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 advance potters. All levels welcome to experience in-depth clay work. We will teach pinch, slab, coil & extruder techniques. 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 
Wed - Apr 22, 29 May 6, 13, 20, 27
5:30-7:30pm


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: $65.00 
Fri - Apr 10
9am-4pm


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 - Apr 7
6-7pm


BEADED GEMSTONE JEWELRY-CHAIN

Learn to incorporate chain into your beaded necklace & earring set. Pick your chain style & gemstones from a vast selection of Black Onyx, Turquoise, Jasper, Crazy Lace Agate, Tiger eye, Unakite, Blue Goldstone, Snowflake Obsidian & more. No experience needed. BRING: reading glasses (if you use them). Leader: Lauren Lake Limit: 16     Fee: $30.00 
Wed - Apr 15
6-8:30pm


CARVE YOUR KITTEN OR CAT: 18 yrs & older

Cats & kittens are full of fun & personality. Capture the individuality as you carve a shelf sitter. Take your carved pet home & paint it to resemble your favorite cat or kitten. Safety, sharpening & technique discussed. Tools, safety equipment & wood blanks provided. Leader: Jean McDonald Limit: 10     Fee: $25.00 
Thu - Apr 9
6-9pm


CLIMATE HOPE THROUGH LOCAL FOODS

Food is a necessity & food choices have become increasingly abundant & critical. Climate change & hope are intimately linked to the food choices we make. Discuss how soil quality & locally grown, organic & non-GMO foods are related to responsible environmental behaviors & human health. Join in conversation & action planning to develop “Do Something” local food strategies. Learn to talk to others about food choices by instilling hope over fear. Presenters: Jodi Haney, BGSU & Xcite Learning with Sam Evans, Maumee High School Leader: Jodi Haney Limit: 25     Fee: $10.00 
Mon - Apr 27
6:30-8pm


GARDEN DISEASES

Learn to identify common plant diseases in your fruit, vegetables & flowers. Also, steps to combat & cure them. Early detection & knowing what to look for are your very best garden tools. Preventative maintenance & good solid garden practices might be all you need to get started. This class qualifies for master gardener certification hours. Leader: Vicki Gallagher 577 Staff Limit: 30     Fee: $20.00 
Sun - Apr 19
2-4pm


GARDEN PREP

Preparing a garden, the key to a successful season. Starting a new garden plot or have had one for years, this class is for you. Explore the basics of what it takes to prepare that garden from planning the garden on paper, to ensure good rotation of crops, to preparing the soil. Compost is not the only soil building material you can use to have a great garden. Learn the ABC’s of preparing your garden for success. Leader: Sister Rita Wienken Limit: 30     Fee: $10.00 
Thu - Apr 16
6-8pm


GLUTEN FREE BAKING CLASS

Explore the world of Gluten Free Cooking & Baking. Don’t give up your favorite recipes or compromise the taste. GF flours often enhance chocolate chip cookie or blueberry scone. Apple pies, focaccia & tabbouleh are just as easy as they used to be to make. Let’s mix it up & put some treats together. Leave with a GF bread mix to try your own creation. Leader: Donna  Lark-Weiner Limit: 12     Fee: $20.00 
Mon - Apr 13
1-3pm


HERBAL FLOWERS

Are some of your favorite flowers herbs? Class project: lotion bars using your favorite flowering herbs. Learn about their uses for healing, cooking, smoothies, crafts, cosmetics & more. Get a list of herbal flowers for planting & basic uses. We will make a smoothie from your backyard herbs. Free organics! Materials & supplies provided. Leader: Jonnie Dee Wagner Limit: 15     Fee: $20.00 
Sat - Apr 18
1:30-3:30pm


LEBANESE SPRING SANDWICHES

An all star, easy to make Shawarma Sandwich made with baked chicken with a perfect blend of spices, wrapped in a pita bread. For the vegetarians, an eggplant sandwich wrap would be a favorite. Sautéed eggplant wrapped with cilantro & fresh vegetables. Popular side dish to all middle eastern food, tabolee & hummos. BRING: “To Go” containers. Leader: Azeze Abdoney Limit: 15     Fee: $20.00 
Thu - Apr 9
12:30-4pm


LEBANESE SPRING SANDWICHES-PART 2

A falafel wrap sandwich made with an assortment of beans is a healthy alternative. Wrapped with vegetables & tahini sauce. A fresh spinach sandwich wrap is so satisfying & light, this is a quick favorite among family & friends. A favorite of tabolee & hummos will accompany sandwiches. BRING: “To Go” containers. Leader: Azeze Abdoney Limit: 15     Fee: $20.00 
Sat - Apr 25
12:30-4pm


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 - Apr 14, 21, 28 May 5, 12, 19
9:30-11am

Thu - Apr 16, 23, 30 May 7, 14, 21
9:30-11am


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 - Apr 28
5-9pm


RELIEF CARVE CHEESE CUTTING BOARD: 18 yrs & older

Showcase cheese & crackers with a hand carved cutting board. Carve a shallow relief on the back of a small cutting board. Great for gifts! Safety, sharpening & technique discussed. Tools, safety equipment & wood blanks provided. Leader: Jean McDonald Limit: 10     Fee: $25.00 
Sun - Apr 26
1:30-4:30pm


SATURDAY POTTERY-BERRY BOWLS

FEATURING: BERRY BOWLS 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 - Apr 11
9am-12pm


SATURDAY POTTERY-CLOCKS

FEATURING: CLOCKS 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 - Apr 18
9am-12pm


SATURDAY POTTERY-SALT & PEPPER SHAKERS

FEATURING: SALT & PEPPER SHAKERS 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 - Apr 18
1:30-4:30pm


STAINED GLASS PANELS

Is making a stained glass panel on your “bucket list?” There are 6 panel designs to choose from. No experience needed, tools & materials provided. Plan to work on the panel an hour or so at home between classes. For a photo go to www.stevesglassclass.com. Leader: Steve Noblet Limit: 10     Fee: $82.00 
Thu - Apr 23, 30
6:30-9:30pm


STAMPED CARDS & PAPERCRAFTS

Spring has sprung! Celebrate Spring as you create! Make 6 projects featuring pastel & bright colors! Make a Mother’s Day gift, includes a treat & cards for the Mom’s in your life. Other cards for brides, babies, birthdays & more occasions. Projects feature a variety of techniques from chalk ink, heat embossing, die cuts & embellishments. For beginners or experienced crafters. Leader: Chris Smith Limit: 18     Fee: $20.00 
Mon - Apr 20
6:30-8:30pm


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 - Apr 14, 21, 28 May 5, 12, 19
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 simple 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 - Apr 8
6:30-8pm


YOUTH AND FAMILY CLASSES

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

Designed for preschoolers. Bring a grown up to join in the fun & help create beautiful art projects. Here comes the Easter bunny. Let’s have some fun. Leader: Carole Jambard-Sweet Limit: 12     Fee: $5.00 
Tue - Mar 31
10-11am


EXPERIENCE MUSIC-FARM ANIMALS: 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: 10     Fee: $5.00 
Fri - Apr 10
9:30-10:30am


EXPERIENCE MUSIC-WORLD: 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: 10     Fee: $5.00 
Fri - Apr 17
9:30-10:30am


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

Adult & child enjoy an exploration of hand built techniques; each will make a fairy door & tree face. 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 
Sat - Apr 11
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 
Tue - Apr 21
10-11:30am


NATIVE AMERICAN FLUTE: Beginner-3rd grd-Adult

Learn to play the Native American flute: receive a hand-crafted 6-hole cedar Native American styled flute; instruction in performance basics; handouts: fingering chart, summary of points covered, play an original & traditional song. Leader: David Rogers Limit: 10     Fee: $40.00 
Sat - Apr 11
10am-12pm


NATIVE AMERICAN FLUTE: Intermediate-3rd grd-Adult

Develop your ability to play the Native American flute. Includes: performance basics, ideas for greater creativity, guide to reading music & Nakai Tablature, embellishments, vibrato, special effects & forms of articulation. BRING: your 5 or 6 hole Native American flute & must be able to play the natural scale. Leader: David Rogers Limit: 10     Fee: $40.00 
Sat - Apr 11
1-3pm


NURTURING NATURE-BIRDS: 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! “Sing a new song” for migrating birds are returning to NW Ohio! Prepare to sing about spring birds, meet some clever bird puppets & even make one. Venture outside to spot birds, bird’s nests & materials that they might use. Leader: Joyce Davis Limit: 10     Fee: $6.00 
Thu - Apr 16
10-11am


NURTURING NATURE-FROGS: 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! Did you know frogs go back to dinosaur times? Learn about these adaptable amphibians giving Toledo its nickname, Fro City; find out why? Make a “frog sound kit” & head outdoors to search for sights & sounds of spring. Leader: Sandy Gratop Limit: 10     Fee: $6.00 
Thu - Apr 30
10-11am


PARTNERS IN FUN-FARM: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 go to the farm. We can meet a cow & make some butter. Leader: Carole Jambard-Sweet Limit: 14     Fee: $5.00 
Tue - Apr 7
10-11am


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

Designed for preschoolers. Bring a grown up to join in the fun & help create beautiful art projects. April showers bring May flowers, let’s make some! Leader: Carole Jambard-Sweet Limit: 14     Fee: $5.00 
Tue - Apr 14
10-11am


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

Designed for preschoolers. Bring a grown up to join in the fun & help create beautiful art projects. May Day is on the way. Let’s make May baskets & surprise some friends. Leader: Carole Jambard-Sweet Limit: 14     Fee: $5.00 
Tue - Apr 28
10-11am


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

Designed for preschoolers. Bring a grown up to join in the fun & help create beautiful art projects. I want to enjoy some sunshine, Let’s make a suncatcher. Leader: Carole Jambard-Sweet Limit: 14     Fee: $5.00 
Tue - Apr 21
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 - Apr 8
10-10:45am

Wed - Apr 22
10-10:45am