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Baking & Pastry Fundamentals


with William Pebler

Calendar Sep 25, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Do you enjoy baking?  I am sure we can all imagine the robust smell of cookies in a hot oven, the sugar and butter browning, the sweet smell of spices and vanilla warming the air.This course is focused on helping individuals understand the fundamentals of baking and pastry. We'll take an in depth look at methods, ingredients, and of course taste every creation along the way. Learn how to craft flakey biscuits, decadent wedding cakes,exciting party treats, hearty breads and beautiful desserts.  Supplies fee included in the tuition. No class Feb 27.

Developing a Compassionate and Discerning Inner Critic Through Contemplation


with Michelle Kathryn McGee

Calendar Oct 11, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Facing your inner critic is the grist to the mill of best intentions.  In this class, be guided through a structured system of contemplation that helps you experience how empathy and judgment are related to each other and fueled by fear of the worst in ourselves and others.  Experience how compassion is empathy that flows, and discernment is judgment that flows.  The instructor will present examples from her own five year family court saga.  Open discussions will emphasize existential contemplation.  

8 week class  2.5 hours each night

Multicultural Cooking


with Robin Cruz

Calendar Sep 27, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Come and join me for a great time learning to create various ethnic dishes from countries such as Cuba, Hungary, Italy, Israel, Thailand and more. You will learn how to prepare the dishes and impress your family and guests. You will also learn knife techniques and of course eat the delicious food we make while listening to music from the country whose dish we experience.

The following dishes will be prepared:

Class 1: Cuban Chicken Stew / Class 2:Israeli Falafals

Class 3:Hungarian Stuffed Cabbage /  Class 4: Thai Massaman Pork


Class 5:Homemade Cheese and Spinach Ravioli / Class 6: Indian Style Curried Chicken 

Class 7: Potato latkes with applesauce / Class 8:Moroccan Apricot and Almond Tangine Class 

Class 9:Puerto Rican Crispy thin Pork Chops

Class 10:Italian and rosemary garlic chicken.


Preparing to Buy a Home


with Kelly Deforge

Calendar Sep 26, 2017 at 6 pm

Pre-approval. What does it mean? Can I get a mortgage? Can I buy a house? What is the function of the lender, appraiser, inspector, realtor and attorney? Learn from a professional to determine if you are ready to buy. Someone who can show you how to sort out housing options, show you how to shop for and apply for mortgage loan products and answer your home buying questions.  This is a one night, 3 hour class.

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