LIFE LONG LEARNING PROGRAM
for Adults 55 and Older

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Note that there is now a $35 per class per semester registration fee.
Schedules subject to change. Call or visit the location to verify.

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

ART HISTORY - Pierce
Lecture, discussions, slides, films, books, museum outings about Western Art History.
08-111-141
NBSC
2:00-4:00pm
Th

ARTHRITIS RELIEF - Aronov
Chair class. Easy movement, self-massage and acupressure.
08-491-121
NBSC
10:30am-12:00pm
Tu

BACH, BEETHOVEN, AND BRAHMS: MUSIC HISTORY - Pierce
Non-technical survey of the life, times and music of composers from the Baroque through the Classical and Romantic periods to early 20th century. Taught with the use of films, recordings, concerts and lectures.
08-155-121
NBSC
2:00-4:00pm
Tu

CERAMICS - Muenning / 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.
08-140-111
SBSC
1:00-4:00pm
M
08-140-231
NBSC
9:30am-12:30pm
W
08-140-331
SBSC
1:00-4:00pm
W

COMPUTER WORKSHOP - Quiñones
This class provides self-paced instruction in mastering basic computer operations, using the Internet, word processing, graphics and photos. Ongoing support for projects like flyers, info search, photos, and email.
08-310-11
SBSC
9:00-11:30am
M

CRITICAL VIEWING - Porter
A broad-based Media Studies class focused on examining the relationships between Theatrical-run, Broadcast/Cable and Web-based productions.
08-710-111
JCC
1:15-3:15pm
M

CURRENT EVENTS - Pierce / Porter
This is a discussion group aimed at keeping all involved on top of the current "hot-button" issues. Diverse points of view are encouraged and respected. Explore social, political and economic issues in the news.
08-600-341
NBSC
10:00am-12:00pm
Th
08-600-241
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. 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.
08-821-211
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.
08-440-131
JCC - Int class
10:15-11:30am
W
08-440-231
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.
08-725-221
SCL
7:00-10:00pm
Tu
08-700-231
JCC
7:00-10:00pm
W

FUN, FITNESS & DANCE - Puro
Full body workout: flexibility & stretching exercises, aerobic activity, strength training, and balance work.
08-475-141
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.
08-851-131
NBSC
1:00-3:00pm
W

IYENGAR YOGA - Grevemeyer / Weinstein
The major poses, modified for the abilities of seniors, breathing techniques, relaxation with meditation features.
08-481-121
NBSC
9:45-11:45am
Tu
08-481-251
NBSC
9:45-11:45am
F

LATIN AEROBICS - Chun
Stretch and strengthening exercises followed by learning Latin dances.
08-429-131
J-SEI
9:00-11:00am
W

LIVING PLANET - Pierce
Introduction to the wildlife, biology and ecology of our home planet Earth.
08-660-121
NBSC
10:00am-12:00pm
Tu

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 21 at BAS.
08-001-121
Mature Driver
1:00-5:00pm (9/16 & 9/23)
Tu
08-001-221
Mature Driver
1:00-5:00pm (10/21 & 10/28)
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.
08-878-081
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.
08-410-121
J-SEI
9:15-11:15am
Tu
08-410-221
JCC
11:45am-1:45pm
Tu
08-410-321
JCC
12:30-2:00pm
W

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.
08-493-141
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
08-235-141
NBSC
9:00am-12:00pm
Th

SHORT STORIES & ESSAYS - Porter
Reading and discussion of contemporary short-short stories and essays. Together we learn not only to become more exacting readers, but also to bring to the table the relevant ideas and personal experiences that will shed light on these short works.
08-241-141
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.
08-900-191
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.
08-415-111
J-SEI
10:00-11:30am
M
08-415-231
SBSC
10:00-11:30am
W

TAP DANCE - Chun / Staff
Various levels of tap dance as both aerobic and artistic movement progressing to a student performance.
08-420-141
SBSC
9:00-11:00am
Th
08-420-151
NBSC
9:00-11:00am
F

UKULELE & SINGING - Chun
Learn to play and accompany yourself while singing.
08-422-141
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!
08-551-231
Berkeley Adult School
9:00-11:00am
Tu

YOGA - Okazaki
Exercises to stretch and strengthen muscles and joints to help with flexibility, strength, and relaxation. Bring your own mat.
08-480-281
J-SEI
9:30-11:30am
Th