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Get excited about dinner with these seven ingredient (or less) dishes that you can have on the table in 30 minutes. In this hands-on culinary class, discover simple ways to incorporate more vegetables in your meals, while taking the challenge out of weeknight meal planning. Learn time-saving tips and prep methods. Take the series of two classes, at a discounted rate, or sign up for either of the single session topics. Week 1 is Soups & Starters, week 2 is Main Meals.


August 3-10, 2024 | 2:00pm-5:00pm PDT | Bend
Get excited about dinner with these seven ingredient (or less) main dishes that you can have on the table in 30 minutes. In this hands-on culinary class, discover simple ways to incorporate more vegetables into your meals, while taking the challenge out of weeknight meal planning. Learn timesaving tips and prep methods. Nutritious, delicious, and quick are what will be happening in your kitchen with Indian Butter Chicken, Tomatillo Turkey Chili, and Gazpacho Cod in Parchment.


Saturday, August 10, 2024 | 2:00pm-5:00pm PDT | Bend
Get excited about dinner with these seven ingredient (or less) dishes that you can have on the table in 30 minutes. In this hands-on culinary class, discover simple ways to incorporate more vegetables into your meals, while taking the challenge out of weeknight meal planning. Learn timesaving tips and prep methods. Nutritious, delicious, and quick are what will be happening in your kitchen with Butternut Squash Soup, Roasted Pear & Celery Salad, and Roasted Broccoli Salad.


Saturday, August 3, 2024 | 2:00pm-5:00pm PDT | Bend
Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs and feelings, as the ability to use language is lost. However, some behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers to manage. Join us to learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers, and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer's disease.


Saturday, June 1, 2024 | 10:00am-11:30am PDT | Bend
The Better Bones & Balance program, developed by researchers at the Bone Research Lab at Oregon State University, uses targeted exercises that reduce the rate of bone loss, improve strength and balance, and reduce the risk of falls.


April 2, 2024 to June 6, 2024 | 10:00am-11:00am PDT | Redmond
April 2, 2024 to June 6, 2024 | 10:00am-11:00am PDT | Online
Buddha taught we all have a naturally conscious and loving presence. However, we get distracted by our reactions to life situations and develop habits of mind that overshadow our original compassionate nature. This class will explore the Buddhist point of view by exploring the principles and practices of the tradition that help us reawaken the original mind.


October 17, 2024 to November 21, 2024 | 7:00pm-8:30pm PDT | Bend
The AHA's BLS Course is designed for healthcare professionals and other personnel who need to know how to perform CPR and other basic cardiovascular life support skills. The HeartCode BLS Provider provides the same education and certification as the standard BLS with a convenient online portion that can be done at home followed by an in-person 2.5-hour skills session. See Additional Course Information for details on the in-person skills session guidelines.


Wednesday, June 19, 2024 | 6:00pm-8:30pm PDT | Bend
Thursday, June 20, 2024 | 6:00pm-8:30pm PDT | Bend
Saturday, June 22, 2024 | 1:00pm-3:30pm PDT | Bend
Are you interested in starting a medicinal herb garden or adding herbs to your current garden? This is the class for you! Central Oregon is a challenging growing environment, but many medicinal herbs thrive here. This class will explore medicinal garden designs, propagation techniques, and herbs that thrive in this region. We will also talk about individual herbs and their uses. This class will include a field trip to see the plants up close and explore their growing requirements. Join us and learn all about how you can grow your own medicinal herbs at home! Students are responsible for transportation to the field session.


June 12-15, 2024 | 5:00pm-7:00pm PDT | Bend
Have you been curious about using medicinal herbs but didn't know where to start? This class is not just about theory; it's about practicality. It's designed to provide an overview of simple herbal remedies to address your and your family's minor illnesses. During the class, we will cover which herbs to use and demonstrate medicine-making techniques for getting the most out of your medicine. This class will teach making infusions, decoctions, tinctures, liniments, salves, and syrups. Come ready to have some fun with herbs and leave with the confidence to use them effectively.


Tuesday, August 13, 2024 | 3:30pm-6:00pm PDT | Bend
The common perception is that comedy improvisation is just "making things up." The reality is that improvisation has formal rules and structure that guide players forward to success. Join Renny Temple, master improviser and actor/director, in this interactive workshop of fun improv games and exercises for enjoyment, for stage, and for life. Come play, and enjoy a lot of laughs along the way!


July 8-31, 2024 | 5:30pm-7:30pm PDT | Bend
Restorative yoga is a powerful sequence of supported therapeutic postures to turn on the body's natural healing capacity. This is an experience of holding shapes while being supported with bolsters, blankets and sandbags to add traction, grounding and increased range of motion. Props support the body to open and lengthen gradually.


August 1-22, 2024 | 11:00am-12:15pm PDT | Bend
Enjoy camaraderie, cooking, and culinary adventure in this private hands-on cooking class. We'll work in teams to create a Mediterranean Sampler and share appetizers, an entrée, and dessert with regional wine pairings. On the menu: Hummus and veggies; Prosciutto-wrapped dates; Cod in saffron broth with chorizo and potatoes; Lemon-anise biscotti; Regional wines. All recipes will be prepared gluten and dairy-free as well as low-glycemic. Please contact the instructor with any additional food sensitivities. Please note: The kitchen is not gluten or peanut-free.


Saturday, June 22, 2024 | 2:00pm-5:00pm PDT | Bend
One in three adults in the US has high blood pressure and only half have their blood pressure under control. If you're on of these people, there is good news. Several factors within your control that influence blood pressure. In the class, taught by Integrative Nutritionist Dianne Porter, you'll learn which specific key nutrients to include in your diet, the importance of balancing omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, and which good fats to include in your diet to support healthy blood pressure.


Thursday, August 8, 2024 | 10:00am-12:00pm PDT | Bend
Reiki is a simple, natural, and safe method of healing and self-improvement that everyone can learn and use! In this class, learn about the history of Reiki, how to use it to promote healing for yourself and others, and practice giving and receiving Reiki. Students will receive a beautiful Reiki Level 1 manual and a personalized Reiki First Degree Certificate of Completion. This class qualifies for 5 Continuing Education hands-on contact hours for Oregon LMTs.


Saturday, June 1, 2024 | 10:00am-3:30pm PDT | Bend
Saturday, July 13, 2024 | 10:00am-3:30pm PDT | Bend
Bring a world of flavors to your dinner table with these gluten-free and dairy-free classic sauces that draw from various ethnic traditions. Gain mastery of the following sauces: Mexican Mole Sauce, Thai Coconut Curry, Mediterranean Caper Sauce, and Spanish Romesco Sauce. These sauces are bursting with flavor while accommodating common dietary restrictions.


Sunday, June 9, 2024 | 2:00pm-5:00pm PDT | Bend
Developing osteoarthritis is common as we age. Most of us who are afflicted find over-the-counter and prescription meds that help and eventually figure out the motions and activities we need to limit to keep from having flares. Then we learn to accept that a certain amount of pain and joint deterioration is inevitable. But what if it isn't? Reducing joint pain and degeneration is brought about mostly by reducing inflammation, which is the biggest cause of ongoing deterioration in joints, whether in the spine or extremities. Chronic inflammation tears down our health and can cause irreversible damage to joints, heart, blood vessels, and brain. We'll take a closer look at key foods that create inflammation, the supplements that can reduce it, and the habits and home remedies such as icing and castor oil packs that can reduce or eliminate arthritis pain quickly and sometimes dramatically. You'll learn the causes, effects, and remedies of chronic inflammation that create the pain of osteoarthritis.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Many Americans suffer from heartburn or other symptoms of GERD but never treat the cause. Both the underlying causes and the medications can lead to multiple long-term health problems, including breakdown of digestion and bone loss. Learn the foods, supplements and habits that can correct the condition and/or help reduce GERD symptoms.


Wednesday, June 5, 2024 | 1:30pm-3:00pm PDT | Bend
This four-part series will share mindful ways of being that can be easily integrated into our daily lives and have a positive impact on your well-being. Learn about the science of mindfulness and its effects on the mind, body, and spirit. Experience a variety of practices, including creative drawing and painting, mindful movement, and compassionate action. Sessions will include time for learning about the most recent research, engaging in mindful practices and activities, and sharing in conversation with others. The sessions will be engaging and interactive, with opportunities to extend learning beyond the class with a variety of resources. All are welcome, more diversity leads to greater learning and new perspectives.


This course contains no sessions at this time.