ACE Classes April-June!
June 30 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
We are still working on another class or two but hope you'll find something that appeals in the mix of fabulous and hopefully COVID-safe classes listed below. The cost of in-person classes helps us deliver them to you, but
PLEASE NOTE--Scholarships are available if the cost is too high for your family at this time; also, our one online class is free of charge, all courtesy of Livingston School Districts 4&1.
Registration for all classes is required. Please contact Rita at LivingstonACE@gmail.com or call 406-671-5446 to save your space!
Lawnmower Tune-up ($10)
THIS TUESDAY, April 13, 5:30 – 7:00pm
Learn the tricks to completing this yearly tune-up chore and make starting and running your mower easier and safer!
The class includes basic care with plenty of time for Q&A:
--Changing the oil
--Sizing and changing the spark plug
--Changing/cleaning the air filter
--Checking the blade
Taught at a private indoor/outdoor location by James Murie, co-owner and mechanic of Livingston's Special Lube.
Leathercraft: Make a Belt! ...sorry, THIS CLASS IS FULL
We'll try to offer this again in future!
Three people will have an opportunity to work with master leather craftsman Brian Pickering for an afternoon in his shop to sculpt their own handmade belt. Learn the basics using professional tools, and take home a beautiful belt in black or brown!
Taught by Brian Pickering, owner and craftsman of high quality, handmade leather goods at St. Johns Supply in Livingston.
Tree Care & Planting ($10)
Wednesday, April 21,⋅5:30 – 7:00pm
Celebrate Earth Week with ACE!
Meet with Livingston Tree Board member and experienced arborist Andy Mitchell to learn tree care and tree planting techniques and help replenish our urban forest! Whether planning to plant trees on private land or on our city's boulevards, brush up your skills to assist with tree health and survival.
This outdoor class will include hands-on experience in the preferred way to install and care for saplings and is your opportunity to have questions answered by a local tree specialist. Note that Andy is owner of AM Arborcare, which specializes in pruning fruit trees and ornamentals, and he is a wildland firefighter versed in safe woodland management.
Memoir Writing (FREE & Online)
4 Tuesdays, 6:30-8 pm, May 4-25th
Simply put, memoir writing is the art of constructing a non-fiction story around events and characters important to the author. This interactive class on memoirs helps writers understand strategies and habits that support them in their efforts, and provides an instant support community. We'll lean on the skills of co-teacher Margie Peterson, a certified oral historian skilled in interviewing, proofreading, scanning historical photos, genealogy and research. Rita Rozier, retired journalist and writing tutor and teacher, brings additional writing and editing experience. Join this fun class to get your project kickstarted!
Bicycle Maintenance Basics ($10)
Saturday, May 1, 10 am-Noon
Meet with Ken Kapinski and his mobile bicycle repair shop, Gateway Cyclery, for a 2-hour lesson in bicycle repair basics. We'll meet on the grass of the PHS football field or under the stadium shelter (weather dependent) to learn a few essentials:
--Quick pre-ride inspection
--Basic shifting adjustments
An Introduction to Plein Air Painting ($15)
a Saturday in May or June TBA (weather dependent), 4-7 pm
Painting in a beautiful outdoor mountain setting requires understanding of how to capture lighting even while time and shadows progress. In teaching plein air painting, teacher Bonnie Clement imparts the tricks of the trade to people already versed in painting techniques. Call soon to reserve your spot in this popular class!
Clogging Workshop with Live Music! ($40)
4 Thursdays, June 3-24, 6-7:30pm
Clogger Lisa Beardsley and musician Dick Dillof on banjo will lead this 4-week outdoor class in shaking off the COVID blues!
Clogging is a type of dancing that emphasizes percussion, or drumming with your feet. We'll start with rhythm and posture, bending the knees and walking to the beat of live old-time music, and adding steps, short choreographed dances, and free-style moves as we go along. All generations can enjoy this style of dancing--no experience is required! (Hard-soled or leather-bottom shoes with a low, solid heel are ideal. Tap or clogging tap shoes also work.)
Aikido: Self-Defense for Women ($15)
Saturday, June 19, 9:30am-Noon
Aikido is a martial art practiced by men, women and children of all ages from 5 – 90+. Teacher Tony Blomert of Mountain West Aikido blends basic Aikido movement, ki energy extension, internal power development and practical self-defense situational techniques into his classes. Tony creates an energetic training curriculum designed specifically for the students present at each class. This makes every training session a unique learning experience for those present.
This ACE class was developed to focus on self-defense for women. Tony will bring a couple of his senior students to provide our registrants with a women's personal violence overview and some specific exercises to learn how to handle an attack. He envisions this workshop to be a street clothes type of training, demonstrating typical scenarios and dangers facing women in general. An "Aikido in real life" application. Students may wear loose fitting clothing like sweat pants and a baggy tee shirt.
AND YOUR CLASS--we are always seeking teachers and your ideas--please call 406-671-5446 or email firstname.lastname@example.org!
Also listed on the ACE Website http://livingstonace.org/civic
Livingston Recreation: Soccer, Pickleball, Walking, Tai Chi,
Livingston Toastmasters Club,
& HiSET High School Equivalency test preparation.
132 South B St.
Livingston, MT 59047