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Welcome to Pybus University, where learning is a lifelong adventure.

Pybus Market is pleased to offer a series of unique and fun classes for the general public. Classes are free, unless otherwise indicated below. Class size is generally 32 people per class, except in several instances also noted below. The location of most classes will be in front of the Cashmere Valley Bank Community Kitchen. Each class will last 60 to 90 minutes and will be a one night event. Classes are taught by local volunteers with an interest and aptitude in the subject. The public is invited to register for as many — or as few — classes as you like.

To register, simply complete the registration form below. YOU WILL RECEIVE AN AUTOMATED RESPONSE, CONFIRMING YOUR REGISTRATION, WHICH IS THE ONLY COMMUNICATION YOU WILL RECEIVE FROM PYBUS MARKET. Once you receive the automated confirmation of enrollment, simply show up for the 7:00pm class at the designated date at Pybus Market. Classes start promptly at 7:00pm.

Thank you for your interest in Pybus University.

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January 12, 2016 - Why are most of us Overweight and Unhealthy … and What We Can Do About It?

Instructor: Dr. Lara Plecher, ND

Cutting edge research shows that healthy Gut Flora (our Microbiome) is a secret to life-long health and weight loss. When we optimize our Microbiome, we can optimize our weight, our health and our emotional well-being. Our Microbiome is made of trillions of organisms that live inside our intestines extracting nutrition, from the foods we eat. We have approximately 10,000 different types of organisms living inside of us. When the “bad” organisms overgrow we feel sluggish, depressed and crave sugar. When our Microbiome is out of balance, we find ourselves gaining weight and, for some, it is impossible to lose weight no matter how little we eat or how much we exercise. When our digestive system is healthy and filled with the “good” flora, it makes it easier for us to lose weight and keep it off. The “good” organisms increase our energy, improve our mental clarity and brighten our mood! In this one hour class learn how to turn this cutting edge information into great health. Start building your Healthy Microbiome today…and create a Healthy, Happy, Inspiring You…one bite at a time!

January 19, 2016 - How to Overcome Resistance to Change

Instructor: Dr, Allegra Hart, ND

Have you set goals and now feeling resistance to following through? Resistance comes up against all goals and attempts to change. Learn how to identify, clarify, and harness resistance and make it work for you not against you.

January 26, 2016 - Historical and Current Fire Regimes of Eastern Washington - How Did We Get Here?

Instructor: Dr. Paul Hessburg, Research Landscape Ecologist, USDA-FS, Pacific Northwest Research Station & the University of Washington

Join Dr. Paul Hessburg as he characterizes historical fire regimes and how they affected the Eastern WA landscape. He will then show how 20th century management inadvertently altered the structure, composition, and patterns of forests, and how this has led to significant changes in the fire regimes of each major forest type. He will show how a warming climate, increased fuels, and a virtual epidemic of young trees have created a “perfect storm” condition for today’s wildfires. He will also discuss how the study of historical landscape functioning gives us important clues to how we might restore our modern era landscapes.

February 2, 2016 - Eating for a Healthy Nervous System and Tissue Healing

Instructor: Sonia Karumsi, Physical Therapist

Join Sonia as she explains how good nutrition makes for a happy and healthy Nervous System which promotes a nourishing environment for tissue healing. Find out what this means for you and how you can improve your health.

February 9, 2016 - “Sensory Wine” - A Blind Wine Tasting - CLOSED

Instructor: Rhett Humphrey, Jones of Washington

One of the most satisfying achievements of any wine drinker is an ability to recognize a wine whose identity is concealed. Equal parts talent, training and luck, blind tasting is the elusive grail of the professional wine world. With the approaching sensual holiday of Valentine’s Day, get your ‘senses’ on the right track with learning how to correctly taste wine. Join Rhett from Jones of Washington at their Pybus Tasting Room for a fun and educational night of learning how to evaluate wine with some sensory analysis. You will learn the helpful hints when wine tasting and how to evaluate a wine when tasting it blind.

* Must be 21 years old to participate.

February 16, 2016 - Sugar Blues

Instructor: Angie Ploch, Certified Integrative Health Coach

Would you like to permanently change your relationship with sugar? Are you interested to see what your body does and how you can feel when you are eating well and when you understand food? What we eat changes everything! Would you like a chance to get a handle on what you eat and drink and understand what causes those crazy, uncontrollable cravings and know that you can reduce them naturally? Here’s your chance! Come and participate in an interactive 45-minute discussion on our eating habits and how they can cause the SUGAR BLUES.

February 23, 2016 - Matcha: What Is It and Why Is There So Much Hype About It?

Instructor: Aubri and Dustin Armitage, owners of Chá Fine Teas

Have you heard about Matcha? Are you curious about what it is and why it’s so good for you? Did you know that Matcha has 60 times more antioxidants than spinach and 17 times more than blueberries? We’ll teach you all you need to know to get started with this amazing tea.

March 1, 2016 - How to Select and Work with Attorneys

Instructor: Gil Sparks, attorney with Ogden Murphy Wallace

This session is intended in plain English to introduce anyone to the various options on finding and selecting an attorney for personal or business issues such as preparing wills, handling real estate transactions, negotiating contracts, dealing with insurance companies, defending criminal matters, etc. Additionally, the class will provide tips on how to effectively set and agree on client expectations and how to talk with an attorney about a legal matter, including establishing effective and proactive communication practices, and getting a clear understanding of legal fees and billing expectations.

March 8, 2016 - Viewing the Wenatchee Night Sky - CLOSED

Instructor: Dirk Horton

This is an opportunity for adults and young adults to learn about an extraordinary valley resource …. the night sky. We will use our Wenatchee Valley Planetarium Project portable dome and projector to explore a variety of objects including: stars, planets, moons, and deep sky objects. We will use star charts to locate objects that can be seen with field glasses or a small telescope. We will also celebrate 25 years of Hubble telescope images that are considered the 25 best of the thousands recorded. These and other images will support our understanding of stellar evolution. The use of full dome videos will add to the excitement about the new planetarium resource that we acquired for our community. Go to www.mathonmonday.com and click on the dome at the top to submit questions you would like to be considered during the presentation.

March 15, 2016 - Third Annual Family Art Night “Oil Pastel Explorations” - CLOSED

Instructor: Terry Valdez. Terry Valdez Studios

Bring the entire family and join artist Terry Valdez and his crew of art helpers for a fun evening of exploration with oil pastels. No experience necessary. Limited to 34 total participants. No materials fee.

Sponsored by:Terry Valdez Studios, Wenatchee Valley YMCA and Grunewald Guild

March 22, 2016 - Ask the Attorney: All You Wanted to Know about Health Care Decision Making for Yourself and Your Family

Instructor: Christina Davitt

Do you have questions about health care decision making? What’s a Living Will, a Health Care Power of Attorney and a POLST? Find out why these are critical forms you and your family need to have in case of a serious medical problem. We’ll also talk about how to start the hard conversations about these issues before an emergency occurs so you and your family are prepared. Before she became an attorney, Christina M. Davitt was a geriatric nurse practitioner. She now practices elder law and health care law at Ogden Murphy Wallace, PLLC. She is the author of the popular column “Ask the Attorney” and co-author of the textbook “Case Studies in Geriatric Medicine.”

March 29, 2016 - Dahlias: A Garden of Earthly Delights

Instructors: members of the NCW Dahlia Society

This class will provide a hands-on demonstration of how to plant and care for your dahlias. We’ll talk about how to select dahlias to grow, understanding dahlia terminology and how to interpret a dahlia catalog. Tools, accessories, soil preparation, staking, labeling and tending will all be discussed. Bring your questions and ideas. Taught by members of the North Central Washington Dahlia Society. Everyone in attendance will receive a free tuber.