Summer 2017


Class Fee: Ages 65 and older: $70; 50-64: $95; 49 and younger: $105

Musicians Wanted! If you’ve been itching to play again come join the West Bay and San Carlos Community Band. Our band has over 60 fun-loving musicians who enjoy playing music of all styles and periods, performing, and appreciate being part of an ensemble. All instruments needed. Gain new musical knowledge and skill. NO audition required. For more information, contact Erinn Washburn at

Class times can be found by visiting the West Bay Community Band website. Registration for this class can be completed either in class or online visiting the website: (No Class 5/29)

Mills High School
Section Day Time Instructor Dates Fees
080823 W 7 – 9:30 pm Washburn 4/27 – 7/19 $70/$95/$105

Download a Registration Form by clicking here.

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Join us as we prepare to attend two opera performances broadcast LIVE from the Metropolitan Opera. Eugene Onegin and Der Rosenkavalier are two of the most beloved operas in the repertoire. Both tell the story of unrequited love: one, the love of a young woman for an older man and the other the love of an older woman for a younger man. Opera novices welcome. Register in advance!

Monday, April 17 Eugene Onegin by Pyotr Tchaikovsky. Pushkin’s classic novel comes alive through the tragic love triangle between its main protagonists.
Monday, April 24 Bach to the Beginning: The Origins of Opera featuring works by Lully, Gluck, and Handel. With Jazmine Harnishfeger-Brand.
Monday, May 1 Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss. An aging beauty loves a younger man who falls in love  with a younger woman amid some of the most luscious music ever written.
Monday, May 8 No Class Meeting
Monday, May 15 West Edge Opera in Oakland. Learn about how and why this scrappy little company is making waves.
Monday, May 22 Deborah Rosengaus will delight us with a LIVE PERFORMANCE followed by an end-of-class Party!

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Saturday, April 22 Eugene Onegin at 9:55 a.m. (3 hours 38 mins) Anna Netrebko and Dmitiri Hvorostovsky
Wednesday, April 26 Encore at 6:30 p.m
Saturday, May 13 Der Rosenkavalier at 9:30 a.m. (4 hours 12 mins) Renée Fleming and Elina Garanca
Wednesday, May 17 Encore at 6:30 p.m.


San Mateo Senior Center   2645 Alameda de las Pulgas,  San Mateo
Section Day Time Instructor Dates Fees
080805 M 2:30 – 4:30 pm Deghi 4/17 – 5/22

Fee: $75 (does not include tickets or transportation to performances)

To register: Complete registration form for San Mateo Adult School. 650-558-2100

Preferred method of payment is credit card. Do no register with San Mateo Parks and Rec or San Mateo Senior Center.

Guest passes are available on the day of class for $15 for each class or four classes for $48. Guest pass for May 22 is $30.

Download a Registration Form by clicking here.