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Volume 25, Number 4 — April 2018

Arts Calendar

College of Older Adults begins spring term April 3

Date(s):  April 03 - May 10, 2018
Venue: Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center
Just off I-81 Exit 14
Abingdon, VA 24210

ABINGDON, VA — The College for Older Adults at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center announces the spring term for noncredit classes beginning Tuesday, April 3 and ending Thursday, May 10. More than 300 adults over 50 years of age attend fun entertaining classes without exams, papers or stress. Coffee and camaraderie are free and supplied in copious amounts.

Classes are scheduled Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays beginning at 10 a.m., with special classes and field trips offered on Mondays and Fridays. The classes are open to anyone 50 years old or older, and the tuition is $40 which entitles one to attend as many classes as he/she wishes. There is no per class fee for regular classes.

The COA offers more than 40 courses/special classes in a wide range of topics. Arts-related topics include “Square Dancing," “Movies of Doris Day,” “Book to Screenplay to Movie,” “and “Notes on the State of Virginia (a collaborative effort between the William King Museum and the Higher Education Center), to name a few.

A complete schedule, program information, online registration and course descriptions are available at

Students may register at the center in person, by mail, by phone, or online. Credit card payments are required for online registrations. All inquiries and questions should be directed to Ramsey White, director, at 276-619-4377, Sonia Vanhook 276-619-4350 or to the front desk at 276-698-4300; or email at The mailing address of the COA is Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, P.O. Box 1987, Abingdon, VA 24212.

Topics: Classes

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