Comm Ed ready to start new year

Plymouth School District Community Education and Recreation will offer a variety of fitness, youth and general interest courses this fall, a mix of returning favorites plus 21 new classes.

Registration opens Tuesday, Aug. 18 for the fall session, which will run from September through December.

A new four-part Aging with Grace Series will feature short presentations, demonstrations and advice on habits to start at any point in your life to keep you healthier and happier as you age. Topics are:

Balance & Functional Movement: Learn exercises and ways to regain balance through simple movements and poses using yoga and fitness principles.

Osteoporosis and Arthritis - Naturally: Discuss bone health and osteoporosis as well as how natural nutrition can help prevent and treat arthritis as we get older.

Intergenerational Connections: Learn the importance of intergenerational connections and staying socially and physically active.

Nutrition vs. Hypertension: Discuss how nutrition and food can help prevent and treat high blood pressure.

New creative classes include:

Crocheted Cowl: Two options of cowls will be available, and you will be able to complete or nearly complete one during the class.

Vintage Hat: Knit a beautiful hat reminiscent of Downton Abbey. This classic, charming hat will be a beautiful addition to any wardrobe - or as a homemade Christmas gift.

Artistic Chair: Participants will paint a wooden chair they provide in a design they develop; all other supplies provided.

New courses nutrition & wellness classes are:

Seed Saving - Sustainability in Action: Learn the dynamics of seed production and pollination, timing, seed identification, cleaning and storing.

Groovy and Smoothie: Learn about and create healthy, nutritious and delicious smoothies using whole, fresh fruits and vegetables right from the garden.

Salsa Party - for the family: Let’s cook, create and try a variety of salsas together. Parents and children encouraged to attend together.

The Bubbling Crock - Sauerkraut, Pickles & Beyond: Learn several techniques for fermenting vegetables, fruits and beverages, and take home two jars of seasoned pickled veggies.

Local Food - It Matters: Learn more about amazing local food and how easy it can be to stay healthy and eat well using products within our community.

Cheese Making - Mozzarella & Ricotta: This class will provide a hands-on opportunity for participants to make two styles of ricotta, traditional and whole milk, as well as fresh mozzarella.

Holiday Bake-a-thon - Cookie and Recipe Swap: Bake one batch of holiday cookies, leave with six or more as you learn cookie-decorating techniques and tricks to create extra-special treats for the holiday season.

New classes for youths and families are:

¡Hola Amigos! - Introduction to Spanish: This class will introduce students in kindergarten through fifth grade to Spanish and explore how fun learning another language can be. Children will learn through songs, movement, stories and games in an interactive environment.

Parent/Child Clay Creations: Each pairing of an adult and a child ages 8 and up will hand-build, decorate and glaze pottery using three methods to create three pieces.

Middle School Beginner Yoga: Students ages 10 to 14 will have fun and challenge themselves through movement, stillness and writing as they de-stress and gain self-acceptance, strength, balance, focus and positivity.

New fitness classes are:

Balance & Functional Movement: This Fitness Level 1 class is for anyone looking to improve balance and will utilize Yoga and fitness principles.

Open Ride: This new Fitness Level 1 opportunity is a self-planned open ride allowing you to ride at your own pace under the supervision of Community Ed & Rec staff.

Lakeland Fitness: If you like variety in your exercise routine, this Fitness Level 2-3 interval class is for you. Work out with Bosu balls, medicine balls, exercise bands, free weights, track running, bleachers, Plyometrics and many other tools. This total body class will help you improve your strength, power and cardiovascular endurance.

Olympic Lifting: This Fitness Level 4 course is designed for strong individuals looking to improve strength. Olympic lifts such as Bench, Squat, Clean will be taught and used to develop athletic strength.

Learn more:

• The Fall 2015 Course Listings will be available online at beginning Monday, Aug. 17; in the Aug. 18 Plymouth Review Xtra; at back-to-school events and in Friday Folders; and at locations throughout the community.

• For more information, visit , email, call (920) 892-5068, or stop by the Plymouth Community Education & Recreation office on the north end of Plymouth High School, 125 Highland Ave.

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