New River CTC announces Spring Semester Community Education Classes in Lewisburg

The New River Community and Technical College Office of Workforce Education in Lewisburg, will offer an array of classes at the Lee Street Complex (former Lewisburg Elementary School) for the 2015 Spring Semester.

Instructor Terri M. Pyne will offer several approaches to lifestyle change through nutrition, exercise and behavioral modification beginning Jan. 6 and running through Feb. 23 on Tuesdays and Thursdays. She will be begin with Yoga Class, employing a series of postures that increase strength and improve stamina and balance. Tai Chi held on Tuesdays will bring health and vitality to your life with a series of basic movements. Or maybe your interest will be in a Tapemasters, a class offering a multi-component approach to the latest techniques to create a healthier, happier, more energetic you.

Phillip Harrison, a well-known blacksmith, will instruct a class on Making Your Iron Sculpture on Tuesdays beginning Jan. 8 and running through Feb. 12. The times will be announced later. This class is an introduction to metal casting and a hands-on opportunity to experience a living part of history. Metal casting is both an ancient art and a modern technology. The lack of public and especially young people’s awareness of metal casting as a possible career choice is an existent threat to the industry.

A Real Estate Pre-Licensing class will be offered Jan. 6 through Mar. 19 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 7-10 p.m. Class instructor is Martha Hilton, a broker in Lewisburg. This 90-hour course prepares students for the West Virginia Real Estate Licensing Examination and provides a thorough introduction to this promising career field.

How about a game of chess? Classes will be held Jan. 7 through Feb. 4 with instructor Bill Zopp, a teacher at Greenbrier East High School. All levels of players welcome. This Wednesday evening class will provide students with game strategy and techniques to enhance enjoyment in the art of a game of chess.

On Mondays, Jan. 19 through Feb. 9, Sharon Johnson, a member of Greenbrier County Artists, will instruct Come Paint with Me at the Rainelle Public Library from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This watercolor class will be a study of values and composition when planning a painting. You will learn different techniques for producing a luminous and exciting piece of art. Come and enjoy a fun-filled class and leave with a landscape, a floral and a still-life painting.

Terri Pyne will return on Monday, Jan. 21, with a three-hour class in Nutrition 101, and on Monday, Jan 28, to teach a three-hour class on the Mechanics of Exercise. Classes will help jump start your New Year’s resolution towards a healthy, nutritious lifestyle and a happier, more energetic you.

Other classes offered in March, April and May will include Blacksmithing, Quilting, Personal Writing, Cake Decorating and Seed Starting for your gardens.

For more information or to register, please contact new River CTC of Workforce Education in Lewisburg at 304-793-3001 or 304-793-6101 or email Class space is limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis.


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