Classes

Class: Joel Blackwell - You Can Influence Politicians and Public Policy (Corte Madera

Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 10:00am

Saturday, March 23, 2019, • 10 am - 1 pm  • $125

You will learn specific techniques to influence elected officials from city council to Congress and mistakes to avoid including -

How to influence elected officials with little time and effort, why you already know everything you need to become an effective advocate, and what message legislators want from you compared to professional lobbyists.

Joel Blackwell, author of “Personal Political Power in California,” was an award-winning reporter and editor at the Miami Herald. He interviewed elected officials, lobbyists, volunteer advocates, and academic researchers to find out what works to influence senators and representatives. He has worked for associations and corporations in 47 states and Washington DC, helping them build grassroots systems to support their professional lobbyists. His keynotes and seminars leave audiences inspired, laughing and learning.
 

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Wendy Walsh - Intermediate Italian 1 (Corte Madera Store)

Monday, March 25, 2019 - 12:45pm

Eight Mondays; March 25- May 13 • 12:40 - 2:25 pm • $290

Wendy Walsh has a Ph.D. in Italian Literature from UCB. She has been teaching Italian language, literature, and cooking since 1979.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Wendy Walsh - Intermediate Italian 2 (Corte Madera Store)

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 8:45am

Eight Tuesdays; March 26- May 14, 2019 • 8:45 - 10:30 am - $290

Wendy Walsh has a Ph.D. in Italian Literature from UCB. She has been teaching Italian language, literature, and cooking since 1979.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Wendy Walsh - Advanced Italian (Corte Madera Store)

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 9:00am

Eight Thursdays; March 28- May 16 • 9:00 am - 11:00 am • $290

Wendy Walsh has a Ph.D. in Italian Literature from UCB. She has been teaching Italian language, literature, and cooking since 1979.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Sara Bender - Continued Beginning Spanish (Corte Madera Store)

Friday, March 29, 2019 - 10:30am

8 Fridays; March 29 - May 17, 2019 • 10:30am-12:30pm • $265

In this course, participants will be introduced to the foundations of vocabulary and grammar that include key Spanish phrases, terminology for travel and basic conversation. Participants will focus on their pronunciation while they begin to feel confident speaking Spanish. 

Sara Bender was born in Mexico and lived there until she was 5. Spanish was her first language, yet she also studied abroad in Mexico and majored in Spanish Translation at the University of Maryland. She later received her Master’s in Secondary Spanish from The Johns Hopkins University. She was a teacher for 8 years and is currently tutoring in Marin. She is looking forward to teaching Spanish courses to the community and welcomes everyone.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Allison Landa - Writing From the Edge (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 10:00am

Saturday March 30 , 2019 • 10 am - 4 pm  • $125



Life proliferates at the continent’s ragged edge, where sunlight illuminates the water and a wide variety of species flourishes. Such is the case with writing, which grows most vivid at the roughest spots. Together we’ll explore ways to connect with what lies within and bring it to the surface through the power of the written word. This will take the form of in-class reading and writing prompts as well as group discussion.

Allison has published personal essays in publications including - The Guardian US, The Washington Post, & The Huffington Post. She studied writing at St. Mary's College of California, where she earned an MFA, and has held residencies at The MacDowell Colony, Playa Summer Lake, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, and The Julia and David White Artists' Colony.

 

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Melanie Vetter - The Power of Story (Corte Madera Store)

Sunday, March 31, 2019 - 2:00pm

Sunday March 31, 2019 • 2 - 5 pm  • $90

Do you want more meaning in your life? More gratitude? Deeper connections with the people you care about? Our stories have the power to deliver all that. Melanie will show you how to write your life through the power of story—how storytelling helps you find meaning, deepen gratitude, and get closer to people who matter most (maybe even heal relationships). At the end of the workshop, Melanie will take you step by step through writing a powerful gratitude letter to someone you care about. Come find and share your story!

Melanie Vetter is the founder of Wellfleet Circle. Melanie's life’s work is dedicated to teaching and empowering others to celebrate, document and share a purposeful life using fun and joyful tools and techniques.  Melanie is a Harvard Law School trained attorney and business professional and a certified Legacy Advisor. She holds a certificate in Guided Autobiography Instruction from the Birren Center for Autobiographical Studies, and is also a Certified Senior Advisor®.

 

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Victoria Einhorn - Intermediate Spanish (Corte Madera Store)

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 10:00am

Ten Thursdays; April 4 - June 13 (no class 4/11), 2019 • 10:00 am-12:00 pm • $325

In this course, participants will learn more conversational Spanish, improve upon and add to their vocabulary, work on their accents and learn the remaining "core" grammar.  By the end of this course participants will feel confident communicating in Spanish. 

Victoria Einhorn has a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish language and literature from William Smith College and a Master’s degree in education from New York University. She has lived in Salamanca, Spain where she attended the University of Salamanca for a year. She has taught preschool in Manhattan, New York, first grade in the San Francisco public schools, and a Spanish bilingual third grade class in Texas. She now teaches Spanish as an enrichment class.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Kerrin Meis - Romanticism (Corte Madera Store)

Friday, April 5, 2019 - 1:00pm

Three Fridays; April 5 - 26 (no class 4/19) , 2019  • 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm • $110

A state of mind, not a style, the prevailing attitude in music, literature, and the visual arts from about 1798 until around 1846. We study painting in Germany, Norway, England, France, Switzerland and Spain and encounter artists Caspar David. Friedrich, Johann Christian Dahl, the English watercolorists Girtin and Cotman,  John Constable, JMW Turner, Heinrichi Fussli, Delacroix, Gericault, Girodet, Baron Gros, and Francisco Goya whose Romanticism gives way to Realism.

Kerrin Meis taught art history at SFSU for ten years, and she currently teaches for the OLLI programs at Dominican University and UC Berkeley. She leads study tours in Europe. Her Book Passage classes have been big favorites for years.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Susan Fritz-Prey - Classical Music ABC's (Corte Madera Store)

Monday, April 8, 2019 - 10:30am

Six Mondays; April 8 - May 13  • 10:30 am - 12:00 pm • $200

This class is for those new to Classical music or for anyone who would like to have a deeper, more rewarding listening experience. We will look at how we listen and consider ways to expand and apply those skills while hearing beautiful music from the Baroque through the 21st century.  

Susan Fritz-Prey has a doctorate and master's degree in Musical Arts from the University of Southern California.  She has taught at USC and SF State as well as other universities, and she has performed throughout the US. Currently, Susan maintains a private piano studio in Marin County. 

*$20 materials fee included.    

 

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

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