Start: 9:00 am
End: 11:00 am
Eight Thursdays: Jan 10-Mar. 7 (no class Feb. 28) • 9:00-11:00 am • $235Ximena Bervejillo was born and raised in Uruguay, and moved to Marin in 2002 with her family. She has been teaching languages for 20 years and has also been training Spanish teachers for the past three years. She loves sharing her culture and language with her students, children and adults, and brings lots of passion and fun to her classes.
Start: 10:00 am
End: 12:00 pm
Eight Thursdays: Jan. 10 - Feb. 28 • 10:00-12:00 pm • $235For beginning students who have had some Spanish study. Workbook available to purchase during class.Graciela Pera was born in Buenos Aires. She is a graduate of the University of Buenos Aires. She has been teaching Spanish for 35 years. She enjoys sharing her culture and language with students. Students unsure of their level will be provided with the instructor’s e-mail address in order to determine placement
Start: 1:15 pm
End: 3:15 pm
Eight Thursdays, Jan. 10-Feb. 28 • 1:15 - 3:15 pm • $205 The class will continue learning new words, grammar and various aspects of Italian culture. Text helps develop language acquisition tools.Gisella Petrone has a Masters degree from the University of Calabria. She has taught English, Italian, Latin, Roman History, and Italian cooking.
Start: 6:30 pm
End: 8:30 pm
Six Thursdays: Jan. 17-Mar. 7 (no class Feb. 14 or 21)6:30-8:30 pm • $40 per session (see below) or $200 for seriesWhat if being a better parent meant actually doing less for your child? The Simplicity Parenting movement is based on a book by Kim Payne. It has helped families to make small, do-able changes with big, satisfying results. Workshop participants come away with practical strategies for raising calmer, happier and more secure kids. Jody Meese has been the Director of the Marin Mountain School’s Early Childhood Center since 2001................................................................................................ Register for Indiviual Classes:Jan. 10: Why Simplify? - Free Introductory Workshop Reconnecting the dreams you have for your family with your daily lifeJan. 17: Soul Fever Getting to the roots of misbehavior, and knowing what to do about itJan. 24: EnvironmentTransforming your home from a busy terminal to a peaceful havenJan. 31: RhythmFinding the key to battle-free bedtimes, meaningful mealtimes, and cheerful cooperationFeb. 7: SchedulingBuilding balance, dealing with boredom, and deepening the experience of playFeb. 28: Filtering Out the Adult WorldStrengthening our children by giving space and time for childhoodMar. 7:Simplicity Parenting To GoSustaining change and building community for our families
Start: 6:30 pm
End: 8:30 pm
World Travel Tips: Arctic and AntarcticaThurs., Jan. 10 • 6:30-8:30 pm • $25Rea will take you on a fascinating photographic journey contrasting these two regions; sharing the beauty, flora, fauna and diverse habitats she discovered on her expeditions. After visiting the Arctic and the Antarctic continent twice, she became captivated with the differences and many similarities of these areas. This presentation will explore these remarkable contrasts. President of Cosmopolitan Adventure Tours, Rea Franjetic is a member of the International Ecotourism Society and president of San Francisco Travel Professionals. She was born in Croatia, raised in South America and became part of her family travel business. She is an avid photographer and leader of unique small travel groups. She has done travel presentations locally and internationally.World Travel Tips Series:Argentina and BrazilThurs., Jan. 17 • 6:30-8:30 pm • $25Galapagos, Peru, BoliviaThurs., Jan. 24 • 6:30-8:30 pm • $25Southern EuropeThurs., Jan. 31 • 6:30-8:30 pm • $25How to Get the Best Shot in the CameraThurs., Feb. 7 • 6:30-8:30 pm • $25The BalkansThurs., Feb. 21 • 6:30-8:30 pm • $25Power Spots and Sacred JourneysThurs., Feb 28 • 6:30-8:30 pm • $25
Start: 7:00 pm
Magnus Flyte (Christina Lynch & Meg Howrey) read from City of Dark Magic ($16.00). Once a city of enormous wealth and culture, Prague was home to emperors, alchemists, astronomers, and, as it’s whispered, hell portals. When music student Sarah Weston lands a summer job at Prague Castle cataloging Beethoven’s manuscripts, she has no idea how dangerous her life is about to become. Prague is a threshold, Sarah is warned, and it is steeped in blood.Magnus Flyte is a pseudonym for the writing duo of Meg Howrey and Christina Lynch. Howrey is a former dancer with the Joffrey and the winner of an Ovation Award. She is the author of the novels The Cranes Dance and Blind Sight and lives in Los Angeles. Lynch is a television writer and former Milan correspondent for W magazine. She lives near Sequoia National Park in California.