Winter 2017 Classes

Forget Me Not – Become a Dementia Friend 
Help create a Dementia-Friendly Grand Rapids. With this one-hour session, you will learn about dementia, how to recognize it, how to communicate with somebody who has it, and how to help. After this course, you will be a certified Dementia Friend. Two chances to learn!

Presented by Dementia Friendly Grand Rapids
Thursday, January 26 from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Location: The Woods Chapel

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Two Tickets to Pair-a-Dice – Learn to Play Strategic Games 

Are you sick of playing (and losing) the same games involving no skill, just luck? Here is your chance for a comeback. Learn how to strategically make decisions in Poker, Tongiaki, Ticket to Ride and Guillotine. Sign up for one or all five!

Taught by Rachel Westerhof, Matthew Hall, Elliot Talen and David Vriesman
On Wednesdays! February 1 and 22, March 8 and 29 from 6-8 p.m.
Location: The Woods Chapel

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Holy Shiitake – Cooking Techniques from Various Cultures

Feel like a world renowned chef by learning how to prepare authentic Caribbean, Lebanese, Mexican, Italian and Asian dishes. This series will take you all around the world. Learn one or learn them all!

Presented by Creative Dining Services and our Terraces team
Thursdays, January 12 - February 9 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. 
Location: The Terraces Kitchen 

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Spread Your Wings – Tai Chi Basics

Come learn White Crane Spreads Wings and other interesting moves in Yang Style Tai Chi. Learn about the history and health benefits of the Chinese martial art in this six-week series. Tai Chi can relieve the physical effects of stress on the body and mind. Must attend all classes to receive the most health benefits.

Taught by Gary Lee
Thursdays, January 12 – February 16 from 5:15 – 6:15 p.m.
Location: The Terraces Chapel

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Strokes of Genius – Wine and Painting

Learn tips and techniques of acrylic and watercolor painting, while drinking wine. We’ll provide everything you need, including the wine! 

Taught by Maria Liddil and Micah Crittenden
Acrylic - Monday, January 23 from 6 - 8 p.m.
Watercolor - Monday, January 30 from 6 - 8 p.m.
Location: Therapy Gym at the Lodge

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We All Needle Little Help Sometimes – Sewing 101

Discover simple sewing techniques and how to use a sewing machine. We’ll use the four sessions to complete four amazing sewing projects. Bring your own sewing machine or use one of ours. Four sessions to learn - must attend all four!

Taught by Connie Croom from Connie’s Fig Leaf Shop
Tuesdays, January 24 - February 14 at 10 a.m. 
Location: The Great Room at the Terraces

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Live Long and Proper – Learn Proper Etiquette

When you meet someone for the first time do you a) hug them? b) kiss them on the forehead? Or c) hand them some candy? The answer is none of the above. This fun and educational workshop will cover greetings, conversation skills and table manners complete with a four-course meal! Two chances to learn.

Presented by Etissentials, taught by Stacey Carpin
Wednesday, January 25 from 10:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 4 from 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location: The Terraces Chapel

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The Write Stuff – Learn to Write Short Fiction

Walt Disney once said, “If you can dream it, you can do it.” Fiction writing is one way to show your imagination and creativity. In this class you will do just that! Learn how character, setting, conflict and plot structure work together to make a story interesting. Being able to attend all class sessions is strongly encouraged.

Taught by Barbara Ziemann
Wednesdays, February 1 - March 8 from 10-11 a.m.
Location: The Great Room at the Terraces

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Going Postal – Card Making

With today’s technology, it can be easy to communicate via e-mail, iMessage, chat, skype and social media. Make someone’s day by creating a handwritten card and sending it in the mail. Perfect for Valentine’s day. 

Taught by Resident, Bonnie Worley
Monday, February 6 from 10-11 a.m.
Location: The Great Room at the Terraces

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We Shall Overcomb – The Current Political Climate

Whether you are happy with the election results or not, the 2016 election will be talked about for a long time. An open discussion will be held about the results and the future of our nation.

Taught by Paul Cornish
Thursday, February 9 from 10-11 a.m.
Location: The Terraces Chapel

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Only Fools Russian – Russian Culture

People say Russian dolls are full of themselves. If you take this class, you’ll be full...of culture. We’ll learn about Russian culture through geography, history and social science. Learn four weeks in a row!

Taught by Ronni VanderVen
Tuesdays in March at 2 p.m.
Location: The Great Room at the Terraces

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No Skirting Around – Your Guide to All Things Fashion

Is orange really the new black? Does the Devil actually wear Prada? Find out answers to the common fashion misconceptions and put your knowledge to the test. Must attend both classes.

Taught by Karla Wischmeyer 
Thursdays March 16 and 23 from 6 - 7 p.m.
Location: The Terraces Chapel 

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Gouda Things Happen for a Riesling – Wine and Cheese Pairings

The older the better is what we always say - about our cheese, wine and friends. Certified Cheese Professional and Sommelier, Evan Talen will teach us through various wine and cheese pairings.

Presented by Aperitivo, taught by Evan Talen, ACS, CCP
Wednesday, March 22 from 6-7 p.m.
Location: The Terraces Chapel

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Please Contact:
Joe DiBenedetto
Lambert & Co.
(516) 637-0597

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Tanner Friedman Strategic Communications
(248) 762-1430