Herbalism, Swim Lessons offered

Posted September 4, 2017

Plymouth School District Community Education & Recreation is offering an Introduction to Herbalism, Kayaking and Child Swim Lessons this fall.

Register by Sept. 15 and save $10 on the following classes, which meet at Plymouth High School, 125 Highland Ave., unless otherwise noted:

  • Introduction to Herbalism: Herbs have the capacity to support the body as well as address simple common injuries and ailments. This new class offers an overview of plants and remedies that can be incorporated easily into daily life. Everyone will have an opportunity to make an herbal remedy to take home. Class will meet with instructor Linda Conroy, owner of Moonwise Herbs, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25; fee is $33 until Sept. 15, then $43.
  • Child Swim Lessons: An experienced staff with 40 years of experience teaching children to swim uses the American Red Cross six comprehensive course levels. Children must be 50 inches tall. Classes meet Saturdays (times vary by level) from Sept. 30 to Dec. 16 (except Oct. 14, 21; Nov. 25; Dec. 2); fee is $41 until Sept. 15, then $51.

There’s also still room in the following:

  • Friday Playgroup: All ages are invited to enjoy City Park with other parents and children at this parent-supervised play. The park shelter and bathrooms will be open. As the weather changes, the group will move to the Youth Center.  Stuart Gavin, Yoga instructor, will guide half an hour of movement from 10 to 10:30a.m. Space is limited at the Youth Center, so please register. Friday Playgroup will meet from 9:30 to 11a.m. Fridays from Sept. 8 to Dec. 15 (except Nov. 24); fee is $10 per family to help with instructor costs.
  • Intro to Crochet: Learn basic techniques and the most common stitches, and gain experience reading a pattern as you create a lovely scarf. Class meets with instructor Sharon Schlundt from 6:30 to 8:30p.m. Thursdays from Sept. 14 to Oct. 5. Fee is $45 ($38 for Generations members and district residents ages 62 and up); plus supplies.
  • Understanding Ticks & Lyme Disease: An Herbal Approach: Learn to minimize your risk, identify the type of tick, properly remove a tick, and what to do after being bitten. Also learn about your options for treatment. Participants will be provided with questions to ask herbal as well as conventional health providers regarding Lyme disease and its co-infections. Class will meet with instructor Linda Conroy, owner of Moonwise Herbs, from 6 to 8:30p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14; fee is $33.
  • Tumbling/Gymnastics: Kids ages 3 and up will enjoy floor work, tumble track, balance beam and parallel bars. Class will meet with YMCA instructors on Friday evenings (times vary by age) from Sept. 15 to Nov. 17 (except Oct. 6 & Nov. 3) at Riverview Middle School; fee is $52.
  • Many Fitness & Aquatic classes, most of which begin the week of Sept. 11.
  • “Zootopia”:This PG-rated movie is part of the Fall Free Film series, which this year features recent movies that won or were nominated for Academy Awards. It will be shown from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21 in the auditorium at Plymouth High School, 125 Highland Ave.
  • Intro to Knitting: Learn the fundamentals of knitting: how to start and stop, basic stitches, how to increase and decrease, seams, and the cable stitch. With an emphasis on skills, this class gives you what you need for most beginner and intermediate projects. It has been expanded from four nights to five to cover more! Class will meet with instructor Sharon Schlundt from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays from Sept. 20 to Oct. 18 at PHS. Fee is $43 ($34 for Generations members and district residents ages 62 and up) until Sept. 8, then $53; contact the office for a list of needed supplies.
  • Home Alone: Children in grades 3 to 6 who spend time home without an adult will gain knowledge of safety concepts. They will learn to use 911, what to say when a caller asks for mom or dad, what to do if the lights go out, and how to handle other small emergencies. Class will meet with instructor Denise Roth from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18 and Wednesday, Sept. 20 at Parkview Elementary School, 500 Parkview Drive; fee is $22 until Sept. 8, then $32.

Learn more:
• Register online; this option allows you to pay with a credit card at no extra charge 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.
• Visit our Facebook page, where we share information regularly about our many learning and wellness offerings for community members of all ages. 
• Call (920) 892-5068, email commedrec@plymouth.k12.wi.us, or visit the Community Ed&Rec office on the north end of Plymouth High School, 125 Highland Ave.