2011 AARP Driver Safety Program at Almaden Community Center

AARP Driver Safety in Almaden ValleyAlmaden Senior Program and AARP are sponsoring a two-day Driver Safety Class for seniors age 50 and older.

People who complete the course will receive a certificate that may entitle them to a premium discount on their automobile insurance. Learn more about the Driver Safety Class on AARP’s website.

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Almaden Senior Program 2011 Trip Schedule

logo: Almaden Senior ProgramAlmaden Senior Program has a number of domestic and international trips planned for 2011, including South Pacific, Copper Canyon, Canadian Rockies, and the Nile. These trips are a wonderful and hassle-free way to see the world with your significant other and/or friends.

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SeniorNet Learning Center of Almaden – Winter 2011 Registration and Courses

logo: SeniorNet Learning Center of Almaden ValleySeniorNet Learning Center of Almaden has released its Winter 2011 Course Schedule.

Choose from a number of different computer, Internet, and software application courses, including an Introduction to Google and Introduction to Facebook. Download the Winter 2011 Session Brochure.

Registration for the Winter 2011 Session is at the Almaden Community Center on Saturday, January 8, 2011, at 11:30am. Classes are also at the Almaden Community Center, and begin January 10, 2011 and end March 7, 2011. (Most of the courses are one day a week for two hours, and last from four to eight weeks.)

The price for an annual membership to SeniorNet is $40. The annual renewal fee for existing members is $30. Individual courses range from $10 to $20 each.

Winter 2011 Almaden Community Center Activity Guide

photo: Almaden Community Center Activity GuideSan Jose Parks Recreation & Neighborhood Services has released its Citywide Activity Guide for Winter 2011. The guide includes all of the activities planned for the Almaden Community Center.

Almaden Valley residents have a variety of activities to choose from, including the following: arts and crafts, camps, dance, early childhood recreation, education and enrichment, health and fitness, music and theater, sports leagues and drop-ins, cooking, specialty programs, senior programs and events, and family events.

Registration begins Saturday, December 11, 2010. Programs and classes begin the week of January 18, 2011. Download the guide and register online.

View the most recent Almaden Community Center Activity Guide.

Memoir Writing Class in Almaden Valley

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Photo by matsuyuki (Toshiyuki Imai)

Learn how to write your memoir. Attend a creative memoir writing class to learn useful techniques that will help you identify memories of pivotal events and moments in your life. Preserve your personal stories on paper for yourself and to share with future generations of your family. The class is for adults age 50 and older.

The Memoir Writing class is at the Almaden Community Center, AL Room 4. The class meets every Monday beginning November 15, 2010 and ending December 13, 2010, from 10:30am – 12:00pm. The price is only $34. Three ways to register: online, at the community center, or mail or fax the registration form.

SeniorNet Learning Center of Almaden – Summer 2010 Registration and Courses

SeniorNet Learning Center of Almaden ValleySeniorNet Learning Center of Almaden is offering more than a dozen different computer and software application courses this Summer.

SeniorNet is a national non-profit membership organization dedicated to building a community of computer-using seniors (ages 50 and over).

Courses range from an introduction to computers (no computer knowledge required) to intermediate and advanced courses in various software applications.

A sampling of the courses available this Summer include Windows operating systems, search engines, word processing, spreadsheets, photo editing, photo albums, and digital music.

Most of the courses are one day a week for two hours, and last from four to eight weeks. All classes are held at the Almaden Community Center.

The price for an annual membership to SeniorNet is $40. The annual renewal fee for existing members is $30. Individual courses range from $10 to $20 each.

Registration for Summer 2010 is at the Almaden Community Center on Saturday, May 15, 2010 at 11:30am.

See the Summer 2010 brochure and registration form for further details on the courses being offered by SeniorNet Learning Center of Almaden.

High Tea at The Almaden Empress

High Tea

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Join us for white glove, silver service High Tea at The Almaden Empress. Listen to the pleasing sounds of chamber music while enjoying a dazzling array of finger sandwiches, fresh seasonal fruit, scones with a selection of preserves, pastries, cakes, tarts, delicious teas, and much more.

You are welcome to dress for the occasion. Ladies, wear one of your hats. Gentlemen, bow ties optional. This event is for adults ages 50 and older, and is brought to you by the Almaden Senior Program.

Tickets go on sale Friday, April 2, 2010 at 10am inside the Almaden Community Center near the sports and fitness desk. $10 for members and $15 for non-members.

The event is at at the Almaden Community Center, Community Room on Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at 2pm. We hope to see you!

Spring & Summer 2010 Activity Guide for Almaden Community Center

photo: Almaden 2010 Spring City GuideUpdate on February 16, 2011: The Spring 2011 Activity Guide for Almaden Community Center is now available.

San Jose Parks Recreation & Neighborhood Services has released its City Wide Activity Guide for Spring & Summer 2010. The guide includes all of the activities planned for the Almaden Community Center.

Almaden Valley residents have a variety of activities to choose from, including the following: arts and crafts, camps, dance, early childhood recreation, education and enrichment, health and fitness, music, sports leagues and drop-ins, cooking, specialty programs, senior programs and events, and family events.

Registration for Spring & Summer 2010 activities begins on Saturday, March 13, 2010 at 10am. You can register online.

View the most recent Almaden Community Center Activity Guide.

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration for Seniors

St. Patrick's Day

Photograph by George McFinnigan

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration for seniors. Delicious lunch of corned beef & cabbage, potatoes, carrots, coffee and dessert. Entertainment will include lively Irish dancers and an Irish sing-along. Presented by Councilmember Nancy Pyle and the Almaden Senior Nutrition program. At the Almaden Community Center on Thursday, March 18, 2010 at 12pm.

Tickets can be purchased on Friday, March 5, 2010 at 10am near the sports and fitness desk inside the Almaden Community Center. Tickets are $8 for members and $12 for non-members. Tickets are limited to two per person. More: http://bit.ly/buTmi8.

Celebrate Chinese New Year with Almaden Senior Association Lunch Group

Almaden Senior Association Lunch Group is celebrating Chinese New Year at Taste of China. A pre-selected menu of soups, appetizers, entrees, and dessert will be served. $15 per person. Thurs, 2/11/2010, 11:30am. http://bit.ly/5uEtZi.