The Barbara Lee Senior Center offers many types of classes for your enjoyment and benefit. Class participants must be a current Barbara Lee Senior Center member.

New Classes!

Walk with Ease
Monday, Wednesday & Friday, January 8-February 23, 9:30AM-10:30AM
$5
Walk with Ease is an evidence-based program that has been proven to help people with arthritis reduce pain, increase balance and improve overall health. This 6-week program is led by a certified instructor and includes both classroom activities and walks outside to teach you how to safely make physical activity a part of your everyday life. Goals include reducing the discomfort of arthritis, increasing balance, strength and walking pace, and building confidence to be physically active. Ages 50+.

Better Choices, Better Health
Thursdays, February 15-March 22, 1:00PM-3:30PM
Better Choices, Better Health is a six-week self-management program conducted by The Health Trust for people living with chronic conditions (i.e. high cholesterol, arthritis, diabetes, asthma, depression, or obesity). This program also benefits individuals who care for someone living with chronic conditions. Workshops are fun, interactive, and designed to enhance regular treatment and disease-specific education. Topics include: dealing with problems; appropriate exercise; appropriate use of medications; effective communication; nutrition; and evaluating new treatments. Ages 50+. Register at the Front Desk by February 13. Representatives from the Health Trust will be here on February 2 & 8 from 9:00 AM to Noon to provide more information.

Singing for Seniors
Wednesdays, February 28-April 4, 1:00PM-1:50PM
$36 ($46 non-residents)
Learn to sing your favorite nostalgic songs of yesteryear. Taught by Greg Farbizio, former vocal coach of 2011 American Idol Top 10 Thia Megia and Pop Artist Tracy Cruz. Students will learn vocalization exercises, increase vocal range, ear training, breath control, vibrato, tone production, enunciation and more. All materials included, just bring your voice!!!

Classes

Line Dancing – New Beginner

$16/$268 meetings
#6674WED2/7-3/289:00AM-10:00AM

Line Dancing II

$16/$268 meetings
#6675TUE2/7-3/2811:00AM-12:00PM
#6676WED2/7-3/2810:00AM-11:00AM

Line Dancing III

$16/$268 meetings
#6677WED2/7-3/2811:00AM-12:00PM

Oil Painting

$48/$588 meetings
#6683TUE2/6-3/279:00AM-12:00PM
#6684WED2/7-3/289:00AM-12:00PM
#6685WED2/7-3/281:00PM-4:00PM
#6686THUR2/8-3/299:00AM-12:00PM

Chinese Brush Painting

Beginner$48/$588 meetings
#6548TUE2/6-3/271:00PM-4:00PM
Intermediate$36/$466 meetings
#6547MON2/5-3/2612:30PM-3:30PM
Advanced$24/$344 meetings
#6549FRI2/9-3/3012:30PM-3:30PM

Spring Chickens Exercise Program

$32/$4216 meetings
#6111MON1/4-3/810:00AM-11:00AM
THUR8:50AM-9:50AM

AARP Smart Driver

Full Course$15 Members/$20 non-AARP2 Meetings
#6498THUR & FRI2/8-2/99:00AM-1:30PM
#6701MON3/59:00AM-1:30PM

Class Payment Policy:

Registration is on a first come, first serve basis, and full payment is required prior to attending the first class. Early registration is recommended due to the popularity of the classes. Registration begins approximately 3 weeks prior to the new session’s first class (dates are listed in the Senior Newsletter). Class fees are calculated at per hour of instruction. Refunds will not be issued to participants who miss scheduled classes. Listed below is a sample of the classes offered. Please check out the Newsletter for the current offerings.

Drop-In Programs
  • Crochet & Knit
    Mondays, 9:00AM-11:30AM
  • Chair Exercises
    Mondays & Thursdays, 11:10AM-Noon
  • Movie Day
    2nd & 4th Mondays of Month, 1:00PM
  • Bridge– Party Style
    Mondays-Fridays
    1:00PM-4:00PM
  • Pickleball
    Tuesdays, 1:45PM-4:00PM
  • Crafting | Quilting | Sewing
    Tuesdays, Noon
  • Bridge Class
    Mondays, 1:00PM
  • Book Club
    3rd Tuesday of Month
    10:30AM-11:30AM
  • Beginning Yoga
    Tuesdays & Fridays,
    8:40AM-9:55AM
  • Bingo
    Wednesdays, 1:15PM-3:30PM
  • Guitar
    Wednesdays, 9:30AM-11:00AM
  • Ukulele
    Wednesdays, 1:30PM-2:30PM
  • Geneaglogy Research
    2nd & 4th Thursdays
    1:00PM-3:00PM
  • Technology Tutoring for Seniors
    Fridays, 3:30PM-4:30PM
  • Hand & Foot
    Fridays, 1:00PM
  • Shall We Dance
    Friday, 1:30PM-3:30PM
  • Computers
    First come first serve basis. There is a 30 minute time limit when people are waiting.
  • Chinese Folk Dance*
    Monday, 9:00AM-10:00AM
  • Chinese Karaoke*
    Monday, 1:00PM-3:30PM
  • Yuen Chi Dance*
    Tuesday, 1:30PM-3:00PM
  • Chinese Crafts*
    Wednesday, 9:00AM-11:30AM
  • Ballroom Dance*
    Thursday, 1:30PM-3:30 PM
  • Calligraphy*
    Friday, 9:30AM-11:30AM
  • Chinese Chorus*
    Friday, 9:30AM-11:00AM
  • Chinese Folk Dance*
    Friday, 11:00AM-Noon

*Mandarin-Speaking Programs