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 January-April 2018 Course Listings.
•  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:

  • Adult Woodworking is for those interested in working on wood-related projects of all types. New participants will work closely with the instructor 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 with instructor Ralph Gunkel from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays from Jan. 24 to March 7 in the construction lab at Plymouth High School; fee is $67 ($53 for Generations members and district residents ages 62 and up) until Jan. 12, then $77 (plus the cost of materials for projects).
  • From the Garden – Infused Oils, Salves & Lotions: Learn to make herbal-infused oils with plants from your garden. Make and take home an infused oil, a salve, and a lotion, as well as recipes and an understanding of their therapeutic applications. Class will meet with instructor Linda Conroy, owner of Moonwise Herbs, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday Feb. 5; fee is $36 until Jan. 26 (then $46), which includes all supplies.
  • Mural Masterpieces: All students in grades two through six – not just those at Fairview Elementary School – are invited to have fun, be artistic and be a part of a creative team. Students 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. Tuesdays from Feb. 6 to March 20 in the Fairview Art Room; fee is $25 until Jan. 26 (then $35).
  • Artisan Sourdough Bread: Participants are invited to put bread’s bad reputation to rest and create healthy homemade versions of store-bought favorites, by making the fermented bread of our grandparents with a live sourdough starter and hands-on mixing, kneading and flavoring. Those in the class will sample a variety of loaves, and enjoy a complimentary bowl of homemade soup. A base dough will be provided, and participants will leave with four loaves at various stages in the bread-making process, one starter of sourdough, and step-by-step instructions. Participants should bring a large mixing bowl for dough transport, two loaf pans (9”x5”x2.5”), ingredients to flavor their loaves (such as raisins, cinnamon, flax seeds, cheese, pesto, sun-dried tomatoes, etc.), and an apron (optional). Class will meet with Kate Pearce, wellness coach and heirloom gardener, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15 at Plymouth High School, 125 Highland Ave.; fee is $45 until Feb. 2, then $55.

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

  • Excel 2013-Level 1: Participants will develop basic computer skills in Excel 2013 as they create, edit and format Excel spreadsheets. Class 25652 will meet Wednesdays from Jan. 31 to Feb. 7; fee is $30.83 (seniors $11), which includes a jump drive to keep.
  • Exploring Beekeeping: Get an introduction and overview on beekeeping, including the history of bees, understanding beehives, the life cycle of a honey bee, byproducts of the hive, and an overall understanding of hobby beekeeping. You will be able to make a well-informed decision about keeping bees after this class. Students receive a set of “beekeeping trading cards,” which illustrate and describe bees and beekeeping techniques. Class 25628 will meet from 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 3; fee is $17.72.
  • ServSafe Certification: Satisfies Wisconsin Statute HSS196.19(2)(a) requirements and includes classroom activity, textbook readings, and the testing for food handling certification. Class 25516 will meet from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays from Feb. 14 to March 7; fee is $119.16 ($79.50 for those ages 62 and up), which does not include the DHSS filing fee.
  • How To Use Your iPad: Now that you have an iPad, do you know how to use it? Find out how to set up an iTunes account, how to purchase apps, and how to customize features. Class 25638 will meet Mondays from Feb. 5 to 12; fee is $24.33 (or $4.50 for district residents ages 62 and up).
  • Perennial Planting: Learn to incorporate perennial plantings into your yard and garden design, including how to select plants, prepare beds, and care for hardy perennials. Class 25646 meets Thursday, Feb. 15; fee is $17.72 (seniors $4.50).
  • App Attack Apps for Everyday Life: Learn about the many apps that are available to you for free or at a nominal cost on your smart phone or tablet. Apps can assist you in your daily tasks, travel, budgeting, entertainment, and much more! While this class is a companion class to “How To Use Your iPad,” the apps and information covered can be useful for other Apple touch-screen products like the iPhone and iPod Touch or an Android phone and tablet. Class 25639 will meet Mondays from Feb. 19 to 26; fee is $24.33 (seniors $4.50).
  • Excel 2013-Level 2: Students build more Excel knowledge and review the skills learned in Excel 2013-Level 1. They will concentrate on the development of formulas using relative and absolute referencing, and use of the following functions: sum, average, max, min, now, and If. Students also create a chart to display a pictorial representation of data from spreadsheets. Class 25653 will meet Wednesdays from Feb. 21 to 28; fee is $30.83 (seniors $11), which includes a jump drive to keep.
  • Small Engine Repair: Participants will learn to perform maintenance on small engines, and how to troubleshoot, make minor repairs, and set up a maintenance routine for small engines. Class 25637 will meet Thursdays from March 1 to 22; fee is $44.16.
  • Beekeeping - Level 1: Learn how to start a backyard beekeeping hobby. The class includes an in-depth look at the hive cycle, apiary set up, Langstroth hive step up, installation of honeybees, general hive maintenance, and problem solving. Safety precautions and beekeeper first-aid also will be discussed. Class 25629 will meet from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 3; fee is $17.72
  • Digital Photography with Your Smart Device: Learn how to take a photo with your phone or tablet – and also what you can do with your photos! Topics will include how to view and delete photos, how to edit photos, how to share photos, how to create photo projects and order them, and the various digital photography apps available for your smart device. Class 25640 will meet Mondays from March 5 to 12; fee is $24.33 (seniors $4.50).
  • Home Landscape Design: Create a landscape design for your business or home. Develop a plan using flowers, shrubs, trees, structures, and your own creativity to add texture and design to a landscape. Class includes an individual review of plans with the instructor. Class 25648 meets from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays from March 14 to 21; fee is $17.72 (seniors $4.50).
  • Spanish for Travelers-1: Get a quick and confident grasp of some basic Spanish phrases to make your trip to Spanish-speaking countries more enjoyable. The class will introduce you to the basics of Spanish pronunciation and sounds. Class 25599 will meet Wednesdays from March 21 to April 11; fee is $37.55.
  • Shade Gardening: Learn from a master gardener about the numerous plants that thrive in minimal sunlight. Discover an extensive list of new and old annuals, perennials, ground covers, and shrubs that can be combined in exciting and beautiful ways for shady places. You’ll also learn how to develop a shade garden under trees. Class 25650 will meet Tuesday, April 3; fee is $17.72 (seniors $4.50).
  • Vegetable Gardening: Get started or improve your large or small vegetable garden and learn about seed germination, cropping methods, insect and disease problems, as well as organic, square foot and vertical gardening. Class 25651 will meet Wednesday, April 11; fee is $17.72 (seniors $4.50).
  • Beekeeping - Level 2: This class focuses on the needs of an established hive, including feeding methods, managing pests and parasites, and identifying and treating infectious organisms. This class will also cover trouble-shooting and common challenges of ongoing hive management. Class 25636 will meet from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 14; fee is $17.72.
  • Workplace Spanish: Educators and others will learn basic Spanish to communicate with Spanish-speaking students, customers, or co-workers. This course teaches basic vocabulary and conversational phrases to use in a workplace setting. Students will practice pronunciation and learn minimal grammatical structures to aide in the understanding of the Spanish language. Class 25595 will meet Tuesdays from May 8 to 22; fee is $77.55 (seniors $44.50).

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