Interesting in joining a class? There are many to choose from

ABINGDON SENIOR CENTER: Abingdon, Va., 300 Senior Drive, Free Computer classes through March 12 for seniors 50 and above. Sessions will be from 4:15 to 5 p.m. each Wednesday in the Activities Studio. 276-628-3911.

ACRYLIC PAINTING: Chilhowie, Va., The Art Place, Tuesdays from 6-8 p.m. for six week period taught by Helen Evans. $60. Evans, 276-646-8235 or Edna Love, 276-759-1800 to pre-register.

ADULT CLASSES: Tazewell, Va., Tazewell County Career and Technical Center, Auto Servicing Tech, Basic Computer Applications/Keyboarding, Carpentry, Welding. Register at 276-988-2529; additional classes offered at county high schools, Graham High, 276-326-1235; Richlands High, 276-964-4602 or Tazewell High, 276-988-6502.

ADULT EDUCATION: Abingdon, Va., Virginia Highlands Community College Campus OTC Building, Room 1101, Mt. Rogers Regional Adult Education offices, Bristol and Galax and counties of Washington, Smyth, Wythe, Bland, Grayson; English as a second language, Washington and Galax, 800-322-7748, 276-739-2547.

ADULT EDUCATION: Jonesville, Gate City and Wise class sites where adults can join at any class session. The GED Exam is also given at these sites at a cost of $58 for a full test. The GED Exam is free of cost to local adults who have passed the Official GED Practice Test given by the Regional Adult Education Program instructors. or 877-722-3243 or 423-677-7996.

ADULT EDUCATION: Pound, Va., Town Hall, Mondays and Wednesdays from 5-8 p.m. In addition, the Regional Adult Education Program offers free classes at sites throughout the rest of the Lee, Scott, Wise and Norton region, as well as Distance Learning Classes online or through the mail. 1-877-RACE 2 GED (877-772-3243) or at

ADULT READING/WRITING CLASSES: Highlands Educational Literacy Program. Improve your reading and writing with free one-on-one tutoring. To register 276-944-5144.

ADULT WORKSHOPS: Big Stone Gap, Va., Southwest Virginia Museum and Historical State Park, Various workshops; 276-523-1322 or

A LIKELY YARN: Abingdon, Va., 213 Pecan St., various classes. 276-628-2143 or

ALL: Academy for Lifelong Learners, University of Va.’s College at Wise, SWVA Tech Development Center offers professional development courses: Microsoft office classes, customized training and meeting and event space. For full course offerings, 276-889-8180 or

ARTISAN SERIES: Big Stone Gap, Va., Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park, Museum’s Victorian Parlor, Workshop is designed for an adult/child team or small group. $10 per adult/child pair and $5 for each additional child up to a maximum of three. All supplies and materials are included. 276-523-1322. The museum will offer a craft project on the third Monday of every month through December. For information contact park staff.

ART CLASSES: Bristol, Tenn., 604 State St., One of a Kind Gallery, featuring watercolor painting, acrylic painting, basic drawing, wheel thrown pottery, drawing for youth, etc. 423-652-2648.

ART LESSONS: Bristol, Tenn., Anderson Street Methodist Church; beginning drawing; 10 years and up, no deadline to begin; 423-646-8151.

ARTS AND CRAFTS: Marion, Va., 107 Pendleton St., The Herb House Trading Company, art classes Monday-Friday. Call to schedule time. Includes basic drawing, acrylic, pastel, pen and ink, watercolor and small crafts. Call for details. 276-356-9832, email or

ARTS EDUCATION: Jonesborough, Tenn., Jonesborough Repertory Theatre, various classes in acting, playwriting and movement and dance for kindergarten through adult. 423-794-7858, email or download and print registration form at

BALLROOM DANCE: Abingdon, Va., Abingdon Senior Center, 300 Senior Drive, Room 48; Wednesday evenings, 7-8:30 p.m.; $30 for six lessons taught by Ashby Dickerson; register with Tammy at 276-628-5859.

BALLROOM AND LATIN DANCE CLASSES: Marion, Va., 107 E. Main St., General Francis Marion Hotel, Mondays 6-7 p.m. for beginners; 7:15-8:15 p.m. for intermediate, 276-759-4870.

BALLROOM DANCE LESSONS: Kingsport, Tenn., 121 E. Sullivan St., Stardust Dance Centre, Every Friday night, swing, rumba, foxtrot, cha-cha, waltz, salsa and more. 6:30 p.m. intermediate class; 7:30 beginner lesson; 8:30 p.m. dance party; Wedding dance lessons, 6-week class, Thursdays, 8 p.m. Pre-registration required; 8-week class, Mondays 6 p.m. with zumba dance aerobics, salsa, belly dance, merengue, hip-hop and more. 423-292-9512.

BALLROOM DANCE LESSONS: Jonesborough, Tenn., Senior Center, every Friday, 2:30-3:30 p.m. instructed by Wade Barnham, $5 per session. 423-753-1083 or

BARTER THEATRE CLASSES: Mountain City, Tenn., 211 N. Church St., Heritage Hall, theatre satellite classes taught by Barter professionals. Registrations are now being accepted. Classes are for kindergarten-2nd grade; 3rd-6th grade and 7th-12th grade. For more information, call Karen Sabo at 276-619-3344, or and click on young audiences and then classes and workshops.

BASIC DRAWING TECHNIQUES: Chilhowie, Va., The Art Place, 131 E. Main St., Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; register with Edna Love, 276-646-4244 or 276-759-1800.

BASIC PAINTING CLASSES: Abingdon, Va., 415 Academy Drive, William King Museum: Center for Art and Cultural Heritage, ongoing classes Tuesday nights from 6-9 p.m. with Kyle Buckland. $20 per person per class. 276-608-9904 or

BEEKEEPING SCHOOL: Appalachian Fairgrounds Building No. 1, March 13-14, 6-9 p.m. Washington County Beekeepers Association present free beginning school (registration at 5:30 p.m.); March 15, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hands-on Hive Build Day. Meet local beekeepers and learn how to start your own hive. Enter to win one of three complete hives (must attend all classes), enjoy refreshments and celebrate the honeybee. Pre-registration not required. Visit, 423-384-7009 or

BLACKSMITHING CLASSES: Bristol, Va., Reedy Creek Road, Blacksmith Greg Shaffer of Three Springs Forge and Holston Mountain Artisans offering beginning blacksmith classes, Saturdays at his shop from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. limited to a maximum of two persons at a time. You will be using a coal forge, an anvil, hammers and other traditional tools. $120 per person with all materials provided. Students will need closed toe shoes or boots (no shorts or sandals). Meals not provided. 276-791-3554 or email

BOOTH CENTER: Grundy, Va., offered by Southwest Va. Community College this summer, includes Keyboarding for Computer, Introduction to Call Center Services, Help Desk Support Skills, User Support Help Desk Principles; register at 276-964-7245 or 964-7278.

BRISTOL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER: Info on child development, family management issues, parenting, up-to-date list of resources including classes, health care, housing, etc.; Susan N. Murray, 276-645-3765.

BRISTOL VIRGINIA PARKS RECREATION DEPARTMENT: Classes include pottery, calligraphy, fusing jewelry, stained glass, mosaic art, karate, cake decorating, photography and camera, financial workshop, fitness, yoga, etc. For information, 276-645-7375 or email

BUSINESS COUNSELING: Duffield Industrial Park, Center for Workforce Development, free; second Tuesday; walk-in basis through MECC Small Business Development Center; Dr. Marolyn Parson, 800-468-1195, Ext. 4858, or Tim Blankenbeckler, 276-523-6529.

CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER COURSE: Virginia Highlands Community College. Shape Up Your Career with this new program for the fall semester. Class size limited. Call for details. 276-739-2430.

CHAIR AEROBICS, LINE DANCING: Bristol, Tenn., Avoca Christian Church, 2417 Volunteer Pkwy., Mondays, Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-noon; taught by Anna Horne; free, everyone invited; Pam Cole, 423-967-7469.

CHEERLEADING/TUMBLE: Abingdon, Va., East Coast Cheer and Dance Academy, 25218B Lee Hwy., off Exit 19; youth, junior, senior ages 5-18; tumble classes daily, 5:30 p.m., beginners, intermediate, advance; jazz, hip-hop, lyrical, clogging, ballet, Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m.; 276-623-1122 or email

CHILDREN’S ART WORKSHOP/ADULT ART CLASSES: Abingdon, Arts Depot, children’s drawing workshop; adult classes in various mediums. Call for list of classes, 276-628-9091, email or

CLASSIC SCRAPBOOKS: Bristol, Tenn., 1765 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard; various classes; 423-764-0391.

CLASSICAL GUITAR: Offered to Richlands, Va., Tazewell, Va., Graham High School students; guitars checked out for the year, books and supplies provided free; first come, first served basis; to register, contact principals offices or call Jonathan Romeo, 276-964-7742.

CLOGGING CLASSES: Norton, Va. Community Center (formerly old YMCA) Thursdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. each week. $10 per student each week and 1/2 price for an immediate relative of a student. Class textbook and CD package will be available for $15. 276-679-2096 or 276-679-0754.

COMPUTER CLASSES: Abingdon, Va., Highlands Educational Literary Program offering one-on-one computer training for adult residents of Washington County, Va., Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. To register or for information, call Sallie Garrett or Judy Hurd at 276-944-5144. Spaces available.

COOKING ALONG THE CROOKED ROAD: Abingdon, Va., Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, March 24, 6-9 p.m., Living Foods Workshop: The Lost Art of Fermentation, $35. The class led by Sheridan Nice of Mona Lisa’s Café, will empower you to make your own foods such as kraut, vegetable salads, kimchee and vinegars at home; March 31, 6-9 p.m. Let’s Eat What We Find: Wild Foods Cooking Class, $35. Learn how to identify and harvest wild foods in preparing ramp pesto, pickled ramps, elderberry syrup and blueberry jam. Class led by ASD’s Sustainable Forestry Team: Emily Lachniet, Katie Commender and Deni Peterson. 276-619-4300 or

CRISIS MANAGEMENT: Abingdon, Va., Southwest Virginia Higher Educaton Center, March 27, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The class will teach ways to take care of victims and their families, how to keep a business going during a crisis, how to interact with the media and how to handle social media that can hinder or help a situation. Instructor is Kathy Still, director of News and Media Relations at The University of Vrginia’s College at Wise. $120 includes materials, refreshments, and lunch. Pre-registration required. 276-889-8180 or

CROCHET AND KNIT: Bristol, Tenn., Skeins Things, 311 Lark St.; knitting, daily, 10 a.m.-noon, 1-3 p.m., 6-8 p.m., individual or group; stop by to register or call 423-764-2144.

DANCE CLASSES: Bristol, Tenn., 3225 Avoca Road, Addilynn Memorial United Methodist Church, Family Life Center, every Monday, 7-8 p.m. Dodie Bartee, instructor, $5 per person.

DANCE CLASSES: Kingsport Ballet, Zumba: Tuesdays and Fridays, 10-11 a.m. $6 per class (childcare is available for $1 per child); Adult Ballet: Tuesdays, 7:30-8:30 p.m.; Pilates: Mondays and Wednesdays, 8:30-9:30 a.m. 423-378-3967 or email

DANCE: Kingsport, Tenn., Stardust Dance Centre, 323 E. Sullivan St.; Zumba, Belly Dance, Swing, Waltz, Rumba, Fox-Trot, Tango, Cha-Cha, Irish Step, Tuesdays, 6 p.m. and Fridays, 7:30 p.m. Dance following lesson Fridays. $10 per person. Private lessons available. 423-292-9512.

DANCE FOR PARKINSON’S: Meadowview, Va., 28421 Lee Highway, Unitarian Church of the Highlands, Thursdays, 10-11:30 a.m. Free dance classes for folks with Parkinson’s Disease. 276-944-3435 or 276-944-5363. Family members and friends welcome.

DARKNESS TO LIGHT STEWARDS OF CHILDREN: Offered through the Children’s Advocacy Center of Bristol/Washington County, Va. An adult prevention and response training program for youth serving organizations/businesses/faith centers/parents, providing simple, effective practices to prevent recognize and react responsibly to child abuse in our community. 276-645-5867 or

DOUGLASS SENIOR CENTER: Bristol, Va., 711 Oakview Ave., Suite 130; various classes, activities, trips and more; 276-645-7370.

EXCEPTIONAL BODY PILATES: Yoga with Debbie Henderson-Creasy for YogaFit; Thursday 8:30 a.m. 5:30 p.m. Tower Trainer Workout. Register online for these workouts at and link to classes. 276-623-0040.

EXTREME DANCE COMPANY: Abingdon, Va., Glade Spring, Va., Chilhowie, Va., recreational classes, competitive teams; ages 3 to adult; Kim or Sherry, 276-628-8300.

FALL CLASSES: Bristol, Tenn., 325 McDowell St., various classes being offered by Parks and Recreation for youth and adults. 423-764-4048 or 423-764-4023.

FALL CLASSES: Bristol, Va., 711 Oakview Ave., Douglass Center, various classes being offered for youth and adults. Pre-registration encouraged. 276-645-7275.

FREE ADOPTION SEMINARS: Kingsport, Tenn., Higher Ground Baptist Church, 1625 Lynn Garden Dr., second Saturday, 10 a.m.-noon; learn about legal process, children available, time involved, costs, financial assistance, countries, travel requirements, more; limited seating, child care not available; hosted by Christian World Adoption; Anita Hood, 423-288-3166,;

FREE DANCE LESSONS: Johnson City, Tenn., Electric Cowboy, 1805 N. Roan St.; Wednesdays, 7:30-9 p.m., line dance; Thursdays, 7:30-9 p.m., popular couple, partner dances; open to all, no experience needed; 423-929-0022.

FREE MATH TUTORING: Grundy Plaza, SVCC; Monday-Thursday; college math, other subjects as needed; Carolyn Colley, 276- 935-7024.

GED CLASSES: Locations in Duffield (also night classes), Weber City, Pennington Gap, Rose Hill, Jonesville, Coeburn, Norton, St. Paul, Pound, Wise, Big Stone Gap, online for some counties, 800-422-3433 or 276-386-2433; also Sullivan East High School, 4180 Weaver Pike, Bluff City, Tenn., Mondays, Wednesdays, 5:30-8:30 p.m., 423-378-4301 or

GED CLASSES: Locations in Wythe and Bland counties. Mount Rogers Regional Adult Education Program, 800-322-7748.

GRIEF RECOVERY GROUP: Johnson City, The Appalachian Dharma Mediation Center (ADMC) announces a free 10-week session, A Mindful Journey through Grief: Grief Recovery Support in the Tri-Cities Community, led by Debra Brewer, a clinically trained chaplain. The group is open to anyone who has lost someone through death. To sign up for the group or learn more about it, contact Debra Brewer at or call 423-737-5162.

HEALING ARTS CENTER: Bristol, Va., 36 Moore St., classes in Yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi, Holistic Nutrition for adults and children. 276-466-4183 or Your first class is free. Additional classes are $37 month for one class a week or $55 for two classes a week per month and unlimited classes $65 a month.

HEALING MEDITATION: Abingdon, Va., Highlands Center, Charwood Drive; flexible times; learn to reclaim balance, harmony within yourself and environment; guided meditation for groups, spiritual based film shown before meditation; Nina Musick, MS, 276-274-6076.

HEALTH RESOURCES CENTER: Johnson City, Tenn., Medical Center’s outreach facility in The Mall at Johnson City, various classes. To register or for information, call The Health Professionals at 423-952-3700 or 800-888-5551, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

HEALTH RESOURCES CENTER: Kingsport Town Center, various classes. To register or for information call the Health Professionals at 1-800-888-5551.

HEART OF HIGHLANDS KNITTING GUILD: Instructional meetings are first Tuesday of the month; sit and knit meetings are third Tuesday of the month at A Likely Yarn Shop in Abingdon, 6-8 p.m. Call Carmen Harton 276- 608-1698 or Connie Sharrett 276-608-9553.

HIGHLANDS EDUCATIONAL LITERACY PROGRAM (HELP): Meadowview, Va., Health Clinic and Community Center, 13168 Meadowview Square; free computer training, one-on-one tutoring in writing, English skills, basic computer, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m., for adult residents and those working in Washington County, Va.; also classes at Washington County Public Library in Abingdon, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Registration, 276-944-5144.

HOLSTON MOUNTAIN ARTISANS: Abingdon, Va., 214 Park St., Artisans’ Annex, various classes. 276-628-7721 or email

HOTLINE TRAINING: Bristol, Va., 100 Oakview Ave., The Crisis Center, 12-5 p.m. every Monday through November. 276-466-2218.

HUMAN RESOURCE COURSE: Johnson City, Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. This long-standing course is offered through Success Dynamics, a Professional Human Resource Organization. This course is a comprehensive review of all aspects of the human resource function. For more information or to register, contact Karen at Success Dynamics, 423-282-1848 or

JOHNSON CITY SENIOR CENTER: Johnson City, Tenn., 510 Bert St., Memorial Park Community Center, March 12, 19, 26, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Intro to Ceramics, $65 for a 4-week session; March 14, 12-7 p.m. and March 15, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Spring Craft Fair Art Show with local crafters, artists and vendors, live music. 423-434-6237.

JONESBOROUGH AREA SENIOR CITIZENS CENTER: Various educational workshops and classes ranging from exercises, health, art, diabetes and trips. Classes are free, unless admission charge is noted. For information, contact Marcia Rountree, 423-753-1083 or

KICKBOXING CLASSES: Chilhowie, Va., Old High School, Wednesdays and Fridays, 5:30 p.m., $3 per class. Contact Kelly Spencer-Hill, 276-646-3232.

KINGSPORT ART GUILD: Various classes in oil painting, pastels, acrylic, children’s and adult mixed media class, collage, monotype, sculpture, etc. 423-246-1227 or

KNITTING: Bristol, Tenn., 311 Lark St., various classes, flexible times; individual or groups; 423-764-2144.

LAYS HARDWARE CENTER FOR THE ARTS: Coeburn, Va., 409 Front St. E. 2nd Floor Studio, Beginner’s Stained Glass Class, $60. To sign up for class or for more information contact Susan L. Powers, 276-429-5380 or

LINE DANCE: Chilhowie, Va., Old School House, Mondays, 6-7 p.m. $5 per person per class. Special discounts given to groups and also students of Smyth and Washington County schools. Call Michelle, 276-646-8061.

LINE DANCE: Johnson City TN. Boones Creek Christian Church – Every Tuesday. Beginners: 6-7 p.m.; Intermediate 7-8 p.m.; Couples Social 8-9 p.m. Includes dances done to country, pop, cha-cha, waltz, tango and hip hop. No partner or experience needed. $5 per lesson. 423-571-6088 or

LINE DANCE: Johnson City, Electric Cowboy, 1805 N Roan St. Every Wednesday, 8-9:30 p.m. Popular line and couple dances, club dances, country, pop, swing, hip-hop and more. Intermediate and beginner lessons mixed with time for open dancing. Club: 423-929-0022; Instructor: 423-571-6088 or

LINE DANCING CLASS: 1521 Persimmon Ridge Road, Jonesborough Senior Center, meets at the senior center Mondays and Wednesdays from 4 to 5 p.m. The class is for those who have never line danced before or need a refresher. Basic steps will be taught using real dances and fun music. No partner needed. 423-753-4781.

MARTIAL ARTS: Chilhowie, Va., Old High School, Mondays and Wednesdays. Children and adult classes available. Kelly Spencer-Hill, 276-646-3232.

MODELING AND SIMULATION: Abingdon, Va., The Batten College of Engineering and Technology at Old Dominion University announces its Master’s Degree Program available online. For more information, 276-619-4318 or email

MOUNT ROGERS GED CLASSES: Bristol, Virginia Employment Commission, Exit 7, Monday and Wednesday evenings, 5-8 p.m.; Euclid Ave., 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4-7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Just show up and start at either location.

NEEDLE ARTS SCHOOL: Jonesborough, Tenn., Oak Hill School, knitting, crocheting and embroidery, among others. Classes are for ages 12 and older. 423-753-9580 or

OIL PAINTING CLASS: Mendota, Va., Mendota Community Center, 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month, 2-3 p.m. or 4-5 p.m. for ages 12 thru 100. Buy own materials. Contact Cobenna Barker, 276-466-4551 or

PARENT EDUCATION SESSIONS: Bristol, Family Resource Center, Tuesday mornings; for parents of preschoolers; registration required; Susan Murray, 276-645-3765.

PARENTING: Big Stone Gap, Va., Developmental Services, Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-noon; free for parents, guardians of children ages 5-under in Lee, Scott, Wise counties, city of Norton; siblings welcome to attend; register at 276-523-8376.

PARENTS WHO CARE: Duffield, Va., Addington Hall, Mondays, 9-10:30 a.m.; free for parents of teenagers in Lee, Scott, Wise counties and city of Norton; register at 888-443-1804.

PHOTOGRAPHY CLASSES: Elizabethton, Tenn., First Presbyterian Church, April 5 or May 10, 1-4:30 p.m. DSLR Camera Workshop, $150. Learn to shoot in manual mode and make more creative pictures. Photshop/ Elements Workshop, April 26, 1-5 p.m. take your pictures and make them masterpieces. Learn more or register at or 423-833-6220.

SALSA DANCE CLASS: Bristol, Va., 36 Moore St., Healing Arts Center, Salsa classes Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m. taught by professional dance instructor, BJ Goliday. $10 per class/$40 a month. 276-466-4183 or 276-628-4233.

SCRAPBOOKING: Chilhowie, Va., Town Hall Community Room, third Thursday, 4-9 p.m., beginner sessions available at 5:30 p.m.; learn traditional techniques or try digital photo books; 276-646-3232.

SEWING CLASSES: Newbern, Va., 5240 Wilderness Road. Wilderness Road Regional Museum, sewing classes Monday-Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Bring own sewing machine. 540-674-4835.

SIGN LANGAGE CLASS: The Avoca Branch of the Bristol Public library will host the class March 17-May 19. The class will be Mondays’ 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Fees for the class will be donated to the Avoca Children’s Summer Reading Program. Contact Marcia Horne, 276-494-3153.

SMALL BUSINESS COUNSELING: Abingdon, Va., Virginia Highlands Small Business Incubator, 851 French Moore Jr. Blvd., Suite 110, free, make an appointment with Sandy Ratliff, 276-676-3768.

SOCIAL MEDIA COUNSELING: Abingdon, Virginia Highlands Small Business Incubator, 851 French Moore Jr. Blvd., Suite 110, free counseling on use of Web 2.0 (Facebook,Twitter), provided by Virginia Dept. of Business Assistance; schedule appointment at 276-676-3768.

SPRING ART CLASSES: Abingdon, Arts Depot, Acrylic Landscape Workshop, 423-764-2911; Watercolor Beginner/Intermediate, 276-628-3348; Tapestry Weaving, 276-628-9091; Market Basket Class, 276-356-3560; Floral Still Life in Pastels, 276-628-9006.

SQUARE DANCE CLASSES: Mountain City, Tenn., First Methodist Church, Mondays, 6:30 p.m. $4 per night, 423-538-0540; Kingsport, Tenn., Eastman Lodge, Mondays, 6:30 p.m., $4, 423-534-0415; Jonesborough, Tenn., Jonesborough Seniors’ Center, Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. 423-638-7784. In addition, round dance classes Tuesdays, at East Carters Valley, 423-245-3547.

STAINED GLASS, MOSIAC ART FOR SENIORS: Abingdon, Va., Abingdon Senior Center, 300 Senior Drive; 276-628-5859.

SYCAMORE SHOALS HISTORIC AREA: Elizabethton, Tenn., 1651 W. Elk Ave.; various traditional arts workshops, other events, held throughout the year; call 423-543-5808.

TANGO AND RHUMBA: Abingdon, Va., 300 Senior Drive, Virginia Ballroom, each Wednesday evening in November, 7:15-8:30 p.m., $5 per lesson, with all proceeds donated to Abingdon Senior Center. 276-628-3911 or 276-628-5859.

THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE: Bristol, Va., 36 Moore St., Appalachian Institute of Healing Arts meets every Monday and Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For information 276-698-3160 or For information about yoga classes, nutrition counseling or other workshops or activities at the Healing Arts Center, 276-466-4183 or

VIRGINIA MASTER NATURALIST PROGRAM – HOLSTON RIVERS CHAPTER: Abingdon, Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, through May 8, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursdays. The course offers diverse classes on all aspects of Southwest Virginia ecology with field trips scheduled on weekends, $100. 276-944-3516, or

WALL: Abingdon, Va., Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center; enrichment classes for adults 18 and over; schedules and registration info for semester’s offerings at or 276-619-4300.

WILLIAM KING MUSEUM: Abingdon, Va., 415 Academy Drive, William King Museum, variety of classes for adults and youth. For information, 276-628-5005, 276-628-6778 or Museum hours: Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Wednesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1-5.

WINTER CLASSES: Bristol, Tenn., Slater Center, mid-January-March, Bristol Tennessee Parks and Recreation offer classes in yoga, deco mesh wreath classes, Cardiomix, computer, drawing, fiddle, guitar, pickle ball, and lots more. Class sizes limited. Fees: $10-$50. Mike Musick, 423-764-4023.

ZUMBA: Chilhowie, Va., old high school, Mondays, Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Fridays, 5:30 p.m.; Fridays class will add some Core/Abs work – a little Pilates – a little Yoga – a little strength training with small weights, resistance bands, Pilates – Magic Circle for a full body workout. Kelly Spencer-Hill, 276-646-3232.

ZUMBA FITNESS: Abingdon, Nautilus Body Works Fitness Center, Zumba Group Classes. 5:30-6:30 Monday-Wednesday; Chilhowie Library, Old High School, Monday-Wednesday, 7:35-9 p.m.; Lebanon LMU Methodist Church, Tuesday, 7:15-9 p.m. Lebanon SVTDC, Technology Center, Thursday, 7:15-9 p.m. First class is free, then $5 per class. 276-623-1318.


Submission deadline is Monday noon for events scheduled during the upcoming week. To submit calendar entries, email:; or fax: 276-669-3696. For more information, Monday-Friday, call 276-669-2181.

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