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  • Ikebana: Advanced - Spring 2013 (Series Begins Mar. 26)

    Location: 
    classrooma

    Tuesdays

    March 26, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, May 7, 14

    Advanced

    10:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Classroom A

    $60 members / $70 non-members

    $30 materials fee (payable to instructor)

    Instructor: Reiko Kawamura

    Elegance, grace, and style are the characteristics of Ikebana. Learn the mechanics of manipulation and the observation of materials for their best usage in gaining an oriental view of flower arranging. Elementary, Moribana, Free Style, Hanami, Rimpa, and Bunjin will be taught.

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  • Ikebana: Beginning and Intermediate - Spring 2013 (Series Begins Mar. 26)

    Location: 
    classrooma

    Tuesdays

    March 26, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, May 7, 14

    Beginning and Intermediate

    1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

    Classroom A

    Beginning: $50 members / $60 non-members

    Intermediate: $55 members / $65 non-members

    $30 materials fee (payable to instructor)

    Instructor: Reiko Kawamura

    Elegance, grace, and style are the characteristics of Ikebana. Learn the mechanics of manipulation and the observation of materials for their best usage in gaining an oriental view of flower arranging. Elementary, Moribana, Free Style, Hanami, Rimpa, and Bunjin will be taught.

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  • Silk Scarves "Shibori Techniques" Class - Spring 2013

    Location: 
    classrooma

    $40.00 members / $50.00 non-members

    Instructor: Theresa Blanchard (www.shearercreations.com)

    We will be creating a Beautiful China Silk Scarves 14 x 72 Free Style Folded Pattern or Flower. There will be a variety of colors to choose from. Each Silk Scarf will be uniquely your own. Bring a lunch, everything else will be included. Advance registration and payment required.

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  • Tai Chi in the Garden - Spring 2013 Series 1 (Series Begins Mar. 2)

    Location: 
    patio

    Series 1

    Saturdays

    March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, April 6, 13, 20

    Note: On March 16, 23, and 30, class will be from 10:30 am to 11:30 am.

    $60 members / $70 non-members

    Instructor: Master Wang Hui

    An ancient Chinese Technique emphasizing relaxation, balance, coordination, and agility, Tai Chi is a total system of exercises promoting circulation, flexibility, and inner strength, as well as mental and physical discipline. Living in California, Master Wang is an authentic Monk from The Shaolin Temple in China challenging the principles he was taught throughout his life. Practice Tai Chi to improve your health and rejuvenate your life! **Drop-ins on the day of the class are allowed and are $10 per class. Please register in the Gift Shop.

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  • NEW! Awesome Art! Sculpt! Design! Build! Paint! - Spring 2013 (Series Begins Apr. 23)

    Location: 
    classroomb

    Ages 9 – 13

    Tuesdays

    April 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28

    $80 for members’ children / $90 for non-members’ children

    $10 materials fee per child (payable to instructor)

    Instructor: Art To Grow On Children’s Art Center, Inc.

    Join us for this awesome art class that introduces the Great Masters! From Frank Lloyd Wright to Van Gogh, to Andy Warhol to Monet, students will learn how to work with a variety of materials and take home a work of art each week. Imagination, creativity, and innovation are at the forefront of this great class. Come join the fun – a great way to enhance critical thinking, develop problem solving skills, and let that imagination soar! Class is limited to 16 participants.

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  • Tai Chi in the Garden - Summer 2013 (Series Begins June 29)

    Location: 
    patio

    Saturdays

    June 29, July 6, 13, 20, 27, August 3, 10, 17

    $60 members / $70 non-members

    Instructor: Master Wang Bo

     

    An ancient Chinese Technique emphasizing relaxation, balance, coordination, and agility, Tai Chi is a total system of exercises promoting circulation, flexibility, and inner strength, as well as mental and physical discipline. Living in California, Master Wang is an authentic Monk from The Shaolin Temple in China challenging the principles he was taught throughout his life. Practice Tai Chi to improve your health and rejuvenate your life! **Drop-ins on the day of the class are allowed and are $10 per class for members and $12 per class for non-members. Please register in the Gift Shop.

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  • Silk Scarves "Shibori Techniques" Class

    Location: 
    classrooma

    $40 members / $50 non-members

    Instructor: Theresa Blanchard

    We will be creating a Beautiful China Silk Scarves 14 x 72 Free Style Folded Pattern or Flower. There will be a variety of colors to choose from. Each Silk Scarf will be uniquely your own. Bring a lunch, everything else will be included. Advance registration and payment required.

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  • Pizza Garden

    Location: 
    patio

    Gardening Class for Children in Grades 4-7 (ages 9-13)

    $18 for members’ children / $20 for non-members’ children

    Additional children in same household: $16 for members’ children / $18 for non-members’ children

    $5 materials fee per child (payable to instructor)

    Instructor: Diane Pollock, Landscape and Horticulture Teacher, Certified Master Gardener 

    Children will be building a felt “pizza” that reflects their personal likes, and they will explore where the various foods come from and what they can grow for fun and by themselves! They will be taking home seedlings (such as basil and tomato) to see how they can “grow” some of the pizza. By taking home these games, your child can continue to explore what can go into a pizza. You will be provided with a list of pizza items and their origins, so you both can explore together. Class is limited to 25 to ensure proper supervision and guidance. This is not a drop-off program and parental attendance as well as participation is required.

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  • Harvest Garden - CANCELED

    Location: 
    patio

    THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELED. WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE THAT THIS MAY CAUSE.

    Gardening Class for Children in Grades K-3 (ages 5-8)

    $18 for members’ children / $20 for non-members’ children

    Additional children in same household: $16 for members’ children / $18 for non-members’ children

    $5 materials fee per child (payable to instructor)

    Instructor: Diane Pollock, Landscape and Horticulture Teacher, Certified Master Gardener 

    In this hands-on activity children will learn about harvesting fruits and vegetables and what is available in the Fall. There will be color pages and puzzle activities illustrating the seasons. Includes children planting pretty lettuces, sparkler radishes, striped beets, broccoli, and/or cauliflower. Children get to sample some crunchy cauliflower with egg-free mayo while working. Class is limited to 25 to ensure proper supervision and guidance. This is not a drop-off program and parental attendance as well as participation is required.

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  • Strength and Cardio Intervals for Body Sculpt and Fitness - Summer 2013 Series 1 (Series Begins June 18)

    Location: 
    hall

    Tuesdays

    June 18, 25, July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, August 6

    $50 members / $60 non-members

    Instructor: Dan Platus, Certified Fitness Instructor

    This total body workout will increase muscle strength, bone density, lean body mass and metabolism, and improve coordination and balance. All major muscle groups are engaged with the use of hand weights and floor exercises. Dance-like cardio intervals are performed to lively, motivating music to elevate the heart rate and burn calories. Get a total body workout while having fun!  Includes mat exercises for abs and a stretching and cool-down period to relax the muscles and mind. Bring a mat and 3-5 pound hand weights and wear comfortable clothing and athletic shoes.

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