Meridian Star


May 19, 2013

May is National Older Americans Month


MERIDIAN — Summer classes

begin June 3

    Summer at Meridian Activity Center used to be slim pickins,’ as it was the time for harvesting and canning for the out-of-town folks and school’s out for the kids in the city.

    But times are a changin'.  

    We now offer a full spectrum of classes – same as spring, fall and winter. We actually offer some new workshops in the summer that are taught on Fridays and/or Saturdays.  

    • Sewing – This summer, Mary Gipson will teach machine quilting Monday afternoons and evenings. On Tuesdays, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., we are offering a basic sewing class with Gracie Payne. You can come and learn on our machines or bring your own.

    • Cake decorating – Once again, we are offering a cake decorating class on Tuesdays, from 10:30 a.m.-noon.

    • Computer – Next: Something everyone has been asking for – an IPad class. We’ll be making a list of interested students to keep this class size down to a minimum; we’ll try to offer several such classes.     Tom Milhorn is still teaching computer classes Monday nights and Thursday mornings; we are offering instruction in Windows 7 and Windows 8. (Windows 8 is the latest program for pcs if your computer was purchased between October 2012 and now.)

Wanted: 18 artists

    The Painter’s Palette Club has invited Indiana watercolor artist Mark Polomchak to teach two classes at the activity center next fall on a Friday and a Saturday. This is the same group that brought Mary Carol Larsons to Meridian from California just last month to teach portraiture.

    Visit Polomchak's website at to see his style and determine if you want to take the class. His style is suitable for beginners, as well as advanced students. The fee is $50 per class. Call Pat Dean at (601) 774-8354 or the activity center at (601º 485-1812 and speak with Barbara for more information.

    Meridian Activity Center is open to adults 21 years and older. The fee for an eight-week class for a Meridian resident is $20; if you live in the county it is $25. Seniors over the age of 55 pay half price.

    We are located in the heart of Meridian at 3300 32nd Ave. (off 29th Avenue and 36th Street), in the old Lamar Elementary School building. Call the center for information or if lost!

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