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: a 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.

Weekly On-going Class Schedules

PILATES FOR ALL AGES (Vacation - Classes will resume in August)
Tuesdays, 6:00 pm to 7:00 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

Cost: $7.50 per session

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

REFLEXOLOGY 3-Session Classes
Mondays, 10:00am to 12:00
pm and 6:00-8:00pm for private sessions (no class July 3rd)
Room #103

Learn Self-Reflexology techniques.  Reflexology is the application of pressure to areas on the feet, hands, and ears. Reflexology is generally relaxing and may be an effective way to alleviate stress. The touch points of reflexology correspond to organs and systems of the body. Pressure applied to these areas affects the organs and benefits the person's health.

Instructor: Frankie Quarles

Cost: $30.00 for the 3-session classes.
Private Sessions: $25.00

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

Also available, 30-minute therapy by appointment morning or evening any day.  Call 770-235-4106.

BELLY DANCING  (Vacation - Classes will resume in August)
Wednesdays, 6:00-7:00 pm
Room #102

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.

GENTLE YOGA (Vacation - Classes will resume in August)
Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 pm 
Room #102

Gentle yoga is perfect for people who want to try yoga for the first time or for those who are looking for a softer approach to their practice. In this class, we will combine gentle yoga poses with breathing exercises while focusing on the mind/body connection. We will do restorative postures to stretch and strengthen the body, reduce stress and calm the mind. Everybody is welcome to practice yoga in this supportive environment. No yoga experience is required. Bring yourself, water and a mat and be ready to feel grounded.

Instructor: Michelle Petee

Cost:  $7.50

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


3rd Monday of each month, 3:00-6:00 pm
Room #101

First time crocheters will be provided with a crochet hook, finishing needle, small ball of yarn and printed instructions at the cost of a one-time fee of $7.50.  Please RSVP.  If no students are registered, class will be canceled for that month.

Instructor: Valerie Hayes

Cost: $7.50

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

Ballroom Dancing
Two Times a Week!

Mondays, 10am-12pm  or
Thursdays, 6:00-8:00 pm

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.

How To Stay Fit As You Age
Wednesdays, May 10-August 30 10:00 am-11 am

While your body may no longer look or move as it did when you were in your 30s or 40s, that doesn’t mean you have to just accept the effects of aging. Instead, you can choose to make deliberate decisions that can change your experience of aging into a positive and, above all, healthy one. And it all starts with staying fit. Join us in this engaging series. It just may transform your life.

Fee: Free (Donations accepted) To Register call 706-742-0823

Beginning Oil Painting
Wednesdays, Beginning June 28,  through July 19, 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

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

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.  Pre-registration required.

Facilitator:  Jack Eisenman

Cost: FREE

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

Walk-ins welcome


Introduction to Digital Photography
Saturday, June 24, 10 am - 12 pm
Room # 104

This workshop is for those who are new or have some knowledge of digital photography. During these few hours I hope you will at least get more comfortable with using and understanding the manual settings of your camera.

Each participant will need to bring their camera. Also bring any other gear that you wish to talk about and any manuals that came with the camera if possible. In your assisted settings dial on your camera you will need to be able to select the Program, Aperture, and Shutter Speed modes.

After a brief talk in the class room we will be spending some time out in the field photographing. We will take a short walk down to the Depot area. There you will photograph anything in this area.  During this time we will concentrate on and talk about using the Program, Aperture, and Shutter Speed modes during the photo shoot.

We will then go back into the class room, review some of these images. During this part of the class we will talk about your images, discussing what makes a good photograph.

Instructor:  Ken Storey

Cost: $3.00 donation

Minimum: 5 Students

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

Summer – Kids Play Theatre CampJune 26-309 am - 4 pm, plus early/late care (extra charge). Develop confidence, discipline and empathy while playing with others on stage. Great for the child who loves to be center stage AND for the quiet one who needs a boost in self-expression skills. Performance for family and friends on Friday. Teachers: Circle Ensemble Theater Troupe’s professional actors and directors. $150, scholarships available (8-16 years old).

Payment due with pre-registration by the day before each session begins. Call 706-742-0823 or stop by our office.  We accept cash, check or credit card.


Coming in July

Thu, July 6, 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 is Hallie D. Cheek, LMSW, Social Worker

The VA Medical Foster Home Program is a program through the Department of Veterans Affairs in which a trained caregiver opens their home and their heart to veterans that require a nursing home level of care, but the veteran does not wish to be in a nursing home.  They want to be in a home environment and have their physical and emotional needs met.  The VA inspects and approves all Medical Foster Homes and Caregivers, and then provides in-home medical care  to the veteran from a mobile VA Primary Care team, which includes medical case management.  The Medical Foster Home Coordinator oversees all placements and provides on-going caregiver training and case management.  This program is under the VA’s Geriatrics and Extended Care Service Line, and the Athens VA Clinic is seeking competent and compassionate caregivers.  Mrs. Cheek will speak about the requirements of this new program to the Athens area, and explain some of the many resources that the VA has for our veterans and their caregivers.

The program will last one-half hour.

Please RSVP 706-742-0823

Canning Class
Sat, July 8, 

Is your garden bountiful this year? Are you eying the beautiful produce at the farmer's market?

Join us to learn how to preserve this summer's produce. We will can pickles and dilly beans using the water bath method, and review the best methods for preserving other fruits and vegetables. You'll

leave this class with recipes for salsas, pickles, and jams & jellies. You'll also take home what we make during the class!

Instructor: Emily Eisenman

Fee: $10. Additional materials fee: $5

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


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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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Class Schedules

March Schedule of Classes (PDF)

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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.