You remember the old saying, right? A mind is a terrible thing to waste, and we happen to agree—just because you're a decade (or more) out of school doesn't mean you should stop learning. Below, we've rounded up a collection of classes to keep Houstonians’ minds nimble and their bodies healthy, on everything from butchery to bachata, French to flying planes, democracy to drawing and much, much more…

In This Feature:

Feed Your Body — and Your Mind — with These Fun Food Classes

These programs might help you become the next Top Chef — or at least help you throw better dinner parties.

02/20/2017 By Alice Levitt

This Non-Traditional Graduate Program at Rice University Appeals to Students of Life

An emphasis on critical thinking and the power of dialog sets the Glasscock School apart.

02/20/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Up Your Gift-Giving Game with These Dynamic DIY Classes

Why buy something when you can learn how to make it yourself?

02/20/2017 By Adam Doster

It's Never Too Late to Learn a New Language

In Houston, the only real problem is picking which one to learn first.

02/20/2017 By Marianella Orlando

Find Your Inner Warrior

Take your mind and body to the limit, whether by land, sea or sky.

02/20/2017 By Marianella Orlando

Classes to Help You Unleash Your Creative Side

Maybe you're a poet (or an artist, or a salsa dancer) and you didn't know it.

02/20/2017 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Improve Yourself, Improve Your Life

For when you know you need a change, but you're not sure where to get started...

02/20/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen