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Horizons of Putnam County fall classes to begin soon

Monday, September 10, 2012

Horizons of Putnam County's fall lineup of community education classes taught by community members begins the week of Sept. 30 and runs the gamut from chocolate to couponing.

Founded as a non-profit in 1996 to offer "an adventure in lifelong education," Horizons offers a variety of classes twice a year taught in non-traditional formats. Instructors are from all areas of the county and each brings his or her unique knowledge, perspective and enthusiasm to their students.

Courses are offered each fall and spring and vary in length from one-day sessions to a more typical one-session-per-week format. Locations for the classes are selected by the instructors.

There are 11 Horizons options this fall:

"Watercolor Note Cards" with Jessie Scott at the Putnam County Public Library.

"Learning to Spin on a Drop Spindle" with Heidi Warren at Studio B.

"Native American Spiritualities -- Through a Christian Lens" with Dr. P.T. Wilson at Gobin Memorial United Methodist Church.

"Beginning Quilting" with mother/daughter quilters Jenni and Rachel Smith at Harmony Baptist Church.

"Ethics and Values in Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games: The Novel and the Film" led by Martha Rainbolt at the Prindle Institute.

"Beaded Caterpiller Bracelet" and "Beginning Bead Weaving on a Loom" with Lisa Cooper, both classes at the Putnam County Public Library.

"Working with Chocolate" with Anastasia Wells at the Crown Street Community Center.

"Extreme Couponing 101" with extreme couponers Chrissy Larkin and Megan Swanson at the Putnam County Public Library.

Making a "Miniature Coiled Basket" with Lynne Tweedie at Studio B.

"Landscape Photography" with Marilyn Culler at the Pulliam Center for Contemporary Media.

There is a $20 fee for the first course and additional courses are $15 each. Additional materials fees may be required for some sessions. This information is included in the full course descriptions, which may be found in the Horizons Fall 2012 Community Education Catalog, available at the Putnam County Public Library or online at http://horizonscommunityeducation.wordpr....

Register in person at the Putnam County Public Library 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13 or on Saturday, Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Registrations also can be mailed to: Horizons of Putnam County, P.O. Box 385, Greencastle, IN 46135.

Registration must be received by Saturday, Sept. 15, although late registration will be accepted with instructor's approval.

For more information, persons may call the PCPL Reference Desk at 653-2755, ext. 115 or email horizonspc@gmail.com.

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