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CCCC offers variety of Continuing Education classes

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11.30.2014Admin, Faculty & StaffCollege & CommunityCollege GeneralStudents/Graduates

SANFORD - With winter just around the corner, it's easy to start thinking ahead to those spring weekends. The Central Carolina Culinary Institute is planning for three Creative Living Weekends -- in Lee, Chatham and Harnett counties.

In Lee County, "Explore Pottery, Theater, and Golf in the Center of the State" will take place March 26-29. Events include watching "Fox On The Fairway" at the Temple Theatre, experiencing a live cooking demonstration and tasting, shopping Lee County antiques and pottery studios, taking a golf lesson or playing the course at Sanford Golf Course, joining a photography class, touring the Railroad House and hearing the history of Lee County by Jimmy Haire.

In Harnett County, "Wine, Water, and War History" will take place April 23-26. Events include exploring the historical geography of the Cape Fear River, hiking Raven Rock State Park, touring the Averasboro Battleground and Museum, touring the William C. Lee Museum, watching a presentation on Vietnam - The Way It Was by Ron Miriello, and enjoying a wine and food tasting.

In Chatham County, "A Celebration of Local Beer, Art, and Cuisine," will take place May 14-17. Events include experiencing a live cooking demonstration and tasting, enjoying a wine tasting and food pairing, exploring bird watching, learning the craft of beer making (tasting included), learning cheese making, touring local farms and meeting the farmers, touring local restaurants and meeting the chefs, and watching "Hairspray" at the Temple Theatre in Sanford.

These Creative Living Weekends are just a small part of the Central Carolina Community College Continuing Education courses, programs and seminars that are set for spring 2015.

The college offers a variety of courses, programs, and seminars in such areas as Alive at 25 & Defensive Driving, Artistry & Craftsmanship, College & Career Readiness, Computer Technology, Creative Writing, Culinary & Hospitality Arts, Emergency Services Training, Health Occupations, Human Resources Development, Industry Services, Languages, Personal Interest, Professional Development, Small Business Seminars, Sustainable, and Sustainable Living Series.

Perhaps you've thought about painting. There are classes with painting using acrylics; acrylics, oils and pastels; colored pencils; and watercolors.

Maybe you've thought about a writing course. Classes include "Introduction to Writing Poetry," "The Book of Your Heart: Strategies for Writing a Novel," or "Write Your Life Story."

If you've thought about dancing, there are classes available for ballroom dance, Shag dancing, the swing, and the West Coast Swing & Three Count Hustle.

Those with dogs may want to consider classes in Basic Dog Obedience and Puppy Kindergarten.

Do you like to cook? How about a cake decorating class?

If you're looking at retirement, there are classes in "How to Thrive Financially in Retirement" and "Retirement Planning."

Learn more about the many courses, programs, and seminars available through Central Carolina Community College's Continuing Education program at the college website at

Registration opens Tuesday, Dec. 2, for medical classes and Wednesday, Dec. 3, for all other classes. To register or for more information, call the Economic and Community Development Division (ECD) Student Support Center at 919-718-7500. The ECD Student Support Center is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday.