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Special Activities Pre School Art & Crafts General Education Dog Training Park Ranger Activities Home & Garden Language Computer/Technology Fitness Yoga Martial Arts Dance Wellness Sports Cards, Socials & Fun Trips Active Lifestyles Ages 50+ Fine Print

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Special Activities

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HeartChase Tri-Cities

Richland Parks and Recreation is teaming up with Kadlec Regional Medical Center to host the first HeartChase Tri-Cities on Saturday, March 24. The HeartChase event brings families, friends and coworkers of all ages together in a community-wide fundraising competition to uncover clues, solve puzzles and complete challenges in a race to the finish line. The event kick-off begins at 9:00am in the Richland Community Center. For more information or to register go to www.heartchasetricities.org

Morning with Mr. Bunny... Pancakes too! Join Mr. Bunny for a wonderful pancake breakfast followed by spring egg hunt, fun crafts, exciting games, and great prizes. The Bunny activities are for ages 10 and under, and the Pancake Breakfast is for the whole family. Please bring a basket to gather your eggs! Your child's photo with Mr. Bunny is included. Register by March 30 to have your name placed in a drawing for a special prize! Breakfast 9:30-10:30am Bunny Activities 10:00-11:00am 5859 Saturday, March 31 9:30-11:00am Richland Community Center, Riverview Room $5.50(R)/$6.75(N) Kids $3.75 Adult Breakfast Applicable tax included.


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March for Respect March is Developmental Disabilities Month. The City of Richland, ARC of Tri-Cities and about a dozen other agencies are honoring this designation by hosting a “March for Respect.” This yearly event is a celebration of citizens with developmental disabilities. The event is to promote respect as well as honor those that live every day with a developmental disability. This day is moreover intended to celebrate abilities and contributions. The event will take place at John Dam Plaza on Saturday, March 31 at 12:00 pm. Participants will meet at John Dam Plaza and be led by State Dignitaries on a walk around Richland City Hall along George Washington Way, west on Swift Boulevard and returning to John Dam Plaza on Jadwin Avenue. Before and after the walk, participants will be able purchase t-shirts celebrating the “March” and also enjoy free hot dogs and drinks.

Kite Festival

Come join members of the Ben Franklin Kite Society for the Annual Kite Festival. This “fun-fly” event, hosted by the Society and Recreation Department, encourages parents and grandparents to show their kids how they made and flew kites in the early days! Kite information will be available to attendees at the park. No fee. Sunday, April 8 11:00am-4:00pm Columbia Point Marina Park


Pre School

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DIY Preschool Fun! Instructor: Danyelle Mathews Min. 1 / Max. 4 This class is designed for parents and their preschool aged child. Come learn simple activities to do with your youngster! You and your child will work together on a project to take home. Each participant will receive a handout with craft ideas, learning activities and games. Parent/guardian must accompany child for duration of the program. This program is sponsored by LaVilla Espresso. Richland and Pasco Parks and Recreation Departments are working together to provide a better selection of classes, with registration available in either location (City of Pasco residents receive resident rate when they register in Pasco, and City of Richland residents receive resident rate when they register in Richland). 5901 Saturday, April 28 10:00-11:00am La Villa Espresso, 5025 Rd 68, Pasco $15.00(R)/$18.75(N)

Parent Co-Op, Birth to 1 Year Instructor: Cle Ella Mattox-Sapp Min. 10 / Max. 15 This parent-assist co-op provides an opportunity for new parents to interact while children engage in developmentally appropriate activities. The curriculum includes music, baby art, finger plays, water play, and painting. The parenting education instructor discusses contemporary family issues, helps parents develop realistic age-level expectations, clarifies personal child rearing values and explores child guidance techniques. Instructor will provide a supply list. Tuesdays, 9:15-10:45am 5892 March 20-June 5 (No class April 3) Wright Street Fire Station, 507 Wright Street $100.00(R)/$125.00(N)


Pre School

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Parent/Young Toddlers Co-Op 1-2 years

Parent/Toddler Cooperative Instructor: Lynne Bitten Min. 10 / Max. 15 Parents and children (24 months and up) attend class together on a weekly basis. This learning program, taught by an early childhood specialist, includes developmentally appropriate activities that involve both the parent and child. The instructor discusses contemporary family issues, helps parents develop realistic age-level expectations, clarifies personal child rearing values and explores child guidance techniques. Thursdays, 9:15-11:15am 5894 March 22-June 7 (No class April 5) Wright Street Fire Station, 507 Wright Street $100.00(R)/$125.00(N)

Instructor: Cle Ella Mattox-Sapp Min. 10 / Max. 15 This class celebrates your child's first through second year of life. Parents and children meet once a week to learn and play in a pleasing setting that teaches age appropriate music, games and crafts. Parents are involved in all aspects of this child oriented atmosphere, helping to develop realistic age-level expectations, clarify personal child rearing values, better understand child development, explore child guidance techniques and discuss contemporary family issues. Instructor will provide a supply list. Wednesdays, 9:15-11:15am 5893 March 21-June 6 (No class April 4) Wright Street Fire Station, 507 Wright Street $100.00(R)/$125.00(N)


Arts & Crafts

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Basic Drawing Instructor: James Chicouris Min. 4 / Max. 6 Students will learn how to see and draw animate and inanimate objects as a prerequisite to painting. Each student will supply their own materials. Material list will be printed on your receipt. Please bring supplies to first class. Thursdays, 9:30-11:00am 5858 March Richland Community Center, Arts & Crafts Room $35.00(R)/$43.75(N)

Greeting Card Recycling Come join the volunteer group recycling greeting cards on Mondays and Fridays from 9:00-11:00am in the Meeting Room at the Richland Community Center.

Greeting Cards Training

Craft Lovers Learn Together

Instructor: Gayle Garvie Min. 3/ Max. 20 Do you have a project in mind, but just need a little help? Bring your project to this class and enjoy working with like-minded craft lovers who can teach you what you need to succeed. You may be working on jewelry, papercrafts, needlework, or even a quilt! Or, you may just like the social benefits of learning together. If so, this twice monthly class is for you! Every other Wednesday 10:00 am – 12:00 pm March 14 and 28 5985 5986 April 11 and 25 5987 May 9 and 23 Richland Community Center, Meeting Room $7.25(R)/$9.00(N)

Want to learn how to recycle cards? Come to the free training held the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 9:30-11:30 am in the Richland Community Center, Arts & Crafts Room. Tuesdays, 9:30-11:30am


Arts & Crafts

7 Kite Making

Cute & Clever Sun Visor Instructor: Lorraine Ferqueron Min. 3 / Max. 6 These attractive and playful sun visors draw comments and admiration everywhere they are worn. Come let Lorraine teach you to make your own! You will find a materials list on your receipt. Tuesday, 9:30-11:30am 5841 May 15 Richland Community Center, Arts & Crafts Room $7.25(R)/$9.00(N)

Instructor: Greg Greger Min. 10 / Max. 20 Parents, kids, grandchildren, everyone! Join us during school spring break and learn to make a 'Conover Eddy' kite guaranteed to fly! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Prompt arrival is important to successfully construct your kite. Must pre-register. Registration fee includes two kites. Wednesday, 10:00am-12:30pm 5836 April 4 Richland Community Center, Activity Room $4.00(R)/$5.00(N)

Pin & Password To register for classes and programs online, a pin and password must first be secured. There are three ways of obtaining your personal pin and password: 1. Email parksrec@ci.richland.wa.us with your name, address, cell phone, gender, birthdate and the same for all family members; or 2. Walk in to the Parks and Recreation Department, in the Richland Community Center, 500 Amon Park Drive; or 3. Phone 942-7529


General Education

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Become a Chess Champion! Instructor: Gregg Dillingham Min. 6 / Max. 20 Have you always wanted to play Chess, but had no one to teach you? Have you wanted to improve your game, but didn't know how? Join our Monday night Chess class and learn what it takes to become a champion! Mondays, 6:00-8:00pm 5904 March $48.00(R)/$60.00(N) 5905 April $60.00(R)/$75.00(N) 5906 May (No class May 28) $36.00(R)/$45.00(N) Richland Community Center, Games Room

Chess Quads

The Art of Juggling Instructor: William Barr, Rachel Leshikar Min. 8 / Max. 25 Come learn to juggle, increase your juggling skills, or add juggling to some skill you already have. Juggling is fun, healthy and beneficial. William and Rachel have been juggling, performing, and teaching for decades, and are well known within the juggling community. Open to all ages. Sundays, 4:00-5:30pm 5890 March 4, 11 April 8, 15, 22, 29, May 6 Richland Community Center, Activity Room $16.50(R)/$20.50(N)

Instructor: Gregg Dillingham Min. 4 / Max. 40 Quads are four-man round robin chess tournaments, with the sections organized by strength/ability. Each participant plays every other person in his/her quad, and thus three opponents. Each round of play is an hour or less. Score sheets, pencils and some clocks are available. Games are NWSRS rated. Time controls are G30. Bring your own clock if you require one. Boards and pieces are provided. Parents accompany children 12 and under. Saturdays, 6:00-9:00pm (No play March 3, 24 and April 21) Richland Community Center, Games Room $6.00(R)/$7.50(N) Per Evening Applicable tax included.


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Hunter Education (Fast Paced Class Designed for Self-Learners) Instructor: Mike Patello Min. 4 / Max. 30 This course offers comprehensive instruction in: Proper Use of Firearms, Firearms Safety, Sportsmanship, Conservation, and Personal Safety while Enjoying the Outdoors. This course is required for all first-time hunters born on or after January 1, 1972. Class is taught by Washington State Certified Instructors. Participants must attend each class date and complete a behavior contract to obtain certification. The March session of Hunter's Education is a fast paced class designed for selflearners. 5889 Thursday, March 1 6:00-9:30pm Thursday, March 8 6:00-9:30pm Friday, March 9 6:00-9:30pm Richland Community Center, Arts & Crafts Room $5.50(R)/$6.75(N)

Introduction to Fly Fishing Instructor: Rich Holten Min. 4 / Max. 15 Get ready for spring fly fishing! The Columbia Basin Fly Casters help you select and prepare the right gear and flies. Learn about fly-casting, how to tie the right knots, and how to choose a great flyfishing hole in the Tri-Cities. Attendees should bring their favorite fly rod so the instructor can help load backing, line, leader, and tippet (if not already installed). Classroom instruction includes fly fishing preparation and hands-on casting. Tuesdays, 6:00-8:00pm 5805 April 17-May 1 Richland Community Center, Arts & Crafts Room $12.00(R)/$15.00(N)


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Party Planning Instructor: Danyelle Mathews Min. 5 / Max. 12 Participants will learn the basics of planning children's parties. The instructor will go over everything from choosing a theme, to teaching you how to locate the best deals on supplies. Each participant will receive a handout of resources and websites to help plan their next party. Richland and Pasco Parks and Recreation Departments are working together to provide a better selection of classes, with registration available in either location (City of Pasco residents receive resident rate when they register in Pasco, and City of Richland residents receive resident rate when they register in Richland). Thursday, 7:00-8:00pm 5903 April 12 Ruth Livingston Elementary School $15.00(R)/$18.75(N)

CPR/FIRST AID Instructor: Kevin Crowley Min. 4 / Max. 10 This three-hour course follows the American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines for infant, child and adult Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) with basic first aid. The first two hours focus on CPR and the last hour on First-Aid. You can choose to take CPR only, or the entire course. Upon completion, you will receive certification, valid for two years. 5895 Wednesday, March 14 9:00am-12:00pm Richland Community Center, Arts & Crafts Room CPR Only $26.75(R)/$33.75(N) CPR/First Aid $47.75(R)/$60.00(N)


Dog Training

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Puppy Class

Instructor: Krystal Ellingson Introduction to basic obedience for dogs under eight months of age. Learn how to teach your puppy: sit, down, stay, recall, leash training, household manners, behavior solutions and more. This class has a special emphasis on socialization and includes ten minutes of playtime in each class as well as opportunities for off leash training (indoors only). Puppies entering this class must show proof of at least two puppy vaccination shots. This course teaches your puppy how to learn in a fun and positive way. No prerequisite. This class does not have a specific start date. Classes are held every Saturday at 10:30am or 1:30pm. Participants must pre-register and may begin their six-week class at any time. Once the participants start, they must attend the six-week session consecutively. Registration for this class is unavailable on-line. Must register in person. 5728 Saturdays, 10:30-11:30am Starting any Saturday you choose! Richland Community Center, Arts & Crafts Room $125.00(R)/$156.25(N)

Paws-Ability Place at Badger Mountain Community Park 350 Keene Road, Richland WA 2.5 acre fenced area designed as a space for dogs to play leash-free.

All Ages/Basic

Instructor: Krystal Ellingson Introduction to basic obedience for dogs of all ages. Learn how to teach and refine skills such as: sit, stay, recall, leash training, household manners, behavior solutions and more. There will be opportunities for controlled interaction between dogs in this class. This course teaches your dog how to learn in a fun and positive way. No prerequisite. This class does not have a specific start date. Classes are held every Saturday at 12 noon. Participants must pre-register and may begin their six-week class at any time. Once the participants start, they must attend the six-week session consecutively. Registration for this class is unavailable on-line. Must register in person. 5729 Saturdays, 12:00-1:00pm Starting any Saturday you choose! Richland Community Center, Arts & Crafts Room $125.00(R)/$156.25(N)


Dog Training

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Bachelor's Canine Life and Social Skills

Instructor: Krystal Ellingson Min. 4 / Max. 6 After your dog has completed its basic education, it is time to work on advanced training. Canine Life and Social Skills starts with B.A., then M.A., and finally ends with Ph.D – each level represents a separate course. These classes work on teaching good manners for household and family dogs as well as helping owners to better understand their dogs. This class includes six weeks of regular class, and an evaluation during the last class. Saturdays, 3:00-4:00pm 5978 February 25-March 31 Richland Community Center, Arts & Crafts Room $125.00(R)/$156.25(N)

Master's Canine Life and Social Skills

Instructor: Krystal Ellingson Min. 4 / Max. 6 After your dog has completed basic education, its time to work on advanced training. Canine Life and Social Skills starts with B.A., then M.A., and finally ends with Ph.D – each level represents a separate course. These classes work on teaching good manners for household and family dogs as well as helping owners to better understand their dogs. This class includes six weeks of regular class, and an evaluation during the last class. Prerequisite: B.A. Canine Life and Social Skills Saturdays, 4:30-5:30pm 5976 March 3-April 7 5988 April 14-May19 Richland Community Center, Arts & Crafts Room $125.00(R)/$156.25(N)

“The great pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too.” Samuel Butler

Ph.D. Canine Life and Social Skills

Instructor: Krystal Ellingson Min. 4 / Max. 6 After your dog has completed basic education, its time to work on advanced training. Canine Life and Social Skills starts with B.A., then M.A., and finally ends with Ph.D – each level represents a separate course. These classes work on teaching good manners for household and family dogs as well as helping owners to better understand their dogs. This class includes six weeks of regular class, and an evaluation during the last class. Prerequisite: M.A. Canine Life and Social Skills Saturdays, 3:00-4:00pm 5989 April 14-May 19 Richland Community Center, Arts & Crafts Room $125.00(R)/$156.25(N)

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Park Ranger Activities Let’s Geocache and Learn about Nature Geocaching is a worldwide recreational activity enjoyed by GPS users. It involves a GPS user hiding a ‘cache’ (usually a waterproof container that contains a log book and sometimes small items to trade) and posting the coordinates so other GPS users can go on a scavenger hunt to find it. There are geocaches all over the world! Please dress appropriately: Closedtoe shoes are mandatory for all participants. Remember: Water, snack, sun screen and bug repellant. Participants must be accompanied by an adult. Is your group interested in one of our Junior Ranger Activities? Contact: Ranger Jen at 942-7702 or by email at jwheeler@ci.richland.wa.us

13 Bateman Island GeoNature Hike

Instructor: Ranger Jen Min. 4 / Max. 15 Fitness Level: Easy to Moderate. Distance: Varies depending on number of caches the group wants to find. Meeting Location: Wye Park, N46° 14.286 W119° 13.553 5957 Tuesday, April 3 10:00am-12:00pm $3.00(R)/$5.00(N) Hike Only $5.00(R)/$7.00(N) Rent GPS Unit

Yakima Delta Geocache Hike

Instructor: Ranger Jen Min. 4 / Max. 15 Fitness Level: Easy to Moderate Distance: 1.5-2 miles round trip, no elevation Meeting Location: Yakima River Delta Parking Lot 5958 Wednesday, April 4 10:00am-12:00pm $3.00(R)/$5.00(N) Hike Only $5.00(R)/$7.00(N) Rent GPS Unit

Amon Basin Preserve GeoNature Hike

Instructor: Ranger Jen Min. 4 / Max. 15 Fitness Level: Easy to Moderate. Distance: Varies depending on number of caches the group wants to find. Meeting Location: Claybell Park, 425 Broadmoor 5960 Thursday, April 5 10:00am-12:00pm $3.00(R)/$5.00(N) Hike Only $5.00(R)/$7.00(N) Rent GPS Unit

Badger Mountain Geocache Hike

Geocaching 101

Instructor: Ranger Jen Min. 6 / Max. 15 Learn about geocaching and how to use a GPS unit. Go on a geocaching adventure in Howard Amon Park. 5954 Monday, April 2 1:00-3:00pm Richland Community Center, Arts & Crafts Room $3.00(R)/$5.00(N) Individual $5.00(R)/$7.00(N) Family

Instructor: Ranger Jen Min. 4 / Max. 15 Fitness Level: Moderate to Difficult. Distance: Approximately 3 miles. Meeting Location: Parking lot off of Dallas Road 5968 Friday, April 6 10:00am-12:00pm $3.00(R)/$5.00(N) Hike Only $5.00(R)/$7.00(N) Rent GPS Unit


Home & Garden

14 Quilting a Simple Project

Instructor: Lorraine Ferqueron Min. 4 / Max. 8 This three-part class is for those with little or no skill and will teach you some basic principles needed to complete a simple patchwork quilt. Attention will be given to the correct selection, cutting and arrangement of fabric, use of batting, as well as sewing techniques for projects of any size. Please bring your own working sewing machine or contact coordinator at 942-7627 to ask about borrowing one. Supply list provided with receipt. Saturdays, 1:00-3:00pm 5840 March 24-April 28 Richland Community Center, Meeting Room $12.25(R)/$15.25(N)

Basic Sewing for Kids

Instructor: Lorraine Ferqueron Min. 4 / Max. 6 7 - 14 years old. Want to learn how to use a sewing machine and complete a simple project? Come to the Basic Sewing for Kids class! Materials list will be printed on your receipt. (Adult should attend if child is under 10) 2nd & 4th Saturdays each month. Saturdays, 10:30am-12:30pm 5808 March 10, 24, April 14, 28 Richland Community Center, Meeting Room $12.25(R)/$15.25(N)

Know Your Sewing Machine

Instructor: Lorraine Ferqueron Min. 4 / Max. 8 Do you own a sewing machine? Not sure how to use it? Are you thinking of buying one, and want to learn more? This class will introduce you to the basic functions and operation of a typical sewing machine, including threading the machine, winding the bobbin, stitch selection and stitch width, forward and reverse stitching, etc. Please bring your own machine, all parts included, and instruction manual (Watch DVD if one came with machine), or contact coordinator at 942-7627 if you need to borrow a machine. Saturday, 1:00-3:00pm 5838 March 10 Richland Community Center, Meeting Room $7.25(R)/$9.00(N)

Want to Sell Your House?

Instructor: Jerry Bastin, Realtor Min. 4 / Max. 30 Have you thought about selling your house, but are worried about the local market? Should you spend money fixing it up? Is staging worthwhile? Perhaps you've thought about buying a second home. These questions and more will be discussed, along with time set aside to answer your questions. The instructor and his family have been involved in Real Estate in the Tri-Cities since 1948. 5984 Tuesday, March 20 6:00-7:30pm Richland Community Center, Meeting Room $5.75(R)/$7.00(N)


Language

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Introduction to Japanese

Instructor: Ian Melton Min. 4 / Max. 12 Want to learn Japanese? Ever wanted to visit Japan and not stand out like a sore thumb? Tired of not being able to understand those crazy cartoons on TV, or the weird books that read the wrong way? Curious about the culture and what makes Japan unique? Introduction to Japanese Language and Culture is here to help! The class works on introducing students to beginning level reading, writing, speaking, and listening by introducing the basic concepts of Hiragana, Katakana, and Kanji, and working on conversing in class regularly. Examples and activities will be for those just starting out learning Japanese or those who want to brush up on their basic skills. The goal of the class is to expose students to Japanese customs, Japanese culture, and Japanese language! All activities are designed to be culturally based, looking at what it's like to live, work, and play in Japan! Questions and understanding fully the basics of Japanese are the foundation of this class. Mondays and Thursdays, 6:00-7:30pm 5898 March 5899 April 5900 May Richland Community Center, Arts & Crafts Room $54.25(R)/$67.75(N)

Interested in Teaching a Class? Richland Parks & Recreation is always on the lookout for enthusiastic and knowledgeable instructors to teach classes and workshops. We would be delighted to receive your course proposals. Please Contact: Doug Hagedorn 942-7534 or dhagedorn@ci.richland.wa.us Marilyn Hodgson 942-7627 or mhodgson@ci.richland.wa.us Stan Johnson 942-7541 or sjohnson@ci.richland.wa.us

It's not what happens to you, It's what you do about it. -W. Mitchell


Computer/Technology Advanced Digital Photography

Instructor: George Carpenter Min. 2 / Max. 10 Perform hands-on manipulation of photographs to improve lighting, shadow detail, and enhancements to make those pictures come alive, including the basics of using layers and masks to effect changes. 5908 Tues & Wed March 27-28 6:00-8:00pm 5909 Wed & Thurs May 30-31 9:00-11:00am Richland Community Center, Computer Room $11.50(R)/$14.50(N)

16 Digital Photography Basics

Instructor: George Carpenter Min. 2 / Max. 10 Learn a basic work flow for the digital darkroom. Use photo manipulation tools to straighten, crop, resize, adjust brightness and contrast, remove defects, and adjust colors in your photographs. 5914 Monday, March 26 6:00-7:30pm 5915 Tuesday, May 29 9:00-10:30am Richland Community Center, Computer Room $8.25(R)/$10.25(N)

Burning CDs and DVDs

Instructor: George Carpenter Min. 2 / Max. 10 Use a CD/DVD burner to store and back up files presently on your computer. Take full advantage of the CD/DVD writing software for maximum flexibility in using single and multiple-write discs. 5910 Monday, April 2 6:00-7:00pm Richland Community Center, Computer Room $5.25(R)/$6.50(N)

Digital Cameras

Instructor: George Carpenter Min. 2 / Max. 10 Which camera should I buy? Where do I get prints? How do I save the pictures? What is different from a film camera? These and many more questions will be discussed so that you can decide on the right answer for you. 5912 Thursday, April 5 6:00-8:00pm Richland Community Center, Computer Room $9.50(R)/$12.00(N)

Digital Photography Layers

Instructor: George Carpenter Min. 2 / Max. 10 Make collages, fix over and underexposed pictures, intensify colors in parts of a photo, and more using layers, masks, blend modes, and selection tools. Tuesday and Wednesday 5916 March 27-March 28 9:00-11:00am 5917 May 30-May 31 6:00-8:00pm Richland Community Center, Computer Room $11.50(R)/$14.50(N)


Computer/Technology Internet & E-Mail

Instructor: George Carpenter Min. 2 / Max. 10 This course will teach you how to send and receive e-mail, browse the web, use search engines, links and formatting, download, save and organize information and much, much more. Tuesday and Wednesday, 6:00-8:00pm 5918 April 3-April 4 Richland Community Center, Computer Room $11.50(R)/$14.50(N)

17 It's Free

Instructor: George Carpenter Min. 2 / Max. 10 There are many free software programs on the Internet that offer about the same capabilities as expensive software. How do you identify the good, useful, and safe programs? That is what we will do in this class. 5922 Monday, April 2 7:30-8:30pm Richland Community Center, Computer Room $5.25(R)/$6.50(N)

Internet Security

Instructor: George Carpenter Min. 2 / Max. 10 The Internet can be hazardous to your computer. This class will review essential software and procedures to safeguard your computer. A number of excellent free software programs will be covered. 5920 Wednesday, April 4 9:00-10:30am Richland Community Center, Computer Room $8.25(R)/$10.25(N)

Just the Basics

Instructor: George Carpenter Min. 2 / Max. 10 Start your computer, use the mouse, run a software program are just a few of the basic steps to make use of your computer. Hands-on practice of these and other steps will make you more comfortable with your computer. 5924 Monday, April 2 9:00-11:00am Richland Community Center, Computer Room $9.50(R)/$12.00(N)

Organize Your Photographs

Instructor: George Carpenter Min. 2 / Max. 10 Learn to download, rename, tag, and move pictures into and between folders on your computer for your convenience. 5926 Monday, March 26 9:00-10:00am 5927 Tuesday, May 29 6:00-7:00pm Richland Community Center, Computer Room $5.25(R)/$6.50(N)


Computer/Technology

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Search Tricks

Scanning Pictures

Instructor: George Carpenter Min. 2 / Max. 10 Use a flatbed scanner to digitize prints, slides, and negatives. Adjust output sizes, resolution, and other items in the scanner TWAIN software. Bring a photograph, a negative, and a slide to class. 5932 Thursday, March 29 9:00-11:00am Richland Community Center, Computer Room $9.50(R)/$12.00(N)

Pictures for E-Mail

Instructor: George Carpenter Min. 2 / Max. 10 In this class we will discuss, demonstrate and practice how to get pictures into your computer, how to optimize the pictures for e-mail and how to include them in your e-mail. 5928 Thursday, March 29 6:00-7:00pm Richland Community Center, Computer Room $5.25(R)/$6.50(N)

Thanks to the generous support of the Richland Seniors Association, Advanced Technical Group and the Richland Community Center Lab Committee, wireless internet access is now available throughout the facility free of charge.

Instructor: George Carpenter Min. 2 / Max. 10 Learn the ways to make your Internet searches hone in on what you want to find. We will also examine alternate search sites that may afford more relevant information for particular queries. 5934 Tuesday, April 3 9:00-10:00am Richland Community Center, Computer Room $5.25(R)/$6.50(N)

Restoring Old Photos

Instructor: George Carpenter Min. 2 / Max. 10 Learn computer techniques that can be used to replace missing parts, fix cracks and folds, and clean years of dust and mold from your digitized family photos. 5930 Thursday, April 5 9:00-11:00am Richland Community Center, Computer Room $9.50(R)/$12.00(N)


Fitness Better Bones & Better Balance

Instructor: Toya Perry, ACE, A.F.A.A. Certified Consultant: Paul Pietrzak, M.P.T. (Kadlec Medical Center) Min. 6 / Max. 30 Osteoporosis can be life altering. With this class you will be on your way to reducing your risk of osteoporosis and falling. Those without osteoporosis or low bone density will benefit also. Information will be provided on exercises and activities that are beneficial and the ones to avoid. You will learn how to:  Retain bone mass  Strengthen and tone muscles  Improve your balance  Improve flexibility  Reduce the risk of injury  Stress Reduction Mondays and Wednesday, 10:30-11:30am 5752 March $29.25(R)/$36.50(N) 5753 April $32.75(R)/$41.00(N) 5754 May (No class May 28) $29.25(R)/$ 36.50(N) Richland Community Center, Riverview South

Better Bones & Better Balance II

Instructor: Lindsay Asmus, ACE, ACSM Certified, B.S. Exercise Science Min. 6 / Max. 28 Monica Moore, B.S. Sports Science Consultant: Paul Pietrzak M.P.T. This class is designed for active people who want to prevent or help reverse osteoporosis while maintaining fitness. Classes will include a step program, strength training and stretching. Information will be provided on what exercises or activities need to be avoided. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:05-6:05pm 5886 March $25.50(R)/$31.75(N) 5887 April $22.75(R)/$28.50(N) 5888 May $28.25(R)/$35.25(N) Richland Community Center, Riverview South

19 Strengthen, Stretch and Renew

Instructor: Toya Perry, ACE, A.F.A.A. Certified Min. 6 / Max. 35 Recovering from surgery? Pregnant? Or just want to re-enter the active world? Learn strength, and toning exercises, stretching, breathing and relaxation techniques, as well as how to improve your balance. Those with a variety of arthritis and other related conditions will benefit from this class. If you are looking for a gentler way to work out, this class is for you. For the majority of this class a chair will be used, with options given for standing. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00-10:00am 5773 March $33.00(R)/$41.25(N) 5774 April $29.25(R)/$36.50(N) 5775 May $36.50(R)/$45.50(N) Richland Community Center, Riverview South

Please note: Prices reflect the number of classes per session.


Fitness

20 Patti's Workout

Steppin' Out with Jo

Instructor: Jo Miller Min. 8 / Max. 30 Want to start your day off with increased flexibility, strength and circulation? Then this is the class for you! Using a wide range of music and a combination of dance patterns, core work, weights and yoga will leave you feeling energized! Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9:00-10:00am 5776 March (No class March 30) 5777 April 5778 May (No class May 28) Richland Community Center, Riverview Room $24.50(R)/$30.75(N)

“Health is the thing that makes you feel that now is the best time of the year.” Franklin P. Adams

Instructor: Patti Mason, ACE, Yoga Fit Level 1 Certified Min. 8 / Max. 30 Look better! Feel better! Love your life! This class provides a complete workout, inside and out, resulting in greater happiness and quality of life. Workouts include:  Aerobics  Strength/Resistance Training  Yoga  Stretching/Flexibility  Life Coaching  Pilates Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays 3:50-4:50pm Wednesdays, 5:05-6:20pm 5764 March $32.25(R)/$40.50(N) 5765 April $34.25(R)/$42.75(N) 5766 May (No class May 28) $36.25(R)/$45.25(N) Richland Community Center, Riverview South

Slim & Sassy Body Shape

Instructor: Patti Mason, ACE, Yoga Fit Level 1 Certified Min. 8 / Max. 30 WOW! Would you like to work out one day a week and be able achieve complete body shaping and strengthening? This class will take you there!!! You will be working with weights to achieve ultimate results in just one class including abs, glutes, quads, hams, chest, back, shoulders, all core muscles, and of course your heart! You will also receive tips on how to lose those extra pounds and shape those problem areas. Each class will end with 10 minutes of yoga stretch and relax. You will leave feeling uplifted and empowered! Wednesdays, 5:05-6:20pm 5767 March 5768 April $25.50(R)/$31.75(N) 5769 May $31.75(R)/$39.50(N) Richland Community Center, Riverview Room


Yoga Yoga Joy

Instructor: Jolene Szendre Min. 6 / Max. 25 In this class you will improve flexibility, strength and balance while reducing stress and tension. You will also learn the proper alignment in yoga postures. All levels welcome. Dress comfortably and bring a yoga mat, firm blanket and water. Thursday, 5:45-7:00pm 5880 March $38.25(R)/$47.75(N) 5881 April $30.75(R)/$38.50(N) 5882 May $38.25(R)/$47.75(N) Richland Community Center, Activity Room

Yoga with a Gentle Twist

Instructor: Jenifer Haler, RYT, CCYT, LLC Min. 6 / Max. 30 Have you ever wanted to try yoga but weren't sure about the difficulty? In this class we use creative ways to make the postures easier to get in and out of. It's designed for all, with challenges added at your own pace. You will gain flexibility, ease anxiety, improve circulation, increase body awareness, improve balance and learn relaxation skills. Join us on your lunch break! Mondays and Wednesdays, 11:45am-12:45pm 5948 March $29.25(R)/$41.25(N) 5949 April $33.00(R)/$41.25(N) 5950 May (No class May 28) Richland Community Center, Riverview South $29.25(R)/$36.50(N)

21 Yoga Flow – Level 1-2 Wednesday

Instructor: Christy Ober, Certified Yoga Fit I Min. 8 / Max. 30 Looking for a challenging yet relaxing fitness class? Look no further, 'cause this one's for you! Tone your body by lengthening muscles, increasing flexibility, develop muscular strength, endurance and balance. Prior experience is recommended, but all levels are welcome in this mixed level class. Wednesday, 6:40 – 7:40pm 5980 March 5981 April $22.75(R)/$28.50(N) 5982 May $28.50(R)/$35.50(N) Richland Community Center, Activity Room

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Yoga Yoga Flow 1 with Dawn MacDonald

Instructor: Dawn MacDonald, Certified Yoga Fit V & Asthanga Instructor, Yoga Alliance (RYT-500) Min. 6 / Max. 30 Not quite sure what 'Downward Dog' means? (No it's not for your furry four-legged friend!) Well, sign up for this class to find out just what it's all about. Experience pure relaxation combined with movements that increase flexibility, strength and balance. No experience is necessary. Please bring a towel and water bottle. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:25-7:25pm 5939 May Richland Community Center, Riverview South $35.50(R)/$44.25(N)

Yoga Flow 2 with Dawn MacDonald

Instructor: Dawn MacDonald, Certified Yoga Fit V & Asthanga Instructor, Yoga Alliance (RYT-500) Min. 8 / Max. 30 Looking for a challenging yet relaxing fitness class? Look no further, 'cause this one's for you! Tone your body by lengthening muscles, increasing flexibility, develop muscular strength, endurance and balance. Prior experience is recommended, but all levels are welcome in this mixed level class. Tuesdays or Thursdays, 5:15-6:15pm 5856 March 5853 April 5857 May Richland Community Center, Riverview North $22.50(R)/$28.50(N)

Yoga Flow 2-3 with Dawn MacDonald

Instructor: Dawn MacDonald, Certified Yoga Fit V & Asthanga Instructor, Yoga Alliance (RYT-500) Min. 8 / Max. 30 This faster flowing yoga class is a challenging fitness class designed for those who have taken Yoga Flow for at least six months. This class will focus on developing muscular strength, endurance and balance. New and challenging poses will be explored that will help lengthen muscles, create body tone and increase flexibility. Expect to see more yoga philosophy and education as we explore the body mind connection. Bring a bottle of water, yoga mat, hand towel, block and strap. Mondays, 5:15-6:15pm 5941 March $22.75(R)/$28.50(N) 5942 April $28.00(R)/$35.00(N) 5943 May (No class May 28) $16.75(R)/$21.00(N) Richland Community Center, Activity Room

Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:15 – 6:15pm 5855 March $32.00(R)/$40.00(N) 5854 April $28.50(R)/$35.50(N) 5940 May $35.50(R)/$44.25(N) Richland Community Center, Riverview North

Nothing is impossible unless you think it is... ~ Paramahansa Yogananda


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Yoga Fitness From Inside Out Monday Only

Instructor: Toya Perry, ACE, A.F.A.A. and Yogafit Level III Certified Min. 6 / Max. 50 Experience a continuous flow of postures, accompanied with active breath, bringing mind and body together. On some days we will use a small weighted ball provided by the instructor. Instructions on how to modify are provided as needed. Learn to enjoy how your body moves without competition or judgment. Bring a firm blanket or towel, a yoga mat and strap, water and your positive energy! Mondays, 5:05-6:05pm 5782 March $26.50(R)/$33.00(N) 5783 April $33.00(R)/$41.25(N) 5784 May (No class May 28) $19.75(R)/$24.50(N) Richland Community Center, Riverview North

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group we are able to explore Yoga in more depth. Not to worry, we are not doing handstands in this class. You are guided to focus your attention on inner sensations, thoughts and feelings, remembering yoga is not just about the physical. Namaste' In order to enroll in this class you must have participated in Monday's 'Yoga Fitness from the Inside Out' for at least one month, or speak with the instructor. Mondays, 5:05-6:05pm Richland Community Center, Riverview North Wednesdays, 5:05-6:20pm Richland Community Center, Activity Room 5785 March $29.50(R)/$36.75(N 5786 April $33.00(R)/$41.25(N 5787 May (No class May 28) $29.50(R)/$36.75(N Richland Community Center, Activity Room 12 years of age and under must speak to instructor before registering.

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Martial Arts Shotokan Karate

Instructor: Pamela Logan, Fourth Degree Black Belt in Shotokan Karate of America with thirty years of karate teaching experience. Min. 6 / Max. 30 Karate is a weaponless Japanese martial art that employs hand and foot techniques to defeat an attacker. The class emphasizes realistic fighting strategies for self-defense and personal empowerment. Unity of mind, body and breathing are fostered through practice of form, fighting drills, and ancient exercises called kata. Hard workouts promote strength and stamina. All adults are welcome; teaching is adapted as needed to fit students age 40 and over. Wear loose, comfortable clothes, no jewelry or shoes. Optional: students wishing to obtain a formal karate rank must be members of Shotokan Karate of America; for more information see www.TriCitiesShotokan.com. Mondays, 7:30-9:00pm Saturdays, 10:00-1:30am 5770 March 5771 April $39.25(R)/$49.00(N) 5772 May (No class May 28) $34.50(R)/$43.25(N) Richland Community Center, Activity Room

Tae Kwon Do

Instructors: Dennis Byrne and Daniel Green, Fourth Degree Masters in the art of Tae Kwon Do and First Degree Black Belts in Hapkido Min. 10 / Max. 30 Ages 7+. Learn the traditional Korean Martial Art of Tae Kwon Do. Gain self-confidence, selfdiscipline, and inner peace. Tae Kwon Do also teaches the importance of respect and honesty as the means to achieve harmony with society. Gray sweat pants and a white t-shirt are appropriate. Students must not wear shorts. Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00pm 5779 March-April $54.00(R)/$67.50(N) 5780 May-June (No class May 28) $51.00(R)/$63.75(N) Richland Community Center, Riverview North

24 Tai Chi

Instructors: Sharon Van Houdt and John Fleming Min. 10 / Max. 40 Classes consist of a brief meditation period, warmup exercises, learning the Tai Chi walk and practice of Yang style Tai Chi (short and long form). Reasoning for movements and individual/group practices are provided during the sessions, with a primary goal of leaving each class feeling physically better than when you arrived. Tuesdays, 7:35-8:35pm Fridays, 6:15-7:15pm 5781 March – April (No class March 30) $54.00(R)/$67.50(N) 5952 May – June $60.75(R)/$76.00(N) Richland Community Center, Riverview Room

Tai Chi for Arthritis Instructor: David Goering Min. 4 / Max. 20 Tired of those aching joints? Join us in this safe and interesting program, which is easy to learn for people of almost any physical condition or age without prior knowledge of Tai Chi. The goal is to achieve maximum relief from pain and stiffness, gain general health benefits, and improve relaxation. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:45-11:45am 5813 March 5814 April 5815 May Richland Community Center, Riverview South $45.25(R)/$56.50(N)

"Champions aren't made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them - a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have the skill, and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill." - Muhammad Ali


Dance New Attitude Line Dancing

Instructor: Jo Miller Min. 5 / Max. 30 Line Dancing is so fun and easy. We use great music to all rhythms for an hour of dancing that will help tone muscles and maybe even increase your memory! Beginner Tuesdays, 1:00-2:00pm 5758 March 5759 April $22.50(R)/$28.00(N) 5762 May $28.00(R)/$35.00(N) Improver Have the basic Line Dance steps? Join us for dances that are a little more interesting to help you grow as a dancer. Thursdays, 1:00-2:00pm 5760 March $28.00(R)/$35.00(N) 5761 April $22.50(R)/$28.00(N) 5763 May $28.00(R)/$35.00(N) Richland Community Center, Riverview South

25 Belly Dance I

Instructor: Dawn MacDonald, Certified Belly Dance Instructor Min. 8 / Max. 30 Learn how to belly dance while getting a workout. Belly dance is known for toning and shaping the body while increasing flexibility and balance. This class teaches the basic slow and fast dance steps that make up the foundation of this dance form. For fun and variety, new dance steps and mini-routines are taught each week. Hip scarf optional, no coins please. Tuesdays and Thursday, 6:25-7:10pm 5969 March $25.25(R)/$31.25(N) 5970 April $22.50(R)/$28.25(N) Richland Community Center, Riverview Room South

Belly Dance Drills

Instructor: Dawn MacDonald, Certified Belly Dance Instructor Min. 6 / Max. 30 Belly Dance Drills is for Belly Dance Aerobics Level 1 and Level 2 students who are wanting a second night a week to review the basic skills as well as learn new combinations utilizing basic skills. More focus is placed on reviewing combos/steps than on breakdown. Be prepared to have a workout similar to the end of a Level 1 class or during the drills in a Level 2 class. Please bring a water bottle, hip scarf and wear comfortable workout attire. Mondays, 6:25-7:10pm 5972 March $15.50(R)/$19.50(N) 5973 April $19.25(R)/$24.00(N) 5974 May (no class May 28) $13.75(R)/$17.25(N) Richland Community Center, Activity Room


Dance Zumba Gold

Instructor: Jo Miller, Zumba Licensed Instructor for Basic, Gold Toning Min. 6/Max. 30 Zumba Gold is lower impact, easy to follow, latininspired dance fitness. The class is full of fun, laughter and cardio, designed for the student just getting back into exercise or older active adults. Mondays, 1:00-2:00pm 5877 March $22.50(R)/$28.00(N) 5878 April $28.00(R)/$35.00(N) 5879 May (no class May 28) $16.75(R)/$21.00(N) Richland Community Center, Riverview South

Zumba with Dana & Christian

Instructor: Dana and Christian Camarena, Zumba Licensed Instructors Min. 12 / Max. 35 Ditch the routine, join the party! A Latin-inspired, dance-fitness class incorporating Latin and International music and dance movements, creating a dynamic, exciting and effective fitness system! Class format combines fast and slow rhythms to tone and sculpt the body in an aerobic/fitness fashion to achieve a unique blended balance of cardio and muscle-toning benefits and total body toning. The cardio-based dance movements are easy-to-follow steps that include body sculpting, targeting areas such as gluteals, legs, arms, core, abdominals and the most important muscle in the body, the heart. Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30pm 5883 March 5884 April $22.00(R)/$27.50(N) 5885 May $27.50(R)/$34.50(N) Richland Community Center, Riverview South

26 Zumba with TaiFei

Instructor: TaiFei Scott, Zumba Licensed Instructor Min. 6 / Max. 20 This class is a fitness program for beginners and active older adults. The Zumba Fitness program is known for the zesty Latin music like salsa, merengue, cumbia and reggeaton, the exhilarating, easy-to-follow moves and invigorating, party-like atmosphere. Active older adults will enjoy the camaraderie, excitement and fitness as a regular part of their weekly schedules. Zumba is the perfect fit. It's a dance-fitness class that feels friendly and most of all, fun. Sundays, 2:30-3:30pm 5749 March $22.00(R)/$27.50(N) 5750 April (April 29 class 2:00 - 3:00pm) $27.50(R)/$34.50(N) 5751 May $22.00(R)/$27.50(N) Richland Community Center, Activity Room


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Square Dancing *(See fine print on page 38)

Beginning Salsa On1

Instructor: Dana and Christian Camarena Min. 7 / Max. 18 Ages 16+. This class is for the beginning salsero who wants to learn the basics, or the intermediate salsero who wants to brush up on fundamentals. The class will cover basic footwork and body motion. Each month a new concept, new footwork and styling options will be taught. Wednesdays, 7:45-8:45pm 5746 March 5747 April $30.50(R)/$38.25(N) 5748 May $38.25(R)/$47.75(N) Richland Community Center, Activity Room

International Folk Dancing

*(See fine print on page 38) International Folk Dancers of Richland enjoy learning and performing dances from around the world. The dances range from easy to challenging in couple, circle and line formations. Partners are not required. Thursdays, 7:00-10:00pm in the Community Center, Riverview North First Saturday of every month, 7:30-10:00pm in the Community Center, Activity Room

The Columbia River Squares Dance Club holds Mainstream Squares and Round Dancing the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month from 6:30 to 9:30pm. All square and round dancers are invited to join in on the fun in a smoke/alcohol free environment. No cost introduction to square dancing will be available from 6:30 to 7:00pm.  March 10, 24  April 14, 28  May 12 6:30-9:30pm Richland Community Center, Riverview Room


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Indoor/Outdoor Walking

Come join the Richland Community Center walkers. You'll receive valuable health and social benefits! Call Marilyn Hodgson, Senior Advocate at 942-7627 for more information.

A Visit with the Tooth Fairy!

Betty Sherman, a Registered Dental Hygienist, will be offering the following services to seniors at no cost:  Oral Cancer Screening  Denture Cleaning  Dental Care Referral

2nd Thursday each month 9:00am-12:00pm For an appointment, please call 942-7529 Richland Community Center, Wellness Room

Blood Pressure / Blood Sugar Clinics

Come on down for a free blood pressure or blood sugar test provided by a nurse from Eagle Assisted Living. The tests are provided on the 3rd Thursday each month. No appointment necessary. Thursdays, 11:30am-12:00pm Richland Community Center, Wellness Room

Foot Care for Fabulous Feet

Instructor: Beverly Thrasher Come see how fabulous your feet can feel! The provider is a Licensed Registered Nurse specializing in Foot Care and is Diabetes Education Certified. Appointments are available 9:00am to 3:00pm the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Wednesday of each month. Please call the Community Center at 9427529 to schedule an appointment. $30 payable at the Community Center registration desk prior to appointment. Richland Community Center, Wellness Room

Free Hearing Screening

Columbia Basin Hearing & Balance Center offers free hearing screenings and hearing aid checks and cleanings at the Community Center quarterly. 10:00-11:00am  March 6  June 5  September 4  December 4 Please call 942-7529 to schedule an appointment. Richland Community Center, Wellness Room

Marilyn Hodgson Senior Advocate (509) 942-7627


Wellness Breath'n Easy

Instructor: Lindsay Asmus, ACE, ACSM Certified, B.S. Exercise Science Min. 8 / Max. 16 COPD? Emphysema? Sever asthma? Other pulmonary problems? This class is right for you! Although exercise does not improve lung function, it improves the body's ability to use existing lung function. Exercise builds muscle strength, improves shortness of breath, and increases ability to do daily activities for longer periods of time. Class includes stretching, cardio, strength training, and breathing exercises, as well as social support. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:30-11:30am 5860 March 5861 April 5862 May Richland Community Center, Meeting Room $39.00(R)/$48.50(N)

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Instructor: David Goering Min. 4 / Max. 20 Tired of those aching joints? Join us in this safe and interesting program, which is easy to learn for people of almost any physical condition or age without prior knowledge of Tai Chi. The goal is to achieve maximum relief from pain and stiffness, gain general health benefits, and improve relaxation. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:45-11:45am 5813 March 5814 April 5815 May Richland Community Center, Riverview South $45.25(R)/$56.50(N)

Surviving Stronger Together

Instructor: Lindsay Asmus, ACE, ACSM Certified, B.S. Exercise Science Min. 4 / Max. 20 This class is specifically designed for women who've undergone breast cancer treatment and may also have problems with Lymphedema. The exercises are progressive with an emphasis on strength training and shoulder function based on research performed at the University of Pennsylvania. It is specifically designed to increase the function of the Lymphatic System within the impaired arm while improving your ability to participate in everyday activities with fewer limitations. Research has shown that exercise, when used appropriately, can be an important component in managing symptoms related to cancer and its treatment, in improving physical function, and in improving quality of life. Each participant is closely monitored by a Certified Lymphedema Therapist. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:50am-12:50pm 5842 March 5843 April 5844 May Richland Community Center, Riverview South $42.25(R)/$55.50(N)

There's one advantage to being 102. There's no peer pressure. Dennis Wolfberg


Wellness Perfecting Your Professional Image

Instructor: Charlette Geffen Min. 4 / Max. 12 Looking for a new job? Want to advance in the one you have? Did you know that research shows that your appearance makes a big difference in how you are perceived? This class will cover how to develop and perfect your professional image - from head to toe - makeup, clothing, hairstyles - so you can present yourself at your very best. Saturday, 10:30am-12:00pm 5851 April 21 Richland Community Center, Meeting Room $5.75(R)/$7.00(N)

Fresh Start

Instructor: Charlette Geffen Min. 4 / Max. 12 Get ready for spring with a fabulous facial and the latest in anti-aging and botanical skin care products. Learn about the latest technology in skin care and how product ingredients work with your skin to give your face radiance and a youthful appearance. Experience the magic of microdermabrasion and the role of specialty highlighting and line reducing products. Learn about different foundation types, how to even your skin tone, and to select colors to look your very best. Each guest will be treated to the products that are best for her skin as part of this class. Saturday, 10:30am – 12:00pm 5979 April 7 Richland Community Center, Meeting Room $5.75(R)/$7.00(N)

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Table Tennis

*(See fine print on page 38) Provided by Tri-Cities Table Tennis Association The Tri-Cities Table Tennis Association TCTTA provides a place for Table Tennis players to experience, improve, and advance the sport to every generation and skill level.

Table Tennis play is open to the public for all skill levels. Club members make themselves available for new players and equipment is available. Don't be intimidated. Come on down! For additional information and updates go to http://www.tricitytabletennis.com or TriCitiesTableTennis@gmail.com Wednesdays, 7:30 - 10:00pm Richland Community Center, Riverview Room South Fridays, 7:30-10:00pm Sundays, 3:00-6:00pm Richland Community Center, Riverview Room March 30, April 29 play in the Activity Room

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Cards, Socials & Fun Birthday Club Social

Why celebrate just once a year? Join us for free birthday cake the second Tuesday each month. It does not need to be your birthday month to eat cake and sing a rousing Happy Birthday! Sponsored by Charbonneau Retirement Living. Tuesday, 12:00-12:30pm  March 13  April 10  May 8 Richland Community Center, Lounge

How About a Root Beer Float?

Few things get the taste buds jumping more than a frothy root beer float! Join us in the Lounge at 2:00pm on the third Thursday of each month for free root beer floats donated and served by Guardian Angel Homes. Sugar free soda available! Thursday, 2:00-2:30pm  March 15  April 19  May 17 Richland Community Center, Lounge

Pie Socials

Pie socials are designed for fun and friendship. Join us at noon the third Tuesday of each month for great pies! Donated by Riverton Retirement Community and Eagle Assisted Living. Tuesday, 12:00-12:30pm  March 20  April 17  May 15 Richland Community Center, Lounge

How About a Game of Pool?

Ages 13+. Join this fun-loving group of players who meet at the Richland Community Center Monday through Friday. This informal gathering usually begins about 1:00 pm and varies in length. Richland Community Center, Pool Room $2.00 per person / $20 per month Applicable tax included

33 Talk of the Times with the "Morning Men & Ladies too!"

Come on down to the Richland Community Center Lounge for engaging conversation with Marty, Ron, Duane, Edward and others! The subject matter varies with the attendees, and is usually quite lively! This is a very informal get-together and usually begins each weekday about 8:30 am. Coffee is available and often, even doughnuts! Monday thru Friday Richland Community Center, Lounge

Cribbage

Come join the guys for a fun game of Cribbage each week. Wednesdays, 8:30-11:30am Richland Community Center, Lounge No Fee

Let's Play Dominoes!

Come join other Domino enthusiasts for an informal game each Thursday at 1:00 pm. Richland Community Center, Lounge No Fee

Golden Age Pinochle

The special evening game is for the 'Golden Age' Pinochle players. Richland Community Center, Games Room Friday, 6:30-9:00pm $1.00 per person Applicable tax included.

Bunco

Instructor: Kayla Welch Come on down for a fun game of Bunco on Thursday afternoons from 1:00-4:00 pm. Don't know how to play? It's quick & easy and we'll teach you! Richland Community Center, Games Room $4.00(R)/$5.00(N) Applicable tax included.


Cards, Socials & Fun Party Bridge

Haven't played Bridge for a while? Come on down and brush up your game. Join us in the Games Room to play Bridge again with a wonderful group of people! Open to all ages. Mondays and Wednesdays, 8:30-11:30am Richland Community Center, Games Room $1.00 per person Applicable tax included.

Duplicate Bridge

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays ACBL players may play with non-ACBL players. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 12:30-3:30pm Richland Community Center, Games Room $1.00 per person Applicable tax included.

Hanford Bridge Club - ACBL Sanctioned Duplicate Bridge Members and non-members are welcome. Wednesdays, 6:00-10:00pm Richland Community Center, Games Room $1.00 per person Applicable tax included.

Kay's Klub - ACBL Sanctioned Duplicate Bridge

Members and non-members are welcome every Tuesday from 12:30-4:30pm in the Games Room. A standby partner is provided. For more information call 942-7529. Richland Community Center, Games Room $1.00 per person Applicable tax included.

34 Bridge Buddies

Instructor: Larry Lang Bridge Buddies is for aspiring social and duplicate bridge players that want to learn and have fun, play cards without much fuss, improve their game and meet other bridge players. All players are welcome. Listen to a brief talk and then play in an ACBL sanctioned game with partners of similar ability. Discussion after each hand is encouraged. An instructor is available to answer individual questions. Bring a partner, or come alone. Partners are guaranteed. The group is very friendly, and does not take the game too seriously. For information call 942-7529. Tuesdays, 6:30-9:00pm Thursdays, 9:15am-12:00pm Richland Community Center, Games Room $1.00 per person

Bridge Buddies Workshop

Instructor: Larry Lang Bridge Buddies also offers two-hour workshops to learn your bridge game more quickly. A particular aspect of bridge is discussed in detail. Practice hands are played afterward to reinforce the concepts. Sessions are tentatively held the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month starting at 10:30 am. Bring a partner, or come alone. Partners are guaranteed. Saturdays, 10:30am-12:30pm Richland Community Center, Games Room $1.00 per person

Tri-Cities ACBL Unit 442 Championship Bridge Game Members and non-members are welcome the first Thursday each month from 6:00-10:00 pm in the Games Room. Play in a controlled environment with sanctioned games scored by computer. For more information call 942-7529. Richland Community Center, Games Room $1.00 per person Applicable tax included.


Trips Trip Refund Policy: Trips requiring pre-purchased tickets are nonrefundable after closing date, unless cancelled by City of Richland Parks and Recreation Department.

Pendleton Underground Comes to Life! Min. 15 / Max. 18 This is a special once a year event.... Over 75 live actors bring the underground past back to life! Card players, dancers, music, Chinese workers, merchants from the past are all there to greet you and reenact what would have taken place over 100 years ago. Visit with 'Madam Stella' and her working girls and other special people in the Cozy Room bordello. Delicious lunch and tour at Hamley's included. MUST REGISTER BY APRIL 6. 5871 Saturday, May 19 9:00am-6:00pm Richland Community Center $108.25(R)/$135.50(N) Applicable tax included.

35 Spokane Flour Mill and Manito Park Min. 15 / Max. 20 The Spokane Flour Mill, built in 1895, was one in a series of mills built along the falls prior to 1900. The mill was renovated as a shopping center in preparation for the 1974 World's Fair hosted by Spokane. While at the mill, we can do a little shopping and then have lunch (not included in price) while enjoying a wonderful view of Riverfront Park. After lunch, we'll head to Manito Park, home of several formal gardens, and surrounded by beautifully preserved historic homes. Please register by close of business Friday, April 20. Bus leaves Richland Community Center at 9:00am and returns about 5:00pm. Lunch is not included so that you may make your own choice. 5873 Wednesday, April 25 8:30am-5:00pm Richland Community Center $51.00(R)/$63.50(N) Applicable tax included.


Trips Shipwreck Beads! Min. 2 / Max. 11 Beginning Jewelry Technique class and a trip to SHIPWRECK BEADS- whether you’re a beginner or advanced, or somewhere in between, if you love beading, then this trip is for you! Start by learning the basic techniques of bead stringing, layout and assembly, the proper use of crimps, tools, and findings to enhance your pieces and finish your project professionally. Not a beginner? Bring your works of art to the class to share ideas and techniques with others. Next, take the knowledge you learned from the class, and travel with us to Shipwreck Beads. Boasting an impressive 80,000 square feet, Shipwreck Beads in Lacey, WA carries the largest selection of beads in the world. Whether it’s elegant crystals from top names like Swarovski and Preciosa; beautiful gemstone beads; or the more earthy selection of bone, horn and shell bead, not to mention seed beads in every size and color, Shipwreck Beads has it all, and all at very low prices. They also carry a large selection of tools, findings, and stringing supplies, everything you could ever need or want to pursue your passion for beading. We will supply each registrant with a Shipwreck Beads catalog ($10 value) to peruse during our ride to Lacey. Upon our arrival, we will enjoy a tour of Shipwreck Beads and a basic bead stringing demo. Each registrant will also receive $15 off their first purchase at Shipwreck Beads! (Registration includes Beginning Jewelry Technique class, transportation, catalog, tour, demo, and $15 off your first purchase at Shipwreck Beads.) 5907 Monday, April 2 6:30-7:30pm Wednesday, April 4 7:00am-11:00pm Pasco Senior Center, Mult-Purpose Room $105.00(R)/$131.00(N) Applicable tax included.

36 Museum of Glass Min. 20 / Max. 21 The Museum of Glass is a hot destination. We'll experience exhibitions with work by worldrenowned contemporary artists and be enthralled by artists in the Hot Shop making artwork from molten glass right before our eyes. We'll have a delicious lunch at the Museum Cafe'. Lunch is included. Bus will leave the Richland Community Center at 7:00am and return around 6:30pm. Please register by Friday, March 9th. 5936 Wednesday, March 14 7:00am-6:30pm $87.25(R)/$109.25(N) Applicable tax included.


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AARP Driver Safety Training

Instructor: June Baldwin Min. 8 / Max. 25 Defensive driving course for ages 50+. Emphasis is on normal age related changes and compensation for these changes. Wednesday and Thursday, Must attend both days. Call 942-7529 to register. Material fee payable to instructor first day of class - $12 for AARP member (must show card) $14 for nonmember. Wednesday and Thursday March 28-March 29 12:30-4:30pm 9:00am-1:00pm April 25-April 26 May 23-May 24 9:00am-1:00pm Richland Community Center, Activity Room

Tax Aide Program AARP Tax Aide volunteers will be available at the Richland Community Center to provide free, confidential service to help seniors and middle and low-income taxpayers prepare their tax returns and to answer questions. Please bring a copy of your prior year's tax return along with this year's supporting information, such as income. Also bring possible deductions including current Real Estate tax statement. This is an electronic filing site and will not be preparing returns to paper file. For quicker and safer tax refunds it is recommended that taxpayers have the refund deposited directly into their bank account, which requires that you bring your bank account number or a blank check with you. Appointments recommended though walk-ins are accepted upon tax counselor availability. Tuesdays and Thursday, 8:30-11:30am February 2 – April 12


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*This activity is organized and offered by a private organization. The City does not collect or administer

participation fees. By-way-of a special facility use rental agreement, this activity is allotted scheduled use of the Richland Community Center. Although not programmed by city staff, for the convenience of our patrons, this “historically-offered” Richland activity is included in the Activity Guide.

Registration Notice

In order to administer equitable services among all community members, the first day of drop-in registration participants may only register for themselves for each program / class chosen (with the exception of parents/guardians registering their under age children and/or spouse). After the first day, participants may turn in registrations for other community members as space allows. In order that minimum class registration is met, please plan on registering no less than three days prior to the start of class.

Resident/Non-Resident Policy

Richland Resident and Non-Resident Policy The City of Richland recognizes the primary purpose of Parks and Recreation is to provide for the recreational needs of Richland residents. People living within Richland’s city limits support the City’s parks and recreation services through taxes. Consequently, the City offers residents a discount on selected recreational programs. People residing outside the city limits are welcomed and encouraged to enjoy City sponsored events and programs.

Refund Policy

Sometimes things don’t go as planned. Richland Parks and Recreation reserves the right to cancel, reschedule, relocate or combine activities as needed. If Parks and Recreation cancels an activity, participants will be notified and a full refund will automatically be issued. Participant initiated refund must be requested at least 3 days prior to the activity start date and will not be issued for less than $5. Participant-initiated refunds will be assessed a $5 processing fee per activity for each person involved. Refunds are issued from the City Finance Office within 5 to 7 days. Refunds for VISA and MasterCard transactions will be credited to the same card used in the original transaction.

Gender Equity Policy

The City of Richland complies with Washington’s “Fair Play and Community Sports Act” that prohibits discrimination against any person in a community athletics program on the basis of sex. Any questions or comments, please contact Laurel Strand, Recreation Program and Facility Manager, at 500 Amon Park Dr., Richland, WA 99352, (509)942-7532, lstrand@ci.richland.wa.us

Statement of Non-Discrimination

The City of Richland does not discriminate on the basis of sex, religion, color, race, creed, national origin, age, marital status or the presence of any sensory mental or physical handicap in the provision of services, in programs or activities. The City of Richland does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the programs and activities which it operates, pursuant to the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Pub. L 101-336.

Say Cheese

Photographs of participants may be taken for program promotion purposes. Please notify the class instructor or photographer if you do not wish to have your photograph taken.


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Non-Discrimination in Community Athletic Programs

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal statute created to prohibit sex discrimination in education programs that receive federal financial assistance. The City of Richland does not discriminate against any person on the basis of sex in the operation, conduct, or administration of community athletic programs or sports facilities.

Interested in Teaching a Class?

Richland Parks & Recreation is always on the lookout for enthusiastic and knowledgeable instructors to teach classes and workshops. We would be delighted to receive your course proposals. Please contact: Doug Hagedorn 942-7534 Marilyn Hodgson 942-7627 Stan Johnson 942-7541

Wireless Internet Access

Thanks to the generous support of the Richland Seniors Association, Advanced Technical Group and the Richland Community Center Computer Lab Committee, wireless internet access is now available throughout the facility free of charge.

Life Jacket Loaner Program

Going out on the river and need life jackets for relatives or friends? Don’t buy for just one special outing! Life vests are available to check out free of charge at the Richland Community Center. For more information call 942-7529.

Bike Helmet Distribution Site

The Richland Community Center is one of the distribution sites for the Safe Kids Coalition helmet fitting program. For more information call 942-7529. It could save your child’s life! A donation of $8 for the bike helmet and $10 for the multi-sport helmet is recommended.

Interested in a Room Rental at the Center?

Many of the Community Center rooms are available for rent as space allows. For more information on rentals, please call 942-7529.

Concussion Information Sheet

A concussion is a brain injury and all brain injuries are serious. They are caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head or by a blow to another part of the body with the force transmitted to the head. They can range from mild to severe and can disrupt the way the brain normally works. Even though most concussions are mild, all concussions are potentially serious and may result in complications including prolonged brain damage and death if not recognized and managed properly. In other words, even a “ding” or bump on the head can be serious. You can’t see a concussion and most sports concussions occur without loss of consciousness. Signs and symptoms of concussion may show up right after the injury, or can take hours to fully appear. If your child reports any symptoms of concussion, or if you notice the symptoms or signs of concussion yourself, seek medical attention right away. For current and up-to-date information on concussions go to: www.cdc.gov/concussion



Richland Parks and Recreation Spring 2012 E-Activity Guide