Learn to make jewelry
A new jewelry-making class will start on Tuesday, Sept. 17, with instructor Sue Ozanne.
Students will learn to make their own "jump ring" bracelet during a two-hour workshop. Students will learn how to bend and loop rings to make a piece of wearable art. All materials and tools will be provided.
The class, which takes place from 1 to 3 p.m., is limited to students. The cost is $50 for members and $60 for nonmembers. Registration and payment is required by Friday, Sept. 13.
Without a cookbook
Certified home chef Paula Nusslein launches a new Cooking Essentials series of classes beginning Tuesday, Sept. 17.
The classes are designed to help the home chef cook with confidence and breathe new life into their everyday cooking. Class format includes lecture, demonstrations and tastings. Students learn the how and why behind cooking methods and techniques, as well as how to buy, store, prepare and serve food. All topics and recipes demonstrated in class will be provided in a handout for use at home.
The first two classes of 10 are offered in September. "Stocks I: White Stocks for Quick 'n Easy Soups, Pan Sauce, and Rice" will take place Sept. 17. Attendees will learn to make two chicken and vegetable stocks. "Sauces I: Two "Mother sauces" will be offered on Tuesday, Sept. 24. Students will learn key components of a good sauce. Classes run from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and are $55 for members and $70 for nonmembers. Class size is limited to 18.
Painting classes to begin
Painting classes will resume on Tuesday, Sept. 17, with artist and instructor Bernice Weiss.
Students of all abilities are welcome. Students provide materials for the medium of their choice. Classes run for 10 weeks each week from 12:45 to 3:45 p.m.
The cost is $100 for members and $150 for nonmembers.
Canasta to be taught
Learn & Play Canasta classes with instructor Sue Ozanne begin on Thursday, Sept. 19.
Over three Thursday afternoons, new students will learn the flow of the game, how to create melds, point values, scoring and going out, as well as tips on strategies to help your partnership come out ahead. Those who have some experience may chose to learn "Hand and Foot" Canasta.
Classes take place from 1 to 3 p.m. The other two days are Sept. 26 and Oct. 10. The cost is $65 for members and $85 for nonmembers. Prepayment is required by Sept. 17. Maximum class size is 16.
The Darien Community Association, 274 Middlesex Road, can be reached by visiting dariendca.org, calling 203-655-9050 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.