Title: Compassionate Courageous Converstations: Moving past the uncomfortable to connect authentically.

Instructor: Claudia Virga

Estimated Course Fee: Members: $10; Non-Members: $15

Course Description: (1-day class, 2 hr) Have you ever wanted to have a conversation with someone that you fear would have the worst outcome? Maybe they would leave you, no longer like you, or the relationship would come to an end? Does the thought of having that conversation fill you with anxiety and fear? If you answered yes to any of those questions, join Claudia-Jean for this session.
Learn tools, techniques, and insights that will enable you to: 
 · See conflicts as opportunities so you can stop avoiding them and resolve issues with confidence.
· Speak your “truth” in a non-confrontational way, yielding deeper connections.
 Claudia-Jean gets excited for her clients who don’t want to have uncomfortable conversations. She will share why the more uncomfortable you are with the conversation, the bigger the breakthrough and healing. 
 

Title:  Turn Up Your Volume - Reconnect With Your Authentic Voice

Instructor: Claudia Virga

Estimated Course Fee: Members: $10; Non-Members: $15

Course Description: (1-day class, 2 hr) Have you ever been in a situation when you are speaking with someone, maybe a boss, partner, child, or neighbor, anyone really and you are trying to not react on the outside but on the inside your screaming? Maybe you mumble underneath your breath not loud enough to be heard, but enough to make it awkward?
But what is it us costing? Are we risking our relationships, health, jobs, money, what?
Claudia-Jean grew up feeling like she wasn't heard and that her words had no impact. After several years of studying communication, personalities, and behavior she learned and created many tools to help her reconnect with her authentic voice. She will share with us those tips and techniques to help us reconnect and turn up the volume on your voices. 

Title: C.H.A.T. Your Way To Success: Be an Infuential and Inspiring Communicator

Instructor: Claudia Virga

Estimated Course Fee: Members: $10; Non-Members: $15

Course Description: (1-day class, 2 hr) Does it feel like a  struggle to get your message across? Like your messages are getting lost, overlooked, or even misunderstood? Despite your best efforts, the challenge to effectively communicate with your family, friends, and colleagues might seem unique and overwhelming. Here is the puzzle to solve: to really connect, you must speak to others in their language and their style. And the key to that puzzle is the CHAT Communication System where you’ll learn how to maximize your communication, by leveraging all four distinct communication styles.

Claudia-Jean is the founder and creator of the CHAT Methodology. Claudia -Jean grew up feeling like she wasn't heard and that her words had no impact. After several years of studying communication, personalities, and behavior – she felt that all those tools are great, but they took a lot of time to begin to understand. She also felt that those tools taught her a lot about herself, but what about understanding others? Claudia-Jean saw an opportunity to help people not only understand their own communication better, but to understand other people's communication better too.
 
The CHAT Communication methodology is easy to learn and immediately apply.

Title: Angels Among Us

Instructor: Dr. Athena Drewes

Estimated Course Fee: Members: $12; Non-Members: $17

Course Description: (1-day class, 2 hr) Angels have been written about for centuries, in the Bible and other Holy books. Do you believe in them? Have you experienced their presence? We will explore historical and anecdotal stories about their existence and interventions during time of need. We will also learn how to get in touch with our own Guardian Angels.

Title: A Grandparent’s Guide to the Autism Spectrum

Instructor: Shannon Schaeffer

Estimated Course Fee: Members: $16; Non-Members: $21

Course Description: (1-day class, 1 hr) Would you like to know more about your grandchild on the autism spectrum?  This class is for grandparents looking for an understanding on how to support their child who has a child on the spectrum.  Come learn what an autism spectrum disorder really means and the unique individually amazing way your grandchild processes life.

Title: The Mice and The Maze

Instructor: Ina Anderson

Estimated Course Fee: Members: $16; Non-Members: $21

Course Description: (1-day class, 1.5 hr) This is a story of two mice making their way through a maze as well as two little people making their way through this mysterious maze.  What are the hidden meanings within this allegorical story?  Come join the fun of discovering the mystery of The Mice and The Maze.

Title: The Last Frontier:  Alaskan Sports, Trivia, & Tall Tales

Instructor: Polly Carter

Estimated Course Fee: Members: $23; Non-Members: $28

Course Description: (1-day class, 1 hr) What is the Iditarod vs. Iron Dog?  What is dip netting?  Have you ever heard of the Fur Rendezvous?  Pooh is famous for a pot of honey, but what is a honey bucket? 

Title: The Last Frontier:  History of Alaska, Present Day, & the Absolute Best Places to Visit

Instructor: Polly Carter

Estimated Course Fee: Members: $23; Non-Members: $28

Course Description: (1-day class, 1 hr) How did Alaska become a state?  What are the major industries today and how did oil impact Alaska in the 1970’s?  What makes Alaska a fun place to visit?  What time of year is best to visit?  What are the super-secret fun spots? 

Title: The Last Frontier:  Eskimo Cuisine & Recipes of Alaska

Instructor: Polly Carter

Estimated Course Fee: Members: $23; Non-Members: $28

Course Description: (1-day class, 1 hr) Traditional Eskimo foods and animals discussed.  Favorite family recipes will be shared and a taste of unique Alaskan fare available.  $5 Ingredient fee.

Title: The Last Frontier:  The Sights & Sounds of Alaska

Instructor: Polly Carter

Estimated Course Fee: Members: $23; Non-Members: $28

Course Description: (1-day class, 1 hr) Under the muskeg, fragrant wildflowers, majestic mountain ranges, emerald rivers, & flowing ice.  Can a person hear the Aroura Borealis?  We know about bears and moose, but what other type of wildlife lives in Alaska?

Title: The Last Frontier:  Village Life of an Alaskan Eskimo

Instructor: Polly Carter

Estimated Course Fee: Members: $23; Non-Members: $28

Course Description: (1-day class, 1 hr) What is it really like to live in a Eskimo village?  What is there to do with long summer days and the short winter nights?  What does it mean to gather, hunt, & harvest?  Fish camp and it’s importance.

Title: The Last Frontier: The Beautiful Culture of Alaska

Instructor: Polly Carter

Estimated Course Fee: Members: $23; Non-Members: $28

Course Description: (1-day class, 1 hr) The different languages, artwork, handcrafts, carvings, dance, music, and traditional story telling.  Try your hand at interpretive dance.

Title: Tricks of the Trade

Instructor: Babette Sparling

Estimated Course Fee: Members: $76; Non-Members: $81

Course Description: (5-day class, 2 hrs ea.)   Students will take home 5 paintings made using tips and tricks that professional artists use to produce fun, beautiful, stress free art pieces. Color, composition and the importance of negative space will be explored.  This course is designed for the beginner and the seasoned artist who want to add some spice to their paintings.
All materials will be provided and included in the course fee.  Students will work in three water soluble media; watercolor, acrylic and gouache.