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Main Office
M-F 8a-5p

 

Pool
M-F 5a-9:30p
Sat. 6a-5p
Sun. 1:30p-5p

 

Gymnastics

M-F 9a-12p and 1p-6p

Sat. 9a-1p

 

Closures

Pool & Fitness Center

8/25-9/16 Annual Maint.
11/10 Marta Hogard Swim Meet
11/22 Thanksgiving
12/24-25 Christmas
1/1 New Year’s Day

 

No Classes
8/20-9/4 Annual Maint.
11/10 Marta Hogard Swim Meet
11/22 Thanksgiving
12/24-25 Christmas
1/1 New Year’s Day

 

Gymnastics
9/3 Labor Day
11/22-23 Thanksgiving
12/23-1/6 Winter Vacation

 

Youth Programs
11/12 Veteran's Day
11/23-24 Thanksgiving
12/24-25 Christmas
1/1 New Year's

 


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Adult Classes

Not sure if a class is right for you?

Come try the first class for just $10. If you decide to take the class, you may register for the class at the main office.

 

The Park District offers limited financial assistance to In District patrons for classes, programs and activities. For more information contact the front office at 541-688-4052.

 

General Interest ClassesGeneral Interest

 

Affordable Life Coaching for Women

Life coaching is a process of bringing out the best in you so you can live your life to the fullest potential. It focuses on the present condition and looking forward, creating the desired future. Life coaching is for you if you want clarity about the present and the future, you have tried to make changes without success and you have a specific goal/dream but don’t know how to achieve it. Benefits include clarity about present/future, helps you to take action and motivates individuals toward their goals. For more information please contact the instructor, Dilfuza Mulvey, Certified Professional Coach at dilyamulvey@mail.ru.  All appointments are private sessions. Held in Room 3 at the community center. Cancellations/rescheduling appointments must be coordinated directly with Instructor.
9/8-12/15  . . . Sa  . . . 10a-1p
½ hr. Session $20 1 hr. Session $35 1.5 hr. Session $50

 

Attention Professional Woman- Free Workshop

Master Your Emotions, Master Your Life! Learn the Four Pillars to Emotional Health. Please join us to discover strategies for emotional health so that you can thrive at work and relax into the rest of your life. You may register either through the Park District, Marna’s website changingpatternstherapy.com and click on the register button, email marnacathleen@gmail.com. Instructor: Marna Cathleen, MSW
9/17 . . . M . . . 7-8:30p . . . No cost

 

Lane Writers Series

We have so much local talent! Enjoy monthly authors’ readings of poetry, fiction, non-fiction ... you name it! This FREE reading series is held at the River Road Annex, 1055 River Road. Authors’ books are available for purchase and refreshments are served.
9/23, 10/28, 11/25, 12/30 . . . Su     4:30-6p . . . No cost

 

Feel Better About Yourself and the Clothes You Wear!

Ever wonder why sometimes you feel good when you wear some clothes, and want to change immediately from another outfit at others?  Understand how fit and proportion of clothes affect your look and how you can apply it to your wardrobe and shape.  Discover tips on how to look leaner in your clothes and the do’s and don’ts for your body type. Instructor: Patricia Hillyer.
9/24 . . . M . . . 6:30-8:30p . . . $8 ID/$10 OD 

 

Organize and Declutter - Now!    

You’ve been telling yourself you need to do this, now is the time!  Understand why getting rid of things is so difficult and learn a method to stay organized. This two-part class provides tips and tools to get started and stay streamlined in the future. Instructor: Patricia Hillyer.
10/1 & 8 . . . M . . . 6:30-8:30p . . . $16 ID/$20 OD

 

Shouldn’t You Be Doing Voice-Overs?

You’ve heard Lisa Foster on TV and radio commercials! Now hear Lisa live as she illustrates how you could actually begin using your speaking voice for commercials, films, and videos! Most people go about it the wrong way. Lisa will show you a unique, outside the box way to cash in on one of the most lucrative full or part-time careers out there! This is a business that you can handle on your own terms, on your own turf, in your own time, and with practically no overhead! And NOW is the best time to make this happen as new companies are looking for new voices like never before. This exciting and fun class could be the game changer you’ve been looking for! Lisa Foster’s voice can be heard on commercials and narrations for such clients as: Crest Toothpaste, Olay, Café Appassionato, LA Weight Loss, Advanced Laser Clinics and Sleep Train.
11/12 . . . M . . .  7-9p . . . $30 ID/$40 OD

 

Under the Bridge: The Criminalization of Homelessness

A 74-minute documentary film about one summer in a tent city under a bridge in Indianapolis. The camp becomes a real community, supported by church volunteers, until police and bulldozers close in to shut it down. The story has striking similarities for homeless communities in Eugene and many other cities, particularly on the West coast. According to the latest Lane County homeless count in January 2018, there are a total of 1,642 un-housed people here. Join us after the film for a Q&A discussion with local residents, housed and unhoused, who are striving to find solutions to our housing crisis.  Facilitator: North Eugene Homeless Advocacy Group.
10/7 . . . Su . . . 7-9p . . . No Cost . . . Annex
(The River Road Annex is located at 1055 River Road)

10/15 . . . M . . . 11a-1p . . . No Cost
Bring your lunch

 

Health and Wellness

 

Communication: The Language of Mutual Respect

Do you sometimes fell misunderstood or unappreciated? Are you reluctant to be honest and share your thoughts and feelings? Do you say “yes” when you want to say “no”? Do disagreements often become arguments? Come learn how to Communicate with Mutual Respect. Whether you are talking or listening mutual positive regard is the bases of all effective communication. Come and learn what it is and how communicating with positive regard for others and yourself can change your life. Handouts will be provided. Instructor: Carol Rivendell, M.A., M.Ed Masters in Counseling.
9/18-10/2 . . . Tu . . . 6:30-8:30p . . . $30 ID/$35 OD

 

Happy Holidays: How to Make the Season Stress Free and Joyful!

Make the holidays a time of togetherness, peace, joy, love and fun!  Join us as we look at what we usually do and ask the question “why”. What is it we hope to achieve with our efforts and traditional way of doing things? Brainstorm and create an action plan for yourself.  We can make our holiday wishes come true without exhausting ourselves to the point of being unable to enjoy the moments. Instructor: Carol Rivendell, M.A., M.Ed Masters in Counseling.
10/9 . . . Tu . . . 6:30-8:30p . . . $12 ID/$14 OD

 

It’s Going to be Ok! A Support Group for Women in Chronic Pain

Chronic Pain is a life changer. When you can’t do what you used to be able to do it can be frustrating and depressing with little energy and enthusiasm for living a fulfilling life. Together we will go beyond pain management to focus on how to live a life that you can enjoy. You will gain strength and hope and learn ways to find inspiration in spite of everyday difficulties. Each class will include a lesson in techniques for peace of mind and relaxation. Carols personal experience with chronic pain inspires her to teach others to go beyond pain management and take steps toward personal empowerment, active positivity and increased hope and joy in everyday life. Carol holds a Master’s Degree in counseling and leads her support groups with compassion, humor, and enthusiasm. Instructor: Carol Rivendell, M.A., M.Ed
10/16-11/20 . . . Tu . . . 6:30-8:30p . . . $80 ID/$90 OD

 

Essential Oils 101

Essential Oils to support the immune system and provide skin support? YES! Cold and flu season is coming and our bodies need all the help we can give them! Join us as we explore different oils and discover some of their uses and health benefits! You’ll go home with two fun Make It & Take It items some of the oils featured in our class! We’ll be making a wonderful Skin Soother and a Wellness Roller Bottle. Please note: Registration is required, materials fee due at beginning of class, cash only, please. Class repeats but you are welcome to attend both, sign-up with a friend! If you have questions please contact Lisa at ms.lisazisa@gmail.com. Instructor Lisa Zisa.
9/29 . . . Sa . . . 10-11:45a
10/20 . . . Sa . . . 10-11:45a
Cost: Material fee due at beginning of Class. $15.00 cash only for both Make It & Take It items.

 

Intuitive Birth

A childbirth class that focuses on the mother’s (and partner’s) intuition on how, when and where to birth their baby. The class teaches from the understanding that birth is a natural, normal and physiological process, but recognizes that there are times when medical interventions may be needed. Topics include: Anatomy and physiology of birth, meditation, visualizations, positioning, other coping strategies, hormones, interventions, postpartum, emotional and family healing, growth and well being. Instructor: Corrinne Kaleese & Kari Hagemeyer.
10/14-11/4 . . . Su . . . 2-5p
$90 ID/ $100 OD Fee includes birth partner.

 

Living with Alzheimer’s: For Caregivers - Middle Stage

In the middle stage of Alzheimer’s disease, care partners become hands-on caregivers. During this three-part series, you will hear caregivers and professionals discuss helpful strategies to provide safe, effective and comfortable care.

Part 1

You will learn about symptoms of middle stage dementia, effective communication, relationship changes and practical steps for providing personal care.
9/28 . . . F . . . 10-11:30a

 

Part 2

We will talk about behavioral symptoms, wandering and keeping the person with dementia safe, planning and asking for help and informal care options.
10/5 . . . F . . . 10 -11:30a 

 

Part 3

Finding, engaging and monitoring home care assistance, planning for future care provisions in the late stages, handling behavior issues, medication management and coping as a caregiver.
10/12 . . . F . . . 10-11:30a 

 

OSU Extension Fall Festival - Free Event!

“Lane County Master Gardeners invite ALL to celebrate a day full of harvest fun for the whole family, including kids’ activities. Sample free, fresh-pressed apple cider; taste multiple varieties of tomatoes and apples; attend gardening workshops; browse among many items for sale, including gardening books, hand made goods, garlic, bulbs, fruit trees and other plants, and more.  Fall is also planting time in the Willamette Valley!”
9/22 . . . Sa . . . 10a-4p . . . No Cost

 

Donate Blood

Come on over and donante blood. Each single blood donation can help up to three Lane County patients. Donors must be 16 years of age or older, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in general good health. Contact Lane Blood Center at 541-484-9111 to schedule an appointment.  For more information visit www.laneblood.org
10/13 . . . Sa . . . 9a-12p
12/29 . . . Sa . . . 9a-12p

 

Holiday Food Drive (Nov-Dec)

Help those less fortunate than yourself this holiday season by bringing in canned food items. We want this season to be plentiful for all! Our goal is to collect a massive amount of food during the months of November and December! We can accept canned goods and/or cash donations at any time. Your contribution will be distributed by FISH (Friends in service to humanity). Place food items in collection totes located throughout the Park District. Cash donation? See main office.
11/1-12/31 . . . Bring in non perishables

 

Music in the Park

Grab a blanket or your favorite lawn chair and join us in the park for some great entertainment as we welcome back two of Eugene’s favorite bands. Parking is limited. Please carpool, bike or walk to the park if you can. Additional parking is available at both Howard Elementary School and Kelly Middle School.

The Sugar Beets help celebrate the end of summer with their foot stomping traditions of bluegrass, country and pop-inspired music. They have been entertaining audiences with original tunes and inspiring sounds for over 25 years.
9/3 . . . Su . . . 4-7p

Urban Homesteading Series

9/12-12/19 . . . W . . . 7-9p
Cost per class: $20 ID/23 OD

Preservation Series

Put summer in a jar and eat well all winter long by taking advantage of our bounty of fresh local produce.

9/12 - Canning Basics: Dill Pickles
Dill pickles are about the easiest thing to can. We will work up a batch using fresh, local no-spray cucumbers and home-grown herbs, and learn about the equipment and techniques of canning. Take home your own jar of pickles.

9/19 - Canning Basics: Salsa
Put the last of the tomatoes, onions, peppers, and herbs of the year together for a great home-made salsa. We will make a batch of canned salsa from fresh, local produce for everyone to take home.

10/3 - Canning Basics: Pepper Jam (NEW)
Make a sweet-spicy condiment from local Thistledown no-spray bell peppers and jalapeños. This is similar to Thai sweet pepper sauce, but you get to control the heat! Delicious on meatloaf, burgers, as part of a barbecue glaze, or in a vegetable sauté.

Fermentation Series

Adding a variety of fermented foods to your diet is a tasty way to improve your diet and your health. You can learn how to make a batch of kimchi in less than an hour and how to produce a loaf of delicious sourdough bread.

10/10 - Beyond Sauerkraut
Ready to explore the world of fermentation? Learn how to make your own fermented pickles, salsa, hot sauce, a variety of fermented non-alcoholic beverages, and even corned beef. Take home some of what we get started to enjoy later. Bring 1 clean wide-mouth pint jar and 1 half cup jar or $2 to purchase from instructor.

10/17 - Bread Making/Sourdough
Learn how to catch, care for, and use a wild sourdough culture. We will also go over regular bread baking techniques for those who want to start simple. Over the course of this class, we will make a batch of sourdough bread while we learn about proofing, the complex biology of a vital sourdough culture, and tips and tricks to get that great artisanal style bread in your own kitchen. Take home your own small round loaf and a sourdough culture.

 

10/24 -Fermenting: Kimchi, Kombucha (NEW)
Learn fermentation basics as we turn a head (or several) of napa cabbage and a bunch of other goodies into kimchi and take home a pint to ferment and enjoy. A special modified technique lets you ferment directly in the jar. We will also make a batch of kombucha and there will be kombucha SCOBY to take home for anyone who wants it.

Kitchen Series

Make a variety of unique and attention-getting condiments at home for everyday use or to really make a mark on a meal for guests, and learn how to make a variety of great sausages from mild bratwurst to spicy Chorizo and Andouille.

11/7 - Condiments
Fancy up your table with your own home-made condiments. Learn how to make mayonnaise, mustard, ketchup, and relish, and how to tailor each recipe to make your own signature versions.

11/14 - Sausage Making
If you love sausages but hate what goes into the ones from the grocery store, you can learn how to make your own from whole ingredients. Develop your own spice mix so your sausage is as mild or spicy as you like.

11/21 - Chutneys and more (NEW)
Learn how to make a variety of small-batch chutneys, peanut sauce, and other savory condiments for Indian and other Asian foods. We’ll make a couple different ones in class and you can take some home.

Gifts and Treats

Round out the year by making your own candied ginger, soap, skin creams, and flavored salts just in time for Christmas and New Year. You can make some amazing products for a fraction of the store price, plus you get to claim them as your own.

11/28 - Ginger Treats
Ginger can be used for a number of sweet or savory treats. Come cook up a batch of candied ginger, ginger syrup, ginger sugar, and pickled ginger for sushi. These all make great gifts and you can take home a share of what we make.

12/5 - Soap Making
Learn the basics of making bar soap from scratch. We will discuss the chemistry of saponification, properties of different base oils and local sources, and fragrance oils and other additives while we make a batch of soap. You will also learn how to make liquid soap and two forms of laundry soap. Take home a share of the soap we produce.

 

12/12- Balms and Salves
Learn to make a variety of skin creams, lip balms, and herbal salves for gifts or a treat for yourself. Take home some lip balm and herbal salve.

 

12/19 - Flavored Salts and Sugars
Learn three different techniques to make herbed, garlic, and red wine salt, and flavored sugars for a special finishing touch on your cooking and baking. Take home a portion of what we make in class.

 

Computer ClassesComputers

55+ classesAll classes are 55+ friendly

Instructors Carole & John Hall are semi-retired computer professionals. They develop and provide detailed, illustrated handouts for every workshop. For specific questions regarding classes please email the instructors at: pcworkshops@comcast.net.

 

Refunds will only be given if participant gives 48 hours or more notice of cancellation.

 

Mac Classes: If you have a Mac laptop that’s working well, bring it to class with adapter & plug.

 

Windows classes: Limited Windows 10s are available in class. If you have a Windows 10 laptop that’s working well, bring it to class with adapter & plug.

 

Seniors: Identify & Avoid Scams!

Do you feel that you’ve become prey for every type of scam out there? We do. Today thieves & scammers are targeting Seniors thru email, the Internet, phone calls, and even US mail. We’ll help you discover easy-to-use methods for identifying & avoiding the most common scams & threats.
9/13 . . . Th . . . 12:30-3:30p
Adult: $21 ID/$25 OD . . . Senior: $17 ID/$21 OD

 

Mac Pluses & Problems

Learn how to get the most out of Mac’s features & functions and solve its “quirks” that can cause problems. In this class we’ll cover the best and worst of these, as well as show how to keep your Mac more secure, back it up, and add any Apps you want, even those not in the App Store.
9/20  . . . Th . . . 12:30-3:30p
Adult: $21 ID/$25 OD . . . Senior: $17 ID/$21 OD

 

Deal with Windows 10 Hassles & Hangups

Are you annoyed or confused by Windows 10’s constant changes and large updates? Learn how to avoid & solve the worst of W10 problems while protecting your privacy & identifying new functions. You’ll also deal with security, system hangups, lost data, & removing junk Apps.
9/27 . . . Th  . . . 12:30-3:30p
Adult: $21 ID/$25 OD . . . Senior: $17 ID/$21 OD

 

Use Mac Finder: It’s Your Safety Net

Would you like to keep, organize, and find everything in your Mac? This class helps you set up Finder, Mac’s directory, to access documents, photos, movies, etc. You’ll learn how to use cut, copy, paste both in Mac & online, and how flash drives & memory cards copy & transfer items.
10/4 . . . Th . . . 12:30-3:30p
Adult: $21 ID/$25 OD . . . Senior: $17 ID/$21 OD

 

Windows 7: Only a Year to Go!

Windows 7 users need to select another option this time next year or risk security problems when Microsoft no longer supports its OS. Check the pros and cons of the multiple options available to help make your best choice. Also learn how to keep your PC running well until then.
10/11 . . . Th . . . 12:30-3:30p
Adult: $21 ID/$25 OD . . . Senior: $17 ID/$21 OD

 

Keep Photos Safe in Mac Not the Cloud!

Would you rather NOT rely on Apple keeping all your photos safe in its Cloud? If so, instead of using Photos, use Mac’s directory and free basic photo editing program to hold and edit all your photos within Mac, including those you can transfer from your tablet & phone.
10/18 . . . Th . . . 12:30-3:30p
Adult: $21 ID/$25 OD . . . Senior: $17 ID/$21 OD

 

A Better PC Option

Discover the pluses for using Linux OS desktop computers. This OS is becoming a viable alternative to Mac & esp. to Windows 10. A free desktop Linux can be installed on almost any computer, will run many current programs, and can work as a dual OS with Windows XP, 7, 8, or 10.
10/25 . . .  Th . . . 12:30-3:30p
Adult: $21 ID/$25 OD . . . Senior: $17 ID/$21 OD

 

Selling Online: What, Where, & How

Learn what to know and do before you sell, then decide what to sell and which is the best site for your needs. We’ll explore selling on eBay, Etsy, Craigslist, & Amazon. You’ll be able to evaluate each sell site to choose the best and discover how to avoid common problems.
11/1 . . .  Th . . .  12:30-3:30p
Adult: $21 ID/$25 OD . . . Senior: $17 ID/$21 OD

 

 

Digital Cameras

 

Take Good Photos with Any Camera

Do you want to ensure that you can take photos worth keeping, no matter what camera you use?
This class helps you use your camera’s settings while you practice taking & analyzing photos.
You also discover good solutions for common photographic problems.
(Bring Your digital camera, phone, or tablet to class, ready to use with instruction manual)
11/8 . . . Th . . . 12:30-3:30p

 

 

Language ClassesLanguages

55+ classesAll classes are 55+ friendly

 

French - Advanced

Improve your reading, writing, speaking and listening skills based on a French novel or articles designed for native speakers. Grammar and vocabulary discussed. Instructor: Amey Herman.
9/11-11/13 . . . Tu . . . 8:30-10a
Adult: $70 ID/$85 OD . . . Senior: $55 ID/$70 OD

 

Italian 1

An introduction to Italian language and culture. Focus is on basic conversation skills, useful vocabulary and phrases for the traveler. Textbook Living Language is available for purchase from the park office. Instructor: Sied Imani.
9/11-11/13 . . . Tu . . . 6-8:30p
Adult: $90 ID/$105 OD  . . . Senior: $75 ID/$90 OD

 

Italian 2

Emphasis on vocabulary and grammar. Guided dialog will help improve pronunciation and increase comprehension. Textbook: Living Language is available for purchase at office. Beginning Italian or instructor approval required. Instructor: Sied Imani.
9/12-11/14 . . . W . . . 6-8:30p
Adult: $90 ID/$105 OD  . . . Senior: $75 ID/$90 OD

 

Spanish 1

Beginners class. No experience necessary. Focus on commonly used phrases and language for the traveler. Textbook: Living Language is available for purchase from the office. Instructor: Sied Imani.
9/11-11/13 . . . Tu . . . 3-5:30p
9/12-11/14 . . . W . . . 11:30a-2p
Adult: $90 ID/$105 OD  . . . Senior: $75 ID/$90 OD

 

Spanish 1+

Focus on commonly used phrases and language for the traveler. Textbook: Living Language is available for purchase from the office. Spanish 1 or instructor approval required. Instructor: Sied Imani.
9/12-11/14 . . . W . . . 9-11:30a
Adult: $90 ID/$105 OD  . . . Senior: $75 ID/$90 OD

 

Spanish 2+

Continuation of beginning Spanish, with an emphasis on vocabulary and grammar. Guided dialog to improve pronunciationand increase comprehension. Textbook: Living Language is available for purchase at the office. Spanish I or instructor approval required. Instructor: Sied Imani.
9/13-11/15 . . . Th . . . 12-2:30p
Adult: $90 ID/$105 OD  . . . Senior: $75 ID/$90 OD

 

Spanish Club

Practice listening, speaking and reading using audio visual materials in an informal setting. Basic knowledge of Spanish is needed. Club Coordinators: Janet Pietzold & Bonnie Rutledge

9/14-12/14 . . . Tu. . . 10a-12p. . .$5 per term

 

 

Applied Arts

55+ classesAll classes are 55+ friendly

Drop in fee for all fine art classes is $10.

 

 

Knitting & Crocheting - NEW TIME!

Learn basic knitting and crocheting techniques. Bring your own project. Individual help will be given. Bring your own crochet hook, size G or H or knitting needles, size 8 or 9, and worsted weight yarn. Instructor: Cindy Sittner.
9/10-12/17 . . . M . . . 12:30-2:30p
Adult: $40 ID/$45 OD . . . Senior: $35 ID/$40 OD

 

Drop-in Knit and Spin Group

Free drop in spin and knit group- beginners to advanced welcome. Bring your projects and get help from other attendees. You can come and go as you please; there will be no formal structure. If you can’t stay the whole time or make it every Saturday no problem. This is time to share and exchange ideas in a fun and friendly group. Bring spinning wheel or materials and questions. For information please contact Tamara by email at tandreas6@gmail.com. No class on 9/22, 11/10.
9/8-12/15 . . . Sa . . . 11a-3p . . . Free

 

Mosaics/Garden Art

In mosaics, learn to design pictures on everything from flower pots to designer stepping stones. Choosing a base, selecting the kind of pieces you want to use, type of adhesive, breaking or cutting, arranging your pieces then grouting and sealing. In this class we will be working on some “Garden Art” projects. Some supplies are covered in class fee. Instructor: Cindy Sittner.
9/13-11/15 . . . Th . . . 12:30-2:30p
Adult: $50 ID/$60 OD . . . Senior: $40 ID/$50 OD

 

Stained Glass: Beginning & Intermediate

Learn glass cutting, pattern design, copper foil construction, soldering, and other techniques related to stained glass. Emphasis will be on project construction with individual attention. Supplies discussed at first class. All tools are available for use in class. Instructor: Cindy Sittner.
9/11-11/13 . . . Tu . . . 12:30-2:30p
Adult: $50 ID/$60 OD . . . Senior: $40 ID/$50 OD

 

Redo/Re-design Your Jewelry

Redo, repair or redesign the jewelry in your drawer so you can enjoy and wear it again. Learn how to restring those pearls or crystal beads your grandmother gave to you.
Instructor: Cindy Sittner.
11/27-12/11  . . . Tu  . . . 12:30-2:30p
Adult: $20 ID/$25 OD . . . Senior: $15 ID/$20 OD

 

Sewing/Crafting Circle

Come sew and craft with others. We have a bunch of people with a lot of sewing and crafting experience. Bring your projects and if you need help with something, you have a group of ladies with a ton of knowledge in the room. Everyone seems very willing to help one another. You can come and go as you please; there will be no formal structure. If you can’t stay the whole time or if you can’t make it once a month, no biggy. This is fun time so we don’t want anyone to feel any pressure. We are meeting at what would normally be dinner time so feel free to bring food and drink with you. We are looking forward to many fun evenings with you all.
9/4, 10/2, 11/6, 12/4 . . . Tu . . . 5-8p . . . Free

 

 

Fine Arts ClassesFine Arts

55+ classesAll classes are 55+ friendly

 

Chinese Inkbrush Painting

Teresa, from Taiwan, will teach beginners the basics of Chinese inkbrush painting. Students will learn about types of brushes, paper and ink. Classes will focus on the “Four Gentlemen” – bamboo, orchid, chrysanthemum and plum flower – as well as Chinese landscapes. Students may proceed at their own pace. Bring your own equipment, or buy inexpensive items from the teacher ($50 for complete supplies: sumi ink, brush, shuen paper and mat). Instructor: Teresa Hsu
9/12-10/24 . . . W . . . 1-4p
Adult: $66 ID/$76 OD . . . Senior: $56 ID/$66 OD

 

Painting with Passion: Open Studio

Come explore painting, communicating what the eye sees on the canvas. Continue to paint like yourself and find your own style, taking risks as we work thru techniques, color and creativity. Bring references and materials. There will be demos and critiques. Supply list for newcomers at first class.
Instructor: Lynzie Kronhein.
9/10-11/19 . . . M . . . 1:30-4:30p
Adult: $100 ID/$115 OD . . . Senior: $85 ID/$100 OD

 

Watercolor: Beginning & Intermediate

Learn how to enjoy the art of watercolor. Carol teaches her own method of Rock & Roll in watercolor. Learn how to make watercolors vibrant and alive. If you have any watercolor supplies bring them. The instructor will do some demos and you may follow along or work on your own project. If you don’t have supplies for the first day, we have some to get you started. Instructor: Carol Fourtner.

9/11-11/13 . . . Tu . . . 9a-12p
9/11-11/13  . . . Tu . . . 1-4p
9/13-11/15  . . . Th . . . 9a-12p
9/13-11/15  . . . Th . . . 1-4p
Adult: $100 ID/$115 OD . . . Senior: $85 ID/$100 OD

 

11/27-12/18 . . . Tu . . . 9a-12p
11/27-12/18 . . . Tu . . . 1-4p
11/29-12/20 . . . Th . . . 9a-12p
11/29-12/20 . . . Th . . . 1-4p
Adult: $42 ID/$50 OD . . . Senior: $34 ID/$42 OD
Drop in fee: $15 Adult / $10 Senior

 

Ballroom Dance

55+ classesAll classes are 55+ friendly

Registration for all classes can now be made through StaverDanceSport at (541) 746-6268. View their class schedule HERE.

 

Dance ClassesDance

 

Belly Dance: Beginning

Learn the art of belly dance in a fun and supportive atmosphere. Class will cover basic movements, isolation’s, and cultural/historical aspects. An enjoyable way to improve your grace, flexibility, and muscle tone. Instructor: Candice Morgan.
9/13-12/13 . . . Th . . . 6:30-7:30p
Adult: $55 ID/$65 OD . . . Senior: $45 ID/$55 OD

 

Belly Dance: Intermediate

Geared toward the student who has a thorough understanding of the basics. Focus on building a bigger vocabulary of movement and knowledge. Will include movement review, combinations, finger cymbals, veil work, costuming, and more. Instructor approval needed to take this class. Instructor: Candice Morgan.
9/13-12/13 . . . Th . . . 7:30-8:30p
Adult: $55 ID/$65 OD . . . Senior: $45 ID/$55 OD

 

Hawaiian Hula Basics: All-Levels

Ages 12+. Discover the joy of hula! This dance class offers hula in a fun, and engaging fitness style that supports participants of all skill levels, from the novice to intermediate. A great supplement to your healthy lifestyle towards better health, as you engage in low-impact movements using core muscles, and breath to improve coordination, flexibility, and whole body wellness. No experience necessary. Wear modest, comfortable clothing you can move freely in, no swimsuits please. Be prepared to dance barefoot, and bring a sarong wrap to wear. Aloha! Instructor: Miss Iwalani.
9/6-27 . . . Th . . . 6:15-7:15p
Adult: $43 ID/ $48 OD . . . Youth/Senior: $38 ID/$43 OD
10/4-25 . . . Th  . . . 6:15-7:15p
Adult: $43 ID/ $48 OD . . . Youth/Senior: $38 ID/$43 OD
11/1-29 . . . Th . . . 6:15-7:15p
Adult: $43 ID/ $48 OD . . . Youth/Senior: $38 ID/$43 OD

 

Beginning Line Dancing

Line dancing is good exercise for your brain, can help with balance and is low impact on your joints. Come meet new people and have fun while exercising. Wear loose, cool, clothing and shoes that will slide on the floor. No partner necessary. Instructor: Mary Wall. No class on 10/18.
9/20-11/15 . . . Th . . . 2:30-3:15p
Adult: $43 ID/$50 OD . . . Senior: $36 ID/$43 OD
11/29-12/13 . . . Th . . . 2:30-3:15p
Adult: $15 ID/$18OD . . . Senior: $12 ID/$15 OD

 

Intermediate Line Dancing

Line dancing is good exercise for your brain, can help with balance and is low impact on your joints. Come meet new people and have fun while exercising. Wear loose, cool, clothing and shoes that will slide on the floor. No partner necessary. This is a class for folks who have had beginning line dance, know the vocabulary and can learn more complex dances....or for those who have had significant dance experience and think that they can catch on quickly. Instructor: Mary Wall. No class on 10/18.
9/20-11/15 . . . Th . . . 3:15-4p
Adult: $43 ID/$50 OD . . . Senior: $36 ID/$43 OD
11/29-12/13 . . . Th . . . 3:15-4p
Adult: $15 ID/$18OD . . . Senior: $12 ID/$15 OD

 

Tap Dance: Beginning

Make music with your feet! Beginning tap class is a one hour class that teaches basic tap steps, tap combinations, rhythm activities, and dances. Class will begin and end with a dance warm up/cool down that helps condition dancers for specific tap movements. Dancers will learn a variety of tap steps in each class and combine them into short combinations, building their steps each week until they can perform a full dance routine. It is a great way to get active, improve balance, rhythm, posture, strength, all while learning a fun new skill. Instructor: Katie Bushnell.
10/2-11/20 . . . Tu . . . 1:30-2:30p
Adult: $40 ID/$50 OD . . . Seniors: $30 ID/$40 OD

 

 

 

Music ClassesMusic

 

Acoustic Jam Session

Join us for a drop in acoustic string jam session (guitar, fiddle, banjo, mandolin, base fiddle, ukulele, etc). All levels welcome. For questions, please call Leslie 541-521-5601. Held at River Road Annex, 1055 River Road.
9/9 & 23, 10/14 & 28, 11/11 & 25, 12/9 . . . Su   . . .  12-2:30p
$5 per term

 

Guitar / Voice

Ages 10+. Melody Joy Jackson has been teaching music since 1999 and absolutely loves it! Melody offers guitar and voice lessons teaching fundamentals as well as practical application in music. Her teaching approach is based on her students learning style and interests. Melody has been giving private lessons and directing music programs on the Oregon Coast for many years and has now relocated to Eugene. Lessons are offered once per week and scheduled through the instructor on a monthly base. To schedule a lesson, contact Melody Joy at 541-264-0610 or by email at melodyjoyjackson@gmail.com. Fees are due in full at the beginning of the month. Please stop by or call the Park District Office at (541) 688-4052 to pay for your lessons once you have scheduled them with the instructor. Make up lessons may be rescheduled with the instructor. No refunds for missed lessons.
Ongoing M . . . 5:30-8p
1/2 hour lesson: $20
45 min. lesson: $30
1 hour lesson: $35

 

Piano

All ages. A lifelong musician, Ashley Wright has studied music at the U of O, and now performs with local ensembles Samba Ja and The Beat Crunchers on percussion, keyboards and saxophone. Her experience includes private piano lessons, codirecting Samba Ja, and tutoring music theory at LCC. Ashley’s motivation for playing music is to have fun. Weekly half-hour private lessons. Please call our office at 541-688-4052 for
Ashley’s contact info to determine lesson availability.
Ongoing TuWTh
½ hour lesson: $18 ID/$20 OD

 

 

 

 

 

 


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