Have you ever watched your grandchildren whiz around on the Internet like they were born with a computer in their hands and wondered: I wish I knew more about technology? Or perhaps you’ve always wanted to learn how to dance but could just never find the time.
Here in Hampton Roads, Virginia, several local organizations offer free or cheap classes on nearly every subject you can imagine. Just check out some of the interesting classes being offered in the area in February:
Beginner Shag Lessons: Learn the Carolina Shag with instructors, Marsha Ruth and Tom Edwards. Beginners will learn basic footwork and turns while experienced dancers can focus on technique.
- When: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Mondays for six week sessions.
- Where: Rogers Sports Pub, 2002 Bainbridge Blvd in Chesapeake VA
- Admission: Free. No partner or experience is necessary
- More Info: Contact Joe Webb at 757-436-3075
Senior Computer Classes: Learn basic computer applications such as word processing, graphics, and Internet, plus saving files to disk or CD.
- When: Various times throughout the month of February
- Where: Primeplus Norfolk Senior Center, 7300 Newport Ave. in Norfolk VA
- Admission: Must have home computer for assignments
- More Info: Contact Gwen Kight at 757-625-5857
Beginning Beekeeping Class: The Beekeepers Guild of Southeast Virginia presents a Beginning Beekeepers course with an emphasis on sustainable, chemical-free practices. The course consists of both lectures and hands on demonstrations.
- When: From 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on three consecutive Saturday mornings: February 5, 12 and 19
- Where: Virginia Wesleyan College, 1584 Wesleyan Drive in Norfolk VA
- Admission: Tuition is $30 and includes MAAREC Publication Beekeeping Basics, refreshments each day and a five-month Guild membership from February 1, 2011 to June 30, 2011. Optional $10 extra includes the latest edition of the Beekeeping for Dummies book.
- More Info: Contact Bob Montcalm at 757-487-2143
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If you’re the kind of senior who wants to remain active during retirement and who never wants to stop learning new things, Hampton Roads might be a good fit for your lifestyle. With several area colleges and active organizations such as the Primeplus Norfolk Senior Center, you can rest assured that there will always be something new and exciting to do in the area.
If you’re interested in relocating to the Hampton Roads, VA area, then contact me, Diana Rondinelli, your Hampton Roads real estate expert. I’ll give you information on all the available listings in Hampton Roads and Williamsburg area and even provide you with my FREE relocation package.
Until next time,