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The Town of Yucca Valley offers a variety of recreational classes to pique the interest of all age groups. Program Registration requirements vary with the activity. To obtain more detailed information, contact the Community Services Department at (760) 369-7211 or download the Activity and Events Guide from this site.

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Register Now for Session-Based Classes

Dog Obedience
Ballroom Dancing
East Coast Swing Dance
CPR
Tai Chi Chuan

Learn Basic English for Spanish Speakers


NEW CLASSES !!

Cybersecurity & ID Theft Awareness

cyber

This 90-minute session will provide an overview of current cybersecurity threats and
trends, and provide participants with recommendations on how to protect their information online, on their computer or mobile devices.
Ages: 16 and over
Date: October 7, 2017
Time: 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Cost: $5 pay at the door
Location: Community Center~ Joshua Tree Room
Save time and register online   click here

Learn Basis English for Spanish Speakers
Acompanen al instructor Charles García a aprender ingles basico. Los estudiantes
pueden aprender conceptos básicos útiles incluyendo el alfabeto, ubicaciones, frases
y mucho más. Los estudiantes deben traer libreta y un
lápiz.
Edades: 18 y arriba
Dia: Martes
Oct 10 - Nov 14
Costo: $35 (6 sesiones)
Centro de Communidad
Ubicacion:
Register Now

Join instructor Charles Garcia to learn everyday usage of the English language. Students will learn useful basics including the alphabet, locations, phrases and much more. Students must bring a notebook and pencil.
Ages: 18 and over
Day: Tuesdays,
October 10 - November 14
Time: 6:00 -7:00 pm
Cost: $35 (6 lessons)
Location: Community Center
Register Now

Writing Workshop: Think Like a Writer!
Working on a novel or memoir? Have an idea for a children’s book or facing a big writing assignment? Novelist and playwright Virginia Mekkelson, author of “The Sunset Bar”, “Peach Blossom River”, “The Losers Club”, and many other works will instruct a weekly writing workshop at the Yucca Valley Community Center. This workshop welcomes all writers, at all experience levels, and all projects; fiction or non-fiction. Participants are able to bring in their work for feedback, discussion and help with writing problems. Mekkelson will review writing techniques and the ideas and principles of writing.
Ages: 14 and over
Cost: $3 per class/pay at the door / drop–in
Day: Wednesdays (beginning Oct 4th)
Time: 9:00 – 10:30 am
Location: Community Center
Register Now

Compress for Life - CPR Class for Community, Family and Friends
CPR, or Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation, is an important skill that everyone can learn. You do not need to be a medical professional to know or use CPR. You never know when you may need this skill to save someone you love
or be a hero to a stranger. During this 2 ½ hour class participants will learn Adult, Child & Infant CPR, the Heimlich maneuver, and AED demonstration from certified American CPR Training Instructor, Michael Lang. All class materials will be provided and participants will earn an American CPR Training Certification Card good for 2 years.
Ages: 12 and over
Cost: $25
Dates:
October 17 ~ Tuesday  6:00pm -8:30pm
November 4 ~Saturday    9:30am - 12:00pm
December 12 ~ Tuesday 6:00pm -8:30pm
January 13 ~ Saturday  9:30am -12:00pm
February 13 ~ Tuesday  6:00pm -830pm
March 10 ~ Saturday  9:30am -12:00pm
April 10  ~Tuesday  6:00pm -8:30pm

Location: Community Center Cholla Room. Save time register online  Register Now


Instructor Chris Perry
Ballroom Dancing ~
Save time register online  Register Now
You’ve seen it on “Dancing With the Stars”, now you can experience  Ballroom Dancing yourself. Ballroom dancing is easy to learn and besides being great fun, is also great exercise for people of all ages. It is not necessary to bring a partner. As in all social dance classes, partners are rotated during the class. Dances to be taught include: Cha Cha, Foxtrot, Rumba, Tango and Waltz.
Please do not wear flip-flops or sandals. 
Pre registration required

Time: See below
Day: Wednesdays
Age: 14 and over
Cost: $40 per session must pre register
Location: Community Center Cholla Room

Ballroom Fall / Winter Class Sessions:
November 1, 8, 15, 29~ 6:00pm
January 10, 17, 24, 31~ 7:00pm
March 7, 14, 21, 28~ 6:00pm

Instructor Chris Perry
East Coast Swing Dance ~Save time register online Click here to Register Now
East Coast Swing Dancing is very easy to learn and besides being great fun, it is also excellent exercise for people of all ages. This retro-style dance can be enjoyed with many kinds of music including Big Band, Rhythm & Blues, 50's Lounge Music, Western Swing, Rockabilly, 50's Rock And Roll and Boogie Woogie.
You do not need to bring a partner. As in all social dance classes, partners will be rotated throughout the lesson. Each student receives a practice CD.
We will also spend a small amount of class time learning the 1930's group Swing dance, THE SHIM SHAM.
Pre registration required

Time: See below
Day: Wednesdays
Age: 14 and over
Cost: $40 per session must pre register
Location: Community Center Cholla Room

East Coast Swing Fall / Winter Class Sessions:
November  1, 8, 15, 29~ 7:00pm
January 10, 17, 24, 31~ 6:00pm
March 7, 14, 21, 28~ 7:00pm

Dog Obedience Classes ~Save time register on line Register Now
Day: Thursdays
Cost: Puppy Class and Basic Obedience: $135 (six weeks)
Location: Yucca Valley Community Center~ Yucca Room
Advanced Obedience $175 (six weeks)

For more information contact instructor Lori Herbel 760- 420-7529
Must pre register

Nov. 2 - Dec. 14
4:00 p.m. Advanced Obedience
5:30 p.m. Basic Obedience
Jan. 4 - Feb. 8
4:00 p.m. Puppy Class
5:30 p.m. Basic Obedience
Feb. 22 - March 29
4:00 p.m. Advanced Obedience
5:30 p.m. Basic Obedience


Yoga For Self Help ~ Click here to Register Now
Each class begins with a lecture related to harmonious living. Following the interactive discussion, students will do Pranayama (breathing work) and Asanas (stretching exercise and meditation).

Days: Wednesday and Thursday
Time: 5:00 – 6:45 p.m.
Price: $50 for 8 lessons
Session 1: Oct 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26
Session 2: Nov 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23
Session 3: Nov 29, 30, Dec 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21
Session 4: Jan 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25
Session 5: Jan 31, Feb 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22
Session 6: Feb 28, Mar 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22
Location: Community Center Joshua Tree Room
For more info contact Barti Valdya (760) 413-8005
Pre-registration required


Street Smart Self Defence Class Click here to Register Now
Learn the time tested art of the Samurai-tailored to today’s environment. Participants will learn a variety of self defense techniques. This 2 1/2 hour, hands-on lesson includes demonstrations, instruction and lecture.
Students will pair up to practice so comfortable clothing is recommended and no jewelry please. Space is limited, early registration is encouraged.

Date: Saturday, October 14, 2017
Time: 9:00 am -11:30 am
Cost: $15 (free with student ID)
Location: Yucca Valley Community Center ~ Cholla Room

Enjoy these Drop-in Classes

No registration needed

Open Studio Art Workshop
Ages 18 & up, $2 per session
(drop-in)
Thursdays, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Bring your own project and supplies
Held at Yucca Valley Community Center (Cholla Room)
  Open Table Tennis
Ages 18 & up, $2 per session
(drop in)
Wednesdays & Fridays
2:00-5:00 p.m.
Held at Yucca Valley Community Center
     
Yucca Valley Party Bridge Club
Ages 18 & over, $2 per session
Fridays, 12:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Call Carol to reserve a spot:
760-228-2714
Held at Yucca Valley Community Center (Joshua Tree Room)
  Thursday Bridge
Ages 18 & over, $2 per session
Thursdays, 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Call Ruth to reserve a spot
760-366-8260
Held at Yucca Valley Community Center (Ocotillo Room)
     
Pinochle
Ages: 18 & over
(drop-in)
Fridays, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
$2 per session
Held at Yucca Valley Community Center (Ocotillo Room)
  Knit & Crochet
Ages 11 & up, $2 per session
(drop-in)
Thursdays, 9:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
All skill levels welcome!
Held at Yucca Valley Community Center (Ocotillo Room)
     

Writitng Workshop:
Think Like a Writer

Age: 14 and over
Cost: $3 per class / drop in
Day: Wednesdays (beginning Oct 4)
Time: 9:30 -10:30am
Held at Yucca Valley Community Center
Mesquite Room

 

Woodcarving
Ages 16 & over, $2 per session
(drop-in)
Tuesdays, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
All skill levels welcome!
Held at Yucca Valley Community Center (Ocotillo Room)

     


 




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