Two pairs of knitted socks

Learn to knit your own socks

Posted October 2, 2017

Plymouth School District Community Education & Recreation is offering Knitted Socks this fall.

Participants will make a “bed sock” and also be given a pattern for a more challenging design using superfine sock yarn. Class will meet with Instructor Sharon Schlundt from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays from Oct. 25 to Nov. 15 at Plymouth High School, 125 Highland Ave. Fee is $35 ($28 for Generations members and district residents ages 62 and up) until Oct. 13, then $45; contact the office for a list of needed supplies.

There’s also still room in the following:

  • 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.
  • 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 $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 $25.
  • 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.
  • “Florence Foster Jenkins” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18 in the PHS Auditorium, as part of the 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.

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.