Natural Yeast & Grains for Health Summit 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 3, Highland Community Center, 5378 W. 10400 N. Highland, Utah Seating is LIMITED. WE EXPECT THIS CLASS TO SELL OUT.


8:30 Welcome and registration check-in 9-9:15 Creating a Natural Yeast Start from Nature: Caleb will teach you how to create a natural yeast start for bread-rising using only what is available in the back yard. Students will go home with the materials needed to start their own yeast from scratch! 9:15-9:30 The Water Secret Caleb will teach you a simple trick for making your yeast happier, healthier, and most importantly, more vigorous by changing the way you use water with your natural yeast starter — and what it means for our health the rest of the time too. 9:30-9:45 How to Keep a Starter in the Fridge: Melissa will teach you how to convert your starter to living in the fridge, the benefits of keeping a cold start, how to tell if your cold start conversion is successful, how to use a cold start for baking, and more. 9:45-10 Help! My Yeast Doesn’t Double! Concerned because your yeast is not doubling, either on the counter or in the fridge? Melissa will teach you a simple secret for knowing when your yeast is perfect for baking — and when it needs more time. Melissa will demonstrate how to feed natural yeast at home. 10-10:15 The Health Benefits of Natural Yeast Believe it! Caleb will tell you how natural yeast can help you lose weight, get rid of your acid reflux forever, heal your gluten intolerance, create probiotic and prebiotic health in your gut, and smooth spikes in your glycemic index. 10:15-10:30 Simple and Fluffy Bread, Rolls & Cinnamon Rolls Using a Thermal Oven Thermal ovening is a simple technique for raising bread that requires no fuel or electricity and makes a HUGE difference in the way natural yeast bread rises. Thermal ovens have been practiced for centuries! 10:30-10:45 BREAK 10:45-11 Gluten-free Doesn’t Mean Harmless Melissa and Caleb will tell you about the hidden dangers of the gluten-free diet, including short-term and long-term consequences that are little discussed about the current gluten-free fad. 11-11:30 Natural Yeast as a Phytic Acid Fighter Melissa will teach us how phytic acid harms our health when grains are not prepared properly for eating, and how natural yeast is Mother Nature’s answer for neutralizing phytic acid to make wheat, oats, and other grains healthy and not harmful. 11:30-11:45 Spelt, Teff & Buckwheat Melissa will teach us why she is so passionate about using a variety of grains in her family’s diet, and she will introduce us to a variety of grains that are little used in the U.S. but are super healthy and delicious. 11:45-Noon How to Make Bread With Natural Yeast Melissa and Caleb will demonstrate how to make bread using natural yeast. Noon-12:45 LUNCH, MIX AND MINGLE, BOOK SIGNING 12:45-1:30 Why I Recommend Natural Yeast to My Patients Dr. McClean is a chiropractor who began teaching the benefits of Natural Yeast to patients and community members with his wife several years ago. He found in his practice that if structural adjustments were not working in his patients, the problem was usually dietary. He utilizes natural yeast fermentation of a variation of grains in his treatment of these patients. Dr. McClean will share with us what he has learned about how consuming unprepared grains affects the human body through his own research and treatment of patients in his practice. 1:30-2:15 Natural Yeast Testing at Alpine Clinic Natural Yeast Testing at Alpine Clinic Patty Jake is the Health Coach and Lifestyle Educator at Dr. Diane Farley Jones’ Alpine Medical Clinic in Highland. She will tell us the exciting news about the protocol and informal clinic study that Dr. Farley-Jones is developing for natural yeast after seeing testing and results from Patty herself and other patients. Patty will talk about the importance of natural yeast in nutrition and frankly discuss the full spectrum of results seen at the clinic

2:15-3:15 Question & Answer Panel — Ask your questions to Dr. McClean, Patty, Melissa or Caleb!

To Register:


Childrens Choir Spring Concert

May 10 at 5 pm
Timberline Middle School Auditorium

Free Admission

This is a great concert!  Everyone is welcome.
Our children are amazing and wonderful.
Thanks to KeriLyn Lenhart for all she does for our community and the children’s choir!


Watercolor Class

May Flowers 

Monday, May 12

10 am to noon

Highland Community Center

Registration $20

Call Shauna



Writers for life Workshop


Take some time to learn about the writer’s craft from some of the best while raising money for the Huntsman Cancer Institute
in honor of Dr. J.B. Liddle.
You’ll hear from such authors as Lisa Mangum, Jeff Scott Savage, Josi Kilpack, and Jenni James. Topics include internal/external characterization, what you need to know about being a writer, and using social media to build your audience.  New York Times bestselling author (and Highland resident) Brandon Mull has agreed to teach at Writers for Life.
The workshop will be held on June 7 at 9 a.m. in the Clark Auditorium at the Utah Valley Regional Medical Center.
The cost is a tax-deductible $35 donation through my fundraising page. Seating is limited to 100 participants.


Is there something you would like to learn or to teach?

If you have a class you would like to take to learn new skills or something that you would like to share and teach to others let us know.  Go to this form, Proposal Form for Classes and Workshops, and fill it out and save it to your computer and then attach it to an email to or


Friends of Art


We are always looking for new members and you can contact Corene Bennett at 801-768 9643 for further information or to register.

MEETINGS, 2014 — Twice Monthly
Guest Artist, 10:45–1 pm (Come early so we can start at 11).  Workshop, 11–2pm:  choose your project & potluck lunch.  Also considering Museum tours.              

 May 8:  11pm:  Luncheon & Tour Springville Salon

Membership Policy:  $25 a year, September through May OR $5 a month OR $3 a meeting(visitors: first visit is free, then pay a membership fee)


Questions:  Call Corene Bennett 801-768-9643 or Jo Sudweeks 801-756-9717 

Art Council Chairman of the Board — Shauna Larson 801-756-9614 or


Also, coming soon we will be displaying art from local artists in the lobby of the Highland City Hall.  Please stop and see the great talent we have right here in our own community.    


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