Leisure Classes


Let's Talk Wine: Intro to Wine Tasting

Do you become intimidated when people start talking about wine? You don't have to be! We'll help you uncork the mystery of wine-speak. Learn about grape varieties, blends, food pairings and more as you practice proper wine-tasting techniques as you sample red and white wines.
Instructor John Magnasco has attended numerous wine institutes and programs in the U.S. and Europe and enjoys sharing his expertise and love of wine.

Wed     Oct 18     6 - 8:30 PM     $35 per person     $59 per couple or pairs of friends

Registering as a couple? Upon registering, please call us with the name, address, and contact information of the second person.

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Drawing Fundamentals

Do you think that people either CAN or CAN'T draw? Are you in the CAN'T group? Drawing is a learned skill and YOU can do it! Your instructor will guide you step-by-step through a variety of exercises to build your drawing skills so you can create enjoyable and memorable drawings. Practice techniques and receive critiques to improve your skills. List of supplies coming soon.

Instructor David Rodgers holds master's degrees in interior design and fine arts.

5 Tues     Oct 17 - Nov 14     6 - 8 PM     $109 (supplies not included)

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There's an Oil for That!

Curious about essential oils? Learn what they are and explore the differences between single oils and oil blends. Find out about the benefits they may provide* and how to apply them. Samples and handouts are included.

Instructor Kate Smith enjoys sharing her knowledge of essential oils.

*The FDA has not established guidelines for the medical or pharmacological efficacy of essential oils.

Wed     Sept 27     6 - 8 PM     $35

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There's a Blended Oil for That!

Gain the knowledge needed to safely create essential blends for your family and yourself. Take an in-depth look into safety, blending guidelines, and information on how to use essential oil blends for body, mind, and spirit.*

Instructor Kate Smith enjoys sharing her knowledge of essential oils.

*The FDA has not established guidelines for the medical or pharmacological efficacy of essential oils.

Wed     Oct 11     6 - 8 PM     $42

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Cake Decorating Basics

Learn several different techniques for decorating cakes and cupcakes with fall and Halloween themes. Cakes, cupcakes, and buttercream frosting will be provided. You will need to purchase a Wilton Course 1, Kit 1 Cake Decorating Kit for use in both sessions. Kits are available at Michael;s for about $35. (Check for coupons.)

Instructor Sherrie Potter teaches cake decorating in our area and loves sharing her knowledge and expertise.

2 Thurs     Oct 19 & 26     6 - 8 PM     $55

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Mindfulness: Managing Stress & Anxiety Relief

Mindfulness is the practice of being fully aware in the present moment. There are countless benefits of mindfulness meditation: understand your pain; lower stress levels; reduce brain chatter; focus your mind; connect better with others. Explore the basics of mindfulness and complete a “Mindful Map” to assess your strengths and areas for improvement.

Instructors are Chere Peguesse & Elizabeth McGuinness.

VSU Employees must register through the Employee Development website. Location: University Center Rose Room

Mon     Nov 13     9:45 - 12 PM     $29

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