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Classes and workshops

Free Spanish Class Demo

Date & Time: 
Apr 26 2017 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Come experience a ridiculously fun and effective way of acquiring language! Express Fluency is offering a free intro class Wednesday, April 26th from 7-8pm. Whether you are interested in learning Spanish or another language, this class will help you know what to look for in a language program. Please contact Elissa McLean with any questions. elissa@expressfluency.com, 802-275-2694.

Cooking Class: An Evening in Tuscany

Date & Time: 
Apr 25 2017 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

NEXT STAGE COOKING CLASS - April 25th  6:00pm-8:30pm

 Next Stage is excited to begin offering cooking classes in our new commercial kitchen.  Please join us for An Evening in Tuscany with Linda Stavely.  Linda helped start the Common Ground restaurant in Brattleboro, she started and ran The Portable Feast in Keene at the Colony Mill Marketplace, and has been teaching cooking classes in the Keene area for over 20 years.  Her classes are fun and informative!

Make Your Own Lip Balm, Free Class for Adults

Date & Time: 
Apr 27 2017 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm

What is lip balm made of? Susan Stanton, Master Herbalist will teach us about the ingredients and do the whole thing from scratch! Each participant will get to bring home a tube and a tin of lip balm in a flavor they choose.

Free, Registration Required
802-246-2821, msbfc@sover.net

Home Herbalist Course

Date & Time: 
May 21 2017 - 11:00am - 3:00pm

Learn uses of herbs, how they work in the body, basic physiology and disease process, how body systems work together, contraindications, and more. Much more info on the website.

1 Sunday per month from May through September, from 11 AM to 3 PM, in our beautiful forest classroom. Tuition is $248 before April 1 (10% discount), and $275 after April 1. Single-class registrants will be accepted on a case-by-case basis, $65 class fee. This course is more effective when taken as a whole, so single-class registrants will be accepted on a case-by-case basis.

Home Herbalism & Spring Tonics

Date & Time: 
May 20 2017 - 11:00am - 3:00pm

Learn to make safe, effective herbal remedies at home for the whole family, including tinctures, salves, honeys, syrups, elixirs, and vinegars. Plant walks, group harvesting, & hands-on practice form a core of this course. Much more information on the website.

One Saturday a month from May through August in our beautiful forest classroom. Tuition for all classes and materials is $194 before April 1 (10% discount), and $215 after April 1. You can also sign up to take individual sections of the course for $60, provided there’s space in the class. Work-trade is available; see the work-trade policy for details.

Look Good Feel Better

Date & Time: 
Apr 20 2017 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Look Good Feel Better(R) is a
non-medical, brand-neutral public service program that teaches beauty
techniques to women with cancer to help them manage the appearance-related side
effects of cancer treatment. The program includes lessons on skin and nail care,
cosmetics, wigs and turbans, accessories and styling, helping people with
cancer to find some normalcy in a life that is by no means normal.

Ukulele-in-a-Day! 1-Day Quick-Start Workshop for Beginners

Date & Time: 
Apr 9 2017 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

Back by popular demand, Ukulele-in-a-Day, a 1-Day Quick-Start Workshop for anyone wanting to get started on the ukulele, comes to Next Stage Arts in Putney, VT, on Sunday, April 9.

Taught by Certified Gateless Master Teacher, Lisa McCormick, students will learn: How to tune, How to strum, proper positioning, easy powerful chords that work magic together, how to make smooth chord transitions, and all the skills they'll need to be able to play lots of fun and easy songs.

No musical background is required. A take-home handbook is included, with all info from the class, plus many songs to play. Ukuleles will be available to use for the day, or purchase. 

Circus Workshop Weekend

Date & Time: 
Repeats every day until Sun Apr 23 2017 .
Apr 21 2017 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
Apr 22 2017 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
Apr 23 2017 - 8:00am - 5:00pm

NECCA's 20th Circus Workshop Weekend is April 21-23 with a Showcase of Circus Show on Saturday, April 22. Workshops range from Tumbling to Trapeze to Tippy Lyra, and so much more! New this year, CWW for KIDS ages 8 and up plus a pizza party, too!

Try something you've never done before, or get advanced training in a specialty area. Many guest instructors in addition to NECCA's seasoned faculty. Apply to perform and showcase an act you've working on or bring the family to see the show! Learn more on our website.

Beginners' Tai Chi Class Begins

Date & Time: 
Repeats every week until Sun Apr 30 2017 .
Apr 3 2017 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Apr 10 2017 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Apr 17 2017 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Apr 24 2017 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Wolfe Lowenthal is widely acknowledged to be one of the foremost teachers of “Cheng style” Tai chi chuan. A student since 1967 and assistant to the legendary Cheng
Man-ching, he is the author of three classic works on Taichi practice and philosophy, There Are No Secrets and Gateway to the Miraculous from NorthAtlantic Books, and Like A Long River from Long River Tai Chi Press.

Online Sign Up Now Open for Spring Classes

Date & Time: 
Mar 3 2017 - 5:00pm

Morning through night, weekday or weekend, we offer classes in acrobatics, aerial arts, dance, clowning, flexibility, juggling, inversions, wheel, pole, mini tramp, parkour and circus fitness. With options for tots to teens to grandparents and everyone in between, we have so many ways to have fun, get fit or expand your skills in the circus arts. Sign up today! Receive a discount for signing up for multiple classes.

Medicinal Herbs in the Vegetable Garden Intensive

Date & Time: 
Apr 8 2017 - 11:00am - 3:00pm

Just in time to plan your gardens! This all-day intensive provides an in-depth discussion of growing medicinal plants in the home garden. We will focus particularly on using medicinals as companion plants in the vegetable garden, as well as creating microclimates for optimal cultural conditions and on spring and fall maintenance of perennials. Other relevant topics will also be covered. Sign up period for this class closes April 3. April 8, 11 AM-3 PM, $80.

Tai Chi Beginners' Class Begins

Date & Time: 
Mar 7 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Wolfe Lowenthal is widely acknowledged to be one of the foremost teachers of “Cheng style” Tai chi chuan. A student since 1967 and assistant to the legendary Cheng Man-ching, he is the author of three classic works on Taichi practice and philosophy, There Are No Secrets and Gateway to the Miraculous from NorthAtlantic Books, and Like
A Long River from Long River Tai Chi Press.

The beginners' course lasts for a year and will be taught by Patrick Cavanaugh, Wolfe assistant and a senior instructor at Long River Tai Chi Circle. After a student finishes the beginners' course, there are a number of advanced classes available with Wolfe and senior instructors.

Registration will remain open through April 24th.

Cost: $75 per month

Call 802-490-6405
for more information

Lead Certification For Landlords And Contractors Offered

Date & Time: 
Mar 7 2017 - 8:00am - 5:00pm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

2/23/2017

Contact: Denice Brown
Lead Safe & Healthy Homes 1-802-463-9927 ext 107

LEAD CERTIFICATION FOR LANDLORDS AND CONTRACTORS OFFERED

BRATTLEBORO - Lead Safe & Healthy Homes is offering federal lead paint safety courses for contractors, landlords, and others interested in using lead-safe renovation techniques. The federal Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Certification offered in 2012 is nearing expiration. Renovators that do not take the Refresher course before their current certification expires will be required to retake the eight-hour initial course.

FREE CLASS Food Choice Series: Greens

Date & Time: 
Feb 4 2017 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Join Robin Matathias, Adjunct Professor of Environmental Studies at Keene State College, for a series of classes exploring the connection between food choices, food production systems, and their impacts on both human and environmental health. Learn how to make sustainable choices when it comes to fish

Free, Registration Required
802-246-2821, msbfc@sover.net

FREE CLASS Food Choice Series: Overfishing and Sea Vegetables

Date & Time: 
Jan 28 2017 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Join Robin Matathias, Adjunct Professor of Environmental Studies at Keene State College, for a series of classes exploring the connection between food choices, food production systems, and their impacts on both human and environmental health. Learn how to make sustainable choices when it comes to fish

Free, Registration Required
802-246-2821, msbfc@sover.net

FREE CLASS Food Choice Series: Sugar

Date & Time: 
Jan 21 2017 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Join Robin Matathias, Adjunct Professor of Environmental Studies at Keene State College, for a series of classes exploring the connection between food choices, food production systems, and their impacts on both human and environmental health. Learn about the history of cane sugar, and how we have become so addicted that the average American now consumes as much as 150 pounds of refined sugar each year. Discover how to satisfy your sweet tooth with delicious and local sweeteners, as well as making substitutes for your sugary favorites.

Free, Registration Required
802-246-2821, msbfc@sover.net

Registration Begins for Winter Classes at NECCA!

Date & Time: 
Dec 9 2016 - 4:00pm - 8:00pm

The New England Center for Circus Arts (NECCA) invites tots through adults to join us for a variety of classes starting January 3rd and running until March 18th, 2017. Registration open now through January 16, 2017.

Busy at work and need a break to stretch and refocus for your afternoon? Try our Workday Wellness Hour on Tuesdays from 12-1pm. Maybe evenings are better for you to try your hand at Circus Fit or Juggling 101. From beginners on trapeze to advanced acrobatics, there is something for everyone!

For more information visit our website www.necenterforcircusarts.org

Free class: Mindful Gifts from the Kitchen

Date & Time: 
Dec 19 2016 - 4:30pm - 6:30pm

Come and relax at the Co-op kitchen as we listen to some holiday music, drink hot chocolate, and make gifts to keep or share. Join Susan Stanton, Herbalist and Educator, and Marliyn Chiarello, Educator and Vegan Actvist, as they share their passion for herbs and healthy baking. Instruction in the creation of three seasonal gifts will be provided plus artful packaging options. Kids must be accompanied by an adult. All are welcome!

Free, Registration Required
802-246-2821, msbfc@sover.net

Silk Scarf Painting Workshop

Date & Time: 
Dec 10 2016 - 11:00am - 3:00pm

Join Roz and Sarah for a fun filled afternoon. Learn how to paint your own silk scarf for yourself, or as a gift. All materials will be provided, along with lite refreshments.You may want to bring an apron.Space is limited so e-mail rozbuckley66@gmail.com, cost is $80.

Silk Scarf Painting Workshop

Date & Time: 
Dec 3 2016 - 11:00am - 3:00pm

Join Roz and Sarah for a fun filled afternoon. Learn how to make a hand painted scarf for yourself or as a gift. All materials provided, along with lite refreshments .No experience necessary. You may want to bring an apron. Contact roz at rozbuckley66.com to reserve your space $80.

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