The Northumberland County Area Agency on Aging will offer a limited number of cooking classes at senior centers.

Classes will be from 6 to 9 p.m. (doors will open at 5 p.m.) at the following locations:

Thursday, May 22 - Sunbury Senior Action Center , 601 Pennsylvania Ave., Sunbury.

Thursday, May 29 - Lower Northumberland County Senior Action Center, 5089 State Route 147, Herndon.

Tuesday, June 3 - Shamokin/Coal Township Senior Action Center, 821 W. Chestnut St., Coal Township.

Jim Schiavoni, culinary arts instructor at the Northumberland County Career and Technology Center (NCCTC), will be the chef instructor.

Schiavoni is a skilled chef who provides a wealth of information in the field to his students. Prior to his work at NCCTC, Schiavoni was chef at Mohawk Mountain House, New Paltz, N.Y., and the Host Inn, Harrisburg, and served as regional manager at Nutrition Management Services.

There is no fee for the classes; however, participants will be asked to give a tax deductible donation to the James J. and Patricia C. Rosini Culinary Arts Scholarship Fund.

Class is limited to the first 12 registrants ages 55 and older. Call Sue Barnhart at 570-495-2384, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. for additional information and to register for these classes. Participants can register for more than one class pending availability.