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UNCA Super Saturday Classes for Grades 3-8 Begin March 17

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 March 17, with topics including chess, photography, wildlife exploration, creative writing, 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 22 courses offered range from “Spanish for Beginners” and “Sketchbooking,” to “Art in Science, Science in Art” and “Improv for the Theatre.” Budding scientists can explore plants, insects, and bones in “Icky Sticky Fun Biology,” or lasers and holograms in “Physics is Phun.” “World of Wildlife” and “Movie Making and Animation” are also likely to be popular.

Super Saturday classes are taught by UNC Asheville faculty members, upper-level students, experienced artists and other professionals.

Super Saturday classes meet from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays from March 17-April 28. The mail-in registration deadline is March 9 and online registration closes March 11. 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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