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posted: 2/15/2014 1:01 AM

District 128's Community Education Department adds three classes

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Submitted by Donna Levy

District 128's Community Education Department has added three new classes to its online catalog.

The first class, "Oriental Rug Basics, Form, Fashion, Function," will be led by Roger Douchand. This class will introduce the three main rug classifications: Nomadic, Village, and City rugs.

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It will discuss the history, weaving process, knot counts, fiber content, dyes, identification, evaluation and valuation of authentic hand-knotted oriental rugs.

The series was originally developed for Marshall Field's Rug Galleries and the textiles class at the Harrington College of Design Textiles class headed up by Dee Nemeth in 2007.

There are two opportunities to participate in this class: Saturday, Feb. 22, or March 12. Class will meet at the Fifth Wall Rug Gallery.

District 128 has also partnered with Oh Olive! Sandra Schuenemann, Mary Koval, and Sandy Washburn will present "Cooking with Olive Oil," "Balsamic Vinegar and Olive Oil 101."

In "Cooking with Olive Oil," students will learn the health benefits and the basics of cooking with ultra-premium olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

Participants will learn how to make three dishes during the class: an appetizer, a salad, and a main dish. Class will meet at Libertyville High School April 9.

In "Olive Oil 101" students will learn why olive oil prices vary so greatly. How can you identify quality olive oil? What are the health benefits of replacing some of the fats in your diet with quality olive oil?

In addition to learning about olive oil production and characteristics, you will have the opportunity to sample a variety of quality olive oils and explore ideas for enjoying them in your food preparation. Class will meet March 3 at Oh Olive! In downtown Libertyville.

Registration is required Visit District 128's Community Education webpage at www.ComEd128.org to register online, or call the Community Education office, (847) 247-4576, to register by phone.

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