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News - August 6, 2010

Business & Technology

Mountain View-Los Altos Adult School

333 Moffett Blvd.

Mountain View

940-1333

www.mvlaae.net

The MV-LA Adult School has a long history and commitment to adult education. Offering: Meet the PC, intro to Windows XP, sending-receiving e-mail, slide-show photo organizer, MS Excel, eBay sales and surfing, resume writing, grant writing and master the interview.

Dance

Mountain View-Los Altos Adult School

333 Moffett Blvd.

Mountain View

940-1333

www.mvlaae.net

The MV-LA Adult School offering: Ballet, belly dance, ballroom, Hula and salsa dance.

Western Ballet

914 N. Rengstorff Ave., Unit A

Mountain View

650-968-4455

www.westernballet.org/

info@westernballet.org

Western Ballet has a welcoming, caring place to study ballet. We offer adult classes for absolute beginners to professionals, providing the largest selection of drop-in classes in the San Francisco Peninsula and South Bay. For children through teens preparing for careers in ballet, we have a graded youth program with 13 pre-professional levels. Our highly experienced faculty consists of current and former professional dancers. Cost of a single adult class: $15. For the youth program, see www.westernballet.org for tuition rates.

Handicrafts

Custom Handweavers

2267 Old Middlefield Way

Mountain View

967-0831

www.customhandweavers.com

webemit@sbcglobal.net

Ongoing classes in weaving, spinning, and knitting for beginner and intermediate students. Day and evening sessions. Explore the ancient art of Temari, a Japanese folk art, or learn to weave the Navajo Way. Enhance your lifestyle with an art form almost forgotten. Visit the studio and watch the students work. Call for more information, e-mail or visit the Web site.

Mountain View-Los Altos Adult School

333 Moffett Blvd.

Mountain View

940-1333

www.mvlaae.net Offering: Beading, drawing, ceramics, Japanese flower arranging (Ikebana), knitting and crochet, needle arts, painting (watercolor, oil, acrylic). Older-adult classes (55+, $18).

Health & Fitness

California Yoga Center (Mountain View)

570 Showers Drive, Ste. 5

Mountain View

947-9642

www.californiayoga.com

info@californiayoga.com

The California Yoga Center offers classes for beginning to advanced students. With studios in Mountain View and Palo Alto, classes emphasize individual attention and cultivate strength, flexibility and relaxation. Ongoing yoga classes are scheduled every day and include special classes such as prenatal, back care and pranayama. Weekend workshops explore a variety of yoga-related topics.

Mountain View-Los Altos Adult School

333 Moffett Blvd.

Mountain View

940-1333

www.mvlaae.net

Be fit. Offering: Belly dance, exercise for the older adult, Feldenkrais, hiking, hula, mat Pilates, Qigong, stability ball, stretch and flex, Tai Chi and yoga. Older-adult classes (55+, $18).

Workout IQ

278 Hope St., Ste. C

Mountain View

814-9615

962-9793

www.workoutiq.com

info@workoutiq.com

Posture 101. Learn how to improve and change your posture. Also: Workout IQ Boot Camp. Small group fitness training where everyone gets a custom workout.

Cost: $275 for six-week Posture class. Boot Camp: $195 per month.

Language

Mountain View-Los Altos Adult School

333 Moffett Blvd.

Mountain View

940-1333

www.mvlaae.net

Learn or practice a language. Offering: Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish. Older-adult classes (55+, $18).

Istituto Educazione Italiana

650-868-5995

www.italybythebay.org

Italian Language for adults in the evening on the campus of Menlo College. Courses in Italian cooking in Redwood City. Workshops in painting Tuscan and Venetian landscapes/cityscapes using acrylics in collaboration with the Pacific Art League (668 Ramona St., Palo Alto). Workshops in Florentine silversmithing at the Allied Arts Guild in Menlo Park. Full fee and schedule information can be found online.

Miscellaneous

Lip reading/managing hearing loss

450 Bryant St

Palo Alto

650-9497-999

foothill.edu

mastmanellen@foothill.edu

Lip reading/managing hearing loss. Classes start quarterly and meet weekly but you can join anytime. Learn ways to cope with hearing loss and improve lip-reading skills. Pay per quarter, register in class. Beginning class meets on Mondays 1:30-2:50 p.m.

Music & Art

Community School of Music and Arts at Finn Center

230 San Antonio Circle

Mountain View

917-6800

917-6813

www.arts4all.org

info@arts4all.org

The Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA) offers classes year-round in music, visual and digital arts for ages 18 months to adult. Vacation and summer camps, one- and two-day arts workshops offered throughout the year. Private music lessons offered, taught by international faculty. Financial assistance available.

Kindermusik with Wendy

Mountain View

968-4733

www.kindermusik.com

wendymusikmom@aol.com

Group music classes for children ages birth to 7 and their caregivers. All classes include singing, instrument play, movement, musical games, and home materials, and aim to develop the whole child through music. Five levels of classes as well as a multi-age class. Cost per class session ranges from $100 to $225 depending on class and session length (8-15 weeks per session).

Midpeninsula Community Media Center

900 San Antonio Road

Palo Alto

494-8686

www.communitymediacenter.net

The Media Center offers classes every month in a wide range of media arts, including publishing media on the Web, pod casting, digital editing, field production, TV studio production, Photoshop for photographers, citizen journalism, and autobiographical digital stories. One-on-one tutoring is also available. Biweekly free orientation sessions and tours. Web site has specific dates, fees, and scholarship information.

Mountain View-Los Altos Adult School

333 Moffett Blvd.

Mountain View

940-1333

www.mvlaae.net

Improve your skills. Offering: Beading, ceramics, chorus, digital photography, drawing, guitar, Ikebana, orchestra and painting (watercolor, oil, acrylic). Older-adult classes (55+, $18).

Private Piano Instruction by Eyesha.

650-224-0150

ainan@stanfordalumni.org

Private piano teacher, with an emphasis in classical music, beginner to intermediate levels. First class is free. Subsequent classes are $50/ hour.

Schools

Community School of Music and Arts at Finn Center

230 San Antonio Circle

Mountain View

917-6800

917-6813

www.arts4all.org

info@arts4all.org

The Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA) offers classes year-round in music, visual and digital arts for ages 18 months to adult. Vacation and summer camps, one- and two-day arts workshops offered throughout the year. Private music lessons offered, taught by international faculty. Financial assistance available.

Mountain View-Los Altos Adult School

333 Moffett Blvd.

Mountain View

940-1333

www.mvlaae.net

Improve your skills. Offering: Arts and crafts, computers, digital-camera techniques, ESL, foreign languages, genealogy, high school programs and GED, memoirs, motorcycle-safety training, music and dance, needlework, orchestra, parent education, physical fitness and vocational education. Older-adult classes (55+, $18).

School for Independent Learners

909 North San Antonio Road

Los Altos

650-941-4350

www.sileducation.com

Private WASC-accredited high-school. One-to-one and small-group instruction. FT and PT enrollment. UC-approved college prep, honors, and AP coursework. Individualized curriculum. Self-paced, and mastery-based: failure is not an option. Also: tutoring, test prep, and college counseling. Open every day, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Start anytime.

St. Joseph Catholic School

1120 Miramonte Ave.

Mountain View

967-1839

www.sjmv.org

St. Joseph Catholic School offers a comprehensive curriculum with an emphasis on religion, language arts, mathematics, social studies and science. In addition to the core curriculum, St. Joseph's also offers a fine arts program, computer instruction and physical education.

Yew Chung International School (YCIS)

310 Easy St.

Mountain View

903-0986

www.ycef.com/sv

YCIS provides multi-cultural and bilingual, English and Mandarin Chinese, education to children from preschool to 5th grade. Yew Chung education aims to liberate the joy of learning within each child. No prior Chinese experience is required.

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