Due to the unhealthy air quality, all classes are cancelled Friday and Saturday (Nov. 16 and 17). Our offices will also be closed those days.

An introduction to the historical and socio-cultural experiences of racial and ethnic groups in the United States. Focus will be on key issues such as immigration, political stratification, employment discrimination, Americanization, class, racial and ethnic identity, and gender roles that have shaped relations in American society. Study is inter- and multi-disciplinary. A comparative approach covering African American, Mexican American, Asian American, Native American and Middle Eastern American.  (3.00 units)

We all know that our health depends on good nutrition, and most people do make an effort to eat a well- balanced dinner. Yet eating well throughout the day is equally or possibly even more important. Unfortunately, time pressure tends to favor convenient and often poor quality choices.

BUON APPETITO!  A culinary journey through Italy.

This intermediate level class will end our journey through Italian regions. It is meant to enhance your ability to use grammar structures that you already know and to deepen your knowledge of Italian culture and geography through a virtual culinary journey in some 20 Italian regions.

Vegans, vegetarians, and meat-eaters alike will be fans of this savory dish. It is the perfect main course for your Meatless Monday and the combination of garam marsala, onion, garlic, chickpeas, cauliflower, carrots and coconut milk will satisfy your taste buds and warm you to your core!

Taking great pictures of people can be harder than it looks! You can learn some tips and techniques, however, for getting the best out of your subjects.

In the class you will be building a small chest that is 20” x 12” x 12”. It will have 3 drawers and a hinged lid.

The best camera is the one you have with you, and for the vast majority of us, that camera is our iPhone. We’ll run through all the features of the iPhone’s built-in camera app.

This is an hands on class focusing on the development of conversational skills in Italian and reinforcement of abilities that students already gained, but can not master yet. It is meant as a review/reinforcement for those students who already attended one or more beginning classes or already have a basic knowledge of the language.

Cooked polenta is a hearty dish that lends itself to many different toppings. You will learn the secrets to preparing a perfect polenta base and then create both a vegetarian and meat topping to satisfy any palate.

Today, every school in America has students who have been diagnosed with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder)—a neurological disorder on the autism spectrum. The effects of this disorder vary widely, but it is important for every teacher to understand how to recognize behaviors that may indicate ASD.

In today’s business environment, there is a need for good project management. Project management provides visibility of project health to the business and the customer. Through continuous monitoring, early detection of variations to plan, schedule, and budget can be communicated to stakeholders for quick resolution, including project cancellation. Project management is one of the fastest paths to promotion by increasing your network through greater exposure.

Video marketing is the latest hot new marketing trend. Shoppers who viewed product videos were 144% more likely to add the product to their cart. Video with good SEO has a 53% higher chance of showing up on page one of Google searches.

Whether you have never meditated before or have been meditating for years, this class will support your journey in experiencing and benefiting from a mindfulness meditation practice. Studies from both Harvard and Stanford confirm that a regular mindfulness meditation practice can make positive changes in our physical and mental well-being.

Come create a custom design to be printed on bags, T-Shirts and scarves. Learn how to cut and make a stencil to use with a silkscreen. Leave the 3 hour class with two custom made gift able items.

Create fun and personalized jewelry using shrink film. Free hand or trace designs using colored pencils and markers and watch the magic as the plastic shrinks down to 1/3 of the original size. Make earrings, pins, key chains, pendants and hair accessories.

This beautiful 9-sided table is 19” round & 22” high. It is red oak with black walnut inlay. This table will be perfect to hold a lamp, plant or as an accent table for your room décor.

Do you know the value of your assets or how to calculate your net worth? Come to this class and learn how to assess your personal assets and develop your balance sheet!

Soup is the perfect meal for a crisp autumn evening. Paired with homemade cornbread muffins, no one in your family will be late for dinner!

Play with different materials in creating layered paintings. Use a variety of papers, acrylic mediums and other art materials. Learn about contemporary artists and their ways of working through slideshows and demonstrations.

If you’d rather not wait in line at the local Genius Bar to get your Apple questions answered, give this class a whirl. Bring your questions (and your devices), we’ll try to find answers.

Would you like to learn how to import, rate, process, print, and share your images with Adobe Lightroom Classic CC? Join this class and learn the tips and tricks to be get the most from this powerful software!

Where do dreams come from and what do they mean? Can we learn from our dreams and even learn to control them? Can dreams predict the future and why is it so hard to remember our dreams?

Gentle Yoga is designed to be an introduction to Yoga, with a mild and soft approach, dedicated to people with reduced mobility and flexibility.

Are you practicing on auto-pilot or still asking, “What comes next?” Refresh your understanding about the flow and purpose of each flowing qigong movement. Explore mindful body awareness and the dynamics of balance and well being through Wild Goose Qigong.

Six Sigma professionals are in strong demand by organizations around the world. On the front-lines of Six Sigma efforts are Green Belts. LERN’s Green Belt training teaches participants problem-solving skills, using the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control) model.

Learn lead sheet playing on the piano or keyboard in this beginning level class. We will focus on style and performance technique covering chord symbols, bass line, and melody.

This essential class is designed to strengthen the core muscles surrounding your spine whether you are performing standing 3-dimensional movement or mat exercises. Challenge your core and create the well- balanced body you’ve been looking for!

Are you frustrated by the communication gap that can occur between you and your Spanish-speaking patients? If you answered yes, this Spanish class - designed specifically for healthcare professionals - will help you bridge that gap.

Data Analysis is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after skills in the workplace. Companies have vast amounts of data, but it is rare to have someone with the ability to analyze that data to see trends and make predictions. Add a whole new skill set to your portfolio, and make a big difference in the success of your organization by acquiring data analysis skills.

No experience necessary. Title companies and lenders rely on mobile loan signing agents to facilitate obtaining signatures and notarizations for real estate purchases and loan documents. Loan signing agents generally make $75-$150 per loan signing. There is no time commitment, you can accept loan signing appointments when convenient for you.

This 3-hour renewal course is required for existing Notaries Public who are renewing their commission. The renewal course and exam must be taken prior to the expiration of your current commission. If your existing commission expires prior to taking the course and exam, then the full “Become a Notary Public” course is required.

In the class you will be building a spiral patterned Lazy Susan made with multiple 30 and 60 degree angles. It is 16” round and 3⁄4” high. The wood will be maple and sapele. This class is for anyone who wants to learn the tricks of precision joinery.

With the support of a chair, this is a gentle class that emphasizes proper breathing, correct spinal and pelvic alignment, improved balance, stretch, and posture. With a seated or standing assist, you will activate the body and mind.

Gentle Yoga is designed to be an introduction to Yoga, with a mild and soft approach, dedicated to people with reduced mobility and flexibility.

This class continues to increase vocabulary and build upon grammar concepts. The class emphasizes workplace communication by helping students gain a solid foundation in grammar, writing, and conversation.

This is an advanced grammar class for students with a previous solid knowledge of Italian grammar at an intermediate/advanced level.

Stress isn’t the enemy. It is our perceptions of stress that amp our anxiety and use up all our steam. Events happen every day. How we interpret those events can set the stage for how we feel and how we react to others.

In today’s business environment, employers expect employees to have a solid set of interpersonal skills. The ability to solve problems quickly and effectively is a critical interpersonal skill well worth developing.

Notaries must:

  • Be 18 years old
  • Be a California resident
  • Read, write, and understand English
  • Successfully complete this course
  • Pass a state exam (30 multiple-choice questions)
  • Pass a background check

Students will continue to learn more advanced grammar skills including past and future verb tenses, while practicing conversation on a wide variety of topics. The class emphasizes communication skills for work, shopping or travel.

Upon completing this class you will have learned to conjugate irregular and reflexive verbs in the present tense and will have been introduced to the usage of verbs in the past tense. Your conversation and reading abilities will have improved substantially.

Do you want to learn to speak Spanish for work or travel but don’t know where to begin? Did you take Spanish in high school but have forgotten most of what you learned? This fun entry-level class will get you started, even if you have never tried Spanish before.

Learn essential life-saving techniques! This CPR course will teach a combination of artificial respiration and artificial circulation for basic life support techniques. Instruction will also cover how to catch a CAB (Circulation, Airway, Breathing), the updated steps in CPR and review training for individuals requiring re-certification.

Yang and Yin are the patterns of our life, and in nature all patterns are formed by opposite and complementary principles: hot and cold, active and passive, matter and energy, female and male, summer and winter, etc. A Yang/Yin class balances these contrasts in our physical and energetic body.

Develop physical conditioning through basketball.

The American Heart Association First Aid class is designed to give you the confidence to respond in an emergency situation with skills that can save a life. This 5-hour course provides complete first aid and safety skills, equipping individuals to recognize and provide basic first aid care for injuries and sudden illnesses.

Zumba® puts the fun in fitness! Exciting music from around the world will get you moving and sweating using easy to follow dance moves. Zumba® requires no dance experience and is open to all fitness levels making it fun for everybody and every body! Come ready to sweat, smile, and focus on having fun.

This class is designed for students with advanced knowledge. Workshop format. Each week students will bring finished bonsai. Instructor will critique and advise on care and maintenance tasks.

Instructional class includes basic skills, styles of Bonsai, plant selection, trimming and shaping, wiring, planting, fertilizing, and watering.

Do you want learn how to teach yourself guitar? Don’t know where to start? Whether you are just beginning or already have some skills, this course will show you how. Tuning, proper ergonomics, right-hand picking and fingerstyle, left-hand techniques, rhythm, chords, and scales will all be explored. No matter what kind of music you like, the course will provide the tools to teach yourself for years to come.

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