ACH be jammin’

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IMG_8550 Oh, this jam is so good. Watching Ann teach last night was amazing. Her years of experience was perfect for both novices and old hands alike. I realized that I have some bad habits that I am sure to revisit now.
Ann discussed the different types of pectin and different recipes. Bottom line, follow a recipe and keep everything clean and sterile and you shouldn’t have a problem.
IMG_8542IMG_8544 We were so energized at the end of the class (perhaps it was all the jam tasting) that we have plans to offer another class in mid-October. You really don’t want to miss the opportunity to learn from Ann!

Limber + Learn is Back!

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Anchorage Community House is pleased to announce that we have again partnered with Drift to offer the Limber + Learn Series. The first retreat in this series will be Downdogs and Salty Dogs held on August 21st from 10am-2pm. Last time tickets sold out fast so don’t miss your opportunity to do a little yoga and learn something new, all while relaxing in the cozy atmosphere of Anchorage Community House and snacking on delicious food. Jess and Meg are your hosts and they want this time to be a way to unwind and refresh. Grab your ticket here.
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Look for the details of other two retreats coming soon!

Help us help our neighbors!

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As you may know, Anchorage Community House (and our) neighbor’s home suffered a severe fire earlier this year.  This weekend, the neighborhood is rallying in their honor with a potluck.  We plan to provide them a tasty meal and we are also collecting gift cards as donations to help offset the costs of having to set up a new temporary home for the next 6 months.  Your donations here will be combined to purchase gift cards as well.  All donations, even those from us in the neighborhood, will be given anonymously.  Please join us in helping out our neighbors because without them, Anchorage Community House wouldn’t exist.

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Thank you!

Learn Together Tortellini and Rainbow Eruptions

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We had some great events last weekend. First, we started our Learn Together series of classes, where adults come together to figure out something new. Last week was tortellini and pesto. Although all participants were avid cooks, we really had to put our heads together to figure out the recipes since none of us had made tortellini before. It was very fun and there were some comical moments along the way. In the end, we had not quite perfect tortellini in a creamy pesto sauce.

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Our kid’s class on Saturday was rainbow eruptions. We had a great group of kids who were very excited to experiment. The kids used paints and food color in their eruptions, all of which were pretty spectacular.  They also discussed endothermic reactions – why the jars got colder when the eruptions occurred – and took some temperature readings.

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Interested in joining us for something similar.  You can find all of our class and event listings here.