If you’re looking for a way to improve flexibility and balance, and reduce stress in your life, come discover Tai Chi. Originally developed for self-defense, Tai Chi has evolved into a graceful form of exercise that’s excellent for stress reduction, fall prevention and mitigating a variety of health conditions, including arthritis. Often described as meditation in motion, Tai Chi promotes serenity and health through gentle, flowing movements.

Photos and videos contain some of our most precious memories, and you can use your iPhone and Apple’s Photos app to organize them, edit them just the way you want, and easily share them with others.

Even if you haven’t been working from home this past year, you’ve probably heard about Zoom. The video conferencing app is a great way for people to get together and stay connected during these challenging times.

Join us virtually for a six-week class session on health and wellness for active agers. Learn tools to help boost the immune system and move optimally for longevity. We will cover topics including injury prevention, improving strength and mobility, improving sleep, reducing stress and building better habits.

All About Water - This class will focus on learning to paint water and capture its movement and color in streams, rivers, lakes and seascape/waves. Paint along with our in-class demos that show you the techniques and styles for painting water features.

Your iPhone and Apple Watch are a great pair of tools for monitoring your health and keeping you motivated to stay healthy.

This session will focus on painting skies, clouds, trees, rocks and landscape elements; you’ll have a complete landscape painting by the end of the last class session! Paint along with in-class video demos that show the techniques and styles for painting different landscape elements.

Think of iCloud as the glue that holds all your Apple devices together, syncing information like contacts between all your devices. iCloud also lets you share photos, documents, and calendars with other iCloud users.

No experience necessary.  Title companies and lenders rely on mobile loan signing agents to facilitate obtaining signatures on real estate purchases and loan documents.  Loan signing agents generally make $75-$150 per loan signing and due to low interest rates, there is currently a high demand for loan signing agents.  There is no time commitment, you can accept loan signing appointments only when convenient for you! Work as little or as much as you want. The course provides the professional training you need to successfully guide signers through signing their loan documents. It’s not hard and you don’t need experience with loans or real estate.  The instructor will explain the easy process for becoming certified as a loan signing agent and the associated costs, including insurance, supplies, and an added background check.  To be a loan signing agent, you must be a Notary Public.  If you have taken the Notary Public course and are awaiting your commission, take this class now and be ready to go as soon as you receive your commission.  This is a live online class with lots of opportunities to ask questions.  You will be contacted prior to the course to obtain the $40 course materials fee, and we will mail you the materials you will need for the class.

This half-day 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.  This half-day course will prepare you for the state notary exam.  This is a live online course  with plenty of interaction with the instructor and lots of opportunity to ask questions.  Instructor will provide instructions for registering for the state notary exam, which is held periodically in So. San Francisco and San Jose.   Instructor will contact you for payment of $35 materials fee in advance of the course and will mail you the materials you will need for the class.  Per State law, late arrivals will not be permitted in class.

Start your own business or add to your current business working as a notary public.  As a commissioned public servant, notaries serve a vital role in protecting the integrity of important documents.  This one-day state approved course will teach you everything you need to know to be a successful Notary Public. The instructor will also explain the steps to become a notary public and the associated costs, including insurance, supplies, and a required background check. This is a live online course with plenty of interaction with the instructor and lots of opportunity to ask questions.   Instructor will also provide instructions for registering for the state notary exam which is offered periodically in So. San Francisco and San Jose.  You will be contacted for payment of $35 materials fee in advance of the course and we will mail you the materials you will need for the class.  Per State law, late arrivals will not be permitted in class.

Let your creativity flow! This class is for beginning watercolor students. In just four short sessions, you’ll learn the fundamentals of playing and exploring with watercolors. You’ll learn all about paint/water ratios, how to mix paint, basic color theory, and blending, glazing, and negative painting techniques to add depth to your art.

Parents of children with developmental disabilities and/or special needs often have questions about the rights of their children such as: Am I legally able to make medical decisions for my child after age 18? What does it mean to have my child “conserved” and under what circumstances would this be an option? What impact would receiving an inheritance have on my child’s ability to receive government benefits like SSI or Medi-Cal? What is a special needs trust and should I consider one for my child?

There are no in-person First Aid/CPR courses being offered at Castro Valley Adult & Career Education this Winter/Spring. To find an course near you, please go to Red Cross.org 

Beyond the beginner level? Join us and continue developing your conversation skills. You will improve your listening and speaking skills. You will have fun engaging and collaborating with peers, and will learn to communicate in many situations, using present, past and future tenses.

This year detox is more important than ever. Just by living in an urban environment and participating in a modern lifestyle we routinely accumulate a burden of toxins in our bodies that need to be cleared. To add insult to injury, this year we have all been exposed to prolonged smoke, including the combustion byproducts of burning vehicles, appliances, and building materials, oh my!

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 wellbalanced body you’ve been looking for!

In this course, students will continue with the beginning fundamentals of the Spanish language, including pronunciation, and basic vocabulary and grammar. Emphasis will be placed on simple conversational situations.

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.

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.

Would you like to know how to save income, property, and estate taxes for your heirs or how best to have your beneficiaries receive their inheritance? Are you uncertain about how to plan your estate? Do you wonder how the new tax laws impact your estate planning? Do you wonder whether you need a trust or who to put in charge of your estate? This course is intended to help you answer these important questions.

This class is for students who have already taken the Basic Italian class or its equivalent, or have instructor approval. If you have no experience with Italian, please register for Basic Italian in the Winter quarter. This course focuses on developing conversation skills at a beginner level, for students who already have a basic knowledge of the fundamentals of the language.

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