Ashtanga Yoga with Heather Bruss

Instructor: Heather Bruss Dates: Mondays, September 9, 16, 23, 30 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Yoga provides a great way to strengthen and tone muscles, and increase flexibility. Studies by the National Institute of Health have proven the effectiveness of yoga for mental alertness, stress relief and increased immune system function. Students will learn how to synchronize breath with standing postures and increase the benefits of their workout. Using the same sequence each time, improvements are easy to see. With this repetition, the Ashtanga practice itself becomes meditative. Students should bring own mat and block.   Bonifas Member: $36 | Non-Member: $45 | Per Session: $15 | Become a Bonifas Member »

4H Spin: Kid’s Culinary Classes at EUE

Class registration is closed - class is full. Instructors: Dave Radloff, Stephanie Ostrenga, Irina Bruno Dates: 6 classes, Tuesdays, Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, Nov. 5, 12 after school Time: 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. Location: EUE Home economics kitchen The Bonifas Arts Center and 4-H SPIN Clubs are bringing back this popular program to help you raise your kids as enthusiastic cooks and healthy eaters. This year we are launching a new curriculum based on INTERNATIONAL CUISINE! Through foods, we will travel to Italy, Ethiopia, Russia, China, Poland and explore the Native American heritage. Integral parts of the program are basics of nutrition, kitchen tools and techniques, hands on food preparation, food safety, presentation and use of utensils. Each class will include the tasting of the prepared meal while practicing table manners. Kids from all local schools are welcome – this is a great after school program with built in snack and fun learning! DON’T MISS THIS UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE YOUR CHILDREN LEARN TO COOK AND TO EAT HEALTHY! Student fee: $50 (series only) per student, 4-H participation fees included Age group: 4 – 6 grades   Registration: $50 | Become a Bonifas Member »  

Culinary Arts: What’s Cookin?

Dates: First Tuesday of each month from 7 to 8 p.m. The perennial favorite series, “What’s Cooking”, is BACK! The series of cooking demonstrations are designed to bring out your artistry in the kitchen. Each session includes step-by-step demonstrations in the kitchen and delectable samples in the gallery. Some of our chefs like to engage the audience in demonstrations. Viewers leave with a list of tips and recipes in hand and a smile on their faces. A questions & answers period will follow demonstrations.  These sessions fill up fast so sign up now to ensure your spot! October 1 - Fresh from the garden international appetizers – Ashley Tussing Ever looked at a piece of produce in the grocery store and wondered what to do with it? Would you like to impress the crowd at the next potluck party with the novel, healthy and delicious appetizers? Vegetarian cook and gardening aficionado Ashley Tussing will introduce you to making those strange veggies into a scrumptious bites to share with friends – or polish off yourselves! The dishes that will be presented: Minty pea puree - as a warm dip with pita bread (French) Torta de yucca – starchy, but sweet (Colombian) November 5 - Pumpkin Chai Cupcakes with Kelli VanGinhoven, from For The Love Of Cupcakes – Replace the traditional Thanksgiving pie with the fabulous and trendy pumpkin chai cupcakes and make a family dinner a success! December 3 – Wild game feast - stuffed venison loin with Dennis Dufek. Avid hunter and an established chef, Dennis will prove to you that the wild game doesn’t have to be “gamey” and teach how to showcase your latest hunting trophy as a mouthwatering centerpiece for Christmas (or any other) feast!   Bonifas Member: $12 | Non-Member: $15 | Become a Bonifas Member »

Arthritis Exercise Class

Instructor: Betty Wagner Dates: Wednesdays, 9:15 – 10 a.m., Starting October 2, weekly through May, skips holidays Exercise your whole body and work on joint flexibility and muscle strength from head to toe while seated! For those who are able we will work on balance while standing. Move to the steady rhythms from the 40s and 50s and enjoy the benefits - both uplifting and relaxing! Exercise teacher with almost 50 years, Betty Wagner had taught gym, aerobics, senior exercise and dancing and is familiar face to many at the Escanaba and Bark River Senior Centers, Bonifas Arts Center and YMCA. She is an inspiring example of what exercise can do for you! Registration: FREE

Tahitian Style Workout

Instructor: Jeana Harmon Dates: Wednesdays, Sept. 18 - Oct. 23 from 6 to 7 p.m. There are many styles of Tahitian Dance and we will touch on each style to create a workout that is fun, and also gets you in shape fast.  All levels are welcome, you don’t have to be a dancer to attend.  Come join the fun!!   Jeana Harmon is a veteran certified instructor who taught adult health and exercise at Bay College and has been teaching exercise for over 30 years. A six week workout each Wednesday from Sept. 18 through Oct. 23   Bonifas Member: $30 | Non-Member: $35 | Become a Bonifas Member »

Toddler Art

Thursdays, 9:30 – 10:15 a.m. September 12, 19, 26, October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, November 7, 14, 21 (skips Thanksgiving), December 5, 12, 19, 26 Join us for creative play activities and music fun! Lead by professional teachers and musicians, toddlers will be combining fun and learning to help nurture imagination, problem solving and developing motor skills. Art stations and music provide hands on fun. Student fee: $5 per day   Registration: $5 | Become a Bonifas Member »

The Art of Breadmaking: Ciabatta

Class is full, no more registrations being taken. Instructor: Mike Berg Date: Oct. 4, 6-8 p.m. Ciabatta is a rustic Italian bread recipe. The bread is not dense, (actually has holes in the interior) nor particularly beautiful, and it resembles a big house slipper, as the name translates to. But what it lacks in beauty, Ciabatta bread makes up in fantastic taste. It has a delightful chewy exterior and a soft light interior - a very pleasing combination for your taste buds! Don’t waste your time looking for a recipe – come to the Art of Breadmaking class instead! Artisanal baker and Bonifas instructor Mike Berg takes you through each step so that you can make some original ciabatta loaves for yourself. And once you bake them, use them in panini for an authentic Italian lunch experience! Join the class and enjoy the smell and taste of freshly baked bread and lively conversation with like-minded people! Ages: 12 - Adult Bonifas Member: $15 | Non-Member: $18 | Become a Bonifas Member »  

Homeschool Art Class

Instructor: Betty Nyberg 
Dates: Mondays, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m., October 7 - December 16 (11 weeks) Art curriculum for homeschoolers. Kids learn about color, perspectives, art techniques and do variety of hands on art and craft projects in this engaging and lively weekly class. Student fee: $45 (series only) Ages: K – 8 grade   Registration: $45 | Become a Bonifas Member »

Ashtanga Yoga with Heather Bruss

Instructor: Heather Bruss Dates: Mondays, October 7, 14, 21, 28 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Yoga provides a great way to strengthen and tone muscles, and increase flexibility. Studies by the National Institute of Health have proven the effectiveness of yoga for mental alertness, stress relief and increased immune system function. Students will learn how to synchronize breath with standing postures and increase the benefits of their workout. Using the same sequence each time, improvements are easy to see. With this repetition, the Ashtanga practice itself becomes meditative. Students should bring own mat and block.   Bonifas Member 4 Weeks: $36 | Non-Member 4 Weeks: $45 | Per Session: $15 | Become a Bonifas Member »

4H Spin: Kid’s Culinary Classes at EUE

Class registration is closed - class is full. Instructors: Dave Radloff, Stephanie Ostrenga, Irina Bruno Dates: 6 classes, Tuesdays, Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, Nov. 5, 12 after school Time: 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. Location: EUE Home economics kitchen The Bonifas Arts Center and 4-H SPIN Clubs are bringing back this popular program to help you raise your kids as enthusiastic cooks and healthy eaters. This year we are launching a new curriculum based on INTERNATIONAL CUISINE! Through foods, we will travel to Italy, Ethiopia, Russia, China, Poland and explore the Native American heritage. Integral parts of the program are basics of nutrition, kitchen tools and techniques, hands on food preparation, food safety, presentation and use of utensils. Each class will include the tasting of the prepared meal while practicing table manners. Kids from all local schools are welcome – this is a great after school program with built in snack and fun learning! DON’T MISS THIS UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE YOUR CHILDREN LEARN TO COOK AND TO EAT HEALTHY! Student fee: $50 (series only) per student, 4-H participation fees included Age group: 4 – 6 grades   Registration: $50 | Become a Bonifas Member »

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