Other Fun Stuff - Fall/Winter

Class Name: Creative Writing Workshop

Instructor: Nina Hamberg

Class Description: This workshop is designed to help emerging writers further their skills. In a structured and supportive environment, members will share their writing with the group and obtain constructive feedback from the instructor and each other. Whether you’re working on short memoir pieces, personal essays, a full-length memoir, short stories, or a novel, this workshop should help you keep writing and move you to the next level. This class is designed to build on the core principles taught in the Memoir Writing Class, but it is open to both memoir writers and fiction writers alike. Class size is limited to eight. The instructor, Nina Hamberg, author of the award-winning book “Grip: A Memoir of Fierce Attractions,” has been teaching and encouraging writers in Half Moon Bay since 2013.           

Class Fee: $95

Class Day: Wednesday
Times: 6:00pm - 7:30pm

December 5, 2018 - January 9, 2019                                           No Class: December 26

Location:  Ted Adcock Community Center - 535 Kelly Avenue, Half Moon Bay

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Class Name: Memoir Writing – Writing the Story Only You Can Tell

Instructor: Nina Hamberg

Class Description: Have you longed to write your story? Memoirists are often part archivist and part detective, using the raw material of their lives to arrive at a personal truth. Through in-class lectures and writing exercises, you’ll learn many of the techniques used by novelists and creative nonfiction writers alike, including how to write compelling scenes, create effective dialogue, and compress or speed up time. We’ll also discuss how to expand your recall and deal with the sensitivities of people who appear in your story. The workshop is designed for new memoir writers, but all levels are welcome, including writers who have taken this class previously. By the end of the session, you’ll have completed at least one essay. Class size is limited to eight.   The instructor, Nina Hamberg, author of the award-winning book “Grip: A Memoir of Fierce Attractions,” has been teaching and encouraging writers in Half Moon Bay since 2013.           

Class Fee: $95

Class Day: Wednesday
Times: 6:00pm - 7:30pm

October 10, 2018 - November 28, 2018  

Location:  Ted Adcock Community Center - 535 Kelly Avenue, Half Moon Bay

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Class Name: Canine Good Citizen Training and Testing

Instructor: Marian Pott

Class Description: Intermediate obedience and socialization skills emphasized for dogs working on CGC or Community CGC (advanced)—see www.akc.org/cgc for more information about the American Kennel Club program.   This training emphasizes the dog and human relationship with strong foundational obedience skills, along with socialization skills working around other humans and dogs.  Dogs will be tested final night for either CGC or CGCA skills. Marian’s contact info: (650) 888-7445; miramark9@comcast.net     

Class Fee: $165

Material Fee: $10 cash payable to instructor on first night.

Class Day: Thursday
Times: 7:30pm - 8:30pm

September 13, 2018 - November 1, 2018                          

Location: Ted Adcock Community Center - 535 Kelly Avenue, Half Moon Bay

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Class Name: Beginning Dog Training

Instructor: Marian Pott

Class Description: Open to all dogs over the age of 4 months, including adult dogs of any age. Foundational obedience and socialization skills emphasized:  loose-lead walking, heeling, sit, down, stays, come, off, leave-it, wait, hand signals.  Necessary equipment:  6-foot leash, collar, treat pouch FILLED.  Training collars discussed, demonstrated.  AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program training/testing available for eligible puppies—contact instructor for more information. Marian’s contact info: (650) 888-7445; miramark9@comcast.net

Class Fee: $165

Material Fee: $10 Cash to instructor for those testing in AKC S.T.A.R. program.

Class Day: Thursday
Times: 6:30pm - 7:25pm

September 13, 2018 - November 1, 2018

Location:  Ted Adcock Community Center - 535 Kelly Avenue, Half Moon Bay

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Class Name: Dog Training Tricks and Treats

Instructor: Marian Pott

Class Description:  Intermediate level dog training class open to dogs which have completed beginning level training and have a strong foundation of leash obedience and manners.  A variety of tricks will be taught in conjunction with higher level obedience skills.  Equipment:  6-foot leash, flat collar (plus any preferred training collars), favorite toys, flexi-lead or long line, plenty of yummy treats.   The last night of class will include a tricks test—passing dogs will achieve a Novice Trick Dog title from the American Kennel Club.   Dogs with a CGC (Canine Good Citizen) title perform 5 tricks successfully for the trick title; dogs without the CGC perform 10 tricks successfully for the title.  Marian’s contact info:  (650) 888-7445; miramark9@comcast.net

Class Fee: $155

Material Fee: $10 Cash payable to instructor on first night.

Class Day: Thursday
Times: 7:00pm - 8:00pm

November 8, 2018 - December 20, 2018                                             No Class: November 22, 2018

Location:  Ted Adcock Community Center - 535 Kelly Avenue, Half Moon Bay

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