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

EVENING POTTERY - SLIPS & ENGOBES

FEATURING: SLIPS & ENGOBES 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 
Thu - Sep 29
5:30-7:30pm


THE ART OF PRESSED FLOWERS

Learn how to select & press flowers & foliage to create beautiful framed wall or table art. Make a project to take with you. Supplies included. Leader: Darlene Burkert Limit: 11     Fee: $15.00 
Thu - Sep 29
6:30-8pm


TRADITIONAL JEWISH COOKING

Have a sweet & prosperous new year with recipes for Rosh Hashanah! Learn how to make Matzo ball soup, braised brisket, tzimmes & honey cake for your holiday celebration. La Shana Tova! Leader: Diana DePasquale Limit: 15     Fee: $25.00 
Fri - Sep 30
6-8pm


ACRYLIC AUTUMN BIRCH TREES

Learn to paint an autumn landscape with colorful Birch trees. Easy step-by-step guidance. All supplies provided for you to create a 11"x14" masterpiece on canvas. No experience necessary!  Bring a sack lunch or snacks. Leader: Mary Claire Roe Limit: 10     Fee: $25.00 
Fri - Oct 7
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: $75.00 
Thu - Oct 13
9am-4pm

Fri - Oct 28
9am-4pm


AUTHENTIC CHINESE MEAL

Quick & simple recipes to create home style authentic Chinese meals in minutes. Use fresh summer vegetables from the garden & cook up a healthy & nutritious meal. BRING: apron. Meal included. Dishes: Lemongrass Pork Chop, Stir Fried Tofu, VG with Shrimps, Turmeric Quinoa Rice, Udong Noodle Soup & Almond Tea Leader: Ching Leong Limit: 15     Fee: $20.00 
Sat - Oct 22
6-8:30pm


BIRD HOUSE WHEEL DEMO

Julie Beutler, 25 years of pottery experience, will be demonstrating on the potter’s wheel the specifics of making a birdhouse on the wheel, she will show both one & two piece houses. 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 
Wed - Oct 19
12-1pm


CARVE A BLACK CAT AGAINST THE MOON

Add this piece of Halloween whimsy to your collection of decoration heirlooms. A black cat sitting against the background of a big harvest moon. Will look great on your wall next to your witch on a broomstick. All levels of carving experience welcomed. Safety, sharpening & technique discussed. Tools, safety equipment & blanks provided. Leader: Jean McDonald Limit: 10     Fee: $25.00 
Wed - Oct 5
6-9pm


CARVE A FLYING WITCH WALL-HANGING

This happy little witch will rider her broom right into your heart! Hang her on the wall as part of your Halloween décor! All levels of carving experience welcomed. Safety, sharpening & technique discussed. Tools, safety equipment & blanks provided. Leader: Jean McDonald Limit: 10     Fee: $25.00 
Fri - Oct 14
6-9pm


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 - Oct 30
2-4pm


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: Stuffed ToFu, Eggplant, Mushrooms & Sweet Peppers, Pan fried Chicken Noodle, Turmeric Quinoa Rice & Almond Tea Leader: Ching Leong Limit: 15     Fee: $20.00 
Fri - Oct 21
11:30am-2pm


ESSENTIAL OILS IN YOUR YOGA

Yoga & essential oils are a powerful combination. In this beginner friendly class, learn how to incorporate essential oils into your yoga practice to invigorate, rejuvenate & enhance relaxation. Equipment & oils supplied. Leader: Tara Kestner Limit: 8     Fee: $20.00 
Sat - Oct 29
9-10:30am


ESSENTIALS OF THAI COOKING

You will learn how to make an entire Thai meal from scratch: Smashed cucumber salad; Tom yum soup; Pad Thai & yummy curries (green AND red)! Leader: Diana DePasquale Limit: 16     Fee: $25.00 
Sun - Oct 23
1-3pm


EVENING POTTERY - SLIPS & ENGOBES

FEATURING: SLIPS & ENGOBES 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 - Oct 26
5:30-7:30pm


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 instructions, templates & a baggie of preserved flowers & leaves. Easy to make these one-of-a-kind beauties. Leader: Joan Soldenwagner Limit: 12     Fee: $13.00 
Sun - Oct 16
2-3:30pm


HAPPINESS PLAN

An interactive workshop on living the stress-free life will empower you to reduce negative stress; resolve conflicts; repair relationships; improve communication; strengthen your immune system; balance emotions; prevent sickness & create an understanding of unconditional love & forgiveness. If not satisfied, money refunded. Leader: Robert Moyers Limit: 15     Fee: $20.00 
Sat - Oct 8
1:30-4:30pm


HARVEST MEDICINE

Autumn is a time of bounty; gathering in fruits & herbs after a summer of growth. We will explore the medicinal value & uses of apples, pumpkins, honey & various spices. You will have the chance to sample healthful preparations & take home the recipes. Somewhat lesser known are the local healing roots, which are ideally harvested & processed in the fall; learn how to do this & discuss their medicinal merits.  Leader: Sarah Williams Limit: 20     Fee: $20.00 
Thu - Oct 6
6-7:30pm


HERBS OF THE CAULDRON

In days past, magic, medicine, spirituality & science mingled freely. The word "witch" has unfortunate connotations these days, but they were some of our original herbalists, healers & visionaries. At this time of year, when our thoughts turn to the world of spirits & ancestors, we will explore the lore & history, both factual & fantastical, of herbs & rituals used by the wise-women of old. This will be fun; a time to enjoy a cup of tea, share stories & honor those who came before us. There will also be plenty of information on how we can use this wisdom today. Leader: Sarah Williams Limit: 15     Fee: $10.00 
Mon - Oct 17
6:30-8pm


HOLIDAY POTTERY

Make a holiday inspired chip & dip platter (you choose Thanksgiving or Christmas). We demonstrate, you make & we glaze! No experience needed. Will be finished before Christmas. Leader: Julie Beutler 577 Staff Limit: 12     Fee: $45.00 
Sat - Oct 29
10:30am-1pm


LEBANESE CUISINE MADE EASY

A Lebanese version of meatloaf made with parsley, onions & spices, baked with potatoes & zesty tomato sauce. A fluffy rice pilaf will have you serving yourself seconds! Hummos, chick pea dip, a great accompaniment to this dish. Homemade cheese bread. BRING: “To Go” containers. Leader: Azeze Abdoney Limit: 16     Fee: $20.00 
Sat - Oct 15
12:30-4:30pm


LOCAL ENTREPRENEURIAL OPPORTUNITY

Have you ever wanted to start a farm-based business but can’t because you don’t own a farm or land, or have an idea for an edible product but can’t afford to buy processing equipment? Come, listen to a panel of members from local Agricultural Incubator Foundation, the NOCK (coop) kitchen & Hirzel Compost tell you the possibilities & how they can help you get started. Many successful businesses have been launched from their facility & it might be for you too! Leader: Vicki Gallagher 577 Staff Limit: 30     Fee: $20.00 
Thu - Oct 20
6-8pm


MIDDLE EASTERN SIDES

A rice made with finely chopped cabbage is simple & easy to make. Bulghur made with finely chopped cabbage is another alternative to rice options, delicious & full of vitamins. Hummos, chick pea dip, is a side dish seen on the dinner table. Fatoush salad is mixed greens with an assortment of chopped vegetables seasoned with a lemon dressing. Always a perfect side dish, cheese bread. BRING: “To Go” containers. Leader: Azeze Abdoney Limit: 15     Fee: $20.00 
Sat - Oct 29
12:30-4:30pm


OCTOBER IS FOR BULBS & MORE

Plant fall bulbs;…are they on your October garden chore list? It is one of several projects that can be completed in your landscape for you to enjoy next spring. Let’s break down the rest of the fall garden checklist of things to do. Leader: Vicki Gallagher 577 Staff Limit: 30     Fee: $20.00 
Sun - Oct 9
2-4pm


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 
Mon - Oct 24
5-9pm


SATURDAY POTTERY - BOWLS

FEATURING: 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 - Oct 1
9am-12pm


SATURDAY POTTERY - CUPS & MUGS

FEATURING: CUPS & MUGS 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 - Oct 1
1:30-4:30pm


SATURDAY POTTERY - PITCHERS

FEATURING: PITCHERS 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 - Oct 22
9am-12pm


STAMPED CARDS & PAPERCRAFTS

Ghosts & goblins coming soon in their adorable costumes. Make a special treat to share with those close to your heart! Other projects include: series of Halloween treat tags; cards evident of Fall with their colors & foliage; sneak peek at holiday cards for those that like to get it done early!  Make a total of 6 projects featuring: ghosting technique; watercoloring; dry & heat embossing; die cuts; sparkle & shine from embellishments! Class suitable for the beginner or seasoned stamper! Leader: Chris Smith Limit: 18     Fee: $20.00 
Thu - Oct 13
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: Shrimp Tempura, Sushi Rolls, Udon Noodle Soup & Almond Tea Leader: Ching Leong Limit: 15     Fee: $20.00 
Fri - Oct 21
6-8:30pm


UNDERSTANDING MINDFULNESS

Have you ever been told or shown how to pay attention? Learn what science says about mindfulness & several guided mindfulness exercises. Learn how mindfulness helps increase attention, wellness & happiness. Guided breathing, walking & eating exercises will be offered. We will practice in chairs, but feel free to bring meditation cushions or body pillows. Leader: Deb Hendricks Limit: 30     Fee: $20.00 
Fri - Oct 7
7-9pm


WATERCOLOR FLOWERS

Painting flowers in watercolor with the “Flower Doctor”. Classes are open for beginners & advanced beginners (those who have had prior watercolor instruction). E-MAIL: drartmancini@bex.net for class description & supplies. Leader: Art Mancini Limit: 14     Fee: $60.00 
Mon - Oct 10 Wed - Nov 2, 9, 16
6-9pm


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 - Oct 5
6:30-8pm


YOUTH AND FAMILY CLASSES

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. I love leaves in the fall. Let’s make beautiful decorations. Leader: Carole Jambard-Sweet Limit: 14     Fee: $5.00 
Thu - Sep 29
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: 12     Fee: $20.00 
Sun - Oct 16
10am-12pm

Sun - Oct 16
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 
Thu - Oct 20
1-2:30pm


KIDS ACRYLIC ART CLASS: 3rd-6th grds

Create your own "Masterpiece". A Whimsical Critter: "Rocky the Raccoon". 11×14 Canvas Acrylic Art. Step by step instructions. All supplies provided. Leader: Trisha Koelsch Limit: 12     Fee: $15.00 
Sun - Oct 2
2-4pm


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

Designed for preschoolers. Bring a grown up to join in the fun & help create beautiful art projects.I see a lot of corn fields around. Let’s have fun with corn. Leader: Carole Jambard-Sweet Limit: 14     Fee: $5.00 
Thu - Oct 6
10-11am


PARTNERS IN FUN-HALLOWEEN: 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 more fun Halloween crafts, it’s almost here. Leader: Carole Jambard-Sweet Limit: 14     Fee: $5.00 
Thu - Oct 27
10-11am


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

Designed for preschoolers. Bring a grown up to join in the fun & help create beautiful art projects.Halloween is around the bend. I want to make a haunted house, how about you? Leader: Carole Jambard-Sweet Limit: 14     Fee: $5.00 
Thu - Oct 20
10-11am