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Absolute Beginners Pottery
Our beginners course is great for anyone who wants to dive right into clay. Experienced instructors will guide you through the process of creating pottery on and off the potter's wheel. You will also learn basic methods for finishing and glazing your pieces. Class fee includes studio time during select times when classes aren't in session and the firing of pieces made during the eight week term. Clay must be purchased through Brambleton Center at $25/25 pounds.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Waitlist Absolute Beginners Pottery (ages 18+) 32103 4/6/2017 - 6/8/2017 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Th Brambleton Info
Abstraction
If you want to have some fun, stretch your creativity or if you are just wanting to try something different this class is for you. Abstract painting made easy. This class will match your creativity with your choice of media. Learn why artists enjoy working in this format. Learn how you can change a simple barn and sky painting into an exciting and interesting work of art. Using class demonstrations, individual exercises and practice examples you will be successful. Come and enjoy the challenge of thinking outside of the representational box! This class is for artists of all skill levels. First canvas is included in cost! *Note: supply list will now be given at the first class, not prior to class. Basic art supplies will be supplied during the first class.* Six program class. Instructor: Michael Farrar.
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Register Abstraction (ages 18+) 31130 4/25/2017 - 5/30/2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Tu Brambleton Info
Register Abstraction (ages 18+) 31221 7/11/2017 - 8/15/2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Tu Brambleton Info
Acrylics
Working in acrylics allows for maximum flexibility in color, ideas and techniques. This medium can be used like watercolor or oils. Acrylic paint drys quickly and when dry is permanent. Learn techniques through demonstration and classroom practice using glazes, knife work, texture, composition tips as well as many other methods. Working in acrylics are stress free because of the flexibility allowing for your work to evolve and advance! This class will be intriguing and fun for artists at all skill levels. First canvas is included in cost! *Note: supply list will now be given at the first class, not prior to class. Basic art supplies will be supplied during the first class.* Six program class. Instructor: Michael Farrar.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Acrylics (ages 18+) 31131 4/25/2017 - 5/30/2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Tu Brambleton Info
Register Acrylics (ages 18+) 31222 7/11/2017 - 8/15/2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Tu Brambleton Info
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
Let us show you how to make the best of this photo editing program created by Adobe Systems. Topics include: creating an intense sky and beautiful skin tones, lightening shadows, bringing out highlights, and much more. We will also show you how to make it all happen in a flash with custom presets. Prerequisite:
• Laptop loaded with Lightroom (A free trial for Lightroom is available online)
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Adobe Photoshop Lightroom (ages 18+) 33160 8/22/2017 - 8/22/2017 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Tu South Co L Info
Adult Ballet (18+)
This is a beginning level ballet class comprised of a 25 minute barre which will include basic positions, steps, and stretching, followed by a 20 minute centre consisting of arm positions and movement exercises.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Adult Ballet 32098 5/1/2017 - 6/12/2017 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM M Brambleton Info
Adult Paint Night
Embrace your creativity and enjoy a fun night out with friends! Our instructor will guide you step by step from a blank canvas to a finished masterpiece! All materials will be provided. No art experience necessary!
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Register Adult Paint Night (ages 18+) 32084 5/8/2017 - 5/8/2017 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM M Brambleton Info
Register Adult Paint Night (ages 18+) 32085 6/15/2017 - 6/15/2017 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Th Brambleton Info
Becoming Internet Savvy
In this class we will focus on the Internet. We will learn how to visit various websites and perform basic searches using Google. Plus we will talk about Internet safety. Prerequisite:
• Basic computer skills
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Becoming Internet Savvy (ages 18+) 33120 6/6/2017 - 6/6/2017 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Tu Hollins Li Info
Beginner Knitting (ages 18+, May, W)
Looking for that perfect, relaxing activity on rainy days, warm evenings, or poolside? Try knitting! Discover the art of knitting in a casual, group setting with multi-talented instructor, Leah Marlow. This class is open to beginners and those looking for additional practice or to improve technique. Materials list will be provided to participants when class reaches minimum. This is a four week program.
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Register Beginner Knitting (ages 18+, May 3-24, W) 22198 5/3/2017 - 5/24/2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM W Green Ridg Info
Beginner Obedience (ages 18+)
Sit, Down, Off and Drop It are just a few of the commands your dog will master.This six week beginner course is designed for any dogs over 6 months old. Your dog will socialize on-leash with other dogs. Exercises include Sit, Down, Off, Touch, Look, Take it, Drop it, Come, Settle, Wait, Stand, Loose Leash Walking, Parent Separation, Tricks, Agility and more. Discussion topics include Canine Personality Test, reading dogs' body cues, getting your dog to focus on you around distractions, impulse control, use of no-pull harnesses, and reinforcing good manners. (No pre-requisite.) Instructor: High Hopes Dog Training.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Beginner Obedience Green Ridge (ages 18+, May-June, Tu) 22221 5/16/2017 - 6/20/2017 7:15 PM - 8:15 PM Tu Green Ridg Info
Beginning Fiddle
This class is designed for beginners interested in learning to play the fiddle. Students will learn bowings, scales, and songs. Required materials: Fiddle (Violin) and bow. Eight week program.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Beginning Fiddle (ages 16+) 32067 5/1/2017 - 6/26/2017 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM M Brambleton Info
Bluegrass Banjo
Learn to play chords, rolls and songs in this introductory bluegrass style banjo class. Students must bring their own banjo to class. Eight week program.
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Register Bluegrass Banjo (ages 16+) 32068 5/1/2017 - 6/26/2017 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM M Brambleton Info
Cake & Canvas
Embrace your creativity while your taste buds embrace a sweet treat from one of our local cupcake shops. Invite a friend or make it a date night. No experience necessary for this paint night. Instructor Katie Reed will guide you step by step from a blank canvas to a finished masterpiece. All materials included. Please register by: Aug. 25th.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Cake & Canvas NEW! (ages 16+) 32640 8/29/2017 - 8/29/2017 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Th Brambleton Info
Ceramics
Awaken your passion and creativity. Whether you are a beginner or have experience with ceramics, this class is for you. Come learn the skills that make your pieces unique.The class fee includes assistance of certified instructor, Jo Robertson, and firing of your ceramic pieces. Purchase your greenware from the Brambleton Center or an outside source.
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Register Ceramics 32001 3/30/2017 - 5/18/2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Th Brambleton Info
Register Ceramics (ages 18+) 32055 6/8/2017 - 7/27/2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Th Brambleton Info
Register Ceramics (ages 18+) 32779 8/10/2017 - 9/21/2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Th Brambleton Info
Chalk Paint
Breathe new life into your old and tired furniture. You will be amazed how quick and easy it is to transform old furniture, décor, and kitchen/ bathroom cabinets. You will learn: Basic paint application, wax application and how to distress your piece. Each person will also leave with a finished piece. All supplies are included in the program fee. Please bring a small item that you are intested in painting. Please register a week prior to class.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Chalk Paint (ages 18+) 32600 6/3/2017 - 6/3/2017 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM Sa Brambleton Info
Clean, Green and Lean Smoothie Workshop
Green smoothies are all the health rage, but have you tried to make them and found yours less than delicious? Greens are vital to our health because they nourish and detoxify your body. Studies have shown that greens can speed up weight loss, boost immunity, help ease respiratory and digestive issues, increase energy and mental clarity and even prevent cancer. Green smoothies are a green powerhouse in a glass! In this workshop you will learn more about the benefits of greens from a certified nutritional coach. You will make, taste and take home delicious smoothie recipes. Come join us as we sip our way to optimal health in this one day workshop! Instructor: Nicole Pardon.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Clean, Lean & Green Smoothie Workshop (ages 18+) 31159 5/11/2017 - 5/11/2017 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Th Brambleton Info
Collage
Collage was invented by Pablo Picasso in the early part of the 20th century, and it's still fun today! Using papers, old parts of paintings, cloth or just about anything that can be glued to a backing surface, is fair game. Images can be realistic or abstract. You are only limited by your imagination! Supply list given before class to this specialty class. Instructor: Michael Farrar. Instructor: Michael Farrar.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Collage (18+) 31223 7/12/2017 - 8/16/2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM W Brambleton Info
Computer Basics
Learn the basic components of a computer as well as navigating Windows. We’ll cover the main keys on the keyboard, entering text, moving the cursor on the page, as well as using the wheel and buttons on the mouse, moving the pointer in the window, clicking on links, scrolling the page, and opening/closing programs. Prerequisite:
• Keyboard and Mouse or comparable skill level.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Computer Basics - Part 1 (ages 18+) 33114 5/3/2017 - 5/3/2017 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM W Hollins Li Info
Register Computer Basics - Part 1 (ages 18+) 33152 7/18/2017 - 7/18/2017 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Tu Hollins Li Info
Computer Basics - Part 2
A continuation of Computer Basics Part I. Includes instructions on how to navigate storage, application files, folders, and the recycling bin. Prerequisite:
• Computer Basics Part I or comparable skill level.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Computer Basics - Part 2 (ages 18+) 33153 7/25/2017 - 7/25/2017 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Tu Hollins Li Info
Couponing Workshop
Does buying groceries for your family become a financial burden each
month? Would you just like to save some money? If so, come learn
how to cut your grocery bill at least 50% or more! Learn the basics of
couponing, where to find coupons, rules of saving in the grocery store,
coupon organization, and grocery store policies. Instructor: Rob Jeesse
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Couponing Workshop (ages 18+) 32115 5/20/2017 - 5/20/2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Sa Brambleton Info
Craft Time for Tweens (ages 9-12)
Socialize with other crafty teens. April we will celebrate spring with a festive flower headband. In May, we will make a easy-sew stuffed animal for yourself or to gift to someone else! No sewing machine required! All supplies are provided. Instructor: Rebecca Lawrence.
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Register Craft Time for Tweens - Stuffed Animals (ages 9-12, May 8, M) 22245 5/8/2017 - 5/8/2017 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM M Green Ridg Info
Drawing
Drawing is an essential first step in laying the base for painting in any media. Shapes, shading, lighting, picture composition, contour drawing, gesture drawing and one and two point perspectives will be covered in this six week program. First canvas is included in cost! *Note: supply list will now be given at the first class, not prior to class. Basic art supplies will be supplied during the first class.* Instructor: Michael Farrar.
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Cancelled Drawing (ages 18+) 31132 4/26/2017 - 5/31/2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM W Brambleton Info
Driver's Education
Refresh your driving knowledge in this two session program presented by AARP and held at the Brambleton Center. Fees: $20, with a $5 discount for AARP members. Class fee to be paid to the instructor at the first session. No fee is due to the Brambleton Center. Two session program.
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Register Driver's Education (ages 55+, July) 31125 7/17/2017 - 7/18/2017 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM M,Tu Brambleton Info
Register Driver's Education (ages 55+, June) 31124 6/19/2017 - 6/20/2017 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM M,Tu Brambleton Info
Waitlist Driver's Education (ages 55+, May) 31123 5/15/2017 - 5/16/2017 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM M,Tu Brambleton Info
Egyptian Style Belly Dance for Beginners
Egyptian style of belly dance involves every part of the body, targeting major muscles groups and working them in isolation or in opposition to other muscles. Major components of this type of dance include circular movements of the arms, hands, head, upper torso and hips. This class is a fun and effective way to exercise, relax and enjoy as an entertaining hobby. Six week program. Instructor: Elizabeth Watson.
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Register Egyptian Style Belly Dance for Beginners (ages 15+) 31172 4/18/2017 - 5/23/2017 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Tu Brambleton Info
Etsy 101
Got goods? Get started in discovering how to sell them using Etsy: a peer-to-peer e-commerce website focused on handmade or vintage items and supplies, as well as unique factory-manufactured items (Wikipedia). Please note that the Etsy website requires personal information, as well as credit card information and/or a PayPal account in order to set up a seller’s account. Prerequisites:
• Basic computer and Internet skills
• Valid email address
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Etsy 101 (ages 18+) 33166 9/27/2017 - 9/27/2017 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM W Hollins Li Info
Excel 2016 Basics - Part 2
A continuation of Excel Basics Part I. In this class we will cover how to create simple formulas, use AutoSum and AutoFill, and transpose cells. Prerequisite:
• Excel Basics Part I or comparable skill level.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Excel 2016: Basics - Part 2 (ages 18+) 33156 8/10/2017 - 8/10/2017 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Th Hollins Li Info
Excel 2016: Basics - Part 1 (ages 18+)
An introduction to spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel 2016. In this class we will cover the basic features of Excel 2016 including navigating the layout, entering data, and formatting cells. Prerequisite:
• Word II or comparable skill level.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Excel 2016: Basics - Part 1 (ages 18+) 33116 5/11/2017 - 5/11/2017 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Th Hollins Li Info
Register Excel 2016: Basics - Part 1 (ages 18+) 33155 8/3/2017 - 8/3/2017 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Th Hollins Li Info
Excel 2016: Beyond the Basics
It’s on to more complex functions in Excel 2016, including grouping and linking spreadsheets, using the function wizard, inserting charts, sorting and filtering data, what-if analysis, and pivot tables. Prerequisite:
• Basic understanding of Excel (See Excel 2016 Just the Basics)
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Excel 2016: Beyond the Basics (ages 18+) 33112 5/22/2017 - 5/22/2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM M Glenvar Li Info
Family Paint Night
Looking for a fun family activity? Get the whole family painting at this paint night. We will have paintings that even little hands won’t have a hard time with so that your kids can get in on all the fun. Instructor: Katie Reed
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Family Paint Night 32090 6/23/2017 - 6/23/2017 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM F Brambleton Info
Family Pottery
INTRODUCING-The Family Pottery class. Many parents are as interested in pottery as their children. In this class, work side by side with your child, learning how to hand build with clay and work on the potter's wheel. The fee includes one bag of clay, glazes and the use of tools. An adult must register with a child. $95 per person $190 for both. Eight weeks. Instructor: Rebecca McKeever.
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Cancelled Kids Pottery (ages 7-17) 32010 4/2/2017 - 6/11/2017 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM Su Brambleton Info
Register Kids Pottery (ages 7-17) 32778 7/9/2017 - 9/17/2017 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM Su Brambleton Info
Gelli Plate Printing Workshop
Create beautiful monotypes without a press, using common art materials! Gelli plate artwork is quick and uses minimal supplies, but creates a unique piece. We will go over the basics of this technique; there will be a supplies list sent for purchase once minimum registration is met. 4 hr. workshop. Instructor: Suzanne Ross.
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Register "I Can't Stop Gelli Plate Printing!" Workshop 31133 6/5/2017 - 6/5/2017 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM M Brambleton Info
German Cooking (ages 18+, April and May dates, M)
Möchten Sie lernen wie man deutsch kocht? Would you like to learn to cook German food? Not only will you learn about how to cook authentic German food, but also learn about German traditions. April: a four-course meal including carrot and cucumber salad in a Dijon dressing, Lauch und Lachs Kuchen (leek and salmon pie), Brie cheese and crusty bread, and strawberries and cream for dessert. May: Fleischküchle with gravy (in other parts of Germany they are called Pouletten. They resemble a meatloaf patty), mashed potatoes, cauliflower in white sauce and for dessert a fruit tart. All materials and instruction provided. Instructor Barbara Hassell is from Stuttgart, Germany and lived there until age 20. She has a BA from Roanoke College, a MALS from Hollins in German Studies, and a PhD from Virginia Tech in Cultural Studies.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register German Cooking (ages 18+, May 1, M) 22215 5/1/2017 - 5/1/2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM M Green Ridg Info
Get Paid To Talk-Intro To Professional Voice Overs
Have you ever been told that you have a great voice? This exciting class explores numerous aspects of voice over work for television, film, radio, audio books, documentaries and the Internet in your area. You will learn how to prepare your demo, how to be successful and earn great income in this exciting field. You will even have a chance to record a commercial script.
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Register Get Paid To Talk-Intro To Professional Voice Overs (ages 18+) 32112 5/16/2017 - 5/16/2017 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM Tu Brambleton Info
Getting Started with Android Tablets
Bring your Android tablet to class and learn the basics of using this popular operating system, including learning your way around, exploring settings, loading and using apps, checking email, accessing the Internet. Prerequisites:
• Bring your Android tablet to class
• Know your Google ID and password*
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Getting Started with Android Tablets (ages 18+) 33158 8/15/2017 - 8/15/2017 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Tu South Co L Info
Getting to the Root of Genealogy
Genealogical research has exploded in popularity as more information has become accessible online. During our first class, we’ll focus on making the most of the library version of Ancestry.com. On the second day, we’ll try our hand at the popular Heritage Quest and other free genealogy websites. Bring a few names to research, including birth and death dates if you have them. Prerequisite:
• Basic computer and Internet skills
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Getting to the Root of Genealogy (ages 18+) 33118 5/9/2017 - 5/11/2017 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Tu,Th South Co L Info
Guitar for Absolute Beginners
Randy Walker wants to introduce you to play all styles of music on your guitar. Learn tuning, tab and chords. Bring guitar to class. Eight week program. Instructor: Randy Walker
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Cancelled Guitar For Absolute Beginners (ages 12+) 32095 4/27/2017 - 6/15/2017 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM Th Brambleton Info
Handbuilding in Clay
Pottery can be created without the use of a potter's wheel. You can create beautiful pots and clay forms by hand using simple tools, slabs of clay, or just by using your hands and fingers. In this class you will explore many techniques for handbuilt pottery. Ten week program.
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Waitlist Handbuilding in Clay (ages 18+) 32070 4/2/2017 - 6/11/2017 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM W Brambleton Info
Register Handbuilding in Clay (ages 18+) 32777 6/28/2017 - 8/30/2017 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM W Brambleton Info
Indian Cooking
What better way to warm up on a cool winter evening with some warm, comforting Indian food! January will feature a combination of rice, meat and lentils that create a sumptuous meal. Chicken Biryani is a dish prepared with basmati rice and chicken. Daal Makhani lentils cooked in a creamy sauce and the delicious dessert Gulab Jamun which is fries dough balls soaked in syrup. A bonus for this lesson is learning how to make the cooling sauce,Raita. February will be delicious creamy dishes-Chicken Makhni(Butter Chicken), Gobhi Masala (cauliflower cooked in a thicksauce), and Kheer-the delicious Indian Rice Pudding. March will be a vegetarian feast. Learn how to make Chana Masala (chickpeas in sauce), Palak Paneer (Indian cheese cubes in a spinach curry) and Puri (fried bread). April will feature a festive menu: Chicken Tikka Masala (marinated and grilled chicken cubes cooked in a creamy sauce), Matar Pulao (rice with peas) and Gaja Halwa (carrot dessert). Instructor: Bhawana Scaer.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Indian Cooking Brambleton (ages 18+) 32062 5/13/2017 - 5/13/2017 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Sa Brambleton Info
Register Indian Cooking Brambleton (ages 18+) 32063 6/10/2017 - 6/10/2017 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Sa Brambleton Info
Register Indian Cooking for Teens 32064 6/20/2017 - 6/20/2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Sa Brambleton Info
Indian Cooking (ages 18+, April-May, W)
Add some flavor to your spring menu! April will feature a festive menu: Chicken Tikka Masala (marinated and grilled chicken cubes cooked in a creamy sauce), Matar Pulao (rice with peas) and Gaja Halwa (carrot dessert). May will feature a unique combination of North and South India! Chicken Vindaloo is a spicy and tangy chicken dish flavored with peppers, garlic and vinegar. Malai Kofta is made with potato cheese balls in a creamy sauce. And of course-don’t forget the staple Indian bread Roti. Instructor: Bhawana Scaer.
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Register Indian Cooking Green Ridge (ages 18+, May 17, W) 22194 5/17/2017 - 5/17/2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM W Green Ridg Info
Intermediate Spanish
Already know some basic spanish but want to take your language skills to the next level? This class is for you. Brush up on your conversational skills and reinforce what you have already learned. Class is 8 weeks.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Intermediate Spanish (ages 18+) 21000 4/26/2017 - 6/14/2017 5:45 PM - 6:45 PM W Green Ridg Info
Intro to Photoshop
Learn how to enhance photos using the # 1 photo editing software in the world: Adobe Photoshop. Get a basic introduction to Photoshop's tools, layers, and adjustments. Finally, we will experiment with colorizing a black and white photo; bring your own sample if you wish.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Intro to Photoshop (ages 18+) 33162 9/5/2017 - 9/5/2017 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Tu South Co L Info
Register Intro to Photoshop (ages 18+) 33163 9/28/2017 - 9/28/2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Th South Co L Info
Introduction to Excel 2016
Let’s stick with the basics in this Excel 2016 class. We will teach you how to navigate this spreadsheet program, format and edit cells, create simple formulas, use autosum and autofill, and print. Prerequisite:
• Basic computer skills
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Introduction to Excel 2016 (ages 18+) 33115 5/4/2017 - 5/4/2017 2:00 AM - 4:00 PM Th Vinton Lib Info
Register Introduction to Excel 2016 (ages 18+) 33117 5/15/2017 - 5/15/2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM M Glenvar Li Info
iPad for Beginners
Want to get the most out of your iPad? Learn all of the basics you need to get started in this introductory course, including hardware features, navigating the device, getting connected to Wi-Fi, downloading apps, working with settings, and more. Prerequisites:
• Bring your iPad to class
• Know your Apple ID and password*
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register iPad for Beginners (ages 18+) 33150 7/11/2017 - 7/11/2017 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Tu South Co L Info
iPad III
If our previous classes have left you wanting more, come join us again as we delve further into iPad’s fun and functional features. We will talk in more detail about using the Camera; find out how to organize using Calendars and Reminders; and keep in touch with friends and family using Contacts, Messages, and FaceTime. We will also cover the new iCloud feature, Keychain, and much more. This class is for users of iOS7. Some covered Camera features are only available on iPad 3 or later. Prerequisites:
• Understand basic iPad operation
• Know your Apple ID and password*
• Bring your iPad to class
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register iPad III (ages 18+) 33154 7/25/2017 - 7/25/2017 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Tu South Co L Info
iPad the Next Step
If you feel comfortable with the iPad basics, it’s time to take your knowledge and confidence to the next step. We’ll zero in on more settings, including those for keeping your device secure and protecting your privacy; learn more about using the popular browser, Safari; discover how to back up your iPad; and discuss many of iCloud’s great features. Prerequisites:
• Understand basic iPad operation
• Know your Apple ID and password*
• Bring your iPad to class
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register iPad: The Next Step (ages 18+) 33151 7/18/2017 - 7/18/2017 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Tu South Co L Info
iPhone for Beginners
Discover the world of the iPhone, including phone functions, camera tips, Internet tricks, and useful apps. We’ll also talk about the benefits of Apple’s iCloud. Prerequisites:
• iPhone 5 or higher with iOS 9 or higher operating system
• Know your Apple ID and password*
• Bring your iPhone to class
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register iPhone for Beginners (ages 18+) 33104 5/15/2017 - 5/15/2017 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM M South Co L Info
Register iPhone for Beginners (ages 18+) 33157 8/14/2017 - 8/14/2017 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM M South Co L Info
iPhone: The Next Step
Have you been using your iPhone for a while but aren’t sure whether you’re using it to its full potential? Take this class and fall in love with your iPhone again. We will cover how to use Calendar, Contacts, Music, and more. Prerequisites:
• iPhone 5 or higher with iOS 9 or higher operating system
• Understand basic iPhone operation
• Know your Apple ID and password*
• Bring your iPhone to class
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register iPhone: The Next Step (ages 18+) 33105 5/16/2017 - 5/16/2017 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Tu South Co L Info
Register iPhone: The Next Step (ages 18+) 33159 8/21/2017 - 8/21/2017 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM M South Co L Info
Italian Cooking (ages 18+)
Do you love Ravioli but going out to a restaurant can sometimes be a hassle?  Want to start a new tradition for the holidays?  Learn how to make your own pasta from scratch.  Make your own dough, filling, and a simple sauce to dress your new creation!  This class will include recipes for cheese and spinach fillings and dough for ravioli. Once you get the basics the sky is the limit!  No fancy tools or gimmicky nick-knacks.  Plus helpful tips to ensure your success at home.  Bring traditional Old World pasta from our family to yours.  Class will run about three hours and feature rotating stations to make sure everyone can participate in the process.  Get a taste of all the class work and learn how to make simple pasta to enjoy fresh or freeze for a quick meal when time is short. Instructor: Brad Pully.
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Waitlist Italian Cooking (ages 18+, May 9, Tu) 22225 5/9/2017 - 5/9/2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Tu Green Ridg Info
Kid's Art
Open up the world of art for your child. This class will visit a variety of subject matter and art materials. The techniques included are drawing, painting, collage and mixed media. Fee includes all supplies. Four week class.
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Cancelled Kid's Art (ages 6-9) 32109 4/10/2017 - 5/22/2017 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM M Brambleton Info
Register Kid's Art (ages 6-9) (copy) 32991 7/9/2017 - 7/31/2017 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM M Brambleton Info
Kids Paint Day (Valentines Day)
Spread the love with this Valentine’s Day paint party. Who needs grown ups and hors d’oeuvres when you have kids and Hardees Biscuits! Sign your kids up for a morning of painting and creating just like the fun ones we grown ups get to do. Paint step by step with the easy to follow instructions with the instructor: Katie Reed. All supplies are included.
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Register Kids Paint Day (ages 6+) 32088 5/13/2017 - 5/13/2017 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM Sa Brambleton Info
Little Known Secrets of Paying for College
The cost of college education is higher than ever. How will you afford this expense? This can't miss class will teach you how to send your children to the college of their dreams without bankrupting your own retirement. You will discover strategies that may enable you to quailfy for financial aid and minimize your tax exposure- giving you greater cash flow for funding a college education. Instructors: Franklin Butler Jr., Jennifer Rose.
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Register Little Known Secrets of Paying for College (ages 18+) 32110 5/24/2017 - 5/24/2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM W Brambleton Info
Register Little Known Secrets of Paying for College (ages 18+) 32655 7/18/2017 - 7/18/2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM W Brambleton Info
Marbled Paper Workshop
Have you ever noticed the fancy swirled fronts and backs of old books? Or maybe, the ends of pages? That is marbled paper and it is easy and fun to make! In this class, you can make your own paper as art, use it in collages or make your own cards. Bring a bagged lunch and give it a try to see how much fun it is! There will be a supplies list sent, once minimum is met, to purchase. 4 hr. class. Instructor: Michael Farrar.
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Register Marbled Paper Workshop 31228 6/20/2017 - 6/20/2017 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Tu Brambleton Info
Master Watercolor Series
Learn from an award-winning, master watercolor instructor during this specially designed series. The class will be spent learning to paint from student's photos of models, learning new techniques to emphasize facial structure, shading and texture through watercolors. Created for all skills levels- beginners welcome! Supply list furnished once minimum registration is met. Six week class. Instructor: Suzanne Ross.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Master Watercolor Series (ages 18+) 31169 4/3/2017 - 5/8/2017 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM M Brambleton Info
Medicare Made Easy
You have been told that you are eligible for Medicare, but what does that really mean? This educational presentation will help you understand the Medicare program and what you need to do to make the right decisions for yourself regarding your medical and prescription drug needs. Presenter: Lynn Atkinson MBA, HIA, SCLA, AAI.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Medicare Decisions Made Easy (ages 55+) 32120 5/13/2017 - 5/13/2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Sa Brambleton Info
Next Step
Come dive right in to the clay with us as you use your skills learned in the absolute beginner’s pottery course. You will continue your basic methods for finishing and glazing your pieces. Class fee includes studio time during select times when classes aren't in session and the firing of pieces made during the ten week term. Clay must be purchased through Brambleton Center at $25/25 pounds. Prerequisite: Absolute Beginners Pottery. Instructor: Carlos Dowling.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Absolute Beginners Pottery (ages 18+) 32770 6/29/2017 - 8/31/2017 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Th Brambleton Info
Register Next Step Pottery (ages 18+) 32104 4/6/2017 - 6/8/2017 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Th Brambleton Info
Register Next Step Pottery (ages 18+) 32776 6/29/2017 - 8/31/2017 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Th Brambleton Info
Oil Painting
Have a passion for painting? This course will cover surface preparation, palette layout, materials handling, color and shading techniques. Great for beginners, those who have painted with acrylics, or those who want to brush up on their skills. Six week program. First canvas is included in cost! Instructor: Michael Farrar.

*Note: supply list will now be given at the first class, not prior to class. Basic art supplies will be supplied during the first class.*
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Cancelled Oil Painting (ages 18+) 31128 4/26/2017 - 5/31/2017 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM W Brambleton Info
Register Oil Painting (ages 18+) 31219 7/12/2017 - 8/16/2017 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM W Brambleton Info
Paint Your Pet
Paint a portrait of your beloved furry family member. What? I'm not an artist! Fear not- our artists pre-sketch your pet on the canvas for you from photos that you email to us. Complete with a step by step guide on how to paint your pet. Just submit your favorite photo of your pet to reedphotographyva@gmail.com. Instructor: Katie Reed.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Waitlist Paint Your Pet (ages 12+) 32086 5/18/2017 - 5/18/2017 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Th Brambleton Info
Pinterest 101
How many times have you found something on the Internet that you wanted to remember, such as a delicious recipe, creative design idea, or great landscaping inspiration? Start organizing your favorites with Pinterest. This popular, easy-to-use social media site allows you to set up any number of online bulletin boards – Recipes, Design Favorites, and Landscaping Ideas, for example – so you can “pin” the things you love to the boards for quick access in the future. Prerequisite:
• Basic computer and Internet skills
• Current email address or Facebook account and passwords to each
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Pinterest 101 (ages 18+) 33161 8/24/2017 - 8/24/2017 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Th Hollins Li Info
Portraits in Oil
Learn how to acquire a likeness of yourself or a loved one in Oils. Bring a photograph (5x7 or 8x10) in size that has a simple background , so that you can learn to study the structure of the face and head. Discover how to find the correct proportions using warm and cool colors and correct values to flesh out your portrait. First canvas is included in cost! *Note: supply list will now be given at the first class, not prior to class. Basic art supplies will be supplied during the first class.* Six week class. Instructor: Michael Farrar.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Portraits in Oil (ages 18+) 31129 4/25/2017 - 5/30/2017 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Tu Brambleton Info
Register Portraits in Oil (ages 18+) 31220 7/11/2017 - 8/15/2017 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Tu Brambleton Info
Pottery Courses
The Brambleton Center offers a well equipped studio to create original works of clay in both wheel and freeform. Equipment includes 13 electric wheels, a slab roller, and an assortment of tools and accessories for shaping and sculpting the clay. A variety of glazes are mixed in the studio offering about 23 colors. Class fee also includes utilizing the studio on your own during select times when classes aren't in session and the firing of pieces made during the 10 week term. Clay must be purchased through Brambleton Center at $25/25 pounds. Saturday will be an open workshop opportunity for those currently registered in a Pottery class. All pottery classes are ten week programs.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Advanced Pottery 32772 6/26/2017 - 8/28/2017 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM M Brambleton Info
Waitlist Pottery - Monday Afternoon (ages 18+) 32071 4/3/2017 - 6/12/2017 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM M Brambleton Info
Cancelled Pottery - Monday Night (age 18+) 32073 4/3/2017 - 6/9/2017 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM M Brambleton Info
Register Pottery - Monday Night (age 18+) 32771 6/26/2017 - 9/1/2017 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM M Brambleton Info
Register Pottery (ages 18+, Th) 32076 4/6/2017 - 6/8/2017 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM Th Brambleton Info
Register Pottery (ages 18+, Th) 32775 6/29/2017 - 8/31/2017 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM Th Brambleton Info
Register Pottery (ages 18+, Tu) 32105 4/4/2017 - 6/7/2017 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM Tu Brambleton Info
Register Pottery (ages 18+, Tu) 32773 6/20/2017 - 8/29/2017 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM Tu Brambleton Info
Register Pottery (ages 18+, W) 32106 4/5/2017 - 6/7/2017 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM W Brambleton Info
Register Pottery (ages 18+, W) 32774 6/28/2017 - 8/30/2017 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM W Brambleton Info
Register Pottery Party (ages 18+) 32114 5/6/2017 - 5/6/2017 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM Sa Brambleton Info
PowerPoint for Beginners
Create effective and interesting presentations that will wow your audience using America’s most popular presentation software. After a basic overview, you’ll learn how to design slides, add effects, create and view slide shows, and discover the different ways to print slides. Prerequisite:
• Basic computer and Internet skills
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Introduction to Powerpoint 2016 (ages 18+) 33113 5/18/2017 - 5/18/2017 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Th Vinton Lib Info
Puppy Kindergarten (ages 18+)
Does your puppy need some direction? Cute and adorable as they are-they just sometimes have difficulty listening and bad habits continue! This six week course is designed for puppies aged 10-24 weeks old. Your puppy will socialize off-leash with other puppies and people. Exercises include Name Recognition, Touch, Sit, Drop It, Down, Off, Gotcha, Come, Agility, and Pass the Puppy. Discussion topics include puppy development, house-training, chewing, grooming, play-biting, reading puppies' body language, building confidence, and extensive socialization outside of the class. Instructor: High Hopes Dog Training.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Puppy Kindergarten Green Ridge (ages 18+, May-June, Tu) 22220 5/16/2017 - 6/20/2017 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Tu Green Ridg Info
Sites for Book Lovers
Not sure what to read next? Using Goodreads and other online resources, we will help you find new books based on what you like to read, record what you’ve read, rate books you like … and those you don’t, share what you’ve read with your friends, join discussion groups with other book lovers, and even talk to authors.
Prerequisite:
• Basic computer understanding
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Sites for Book Lovers (ages 18+) 33119 6/1/2017 - 6/1/2017 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Th Vinton Lib Info
Succulents 101
Come learn how to take care of indoor succulent plants – planting, propagation, and everything in between! As part of the class, you will plant and take home your own starter pot of succulents. They are sure to liven up any sunny windowsill! Instructor: Kathleen Reed, Virginia Cooperative Extension Agent.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Succulents 101 (18+) 31240 6/17/2017 - 6/17/2017 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Sa Brambleton Info
Swing Roanoke Dance Lessons (ages 18+, April-June)
Want a new way to have fun and exercise? Swing Roanoke will be teaching classes to keep your feet moving all winter long! Each six week series of classes will cover various swing dances like East Coast Swing, 20's or 30's Charleston, Lindy Hop, and others. No partner is required and those with two left feet are welcome! No matter how many times you have come before-classes will have fresh material to learn in each series! Classes include one hour of instruction followed by practice time. Instruction by Swing Roanoke. April/May's class will be 3-Count Hustle. May/June's will be Swing 101.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Swing Roanoke Dance Lessons (ages 18+, April-May, Tu) 22242 4/18/2017 - 5/23/2017 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Tu Green Ridg Info
Register Swing Roanoke Dance Lessons (ages 18+, May-July, Tu) 22243 5/30/2017 - 7/11/2017 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Tu Green Ridg Info
Swing Roanoke Dance Social (ages 18+, April-May)
Looking for something new and fun to do on Friday nights? Join Swing Roanoke for our swing dance social! No partner is required and we hold an introduction class from 7pm-7:30pm (tailored to those who come) with the social to follow from 7:30pm-9:30pm! Come just as you are even if you have two left feet! It's a deal of a lesson and dance for only $5 per person! Themes for dances: April is Sock Hop. May is "May" I Have This Dance.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Swing Roanoke Dance Social (ages 18+, May 19, F) 22241 5/19/2017 - 5/19/2017 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM F Green Ridg Info
Transform Your Mindset, Metabolism & Motivation
Do you bounce from task to task reactively putting out fires most of the day? In this workshop you will learn how to stop and breathe. We will also learn the 4 secrets to jumpstart your metabolism. What is “clean” eating? How do you get more greens into your diet? Learn about addictive ingredients in processed foods and get the skinny on good fats and carbs vs. bad fats and carbs. We will discuss effective ways to get more activity in your life and teach you that you don’t have to spend hours at the gym or on a treadmill. Instructor: Nicole Pardon, Certified Holistic Health Coach.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Transform Your Mindset, Metabolism & Motivation (18+) 31238 6/10/2017 - 6/10/2017 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Sa Brambleton Info
Tribal Belly Dancing
Have you ever wanted to experience the movement of belly dancing? Belly Dance is a body friendly dance form that expands and stretches, range of motion, of the shoulders, hips and knees. Circular patterned movements, lifts and drops and isolation of muscle groups are the focus of many of the universally taught dance moves and the troop specific dance moves. Instructor Valerie Brugh has been the Artistic Director and lead instructor of Rogue Reflections Belly Dance Troops here in the Roanoke Valley, at West Lake and in Goodview, for the last three years. All supplies are provided.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Cancelled Tribal Belly Dancing (ages 18+) 27009 5/8/2017 - 6/12/2017 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM M Green Ridg Info
Watercolor
Enjoy a simplified step-by-step process while you learn to express yourself through watercolors. This class for the beginning student includes techniques such as wet paint on dry paper, wet into wet, lost edges, color glazing, color mixing, palette layout and different brush techniques. Sound composition in both still lifes and landscapes will also be covered. *Note: supply list will now be given at the first class, not prior to class. Basic art supplies will be supplied during the first class. Must bring own watercolor paper to class* Instructor: Michael Farrar.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Waitlist Watercolor (ages 18+) 31139 4/26/2017 - 5/31/2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM W Brambleton Info
Register Watercolor (ages 18+) 31224 7/12/2017 - 8/16/2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM W Brambleton Info
Word 2016 Basics - Part 1
This class is for those who have used Word but want to learn some of the finer points of the program, such as creating a bulleted list, page setup, inserting an image, and attaching a document to email. Prerequisites:
• Familiarity with mouse and keyboard
• Basic familiarity with Word
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Word 2016: Just the Basics (ages 18+) 33107 6/1/2017 - 6/1/2017 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Tu Hollins Li Info
Word Basics - Part 1
This class will get you started with the latest version of Microsoft Word. Covered topics include: navigating the interface, opening/saving/printing documents, basic text editing and formatting, and cut/copy/paste. Prerequisite:
• Basic computer skills
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Word Basics - Part 1 (ages 18+) 33164 9/7/2017 - 9/7/2017 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Th Hollins Li Info
Word Basics - Part 2
A continuation of Word Basics Part I. Covered topics include inserting images, using spell check, creating outlines, and alignment and spacing. Prerequisite:
• Word Basics Part I or comparable skill level.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Word Basics - Part 2 (ages 18+) 33165 9/14/2017 - 9/14/2017 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Th Hollins Li Info
Blues Band (ages 18+)
Instructional band for guitar, harmonica (key of C), keyboard, ukulele and bass students with two months of previous lessons. Perform real blues songs. Bring instrument to class. Eight week program. Instructor: Randolph Walker.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Waitlist Blues Band (ages 18+) 32096 4/27/2017 - 6/15/2017 7:05 PM - 8:20 PM Th Brambleton Info
Cigar Box Band(ages 12+)
Learn to play your Cigar Box guitar. Instructor Randoph Walker.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Cigar Box Band(ages 12+) 32555 4/27/2017 - 6/1/2017 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Th Brambleton Info
Guided Autobiography (ages 18+)
Do you have a story to tell? Do you want to record your memories as a legacy for your family? This Guided Autobiography course is a fun and inspiring way to do it. Each participant will create a 'life portfolio' of memoirs, written with guided suggestions in a friendly, supportive environment. Collections can be illustrated with photos, recipes and other memorabilia. Bring writing materials (laptops allowed). Four week program. Instructor: Karen Adams.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Cancelled Guided Autobiography (ages 18+) 32056 4/27/2017 - 5/18/2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Th Brambleton Info
Harmony Band (ages 12+)
Instructional band with a focus on vocal harmony. Also open to instrumentalists (guitar, keyboard, ukulele, mandolin, bass) with two months of previous lessons. Eight week program. Instructor: Randolph Walker.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Harmony Band (ages 12+) 32094 4/24/2017 - 6/19/2017 7:05 PM - 8:20 PM M Brambleton Info
Metal Detecting (ages 16+)
Looking for a new hobby? In this class you will learn the code of ethics, types of detectors, terminology, safety, and areas to hunt. Instructor Ed Francisco will also show you the proper techniques to retrieve your finds. All supplies for class are included.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Metal Detecting (ages 16+) 32069 5/9/2017 - 5/23/2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Tu Brambleton Info
Vegan Cooking (ages 18+)
Ever wondered what it means to be a vegan, and what a vegan meal might look like? Come find out just how easy it is to create meals from scratch in this interactive class. The meals you will be making along side the instructor will us very simple ingredients. Instructor: Heather Richardson.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Vegan Cooking (ages 18+) 32100 4/29/2017 - 4/29/2017 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Sa Brambleton Info