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Expanding Your Social Circle


with Angie Bryan

Calendar Oct 19, 2019 at 10 am, runs for 1 week
Do you find it harder to make friends as you get older? This workshop, taught by someone who relocated every few years for 26 years, will help both extroverts and introverts reframe how you think about connecting with strangers and provide you with a variety of strategies to widen your group of friends. Particularly useful for people who are going through a transition such as retirement; becoming a caregiver for an elderly parent in a different city; becoming an empty nester; divorce; or significant lifestyle changes.

How To Eat Acorns


with Zachary Rouda

Calendar Dec 4, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week
Acorns, or oak nuts, have remained a vital food source for animals, including humans, around the world, for hundreds of thousands of years. Why have we in our modern culture forgotten how to honor this awesome gift? Students will learn to identify, harvest, process, store, and use acorns in the kitchen. Delicious snacks will be available for sampling.

Knife And Tool Sharpening


with Zachary Rouda

Calendar Nov 20, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week
Learn how to sharpen knives, axes, pruners, scissors, and other blade tools. Bring your own dull tools that need to be touched up, or come to practice sharpening some of our tools. We'll cover the basic theory behind sharpening edge tools, and practice using a variety of sharpening stones. Sharpening stones available for purchase: $30

Land Navigation Basics


with Ron Welton

Calendar Oct 16, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks
Learn the basics of land navigation using map, compass, and GPS. Use these three tools together in an integrated approach to finding your way over land. Learn a variety of techniques to plot your precise location on a topographic map, then use your compass to navigate a desired course. The course will close with a field session allowing you to apply the techniques covered in class. The date of the field session will be decided by the class. Necessary materials will be provided but bring your own base plate compass if you wish.

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