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Citizenship Prep Class

Citizenship Prep Class

Resuming Week of February 4 – May 8; Wednesdays; 3:30pm-4:45pm

Fee: Sign up before February 1 and get a $5 discount $35/$40; after February 4 pay full price $40/$45

Naturalization is the process to voluntarily become a U.S. citizen if you were born outside of the United States. In general, you may be eligible if you can show continuous U.S. residence for three to five years, are at least 18 years old, and demonstrate good moral character and loyalty to the U.S. Constitution. If you are currently studying for your Citizenship Exam and need additional support, join us for our weekly class.

 

CalFresh (eligibility & application assistance)

CalFresh (eligibility & application assistance)

Mondays, January 6, 13, 23, 30

Fridays, January 3 & 17, 10:00am-1:00pm; Free; Drop-in

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, CalFresh, provides qualified applicants with an EBT card to use at participating grocery stores and farmer’s markets.

Jackson Cafe changes

Jackson Cafe changesA change of the guard has occurred in the kitchen this week at the 65-year-old Whistlestop’s Jackson Café. Marin resident and catering veteran Stacy Scott has been appointed culinary director and her husband and business partner, Chuck Ciaccio, is the new manager.

The two have debuted a creative and nutritious lunch menu while maintaining affordable pricing ($6 for Whistlestop members, $10 for nonmembers).

“We’re thrilled to join Whistlestop, an organization we have supported for a long time, and one that shares our values and commitment to the community,” Ciaccio says. “One of our goals is to introduce far-reaching and exciting new dishes, made with local and fresh ingredients, that will satisfy varied taste levels.”

Scott and Ciaccio will continue to operate their 30-year-old catering business Stacy Scott Catering.

Whistlestop is a San Rafael nonprofit that promotes the independence, well-being and quality of life of older adults and people living with disabilities in Marin County. Find out more at whistlestop.org. For more about Stacy Scott Catering, call 415-299-2503 or email stacyscottcatering@gmail.com.

Jackson Café is open to the public from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays at
930 Tamalpais Ave. across from the San Rafael Transit Center.

Italian

Italian

All classes begin January 9th

Ciao! Come learn Italian with Karen Raccanello! All levels welcomed. We offer Italian 1, 2 & 3. Classes are $40/$45

Drop-In Writers

Drop-In WritersFirst Thursday of every month beginning January 9th, with the exception of July; 12:30pm-3:00pm. Secessions are $10. Beginners welcomed! Class is limited to 8 people. Registration required. This is a drop-in writers group facilitated by Jean Stumpf.

Stretch and Breath

Stretch and BreathEvery Wednesday beginning January 15th; 10:00am-10:50am. Fee is $3/$5.

This class will help to strengthen, loosen and balance your body for better health and quality of life. It will include deep, gentle, simple stretches from dance, primal and yogic movements, always working with the breath to a variety of peaceful music. You will need a stretching mat, blankets or pillows. Please wear loose stretchable clothing and non-slip socks or soft dance slippers. This class will be taught by Kathy Burch, aka KaRasheba.

Zumba

Zumba

Wednesdays, begins January 15th; 9:00 am – 9:50 am; $3/$4; Drop-in

It is time to get up and dance with Jimna Calmell!

Movement & Music

Movement & Music

Begins Mondays, January 27th; 11:00 am – Noon; Fee $15 yearly Emeritus Students College of Marin (ESCOM) membership, plus $63 for ESCOM members $82 for Non-members (6-week class) paid to the College of Marin registrar. Call 415-485-9318 to register.

If you have not been exercising regularly or have arthritis-related problems, this class is for you. Join instructor, Diane Haine in the comfortably paced class that meets individual needs. Both chair and standing mobility exercises tone both upper and lower body muscles. Includes joint flexibility, muscle strengthening, balancing, breathing coordination and modified Tai-chi movements. 

Positive Aging Series

Positive Aging Series

Wednesday, January 29th; 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm; Registration Required

Join us in a discussion on sleep, stress, and health.

Life Story Writing

Life Story Writing

Free intro! Workshop series begins January 30th 2020; 2:30pm-4:00pm.

This workshop will be held in the computer room at Whistlestop. This workshop will help you decide if you want to join the basic life story workshop part one series starting February 6, 2020. There is no fee for this workshop but limited to 12 participants.

ESL

ESL

Monday and Wednesdays, Starting February 3rd, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm; $40/45; Registration Required

We will be offering levels 100, 150 and 250

Therapeutic Medical Massage by Rabel

Therapeutic Medical Massage by Rabel

By Appointment Only. Tuesdays, 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm, Wednesdays, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, Thursdays, 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

To schedule please call 415-419-4608

Rabel is a soft tissue specialist, certified by the American Medical Massage Association. Massages are located in the alcove by Whistlestop’s Jackson Café.

Covia’s Social Call Program

Covia’s Social Call ProgramAre you an older adult or a homebound or disabled individual who lives alone? Register today for free, reassuring calls three mornings a week to say, “Good morning” and check-in with you. Call 1-877-797-7299.

Too Much Stuff?

Too Much Stuff?

Group meetings will be on a short break starting Tuesday, August 6. The group will resume on Tuesday, September 3.

Do you or someone you love struggle with TMS (Too Much Stuff)? Join this positive support group, led by facilitator Sue Zee Poinsett, as they discuss the challenges of dealing with TMS and open a dialogue about hoarding awareness. Learn how to help yourself or family members with this common and very serious problem.

Russian Social Group

Russian Social Group

Mondays, 12:30-1:45 pm; No Fee

Are you over 60 years old, Russian speaking, and interested in creating meaningful connections in Marin County? Join this weekly Russian Social group to contribute to intellectual and social discussions.

Shake Up Your Mornings with Carol

Shake Up Your Mornings with Carol

Thursdays; 9:30am-10:30am $6/8; Drop-in

Picture this: A great song comes on, and you start humming along, maybe tapping your feet. Join our newest dance teacher, Carol Butler and shake up your mornings!

Ping Pong

Ping Pong

Fridays; 2:00pm-4:00pm; $2/4; Drop-in

An energetic group of players led by Vivian Malcy. Please wear tennis shoes.

Tai Chi

Tai Chi

Tai Chi: Mondays, 9:00 am – 10:30 am; $8/10; Drop-in

Beginning Tai Chi: Mondays, 9:00 am – 9:30 am

The first 30 minutes of the class will focus on the introduction to Tai Chi. Join David MacLam on a Tai Chi journey. This non-competitive martial art known for its self-defense techniques and health benefits combines gentle physical exercise and stretching with mindfulness.

Holistic Health by Pam Arnott

Holistic Health by Pam Arnott

By Appointment Only. Mondays and Fridays. To schedule please call 415-456-9062

Pam Arnott is a Board-Certified Holistic Health Practitioner.

She also holds Certifications in several other modalities in the Healing Arts.  Pam addresses each client’s individual needs such as Stress, Pain, and various ailments. She utilizes an advanced form of Energy Healing, Nutrition and Lifestyle, Breath-work, Whole Body Intelligence™, and Hypnosis.  Pam’s favorite part of her work is receiving an unexpected phone call from a client the day after a Healing Session excitedly sharing their positive results! Call to schedule a FREE 10-minute Consultation to discuss the best way Pam can help you to reduce pain, lower stress levels, feel more energized and more.

Whistlesizers

Whistlesizers

Tuesdays, 9:30 am – 10:30 am; $4/5; Drop-in

Thursday, 11:00 am – Noon; $4/5; Drop-in

Join Elizabeth Lynn, instructor for gentle chair exercises and light cardio to improve your strength, flexibility and motion.