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Alcohol Marker Color Blending

with person Pam Wells
on calendar_today January 18th, 2020
credit_card Fee: $40

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Learn how to create artist-quality color-blending using Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers. The demonstration from instructor Pam Wells will include blending light and dark shades of the same color, blending different colors and using a color lifter. Participants will practice using alcohol markers and receive 5 markers to take home and continue creating with. Please bring a sack lunch.

Register by Jan. 4

Instructor Pam Wells has been employed by the State of Kansas as a district court reporter for more than 30 years. She primarily does stamping as a hobby, though enjoys hosting classes and workshops to share her love of the craft with others. She has been demonstrating card making and crafts since 2005.

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Beginning Mandarin Chinese Language & Culture Preview

with person Kansas State Confucius Institue
on calendar_today March 18th to April 22nd, 2020
credit_card Fee: $62

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Are you curious about the Chinese Language? Chinese is the most widely spoken language in the world with over one billion native speakers. This practical and fun Mandarin Chinese class will be taught by a native Chinese language speaker from Kansas State University Confucius Institute. This will be a six-week class for beginners. Each class will include one hour of language instruction followed by one hour of Chinese arts and crafts, including ink-painting, paper-cutting, opera mask painting and calligraphy. Anyone with an interest in learning Chinese is welcome.

Register by March 15

Kansas State University launched its Confucius Institute in April 2015 in partnership with China’s Jilin University and Hanban (Confucius Institute Headquarters). Its mission is: -To promote, enhance and elevate understanding of the Chinese language and culture at K-State and the greater Manhattan community. ‌-To create exchanges between U.S. and Chinese academic institutions and communities. -K-State Confucius Institute has promoted a series of collaborations between K-State colleges, departments and units and China’s Jilin University.

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Beginning Spanish Plus Preview

with person Dina Girón
on calendar_today February 4th to 27th, 2020
credit_card Fee: $75

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Don’t stop with just one Spanish class! This class is for those who have taken a beginning Spanish course and want to continue to progress in understanding, reading and speaking Spanish. You will build on what you have learned and move toward increasing vocabulary, using verbs and developing your skill and comfort with Spanish. If you have taken Beginning Spanish with CLASS, the book you received will be your workbook. If not, we will have extra copies available for you. Also, bring your Spanish-English dictionary, notebook and pen. Please remember that learning a new language requires practice and dedication. For the fastest progress through Beginning Spanish Plus, set aside 20 minutes twice a week to practice outside of class.

Register by Jan. 28

Instructor Dina Girón was born and raised in El Salvador and has been living in Salina since 1997. She wants to give everyone a chance to learn a second language, English or Spanish, and looks forward to teaching you too.

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Bonsai for Beginners Preview

with person Gerrett Morris
on calendar_today March 5th to 19th, 2020
credit_card Fee: $75

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You will be introduced to every aspect of the art of bonsai in this six hour introductory course. To start professional horticulturist Gerrett Morris will introduce you to what bonsai is, keeping bonsai trees alive in the Kansas climate and the horticulture behind the plant. Next you will plant your very own two-year-old bald cypress seedling into an 8-inch training pot. From there you’ll learn concepts for growing and designing your bonsai. Class will be a combination of lecture, discussion, demonstration and hands-on activity. Students will be invited on a field trip to a nursery on a Saturday outside of class.

Register by Feb. 27

Gerrett Morris has been the zoo horticulturist at Rolling Hills Zoo for 20 years and has been studying bonsai over 10 years. He has also completed Master Gardener training. Gerrett has 15 bonsai trees in his personal collection, made up mostly of Elm and Bald Cypress. First introduced to bonsai after visiting the Chicago Botanical Garden's bonsai collection, Gerrett has been inspired to read many books on the art, viewed hours of training video demonstrations, and is taking an extensive online course. His future goal is to start a bonsai club in Salina for the region.

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Buffalo Plaid Sign Preview

with person Megan Haden
on calendar_today April 20th, 2020
credit_card Fee: $25

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Buffalo Plaid Sign: DIY 10-inch Buffalo Plaid sign, choose from the following sayings It's so good to be home Hope you like dog hair Home Sweet Home Today I choose Joy This is Us 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 April 16

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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Centering Meditation Series 1 Preview

with person Philip Meckley
on calendar_today February 3rd to March 2nd, 2020
credit_card Fee: $15

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As an introduction to centering meditation, this class is designed to give a weekly silent time and still space for the purposes of contemplative centering. Philip will provide students instruction on centering meditation and contemplative silence. Please bring a comfortable cushion to sit on the floor during meditation. If physical requirements limit your ability to sit on the floor, meditation seated in a chair is perfectly appropriate. You need not belong to a specific religious discipline in order to participate.

Register by Jan. 31

Instructor Philip Meckley, Ph.D., is a Professor of religion and philosophy at Kansas Wesleyan University. He enjoys a daily meditation practice in his free time and facilitating group meditation.

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Centering Meditation Series 2 Preview

with person Philip Meckley
on calendar_today March 16th to April 20th, 2020
credit_card Fee: $18

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As an introduction to centering meditation, this class is designed to give a weekly silent time and still space for the purposes of contemplative centering. Philip will provide students instruction on centering meditation and contemplative silence. Please bring a comfortable cushion to sit on the floor during meditation. If physical requirements limit your ability to sit on the floor, meditation seated in a chair is perfectly appropriate. You need not belong to a specific religious discipline in order to participate.

Register by March 13

Instructor Philip Meckley, Ph.D., is a Professor of religion and philosophy at Kansas Wesleyan University. He enjoys a daily meditation practice in his free time and facilitating group meditation.

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Chair Yoga Series 1 Preview

with person Melanie Back
on calendar_today February 18th to March 17th, 2020
credit_card Fee: $20

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Are you looking for lower-impact yoga? In this weekly course, Melanie Back will teach you how you can breathe properly, stretch, strengthen and twist, all while seated. Not just for seniors, these yoga moves can also be used to relax and rejuvenate during the busy workday.

Register by Feb. 15

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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Chair Yoga Series 2 Preview

with person Melanie Back
on calendar_today March 31st to April 20th, 2020
credit_card Fee: $20

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Are you looking for lower-impact yoga? In this weekly course, Melanie Back will teach you how you can breathe properly, stretch, strengthen and twist, all while seated. Not just for seniors, these yoga moves can also be used to relax and rejuvenate during the busy workday.

Register by March 28

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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Chinese Arts & Crafts: All Four Preview

with person Kansas State Confucius Institue
on calendar_today March 18th to April 22nd, 2020
credit_card Fee: $35

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Explore the rich history and culture of China through these guided arts and crafts classes taught by Chinese instructors from Kansas State University Confucius Institute. Instructors will provide all of the supplies you need from start to finish in a casual and fun crafting hour. Take the arts and crafts classes a la carte or all together. Or join the beginning Chinese language class, which includes each of the arts and crafts sessions for free after your lesson!

Register by March 15

Kansas State University launched its Confucius Institute in April 2015 in partnership with China’s Jilin University and Hanban (Confucius Institute Headquarters). Its mission is: -To promote, enhance and elevate understanding of the Chinese language and culture at K-State and the greater Manhattan community. ‌-To create exchanges between U.S. and Chinese academic institutions and communities. -K-State Confucius Institute has promoted a series of collaborations between K-State colleges, departments and units and China’s Jilin University.

Salina Public Library will be closed on Monday, Jan. 20, for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.