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Personal Enrichment Course Schedule

For questions about any of these classes or how to register, please contact Lisa Webb at 252.493.7317 or lawebb292@my.pittcc.edu.

Arts/Creative

ID#CourseDatesDaysTimeCostLocation
163318Circle Rug Workshop6/1Sa1p-3p$90TBA
164326Watercolor Basics4/9-5/28T6:30p-9p$59COA
164330Watercolor Painting4/10-5/29W9:30a-12p$49GCC
164332Watercolor Painting4/10-5/29W1:30p-4p$49GCC

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Computer/Technology

ID#CourseDatesDaysTimeCostLocation
164324Microsoft Excel6/3-6/24M5:30p-7:30p$59CER 147

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Dance

ID#CourseDatesDaysTimeCostLocation
160287Shag Dance - Beginner6/3-7/1M7p-8p$59.55CER 204
160288Shag Dance - Beginner7/8-7/29M7p-8p$59.55CER 204
160284Shag Dance - Intermediate6/3-7/1M8p-9p$59.55CER 204
160286Shag Dance - Intermediate7/8-7/29M8p-9p$59.55CER 204

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Language & Writing

ID#CourseDatesDaysTimeCostLocation
164148Conversational Spanish5/21-7/9T6p-8p$60CER 247
163739Creative Writer's Toolbox5/21-8/6T6p-9p$99CER 144

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Leisure Activities

ID#CourseDatesDaysTimeCostLocation
163754Building Your Own Veggie Garden5/16Th5:30p-7p$19T25
163755Herb Gardening 1015/21T5:30p-7p$59T25
163756Herb Gardening 1016/6Th5:30p-7p$59T25
163757Houseplants 1015/30Th6p-7p$19T25
163758Houseplants 1016/13Th6p-7p$19T25

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Course Descriptions

15 Invaluable Laws of Growth

Discover what it means to tap into your unlimited potential and become all that
you can be! The most published author on the topic of Leadership in the world, John C. Maxwell, has turned his attention to the subject of personal growth. Why? Because John has practiced personal growth his entire life and attributes his remarkable success to his commitment to becoming a lifelong learner. 1 hours.  

AAA Roadwise

Pitt County Safe Communities Coalition in conjunction with Pitt Community College offers the AAA-approved Roadwise course. This course covers a variety of topics for drivers ages 50+. Pre-registration and payment are required. Note: Completion of this course in no way guarantees any privileges or rights under NC applicable law. 4 hours.  

Abstract Painting

In this short Abstract Painting course, you will be introduced to the joy of being artfully abstract, developing your own visual language, without the usual boundaries and expectations. You will gain confidence to explore the freedom of expressing your inner and outer landscapes with fun, unconventional techniques. We will explore watercolor and acrylic painting while learning the principles of design and how to expand that into your own creative voice. 4 hours.  

Adult Art Camp

Let kids have all the fun? No way! Join us for a full week of fun and excitement creating art at Adult Art Camp! Participants will love creating a new project EVERY day. Projects include tie dye, mosaic pots, tassels and pom poms, paper flowers, and circle weaving! After this week of camp, you will take home at least five projects to decorate your home and personal space. All materials provided plus an experienced art instructor. For ages 18 and over. Instructor: Brittany Lauterbach. 10 hours.  

All About Patterns

Students will get a full tour of the outside envelope and then learn how to purchase all that is needed to complete the pattern project from diagrams to instructions. 2 hours.

American Sign Language

You will be introduced to the fundamental elements of American Sign Language within a cultural context to develop basic expressive and receptive skills. Upon completion, you will be able to comprehend and respond with grammatical accuracy in American Sign Language and demonstrate cultural awareness. Textbook required: American Sign Language Phrasebook & DVD by Lou Fant and Barbara Bernstein Fant). Instructor: Nicole Franklin. 8 hours. 

B4U Sew

Students will learn about fabric, sewing terminology, how to read a pattern, how to measure for proper fitting, basic hand sewing stitches, and finally, there will be a total discussion and demonstration on a sewing machine. Instructor: Elizabeth Weidner. 8 hours.

Basic Computer Skills

The objective of the Basic Computer Skills class is to provide students with basic knowledge of Microsoft Office applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. There will also be opportunities to provide other computer skills based on the needs of the students. 10 hours.

Basic Pistol

You will be introduced to the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary for owning and using a pistol safely. You will learn about pistol parts and operation, ammunition, gun safety, pistol shooting fundamentals, and pistol shooting activities. If you are bringing your own gun to the range, you must provide your own factory ammo. If you are “renting” from the instructor, you will need to bring $40 cash to the class to pay the instructor for ammunition. Bring safety glasses and hearing protection. Classroom portion is held at the Greenville Center. Upon registration, you will receive an email with instructions. For further questions, contact Lisa Webb at 493-7317. Instructor: Robert James. 9 hours.

Becoming a Person of Influence

How to Positively Impact the Lives of Others – Whatever your vocation or aspiration, you can increase your impact on others by Becoming a Person of Influence. Learn simple, insightful ways to interact more positively with others, and watch your personal and organizational success go off the charts. Managers will see their employees respond with new enthusiasm. Parents will connect with their children on a deeper level. Coaches will see their clients blossom. Speakers will reach more people. And salespeople will break records. With influence, you can achieve success at home, at work, and in every other area of life. John C. Maxwell has spent his life raising up influencers. With humor, heart, and unique insight, he shares what he has gleaned from decades of experience in both business and nonprofit arenas. Best of all, these insights are practical and easy to apply to everyday life. 3 hours.

Beginner/Intermediate Casting

In this course, we will cover the steps to a successful introduction to casting with cuttlefish. Using cuttlefish is an age-old practice and provides an introduction to melting metal and casting. You will learn how to cast and create a final piece of jewelry with your cuttlefish casting. Tools are provided, however, we do ask you bring $10 check or cash for supplies on the first night. Instructor: Lisette Fee. 10 hours.

Beginner/Intermediate Pottery Wheel

Learn the steps to making successful throwing pottery on the potter’s wheel. We will focus on surface decoration and glazing. Tools are provided, however, you must purchase your own clay for $20 a bag. Cash or check accepted at class. Instructor: Lacey Hargroder. 18 hours.

Beginner’s Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Spend time on the water and learn everything you need to get started in the sport of Stand Up Paddle Boarding. You’ll be introduced to the basic strokes and receive personalized instruction to improve your balance and comfort on the board. We will cover important gear and safety concepts before we practice moving from a seated position, to a kneeling position, and to a standing position, remounting our board after falling (or jumping!) in the water, along with basic paddle strokes. This is a great way to build a new skill set or improve upon what you already know about paddle boarding. Paddle boards, paddles, and safety equipment are provided! This is a great class to take in preparation for SUP Yoga. Riverside Recreation. 5 Hours.

Beginning Quilting

Students will learn about fabric, quilt terminology and how to use a rotary cutter properly and safely. Join us to create a simple small quilt using a rotar cutter, mat and rulers. You will learn how to sew a ¼ ” seam, measure for sashing, how to bind and attach the binding. Materials list will be emailed to students before class.

Beginning Sewing: Lounge Pants

Students will learn how to make a basic pair of lounge pants. Skills learned will be pattern and fabric, sewing a straight stitch, how to make a casing, and measuring for elastic and basic hems. Instructor: Elizabeth Weidner. 8 hours.

Beginning Wire Work Jewelry

Using beads and wire, learn to create your own earrings, bracelets, and necklaces with a few simple techniques. Supplies will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own beads, wire, and jewelry-making pliers. Instructor: Elizabeth Steiner. 6 hours.

Belly Dance Fusion Fitness

Join us for a modern take on classical belly dance. We will combine traditional moves with current pop, R&B, and hip-hop hits. There are many health benefits for those who practice this form of dance, including posture and muscle toning, weight loss, stress reduction, brighter and clearer skin, better sleep, decreased back pain, and increased self-esteem and confidence! Instructor: Mikkaka Overstreet. 6 hours.

Birdhouses and Feeders!

Using slab building and templates, students will create a beautiful home for a small bird family. You an also add holes and a dish to turn it into a functional bird feeder. All creations will be able to hang when finished. We will paint our work with colored underglaze and coat in clear glaze. When complete, they will be weatherproof and food safe. Instructor: Alexis Davis. 3 hours.

Build the Business of Your Dreams

When you launched your company, you dreamed of the freedom it would provide. Plenty of cash to achieve your financial goals, a talented team to help run the business and time to enjoy the good things in life. But building the business has been much harder than you expected! Many days, there are more questions than answers, and it can be tough to know where to turn for help or what steps to take next to evolve your business. Where Do You Feel Stuck? Need leads, sales, and revenue growth? Need a team of winners, not strugglers? Need to get control of your cashflow? Need to get your business ready to sell? In this class, you’ll learn about our 21 Silver Bullets and how to make them multipliers in your business right away!
Who this is for: Small, family or franchise business owners who want to increase your profitability, build an amazing team, and free up your time, this class if for you. According to research, out of every 100 independently owned small businesses, about 90% of them will fail within 10 years. This is very sad, but true. BONUS: With your registrationaccess ebook: Six Silver Bullets to Grow Any Business Fast https://hub.abalancedlifeforyou.com/ebook 4 hours.

Building Your Own Veggie Garden

Topics will include but are not limited to: learning the differences between warm weather/cool weather veggies, growing in-ground, in containers, and in raised beds. More topics include companion planting, vertical gardening, starting from seed vs. buying transplants, pruning, attracting bees, and pest control. Instructor: J. Carlson. 1.5 hours. 

CCW Legal Update

Do you have your NC Concealed Carry permit and need to update or renew it? Then this is the class for you! You will be updated on NC laws and will be able to re-take the test. *.22 caliber or single action revolvers are not allowed in this course. All firearms must be clean and functioning. 2.5 hours. 

Cadence: Majorette

Cadence is a Majorette-styled dance class that will take you through stand and field choreography. All sequences are taught to HBCU-styled Marching Band Music, and the class follows a warm-up, stand, field show format. If you’re looking for a fun way to work out and build your confidence, this class is for you! 6 hours.

Canva: The Possibilities Are Endless

Learn how to use Canva to create everything from print to YouTube and more! 2 hours.

Chaos to Clarity

Are you struggling to balance life and work responsibilities? Does it seem like there is never enough time to get it all done? Do you feel disconnected from your spouse or children? If you said yes, this class is for you. This introduction class will show you how to calm the chaos, regain control and reclaim your life. Chaos to Clarity contains tools and resources to help you save more time, energy and money in your life which can improve the quality of your relationships, improve your health and so much more. 8 hours.

Circle Rug Workshop

You won’t beWEAVE it! Participants will create their own beautiful circle rug with yarn and fabric scraps while learning simple weaving techniques. All materials provided plus experienced art instructor. Instructor: Brittany Lauterbach. 2 hours.

Classical Music: A Primer

Come learn about music for upcoming PCC Symphony Orchestra concerts. Explore the traditions of Western art music via the structure, style, and composers of music before attending the concerts! Course content will include listening, lecture, discussion, an introduction to score reading and conducting, and a hands-on introduction to orchestral instruments. No previous musical experience required. 2 hours.

Container Gardening 101: Back to Basics

In this class, students will need to bring a container from home that fits their home space to make their own container garden. They will learn about the history of container gardening, the plant science behind it, how to create a container garden and proper upkeep of their garden. They will explore ornamental and edible gardens.  6 hours.

Conversational Spanish

This will be a weekly Spanish class in which the student will learn Spanish in everyday situations. The class begins with the alphabet and basic greetings and will move on to include the following: telling time, asking for directions, and how to order food. 16 hours.

Conversational Spanish II

You will continue practicing the vocabulary learned in the previous course, and enriching your oral skill on new topics such as vacations, shopping, and professions, etc. Also, grammatic points such as distinguishing when to use the verb SER & ESTAR, and SABER & CONOCER will also be discussed. 16 hours.

Core Communication

Attend the premier applied interpersonal communication skills course-Core Communications. In Core, you will learn six talking skills and five listening skills for resolving conflicts, making decisions, solving problems, and negotiating more effectively. These practical communication skills strengthen your relationships and increase your personal and professional opportunities. Through this program, you can expect to develop the confidence that you need to communicate effectively in any situation. Create faster, better resolutions to conflicts, and increase your personal power and influence. Choose specific approaches for handling difficult conversations, and reducing interpersonal tension and stress. 12 hours.

Creating a Budget Confidently

Are you curious about budgeting? Do you want to manage money better, but you feel clueless about where to start? Budgeting is the starting point! Join us for a fun and easy-to-understand workshop and leave able to confidently create a budget that will get you back on track with money. Instructor: Heather Davis. 2 hours.

Creative Painting and Drawing Studio

A skill-building art-making course for adults ages 55+. In this program, participants learn and build on skills needed to draw and paint in a supportive, shared art-making studio environment with one-on-one instruction. All levels of experience are welcome. Instructor: Darlene Williams. 10 hours. 

Creative Writer’s Toolbox

Have you ever wanted to start writing but are not sure where to begin? Well, first you have to write…Now! This interactive creative writing workshop will teach you the basic tools of creative writing to get you energized and motivated to put words on the page. Instructor: C. Ruotolo. 36 hours. 

Creative Writing Seminar

Whether you are an inexperienced or experienced writer, this course is for you! The emphasis is on creativity, writing, and critique. Assignments are read anonymously and critiqued by class members and the instructor to work toward improved writing techniques and communication skills. Tip sheets on the elements of writing are supplemented by exercises. All genres of writing are welcome. Revision and submission for publication and competition are encouraged. 30 hours. 

Cricut Design Space

Get to know your Design Space. This class will help with making the cut and getting the most out of your designs. Students will also learn the cricut hacks to save you time, energy and money. 6 hours. 

Digital Storytelling

During a 2-hour intensive class, you will learn about the power of digital storytelling that can transform your social media presence across different platforms for personal branding, entrepreneurship, or any other public relations efforts. You will learn to effectively utilize various tools, including photography, videography, writing, and social media algorithms, to deliver and share your story and establish your brand identity. 1.5 hours. 

Dye Techniques

In this course, participants will learn the ins and outs of professional dye techniques.Topics include proper safety and handling,
supplies, folding styles, resists, icedye, shibori, and batik. Supply list will be sent to students beforehand. 8 hours. 

Texas Hold ‘Em Bootcamp

Take this class and you can join the game with confidence. Longtime enthusiast Charles Gullette will introduce you to the fun of poker and its variations. He’ll start with Texas Hold ‘Em, 7 Card Stud, and 5 Card Draw. You will learn poker etiquette and the rules of the game. Hand rankings, poker psychology, and betting and raising techniques are also part of the class. In addition to nightly instruction, you’ll begin to play poker, and the final night will be a class tournament. *Please note: This is NOT a gambling course. 11 hours.

Family Stories Workshop

Every family has stories to tell, but many are lost before they’re recorded. In this workshop, students will receive guidance in how to write and structure these stories and their own. Through a balance of lecture, stimulating memory exercises, discussion, and class feedback they will be able to create a permanent record of these stories for posterity. Instructor: Patsy O’Leary. 30 hours. 

Fun with Accordion

Calling all who are interested in learning to play the accordion – all level players are welcome! The main class objective for beginners is to learn to play at least one song by the end of the five weeks (although we typically work on several songs over a 5-week period). The class will break down the components of the songs and explore practice techniques to overcome your own individual challenges and advance your playing. For intermediate to advanced students, you will be challenged to overcome “roadblocks” that may have been holding you back. For everyone – a great time to socialize and make music with the accordion! 5 hours. 

Garden Gnomes and Totem Poles

Create a ceramic gnome to live in your garden or on your porch. We will use Hand Building techniques such as pinch pots and coil building to create the body of your gnome. Then we will use surface design and other hand building techniques to give our gnomes a style and personality of their own. All gnomes will be painted with underglaze and sealed with clear glaze so they will be safe to keep outdoors when completed. Instructor: Alexis Davis. 9 hours. 

Google for Beginners

Welcome to the world of Google Apps, if you are new to Google then this class is for you. Learn how to set up a Gmail account, create a Contact list, Chat with others, use the Calendar, Keep notes, learn Google Docs, how to share documents with others, create and organize your Drive, create a Google Form, and other apps if time allows.Instructor: Kim Gaylord. 12 hours.

Google Docs

Basic introduction to Google Docs. Learn to format letters, resumes, reports and more. Learn basic formatting skills, short cuts and editing tools to create your own documents and keep them organized and have the ability to convert them to pdf’s or Word documents. Instructor: Kim Gaylord.12 hours. 

Gardening DIY

Concerned about food shortages? Have you wondered if you could grow your own food in your backyard? Food independence is something we should all be thinking about, and gardening is for everyone no matter their background. Learn how to regain some independence over your food supply. This beginner gardening class will prepare you to grow food anywhere. Topics discussed will be soil, container growing. crop selection, growing vertically, seed starting, gardening for the season, and tips and tricks. You will also be provided with resources, and there will be a question and answer time. Sabrina Key is a wife, mom of four, entrepreneur and food independence, and gardening coach. In 2020 she decided that it was critically important to learn how to be more self-sufficient and regain some power over her food supply. Gardening quickly became a passion, and she started her blog Unexpected Gardener in 2021 and began to teach and empower others to grow their own food. Instructor: S. Key.

Hand Building Ceramic Planters

In this course students will learn basic hand-building skills with clay and surface design techniques. This course will demonstrate slab, pinch pot, and coil building techniques to create planter pots. Planters can be designed to hang or sit on a table. Surface design techniques will also be covered, including underglazes and inlay! Tools are provided, however, you must purchase your own clay ($10-$20) the first night of class. Instructor: Julienne Beblo. 15 hours.

Hand Building Dishes and Berry Bowls

In this course students will learn hump mold, coil building, and slab techniques to create dishes and berry bowls. This course will demonstrate hand-building methods for creating functional dishes. Hump molds and slabs will serve as the base of ceramic vessels onto which decorative footing and walls will be adding using coils or slabs. Dishes will be decorated with surface design techniques and underglazes for colorful or detailed finishes! Tools are provided, however, you must purchase your own clay ($10-$20) the first night of class. Instructor: Julienne Beblo. 15 hours. 

Health care and Your Retirement

This seminar addresses what steps investors should take to prepare for health care costs (including Medicare and long-term care costs) to help ensure their retirement savings stay healthy. This seminar is geared towards soon to be or recent retirees. Josh Sweeley-Edward Jones. 2 hours.

Herb Gardening 101

Participants will learn about the differences between warm and cold weather herbs, raised beds, and container gardening. They will also receive tips on how to grow from seed, pruning, harvesting, propagation, growing indoors to extend your growing season, and pest control. Participants will go home with a planter box with transplants and some seed starters. Instructor: J. Carlson.

Houseplants 101

Students will learn about the complex world of houseplants. Topics will include light requirements of different houseplants, proper soil, how to deal with pests, proper watering and fertilizing, pruning dead plants, creative ways to stake tall plants, rare and unusual plants, and which container is best for growing which houseplant. Students will also learn how to care for their plants when they go on vacation. Instructor: J. Carlson.

How to Become a REAL Success

Success is not a destination. It is a process – a lifelong strategy of building on strengths, minimizing weaknesses, and focusing on the people and points of life that are most important. In How to be a REAL Success, John Maxwell will help you understand the keys you need to succeed in life. Whether you are a civil servant or a corporate executive, you will achieve great things by understanding four very important success building areas: Relationships, Equipping, Attitude, and Leadership. How to be a REAL Success program is based on 4 books our of the 101 Series: Relationships 101, Equipping 101, Attitude 101 and Leadership 101.

How to Pay off  Debt for Good

Do you try to pay off debt and it seems like the balances never decrease? Does it feel like you’re in a cycle of paying off and then accumulating more debt again? It can feel so overwhelming and stressful to feel stuck in this cycle and feel like it will take years to become debt free. Join us as we take the intimidation and stress out of dealing with debt and learn how to pay off debt for good! 2 hours.

How to Save Money for Today and Tomorrow

Do you try to save money, only to need it for an expense that “popped up”? Your family makes good money, so where did it go? Even if you’re more of a spender, you can learn to live like a saver. Imagine how good it would feel to have money set aside for when you need it. 2 hours.

Intermediate Spanish

This class will encourage you to utilize the language by practicing describing your everyday life, the weather, greetings, and using all that you have learned to hold a simple conversation. Instructor: Bryan Williamson. 12 hours. 

Intro to Videography

Learn the latest industry trends and popular software in the world of videography. This course will touch on the foundations of operating your video camera as well as editing to convey your story or message. In this course, you will also learn the basics of developing your ability to capture great video images and audio. No experience is required.  Instructor: Timothy Bullock. 28 hours. 

Introduction to Crochet

In this course, participants will learn foundational crochet techniques to apply to a multitude of projects. This course covers terminology, how to read a pattern, yarn weights and styles, hook sizing, starting/finishing a project, and how to bring your own ideas to life. Learn with us and make your own clothes, home décor, gifts and more!Instructor: Brittany Lauterbach. 8 hours.

Crochet II

In this course, participants will learn how to build upon their existing foundation of crochet. Learn more detailed tips and tricks to crochet more smoothly. Students are encouraged to have their own individual project idea(s) that the instructor will help guide you through during this course. Less samples and more projects! Learn with us and make your own clothes, home décor, gifts and more! Instructor: Brittany Lauterbach. 8 hours. Cost: $80 hours.

Introduction to Interior Design

In this introductory overview, students will learn what it means to be a designer/decorator and what the role is all about. Topics that will be covered, are. Budgeting, online presence, networking, and organization. Resources such as color theory, lighting, space planning, drawing and rendering, concept boards as well as design projects. A list of materials the student will need on the first night of class will be emailed to the student in advance. 8 hours.  

Introduction to Jewelry Making

In this class, students will learn how to start and finish a piece, determine length, weight of the wires, and what to use. You will also learn how to recycle your old jewelry into a brand new piece using your beads. Each class you will learn how to make necklaces and earrings. A kit from Amazon will be required by the student on the first night of class. A link will be sent to you once registered. This class is in partnership with the Greenville Museum of Art. 2 hours.

Investing Fundamentals

Looking to invest and aren’t sure where to start? This course would define and answer: what is a stock, a bond, a mutual fund, a dividend, how to read ticker symbols, and what is a rate of return. Instructor: Shawn Wilson-Edward Jones. 2 hours.

Kayaking/Youth

This class is geared for ages 10-18 and will introduce you to the fundamentals of kayaking in a comfortable setting and at a relaxed pace. You will learn about proper strokes and paddling techniques and get the chance to practice those new skills at the beautiful Wildwood Park. Riverside Recreation’s ACA Certified Instructors will also teach the basics of water safety, trip planning, and how to have an enjoyable time on the water. After learning about safety, this class will launch as a group and continue small group instruction on a guided tour. Individual practice with paddling will be offered at the end of the course. This is a great way to build a new skill set or improve upon what you already know about kayaking. Riverside Recreation provides kayaks, paddles, and all necessary safety equipment. Wildwood Park. 6 hours.

Kayaking/Adult

This class is geared for ages 21+ and will introduce you to the fundamentals of kayaking in a comfortable setting and at a relaxed pace. You will learn about proper strokes and paddling techniques and get the chance to practice those new skills at the beautiful Wildwood Park. Riverside Recreation’s ACA Certified Instructors will also teach the basics of water safety, trip planning, and how to have an enjoyable time on the water. After learning about safety, this class will launch as a group and continue small group instruction on a guided tour. Individual practice with paddling will be offered at the end of the course. This is a great way to build a new skill set or improve upon what you already know about kayaking. Riverside Recreation provides kayaks, paddles, and all necessary safety equipment. Wildwood Park. 6 hours.

Kayaking/Seniors

This class is geared for ages 60+ and will introduce you to the fundamentals of kayaking in a comfortable setting and at a relaxed pace. You will learn about proper strokes and paddling techniques and get the chance to practice those new skills at the beautiful Wildwood Park. Riverside Recreation’s ACA Certified Instructors will also teach the basics of water safety, trip planning, and how to have an enjoyable time on the water. After learning about safety, this class will launch as a group and continue small group instruction on a guided tour. Individual practice with paddling will be offered at the end of the course. This is a great way to build a new skill set or improve upon what you already know about kayaking. Riverside Recreation provides kayaks, paddles, and all necessary safety equipment. Wildwood Park.6 hours.

Leadership & Life Skills 101/Young Adult

Do you feel like it has been hard to connect after Covid or struggle to find that connection in an ever changing technological world? If so, this class is for you. This course is geared toward helping the modern, young adult ages 18-23, discover the necessary skills that will ensure your success. No matter if your goals in life are to be a key asset in a major company or to be your own CEO, this course will help you build a strong foundation. In this course you will discover how to build your confidence, strengthen communication skills, cultivate a mindset for success, influence with integrity and lead by example. Topics include leadership, communication styles, time management, emotional management, refined goal setting and more. The overall intent is to elevate your interpersonal and intrapersonal communication skills, promote compassionate listeners, and adults who can adapt with ease. Register for this class and live your best life.

Leadership Development Through NLP Coaching

Develop essential leadership skills using NLP coaching principles. This class will guide you in becoming an exceptional leader in both your personal and professional life, fostering growth and success.3 hours.

Level Up Your Leadership/Youth

Unique opportunity for 13-17 year olds to work with a Certified Life
coach and NLP Practitioner. Rhonda Cimorelli has extracted proven strategies that work in the business world and adapted them into a format that is compatible and enjoyable for young adults.
This class is ideal for anyone who wants to control the chaos in their life. Topics include: how to deal with fear and anxiety, how to be a confident leader, communication skills, effective time management, and more. Instructor: Rhonda Cimorelli. 12 hours.

Level Up Your Leadership

Individuals have a unique opportunity to work with a Certified Life coach and NLP Practitioner who has achieved elite status in her company. She has extracted proven strategies that work in the business world and adapted them into a format that is compatible and enjoyable for adults at any stage of life. This class is ideal for entrepreneurs, managers, corporate leaders as well as parents who feel out of control and want to calm the chaos. Topics include: How to deal with fear and anxiety, How to be a confident leader, Communication skills, Effective time management, and more. Instructor: Rhonda Cimorelli. 12 hours.

Line Dance – Beginner

Come on out and learn line dances to all types of music from Southern Soul, R&B, and to Country music! This course starts with the basic steps of line dancing. Bring/wear your tennis shoes and comfortable clothing. Instructor: Laura Daniels. 8 hours.

Line Dance – Intermediate

Come on out and learn line dances to all types of music from Southern Soul, R&B, and to Country music! This course will be a bit more in-depth than the Basic Line Dance course.  Bring/wear your tennis shoes and comfortable clothing. Instructor: Laura Daniels. 8 hours.

Making a Mold: An Advanced Course

In this course, you will learn how to create your own custom one part mold. Using an organic or found object as a model to create a rubber mold on one side, you will learn how to inject your mold with wax and cast the object itself. You can then create jewelry or an object after casting said object. This is an advanced course and previous experience with casting is required. Tools are provided, however, we do ask you bring $10 check or cash for supplies on the first night. Instructor: Lisette Fee. 10 hours.

Master the Sewing Machine

Students will learn the parts of the sewing machine and how a stitch is made!  Take a tour of the accessories that come with the basic sewing machine, using the manual for your machine.  Learn proper needles and threads to use alone with basic machine maintenance.  Learn how to perform a basic cleaning for the bobbin area of the machine.  Learn other trouble-shooting for your machine, when to change the needle, when to rethread your machine, and how to check for tension adjustments.  Driving lessons, how to pivot, sew a straight line, and much more.  Instructor: Elizabeth Weidner. 6 hours.

Meal Planning to Save Time and Money

Are you tired of spending too much on food, multiple trips to the grocery store, and still no answer to “what’s for dinner”? When you learn this simple method for meal planning on a budget, you’ll save time and money and wish you’d known about it all along. Instructor: Heather Davis.  2 hours.

Microsoft Applications

This course will provide an introduction to MS Word, Excel, and Powerpoint with a basic knowledge on how to effectively use these software designs to enhance record keeping skills. Other subject matters may be discussed depending on the level of each student. Feel free to bring work related items you may have questions about! Instructor: Sherry Howell. 12 hours. 

Microsoft Excel

Would you like to become more comfortable with Microsoft Excel? Then this is the class for you! We will focus on Excel basics, navigating the interface, learning tools, performing calculations, creating simple formulas, and more. Instructor: Sherry Howell. 16 hours. 

New Horizons Band Beginner

New Horizons Band is for adult musicians, novice and experienced. Come learn, relearn and have fun making music. If you have never played, it’s ok. New Horizons Band will help you learn from the beginning or help you “relearn.” No auditions are required! Participants will need their own instrument. New Horizons Band plays for a variety of locations and activities in the community, such as senior living centers, senior social clubs, concerts, celebrations and community events. 26 hours.

NC Concealed Carry

Learn the aspects of the North Carolina Concealed Carry Handgun Law as they apply to the rights of citizens to carry a concealed handgun. You will also learn how to apply the fundamentals of safety and basic marksmanship. This course will be taught by an NRA Certified Instructor. If you are a first-time shooter, you will need to take the Basic Pistol class prior to this one. Please bring your Driver’s License/picture ID card to class and wear comfortable clothing. If you plan to “rent” a pistol from the instructor, you will need to bring $40 in cash for the instructor to pay for the ammunition. The classroom portion will be held at the Greenville Center. The last half of the class will be held at the range, and you will receive directions via email. .22 caliber or single action revolvers are not allowed. All firearms must be clean and functioning. For further questions, contact Lisa Webb at 252-493-7317. Instructor: Robert James. 9 hours.

NC Concealed Carry Instructor Refresher/Training

This class is four hours of legal updates for CCH Instructors and also serves as a refresher course for the trainers who haven’t been through the initial course in a number of years. The focus is on the new laws for 2023 and proposed admin code changes currently introduced. Overall, it is filling a much-needed niche for all CCH Instructors in NC. Instructor: Chad Thompson. 4 hours.

Nutrition Basics

Do you have a desire to change up your eating habits to be more healthy and balanced but are not sure where to start? Join us as we walk through the basics of nutrition, what defines a macronutrient and their importance, how to calculate your caloric intake based on your lifestyle and goals, as well as how to adapt your intake as things change. Take control of how you fuel your body through Nutrition Basics. Digital workbook included. Instructor: K. Speas. 2 hours.

Outsmart the Scammers

This presentation will help give attendees the information they need to outsmart the scammers. Instructor: Shawn Wilson-Edward Jones. 2 hours.

Oyster Shell Ornament Making

Decorate in “Beach Style” with your one-of-a-kind shell ornaments just in time for the holidays. This “how-to” workshop is lots of fun where you can create a unique keepsake or give as a gift. Instructor: Darlene Williams. 3 hours.

PCC Symphony Orchestra

Do you play an orchestral instrument? Join us for an opportunity to gain experience by playing in an ensemble. Emphasis is placed on orchestral techniques and the study and performance of a variety of styles and periods of orchestral and string ensemble literature. Upon completion, you should be able to demonstrate skills needed to participate in ensemble playing leadership to performance. Prerequisite: Completion of high school orchestra or band program, or comparable private lesson experience. All other cases are to be determined by audition. Instructor: Michael Stephenson. 34 hours. Cost: FREE

Parenting Transformation: Building Stronger Connections with Teens and Young Adults

Gain valuable insights and effective tools for transforming challenging parent-teen relationships. Learn how to create more peace, patience, acceptance, and wisdom, fostering better understanding and collaboration with your adolescent children. 3 hours.

Pasta Creations!

Students will learn how to create handmade pasta all while having fun. Who wants boxed pasta when you can learn how to make pasta from scratch?! You will be guided through your class with Chef Metisia who will show you how to create your own pasta dough, roll it, shape it, and cook it to perfection. You will also create delicious homemade sauces to accompany your pasta. Instructor: Metisia Wooten. 2.5 hours.

Personal Finances-Basic

Need to learn how to get a handle of your personal finances or need a refresher? Join us for the basics of personal finances, from opening accounts, balancing your funds, and managing fees. After this course, you will be able to open accounts and manage incoming funds with ease. 2 hours.

Personal Finances-Intermediate

This course goes just beyond basics of finances and dips into creating budgets, paying down debt, starting to save and exploring your debt-to-income ratio. You will leave this course with a variety of templates for budgeting based on your own finances, a plan for saving and tricks to pay down debt and snowball your savings. 2 hours.

Personal Finances-Advanced

This course goes just beyond basics of finances and dips into creating budgets, paying down debt, starting to save and exploring your debt-to-income ratio. You will leave this course with a variety of templates for budgeting based on your own finances, a plan for saving and tricks to pay down debt and snowball your savings. 2 hours.

Piano for Adult Beginners

The Music Academy of Eastern Carolina believes that every life needs music and anyone can learn to play the piano. A desire to learn is the only prerequisite. Classes are not about the final products but about the joy found in the process along the way. You will learn basic hand positions, simple melodies, note names, and beginning music reading. You will encourage and support one another as you make music together. (Enrollment of 4 required.) 5 hours. 

Plant-Based Cooking

Discover how to cultivate fun and delicious plant-based meals. Learn how to balance your meal plans for your families by understanding which proteins, grains, and legumes to utilize when creating meals. Understand how to flex your plant-based journey while you are transitioning to a healthier lifestyle. Cooking classes are taught by Chef Metisia. You will be emailed a list of the grocery items needed prior to class and any prep that can be completed beforehand. Instructor: Metisia Wooten. 2.5 hours.

Preparing for Auditions

Are you preparing for an audition? Whether you are auditioning for a local group, college or university, or America’s Got Talent, you can experience a successful audition! Let us help you prepare and help you attain minimal stress and anxiety. Our faculty have years of experience with successful audition coaching. Allow yourself to play with ease while performing in an audition. 1.5 hours. 

Pumpkin Pottery Workshop

Learn to make pumpkins using pinch pots and other hand building techniques. Add leaves, tendrils, and colors to customize your own pumpkin fall décor. Supplies will be provided, however, there is a $10 charge for clay to be paid at the class. 3 hours. 

Put Your Dreams to the Test

What Do You Need to Make Your Dreams Come True? Your dream has power. It can inspire you. It can empower you. But will it reward you? In this course to reaching your dreams, Dr. John C. Maxwell shows you how to do the things needed to make your dream come true. Most people fail to realize their potential because their dream remains hypothetical. Put Your Dream to the Test takes your dream from ethereal to achievable. Maxwell shows you how to crystallize your vision and galvanize your commitment by instructing you how to answer ‘yes’ to questions like: Is my dream really my dream? Am I depending on factors in my control to achieve my dream? Do I have a strategy to achieve my dream? Have I included the people I need to realize my dream? Am I willing to pay the price for my dream? Does my dream benefit others?

Retirement Income Primer

What happens after paychecks stop? Join us for a retirement income primer where we will examine how to budget for retirement expenses and your potential sources pf retirement income. This seminar is geared toward soon to be or recent retirees. Josh Sweeley-Edward Jones. 2 hours.

Sewing: Making a Bag

Students will take what they learned in the B4USew class and possibly the Master Your Sewing Machine and create a bag.  This class will be enjoyable and …well…FUN! Supply list: Simple tote/bag pattern fabric, interfacing (for handles), thread, basic sewing kit, sheers, and sewing machine. 6 hours.

Silhouette Studio

Silhouette is not your average design space. This class will help you get to know Silhouette Studio. If you can think it, you can make it. Learn other things you can do; this is not just paper crafting. You will learn tips and tricks to save you time, money and energy. 6 hours.

Silk Scarf Hand Dye Technique

This is a fabulous and fun workshop using eco-friendly dye papers on a silk scarf. Techniques in creative twisting, folding, batiking, and color applications are explored. A unique hand-dyed silk scarf will be created by each participant to take home and show off! Instructor: Darlene Williams. 3 hours.

Shag Dance – Beginner

Learn the Shag Dance basic steps. The Shag is the State Dance of North and South Carolina and was created in the 1940s and continues on today, done by young and old alike. Born out of the old Beach Bop and Jitterbug the Shag has become a favorite dance at weddings and beach/dance clubs all over our state. Beginners will learn the Basic Step, Female and Male turns, the Start, and Belly Roll. The instructors for the class are competitive shaggers at the Professional Level. Come join us and learn this fun and social dance. Leather sole shoes are preferred or hard bottom, but no rubber soles, please. Instructors: Joe & Lyn Honeycutt. 4 hours. 

Shag Dance – Intermediate

This class is for anyone who knows the Basic Shag steps. These include the Basic Step, Female and Male turns, and Start. Our first class will begin with the Shag Pivot. During this four-week session, you will learn mirror patterns and lead follows that can be done with a partner or out social dancing; all to the beach music of the south. For this class, a partner is highly recommended. It’s all about the footwork and mirroring your partner’s steps and movements. The instructors for the class are competitive shaggers at the Professional Level. Leather sole shoes are preferred or hard bottom, but no rubber soles, please. Instructors: Joe & Lyn Honeycutt.4 hours. 

Social Security: Your Questions Answered

Social Security will likely be the foundation of your retirement income. Before you retire, it is important to understand your option with Social Security and the impact your decisions have on your retirement. This seminar is geared toward soon to be or recent retirees. Josh Sweeley-Edward Jones. 2 hours.

Spanish I

Jumpstart your Spanish conversations with this beginning Spanish course! We will help you become familiar with the Spanish language by learning the alphabet, numbers, months, and days of the week. You will also learn greetings, and how to describe locations and verbs. Instructor: Bryan Williamson. 12 hours. 

Strut: Social Line Dance

Social line dancing at its finest! If you love dancing socially and you want instruction that is high energy, this class is for you! 6 hours.

Super Savvy

This class is perfect for anyone getting behind the computer for the first time. Even if you have used a computer but are not sure what to do, this class is for you! This simple computer skills class focuses on your level of knowledge and builds your skills. At the end of this course, we hope that you will feel more tech-savvy. Instructor: Starlena Fornis. 28 hours.

Sweetheart Cooking Class

Join Chef Metisia for a couple Valentine’s Day dinner inspired cooking session. Learn fun cooking techniques in a group setting for either a date day class or getting to cook a great dish to surprise your significant other!  Learn how to create flavorful colorful dishes that will excite you and your sweetie’s taste buds. You will leave with recipes and ideas on how to recreate this meal on Valentine’s Day for each other and have fun in the kitchen. Join us for this special date night session. Ingredient list will be emailed to students the week of the class. Instructor: Metisia Wooten  2 hours.

Tablet Techniques

Do you have a new tablet and are not sure what to do or thinking of purchasing? Join us for a brief class on learning the basics of a tablet. Tablets will be provided to students during this class. Topics will include, but are not limited to MS Apps, camera tips, use of the internet, and how to communicate on your tablet. Instructor: Melissa Davis. 3 hours.  

Tax Free Investing

Tax Free Investing: It’s not what you make, it’s what you keep. Join us how to learn how certain investments can deliver tax-free income and possibly keep you in a lower tax bracket. This seminar is geared towards soon to be or recent retirees. Josh Sweeley-Edward Jones. 2 hours.

Tour of Mutual Funds

Take a detailed look at the features, benefits, and risks associated with mutual funds as well as a map to the mutual fund selection. Instructor: Shawn Wilson-Edward Jones. 2 hours.

UAS Orientation & Prep (Remote Pilot for Drones)

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that drone operators will have to pass a UAS (Unmanned Aerial System) Part 107 aeronautical knowledge test as one of the requirements for legally flying drones commercially. Discover what commercial drone/UAS operators will need to know in order to pass the FAA Part 107 certification test. Learn pertinent information regarding regulations, airspace, weather, and more. Instructors: Dan Mayo, William Lewis, Mike Nicholson. 24 hours.

Unlocking Your Inner Potential: NLP Techniques for Personal Growth

Explore the world of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and discover how it can empower you to achieve personal growth and transformation. Learn effective techniques to overcome limiting beliefs and create a positive mindset for success. 3 hours.

Vacation on a Dime

Emily would love to share tips and tricks that she has learned along the way to get around the state, country, continent, and the world on a shoestring budget. Topics include deciding where to travel to stretch your budget, how to find the best lodging for your needs and wallet and free travel apps/websites that are essential to help stretch your budget. Other topics include allowing for a more “local” experience, travel insurance (when you need it and how to avoid scams), and all-inclusive resorts and cruises. Instructor: Emily Reid. 2 hours. $29.

Wall Hanging Workshop

We will be using slab building and templates to create a unique wall hanging. You choose a design from the templates provided or create your own template design. We will learn surface and texture techniques and finish our piece by painting it with underglaze and colored slip. All pieces will be coated in clear glaze and will be weatherproof when complete. Instructor: Alexis Davis. 2 hours. 

Watercolor Basics

Learn the art of watercolor painting! You will be introduced to the basics of working with watercolor paints and applying various techniques to create your own painting. The class is an excellent outlet opportunity. Instructor: Judy Dye. 15 hours. 

Watercolor Painting

This class is for all levels of watercolor interest and knowledge. Basic skills will be introduced if you are new. If you are more intermediate, your focus will be on independent study to help develop your own painting style. We will encourage you to participate in local art events/art organizations. Individual guidance will be given to all students. Instructor: Judy Dye. 15 hours. 

Yoga Trapeze

The Yoga Trapeze is a suspension yoga system used to relieve back pain, reduce stress, and improve your grip and core strength. Interested in improving your flexibility and developing your core and upper body strength? This class is for you! 6 hours. 

Zumba

Looking for a fun way to burn those calories? Join the party! Zumba is a fusion of dance and fitness with a playlist jam-packed with exhilarating international music. It is beginner friendly and can be modified no matter what your fitness level is. 5 hours.