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Yoga Moves Spring Series 2

with person Melanie Back
on calendar_today March 30th to May 4th, 2020
credit_card Fee: $30

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Balance and center yourself with an evening yoga class taught by Melanie Back. Build a strong foundation in body awareness by allowing yourself to explore your own personal experience of yoga through inner focus. Creative hatha mixed with multiple movement modalities make this course great for beginning to intermediate levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat.

Register by March 27

Instructor Melanie Back began her study of yoga through the CLASS program. Her journey led her to the Shambhava School of Yoga in Rollinsville, Colo. where she received her 200 hour yoga teacher certification along with certifications in vinyasa Flow and Yoga for healing. Since then she has completed recently courses with Jason Crandell and Yoga Detour.

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Yin Yang Yoga Spring Series 2

with person JoAnn McClure
on calendar_today April 1st to 29th, 2020
credit_card Fee: $30

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This yoga class is designed for all levels of yogis, including beginners. Enjoy the benefits of slow flow yoga movement and long stretching during this one-hour Yin Yang class. Yin is a passive, transformative style of yoga in which participants hold postures for minutes at a time. Slow down and tune in while you lengthen and therapeutically release joints, muscles, ligaments and other connective tissues in your body. Yang yoga promotes the more active aspect of yoga in a slow flow, gentle style. Combined, we will work on muscles, blood flow, strength, flexibility and balance to promote a healthy life. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat.

Register by March 29

Instructor Jo Ann McClure is a certified yoga instructor with 200 hours of training through A Work in Progress Yoga Studio in Salina. Jo Ann began her yoga journey through CLASS, which initiated a dream to become an instructor. A CLASS enthusiast, Jo Ann considers one of her hobbies lifelong learning, having taken a wide variety of classes over the years.

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Zumba Gold Spring Series 3

with person Angelina Lawrence
on calendar_today April 1st to 24th, 2020
credit_card Fee: $25

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This easy-to-follow program lets you get moving at your own speed. Zumba® Gold is a fitness program designed to take exciting Latin and international dance rhythms created in the original Zumba® and bring them to the active older adult, beginners or those not used to exercising. Created to emphasize the basics, Zumba® Gold is guaranteed to provide you with a safe and effective total body workout.

Register by March 29

Instructor Angelina Lawrence has been a certified Zumba® Instructor since 2010. She has always loved dance, and joining the YMCA in 2006 is what introduced her to Zumba®. She is now certified in Zumba Toning, Zumba Gold and Aqua Zumba. Angelina loves helping people improve their health and fitness through this exciting dance style.

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Your Credit Matters: Understanding Credit Reports and Scores

with person Deb Wood
on calendar_today April 6th, 2020
credit_card Fee: Free

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Is your credit score keeping you from achieving your goals? If you are seeking a job, a credit card, renting or buying a home, you know by now that your credit will either help you or hurt you. This workshop will teach you everything you need to know about credit reporting, scoring and how your actions impact your reports. This class is a must if you are applying for credit of any type. Don’t wait to find out the hard way. Learn all about the ins and outs of credit and how to restore your score!

Register by April 3

Instructor Deb Wood serves as the Family Resource Management agent for K-State Research and Extension Central Kansas District office serving Saline and Ottawa counties. She earned her master’s degree in personal financial planning from Kansas State University, and is a Certified Financial Planner™.

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Wooden Bunny

with person Megan Haden
on calendar_today March 30th, 2020
credit_card Fee: $35

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Wooden Bunny: 10-inches by 3-feet, bring your own bow! You’ll paint your bunny during class time. Do you need some grown-up craft time? Join Megan Haden at her Blue Barn Door {studio} for these sophisticated step-by-step projects you will create and take home at the end of the evening. Your project will be ready to display in your home or give as a gift. Megan provides all the supplies you’ll need, and you will get to choose your favorite colors and sayings for customizing each project to your taste. Crafting aprons are available. You’re welcome to BYOB!

Register by March 26

Megan Haden is an instructor at Blue Barn Door {studio}. Megan has been painting signs for several years and loves to help others create. Blue Barn Door {studio} focuses on step-by-step guided instruction in a fun and stress-free environment; bring your friends or come solo and unleash your creativity! And don't worry, Megan is experienced at working even “craft challenged” students through all the steps and techniques that will allow you to have a project that you are proud of.

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Tree & Shrub Care 101: Managing Your Plant Investments

with person Jason Graves
on calendar_today March 31st, 2020
credit_card Fee: $5

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Trees and shrubs can represent a large investment of time and money for many homeowners. Just like any other investment, it is important to take an active stance toward protecting the health and longevity of the trees and shrubs that provide many ongoing benefits for local homes, farms and businesses. In this class we will take a thorough look at tree and shrub care with added emphasis on a proactive and preventative approaches to avoid many common problems. With this knowledge tailored for our local environment, you'll be prepared to take the next step toward the proper care of your own trees and shrubs. You will receive a native containerized tree or shrub from the Kansas Forest Service.

Register by March 28

Jason studied horticulture at Kansas State University and his degree is in Landscape and Turf Management. He worked in the plant health field for several years before becoming Horticulture Agent with K-State Research and Extension in the Central Kansas District. He is an active gardener himself and enjoys the work of helping other area residents find ways to grow their plants in the diverse and often challenging Kansas climate.

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Spring Chess

with person Anatoly Karpov School of Chess
on calendar_today March 31st to May 5th, 2020
credit_card Fee: $15

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Playing the game of chess offers players a unique opportunity for lifelong learning including strategy, tactics and concentration. Each week, chess instructors Dwight Ford, of Anatoly Karpov School of Chess, and Glenn Gustitus will support players with handouts and encourage the use of strategy through instruction before club play. While playing, you will learn common patterns, how to methodically build a position, set traps and analyze variations depending on your level of play.

Register by March 28

Instructor Dwight Ford is the current President of the Anatoly Karpov School of Chess in Lindsborg. He helps with teaching kids and adults beginning chess fundamentals and tactics. He manages the "Social Chess Hour" in Lindsborg on Monday evenings for adults and is a volunteer with the Salina Area Chess Club. He teaches a tactics class in the fall for middle school aged youth. Instructor Glenn Gustitus holds a Master of Arts in psychology and specialized in child and adolescent counseling. He has been playing and teaching the benefits of chess as president of the Salina Area Chess Club. He is the social outreach committee chair with the Anatoly Karpov Chess School of Lindsborg.

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Rural Americana Art: Barn Quilt Painting

with person Lori Hambright
on calendar_today April 16th, 2020
credit_card Fee: $30

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While exploring rural Kansas, you have likely seen beautiful barn quilts displayed on barns, but they also make a unique addition to porches, fence railings, garden sheds and landscape arrangements. In this course, you will work to create your own 1-by-1-foot square barn quilt suitable for outdoor display. Students will pick from pre-drawn quilt patterns and choose the paint colors for their board. Your course fee includes all materials, and you do not need to have artistic experience for this course. Please wear casual clothes you wouldn’t mind getting paint on. If you’d like to bring a snack to share, we will have an area set up in the back of the room for nibbling and visiting.

Register by April 9

Instructor Lori Hambright, is the coordinator of the Barn Quilt Trails in Dickinson County. She has taught beginning barn quilting for six years. She has directed community projects and was honored to create the first-ever Presidential Library quilt of Barn Quilts in honor of the 75th anniversary of WWII’s D-Day invasion of Normandy.

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Pinterest Night Meeting 3

with person Eileen Thibault
on calendar_today April 16th, 2020
credit_card Fee: $15 open_in_new Join Wait List

Do you love crafting and Pinterest-ing but never find the time to get to all those projects? Join this hands-on, step-by-step guided class, and create the Pinterest “surprise” craft selected by your instructor, Eileen. Your surprise Pinterest craft project will be revealed during class, and all supplies will be provided by your instructor.

Register by April 9

Eileen Thibault is a local crafter experienced in using a variety of mediums. She has taught Pinterest classes for several years for Salina Public Library. Eileen has a home workshop where she makes projects that she often donates to fundraisers. She loves sharing her joy of crafting with others. She believes that there are no “failed projects,” because crafting is not always supposed to be perfect. It’s supposed to be fun!

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Nourishing Herbs for Women’s Health

with person Melinda Graham
on calendar_today May 2nd, 2020
credit_card Fee: $35

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Many herbs have medicinal components and then there are those that are considered especially nourishing. In this class we will explore three of those herbs and the manner in which they enhance our health and well-being. The gentle power of these plants can be used to renew energy, balance immune function, and restore a sense of calm awareness. The philosophy and tradition of Wise Woman, allopathic and Heroic approaches to health and healing, and the science and lore of the plants will be discussed. You will go home with herbs and ideas of how to incorporate their use in your daily life. We will prepare and sample simple herbal teas and infusions in class. Bring along your favorite mug or use ours!

Register by April 25

Facilitator Melinda (Mindy) Graham, R.N., HTCP/I, FCN, is a nurse and energy medicine practitioner. She holds certification in Healing Touch, and is a HealthRHYTHMS drum empowerment facilitator. Mindy sees clients in private practice, provides classes and presentations, and creates drum events through Sparrow Song Healing Arts based in Chase County, Kan. She specializes in working holistically with women, infants and children with special needs.

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