ESL: ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE
Is English your Second Language? Work on pronunciation, grammar, and expanding your vocabulary. Class taught by experienced instructor Beatrice Ruhli.
Learn conversational Mandarin Chinese through games, practice and socializing. Books, games, and materials provided in class.
French instructor Marilyn Severson invites all who wish to converse in French for 30 minutes prior to Beginning French class.
Beginning French Thursdays, 11:00am-12:00pm
French instructor Marilyn Severson comes to us from SPU where she taught for 25 years all levels of French.
Intermediate Spanish Fri, 9:00am-11:00am
Beginning Spanish Fri, 11:00am-12:00pm
Do you already know a little Spanish and want to learn more? Beginner and Intermediate classes are taught by Spanish instructor Beatrice Ruhli.
Art and MORE...Classes
Artist/Instructor Joanne Hansen, teaches you acrylic painting techniques to create your own art work. The world is at your fingertips. Bring any supplies you have.
Collage allows for self expression. Supplies provided. Joanne Hansen is your experienced instructor.
CURRENT EVENTS GROUP - FREE
2nd & 4th Tuesday, 10:30am-11:45am
Discuss current and recent global events. The group decides the topic and how the discussion will run. All inquiring and open minds are welcome.
$12 ONE TIME FEE FOR MATERIALS
Instructor Howard Hansen instructs on how to create
your own landscapes, seascapes and learning the basics to advanced drawing techniques. Materials provided or pick up a list of approved supplies from Howard and purchase them yourself. Just ask Howard prior to class.
KNIT OR CROCHET - $10MEM/$12NON Fridays, 1:00pm-3:00pm
Intructor Praqveena Patel
Learn to knit and crochet. Create wonderful hats, carves, and more. Great for hands, fingers and increases dexterity.
PASTEL CLASS - NEW - $10MEM/$12NON
Instructor Jeffrey Mayo experienced Pastel artist welcomes all levels of students. Materials are provided, but you may bring others if you wish. Learn the creative world of Pastel drawing.
PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP - FREE
Boon Goh Photography taught in a supportive atmosphere, Can use a standard or digital camera. Activities include outdoor trips.
Wednesday Nights, 5:00pm, Exercise Rm
Wednesday Nights, 6:00pm, Exercise Rm
NEW Class Begins July 5th for 10 weeks @ 5:00pm
Piano in a Group setting taught by Katy Gilberts. This class is Recreational Music Making at the Piano. Com-bines reading notes and learning chords by ear. Great for brain stimulation, as it involves memory. One time fee of $25 fee for CD & Book. Pay 2nd floor receptionist before class. Keep receipt for Katy to record.
POTTERY CLASS - $5MEM/$7NON
Nicole McMlellan Pottery class focuses on hand building without a wheel, employing the three techniques of pinching, coil building and slab building. These techniques, while often overlooked are very natural and organic forms of pottery. Hand building lessens arthritic and joint pain and the act of pinching the clay is very therapeutic and relaxing. The clay being quite pliable provides limitless options to create and form your own masterpieces. Ceramic Artist Nicole McClellan is your experienced instructor and is looking forward to working with all levels of students.
QUILTER’S B AND CRAFTS GROUP - FREE
Monday & Wednesday, 10:00am-12:00pm
Practice basic to advanced skills. NEW Sewing machine and some materials provided. 1st Quilt & Crafts Fair, Sat., Aug 9th - 10:00am-4:00pm, Vendors must be 55+ Please contact Lauren Overlock to be a vendor or to Volunteer @ 206-297-0403 or LaurenO@seniorservices.org
WATERCOLOR CLASS - $10MEM/$12NON
(Art Group- July/Aug-FREE)
Taught by well known Ballard artist and instructor Susan Schneider. Beginners and drop-ins welcome. Learn basic techniques to advanced practicum. Bring materials. Some materials provided.
BOOK CLUB - FREE
1st Thursday each month, 12:45pm-1:45pm
This fun and dedicated group of bookworms meets every month. Members of this group will select, read and discuss books. Join in.
MEMOIR WRITING - FREE
Here’s your opportunity to join a writing class and work with Claire Anderson a published writer. Claire will assist with developing your writing skills.
CREATIVE WRITING - FREE
Monday, 1:00pm-3:00pm - Sept., 8
NEW Writing Instructor: Penny Hinke’s work has appeared in magazines including Sing Heavenly Muse!, Quality Women’s Fiction (QWF), and M slexia. Her story "The Lottery of Lava Falls" placed first in Mslexia’s Travel Writing Competition (2006). Although her first love is memoir, Penny also enjoys writing and performing poetry. She received a BA in French and an MA in French literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. More recently, she completed a Certificate in Memoir Writing from the University of Washington. She is a candidate in the MFA program in creative writing at Goddard College. Penny enjoys running, yoga, playing the piano and listening to jazz.
Fitness Classes & Activities
ENHANCEFITNESS® MONTHLY CLASSES
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
8:45am Class, 10:45am Class, or 3:30pm Class
One hour classes led by trained and certified instructors. These classes focus on strength training, balance, aerobics and stretching. All levels are welcome. $25/month or Approved Group Health Participants can qualify for no fee. See our 2nd floor receptionist and fill-out form.
YOGA & GENTLE YOGA - $5/CLASS
Tues/Yoga & Thurs/Gentle - 9:30am-10:45am
NEW TIME: YOGA - Thurs - 2:00pm-3:15pm
Practice positions to build strength and flexibility while deepening relaxation. All abilities are welcome. Certified yoga instructor. Pick up a 5 class punch card from our 2nd floor reception desk. $25 Punch Card for 5 classes
JUGGLING CLASS - FREE - NEW
Starts: Tues., July 8th through Aug., 12th
Sign-up w/2nd floor reception 8 students only Why join? It’s fun, improves coordination (right and left hand) and balance, increases range of motion and flexibility, improves upper body strength. Provides mild cardio activity, reduces anxiety and improves concentration. MRI studies have shown that learning how to juggle increases both the amount of gray and white matter in the brain. May indicate that the normal loss of brain cells with age can be at least partially counteracted by juggling. Come Join!
LAUGHTER YOGA - FREE
Laugh your way to good physical and mental health. These classes introduce the techniques to effectively exchange your xygen, by ridding you of old oxygen and bringing in new oxygen. Laugh your way to better health.
PING PONG - FREE
Mon., Wed., Fri., 1:00pm-3:00pm Thurs., 12:00pm-2:00pm
Ping Pong in the Exercise room. Ping Pong, also called Table Tennis, greatly improves hand eye coordination.
T’AI CHI-FAN/SWORD DANCING $5/CLASS
Thurs, 3:00pm-4:00pm - NEW
Begins July 10th
The traditional Chinese fan dance has been a part of China's heritage for over two thousand years. Mrs. Wang covers Fan Dancing and Sword Dancing. Like Tai Chi, this class assists good coordination, balance, and fitness.
ZUMBA - $5/CLASS/$20 PUNCH CARD
Dance and aerobics for great fitness, flexibility, coordination, and balance. Before you know it you’ll be getting fit and also improving your energy level.
Thanks to the hard work of our wonderful IT team the computer lab now has an additional new computer. Our two new computers have Window 7 and Microsoft Office 2010 on them. Our older computers run Windows XP and Microsoft Office 2003. For computer lab & wi-fi hours, click here.
Personal Computer Lessons
$5/class (By appt. only, call (206) 297-0403 to sign up).
By popular demand! One-on-one technology lessons with a knowledgeable instructor. Ask your questions and get answers. Learn more about the computer, iPad, iPod, and all cell phone types in personalized classes just for you.
AARP Driver Safety Program
Wednesday, July 30th - 9:00am-1:00pm &
Thursday, July 31st - 9:00am-1:00pm
$15/AARP member and $20/non-AARP member. Pay directly to instructor.
AARP offers the popular Driver Safety Program for all drivers 50 years and older. Graduates may be eligible for multi-year discounts on their auto insurance. Must attend both days to complete the course. SIGN-UP REQUIRED!
Wednesday Evening Activities
BINGO, DINNER & MOVIES!!!
Every Wednesday at 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Dining Hall is open to all. Expect delicious meals which include 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, PIANO & BINGO
Dinner $7.00 @ 5pm,
Little Cinema $2.00 @ 6pm, Group Piano $10.00@5&6
BINGO $6.50 buy-in @ 6:30pm
PLEASE Reserve your Meal by Monday of that week, so Chef Bob can plan the food to prepare. Thank you!
July 2nd Peppercorn Chicken with Lemon Spinach
July 9th Patty Melts with Coleslaw and Chips
July 16th Parisian Quiche with Sausage and Cheddar
July 23rd Baked Chicken, Mushrooms with Couscous
July 30th Penne Pasta with Italian Meat Sauce
Dinners include: Salad, protein, vegetables, bread & dessert!
Dinner & Movie
Wednesdays. Dinner $7 at 5:00pm, Movie Donation $2 at 6:00pm.
Every Wednesday we show a new movie on our 52” TV. Our theater includes wonderfully comfortable chairs, choice seating and hot POPCORN!
Dinner & Bingo!
Wednesdays. Dinner $7 at 5:00pm, Bingo Buy-In $6 for each session.
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!