Storytelling

CANCELLED - due to unforeseen circumstances we have to cancel this class. Check back in 2020 as we hope to bring it back next fall. 

Older Adults                                   Instructor:  Sam Parry
Pavilion
Tuesdays, 4:30-6pm  September 17 – November 19

FREE 

*limit of 20 students

This class will cover story-telling (both historical and current trends) - will explain the basics of storytelling in voice and script - will encourage participants to "Tell their story" within a warm and welcoming group - and will cover the differences between 'visual' storytelling (stories that are best acted out) and 'reading' stories (intonation, characterization, pacing, phrasing, etc).  It promises to be a fun session!

About Sam:  Sam is a published author, playwright, and screenwriter,  having written numerous novels, short stories, poetry and academic books, produced and directed 24  plays over a period of 50 years in England, Scotland, and here in the U.S. and wrote and directed  the film, “Sweetpeas”.   He is the founder and Artistic  Director of the Fairfax Theater Company.

 

Yoga Classes for Older Adults

For Ages 55 and over - all levels welcome  Instructor:  Tamela Smith 
 
FREE
These classes are for Fairfax residents primarily.  If space allows, residents outside of Fairfax are welcome

Mat Yoga -- Mondays 1-2:15pm (All Year Round) 
Fairfax Women’s Club –
46 Park Road, Fairfax

Chair Yoga -- Wednesdays 2-3:15pm – (All Year Round)
Bennett House
53 Taylor Drive, Fairfax

Mat Yoga -- Fridays 9:30-10:45am (All Year Round)
Fairfax Women’s Club –
46 Park Road, Fairfax

Chair Yoga -- 2nd, 4th and 5th Friday of the month 1:00-2:00
Bennett House
53 Taylor Drive, Fairfax

The classes are designed for beginners, or anyone looking to refresh their understanding of yoga fundamentals. Classes will explore safe and personalized alignment in foundational yoga poses. These classes’ offers specific exercises designed to enhance the mind-body connection and techniques that unite the relationship of breath to movement. We utilize props for support, and alignment, assisting the student in building strength and flexibility. The steady pace and instruction of these classes give students the confidence to begin or deepen a regular yoga practice. Come join us to rebalance and restore yourself with this steady practice.

Dance a la Moxie for Seniors

Older Adults                                   Instructor:  Sisi Hansen
Pavilion
Tuesdays, 2-3:15pm  September 10– May 26, 2020  - ongoing class with break over summer 
FREE 

A progressive, FUN total body workout guaranteed to make you feel better, look better and be better! Discover the fun of dance through a variety of styles and movements. Regain your Moxie! This class offers a unique way to get you moving, sweating and feeling really good about yourself.

Open to all levels of experience and all levels of physical ability. Wear comfortable clothing to move in. We dance on cushioned, gymnastic carpet thanks to The Flying Dutchman Gymnastics program, so no shoes necessary!

Painting with Acrylics

CANCELLED - due to unforeseen circumstances we have to cancel this class. Check back in 2020 as we hope to bring it back next fall. 

Older Adults - beginner and intermediate levels                    Instructor:  Sam Parry

Fairfax Pavilion

Tuesdays 10am-12noon September 10– November 12 (10 sessions)

Seniors are FREE – materials cost may apply
*limit of 15 participants 

Have fun creating your own art on canvas, painting on tile, wood or found materials.  We will explore landscapes, still life and more.  This is a fun way to spend a couple hours a week with a community of art learners.  Special attention will be given to free expression and abstraction.

iPhone Photography Class

Older Adults                 Instructor: Suzanne Lucas

Deer Park – meet at drinking fountains

Thursday November 14 from 10am -1pm  *bring lunch

FREE

*limit of 12 students

Interested students must RSVP to amannes@townoffairfax.orgto confirm spot in this class. 

Have an iPhone and love to take photographs? This three hour class covers essential iPhone camera capabilities, photography principles, and post-processing techniques—all to help you start taking better photographs right away!  Whether your new to photography, or a seasoned photographer, using the iPhone can be a fun, highly accessible creative tool that you always have with you.  Although the iPhone is featured as the primary mobile device, Android users will also benefit from this class.

*Seasoned photographers and absolute beginners welcome.

About Suzanne

Based in Marin County, Suzanne has been a photographer most of her life, shooting professional portraits and nature photography for over 15 years. While she owns lots of professional photo gear, she loves the iPhone for it’s ease of use and endless creative capabilities. Her Mindful iPhone classes combine her creative passion with her love of mindfulness/meditation practice. Her photography can be viewed at suzannechristine.com and @TheMindfuliPhone on Instagram.

Heartsongs

Older Adults                             Coordinator:  Laurie Olson

Fairfax Community Center – 16 Park Road

Thursdays 2:30-3:30pm September 12 – December 19 – no class on Thanksgiving

FREE

Calling all non-singers, wounded childhood singers, and those who love to sing to create a sacred circle together and join our voices. Heart opening songs will be taught each week through call and response. Singing with others builds community and promotes a healthy sense of belonging to something greater than ourselves. It also lights up more areas of the brain than any other human activity. Learning new songs increases neuroplasticity. So come sing with us when your schedule permits; your heart, brain, inner child and expanding awareness will be glad you did!

About Laurie:

Laurie Olson is a graduate of the renowned Community Choir Leadership Training in British Columbia.

Fun Fitness for 65+ years

Older Adults                 Instructor: Elizabeth Lynn 

The Bennett House at 53 Taylor Drive

Mondays at 11am- 12 noon (Ongoing class, no classes on major holidays or the last week in December.  Please contact instructor directly for questions)

Certified Fitness Leader, American Senior Fitness Association

FREE

FUN FITNESS: Enjoy a more youthful feeling body and improved overall health! This is a very safe, gentle, mostly chair (standing is always optional) fitness for seniors. Keeping the focus on safety and fun, this class is designed to improve your range of motion, strength, flexibility, and provide some light cardio, all with motivating music.

Fairfax on Foot - Walks and Hikes with Sustainable Fairfax

Seniors (& welcome to all ages)              Facilitators:  Sustainable Fairfax

Area trails

FREE

Sustainable Fairfax leads enjoyable walking tours of the paths, historical public right of ways, and open space trails throughout Fairfax.  These walks are open to people all ages.

Email SustainFX@gmail.com or call 415-408-6008 to be placed on the notification list.

Or check the calendar at http://sustainablefairfax.org

 

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