Posted on 1/16/2018

After Dark at All Saints-A Sure Cure for Winter Blues

Creating a stained glass sailboat at After Dark at All Saints. Creating a stained glass sailboat at After Dark at All Saints.

The wind is blowing cold from the north on the Outer Banks, the days are shorter, but with After Dark at All Saints there is plenty to do in the upcoming weeks.

A wonderful community service from All Saints Episcopal Church in Southern Shores, After Dark is a one month plus celebration of the joy of learning. Not the learning in dry textbooks from school days. No this is the real stuff, the things people really care about.

A Small Sample of Classes

Want to know how to create stained glass? There are two classes offered.

Curious about beekeeping? There's a class. And a class on the history of beer, surf fishing, yoga, mahjong. With almost 90 classes scheduled between the end of January and the first week of March there are plenty of choices.

After Dark began as a community outreach effort n 2010. A few years earlier an annex had been added and church members felt it needed to highlight the congregation's commitment to the community.

That first year there were 32 classes. That quickly doubled and in 2018 it has almost tripled.

What is perhaps most remarkable is the fees collected from the classes have all gone to Outer Banks organizations—fulfilling the original vision off giving back to the community.

Generally the class size is limited to 20, and unfortunately the more popular classes fill up very quickly. Some of the cooking classes are already filled, but there are still some great opportunities learn a skill or gain some knowledge.

All Saints Episcopal Church Registration Information.

Each class registration costs $23 per student.  For young people under 18, the cost is $12 per student.  Some classes may have additional, per-student fees to cover necessary supplies.  All class details are listed on this site.  No refunds will be offered unless the class is canceled by the instructor. 

Registration Now in Progress

8:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday - Friday

Call - 252-261--6674 

or come to the All Saints Church Office at 40 Pintail Trail

Southern Shores, NC  27949


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