Got the winter blues? Take a class at WWCC

Meet other students, socialize and enjoy learning at through the Quest Program or Club Ed.

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If you're restless and not a fan of winter, maybe developing some new interests and cultivating more friends would help. Maybe it's time to take some classes. Going back to school might inspire you and get you through the winter at the same time. In addition to the interesting topics, you can meet other students and enjoy socializing. For winter quarter, there's a new list of classes at Walla Walla Community College's Club Ed, also known as Community Education, and there are plenty of new classes in the Quest Program. Quest is an education program for people ages 50 and older that is dedicated to lifelong learning. It's a membership-driven organization focused on learning, socializing and active student participation. You can join by the academic year or on a quarterly basis. If you're 90 or older, your membership is free. Winter quarter gets started with the Quest Social on Jan. 7, a festive introduction to the Quest instructors and their classes.

There will be plenty of interesting new classes in Quest and in the revamped Community Education Program, now known as Club Ed. You get great classes and an opportunity to meet others and socialize. The popular program offers a variety of classes for the fun of learning.

Some of the topics available in the Quest program include learning to write a 10-minute play, writing very short stories, learning about local history, learning about the seven deadly sins, landscaping and fixing what's wrong with your yard, learning about King Arthur, French films, singing or making soup.

The Club Ed list of classes is also extensive. You can learn to make and decorate cakes, with piping, flowers and other frosting designs. You can also learn all about knives, music, salsa dancing, drawing with pastels, recovering from the recession, and lots more.

The Quest Social will be Jan. 7, 3-5 p.m. at Walla Walla Community College, in the Conference Center, east end of the main building. There will be plenty of refreshments and musical entertainment. You can meet instructors and get their perspectives on some classes that can get you inspired to go back to school for the sheer joy of learning.

To register call 509-527-4443, for information call 509-527-4561

Karlene Ponti can be reached by calling 509-526-8324 or by e-mail at karleneponti@wwub.com.

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