Haircare for Curly Hair
Sep
26
6:00pm 6:00pm

Haircare for Curly Hair

  • The Chattery at Chattanooga WorkSpace (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This class is perfect for anyone who has a curl in their hair. Learn all about foundational haircare for all curlies with curls, coils, kinks, and waves. Learn the whys and hows of choosing products so you can choose the right products for you! You'll walk out with the knowledge you need to make your curly hair perfect.

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Understanding Motivations: What Drives You and Others
Sep
27
5:30pm 5:30pm

Understanding Motivations: What Drives You and Others

Have you ever had a conversation with someone where you tell them some new, exciting information only to be met with a yawn? Why don’t they find your idea interesting? And for business owners: have you been giving people more money only to find out that it doesn’t create more productivity? Is your employee recognition program burning out and producing diminished results?

Most people try to motivate other people - in relationships or in business - in the same way that they like to be motivated, not the way the other person wants to be motivated. And that’s a huge problem that causes failed relationships and failed businesses. In this class, we'll be looking at what motivates people. Motivators are drivers of action, what cause us to put our feet on the floor each morning and engage. Learn more about what could be driving you and the other people in your life. You’ll reap immediate benefits in both your personal and professional life.

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Watercolor Sketching: A Half-Day Workshop - SOLD OUT
Sep
30
9:00am 9:00am

Watercolor Sketching: A Half-Day Workshop - SOLD OUT

This half-day workshop will cover all basic concepts of sketching, gesture drawing, pen and ink, and watercolor. The class would provide students the foundation needed to establish a daily sketching practice. The class will head outside to work on how to capture buildings and people, then students will build a loose sketch, add ink and then finish with watercolor. 

All students will be supplied with a watercolor travel set, water brush pen, fine line Sharpie and a small watercolor sketchbook to keep. Snacks are provided, and participants are encouraged to bring their own lunch. 

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Hear Me Out: Resolving Conflict Through Listening
Oct
3
6:00pm 6:00pm

Hear Me Out: Resolving Conflict Through Listening

With the constant ding of a phone, it’s hard to pay attention to normal everyday conversations. This class will teach you how to ignore your phone and concentrate on your friends, family and co-workers.

In this class, we will:

  • Define listening vs. hearing
  • Explore different methods of communication (verbal, non-verbal, social media, etc.)
  • Roleplay the importance of eye contact, body posture, and "parroting"
  • Practice "active listening" skills with partners in 5-minute conversation scenarios

You’ll walk out with the ability to be a better friend or co-worker and ultimately a better person!

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#RealTalk: The Truth About Giving Birth
Oct
5
6:00pm 6:00pm

#RealTalk: The Truth About Giving Birth

When you're expecting a little bundle of joy, you're given lots of unsolicited advice. The best advice, however, comes from everyday conversations you have with other parents who have experienced first-hand what you're going through. 

Join us as we talk about all things related to birth and parenting. Whether you're pregnant, thinking about becoming a parent or simply curious about parenthood, this panel of mothers will cover everything you've wanted to learn about this life-changing journey.

This is the first #RealTalk panel discussion presented by The Chattery. These discussions are designed to share different experiences, feedback and truth from our peers.

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Understanding Behaviors: It's Not Your Personality
Oct
10
5:30pm 5:30pm

Understanding Behaviors: It's Not Your Personality

Due to popular demand, we're repeating this class! Sign up before tickets are gone.

In this class, we are going to explore behaviors: how we act, how others see us, and the impact they have on our professional and personal lives. You'll learn how to spot a behavioral style, how to communicate effectively with other styles to achieve your goals, and where you can get the best tools to assess yourself and others. Used properly, the knowledge gained from using assessments can help your organization or personal life in many ways: reducing and managing conflict, building successful teams, employee development, performance management, personal and professional growth for your employees, role/position and employee alignment, and so much more. The results for your business include improved morale, increased efficiency, better employee engagement, reduced turnover, lower stress levels, and ultimately greater return on your investment.

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Speed Learning: 8 Ways to Improve Your Business Skills in 8 Minutes
Oct
17
6:00pm 6:00pm

Speed Learning: 8 Ways to Improve Your Business Skills in 8 Minutes

There are a lot of steps to starting a business. If you’re in the beginning stages, or looking to expand, don’t miss The Chattery’s special Startup Week Edition of Speed Learning! We’ll take you through all the steps to starting a business by having experts on hand to talk about creating a business plan, marketing, public relations, legal requirements, and more.

Best of all, we’ll also have drinks. Interested? Sign up for free below!

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No Pressure: Instant Pot 101
Oct
24
6:00pm 6:00pm

No Pressure: Instant Pot 101

  • The Chattery at Chattanooga WorkSpace (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

So you bought an Instant Pot when they were dirt cheap on Amazon and now you aren't sure what to do with it. Maybe stories about pressure cookers exploding have curbed your motivation? Never fear. This class will make your Instant Pot your new best friend, as we whip up Asian pork tacos and rice - from start to finish (eating time included!) in under two hours!

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The Way of Chá (Chinese Tea)
Oct
25
6:00pm 6:00pm

The Way of Chá (Chinese Tea)

Tea is purportedly the most widely consumed beverage in the world after water. With such wide variety in production and consumption methods around the globe, as well as hundreds of blends and flavors, moving past an Earl Grey or iced tea and on to the elusive loose stuff can seem to be quite the ordeal.

This class will explore the history of Chá (Mandarin for tea) in China, the country that lays claim to the discovery of the Camellia sinensis plant and uncovering the simultaneously calming and stimulating effect of its leaves when steeped in water. While discussing the origins of tea, its proliferation across the globe, and the industry today, we will also sip on one of the more traditionally prepared and yet still highly prized teas, Pǔ’ěr. 

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SQL Basics
Nov
1
6:30pm 6:30pm

SQL Basics

Learn one of the most valuable skills in corporate America, Structured Query Language (SQL)! In this course, we will query large data sets via Microsoft SQL Server. This course will cover real world Fortune 500 SQL Query Examples. This is a true beginner's course. If you have little to no SQL experience or looking for a smooth refresher, then this course is for you. 

  • Data Relationships
  • Data Types
  • Retrieve Data from a Single Table
  • DISTINCT vs. Duplicate Records
  • Sorting data with ORDER BY
  • Inclusion/Exclusion Functions
  • Text vs. Numbers
  • Wildcards
  • Aggregate Functions
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How to Hear Yourself: A Fall Weekend Writer's Retreat
Nov
4
to Nov 5

How to Hear Yourself: A Fall Weekend Writer's Retreat

  • The Proprioceptive Writing Center, Southeast (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

What is it like to really hear yourself? Unlike ordinary hearing, it’s like entering a world where you know yourself differently than you did before. Following certain simple rules while you write opens a gate to this blissful realm. The more you immerse yourself in this practice, the further you travel from ordinary self-judgments, and the greater your confidence to think in new ways.

Through PW you can: quiet your mind, focus your thought, clarify your feelings, and ignite your imagination. If you feel cut off from creative expression, you can reconnect to your authentic voice through PW.

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Introduction to Stand Up Comedy
Nov
16
6:00pm 6:00pm

Introduction to Stand Up Comedy

Have you always loved stand up but have been too nervous to try it? Do your friends think you're funny and tell you to share your stories on stage? 

At this class, you'll learn the basic "how to" of stand up comedy. This class will cover holding a mic, introducing other comedians, outlining a joke, collaborating with others, and information on open mics. Most importantly, the class will cover what not to do - how to keep from failing on stage. 

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Make and Take: Essential Oils for Allergies
Sep
20
6:00pm 6:00pm

Make and Take: Essential Oils for Allergies

In this class, we'll be mixing up essential oils in a rollerball to help you with your allergies. Individuals will learn some of the basics of essential oils, however, since this is a make and take, we will focus on a few popular natural alternatives to what you may find in your medicine cabinet, under your sink or in the store. Essential oils are natural, safe and effective.

Also, it's national rum punch day, so we'll be sipping on punch while we create!

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Excel at Excel: Intermediate Excel Training
Sep
18
5:30pm 5:30pm

Excel at Excel: Intermediate Excel Training

Excel workbook? More like funbook!

Join us for an evening of fun and take your Excel skills to the next level. Boost your productivity and make a statement in your workplace. Attend this session to learn about formatting spreadsheets, PivotTables, Vlookups and other advanced features of Microsoft Excel. Attendees should have a basic Excel knowledge and the ability to execute simple formulas prior to attending the class. 

Space is limited. Please bring your own computer - no computers provided.

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Adulting 101: Living with Artful Intention
Sep
14
6:00pm 6:00pm

Adulting 101: Living with Artful Intention

Come get artsy at the Hunter!

In partnership with the Hunter Museum, we invite you to an evening of life with artful intention.  This is for anyone who got sleepy in those dark art history slide lectures, is tired of decorating with posters and would like to add creative style to their lives but claims to have no artistic talent. Learn to spot local art gems and decorate your space with style with Kreneshia Whiteside Curator at AVA - Association for Visual Arts, make a color filled bullet journal and personalize your planner, project your dream wall design (without hunting for stencils), color yourself an art museum collection and collect art-inspired cocktail recipe cards created by Flying Squirrel mixologists to try out at your next party (and make a recipe box to hold them all). And for an extra challenge you can participate in an Instagram scavenger hunt in our galleries (with a chance to win a great prize). 

You can do all of this and more over a glass of wine from our cash bar and a creative night with friends.

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Credit Card Travel Hacking for Beginners
Sep
14
5:30pm 5:30pm

Credit Card Travel Hacking for Beginners

Do you want to fly first-class to the Maldives for a once-in-a-lifetime beach vacation but don't have $30,000 to spend? Do you want to take your family to visit Rocky Mountain or Glacier National Park, but airfare and lodging for your whole family for a week (or two) seem out-of-reach? Do you want the banks to pay you, for a change, instead of you paying the banks?

Attend this class to learn the basics of how to use credit card rewards to travel anywhere you want to go for free, or almost-free. Or even if you have no interest in travel whatsoever, come to learn how to earn thousands of extra dollars in cashback, just by applying for the right credit cards. Don't get overly excited and apply for any new credit cards before you attend this class.

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Venting & Gratitude: Journaling 101 - SOLD OUT
Sep
13
6:00pm 6:00pm

Venting & Gratitude: Journaling 101 - SOLD OUT

  • The Chattery at Chattanooga WorkSpace (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Do you want to journal but think your thoughts aren't profound enough? Do you already journal and worry that it's a book of negativity and if someone found it they'd think you're a horrible and miserable person? Yes, we have this healthy outlet and yet have unhealthy thoughts about it.

In this class, we'll talk about the relief of journaling, and that you can actually have fun! We'll do writing exercises in the class, exploring methods to find the one that feels both easy and powerful for you. Please bring tools to write: paper, journal, computer, or journal app. Pens and pencils will be provided.

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Excel at Excel: Intermediate Excel Training
Sep
11
11:30am11:30am

Excel at Excel: Intermediate Excel Training

Excel workbook? More like funbook!

Join us for a lunchtime lesson of fun and take your Excel skills to the next level. Boost your productivity and make a statement in your workplace. Attend this session to learn about formatting spreadsheets, PivotTables, Vlookups and other advanced features of Microsoft Excel. Attendees should have a basic Excel knowledge and the ability to execute simple formulas prior to attending the class. 

Space is extremely limited. Computers on-site for your use. 

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Understanding Behaviors: It's Not Your Personality - SOLD OUT
Sep
7
5:30pm 5:30pm

Understanding Behaviors: It's Not Your Personality - SOLD OUT

Due to popular demand, we're repeating this class! Sign up before tickets are gone.

In this class, we are going to explore behaviors: how we act, how others see us, and the impact they have on our professional and personal lives. You'll learn how to spot a behavioral style, how to communicate effectively with other styles to achieve your goals, and where you can get the best tools to assess yourself and others. Used properly, the knowledge gained from using assessments can help your organization or personal life in many ways: reducing and managing conflict, building successful teams, employee development, performance management, personal and professional growth for your employees, role/position and employee alignment, and so much more. The results for your business include improved morale, increased efficiency, better employee engagement, reduced turnover, lower stress levels, and ultimately greater return on your investment.

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The Art of Authentic Presence
Aug
31
5:30pm 5:30pm

The Art of Authentic Presence

Authentic presence means being in touch with your true self: heart, mind, body and soul. When you are truly in touch with your Authentic Self you open the door to the rich and wonderful relationships that can occur between human beings, whether at work, place, or in love. Speaking and listening from your Authentic Self is to be fully present, with yourself and your listeners, allowing you "selves" to shine through.

In this class, you will be introduced to a new way of being that allows for deeper and more powerful connections in all of your relationships through a series of experiential exercises. Come and discover your Authentic Self. 

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Make the Old New Again: Upcycling Jewelry - CANCELLED
Aug
29
6:00pm 6:00pm

Make the Old New Again: Upcycling Jewelry - CANCELLED

  • The Chattery at Chattanooga WorkSpace (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Do you have a favorite necklace or bracelet that has fallen apart? What if you could turn your favorite piece of jewelry into something new?

In this class, we'll be taking old, broken and mismatched jewelry and recycling it into new, unique one-of-a-kind jewelry. All supplies included, but bring any pieces from your favorite jewelry to transform into something new! 

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Immigration: Where Are We Now?
Aug
24
6:00pm 6:00pm

Immigration: Where Are We Now?

The United States government is currently taking a “hard line” approach to immigration. From the travel ban, to “extreme vetting,” to increased use of detention the current policies have a profound effect on how America’s immigration laws are enforced. At the same time, however, rulings from a number of Federal courts have demonstrated that the government’s power over immigration policy is not unlimited.  Martin W. Lester, a Chattanooga immigration attorney, will review how the current policies have affected the immigration system, both through the impact on the system itself and the families and individuals involved, and what may be in store for the future.

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Beginner's Astrology
Aug
22
6:00pm 6:00pm

Beginner's Astrology

Astrology is the study of the relationship between the relative positions of certain celestial bodies and life here on earth. Because the word astrology comes from the Greek words astron, meaning ‘star' and logos, meaning ‘word', we can literally translate astrology to mean the language of the stars. A language and practice that has developed over thousands of years by numerous cultures around the world since its earliest recorded beginnings in the third millennium BC. There are numerous elements, calculations and interpretations that need to be made in order to be able to figure out different things in someone's life.

In this course, we will explore astrology, and how it can impact your daily life. We'll discuss some basic terminology, symbols, the twelve signs of the zodiac, the planets, and elements. 

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Fermdamentals Book Release Party
Aug
17
6:00pm 6:00pm

Fermdamentals Book Release Party

Danielle Shelton began experimenting with fermentation for several years and blogs about it at Fermdamentals.com. In 2013, she began teaching fermentation and brewing classes in the Chattanooga and Augusta areas, and has been a Chattery instructor since the beginning. Ever since she began teaching, students have been asking for a fermentation “cookbook.” Your requests, dear students, have been answered! Join us for the book release of the Fermdamentals Guide to Fermentation. We’ll be serving wine and some of Danielle’s favorite fermented treats. The author will be on hand to answer fermentation questions.

This is also a goodbye party as Danielle is moving away! Come and say goodbye to her and celebrate.

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It's Not You... It's Your Website
Aug
16
12:00pm12:00pm

It's Not You... It's Your Website

Not seeing the results you hoped for online? It might be time for a website audit.

To contribute to your bottom line, your company’s website needs to combine technical best practices, intentional conversion opportunities, informative content, and user-friendly design. 

At this brown bag lunch session, you’ll learn the whys and hows of a website audit and walk away with free online tools to use as soon as you’re back at your desk. We’ll dive into a technical, design, and content review to get you started and show you how to continue to track your progress as you begin to make website improvements.

Admission is free, but space is limited. Hurry and grab your seat.

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Voting 101
Aug
10
6:00pm 6:00pm

Voting 101

  • The Fourth Floor at the Downtown Public Library (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Voter registration and voter turnout are hot topics every election cycle, but have you ever wondered how you can contribute to improving voter engagement? This workshop will look beyond the politically charged rhetoric and examine voter behavior. Dr. Amanda Wintersieck will present research-based information on voting and voter registration, as well as give strategies for increasing voter turnout in Chattanooga and Tennessee. Following Dr. Wintersieck's discussion, the voter registration team of the local League of Women Voters chapter will lead a training session on voter registration and give you the opportunity to sign up to help register voters locally. 

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Understanding Behaviors: It's Not Your Personality
Aug
8
5:30pm 5:30pm

Understanding Behaviors: It's Not Your Personality

In this class, we are going to explore behaviors: how we act, how others see us, and the impact they have on our professional and personal lives. You'll learn how to spot a behavioral style, how to communicate effectively with other styles to achieve your goals, and where you can get the best tools to assess yourself and others. Used properly, the knowledge gained from using assessments can help your organization or personal life in many ways: reducing and managing conflict, building successful teams, employee development, performance management, personal and professional growth for your employees, role/position and employee alignment, and so much more. The results for your business include improved morale, increased efficiency, better employee engagement, reduced turnover, lower stress levels, and ultimately greater return on your investment.

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Sound and Structure: Introduction to Phonology for Poets and Songwriters
Aug
3
6:00pm 6:00pm

Sound and Structure: Introduction to Phonology for Poets and Songwriters

In this class, we will cover the basics of phonology--the study of sound structure--and will explore some tools for the writer to observe and think proactively about her own personal sound. Participants are encouraged to bring a few lines to a paragraph of their own or another influential writer's work to observe it's structure. We will also be writing new material in the workshop. 

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Create Your Own Terrarium
Aug
1
6:00pm 6:00pm

Create Your Own Terrarium

Using different living plants, we will create terrariums with a variety of materials. We will have the option of creating a desert habitat, with the use of succulents, and will also have the option of creating a more tropical habitat with the use of moss and other water loving plants. We will talk about the different types of terrariums, why it works to create a mini-ecosystem, and will explore different aesthetic choices you can make when arranging a terrarium. 

The class will include all materials necessary to create a terrarium, including the glass container. If you have your own glass container you would like to bring, that's ok as well.

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Adulting Summer Camp: Cocktails First, Questions Later Happy Hour
Jul
28
5:30pm 5:30pm

Adulting Summer Camp: Cocktails First, Questions Later Happy Hour

We’re closing out Adult Summer Camp in style. Come hang and socialize with us at The Daily Ration for a grown up happy hour. Our friends at The Daily Ration will feature a special happy hour showcasing cocktails most adults should know how to make (like a proper martini or a perfectly-portioned margarita).

Everyone will take home a recipe guide to recreate the recipes at home from our co-founder, Shawanda of Eat.Drink.Frolic.

Admission is free, and a cash bar will get you what you want!

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Adulting Summer Camp: Cash Rules Everything Around Me (Ice CREAM Social)
Jul
27
5:30pm 5:30pm

Adulting Summer Camp: Cash Rules Everything Around Me (Ice CREAM Social)

Work load got you down? Or maybe you’re tired of the “follow your passion” rhetoric. Whatever your career woes, we can help. We’ve gathered a panel of experts in a variety of fields to help navigate some of our biggest adult career concerns. From getting noticed in a stack of resumes to negotiating a salary - we’ve got you covered.

Panelists include Jamie Nabers, HR consultant and founder of HR Designs, Amanda Jelks, business attorney and owner of Jelks Law, and Stefanie Crowe.

Oh and did we mention we’ll have ice cream? You can’t be mad while eating ice cream - that’s a fact. We might even sprinkle in a little something extra.

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Adulting Summer Camp: Let's Talk About Stress, Baby
Jul
26
5:30pm 5:30pm

Adulting Summer Camp: Let's Talk About Stress, Baby

Adulting is stressful sometimes, right? Whether it’s work stress or relationship drama, you can learn how to better respond to these situations at our stress relieving luau!

In this class, you’ll learn a number of techniques that you can implement at home or in the workplace. We’ll end the session with a stress reliever in the form of meditation, which can help decrease anxiety.

Let’s relax, get lei’d and live our best (stress-free) lives.

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Adulting Summer Camp: Cook It, Cook It Real Good
Jul
25
5:30pm 5:30pm

Adulting Summer Camp: Cook It, Cook It Real Good

Adulting in the kitchen isn’t just organizing takeout menus (even though that’s impressive). It’s knowing the basics of cooking like boiling an egg, chopping an onion (yes, there’s a correct way) and most importantly, how to read a recipe.

In this demo style class, our cooking instructor will show you everything you need to know to survive in the kitchen - and then some.

And because we’re adults, BYOW (that’s wine, folks).

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Adulting Summer Camp: S’More Money, S’More Problems
Jul
24
5:30pm 5:30pm

Adulting Summer Camp: S’More Money, S’More Problems

Telling scary stories around the campfire while roasting marshmallows is a summer camp tradition. Join us as we continue that tradition with a campfire-themed chat all about MONEY. Don’t be afraid though - we’re not telling scary money stories. Instead, we’re trading the ghost stories for money lessons every adult should know. You’ll learn from experts on how keep your money and even better, how to grow it. We’ll even dive into retirement and estate planning.

Other campfire topics:

  • Building credit

  • Deciding on big ticket items (like cars and houses)

  • When to hire a financial planner

Let’s gather around the fire (don’t worry, it’s not a real fire) and have an adult conversation about finances. Campfire-themed snacks will be served, obviously.

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Make Your Own Lipgloss
Jul
18
5:30pm 5:30pm

Make Your Own Lipgloss

Your signature lip gloss should be the perfect lip gloss to put on in a hurry but also make you look good. This class will teach you about color analysis and what colors look best on you, and you will make a lip gloss that is exclusively yours. Each participant will walk away with their very own lip gloss matched to their skin tone. Creativity is welcome, and a name for your lip gloss is encouraged. Best part? Elea Blake will write down the formula so you’ll always have it within your reach.

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Choosing the Right Color for Your Home: An Interior Design Workshop
Jul
13
6:00pm 6:00pm

Choosing the Right Color for Your Home: An Interior Design Workshop

What's your process for selecting a paint color for your home?

In this class, we will go beyond "well, that's a pretty color". We will talk about lighting both artificial and natural; how it affects a room. We'll also discuss what color environment you and your family needs. Do you need energy, do you need calm, do you have a family member that is sensory sensitive?

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The History of Hip-Hop Part 2
Jun
29
6:00pm 6:00pm

The History of Hip-Hop Part 2

History of Hip-Hop
June 27 and 29
6pm - 9pm
$15 for one class; $25 for both!

Learn all about the history of Hip-Hop culture beginning with its earliest influences, the creators, and cultivators of the Hip-Hop art forms. This class takes a chronological journey from the early 70s to present day through the eyes of the hip-hop community. This information was compiled by C-Grimey in 2017 to give the community a real understanding of the origins of hip-hop and its importance to America.

Drinks and food will be served!

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The History of Hip-Hop Part 1
Jun
27
6:00pm 6:00pm

The History of Hip-Hop Part 1

History of Hip-Hop
June 27 and 29
6pm - 9pm
$15 for one class; $25 for both!

Learn all about the history of Hip-Hop culture beginning with its earliest influences, the creators, and cultivators of the Hip-Hop art forms. This class takes a chronological journey from the early 70s to present day through the eyes of the hip-hop community. This information was compiled by C-Grimey in 2017 to give the community a real understanding of the origins of hip-hop and its importance to America.

Drinks and food will be served!

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Farm to Table: Creating a Delicious Meal from the Farmer's Market
Jun
20
6:00pm 6:00pm

Farm to Table: Creating a Delicious Meal from the Farmer's Market

It's farmer's market season which means it's time for fresh, local veggies! During this demo class, we'll discuss what's in season, preservation methods, and cooking techniques of many summer vegetables and herbs. You'll leave with a recipe pack with some of our favorite things to eat in the summertime and we'll make a weeknight meal together. Come hungry, there will be plenty to sample!

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Wines from the Wild: Making Flower and Fruit Wines
Jun
15
6:00pm 6:00pm

Wines from the Wild: Making Flower and Fruit Wines

Summertime means fragrant flowers & fresh berries, and flowers & berries mean wine! Join Fermdamental's Danielle Shelton as she demonstrates how to make wine with wild flowers and berries. The participants will learn the fundamentals of making wild wines and will leave with a few recipes they can try at home. All participants must be 21 or older, as sampling homemade wines will be part of the fun! This is a demonstration-style class.

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