plants. But the term can also mean reducing lawn areas, mulching plants to conserve water, and changing the way we water our plants. Dare County Master Gardeners KEITH LILLY and CHRIS STADTHER will provide advice on changing the way you garden, right here in our own coastal environment. Friday, Feb 22.
CLASS FILLED CLASS 1033 – SURF FISHING AND KNOT TYING 101
STU BALDWIN has been a recreational angler for most of his life, with over 48 years of active surf fishing and 35 in team competitions. 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, Jan 30.
CLASS 1034 – ADVANCED SURF FISHING 202
As a lifelong surf fisher 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 bait, but also techniques for targeting Red Drum, Speckled Trout, Flounder, and Bluefish. Class size is limited to 18. Wednesday, Feb 13.
CLASS 1035 – CLIMATE CHANGE AND YOUR PLANTS
Do you find the climate change debate confusing and unsettling? How might it impact the Outer Banks – or even more personally, your ability to grow the perfect tomato? RHANA PARIS, Outreach Coordinator at the NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island and Dare County Master Gardener, is always lively, positive, and interesting! In this class, she will lead a down-to-earth discussion and share what she has learned about how to prepare your plants for potential change. Tuesday, Jan 29.
CLASS 1036 – WHAT’S THAT GROWING IN MY YARD?
Do you ever go for a walk and noticed a plant you’ve never seen before? Perhaps you wondered how it got there and what it is – not to mention how you could find out. Here’s an answer to your wandering wonderings! Come learn about unusual specimens in our area, bringing with you any mysterious plant finds or pictures taken of same. Can you stump the expert? MARY JANE SLESINSKI has degrees in Biology and Education, as well as a lifelong fascination with nature, especially unusual plants and animals living on the Outer Banks.
Tuesday, Feb 26.
CLASS FILLED CLASS 1040 – 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 certified 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 modifications to empower you to live your most fulfilling life possible in all aspects – body, mind, and spirit. Class size is limited to 15 students. Wednesday, Feb 20.
CLASS 1041 – GENTLE MAT YOGA
FRED PIFER has taught Yoga classes in the mountains of North Carolina and Virginia before choosing to retire at the beach. He still maintains his own daily practice, while joyfully jumping at the occasional chance to teach. Now it’s your chance to jump at an opportunity! This class will guide you through flowing movement designed to increase balance, flexibility, and peacefulness. Dress comfortably, be prepared to remove shoes, and bring a mat if you have one (please note on registration form if you need one to be provided). Class size is limited to 20. Tuesday, Jan 29.
CLASS 1042 – CHAIR YOGA
Have you thought Yoga was only for the young, the fit, the highly mobile? FRED PIFER, an experienced instructor, makes the benefits of this practice accessible to virtually everyone. Even while remaining seated, you can learn to increase balance, flexibility, and peacefulness. Don your most comfortable clothes and see what’s possible for you! Class size is limited to 20. Thursday, Jan 31.
CLASS 1043 – 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 modified to fit 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. Tuesday, Feb 19.
CLASS 1044 – PLANT BASED NUTRITION
MARIELLE SILK, FNP, working together with DENISE DePEDRO, Health Coach, reprises her popular and eye-opening offering on how you can incorporate simple changes into your daily life to dramatically improve your health and well-being. If you missed it last year, take advantage of this new opportunity! Research has shown that a whole food, plant-based diet can significantly reduce the risk of, and even reverse, many chronic diseases including diabetes, heart disease, autoimmune disorders, and cancer. There will be multiple healthy dishes to sample and great recipes to bring home. Class size is limited to 25. Friday, Feb 1.
CLASS 1045 – BOSU FOR BETTER BALANCE AND CORE STRENGTH
The BOSU trainer is a relatively new device comprised of an inflatable rubber hemisphere attached to a round, rigid platform. It can used on either side (BOth Sides Up) to strengthen core muscles and improve your balance. Join DENISE EDWARDS, Certified Personal Trainer and experienced BOSU Instructor, for an introduction to techniques that will enhance your overall well-being and increase resistance to falls. Wear comfortable clothes and athletic shoes. Class size is limited to 7. Tuesday, Feb 12 (Filled) and Monday, February 11
CLASS 1046 – REFLEXOLOGY FOR COUPLES AND FRIENDS
Reflexology is so much more than just a foot rub! In this very popular class led by MARTY HAMED, Board Certified Reflexologist, you will learn techniques to use on friends and family (and for them to use on you!) to promote greater wellbeing and relaxation. Shoes and socks come off for this course so, before you show up in class, go ahead and indulge in that pedicure you’ve been dreaming of! (That’s just an excuse for a treat, not a prerequisite!) Course size is limited to 16 with an additional fee of $3. Wednesday, Feb 27.
CLASS 1047 – HAPPINESS: WHAT, WHY, HOW, WHEN, WHERE?
“Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” Think about it – what huge part of life have you spent trying to find happiness, or even defining what it would look like? Interesting that “life” and “liberty” are seen as rights that should be guaranteed, but the best we can hope for happiness is the ability to chase after it. 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. Maybe “the secret” is in there somewhere! Monday, Feb 18.
CLASS 1050 – GET STARTED WRITING YOUR NOVEL! * Three successive nights *
Do you dream of someday writing “the great American novel?” Through an interactive process and the comprehensive workbook provided, this class will get you started right here and now. The first night will help you identify the heart of your story and create compelling characters. Next, you’ll learn about elements that bring to life the world in which your story takes place. On the third night, you’ll be ready to outline your novel, plot out its biggest points, and set the direction of your story. There will be plenty of Q&A time. Instructor MERCEDES TABANO enjoys being a writing coach and is the published author of several novels and nonfiction books. Between her guidance and the take-home workbook, you’ll be well equipped to join the Writers Club! There is an additional fee of $10 for the workbook. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, Feb 19, 20, 21.
CLASS 1051 – STORYTELLING 101
Emmy award winning writer and college English instructor SHONE KIRKPATRICK (now retired to the golf course) offers a presentation on how stories are told and how they work. What is the story about? How does time and place influence its outcome? How does point of view affect plot? What you learn will open your eyes to appreciate novels and films as both entertainment and art. And part of the story of this class is that it’s a lot of fun! Wednesday, Feb 6.
CLASS 1052 – IMAGINATION AT PLAY: THE MAGIC OF STORYTELLING WITH PUPPETS
Whether your memory stretches back to Punch and Judy, Howdy Doody, or “only” to the Muppets, puppets most likely played a significant role in your childhood, both entertaining and educating. This class, aimed at 4th graders through adults, will look at storytelling with puppets and even construction techniques. You can’t help but have fun with the creative Lance Culpepper, Associate Producer of The Lost Colony, as instructor. Just in the past year, he worked on puppetry projects for The Hunting of the Snark and Little Shop of Horrors. Friday, Feb 8.
CLASS FILLED CLASS 1053 – FLUID ART PAINTING
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. Using acrylic pour paint and one of the latest art trends, you’ll create an abstract masterpiece on a 10”x10” canvas. Wear old clothes and/or bring a smock; otherwise, instructor FRANCIE HAYMAN will provide everything you need. Class size is limited to 20 students and there is an additional fee of $15 to cover supplies. Monday, Feb 25.
CLASS FILLED CLASS 1054 – DARE TO PLAY WITH COLOR * Two successive nights *
If anyone knows how to have fun with color, it’s artist CAROLINA COTO! Her joyful, sometimes whimsical art creates a bright spot wherever it’s found. She earned a BFA in her native Costa Rica and has made her living creating art since moving to the Outer Banks in 2011. She will lead a fun and stress-free class to explore color relationships and palettes. You’ll be pleasantly surprised by what you can achieve, regardless of skill level or prior experience. Basic materials will be provided and students will receive a list of simple supplies to bring to class if they have them. Class size is limited to 6 students. Thursday, Feb 28 and Friday, March 1.
CLASS 1055 – CLOSE-UP PHOTOGRAPHY
Professional photographers EVE TUREK and DAN BEAUVAIS will help you set your imagination and creativity free in a “Photography Playground”! You don’t even need a camera; just download the free SNAPSEED app to your phone and bring it to class. After a brief introduction to basic concepts, there will be all manner of small, interesting items to practice taking pictures of, close up. Macro lenses and filters will be available to experiment with for those interested in more technical aspects of the art, but no experience or skill is required to enjoy this class! Class size is limited to 8 students. Tuesday, Feb 26 Filled and Thursday, February 28
CLASS FILLED CLASS 1056 – CANVAS PAINTING FOR EVERYONE * Two successive nights *
BETH HILL is a gifted painter who dedicated her career to teaching Art in the North Carolina Public School system. Now retired, she remains busy in her studio and has works displayed in galleries and institutions in North Carolina and beyond. She especially enjoys subjects from nature and wants her paintings to inspire viewers to slow down to savor moments of pleasure and serenity. She offers an evening of fun and relaxed painting of simple objects, using acrylics on canvas. Absolutely no drawing skills are required, so come surprise yourself with what you can produce! Class size is limited to 15 and there is an additional fee of $7 to cover supplies. Monday and Tuesday, Jan 28-29.
CLASS FILLED CLASS 1057 – PAINTING SAND DUNES
Artist BRAD PRICE returns to After Dark after a well-received debut last year. 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 find out what you can learn from him and have a great time in the process! Class size is limited to 10 students and there is an additional fee of $5 for supplies. Monday, Feb 18.
CLASS 1060 – INTRODUCTION TO iPHONE and iPAD
How do you feel about your iPhone – love it, curse it, or fear it? And how does that iPad make you feel – smugly smart or irritatingly ignorant? Do you still feel very green and insecure trying to use and make sense of these modern toys? Technology guru TOM ODOM to the rescue! He’ll give your comfort level a big boost, reviewing what these devices are capable of and how to make them do it, as well as basic commands and navigation. All your questions will be answered – in fact, you can email them in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org and the answers will be ready before you even step into the room. Class size is limited to 12 students. Tuesday, Feb 12.
CLASS 1061 – INTERMEDIATE iPHONE and iPAD
This class picks up where 1060 leaves off, though that is not a prerequisite. If you already understand the basics of using your iPhone or iPad, but feel sure there is more to learn and more you could do, then this intermediate class is for you. TOM ODOM, with his advanced degree in Technology and years of experience working at IBM, will take you to the next level, with such things as the use of Safari, Apps, and other more complex features of your device. Any questions you have can be emailed in advance to email@example.com to be addressed during the class session. Class size is limited to 12. Thursday, Feb 21.
CLASS FILLED ClASS 1062 – TAKING CHARGE OF YOUR COMPUTER * CLASS STARTS 6:30 PM *
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 confidence, and wonder where to turn for help. Enter brothers DAVID and BRIAN 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. Class size is limited to 10 students and starts early, at 6:30 PM. Friday, Mar 1.
CLASS 1065 – MY JAZZY VALENTINE: LOVE AND JAZZ
ROBERT JACOBS has been a professional musician for many years, playing both piano and accordion. His repertoire includes all genres, but jazz is his hands-down favorite. In this class you will be treated to his playing, both live and recorded, featuring jazzy songs of love and romance – its delights and other aspects! Class size is limited to 20. Monday, Feb 4.
CLASS FILLED CLASS 1066 – INTRODUCTION TO UKULELE
ASHLEY DICKERSON is a self-taught musician and believes that if everyone played ukulele, the world would be a happier place! Let her share the joy with you. Bring your own ukulele to class and, by the time you go home, you’ll have learned basics such as tuning, strumming, and beginner chords. Don’t worry, be happy! Class size is limited to 10 students. Monday, Jan 28.
CLASS 1067 – MANUALS, MUSIC, AND MARTINIS
Grab this golden opportunity to be inspired by sounds and spirits mixing together to please mind and body. Organ pipes and pedals are necessary supporting actors, but manuals are essential – and a martini makes it sublime! STEVE BLACKSTOCK, beloved Organist and Choirmaster at All Saints Church and award-winning Principal of Manteo Elementary School, will provide a manual romp on the Quimby Opus 74 pipe organ, while master mixologist JOHN TUCKER, President of the Bryan Cultural Series and known far and wide for this and other roles, will share his secrets of the perfect martini. Now that’s a double whammy of delights! Friday, Feb 1.
CLASS 1068 – ROMANTIC CLASSICAL MUSIC
What is “romantic” music? To some, it’s Elvis singing “Love Me Tender” or the Beatles with “I Want to Hold Your Hand”; to others, it would be almost any music from the 19th century. DWIGHT DAVIS, Program Director and morning host on WHRO-FM for 30 years, will lead an exploration of just what “romantic” means in the world of classical music. Tuesday, Feb 12.
CLASS 1070 – 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 wanti
ng to keep it for yourself! No need to be “artistic” – come surprise yourself with what you can create. Class size is limited to 10 students. Friday, Feb 15.
CLASS 1071 – LEARN TO KNIT (OR REMEMBER HOW!)
After 30 years of teaching, PEGGY CLIFFORD has joyfully retired to the Outer Banks. During her time in the classroom, she taught many students to knit; their pieces were put together and donated to Project Linus. She also sells custom knitted children’s clothes on her Etsy site. Instruction in this class is designed for the beginner but can also serve as a refresher course. You’ll get your start by making a colorful dishcloth – both beautiful and practical! There is an additional fee of $8 to cover materials. Wednesday, Jan 30.
CLASS 1072 – THE ART OF BASKET WEAVING * Two Nights *
Basket weaving is a craft dating back thousands of years, yet it’s uncommon to find artists in this field today. KIM PRINCE and CAROL SWAN are notable exceptions! Through their business, Tasket-A-Basket, they weave varied and colorful creations that are works of art as well as practical for daily use. Join them for a two-night class to learn basic basket weaving techniques and create your own 9”x8” napkin basket, personalized with special finishing touches. Class size is limited to 20 and there is an additional fee of $15 to cover materials. Friday, Feb 22 and Monday, Feb 25.
CLASS 1073 – WINE GLASS PAINTING
There’s something special about hand painted wine glasses! 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 first 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 and there’s an additional fee of $2. Tuesday, Jan 29
CLASS 1074 – EASY FABRIC COASTERS
CAROL POWELL is an amateur quilter and has made countless coasters over the years. It’s not only a great way to use the inevitable fabric scraps, but they also make great gifts! It’s fun and easy, with endless color possibilities, and Carol will provide everything you need to learn how to create your own. Class size is limited to 10 students and there is an additional fee of $5 for supplies. Thursday, Feb 7.
CLASS FILLED CLASS 1075 –QUILTING FOR BEGINNERS * Two consecutive nights, 6:30 start time *
Yes, you can – create your own quilted masterpiece! SANDY FEYRER, DEB HUNTON, and ETTA LANUTI team up to teach you accurate cutting, piecing, sewing, and finishing. You’ll see examples of many different projects you can make using simple techniques. They will supply cutting mats, tools, and batting, plus will have three sewing machines available for use. YOU should bring (1) a yard each of three complementary fabrics – one in a light tone, one medium, and one dark – and (2) a spool of thread. You’re also welcome to bring your own sewing machine, if desired (as long as you already know how to use it!). Class size is limited to 8 people and will begin early, at 6:30 PM. Monday and Tuesday, Feb 4-5.
CLASS 1076 – LET FLOWERS SPEAK FOR YOU!
Find your talent for floral creation! Don’t think you have any? Chances are good that LILIAS MORRISON can teach you. She’s a long-time floral explorer and creator, and a talented member of the Flower Guild at All Saints Church. She’ll bring lots of colorful choices for you to work with as she demonstrates the basics of flowers, foliage, and form. You’ll learn to make original floral creations for any occasion, to gift to others or enjoy yourself – starting with the one you bring home from class. Class size is limited to 12 with an additional fee of $7. Friday, Feb 15
CLASS 1080 – AN INTRODUCTION to the DEAF COMMUNITY and SIGN LANGUAGE
Have you always been intrigued by American Sign Language? This fun class will be led by ELIZABETH ALLEN and MELINDA GALLAGHER. Lizzy has over 40 years of experience working with the Deaf; Melinda, who is herself 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 fingerspelling, how to introduce yourself to a Deaf person, and some grammatical features of ASL. You’ll find it’s a beautiful language that may draw you toward continued study. Monday, Feb 4.
CLASS 1081 – TRADITIONAL CHINESE VETERINARY MEDICINE
DR. JESSICA STUMPH has been practicing veterinary medicine for over a decade on the OBX. In 2018 she started her own practice, First Flight Mobile Veterinary Services. She is dedicated to providing an integrative medical approach to our local pets and became interested in traditional Chinese veterinary medicine after seeing shortfalls in the use of Western medicine alone. Combining the two traditions provides a more holistic approach to managing conditions ranging from arthritis to endocrine disorders. A real dog has volunteered to take part in an acupuncture demonstration during the class. Wednesday, Jan 30.
CLASS 1082 – 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, Feb 6.
CLASS 1083 – LINE DANCING FOR EVERYONE
Have you ever wanted to join in at a wedding or on a cruise ship when everyone's on the floor 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 steps and soon be able to jump right into the action when “everyone else is doing it.” You can’t help but love it! Thursday, Jan 31.
CLASS 1084 – THE PATH TO FINANCIAL FREEDOM
AirBNB Ambassador GIA PALACOROLLA is grateful for every guest and every potential new host. She's excited to tell you about hosting your own property – whether it's a spare bedroom or a beachfront mansion. If you're interested in starting your own AirBNB business, this class is a golden opportunity to learn the ins and outs. Gia moved to the Outer Banks in 2013, where her entrepreneurial spirit led her into AirBNB. She cohosts over 60 listings and is a professional referrer. Wednesday, Feb 27.
CLASS 1085 – SENIORS FINANCIAL WORKSHOP
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 perhaps want to know what role insurance plays in your financial plan. KELLI HARMON will discuss these and other relevant topics during this class for seniors. 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 confidence needed to prepare well for your retirement future. Tuesday, Feb 5.
CLASS 1086 – OUTSMART THE SCAMMERS
Incidents of fraud are on the rise and scammers' tactics are becoming more complex. No one is immune! KELLI HARMON, a financial advisor now serving the Outer Banks, will share ways to spot red flags that might indicate a fraudulent encounter; resources you can turn to in the event you or a loved one is targeted; and steps to help protect you. Her insights could make a huge difference in keeping your finances secure. Friday, Feb 8.
CLASS 1087 – 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. Tuesday, Feb 5.
CLASS 1088 – 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 Officer 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 floors; 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. Wednesday, Feb 13.
CLASS 1089 CAR SHOPPING WITH CONFIDENCE
For many of us, buying a car is an anxiety-provoking experience, arousing fears of being taken advantage of. If you’re – contemplating a vehicle purchase, this course will replace your unease with confidence! 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 and leasing both new and used cars. At last, here’s a car man you can trust! Friday, Feb 15.
Class 1090 – MAH JONGG * Two Afternoon Classes *
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 have fun learning what attracts her and many others to weekly games, year in and year out. Classes are from 2:00 to 4:00 PM on two separate days and limited to 16 students. Monday, Jan 28 and Friday, Feb 1.
CLASS 1091 – BASICS OF CONSTITUTIONAL LAW
Is your civics class a distant memory? Would you like a fascinating refresher course and update? As former Deputy Attorney General of West Virginia and General Counsel of 30 years for the WV Department of Public Higher Education, BRUCE WALKER is highly experienced and excited to discuss and foster an understanding of such entities as the Bill of Rights and the US Supreme Court, and as well as state and federal tensions. Friday, Feb 1.
CLASS 1092 – JOIE DE VIVRE IN SOUTHERN FRANCE
Welcome to France! TERRY TALBOT is an architect and interior designer who in 2017 established a second home on the Cote d'Azon. You're in for an evening of amusing and interesting highlights of her adventure touring, buying property, and then renovating while living day to day on the French Riviera – wow! Terry will share sights (to see or bypass) and real estate items (whether renting or buying), and most especially what true French life is like. Joie de vivre! Thursday, Feb 7.
CLASS FILLED CLASS 1093 – GENEALOGY AND FAMILY HISTORY
Always an engaging topic, genealogy has captured people's imagination and curiosity for generations. Presenter LARRY PROCTOR has spent over 40 years pursuing this hobby. With the rapid advance of digital technology, the internet has blown wide open the possibilities for those exploring their past. Join Larry for an educational look at the “how to.” As some say, if you don't know where you came from, then you really don't know who you are. Class size is limited to 10. Monday, Feb 25.
CLASS 1094 – INCOME TAX: WHAT THE NEW TAX BILL MEANS FOR YOU
Taxes have been prominent in the news for the past year and people are likely to be curious, or maybe even uneasy, about what the changes in the law and policies will mean for them personally. But knowledge is power! Come learn from BOB LOGAN, CPA, who has been helping people with their taxes for 20 years. He will give an overview of the history of tax policy and procedures, explain nuances of income tax, and look at winners and losers under the new bill. Class size is limited to 15. Monday, Feb 18.
CLASS 1095 – BABY SIGNS
You may be familiar with Sign Language, but did you know that signing can be used with babies? It’s a wonderful way to enhance communication between you and a child not yet old enough to talk, reducing frustration levels and even facilitating spoken language. Instructor ELIZABETH ALLEN has worked in the field of Deaf Education and Sign Language Interpreting since 1975. Though passionate about all aspects of this work, she finds her greatest joy through interactions with children, both deaf or hard of hearing young clients and her own hearing grandchildren. What a unique learning opportunity to enrich your relationship with the special little ones in your life! The Class size is limited to 20 students. Tuesday, Feb 26.