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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. These rates apply to non-Silver Sneakers FLEX® participants and for non-exercise/health related classes.

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:

  • 8 session card - $60.00 for $7.50 classes
  • 8 session card - $64.00 for $8.00 classes
  • 8 session card - $80.00 for $10.00 classes
     
  • 4 session card - $30.00 for $7.50 classes
  • 4 session card - $32.00 for $8.00 classes
  • 4 session card - $40.00 for $10.00 classes

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.

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED FOR ALL CLASSES!

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


 

NaNoWriMo Write In

Sunday, November 4
3:00 – 5:00pm
Weekly on Sunday, 4 times

Ever wanted to write a novel? November is National Novel Writing Month! Even if you want to come and write nonfiction or poetry, you are welcome to join us at a weekly write-in, sponsored by the Athens Area Wrimos. 

The weekly write-in will run from 3 PM to 5 PM on Sunday afternoons. Wi-Fi is available, along with plenty of outlets to plug in your laptop computer. Coffee and snacks are available by donation for $1 each.

NaNoWriMo is a world-wide endeavor. If you are interested in learning more about National Novel Writing Month, please visit nanowrimo.org or the Athens Area Wrimos group on Facebook.


 

BOW MAKING CLASS

Bow Making Rm 104
Wednesday, November 7
6:00 – 7:00pm

In this Bow Making class, you will be taught how to create 4 different bows. Two will be by hand and 2 will be made by using the E Z Bowmaker (found at Michaels for $10 ...use the coupon and get cheaper). 

Supplies required:
2 rolls of 1.5-inch wide ribbon and at least 2 rolls of 2.5-inch wide ribbon (3 would be better). Ribbons should coordinate with each other and all 4 rolls should be different print/color for best results. 
You will also need scissors, pipe cleaners or floral wire, measuring tape (yardstick is easier), and the bow maker.
If you plan to take the wreath making classes think ahead to the colors you want your wreaths to be so you can go ahead and have the bows made for those classes.

Cost: 8.00 per person.  We accept cash, check or credit card.

Pre-registration required.

Parking Available


 

Wreath Making Classes

There will be three separate wreath making classes so that you will have your choice of type of wreath.  The dates and supplies needed to make each wreath are listed below.

Mesh Ribbon Wreath Making Rm 102
Tuesday, November 13
6:00 – 8:00pm

Mesh WreathMesh Ribbon Wreath Class:
In this class, you will learn how to make a big beautiful mesh ribbon wreath that is all the rage right now. If you can twist a pipe cleaner then you can make this wreath. Great for beginners.

For this class you will need:
1 Wire wreath frame 14" (dollar tree)
1 Roll of 10-inch wide mesh by 30 ft. Mesh should match the ribbon. (Hobby Lobby)
1 pkg of matching Pipe cleaners (chenille stems) at least 18 pcs (craft store)
2 rolls of coordinating 2.5-inch wide ribbon by 10 yards each. Each roll should be a different pattern or color. (Hobby Lobby/Michaels)
scissors
ruler (yardstick is easier)
bow maker (Michaels) (or bring your bow from the bow making class). 
Optional: A sign to put on the wreath that coordinates.

SUPPLIES:
Scissors
wire cutters
ruler (yardstick is easier)
glue gun
glue sticks
pipe cleaners
floral wire
bow maker
ribbon
staple gun (only if you are adding a wooded sign and you will need very short staples)
wreath forms
sign (only if adding a sign to wreath)
Plus and additional supplies listed in the class description.
Optional Wreath stand (sold at hobby lobby in the floral section). this just makes it easier to see your wreath as you attach florals/greenery but not necessary.


Grapevine Wreath Making Rm102
Tuesday, November 20
6:00 – 8:00pm


Grapevine Wreath Class
In this class, you will learn how to add floral/greenery to a grapevine wreath. You can dry fit your florals/greenery before you glue them into place. 

For this class you will need:
1 grapevine wreath 18" (Hobby Lobby)
Your choice of florals and greenery. You will need different lengths of stems and different sizes off florals/greenery. Different textures also make a great looking wreath. See picture for a sample of you can use. You will 2 of each stem or 1 large premade bush.
wire cutters to cut stems of floral/greenery
glue gun and glue sticks
floral wire
bow (or bring bowmaker and ribbon to make a bow)

SUPPLIES:
Scissors
wire cutters
ruler (yardstick is easier)
glue gun
glue sticks
pipe cleaners
floral wire
bow maker
ribbon
staple gun (only if you are adding a wooded sign and you will need very short staples)
wreath forms
sign (only if adding a sign to wreath)
Plus and additional supplies listed in the class description.
Optional Wreath stand (sold at hobby lobby in the floral section). this just makes it easier to see your wreath as you attach florals/greenery but not necessary.



Evergreen Wreath Making Rm102
Tuesday, November 27
6:00 – 8:00pm

Evergreen WreathEvergreen Wreath Making Class
In this class, you will learn how to take a plain evergreen wreath and add greenery to make it fuller and prettier. You can dry fit the greenery before you glue them into place. The bow will have tails that weave in and out of the wreath.

For this class you will need:
1 Evergreen base ( I use the cheapest ones from Walmart I think they are around $3)
3-4 ficus stems (Hobby Lobby) these are the $1.99 ones but buy them when on sale and get them for $1 each
1 fern bush (Hobby Lobby) The one I got was $12.99 but was on sale for 1/2 off. I believe there is a cheaper one too
1 accent floral to add a pop of color (I like to use white when making a winter version)
Wire cutters to cut greenery
glue gun and glue sticks
floral wire
bow (or bring bowmaker and ribbon to make one) 
OPTIONAL: Ornaments (I will be using a few ornaments to add some color)

SUPPLIES:
Scissors
wire cutters
ruler (yardstick is easier)
glue gun
glue sticks
pipe cleaners
floral wire
bow maker
ribbon
staple gun (only if you are adding a wood sign and you will need very short staples)
wreath forms
sign (only if adding a sign to wreath)
Plus and additional supplies listed in the class description.
Optional Wreath stand (sold at hobby lobby in the floral section). this just makes it easier to see your wreath as you attach florals/greenery but not necessary.

 

Cost: $10 per person for each class and bring your own materials, supplies, and tools.

We accept cash, check or credit card.

Pre-registration required.

Parking Available


 

A Holiday Hoopla Craft Bazaar

Craft Bazaar
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2018
at the Winterville Center for Community & Culture
371 N. Church Street
Winterville, GA 30683
8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Vendors Wanted - $20/table.
RAFFLE for a Handmade Christmas Afghan made by our own Threadworks Group, and a SILENT AUCTION.
See website for details and applications. http://www.wintervillecenter.com/holiday-hoopla-craft-bazaar

Proceeds benefit the Winterville Center


 

MONTHLY

First Thursday Potluck Lunch & Lecture
First Thursday of Every Month
12:30 – 1:30 pm

Open to all adults.  FREE admission

Join us for a good old-fashioned Potluck Lunch on the first Thursday of every month.  Each month's program features a theme, guest speaker, concert, demonstration or another program.  Check our Google calendar below for upcoming details for each luncheon.  

Prior to the program, we will have our potluck lunch, so please bring a dish to share. Beverages are provided.

 


 

POETS OF WINTERVILLE
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

President: Tony Tolbert

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


 

OUR REGULAR CLASSES

OIL PAINTING                                                                     Instructor:  Dortha Jacobson
MONDAYS, 1:30 PM                                                            Cost:  $10.00 per session 
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 paint pallet.  If a 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.

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


 

MONDAYS

Grand Opening of the Winterville Chess Club On Monday, November 5, 2018
Mondays, 6:00 – 8:00 pm, Room 104                        

cription:Cchess players of all levels are invited to the Grand Opening of the Winterville Chess Club from 6:00 - 8:00 pm at the Winterville Center for Community and Culture, 371 North Church Street, Winterville, GA, 30683.

The Winterville Chess Club is a chess community for players of all ages, skill levels, and experience who are welcome to take part in chess tournaments rated by the United States Chess Federation, participate in chess lectures, learn opening theory, play speed chess, and explore the underlying strategies and themes of chess endings. The club will also hold monthly Saturday scholastic tournaments for students of all grade levels, K-12 in addition to adult tournaments. Location to be determined. For additional information, contact Tomas Ramirez, Ph.D. at tramirez110@charter.net or by calling the Winterville Center for Community and Culture at 706-742-0823 or by visiting the center during work hours.

For ages 10 and older.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Instructor: Tomas Ramirez, Ph.D., United States Chess Federation Member

Pre-registration and payment are required. We accept cash, check or credit card.

Cost: $3.75 per session.  We accept cash, check, and credit cards.

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

Parking Available. 

TUESDAYS

COFFEE WITH A VET
Tuesdays, 9:00 am

Room 101 (Coffee House)

Come and join other vets for a time of socialization. Most just sit around and gab, but you are welcome to play cards or other games. You will be close to the coffee pot and donuts.  Visit as long as you like.


 

Threadworks Group
Tuesdays
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

The Threadworks Group 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.

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

Parking available.

Facilitators: Patty Boyd & Valerie Hayes

 

 

LINE DANCING with Mike Burlyn Michel
Tuesdays, 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Room #102

Always wanted to learn Line Dancing or just want to dance for fun?  Now is your chance.  Basic and Beginner’s Dance Class. Learn dances such as The Electric Slide, The Hustle, Cowboy Charleston, The Alabama, Waltz Across Texas, Tush Push, Texas Ten Step, Watermelon Crawl, Tennessee Waltz, Millionaire Cha Cha, Midnight Waltz.

Instructor: Mike "Burlyn" Michel

Cost: $3.75 per person

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

Parking available.


 

WEDNESDAYS

BELLY DANCING
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.


 

THURSDAYS

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

Beginners and experienced players welcome.

WHAT IS MAH JONGG?
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.


 

LINE DANCING & BALLROOM DANCING with RON PUTMAN
First and Third Thursdays, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Room #102

Always wanted to learn Ballroom or Line Dancing or just want to dance for fun?  Now is your chance.  

6:00-7:00 - Line dancing is a great form of exercise and also a lot of fun.  Come out and learn the popular dances to songs you know.  Not all line dances are done to Country music.  Our instructor is a former CDA National Champion line dancer and has been teaching line dance over 20 years.

7:00-8:00 - Ballroom dance consists of “rhythm” dances and “smooth” dances.  We are going to start our series with Cha Cha, a rhythm dance.  It is easy to learn and works with a variety of music.  Our instructor has been an active dance competitor for over 20 years and is skilled at teaching social and competitive dance. 

Instructor: Ron Putman

Cost: $8.00 per person

Pre-registration and pre-payment REQUIRED. Call 706-742-0823 or visit the Center. We accept cash, check or credit card. Punch Cards Available.

Parking available.


 

TUESDAYS

Marigold Coffee House
Winterville Center for Community and Culture 
Open Tuesdays 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. 

Suggested donation:
     Coffee $1.00 
     Donuts $1.00 

We are a HELP YOURSELF and an HONOR SYSTEM COFFEE HOUSE. 

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


 

Quick link to the Calendar for mobile phone users: https://www.facebook.com/TheWintervilleCenter/app/141568166309981/

Register Online!

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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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.

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