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  • Air Fryer Veggies

    Using an Air Fryer to cook vegetables is quick—and the healthy results are delicious! In this class Kirsten will demonstrate a variety of recipes using in-season local and/or commonly available vegetables including Lemon Pepper Broccoli, Miso Sesame Kale Chips, and Roasted Sweet Potatoes. Participants will receive an extensive handout along with the link to join prior to class. There will be ample time for questions during the session, and participants will receive a link to the recording afterwards so you can follow along at your convenience.
  • An Introduction to Voiceovers

    Do you have a passion for voiceovers? Want to earn income using your talents from the comfort of your home? Explore the fun, rewarding possibilities of the growing remote voiceover industry! Discover the current trends in the industry and how easy and affordable it can be to learn, set up and work from home. You’ll learn about different types of voiceovers and tools you’ll need to find success. Your instructor, a professional voice actor from Voices For All, will take notes as you read a real script in this one-on-one video chat setting, and offer some coaching to improve your delivery. You’ll receive a professional voiceover evaluation later in a follow up call. One-time, 90-minute, introductory class. Learn more at http://www.voicesforall.com/ooo. No discounts. 18 and over. Upon registration you will be contacted by VFA to schedule your class for a day and time of your convenience.
  • Beginning Mah Jongg

    This introductory course to American Mah Jongg will teach you everything we’ve learned to love about the wonderful world of “MAHJ” - the snacks, the chat, and, of course the game! In this four-part series you will learn the basics, be able to ask questions, and get plenty of practice. Soon you will master this exciting and challenging game of skill, strategy and luck. Mah Jongg is an excellent way to bond with family and friends, create community, and keep you quick on your toes! No equipment needed, just come pull up a chair and join us!
  • Beginning Mah Jongg

    This introductory course to American Mah Jongg will teach you everything we’ve learned to love about the wonderful world of “MAHJ” - the snacks, the chat, and, of course the game! In this four-part series you will learn the basics, be able to ask questions, and get plenty of practice. Soon you will master this exciting and challenging game of skill, strategy and luck. Mah Jongg is an excellent way to bond with family and friends, create community, and keep you quick on your toes! No equipment needed, just come pull up a chair and join us!
  • Beginning Sewing

    This is for those who have little or no experience at a sewing machine. We begin with learning the parts of the sewing machine and then practice sewing straight and curved lines. We will learn about choosing fabric and patterns. In Session 1 (2 hours) we will make a pillow case. Students will be required to provide fabric and a designated pattern for Session 2 (3 hours). In Session 2, we will learn about using patterns and will cut out the fabric and construct a pair of leisure pants. Students are then on their way to sewing fashions and accessories of their own creation.
  • Bicycle Repair and Maintenance 2 Hour Class

    Basic bike set up, identification, shifting adjustments, brake adjustments, how to safety check your bike, preparing a bike for selling, as well as many other helpful tips & tricks. Time will be available to fix many of the mechanical issues you are facing. Bringing in a bike is encouraged. Please bring a bike. Great value if you factor in a basic tune up!! Class is open for ages 16+ Each class goes through a checklist of learning. Once a level is completed the learner moves on to the next level and corresponding checklist. Complete levels and earn equipment that will help you with potential bicycle issues.
  • Bicycle Repair and Maintenance 3 Hour Class

    This 3hr class will build from basic to more advance. Many of your bike issues can be solved in this class! Major focus will be on identification of bicycle parts, trailside repair, shifting adjustments, brake adjustments, chain maintenance, how to repair/replace a tube (flat tire), how to safety check your bike. We will also learn basic wheel truing, replacing a chain, how to replace brake and shifting cables. Please bring a bike. Especially one that need work! Great value if you factor in a tune up!! Open to ages 16+
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    Comedy Writing: How to Be Funny on Paper and Stage

    Whether you need to make a dull work presentation more lively, mix laughter with learning in the classroom, or ultimately want to write for print/production or perform your own stand up routine, this fast-paced session will show you how to apply humor to all aspects of your life. You will learn the anatomy a joke, how to use your powers of observation to sharpen your wit, write different types of jokes, and use humor to entertain and influence people. Informative handouts for future use are included in class fee. The instructor LeeAnne Krusemark is a former stand-up comedian at places like The Laugh Factory in Hollywood, current author and editor, and a nationwide Professor of Publishing at higher learning institutions, including Harvard Adult Education. The webinar login information will be emailed the day before class.
  • Crepes: The “Do-Ahead” Wrap

    Crepes are an easy, impressive do-ahead dish. We will prepare Chicken Divan (chicken with broccoli in a cheese a cheese sauce) for our main dish. Follow it with Cheese Blintzes served with an apricot sauce, and Mushroom Crepes with Sherry Sauce. Orange Crepe Suzette, Italian and Sicilian Cannoli, Flaming Crepes and other desserts will round out our selections. And… each student will have lots of experience in “making perfect crepes,” including flipping them!
  • Fantasy Football for Beginners

    This class will provide participants with the fundamentals of fantasy football. If you are new to fantasy football, this is the class for you! Participants will learn how to draft players (there will be a mock 4 round draft), understand important terms and abbreviations needed to succeed in fantasy football, be provided tools (websites) that make it fun and easy compete week to week, and how to begin a league. Participants will learn how fun and easy fantasy football can be.
  • Hand Embroidery Basics

    Did you know that hand embroidery has been practiced around the world for centuries and includes over 300 different stitches? Join us for this introductory class where you’ll learn 10 basic stitches including the Running, Back, Chain, and Blanket stitch, a French Knot, and more. Leave class with a completed project and the confidence to tackle hand embroidery on your own. Bring an 6-8” embroidery hoop and scissors. $5 supply fee paid to instructor.
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    How to Outline and Write an Irresistible Romance

    Romance is the #1 selling fiction genre. Whether you're a new or experienced writer, this comprehensive session will help you sharpen your skills with practical step-by-step advice. You will discover the different romance sub-genres and understand the proven romance formula. You will also learn to create a unique setting, introduce your protagonist (lead character), percolate friction, and write relatable dialogue as well as intimate scenes. Publishing options will also be discussed. Informative handouts for future use are included in class fee. The instructor LeeAnne Krusemark is a former journalist, current author and editor, and a nationwide Professor of Publishing at higher learning institutions, including Harvard Adult Education. The webinar login information will be emailed the day before class.
  • How to Write Your Life Story

    You don’t need to be famous to have a legacy to leave behind. Create an inspirational autobiography for family, friends, and others. Learn how to recall vivid memories, analyze events and people that shaped who you are, and bring your story to life. Your handout, included in the class fee, will have an outline to help you organize and write your memoir step-by-step. Printing/publishing options will also discussed. The instructor LeeAnne Krusemark is a former journalist, current author and editor, and a nationwide Professor of Publishing at higher learning institutions, including Harvard Adult Education. The webinar login information will be emailed the day before class.
  • Next Steps Mahj Coaching, and Mahj Play

    How about a fun night of Mah Jongg?! We are gathering players for an easy “meet up” of casual Mahj play with the option of getting a some additional coaching from instructor, Abbe Blacker, who will be on hand to make strategic, winning suggestions to you during the games. Mah Jongg is an excellent way to bond with family and friends, create community and keep you quick on your toes! Please join us! *Note: Participants should have at least a basic understanding of the mechanics of the game. Although there will be an instructor on hand to help provide players with assistance as needed, this is not a beginner’s class.
  • Reiki Sound Baths

    This is a 90 minute event to calm your mind, relax your body, and immerse yourself in beautiful healing sounds. Sound Baths are a deeply relaxing, rejuvenating, and meditative experience. They help with the release of blockages and restore energetic flow through the physical, energetic, mental, and emotional bodies, helping the nervous system entrain to the calming sound frequencies and allowing the whole being to relax more fully. They also stimulate healing and are known for relieving stress, reducing pain, and providing an increased sense of well-being. The general intention of a Sound Bath is to create a harmonious state in the participant as the sound clears and balances the human energy field. They can be a profound experience, and are excellent for opening the heart space. Most people describe the experience as cleansing or clearing, and very relaxing. During a Sound Bath, participants typically lie on a yoga mat, however, we always have chairs available for anyone who isn’t at ease laying on a yoga mat for the duration of the event.
  • Retiring? What Do You Want to Be When You Grow UP?

    Retirement can be a scary, life changing time or with some thought and planning, it can be a very rewarding and enjoyable time of life. If you are retired or are considering retirement, take this class and discover the myriad opportunities that await you. Subjects covered include how to add meaning to life, how to fill the 8 or 10 hours a day that you used to work, travel, learn new things, volunteerism, hobbies, interesting leisure activities, creative pursuits, physical well-being, start a business, get social, downsize, and other thought provoking subjects.
  • Smittens

    Did you know that a sweater plus a mitten is a Smitten? Turn your favorite, old wool sweater (or one rescued from the thrift store) into mittens that are sure to keep you, a friend, or a family member cozy and warm All size patterns, from child to adult, will be available to use and can be purchased from instructor for $5. Smittens make great gifts for people of all ages. Bring your enthusiasm and supplies listed on the website. Supply List Sewing machine and thread Fabric scissors Pins or fabric weights One wool sweater; washed in hot water and dried in a hot dryer Matching or contrasting fleece fabric; 3/8 yard
  • Street Art for Beginners: Chalk Art Workshop

    Experience the magic of chalk art! This program invites participants to dive into the world of chalk art and street painting. Led by professional street painter and chalk artist, Tara Aiken, participants will learn the fundamentals of drawing and shading, general techniques of large-scale art, and working with chalk as a medium. By the end of the session, participants will create their own chalk art in a gallery walk for fellow participants or friends/family to enjoy. Don't miss this unique opportunity to be part of a rapidly growing art form!
  • Summertime Snacks and Sippers

    Join Kirsten from her home kitchen in this live online cooking class as she demonstrates variety of recipes to brighten up your summer, including quick air fryer vegetable-forward seasonal snacks plus a Blueberry-Ginger Shrub and Rosemary Lemon Syrup to liven up your warm weather libations. Extensive handout with additional recipes included.
  • TANTALIZING THAI CUISINE

    You'll begin by preparing vietnamese summer rolls served with both hoisin and peanut sauce for dipping. Vietnamese spring rolls follow made with pork, chicken, and glass noodles stuffed in rice paper, fried crispy, and served with the classic nuoc cham for dipping. You'll then prepare Pad Thai blending the vibrant flavors of Thailand with rice noodles using chicken, eggs, chilies, garlic, basil, scallions, bean sprouts, sesame oil, lemon and crushed red pepper flakes. For dessert, refreshing Thai lime custard topped with fresh whipped cream.
  • The Art of Indian Cooking: Eggplant Potato Curry, Roti, Potato Patra and Pilau Rice

    Come for this hands-on class and learn to make the delicious eggplant/potato curry, Roti, potato Patra and pilau rice. Bring your own containers in the event there are leftovers to take home.
  • The Art of Sushi

    Come explore the world of sushi as you create this Japanese delicacy yourself. We'll begin by preparing the coveted sushi rice then you'll learn the art of "nigiri-sushi"(hand molded rice) topped with shrimp, unagi, tamago, ahi tuna, and more. You'll then learn how to prepare "maki-sushi" using a bamboo mat to roll rice with various fillings in and around Nori (seaweed sheets). Options and accompaniments will include surimi, cucumber, avocado, cream cheese, teriyaki chicken, tempura onions, spicy mayo, eel sauce, wasabi, pickled ginger and soy sauce.
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    Write Your First Novel

    *NEW* Write Your First Novel (in 90 Days!) This intensive course provides a schedule of crafting a novel from start to finish, which you can finish in as little as 90 days! This class will also help you stay motivated throughout the journey. You will learn how to: select your novel genre and develop a compelling premise create multidimensional characters and immersive settings craft a detailed plot outline manage your time to keep your writing flow consistent combat common roadblocks including writer’s block master the art of self-editing: refining your plot, and fixing pacing, dialogue, and characterization problems.
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    Write a Riveting Mystery, Suspense, or Crime Story

    Become a mystery writer for fun or profit! You will discover the different sub-genres and three-act story structure of mystery writing and create an intriguing cast of characters. Learn how to research and pick your setting, make sure your opening grabs readers’ attention, use “red herrings” to misdirect your readers and create suspense until you’re ready for the final reveal. Publishing options will also be discussed. Informative handouts for future use are included in class fee. The instructor LeeAnne Krusemark is a former journalist, current author and editor, and a nationwide Professor of Publishing at higher learning institutions, including Harvard Adult Education. The webinar login information will be emailed the day before class.