Cooking & Hobbies

Cooking at the Fusion 1 Café  (134)

Join Chef Craig Fiebke for another enjoyable cooking class.  This October session will feature fall harvest cooking.   At least one class will have a “hands on” component where you can make something new.  Each week you will enjoy a delicious four-course meal at the conclusion of the lively cooking demonstration.  The class will be held at the Fusion 1 Café on Saginaw Street in downtown Bay City.  The class is limited to 20.

Wednesdays: October 15, 22 & 29 • 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Price: $85 Members; $115 Non-Members   
Room: Off-Site

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Knitting for Beginners and Others (135)

Many find knitting to be an enjoyable pastime.  It’s something you can do while chatting with others, or alone as a relaxing hobby.  Plus, you can make gifts for family and friends which will bring pleasure for many years.  This class is geared toward beginners; however, experienced knitters are invited to attend and learn new techniques or share their skills with others.  Everyone will complete one simple project such as a scarf.  Bring size 9 needles to class and a skein of #4 yarn, or a project you’re working on.  OLLI member Beth McLaughlin will lead the class.

Wednesdays:  October 15, 22, 29 & November 5  10 a.m. - Noon
Price: $27 Members; $54 Non-Members   
Room: C129

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Beginning & Refresher Bridge Workshop (136)

Bridge is the most popular social card game among adults.  Here is your chance to join the fun.   This series is designed for those new to the game or for those who wish to update or improve their bidding.  Several modern conventions will be explained, including Jacoby Transfers and Stayman.  The class will last eight weeks to allow for thorough review of the subject matter.  The two-hour sessions are equally divided between learning the principles of modern bridge and applying them by playing prearranged hands.  Please purchase the book Bidding for the 21st Century, which is part of the ACBL Club Series and updated in 2006.  Rich Siemer, a Silver Life Master, is the instructor. 

Fridays:  September 19, 26, October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 & November 7 • 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Price: $79 Members; $109 Non-Members   
Room: C129

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Caring for Personal Collections (137)

Caring for family heirlooms or interested in antiques?  You cannot stop the deterioration of such prized items, but with the right knowledge, you can slow it down.  In this course you will learn the factors that contribute to deterioration, how to create a basic preservation-minded environment, and methods for storing and handling your family treasures in a way that will increase the chances that they will be around for future generations to enjoy.  An emphasis will be placed on family papers, scrapbooks, photographs, and textiles, though other materials will also be discussed.  Class will be led by Emily Radlinski, Assistant Curator for the Bay County Historical Society.  The final 
session will be held at the Historical Museum of  Bay County.

Wednesdays: October 29, November 5, 12 & 19 1 - 3 p.m.
Price: $27 Members; $54 Non-Members  
Room: C129/Off-Site

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Beginning Mah Jongg (138)

Want to have lots of fun and exercise your brain at the same time?  Mah Jongg will open new worlds to you, whether meeting new friends right here, wintering in Florida, or on a cruise ship at sea.  This fascinating, fast-paced American version of a traditional Chinese tile game has become universally popular.  Once you learn the basics, you’ll find groups ready to welcome you for weekly play.  OLLI member Catherine Young will teach you the fundamentals of the game.  Please purchase the book Beginner’s Guide to American Mah Jongg by Elaine Sandberg prior to the first class.  Register soon; the maximum is only 16.

Thursdays: September 11, 18, 25, October 2 & 9 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Price: $32 Members; $64 Non-Members  
Room: C129

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