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Recreation Classes for Teens and Adults

WCPR wants to provide you with an outlet for life-long learning.  It is never too late to teach yourself something new….let us guide you through that process. Check out all that we have to offer! Please see Music Classes and Art Classes for more programs. For Youth Recreation Programming Click HERE

Use the links below to jump to the type of classes that interest you or scroll down to see them all!

Primrose Sewing
Creative Writing
Mind & Body
Leisure Activities

Sewing Workshops
primose sewing offical logo (1)Primrose Sewing: Adult Workshops
NEW this Fall!

Franklin Recreation Complex
Various Dates (see below)
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ages: 18+
Cost: $45.00
Instructor: Abby Gustavson

Click HERE to view them all!

Primrose Sewing is excited to welcome adults to register for Adult Workshops! Students will use sewing machines, choose their own fabrics, and make original projects to develop their sewing skills.

The workshop fee includes all supplies, all fabrics, usage of sewing machines, and lots of fun! Workshops are available for adults of all skill levels.

November 30th: Custom Greeting Cards (4)
December 14th: Reusable Gift Bags (2) 

For more information, please contact Evan Smith at

Creative Writing

Introduction to Poetry Writing (Facebook Post)Introduction to Poetry Writing
Where: Enrichment Center
When: Mondays, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
October 30th - November 20th
Cost: $160
Ages: 18+
Instructor: Cynthia Storrs

Click HERE to register!

It has been said that poetry is to prose as dancing is to walking. Come explore how to make your writing dance! Narrative, rhyme, imagery, free verse, cadence, and formalism will be some of the topics covered, all of which encompass not only poetry but can also enhance prose writing. The course will be run as a workshop, with participants writing and then sharing their work.
Materials: laptop/tablet or pen/pencil, paper

For more information, please contact Evan Smith at

Cooking Classes

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Franklin Rec Center

Various Dates
Cost: $55/class
Instructor: Karen Vanarsdel
Ages: 15+

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November 13th: 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm | Sushi 101

We all love to go out for sushi but if you would like to learn to make it at home then this class is for you. Chef Karen will show you the basics of simple sushi rolls and nigiri. We will also discuss the traditions of sushi and sushi etiquette. Bring your own apron.

Menu includes: Sushi Rice, Philadelphia Roll, Spicy Crab Roll, California Roll, and Nigiri Sushi

For more information, please contact Evan Smith at

Mind & Body
Fairview Tae Kwon Do WebArtTae Kwon-Do 
Fairview Rec Center
Tuesday & Thursday
Beginner: 5:00-6:00p (Ages 6+ & white-yellow belt)
Advanced: 6:15-7:30p (Ages 13+ and green belt+)
Cost: $60/month
Instructor: Eddie Manor
Ages: 6+
Dates: Recurring every month!

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With over 30 years of experience, Eddie Manor is a great choice when it comes to learning the art of Tae Kwon-Do. Students will gain confidence learning self-defense techniques, as well as an appreciation for this Korean martial art.

For more information, please contact Evan Smith at
Kendo October (Facebook Post) Kendo Martial Arts: Beginner & Advanced
Franklin Recreation Center
Beginner: 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm
Advanced: 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm
Ages: 10+
Cost: $30.00/month
Instructor: Walter White
Dates: Recurring every month!

Click HERE to register! 

Join instructor Walter White in the Japanese art of bamboo fencing. Kendo builds endurance and fitness, and helps develop mental discipline, all while teaching respect and honor. Kendo also emphasizes etiquette in all facets of training and is appropriate for all ages to learn. Suggested attire and equipment needed for class: clothing that you feel comfortable moving in and a Shinai (bamboo sword). *$30 supply fee paid directly to the instructor at the start of class (for new participants only, to cover the cost of the instructor purchasing a Shinai bamboo sword.)

Instructor White holds the rank of Yondan (4th-degree black belt) in Kendo and has trained in this form for over 30 years. 

For more information, contact Evan Smith at
Adult Taekwondo @ NV (Facebook Post)Adult Taekwondo Classes
Nolensville Recreation Center

Tuesday & Thursday
New Time: 6:30-7:30 PM
Ages: 16 & Up
Cost: $80/month
Instructor: Brandon Rodriguez -
Dates: Recurring every month!

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With 20 years of experience, 3rd Degree Black Belt Brandon Rodriguez will teach you more than just kicking and punching.  Students will gain confidence in learning self-defense techniques, as well as practicing discipline in class which transfers to everyday life especially in the workplace.

*There will be a $20 supply fee due on the first day of class due to the instructor. This covers the cost of the Gi (uniform) for the session. Returning students who already have their Gi will not have to pay.
For any questions about refunds/credits/transfers please contact Evan Smith at Refund/credit/transfer requests must be submitted in writing at least 48 hours prior to the start of the first class.

Combined Self Defense Workshop Longview October (5.5 x 8.5 in) (Facebook Post)Teen/Adult Self-Defense Workshops
Longview Rec Center
Days: First Saturday of each Month
Time: 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Ages: 13 & Up
Cost: $80.00

These 4-hour workshops teach self-defense skills, defensive techniques, risk awareness & avoidance strategies, and escape action plans.

Instructor: Raquel Lenhart, Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) certified

Leisure Activities 
Polynesian Dance October (Facebook Post)Polynesian Dance
Longview Recreation Center
Beginner: 5:30 pm
Experienced: 6:15 pm
All Ages
Instructor: Christine Hood
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Learn to dance like the island natives of Hawaii, Samoa, New Zealand, and Tahiti. Instructor, Chris Hood uses these dance representations as a form of both exercise and education. 

For more information, contact Evan Smith at
Copy of Swing Dance Lessons (5.5 × 8.5 in) (Facebook Post)Swing Dance - Lindy Hop
Longview Recreation Center
5:00 - 6:00 pm & 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Ages: 18+
Instructor: Jenae & Phillip Chuor
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Join our new Swing Dance class starting in September! Our 4-week series will teach you the basic 6-count footwork and turns of the iconic Lindy Hop style of swing dancing, which dates back to the 1920s-1950s. You don't need a partner or any previous experience to participate.

With over 40 years of combined dance experience, Phillip and Jenae Chuor have taught dance of various styles for national competitions, small and large social events, schools, county fairs, and weddings, and even owned a dance studio.

For more information, contact Evan Smith at
Guitar & Ukulele Fall Lessons (Facebook Post) (2)Guitar & Ukulele Lessons: Teen/Adult
Franklin Recreation Center
Thursdays: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Dates: Recurring every month!
Ages: 14+
Instructor: Jonathan Jimmerson

Click HERE to register for August Lessons
Click HERE to register for September - November Lessons

In this course, students will learn how to play either the guitar or ukulele. The courses cater to all levels of musicianship (beginner, intermediate, and advanced). It is recommended that students bring their own instruments however, the instructor can provide instruments for class time only.

Instructor Jonathan Jimmerson came from Northern California where he produced music, recorded, taught, and performed at a high level. Check out his website: for more information!

For more information, about classes contact Evan Smith at

Fall D&D 5.5x8.5 (Facebook Post (Landscape))Dungeons & Dragons: Misty Fortunes and Absent Hearts
Longview Recreation Center
Days: Wednesdays, starting August 30th
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Ages: 11+
Cost: $70.00 for the 7-week session
Instructor: Quintin Burlingame

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Longview Recreation Complex is proud to offer the roleplaying game Dungeons and Dragons. The structure of the stories brings new ways to determine the consequences of the adventurers’ actions. Anything is possible, but the dice make some things more probable than others. Dice will be provided.

Misty Fortunes and Absent Hearts - Part 2
During these 7 sessions, characters will progress from level 5 to 10

For more information, about classes contact Evan Smith at
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