RAYMOND – Hinds Community College offers numerous opportunities for community members to take non-credit classes or get involved in fun but enlightening programs.

Registration is now open for non-credit adult learner enrichment courses being offered by the Hinds Community College Institute for Life Long Learning, Encore Explorations program at the Raymond Campus.

Registration is now open for the following:

Creative Learning Enrichment Program short-term courses and activities held at the District Adult Ed Center, Institute for Lifelong Learning.

Silver Eagle Club: $60 annual dues, club members enjoy exclusive benefits and discounts toward program courses and activities.

Computer Courses: $50 per six-week course

Yes You Can! Adult Learner Beginner Computer Courses. YYC Level Two, Tuesday, Feb. 4 – March 18 (10 a.m.-noon)

Level Three, Thursday, Feb. 6 –Mar. 20 (10 a.m.-noon)

YYC Level One, Tuesday, April 1-May 6 (10 a.m.-noon)

Level Two, Thursday, April 3-May 8 (10 a.m.-noon)

Study Groups: $25 per semester

Experience Mississippi-Monthly, Third Wednesdays, Feb. 19- June 18 (10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.)

“The Devil’s Backbone” History, Legend and Lore from Natchez to Nashville, Mondays, Feb. 3-April 28 (10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.)

Special Interest Groups: $25 plus supplies per semester

Fun with the Dulcimer Dandies, Thursdays starting Feb. 6 (1 p.m.-3 p.m.)

Game Day, Monthly, Second Fridays, Feb. 14-June 13 (1 p.m.-3 p.m.)

Creative Crafting, monthly; time and dates vary, beginner to intermediate skills projects

“Let’s Get Moving!” wellness and exercise, Mondays and Wednesdays starting Feb. 3 (8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.) FREE

“Wellness Worx” Events, quarterly, open to the public; dates vary (10 a.m.-11 a.m.) FREE

ENCORE EVENINGS (6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.)

Creative Writing - Thursdays, Feb. 6 – May 1. Registration fee, $125

Knitting Basics-Intermediate Level-Mondays, Feb. 3 – April 14. Registration fee, $65

Knitting Basics-Beginners Level-Mondays, April 28-June 30. Registration fee, $65

To register, contact Melody Field, program coordinator at 601.857.3773 or mfield@hindscc.edu. Make checks payable to Hinds Community College and mail to HCC District Adult Ed Center-Life Long Learning Program, Attention: Melody Field, P.O. Box 1100, Raymond MS 39154-1100.


Hinds Community College’s Lifelong Learning Center will offer the popular Yes You Can! computer classes for adult learners 50+ at the District Adult Education Center, located in Raymond at the corner of Hinds Boulevard and Main Street, across from Fountain Hall.

The course fee is $50. Call or stop by to register, and ask how you can take the course(s) for $10. Contact Melody Field.

Second Term:
Computer Basic Skills for Beginners-Yes You Can! (Level I)
Will meet: Tuesdays (10 a.m.-noon) Six sessions
Oct. 23, 30/Nov. 13, 27/Dec. 4, 11; must pre-register by Oct. 15

Computer Basic Skills for Beginners-Yes You Can! (Level II)
Will meet: Thursdays, (10 a.m.-noon) (Six sessions)
Oct. 25 / Nov. 1, 15, 29 / Dec. 6, 13; must pre-register by Oct. 15

Registration is now open for Basics of Knitting Course, to be offered through the Hinds Community College Lifelong Learning Center, Encore Explorations program for adult learners 40+.

The course will meet on Thursdays from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at the Hinds Community College District Adult Education Center in Raymond, located across the street from Sonny Fountain Hall. Class will meet Thursday evenings, Oct. 4-Nov. 29, (skipping Thanksgiving).

In this class students will learn the basics of knitting. Techniques covered in the class, include casting on, knitting, purling, increasing and decreasing stitches, binding off, and simple cable and lace. Students will make washcloths, fingerless mitts, a hat and a scarf.

The instructor is Donna Peyton, who is a member of the Mississippi Craftsmen’s Guild, Chimneyville Weavers and Spinners Guild and is the state representative for Stitches from the Heart, and sponsor of the Knitting Club at New Summit School.

Pre-registration is required by Thursday, Sept. 20. The course fee is $65.

Register for these workshops, by contacting Melody Field.

Below is a listing of activities other than traditional courses, special interest and study groups that have been offered through the Hind Community College - Life Long Learning Institute. New activities are developed and previous ones re-offered based on the interest indicated, through information submitted on the annual survey and membership request.

Annual Membership Luncheon

Lecture Luncheons

  • Lunch and programs/entertainment on various topics of interest.

Field Trips

  • Day Trips
  • Extended Stay (2-3) nights
  • International


  • Harvest Festival
  • Christmas Party
  • Spring Fling