Around Town, Bubbling Crock, Herbs, & Swim Lessons

Posted September 4, 2018

Plymouth School District Community Education & Recreation is offering swim lessons, classes on fermented vegetables and cooking with herbs, and a tour of the Plymouth Wastewater Treatment Facility.

New this fall is Around Our Town, an opportunity for adult community members to learn more about local businesses and government entities. The first Around Our Town will be at the Plymouth Wastewater Treatment Facility, where visitors will explore the practical and theoretical aspects of operating a wastewater treatment plant, the education and experience required to do so, the analysis performed in the lab, and the land application of valuable bios solids. The tour will be from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18 at the plant on County Road PP. The tour is free, but space is limited so please register by Friday, Sept. 14.

Register by Sept. 14 and save $10 on the following classes, which will be held at Plymouth High School, 125 Highland Ave., unless otherwise noted:

  • The Bubbling Crock - Fermented Vegetables: Fermentation is a good preservation technique and an opportunity to put up delicious healthy vegetables. Participants will learn several techniques for fermenting vegetables, fruits and beverages, and take home two jars of seasoned pickled veggies. Class will meet with instructor Linda Conroy, owner of Moonwise Herbs, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24; fee is $35 until Sept. 14, then $45, which includes all supplies.
  • Cooking with Herbs 101: This new hands-on class focuses on herbs you can grow in your garden and how to fuse herbs into delicious creations. Learn which herbs flourish in our area and how to care for, store and dry herbs for year-round use. Explore herbs by making rosemary bread sticks, mint glorified salad, compound butters, a snappy herb dip, and pesto from a variety of ingredients. Class will meet with instructor Kate Pearce, wellness coach/heirloom gardener, from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27; fee is $35 until Sept. 14, then $45, which includes all supplies.
  • Child Swim Lessons: Children will learn to swim following the American Red Cross six comprehensive course levels. Children must be 50 inches tall for Level 1; participants in all other levels must have passed the previous level. Classes meet Saturday mornings (times vary by level) from Sept. 29 to Dec. 8 (except Oct. 27; Nov. 24; Dec. 1); fee is $41 until Sept. 14, then $51.

There’s still room in the following:

  • Friday Playgroup: Kids of all ages can get the wiggles out at this parent-supervised group that will meet at City Park while the weather is wonderful and move indoors when it turns chilly. A brief activity will be provided, along with time for free play. Space is limited indoors, so be sure to register. Playgroup will meet from 9:30 to 11 a.m. the first, second and third Fridays of the month from Sept. 7 to Oct. 19 at City Park, and from Nov. 2 to Dec. 21 at the Plymouth Youth Center; fee is $10/family.
  • Hiking Club: Enjoy a weekly group hike in the Kettle Moraine Forest and along other trails in our area. The same hike will be offered each week at various times, beginning the week of Sept. 10. There is no fee, but you must register to receive the monthly hike schedule and you will need a state park sticker.  
  • Dog Obedience - Basic Manners: Dogs ages 6 months and older will learn basic commands (sit, down, stay, wait, come, and leave it) as well as walking on a leash and meeting other dogs. Class will meet with Julie Cramer, who has 30 years of experience, from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. Wednesdays from Sept. 5 to Oct. 10 on the west side of Fairview Elementary School, 300 Salem Drive; fee is $50 ($42 for Generations members and district residents ages 62 and up).
  • Dog Obedience - Beyond Basic Manners: This new class provides a chance for dogs that have already taken an obedience class to continue learning new commands. Class will meet with Julie Cramer from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. Wednesdays from Sept. 5 to Oct. 10 at Fairview; fee is $50 ($42 for Generations members and district residents ages 62 and up).
  • Tumbling/Gymnastics: Students ages 3 and up will learn floor work, tumble track, balance beam and parallel bars. Classes will meet with YMCA instructors on Friday evenings (times vary by level) from Sept. 14 to Oct. 5 at Riverview Middle School, 300 Riverside Circle; fee is $30.
  • Kayaking: This opportunity allows those ages 6 and up to experience a great recreational activity, with kayaks (weight limit 250 pounds), paddles and life preservers provided. Kayakers will meet with instructor Adrienne Barrett from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Mondays Sept. 10 and 24 and Oct. 8 on the Mullet River, and from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13 at Gerber Lake. Fee is $40; call for a special family rate.

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 2018 Course Listings. 
• Visit our Facebook page, where we share information regularly about our many learning and wellness offerings for community members of all ages. 
• Email commedrec@plymouth.k12.wi.us, call (920) 892-5068, or visit the Community Ed & Rec office on the north end of Plymouth High School, 125 Highland Ave.