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Aging as a Spiritual and Creative Process
with Lee Romaniszyn & Sarah Crews
Anticipating your next birthday with a faint feeling of dread? Wondering how you can age creatively and approach aging with a sense of wonder and grace? In his book, “Aging as a Spiritual Practice”, Lewis Richmond discusses recognizable aspects of the latter part of the aging journey. He calls these aspects Lightning Strikes, Coming to Terms, Adaptation and Appreciation. Sarah and Lee will share excerpts and exercises from some of their favorite resources on the subject of aging. They will also facilitate discussion and sharing among attendees, with the goal of helping you identify and embrace the opportunities in this phase of your life from an emotional, creative and spiritual level, where spiritual will be as you define it. A list of additional resource material will be made available. Participants can purchase the book “Aging as a Spiritual Practice” by Lewis Richmond on their own, but it is not required for the class.
Basic Cake Decorating
with Caylee Ashcraft
In the first session, you will learn basic cake icing, bordering a cake and writing on a cake. In the second session, you will learn basic flowers: roses, daisies and leaves. For each class, you will need to bring two (8 inch) cake layers that have been frozen, a small angled spatula, a straight edge scraper, a small spray bottle and a box or container to take your cake home in. Your course fee includes icing, cake boards, bags and tips.
Basic Glass Cutting
with Jammie Heer
In this class, you will learn different techniques for working with and cutting glass bottles. Emphasis will be placed on safety as you work to create a one-of-a kind wind chime out of a wine bottle. When you are finished, you will take home a unique piece of recycled art! Jammie started cutting bottles about four years ago as a fun family project to help teach her kids about recycling items. The course fee includes all supplies.
with Daniel Baffa
You’ve probably seen all kinds of birds flying through your yard or sitting on a telephone pole, but rarely knew what you were looking at. Here is your beginner’s guide to birding! We will meet at Lakewood Discovery Center to learn about bird biology, behavior and morphology. You will learn some basic tools in identifying the different families and species of birds. As a class, we will then venture outside for some observation in Lakewood Park.
with Dina Giron
This popular course is a great way to learn the basics of the Spanish language in a fun and supportive atmosphere. Learn pronunciation, vocabulary, verbs, sentence structure and more in this four-week course. Through practice, reading and conversation, you will learn Spanish in the same way your instructor learned to speak English. Homework assignments are short and help you progress quickly through the course. Class size will be small to ensure individual attention. Please bring a Spanish-English dictionary, notebook and pen to class with you. Please remember that learning a new language requires practice and dedication, so attendance at all class sessions is important.
Beginning Spanish Plus
with Dina Giron
Don’t stop with just one Spanish class! This class is for those who have taken a beginning Spanish course and want to continue to progress in understanding, reading, and speaking Spanish. You will build on what you have learned and move toward increasing vocabulary, using verbs and developing your skill and comfort with Spanish. Bring your Spanish-English dictionary, notebook and pen. Please remember that learning a new language requires practice and dedication. For fastest progress through Beginning Spanish Plus, set aside 20 minutes twice a week to practice outside of class.
with Jammie Heer
In this class you will make two different types of candles. Using soy wax and shea butter, you will create a massage candle that is good for the skin when used during a massage. You’ll also make tarts-- wickless candles for low temperature warmers. Throughout the class, you will learn safety and proper handling of ingredients. Your course fee includes the cost of all supplies and ingredients.
Central & Eastern European Flavors
with Kamila Dandu
In this class you will discover how the foods of Central and Eastern European countries have blended into a rich culinary stew while maintaining their separate identities. Hungary, Austria, Slovakia, Czechoslovakia, Poland and Germany have been connected through the Roman, Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian empires. Kamila will create a menu of her favorite childhood European dishes starting with traditional Easter bread Mazanec/Paška/ Pashka, then Hungarian Goulash served with halušky/spaetzle, which will be complemented by granadír, a potato and wide noodle dish with plenty of Hungarian paprika. Following will be a potato salad platter with ham, salami and hard-boiled eggs. You’ll also enjoy shashlik meat kebabs originally from the Russian Caucasus, which were brought to Europe during the Soviet era and became very popular. They were traditionally prepared with lamb, but now can be made of beef, pork or chicken. Bring your appetite and try something new!