Class Calendar: Pottery, Sewing, Pilates, Italian, Childbirth, Guitar, Meditation and more
October 17, 2008
Parent and Me Handbuilding Pottery Class: Kids ages 3-5 years, Truckee Donner Recreation and Park District in Truckee. Hours offered 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. Adult Ceramics Class: Truckee Donner Recreation District on Thursday evening 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.Pilates Mat Class Benefit for the Susan G Komen Foundation: In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 10:30 a.m. and Monday, Oct. 27th 6:15 p.m. at the Kings Beach Conference Center, 8318 North Lake Tahoe Blvd. It is appropriate for any age or fitness level. Please bring a mat for the floor exercises. Donation suggestion is $10. Regular classes will follow this special class on the same days and times. Contact Susan at 582-8852 or the Conference Center at 546-7249.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.Learn To Play Guitar with Adam Bigelsen: Wednesdays, Rideout Community Center, Cost: $90 resident $95 non resident. Beginning guitar ages 8 to adult. Learn basic fingering techniques, introduction to chords, simple melodies. Intermediate guitar ages 8 to adult. Some knowledge open chords and notation or tablature experience recommended. Beginning Rock Band ages 10 to adults, introduces students with little or no instrumental/musical experience to Rock n Roll. Call 583-3440 ext. 12 for information.Baby and Me: Begins Oct. 24, 9:30 to 10:45 a.m., at Sierra Mountain Community Education Center. Education, support, informal discussion and interactive fun for parents and infants 3 months to 1 year old. Cost $84, scholarships available. Call Early Learning Project at 582-2583.Sewing For Kids, Tweens and Teens: This isnt your grandmas sewing circle. Come learn how to sew cool stuff just for kids and teens ages 8 to 18. Class projects will include a pillowcase, backpack, recycled t-shirt, and a fleece hat. First time sewers are welcome. Local seamstress Anne Henry teaches the class, Saturdays at Rideout Community Center from 2 to 4 p.m., Oct. 25 to Nov. 15. $60 residents, $65 non-residents, plus a materials fee. Call 583-3440 ext.10 to sign up.KidZone Classes: Oct. 27- 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 KidZoneMuseum.org or call 587-5437.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 http://www.goodnesssake.org.Toddler 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.Music Together: Children birth to 4 and their parents enjoy this research-based program that includes songs, instrument play and movement in a relaxed and playful setting. Sierra Mountain Community Education Center. There are a few spaces left in the Thursday, 11:30 a.m. class. Call 582-2583 to save a spot.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 http://www.goodnesssake.org. 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 email@example.com.Ongoing Creative Writing Workshops: 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 karenaterrey.blogspot.com. 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 $68.Music 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.JAZZERCISE: Combines aerobics, strength training, Pilates, yoga and kickboxing moves for a fun, total body workout. We move to hot, current music. Build a strong body and tight abs and butts. All ages and fitness levels. North Tahoe Conference Center, Kings Beach, Monday through Saturday at 8:45 a.m. and Tuesday and Thursday at 5:30 p.m. Bring a mat. For more info call Ginny at 546-7745.Dance class children ages 4 to 5: Jazzy, hip-hop style of dance, age appropriate. Dance promotes body awareness, essential for all gymnastics skills. Co-ed class, taught by Michelle Shelly Erskine, will introduce children to the fun of dance movement. Classes held at My Playground, Pioneer Commerce Center in Truckee on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. For more information call 587-7404.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.Ki Gong: A gently, non-impact series of movements, breathing and meditation developed over many centuries to enhance well-being. Valuable for people of all ages and levels of health. Sitting position O.K. Tuesdays from 9 to 10:15 a.m. at the Community Center. Evening class Thursdays from 7 to 8:15 p.m. Call Rolf at 587-2557 for information.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 http://www.tahoecancercenter.comWisdom 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 http://www.goodnesssake.org.Aikido Classes: Tuesdays, 5 to 6 p.m. and 6 to 7 p.m. Ongoing, all levels welcome. Fairway Community Center, 330 Fairway Drive, 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 andamp; 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 http://www.goodnesssake.org.Swing 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 the Recreation and Park District at 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 http://www.truckeeaikido.org 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. 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 http://www.rrcf.net. Learn to Knit and Crochet: Learn to make scarves, hats, mittens, sweaters. Browse Loopy at the Village at Northstar for ideas and projects. Schedule a lesson, $25 per person, and receive discount: 562-0105. 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.Improve Your Speaking and Communication: Blue Tahoe Toastmasters invites new and familiar participants to their weekly Friday meeting at 7:30 a.m. at the Fairway Community Center, Tahoe City. Call 583-1249 and 583-8106.