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Sierra Sun Class Calendar

Beginner’s Guide to Computers: New usersandamp;#8212;this class provides plenty of hands-on experience in a fun and relaxed environment. You will learn all the basics to use a personal computer (PC), plus the basics of Windows; explore word processing, spreadsheet, graphics and other programs. You will have ample guidance and opportunities to experiment. After completing this class, you will be prepared to attend any beginning or introductory class, including Internet and Email Basics, Introduction to Windows, and Excel.Thursday, 6-9 p.m.; three sessions starting March 11, 2010, ending March 25, 2010. Tuition: $106, Instructor: Balint. Location: Sierra College-Truckee Campus. To check enrollment and sign up, call the Truckee office at 550-2225.Dragonfly RestaurantTraditional shaping and cutting methods as well as modern twists on Sushi will be covered. Your instructors, Chef Billy McCullough and Chef Kris Phaivanh, veterans of the local culinary scene will present you with sushi and sashimi delights and share technology and recipes. Saturday, noon-2 p.m.; one session on March 13. Tuition: $32. Materials cost: $25. Instructor: McCullough. Location: Dragonfly Restaurant. To check enrollment and sign up, call the Truckee office at 550-2225.Green Peace Nature Art: Create unique and striking art by gathering found objects from nature and using recycled items. Your artwork will form into a beautiful and original masterpiece utilizing untraditional tools. Form, shapes and compositions will be explored. Includes a brief nature walk, bring a camera if you want to capture images. No previous art experience required. All materials supplied. Please read: Material fee due at class $20. Saturday, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM; 1 session on April 17, 2010. Tuition: $56. Materials cost: $20. Instructor: All About Art with Nina Ski. Location: Sierra College – Truckee Campus. To check enrollment and sign up, call the Truckee office at 550-2225. Become a Notary in One Day: Start your own business, become a more valuable employee, provide customer service for your business or organization, earn additional income and get recommissioned. This intensive seminar is designed to equip you with everything to become a Notary. Find out about new legislation as well as how to pass the andamp;#8220;newandamp;#8221; test (must be taken every four years), identify document signers, keep a journal, fill out certificates and avoid lawsuits. The class includes a practice Notary Public Exam. Arrive early. Due to state regulations, check-in is 8-8:30 a.m. The door will be locked and no one will be admitted to the classroom after 8:30 a.m. You must be on time when coming back from breaks and lunch. Bring a sack lunch. Six hours are mandatory for completion. Bring your state driver’s license or ID, Canadian/Mexican driver’s license or passport. Must have a clean record. Saturday, 8-4 p.m.; April 17, 2010. Tuition: $129. Instructor: Christensen. Location: Sierra College – Truckee Campus. To check enrollment and sign up, call the Truckee office at 550-2225.I Love Color: Painting with Acrylics: Explore the medium of acrylic painting on canvas. We will learn how to blend colors, how to play with textures and glazing techniques. Come to this workshop and create a beautiful landscape. No experience necessary. Bring two 9 x 12 canvases or larger, basic acrylic paint set with eight colors, two medium size bristle brushes one flat and one round. Thursday, 6-8:30 p.m., three sessions starting April 8 and ending April 22. Tuition: $69. Materials cost: $3. Instructor: HassLocation: Sierra College – Truckee Campus. To check enrollment and sign up, call the Truckee office at 550-2225. Create a Masterpiece: Experience the joy of making your own personalized masterpiece using acrylic paints and non-traditional materials. Spend the day painting and embellishing using unique objects to create your own custom-made artwork. No previous experience necessary. All materials supplied. Thursday, 6-9 p.m.; two sessions starting May 6, 2010, ending May 13, 2010. Tuition: $56. Materials cost: $20. Instructor: All About Art with Nina Ski. Location: Sierra College-Truckee Campus. To check enrollment and sign up, call the Truckee office at 550-2225.Adult Swim Lesons: The Truckee Donner Recreation and Park District is offering a Learn to Swim program for adults. This eight-week week class is designed to make you more comfortable in deep water, and help you learn to swim or improve your strokes. 6:30 p.m. at the Truckee Community Swimming Pool. Monthly classes are ongoing. Call 582-7720.Beginning Italian Conversational Classes: 6:30-8:30 p.m, Movie theater in my home, Truckee. Beginning Italian Conversational Classes. Eight-class session, $185. Call 587-6054.Creative Writing Workshop in Truckee: Write, read, discuss and generate new material each week, receiving feedback from the group and instructor. Connect with a writing community, improve your writing practice and entertain your creativity. Find inspiration and motivation in this fun, consistent and committed group. Ongoing four-week sessions meet in downtown Truckee on Monday nights from 6:30 andamp;#8211; 8 p.m. $55 for four weeks. Karen Terrey holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College, is poetry editor for Quay, and recently returned from a summer writing workshop in Prague. Visit, call (530) 386-3901 or e-mail for info and registration.Boys Gymnastics Level 1 Class Time: My Playground is pleased to offer gymnastics classes exclusively for boys ages 6+ years of age. In this class boys will work on skills specifically for boys gymnastics like strength, flexibility, balance and coordination. Boys will learn skills on floor, horizontal bar, vault, rings and trampoline. 3:45 p.m., Thursdays, (530) 587-7404, Cardio Kickboxing Class: Truckee Donner Recreation andamp; Park District, Community Center, Summer Special! First timers deal: First class free with purchase of unlimited monthly (30 day) membership. Unlimited monthly membership only $30! Unlimited monthly membership for college/ high school students: $25. Class times: Tuesdays and Thursdays: 7:45 to 8:45 a.m. Fridays: 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Check out a super fun workout. Experience fast results and learn to kick some bootie. Call Holly at 412-3548.Tumbling/Dance Combo Class: Tuesdays, Time: 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., Truckee Community Center Gym. Cost: $50 per four week month, drop-ins $15 a class. Instructor Teri McKinney. Ages: 5 to 12 Geared for all levels of tumbling. Students will start with basic tumbling skills and can move on to more advanced tumbling. Students will learn basic beam and dance techniques. Learn basic stretches and strengthening skills. Tumbling skills: forward/backward rolls, headstands, front/back walkovers, cartwheels, round-offs, back handsprings and running tumbling passes.All Star Cheerleading and Cheer Dance: Tuesdays ongoing. Time: 6:15 to 7:15 p.m., Truckee Community Center Gym. Cost $50 per four-week month (non-competitive). Cost $80 per four-week month (competitive team). Drop-ins $15 a class. Instructor: Teri McKinney This class is designed to build cheer skills. Boys and girls learn sharp arm motion technique, as well as strengthen for extended jump skills. Learn exciting fast paced cheer dances. Learn basic tumbling skills and stunts with certified coaches. This class offers the choice of non-competitive or competitive training. A good way to train for school cheer tryouts. Beginning Conversational Spanish: 6 to 8 p.m., Lengua Viva Center, 10070 Frates Lane, Truckee (behind Ace). This class is continuing, a little experience with the language is recommended. Reinforce grammar basics and pronunciation. Learn present, present progressive, irregular verbs, pronouns and other grammatical structures. $130 Plus book (Spanish the Easy Way $15) Call (530) 582-9434. Introduction to Aikido: 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. Truckee Community Center. Learn about this graceful an energizing Japanese Martial Art that focuses resolving conflict rather than fighting. Aikido teaches you how to be centered and calm while under stress. The practice is great for health, well-being, and stress relief. Attendees are invited to join additional regular classes on Thursdays and Sunday evenings when basic skills have been mastered. $35 for the six-week series or $10 drop in. (You are welcome to join in even once the series has begun). Go to for more information or call Sally at (530) 320-3068. Body Sculpture: 7 to 8:15 a.m., Truckee Community Center. Low impact aerobics with weights. This class focuses on toning the entire body to enhance daily activities. Every six weeks the weight routine is changed to impact different muscle groups. Instructor is certified by the American College of Sports Medicine and is capable of adapting exercises to all fitness levels. Call (530) 386-5989.Saturday Morning Pilates: 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., Truckee Pilates Studio, 11890 Donner Pass Road, at the corner of Northwoods Boulevard and Donner Pass Road. Beginner/Intermediate Pilates groups class on the reformer with some mat and prop work too. Call (530) 584-1717.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 Monday 6:15 p.m. and Wednesday 10:30 a.m. Call 582-8852.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.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.Baby and Me: Sierra Mountain Community Education Center, Truckee. Interactive play, education and support for parents and infants 3 months old to walking. $84 for seven sessions. Scholarships available. Call 582-2583.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. at the Truckee Regional park, BBQ area, evening class Thursdays from 6 to 7:15 p.m. at the Truckee Community Center gym. Call Rolf at 587-2557 for info.Senior Roundtable: Informational presentations on current activities for mature adults. Enjoy lunch at Sierra Mountain Community Education Center, 11603 Donner Pass Road, and put in your ideas for future events. First Tuesday each month. Call 582-7766 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. Contact 582-8852 for more information sign up at 582-7720.andamp;#8220;Exercise for Energyandamp;#8221;: 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. Call 587-1062 ext. 213 or e-mail Amazing Infant: Noon to 1:15 p.m., Sierra Mountain Community Education Center. Baby massage and yoga for caregivers and infants birth through 3 months. $12 per class. Scholarships available. Call 582-2583.Wisdom Circle: Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to noon. Facilitated by Earleen Norris. For Goodness Sake, 10157 Donner Pass Road. The group is currently studying Marianne Williamson’s best seller, andamp;#8220;A Return to Love andamp;#8212; Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles.andamp;#8221; Please call 550-8981 or visit 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.Express Fit Class: Constantly varied, functional movements, executed at high intensity. Optimize your physical competence. Monday through Friday 7:45 to 8:15 a.m. or 9:15 to 9:45 a.m. Visit or call 587-3226. Classes, 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.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 andamp;#8220;Fitness Fusionandamp;#8221; integrating concepts from dance, martial and healing arts. Drop in classes $15, purchase a six-pack for $75 or 10-pack for $100. Call the TCHSP at 587-3769. T’ai 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 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. 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, $50 for 12 punches $135 for 36 punches. For information call 582-3285.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) 913-4695. Sharon Mayo, C.D. (DONA) has been a birth instructor for 16 years.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 Park and 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.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. The course aims at healing. Please call 550-8981 or visit and Thursday Pottery Drop-Ins: From 5:30 to 8 p.m., 11084 West River St. #4, Truckee. Weekly ceramics drop-in at T Pots Pottery. Get your hands dirty. All levels welcome. Reservations recommended! Call 559-9773.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.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.Aikido 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.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 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 Veteran’s 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.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 God’s 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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