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2-3 4-5 6-7 8 9-10 11-12 13 14 15 16 17 18-19 20 21 22-23 24 25-26 27-28 29-30 Richland Community Center Closures: Monday, December 24 Tuesday, December 25 Monday, December 31 closing at 5:00pm Tuesday, January 1 Monday, February 18


Beading - Garden Bracelet

Instructor: Allison Matthews Min. 4 / Max. 10 Compliment your spring and summer wardrobes and enjoy two morning or evenings of socialization and creativity as you learn how to make a fun and colorful bracelet. The garden bracelet is a beginner/intermediate level beading project. All supplies will be furnished and are included in the price of the program. *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). 7143 Tues., February 12 & 19 6:30-8:30pm Registration deadline January 29 $50.00(R)/$62.50(N) Ruth Livingston Elementary, Classroom 7145 Tues., February 26 & March 5 9:30-11:30am Register deadline February 12 $50.00(R)/$62.50(N) Richland Community Center, Arts & Crafts Room

Understanding Art

Instructor: Tom McClelland Min. 10 / Max. 15 This class will give students the tools to understand and critically analyze art, as well as a general knowledge of the historical development of visual art. Class format will consist of a combination of lecture, AV presentations, in-class discussion and hands-on media explorations. Tom McClelland has been a practicing studio artist for 40 years. He has an MFA in sculpture and 18 years of college level teaching experience. Tuesdays, 6:00-8:30pm 7111 January 8-February 26 $50.00(R)/$62.50(N) Richland Community Center, Arts & Crafts Room

Quilling a Christmas Angel

Instructor: Lorraine Ferqueron Min. 4 / Max. 6 Learn the old fashioned art of Quilling (curling & shaping strips of paper into objects). Come let Lorraine teach you to make your own Christmas Angel! A sample is available at the front desk. Materials list will be on your receipt. 7105 Tuesday, December 11 10:00-11:30am $5.00(R)/$6.25(N) Richland Community Center, Arts & Crafts Room


Stamp a Stack Greeting Cards

Instructor: Tracy Troutman-Curtiss Min. 2 / Max. 15 Come join in the festivities and learn how to make your own greeting cards. We'll create 5 amazing cards that you can feel proud to send to friends and family. December classes will be Holiday/Christmas focus, January classes will be Valentines and February classes will be Special Occasions. You will learn techniques, tips and tricks as well as being able to leave at the end of the class with completed cards. We'll use cardstock, markers, stamps and rollers, heat embossing tools and of course brads, buttons, eyelets and ribbon! Even if you don't think you are creative - this class will show you that you can be artistic and inspire you to learn more. 7113 Wednesday, December 5 6:00-7:30pm 7114 Friday, December 7 6:00-7:30pm 7115 Sunday, December 9 1:00-2:30pm 7116 Wednesday, January 9 6:00-7:30pm 7117 Friday, January 11 6:00-7:30pm 7118 Sunday, January 13 1:00-2:30pm 7119 Wednesday, February 20 6:00-7:30pm 7120 Friday, February 22 6:00-7:30pm 7121 Sunday, February 24 1:00-2:30pm $19.50(R)/$24.25(N) Richland Community Center, Arts & Crafts Room

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.

Watercolors – Splash into Basics

Instructor: Suzi Vitulli Min. 4 / Max. 12 Ages 16+. This is an adult class teaching the beginning basic techniques of watercolors. We’ll discuss a little bit of color theory, then move directly into the different washes, the different ways to define shapes, and glazing. You will walk away with artwork you’ve created on the very first day! A website for supplies will be printed on your receipt, or you may purchase from instructor the first night of class. Tuesdays, 5:30-8:30pm 7219 Tuesdays, December 4 -18 $54.00(R)/$67.50(N) Richland Community Center, Arts & Crafts Room

Greeting Cards Training

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


Beginning Cuban Salsa

Instructors: Dana and Christian Camarena Min. 7 / Max. 18 Learn to dance Salsa the way it's done in Cuba! We'll teach you the fundamentals to a dance that is rich in culture and history, emphasizing the social and movement aspects that make it unique. You will learn the basic lead and follow techniques as well as footwork that will allow you to feel comfortable with a partner on the dance floor. Once you have a good understanding of the basic figures and footwork, you will be graduated to the Advanced Beginner class. Tuesdays, 6:00-7:00pm 6985 December (No class Dec 25) $22.75(R)/$28.50(N) 6986 January (No class Jan 1) $30.50(R)/$38.25(N) 6987 February $30.50(R)/$38.25(N) Richland Community Center, Activity Room

Zumba with Dana & Christian

Instructors: 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 6638 December (No class Dec 26) $16.50(R)/$20.75(N) 6639 January $27.50(R)/$34.50(N) 6640 February $22.00(R)/$27.50(N) Richland Community Center, Riverview South

Beginning Salsa On1

Instructors: 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 6595 December (No class Dec 26) $22.75(R)/$28.50(N) 6596 January $38.25(R)/$47.75(N) 6597 February $30.50(R)/$38.25(N) Richland Community Center, Activity Room

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-tofollow 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 6641 December $27. 50(R)/$34.25(N) 6642 January $22.00(R)/ $27.50(N) 6643 February $22.00(R)/$27.50(N) Richland Community Center, Activity Room


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, 6:30-7:15pm 7141 December (No class Dec 25) $11.75(R)/$14.75(N) 7142 January (No class Jan 1) $15.50(R)/$19.50(N) 7144 February $15.50(R)/$19.50(N) Richland Community Center, Riverview South

Christmas Line Dancing

Instructor: Jo Miller Min. 5 / Max. 30 Ages 12+. Reduce your Holiday stress by doing something good for YOU! Come learn some fun and easy line dances. We will be using a great variety of Christmas music. Tuesdays, 1:00-2:00pm 7045 December 4-18 $16.50(R)/$22.00(N) Richland Community Center, Riverview South

New Attitude Line Dancing Beginner

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! Tuesdays, 1:00-2:00pm 6914 January (No class Jan 1) $22.50(R)/$28.00(N) 6913 February $22.50(R)/$28.00(N) Richland Community Center, Riverview South

New Attitude Line Dancing Improver

Instructor: Jo Miller Min. 5 / Max. 30 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 6919 January $28.00(R)/$35.00(N) 6920 February $22.50(R)/$28.00(N) Richland Community Center, Riverview South

International Folk Dancing*

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, 7:30-10:00pm Richland Community Center, Riverview North 1st Saturday of each month, 6:30-10:00pm Richland Community Center, Activity Room Spectators and first time dancers are free.

Square Dancing*

The Columbia River Squares Dance Club holds Mainstream Squares and Round. Every third tip will be Plus. All square and round dancers are invited to join in on the fun in a smoke/alcohol free environment. No-cost introductions: 6:30-7:00pm. 2nd & 4th Saturdays of each month, 6:30-9:30pm December 8, 22 January 12, 26 February 9, 23 Richland Community Center, Riverview Room


Basic (On-Line Reg)

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. 6246 Saturdays, 12:00-1:00pm $125.00(R)/$156.25(N) Richland Community Center, Arts & Crafts Room

Puppy Class (On-Line Reg.)

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. 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. All vaccinations must be current and dog in good health to attend classes. 6240 Saturdays, 10:30-11:30am $125.00(R)/$156.25(N) Richland Community Center, Arts & Crafts Room

AKC Canine Good Citizen Class

Instructor: Krystal Ellingson Min. 4 / Max. 6 Intermediate obedience for dogs who already have good manners and know most of their basics. Earn an AKC certification for your dog whether it is purebred or not. This class has an emphasis on treat fading while maintaining performance as well as teaching self-control. Prerequisite: Knowledge of basics such as sit, down, stay, etc. Saturday, 3:00-4:00pm 7200 January 5-February 9 $125.00(R)/$156.25(N) Richland Community Center, Arts & Crafts Room


Master's Canine Life and Social Skills

Instructor: Krystal Ellingson Min. 4 / Max. 6 After your dog has completed basic education, it's 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, 1:30-2:30pm 7197 January 5-February 9 $125.00(R)/$156.25(N) Richland Community Center, Arts & Crafts Room

People Training

Instructor: Krystal Ellingson Min. 4 / Max. 12 If you think you are the one who needs training, or if you have a hard time hanging on to your leash and treats at the same time this mini-series is for you. This class is great for getting owners on the same page and keeping them there so the dog is less confused and frustrated in its home life but it also works great for people who want to take dog training to the next level. No dog comes to class with you for this series but don't worry, you will get the chance to build your skills so you can practice more effectively with your dog once you have the confidence you need. Saturdays, 3:00-4:00pm 7202 February 16-March 9 $100.00(R)/$125.00(N) Richland Community Center, Arts & Crafts Room

Ph.D. Canine Life and Social Skills

Instructor: Krystal Ellingson Min. 4 / Max. 6 After your dog has completed basic education, it’s 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, 1:30-2:30pm 7199 February 16-March 23 $125.00(R)/$156.25(N) Richland Community Center, Arts & Crafts Room


A Woman's Guide to Securing Her Financial Future

Instructor: Angie Furubotten-LaRosee Min. 4 / Max. 25 Ladies, come learn how to develop a step-by-step plan for building personal wealth so you can live life on your own terms. We'll learn financial concepts and strategies, including goal setting, budgeting, saving, investing, controlling debt and protecting your wealth to start you on your way to a smarter financial you. Time will be allowed for questions and answers to your personal financial situation. 7056 Tuesday, January 29 6:30-8:30pm $7.50(R)/$9.50(N) Richland Community Center, Meeting Room

How Did Our Economy Get to the Present Day Mess? Instructor: Kathy Utz Min. 5 / Max. 20 Was the financial crisis of 2008 avoidable? Is it over? What were the problems that brought it on? How has the impact of unemployment and the housing bubble fit into all this? What can we expect in the immediate future? 7065 Tuesday, January 22 6:00-8:00pm $7.50(R)/$9.50(N) Richland Community Center, Meeting Room

Savvy Social Security Planning

Instructor: Angie Furubotten-LaRosee Min. 5 / Max. 10 The decisions you make can have a tremendous bearing on the total amount of benefits you stand to receive over your lifetime. By coordinating Social Security with the rest of your retirement income plan, you can pursue the universal dream of a comfortable, worry-free retirement. Baby boomers want to know: Will Social Security be there for me? How much can I expect to receive? When should I apply for Social Security? How can I maximize my benefits? Will Social Security be enough to live on in retirement? At this workshop you will learn important rules and strategies regarding your retirement benefits. • 5 factors to consider when deciding when to apply for benefits •When it makes sense to delay benefits - and when it does not •How spousal, survivor and divorced-spouse benefits work •Two innovative strategies for coordinating benefits with your spouse •How to minimize taxes on Social Security benefits and more! 7098 Tuesday, January 15 6:30-8:30pm $10.00(R)/$12.50(N) Richland Community Center, Meeting Room


20 Minute Abs with Dawn MacDonald

Instructor: Dawn MacDonald, Yoga Fit V & Asthanga Certified, Yoga Alliance (RYT-500) Min. 6 / Max. 20 This 20 minute Abs class will focus on yoga, Pilates and general moves that will strengthen and tighten the core. This will be a class for all levels with layering options. Please wear comfortable workout wear, bring a water bottle and a yoga or Pilates mat. Tuesdays, 4:45-5:05pm 6869 December (No class Dec 25) $9.00(R)/$11.25(N) 6870 January (No class Jan 1) $12.00(R)/$15.00(N) 6871 February $12.00(R)/$15.00(N) Richland Community Center, Activity Room

Strengthen, Stretch and Renew

Instructor: Lindsay Asmus, ACE., ACSM Certified, B.S. Exercise Science 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, 8:45-9:45am 6866 December (No class Dec 25) $25.50(R)/$31.75(N) 6867 January (No class Jan 1, 3) $29.25(R)/$36.50(N) 6868 February $29.25(R)/$36.50(N) Richland Community Center, Riverview South

Better Bones & Better Balance

Instructor: Lindsay Asmus, ACE., ACSM Certified, B.S. Exercise Science, 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 risks from 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 and stress reduction. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:55-10:55am 6863 December (No class Dec 25) $25.75(R)/$32.25(N) 6864 January (No class Jan 1, 3) $29.50(R)/$36.75(N) 6865 February $29.50(R)/$36.75(N) Richland Community Center, Riverview South

Better Bones & Better Balance II

Instructors: Lindsay Asmus, ACE., ACSM Certified, B.S. Exercise Science, Monica Moore, B.S. Sports Science , Consultant: Paul Pietrzak, M.P.T. Min. 6 / Max. 28 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 6601 December (No class Dec 25) $20.00(R)/$25.00(N) 6602 January (No class Jan 1, 3) $22.75(R)/$28.50(N) 6603 February $22.75(R)/$28.50(N) Richland Community Center, Riverview South


Patti's Workout

Instructor: Patti Mason, A.C.E.,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 and pilates. Students enrolled in Patti’s Workout can attend Yoga Fitness & Aromatherapy = Physical & Emotional Balance class. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, 3:50-4:50pm Wednesdays, 5:05-6:20pm 6609 December (No class Dec 24, 25) $28.25(R)/$35.25(N) 6610 January (No class Jan 1) $36.25(R)/$45.25(N) 6611 February (No class Feb 18) $30.25(R)/$37.75(N) Richland Community Center, Riverview South

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 & Fridays, 9:00-10:00am 7006 December (No class Dec 24) $22.50(R)/$28.25(N) 7007 January $24.50(R)/$31.75(N) 7008 February (No class Feb 18) $20.75(R)/$26.00(N) Richland Community Center, Riverview Room

Slim & Sassy Body Shape

Instructor: Patti Mason, A.C.E.,Yoga Fit Level 1 Certified Min. 8 / Max. 30 WOW! Would you like to work out one day a week and be able to 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 15 minutes of yoga stretch and relax. You will leave feeling uplifted and empowered! Wednesday 5:05-6:20pm 6617 December $26.50(R)/$33.25(N) 6615 January $33.00(R)/$41.25(N) 6616 February $26.50(R)/$33.25(N) Richland Community Center, Riverview Room South Add on class if registered for: Yoga Fitness & Aromatherapy $5.00(R)/$6.00(N)

Gentle Pilates

Instructor: Kati Gessner, Stott Pilates, Hope Pilates, and Power Pilates Certified Min. 10 / Max. 20 Gentle Pilates is a mat class designed to build core strength with a gentle approach. Isometric work movement through the spine with a focus on the breath for guidance. Relaxation at the end of the session brings everything back to balance. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:15-10:00am 6875 December (No class Dec 25) $28.00(R)/$35.00(N) 6876 January (No class Jan 1) $36.00(R)/$45.00(N) Richland Community Center, Activity Room 6877 February (No class Feb 14) $28.00(R)/$35.00(N) Richland Community Center, Meeting Room


Become a Chess Champion!

Instructor: Jerry Morton Min. 4 / 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 evening Chess class and learn what it takes to become a champion! Mondays, 6:00-8:00pm 7038 December (No class Dec 24, 31) $15.00(R)/$20.00(N) 7039 January $20.00(R)/$25.00(N) 7040 February (No class Feb 18) $15.00(R)/$20.00(N) Richland Community Center, Arts & Crafts Room

Chess Quads

Instructor: Gregg Dillingham 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. Instruction - 4:00-4:30pm Games - 5:00-8:00pm Saturday, December 15 $6.00(R)/$7.50(N) Saturday, January 5 $6.00(R)/$7.50(N) Saturday, February 9 $6.00(R)/$7.50(N) Fee includes applicable tax. Richland Community Center, Games Room

Parenting with Positive Discipline

Instructor: Kerrin Golden Min. 8 / Max. 16 Are you feeling challenged by your kid's power struggles, by their whining or attitude, by their lack of follow through, with bed time and morning routines, with homework getting done, with sibling conflicts, with chores getting done or something else. Come learn some common sense solutions! A sevensession parenting class based on Positive Discipline. Positive Discipline is for parents who are looking for long-term parenting skills that will encourage their children to think for themselves, become more responsible and have a greater respect for self and others. The teachings of Positive Discipline are filled with non-punitive, respectful methods that will incorporate kindness and firmness into parenting, help parents get to the core of their child's misbehavior, bring more joy into the home and give parents a sense of accomplishment. This class is for parents and caregivers of kids aged 0-18. Instructor is a Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator, as well as a Child and Family Therapist in Richland. Tuesdays, 6:00-8:00pm 7175 February 5-March 19 Individual: $89.00(R)/$111.25(N) Couple: $115.00(R)/$143.75(N) Richland Community Center, Meeting Room

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 7204 January 6-February 24 $16.50(R)/$20.50(N) Richland Community Center, Activity Room


Tax Aide Program

Healthy Spring Cleaning with Essential Oils

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 by calling 942-7529, though walk-ins are accepted upon tax counselor availability. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30-11:30am February 5-April 11 Richland Community Center, Activity Room

Instructor: Allison Matthews Want to make your home a healthy environment that is free of toxic chemicals and safe for you and your family? Understand the history and properties of essential oils. Discover how to combine natural essential oils for disenfecting and sanitizing your home. Plus, be prepared for the cold season and learn a few recipes for combating colds and sinus infections. Each class participant will prepare and take home a home cleaning product and recipe list for additional cleaning products and ideas. *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). Registration Deadline: January 22 7220 Tuesday, January 29 6:30-8:30pm $15.00(R)/$22.00(N) Ruth Livingston Elementary School

AARP Driver Safety Training

Fundamental Guitar Course 101

Instructor: June Baldwin Min. 8 / Max. 20 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. Material fee payable to instructor first day of class - $12 for AARP member (must show card) $14 for non-member. Call 942-7529 to register. Wednesday-Thursday, 9:00am-1:00pm January 16-January 17 Richland Community Center, Activity Room February 13-February 14 Richland Community Center, Meeting Room

Instructor: Tony Woods Min. 5 / Max. 12 Tony Woods, owner of Guitar School of Richland will be teaching a beginner guitar course. The focus is on memorizing 5th and 6th strings and power chords, as well as an introduction to open chords. This will be the same curriculum in a group setting that is taught in his private lessons. Mondays, 7:00-8:00pm 7174 January 7-February 25 $88.00(R)/$110.00(N) Richland Community Center, Arts & Crafts Room


Basic Sewing for Kids

Instructor: Lorraine Ferqueron Min. 4 / Max. 6 Want to learn how to use a sewing machine and complete a simple project? Come to the Basic Sewing for Kids class! Oh, and you don't have to be a kid! 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 7049 December 8 & 22, January 12 & 26 $12.25(R)/$15.25(N) Richland Community Center, Meeting Room

Introduction to Knitting

Instructor: Christie Pruitt Min. 3 / Max. 10 Make your own simple project! Learn to cast on, knit, purl, and bind off in this class for beginners. Bring two size 8 knitting needles, smooth yarn such as Cavon Simply Soft, or Red Heart. No textured yarns. Thursdays, 6:00-8:00pm 7041 December $20.00(R)/$25.00(N) 7042 January (No class Jan 3) $20.00(R)/$25.00(N) 7043 February $20.00(R)/$25.00(N) Richland Community Center, Meeting Room

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. 7101 Saturday, February 9 10:00am-12:00pm $7.25(R)/$9.00(N) Richland Community Center, Arts & Crafts Room

Quilting a Simple Project

Instructor: Lorraine Ferqueron Min. 4 / Max. 8 This five-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 7106 Dec. 29, Jan. 12 & 26, Feb. 9 & 23 $15.00(R)/$18.75(N) Richland Community Center, Meeting Room


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 introduces students to beginning level reading, writing, speaking and listening by introducing the basic concepts of Hiragana, Katakana, and Kanji and 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 7102 December 7103 January 7104 February 4-March 7 $40.50(R)/$50.50(N) Richland Community Center, Conference Room

Spanish Workshop I - Primary Grades K-2

Instructor: Susan Grace Min. 4 / Max. 12 Weekly Workshop - For Primary Grades; K through 2nd - Spanish Workshops are based on seasonally appropriate stories and curriculum developed specifically for Dos Caminos Spanish Workshop classes. In addition related songs, games, crafts and other activities are incorporated to enhance the learning experiences in class. Materials are adapted to be developmentally appropriate to each age/ability group. Fridays, 2:45-4:00pm 7138 January 11-February 1 7139 February 8-March 1 $70.00(R)/$87.50(N) Richland Community Center, Arts & Crafts Room

Spanish for Preschoolers

Instructor: Susan Grace Min. 4 / Max. 12 Weekly Workshop - For Parent/Child (or caregiver). Spanish for Preschoolers Workshops are based on seasonally appropriate stories and curriculum developed specifically for Dos Caminos Spanish Workshop classes. In addition related songs, games, crafts, and other activities are incorporated to enhance the learning experiences in class. Materials are adapted to be developmentally appropriate to each age/ability group. Mondays, 10:00-10:45am 7124 January 7125 February Wednesdays, 10:00-10:45am 7127 January (No class Jan 2) 7128 February Mondays, 11:00-11:45am 7130 January 7131 February Wednesdays, 11: 00-11:45am 7133 January 7134 February $50.00(R)/$62.50(N) Richland Community Center, Arts & Crafts Room

Spanish Workshop II - Intermediate Grade 3-5

Instructor: Susan Grace Min. 4 / Max. 12 Weekly Workshop - For grades 3-5 - Spanish Workshops are based on seasonally appropriate stories and curriculum developed specifically for Dos Caminos Spanish Workshop classes. In addition related songs, games, crafts and other activities are incorporated to enhance the learning experiences in class. Materials are adapted to be developmentally appropriate to each age/ability group. Fridays, 4:15-5:30pm 7122 January 11-February 1 7136 February 8-March 1 $70.00(R)/$87.50(N) Richland Community Center, Arts & Crafts Room


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: www.TriCitiesShotokan.com Mondays, 7:30-9:00pm Saturdays, 10:00-11:30am 6612 December (No class Dec 24, 31) $34.50(R)/$43.25(N) 6613 January $34.50(R)/$43.25(N) 6614 February (No class Feb 18) $30.50(R)/$38.25(N) Richland Community Center, Activity Room

Tae Kwon Do

Instructors: Bill Powell and Jessie Green, Black Belts in the art of Tae Kwon Do. Min. 10 / Max. 30 Ages 8+. Learn the traditional Korean Martial Art of Tae Kwon Do, the art of hand and foot. Gain fitness, self-confidence, self-discipline and inner peace. Tae Kwon Do also teaches the importance of respect and honesty as the means to achieve harmony with society. It is important to be at the first session to get a good count of the students. Gray sweat pants and a white t-shirt are appropriate. Students must not wear shorts. Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00pm 6878 January-February $51.00(R)/$63.75(N) Richland Community Center, Riverview North

Tai Chi

Instructor: John Flemings, Sharon Van Houdt Min. 10 / Max. 40 Classes consist of a brief meditation period, warm-up exercises, learning the Tai Chi walk and practice of short and long form Yang style Tai Chi. 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 6618 January-February (No class Jan 1,18, Feb 8) $47.00(R)/$58.75(N) (Make-up Sat, Jan 19 10-11am) 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 during this class. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:05am-12:05pm 7168 December (No class Dec 25) $41.75(R)/$52.25(N) 7169 January (No class Jan 1, 3) $53.75(R)/$67.00(N) Richland Community Center, Activity Room 7170 February $47.75(R)/$59.75(N) Richland Community Center, Riverview South


Geocaching 101

Instructor: Park Ranger Jen Min. 6 / Max. 15 Learn about geocaching and how to use a GPS unit. Go find a couple caches in the dark in Howard Amon Park. Please Register by: Tuesday, December 4. Thursday, 6:00-7:30pm 7206 December 6 $3.00(R)/$5.00(N) – Individual $5.00(R)/$7.00 – Family Richland Community Center, Conference Room

Geocaching 102

Instructor: Park Ranger Jen Min. 6 / Max. 15 Learn how to make pocket queries, routes and bookmarks and how to send to GPS unit or iPhone. Please register by Tuesday, February 5. Friday, 6:00-7:30pm 7207 February 8 $3.00(R)/$5.00(N) – Individual $5.00(R)/$7.00 – Family Richland Community Center, Computer Room

Reminder: Please dress appropriately: closed-toe shoes are mandatory for all participants. Remember: water, snack, sun screen and bug repellant. All kids must be accompanied by an adult.

Yakima Delta GeoHike

Leader: Park Ranger Jen Min. 6 / Max. 15 Let’s geocache and enjoy nature. Please register by Wednesday, February 6. Saturday, 2:00-3:30pm 7208 February 9 $3.00(R)/$5.00(N) – Individual $5.00(R)/$7.00 – Family Meet at Yakima Delta parking lot on Columbia Trail Drive west of Leslie Rd.

Amon Basin GeoHike

Leader: Park Ranger Jen Min. 6 / Max 15 Let’s geocache and enjoy nature. Please register by Monday, December 31. Thursday, 3:30-4:30pm 7209 January 3 $3.00(R)/$5.00(N) – Individual $5.00(R)/$7.00 – Family Meet at Claybell Park


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. Winter quarter starts December 3rd and then winter break begins. Class resumes on January 7th. 11 classes. Mondays, 9:15-10:45am 7096 December 3-March 11 (No class Dec 10, 17, 24, 31) $100.00(R)/$125.00(N) Wright Street Fire Station, 507 Wright Street

Parent Toddlers Co-Op 2-3 years

Instructor: Cle Ella Mattox-Sapp Min. 10 / Max. 15 This class celebrates your child's second through third 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. Winter quarter starts December 5th then winter break begins. Class resumes on January 9th. 11 classes. Wednesdays, 9:15-11:15am 7099 December 5-March 13 (No class Dec 12, 19, 26, Jan 2) $100.00(R)/$125.00(N) Wright Street Fire Station, 507 Wright Street

Parent/Preschooler Cooperative

Instructor: Lynne Bitten Min. 10 / Max. 18 Parents and children (36 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, explores child guidance techniques and presents kindergarten readiness strategies. Instructor will provide a supply list. Winter quarter starts December 13th and then winter break begins. Class resume on January 10th. 11 classes. Thursdays, 9:15-11:15am 7112 December 13-March 14 (No class Dec 20, 27, Jan 3) $100.00(R)/$125.00(N) Wright Street Fire Station, 507 Wright Street

Parent/Young Toddlers Co-Op 1-2 years

Instructor: Cle Ella Mattox-Sapp Min. 10 / Max. 20 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. Winter quarter starts December 4th then winter break begins. Class resumes on January 8th. 11 classes. Tuesdays, 9:15-11:15am 7097 December 4-March 12 (No class Dec 11, 18, 25, Jan 1) $100.00(R)/$125.00(N) Wright Street Fire Station, 507 Wright Street


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! Donated by Hawthorne Court. No Fee -December 11 -January 8 -February 12 Richland Community Center, Lounge

How About a Game of Pool?

Join this fun-loving group of seniors who meet at the Richland Community Center Monday through Friday. This informal gathering usually begins about 1:00pm and varies in length. ($2 per day - $20 per month) Richland Community Center, Billiards Room Applicable tax included.

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 Prestige Assisted Living. No Fee -December 18 -January 15 -February 19 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 for free root beer floats donated and served by Guardian Angel Homes. Sugar free soda available! No Fee 3rd Thursday of each month, 2:00pm Richland Community Center, Lounge

Let's Play Dominoes!

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

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 8:30am. Coffee is available and often, even doughnuts!


Cribbage

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

Duplicate Bridge

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays ACBL players may play with non-ACBL players. 12:30-3:30pm (No play Dec 7, 24 and Feb 18) Richland Community Center, Games Room $1.00 per person Applicable tax included.

Party Bridge

Golden Age Pinochle

The special evening game is for the 'Golden Age' Pinochle players. Fridays, 6:30-9:00pm (No play Dec 7, Feb 18) Richland Community Center, Games Room $1.00 per person Applicable tax included.

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 (No play Dec 24 and Feb 18) Richland Community Center, Games Room $1.00 per person Applicable tax included.


Barbershop Holiday Concert

All ages are invited to join us for a festive musical performance by the Columbia River Chordsmen barbershop group. Enjoy a mix of holiday songs and songs from yesteryear. Come in and warm up with great holiday music in anticipation of the Lighted Boat Parade arrival. No fee. Friday, December 7 6:30-7:30pm Richland Community Center, Riverview Room

Holidays by the River

Join the Richland Parks and Recreation Department to celebrate the annual Lighted Boat Parade in Howard Amon Park. Saturday, December 8 3:00-8:00pm Tuba Music – 3:00-4:30pm Santa Arrives – 6:30pm Enjoy the warming fire and refreshments. Boats arrive at Howard Amon Park approximately 7:30pm depending on wind and weather conditions. No fee.

John Dam Plaza Tree Lighting Ceremony

Model Railroad Display!

Have you ever dreamed of being a railroad engineer? Here is your chance to see a real scale working model railroad. Come visit the Tri-City Model Railroaders holiday display at the Richland Community Center. See the precision and attention to detail that these skilled model railroader builders put into their display. You will be amazed! Bring the whole family! No fee. December 7, 6:30-10:00pm December 8, 10:00am-10:00pm Richland Community Center, Games Room

Join us for holiday entertainment provided by MidColumbia Mastersingers, a warming fire and a visit from the North Pole. The excitement will continue as the celebration moves into the parkway for shopping and dining. The festivities will conclude with hot beverages and a free holiday variety show starting at 7:00pm at the Richland Players Theatre. Friday, November 23 5:00-8:00pm John Dam Plaza and The Parkway Shopping District

Middle School Night Out

Come have fun with your friends, and meet new ones! Join us for dancing, dodge ball, foosball, karaoke, food and more! This special evening is for 6th, 7th and 8th graders supervised by Parks and Recreation Staff. Friday, February 8 7:00-9:30pm Pre-sale: $5.00(R)/$6.25(N) At the door: $6.00(R)/$7.50(N) Richland Community Center


Youth Baseball

This co-ed youth baseball program is designed to introduce children to the game of baseball in a fun and non-competitive setting. Teams will practice once a week and play a six-game season on weekday evenings in Richland parks. Teams are formed by geographic location within the school boundaries set by the Richland School District. COACHES ARE NEEDED! Please call the Recreation office at 9427529 for information about coaching. Coaches meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 9th at 6:00pm in the Community Center. T-BALL (5 and 6-year-olds) Learn the general rules and basic skills of fielding, base running and hitting from a batting tee. Everyone has fun playing America’s favorite pastime. COACH PITCH (6 to 8 year-olds) (Must be 6 years old by April 15, 2013) Continued development of skills and fundamentals introduced in T-Ball. The coach pitches a 9� diameter ball to their own team. PRACTICE & GAMES: Practice begins the week of April 22. The 6-game season will start May 6. PLAYER REGISTRATION: November 27 through March 12 Fees: $30.50(R)/$38.00(N) Late Registration March 13-22 $35.25(R)/$44.00(N) Fee includes team shirt, please specify size when registering.

Table Tennis*

The Tri-Cities Table Tennis Association 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/updates: www.tricitytabletennis.com or email: TriCitiesTableTennis@gmail.com (No Play Dec 7, 30, Jan 18, Feb 8) Wednesdays, 7:30-10:00pm Sundays, 3:00-6:00pm Richland Community Center, Riverview Room South Open League Fridays, 7:30-10:00pm On most Friday nights we begin open league sign-in between 7:30-7:45pm and begin play by 8:00pm. ALL skill levels and guests are encouraged to give the casual league a try. We also setup one extra table for those who arrive later or prefer not to play in the league format.


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. Tuesday & Wednesday 7066 January 29-January 30 9:00-11:00am $11.50(R)/$14.50(N) Richland Community Center, Computer Room

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. 7068 Monday, December 3 6:00-7:00pm $5.25(R)/$6.50(N) 7069 Monday, February 4 9:00-10:00am $5.25(R)/$6.50(N) Richland Community Center, Computer Room

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. 7070 Thursday, December 6 6:00-8:00pm $9.50(R)/$12.00(N) 7071 Thursday, February 7 9:00-10:00am $9.50(R)/$12.00(N) Richland Community Center, Computer Room

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. 7072 Monday, January 28 9:00-10:30am $8.25(R)/$10.25(N) Richland Community Center, Computer Room

Internet & E-Mail

Instructor: George Carpenter Min. 2 / Max. 10 This course will teach you how to send and receive email, browse the web, use search engines, links and formatting, download, save and organize information and much, much more. Tuesday & Wednesday 7074 December 4-December 5 6:00-8:00pm $11.50(R)/$14.50(N) 7075 February 5-February 6 9:00-11:00am $11.50(R)/$14.50(N) Richland Community Center, Computer Room

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. 7076 Wednesday, December 5 9:00-10:30am $8.25(R)/$10.25(N) 7077 Wednesday, February 6 6:00-7:30pm $8.25(R)/$10.25(N) Richland Community Center, Computer Room

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. 7078 Monday, December 3 7:30-8:30pm $5.25(R)/$6.50(N) 7079 Monday, February 4 10:30-11:30am $5.25(R)/$6.50(N) Richland Community Center, Computer Room


Just the Basics

Instructor: George Carpenter Min. 2 / Max. 10 Computer startup, mouse use, running a software program: 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. 7080 Monday, December 3 9:00-11:00am $9.50(R)/$12.00(N) 7081 Monday, February 4 6:00-8:00pm $9.50(R)/$12.00(N) Richland Community Center, Computer Room

Layer Power

Instructor: George Carpenter Min. 2 / Max. 10 Discover tricks to unlock the full power of layers to improve your photographs using Photoshop Elements. Tuesday & Wednesday 7082 January 29-January 30 6:00-8:00pm $11.50(R)/$14.50(N) Richland Community Center, Computer Room

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. 7084 Monday, January 28 6:00-7:00pm $5.25(R)/$6.50(N) Richland Community Center, Computer Room

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 and alternative means of sharing pictures. 7086 Thursday, January 31 9:00-10:00am $5.25(R)/$6.50(N) Richland Community Center, Computer Room

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. 7088 Thursday, December 6 9:00-11:00am $9.50(R)/$12.00(N) 7089 Thursday, February 7 6:00-8:00pm $9.50(R)/$12.00(N) Richland Community Center, Computer Room

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. 7090 Thursday, January 31 6:00-8:00pm $9.50(R)/$12.00(N) Richland Community Center, Computer Room

Search Tricks

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. 7092 Tuesday, December 4 9:00-10:00am $5.25(R)/$6.50(N) 7093 Tuesday, February 5 6:00-7:00pm $5.25(R)/$6.50(N) Richland Community Center, Computer Room


Leavenworth Christmas Tree Lighting

Min. 20 / Max. 22 Many visitors come back year after year to experience the joys of Christmas at this famous Leavenworth festival. You may choose to spend the afternoon shopping to your heart’s content, snacking when the mood strikes you, or simply browsing the beautiful shops and enjoying the good company. At dusk everyone will gather to sing 'Silent Night' and witness the lighting of the village and park as they are transformed into a magical wonderland of lights. Dinner is on your own so you may choose your favorite eatery. The bus will leave the Center at 10:00am and should return about 9:00pm. Registration deadline is Monday, December 3. DRESS WARMLY. Applicable tax included. 7153 Friday, December 7 10:00am-9:00pm $47.75(R)/$59.75(N) Richland Community Center, Lobby

Mystery Trips for the Adventurous…Trip 1 and Trip 2!! Min. 15 / 22 Max. You said these are your favorite, so come join a fun group of adventurous souls for two of the best trips ever! We'll hop on a bus to head out to an exciting destination, have a great lunch, and then head on to yet another educational and entertaining destination. Take one trip, or both! You will be glad you did! The bus will leave the Richland Community Center at 9:00am and should return around 5:00pm. Lunch is included. Applicable tax included. Register for one…or for both! 7100 January 30 trip $51.00(R)/$63.75(N) Please Register by: January 25 7194 February 27 trip $55.00(R)/$68.75(N) Please Register by: February 25 Richland Community Center, Lobby


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

Boundaries Workshop

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

Instructor: Kathleen Shannon, MA, LMHC Certified Min. 6 / Max. 25 Do you have a difficult time saying 'no' or telling others what you want from them? Do you often break promises that you make to yourself? If so, setting strong, clear, healthy boundaries or limits with yourself and others can increase your effectiveness in getting your needs met, maintaining your selfrespect, and helping you to take better care of yourself. In all aspects of life, boundary setting helps to reduce stress, create clearer communication, improve morale, and increase productivity. Setting boundaries includes deciding what you want or don't want, telling others, and then sticking with those decisions BASED ON YOUR PERSONAL VALUES once you've made them. Benefits to you from attending this workshop include: -Improved understanding about why it is difficult to set boundaries -Real-life examples of boundary setting -Practice communicating and setting boundaries in a safe environment -Increased confidence and courage to set the boundaries that are important to you. 7109 Saturday, January 19 1:00-5:00pm $30.00(R)/$37.50(N) 7110 Saturday, February 16 1:00-5:00pm $30.00(R)/$37.50(N) Richland Community Center, Activity Room

Free Hearing Screening

Foot Care for Fabulous Feet

Advance Planning for End of Life

Instructor: Stefanie Fehr Min. 2 / Max. 16 Death is a part of life. Unfortunately, the unexpected can happen. There are many decisions to make and options to consider. Planning ahead so that your loved ones know your wishes can help ease the emotional time for those left behind. Stefanie will lead you through the process of end of life planning and show you how you can help ease the transition for your family. 7155 Wednesday, January 30 6:30-7:30pm $5.00(R)/$6.25(N) Richland Community Center, Meeting Room

Blood Pressure / Blood Sugar Clinics

Columbia Basin Hearing & Balance Center offers free hearing screenings and hearing aid checks and cleanings at the Richland Community Center once each quarter. Please call 942-7529 to schedule an appointment. Tuesday, December 4 10:00-11:00am Richland Community Center, Wellness Room

Instructor: Beverly Thrasher Come see how fabulous your feet can feel! The provider is a Licensed Registered Nurse specializing in Foot Care and holds Diabetes Education Certification. 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. Applicable tax included. Richland Community Center, Wellness Room


Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

Instructor: Kathleen Shannon, MA, LMHC Certified Min. 6 / Max. 15 Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction is a program developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn. Through the cultivation of non-judgmental awareness of our moment-tomoment experience, MBSR offers an integrated approach to working with our daily physical, emotional and psychological stress, as well as offering powerful coping tools for dealing with chronic pain and debilitating illness. The practices of Mindfulness Meditation in several forms combined with Mindful Movement can lead to a profound shift in one's approach to life and a solid foundation for deep emotional healing and personal growth. Wednesdays, 6:00-8:00pm 7094 January (No class Jan 2) $30.00(R)/$37.50(N) 7107 February $30.00(R)/$37.50(N) Richland Community Center, Arts & Crafts 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 during this class. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:05am-12:05pm 7168 December (No class Dec 25) $41.75(R)/$52.25(N) 7169 January (No class Jan 1, 3) $53.75(R)/$67.00(N) Richland Community Center, Activity Room 7170 February $47.75(R)/$59.75(N) Richland Community Center, Riverview South

Stomp the ANTS (Automatic Negative Thoughts)

Instructor: Glenda Gibbs Min. 8 / Max. 12 This 3-part class is interactive using the A.N.T.s principals developed by Dr. Daniel Amen. You will learn to break your most negative thoughts which are getting in the way of making everything you attempt work! You will learn to recognize and eliminate them and replace with healthy and positive thoughts using discussion, hypnosis and EFT (emotional freedom technique). Dress comfortable; bring a bottle of water and a notebook. Mondays, 6:30-8:00pm 7064 January 14, 21, 28 $15.00(R)/$18.50(N) Richland Community Center, Meeting Room

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, 11:45am-12:45pm 6968 December (No class Dec 25) $37.00(R)/$46.25(N) 6969 January (No class Jan 1, 3) $42.25(R)/$53.00(N) Richland Community Center, Activity Room 6970 February $42.25(R)/$53.00(N) Richland Community Center, Arts & Crafts Room


Yoga Fitness & Aromatherapy = Physical & Emotional Balance

Instructor: Patti Mason, A.C.E.,Yoga Fit Level 1 Certified Min. 6 / Max. 50 A continuous flow of postures accompanied with active breathing, bringing mind and body together. Instruction on how to modify as needed. Learn to enjoy how your body moves without competition or judgment. Bring a firm blanket or towel, yoga mat, water and your positive energy! You can also choose to add the benefits of Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Aromatherapy for increased physical and emotional homeostasis and balance. Mondays, 5:05-6:05pm 6886 December (No class Dec 24, 31) $19.75(R)/$24.75(N) 6887 January $26.50(R)/$33.25(N) 6888 February (No class Feb 18) $19.75(R)/$24.75(N) Richland Community Center, Riverview North

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!) 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. Thursdays, 6:25-7:15pm 6880 December $15.50(R)/$19.50(N) 6881 January (no class Jan 3) $15.50(R)/$19.50(N) 6882 February $15.50(R)/$19.50(N) Richland Community Center, Riverview South

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 6826 December (No class Dec 25) $22.75(R)/$28.50(N) 6827 January (No class Jan 1, 3) $22.75(R)/$28.50(N) 6228 February $22.75(R)/$28.50(N) Richland Community Center, Riverview North Tuesdays AND Thursdays, 5:15-6:15pm 6829 December (No class Dec 25) $25.00(R)/$31.25(N) 6830 January (No class Jan 1, 3) $28.50(R)/$35.50(N) 6831 February $28.50(R)/$35.50(N) Richland Community Center, Riverview North


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 OR Wednesdays, 5:15-6:15pm 7146 December (no class Dec 24, 31) $22.75(R)/$28.50(N) 7147 January (no class Jan 2, 21) $22.75(R)/$28.50(N) 7148 February (no class Feb 18) $22.75(R)/$28.50(N) Richland Community Center, Activity Room Mondays AND Wednesdays, 5:15-6:15pm 7149 December (no class Dec 24, 31) $25.00(R)/$31.25(N) 7151 January (no class Jan 2, 21) $25.00(R)/$31.25(N) 7152 February (no class Feb 18) $25.00(R)/$31.25(N) Richland Community Center, Activity Room

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. Thursdays, 5:45-7:00pm 6632 December (no class Dec 27) $23.00(R)/$28.75(N) 6633 January $38.25(R)/$47.75(N) 6634 February $30.75(R)/$38.50(N) Richland Community Center, Activity Room


39 *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.


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 9427529. 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


Winter E-Activity Guide 2012-13