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Senior center to offer classes this fall

CONYERS - Whether you want to learn the steps to the fox trot or converse in Spanish, the Olivia Haydel Senior Center has those topics covered and others in classes to be offered this fall.

Ballroom dancing and "Mornings In Spanish" are new offerings this year at the county's senior services center, located at 1240 Dogwood Drive, near the intersection with West Avenue in Conyers. Some class sessions began last week, with others scheduled to begin through November.

Other classes include yoga, beginning and intermediate line dancing, introduction to the computer and introduction to the Internet.

Center Manager Susan Morgan said the goal of the classes is to open the door for residents who are interested finding out more about a topic but not ready to be immersed with detailed information or advanced study.

"It gives people a chance to do something without being intimidated that they can have fun with it whatever level they are," she said. "That's our philosophy about the computer classes. These are classes geared toward people who have no background with computers. This is for people who have always wanted to do it, but for whatever reason could not."

Times and days of the classes vary from month-to-month. All of the classes require a registration fee that can be paid in advanced or when the class begins. Fees range from $45 for a four-class set for introduction to the computer to a requested donation for the Mornings in Spanish sessions.

Morgan said the classes fill up quickly and advised those interested should call ahead to make sure room is available before attending.

For more information on the classes or to join the senior center, call Morgan at 770-922-4633.

Jay Jones can be reached at jay.jones@rockdalecitizen.com.

SideBar: Class Schedule

· Yoga: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Mondays, $30 for four classes, $25 for center members.

· Beginning line dancing: 1 to 2 p.m., Fridays, $5 per class.

· Intermediate line dancing: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Thursdays, $5 per class.

· Introduction to the computer:

5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Monday, Wednesday.

4:15 to 5:15 p.m., Sept. 8, 10, 15, 17.

4:15 to 5:15 p.m., Oct. 13, 15, 20, 22.

5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Nov. 10, 12, 17, 19.

· Introduction to the Internet:

4:15 to 5:15 p.m., Monday, Wednesday.

5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Sept. 8, 10, 15, 17.

5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Oct. 13, 15, 20, 22.

4:15 to 5:15 p.m., Nov. 10, 12, 17, 19.

· Mornings in Spanish: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Thursday, Aug. 26, 28; 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Sept. 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18.