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101 Fresh Classes - Join Us!

Written by Novella Smith.

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Starting in February, I will hold two baptismal classes for our young people.  The classes will run for six weeks and are open to any young person who is interested in being baptized.

101 Fresh - Saturday Edition is for children between the ages of 7 and 12.  This class will meet from 10:00 a.m. to 10:40 a.m. in my office.  Claseses start on Saturday, February 4 and run for six weeks.  101 Fresh - Tuesday Edition is for teens 13 and older.  Classes start on Tuesday, Feburary 7.  Keep reading for details about the Tuesday edition of 101 Fresh.

Register for Our February 19 Cooking Class!

Written by Dorrel Mclaren.

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Join vegan cookbook author Judith Richardson on Sunday, February 19 at 3:00 p.m. and sharpen your vegan cooking skills! Mrs. Richardson is no stranger to Metro - she has taught many cooking classes here - as well as at many other locations across the country.

Super Fit Challenge: Week 2

Written by Dorrel Mclaren.

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We are in the second week of our eight-week super fit family challenge.  If you are just joining us, read the program overview before getting started.

Week 2 Challenge:  As a family, learn to read food labels by studying items in your kitchen.  Arrange your schedule and plan to shop together for groceries once a month and be sure to read food labels.  Allow the kids to make the shopping list of make suggestions about what to buy.  Guide them to select healthy options.  Explain why one item instead of another.

Exercise:  Begin planning exercise for the week for each family member.  Remember to use your pedometer daily and aim for 10,000 steps.  Keep a record of your daily steps so Andrea Thomas can record them into the General Conference Step for Life site.

Get Certified as a Vegetarian Food Instructor!

Written by Dorrel Mclaren.

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Metropolitan's Health Department has partnered with Dr. Joycelyn Peterson, a registered dietitian, to offer a vegetarian food instructor (VFI) certification course.  The course dates are Friday, March 31st to Sunday, April 2nd, and the location is The Hope Center, 18811 New Hampshire Ave, Ashton, MD  20861 (across the street from Emmanuel Brinklow Church).

The course classes will focus on the benefits of fiber rich foods, menu planning, the effects of the great grain robbery in the food industry, creative uses for beans, vegan cuisine, and low calorie desserts.  The registration fee is $220 and includes a course manual, a cookbook, food for demonstration adn sampling, a supermarket shopping tour, and a five-year certificate as a VFI issued upon completion.

Register by February 28 and receive the early bird special of $190.  To receive the discount, an initial deposit of $50 is requested by February 1st, with a second deposit installment of $50 by February 28th.  To register and receive more information, contact Dorrel McLaren at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..