Grandparents and grandchildren have a unique opportunity to connect with each other while learning a new skill at Flathead Valley Community College’s Grandparents’ College on July 18. FVCC’s Continuing Education Center is offering four new intergenerational classes this year, including “Japanese Language and Culture,” “When I Was Your Age,” “Beginning Birding,” and “Cooking from the Heart.”
Chef Shannon Hayashi, the director of FVCC’s Culinary Arts program, will teach “Cooking from the Heart.” Participants will learn how to make a pasta dish, salad and dessert, and then enjoy a meal together. This class is recommended for children in grades 4 through 6. A morning and an afternoon session are offered, and cost to participate is $25 per person per session.
Glacier National Park ranger and naturalist Leigh Claussen will teach “Beginning Birding.” Participants will take a two-hour morning walk followed by an afternoon lesson on identifying bird species. This class is recommended for children in grades 4 through 6. Cost to participate is $39 per person.
Japanese native Yoshimi Yamamoto will teach “Japanese Language and Culture.” Participants will create origami art and sushi to enjoy in class, as well as learn about Japanese customs and etiquette. This class is recommended for children in grades 4 through 6. Cost to participate is $44 per person.
Genealogist Beverly Zierow will teach “When I Was Your Age.” She will help participants create a short family book with places for stories and photographs. This class is recommended for children in grades 3 through 6. Cost to participate is $39 per person.
With the exception of “Cooking from the Heart,” all classes run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and include a 45-minute break for lunch.
For more information or to register for Grandparents’ College, call 756-3832 or visit www.fvcc.edu/continuing-ed.