ABINGDON SENIOR CENTER: Abingdon, Va., 300 Senior Drive, various classes and activities. (276) 628-2143 or www.alikelyyarn.com
A LIKELY YARN:Abingdon,Va.,213 Pecan St., various classes. (276) 628-2143 or www.alikelyyarn.com.
ACRYLIC PAINTING:Chilhowie,Va., The Art Place, Tuesdays from 6-8 p.m. for six week period taught by Helen Evans. $60. Evans, (276) 646-8235 or Edna Love, (276) 759-1800 to pre-register.
ADULT CLASSES: Tazewell, Va., Tazewell County Career and Technical Center, Auto Servicing Tech, Basic Computer Applications/Keyboarding, Carpentry, Welding. Register at (276) 988-2529; additional classes offered at county high schools, Graham High, (276) 326-1235; Richlands High, (276) 964-4602 or Tazewell High, (276) 988-6502.
ADULT EDUCATION: Abingdon, Va., Virginia Highlands Community College Campus OTC Building, Room 1101, Mt. Rogers Regional Adult Education offices, Bristol and Galax and counties of Washington, Smyth, Wythe, Bland, Grayson; English as a second language, Washington and Galax, (800) 322-7748, (276) 739-2547.
ADULT EDUCATION: Jonesville, Gate City and Wise class sites where adults can join at any class session. The GED Exam is also given at these sites at a cost of $58 for a full test. The GED Exam is free of cost to local adults who have passed the Official GED Practice Test given by the Regional Adult Education Program instructors. email@example.com. or (877) 722-3243 or (423) 677-7996.
ADULT READING/WRITING CLASSES:Highlands Educational Literacy Program. Improve your reading and writing with free one-on-one tutoring. To register (276) 944-5144.
ADULT WORKSHOPS: Big Stone Gap,Va.,SouthwestVirginiaMuseum andHistoricalState Park, Various workshops; (276) 523-1322 or www.swvamuseum.org.
ALL: Academy for Lifelong Learners,University ofVa.’s College at Wise,SWVATechDevelopmentCenter offers professional development courses: Microsoft office classes, customized training and meeting and event space. For full course offerings, (276) 889-8180 or www.svtdc.org.
ART CLASSES: Bristol, Tenn., 604 State St., One of a Kind Gallery, featuring watercolor painting, acrylic painting, basic drawing, wheel thrown pottery, drawing for youth, etc. (423) 652-2648.
ART LESSONS:Bristol,Tenn.,AndersonStreetMethodistChurch; beginning drawing; 10 years and up, no deadline to begin; (423) 646-8151.
ARTS EDUCATION: Jonesborough, Tenn., Jonesborough Repertory Theatre, various classes in acting, playwriting and movement and dance for kindergarten through adult. (423) 794-7858, email JRTstudents@yahoo.com or download and print registration form at www.jonesboroughtheatre.com.
ART PLACE: Chilhowie offering a variety of art classes through July 28 for all ages. Contact Edna Love at (276) 759-1800 for information.
BALLROOM DANCE: Abingdon, Va., Abingdon Senior Center, 300 Senior Drive, Room 48; Wednesday evenings, 7-8:30 p.m.; $30 for six lessons taught by Ashby Dickerson; register with Tammy at (276) 628-5859.
BALLROOM DANCE LESSONS:Kingsport,Tenn.,121 E. Sullivan St., Stardust Dance Centre, Every Friday night, swing, rumba, foxtrot, cha-cha, waltz, salsa and more. 6:30 p.m. intermediate class; 7:30 beginner lesson; 8:30 p.m. dance party; Wedding dance lessons, 6-week class, Thursdays, 8 p.m. Pre-registration required; 8-week class, Mondays 6 p.m. with zumba dance aerobics, salsa, belly dance, merengue, hip-hop and more. (423) 292-9512.
BALLROOM DANCE LESSONS: Jonesborough,Tenn.,SeniorCenter, every Friday, 2:30-3:30 p.m. instructed by Wade Barnham, $5 per session. (423) 753-1083 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
BANJO CRASH COURSE: Route 19 in the Old Archie Helton Store, 2.5 miles south of Claypool Hill, Appalachian Arts Center, through Aug. 22. The course will be held Wednesdays from 4-5:30 p.m. All ages welcome. Limited to 10 participants. $90 with some scholarships available. Contact the Center at (276) 596-9188 or email email@example.com. Business hours are: Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 10-6 p.m.; Thursday, 12-8 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
BARTER THEATRE CLASSES: Mountain City, Tenn., 211 N. Church St., Heritage Hall, theatre satellite classes taught by Barter professionals. Registrations are now being accepted. Classes are for kindergarten-2nd grade; 3rd-6th grade and 7th-12th grade. For more information, call Karen Sabo at (276) 619-33, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.BarterTheatre.com and click on young audiences and then classes and workshops.
BASIC DRAWING TECHNIQUES:Chilhowie,Va., The Art Place,131 E. Main St., Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; register with Edna Love, (276) 646-4244 or (276) 759-1800.
BASIC PAINTING CLASSES:Abingdon,Va.,415 Academy Drive,WilliamKingMuseum: Center for Art and Cultural Heritage, ongoing classes Tuesday nights from 6-9 p.m. with Kyle Buckland. $20 per person per class. (276) 608-9904 or email@example.com.
BLACKSMITHING CLASSES: Bristol, Va., Reedy Creek Road, Blacksmith Greg Shaffer of Three Springs Forge and Holston Mountain Artisans offering beginning blacksmith classes, Saturdays at his shop from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. limited to a maximum of two persons at a time. You will be using a coal forge, an anvil, hammers and other traditional tools. $120 per person with all materials provided. Students will need closed toe shoes or boots (no shorts or sandals). Meals not provided. (276) 791-3554 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
BRISTOL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER: Info on child development, family management issues, parenting, up-to-date list of resources including classes, health care, housing, etc.; Susan N. Murray, (276) 645-3765.
BRISTOL VIRGINIA PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT: Classes include pottery, calligraphy, fusing jewelry, stained glass, mosaic art, karate, cake decorating, photography and camera, financial workshop, fitness, yoga, etc. For information, (276) 645-7375 or email email@example.com.
BUSINESS COUNSELING:DuffieldIndustrial Park, Center for Workforce Development, free; second Tuesday; walk-in basis throughMECCSmallBusinessDevelopmentCenter; Dr. Marolyn Parson, (800) 468-1195, Ext. 4858, or Tim Blankenbeckler, (276) 523-6529.
BOOTH CENTER:Grundy,Va., offered bySouthwestVa.Community College this summer, includes Keyboarding for Computer, Introduction to Call Center Services, Help Desk Support Skills, User Support Help Desk Principles; register at (276) 964-7245 or 964-7278.
CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER COURSE: VirginiaHighlandsCommunity College. Shape Up Your Career with this new program for the fall semester. Class size limited. Call for details. (276) 739-2430.
CHAIR AEROBICS, LINE DANCING:Bristol,Tenn., Avoca Christian Church,2417 Volunteer Pkwy., Mondays, Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-noon; taught by Anna Horne; free, everyone invited; Pam Cole, (423) 967-7469.
CHEERLEADING/TUMBLE: Abingdon, Va., East Coast Cheer and Dance Academy, 25218B Lee Hwy., off Exit 19; youth, junior, senior ages 5-18; tumble classes daily, 5:30 p.m., beginners, intermediate, advance; jazz, hip-hop, lyrical, clogging, ballet, Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m.; (276) 623-1122 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHILDREN’S ART WORKSHOP/ADULT ART CLASSES: Abingdon, Arts Depot, children’s drawing workshop; adult classes in various mediums. Call for list of classes, (276) 628-9091, email email@example.com. or www.abingdonartsdepot.org.
CLASSIC SCRAPBOOKS:Bristol,Tenn.,1765 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard; various classes; (423) 764-0391.
CLASSICAL GUITAR: Offered to Richlands, Va., Tazewell, Va., Graham High School students; guitars checked out for the year, books and supplies provided free; first come, first served basis; to register, contact principal’s offices or call Jonathan Romeo, (276) 964-7742.
CLOGGING CLASSES:Norton,Va. Community Center (formerly old YMCA) Thursdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. each week. $10 per student each week and 1/2 price for an immediate relative of a student. Class textbook and CD package will be available for $15. (276) 679-2096 or (276) 679-0754.
COMMUNITY GARDEN WORKSHOPS: The Four Seasons YMCA Community garden is hosting a series of workshops and demonstrations in the garden through August. Tazewell County Master Gardeners will be instructing new and old gardeners alike in learning how to grow healthy food. Workshops are free. To rent a space in the community garden stop by the Y on Gratton Road. Contact Bill Bunch (276) 981-09564 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
COMPUTER CLASSES: Abingdon, Va., Highlands Educational Literary Program offering one-on-one computer training for adult residents ofWashington County,Va., Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. To register or for information, call Sallie Garrett or Judy Hurd at (276) 944-5144. Spaces available.
CORE BARRE: Abingdon, Va., 1060 W. Main St., Suite 10, Stone Mill Village Center, Wednesdays, 4:30 p.m. and Fridays 9:30 a.m. This is an exercise program combining elements of pilates mat and ballet and incorporating hand weights, standing exercise, exercise bands, mini stability balls and high energy music. (276) 623-0040 or www.exceptionalbodypilates.com.
CROCHET AND KNIT:Bristol,Tenn., Skeins & Things,311 Lark St.; knitting, daily, 10 a.m.-noon, 1-3 p.m., 6-8 p.m., individual or group; stop by to register or call (423) 764-2144.
DANCE CLASSES: Bristol, Tenn., 3225 Avoca Road, Addilynn Memorial United Methodist Church, Family Life Center, every Monday, 7-8 p.m. Dodie Bartee, instructor, $5 per person.
DANCE CLASSES: Kingsport Ballet, Zumba: Tuesdays and Fridays, 10-11 a.m. $6 per class (childcare is available for $1 per child); Adult Ballet: Tuesdays, 7:30-8:30 p.m.; Pilates: Mondays and Wednesdays, 8:30-9:30 a.m. (423) 378-3967 or email email@example.com.
DANCE: Kingsport, Tenn., Stardust Dance Centre, 323 E. Sullivan St.; Zumba, Belly Dance, Swing, Waltz, Rumba, Fox-Trot, Tango, Cha-Cha, Irish Step, Tuesdays, 6 p.m. and Fridays, 7:30 p.m. Dance following lesson Fridays. $10 per person. Private lessons available. (423) 292-9512.
DANCE FOR PARKINSON’S: Meadowview,Va.,28421 Lee Highway,UnitarianChurch of theHighlands, Thursdays, 10-11:30 a.m. Free dance classes for folks with Parkinson’s Disease. (276) 944-3435 or (276) 944-5363. Family members and friends welcome.
DOUGLASS SENIOR CENTER: Bristol, Va., 711 Oakview Ave., Suite 130; various classes, activities, trips and more; (276) 645-7370.
EXCEPTIONAL BODY PILATES: Abingdon,Va., Exit 14, new pre-and post-natal classes, 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Weekday classes to be added as necessary. (276) 623-0040.
EXTREME DANCE COMPANY: Abingdon, Va.,Glade Spring,Va.,Chilhowie,Va., recreational classes, competitive teams; ages 3 to adult; Kim or Sherry, (276) 628-8300.
FREE ADOPTION SEMINARS: Kingsport, Tenn., Higher Ground Baptist Church, 1625 Lynn Garden Dr., second Saturday, 10 a.m.-noon; learn about legal process, children available, time involved, costs, financial assistance, countries, travel requirements, more; limited seating, child care not available; hosted by Christian World Adoption; Anita Hood, (423) 288-3166, firstname.lastname@example.org; www.cwa.org.
FREE DANCE LESSONS: Johnson City, Tenn., Electric Cowboy, 1805 N. Roan St.; Wednesdays, 7:30-9 p.m., line dance; Thursdays, 7:30-9 p.m., popular couple, partner dances; open to all, no experience needed; (423) 929-0022.
FREE MATH TUTORING:GrundyPlaza, SVCC; Monday-Thursday; college math, other subjects as needed; Carolyn Colley, (276) 935-7024.
GED CLASSES: Locations in Duffield (also night classes), Weber City, Pennington Gap, Rose Hill, Jonesville, Coeburn, Norton, St. Paul, Pound, Wise, Big Stone Gap, online for some counties, (800) 422-3433 or (276) 386-2433; also Sullivan East High School, 4180 Weaver Pike, Bluff City, Tenn., Mondays, Wednesdays, 5:30-8:30 p.m., (423) 378-4301 or email@example.com.
GED CLASSES: Locations in Wythe and Bland counties. MountRogers Regional Adult Education Program, (800) 322-7748.
GLOBAL EXECUTIVE MBA PROGRAM:Abingdon,Va.,OldDominionUniversity is launching a program tailored to distance learning students. Students must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution. For info: http://bpa.odu.edu/gemba or call ODU Distance Learning, (276) 619-4318 or email Donnie Estep firstname.lastname@example.org.
HEALING ARTS CENTER: Bristol, Va., 36 Moore St., classes in Yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi, Holistic Nutrition for adults and children. (276) 466-4183 or email@example.com. Your first class is free. Additional classes are $37 month for one class a week or $55 for two classes a week per month and unlimited classes $65 a month.
HEALING MEDITATION: Abingdon, Va., Highlands Center, Charwood Drive; flexible times; learn to reclaim balance, harmony within yourself and environment; guided meditation for groups, spiritual based film shown before meditation; Nina Musick, MS, (276) 274-6076.
HEALTH RESOURCES CENTER: Johnson City, Tenn.,MedicalCenter’s outreach facility in The Mall atJohnson City, various classes. To register or for information, call The Health Professionals at (423) 952-3700 or (800) 888-5551, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
HEALTH RESOURCES CENTER: KingsportTownCenter, various classes. To register or for information call the Health Professionals at 1 (800) 888-5551.
HEART OF HIGHLANDS KNITTING GUILD: Instructional meetings are first Tuesday of the month; sit and knit meetings are third Tuesday of the month at A Likely Yarn Shop in Abingdon 6-8 p.m. Call Carmen Harton (276) 608-1698 or Connie Sharrett (276) 608-9553.
HIGHLANDS CAMERA CLUB: Abingdon, Va. The club is open to all skill levels and anyone is welcome to attend. Call Gwen for membership info at (276) 212-0726.
HIGHLANDS EDUCATIONAL LITERACY PROGRAM (HELP): Meadowview, Va., Health Clinic and Community Center, 13168 Meadowview Square; free computer training, one-on-one tutoring in writing, English skills, basic computer, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m., for adult residents and those working in Washington County, Va.; also classes at Washington County Public Library in Abingdon, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Registration, (276) 944-5144.
HOLSTON MOUNTAIN ARTISANS: Abingdon, Va., 214 Park St., Artisans’ Annex, various classes. (276) 628-7721 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
JONESBOROUGH AREA SENIOR CITIZENS CENTER: Various educational workshops and classes ranging from exercises, health, art, diabetes and trips. Classes are free, unless admission charge is noted. For information, contact Marcia Rountree, (423) 753-1083 or email@example.com.
JONESBOROUGH REPERTORY THEATRE:Jonesborough,Tenn., various classes and workshops include Beginners Drama I and II, Beginning Advanced Dance for Musical Theatre, Advanced Acting, Playwriting, etc.; various times, space limited. (423) 791-4440 or www.jonesboroughtheatre.com.
KICKBOXING CLASSES:Chilhowie,Va.,OldHigh School, Wednesdays and Fridays, 5:30 p.m., $3 per class. Contact Kelly Spencer-Hill, (276) 646-3232.
KINGSPORT ART GUILD: Various classes in oil painting, pastels, acrylic, children’s and adult mixed media class, collage, monotype, sculpture, etc. (423) 246-1227 or www.kingsportartguild.com.
KNITTING: Bristol,Tenn.,311 Lark St., various classes, flexible times; individual or groups; (423) 764-2144.
LAYS HARDWARE CENTER FOR THE ARTS: Coeburn, Va., 409 Front St. E. 2nd Floor Studio, Beginner’s Stained Glass Class, $60. To sign up for class or for more information contact Susan L. Powers, (276) 429-5380 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
LINE DANCE:Chilhowie,Va., Old School House, Mondays, 6-7 p.m. $5 per person per class. Special discounts given to groups and also students of Smyth andWashingtonCounty schools. Call Michelle, (276) 646-8061.
LINE DANCE: Johnson City TN. Boones Creek Christian Church - Every Tuesday. Beginners: 6-7 p.m.; Intermediate 7-8 p.m.; Couples Social 8-9 p.m. Includes dances done to country, pop, cha-cha, waltz, tango and hip hop. No partner or experience needed. $5 per lesson. (423) 571-6088 or email@example.com.
LINE DANCE: Johnson City TN. Electric Cowboy, 1805 N Roan St. Every Wednesday, 8-9:30 p.m. Popular line and couple dances, club dances, country, pop, swing, hip-hop and more. Intermediate and beginner lessons mixed with time for open dancing. Club: (423) 929-0022; Instructor: (423) 571-6088 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MARTIAL ARTS: Chilhowie,Va.,OldHigh School, Mondays and Wednesdays. Children and adult classes available. Kelly Spencer-Hill, (276) 646-3232.
MODELING AND SIMULATION:Abingdon,Va., The Batten College of Engineering and Technology atOldDominionUniversity announces its Master’s Degree Program available online. For more information, (276) 619-4318 or email email@example.com.
PAL’S LEAN FOR SERVICE AND HEALTHCARE: Kingsport, 1001 Konnarock Road, Pal’s Training Office Center, Aug. 20-21, $850/person. Registration deadline Aug. 13. To register, (423) 765-0334, PalsBET.com or contact Carol Slonaker at PalsBEi@palsweb.com.
PARENT EDUCATION SESSIONS:Bristol,FamilyResourceCenter, Tuesday mornings; for parents of preschoolers; registration required; Susan Murray, (276) 645-3765.
PARENTING: Big Stone Gap, Va., Developmental Services, Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-noon; free for parents, guardians of children ages 5-under in Lee, Scott, Wise counties, city of Norton; siblings welcome to attend; register at (276) 523-8376.
PARENTS WHO CARE:Duffield,Va., Addington Hall, Mondays, 9-10:30 a.m.; free for parents of teenagers in Lee, Scott, Wise counties and city ofNorton; register at (888) 443-1804.
SALSA DANCE CLASS: Bristol,Va.,36 Moore St.,HealingArtsCenter, Salsa classes Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m. taught by professional dance instructor, BJ Goliday. $10 per class/$40 a month. (276) 466-4183 or (276) 628-4233.
SCRAPBOOKING: Chilhowie, Va., Town Hall Community Room, third Thursday, 4-9 p.m., beginner sessions available at 5:30 p.m.; learn traditional techniques or try digital photo books; (276) 646-3232.
SEWING CLASSES: Newbern,Va.,5240 Wilderness Road.Wilderness RoadRegionalMuseum, sewing classes Monday-Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Bring own sewing machine. (540) 674-4835.
SMALL BUSINESS COUNSELING:Abingdon,Va., Virginia Highlands Small Business Incubator,851 French Moore Jr. Blvd., Suite 110, free, make an appointment with Sandy Ratliff, (276) 676-3768.
SOCIAL MEDIA COUNSELING: Abingdon, Virginia Highlands Small Business Incubator, 851 French Moore Jr. Blvd., Suite 110, free counseling on use of Web 2.0 (Facebook,Twitter), provided by Virginia Dept. of Business Assistance; schedule appointment at (276) 676-3768
SPRING ART CLASSES: Abingdon, Arts Depot, Acrylic Landscape Workshop, (423) 764-2911; Watercolor Beginner/Intermediate, (276) 628-3348; Tapestry Weaving, (276) 628-9091; Market Basket Class, (276) 356-3560; Floral Stiil Life in Pastels, (276) 628-9006.
SQUARE DANCE CLASSES: Mountain City,Tenn.,FirstMethodistChurch, Mondays, 6:30 p.m. $4 per night, (423) 538-0540;Kingsport,Tenn., Eastman Lodge, Mondays, 6:30 p.m., $4 (423) 534-0415;Jonesborough,Tenn., Jonesborough Seniors’ Center, Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. (423) 638-7784. In addition, round dance classes Tuesdays, atEastCartersValley, (423) 245-3547.
STAINED GLASS, MOSIAC ART FOR SENIORS:Abingdon,Va.,AbingdonSeniorCenter,300 Senior Drive; (276) 628-5859.
SYCAMORE SHOALS HISTORIC AREA: Elizabethton, Tenn.,1651 W. Elk Ave.; various traditional arts workshops, other events, held throughout the year; call (423) 543-5808.
THE REGIONAL ADULT EDUCATION PROGRAM: Lee, Scott, Wise & Norton will offer the GED Exam in July at these locations: Jonesville Adult Learning Center — July 28th at 8 a.m. Call Leah Herring at the school board office at (276) 346-2107 to register; Gate City Adult Learning Center — July 24th & 25th at 9 a.m. Call Amy Statzer at (276) 386-2433 to register; Wise Adult Learning Center — July 21st at 8 a.m. Call Karen Whitt at Fry Hall at (276) 328-8612 to register.
THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE:Bristol,Va.,36 Moore St., Appalachian Institute of Healing Arts meets every Monday and Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For information (276) 698-3160 or www.appalachianinstitute.massagetherapy.com. For information about yoga classes, nutrition counseling or other workshops or activities at theHealingArtsCenter, (276) 466-4183 or www.bristolhealingarts.com.
WALL:Abingdon,Va.,SouthwestVirginiaHigherEducationCenter; enrichment classes for adults 18 and over; schedules and registration info for semester’s offerings at www.swcenter.edu/wall or (276) 619-4300.
WALTZ WORKSHOP: Jonesborough Visitors Center, 117 Boone St., July 22, waltz workshop, contra dance and cupcake contest. $7, $5 for HJDS members and $5 for full time students. No partner necessary. Free waltz workshop for beginners at 1:15 p.m. For information, (423) 534-8879 or www.historicjonesboroughdancesociety.org.
WILLIAM KING MUSEUM: Abingdon, Va., 415 Academy Drive, William King Museum, variety of classes for adults and youth. For information, (276) 628-5005, (276) 628-6778 or www.williamkingmuseum.org. Museum hours: Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Wednesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1-5.
ZUMBA: Chilhowie, Va., old high school, Mondays, Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Fridays, 5:30 p.m.; Fridays class will add some Core/Abs work – a little Pilates – a little Yoga – a little strength training with small weights, resistance bands, Pilates – Magic Circle for a full body workout. Kelly Spencer-Hill, (276) 646-3232.
ZUMBA FITNESS: Abingdon, Nautilus Body Works & Fitness Center, Zumba Group Classes. 5:30-6:30 Monday-Wednesday; Chilhowie Library, Old C High School, Monday-Wednesday, 7:35-9 p.m.; Lebanon LMU Methodist Church, Tuesday, 7:15-9 p.m. Lebanon SVTDC, Technology Center, Thursday, 7:15-9 p.m. First class is free, then $5 per class. (276) 623-1318.