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Yogurt & Kombucha, Terrarium Workshop offered

Posted October 16, 2017

Plymouth School District Community Education & Recreation is offering Yogurt & Kombucha and Terrarium Workshop again this fall.

Register by Oct. 27 and save $10 on the following classes, which meet at Plymouth High School:

  • Make Yogurt & Kombucha: Dr. Jean Francis of Francis Chiropractic and Anne Gamoke, district director of student services, will share their journeys to better gut health by regularly incorporating fermented foods into their families’ daily routines. Dr. Jean will share her recipe for delicious homemade yogurt from the Lebanese tradition, while Mrs. Gamoke will share her passion for brewing kombucha, a fermented tea drink. Both are friendly to gut health. Samples of Dr. Jean’s creamy yogurt and Mrs. Gamoke’s latest brew will be available. Class meets from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8; fee is $15 until Oct. 27, then $25. This is the second class in our Gut Series, along with Do You Have the Guts?
  • Terrarium Workshop: Create your own gallon-sized terrarium to be used as a gift or holiday decoration. Learn tricks and tips for design, planting and care. Containers, charms, decorations, and three plants (some from our greenhouse!) will be provided. You may bring your own container and other decorations. A complimentary bowl of homemade soup will be provided. Class will meet with instructor Naomi Borgenhagen from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7 in the Food Science & Agriculture Center; fee is $27 until Oct. 27, then $37.

There’s also still room in the following:

  • “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.
  • 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.
  • 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); contact the office for a list of needed supplies.
  • 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. This is the first class in our Gut Series, along with Making Yogurt & Kombucha.

Learn more:
• View or download a flier about the Gut Series, which includes Do You Have the Guts? and Making Yogurt & Kombucha.
• 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.