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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 10, 2017 - Meet Your Match - Volunteer Networking Forum

Presenter: Be the Change – Wenatchee Valley

Moderator: Annie Safar

Pybus University will be offering a “Meet Your Match” Volunteer Networking Forum, designed to foster active engagement and volunteer connection between community members and local non-profit and civic organizations. Representatives from a diverse array of inclusive organizations will share information concerning local challenges and areas of need, and volunteer opportunities for collaboration and support. The format for the “Meet Your Match” event will be similar to speed-dating. Representatives from local non-profits and civic organizations will host information tables, and will visit with community members in 5-minute increments to learn more about their programs, and discover ways they can offer their support. When the bell rings after five minutes, participants will move to another table representing a different non-profit or civic organization.

In addition, tips and insight will be offered into how to assess and discern individual strengths, passions and ability to commit, in support of becoming more meaningfully engaged and involved. Come join fellow community members and learn how you can be a part of strengthening our community!

January 17, 2017 - Everything You Wanted to Know About Dental Implants But Were Afraid To Ask

Presenter: Dr. James K Burnham DDS, MS

Dental implants have become a popular treatment option for tooth replacement and offer many advantages. This class will educate you on some of those advantages as well as the potential complications. Find out the critical questions to ask your treatment provider prior to therapy so you are receiving the best care possible. Become an informed consumer!

January 24, 2017 - Diet Myths That Keep You Frustrated and Overweight; What You Can Do About It

Presenter: Dr. Allegra Hart

Debunk the myths that stop you from effortlessly balancing your weight. Learn how to boost your metabolism naturally, deliciously, and sustainably.

January 31, 2017 - Wenatchee History: Moving Wenatchee

Presenter: Rod Molzahn

The city of Wenatchee has settled in three different locations during its lifetime. This discussion focuses on the forces, people and stories behind the three town sites and how Wenatchee ended up where it is. Join us for a fascinating lesson in Wenatchee’s history.

February 7, 2017 - Question, Persuade, Refer

Three simple steps to help respond to a person in need who may be suicidal.

Presenter: Mike Lynch

This training is designed to teach you how to recognize the warning signs, clues and suicidal communications of people in trouble, and how to respond, in order to prevent a possible tragedy. QPR gatekeeper training takes just one hour and is taught in a format that is clear and concise. The information you gain at this training could provide you the information needed to potentially save the life of someone you care about.

February 14, 2017 - Wine and Romance

Presenter: Rhett Humphrey, Jones of Washington

Wine and Romance just seem to go together. No matter what your Valentine’s Day plans are, you’re definitely going to need a bottle of wine, but for some of us wine can get a little confusing and even frustrating at times. Let Jones of Washington help you out with that! Join us on Valentine’s Day to taste wines that are perfect for the chilly weather and also for the romantic holiday. This will be a fun night of learning the basics of wine terminology, wine appreciation, why wine is romantic and much more! If you are someone who wants to expand your wine knowledge or just have a fun ‘date night’ for you and your significant other…than this class is for you.

February 21, 2017 - Intro to Knitting

Instructor: Marianne Corning and NCW Knitters Guild

Marianne Corning and the knitters from the NCW Knitters Guild are back and ready to help you learn to knit or improve your knitting skills. Learn to cast on and cast off, to knit and to purl. Please bring size 7, 8, or 9 needles to class. All other materials will be provided.

Class size limited to 25.

February 28, 2017 - Honey Bees and Colony Collapse Disorder and Native Bees of Wenatchee Valley

Instructor: Bob Gillespie

Learn more about the state of the honey bees so important to our valley.

March 7, 2017 - Hammered Metal Spiral Necklaces (Closed)

Presenter: Juliana Marquis

Join artist and jewelry maker Juliana Marquis and learn the basics of hammered metal jewelry making. You will learn to manipulate wire into organic forms ending in an artistic creation you can wear around your neck.

This class is full.

Limited to 15 participants.

March 14, 2017 - Family Art Night: Print Making (Closed)

Presenter: Terry Valdez

Join professional artist Terry Valdez and his fellow art assistants for an evening of Print Making explorations – No experience necessary. Ages 5 to 95. No fee. Sponsored by: Terry Valdez Studios & The Grunewald Guild.

This class is full.

Limited to 36 participants.

March 21, 2017 - Mythbusters About Foster Parenting

Presenter: Hayley Stoebner

This class will dispel many of the myths about who can become a foster parent and answers some common questions about being a foster parent.

March 28, 2017 - Dahlias: A Garden of Earthly Delights

Presenter: North Central Washington 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.