Current opportunities

Community Education & Recreation offers popular fitness & aquatic classes, as well as learning & wellness opportunities for everyone from toddlers to senior citizens.

 

Quick Links

• View or download the complete September-December 2018 Course Listings.
• View or download the Fall 2018 guide to LTC enrichment classes.
•  Online registration: this option, which no longer carries a service charge, allows you to pay with a credit card and to receive immediate confirmation of enrollment.
• Printable registration form  to mail or bring to Community Ed & Rec, 125 Highland Ave., Plymouth WI 53073.
 

What is offered?

Upcoming classes include:
  • 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.
  • Around Our Town: This is a new 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.
  • 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.
  • Grow Your Own Microgreens: This new class will explore what microgreens are and how they differ from sprouts, the nutritional value of microgreens, and how to plant your own. Choose from sunflower, mustard, arugula, radish, or kale seeds. Class will meet with instructor Debra Denzer of Terra Sol Gardens from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4; fee is $26 until Sept. 21 (then $36), which includes all materials.
  • Mural Masterpieces: Students in grades two through six will work together to create a large theme-based mural for the school, plus a smaller one to take home. Class will meet with art teacher Field Lehmann from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursdays from Oct. 4 to Nov. 15 at Horizon Elementary School, 411 S. Highland Ave.; fee is $25 until Sept. 21, then $35.
  • Parenting in a “Smart” World: Parents, grandparents, caregivers and other community members are invited to learn about safety in our electronic world. Plymouth School Police Liaison Officer Lindsay Baumhardt and Horizon Elementary School Principal Dena Budrecki will discuss precautions to take with cell phones, app safety, internet behaviors, and drug awareness in light of today’s technology. Class will meet from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2; there is no fee, but please register by Sept. 28.
  • Delivered! A Night Out for Expecting Parents: Dr. Cindy Munson of Chiro-Health will present an empowering journey toward your ideal birth and beyond. Class will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9; fee is $5 until Sept. 28, then $15.

View online descriptions of all of our current general, fitness, aquatic and youth & family courses.

View or print a copy of our current course guide. Copies also may be found at locations throughout the community.

 

How do I register?

Register online: By registering online you can pay with a credit card and get immediate confirmation of enrollment. No more service charge!

Print a registration form: Mail or bring it to our office in Plymouth High School, 125 Highland Ave., Plymouth WI 53073.

Learn more:

• Email us at commedrec@plymouth.k12.wi.us.
• Call us at (920) 892-5068.
• Stop by our office on the north end of Plymouth High School, 125 Highland Ave.
Sign up for our e-newsletter, which is sent each month and when registration opens for each session.
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LTC classes at PHS

Lakeshore Technical College offers a number of classes in the LTC-Plymouth Science and Technology Center at Plymouth High School.

Upcoming lifestyle and leisure classes, which meet from 6 to 9 p.m. unless otherwise noted, include:

  • Workplace Spanish: Those who need to communicate with Spanish-speaking students, customers, or co-workers will learn basic vocabulary and conversational phrases. Students will practice pronunciation and learn minimal grammatical structures to aid in understanding the Spanish language. Class 64503 will meet Tuesdays from Sept. 11 to 25; fee is $78.05 ($44.50 for those age 62 and up).
  • Welding Basics and Beyond: The course includes general shop safety, introduction to oxygen/fuel gas supply systems, the oxy/fuel cutting process, plasma cutting, basic cutting and finishing equipment, and the GMAW (Gas Metal Arc-Welding) system, equipment and process. Class 65368 will meet Wednesdays from Sept. 26 to Dec. 5; fee is $152.65 (seniors $52).
  • Digital Photography with Your Smart Device: Learn not only how to take a photo with your phone or tablet, but also what you can do with your photos after you have taken them. Topics include how to take, view, delete, edit and share photos, as well as how to create photo projects and how to use various digital photography apps. Class 65378 will meet Mondays from Oct. 1 to 8; fee is $24.63 (seniors $4.50).
  • ServSafe Certification: This course satisfies Wisconsin Statute HSS196.19(2)(a) requirements and includes classroom activity, textbook readings, and testing for food handling certification. Class 65440 meets Tuesdays from Oct. 2 to 30; fee is $119.76 (seniors $79.50), which does not include the DHSS filing fee.
  • Spanish for Travelers-1: Get a quick and confident grasp of basic Spanish phrases to make your trip to Spanish-speaking countries more enjoyable. Class 65443 will meet Wednesdays from Oct. 10 to 24; fee is $38.05.
  • Beginning Jewelry: Create a pair of freshwater pearl earrings using basic tools and simple jewelry techniques, including bending, forming and finishing. Class 65610 will meet from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5; fee is $32.92, which includes all supplies.

Learn more:
• To register, call LTC at (888) 468-6582.
View or download a complete Fall 2018 guide to LTC personal enrichment classes.