Storytelling Around the Fire

Date/Time: Sunday, April 22, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Rachel Limón
Storytelling is as old as time and is one of our most important traditions as human beings. Whether we realize it or not, we are all storytellers. We share our stories around the dinner table, at work, at school, with friends and on social media. It is such a vital part of who we all are. We invite you to come and share your favorite stories with pizza making around our outdoor wood fired oven or indoor fire place depending on the weather. Story tellers will be timed to 3 minutes depending upon number of participants.

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Duct Tape Flower Bouquet

Date/Time: Sunday, April 22, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Erika Arndt
Explore the wide world of duct tape as you learn techniques for different flower styles.

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American Swedish Institute Historic Mansion Tour

Date/Time: Wednesday, April 25
Lunch: 11:00 AM, Tour: 1:00 PM

Your group tour includes a guided experience through the exquisite 33-room Turnblad Mansion. Hear the stories behind the detailed wood carvings, sculpted ceilings, the 11 ornate Swedish ceramic stoves (kakelugnar) and the architectural vision of this castle-like mansion. Learn about the Turnblad family who lived in the Mansion from 1908-1927 and then donated the building to become a Swedish–American cultural center. Today, as the American Swedish Institute, it has been transformed into a gathering place for all people to share experiences around themes of culture, migration, the environment and the arts, informed by enduring links to Sweden.

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Whimsical Birds on a Wire

Date/Time: Saturday, April 28, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Sylvia Benson
Using acrylic paint on canvas, draw and paint fanciful birds. Don’t worry about exact shapes, the more “out there,” the better. No experience necessary. This class will be tons of fun for everyone, even if you’ve never painted before!

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Essential Oil Diffuser Bracelet

Date/Time: Saturday, May 5, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Sharriah Armstrong
Dive into the creative process of combining beautiful jewelry and aromatherapy activated by your own body heat. We will begin this workshop by making a lava and gemstone mala diffuser bracelet while also exploring some of the health and wellness benefits of essential oils (essential oils will not be sold but are available to sample). Mala bracelets are traditionally tailored to your specific intentions and worn as a reminder of the goals and affirmation that you are working on in your life. We’ll learn about possible gemstones and color combinations that represent particular intentions that resonate with you. The instructor will provide the beads, oil diffusing lava beads, string, etc. You are welcome to make as many bracelets as you’d like. Make it an afternoon with friends or a special bonding experience with a child or partner. Invite a few friends, the more the merrier!

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Tai Chi

Date/Time: 7 Thursdays, April 12 – May 31, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
*No Class May 10

Aimee Van Ostrand
Tai Chi is practiced by millions of people in the parks and squares of China. The practice of Tai Chi is a series of silent, fluid seamless slow-motion movements and studies show regular practice supports good health and longevity. It improves circulation, balance, mental focus and sense of well-being. It is low impact and can easily be modified to be practiced by those with mobility issues. Aimee Van Ostrand is a Licensed Acupuncturist and owner of Healing Within Acupuncture. No experience or equipment is necessary. Wear comfortable clothing. There is always something new to learn in Tai Chi!

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All Ages Ceramics

Date/Time: 4 Thursdays, April 5 – 26, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Date/Time: 3 Thursdays, May 17 – 31, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Adama Sow
This all-ages class with teaching artist Adama Sow is the perfect class for kids, teens, and adults, or for parents to take with their children. Demonstrations will cover basic wheel-throwing, hand-building, sculpture, and glazing techniques as well as more advanced concepts upon request. Work at your own pace with both individualized and group instruction. No clay experience necessary; all levels are welcome. Materials are included.

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Intergenerational Ceramics

Date/Time: 5 Mondays, April 2 – 30, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Date/Time: 3 Mondays, May 7 – 21, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Brittany Trushin
Explore basic hand-building and wheel-throwing skills with this intergenerational beginner/ intermediate course for adults, kids, and teens. Focus on learning to make different shapes using the wheel or hand-building skills like pinching, coiling, and slab building. Use your shapes to create utilitarian pottery or sculptural forms. Bring your ideas for specific forms you’d like to learn to make. Class will offer demonstrations and individualized instruction. No clay experience necessary. Materials are included.

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Lantern House

Date/Time: Saturday, May 19, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Margie Jones
Construct a clay lantern house to light up the night. Explore handbuilding techniques using slabs and cylinders with interesting cutout shapes.

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Book Club & Pizza Party

Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays, June 12 & 26, July 10 & 24, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Judy Brier
Why not take this opportunity to treat your imagination to some terrific stories. It will be easy, delicious and delightful. Munch on pizza with other enthusiastic readers like you while we talk about the unusual experiences of the young people in these books.

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