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CLASS 1170 – MAH JONGG. **TWO AFTERNOONS
While there are differing versions of the history and origin of this classic game, it’s been popular throughout the world for many years. The game was banned by the new Communist government of the People’s Republic of China when it took power in 1949, since they regarded any gambling activities as symbols of capitalist corruption. It has since been revived there. Join dedicated player CHICK RAFFA and her Mah Jongg crew and have fun learning what attracts her and many others to weekly games, year in and year out. Class size is limited to 16. Class is held on two afternoons, class cost is $33.00 and there is an additional fee of $5.00.
Monday, Jan 27 and Friday Jan. 31.
CLASS 1171 – ANIMAL CHIROPRACTIC
This course will provide an introduction to pet owners on animal chiropractic. There will be a lecture followed by a live demonstration. DR. JESSICA STUMPH (First Flight Mobile Veterinary Services) has been a veterinarian on the Outer Banks for more than 11 years. She started her own practice in 2018 and has continued to expand the services and treatment options for her patients. Dr. Stumph became a certied veterinary acupuncturist last year. Continuing to add to her integrative practice, she is completing post-doctoral training in animal chiropractic medicine. Class size is limited to 10. Thursday Jan 30.
CLASS 1172 – RETIREMENT: MAKING YOUR MONEY LAST
If you're retired or soon will be, there are likely many things you feel unsure or uneasy about. You may have Social Security concerns; may want to leave a legacy for your loved ones; might like a brief market update; or perhapswant to know what role insurance plays in your nancial plan. KELLI HARMON is a nancial advisor serving the Outer Banks, who holds life and long-term insurance licenses. She believes that if she understands what is important to you, uses an established process to build strategies for your Outside of work, she is seen volunteering with our community or making “ugly furniture”. She is an Afghanistan veteran and nds it important to dedicate time to serving our community. She is a sharp and savvy financial advisor who has worked with Edward Jones, a Fortune 500 company, and
can give you the knowledge and condence needed to prepare well for your retirement future. Thursday, Jan 30.
CLASS 1173 – HAND AND FOOT CARD GAME
Hand and Foot is a Canasta-type card game played by four people, two sets of partners. Players are dealt two stacks of cards (the “Hand” and the “Foot”). The “Hand” must be played before the “Foot” is used. The object is to get the most points by making canastas and using all the cards in one’s hand and foot. Play continues up to a score of 10,000 points, with the meld increasing with each round. Hand and Foot can be enjoyed by everyone from teen through adult, forming the basis for a great evening with friends. SALLY and JACK MYERS have been playing this game for years and teaching others to share the fun. Give it a try! Wednesday, Jan 29.
CLASS 1174 – OUTSMART THE SCAMMERS
Incidents of fraud are on the rise, and scammers' tactics are becoming more complex. That is why it is important to educate yourself about fraud. And while no one is immune, there are steps you can take to Outsmart the Scammers. Join us for this presentation and learn important strategies to help protect you and the ones you love. We’ll show you how to spot certain red flags that may indicate a fraudulent encounter, resources you can turn to in the event you or a loved one is targeted, as well as steps you can now take to help protect yourself and your loved ones. KELLI HARMON is a financial advisor now serving the Outer Banks. Her insights could make a huge difference in keeping your nances secure. Tuesday, Jan 28.
CLASS 1175 - HOW TO BUY OR SELL A CAR: DEMYSTIFING THE EXPERIENCE
For many of us, buying or selling a car is an anxiety provoking experience, arousing fears of being taken advantage of. If you’re contemplating a vehicle purchase or sale, this course will replace your unease with condence! DAVID FEYRER is retired from both the Episcopal priesthood and an
executive position in the retail automobile business. He developed one of
the first true auto malls in the country and brings a wealth of experience on the intricacies of an automobile “deal” from behind the scenes. The class will look at buying, selling and leasing both new and used cars. At last, here’s a car man you can trust! Tuesday, Feb 4.
CLASS 1176 – SOCIALISM AND CHRISTIANITY
What is Socialism? Where did it originate? How and where is it beingpracticed today? DR. IGNACIO GÖTZ has more degrees, professorial experience, knowledge, and published works than most of us will ever dream of. He taught a class on Happiness at Hofstra University for 29 years and authored Conceptions of Happiness in 2010. Join him for a discussion that is guaranteed to be challenging and fascinating. Class will begin at 6:00 PM and will run for 2 to 2.5 hours. Monday, Feb 3.
CLASS 1177 – AN INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN SIGN
LANGUAGE AND THE DEAF COMMUNITY
Have you always been intrigued by American Sign Language? This fun classwill be led by ELIZABETH ALLEN and MELINDA GALLAGHER. Lizzy has over 40 years of experience working with the Deaf; Melinda, who is Deaf and grew up in a Deaf family, has taught Deaf children as well as ASL to hearing students. Together, they will provide insight into Deaf culture and the language of the Deaf community. Leave your voice behind and learn to express yourself with hands and facial expressions. You'll learn about ngerspelling, how to introduce yourself to a Deaf person, and some grammatical features of ASL. You’ll nd it’s a beautiful language that may draw you toward continued study. This class is limited to 20 students.
Minimum class size 5. Monday, Feb 10.
CLASS 1178 – BABY SIGNS
Join this class to learn signs from American Sign Language that will enhance communication between you and your child, grandchild or child in your care who is not yet old enough to talk. Young children can begin to sign before they speak giving a window into their minds, reducing frustration levels and even facilitating spoken language. Instructor ELIZABETH ALLEN has worked in the eld of Deaf Education and Sign Language Interpreting since 1975. Passionate about all aspects of this work, she nds her greatest joy through interactions with deaf, hard of hearing and hearing children including her own hearing grandchildren. This unique learning opportunity to enrich your relationship with the children in your life! This class is limited to 15 students. Minimum class size 5. Tuesday, Feb 11.
CLASS 1179 – LINE DANCING FOR EVERYONE
Have you ever wanted to join in at a wedding or on a cruise ship when everyone's on the oor having fun doing a line dance? Here's your chance to get the hang of it. LAURIE ANDRIOT fell in love with line dancing just a few years ago and is an enthusiastic teacher for all levels at the Baum Center. Her emphasis will be on just relaxing and having fun, geared to people with little to no dance experience. Participants will learn basic stepsand soon be able to jump right into the action when “everyone else is doing it.” You can’t help but love it! Minimum class size 8. Monday, Jan 27.
CLASS 1180 – GOVERNMENT TRANSPARENCY:
EXERCISING YOUR RIGHTS AS A CITIZEN
Learn about your rights to examine and receive state, local and federal documents, access governmental meetings and procedures and how to exercise your rights as citizens to government transparency. BRUCE RAY WALKER is a retired general counselor for West Virginia higher education administration, former Deputy Attorney General in West Virginia, and instructor in FOIA and open meeting requirements. Monday, Feb 17.
CLASS 1181 – SHAG DANCING
“There is no dance more associated with the South than shagging and there is no place more accommodating to shagging than the South. Learning to shag is learning to be a Southerner. It’s learning to hear the ocean in your head and the music in your step. It’s learning to bend your knees, relax your shoulders, and shuffle, slide and spin while The Embers sing about wise men and falling in love.” All that and good exercise too! Whether you are a beginner or an expert, come join local retired educators SANDY and JEFF ALBARTY, who will share their joy of the dance and teach you shagging, Southern style. Wear leather bottom shoes or socks, no tennis-type shoes. Wednesday, Jan 29.
CLASS 1182 – MEDICARE AND YOUR OPTIONS
Medicare can be confusing. Learn about basics of Medicare coverage, supplemental insurance and how to enroll. DAVID BRUCE has been in the insurance business close to 40 years starting out in the Annapolis area. He went to work for Humana in Washington, DC when Medicare Advantage plans were first introduced to the marketplace. Minimum class size 5. Wednesday, Jan 29.
CLASS 1183 – ARES I-X ROCKET
What does it take to build and launch a rocket into space? The Ares I-X was a test rocket as part of the NASA Constellation to replace the NASA Space Shuttle. KEVIN (VIP) VIPAVETZ, a retired NASA Senior Systems and Aerospace Engineer will take you on a journey about what it took to build and launch the $450 million, 327 foot tall Ares I-X rocket. Vip has 33 years engineering experience with a background in physics, computer science, communications and electronics technology. He was the Requirements, Interface and Verication Manager who helped lead over a thousand people from ve NASA centers and several major Aerospace corporations to test and build the rocket. Vip will provide a video of the end-to-end development scenes” that you will not find anywhere in the news. Minimum class size 8. Thursday, Feb 13.
CLASS 1184-THOUGHTS ON THE EXISTENCE OF AFTERLIFE
Have you ever wondered about the afterlife? Is it really for real? What do we know beyond what the Bible tells us? KEVIN (VIP) VIPAVETZ, after completing the Education for Ministry (EFM) four-year program he became interested in Christian Science. He has conducted over 200 Bible and science studies and lectures through the Adult Formation program at St. Martins Episcopal Church in Williamsburg, Virginia. Vip shares his science background, thoughts and perspectives on the possibility of the afterlife. Believe. Minimum class size 10. Thursday, Feb 6.
CLASS 1185 – HOME MAINTENANCE ON THE OUTER BANKS
Wouldn’t it be nice to enjoy life in an Outer Banks home that never required any care? This class can’t make that fantasy come true, but it will provide you with lots of great information to protect your investment. These two fellows can teach you how to carry out routine maintenance tasks – some of which you didn’t even know needed doing – plus identify potential problem areas to watch out for. DAVID FEYRER, a retired Episcopal priest, has renovated most of his home, doing much of the work himself and acting as general contractor for the rest. BOB RICHE, a retired Naval Ofcer and business executive, has the distinction of having made nearly every mistake possible in home maintenance; he can help you avoid doing the same! Topics will include vacation preparation; care of oors; heating and cooling; kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry rooms; interior and exterior walls; roofing; and mold remediation, all in an interactive class with time for questions.
Monday, Feb 10.