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BioDanza

BioDanza

Tuesday, October 22; 10:30-12:00pm; $8/$10: Registration Required

Julie Neustadter is a Certified Holistic Health Coach who is passionate about the benefits of finding peace and inspiration through BioDanza. Join Julie in this “somatic system of personal transformation that uses movement, inspirational music, personal, paired and group connection to nurture physical and emotional health as well as authentic self-expression.”

Getting Involved in Your End of Life Planning

Getting Involved in Your End of Life PlanningEnd of life planning can feel daunting. However, understanding the decisions that will be involved in your death and the options available to you can be a reassuring and empowering experience. Join Mark Mulholland and George Estes from Valley Memorial Park Cemetery & Funeral Home at Whistlestop for an informative presentation on end of life plans.

When: Wednesday, October 30, 10am-11:15

Where: Whistlestop 930 Tamalpais Ave, San Rafael CA 94901

Kindly register by calling 415-456-9062 x100. Free estate planning binders will be available for attendees.

ESL Starting Week of September 9-December 4

ESL Starting Week of September 9-December 4

Monday and Wednesdays; 2:00pm-3:30pm; $40/45; Registration Required

We will be offering levels 100, 150 and 250

Cal-Fresh (eligibility & application assistance)

Cal-Fresh (eligibility & application assistance)

Mondays, October 7, 14, 21, 28

Fridays, October 4 & 18 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.

Victim-Witness Assistance

Victim-Witness Assistance

Thursdays, October 10 & October 24; 9:00am-12:00pm; No Fee

Advocate Yolanda Johnson from the District Attorney’s office answers questions, provides information, and connects you to resources. For more information, please call 415-473-6450.

Basic Life Story Writing 4-week series Part 2

Basic Life Story Writing 4-week series Part 2

Thursday, Oct 10, 17, 24, 31; 3-4:45pm; $50/60, plus $10 textbook fee payable to facilitator first day of class

This Basic Life Story Writing 4-week workshop is a Part 2 and uses the Dr. James Birren approach, universal themes and sensitizing questions, to help you rediscover memories and continue your life story writing.  Weekly writing assignments to be done at home. You must attend the Introduction first before being admitted to this series.

Movement & Music

Movement & Music

Mondays, October 21-December 2; 11:00am-12:00pm; 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. Chair exercises tone both upper and lower body muscles. Includes joint flexibility, muscle strengthening, balancing, breathing coordination and modified Tai-chi movements.

Halloween Luncheon

Halloween Luncheon

Thursday, October 31; Entertainment from 12:00pm-1:00pm

Trick or treat! The Spooky Halloween Celebration returns to Whistlestop! Don your best costume for a chance to win a prize for best costume and prepare for fun! Costume Contest at 11:45am.

Veteran’s Day Luncheon

Veteran’s Day Luncheon

Thursday, November 7; Entertainment from 12:00-1:00pm

Help us honor our Veterans with a patriotic-themed luncheon!

 

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.

ACASA

ACASA

The HOPE Program, Senior peer counseling and ACASA is a group of volunteer Spanish speaking senior peer counselors (services also available in English). Trained counselors have supportive counseling skills and provide weekly home visits to their clients, offering free and confidential emotional support.

ACASA is currently looking for counselors. For questions or to sign up for a friendly visit, contact Laurie Hunt (415 473-6802).

Rollin’ Root Mobile Farmers Market Truck

Rollin’ Root Mobile Farmers Market Truck

Thursdays rain or shine; 9:00am-10:00am

The Agricultural Institute of Marin’s Mobile Farmers’ Market visits Whistlestop every Thursday, rain or shine. Purchase local seasonal fruits and vegetables with ease right here at Whistlestop.

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.

 

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.

Movie Club

Movie ClubEvery Fri; 1-3pm; No Fee; Drop-in

Enjoy a cozy afternoon movie with free popcorn and good company. Bring a friend along to the Whistlestop lounge and share the experience!

 

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.

Yoga

Yoga

Fridays 3:00pm-4:00pm; $3/5; Drop-in

Improve balance strength and flexibility with Kelly Lynch, instructor. Please bring your own yoga mat.

 

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.

Whistlesizers

Whistlesizers

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

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

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

Tai Chi

Tai Chi

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

Beginning Tai Chi: Mondays, 10:00am-11:00am; $8/10; Drop-in

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.