Like learning to juggle, learning to cook requires patience, a distraction-free environment, and the ability to handle multiple eggplants at once. Become the ringmaster of your kitchen or master other life skills with today’s Groupon to Knowledge Network. Choose between the following options:
- For $25, you get $50 worth of classes. This credit can be used toward multiple classes.
- For $15, you get a one-year membership, which entitles members to discounted classes and other privileges (a $34 value).<p>
At the Knowledge Network, experts in fields such as dance, spirituality, cooking, and writing teach a cornucopia of cultural, commercial, and life-skills classes with a flexible schedule of diverse classes held throughout the capital district. In Best Holiday Treats from Around the World on December 7 ($50 plus one nonperishable item for the Latham food bank), Chef Ric Orlando—champion of the Food Network’s Chopped—puts his signature spin on sizzling Hanukkah latkes, Kwanzaa peanut soup, the Italian feast of the seven fishes, and figgy pudding, taking holiday cooking far past the realm of microwave-cooked Peeps. Author and dream warrior Robert Moss imparts his synthesis of modern dreamwork and ancient shamanic practices in The Power of Active Dreaming on December 8 ($45), where students learn to solve problems, improve health, and spark creativity during nighttime reveries. Revisit bygone eras of hip hop with four Breakdancing classes ($45), in which students learn to spin, toprock, and perform basic floor routines under the guidance of instructor Turbeau, who has performed on MTV’s The Grind.
Knowledge Network members boast access to exclusive offers and events, priority enrollment in waitlisted classes, and discounts on classes, courses, events, and trips. Monthly emails provide a first look at new schedules, allowing members to plan for sock hops or sock-knitting parties far in advance.