The Great Poetry Escape — Invest in a weekend and leave a better poet. You may even discover some new poet friends with whom you can continue to share your work and your writing challenges. One and a half days, beginning at 9:30-12:30 Saturday morning (includes coffee), lunch break (brown bag or off site). Class resumes at 2 until 4 p.m. Sunday reading brunch—potluck, bring a dish and a poem for sharing. 9:30–11:30. Runs: July 20-21. Cost $100. Class will be held at the home of Vicki Hendrickson, 157 Low St., Newburyport. 978-462-7211.
Sea Glass Jewelry Workshops— Lisa Scala, designer and teacher of 20 years, offers these workshops in wired jewelry with sea glass, including making a contemporary charm bracelet, spiral earrings, a cluster ring or a sea glass pendant. Learn basic to intermediate jewelry making and go home with a piece of jewelry each week. The class is a great addition to anyone who has taken beginner classes but will also be fine for those wanting to get started for the first time in jewelry making. Four, 2-hour sessions: Thursday evenings, 6:30-8:30 p.m., begins July 12. Cost $125. Materials fee to be paid to teacher, $20.
Yoga for 50-plus —Rose Russo, RYT-200, Anusara inspired TM yoga instructor, has designed a beginner class that will gently stretch and strengthen all major muscles and joints. Emphasis will be on working with your body, wherever it is. Participants will learn deep breathing techniques for quieting the mind and yoga therapy exercises designed to open the body. Each class will begin with a short meditation and end with a final relaxation. Four, 1-hour sessions: Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Begins July 9, Yoga Center of Newburyport, 12 Maple St., Newburyport. Cost: $90.
For more information, call the Newburyport Adult and Community Education office at 978-465-1257 or email: email@example.com.