Registration for Spring 2018

Spring 2018 brings a host of new and interesting RappU courses as well as the return of some of our most popular ones. Courses fill up quickly, so check out the list below and get ready to register online beginning on Thursday, March 1, at 7 a.m. and ending on Monday, March 19.

Start and end dates will vary depending upon the number of sessions. You can see the full class descriptions once registration begins. Classes are one to nine sessions in length, and cost between $15 and $60.  You can register online or else print out the registration form and mail it in with a check or your credit card information.

A sampling of our NEW COURSES:

Curious about Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency?  Will our credit cards and cash one day become obsolete?  Learn the basics of digital currencies and blockchain technology with this timely course.  (P.S. This course won’t delve deeply into computer technology.  All levels welcome).

Sufi Mystics and their relevance today, including how the U.S. Army is using their teachings to fight militant Islamists.  Taught by John Kiser.

Just in time for spring: design your own Floral and Foliage table arrangements.  Work with seasonally available flowers and plants to create beautiful tablescapes with Jen Perrot.

SPECIAL NOTE:  enrollment is limited, early registration is recommended as classes may fill up quickly.

Take a Class!        See the Calendar

Your fellow Rappahannockans are teaching these classes during the Spring 2018 semester:

Class Title Name of Instructor
A Roadmap to Estate Planning Katherine Charapich
An Introduction to Fly-Fishing Roger Flinchum
Art of Walking      Cancelled Jon Henry
Beginner Golf Instruction Tom Johnson
Birding for Beginners        FULL Ralph Bates
Bridge for Beginners Tammy Gill
Chair Yoga      FULL Miranda Hope
Chess: The Basics and Beyond      NEW Tac Tacelosky
Crypto-Assets, Bitcoin, and Blockchain:
Speculative Bubble or Radical Transformation      FULL
Rich Spillenkothen
Floral and Foliage Tablescape Workshop      NEW Jen Perrot
Hearing – Why You’re Losing It, How to Deal With It       Cancelled Bruce Sloane
How a Sufi Mystic Can Make a Difference in Today’s World:
Why the U.S. Army Cares      NEW
John Kiser
Intermediate Bridge      NEW Bet Jones
Intermediate Fly-Fishing Roger Flinchum
Intermediate Quilting      NEW Charlotte Laing
Learn to Knit      FULL Rebecca Abecassis
Lettering in Stone      NEW    FULL Pete Bracken
Living Wreath Workshop      NEW Jen Perrot
Microsoft Word for Writers      NEW Michael McLeod
Not So Common Sense Tips for Dog Lovers/Owners    Cancelled Madeleine Prince
Railroads, Real and Model Phil Irwin
Rappahannock County and the Civil War John Tole
Rappahannock Real Estate: Gold Mine or Fool’s Gold?     Cancelled Beroza / Paull
Real Estate: A Tricky Business      NEW Lee Simon
Screenwriting Michael McLeod
Storytelling for the Fun of It Peter Hornbostel
Study of Woodland Plants      NEW Bruce Jones
The Saudis: Their History, Culture, Current Issues, and Future Challenges      NEW Tim Nolan
Think like a Chef         FULL
Dayn Smith
Two Political Perspectives on Four National Issues       NEW Brooks / Regnery
Women Writing Appalachia: Exile, Return, and Sense of Place      NEW Denise Horton
Writing Fiction Michael McLeod


Board of Directors: Matthew Black, Kathy Grove, Debbie Keyser, John Lesinski, Rick Lessard, Doug Schiffman, Suzanne Schiffman, Ken Thompson RappU is an IRS-approved 501c3 non-profit organization committed to lifelong learning and workforce training in Rappahannock County, Virginia.