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Cardiff

Advanced bargain-hunting

1:30p.m. to 2:30p.m.
The Little Man Coffee Co
Little Man Coffee, Ivor House, Bridge Street, CF10 2EE
Cardiff

We ALL like saving a bit of cash, don't we?! And we all have different ways to save our pennies. This session will share and discuss a whole load of money-saving tips and tricks. We'll all be better off for it!

Bring one of the following:
A copy of your favourite book
A new houseplant
A new plant for my garden
A treat for my dogs
Some pretty string or ribbons

About the teacher, Harri

Harri's life-long love of bargains and saving-money was inherited from her mother. She reached Pro-grade bargain hunter status when engaged professionally in digital inclusion work. She likes dogs, patterns and technology when it works properly.

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The Little Man Coffee Co
Little Man Coffee, Ivor House, Bridge Street, CF10 2EE
Cardiff

Something of a free-form session on how to do basic bicycle repairs. Many people are afraid that their bike will bite them if they try to perform basic repairs on it. It won't. Or probably won't. The purpose of this session is to show that most bicycle maintenance tasks are simple and can be learned by just having a go. Sometimes, this will result in broken parts. Sometimes, this will result in frustration. But you will have learned something along the way. We'll adjust the topics based on what the participants would like to learn. Feel free to bring your own bike with an issue that you'd like to solve! Possible subjects could include, in ascending order of difficulty/time: - Fixing punctures - Changing brake pads (disc or rim) - Indexing (adjusting) gears - Changing gear cables - Greasing a headset - Changing a chain - Changing a cassette - Bleeding hydraulic brakes

Bring one of the following:
A homemade cake
A houseplant
Plant pots
Some dog treats
Some vegetables

About the teacher, Andrew Shankie

I'm a web developer by day, and bike fettler by night. I like riding bikes, but can't afford to have someone else maintain them, so have become pretty handy at hitting them with hammers to beat them back into shape.

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Spanish for everyone

1:30p.m. to 2:30p.m.
The Little Man Coffee Co
Little Man Coffee, Ivor House, Bridge Street, CF10 2EE
Cardiff

A Spanish lesson in a relax and friendly atmosphere. Hopefully by the end of the session you will be able to say more than, Una cerveza, por favor ( A beer, please).

Bring one of the following:
A badge
A copy of one of your favourite pictures
A flower
A snack
Colour pens
List of things you would like to know in Spanish

About the teacher, María

Living in different countries and sharing houses with people of different nationalities made me enjoy sharing my native language and culture. I have been teaching in an informal way to anyone who is interested in learning Spanish, most of the time with food and drinks around.

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Stand up comedy- the basics

3:00p.m. to 4:00p.m.
The Little Man Coffee Co
Little Man Coffee, Ivor House, Bridge Street, CF10 2EE
Cardiff

A basic lesson in the art of stand up for anyone who has ever thought about or is just interested in it. We will be touching on writing a joke, developing a stage persona and basic performance skills.

Bring one of the following:
Good quality meat/sausages
Home made preserves/pickles/chutneys
Interesting cheeses
Some nice ale
Some nice bread
Unusual ingredients/vegetables
Unusual spices/spice mixes

About the teacher, Dan mitchell

I am award winning comedian and writer. I've performed at the Apollo, supported Ross Noble and Arthur Smith on tour and opened for Eddie Izzard in Edinburgh. I've presented my own comedy panel show on BBC Radio Wales, performed comedy live on ITV as part of comedy competition Show Me the Funny and have just finished making a sketch show, Boxfull for Made in Cardiff. Boxfull is also performed regularly at Porters where we are always on the look out for new performers, writers and filmmakers.

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The Little Man Coffee Co
Little Man Coffee, Ivor House, Bridge Street, CF10 2EE
Cardiff

A short introduction into using positive reinforcement techniques to train your dog, cat, rabbit or family member. This leads to a happier, more confident pet and a much nicer training experience.

Bring one of the following:
A pen
A picture of your pet
A recipe
A sticker
Your favourite quote or song lyric

About the teacher, Lynn Jones

I am mum to five dogs and three cats of varying obedience and ability. When I am not feeding, grooming, training, walking or playing with a dog I am partial to cooking, writing letters and sitting quietly so the dogs don't wake up and want something.

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Plant propagation

11:00a.m. to 12:00p.m.
The Little Man Coffee Co
Little Man Coffee, Ivor House, Bridge Street, CF10 2EE
Cardiff

In this class I will teach how to take cuttings of plants, so that you can easily have more plants you love. - Everyone can let me know in advance which plant they'd like to grow and I'll try to bring it to the class for propagation. - Everyone are very welcome to bring a plant they want to propagate and we'll take cuttings during the class. By the end of the class everyone should leave with a new plant.

Bring one of the following:
film negatives (can be old)
seeds
terracotta pots
unwanted plants
vegetable or fruit

About the teacher, Vaida

I am someone who has thought a lot and practised a lot in healthy food field. I try to eat mainly plant-based diet, use seasonal local produce, cook from scratch, be creative and inventive with ingredients.

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The Little Man Coffee Co
Little Man Coffee, Ivor House, Bridge Street, CF10 2EE
Cardiff

In this class, get some language acquisition tips and learn introductory Japanese at the same time. We'll go through greetings and introductions, how to write your name, basic kanji, and more using tried and tested ways of learning and practicing languages. (Note: I am not a good person to fact-check that Japanese tattoo design you want.) Hope to see you there!

Bring one of the following:
A bottle of nice South-American red wine
A copy of your favourite book
A day at an apiary
A gooseneck kettle/chemex
A recommendation for a cafe in Cardiff that I have never tried
Fresh or dried flowers
Interesting biscuits
Well designed vegetarian cookbooks

About the teacher, Philippa Hamill

Phil both studied and taught in Japan for two and a half years (half a year in Tokyo and then two years in Yamagata, which was possibly created as the polar opposite of Tokyo). She is nowhere near fluent in Japanese, but managed to learn enough grapple her way through daily life and now wants to teach you what she learnt. Phil spends her time watching other people playing games on Youtube, reading comics (both good and bad), and eating.

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The Little Man Coffee Co
Little Man Coffee, Ivor House, Bridge Street, CF10 2EE
Cardiff

This class is aims to show you a few simple techniques for customising, updating and repairing clothing. You will be shown how to create simple applique shape and given ideas for embellishments to customise your design. Some fabrics, buttons, ribbons and thread will be provided but you may want to bring your own scissors and an item of clothing to customise.

Bring one of the following:
A notebook
A plant for my garden
Anything bird related
Interesting spices
Unusual postcards

About the teacher, Lynsey Jackson

I'm a hybrid design and communications professional by day who dreams of making my own clothes, but in reality just sews things on occasionally. I'm not an expert in sewing but as a student with a limited budget I was always looking for simple hacks to customise or repair my clothes. I've dabbled in embroidery and applique and I once made a dress which actually works.

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Rag rugs for beginners

9:30a.m. to 10:30a.m.
The Little Man Coffee Co
Little Man Coffee, Ivor House, Bridge Street, CF10 2EE
Cardiff

I call it rag rugs, but you don't have to make a whole rug. This session will be about learning some of the techniques for using up old clothes and blankets, and turning them into lovely new things. Students will get an opportunity to try out different methods and start their own piece of rugging.

Bring one of the following:
Local honey
Old clean clothes - eg T-shirts, simple items without too many seams are best, for future rug making
Organic produce (fruit / veg)
Spanish lesson
Welsh conversation

About the teacher, Sarah Lart

I started rag rugging last summer as a volunteer at St Fagans and now I am hooked. Now when my son comes home with a hole in his trousers I see them as a resource not a problem. I make baskets too but an hour is not long enough for teaching basketmaking.

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Chihuahua

Yoga para Principiantes

4:30a.m. to 5:30a.m.
Somatika
Ave. Universidad 1508
Chihuahua

Las clases son LUNES, MIÉRCOLES Y VIERNES. Realizar una sesión de Yoga es abrir un paréntesis dentro de la ajetreada vida cotidiana para tener la oportunidad de reconectar con nuestro cuerpo, psiquis, mente y espíritu a través de las distintas herramientas que nos brinda el yoga, como a hacer posturas (asanas), los ejercicios respiratorios (pranayama), la relajación consciente (shavasana + pratyahara), las prácticas de concentración (dharana) y, finalmente, la meditación (dhyana), entre otros. ***Para las opciones de pago con trueque*** - Si eliges el donativo a la causa "Por el corazón de Ramón", puedes hacer tu depósito en cualquier OXXO y sólo necesitas llevar tu comprobante a la clase. - Si eliges otra de las opciones, la cantidad es 2 paquetes por la opción que elijas o puedes combinar opciones (ej. un paquete galletas y un producto orgánico).

Bring one of the following:
Cacahuates (naturales), nueces o almendras
Donar a la causa "Por el corazón de Ramón" No. de Tarjeta 5201 1600 1432 8999
Fruta seca (pasas, arándanos, coco rallado, manzana, etc)
Galletas de chocolate o Galletas integrales artesanales (que se producen a nivel local)
Granos enteros (avena, chia, arroz integral, etc.)
Legumbres (lentejas, frijoles, garbanzos, etc.)
Productos orgánicos como jabones, shampoos, aceite, cremas, sal marina, vinagre manzana, etc.

About the teacher, Tania Nuñez

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Yoga para Principiantes

4:30a.m. to 5:30a.m.
Somatika
Ave. Universidad 1508
Chihuahua

Las clases son LUNES, MIÉRCOLES Y VIERNES. Realizar una sesión de Yoga es abrir un paréntesis dentro de la ajetreada vida cotidiana para tener la oportunidad de reconectar con nuestro cuerpo, psiquis, mente y espíritu a través de las distintas herramientas que nos brinda el yoga, como a hacer posturas (asanas), los ejercicios respiratorios (pranayama), la relajación consciente (shavasana + pratyahara), las prácticas de concentración (dharana) y, finalmente, la meditación (dhyana), entre otros. ***Para las opciones de pago con trueque*** - Si eliges el donativo a la causa "Por el corazón de Ramón", puedes hacer tu depósito en cualquier OXXO y sólo necesitas llevar tu comprobante a la clase. - Si eliges otra de las opciones, la cantidad es 2 paquetes por la opción que elijas o puedes combinar opciones (ej. un paquete galletas y un producto orgánico).

Bring one of the following:
Cacahuates (naturales), nueces o almendras
Chocolates
Donar a la causa "Por el corazón de Ramón" No. de Tarjeta 5201 1600 1432 8999
Fruta seca (pasas, arándanos, coco rallado, manzana, etc)
Galletas de chocolate o Galletas integrales artesanales (que se producen a nivel local)
Granos enteros (avena, chia, arroz integral, etc.)
Legumbres (lentejas, frijoles, garbanzos, etc.)
Productos orgánicos como jabones, shampoos, aceite, cremas, sal marina, vinagre manzana, etc.

About the teacher, Tania Nuñez

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Geneva

Espace de Quartier Sécheron (1st floor / étage) Reference Marie Claire
Avenue Blanc 7, 1st floor / étage (call 078 721 94 19)
1202 Genève

Laughter yoga is a unique concept where anyone can learn to laugh for no reason (so no jokes or comedy is used to initiate laughter). This in practice is achieved by laughter exercises that are combined with yogic deep belly breathing. //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Anyone can do the class, and there is no need for specific gym clothing either as the class is not consisting off any physical yoga poses. The full experience includes a guided meditation at the end. //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Amongst the benefits of Laughter Yoga: -Reduces stress, strengthens the immune system -Keeps you in a good mood, happy and cheerful throughout the next 24 hrs -Oxygenates your brain and makes you feel more energetic and more productive -Improves the quality of your social connections and relationships -Helps to keep a positive mental attitude in difficult times -It is also a good cardio and abdominal workout!

Bring one of the following:
Any voucher (surprise)
Anything vegan
Beach toys for children
Colouring books
Educational toys

About the teacher, Kira Cantatore

Kira Cantatore arrived in Geneva in 2000 after a career in sales and marketing in Finland, working in pharma for over 10 years. Her passion was always elsewhere, and she finally followed her heart in 2014 and is now working as an Energy Therapist and a Yoga teacher for Kids and Families as well as a Laughter Yoga Leader (private/group/families/corporate) at Sunflower-Power (https://www.facebook.com/KiranSunflowerPower?fref=ts)

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Espace Quartier Sécheron (sous-sol)
Avenue Blanc 7, basement / sous-sol (call 078 721 94 19)
Genève

Atelier où je partage les notions qui m'ont permis de changer d'alimentation sans effort (équilibre acide/base, types de gras, cuisson,...), et les outils pratiques que j'ai développé. Le résultat: plus d'énergie, un capital santé préservé et une perte de poids.

Bring one of the following:
bases d'italien (conversation)
bases de psychologie
conversation allemande (niveau B2)
jardinage sur balcon
référencement de site internet

About the teacher, Valérie de Roguin

Jeune femme de 33 ans, active et polyvalente. Professionnellement, je suis secrétaire générale d'une association, j'ai également une activité bénévole assez soutenue (associations/politique) et par ailleurs développe des ateliers ludiques de développement personnel. J'ai été formatrice de jeunes adultes (Jeunesse et Sport), j'ai une formation en PNL et en neuro-sémantique.

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l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (basement / sous-sol), Reference : Marie Claire
Avenue Blanc 7, basement / sous-sol (Call 078 721 94 19)
Genève

(English-speaking people, you are also welcome: I will simutaneously translate as we go along with the workshop!) Vous auriez bien envie de : retrouver le son de votre voix sans peur et sans jugement ? Exprimer pleinement qui vous êtes ? Explorer votre créativité dans le son ? Faire l’expérience de chanter ensemble en étant reliés les uns aux autres ? Vous amuser à chanter à l’écoute de votre intuition? Alors l’atelier de chant intuitif est fait pour vous ! ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// - Réveiller le corps sous le passage du son : les animaux sont là pour nous aider : Ca vibre mais où ? - Explorations des impossibles possibles : sculptures sonores, sons en résonnance, rythmes, percussions corporelles, choses à découvrir de nous encore non découvertes - Apprendre à écouter à l’intérieur avant de chanter - Se laisser guider par notre intuition et offrir nos chants aux autres, à la Vie ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Chacun, à tout moment, peut faire des propositions ressenties au groupe. Il n’y a pas de conditions d’inscriptions, tout le monde, chanteur débutant ou confirmé, est le bienvenu

Bring one of the following:
Connaissances en cuisine ayurvédique
Des fleurs
Fruits bio
N'importe quel plat vegan
Petits plans (jeunes boutures) de plantes et de fleurs pour balcon dans leur pot
Une petite lampe torche

About the teacher, virginie

Coach de vie, Praticienne certifiée en EFT et Matrix Reimprinting, Accréditée par l’AAMET international, Chanteuse (formations auprès de Marie Estève et Martina Catella, Paris), Professeur de chant intuitif, Consultations en cabinet (Genève) ou sur Skype , cours individuels et collectifs en français ou en anglais, 078 891 92 17, virginie.reiffsteck@gmail.com

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l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (kitchen/cuisine, basement)
Avenue Blanc 7, (kitchen/cuisine, basement)
Genève

CC&C workshops are a dive into the psychology of food. We identify the connections between how we eat and how we feel, so we can enjoy food fully and enrich our lives with nourishing relationships. We explore inner emotional landscapes and eating by using experiential exercises and group activities. Participants will find inspiration and greater joy to engage in more fulfilling lifestyles. We will cook Goat's cheese crostini, Cream cheese dates, Cauliflowr curry with basmati rice, Raw date cake with fruits toppings.

Bring one of the following:
trainticket for the facilitators: return zürich-geneva
cauliflower, coconutmilk, cashew nuts
dates, cream cheese, basmati rice
dates, fruits, almonds
goatcheese, french baguette, walnuts
grafic design skills
one litter of bio extra virgin olive oil and half a litter of bio organic virgin coconut oil
one's own favorite recipe

About the teacher, Irina Simonett & Ana Monica Costa

Irina Simonett : Irina is a psychologist based in Zurich. She is deeply interested in supporting people to reestablish confidence in themselves, releasing creativity blocks and in building meaningful relationships. As a nutritionist and passionate gourmet, she assists people in finding pleasure in cooking and in eating by sharing her knowledge and facilitating cooking workshops. //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Ana Monica Costa : Ana Monica is a nutrition scientist, mindfulness trainer and an artist. Passionately committed to integrative health and resilience, she supports people finding balance between active lives and inner values. She investigates and shares the many ways in which we can nourish ourselves to live healthier and happier.

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Guadalajara

Taller de germinado

6:00a.m. to 8:00a.m.
Parque El Refugio
Federalismo y Angulo
Guadalajara

Taller teórico práctico del proceso de germinación de semillas y granos y aprovechamiento de sus nutrientes (recetario)

Bring one of the following:
alimento para gato
Fruta
Libros de cocina veganos
recetarios de cocina
semillas orgánicas para cultivo

About the teacher, Tania Jurado

Estudió Licenciatura en Gastronomía y un diplomado en Bionutrición,Vegana desde hace 5 años. Imparte talleres de cocina vegana y temas de sustentabilidad.

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Parque El Refugio
Federalismo y Angulo
Guadalajara

Curso Practico para, dar mantenimiento básico a los sistemas de frenos, cambios y rodamientos, principios de ergonomía, parchado y seguridad en la ciudad.

Bring one of the following:
1/4 de café mexicano
1kg de arroz mexicano
1kg de frijol mexicano
refacciones o partes de bicis
trabajo comunitario

About the teacher, Mario Albert

Mecánico Responsable de Taller Comunitario Rila Libre Co Op de Casa Ciclista Cursos impartidos: Mecánica Basica, Intermedia, Avanzada Mecánica para niños y niñas Supervivencia Urbana en bici Restauración de Bicicletas Personalización de tu bici Administración y Gestión de Taller de Mecánica de bicicletas Ejercicio del oficio de Mecánico de Bicicletas con ética Reciclado y artesanías con partes de bicicletas (capacitación en curso) Bicis de Bambú (capacitación en curso) Bici maquinas (capacitación en curso)

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Taller de patronaje de blusas

7:00a.m. to 9:00a.m.
Parque El Refugio
Federalismo y Angulo
Guadalajara

clase para aprender a patronar una blusa de manera sencilla: Hay que llevar cartulina o cartoncillo, tijeras, regla, lápiz y papel de china, tela de su preferencia, aguja e hilo

Bring one of the following:
aceite de oliva
atún y/o aceite de oliva
croquetas de perro Kirkland (cotsco)
pintura acrílica o vinílica

About the teacher, Adriana Arroyo

diseñadora integral, amante de todo tipo de diseño, el reciclaje, y aprovechamiento de los recursos que ya se tieneen

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Halifax, Nova Scotia

How to set up your own website

1:30p.m. to 3:00p.m.
Veith House
3115 Veith St
Halifax, NS B3K 3G9

Leave the class with your own fully-functional website, from blogs to portfolios to photo galleries. I'll be able to scale the information to suit each student's needs - I can show you how to design and set up your own website, or I'll show you how to find easy, free alternatives. ** Bring your own laptop to work on. ** There will also be a booklet with resources and information listed for anyone who wishes to work at home.

Bring one of the following:
a crescent wrench if anyone has one
Art of any kind!
Books
Hardy plants/seeds for black thumb
Homemade food (I have no allergies or sensitivities)
socks
Wine/beer

About the teacher, Erin Knowles

Self-taught website designer of many years, former NSCAD student. Some exaples of her work: http://rustless.co/new_classic http://codepen.io/erinknowles/pen/LNLdbO

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Wild Leek
2156 Windsor Street
Halifax

Learn how to make simple vegan recipes that will help you transition into a plant based diet. We will not use nuts for cooking our meal during the workshop. In case you're severely allergic, please know that normally the kitchen is used for recipes than involve nuts.

Bring one of the following:
Veggies
Wine

About the teacher, Kirsten Taggart

Owner and Chef of Wild Leek Food & Juice Bar. Passionate about veganism and simple living, started from the ground up!

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Indianapolis

Eastern Indian Cooking

6:00p.m. to 7:30p.m.
Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis

This Eastern India cooking class will teach you about different flavors and recipes of traditional Indian dish. You will see a demonstration of one of the following dish: lentil soup, curried potatoes, or curried garbanzo beans( East Indian name - chana masala ) I will demonstrate cooking of chana masala dish in this class. students will be able to taste chana masala dish, after my cooking is complete.

Bring one of the following:
*I have attended a training and arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
Cake or chocolate chip cookies
Cauliflowers, potatoes, or radishes
coffee drink mix or tea
Onions, peppers, garlics, or tomatoes
Pears, grapes, or strawberries
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)

About the teacher, Rumman Ali

Rumman Ali is an artist, cook, and philosopher at heart. She likes to indulge in anything aesthetically pleasing. She has been cooking at home or on campus for her husband and friends for the last 12 years since she came to study at Winona State University, MN. She was born in India and learned her cooking skills from her mother, aunts, and domestic maids while growing up.

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Basics of Home Buying

6:00p.m. to 7:30p.m.
Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis

You probably keep hearing people say things like “Now is the time to buy!” and “Why pay that much in rent when you could be in your own home?” The truth is – interest rates are low, and it is a great time to purchase a home! We want to make sure you know exactly how the process goes – from getting pre-qualified to closing and getting the keys handed over to you! We are lending, real estate and insurance professionals and want to help you as you embark on the exciting journey of home ownership! In this class, you will learn the basics of the home buying process, as well as helpful tips and things to consider! Even if you already own a home, we have valuable tips and best practices to make sure that your next purchase is smooth and stress-free! If you are an existing homeowner, feel free to bring a copy of your latest mortgage statement or insurance declaration page and we are happy to review and give advice! *Our class is accepting barter items that will be donated to the Legacy House. The Legacy House is an organization that provides free support and counseling services for adults and children who are victims of violence. They work with people from all walks of life who are facing a variety of challenges. We will have a representative from the organization at our class so you can learn more!

Bring one of the following:
*I have attended a training and arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
Art supplies including brushes, paints, 8 X 10 canvases, washable markers, construction paper, glue sticks, fabric markers and paints, fabric glue, stickers (especially butterflies), ribbons (all colors for decorating art) and so on
Books (Adult novels, children’s novels, children’s picture books, humor books, board books to give to parents of toddlers)
Boxes of tissues
Cases of small bottled water
Coffee and Tea and Hot Chocolate (assorted), individual creamers, 8-oz cups with lids, sugar and sweetener packets (for lobby coffee station).
New Hats, scarves, or mittens for children
Personal and wall calendars (2016) for clients to keep appointments.
School Supplies (paper, pencils, book bags, etc.)
Toys, Puzzles and Games, especially children’s board games
Writing journals

About the teacher, Kim Mathews

Kimberly Irving began her career in the mortgage industry over 15 years ago. She prides herself in providing borrowers of all credit grades with loans that are tailored to fit their individual financial needs. Clients looking to purchase a new home or refinance existing homes can count on her to analyze credit, income and assets to be sure she meets their needs and investor guidelines. In her free time, Kimberly enjoys spending time with her husband and four children. Joe Smith is a full time Realtor working in Indianapolis and the surrounding areas. His experience includes millions of dollars in closed transactions and graduating at the top of his class with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing. As a Certified Negotiation Expert, he specializes in helping home buyers find their dream home while also achieving better results and control throughout the transaction. In his free time, Joe enjoys playing with his two amazing daughters and relaxing at the park. Kim Mathews has 5 years of insurance experience and 3 years of experience running an independent agency. She works with over 15 different companies and is able to shop rates through a variety of carriers. She is adamant about empowering her clients and prospects through education and encourages them to ask questions about anything that does not make sense. She has a black lab mix named Rigsby, and in her free time she enjoys traveling and camping.

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Knitting 101

6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis

A beginner's introduction to knitting spread out over three classes. We'll be making basic dishcloths so you'll have something to take home by the end. In session 101 you'll learn the basics of casting on and the the knit stitch. Knitting needles and basic yarns will be provided, but you should feel free to bring your own if you have them.

Bring one of the following:
*I have attended a training and arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
A lesson in a skill you have - guitar, spinning, watercolor painting, etc. (my contact info is in the registration email)
A local or handmade surprise
A piece of vintage pyrex
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)
Your favorite local beer

About the teacher, Johanna Blume

Johanna is a museum curator, curious wanderer, and lover of all things wild and strange. Her favorite hands on activities include knitting, cross stitch, home canning, and pie baking.

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Knitting 102

6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis

A beginner's introduction to knitting spread out over three classes. We'll be making basic dishcloths so you'll have something to take home by the end. In session 102 we'll continue practicing the knit stitch by working on the dish cloths. Knitting needles and basic yarns will be provided, but you should feel free to bring your own if you have them.

Bring one of the following:
*I have attended a training and arranged with Trade School to be the class
A lesson in a skill you have - guitar, spinning, watercolor painting, etc. ((my contact info is in the registration email)
A local or handmade surprise
A piece of vintage pyrex
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)
Your favorite local beer

About the teacher, Johanna Blume

Johanna is a museum curator, curious wanderer, and lover of all things wild and strange. Her favorite hands on activities include knitting, cross stitch, home canning, and pie baking.

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Knitting 103

6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis

A beginner's introduction to knitting spread out over three classes. We'll be making basic dishcloths so you'll have something to take home by the end. In session 103 we'll finish up the dish cloths and learn binding off. Knitting needles and basic yarns will be provided, but you should feel free to bring your own if you have them.

Bring one of the following:
*I have attended a training and arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
A lesson in a skill you have - guitar, spinning, watercolor painting, etc. (my contact info is in the registration email)
A local or handmade surprise
A piece of vintage pyrex
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)
Your favorite local beer

About the teacher, Johanna Blume

Johanna is a museum curator, curious wanderer, and lover of all things wild and strange. Her favorite hands on activities include knitting, cross stitch, home canning, and pie baking.

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Fondant Cupcake Toppers

6:00p.m. to 7:30p.m.
Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis

Have you ever wanted to experiment with fondant but have been too intimidated to try? Well, this class is just for you! We'll spend the evening applying simple, yet impactful, designs to fondant discs that "sit pretty" atop cupcakes. Techniques covered will include basic hand painting, stamping, punching, and piping. Students participating in this fun and hands-on class will learn the basics of working with fondant and walk away inspired to unleash their creativity on their next sweet treat! Bring a pair of scissors if you care to share. All other supplies will be provided by the instructor.

Bring one of the following:
*I have attended a training and arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
a bottle of local wine
a local or handmade surprise
a personal development book from home
cake mix
gardening help during Spring 2016 (Pike Township area)
local free-range eggs
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)

About the teacher, Asia Coffee

A native of Indianapolis, Asia Coffee is a commercial interior designer by profession who loves to decorate cakes and teach cake decorating classes in her spare time. She has been decorating for family and friends for five years and has been teaching for three years as a certified Wilton Method Instructor. Asia is passionate about cake decorating and is looking forward to the exciting opportunity to share her knowledge with others through Trade School!

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Running for People that Hate Running

10:30a.m. to 12:00p.m.
Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis

Does signing up for that 5k with friends sound fun but also give you bad flashbacks to high school gym? This class is for you. In this class we will be learn about how to get started with walking and running. We will be covering different running plans for beginners, the jargon you need to know, how to buy your first running shoes, picking your first race and more. You will also be provided with a list of resources for runners in Indianapolis.

Bring one of the following:
*I have attended a training and arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
a book you love with a note why
a surprise from a local business
local fruits/ veggies
potted succulent
running nutrition (gels, beans, gummies, etc.)
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)

About the teacher, Darcy Marlett

Darcy Marlett is the world's least likely runner. An asthmatic who once failed 1st grade gym she has now run over 500 miles and participated in 14 races including the Nike Women's Half Marathon in San Francisco. When not running she is a non-profit communications director, home cook, and avid volunteer around Indy.

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Summer Classes Launch

6:30p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Trade School Indy @ Rabble Coffee
2119 E 10th St
Indianapolis

Want to meet our teachers and learn more about Trade School? Want to check out our NEW venue? Want to find out what classes will be offered this summer? Join us for a special Summer Class Launch at our new space with our teachers and YOU! Light bites and complimentary beverages will be provided, along with plenty of opportunities to meet interesting people and engage with Trade School. There is no cost to this event - but we are 100% supported by your PWYC memberships! We look forward to seeing you!

Bring one of the following:
a pay-what-you-can membership
interest in organizing with us (we'll send you more info!)
nonperishable snacks for our new space
snacks to share at the event
your curiosity
your enthusiasm

About the teacher, Trade School Indianapolis

We are members that love and organize Trade School!

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Los Angeles

Location Pending (an East-Side location will be finalized soon)
Location Pending (an East-Side location will be finalized soon)
Los Angeles

Are you wondering why you don't see any Trade School LA classes listed anywhere? We run classes in a semester format, so you've caught us while we're planning our next semester of classes - starting in March 2016. To see the list of classes we've taught in the past, click the PAST link in the menu. If you're interested in teaching a Trade School class, click on the TEACH tab for more information. Our next round of Teacher Orientations will be held in June or July 2016. Sign up for our newsletter to make sure you get all the details. When we post our classes on the site, this is exactly what it will look like. You'll register by clicking the "JOIN" button below. If you want to test it out - go ahead! You'll see that you get a confirmation email that reminds you of the class location, barter items and time/date. It will also have an "Unregister" link in case you realize that you can't attend the class.

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This is where a teacher will list one of the barter items that you can bring in exchange for taking the class
This is where a teacher will list one of the barter items that you can bring in exchange for taking the class
This is where a teacher will list one of the barter items that you can bring in exchange for taking the class
This is where a teacher will list one of the barter items that you can bring in exchange for taking the class
This is where a teacher will list one of the barter items that you can bring in exchange for taking the class
This is where a teacher will list one of the barter items that you can bring in exchange for taking the class

About the teacher, Los Angeles

Together, Leanne & Dylan make up TSLA's Teacher Outreach team. Leanne started Trade School LA in May 2014 and has taught a number of classes, including "Create Your Own Trail Workout" and "Tips for Teaching." Dylan is one of TSLA's first teachers & volunteers and has taught "Introduction to Sitting Meditation", a class on Guy DeBord and psychogeography called "My Mind is Running!" and a follow-up to the psychogeography class called "Let's Drift!"

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Norwich

Bee Keeping Experience Session

6:00a.m. to 8:30a.m.
29 Pilling Park Road
Thorpe Hamlet
Norwich

Have you considered keeping bees? Or are just curious as to what goes on inside a Beehive? Join me as I open up and inspect one of my 3 back garden "National" Beehives and see what is entailed, what is required and what has to be done on a routine weekly basis. You will not be asked to do anything, just observe. I have 3 hives and will allow only person at a time to accompany me as I inspect each of the hives in turn, so the places available are strictly limited to 3 only, and this is also subject to there being good prevailing weather conditions: I will not open a hive if it is raining, too cold or too windy. Close fitting long sleeved clothing and sensible footwear will be required, Beekeepers veil and gauntlet type gloves will be available to borrow for the duration. Please do not apply if you have a medical condition, if you are of a nervous disposition or are afraid of insects, as when a hive is opened there will be a lot of bees flying about. You must be able to remain calm, and to do as you are told when you are told if you do not wish to be stung.

Bring one of the following:
A succulent in a pot
A drawing/sketch pad
A small bag of plain dog treats; please, not coloured ones.
An Othello game with all the counters
Home made sausage rolls

About the teacher, Gareth Lewis

After a career in agricultural engineering I currently have my own small business called Cargo Cycles. I am also aiming to live as self-sufficient a lifestyle as possible.

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Making Your First Sourdough Bread

7:00a.m. to 8:00a.m.
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Millennium Plain
Norwich

This class is aimed at newcomers to sourdough bread making. It will give simple step-by-step instructions on developing and caring for a sourdough starter. Students will learn to bake a delicious basic loaf and be given ideas for enhancing that loaf by changing the flour mix and adding additional ingredients. I will have samples available to try.

Bring one of the following:
Bread proving baskets
Cookbooks
Large non-metallic bread mixing bowl
Organic bread flour - any variety
Surprise me!

About the teacher, Mark Bond-Webster

I'm a keen amateur and completely self-taught baker with a 30 year love affair with baking bread.

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Simple Clothes Repairs

8:00a.m. to 9:00a.m.
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Millennium Plain
Norwich

Learn to mend your own clothes and keep them going for much longer. Bring something that needs a simple repair, and discover how to tackle it yourself - we will look at repairing and reinforcing hems and seams, fixing buttons and other fastenings and patching and darning various tears and holes by hand. Basic equipment will be available, but bring your own if you have it; scraps for patches, needles, threads, mending wool etc.

Bring one of the following:
Firewood (not painted scrap or MDF)
Food plants/seedlings
Help with heavy digging in the garden, byo tools
Nuts, seeds, dried fruit etc for baking - pref. organic.
Peat free compost - bought or homemade

About the teacher, Sophie Cabot

I'm an archaeologist and teacher of adults, and I'm also interested in green issues and handmade, homemade, traditional and thrifty skills. I knit, sew, cook, try to grow things, and generally like to have a go at the way things were done on the past, and I hate to see usable things go to waste.

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Utopia! A Philosophical Enquiry

9:00a.m. to 10:00a.m.
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Millennium Plain
Norwich

This is not a lecture. It is a dialogue in which anyone who wishes can participate. It is about talking and it is about listening. But most importantly of all it is about thinking, considering and reconsidering not only about the thoughts and arguments of others but those of our own. No previous knowledge of philosophy is required. But what is philosophy? Have you have ever wondered “does god exist?”, “I am the same person I was 10 years ago”, “why does anything exist?”, “is it right to eat meat?”, “is this real or am I dreaming?” or even “can inequality be justified?” then you have already been doing philosophy. Philosophy is not just a body of knowledge but an activity. It is the process of improving our knowledge through rational and logical argument. It can be distinguished from science, which works with empirical evidence, and religion, which relies on mystical revelation. We will take the topic of "utopia", we will apply our brains to it and see what comes out. My goal as facilitator is not to express or promote my own views but to lay the thread that will help us navigate through the maze of our discussion.

Bring one of the following:
A boring postcard
Nothing that is large or heavy
Your feedback
Your participation
Your thoughts

About the teacher, Darren Poynton

I am a philosophy masters student and a trainee philosophical facilitator running philosophy workshops mainly in primary schools but occasionally with adults too.

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Bee Keeping Experience Session

6:00a.m. to 8:30a.m.
29 Pilling Park Road
Thorpe Hamlet
Norwich

Have you considered keeping bees? Or are just curious as to what goes on inside a Beehive? Join me as I open up and inspect one of my 3 back garden "National" Beehives and see what is entailed, what is required and what has to be done on a routine weekly basis. You will not be asked to do anything, just observe. I have 3 hives and will allow only person at a time to accompany me as I inspect each of the hives in turn, so the places available are strictly limited to 3 only, and this is also subject to there being good prevailing weather conditions: I will not open a hive if it is raining, too cold or too windy. Close fitting long sleeved clothing and sensible footwear will be required, Beekeepers veil and gauntlet type gloves will be available to borrow for the duration. Please do not apply if you have a medical condition, if you are of a nervous disposition or are afraid of insects, as when a hive is opened there will be a lot of bees flying about. You must be able to remain calm, and to do as you are told when you are told if you do not wish to be stung.

Bring one of the following:
A succulent in a pot
A drawing/sketch pad
A small bag of plain dog treats; please, not coloured ones.
An Othello game with all the counters
Home made sausage rolls

About the teacher, Gareth Lewis

After a career in agricultural engineering I currently have my own small business called Cargo Cycles. I am also aiming to live as self-sufficient a lifestyle as possible.

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Bee Keeping Experience Session

6:00a.m. to 8:30a.m.
29 Pilling Park Road
Thorpe Hamlet
Norwich

Have you considered keeping bees? Or are just curious as to what goes on inside a Beehive? Join me as I open up and inspect one of my 3 back garden "National" Beehives and see what is entailed, what is required and what has to be done on a routine weekly basis. You will not be asked to do anything, just observe. I have 3 hives and will allow only person at a time to accompany me as I inspect each of the hives in turn, so the places available are strictly limited to 3 only, and this is also subject to there being good prevailing weather conditions: I will not open a hive if it is raining, too cold or too windy. Close fitting long sleeved clothing and sensible footwear will be required, Beekeepers veil and gauntlet type gloves will be available to borrow for the duration. Please do not apply if you have a medical condition, if you are of a nervous disposition or are afraid of insects, as when a hive is opened there will be a lot of bees flying about. You must be able to remain calm, and to do as you are told when you are told if you do not wish to be stung.

Bring one of the following:
Buckets of Freshly-picked Elderflower Heads
Charcoal Drawing Sticks
Fresh Ginger Root
Secret handed down family recipe
Tomato//Sweet Pepper/chilli/courgette plants.to grow on

About the teacher, Gareth Lewis

After a career in agricultural engineering I currently have my own small business called Cargo Cycles. I am also aiming to live as self-sufficient a lifestyle as possible.

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Making a Sideways Grow-Bag Frame

5:00a.m. to 6:00a.m.
29 Pilling Park Road
Thorpe Hamlet
Norwich

Grow-bags can be an excellent resource for growing crops of Tomatoes, Peppers, Chillies, and Cucumbers, etc. But when placed on their sides plant roots grow deeper, cropping increases, and if a frame is used this can then become a plot border providing protection from wind, or stopping children and pets from cutting corners and damaging plants as they rush about playing.

Bring one of the following:
Home-made biscuits to share
Markie dog treats
Parrot seed mix
Plain (please not flavoured) raw hide dog chews
Shapes dog biscuits

About the teacher, Gareth Lewis

After a career in agricultural engineering I currently have my own small business called Cargo Cycles. I am also aiming to live as self-sufficient a lifestyle as possible.

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29 Pilling Park Road
Thorpe Hamlet
Norwich

Wooden Potato Tower Planters are an easy, efficient and very effective way to grow reasonably large quantities of potatoes in a very small area for little effort. During this course I will show you how to make a very low cost, but robust and durable potato tower planter with interlocking stacking sections which allow for easy growing-on and easy straight forward harvesting.

Bring one of the following:
A bucket of freshly-picked Elderflower heads
A secret handed-down family recipe
Established succulent or flowering plant in a pot
Home-baked bread
Jar of homemade jam

About the teacher, Gareth Lewis

After a career in agricultural engineering I currently have my own small business called Cargo Cycles. I am also aiming to live as self-sufficient a lifestyle as possible.

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Improv Comedy Taster Workshop

7:00a.m. to 8:00a.m.
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Millennium Plain
Norwich

Introduction to improv comedy. We'll be creating characters and scenes in group exercises and "Whose line is it anyway?" style games. Improv is a great way to be creative, meet new people and have some fun.

Bring one of the following:
A Surprise
Beer
Chocolate
Help to promote my improv workshops and shows
Singing Tuition

About the teacher, Chris Read

I've been performing and coaching improv for the last 5 years. I've found it to have a massively positive impact on my life. I'm an experienced and supportive coach and am passionate about improv.

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Introduction to Rag Rugging

8:00a.m. to 9:00a.m.
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Millennium Plain
Norwich

Rag rugging was a popular way of using up worn-out clothes and pieces of cloth during the 19th century. There was a bit of a revival during the Second World War and is getting popular again. During this class you'll find out about the styles and techniques of simple rag rugging. By the end of the class, you'll have a tiny rag rug to take away with you.

Bring one of the following:
10 points into my NORLETS account
Fairtrade Tea or Coffee
Folk/Classical CDs
Homemade Biscuits or Cakes
Interesting/Unusual Cookie Cutters
Old Postcards

About the teacher, Colin Hynson

After several years working with the Norfolk Museums Service I'm now a freelance educational writer and consultant. I like learning and teaching unusual (but practical) things.

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Japanese-Style Watercolour Miniatures

10:00a.m. to 11:00a.m.
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Millennium Plain
Norwich

Learn how to create miniature japanese sumi-e style paintings using watercolours and ink. Materials provided but bring your own watercolours, ink pens and paintbrushes if you have them. Advice given on where to obtain inexpensive materials for future use.

Bring one of the following:
Art materials
Fresh organic vegetables and fruit
Garden plants
Help with gardening
Help with odd jobs

About the teacher, Tricia Frances

I am a mixed media artist and textile designer and teach art at high school. I lead various art and textile workshops including those for Trade School. I usually have further workshops on offer or some additional materials for sale if students want to continue after the workshop.

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Quito

Av. América N36-37 y Mañosca. 2do. piso.
Edificio de 6 pisos amarillo, diagonal a la gasolinera
Quito

TALLER PERMANENTE DE BAILE DE TANGO, MILONGA Y VALS ARGENTINO, PARA PRINCIPIANTES. LUNES 9 DE MAYO, EN HORARIO DE 19:00 A 21:00. AV. AMERICA N36-37 Y MAÑOSCA, SECTOR PLAZA DE LAS AMERICAS. ESTACIONAMIENTO VIGILADO. NO SE REQUIERE IR ACOMPAÑADO.

Bring one of the following:
ALGO DE TU CREATIVIDAD
ALGUNA BEBIDA
ALGUNA SORPRESA
GALLETAS
MANI
MARCADOR DE TINTA ENDELEBLE
MATERIAL DE OFICINA
PASAS
PICADITAS

About the teacher, QUITO ARTE TANGO

SOMOS UNA ESCUELA SIN FINES DE LUCRO, DEDICADOS A LA ENSEÑANZA DE LOS BAILES TRADICIONALES ARGENTINOS SIN FINES DE LUCRO. PROFESORES CON AMPLIA EXPERIENCIA EN LA ENSEÑANZA DE ESTOS APASIONANTES RITMOS. TALLERES PERMANTE.

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San Juan Del Sur

Inglés (Clases de ESL)

7:00a.m. to 8:00a.m.
Dorados
Main Street
SJDS

Comenzaramos de letras, soñidos de las letras, saludos y más. No reuniremos a las 6 de la tarde, cada miercoles, en Dorado's (en la playa).

Bring one of the following:
carne
costura
Frutas o verduras de una granja
Uso de una piscina
vino

About the teacher, Lied Metcalf

Hola. Soy una enfermera pero tambien he enseñado ingles en E.E.U.U y otros países. Estoy aprendieno español y sé que no es facil pero vamos divertirse!

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