Special Interest - CI



An Approach for Disagreements with Understanding

This course is an opportunity to learn a new approach to conversations in the current mindset of a nation divided, full of polarized opinions.  You will hone your listening skills, conquer the fear of an uncomfortable dialogue, and learn how to engage a person holding an opposing view in a civil conversation.   You do not have to agree with someone or alter your current position to benefit from an honest discussion with someone who holds a different point of view.  The course instructors are seasoned mediators with extensive real-life experiences assisting people with improving their communication skills. Come join us for an exciting workshop, including a chance to practice your new skills in a safe environment!



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17.1029.41
Adult School Vallco Campus
Room 2
Delateur 4/27 - 4/27 Sa 08:30 AM - 02:30 PM $55.00 14

Fun With Magic

If you like Magic it’s even better when you can do it yourself!   Magic is a great ice breaker and can be used to entertain adults and children alike. Use your Fun With Magic skills in the house, at the office or while traveling. This introductory two hour, eight week course will cover: cards, coins, ropes and utilize basic household items. Continuing students will learn new skills. 



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17.1016.31
Fremont High School
81
Sieler 4/1 - 5/20 Mo 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM $80.00 19

Gardening, Beginning

Are you new to gardening? Come to this three-week course to learn the basics so you can get out into your yard with confidence! Learn about the wide variety of plants that will thrive here in Santa Clara county and how to grow them successfully. Topics will include planning and preparing a garden, understanding what plants need, how to shop in a nursery for best results, and many more tips and techniques to help your garden flourish. This course includes an optional Saturday morning visit to a local community garden for hands-on experience. This course is taught by Master Gardeners, a UC cooperative extension.



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17.1017.31
Adult School Vallco Campus
Room 2
TBD 4/1 - 4/22 Mo 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM $55.00 19

Take Charge: Critical Conversations About Advance Care Planning

Taking charge of your future care can bring peace of mind – to you and your loved ones. 

Facilitated by Community Ambassadors from Mission Hospice and Home Care, this workshop will help you explore and communicate what dying well means to you. Together we will explore our personal wishes about end of life care; consider issues in naming a Health Care Agent and become familiar with the role of an Advance Care Directive.  We will provide tools and strategies for initiating critical conversations with loved ones and physicians.  The workshop should be helpful to those who want to communicate their own end-of-life wishes, as well as those who hope to engage reluctant loved ones in these critical conversations.



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17.1006.41
Adult School Vallco Campus
Atrium
TBD 5/4 - 5/11 Sa 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM $0.00 34
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17.1006.42
Adult School Vallco Campus
Atrium
TBD 5/11 - 5/11 Sa 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM $0.00 40

Writing and Publishing Flash Fiction

In this class you will birth, nurture, and release a brand-new flash fiction story. You will engage in extensive revisions of your work, and then during our last two weeks together, submit your finished piece to SEVERAL literary journals for publication, or to three literary contests for judging. A laptop, tablet, or iPad is required for this workshop. If you write longhand, please also bring your journal or notebook along with your computer (not in place of it). Students registering for this class should be prepared to create new work from scratch in a concentrated, serious environment. Homework will consist of revisions and a few exercises to help ensure that your piece is as polished and economically written as possible. Prior fiction or nonfiction writing experience is strongly suggested.



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17.1002.41
Adult School Vallco Campus
Room 5
Wanzer 4/27 - 5/18 Sa 11:00 AM - 02:00 PM $80.00 17