Class Calendar: Ki Gong, Pottery, Computers and more |

Class Calendar: Ki Gong, Pottery, Computers and more

Fitness Forever Classes for Seniors: 10 to 11 a.m., Tahoe Center for Health and Sports Performance, 10710 Donner Pass Road. Inspiring men and women to fitness for more than 12 years. Cardio endurance, weight lifting increasing endurance, balance, and flexibility. A great class for seniors of all fitness levels, $5 per class. Call 587-3769.Ongoing Creative Writing Workshops: Dec. 2, Dec 9, and Dec. 16. Connect with a writing community, generate new material, play with language and meaning. Karen Terrey, poetry editor for the literary arts journal Quay, holds an MFA in creative writing and teaches creative writing at Sierra Nevada College. Visit Tuesday nights from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Teen Center. Call 582-7720 to register. Drop in for $20 or sign up for ongoing four-week sessions for $72. Free Jazzercise Class and Holiday Party: Dec. 13, 8:45 a.m. Not your old-time Jazzercise! Hot, current music, easy to follow moves. Strength training and stretching, too. Wear workout clothes, bring friends and a good appetite. All ages. Great special offers, no joining fees. North Tahoe Conference Center, Kings Beach, call Ginny 546-7745.Express Fit Class: Constantly varied, functional movements, executed at high intensity. Optimize your physical competence by developing balance, agility, cardiovascular respiratory endurance, strength, stamina, flexibility. No fancy equipment, just a true training program. Monday through Friday 7:45 to 8:15 a.m. or 9:15 to 9:45 a.m. Visit or call 587-3226. Classes are at the Charles Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy of Truckee/Tahoe, 11430 Deerfield Dr. Ki Gong: 10 to 11:30 a.m., Rideout Community Center, 740 Timberland Road, West Shore. All the benefits of tai chi, yoga and aerobics. This class involves controlled breathing, soft movements and light meditation for better health, mental clarity and stress relief ( Call 525-1360.Friday Night Art Jam: 6 to 8:30 p.m., 11711 Donner Pass Road, Truckee. Sessions for elementary and middle schools. Drawing, painting, batik, ceramics, folk art, paper making, weaving and more. Call 587-5437.Lake Tahoe On Line: A series of free computer training classes monthly as a service to the community. Send an email to for info. No computer experience required. Hands on, interactive with all materials and computer access provided at 7 to 9 p.m. Please email or call 582-2080 to reserve a seat, 12219 Business Park Dr. Suite 14.Balance Holistic Health: Yoga and tai chi classes, Village at Northstar. Acupuncture and chiropractic treatments. Yoga: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. Open to all levels. Reservations are required. Class limit 15. Tai Chi: Thursday and Friday, 9 to 10:30 a.m. Open to all levels. Reservations required. Class limit six. Call 320-0191. Ki Gong: A gently, non-impact series of movements, breathing and meditation developed over many centuries to enhance well-being, strengthen the immune system, improve balance, expand breath and energize. Tuesdays from 9 to 10:15 a.m., evening class Thursdays from 6 to 7:15 p.m. at the Truckee Community Center gym. Call Rolf at 587-2557 for info.Adult Ceramics Class: Truckee Donner Recreation District on Thursday evenings 5:30 to 8 p.m. Learn hand building and throwing techniques. Individual choice of projects. Create a unique piece for a special event or holiday. Contact 582-8852 for more information sign up at 582-7720.Ki Gong: 7 to 8 a.m., A Sante Lakeside Fitness, 850 Lakeside Blvd., Tahoe City. All the benefits of tai chi, yoga and aerobics this class involves controlled breathing, soft movements and light meditation for health improvement, mental clarity and stress relief ( Call 525-1360.Italian Classes: Beginning, intermediate, advanced with geography, culture and tradition. Eight week session, $185. Private lessons also available. Call Anna Goodwin at 587-6054.Natural Childbirth Classes: Mondays 6:30 to 9 p.m. Group classes are held in Truckee. Four birth classes and one breastfeeding class. Birth workbook and breastfeeding workbook included, $150. Call (530) 916-4695. Sharon Mayo, C.D. (DONA) has been a birth instructor for 16 years.KidZone Classes: Through Dec. 9. Mondays: Club Amiguitos 10 to 11:30 a.m. or 1 to 2:30 p.m. ages 3 to 5. Must pre-register. Tuesdays: Artist Workshop ages 4 to 6, Print Making Workshop; afternoon Wonder Science ages 4 to 6. Thursdays: Messy Explorations art and science, ages 2 to 6. Art Jam every other Friday night elementary and middle school students. Visit or call 587-5437.Second Saturday Ceramics Drop-In: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 8, T Pots Pottery, 11084 West River St. #4, Truckee. Wanna get dirty? Come play in clay at T Pots Pottery drop-in, use one of the six potters wheels or give handbuilding a try. Drop-in is for all levels. Call (530) 559-9773.Pilates Class: Kings Beach Conference Center, Pilates Mat Class offers one hour of core work, strengthening abdominal and back muscles, stretching and balance exercises. Appropriate for any age or fitness level. Please bring a mat and $10 drop in fee. Class times are Monday 6:15 p.m. and Wednesday 10:30 a.m. Call 582-8852.Boys Gymnastics: My Playground in Truckee is offering boys ages 6 – 10. Skills specific for boys gymnastics strength, flexibility, balance and coordination. Teacher Todd Tanis, boys gymnastics coach for 10 years for recreational and boys competitive teams. Pioneer Commerce Center in Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. and 4:45 p.m. For more information call 587-7404.Monday Night Meditation with Jon L.: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., For Goodness Sake, 10157 Donner Pass Road. Support the growth of meditation practice in our community through sharing as a group. Call 550-8981 or visit Gymtime: Toddlers and their parents enjoy free play in the big gym with an exciting array of exciting developmental equipment. Sierra Mountain Community Education Center. Ongoing classes follow the school schedule. Wednesdays and Fridays 10 a.m. to noon. Call 582-2583 for information.Aikido Classes: 6 to 7:30 p.m., Thursdays, Truckee Donner Parks andamp; Recreation, Church Street. A non-aggressive, competitive martial art teaching how to resolve conflict rather than to fight. A great way of getting out of the house and staying active during those long winter nights. Call (530) 320-3068.Adult Gymnastics: My Playground in Truckee. All levels welcome, no experience required. Superior warm-up, stretches and traditional floor work. Emphasis on body alignment, tumbling, bar, balance beam, vault, rings and Acrosports. Learn how to use your physical structure to support your weight both vertically and when inverted. Pioneer Commerce Center in Truckee on Tuesdays at 6:15 p.m. For more information call 587-7404.A Course in Miracles: Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8 p.m. with Bruce Fraser at For Goodness Sake, 10157 Donner Pass Road. Strikes at the heart of the basic human condition, which it characterizes as one of conflict, suffering and despair, fearful isolation from God, others and even ourselves. The course aims at healing. Please call 550-8981 or visit Pottery Drop In: 5:30 to 8 p.m., T Pots Pottery, 11084 West River St. #4, Truckee. Weekly ceramics drop-in for all levels to move at their own pace, creating functional and decorative pottery. Use one of the six potters wheels or do some handbuilding. Call 559-9773. Exercise for Energy: Free six-week class, supportive care program for current and recovering cancer patients. Guidance, support, and useful tools to return to and maintain health and wellness. Mondays from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. and Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Tahoe Center for Health and Sports Performance, 10710 Donner Pass Road. For more call 587-1062 ext. 213 or e-mail Together: For parents and children birth to 4. Research-based program including songs, instrument play and movement. $140 for 10 classes includes CDs and materials. Early Learning Project, SMCEC. Call 582-2583.Birthing From Within Childbirth Class: A class that brings more than the actual facts of childbirth. A way to nurture the body, mind, and spirit through pregnancy, birth, and parenthood. This is a five-week series held on Wednesdays. Held at Sierra Sports Care and Chiropractic in Tahoe City. The cost is $200. Please call for session schedule. Mentors: Lynda Walsh, 581-5882 and Nichole Hull, 525-7723.Buddhist Meditation Classes: Buddhist meditation classes, Tuesday afternoons from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m., For Goodness Sake, downtown Truckee. Lead by Ace Remas, Resident Teacher of the Mahakaruna Buddhist Meditation Center, or Leisa Peterson, senior member of the center. Commentary about meditation, guided meditation. Free and open to all. Chairs and sitting cushions are available.Nia Dance: Tahoe Center for Health and Sports Performance Wednesdays from 6 to 7 p.m. and Saturdays 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. Nia is Fitness Fusion integrating concepts from dance, martial and healing arts. The movement forms and principals are combined into an invigorating total body cardiovascular workout for every age and fitness level. Drop in classes $15, purchase a six-pack for $75 or 10-pack for $100. Call the TCHSP at 587-3769. Body Recall: An enjoyable, effective Senior Fitness class that will help you maintain or regain strength, mobility and balance to keep you moving and independently living. Get energized and feel better with Mary Sutton, P.T. and certified Body Recall Instructor. Call Sierra Sports andamp; Spine Therapy at 587-9355.Cardiac Reconditioning Program: Tahoe Forest Hospital, exercise for cardiac recovery, pulmonary rehab, seniors, or anyone needing to work with nurses and exercise physiologists. All fitness levels, MWF 7:30, 8:30 and 9:30 a.m. and TR 8:30 a.m. $50 for 12 punches $135 for 36 punches. For information call 582-3285.Senior Roundtable: Informational presentations on current activities for mature adults. Enjoy lunch at Sierra Mountain Community Education Center, 11603 Donner Pass Rd., and put in your ideas for future events. First Tuesday each month. Call 582-7766 for info.Cancer Support Group Meetings: The Tahoe Forest Cancer Program offers Cancer Support group meetings for cancer patients, their families, and friends on the first and third Monday of every month at the Tahoe Center for Health and Sports Performance in Truckee. 582-6450 or Circle: Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to noon. Facilitated by Earleen Norris. For Goodness Sake, 10157 Donner Pass Road. A Wisdom Circle is formed to share wisdom gained in life. The group is currently studying Marianne Williamson’s best seller, A Return to Love – Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles. Please call 550-8981 or visit Classes: Tuesdays, 5 to 6 p.m. and 6 to 7 p.m. Ongoing, all levels welcome. Fairway Community Center, 330 Fairway Dr., Tahoe City. Instructor Douglas Dale, call for Information 583-0283.Yang Tai Chi Chuan: Grand Ultimate Fist, internal ancient Chinese martial art. Sifu Steve Scheetz. Mondays and Wednesdays, 7 to 8 p.m., Truckee Community Center, ongoing monthly. Ages 14+, cost $70 per month. Call 582-7720 for info.Help Save a Life! American Heart Association, CPR/AED, and BLS/HCP classes offered through the North Tahoe Fire Protection District. Classes are held twice a month in Tahoe City and Kings Beach. Contact Joan Noble at 583-6911 for information.Stroke Clinic: Improve your swimming! The Truckee Donner Recreation andamp; Park District offers an ongoing Stroke Clinic. Focus is freestyle, designed for all swimming abilities. Cost is $15 per session. Class times are Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8 to 8:45 a.m. Please call the Aquatic Coordinator for more information at 582-2361.Tai Chi Chih: Chris Worcester accredited in T’ai Chi Chih and Seijaku Mondays from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. at For Goodness Sake, downtown Truckee. T’ai Chi Chih is a form of moving meditation based on the Chinese philosophy of promoting vitality, inner peace, serenity, joy, balance and health. Call 550-8981 or visit Dance Classes: The Truckee Donner Recreation and Park District offers swing dance classes, taught by Rob and Jeanie McCarthy, Thursdays from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Truckee Community Center gym. Ongoing classes. Price: $60 couple, $35 single, $15 student. Drop-in: $10 adults, $5 students. Any age welcome. Call 582-7720.Water Aerobics: Truckee Community Swimming Pool offers water aerobics Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to noon. Drop-in: $8, 10 classes: $60. 582-7725.Aquatic Masters: Truckee Community Swimming Pool offers Truckee Tahoe Aquatic Masters Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:45 to 8 a.m., Saturdays from 7 to 8:30 a.m. For more, call 582-2361. People Helping People: Hepatitis C support group. Talk about the latest in treatment for Hepatitis C and liver disorders. Meets the second Thursday of the month in the Pine Cafe of Tahoe Forest Hospital, 10121 Pine Ave., Truckee, from 6 to 8 p.m. For meeting information, call (209) 471-2272 or 577-3111.Quilting Class: Ongoing quilting classes are held Wednesdays in the Truckee Community Center, 10046 Church St. For beginning to intermediate quilters, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. $30 punch card, or $5 per night. To register, call to ensure it is happening 582-7720 or 902-7268.Preschool Storytime: Preschoolers and parents are invited to attend Preschool Storytime at the Tahoe City Library on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Planned for children ages 3 to 5, storytime may include songs, action rhymes, fingerplays and more. For more, call 583-3382 or visit the library at 740 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City.Aikido: Aikido is now offered in Truckee at the Veterans Hall on High Street. Beginning classes offer a gentle introduction to the practice of becoming centered and dissolving unwanted energy, held Thursdays from 6 to 7:15 p.m. All levels class is held Thursdays from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. $25 per calendar month or $10 drop in. Visit or call 582-7720.Ballroom Dance Lessons: Beginner and intermediate ballroom dance lessons taught by Judy Lee take place every Sunday at Sawtooth Ridge Cafe, 877 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City. Learn foxtrot, waltz, swing, tango in a casual, fun environment. No host bar at 5:30 p.m., class from 6 to 7 p.m., practice afterward. Call 546-5945 for more.Parent and Me Handbuilding Pottery Class: Children ages 3 to 5 years, Truckee Donner Recreation and Park District in Truckee. Hour of working with clay and glazing, Thursdays from 9:45 to 11 a.m. Call 582-8852 for more information or sign up at 582-7720.Hear Clearly from a Higher Power: Offered Friday nights at 8 p.m. at the Sierra Mountain Community Education Center, 11603 Donner Pass Road, the River Rock Christian Fellowship prophetic team conveys Gods words of encouragement to each person in attendance. Call 320-4993 or visit Free Small Business Counseling: The Sierra College Small Business Development Center offers free one-on-one business counseling. Have your questions answered. Call 885-5488.

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