TAKE A CLASS

Virginia Secor Stranahan had a zest for learning & encouraged others to do so as well. Many of the Adult, Youth & Family classes listed monthly are offered by individuals in the community who want to share their knowledge & love for teaching. Please register below.

ADULT CLASSES

TRADITIONAL LEBANESE

Easy dough recipe to make cheese, meat & spinach pies. Dough can be frozen in plastic bag for use later. Tabooleh is a popular salad in the Middle East. The fresh ingredients make it super healthy. BRING: “To Go” containers. Leader: Azizi Abdoney Limit: 15     Fee: $20.00 
Fri - Oct 31
12:30-4pm


ADULT THROWING

Practice your skills on the wheel in this intensive study class. Individual attention, all levels welcomed & class is set around your individual goals. There will be several demos. Hour lunch break on your own. PRE-REQUISITE: taken the 577 Adult Pottery class. Leader: Julie Beutler 577 Staff Limit: 5     Fee: $60.00 
Mon - Nov 10
9am-4pm


ARE FRUIT TREES RIGHT FOR YOU

Looking to grow fruit trees for your family? Wondering if you have space in your yard? This class will help choose the right fruit trees to understand the right varieties that have the number of “chill” days for your area. Learn ways to grow your fruit organically & create a yard using permaculture design methods that will help sustain your fruit trees for years.. Leader: Sister Rita Wienken Limit: 30     Fee: $10.00 
Mon - Nov 17
6-8pm


BASIC BALLOON TWISTING

Adults only, learn the basics of making animals or other shapes out of a balloon. Make them for your children, grandchildren, family parties or just for the fun of it! Supplies & instructions provided. Leader: Cathy Jacks Limit: 10     Fee: $15.00 
Tue - Nov 25
6:45-7:30pm


CARVE A RELIEF SNOWMAN: 18 yrs & older

Carve a relief snowman to display all winter or give as a gift. This fat fellow is a fun project that can be painted or stained. Safety, sharpening & technique discussed. Tools, safety equipment & wood blanks provided. Leader: Jean McDonald Limit: 10     Fee: $25.00 
Sat - Nov 15
1:30-4:30pm


CARVE NOAHS ARK/SMALL BOAT: 18 yrs & older

Carve a small Noah’s Ark/Small Boat. A small, chunky rendition of the traditional Noah’s Ark & can be used as a stocking stuffer, toy or ornament. Safety, sharpening & technique discussed. Tools, safety equipment & wood blanks provided. Leader: Jean McDonald Limit: 10     Fee: $25.00 
Sat - Nov 22
1:30-4:30pm


FLORA CARDS

Learn what the buzz is about these gorgeous handcrafter note cards. Learn how to preserve colorful fall leafs or garden finds while they can still be found & used in your works of art. It is easy to make these one-of-a-kind beauties. Great for gift ideas. Supplies & take home instructions provided. Leader: Joan Soldenwagner Limit: 15     Fee: $13.00 
Sun - Nov 9
2-3:30pm


GARDEN KEEPSAKE NOTE CARDS

Looking for a greeting card to give someone needing encouragement & will be treasured? Tired of paying high cost & do not have that personal touch? Create your own card with dried flowers & greenery. Supplies, tools, instructions & handouts provided; feel free to bring your own dried flowers & greenery to use. Leader: Cathy Jacks Limit: 10     Fee: $15.00 
Tue - Nov 25
5:30-6:15pm


GLASS BRACELET & EARRINGS

Need a great Holiday gift? Learn to create a unique glass bracelet & earring set. Use lamp work & furnace glass beads; pick from a variety of colors & styles. Learn about the different types of glass beads & how they are made. Gift boxes provided. BRING: reading glasses (if you use them). Leader: Lauren Lake Limit: 16     Fee: $18.00 
Wed - Nov 19
6-8:30pm


HOLIDAY POTTERY

Make a “thumbprint” Christmas tree & simple polar bear sculpture. You do the decorating, we do the glazing! Template provided, ideas for decorating demonstrated. No experience needed. Email jbeutler@577foundation.org. for example. Leader: Julie Beutler 577 Staff Limit: 11     Fee: $40.00 
Sat - Nov 1
1:30-4:30pm

Tue - Nov 4
5:30-8:30pm


HOLIDAY SEASON CHINESE COOKING-FRI

Surprise your family & friends with these delicious & easy holiday dishes. Pupu platter, Hawaiian origin, a tray of American Chinese cuisine, an assortment of Cantonese style small meat & seafood appetizers that can be warmed over a grill. BRING: apron. Meal included. Dishes: Skewered Chicken, Crab Rangoon, Crispy Mini Spring Rolls, Fried Wonton, Chicken Lo Mein, Layered Sweet Rice Cake Leader: Ching Leong Limit: 15     Fee: $20.00 
Fri - Nov 21
11:30am-2pm


HOLIDAY SEASON CHINESE COOKING-FRI PM

Surprise your family & friends with these delicious & easy holiday dishes. Pupu platter, Hawaiian origin, a tray of American Chinese cuisine, an assortment of Cantonese style small meat & seafood appetizers that can be warmed over a grill. BRING: apron. Meal included. Dishes: Sizzling Rice Soup, Crispy Pork Chops w/Ching’s Chili Sauce, Fish & Chicken Dumpling, Layered Sweet Rice Cake Leader: Ching Leong Limit: 15     Fee: $20.00 
Fri - Nov 21
6-8:30pm


HOLIDAY SEASON CHINESE COOKING-SAT PM

Surprise your family & friends with these delicious & easy holiday dishes. Pupu platter, Hawaiian origin, a tray of American Chinese cuisine, an assortment of Cantonese style small meat & seafood appetizers that can be warmed over a grill. BRING: apron. Meal included. Dishes: Sizzling Rice Soup, Crispy Chicken Steak w/Ching’s Chili Sauce, Chicken & Shrimp Fried Rice, Layered Sweet Rice Cake Leader: Ching Leong Limit: 15     Fee: $20.00 
Sat - Nov 22
6-8:30pm


LEBANESE FALL RECIPE

Popular lemon chicken is back. This dish awakens the taste buds with the full flavor of garlic & lemon, slow cooked with potatoes. Also a Lebanese salad that is very simple yet flavorful. Cheese bread to top off the meal! BRING: “To Go” containers. Leader: Azizi Abdoney Limit: 15     Fee: $20.00 
Thu - Nov 6
12:30-4pm


LEBANESE VEGETARIAN

Cooked lentils are popular in the Middle East. Mjudarra, known as a poor man’s dish, is considered a high protein, balanced healthy food. Accompanied by fatoush salad, crispy pita bread & fresh vegetables. A side dish, baba ghanouj, made with eggplant mashed & mixed with seasonings. Cheese bread for the finale! BRING: “To Go” containers. Leader: Azizi Abdoney Limit: 15     Fee: $20.00 
Thu - Nov 20
12:30-4pm


NEEDLE FELTED FANCIFUL FAIRIES

Use a single needle & wool roving to create a whimsical fairy. Use colorful rovings for her dress & wings; hand-dyed curls for her hair. Embellish her with yarns, beads & baubles. All supplies included. www.therovingartist.com for picture. Leader: Margret Ann Miller Limit: 10     Fee: $30.00 
Wed - Nov 5
5:30-8:30pm


NEEDLE FELTED MAGICAL MERMAIDS

People do not believe that her hair is also made of wool. Use hand-dyed wool curls for her hair that cascades down her back & over her shoulders. Choose from hand-dyed rovings’ for her tail; get lost in the process & the fantasy world you are creating. All supplies included. www.therovingartist.com for picture. Leader: Margret Ann Miller Limit: 10     Fee: $30.00 
Fri - Nov 14
5:30-8:30pm


PAINTING ON THE IPAD

Learn to create digital oil paintings on your iPad. Basic tools & exercises in the 1st class; 2nd class review tools, tutorials & complete a finished drawing. Be prepared to become addicted to the world of digital art! PRE-REQUISITE: SketchClub downloaded on your iPad. Leader: Kris Becker Limit: 10     Fee: $18.00 
Wed - Nov 5, 12
2-4pm


PLAN NEXT YEAR GARDEN

Fall is a perfect time to look back & critique your flower & vegetable gardens before you get the seed catalogs. If you had less than perfect plant performance, poor vegetable yields, bad soil, bugs & disease, it is time to map out a course of correction. This class will give lots of tips & ideas for the next garden season. Leader: Vicki Gallagher 577 Staff Limit: 20     Fee: $20.00 
Sun - Nov 2
2-4pm


QUILLING 2.0

You learned the basic techniques & saw multiple ways to use them. Now learn new techniques to enhance your quilling designs. Explore pom poms, assorted fringed flower methods, folded roses, alternate side looping (ASL) & bee hiving. All skill levels welcome. BRING: ruler. Leader: Bridget Lee Limit: 15     Fee: $20.00 
Sat - Nov 15
10:30am-12pm


SATURDAY POTTERY-POLAR BEARS & PENGUINS

FEATURING: POLAR BEARS & PENGUINS Class provides intermediate & advance students pottery skill instructions, individual attention & demonstrations. PRE-REQUISITE: taken the 577 Adult Pottery class. Leader: Julie Beutler 577 Staff Limit: 15     Fee: $18.00 
Sat - Nov 8
9am-12pm


SATURDAY POTTERY-SNOWMEN

FEATURING: SNOWMEN Class provides intermediate & advance students pottery skill instructions, individual attention & demonstrations. PRE-REQUISITE: taken the 577 Adult Pottery class. Leader: Julie Beutler 577 Staff Limit: 15     Fee: $18.00 
Sat - Nov 1
9am-12pm


STAINED GLASS PANELS

Is making a stained glass panel on your bucket list? Make a handsome panel, choose from 6 designs. No experience necessary. All materials provided. www.stevesglassclass.com for photo. Leader: Steve Noblet Limit: 10     Fee: $80.00 
Mon - Nov 3, 10
6:30-9:30pm


STAMPED CARDS & PAPERCRAFTS

Thanksgiving is close, create place setting decorations to make your table festive. For Christmas holiday, treat container that can be used for all age groups. Holiday cards feature die cuts, dry & heat embossing, glitz & glitter & more. Class for new or experienced crafter! Leader: Chris (Shively) Smith Limit: 18     Fee: $20.00 
Mon - Nov 24
6:30-8:30pm


URBAN HOMESTEADING

What Is OEFFA? For 30 years the Ohio Ecological Food & Farm Association has been the backbone of regional promotion of local & organic food systems. Whether you are a farmer, gardener, homesteader, distributor, or consumer, you owe it to yourself to learn the multiple benefits & resources this organization can provide. Leader: Vicki Gallagher 577 Staff Limit: 30     Fee: $10.00 
Thu - Nov 20
6:30-8pm


WREATH

Beautiful wreath, 10-12 inches across made from netting type of material. Perfect for the holidays. Will have pick of several different colors & decorations to complete it. Leader: Barb Fisher Limit: 9     Fee: $25.00 
Sun - Nov 9
2-4pm


YOGA NIDRA INTEGRATIVE MEDITATION

The body has an innate mechanism for maintaining balance & health. Chronic tension & stress weakens our ability to maintain this balance. Learn step by step easily practiced meditation techniques to reverse the effects of stress & create a state of physical, mental & emotional relaxation & wellness. BRING: pillows for body support in comfortable lying meditation. Leader: Nancy Sloan Limit: 8     Fee: $15.00 
Wed - Nov 12
6:30-8pm


YOUTH AND FAMILY CLASSES

CONSERVATION OF THE MAUMEE RIVER

Learn about the invertebrates that populate the Maumee River, why we need them, how we can help to maintain a healthy ecosystem in our local watershed. There will be a discussion on macroinvertebrates, followed by hands on activities about non-point pollution sources. Leaders: Judy Hagen, Program coordinator for City of Perrysburg Office of Litter Prevention & Christina Kuchle, NW Scenic Rivers Regional Manager. Leader: Christina Kuchle Limit: 20     Fee: $0.00 
Thu - Nov 13
1:30-2:30pm


HOLIDAY FAMILY POTTERY: 1st-12th grd w/adult

Adult & child enjoy an exploration of hand built pottery projects. Make projects using coils, pinch, slab or extruded clay techniques. Make projects together or individually. Decorate with colored slips. 577 will finish pieces with a clear glaze. No experience necessary! Leader: Christy Cordell 577 Staff Limit: 11     Fee: $20.00 
Sat - Nov 8
2-4pm


HOLIDAY FAMILY POTTERY: Pre schl & K with adult

Adult & child make hand built pottery together or individually from demonstrations. Work with pinch, slab or extruded clay, decorate with colored slips. 577 will finish pieces with a clear glaze. Leader: Connie Vasbinder 577 Staff Limit: 10     Fee: $15.00 
Tue - Nov 25
1-2:30pm


PARTNERS IN FUN-HAT:3-4 yr olds w/adult

Designed for preschoolers. Bring a grown up to join in the fun & help create beautiful art projects. Everyone will want to gobble you up when they see how great you look in your turkey hat. Make some great hats to wear on Thanksgiving Day. Leader: Carole Jambard-Sweet Limit: 14     Fee: $5.00 
Tue - Nov 25
10-11am


PARTNERS IN FUN-TURKEY:3-4 yr olds w/adult

Designed for preschoolers. Bring a grown up to join in the fun & help create beautiful art projects. Make a tie dyed turkey! Our turkeys will be lots of beautiful colors. Leader: Carole Jambard-Sweet Limit: 14     Fee: $5.00 
Tue - Nov 18
10-11am


YOUTH POTTERY: K-2nd grds

Have fun with clay! In this class learn to make pinch, extruded, slab, coil pots & other fun hand built projects. Learn about glazing & take home several pieces! Leader: Christy Cordell 577 Staff Limit: 9     Fee: $75.00 
Tue - Nov 4, 11, 18, 25 Dec 2, 9
3:45-4:45pm