Ongoing Classes

Arts & Crafts

Watercolor Class

  • Linda Mendez
  • Wednesdays, Ongoing, 1-2:30 pm
  • GSC*, $3 PNA Members/$5 Public
  • Register: 206.297.0875

This group is open to beginning and intermediate-level painters. We’ll explore watercolor techniques and practice drawing people and still-life arrangements. There will be some instruction and discussion but plenty of time for practice and free painting. We will also practice positive critiquing of each other’s work. Sharing is encouraged but not required. Emphasis will be on creating a safe, friendly environment. 1st Wed: Plein air painting trips at various locations; remaining Wed: GSC

Collage For Wellbeing: Discovering The Sacred In The Ordinary

  • Ruthie Neilson
  • Fri, Dec 8, 9am-12pm
  • GSC, Free
  • Register: 206.297.0875

Access your own inherent wisdom and guidance. You will tap into your intuitive side, then create a mixed-media collage that reveals your inner wisdom. You will have the opportunity to journal about and share your creation with others. Collage is a powerful medium for self-expression that is accessible to all of us—no artistic experience needed!

Be Prepared

AARP Smart Driver Course

  • Corine Olson, AARP
  • Ages 55 & up
  • Thu & Fri, Jan 11 & 12, Feb 8 & 9. 9:30 am-2:30 pm
  • GSC, $20 AARP Member, $25 Public
  • Register: 206.297.0875

Come and join this informative class in “smart” driving. This course has been scientifically proven to reduce driving errors, and is approved by insurance companies for a safe-driving discount upon completion. Bring your AARP card or member number with you on the first day.

AARP Smart DriverTEK

  • Corine Olson, AARP
  • Ages 55 & up
  • Tue, Feb 6, 10 am-12 pm
  • GSC, Free
  • Register: 206.297.0875

Technology is changing the driving experience. Blind spot warnings, drowsy driver alerts, emergency response systems – all of it designed and included in most new vehicles to keep you safer. This free workshop familiarizes drivers with all of the latest car tech features. Good for those who recently bought, or are considering buying, a new vehicle.

CPR, First Aid & HIV Certification

  • Taught by Ken Norris

Learn first aid, infant, child and adult CPR, HIV and bloodborne pathogens, with a focus on injury prevention and safety. Meets L/I WISHA-WAC safety standards. Certificates issued at end of class.

Health & Wellness

Easy Exercise

Health benefits for all in this popular and low-key ongoing class. Gain strength and flexibility among friendly people. What a fun way to keep moving! All skill levels welcome.

Tai Chi: Moving Meditation

  • Larry Spangler
  • Tue, Thu, Ongoing, 9-10 am
  • GSC, $10
  • Register: 206.297.0875

Come have fun! Build strength, balance, and agility with the centuries-old practices of Tai Chi and Qigong. Experience deep breathing, slow flowing movement, and meditation to maximize longevity and improve quality of life. Suitable for all ability levels.

Hatha Yoga

  • Marieke Slovin
  • Fri, 10-11 am
  • GSC, $5 PNA Member, $6 Public
  • Register: 206.297.0875

One hour heart-opening, alignment-based Hatha yoga class. Release tension, build muscle strength, flexibility, balance, and confidence. Classes are a blend of asana infused with live music, which is performed during guided meditation and Savasana. Occasional restorative yoga poses offer opportunities for deep relaxation. Sequences designed to fit your needs.

Pilates for Core and Balance

  • Alethea Alexander
  • Tue, Ongoing, 2:15-3:15 pm
  • GSC, $7 PNA Member, $9 Public
  • Register: 206.297.0875

Just under an hour of strength and balance training for standing and in-motion stability. This is a Pilates-based approach to strengthening, stabilizing and building proprioceptive awareness for the core and lower body. We will use chairs, bands and balls as we move (provided by the GSC). Just bring your body!

Yoga For Osteoporosis And Osteoarthritis

  • Connie Fisher
  • Tue at GSC 10:30-11:30 am
  • Wed at GSC 11 am-12 pm
  • $5 PNA Member, $6 Public

Yoga for your bones and joints! Come enjoy an hour of poses adapted to your needs and abilities. We practice standing, seated and supine exercises. The class, taught by Certified Yoga Therapist Connie Fisher, ends in a relaxing meditation. All are welcome.

Yoga For All Levels

Improve your posture, flexibility and balance! This eclectic Viniyoga class incorporates modern dance, Pilates, Feldenkrais and free-form movement. Improve flexibility, relaxation and balance in standing, chair, kneeling and lying down poses. Instructor has 35 years of movement education. Wear loose clothing; have a blanket and water bottle.

Zumba Gold Dance & Toning

  • Penny Fuller
  • Mon, Wed, Fri, 8:15-9:15 am
  • Online, $5 per class
  • Register: 206.297.0875

Zumba Gold is a dance party that is designed to meet the needs of seniors and those new to working out. It has many health benefits, is easy to follow and is low impact. This class includes a toning component as well. Come in comfortable clothes and shoes, bring water, and be prepared to have fun. Drop-ins and adults of all ages welcome.


Advanced Spanish Language Class

  • Octavio Fernandez
  • Mon, Ongoing, 4:30-5:30 pm
  • GSC, By donation

This focused class is intended only for advanced Spanish students. Experienced facilitator. Donations gladly accepted.

Intermediate Spanish

  • Octavio Fernandez
  • Wed, Ongoing, 4:30-5:30 pm
  • GSC, By donation

This focused class is intended for intermediate Spanish students. Our facilitator creates an environment in which learners of all language ability levels can feel successful. Donations gladly accepted.

Continuing French

The focus of the class will be on speaking French, while learning about French culture and literature. The atmosphere is relaxed, with the students contributing as they feel comfortable. Instructor welcomes all ages and backgrounds in French studies.

Practice English: Talk Time

  • Mon, ongoing. 10:30 am-12 pm
  • GSC, Free
  • Register: 206.297.0875

For all new English speakers, this group provides an opportunity to practice English conversation in an informal and friendly group. Meet other people who need to learn to express themselves easily with a new language. All ages and people from all over the world are invited.

Music & Dance

Zwiefacher Online: Tricky Rhythms and Movement

A weekly course on unusual music rhythms. These will include tunes like Zwiefacher and Dajchovo where clapping along is about as challenging as dancing, and a great exercise for your brain. Pat will play whole tunes, long enough to dance to, and spend a few minutes reviewing some dances as well. People with limited mobility to expert dancers are invited to join.

Line Dancing For All Levels

  • Chris Banta
  • Thu, Ongoing, 10:15 am-11:15 am
  • GSC, $6 PNA Member, $8 Public
  • Register: 206.297.0875

In this easy, upbeat class, you’ll explore music from Classic Rock to Latin, Contemporary and — yes! — Western with 16, 34 and 48 count routines. It’s great for anyone who enjoys moving to music. Exercise never felt like such fun! Benefits include increased flexibility, brain enhancement, better balance and stronger muscles. All levels are welcome.

Line Dancing Level 2

  • Chris Banta
  • Thu, Ongoing, 11:30 am-12:30 pm
  • GSC, $6 PNA Member, $8 Public
  • Register: 206.297.0875

Line dancing for experienced beginners: After learning the basics, move on to new rhythms, new steps and new dance types. A little more difficult than the New Beginner level, but still lots of fun!


Writing Class

  • Thu, 3-4 pm. Online. $30/quarter.

This ongoing group shares writing of life stories, poems, nonfiction, and fiction. Instructor Ariele Huff is a writer, editor, and writing teacher who has thousands of published articles and columns and 31 books. For clients, she edits books and marketing materials and has taught a wide variety of writing issues and genres, as well as some classes not related to writing. Register: gro.r1721065808etnec1721065808yenni1721065808hp@bl1721065808eira1721065808

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