Adult Classes

Pistol Safety Course

Learn firearms safety, law and familiarization of handguns and ammunition, how to handle a weapon safely, and laws regarding use of firearms in self-defense. This one evening course  will cover many do’s and don’ts  for carrying a weapon for self defense.  As part of the course those students who wish to later apply for a concealed handgun permit may take a written test, and upon successful completion of the test,  a certificate will be provided that will allow you to apply for a Virginia Concealed Weapons Permit with the local court. No gun ownership required.   If you have a gun do not bring it to class until the instructor instructs you to do so. Class open to any age 21 or older. This course meets one evening.   Time: 6-9pm.  
Location: Municipal Building  
Cost per student: $55 residents/non-residents: $65   Each course limited to 10 students.

Choose the date when registering:
November 1        November 17
December 8        January 12
January 26           February 9
Instructor: Perry Bartels is a 22 year police veteran and firearms instructor. He is a certified instructor with the Virginia Department of of Criminal Justice Services. Must register 5 days in advance of the course.
Spaces will fill quickly, this course has been
very popular in the past.

Digital Photography 101

Do you want to improve your skills but ultimately  take great pictures? Digital photography has, at the same time, made the craft of photography both more rewarding and more complex. This is an introductory level class that outlines the basics of photography; learn about elements of exposure (aperture, shutter speed, ISO), white balance, etc. Beyond the mechanics, the instructor will address issues of understanding light, shadow, and perspective. Finally, the course will provide an overview of issues associated with digital photography workflow beyond the point of image capture, digital asset management or file storage, color management, some of the software options available and what capabilities they offer.
Location: Municipal Building
Instructor: Gary Hess from ViewFinder Photographic Art
Date: Monday, December 12  
Time: 6:30-9pm Municipal Building. Deadline is December 4.
Cost: $35 residents; $45 non-residents
No camera required.   Program #143

Tai Chi

Looking for a non-aerobic form of exercise which will improve your balance, reduce stress, and improve   flexibility? Tai Chi may be the exercise for you.  We are offering the Introductory Tai Chi Form           
 (9 Movements) in a 7 week series of classes.
This Tai Chi form is designed for beginners but will help more advanced students as well.  The class will also include meditative breathing and Qigong, a series of powerful Traditional Chinese medical exercises to help maintain overall health.
Participants should wear loose fitting clothes &  good walking shoes.  For adults. All fitness levels welcome.   Thursday evenings. Location: Municipal Building Classes will be held Wednesday Evenings 5:30-6:30pm
Session is October 26- December 14- no class week of Thanksgiving. 8 weeks.
Cost: $57 residents; $67 non-residents
Instructor: Jack Fuller  Class minimum of 8.
Register  5 Days  before the session starts.
Program: #125

Watercolor workshop

The product is the process! Explore different styles &  techniques using watercolor paints to create a masterpiece, while following along to complete your very own sea turtle painting. All material and supplies provided with class fee. No experience required!
Instructor: Sarah Hair Olson, local artist
Class will meet 2 evenings 6:00-9pm
Municipal Building   Date: November 2 and 3
Cost is $58; non-residents: $68
Deadline to register:  October 27 Program #123

Alcohol Inks: Creating Fabulous Florals

Learn to paint with vibrant alcohol inks!  We will be exploring the properties that make these inks so
exciting to work with and to see by making several paintings during this 3 hour class.  
All materials included.  Instructor: Sarah Hair Olson, local artist. Class will meet November 15
6:00pm-9:00pm Class held at
Municipal Building
Cost is $52; Non-residents: $62
Deadline to register: November 10.
Program: 124