Explore the Healing Power of Hobbies

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During the month of May, Brandi Silver, FCS Agent with the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Burke County Center, is rolling out something exciting: Discover May: Explore New Hobbies for Mental Wellness. It’s like a treasure trove of possibilities waiting to be uncovered! Brandi’s on a mission to help you dive into fresh hobbies that not only engage your mind but also connect you with others who share your interests.

Imagine the thrill of trying out something totally new, whether it’s Standup Paddleboarding, photography, or even container gardening! With Discover May, you’re invited to step out of your comfort zone and into a world of exciting experiences. Who knows? You might just discover a hidden talent or passion you never knew you had.

But it’s not just about the activities themselves—it’s about the journey of self-discovery and the connections you’ll make along the way. From joining a local art class to exploring outdoor adventures with newfound friends, there’s no shortage of opportunities to expand your horizons and nurture your mental well-being.

So, mark your calendars for Discover May and get ready to embark on a journey of exploration, growth, and connection. Brandi Silver and the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Burke County Center are here to guide you every step of the way. Let’s make this May one to remember as we dive headfirst into the world of new hobbies for mental wellness!

exploring hobbies events flyer

Discover May: Explore New Hobbies for Mental Wellness

Join these workshops to find a new passion!

May 6 Container Gardening 1-3 $30
May 8 Cookie Decorating 6-8. $30
Garden Tea Party theme
Creative Writing 5-7. Free
May 15 Pickleball for Beginners 9:15-11. Location – Mt View Rec.
Contact Allison at 828-438-5356 to register $5
May 16 Intro to Fishing for Adults 1-5
NC Wildlife 645 Fish Hatchery Road. Marion, NC
May 20 Iphone Photography for Beginners 10-12
Fly-tying for beginners 1-3
May 23 Paint and Sip Lemonade 5-9 $30
May 24 Stand Up Paddleboard (pool based) 10 a.m. $5
YMCA Phifer
May 29 Loaf bread baking 10 a.m. $10
May 31 Hike on Fonta Flora trail meet at 10:30
126 NC-126, Morganton, NC 28655

*Workshops are located at 130 Ammons Drive unless specified.

Call 828-764-9480 to register

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