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Classes and workshops

Jewelry Workshop: Stone Setting

Date & Time: 
Repeats every 2 days until Thu Nov 09 2017 .
Nov 7 2017 - 9:30am - 12:30pm
Nov 9 2017 - 9:30am - 12:30pm

Are you interested in designing and creating your own jewelry?
This one day workshop will focus on the techniques, tools and principles associated with making a classic silver bezel setting for a cabochon gemstone, participants will acquire the knowledge and feel of working with metal through hands on experience completing a silver and gemstone pendant to take home. Some previous experience is required for this workshop.
Classes are limited to two students per workshop, which offers an ideal learning environment for individual attention and instruction.
$175 includes all materials.
If you are interested and wish to secure a space in the class or have any questions, please contact Bob Borter at borterbob@gmail.com or at (802) 254-3452

Jewelry Workshop: Beginning Silversmith Class

Date & Time: 
Repeats every 2 days until Thu Oct 12 2017 .
Oct 10 2017 - 9:30am - 12:30pm
Oct 12 2017 - 9:30am - 12:30pm

Are you interested in designing and creating your own jewelry? This class will focus on the techniques, tools and principles associated with beginning silversmithing. Participants will acquire the knowledge and feel of working with silver through intensive, hands on experience and will complete a project to take home.
My studio layout allows for two students per class which offers an ideal learning environment for individual attention and instruction.
​$150 includes all materials.
If you are interested in this upcoming workshop and wish to secure a space in the class or have any questions, please contact
Bob Borter at borterbob@gmail.com or at (802) 254-3452.

Jewelry Workshop: Stacking Rings

Date & Time: 
Repeats every 2 days until Thu Sep 21 2017 .
Sep 19 2017 - 9:30am - 12:30pm
Sep 21 2017 - 9:30am - 12:30pm

In this two-day workshop with instructors Bob Borter and Susanna Haas, participants will acquire the knowledge of basic metalsmithing through hands on experience, and will complete two silver stacking rings to take home. All levels are welcome!
We will focus on elementary techniques, tools, and principles, including sawing, decorative chasing, hammering, soldering, and polishing. Classes are limited to three students per workshop.
$150 includes all materials
September 19th & 21st 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
If you are interested in this upcoming workshop and wish to secure a space in the class or have any questions, please contact Susanna Haas at susannahaasjewelry@gmail.com

Jewelry Workshop: Introduction to Sand Casting

Date & Time: 
Repeats every 2 days until Thu Aug 31 2017 .
Aug 29 2017 - 9:30am - 12:30pm
Aug 31 2017 - 9:30am - 12:30pm

Learn this primitive yet effective method to cast solid forms in silver and create your own piece of jewelry to wear home.
In this workshop hosted by Borter’s Jewelry Studio, Brattleboro jeweler Chris Lann will lead you through the steps of choosing a suitable model to replicate, preparing a mold, pouring molten silver and finishing the cast object. Prior jewelry making or metalworking experience is recommended for this intermediate-level class.
Cost for the two-day workshop is $150 and includes materials. Space is limited.
Please contact Chris Lann at info@chrislanndesigns.com ​for details and to secure your seat at the jeweler’s bench.

New Beginner Tai Chi class

Date & Time: 
Repeats every week until Tue Sep 26 2017 .
Sep 5 2017 - 9:00am - Sep 26 2017 - 10:00am
Sep 12 2017 - 9:00am - Oct 3 2017 - 10:00am
Sep 19 2017 - 9:00am - Oct 10 2017 - 10:00am
Sep 26 2017 - 9:00am - Oct 17 2017 - 10:00am

Long
River Tai Chi Circle
is
the school of Wolfe Lowenthal student of Prof. Cheng Man-ch'ing and
author of three classic works on T'ai Chi Ch'uan.
Patrick
Cavanaugh

is a long time student of Wolfe's and a senior instructor of LRTCC in
VT & NH will be teaching the morning class in Brattleboro. The
course lasts for one year. Registration is open through September
26th.

Brown Bag Lunch Series: Cash Management

Date & Time: 
Aug 1 2017 - 12:00pm

For individuals who may benefit from ideas on how to better manage their day-to-day financial resources. With David Shorter from VALIC.

“Stories of Our Lives in Bodies”

Date & Time: 
Aug 5 2017 - 12:00pm - 5:00pm

As one client stated, “Story is powerful… stories hold truth, and story links us as part of the human family.” In this extended class, I will share some of the stories of my experiences in the world of healing, as an impetus for you to look at the stories your bodies want to tell. We explore topics such as awakening to our inner body wisdom, our body/mind awareness and communication, illness and injury as teachers, body/soul expansion and expression, and supporting our beings in the face of stress, negativity, world events, and aging. There will be time for introspection; prompts given for short writings of what bubbles up from within; and sharing of story snippets.  

Oil-Free Dressings & Dips

Date & Time: 
Aug 21 2017 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

A whole food
plant-based diet includes fat, but not oils, which are extracted from whole
foods and so not considered whole. In this class participants will learn why
cardiologists suggest avoiding oil in the diet, and we will prepare several different
dressings and dips using such ingredients as avocados, cashews and sesame
tahini as whole food substitutes for oils.

Instructor:
Marilyn Chiarello

Cost: $5; $3
Shareholders

Location: Co-op
Cooking Classroom

You must
register for this class: call 802-246-2821 or email msbfc@sover.net

 

Holiday Harvest Pie Baking Workshop at Scott Farm Orchard

Date & Time: 
Nov 11 2017 - 10:00am - 1:00pm

Pastry Chef Laurel Roberts Johnson, The "Queen of Tarts", returns to guide you in making the quintessential holiday pie, with Scott Farm's crisp apples, sweet pears and tart quince poached in cider and honey, all tucked into a flaky pastry crust. Take home your pie, extra dough, and a mixed tote of apples, pears and quince. Registration required. $50 per person.

Heirloom Apple Pie Baking Workshop at Scott Farm Orchard

Date & Time: 
Oct 21 2017 - 10:00am - 2:00pm

Tackle “pie dough anxiety” with Pastry Chef Laurel Roberts Johnson, the "Queen of Tarts"! Make flaky pie dough and bake an apple pie with Scott Farm's heirlooms. Take home your pie, extra dough, and a tote of heirloom baking apples. Registration required. $50 per person.

Introduction to Making Hard Cider at Scott Farm Orchard

Date & Time: 
Oct 1 2017 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Learn from Cider Maker Jason MacArthur, the co-owner of Whetstone Cider Works in Marlboro, about apple varieties, techniques, equipment, yeast strains, fermentation, bottling and racking for producing this delicious, affordable, easy-to-make elixir at home. Basic cider equipment and fresh cider for fermenting will also be available for sale. Registration required. $50 per person.

Introduction to Brewing Beer with Fresh Hops at Scott Farm Orchard

Date & Time: 
Sep 24 2017 - 10:00am - 2:00pm

Join Master Brewer Thomas Coleman, former owner of Black River Brewing Company, to learn home brewing techniques for making extract/partial mash beer and evaluating craft brew styles. The class will visit Scott Farm Orchard's hop yard to harvest hops for the workshop. Registration is required. $50 per person. The class is also offered on 9-9-17.

Introduction to Brewing Beer with Fresh Hops at Scott Farm Orchard

Date & Time: 
Sep 9 2017 - 10:00am - 2:00pm

Join Master Brewer Thomas Coleman, the former owner of Black River Brewing Company, to learn home brewing techniques for making extract/partial mash beer and evaluating craft brew styles. The class will visit Scott Farm Orchard's hop yard to harvest hops for the workshop. Registration required. $50 per person.

Peach Galette Pastry Workshop at Scott Farm Orchard

Date & Time: 
Aug 20 2017 - 10:00am - 1:00pm

Join the "Queen of Tarts", Pastry Chef Laurel Roberts Johnson, to prepare and roll out dough for delicious peach galettes using just the right recipe and technique to make this rustic free-form tart with Scott Farm's fresh peaches. Take home your tart, extra dough, and a tote of peaches. Registration required, $50 per person.

Mary's Bags — Make Your Own!

Date & Time: 
Jul 29 2017 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Join Master Quilter Mary Ennis as she shows us how to make beautiful handmade bags with all that fabric you've been saving for a special project. Mary's words of encouragement, "If you can sew a straight line, you can make these bags!", are for all those kids and adults who want to engage in a fun and easy sewing project this summer. Bring your fabric, your sewing machine (if you want) and your good humor for this playful class.
Instructor: Mary Ennis
Cost: $0 - Free Class for Kids & Adults
You must register for this class: call 802-246-2821 or email msbfc@sover.net

Making and Using Local Herbal Medicines

Date & Time: 
Jul 27 2017 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

The body's defense system is only as dependable as the support it gets. When you take care of yourself your family benefits and is healthier. Local plant medicine, like local food, is an excellent way to support overall health for you and your family. Learn how you can use plant
medicines to prevent illness, restore wellness, and even nourish your mind and body in this informative presentation. Historically, people throughout the world have used plants and nature’s allies to prevent illness and effectively help the healing process. Join Cindy Hebbard in an outdoor classroom (weather permitting) for practical talk about identifying and using powerful local herbal remedies.
Instructor: Cindy Hebbard
Cost: $0 - Free Presentation!

Connect with self and others through Focusing

Date & Time: 
Jul 22 2017 - 10:00am - 4:30pm

Spend the day on a peaceful bend in the Connecticut River, listening to your heart. You'll come away with more self-understanding and increased ability to listen deeply to others.

Facilitator BeatriceBlake, originally trained as a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, has been a
Certified Focusing Trainer since 2000. She has studied Focusing and Thinking at
the Edge with its developer, philosopher/psychologist Dr. Eugene Gendlin, and
teaches in New England and internationally.

The workshop venue is a private home inWestmoreland, NH, half an hour northeast of Brattleboro. Directions given at
time of registration.
Early bird price: $60 until July 15
$75 for sign-ups after July 15

Beatrice Blake, Focusing Trainer
Possibility Space LLC
802 579-1174
be@possibility-space.com

Whole Children Summer Session in Hadley

Date & Time: 
Jul 10 2017 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Calling children of all ages and abilities! Join us for plenty of fun and games during Whole Children's summer session beginning July 10 at the Inclusive Community Center in Hadley. Register online at http://www.wholechildren.org or call 413-585-8010.

Herbal Tincture Making: Make Perfect Tinctures Every Time!

Date & Time: 
Jun 17 2017 - 11:00am - 3:00pm

The Science of Solubility: Making Reliably Great Tinctures
Saturday, June 17, 11 AM to 3 PM in our forest classroom

Learn the secrets of making perfect weight-to-volume tinctures! We'll also discuss some foundational principles of herbal medicine, do a plant walk and harvesting, and more. There are four seats left in this class--hope to see you there!

Tuition $60, or join the Home Medicine Maker Course for $175 (work-trade is available)

More details at www.oldwaysherbal.com under the "School of Plant Medicine" tab.

Latin & Caribbean Percussion Class

Date & Time: 
Repeats every week until Thu Aug 31 2017 except Thu Jul 13 2017, Thu Jul 20 2017, Thu Aug 10 2017.
Jun 8 2017 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Jun 15 2017 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Jun 22 2017 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Jun 29 2017 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Jul 6 2017 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Jul 27 2017 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Aug 3 2017 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Aug 17 2017 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Aug 24 2017 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Aug 31 2017 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Drums and songs of Cuba, Brazil, and elsewhere in the African Diaspora. Rhythmic skills and creativity. Instruments include conga, bongo, shekere, bells, guiro, claves, surdo, tamborim, and more. Traditional rhythms such as rumba, bembe, and samba de roda; band styles including son, salsa, samba, soca, zouk. Julian Gerstin has taught percussion for over 30 years. He leads the jazz group Julian Gerstin Sextet, performs with Afrocuban folkloric ensemble Iroko Nuevo, and others. Class meets at the Vermont Jazz Center, Cotton Mill Hill building, Brattleboro. Instruments provided. Beginners to advanced; adults and mature teens; no children. $15. For more info contact julian@juliangerstin.com.

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