Cooking is a skill everyone should learn, like riding a bike or catching a baby. Start becoming a Renaissance man or woman with this Groupon.
$25 for a Cooking Class for Two (Up to $50 Value)
AL!VE’s rapidly approaching winter program, beginning in December, arms participants with the skills needed to navigate the kitchen with more than two dozen cooking classes ($10–$25/person). During the Five-Course Meal class (Tuesday, January 8, 7 p.m.–8 p.m.), students learn not to fear preparing big feasts as they rustle up a meal that includes wine sampling, an appetizer, a salad, two small entrees, and dessert. The Cooking with Beer class (Tuesday, February 19, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.) shows that frosty brews can be used in more ways than just tickling upper lips, demonstrating how Michigan craft beers can be the focal point of marinades, sauces, and cheese soup. Call AL!VE for a full schedule of classes.
AL!VE: Your Community Well-Being Place
The staff at Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital knows the negative effect an unhealthy lifestyle can have on a person. They decided to fight back with a preventative strike by opening AL!VE: Your Community Well-Being Place. The 65,000-square-foot facility uses every inch of its space to promote healthy living. The sprawling site is nestled amid an 18-acre outdoor setting and houses countless fit-friendly amenities, including an exercise area and multi-purpose gym, walking paths, a women’s-only health center, and a space for physical, occupational, and speech outpatient rehabilitation.
With this much space comes a slew of programming and fitness classes for adults, teens, and kids that change with the seasons. Exercise isn’t the only component of the mission at AL!VE, however; the facility houses a demonstration teaching kitchen where guests can learn how to cook fresh meals. There's also a café where they can imagine how they’d look in a chef hat while a real chef prepares their meals.