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5 Suggestions for Trying Something New This New Year

Jan 03, 2024 01:37PM ● By Elise Renaud
A new year means new beginnings. For many, this means the start of a new activity, challenge, or adventure. For those looking to try something new, here are five different classes to consider.

King Arthur Baking Classes

Since 2000, King Arthur Baking Company has been helping beginners and advanced bakers learn the art form. With classes in Norwich, Vermont, Skagit Valley, Washington, online, and on demand, there is something that fits everyone’s schedule.

For in-person classes, the bakery provides all the equipment, tools, and ingredients necessary for class participation. Students are asked to bring a cooler if they have a long trip home to make sure their baked goods remain fresh.

See what classes the school has to offer here.

AVA Gallery and Art Center

Art has a way of bridging generations and centuries, but developing our artistic skills can be daunting. The AVA Gallery and Art Center offers a wide range of classes for all ages. From woodworking and welding to drawing and ceramics, there is something for everyone.

Learn more about what the gallery has to offer and register for classes here.

The Center for Cartoon Studies

Many people have fond memories of reading the comic strips in the weekend newspapers growing up. Why not give creating a comic a try yourself?

The Center for Cartoon Studies offers several classes that teach the art of creating the Sunday Funnies. Classes vary throughout the year. For more information, visit the center’s website.

Upper Valley Music Center

For music lovers, the Upper Valley Music Center holds several different classes and private lessons. From gaining the skills to understand a master’s musical performance to learning the guitar and reading choral sheet music, there’s something for everyone who is looking to expand their musical knowledge.

The Studio Yoga + Fitness

Keep your fitness goals in check this year by heading to The Studio Yoga + Fitness for a class. The fitness studio offers hot yoga, flow, HIIT, and more. There’s something for all athletic abilities and interests.

The Studio offers a first-month introductory rate of $49 for unlimited classes. Prices vary after that depending on the package you choose. For membership details, click here. Drop-in rates are $25 per class.

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