Welcome to Pybus University, where learning is a lifelong adventure.

Pybus Public Market is pleased to offer a series of unique and fun classes for the general public. Classes are free, unless otherwise indicated below. Some classes have a limited number of attendees, so be sure to sign up early! The location of most classes will be in the Pybus LocalTel Event Room. Each class will last 60 to 90 minutes and will be a one night event. Classes are taught by local volunteers with an interest and aptitude in the subject. The public is invited to register for as many classes as you like.

To register, click the “Register Now” link next to the class listings. Once you receive the automated confirmation of enrollment, simply show up for the 7:00pm class at the designated date at Pybus Market. Classes start promptly at 7:00pm.

Thank you for your interest in Pybus University.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email

PLEASE only register for classes you plan to attend. Double check your calendars. A significant number of people register and don’t show up. This creates extra work for our volunteer crew, and for capped classes means your friends are unable to attend. Please flag your registration email. If you can’t attend, let us know. Our speakers volunteer their time and expertise. Help us keep Pybus U classes free to the public, and a place where community meets!

Pybus Foundation is pleased to announce the fall lineup of Pybus University classes! Classes will be held on Tuesday nights at 7:00pm from October to December on unique topics for the general public. Classes are taught by local volunteers with an interest and aptitude in the subject. The public is invited to register for as many classes as they like. All classes are free and open to the public!

Pybus University classes are returning for the Fall of 2023 and will be hosted from 7pm to 8pm Tuesday evenings in the LocalTel event center at Pybus Public Market (unless otherwise indicated below). Any questions can be directed to the Pybus University Coordinator at

Class Descriptions - Fall 2023

October 24, 2023

Do You Have Enough Money To Run Your Business

with Andy Pedro

Class Title: How Businesses Use Credit

When a company doesn’t have sufficient access to funds, it can hurt their ability to operate efficiently and their opportunity for growth. While you can’t solve every problem by throwing money at it, having adequate access to the capital you need can help your business run smoothly. In this workshop, business owners will learn the value of creditworthiness and how to maintain a good business credit score. They’ll also discover the types of credit that businesses use for short-term needs and long-term needs. Understanding how you can use credit to maximize your business’s potential is an essential step in growing your company.

Instructor: Andy Petro is the Commercial Market Leader at North Cascades Bank. With decades of experience leveraging financial knowledge, analytical ability, and leadership skills, he can help you grow your business and profitability. 

November 7, 2023

Diet for a warming planet....

with Joan Qazi and Jana Fischback

Class Title: Diet for a Warming Planet: How the Food You Eat Affects the Climate Crisis

It can be overwhelming as just one person to try to have a positive impact on our environment. A great place to start is with what we eat. How do our choices while shopping for food and while in the kitchen affect the planet? Join us to learn how eating local, organic or plant-based – and what we do with food waste – impacts on our carbon footprint. Get localized tips specifically for living and eating sustainably in NCW.

Instructor: Joan Qazi and Jana Fischback are two local climate experts who have lived a vegetarian lifestyle for a combined 20 years. Joan is a Geography Professor and Sustainability Coordinator at Wenatchee Valley College. She is also trained as a Climate Reality Leader and her research has included sustainable agriculture and local food systems. Jana is Executive Director at Sustainable NCW, a local nonprofit that promotes a culture of environmental stewardship and social sustainability. 

November 14, 2023

ski readiness injury prevention workshop

Are you planning on skiing this Winter? Is your body ready? This class is designed to determine how prepared you are for skiing and will pinpoint your weaknesses, so that you can work on them for a more successful and injury-free season. In this class, you will be tested and scored in a variety of areas including strength, balance, flexibility, power, control, and form. Bring all your skiing buddies and make it into a fun pre-season competition!

Brief Bio: Physical Therapist Dr. Lauren Johnson has been practicing in the Wenatchee Valley for the last 10 years. He specializes in keeping athletes and active people healthy, strong and resilient to injuries, as well as helping individuals to optimize their potential through performance assessment and coaching.

December 5, 2023

What is that Bird?

with Tucker Jonas

Class Title: What’s that Bird? Nature Journaling with WRI 

Have you ever been curious about the natural world around you? Are you interested in learning more about birds? In this class we will have the unique hands-on opportunity to explore a collection of bird specimens on loan from the Wenatchee Valley College Biology Department. We’ll start off the class learning about what it means to be a naturalist, and then discuss the importance and benefits of keeping a nature journal. Next, we’ll take a closer look into the lives of birds, bird science (ornithology), and bird identification. You’ll then create your own nature journal entry while observing a real bird specimen up close! Curiosity and creativity are encouraged. Leave with a new appreciation for the birds, plants, and other animals that live alongside us.

Instructors: Tucker Jonas is an Educator with Wenatchee River Institute. He has been teaching people of all ages about nature for ten years, and loves spending time outdoors looking for birds.

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