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Buffalo Plaid Sign

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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Chinese Arts: Calligraphy

with person Kansas State Confucius Institue
on calendar_today April 15th to 22nd, 2020
credit_card Fee: $10 open_in_new Register

Chinese calligraphy is a form of calligraphy widely practiced in China and revered in the Chinese cultural sphere, which often includes Japan, Taiwan, Korea and Vietnam. The calligraphic tradition of East Asia is regarded as an art form in which writings are appreciated only for their aesthetic qualities. Interestingly, Chinese calligraphy can also be enjoyed simply as a practice in writing, without aspiring to artistic creation. In this class, you will work with a native Chinese language speaker who will instruct you on proper stroke order of various Chinese characters. Calligraphy practice will begin with brush and water on magic paper. You will also be able to produce several works of calligraphy using ink and paper, including writing your name in Chinese calligraphy.

Register by April 12

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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Chinese Arts: Opera Mask-Painting

with person Kansas State Confucius Institue
on calendar_today April 8th, 2020
credit_card Fee: $10 open_in_new Register

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.

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Cold Process Soap-Making Essentials

with person Mike Neustrom
on calendar_today April 25th, 2020
credit_card Fee: $50

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You will learn the fundamentals of making soap the old fashioned way. Safety is a big part of making sure you are successful. A batch of soap will be made during the class so you can learn the steps required, as well as learning the correct methods for ensuring a great product. You will select four bars of soap to take home at the end of the class in addition to receiving a great soap reference book with directions to make your own soaps at home.

Register by April 22

Instructor Mike Neustrom has been the owner and operator of Prairie Lavender Farm, just north of Salina, for 17 years. He has taught classes for more than 150 students, helping them experience the benefits and joys of using herbs in their daily lives. Mike is also a founding member and past president of the United States Lavender Growers Association.

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Drumming from the Heart

with person Melinda Graham
on calendar_today May 2nd, 2020
credit_card Fee: $30

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This empowerment drum circle was created for women with a desire to recall the peace and power of who they were created to be! Our hearts beat, we breathe, we walk in rhythm and we carry the rhythm of joy, but sometimes amid the challenges in life we feel disconnected and are lost from our rhythm, balance and harmony. Are you ready to recover the deep sense of peace, joy and power you were created to live? Learn a bit about the science and art of drumming for your physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well-being.. No musical or drum experience needed! Drums provided; bring your own if you wish.

Register by April 29

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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Flavors of Spring

with person Roxanne Bell, Karen Black & Valerie Wilson
on calendar_today April 23rd, 2020
credit_card Fee: $30

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Join foodies Roxanne Bell, Karen Black and Valerie Wilson as as they bring their freshest approaches to cooking with spring vegetables and fruits, highlighting the lightness and brightness of these seasonal foods. They will share with you recipes and tastings of their favorite sweet and savory spring crepes, a spinach smoothie, miniature lemon and blueberry bundt cake and a sugar flower garnish demonstration. This spring smorgasbord of tastes will provide you with plenty of new ideas for spinach, rhubarb, radishes and tips on foraging for leafy greens in your own backyard.

Register by April 16

Roxanne Bell, Karen Black and Valerie Wilson are returning CLASS instructors. Roxanne is a registered dietitian and before retirement directed nutrition programs for Salina's Head Start program. Karen and Valerie are K-State master food volunteers. All three love cooking and trying new recipes.

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House Plant Parenting 101

with person Sheila Kjelberg
on calendar_today April 18th, 2020
credit_card Fee: $32

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Join potted plant enthusiast Sheila Kjellberg as she guides you through the basic plant care requirements for potted plants in and around your home. Sheila will share her tips and tricks for troubleshooting house plant care. During class you will mix your own potting soil. Then in a modern terra cotta pot, you’ll plant your zig zag cactus and string of pearls into the freshly mixed soil to take home. Wear clothes that are comfortable and can get a little soil on them.

Regiser by April 11

Sheila Kjellberg is a novice plant parent. What started as one cactus has become a potted plant family. When she’s not making sure her plant babies get the love they need, she is reading a book, slinging coffee at Ad Astra or assisting in the birth of a new baby.

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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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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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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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