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Baking & Pastry Fundamentals


with Staff

Calendar Jan 22, 2018 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. 

Cooking Exploration


with Staff

Calendar Jan 24, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Spice up your cooking repertoire and learn new recipes in this very fun Cooking Exploration class. Students will learn the basic fundamental skills every home cook needs to be successful and happy in the kitchen. Participants will eat well as they cut, chop, stir, mix, and assemble dishes. Topics will include appetizers, soups, salads, and main courses.



Preparing to Buy a Home


with Kelly Deforge

Calendar Jan 23, 2018 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.

Taming Your Inner Critic


with Michelle Kathryn McGee

Calendar Jan 22, 2018 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

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