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Drawing on the Right Side and More Session I
Sep
3
to Oct 8

Drawing on the Right Side and More Session I

Ages 14 to adult
Tuesdays, September 3rd - October 8th
1:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Barbara Loomis
Cost: $150

Drawing is a complex skill which can be learned by breaking it down into simple steps:  At its foundation, integrating the right and left sides of your brain. Cost for both drawing sessions includes 14”x17” sketchpad, B, 2B and 4B pencils, a good hand held pencil sharpener, and kneaded gum and white plastic erasers.

In this six-week course, we begin by learning how to see, and then how to translate what we see by depicting its contours, shapes, values, proportions and relationships.  Great for beginners, as well as for those who want to strengthen their focus and drawing skills. 

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Hot Water Bath Canning Class
Sep
4
10:00 AM10:00

Hot Water Bath Canning Class

Ages 14 to adult
Instructor: Dr. Leni Sorensen
Cost: $80

It’s canning season! Students in this class will have a hands-on canning experience, whether they grow their own or buy local produce.  Along with directions for peeling, cutting and stuffing fruit in jars, our day together will include stories and history of food preservation.  Students will learn the basics of the boiling water bath method of canning tomatoes and other fresh fruit.  When class is over and the last hot jar is out of the kettle, you will leave with full jars to share with family and friends or (if they last) to stash in your pantry. Bring a bag lunch.   

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History of Food in the late 18th and early 19th centuries in Virginia
Sep
5
10:30 AM10:30

History of Food in the late 18th and early 19th centuries in Virginia

Speaker: Dr. Leni Sorensen
Cost: FREE

In the late 18th and early 19th centuries, Richmond was a vital market for vegetables, meats, and sea foods produced in rural Virginia, including the Eastern Shore. In Mary Randolph's cookbook, The Virginia House-Wife, we see not only the vast bounties available but the skills of the enslaved cooks who labored to bring these recipes to the plates of Virginia's elites. Her talk will offer insights into those culinary-rich decades. 

Dr. Leni Sorensen is a culinary historian and teacher of home provisioning and rural life skills. A lecturer, consultant and writer, Sorensen is a PhD-level expert in 18th and 19th-century cooking methods used by Virginia housewives and slaves, including those who cooked for Thomas Jefferson.

To learn more about Leni, visit her website, www.theviewfromindigohouse.com.

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Basic Obedience - Eastern Shore Dog 5-week Class
Sep
8
to Oct 6

Basic Obedience - Eastern Shore Dog 5-week Class

Instructor: Beth Ann Sabo CPDT-KA, CNWI
5 weeks, SUNDAYS at 5:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. - 9/8, 9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6
Cost: $130

Please reserve your place in this class by email to Beth Ann at bethann@easternshoredog.com.

Learn the fundamentals of companion obedience and how to communicate with your best friend. Your dog will learn foundations of obedience while spending time with his favorite person in the world - you! No pre-requisite.

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Advanced Obedience/Canine Good Citizen - Eastern Shore Dog 5-week Class
Sep
8
to Oct 6

Advanced Obedience/Canine Good Citizen - Eastern Shore Dog 5-week Class

Instructor: Beth Ann Sabo, CPDT-KA, CNWI
5 weeks, Sundays at 6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. - 9/8, 9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6
Cost: $130

Please reserve your place in this class by email to Beth Ann at bethann@easternshoredog.com.

Team up with your dog to fine-tune basic behaviors and learn new ones. Leash work includes heel, polite turns, and speed changes. Sit and down stays with distance, duration and distractions will challenge your dog’s focus – and impulse control. Test for Canine Good Citizen is in week 5. This class moves quickly and requires work at home. Prerequisite: Basic Obedience, STAR Puppy or permission of instructor. 

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Brain Games - Eastern Shore Dog 3-week Class
Sep
9
to Sep 23

Brain Games - Eastern Shore Dog 3-week Class

Instructor: Anna Malik, ANWI, Certified Pro-Trainer
3 weeks, MONDAYS, 6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. – 9/9, 9/16, 9/23
Cost: $85

Please reserve your place in this class by email to Beth Ann at bethann@easternshoredog.com.

Build your relationship with your dog. Watch your dog problem-solve as he becomes calm and focused using games – he won’t even know he’s learning! Real-life skills will make your dog happy – and mentally tired. No pre-requisite, limited to 6 dogs.

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Introduction to K9 Nosework - Eastern Shore Dog 5-week Class
Sep
9
to Oct 7

Introduction to K9 Nosework - Eastern Shore Dog 5-week Class

Instructor: Anna Malik, ANWI, Certified Pro-Trainer
5 weeks, Mondays, 6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. - 9/9, 9/16, 9/23, 9/30, 10/7
Cost: $130

Please reserve your place in this class by email to Beth Ann at bethann@easternshoredog.com.

This is where your dog's new career begins! Introductory class conditions the search, challenges (and tires) your dog, and will create focus and confidence. Dogs are crated between runs. No pre-requisite.

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Jazz History - Lifelong Learning at the BIC
Sep
18
to Oct 9

Jazz History - Lifelong Learning at the BIC

Instructor: Barry Groves
WEDNESDAYS, September 18-October 9th   
(4 classes)
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Cost: one-time registration fee to Academy of Lifelong Learning $25 

What is Jazz? How does it work? Where did it come from? When did it begin? Who made it? Why? Come explore the early history of Jazz, its innovators and developers.

 

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Harvesting Salt Around Virginia's Barrier Islands
Sep
20
10:30 AM10:30

Harvesting Salt Around Virginia's Barrier Islands

Speakers: David and Anna Lee
Cost: FREE

After years of dreaming of a coastal lifestyle and launching a barrier islands focused sea salt business, Anna and David Lee pulled the plug on their big city life and moved to the Eastern Shore.  They’ve combined David’s career as a boat captain with Anna’s background as a specialty foods executive to create Barrier Islands Salt Co., Virginia’s first coastal saltworks since the 1700s!

They’ve spent three years perfecting their sea salt, and the result is a bright white, flake sea salt with a clean oceanic flavor and a sweet finish.  Nature does the heaviest lifting for them, giving them the purest water on the east coast to work with.  Come enjoy a morning of learning about the process and history of salt making on the Eastern Shore.

 

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Melding Science & Music in the Museum Opening Reception and Exhibition (Sept. 21 - Dec. 21)
Sep
21
4:00 PM16:00

Melding Science & Music in the Museum Opening Reception and Exhibition (Sept. 21 - Dec. 21)

“Listening for Coastal Futures: Sounding Science” Sound and Art Exhibition
Cost: FREE

                  In collaboration with UVA’s Coastal Research Center and its Environmental Resilience Institute, the Coastal Futures Conservatory will bring a Sound Art Exhibition to the Barrier Islands Center featuring collaborations between musicians and scientists. The exhibition concentrates on work emerging from scientific research on oyster reefs, sea level rise, and seagrass restoration along the Eastern Shore. The compositions will come directly from the living worlds of the barrier island ecosystem as well as from sonification of data (water quality sampling and daily tide changes).

The Conservatory is a UVA initiative integrating art and humanities into the investigation of coastal change. Compositions deriving from the Eastern Shore will be exhibited alongside work from other changing coasts, including the coral reefs of Australia and ice lagoons of the Arctic.  For more information, please visit coastalconservatory.org.

The exhibition will be at the BIC from September 21st until December 21st.
Cost: FREE

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Traveling Tales
Oct
11
10:30 AM10:30

Traveling Tales

Speaker: Storyteller Barb Lawson
Cost: FREE

Come travel with storyteller Barb Lawson as she takes you to England, Thailand, Haiti and back to the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia through her wild and wonderful Traveling Tales. You’ll meet a little old woman, an old conjure man, a spoiled young girl, and a daydreaming boy along the way…. So please join us on this fun and fanciful journey!

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Reliable Recall - Eastern Shore Dog 3-week Class
Oct
21
to Nov 4

Reliable Recall - Eastern Shore Dog 3-week Class

Instructors: Beth Ann Sabo, CPDT-KA, CNWI and Anna Malik, ANWI, Certified Pro-Trainer
3 weeks, Mondays, 5:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. – 10/21, 10/28, 11/4
Cost: $85

Please reserve your place in this class by email to Beth Ann at bethann@easternshoredog.com.

Does your dog come when you call, every time you call? If not, then this workshop is for you. A great way to brush up on basic skills that build a reliable recall and learn games that support this life-saving behavior. Learn how to properly use a long-line to hone this skill. Your dog will also gain experience at recall in the most distracting environment of all – surrounded by other dogs! Basic Obedience required, or permission of the instructor.

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Introduction to Odor - Eastern Shore Dog 5-week Class
Oct
21
to Nov 18

Introduction to Odor - Eastern Shore Dog 5-week Class

Instructor: Anna Malik, ANWI, Certified Pro-Trainer
5 weeks, Mondays, 6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. – 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18
Cost: $130

Please reserve your place in this class by email to Beth Ann at bethann@easternshoredog.com.

Step up the game for your nose work dog – time to start working target odors! This class is also great for dogs who need more foundation in odor. Perfect foundation for NACSW or AKC titles. Prerequisite – Intro to Scent Work/K9 Nose Work or permission of instructor. 

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Drawing on the Right Side and More Session II
Oct
22
to Nov 26

Drawing on the Right Side and More Session II

Ages 14 to adult
Tuesdays, October 22nd - November 26th
1:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Barbara Loomis
Cost: $150

Drawing is a complex skill which can be learned by breaking it down into simple steps:  At its foundation, integrating the right and left sides of your brain. Cost for both drawing sessions includes 14”x17” sketchpad, B, 2B and 4B pencils, a good hand held pencil sharpener, and kneaded gum and white plastic erasers.

Learn more about different drawing media and techniques while practicing, reinforcing, and building on the basic skills introduced in Drawing on the Right Side and More Session I.  In addition to graphite, we will explore use of charcoal.  Learn to find your own mark as you strengthen your eye and drawing muscles.

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Virginia's Barrier Islands and the American Revolution
Nov
15
10:30 AM10:30

Virginia's Barrier Islands and the American Revolution

Speaker: Dr. Theodore Corbett
Cost: FREE

Many assume that nothing happened on the barrier islands of Virginia during the American Revolution because they were uninhabited. Dr. Theodore Corbett will show that the islands prospered as alternative ports of entry for vital munitions because the British had effectively blockaded the Chesapeake Bay.  Occasionally island militia confronted British warships.  Corbett has published nine history books and taught at Salisbury University.

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Winter Wreath Workshop
Dec
7
10:00 AM10:00

Winter Wreath Workshop

Ages tweens to adult
Instructor: Sarah Morgan
Cost: $75

Celebrate the holiday season on the Eastern Shore by learning to make your own fresh, beautiful wreaths using locally sourced greenery and decorations. This workshop, taught by local artist Sarah Morgan, provides participants with the techniques and materials to create wreaths using wire and various evergreens such as boxwood, juniper, cedar, and more. Although materials are provided, you may want to bring gloves, pruning shears, and anything special you might want to wire to your wreath.

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Ukrainian Egg Workshop - SOLD OUT
Apr
13
11:00 AM11:00

Ukrainian Egg Workshop - SOLD OUT

Instructor: Sarah Morgan.

Cost: $65.

A pysanka is a Ukrainian Easter egg, decorated with traditional Ukrainian folk designs using a wax-resist method. The designs are not painted on, but written with beeswax. In pre-Christian times, the egg was important for rite-of-Spring festivals, representing rebirth. With the advent of Christianity, the symbolism of the egg was changed to represent the rebirth of man.

Participants in this workshop will learn about traditional images and the symbolism of dye colors that they will use to complete their egg projects. All materials, including eggs, dyes, wax, kistky and design guides will be provided, but please wear close-fitting clothes and make sure long hair is tied back or up, as we will be heating our kistky with candles. In case of latex allergy, please bring your own gloves.

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Carving Class with PG Ross - A 3-session class
Jan
12
1:00 PM13:00

Carving Class with PG Ross - A 3-session class

Saturday, January 12, 2019,
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sunday, January 13, 2019
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday, January 15, 2019,
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

SOLD OUT

Participants will learn the basics of carving while making a traditional Black-bellied Plover shorebird decoy. PG uses traditional tools and techniques based on characteristics of live birds, and is strongly influenced by both past and modern carvers who fashion birds in the gunning tradition. Class is open to children and adults.

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Dogs on the Farm:  Brain Games
Oct
14
to Oct 28

Dogs on the Farm: Brain Games

  • Sundays, October 14, 21, 28 (3 weeks)
  • 12:30 p.m.
  • Instructor:  Anna Malik
  • Cost:  $85

Watch your dog become calm and focused as he solves problems through games!  Real-life skills will make your dog happy - and mentally tired.  No pre-requisite.

The Dogs on the Farm program has welcomed dogs and their people at the Barrier Islands Center since 2010.  Please contact Beth Ann at Eastern Shore Dog directly by email to reserve your place in dog classes.  bethann@easternshoredog.com.  A $25, non-refundable deposit will hold your place.

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Dogs on the Farm - Basic Obedience (choose session)
Sep
29
to Oct 27

Dogs on the Farm - Basic Obedience (choose session)

  • First Session:  Saturdays, September 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27, 9:00 a.m.
  • Second Session:  Saturdays, October 20, 27, November 3, 10, 17, 10:30 a.m.
  • Instructor:  Michelle Surran
  • Cost:  $130

Learn the fundamentals of companion obedience and how to communicate with your best friend.  Your dog will learn mouth manners (take it, leave it, get it, drop it), control behaviors (sit, down, stay) and safety behaviors (wait, recall).  We'll also work on polite leash walking and more, and add games and tricks to keep your dog engaged and learning.  No pre-requisite.  This is where your dog's education starts!

The Dogs on the Farm program has welcomed dogs and their people at the Barrier Islands Center since 2010.  Please contact Beth Ann at Eastern Shore Dog directly by email to reserve your place in dog classes.  bethann@easternshoredog.com.  A $25, non-refundable deposit will hold your place.

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Dogs on the Farm:  Reliable Recall
Sep
24
to Oct 8

Dogs on the Farm: Reliable Recall

  • Mondays, September 24, October 1, 8 (3 weeks)
  • 6:30 p.m.
  • Instructor:  Beth Ann Sabo, CNWI, CPDT-KA
  • Cost:  $85

A great way to brush up on skills that build a reliable recall, and learn games that support this life-saving behavior.  Basic obedience required or permission of the instructor.

The Dogs on the Farm program has welcomed dogs and their people at the Barrier Islands Center since 2010.  Please contact Beth Ann at Eastern Shore Dog directly by email to reserve your place in dog classes.  bethann@easternshoredog.com.  A $25, non-refundable deposit will hold your place.

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Dogs on the Farm:  Social Skills (new class!)
Sep
10
6:30 PM18:30

Dogs on the Farm: Social Skills (new class!)

  • Instructor:  Beth Ann Sabo, CNWI, CPDT-KA
  • Cost:  $25

Practice obedience behaviors in a group setting to help your dog brush up for the CGC, or just gain continued socialization.  Note:  This is not a play class - dogs will not touch noses!

The Dogs on the Farm program has welcomed dogs and their people at the Barrier Islands Center since 2010.  Please contact Beth Ann at Eastern Shore Dog directly by email to reserve your place in dog classes.  bethann@easternshoredog.com.  A $25, non-refundable deposit will hold your place.

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Fish and Mermaid Art Class
Jun
27
to Jun 28

Fish and Mermaid Art Class

  • Wednesday and Thursday, June 27th and 28th
  • 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Instructor:  Bobby Bridges
  • Ages teens to adults

 

Come get your "Garden Art" on!  This popular class is back but geared for adults now!  Participants will be supplied a solid color fish body or mermaid that they will turn into a creative masterpiece through paint, copper patina, and other fabulous details.  The power of your imagination will produce a work of "fish" or "mermaid" art ready to swim in the Eastern Shore breezes in your garden or adorn that perfect spot in your home. 

 

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Hog Island Wool Garland Felting Class
May
31
12:30 PM12:30

Hog Island Wool Garland Felting Class

  • Instructor:  Eden Ertle
  • Cost:  $50

 

Spend an afternoon making a beautiful garland to decorate your home. Participants will use Hog Island wool, grown on the Eastern Shore, to make a holiday- specific garland for a favorite season or an everyday garland for a certain room in your house.  These are great for nurseries and children’s rooms, too!  No prior experience with needle felting is needed for this class.

 

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Owl or Turkey Ornament Felting Class
Oct
25
1:00 PM13:00

Owl or Turkey Ornament Felting Class

  • Instructor: Eden Ertle. Ages: teens to adults. Cost: $40        
  • Wednesday, October 25th from 1-3 p.m. 

Join Eden Ertle of Island View Farm for a hands-on workshop using wool from her local Hog Island sheep. Participants will work with the beautiful natural and dyed fibers of Hog Island wool and make adorable ornaments using the needle felting method.  The finished product will fit in the palm of your hand and be a sweet ornament or playful table decoration for your Halloween or Thanksgiving feast. No prior sewing experience is necessary for needle felting. 

Please sign up in advance online or by calling the BIC at 757.678.5550.

 

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