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Transform Your Home & Garden

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special guests New! Edible Landscaping: The New American Garden One of today’s gardening buzzwords is sustainable. You’d be hard put to find a more sustainable landscape style than an organically grown edible garden. Join Rosalind for an informative lecture and mouth-watering slide presentation as she shares her insights on an A to Z of her recommended beautiful edible plants for home gardens, an overview of the wide variety of edible landscapes, as well as the principles of landscape design particular to edibles. Sat, Sep 17, 10-11:30 am Fee: $19 Members: $14

Growing an Heirloom Garden: New! Vegetables & Flowers Our ancestors grew large meaty tomatoes, beets the size of volleyballs, and sweet peas so fragrant they could perfume a room. Many of those old varieties are now lost, but there is still an exciting array of old-fashion edibles and flowers we can still grow and enjoy today. Join photographer and author, Rosalind Creasy for a slide lecture on how to select, grow, and cook with heirloom vegetables; as well as how to find great heirloom varieties of flowers like love-lies-bleeding, love-in-a-puff, old roses, and those very fragrant sweet peas. Sat, Sep 17, 1-2:30 pm Fee: $19 Members: $14

Rosalind Creasy is a pioneer in the field of edible landscaping, an awardwinning professional photographer, landscape designer and the author of the Complete Book of Edible Landscaping. Visit

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What is Learning Exchange?


Who is Learning Exchange for?


What types of courses does Learning Exchange offer?



Learning Exchange offers a great variety of quick and inexpensive educational programs that are packed with practical information. Our courses are taught by seasoned instructors who enjoy sharing their expertise and helping you attain personal enrichment that is fun, easy and worthwhile.

Learning Exchange is for any adult looking to expand their horizons, learn a new skill or explore a particular topic.

Learning Exchange offers an extensive collection of classes that are designed to help you either pursue a new area of interest or enhance your professional needs. Consider spicing up your culinary repertoire or fine-tune your computer skills with guidance from our experts. Whatever your interests, we offer hundreds of courses to choose from.

When and where are courses offered? Learning Exchange courses are typically offered during the evenings and on weekends. Most courses take place at our main teaching facility located on Howe Avenue near Hurley Way in Sacramento.

How do I register for a course? Choose the registration method that works best for you: • Online at • By email at • By phone at (916) 929-9200 • In person at 1111 Howe Avenue, Suite 115, Sacramento, 95825 • By fax at (916) 929-0806 • By mail via the form on page 30 of this catalog

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home & garden

Remodeling & Renovating Secrets


If you’re thinking of updating a kitchen or bath or adding on a room, join this class and avoid the pitfalls that many homeowners make. Whether you’re hiring a general contractor or going the DIY route, get the insider tips on planning, designing and managing your project. Learn how to bid, set-up a budget and schedule, handle permits and more. Save money by avoiding costly mistakes! Conrad Sloan has over 30 years of experience as a licensed general contractor. He is a marketing representative for Guy Biggs Construction. Visit Tue, Sept 6, 6:30-9:30 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44 Materials: $20 (Optional)

Winter Vegetable Gardening

Growing & Using Herbs

With our mild California climate, growing a garden in the winter is possible and fall is the perfect time to start. Learn about the planting window for winter vegetables, cold protection techniques, cover crops and much more. In no time, enjoy delicious broccoli, leeks, cabbage and lettuce from your own garden! Take home handouts, plants and seeds to get started. Bonus: Tour the farm, taste samples and get tips on perennial flower planting. Suzanne Ashworth is the owner of Del Rio Botanical, an instructor and author of Seed to Seed. Visit 2 Sat, Sep 10 & 24, 9 am-Noon Fee: $69 Members: $64 Location: Peabody Ranch

For Cooking & Healing


Herbs are not only easy to grow, but they are also wonderful for culinary and medicinal purposes. In this in-depth workshop, get started on designing your own herb garden as you learn the basics of identifying, growing, maintaining and harvesting herbs. Discover how to use herbs by making your own favorite tea mixes, herb blends for cooking, tinctures, decoctions and more from a vast collection of plants. Plants and seeds will be distributed. Dress for the weather as this is an outdoor class. Suzanne Ashworth, see bio this page. 4 Sat, Sep 17, Oct 1, 15 & 29, 9 am-Noon Fee: $139 Members: $134 Materials: $40 (Pay Instructor) Location: Peabody Ranch

All Classes are held at LEX unless otherwise specified

Landscape Design Workshop Plan a beautiful and functional outdoor living space with a nationally recognized landscape designer. Learn about balance, function and design philosophy. Actively apply these principles to create a realistic and attractive landscape design which suits both your home and personal tastes. The final session is an individual meeting with the instructor (sometime between 9-11 am) to review your own plans. Michael Glassman is an award-winning landscape designer and owner of Michael Glassman & Associates. Visit 2 Tue, Jul 5 & 12, 6-8 pm & Sat, Jul 23, 9-11 am 2 Tue, Sep 6 & 13, 6-8 pm & Sat, Sep 23, 9-11 am Fee: $99 Members: $94

Darcie’s Fall Garden & Landscape Makeovers Do you have an existing landscape that you have no idea how to maintain? Begin your landscape makeover now and learn: • Basic pruning skills • Insect control • Fertilizing • Weed control • Plant selection • Keeping your flowers blooming • Adding color • Basic planting techniques. Field trip to Green Acres in Sacramento follows this workshop. Class is from 10 am-Noon and the field trip is from 1-3 pm. Darcie Paulin owns Custom Plantings which specializes in garden makeovers and custom pruning services. Visit www.customplantings. com. Sat, Sep 10, 10 am-3 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44 Materials: $2 (Pay Instructor)

Build Your Dream Home for a Song

Flower Puppy by Angie Zimmerman

Fun with Flowers! Love the look of fresh flowers but don’t want to spend a fortune? In this hands-on class, learn the basics of flower arranging and leave class with a gorgeous arrangement and the knowhow to create more at home. Gain decorating tips and lots of creative inspiration! Bring sharp scissors or flower clippers. Aug: Flower Puppies. Angie Zimmerman is the owner of Heavenly Flower & Events, specializing in wedding and party flowers, with over 19 years of experience. She also teaches flower classes on the internet. Visit Thu, Aug 18, 6:30-9 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44 Materials: $20 (Pay Instructor)

Imagine owning your dream home with little or no mortgage. One way to get such a place is to build it yourself. Gain the insights on how David built a million-dollar house for his family for only $40 a square foot. Discover how to buy land at huge discounts, purchase building materials for next to nothing, design your dream house for around $100 and live on your property comfortably and rent-free while you build. David Cook had barely picked up a hammer before starting work on his dream house. Visit Sat, Oct 1, 10 am-1 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44 Materials: $20 (Pay Instructor)

Teachers Wanted! We’re always looking for new ideas. Our team of experts is growing and we want you. Visit our website and send us your course idea today!

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Beginning Golf


Level I

Introductory Golf Clinic In this two-hour workshop, instruction concentrates on beginner basics: • Correct grip • Proper set-up • Swing motion • Chip shot techniques. Also learn about the best local courses to get started on, what to look for when buying clubs, how to go from a beginner to a skilled player and how to have fun on the golf course! Sat, Jul 30, 2-4 pm Sat, Sep 10, 2-4 pm Fee: $29 Members: $24

Intermediate Golf If you have been playing on golf courses and are ready to lower your score, join this class. Sessions include work on your full shots to learn how to: control ball flight and shape your shots so you can handle all course situations, increase distance on your tee shots and handle a variety of bunker shots. 6 Sat, Jul 2-Aug 6, 10-11 am 6 Wed, Aug 3-Sep 7, 6:30-7:30 pm 6 Sat, Aug 13-Sep 17, 10-11 am 6 Wed, Sep 14-Oct 26, 6:30-7:30 pm* *Class skips Oct 5 Fee: $79 Members: $74 Materials: $24 (Pay Instructor)

Lower Your Score In Just 3 Hours! Learn the correct technique for putting, chipping, pitch and bunker shots. Discover the short game secrets and have your questions answered in this three-hour class. Students should have some prior experience. Sat, Jul 23, 2-5 pm Sat, Sep 17, 2-5 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44 Materials: $4 (Pay Instructor)

Dick McShane, teaching pro at Haggin Oaks since 1981, has taught over 5,000 Learning Exchange students in the past 14 years. All golf classes are held at Haggin Oaks.


Learn proper grip, stance, posture and alignment. Swinging the club is next, starting with putts, chip and pitch shots and finishing with irons and tee shots. Bring your clubs if you have any, or Haggin Oaks will provide. By the end of this class, students are ready for 9-hole course play. 6 Sat, Jul 2-Aug 6, 8-9 am 6 Sat, Jul 2-Aug 6, 11 am-Noon 6 Tue, Aug 2-Sep 6, 5-6 pm 6 Wed, Aug 3-Sep 7, 5:30-6:30 pm 6 Thu, Aug 4-Sep 8, 5:30-6:30 pm 6 Sat, Aug 13-Sep 17, 11 am-Noon 6 Sat, Aug 13-Sep 17, 8-9 am 6 Wed, Sep 14-Oct 26, 5:30-6:30 pm* *Class skips Oct 5 6 Thu, Sep 15-Oct 27, 5:30-6:30 pm* *Class skips Oct 6 Fee: $79 Members: $74 Materials: $24 (Pay Instructor)

Level II Working on the driving range, concentrate on full swing fundamentals with an emphasis on tee shots and fairway woods. Add consistency to your golf game with a good pre-shot routine and the correct mental approach. 6 Sat, Jul 2-Aug 6, 9-10 am 6 Thu, Aug 4-Sep 8, 6:30-7:30 pm 6 Sat, Aug 13-Sep 17, 9-10 am 6 Thu, Sep 15-Oct 27, 6:30-7:30 pm* *Class skips Oct 6 Fee: $79 Members: $74 Materials: $24 (Pay Instructor)

Weekend Golf Workshop In this intensive eight-hour program, get a solid review of the basics, supervised practice and personal instruction. Specific areas covered include: • Full shots • Tee shots • Fairway woods • Long and short irons • Short game techniques. All players receive an individualized program for improving their game. Enroll early - class is limited to eight students. Sat, Aug 20, 2-6 pm & Sun, Aug 21, 9 am-1 pm Fee: $169 Members: $164

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recreation Basics of Handgun Safety Juggling Made Easy


Anyone can juggle, so come join the fun! Not just for circus performers, juggling is great for improving hand-eye coordination, relieving stress and expressing your creativity. With an easy step-by-step process, you will discover some basic tricks and juggle three balls in no time! Marcos Hernandez has been a juggler for five years and is currently the President of the Damento Juggling Club. Visit www.damento. org. 2 Thu, Sep 15 & 22, 6:30-8 pm Fee: $39 Members: $34

Planning Your Italian Vacation Art, song, food, wine, spectacular beauty and infinite other rich experiences await the traveler to Italy. This class provides travelers with the strategies and practical ideas to make an Italian dream vacation a reality. Class includes: • The best time of year to travel • Choosing which cities and how long to stay • Renting a villa, apartment, pensione or hotel for any budget and which locations are best • What to pack, what to wear, cultural and etiquette notes so you won’t look like a tourist • How to get around using public transportation and information on car rental and lease • Money matters and shopping • Driving and personal safety tips • And more. Patrizia Cerruti is a native of Tuscany and the Director of Sacramento’s Italian Language School. Sat, Jul 30, 9 am-Noon Fee: $49 Members: $44 Materials: $5 (Pay Instructor)

Learn the fundamentals of firearm safety, gun handling, marksmanship, cleaning, storage and more in this intensive workshop. Fire a variety of handguns and practice several firing positions on a target range. Class size is limited to four with one instructor for every two students. A Handgun Safety Certificate can be obtained for an additional fee upon completion of this course. Guy Auxer & Donna Rolls are NRA Certified Instructors, CA DOJ Instructors and owners of Liberty Firearms Training, specializing in training women and beginners. Visit www. Sat, Sep 10, 9 am-2 pm Fee: $189 Members: $184 Materials: $30 (Pay Instructor) Location: Sacramento Valley Shooting Center

travel Northern CA Getaways Want to go on a safari, take a cruise on a yacht that was once known as the Floating White House, visit a gold mine or have your child’s birthday party aboard the aircraft carrier USS Hornet? Come to this unique class and learn about the many day or weekend trips that are close to Sacramento, modestly priced and a delight for children, adults or both. There’s more to do than go wine tasting! Class is geared to places in Northern California, but materials are offered for the entire state. Michelle Allen has worked with Trade and Commerce, utilized resources at The Tourism Bureau, recently worked in the Governor’s Office and traveled all over California to explore exciting places to go. Wed, Sep 28, 6:30-9:30 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44 Materials: $10 (Pay Instructor)

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Travel Photography Explore the key compositional elements for exceptional travel photography and discover how to tell a story with your images. Start off in the classroom covering topics including, reading the light, looking for design elements, framing to add visual depth and capturing a candid image. Get hands-on practice on a local field trip and finish up with a post-trip critique. Ideal class for digital, film, point-and-shoot or SLR. A basic understanding of your camera and its functions is required. Diane Tempest has over 25 years of photography experience and spent 13 years marketing group tours, which developed her keen understanding of what makes compelling travel images. Tue, Sep 27 & Thu, Oct 6, 6:30-8:30 pm & Field trip, Sat, Oct 1, 10 am-3 pm Fee: $89 Members: $84

New! Working with Adobe Lightroom & Photoshop In this hands-on workshop, discover everything you need to know to edit your photos quickly and easily using Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop or Elements. Start the day off shooting photos of a live model in class and then get hands-on practice editing these photos with Photoshop software. Learn how to set up preferences, import images, edit and crop, get images print-ready and much more. Bring a laptop with Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop or Elements installed on your computer and a portable hard drive. Jon-Nolan Paresa is a wedding, portrait and commercial photographer with over 10 years of experience. Visit Sat, Jul 16, 9 am-4 pm Fee: $89 Members: $84 Materials: $10 (Pay Instructor)


Digital Magic! Using PhotoShop Elements Version V9, learn: • How to remove red-eye and adjust photos • Techniques to enhance your scrap booking skills • How to restore old photos and ‘hand’ color them • How to create sophisticated effects • Optimize photos for emails and the web • Manage and archive your image files • Learn what ‘layers’ are and see them used to create visual effects. This class is lecture/demonstration. Andy Pischalnikoff has over 17 years of multimedia experience, including, photography, computer graphics and digital video productions. Visit www. Sat, Sep 10, 9 am-3 pm Fee: $69 Members: $64

All Classes are held at LEX unless otherwise specified

DSLR Photography 1: Getting New! Started

DSLR Photography 2: Beyond New! the Basics

This is an ideal class for the new DSLR camera owner who wants to learn the basic controls of the camera. Find out how DSLR cameras work and get comfortable navigating the menus. Get tips on setting up the camera for the best image quality, learn how to change lenses and review photos. Utilize your camera’s automatic settings and start taking photos in no time! Bring your camera, manual and questions to class. Ron Nabity is a commercial, portrait and event photographer with over 35 years of experience. Visit Tue, Sep 13, 6:30-9 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44

Get out of “auto mode” and take control of your DSLR camera. Discover the key features of your camera through exercises, visual examples and demonstration. Explore the components of exposure (aperture, shutter speed and ISO) and how these settings affect the look of your images. Delve into manual controls, lens focal length, white balance adjustments and using the camera’s built-in flash. Bring your camera with a fully-charged battery and manual. Prerequisite: DSLR Photography 1 or a basic understanding of your camera and its functions is required. Ron Nabity, see bio this page. Sat, Sep 17, 1-4:30 pm & Thu, Sep 22, 6:30-9 pm Fee: $89 Members: $84

languages Beginning Conversational Spanish


If you’ve had some exposure to Spanish, join Sandra as you continue to build on your conversational skills. Discover commonly-used vocabulary and basic verb tenses for everyday topics. Get plenty of interaction as you practice structured phrases and expressions one-on-one and as a group. Class designed for high-beginners. Sandra Carter, MA Spanish and English, has taught beginning to advanced levels of Spanish and English to American and foreign college students and adults since the 1970’s. 6 Wed, Sept 7-Oct 12, 7:30-9 pm Fee: $109 Members: $104

French: Level 2


If you know some basic French vocabulary and are ready to take the next step, join Caroline for this lively and interactive class! Build your conversational skills while you practice basic grammar, expand your vocabulary and work on sentence structure. Caroline Chamberlin is a French native who has been tutoring and teaching French for 10 years. 6 Mon, Sep 12-Oct 17, 6:30-8:30 pm Fee: $109 Members: $104

Spanish for Beginners Take the first step toward understanding the Spanish language. In a supportive environment, learn the basics of Spanish grammar, verb conjugation and vocabulary. This sixsession course is designed for the student with little or no experience. Carlos Brusel-Casals is a native of Barcelona, Spain and has been teaching for 10 years. 6 Tue, Sep 6-Oct 11, 5:30-7 pm Fee: $109 Members: $104

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Encaustic Painting


The Basics

Drawing by Robert Dvorak

Drawing Animals at the Zoo Learn to draw animals even if you’ve never drawn before! In this confidence-building and fun-filled workshop at the Sacramento Zoo, lose any drawing inhibitions and draw with freedom. Discover how to capture essence, draw without thinking, see and draw a moving object and capture the most important lines on every animal. Capture the incredible essence of these marvelous beings in just minutes! $3 discounted zoo admission is included in class fee. Bring a sack lunch. Robert Dvorak is a watercolor artist and speaker on the subject of creativity in business and education. He has written five books on drawing including, The Practice of Drawing as Meditation. Visit Sat, Sep 17, 10 am-4 pm Fee: $59 Members: $54 Materials: $14 (Pay Instructor) Location: Sacramento Zoo

Paint the Bob Ross Way You’ve probably seen artist Bob Ross on television. No other person in history has created as many first time painters as Bob. No prior painting experience is needed. Individual assistance is provided. 48 hour cancellation notice is required. Linda Andrade, a certified Bob Ross instructor, has been teaching for 10 years. Tue, Jul 12, 6:30-9:30 pm - Northern Lights Wed, Aug 24, 6:30-9:30 pm - Light at the Summit Wed, Sep 7, 6:30-9:30 pm - Desert Hues Fee: $49 Members: $44 Materials: $25 (Pay Instructor)


Explore this ancient art. Encaustic paint is made from melted beeswax, pure pigment and Damar resin. Each layer melts into the one beneath, giving the painting qualities of depth and luminosity. Some experience in painting and collage is helpful. Leave class with a finished painting ready to hang. Sat, Jul 23, 10 am-2 pm Sat, Sep 17, 10 am-2 pm Fee: $59 Members: $54 Materials: $25 (Pay Instructor) Location: University Art

Beyond the Basics Take encaustic painting to the next level. Explore more advanced techniques, including collage, incorporating text, digging into the surface and using inks, oil sticks and shellac. Leave class with a finished painting ready to hang. Prerequisite: Encaustic Painting. Sat, Jul 30, 10 am-2 pm Sat, Oct 1, 10 am-2 pm Fee: $59 Members: $54 Materials: $35 (Pay Instructor) Location: University Art

Charlotte Cooper is a Northern California artist working in metals and encaustic medium. Her work can be seen in local galleries as well as several public sites.

Fun with Acrylics & Collage Discover the forgiving nature of acrylics and the spontaneity of collage and mixed-media in this hands-on workshop. Experiment with acrylics, layering, transferring images and incorporating text. Learn new collage techniques through demonstration and oneon-one help. Choose from a wide range of poems and images or bring your own (images need to be Xerox or laser prints). All levels welcome! Mira Reisberg is an award-winning book illustrator and an award-winning art teacher. Visit and www.MiraArt. Thu, Sep 15, 6:30-9:30 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44 Materials: $20 (Pay Instructor)

All Classes are held at LEX unless otherwise specified

The Art of Watercolor


Experience the joy of creative watercolor! Through painting demonstrations and handson practice, explore the basics, including techniques, composition and subject selection, and experiment with new watercolor methods. Create your own original paintings during both class sessions. All skill levels welcome. A supply list will be provided upon registration. Bring a sack lunch. Laura Parker, see bio page 12. 2 Sat, Oct 8 & 15, 10 am-2 pm Fee: $89 Members: $84 Location: University Art

Drawing Skies New! & Clouds Do you ever marvel at the beauty of the sky? Or have you found it challenging to represent? Get tips and tricks on drawing the vastness of the sky, how to render its depth and space, and capturing its varying luminosities depending on the season and time of day. There will be a special emphasis on clouds. This class is a must for all nature and landscape lovers. Sun, Jul 17, 9 am-3 pm Fee: $69 Members: $64

Working with Soft Pastels


Explore the unique depth and richness of soft pastels and chalk pencils. Practice the fundamentals of color blending and harmony before you move on to defining shapes in a still life. Learn basic composition techniques to add life to your drawings. Bring a few objects and/or documents as subject matters. Sun, Jul 31, 9 am-3 pm Fee: $69 Members: $64

Portrait Drawing

Oh, darn! Why was my class canceled? Sometimes a great class gets canceled because people wait to register until the last minute. Sign-up early, and if you have a change of heart, get busy at work, or your schedule changes, just call and we will be happy to credit your account for a future class.

Learn how to sketch one of the most fascinating subject matters, human faces. Explore each of the features that play a role in human expression and combine them through various exercises and techniques. Practice using contour lines and ways to add value to create volume and shadows. Sun, Aug 14, 9 am-3 pm Fee: $69 Members: $64 Materials: $5 (Pay Instructor)

Claire Michelet has a BA from The

Beaux-Arts School of Paris and MFA from CSU Chico. While continuing her career as an artist, she teaches drawing, painting and calligraphy.

Supply list furnished upon registration for all of Claire’s classes. All levels welcome! Bring a sack lunch.

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crafts Copper Repousse


Experience the intricate art of copper repousse, which is the technique of hand hammering copper from both the front and back. Through demonstration and hands-on practice, discover the necessary tools of the craft, design considerations, annealing and mounting your copper to the pitch bowl, repousse and chasing basics. Take home your own 5” x 5” handcrafted work at the end of the day. Bring a sack lunch. Laura Parker is an artist and blacksmith owner of River Forge. She is a full-time art professor at American River College and has been teaching for 16 years. Visit Sat, Sep 10, 9 am-6 pm Fee: $149 Members: $144 Materials: $10 (Pay Instructor) Location: River Forge Gallery

Glassblowing An Introduction Take advantage of this rare opportunity to learn the ancient art of glassblowing. Class begins with an introduction to tools and materials, followed by demonstrations and hands-on practice. Learn all the basics of vessel forming and create your own unique work of art and leave class with a complete and beautiful paperweight, bowl or lamp. Class size limited. Enroll early. All supplies furnished except dichroic glass. Phillip Teefy, owner of Rainbow Glass, has been training and supplying the glass arts community since 1974. Sat, Jul 9, 10 am-5 pm Sat, Sep 10, 10 am-5 pm Fee: $119 Members: $114 Location: Rainbow Glass

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Photo: Dena Ingalls, Heirloom Weaving

A Taste of Weaving


Experience the joys of weaving without buying any equipment! Practice the basics as you warp, connect the fiber to the loom, create the “shed” and begin weaving. Leave class with a completed and gorgeous scarf. No weaving experience required. Use of a 20” Ashford Knitter’s Loom included in fee. Students will select their yarn after registering and receive the yarn in class. Dena Ingalls is the owner of Heirloom Weaving and has been a fiber artist for over 45 years. Visit Sat, Sep 17, 9 am-1 pm Sat, Sep 17, 2-6 pm Fee: $65 Members: $60 Materials: $34 (Pay Instructor - Fee covers yarn)

Bookbinding: Accordion


Make a delightful and versatile book that can easily fit in a purse or bag. In this hands-on workshop, create a hard-cover book with ties on both sides. Untie both sides for an accordion-style book or untie one side for a notebook or sketch book. All tools and materials provided in class. Students of all skill levels welcome. Sharon Tanovitz, co-owner of Art Ellis Supply, Inc, has been creating hand-bound books for 10 years. She has also been teaching the art of bookbinding for four years. Sun, Sep 18, 9:30 am-12:30 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44 Materials: $20 (Pay Instructor)

All Classes are held at LEX unless otherwise specified

Simple Screen Printing


Come learn the art and technique of screen printing in this hands-on workshop. Get tips on how to make a stencil, prepare your artwork for printing, select and mix inks, and prepare the screen. Leave class with your completed projects and the knowledge to make customized items and artwork at home. Project: Greeting Cards. A.C. Willis is the owner of Sledgehammer Graffix, screen printer for businesses, bands, sports teams and his own clothing line, with over ten years of experience. Visit www. Sat, Sep 10, 10 am-1 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44 Materials: $10 (Pay Instructor)

Wheel Thrown Pottery Have you always wanted to try your hand at pottery? Techniques covered are wedging, centering, pulling, trimming and use of all the various tools. A great class for beginners or people with some previous experience. Course fee includes a tool kit, clay and firing. Alpha Fired Arts instructors teach this class. 4 Tue, Jul 5-26, 6-8:30 pm 4 Tue, Aug 2-23, 6-8:30 pm 4 Tue, Sep 6-27, 6-8:30 pm Fee: $169 Members: $164 Location: Alpha Fired Arts

Soybean Candles Soy candles are made with natural soybean oil. Unlike paraffin candles, they are nontoxic and non-carcinogenic, making them the most environmentally friendly candles available. They are also biodegradable and water soluble, so spills are easily cleaned up with hot water. In this hands-on workshop, create three soybean candles using different essential oils. Marie Feller has taught soapmaking and other craft classes for 15 years. Sat, Jul 16, 10 am-Noon Fee: $39 Members: $34 Materials: $20 (Pay Instructor)

Cold Process Soap Making Learn how to make natural, all-vegetable, herbal soaps in this small hands-on workshop. These soaps are beautiful, wonderfully scented with essential oils and very mild on your skin. Each student makes their own 2-lbs. batch of soap from scratch. Leave class with luxurious soaps and the skills and recipes to create them again in your own kitchen. Marie Feller, see bio this page. Sat, Sep 17, 10 am-1 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44 Materials: $20 (Pay Instructor)

writing & publishing Writing & Illustrating Children’s Picture Books for Fun or Profit If you’re thinking of writing or illustrating a children’s picture book, join this class and avoid the mistakes that many novice writers and illustrators make. Explore the different genres and structure of picture books, the key components that make a good story and the illustration process. Understand how to submit manuscripts, what publishers look for, how royalties work and more. Mira Reisberg has been teaching, writing and illustrating for over 20 years, with eight published children’s books. Visit Thu, Sep 22, 6:30-9:30 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44 Materials: $16 (Pay Instructor)

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image Great Hair!


Do you want to look salon-fabulous every day? Join Adrienne as she shares her tips and tricks for blow drying and styling your hair. Discover what your hair type is and the ideal products and brushes you should be using. Find out how to create volume, tame trouble areas, change your look and more with a simple step-by-step process. All hair types welcome. Bring your hair dryer and brushes to class. Adrienne Ramirez has been a hair stylist for nine years and has also been teaching at a beauty college for three years. Mon, Sep 19, 6:30-8:30 pm Fee: $39 Members: $34

Makeup for Everyone Need a polished look that’s perfect for every day? Learn it straight from a makeup expert! Through demonstration and hands-on application, discover simple steps for a soft, smooth and even complexion. Get tips on creating a classic look with defined eyes, perfect lips and cheeks. Bring your makeup and brushes to class. Renee Gargano has been a Makeup Artist since 1999 with fashion and cosmetics experience. She specializes in professional makeup artistry for all occasions and events. Wed, Sep 28, 6:30-9:30 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44

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Sensational Skin New! at Any Age Stop wasting your time and money on the wrong skin care products. Discover your skin type (one of 16) through an in-depth analysis designed by Dr. Baumann, author of The Skin Type Solution, and then receive your skin type profile. Get tips on daily skin care, sun protection, procedures and skin care ingredients to look for and avoid. Get on the road to healthy and beautiful skin! Class includes a scheduled personal consultation with instructor. Heather Russo is a practicing Clinical Esthetician and CEO of Advanced Skin Care Solutions, specializing in health and wellness inside and out. Visit Thu, Sep 15, 6:30-8:30 pm Fee: $39 Members: $34

Shop Your Shape


Looking great is not just about the clothes, it’s also knowing what flatters your body type. Join Karri as she helps you find out which of the five body shapes you are. Get tips on balancing your proportions and the key pieces that will have you looking fabulous and feeling confident! Class includes a scheduled personal consultation with instructor ($50 value). Karri Grant, is a stylist who specializes in image and wardrobe consulting for individuals and image branding for businesses. Visit Thu, Sep 15, 6:30-8:30 pm Fee: $39 Members: $34 Location: Karri’s Office

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Izakaya: Japanese Small Plates


Izakaya is a pub where people enjoy sake, wine and spirits along with snacks. These small plate dishes are simple and full of flavor. Experience izakaya-style dining as you create: • Chilled Tofu with Ginger, Green Onions and Bonito Flakes • Miso Soup • Green Beans with Sesame Dressing • Chicken Karaage (Japanese Chicken Nuggets) with Ginger-Soy Sauce • Shrimp Sui Mai (Steamed Dumplings) and • Fresh Tuna with Miso & Vinegar Dressing. Mayumi Tavalero is the owner of Fork & Knife Creations and has been teaching cooking classes for over nine years. Visit Mon, Sep 12, 6:30-9:30 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44 Materials: $20 (Pay Instructor) Location: Steel Magnolia Kitchen

Sushi Impress your friends by serving them your very own homemade sushi. Learn to make maki sushi (rolled), inari sushi (pocket), temaki sushi (cone) and for the sashimi lovers, nigiri sushi (raw or cooked fish). Also covered is the preparation of sushi rice. Come hungry and ready to eat your delectable creations. Learn traditional Japanese techniques and traditions. Laura Thorne of Way Yum Sushi has been catering sushi and conducting sushi classes for over 18 years. Sat, Sep 24, 2:30-4:30 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44 Materials: $15 (Pay Instructor)

French Cooking

New Menu!

Transport yourself to France as you join Caroline in creating several classic French dishes. Learn to make: • Salade de betteraves et d’endives (Beet Salad with Endive) • Vol au vent (Puffed Pastries stuffed with Bechamel Sauce) • Gratin dauphinois (Potatoes Gratin) • Boeuf bourguignon (Beef Stew) • Mousse au chocolat (Chocolate Mousse). Bon appétit! Please bring an apron, cutting board and chef’s knife to class. Caroline Chamberlin is a French native from Nice and has been cooking for friends and family for years. Sun, Sep 25, 1-4 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44 Materials: $20 (Pay Instructor) Location: Steel Magnolia Kitchen

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BBQ with Bubba

Home Canning Basics

Have you ever wondered how some people make the most mouth-watering ribs or delectable BBQ chicken? This class has the answers to these questions and more! Learn about meat selection, preparation, safety, BBQ methods, timing and equipment. Explore regional differences in BBQ style, menu planning and BBQ sauce preparation. Menu: • Smoked Turkey • BBQ Tri-Tip • Grilled Corn and • Apple Pie. Mark Johanson is the owner of Bubba’s Rubs and has been feeding friends and family mouth-watering BBQ for years. Visit www. Sun, Jul 17, 1-4 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44 Materials: $20 (Pay Instructor) Location: Steel Magnolia Kitchen

Take advantage of the seasonal bounty and enjoy them throughout the year with home canning. Can fresh peaches and learn the fundamentals of the hot water bath method of canning. In this hands-on class, blanch and peel peaches, prepare the syrup and cold pack into sterilized jars. Leave the class with your own jar of peaches to enjoy. Susann Hadler has been cooking and writing for over three decades, resulting in 16 published books to date. Sat, Jul 9, 2-5 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44 Materials: $15 (Pay Instructor) Location: Steel Magnolia Kitchen

Salsa Making Take advantage of the abundant summer vegetables and enjoy them throughout the year with home canning. Prepare fresh salsa while you learn the fundamentals of canning using the boiling water bath method. In this hands-on class, blanch and peel tomatoes, roast chiles, prepare the salsa and pack into sterilized jars. Leave class with your own jar of salsa to enjoy! Susann Hadler, see bio this page. Sat, Aug 20, 10 am-1 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44 Materials: $15 (Pay Instructor) Location: Steel Magnolia Kitchen


Thrill Of The Grill Outdoor grilling is fast and easy once you’ve mastered the basics. The aroma from grilling excites your taste buds for the culinary pleasures to come! Join Susann & Guy Hadler for the hands-on preparation of a complete dinner and then enjoy your meal in a lovely al fresco setting. Menu: • Grilled Kalamata Olives • Crostini with Tomatoes, Basil & Garlic • Skewered Jumbo Prawns • Mediterranean Rub Chicken • Red Potatoes with Dill Sauce • Grilled Summer Squashes • Grilled Fruit with Chocolate Gelato. Susann Hadler, see bio this page. Sun, Jul 17, 5-7:30 pm Fee: $59 Members: $54 Materials: $25 (Pay Instructor) Location: East Sacramento

Fondue Fun Fondues can be used for appetizers, entrees and desserts. Begin with a discussion on the history of fondue and then get hands-on practice making (and tasting) cheese and chocolate fondues. The types of cheeses and other dipping sauces are discussed, along with the various types of dippers that can be used – everything from bread to cheese, meat, veggies and fruit. The Melting Pot staff conducts this class. Sat, Sep 17, Noon-2 pm Fee: $39 Members: $34 Materials: $10 (Pay Instructor) Location: The Melting Pot

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New! Samosas: Sweet & Savory These delicious pastries are the most popular snack in India. In this hands-on class, get tips and tricks on making the dough and filling from scratch as well as the chutney (dipping sauces) that go along with it. Prepare Samosas (savory pastries filled with curried potatoes), Somasi (sweet samosas filled with nuts and raisins), Potato Puffs (puff pastry with curried potatoes), Mint Chutney and Sweet & Sour Chutney. Please bring a cutting board, chef’s knife, rolling pin and apron to class. Wed, Jul 13, 6:30-9:30 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44 Materials: $15 (Pay Instructor) Location: Steel Magnolia Kitchen

Indian Street Food


Take a trip to Mumbai and get a taste of authentic Indian fast food made by the street vendors. Make some Pav Bhaji (toasted bun topped with spicy mixed vegetable curry), Vada Pav (toasted bun with fried potato dumplings) along with dipping sauces, Mint Chutney and Sweet & Sour Chutney. Cool down with a glass of Lassi, a popular yogurt drink! Bring a cutting board, chef’s knife, rolling pin and apron to class. Wed, Sep 14, 6:30-9:30 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44 Materials: $20 (Pay Instructor) Location: Steel Magnolia Kitchen

Viji Gururajan is an expert in Indian vegetarian/vegan cooking and specializes in the cuisine of South India, which she learned from her grandmother and mother.

Cake Pops!


Cake pops are the latest trend in baking! What could be more fun to eat than moist cake that has been candy coated and popped onto a lollipop stick? Get tips and tricks on assembling, dipping and decorating your cake pops as you transform them into adorable creations. Supply list will be provided upon registration. Mary Ellen Edd has over 40 years of experience with cake and cookie decorating and is a certified Wilton instructor. Sat, Jul 23, 10 am-1 pm Sun, Aug 28, 10 am-1 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44 Materials: $15 (Pay Instructor) Location: Steel Magnolia Kitchen

Cookie Bouquet Workshop Cookie bouquets make a fun and yummy gift! Make your own cookie bouquet from start to finish and take home the know-how to create more on your own. Learn to bake the perfect cookie and make royal icing. Work with fondant and icing as you decorate your cookies. Leave class with a cookie bouquet, ready for immediate gift giving. Jul: Summer Beach Party. Sep: Fall Theme. Mary Ellen Edd, see bio this page. Sun, Jul 10, Noon-4 pm Sat, Sep 17, Noon-4 pm Fee: $59 Members: $54 Materials: $15 (Pay Instructor) Location: Steel Magnolia Kitchen

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Easy as Pie!

Photo: Sweet & Skinny

New! Sweet & Skinny Desserts Does guilt-free baking sound too good to be true? Join Marisa Churchill, former Top Chef and author of the cookbook Sweet & Skinny, as she teaches you three irresistible low-fat desserts that are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. Prepare classic Chocolate Whoopie Pies with Marshmallow Filling, a quick and easy Lemon Mousse with Fresh Basil and Blueberries, and a Goat Cheese Cheesecake with Lavender Honey and Strawberries that is sure to impress! Marisa Churchill is a pastry chef, the author of Sweet & Skinny, a Food Network Challenge competitor and a former Top Chef. Visit www. Sat, Jul 16, 10 am-1 pm Sat, Jul 16, 2-5 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44 Materials: $10 (Pay Instructor) Location: Steel Magnolia Kitchen

Perfect Pizza, Pasta & Risotto Who can resist these Italian classics? Join Mayumi as you create • Pizza Margherita • Fettuccine with Asparagus, Prosciutto & Cream Sauce • Penne with Feta, Olives & Sun-Dried Tomatoes • Saffron Risotto and • Risotto with Porcini Mushrooms. Bring a cutting board, chef’s knife and apron to class. Mayumi Tavalero, see bio page 15. Mon, Sep 26, 6:30-9:30 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44 Materials: $20 (Pay Instructor) Location: Steel Magnolia Kitchen



Pie making can be easy after you learn the secrets straight from a pro. Prepare the dough from scratch and discover tricks on working and shaping the dough. Learn to make a double crust, crumb topping and lattice crust as well as delicious fillings and creams. Menu: Apple Pie, Strawberry Pie and Banana Cream Pie. Please bring an apron and rolling pin to class. David Mori has been a professional baker for 24 years and is the owner of a personal chef business, Chef2U. Visit www.rosevillechef2u. com. Sat, Aug 6, 10 am-1 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44 Materials: $20 (Pay Instructor) Location: Steel Magnolia Kitchen

Asian Style Grilling Spice up your outdoor cooking repertoire with Asian style grilling! Impress friends at your next backyard get-together as you create • Chicken Satay with Spicy Peanut Sauce • Bulgogi (seasoned Rib-Eye) with Chili-Garlic Sauce • Teriyaki Chicken with Asian Slaw • Baby Back Ribs with Hoisin BBQ Sauce. Please bring a cutting board, chef’s knife and an apron to class. Mayumi Tavalero, see bio page 15. Wed, Jul 6, 6:30-9:30 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44 Materials: $20 (Pay Instructor) Location: East Bay Restaurant Supply

Main Dish Summer Salads As the weather heats up, salads make the perfect meal. Prepare four delicious salads with their accompanying dressings. Menu: • Caesar Salad with Grilled Shrimp • Thai Chicken Salad • Greek Pasta Salad with Tomatoes, Feta & Olives and • Salad Nicoise with Grilled Tuna. Please bring a cutting board, chef’s knife and apron to class. Mayumi Tavalero, see bio page 15. Wed, Jul 13, 6:30-9:30 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44 Materials: $20 (Pay Instructor) Location: East Bay Restaurant Supply

All Classes are held at LEX unless otherwise specified

Thai Flavors


Discover how simple it is to prepare several classic Thai dishes with just a few key ingredients. Get tips and techniques straight from Chef Suleka of Thai Basil as you create: • Fresh Salad Rolls • Chicken Satay • Spicy Grilled Beef Salad and • Pad Thai. Bring an apron, cutting board, chef’s knife and cash if you want to purchase additional ingredients. Suleka Sun-Lindley is the chef and owner of Thai Basil, which has been voted as Best Thai every year since 2001 by Sacramento Magazine and Sacramento News & Review. Visit www. Sun, Sep 18, 11:30 am-2:30 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44 Materials: $15 (Pay Instructor) Location: Thai Basil Cafe

Le Cordon Bleu classes are taught by professional chefs. Students receive extensive handouts and enjoy generous samples.

Basic Cooking: Saute & Pan-Fry This class is a must for anyone who is just starting to cook! Learn to sauté, sear and pan-fry as well as prepare simple pan sauces to accompany your creations. Menu: • Chicken Parmesan with Mozzarella and Marinara • Stuffed Pork Tenderloin • Sautéed Vegetables • Asparagus Risotto and • Rice Pilaf. Sat, Jul 30, 10 am-1 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44 Materials: $20 (Pay Instructor)

Fearless Wine & Food Pairing


Take the guesswork out of food and wine pairing! Prepare • Stuffed Mushrooms • Coconut Fried Shrimp • Baked Brie • Peppered New York Steak and • Hazelnut Chocolate Mousse. Enjoy your creations with five wines that have been paired with each dish. Students must be 21 or older. Sat, Sep 17, 10 am-1 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44 Materials: $20 (Pay Instructor)

Artisan Breads Artisan breads offer the basic concepts to baking breads. Work with fresh yeast and learn the tricks to create a master formula. Make a French Baguette, Italian Bread, Oreganato, Pugliese and Ciabatta. Sat, Aug 20, 10 am-1 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44 Materials: $20 (Pay Instructor)

French Macarons


Come learn to create the latest culinary craze! A delicate sandwich-like French pastry, sweet and colorful macarons are found in high-end bakeries around the world. Get hands-on practice as you discover the secrets of making macarons in a variety of decadent flavors, including chocolate and passion fruit. Sat, Sep 24, 10 am-1 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44 Materials: $20 (Pay Instructor)

Le Cordon Bleu requires all students to wear pants and closed-toe shoes to class for safety. All classes are held at Le Cordon Bleu. Bring several small containers to class to take home your creations.

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health & wellness

The Glycemic Index Diet Jumpstart your weight loss, start reversing Type 2 diabetes, help regulate blood sugar better for those with diabetes and prevent other diseases by following the glycemic index. Learn: • Which foods are absolute blood sugar regulation killers • How you can determine the GI of foods quickly and easily • How to use the GI to start losing weight immediately. Donna Schwontkowski is a retired chiropractic physician and has a masters in nutrition. Tue, Sep 27, 6:30-9 pm Fee: $45 Members: $40 Materials: $10 (Pay Instructor)

Laughter Yoga


Laughter Yoga is a form of exercise that combines simulated exercises with yoga breathing techniques. Laughter Yoga reduces stress, boosts your immune system and increases your general level of happiness. There are no fancy stretches or poses. It is really fun! Erin Cote is a certified Laughter Yoga instructor. She trained at the American School of Laughter Yoga. Thu, Sep 22, 7-8:30 pm Fee: $29 Members: $24

Join the workout craze that’s sweeping the nation! Zumba is a fun, low-impact, aerobic workout with simple Latin dance moves. It’s an amazing workout. Prepare to sweat and have a great time! For all fitness levels. Mirror Ballroom instructors teach this course. Visit 4 Tue, Jul 5-26, 6:30-7:15 pm 4 Tue, Aug 2-23, 6:30-7:15 pm 4 Tue, Sep 6-27, 6:30-7:15 pm Fee: $29 Members: $24 Location: Mirror Ballroom

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Self-Hypnosis for Weight Management Are you discouraged with constant dieting? Do you lose weight only to gain it back? Would you like to achieve your desired weight and maintain it for life? Spend just four hours and learn a proven, systematic, comfortable method to create a slimmer, healthier you. Find out why willpower does not work. Through the power of suggestion and relaxation, learn to control your appetite, change your mental programming, reprogram eating patterns and relieve stress. 2 Tue, Oct 4 & 11, 7-9 pm Fee: $59 Members: $54 Materials: $15 (Optional)

Sleep Deeply & Restfully Recent sleep research has led to new and effective techniques for relaxing and getting the sleep you need. Day sleepers and those who work variable shifts may also find this class helpful. Bring a pillow and a small blanket or mat. Sleep soundly after this class or take it again for free. Mon, Sep 12, 6:30-9 pm Fee: $45 Members: $40 Materials: $15 (Optional)

Stop Smoking Forever in One Session! Get the absolute most effective therapy to be permanently smoke free. In just over two hours, you’ll quit with no discomfort and no weight gain. Quit smoking or take this class again for free. Wed, Sep 7, 6:30-9 pm Fee: $45 Members: $40 Materials: $15 (Optional)

Jay Tinsman is a licensed MFT and has specialized in hypnosis for 20 years. Visit www.

spirituality The Power of Meditation

Private Readings with Monet Brooks

Increase your personal power, trust your intuition and create new visions for your future through meditation. Creation begins in our hearts and mind. When we are able to quiet our minds, ground our bodies and connect with the spirit within us, we can move mountains. Discover the true power that you possess within. Monet Brooks is a highly skilled clairvoyant, medium, spiritual teacher and medical intuitive. She is the producer of Meditation Light CD. Visit Wed, Sep 14, 6:30-9:30 pm Fee: $39 Members: $34

Monet channels insight and words of wisdom from the divine and determines the appropriate action for healing. Onehour sessions can be arranged by calling Learning Exchange at 916-929-9200. Wed, Sep 14, Noon-5 pm Fee: $135

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personal growth

Successful Retirement New! for Couples A fulfilling life after retirement is more than just financial planning – it also requires addressing your emotional and social needs as an individual and as a couple. As you and your partner prepare for this transition, gain the tools to begin a planning dialogue, identify the key variables affecting your retirement and develop retirement goals and timeline for yourself and as a couple. Students are welcome to attend as singles, but attending with your partner is encouraged. Dennis Fisher, MFT, is a licensed therapist, instructor and author of Easy Boomer Reitrement: How to Enjoy the 3rd of Your Life. Visit Tue, Sep 20, 6-9 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44 Couples: $85

Healthy Boundaries Learn specific boundary language and skills to keep you whole and sane. Developing the proper use of boundaries and using them can skyrocket your self-confidence and personal power. Discover how to be real without being mean and how to stop others from taking advantage of you. End your struggles and feel empowered! Nichole Carrington, Ph.D., is a Certified Professional Coach, NLP trainer and President of Spirit’s Wisdom, specializing in coaching, consulting and training for personal life mastery. Visit Wed, Jul 6, 6-8:30 pm Fee: $45 Members: $40 Materials: $10 (Pay Instructor)


Finding Love & Romance After 50 If you are searching for romance, love and marriage after 50, this interactive workshop gives you the practical tools to make it happen. Identify your own values and traits in terms of love and relationships and determine if you are ready to date. Find out how to recognize a potential match and develop a plan for meeting your ideal partner. Get on your way to a productive and enjoyable dating experience! Bill Blazek, MFT, has been a licensed marriage therapist for over 20 years and Lorna Sheveland, MA has been a certified life coach since 1996. They have been together for 10 years. Visit Sat, Sep 24, 9 am-1 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44 Materials: $10 (Pay Instructor)

All Classes are held at LEX unless otherwise specified

7 Habits to a Lasting, Loving Relationship Discover seven practical, spiritually-based strategies for a lasting, loving relationship. Learn a step-by-step method for creating common dreams, resolving conflicts and saying what you mean without being mean or defensive. These strategies have proven to be effective with thousands of couples for over 30 years. This class is taught with safety and privacy. Wed, Sep 21, 6:30-9:30 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44 Couples: $85 Materials: $10 (Pay Instructor)

Finding Joy in Difficult Times


In today’s troubled times, many of us have been forced to deal with change we did not ask for, like the loss of a job or relationship, an illness, or living on less. Discover specific practical methods to not only grieve a loss, but to thrive and find joy, renewal, and meaning in difficult, turbulent times. Discover how to get past your fears and frustrations and retrain your brain to master new challenges. Tue, Sep 13, 6:30-9:30 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44 Materials: $10 (Pay Instructor)

Richard Lui, MS, MFT, is an author and a licensed therapist with over 30 years experience.

Online classes you can schedule at your convenience! All classes are $99 each Upcoming sessions start Jul 20 • Aug 17 • Sep 21 Business & Management

Accounting Fundamentals Creating A Successful Business Plan Fundamentals Of Supervision And Management Professional Sales Skills

Career Ideas & Development Evidence Law Legal Nurse Consulting Real Estate Law Survival Kit For New Teachers

Computer Applications

Computer & Web Programming Creating Web Graphics with Photoshop CS3 Achieving Top Search Engine Positions Introduction to CSS and XHTML Designing Effective Websites


Instant Italian Beginning Conversational French Speed Spanish Conversational Japanese

Personal Enrichment

Computer Skills For The Workplace Introduction To Database Development Introduction To Linux Introduction To PC Security

Assisting Aging Parents Drawing for the Absolute Beginner Genealogy Basics Keys to Effective Communication Merrill Ream Speed Reading

Personal Finance

Writing & Publishing

Debt Elimination Techniques That Work The Analysis & Valuation Of Stocks Introduction To Stock Options

Beginning Writer’s Workshop Grammar Refresher Romance Writing Secrets

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music Let’s Uke! If you’ve always thought it was too hard to play an instrument, then the ukulele is for you! Portable, inexpensive and easy to learn, you will be playing songs by the end of the first session. Learn chord strumming and music basics with fun folk, popular and Hawaiian songs. Information on purchasing a ukulele (about $30) will be provided upon registration. Lew Johnson is a credentialed music teacher who has taught a variety of instruments to children and adults for many years. He teaches privately and at Folsom Lake College. 4 Mon, Sep 12-Oct 3, 6:30-7:30 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44

Piano Your Teachers Never Taught You In this workshop, learn: • 72 chords and 156 hand positions • How to read music from a lead sheet and books • Tools of the trade that make you sound like a pro. This unique piano technique includes demonstration and lecture and encourages hands-on practice at home by using Todd’s study book and CD. Students who do not read treble clef can request a free how-to pamphlet upon registration from the instructor. Todd Walker has been a professional musician and teacher for 25 years. Sat, Sep 10, 2-5 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44 Materials: $27 (Pay Instructor)

dance Salsa

Social Dance

Salsa dance is fun, social and a passion that lasts a lifetime. This beginners course teaches fundamental footwork, turns and moves. Also covered is the foundation of leading and following. 4 Tue, Jul 5-26, 7:30-8:15 pm 4 Tue, Aug 2-23, 7:30-8:15 pm 4 Tue, Sep 6-27, 7:30-8:15 pm Fee: $29 Members: $24

Level 1

Nightclub Dances Learn the Merengue, Hustle, East Coast Swing and Nightclub 2 Step. 4 Thu, Jul 7-28, 6:30-7:15 pm 4 Thu, Aug 4-25, 6:30-7:15 pm 4 Thu, Sep 1-22, 6:30-7:15 pm Fee: $29 Members: $24

Hip Hop Learn to hit the beat, pop, strut and express yourself to music in ways you never thought possible. 4 Mon, Aug 1-22, 6:30-7:15 pm Fee: $29 Members: $24


This class is designed for those of us with two left feet. Gain basic survival skills in social dancing situations. Learn the basics in Waltz, Tango, Rumba, Foxtrot and Swing. Learn how to lead or follow. Gain confidence on the dance floor. 4 Thu, Jul 7-28, 7:30-8:15 pm 4 Thu, Aug 4-25, 7:30-8:15 pm 4 Thu, Sep 1-22, 7:30-8:15 pm Fee: $29 Members: $24

Level 2 Now that you are comfortable with the basics on the dance floor, take your skills to the next level. 4 Wed, Jul 6-27, 7:30-8:15 pm 4 Wed, Aug 3-24, 7:30-8:15 pm 4 Wed, Sep 7-28, 7:30-8:15 pm Fee: $29 Members: $24

Mirror Ballroom instructors teach these classes. Visit All dance classes held at Mirror Ballroom.

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careers Become a Notary in One Day Seminar & State Exam Learn about new legislation and how to pass the official Notary exam (must be taken every four years). Identify document signers, keep a journal, fill out certificates and avoid lawsuits. Class includes a practice Notary Public Exam. If you would like to take the exam you must bring: 1. A check made payable to the Secretary of State for $40. 2. Proper photo ID (current Driver’s License or State issued ID card). 3. 2x2 passport color photo. Class is 8:30 am-4 pm, registration for exam is 4:15-5 pm and the exam is 5-6 pm. Bring a sack lunch. Sat, Sep 24, 8:30 am-6 pm Fee: $119 Members: $114 Materials: $30 (Pay Instructor) Exam Fee: $40

Renewing Notaries State Required Seminar As of January 2009, Renewing Notaries must take an Approved Notary Refresher course. Review all laws and regulations required to know to continue as a Notary. You must take the exam and be fingerprinted again. Six hour approved course must be taken first and there can be no lapse in your commission. Otherwise, you are required to take the 6-hour course again. Registration for exam is 4:15-5 pm and exam is from 5-6 pm. For the exam, you must bring the following: $40 check payable to Secretary of State, current driver’s license with photo or state issued ID card, 2x2 passport color photo, two #2 pencils. Live Scan Fingerprints required after you pass the exam. Serious conviction may disqualify applicant. Sat, Sep 24, 12:30-6 pm Fee: $59 Members: $54 Materials: $30 (Pay Instructor) Exam Fee: $40

Notary Public Seminars has been a leading public course provider in California for nearly 20 years.


Become a Community Education Instructor Would you like to use your life experience to help others or make some extra money as an instructor? Community colleges, parks and rec groups and adult education programs are always looking for new classes. Learn from a seasoned pro how to get started in this lucrative part-time profession. Discover how to choose a subject, write a compelling course description, double your income with addons and much more. No teaching credential needed. Materials fee includes 30 minute after-class consultation. David Cook has been teaching his popular “Build Your Dream House for a Song” class for over 10 years. Visit Sat, Oct 1, 2-5 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44 Materials: $30 (Pay Instructor)

Get a State Job Despite the current budget issues, you can still be hired by the state during a ‘hiring freeze’. But, you have to know how the state’s civil service works. Record numbers of baby boomers are retiring and California’s mandated programs must be serviced by new hires. Come to this class and learn how to find the exams/jobs, how to apply and test, what the benefits are and how to continue up the career ladder once you are in. Michelle Allen has worked for five different State agencies and was on-loan to the Governor’s Office. She is the author of How to Get a Job With the State and provides one-on-one consulting. Visit Wed, Sep 14, 6:30-9:30 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44 Materials: $10 (Pay Instructor)

All Classes are held at LEX unless otherwise specified

Break Into Voice-Overs

Indie Filmmaking: Getting Started

Have you been told you have a great voice? This overview of the business provides you the full range of voice-over delivery styles including hard sells, soft sells, dialogues, industrial narrations and real people. Listen and evaluate commercials. Learn about job opportunities, auditioning and demo tapes. A few lucky students will be taped and critiqued. Susan Hayward is a national award-winning Sacramento-based writer, producer and trainer. Thu, Sep 8, 6:30-9:30 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44

Without a good plan, a film is doomed before it ever gets started. Uncover the basic components of the pre-production process in order to get a project off the ground. Practice building a schedule and budget and discover various ways to finance your film. Get tips on assembling a creative team, running auditions and finding a crew. Lauren Wagner has worked in television and film for 15 years and has produced seven short films. 4 Thu, Jul 7-28, 6:30-8:30 pm Fee: $89 Members: $84

How to Make it in Voice-Overs All-Day Workshop



Get the real story on the voice-over industry and explore the key things you need to know and do in order to succeed in this highly competitive field. Discover the latest information on the business, how to get started and the equipment needed to compete in today’s market. Read and record copy from different genres of voice-overs and receive a personal evaluation. Bring a sack lunch. Ideal follow-on class to Break Into Voice-Overs. D.C. Goode is a veteran voice talent who has done thousands of projects covering all areas of voice-over work. Visit Sat, Sep 17, 10 am-4:30 pm Fee: $89 Members: $84

money matters Building Your Financial Portfolio On $25 a Month or Less! Learn to invest in safe secure growth stocks that are historically proven and will even gain during a recession. Discover how to by-pass your broker and keep the profit for yourself. Plus understand what is happening in our economy and stock market today and how to use this to improve your own finances. Bobbie and Eric Christensen are nationally known financial experts, retired bankers and best-selling authors of two investment books. Visit Thu, Sep 29, 6-9 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44 Materials: $15 (Pay Instructor)

Save Big with Couponing How would you like to regularly save 60-90% on your grocery and personal care items? It’s possible if you know the secrets of strategic shopping and couponing! Discover how to scan sales ads for deals, how to stack coupons for maximum savings, which stores have the best deals for the week, how to time your purchases and much more. Start seeing immediate savings on your grocery bill! Lori Lee has been an avid couponer for the past two years and has successfully saved thousands of dollars, averaging $500 savings per month. Visit Sat, Aug 6, 10 am-1 pm Fee: $39 Members: $34

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real estate The Successful Landlord This comprehensive class is carefully designed to protect you from unknowingly violating the rights of your tenants and teaches you how to take full advantage of the many legal rights available to knowledgeable landlords. Learn how to: • Properly prepare rentals to meet California’s strict habitability requirements • Thoroughly and legally screen prospective tenants • Quickly and inexpensively evict bad tenants • Collect your money judgements for unpaid rent and damages • Understand the complexities of the numerous documents you need to effectively and profitably manage your rentals. Gary Link is a Sacramento attorney who has represented local landlords in over 33,000 eviction cases. Thu, Sep 29, 6-9 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44

Profit from Foreclosures Distressed properties can be acquired at a substantial discount five different ways. Discover how to make each kind of purchase and ways to minimize the risks and maximize the rewards. Learn how to locate real estate bargains, negotiate with sellers, identify title and debt problems before you purchase and close the deal. Warren Racine has been a licensed California Real Estate Broker for more than 32 years and is an investor in foreclosures. Visit Sat, Sep 17, 9 am-Noon Fee: $49 Members: $44 Materials: $3 (Pay Instructor)

business/finance Grant Writing Proposals for Nonprofits Part I

Part II

Start writing successful proposals today and get the money and resources you need. Topics include: • Learn how to ask for what you want • Discover the best unknown type of proposals • What you must do before submitting proposals • The steps and submission process of proposals • How to find and respond to RFP’s (Request for Proposals) • Tips on how to narrow down your program or project. $30 materials fee covers both classes. Sat, Sep 10, 9 am-Noon Fee: $49 Members: $44 Materials: $30 (Pay Instructor)

Are you losing funding or do you want to expand? Learn: • How to stand out from the competition • Locate untapped sources for available funding • Important points about managing funds once received • How to use any rejections as a ‘sure win’ for next time • Suggestions on how to integrate funded programs into your organization • Tips on creating policies and procedures to ensure ethical and effective management. Part I is recommended; but not required. Sat, Sep 10, 1-4 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44 Materials: $30 (Pay Instructor)

Trina McKie has worked with hundreds of small businesses and non-profits in a variety of areas, including program development, financial structuring and operations management for 20 years.


All Classes are held at LEX unless otherwise specified

Import/Export Business Part I

Part II

Do you want to have a business where you travel to foreign countries tax deductible? Learn how to research what US products outside the US are in demand now. Explore ways to find an international buyer and supplier. Also learn what free local resources are available to start or expand your international business. Sat, Sep 24, 10 am-4:30 pm Fee: $79 Members: $74

This workshop offers a hands-on approach to conducting market research, identifying prospective customers and untapped markets. How to gain insight into global trade activities of a target country. Learn how culture impacts your business strategy, negotiating to penetrate cultural barriers. Discussion also includes tools that facilitate international trade transactions such as using contract manufacturing, NAFTA and other trade agreements. Prerequisite: Import/Export Business class or two years of experience in importing and/or exporting. Sat, Oct 1, 10 am-4:30 pm Fee: $79 Members: $74

Center For Intl Trade Development has

provided Sacramento regional businesses with coaching, training and research relating to the global market place since 1989.

Find Anything on Anyone Almost any fact you might want to learn about an individual, business or licensed professional can be found by researching public records. Learn how to access public records via your computer with a listing of commonly used ‘free’ databases. Gather information quickly, legally and on your own! John Kennedy, owner of John Kennedy & Associates, has been a Private Investigator for 14 years. Wed, Sep 21, 6:30-9:30 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44

Write Your Own Will Don’t put off doing your Will, Durable Power of Attorney and Advance Health Care Directive another day. Learn the decisions that need to be made and how to put them into a properly drafted Will. Class includes a scheduled consultation with the instructor to go over your specific concerns, review your documents for accuracy and assist you in their proper execution. Mark Drobny is the founder and owner of Drobny Law Offices. He brings over 28 years experience helping clients plan their estates. Tue, Sep 20, 6-9 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44 Couples: $85 Materials: $10 (Pay Instructor) Location: Drobny Law Office

legal/investigations Divorce Course Are you separated from your spouse or thinking of dissolving your marriage? Learn your basic legal rights and obligations as well as the dissolution process. Child custody and support, property rights and spousal support issues are discussed. Hal Bartholomew is a family law attorney, mediator and collaborative lawyer with over 30 years of experience. Visit Tue, Sep 6, 6:30-9 pm Fee: $45 Members: $40 Location: Bartholomew & Wasznicky Law Offices

Collaborative Divorce Collaborative Divorce is a new process allowing parties and their attorneys to work as a team to resolve disputes respectfully. Class also reviews the basics of divorce process, litigation and divorce mediation. Hal Bartholomew, see bio above. Tue, Sep 13, 6:30-9 pm Fee: $45 Members: $40 Location: Bartholomew & Wasznicky Law Offices

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Summer Hours Monday - Friday 10 am - 5 pm Closed Saturday & Sunday Closed July 4 & September 5

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All Classes are held at LEX unless otherwise specified


iPhones, iPads, and I’m Lost!


With today’s iPhone and iPad, you now have a computer, Web browser, e-book reader, personal organizer and more - all in your hand! In this entertaining class, figure out what these devices are all about. Find out how to set up your iPhone or iPad for email, texting, WiFi networks and Bluetooth. Discover how to sync with your computer using iTunes, find and install apps, take terrific photos, send photos to friends and more. Bob Cohen is a technology coach and educator, speaker, blogger and author of three books, including Social Networking for Beginners. Visit Thu, Jul 21, 6:30-9:30 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44 Materials: $20 (Optional)

Software Training at New Horizons Acrobat 9.0

Illustrator CS5

Project 2003

Dreamweaver CS5

InDesign CS5

Project 2007

Excel 2003

Outlook 2003

Excel 2007

Outlook 2007

Excel 2010

Outlook 2010

Flash CS5

PowerPoint 2003

HTML 4.01

PowerPoint 2007

Level 1 & 2 Level 1

Level 1, 2 & 3 Level 1, 2 & 3 Level 1, 2 & 3 Level 1 & 2

Level 1, 2 & 3

Level 1 & 2 Level 1 & 2 Level 1 & 2

Level 1, 2 & 3 Level 1, 2 & 3 Level 1 & 2 Level 1 & 2

PowerPoint 2010

Level 1 & 2 Level 1 & 2

Project 2010 Level 1 & 2

Windows 7 Level 1

Word 2003

Level 1, 2 & 3

Word 2007

Level 1, 2 & 3

Word 2010

Level 1, 2 & 3

Level 1 & 2

All classes are held at New Horizons. Visit for all dates, times and fees. 48 hour advance registration is required. (916) 929-9200 •


A Purse of Your Own


The 7 Wealthy Habits of Financially Successful Women Wealthy women think, act and view things differently when they manage their finances. Join author and Wealth Coach, Deborah Owens, as she shares the seven key secrets to their success. Discover how changing your outlook can change your financial outcome and how to identify your strengths to position yourself for success. Gain the tools to find the money you already have to save and invest. Learn to turn problems into financial opportunities and find out how creating value for others can be the path for creating wealth for yourself. Get on the road toward financial security!

Deborah Owens is the author of three books, including her latest, A Purse

In addition, we’ll send you frequent email coupons and program updates.

See you in class! *discount does not apply to online classes.

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Of Your Own: The Easy Guide to Financial Security and is the wealth coach on My Generation TV, a lifestyle program on PBS. For over 10 years, she has also hosted a radio show, Wealthy Lifestyles, on the NPR affiliate in Baltimore, Maryland. Visit Register online: Class listed Thu, Sep 29, 6:30-8:30 pm in Special Guests Fee: $39 Members: $34

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