July

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Tomato & Salsa Water Bath Canning Class

This class will cover the basics of hot water bath canning canning of tomatoes through demonstration and discussion. The class is intended for the beginning canner interested in learning to preserve whole and/or sliced tomatoes, tomato juice and salsa.

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]

Location

NE United Methodist Church
2510 Cleveland Street NE & Lowry Ave
Minneapolis, MN
United States
Facilitator's experience: 
30 plus years of home canning for family and friends.
Facilitator phone number(s): 
612-789-7462
Class minimum size: 
5
Class maximum size: 
20
Time/Location
Class times: 
Wed, 08/07/2013 - 19:00 - 20:30
Location Accessibility: 
No
Address: 
NE United Methodist Church
2510 Cleveland Street NE & Lowry Ave
Minneapolis, MN
United States
45° 0' 47.556" N, 93° 13' 50.6064" W
This class will cover the basics of hot water bath canning canning of tomatoes through demonstration and discussion. The class is intended for the beg
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Jam & Jelly Water Bath Canning Class

This class will offer a basic demonstration for making Strawberry/Rhubarb Jam using the hot water bath canning food preservation method. The class will be a casual demonstration with question and answers for the beginning food preservationist, first time canner.

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]

Location

NE United Methodist Church
2510 Cleveland Street NE & Lowry Ave
Minneapolis, MN
United States
Facilitator's experience: 
30 plus years of home canning for family and friends.
Facilitator phone number(s): 
612-789-7462
Class minimum size: 
5
Class maximum size: 
20
Time/Location
Class times: 
Tue, 07/09/2013 - 19:00 - 20:30
Location Accessibility: 
No
Address: 
NE United Methodist Church
2510 Cleveland Street NE & Lowry Ave
Minneapolis, MN
United States
45° 0' 47.556" N, 93° 13' 50.6064" W
This class will offer a basic demonstration for making Strawberry/Rhubarb Jam using the hot water bath canning food preservation method. The class wil
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Living Proof Graphic Production and Screenprinting

 

Join Living Proof for adventures in DIY Screenprinting! Together we will learn image manipulation and design skills that participants will bring to life through prints. Screen printing is a versatile medium that allows you to take your own image and share it widely. We will focus on do-it-yourself techniques that you can bring out into your own communities. We will cover print shop basics, introduce materials and alternative inking and printing processes. By the end of the day workshop, participants will have prints made on paper or fabric that they will share with each other and the wider world.

Day 1 will focus on designing images to print. There will be a tutorial on image editing software and we will discuss design basics.
The next two days will be in our shop. We will go through the process of exposing then printing your images.

Due to space limitations, we can only allow 5 participants per 2-day workshop. Please sign up only if you're sure you can attend both days. We will send an email confirmation with supplemental materials a week before we begin.

Workshop dates are Saturday July 13 10am - 3:30pm  and Sunday July 14 1 - 4pm. 

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]
Facilitator's experience: 
This will be our sixth session facilitating workshops with Exco. Living Proof has led classes for ages elementary to adult and believes that printmaking can be a tool for spreading messages, sharing stories, and speaking truth. wehavelivingproof.wordpress.com
Class minimum size: 
5
Class maximum size: 
5
Time/Location
Location Accessibility: 
No, but willing to find an alternate location if necessary.
Living Proof
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Spanish Conversation

In this class we will focus on: Speaking and Reading Spanish.

This is not a grammer class.  We will focus on interesting topics based on student's requests.  We can individualize the class based on the level of the attending students.

This class is not neccessarily for beginners, but more for intermediate students or advanced students who would like to practise.

Some of the themes we *could cover in class include (but are not limited to):

Culture

History of Latin America

Immigrant Experience - Susana's Experience

Travel Tips - For Travel in Latin American Countries

Spanish Common Phrases (depending on the student's levels)

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]
[email protected]

Location

East Phillips Park Cultural & Community Center
2307 17th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55404
United States
Phone: 612 370-4888
Facilitator's experience: 
Susana's mother tongue is Spanish, she has a University Degree, she has been an English-Spanish interpreter for the past 10 years. As a flight attendant, she has traveled to Spain, France and Germany. Her most recent job has been to teach elementary-aged children Spanish. Simone: I have been teaching Spanish for over 4 years at an after school program and will be attending a graduate school to advance my teaching levels and get a teaching license. I am excited to work with Susana in this Spanish Conversation Class.
Class minimum size: 
03
Class maximum size: 
12
Time/Location
Class times: 
Wed, 07/17/2013 - 18:00 - 19:00
Wed, 07/24/2013 - 18:00 - 19:00
Wed, 07/31/2013 - 18:00 - 19:00
Wed, 08/07/2013 - 18:00 - 19:00
Location Accessibility: 
Yes
Address: 
East Phillips Park Cultural & Community Center
2307 17th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55404
United States
Phone: 612 370-4888
44° 57' 38.3976" N, 93° 14' 59.3448" W
Additional class location information: 
Please ask at the Front Desk for the location of the Spanish Class
A Spanish Language Class focused on: Speaking and Reading Spanish
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Sharpening your garden tools

This is a class offered through EXCO and the Local Food Resource Hubs program, which is coordinated by Gardening Matters. If class capacity is an issue, Hubs members will have priority to attend. To become a member visit www.gardeningmatters.org/hubs .

Don't throw out hose old tools, make them more usable than  they ever were!  Sharp tools can lead to a safer and more pleasurable gardening experience.  This class will cover the basic tools, angles and methods of sharpening a wide array of garden tools.  Feel free to bring in a garden tool that you want sharpened.

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]

Location

My garage
4125 Oakland Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55407
United States
Phone: 651-308-4168
Facilitator's experience: 
I've been a professional sharpener for 20 years. I have also been a homesteader, which brought me into contact with some strange and interesting tools, many of which needed to have a edge recreated.
Facilitator phone number(s): 
651-308-4168
Class minimum size: 
5
Class maximum size: 
25
Time/Location
Class times: 
Sat, 07/13/2013 - 16:00 - 17:30
Location Accessibility: 
Yes
Address: 
My garage
4125 Oakland Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55407
United States
Phone: 651-308-4168
44° 55' 40.4544" N, 93° 15' 57.3948" W
Additional class location information: 
Garage is wheelchair accessible- bathroom fascilities are not
Basic class in garden tool sharpening
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Radical Science Fiction Mini-Class: Reading Some Samuel Delany

UPDATE:  Class will start on July 14th - previous start date is on a holiday weekend and several folks can't attend.

In this four-session class, we'll read and discuss short stories, novel excerpts and critical material by and about Samuel Delany  -  someone you probably recognize as  Simply A Very Towering Figure of science fiction, a queer African-American writer, literary theorist, winner of countless awards, memoirist, novelist and just basically fascinating person.  His work is complex, witty, challenging - and there's a lot of it!  Some of it (Dhalgren!) is famous for being difficult.  This class is for anyone interested in Delany - a starting point if you're starting, a chance to talk about his work if you've already read some. 

Here's the plan:

1. Class One: Intro to Delany; maybe watch a short interview.  Class temperature check and facilitated conversation - "What makes "science fiction" into science fiction and what do we mean by "radical" science fiction anyway?"

2. Class Two:   Definitely "Time Considered As A Helix of Semi-Precious Stones"; probably an excerpt from Dhalgren; probably a memoir/essay from The Jewel-Hinged Jaw.

3. Class Three: Excerpt from Triton; the short story "Omegahelm"

4.  Class Four: "The Tale of Old Venn"; possibly "The Tale of Gorgik"; an essay from Shorter Views.

Things to note:

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]

Location

Minnehaha Free Space
3747 Minnehaha Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55406
United States
Facilitator's experience: 
Facilitated several classes on radical science fiction with some great participants who gave me very useful new ideas.
Class minimum size: 
4
Class maximum size: 
20
Time/Location
Class times: 
Sun, 07/14/2013 - 14:00 - 15:30
Sun, 07/21/2013 - 14:00 - 15:30
Sun, 07/28/2013 - 14:00 - 15:30
Sun, 08/04/2013 - 14:00 - 15:30
Location Accessibility: 
Yes
Address: 
Minnehaha Free Space
3747 Minnehaha Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55406
United States
44° 56' 4.4268" N, 93° 13' 26.3172" W
Radical Science Fiction Mini-Class: Reading Some Samuel Delany
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Ecology and your backyard: climate change, community and you

Why do rain gardens benefit the Mississippi River?

What is climate change? How can we help as urban citizens?

Why are bees declining? What are the consequences?

Why are ‘invasive’ species a threat to our native environment?

Interested?

Well then you might be an enviro-geek and not even know it. And this is the class for you!

Description:

Designed as an introductory level environmental science class. We will discuss what science can tell us about how we impact our environment using the lens of everyday life as urban citizens. Little to no scientific background is necessary (or expected!), just a desire to learn about nature around us. The goal of this class is to introduce the basic processes we depend on (and influence) like the water cycle, nutrient cycles, energy and climate change, and invasive species.

Class format:

We will have discussions and do hands-on activities to bring science out of the textbook and examine how it fits into our daily lives as urban citizens

Classes will be once a week for 6 weeks (July 16th to August 20th). We will get together for about an hour and 15 minutes give or take depending on the activity. Location outside Lake Nokomis Community Center (2401 E. Minnehaha Pkwy., Minneapolis, MN 55417)

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]
Facilitator's experience: 
Hey, I'm Alyson, I am a PhD candidate in Plant Biological Sciences at the University of Minnesota. I have been a teaching assistant for various classes at the U including: plant biology, plant physiology, and evolution. My research is focused on understanding how a long-lived tropical live oak will respond to climate change. I conduct my research mainly in Honduras and Costa Rica. As an ecologist, research is not my only focus: I am particularly interested in how to communicate science in an effective manner that engages both biologists and non-biologists.
Facilitator phone number(s): 
218-310-4115
Class minimum size: 
5
Class maximum size: 
20
Time/Location
Class times: 
Tue, 07/16/2013 - 19:00 - 20:15
Tue, 07/23/2013 - 19:00 - 20:15
Tue, 07/30/2013 - 19:00 - 20:15
Tue, 08/06/2013 - 19:00 - 20:15
Tue, 08/13/2013 - 19:00 - 20:15
Tue, 08/20/2013 - 19:00 - 20:15
Location Accessibility: 
Location not set.
Interested in how your daily choices can change the planet?
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WHICH GODS DO NOT EXIST? SELECTIVE ATHEISM

WHICH GODS DO NOT EXIST?
SELECTIVE ATHEISM

Atheism has become an important theme of public discussion,
as seen in the publication of several books against religion.

If you question or reject traditional religious beliefs,
this series of discussions might help you to focus the issues.
Were you raised in some form of religious faith
that affirmed the following beliefs?
(1) creation of the universe,
(2) holy scripture,
(3) God-given morality,
(4) omnipotent God,
(5) life after death, &
(6) spiritual growth.

This series of discussions will enable you
to meet with a wide variety of other people
who are questioning their childhood religions.

Perhaps you will discover that you are really a selective atheist:
You can more clearly articulate what you do NOT believe
than what forms of spirituality still remain meaningful for you.

Let's engage in an open-minded spiritual quest.
If we reject each traditional belief about God or gods,
what spiritual possibilities still remain open for us?

We will discuss the following 6 themes, two each week:
Each subject is introduced in an on-line essay:

FIRST WEEK:

No Gods Created the Universe.

No Gods Wrote Holy Books .

SECOND WEEK:

No Gods Are Watching Our Behavior .

No Gods Are All-Powerful.

THIRD WEEK:

No Gods Can Save Us from Death .

God-Talk Might Be a Way of Expressing Our Spiritual Dynamics .

The 6 free cyber-sermons above
are also published as Chapters 1-6 of
Spirituality without Gods:
Developing Our Capacities of Spirit.

FACILITATOR:

James Park is the author of these 6 cyber-sermons.
He used to be a Christian but no longer believes
in any of the powers or capacities of the Gods mentioned above.
Nevertheless, he has written 6 books on existential spirituality.

DATE & TIME: (When would be best for you?).

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]
Facilitator's experience: 
James Park is the author of the on-line essays used as discussion-starters for this seminar. He has taught over 200 adult education classes.
Facilitator phone number(s): 
612-871-7275
Class minimum size: 
10
Class maximum size: 
20
Time/Location
Location Accessibility: 
Yes
Three organized discussions on 6 themes of atheism. Classified under religion.
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Canning Jam & Basics of Water Bath Method

This is a class offered through the Local Food Resource Hubs program coordinated by Gardening Matters. There are 7 spots open to non-Hubs members. To become a member, visit www.gardeningmatters.org/hubs. This class will offer a basic demonstration for making Strawberry/Rhubarb Jam using the hot water bath canning food preservation method. The class will be a casual demonstration with question and answers for the beginning food preservationist, first time caner.

If you have questions you may contact [email protected]

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]

Location

Northeast United Methodist Church (kitchen)
2510 Cleveland Street NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418
United States
Phone: 612-789-7462
Facilitator's experience: 
30 plus years of home canning for family and friends
Facilitator phone number(s): 
612-821-2358
Class minimum size: 
5
Class maximum size: 
15
Time/Location
Class times: 
Wed, 07/25/2012 - 18:45 - 20:00
Additional class time information: 
Perhaps an additional class could be offered July 26th same time if there is additional need
Location Accessibility: 
Yes
Address: 
Northeast United Methodist Church (kitchen)
2510 Cleveland Street NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418
United States
Phone: 612-789-7462
45° 0' 48.5964" N, 93° 13' 51.9132" W
Additional class location information: 
Cleveland Entrance down the ramp to kitchen
This is a class offered through the Local Food Resource Hubs progam but there are 7 spots open to non-Hubs members.
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Growing Fruit in Minnesota

Join us to learn the ins and outs of growing a variety of fruits in Minnesota. Apples and beyond!

This is a class offered through the Local Food Resource Hubs program coordinated by Gardening Matters. There are 5 spots open to non-Hubs members. To become a member, visit gardeningmatters.org/hubs.

Facilitator email(s): 
mal[email protected]

Location

Dowling Community Garden
46th Avenue and 39th Street South
Minneapolis, MN
United States
Facilitator's experience: 
Theresa Rooney is a Hennepin County Master Gardener and has extensive teaching experience on a variety of gardening topics.
Facilitator phone number(s): 
Mallory 507-459-1140
Class minimum size: 
5
Class maximum size: 
20
Time/Location
Class times: 
Tue, 07/31/2012 - 18:00 - 19:30
Location Accessibility: 
Yes
Address: 
Dowling Community Garden
46th Avenue and 39th Street South
Minneapolis, MN
United States
44° 55' 56.9928" N, 93° 12' 27.486" W
Additional class location information: 
Rain location TBD
This is a class offered through the Local Food Resource Hubs program coordinated by Gardening Matters. There are 5 spots open to non-Hubs members.
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