Cabin Fever Book Club
Our Cabin Fever Book Club is truly a reason to look forward to the colder months. Hosted on the second Thursday of each month from November through March, the book club convenes each meeting with a potluck brunch before moving into a lively discussion of the book of the month. The list for the 2016-17 club is as follows:
November 17, 2016 – The Big Burn by Timothy Egan
December 15, 2016 – The Emerald Mile by Kevin Fedarko
January 19, 2017 – Two in the Far North by Margaret Murie
February 16, 2017 – Jaguar by Alan Rabinowitz
March 16, 2017 – Gathering Moss by Robin Wall Kimmerer
We periodically offer yoga classes at the Nature Center. Instructor Stacy Hein is teaching a yoga class this winter that is now full. To be notified if space becomes available and/or when the next session is scheduled, please email email@example.com.
About the instructor – Stacy Hein
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.
Wire Tree Sculpting Classes
Local artist Carol Mickey is teaching wire tree sculpting classes to adults and kids (ages 10-16) this year at LGNC. Since she created her first sculpture as a child, Carol has perfected the skill of twisting mundane metal wire into amazingly life-like trees in miniature. In Carol’s classes, you will sculpt your own wire trees from roots to crown, taking inspiration from the willows, maples, and other species around the Osprey House. Carol teaches personalized classes at varying levels of difficulty (listed below).
“Trees are a sign of strength and wisdom,” Carol says. By sharing her craft, Carol hopes to inspire new artists to create wire trees, an art form that she believes can uniquely display “all of nature’s glory in one piece.” To learn more about Carol and her art, please visit her website at www.onlytrees.us.
The following wire tree classes will be offered in 2017:
1. Wire Twisting 101 – One 3-hour class (fee: $35) | When: Monday, March 6 from 6 to 9 p.m. and Wednesdays, March 1, 15, and 29 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
In this class, you will learn how to twist wire tightly and create a small green tree (willow, maple, or dogwood) using florist wire.
2. Wire Twisting 101K (for kids ages 10-16) – One 3-hour class OR two 1.5-hour classes (fee: $35) | When: Currently available by appointment only; dates TBA
In this class, kids ages 10-16 (and their families) will learn how to twist wire tightly and create a small green tree (willow, maple, or dogwood) using florist wire.
3. Wire Tree Class Intermediate 102, 1 Day – One 3-hour class (fee: $38) | When: Wednesday, February 22 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
In this class, you will create a 6-to-8-inch basic wire tree (based on a species of your choice) and learn how to add wire onto a wire tree that is being created. Following the 3-hour instruction, you will take the tree home to finish on your own.
4. Wire Tree Class Intermediate 102, 2 Days – Two 3-hour classes (fee: $60) | When: Wednesday, April 5 and Thursday, April 6 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
During the first 3-hour class, you will create a 6-to-8-inch basic wire tree (based on a species of your choice) and learn how to add wire onto a wire tree that is being created. Bring your sculpture back to the second 3-hour class to complete the tree and add a nest and base.
Materials: Wire, base, and some light refreshments included. Participant must bring the following: small-to-medium-sized wire cutters, needle-nose pliers, and gloves (optional).
Registration is limited to six participants per class, so please register at the following link soon to reserve your spot: http://ow.ly/1aJt3085u87. Classes are also available by appointment to individuals and groups of up to six people. Please contact Program Specialist Chad Schwartz at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.