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Effective Communication Strategies - for caregivers of people living with Alzheimer’s disease
with Lee Pennington
Communication is more than just talking and listening – it’s also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language. As people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect. Join us to explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s, learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.
Exploring the Rhine, Bavaria and Austria
with Diann Bailey
Some of the world's most awe inspiring sights are in Germany and Austria. Join Diann for a highlights tour of the people and places that make this area one of Lonely Planets top European destinations. We'll drive the Romantic Road, roam the wine-loving villages along the Rhine, take an evening walk with the night watchman in Rothenburg and wonder at the legacies of Bavarian kings. We'll visit Die Zugspitze (Germany's highest peak), wander through Schloss Neuschwanstein (the model for Disney's castles), see authentic Sound of Music locations in Salzburg and learn about World War II Germany at Berchtesgaden. We'll talk about culture, history, traditions, food, and more as we discover German allure and Austrian charm. Tips and travel resources will be offered.
Fall Floral Tablescape
with Andrea Ault
Embrace the rich color palette of Autumn while creating a Fall Floral Tablescape with Andrea Ault, owner of Honeysuckle Way Flowers. Andrea will guide you through designing a natural, garden-style arrangement using seasonal flowers and foliage. You will learn techniques to create a free-flowing composition to decorate your table when welcoming family and friends. A vibrant variety of flowers will be available to choose from, and everyone will build their own unique arrangement to take home at the end of the night. Please bring a sharp pair of clippers. There will be a few extras if you don’t own a pair. A $42 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the class.
Halloween Sugar Cookies - Edible Art!
with Kristine Hoffer
Join us for an evening of decorating amazingly artful sugar cookies with royal icing. Learn how to create piping with multiple techniques including pipe & flow; wet on wet; dry brush; faux knitting; sugar crystalling, and scrollwork. Cookies will be pre-baked for the class, but we will go over techniques for baking the perfect cookie to be a canvas for your icing artwork. We will mix icings together, learning how to tint and thin. Take home one dozen cookies, (two each of six different techniques.) Bring one cookie tray with lid or multiple shallow, flat containers with lids to take cookies home to dry. All cookies, icing, tools, and materials will be provided. Detailed instructions and recipes will also be provided to take home. A materials fee of $15 is payable to instructor at class.
How to Make Gluten Free Bread
with Vicki Dill
Baking gluten free can be a challenge. Learn about ingredients and techniques that will result in a versatile dough that can be used for breads, pizza crust or hamburger rolls. This recipe bakes in a short time, so students can sample the end results. There will be a $5.00 supply fee payable to instructor at class.
In The Dough, In The Know
with Debra Arter
Who can resist the smell of fresh bread baking? In this one-night class we will learn how to mix, knead, proof and shape basic yeast dough. Participants will learn how to create cloverleaf rolls, butter crescents, cinnamon swirls, tea rings and whole-wheat rolls as well as an economical savory braid that comes together quickly. You will learn what gluten is really about! Various yeast bread recipes will be shared and discussed. Each student will go home with a basket of yummy warm samples. All baking levels are welcome for this hands-on class. Bring an apron, rolling pin, cutting board and plastic tubs an/or a plastic bag to fill and take home. Registration fee includes all ingredients and materials fee.
Lighted Bottle Snow Scene
with Marge Otis
Lotions, Chapsticks and More
with Laurel Lopez
Nothing compares to the feel and healing power of handmade lotions, chapsticks and deodorants - especially when made from natural products. You will use all natural beeswax-based ingredients that are good for your skin and really work! Using a basic recipe, learn to mix and match different scents to create your own signature products. You'll have several products to take home. Instructor will supply all materials for a fee of $20.00 which is payable to instructor at class time.