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Community Education Workshops

Community Education Workshop Series

Community Education workshops are open to the general public regardless of educational background. These classes are self-supporting, and the fees collected from Community Education cover all instructional, administrative, and overhead cost of the program.  

All ages are welcome, unless noted.

Community Education workshops do not carry credit applicable toward an Ohio University degree or transferable to other institutions. Classes are scheduled year-round.

Floral arranging? Crocheting? Macramé? Terrariums? Leather Accessories? Do any of these interest you? Are there any types of workshops you would like to see offered at OHIO Chillicothe? Please give us your feedback!


Refund Policy

Full refunds are given for cancellations made before the registration deadline of each workshop.  Cancellations received after the registration deadline will not receive a refund, as materials have already been purchased and preparations made for the workshop. 

If you are unable to attend, registration can be transferred to another attendee for the same workshop. Send new attendee’s information: name, email, & *date of birth to Ann Holmes

Registrations cannot be transferred to another workshop.

If a workshop is canceled due to low enrollment, registrants will be notified in advance and full refunds will be issued.

*DOB is needed for mixology workshops only.


Holiday Cocktail Making

Holiday Cocktails

Tuesday, December 5
6 - 8 pm

Making spirits bright is a perfect way to describe this class. Every participant will make two cocktails to enjoy while learning basic mixology techniques and spirit education. These cocktails are perfect for any holiday party and will wow your guests.

Instructor: Tara Gillum

Cost: $45

Location: Bennett Hall 131




Macrame Christmas tree

Macramé Christmas Tree

Thursday, December 7
5:30 - 8:30 pm 

Keep the holiday spirit strong with a project that is perfect for gifting…or keeping. Join Kristin Finnerty to learn some basic macramé knots and make a charming macramé Christmas tree topped with a wooden star. Choose between 3 macramé colors: Pearl, Milk Cream or Sage.

Instructor: Kristin Finnerty

Cost: $40

Location: Bennett Hall 131

Max. Enrollment: 20

Registration Deadline: Monday, December 4





Holiday Candlemaking

Thursday, December 14
6 - 8 pm 

Grab some friends and join us for a holiday-themed beginner candlemaking class! Emma Martin, owner and operator of B & E Candle Co. will be sharing her favorite holiday fragrances, some holiday candle inspiration, and teaching you to make your very own candles! We will pour two candles and roll holiday-colored beeswax candles.

Instructor: Emma Martin

Cost: $35

Location: Bennett Hall 131

Max. Enrollment: 20

Registration Deadline: Thursday, December 7





Champagne & Champagne Cocktails

Monday, December 18
6-8 pm 

Sold Out

Tuesday, December 19

With New Year's Eve right around the corner, it’s time to explore Champagne. This class will cover a variety of sparkling wines and champagne, discussing the difference in style and taste and featuring a flight of 4 sparkling wines. We will be making one champagne cocktail. As always, everyone will leave with a free gift to help you ring in the new year.

Instructor: Tara Gillum

Cost: $45

Location: Bennett Hall 131

Registration Deadline: December 15



a hand turns letter tiles with the word "vision"

New Year, New Goals: Goal-setting and vision boards

Thursday, January 4, 2024 
5:30-7:30 pm

How many times have you set New Year’s resolutions or goals and out of all of them, how many have you actually achieved? Make 2024 the year for YOU by joining Life and Business Coach Macey Power for a fun vision board and goal-setting workshop. Macey will share her step-by-step process for setting and actually achieving your goals, followed by a fun hands-on vision board activity! 
What You’ll Get
·      Vision Board and Materials 
·      Goal Setting Diagram
·      Habit Tracker Template
·      Worksheets and Journal Prompts

Instructor: Macey Power

Cost: $25

Location: Bennett Hall 131

Registration Deadline: January 3, 2004



prepped meals

Meal prep made simple

Tuesday, January 9, 2024 
6-8 pm

Tired of trying to figure out what’s for dinner every night? Do the fast food employees know you by name? Want to make healthier meals but unsure where to start? Cassidy Lynn wants to help you!
Meal prepping could make the difference between eating a healthy dinner or stopping for a hamburger on the way home.
Just a little bit of planning goes a long way!
If you’ve been wanting to get hands-on experience to teach you how to meal prep the right way, this workshop is for you.
All attendees will prepare two fresh and healthy meals to take home!
In this workshop, we will cover:

  • Portion Control: how to weigh and measure using a food scale and measuring cups
  • How to plan your meals so you get the right amount of nutrients
  • Saving money while grocery shopping to get the most bang out of your buck.

Instructor: Cassidy Lynn

Cost: $40

Location: Chillicothe High School Cafeteria Kitchen

Registration Deadline: January 5, 2004



Woman eating donuts

Sugar- Is your sweet tooth killing you?

Thursday, January 11, 2024
Thursday, January 18, 2024
Thursday, January 25, 2024

6-8 pm

Learn about sugar, its effects on the body, how it can contribute to, and feed disease, how addictive it is, and the sneaky way that manufacturers use sugar, and some of the common names to look for on food labels. Discover how sugar negatively impacts the liver, how important the liver is in overall functioning, why liver health is so important, and how to assist your liver to work optimally. During the last class, registrants will meet at Tea of Life Apothecary and make 2 tea blends: one focusing on sugar cravings, and the other a detox.

Instructor: Angel Altman

Cost: $45

Location: Chillicothe High School Cafeteria Kitchen

Registration Deadline: January 9, 2004



two women play pickleball

Pickleball for beginners

Saturday, February 3, 2024
Saturday, February 10, 2024
Saturday, February 17, 2024
Saturday, February 24, 2024

11 am - 12:30 pm

Class meets 2/3, 2/10, 2/17 & 2/24 and is held at the Place: Cavalier Athletic Center. Pickleball is a fun and growing sport that combines the elements of badminton, tennis, and ping-pong. It is played with paddles and wiffle balls and requires movements similar to tennis. The first half of class is instructional.  We will cover the basics of gameplay, rules, scoring, skill development, and strategy.  The second half of class will be open play to practice the skills discussed.  
Paddles & wiffle balls will be supplied. Wear tennis shoes.

Instructor: Jeanie Dalton

Cost: $45

Location: Cavalier Athletic Center

Registration Deadline: February 1, 2004