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Special Events and Workshops

*New to Hart Senior Center:

*GAME TIME w/Bertha: Every Wednesday & Friday from 10:30am-11:30am at The All Season's Cafe located inside the Hart Senior Center.

*Belly Dancing for Seniors: Fridays, August 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31. from 2:30pm-3:30pm. Participants of all shapes and levels welcome! Join trained dancer and instructor, Clara Chapala for this session which will include a brief history of the art and instruction primarily in Classical Egyptian belly dance, as well as other forms, steps and trends including American Triball and dfusion dances like Spanish Gypsy dance. This dance style is a great form of exercise for all ages and shape. Most belly dance moves flow with the body's natural way of moving, so the graceful steps are gentle on the joints!! Cost:$15 material fee is for 5 lessons and include props. Please register in advance by visiting or calling the receptionist desk.

Adventures in Art w/ Marie Taylor: "A Question of Balance" featuring Alexander Calder: Friday, August 3rd, 1p-3p. Need some balance in your life? Maybe you should make a mobile! Join us at Adventures in Art and learn more about the life and work of Alexander Calder, one of the most important American sculptors of the 20th century best known for his innovative mobiles. Register in advance, space is limited. Cost: $10/Class. All art materials are provided but you are welcome to bring your own markers or colored pencils.

Poetry Appreciation featuring Billy Collins: America's Most popular Poet. US Poet Laureate (2001-2003) Billy Collins is appreciated by readers of all ages and backgrounds. He is known for his conversational. witty poems that often turn tender or profound. influenced by the poets of the Beat Generation, his level of fame is almost unprecedented in the world of contemporary poetry and his readings regularly sell out. Friday, August 24th from 1pm-2:45pm, Course Fee: $5. Register by calling or visiting the front desk.

Books With Hart: "Homegoing" by Yaa Gyasi. Friday, August 3, 2018,10am-11:30am. Ghana, 18th century: two half sisters are born into different villages, each unaware of the other. One will marry an Englishman and lead a life of comfort in the palatial rooms of the Cape Coast Castle. The other will be captured in a raid in her village, imprisoned in the very same castle, and sold into slavery. Homegoing follows the parallel paths of these sisters and their descendants through eight generations.

Cinema and Conversation Circle w/ Latifu Munirah: Friday, July 27th, 9:45am-11:45am July's featured Film: "The Dreamseller" A disheveled, bearded "Dreamseller" points out the madness in modern society and invites others to embrace his ideals. As his influence grows, detractors emerge, but he has an answer foe everyone, until a giant high-tech corporation, a favorite target of the dreamseller, forces him into a corner. Run Time: 90mins. Facilitated by volunteer Latifu Munirah. Cost: Free.

Taiko Drumming w/Kristy Oshiro: Beginning Lessons-Mondays, August 13, 20 & 27. 3:45p-4:45p Cost $30/3 Lessons

Taiko Drumming w/Kristy Oshiro:
Intermediate Lessons-Wednesdays, August 8, 15, 22 & 29. 3:45p-4:45p Cost $40/4 Lessons

Singers With Hart, Block 1: Fridays, 10:30am-12pm. Class Dates: August 10, 17, 24, 31 & September 7, 14, 21, 28 and October 5. Performance: Friday, September 28; 12pm-1pm. Course Fee: $25. Registration Opens: Friday June 22. Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 8th by 4:30pm. Enroll by visiting or calling the receptionist desk.

Get The Lead Out! Writing Workshop: Kick start that short story... loosen the labials of your free verse... get the kinks out of your fingers and into your story line. This two-hour boot camp is comprised of two, five and ten minute spontaneous writing exercises designed to break a sweat and get those creative juices flowing. Get a head start on your autumn writing projects and join us on Friday, August 17 from 10am-12pm. Space is limited, so call or visit the Hart Center to register in advance. Cost: $12

Apple IPhone and Android Phone 101: Register today for an individual tutorial @ Hart Senior Center! 45-minute sessions are available on Tuesday and Friday afternoons. Call or stop by the front desk to register; $8 a session. Get to know the functions and features of Apple’s iPhone or Android phones, including Multi-Touch, status bar, the Dock, opening and closing apps, connecting to Wi-Fi, iCloud and iTunes, calendar, email, and internet.

2018 Workshops: 

Mark Your Calendars! 

Healthier Living, Managing Ongoing Health Conditions: Attend this FREE Healthier Living program sponsored by Dignity Health. This is a evidence-based self management workshop originally developed at Stanford University. You will learn how to better manage your health condition and lessen its impact on your life; reduce fatigue, anxiety, sleep loss and pain; Communicate better with doctors, friends and family; and set realistic goals and problem solve for positive changes. Sign-up Today! Call 916-808-5462 or email: Space is Limited!!

California Care Force Free Clinic: Friday September 21st -Sunday, September 23rd. CCF provides medical, dental, and vision services at no cost and with no questions asked. No proof of insurance, employment, income, residency, or immigration status. Anyone who visits a CCF clinic is eligible for service. Appointments cannot be made in advance. Wristbands for admittance will be distributed the evening before each clinic day. **Please Visit the Webpage for Each Clinic to see What Other Services May be Available**

Estate Planning Program: Wednesday, September 19th 1:30pm-3:30pm The Voluntary Legal Services Program (VLSP) will be hosting a free Estate Planning program at the Hart Senior Center inside the "Cypress Room". The program will provide a basic overview of wills, financial powers of attorney and health care directives. The service is provided at no charge to clients and at the end of of the program, qualifying seniors with modest incomes and assets will be able to sign-up for a free Estate Planning Session on September 26th with a volunteer attorney. For more information, or to reserve a spot, please contact VLSP at (916) 551-2102 or visit the website

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VLSP.ORGVoluntary Legal Services Program is a volunteer-based “pro bono” legal aid program that provides free assistance with civil legal matters to low income clients living in the Sacramento region.