Classes and Clubs for Adults

Educational opportunities for personal enrichment and growth

Intermediate/Advanced Watercolor with Kay Stauffer

Wednesdays, March 11-April 15, 2020, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

With such a variety of textures and patterns in nature, many watercolor techniques, such as glazing, masking, dry brush, and splattering, will be introduced to better enable you to paint rocks, trees, water, or whatever subjects you are trying to represent. A basic knowledge of watercolor and brush handling is a must to sign up for this class, which will guide you towards developing your own painting ideas. Composition and principles of design will also be incorporated.

Class Registration:

This series of six classes will meet at the Nature Center each Wednesday from March 11 through April 15. Registration fee for all six classes: $48 for members, $60 for non-members. Registration limited to 12 participants. Please pre-register on Eventbrite at the following links:

LGNC members: register here                    Non-members: register here

After registering, you will be sent a materials list. You can purchase the recommended materials at local stores such as Michael’s or Blick (Emmaus). Paper can be purchased at the workshop, $6.00 per sheet, 22”x30.” We will be painting in the first class, so you will need your supplies.

Please contact LGNC at mail@lgnc.org or 610-760-8889 if you have any questions.

Native Plant Horticulture with Liz Stauffer

Every Friday in February, 2020 

Interested in gardening for wildlife? Get inspired and informed with practical tips on the best horticultural and ecologically-minded practices — whether you have existing gardens or are looking to create new ones. All registrants will receive a copy of LGNC’s new gardening book, Native Plants for the Small Yard! Schedule:

  • Part 1: Gardening with Native Plants for Year-Round Interest — Friday, February 7, 10:00 a.m. to Noon
  • Part 2: Plant Propagation — Friday, February 14, 10:00 a.m. to Noon
  • Part 3: Garden Management Practices: Weeds! — Friday, February 21, 10:00 a.m. to Noon
  • Part 4: Edible Native Plants in the Landscape — Friday, February 28, 10:00 a.m. to Noon

Topics will include: plant selection/combinations, basic garden design, basic plant propagation, weed identification and management, and how to make your garden a food haven — for you and for wildlife!

Class Registration: This series of four seminars will meet at the Nature Center on each Friday in February. Registration fee covers all seminars and a book: $25 for members, $50 for non-members. Please register online at the following links:

LGNC members: register here                    Non-members: register here

About Liz: Liz is a graduate of Longwood Gardens’ Professional Gardener Training Program and Drexel University, where she earned a B.S. in Environmental Science. She has been working in the agricultural/horticultural field since 2005 and is Landscape Services Supervisor at Edge of the Woods Native Plant Nursery in Orefield, PA. She loves spending time with her daughter, plants, books, and chickens.

Please contact LGNC at mail@lgnc.org or 610-760-8889 if you have any questions.

Yoga

Autumn Yoga Session!

Certified Yoga Instructor Stacy Hein will be offering a 9-week “yoga for all” session Mondays, February 10 through April 6 from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. This is a moderately challenging but gentle yoga class. Beginners are welcome, poses can be adapted to fit your level of ability. Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to settle in before class begins.

Registration for the entire session is encouraged. Space is limited. $8/class for members ($72), $10 for non-members ($90) and $12 for drop-in (if available). Payment due at class – credit card, check, cash accepted. Register Here!

Namaste!

About the instructor – Stacy Hein 14089089_10207158539147378_4830331076984296489_n
Stacy discovered yoga in 2009, somewhat accidentally, while taking dance classes at a small studio. She took a few classes there and found that yoga was a natural progression from her love of dance. She began exploring the practice through DVDs and other classes in the area, but it wasn’t until 2014 that she began a regular practice. Within about one year, she began researching teacher trainings, knowing that she wanted to deepen her practice and share the benefits of yoga with others. She chose to pursue her 200 hour certification with Erica McHugh at Emmaus Yoga.

Also a dance fitness instructor, freelance writer, and writing tutor—Stacy brings a background of both group instruction and one-on-one teaching experience to her classes. Her teaching style is a union of her passion for words and her love of the discipline, rhythm and meditation of yoga. Students can expect to encounter a blend of poetry and movement in her classes that is carefully designed to inspire and motivate—both on and off the mat.

Cabin Fever Book Club…

…truly a reason to look forward to the colder months!!!

All meetings are Thursdays, once a month, from 10 am – noon
There will be a breakfast buffet supervised by Head Chef Lee Sivak with your help. 

These books will be available at the Palmerton and Slatington Libraries, at the Lehigh Gap Nature Center and, at a cost, through Amazon.com

Please feel welcome to bring a friend. If you’d like to lead a discussion, contact Nancy Taras or Dan Kunkle.

2019-2020 Cabin Fever Book Club Reading List:

November 21, 2019          The Feather Thief by Kirk Wallace Johnson
December 19, 2019            Anthill by E. O. Wilson
January 16, 2020               A Rum Affair by Karl Sabbagh & Adam Nicholson
February 20, 2020             Engineering Eden by Jordan Fisher Smith
March 19, 2020                  American Wolf by Nate Blakeslee