News and updates from the non-profit Life Realized, Inc.
(formerly The Open Studio)
Classes & Events Schedule: December 2020 & January 2021

For full details on any of our classes and events, please visit the Life Realized Event Calendar.

All classes and events are held outdoors under shade trees weather permitting.
Weekly Events:
Sundays: Farmers Market
10:00am - 3:00pm
Fresh produce by Mr. C's, seafood, Tiny Ranch free-range eggs, a host of other unique vendors. Support local small businesses!
Mondays: Open Mic Night
6:30pm - 9:30pm
All ages, abilities, genres are welcome. A supportive environment to grow musically. This will be held outside, weather permitting; otherwise it is a inside, attendance-limited event. Come out to hear some great local musical talent.
Thursdays: Englewood Opry
5:30pm - 8:30pm
Join The Side Men Classic Country band and Gulf Breeze bluegrass bands for a great night of music. This will be held outside, weather permitting; otherwise it is a inside, attendance-limited event. Come on out to hear two well-respected Community bands.
For details about classes and events, please visit our Event Calendar.
December:
FRIDAY, DEC 11:
Dearborn Street Holiday Walk
2:00pm - 7:00pm
Several of our Sunday Farmers Market vendors will in out in front
of The Dearborn Center, at 501 W. Dearborn St. Please support
our local businesses.
SUNDAY, DEC 13:
Open Poetry Slam
"I Think Therefore I Slam"
5:00pm - 6:15pm-ish
Novice and experienced poets alike compete for cash prizes. All are welcome to participate and attend.
DEC 14:
Adult Intro To Art: Wood Slice Ornaments
9:30am - 12:30pm
Create four (4) wood-slice ornaments for the holidays.
DEC 15:
Homebrewing Kombucha
10:00am - 12:00pm
This workshop will cover how to get started brewing your own kombucha, issues and troubleshooting. Each attendee will take home a container with starter culture.
DEC 15:
Basics of Fermentation
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Learn the Basics of Fermentation with Jillian Ross, "The Ferment Lady", and how to incorporate traditional nutrient-rich food and beverages into your life.
DEC 19/20:
Aprons: The Ties That Bind;
An Historic Exhibit
10:00am - 2:00pm
Take a nostalgic trip through time in this unique exhibit featuring over 75 aprons, from the 1940's through contemporary times. A walk-through exhibit with spaced entry.
For details about classes and events, please visit our Event Calendar.
January:
JAN 05:
Art Journaling
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Art journaling is a way to express your thoughts, ideas and feelings in a creative way, as well as being a stress reliever. Join us and indulge yourself with time to play and create colorful art journal pages. This is a 4-session class series.
JAN 08:
Adult Intro to Art: Mixed Media Zen on Canvas
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Learn to incorporate mixed media art techniques to create a visual reminder to "breathe" and be mindful. No art experience necessary.
JAN 15:
Adult Intro to Art: Expressive Floral Painting on Canvas
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Learn to paint a beautiful floral still-life using loose and expressive brush strokes on an 11"x14" canvas.. No artistic experience needed. 
JAN 29:
Adult Intro to Art: Mixed Media Landscapes
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Create colorful mountain landscapes utilizing the principles of linear perspective No art experience necessary. 
For details about classes and events, please visit our Event Calendar.
That's everything for December and January, although there are some great details we're working on to make these events even better. Stayed tuned for further news.

In the meantime, we are always grateful for those who believe in our organization and our goals to volunteer and donate.

Be safe, healthy, and well.

Thanks,
Bill Lundgren, Exec. Dir.
Life Realized, Inc.
941-500-3443