Adult Enrichment Programs - New ACE Courses

Explore the NEW Adult Enrichment Programs courses offered during Summer 2018!

Baking and Pastry Arts

Gluten Free Baking

Whether you are gluten-free yourself for dietary restrictions or life-style choice, or you are hosting a gluten-averse guest, we will prepare sweet treats so flavorful, nobody will ever guess that they are gluten-free.

$95 - Total Cost

Date: Wednesday, June 20
Time: 6:30-9:30 p.m
Location: Plum Center

Russian Tips Cupcakes

Working with the intricate design of the “Russian Tips” doesn’t have to be complicated at all. Learn how to use them to create beautiful designs with beautiful flowers and leaves.

$116 - Total Cost

Dates: Wednesday, July 11 and July 18
Time: 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Location: Woodson High School

Culinary Arts

Cooking for College

Sending your kid to college and pretty sure he/she will starve? Or maybe you have found yourself newly single and have no idea how to cook for yourself? This class will give you the basics - one pot, minimal ingredients, easy to follow recipes, and even microwave cooking!

$104 - Total Cost

Date: Saturday, July 14
Time: 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Location: Woodson High School

All Italian - Appetizers to Desserts

Learn to cook delicious Italian dishes starting from scratch. Combining simple ingredients, you will create meals the whole family will love.

$141 - Total Cost

Dates: Wednesday, July 11 and July 18
Time: 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Location: Plum Center

Easy Italian Cooking

We will prepare a variety of Italian recipes. Learn to make a yummy spaghetti omelet, marsala scaloppini, sandy potatoes, coffee cookies, filled zucchini, lemon chicken balls, caramelized onion, and a pineapple tiramisu (summer dessert for adults and children).

$141 - Total Cost

Dates: Saturday, July 7 and July 14
Time: 10 a.m-1 p.m.
Location: Plum Center

Handmade Pasta

Your typical fresh, South Italy style pasta is made from a combination of semolina flour and water. After this class, you will be able to make pasta by yourself for your family and friends. Cavatelli and Sardinian gnocchetti along with sauces to accompany them.

$106 - Total Cost

Date: Friday, June 29
Time: 6:30-9:30 p.m.;
Location: Plum Center

Summer Fun with Bacon

Think German potato salad, terriyaki green beans, tomato and bacon laden pastas and even shrimp and grits. We’re rounding up our favorite summer bacon recipes for this class.

$109 - Total Cost

Date: Saturday, July 28
Time: 9:30 a.m-1:30 p.m.
Location: Woodson High School

Summer Low Country Shrimp Boil & Shortcakes

A quintessential summer dish is the Low country boil with shrimp, baby reds, corn & andouille sausage.For dessert, let's whip up some shortcakes with summer strawberries and freshly whipped cream. It's going to be such messy fun!

$104 - Total Cost

Date: Saturday, June 9
Time: 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Location: Plum Center

A Summer Feast from Italy

Summer is a wonderful time to dish out wonderful Italian classics such as panzanella, spicy watermelon with chocolate and spices, seafood salad from Sicily, buratta cheese with fresh pesto and oven roasted tomatoes and other classics! Fresh and seasonal ingredients in a colorful array and gorgeous flavors!

$124 - Total Cost

Date: Saturday, August 25
Time: 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Location: Plum Center

Summer French Cooking

In this two session class, learn the joy of French cooking. Tabbouleh, cold soups, salads, clafoutis, all summery dishes for the delight of all.

$138 - Total Cost

Dates: Tuesday, July 10 and July 17
Time: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Location: Plum Center

Healthy & Delicious French Cooking

Can healthy and delicious peacefully coexist on the same plate? OUI! I will show you how! 

$102 - Total Cost

Date: Tuesday, June 19
Time: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Location: Plum Center

Summer Soups

Let’s think outside the box and use delicious fruits and vegetables to make some exciting soups that are perfect for the hot Washington weather.

$148 - Total Cost

Dates: Saturday, July 21 and July 28
Time: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Location: Plum Center

Floral Design

Celebration Flowers in a Margarita Glass

Create a floral centerpiece in an oversize Margarita class.

$116 - Total Cost

Date: Saturday, June 16
Time: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Location: Woodson HS

Personal and Creative Interest

Knit Your Socks

Students will learn to knit socks from the cuff down, on double pointed needles. The focus of this class is the sock shaping and technique. Materials to bring to class: 300 yards of light colored worsted weight yarn and size 7 or 8 double pointed needles.

$164 - Total Cost

Dates: Friday, June 22, June 29, July 6, and July 13
Time: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Location: Plum Center

Creative Poetry on Your Fingertips

In this class we explore four different styles of poetry over four sessions: Free verse, Narrative, Sufi, and Beat. We understand the writing process behind each style and the distinct differences in tone, practice writing within each style, and discuss the various ways in which one might publish their poetry.

$147 - Total Cost

Dates: Saturday, July 7, July 14, July 21, and July 28
Time: 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Location: Lake Braddock Secondary School


Calling all Playwrights! Take your plays, in progress or finished, to a new level, with fellow playwrights “working out” each others’ scenes for blocking, dialogue, props, and more with the playwright directing.

$211 - Total Cost

Dates: Monday, June 11-July 30
Time: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Location: Pimmit Hills Center



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