Courier Community Calendar 12-23-15

• Mission Fitness to host New Year bash

All are invited to come to Mission Fitness in Pickens on Jan. 4 at 6:30 p.m. for an epic bash to kick off the New Year with very special guests. The event is free to the public. Non-members are asked to get to the event a few minutes early to sign a waiver.[cointent_lockedcontent]

• PPCCDC adds private 5K program

The Pickens Presbyterian Church Child Development Center has announced the addition of a private 5K program for the 2016-17 school year.

The program has been designed to meet and exceed all the state standards.

The program has also been developed to use an innovative hands-on learning approach that matches and enriches the learning styles and abilities of our individual students.

There will be a low student-to-teacher ratio, and the number of students will be limited to 10.

The teacher leading the program is highly qualified and has obtained a master’s degree in education. She graduated with honors and received an award of excellence on her state certification test.

The cost of the program will include before- and after-school care, daycare for school holidays/breaks and lunch, morning and afternoon snacks.

• Classes offered at Hagood Center

New Fiber Room Center activities at the Hagood Center in Pickens have been scheduled for December, January and February.

There will be additional new activities scheduled throughout the next few months. Pre-registration and lists of the supplies are not available.

In January, the center will offer self-binding receiving blankets with Sara. Cost is a $5 donation for the center.

On Jan. 25 and Feb. 1 and 8, enjoy an introductory painting on silk three-day class with Cheryl. All supplies will be provided at the cost of a $10 donation to the center.

Below is a list of the center’s regular activities:

Monday: 10-11:30 a.m. — cathedral window quilts with Jacquie

Tuesday: 9-11:30 a.m. — doll clothes with Jacquie; 10-11:30 a.m. — yo-yos with Irene and prayer shawls and cancer caps with Sharon (in the library).

Wednesday: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. — weaving with Pat (in the heritage room); 10-11:30 a.m. — knitting with Tally.

Thursday: 10-11:30 a.m. quilting with Sara; 1:30-3:30 p.m. — rug hooking with Cheryl.

The holiday fiber room schedule from Dec. 23 – Jan. 3 includes tatting and crochet. Tatting activities do not occur each week, but do occur on different Thursdays. The first Thursday each month is tatting and crochet with Denise, and on the second and fourth Thursday each month is tatting, knitting and crochet with the Gonzalez family.