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Personal Enrichment

Global Dance Party: In person and online
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Global Dance Party: In person and online

$6

with Emma Holder

Calendar Sep 12, 2022 at 5 pm, runs for 13 weeks

45 minutes of dance fitness to fantastic global music followed by 15 minutes of core strengthening. Register with instructor. Bring a mat, sneakers and water to class (vaxed/boosted), or join in online (contact instructor for link at emmaholder.com).

Fit for the Future: Hybrid, in person and online
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Fit for the Future: Hybrid, in person and online

$6

with Emma Holder

Calendar Sep 13, 2022 at 5 pm, runs for 13 weeks

A health span-boosting whole-body workout for cardio, strength, balance and flexibility. All levels welcome. Register with instructor. Bring a mat, sneakers and water to class (vaxed/boosted), or join in online (contact instructor for link at emmaholder.com).

Fall Intervals Fitness (Hybrid)
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Fall Intervals Fitness (Hybrid)

$4

with Jessica Lockhart

Calendar Sep 13, 2022 at 5:45 pm, runs for 14 weeks

This interval training class offers three essential fitness components: cardio, strength training, and stretching to release tension. Participants will engage in interval training, essential for calorie burning and weight loss. Students will engage in multiple actions for short bursts. This course can be taken in person and online. The instructor will contact students with Zoom link and payment information. (No classes on School Holidays and Vacations)

Core and More: Zoom only
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Core and More: Zoom only

$6

with Emma Holder

Calendar Sep 15, 2022 at 5 pm, runs for 13 weeks

Core, cardio, strength and balance workout with options ranging from stable (chair) to less stable and more core muscle-recruiting (stability ball). All levels welcome to zoom in at any time.You’ll need an exercise ball, a chair and a yoga mat or another soft non-slip surface. Register with instructor via emmaholder.com.

Fabric Upcycling (2)

$120

with Stacy Owen

Calendar Dec 3, 2022 at 10 am

Description: Learn upcycling, or creative re-use of scrap fabrics, including fabric selection, deconstruction of garments, and sewing a finished project.

Ukulele Christmas

$39

with Duncan Perry

Calendar Dec 6, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week
Music of the Christmas season is well loved and great fun to play on the ukulele!  Are you ready to Rock Around the Christmas Tree, Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly, and have a Holly Jolly Christmas? Then this program is for you. You’ll begin by reviewing strumming and chording basics then quickly move on to easy-to-play carols and tunes. Learning will be graduated as songs with increasing numbers of chords and requiring more complex techniques are added. To get the most out of this program, you should know how to comfortably play the ukulele using common chords and strumming patterns. Here’s a taste of the songs we’ll explore:  We Wish You a Merry Christmas, Hark the Herald Angels Sing, Joy to the World, Silent Night, The Little Drummer Boy, Walkin’ In a Winter Wonderland, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, Do You Hear What I Hear, We Three Kings and more!

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Ukulele Introduction for Seniors

$39

with Duncan Perry

Calendar Dec 7, 2022 at 10 am, runs for 1 week
It is never too late to learn to play a musical instrument -- and, besides, it's good for you! And what fun it is to pick up a ukulele and knock out a tune for your grandchildren, or better yet, play along with them. Or how about the thrill of playing for friends and with others? Here is where that journey begins! Join us for our easy-paced, no-pressure, fun-filled ukulele class! Our seasoned and popular ukulele instructor, Duncan Perry, himself a senior, loves sharing his knowledge of the mighty ukulele and will start you out slowly. He will teach you a handful of chords and some basic strumming patterns and you will leave the class knowing how to play songs you grew up with! No experience playing an instrument is necessary and you don’t have to know how to read music. But you do have to promise to practice regularly! Of course, you will need a playable ukulele (we are happy to provide information on where to buy one if you don't have one available). So grab a uke, sign up, tune up, show up and bloom on Zoom! (We can help you get acclimated to Zoom too, but you will need a computer or tablet capable of receiving Zoom).

Pine Needle Baskets

$45

with Zack Rouda

Calendar Dec 7, 2022 at 6 pm
Learn to identify, regeneratively gather and harvest, properly store, process, and weave with pine needles. We'll cover the basics of coiled basketry, which is a global, ancient human skill, and create a wonderful pine-needle basket. Every participant will make a basket to take home.

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