Knitting, Eating Mindfully, Swim Club offered

Posted February 6, 2017

Plymouth School District Community Education & Recreation is offering new classes about knitting and Eating Mindfully, plus Winter Swim Club and a new opportunity just for Fitness Center members.

Register by Feb. 10 and save $10 on the following classes, which meet at Plymouth High School, 125 Highland Ave.:

  • Knitting II (Intermediate): You can take this new class as the next step from Intro to Knitting or take it as a stand-alone if you are already able to knit and want to learn more. Participants will explore additional stitches and more advanced patterns. Class will meet with instructor Sharon Schlundt from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays from Feb. 20 to March 20 (except March 6). Fee is $35 ($28 for district residents ages 62 and up) until Feb. 10, then $45; plus needed supplies.
  • Eating Mindfully: “Mindless eating” or eating while distracted is linked to overeating, stress, and generally not enjoying meals as they are happening. In this new class, explore how to be more aware of and present to our relationship with food through mindfulness and other useful techniques while eating. Class will meet with Carrie Caselton Lowe, nutrition & wellness coordinator, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22; fee is $10 until Feb. 10, then $20.
  • Winter Swim Club: Kids age 7 through eighth grade can get a taste for competitive swimming. Focus will be on improving the four competitive swim strokes, as well as learning competitive starts and turns. Every participant must be able to swim the width of the pool. Class will meet Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from Feb. 20 to March 15, with grades 2-4 from 4:45 to 5:45 p.m. and grades 5-8 from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m.; fee is $35 until Feb. 10, then $45.

Also beginning soon is Aquatic Intervals, a new class offered free to Community Fitness Center members. Guided stations will offer various strengthening exercises, plus there will be lap lanes. Class will meet with Clayton Moore, recreation & fitness coordinator, from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. Tuesdays from Feb. 21 to May 16.

There’s also still room in the following:

  • Journey to Citizenship: In this first piece in the Cultural Perspectives Series, PHS Spanish teacher Rommy Herrera will talk about his journey from Costa Rica to the United States and the process of becoming a U.S. citizen. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8 in the PHS Library; free, but please register in advance.
  • Monthly Meditation: These ongoing meditation sessions are led by district nutrition & wellness coordinator Carrie Caselton Lowe, a certified Yoga instructor. The class will begin with guided breathing or meditation techniques and end with quiet meditation. The next session is from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9 in the PHS Literacy Lounge; free and drop-ins are welcome.
  • “The Visitor” screening: Part of the Cultural Perspectives Series, this 2008 film offers a different perspective on being a foreigner. After being gone for an extended period of time, a professor returns to NYC to find illegal immigrants living in his apartment. The movie will show at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15 in the PHS Auditorium; admission is free, but please register in advance.
  • Tumbling/Gymnastics: Kids ages 3 and up can enjoy floor work, tumble track, balance beam and parallel bars. Class will meet with Jamie Wright of the YMCA on Friday evenings (times vary by level) from Feb. 17 to May 5 (except March 3, 31; April 14, 21) at Riverview; fee is $50.

Learn more:
Register online; this option, which no longer carries a service charge, allows you to pay with a credit card and to receive immediate confirmation of enrollment.
Print a registration form to mail or bring to Community Ed & Rec, 125 Highland Ave., Plymouth WI 53073.
View or download the complete Winter/Spring 2017 course guide.
Visit our new Facebook page, where we will be sharing information regularly about our many learning and recreational offerings for community members of all ages.
• Call (920) 892-5068, email commedrec@plymouth.k12.wi.us or visit the Community Education and Recreation office on the north end of Plymouth High School, 125 Highland Ave.