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Check out these SEPTEMBER courses!


 Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Certification Training

Instructor: Ethan MacCormickyardstick_large

Builders, become a certified HERS rater! This comprehensive approach to building science and energy efficient construction examines “the house as a system,” including energy and moisture transfer, the thermal envelope, air leakage problems and solutions, ventilation and indoor air quality, windows, as well as basic energy load calculations, energy modeling, and diagnostic testing using a blower door, infrared thermography, and a duct blaster. Accreditation is through the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET). Exam fees and materials are included in price. CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED!

14 Hybrid Classes totaling 62 hours
30 online hours (10 classes) November 9 – 20th 32 field training hours (4 days) December 1 – 4 Fee: $1200
Location: MVRHS Building Trades
Cosponsor: MV Builders Association

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BREW U: Explore craft beer & brewing78e4c88ec98e0528d8a02708f8d6500a

Instructor: Adam Jamie, Certified Cicerone®

Do you want to be able to go on a brewery tour and understand what’s going on? Would you like to approach a craft beer cooler confidently and know the style of beer you’re looking for, and know why you like one beer verses another? This 3-day course will touch upon everything from making beer, beer styles, pairing beer with food, and how to think about the 7 beer flavor categories. Beer tasting, food, and text book included.


2 Saturdays, 3-4:30pm, 1 Tuesday, 5:30-7pm September 12, 15, 19
20byNine Restaurant/ Fee: $139, includes materials
Cosponsor: 20byNine Restaurant

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Relaxed Body, Open Mind, Deep Rest 

Instructor: Martha Abbot

Create an oasis of self-care in the middle of your week. Gain the benefits of yoga without the exertion of exercise. In an atmosphere of deep relaxation, let props support you in postures that give you a good stretch, while you luxuriate and rejuvenate in the beautiful and peaceful setting of the Yoga Barn.

10 Wednesdays, 11am-Noon
September 9, 16, 23, 30 | October 7, 14, 28 | November 4, 11, 18
The Yoga Barn/ Fee: $120 or $15 drop-in
Cosponsor: The Yoga Barn