Thursday, December 30, 2010

December Calendar- Keep warm with the Free Skool

December may be cold, but there are lots of classes and events planned to keep things warms. Click the calendar above to print your own December Calendar and make sure to always check the Google Calendar for the most up-to-date information on all classes, events, and shenanigans.

Wondering what the Free Skool experience is like? Check out photos of past classes, events, and DIY Fests at our flickr photo albums. And, Yes! We have video too! You can watch us on YouTube. Just type in "Ann Arbor Free Skool" in the search.

Check out what is cookin' this December:

DIY Fest

Saturday, December 4th at 2pm- ? at Luther Cooperative (1520 Hill)

A full day of workshops, classes, live music, fabulous free store, all-day

potluck, and closing bonfire. Bike Winterizing, Soap Making, Capoeira,

Lucid Dreaming, Massage, and many many more! Live Performances by

Scissors Now, Honey, The Rainbow Vomit Family Band and puppet show

by Patrick Elkins!

Recycled Card Making

Saturday, December 11th at 1pm, Basement of Cafe Ambrosia (326 Maynard)

Do you love the ritual of Holiday Greeting cards for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, or Solstice,

but hate the idea of adding to the landfill? How about using recycled materials to create the holiday greetings? Don't know how? Come for an afternoon of fun turning recycled materials into fun greeting cards. You can use these ideas for birthday cards, thank you cards, and whatever else you want a card for.

How to Manage Your Own Band

Monday, December 13th at 7pm at Cafe Ambrosia (326 Maynard)

Join Matthew Altruda, music management guru from the Macpodz for

a journey through the world of Indepenent Music Management-

Promotion, Booking, General Management and much more.

Documentary & Discussion- Food Inc.

Wednesday, December 15th at 8pm- Digital Ops (525 Liberty)

Filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our nation's food industry,

exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that has been hidden from

the American consumer with the consent of our government's regulatory

agencies, USDA and FDA. Featuring interviews with experts as Eric

Schlosser (Fast Food Nation), Michael Pollan (The Omnivore's Dilemma,

In Defense of Food) and other forward thinking social entrepreneurs,

Food, Inc. reveals the truths about what we eat, how it's produced, who we

have become as a nation and where we are going from here.

Reflexology 1.1- Hands

Every other Thursday at 7pm at

ICC Educational Center (1520 Hill behind Luther Cooperative)

Basics of Reflexology and Hand massage. Work at a computer? Text way too much?

Sometimes feel like hitting inanimate objects? This class could be for you.

Come down and learn some basic hand routines and often used reflexology points.

Email us beforehand to receive class info to get practicing. Bring a friend and turn

your hands into hands again.

Simply Cooking

Every other Sunday at 1pm at Luther House Cooperative (1520 Hill)

Simply Cooking is a series of free bi-weekly culinary demonstrations.

Local chefs Aren Stobby and Connor Otto will teach the fundamentals of cooking

and share their knowledge about culinary arts, nutrition and sustainable practices.

Check out the blog:

December 5th- Hearty Soups

December 19th- Dips and Condiments

Stone Tortoise Tai Chi Community

Every Monday at 8:30pm at

ICC Educational Center (1520 Hill behind Luther Cooperative)

Jeff Blu teaches fundamentals of tai chi, including stretching, breathing, light

calisthenic exercises, moving meditation, and simple self-defense techniques.

This is a group for the sharing and exploration of practical skills to reduce stress,

enhance health, and to progressively develop ones mental/physical capabilities.

Beginners welcome.

Food Not Bombs

Every Sunday: Preparation at 1:30pm- Far House (2606 Packard)

Dinner served at 4pm- 6pm in Liberty Plaza

Food Not Bombs believes that food is a right, not a privilege, and that poverty

is a form of violence. We provide free meals as a way to protest poverty, war and

violence while advocating for peace, love and freedom; come lend a hand to prepare

and serve these meals. Contact Joe at:

Questions? Comments? Suggestions? Want to teach? Have a space for classes?
Drop us an email-

See you soon- Ann Arbor Free Skool