• November 2016

    • 3: Cooking 101: Get Cooking!

      Transition from “assembling” food from various pre-built components to actually cooking it yourself. In your own home. Safely and, hopefully, enjoyably. Learn basic knife skills and cutting techniques, basic cooking methods (i.e., sautéing, poaching, roasting, etc.), how to read a  Continue Reading »

    • 10: Cooking 102: Veggie Basics

      Learn the basics of vegetable cooking, including several cooking techniques (i.e., sautéing, blanching, steaming, boiling, and roasting), planning vegetable dishes, and what cooking methods work best with which vegetables. Come hungry! We will eat what we cook. Second class in  Continue Reading »

    • 12: Weaving: Make-and-Take Scarves

      Are you interested in weaving, but intimidated by learning how to set up a loom? Looking for a unique gift to make and give away during the holidays? This is the class for you! White Violet Center instructors will have  Continue Reading »

    • 17: Cooking 103: Meat!

      Cooking 103 will take on something many new cooks find intimidating – cooking meat. Instruction will include: butchering a whole chicken, roasting, braising, searing and oven-finishing, proper seasoning techniques and safe meat handling procedures. The class will include dinner –  Continue Reading »

  • February 2017

    • 4: Chickens 101: Cluck-A-Palooza!

      Chickens are an easy and delightful animal to keep, whether on a farm, a small homestead or just in your backyard. This class will cover the basics to help get anyone started in keeping a small flock of chickens (around  Continue Reading »

    • 11: Alpaca 101: Fundamentals of Alpaca Husbandry

      A one-day workshop geared toward those who are thinking about owning alpacas or those new to the business. Topics include: herd health issues, injections, feed, barns and sheds, pasture care, toenails, developing goals, fiber, record keeping, nutrition, and 90 minutes  Continue Reading »

    • 25: Bread Baking: Sourdough

      Sourdough breads are a delicious, nutritional treasure and are easier to make than you may think. Learn bread-making basics, tips and tricks for creating and maintaining starters, and ideas for how to incorporate sourdough into a variety of other baked  Continue Reading »

  • March 2017

    • 23: Single-Serve Cooking

      Cooking for one person can be incredibly frustrating, and often results in eating out or pre-packaged single-serving foods, damaging both our health and our pocketbooks. Recipes are never written for single-servings, and trying to edit recipes for one can end  Continue Reading »

    • 25: Intermediate Spinning

      This class is designed for people who have spun before, but are in need of further instruction, need a refresher course for their skills or are interested in trying different fibers, spinning or plying techniques. Participants should be able to  Continue Reading »

  • April 2017

    • 1: Learn to Weave!

      Learn how to weave your own beautiful fabrics for scarves, table runners, napkins and more. You are limited only by your imagination! Students will learn how to weave on four-shaft floor looms and complete several mug rug coasters to take  Continue Reading »

    • 22: 19th Annual Earth Day Celebration

      Music! Food! Crafts and handmade goods! Lots to learn and do at this jam-packed celebration of Earth. Bring the kids and enjoy the day. West Central Indiana’s largest and longest-running Earth Day celebration continues on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at  Continue Reading »

    • 27: International Salad Bowl

      Are you in a salad rut? Put down that bottled dressing and iceberg lettuce, and celebrate salad season with White Violet! Learn how to make salads from various countries including India, Thailand and Vietnam. Discover how to give lettuce a  Continue Reading »

  • June 2017

    • 20: Summer Solstice Celebration

      We celebrate the beginning of each season with the word, symbol and sharing. Refreshments are served.

    • 22: Pizza! The Perfect Pie at Home

      Make show-stopping pizza at home without the big price tag and with exactly the ingredients you want! Learn the tricks to making a wide variety of pizzas, from Chicago-style deep dish to breakfast pizzas, and much in between. If you  Continue Reading »