Class Schedule for 2009

Hi everyone,

I wanted to give you the heads up on some up coming classes. I know that we are all on different levels of preparedness, so I am still offering one 101 level class each month, (i.e. cooking, etc.) but feel impressed to also move forward with some hard core classes and hopefully, acquire peace through knowledge. Please do not feel over whelmed with the below schedule. Each of us are surrounded by a pool of knowledge in our neighbors and good friends who are willing to help us along as long, if we are willing to be taught. We still have time, but in my opinion, if we are listening to our Prophet, the time to become prepared is now. So, let’s get started!

Below is a list of my upcoming classes that are to be seen as a “BANQUET of opportunity”. Hopefully I can start to quench many taste buds on various levels of learning for all of us. (If I am not, please give me your suggestions on things you are interested in.)

There are some words in the English language that instill a certain level of fear. Words like PANDEMIC, NEUCLEAR ATTACK and many more. I must say that these things are scary, but they can be less scary by becoming educated, Hence; here is a “Face your Fears” opportunity for us to come learn, become informed and hopefully to empower with ability.

Here are the classes for the next couple of months:

  • January- Pressure cooking, canned meat, Jerky, smoked meats and TVP. All about meat choices for storage.

This was great class that pretty much covered all meat choices for long term storage. There was also a mini class on Food Storage Fast Foods”. When I get it all typed up, I will post it under “pressure canning.”

  • February 5th- 7:00-9:00 pm – Bird Flu Pandemic

Class will be in the Chapel in the Larson Park Ward. (Same chapel where the Jim Phillips Sanitation class was held.) You may invite whomever you would like to take advantage of this great class. (I am hoping to fill the chapel. J) Alison Robinson will teach this class. She is C.E.R.T. (Community Emergency Response Training) certified, a member of the Medical Reserve Corps, both of which are connected with Homeland Security. She has received the information in a MRC meeting and would be presenting that. Is also co-commander of our CERT team and is extremely knowledgeable.

(A Complete Medical kit will be available to purchase in advance of the class, or a sign up sheet will be passed around and filled later. There will also be a follow up class to teach you about anti-plague recipes, home remedies, and other antidotes that have been proven to work that can save your families lives. More information to come in the next few days.)

  • Feb. 12th 10:00 am.

Bread Making 101. I will demo bread making and you will sample some of the sisters home-made bread. I will also demo Survival Bread- #4 of “Rebecca Lee’s 20 things I wouldn’t do without” at Widmer’s house taught by me, April 🙂 As always, recipe and shopping list will be provided before the class. Mini class on your “Laundry Bucket must haves.”

  • March 5th, 6:30-9:30

Nuclear attack and the book of Revelations taught by a local specialist, Farley Anderson. This is a very spiritual meeting that gave me such peace instead of fear. Of course Heavenly Father has provided a way to protect His children. Come and find out how. It is extremely fascinating! (Nuclear attack package is available in advance of his lecture for $50.00 each. When I heard him speak, I wanted to order a package for EVERYONE I love. This is definitely life saving information including antidotes, and is very well worth the money.)

Everyone is welcome; bring your loved ones and neighbors- especially your husbands!

  • March 19th- 10:00 am

Organic gardening at the Widmer’s. What is the big deal, and why do I want to do this? Rebecca Griffin will be teaching this class and answering all of those questions. (Group ordering and catologue will be available.) Mini class on Organic Honey.

  • April’s classes – the month, silly!  🙂

I am sure that you are wondering what I will come up with next right? #3 of “Rebecca Lee’s 20 things I wouldn’t do without”, sterilized wraps, (first aid kit package will be available.) and #6, Pulse/sprouts. This is something you will not want to do without in your storage and has up to a 30-year shelf life.

  • April 9th – 10:00 am, Larsen Park Ward. 9600 So. 6000 West

April Widmer’s house. Traditional “sprouting in a jar” and other methods as well as dirt sprouting. I am going to get a great discount on bulk buying here for sprouting seeds. I will post the group order prices on May 1st.

  • April 23rd 

Rosa Rice will be teaching us how to make our own Sterilized wraps and dressings. Start finding/saving white sheets to cut up, and saving your brown paper sacks to complete this project. 

This is #3 of Rebecca Lee’s “20 Items I Wouldn’t Do Without”.
We will meet in the Larsen Park Ward (6000 West 9600 No. in Highland) in the RS Room at 10:00 and should be there about 1 1/2 hours. 
Sorry ladies, we won’t have a nursery.
Hope to see you all there,
April 🙂
  • May is “Solar Month”

May will be my solar classes, so solar ovens, panels and other solar things will be made available. Sieg is putting a package together so that you can have portable solar. More info will come as we get closer.

  • June- Power is out, how do I cook?  Dutch Oven cooking and other alternative fuel sources.

This is all for now sisters. Doesn’t this sound like fun? I am excited and hope that you too, feel like this is a lot of great stuff to learn, and start checking off of your preparedness lists. We are blessed to have so many knowledgeable people around us who are willing to share what they know. We are really being blessed!

Take care sisters,

April Widmer 🙂

Classes for Domestic Tranquility

Dear Sisters,

I have decided that this is the best calling in the church. I have always wanted to know more about this stuff and now is my great opportunity! It also can be your great opportunity to learn some of these lost skills and learn to feed your family better at the same time while using your food storage.

Below, are a few classes that I will be teaching (for the next millennia by the looks of the list) to help prepare myself, and our ward family for the exciting events to come. Of course, I will need all of the help I can get. So, if you feel like you would like to share what you already know, or learn more about one of theses subjects, please e-mail me back and I will put you on that committee and when that class rolls around, you can help.

Sisters, please remember that none of this is meant to overwhelm any of us. But if we are prepared, we shall not fear. That is the idea here- DOMESTIC TRANQUILITY! Yippy, here we go on this great adventure!

In the Kitchen

  1. Break Making 101- grinding wheat, basic bread making, etc.
  2. Bread Making 102- pretzels, bagels, pita’s, tortillas, etc.
  3. Bread Making 103- Sweet Breads (orange rolls, cinnamon rolls, monkey bread, etc.)
  4. Breakfast Cereals/Granola Bars (inspired by the high price of cereal)
  5. Slow Cooker/Pressure Cooking (low energy, low water)
  6. Dutch Oven/ Solar Oven Cooking
  7. Pasta Making
  8. Yogurt/Cheese Making, Almond, Soy and other Milk products
  9. Amaranth, Quinoa, Wheat meat and Goetta
  10. Graham Crackers and Crackers
  11. Making “Mixes” with your food storage
  12. Show and Tell “I can’t live without this” and why
  13. Nuts, Seeds, Peanut/Almond and other nut butters
  14. Sewing clothing & other groovy stuff
  15. Soap and Lotion Making

In the Garden

  1. Cooking with Spices and herbs
  2. (Show & Tell) The things we can’t do without
  3. Juicing
  4. Vegetable Gardening and Harvesting Seeds
  5. Sprouting
  6. Home Canning
  7. Herbs, Oils and Home Remedies

Co-Ops- are you interested in participating in the following?

  1. Ward Garden Plot
  2. Ward Chicken Coop

Group Orders- stuff to purchase at a discount

  1. “Be Prepared” Cookbook
  2. Electric Wheat Grinders
  3. Hand Wheat Grinders
  4. Solar Ovens
  5. Dutch Ovens
  6. Water Purifiers

Pandemics- the stuff no one wants to talk about, but what we need to know about

  1. Earthquake
  2. Bird Flu
  3. Nuclear Disaster

E-mail me back to put you on the list of helpers for the classes that tickled your fancy. The schedule of classes will be coming out soon. Once a month, (Thursday morning at 10:00 am, at my house) there will be a cooking class, once a month there will be a group order of sorts. (Coming from Rebecca Lee’s “20 things I wouldn’t do without”.)

Thanks for your help,

April 🙂