CLASS 900 – SPANAKOPITA
Last year this former restaurateur, grandmother, and mother of two Outer Banks restaurant owners taught the preparation of traditional Avoglemono to participants in her class. Students were treated to a rich experience and mouthwatering soup. Now “KIKI” KIOUSIS is back with daughter-in-law DAWN KIOUSIS to offer instruction in preparing Spanakopita, Greek spinach pie. You will enjoy this delicious dish almost as much as the charm Kiki and Dawn bring to the kitchen. Class size is limited to 20 with an additional fee of $5. Monday, Jan 29
CLASS 901 – BLUE MOON - CLASS
You will not want to miss this Once in a Blue Moon experience! Join NATE ROBINSON, Executive Chef and Kitchen Manager of the laid back and very popular Blue Moon Beach Grill in Nags Head for his first After Dark cooking class. Nate is a Hatteras Island native who has been cooking since he was 12 years old. He received his Culinary Arts degree from Johnson and Wales University and has been at the Blue Moon since 2012. If you've eaten there, you don't want to miss this! Class size is limited to 20 with an additional fee of $10. Tuesday, Jan 30.
CLASS 902– CHOCOLATE! CHOCOLATE! CHOCOLATE! - CLASS FILLED
Join gifted cook and baker ETTA LANUTI to learn how to make three chocolate desserts that taste wonderful for parties, picnics and snacks. She studied at the Peter Kumf School in NYC before relocating to the Outer Banks. If you have tried her bread pudding or her sinfully delicious Italian buttercream meringues, you know the chocolate creations will be mouth-watering! Space is limited to 10 with an additional fee of $3. Wednesday, Jan 31.
CLASS 903 – EASY HOSPITALITY: MEN ONLY
If you consider yourself a Foodie or enjoy exploring cooking, join JIM BICKFORD, an amateur chef trained by professionals, for his exciting return to the After Dark kitchen. Jim’s guidelines are simplicity and flavor. For this MEN ONLY class, a “foodie and his pan” will demonstrate techniques and prepare your dinner. The menu consists of gravlax, braised chicken thighs, potatoes, Caesar salad, and a
southern dessert. A dinner party for 8 should be easy to prepare once you’ve enjoyed this class! Class size is limited to 8. Friday, Feb 2.
CLASS 904 – GROOVY FINGER FOODS & ENTERTAINING BITES - CLASS FILLED
ANGEL DOEBLER has a long history of restaurant work, from the back to the front of the house and in many diverse settings. Her Outer Banks experience includes time at Ocean Boulevard and she is presently on the management team at Coastal Cravings in Duck. Join Chef Angel and various styles of appetizers and finger foods as well as how to pair various items with tasty beverages. Class size is limited to 16 with an additional fee of $10. Monday, Feb 5.
CLASS 905 – FAUX GOURMET
Feeling ready to throw a dinner party? Yes, but you have a dilemma… what to serve that won’t consume you (pun intended!) or overtax your cooking skills. Join the Faux Gourmet team from Norfolk, VA, CATHY THADDEN and RENEE HAMMOND as they return to After Dark and serve up some faux-bulous dishes that are easy - they just look hard! These tasty recipes have been collected and savored from California to Virginia. You will leave class with a full stomach and lots of ideas for hosting your own delectable dinner party. And of course there will be a special cocktail to sample. Class size is limited to 20 with an additional fee of $15. Thursday, Feb 1
CLASS 906 – EVERYTHING SHELLFISH - CLASS FILLED
Here’s your chance to enjoy a wonderful evening in the kitchen with SCOTT FOSTER, Executive Chef and co-owner of Coastal Provisions in Southern Shores, as well as Coastal Cravings and Coastal Cantina in
Duck. A Johnson & Wales Culinary Arts graduate, Scott will give students a view of kitchen fun as his creations for this evening focus on shellfish. If you have been fortunate to join Scott in previous After Dark classes, you already know that you will be in for a treat! Class size is limited to 20 with an additional fee of $20. Monday, Feb 12.
CLASS 907 - WOK ‘N WINE NOTE: 6PM START TIME - CLASS FILLED
Wok ‘N Wine returns bringing together the culinary talents of Carole and Gary Kimmel with Craig Baker’s expertise in wines and wine pairing. The Kimmels will share over 40 years of experience in cooking and teaching Asian cuisine, touching on the varied tastes of different Asian countries. Craig will share his 31 years of experience in the wine industry and which wines pair well with Asian flavors. After working with and being mentored by some of the legendary US Importers, the Craig Baker Selection portfolio was created in 2015 in partnership with Misa Imports, the largest importer of Bordeaux wines in the US. A Craig Baker Selection wine signifies that they have been personally sourced from small family estates by Craig. These are artisanal wines that represent outstanding quality and authenticity. Some of the dishes will include ingredients that can be allergens. Come prepared for a wonderful tasting experience. Class size is limited to 20 with an additional fee of $15. Friday, Feb 16.
CLASS 908 – SALT BOX CAFE - CLASS FILLED
Salt Box Café Chef/Owners RANDOLPH and AMANDA SPRINKLE have over 35 years of experience on the restaurant scene, seven of which have been on the OBX. They opened this popular restaurant on Colington Road almost four years ago and continue to be extremely popular. Their background includes the prestigious Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY, and restaurant experience in New
Orleans, Pittsburgh, and South America. Join them as they draw on this broad experience and offer a marvelous evening preparing contemporary fresh and innovative dishes. Class size is limited to 20. Monday, Feb 19.
CLASS 909 – MORE FLAVORFIL HEALTHY EATING
In addition to operating the retail side of The Spice and Tea Exchange in Duck, TERRY BELL and MEGAN BELL also offer cooking demos and classes, tastings, and Chef Series dinners. These are often built around a theme. So often, low fat, low carb, low sugar, low salt equates to low taste. It doesn't have to be that way! This course will teach participants how to amp-up flavor while eating healthfully. Three delicious dishes will be featured which will surely keep you on track with your healthy eating goals. Class size is limited to 16 with an additional fee of $10. Tuesday, Feb 20.
CLASS 910 – KILL DEVIL GRILL - CLASS FILLED
Since 2002, BILL TUCKER has been providing outstanding lunches and dinners as the owner/operator of the extremely popular Kill Devil Grill. Last year, he offered his version of “Gumbo”. After Dark is excited to have him return for this year’s program and we look forward to this year’s selection. If you have had the pleasure of eating a meal at his restaurant, you know the food will be tastefully prepared and richly flavorful. Don’t miss this event! Class size is limited to 20 with an additional fee of $10. Thursday, Feb 22.
CLASS 911 – BAD BEAN SALSAS & DIPS
Enjoy the kitchen creativity of Executive Chef MATT PAYNE as he prepares a variety of salsas, from raw to cooked, from the Beach’s Salsa Masters! A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Matt has been cooking professionally for over 18 years and was previously honored with Best in Show, Chef’s Choice award at Taste of the Beach. Students will learn how salsas and dips are prepared, and then savor its taste with flavorful accompaniments. Space is limited to 20. Monday, Feb 26.
CLASS 912 – RAVIOLI - CLASS FILLED
Owner and executive chef JOEY RUSSO of Russo’s Bistro in Kitty Hawk says he’s been cooking all his life and is still learning. He describes his cooking style as deliciously old school and brings recipes and techniques from his grandmother’s house. You will want to join Joey for his debut After Dark evening as he prepares his old school style ravioli! Space is limited to 15. Tuesday, Feb 27.
CLASS 913 – CHICKEN TAMALES with SALSA MOLE
Join Agave Roja’s Chef/Owner for another Mexican styled feast. In past After Dark offerings he has prepared Adobo-marinated Spare Ribs, and Chile Con Carne in the style of Oaxaca. In this class, JOHN MARMANN promises students an exceptional meal Grilled Chicken Tamales with Salsa Mole and Tomatillo. Chef John has over 20 years of experience in a wide variety of locales, including St John’s USVI, Scottsdale, AZ, and New York City. Class size is limited to 20 students with an additional fee of $10. Thursday, Mar 1.
CLASS 914 – AN ITALIAN FAMILY DINNER - CLASS FILLED
RICHARD BRUCE, co-owner of Pigman’s Bar-B-Que in Kill Devil Hills, is a longtime supporter of non-profits on the Outer Banks and currently serves as President of the Beach Food Pantry. While you might expect him to offer a cooking class paralleling his restaurant’s identity, you are in for a surprise! He will be offering a reprise of his very successful Italian Family Dinner from last year. Mamma Mia - you will love the experience and the flavors! Space is limited to 20 students with an additional fee of $10. Friday, Mar 2.
CLASS 915– ANTIPASTA, WITH DINNER - CLASS FILLED
In addition to witnessing the Italian secret to life in An Italian Family Dinner, RICHARD BRUCE, and his family are offering a second course this year so that all students will get a second Italian experience, something not easily obtained here. Richard will demonstrate how to make three delicious and simple appetizers that are “fresh off the boat” from his family’s background in the Campania region of Italy. The lesson will be followed by a fresh pasta dinner. Space is limited to 20 students with an additional fee of $10. Friday, Feb 23.
CLASS 920 – THE NATIVE PEOPLE OF NC’S OUTER BANKS
LANCE CULPEPPER is the Associate Producer of Paul Green’s THE LOST COLONY. During his ten years with the production, Lance is also involved in developing RIHA’s education initiatives in addition to his work with THE LOST COLONY performance. He helped establish the school matinee performances and the revival of The Lost Colony Theatre Arts Camp program and Theatre Arts Academy for teens. Other education programs include Ghosts of The Lost Colony, an immersive nighttime experience for school groups, and Mystery of The Lost Colony, an interactive performance geared towards K-5 students.
Join Lance for an exciting overview of the Native Americans living on the Outer Banks in the 16th century when the English first arrived as described by Thomas Harriot. Monday, Jan 29.
CLASS 921 – PHARAOH’S DAUGHTER: DATING EXODUS
Most efforts to date the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt focus the study on the pharaohs as the main clue. This class takes “Pharaohs Daughter” as the main clue The Bible tells us it was the daughter that intervened in the story of Moses. Led by IGNACIO GÖTZ, BA, MA, BD, PhD, Laurence Stessin Distinguished Professor Emeritus and Teaching Fellow at New College, Hofstra University, you may expect a highly informative, lively and engaging discussion. Dr. Götz has over 50 years of experience examining this provocative subject. Friday, Feb 16.
CLASS 922 – WHAT TO WEAR: LAYERS OF ELIZABETHAN GARB - CLASS CANCELLED
This class will present a fascinating look at clothing from the Elizabethan era taught by JOAN BRUMBACH, designer and head of construction for Elizabeth R & Co. With a BA in Theatre from the University of Richmond, Joan has an extensive background in theatre and costume design. In addition to designing for theatres, charity balls, and political conventions, she was the Designer/Owner of Backstage, Inc. for 18 years. Students will learn interesting facts about Elizabethan era clothing, from Queen to Serf. Costume examples will be shown. Tuesday, Jan 30.
CLASS 923 – GENEALOGY & 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 into 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 students. Monday, Feb 19.
CLASS 924 – THE MOSQUITO FLEET OF HATTERAS
Much has been written and discussed about the Civil War. But the impact on the isolated communities of the Outer Banks is less known. SCOTT DAWSON, historian, 8th generation native, history teacher, and museum owner will explore how naval battles in the region often split families on the battlefield. Spend
an evening with Scott to hear his perspective on this aspect of the conflict as it impacted local citizens and the war effort of both sides of the conflict. Friday, Feb 2
CLASS 925 – HISTORY OF AMERICAN WOMEN AT WAR, PART 1
American women have been part of the defense of this country from our founding. Come learn the many roles American women have played from pre-Revolution times to the Civil War. This class will present an overview of interest not only to women, but to anyone with an interest in American History.. DR. LIN LOGAN received her PhD in Education and History from the University of Hawaii and did post-doctoral research at the College of William and Mary. She is a retired professor of US History and Women’s History at Virginia Wesleyan University. Join her for an enlightening look back into this aspect of our nation’s history. Monday, Feb 26
CLASS 926, 927, 928 – iPHONE, iPAD, and ADVANCED iPHONE & iPAD
Want to more effectively use and enjoy your iPhone or iPad? These are three separate class offerings from TOM ODOM, an Outer Banks resident with over 30 years of experience with IBM and a Master’s degree in Technology. The introductory courses, 926 iPHONE and 927 iPAD, will look at system features (such as password, control panel, cell/wi-fi, etc.) and applications (contacts, safari, music, etc.). The 928 ADVANCED iPHONE & iPAD will help you get the most out of your device. It builds on information presented in the iPHONE and iPAD basic courses and is designed to help slightly more advanced users to more fully enjoy the capabilities of their devices. Classes will focus on students’ needs and requirements as well as resolving issues, so bring all your questions, along with your iPhones and iPads, to class with you! Each class is limited to 12. Class 926 – Thursday, Feb 1; Class 927 – Friday, Feb 2; Class 928 – Thursday, Feb 8.
CLASS 929 – TAKING CHARGE OF YOUR COMPUTER
NOTE: 6:30PM START
Nowadays, most everyone has a computer. But when operating systems change, to Windows 10 for example, many 20th century people are not getting the most from their 21st century computer system. DAVID and BRIAN MAIN are both IT professionals with over 40 years combined experience. David is Director of Information Technology at St. Patrick Catholic School and Brian is the Research Data Analyst and System Administrator in the Leroy Canoles Cancer Research Center at Eastern Virginia Medical School. Students will learn how to make the most of their computers and software. Topics will include internet use, virus protection, malware, ransomware, hardware and software operation and maintenance, including Windows 10. Students are encouraged to bring any question to class! Class size is limited to 10. Friday, Mar 2.
CLASS 930 – THE SPIRIT OF WELLNESS
DR. CHRISTINA BOWEN is an Integrative Medicine physician. She is Board certified in Family Medicine, Hospice, and Palliative Care. She has also been fellowship trained in Integrated Medicine. Dr. Bowen will offer an evening discussion based on her experience that will help students learn how the spirit aspect
of wellness will benefit their health journey. If you believe in the concepts of integrated health management you will want to join Dr. Bowen for this course. Monday, Feb 26.
CLASS 931 – DYING TO KNOW: BRINGING DEATH TO LIFE
We all have death wishes – things we want to do, say or plan for before we die. Dying to Know offers a series of thought buds that help bring death to life: practical information, quirky facts, and humble suggestions that lift the lid on death: like planning a personalized wake or funeral service; telling people you love them while they are alive rather than waiting to write a memorial notice; taking groceries or a meal for a family overcome with loss; and how to talk with children dying and death. Join ELLIE WARD, a trained nurse, former Health and Hospice Director, and now teaching end-of-life care through Vidant Health Systems to discuss these and other topics. Class size is limited to 40. Friday, Feb 23
CLASS 932 – PLANT BASED DIET
A whole food 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. Come join MARIELLE SILK, FNP-BC, CTTS, and learn about the benefits of a whole food plant-based diet. Marielle is a nurse practitioner at the Outer Banks Hospital Occupation Health & Wellness Clinic. She received her master’s in nursing from Yale University and is board certified as a family nurse practitioner. She is also certified in plant-based nutrition through Cornell, is a member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine and is working on her certification in Lifestyle Medicine. This course can show how you can incorporate simple changes into your daily life to drastically improve your health and well-being. Taste delicious samples of plant-based foods and take home recipes you can easily make at home. Friday, Feb 16
CLASS 933 – HELLO GAME
The Hello game is an experiential learning tool that helps people break down barriers and talk openly about personal values, what matters most to them and may in turn encourage participation in advance care planning. This class is being offered by ELLIE WARD, Community Education and Outreach Director at Vidant Health Systems. Participants are encouraged to watch the video accessible via the following hyperlink-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUv2A2CxGGM to get a better sense of the game and how it is played. There is nothing attendees need to do in preparation, other than come with an open mind and a willingness to share. Personalized booklets and game chips will be provided to each attendee. Class size is limited to 40. Thursday, Mar 1.
CLASS 934 – KNEE REPLACEMENT 101 - CLASS CANCELLED
AMY DOUGHERTY is the owner/operator of Outer Banks Physical Therapy in Kitty Hawk. She has been a Physical Therapist for twenty seven years, specializing in sports medicine and orthopedics. If you are considering or have questions about knee replacement or are the proud owner of a replaced knee, you will benefit from this course. Not only will you get a professional overview of the knee and how it functions, but you will learn what you need to know before surgery and what to expect after surgery. Wednesday, Jan 31.
CLASS 935 – FAMILY
& FRIENDS CPR – Saturday Morning Class
This course could be literally a matter of life and death to victims of drowning or cardiac arrest. You never know when you might be in a situation in which having the skill and confidence to apply CPR could indeed save a life! The class is offered by two Southern Shores Volunteer Firemen who are trained and certified in AHA CPR. Join ANDY MOYNAHAN and PAUL CAGIANO for this special Saturday morning course beginning at 9:30 AM. Class size is limited to 12 students. Saturday, Feb 24.
CLASS 936 – CONTINUING CARE RETIREMENT OPTIONS
It’s important to proactively talk and learn about long term care options while there’s time to choose what might be the best fit for you. JOHN FRICKER is a retired attorney and former OBX resident who has extensively explored available care options, and is now “living and loving the life” in a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC). Join John for an overview of prolonged independent living options in retirement, including CCRCs. Monday, Feb 12.
Class 937 – SELF REFLEXOLOGY FOR YOUR HANDS AND FEET - CLASS
Reflexology is more than just a foot rub. It’s the methodical application of pressure to points on the soles of the feet and the palms of the hands that correspond to areas of human anatomy and physiology such as the spine, circulatory, cardio-pulmonary, digestive and endocrine systems. This session is for individuals who would like to like to learn the very basics of reflexology so that they can use this technique on themselves. Students will learn about foot and hand reflexology charts, relaxation techniques, the basics of locating and using pressure points, and the use of reflexology props. There will be opportunity to use common tools for foot and hand manipulation. MARTY HAMED, owner of Sole Work Reflexology, took up reflexology in retirement as a route to something entirely new in her life. She is a National Board Certified Reflexologist (ARCB), a member of the National Reflexology Association of America, and the NC Association of Reflexology. She is also a certified Level II Reiki practitioner. Course size is limited to 15 with an additional fee of $2. Thursday, Mar 1.
CLASS 938 and CLASS 939 – GENTLE YOGA and CHAIR YOGA
PATTY McKENNA is co-owner of the The Well Yoga Co-op in Kill Devil Hills and her private Yoga business, Yoga To Go and a certified teacher since 2014. In 938 GENTLE YOGA, students will be guided through gentle yoga postures and breath exercises while standing or sitting on a yoga mat (provided). This class is designed for beginners and non-beginners who want to practice the basics. In 939 CHAIR YOGA students will get all the benefits of yoga but will not have to get up and down from the floor. Students will experience traditional yoga poses adapted for standing next to or sitting in a chair. Even if getting up and down is no problem, positive changes in flexibility, strength, and endurance can be achieved with chair yoga. Students should wear clothing comfortable for movement and be prepared to remove shoes. Class size is limited to 20 in each class. Class 938 – Monday, Jan 29; Class 939 – Monday, Feb 5.
CLASS 947 – PEDALS, PIPES and PIMENTOS
Enjoy a relaxing evening discussing the intricacies of one of the most mysterious arts in the modern world – all the while also learning about All Saints’ new Quimby Pipe Organ. Master mixologist JOHN TUCKER, President of The Bryan Cultural Series and known far and wide, will share his secrets of the perfect gin martini while STEVE BLACKSTOCK, Organist and Choirmaster at All Saints and Principal, Manteo Elementary School, takes you through a tour of the new pipe organ of 2 manuals, 18 ranks and 1,088 pipes. Friday, Feb 9.
CLASS 948 – ALL THAT JAZZ FROM ON BROADWAY
ROBERT JACOBS has been a professional musician for more than 55 years. Robert plays accordion, digital accordion, piano, and electric piano. His repertoire encompasses a wide variety of musical styles, including jazz, swing, gypsy jazz, music of American composers and world music. Although he plays in various styles and genres, jazz is his number one favorite. This evening will be about enjoying and appreciating how Broadway Musicals have been influenced by jazz and how jazz has been influenced by composers who wrote for Broadway including Cole Porter, George Gershwin and Richard Rogers. Students will hear live and recorded music, with discussions of these connections. Tuesday, Feb 20.
LASS 950 – SEA TURTLES IN JEOPARDY - CLASS CANCELLED
All sea turtle species are either threatened or endangered, and thus in danger of becoming extinct. KAREN CLARK will lead a game show style presentation covering species of turtles that visit North Carolina, some of the threats they face, and conservation efforts to help protect them. Karen has worked with the NC Wildlife Resources Commission on the Outer Banks for 12 years and serves as Scientific Advisor for the Network for Endangered Sea Turtles (NEST). Friday, Feb 9
CLASS 951 – NATIVE PLANTS ON THE OUTER BANKS
Landscape Architect JIM CONNERS will offer a presentation on the use of native plants in our local environment, including examples of plants considered native to our area, pros and cons of using them, where they can be obtained, and which natives do best in each of the different micro-zones, stretching from sound-side to oceanfront. Jim has worked in site planning, parks and recreation design, landscape architectural design and consulting for over 30 years, 23 of them on the Outer Banks. Thursday, Feb 15
CLASS 952 – INTRODUCTION TO BONSAI
The Japanese practice of bonsai dates back more than 1,000 years. Surprisingly, there is a bonsai nursery right in our area! SANDY SANDERS owns Sanders Farms and is President of the Albemarle Bonsai Society. In this class, she will present the history and evolution of the art of bonsai in the United States, as well as demonstrate the process to create bonsai. Tuesday, Feb 27
CLASS 953 – JOURNEY FROM MINE TO FACETED GEM – Two Successive Evenings
That gorgeous stone in your ring looked quite different before someone like GREG RUSSELL worked magic on it. The owner of Gems by Gregory, he has been evaluating and cutting gemstones for 41
years, after training at the Gemological Institute of America. You’ll be fascinated to learn how gems make the
transformation from rough and nondescript to stones that are as beautiful and sparkly as their wearer. There will be special focus on how gems are cut and faceted. Class size is limited to 20 students. Monday and Tuesday, Feb 26 and 27
CLASS 954 – BY THE LIGHT OF THE SILVERY MOON: TIPS FOR MOON WATCHING
Our Moon has been an object of fascination since the beginning of time. Join RHANA PARIS to learn more about our nearest planetary neighbor through fun facts, participatory activities, and stories. Rhana always teaches a fun, lively, and informative class! She has been a naturalist for many years and is presently an educator at the NC Aquarium. She especially loves showing people the magic of the night sky! If weather permits, the class will go outside for a look at the young moon, so please bring your binoculars if you have them. Tuesday, Feb 20
CLASS 955 – KOKEDAMA: JAPANESE MOSS BALL - CLASS FILLED
Have you ever heard of Kokedama? It’s a Japanese form of garden art that may sound complicated, but is actually easy and fun. Instead of placing a plant in the ground or a container, its roots are surrounded with soil, sphagnum moss, and string. Dare County Master Gardeners MARY KEITH LILLY and CHRIS STADTHER will be joined by at least two others to lead this class. Be ready to get a little dirty and have a lot of fun – wear gardening clothes and bring your work gloves! There is a $10 additional fee to cover materials and the class is limited to 10 students. Class will start at 6:30 PM. Monday, Feb 12
CLASS 956 – INTRODUCTION TO BEEKEEPING
If you’ve ever considered beekeeping as a hobby, you won’t want to miss this opportunity! DENISE DEACON is president of the Outer Banks Beekeepers Guild and, with over six years of experience, has Journeyman Beekeeper Certification. Denise gives a fascinating presentation about honey bees and the numerous benefits humans derive from them. You’ll be amazed by what remarkable creatures they are! The class includes an overview of honey bee basics and an introduction to different hive styles and beekeeping equipment. Tuesday, Jan 30
CLASS 957 – FLOWER ARRANGING
There’s nothing like a beautiful vase of flowers to brighten up a room – and your mood! But the best some of us can do is put a dandelion in a jelly jar. In this class you will be instructed by a true master in the basics of easy fresh flower arrangements, including selection of containers, flowers and foliage; the basics of form, color, and texture; and the mechanics of containers and supporting materials. LILIAS MORRISON, star member of the Flower Guild at All Saints, has a great eye, lots of talent and experience, and a gift for teaching others. Course size is limited to 12 with an additional fee of $5. Thursday, Feb 15
CLASS 958 and CLASS 959 – SURF FISHING 101 - CLASS FILLED and SURF FISHING 202
Anyone living on the Outer Banks knows this to be a surf fishing Mecca – and it’s lots of fun! Here’s the chance for people of all levels, from beginner to experienced, to learn something new. STU
BALDWIN, Past President of the OBX Anglers Club, will share his know-how learned over 40 years, with more than 30 years in competitive surf fishing. There are two classes to choose from. 958 Surf
Fishing 101 is made easy for the family and will cover equipment, knot tying, bait and equipment choices, and how to read a
beach. 959 Surf Fishing 202 is for the experienced angler and will cover advanced techniques in fishing for Reds, Specs, and Flounder plus equipment, rigging and bait choices. For 958 (101), class size is limited to 14; for 959 (202), the limit is 12. Class 958 - Tuesday, Feb 6; Class 959 - Tuesday, Feb 27.
CLASS 960 – SACRED FEMININE POWER PRINCIPLES
With the subtitle “Ten Principles for Living a Life of Wisdom, Freedom, and Power,” this class just may be a life-changer! DYANNE KELLEY BRADSHAW has many credentials, including inner wisdom coach, psychotherapist, mind-body healer, and author. She will lead learning exercises along with a discussion of principles that help women reclaim their inner power – which they too often relinquish without even realizing it – and live a more authentic life of truth, wisdom, freedom, and increased soul potential. Monday, Jan 29
CLASS 961 – NOVEL WRITING BOOT CAMP
- Three Successive Nights
Are you one of the many people who dream of writing “the great American novel?” This three-part class will help you join the ranks of the few who actually do. The first night will help you discover the heart of your story and create compelling characters. You’ll learn how to outline the structure of your story the second night, then secrets of creating memorable scenes on the third night. Instructor MERCEDES TABANO has written and published four novels and two dozen nonfiction books. The writing system she developed allows you to produce a book in record time – even if you have a job and a busy life! Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, Feb 5, 6, 7
CLASS 962 – PUBLISH YOUR OWN BOOK ON AMAZON
Author MERCEDES TABANO offers this class as a follow up to her “Novel Writing Boot Camp” series (Class 961). Things have changed for the better since the days when publishing your own book meant ordering hundreds of copies, which likely sat in your garage until you got rid of them (one way or another!). Learn to use CreateSpace, Amazon’s site for self-published paperbacks. There are no upfront costs and you pay-as-you-go as the books sell. You don’t even need fancy graphics skills! There goes your last excuse for not becoming a “real” author. Thursday, Feb 8
CLASS 963 – MANUAL PHOTOGRAPHY AND LONG EXPOSURE - CLASS CANCELLED
Perhaps you’ve seen some of the breathtaking photos taken by Outer Banks photographer ERIC MURRILL, who captures landscape scenes as well as portraits. He bought his very first camera only three years ago, but it didn’t take long for him to fall in love with using it and discover his unique talent. In this class, he will present a beginner’s guide to manual digital photography and artistic style, through long exposure techniques. Monday, Feb 5
CLASS 964 – ART JOURNALING: PRAYER ON PAPER
EVE TUREK, artist, award-winning photographer, and owner of both Yellowhouse and Sea Dragon Galleries, has practiced journaling for 20 years, art journaling for the past six. In this class, she
shares her approach, which combines collage techniques, vision board concepts, and a prayerful approach to
create visual journals of your spiritual journey. Participants will create one or more pages to begin their own Art Journal. The class is limited to 10 students. Thursday, March 1
CLASS 965 – INSPIRATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY
The language of photography – focus, composition, field of view, light – invites both viewer and maker into a contemplative experience in the natural world. EVE TUREK began photographing professionally on the Outer Banks in 1980; her work has been published regionally and awarded internationally. She finds that her experiences with the camera connect her directly to God as Maker and Lover of all that we are. She will share fascinating back stories behind specific photographs with a view toward inspiring class participants to see our world in a more connected way. Friday, March 2
CLASS 966 – JOURNAL TO THE SELF
DYANNE KELLY BRADSHAW wears many hats, among them inner wisdom coach and certified “Journal to the Self” instructor, based on the Kathleen Adams book by the same name. The goal is to find your true path and inner wisdom as you explore aspects of yourself, your life, and your relationships with others, all through journal writing techniques designed for personal growth and creative expression. By the end of class, you will have made self discoveries and learned tools for continuing your journal journey on your own. No writing experience is necessary, just curiosity and an open mind and heart. Thursday, Feb 22
CLASS 967 – MAKE HISTORY: WRITE YOUR MEMOIR!
Dr. CLIFFORD COX is retired from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, where he served as Professor of Music as well as in multiple administrative positions. As a professional music performer, composer, and conductor, he has worked with such stars as Rosemary Clooney, Liberace, and Yo Yo Ma. He believes that telling stories from your life is valuable and rewarding! He will help you get started, choose the stories you want to preserve, and make them come alive in the telling. He’ll even confess to mistakes made in writing his own memoir. Monday, Feb
CLASS 968 – THINKING ABOUT THINKING: SKILLS OF EFFECTIVE CRITICAL THINKING
Critical thinking: what is it, exactly?The website of the Foundation for Critical Thinking states that it is “self-guided, self-disciplined thinking which attempts to reason at the highest level of quality in a fair-minded way. People who think critically consistently attempt to live rationally, reasonably, emphatically.” MICHAEL FLETCHER, retired from NSA after 36 years as an Intelligence Analyst, will present a summary of critical thinking concepts and competencies, with time for questions and answers. Class size is limited to 20 and will start at 6:30 PM. Thursday, Feb 1
ARTS AND CRAFTS
CLASS 970 – TISSUE PAPER AS A PAINTING MEDIUM - CLASS FILLED
Enjoy creating your own beautiful sunset “painting” in a different style, layering torn pieces of brightly colored tissue paper for a vibrant and textured piece of work. Artist DEBORAH TUCKER
studied art at Eastern Michigan University and has taught this technique at Studio 12 in Avon for the past four
summers. All needed materials will be provided. Class size is limited to 8 and there is an additional fee of $5 for art supplies. Friday, Feb 16
CLASS 971 –THE ART OF BASKET WEAVING
– Two Successive Nights
Basket weaving is a craft dating back thousands of years in human history, yet it is uncommon to find artists in this field today. KIM PRINCE and CAROL SWAN are notable exceptions! Through their
business, Tasket-A-Basket, LLC, they weave varied and colorful creations that are both practical for daily use and works of art. Join them for two consecutive evenings to learn basic basket weaving
techniques and create your own candy basket. Needed supplies will be furnished. Class size is limited to 20 and there is an additional fee of $15 to cover materials. Thursday and Friday, Feb 22 and
CLASS 972 – ARE YOU READY TO QUILT?
Have you thought for ages that quilting is pretty amazing? Here goes one of your excuses for not yet learning how. SANDY FEYRER and DEB HUNTON have a combined total of 46 years of quilting experience and would love to share it with you! You’ll pick up on the basics by actually creating your own table runner. Instruction will include accurate cutting, seam allowances, pressing, assembly, and “stitch in the ditch” quilting. You’ll be hooked! While all equipment and materials will be provided, please bring a sewing machine, cutting mat, and/or rotary cutter if you already have them. The class is limited to 8 people and will begin early, at 6:30 PM. Tuesday, Feb 20
CLASS 973 – CREATE A CLOTHESPIN WREATH
PAULA MYATT loves hand crafting and makes beautiful decorations for the home and table. For this class, she will provide instruction and materials for making a beautiful wreath out of – can you believe it? – clothespins! If you’re skeptical, just check out some of the examples on Pinterest – the possibilities are endless, cute and colorful! Paula will guide you in creating your own wreath, using paint or washi tape for brightening the clothespins, plus shells to add for a beach theme or flowers for a spring theme. Class size is limited to 12 and there is an additional $5 fee to cover materials, but Paula’s fun personality comes at no extra charge. Monday, Feb 26
CLASS 974 – SHARE YOUR LOVE WITH A VALENTINE CRAFT
Think back to some of the most precious messages of love you’ve received – odds are they were personalized just for you, maybe even made by hand. In this class, you’ll enjoy the fun of creating Valentine cards and favors for someone dear to your heart. SARAH DILLEY is a retired teacher and volunteer who loves crafting and card-making in her free time as her “joy and therapy.” Creating something unique and thoughtful for your loved ones will return twice the happiness to you! The class is limited to 10 students. Thursday, Feb 1
CLASS 975 – INTRODUCTION TO OIL PAINTING - CLASS FILLED
Quick, name your favorite painter! Many would say Monet, Van Gogh, Renoir, Mary Cassatt – all of whom are Impressionists. Artist BRAD PRICE offers this class as an introduction to painting in oil,
in the style of the Impressionists. Brad was the Executive Chef at Elizabeth’s in Duck for 17 years, but randomly tried his hand at painting during one off-season to ward off the winter blahs. To his
he fell in love with it and is now able to devote full time to his passion. Join him in this class and see if it happens to you, too! All necessary materials are provided. Class size is limited to 10 and there is an additional fee of $5 to cover supplies. Friday, Feb 9
CLASS 976 – DARE TO PLAY WITH COLOR
If there’s anyone who 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. Since earning a BFA in her native Costa Rica, she has run Carolina Coto Art for 6 years. For this class, she plans some fun activities that will explore color relationships and palettes, encouraging confidence and freedom in artistic expression. All skill levels can learn and have fun, with the only “rule” being no stress or anxiety allowed! Basic materials will be provided and students will receive a list of simple supplies to bring to class with them. Class size is limited to 10 and there is an additional $20 fee for materials. Tuesday, March 6
CLASS 977 – MIXED MEDIA MADNESS
DONNA MORGAN is an artist, gifted teacher, and owner of Déjà New in Kitty Hawk. She always receives rave reviews for the various mixed media classes she leads. You don’t have to be officially “artistic” to join in – anyone will find it to be lots of fun and even relaxing. You may even discover, with Donna’s easygoing guidance, that you’re more creative than you thought! An additional fee of $5 will be collected to cover materials. Friday, Feb 16
Class 978 – STAINED GLASS – Two Successive Nights and 6PM START TIME - CLASS FILLED
SANDY BRIGGMAN has worked in stained glass for 20 years now, originally taught by local artists Ellinor and Bob Nick in Wanchese. Her beautiful pieces can be found all around the Outer Banks and even overseas. Sandy’s love of stained glass led her into teaching the craft herself, which she does on a weekly basis. In this After Dark class, students will learn the “foil” method, working with glass, grinders, foil, and solder to create their own stained glass sun catcher to take home after the two-night course. The class is limited to 8 students, beginning each of the two nights at 6 PM and lasting for three hours. There is an additional fee of $15. Thursday and Friday, Feb 22 and 23
CLASS 979 – WINE GLASS PAINTING
There’s something really special about hand painted wine glasses! GLEN BALDWIN has been a crafty gal for years, and last year began painting wine glasses, just for fun. Come learn the basics of doing it yourself, starting with a simple beach design. Once class is over, you’ll know how to paint more, either matching your first or using your own ideas. Please bring an apron, or wear clothes you don’t mind getting paint on – just in case! Otherwise, Glen will supply everything needed. Class size is limited to 12 and there’s an additional $3 fee. Tuesday, Feb 6
CLASS 980 – BASIC KNITTED CABLES
The name of her shop pretty much says it all: JEANNE SHRADER owns Knitting Addiction in Kitty Hawk. She’s been teaching knitting for over 20 years and is ready to take the mystery out of cable stitches in this class! Each student will make a cabled cup cozy. What should you bring to class with you? Just two things – a pair of knitting needles, size 7, and about 50 yards of worsted weight yarn. The class can accommodate 10 students. Wednesday, Feb 7
CLASS 981 – JOIN THE PAINTED ROCK CRAZE!
MARY MOYNAHAN and PAULA MYATT have backgrounds in the medical and business fields, respectively, but now in retirement there’s more time to nurture their creative sides. Neither has a PhD in Rock Painting – they just think it’s cool! And that’s half the fun – rock painting is for everyone, no experience required. Join them to create your own rock art with nature themes, hearts, geometrics and mandalas, inspirational quotes – the possibilities are endless. You’ll be proud to show off your work on your coffee table or in the garden – or share it by hiding it around the Outer Banks for some lucky person to find! An additional fee of $4 will cover supplies. Friday, Mar 2.
CLASS 985 – MAKEOVER MAGIC
Who hasn’t dreamed of having a makeover? Curious about changes that could increase your sparkle and boost your confidence? Even if you’re nearly perfect, MARY DiDARIO will teach you how to enhance your good points and identify what hairstyle and makeup are best for you. Volunteer models will be selected from attendees! Mary has broad experience with hairstyling and makeup, has been a salon owner for over 30 years and is licensed as a teacher of cosmetic arts. Friday, Feb 2
Class 986 – MAH JONGG
– Two Afternoon Classes
While there are differing versions of the history and origin of this classic game, it has been popular throughout the world for many years. The game was actually banned by the government of the People’s Republic of China when it took power in 1949; the new Communist government forbade any gambling activities, which were regarded as symbols of capitalist corruption. It has since been revived there. Join two dedicated players, CHARLOTTE ROSS and CHICK RAFFA , and have fun learning what has attracted them to weekly games for several years. Classes are from 2:00 pm to 4pm and limited to 16. Monday, Jan 29 and Wednesday, Jan 31
CLASS 987 – KEEPING YOUR PET HEALTHY AND HAPPY
No matter how many friends we have of the human variety, our animal friends are special, dearly loved and loving, and we want to give them the best care possible. JESSICA GROSKLOS STUMPH, DVM, graduated from the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine and has practiced on the Outer Banks for almost 10 years. She will present an informative, interactive course featuring new/current trends in her field, first aid for our pets’ injuries or illnesses, and ways to optimize the human-animal bond. Monday, Feb 12
CLASS 988 – BLIND DATE BOOK CLUB - CLASS CANCELLED
Love reading? Looking for a book discussion with no strings attached? A blind date with no risk of awkwardness? The Blind Date Book Club is made to order for you, led by JAMIE ANDERSON, the
bookstore manager at Duck’s Cottage Coffee and Books and owner of Downtown Books in Manteo. Copies of the chosen book, new in paperback, will be available in the All Saints office on January 15. This
gives you three weeks to read, but beware – Jamie read almost the entire volume in one sitting!
Then come to class ready to share lively talk about the Civil War setting, memorable characters, and more. Additional fee of $16 to cover the cost of the book. Tuesday, Feb 6
CLASS 989 – FINANCIAL FREEDOM THROUGH AirBNB
Intrigued by the idea of AirBNB? GIA PALACOROLLA, an AirBNB specialist, has been operating them for the past four years. She now manages 13 and that number is expected to grow. Come learn from her how one of your largest assets can make money for you in an extremely pleasurable way. She calls it the “path to financial freedom!” This is knowledge that can benefit adults of any age. Wednesday, Feb 7
CLASS 990 – 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 need 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, in an interactive class with time for questions. Friday, Feb 16.
CLASS 991 – BATHROOM DESIGN
Ever feel like you’re the only one with an outdated bathroom? It’s amazing how calming and soothing an attractive, comfortable bath area can be, especially in the mornings as you prepare for a busy day, and evenings winding down from one. TERRY TALBERT is the owner of Esprit Design, offering architectural, interior design and décor services. Her class will focus on bathroom design that includes layout, functionality, safety, budget planning … and luxury! You may be closer than you think to “AHHH!” Bubble bath with wine, anyone? Or are you the expansive, walk-in shower type? Class size is limited to 20 students. Tuesday, Feb 27
CLASS 992 – 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 31
CLASS 993 – 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
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. You’ll see how playing cards, a few friends, and maybe a glass of wine can be the mix for a great evening – and you’ll be hooked! Join SALLY and JACK MYERS to learn this game that’s a barrel of fun. Thursday, Feb 22
CLASS 994 – AMUSING THE GRANDKIDS ON A RAINY DAY
Ever run out of things to do with visiting grandchildren? Join MARILYN CONNAUGHTON, a retired science teacher with 23 years of experience, for fun problem solving
activities that can be adapted to different age ranges. All require inexpensive items, usually things you find around the house, and are based on scientific principles. They encourage skills of
observation and problem solving, skills useful in science – and in life! Class participants will team up to practice activities with a partner. An evening of challenge and fun! Class size limited to
16. Thursday, Feb 8
CLASS 995 – ENCORE ENTREPRENEURS – STARTING A BUSINESS AFTER 50 - CLASS CANCELLED
A growing number of people over the age of 50 are launching “encore” careers as entrepreneurs. Have you ever dreamed of running your own business? This interactive workshop will explore the possibility with you – where to look for inspiration, advantages and challenges, necessary skills, business basics for getting started, and available resources – with your own personal worksheet to be used throughout the session. The class will be led by BOB BURK, current Chair of Outer Banks SCORE, who has started and owned six different businesses while simultaneously maintaining a 30 year corporate career as a marketing and communications executive. Wednesday, Jan 31
CLASS 996 – DO I KEEP IT, OR NOT?
Wondering what to do with all that stuff you have in the attic, or the “treasures” inherited from ”Aunt Gertrude?” This class is a beginner’s guide to determining if something has value, is collectable, or is just “cool.” BETSY and BREWSTER BROWN have owned B&B Antiques in Kitty Hawk for the past nine years. They will be joined by life-long buyer and seller of antiques, MIKE BOWER, to provide lots of helpful hints on easy ways to research pieces online. Feel free to bring an item you wonder about and a laptop or tablet if you have one, for hands-on experience to get you started. Class size is limited to 20. Thursday, Feb 15
CLASS 997 – 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. Finally, a car man you can trust! Monday, Feb 19
CLASS 998 – A TRAVELOGUE: WATERWAYS OF THE TZARS
ANNE MARIE EVANS, retired School Psychologist and lover of traveling, will share her fascinating experience of a river cruise through Russia, from Moscow to St. Petersburg. Enjoy her story, along with photos of famous cathedrals, large cities and small towns, beautiful landscapes and charming people, while learning about Russian history, culture, rulers, and the Russian Orthodox Church. You’ll even get a taste of solyanka, dubbed Russian “hangover soup” – which is even tastier without the hangover! Class size is limited to 20 participants. Wednesday, Jan 31
CLASS 999 – 2018 INCOME TAX: WHAT THE NEW TAX BILL MEANS FOR YOU
Taxes have been prominent in the news recently and perhaps have people even more uneasy than usual when thinking about them. 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. Tuesday, Feb 27