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Australia is a beautiful country with diverse environments unlike anywhere else on earth. Learn about the sites, culture and natural world Down Under! Instructor Anna DeMers, 6:30-8:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 30. Register by January 25.

Native American Beading Workshop

A local beader and SASD Native American Coordinator will lead you in creating a Native American beading project. Choose from a variety of items to bead - lanyard, medallion, earrings, or a beaded pen cover. Instructor Laura Richey, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Monday-Tuesday, February 4 and 5. Register by January 28.

New Zealand

A land as far south as we are north, New Zealand is a unique land of fire and ice, palm trees and sheep. Learn about this unique country! Instructor Anna DeMers, 6:30-8:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 6. Register by February 1.

Blue Jean Moccasin Making

Another fun, colorful and unique project by SASD’s Native American Coordinator. Learn to create a pair of beaded Ojibwe style blue jean moccasins for you, a friend or family member. Bring an old pair of jeans to class. Instructor Laura Richey, 5:30-7:30 p.m. two Mondays, February 18 and 25. Register by February 11.

Tree Families

Have you ever wondered how the trees are related to each other? Learn how they are connected and common features you can use to identify how trees are related. Instructor Anna DeMers, 6:30-8:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 27. Register by February 22.

Part I- Pasta Party!

Learn to make your own fresh pasta at home! Laura with teach you two classic doughs-Southern Italian semolina pasta and Northern Italian egg pasta. You’ll get hands-on practice with various pasta rolling and shaping techniques that can be the inspiration for all the fun, affordable and fresh pasta creations you will be able to dream up at home! You’ll also learn ways to cook pasta perfectly and easy ways to pair beverages with it, too. Class will include taste samplings of ingredients and pastas, special prizes, and you’ll get to take your handmade bundle of fresh pasta home! Instructor Laura Kurella-Taylor, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Saturday, March 2. Register by February 24.

Part II- Let’s Get Saucy!

Come explore the world of pasta sauces, which will include olive oil, tomato marinara, and cream sauce. Students will learn special techniques, tips and tricks to use while making their favorite sauce in the school kitchen! This class will include taste samplings of ingredients and sauces, pairing suggestions, special prizes, and you’ll get to take (what you didn’t eat or share) home! Instructor Laura Kurella-Taylor, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Saturday, March 9. Register by March 3.

Part III- Stuff That Pasta!

If you are taking the pasta- making or sauce-making class, this is the logical next step. In this class you will learn the secret to making and stuffing the perfect ravioli dough, including how to make your favorite, flavor-filled fillings from fabulous ingredients! In this “hands-on” class you’ll choose which filling - Sausage, Four Cheese or Spinach & Ricotta – you want to stuff into your ravioli, too! This class will include taste samplings of ingredients and fillings, pairing suggestions, special prizes, and you’ll get to take (what you didn’t eat or share) home! Instructor Laura Kurella-Taylor, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Saturday, March 16. Register by March 10.


Learn oxy-fuel, shielded metal arc, gas metal arc and gas tungsten arc welding processes. This course is designed for beginner or intermediate students who wish to advance their present skills. Individual projects need prior approval from instructor. Please bring a notebook, pliers, safety glasses, work boots, goggles and welding helmet to class. This course meets the 30 hour requirement for apprentices. Instructor Sam Woods, 5:30-8:30 p.m., ten Thursdays starting Thursday, March 7-May 16, (Skip April 18 due to Spring Break). Register by March 7 through witc.edu.

Brian Cole Community Rally

Dope Dealer to Hope Dealer. Cole has been passionate about public speaking since being released from prison in 2010. Cole speaks to youth about the 25 plus years of experience in occults, with drug addiction, and as a criminal. Presenter Brian Cole, 6:00-8:00 p.m., Thursday, March 28.

Mushrooms 101

Learn to identify the ‘Safe Six’: Morels, Shaggy Mane, Hen of the Woods, Chicken of the Woods, Oysters and Puffballs. Topics include tree identification, ethics, safety, storage and preparation. Poisonous mushrooms will also be discussed. Instructor Anna DeMers, 6:00-9:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 3. Register by March 29.

Artistic Welding

Welding: An Artistic Perspective! Do you have little or no experience with welding? Explore welding in a safe environment with a focus on its artistic possibilities. Collaborative and individual projects are encouraged. For supply list go to http://www.witc.edu/supplies. No loose clothing and hair must be tied back. Instructor Sam Woods, 5:30-8:30 p.m., four Tuesdays starting Tuesday, April 9-May 7, (Skip April 16 due to Spring Break). Register by April 9, witc.edu.

Mushrooms 201

Discover easily identified but lesser known edible mushrooms beond Mushrooms 101. Includes Hericium, Lobsters, Hedgehog, Black Trumpet and Entaloma. Also learn about spore prints and mushroom seasons. Instructor Anna DeMers, 6:00-9:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 24. Register by April 19.

In The Garden

A memory care event and discussion. The Remember Project is to assist community members and leaders in new ways to think about memory loss and become aware of local resources that support families who are dealing with a diagnosis of dementia or Alzheimers Disease. This program builds awareness, shares information, and invites authentic community conversations. The theatrical performance, ‘In the Garden’, uses a scenario based on the experience of adult children spanning the U.S. and their efforts in decisions and accommodations for the family member with dementia. Hosted by the Aging and Disability Resource Center and Spooner Health System, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 2. Free to the public. Reservations required due to limited seating. Reserve a seat by April 25.

Spring Plant Identification

Imagine what you can find in the woods in the spring! Be ready for identifying many ephemerals that are out at this time of year in this indoor class. Learn what you can do with locally identified plants. Instructor Anna DeMers, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 8. Register by May 3.

Wild Plant Hike

Take a hike in the school forest and learn what is coming out and blooming right under your nose. The hike will include identification of seasonal plants. Don’t forget your hiking shoes and weather-appropriate clothing. Instructor Anna DeMers, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 15. Register by May 10.

Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre - Jack in the Beanstalk

Travel up and down the beanstalk as Jack tries to save his village, meeting many characters along the way. Another fun-filled summer opportunity. Potential cast members needed: Jack, his Friend Jessie, the Villagers, the Birds, the Orchestranians, the Trolls, the Goose, the Harp and the Cow, and the Carnies. Karen, collinsk@spooner.k12.wi.us, 715-635-0243. Starts June 16 - Summer School! Available for grades 2-8.

For More Information on Classes visit: spooner.k12.wi.us/families_community/community_education.cfm

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