Classes & Activities
Wednesday, May 22nd from 12:30-1:30 directly after lunch in our Dining Hall
Author Hadiyah Carlyle comes to our center to talk about her memoir ‘A Torch in the Dark,’ her story as a single mom moving through the Haight-Ashbury ’60s to pioneer as a woman welder in the ’70s. Meet Hadiyah and enjoy her experiences with us.
Thursday, May 23rd from 12:30-1:30 directly after lunch in our Dining Hall
Author/Artist Howard Hansen talks passionately about the Quileute nation assimilating into western culture, and the traditional ways of cKulell’s people vanishing, including their language. Howard feels an urgency to tell the story of his people, so that it will not be lost to the young men and women of his tribe.
“Twilight On The Thunderbird: A Memoir of Quileute Indian Life”
ESL: English As A Second Language
Is English your second language? Work on pronunciation, grammar, and expanding your vocabulary. You'll enhance your English speaking and writing abilities. Open to Spanish speakers who would like to work on Spanish writing abilities. Taught by experienced Language teacher, Beatrice Ruhli.
NEW French Class - 1st Class - Thursday, May 2nd
Instructor Marilyn Severson
retired from SPU in 2004. During her 25 years at SPU she taught all levels of French, including literature courses, served as chair of the department of Foreign Languages & Literatures for ten years, and was involved in leading several student trips to Europe. Join French Class and immerse yourself into the French culture!
Spanish Language Classes
Do you want to learn another language? Do you already know a little Spanish and want to learn more? Come to the Center for a beginning or intermediate class taught by Beatrice.
Art and MORE...Classes
Knitting & Crocheting Lessons
Wednesdays, 1:00pm-3:00pm - Begins April 3rd - Class length, 8 weeks
Taught by artist Joanne Hansen. This class is for beginners and up to advanced. Learn the various acrylic painting techniques and create your own acrylic art work. Please bring supplies you have. Joanne will provide materials for the 1st class.
Thursdays, 10:00am-12:00pm - Begins April 4th - Class length, 8 weeks
$10/class and $12 one time supply fee
Landscapes and seascapes. Pencil drawing with popular instructor Howard Hansen. Learn to create landscapes and seascapes from the master. Sign up at 2nd floor receptionist's. The one time supply fee of $12 provides you with the proper paper, pencils, and erasers, etc. Or acquire list of supplies and purchase yourself.
Alternating Wednesdays, 10:30am-12:00pm and 5:00pm-6:00pm
$10 for members / $12 non-member
Learn the skills you need to create wonderful hats, scarves, and more. Knitting is also great for your hands and increases dexterity.
Photography Workshop - FREE
Photography instructor Boon Goh enhances your awareness of the world,
Seattle/Ballard from behind the lens. Offered to all levels, beginners to advanced.
Writing Class & Group - FREE
Fridays, 1:30 pm
Many have said they want to take a writing class. Here is your opportunity to join this class/group and work with a published writer to develop your writing skills.
Watercolor & Drawing Class
$10 for members / $12 non-member
Taught by well known Ballard artist/instructor Susan Schneider welcomes beginners and drop-ins. Teaching basic techniques to advanced practicum. Please bring your materials. Some materials are provided. The watercolor to the right is an example of Susan's superb talent.
Writing For The Moment
As offered through Cancer Lifeline since 2007, discover the power of writing as a way to process everyday life, whether dealing with illness, loss or just the every day. Each week includes two writing and sharing sessions, facilitated by Peggy Sturdivant. Bring writing materials. For more information write or call email@example.com or 206-419-5845.
$15 Members / $20 Non-Members
Thursdays, 1/2 hour lessons available from 2:00pm-4:00pm
It is never too late to learn to play! This class will focus on Classical, Contemporary, and/or Jazz. Call the Center to register at 297-0403. Private Lessons $15 Members/$20 Non-Members (1/2 hour)
Fitness Classes & Activities
Cost: $5/class or 5 classes for $20 punch card
When participants see a Zumba class, they will want to join in. Dance and aerobics, for great fitness, flexibility, coordination, and balance. Before you know it, you will be getting fit and improving your energy levels. Cost: $5/class
NEW! Fall Prevention Exercises - FREE
Learn and practice exercises that are specifically designed to strengthen those muscles that are key to giving us good balance and decreasing our risk of falling.
Better Balance Class - FREE
(New series coming Summer or Fall)
Increase your balance and coordination with this class series! Sign up now to get information and learn the skills that you need to stay strong and healthy. This is a FREE class. Sign up now for the next series of Balance Classes.
Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:30am-10:45am
Practice positions to build strength and flexibility while deepening relaxation. All abilities are welcome. Certified yoga instructor. Please pick up punch card at reception on the 2nd floor. $5/class
Laughter Yoga - FREE
Thursdays 11:00am – 11:50am
Laugh your way to good physical and mental health. These classes introduce the techniques to effectively exchange your oxygen, by ridding you of old oxygen and bring in new oxygen. These exercises are done through Lively Laughter, movement, stretching, humming meditation, and eye contact. Certified Laughter Yoga Instructor. No floor mats or floor work required. Drop-ins are always welcome.
EnhanceFitness Monthly Classes: Early Morning, Late Morning or Afternoon
Cost: $25 per Month
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 8:45am, 10:45am or 3:30pm
One hour classes lead by a trained, certified instructor. These classes focus on strength training, balance, aerobics and stretching. All levels are welcome. $25/month or Approved Group Health Participants can quailfy for no fee. To sign up 1) Drop by the 2nd floor Reception desk to fill-out the form, 2) Decide which timeframe meets your needs, 3) Then pay for your month of EnhanceFitness.
3-Easy Steps to better fitness!
Table Tennis / Ping Pong - FREE
Wednesdays 1:00pm - 3:00pm - Exercise Room
One of the most popular sports in the world, played in almost every country. Beginners to experts are all welcome!
1st 3 Thursdays of the Month, 1pm-2:30pm
From web searches to email and beyond. If you have a question, then we have the answer. Come get involved in this class and learn some computer skills. Limit 6 people. Pre-registration reguired. $5/class
AARP Mature Driver Safety two day Class
$12 for AARP members (remember your AARP member card)
Or $14 for non-AARP members.
AARP offers the popular Driver Safety Program for drivers 50 years and older. Graduates may be eligible for multi-year discounts on their auto insurance. Participants must attend both days of class to complete the course.
Wednesday Evening Activities
BINGO, DINNER & MOVIES!!!
Every Wednesday at 5:00pm the Dining Hall is open to all. Expect delcious meals whichinclude a salad, a protein, a vegetable, a bread & a dessert. Please contact the Center at 206-297-0403 for additional information and to reserve your a table/seat.
Dinner & Movie
(Dinner $7, Movie Donation $2)
Every Wednesday we show a new movie on our 52” TV. Our theatre includes wonderfully comfortable chairs, choice seating and hot POPCORN!
Dinner & BINGO!
(Dinner $7, Bingo Buy In $6)
Have you ever screamed “BINGO?” Well, here's your chance to scream as loud as you like as we host BINGO every Wednesday evening. Bring your friends and family members and get caught up in the game of chance and luck!
Hearts Card Group
Need a minimum of 3 people to get the "Hearts" card group started. If you are interested, please call the Center at 206-297-0403 to sign up.