Five crocheted snowflakes in a row

Participants in Crocheted Snowflakes will make these five designs.

Scuba, herbs, crochet, composting, plus a free movie

Posted September 25, 2017

Plymouth School District Community Education & Recreation is offering classes called Herbs for Winter Health, Crocheted Snowflakes, Worm Composting, and Scuba, plus a free showing of “Florence Foster Jenkins.”

Register by Oct. 6 and save $10 on the following classes, which meet at Plymouth High School, 125 Highland Ave.:

  • Herbs for Winter Health: Participants in this new class will learn about herbs for immune, respiratory and overall health. They will sample infusions that are ideal to drink during the winter months, and make a delicious cold-and-flu remedy to take home. Class will meet with Linda Conroy, owner of Moonwise Herbs, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16; fee is $33 until Oct. 6, then $43.
  • Crocheted Snowflakes: This new class will guide participants in crocheting five unique snowflakes to hang as seasonal decorations, give as gifts, or use in other creative ways. Class will meet with instructor Sharon Schlundt from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays from Oct. 19 to Nov. 9; fee is $35 ($28 for Generations members and district residents ages 62 and up) until Oct. 6, then $45 ($38), which includes yarn and patterns.
  • Worm Composting: Bring the whole family for this new hands-on workshop to learn about composting with worms, a great way to produce natural fertilizer and keep food out of the landfills. Participants will go home with knowledge and a complete compost bin, including red wiggler worms. Class will meet with instructor Laura Grunwald of Perennial Farm from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 21 in the Food Science & Agriculture Center; fee is $25 until Oct. 6, then $35.
  • 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 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21; fee is $36 (seniors $28) until Oct. 6, then $46 ($38), which includes all equipment, supervision and pool time.

In addition, Community Ed & Rec is showing “Florence Foster Jenkins” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18 in the PHS Auditorium, as part of its Fall Free Films Series. This PG-13 movie tells the story of a New York heiress who dreamed of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible singing voice. Meryl Streep was nominated for a Best Actress Academy Award for her portrayal of Jenkins.

There’s also still room in the following:

  • 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 $51.
  • Mural Masterpieces: Students in grades 2-6 (from any school, not just Parkview) will work together to create a large theme-based mural for the school, plus a smaller one to take home. Class will meet with instructor Field Lehmann, art teacher, from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays from Oct. 4 to Nov. 15 in the Parkview Art Room; fee is $35.
  • Babysitting Clinic: Students in grades 5-8 (ages 10+) will learn how to be a better babysitter. Certificates of completion will be issued. Class will meet with instructor Denise Roth from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4 and Thursday, Oct. 5 in the Riverview Middle School Library; fee is $35.
  • Cooking Club – Take & Bake: Don’t you wish you had a homemade meal ready when you get home? Save time, bring your friends, and join us in the kitchen to prepare meals you can take home and bake later. Get answers to your nutrition questions, as well as healthy menu ideas and recipe substitutions to use at home. All groceries and supplies will be provided for five meals (serving 4-6 each). In addition, enjoy a complimentary bowl of homemade soup while you prep the meals. Bring take-home containers, and dress for some fun in the kitchen! Class will meet with instructor Jessica Mella, registered dietitian, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4; fee is $88.
  • Adult Woodworking: This class is for those interested in working on wood-related projects of all types. New participants will work closely with instructor Ralph Gunkel to learn the concepts and tools of the trade, while completing personal projects big or small. Returning or experienced participants may use the facilities independently and receive assistance when necessary. Class will meet from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 4 to Nov. 15; fee is $77 (seniors $63), plus the cost of materials for projects.
  • Pilates: This course helps build strength and flexibility in the legs, abs, arms, hips and back. Breathing techniques relieve stress and bring more oxygen flow to the muscles. The Tuesday only class will meet with instructor Amy Butters from 5:45 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays from Oct. 10 to Dec. 19 on the Riverview cafeteria balcony; fee is $42 (seniors $35).
  • 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. While not a technical course, it is meant to raise awareness of the important decisions surrounding retirement. Class will meet with instructor Jeremy Burri of Veritas Financial from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. Tuesdays from Oct. 10 to 17; fee is $6 until Sept. 29, then $16.
  • Seed Saving: This fun workshop will introduce the exciting world of seed saving by looking at different plants and how to collect seeds from them. Learn the importance of seed saving, how seed saving can grow a better garden, and the dynamics of seed production from pollination to seed storage. Participants will go outside to get an idea of what to collect and how to process the seeds. Class will meet with instructor John Holzwart of Plant Based Services from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12 in the Food Science & Agriculture Center; fee is $15 until Sept. 29, then $25.

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.
• View or download the complete Fall 2017 Course Listings. 
• 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.