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Learn To Ice Skate with Irish Figure Skating Club

Ice Box Skating Rink, 1421 S. Walnut St., South Bend IN
Ice Skating Lesson for children and adults, beginners through advanced. Learn recreational, figure skating or hockey skating skills with the Irish Figure Skating Club. Sign Up at

Coach Michelle Mensik, (574) 288-3300 ext. 202,

Computer Class: Create Your Own Christmas Cards!

LaGrange County Public Library, 203 W. Spring St., LaGrange, IN 46761
You don’t have to be super-crafty to create holiday greetings with a personal touch! Come see how easy it is to make beautiful greeting cards, invitations, thank you notes, and more using Microsoft Publisher. You don’t even need to know how to type! This class is free, but space is limited. Registration is required at the LaGrange Adult Services desk, or by calling 260-463-2841 x1030.

260-463-2841 x1030

Summer Fitness Series

111 S St Joseph St, South Bend, IN 46601
DTSB has partnered with local fitness organizations to provide a free outdoor summer fitness program at the Gridiron in downtown South Bend every Saturday to encourage healthy living. These free drop-in classes, beginning at 8am and 9am, include a mix of yoga, zumba, cardio dance and jazzercise.

All classes are weather permitting. Classes are led by professional instructors from Memorial Health and Lifestyle Center, The YMCA, The Kroc Center, Peace & Happiness Yoga, Pinnacle Athletic Club, Zumba Fitness with Gisele, ICE Athletic Center, Jazzercise, Zumba with Gwen, Virginia Olson, Yoga with John Baldwin, Zumba with Nicki and Yoga with Chelly.

Participants should dress in appropriate clothing and footwear, bring adequate fluids and will be required to sign a waiver prior to the start of each class. Free parking is available on the street and in the garage at Leighton Center.

Cathy Dietz, 5742821110

Free Saturday Seminars & Workshops

Linton's Enchanted Gardens, 315 C.R. 17, Elkhart, IN 46516
Everyone is invited to attend our free, informative Saturday Seminars and Workshops. All seminars & workshops are held in The Conservatory at Linton's Enchanted Gardens. Seating is limited, and must be reserved in advance. Call 574-293-9699, ext. 0 to save your spot!

Jennifer Keen, 574-293-9699

Friday Night Swing

The Music Village, 108 N. Main Street, Ste. 113 (lower level), JMS Building, South Bend, IN 46601
One-month progressive beginning swing classes, taught by the Notre Dame Swing Club, will be offered starting September 5. Classes are $20, and must have a minimum of 3 couples or 6 dancers to run. Drop-in class rate $8/ person/ class. Open dance/intermediate lesson once a month. Register online at

September Class Session: 5, 12, 19, 26 (open dance)

October Class Session: 3, 10, 17, 24 (open dance)

November Class Session: October 31, November 7, 14, 21 (open dance)
*October 31* Halloween theme – costume dance!

November 28 – No Swing, Thanksgiving Weekend

December Class Session (shortened, pro-rated $15 for 3 lessons): 5, 12, 19 (open dance)
Intermediate/Advanced Lessons: Sept 26, Oct 24, Nov 21, Dec 19

Kate Gassman, 574-245-7664,

Monthly Meditation Yoga

Elkhart Environmental Center, 1717 East Lusher Ave., Elkhart, IN 46516
Do you enjoy yoga? Are you interested in yoga and looking for an opportunity to try it? The Elkhart Environmental Center and Kristen Smith-Myers RYT 500 certified yoga instructor from Tree of Life Yoga are teaming up to offer free Monthly Meditation Yoga Classes in 2014. Class is held on the second Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the Elkhart Environmental Center. Participants will learn basic relaxation techniques to help stretch the body and clear the mind. All levels are welcome. It is recommended that you dress comfortably and bring a yoga mat or towel. Classes begin January 13, 2014. Space is limited and classes fill up fast. Registration is required. Call 574-293-5070 to register or for more information.

Ericka Popovich, 574-293-5070,

Krasl Art Center’s Fall Class Lineup Released

Sep 29, 2008 - Jan 1, 2009 Beginning Monday: 10AM - 4PM

Krasl Art Center 707 Lake Boulevard St. Joseph, Michigan

Fall classes for both adults and children will begin on September 29 at the Krasl Art Center in St. Joseph, Michigan.

The Krasl is widely known for its extensive adult class list in jewelry. This fall you will see classes in metal clay, silversmithing, basic jewelry, beach glass, earrings, and an interesting new class called Knitting with Wire where participants learn the ancient Viking method of knitting strands of wire to form beautiful supple necklaces, bracelets and anklets.

Ceramics always plays a big role in Krasl classes because of the extensive ceramics studio at the Center with several kilns to fire class work. This fall is no exception with classes in Raku, sculptural ceramics, and basic skills, not to mention a new Wednesday evening class.

The Krasl also offers a class every Tuesday year-round for home school students. This fall it is Ceramic Overview for ages 4-12, where students will look at ceramics around the world while learning fundamental skills. Family workshops are a popular activity and the Krasl offers several, including Family Art Studio, and Family Woodworking.

The old favorites are still available at the Krasl. Classes for ages 4-7, and ages 8-14, where basic skills are learned as well as more advanced techniques are available in drawing, oil painting, acrylic, watercolor, textile painting, sculpture, and even cartooning. And brand new for this year is our Teen Intensives for ages 12-17. Ceramics, drawing studio, and textile painting are taught Tuesdays or Wednesdays after school.

Glass classes are still hot, and the Krasl offers glass bead making and glass fusing workshops as well as mosaics. And for those whose kids on a tighter Holiday budget than they are, the Krasl offers Giftmaking Galore, where kids can make gifts and cards for all occasions.

The Krasl offers scholarships for those who qualify; information about classes, fees, as well as scholarships is available at (269) 983-0271.
Or click here to download a fall class brochure

The Krasl Art Center is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization owned and operated by the St. Joseph Art Association, Inc. In operation since 1980, the Krasl Art Center boasts a membership of over 1200, a 17,500 square foot, three-story building located in downtown St. Joseph, Michigan overlooking Lake Michigan.

KAC has three public galleries, five studios, a library / lecture room, a black and white wet darkroom, a gift shop, and a permanent collection of some 37 works of sculpture. With a mission to bring people and art together, KAC offers thoughtful exhibitions, engaging classes, outreach opportunities, and cultural exploration.

The Krasl Art Center's hours are:

Sunday 1PM - 4PM
Monday10AM - 4PM
Tuesday10AM - 4PM
Wednesday10AM - 4PM
Thursday10AM - 9PM
Friday10AM - 4PM
Saturday10AM - 4PM

For more information, please contact the Krasl Art Center at 269-983-0271, Or click here to visit the Krasl Art Center online