The West End Learning Curve

Jan 9, 2012 in Animals, Lost Pet, Miscellany, Neighbor News

We can all learn something and luckily there’s opportunities for personal growth and learning right here in the neighborhood. Take an acting class, practice Qigong in the DeTurk Round Barn, teach your dog some manners . There’s also AWESOME classes at Chop’s… but you gotta be a teen. Start out the new year by learning something new!

6th Street‘s School of Drama offers a wide variety of classes designed to introduce and enrich skills.  Students can build upon their skills from class to class and join at any level.  All classes meet in the 6th Street Playhouse building, located at 52 W. 6th Street.  Spring Session I: January 9th – March 3rd or Spring Session II: March 26th – May 26rd. Sign up online, at the Box Office, or by downloading a registration form from

6th St. Playhouse School of Drama


New Classes offered at DeTurk Round Barn. Flying Crane Qigong will be offered through Santa Rosa Rec & Parks on Wednesdays at 10 am at the De Turk Round Barn.  This qigong class can be done sitting or standing and will increase flexibility, balance and stamina.    Instructor:  Aleta Drummond MD – practicing Psychiatrist and Medical Acupuncturist with over 20 years as a practitioner of yang style Tai Chi and other various Qigong forms.  Registration available immediately for first class! Weds 1/18-2/8 (4 weeks)  Class 62890  DeTurk Round Barn  18+  10:00-11:30am $46 S. R. residents. To register call 543-3737 or log on to

DeTurk Qigong Class info

Take a class in the DeTurk Round Barn

Classes for Welding, Barista Training, Computer Science and more at CHOP’s. Membership is open to Santa Rosa youth in 7th– 12th grades. For more information, visit Chop’s Teen Club 509 Adams or

Common Ground Dog Training. No need to be embarrassed again at the dog park. Group classes right across from Western Farm Center. Private lessons, behavior problem solving & assistance dog training also offered. Mike Ossenbeck – 707-396-8055 Email:


January 27th Friday-  Yoga class at the Arlene Francis Center. Bring a yoga mat if you have one (a small selection available to use on a first come, first serve basis). This class will be appropriate for any level of student, even absolute beginners. Fee $5- $15 sliding scale. Location: The Arlene Francis Center 99 6th Street Time: 11:00am Facebook

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