Foster Grandparents are volunteers who provide one-on-one mentoring, tutoring, and support to children who are at risk or have special needs. Mentoring school-aged children can increase their positive behavior and accelerate their reading level. Volunteers age 55 and older can stay active and engaged in their community by serving children and youth in low-performing public schools, hospitals, daycare centers and Head Start centers, for up to 20 hours each week. Contact Caralytta Hawks at 803.252.7734 ext. 255 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. This and other volunteer opportunities are available at https://www.seniorresourcesinc.org/volunteer
Learn to Meditate in half a day! Once every other month Kadampa Meditation Center holds this introductory course designed especially for beginners. Meditation is an effective tool to combat stress, depression, anxiety and other negative states of mind. In this course the basics of meditation are clearly explained, and you will discover simple, practical instructions on how to improve your inner peace. 2999 Sunset Boulevard. 803.200.2115. Registration and additional information is here: http://meditationinsouthcarolina.org/
One Eared Cow Glass Classes
Since 1991, the One Eared Cow Glass studio has been dedicated to providing its customers with unique, high quality, and affordable blown glass art. The artists at One Eared Cow Glass offer classes in blown ornaments, paperweights, blown pumpkins, blown oil lamps, hot sculpted flowers, and blown garden shapes, and workshops in cast paperweight hearts, cast paperweights, and cast garden objects. No prior experience is necessary. Register at the studio or by phone. 1001 Huger Street. 803.254.2444. More here: http://www.oneearedcow.com/home.htm
Would you like to enhance your culinary skills? Chef/Owner Francois Fisera has been holding cooking classes at Fleur de Lys since 1996. Students not only learn how to prepare exquisite dishes, they also are taught the health and dietary benefits of the food that they are preparing. Examples of upcoming classes include: State of Vermont Rack of Lamb au jus and Haricots Vert seasoned with garlic and Herbes de Provence, Shrimp & Lobster Risotto, French-Style Chicken Pot Pie, and Best White Wines of Italy with French Black Truffle & Fontina Pizza. Classes start 6:15pm and cost is $39 per class. 3001 Millwood Avenue. 803.765.9999 List of classes is here: http://www.fleurdelyscolumbiasc.com/
Personal Enrichment Classes at Midlands Technical College
Acrylic Painting for Fun: Painting with acrylics is exciting, versatile, and easy as you learn to use the basic supplies and techniques to create extraordinary paintings. Instructor will lead step-by-step demonstrations from a photo, yours or supplied, references including a variety of dynamic landscapes from seaside to mountains. Demos will include how to paint flowers, clouds, grasses, water, and more for an excellent foundation in acrylic painting. March 1 – March 39, 2017. $139.00. Register & more information here.
Defensive Driving: Licensed drivers may take this eight-hour National Safety Council course every three years. Successful completion will remove up to four points (except DUI) on a SC driver’s license, including CDL. Driver’s license number and state required when registering. May reduce insurance costs. Defensive driving techniques are stressed through lectures, videos, and classroom demonstrations. Bring a pen or pencil to class! $85.00. Register & more information here.