New! Chess for Beginners: Thursdays, 7:30-9:00pm
We offer a fun; and interactive approach to teaching the game of chess. It is a basic introductory program of answering and learning the most asked question: How do the pieces move? How do they capture? What is check? What is checkmate? We hope to stimulate your thinking, with puzzles, and fun group activities.
Session 1: 3/14-4/18; $72/6 classes
Session 2: 4/25-5/30; $72/6 classes
NEW! Conversational Spanish: Thursdays, 6:15-7:15pm
This class focuses on conversation emphasizing vocabulary, fluency, and pronunciation. It also provides the linguistic structures necessary for students to use Spanish for conversation, as well as an introduction to the Spanish culture. This course will include oral practice for everyday dialogues and basic grammar to communicate at a basic level.
Recommended materials: "Como se dice..?" 9th edition by Ana Jarvis (~$15 used at Amazon.com) INSTRUCTOR: Luci Di Benedetto
Thursdays, March 14-May 2
Price: $124/8 weeks
Luci Di Benedetto, MA, MS, has taught Spanish for twenty years in California. She has been an Adjunct Instructor at Dominican University of California since 2011, and a Part time instructor at College of Marin, and Community Education also at COM . Luci is a native of Mendoza, Argentina.
Gentle Yoga: Mondays, 2:15-3:15pm; Wednesdays, 1:00-2:00pm
This gentle yoga class will be a softer, nurturing, slow-paced, and relaxing practice. Each asana will be taught with the emphasis on safe alignment to help build strength, awareness and flexibility. Simple movements are done with breath encouraging the body and mind to release tension. Gentle yoga is suitable for anyone that has been sedentary, recovering from an illness or surgery or has any physical limitations that prevent them from participating in regular yoga class. Chairs are available. All levels of students are welcome including beginners. Please bring a Yoga mat and a blanket. INSTRUCTOR: Lori Margulies, Embrace Yoga San Rafael
Jan. 7-Feb. 11; (no class 1/21) $75/5 weeks
Feb. 25-Apr. 22; (no class 4/8) $100/8 weeks
Apr. 29-Jun. 10; (no class 5/27) $76/6 weeks
Jan. 9-Feb. 13; $90/6 weeks
Feb. 27-Apr. 24; (no class 4/10) $100/8 weeks
May 1-June 12; $88/7 weeks
Drop-ins: $18 if space available
Ballroom Dance: (Adults & Teens); Tuesdays, 7:15-8:30pm (new & continuing students); 8:15-9:45pm (intermediate/advanced students)
Let's dance in these fall and winter sessions with a special night out! Dance weekly and learn new dances, review others, prepare for a wedding, or just for the fun of it. Some requests: swings, tango, waltz, slow dancing, salsa, and fox trot. Choose 2-3 on the first night. Instructor: MARIO ZEMANN
Times: New & Continuing Students 7:15-8:30 pm
Intermediate-Advanced 8:15-9:45 pm
Jan. 8-Feb. 12; 6 weeks
Feb. 19-Apr. 2; (no class 3/5) 6 weeks
Apr 9-May 14; 6 weeks
Fee: $35/single; $65/couple, each session
Founded in 2001, Zumba Fitness is a global lifestyle brand that fuses fitness, entertainment and culture into an exhilarating dance-fitness sensation! Zumba® exercise classes are " fitness-parties " that blend upbeat world rhythms with easy-to-follow choreography, for a total-body workout that feels like a celebration. INSTRUCTOR: Chrissy Costello. Click Here to visit Chrissy's webiste.
Punch Passes sold at class - $100/10 classes
To Join: Just show up to one of the classes and talk to Chrissy (no advance registration required).
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Jazzercise: Mondays & Wednesdays, 6:00-7:00pm
Your instructor looks forward to offering you a safe, fun, effective, full body workout. Regular Jazzercise in a 60 minute workout that offers a warm up followed by a 30-35 minute aerobic section. The end of your workout consists of strength training and stretching for your upper torso, lower body, and abdominals. Classes are ongoing and you can register anytime before a class or online at Jazzercise.com.
Walk-in price: $20; monthly fee: $60 (see website below for more information)
Register at Jazzercise.com
"Capture the Moment" Photography
The focus of this workshop will be the enjoyment photography brings to the moment. The purpose is to show how everyone can become a better photographer, enjoy the process and share the results. All levels of experience are welcome and all types of photo equipment will permit you to succeed: film cameras, DSLRs, point and shoots, iPhones, iPads, etc. Bring what you have and we’ll work together. The class consists of eight, two-hour workshop sessions. All classes meet at Marinwood Community Center. **Note: some new locations have been added! Including: Falkirk, Olympali Park, Stafford Lake, portraits, Point Reyes Station, Fort Cronkhite and many more!
Thur. Mar. 7, 7-8:30pm Introduction and Orientation at Marinwood Comm. Center. New students must attend.
Sat., March 9, 9am-11am McInnis ponds
Sat., March 16, 9am-12pm Western Marin & Nicasio
Sat., March 23, 9am-11am Civic Center & lagoon
Sat., March 30, 9am-11:30am Big Rock & Redwood grove
Sat., April 6, 9am-11am Pacheco Pond & wetlands
Sat., April 13, 9am-12pm Fort Baker & Fort Cronkhite
Sat., April 20, 9am-11am China Camp
Sat., April 27, 9am-11am Blackstone Canyon & eucalyptus row
Sat., May 4, 10am-1pm Marinwood trail & Victory Banquet
Returning Students: 20% off Discount Available (call 415-479-0775 to enroll)
Duncan MacSwain--teacher, photographer, and international tour group leader?has lived in the Marinwood-Lucas Valley community for over 40 years. His photos have been published in books, calendars, magazinges, and promotional materials in 15 countries. He has previously taught photo workshops in the U.C. Berkeley Research Expeditions Program, at the Quadrennial Art and Culture Festival of the Pacific in Palau, and throughout Marin. Duncan is a frequent speaker on the book store circuit, and at various conventions and promotional events throughout Marin and northern California.
MacSwain taught psychology and biology, and was an administrator and athletic coach at Redwood High School for 32 years. He was a Marin Teacher of the Year, a northern California Coach of the Year, and a nominee for National Science Teacher of the Year. He has been organizing and leading international photo tours through Dimensions in Travel, Novato, for over 20 years. His specialties include South America (the Galapagos, Machu Picchu and the Amazon), southeast Asia and micronesia.
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