October 31, 2011

New Class! Beyond Bed Bath and Beyond (11/3)

Course Title: Beyond Bed Bath and Beyond
When: Thursdays 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 6:30-8pm
Where: Atlantic Mills (118 Manton Avenue), Room 413

with Kristen Aber and Priscilla Carrion
Contact: priscilla.carrion@gmail.com

From the facilitators: This course will introduce simple cleaning techniques to create a healthier home, with out spending a lot of money on big brand “germ killing” products. We will go over chemical cleaners and the harmful effects they can have, and non-toxic cleaning solutions and the benefits of switching to homemade supplies. We will provide recipes of basic cleaning products and demo a few in class. Participants are welcome to come and gain knowledge to make their own household cleaners beyond the class. We also encourage people to come with a few basic supplies if they can, to make cleaners in class. Email Priscilla for details on what those supplies would be.

October 15, 2011

Intro Guitar Class starting 10/25

We're happy to announce that Paul P. will be leading an Intro to Guitar class starting 10/25!  The class is designed to help students with little or no guitar experience learn the basics of how to make music with guitars.  More info below:

Intro to Guitar, led by Paul P.

Schedule: Tuesdays from 6 to 7, starting 10/25 and going til mid/late December.

Location: Room 413 in Atlantic Mills (118 Manton Avenue).  Enter the mill through the door in the left tower, go into the 4th floor, and make a left where the main hallways intersect.     

Teacher Contact: Email pauldparadis@gmail.com with questions

From the teacher: Guitar lessons for beginners. If you've never played but wanted to, this class will get you up and running. Topics covered will include the names of the parts of a guitar, tuning, using the pick, 1st position and open chords.  

Materials needed: Paul can't provide spare instruments, so participants in the class will have to provide their own guitars and picks.   Students might also want a folder for handouts. 

October 6, 2011

Portuguese Class starting 10/13

We're happy to announce that a "Portuguese for Rhode Island Class" is starting next week!  Taught by Ben L,  this class will introduce students to the Portuguese language and Portuguese/Kriolu speaking communities of Providence.  More info below!

Portuguese for Rhode Island, taught by Ben L

Schedule & Location: Thursdays 7-9 at Jobs with Justice (280 Broadway, 2nd floor on the right)
First class 10/13, going until mid-December

Teacher Contact: leggab@gmail.com

From the Teacher:
This course will be an introduction to Portuguese. Portuguese is one of the most important languages used in the Providence area, and this class will offer people the chance to learn basic Portuguese and also expose them to the various Portuguese (and Kriolu) speaking communities of the area. Basic language skills will be covered, with further course material developed in accordance to students' needs and interests. In addition, a focus will be given to the Azorean, Brazilian and Cape Verdean communities in the area as well as a general introduction to those cultures (history, music, food, cuisine). Students will not need materials, but I will be willing to recommend books for purchase. This class will focus on basic language skills and culture, but students with more specific language needs are encouraged to let me know so that I can try to help them. I speak and teach Brazilian Portuguese, but will be willing to teach students Azorean variants as well as these are more useful in the Portuguese-speaking community in the region. I do not speak Kriolu BUT am willing to do some very introductory discussions of it as a language and help people to get into the right direction if that is their primary interest.