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Thursday, June 17, 2021

Therapeutic cooking classes for individuals with disabilities coming to Ocala

Individuals with disabilities are being encouraged to participate in a new series of therapeutic cooking classes coming to west Ocala. 

The Ocala Recreation and Parks department will host a “Please Pass the Peas” cooking class starting Thursday, June 3, from 4:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Barbara G. Washington Center, located at 210 NW 12th Avenue. 

The class is aimed at helping those individuals with disabilities looking for hands-on opportunities to learn some new skills and make some new friends. 

This week’s class will focus on making Asian lettuce wraps. 

Participants will learn about nutrition, meal planning, budgeting and safe food handling. 

Anyone interested in attending may either do so online via Zoom, or in person at the center. The cost to participate is $5 per class. Zoom participants will be emailed the access code and recipe after registration. 

Classes will be held the first Thursday of each month, and participants are encouraged to register a week in advance for each class. For more information or to register for this program, visit the “Please Pass the Peas” event page. 

To read about additional upcoming events and programs, visit the Ocala Recreation and Parks website.