Horizons of Putnam County's spring lineup of "community education taught by the community" begins the week of March 18 and is filled with interesting possibilities.
Founded as a non-profit in 1996 to offer "an adventure in lifelong education," Horizons provides a variety of courses offered in a non-traditional format. Instructors come from all areas of the county and bring unique knowledge, perspective and enthusiasm to their classrooms.
Courses are offered in the fall and spring and vary from one-day choices to the more typical one-session-per-week format.
Locations where students meet include the Robert G. Bottoms Greencastle Community Center, the Putnam County Public Library and Studio B, located next to the Blue Door Café on Washington Street.
There are six class offerings this spring.
-- "Beginning Bead Weaving on a Loom" with Lisa Cooper of Greencastle's Studio B Gallery.
-- "Beginning Knitting" with talented local knitter Cathy Walton.
-- "Holy Scriptures: Who Gets to Decide?" led by Dr. P.T. Wilson, pastor of Gobin Memorial United Methodist Church and DePauw University chaplain.
-- "The Ancient Art of Kumihimo Braids" taught by Sunset Skies Jewelry Studio's Julie Schmidt.
-- "Nature Photography: Seeing Through the Lens as Meditation" with photojournalist Marilyn Culler at the DePauw Nature Park.
-- "Working with Chocolate," back by popular demand, with Boston-trained candy maker Anastasia Wells
There is a $20 fee for the first course and $15 for each additional course. Additional fees may be required for some sessions.
That information is included in the full course descriptions, which may be found in the Horizons Spring 2012 Community Education Catalog, available at the Putnam County Public Library or online at horizonscommunityeducation.wordpress.com.
To register for a course, or for more information, go to PCPL on Thursday, March 8 from 4-8 p.m. or Saturday, March 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Send completed registration form by mail to: Horizons of Putnam County, P.O. Box 385, Greencastle, IN 46135.
For more information: Call PCPL at 653-2755, extension 115 or 124 or email email@example.com.
Registration must be received by March 18, although late registrations will be accepted with the instructor's approval.