Classes & Events

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“Wow, just opened the fermented veggies that we made with Ilah Jarvis and they kick some serious ass! Must get more starter and make more!!” -Janine Anderson

“Ilah is friendly and knowledgeable .  Her relaxed, mellow attitude towards measurements and instruction made me feel comfortable about trying the recipes on my own.  My first batch that I created in my kitchen turned out beautifully and it was great fun to do.”-Annie Kenny

“I liked that I could ask questions that were not necessarily addressed in the books. I also liked the peaceful, creative setting.”-Rebecca Anaya

 All classes require advance registration. Contact via email or phone to save your spot! Cooking classes are gluten-free, dairy-free, and emphasize whole ingredients. 

 

GreenCrochetScarfCrochet Workshop 1 pm Wednesday, April 22 at Danville Senior Center 115 E. Prospect St. Danville, CA  94526 (925) 314-3490. $35 for Danville residents, $42 for others.

Are you stumped by a crochet project? Would you like help from an expert to get you going again? Bring your questions and projects to this class. Print and online resources are also provided. Basic crochet skills are required. Students are encouraged to contact teacher before class with project details.

CrochetFlowerCrochet Flowers 1 pm Wednesday, April 29 at Danville Senior Center 115 E. Prospect St. Danville, CA  94526 (925) 314-3490. $35 for Danville residents, $42 for others.

You too can crochet traditional flowers and leaves to decorate hats, pins and gifts. Chains, shells and other techniques will be used, and we will interpret written instructions and charts. Basic crochet skills are required. Students should bring a size H hook one each of green and a floral colored DK weight cotton yarn. Experienced crochet students may enjoy a size F hook and Lion Brand Bonbons cotton sport weight yarn, available at Micheal’s.

Screen Shot 2014-07-14 at 12.13.45 PMTortillas and Tamales 6:30 pm Tuesday, May 5 at Albany Recreation Center 1249 Marin Ave Albany, CA 94706 (510) 524-9283. $39 for Albany residents, $49 for others.

Tamales are traditional holiday dish in Latin America. We will use masa to make tamales filled with a choice of beans, cheese or pork. Then we will make tortillas and guacamole as we wait for the tamales to steam. Both tamales and tortillas are easy to make and delicious. $9 materials fee paid to the instructor

 

MedKnittingHandsKnit and Crochet Workshop 1 pm Wednesday, May 6 at Danville Senior Center 115 E. Prospect St. Danville, CA  94526 (925) 314-3490. $35 for Danville residents, $42 for others.

Are you stumped by a crochet project? Would you like help from an expert to get you going again? Bring your questions and projects to this class. Print and online resources are also provided. Basic crochet skills are required. Students are encouraged to contact teacher before class with project details.

 

smallpiespoonSummer Dishes 6:30 pm Tuesday, May 12 at Albany Recreation Center 1249 Marin Ave Albany, CA 94706 (510) 524-9283. $39 for Albany residents, $49 for others.

Fruit pies, creative salads and quick broiled meals are in order when summer produce is bursting and we want to minimize oven time. We will focus on the techniques that ensure delicious food, as well as variations to cater to available and personal tastes. $9 material fee paid to instructor.

IMG_0579Crochet Series 1  1 pm Wednesdays, May 13-27 at Danville Senior Center 115 E. Prospect St. Danville, CA  94526 (925) 314-3490. $35 for Danville residents, $42 for others.

Learn the basic crochet stitches to make scarves and accessories. We discuss how different yarns behave, and learn how to read simple written patterns.

 

Pickles in progressCultured Sauerkraut 6:30 pm Tuesday, May 26 at Albany Recreation Center 1249 Marin Ave Albany, CA 94706 (510) 524-9283. $39 for Albany residents, $49 for others. $7 material fee paid to the instructor.

Cultured sauerkraut is deliciously rich in probiotics or “good bacteria” but a 16 oz. jar can cost as much as $10. In this class, you can learn how to make a gallon for as little as $2 with a variety of vegetable and spice variations. Tips for making low-sodium kraut are included in this class.

IMG_0087_1Season with Herbs and Spices 6:30 pm Tuesday, June 2 at Albany Recreation Center 1249 Marin Ave Albany, CA 94706 (510) 524-9283. $39 for Albany residents, $49 for others.$7 materials fee paid to the instructor

No more boring home cooked meals! We will taste and smell a selection of herbs and spices and learn how to pair them to a variety of foods. This class is a live saver if you are avoiding salt, processed foods, or just want to be a better cook.

CrochetFlowerCrochet Series 2  1 pm Wednesdays, June 3-17 at Danville Senior Center 115 E. Prospect St. Danville, CA  94526 (925) 314-3490. $35 for Danville residents, $42 for others.

Beautiful lace stitches and construction techniques are used to make granny squares, flowers and hats. Graphs and pattern reading skills are further developed.

 

MedKnittingHands Knit and Crochet Workshop 1 pm Wednesdays, June 24 at Danville Senior Center 115 E. Prospect St. Danville, CA  94526 (925) 314-3490. $35 for Danville residents, $42 for others.

Are you stumped by a crochet project? Would you like help from an expert to get you going again? Bring your questions and projects to this class. Print and online resources are also provided. Basic crochet skills are required. Students are encouraged to contact teacher before class with project details.

AlbanyKale&ChardSuper Chef  Teens Cooking Class 9:30-11:30 am M-F August 7-15 at Albany Recreation Center 1249 Marin Ave
Albany, CA 94706 (510) 524-9283.

Get confident in the kitchen! This dairy-free, gluten-free cooking class includes both meat and vegan options for each recipe.  We will broil, sautee, steam, bake, and ferment fresh whole foods.  This class features safe knife skills and an overview of nutritional benefits of featured ingredients by a certified nutrition consultant.  To become a Super chef, we will vary ingredients each week to build confidence in the students with the techniques.  Material fee:  $20 paid to instructor on first day of camp.  Note: One week pre-registration prior to camp start date required. 

 

 

 

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  • Upcoming Events

    Complete Event Info Here

    3/31 Delicious Vegetables
    4/1 Beginning Crochet
    4/8 Crochet Lace Accents
    4/15 Granny Squares
    4/21 Low Sugar Jam
    4/22 Crochet Workshop
    4/29 Crochet Flowers
    5/25 Summer Dishes
    8/7-15 Teen Cooking

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