Recs and Reads
By Anne McKay Garris
What is it about a person that resists change? My grandmother was sure that the airplane was "an invention of the devil", and yet, the airplane was the only way she could visit her children during the last years of her life and so she flew on it, uttering many a prayer along the way, I'm sure.
Nowadays we have more change than most people can fathom and one can be excused for preferring "the old way", but, oh, we can miss so much. Just yesterday I received an e-mail entitled, "Snow Baby." Bringing it up on my computer I had the delight of enjoying my one-year-old great granddaughter, snuggled into her pink snowsuit and looking good enough to nibble. It lifted my heart and made me smile. The picture was less than a day old, taken in North Carolina.
Which brings me to the point of telling you, that you too can be good at digital photography and all the instant delight it brings without leaving Clearwater Beach. The Beach Recreation Center staff is in the final steps of providing a digital photography course at the Center. This course will be on Thursday mornings from 9 to 12, and it will be limited to 8 people so that you will get plenty of personal attention. It's a 15-hour course, taught over a period of 5 weeks. The Recreation Center personnel are already taking reservations for the course, which is scheduled to begin sometime in February. Call (727) 462-6138 to get your name on the list.
They are also working on a Pilate program, and we'll let you know about that as soon as it starts. Meantime, the folks attending the Line Dancing classes and the challenging exercise program they call "Butts and Guts" are enjoying these unique ways to be "on the move."
If you think you can handle something new, head down to the Clearwater Beach Library and Recreation Center. Surprises are in store there for you.
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