Fall 2018 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 Pat Tittizer at 512-259-1146 with any questions about the class. Limit 15.
Pat Tittizer
9:30—11:30 A.M. Friday, Starts Sept. 14
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. Need more info? Call Gayle Opie at 512-704-6558. Leave a message for a return call. Limit 12. CLOSED CLASS
Gayle Opie, Facilitator
9:45 A.M.—12:15 P.M. Friday, Starts Sept. 14
United Christian Church
3500 W. Parmer Lane (78727) (West of MoPac)
If you are familiar with Spanish verb use in the present tense and ready to tackle the past tenses, this is a good course for you. We’ll practice speaking in small groups and use free online Spanish programs for out-of-class exercises. The class is fun and challenging. You will need to bring a notebook and a good Spanish-English dictionary. Please bring $2 for handouts for the whole course. Limit 25.
Julie P. Sanford
10:00—Noon Friday, Starts Sept. 14
Highland Park Baptist Church
5206 Balcones Drive (78731) 
78.    YIN YOGA
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 75-minute 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 2003. Limit 16.
Cynthia Cooper
10:00—11:10 A.M. Friday, Starts Sept. 14
Belmont Village Senior Living West Lake Hills
4310 Bee Cave Road (78746)
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 Sept. 14
Northwest Recreation Center
2913 Northland Drive (78757)
This is NOT your ordinary photography class. You will not need to bring a camera. Designed for beginning and advanced photographers, as well as for non-photographers, this interactive visual experience is for those who want to gain a greater understanding of what makes a great photograph. We will review the history of photography, compare and contrast photography with other art forms, discuss the differences between photography as journalism and photography as art, debate the ethics of photomanipulation and post-processing, and learn how to transform a mediocre snapshot into a compelling photograph. We will study some of the great painters and photographers of the past and discover some of the new masters of photography. We will be both admiring and critical of their works. Class participation will be encouraged. At the end of this journey, you will never look at photographs the same way again. Limit 25.
Gene Sellers
10:00—Noon Friday, Starts Sept. 14
Unity Church of the Hills, Friendship Hall
9905 Anderson Mill Road (78750)
This course will teach you the basics of turning memory fragments into polished stories that others will want to read and remember. You will learn about the writing process and story elements like structure, beginnings and endings, and plot. You will also learn how to enhance stories with dialogue, description, personal reflection and basic editing. We’ll cover versions of truth and boundaries of disclosure along with basic word processing tricks. By the end of the course you will have at least half a dozen stories to share with pride. Our instructor is a veteran writing instructor and editor, the author of The Heart and Craft of Lifestory Writing, three other books, and a blog, Limit 15.
Sharon Lippincott
10:00—Noon Friday, Starts Sept. 14
Berkeley United Methodist Church
2407 Berkeley Avenue (78745)
Do you find it easier to work on creative projects in a fun, supportive, and inspiring group? If so, this class is for you. Open to all previous Mosaics 101 students as well as anyone with a portable project to complete that is suitable for a group setting. No specific instruction will be provided, though expertise will be shared. Stained glass, polymer clay, fiber, mixed-media, and collage artists are all welcome, as well as quilters, beaders, painters, knitters, origami creators, and others. Celebrate and share your creativity! Please contact instructor at if you have questions.
Limit 24. 7 classes.
Kathy Ortiz
10:00A.M—12:30 P.M. Friday, Starts Sept. 14
Faith Lutheran Church
6600 Woodrow Avenue (78757) 

What’s it like to be your mother’s daughter? Whether your mother raised you, gave you up for adoption, died in childbirth, or left you never to return, your mother gave your life its first course. Daughters are most influenced by their mothers. Mothers teach us how to become women. This workshop will address the daughter/mother powerful and enigmatic rela-tionship through the power of memoir writing. Echoes from the Womb, a Book for Daughters will be a resource for writing assignments and the course. It is highly recommended that you purchase it through Amazon or Kindle. Note: Please refrain from wearing perfume products and bringing laptops to class. Bring paper and pens. Limit 20.
Jan Marquart, LCSW
10:00—Noon Friday, Starts Sept. 14 Renaissance—Austin
11279 Taylor Draper Lane (78759)
The Pineapple block is a variation on the Log Cabin block, but with many more design possibilities and piecing methods. We will study the many piecing methods while considering the different design possibilities in this class. Our main text will be Jane Hall’s book, Fresh Pineapple Possibilities. Come prepared to learn all about Pineapples! Limit 15.
Susan Tennison
10:00—Noon Friday, Starts Sept. 14
Christ Lutheran Church
300 East Monroe Street (78704)
85.    LINE DANCE 102
Students must know basic Line Dance steps before entering this course. If in doubt, call the instructor (phone 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 Sept. 14
Ascension Lutheran Church
6420 Hart Lane (at MoPac) (78731)