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525 San Anselmo Avenue
San Anselmo, CA 94960
Ph: (415) 258-4600
Fx: (415) 459-2477
Adult Classes
Healthy Lifestyles
KAYAKING  
Instructor, Stacked Adventures

Four separate trips to sign up for.  Pre-registration required! Register online.

  • Kayak and Dine  
  • Sunset/ Moonlight Kayaking Tour
  • Family Kayaking
  • Kayaking for Boomers
  
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Tai Chi with Patrick Johnson

Instructor, Patrick Johnson

 This is a great class for beginners!
Relax and strengthen your body and mind. Uplift your spirits as you become more grounded and balanced. Enjoy peace of mind in daily living as you practice the Taoist principals of Tai Chi with Patrick. Patrick Johnson began intensive study with Master Lui in 1979 and has been teaching in Marin since 1985.
Location: Robson Harrington House, 237 Crescent Road, SA


Tuesdays
Beginners 6:30-7:30 pm
Intermediate / Advanced 7:30-8:30 pm

Drop-in $15.
NOTE: $10 off 2nd class in session


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Hiking

Hiking Adventures
 and Yoga Adventures

Instructor, Donna Simonsen

Explore some of the many magnificent trails of Marin on moderately challenging 4 to 6 mile hikes with other women from other Marin County recreation departments! This is a good class to meet others who like to walk and make new friends! Different hikes each week, you’re sure to discover an area of Marin you never seen before. Participants need to be in good health and able to hike at a twenty-five minute mile pace.
Location: Trailheads. Directions given after registration. 

Fridays 9:30-12:00 pm 


Leisure Walks
Instructor, Donna Simonsen

Do you find the rugged trails of Marin too challenging? Join us for easy and fun walks in the flat lands and gentle slops of Marin. We'll take time to do bird watching, admire the wild flowers and meditate on the beautiful scenery around us. This is a great opportunity to adventure outside, meet new people and enjoy the magic of nature. Length of walk is approximately 2 miles. Classes are coed. Enrollment is limited!
Location: Trailheads. Directions given after registration. 

Drop-ins are welcome, but must register in the recreation office.
Fridays 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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IPAD / IPHONE 1: GETTING TO KNOW YOUR DEVICE
Instructor, Technology 4 Life 

Congratulations, you finally got your very own iPhone or iPad! There is only one problem, you have no idea how to use it! In this personalized, two week course, you'll be guided through how to make calls, send emails, send texts, download music and add applications. A course for those new to the smart phone/wireless device world, each session provides one-on-one help and comes with instructional handouts so you can practice at home. Don't let that amazing technology sit in its box any longer! (For Apple devices only)

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IPAD / iPHONE 2: ESSENTIAL APPS
Instructor, Technology 4 Life
      
Need a refresher class for using your iPhone or iPad? Are you using the latest iOS 8.0? This course will review some of the basics of using your device. We will show you how to get the most out of your built-in apps including Photo editing, iCloud, Calendar, Siri, E-mail, Texting, Facetime, iHealth, Maps/GPS, and more! 

In this two week course, you will practice using these essential applications included with your iPad/iPhone. We will show you how to find out what version of the device you are using and when/how to upgrade. We’ll introduce the steps to find and install new apps, and show you how to update, delete and organize your apps for easy access.

If you understand the basics of your device and are ready to see what else it can do, this is the course for you! A perfect sequel to the 'Getting To Know Your Device' class. Don't forget to charge-up and bring your device, your Apple ID and password to class.  

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Art Classes
OIL PAINTING WITH SHERRILL MILLER

Keep on painting ll   
Instructor: Sherrill Miller

Has it been awhile since you picked up the brush? Having re-discovered art in mid-life, I appreciate the desire to get the creative juices flowing again. Oil and acrylic painters who want to continue, improve, widen their skills are welcome. There will be both demos and class painting of still lifes and landscapes. There will be lots of individual attention. Students may bring in their own inspirations as well. Students to supply their own materials (a list is also provided). Check out the instructors website: Sherrillmiller.com  This class has changed to a 7-week class.
Location: San Anselmo Recreation, VISTA Room 
    
Tuesdays  9:30 pm - 12:00 pm
 

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Advance oil painting lll
Instructor: Sherrill Miller

This is the advance level class for those who have taken classes from Sherrill Miller before or have her approval.
Location: San Anselmo Recreation, VISTA Room 
 
Tuesdays  12:30 pm - 3:00 pm 

Check the 'Adult Activities' section of our Recreation Guide for more information and class dates.

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BASKET MAKING CLASSES
Instructor: Emily Dvorin 

This series of classes are offered twice a year, in the spring and in the fall. You may sign up for the class or for the series of classes.

Beginners welcome! Materials included! LOTS OF FUN!
10am to 4pm.
Bring: scissors, note pad, pencil, and a bag lunch.
Location: Studio #205, ICB Building, 480 Gate Five Rd., Sausalito

NATURAL BASKETRY 
See what Mother Nature has to offer! Incorporate her twigs, vines, leaves, bark, fronds and sheaths to construct a contemporary container using highly original, sculptural layering and embellishing. Tips on choosing, preparing and using found natural ingredients is part of the class. No art experience necessary!

TWINED AND PLAITED 
Weaving, criss-cross, over and under! Explore one of the oldest traditional forms of woven basketry. Develop simple and fast techniques for a variety of weaves, enjoy the process and go home with a completed basket. You will receive personalized instruction and satisfying results.

COILED BASKETRY 
Relaxing, ongoing, spiraling! Learn to form a strong and beautiful basket by wrapping and stitching around a foundation core, connecting in a spiral. Experiment with shape, color, pattern and a variety of stitches. Very individualized instruction. Traditional techniques with a modern approach.

RANDON WEAVE 
Transform modern, urban, ordinary materials into an extraordinary, free-form vessel. No experience needed! Play with fun materials using this unconstrained basketry technique.

WACKY BASKETRY 
GET WACKY, BE SILLY, EXPRESS YOURSELF! Bring recycled plastic, wire, rags, crazy stuff and collected junk. Enjoy an unpredictable class. Stretch your imagination while creating a free-form vessel. Beginners Encouraged. Bring: strong scissors! 


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Educational Classes 

RAISING A SANE AND SUCCESSFUL TEEN  NEW!!

Instructor: Mary Ann Maggiore

Guiding a young person into adulthood can be daunting.  And it can be a lot of fun, too.  If you would like to learn how to better relate to your son or daughter or grandchild, then come join us!  This workshop will be an evening of hands on exercises and games that will show five ways to change the way to see and interact with anyone you know from 13 to ‘way into their 20’s. We will explore real life problems and create real life solutions.

Mary Ann Maggiore, M Div. has spent the last 12 years helping dozens of families launch their young people into adulthood.  The US President, the CA State Senate and the City of San Francisco have all honored her programs.  She is the author of the book “Raising a Sane and Successful Teen. “ Mary Ann also writes the popular “Nona Knows Best,” feature of the Whistlestop news in Pacific Sun.  Mary Ann specializes in easy, creative ways to see your child through the teen years and into adulthood safely, happily and sensibly. And enjoy your own life, in the process.

Location: Robson Harrington House, 237 Crescent Road, SA

Three 2-hour workshops available.

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MAH JONGG

Instructor: Caine Starelli

Get the gray cells of the brain activated by learning Mah Jongg! Classes will begin by learning to play by the "Chinese Rules," then progress to the "American" version
 
We will be learning the Official Standard Hands and Rules of National Mah Jongg League, Inc. You will be having fun, as this entertaining and challenging game.
Caine Starelli has spent a lot of time in classrooms, teaching a variety of skills.

Passing along Mah Jongg skill, has been delightful. This game was popular in the 30's and its recent "comeback," is like "bringing history alive"!

Let's have fun together!
 

Material Fee: $10 Please bring to first meeting and give to instructor. 


Location: San Anselmo Recreation, VISTA Room 

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