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.

Beginning Knitting Series 1 10:30 am-12:30 pm Tuesday Sept 8-22nd  in the art room at the Danville community center 420 Front Street, Danville, CA 94526 (925) 314-3400. Enrollment is $75/res or $90/non-res

Cast on, knit purl and bind off to make adorable scarves, hats and blankets. We will demystify gauge, tools and patterns so your projects will fit well and look beautiful. Students should bring at least one ball of worsted weight yarn and a pair of size 8 or 9 knitting needles.

Crochet Series 1  1 pm Tuesday, September 15-29 (3 sessions) at Danville Senior Center 115 E. Prospect St. Danville, CA  94526 (925) 314-3490. $75 for Danville residents, $90 for others.

Learn the basic crochet stitches to make scarves and hats. We will discuss how different yarns behave, and learn how to read simple written patterns. Bring a ball of worsted weight yarn, a size J crochet hook, a pair of scissors, and a  folder for handouts.

Delicious Vegetables 6:30 pm Wednesday, September 9  at Albany Recreation Center 1249 Marin Ave Albany, CA 94706 (510) 524-9283. $39 for Albany residents, $49 for others.

Don’t drown your broccoli in ranch dressing! Learn how herbs and spices can turn greens into delicious sautes and salads. We will also use leafy herbs tot make your green smoothies extra yummy, not bitter. $7 materials fee to be paid to the instructor.

Cultured Sauerkraut 6:30 pm Wednesday, September 16 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.

Tortillas and Tamales 6:30 pm Wednesday, September 30 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.

Crochet Series 2 1pm Tuesday October 13-27 (3 sessions) at Danville Senior Center 115 E. Prospect St. Danville, CA  94526 (925) 314-3490. $75 for Danville residents, $90 for others.

Beautiful shell and stitch variation are used to make decorative edgings, cowls, granny squares and flowers. Bring at least one ball of worsted weight yarn, a size J  crochet hook, scissors and a folder. Previous enrollment in Crochet Series 1 is required.

Meat Preparation 6:30pm Wednesday October 7 at Albany Recreation Center 1249 Marin Ave Albany, CA 94706 (510) 524-9283. $39 for Albany residents, $49 for others.

Learn these three major cooking techniques to prepare everything from pork loin to fish. This class includes tips to prevent dry, tough or underdone meat, as well as a list of recommended techniques and herbs suited for particular varieties of meat. $11 materials fee paid to the instructor

Season with Herbs and Spices 6:30 pm Wednesday, October 14 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crochet 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.

 

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.

at Albany Recreation Center 1249 Marin Ave
Albany, CA 94706 (510) 524-9283.

 

 

 

 

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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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