Thursday, December 31, 2009

West Seattle peeps! Grow your community!

Do you live in West Seattle? Seattle Free School has been trying to grow it's presence there since the beginning but we've not been successful. Now's the time to help out by sharing your skills in your own hood. So come to this class and learn what it takes to facilitate a Seattle Free School class!

Sign up here!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Change of day for "From Cheese to Tiramisu" Class

If you are signed up for the "From Cheese to Tiramisu" Class there's been a change of date. The class will now be on Wednesday the 27th of January. If you have any questions just contact us at

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Ride a Motorcycle? A great free class coming up soon!

If you ride a motorcycle you know about not being seen. At least once someone has pulled out in front of you, pulled into your lane, or just cut you off. Hopefully you got through it without injury to you or your bike. One way or the other it'd be nice to know what you can do to protect yourself and stay safe on the road.

Well with that in mind, David Hough, author, motorcycle guru and recent inductee to the Motorcycle Hall of Fame, will be offering a class "Why don't they see us?". The class is free, great price especially to hear such an expert talking about such an important subject.

The class is bright and early at 8am on Saturday, January 2nd and you'll want to register to make sure you get a seat.

Here's the link.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Great write up on the recent Russian Cooking Class!

Check out what was written about the recent Russian Cooking Class. And if you missed it, don't worry, Irina has said she'd like to teach again!

Holiday cooking in the Russian tradition

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Two New Daytime Classes!

For those of you who work at night, on weekends or just want to take a long lunch break from work we now have two classes posted for daytime, weekday hours! Thanks to Street Bean Espresso we'll have semi regular daytime classes. If you'd like to see even more daytime classes then please do come to the first class, Facilitating a Seattle Free School Class and help spread your knowledge. Or perhaps you'd like to keep chickens this year and want to get information before the chicks come in this spring. Either way you'll be covered in the new year. Here's the information... and please remember to register for the classes by going to the website,

Thu, Jan 21:
Facilitating a Seattle Free School Class
Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Location: Street Bean Espresso
Come learn what it takes to facilitate a Seattle Free School class. How to plan for your class, locations, etc will all be covered in this class/meeting. It is easier then you think and you do not have to be a professional in the field to teach a class. Learn how to share your skills with your community!

Wed, Feb 17:
Keeping Chickens in the City
Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Location: Street Bean Espresso
This class covers the basics of keeping chickens in the city. It includes information on starting with chicks, feed, housing requirements and resources to continue your chicken education. Enrollment for this class is limited so please sign up early and let us know if you can\'t attend.

The class is at Street Bean Espresso. Street Bean Espresso is a nonprofit Belltown café that provides job training and employment for young adults working to exit street life. You can find it at 2702 Third Ave. Seattle, WA 98121. For more information on the location please see

Friday, December 4, 2009

Nature Printmaking workshop- for adults and kids!

Another great class from the Seattle Public Library! Learn how to create unique and colorful nature-themed block prints on tree-free paper with the Nature Consortium and Seattle Public Library. This class, like all other library events and programs, is FREE FREE FREE! Check out the class this Saturday here.

Thursday, December 3, 2009


A number of people who attend our "Getting your Irish Citizenship" class are also looking for help with the Genealogical research portion of the process. While we don't offer courses in Genealogy the Seattle Public Library does, and like Seattle Free School, their classes are free! They have a great class coming up in January that will help you learn how to research your genealogy (Irish or otherwise) using the resources available on the Seattle Public Library's Web site. You can find out more about this class here.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Holiday Make It Fair is in full swing... a report from last night's class

Beth, our great facilitator from last night's sewing class had this to say about the class:

Last night's sewing class went really well! With a small number of students, most of whom brought their own machines, we were able to get everyone sewing relatively quickly. All the ladies left with fabulous skirts (some with two skirts), and I have no doubt they will be sewing up their tote bags, mod dresses, and more skirts in the future. Once again, I was impressed at how friendly and welcoming my students were, and deeply grateful to them for their patience and willingness to assist each other during the workshop. I can't wait to teach this class again!

And we're looking forward to Beth's next class too!

There's two more classes in our Make It Fair schedule so it's not to late to get your craft on! Sign up at