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Workshop List

This page contains a list of the workshops we have on offer in 2021, grouped by timeslot.

bUUtcamp for All Fitness Levels

Open For Enrollment
Led by Pamela Hermann / July 5 @ 7:30am

Join us for a morning workout combining strength, high impact interval training. Workshop will include a warmup, 30-40 minutes workout, a cooldown, stretch. This is informal, fun, modifications will be provided to meet you wherever you are in your fitness journey! Note that the workshop leader is an enthusiastic fitness advocate but not a certified trainer. Participants should bring a yoga mat, pair of free weights or resistance bands. Come sweat with us!


bUUtcamp for All Fitness Levels

Open For Enrollment
Led by Pamela Hermann / July 7 @ 7:30am

Join us for a morning workout combining strength, high impact interval training. Workshop will include a warmup, 30-40 minutes workout, a cooldown, stretch. This is informal, fun, modifications will be provided to meet you wherever you are in your fitness journey! Note that the workshop leader is an enthusiastic fitness advocate but not a certified trainer. Participants should bring a yoga mat, pair of free weights or resistance bands. Come sweat with us!


bUUtcamp for All Fitness Levels

Open For Enrollment
Led by Pamela Hermann / July 9 @ 7:30am

Join us for a morning workout combining strength, high impact interval training. Workshop will include a warmup, 30-40 minutes workout, a cooldown, stretch. This is informal, fun, modifications will be provided to meet you wherever you are in your fitness journey! Note that the workshop leader is an enthusiastic fitness advocate but not a certified trainer. Participants should bring a yoga mat, pair of free weights or resistance bands. Come sweat with us!


Showtunes Zumba

Unlimited Enrollment
Led by Julie Enersen / July 6, 8 @ 7:30am, July 10 @ 10:30am

Let's dance to great showtunes while improving balance, brain function, cardiovascular endurance. Zumba is dance fitness perfect for anyone who wants to add some movement to their lives but would like to adapt the easy-to follow choreography to their own fitness levels. (Yes, you can dance in a chair!) If you have comfy clothing, some space in which to move, then you're ready for this!


Leaving a Legacy

Open For Enrollment
Led by Bill Lyons / July 10 @ 9am

We will explore motivations, techniques for supporting favorite charities


Bridge, The Card Game

Open For Enrollment
Led by Steve Enersen / July 6 @ 9am

Table(s) of bridge using Trickstercards.com. Participants should be experienced bridge players of intermediate ability, above. Participants would be accepted in units of four. Example: If 11 people sign up, the first 8 would be accepted, the session would consist of two tables. If 15 sign up, we would accommodate the first 12. We would play for two hours.


Bridge, The Card Game

Open For Enrollment
Led by Steve Enersen / July 10 @ 2pm

Table(s) of bridge using Trickstercards.com. Participants should be experienced bridge players of intermediate ability, above. Participants would be accepted in units of four. Example: If 11 people sign up, the first 8 would be accepted, the session would consist of two tables. If 15 sign up, we would accommodate the first 12. We would play for two hours.


Getting Older Ain't for Sissies

Unlimited Enrollment
Led by Terri Gaitskill / July 6, 10 @ 10:30am, July 8 @ 9am

A series of informational talks covering important issues that arise as we get older: physical, emotional challenges, dietary needs, advance care planning, etc. given by a master's prepared registered nurse with more than 50 years' experience.


Storytime for Everyone

Unlimited Enrollment
Led by Jocie Luglio / July 6 @ 9am

Listen to diverse picture books read aloud while illustrations are shared on-screen


Introduction to Primordial Sound Meditation

Unlimited Enrollment
Led by Valarie Palacios / July 5, 7, 9 @ 9:30am

An opportunity to deepen, enliven any meditation practice. We will learn basic concepts of Primordial Sound Meditation, how it can benefit a person's life, enrich the soul. We will focus on each spiritual law, how to incorporate them into daily intentions. This class is designed for the first-time meditator, the advanced spiritualist, everyone in between!


#LivingMyBestLife AM

Open For Enrollment
Led by Jamie Shepherd / July 5-9 @ 10:30am

Through exploration of purpose, meaning, #LivingMyBestLife empowers participants to maximize their potential, live their best lives. Going beyond passion to consider purpose, participants explore how they can utilize their gifts, talents in service to something bigger than themselves. This workshop will be especially beneficial to Young Adults who are considering what major or career to pursue, but it is also a great opportunity for adults of all ages to re-focus through career, life transitions. This workshop is fully virtual, will meet via Zoom. Participants are encouraged to use a notebook throughout this class, but loose leaf paper is also fine! Printable resources will also be provided, but you don't need to print them to participate fully! This workshop is repeated in the afternoon session.


Grumpy Old Men Discussion

Unlimited Enrollment
Led by Guy Loftman / July 7 @ 10:30am

Grumpy Old Men talk things over. Our allies are, of course, welcome.


Poetry

Unlimited Enrollment
Led by Katie Whaley / July 5 @ 10:30am, July 9 @ 10:30am

We write poetry together, go over, help edit previous poems, bring poems we like to discuss them


Loom Knit a Hat

Unlimited Enrollment
Led by Jennifer Nahm / July 5, 9 @ 11:30am

Knitting on a round loom is a fun craft that is easy for all ages. No previous knitting experience is necessary. Participants will need a knitting loom, yarn (a supply list will be provided before the workshop). The first session will teach participants how to start a hat. The second session will teach participants how to finish the hat, discuss different stitches that can be used on the loom as well as hat variations.


Design Basics: Realism to Abstraction

Open For Enrollment
Led by Stephanie Robertson / July 5-9 @ 12:30pm

Do you like to paint, quilt, collage but want to make your designs more interesting? In this workshop we will start with our own photographs, work towards creating an abstract work of art by the end of the week. Students will attend virtual sessions, with the final session serving as a showcase of the work created during the week. They will also be invited to attend virtual one-on-ones with me during the week to discuss their design ideas.


Science, Pseudoscience

Unlimited Enrollment
Led by Carolyn Hildebrandt, Ken Sharp / July 5, 7, 9 @ 12:30pm

Daily, we are bombarded with "scientific" claims that may or may not be true. In this age of "alternative facts", evidence-free assertions, critical thinking is of paramount importance. In this workshop, we will explore the history of science, pseudoscience, ways in which we can identify facts, misinformation about topics such as creationism, climate change, conspiracy theories, medical quackery, vaccines, COVID-19, help people think about them in more scientific ways. Carolyn Hildebrandt is a professor of psychology who has taught college-level courses on this topic in London, the U.S. Ken Sharp is a retired professor of chemistry with interests in the history of science.


Yoga

Unlimited Enrollment
Led by Ruth Elliott / July 6, 8 @ 12:30pm

All levels yoga workshop. Included would be restorative yoga, yin yoga a bit of vinyasa flow, always, sound healing, poetry, sarcasm, me being generally wacky as needed. Also some meditation.


Book Discussion

Filling Fast!
Led by Amy Miller / July 5, 9 @ 2pm

Read one or both of our literary selections, then meet to discuss. Titles will be announced May 1. Ordering information and further details will be found here after that date.


#LivingMyBestLife PM

Open For Enrollment
Led by Jamie Shepherd / July 5-9 @ 2pm

Through exploration of purpose, meaning, #LivingMyBestLife empowers participants to maximize their potential, live their best lives. Going beyond passion to consider purpose, participants explore how they can utilize their gifts, talents in service to something bigger than themselves. This workshop will be especially beneficial to Young Adults who are considering what major or career to pursue, but it is also a great opportunity for adults of all ages to re-focus through career, life transitions. This workshop is fully virtual, will meet via Zoom. Participants are encouraged to use a notebook throughout this class, but loose leaf paper is also fine! Printable resources will also be provided, but you don't need to print them to participate fully! This workshop is a repeat of the morning session.


Sing with Pam!

Unlimited Enrollment
Led by Pam Blevins Hinkle / July 10 @ 3pm

Quickly learn simple, joyful songs that are the medicine we need for these times!


Gifts from the Pandemic

Open For Enrollment
Led by Karen Seymour-Ells / July 5-7 @ 3:30pm

The last year has been challenging for so many of us, but for some, it has offered unexpected gifts or opportunities. Within the challenges we have discovered different ways of maintaining relationships, new strengths within ourselves. This workshop/event would feature 8 storytellers each developing a 5 minute story about something that has happened within the last year. They need to attend a Zoom workshop (or two) ahead of the event, provide each other with feedback, hone their tale. Final event where we tell our stories should be open to all.


Crafting Bee

Unlimited Enrollment
Led by Connie Loftman / July 6 @ 3:30pm

Whether its knitting, crocheting, quilting, felting, or (you name it), if you enjoy doing it in the chatty company of others, this workshop is for you. Just bring your new, unfinished, or finished project to the zoom screen, we will �show, tell�, mostly talk.


Virtual Tarot Reading

Unlimited Enrollment
Led by Chris Whittaker / July 5, 7, 9 @ 3:30pm

Live tarot reading. Have your cards read or just watch the fun! (Since this is not a private reading, please avoid questions that may cause embarrassment or pain.) I have been reading tarot since 1995 or so. I have also taught tarot workshops.


Discovering You CAN Cook

Open For Enrollment
Led by Jodi Perko / July 5 @ 5pm

If your diet consists mainly of frozen meals heated up in the microwave, bowls of cereal, and/or you have take-out boxes filling your fridge, then this can help you on your way to eating tastier, healthier foods! We�ll prepare simple meals together, requiring no special tools aside from a good-sized skillet, a pot, a mixing bowl, a sharp knife. Recipe ingredients will be basic, participants will be emailed a list prior to the scheduled meeting.


Discovering You CAN Cook

Open For Enrollment
Led by Jodi Perko / July 7 @ 5pm

If your diet consists mainly of frozen meals heated up in the microwave, bowls of cereal, and/or you have take-out boxes filling your fridge, then this can help you on your way to eating tastier, healthier foods! We�ll prepare simple meals together, requiring no special tools aside from a good-sized skillet, a pot, a mixing bowl, a sharp knife. Recipe ingredients will be basic, participants will be emailed a list prior to the scheduled meeting.


Discovering You CAN Cook

Open For Enrollment
Led by Jodi Perko / July 9 @ 5pm

If your diet consists mainly of frozen meals heated up in the microwave, bowls of cereal, and/or you have take-out boxes filling your fridge, then this can help you on your way to eating tastier, healthier foods! We�ll prepare simple meals together, requiring no special tools aside from a good-sized skillet, a pot, a mixing bowl, a sharp knife. Recipe ingredients will be basic, participants will be emailed a list prior to the scheduled meeting.


Mixology

Unlimited Enrollment
Led by Steve Krahnke / July 7 @ 5pm, July 8 @ 6pm

Steve will provide recipes for 4 cocktails in advance, with brief histories of each cocktail, as well as suggestions for appetizers. Then we meet, discuss.


Rainbow Beer Tasting

Unlimited Enrollment
Led by Nate Warner / July 5, 6 @ 5pm, July 8 @ 7pm

Taste the Rainbow, but remotely There's much more to the world of fermented liquids than wine, yellow fizzy stuff; let's appreciate some of it! Bring a favorite beer or two to the Zoom gathering in order to learn about a variety of flavors.


Beer Choir

Unlimited Enrollment
Led by Steve Krahnke / July 5 @ 6pm

We drink beer, sing. Not exactly sure how it will work on Zoom, but we are all leaders in our fields, we all love to sing, we all like beer (except Soni).


Virtual Awesome Choir

Unlimited Enrollment
Led by Pam Blevins Hinkle and Julie Enersen / Recordings due June 1

Pam will teach music by rote to any interested singers via Zoom on April Saturday, April 10 @ 10am CDT By June 1, participants submit videos to Julie of themselves singing the songs individually. The recordings will be combined into videos which will be shared during our Celebrations.