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Beginners Intro to Woodworking Machines

This class focuses on using woodworking machines and processes to manufacture two useful and decorative wood projects – a covered “keep box” and a footstool. Most of the work is done with machines and portable power tools, with a small amount of it being accomplished with hand tools.

We have a goal of two complete projects at the end of the term, but the first goal we must fulfill is FUN!! Safety is important and is required for use of machines, so all students MUST ATTEND FIRST CLASS. Please, no advanced woodworkers in this class. NOTE: A $15 lab fee is included in the registration fee to cover machine maintenance. Please bring a pencil, paper, goggles, ear protection, and closed shoes to each class.

The fee does not include non-refundable $20 cash materials fee payable to instructor at first class.

No class 3/19



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805002
Petaluma High
Woodshop
Gehring 2/5 - 4/9 Tu 06:30 PM - 09:30 PM $179.00 View

Discovering the Birds of Sonoma County

Learn about the birds that inhabit Sonoma County while exploring local natural areas. We will have two evening in-class PowerPoint presentations. One features the local waterbirds and the other features the local landbirds. We also have four weekend day field trips to various beautiful areas in the county.

This is a fun way to discover the presence of egrets, hawks, ducks, sandpipers and many more types of birds that are locally present. Bring layered clothing, comfortable walking shoes, water, snacks, lunch, a field guide and binoculars to the field trips. There may be additional park entrance fees for some field trips.

Field trips are held at various locations and are on these days and dates:

Sundays: 3/17, 3/24, 3/31 and 4/7 from 8:30 am - 12:30 pm



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850503
San Antonio High School-500 Vallejo Street, Petaluma
Room 9
Hug 3/13 - 3/27 We 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM $85.00 View

Flute 1 Beginning

This course will explain how to assemble and produce a good tone on flute. We will learn notes in a major scale and lots of fun songs. This is a chance to develop a hobby that will bring joy for many years! Visit my website at www.ksaxman.comPlease bring a flute.

No class 3/19

 

 

 



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880603
Petaluma High
Room D1
Ridenhour 2/5 - 4/23 Tu 07:00 PM - 08:15 PM $109.00 View

Jazz and Blues Improvisation

This class is open to any instrument or vocalist who wants to learn to create melodies over chords tones or improvise a solo. You will study chord tones, the 3 main kinds of chords, how to play rhythms over chord tones to gain facility, what is a major and minor pentatonic and Blues scale. You will learn how to translate what you are hearing in your head out through your instrument for a solo or fills behind a singer.  You will have lots of opportunities to jam but the jams are structured to learn a specific skill. We will take some class time to listen and learn from Blues.

No class 3/21



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880903
Petaluma High
Room D1
Ridenhour 2/21 - 5/2 Th 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM $109.00 View

Learn to Play Bridge

Bridge, the second most popular card game worldwide (behind poker), is the perfect combination of mental challenge and social interaction. Bridge can be played anytime internationally on digital devices or in bridge clubs around the area. The game has a poker-like risk assessment and play of the hand chess-like strategies. You will become confident with basic bidding, play of the hand, and scoring. Emphasis will be on practicing using computer programs and live action at a card table. You will become comfortable playing online, in social games and playing beginner level club duplicate games. Enthusiasm is all you need to get started!

No class 3/20



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812001
McDowell Elementary
Room E1
TBD 2/6 - 4/3 We 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM $69.00 View

MASHUP Conditioning

MASHUP Conditioning is a combination of exercises, including high intensity to improve muscle tone, medium intensity with light dumbbells for strength and agility, and low intensity core work to improve flexibility, balance, and coordination. This class is taught at different levels to fit your own fitness or training goals. Join us for a class that is challenging and fun. Please bring a mat and 3 or 5 pound dumbbells.

No class 3/21 or 3/28

 

 



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833003
Valley Vista Elementary
Room Multi
Siragusa 2/21 - 5/2 Th 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM $70.00 View

Petaluma Community Band

The Petaluma Community Band is an adult-oriented wind and percussion ensemble. Participants should have played with a high school and/or college band and want to improve their music abilities. Participants should have their own instrument.  Percussion equipment is provided. A yearly schedule will be available that includes performances each semester. Open to ages 18 and over. High school students need to ask permission of the instructor. For more info please contact Arlene Burney at [email protected]. Please bring your instrument to the first class.

For more information, visit

 www.petalumacommunityband.org.

No class 3/18



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880000
Casa Grande High
Room G1
Burney 9/17 - 12/17 Mo 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM $30.00 View
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880001
Casa Grande High
Room G1
Burney 1/28 - 5/20 Mo 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM $35.00 View

Qigong for Balance, Strength and Stress Reduction

Increase flexibility, relaxation, balance and coordination. Open energy channels, incorporating movements which aid in connecting and strengthening our inner core. Qigong enlivens us with meditation in motion while developing a calm mind and relaxed, energized breathing. This class is designed to enable and experience an inward journey to rediscover and reawaken the healing life energy flowing through and connecting the mind, body and spirit. Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes.

No class 3/20

 



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834002
Valley Vista Elementary
Room Multi
Jeffcoat 2/6 - 5/1 We 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM $105.00 View

Tai Chi for Whole Health

Are you intrigued by the numbers of doctors who recommend the practice of Tai Chi? And by the increasing amount of studies that show the wide-ranging benefits of Tai Chi? From stress reduction and uplifting the mood to better balance, fall prevention and coordination, the physiological, mental, and social benefits are now being recognized and advocated. Explore the ancient art of Tai Chi in a supportive, encouraging atmosphere. Instructor Fern Jeffcoat has over 20 years' experience teaching Tai Chi and Qigong. Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes.

No class 3/20

 

 



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835002
Valley Vista Elementary
Room Multi
Jeffcoat 2/6 - 5/1 We 06:40 PM - 07:40 PM $105.00 View

Woodworking for Experienced Folk

Most students in this class will have taken the beginner course for woodworkers, but others who have knowledge and experience with woodworking machines, tools and processes are welcome to enroll, too. It is important to be aware of the proper safety procedures and safe operation of power equipment; therefore, all students MUST ATTEND FIRST CLASS. Available machines include table saws, radial arm saw, sliding compound miter saw, band saw, jointer, planer, lathe, and many portable power tools.

Bring some good plans for your project, eye and ear protection, pencil, paper and closed shoes. The registration fee you pay includes $15 to cover machine maintenance by the school district. For the most part, you will need to supply your own lumber - teacher will have glue, sandpaper, and some screws and finishes. 

Fee does not include non-refundable $10 cash materials fee payable to instructor at first class.

No class 3/21



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805102
Petaluma High
Woodshop
Gehring 1/31 - 4/25 Th 06:30 PM - 09:30 PM $235.00 View

Yoga for Osteoporosis/Healthy Bones

Are you concerned about the quality of your bones or the potential of fractures? Recent research using Yoga to treat Osteoporosis and Osteopenia has shown promising results in increasing bone density. Come learn how to use yoga specifically to build bone strength and improve balancing skills, helping you reduce your risk of falling. Get the benefits of weight-bearing exercise without the stress on your joints of high-impact activities like running. You can build bone now to prevent problems in the future.

No class 4/25



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830201
Sonoma Body Balance
Upstairs Studio
Davis 3/7 - 5/2 Th 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM $79.00 View