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Lifelong Learning Chesterfield

Leisure Activities - Spring 2017 


Lifelong Learning Institute
 in Chesterfield             

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Brain Aerobics: Fun Ways to Keep Your Mind and Body Young and Fit                                  

Monday                                              LE171197             

10:00-11:00                        

Jan 2, 9, 23, 30, Feb 6, 13, March 6, 13, 27, April 3, 24

Instructor(s): Howard Wynn

If you enjoy card games, BINGO, Sudoku or brain teasers, this is the class for you! Brain Aerobics is a thought-provoking educational experience with fun ways to keep your mind and body young and fit. This class is designed to provide students with brain-challenging games, as well as physical and mental exercises. A variety of activities will be presented to make students think, and they'll find it rewarding to feel the cogs spinning as they search for answers and solutions. Like physical fitness, cognitive fitness can be the result of consistently challenging brain workouts. Come give this brand new LLI class a try!

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Beaded Lanyard for LLI Name Tag A                                        

Wednesday                                      LE171143              $5

12:30-3:30                          

Jan 4

Instructor(s): Donna Whitfield

Please register only for Section A or B, to allow all students a fair chance to get into the class. Learn the basics of stringing a necklace while making a beaded lanyard for your LLI name tag. Bring your name tag to class. All materials, as well as a wide variety of bead colors, will be provided. Detailed instructions are given at the beginning of class, so please be punctual!

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Knitting Circle                                  

Wednesday                                      LE171032             

1:00-3:00                             

Jan 4, 11, 18, 25, Feb 1, 8, 15, 22, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5, 19, 26

Instructor(s): Pat Herman

All knitters are welcome to chat and share their craft. Anyone who knows the basics and is working on a project or wants to gain inspiration for a new project is encouraged to join this circle. This is not a class to learn the basics, but assistance with projects is provided, as needed.  Bring your current project or one you want to start and prepare yourself for a productive and enjoyable time!

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The Art of Fly Tying                                        

Tuesday                                              LE171201              $3

9:00-10:30                          

Jan 10, 17, 24, 31, Feb 7, 14, 21, 28

Instructor(s): Vin Lacovara

Fly tying is the art of attaching various materials to a fishing hook to create a "fishing fly." It is really quite simple to learn, and it is not necessary to be a fly fisherman to enjoy this pastime. In fact, many flies are created with no intention of them ever seeing the water. It can be as creative as you desire and is a fun way to spend as little as 10 minutes to complete a fly. Can't beat it for "instant gratification"! You will leave the first class with a few flies that you tied yourself. Basic tying materials and hooks will be provided at the beginning to start you off. The basic tools needed are: 1) A portable tying vise; 2) A bobbin for holding tying thread (black #6 pre-waxed thread recommended for starters); 3) A pair of small, sharp, pointy scissors; 4) Hackle pliers; and 5) A bodkin, which is just a handle with a long needle. All of these can be purchased individually or in a kit that comes in a wooden case. A kit can be purchased from the Green Top store in Ashland or from Amazon for a little under $40 (at time of print). Supply list will be available, including a photo of the kit, at registration and outside the office before class.

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Winter Cooking with Ginny: Baby, It's Cold Outside!                                     

Friday                                  LE171005              $8

10:00-12:30                        

Jan 20

Instructor(s): Ginny Brown

The holidays are memories, and winter is here to stay for a while. Tired of turkey, chili, and chicken soup?  Try this winter menu to delight family and friends or your own palette.  The instructor will introduce new flavors using familiar foods. Course fee covers food cost.

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Travel Writing Workshop: Just for Fun and Possibly for Profit                                   

Monday                                              LE171204             

9:00-12:00                          

Jan 23

Instructor(s): Martha Steger

Whether you want to write for publication or for a private travel memoir, you'll learn the essentials of pulling together a tourism experience in words. After discussing examples of travel articles written in first- and third-person voices, you'll have a chance to try your hand at writing a travel piece and getting feedback. Come prepared with an idea you want to write about! Students should also bring pen/pencil and paper or a laptop computer.

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Indian Cooking: Delicious, Healthy, Simple and Fast                                      

Tuesday                                              LE171202              $5

11:30-1:00                          

Jan 24, 31

Instructor(s): T Kulkarni

Let's have fun and learn to cook authentic Indian food together! Delicious, healthy, fast and inexpensive, Indian recipes will be a great addition to your cooking repertoire. Students will learn to make vegetables, beans, and rice in simple steps. The instructor will have food available for tasting, too! Course fee covers food cost, as well as some spices to take home.

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Beginner Stamped Handmade Cards                                     

Wednesday                                      LE171130              $5

9:30-11:30                          

Jan 25

Instructor(s): Marie Ireland

Participants will use a variety of techniques, embellishments and sentiments to create 5 handmade cards and coordinating envelopes for a variety of occasions. This class is for both beginners and experienced crafters and cards will be different than those made in previous classes. A supply fee of $5 includes all paper, special tools and embellishments. Participants are asked to bring an adhesive tape runner, pencil, ruler, and scissors to class. This instructor requires cancellation notice at least 3 business days prior to the start of the class for in order to receive a fee refund.

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Beaded Lanyard for LLI Name Tag B                                        

Wednesday                                      LE171147              $5

12:30-3:30                          

Feb 1

Instructor(s): Donna Whitfield

Please register only for Section A or B, to allow all students a fair chance to get into the class. Learn the basics of stringing a necklace while making a beaded lanyard for your LLI name tag. Bring your name tag to class. All materials, as well as a wide variety of bead colors, will be provided. Detailed instructions are given at the beginning of class, so please be punctual!

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Beginning Genealogy                                   

Monday                                              LE171045             

1:30-3:30                             

Feb 6, 13, 27, March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3

Instructor(s): Bette Gorrell Kot

This course will introduce personal and practical help in compiling an accurate family tree. Learn how to compile what you already know with what is readily available for at least the first four generations of your family. No previous experience needed to take this class!

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Introduction to Indoor Plant Care                                           

Tuesday                                              LE171203             

11:30-1:00                          

Feb 7

Instructor(s): Daniel Kutcher

Enjoying houseplants can be fun and easy! This course will provide the basic skills and knowledge needed to grow plants indoors. Students will learn how to pick the right plants and how to keep them happy and thriving. Think you don't have a green thumb? Think again!

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Kumihimo Necklace with a Focal Knot                                  

Wednesday                                      LE171175             

1:00-3:00                             

March 8, 15, 22

Instructor(s): Diane Drummond

We will create a kumihimo necklace of two contrasting colors (ex. black/white) with a focal knot in the front. You will use a round kumihimo braiding disc and 6/0 seed beads. Supplies are as follows: kumihimo round braiding disc, plastic kumihimo bobbins - 8, #2 fishing sinker or zip lock bag with 25 pennies, medium or fine c-Lon thread to match beads, 3 tubes of one color 6/0 seed beads (black), 1 tube of contrasting color 6/0 beads (white), 2 head pins, 2 end caps, 2 jump rings, 1 set of toggle clasp, scissors, bead glue, large eye beading needle, cereal bowl, round nose pliers, flush cut pliers, and needle nose pliers. If you have any questions, please call Diane 804-560-3554. Supplies required on first day of class! Supplies can be purchased at Michaels, AC Moore, Panache on West Broad Street or bead store in Carytown.

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Spring Cooking with Ginny: Spring is in the Kitchen                                       

Friday                                  LE171006              $8

10:00-12:30                        

April 7

Instructor(s): Ginny Brown

With bunnies, Easter eggs, and Peeps ready to arrive on time, try this spring menu to get your family and friends talking about your entertainment skills. Course fee covers food cost.

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Advanced Cardmaking Techniques                                         

Wednesday                                      LE171139              $7

9:30-11:30                          

April 19

Instructor(s): Marie Ireland

Students will make 4 or 5 advanced style cards with various images and practice masking, layering stamps, and ink techniques in this class. Heat and dry embossing, resist, and other techniques may also be used. This class is for experienced crafters who can follow multi-step directions and are independent with card making techniques. Students will cut all papers during class using their own paper trimmer and make cards following a model in real time. Each person should be able to follow directions independently, measure and cut papers to the ¼ inch using a paper trimmer. Students will be provided ink, stamp supplies and directions as a large group. Instructor will demonstrate the technique and students will create their cards in real time. Students are responsible for bringing supplies listed to complete their cards: A 12-inch paper trimmer with a swing-out arm for extended measurements and a permanent 1/4 inch grid (available at Michaels, JoAnn fabrics, or AC Moore), tape runner (any permanent 2-sided adhesive runner from the scrapbook section such as Tombo, Craft Bond, Elmers, or Xyron will work), small scissors for paper trimming, a pencil and a ruler. This instructor requires cancellation notice at least 3 business days prior to the start of the class for in order to receive a fee refund.

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About Fees
Your Lifelong Learning Institute membership gives you access to all of LLI classes and trips, most without any additional costs. There are some classes and trips which require additional fees. Where there are additional fees, those fees must be paid at the time of registration. Fees can be paid by check, cash or credit card. If paying by check, please clearly indicate the classes and trips being covered.