Plymouth School District Community Education & Recreation is offering a Backyard Composting class and coordinating another Community Potluck in May.
- Intro to Backyard Composting: Learn the basics of composting food scraps and yard waste into an all-natural fertilizer, all while reducing landfill waste. This hands-on class will focus on ways to troubleshoot to ensure success and is a great class for beginners and those ready for a refresher. Class will meet with instructor Laura Grunwald of Perennial Farms from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 24 in the Food Science & Ag Center at Plymouth High School, 125 Highland Ave. Fee is $10 until May 12, then $20.
- Seasonal Community Potluck & Recipe Exchange: Bring your family and a favorite healthy dish to pass to build community around healthy, seasonal food. Participants are challenged to make seasonally inspired dishes that are whole grain, low in sugar, and include fruits and vegetables. Recipes will be exchanged after the potluck and posted online. The spring potluck will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 9 in the cafeteria at Horizon Elementary School, 411 S. Highland Ave. There is no fee, but please register with Community Ed & Rec by May 5.
There’s also still room in the following:
- Kayaking: Those ages 6 and up can experience this great recreational activity using provided kayaks (weight limit 250), paddles and life preservers. Meet with instructor Andrew Arentsen from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays from May 9 to 23 on the Mullet River; fee is $30 per person.
- Ski Hill Boot Camp: This new offering is a high-intensity preparation class for events like the Tough Mudder or triathlons. Enjoy positive energy from a team environment where fellow Bootcampers motivate and challenge you to reach your highest potential. Time Efficient Training is designed for maximum calorie burn. Class will meet with instructor Amy Butters from 5:30 to 6:15pm Thursdays and some Saturdays from May 11 to June 29 at PHS and the Plymouth Ski Hill; fee is $40 (seniors $34).
- Core Training: This is a great class for those looking specifically at core strength or a low-impact course to get started, but also can benefit the most experienced participant. Equipment used includes stability, bosu, and medicine balls and exercise bands, mats, and weights. Class will meet with instructor Josette Svitter from 4:15 to 5 p.m. Mondays from May 8 to Aug. 21 (except May 29 and July 3); fee is $50 (seniors $42).
- Interval Training: Utilize different intervals to achieve cardiovascular, strength and flexibility improvements. You will be guided through different exercises each class to find and achieve your own fitness goals. Class will be outside when weather permits. Class will meet with instructor Josette Svitter from 5:15 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays from May 10 to Aug. 23; fee is $55 (seniors $46).
- Top Flight: Class begins with a warmup and continues into aerobics, designed to strengthen the cardiovascular system. The mat work section of the class will shape and define arm, abdominal, thigh and hip muscles. Class concludes with stretching for flexibility. Class meets with instructor Pat Moriarty from 8 to 9 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays from May 8 to Aug. 23 (except May 29 and July 3) at Plymouth Youth Center next to Riverview; fee is $96 (seniors $78).
- Lyme Disease Awareness: With Lyme season beginning in May, Dr. Vinicius Lopes, an infectious disease physician with Aurora, will offer a timely discussion about the tick, its environment, disease transmission, and other diseases that can be transmitted through tick bites in our region. He will outline Lyme disease diagnosis, treatment and prevention. Class will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 16 in the PHS Library; there is no fee, but please register by May 5.
- Dog Obedience: Learn basic commands and how to teach your dog to sit, stay, come when called, who takes who for a walk, and other safety tips. Dogs should be at least 3 months old. Handlers ages 11 to 15 must be accompanied by an adult. Bring a slip collar and a 6-foot leash. Class will meet with instructor Pat Chickowski from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays from May 17 to June 28 in the northeast parking lot; fee is $38 ($30 for Generations members and district residents ages 62 and above) until May 5, then $48. A second, identical class will be offered Wednesdays from Aug. 2 to Sept. 13.
- SCUBA: Those ages 10 and up can try SCUBA in the safety of the PHS pool. Class will meet with instructors from Port Deco Divers from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, May 20 in the PHS pool; fee is $36 until May 5, then $46, which includes all equipment, supervision and pool time. A second, identical class will be offered Saturday, Aug. 26.
- Monthly Meditation: These ongoing meditation sessions begin with guided breathing or meditation techniques and end with a quiet meditation. No experience necessary. Participants will meet with Carrie Caselton Lowe, certified yoga teacher, from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. Monday, May 1 in the PHS Literacy Lounge. Sessions are free, and drop-ins are welcome.
• 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 May-August 2017 Course Listings.
• Look for a printed copy of the May-August 2017 Course Listings in the April 18 Plymouth Review Xtra; in the April 21 elementary Friday Folders; and at locations throughout the community.
• Visit our Facebook page, where we share information regularly about our many learning and recreational offerings for community members of all ages.
• Call (920) 892-5068, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Community Education and Recreation office on the north end of Plymouth High School, 125 Highland Ave.