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Super Saturday Classes for Grades 3-8 Begin October 6

ASHEVILLE NC – Registration is now open for UNC Asheville’s Super Saturday program for creative, highly motivated and/or academically gifted students in grades 3-8. Classes begin on October 6, with topics including chess, photography, wildlife exploration, engineering, foreign language, theatre, and martial arts. More than 12,000 children from across Western North Carolina have explored their special interests through hands-on learning at Super Saturdays on the UNC Asheville campus.

The 16 courses offered range from “Chess Adventures” and “Hands on Geometry with Zome,” to “Painting Like the Modern Masters” and “Improv for the Theatre.” Budding biologists can choose between “Water Based Wildlife” and “Icky Sticky Fun Biology,” while other young scientists explore lasers and holograms in “Physics is Phun.” “Greek Mythology & Percy Jackson” and “Movie Making and Animation” are also likely to be popular.

Super Saturday classes are taught by experienced artists and crafters, local school teachers, UNC Asheville faculty members and upper-level students.

Super Saturday classes meet from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays from October 6-November 10. The mail-in registration deadline is September 28 and online registration closes September 30. Tuition is $69 for each six-week course. A limited number of need-based scholarships are available.

For more information or to register, call UNC Asheville’s Cultural Events and Special Academic Programs at 828.251.6558 or visit the Super Saturday web page.

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