Top 10 classes to take around Burr Ridge in September

Learn something new this month with our picks of the top 10 classes to take around Burr Ridge in September.

1. You Can Brew It, 7 p.m. Sept. 8
Award-winning home brewer Scott Pointon discusses the equipment, ingredients, brewing process and resources available to home brewers. La Grange Park Public Library, 555 N. La Grange Road, La Grange Park.

2. Wheel Ceramics for Adults, 12:30 p.m. Sept. 10
Participants can learn to throw on a wheel or improve their wheel throwing skills. For all skill levels, ages 16 and older. All materials are included along with glazing and firing. Classes held at 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Oct. 15. Oak Brook Park District Family Recreation Center, 1450 Forest Gate Road, Oak Brook. $162-$202.

3. Sticky Fingers Cooking: Favorite Fall Foods, 10:30 a.m. Sept. 19
Children can celebrate fall by making season-themed snacks. For ages 3-4 with a parent. Harvester Park, 15W 400 Harvester Drive, Burr Ridge. $22-$25.

4. Ballroom Dance, 7 p.m. Sept. 9
Learn how to do the swing, fox trot, waltz, rumba, cha cha and salsa. For ages 16 and older. The class is held at 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Oct. 14. Oak Brook Park District Family Recreation Center, 1450 Forest Gate Road, Oak Brook. $60-$75.

5. Candlelight Flow Yoga with Rachel Lechocki, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 19
Rachel Lechocki leads a vinyasa flow class accompanied by candlelight. The class is best for students with some yoga experience. Registration is required: Register at Focus Yoga Studio, 9047 Monroe Ave., Brookfield. $16; one class card punch.

6. Adult Oil Painting Studio, 7 p.m. Sept. 9
The painting course teaches beginning oil painting technique through perceptual representation. For ages 21 and older. The class is held at 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Oct. 7. Harvester Park, 15W 400 Harvester Drive, Burr Ridge. $115-$144.

7. Junior Naturalists, 4 p.m. Sept. 16
Explore nature, practice survival skills and participate in behind-the-scenes animal care. Explore scientific principles, perform experiments and discover how science influences our daily lives. Participants learn simple data collection and mathematical analysis methods and work with equipment used by real scientists to study plants and animals. Attendees should dress for the weather and wear clothes that can get dirty. Lake View Nature Center, 17W063 Hodges Road, Oakbrook Terrace. $11 residents; $16 nonresidents.

8. Famous Painters, 2 p.m. Sept. 12
Come create a masterpiece that is inspired by artists like O’Keefe, Van Gogh, Money and more. Registration is required. Wellness House, 131 N. County Line Road, Hinsdale. Free.

9. American Heart Association CPR Course, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 15
Oak Brook Fire Department the accredited American Heart Association CPR course which covers the basic life support for adults, infants and children. Participants who pass the course are certified by the American Heart Association to perform on-person CPR and abdominal thrusts for choking patients. Oak Brook Park District Family Recreation Center, 1450 Forest Gate Road, Oak Brook. $30-$38.

10. Keys to Great Curb Appeal, 10:30 a.m. Sept. 6
Learn how to improve first impressions by beautifying the exterior of a home, as well as about current design trends in siding, brick, windows, dormers, porches, entry doors, shutters and accents. Normandy Remodeling Showroom, 440 E. Ogden Ave., Hinsdale. Free.

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