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Fish For Dinner: How to Clean Your Catch on Tuesday, May 7 at River House


with Donna Frantz

Calendar May 7, 2024 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Get ready for a morning of excitement and adventure at the picturesque River House located on the Matanzas River! Learn how to clean your catch. Hands on fish cleaning. Each participant will get to clean a fish while being instructed through each step. All methods will be taught. .

Book your spot now to learn how to clean your fish for dinner! 

The group is limited to 10 total. Don't miss out on this fun Fishing event/activity!

This class will meet, rain or shine and will be mainly outdoors, so bring your sunscreen.

This class will meet on Tuesday, May 7 from 9 to 11 at River House (179 Marine St.).

Please note that this is a one day class.

For ages 18 and up.

Will run

Balancing Your Blood Sugar and Preventing Diabetes on Tuesdays in May at River House


with Lynn Ringhaver

Calendar May 7, 2024 at 2:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Strategies for balancing your Blood Sugar to strengthen your immune system.

Simple method of acid/alkaline Blood Scale to encourage optimum food choices.

Managing your Blood Sugar throughout your day.

Lynn Ringhaver RN., BSN., L.Ac. was an Intensive care nurse for 15 years before moving into Integrative Medicine. She was in private practice for over 20 years including: Shiatsu, acupuncture, herbal medicine, and nutrition. Certified in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction with Jon Kabat-Zinn. Certified in Qi Gong with Master Robert Peng. Emotional Freedom Technique training with Dawson Church PhD.

Class sessions are on Tuesdays, May 7, 14 from 2:30 to 3:30 at River House (179 Marine St.)

Classes are for ages 18 & up.

Will run

The Herbal Pharmacy: Essential Oils on Thursdays in May at River House


with James Carucci

Calendar May 16, 2024 at 3 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Class is now on Thursdays instead of Wednesdays.

Essential oils are an important component of aromatherapy, an alternative medicine practice. While essential oils are typically inhaled, there are a number of applications for essential oils to be used topically for treatment of headaches or muscle pain, or on surfaces such as bed linens or clothing to promote relaxation. In this course, we will look at how essential oils are produced and explore the potential uses for essential oils as a part of a daily health and wellness practices.

About the instructor: James is a professor of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, a master herbalist, integrative wellness practitioner and personal chef.

Class sessions will be held on Thursdays, May 16, 23, 30 from 3 to 4 at River House (179 Marine St.  St. Augustine 32084)

No class session on May 2 & 9.

Classes are for ages 18 and up.

Will run

Why and How to Use Spices OR Spice is the Spice of Life on Monday, May 20 at River House


with Mindy and Bruce Mylrea

Calendar May 20, 2024 at 1:30 pm, runs for 1 week

In this lecture, you will learn how spicing up a healthy meal can create an extraordinary dining experience AND improve your health! Your spice rack has the ability to transform your meals as well as provide real health benefits. Certain spices are power houses of healthy antioxidants and phytochemicals with proven medicinal benefits. No need to spend hours hunting for exotic ingredients as some of the healthiest spices are available at your local market and are probably already in your home.

Come join Bruce and Mindy to learn the latest research on specific spice benefits and how to use them to transform your cooking. 

This one day class will be held on Monday, May 20 from 1:30 to 3 at River House (179 Marine Street, St. Augustine 32084)

Classes are for ages 18 and up.

Will run

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