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Athens

English language

12:00a.m. to 2:00a.m.
Πνευματικό Κέντρο Δήμου Αθηναίων, Ακαδημίας 50
Κέντρο Europe DIRECT-Café EU-topia
Athens

Θεμα PRACTICAL ENGLISH FOR ADULTS PERSONAL PROFILE πως περιγραφουμε προφορικος λογος (συνομιλια μεταξυ μαθητων) γραμματικη, personal pronouns,the verb be, can. λεξιλογιο

Bring one of the following:
enthusiasm
job search help
paper (in order to keep notes)
tea
tickets for the metro

About the teacher, ANASTASIA GEORGOULI

DEREE COLLEGE BACHELOR IN COMMUNICATION PROFICIENCY OF MICHIGAN

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English speaking is fun!

2:00a.m. to 4:00a.m.
Πνευματικό Κέντρο Δήμου Αθηναίων, Ακαδημίας 50
Κέντρο Europe DIRECT-Café EU-topia
Athens

Expressing oneself orally is usually a challenge in English for most. A fun lesson encouraging non-native speakers to use the language, no matter what the level on various topics, including prep for exams, while giving native speakers ideas to use in the classroom and beyond.

Bring one of the following:
Baby nappies (size no. 5)
Baby wipes
Food: milk, oil, spaghetti, potatoes; packed food like beans, rice, flour, sugar, raisins, biscuits, cookies, chocolate; tinned food like condensed milk, tomato paste
Old (working) toys, books for toddler
Party hats and pen and coloured paper for the lesson
Personal make-up lesson
Phone cards (Vodafone and Q)

About the teacher, Vasiliki Nasoufides

With a BA (majors in English and History; sub-major in Psychology) and an HDipEd (Higher Diploma in Education), to name the most important ones, under my belt, I am a qualified English teacher, examiner and teacher trainer with experience in teaching all aspects of the language to all levels, ages and in all types of settings. Being a firm believer in the sharing of information, I readily encourage students and other teachers alike to use the language to communicate and to discover the world beyond borders through role play, games and discussion.

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Geneva

Université de Genève / Uni Mail - Room M4220
Boulevard du Pont-d'Arve 40, 4th floor (right side from tram stop entrance) (Call 078 721 94 19)
Genève

This class is about meeting people - for whatever reason or intention - and how to interact by applying scientific and proven techniques to improve your communication and message. You will be manipulated during this class. Class Program: Interaction dynamics and honesty, nonverbal communication, verbal communication, active listening, how to dialogue, approaching a stranger, starting a conversation and how best to convey your message. Interactive examples, videos and slides are used throughout the class – estimated duration is 1.5 hours. There is no need to take notes, as I will send you the slides. You can bring snacks to have during the class or food to share if you so wish. For those who took this class in April, it's the same program as before – tell your friends!

Bring one of the following:
bio/organic fruit
bio/organic vegetables
home made or local produce (no meat please)
SURPRISE
voucher for service exchange (e.g. 1 hour massage)

About the teacher, Nicola Lazzari

Experienced psychologist and expert in conflict-psychology and peace. Has taken several classes in Neuro-Linguistic Programming, positive psychology, counseling, marketing and branding. Has also worked three years in charity fundraising, direct marketing, and face-to-face donor recruitment - yep, one of those smiling annoying people in the street or randomly knock on your door. Currently I work with positive communication, peace education, non violence, and I am a free-hugger. Some people call me a social animal. Hope to see you at the class and share a hug.

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l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (1er floor / étage)
Avenue Blanc 7, 1er floor / étage (call 078 809 17 58)
1202 Geneve

This will be a crash course in Crossfit. Crossfit is a highly efficient program that trains both your strength and your stamina in a short period of time. We will go through basic exercises such as push-ups, v-ups, pull-ups, squats and sit-ups. These exercises might seem too simple but most people do them wrong. Join my class to learn how to do the perfect push-up. Program - Running 15 min - WOD (Work Out of the Day) 15 - 30 min - Swedish Work-out surprise ;) - Stretching We will be outdoors in the park which is situated very near to where we will meet up. If it rains or is too cold the class will be cancelled. You will be contacted if that is the case. See you there! / Marcus

Bring one of the following:
A bottle of good prosecco
A bottle of orange juice
Fruit: you choose!
Help in finding a job as a teacher in Geneva
Viande séchée :D

About the teacher, Marcus

Hi everyone! My name is Marcus (27 years old) and I have recently moved to Geneva from my home country Sweden and now I am looking for a job as a secondary/upper-secondary-teacher in English and Italian. When I am not applying for jobs (boring!) I enjoy working out, reading, meeting new people and shopping at Aligro. If you sign up for my great class I would just love if you could help me out in findning a job. If you do not speak English, no worries! I speak some French. Hope to see you in my class! ciao / Marcus

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Université de Genève / Uni Mail - Room M4220
Boulevard du Pont-d'Arve 40, 4th floor (right side from tram stop entrance) (Call 078 721 94 19)
Genève

Free hugging is a global movement started in 2004 to promote positivity and a natural human act in public spaces as well as sharing a random act of kindness. This session is an interactive activity-based course, sharing of experiences and skills, and a presentation of the positive effects of hugging. It's a simple idea to put into practice anywhere but with two experienced practitioners you can gain skills and techniques to become a master hugger! Come with us on a journey to shared happiness; at the very least you will leave with a smile.

Bring one of the following:
Homemade or local produce (bio fruit & veg) :D
Service-exchange: Massage vouchers
Service-exchange: Portugese classes
Service-exchange: Proofreading help
SURPRISE!

About the teacher, Nicola + Veronica

Nicola has been hugging worldwide since 2007, spreading the world from London to Auckland and back - including a 16 hour all-night free hugging session - and is a co-creator of Trade School Geneva. /////// Veronica believes that everybody would be better off if they would hug each other more. She has been a serial free hugger since 2005, including waiting for marathon runners at the finish line, and hugging people from all around the world in London, Paris, Rome, New York, Yerevan and San Francisco.

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Street Dance Fusion (Beginner's)

3:30a.m. to 5:00a.m.
Espace de quartier des Eaux-Vives
46, rue de Montchoisy, 1er floor / étage (call: 078 636 38 76)
1207 Genève

This class will combine the styles of street dance, hip hop and jazz dance for a fun routine that will get you moving, sweating and bouncing off the walls. Dress as if you were going to the gym and make sure your knees are covered, as we will be doing some floor work.

Bring one of the following:
A song that we could try the routine on
Coconut water
Dark chocolate (more than 75%)
Fruity herbal or green tea
Oranges

About the teacher, Ronalee

I am a passionate dancer and my teaching style is based on fun, movement and I encourage personal styles.

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Danse Libre, technique Malkovsky

2:15a.m. to 3:45a.m.
Université de Genève / Uni Mail - Room M4220
Boulevard du Pont-d'Arve 40, 4th floor (right side from tram stop entrance) (Call 078 721 94 19)
Genève

"François Malkovsky, en observant la nature, les travailleurs des champs, les athlètes, a élaboré une technique de danse basée sur la logique du mouvement naturel." Trouver la fluidité dans le mouvement, chercher la symbiose geste-musique, devenir DANSE

Bring one of the following:
un cahier
un gâteau
une musique
une plante
une surprise

About the teacher, Nicole Häring

Nicole Häring, danseuse, découvre la Danse Libre en 1985. Elle est touchée par la profondeur de cette danse. Passionnée du mouvement humain, naturel et de ses liens multiples avec l'être dans sa globalité, elle approfondit ces connaissances par une formation Feldenkrais. Elle anime des ateliers de danse destinés aux enfants et aux adultes à Genève et en France. A créé la Cie Kôré avec Laura Garby et donne des spectacles

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Université de Genève / Uni Mail - Room M4220
Boulevard du Pont-d'Arve 40, 4th floor (right side from tram stop entrance) (Call 078 721 94 19)
Genève

Would you like to live a greener lifestyle but are not sure where to start? Are you confused about which items can be recycled in Geneva? Do you need help deciphering all the different fair trade and organic labels in the supermarket? In this course we will discuss a number of small, painless changes you can make in your daily life. By adopting these simple habits and conscious choices you will be taking a huge step towards living sustainably on this earth. Note: The content of this course will be roughly the same as the one held on 20 August 2014.

Bring one of the following:
A bottle of locally produced wine
An email describing at least two changes you have made in your life as a result of this class (to be sent a few days after the class)
An hour or so of conversation in Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, French, Mandarin or Russian
Organic (very) dark chocolate (85% or darker)
Organic fruit or vegetables

About the teacher, Wendy Werneth

I am originally from the United States but have lived and worked in many different countries. Currently I work as a translator in an international organization, and I recently obtained a master's degree in human rights. I am passionate about environmental and social justice and creating a better world one step at a time. I am offering this class because I want to help others be the change they want to see in the world. I also love travelling, reading and learning languages, and some of my more recent interests include yoga, meditation and vegan cooking.

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Halifax, Nova Scotia

Giant Puppet Making

11:00p.m. to 3:00a.m.
Brian's backyard
2731 Nothwood Terrace
Halifax

People will be a part of the creation of a giant puppet, and will be taught the basic skills and tools required for putting together such things. Open to all ages, kids encouraged. I am working on a giant elephant puppet, and will use this to teach/demo/workparty with. People should bring clothes they can paint in. no materials necessary.

Bring one of the following:
gluten free snacks
kombucha
old useless tentpoles(only fibreglass ones)

About the teacher, Brian Riley

I have worked and learned about making large scale puppets at Bread & Puppet theatre in vermont. I work with youth in Spryfield as the Artist-i-Residence at their highschool, and support a community driven circus group called 'Circus of The Normal'.

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Vegan Cooking on a Budget

1:30a.m. to 3:00a.m.
Wild Leek
2156 Windsor Street
Halifax

We will cook a cheap, healthy, delicious and vegan meal together. Please bring something to add to the class, like a veggie, legume,spice, herb...so that we can eat after! I'm pretty good with creating a meal out of anything.

Bring one of the following:
Hand drumming lessons
Whatever you like

About the teacher, Kirsten Taggart

Owner and Chef of Wild Leek Food & Juice Bar. Passionate about veganism and simple living, started from the ground up!

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Ball and Club Juggling for all levels

10:00p.m. to 12:00a.m.
Commons
Cornwallis/North Park
Halifax

Come hang out and learn to juggle! Learn some new flashy tricks! Meet others interested in the wonderful art of juggling! And obviously have lots of fun! Clubs and balls will be provided! Take home a set of 3 juggling balls! If the weather doesn't allow us to meet in the Commons come to the Mystic Harp Yoga Studio, just around the corner. It is on 5663 Cornwallis St, Suite 303.

Bring one of the following:
Dark Chocolate
Surprise Me
Tall Beer
Your Beautiful Self

About the teacher, Danger Mike

Mike is a true entertainer, and loves to leave a crowd grinning. Don’t take him lightly though, Mike can often be seen juggling clubs, torches, hatchets and blowtorches. He combines this with his balancing acts, a busking honed sense of humor to create The Mike Danger Show. He trains and performs closely with Halifax Circus! Mike also performs and travels with the maritime-based fire trope Industribe.

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Dalhousie
University Avenue
Halifax

Do you like renewable energy? Do you like working with your hands? Do you like sharing skills, talking about energy, hugs, crafts, screen-printing or film making? Well then I think we may have a bit of fun together at Trade School! We're putting on a Solar Panel Workshop where we hope to complete one of our home-made, self-designed Photovoltaic solar panels! WHAT: We'll all be hanging out, building and facilitating anyone who would like to learn these skills! One may expect: - Soldering, resin casting, electrical connections and more! - Crafts, painting and patches. - Technical description of how solar energy works - Smiles, hugs and energy puns. The participants do not need any materials. We will bring 90% of what we would need to construct the panels. People just need to show with comfortable clothing! The room is No. 302 in the SUB, the student union building on 6136 University Av.

Bring one of the following:
A smile
A snack
A surprise
graphic design/website skills

About the teacher, If You Build It

If You Build It is an interdisciplinary collective and non-profit organization of friends working to make meaningful change through positive action in the community. Our inspiration comes from the desire to create awareness for sustainable alternative forms of energy. Much of our activity has been focused on engaging with the environmental and sustainability community thriving within Nova Scotia. Over the past two years If You Build It has engaged in two major projects. The first was to build a wind turbine for a family living in Tatamagouche, a village in Colchester County, Nova Scotia. The second has been focussed on building solar panels. We aren’t experts and we don’t aspire to be paid for any work we do. Our profit comes from learning, sharing and engaging with the environmental community in Nova Scotia. More info at www.ifyoubuildit.ca

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Song Writing

8:00p.m. to 9:30p.m.
South House
6286 South Street
Halifax

Local singer-songwriter Ana Vido welcomes a creative space for people interested in songwriting to learn some of the basics, get down to the core of what makes music and words flow together. Ever felt like you could relate to a song so much that it defined a part of your life? Ever listened to the genius of your favourite artist and wish you could express in the same way? Well you can. The goal of this workshop is to discover your inner songwriter, fearlessly unleash the intimate vulnerability.

Bring one of the following:
anything
pottery/painting skills
skills for everyday loving and living
yoga

About the teacher, Ana Vido

After spending much time in her local Halifax, Ana recently graduated from the Dalhousie Master of Public Administration (MPA) program with a specialization in policy development. Her passion and curiosity lies both with improving the social conditions of life for others as well as trying to find time to balance her creative pursuits as a singer/songwriter.

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Crocheting 2D Fruit

12:00a.m. to 1:30a.m.
Chebucto Coffee
6430 Chebucto Road
Halifax

Crochet is an ancient needlecraft and distant cousin to knitting. It uses a simple repetition of knots, formed by a single crochet hook to create 2D or 3D textiles and objects. once you've got the hang on it, crochet is a stress-free, practical craft that can be learned by anyone. This 2D Fruit workshop will focus on the basics of crochet, moving on to cover the 3 basic stitches, and finishing with how to put it all together into quirky 2D citrus fruits. delight your friends & family with an endless variety of tea towels, pot holders, coasters and other fruit-themed creations. Please bring crochet needles if you have. I will provide a few.

Bring one of the following:
Bread
Massage
Reflexology
Wool
Yoga

About the teacher, Ina

Ina is a master of Crochet.

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One Block Barbershop
2010 Gottingen
Halifax

In this presentation/workshop, we explore the following questions: How does debt and today’s debt-driven capitalism shape or inhibit creativity and the lives and communities of artists, poets, designers, performers and other creative people? How has debt-driven capitalism conscripted or consumed the idea of creativity for its own purposes, spinning dangerous myths of “creative capitalism,” the “creative class,” “creative destruction” and “creative cities”? How can we create new creative forms of solidarity to confront and overcome a system that is constricting our individual and collective futures? How are artists and others confronting and reimagining debt as a radical act of refusal? What might life beyond debt look like and feel like? How can we get there from here?

Bring one of the following:
Beer
Juice
Vegetarian Snacks
Wine

About the teacher, Max Haiven

Max Haiven is a writer, teacher and organizer, and an Assistant Professor in the Division of Art History and Critical Studies at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax, Canada. His research focuses on themes including the financialization of society and culture, social movements and the radical imagination, the politics and economics of culture, critical art practices, and social and cultural theory. He writes articles for both academic and general audiences . He is author of the books Crises of Imagination, Crises of Power: Capitalism, Creativity and the Commons (Zed Books, 2014), The Radical Imagination: Social Movement Research in the Age of Austerity (with Alex Khasnabish, Zed Books, 2014) and Cultures of Financialization: Fictitious Capital in Popular Culture and Everyday Life (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014).

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Indianapolis

Homemade Baby & Kid Food: Purees

12:00a.m. to 1:30a.m.
Indy's Kitchen
Indy's Kitchen at 2442 Central Ave
Indianapolis

Come learn how to make healthy, interesting, and tasty food at home to feed your children. We will discuss three types of purees: first foods, a basic prepared fruit, and an intermediate stretcher. It is my distinct opinion that if you stretch your child's palate when first introducing food, they are vastly more likely to like a wide variety of interesting food as they grow. For the class purposes, we will prepare either avocado or banana puree as an introductory first food. Then, we will prepare a mixed fruit puree. This can be blended into dry cereal or eaten alone. Lastly, we will look at simple vegetable pairings. I found that following a few guidelines enabled me to expose my kids to a wide variety of vegetables that are often presumed unpalatable to small children! Learn fun ways to inspire your children to try new foods and build their palates from the very beginning. Please bring at least three clean pint-sized ball jars so that you can take home some of what we learn to prepare if you wish to.

Bring one of the following:
a unique artisinal, homemade good
anything from Smoking Goose
anything from Traders Point Creamery
Capriole cheese
jars of tomatoes from Local Folks Food
pint or pint-and-a-half wide-mouth ball jars
wooden toys for my kids (son is 4, daughter is 2)

About the teacher, Keri Geiger

Keri is an avid cook and gardener. She is the mother of two hilarious kids (they are 2 and 4), that she loves to cook for and hopes to inspire as the next generation to love food in her family. In the meantime, she enjoys tempting the palates of her friends and family with everything from bowls of simple homemade pasta to elaborate paired dinner parties. In a past life, Keri catered for weddings and parties, and was a private chef from time to time. While her real job these days is managing data and building reporting infrastructures as a Business Intelligence Consultant around town, food is her passion.

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Vegan Cooking Basics

11:00p.m. to 12:30a.m.
Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center
Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center at 727 N. Oriental St
Indianapolis

Are you a new or aspiring vegan who's never really learned your way around the kitchen? Do you have vegan loved ones you're not sure how to feed? Do you sometimes find yourself asking vegans the question, "So...what DO you eat, anyway?" This class is for you! We will cover the basics of vegan cooking and baking, make a few different kinds of delicious vegan treats, and discuss the art of veganizing your favorite recipes.

Bring one of the following:
a book that changed your life (tell me why)
a heirloom recipe
a surprise!
art by you
seeds
your favorite poem

About the teacher, Alena Jones

Alena started cooking when she got bored one afternoon and decided, at age five, to make some popovers while her mum was napping. Her adventures in cooking have gotten progressively bigger and more complicated since then. Feeding people is one of her favorite things, and she especially enjoys the challenge of and experimentation involved in making vegan versions of all kinds of food. Her motto (stolen wholesale from Penzey’s): “Love people. Cook them tasty food.”

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Listening to JAZZ!

6:00a.m. to 7:30a.m.
Chatterbox Jazz Club
Chatterbox Jazz Club at 435 Mass Ave
Indianapolis

Indianapolis is blessed with an amazingly rich and vibrant jazz scene, scores of live venues and some truly talented jazz musicians. Live jazz performances can be a dense and sometimes incomprehensible experience. In this class we will learn how to take the mystery away, leaving only raw enjoyment of America's art music by illuminating the jazz approach to music-making and give you some listening tools that will help make sense of the experience. Then, you can put your ears to work by checking out a live jazz performance afterwards. Bring questions about jazz music and a friendly reminder you must be 21+ to attend. Staying for the jazz performance afterwards is optional and will be from 8-9 PM.

Bring one of the following:
a package of organic whole bean coffee to get the creative juices flowing every morning
a spiral bound notebook of staff paper to write new musical ideas on
an album/CD that inspires you as a musician! (I love hearing new music. What band or album ALWAYS gets you musically inspired?)
dark organic chocolate for those raging chocolate cravings
heirloom seeds for my garden (I try to spend an hour a day tending my garden)
wide mouth canning jars - quart or pint - for canning (I’m known to bring canned salsa & pickles to potlucks all year round!)

About the teacher, Sophie Williams

Sophie Faught is a human being who fervently believes in the power and importance of true CRAFTSMANSHIP. The first craft she devoted herself to was the playing of the saxophone. To that end, she has performed jazz music in New York City and other locations around the country and world (not to mention around town here in Indianapolis!), and is eager to help build appreciation for jazz music wherever she goes. More recently, she has become enamored with the crafts of knitting, crocheting, fine tailoring, and garment design. She makes most of her own clothes and wears a custom creation every day! She believes that nearly every facet of life can be enhanced by CRAFTSMANSHIP... cooking, eating, writing, conversing, BEING. Whatever you do, do it with devotion and love and freely share the beauty you create with your fellow human beings!

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Screenplay Basics: Getting Started

6:00a.m. to 7:30a.m.
Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center
Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center at 727 N. Oriental St
Indianapolis

This class will give you a firm sense of how to get started on that screenplay idea you've been wondering what to do with. We'll start with how a screenplay looks on the page and then examine the elements of structure, tone, character, etc. that comprise a successful screenplay. We'll also look at movie clips as examples and discuss what role the screenwriter played in making them work. Bring an idea you'd like to develop - whether it's an original or an idea based on an adaptation of an existing book (or short story, or song, or poem, etc.).

Bring one of the following:
a 16" x 34" coffee table top
a bottle of tempranillo or zinfandel (red)
handmade soap or bubble bath
homemade or artisan loaf of bread
homemade or artisan preserves

About the teacher, Kellie Dawson

Kellie Dawson is currently working as a scholarly and freelance editor. Her undergraduate degree is in creative writing with a minor in film writing from the University of Southern California. She has worked as a freelance story analyst, evaluating screenplays for such clients as Sundance. She is far from Los Angeles now and still feels fairly new to Indy, so she's looking forward to meeting others interested in writing screenplays and talking about how films work.

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Making Broth with Whole Chickens

6:00a.m. to 7:30a.m.
Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center
Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center at 727 N. Oriental St
Indianapolis

Store bought stocks and broths are often high in sodium and have other additives, but you can produce an even better tasting result at home using real chicken! This class presents you with the most economical way to buy chicken: purchasing a whole bird, making stock out of it, and leaving you with plenty of cooked chicken for easy meals. We will discuss options for buying chickens and the differences, from grocery store to farmers market. This class is for anyone who has basic comfort in the kitchen, no advanced background or skills are required. As long as you are comfortable using the stove top or crockpot, and handling onions, carrots, and celery, you will be making your own stock in no time. We will end the class with a classic but simple soup recipe.

Bring one of the following:
‘Dancing Elephant’ coffee beans from Bee Roasters
a home baked item + a few family or your favorite recipes (don’t have to be baking)
a low maintenance plant or potted herb for indoors
anything from these local businesses: Fermenti Artisan, Tulip Tree Creamery, Best Boy & Co, Simply Divine, Chocolate for the Spirit, Wilks & Wilson, Amelia’s
Artisano’s unflavored olive oil or balsamic vinegar
fresh herbs or local lettuces
mixing bowls you no longer want or need
packaged natural dog treats with no sodium (e.g. chicken jerky, bully sticks, dog bakery items)
Trader's Point yogurt or cheese

About the teacher, Rob Gaston

Rob is the executive director of Dig IN, serves on the board of Slow Food Indy, and maintains entrepreneurial pursuits. Rob participated in culinary training at Ivy Tech Community College, and with his background in hospitality management, became the coordinator or purchasing and lab operations. He believes that food is a connector and community builder, and that as we learn to cook and eat together again we will benefit as a society. Through his work and volunteer efforts, Rob advocates for the use and availability of local foods.

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Trade School Indianapolis
95 Barter Ave
Indianapolis

Trade School is an all-volunteer effort and will be closing unless we receive your support. After two years of all-volunteer work, we've grown to the point where we have real monetary costs and need extra hands to continue running our school. Trade School is currently organized by co-founder Brittany West with the help of Jenn Baumgartner and Ben Turney. You will never have to pay money to attend Trade School classes...but we do require support to be able to successfully organize our school. We are looking for 250 founding members by November 16th! This is a yearly fee & exchange that will support Trade School operations and keep our all-volunteer school open. Please note that this is simply a pledge and you are not paying anything at this time. Please visit our Memberships page above for more information.

Bring one of the following:
35 volunteer hours in exchange for a Teaching Fellowship for 2015
40 volunteer hours in exchange for a Student Membership for 2015
a $20 Teacher Fellowship for 2015
a $25 Student Membership for 2015
a $40 Student Membership for 2015 (includes t-shirt)
other: I would like to donate to your cause but wouldn't benefit from a membership

About the teacher, Trade School Indianapolis

Trade School Indianapolis is part of an international collective of alternative, self-organized schools that run on barter. The Indianapolis branch launched September of 2012 and in 2014, became a coordinator for Trade School Everywhere, helping new Trade Schools open all over the world! Our mission is to provide non-traditional education focused on mutual aid and respect that makes ideas, skills and resources available to the creative community. We are actively working to create safe spaces for people and ideas, and our organization is always learning and evolving.

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Manila

What is a Hero?

5:00a.m. to 7:00a.m.
Trade School Manila HQ (Meego Travel, Medical Plaza Ortigas)
Meego Travel, Unit 2504 Medical Plaza Ortigas, San Miguel Ave., Ortigas Center,
Pasig City

A glimpse into the archetypes and psyches of heroes, from the historical figures to the characters seen in books and movies. More importantly, the class tackles various schools of thought on what a hero is and how it is to be one under the modern setting, culminating with a brief workshop of the participants' sharing how it is to be a hero every day. What is a hero? Find out and join this class now! See you, fellow heroes!

Bring one of the following:
A legible mission statement written in the middle of a used piece of paper on how you can be a hero every day
A priceless gift for someone you don't know
A story of a hero (includes a picture with a caption sharing your experience with that person/group/moment), preferably something you haven't shared yet in social media
An instagram-sized poster made by you (not yet posted) regarding a quote related to heroism/from a hero
one (1) free hour of consultation under the field of marketing/advertising
Or a friendly chat over coffee (purely for learning purposes) :)
Volunteer some of your altruistic design/writing/photography time to a hero-based organization

About the teacher, Tim Humangit

- Founder and Executive Director of Hero Of D Day, a media organization that collects stories of heroism and publishes them online. - Freelance consultant for SME's and multinational companies for sales distribution & logistics projects - Part-time instructor from the UP Virata School of Business (Operations Management/Distribution & Logistics Management courses) - Currently/Previously a member of organizations such as Toastmasters Int'l., Rotary Int'l., etc. - Had a dog named Koji who was taught how to dance by Yui, a cat - Favorite comic book character is Captain America

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Introduction to Papercutting

1:00a.m. to 3:00a.m.
Commune (Salcedo Village, Makati)
Liberty Plaza, 102 H.V. Dela Costa Street, Salcedo Village
Makati City

If you've always wanted to try papercutting but were intimidated or don't know where to start, this one's for you. If you've just started papercutting and want to learn a few tips to refine your skills, this class is for you too! :) Templates and worksheets will be provided. Please bring the following to class: - Cutting Mat - Cutter or craft knife - Your enthusiasm :)

Bring one of the following:
/bench GCs
Ayala Malls eGC
Fully Booked GCs
Landmark GCs
National Bookstore GCs
Rustans GCs
SM Department Store GCs (gift certificates)
SM Gift Cards

About the teacher, Liee Lozano

I have a day job as an editor, but I also do some design work on the side. I papercut to keep my sanity and because it's fun :)

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The Midnight Owl (UP Village)
Mapagkawanggawa St. corner Mabait St.
Quezon City

This class aims to help out the students on creating a creative yet comprehensive resume that can help them out on landing their dream job. :) Will teach them the basics on layouting, as well as the items to put and highlight on their resumes. Tips on dressing up and preparing for interviews will also be discussed. :)

Bring one of the following:
Any kind of fiction book that you can recommend to me!
Any milktea/coffee shop GC
Dance class GC! Preferably in Pasig/Mandaluyong area :)
National Bookstore/Fully Booked/Powerbooks Gift Cert
Order a shirt from The Dream Shirt! (Fb.com/thedreamshirt)
Sweet white wine :)

About the teacher, Janelle Almosara

Janelle is a recruiter by day, a writer at night, and a volunteer during the weekend. A lover of life, dance, arts, and food, Janelle shares her experiences by writing about it on her blog, or writing about it on the sites that she contributes to. :)

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Norwich

St Laurence's Church
St Benedict's Street
Norwich

A beginners class to learn how to make percussive sounds in a rhythmic manner with only our voices. We'll look at: how to warm up, the different percussive vocal sounds to use, how to make a rhythmic beat and ways to play with our voices. Any ability level can take part - no skills necessary - if you can talk you'll be able to do it.

Bring one of the following:
A decent salt and pepper grinder with metal grinders
A double duvet
A full body mirror
A house lamp
A melodica
A single duvet
Plain white plates, bowls, or mugs
Some nice house plants
Someone to remove the waste from our garden

About the teacher, bebox

Hi there, I'm Be. My stage name is bebox. I am a beatboxer, loop station artist and singer. I've been beatboxing and looping beats for 4 years and singing since I was a child. I enjoy having fun and using my voice expressively. I hope to inspire and encourage others to build their self esteem by playing with their voices.

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Get Writing

8:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.
St Laurence's Church
St Benedict's Street
Norwich

A fun session of creative writing exercises to get the creative juices flowing. Bring a pen and paper and a willingness to have fun and share your work.

Bring one of the following:
Cake (homemade)
Extra Virgin Olive oil
Organic produce (not meat or fish)
Poetry books
Smoked garlic
Some new bamboo socks (women's size 7)

About the teacher, Julia Webb

I believe that everyone has a writer inside them and that creative writing should be fun. I have a degree in Creative Writing form Norwich University of the arts and an MA (creative writing/poetry) from UEA. I have taught for various organisations including 4women, Writers Centre Norwich, Homegroup and Leeway. I currently run a writing workshop at the Greenhouse and teach introduction to poetry at Wensum Lodge.

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Grow Our Own Salad

8:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.
St Laurence's Church
St Benedict's Street
Norwich

To discuss and learn how to get a steady supply of salads by growing our own throughout the year (including the winter months). All materials such as pots, compost and seeds will be supplied but please bring your own pair of gardening gloves if you have them.

Bring one of the following:
A surprise
General help in our community garden
Leftover seeds - vegetables and flowers
Printing paper
Unwanted, old, gardening tools in good condition

About the teacher, Mahesh Pant

I have been running a community gardening scheme called Grow-Our-Own (GO2) in Norwich for the past 10 years. We recently opened our second GO2 scheme - Marlpit Community Garden in Marlpit Lane, Norwich. I'm passionate about growing food organically and promoting a sustainable living.

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Learn to Knit

9:00p.m. to 10:00p.m.
St Laurence's Church
St Benedict's Street
Norwich

Learn how to make a scarf, cast on, knit, maybe purl too, and cast off. So simple, anyone can do it. Bring :- Knitting needles size 8mm (but any size will do if you can't find a pair) 1 or 2 100g balls of wool (your preferred colour) The more like Dr Who's scarf you want, the more wool will be needed obviously. The wool can be chunky or double knit (DK) it depends on how thick you want your scarf.

Bring one of the following:
A surprise
Anything rainbow coloured
Bunch of flowers
Chocolates
Vegtable plants

About the teacher, Kessa

I was first taught to knit by my mother when I was young. Have sold many knitted accessories and made many jumpers of my own designs over the years.

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Yoga & Relaxation

10:00p.m. to 11:00p.m.
St Laurence's Church
St Benedict's Street
Norwich

A balanced class to include physical postures, breath work and relaxation. Suitable for all levels of ability, just come along and relax. You will need to bring a yoga mat (a camping mat will do just as well!)

Bring one of the following:
A Surprise
Fruit
Inspirational reads/ films
Old Healthy eating cookbooks
Vegetables

About the teacher, julia ebbens

I am a part time yoga teacher/ student of nutritional therapy and have been teaching in a range of locations for over a year. My background is in Law but I soon got fed up with it and am very glad to be embarking on a healthier journey!

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The Book Hive
53 London Street
Norwich

A two hour introduction into the basic skills of storytelling. The session includes work on developing voice, movement and gesture as well as thinking about how to both adapt and learn stories to tell.

Bring one of the following:
A surprise!
Ball point pens
Birdfood
Biscuits (Home made are good!)
Old wood for kindling
Plants for the garden

About the teacher, David Tonge

I am a professional storyteller who specialises in historical costumed telling and I work at museums, heritage sites, festivals, fairs and schools all over the UK.

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Making Mandalas

8:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.
St Laurence's Church
St Benedict's Street
Norwich

No expertise in drawing or colouring needed just come and sit with others as we colour patterns in Mandalas or make our own circular patterns. Mandala means "circle" which means wholeness. Making or colouring them is a mindful activity that can be soothing, calming and inspiring creatively. The psychologist Carl Jung made one everyday to monitor his personal growth.

Bring one of the following:
A short story book
A surprise
Cake
Fruit
Poetry

About the teacher, Natasha Day

Natasha Day is an artist among other things, and mainly uses acrylic paints in abstracted landscapes. She has worked with art and Mandalas as part of Art and Wellbeing themes and believes fully in the therapeutic benefits of art making in general

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The Fine Art of Napkin Folding

9:00p.m. to 10:00p.m.
St Laurence's Church
St Benedict's Street
Norwich

Have you ever turned up at a meal to find some beautifully-folded napkins on the table in the shape of a boat, a bishop's mitre or a rose? If you have then keep up with your friends by coming along to this class and learn some great napkin folds. If you haven't then be the envy of your friends by being the first to display your new-found napkin folding skills.

Bring one of the following:
Clothes for an 11 year old boy (charity shop stuff okay)
Empty jam jars with lids
Folk or Classical CDs
Homemade biscuits or cakes
Kilner jars or bottles
Loose tea
Your favourite vegetarian/vegan recipe

About the teacher, Colin Hynson

I'm a freelance educational and children's writer, researcher and consultant. I love teaching (and learning) quirky but useful things.

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Making Your First Sourdough Bread

10:00p.m. to 11:00p.m.
St Laurence's Church
St Benedict's Street
Norwich

This class is aimed at newcomers to sourdough bread making. It will give simple step-by-step instructions on developing and caring for a sourdough starter. Students will learn to bake a delicious basic loaf and be given ideas for enhancing that loaf by changing the flour mix and adding additional ingredients. I will have samples available to try.

Bring one of the following:
Bread proving baskets
Cookbook
Large bread mixing bowl (non-metallic)
Organic bread flour
Surprise me

About the teacher, Mark Bond-Webster

I am a former teacher of history, now working for a charity providing housing for the homeless in Norwich. I am a passionate reader. I am also a passionate amateur cook, with a particular fondness for baking. I can also be found at many of the wine tastings held in the local area!

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St Laurence's Church
St Benedict's Street
Norwich

Find out how to play some of the now-forgotten parlour games that were popular for Christmas get-togethers over one hundred years ago. It's time to rediscover these traditional family games and introduce some more fun into your Christmas celebrations.

Bring one of the following:
Assorted nuts
Ceramic garden pots
Christmas decorations
Christmas wrapping paper
Fruit
Handmade Paper
Holly
Loaf tin for baking

About the teacher, Colin Hynson

I'm a freelance educational and children's writer, researcher and consultant. I love teaching (and learning) quirky but useful things.

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Paris

Les jardins du Ruisseau - table
jardin partagé au 110 rue du Ruisseau
Paris

Le dimanche 28 septembre à partir de 15h, dans les Jardins du Ruisseau : Customisation d'un chapeau de paille, avec divers tissus fournis, qui sera porté par un futur défilant lors de la fête des vendanges de Montmartre du samedi 11 octobre. Apportez une grande paire de ciseaux, aiguille et dé à coudre

Bring one of the following:
boissons
friandise
gâteaux maison
patience et bonne humeur
tartes maison

About the teacher, Martine Robic

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Danse fusion Nia bien-être

2:30a.m. to 4:00a.m.
Le Moulin à Café - salle 2
8 rue Sainte Léonie, 75014
Paris

Fusion des arts martiaux, arts de la danse, yoga et feldenkreis. Danser, bouger dans le plaisir sans performance dans le respect du corps et de l'esprit, dans la joie, le lâcher prise. Dynamique et relaxant Chorégraphies simples, fluides, ludiques Musiques énergisantes et relaxantes

Bring one of the following:
des barres de céréales bio
un bougie durance fleur de coton
un hug de plus de 20 secondes
un merci
un panier de fruit
une huile de massage weleda à l'arnica

About the teacher, Papillon Laurence

Laurence Papillon auteur, danseuse effeuilleuse, intervenante en danse bien être Nia Passionnée, dynamique, professionnelle J'aime profondément mes activités et je suis enjouée de transmettre mes passions, dans la joie et le partage

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West Norwood

How to fix a bike tyre

6:30p.m. to 7:00p.m.
The Old Library
14-16 Knights Hill
London SE27 0HY

I am prepared to demonstrate how to remove a tyre and repair a puncture plus other general maintenance needs. I appreciate that modern cycles are more refined than those I rode, but the basics remain the same.

Bring one of the following:
Bring a bike we can practise on
Bring a friend
Bring a surprise for the teacher
Bring an item to donate to the Library of Things
Bring your enthusiasm

About the teacher, Denis Frost

Although I am turned 70 yrs of age I am fully mobile, active etc. I am no longer a cyclist, but from the age of 5 when I was given my first '2 wheeler' with solid rubber tyres I loved the freedom which cycling offers. I was fortunate enough to be able to afford a motor cycle at age 20, so for me 'pedal pushing' lost a lot of it's attraction, but in the early years I learned to maintain my cycles with knowledge from elder brothers.

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Social media for business

7:00p.m. to 7:30p.m.
Frangipani Cafe
96 Knights Hill
London SE27 0JL

Social media training will allow you to make the most of key networks to build a community of support, reach customers and make sales. Understand the underlying principles of social media to engage with your clients and formulate an action plan that combines the key social media networks and tools.

Bring one of the following:
Bring a friend with you
Bring a surprise for the teacher
Bring your enthusiasm
Invite someone else to the class on social media
Offer to teach something yourself

About the teacher, Tania Jackson

I am an expert in helping companies identify and build their personal brand online; incorporating the social media branding aspects of online marketing. I live locally in West Norwood.

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Spanish

7:30p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Frangipani Cafe
96 Knights Hill
London SE27 0JL

Basic Spanish - enjoy a cup of a tea and a chat and learn a new language in a social way!

Bring one of the following:
Bring a friend
Bring a surprise for the teacher
Bring your enthusiasm
Help spread the word about the class and invite more people along
Take part in something else at Open to the Public Festival

About the teacher, Beatrice Anderson

Hello, My LinkedIn page says it all really: Freelance Language and cultural events, Stylist and sometime Bespoke designer (+ also full time mum of a teenager, that is not on there because parenthood and job search = not always compatible ! ) I am a born enthusiast of all that is Design and Craft + Linguistic. Look forward to meeting with you.

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How to Knit

8:30p.m. to 9:00p.m.
L'Arche Craft Workshop
9-13 Norwood High Street
London SE27 9JU

Casting on and off, and basic stitches. Bring any projects you are working on if you have them. We have plenty of wool for everyone!

Bring one of the following:
Bring a friend
Bring a surprise for the teacher
Bring your enthusiasm
Come to something else at Open to the Public - festival of project ideas
Offer to share a skill of your own

About the teacher, Beatrice Anderson

Hello, My LinkedIn page says it all really: Freelance Language and cultural events, Stylist and sometime Bespoke designer (+ also full time mum of a teenager, that is not on there because parenthood and job search = not always compatible ! ) I am a born enthusiast of all that is Design and Craft + Linguistic. Look forward to meeting with you.

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Photography Basics

9:00p.m. to 9:30p.m.
Frangipani Cafe
96 Knights Hill
London SE27 0JL

This will be a non-very technical class. Covering basic aspects of manual photography, light, focus and composition. If you have a camera - please bring it with you.

Bring one of the following:
Bring a friend
Bring a surprise for the teacher
Bring your camera to practise with
Bring your enthusiasm
Help make West Norwood jam at another time on the day

About the teacher, Luciana Cacciatore

I am a professional journalist and photographer based in West Norwood. I also worked in the media and broadcasting industries in my hometown Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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L'Arche Craft Workshop
9-13 Norwood High Street
London SE27 9JU

I'll be teaching two basics techniques that can be used in many other different projects, namely the Simple Loop ( or Unwrapped Loop ) and the Wire Wrapped Loop. I will be providing beads and other findings and some of these come from the Geranium Shop for the Blind. Everyone gets to take home what they make!

Bring one of the following:
Bring a friend
Bring a surprise for the teacher
Bring some old jewellery or beads
Bring your enthusiasm
Offer to share a skill of your own

About the teacher, Stefania Ghiandoni

I'm a middle aged Italian lady living in West Norwood, working as a cleaner AND a massage therapist ( I know, odd combination ), who loves to keep her hands busy with all sorts of crafts and activities, with a slight tendency to hoarding ( who knows, it might come in handy...I could turn it into...with a coat of paint...this sort of style ), annoyingly curious about almost ANYTHING and always excited when it comes to learning something new.

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Frangipani Cafe
96 Knights Hill
London SE27 0JL

Basic conversational French to help you survive your next holidays!

Bring one of the following:
Bring a friend
Bring a surprise for the teacher
Bring your enthusiasm
Come to something else at Open to the Public - festival of project ideas
Offer to share a skill of your own

About the teacher, Guillaume Barad

I am from the south west of France and have been living in London for almost 6 years working in furniture. Not a teacher but I do love languages (French, English, Spanish, Italian) and will be happy to share a few tips and key words, and answer your questions about some French habits :)

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Westminster

Impact Hub Westminster
1st Floor New Zealand House, 80 Haymarket
London SW1Y 4TE

In spite of the incredible variety of vegetarian cuisine, the vegetarian options you'll find on menus are often bland afterthoughts. This class will introduce you to some exciting veggie dishes from around the world, with an emphasis on easy to prepare balanced meals. We'll make (and eat!) some dishes together and you'll leave with some easy recipes to try at home.

Bring one of the following:
An interesting book
Dark chocolate
Fresh produce
Some of your favourite vegetarian recipes to share
Vegetarian protein source (e.g. Quorn, tofu, TVP, quinoa, seeds)

About the teacher, Genevieve Laurier

Genevieve is the Operations Officer for the Social Innovation Partnership- a dynamic social advisory business based in the Hub Westminster. She gets excited about travelling, gender studies, reading, and exciting vegetarian food- she cooks every day as a means of fulfilling her love of eating.

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Coding a Website in Javascript

1:30a.m. to 2:30a.m.
Impact Hub Westminster
1st Floor New Zealand House, 80 Haymarket
London SW1Y 4TE

A practical session introducing web development in HTML and JavaScript. Bring your computer and make sure you have a text editor (e.g.: http://www.sublimetext.com or https://atom.io) installed.

Bring one of the following:
A woolly hat for a one year old.
Breadsticks with sesame seeds.
Dried apricots.
Paddington books.
Toys for a one year old.

About the teacher, James Arthur

Geek generalist. Developer at OpenDesk.

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