Do you feel stuck in the same old rut in your life? Do you always spend your spare time doing the same old things?
Is one of your New Year’s resolutions to try something new? Upcoming classes and opportunities in the Lynchburg area offer you some new choices.
Master Gardener classes
Maybe you’ve always had an interest in gardening but weren’t sure where to start. Maybe you already garden but would like to learn more.
Hill City Master Gardener training classes will begin soon. Registration ends on January 13. Master Gardeners donate time back to the community as part of the agreement when they take the classes. To learn more, visit the website www.hcmg.com and download an application. You can also contact Joe Pond at 434-384-7868.
New technology gadgets
Did you receive a new tech gadget for Christmas but aren’t sure how to use it? Maybe you just want to learn more about new technology.
Campbell County Public Libraries are offering help learning about e-reades, electronic tablets, Mp 3 players, i-phones, and laptops. There will be gadgets on site for hands-on time.
Sessions will be held at all Campbell County libraries as follows:
- Timbrook Branch, January 9 and 11, 9am-6pm, call (434) 239-1190
- Rustburg Branch, January 12 and 13, 9am-5:30pm, call (434) 332-9560
- Patrick Henry Memorial Library, January 17 and 19, 9am-5:30pm, call (434) 376-3363
- Staunton River Memorial Library, January 18 and 20, 9am-5:30pm, call (434) 369-510
You can find out more about the program by calling any branch or visiting the Campbell County website www.campbellcountylibraries.org
Whether you have always been interested in beekeeping or would like to learn about a new hobby, a nine-week class will be held from 7-9pm starting Monday, January 30.
The classes, held at James River Day School, are offered by the Piedmont Beekeepers Association.
The cost is $90 tuition for the entire family which includes textbooks and other resources as well as classes.
Registration is required. Contact Ann Zudekoff at (434) 660-6063.
Calling all history buffs
Poplar Forest, Thomas Jefferson’s summer home, is looking for new volunteers. Four three-hour training classes will be offered in February and March.
Volunteers must commit to at least nine hours of volunteer time per month from March through December.
For more information, visit the website www.poplarforest.org/support/volunteering.
No matter what your interest, you can find something new to do in Lynchburg in 2012. Isn’t it time to get out of that rut?