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 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: $80.00 
Mon - Jan 30
9am-4pm


HIGH-YIELD VEGETABLE GARDENING

This class will highlight a variety of handy garden guides, worksheets & lots of practical advice from the book of the same name. This book by authors Colin McCrate & Brad Halm will take gardeners through selecting crops to help them produce the desired amounts of their favorite crops regardless how big or small their garden is. Leader: Vicki Gallagher 577 Staff Limit: 25     Fee: $20.00 
Wed - Jan 25
6-8pm


MORNING POTTERY-REFRESHER CLASS

FEATURING: REFRESHER CLASS Class provides intermediate & advance students individual attention, demonstrations & a chance to ask questions. PRE-REQUISITE: taken the 577 Adult Pottery class. Leader: Julie Beutler 577 Staff Limit: 8     Fee: $18.00 
Sat - Jan 28
10am-12pm


NEW MOON MANIFESTING

The New Moon occurs Jan 27. A New Moon is the best time to Manifest. Learn to connect with the feminine energy of Grandmother Moon to plant your seeds of intention utilizing an age-old tradition that bridges cultures. Have you thought about what you want to bring into your life energetically? Learn how to connect, & be successful, with guided instruction. Journals provided, or bring your own. For beginners on their spiritual journey & those wanting to improve their skills. Leader: Diane Bishop Limit: 20     Fee: $20.00 
Sat - Jan 28
1:30-3:30pm


YOGA FOR THE NEW YEAR

Is start doing yoga on your New Year’s resolution list? Here is the perfect way to give it a try. A beginner friendly yoga class. We will work on postures & sequences designed to increase flexibility, strengthen muscles & enhance joint mobility. Equipment supplied. Leave feeling refreshed & ready to take on 2017. Leader: Tara Kestner Limit: 8     Fee: $15.00 
Sun - Jan 22
1-2:30pm


YOUR OWN TERRARIUM

A terrarium is the ultimate, low-maintenance indoor garden that anyone can create. Mary Machon, Bensell’s Greenhouse will guide you through the assembly of a beautiful open-globe terrarium full of plants & decorative embellishments of your own. Materials included. Leader: Vicki Gallagher 577 Staff Limit: 25     Fee: $25.00 
Sun - Jan 29
2-4pm


3 SEASONS OF VEGGIES

Best laid plans before garden season can help assure fresh food from spring until snowfall. We will help you create a productive planting plan & seeds to sow & grow throughout 3 seasons, laying out what can be planted & when. Varieties for small spaces & containers will be covered so there is something for every gardener. Leader: Vicki Gallagher 577 Staff Limit: 30     Fee: $20.00 
Thu - Feb 23
6-8pm


ACRYLIC WINTER BIRCH & PINE TREES

Love winter again! Learn to paint a beautiful winter scene with Birch & Pine trees. Add a splash of color with cheerful red birds. Easy to follow guidance. Supplies provided.  No experience necessary!  BRING: sack lunch or snacks. Leader: Mary Claire Roe Limit: 10     Fee: $25.00 
Wed - Feb 8
10am-2:30pm


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: $80.00 
Tue - Feb 28
9am-4pm


ADULT THROWING-HALF DAY

NEW 1/2 day class! 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. PRE-REQUISITE: taken the 577 Adult Pottery class. Leader: Julie Beutler 577 Staff Limit: 5     Fee: $40.00 
Sat - Feb 11
1:30-4:30pm


BASIC BALLOON TWISTING-ADULTS ONLY

Looking for a FUN class that will make you feel like a kid again? Learn the basics of balloon twisting, making animals & other objects out of a balloon. Make these for your children, grandchildren, family parties & storytelling or just for the fun of it! Balloons & balloon pumps provided for use during class. Instructions & handouts with ideas will be given. Leader: Cathy Jacks Limit: 10     Fee: $15.00 
Mon - Feb 6
6-7pm


BOTTLES WHEEL DEMO

Julie Beutler, 25 years of pottery experience, will be demonstrating on the potter’s wheel the specifics of making bottles on the wheel, she will show several completed & in progress projects. Spend your lunch hour watching this fun demo. She will show you different styles, sizes, finished examples & answer your questions while you watch her throw. Leader: Julie Beutler 577 Staff Limit: 15     Fee: $10.00 
Fri - Feb 24
11am-12pm


CARVE A HOWLING HOUND: 18 yrs & older

Carve a delightful little howling hound dog from a basswood blank. Change his expression to make him happy or mournful. All levels of carving experience welcomed. Safety, sharpening & technique discussed. Tools, safety equipment & blanks provided. Leader: Jean McDonald Limit: 10     Fee: $30.00 
Sat - Feb 4
1-4pm


CARVE A WINDOWSILL BIRD: 18 yrs & older

Carve this cheery little bird to sit on your windowsill looking out (or in). Begin with a bird shaped blank of basswood & add the details to make it your own design. All levels of carving experience welcomed. Safety, sharpening & technique discussed. Tools, safety equipment & blanks provided. Leader: Jean McDonald Limit: 11     Fee: $30.00 
Sat - Feb 18
1-4pm


CREATING SOAP FROM SCRATCH

In this hands-on class, create a pound of soap from scratch with olive oil, lye & water. Learn about the cold process method, safety when working with lye & about different types of soap-making oils to achieve a soap that reflects your needs & desires. BRING: safety goggles, rubber gloves & long-sleeved shirt. Go home with a pound of soap! Leader: Elissa Teal Limit: 12     Fee: $30.00 
Sun - Feb 19
2-4pm


DIY WEDDING FLOWERS

Decided to try your hand at your own wedding flowers? Not sure where to start? Love those ideas you see on web sites? This informative lecture by a seasoned floral designer will show you how to make fresh or silk flowers for your wedding. See how some of these newer styles of bouquets are made so it does not like you are carrying a tree trunk down the aisle. Learn the basics needed at a wedding & how to make items such as boutonnieres & corsages for the wedding party. Bring questions. Handouts with basic information provided & where to purchase supplies. Examples from the lecture raffled off at the end. Leader: Louise & Mike Mikesell-Wireman Limit: 25     Fee: $25.00 
Wed - Feb 22
6-8pm


EVENING POTTERY-WHAT DOES THIS DO? TOOLS

FEATURING: WHAT DOES THIS DO? TOOLS Class provides intermediate & advance students individual attention, demonstrations & a chance to ask questions. PRE-REQUISITE: taken the 577 Adult Pottery class. Leader: Julie Beutler 577 Staff Limit: 8     Fee: $18.00 
Wed - Feb 8
6-8pm


GARDEN ART POTTERY

Beat winter time blues, make garden markers & think about warm spring days ahead! Make 10-15 markers, bring your plan names with you! Your garden/containers will look so cute with your custom markers! We demonstrate, you make & we glaze/stain! No experience needed. Leader: Julie Beutler 577 Staff Limit: 15     Fee: $45.00 
Mon - Feb 20
5:30-8pm


HERBAL MEDICINE-MAKING

There are many forms in which plants can be used as food & medicine: teas, syrups, salves, poultices, etc. How do you choose the appropriate one? How do you prepare it once you've decided? We will discuss the merits of various preparations, as well as practical ways to use them in your daily life. Get hands-on experience making & taking home a few concoctions to bolster you & yours as we move into spring. Leader: Sarah Williams Limit: 15     Fee: $35.00 
Mon - Feb 13
6-8pm


HERBS FOR THE RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

Late winter or early spring, when we are depleted, is often when respiratory infections settle in. Learn about ways to care for the lungs & entire respiratory system using foods, herbs & simple techniques. Discuss how to address acute infections as well as strengthen our baseline health to avoid catching the illnesses in the first place. Leader: Sarah Williams Limit: 20     Fee: $15.00 
Wed - Feb 1
5:30-7pm


LUNAR NEW YEAR-FRI AM

Celebrate the Lunar New Year, the year of the Rooster, with a traditional Chinese meal. This is an important event of the year where the Chinese usher in the New Year with reunions, special foods & festivities. In China, also known as Spring Festival. During this celebration, family & relatives get together to celebrate for 15 days. The host or hostess serves traditional dishes like Dim Sum, roasted pork, seafood, vegetarian, herbal dishes, etc. Every dish has a name that is a reminder of good wishes, fortune, happiness, long life, good health. Examples of dishes are: Happy Family, Year Round Peace, etc. Learn about Chinese cooking techniques & traditional New Year dishes. BRING: apron. Meal included. Dishes: Seafood Rainbow Salad, Crispy Sesame Rolls, Traditional BBQ Pork Sweet Rice, & Chinese New Year Cake Leader: Ching Leong Limit: 15     Fee: $20.00 
Fri - Feb 3
11:30am-2pm


LUNAR NEW YEAR-FRI PM

Celebrate the Lunar New Year, the year of the Rooster, with a traditional Chinese meal. This is an important event of the year where the Chinese usher in the New Year with reunions, special foods & festivities. In China, also known as Spring Festival. During this celebration, family & relatives get together to celebrate for 15 days. The host or hostess serves traditional dishes like Dim Sum, roasted pork, seafood, vegetarian, herbal dishes, etc. Every dish has a name that is a reminder of good wishes, fortune, happiness, long life, good health. Examples of dishes are: Happy Family, Year Round Peace, etc. Learn about Chinese cooking techniques & traditional New Year dishes. BRING: apron. Meal included. Dishes: Happy Family, Crispy Sesame Rolls Chicken Cream Soup, Seafood Rainbow Salad & Chinese New Year Cake Leader: Ching Leong Limit: 15     Fee: $20.00 
Fri - Feb 3
6-8:30pm


LUNAR NEW YEAR-SAT PM

Celebrate the Lunar New Year, the year of the Rooster, with a traditional Chinese meal. This is an important event of the year where the Chinese usher in the New Year with reunions, special foods & festivities. In China, also known as Spring Festival. During this celebration, family & relatives get together to celebrate for 15 days. The host or hostess serves traditional dishes like Dim Sum, roasted pork, seafood, vegetarian, herbal dishes, etc. Every dish has a name that is a reminder of good wishes, fortune, happiness, long life, good health. Examples of dishes are: Happy Family, Year Round Peace, etc. Learn about Chinese cooking techniques & traditional New Year dishes. BRING: apron. Meal included. Dishes: Eight treasure in Clay Pot, Crispy Sesame Rolls Seafood Rainbow Salad, Chicken Cream Soup & Chinese New Year Cake Leader: Ching Leong Limit: 15     Fee: $20.00 
Sat - Feb 4
6-8:30pm


MIDDLE EASTERN

Kidney bean stew cooked with tomato sauce & seasoned with onion & garlic. Rice pilaf, made lebanese style, fluffy & so delicious. A chick pea dip, hummos, that is a middle eastern staple at every dinner table. Traditional salad & a lebanese potato salad using red skin potatoes & a tart dressing. BRING: “To Go” containers. Leader: Azeze Abdoney Limit: 16     Fee: $25.00 
Thu - Feb 9
12:30-4:30pm


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: 15     Fee: $18.00 
Tue - Feb 21
5-9pm


SATURDAY POTTERY-MINATURES

FEATURING: MINATURES 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: $20.00 
Sat - Feb 18
9am-12pm


SATURDAY POTTERY-TEXTURES-MAKE STAMPS

FEATURING: TEXTURES-MAKE STAMPS 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: $20.00 
Sat - Feb 18
1:30-4:30pm


SATURDAY POTTERY-WOOD KILN IDEAS, INFO & PREP

FEATURING: WOOD KILN IDEAS, INFO & PREP 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: $20.00 
Sat - Feb 11
9am-12pm


STAMPED CARDS & PAPERCRAFTS

Love is in the air! Stamp out your stress in a sea of red, pink & purple with a hint of blue & metallics! Make a variety of cards including two Valentine's Day cards, a get well, a thank you, & one with a nautical theme to get you thinking of the lake or beach. Also make an adorable chocolate treat holder complete with treats! Techniques include using die cuts, dry & heat embossing & Valentine glitter & glitz!  Class suitable for beginner or experienced crafter! Leader: Chris Smith Limit: 16     Fee: $20.00 
Tue - Feb 7
6:30-8:30pm


SUPERVISED INDIE POTTERY

NEW! Love independent pottery time but wish you could ask questions? Have a project you need guidance on while making it? Been awhile since you did indie time? Join Connie for some clay time! PRE-REQUISITE: taken the 577 Adult Pottery class. Leader: Connie Stose 577 Staff Limit: 8     Fee: $18.00 
Fri - Feb 3
4:30-6:30pm

Fri - Feb 17
10am-12pm


YOGA - GENTLE RENEWAL FLOW

Need to shake off the winter blahs? This beginner friendly class will stretch your body, gently tone your muscles & relieve tension. We will be working on gentle flow sequences that will increase the circulation & leave you feeling invigorated & renewed. All equipment will be supplied. Leader: Tara Kestner Limit: 8     Fee: $15.00 
Sun - Feb 26
1-2:30pm


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 
Tue - Feb 28
6:30-8pm


YOUTH AND FAMILY CLASSES

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. BOTH ADULT AND CHILD MUST REGISTER FOR CLASS. Leader: Connie Stose 577 Staff Limit: 11     Fee: $20.00 
Sun - Jan 22
10am-12pm

Sun - Jan 22
2-4pm


FAMILY POTTERY: 4 yr olds-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 Stose 577 Staff Limit: 10     Fee: $15.00 
Fri - Jan 27
1-2:30pm


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

Designed for preschoolers. Bring a grown up to join in the fun & help create beautiful art projects. Let's see what is happening at the zoo & make some animals. Leader: Carole Jambard-Sweet Limit: 14     Fee: $5.00 
Thu - Jan 26
10-11am


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. BOTH ADULT AND CHILD MUST REGISTER FOR CLASS. Leader: Connie Stose 577 Staff Limit: 10     Fee: $20.00 
Sun - Feb 5
10am-12pm

Sun - Feb 5
2-4pm


FAMILY POTTERY: 4 yr olds-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 Stose 577 Staff Limit: 11     Fee: $15.00 
Wed - Feb 22
1-2:30pm


HOMESCHOOL POTTERY: 8-14 yr olds

Your child will enjoy an exploration of hand built pottery projects. Make projects using different techniques such as coils, pinch, slab, or extruded clay techniques. Paint them with colored slips & 577 will finish pieces with a clear glaze. Leader: Connie Stose 577 Staff Limit: 10     Fee: $20.00 
Thu - Feb 23
10am-12pm


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. Do you like bugs? Let's make some fun ones. Leader: Carole Jambard-Sweet Limit: 14     Fee: $5.00 
Thu - Feb 16
10-11am


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

Designed for preschoolers. Bring a grown up to join in the fun & help create beautiful art projects. Let's make a groundhog & see if he sees his shadow. Leader: Carole Jambard-Sweet Limit: 14     Fee: $5.00 
Thu - Feb 2
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. Almost Valentines day! Leader: Carole Jambard-Sweet Limit: 14     Fee: $5.00 
Thu - Feb 9
10-11am


THE MAYBE FAMILY GARDEN: 2nd-5th grds

Maybe we’ll grow this … maybe we’ll plant that. How do you decide what to plant in your garden? We will use the book the “Maybe Garden” to design our own garden plans for this year. We can be creative & we can utilize great information for a successful growing season. We will explore the “Maybe Garden” book, enjoy a light snack & create a beautiful garden plan. Leader: Patrice Powers-Barker, OSU Extension Educator, Family & Consumer Sciences. Leader: Vicki Gallagher 577 Staff Limit: 30     Fee: $10.00 
Sun - Feb 12
2-4pm