Learn something new this month with our picks of the top 10 classes to take around Elmwood Park in September.
1. Sushi Making with Wine, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 11
Learn how to make sushi at Mariano’s wine bar. Guest make two to three sushi rolls and summer rolls. Mariano’s Park Ridge, 1900 S. Cumberland Ave., Park Ridge. $15.
2. Tap Dance Workshop, noon Sept. 11
Taught by Roberta Kulik, the dance workshop is focused on enhancing coordination, balance and memory. Kulik teaches 15 minutes of basic tap moves that can be done either sitting or standing. Tap shoes are welcome but not required. Oak Park Arms, 408 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park. Free.
3. Local Epicurean: Winemaking 101, 7 p.m. Sept. 10
Locals Jim and Marge Massarello hold an introduction course on making wine at home. Oak Park Public Library – Maze Branch, 845 Gunderson Ave., Oak Park.
4. Kid’s Pizza Making Class, 6 p.m. Sept. 16
Kids and their parents are invited to the store for this hands-on class. Soda is served. Registration is required. Mariano’s Park Ridge, 1900 S. Cumberland Ave., Park Ridge. $10.
5. Zumba, 10:15 a.m. Sept. 13
The YMCA holds two Zumba classes on the second Saturday of each month, one at 10:15 a.m. and another at 11:30 a.m. The class is free for YMCA members and $8 for guests. Greater La Grange YMCA, 1100 E. 31st St., La Grange Park.
6. Candlelight Flow Yoga with Rachel Lechocki, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 19
Rachel Lechocki leads a vinyasa flow class accompanied by candlelight. The class is best for students with some yoga experience. Registration is required: Register at www.focusyogastudio.com. Focus Yoga Studio, 9047 Monroe Ave., Brookfield. $16; one class card punch.
8. Start Your Nature Journal, 1 p.m. Sept. 6
Keeping a nature journal is vital for remembering plants, wildlife and of course, showing off your adventures. Use pencil, paper and even smartphone apps to keep track of your natural discoveries. Hal Tyrell Trailside Museum, 738 Thatcher Ave., River Forest. $15.
9. Bouncing Babies, 10:30 a.m. Sept. 8
The class focuses on brain-boosting activities for ages 2 and younger. Activities include simple board books, engaging props, rhymes, singing and socializing. Oak Park Public Library – Maze Branch, 845 Gunderson Ave., Oak Park.
10. Home Energy Savings Workshop, 7 p.m. Sept. 18
Skyler Larrimore of Elevate Energy and Laura Goldberg of Citizens Utility Board, talk about resources one can use to make a home more comfortable, keep gas and electric bills in check and increase home value. Registration is required. River Grove Public Library, 8638 W. Grand Ave., River Grove. Free.
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