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

ADULT POTTERY: 18 yrs & older

A comprehensive adult pottery class!! This class is for adult beginners through advanced potters. All levels welcome to experience in-depth clay work. Concentrate on: pinch & extruder techniques; slab & coil work; learn the potter’s wheel & understand the techniques in glazing your pots. These skills will be used in a variety of clay projects. Leader: Julie Beutler 577 Staff Limit: 12     Fee: $120.00 
Tue - Feb 24 Mar 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
9-11am


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: $65.00 
Mon - Feb 2
9am-4pm

Wed - Feb 18
9am-4pm


BACK TO BASICS - HERBOLOGY

Introduction to Herbology. Learning the energetics of herbs & tissue states of the body along with the workings of the respiratory system. Certified Herbalist. Leader: Char Hoelter Limit: 20     Fee: $10.00 
Sun - Feb 22
2-4pm


BACK TO BASICS - YOUR HEALTH

Taking responsibility for your health. Getting acquainted with the four cornerstones of health & an introduction into the world of herbs. Certified Herbalist. Leader: Char Hoelter Limit: 20     Fee: $10.00 
Mon - Feb 2
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 
Mon - Feb 16
6-7pm


BEADED NECKLACE & EARRING SET

Calling all ladies! Learn how to create a unique necklace & earring set. Make a beautiful Valentine’s Day gift for yourself from a selection of beads including: pearls, strawberry quartz, black onyx, tiger eye, coral & beads made from crushed ruby, emerald & sapphire. Light refreshments provided. No experience needed. BRING: reading glasses (if you use them). Leader: Lauren Lake Limit: 16     Fee: $32.00 
Fri - Feb 6
6-8:30pm


CARVE A FROGGY SHELF SITTER: 18 yrs & older

Straight from the swamp, this little guy will look great sitting on your bookshelf. Use your imagination to personalize your frog through expression & design. Safety, sharpening & technique discussed. Tools, safety equipment & wood blanks provided. Leader: Jean McDonald Limit: 10     Fee: $25.00 
Sat - Feb 28
1:30-4:30pm


CARVING BIGFOOT: 18 yrs & older

Is Bigfoot myth or reality? Carve your own version of this hairy fellow. Learn to create hair & expression in your carvings. Safety, sharpening & technique discussed. Tools, safety equipment & wood blanks provided. Leader: Jean McDonald Limit: 10     Fee: $25.00 
Fri - Feb 13
6-9pm


CLASSIC LEBANESE

Fatayer, arab meat pie pastry made with homemade dough. Lebanese dumpling (zuta) soup, a family favorite & side dish. The dumpling are made with bulghur, so hearty & healthy. Fatoush, a bread salad made from toasted or fried pieces of pita combined mixed with greens & vegetables. Baba ghanouj, an eggplant dip mixed with garlic & lemon. Cheese bread too! BRING: “To Go” containers. Leader: Azeze Abdoney Limit: 15     Fee: $20.00 
Sat - Feb 14
12:30-4pm


CLIMATE HOPE - WATER RESOURCES

Our precious water resources are directly impacted by climate change, both in terms of quality & quantity. We can do something about it! Join in conversation & action planning to protect our water. Develop “Do Something” strategies at the individual, local, regional & national levels to combat this issue. Learn how to talk with others about the environment by instilling hope over fear. Leader: Jodi Haney Limit: 25     Fee: $10.00 
Thu - Feb 26
6:30-8pm


EVENING POTTERY-GLAZING & DECORATING

FEATURING: GLAZING & DECORATING Class provides intermediate & advance students individual attention & demonstrations on glazing & decorating. PRE-REQUISITE: taken the 577 Adult Pottery class. Leader: Julie Beutler 577 Staff Limit: 8     Fee: $18.00 
Mon - Feb 9
5:30-7:30pm


LEBANESE VEGETARIAN

This is an all star, easy, healthy Lebanese lentil stew, made with rice & caramelized onions. Cabbage salad with a tart dressing to accompany this dish. Also, hummus recipe made with chick peas, garlic & tahini & spinach feta pastry made with homemade dough. Cheese bread bonus! BRING: “To Go” containers. Leader: Azeze Abdoney Limit: 15     Fee: $20.00 
Sat - Feb 7
12:30-4pm


MEAD - FERMENTED BEVERAGE

Come learn from Justen Pelton how to make mead, one of the oldest beverages of all time. Information will be on ingredient selection, processing, yeast, nutrient feeding & equipment needed. Try a variety of honeys & see a batch of mead be made during the class. This class will give you knowledge & confidence to go home & make your own. Leader: Vicki Gallagher 577 Staff Limit: 25     Fee: $20.00 
Sun - Feb 8
2-4pm


MORNING YOGA & YOUR HEALTH

Welcome to this beginner yoga class, where we experience movement, mindfulness & peacefulness. BRING: your own mat or use ours. Leader: Pam Bortz Limit: 8     Fee: $60.00 
Tue - Feb 24 Mar 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
9:30-11am

Thu - Feb 26 Mar 5, 12, 19, 26 Apr 2
9:30-11am


NEEDLE FELTED BABY HARP SEAL

Use a needle with notches at the end of it to felt wool fibers into 3D baby harp seal sculpture. Basic techniques make this a perfect class for beginners & intermediate students will hone in their detail skills. www.therovingartist.com for picture. Leader: Margret Ann Miller Limit: 10     Fee: $30.00 
Fri - Feb 20
5:30-8:30pm


NEEDLE FELTED BABY PENGUIN

Use a needle with notches at the end of it to felt wool fibers into 3D baby penguin sculpture. Basic techniques make this a perfect class for beginners & intermediate students will hone in their detail skills. www.therovingartist.com for picture. Leader: Margret Ann Miller Limit: 10     Fee: $30.00 
Fri - Feb 27
5:30-8:30pm


RAKU POTTERY

A fun evening finishing your pots in this Japanese style firing! Enjoy a potluck (Bring a dish to share!) PRE-REQUISITE: taken the 577 Adult Pottery class & have 3-5 pots already bisque fired. Leader: Julie Beutler 577 Staff Limit: 13     Fee: $18.00 
Thu - Feb 26
5-9pm


SATURDAY POTTERY-CLAY FOOD (FAKE FOOD)

FEATURING: CLAY FOOD (FAKE FOOD) 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 - Feb 21
9am-12pm


SATURDAY POTTERY-FAIRY GARDENS

FEATURING: FAIRY GARDENS 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 - Feb 21
1:30-4:30pm


SATURDAY POTTERY-TRIMMING & FINISHING

FEATURING: TRIMMING & FINISHING 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 - Feb 28
9am-12pm


STAINED GLASS GARDEN ORNAMENT

Thing Spring! Come & make a handsome garden ornament for your landscape. This 12 piece stained glass ornament comes with a copper stake. No experience necessary, tools & materials provided. Go to www.stevesglassclass.com for a photo. Leader: Steve Noblet Limit: 10     Fee: $32.00 
Wed - Feb 25
6:30-9:30pm


STAMPED CARDS & PAPERCRAFTS

Spring will be here before we know it! Make fun cards using punches & die cuts. Cards will feature birds, flowers & bright colors, made for all occasions! Make an adorable treat container with treats! Cards will use include a variety of techniques suitable to beginner or experienced stamper. Leader: Chris (Shively) Smith Limit: 18     Fee: $20.00 
Wed - Feb 18
6:30-8:30pm


WHAT IS IN A SEED - SEED SAVING

Are you a vegetable gardener or getting excited about growing your own veggies? Heirloom seeds, saving hybrid seeds? Explore the difference between heirloom, open-pollinated & hybrid seeds. Learn to save your favorite varieties such as tomatoes, peppers & squashes so you can pass down those seed varieties to the next generation of veggie growers. Leader: Sister Rita Wienken Limit: 30     Fee: $10.00 
Wed - Feb 11
6-8pm


WRITING WORKSHOP

Want to write a novel? Have you started one, finished one or just developing an idea? Come share your work in a supportive workshop where the tools of writing popular fiction - learning how to create characters, plot, hook a reader - will be explored. Leader: Judy Fitzwater Limit: 10     Fee: $65.00 
Tue - Feb 17, 24 Mar 3, 10, 17, 24
1:30-3pm


YOGA & YOUR HEALTH

Welcome to this beginner yoga class, where we experience movement, mindfulness & peacefulness. BRING: your own mat or use ours. Leader: Pam Bortz Limit: 8     Fee: $60.00 
Tue - Feb 24 Mar 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
5-6:30pm


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 - Feb 4
6:30-8pm


YOUTH AND FAMILY CLASSES

EXPERIENCE MUSIC-FARM ANIMAL: 2-6 yr with adult

Sing, say, dance & play! Especially designed for the child’s absorbent mind. Experience music through imitation, exploration & sensorial activities. Leader: Jennifer Blakeman Limit: 14     Fee: $5.00 
Fri - Feb 6
9:30-10:30am


EXPERIENCE MUSIC-HEARTS & CANDY: 2-6 yr with adult

Sing, say, dance & play! Especially designed for the child’s absorbent mind. Experience music through imitation, exploration & sensorial activities. Leader: Jennifer Blakeman Limit: 14     Fee: $5.00 
Thu - Feb 19
9:30-10:30am


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! BOTH ADULT AND CHILD MUST REGISTER FOR CLASS. Leader: Connie Vasbinder 577 Staff Limit: 10     Fee: $20.00 
Mon - Feb 16
10am-12pm

Sat - Feb 28
2-4pm


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. BOTH ADULT AND CHILD MUST REGISTER FOR CLASS. Leader: Connie Vasbinder 577 Staff Limit: 10     Fee: $15.00 
Mon - Feb 23
1-2:30pm


NURTURING NATURE-C-C-C-COLD: 2-5 yr olds & adult

NW Ohio Leave No Child Inside educators, “Ladies Five”, present multi-themed programs to connect children naturally with the outdoors. Dress for the weather & join in activities, stories, snack & sometimes a keepsake! ‘C-C-C-Cold’ ‘n Frozen Day & Night - Tis the season to find water in all its forms, learn to view stars we see at night, make a keepsake ‘borax’ snowflake, enjoy a chilly snack while listening to selections from “Look! Look! A Book Nook!” Leader: Sandy Gratop Limit: 10     Fee: $6.00 
Thu - Feb 12
10-11am


NURTURING NATURE-LUNAR: 2-5 yr olds & adult

NW Ohio Leave No Child Inside educators, “Ladies Five”, present multi-themed programs to connect children naturally with the outdoors. Dress for the weather & join in activities, stories, snack & sometimes a keepsake! Happy New Year Moon! Lunar New Year is Feb 19. Let’s celebrate with Lunar Lore & look at the phases of the moon. Make Starry Night Crunch & take home a moon map & guide for viewing all year long! Leader: Maureen Schell Limit: 10     Fee: $6.00 
Thu - Feb 26
10-11am


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

Designed for preschoolers. Bring a grown up to join in the fun & help create beautiful art projects. Cold weather makes me miss the beach. Make a fun beach. Leader: Carole Jambard-Sweet Limit: 14     Fee: $5.00 
Tue - Feb 24
10-11am


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

Designed for preschoolers. Bring a grown up to join in the fun & help create beautiful art projects.I like bugs, don’t you? Let’s make some friendly bugs. Leader: Carole Jambard-Sweet Limit: 9     Fee: $5.00 
Tue - Feb 3
10-11am


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

Designed for preschoolers. Bring a grown up to join in the fun & help create beautiful art projects.Time for Valentine’s Day. Let’s make beautiful gifts for people we love. Leader: Carole Jambard-Sweet Limit: 14     Fee: $5.00 
Tue - Feb 10
10-11am


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

Designed for preschoolers. Bring a grown up to join in the fun & help create beautiful art projects. “They tell me it’s all happening at the zoo.” Find out what is happening & monkey around with someone who lives there. Leader: Carole Jambard-Sweet Limit: 14     Fee: $5.00 
Tue - Feb 17
10-11am


SWING, SWOOP & PLAY: 2-5 yr olds & adult

A parent/child class designed to help your child get their winter wiggles out! Sing, dance, make music & participate in a variety of activities. Leader: Carrie Chalfin Limit: 10     Fee: $5.00 
Wed - Feb 11
10-10:45am


YOUR FAMILY GARDEN: 2nd-7th grds w/adult

Old McDonald had a farm, but where are the vegetables? Parents partner up with your child/children for this fun class & share the knowledge & materials to start a vegetable plot of your own at home! Patrice Powers-Barker & Lee Richter from OSU Extension will be teaching this class. Take home a mini salad garden, seeds to plant when the time is right, lots of garden tips & a garden journal to keep you organized through the season. Leader: Vicki Gallagher 577 Staff Limit: 15     Fee: $10.00 
Sun - Feb 15
2-4pm


YOUTH POTTERY: 3rd-5th grds

Let your child experience the fun of working in clay! Learn the basics of hand building & explore the potter’s wheel. Learn about glazing & finish their pieces with high & low fire glazes. Leader: Christy Cordell 577 Staff Limit: 12     Fee: $95.00 
Wed - Feb 25 Mar 4, 11, 18 Apr 1, 8
4-5:30pm


YOUTH POTTERY: 6th-12th grds

Students will focus on developing their creative side in many hand built & wheel projects. The course will feature extruded work, slab work & potter’s wheel skills. They will glaze & get an understanding of firing. Leader: Christy Cordell 577 Staff Limit: 12     Fee: $95.00 
Wed - Feb 25 Mar 4, 11, 18 Apr 1, 8
6-7:30pm


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 - Feb 24 Mar 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
3:45-4:45pm