Sebastopol Community Cultural Center

"Enriching the Spirit of Community!"

Classes

SCCC offers a wide variety of classes for students of all ages. Search by category or age group, or type in a key word in the search bar at the top of the page to search the entire site. Additional, Download Our Activity Guide Download Our Activity Guide (PDF) .

 

Art

Digital Photography Basics

Digital Photography Basics

Instructor: Vicky Scesa

Topics Include Camera settings such as Apertures aka Fstops, Shutter Speeds, ISO, Lenses, Flash Basics and Digital Photo Files. Digital SLR camera or advanced point-and-shoot required. Laptop computer recommended. 

Session 1 - Beg 1/9-1/30 Mon, 4pm - 6pm
Session 3 - Next up! 3/6-3/27 Mon, 4pm - 6pm

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Digital Video Making Basics

Digital Video Making Basics

Instructor: Vicky Scesa

Includes the basics of using multiple camera options while introducing HD formatting to create and edit stunning home and business videos for the web or TV. Camera or smartphone required. Laptop model year 2013 or newer recommended. Video editing …

Session 1 - Camera Basics 4/3-4/24 Mon, 4pm-6pm
Session 2 - Editing Software 5/1-5/22 Mon, 4pm-6pm

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Zentangle

Zentangle

Instructor: Susan Berry

Zentangle is an easy-to-learn, relaxing and fun way of creating beautiful images thru structured patterns. No artistic talent required! If you can draw a line and a circle, you can zentangle! Taught by Susan Berry, a certified zentangle teacher, …

Session 1 2/1-3/22 Wed, 9:30-11am

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Community Meetings

Community Lounge

Community Lounge

The Lounge is open T-F from 10am to 4pm. It’s a comfortable place to just be with friends, catch up on homework, try something new or find a fun distraction. Come check it out!

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Dance

Apple Tree Morris

Apple Tree Morris

Instructor: Cliff Stevens

Morris is a festive seasonal dance that dates back hundreds of years to the farming communities of the Cotswold Hills in Southern England. It's boisterous, athletic and colorful, a perfect way to celebrate the change of seasons. You …

Ongoing Thur, 7:15 - 9:30 pm

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Ballet, Tap & Jazz Classes

Ballet, Tap & Jazz Classes

Instructor: Julie Faye

No Class this Thursday 2/16 - Make up day is Friday, May 19 These classes cover the basic tap and ballet steps. We also play a variety of musical instruments in a parade to work on rhythm. Tap and ballet shoes are provided! Please wear …

Session 1 1/19-2/16 - No Class this Thursday 2/16 Thursday, See chart above for times
Session 2 2/23-4/6 Thursday, See chart above for times
Session 3 4/13-5/18 Thursday, See chart above for times
Make up Day Friday, May 19 Friday, see above

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Modern Dance

Modern Dance

Instructor: Virginia Matthews

This class is for returning dance students and currently training students who wish to increase strength, flexibility & range of movement. This class is designed for both the returning dance student and the currently training student who …

Ongoing Tue, 11-12:15pm

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Senior Tap

Senior Tap

Instructor: Julie Faye

Itʼs never too late to start tappinʼ! It is great exercise-- low impact to energetic--thatʼs up to you! Come on down...

 

Adults & Seniors Ongoing Tue, 11:45 - 12:45pm
Seniors Ongoing Tue, 10:30 - 11:30am

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Health & Wellness

Buddist Meditation

Buddist Meditation

Instructor: Bruce Fortin

The atmosphere is relaxed, chairs are available, good for beginners and advanced practitioners. Bruce is authorized to teach in the Zen tradition (35 years experience) but he also brings in teachings from the Vipassana and Tibetan traditions. …

Ongoing Sun, 9am - 10:30 am

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Community Yoga

Community Yoga

Instructor: Kiana Rose

This all-levels, flowing, gentle yoga class is for everyone! Come stretch, laugh and discover a practice that leaves you feeling strong, centered, flexible and more deeply connected with yourself - perhaps you will make new friends too! Each …

Ongoing Monday, 9am - 10:15am
Ongoing Wednesday, 9am - 10:15am
Ongoing Friday, 10:30 - 11:45

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CPR & Basic Life Support

CPR & Basic Life Support

Instructor: Kate Mack

The BLS for Healthcare Provider course is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and …

BLS Healthcare 1/19, 2/16, 3/16, 4/20 & 5/18 Thursday, 6pm - 9pm
CPR 2/2, 3/2, 4/6 (noted in guide as 4/5), & 5/4 Thursday, 6pm - 9pm

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Ease into Fitness - The Feldenkrais Method

Ease into Fitness - The Feldenkrais Method

Instructor: Liza Weaver Brickey

We use EASE to get you back into FITNESS. This class promotes a gentle effort to exercise and while helping you develop a feeling of ableness in your body and healing old patterns. When your body is happy, you are happy!

Ongoing Fri, 9am-10am

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Ecstatic Dance Sebastopol

Ecstatic Dance Sebastopol

Ecstatic Dance Sebastopol -  A free-flowing, bass-filled dance. Express yourself in sacred space where spirit activates, senses expand and creativity abounds! Ecstatic Dance Guidelines 1. Move however you wish (mindful of others) …

Ongoing Sunday, 1st and 3rd Sundays

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NIA Fusion Fitness

NIA Fusion Fitness

Nia is the art of movement the body's way. Nia is a cardio-dance workout, a movement practice, and lifestyle based on the intelligent design of the body. We believe every person can discover, explore, unleash, and enhance their …

Ongoing Tuesday, 9:15-10:15am

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Qigong & Circle Walking

Qigong & Circle Walking

Instructor: Michael Rinaldini (Li Chang Dao)

Experience the life-nurturing arts of ancient China, a 5,000 year old Chinese healing system for health, physical fitness, and prevention of disease. Our qigong practices function in many ways: To purify, gather, circulate, store, and transform …

Ongoing Saturday, 10:30am-11:30am
Ongoing Wednesday, 10am

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Sweat your Prayers

Sweat your Prayers

Instructor: Leslie King

No meeting 12/16 Sweat Your Prayers is an open dance floor with world-based music, focused within the Rhythms, designed to give you, the dancer, the opportunity to discover and deepen your awareness of your own body and its assorted ways of …

Ongoing 3rd Friday of every month Fri, 7:30pm -9:30pm

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The Feldenkrais Method® Moving Well, Taking Care

The Feldenkrais Method® Moving Well, Taking Care

Instructor: Marghe Mills-Thysen

The Feldenkrais Method® Body/Mind Centering® & Movement Improvement©  A relaxing class of gentle movement sequences and explorations that provide the space to safely discover habitual patterns and make more effective …

Winter/Spring Session 1/19-3/2 Thursday, 10:45-12:15pm

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Weight Watchers

Weight Watchers

New!  Customized support any way you want it.  OnLine Plus, Meetings, and Personal Coaching combined with a weight-loss plan. Please arrive 1/2 hour before meetings for registration.

Ongoing Mon, 5pm
Ongoing Thur, 9:30am

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Wild Heart Yoga

Wild Heart Yoga

Instructor: Kjohl Rose

Bring awareness, pulse and breath. Be met with common sense and humor where you are. Safely establish strength and energetic flexibility from the inside out. Personal support for your concerns. Certified since 2003. Member of IAYT.

Ongoing Monday, 10:30 - Noon

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Music & Performance

Drama - Adventures in Drama

Drama - Adventures in Drama

Instructor: Tamara Ice

 Fall/ Winter Production Class A Performing Arts workshop culminating with a public performance on Thursday, March 2. Participants will learn the tools of acting, work with character development and script work, and will play and …

Fall/Winter Production Class 9/22-3/2 Thursday, 3:30 - 5pm

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Home Sweet Music

Home Sweet Music

Instructor: Ali and Warren Mann, Molly Klaproth & Erik Weidenhamer

Welcome to Home Sweet Music - a place where people of all ages can come to discover, learn, be inspired by and share in the joy that music can create. Our school, located in Sebastopol's beautiful Libby Park, will offer a unique platform where children can embark on their musical development starting from birth and continuing through grade school and beyond. Everyone is capable of making music. We hope you’ll come and play with us.

                                                                  - Ali and Warren Mann

Mini Music Mon - Fri, 9:30,10:30,11:30, & 3:30 (Mon)
Big Kid Class Monday, 4:30 - 5:30pm
World Music Dance Class Wed, 3:30pm & 4:30pm
Percussion Ensemble Class with Erik Weidenhamer Wed, 4pm-4:45pm

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Ukulele Workshops - BEG Next Step

Ukulele Workshops - BEG Next Step

Instructor: Marilyn Read

Absolute Beginner’s for those new to the Uke: tuning, reading chord diagrams, basic strums and chords. Beginner’s Next Step: Developing skills further with basic chords, rhythms, and new strum patterns. Fingerpicking for the …

Beginner's Next Step 2/9-3/2 Thur, 7pm - 8pm
Beginner's Next Step II 3/9-3/30 Thur, 7pm - 8pm
Fingerpicking for the Ukulele 4/3-4/17 Mon, 7pm-8pm
Venturing up the Ukulele Neck 5/8-5/22 Mon, 7pm - 8pm

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Special Interest

 Fundamentals Unleashed!

Fundamentals Unleashed!

Instructor: MB Donnelly

Please note: In the activity guide, the dates for this class are incorrect

Session 1 2/26-4/9 (Please note: In the activity guide, the dates for this class are incorrect) Sunday, 10am -11am

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Beginning Spanish

Beginning Spanish

Instructor: Melissa Smith Baker

Learn how to speak Spanish using simple but complete sentences in only 3 sessions. You'll learn how to put all the Spanish language puzzle pieces together. Class is fun and exciting. Melissa Smith Baker has over 40 years of experience …

Session 2 5/9-5/23 Tue, 6pm-8pm

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Bird Watching - Birds of Sonoma County

Bird Watching - Birds of Sonoma County

Instructor: Lisa Hug

Learn about the wonderful birdlife of Sonoma County while exploring its diverse geography. We will meet at the Community Center the first day for a short PowerPoint presentation about the birds of Sonoma County. All other days, we will meet at …

Lecture/Field Trips 4/3-5/1 Monday, 8:30am-12:30pm

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Dances of Universal Peace

Dances of Universal Peace

Instructor: Dr. Tui Wilschinsky

The Dances of Universal Peace are joyous, multi-cultural circle dances that rejuvenate the spirit and awaken the heart, danced to live music and the singing of the participants. Dances take place on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month. These …

Ongoing 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month, 11am-1pm

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Dog Training - FUNdamentals

Dog Training - FUNdamentals

Instructor: MB Donnelly

FUNdamentals Are you and your dog ready to have some fun while training at the same time? FUNdamentals will emphasize a foundation skill set that will enhance your lives together while building and supporting your relationship with each other, …

Session 1 1/8-2/19 Sunday, 10am -11am
Session 2 2/13-3/27 Monday, 6:30pm-7:30pm
Session 3 4/23-6/4 Sun, 10am - 11am

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Healthy Living - An East/West Approach

Healthy Living - An East/West Approach

Instructor: Teri Adolfo

This is a 3-part program on Living Younger. In this Ayurveda Inspired course you will learn an east/west approach to Nourishment/Rejuvenation and Balance.  Learn how toxins lead to inflammatory diseases, poor digestion, heart disease …

Digestive Health 1/12-2/16 (no class 2/2) Thur, 11am - Noon
Cardiovascular Health 2/23-3/30 (no class 3/2) Thurs, 11am - Noon
Bone health 4/6-5/11 (no class 5/4) Thurs, 11am - Noon

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Insurgent Writer's Group

Insurgent Writer's Group

The Insurgent Writer's Group gathers to give kudos, criticism and friendship to make words do our bidding. We limit the size of the group to give attention to all. There are usually 6-10 persons attending, so each writer gets 10-15 minutes of …

Ongoing Tuesday, 10am- Noon

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Kindergym

Kindergym

Facilitator Amy Raab leads our playtime. If you have a young crawling baby or a toddler (ages 6mos - 3 years) who is jumping off everything, Kindergym is for you. Come join us for a fun open play time indoors that includes lots of …

Ongoing Wed & Fri, 11am - Noon

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Sports & Fitness

Gymnastics - Basic (ages 6-9)

Gymnastics - Basic (ages 6-9)

Instructor: Steve Sassone

Once the session is marked full, you are encouraged to put your name on a waiting list for the class at the reception desk or call 823-1511.  

 

Session 2 (FULL) 2/15-3/15 Wed, 3:30-4:30pm
Session 3 (FULL) 3/29-4/26 Wed, 3:30-4:30pm
Session 4 5/3-5/31 Wed, 3:30-4:30pm
Session 2 (FULL) 2/24-3/17 Fri, 3:30-4:30pm
Session 3 3/31-4/28 (No class 4/14) Fri, 3:30-4:30pm
Session 4 5/5-5/19 Fri, 3:30-4:30pm

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Gymnastics - Gym Tots (ages 4-5)

Gymnastics - Gym Tots (ages 4-5)

Instructor: Steve Sassone

Once the session is marked full, you are encouraged to put your name on a waiting list for the class at the reception desk or call 823-1511.  

Session 1 (FULL) 1/11-2/8 Wed, 2:45-3:30pm
Session 2 (FULL) 2/15-3/15 Wed, 2:45-3:30pm
Session 3 3/29-4/26 Wed, 2:45-3:30pm
Session 4 5/3-5/31 Wed, 2:45-3:30
Session 1 (FULL) 1/13-2/10 Fri, 2:45-3:30
Session 2 (FULL) 2/24-3/17 Fri, 2:45-3:30pm
Session 3 3/31-4/28 (No class 4/14) Fri, 2:45-3:30pm
Session 4 5/5-5/19 Fri, 2:45-3:30pm

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Jazzercise

Jazzercise

Jazzercise is a calorie-torching, hip-swiveling, Shakira’d-be-proud dance party workout to put your abs to the test, with a hot playlist to distract you from the burn. Our classes: Strike, Fusion, Core, Strength and Dance Mixx. Start …

9 AM Mon-Fri
6 PM Tue-Thur
8:30 AM Sat & Sun

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Seido Karate - Starts Feb 13

Seido Karate - Starts Feb 13

Instructor: Aidan Sheehan

Seido Karate for Kids - come get fit, learn practical self defence, and grow a healthy mind, body, and spirit. All children of all abilities welcome!  Children's programs are flourishing throughout the Seido system. Seido, meaning …

Ongoing Starts Feb 13 Mon, 4pm-5pm

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Zumba w/ Andrea

Zumba w/ Andrea

Instructor: Andrea Frick

Come dance to captivating Latin and international beats! All levels are welcome! Enjoy this perfect combination of dance and fitness moves that draw from merengue, hip-hop, salsa, swing, Bollywood, cumbia, country, reggaeton, to name a few. Wear …

Ongoing Mon, 6pm - 7pm
Ongoing Thursday, 9:30am -10:30am

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Zumba w/ Mary

Zumba w/ Mary

Instructor: Mary Raia

 

 

Ongoing Sunday, 8:30am-9:30am
Ongoing Wednesday, 6pm - 7pm

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