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Discovery Series Bringing More Courses to the SHSU Community

Upcoming courses for the Discovery Series offer a variety of exciting opportunities for participants over the next two months.

Just getting underway is The Discovery Series at Elkins, a wide variety of courses designed for the Elkins Lake community in Huntsville to enjoy. The first course in this series is focusing on golf. Golfers have the opportunity to be involved in a five-week course taught by professional golfers that focuses on building the following skills: chipping, putting, driving, long iron, and bunker play. At the end of each class, players participate in a skills challenge. The culminating event will feature nine-hole play, where the golfers have an opportunity to utilize the skills they have been taught, followed by a hamburger buffet dinner. The class will be a great opportunity for individuals to sharpen their skills prior to the Faculty/Staff Golf League Tournament beginning June 2. 

Later in April, the Discovery Series will give budding quilters the chance to sharpen their needlepoint skills. A quilting class, to begin on April 30 and take place on Wednesdays for three weeks, will involve starting to quilt from square one to a finished table runner. Attendees will learn color selection, precise cutting, stitching techniques, quilt assembly, borders and binding. Even those who have quilted before are sure to learn many new techniques to make quilting fun while creating a beautifully finished quilt. Course fee includes one fabric kit containing fabrics for all four blocks, thangles, first border, and batting.


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In May, participants will hit the road for a pair of exciting historical activities.

On May 17, history buffs will visit The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, featuring photographs and artifacts of President Kennedy's life and death. This trip includes a round-trip shuttle to Dallas and admission to the museum. Participants will dine at Ellen's Southern Kitchen before returning to Huntsville.

On May 29, art enthusiasts will literally have a field day at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Attendees will participate in a 45-minute tour to discover works of art that are unique to the Museum and spend three hours exploring the main campus of the museum, which includes the Audrey Jones Beck Building and the Caroline Wiess Law Building. This trip includes a round-trip shuttle to Houston and admission to the Museum. The shuttle will depart from the SHSU Continuing Education office’s parking lot at 2405 Avenue I in Huntsville.

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