Wednesday, January 2, 2013

New Year, New Classes!

January 2013 Class Descriptions

Freedom to Build, Phase 2: phased 2 build

see for
class times, locations, and up-to-date info
A hands-on informal study of architecture history focused on the
creation, control, and usage of spaces people use + shape in New
Orleans and elsewhere... researching, discussing, and building.
When + where we meet will change depending on the topics, so
check our website for times, info, and locations.
Contact Jackson:

All Ages Knitting

Tuesdays 7:30 PM
Community Book Center @ 2523 Bayou Rd
Come learn to knit. Some materials provided. All ages and abilities
Contact Lena: 267-312-5817

Rope Bite (formerly the Art of Adult Ropes)

Monday 1/14, 1/28, 6:15 PM
Marigny area, contact teacher for location
From the ancient Japanese art of Shibari to the present and diverse
world today, we will be exploring how we can use rope for love,
lust, and a show, the bondage, the power exchange, the art, and the
flow. The first 30 minutes of every group session is for new
students to learn the basics, as well as for returning students to
warm up and review. The class will include field trips to allow for
extra learning and real-life exploration. NOLA has some great
spots for gorilla/flash tying; let's find them. Practice rope is
available, but it is recommended that you bring your own. Come to
class to learn about the different types of rope and how to select
Contact Tyrus: 816-210-4077

Crock N Jug Club

Contact instructor for time and location
In this class we will go over the basics of fermenting food and
drink products, as well as get our hands dirty and make some
awesome stuff!
1/9: Sauerkraut & Kimchi & Fermented Salsa
1/16: Alcohol (mead? beer?) & Kombucha
1/23: Basic Cheesemaking
Contact Andy:

Empower Hour Series: Empower Your Instincts

Friday, Jan 4, 11:30AM
Harmony Oaks Community Center @ 2514 Washington Ave
This informative and enlightening workshop focuses on the
importance of trusting your gut and following your instincts.
Contact Latrice: 504-265-8960

Free GED tutoring

Tuesdays, 6 PM and Thursdays, 10AM
RAE @ 1212 St Bernard Ave
Resurrection After Exoneration is now offering free GED tutoring!
Classes are Tuesdays from 6-7:30pm (math focused) and
Thursdays from 10-11:30am (literacy focused). Attend either or
both. Please contact Sebastian if you have any questions or to sign
up! It's never too late to get your GED!!!
Contact Sebastian: 504-302-1940

Book reading: Eckhart Tolle, "The Power of Now"

Tuesdays, 6:30 PM
Fairgrinds Coffee House @ 3133 Ponce de Leon
This will be a book reading/ open discussion of the Nature of
Reality. Many of us are going through our spiritual paths alone yet
it is so much easier to have a support group and a safe place to
openly discuss the often complicated path toward higher
consciousness. We will also read/discuss supporting material from
Jiddu Krishnamurti, Deepak Chopra, Rene Descartes, the Vedanta
and Upanishads.
Required materials: Eckhart Tolle's, The Power of Now. There is a
free audio version online on YouTube.
Contact Leanne:

Intro to Permaculture

Saturday, 1/26, 11 AM - 1 PM
Contact instructor for location
Permaculture is a design system for living that mimics nature. This
class is to introduce urban dwellers to how permaculture can help
live a more sustainable and rewarding life. Permaculture generally
includes using natural building, organic gardening and farming
methods that leave little impacts on the enviornment. This class is
also a pre-requisite for the Urban Survival Revival. Please preregister,
by emailing, as class size is
limited - cancellations can be made prior to 3 days before the event
to allow others to attend.
Contact Amy:

Zen Meditation Instruction

Sundays 8:45 AM
Mid-City Zen @ 3156 Toulouse
Every Sunday morning Mid City Zen will offer zazen (sitting
meditation) instruction before its usual morning meditation
program. Using the touchstones of upright posture and breath
awareness, we will acquaint ourselves with the movement of our
own minds. Please wear loose comfortable clothing.

Punk Rock Takeover

Sundays 2-6 PM
The Big Top @ 1638 Clio St
PUNK ROCK TAKEOVER produces a weekly showcase of
diverse local bands from all around the Greater New Orleans area--
as well as the occasional national or international act--in order to
generate a cross pollination of musicians and fans to help foster a
more diverse and balanced music scene. All of our shows will
include bands of varying age groups and talent, bands from
different subcultural and geographical communities. All of the
proceeds from these shows will be funneled into local nonprofit
organizations, and the shows will also include speakers,
workshops, and skillshares from those organizations whenever
possible. One of our main goals with these events is to educate and
network people in a variety of ways, so they can take those skills
and create their own events or help where needed. Here's what we
can teach you: stage-managing, money-taking, sound-running,
food-cooking and -serving, flyering/promoting. You can show up
on any day you would like to learn/help.
Contact Nicole:

Intro to Harm Reduction

Fridays 2:30-4:30 PM
LGBT Community Center @ 2114 Decatur St
Harm Reduction is a perspective and a set of practical approaches to reduce
the negative consequences of drug use, incorporating a spectrum of
strategies from safer use to abstinence. In this course, we will demonstrate
some of the principles of Harm Reduction. Drop-ins welcome.
Contact: Nora & Michelle or call

NOFSN Organizers Meetings

Want to get involved with the New Orleans Free School Network?
Come to our weekly organizers meeting! NOFSN always needs
motivated people to help us flyer, fundraise, organize events, table
at festivals, create promotional materials and help with lots of
other fun stuff! Contact NOFSN for current meeting time and

New class proposals are always accepted. If you would like your class to
appear on our printed calendar, please get your proposal to us by the
15th of the previous month. Proposal forms are available on our website,
at our weekly meetings and at the Iron Rail Bookstore @ 503 Barracks
For more information on the New Orleans Free School Network, please
visit our website at You can
also reach us by phone at 504- 484-9418 or by email at


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