Sign up now for fun summer activities at TTU

Personal development programs sponsored by Tennessee Tech University’s Extended Programs and Regional Development offer opportunities for summer fun for people of all ages — but registration deadlines are fast approaching.

Anyone 15 or older can register through Monday, May 28, for “Tai Chi for Busy People.”

Registration runs through Thursday, May 31, for a summer art day camp for children in grades kindergarten through fifth, and June 7 is the registration deadline for a summer art day camp for children in grades six through 12.

“These summer programs are wonderful opportunities for participants to just have fun learning something new,” said Noel Poston, associate director of Extended Programs and Regional Development at TTU.

Dean Sutzer will lead the “Tai Chi for Busy People” program from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays, June 6 — Aug. 1.

Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese form of moving meditation and relaxation, the flowing dance-like movements of which will help participants achieve balance and harmony between mind and body.

The slow, relaxed non-impact movements of Tai Chi make it a perfect exercise for adults, even senior citizens, and by the end of the program, participants should experience increased relaxation, flexibility and vibrancy and better breathing and balance.
It will be offered in Room 112 of TTU’s Memorial Gym, and the cost of the session is $60.

Tris Howard will lead both sessions of the summer art day camps, which will explore various media — from drawing and painting to 3-D art and sculpture.

The kindergarten through fifth grade session will run 10 to 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday, June 11-15, and the sixth through 12th grade session will run 10 to 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday, June 18-22. Both will be in Room 248 of TTU’s Bryan Fine Arts Building.

The cost for the kindergarten through fifth grade session is $95, and the cost of the sixth through twelfth grade session is $110. The fee for both sessions includes supplies.

“These are great programs for kids to just be kids, have fun and explore their creativity because Tris makes an effort to include activities that meet each participant’s interest and skill level,” Poston said.

At the end of each session, the participants present an exhibit of their creations.

For more information about any of these programs, call TTU’s Extended Programs Office at 931/372-3304.