Upcoming Classes & Events Listing

The following is a list of upcoming in-store classes, events, and other Tool Shed happenings.

All events are held at 2427 N. Murray Ave., two blocks north of North Ave. near the intersection of North and Farwell, unless otherwise noted.

Couples Massage
with Kari Nabbefeld
Sunday, February 11, 10 am


Get ready for cozy evenings with a nurturing morning of partner massage. Learn how to improve intimacy and reduce stress with your partner through massage. In this class we will cover the basics of Swedish Massage, and learn ways to work massage into your everyday life, creating opportunities for you and your partner to escape from stress and open lines of communication through the power of touch. Together we can develop a routine and establish dialogue useful when speaking with your partner about touch. Both partners will take turns giving and receiving massage with Kari's guidance. At the end of this class you will receive materials that you can consult at home.

Kari L. Nabbefeld is a Licensed Massage Therapist, and a Graduate of Fox Valley School of Massage in Appleton, Wisconsin. As a freelance therapist she dose not work at a spa but rather works events around Milwaukee ranging from small parties to workplace or festival events. Passionate about prenatal, infant and sports massage, she is available for individual appointments. There will be no tables for this class, so please bring a yoga mat, thick beach towel or blanket, as well as a sheet for draping during your massage. Bring your favorite massage oil, or use one provided by Kari.

Class size limited!

$50 per couple. Pre-registration required, couples only. THIS CLASS IS SOLD OUT.

A Discussion on Sex and Aging
with Dr. Akeira Johnson
Saturday, February 17, 10 am

This is a MORNING class!

Please join us for a frank discussion about the ups and downs of senior sex. Akeira will start with some general information about sex, health, and pleasure after 55. She'll talk about reclaiming and maintaining sexual health with chronic illness, reduced mobility, after menopause, as well as other age-related health issues that may arise. Additionally, Akeira will give a few hints for feeling frisky as you age. Then we'll open up this for an informal small group discussion where you can have your questions answered and get the info you need to stay as active as you want to be for as long you want!

From Akeira Johnson, MD: I have a specialty practice in women’s health and I see the void of accurate education about sexual health in my patient's lives. I have started and currently run a female sexual health clinic at the VA hospital here in Milwaukee. I think that there are so many patients that can benefit from being empowered to talk about sex with their healthcare providers. In my practice, I focus on normalizing the many acts of sex and the importance of a sex life that is both consensual and enjoyable. I hope that outside of the VA I can empower people to have further discussions with health care providers if there is concern for pathology, empower those interested in (legal) nontraditional sexual activity (same sex, swinging, etc), and embracing sexual health as a priority.

$10 per person. Register here.