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Be A Mentor!
with Rene Igo Big Brothers/Big Sis
Learn how you can positively impact the life of a local child! Find out about Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring programs in your area. We'll talk about expected outcomes and volunteer requirements, get answers to frequently asked questions, fill out an application, and schedule an interview. Becoming a Big gives you the opportunity to make the world a better place by offering a child the life-changing asset of a mentor. Volunteer mentors help guide a child down the right path – sharing, caring and just being there to help their Little reach their highest potential.
Become Your Own Travel Agent
with Becky Ranks
This class will provide resources and information for anyone who wants to find the best deals for hotels, cruises, RV travel, AirBNB, escorted tours, and more. We will answer questions about RV driving to Alaska and the western US, how to get the lowest prices for escorted tours to almost anywhere, and getting great deals on hotels while traveling at home and abroad. Information will be presented on river cruises for less, as well as airfare tips. In addition, you will go home with valuable online resources.
with Jason Goucher
With its chunk-a-chunk sound, whispery nylon strings, and diminutive body, the ukulele is having a moment. Find out why the ukulele is making a strong comeback in this beginner-level class. Students who have some experience with the ukulele are also welcome. Learn about tuning, strumming, fingerpicking, chords, reading tab...then put it all together to learn your first songs. Scales, technique, and easy music theory will also be discussed. Ukulele should be soprano, concert, or tenor size. Ukuleles are available to purchase at local music stores, eBay, or Amazon. Please bring an electric tuner. Students are asked to purchase Hal Leonard Ukulele Method, Book 1, ISBN 9780634079863, from bookseller of their choice.
with Darcel Niles
Belly dance is an excellent way to achieve toning and fitness while having fun and getting a good workout. In this class, you will learn belly dance techniques and style while enjoying a variety of music and choreography. For any age or physique, belly dance is one of the best ways to gain confidence and get in shape! This is a beginner class; no experience necessary.
Bird Feeding Basics
with Derek Lovitch
Join Derek Lovitch of Freeport Wild Bird Supply for this fun and informative program covering all of the topics that you need to create a perfect avian haven in your backyard! Food, water, and shelter are the basic components of survival, and we'll learn how to supplement the natural environment to draw more birds to your yard and keep them happy and healthy. By selecting the best bird seed and offering it in different feeder styles and incorporating native plants that offer food and shelter, we'll learn how to have more birds, and get more enjoyment from our backyards. We'll cover the basics of the successful bird feeding station, including what to feed and what not to feed, types of feeders, problem-solving, and yes, of course, squirrel-proofing (and yes, It CAN be done!). The final section of the program will focus on the identification of our most common backyard feeder birds. All participants are invited to join a Saturday morning bird walk originating from the Freeport store (dates to be announced.)
Chalk Painting - Furniture
with Charlene Carr
Chalk Painting - Holiday Sign
with Charlene Carr
Chili - On A Chilly Night
with Vicki Dill
With chilly weather comes the desire to make hearty, one-pot nutritious meals for family and friends. Chili has been an American favorite for a long time and can be made with meat or meatless, spicy or not spicy. Join Vicki as she, in her own creative way, teaches you how to prepare this soul satisfying dish. A $5 supply fee is payable to the instructor at the class.