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General Interest

CLASS 850 – 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 Shag dancers BETH and LEE WRENN, who will share their joy of the dance and teach you shagging, Southern style. Wear leather bottom shoes or socks, no tennis-type shoes. Thursday, Feb 9

 

CLASS 851 – BEGINNER TWO-STEP

 

The Texas Two-Step, a dance with historical roots in European and Mexican dance, appeared in Germany and Hungary in the 1800s.  Similar steps danced at Mexican fandangos were also an influence. Members of this fun class will learn to do a basic two-step and some advanced steps, as well as Country and Western dance floor etiquette.  Couples and singles are invited to join long-time Two-Steppers MURRAY and CHRIS ROSS and learn various dance positions, including an open position with the lead's right hand on the follower's left shoulder; a closed position with no space between the partners; and a closed overhand position in which the lead wraps the left forearm over the follower's right forearm and clasps hands with the palm against the back of the follower's hand.  Got that? Don’t worry! The class will adjust to the experience level of students and everyone will have fun! Wednesday, Feb 1

 

CLASS 852 – BLIND DATE BOOK CLUB

 

Having been in the business of “putting the right book in the right hands at the right time” for fifteen years,  JAMIE ANDEERSON, bookseller at Duck’s Cottage and Downtown Books in Manteo, eats, lives and breathes books and loves introducing readers to books they otherwise might never have discovered. She invites participants in this class to “take a chance and join a special, one time only blind date book club!” Before the scheduled class date, participants will find out what book they will be reading and discussing. The selection will be a fairly new paperback, something that may not have gotten the attention or acclaim it deserved, and most likely something you never would have picked up on your own.  The $10 fee covers the cost of the book, which will be delivered to All Saints for pick-up. This could be the best (and least stressful!) blind date you ever had! There is an additional fee of $10. Wednesday, Feb 8

 

CLASS 853 – BAD MOUTHING THE CLASSICS

 

Returning for his second offering on classical music, DWIGHT DAVIS presents a lively class with a surprising title.  Dwight has been a classical radio announcer for over 40 years and is currently the Program Director for full-time classical public radio WHRO-FM out of Norfolk. It turns out, ironically, that some of the greatest and ultimately most popular compositions met with chilly receptions at their premieres. Indeed, some pieces by the likes of Beethoven and Tchaikovsky were decried as being unlistenable, vulgar and cheap, and that’s just for starters!  Enjoy an evening of great music and misguided critical commentary, an entertaining overview of specially selected classical music.  Friday, Feb 3

 

CLASS 854 – “A MAN CALLED OVE” – A BOOK REVIEW

 

In this bestselling and delightfully quirky debut novel from Sweden, a grumpy yet lovable man finds his solitary world turned on its head when a boisterous young family moves in next door. Meet Ove. He’s a curmudgeon—the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him “the bitter neighbour from hell.” Behind the cranky exterior, however, there is a story and a sadness. It’s also a comical and heart-warming tale of unkempt cats, unexpected friendship, and the fine art of backing up a U-Haul – all  of which will rattle one cranky old man and a local residents’ association to their very foundations. A feel-good story in the spirit of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry and Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand, Fredrik Backman’s novel is a thoughtful and charming exploration of the profound impact one life has on countless others. Join ELLEN NEWSOM for a lively and interactive discussion. Ellen has over 25 years of experience teaching college composition and literature and will lead a fascinating review of this novel and its components of theme, setting, narration, plot and characters.  Monday, Feb 13 

 

CLASS 855 – JAZZ FROM BRAZIL AND LATIN AMERICA

 

ROBERT JACOBS has been a professional musician for more than 50 years. Although he plays in various styles and genres, jazz is his number one favorite. This evening will be about enjoying and appreciating the various jazz styles and jazz musicians from Brazil and Latin America. Students will gain an appreciation of the similarities and differences in the two jazz genres. Tuesday, Feb 7

 

CLASS 856 – WITCHCRAFT, WICKED WITCHCRAFT

 

This class will present an introduction to witchcraft in early modern Europe and colonial America. Participants will share in investigating theories that try to explain these phenomena. 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 some of the stranger periods in our history. Monday, Feb 6

 

CLASS 857 – IS A HOME-BASED BUSINESS FOR YOU?

 

Many people dream of starting their own small business, but the challenge seems daunting at first.  There are currently over 118 million home-based businesses operating in America, accounting for over 10% of our GNP. BOB BURK, in addition to managing a successful corporate career for over 30 years, has started and owned home-based as well as brick and mortar businesses, including a microbrewery, antique shop, and motel. He currently serves as Chairman of the Outer Banks Chapter of SCORE, the volunteer business counseling partners of the Small Business Administration. In this course, Bob will lead a “Discovery Tour” exploring the possibilities of an economical yet profitable home-based business. Come learn about a host of business options, the pros and cons of a home-based business, and the personal commitments needed to be your own boss – and be successful!  This may give you just the boost in knowledge and confidence you need to move forward with those dreams! Wednesday, Feb 1

 

CLASS 858 – RECONSTRUCTION IN NC AFTER THE CIVIL WAR – Two Successive Nights

 

Take this opportunity to join a Civil War buff to look into one of the most misunderstood periods of American history – Reconstruction following the American Civil War. SPOTTSWOOD GRAVES grew up within miles of the Chancellorsville and Wilderness battlefields in Virginia and has read extensively on the struggle.  He will present an examination of the immense significance Reconstruction held for our life and political decisions, even to this day. Gain an understanding of Army actions, political decisions, and civilian responses from 1865 to 1876, particularly in North Carolina. Monday, Feb 6 & Tuesday,

Feb 7

 

CLASS 859 – CENTURIES OF BEAUTY, PRAYER, AND GRACE – Two Successive Nights     

 

Terrorism, war, hatred and violence continue unabated in the news of the world. From the Mideast to Europe, to Asia and Africa, to our own land, there are repeating images of Radical Islamists. Yet Islam has produced beauty and developed spirituality for centuries. This class will examine those greater aspects, led by IGNACIO GÖTZ, BA, MA, BD, PhD, Laurence Stessin Distinguished Professor Emeritus and Teaching Fellow at New College, Hofstra University.  Dr. Götz has over 50 years of experience examining this provocative subject.  If you have participated in any of his prior course offerings, you know to expect a highly informative, lively and engaging discussion.  Monday, Jan 30 & Tuesday, Jan 31

 

CLASS 860 – 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.  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.  Tuesday, Jan 31

 

CLASS 861 – INDIVIDUAL INCOME TAX 1040

 

What do you know about the history of the IRS Form 1040? More importantly, perhaps, do you know how to minimize your tax liability as part of your annual Form 1040 reporting process? BOB LOGAN serves as our local AARP Tax Guide Supervisor and has been helping folks, especially seniors, for many years. In addition to being a CPA, Bob has operated a private business locally and provides tax counseling to clients of the Outer Banks Chapter of SCORE, the all volunteer business counseling partners of the Small Business Administration. Your time will be well spent and you just might discover some valuable money saving ideas. Tuesday, Feb 21

 

 

CLASS 862 – THE DREAM STILL LIVES: 80 YEARS OF THE LOST COLONY

 

2017 marks the 80th anniversary of the opening of Paul Green’s THE LOST COLONY, but the story begins well before that opening night in 1937.  Join the production’s associate producer for a look back at how the production came to be, its history, and how the show comes together today.  Photos spanning those 80 years will be shared as part of this session. LANCE CULPEPPER, Associate Producer of THE LOST COLONY, is beginning his tenth year as a staff member with the production.  He worked in television for nine years as a costumer for programming aired on the Discovery Channel, National Geographic, and TLC prior to his work with THE LOST COLONY. Wednesday, Feb 1

 

COURSE FILLED  CLASS 863 - iPHONE BASICS and CLASS 864 - iPAD BASICS – Two Separate Classes

Want to more effectively use and enjoy your iPhone or iPad?  Join TOM ODOM, an Outer Banks resident with over 30 years of experience with IBM and a Masters degree in Technology, for a practical users’ course on how to get the most out of your device with both the system features (such as password, control panel, cell/wi-fi, etc.) and applications (contacts, safari, music, etc.).  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 863, Thursday, Feb 2; Class 864, Friday, Feb 3

 

CLASS 866 – ELIZABETHAN COSTUMING FROM THE OUTSIDE IN

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 life during this time period, reasons for certain clothing choices, shortcuts for building a costume, and notes about “sumptuary laws.” Two participants, one male and one female, will “volunteer” to dress in period style. Monday, Jan 30

 

 

CLASS 863 - iPHONE BASICS and CLASS 864 - iPAD BASICS – Two Separate Classes

Want to more effectively use and enjoy your iPhone or iPad?  Join TOM ODOM, an Outer Banks resident with over 30 years of experience with IBM and a Masters degree in Technology, for a practical users’ course on how to get the most out of your device with both the system features (such as password, control panel, cell/wi-fi, etc.) and applications (contacts, safari, music, etc.).  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 863, Thursday, Feb 2; Class 864, Friday, Feb 3

 

 

 

CLASS 867 – NOTHING BUT STARS

 

If you have ever attended a presentation by RHANA PARIS at the NC Aquarium in Manteo, you know how delightfully engaging, enlightening, and entertaining the event can be!  Rhana is currently the Outreach Coordinator at the Aquarium, with over 20 years of experience as a naturalist and 17 years as a Dare County Master Gardener. In this course, Rhana will provide an introductory view of stargazing—what is known about the stars, stories about the constellations, how to find your way around the sky, and also suggestions about how to enjoy the total eclipse this coming summer. Tuesday, Jan 31   

 

CLASS 868 – COMPUTER SAVVY FOR BEGINNERS              NOTE: 6:30pm START

 

Nowadays, everyone needs a computer and most people have one.  The problem is that not everyone knows what to do with the computer once they have it.  This class will give participants an opportunity to learn from two IT Professionals, DAVID MAIN, Director of Information Systems at Saint Patrick Catholic School in Norfolk, VA, and his brother BRIAN MAIN, Database Analyst and IT Consultant at Eastern Virginia Medical School.  They will address those nagging issues such as how do I keep from getting a virus, how can I send a picture to my son overseas, or why do I get so much junk email.  The class will be custom tailored to the students attending, so bring your own questions and concerns!  Students will receive a handout and a disc of utilities and free programs to help keep their computers safe and more productive.  Please bring a notebook and writing implement. Class size is limited to 12  Friday, Feb 17

 

CLASS FILLED   CLASS 869 – CHEESE 101: DISCOVERING CHEESE STYLES              

 

The world of cheese is big and just getting bigger! With the choices that abound, approaching a cheese counter or even the display at your local grocery store can be daunting. This course will give you the know-how you need to select a cheese with confidence. You’ll learn about eight styles of cheese and the characteristics of each, making it easier to find and try those varieties you’re most likely to love.

Wine will accompany the tasting.  Presenter JENNIFER MINNICH is an owner of Trio in Kitty Hawk, responsible for running the cheese program and overseeing the restaurant. She is a member of the American Cheese Society and, if you’ve been to Trio, you know she understands good cheese!  Class size is limited to 16 with an additional fee of $10. Monday, Feb 20

 

CLASS 870 – KENNY WENT TO ITALY

 

KENNY HYMAN, an owner and wine buyer of TRIO in Kitty Hawk, has been in the business of wine on the Outer Banks since 2003. His retail shop is an inviting locale for folks to enjoy wines from all over the world.  This course will be a recap and tasting of wines from vineyards Kenny visited on a trade trip to Italy in September, covering many regions of central and northern Italy. There will be lots of good wine to accompany good stories of meeting wine makers and winery owners!  Class size is limited to 18 with an additional fee of $10. Wednesday, Feb 22

 

CLASS 871 – THE ABC’S OF BEER STYLES

 

Do you find shopping for craft beer confusing? It doesn’t have to be. Join JOHN MINNICH, Proprietor and Beermonger for TRIO in Kitty Hawk, to learn some of the basics of beer styles. Students will enjoy tasting and exploring flavors of various beers to understand some of the basic differences between ales and lagers, American and English hops, and more. A good time will be had by all and you will feel a little more confident the next time you mix a six-pack. Class size is limited to 15 with an additional fee of $10. Thursday, Feb 23

 

CLASS 872 – HOW TO BUY A CAR: DEMYSTIFIING THE EXPERIENCE

For many of us, buying a car is an unpleasant experience in which we may feel vulnerable to being taken advantage of.  If you are contemplating a vehicle purchase, you need this course!  DAVID FEYRER, Renaissance Man, is a retired Episcopal Priest, Electronics Genius, AND a retired executive from 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.  Here is a man you can trust!  Thursday, Feb 16

 

CLASS 873 – KITCHEN DESIGN AND RENOVATION

 

Are you dreaming of a makeover for your kitchen?  Would you like to scrap what you have now and start with something new and better?  Sign up for this course, taught by TERRY TALBERT, owner of Esprit Design (obxespritdesign.com), a local business offering architectural, interior design, and décor services.  Terry worked with clients in San Francisco and the DC area prior to establishing her business on the Outer Banks.  Students will spend time on the design and functionality of kitchens, both in new construction and renovation.  Terry will provide a roadmap for a kitchen project; look at functional design and floor plans; consider countertops, cabinets, flooring and walls; and offer insights on project management. Students are invited to bring a “challenge” to class; three of these will be selected to address for success. Class size is limited to14.  Friday, Feb 17   

 

CLASS 874 – “DO I KEEP IT OR NOT?”

 

Ever wonder what to do with all that stuff you found in the attic, or “treasures” inherited from ”Aunt Jenny?” This class is a beginner’s guide to determining if something has value, is collectable, or is just “cool.” BETSY and BREWSTER BROWN have been owners of B&B Antiques in Kitty Hawk for the past eight 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. Tuesday, Feb 21   

 

CLASS FILLED  CLASS 876 – 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 13

 

CLASS 877 – THE “NOT SO LOST” COLONY

 

Much has been written and discussed about the history of the first English settlers on Roanoke Island. We all know about Paul Green’s famous outdoor drama, but here’s an opportunity to learn about an alternative to Green’s “history.” The Croatan Archaeological Society was founded in 2009 by SCOTT DAWSON and has as its primary purpose exploring the history of Croatan, present-day Hatteras Island. The Society uses modern archaeological methods and has as its utmost priority the protection of the native people and property owners. Spend an evening with Scott and his wife Maggie to hear their provocative views on what may have actually happened to the Lost Colony. Friday, Feb 24

 

COURSE FILLED  CLASS 878 – WINE 101

 

Join Chef and Certified Level II Sommelier DAN LEWIS of Coastal Provisions for a crash course on wine. Discover the differences between grape varieties, regions, and values that make the world of wine such an enjoyable and endless adventure. The class will be packed with information from how wine is made, regional characteristics, and food pairings, to deciphering labels and restaurant wine lists.  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. Thursday, Feb 3

 

CLASS 879 – CAROLINA WINES – A TASTING

 

Founded in 2001, Sanctuary Vineyards was named North Carolina Winegrower of the Year in 2015 and has won more than 100 medals. Sanctuary Vineyards creates a range of white, red, and rosé wines based on the dryer European-style wines. Tasting Room Manager, ELTON SINGLETARY, will present wines based on newer blending and aging methods. Crisp whites, bold rosés and challenging reds compliment Carolina coastal cuisine. Class size is limited to20 with an additional fee of $10.  Thursday, Feb 16

 

CLASS 880 – OBX HOME MAINTENANCE

CRAIG PEEL is a retired clergyperson in the Presbyterian Church (USA) who for over a decade has operated a small home repair business on the Outer Banks with his son-in-law. They have completed all manner of internal and external home repairs, both minor and extensive. BOB RICHE, a retired Naval Officer and business executive, has the distinction of having made just about every mistake possible in home maintenance and can provide guidance on how to avoid making these same mistakes.  Between the two of them, class participants can’t help but gain a lot of valuable information!  There will be instruction on how to carry out lots of routine maintenance tasks (some of which you didn’t even realize you should be doing!), as well as potential problem areas to watch out for. Topics will include vacation preparation; care of floors; heating and cooling; kitchen, bathrooms, and laundry rooms; interior and exterior walls; roofing; and mold remediation.  This will be an interactive class with time provided for questions. Class-size is limited to 20. Friday, Feb 24

 

 

CLASS FILLED  CLASS 881 – WATER COLOR and YUPO PAPER

 

Using Yupo paper's slick surface with water colors is a relaxing and fun way to create your masterpiece and/or to surprise yourself with shapes and colors appearing on the paper. After a brief time to let the paint dry, your creation is just beginning!  You will see several ways other artists have used Yupo techniques to produce different outcomes.  Students will learn to create beautiful Yupo water colors in this hands-on, enjoyable creative session led by FRAN PEEL, retired Presbyterian clergy, social worker, wife, mother and grandmother, who has been involved in watercolors for over 50 years. Class-size is limited to 10 with an additional fee of $10. Friday, Feb 24

 

CLASS FILLED  CLASS 881A – WATER COLOR and YUPO PAPER

 

Using Yupo paper's slick surface with water colors is a relaxing and fun way to create your masterpiece and/or to surprise yourself with shapes and colors appearing on the paper. After a brief time to let the paint dry, your creation is just beginning!  You will see several ways other artists have used Yupo techniques to produce different outcomes.  Students will learn to create beautiful Yupo water colors in this hands-on, enjoyable creative session led by FRAN PEEL, retired Presbyterian clergy, social worker, wife, mother and grandmother, who has been involved in watercolors for over 50 years. Class-size is limited to 10 with an additional fee of $10. Friday, Feb 27

 

Class 882 – MAH JONGG                        TWO AFTERNOON CLASSES

 

While there are many versions of the history and origin of this classic game, it has been popular throughout the world for many years.  Interestingly, the game was 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.  Now you can join two dedicated players of the game and have fun learning what has attracted them to weekly games for two years.  CHARLOTTE ROSS and CHICK RAFFA will lead this afternoon session.  Classes are from  2:00 pm to 4pm and are limited to 16.  Monday, Jan 30 and Wednesday, Feb 1

 

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