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  • *NEW Beginner Chinese

    This course is designed for beginners ages 18 and up with no prior Mandarin Chinese knowledge. Instructor Hsiao-Chieh Teng Hozak (CJ) is a native speaker from Taiwan with a Master’s in Teaching Chinese as a Second/Foreign Language and 5 years of teaching experience. This introductory Chinese course will cover Hanyu Pinyin (Chinese phonological system) and the Chinese writing system, in both handwriting and typing. The lessons will be theme-based teaching, with such topics as: self-introduction, greeting, dining, shopping, making reservations, etc. We will practice listening and speaking in real-life situations. We will also learn Chinese culture related to the course topics. The focus of this course is on speaking and listening with a minor focus on reading and writing.
  • *NEW Guided Practice: Grounding, Clearing & Meditation

    Interested in learning how you can decrease anxiety and depression, calm your mind, and reclaim your energy with a few simple tools? Join this weekly group practice and learn a new way that can have lasting, positive results with practice! Located at The Wellspring, a MEDical tune-up center for wellbeing via Music, Energy, and Dance. Bring your journal, writing utensil and water bottle.
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    Be a Better Writer: 10 Easy Tips to Improve Your Writing Now

    We write everyday: emails, social media posts, work projects and even non-fiction or creative writing. Improving is just a matter of knowing some simple tricks to make your writing more impactful and readable, and may help get you a promotion at work or avoid rejection from a publisher. In this hands-on session, there will be writing/editing examples and exercises so you can see in real time how to make sentences flow properly while still maintaining reader interest. You will leave with a workbook full of writing tips and tricks.
  • Guided Practice: Grounding, Clearing & Meditation

    Interested in learning how you can decrease anxiety and depression, calm your mind, and reclaim your energy with a few simple tools? Join this weekly group practice and learn a new way that can have lasting, positive results with practice! Located at The Wellspring, a MEDical tune-up center for wellbeing via Music, Energy, and Dance. Bring your journal, writing utensil and water bottle.
  • How to Write Your Life Story

    You don't need to be famous to have a legacy to leave behind. Create an inspirational autobiography for family, friends and others. Learn how to bring your story to life with a step-by-step outline. Printing/publishing options will also be discussed.
  • Know your costs - Creating your Custom Home

    Cost are rising everywhere and this is especially true for new home construction. In this course, a local designer and a custom home builder will discuss the cost implications of design decisions and construction methods in our region. If you have any questions about your dream home, this course will certainly be helpful. Please feel free to bring your ideas and sketches.
  • Retirement by Design

    Retirement by Design is a 40-minute presentation that illustrates how you can translate your vision for retirement into tangible goals. Whether you are 10 or 40 years from retirement, you’ll learn investment strategies to help design the retirement you want. We’ll also discuss how you can add flexibility to your strategy to help you handle unexpected events and how you can keep your strategy on track. Outline: Welcome/Introduction; Seminar overview; Your current situation; Your vision for retirement; Defining your goals; Working toward your goals; Taxes; Preparing for the unexpected; Staying on track
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    Writing for Online Blogs, Magazines & Websites

    You don’t need a journalism degree or previously published articles to write for anyone’s online blog, magazine, or website. Some opportunities offer exposure, while many pay well -- $1 a word and more. In this fast-paced session, you will learn how to: find ideas, sources, and more than 1,000 opportunities that pay, conduct interviews and create interesting content, protect your copyright, write query letters, and then use this credibility to sell other articles or even your self published novel.