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Adventure Marketplace Info Night!

Free

with Nancy Dorrans

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 12, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Interested in a local travel experience with Adventure Marketplace? Come join Nancy for more specific details about how these local travel packages are designed with you in mind. Adventure Marketplace is a member of the Adventure Travel Trade Association, working together to create impactful experiences that are more sustainable and offer community building partnerships. Nancy Dorrans is the founder/owner of Adventure Marketplace and has close to 40 years of travel industry experience. Booking your next adventure with her will add value and convenience to your trip!

Bookbuilding for a Novel or Memoir

$95

with Paulla Estes

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 12, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

One of the hardest parts of writing a book is knowing where and how to begin. This course will help you identify the deep level WHY that’s spurring you to write this book, as well as the point your book wants to make. With these two components, you will craft a 50-word description, a 250-word jacket copy, categorize your genre, brainstorm titles, and identify your ideal reader. Then we’ll get to know your protagonist or narrator and you’ll begin writing your first and last scenes. At the end of four weeks, you will have a rough narrative arc, list of major scenes, and a unique outline that will serve as a guide as you write. This is a straightforward and fun method I use with book coaching clients. BRING – laptop or plenty of paper and pen, and your book idea. This 4-week class will meet once/week for 2 hours.

Exploring Contemporary Art

$95

with Veronica Perez

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 12, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 5 weeks

This dynamic and engaging Contemporary Art class will provide students with a comprehensive exploration of the vibrant and diverse world of contemporary artistic expression. Grounded in both theory and practice, this course encourages students to develop a deep understanding of the concepts, techniques, and socio-cultural influences that shape contemporary art. Throughout this course, students will encounter a wide range of artistic mediums, including but not limited to painting, sculpture, installation art, digital art, performance art, and multimedia projects. Emphasis will be placed on fostering critical thinking and visual literacy skills as students analyze and interpret the works of contemporary artists. Please note this course will follow a lecture/discussion style format; no artmaking.

Introduction to Zentangle

$25

with Irene Burgess

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 13, 2024 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

Join us for an introduction to Zentangle! Zentangle is a drawing method using pens and paper designed to release your creativity and increase mindfulness and focus. Learn about the easy, low-cost method to express your inner artist, change up your crafting, and provide stress relief. Instructor will provide all supplies needed for starting your Zentangle journey. Each student should bring an adventurous spirit.

German for Beginners

$125

with Josefine Glauder

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 13, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Learn conversational German in this 10-week course for beginners! Taught by Josefine Glauder, a Language teacher at Mt. Ararat High School, Josefine is a native German speaker who has lived in the US for many years. Join us for this exciting new class! Habt einen tollen Kurs! Have a great class! *No Class: 4/17.

Astrology 101: An Introduction

$25

with Laura Kenworthy

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 14, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

In this one-night workshop, professional astrologer Laura Kenworthy will introduce the world of astrology for the curiously-minded. Laura Kenworthy has studied the astrological archetypes and been a practicing astrologer for over 40 years. She writes the weekly Magical Mexicali astrology blog for Mexicali Blues and sees private clients for readings. She retired to Maine from NYC where she ran the Rudolf Steiner Bookstore on West 15th Street.

Get to Know Your Characters

$95

with Paulla Estes

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 14, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

How well do you know your main character in the short story you’re writing? Have you thought about yourself as a character in your personal essay? Whether you want to write a novel, memoir, or shorter works, this course will breathe life into your characters. We will do LOTS of in-class writing based on prompts that will help you identify your characters’ needs and desires, write with more specificity, engage all five senses, and so much more. At the end of four weeks, you will know your main character nearly as well as you know yourself. BRING – laptop or plenty of paper and pen. This 4-week class will meet once/week for 2 hours.

Farming with Native Plants

$35

with David Spahr

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 14, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week
1 additional session on May 30, 2024

Author David Spahr has an extensive native farming project. In this class he will discuss and illustrate the hows and whys of farming with native plants, trees, and bushes.





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