WANT TO HELP CHANGE THE WORLD? Jump into the Beginning Beekeeping Workshop and help our busy pollinators stay happy and healthy as they make the world a more beautiful place. This three-hour workshop is an introduction to the in's and out's of beekeeping and will cover bee behavior, bee health, bee anatomy, types of home hives and much more. Sign up fast as there's lots of buzz about this workshop and limited space. Instructor Hilary Kearney is the girl behind Girl Next Door Honey (www.girlnextdoorhoney.com).
Thursday, February 11 5-8 p.m. $15
FINE ARTS CLASSES FOR WINTER '16 - Jump in fast, spaces limited
Learn to Sew - Thursdays 5:30-7 p.m. 1/12-3/3 $36/46
Beginning Guitar - Thursdays 4-5:30 p.m. 1/14-3/3 $45/60
Needlecrafts (knitting, crochet, embroidery) - Wednesdays 4-5:30 p.m. 1/13-3/2 $44/59
Beginning Ukulele - Mondays 5-6 p.m. 1/11-3/7 $34/44
Beginning Tailoring(sewing with intent) Fridays 3-4:15 p.m. 1/15-3/4 $36/46
Introduction to Upholstery - Fridays 4:15-5:30 p.m. 1/15-3/4 $36/46
WHAT'S COOKING FOR WINTER? One-day cooking workshops
Timeless Tamale Trio - You haven't had the real deal tamale until you've tasted Chef Carmen's. Learn the art of tamale making from husk to masa to fillings. Take home your own batch after sampling a feast on site.
Monday, January 25, 5-7 p.m. $25
Cake Pops - Yes, learn how to create these glorious morsels that deliver pop-in goodness. We'll cover how to create the pops, properly ice them and finish them with a flourish. Just to time to make your own batch for Valentine's Day.
Monday, February 8 6-7:30 p.m. $15 (includes sampling and taking home some of your own)
Let's Make Burritos - Chef Carmen is at it again with savory fillings, fresh flour fortillas and the best salsa north of the border. Learn to make this beloved comfort food from scratch.The believing is in the eating.
Monday, February 22, 5-7 p.m. $25
NTRP Tennis Rating Program (Use this as a guide for rec class tennis )
1.0 = This player is just starting to play tennis.
1.5 = This player has limited experience and is still working primarily on getting the ball into play.
2.0 = This player needs on-court experience. This player has obvious stroke weaknesses but is familiar with basic positions for singles and doubles play.
2.5 = This player is learning to judge where the ball is going, although court coverage is weak. Çan sustain a short rally of slow pace with other players of the same ability.
3.0 = This player is fairly consistent when hitting medium-paced shots, but is not comfortable with all strokes and lacks execution when trying for directional control, depth, or power. Most common doubles formation is one up, one back.
3.5 = This player has achieved improved stroke dependability with directional control on moderate shots, but still lacks depth and variety. This player exhibits more aggressive net play, has improved court coverage, and is developing teamwork in doubles.
4.0 = This player has dependable strokes, including directional control and depth on both forehand and backhand sides on moderate shots, plus the ability to use lobs, overheads, approach shots, and volleys with some success. This player occasionally forces errors when serving. Rallies may be lost due to impatience. Teamwork in doubles is evident.
4.5 = This player has begun to master the use of power and spins and is beginning to handle pace, has sound footwork, can control depth of shots, and is beginning to vary game plan according to opponents. This player can hit first serves with power and accuracy and place the second serve. This player tends to overhit on difficult shots. Aggressive net play is common in doubles.
5.0 = This player has good shot anticipation and frequently has an outstanding shot or attribute around which a game may be structured. This player can regularly hit winners or force errors off of short balls and can put away volleys, can successfully execute lobs, drop shots, half volleys, overhead smashed, and has good depth and spin on most second serves.