After Dark @ All Saints’ 2019

Light up your mind!

AFTER DARK @ ALL SAINTS’ EPISCOPAL CHURCH offers an opportunity to learn something new and interesting while helping raise needed funds for community organizations like Cooperative Christian Ministry, Community Free Clinic, battered women’s shelter and others. Each class costs $20. There is an extra charge for materials in some classes that must be paid when you register, but you take a project home. Classes begin at 3:00 on Saturdays and Sundays, and 6:30 all other days.  Sessions run approximately 90 minutes and the teachers are experts in their field.

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

73 & Main Restaurant  

Sorry, this session is full.

We are excited to be offering a cooking class by Chef Jason from Restaurant 73 and Main. This is a highly successful new restaurant in Mt. Pleasant. He will bring ingredients for one of their signature dishes and you will get to make your own dish to eat at the end of class. Bring your favorite beverage and enjoy learning from an expert.

Cost for materials: $10 in addition to registration.  Session is limited to 10 participants, age 21 and over.

 

 

Don’t Be Afraid of Your Toilet —
Susan Yelton

Did you know that a running toilet can waste up to 3-1/2 gallons per minute? Knowing a few tricks to working on it can save you hundreds of dollars. We will have a real plumber there to show you how to identify the correct parts and fix it yourself, plus a question and answer session for your other plumbing questions.

College Admission and Application

Jean Bonnyman

The college admission and application process has become complex today. The rate of change has become exponential as colleges try to adjust to the diverse needs of Americans in a quickly changing world. Parents and students who are not informed about the college application process today can miss opportunities and the  “best fit college.”

Jean Bonnyman will present an information session on the college admission and application process for parents and students. There will be handouts and time to answer questions. This meeting will be especially relevant for current juniors and sophomores, and any parent who is interested.

Jean is an independent college counselor and learning specialist at the Davidson Center, in Davidson, NC. Before moving to Concord, she served in these roles at the Darlington School near Atlanta. She also consults at the Fletcher School and Trinity Christian Preparatory School in Charlotte.

 

Friday, February 15, 2019

Pairing Beer and Food

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Thomas Murray

As craft beers gain popularity and choices abound, we now get to decide which beer is the best match for our snacks and meals.  The art of pairing beers with complementary foods is an emerging field.  Join Thomas Murray, co-owner of Commoners Brewing Company in Concord, and our own Don and Alice Smith for a sampling of five widely different brews,  each paired with just the right food.  The sampling will take you from appetizer through proteins to dessert.

Cost of materials $9 in addition to registration.  Session is limited to 15 participants, age 21 and over.

 

Navigate your Tablet

Frank Torrey

For anyone who has a new tablet (or wants to get one). iPad, Samsung, Dell, whatever! Learn how to use it (applications, books, and more) or how to use it more effectively. If you already have a tablet, please bring it with you!  This session is open to all, experienced or new user!

Lunar Madness!

NEW DATE: MARCH 13

David Friday, Astronomy lecturer and instructor at CPCC, will bring a telescope and Giant Binoculars to help you get close to the universe.  The class will start with a short lecture on the formation of the moon, phases of the moon, and prominent features of the moon’s geology, and then be followed by some serious lunar observing in the parking lot.  David has over 35 years’ experience exploring the cosmos and showing it to folks.  We will view the night sky with an 8-inch telescope and large binoculars.  Although no planets will be visible, we may be viewing the moon, double stars, and some brighter deep sky nebulae and galaxies.  A beginners’ program on finding and observing constellations will be part of the session.  In the event of clouds or bad weather, there will be a rain date.  Dress warmly!

Friday, February 22, 2019

Artisan Pizza Making

Sorry, this session is full.

Don Smith, Johnson & Wales trained amateur chef, teaches artisan pizza making techniques and sends you home with recipes and enough dough for 5 pizzas.  This will be a hands-on experience.  You will learn how to make the dough, make a tomato sauce including spices, and how to spread your dough and bake it to produce a pizza that rivals restaurants.  Bonus: you eat pizza during class!  If you’d like, bring a beverage to accompany your pizza dinner.

Cost for materials:  $7 in addition to registration.  

BRING THE LARGEST MIXING BOWL YOU HAVE.  You’ll make the dough and take it home in this bowl. Plastic wrap to cover is provided.

Session is limited to 10 participants, age 21 and over.

Poker 101

Are you curious about the game of Poker?  It has grown in popularity around the world, both around the card table and online.  It has gained a place on ESPN and there is an ongoing debate about whether it is a sport and how legal it should be.  What are the basic elements of the game and how can you get experience playing?  What are some basic strategies to help you be a successful player?  Come and learn from World Series of Poker circuit veteran Mike Wolford as he introduces you to the intriguing world of Poker

Cork Crafts

Mary Holder

All those wine bottle corks you’ve saved can now be made into art.  Our cork artist, Mary Holder, will help you create useful and beautiful items for your home or a gift you’re proud of.  Choose from picture frames, a tray, an ornament and other things.   You’ll take home something you have created.  Bring your hot glue gun if you have one, or borrow ours.  Bring your corks or use ours.

And bring your own item to decorate or we will have some items that you can buy the night of the class.

Cost for materials depends upon item you choose. Range $5 – $15 in addition to registration.

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Water Color Class

Roxanne Friday
If you have ever wanted to create your own watercolor painting, come and learn some basic techniques here as you illustrate a favorite Bible verse.  Roxanne Friday is back by popular demand, and you will take home a ready-to-frame work of art.  Novices welcome! 

The Art of Decluttering

A clear mind begins with a clear space. Have you always wanted to organize your home or office, but feel overwhelmed? Clutter can exercise a powerful effect on our mental health and ability to get things done, and controlling it can inspire peace, clarity, and productivity. 

Topics covered in this presentation by professional organizer Stephanie Gurr will be the effects of clutter on mood and energy, de-cluttering and organization techniques, and recommended products to aid your own organizing projects. Get ready to imagine your transformed space and learn how to achieve it! A small giveaway will be featured at the end of the presentation. 

 

Dementia:  Decreased Risks/Increased Rewards

Mary Ann Drummond

We all want to know how to keep our mind and body sharp and functioning well.  Mary Ann Drummond will give us information about things we an do to prevent or delay dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.  There will be information about family support and you will leave the class with a handout and feeling better about your future or your ability to help someone else.

 

 

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Beginning Knitting

Jan Millar

Beginning knitting:  Is knitting on your “I’ve always intended to learn how to do that” list?  Here’s your opportunity!  Jan will lead you through the basic steps of creating one item, from casting on, to doing the knit and the purl stitches, to casting off.  You will receive knitting needles and cotton yarn and you will walk away with a simple dish cloth/wash cloth well under way.  You will also have some written directions to take home and some links to YouTube tutorials that you can use as a resource at home. 

She will also be available for help one-on-one following the AD@AS session.

Cost for materials $3 in addition to registration.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Artisan Pizza Making

Sorry, this session is full.

Don Smith, Johnson & Wales trained amateur chef, teaches artisan pizza making techniques and sends you home with recipes and enough dough for 5 pizzas.  This will be a hands-on experience.  You will learn how to make the dough, make a tomato sauce including spices, and how to spread your dough and bake it to produce a pizza that rivals restaurants.  Bonus: you eat pizza during class!  If you’d like, bring a beverage to accompany your pizza dinner.

Cost for materials:  $7 in addition to registration.  

BRING THE LARGEST MIXING BOWL YOU HAVE.  You’ll make the dough and take it home in this bowl. Plastic wrap to cover is provided.

Session is limited to 10 participants, age 21 and over.

 

Beginning Crochet

Donna Wilson

Donna will teach you the basic crochet stitches: single crochet and double crochet. With this, you will be able to produce a complete, simple item. You will take home your completed dishcloth, a crochet hook, and some yarn. (Choose yarn from the variety of colors available at the session.) You will also have printed instructions and some inspiration for some more complicated crochet projects.

Materials included in registration.

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Fitness At Home

Although we all know the importance of keeping our bodies healthy and strong via regular exercise and a generally active lifestyle, we are also faced with obstacles that can be intimidating enough to strike down that fresh resolve we had at the beginning of 2019. The good news is: these obstacles are not nearly as daunting and insurmountable as we make them out to be! Please join Anthony Scott Knox, former USA Athlete and current Fitness Program Manager for the Town of Morrisville, NC to learn how to debunk the mythical obstacles standing between you and your fitness goals. We will discuss ways to reduce or completely remove obstacles related to cost, time, and equipment. Afterwards we will identify easy habits you can establish to keep you in a health-accountable mindset! 

Dress comfortably and be prepared to do some moving!

Lamp Making

We’re not turning water into wine, but we’re turning wine bottles into lamps!  You provide a wine bottle, Don Smith will guide you in making it into a table lamp.  Included in your session are the components:  a 3-way Turn Knob Socket, an 8-inch brass-plated detachable harp, 8-foot 18-gauge UL listed white cord set, finial, and all hardware. You will need to add your own shade.

Provide your bottle in advance so the wiring hole can be drilled.

Cost of materials:  $11.00 in addition to registration.

Registration deadline:  February 17

 

Beginning Crochet

New Session Added

Donna Wilson

Donna will teach you the basic crochet stitches: single crochet and double crochet. With this, you will be able to produce a complete, simple item. You will take home your completed dishcloth, a crochet hook, and some yarn. (Choose yarn from the variety of colors available at the session.) You will also have printed instructions and some inspiration for some more complicated crochet projects.

Materials included in registration.

Monday, February 25, 2019

Restaurant 46

Sorry, this session is full.

Join Forty-Six’s Executive Chef, John Blumreich, for a demonstration of one of their unique dishes!  John will share the recipe for Pecan & Molasses Roasted Chicken Thighs, which is soon to disappear from the menu–meaning you will be able to serve a meal in your home that is available no place else!  He will guide  you through the hands-on preparation, with attention to component quality, technique, food safety and healthful options.  In addition you will be preparing a complimentary side dish to enjoy when tasting your culinary efforts! The focus is to learn and have fun, so bring your sense of humor, a beverage of your choice and a hearty appetite!

Cost for materials: $10.00. 
Session is limited to 10 participants, age 21 and over.

 

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Wine and Cheese Pairing

Wine and cheese have gone hand-in-hand for centuries. However, with today’s every-increasing options for both wines and cheeses, the pairing decisions can be daunting. Should you pair by region? Sweet with salty? If you love wine and cheese, but are never sure about which ones to serve together, come learn from the pros and Publix. They will give you the basic guidelines that will make your next wine and cheese party a winner!

Cost for materials: $10 in addition to registration.

Session is limited to 15 participants, age 21 and over.

Future of Concord

Mayor Bill Dusch says: “Concord is the largest city in the Charlotte Metro region and with this comes the wonderful challenge of growth.  As with our good neighbors in Kannapolis and the rest of Cabarrus County, we are all working hard to manage growth and keep us moving forward.  I will be updating you on 5 major areas of growth in Concord including 1) Neighborhood Connectivity through Greenways and Bike Trails 2) Economic Development 3) Transportation, NCDOT. Concord Padgett Regional Airport 4) the Challenge of recycling and 5) the upcoming Concord Downtown Streetscape Project.”

 

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Future of Kannapolis

“Kannapolis: From Cotton to Chromosomes—A City Undergoing Revitalization”

Kannapolis City Councilman Ryan Dayvault will update us on the latest news and vision for downtown Kannapolis, as work proceeds on this impressive project. There are exciting plans for the historic Gem Theater and for the baseball stadium/sports and entertainment venue, as well as the streetscape. Come hear about the master plan, financing, timeline, and goals.

 

Mix It Up:  Food Mixes in a Jar 

Spend an evening making 2 meal starters to take home.  Pam Outen, our Cabarrus County home extension agent, will bring quart jars and ingredients for you to take home Friendship Soup and Country Chili.  You will then just add a few simple ingredients from your cupboard and you can invite friends over for dinner!  Two jars and two meals. 

Cost for materials $5 in addition to registration.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

 

Dining for One

Are you tired of scrambled eggs or a bowl of cereal when it’s just you for dinner? There are other options! You don’t have to give up on good meals. Come get some tips from Gwen King and Jeanne McCarthy on preparing meals for one. Also, they will provide suggestions for restaurants to visit that are perfect for solo dinners and take out. 

 

Casual Board Gaming

Session canceled.

Sit down at a table with Andrew Westin, owner of Buzz City Games, Concord’s newest Tabletop Game Store.  He will demo a wide range of games and be on hand to assist with rules and guidance as you play games throughout the event.  There will be a variety of games available, and feel free to bring your own favorite as well.  With Family, Party, and Strategy Board Games on the menu, you are in for an evening of fun!

 

 

 

 

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Organic Eating

Mark Allison, executive chef for Cabarrus Health Alliance, will show how easy it is to prepare and make family meals at home using fresh ingredients.  A classically trained Chef in French cuisine (using lots of butter, salt and sugar), Mark changed his and his family’s eating habits to a more “healthy style” of cooking after family members were diagnosed with  chronic medical conditions 20 years ago. Mark will demonstrate five different dishes, which you will then get to sample.  You will go home with recipes and information. 

Cost of materials $5 in addition to registration.

 

Friday, March 1, 2019

Tacos4Life: Rice Bowls

Sorry, this session is full.

Tacos 4 Life is a restaurant with a heart. Committed to helping end childhood hunger around the world, they donate funds to purchase one meal for a starving child for every meal purchased at their restaurant. Join Nick and Teresa in our kitchen and learn the secrets to making a yummy and hearty rice bowl, one of the special items on their menu. The session will culminate with dinner, so bring your beverage of choice. You will go home with recipes and maybe some leftovers!

Cost for materials: $5 in addition to registration.

Session is limited to 10 participants, age 21 and over.

 

Starting your own vegetable seedlings

Join Joanna Whitnah to learn to successfully start your own vegetable seedlings at home. Leave this class with your own tray of freshly planted seedlings for this season’s garden. We’ll have tomato, pepper, okra, greens (and more) and the knowledge of a former vegetable farmer. Bring questions you have related to backyard vegetable gardening.

Cost of materials $6 in addition to registration.

 

All classes are $20 each for adults, $10 for children 17 and under.  Some sessions have supply costs added to the registration. For some sessions, seats are limited as indicated above.

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