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new classes offered for the hobbyist and the curious

Patrick Henry Community College is offering a gamut of new short-term classes for those seeking to discover a new hobby or further cultivate skills. 

This fall, PHCC is adding three new courses on mindfulness – a technique for managing stress and increasing awareness, concentration, and appreciation. Each four-week course meets on Tuesdays from 4:00-5:30 p.m. and costs $45.

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, September 6-27.  

Introduction to Mindfulness, October 4 – 25.

Mindfulness 2.0, November 1 – 22.

PHCC’s beloved floral design class is back this October. Learn basic floral arranging techniques with fresh and silk flowers.  This eight-week course for beginners and intermediate designers meets on Tuesdays from 6:00-8:30 p.m. and costs $75 plus a $50 supply fee payable to the instructor.

Creative Designs in Floral, October 4 – November 15

Cultural story telling classes offer participants an opportunity to learn about the history and culture of Native American and African-American societies.  These four-week courses meet on Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. to noon and cost $45. 

Cultural Storytelling: African-American Storytelling, October 5 – 26

Cultural Storytelling: Native American Storytelling, October 5 – 26

PHCC is launching new courses in the Photography and Photoshop series.  These three-week classes meet on Tuesdays from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and cost $45.

Action Photography, September 13 – 27

Portrait Photography, October 4 - 18

Photo Editing, November 1 – 22 

As part of the Global Cuisine series, which meets on Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., PHCC is adding Cake Decorating with Colleen Butker. This class lasts two weeks and costs $50.

Cake Decorating, November 3 - 10

To enroll in any of these courses, contact the Workforce Economic and Community Development Division at PHCC by calling 276-656-5461 or go to to self-register.