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January 2021

AnthroBites Series on Anthropology

January 12 - March 2
The Holland Center
34250 N. 60th St.
Scottsdale, AZ
$144

Are you prepared for 8 lively sessions on cultural variations around the world?  This is an awareness series, serving up “small plate” portions of information on topics as diverse as:  Culture, Ritual, Kinship, Shamans and Healers, The Arts, Sex & Gender, Race & Ethnicity and Cultural Appropriation. Taught by Cultural Anthropologist, artist-Jan Downey, the focus is on cultural lifeways of humans with who we share the world. And, along the way, you will be finding…

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Learn to Draw Better with Larry Charles

January 19 @ 9:00 am - February 9 @ 12:00 pm
The Holland Center
34250 N. 60th St.
Scottsdale, AZ
$200

If you have always wanted to draw, or if you need new techniques to make your drawing more realistic, our LEARN TO DRAW BETTER workshop is designed for you.  The workshop meets Tuesday mornings, from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, for four weeks at The Holland Center Art Studio, on the following days: Jan. 19, 26, Feb. 2, 9. Participants will learn five techniques for drawing proportions, shading, rendering a face likeness, and other skills.…

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Self-Hypnosis: A Simple Way to Improve Your Quality of Life

January 21
The Holland Center
34250 N. 60th St.
Scottsdale, AZ
$45

Take some time for yourself in this new year.  You certainly deserve it! Join Michele Guy Syne, a certified hypnotherapist in this 3-hour workshop, where she will teach you how to do your own Self-Hypnosis, which will provide you with a tool to improve the quality of your life in any area you choose. If there is an issue that is holding you back from doing something that is important to you, and you would…

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Travel Talk with David Decker: Frequent Flyer Miles

January 22
The Holland Center
34250 N. 60th St.
Scottsdale, AZ
Free

Have you ever wondered how you can best utilize all those frequent flyer points?  How about loyalty program perks, and credit card offers?  Join David Decker for part 2 of a 3-part series on how to get, use, and maximize the value of loyalty points across the spectrum. You may not be able to travel much now, but you can certainly plan for the future!  You will be sent the URL for this Zoom class…

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February 2021

Making Fermented Foods at Home to Boost Your Immune System

February 11
The Holland Center
34250 N. 60th St.
Scottsdale, AZ
$25

Everyone wants to be healthy. But where do you start? Believe it or not, learning how to make fermented foods is a great first step. It’s easy! Let the Garden Goddess show you the way. Naturally fermented foods have been shown to provide a high variety of beneficial gut bacteria known as probiotics. Beet Kvass, for instance, aids in digestion, increases mental clarity, reduces sugar cravings, and helps open the blood vessels. As we learn…

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Find out About Hospice and Palliative Care

February 17
The Holland Center
34250 N. 60th St.
Scottsdale, AZ
$10

Did you know that hospice is about living, not dying? It is something that many of us will have to face. Join us for this hour-long talk. Learn how hospice supports patients and families in their homes, when hospice is appropriate, and how Medicare and insurance companies cover the cost of care. Hospice of the Valley will be sponsoring these online talks on various subjects, available through the Holland Center.  Experts in their fields will…

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Impact of Music on your Brain, AND your Dogs!

February 18
The Holland Center
34250 N. 60th St.
Scottsdale, AZ

Did you know that listening to music can decrease anxiety, speed healing, increase optimism and decrease pain?  Alzheimer’s patients and stroke victims can recall and sing songs long after they have stopped recognizing names and faces, or stopped speaking. In addition, research has found that music also affects the brain of dogs! Dr. Ron Bonnstetter  heads up a team of research scientists who all work to uncover meaning behind our ever-growing human attribute database. He…

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