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CREATIVITY

Beaded Jewelry Making

Participants in Jan’s hands-on class will learn basic jewelry making techniques. No special jewelry skills are necessary. It is Fun, Rewarding, and very Creative! Learn a new skill and make a special necklace and earrings for yourself or to give as a gift. Instructor: Jan Hasenjager.

394974A Thu 6:00-8:00P 4/19 1 Session $18M/$20R/$24NR

394974B Thu 10:00A-12:00P 5/10 1 Session $18M/$20R/$24NR

 

Collage & Painting

Learn to make your own unique, mixed media works of art. By collaging together papers you’ve painted, you will create beautiful pieces that you will enjoy. For all ability levels.

Instructor: Jeff Poole. No Class 7/10

394984A Tue 10:00A-12:00P 4/3-5/22 8 Sessions $80M/$90R/$95NR

391984A Tue 10:00A-12:00P 6/12-7/31 7 Sessions $70M/$80R/$85NR

 

Chinese Watercolor

Learn to paint and appreciate Chinese Paintings. This class will teach you how to mix colors and create elegant paintings with simple brush strokes. You will learn to sign your name in Chinese calligraphy. Individual instructions will be taught according to the experience and skills of the students. Advanced students may learn to create special effects for backgrounds to enhance paintings. Instructor: Pui Yee Law.

394978A Thu 1:00-3:00P 4/12 -5/31 8 Sessions $72M/$82R/$87NR

 

Vive’ La France: A Culinary Journey through France

Join Madame Machelle for an enjoyable time cooking, eating and speaking French while you learn about the cuisine of France. Students will be introduced to basic French language in a “café” setting. During each session we will explore a different region of the country and prepare a local specialty to be shared. The class will include hands-on participation. Please be aware that the cooking projects will not be allergy-sensitive. Students are urged to bring an apron and/or wear casual clothes for cooking.

There will be a $25 materials fee payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

Instructor: Machelle Rosenlieb.

394906A Thu 12:30 - 2:30P 4/26 -6/7 7 Sessions $144/$154/$159

 

Learn to Knit

Beginners learn the basics of casting on, knitting, purling, increases, decreases, gauge, yarn and needle selection, and pattern reading at the basic level. Students will learn the techniques to make their own special project. All supplies included. Instructor: Felice Shlizerman.

394994A Tue 4:30-5:30P 4/17-5/1 3 Sessions $39M/$44R/$54NR

394994B Tue 4:30-5:30P 5/15-5/29 3 Sessions $39M/$44R/$54NR

Oil Painting Made Easy

Introduction to oil painting class: Canvas preparation, color composition & color mixing, using a color wheel, brush choices and brush stroke techniques. Develop confidence and your own painting style. Additional supply cost approximately $15 payable at beginning of class. Instructor: Edward Rosado.

No Class 5/28

394988A Mon 12:30-3:00P 5/7-6/18 6 Sessions $65M/$75R/$80NR

 

Safe Boating/Personal Watercraft

Upon completing this 3-day course, the participant will have satisfied CT DEEP’s requirements and be able to subsequently apply for a certificate of Personal Watercraft Operation (the cost to apply is $50 and not included in class fee). Instructor: CT DEEP.

394983A MTW 5:30-8:30P 4/23-4/25 3 Sessions $20 Total Fee

DANCE

Line Dance

Have you ever wanted to learn the latest line dances in order to be better prepared for weddings, parties, dances? This is your chance to learn from one of the best instructors around! Ken, AKA “The Groovemaker”. Prepare yourself for some exciting Boogie and Music. You will learn dances such as the Homey Twist, The Old and New Wobble, Step ToThe Name Of Love, Biker Shuffle, Latin Steppin, Uptown New York Slide, Feel So Right, Two By Four, Swoop, and many more! Instructor: Ken Finley

All you need to do is call The Elmwood Senior Center 860-561-8180 if you are interested in this new class.

Free Demo Tuesday, May 15, 9:45A

 

Zumba Lovers

Do you love Zumba? Join Carmen Sarmiento, Zumba lover and instructor, to dance the night away. Carmen has an amazing success story about how Zumba has helped her lose weight and feel healthier than ever before. Instructor: Carmen Sarmiento.

394931A Thu 6:00-7:00P 4/5-6/28 Ongoing Drop in Fee $5 per class

391931A Thu 6:00-7:00P 7/5-8/30 Ongoing Drop in Fee $5 per class

 

Silver Sneakers - Zumba Gold®

There are no requirements other than enjoying music and wanting to have fun. Zumba Gold® is done at a lower intensity than Zumba, not quite as fast, but is certainly as much fun! Class is free to Silver Sneakers participants but you must register in advance. Instructor: Wendy LeClerc. No Class: 7/4

394929A Wed 11:00A-11:45A 4/4-6/6 10 Sessions $30M/$40R/$45NR

391929A Wed 11:00A-11:45A 6/13-8/22 10 Sessions $30M/$40R/$45NR

FITNESS

 Beginner Barre

Perhaps you have waited to try this exercise craze. Without incurring a big commitment or feeling intimidated at a studio, this is your chance to join in on the Fun! This class, which uses the ballet barre, is designed to build muscle endurance and create better balance in the whole body. Barre is safe for all body types and abilities. No dance background is necessary. Bring a mat and water bottle.  Instructor: Helene Korchin.

394914A Wed 6:00-7:00P 4/11-6/13 10 Sessions $75M/$85R/$95NR

391914A Wed 6:00-7:00P 7/11-8/29 8 Sessions $56M/$66R/$76NR

 

Pilates

Pilates improves flexibility, posture and abdominal strength. Additionally, Pilates decreases back, neck, and joint pain. This class is for all fitness levels. Beginners must attend the first session. Please bring your own mat. Instructor: Helene Korchin. No Class: 5/28

394945A Mon 6:00-7:00P 4/9-6/18 10 Sessions $75M/$85R/$95NR

391945A Mon 6:00-7:00P 6/25-8/20 8 Sessions $56M/$66R/$76NR

  

Total Body Fitness Video

This class is designed specifically for those over 60, focusing on all areas of the body, head to toe, to promote flexibility, limberness and attain maximum benefits. Video only. No Class: 5/28

394901A MWF 9:00-10:00A 4/2-6/22 35 Sessions $15 for all

391901A MWF 9:00-10:00A 7/9-8/31 24 Sessions $15 for all

  

Toning & Strength

Strength training is the only type of exercise that can slow and even reverse the decline in muscle mass, bone density and strength. Strength training can also delay the onset of osteoporosis, lower blood pressure and even reduce cholesterol levels. Instructor: Wendy LeClerc. No Class: 5/28, 7/4

(3 Day)

394949A MWF 9:00-10:00A 4/4-5/11 17 Sessions $102M/$112R/$117NR

394949B MWF 9:00-10:00A 5/14-6/22 17 Sessions $102M/$112R/$117NR

391949A MWF 9:00-10:00A 6/25-7/27 14 Sessions $84M/$94R/$99NR

391949B MWF 9:00-10:00A 7/30-8/31 15 Sessions $90M/$100R/$105NR

(Choose 2)

394916A MWF 9:00-10:00A 4/4-5/11 12 Sessions $72M/$82R/$87NR

394916B MWF 9:00-10:00A 5/14-6/22 12 Sessions $72M/$82R/$87NR

391916A MWF 9:00-10:00A 6/25-7/27 10 Sessions $60M/$70R/$75NR

391916B MWF 9:00-10:00A 7/30-8/31 10 Sessions $60M/$70R/$75NR

(2 Day)

394941A MW 10:00-11:00A 4/4-5/9 11 Sessions $66M/$76R/$81NR

394941B MW 10:00-11:00A 5/14-6/20 11 Sessions $66M/$76R/$81NR

391941A MW 10:00-11:00A 6/25-7/25 9 Sessions $54M/$64R/$69NR

391941B MW 10:00-11:00A 7/30-8/29 10 Sessions $60M/$70R/$75NR

 

MARTIAL ARTS

Qigong

Involves the regulation of three (3) mutually dependent basic processes: 1. Regulation of Posture; 2. Regulation of Respiration and 3. Regulation of the Mind. Additionally, the practice of Qigong helps restore vitality, conserve energy. Instructor: Hoa Nguyen.

394955A Tue 12:30-1:30P 4/10-5/29 8 Sessions $48M/$58R/$63NR

391955A Tue 12:30-1:30P 6/12-7/31 8 Sessions $48M/$58R/$63NR

  

Qigong-Beginner

394965A Tue 6:30-7:30P 4/17-6/5 8 Sessions $56M/$66R/$76NR

391965A Tue 6:30-7:30P 6/19-8/7 8 Sessions $56M/$66R/$76NR

 

Tai Chi

Enjoy the relaxing, graceful movements of Tai Chi while improving your balance, strength and mobility. This is a wonderful exercise for men and women of all ages and physical abilities. Instructor: Faith Geist.

 

Beginner

394912A Fri 10:30-11:30A 4/6-6/8 10 Sessions $50M/$60R/$65NR

391912A Fri 10:30-11:30A 7/6-8/17 7 Sessions $35M/$45R/$50NR

 Intermediate

394913A Fri 9:30-10:30A 4/6-6/8 10 Sessions $50M/$60R/$65NR

391913A Fri 9:30-10:30A 7/6-8/17 7 Sessions $35M/$45R/$50NR

 

Tai Chi Foundations

Learn the basic techniques and methods to achieve a solid foundation of Tai Chi practice. Deepen your understanding of this martial art and learn more about its origins in this informative and interactive foundations class. Instructor: Hoa Nguyen.

394997A Thu 12:30-1:30P 3/15-5/3 8 Sessions $40M/$50R/$55NR

391997A Thu 12:30-1:30P 6/7-7/26 8 Sessions $40M/$50R/$55NR

 

MUSIC

Group Guitar Lessons

These Beginner group guitar lessons will guide you step by step into learning chords and even some beginner songs. Participants must have their own guitar. Chris Farnham has been teaching Guitar, Bass, and Piano for over 15 years and is a Hartt School of Music Graduate. Instructor: Chris Farnham.

394927A Thu 11:00A-12:00P 4/26-5/31 6 Sessions $85M/$95R/$100NR

391927A Thu 11:00A-12:00P 6/21-7/26 6 Sessions $85M/$95R/$100NR

 

Opera Adventures

Explore the Operas of Rossini, Part 1

Rossini, the well-known author of “The Barber of Seville,” wrote 38 operas in total. Opera enthusiast Mike Cascia will explore some of Rossini’s other popular and beautiful operas of the early1800’s. Rossini’s unknown operas contain some of his most beautiful music. If you enjoy opera or would like to learn more about it, then this course is for you! In addition, Mr. Cascia will explain opera basics for better understanding of the exciting world of opera. Instructor: Mike Cascia No class 5/9, 5/16

394953A Wed 1:00-3:00P 4/11-6/13 8 Sessions $18M/$20R/$22NR

 

Piano with Jane

Experience a student-friendly approach with our long-established teacher and musician. Private lessons are offered every half hour in our music room. Participants must have a full-sized piano upon which to practice. Instructor: Jane Hupfer. No Class: 5/28

394936A Wed 9:00-11:30A 4/11-5/16 6 Sessions $96M/$106R/$111NR

391936A Wed By appoint. 5/23-6/27 6 Sessions $96M/$106R/$111NRW

WELLNESS

 

Arthritis Exercise & Relaxation

Gentle stretching exercises to improve range of motion, joint flexibility, muscle strength, endurance and coordination are led by a physical therapist or certified athletic trainer. Instructor: Brian Elliot.  No Class: 7/10, 8/7

394902A Tue 9:00-10:00A 4/10-6/12 10 Sessions $50M/$60R/$65NR

391902A Tue 9:00-10:00A 7/3-8/28 6 Sessions $30M/$40R/$45NR

 

Brain Games

Entertaining, interactive group activities such as: word games, riddles and visual puzzles. BRAIN GAMES can increase cognitive awareness and logical reasoning, as well as enhance memory. Instructor: Joel Huntington. No Class:5/28

394934A Mon 10:00-11:00A 4/9-6/18 10 Sessions $18M/$20R/$22NR

391934A Mon 10:00-11:00A 7/2-8/20 9 Sessions $16M/$18R/$20NR

 

Silver Sneakers – Balance & Strengthening

This class was designed to strengthen the muscles that help us balance, strengthen the response from the body when off-balance, and to maximize independence doing everyday tasks where balance is required or challenged. The class includes a warm up, exercises that strengthen the muscles that support balance, positional poses that practice static balance, and movement patterns that practice dynamic balance. Class is free to Silver Sneakers participants but you must register in advance. Instructor: Cindy Guimond

394933A Tues 11:00A-11:45A 4/3-6/5 10 sessions $30M/$40R/$45NR

394933B Thur 11:00A-11:45A 4/5-6/7 10 sessions $30M/$40R/$45NR

391933A Tues 11:00A-11:45A 6/26-8/21 10 sessions $30M/$40R/$45NR

391933B Thur 11:00A-11:45A 6/28-8/23 10 sessions $30M/$40R/$45NR

 

Yoga Mindfulness Meditation

Enhances flexibility, strength, coordination and poise. Additionally, did you know that yoga improves your quality of sleep. Breathing and meditation techniques help you revitalize and calm your mind and body. Instructor: Janet Conley.

394909A Fri 10:00-11:00A 4/13-5/18 6 Sessions $36M/$41R/$43NR

391909A Fri 10:00-11:00A 6/15-7/27 6 Sessions $36M/$41R/$43NR

 

DOTY AQUATIC CENTER CLASSES

Located at Avery Heights

705 New Britain Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106

860-953-1201, ext. 451

Water classes are held at Avery Heights Doty Aquatic Center.

Register at Elmwood Senior Center.

 

AQUACISE

No swimming skills required. Emphasizes stretching, toning and cardio exercise. This class will improve your energy and fitness levels with no impact on your joints. Instructor: Avery Heights Staff.

393925B MW 2:00-2:45P 2/26-4/18 16 Sessions $56 Sr. Center Members Only

394925A MW 2:00-2:45P 4/23-6/18 16 Sessions $56 Sr. Center Members Only

391925A MW 2:00-2:45P 6/20-8/15 16 Sessions $56 Sr. Center Members Only

 

WATER WALKING/WATER ARTHRITIS

No swimming skills required. Gentle on the joints while helping you get in shape. Participants gain increased range of motion in stiff, sore joints while protecting joints from weight-bearing impacts. Instructor: Avery Heights Staff.

393926A T/TH 1:00-1:45P 2/20-4/12 16 Sessions $56 Sr. Center Members Only

394926A T/TH 1:00-1:45P 4/17-6/7 16 Sessions $56 Sr. Center Members Only

391926A T/TH 1:00-1:45P 6/12-8/2 16 Sessions $56 Sr. Center Members Only

 

ADULT SWIM LESSONS

This class will help older adult students get comfortable in the water while learning basic swimming skills and strokes. It’s never too late to learn! (Limited space/6 students max/3 minimum). Instructor: Avery Heights Staff.

393930B Fri 12:00-12:45P 3/9-4/27 8 Sessions $64 Sr. Center Members Only

394930A Fri 12:00-12:45P 5/4-6/22 8 Sessions $64 Sr. Center Members Only

391930A Fri 12:00-12:45P 6/29-8/17 8 Sessions $64 Sr. Center Members Only

 

This program is only for Senior Center Members! Sign up in the Elmwood Senior Center Office. Health and waiver forms are filled out at Avery Pool the first day of class for new participants taking water classes. Go to the reception desk at Avery