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Staci Joer's Cooking - 103130

WISCONSIN FOOD FAVORITES: Demo
Ask someone from another state about the food of Wisconsin and they will most likely say “Beer, Brats, Cheese”. Yet, there is so much more! Wisconsin has some incredible local foods; you can choose from an extraordinary array of edibles: produce from apples cranberries to zucchini; ethnic sausages and grass-fed meats; fish from lake and stream; foraged foods; and specialties like hand-crafted beers and wines and cream puffs.

Tonight, Staci has picked out some favorites that will please your friends and family. You’ll sample…Brat-stickers with Beer-Soy Dipping Sauce; Captains Steak Joynt-style Beer Cheese Fondue with Captains "Chips"; Chicken Booyah; and Cranberry-Cherry Rustic Tart.

SOUTHERN COOKING: Demo
Again join Staci as she takes a peek at the culinary history of a traditional American region…the Deep South! The South is filled with wonderful foods based on the traditions of many different ethnic groups.

You’ll sample…Shrimp-n-Grits; Hot Brown’s; Southern Corn Pudding; and Shoofly Pie.

UPDATED IRISH FOR THE MODERN AMERICAN HOME: Demo
We’re going to celebrate the “Wearing o’ the Green” and St. Patrick’s Day with an evening of Irish Culinary History, some traditional Irish dishes, and lots of recipes.

You’ll sample…Staci's version of Corned Beef & Cabbage; Butter Braised Carrots and Potatoes Colcannon; Guinness Cupcakes with Chocolate-Whiskey Filling & Baileys Cream Cheese Icing.

YOOPER PASTY COOKING CLASS: HANDS ON
Pasty (rhymes with nasty--but that is definitely not its description) originated with Cornish miners who migrated to Michigan's Upper Peninsula in the 1800's. They brought with them their beloved national dish: the pasty. The Finnish miners that followed adopted these meat pies as their own (easily transportable for long subterranean days!), and the pasty became such a large part of the regional culture that there's an annual pasty festival in early summer.

Do you love them? Have you always wanted to make them, but didn't know how? Well, this is the class for you!

We're gonna “chop, dice, slice and bake up” a batch of pasties and each person will get to take home three (3) to eat or freeze. These delectable pastry pockets are filled with beef and pork, potatoes, onions, carrots and, of course, rutabaga! Note: Please bring a chef’s knife and a paring knife (safely wrapped for transport), an apron, and a baking tray to take home your pasties.

GRILLED CHEESE & MORE: Demo
Cooked bread and cheese is an ancient food according to food historians, popular across the world in many cultures. Evidence indicates that, in the U.S., the modern version of the “Grilled Cheese Sandwich” originated in the 1920's when inexpensive sliced bread and American cheese became readily available. But tonight, we are going beyond the weird yellow cheese squares and taking it up a notch. These sandwiches are hearty and filling and delicious, yet still give you that childhood comfort food feeling.

You'll sample...Gluten-free Grilled Cheese on Cauliflower “Bread”; Deep-fried Salami & Pickle Grilled Cheese; Whole Grain Grilled Buttermilk Bleu Cheese with Smashed Avocado & Roasted Tomatoes; and Brussel Sprout & Mushroom Grilled Cheese with Prosciutto.

BACKYARD SUMMER FAVORITES: Demo

Staci’s got some new and fun recipes for you to get you ready for the summer cooking season! These family-friendly recipes will get everyone excited for summer supper—they're even better if you eat them al fresco!

While thinking of summer coming, you'll sample...
Peanut Butter-stuffed and Bacon-wrapped Jalapenos; Beer Can Bacon Burgers Stuffed with Mushrooms, Cheese & Peppers; Backyard Smashed Spuds; Grilled Asparagus; and Pound Cake with Fresh Berries & Dark Chocolate.

  Activity Description Dates Times Meet Days Locations Ages Price       Status
103130-02
Southern Cooking
02/27/2018 -02/27/2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tu
Gdale High School
16-99
$0.00/$0.00
Unavailable
103130-03
Irish For American
03/13/2018 -03/13/2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tu
Gdale High School
16-99
$0.00/$0.00
Available
103130-04
Yooper Pasty
03/27/2018 -03/27/2018
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tu
Gdale High School
16-99
$0.00/$0.00
Waitlist
103130-05
Grilled Cheese
04/17/2018 -04/17/2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tu
Gdale High School
16-99
$0.00/$0.00
Available
103130-06
Backyard Summer Favorites
05/15/2018 -05/15/2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tu
Gdale High School
16-99
$0.00/$0.00
Available

Julie Toman Series - 103131

Let's Make Soup!
Soup is nutritious, can help maintain or lose weight and it’s tasty! It isn’t hard to make and can feed a crowd. It’s also great to eat half and freeze half. This can feed small families several times for the same effort. Making your own soup allows more control over ingredients, including more real food instead of chemicals in your diet.

This class will discuss some nutrition information and tips for using homemade soup in weekly menu planning. Participants will then make a variety of soups to sample.
Note: Bring containers because there should be some extra to take home.

Probiotic Drinks and Foods
Probiotics are good for you and probiotic foods/drinks taste good too. Find out possible health benefits of probiotic rich foods and beverages which include supporting the immune and digestive systems. Sample an assortment of drinks and foods from yogurt to kombucha.
Water kefir is a probiotic drink lower in calories than dairy kefir or yogurt and it is dairy free. It’s easy to culture, inexpensive and can be flavored in many ways. Sample different flavored kefirs.
Note: Take home water kefir culture so you can make your own. Class includes instructions, jars and kefir culture.

  Activity Description Dates Times Meet Days Locations Ages Price       Status
103131-02
Drinks and Food
03/22/2018 -03/22/2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Th
Gdale Middle School
16-99
$0.00/$0.00
Available

Demo Cooking Series - 103140

IRISH POTATOES ARE SMILIN'
Potatoes are enjoyed around the world, but the Irish, in particular, have featured potatoes in their cuisine for centuries. Potatoes can be stored for months and have traditionally been one of those ingredients that can sustain a family all winter. As we approach spring and St. Paddy’s Day, come to this cooking demonstration to enjoy a traditional Irish Potato Salad, as well as an easy Potato Chowder. Recipes will be shared to use at home while sampling Julie’s creations!

DUTCH DAY
For decades, the Dutch have celebrated the birthday of their monarchs at the end of April. Food is an important part of the holiday. Because the official color of Dutch royalty is orange, much of the holiday food features an orange hue. While our menu won’t be distinctly orange, it will be distinctly Dutch with Gehacktballen met Jus (meatballs and gravy) and Poffertjes (puffy pancakes). The savory meatballs are very versatile and leftovers (if you have any!) can be used in tasty sandwiches. The pancakes are served with butter and powdered sugar and provide a sweet end to the birthday celebration. Recipes will be shared to use at home to prepare Dutch Day treats for family and friends…while sampling Julie’s creations!

  Activity Description Dates Times Meet Days Locations Ages Price       Status
103140-01
Irish Potatoes are Smilin'
03/07/2018 -03/07/2018
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
W
Gdale High School
18-99
$0.00/$0.00
Available
103140-02
Dutch Day
04/23/2018 -04/23/2018
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
M
Gdale High School
18-99
$0.00/$0.00
Available

Incredible Toddlers - 103175

INCREDIBLE TODDLERS
Preschoolers (Ages 2-3) with parent/care giver
Kate Heinzman, Instructor

Discover how much your toddler can do at this class! You will explore science, art and movement, all around different themes.
This is a time where you as a parent/caregiver, can interact with your toddler while learning and having fun. As your toddler is doing their thing, the instructor will be explaining why this activity is important to your child’s growth and development. The instructor will also have handy tips that you can do at home. Class includes all supplies

DINOSAURS
Come and explore all about Dinosaurs! Your little paleontologist will be singing songs, listening to stories about dinosaurs, making fossils and their very own stegosaurus hat.
Note: Please note any food allergies at the time of registration.

ST PATRICK'S DAY CELEBRATION
Come for some St. Patrick’s Day Fun! We will be learning about leprechaun’s and making our very own leprechaun traps to catch the leprechaun on St. Patrick’s Day!
Note: Please note any food allergies at the time of registration. Same materials covered in each session.

  Activity Description Dates Times Meet Days Locations Ages Price       Status
103175-01
Dinosaurs
02/10/2018 -02/24/2018
10:00 am -10:35 am
Sa
Gdale Education Cent
$0.00/$0.00
Full
103175-02
St Patrick's Day Celebration
03/08/2018 -03/08/2018
6:00 pm - 6:35 pm
Th
Gdale Education Cent
$0.00/$0.00
Available
103175-03
St Patrick's Day Celebration
03/10/2018 -03/10/2018
10:00 am -10:35 am
Sa
Gdale Education Cent
$0.00/$0.00
Available

ZUMBINI - 103190

Dance, giggle, wiggle, sing and play! Little ones explore music, vocalization, movement and coordination while playing with drums, shakers, scarves, bells and more! Created by Zumba Fitness®, this fun and upbeat class uses contemporary music and international rhythms. Parent participates with child so come dressed for activity.

Class fee does not include required materials - special Zumbini songbook and 2-CD bundle $35 per family/ per 8 session class – paid at time of registration.

Note: Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver who will be actively involved in working with and guiding their child through the activities. Please come dressed in comfortable clothing that permits movement, and socks.

FREE TRY IT DAY Be sure to check our current program guide, this class might have a free try it day before the scheduled class semester starts for you to "Try it, You will Like It".

  Activity Description Dates Times Meet Days Locations Ages Price       Status
103190-01
Jan/ Zumbini Thu AM
02/08/2018 -03/29/2018
9:15 am -10:00 am
Th
Community Center
0.5-4
$0.00/$0.00
Cancelled

Shannon Francis Series - 103250

MAKE YOUR OWN NATURAL SOAP
Have you ever wanted to make your own soap? Soap making is an easy and fun activity that has been passed down through the generations. This is your opportunity to learn how to create a batch using easy to find ingredients. Participants will learn how to mix lye and oils together safety and add colors and scents to create a completely unique bar. The class will go home with 3-4 bars that they created in class after a fun and interactive class!

THE PATH TO HOME OWNERSHIP
Buying a home is the most important transaction you will ever do and this course will prepare you for everything you need to know before you start looking. We will start off with the owner of a mortgage company who will walk you through the pre-approval process. Participants will learn what a lender will be looking for and have an opportunity to get all their questions answered. We will discuss the current housing market and the importance of the pre-approval letter as well as how finding the right realty can help you in the negotiation side of the purchase.

Joe Banske is the owner of Cherry Creek mortgage and Shannon Francis is a licensed realtor with Realty Executives Southeast

CREATE YOUR OWN BODY BUTTER
The winter is a great time to learn how to create your very own natural body butter to get through all the dry months ahead. In this class you will learn how to bring together 3 easy ingredients into a luxuriously creamy mixture. Participants can choose from a variety of essential oil to create their own scent to a 4 oz. container to take home!

ALL NATURAL HOMEMADE LAUNDRY SOAP
Store bought laundry soaps contain a variety of harsh chemicals that can cause rashes for sensitive people as well as phosphates that do environmental damage. There are natural alternatives that work just as effectively that have been used for generations. In this class, you will create a homemade batch of hard process soap which will be the basis for the recipe for laundry “bombs” that are pre-measured for one load of laundry. This laundry soap can be used in all types of laundry machines. Everyone will go home with enough supplies for several batches of laundry.

  Activity Description Dates Times Meet Days Locations Ages Price       Status
103250-S1
MYO Body Butter
03/07/2018 -03/07/2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
W
Community Center
18-99
$0.00/$0.00
Available
103250-S2
MYO Homemade Laundry Soap
03/14/2018 -03/14/2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
W
Community Center
18-99
$0.00/$0.00
Available
103250-W1
MYO Natural Soap
02/07/2018 -02/07/2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
W
Community Center
18-99
$0.00/$0.00
Unavailable

Genealogy - 103401

In this 4-week program, you will learn about the terms and tools of the trade to assist you throughout the course and for your future research. Vital records and primary sources of information will be shared along with Ancestry and other online sources; and finally, a presentation by you and other class participants on work you have done over the prior 3 weeks of the course and where to go next with your research.
Note: Please bring to class each week a thin, three ring binder with subject dividers, loose leaf paper, and blue or black pens, and a red pen.

  Activity Description Dates Times Meet Days Locations Ages Price       Status
103401-08
Digging for your Ancestors
02/26/2018 -03/19/2018
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
M
Canterbury School
14-99
$0.00/$0.00
Unavailable

National Scrapbook Day - 103502

Lyn Johns, Creative Memories Consultant, Hostess

Did you know that since 199, the first Saturday in May has been creatively celebrated as National Scrapbook Day? Join us as we celebrate locally with his special 12 hour crop that includes FOOD, BEVERAGES, DOOR PRIZES and a gift for attending.

Bring your scrapbook projects, supplies, tools and crop the day away. Additional supplies will be available for purchase at this event. Advanced sign up is REQUIRED for planning purposes.

Feel free to also bring your own snacks, drinks - a refrigerator and microwave are available for your use.

  Activity Description Dates Times Meet Days Locations Ages Price       Status
103502-03
18 Nat'l Scrapbook D
04/27/2018 -04/28/2018
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
F, Sa
Community Center
16-99
$0.00/$0.00
Available

Jodi's Art Series - 103521

PREP AND PAINT Stretched canvas and Realistic Abstract Painting
Adults and Teens (Ages 16+)
Jodi Brzezinski, Instructor

Learn how to create your own canvases for painting through the techniques of stretching of loose canvas onto stretcher bars and applying gesso to finish the surface. Learning this technique can save students alot of money and allow you to create whatever size canvas you choose. In this class, we will be creating a standard size canvas.
Using your created stretched canvas, students will be encouraged to try out various methods of application of paint, color and textures in looking at form and composition experimenting with different paint application tools, variety of sizes of brushes and palette knives.

ACRYLIC PAINTING A Blank Canvas... A Stroke of Genius
Adults and Teens (Ages 16+)

If you aspire to continue to advance your acrylic painting techniques, or would like to explore this as a new media, sign up for this class to develop your creative artistic spirit! Jodi’s exciting, enlightening instruction will coach you to creative success!
What a great opportunity for residents with similar interests to gather in this “hands-on” art class while uncorking your inner artist and creating something of your own. Best part is… everything you need to create your own work of art is included for your use in class (canvas, pallet, water-based acrylic paint, and brushes), and you get to take your painting home at the end! Prior acrylic painting experience is a must. All supplies provided but feel free to bring your own brushes and paints for more variety to work with.

OPEN STUDIO Draw or Paint
Adults and Teens (Ages 16+)

Grab your favorite art supplies from home and come on in, have a seat, and off you go! Work from still life objects or pictures to create your drawing or painting in this session while getting your drawing/painting fix, and/or any assistance you would need from Jodi’s knowledge and years of experience.
For more variety in this “Open Studio”, a variety of drawing media (ie. charcoal, pens, pencils, colored pencils) will be available for you to experiment with and possibly discover interest in a new avenue/media!
Come and join us for this “happy hour work time, and learn time”! Pre-registration is required, no drop ins. Class fee is for studio time.

ASIAN INK BRUSH PAINTING
Adults (Ages 18+)

Experience for yourself the art of ink-and-brush painting. Ink and brush painting is the calligraphic line (dancing, plunging, dotting, and flicking to portray the spirit of movement and vitality while capturing the essence of the subject by eliminating all but the most necessary details).
Explore how to simplify visual elements with minimal brush strokes to interpret images with an emphasis placed on the beauty of each individual stroke of the brush.
Learn how the brush techniques include not only line drawing but also the stylized expressions of shade and texture (cunfa) and the dotting methods (dianfa) used mainly to differentiate trees and plants and also for simple embellishment. Program fee includes the pen used to teach this technique.

CALLIGRAPHY
Adults and Teens (Ages 16+)

Learn a “new style” basic calligraphy alphabet, the “Italic Script”. You will also learn this style with a different style of calligraphy pen, known as a “brush tip” pen! Create a clean, flourished look that can be used to address an envelope, write on certificates, decoratively use on cards or scrapbook pages, enhance memorable poems for friends, or even apply to the works you create if you register for the “Ink Brush Painting” class on February 19th (look for this class in this section of the brochure).

BLOCK PRINTING
Adults (Ages 18+)

Block Printing is one of the oldest types of printmaking, and has been around for thousands of years. It is essentially using a carved material covered in ink to transfer an image on to paper, fabric, wood, canvas or any other materials you might want to experiment with at home. Block Printing can be done with wood, linoleum, rubber, or any other materials. We will be working with linoleum. You will find that images that are printed with this technique are typically much bolder than other types of printmaking. As this is done by hand, the ink sits on the surface which adds a raised texture to the paper.
In this two-night class, you will draw, design, and carve your designs on to a block. On the second night, you will use your design block to print utilizing different paper options such as rice paper, card stock, and different color drawing paper to see how each provides a unique look for your designs. Sharp carving tools will be used to carve into the block.

NOTHING BUT EARRINGS
Adults and Teens (Ages 16+)
Brand new styles of earrings! Decorative paper, rice paper, watercolor techniques, and wire will produce two pair of drop earrings. Layers of decorative paper, decorative wire twisting, colorful rice paper (that will be designed to look like stained glass) will be used to create these one-of-a-kind pair of earrings!

COPPER SHEET METAL
Adults and Teens (Ages 16+)

This class will introduce you to the tools and techniques you will need to create and finish jewelry from a copper sheet of metal. You will receive step-by-step instruction on how to create metal cut jewelry by sawing (using a jeweler’s saw), piercing (using a hand drill), filing, and sanding the metal to create this “tag-style” pendant. Learn to add a jump ring to the pendant to finish so it will be ready to hang on any chain, ribbon, etc. you might have at home.

  Activity Description Dates Times Meet Days Locations Ages Price       Status
103521-01
Prep and Paint
01/29/2018 -02/05/2018
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
M
Gdale Middle School
16-99
$0.00/$0.00
Cancelled
103521-03
Acrylic Painting
02/26/2018 -03/12/2018
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
M
Gdale Middle School
15-99
$0.00/$0.00
Unavailable
103521-04
Asian Ink Brush
02/19/2018 -02/19/2018
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
M
Gdale Middle School
18-99
$0.00/$0.00
Unavailable

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