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. 

We offer some classes 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

UPCOMING CLASSES

Masters of American Photography
Thursday, June 9, 2022, 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Gadsden Art Center

Masters of American Photography is an exhibition curated from the collection of the Reading Public Museum, featuring photographs that represent the history of the medium from the 1880s through the 1980s. With a particular emphasis on the first decades of the twentieth century, the exhibition includes iconic images by giants in the photographic canon such as Alfred Stieglitz, Ansel Adams, Walker Evans, Edward Weston, Dorothea Lange, Margaret Bourke-White, and Paul Strand. This carefully chosen collection features an impressive range of works encompassing portraiture, landscape, still life, and cultural history, dramatically presenting American life during this period. Experience a guided tour of the exhibit followed by lunch at Big Papa’s Chop House across from the museum.

Fee $17 includes admission and transportation from the TSC. Lunch cost is not included in the fee. Limited space available.

Popes Museum Tour
Wednesday, June 15, 2022, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Found in Grady County, Georgia, Pope’s Museum is the former home of Laura Pope Forester, a self-taught artist, notable not only for creating a large art environment of high artistic quality around her rural residence and store, but also as one of the few female artists to do so in the twentieth century. Before her death in 1953, she had created 200 sculptures, wall murals, and gardens of exquisite design and intention. Visit this local gem, tour the house, grounds, and art. Following the tour, enjoy a catered lunch on site.

Fee $34 includes lunch and transportation. Limited space available.

Writing your family history
Wednesday, June 20 and 27, 2022, 10:00 am – 11:30 am
NE Branch Library

Writing a Family History, a two-session class on June 20 and 27 from 10am-11:30 with Mary Sterner Lawson, will help participants capture personal memories that are important to them and to the history of their families. In an approach that is user-friendly, Lawson will walk individuals through the process of collecting, organizing, and writing down reminiscences. In the first session, handouts and a PowerPoint will demonstrate the process. Armed with a viable approach to recording what is and has been important in their lives, inspired participants in the second session will be able to share their experiences in writing down a reminiscence.

In-person class. Fee $5.

Geohazards: Landslides, Land Subsidence, Sinkholes
Wednesday, June 23, 2022, 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
TSC activity room

TSC Lifelong Learning Coordinator and Geologist, Maureen Haberfeld continues her series on Geohazards with a presentation on landslides, land subsidence, and sinkholes. This presentation will cover the causes of these hazards, where they occur, and mitigation strategies. Learn about some of the communities in Florida and around the United States that are dealing with these threats.

Hybrid class. Fee $5.