Community Ed & Rec offering Do You Have the Guts?

Posted October 9, 2017

Plymouth School District Community Education & Recreation is offering its popular class on gut health again this fall.

Do You Have the Guts? explores how foods enhance gut health. Your gastrointestinal tract is of key importance to your overall health – if your gut is out of sorts, your health will be too. Dr. Dan Francis of Francis Chiropractic will help participants understand the science of digestive health and provide insight on how various foods encourage friendly gut bacteria, enhancing digestion and therefore overall well-being.

Class will meet from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1 in the library at Plymouth High School, 125 Highland Ave. Fee is $5 until Oct. 20, then $15.

There’s also still room in the following:

  • 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.
  • 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 $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), 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.
  • 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 $46 (seniors $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.
  • Knitted Socks: 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.

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.