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October 2, 2017

October Classes Announced for Garrett Institute for Lifelong Learning

The Garrett Institute for Lifelong Learning (GILL) group, operating under Garrett College Continuing Education and Workforce Development, has released the upcoming class schedule for the month of October. GILL learning experiences are developed by the organization’s members based on group consensus. The topic sessions are coordinated by volunteers who select presenters for each topic identified.

A Sausage Making Demonstration will be presented by Gordon Jakubowski on October 17, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the Career Technology Training Center in Accident. Fresh polish Kielbasa is the traditional Polish holiday breakfast. Gordon Jakubowski learned to make this sausage from his parents and grandparents and has passed on this tradition to his children and grandchildren. He will share the secrets of sausage making, whether Polish, Italian or breakfast, in this demonstration. Space is limited to 12 participants and the registration fee is $12.

Ashley Bodkins, Garrett County Master Gardener Coordinator and University of Maryland Extension, will present Gardening: Fall Chores on October 18 from 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m at the Garrett College Southern Outreach Center in Oakland (Oakland community center). The goal of this course is to show participants how to prepare his or her garden(s) for winter. We will learn how putting a little effort in the fall is rewarded by a healthier garden in the spring. Pruning, perennial divisions, planting spring bulbs and so much more! Registration for this session is $9.

Back by popular demand, Soup and TED is scheduled for October 24, 12 noon until 2 p.m. at the Garrett College Southern Outreach Center in Oakland. TED talks provide a platform to individuals on a diversity of topics – with the goal being to spark conversation, connection, and community. Bring a dish to share (soup will be provided). Come enjoy lunch, a TED talk, and a discussion of the presentation led by Chris Wildesen. Topic du jour- aging.

Let’s build mason bee houses! Mason Bee Houses and Native Pollinators, presented by Ashley Bodkins, is scheduled for October 26, 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m., at the Southern Outreach Center in Oakland. Be prepared to use power tools to complete this hands-on project. All materials for this session will be provided and included in the cost of this class ($15). Assistance will be available for those who need it. Participants are encouraged to bring a hammer and gloves to this session. Bodkins is a University of Maryland Extension and Garrett County Master Gardener Coordinator.

For more information on Garrett Institute for Lifelong Learning (GILL), to become a member of GILL, or to register for one of the above sessions, please contact Garrett College Continuing Education and Workforce Development at 301-387-3069.