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Athens

στέγη «Συν Αθηνά»
Αθηνάς, πλατεία Βαρβακείου
Αθήνα

Όλο και περισσότεροι άνθρωποι υιοθετούν την χορτοφαγία σαν τρόπο ζωής. Οι απόψεις είναι πολλές και αντικρουόμενες σχετικά με τις επιπτώσεις στην υγεία μας. Μαζί θα μιλήσουμε για τα είδη χορτοφαγίας, θα συζητήσουμε τα υπέρ και τα κατά και θα μάθουμε τον "υγιεινό τρόπο" να είμαστε χορτοφάγοι. Δεν απευθύνομαι μόνο σε άτομα που ακολουθούν ή θέλουν να ακολουθήσουν την χορτοφαγία, αλλά σε οποιονδήποτε θέλει να μπει λίγο πιο "βαθιά" στην διατροφή και να κατανοήσει πως μπορεί να λειτουργεί το σώμα μας, ανάλογα με το τι τρώμε.

Bring one of the following:
Αφεψήματα
Διάθεση
Έκπληξη
Παλιά βιβλία
Χαμόγελο

About the teacher, Κατερίνα Αγραφιάδου

Είμαι η Κατερίνα, απόφοιτη Τεχνολόγος Τροφίμων και μου αρέσει να μοιράζομαι αυτά που έμαθα και συνεχίζω να μαθαίνω ερευνώντας θέματα που αφορούν τη διατροφή, το σώμα και όχι μόνο!!!

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Ο θηλασμός νεογνού

6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Πολυχώρος Animus Corpus
Βασιλίσσης Σοφίας 54
Ιλίσια / Αθήνα

Θέσεις βρέφους για τον θηλασμό. Πλεονεκτήματα και μειονεκτήματα της διατροφής του νεογνού με θηλασμό. Προβλήματα που συνήθως προκύπτουν και πώς μπορεί η μητέρα να τα αντιμετωπίσει.

Bring one of the following:
Γάλα φρέσκο για τους συμμετέχοντες στο μάθημα
Γιαούρτι για τους συμμετέχοντες στο μάθημα
Μήλα για τους συμμετέχοντες στο μάθημα
Μπανάνες για τους συμμετέχοντες στο μάθημα
Φρέσκο χυμό για τους συμμετέχοντες στο μάθημα

About the teacher, Μαρία Τσαμίση

Η κα Τσαμίση είναι συνταξιούχος μαία, έχοντας μία προϋπηρεσία 40 περίπου χρόνων εργασίας σε δημόσια και ιδιωτικά μαιευτήρια στην Αθήνα, στη Θεσσαλονίκη, στην Καρδίτσα και στην Καστοριά, που είναι και γενέτειρά της. Τα τελευταία 20 χρόνια ασχολήθηκε με τον ανώδυνο φυσιολογικό τοκετό και η ίδια είναι μητέρα τριών παιδιών.

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Namaste Yoga Studio
Πρεμέτης 1
Μαρούσι

(Πώς) αποχαιρετάμε ό,τι κλείνει ή τελείωσε, πώς φτιάχνουμε άραγε καινούριο «χώρο», αισιόδοξα άδειο και δημιουργικά κενό για το νέο; Ένα κινητικό εργαστήριο για ενήλικες εμπνευσμένο από τη χοροθεραπεία, την κινητική έκφραση, την ψυχολογία, την ομαδικότητα και το συμβολισμό.

Bring one of the following:
Βότανα
Κεριά (ρεσώ ή επιτραπέζια)
Κουλουράκια για τους συμμετέχοντες στο εργαστήριο
Χαρτί Α4
Χειροποίητες κατασκευές

About the teacher, Ελένη Τζίκου

Η Ελένη Τζίκου γεννήθηκε στην Αθήνα το 1978. Είναι απόφοιτος του Τμήματος Ψυχολογίας του Πανεπιστημίου Κρήτης (2001), του 3ετούς Εκπαιδευτικού Προγράμματος Χοροθεραπείας της Ένωσης Χοροθεραπευτών Ελλάδος (2007) και του 3ετούς Εκπαιδευτικού Προγράμματος στη Μονάδα Οικογενειακής Θεραπείας (2010) του Ψυχιατρικού Νοσοκομείου Αττικής (Ψ.Ν.Α. Δαφνί). Η επαγγελματική της πορεία ως Ψυχολόγος ξεκινά το 2002, σε Μονάδα Φροντίδας Ηλικιωμένων. Το 2007 εντάσσεται στο Εισαγωγικό Μητρώο Στελεχών Συνοδευτικών Υποστηρικτικών Υπηρεσιών και στο Εισαγωγικό Μητρώο Εκπαιδευτών Ενηλίκων του Ε.Ο.Π.Π.Ε.Π. (πρώην Ε.ΚΕ.ΠΙΣ.) Από το 2002 ως και σήμερα (α) έχει κάνει υποστηριζόμενη εκπαίδευση και συνοδεία στο σχολείο εφήβων με ψυχιατρικά προβλήματα και διαταραχές συμπεριφοράς, β) έχει εργαστεί σε Φορείς (Ν.Π.Ι.Δ.) του Προγράμματος Αποασυλοποίησης «Ψυχαργώς«, γ) συμμετείχε σε ερευνητικά προγράμματα, δ) εκπαιδεύει και υποστηρίζει εθελοντές, σπουδαστές και επαγγελματίες για την Ψυχική Υγεία, ε) εργάζεται ιδιωτικά ως Ψυχολόγος -καθώς και μέσω χοροθεραπευτικών παρεμβάσεων- κάνοντας συνεδρίες. Helen Tzikou was born in Athens- Greece in 1978 . She graduated from the Department of Psychology, University of Crete (in 2001), from the 3-year educational program of the Greek Dance Therapy Association (in 2007) and from the 3-year Training Program in Family Therapy Unit (2010) of the Psychiatric Hospital of Attica (Dafni). Her professional career as a Psychologist starts in 2002, to an Elderly Care Unit . From 2002 till now she has accompanied at school, adolescents with psychiatric experience and behavioral disorders, b ) she has worked in Units of the deinstitutionalization program «Psychargos», c ) she participated in research projects, d ) she trains and supports volunteers, students and professionals for Mental Health, e ) she is working as a psychologist and dance therapist.

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Τεντώματα και Τσι

7:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.
Πολυχώρος Animus Corpus
Βασιλίσσης Σοφίας 54
Ιλίσια / Αθήνα

Πόσες ώρες περνάς μπροστά από τον υπολογιστή? Μάθε να κάθεσε και να τεντώνεσαι σωστά με βασικές και αποτελεσματικές ασκήσεις. Επίσης, μάθετε τί είναι και πώς να ελευθερώνετε το τσι σας.

Bring one of the following:
Βιβλία η/και δώρα για αγόρια ηλικίες 2,5 και 6,5, π.χ., ιστορίες Χριστουγεννιάτικες με τάρανδους, Αγ. Βασίλη, και κυρίως τον μπαμπά, αλλά και άλλα παραμύθια με ζωάκια
Γλυκά - Σοκολάτες Αγ. Βασίλη και εποχής γλυκά, μπισκότα, σταφίδες
Μωρομάντιλα
Τηλεφωνικές κάρτες - μόνο Q
Φαγώσιμα, π.χ. λάδι, γάλα, γιαούρτι, τυρί, όσπρια, αλεύρι, ρύζι, κονσέρβες

About the teacher, ΒΑΣΙΛΙΚΗ ΝΑΣΟΥΦΙΔΟΥ

Γεννημένη και μεγαλωμένη στην Νότια Αφρική από Έλληνες γονείς, και ως καθηγήτρια Αγγλικών και Ιστορίας, με μία γερή βάση στην Ψυχολογία, επιθυμώ να μοιράζομαι όσα μαθαίνω και να βοηθάω, αλλά και να δίνω πρακτικές λύσεις σε αυτά που μας προβληματίζουν στην καθημερινότητά μας, αφήνοντας τον άλλον με μία αίσθηση χειραφέτησης, δηλαδή, ότι μπορούμε και λίγο παραπάνω. Ελάτε να μοιραστούμε το γιατί και το πως.

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Chihuahua

Clases de Inglés

10:30a.m. to 1:30p.m.
Clases de Inglés
Calle 5ta #1814 Colonia Centro
Chihuahua

¡Clases de Inglés para todos los niveles! ¿Quieres aprender a hablar, escribir y dominar el inglés? ¿Ya sabes, pero quieres mejorarlo aún más? En la primera sesión se hará una evaluación del nivel de colocación de los estudiantes y así se dividirán las clases en días de la semana dependiendo del nivel.

Bring one of the following:
Croquetas para perro
Despensa (atun, pasta, granola, garbanzos, lentejas, arandanos, almendras, cacahuate, pepitas, amaranto, ajonjoli, frijol, arroz, harina, azucar )
Retaceria de piel, cuero o baqueta en buen estado
Semillas para siembra
Vales de gasolina

About the teacher, Daniella Normand

He impartido clases de inglés desde hace varios años, en Chihuahua en las escuelas: Alfa School, Integra y Multilingual.

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Espacio De Trueque Guayaquil

El Manso Boutique Hostal y Centro Cultural
Malecon 1406 entre Aguirre e Illingworth, 5934, Guayaquil
Guayaquil

Este taller es la continuación de la actividad Caminata Urbana en Guayaquil - “Jane’s Walk Guayaquil” que tendrá lugar a las 10:00am saliendo desde las escalinatas del Barrio Las Peñas (Cerro Santa Ana). En este taller trataremos las ideas que vayan surgiendo durante la caminata sobre como intervenir y apropiarse del Espacio Público además de diversos temas urbanos.

Bring one of the following:
Agua
Bocaditos
Participar en la Caminata
Termo con Café
Vasos desechables

About the teacher, Luis Alfonso Saltos Espinoza

Arquitecto y Planificador Urbano Regional. Participado en proyectos sociales en temas relacionados al derecho de la ciudad y espacio público.

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Geneva

Université de Genève / Uni Mail - Room M4220
Boulevard du Pont-d'Arve 40, 4th floor (right side from tram stop entrance) (Call 078 721 94 19)
Genève

This talk is all about what and how we attract in our everyday life, what is the underlying mechanism of creating our individual and collective ‘reality’. In fact I will go so far and show you how to create anything you want. Come if you want to understand how it works; if you want to live a fuller life, a life that is worth living. You might already know that your thoughts create your reality, that there’s a power in the Universe that can heal, and that you and you alone design your own life. Unfortunately, there’s still this tiny little problem, this one itty-bitty catch. Come to find out what it is and why your life still does not always meet your expectations. Come and learn how to change your life starting now.

Bring one of the following:
inspiring book
inspiring video
surprise me

About the teacher, Alexander Senchenko

Alexander Senchenko is an author and speaker at Expand Your Awareness. He has been giving talks and seminars in Geneva about personal growth since 2008.

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l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (basement / sous-sol)
Avenue Blanc 7, basement / sous-sol (Call 078 809 17 58)
Genève

Working out without lifting weights is a highly efficient program that trains both your strength and your stamina in a short period of time. The warm-up aims to be exhausting, fun and at the same time endorsing team-spirit. After that we will go through basic exercises such as push-ups, v-ups, mountain-climbers, squats, sit-ups and lunges. Finally, we move on to the actual work-out, called WOD (Work-Out of the Day) which consists of a selection of basic exercises put into a program with the purpose of making you sweat to the beats of contemporary up-tempo music. We finish off with a swedish work-out surprise which often is a playful competition. Most welcome to my class, I hope to see you there, All the best, Coach Marcus Program -Warm-up! 15 - 20 min -WOD (Work Out of the Day) 20 - 30 min -Swedish Work-Out surprise ;) 10-15 min -Stretching 10 min Students' feedback Working out without lifting weights I "It was a very interesting class with an awesome guy, thanks a lot Marcus, I really enjoyed the class and I think you explained very well!" "The class was excellent. The teacher was well prepared and knew how to teach. The exercise routine was well thought out and he did a great a job motivating us and encouraging us to push our limits"

Bring one of the following:
1 bottle of Prosecco Porta Leone frizzante (Denner)
1 kilo of apples (Jazz)
1 kilo of clementines
100 grams of viande séchée
2 bars of Lindt excellence

About the teacher, Marcus

Hi everyone! My name is Marcus (27 years old) and I have recently moved to Geneva from my home country Sweden and now I am looking for a job as a secondary/upper-secondary-teacher in English and Italian. When I am not applying for jobs (boring!) I enjoy working out, reading, meeting new people and shopping at Aligro. If you sign up for my great class I would just love if you could help me out in findning a job. Ciao! / Marcus

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l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (basement / sous-sol)
Avenue Blanc 7, basement / sous-sol (Call 078 809 17 58)
Genève

This time, we will be exploring whether it is possible to not only transfer knowledge, but also any kind of wisdom. It seems like while it is easy that we transfer knowledge from the mind, it is a bigger challenge to transfer deep wisdom. We will look into how this impacts our daily lives and how this reflects the society we live in. Also, as always, we open the discussion to any related topics, so feel free to bring your burning questions. We are looking forward to seeing you there, our current and new members. Thank you!

Bring one of the following:
Openess

About the teacher, Benjamin

We warm-heartedly invite everyone who is ready to let go of all of our opinions, concepts, conditionings and judgements to together think in openess and peace and explore and create a world that is not based on greed, dependancy, competition, etc., but on freedom, inner and outer peace, joy, sharing and togetherness. In our meetings, we sit down, leave everything we have learnt outside the door and think together about topics that concern us all such as "How can we live a life in true freedom?", "Who are we?", "What is money and how would we want to use it in today's society?", "What is possession?", "Why is there so much war?", "Where is humanity heading?", "Are we in control of life?", "What is the self?" and everything else that concerns us, always starting from a tabula rasa, i.e. as if we created the world anew, from scratch. Most of the times, when attending conferences or lectures, or even when trying to solve problems, people tend to only use opinions and acquired knowledge vs. openly approaching such topics without any past knowledge. Often times, we are not even aware of how our culture, upbringing, friends, teachers, media and society have conditioned our thinking. The objective is to become aware of our thinking patterns, challenge them, and explore solutions for our freedom and the one for society

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Glasgow

Unscrooged at Christmas

6:00p.m. to 7:30p.m.
East End Campus, Glasgow Kelvin College, Room MG20
2 Haghill Road
Glasgow, G31 3SR

Unscrooged at Christmas – simple Christmas gift making – enjoy making Christmas gifts with a bowl of stovies, mince pies, hot chocolate and some festive music Bring donations for local food bank in return for class!

Bring one of the following:
donations for food banks, mince pies and choc logs for snacking at class

About the teacher, Andrea Reid

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Halifax, Nova Scotia

Herbal Medicine Making 101!

7:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.
Sawadee Tea House
1871 Granville St
Halifax

Celebrate Health Sovereignty and heal yourself with your very own medicine! In this workshop we will explore different ways to make potent medicine from back yard weeds and wild-harvested medicinal plant allies. We will explore ethical wild-harvesting techniques, drying and storage, and the various methods of medicinal plant preparation and delivery including teas, oils, and tinctures. This workshop will also feature a hands-on alcohol-based tincture-making demonstration!

Bring one of the following:
large glass bottles with sealable tops (like beer bottles or jars, they must come with tops though)

About the teacher, Megan Tardif-Woolgar

Megan Tardif-Woolgar is a Registered Medical Herbalist with the Canadian Herbalist`s Association of BC. She offers private herbal consultations at her clinic and dispensary on the North Mountain. Megan custom-makes herbal formulas for individuals using organic alcohol-based tinctures. She also custom-makes herbal tea blends, capsules and creams. Herbal medicine can successfully treat most acute and chronic health conditions. MEGAN TARDIF-WOOLGAR, BSC. DIP. PHYT. RHT (CHA OF BC) MEDICAL HERBALIST 1994 Lily Lake Rd. Middleton, NS, B0S 1P0 902-825-2286 902-824-0547

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Book-Binding for Beginners

2:00p.m. to 4:00p.m.
Plan B
2180 Gottingen Street
Halifax

Join us for two hours as we learn how different methods of book-binding. With a minimum of tools, we'll learn pamphlet stitch binding and Japanese Spine binding. The basic materials will all be supplied, but if you have some papers, posters, or collaged works you'd like to see recreated into something new, bring 'em on by!

Bring one of the following:
Apple cider
Good stories
Snacks for the class
Word of mouth business/ positive reviews (if you enjoy the class)
Your own interesting papers/posters/collaged works/etc.

About the teacher, Amber Solberg

With an eye for the odd, Amber Solberg is an illustrator, art instructor, and mess-making creative professional. She studied Fine Art in Alberta and Nova Scotia and now works at having an interesting life. The classes she teaches give voice to her various interests-from monsters to toy making-but above all to have a sense of humour.

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Self Care Toolkit

6:30p.m. to 8:00p.m.
South House
6286 South Street
Halifax

Come swap self care tips for the colder months and build self care toolkits full of ways you can spoil yourself. The workshop will be a potluck style swap, bring things, recipes, or ideas that help you feel safe and happy in the winter months to share with the folks in attendance. In the words of the incredible Audre Lorde “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” Please bring a container/ envelope you want to store your toolkit in. Looking forward to see you folks there!

Bring one of the following:
e.g. a package of your favourite tea or a playlist
self care ideas you want to swap
self care methods for the winter months

About the teacher, Carmella and Jude

Jude and Carmella speak to their passions of radical vulnerability and the political aspects of self preservation through a feminist perspective. The importance self care informs their work at The South House, a full time sexual and gender resource centre.

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Life Drawing

6:00p.m. to 7:30p.m.
OpenMicHouse
2539 Agricola St
Halifax

Learn some of the basics of drawing from life, explore different ways to interpret the body as a form, and collaborate with others during a live-model drawing session. Start off with discussing drawing techniques, ways to represent space and shapes, and how there (really) aren't any rules to drawing, followed up by a loose drawing session. To finish up, everyone will be welcomed to share their works if they wish! This workshop is for every and any skill level, even if you've never picked up a pencil. If you're comfortable with modeling, there will hopefully be a cycle of people so everyone can get a chance to draw, just let us know when you sign up!

Bring one of the following:
An old lamp
Any supplies to work with: pencils, pens, paint, paper, drawing boards...
Old fabric scraps or art supplies
Vegan snacks or tea for the group
Yourself as a voluntary model (nude or not)

About the teacher, Charvel Rappos

Charvel likes to draw with friends.

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Say Hello to Me!

1:00p.m. to 3:00p.m.
Mystic Harp Yoga Studio
5663 Cornwallis St
Halifax, NS B3K

Movement is an essential need for each person, and each person's body moves in a different way. The first thing to learn is how to send your awareness inside, and listen to you muscles and bones and nerves so that movement can be a happy thing, not scary. Through practices like contact improvisation, tumbling, stretching and clowning we will explore what it is to be in our bodies, alone and as part of a group. Things to bring: clothes that allow a full range of movement

Bring one of the following:
a houselamp
glass jar
something, anything from your heart

About the teacher, Jesse Reimer-Watts

In relation to this workshop I have practiced many movement forms: theatric, circus, contact improvisation and qi gong to name a few. All of these inform the way I interact with my body, and are each needed at different times to fulfill different body-needs. We are all different in this way. When I teach about body awareness I focus on listening to oneself, more than me. I demonstrate different exercises I have found helpful in building my body awareness and lead where my students are comfortable in going. Be prepared to play!

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Indianapolis

The Athenaeum at 401 E. Michigan St
401 E. Michigan St
Indianapolis

We did it! We're so happy to say that Trade School will continue on in 2015 & we can't wait to celebrate! Where's all the classes you ask? Classes will begin again in February while we spend the rest of 2014 planning for next year. Join Trade School as we celebrate the beginning of new ideas and classes for 2015. Meet the teaching fellows, enjoy food and drinks and contribute to our project goals for the coming year. More information soon, but we're accepting RSVPs now!

Bring one of the following:
a smile & a high-five
maybe something off Trade School's 'class supply' list - coming soon!
your contagious enthusiasm
your mad dance moves

About the teacher, Trade School Indianapolis

Trade School Indianapolis is part of an international collective of alternative, self-organized schools that run on barter. Each school is organized cooperatively by a group of volunteers. The Indianapolis branch launched September of 2012 and in 2014, became a coordinator for Trade School Everywhere, helping new Trade Schools open all over the world! Our mission is to provide non-traditional education focused on mutual aid and respect that makes ideas, skills and resources available to the creative community. We are actively working to create safe spaces for people and ideas, and our organization is always learning and evolving.

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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. We ran classes in May, September and November and now we're doing the organizing work to assemble our next set of classes for January/February 2015. 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, Trade School LA Teacher Name

Here you'll see a bio for the teacher who is teaching this class. We include this so that you have a little bit of background about the person whose class you're attending.

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Norwich

Norfolk Ski Club
Whitlingham Lane
Norwich

Come along and enjoy making your own eco fire-lighter, your own tin can cooker with Danny, Carol and Julie and enjoy some cooked food with lots of tea! You will need to dress warmly as we will be outside for a couple of hours. Come prepared for rain and wet grass. Bring your own bacon and sausages and we'll supply the bread, mushrooms and beans, tea and lots of good December cheer! Bring any candle ends you have lying around too which are good for melting. We'll be holding this in a private garden in Trowse but will meet you on the road outside the Ski Resort at 11am.

Bring one of the following:
Books suitable for a 12 year old
Candles, any size or colour
Doggy poo bags
Dried complete food for a Labrador or medium cat
Homemade Biscuits

About the teacher, Danny O'Hara

We are Danny, Carol & Julie. We have been part of Norwich Woodcraft Folk for over 8 years. Danny and Carol have Level 1 training in Forest School we have all taken part in numerous training events for fire-making, bushcraft and outside activities.

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St Laurence's Church
St Benedict's Street
Norwich

Original and fun design for all abilities using recycled plastic milk bottles to make unique Xmas tree decorations. All materials supplied: this is an achievable task within one hour, resulting in a very attractive, fun decoration. (Do bring along your own plastic milk bottles - any size - if you can, make sure they are washed out well, and have the lid too.

Bring one of the following:
A surprise!
Big cushion
Good Christmas Pudding
Granddad shirt for tall man, slim fit
Home made sloe gin
Norwich blend tea from Wilkinsons
Pedicure or Manicure - or both!
Pointy nosed pliers
Real wool cardigan size 14 or more
Slow cooker

About the teacher, Jessica Perry

Jessica Perry uses paper, clay, textiles, buttons and a whole range of recycled materials to produce intricate and colourful paintings, assemblages, necklaces and sculptures. A freelance artist for over 25 years, she combines commissions, exhibitions and art projects in schools, including family learning workshops. As well as restoring and repainting Norfolk Village signs, she has commissions for public art, murals, pub signs and other public spaces.

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St Laurence's Church
St Benedict's Street
Norwich

Find out how to play some of the now-forgotten parlour games that were popular for Christmas get-togethers over one hundred years ago. It's time to rediscover these traditional family games and introduce some more fun into your Christmas celebrations.

Bring one of the following:
Assorted nuts
Ceramic garden pots
Christmas decorations
Christmas wrapping paper
Fruit
Handmade Paper
Holly
Loaf tin for baking

About the teacher, Colin Hynson

I'm a freelance educational and children's writer, researcher and consultant. I love teaching (and learning) quirky but useful things.

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Handmade Paper Garlands

2:00p.m. to 3:00p.m.
St Laurence's Church
St Benedict's Street
Norwich

Paper garlands made to decorate your pressies with, hang on the tree or simply to beautify your home! Please bring any paper and card you'd like to use, double sided tape and threads/cottons or string. I will be bringing some bits and bobs which you are more than welcome to use.

Bring one of the following:
Anything Princess stylee for a 6 year old!
Cheeses
Lego
Vintage fabrics
Wooden frames and boxes - all sizes
Wooden furniture that I can paint re: stool, chair

About the teacher, Vanessa Norris

Hi, I'm a designer and artist having recently graduated from Norwich University of the Arts with a MA in Textile Design. Previously I lived and worked in London as a freelance textile print designer. Looking forward to meeting you and sharing some skills, all the very best, Vanessa

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Making Music with a Nintendo DS

12:00p.m. to 2:00p.m.
St Laurence's Church
St Benedict's Street
Norwich

A beginners workshop on music-making using a Nintendo. I will be offering a hands-on approach where participants can experiment with a range of different sounds using the device.

Bring one of the following:
A book on philosophy
A suprise
Bring along food for a shared lunch

About the teacher, David Cronin

I am a musician in Norwich who uses handheld devices to compose electronica.

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How To Wire a Plug

1:00p.m. to 2:00p.m.
St Laurence's Church
St Benedict's Street
Norwich

Most people don't know how to do simple electrical tasks, such as wiring a plug. With this lesson not only will I show you how, I will show you how to make an extension lead and cover any little electrical queries you may have. From safe isolation to a few do's and dont's. Some basic tools will be supplied for use, but if you have a screwdriver and pair of pliers or cutters feel free to bring them along. All materials will be supplied depending on the amount of participants.

Bring one of the following:
Anything Marvel or Star Wars
Homemade Wares (cakes, jams....)
Something Funny
Something Unusual
Unusual Plants and Seeds

About the teacher, owen bishop

I'm a local electrician with over 20 year's experience, involved with the trade since before I left school.

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Fabric Flowers

2:00p.m. to 3:00p.m.
St Laurence's Church
St Benedict's Street
Norwich

Come along and learn how to hand sew your choice of fabric flower. I'll provide everything you need but if you've got a fabric you particularly love, and would like to try it out then feel free to bring it along.

Bring one of the following:
A Chick-flick DVD
A surprise
Sewing scissors for the class
Unwanted sewing supplies/fabric
Vegetarian food for the class

About the teacher, Mary Myerson

I love to sew! I have only been doing it for a little over a year, but I really enjoy it. I started with a dressmaking course and now have my own sewing machine and get it out most days to work on a project.

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Growing Vegetables from Seed

11:00a.m. to 12:00p.m.
Bluebell South Allotments
Off The Avenues
Norwich

Come along for hints, tips and practical advice on how to grow your own vegetables from seed. Whether you have your own allotment or a just a few containers on your balcony this is a great chance to learn how to successfully propagate vegetable seeds.

Bring one of the following:
Gardening tools - hand tools
Good quality vegetable, flower, herb seeds
Large tools
Printing paper
Volunteering to help our growers

About the teacher, Mahesh Pant

I set up the Grow Our Own (GO2) community gardening scheme in Bluebell South allotments 10 years ago. I'm now the Programme Manager of GO2 Bluebell and and our new community garden - Marlpit Community Garden. For more information, please visit our website.

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St Laurence's Church
St Benedict's Street
Norwich

In this class you will find out how to mark out a sheet of plywood to make your own picnic table. These picnic tables can be easily assembled and then taken apart and stored during the winter months. If you want to see the finished product then just go to my YouTube channel: http://youtu.be/xATfmOkLh7Q?list=UU1iX9q83W978_o37wLxqkvw

Bring one of the following:
250g of Dried Sweet Peppers.
500g Fresh Ginger Root
A Seasoned Oak Log.
Old but working pond fountain pump (for a project)
Snack seeds packs

About the teacher, Garth Lewis

Doer of things, maker of things, collector of stories

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St Laurence's Church
St Benedict's Street
Norwich

In this part of the class you will find out how to cut out the pieces needed for the plywood picnic table from the previously marked-out single sheet of plywood. A printed-off copy of the plans will be handed out to each student.

Bring one of the following:
100 metres Cammo 550 Paracord
1sq/ft (or more) of leather
Leather work tools
Packet of wildflower seeds
Seasoned Apple, Beech, Hawthorn or Hickory log

About the teacher, Garth Lewis

Doer of things, maker of things, collector of stories

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Sourdough Variations

3:00p.m. to 4:00p.m.
St Laurence's Church
St Benedict's Street
Norwich

Sourdough bread is wonderfully suited to accepting additions to the basic bread dough - olives, sundried tomato, cheese, nuts, and seeds to name just a few. This class will assume some familiarity with baking sourdough bread. It will build on this knowledge to suggest ways in which you can enhance a basic loaf to make it a wonderful complement to meals or turn it practically into a meal all by itself. I will offer some practical demonstrations, recipe ideas and samples to taste on the day.

Bring one of the following:
A bag of interesting flour.
A cookbook.
A favourite family recipe (the older the better!)
Interesting ingredients to bake into a bread.
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. I have taught a class on 'Baking your first sourdough' at the Trade School and look forward to teaching this 'part 2'.

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Toronto

Please Read This

3:00p.m. to 11:00p.m.
Victory Cafe (2nd Floor)
581 Markham St.
Toronto

To register for a class - click on each topic and register individually. If the classes are full check the site on November 24 when more seats will be released. Or follow us on Twitter or Facebook for updates. If you are for sure 100% going to attend and a class is currently full please join this "class" and you will be contacted on November 24. If applicable recipes will be emailed to attendees. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Thank you to Victory Cafe for letting us use their space. Feel free to arrive before your class for food and mingle with the other students after downstairs. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- For chances to win prizes please invite your friends and share this event!------------- www.facebook.com/events/707657545988104----------------------------------------------------------- ---------------------- Thank you to the following for supporting this event:-------------------------------------- Adria Vasil journalist and author of Ecoholic Body - www.ecoholic.ca -------------------- www.facebook.com/EkoEllaSoap------------------------------------------- www.bareenglish.com------------------------------------------------------------------ www.facebook.com/PureBotanicalEssentials------------------------------------------------ www.madegoodfoods.com------------------------------------------------------------------------------- www.lauranaturalsoap.com------------------------------------------------------------------ www.greenhousejuice.com--------------------------------------------------------------------------------- www.facebook.com/OliveTreeSoapCompany------------------------------------------------ www.awakken.com------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- www.wildcraftcare.ca-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- www.hurrawbalm.com-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- www.truthfinder266.wix.com/mudfarmorganix---------------------------------- www.mybrandcosmetic.blogspot.ca---------------------------------------------------------------- www.fitlips.com/index.html---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Bring one of the following:

About the teacher, Trade School Organizer

Please share and like our FB page and tweet!

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Victory Cafe (2nd Floor)
581 Markham St.
Toronto

Think You Don't Make a Difference, Think Again and Stay a Hotty at the Same Time! ­ Learn the first few steps to making a big change in your world and the world at large. You need only begin in your kitchen to start a revolution that can change the planet for the better of all global life. Do you know that you should be able to read and understand all of the ingredients on your product labels. Do you know that if there are no ingredient labels, then a wise choice may be to opt out of using it? Do you really know what all those big long words are and what they are for? And where do all those ingredients end up anyways?----------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- In order to make wise choices for you and your loved ones and to sustain all that good inner and outer beauty, learn to recognize, define and avoid harsh and hazardous synthetic chemical additives in your regular daily care regiment from cleaning products to body products. You will be given a few website tools that will immediately help you know what is in your product of choice and yes there is an app for that! You will learn about accessible alternatives. As a consumer you do own the key to unlock necessary change for you and the planet as a whole. Small steps can make huge waves. All you need is to take the first one. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- You can bring any of your face or body products to look at the ingredients. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Please join the Facebook page, invite friends and like our supporters for chances to win some prizes! https://www.facebook.com/events/707657545988104

Bring one of the following:
A handwritten inspirational quote or poem
A jar of unpasteurized/raw honey
Fair trade chocolate
Healthy snacks to share with the class
Social media/marketing help

About the teacher, Michelle Rosetta Hamer

Michelle is the creator and owner of BEE23 Natural Beauty. This enterprise was created out of her own discovery of the harsh toxins in everyday products due to her own developed sensitivities to such ingredients. Michelle was able to take her skills as a Honours Bachelor Social Work graduate, Certified Life Coach and environmentalist to focus her negative feelings over the realizations of the impact of such toxins on humankind and the planet, to create a positive presence in the business community. Although BEE23 is a for ­profit business, the business model can be explained as having a triple fold bottom line, wherein service to the community, impact of the business on the community and a profit margin all hold value. The idea of health of self, community and planet is elemental in every part of this organizational model. What we do in the world is an extension of who we are, make whatever it is that you do count! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- http://www.bee23.ca

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Exfoliating Body & Lip Scrubs

6:00p.m. to 7:00p.m.
Victory Cafe (2nd Floor)
581 Markham St.
Toronto

Are you worried about the chemicals and harmful ingredients in store bought beauty products? Interested in making your own? During this workshop I will talk about chemicals to watch out for when buying store bought brands and the health benefits of natural ingredients. I will then teach you how to make body scrubs and lip scrubs to take home. You will have the option to make a few different kinds: brown sugar, sea salt, oatmeal & brown sugar or coffee & brown sugar. _______________________________________________________________________________________ You can still sign up for this class if you just want to watch and listen. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- You will need to bring: A spoon for mixing, 1 cup of brown sugar, 1/2 cup of coconut oil and a scent (eg. vanilla extract, honey, lemon, lime, orange zest, etc.) **Note if you don't have brown sugar you could use white but brown sugar is preferable since it's softer and can be used on the face & the body whereas white sugar can only be used on the body and it is not natural. **Please bring containers to store your scrubs (2 if you would like to make a body scrub and a lip scrub) ________________________________________________________________________________________ Please join the Facebook page, invite friends and like our supporters for chances to win some prizes! https://www.facebook.com/events/707657545988104

Bring one of the following:
A bag of brown sugar (from bulk food store is okay)
A box of sea salt
A healthy snack to share with the class
A jar of virgin coconut oil
A package of oatmeal (from bulk food store is okay)
Ground coffee (you could ask your local coffee shop)
Social media or marketing help

About the teacher, Riel Hishon

Riel Hishon is an Economics student at the University of Toronto and started her own company on Etsy called ma belle naturelle. She loves creating handmade products and is very passionate about the health benefits of all natural cosmetics. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- https://www.facebook.com/mabellenaturelle

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Victory Cafe (2nd Floor)
581 Markham St.
Toronto

Learn how to maintain a healthy endocrine system by avoiding harmful products in personal care items. In this workshop you will learn how to make an edible DIY deodorant and dry shampoo from naturopathic doctor, Talia Marcheggiani. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Please note I will have a limited amount of product depending on the number of people that show up. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Please join the Facebook page, invite friends and like our supporters for chances to win some prizes! https://www.facebook.com/events/707657545988104/

Bring one of the following:
A box of baking soda
A jar of virgin coconut oil
Arrowroot powder (from bulk food store)
Cocoa powder (eg. Frys brand or from bulk food store)
Dark chocolate
Gluten free snacks to share with the class
Social media or marketing help

About the teacher, Talia Marcheggiani

Talia Marcheggiani is a naturopathic doctor practicing in Toronto. She is a graduate of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. Talia has a special interest in mental health and endocrinology and uses a variety of natural healing modalities to treat the root cause of disease rather than symptoms. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- http://www.taliand.com

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Skin Care & DIY Face Masks

9:00p.m. to 10:00p.m.
Victory Cafe (2nd Floor)
581 Markham St.
Toronto

You will learn about different skin types and what to expect from your skin as it changes due to aging, changes in treatment, stress, and other impacts. What we'll cover: the primary skin types and how to know what skin type you have, the impact of pH, moisture, bacteria, and more on your skin; the primary techniques you should use for your best skin, cleaning, toning, moisturizing, sun-screening, and special treatments, how to choose a skincare regime that works for your skin type and lifestyle, natural products that you can buy or DIY. Finally you will learn how to make your own face-masks for moisturizing, deep cleansing, exfoliation, tightening, and more. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Please note I will have a limited amount of product available depending on the number of people that show up. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Please join the Facebook page, invite friends and like our supporters for chances to win some prizes! https://www.facebook.com/events/707657545988104/

Bring one of the following:
A bottle of witch hazel
A bottle/jar of raw honey
A box of your favourite tea or healthy snacks to share with the class
An essential oil
Like Skilltree FB page and share on wall of 10 friends
Social media/marketing help

About the teacher, Angela Bepple

Angela started making her own body care products because of a concern about the health impacts of conventional body care ingredients and found that using natural products improved her skin greatly. Angela is the founder of Skilltree Toronto a community education provider that links passionate amateurs and avid professionals of all kinds of topics with people who want to learn new things and grow their skills. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- https://www.facebook.com/SkilltreeToronto

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Lotions, Potions and Creams

12:00a.m. to 2:00a.m.
Anarres Apothecary
749 Dovercourt Road
Toronto

I will introduce you to what you can do and make with a classic aromatherapy Basic White Lotion* or Basic White Cream: facial cleanser, moisturizer, hair conditioner, a base for medicinal concoctions and fabric softener. Please bring your own small pump bottles and jars to bring your samples home. (*It takes 3 hours to make the Basic White Lotion therefore I will be using some previously made for the purpose of this demonstration.) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Please join the Facebook page, invite friends and like our supporters for chances to win some prizes! https://www.facebook.com/events/707657545988104/

Bring one of the following:
A leaf belt fanny pack
Large envelopes
Legal or letter size file folders (used is fine)
Postering or social media help (2 hours)
Rechargeable AA or AAA batteries
Vegan fair trade chocolate dessert without gluten or cinnamon for my household/family
Wishing for a ceiling fan or upholstered chair or step stool that converts to a chair or wardrobe with mirror

About the teacher, Tracey TieF

Tracey has a passion for introducing participants in hands on workshops to the wonders and delights of natural healing ingredients that are fairly traded and locally made. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- http://www.anarreshealth.ca

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West Norwood

Paper folded Christmas decorations

6:30p.m. to 7:30p.m.
L'Arche Craft Workshop
9-13 Norwood High Street
London SE27 9JU

Make your own contemporary and stylish Christmas decorations and gift tags using traditional Japanese paper folding techniques.

Bring one of the following:
A guide to windows 8 and PC protection
Garden Design
how to draw
iPhone 6 tips
upholstery

About the teacher, Carla Fallen

I have lived with my family in West Norwood for the past 13 years and am looking forward to becoming involved with a creative community which I never knew existed. I am a technical tutor working with foundation students at Camberwell College of Art, and introduced paper folding techniques to the students last year. You will need to bring: Approx 15cm square coloured craft paper(preferably coloured on both sides) Festive wrapping paper Scissors Pencil Ruler I will be providing some materials as well

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