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Pathfinder Offers Over 21! Community Classes this Spring

EDMESTON, NY, March 1, 2018 … Pathfinder Village will offer another fun and engaging semester of OVER 21! classes this spring, running from March through May. Regular classes will focus on physical fitness and arts & crafts, and are open to the entire community.  Several courses require pre-registration, and there are modest instructor and materials fees associated with several classes. A registration brochure is available at Pathfinder Village's Bakery or at the Pathfinder website (

“Our Over 21! classes have been very popular with community members, and we feature instructors who are knowledgeable and dedicated to sharing their talents with others,” said Paula Schaeffer, Director of Enrichment Programming.  “These classes present opportunities for everyone who would like to learn new skills, or work towards fitness goals, all with coaching and support from fellow class members.”

Arts & Crafts classes require pre-registration; interested hobbyists may register by downloading the brochure and mailing in their course payment; by stopping at the Finance Office at the Pathfinder Village Commons; or by calling Mrs. Schaeffer at (607) 964-8377, ext. 126 (please leave a message).  For more information, please email [email protected].

Classes include:

Each Wednesday
7-8 p.m.

Zoë Curtis rocks the Pathfinder Gym through ZUMBA®, an energetic combination of fitness moves and Latin dance that offer a fun and creative way to exercise. Wear suitable workout clothes; classes are $5 per session, payable at class.

YOGA with Tracey 

March 7 – April 11
6-7 p.m.

Certified Instructor Tracey Lippitt of Fly Creek, will lead these sessions of gentle stretching and breathing exercises at the Meeting House. Participants should wear loose clothing, and bring a mat or large towel.  Fees are $10 per class, payable at class.

Hearth Basketry
Thurs. & Fri.
April 26 & 27
6-8 p.m.

Noted basket maker Martha Bremer will show you how to make a versatile hearth basket, which can be used for kindling or as a multi-use carrier. This is a great project for beginners.  The class meets at the Pathfinder Village Art Room; course fee covers both classes, including all materials and tools. Pre-registration is required; fee of $50, payable upon registration.  A minimum of 8 students is needed.

Embossed Cards
Saturday, April 28
2-4 p.m.


Join instructor Andrea House in making beautiful embossed cards that you may use to keep in touch with friends and loved ones.  Course fee includes all materials and tools.  Pre-registration is required; fee of $15, payable upon registration.

Marbling on Paper
Wednesday, May 2
6-8 p.m.

Make colorful magic happen through this fun class with Pathfinder Art Specialist Diane McNeil.  Participants will try different techniques to learn the basics of this historic decorative art.  Pre-registration is required; fee of $10, payable upon registration.

Book Binding
Wednesday, May 9 
6-8 p.m.


Join Art Specialist Diane McNeil in this artful exploration of traditional book binding techniques.  Class participants may use paper from the marbling class as book covers if desired. Pre-registration is required; fee of $10, payable upon registration.

About Pathfinder Village: Pathfinder Village is an internationally respected open-access community in upstate New York, and was founded in 1980 to provide people living with Down syndrome and related disabilities an independent, engaging, and fulfilling lifestyle. As it works to provide quality supports for older individuals living with intellectual disabilities, the Village also offers highly successful educational and pre-vocational programs, including its post-secondary program, Otsego Academy, and its community-based day services option for regional residents.  To learn more about Pathfinder Village, please call (607) 965-8377, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., visit the website at, or visit our fan page on the popular social networking site, Facebook.

“Pathfinder Village helps people find their
way in life to independence, success, and
maturity — all the things you want for your family.”
Marian Mullet | Founder of Pathfinder Village