Cuyahoga Falls Parks and Recreation News (Sept. 1)

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Adult Saturday

Ceramic classes

Weekdays might be busy for you so try a Saturday adult Ceramic class.

These drop in classes are open to make quick projects or for one time gifts. Dates coming up are Sept. 7 and 21 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There are many fall and holiday items along with useful household dishware. Cost is $7 resident or $10 non-resident per day which includes use of tools, stains, glazes and instruction. Greenware and firing additional cost.

To register or call to confirm attendance for these classes, call the Quirk Cultural Center at 330-971-8425.

Adult Creative Classes

Adults need some creative time too so why not try your hand at ceramics, pottery, or painting if you are in the creative mood.

All students will benefit from individual attention to perfecting their skill. Ceramics takes place on Monday or Tuesday nights beginning Sept. 9 or Sept. 10 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. There are many holiday projects to choose from. Registration fee is $20 resident/$25 non-resident for a six-week session. Greenware and firing are an additional cost depending on the size of item. Use of tools, most glazes, stains, and instruction are included.

Pottery takes place on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays for six weeks from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Classes start the week of Sept. 9. Beginners start with handbuilding and work up to the wheel work. Registration fee is $70 resident/ $90 non-resident which includes firing and glazes with clay additional purchase.

To register, call the Quirk Cultural Center at 330-971-8425 or the Parks and Recreation Office at 330-971- 8225 or online at www.cityofcf.com/parksandrec.

Woodshop Orientation

Get a jump on some spring projects by attending a Woodshop Orientation class at Quirk Cultural Center.

The next evening class will take place Sept. 4 from 7 to 9 p.m. A participant will learn the usage and safety of each machine which includes saws, routers, and a press. Class is $6 per person paid the night of class. After the orientation class is completed, participants may work independently in the workshop by purchasing a user card for $25 and is good for five visits. Or you can sign up for a three-week class on Wednesdays scheduled with the instructor. Cost is $30 resident/$38 non-resident. Supplies are student's responsibility according to project.

For more information, call the Quirk Cultural Center at 330-971-8425 or the Parks and Recreation Office at 330-971-8225.

Stop by the Farmer's Market in the Falls

The Cuyahoga Falls Parks and Recreation Department is excited to now have the Falls Farmers' Market at the Quirk Cultural Center, 1201 Grant Ave., every Friday through Oct. 4 from 2 to 5:30 p.m.

Start your weekend off right, stop by and experience all the benefits of buying locally grown fresh products. There will be a diverse selection of products from produce, baked goods candles, knife sharpening, meats and eggs and more. For a complete list of vendors or to become a vendor, visit the web page at www.cityofcf.com/parksandrec. For more information, contact the Parks and Recreation office at 330-971-8225.

Balanced Living 101-Get Healthy Now

Nutritional Series

The Parks and Recreation Department is offering a Nutritional Series at the Quirk Cultural Center, 1201 Grant Ave., every Thursday from Sept. 5 through Dec. 5 from 7 to 8 p.m.

Through this series, participants will discover the food and lifestyle choices that best support their unique needs. Making gradual, lifelong changes enables people to reach their current and future health goals. All classes include a demonstration and/or samples with a recipe card and handouts. Fee is $2 resident/$3 non-resident, plus class fee of $10 ($99 for all 12 classes) made payable to Marcy Grafton. All class fees must be paid at registration. The following list of classes are being offered:

• Intro to Green Smoothies. Learn all about green smoothies-what they are, why you should include them in your diet, including the tools an ingredients needed to make them. This class takes place Sept. 5.

• Sugar Blues Workshop. Learn all about the downfalls of sugar with tips on how to reduce the amount you're consuming daily to beat sugar cravings, emotional eating and binge eating. Recipes for healthy low sugar sweet treats included. This class takes place Sept. 12.

• Healthy Snack Ideas. Three different healthy and raw food snack ideas. Educational Handout: 20 healthy snack ideas/The benefits of including more raw foods in your daily diet. This class takes place Sept. 19.

• Say Goodbye to Blood Sugar Crashes. Why you should pack your lunch every day and what you must include to help keep healthy balanced blood sugar levels to improve and keep your attention span even and alert. This class takes place Sept. 26.

• Glorious Greens. How to easily get more of them into your diet-intro to kale and other greens with two recipes for salads. This class takes place Oct. 3.

• Should You go Gluten Free?-Do you need to go gluten free? This class will sort out the facts. Recipes included. This class takes place Oct. 10.

• Homemade Condiments and Salad Dressings-Make your own healthy unprocessed and organic condiments using high quality ingredients while avoiding toxic, unhealthy ingredients. Education topic: Deciphering labels and the ingredients of your favorite condiments. This class takes place Oct. 17.

• A Healthy Halloween? -Low sugar, great tasting, fun and festive holiday treats to give away on Halloween. Education topic: High doses of sugar and its effects on mental clarity. This class takes place Oct. 24.

• Intro to Super Foods-An intro to super foods. This class will explore just what makes a super food "super" including ways to include them in your daily diet. This class takes place Nov. 7.

• Pass the Salt Please-Iodine and Sea Salt. Why they're important in Northeast Ohio and what you should know. Recipes included. This class takes place Nov. 14.

• Guilt Free Eating during the Holidays-Education topic: enjoy the holiday parties without gaining weight. This class takes place Nov. 21.

• The Coconut Oil Miracle-Learn the many uses and health benefits of raw, organic coconut oil. This class takes place Dec. 5.

For more information, call the Parks and Recreation Office at 330-971-8225.

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