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.
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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 University classes are returning for the spring 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Class Descriptions - Spring 2023
Are you ready if disaster strikes?
with Hannah Christen
Disaster can strike at any moment. Are you and your family prepared? Learn how to protect your home and your loved ones from a disaster through this Be Red Cross Ready course. We will cover three simple, and achievable steps to making you better prepared: Get a Kit, Make a Plan, Be Informed.
Instructor: Hannah Christen is the Disaster Preparedness Manager for the American Red Cross covering Washington State and Northern Idaho. In her 4 years with the Red Cross, she has taught over 5,000 kids, adults and businesses about preparing for and recovering after disasters. When not in the classroom, she responds to active disaster zones across the country to provide humanitarian assistance. Hannah has been a Wenatchee resident for 3 years.
Gardening Indoors & Planning; It's never too early to start planning!
with Chelsea Trout
Have you always wanted to grow your own food, herbs, or flowers, but have never known where to start? Or maybe you were worried about not having enough space. It’s never too late in the year to start planning for the next! There are a lot of things you can do and grow over winter.
In this class, we’ll start by learning about plant hardiness zones, understanding seed packets, and what is needed. Next, we’ll dive a little deeper with a discussion on which plants grow well next to each other (handouts provided to take home). We will also learn about how to plan out the space of your garden or inside by a window/with lights, with designated time to sketch your own garden designs with assistance. At the end of the class, we’ll have an open discussion where you can ask questions and we can problem-solve together. You may even get some tips for holiday gifts for the gardeners in your life! Have you always wanted to grow your own food, herbs, or flowers, but have never known where to start? Or maybe you were worried about not having enough space. It’s never too late in the year to start planning for the next! There are a lot of things you can do and grow over winter.
In this class, we’ll start by learning about plant hardiness zones, understanding seed packets, and what is needed. Next, we’ll dive a little deeper with a discussion on which plants grow well next to each other (handouts provided to take home). We will also learn about how to plan out the space of your garden or inside by a window/with lights, with designated time to sketch your own garden designs with assistance. At the end of the class, we’ll have an open discussion where you can ask questions and we can problem-solve together. You may even get some tips for holiday gifts for the gardeners in your life!
Instructor: Chelsea Trout is a Community Programs Educator for the Wenatchee River Institute.She has worked in environmental and public education for over ten years and is an avid gardener.
Tribal Belly Dance
with Lisa Marie Morgan
In this tribal bellydance class, we will learn a series of simple moves that will result in a fun group choreography by the end of class. Tribal belly dance moves are grounded to the earth and are designed to be danced in a community. Picture a group of women dancing around a fire under a full moon! Further, tribal belly dance is a great way to stretch and ease sore muscles while strengthening others. No dance experience required. Wear comfortable clothes that allow easy movement and feel free to wear some flair. Jingle skirts will be provided.
Instructor: Lisa Marie Morgan has been dancing informally for most of her life. She has experience in tribal bellydance, Latin dances including salsa, flamenco and all the moves needed at a discoteca. She recently moved to Wenatchee from Portland, Oregon, where she studied with Tribal Heart Bellydance.
Join us for a conversation about Mammography at Pybus! We will discuss the basics of how a mammogram is performed, the different types of mammograms, and what happens if you are called back for additional images. We will show examples of various breast densities and discuss risk implications. We will review up-to-date screening recommendation guidelines for patients with average and increased risk of breast cancer. Risk assessment tools will be introduced.
Instructors: Presenters: Naziya Samreen MD, Brandon Stott MD, and Adrienne Hansen MD
Diabetes and you
with Maddy Schnur
Diabetes can be hard to manage when you don’t completely understand it. You’re expected to eat healthy, be physically active, monitor blood sugars, and take medication to reduce your risk of complication. This class offers the tools and techniques you need to control your diabetes instead of letting it control you. Topics include nutrition, medication, monitoring, and how to prevent long term complication. We will provide educational material to take home.
Instructors: This class will be taught by Maddy Schnur, Diabetic Educator, Registered Dietician from Confluence Health.
with Patty Huffer
This class is a wonderful introduction to the creative art of weaving. Patty, your instructor, will show you the supplies needed for this craft. She will walk you through the process and show examples of what it looks like at different stages of a weaving project. And you will be able to see what a finished weaving project looks like. If you have ever had the desire to try this wonderful crafting technique either to create something for a friend, for your home or just for yourself you are going to want to be a part of this 101 class.
Registration to come!
Instructor: The instructor for this class will be Patty Huffer from Designs from the Loom Room.
Cask Beer Sampling
with Randy Embernate from The Taproom
Join us for an evening of tasting where we will be sharing specifically crafted cask beer with you. What is it? Cask ale, also known as cask-conditioned beer or ‘real’ ale, is beer that undergoes secondary fermentation in the barrel. Brewers of cask ale don’t interfere with it, they don’t filter it, and they don’t pasteurize it. It is naturally carbonated so we pour it without any pressure, just gravity.
I will have 3 casks available.
Dunkel Bock (Dark Lager)
West Coast IPA
Instructor: Randy Embernate owner of The Taproom by Hellbent Brewing
The History of Pybus Public Market
with Travis Hornby
Join in a walk through the history of how the Pybus Public Market came to be! In this class, participants will learn about the process of creating this market space from concept into the building and establishment it is today. Join members who helped in the process at the beginning of conception and construction, to the members who are a part of the market’s day to day operations now. Learn a bit more about the history of E.T. Pybus, the namesake of the market itself.
Instructor: This class will be presented by Travis Hornby, current general manager of the Pybus Public Market, previous directors and those who were a part of the market’s conception.
with Members of the North Central Dahlia Society
We want to help you make 2023 a great year for dahlia gardeners, whether you are a veteran grower or new to the world of dahlia growing! This class will provide a hands-on demonstration of how to plant and care for your dahlias. Members of the NCW Dahlia Society will talk about which dahlias grow well in this climate, and will show you how to prepare your garden, plant your tubers and tend your plants throughout the growing season. We will talk about soil preparation, selection of the best planting locations and discuss routine maintenance that is common to dahlia growers across the Northwest. We will discuss the different forms and varieties of dahlia, how to interpret dahlia terminology and where to go for additional resources as your season progresses. Tools, accessories, supporting/staking and labeling will be discussed. We will briefly touch on how you can increase your dahlia stock by taking cuttings from your tubers.
Bring your questions and ideas. Everyone in attendance will receive a coupon for a free tuber at our spring tuber sales, tentatively scheduled for April 22nd and April 29th at Pybus Public Market. Depending on COVID 19 protocols, dates and location may need to be changed before April, so check our website for the most up-to-date information – www.ncwdahlias.org. and NCW Dahlia Society on Facebook. https://facebook.com/groups/145411732165626.
Instructor: This class will be taught by members of the North Central Washington Dahlia Society. Among these are American Dahlia Society accredited judges as well as avid dahlia growers with a commitment to providing support to local community members who are interested in growing and showing dahlias.