Classes + Events

Upcoming classes

21 October

Lessons Learned Down the Mississippi

time 2 p.m. Registration is open


👤 Instructor: Alyssum Pohl

22 October

Fall Tree Identification

time 1 p.m. Registration is closed

Is that a beech, or are you barking up the wrong tree? 

👤 Instructor: Gabriel Popkin

24 October

Queer Book Club: The Summer We Got Free

time 7 p.m. Registration is open

When a mysterious woman arrives unexpectedly for a visit, something is reignited in Ava: The indifferent woman she has become begins to give way to the wild girl, and the passionate artist, she used to be.

👤 Instructor: Johnna Percell

26 October

Blisters, Burns, Breaks, and Bites: Wilderness First Aid

time 7 p.m. Waitlist

Before heading off to the wilds of the Shenandoah Valley to explore the fall foliage, learn how to be safe with basic wilderness first aid.

👤 Instructor: Tom Mpande

29 October

Ancient History of Essential Oils

time 6:30 p.m.

Discover the origins of one of nature’s most powerful elements — essential oils!

👤 Instructor: Jensy Scarola

Registration opens at 8 a.m. on 21 October

Recent classes

8 October

The Basics of Investing

time 1:30 p.m.

If you get the facts about saving and investing and follow through with an intelligent plan, you should be able to gain financial security over the years.

👤 Instructor: Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy

30 September

Reinterpreting Pop Culture Through the Hard Side of Japanese Idol Music

time 1 p.m.

Some people try to shift paradigms; others take a club to them and make beautiful art from the shards.

👤 Instructor: Homicidol Maniac

24 September

DC State Fair: A Puppet Demo with Wit’s End Puppets

time 5 p.m.

Think of it as a puppet petting zoo.

👤 Instructor: Wit's End Puppets

DC State Fair: Urban Agriculture Panel Discussion

time 4 p.m.

👤 Instructor: Knowledge Commons DC

Improv Comedy for Beginners

time 3 p.m.

Whether you’re looking to be a part of the next great generation of great comedians or you just want to strengthen your humerus, this class is for you!

👤 Instructor: Murphy McHugh

DC State Fair: Build Your Own Body Weight Workout

time 3 p.m.

Get ready to move!

👤 Instructor: Gitanjali Borkar

DC State Fair: Fingerpainting

time 2 p.m.

Let's get hands-on with fingerpainting!

👤 Instructor: Liz Liang

DC State Fair: Public Space Recycling with Anacostia Riverkeeper

time 1 p.m.

Reduce. Reuse. RECYCLE.

👤 Instructor: Anacostia Riverkeeper

DC State Fair: Flower Arrangement Demo

time 11:30 a.m.

Celebrate the beauty around you.

👤 Instructor: Kathy Jentz

19 September

Super Smash Bros. for Beginner and Intermediate Players

time 7 p.m.

You, too, can smash attack and win! 

👤 Instructor: Anthony Ashford

19 August

Explain Yourself! A Critical Look at Our Identities Through Social Media Posting

time 2 p.m.

Share your posts IRL and we'll give you some likes.

👤 Instructor: Ari Hock

13 August

It’s Alive! Brewing and Bottling Your Own Kombucha

time 1:30 p.m.

There’s a rumor that kombucha is on tap at every gas station in Oregon. Whether that’s true or not, you can also be a part of this brew-your-own trend.

👤 Instructors: Mika Weinstein, Sara Gassman

8 August

Queer Book Club: ODY-C, Vol. 1: Off to Far Ithicaa

time 7 p.m.

The Odyssey is reimagined as gender-swapped science fiction graphic novel.

👤 Instructor: Shira Pilarski

29 July

Exploratory Jogging: Chasing Waterfalls

time 10 a.m.

Don't stick to the trails and sunny forecasts you're used to: The verdant trail leading to one of D.C.'s least-known waterfalls is best explored during heavy rain.

👤 Instructor: Geoff Patterson

18 July

Super Smash Bros. for Beginners

time 7 p.m.

You, too, can smash attack and win! 

👤 Instructor: Anthony Ashford

11 July

Queer Book Club: Weetzie Bat

time 7 p.m.

Weetzie Bat and her best friend Dirk search across L.A. for the most dangerous angel of all … true love.

👤 Instructor: Shira Pilarski