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Yoga Moves Series 1
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Yoga Moves Series 1

$30

with Melanie Back

Calendar Nov 18, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Balance and center yourself with an evening yoga class taught by Melanie Back. Build a strong foundation in body awareness by allowing yourself to explore your own personal experience of yoga through inner focus. Creative hatha mixed with multiple movement modalities make this course great for beginning to intermediate levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat.

Register by Nov. 11

Instructor Melanie Back began her study of yoga through the CLASS program. Her journey led her to the Shambhava School of Yoga in Rollinsville, Colo. where she received her 200 hour yoga teacher certification along with certifications in vinyasa Flow and Yoga for healing. Since then she has completed recently courses with Jason Crandell and Yoga Detour.

Chair Yoga Series 1
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Chair Yoga Series 1

$20

with Melanie Back

Calendar Nov 19, 2019 at 12:15 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Are you looking for lower-impact yoga? In this weekly course, Melanie Back will teach you how you can breathe properly, stretch, strengthen and twist, all while seated. Not just for seniors, these yoga moves can also be used to relax and rejuvenate during the busy workday.

Register by Nov. 12

Instructor Melanie Back began her study of yoga through the CLASS program. Her journey led her to the Shambhava School of Yoga in Rollinsville, Colo. where she received her 200 hour yoga teacher certification along with certifications in vinyasa Flow and Yoga for healing. Since then she has completed recently courses with Jason Crandell and Yoga Detour.

Pinterest Night Meeting 1

$15

with Eileen Thibault

Calendar Nov 21, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Do you love crafting and Pinterest-ing but never find the time to get to all those projects? Join this hands-on, step-by-step guided class and create the Pinterest “surprise” craft selected by your instructor, Eileen. Your surprise Pinterest craft project will be revealed during class and all supplies will be provided by your instructor.

Register by Nov. 14

Eileen Thibault is a local crafter experienced in using a variety of mediums. She has taught Pinterest classes for several years for Salina Public Library. Eileen has a home workshop where she makes projects that she often donates to fundraisers. She loves sharing her joy of crafting with others. She believes that there are no “failed projects,” because crafting is not always supposed to be perfect. It’s supposed to be fun!

Full Course

Instapot 101 with Chef Alli Meeting 1

$32

with Chef Alli

Calendar Nov 23, 2019 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

Are you brand new to electric pressure cooking and hoping to make delicious meals in minutes? Or, maybe you’ve had your Instant Pot for awhile, but it’s still in the box, under your bed (because, frankly, it scares you)? Enter Chef Alli, who’s been electric pressure cooking for years and is absolutely thrilled with how the Instant Pot has completely changed the way she does dinner. She’ll provide you with the Instant Pot fundamentals you need to successfully master this highly efficient and flavorful way of cooking! During class, she’ll cover: Instant Pot operation, parts, maintenance and safety; why electric pressure cooking is a must in today’s hectic world; pantry basics — what to have on hand to maximize your electric pressure cooking experience; and electric pressure cooking resources and recipes for success. Chef Alli’s class menu includes five things that you should make as you begin electric pressure cooking: water, hard boiled eggs, applesauce, mac and cheese, and beef carnitas. Complete recipes and tastings will be provided for all dishes created in class.

Register by Nov. 16

For the past 20 years, Chef Alli has been on a mission to share her passion for cooking with thousands of people across the Midwest. As a self-proclaimed Kitchen Crusader and the “Let’s Get You Cookin’” coach, Chef Alli’s goal is to help you transform your kitchen into a dinner-time powerhouse! She’ll show you that you do have the time, resources and ability to create home-cooked meals that are flavorful and healthy.

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Instapot 101 with Chef Alli Meeting 2

$32

with Chef Alli

Calendar Nov 23, 2019 at 2 pm, runs for 1 week

Are you brand new to electric pressure cooking and hoping to make delicious meals in minutes? Or, maybe you’ve had your Instant Pot for awhile, but it’s still in the box, under your bed (because, frankly, it scares you)? Enter Chef Alli, who’s been electric pressure cooking for years and is absolutely thrilled with how the Instant Pot has completely changed the way she does dinner. She’ll provide you with the Instant Pot fundamentals you need to successfully master this highly efficient and flavorful way of cooking! During class, she’ll cover: Instant Pot operation, parts, maintenance and safety; why electric pressure cooking is a must in today’s hectic world; pantry basics — what to have on hand to maximize your electric pressure cooking experience; and electric pressure cooking resources and recipes for success. Chef Alli’s class menu includes five things that you should make as you begin electric pressure cooking: water, hard boiled eggs, applesauce, mac and cheese, and beef carnitas. Complete recipes and tastings will be provided for all dishes created in class.

Register by Nov. 16

For the past 20 years, Chef Alli has been on a mission to share her passion for cooking with thousands of people across the Midwest. As a self-proclaimed Kitchen Crusader and the “Let’s Get You Cookin’” coach, Chef Alli’s goal is to help you transform your kitchen into a dinner-time powerhouse! She’ll show you that you do have the time, resources and ability to create home-cooked meals that are flavorful and healthy.

DIY Basic Income Tax with VITA Meeting 1

$5

with VITA Volunteers

Calendar Dec 2, 2019 at 2 pm, runs for 1 week

Have you always wanted to do your own taxes or help others with theirs but don’t know where or how to start? Join experienced VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) IRS certified volunteers in this informative 9-hour intensive class that will help you learn how to prepare basic tax forms. Using free software provided by the IRS, TaxSlayer, instructors will walk you through sample tax returns and show you how to check your work while introducing the software. They will cover basic form categories, including the main information section, income section, expenses section and finishing a return. Finally, there will be time to go over testing through Link & Learn to become IRS certified, making participants eligible to be VITA volunteers for the 2019 tax season.

Register by Nov. 25

A Tasting of Celebratory Wines

$45

with Chad Bowman and Bret Birdsong

Calendar Dec 5, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

‘Tis the season for sparkling wine! In this class, instructors Chad Bowman and Bret Birdsong will cover everything from how different sparkling wines are made, grower champagnes versus big house champagnes, quality of care that goes into each, and the many events these different wines work best for. Come taste the difference in sparkling wines from across the world with hors d'oeuvres paired to compliment each.

Register by Nov. 28

Bret Birdsong has owned and operated Brooks Liquor for the past 14 years. He has extensive knowledge of not only wine but also beer and liquor. He has learned a great deal working in the liquor industry from various individuals and from his uncle, Carry Brooks, who previously owned the store for 30 years.

Chad Bowman holds dual degrees in entrepreneurship and marketing from Kansas State University, where he teaches wine courses. In addition he works for LDF Sales and Distributing, a wine and spirits distribution company.

Full Course

Basic Pruning Methods for Trees, Shrubs and Plants

$10

with Darrin Wright

Calendar Dec 9, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Where and when to cut are perennial questions for gardeners throughout the seasons. How you choose to cut away dead, overgrown or end-of-season branches and stems can affect the health of your plants and trees. Join professional landscaper Darrin Wright who will show you basic pruning methods and proper use of pruning tools around your property.

Register by Dec. 2

Instructor Darrin Wright has worked in the horticulture field for 26 years and in arboriculture for 16 years. Darrin is a certified Kansas arborist, nurseryman and landscaper. He is a past president, board member and current member of the Kansas Nursery and Landscape Association. Darrin enjoys helping others by sharing his knowledge and experience with those wanting to create their own landscapes.

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