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Hart Senior Center Hybrid Classes and Workshops


Message from Ethel Macleod Hart Senior Center

Greetings, Hart Senior Center friends:



The return of in-person programming at Hart continues, with the addition of several popular programs during the early weeks of July. See below for details and continue to read Hart News Weekly throughout the summer to learn of additional programs being offered. Participation requires advance registration, and the Center will remain closed to all but those registered for a class. Safety precautions such as social distancing and mask wearing are still in place.

We hope to expand offerings to other types of classes and programs in the near future. To stay up-to-date on Hart Center offerings and learn how to register for classes:

In the meantime, check out our fun Welcome Back Video with an overview from staff on what’s in store for you!




AUGUST 9th-13th

Have you been waiting to get away, but stay safe as well? What better way than to take an adventure outdoors in the beautiful Sierras? The City of Sacramento’s 50+ Wellness Program hosts an affordable, mini vacation at Camp Sacramento in the Eldorado National Forest. This is an opportunity to enjoy the scenery, participate in art workshops, take a group hiking adventure, or head out on an adventure of your own, using camp as your home base.


“Arts and Adventure in the Sierras” Senior Camp offers a wide variety of opportunities during your five-day, four-night stay, including meals, traditional camp activities and social events. Lodging is in rustic, but comfortable cabins at this charming, historic camp operated by the City of Sacramento since 1920.


To be placed on the interest list and receive registration information call (916) 808-5462 or email In the meantime, save the date and check out our website by clicking HERE for more information on past years’ camps.

(COVID Protocols will be followed)



In-Person Meetings Starting on July 6th, Tuesdays from 10:30AM-12PM

Interested in stimulating your memory and preserving the tales of your life for generations to come? Join Life History Writing through Zoom! Members of the class meet to write the stories of their lives. Participants write and share a story each week with the class. Encouragement and constructive advice will be provided to writers. To register, click on the link below or call the Hart Center at 916-808-5462. FREE.

*Zoom Link will be provided to those interested in live streaming*

Register Online


FREE In-Person Meetings Starting on July 8th, Thursdays at 10:30am-12noon

Join our crafty participants as they chat while working on projects including sewing, quilting, crochet, weaving, knitting, needle point, drawing, coloring, paper crafts, jewelry, and more. No formal instruction provided. Participants supply their own projects and materials. Come craft and chat with us!

Register for class using the link below or call the Hart Center at 916-808-5462.
Register Online


Strength & Balance

Free In-Person Classes on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9AM-9:45AM

Come join this lively fitness group led by Joe Miguel. Participants will improve their health and fitness while being encouraged to work within their own comfort zone and physical abilities: flexibility and movement, correct breathing, strength training, and regaining balance abilities. Hand weights and dyna-bands for strength building and toning are used. Newcomers are welcome. Participants should bring their own water bottle, hand weights, and bands.

Register Online for the free class below or call the Hart Center at 916-808-5462.



Register for July's in-person classes!

MONDAYS from 1PM-2PM for $21

WEDNESDAYS from 1PM- 2PM for $28

Gain the benefits of yoga, increase flexibility, strength and balance, all with the support of a chair.  This gentle form of yoga makes it possible for anyone to do. Perfect  for those returning or new to yoga, rehabilitating, or with less flexibility and/or balance. Provide your own mat and wear comfortable clothing. 

Born and raised in Sacramento, Linda Ching began her conversion from Jazzercise to yoga in 2009.  She loves to move and exercise! Practicing yoga has alleviated the problems of high impact exercise and given her more flexibility and balance.  Trained as an optometrist, Linda is shifting her focus from eyes to life coaching and teaching yoga.  Linda completed her 200-hour teacher training early this year.  Community service is a high priority for this 19 gallon blood donor.  She also loves to motivate and encourage people to take bold action, whether for fitness or for their lives. Please welcome Linda and join us every Monday and Wednesday at 1 pm for Chair Yoga!

To register, call the Hart Senior Center's at (916) 808-5462 or Register Online by Clicking Below

Register Online: 


We’re heading north next week – to the land of the Cherry Blossom, Sushi, Haiku Poetry and Mount Fuji. Sign up for our free email newsletter that gives you the scoop on Japan with an art lesson to go. Say sayonara to the blahs and pack your paintbrush. Join us in Japan on Friday, July 2. Register using the link below or call the Hart Center at 916-808-5462 to get on the mailing list.

Register Online



Free In-Person Classes Starting July 26th 12PM-1PM

Sheng Zhen Qi Gong is a form of gentle Sitting and Standing Movements practiced for thousands of years to exercise joints & muscles which increase core strengthen & balance. The Meditations facilitate a state of wellbeing & oneness with the universe.  

The in-person activity will be lead by, Jan Polin, a Beijing certified instructor. All levels are welcome. Zoom Link will be provided to those interested in Live Streaming.

To register, please call the Hart Center at (916) 808-5462 or Register Online.


Express Yourself Through Writing



In-Person Meetings Starting July 15th on Thursdays, from 3pm-4:30pm

Creative Improv is writing group that focuses on creative writing using the fine mix of imagination and experience. This type of writing responds to various conceptions of genre, audience, voice, arrangement and style. This offering prompts its participants to tap into their knowledge about new media literacies, rich rhetorical situations, and the multiple perspectives that are inherent in any writing activity. Come join us Thursdays to share, explore and build on your creative writing! Materials are provided. Free.

Register Online




Tuesdays and Fridays from 12:30PM to 1:30PM

Virtual Class Facilitated by Linda Eisenman, RYT

Beginning Somatic Muscle Release is a form of movement designed to reverse the effects of aging. By making our unconscious movement patterns conscious, we can begin to reverse years of stress and trauma held in the body. All movements are gentle and easeful, done lying on a yoga mat or blanket. Come to re-experience the deliciousness of your own natural movement!

Call the Hart Center or click below to register online for JULY classes!

Fees vary month to month.

Linda Eisenman has studied meditation and yoga for over 30 years, and in 2020 studied Hanna Somatics through the Novato Institute. She is endlessly fascinated with the movement of the human body. Her goal is to see every senior citizen supple and conscious in their movements.

** Zoom Link for Video Conference will be sent out the day before class**

trants the day before class starts.**

Register Online



In-Person Classes Mondays & Wednesdays from 10:30AM- 11:30AM

Join Tai Chi on Mondays and Wednesdays in July! We would like to welcome back instructor Sabitre Rodriguez and participants to experience this low impact form of ancient Chinese exercise. Tai Chi combines slow movements with relaxation for a gentle and accessible form of exercise. Newcomers welcome!

Register by calling the Hart Center at (916) 808-5462 or by clicking the registration links below!


#17024 - July 12-July26

Register Online


#17023 - July 7-July28

Register Online



Japanese taiko drumming is an exciting musical activity that combines rhythm, movement, and culture into a dynamic art form that engages both body and mind. 


Beginning Taiko Drumming Lessons 

Mondays, July 12, 19, 26 at 3:45pm-4:45pm

Join professional taiko drummer and instructor, Kristy Oshiro, for a session of 3 beginner lessons which will cover: Basic technique, rhythm, taiko history and Japanese language. No experience necessary, new students of all physical and musical abilities are welcome. This class is designed to be taken multiple times until sufficient skill is gained to move to the intermediate taiko class. Registration fee: $30/3 lessons. All equipment is provided. Advance registration is required. Register with the links below for Beginning Taiko or call the Hart Center at 916-808-5462.


Intermediate Taiko Drumming Lessons 

Wednesdays, July 07, 14, 21 at 3:45pm-4:45pm

This class covers more intermediate-level taiko techniques, rhythms and songs and students in this class are occasionally invited to perform as part of Hart Center Taiko and SOKO taiko (Students Of Kristy Oshiro). Previous taiko experience and instructor permission are required to sign up for the course. For questions and instructor permission, please contact Kristy at Registration fee: $30/3 lessons.
All equipment is provided. Advance registration is required. Register with the links below for Beginning Taiko or call the Hart Center at 916-808-5462


All equipment is provided. Advance registration is required.  

Register with the links below for Beginning Taiko or call the Hart Center at 916-808-5462. 

#17014 - July 12 - 26
Register Online

#17015 - July 7 -21
Register Online



Free In-Person Classes

Thursdays from 9AM-10AM

Come join the lively Line Dancing class on Thursdays! The level of difficulty is the improver level (high beginner) to intermediate level. Both men and women are encouraged to come kick up their heels to a variety of music genres including country, pop, and Latin.

Please self-register for the free class using the link below or contact the Hart Center at 916-808-5462.

Register Online


Books with Hart Logo

Books with Hart monthly book discussion groups are held on the first Fridays of the month, from 10:00 AM-11:30 AM, but with a twist: virtual meetings!

Please email for more information on meeting access and to borrow a copy of the book each month.



Virtual Bingo every Thursday at 1pm


Thursdays at 1pm

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’ll send you everything you need to know after you sign up to play.

Prizes!  Prizes!  Prizes! To sign up, email Laura Argueta at



No Bake Baking 

Have fun making some yummy treats at home by subscribing to our monthly No-Bake Baking recipes! Every first Thursday of the month, you will receive an email with a recipe and video to make and enjoy a delicious treat! To sign up, please email Laura Argueta at

Technology Help

Technology Help

Sheltering at home during the COVID pandemic can make for some very lonely days. Not being able to get out to see family and friends is no fun! During this tough time, many people have learned that technology – smart phones, tablets and computers – can be a lifesaver. Zoom meet-ups with friends and family and online art classes, book clubs or bingo can all bring a little joy into a long day at home. The possibilities are endless!


But we all know that technology has it’s challenges. Perhaps you’ve had a tough time getting your tech devices to do what you’d like them to do. Or maybe you’d like to try Zoom but aren’t sure how to get started. If so, the staff at Ethel Hart Senior Center would like to help!


Call Hart Senior Center at 916-808-5462

Simply tell us what issues with technology you’re having, or what you'd like to do with your tech devices at home. We’ll ask a few basic questions then link you up with a staff person to provide some help over the phone. 


The City of Sacramento's Older Adult Services division operates Triple-R Adult Day Centers which provide socialization, recreation, and personal care for seniors with dementia while their family caregivers take a break or go to work. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Triple-R moved its social activities online, however, the good news is that we are going to return to in-person services soon! 

To find out more about our Triple-R sites or to add your name to our waiting list for service, please contact Misa Takagi at



If you haven't yet taken the leap into the world of Zoom, the great online tool for connecting with family, taking classes or even playing games with friends, AARP has made it a little easier. Use the tutorial below for everything you need to know to get connected, and let the fun begin! If after viewing the tutorial you need a little one-on-one assistance to get started, call Hart Senior Center at 808-5462. Video Link.