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Sacopee Valley Adult & Community Education



Personal Enrichment

REBUILDING ENERGY AND ENDURANCE AT ANY AGE, Session 2

$37

with Carole Freeman

Calendar Feb 7, 2023 at 5 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Breathe new life into your body. Literally! Every cell in your body is dependent on oxygen to create energy, and the amount of oxygen available to every cell in your body and brain is dependent on the breath. And not only your breath but the quality of your breathing pattern and function. Learn how you and your respiratory system can be more efficient at delivering blood, oxygen, glucose, and nutrients to all of those cells that keep you moving. Whether you’re an athlete or not, the secret to greater strength and endurance starts and ends with the strength of your respiratory system. No matter how long you train or how hard you work out when your breathing gives out - your body follows. Preregistration is required to receive online link.

About Carole: Carole Freeman is a Respiratory Therapist and Breathing Specialist and holds a graduate degree in Health Sciences from Loma Linda University Medical Center. She focuses on the relatively new field of pulmonary medicine in recognizing and treating breathing disorders.

FOOD, INFLAMMATION, AND YOU

Free

with Marianne Wyer

Calendar Feb 8, 2023 at 11 am, runs for 2 weeks

Ironically, even “healthy” foods can have adverse effects. Identify how food impacts inflammation in the body, causing increased joint and muscle pain, weakness, fatigue, and memory issues - and what you can do about it! Please preregister, allowing individuals to be contacted if there is a cancellation.

 

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FERMENT THIS! - FERMENTED PICKLES

$20

with Emma Holder

Calendar Feb 9, 2023 at 7 pm, runs for 1 week

What’s the difference between refrigerator pickles and lactofermented ones? Flavor and probiotics! Also tannins, time, and a lot of culinary satisfaction. We’ll try some different pickle recipes - you’ll be sure to discover your favorite combinations. Zoom link and materials list provided upon registration. Registration closes February 2 to ensure participants get all needed information and supplies. FMI, contact Emma via her site at emmaholder.com/fermentation

 

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RECYCLED PAPERMAKING

$5

with Alex Miller of ecomaine

Calendar Feb 13, 2023 at 3 pm, runs for 1 week

Looking for a fun and sustainable craft project? Join ecomaine to learn how to make handmade paper at home! Dig into your recycling bins and create recycled paper, one-of-a-kind cards, seed paper, or journals pressed with native flowers. Try your hand at recycling and make something new from old while learning a new skill and having fun! For this session, ecomaine will provide all required supplies for making paper. There will be some floral and colored paper options available, but please feel free to bring wildflower/herb seeds or flowers if you would like. Please preregister as a minimum of 5 people is required to run the course.

 

 

FERMENT THIS! -TWOFER: SAUERKRAUT & WILDCARD VEGGIE FERMENT

$20

with Emma Holder

Calendar Feb 16, 2023 at 7 pm, runs for 1 week

Prepare lactofermented cabbage and other local veggies resulting in delicious and safe homemade ferments. You’ll learn basic techniques to create a culture with any vegetable (and a bit of microbiology). Zoom link and materials list provided upon registration. Registration closes February 9 in order to ensure participants get all needed information and supplies. FMI, contact Emma via her site at emmaholder.com/fermentation

 

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WINTER WATERCOLOR

$10

with Andree Benoist

Calendar Feb 18, 2023 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

Winter can be cold and long, but it is also beautiful. Join gifted artist Andree Benoist for this introduction course, learn the basics, and paint a rustic barn in a winter landscape. All materials are provided. Materials fee of $20 is payable to the instructor in class. Please preregister as a minimum of 4 people is required to run the course.

About Andree: Andree finds inspiration for her work along the Jersey Shore and in the Foothills of the White Mountains of Maine. Her paintings reflect her feelings about her experiences and observations and strive to show what it was like at a particular moment. Her work can be seen at Full Circle Artisan's Gallery and purchased there or by appointment at her studio in Cornish.

 

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WINTER WATERCOLOR, Session 2

$10

with Andree Benoist

Calendar Feb 20, 2023 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

Winter can be cold and long, but it is also beautiful. Join gifted artist Andree Benoist for this introduction course, learn the basics, and paint a rustic barn in a winter landscape. All materials are provided. Materials fee of $20 is payable to the instructor in class. Please preregister as a minimum of 4 people is required to run the course.

About Andree: Andree finds inspiration for her work along the Jersey Shore and in the Foothills of the White Mountains of Maine. Her paintings reflect her feelings about her experiences and observations and strive to show what it was like at a particular moment. Her work can be seen at Full Circle Artisan's Gallery and purchased there or by appointment at her studio in Cornish.

 

Full Course

COMMON SENSE EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

$3

with Deborah Lipsky

Calendar Mar 4, 2023 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

The great toilet paper famine of 2020 was the catalyst for shortages of everything from eggs to pasta and flour to bathroom cleaners. Panic buying became out of control. This class will explain what (and how many) items you should always have on hand in case of crippling blizzards, ice storms, or another lockdown. Learn the difference between “sell-by” and “expiration” dates and food shelf lives as well as simple water solutions (for extended power outages) and how to customize a practical emergency “stay at home” plan. We will discuss alternate means of staying warm if you don't have a wood stove back-up, how long frozen foods keep in a freezer during a power outage, propane versus gasoline generators, preparing food when the power is out, lighting options, and much more! Finally, we will explore what drives a panic/hoarding frenzy and how you can avoid getting caught up in it. This class will not only help you but the community as well by reducing the number of people drawn into a panic-buying situation. Please preregister as a minimum of 4 people is required to run the course.

About Deborah: Deborah lives completely “off-grid” in her own personally designed and newly built solar home. She has lived off-grid for  the past thirty years, utilizing various electrical generating systems to include wind and solar. Please note: Deb graciously volunteers her time and property. Donations are appreciated and can be contributed on-site at the time of the course. 

 

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