(415) 565-0545, www.sfcb.org
MONSTER BABY FLEECE HAT
Learn to work with stretch fabrics while making these painfully cute tops for tots, all while supporting the new effort by former Stitch Lounge favorites Kelly Williams and Hannah McDevitt. Great gifts for new moms and their winter spawn!
Jan. 31, noon3 p.m. $62
Craft Haven Collective, 520 Hampshire, SF. crafthaven.org
HERBAL MEDICINE-MAKING FOR WINTER HEALTH
Create simple herbal remedies for the common winter bug while learning about basic actions of plants and how they work in combination. You'll leave with a jar or each remedy, plus handouts and recipes.
Jan. 31, 10 a.m.noon. $15.
Garden for the Environment, Seventh Ave. at Lawton, SF. (415) 731-5627, www.gardenfortheenvironment.org
BEGINNER SURFING I
You live in California! It's time to learn how to surf! In Adventure Out's two-day clinic, you'll learn basic technique, safety and etiquette, ocean awareness, and balance. All gear included!
Feb. 78, 9 a.m.noon, $170.
Linda Mar Beach, Pacifica. www.adventureout.com
FEARLESS FIRE EATING
Think there's no way you could be a fire-eater? Think again. The art of putting (and putting out) fire in your mouth, running it along your skin, and executing other advanced tricks is easier than it seems. In this entry-level class, you'll make two torches to take home and practice with. And don't worry, you'll learn fire safety before any flames touch your skin.
Feb. 28Mar. 1, 3:305:30 p.m. $85.
The Crucible, 1260 Seventh St., Oakl. (510) 444-0919, www.thecrucible.org
GRANT WRITING FOR ARTISTS
There's no better time for learning how to fund your art than now. Let Root Division's executive director, Michelle Mansour, guide you through researching and applying for grant funding, including understanding lingo, addressing application criteria, preparing work samples, and editing.
March 16 & 30, 79 p.m. $30
Root Division, 3175 17th St., SF. www.rootdivision.org *