Learn for the love of it! Discover something new, plan your next trip, or an amazing meal. A variety of interesting classes are offered throughout the year for adults who enjoy the fun and excitement of learning new things. We offer classes in diverse areas such as history, science, nature, music, current events and places of interest in the Big Bend region.

Our affordable programs are open to anyone 18 years and older. Schedule virtual family time together with your adult children and grandchildren, even if they live out of town. With virtual classes, people can participate from any location with internet access. 

Classes are currently offered on Zoom. If you would like to learn how to use Zoom, please call 850-891-4000 and Senior Center staff will set you up with a volunteer who can help you over the phone or computer. Or click here for our Zoom guide.

For more information, email Maureen.Haberfeld@talgov.com

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ONLINE CLASSES FOR 2021

Passing Through History: The Tales That Turds Tell, Oct. 21, 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. 

Many think that archaeology is about finding arrowheads and bottles. Artifacts. Things. However, Archaeology is all about discovering the untold stories of our past and these things are merely a tool to help us reveal that past. While these artifacts may be pretty, sometimes the ugliest and most disgusting ones tell us the best stories. Join Tristan Harrenstein, of the Florida Public Archaeology Network, to learn how ancient feces can produce amazing nuggets of truth about our past.

Hybrid class in person at TSC and on Zoom. $5 fee.

Flower Arranging 101 at Northeast Library Monday, 10/25 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Spend a fun filled morning learning basic elements of floral design for personal use from Edna Hall of A Touch of Class / Celebrations on Main Florist in Havana, FL. Materials used will be natural to most home gardens, native greens accented with some commercially grown blooms. Supplies will be provided but please bring any materials from your own yard that you think would be fun to add to your centerpiece. Each participant will take home a beautiful arrangement of their own creation.

In-person class at the Northeast Library. Fee $19

Flower Arranging 101 at TSC Tuesday, 10/26 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Spend a fun filled morning learning basic elements of floral design for personal use from Edna Hall of A Touch of Class / Celebrations on Main Florist in Havana, FL. Materials used will be natural to most home gardens, native greens accented with some commercially grown blooms. Supplies will be provided but please bring any materials from your own yard that you think would be fun to add to your centerpiece. Each participant will take home a beautiful arrangement of their own creation.

In-person class at at TSC. Fee $19

Introduction to Underwater Archaeology, Oct. 28, 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.

This presentation discusses the differences and similarities between terrestrial and underwater archaeology. It provides a good basic understanding of how archaeologists conduct underwater excavations. It also touches on the unique preservation issues relating to objects that archaeologists find at submerged sites. Barbara Clark of the Florida Public Archaeological Network will give the presentation.

Hybrid class live at TSC and on Zoom. Fee $5.

Apalachicola Pearl with Mike Kinnett Thu., Nov. 18 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Michael Kinnett, Author of The Apalachicola Pearl Novel Series, Apalachicola Pearl, Apalachicola Gold, and Apalachicola Mother of Pearl will discuss the novels and how he came to write them as well as some Apalachicola’s history. It was in the historic town of Apalachicola he began caring for the Orman House Historic State Park Museum. The Orman family archive is extensive, and soon found himself immersed in local history, and for thirteen years, shared Apalachicola’s rich heritage with thousands of visitors from around the world. We’ll examine Apalachicola’s commercial rise to power and its fall on the eve of the “Terrible War”, known today as “The Civil War”. We’ll examine how the Orman family and other prominent citizens of the time became entwined into the storyline. The author will separate fact from fiction and introduce the characters he created to bring Apalachicola’s history to life. Michael Kinnett states, “The Apalachicola Pearl series of novels was born from my passion for the town’s history and its unforgettable people. My sincere wish is for you to enjoy reading my Apalachicola Pearl series as much as I enjoyed writing them.”

Hybrid class live at TSC and on Zoom. Fee $5.

Deck-tinis and More Thu., Nov. 18 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Invite some friends over for a pre-holiday party and virtually learn how to mix some unique and enticing cocktails that will kick your celebrations up a notch during the holiday season! Join mixologists extraordinaire, Eric Pounders, of Madison Social, along with Michael Spellman, of Sniffen and Spellman, who will share their secrets for martini making! An optional Drink Kit is also available. Drink kit will include all ingredients and liquor to make four different martinis. Other items you will need are a cutting board, knife, ice, something to mix drinks with and glassware. 

*Pick-up for the Drink Kit pre-orders pickup will be on Thurs. 11/18, at the Tallahassee Senior Center from 3 – 4:30 pm. 

Virtual class on Zoom: $10, or $25 with drink kit.

This event is co-sponsored by Sniffen & Spellman.