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Frederic Community Education is committed to providing a wide variety of programs and offerings to the residents of the Frederic School District and neighboring area. We offer educational and enrichment experiences for all ages--infant through senior citizen. We believe learning is a lifelong experience. We hope you will find a class or activity that suits your needs to learn a new skill or brush up on an old one! 
 
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View our classes below.  Please register on-line or via the paper mail-in registration form (links on the right).  We are not yet set-up to take on-line payments.  Please follow-up by mailing your class fees to the address below.

     Frederic Community Education

     1437 Clam Falls Drive

     Frederic, WI 54837

 

For more information or assistance please contact: 

Sheila Beecroft - Community Education Director

Phone: 715-327-4868 

beecrofts@frederic.k12.wi.us

 

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** Frederic Community Education will be following School/Covid-19 guidelines for in-person classes including wearing masks in the school building, social distancing and signing a symptom screening form. **

 

 

Winter/Spring - 2021
Classes & Activities
*NEW*  ANDROID BASICS
Monday, April 12 from 10am-12pm
On-line    Instr:  Sara Reimann
FEE:  $25
Lean to use your Android smartphone or tablet.  Interact with your devide, access different feature, set-up & manage your account & access the internet.  Understand the capabilities & limitations of your Android & why it may or may not replace your computer.  Gain basic troubleshooting tips for when something goes awry.
 
NATURAL SOLUTIONS FOR SUMMER – Essential Oils
Monday – Apr. 12 from 6-8pm
Frederic HS             Instr: Cassie McKenzie
FEE: $15 + $25 supply fee
Come learn how to use essential oils to prepare for the summer season and ditch a few over the counter medicines and toxic sprays! Make 3 rollerball blends, natural bug spray and after sun spray. Rollerball blends are: Bite & Sting Relief, Pollen Seasonal Relief or Healing Blend (cuts and scrapes) and Take a Hike Muscle Blend.
 
COOKING WITH WILD FOODS
Tuesday – April 13 from 6-8pm
Frederic HS             Instr:  Tanna Worrell
FEE:  $24
Are you looking for economical ways to feed yourself and your family healthy food that actually tastes good?  Come and learn how to use some common backyard ‘weeds’ to make delicious and super-nutritious dishes for your family.  No hiking or mosquito spray required – Tanna will bring a nice selection of freshly harvested Wild Foods to work with.  This fun, interactive class will include some plant identification, group cooking/food preparation and a satisfying Wild Food dish to enjoy together.  Tanna (aka ‘The Friendly Forager’) has been eating Wild Foods for many years and loves empowering people with knowledge that takes the fear out of foraging.  Tanna will bring her Friendly Forager Note Cards for you to purchase, if you'd like.  Check out her blog: www.TheFriendly-Forager.com.
 
SPRING CARD MAKING
Thursday – April 15 from 6-9pm
Frederic HS             Instr:   Tammy Henderson
FEE:  $32 (kit included)
Spending time in a creative outlet is a great way to reduce some of the stress we are all feeling right now.  And now, more than ever, we need to be reaching out to others to see how they are doing. Handmade cards are a great way to do both. Join Tammy as you create a set of cards with a variety of sentiments from ‘birthday’ to ‘get well’ and several in between.  All supplies will be provided, and you will go home with 15 cards (3 each of 5 designs) along with a stamp set, ink and more.  Your kit needs to be ordered; please register by March 31.
 
BARN QUILT WORKSHOP  (FULL)
Saturday – April 17 from 8:30am-4pm
Frederic Elem. Cafeteria                         Instr:  Mary & Mike / M&J Barn Quilts
FEE:  2’x2’ = $55 / 4’x4’ = $90
DIY Make & Take Barn quilts have been around for about 100 years. Just as fabric quilts have their own unique history, so do barn quilts. A barn quilt is a large piece of wood that is painted to look like a quilt block and often hung on the exterior of a barn, house, garage or other building. Join in a fun-filled day of painting your very own unique 2’ x 2’ or 4’ x 4’ barn quilt. Plan to tape, paint, dry, laugh and admire your way through the day! All supplies, boards and instruction are provided.  Email your own pattern to mkolstad@charter.net by April 3. Patterns can be found by searching on-line for ‘barn quilts’, searching on Pinterest, or going through the photos on the instructor’s Facebook page @mjbarnquilts.  *OPTIONAL ADDITIONAL FEE: $5 for any graphics or letters you request in your pattern. This must be arranged in advance through email when confirming your pattern. This $5 fee would be paid directly to the instructors at class.  Bring a bag lunch.  Limited spots available.
 
PAINT YOUR OWN KINDNESS ROCKS
Monday – Apr. 19 from 3:30-6pm
Frederic Elem.                         Instr:  Carrie Ayd
FEE:  $3
Want to spread a little kindness in the community?  Plan to paint two rocks – one to plant in the community or to give away to brighten someone’s day and one to keep.  Bring some simple pictures or computer images for ideas for your paintings.  Snacks will be provided.  Recommended for children 1st grade and up.
 
WILD ABOUT KOMBUCHA
Tuesday – Apr. 20 from 6-7:30pm
Frederic HS             Instr:  Tanna Worrell
FEE:  $24
You’ve seen kombucha in the stores, you’ve heard people talk about how good it is for you and how great it tastes.  Maybe you’ve tried some or maybe you’ve been too timid to try this weirdly fermented drink.  Come get up close and personal with your own SCOBY and start brewing your own tasty, delicious, nutritious beverage!  Tanna is a Wild Food enthusiast, so besides ‘regular’ brewing, she will show you how to incorporate wild-crafted components into your brew.  You’ll be sampling several yummy kombucha flavors and types.  Please bring a pint jar with a tight-fitting lid to bring your starter kit home with you.
 
BEGINNING PAPER QUILLING (On-line)
Monday – Apr. 26 from 6-7:30pm
On-line                    Instr:  Maria Potvin
FEE:  $25 (kit included)
Discover how to turn colorful paper strips into beautiful works of art and keepsakes with this beginner quilling class! This beautiful art is a paper-craft technique used to make coiled embellishments -- flowers, animals, and even birthday cakes -- from colorful strips of paper for card making, framed art, or even jewelry! Maria will demonstrate basic shapes and you will learn how to put images together to make your own beautiful creation.  Your kit will include: quilling strips, tweezers, a comb, ruler, coach tools card, glue applicator and a storage box.  Register by April 16 in order to have your kit before the class.  Your kit will be available for pick-up at the Frederic High School April 22 from 3:30-5:30pm.
 
*NEW*  KEEPING TRACK OF YOUR PASSWORDS (On-line)

Tuesday & Thursday – Apr. 27 & 29 from 10am to 12pm

On-line    Instr:  Sara Reimann

FEE:  $29

A good password is easy to remember, but difficult to guess – both for people who know you & for anonymous password-crackers.  We all have so many different passwords to keep track of nowadays.  Rather than taking the dangerous shortcuts of either using the same password for everything, or else writing passwords down & keeping them near your computer, this course will teach you tips to make it easier to create unique, memorable passwords for every different application.  You will learn how to create good passwords & what tools can help you store your passwords safely.

 
* NEW *  COMPOSTING 101
Thursday - Apr. 29 from 6:30-8pm
Instr:  Barb Kass
FEE:  $5
Whether you mulch a small patch of perennials or have acres of garden to tend, composting is beneficial.  Home composting is a method to manage yard materials and food scraps at the source.  Not only is composting a very effective tool to keep these materials out of landfills, but it also produces a finished product valued by gardeners everywhere.  Discussion will include vermiculture composting and easy ideas for building a compost bin and sifter.  Red wiggler composting worms will be available to participants.  Barb is a UW-EX Master Composter and wants to share her knowledge with you!

 

GEOCACHING ON THE GANDY DANCER
Saturday – May 1 from 9-11
Pavilion by the Frederic Grocery Store  Instr:  Megan Challoner
FEE:  $5/household
Are you an outdoor enthusiast? Do you enjoy carefree adventures?  Then learning about geocaching is for you!  Learn how to actively take part and join in on the world's largest treasure hunt.  Geocaches are everywhere.  During this class you will learn what geocaching is and how to operate the application on your phone or handheld GPS.  You will then hunt for local geocaches located right here in our community.  In the second part of this class, you will learn about the more advanced features of geocaching including the different types, travel bugs and you will learn how to hide your very own geocache.  This is a socially distanced class that will take place in the great outdoors. Join in on the fun!  Register by April 26.
 
FRENCH COOKING CLASSIC 101  (On-line)
Tuesday – May 4 from 6-8pm
On-line                    Instr:  Peter Kwong
FEE:  $20/household
Good news!  ‘Chef Pierre’ is back and this time with something unique and delicious – and most of all, simple and easy.  Learn all the basics of cooking French Cuisines in just a few lessons.  In this first class, you will learn to make 3 sauces including: Bechame, Veloute & Sauce Tomat and try them over a vegetable medley.  In subsequent classes (this fall), you will advance to something fancy and elegant that will drive your family & friends wild!  By the time you’ve completed this French Cuisine series, you will know how to make 5 Mother Sauces (Bechame, Veloute, Sauce Tomat, Espagnole and Hollandaise), Baked French Onion Soup, Quiche Lorraine and Ratatouille.  You will be cooking from your own kitchen.  Please register by April 27 to receive your shopping list and recipes.
 
PICKLEBALL PREVIEW
Thursday – May 13 at 6pm
Frederic Outdoor Pickleball Court
Instr:  Ralph Mondor
FREE
Come learn about pickleball – a sport that can be played by anyone ages 8-80!  Learn what equipment you need to play and the basic rules of the game.  Come try it out!
 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 Frederic Community Education is looking for instructors.
If you have a passion or a skill that you would like to share think about teaching with community ed.
Contact Sheila Beecroft, Community Education Director at beecrofts@frederic.k12.wi.us
Please help us develop the best programs that we can have by completing this class evaluation form.
Go to Frederic Ed2go to view many on-line course options for learning something new or boosting your personal or professional skills.
This program is designed to help people understand, prepare for and respond appropriately to disasters, such as floods, wildfires and hurricanes. A companion module covering the COVID-19 response is also now available.