Classes + Events

Upcoming classes

Wednesday
23 October
2019

Basic Bike Mechanics

time 6 p.m. Registration is open

Learn bike repair and maintenance fundamentals from the experts at Gearin’ Up Bicycles.

👤 Instructor: Gearin’ Up Bicycles

Saturday
26 October

Fall Tree Identification

time 1 p.m.

Tree-hee! Foliage gazing for free!

👤 Instructor: Gabriel Popkin

Registration opens at 8 a.m. on 18 October

Monday
28 October

Queer Book Club: The House of Impossible Beauties

time 7 p.m. Registration is open

It’s 1980 in New York City, and nowhere is the city’s glamour and energy better reflected than in the burgeoning Harlem ball scene, where seventeen-year-old Angel first comes into her own.

👤 Instructor: Johnna Percell

Recent classes

Thursday
26 September
2019

Queer Book Club: Pulp

time 7 p.m.

Books forms a connection between two women, one who was forced to keep her love for her best friend secret in the age of McCarthyism, and another who can’t stop thinking about her senior project and its subject: classic 1950s lesbian pulp fiction.

👤 Instructor: Johnna Percell

Sunday
15 September

Cancelled
Edible Gardening: Veggies, Herbs, and More

time 2 p.m.

Love the idea of edible gardening, but don't know where to start? Learn tips to get started as you tour several edible gardens, take an ice cream break, and visit a hardware store to stock up on plants and gardening supplies.

👤 Instructor: Roshani Kothari

Wednesday
28 August

Queer Book Club: Tomorrow Will Be Different

time 7 p.m.

Tomorrow Will Be Different highlights Sarah’s work as an activist and the key issues at the forefront of the fight for trans equality, providing a call-to-arms and empowering look at the road ahead.

👤 Instructor: Johnna Percell

Sunday
18 August

Flower Arranging Basics

time 2 p.m.

Learn to arrange flowers with ease with Kathy Jentz, editor of Washington Gardener Magazine.

👤 Instructor: Kathy Jentz

Tuesday
13 August

Home Mortgages: Find the Best Option for You and Save Thousands!

time 6 p.m.

Gain confidence as you approach this important financial choice by learning about common home mortgage options, how banks calculate rates, and how to shop around. (Yes, you can shop around!)

👤 Instructor: Meghan Hardy

Sunday
11 August

Edible Gardening: Veggies, Herbs, and More

time 2 p.m.

Love the idea of edible gardening, but don't know where to start? Learn tips to get started as you tour several edible gardens, take an ice cream break, and visit a hardware store to stock up on plants and gardening supplies.

👤 Instructor: Roshani Kothari

Wednesday
24 July

Know Your Rights as a D.C. Tenant

time 6:30 p.m.

Renting may be expensive, but it doesn’t have to violate your rights.

👤 Instructors: Marc Borbely, Neil Satterlund

Thursday
18 July

Know Your Rights as a D.C. Tenant

time 6 p.m.

Renting may be expensive, but it doesn’t have to violate your rights.

👤 Instructors: Marc Borbely, Neil Satterlund

Tuesday
9 July

Queer Book Club: Check, Please!

time 7 p.m.

First of all? There’s checking. And then, there is Jack — our very attractive but moody captain.

👤 Instructor: Johnna Percell

Monday
8 July

Using Meditation to Connect With Our Emotions and Resilience

time 6 p.m.

Eliza Barclay will introduce the practice of mindfulness meditation and lead a guided session of basic meditation, and neuroscientist and long-time meditator Jeff Colombe will give a talk on the science of meditation, emotions, and resilience.

👤 Instructors: Eliza Barclay, Jeff Colombe

Friday
28 June

Practical Mindfulness: Easy Ways to Reduce Stress and Avoid Burnout

time 12:30 p.m.

We'll give you the foundation and tools to create a mindfulness practice that works for you.

👤 Instructor: Ingrid Vaicius

Thursday
27 June

Deprogramming and Rethinking Plastic

time 6:30 p.m.

Let’s imagine a day without plastic…

👤 Instructor: Rini Saha

Become a Bad Ass After a Divorce or Breakup

time 6:30 p.m.

We already know that you’re gonna make it after all, so get the tools you need to continue building the life you deserve.

👤 Instructor: Joe Bernstein

Thursday
20 June

Be Your Own Best Critic: Judging Your Photography

time 6:30 p.m.

What makes a photograph good? Learn how to critique and improve your own work.

👤 Instructor: Yonas Hassen

Wednesday
19 June

Identifying and Pitching Stories for Aspiring Freelancers

time 6:30 p.m.

Learn how to nab the writing assignments you've always wanted.

👤 Instructor: Mollie Bloudoff-Indelicato

Monday
17 June

Queer Book Club Movie Night: Check It

time 7 p.m.

Following up on The Gang's All Queer, our May book, this month we'll be hosting a movie screening of Check It, a documentary about a local gang composed of gay and transgender youth.

👤 Instructor: Johnna Percell

Emergency First Aid

time 6:30 p.m.

Learn and practice life-saving skills, without the blood and gore.

👤 Instructor: Tom Mpande

Saturday
15 June

Taking Photography to the Streets

time 3 p.m.

Life in the city is dynamic, quirky, and unpredictable. Learn how to photograph the people and things happening around you all the time.

👤 Instructor: Mukul Ranjan

Wednesday
5 June

Skip the Small Talk

time 6:30 p.m.

Let’s face it. Life isn’t like Friends.

👤 Instructor: Patrick Xie