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A Tasting of Celebratory Wines

with person Chad Bowman and Bret Birdsong
on calendar_today December 5th, 2019
credit_card Fee: $45 open_in_new Register

‘Tis the season for sparkling wine! In this class, instructors Chad Bowman and Bret Birdsong will cover everything from how different sparkling wines are made, grower champagnes versus big house champagnes, quality of care that goes into each, and the many events these different wines work best for. Come taste the difference in sparkling wines from across the world with hors d'oeuvres paired to compliment each.

Register by Nov. 28

Bret Birdsong has owned and operated Brooks Liquor for the past 14 years. He has extensive knowledge of not only wine but also beer and liquor. He has learned a great deal working in the liquor industry from various individuals and from his uncle, Carry Brooks, who previously owned the store for 30 years.

Chad Bowman holds dual degrees in entrepreneurship and marketing from Kansas State University, where he teaches wine courses. In addition he works for LDF Sales and Distributing, a wine and spirits distribution company.

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Alcohol Marker Color Blending

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

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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Basic Pruning Methods for Trees, Shrubs and Plants

with person Darrin Wright
on calendar_today December 9th, 2019
credit_card Fee: $10 open_in_new Register

Where and when to cut are perennial questions for gardeners throughout the seasons. How you choose to cut away dead, overgrown or end-of-season branches and stems can affect the health of your plants and trees. Join professional landscaper Darrin Wright who will show you basic pruning methods and proper use of pruning tools around your property.

Register by Dec. 2

Instructor Darrin Wright has worked in the horticulture field for 26 years and in arboriculture for 16 years. Darrin is a certified Kansas arborist, nurseryman and landscaper. He is a past president, board member and current member of the Kansas Nursery and Landscape Association. Darrin enjoys helping others by sharing his knowledge and experience with those wanting to create their own landscapes.

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Chair Yoga Series 2

with person Melanie Back
on calendar_today January 7th to February 4th, 2020
credit_card Fee: $20 open_in_new Register

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 Jan. 2

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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Connect with Small Business Resources

with person Karol Ikeda
on calendar_today December 10th, 2019
credit_card Fee: Free open_in_new Register

Learn how to benefit from the available business resources in your local community. This workshop will offer information on important digital tools, research databases, business plan templates and confidential no-cost business mentorship. Taught by Karol Ikeda from the Small Business Administration office out of Wichita.

Register by Dec. 3

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DIY Basic Income Tax with VITA Meeting 1

with person VITA Volunteers
on calendar_today December 2nd to 4th, 2019
credit_card Fee: $5 open_in_new Register

Have you always wanted to do your own taxes or help others with theirs but don’t know where or how to start? Join experienced VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) IRS certified volunteers in this informative 9-hour intensive class that will help you learn how to prepare basic tax forms. Using free software provided by the IRS, TaxSlayer, instructors will walk you through sample tax returns and show you how to check your work while introducing the software. They will cover basic form categories, including the main information section, income section, expenses section and finishing a return. Finally, there will be time to go over testing through Link & Learn to become IRS certified, making participants eligible to be VITA volunteers for the 2019 tax season.

Register by Nov. 25

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DIY Basic Income Tax with VITA Meeting 2

with person VITA Volunteers
on calendar_today January 6th to 8th, 2020
credit_card Fee: $5 open_in_new Register

Have you always wanted to do your own taxes or help others with theirs but don’t know where or how to start? Join experienced VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) IRS certified volunteers in this informative 9-hour intensive class that will help you learn how to prepare basic tax forms. Using free software provided by the IRS, TaxSlayer, instructors will walk you through sample tax returns and show you how to check your work while introducing the software. They will cover basic form categories, including the main information section, income section, expenses section and finishing a return. Finally, there will be time to go over testing through Link & Learn to become IRS certified, making participants eligible to be VITA volunteers for the 2019 tax season.

Register by Dec. 30

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Financing Your Small Business

with person Karol Ikeda
on calendar_today December 10th, 2019
credit_card Fee: Free open_in_new Register

Are you looking to start a new business or expand an existing one? This workshop will cover the basics of the most common sources of financing available on the market today for small business owners. Funding sources covered will include crowdfunding, microloans, peer-to-peer lending, venture capital, SBA Loan Guarantee Program and more. Taught by Karol Ikeda from the Small Business Administration office out of Wichita.

Register by Dec. 3

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Holiday Glow

with person Peggy DeBey
on calendar_today December 12th, 2019
credit_card Fee: $60 open_in_new Register

During this hands-on floral arranging class, you will start by using mixed winter greens and berries as base for your arrangement. Instructor and florist Peggy Debey will show students best practices for arranging an assortment of red and white flowers. In addition, she will share her tips and tricks for using candles during the holiday season. After enjoying your lesson and treats, you’ll have your very own floral arrangement to take home.

Register by Dec. 5

Instructor Peggy DeBey is the co-owner of The Flower Nook in Salina, with her husband Wayne. She has been in the floral industry for more than three decades and is excited to share her passion with you. Peggy was a founding member of the CLASS program and has been a popular instructor ever since.

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Home Funeral and Natural Burial Workshop

with person Sarah Crews
on calendar_today January 11th, 2020
credit_card Fee: $10 open_in_new Register

For thousands of years, families have taken care of their loved ones at home after death. Over the course of the past century, funeral care became professionalized, resulting in a practice that is now culturally unfamiliar to most of us. By choosing to reclaim the tradition of caring for our own loved ones at death, we provide not only a final act of love for the departed but a first step toward healing for those who remain. In this workshop instructor Sarah Crews will teach the practical logistics of what after-death care involves, legal requirements and the importance of planning. We will also explore natural (green) burial options and what is available in Kansas. The workshop will include a hands-on demonstration/activity of caring for the body.

Register by Jan. 4

Instructor Sarah Crews holds a Master of Arts in end-of-life care. She is a member of the National Home Funeral Alliance, a nonprofit organization providing education to communities and families about in-home, after-death care. She is also the director of Heart Land Prairie Cemetery, an all-natural cemetery in Central Kansas. Sarah has assisted people in filling out advance directives since 2011.

Salina Public Library will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, Nov. 28, and Friday, Nov. 29.