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Actors Studio Theater
Be in a play! Whether you’re a beginner or a professional, join this class to rehearse and perform short plays, play readings and monologues. All are on the playbill. In the process, you will gain acting and performing skills, building a theater community. Work with seasoned professional theater artists and local playwrights. Playwrights encouraged to join class.

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44101.00
Alvarado
RM 12
Garcia 9/11 - 10/30 We 07:30 PM - 08:30 PM $50.00 View
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44101.01
Alvarado
RM 12
Garcia 1/15 - 3/11 We 07:30 PM - 08:30 PM $50.00 View

Creating Inner Prosperity

What keeps you from having all you desire in your life? Is it the lack of physical resources in your life? Or inner beliefs that keep you from your highest potential. Guided visualizations and discussion work with your belief system, your patterns of behavior and your fears, and lay down new, more open patterns.



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44104.00
Alvarado
rm 8
Carr 10/17 - 11/7 Th 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM $38.00 View
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44104.01
Alvarado
rm 8
Carr 2/6 - 3/5 Th 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM $38.00 View

From Heart to Paper "Time To Write" Workshop

Whether you are a beginning, long-time writer or reader with a story that haunts you, this workshop will support you in writing and completing your work. Margaret Murray is the author of three books:  Dreamers, Sundagger.net, and Spiral. From Heart to Paper will inspire you with confidence, helping you to know you have more and better tools to achieve your writing goals. You will have the opportunity to write, read aloud, give and receive feedback, and revise your work. Check out www.margaretcmurray.com and www.sundagger.net. Have questions? Email: [email protected] 

 

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12615.00
Alvarado
RM 3
Murray 9/14 - 11/2 Sa 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM $99.00 View
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12615.01
Alvarado
RM 3
Murray 1/18 - 3/14 Sa 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM $99.00 View

How To Tell Your Own Story

Want to tell your own story but don’t know how? If you have an idea for a short story, personal essay, or historical short, this is the class for you! We will go over some of the best practices for getting your story from idea to page. You will then have the opportunity to workshop your stories in a supportive learning environment. Nishant Batsha holds a PhD in history from Columbia University in 2017 and is a writer of fiction and creative non-fiction. His work has been published in Narrative, Ploughshares, and The Caribbean Review of Books, among other publications. He is currently revising his first three novels. His writing has been called “powerful” by writers such as Joyce Oates.



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12609.00
Alvarado
RM 2
TBD 1/15 - 3/11 We 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM $65.00 View

Intro to Touch for Health
This course provides a simple and truly holistic approach to health care using methods to balance the body's muscles and energy system. Touch for Health is an integration of both Western and Eastern medicines approach to well-being. The course will encompass methods such as muscle testing, hydration, postural awareness, neuro-lympathic reflexes, cross crawl and Emotional Stress Release. No prior experience is needed to learn these effective methods.

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70185.00
Alvarado
rm 8
Miner 10/2 - 10/9 We 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM $25.00 View

Introduction to Patents
What is a patent? How do patents differ from trademarks and copyrights? How do you get a patent for an invention? This course will provide students with answers to these questions as well the practical and in-demand skills needed for entry level careers in the field. Students will learn how to prepare and file various kinds of patent applications and forms to comply with U.S. Patent and Trademark office requirements.

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04581.00
Alvarado
RM 6
Dynes 9/11 - 11/20 We 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM $93.00 View
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04581.01
Alvarado
RM 6
Dynes 1/22 - 3/25 We 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM $84.00 View

Stories in Motion - Improv For All

Everyone has a story to tell. This class provides tools for transforming your ordinary as well as extraordinary life events into memorable storytelling. Learn to embody your true life stories and real daily experiences in this unique approach to improvisation. Expressing yourself authentically in this way is tremendously rewarding, and these acts of sharing build community. You will enjoy creative expression in partnership with others, in a safe and supportive environment. By giving voice and movement to personal narratives, you gain new insights, perceive your inherent value, and reclaim the enchantment of the mundane.

Motion Theater® is a unique form of autobiographical improvisation which combines expressive movement and vocalization with remarkably effective storytelling skills. Developed by Bay Area performer Nina Wise, this form of improv helps build confidence for public speaking, teaching, and performing arts; as well as for personal growth.



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12612.00
Alvarado
MP
Meyer 9/16 - 10/21 Mo 07:15 PM - 09:00 PM $65.00 View
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12612.01
Alvarado
MP
Meyer 10/28 - 12/16 Mo 07:15 PM - 09:00 PM $65.00 View
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12612.02
Alvarado
MP
Meyer 1/27 - 3/23 Mo 07:15 PM - 09:00 PM $87.00 View

Voice-Overs--Now Is Your Time!
In what could be the most enlightening two hours you’ve ever spent, this class will show you how YOU could actually begin using your speaking voice for commercials, films and videos! Most people go about it the wrong way. In this class, you will learn about a unique, outside-of-the-box way to cash in on one of the most lucrative full or part-time careers out there! This is a business that you can handle on your own terms, on your own turf, in your own time, and with practically no overhead! And now is the best time to make this happen as new companies are looking for new voices like never before. This exciting and fun class could be the game changer you’ve been looking for!

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12635.00
Alvarado
RM 2
Foster 10/17 - 10/17 Th 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM $25.00 View
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12635.01
Alvarado
RM 6
Foster 2/3 - 2/3 Mo 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM $25.00 View

Welcome to Medicare

Do you have questions about MEDICARE? HICAP has the answers. Welcome to Medicare is a free class presented by the Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) in Contra Costa County. During this session will explain and answer questions about Medicare benefits, prescription medication coverage, Medicare Advantage plans (HMOs), Medicare Supplemental insurance and will discuss how Medicare coordinates with retiree benefits or veterans’ benefits. After this session, you will be able to make informed decisions on how best to address your needs for health insurance coverage with Medicare. Call HICAP to register (925) 602-4168.

 

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44110.00
Alvarado
RM 1
McIntosh 9/10 - 9/10 Tu 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM $0.00 View
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44110.01
Alvarado
RM 1
McIntosh 10/15 - 10/15 Tu 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM $0.00 View
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Alvarado
RM 1
McIntosh 11/12 - 11/12 Tu 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM $0.00 View
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Alvarado
RM 1
McIntosh 1/14 - 1/14 Tu 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM $0.00 View
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44110.04
Alvarado
RM 1
McIntosh 2/11 - 2/11 Tu 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM $0.00 View
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44110.05
Alvarado
RM 1
McIntosh 3/10 - 3/10 Tu 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM $0.00 View