Spring has sprung for community classroom

First Posted: 3/13/2015

The miracle of spring is upon us. I loved winter in my youth but in the winter of my years, spring is my new all-time favorite season. The return of sound, of color, of life and all is brand new as if it’s never been before. Rebirth. It’s grand to be alive again.

The Abington Area Community Classroom bus trip to the Philadelphia Flower Show on March 4 gave us a preview of more spring to come. We were blessed with the only warm day of the week and now we are hoping for the sun to shine on us for our NYC trip. We leave at 8 a.m. from the Sears parking lot at the Viewmont Mall on Saturday, April 18. Send in your registrations of $30. Call 570-254-9520 if you have questions.

The Dietrich’s Children’s Theatre is coming to the Gathering Placeto present four plays under the direction of Laurel Radzieski. The March play, “Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears,” the first of four free plays based on multicultural folk tales, will be presented mat 1 p.m. Saturday, March 28 at the Clarks Summit Borough Building.

March class offerings are still available, including Silk Art at 6:30 p.m. March 26, cost is $15 plus supplies; All-Season Gardening at 10 a.m. Saturdays, March 28 and April 4, $25; and Tae Kwon Do at 9 a.m. for six Saturdays, March 21- April 25 at Clarks Green United Methodist Church, $25; Ballroom Dance at 7 p.m. on Thursdays, April 2- 23, at the Clarks Summit Borough Building. Cost is $30. Fiber Fun with Gwen Harleman from Verve Vertu will be held at 10 a.m. on four Fridays, April 10- May 1, at Clarks Summit United Methodist Church. Cost is $40.

Classes coming up soon you will not want to miss:

Cheese and Wine 101 at 6:30 p.m. April 16. Cost is $35. Make ricotta and mozzarella cheese and learn to pair wine with cheese with Chef Mike McCully.

Pam Summa is back teaching the Basics of Smocking at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 6 and costs $15, plus $3 for supplies.

Enjoying Poets and Poetry meets at noon Wednesday, April 8 at First Presbyterian Church of Clarks Summit. Cost is $20.

Pat Martin begins his course on Improv at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 9, and it will continue weekly through Thursday, May 7. Cost is $30.

Rabbi Daniel’s next class is called A Taste of Judaism and will be held at 7 p.m. Thursdays, April 9-23 at First Presbyterian Church of Clarks Summit. Cost is $25.

Intro to Excel at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 6 will teach you about the tools you can use to keep an eye on your finances using the computer. Cost is $15. Jeff Brozena also teaches Privacy on Social Media at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 13 and Organizing and Using your Digital Photos at 6:30 p.m. two Mondays, April 20 and 27. All classes, which will be held at First Presbyterian Church of Clarks Summit, have openings.

Consuela Golden returns to teach you how to Prep, Publish and Promote your E-Book at 7 p.m. for three Mondays, April 13-27 at First Presbyterian Church of Clarks Summit. Cost is $30.

Jill and Gehred Wetzel will start their second session of Ballroom Dancing on Mondays, April 13-May 18: 6 p.m., Advanced West Coast Swing; 7 p.m., Intermediate Rhumba; and 8 p.m., Singles! Foxtrot and Swing. Cost is $45 each person.

Remember to register for all these great classes at least one week before class begins (bus trip, two weeks). Mail your form from the website, www.aacclass.org, and your check, to 300 Kennedy Creek Road, North Abington Township, PA 18414.

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