The classes are “all about living life fully,” said program Director Anita Sturgill Block, noting that New Year’s resolutions often inspire people to sign up for classes in January.

“People love to be a part of the latest trend and microbrewing is emerging as a fun and popular hobby,” said Block. “We also think our new class on the nuances of Irish whiskey will be popular this year.”

UofL’s Lifelong Learning offers more than 30 traditional face-to-face classes in addition to more than 300 online courses. Most classes are held at Shelby Campus and cost from $49 to $199, depending on the number of sessions and related supplies or books. New offerings for spring 2013 include:

  • Craft Beer 101, starts Feb. 4, four sessions, $99
  • Organic Gardening, starts Feb. 19, five sessions, $99
  • Irish Whiskeys, one-day workshop March 11, $49
  • The Art of Thrift and Consignment Shopping, one-day workshop March 25 and field trip March 30, $39
  • Twitter 101: Staying in Touch with Family and Friends, starts April 8, three sessions, $69

Details on all courses are on the Lifelong Learning website and on the program’s Facebook page.

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Communications Director Cindy Hess has oversight for day-to-day operations in media relations and covers prestigious scholars, the College of Education and Human Development and Brandeis School of Law. She reports to the Media Relations Director, has a heckuva good resume, and faithfully eats kale for lunch every day. Cindy has more than 25 years of experience in media relations, investor relations, marketing and corporate communications and is the unit’s only employee entrusted to buy tickets for lottery pools.