Fall Class Opportunities

October

Mini Pumpkin Centerpieces
Create your own fall-themed centerpieces with a mini pumpkin or gourd, succulents, acorns and other natural materials. The instructor will demonstrate the process and provide ample creative ideas. All materials will be provided. Each participant will be able to take home one or two completed centerpieces.
Note: 10% discount for members. Ages 12 years and older welcome.
Instructor: Nancy Frank
Sat. Oct. 28, 10 a.m.-Noon, $30 Adults, $15 Kids
Sat. Oct. 28, 1–3 p.m., $30 Adults only


November-December

Makin’ Your Own Bacon
Tired of flabby, nitrate-filled bacon from mega-chain grocery stores? Well, bacon lovers, this workshop is for you. You will learn the steps to transform ordinary pork belly into flavorful bacon. Students will get to sample homecured bacon in class.
Note: 10% discount for members. Please let us know any food limitations or allergies when you register.
Instructor: Connie Meyer, Urban Overalls
Sat. Nov. 11, 10 a.m.–Noon, $30

Winter Comfort Foods (12 years and over welcome)
Looking for some nostalgia or a warm and hearty dish on a cold day? Join us in learning how to prepare some of your favorite comfort foods with a healthy twist. You will learn basic cooking skills, nutrition insights, and tips and tricks to make any dish a success, all while taking in the tastes, smells, and warmth of winter-time favorites.
Note: 10% discount for members. Students 12 and older welcome. Please let us know any food limitations or allergies when you register.
Instructor: Charlotte Lakin, Kendall Reagan Nutrition Center
Sat. Nov. 11, 1–3 p.m., $30/Adults, $15/Child (12 years and up)

Create your Own Indoor Bonsai
Work with published author and bonsai expert in this part discussion, demonstration and part workshop experience. Students will learn the methods for creating and growing indoor bonsai with their very own bonsai to take home as illustrated in his book Bountiful Bonsai.
Note: 10% discount for members.
Instructor: Richard W. Bender, Author
Sat. Nov. 18, 10 a.m.– Noon, $45

Create a Christmas Wreath
Join in the fun of creating your own natural holiday wreath from scratch on a 14 inch frame. You will attach evergreens and embellishing with a wide variety of natural materials and a bow if you wish. Examples, instructions, assistance and materials will be provided.
Note: 10% discount for members. Bring gloves and if there are any favorite items you envision for your wreath (special bows, keepsakes, unique natural materials, etc.) Ages 12 and older welcome.
Instructor: Nancy Frank
Sat. Dec. 2, 10 a.m.-Noon, $30 Adults, $15 Kids
Sat. Dec. 2, 1–3 p.m., $30 Adults only

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