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Online Chinese Cooking with Chris Toy

$2499

with Chris Toy

Calendar Dec 15, 2020

Online Cooking with Chris Toy

Join best-selling cookbook author and cooking instructor Chris Toy, as he shows you step by step the secrets to some of his favorite recipes: Five Seasons Wok Roasted Whole Chicken, Wonton Soup, Stir-Fried Hoisin Pork, Egg Rolls and more! Start and finish in your own time! Students will have access to all the videos and Chris’s new cookbook. Get started by viewing all the recipes and online videos. Decide what you’d like to try first, then make a shopping list. Practice, eat, repeat as often as you like.

Upon registration, students will be sent links to access instructional videos as well as Chris’s phone and email information for personalized support.

Registration: $24.99 Includes a copy of Chris’s new cookbook, a $16.95 value!

Class access available until July 31, 2021

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Visible Mending Techniques

$38

with Ashley Arnett-Shipley

Calendar Jan 18, 2021

In this workshop, you will learn basic embroidery stitches, patching, darning, sashiko stitching patterns and more! Alone or combined, apply these techniques to mend or embellish your tattered garments, quilts and other textiles. The most sustainable option is the one you already own! Materials List: embroidery hoop, embroidery floss, sewing thread, needle variety pack, scrap fabric, scissors, water soluble marker (optional)

Instructor: Ashley Arnett-Shipley

Online Videos - Learn at your own pace. Students will have access to videos for 6 months after registration.

Begins: Upon Registration

Instructor will also schedule a one-on-one Zoom meeting with each registrant. 

 

Instructor has a BFA in Textile Design, and teaches with the Kansas City Textile Arts Center.  www.kctextileartscenter.com

 

 

Planning a Backyard Orchard

Free

with C. J. Walke

Calendar Jan 20, 2021 at 5 pm, runs for 2 weeks

In this two-part course, we will discuss the steps involved in planning a backyard orchard or small fruit tree planting, starting with site selection, variety selection and soil preparation. In part two, we will cover tree planting, maintenance of young trees and management of common insect and disease pests. This course will focus on organic methods of fruit tree cultivation.

Instructor: C. J. Walke

Online Live - Zoom

2 Wednesdays, 5-7 PM

Begins: January 20, 2021

C. J. Walke has been growing organic fruit trees for over a decade. He  teaches courses and workshops for MOFGA, reaching over 500 people annually. 

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Songwriting 101

$75

with Martin Swinger

Calendar Jan 21, 2021 at 7 pm, runs for 7 weeks

Do you have imaginative ideas to share that might be said in a song? Would you like to make your personal stories sing? Through inspiring writing prompts, inventive exercises, and enjoyable writing 'games', Martin Swinger engages participants in the beginning steps of turning original ideas into songs. In a safe and positive community, you'll have fun expressing ideas while building songwriting skills. Anyone can learn and succeed at their own pace and level. Classes will be held on Zoom, so computer access is a must. Be willing to write in-the-moment and share ideas. Be prepared with a notebook and your favorite pen. There is a small group of participants but new-comers are welcome! 

Limit: 10 students. 

Instructor: Martin Swinger, Songwriting, performance and vocal coach

Every other Thursday, beginning January 21, 2021

Jan 21, Feb 4 & 18, Mar 4 & 18, Apr 1 & 15, 2021

Time: 7-8:30 pm

Location: Zoom Live

Registration: $75

 

"Martin Swinger is one of those rare singer-songwriters who excels at everything: singing, songwriting, guitar-playing, and being so present with his humor, tenderness, and wild mind that his performances are also deep conversations, soul to soul and heart to heart, about the quirks, surprises, and love that brings us most alive. His songs, ranging from the little plastic parts that hold the world together, to what enlightenment comes from Buddha and Betty Boop falling in love, are whimsically and wisely original and enduring."

 -Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, Kansas Poet Laureate Emeritus

 

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Subtle Yoga - Beyond the Pretzel (January Session)

$60

with Susan Coady

Calendar Jan 25, 2021 at 4:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Start the year with self care! Gentle, subtle yoga is transformative, integrating health and personal growth with breath, meditation, philosophy and postures. Often yoga is presented as physical fitness that requires agility.  This class offers choices and modifications.....the approach is holistic, and allows you to realize the deeper, more contemplative aspects of yoga, while helping to improve your health regardless of age or ability. Subtle practices are great for immunity and resilience. Everyone welcome!

Online Live - Zoom

Mondays, 4:30-5:30 PM.

January 25 - March 1, 2021

6 weeks.  $60

Bio:  Susan Coady has been teaching yoga for almost 40 years.  She is certified through Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Lenox MA.  Over the years she’s taken many programs at Kripalu, is certified in Ayurvedic studies and bodywork, is a graduate of Russill Paul’s 4 year Yogic Mystery School, and is currently an advanced student of Raja Choudhury, avidly exploring the Shakti tradition of mantra and meditation.  Susan believes yoga should be accessible and enjoyable for everyone!

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Songwriting 201

$75

with Martin Swinger

Calendar Jan 28, 2021 at 7 pm, runs for 7 weeks

 Are you an experienced songwriter wishing to upgrade your skills? Do your songs ‘work’ but not ‘inspire’? Do you experience writer’s block or seem to keep writing the same song over and over?

Martin Swinger is an award-winning songwriter and talented instructor who can help you break old patterns, make your songs stand out, and grab listeners in exciting ways. Through clever writing prompts, creative language exercises, guided group discussion, and supportive peer critique Martin inspires students to engage listeners and create songs with purpose and power.

In this 7-week course, you’ll learn how to inspire listeners with imaginative and evocative lyrics, create melodies that are fresh and memorable, develop songs that move bodies and hearts and originate songs that are intriguingly intricate or simply profound. This class will help you elevate songs from a passive ‘listening’ experience into eloquent investments in the exchange of ideas and values with your listeners through the power of songs.

You don’t have to have the ability to sing ‘well’, play an instrument, understand music theory, or transcribe music to gain insight and improvement from this class. This class will help songwriters with experience become songwriters with skill. 

Limit: 10 students. 

Instructor: Martin Swinger, Songwriting, performance and vocal coach

Every other Thursday, beginning January 28, 2021

Jan 28, Feb 11 & 25, Mar 11 & 25, Apr 8 & 22, 2021

Time: 7-8:30 pm

Location: Zoom Live

Registration: $75

 

"Martin Swinger is one of those rare singer-songwriters who excels at everything: singing, songwriting, guitar-playing, and being so present with his humor, tenderness, and wild mind that his performances are also deep conversations, soul to soul and heart to heart, about the quirks, surprises, and love that brings us most alive. His songs, ranging from the little plastic parts that hold the world together, to what enlightenment comes from Buddha and Betty Boop falling in love, are whimsically and wisely original and enduring."

 -Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, Kansas Poet Laureate Emeritus

 

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Create & Deliver Online Zoom Courses

$2499

with Boomer TECH

Calendar Feb 1, 2021

 This course is a step-by-step guide using the Zoom platform to design an online course. It is packed with easy-to-follow videos that explain and demonstrate how to use Zoom and appropriate instructional tips to build an engaging online course in any subject. You will learn everything you need to know about Zoom—getting set up with Zoom, settings, security, instructional strategies, building community, Zoom tips for instructors and students, and much more. In addition to the step-by-step instructions for the 11 primary videos we provide several other resources— videos and articles—that will help you solve any questions you have about building your online course.

Begins: Upon registration.  Avaible through June 30, 2021

Registration: $24.99

Location: Online - You view class at your convenience! The instructors provide personalized support for the class via email.

 

A Maine based company, BTA has worked with Boomers (and Seniors) since 2014 providing face-to-face and virtual consulting, online courses, workshops, and many FREE resources, both print and video.

 

 

 

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Introduction to Numerology

$20

with Tanya Quarterman

Calendar Feb 3, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Introduction to Numerology

Ever wonder if there is more meaning to your name? The Ancients believed our destinies were written in our names. Tanya has studied, practiced and taught numerology for over 20 years. Have paper, pen and calculator ready for this fast-paced session.

Date: Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Time: 6-8 pm

Registration: $20

Location: Online Live (Zoom)

 

Tanya Quarterman is a Certified Hypnotherapist practicing since 2002, a Certified Hypnotic Instructor since 2009, and a Reiki Master Teacher since 2005. She has been teaching for Maranacook Adult Ed program since 2006.  All of Tanya’s classes will be held Online Live (Zoom)





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