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Hart Senior Center Virtual Classes and Workshops

Virtual Classes & Workshops

Title:     FolkArt@Home May 2020

Price:    Free
When:  5 Fridays, May 1 – May 29, 2020

Description:  It’s been called Primitive, Naïve or Outsider art, but whatever you call it Folk Art is created by, for, and about the people. Usually made by self-taught artists with little or no formal art training, some of folk art’s most famous practitioners include Grandma Moses, Mary Englebreit, Charles Wysocki, Clementine Hunter and Warren Kimball.

Folk Art takes as its subject matter the people, places and things we see every day and everywhere. It offers us a trip down memory lane and celebrates all that we love about America, past and present.

Hart Senior Center is offering a new series of step-by-step, easy-to-learn, and easy-to-do, lessons in the wonderful world of Folk Art. Created for Hart Center by Marie Taylor, this is a perfect introduction to art making. You can apply your designs to a variety of items such as cards, calendars, linens and household décor.

Best of all, you won’t have to leave home to try it. FolkArt@Home will be delivered to you via email, with a new lesson arriving in your inbox each Friday in May. Register today and kick start your artistic career!

Link to Register

Or, call Hart Senior Center at (916) 808-5462 to register by phone.

Hart Virtual Bingo Thursdays May 14 and 21 at 1pmVirtual Bingo for Seniors

Dates: May 14th and 21st
Time: 1 pm
Location: Online - Zoom (link will be provided)

Join us on Zoom for a fun afternoon of Bingo while you stay safe at home! Zoom is an audio and video application that works on smart phones, tablets and computers. Never used Zoom? We will send you everything you need to know after you sign up to play. Prizes will be given to winners.
To sign up, email Laura Argueta,


Title:     PoetryAppreciation@Home – Robert Frost

Price:    Free
When:  Friday, May 15, 11am to 12:30pm on ZOOM

Description: Hart Senior Center’s Poetry Appreciation program resumes – online and through video conferencing with Zoom. Join us while we read and discuss some of the best poetry by a poet considered an American institution.  Our poet for May is Robert Frost.

Robert Frost (1874 –1963) was an American poet known for his realistic portraits of rural life in New England. He was a poet of traditional verse forms who remained apart from the poetic movements of his time. With a command of American colloquial speech, his poetry often focused on universal themes.

Frost received four Pulitzer Prizes for Poetry, the Congressional Gold Medal in 1960, and was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature 31 times! Some of his poems such as “Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening” have been memorized by school children for decades.

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Or, call Hart Senior Center at (916) 808-5462 to register by phone.


Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

Title: Haiku, Do You?

Haiku is a form of poetry that is short, sincere, grounded, intense and touching. It describes an experience of life that can be universal. If this sounds like the kind of poems you like to read and write, this class may just be your cup of tea – green, of course. Our four-part series will touch on the history, form and masters of haiku poetry but the main emphasis will be on experiencing and writing about “the haiku moment.”

Walking along
My shadow beside me
Watching the moon.

This is a video conference class with Zoom. No need to get out of your pajamas or put on a mask. We will meet once a week for 90 minutes from 11 am to 12:30 pm on Friday, May 22 and 28, and June 5 and 12. Class size is limited. Registrations will close on Thursday May 21.
Class is free but not easy! Facilitated by Marie Taylor
Register here 

A special treat for Strength & Balance Students !

Hart Senior Center seems very quiet these days, especially Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings when the center is normally teaming with people who come for Joe Miguel’s Strength & Balance class. Joe’s hoping his students are finding ways to stay fit, but in case you’re having a hard time getting off the couch, we’ve created a video of Joe going through the regular Strength & Balance routine, in his own unique, down-home style.

If you’d like a link to the video, send an email to Linda at