Introduction to Showjumping: FEI Nation's Cup
Attend a short class to learn about the most prestigious show jumping series for national teams in the world and receive a FREE ticket to attend the FEI Nations Cup on Friday, Feb. 13 at 1 p.m. with opening ceremonies beginning at noon. Six equestrian teams battle it out for global fame. Come see HITS host the only U.S. North American Region qualifier for the Finals in Barcelona, Spain. Free with workshop attendance. Tickets are limited!
Introduction to Fabric Scene
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
OR Wednesday, March 25, 2015
An introduction to small landscape quilts....techniques and methods used to create fabric scenes that may be framed or designed as wall hangings. Fabric and templates will be provided and used in class to create your first landscape. Bring scissors, straight pins, and a sewing needle.
Beginning German - Level 1
Saturdays, March 21, 28, April 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2015
You will learn the phonetics of the German language in order to read and to speak the language. Simple German conversation will be taught to converse in German when one is traveling to Germany.
Beginning Beekeeping (Preparing for Spring)
Friday March 20, 2015
3:00 PM 4:00 PM
All aspects of beginning beekeeping are covered from equipment needed to costs of becoming a beekeeper. Each class includes what needs to be done at the time of year class is being taught. Much time is given to questions and answer sessions to insure students take home as much information as they need to be successful beekeepers or understand the workings of a beehive and the beekeeping industry. We are placing beehives on property to allow open hive fields trips when needed.
Resident: FREE / Non-Resident: FREE
Black History Month - Click here to view schedule.
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Dynamic Discussion Groups. Socrates Café and our Current Events discussion groups always fill up fast. If you want to be a part of the Socrates Café, participants must register and attend Socrates Café: What’s This All About on May 2, 2015 in the afternoon. Click on the Social Sciences section of the winter catalog for details.
Expanded Learn and Go programs. Attend a variety of educational sessions followed by a trip to see more about the topic. Tour some of the area’s horse farms, an organic and blueberry farm, a wildlife rehabilitation center, and a national historic landmark. For more details see Lifestyle and Fun in the winter catalog.
Taste of Music Coffee House and Workshops. Join us on the third Thursday of the month for our new coffee house in the Master the Possibilities lobby from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Experience music of all types from blues to Florida songwriting to classical. For details on the first Taste of Blues coffee experience and associated courses click here.
Creative Saturdays. The third Saturday of each month comes alive with courses to help you discover or rediscover your creative self. Participate in one of several all-day immersion classes in the visual arts, theatre, music or writing. For details see the Arts and Humanities section of the catalog.
Expanded art classes. The winter schedule includes more than 100 art classes – a creative explosion! Artful Gifts, an outreach of Marion Cultural Alliance, is just around the corner from MTP in Circle Square Commons. We have integrated some of their faculty into our line-up of courses. If you aren’t sure where to begin, attend our free Art Demonstration Day on Saturday, Jan. 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.