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Continuing Education

Home & Garden

Beekeeping: Getting Started

Learn about honeybee colony characteristics, required equipment, management techniques and practices, and honeybee disease and parasitic mites. With the honeybee population depleting nationwide, this timely class offers instruction on becoming a successful beekeeper and doing your part to replenish the hive.

Meets: Six Mondays, Sep 15-Oct 20, 6:30-9 pm; BRCC Plecker Center
Instructor: Fred Hollen
Fee: $119
(#56707)

Bread Braiding NEW

If you like to make fresh bread or would like to learn... you knead this class! Learn how to braid bread and how to create edible bread centerpieces.  Present your holiday table with a beautiful work of bread art. Dinner rolls will have to go on the back burner this year!

Meets: Three Tuesdays, Dec 9-23, 6:30-8:30 pm; BRCC Plecker Center
Instructor: Judy Jordan
Fee: $79
(#56709)

Ducks in a Row: Getting Your Affairs in Order

The best gift you can leave your loved ones is an organized estate at your journey’s end. In this informative and interesting class, you will learn how to address important matters that can save you and your family lots of time, money, and extra work. Discussions include options for preparing a will, organizing family memorabilia, burial/cremation preferences, distribution of belongings, financial planning, and much more! Bring $30 to first class for materials, including two books.

Meets: Three Thursdays, Sep 11-25, 6:30-8:30 pm; BRCC Plecker Center
Instructor: Mary Ann Stripling
Fee: $79
(#56714)

Herbal Living: Exploring Herbs & Spices

Interested in jazzing up your menus? Learn how, where, and when to find and grow various herbs and spices, and then how to use them to season and marinate your dishes with delicious results. Explore the properties of herbs and spices, and discover the many health benefits of incorporating them into everyday living.

Meets: Four Tuesdays, Sep 2-23, 6:30-8:30 pm; BRCC Plecker Center
Instructor: Judy Jordan
Fee: $89
(#56715)

Homesteading

Jump on the hot, new trend toward self-sufficiency. Discover the benefits of growing your own food, raising your own animals, active solar applications, and even making soap! Save money and rain water and do it yourself!

Meets: Six Wednesdays, Sep 24-Oct 29, 6:30-8:30 pm; BRCC Plecker Center
Instructor: Tim Byrd
Fee: $89
(#56716)

Let’s Pickle It! NEW

Making pickles is a fun culinary activity. This class will spark your creativity and teach you methods for pickling a variety of foods, not just cucumbers! This is a great way for preserving your fresh produce and enjoying it throughout the year.

Meets: Four Tuesdays, Nov 11-Dec 2, 6:30-8:30 pm; BRCC Plecker Center
Instructor: Judy Jordan
Fee: $89
(#56717)

Wedding Flowers: Do It Yourself! NEW

Planning a wedding has never been more fun. By making your own flower arrangements, you can save money and have a great time doing it! Fill out a flower planning strategy and receive great advice on leaves and flowers, and how to use your wedding theme colors to best accentuate some beautiful arrangements. If you already have vases or other materials in mind, bring them along and they will be incorporated into your flower plan. Please bring clippers and $20 for flowers.

Meets: One Saturday, Oct 18, 1-5 pm; BRCC Plecker Center
Instructor: Juliette Swenson
Fee: $59
(#56719)

Online Classes

Homeschool with Success

Discover how to homeschool your children in a way that ensures they get what they need both academically and socially.
$99.  Visit ed2go.com/blueridgecc/ to register.

Introduction to Interior Design

Explore a career in interior design as you learn how to transform any room into a beautiful and functional space. 
$99.  Visit ed2go.com/blueridgecc/ to register.

Learn to Buy and Sell on eBay

Auction pros teach you how to work from home or earn extra income by buying and selling goods online.
$99.  Visit ed2go.com/blueridgecc/ to register.

Luscious, Low-Fat, Lighting Quick Meals

Join a registered dietitian and discover how easy it can be to prepare meals that are both delicious and nutritious! 
$99.  Visit ed2go.com/blueridgecc/ to register.

Start Your Own Edible Garden

Learn how to grow delicious, nutritious fruit and vegetables in your own backyard.
$99.  Visit ed2go.com/blueridgecc/ to register.