Jackson County residents are now eligible for half-off tuition for all 2020 classes at John C. Campbell Folk School.

The Local Standby program provides full- and part-time residents 50 percent off any full-tuition course on a space available, standby basis. Students can participate in an array of week-long and weekend classes including blacksmithing, pottery, jewelry, woodworking and cooking.

In its 95th year, John C. Campbell Folk School is expanding on a newly finalized strategic plan to strengthen local community relations and enhance programming to diversify its student base.

All students interested must request a “Local Standby” discount at the time of registration and will be confirmed 14 days before the class start date. Students must present a valid driver’s license, voter registration card or tax bill showing their local address.

For more detail on class information and descriptions, visit folkschool.org or call the registration office at 1-800-FOLK-SCHOOL.