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Build a Better Blueberry Crepe
Date: June 8
Time: 5:30pm
Ages: 18 years and up.
Registration: Free. No registration.
Join us as we get in the spirit of Blueberry Festival weekend and learn how easy it is to make Blueberry Butter wrapped in delicious crepes!

Best Blueberry Body Scrub
Date: June 9
Time: 3:30pm
Ages: 18 years and up.
Registration: Free. No registration.
More Blueberry Festival weekend fun awaits with this drop-in make and take workshop on how to make fresh fruit body scrubs.

Becoming a U.S. Citizen
Date: June 13
Time: 6:00pm
Ages: 18 years & up
Registration: Free. No registration.
Rosa Ramirez from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement will provide information about becoming a U.S. citizen. Ramirez will explain the forms, fees, the citizenship exam and interview process. Information will be provided in English and Spanish.  Rosa Ramírez de la Oficina de Inmigración dará información sobre cómo ser ciudadano de los Estados Unidos. Ramírez explicará las formas, el examen de ciudadanía y el proceso de entrevista. La información estará en inglés y español.

Detox Your Home
Date: June 15Time: 5:30pm
Ages: 18 years and up.
Registration: Free. Please register by the day before the event.
Learn how to detoxify your home with essential oils, and then put your newfound knowledge to work by making your own sunscreen. Facilitated by Kim Briggs.

Spice Swap & Around the World Tasting
Date: June 17
Time: 2:30pm
Ages: 18 years & up
Registration: Free. Please register by the day before the event.
Does your cupboard have too many containers of cream of tartar, but no salt? Do you have more turmeric than you’ll ever need? Bring your extra spices and swap with other cooks. We’ll also learn some fun spice substitutes and other uses for your not-so-fresh spices. Then, we’ll have a tasting tour around the world of uniquely spiced dishes. Bring an empty stomach!

Cinema en Español- Selena (PG)
Date: 17 de junio (June 17)
Time: 6:30pm
Ages: Todas familias! (All families.)  
Registration: Gratis. Favor de registrarse el día antes de la película. (Free. Please register by the day before the event.)

Scrapbooking 101
Date: June 20
Time: 5:30pm
Ages: 18 years and up.
Registration: Free. Please register by the day before the event.
Whether you’re a seasoned scrapbooker or looking for a new hobby, we’ll have something for you at this workshop. Come to gather ideas, try fun materials and tools, and socialize with other creative folks.

International Yoga Day
Date: June 21
Time: 5:30pm
Ages: 18 years and up.
Registration: Free. Please register by the day before the event.
To celebrate International Yoga Day, this one-hour class will introduce and guide you through a series of beginner-accessible Hatha yoga postures and breathing exercises. Facilitated by Shannon Madden.

Building a Capsule Wardrobe
Date: June 22
Time: 5:30pm
Ages: 18 years and up.
Registration: Free. Please register by the day before the event.
What if your crammed, overwhelming closet was suddenly airy and organized? What if every piece of your clothing was your favorite? What if you could feel confident and put together every day and for every occasion without hours of planning? You can and it's easy to do so on any budget with a capsule wardrobe. Learn the basic principles behind this minimalist method of an approximately 30-50 piece wardrobe that will help you define your personal style and get you out the door and perfectly dressed in a matter of minutes every day! Facilitated by Mary Turner.

Build a Better World Movie Night - Loving (PG-13)
Date: June 23
Time: 6:30pm
Ages: 13 years and up.
Registration: Free. Please register by the day before the event.
Join us for a film event and delicious snacks in collaboration with the Friends of the Visual Arts.  These events will be offered in addition to the First Friday Film Series at the Cole Art Center.

Meditation Basics
Date: June 24
Time: 1:30pm
Ages: 18 years and up.
Registration: Free. Please register by the day before the event.
This class will be a basic introduction to the practice of meditation. The benefits of a regular meditation practice have been touted for thousands of years, with recent research showing the quantifiable physical health benefits. No experience necessary. Facilitated by Arrie Tucker.

Bookbinding Workshop
Date: June 29
Time: 5:30pm
Ages: 18 years and up.
Registration: Free. Please register by the day before the event.
Join us for an interactive workshop on various bookbinding techniques, and you will get to make your own book to take home.

Stress: What It Is & How to Work With It
Date: July 1
Time: 1:30pm
Ages: 18 years and up.
Registration: Free. Please register by the day before the event.
This is a holistic contemplative approach to stress. Stress is experienced by every living person, yet is often seen as a villain attempting to ruin people's lives. This class will discuss the physical, psychological, and ecological implications of stress and how one might better understand and utilize the stress mechanism. Facilitated by Arrie Tucker.

Build a Better Forest
Date: July 6
Time: 5:30pm
Ages: 18 years and up.
Registration: Free. Please register by the day before the event.
Join John Boyette, District Forester III with the Texas A&M Forest Service, for an enlightening perspective on one of our greatest local features, our trees!

Cupcake Construction
Date: July 7
Time: 5:30pm
Ages: 18 years and up.
Registration: Free. Please register by the day before the event.
Learn techniques for frosting and decorating the most inviting and exciting baked treats. Of course, we’ll be tasting our works of art, so come hungry!

The Way of Council: A Deep Listening Practice
Date: July 8
Time: 1:30pm
Ages: 18 years and up.
Registration: Free. Please register by the day before the event.
Council practice is a community building, deep listening practice. The council format asks participants to share and listen to the stories shared by one another. Facilitated by Arrie Tucker.

Clothing Swap
Date: July 8
Time: 2:30pm
Ages: 18 years and up.
Registration: Free. No registration.
Gather gently used items you no longer need and come to a clothing & toy swap party.  You may bring adult’s and children’s clothes, as well as toys, to exchange with others.  Party leftovers will be donated to a local charity organization. In collaboration with Resilient Nacogdoches.

One Simple Change to a Healthier You
Date: July 13
Time: 5:30pm
Ages: 18 years and up.
Registration: Free. Please register by the day before the event.
Learn how to make one easy change at a time to improve your eating, hydration, sleep, stress, and physical activity. Taking on one change  at a time helps build to changing to an overall healthier lifestyle. Facilitated by Brandi Cartwright.

Building a Stronger Immune System
Date: July 15
Time: 2:30pm
Ages: 18 years and up.
Registration: Free. Please register by the day before the event.
Cold season coming?  Learn some easy ways to use essential oils to boost your immune system and help prevent yourself from getting sick. Facilitated by Vanessa Pratt.

College $avings Plans
Date: July 18
Time: 6:00pm
Ages: 18 years and up. (Students grades 6th and up may also attend.)
Registration: Free. No registration.
Christina Wittich, Outreach Specialist for Texas Tuition Promise Fund, will explain the various prepaid and college-savings funds that are available. She’ll help you navigate the payment options and show how to estimate college costs. It’s never too early to start saving for college.

Build a Better Environment
Date: July 20
Time: 5:30pm
Ages: 18 years and up.
Registration: Free. Please register by the day before the event.
Join John Boyette, District Forester III with the Texas A&M Forest Service, and Katie Blevins, Executive Coordinator of Keep Nacogdoches Beautiful, for discussions about how to get involved in making a difference for the environment, right outside your front door. Kids may attend for a companion workshop next door at STEAM 4 Kids.

Basic Soapmaking
Date: July 22
Time: 2:30pm
Ages: 18 years and up.
Registration: Free. Please register by the day before the event.
Learn how to create easy, healthy, natural, and beautiful soaps for your family. They make great easy ideas for gift giving season, too! Facilitated by Lauren Bible.

Movie Night - Doctor Strange (PG-13)
Date: July 22
Time: 5:30pm
Ages: 13 years and up.
Registration: Free. Please register by the day before the event.
Join us for a film event and delicious snacks in collaboration with the Friends of the Visual Arts.  These events will be offered in addition to the First Friday Film Series at the Cole Art Center.

Smash Books
Date: July 27

Time: 5:30pm

Ages: 18 years and up.

Registration: Free. Please register by the day before the event.

Smash Books embrace a wide variety of unique and quirky ways to document your life.  Bring your own for new ideas, or just learn what it’s all about. We’ll give away some samples, and have plenty of time to try new techniques.

Bullet Journaling

Date: August 1

Time: 5:30pm

Ages: 18 years and up.

Registration: Free. Please register by the day before the event.

Bullet journals are touted as the “analog system for the digital age” and are a dynamic and extremely flexible and customizable way to organize your life.  Learn the basic techniques to get started.

In the Garden: Seed Saving Workshop

Date: August 19

Time: 2:30pm

Ages: 18 years and up.

Registration: Free. Please register by the day before the event.

Learn how to save seeds of common local vegetables and flowers and get advice on how to make sure your seeds grow from season to season.  All levels of experience are welcomed. Facilitated by Jheri-Lynn McSwain, Shelby County Extension Agent.