Reskilling Roundup – October 2, 2012

This is a collection of all the reskilling workshops in the Centre region that I know of right now.

Cost and sponsoring organization phone contact info is included with each course listing.

October 1 through November 19 (Mondays) – Beginner Pottery with Trish Wilson. Fairmount School, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. – $140 (State College Area School District Community Education, 231-1062)

October 1, 8 & 15 – A Culinary Excursion to France, Italy, and Greece with Anne Hutcheson. $38 (OLLI, 867-4278)

October 3 – Advanced Bread Baking with Gemelli Bread’s Tony Sapia. Prerequisite: Basic Baking with Tony Sapia. $15  (OLLI, 867-4278)

October 4, October 18 & November 1 (Thursdays) – Foods in Historical Periods: The Early “White” House with Evelyn and Dale Landon. $45 (OLLI, 867-4278)

October 4 – Cheesemaking, Tasting, Pairing and Farm Tour with John Esh – $12 (OLLI, 867-4278)

October 7 – Gluten-free For A Healthier Me – Schlow Library, 2:00-3:30 p.m. Free. (BeWell Associates, 234-0785)

October 8 – Gluten-free For A Healthier Me ~ Holt Library in Philipsburg, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Free. (BeWell Associates, 234-0785)

October 9 – November 13 (Six Thursdays) – Woodworking 101 with Bill Hughes – Park Forest Middle School, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.  $110. (State College Area School District Community Education, 231-1062)

October 13 – Home Cheesemaking with Adam Seitz – Spring Mills, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. (Spring Creek Homesteading Fund, 237-0996)

October 13 – Winemaking For Beginners with Darrell Furfaro – Bellefonte, 10 a.m. – $35 (Nittany Valley True Value Feed & Hardware, 383-2809)

October 14 – Nutrition from Newborn to Toddler ~ Schlow Library, 2:00-3:30 p.m. Free. (BeWell Associates, 234-0785.)

October 15 – How To Be A Responsible Vegetarian ~ Holt Library in Philipsburg, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Free. (BeWell Associates, 234-0785.)

October 20 – Winemaking For Beginners with Darrell Furfaro – Bellefonte, 10 a.m. – $35 (Nittany Valley True Value Feed & Hardware, 383-2809)

October 21 – Preserving Foods for Health ~ Schlow Library, 2:00-3:30 p.m. (BeWell Associates, 234-0785.)

October 23 – Fall into Soups and Breads with LaCreta Holland – ($25) Park Forest Middle School, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. (State College Area School District Community Education, 231-1062

October 24  – Making Wine from Concentrate Kits with Darrell Furfaro – Bellefonte, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. – $35 (Nittany Valley True Value Feed & Hardware, 383-2809)

October 28 – Meal Planning and Recipe Exchange – Schlow Library from 2:00-3:30 p.m. Free. (BeWell Associates, 234-0785.)

October 29 – Nutrition and Mental Health ~ Holt Library in Philipsburg, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Free. (BeWell Associates, 234-0785.)

October 30 – Beer Class with Darrell Furfaro -Bellefonte, 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. – $35 (Nittany Valley True Value Feed & Hardware, 383-2809)

October 30 – “Not So Scary” Halloween Recipes with LaCreta Holland at Park Forest Middle School, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. $25. (State College Area School District Community Education, 231-1062

November 3 – Winemaking For Beginners with Darrell Furfaro – Bellefonte, 10 a.m. – $35 (Nittany Valley True Value Feed & Hardware, 383-2809)

November 6 – Thanksgiving Specials with LaCreta Holland (Cooking) – Park Forest Middle School, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.- $25 (State College Area School District Community Education, 231-1062

November 10 – Winemaking for Beginners with Darrell Furfaro – Bellefonte, 10 a.m. – $35 (Nittany Valley True Value Feed & Hardware, 383-2809)

November 10 – Beginner Quilting with Mary Ellen McMahon – Friends Meeting House in State College, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. $12. (Spring Creek Homesteading Fund, 237-0996)

November 13 – Be Prepared for the Holidays with LaCreta Holland (Cooking) – Park Forest Middle School, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. $25 (State College Area School District Community Education, 231-1062)

November 14 – Making Wine from Concentrate Kits with Darrell Furfaro – Bellefonte, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. $35. (Nittany Valley True Value Feed & Hardware, 383-2809)

December 1 – Beginner Meditation – December 1 at Friends Meeting House, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. $12. (Spring Creek Homesteading Fund, 237-0996)

December 3 – 17 (Mondays) – Pottery Extension with Trish Wilson – $55 – Fairmount School (State College Area School District Community Education, 231-1062)

December 8 – Making Santa Clauses from Apples with Ingrid Fowles – Friends Meeting House, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. – $12 (Spring Creek Homesteading Fund, 237-0996)

January Date TBA – Elderberry Winemaking Class with Darrell Furfaro in Bellefonte (Nittany Valley True Value Feed & Hardware in Bellefonte, 383-2809)

Details Pending:

  • Building a Top-Bar Bee Hive with Matt Poese and Josh Lambert
  • Making Homemade Sausage with Steve Bookbinder
  • Installing Insulation for Energy Efficiency with Dean Fenton

Readers with information about other upcoming classes are encouraged to send the info to the blog for posting.

Examples of workshop topics: cooking, baking, home food preservation, fermentation, beer-brewing, wine-making, cheese-making, butchering, sausage-making, smoking meat, home food storage system planning, gardening, herbalism and home health care, wool spinning, weaving, knitting, crocheting, sewing, quilting, rag rug braiding, pottery, chair-caning, basketry, soapmaking, candlemaking, composting, permaculture design, home-scale aquaculture, bicycle maintenance, home energy efficiency (weather stripping & insulation, small engine maintenance, basic plumbing, woodstove maintenance, metalwork/blacksmithing, woodworking, greenhouse building, furniture re-upholstery, raising backyard chickens, rabbits and bees, working with draft animals, leatherworking

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