Life Choices Workshop

  • Older adults feel good about aging in spite of ageism

    Life choices will be offering the following workshop -- Empowering your journey as a solo ager: Securing independence, peace of mind, and fulfillment for the years ahead. This multi-session will deep dive into the topics introduced in "How to Thrive while Aging Solo." In this enlightening guide, you'll learn proactive strategies to age confidently solo. Whether by choice or circumstances, solo agers find themselves planning their futures independently without the support of a partner, spouse, or family. Take charge by developing a comprehensive plan that ensures independence, freedom of choice, and personal satisfaction. Topics include practical tips on aging, aging in place modifications, crafting essential medical directives, establishing robust social networks, and assembling a care team before any crisis arises. By planning ahead now, you can confidently embrace the future and embrace the joys of living life to the fullest! You can attend one monthly workshop or all five.

    INSTRUCTOR: Nicole Boyer, MS CDP, Nicole has been passionately dedicated to the field of gerontology since 2010 with a strong focus on geriatric care management and dementia care. Over the years, she has accumulated extensive experience through various roles in hospice, skilled nursing, inpatient rehab, homecare, memory care, senior living, adult foster care, and non-profit continuing care retirement communities.  

    WHERE: Milan Middle School

    WHEN: January 24 and February 20

    COST: FREE

    To register and pay on-line, please visit:

    https://payments.efundsforschools.com/v3/districts/56599/​ 

     

     

     

Pottery Class


  • Join us for a fun, hands-on workshop and make a unique, personalized ceramic dish. All bowls will be food-safe, microwave-safe, dishwasher-safe, and can be enjoyed for years! Students will be able to choose their own glaze color(s). For ages 5 and up! Children under 12 must be accompanied by a parent or other adult. Provided by One Acre Ceramics. There is a minimum enrollment of 10 students and a maximum of 20.

    Bowls will be glazed and fired at One Acre Studio and will be returned to Milan Middle School for pickup 2-3 weeks after the session.

    WHEN: Saturday February 10 from 1:00-2:00p  

    WHERE: Milan Middle School Cafeteria 

    COST: $17/person per Saturday (accompanying adult does not pay extra unless they plan to make their own pottery piece)

    Provided by One Acre Ceramics 734-904-6322

     

    To register and pay on-line, please visit:

    https://payments.efundsforschools.com/v3/districts/56599/​ 

     

Boating Safety Class

  • This is a Michigan Safe Boating Course offered by the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Department. This course of designed to teach both beginning and experienced boaters the "Rules of the Road". This course will provide attendees an opportunity to obtain a Michigan Boaters Safety Certificate.

    Did you know? Persons less than 12 years can only operate a boat of more than 6hp but no more than 35 hp legally if they have been issued a boating certificate and are supervised on board by a person at least 16 years of age. Those born on or after July 1, 1996 may operate a boat only if they have been issued a boating safety certificate. Those born before July 1, 1996 may operate a boat legally without restrictions. Personal watercraft can be driven by 14 and 15 year olds only if they obtained a boating safety certificate and are accompanied on board by their parent or legal guardian. Those at least 16 years of age and born after December 31, 1978 may operate a PWC legally only if they have obtained a boating safety certificate.

    WHEN:  Date TBD for 2024 from 8:00am-4:00pm (bring a lunch)

    WHERE: Milan Middle School, Community Education Classroom

    COST: $20.00

    Instructor: Washtenaw County Sheriff's Department

     

    To register and pay online, please visit:

Instant Piano for Hopelessly Busy People

  • In just a few hours, you can learn enough secrets of the trade to give you years of musical enjoyment. Learn to play piano the way professionals do - using chords! Since this class is being held online with Zoom, you will be able to sit at your piano or keyboard at home and take this course with no pressure at all. And, since this course includes an online book and online follow-up video lessons, you will be able to continue your practice and study on your own. You will also be provided with a recording of the class and an optional periodic online question and answer session. The course is partly lecture/demonstration and partly hands on instruction. Class is limited to 25 people. For ages 13+

    Topics Include:

    • How chords work in a song
    • How to get more out of sheet music by reading less of it
    • How to form the three main types of chords
    • How to handle different keys and time signatures
    • How to avoid "counting"
    • How to simplify over 12,000 complex chords

    WHEN: Monday February 19 2024 from 6:30p to 9:30p

    WHERE: On Zoom

    COST: $69 (this includes the online materials)

    To register and pay online, please visit:

    https://payments.efundsforschools.com/v3/districts/56599/​

Instant Guitar for Hopelessly Busy People

  • Chords Are Key

    Have you ever wanted to learn the guitar but can't find the time? In just a few hours you can learn enough about playing the guitar to give you years of musical enjoyment, and you won't have to take private lessons to do it! This crash course will teach you some basic chords and get you playing along with your favorite songs right away. And, since this course includes an online book and online follow-up video lessons, you will be able to continue your practice and study on your own. You will also be provided with a recording of the class and an optional periodic online question and answer session. The course is partly lecture/demonstration and partly hands on instruction. Class is limited to 25 students. For ages 13+

    Topics Include:

    • How chords work in a song
    • How to form the three main types of chords
    • How to tune your guitar
    • How to buy a good guitar (and what to avoid)
    • How to play along with simple tunes
    • Basic strumming patterns

    WHEN: Tuesday February 20 2024 from 6:30p-9:00p

    WHERE: On Zoom

    COST: $69 (this includes the online materials)

    To register and pay on-line, please visit:

    https://payments.efundsforschools.com/v3/districts/56599/​