Fall Community Classes

Seido Karate
with Senpai Lizzy McLellan Ravitch and Senpai Greg Burton
Tuesday evenings, 6:30 pm-7:30 pm,
Saturday mornings, 9 am-10 am
Open to adults and children ages 7 and up

Fall 2018 Class Dates: Nov. 6 to Dec. 18
Tuesdays Only: $60; Saturdays Only: $60
Tuesdays AND Saturdays: $100
(You may try out your first class before registering and paying.)

Seido is traditional Japanese karate for students of all ability levels. Enhance your physical abilities, build strength and learn useful self-defense techniques in a class setting that emphasizes discipline, respect and moral character.

Cartooning Class for Children
with Nate Walker
Wednesday evenings, 5:30 pm -7:00 pm
Ages: 8-15
Cost: $60 per four-week session
1st session starts Oct. 3- 24
2nd session starts Nov. 7-Dec. 5 (no class Nov. 21)

This course will lead students through the process of completing acrylic art on canvas, guiding them from the early stages of planning to the final step of applying a finishing gloss. Throughout the course the students will be encouraged to express their artistic ability by developing an understanding for the freedom to create. They will have the opportunity to paint anything they want including landscapes, pets, people, pop culture icons, or whatever their imagination can create.

Nate Walker is an expressionist painter who draws inspiration from popular culture and history. His work has been featured in local shops and community events around Philadelphia. As a member of the Manayunk community, he feels the importance of sharing his time and talents with the neighborhood. This summer he donated the painting of a mural at North Light Community Center to enrich the community by embodying the characters that live within it. Come take a look!

Kids Cooking Class
with Chef Charlene
Saturday mornings, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Eight weeks, starts Oct.6 – Dec. 1 (No class Nov. 24)
Each class is $25

Would you like your child to learn the art of cooking while learning nutrition basics? This is the class for them! It’s a great opportunity for children ages 8 and up to learn culinary skills using natural, quality ingredients. Equip your child with the skills they’ll need to start a healthy lifestyle! Menu ideas include: Sushi, Buttermilk Pancakes, Salads & Dressings, Cupcakes & Cookies, Pizza, and Apple Pie with homemade pastry. (Please note that gluten-free options are not available for this class.)

Born in Trinidad, Charlene Bennett was trained for five years in the culinary arts and nutrition in high school. Today she is a corporate Technology Project Manager. She has experience as a fine dining Restaurant Manager and promotes local gardening initiatives with her two girls. Charlene is also ServSafe Certified.

Oct. 13 Class: Blueberry muffins, currant scones, and chai tea
Oct. 20 Class: Apple turnovers, coconut tart, kurma (a sweet Trinidadian snack made of ginger-spiced fried dough and a sugary glaze)
Oct. 27 Class: Halloween treats (cupcakes and cookies)

Let’s Dance! Put on your red shoes…
with Renée Banson
Wednesday evenings, 6:15pm – 7:30pm
1st session starts Oct. 3-24; series of 4 classes for $50 (First class is a FREE try out)
2nd session starts Nov. 7- Dec. 5; series of 4 classes for $60 (no class Nov. 21)

The class is geared towards the 55+ group with movements derived from jazz, modern, ballet and musical theater. Each class will begin with a 20 min. warm up that is an excellent overall workout yet is easy on the body. Thera-bands will be provided for resistance training. Following we will be learning choreography to a song from our “era”. I will take music suggestions from the group. At the end of the 1st class we will discuss everyone’s concerns, ideas, suggestions etc. that will help me plan classes accordingly. Lastly, I want us to have fun while working out! This is also a good way to experience the camaraderie of dancing with a group. An informal performance for family and friends will be planned but is optional. Come out and join us and “Put on your red shoes and dance the blues!”

Renee is an award winning dancer/teacher/choreographer that has been a dance professional for over 30 years. She has danced with a variety of companies, including two tours of Europe and the US. She has taught at numerous studios, colleges and high schools including the Rock School, Bryn Mawr College, and University of the Arts. She has a special talent and knack for working with beginners and helping them to feel confident and capable of dancing at their level of ability.

Learn to Cook Like a Pro
with Chef Gary Murphy
Thursday evenings, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Starts Oct. 4: series of 8 classes (no class Nov. 15 & 22)
Each class is $30 (includes $5 to cover food costs)
College students and adults will learn to cook quickly and simply with no fancy equipment AND with minimal clean-up. Each class will feature a recipe from the latest issues of “Food & Wine” or “Bon Appétit”  adapted to be simple. These classes will have you impressing a date, family or friends. Each class is a full demonstration and tasting with the printed recipes to take home. Class size is limited to 12.

Chef Gary Murphy has been a chef instructor for 30 years in Philadelphia and Arizona. During his time teaching in the School District of Philadelphia, he was co-facilitator for the Careers thru Culinary Arts Program, a city-wide effort of 14 school and 450 students in training sessions, field trips and scholarship competitions.

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