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Classes/WorkshopsVideo Blogging/Podcasting Class
KMVT will hold a class exploring video blogging, netcasting, podcasting, streaming and more -- covering the basics of creating video content and the setup for producing and editing. Oct. 5, 6:30-9:30 p.m. $45. KMVT 15 Silicon Valley Media, 1400 Terra Bella Ave., Suite M, Mountain View.
Photo journalist Neal Menschel will lead a four-week workshop at Little House Activity Center focusing on camera equipment, capturing images, composition, texture and more. Tuesdays, Oct. 6-27, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $138 member; $150 nonmember. Little House Activity Center, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park.
Little House will offer individualized hour-long appointments with a Tech Tutor, a skilled individual who can answer questions, teach skills and help community members feel comfortable with today's technology. Oct. 7, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $5 nonmember; free for members. Little House Activity Center, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park.
The Woodside Fire Protection District will offer its final Community Emergency Response Training class of the year, teaching invaluable skills that will prepare individuals to help their family, neighbors and community in the event of a disaster. Thursdays, Oct. 8-Nov. 14, 6:30-9 p.m. (and one Saturday). $25 deposit. Woodside Fire Station 19, 4091 Jefferson Ave., Woodside.
Classes/Workshops'Safety First: A Reality-Based Approach to Teens and Drugs'
The M-A Parent Education Series will present a talk called "Safety First: A Reality-Based Approach to Teens and Drugs," given by Marsha Rosenbaum, Ph.D., founder of the Safety First drug education project at the Drug Policy Alliance. Oct. 8, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Menlo-Atherton High School, The Center for Performing Arts, Cafe, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton.
Classes/WorkshopsCandle Making: Introduction
In this Palo Alto Adult School class, students will learn the basics of candle-making safety, equipment and materials, as well as different techniques (container candles, rolled beeswax and votives). Visit the website for more info. Oct. 10, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. $45, plus $20 materials fee. Palo Alto High School, Room 1701, 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto.
Classes/WorkshopsStorytelling for Beginners
Led by experienced storyteller and teacher Enid Davis, this series of six classes will teach adults of all ages how to tell well-crafted traditional and personal stories that can be shared with family and the community. Tuesdays, Sept. 8-Oct. 13, 3:30-5 p.m. $60/$70 six classes. Avenidas, Garden Room, 450 Byrant St., Palo Alto.
Classes/WorkshopsWater-Wise Color Palette class
This Bay Area Water Supply & Conservation Agency (BAWSCA) class will suggest ways to add pleasing, year-round color to a home garden with drought-tolerant plants -- including shrubs, grasses, trees and flowers. Oct. 14, 6-8:30 p.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.
Classes/WorkshopsHealth care programs orientation
The Mountain View-Los Altos Adult School will hold a workshop for those interested in health care careers, providing information on the certified nursing assistant and medical assistant paths and the programs offered by the school. Online registration is requested. Oct. 16, 10 a.m.-noon. Free. Mountain View-Los Altos Adult School, 333 Moffett Blvd., Mountain View.
The San Mateo County History Museum will welcome Derrick Kikuchi, who will guide participants through a workshop called "Join the Fold: Exploring Origami and the Art of Paper Folding." Participants will learn about the history of origami and make some origami creations of their own. Oct. 17, 1-4 p.m. $10 member; $15 nonmember. San Mateo County History Museum, 2200 Broadway St., Redwood City.
Classes/WorkshopsDrop-In Bike Clinic
Professional bike mechanic Ryan Murphy will be available at the Dero Fixit station to give advice and help community members work on their bikes. He can assist with changing a tire, adjusting shifting and brakes, identifying mysterious noises and more. All ages are welcome. Oct. 17, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.
Classes/WorkshopsWaste Not: Worm Composting 101
This Common Ground Garden course will inform participants about what vermicomposting is, how to start composting, caring and feeding compost worms, harvesting and using worm castings, and more. Oct. 17, 2-4 p.m. $25. Common Ground Garden, 687 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto.
Classes/WorkshopsCreate a Succulent Wreath at Gamble Garden
Linda Roark, Gamble Garden's succulent expert and artist, will bring back her popular class on making a 10-inch succulent wreath. Provided materials will include a wreath form and plant cuttings to complete it. Oct. 17, 9:30-11:30 a.m. $85 member; $95 nonmember. Gamble Garden, 1431 Waverley St., Palo Alto.
Classes/WorkshopsIntro to Drawing Classes
In this art course, students will work from photos while learning about composition, form, light and shadow, the theory of color, paper and other drawing materials. Techniques to be covered include blending, hatching, burnishing and perspective drawing. Mondays, Sept. 14-Oct. 19, 7-8:30 p.m. $120 member; $130 non-member; $25 drop in; $15 supplies. Little House Activity Center, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park.
Classes/WorkshopsPruning Your Fruit Trees for Bounty
In this class at Common Ground Garden, Tom Cronin will teach the basic techniques of pruning and give an overview of needed tools. The event will include both demonstration and hands-on learning of the pruning process. Oct. 24, 2-4 p.m. $40. Common Ground Garden, 687 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto.
Classes/WorkshopsAlzheimer’s Friendly Business Training
Home Instead Senior Care is offering free trainings for local businesses on how to reduce feelings of isolation among individuals and families dealing with Alzheimer's disease. Visit the website or call for more information. Monday-Friday, Oct. 1-31, 6 a.m.-8 p.m. Free. Home Instead Senior Care, 883 N. Shoreline Blvd., A100, Mountain View.
Classes/WorkshopsBeginning iPad Class
Little House Activity Center will hold a weekly class teaching beginners how to use an iPad. Visit the website for more info. Wednesdays, Oct. 14-Nov. 4, 6:30-7:30 p.m. $52 member; $60 nonmember; $20 drop in. Little House Activity Center, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park.
Classes/WorkshopsNew Line Dancing Classes
These weekly classes at Little House Activity Center will provide instruction in beginning line dancing (6:45-7:30 p.m.), couples line dancing (7:30-8 p.m.) and intermediate line dancing (8-8:45 p.m.). Price packages are available that combine beginning and intermediate classes. Tuesdays, Oct. 6-Nov. 10, 6:45-8:45 p.m. $55 member; $60 nonmember; $15 drop in. Little House Activity Center, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park.
Classes/WorkshopsEnvironmental Volunteers Training
Environmental Volunteers will host training sessions for new volunteers, individuals who want to share their love of science and nature with students from local schools. No prior experience is necessary. RSVP is required. Visit the website for more info. Mondays, Oct. 26-Nov. 30. 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. $75 (scholarships available). EcoCenter, 2650 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto.
Classes/WorkshopsLipreading class at Avenidas
Taught by an experienced audiologist and lipreading instructor, this free Foothill College Community Based Fall Quarter class will offer help to those who have difficulty hearing in noisy environments, group conversations and other situations. Mondays, Sept. 21-Dec. 7, 1:15-2:45 p.m. Free. Avenidas, 425 Bryant St., Palo Alto.
Classes/WorkshopsLipreading class in Menlo Park
Taught by an experienced audiologist and lipreading instructor, this free Foothill College Community Based Fall Quarter class will provide help to those who have difficulty hearing in noisy environments, group conversations and other situations. Tuesdays, Sept. 22-Dec. 8, 9:30-11:15 a.m. Free. Menlo Park Senior Center, 110 Terminal Ave., Menlo Park.
Classes/WorkshopsWrite Your Life Story memoir class
Taught by local author and writer Phyllis Butler, this weekly class held at Deborah's Palm will assist students in discovering their own voice while writing creatively about their lives. Thursdays, Aug. 13-Dec. 17, noon-1 p.m. $50 series of four classes; $15 drop in. Deborah's Palm Women's Center, 555 Lytton Ave., Palo Alto.
Classes/WorkshopsYoga classes at Little House
Little House Activity Center is now offering a variety of weekly yoga classes -- covering Hatha, Chair, Restorative and Kundalini yoga styles -- taught by experienced professional instructors. See website for the full schedule. Wednesday and Thursday, May 1-Dec. 31. $15 Hatha, Chair or Restorative; $8 Kundalini. Little House Activity Center, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park.