Shepherd’s Center of PB announces classes for fall session


The Shepherd’s Center of Pine Bluff announces its fall slate of classes set to begin Sept. 11 and continue each Wednesday through Oct. 30.

The classes will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Lakeside United Methodist Church, 15th Avenue and Olive Street. The registration fee is $10.

On the opening day, Pine Bluff Mayor Debe Hollingsworth will be the guest speaker.

Classes for the fall session will include:

• Computer Course – Phil McBee will teach a computer class at Arkansas River Education Service Cooperative, 912 W. Sixth Ave. Note: This class will meet on Thursday instead of Wednesday.

• Line Dancing – Juanita Thompkins, instructor.

• Art Workshop – Includes instruction by Linda Lewis, drawing; Dell Gorman, portraits using acrylic; Carolyn Case, oil painting; Glenda Mulligan, acrylic; and Pat Sheffield, acrylic w/pallet knife.

• Needle Work – Knitting, crochet and other methods of needlework taught by Barbara Fry and others.

• Canasta – Join Nancy Paschal to learn and play this relaxing card game.

• Photography – Mike Adam, professional photographer, will lead this class again this session.

• “Write Your Family’s History” — taught by South Central Center on Aging. Note: This class is 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

• Explore the Bible – Rev. David Fleming, senior pastor of First United Methodist Church, will lead an interesting study of the Bible.

• Bird Watching – Another fall favorite led by Delos McCauley.

Mahjong — Learn to play a popular board game taught by Alpha Hopkins.

• Learn to play Mexican Dominoes

• Classes from the Delta Rivers Nature Center — Learn about archery, fishing and hunting, beginning quilting, guided tour of Nature Center and more.

“This and That” classes will include lots of arts and crafts. A different class each week will be led by White Hall and Grace Willing Workers Extension Homemakers clubs and Phil and Mary McBee on recycling. Kay Cromwell will teach, “How to make a Terrarium, while Anthony Whittington will teach how to use your cell phones, iPads, iPods and cameras. Linda Hurd will demonstrate decorating with centerpieces and wreaths and Brenda Robinson will teach jewelry.

For more information, contact Bettye Johnson at 870-535-8037 or bcj41@cablelynx.com.