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Posted on: November 21, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Crafts, games, live music, demos at Cultural Center open house

On your way home after the Happy Holly Days Christmas Parade Saturday, Dec. 13, bring the whole family by the Holly Springs Cultural Center between 1 and 4 p.m. for a free open house with live music, crafts, games, demonstrations, coffee and hot cocoa samples, and lots more! It’s the Cultural Center’s way of showcasing new and favorite instructors teaching in 2015.

Drop in any time during the event to fight a knight in the medieval sword fighting demonstrations. Rock out with Brian Fayle, the instructor of the new JamBand classes, which will teach teens how to form their own bands. Get some self-defense tips from the instructors of KidPower. Admire the quilts and paintings of instructor Dina Jacobs. Thirsty? Try a free sample of the Cultural Center’s coffee or hot cocoa.

“We want to make sure everyone knows what the Cultural Center is offering so they can help themselves and their family members find a new hobby for the upcoming year,” said Kathleen Hebert, Cultural Center program coordinator. “While they’re here, they can check out new and favorite instructors who will be teaching at the Cultural Center in 2015.”

Hebert said registration for classes opens Dec. 1, the same day Hurrahs, the Town parks and recreation course booklet, is distributed. Participants can register online or in person at any Town Parks and Recreation Department facility. Classes can be given as gifts.

An assortment of cooking classes will be offered throughout the year at the Cultural Center, including a wine and cheese pairing class in February. Niche will be providing the wine and Stacey Spenz with Whisk will be supplying the cheese. Other new cooking classes feature gluten-free and vegan Indian food, pasta making, and cooking lessons for children.

Next year’s art classes include oil painting, acrylic painting for children, quilting for beginners, Chinese brush painting, and Zentangle, a patterned pen and ink drawing art form that doubles as therapy and has been recommended for children with ADHD.

Other classes include bonsai and photography for adults and seniors. Among new offerings, longtime favorite classes and programs will continue to be held, including Stars Youth Theatre and Together on Center Stage; bridge, mahjong and Bunco for seniors; KidPower self-defense and medieval sword fighting.

“We’ve got a very full schedule,” Hebert said. “I would encourage people to come to the open house so they can guarantee their spots in next year’s classes. These are new and exciting things that the Cultural Center hasn’t done before or hasn’t done in years, so we’re thinking they’re going to fill up quickly. We’re encouraging very early registration.”

For more information, contact the Holly Springs Cultural Center at (919) 567-4000.

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