Grant Writing, French Caribbean Brunch, City Government 101

Grant Writing

2 Tuesdays, 6-8 pm, Mar 21-28, $20

Discussion will include considerations for fundable projects, research and assessment of funding opportunities, standard requirements for most applicants, best practices for budget, budget justification development, proposal development, funder considerations, key submittal strategies and reporting and administration requirements..

Taught by Kristen Galbraith

Kristen has over fifteen years of project development and management experience with special emphasis in grant application processes and administration, working with non-profit organizations, counties, cities and Native American tribes in Montana and other states. Over the past six years, she has written successful grant applications for a variety of clients, totaling over $24 million that has funded multiple projects and programs.

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French Caribbean Brunch

1 Wednesday, 6-8 pm, Mar 22, $30

Come for a relaxing night of fun with Sarah Faye from Faye's Cafe. Sarah will cook for you and share ideas and recipes. Coconut Shrimp Hollandaise, Blackened Salmon, Asparagus wrapped in Prosciutto with Saffron Orange Crust, Savory Scones with Mango Marmalade and a Key Lime Yumtwist!

Taught by Sarah Knecht

Praise for Sarah: Sarah was phenomenal. It was so refreshing to take a course like this from someone of her expertise and feel so comfortable and relaxed! She is easy to follow, fun to listen to, and truly enjoyable. We marveled at her ability to do so much delicious food in such a short period of time, it’s empowering to know it CAN be done!

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Baking with Sourdough

1 Saturday, 10 am - 1:30 pm, Mar 25, $30

Learn to make one of the "healthiest" breads. There are many health benefits to sourdough. We will make it, bake it, and you will take it home to enjoy with family and friends. We will transform the dough into loaves, dinner rolls and cinnamon rolls. NO prior bread-baking experience needed. Bring something to munch on while we're waiting for the bread to rise.

Taught by Lin Martin

Lin Martin has enjoyed making bread for decades, and wants to pass this tradition onto the next generation. After a year of being on a gluten free diet, she slowly reintroduced wheat back into her diet. This is when she discovered that sourdough was easy to digest. Once again her kitchen is filled with the smell of fresh baked bread.

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City Government 101

4 Thursdays, 6-8 pm, Mar 23 - Apr 13, $40

Most of us, at times, wonder what goes on with our local government. We read the newspaper, we listen to our friends comments or complaints, and we fulfill our civic duty by voting for people whom we believe will do the best job as elected officials. But that is usually the extent of our involvement in our own local government. This course will provide a little more depth and understanding to the government closest to you.

Taught by James Bennett

James is the current city commission chair and has been serving on the commission for 8 years.

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Cancer Conquerors:

Effective, Inexpensive Inspiring

4 Tuesdays, 7-9 pm, Apr 4-25, $40

This class will be taught by Brian Sparks, cancer prevention and remission educator. It focuses on affordable and effective home strategies using naturopathic approaches to give your body what it needs to prevent and cleanse itself from cancer. The major problems of current medical procedures, how cancer gets started and multiple ways it can be quickly, effectively, and inexpensively overcome will be primary topics. Protecting yourself from toxic influences surrounding us in our homes and foods will be briefly touched on to increase prevention.

Taught by Brian Sparks

Brian Sparks has spent over 5,000 hours reading 36 books on natural cancer protocols, read hundreds of PubMed abstracts and summaries as well as researched best practices from government licensed clinics from around the world. He recently attended the 3 day, live, 40 speaker, Truth About Cancer Ultimate Live Symposium.

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Publish Your First Book

4 Thursdays, 6-8 pm, April 6-27, $40

Are you a first-time author, or would you like to be? This will be a valuable overview of the many skills and industries involved. These include: Manuscript writing in Word, successful fiction and non-fiction word-crafting, editing, proofreading, typesetting, book layout, cover design, and illustrations. Preparing blurbs, endorsements and marketing materials. Procuring the ISBN, bar code and copyrighting. Getting printer quotes. Working with Amazon, Kindle, Nook and iBook to publish as an e-book. We'll explore your options for Print On Demand, Google eBookstore, and short-run printing. And finally, we'll explore your sales and marketing options for self-promotion (getting online and in-print interviews and reviews, etc.).

Taught by Denis Ouellette

Denis Ouellette is currently the creator of a health magazine, "Natural Life News & Directory" and the author and self-publisher of his own book entitled "Heal Yourself." He has functioned as a publishing consultant, editor and graphic artist for 17 years and has taken many first-time authors all the way through from their raw manuscripts to a finished and printed book (and e-books).

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Microsoft Word: Beginner to Intermediate

4 Thursdays, 6-8 pm, May 4-25, $40

Memos, resumes, brochures, form letters... Flyers, posters, post cards, newsletters... Microsoft Word and similar word-processing programs are how the business and professional worlds communicate. In this class, we will use Word to create neatly formatted and richly illustrated documents. This class will cover all the beginning-to-intermediate skills you will need both at work and at home. Concepts taught will easily apply to other word-processing programs as well, such as Open Office, WordPerfect, etc. The class is hands-on, using one of Park High’s computer lab .

Taught by Denis Ouellette

Denis Ouellette has been working in a professional capacity with Microsoft Word and the Microsoft Office suite since they first came out in the 1990s. He is currently a publisher and editor of a health magazine, using these programs and other desktop publishing tools daily. Denis has a B.S. in Computer Science from Coleman College in San Diego.

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Buti Yoga

5 Mondays, 6-7 pm, Apr 24 - May 22, $25

Buti Yoga is a soulful blend of power yoga, cardio tribal dance and plyometrics. Buti was founded by 7 years ago by instructor Bizzie Gold. Buti Yoga is taught in 22 countries and 35 states, and now Montana! This practice will help you focus, clear your mind, tone the core from the inside, sweat like crazy and get healthy. We in the buti community also focus on clean, healthy eating to strengthen our bodies and souls. Get ready to sweat, laugh and transform yourself from the inside out!

Taught by Betsy Stahlman

Betsy is 47 years old and discovered Buti Yoga this past fall and fell immediately in love! When she hit her 40s she realized crossfit, running and skiing were great, but she needed more yoga and stretching and came across buti and never turned back. She jumped at the very first Buti Yoga certification in Montana this winter. This practice has changed her life, her attitude and her body.

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Helping adults in Livingston and beyond discover and enrich their passions and professions.

132 South B St.
Livingston, MT 59047
John Gregory ~ ~ 406-220-2083