College for Seniors classes range from art
to Hebrew Scripture
Registration is now open for spring courses in
the College for Seniors and Blue Ridge Naturalist program, both
hosted by the nationally acclaimed North Carolina Center for
Creative Retirement, located at UNC Asheville's Reuter Center.
Adults can go back to school this spring at the College for Seniors.
Some 90 courses are available during the spring term from March 16
to May 15. Students can explore basic water coloring skills with
local artist Jane Snyder; examine the current energy crisis with
Nobel Prize winner Lenny Bernstein; or learn about orchestra
instruments with Amy Fielder, former member of the American Symphony
Orchestra. Cost for College for Seniors is $115 for limitless
Hawks, medicinal herbs and biofuels are among the topics covered in
the Blue Ridge Naturalist Program's spring classes. Some 30 courses
are available beginning March 20. Outdoor enthusiasts and
environmental advocates can enroll in one-day courses or choose
classes that meet for up to eight weeks. Students can take up
birding, go hiking in nearby old-growth forests or examine how to
make their homes more environmentally friendly. Classes will meet at
UNC Asheville's Reuter Center or in outdoor locations around
Asheville. Cost for the classes range from $7-$126.
All classes at the College for Seniors and some classes at the Blue
Ridge Naturalist program require the $40 annual membership fee to
the North Carolina Center for Creative Retirement. Membership
benefits include a campus parking permit, access to the University
library, discounts on special events and more.
For more information, call the N.C. Center for Creative Retirement
at 828/251-6140. A complete course catalog and registration forms
for all programs are available online at