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About Cultural & Life Enrichment Program
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PCC Cultural & Life Enrichment Program

Designed to promote personal growth and self-enrichment. This may include courses in leisure activities, non-vocational skill development, learning a new language, discovering a new talent, arts & crafts, media techniques, wellness activities, and much more, as well as musical and theatrical productions. These classes are self-supporting and use the talents and skills of some of our community’s gifted residents.

For more information, and to register for classes, contact Denise McDermott at 252.249.1851 ext. 3113 or dmcdermott@pamlicocc.edu.

 

Sewing for Fun

This class is geared to the individual’s needs, from very basic lessons on your machine to intermediate skills and tips while working on specific & fun projects. Students will need a variety of fabrics, a sewing machine, and an iron.

Instructor: Johnese Carmon
Location: Grantsboro Campus
Registration:  $65.55 (10 classes)
Dates: Tuesdays, August 6 – September 5, 2024
Times: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Express Registration and Payment Here 

 

Quilting Basics

Join us to learn or enhance your quilting desires! The course will review binding and the “stitch and flip”, as well as provide instructions on using 6.5” blocks and paper piecing Courthouse Steps. We will do some new projects that include the “Christmas Mitten” or you can work on one of your own in class! Materials needed: sewing machine, cutting mat, straight edge, roller cutter, pins, and this time, an iron. Instructor: Rolayne Schwendy

Location: Grantsboro campus
Registration: $65.55
Dates: Tuesdays, September 3  – October 1, 2024
Times: 1 to 4 p.m.

 

Fall Bird Watching

The first class will meet in the Delamar Building at 9 a.m. for a slide show, and discussion of birding optics and techniques with a short field trip afterward. Subsequent classes will be held in the field with early morning meeting times.

Instructors: Sheryl McNair and Diane Midness
Registration: $35.55 (4 classes)
Dates: Tuesdays, October 8 – 29, 2024

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Beginner/Intermediate Guitar

Enrich, enhance, and explore guitar-playing methods with an enthusiastic & patient instructor: Jeff Gurney

Instructor: Jeff Gurney
Location: Grantsboro Campus
Registration:  $95.55 (10 classes)
Dates: Fall 2024
Times: 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

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Traditional Ceramic Program

Each student will learn the use of assorted ceramic tools and complete four projects using various ceramic finishes. Both beginners and experienced individuals are welcome. The class is held in the instructor’s studio. Instructor: Barbara Drexler

Location: Kil’n Thyme Ceramics.
Date: Fall 2024
Times: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

 

Women and Girls Empowerment Self-Defense Course

This course provides strategies to increase safety by increasing awareness and personal presence, learning to assess dangerous situations, and using appropriate intervention strategies that fit the situation. This class will involve the practice of physical techniques that anyone can learn, regardless of your physical skills or abilities. Please wear comfortable clothes that allow you to move freely. For females ages 16+. Instructor: Darla Bolon (Certified Self-Defense Instructor with the American Women’s Self-Defense Association and the National Women’s Martial Arts Federation)

Location: Grantsboro campus
Registration: $35
Date: Fall 2024
Times: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

 

Astronomy: Viewing the Fabulous

The goal of this class is to enjoy the knowledge of WHATS UP above us. We see it every night. This was the “late night show” of the ancients. And now is ours too!  Let’s make sense of what we see every night above us. This class is presented by a former Planetarium program producer and presenter who loves turning people on to the night sky. This will include a classroom and some evening sky and telescope observation. So, keep looking up and join us for a 6-part class!

Instructor: Fred Read
Dates: Fall 2024

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Music Jams! Third & Fifth Thursdays – Free and Open to the Public – all levels of unplugged playing and enjoyment!
Time: 6:00 p.m.  PCC Delamar Auditorium Atrium

 

Cultural and Life Enrichment Instructors Wanted!

Spread your knowledge, showcase your talents, enhance your community’s experiences, spark a desire, and share a joy…

If you would enjoy sharing a talent, hobby, or skill with enthusiastic students who are often of like mind and have vast experiences themselves, then… Come on down to Pamlico Community College and be a part of a stress-free and fulfilling experience!

Please contact Denise McDermott @ 252.249.1851 x3113 or dmcdermott@pamlicocc.edu

If you would enjoy sharing a talent, hobby, or skill with enthusiastic students who are often of like mind and have vast experiences themselves, then… Come on down to Pamlico Community College and be a part of a stress-free and fulfilling experience!

Please contact Denise McDermott @ 252.249.1851 x3113 or dmcdermott@pamlicocc.edu

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