Community Education classes scheduled

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 14 new classes.

Registration opened Monday, Aug. 15 for the fall session, which will run from September through December.

A new class for students in grades two through six is Mural Masterpieces. Students will work together to create two large theme-based murals for a school, plus a smaller one to take home.

New nutrition and wellness classes:

• For the Locavores - Preserving the Harvest: Learn many ways to preserve the bounty to keep your locavore habits alive and well when the cold winds blow. Though we will cover water bath canning, the class will focus more on new twists to preserving foods and how to creatively use preserved foods for convenience and health for the busy family.

• Healthy Recipe Exchange: We love a good potluck! We love the food, the conversations, and the community. Bring your family and a favorite healthy dish to pass. We challenge you to bring dishes that are from scratch, whole grain, low in sugar, and include fruits and/or vegetables. There will be a space for the young ones to play while the adults enjoy conversations.

• Save Your Own Seeds: This fun workshop will introduce you to the exciting world of seed saving by looking at different plants and how to collect seeds from them. Learn the dynamics of seed production from pollination to seed storage. We'll start our class by visiting the plants outside to get an idea of what to collect and how to process.

• Herbal Nourishment - Fun, Delicious and Healthy Food: Learn fun, delicious and nutritious ways to bring herbs into your meals that contribute to health, well-being and the palate. Participants will take home some of what we make, and everyone will enjoy samples.

• Curd to Press - Cheese Curds: Learn to make delicious cheese curds and how to press them to make cheddar cheese. Learning to press and age this cheese will be instructive for those who want to experiment. For those who simply want curds, you will be delighted with the results.

• Mindfulness Focus - Introduction to Meditation: Come for this introduction to meditation and leave with skills to reduce stress in your life. This class will offer some discussion on the evidence behind mindfulness but will be mostly experiential, introducing various meditation exercises.

New recreation and fitness classes:

• PiYo: This Fitness Level 1 offering is a combination of Yoga and Pilates. PiYo is a totalbody fitness system designed to work your entire body. It combines the practices of Pilates and Yoga to help build strength, lose weight, increase flexibility.

• Volleyball League: Put together a co-ed team of high school juniors through adults. This 6-week season will have a round-robin format. New general education classes

• Poetry Workshop: A class for could-be, want-to-be and already -are writers. Enjoy this low-key class of playing with words and creating poems. Sharing is optional.

• Land YOUR Job: Learn from an HR professional with more than 30 years of experience at top workplaces in Wisconsin. Learn what employers look for when hiring, how to identify careers that best match your personal interests and professional skills, and how to master the informational interview and build professional networks.

• Retire Right: This comprehensive preparation course is for anyone looking at retiring in the near, or even not-so-near future. It covers topics such as Social Security, pension choices, Medicare, legal issues, long-term care, and investment management.

While not a technical course, it is meant to raise awareness of the important decisions surrounding retirement.

• Terrarium Workshop: Create your own gallon-sized terrarium to be used as a gift or holiday decoration. Learn tricks and tips for design, planting and care. Containers, charms, decorations, and three plants will be provided. You may bring your own container and other decorations.

• Infinity Scarf for Beginners: Knit a simple and attractive scarf for yourself or for a gift. All levels are welcome.

The Fall 2016 Course Listings will be available online at www.plymouth.k12.wi.us/COM.html beginning Monday, Aug. 15; in the Aug. 16 Plymouth Review Xtra; at back-to-school events; and at locations throughout the community.

For more information, visit www.plymouth.k12.wi.us/COM. html, email commedrec@plymouth. k12.wi.us, 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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