Leisure Ledger January - April 2018

Educational Programs 43 Leisure Ledger January-April 2018 I parks.raleighnc.gov Homeschool Explorers Age: All ages. This cooperative homeschool support group provides social and educational activities for a minimum cost per family. For additional information, please visit the website at www. homeschoolexplorers.org or call the Method Community Center. Method Road Community Center – Course Fee: $1 #216484 Jan 2-30 T 11:30am-1:30pm #216485 Feb 6-27 T 11:30am-1:30pm #216486 Mar 6-27 T 11:30am-1:30pm #216487 Apr 3-24 T 11:30am-1:30pm Introduction To Sewing Age: 13yrs and up. Bring your sewing machine and an easy or beginner level pattern of your choice with the correct notions and material for your project. We will guide you through your project and help you complete it. Class length is six weeks, with a makeup class, if needed, added the week following the scheduled end of the session. Instructor: Jessica Marshall. Optimist Community Center – Course Fee: $45 #216917 Jan 12-Feb 16 F 5:30-7:30pm #216918 Mar 2-Apr 13 F 5:30-7:30pm Lake Wheeler Family Fishing Class Age: 6yrs and up. Bring the family out for a day of fishing and fun! You and your family will learn the fundamentals of fishing, including natural history, fishing techniques and safety. Equipment will be provided, but you’re welcome to bring your own. Limited spots are available, so register today. If you have any questions, call Lake Wheeler Park at 919-662-5704. Lake Wheeler – Course Fee: $2 #214790 Mar 29 Th 2:00-3:30pm #214791 Mar 31 Sa 10:00-11:30am #214792 Apr 5 Th 2:00-3:30pm #214793 Apr 14 Sa 10:00-11:30am #214794 Apr 28 Sa 10:00-11:30am Top Greene PC Lab Age: 15yrs and up. This Internet-enabled computer lab is available for public use. Registration and photo ID are required for participation. John P ‘Top’ Greene Center Computer Lab #216879 Jan 5-May 3 M-Sa 2:00-6:00pm Virtual Tours of the World Age: 1mths and up. Have you always wanted to travel but time just slipped by? Come and travel to amazing places: Learn the language, explore the culture, sample foods and tour the streets with us from the classroom. You will feel as if you are really visiting these locations. Five Points Center for Active Adults Course Fee: Free (under 18yrs) $5 (Adults 18+) Virtual Tours: Explore Scotland #213312 Mar 3 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm odds of staying at home. Topics range from natural changes in aging to identifying cognitive changes, assessing your home environment, preventing falls and managing medications. Presented by Always Best Care Senior Services. Five Points Center for Active Adults #215603 Mar 15 Th 1:00-2:00pm Family Chavis Community Legacy Ceremony Age: All ages. Come celebrate the historic and cultural significance of the Chavis community. The celebration will consist of a banquet highlighting citizens who have made significant contributions. Chavis Community Center #216375 Mar 29 Th 6:30-8:30pm Freedom Shrine Age: All ages. Come visit the Freedom Shrine, a collection of historic American documents photographically reproduced for display. The purpose of the shrine is to encourage citizens to gain a deeper understanding of the events that took place in the building of America. Millbrook Exchange Community Center #215925 Jan 1-May 5 Daily 10:00am-9:00pm Genealogy Basics Age: 12yrs and up. Trying to trace your family heritage? Join other interesting people who are on the same quest. Learn the basics of tracing your family roots. Preregistration is required at least one day in advance of each class. John P ‘Top’ Greene Center #216862 Jan 10 W 6:30-7:30pm #216863 Feb 14 W 6:30-7:30pm #216864 Mar 7 W 6:30-7:30pm #216865 Apr 4 W 6:30-7:30pm History on Wheels Age: 13yrs and up. Before there was a Forest Ridge Park or Falls Lake, there were American Indian hunting grounds, a thoroughfare of colonial settlements, a tobacco plantation and final resting places. Come learn, engage and explore the surviving cultural and historical resources within Forest Ridge Park on this two-hour educational and recreational program led by staff qualified in history and cultural heritage. We will be using bikes to visit several cultural heritage sites around the park. Please bring your own helmet and bike appropriate for gravel trails. While any fitness level is permitted, a small amount of strenuous activity is expected. Forest Ridge Park – Course Fee: $2 #215194 Mar 10 Sa 9:00-11:00am Questions Across the Spectrum Discussion Group Age: 18yrs and up. Participants will view videos from TED.com, upworthy. com and similar websites on a variety of topics, including nature, leisure, aging, compassion, intervention and science. A back-and-forth exchange of views will deepen understanding of questions and issues raised by living in a complex world. Preregistration is required. Five Points Center for Active Adults #214321 Feb 5-Apr 16 M 3:30-5:00pm Resources for Seniors: Who Are We and How We Can Help Age: 18yrs and up. Resources for Seniors will provide a detailed overview of its agency and the many resources that can be valuable to you or your loved ones. Anne Gordon Center for Active Adults #215588 Jan 25 Th 11:15am-12:15pm Five Points Center for Active Adults #215589 Jan 25 Th 1:00-2:00pm Restorative Writing Age: 18yrs and up. Restorative writing is a unique tool that has the potential for powerful and dramatic outcomes, even for those who do not normally consider themselves writers. This program was developed with the help of local author Carol Henderson. Join us for an opportunity to explore our deepest feelings in a safe environment. Through writing, we will gently probe, reflect, remember and reconsider. We will honor our loved ones, reimagine our lives now and discover inner resources we had no idea were within us. Lunch will be provided. Preregistration is required. Presented by Heartland Hospice and Resources for Seniors. Five Points Center for Active Adults #215590 Mar 5-19 M 6:00-7:15pm SHIIP Counseling Appointments Age: 18yrs and up. These one-on-one appointments with the Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) will help you understand your Medicare options. The trained SHIIP volunteer will help you identify Medicare health and drug plans that best meet your needs. You must preregister for a one-hour appointment. Please bring your Medicare card and a list of prescriptions you are currently taking. Anne Gordon Center for Active Adults #215592 Jan 8-Apr 30 M 9:30am-4:00pm Five Points Center for Active Adults #215593 Jan 3-May 3 W-Th 1:30-4:30pm Spring Forward, Ensuring Safety at Home Age: 18yrs and up. Its springtime and a good time to assess our environment while tidying up our homes. Among people over age 50, 89% want to remain in their homes indefinitely. Join us to discuss ways to ensure safety in aging and increase the