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

ACRYLIC WEATHERED BEACH FENCE

Learn to paint sky, clouds, sand, beach grass, weathered fence, shadows & seagulls. All supplies provided to create your 11”x14” masterpiece on canvas. No experience needed. BRING: sack lunch. Leader: Mary Claire Roe Limit: 10     Fee: $25.00 
Fri - Sep 4
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: $65.00 
Fri - Sep 18
9am-4pm

Wed - Sep 23
9am-4pm


BACK TO BASICS - BACKYARD REMEDIES

Explore the traditional uses & energetics of herbs you grow or find in your backyard. Leader: Char Hoelter Limit: 20     Fee: $15.00 
Thu - Sep 17
6-8pm


CARVE A FISH KEYRING: 18 yrs & older

Use hand tools to carve a folk style fish. This decoy style fish can be used as a keyring, ornament or gift for a fisherperson! All levels of carving experience are welcome. Safety, sharpening & technique discussed. Tools, safety equipment & wood blanks provided. Leader: Jean McDonald Limit: 10     Fee: $25.00 
Sat - Sep 12
1:30-4:30pm


CLIMATE HOPE - CLIMATE CHANGE

Conversation/action planning around the important issue of climate change. Ultimate goal, deepen understanding about climate change: promote effective, sustainable & practical strategies to lessen the impact; develop & organize personal & community events to raise awareness; instill hope over fear. Presenters: Jodi Haney, BGSU & Xcite Learning with Sam Evans, Maumee High School Leader: Jodi Haney Limit: 25     Fee: $10.00 
Thu - Sep 10
6:30-8pm


DIM SUM COOKING

Dim Sum means “touch your heart.” Many years ago, chefs in the royal court of China created an array of delicacies to appease the Emperor’s changing appetite & mood. Dim sum is eaten around breakfast through lunch time. BRING: apron. Meal included. Dishes: Fried Shrimp Rolls, Pan Fried Corn & Chicken Patty, Homemade Udon Noodle Soup, Sago Chendol dessert & Lemon grass drink Leader: Ching Leong Limit: 15     Fee: $20.00 
Fri - Sep 25
11:30am-2pm


HALLOWEEN/FALL POTTERY

Halloween/Fall fun! Make some cooler weather inspired pottery using simple hand building techniques. You do the making & decorating, we do the glazing! No experience needed. Leader: Julie Beutler 577 Staff Limit: 13     Fee: $40.00 
Wed - Sep 9
9:30am-12pm


HANDCRAFTED FLORA NOTECARDS

Learn what the buzz is about these beautiful handcrafted note cards & make some. Learn how to press & preserve flowers & leaves. Take with you full instructions, templates & a baggie of preserved flowers & leaves. Easy to make these one-of-a-kind beauties. Leader: Joan Soldenwagner Limit: 15     Fee: $13.00 
Sun - Sep 27
2-3:30pm


INTRODUCTION TO PILATES

Join us for an introduction to mat pilates which will guide you through the steps of each move. By the end of the session, you should feel comfortable to join any pilates program. BRING: your own mat. Leader: Allison Bucko Limit: 8     Fee: $60.00 
Fri - Sep 11, 18, 25 Oct 2, 9, 16
11am-12pm


MIDDLE EASTERN FAVORITES

Lahm Bi’ajeen or Sfeeha is Lebanese meat pie filled with ground beef or lamb, onions & tomatoes. A middle eastern favorite, hummus, used as a dip or eaten with bread. Cabbage leaves stuffed with ground beef, onion & rice, covered in a sweet & tangy tomato sauce & cooked slowly. Taboolee is a healthy parsley, tomato salad. Cheese bread made with homemade dough. BRING: “To Go” containers. Leader: Azeze Abdoney Limit: 15     Fee: $20.00 
Sat - Sep 5
12:30-4:30pm


MIDDLE EASTERN VEGETARIAN STYLE

Hearty rice & lentils dish with robust flavor of caramelized onions. Cucumber yogurt salad is the side dish this main dish needs. Fatoush salad made with fresh vegetables & toasted pita bread. Hummus is popular with any middle eastern dish. Cheese bread made with homemade bread! BRING: “To Go” containers. Leader: Azeze Abdoney Limit: 15     Fee: $20.00 
Wed - Sep 23
12:30-4:30pm


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 - Sep 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Oct 6
9:30-11am

Thu - Sep 3, 10, 17, 24 Oct 1, 8
9:30-11am


POTTERY & COOKING

The first 3 classes make/glaze hand built kitchen inspired pots like plates, bowls & baking dishes. The 4th class, enjoy a cooking class (with recipes to keep) for the pots you made & eat our end results with a festive dinner party with our clay pieces! Beginners to advance students welcome! No cooking or pottery skills required! Leader: Julie Beutler 577 Staff Limit: 15     Fee: $80.00 
Thu - Sep 24 Oct 1, 8, 15
6-8pm


PREPARE A SINGAPOREAN MEAL

Cook Singaporean food in minutes! These quick & simple recipes will amaze you & your family. Check out this nutritious South East Asian meal. BRING: apron. Meal included. Dishes: Beef Satay by the bay with Rice Noodles in Satay sauce, Baked Turmeric Chicken, Homemade Udon Noodle Soup, Sago Chendol dessert & Lemon grass drink Leader: Ching Leong Limit: 15     Fee: $20.00 
Sat - Sep 26
6-8:30pm


RESTORATIVE YOGA & SOUND THERAPY

Restorative yoga is a reflexive method of yoga that uses blankets, bolsters & props to provide a supportive environment aiding your body in releasing tension & stress by entering into deep relaxation. In restorative yoga the intention is not in doing the practicing, but surrendering & receiving the deep benefits of yoga. Sound Therapy uses Tibetan bowls & tuning forks which give off a vibration to which your body at a cellular level can harmonize with. This is a calming form of Yoga & replenishes the body’s energy & balances the inner harmony, leaving the class feeling nourished & well rested. Leader: Caroline Dawson Limit: 8     Fee: $20.00 
Sat - Sep 19
9:30am-12pm


SATURDAY POTTERY-WAX/ENGOBES/SLIPS

FEATURING: WAX/ENGOBES/SLIPS 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 - Sep 26
9am-12pm


SEASONAL FALL RELIEF CARVING: 18 yrs & older

This style of carving is fun, fast & easy! Create a lasting heirloom for your fall décor as you learn carving skills that will transfer to other styles of carving. All levels of carving experience are welcome. Safety, sharpening & technique discussed. Tools, safety equipment & wood blanks provided. Leader: Jean McDonald Limit: 10     Fee: $25.00 
Sun - Sep 20
1:30-4:30pm


SMALL SPACE URBAN FARMING

Find out how lots of small space gardeners & urban farmers are churning out enough produce not only for their families but potentially provide for restaurants, food banks & farmer’s markets in their communities. Learn how setting up a simple networking & collective effort can provide the assistance & satisfaction of growing food for sustenance & profit. Leader: Vicki Gallagher 577 Staff Limit: 30     Fee: $20.00 
Wed - Sep 23
6:30-8:30pm


STAMPED CARDS & PAPERCRAFTS

Fall is around the corner. Use bright summer colors & those that celebrate fall as you create 6 projects. Create a shaker & birthday card, suitable for birthday, thank-you or thinking of you. Create a fall & Halloween card & treat container complete with treats! Projects feature textures, embellishments & techniques. Leader: Chris Smith Limit: 18     Fee: $20.00 
Mon - Sep 14
6:30-8:30pm


SUSHI

Is it raw fish, cooked seafood, vegetarian? Learn about the history of Sushi & how to make this low fat, nutritious, easy dish for your family. The combination of ingredients & presentation can be very artistic & healthy. BRING: apron. Meal included. Dishes: Sushi, California Rolls, Hand Rolls, Homemade Udon Noodle Soup, Sago Chendol dessert & Lemon grass drink Leader: Ching Leong Limit: 16     Fee: $20.00 
Fri - Sep 25
6-8:30pm


VALLEY WATERFALL

Paint the Bob Ross way on a 16”x20” canvas, an imposing mountain in the background surrounded by dark evergreens, lush grassy covered cliffs & quiet waterfall that empties into a small river. All supplies furnished. BRING: snack to share. Hour lunch break on your own. Leader: Pat Gstalder Limit: 8     Fee: $50.00 
Wed - Sep 30
8:45am-4pm


WATERCOLOR FLOWERS

The class is open to beginner (never have painted in water), advanced beginner, intermediate & advanced watercolor artists. The subject will be a flower. E-MAIL: drartmancini@bex.net for class description & supplies. Leader: Art Mancini Limit: 12     Fee: $60.00 
Fri - Sep 11, 18 Oct 2, 9
6-9pm


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 - Sep 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Oct 6
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 - Sep 2
6:30-8pm


YOUTH AND FAMILY CLASSES

FAMILY POTTERY: 4 yr olds - K with adult

You & your child can make hand built pottery projects together or individually from demonstrations we will show! Work with coils, pinch, slab or extruded clay. Decorate with colored slips. We 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 - Aug 31
10-11:30am


A GATHERING OF FAIRIES: K-Adults

Calling all fairies, elves & pixies! Join us for an enchanted afternoon of fairy merriment. Explore the Fairy Door Trail, create a wizard stick or wand, enjoy mystical treats, catch a glimpse of fairies dancing! Wear your best fairy/elf finery! Leader: Vicki Gallagher 577 Staff Limit: 30     Fee: $15.00 
Sun - Sep 13
2-4pm


AROUND THE WORLD: K-2nd grds

Take a creative trip around the world to create imaginative pieces. Using a variety of materials, we will create a Japanese Fish Kite, a beautiful mosaic inspired by Morocco, colorful Mexican Milagros & nature inspired Mandalas from India. Leader: Julie Klear Limit: 10     Fee: $80.00 
Wed - Sep 2, 9, 16 Mon -21
3:45-4:45pm


DRAWING FUN WITH MR. PICASSO: 2nd-7th grds

Local artist Roy Wilson, as Mr. Picasso, will help youth develop drawing & compositional skills. His step-by-step method is accessible & challenging to all levels. Explore nature & cartooning themes. Come share your creativity! BRING: #2 pencil, eraser, 12x18 drawing pad. Leader: Roy Wilson Limit: 20     Fee: $70.00 
Fri - Sep 4, 11, 18, 25 Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Nov 6, 13, 20 Dec 4, 11
3:55-5pm


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 Vasbinder 577 Staff Limit: 10     Fee: $15.00 
Mon - Sep 28
10-11:30am


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. BOTH ADULT AND CHILD MUST REGISTER FOR CLASS. Leader: Christy Cordell 577 Staff Limit: 10     Fee: $20.00 
Sat - Sep 26
2-4pm


MUSICAL JAMBOREE: 2-4 yr olds & adult

Come & make music in this class designed for preschoolers. We will dance, play games, sing, listen to stories & use toy musical instruments to make our own music. Take home a set of lollipops & CD of songs. Leader: Elaine Sneider Limit: 12     Fee: $58.00 
Mon - Sep 14, 21, 28 Oct 5, 12, 19, 26 Nov 2
10-10:45am


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

Designed for preschoolers. Bring a grown up to join in the fun & help create beautiful art projects. Have you seen crows on the corn? Let’s make crows! Leader: Carole Jambard-Sweet Limit: 14     Fee: $5.00 
Tue - Sep 8
10-11am


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

Designed for preschoolers. Bring a grown up to join in the fun & help create beautiful art projects. Fall leaves are beautiful. Let’s make decorations with leaves! Leader: Carole Jambard-Sweet Limit: 14     Fee: $5.00 
Tue - Sep 15
10-11am


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

Designed for preschoolers. Bring a grown up to join in the fun & help create beautiful art projects. Scarecrows can be friendly. Make fun ones, not scary! Leader: Carole Jambard-Sweet Limit: 14     Fee: $5.00 
Tue - Sep 22
10-11am


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

Designed for preschoolers. Bring a grown up to join in the fun & help create beautiful art projects. Trees in the fall look pretty. Let’s create a beautiful tree! Leader: Carole Jambard-Sweet Limit: 14     Fee: $5.00 
Tue - Sep 29
10-11am


SECRET STORY BRACELET: 2-5 yr olds with Adult

We will walk around the grounds creating a “story to retell” bracelet. We will add a bead, the color will represent one of the many glorious gifts that abound in nature & her ways. Leader: Sandy Gratop Limit: 12     Fee: $6.00 
Thu - Sep 10
10-11am


SEPTEMBER SECRETS: 3-5 yr olds with Adult

Secret seeds, cocoons & reeds can all be found right now. Come explore the natural happenings in Sep! We will sneak & peek, take home a Sep secret! Leader: Maureen Schell Limit: 12     Fee: $6.00 
Tue - Sep 22
1-2pm


SEPTEMBER SIGHTS: 3-5 yr olds with Adult

Changes everywhere! Seeds in air, eggs hiding there! Come for a Sep nature search! Look high, low & where creatures go. Make a Sep keepsake. Leader: Maureen Schell Limit: 12     Fee: $6.00 
Thu - Sep 24
10-11am


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 
Tue - Sep 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Oct 6
5:15-6:45pm


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 
Thu - Sep 17, 24 Oct 1, 8, 15, 22
4-5:30pm


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: 12     Fee: $75.00 
Tue - Sep 1, 8, 22, 29 Oct 6, 13
3:45-4:45pm