Courses - Friday AM
 Course Schedule - 8 week courses unless otherwise noted
You may knit or crochet, or both, in this class. Whether new to needlework or experienced, learn at your own pace. Bring practice yarn and needles or hook to the first class. The instructor, an accomplished artist, has been teaching knitting and crocheting for over 20 years. Call the instructor at 512-259-1146 with any questions about the class. Limit 15.
Pat Tittizer
9:30—11:30 A.M. Friday, Starts Feb. 15
United Christian Church
3500 W. Parmer Lane (78727) (West of MoPac)
The object of this course is to get your family/personal stories on paper. Studies have shown that most family stories fade beyond two generations. Our lives are filled with stories – funny, poignant, sad, spiritual, meaningful. And you have stories only you can write. Most of us have wished we could ask about our families but there’s no one left to ask. Leave that written legacy for others and save them that frustration. They will thank you for it. There is no instruction, but we will discuss stories and the process of writing – don’t worry, it’s painless. Each member should expect to write one story each week and read it in class. Listening to the stories of others frequently sparks memories of our own so we add to our list of stories to write. At the end of the semester, we will produce a class book to which you are encouraged to contribute your stories. For more info call Gayle Opie at 512-704-6558. Limit 12.
Gayle Opie, Facilitator
9:45 A.M.—12:15 P.M. Friday, Starts Feb. 15
Unity Church of the Hills
9905 Anderson Mill Road (78750)
This will be a continuation of the fall course, in which we focused on the past tenses of Spanish verbs. We will review commands, then work with the compound tenses and other grammar challenges, with a lot of in-class practice speaking in small groups. You will use free online Spanish programs for out-of-class exercises. The class is fun and challenging. Bring a notebook and a good Spanish-English dictionary to each class, and $2 for handouts for the whole course. Limit 25.
Julie P. Sanford
10:00—Noon Friday, Starts Feb. 15
Highland Park Baptist Church
5206 Balcones Drive (78731)
Join us for an intimate look at the minute creatures that rule the world. Of all the animal species on our planet, 4 out of 5 are insects! They are a major component of terrestrial ecosystems; include important pollinators, pests and recyclers; and are some of the most fascinating beings on Earth. We will explore this delightful fauna through colorful slideshow presentations, focusing on basic identification, behaviors, lifestyles and associations. One session will be a field trip, and we sometimes go outside to explore the area around our meeting place. Limit 20.
Valerie Bugh
10:00—Noon Friday, Starts Feb. 15
Northwest Recreation Center
2913 Northland Drive (78757)
75. MOSAICS 101
If you are new to mosaics or simply want to learn more, this class is for you. We will cover the basics of designing, tile cutting, assembling, and grouting/sealing. At the end of the class, you will have created a beautiful and interesting work that you can use or display with pride. The first class meeting includes demonstration of basic processes, examples of projects, and dis-cussion of tools and materials. There will be additional costs for your project, plus a $10 supply fee for provided materials. Please contact instructor at if you need more information before the first class. 7 classes. Limit 22.
Kathy Ortiz
10:00 A.M—12:30 P.M. Friday, Starts Feb. 15
Faith Lutheran Church
6600 Woodrow Avenue (78757)
In this class we will explore the fabric collage technique using a Laura Heine pattern. We will spend time considering value and contrast to add dimensional aspects to our design. We will study the fabric and colors to see how we can use them for the right effect. We will also work together to critique each student's design to learn as we go along. Students will purchase a Laura Heine pattern for an approximate cost of $25. There will be other supplies required for the class that will be described at the first class meeting. There will not be any machine sewing during class, so students will not need to bring their machines to class. Limit 15.
Susan Tennison
10:00—Noon Friday, Starts Feb.15
Christ Lutheran Church
300 East Monroe Street (78704)
77. LINE DANCE 102
Students must know basic Line Dance steps before attending this course. If in doubt, please call the instructor at 512-260-1354 BEFORE registering. We will do Improver, Easy Intermediate and some Advanced dances with possible restarts and tags. Limit 40.
Pat Watson
10:30—Noon Friday, Starts Feb. 15
Ascension Lutheran Church
6420 Hart Lane (78731)
Yin yoga is a floor-based form of practice designed to balance the yin (passive) with the yang (active) parts of our lives. Yin-style yoga, derived from Taoist teachings, works well in conjunction with acupuncture and other traditional Chinese medicine practices. This class emphasizes stillness; poses are held passively for several minutes at a time, creating deep stretches in the joints and connective tissue. The typical result is enhanced flexibility and a profound sense of well-being. Bring a yoga mat and (optional but recommended) a small (3'x5') blanket, and wear loose, comfortable clothing. The instructor has studied yoga for over 30 years and taught since 2013. Limit 25.
Cynthia Cooper
11:00—Noon Friday, Starts Feb. 15
Corazón Latino Dance Studio
500 W. William Cannon Drive, Ste. 400 (78745)