The Fairfield Bay Community Education Center reopened early February for the 2016 season. In addition to all our currently schedule events, in celebration of Fairfield Bay’s 50th Anniversary, we will focus on our areas earliest peoples and their 4,000 year old legacy from the Indian Rock Cave (Edgemont Shelter on the National Register of Historic places).
Sterling Scholars Lecture Series
First Wednesday of each month, 1:00-2:00pm $10
• March 2 – Geocaching and Orienteering with Dr. Debra Burris, Ph.D. Astrophysics
• April 6 – Diamonds are Forever, appraising your jewels with Lori Blagg, Master Gemologist
• May 4 – Indian Rock Cave, the Ozark Shelter Project and artifacts from the Edgemont Shelter with Dr. Jamie Brandon, Ph.D. Archeology
• June 1 – The History of Aviation Pioneer Dick Rutan is narrated by returning author and historian John Lambert
More great classes to sign up for: (call to reserve your space: 501-884-4440)
Mater Gardeners Lunch and Learn – Thursdays, March 10, April 14, May 12, 12noon – 1:00pm bring your lunch! $5
March 10 – Pruning Crepe Myrtles with Sharon Berdine
April 14 – How to plant from seeds with Bob Berdine
May 12 – Deer Resistant Plants for Arkansas yards with Maude Huber
Wilton Cake Decorating (Fondant) – Saturdays, March 12, 19, 26, 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Learn the art of delicious decorating with fondant and gum paste. Donna Johnson returns to teach this three session course on making cakes pretty with flowers and bows. Beginners are welcome, $35 plus materials.
One Day Basic Photography
Saturday, March 12 9:00am-12:00pm and 1:00-4:00pm
Instructor Lee Phillips offers this introductory class on basic photography. No prior experience is necessary. $20
ONE DAY Fused Glass – Wednesday, March 16 2:00pm-4:00pm
Learn the art of fused glass. Local artisan, Barbara Cornett, will help you with your custom creations. All supplies and materials are furnished. This class is suitable for ages 12 and up. Any experience level is welcome. Cost of designing your fused glass piece is $35.
ONE DAY Jewelry Making – Wednesday, March 16 10:00am-12:00noon
Learn the basics of jewelry making with Arkansas quartz crystal. Select your amulet from our stock, design your necklace and then leave with your masterpiece. Our local artisan will have all the tools and supplies you will need to use. This class is suitable for ages 12 and up, any experience level is welcome. Cost of designing your own unique jewelry is $20.
ONE DAY Jeweled Spider Art – Thursday, March 17 9:45am-11:45am
Did you know that legend has it that spiders are considered lucky? Instructor Fran Schroeder can teach you to create your one of a kind jeweled spider. All supplies and beads are provided. Any experience level is welcome. Cost of designing your very own spider creation is $10.
ONE DAY Do It yourself – Dollhouse Workshop – Every Thursday afternoon 1:00am-3:00pm
Building a dollhouse, display box or vignette? Bring your own supplies and spend a few fun hours each Thursday afternoon assembling your dream house. Don’t have a project? Come and learn from the other crafters. Free with annual registration.
Ukrainian Egg Decorating – Saturday, March 19 9:00am – 12:00noon
Celebrate Easter by making a traditional egg created with the wax and dye method. Sue Allen Pico returns to teach this course with traditional and contemporary designs. These works of art are made with real eggs, but can last a lifetime. Beginners are welcome, all materials are provided, $25
One Day Painting with Panache – Tuesday, March 29 10:00am – 12:00 noon
At the Education Center studio! Acrylic artist Jim Tindall will lead the 2 hour class for beginning students who will complete a finished landscape, still life or portrait in one session. All materials are provided $45
ONE DAY AARP Safe Driving Course – Wednesday, March 30 1:00pm-5:00pm
A certified course for the state approved discount on auto insurance taught by ASU instructor Clay Fires. Limited spaces so call to sign up now. $20 AARP members, $25 non-AARP members.
NOTE: CEC ANNUAL REGISTRATION FEE $35 WILL BE COLLECTED PRIOR TO CLASS
SAVE THE DATE – APRIL 30th 6:30-9:30pm $25
For the Annual Education Center Fundraiser – LETS GO SURFING!
Silent auction, 50/50 raffle, games light appetizers, pay as you go bar, LIVE MUSIC by Lucky Draw. Event Tickets ($25) and 50/50 Raffle Tickets ($5) are available at the Conference Center and the Education Center.