LIFE LONG LEARNING PROGRAM
for Adults 55 and Older

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Note that there is a $35 per class per semester registration fee.
Schedules subject to change. Call or visit the location to verify.
NOTE: Class start/end dates are the same as BAS on-campus classes

Key to Locations in Class Listings (all in Berkeley)
BAS
Berkeley Adult School
1701 San Pablo Ave • (510) 644-6130

J-SEI
Japanese American Services/East Bay
1710 Carleton Street • (510) 883-1106

JCC
Jewish Community Center/East Bay
1414 Walnut Street • (510) 848-0237
NBSC
North Berkeley Senior Center
1901 Hearst Street • (510) 981-5190

SBSC
South Berkeley Senior Center
2939 Ellis Street • (510) 981-5170

SCL
Strawberry Creek Lodge
1329 Addison Street • (510) 841-8330

AMERICAN WILDLIFE & ECOLOGY - Pierce
A survey of American natural history and geography from Native American timesnto the present and the growth of conservation movements and ideas responding to the 20th century ecological crisis of resources. Taught with films, readings, speakers and lectures.
08-660-122
NBSC
10:00am-12:00pm
Th

ART OF MEDIEVAL EUROPE & ISLAM - Pierce
The art and cultural traditions of Medieval Europe and Islam, from late Roman times to the early Renaissance. Lectures, films, readings and museum outings
08-111-142
NBSC
2:00-4:00pm
Th

ARTHRITIS RELIEF - Aronov
Chair class. Easy movement, self-massage and acupressure.
08-491-122
NBSC
10:30am-12:00pm
Tu

CERAMICS - Muennig / Watkins
Will acquaint the student with hand-building techniques and decorating low-fire clay in terms of the practical and the aesthetic. Class open to beginners as well as advanced students. Variable materials fee based on projects.
08-140-112
SBSC - Muennig
1:00-4:00pm
M
08-140-232
NBSC - Watkins
9:30am-12:30pm
W
08-140-332
SBSC - Meunnig
1:00-4:00pm
W

COMPUTER WORKSHOP - Quiñones / Rose
Digital literacy - Instruction in basic computer operations. Ongoing support for projects and troubleshooting. All levels.
08-310-102
SBSC - Quiñones
9:00-11:30am
M
08-310-202
NBSC - Rose
1:30-3:30pm
W

CRITICAL VIEWING - Porter
A broad-based Media Studies class focused on examining the relationships between Theatrical-run, Broadcast/Cable and Web-based productions.
08-710-112
JCC
1:15-3:15pm
M

CURRENT EVENTS - Porter
This is a discussion group aimed at keeping all involved on top of the current "hot-button" issues.
08-600-242
JCC
1:00-3:00pm
Th

DRAWING - Sturm
An introduction to drawing which focuses on portraiture and "drawing from observation." Special attention given to developing the means for self-expression. Materials include pencils, pens, and charcoal. Bring paper and pencil to first day of class. No experience necessary.
08-821-111
NBSC
1:00-4:00pm
Th

DRAWING - Muennig
The class will cover proportion, composition, perspective, foreshortening, shadow, and highlight. Class focus is helping you develop a personal style. No experience necessary.
08-821-212
SBSC
1:00-4:00pm
F

FELDENKRAIS - Hetherington
Gentle, slow-moving class done lying on mats. Increased awareness leads to easier, more comfortable and pleasurable movement. Mats provided.
08-440-132
JCC - Int class
10:15-11:30am
W
08-440-232
JCC - Beg class
11:30am-12:30pm
W

FILM - Hewitt / Porter
Discussion and critical viewing of films from a wide range of style, genre and period.
08-725-222
SCL - Hewitt
7:00-10:00pm
Tu
08-700-232
JCC - Porter
7:00-10:00pm
W

FUN, FITNESS & DANCE - Puro
Full body workout: flexibility & stretching exercises, aerobic activity, strength training, and balance work.
08-475-142
JCC
9:00-11:00am
Th

HISTORY BY HOLLYWOOD - Pierce
Social and political history as interpreted by Hollywood - from Birth of a Nation and Dr. Strangelove to Paths of Glory; from Judgement at Nuremberg to Citizen Kane. Commentary and analysis by instructor.
08-851-132
NBSC
2:00-4:00pm
W

IYENGAR YOGA - Grevemeyer / Weinstein
The major poses, modified for the abilities of seniors, breathing techniques, relaxation with meditation features.
08-481-122
NBSC - Grevemeyer
9:45-11:45am
Tu
08-481-252
NBSC - Weinstein
9:45-11:45am
F

LATIN AEROBICS - Chun/Staff
Stretch and strengthening exercises followed by learning Latin dances.
08-429-2
J-SEI
9:00-11:00am
W

MATURE DRIVERS CLASS - Taylor
Drivers 55 and over. Reduce auto insurance premium by completing the 8 hour course. Covers California traffic laws, defensive driving techniques. Certficate good for three years. Fee includes certificate. Must sign up in person in the Main Office at BAS. Class is in Room 209 at BAS.
08-001-122
Mature Driver
1:00-5:00pm (02/16 & 02/23)
Tu
08-001-222
Mature Driver
1:00-5:00pm (05/17 & 05/24)
Tu

MINDFULNESS MEDITATION - D. Davis
Explore meditation through simple practices and shared insights. All are welcome whether or not you have had prior meditation experience. Resources will include the writing of Jack Kornfield, Sharon Salzberg, Stephen Levine, and many others. Students say this class has changed their lives.
08-878-082
NBSC
1:00-3:00pm
Tu

MOVING QI - K. Davis
Traditional Asian methods of acupressure and movement for balancing energy and promoting physical and emotional vitality.
08-410-122
J-SEI
9:15-11:15am
Tu
08-410-222
JCC
11:45am-1:45pm
Tu
08-410-322
JCC
12:30-2:00pm
W

MUSIC OF THE 20TH CENTURY, FROM STRAVINSKY TO GLASS - Pierce
The class presents the revolutionary currents of 20th century classical music from Stravinsky and Gershwin to Britten, Bartok and Glass, with recordings and films.
08-155-122
NBSC
2:00-4:00pm
Tu

PARKINSON'S DISEASE MOVEMENT - Hetherington
Based on John Argue's Parkinson's and the Art of Movement, this class is designed to help with balance, flexibility and improved mobility.
08-493-142
NBSC
10:00-11:30am
Th

POETRY WORKSHOP - D. Davis
A safe place in which to write and share your work. Topics and exercises to help you write with skill and spontaneity. All skill levels are welcome
08-235-142
NBSC
9:00am-12:00pm
Th

SHORT STORIES & ESSAYS - Porter
Reading and discussion of contemporary short-short stories and essays. Become a more exacting reader.
08-241-142
JCC
11:00am-12:00pm
Th

SPANISH CONVERSATION & CULTURE - Sturm
Learn to speak Spanish with exercises, songs, and new vocabulary and grammar. For those with some exposure to Spanish. Improve Spanish skills by discussing food, culture, music and current events. Class conducted in Spanish.
08-900-192
NBSC
12:00-3:00pm
W

TAI-CHI - Staff
A physical and meditative approach to well-being attained by a series of simple, quiet and relaxed body movements.!
08-415-112
J-SEI
10:00-11:30am
M
08-415-232
SBSC
10:00-11:30am
W

UKULELE & SINGING - Chun/Staff
Learn to play and accompany yourself while singing.
08-422-142
SBSC
12:30-2:30pm
Th

WAKE UP YOUR MEMORY! - D. Davis
Activate and develop your memory with visual, vocal, auditory and kinesthetic techniques. Students are amazed to discover how well their memories work. Must be willing to play!
08-551-232
BAS Room 208
9:00-11:00am
Tu
05-551-002
Ed Roberts Campus*
10:00am-12:00pm
F
*3075 Adeline St., Berkeley

WORLD AFFAIRS - Pierce
A discussion of political, economic and social issues, movements and events in contemporary America, Asia and Europe. Taught with lectures, films, speakers and readings.
08-600-342
World Affairs
10:00am-12:00pm
Th

YOGA - Okazaki
Exercises to stretch and strengthen muscles and joints to help with flexibility, strength, and relaxation. Bring your own mat.
08-480-282
J-SEI
9:30-11:30am
Th