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Make Japanese mochi with an instructor
In this fun class, you will learn how to make three different mochi dishes. First we will make fresh mochi with a choice of fillings: sweet red bean and fresh strawberries, peanut butter and chocolate mini cups, nutella, and others. Second, we will make the popular ice cream mochi with mini-scooped ice cream balls. Your choice of ice cream. I like green tea ice cream. Third, we will bake mochi donuts and then glaze them beautifully with vanilla, clear, or chocolate glaze. You and other guests will enjoy making and shaping the mochi dough, filling it with delicious fillings, and eating them with others. You will get to enjoy fresh and tasty mochi, and best of all you will know how to make delicious mochi dishes far into the future. Other things to note: Please feel free to bring any additional ingredients you would like to fill your mochi with (peanut butter, mango, etc...)
Turkish Mosaic Lamp Workshop
You will learn the techniques of a 500-year-ancient craft and practice assembling Islamic geometric patterns as well as historic techniques for laying the tiles (tesserae). Using your selected geometric template, you will be guided to create your very own traditional Turkish Mosaic! Enjoy making a traditional Turkish mosaic lamp to enlighten your room. Create an everlasting gift for your loved ones with your own creativity or design. No experience or prior knowledge is required. You have the freedom to create your masterpiece based on a classic design (as pictured) or create your own design. By participating in our 2 hours workshop you can make one beautiful mosaic art. Leave your worries behind, and enjoy. All materials included the price.
Terrarium Workshop / Team Building / Science, Craft & Peace
Nature lovers can try something new to bring the outdoors inside. In this class, you will learn how to make a self-sustaining closed terrarium. Your teacher will offer expert guidance as you make a closed terrarium and get all the tips and tricks to taking care of your miniature ecosystem so it thrives, sometimes for years! Learn about the materials you need and the plants that do best in these types of terrariums. Even beginners will find success and anyone with terrarium building experience will still find plenty to learn and appreciate in this fun Bay Area workshop. You'll find all the materials you need waiting for you in class. Plan a team building / group experience with friends or join on your own if you're looking for fun things to do in the Bay Area. When you are done, you'll have a personalized terrarium to take home and treasure. Beginner-friendly! Add-Ons: *Extra plants *Springtails (insects - little friends) *Extra craft kit *Wardian terrarium case Great idea for Team building, and motivating events! I've been hosting +100 companies' teams, and so excited to host your team! The host can come to your private place, please ask :) Think free, design free, and Love Nature!!
Outdoor Rock Climbing - Bay Area
If you are brand new to climbing and/or have started in the gym with indoor climbing, this class is for you! Discover what outdoor rock climbing is all about in this 4-hour group clinic designed for the beginning rock climber. No climbing experience is necessary. We will get you up on your first climbs. Additionally, we’ll share the sense of adventure that drives our guides’ passion for the sport, and provide you with the most enjoyable first day of climbing possible. We’ll begin with an introduction to climbing gear, climbing commands, and climber tie-in knots. Then we’ll spend the remainder of our time climbing with your instructor belying you and coaching you through each climb on technique and route selection. This class is a great opportunity to get exposure to outdoor climbing in a safe, supportive, fun and nurturing environment. We’ll take care of setting up the ropes and providing a positive learning experience for the beginning rock climber. You get to explore what it’s all about! This is a group class (not a private experience) - maximum 5 climbers per guide guaranteed. Other things to note Please arrive 20 minutes early to park. This is a group class, we cannot hold up other participants for late parties. Arriving late is the same as a no-show and will forfeit your registration.
Woodworking - Create a Pen Using a Lathe
Have you ever been interested in woodworking but never had the tools to try it out? In this 2.5 hour workshop, you will learn how to make a pen from a block of wood, by turning it on a wood lathe. The class will start out by reviewing basic safety for working with the machines and the tools. I will demonstrate each step in great detail before giving you the opportunity to try it out on your own. Wood, a pen kit, and finishing materials will be provided to each participant to make one slim-style pen. Absolutely no prior experience is required and is suitable for ages 10+. You will leave this experience with a hand-made treasure that will last you a lifetime!
History Driving Tour of Silicon Valley High Tech Companies
This is a tailored experience for technology lovers to explain Silicon Valley history visit 4 landmarks. Join us and be a Geek for a Day! During the drive, we'll explain companies history, fun-facts and we will answer your most geeky questions. Visits are: 1- F-A-C-E-B-O-O-K headquarters to see the artistic complex, the new campus expansion, and take pictures. 2- Computer History Museum (CHM) home to the largest collection of computing artifacts in the world. Allow 1 hour and possibly snack or lunch at their Bistro. 3- G-O-O-G-L-E-plex and the Statues Garden: A must visit for the geek in you, take pictures with the androids, Allow 20 minutes. 4- ApplePark Visitor Center is the Apple campus, with a view of the new RING/Spaceship building . Allow 45 minutes for the Augmented Reality view of the Spaceship Campus, the Store and Caffe. All stops are from the outside, areas open to the public. We don't have special access inside, but we tell you insider stories as experienced by being local and passionate about technology. Note about G-O-O-G-L-E-plex: On the weekends, you can go between the buildings & ride the bicycles, but the store is closed. On the Weekdays, the opposite is true. Note: No flash photography at the CHM, no outside food/drinks and no backpacks. CHM food, drinks and museum store. This is a driving and walking Silicon Valley guided tour.
Be A Beekeeper
*** SAT & SUN TOURS ARE MARCH 1st to OCTOBER 31st *** Weekday tours are by request. Hives are closed in cold weather to help the bees survive, then reopen in warmer months. Our "Make Honey Wine" class will hopefully be available soon. Give us a buzz @ 925. 852 and 9900 with any questions. Times are based on when bees are the happiest (when the field bees are out gathering nectar & pollen). We visit happy bees when it's above 60 deg with little wind. If forecast shows rain or high winds, we'll need to reschedule to a warmer day. TO BOOK: enter the # of Adults & Children that may be coming. Our base rate is $210, which covers up to 2 adults & 1 child (3-12 years old). To receive a lower rate, bring friends or family and your individual ticket price drops. Since we’re a 501c3 non-profit your ticket is tax write off! All funds help grow the local bee population :) DETAILS: This is a fun opportunity to get to inspect a busy beehive! First, we’ll suit up in protective gear. Then we’ll head to the Apiary where you'll learn about the art of beekeeping & the various tools used. Now it's time to inspect a hive. Hold a frame covered with 100's of bees ... a great photo opp! Press your finger into the comb and taste the freshest honey ever! When all done it's now time to be a "Chef" and do a honey & food pairing. This is such a sweet experience for all :)
Create a flower sculpture centerpiece
Each guest will create a floral sculptural centerpiece arranged with fresh flowers, many of which have been grown in my garden or sourced locally. I will guide you with your design, use of color and texture incorporating lots of blooms, foliage, berries, fruits, and branches. First you'll use pliers and clippers, (provided), to make a wire structure (florists call it a frog) that fits inside the vase to support an abundance of flowers of various heights. Then you will begin to arrange your sculpture closest to the vase lip, weaving foliage into layers. You'll continue with blooms of all sizes (from buckets of conditioned, hydrated flowers) and finish with whimsical touches that sing to you. Each guest's sculpture will be uniquely theirs! From color choices to height and shape, I will help you learn some techniques to build an arrangement that makes you proud and happy with your effort! The final flourish is a portrait of your centerpiece (see pictures). While you work, you are surrounded by a garden of flowers and sounds of the fountain in my shaded patio. Of course there will be healthy homemade snacks to fuel your creativity. My gentle Labrador Retriever, Frolic, loves to be part of the party if you are comfortable with dogs.
Woodworking - Create a Bowl Using a Lathe
Have you ever wanted to make your own wooden bowl? Have you ever been interested in woodworking but never had the tools to try it out? In this 2.5 hour workshop, you will learn how to make a bowl from a block of wood, by turning it on a wood lathe. The class will start out by reviewing basic safety for working with the machines and the tools. I will demonstrate each step in great detail before giving you the opportunity to try it out on your own. Wood and finishing materials will be provided to each participant to make one 5 inch by 2 inch bowl. Absolutely no prior experience is required and is suitable for ages 10+. You will leave this experience with a hand-made treasure that will last you a lifetime!
Life With Farm Animals At Rancho Roben Rescues
We will begin at the red barn where you will learn about this 12 acre sanctuary and the stories behind the 100+ rescue farm animals living on it. From there we will explore three different pastures that include horses, goats, sheep, pigs, chickens, ducks, dogs, cats and a goose. While you are here we are thrilled to guide you through an up-close experience with all of these amazing creatures while they roam freely. Many of these animals will walk right up to you to take a snack from your hand or allow you take a close-up photo with them! During your 90+ minute visit, you will: -meet a tiny rooster -groom a pony -give a belly rub to a pig -feed a snack to a goat -stroll through the hills where our livestock guardian dogs work -take pictures with a sheep (or any of the other animals) -explore our garden orchard -learn about composting (with worms) Throughout your experience you will hear stories about the animals and get answers to your questions about how we give the love and care required for all of these farm animals. We will finish with a discussion about how you can incorporate different aspects of farm life into your living space, be it on the balcony of a tiny apartment or in a sprawling suburban backyard. For guests who wish to make this an overnight experience, please check out our converted school bus: https://abnb.me/ISFQMIHQrb
Build the Dreamy Worlds of Books
A minimum of 3 participants is required to build a team. To promote team activity and have a smooth experience time, each team will build one miniature book world collaboratively. Complicated works becomes uncomplicated with a great team! You will remember the 3 benefits of being a team: - Speed Speed Speed = Time x Motivation to complete the work - Excellence Results: Different perspectives, different backgrounds, different experiences lead to a much better result - Team Fraternity: Yes, Fraternity! The most important culture and feeling a team should have! This is a creative craft work that will be a hands-on experience and fun time with your family and friends. An excellent experience for team building activities and engagement. You will be guided step by step through the assembly process by your professional teacher. At the end of the experience, the miniature book world will be gifted to the winner of the Kahoot game. The game's questions revolve around sustainability and positive impact on the environment. So start educating yourself about sustainability! 3 theme options are available - Dreamland of Alsace - Eternal Library - Halloween Please let me know which theme you would like to do. We will do what is asked for most. I hope you will have a great experience here that will boost your awareness of the value of your team and a clean environment.
Half Moon Bay Scenic Nature Hike & Lunch
Looking for a local to show you the hidden trails in Half Moon Bay? Join me for an easy 3-6 mile (5-10 kilometers) hike/walk through the redwood forest in Higgins Purisima Canyon, just 20 minutes south of Main St Half Moon Bay. We can count banana slugs and look for other animals while walking along Purisima Creek through redwood trees native only to Northern California. After the hike we will meet in historic downtown Half Moon Bay for deli sandwiches with freshly made bread (or other food items that meet your dietary needs). We can support local businesses and socially distance while sitting in the outside garden at San Benito House. We can discuss other trails and places to eat around the area. Guests will leave with newfound friends and knowledge of all the “hidden gems” the coast has to offer. This event is great for individuals, groups, couples or families of all ages, any time of year! Who: Anyone interested in nature, light exercise, and conversation What: 3-6 mile (5-10k) hike/walk, easy to moderate steepness Where: Meet at Higgins Purisima Redwood Forrest then meet at San Benito House afterwards (lunch included) When: 12:00pm weekdays 8:30am weekends Why: Because it’s fun getting to know people and new areas! I also offer walks that are kid-friendly, dog-friendly, or appropriate for your level of fitness in eucalyptus or cypress trees along the coast. Just ask!
Cooking From Gujarat, India and WineTasting
We will learn how to make well-loved Gujarati Dishes, which you would never find at any Indian restaurant. I'm the author of a cookbook titled "From Gujarat, With Love." I designed my book to be a unique expression of our culinary identity. I've worked with Jonathan Lovekin, the world's most renowned food photographer, to make this book a masterpiece of food art. My mission & passion are to share this undiscovered regional cuisine of India with the world and make it as ubiquitous as the French, Italian and Mexican food we call out. Thus, the cooking experience simultaneously features a clever and unique combination of distinctive, sweet, sour, and spicy flavors. We will prepare two Gujarati appetizers followed by masala chai/Tea. Gujarat is the KING of appetizers, a gift from Gujarat to the rest of the world. After preparing the meal, we have a sit-down to taste the food, paired with wine from local wineries and a complimentary CLASSIC Gujarati dessert..YUM! Join my one-of-a-kind cooking experiences and see why I have a perfect track record of 5-star reviews. -SPECIAL OFFER: FULL COOKING & DINE IN EXPERIENCE- You will learn recipes from my cookbook, "From Gujarat With Love." In addition, two complimentary recipes will be added to the cooking experience by purchasing my cookbook. I will be happy to autograph it. So either bring a copy or buy from my limited inventory.
Discover hidden paths & scenic views of Silicon Valley
Are you visiting Silicon Valley or you just moved here? Do you want to discover hidden trails across Los Altos Hills that take you to the most scenic views that reach all the way from San Francisco to San Jose? Then this experience is definitely for you! In about 2 hours you'll discover the many hidden pathways that take you through the rolling hills of the Santa Cruz foothills. All you need are a pair of comfortable hiking shoes and a water bottle. One of the many hidden jewels found in beautiful Los Altos Hills is the ever-evolving pathway system. This extensive network of pathways provides locals with unique opportunities to conveniently explore nature, exercising in open spaces, and enjoying quality time with family and friends. All this started back in 1956, when the pathway system was unofficially developed as a network of trails that connected the surrounding neighborhoods throughout the community. We'll start our walk at the historic Westwind barn which serves as a horse boarding and training facility. The trail will take us through the Byrne Preserve with its many oak trees. You'll get a feel of the lifestyle of silicon valley executives who choose Los Altos hills as their retreat from the hustle and bustle of the valley. We will walk on paths and neighborhood streets at a leisurly pace and be ready to climb and descent in order to have the views.
Create Botanical Moss Wall Art
Do you find yourself daydreaming of the mountains? Are you naturally drawn to the calming effects of lush, green scenery? Do you wish you lived in The Shire? Look no further! In this class, you'll learn to make Moss Box Wall Art, a piece of nature for your indoor space. * Silence the noise with the quiet beauty of nature * Genuine plants without the maintenance * No watering. No fertilizing. No need for sunlight. * Enjoy the outdoors in your home or office * Gazing at nature improves your productivity First, you'll design your own unique landscape using a wide variety of mosses, ferns, flowers, wood, bark, flowers, succulents, mushrooms, tiny magical creatures, and more! Then you'll secure the moss in place. After, let yourself get lost in the intricate details, adding more layers of soft textures and vibrant natural colors. Your instructor will help make your box come alive. When you're finished, you'll bring your very own moss box. The naturally preserved moss is maintenance-free and lasts for YEARS (some 10+ years and counting). All supplies included. --- Materials --- 1) 9x9 Wooden pine frame 2) Preserved mosses 3) Preserved flowers, dried leaves 4) Mini hot glue gun 5) Pack of 6 glue sticks 6) Creative decoration Mirror X2 (dia: 8 ¼ ") ($49) Mirror (dia: 6 3/4 ") ($49) Frame (9x9") ($29) Lantern ($24) String Light Setup ($9) You can add these when you book (optional)