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  • African Cooking (Family)

    This unique virtual cooking class, led by a seasoned cook from Africa, will open up your family’s taste buds to delicious African cuisine. Learn more about the country through storytelling, a live music demonstration, and plenty of time for questions. The menu includes a unique and delicious dish from Cameroon, Poulet DG. This one-pot wonder features a colorful and flavorful combination of seasoned chicken and fried plantains with vegetables, bathed in a tomato sauce. As a side dish we’ll make banana puff puff, a quintessential African fried dough snack. These stories and menus are shared with love as it is the mission of this organization to provide a platform for immigrants with ties to Africa to showcase their talent, through food, music, art, and storytelling in an effort to bridge the cultural gap between African immigrants, their families, and their communities of residence. Please note: A list of ingredients and substitutions will be emailed once the class has reached minimum enrollment. Ages 3+.
  • Cook Around the World: A Mini Series (Family)

    Does your family love to travel for the fun of trying new food? Prepare menus from around the world in your own kitchen this fall. We’ll visit Brazil and make pao de queijo (pronounced “pow-deh-kay-zho”), a sought after Brazilian breakfast or snack. This naturally gluten-free cheesy bread is a crowd favorite and will pair perfectly with muqueca, a delicious fish stew with tomatoes and a coconut milk base. Travel to Italy next as we learn to make fresh pasta with just our hands and a rolling pin. We’ll pair this classic Italian dish with a flavorful sausage and broccoli rabe topping. Our final trip will take us to Mexico. Using fresh tomatillos, we’ll make a delicious and versatile salsa verde, to showcase in chicken or chickpea tacos. This menu will become a staple weeknight meal in your household. Please note: A list of ingredients and substitutions will be emailed once the class has reached minimum enrollment. Ages 11+ Fee is for one adult and one child. Please register under adult’s name.
  • Critters in Clay (Family)

    Transform lumps of clay into creative animal and critter sculptures. We’ll explore various strategies and approaches for working with clay including using coils and slabs to form and connect shapes. Experiment with different methods for creating textures and details as you work on practice creatures to master your techniques. Then follow your interests to create real or imagined critters and creatures of your own design. Make it more interesting by designing features such as parts of the creature’s habitat. Parents/guardians and children will collaborate together to develop final works of art. Tuition includes a $22 materials fee. Ages 7+. Fee is for one adult and one child. Please register under adult’s name.
  • Family Circus

    Want more tricks up your sleeve? You don’t need to be born into the circus to join this class! Sign up with any family member and learn a variety of skills together. We will cover hula hooping, spinning plates, balancing objects and juggling basics. By the end of the class series we will be ready to perform a show together, which will take place on the night of the final class. You can invite close ones to watch in person. That’s right, YOU get to be a performer! Ages 5 + Fee is for one adult and one child. Please register under adult’s name.
  • Family Nutrition

    Please note: Tuition is for family members sharing one device. Please register under adult’s name only. Reduce Dinnertime Drama Discover ways to teach your children and teens about balanced eating while reducing dinnertime drama. This workshop will provide you with the food science facts and numbers that you need to know to set your children up with healthy eating habits for a lifetime. We'll explore an evidence-based method that empowers you to share nutrition choices with your children while showing them how to read a nutrition facts label, working with that picky eater, building a brainy breakfast, and more. Give yourself the tools that every parent needs for getting their kids to eat healthy. Put these lessons into action in the interactive parent / child workshop. Hands-on in the Kitch Do you find that you struggle to go beyond, “because I said so,” when your child makes a not-so-stellar food choice? Join this interactive parent and child workshop to find fun and inclusive ways to share balanced nutrition with your child(ren). From the comfort and practicality of your own kitchen, we’ll use games and easy lessons to help your family make good food choices whether at home, a restaurant, or in the supermarket. We’ll have a scavenger hunt to explore where food is kept in your house, learn how to read numbers on nutrition labels, and use these skills to prepare a delicious and healthy snack. Make these lessons sustainable for your whole family with a simple, fun, and memorable traffic light analogy that will help everyone remember when an item is healthy. Please note: A list of ingredients and substitution options will be emailed once the class has reached minimum enrollment. Take the parents-only class and then put those skills into practice with your child in this fun class. Ages 4+ Take Both Family Nutrition classes & save
  • Fondant Animal Cupcakes (Family)

    Come join in the fun to decorate cupcakes, each with a different, whimsical animal made from fondant, the edible “modeling clay” of baking. We’ll roll out, cut, and work with pre-made fondant to design four cute critters per person: a bear, a cow, a dog and an elephant. This fun class is perfect for any level of decorator from beginner to advanced. You will need to provide eight unfrosted cupcakes for the four different designs. Please note: For the Oct. 13 class in person, all other needed materials will be provided by the instructor for a $20 fee which is included in the registration. For the Oct. 28 class online, a supply list will be emailed once the class has reached minimum enrollment. Ages 7+. Fees are for one adult and one child. Please register under adult’s name.
  • Gingerbread House Workshop (Family)

    Kick off your holidays by creating a beautiful gingerbread house. You and your child will assemble and decorate your own pre-baked gingerbread house. We’ll provide the gingerbread, icing, and candies for personalizing. Return home with a unique creation you can display for the entire season. Tuition includes a $25 food fee. Ages 6+. Fees are for one adult and one child. If you would like to enroll an additional person, please email communityed@arlington.k12.ma.us.
  • Glass Art (Family)

    Learn the basics of glass fusing while having fun playing with glass shapes, colors and textures. Through a series of exercises we’ll learn to use glass powders, frits and stringers. Then design and create a low relief “tack fused” tile and one small dish or a fused glass night light. The Instructor will fire pieces in his kiln to be picked up at the ACE office within a week. Tuition includes a $95 materials fee per pair. Ages 8+. Fee is for one adult and one child. Please register under adult’s name.
  • Incredible Card Tricks (Family)

    Join professional magician John Bach for this fun evening where you will learn spectacular card tricks that will amaze your friends and family. With step-by-step instructions, learn tips and techniques on how to perform. All you’ll need is a deck of cards to become a hit at any party! No experience necessary, just the ability to hold a deck of cards. Ages 10+ Fee is for one adult and one child. Please register under adult’s name.
  • Knife Skills: Chop Your Own Poké Bowl (Family)

    Your family will gain more confidence, safety, speed, and skill in the kitchen with this class focusing on knife skills. We’ll prepare colorful and delicious poké bowls as we practice different cutting methods for all of the items that will be included in your meal. Learn how to thinly slice shallots and lotus root, make an avocado swirl, cucumber ribbons, carrot flowers, and prepare other recommended ingredients for this dish including tuna, salmon, avocado, baby greens, and radishes. These items will top a base of your choosing (rice, grains, or soba noodles are common). With these skills you’ll have the essential steps to building the best poké bowls and a template you can vary as you wish. Please note: A list of ingredients and substitutions will be emailed once the class has reached minimum enrollment. Ages 8 +. Fee is for one adult and one child. Please register under adult’s name.
  • Pop-Up Cards (Family)

    Learn how to create fun and engaging cards with pop-up designs. No artistic ability required, only a willingness to muck about with paper, scissors, and glue. We’ll master a couple of simple designs and then spend the rest of class producing more cards independently or learning additional techniques. Holiday-themed ideas will be demonstrated for those hoping to make holiday cards. Please bring scissors to class. Tuition includes a $10 fee per pair that covers materials for making and decorating 12 cards each. Ages 8+. Fee is for one adult and one child. Please register under adult’s name.
  • Shibori: Creative Textile Design (Family)

    Come explore shibori, a surprisingly easy and wonderfully addictive ancient Japanese hand-dyeing technique that involves folding, twisting, or bunching cloth and binding it, then dipping it in indigo dye. Experiment with cotton as the canvas and enjoy seeing the variety of patterns created by other students using the identical techniques. Each pair will make their own beautiful shibori apron. Leave with detailed instructions to practice your new skills on your own. Tuition includes a $30 materials fee per pair. Ages 7+. Fee is for one adult and one child. Please register under adult’s name.
  • The Lyman Estate Tour (Family)

    Explore a historic home that is over 200 years old through the lens of generations of the Lyman family on this interactive tour. Built just ten years after the end of the Revolutionary War, explore the incredible architecture and hear stories about what it was like to live in a house like this in the 1800s and 1900s. Initially used as a 24-room summer home, learn about the many expansions and remodels the house has gone through, including the construction of one of the oldest greenhouses in the U.S. See how the architectural elements were chosen to reflect the most stylish designs of the time, including a graceful oval parlor and elegant ballroom that were featured in the 2019 film adaptation of Little Women. History buffs, art lovers, and young explorers alike will enjoy wandering through the mansion and (weather-permitting) the surrounding grounds. Ages 8+ Please note: Meeting location and safety guidelines will be emailed as part of the Registration Confirmation email. Fee is for one adult and one child. Please register under adult’s name. Tour will be led by Michael H Maler, the Historic New England Regional Site Administrator, Metro-Boston.