Spring 2019 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 register online. Registration closes on a staggered basis prior to each class’s first day. Classes are taught by volunteer instructors and are avocational, fun and interesting.

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.

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

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Your fellow Rappahannockans are teaching these classes during the Spring 2019 semester:

Class Title Name of Instructor
A Game Plan to Win at Estate Planning Katherine Charapich
Chess: The Basics and Beyond Tac Tacelosky
Birding for Beginners 
Ralph Bates
Current Political Issues from the Left and the Right      NEW Brooks/Regnery
Focus on Iraq: Mesopotamia to Today’s Challenges      NEW Tim Nolan
Islam 101       NEW John Kiser
Knit a Spa Cloth      NEW Rebecca Abecassis
Learn to Play Golf Doug Schiffman
Microsoft Excel—Levels II and III Donna Rose
Mysteries of the Temple: Central Banks and Money      NEW Rich Spillenkothen
New Generation PRIDE Foster Parent Training      NEW Bridget Diehl
Poland: History and Culture from its Beginnings to the Present Day      NEW Casey Eitner
Railroads, Real and Model
Phil Irwin
Rappahannock County and the Civil War John Tole
Romancing Rappahannock: An Author Panel      NEW Multiple Instructors
Samuel Beckett’s “Waiting for Godot”: The Ambiguity of Words      NEW Mike Mahoney
Screenwriting Michael McLeod
Spring Woodland Wildflowers
Bruce Jones
Stained Glass for Beginners Patricia Brennan
Storytelling for the Fun of It Peter Hornbostel
The Rappahannock River: History From Chester Gap to the Chesapeake Bay      NEW Walter Nicklin
Walk with Courage: A Course in Women’s Self-Defense on Escapes and Managing Space Gordon Wicks
Writing Fiction Michael McLeod

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