Fall is a good time to slow the pace down and take time for yourself…. maybe learn something new. Here’s a few ideas:
October 25th, Thursday- THRILLER dance. Learn a modified/shortened version of the Thriller dance to perform at the West End Halloween parade. No experience necessary! Please email Katherine at firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to attend. Location: Dance Center 56 W. 6th Street in Studio D Time: 7:30-8:30 pm.
October 9th, Tuesday- The Buzz About Bees:
Bee specialist April Lance, Healdsburg Master Gardener and beekeeper, will talk about all things relating to honeybees. She will share interesting and useful facts for humans to know and describe the types of flowers that keep bees happy and productive. Reservations are required due to limited seating. To reserve, call 707-524-5445 or visit lutherburbank.org. Takes place in the carriage House at Luther Burbank Home & Gardens at Santa Rosa and Sonoma avenues. Location: 204 Santa Rosa Ave (at Sonoma Ave.) Time: 7- 8 p.
October 15th, Monday- 6th Street Playhouse School of Drama. The second fall session of classes begins Oct. 15. There are acting classes for youth from ages 7 to 19, as well as a variety of classes for adults, such as Auditioning A-to-Z and Improv Master Classes and even classes just for Boomers (55+). Visit website for the complete listing of classes and to register.
October 24th, Wednesday- 3rd Annual Light and Dark: El Día de Los Muertos Writing Workshop. Instructors- Dani Burlison & West Ender Leilani Clark. Celebrate summer’s end and the move from light to dark with a day of writing and food! In this half-day creative writing workshop we will explore transition, change, and different aspects of death and dying. October 30th falls just before Halloween, Dia de los Muertos, and All Souls Day, and we will be finding non-religious inspiration from these different holidays in a way that promises to be celebratory, fun, and enlightening. The ancient Celts believed that Samhain (the original Halloween) was a time when the border between the spirit world and this world became thin, an intriguing possibility that bodes well for some truly inspired writing. Let’s pull those skeletons from the closet and let them dance, calavera-style! Snacks will be provided (and probably some Halloween candy!) $35-50 with limited scholarships available. DEPOSIT REQUIRED to hold your space Limited to 9 participants. Feel free to bring small items for our altar Location: Share Exchange, 531 5th Street, Santa Rosa Time: 6:30-9pm RSVP at email@example.com
October 31st, Wednesday to December 12th- Flying Crane Qigong at the DeTurk Round Barn. 6 week class that will utilize movement, breath, visualization and intention to train your vital energy. Will increase flexibility, balance and stamina. Instructor Aleta Drummond, MD has over 20 years as a practitioner of tai chi and other qigong forms. Class # 64289 Register at santarosare.com . Location: DeTurk Round Barn 819 Donahue Street Time: 10- 11:30 a.m.
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