Tree Grafting, Cheese Making, Retiring Right, free movies

Posted February 27, 2017

Plymouth School District Community Education & Recreation is offering classes on Tree Grafting, Cheese Making, and Retiring Right, as well as showing films from the Cultural Perspectives Series and the Pollinators Series in the near future.

Save $10 if you register by March 3 for the following classes, which will meet at Plymouth High School, 125 Highland Ave., unless otherwise noted:

  • Tree Grafting: Graft and take home two semi-dwarf trees of your choice (apple, pear or plum). Root stocks and scion wood (fruit tree cuttings) will be provided. If you want to graft more trees, additional materials will be available for a fee. Class will meet with John Holzwart of Plant Based Services from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 13 in the Food Science & Agriculture Center; fee is $25 until March 3, then $35.
  • Scion Wood Exchange: Join fellow fruit tree enthusiasts to swap stories and trade scion wood from various trees. Bring as many types of cuttings as you wish. This event, which immediately follows the Tree Grafting class and is free and open to anyone, will run from 8 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, March 13.
  • Cheese - Mozzarella & Ricotta: Join a veteran home cheesemaker to curdle milk and stretch the curd. Participants will make mozzarella and two styles of ricotta and leave with recipes and cheese. Class will meet with Linda Conroy, herbalist and owner of Moonwise Herbs, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 14; fee is $40 until March 3, then $50.
  • Retire Right: This comprehensive preparation course is for anyone looking at retiring in the near – or even not-so-near – future. It covers topics such as Social Security, pension choices, Medicare, legal issues, long-term care, and investment management. Class will meet with Jeremy Burri of Veritas Financial from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. Thursdays from March 16 to 23; fee is $6 until March 3, then $16.

Also coming up are two movie nights that are part of series sponsored by Community Ed & Rec. Both are free, but please register by March 10:

  • “Salam Neighbor” screening: This 2015 documentary, made by two Americans who lived among refugees along Syria’s border, is the final component of the Cultural Perspectives Series. A presentation on refugees living in Sheboygan County will follow the movie. The showing will begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 14 in the PHS Auditorium.
  • Family Bee Films: This opportunity to gain awareness about the current pollinator declines in a fun, family-friendly environment kicks off the Pollinator Series. The evening will begin with “A Ghost in the Making,” a short film about a bumblebee on the brink of extinction, and follow with the charming animated film “Bee Movie.” Popcorn will be provided, but you are welcome to bring snacks. The show will begin at 6 p.m. Friday, March 17 in the Horizon Media Room.

There’s also still room in the following:

  • Numerous fitness and aquatics classes: Among them are Core Training, Group Cycling MWF, PiYo, Top Flight, Yoga, Daytime Aqua (Deep only), 20/20, In The Deep, Water Walking and Lap Swim. Click here for details.
  • Monthly Meditation: These ongoing meditation sessions begin with guided breathing or meditation techniques and end with quiet meditation. The next session with instructor Carrie Caselton Lowe, certified Yoga teacher, will be from 6:30 to 7:15p.m.Monday, March 6 in the PHS Literacy Lounge; sessions are free and drop-ins are welcome.
  • Fitness Center Orientation: The supervised fitness center at Plymouth High School features circuit training, free weights, bicycles, stair steppers, treadmills & ellipticals. The next orientation is 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 7; orientations are free for Fitness Center members, but please contact Community Ed & Rec to register.
  • Classic Poncho: Participants will make a personalized and stylish poncho for any season. This combined class will allow knitters and crocheters with basic skills to work on their own projects, choosing from multiple patterns in each type. Come to the Community Ed & Rec office to see the options and get a supply list. Class will meet with instructor Sharon Schlundt from 6:30 to 8:30p.m. Thursdays from March 9 to 23 at Plymouth High School; fee is $36 ($30 for Generations members and district residents ages 62 and up), plus supplies.

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.