Adult Programs

Urban Homesteading Series

W    7-9p
Cost per class: $19 ID/$23 OD
Instructor:  Kevin Prier


 6/22 - Homemade Condiments 
Make your next picnic amazing with your own home-made condiments. Learn how to make mayonnaise, mustard, ketchup, and relish, and how to tailor each recipe to make your own signature versions. Bring three small containers to take home a share of what we make in class.
 
6/29 - Bread Making/Sourdough 
Learn how to catch, care for, and use a wild sourdough culture. We will also go over regular bread baking techniques for those who want to start simple. Over the course of this class, we will make a batch of sourdough bread while we learn about proofing, the complex biology of a vital sourdough culture, and tips and tricks to get that great artisanal style bread in your own kitchen. Take home your own small round loaf and a sourdough culture.
 
7/6 - Balms and Salves
Learn to make a variety of skin creams, lip balms, herbal salves and tinctures for gifts or a treat for yourself. Take home some lip balm and herbal skin cream.
 
7/13 - Soap Making 
Learn the basics of making bar soap from scratch. We will discuss the chemistry of saponification, properties of different base oils and local sources, and fragrance oils and other additives while we make a batch of soap. You will also learn how to make liquid soap and two forms of laundry soap. Take home a share of the soap we produce.
 
7/20 - Fermenting: Sauerkraut, kombucha 
Learn sauerkraut basics as we turn a head (or several) of cabbage and some salt into sauerkraut and take home a pint to ferment and enjoy. You will also learn how to make kimchi, kombucha, vinegar, and gurken pickles. There will be kombucha SCOBY to take home for anyone who wants it.
 
7/27 - Beyond Sauerkraut
Ready to explore the world of fermentation? Learn how to make your own fermented pickles, salsa, hot sauce, a variety of fermented non-alcoholic beverages, and even corned beef. Take home a pint of giardiniera and some habanero hot sauce to finish fermenting at home. Bring a clean wide-mouth pint jar with lid or $1 to purchase from instructor.
 
7/31 - Edible Landscaping and Foraging
(Sunday, 2-4pm, outside at instructor’s property) Don’t just pull those weeds – eat them! Find out what native “weeds” are edible and how to prepare them. You’ll be surprised at how much food you’ve been pulling up and throwing in the yard waste. Learn about common wild foraging plants – berries, flowers, greens, roots, and common mushrooms – and their habitats.
 
8/10 - Seed Saving
Learn a variety of techniques for saving heirloom vegetable seeds for planting next year, including ideal harvest times, collection techniques, preparation/drying, and proper storage. 
 
8/17 - Winter Gardening 
Now is the time to start planting your winter garden to have produce all winter long and into spring. Learn to plan out a small to medium sized family garden. Learn which vegetables do well over winter in our climate, and how to maximize production from a small space. Also learn about saving seed and sources for free vegetable and flower seeds.
 
8/24 - Cheese Making 
We will make a fresh hard cheese to go with our picnic and learn about different hard and soft cheese cultures and processes. We will go through the entire process from cultured milk to formed cheese ready for the press. Learn where to switch up your process to end up with cream cheese, cottage cheese, and several hard and soft cheese variations. We will also go over how to make yogurt and ricotta.

 

Fine Arts

Chinese Inkbrush Painting
Learn the basics of Chinese inkbrush painting and about the types of brushes, paper, and ink to use. Classes will focus on the “Four Gentlemen” – bamboo, orchid, chrysanthemum, and plum flower – as well as Chinese landscapes. Students work at their own pace. Bring your own equipment or buy inexpensive items from the instructor ($50 for complete supplies: sumi ink, brush, shuen paper and mat).  Instructor: Teresa Hsu.
6/22-8/24    W    12-3p    Rm C
Adult: $96 ID/$120 OD     Senior: $84 ID/$108 OD

DANCE

Belly Dance - Skills and Drills 
This is an all level Tribal/Tribal Fusion class. Learn basic Tribal and Tribal Fusion movements pulling from Middle Eastern, North African, East Indian and Flamenco cultures. 
Instructor: Candice Morgan.
6/23-8/25    Th    6:30-7:45p    MP
Adult: $60 ID/70 OD    Senior: $50 ID/$60 OD
Drop in $10

GENERAL INTEREST

Neelam’s Traditional Indian Cooking Class
Neelam offers an immersive culinary experience of delicious, flavorful & nourishing healthy Indian cooking using culinary herbs & spices & cooking methods best suited for each of the seasonal vegetables & fruits, based on the ancient wisdom & Holistic Wellness Ayurveda. Over & above partaking a deliciously healthy meal together, the fun factor of each class is learning about the rich diversified cooking culture, sharing of the stories about family’s cooking traditions and much more.... All classes are vegetarian. Vegan & gluten free recipes provided. Each class is $60.

Class 1: *Participants will learn the concept of essentials of Ayurvedic Cooking, introduction to a plethora of typical Indian spices & herbs, an extensive varieties of lentils, food combinations & pairing of vegetables with lentils and grains... how layering of spices works & taste the flavors with each layering process will be an exclusive experience followed by hands on experience of cooking together an appetizer, a special gourmet cooking of one vegetable, one lentil ( legume) , yoghurt dish & rice preparation.  A complimentary Ayurvedic health quiz, 10 minutes of Mindfulness Meditation is offered in each class. Personalized recipes based on their response to the Health Quiz will be emailed to each participant. 
* This class is a pre-requisite for Neelam’s other cooking classes. Unless otherwise stated, you must take this class before you can take any of Neelam’s other classes. 
5/12    Th    5-8p
6/11    Sa    11a-1p
7/2    Sa    11a-1p
7/7    Th    5-8p

Class #2:   In this class the participants will  learn in details about Indian breads and cooking one accompanying seasonal vegetable / special popular dish like Saag Paneer (spinach & cottage cheese) / Channa masala/ Paneer Tikka Masal/ Daal Makahani. Hands on cooking techniques will be learnt to make Indian breads like Roti, Phulka, layered paratha, stuffed paratha, naan....gluten free options like pearl millet flour will also be available. Free Ayurvedic Health Quiz, personalized recipe & nondairy option recipes will be provided.  *Must take class #1 before taking this class.
5/21, 6/18, 7/16    Sa    11a-1p

Class #3 : Who doesn’t love a special sweet treat. Some of the Indian sweets are known to be favorite foods of much-loved deities like Krishna, Ganesha, Shiva....
In this class learn how to make at least two Indian desserts and enjoy them with couple of savory snacks made using healthy, digestion aiding spices. Choice of making Warm & cold dessert.  Free Ayurvedic Health Quiz, personalized recipe & nondairy option recipes will be provided.  * Must take class #1 before taking this class.
6/4, 6/25, 7/23    Sa     11a-1p

Voice Overs…. Now is Your Time
In what could be the most enlightening 2 hours you’ve ever spent, this class will show you how you can begin using your speaking voice for commercials, films, videos, and more. Most people go about it the wrong way. In this introductory class, you will learn about a unique, outside the box way to break into this creative, fulfilling, and potentially lucrative industry. Voice-overs can be managed on your own terms, on your own turf, in your own time, and with minimal overhead! Whether you choose to pursue voice-overs part-time or full-time, this could be the game changer you’ve been looking for.  Instructor: Lisa Foster.
8/8    M    6-8p    Rm E
$35 ID/$45 OD

River Road Reading Series – Virtual Availability
We have so much local talent! Enjoy monthly authors’ readings of poetry, fiction, non-fiction…you name it! This reading series is held at the River Road Park District Annex, 1055 River Road. Authors’ books are available for purchase and refreshments are served. To join virtually, go to the series website – riverroadreadings.blogspot.com.  Donations gladly accepted to cover room costs. Hosts: Joan Dobbie & Erica Goss.
5/28    Sa    4:30-6p

MUSIC

Piano Lessons
All ages.
FULL for the summer. Individual 30-minute piano lessons with experienced performer and composer Ashley Wright. Lessons are customized to your musical goals and tastes, and include repertoire study, theory, sight reading, ear training and improvisation. Ashley connects from the heart with each student in a spirit of fun! Please contact the park business office at 541-688-4052 for more information. Instructor: Ashley Wright.

 

LANGUAGE

Italian 2
Emphasis on vocabulary and grammar. Guided dialog will help improve pronunciation and increase comprehension. Italian 1 or instructor approval required. Textbook: Living Language is available for purchase from the business office. 
Instructor: Sied Imani.
6/20-8/22    M    3-5p    Rm C
Adult: $76 ID/$95 OD    Senior: $67 ID/$86 OD

Spanish 1
Beginner class. No experience necessary. Focus on commonly used phrases and language for the traveler. Textbook: Living Language is available for purchase from the business office. Instructor: Sied Imani.
6/24-8/26    F    12-2:30p    Rm C
Adult: $76 ID/$95 OD    Senior: $67 ID/$86 OD

 
 
 
 
 

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Hours

Main Office

1400 Lake Dr.

Eugene, OR 97404

541-688-4052

info@rrpark.org
M-F 8a-5p

 

 

Pool

1400 Lake Dr.

Eugene, OR 97404

541-461-7777
M-F 6a-9p
Sa  6a-1:30p

Fitness Center

1400 Lake Dr.

M-F 6a-9p

Sa  6a-1:30p

 

Gymnastics

30043 Leghorn Rd.

(Prairie Road & Leghorn)

Eugene, OR 97402

541-688-8955

gymnastics@rrpark.org

M-F 9a-12p and 1p-6p

Sat. 8:30a-12:30p

 

River Road Annex

1055 River Road


Holiday Hours

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