Winterville Center for Community and Culture

Course Information

We are making every effort to keep our fees for activities and classes at a minimum. Many course offerings are FREE. The per-session fee for other classes vary starting at $7.50.

Note some courses will require an additional materials fee, which will be noted in the description for each class listed below. Advance registration is required for all courses to guarantee a place. Walk-ins may be accepted as space allows.

For your convenience, you may purchase punch cards:

4-session card for $30.00 or an 8-session card for $60.00.

Financial assistance is also available.

To register or purchase a punch card, visit us in person at 371 N. Church Street, or call 706-742-0823.  We accept cash, checks, and most credit cards.


Please note the class schedules are subject to change at any time depending on minimum participant requirement, illness, holidays, or other unforeseen reasons.  If you have prepaid for a canceled class, you will be offered cash (if paid in cash), or check (if paid by check or credit card you will receive a check from the City of Winterville).  You may also opt for credit to put toward a different class.


Food Talk: Better U                                                                                                         Instructor:  Melanie Burton
Thursdays in January 4th thru 25th (Please note times)                                             Cost:  FREE
January 4th from 2:30 - 4:00pm
January 11, 18, 25 from 12:00 – 1:30 pm

Food Talk: Better You - Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education is a new healthy weight management curriculum developed at the University of Georgia for the SNAP-Ed Program.

It is a series of 4 FREE lessons designed to help participants gain knowledge of nutrition topics and how to reduce barriers to meeting health and wellness goals.

Each lesson lasts approximately 90 minutes and is taught by a peer educator from the community.

Lessons include interactive activities like the "taste and rate" activity, group exercise segments that are low-impact so everyone can participate, and recipe demonstrations where participants may get a taste of healthy food in class.  Who doesn't like food?! 

Some of the freebies include a water bottle, measuring cup, resistance band, beach ball,  recipe book and a pedometer!

The first class starts on Jan 4 at 2:30 pm after the Senior Potluck then for the remaining 3 weeks will take place from 12:00 - 1:30 pm.

Instructor:  Melanie Burton

Cost: Free


Thursday, January 4, 12:30pm – 1:30pm 

Open to all - FREE ADMISSION

Join us for a good old-fashioned Potluck Lunch the first Thursday of every month. Each month's program features a guest speaker, concert, demonstration or another program. Prior to the program, we will have our potluck lunch, so please bring a dish to share. Beverages are provided. The program will last one-half hour.

Our Guest Speaker for January: Frankie Quarles.  Details to be announced.

The program will last one-half hour.

Walk-ins welcome, free parking


First Thursday of every month, 6:30-7:30 pm
Room #103

This group’s mission is to support and encourage the writing of original poetry. 

Poets of all ages and experience are welcome. We are all poets at heart. Even if you have never written a poem but like poetry, come join us.

We meet the first Thursday of every month at 6:30 pm.  Walk-ins welcome

Facilitator:  Zu Reuter

Cost: FREE

Poetry can be submitted to the Arts Council for review and be placed in the Art Gallery.


Monday through Thursday

Marigold Coffee House
Winterville Center for Community and Culture 
Open Monday to Thursday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Enjoy the company of friends as you sit around tables sipping coffee and eating donuts. Chew the fat, play a game, read the paper... we even have Wi-Fi so bring your laptop or note pad. 

The Marigold Coffee House hours: Monday-Thursday, 9:00 am-3:00 pm. 

Suggested donation:
     Coffee $1.00 
                                      Donuts $1.00 


Location: Winterville Center for Community and Culture 
              371 North Church Street 

We are the morning Winterville community place to be. 


Tuesdays, 9:00 am
Room 101 (Coffee House)

No pressure to join, just come and socialize with other veterans.  Visit as long as you like.


Threadwork Gatherers
Tuesdays beginning January 9th, 2018
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Threadwork Gatherers is a social group who share the love for all things thread, yarn, rope, and needlework of any kind. This will be taking the place of the former “Little City Hookers” group with some additions. Anyone who crochets, knits, embroiders, cross-stitches, macramé’s or any other fabric craft should stop by.  It will be a sort of “Open House” group.

If you would like to learn one of these crafts; someone should be available for teaching said craft. We hope you can join us for stitches and conversation.

Facilitators: Patty Boyd & Val Hayes

Cost: FREE (except if you need to purchase materials for beginning crochet at $5 for instructions, hook, needle and yarn.)

Parking available.


Tuesdays, 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm 
Room #102

Strengthen your Core, Legs, Glutes and Back in this one-hour session each week. All you need to bring is a mat. Adults of all ages will benefit from this exercise program.

Instructor: Kim Davis

Preregistration and payment required.  We accept cash, check, credit cards.

Punch cards available:
8 session punch card - $60.00
4 session punch card - $30.00


Tuesdays, 6:00 - 7:00 pm 
Room #103

Yoga has saved my life, and I wish to share it!  My class will be a beautiful gentle flow for all levels, ages and abilities.  The emphasis will be on nurturing and healing.  Beginners and advanced yogis are welcome. Bring mat, towel, water bottle.

Instructor: Heather Flower

Fee: $7.50 a session

Preregistration and payment required.  We accept cash, check, credit cards.

Punch cards available:
8 session punch card - $60.00
4 session punch card - $30.00



Wednesdays, beginning November 22, 10:00-11:00 am
Room 103

Chess is a two-player strategy board game played on a chessboard, a checkered gameboard with 64 squares arranged in an 8×8 grid.[1] The game is played by millions of people worldwide.

Each player begins with 16 pieces: one king, one queen, two rooks, two knights, two bishops, and eight pawns. Each of the six piece types moves differently, with the most powerful being the queen and the least powerful the pawn. The objective is to checkmate the opponent's king by placing it under an inescapable threat of capture. To this end, a player's pieces are used to attack and capture the opponent's pieces, while supporting each other. 

Instructor:  Bolivar Morales Gonzalez

Fee:  $7.50

Pre-registration/Payment required.  We accept cash, check or credit card.

Punch Cards Available:
4 session card - $30.00
8 session card - $60.00

Photo Attribution: Bubba73 at English Wikipedia


Wednesdays, 10:00 AM
Room 102

Instructor: Jackie Pierson

Cost: $7.50 a session

Preregistration and payment required.  We accept cash, check, credit cards.

Punch cards available:
8 session punch card - $60.00
4 session punch card - $30.00


Wednesdays, 7:00-8:00 pm
Room #104

Middle Eastern Dance, aka Belly Dance, in a relaxed and welcoming class for people of all ages and abilities. Learn basic posture and combinations as well as our unique Tribal Odyssey Belly Dance (TOBD) format for Group Improvisation. You will be shimmying right away!

Belly dance for Any Body!  is a fun introduction to Middle Eastern dance and Music.
Class will include:

  • drills/ technique, understanding of basic Middle Eastern rhythms, combinations, and introduction to basic props.
  • a short choreography.
  • improvisational techniques, including Tribal Odyssey.

Class will start with a warm-up and end with a cool down. Please be on time for warm and stay for cool down.

Experience Body- Positive Belly Dance classes with Jennifer,  a Certified Level 1 TOBD Instructor!

Instructor: Jennifer Kay-Williams

Cost: $10.00 per session

Payment due at pre-registration. Call 706-742-0823.  We accept cash, check or credit card.


Wednesdays, Beginning January 3rd through February 7, 5:30-7:30 pm (6 weeks)
Room #104

This class is for the adult who wants to try a new craft for the first time or to renew an interest now that there is more time in life for leisure activities.  Each class will focus on a different aspect of oil painting, starting with creating a color wheel in order to understand color and ending with an individual completion of a landscape.  Oil painting is a solitary activity but with a group of like-minded people.  Classes will also include learning how to critique a painting and discussing what is effective in a painting and what can be improved.

The Class Agenda:
I.  Materials, how to use them.  Each student will create a color wheel
II.  Value Study - working with one color to create darks and lights
III.  Still Life - minimal objects to create shapes, 
color, and value
IV. Composition - understanding of center of interest, horizon lines, balance, vanishing points
V. Grid work - Transferring your photo to canvas
VI. Landscape - working from your own photo or one teacher provides.

Materials to bring to the first class:  sketchbook, pencil, compass, straight edge, medium size oil painting brush, fine tip black marker and painting pallet.  If student has oil colors, bring them.  If they need to purchase, try getting a starter kit at Michael's (such as, Windsor Newton or Gamblin) or order from art supply stores such as Dick Blick, Utrecht or Cheap Joe's.

It is not necessary to have all of the colors, but the colors recommended are: Cadmium Red medium, cadmium scarlet, cadmium orange, cadmium yellow deep, cadmium yellow Light, Lemon Yellow light, Cadmium Green, Cobalt Green, Cerulean Blue, Cobalt Blue, Manganese Violet, Mars black or Ivory black, Titanium White, Paynes Gray, Yellow ochre, ultramarine blue.  Other supplies: odorless mineral spirits, safflower oil, disposable gloves, paper towels, canvas board, stretched canvas, boards with gesso.

Instructor:  Dortha Jacobson, Master degree in Art Education from Tyler School of Art.  Has taught in public schools and adult classes.  Participates in local juried art shows and opens up er studio/gallery once a year to the public.

Cost:  $10.00 per session per participant; $60 for the full course; punch cards available.

Payment due at pre-registration. Call 706-742-0823 or visit the Center.  We accept cash, check or credit card.



Thursdays, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Room #101

Beginners and experienced players welcome.

One of the oldest games known to the Chinese culture and mankind, Mahjong has evolved today to suit the tastes of the modern Chinese while keeping its roots intact. A witness to all major happenings of the Chinese from the birth of a baby to weddings to Chinese New Year - the Chinese are passionate about their game. Call it Mahjong, Ma Jong, Mah Jong, MahJongg, Ma Diao, Ma Cheuk, MahCheuck, Baak Ling, or Pung Chow – for the true Chinese, the brain game is as vital as the beating heart!

Usually played with 144 tiles bearing Chinese characters and symbols, there are a lot of regional variations to the rules and structure of the game. Most variations however commonly have 4 players bearing 13 tiles each, whereby players draw and discard tiles until they achieve a legal hand using the fourteenth drawn tile to form four melds and a head. Use of simples and honors, the scoring system, order of dealing and play vary slightly according to the form of game.


Thursday, January 4, 2018
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM &
11th, 18th, 25th, Noon to 1:30 PM

Room 101

Food Talk: Better U is a series of 4 interactive sessions aimed at helping you identify ways to make small lifestyle choices that lead to a better u!  Each session includes easy and fun exercises to help everybody move, a cooking demo, and tasting of healthy recipes.  Participants receive free incentives at each session that promote healthy eating and an active lifestyle.  Come ready to have fun and learn with others!

Instructor: Melanie Burton

Cost: FREE!

Please pre-register so Melanie will know how much food to bring.  706-742-0823

Free parking


Thursdays, 4:00 - 5:45 pm
Room #102

Always wanted to learn Line Dancing or just want to dance for fun?  Now is your chance.  Did you know there are dozens of line dances?  Here are a few you will be learning:

  Electric Slide
  Cupid Shuffle
  Cowbioy ChaCha
  Biker Shuffle
  Homie Twist
  Rita's Waltz

Instructor:  Lesia Carithers

Cost: $8.00 per person per session.

Pre-registration and payment required.  Call 706-742-0823 or visit the Center.  We accept cash, check or credit card.


Thursdays, 6:00-8:00 pm
Room #103

Description:  Learn beginner basic steps to dance Ballroom, Latin, Swing, and Line dances.

Instructor: Lesia Carithers

Cost:  $10.00 per session.  Punch cards available 4 punches/$40; 8 punches/$80.

Pre-registration & payment required.  Call 706-742-0823.  Credit Cards accepted.


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We now accept online registrations by submitting the form below. 

We prefer pre-payment so that the check-in process at the time of your scheduled class is quicker so we provide three options:

  1. You may prepay with a credit card by calling us at 706-742-0823, Monday thru Friday from 9 am to 4 pm.
  2. You may stop by the Center's office and pay by check, credit card or cash, Monday thru Friday from 9 am to 4 pm.
  3. You may send a check made payable to the City of Winterville and mailed to Winterville Center for Community & Culture, PO Box 306, Winterville, GA 30683.  If choosing this option, please indicate which class you have registered for.
  4. Please note that any class that has a material fee MUST prepay.  The instructors must purchase enough materials for each student.

All classes are $7.50 each unless noted that it is a FREE class.  Be sure to check if there is a material fee for your selected class.

For any questions, please call 706-742-0823, M-F, 9-4.

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Class Schedules

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Event Room Rentals Available

Book your next event at The Winterville Center for Community and Culture. We have a modern demonstration kitchen and a dining/activity room which seats 60 at round tables or 100 in theater-style arrangement.

Our community hall with kitchen is the perfect place for your Business Meeting, Wedding Reception, Family Reunion, Office Christmas Party, or Birthday Bash. Call 706-742-0823 for reservations.