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Cover to Cover Book Club

December Book Selection: “The Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis”

– by J.D. Vance

Come and join a group of avid readers who love to share their thoughts on the latest books on the 2nd Thursday of each month. The group self-selects the books they wish to discuss.

Thursday, December 14, 2017, 10:30am – 11:30am

FREE to members / $5 non-members

Beginning Spanish Courses – Levels I, II, & III

Learn Spanish in a fun, stress FREE environment. In this introduction to Spanish course, you will learn vocabulary, pronunciation and some basic structures of the language along with the grammar. This class will give you the skills to speak to someone from a Spanish speaking culture on an elementary level about day-to-day topics. Come meet new friends and have fun while you learn.

Each participant is asked to purchase the text: Easy Spanish Step By Step by Barbara Bregstein isbn-13 978-0071463386 or isbn-10 0071463380 which is published by McGraw-Hill Education. It is available at Barnes & Noble or online at Amazon. The class will be instructed by Dave Fanning.  Class limited to 15 students.

Open to new students if they know basic vocabulary and present-tense verbs.

Saturdays (8-week course): 10:00am – 12:00pm; $80 members / $100 non-members

For specific dates and reservations, please visit the Mizell Ticket Window or call 760-323-5689 ext.107

Beginning Spanish Study Group

This is a group of beginning-level Spanish students who want to continue studying and learning to speak Spanish with others at their level, and with the guidance and support of an instructor. The group meets weekly.

Wednesdays: 9:45am – 11:45am; FREE for members / $10 for non-members

Los Estudiantes

Los Estudiantes is a group of intermediate level Spanish students who enjoy practicing speaking and learning Spanish with others at their level. This is an informal group and welcomes new comers.

Thursdays: 1:00pm – 3:00pm; FREE for members / $5 for non-members

Life Story Writing – Beginning

Someone once said that everyone’s life is worth a book

Have you ever thought about writing your life story? This 4-week-long course can help you get organized.  We will discuss getting your thoughts down on paper, creating storylines, and organizing your stories.  Every week we prepare a story on a suggested topic, and then read it aloud at class, with discussion and suggestions.


So gather those old pictures and get started on your memoir. Let your grandchildren learn how you walked to school in the rain and snow, learned to ride your first bicycle or caught fireflies in a jar.

For reservations, please visit the Mizell Ticket Window or call 760-323-5689 ext.107

Life Story Writing XIX

In this 8-week-long series of classes, open to experienced writers, we will continue to develop and discuss our life stories. We do so for our children, for our grandchildren, for our friends and also for ourselves; and maybe in the process we will enrich our own lives, becoming more awake and aware of who we are, where we have been and where we are going.

Our leader will once again be Marge Zapala who will assist us in giving voice to our life experiences and     turning memories into memorable words.

This continuation class is open only to students that have completed Beginning Life Story Writing.

Fridays: dates to be announced

$35 members (8-week course) / $55 non-members

AARP Smart Driving Program (formerly Mature Driving Class)

This popular course is presented by AARP and is licensed by the State of California Department of Motor Vehicles to provide training to persons 55 years of age and older. This 8-hour training class will help you learn how to remain a safe, competent driver, help you save money on your car insurance, help you learn about new features on cars, and help you learn about new laws and how they affect you.

This class can be taken in two 4-hour classes on the 2nd Monday-Tuesday of the month.

If you have completed the 8-hour course within the last 3 years, you can take the 4-hour Refresher Class, scheduled on select Saturdays.

8-Hour Class: Monday and Tuesday (Must Take Both Classes), 12:30pm – 4:30pm

4-Hour Class: Saturday, 8:00am-12:00pm; $25 for either class; $20 for AARP members

For specific dates and reservations, please visit the Mizell Ticket Window or call 760-323-5689 ext.107

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