Jeri McGovern, Program Coordinator, 50PLUS Program
(650) 558-2127

2014-15 School Year Calendar

   

San Mateo Adult School

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All classes at the San Mateo Senior Center include a $5.00 Administrative Fee per class.

 
    Spring 2015
San Mateo Senior Center

2645 Alameda de las Pulgas, San Mateo

Painting in Watercolors:
Class open to beginning and experienced painters. Try your hand at a landscape, seascape, still life or other themes of interest to you.
 
 
HAND KNITTING And Design
$65 Ages 65 and older $85  Ages 50 through 64 $95 Ages 49 and younger

Interested in learning how to create your own knitted garments and gifts? Give it a try. Learn basic or advanced knitting skills. Complete an introductory project, or learn new techniques to add to your current skills. Learn to read the pattern books to create designs that inspire you. Bring size 7 single-point needles and medium weight worsted yarn. Intermediate knitters bring a project you are presently working on. The Thursday 6:15 - 8:45 pm class has been added for beginner knitters.

An accomplished designer Paola Trombetta has created a number of made-to-order knitwear fashions in her native country, Italy. Paola has established her talent and aptitude for design as a consultant for high-end knitwear designs for prominent companies in the garment industry in the U.S. and abroad. (Guest passes accepted. See page 19.) (No class 4/1, 4/2).

Section Days Time Dates Instructor Fees
080307 Th 2 - 4:30 pm 1/8 - 4/23 Trombetta $65/$85/$95
080306 Th 6:15 - 8:45 pm 1/8 - 4/23 Trombetta $65/$85/$95

Afternoon at the Opera
$80Ages 65 and older $80  Ages 50 through 64 $80Ages 49 and younger

Join us for a thrilling 8-week opera appreciation course! We’ll study operas performed this season by the Metropolitan Opera in New York (broadcast LIVE to Bay Area movie theaters) and MORE! Spell binding stories. Passionate music.  Sensuous performers. Great fun! Novices welcome. Guest pass accepted.

How does the class work? Here is the class schedule. Live performance dates are in blue.

  Monday, January . 12   The Merry Widow by Lehar
  Saturday, January  17   The Merry Widow
  Monday, January  26   The Tales of Hoffman by Offenbach
  Saturday,  January  31   The Tales of Hoffman
  Monday, February 2     Abduction from the Seraglio by Mozart
  Monday, February  9   Iolanta by Tchaikovsky and Bluebeard’s Castle by Bartok
  Saturday,  February  14   Iolanta and Bluebeard’s Castle
  Sunday. February  22   LIVE matinee performance of Abduction from the Seraglio at West Bay Opera in Palo Alto
  Monday, February  23  

Salome by Strauss

  Monday, March 2   Rigoletto by Verdi
  Monday, March  9   La Donna del Lago by Rossini
  Saturday,  March  14   La Donna del Lago
  Monday, March  16   Cavalleria Rusticana by Mascagni and Pagliacci by Leoncavallo
  Saturday, April 25   Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci

How can I get some additional information? Contact your instructor, Shari Deghi. Click here to e-mail her directly.

Can I get a schedule of the classes? A PDF of the scheduled dates and topics can be downloaded by clicking here.

How can I register? You can download an 50Plus Adult School Registration Form by clicking here. You'll need this information to complete the form.

Guest passes accepted. The registration fee does not include tickets or transportation to performances.

Section Days Time Dates Instructor Fees
080804 M 2 - 4 pm 1/21 – 3/16 Deghi $80/$80/$80

PAINTING:
  WATERCOLOR
$65 Ages 65 and older $85  Ages 50 through 64 $95 Ages 49 and younger

 Class open to beginning and experienced painters. Try your hand at a landscape, seascape, still life or other themes of interest to you. Supplies and materials fee discussed at first meeting. (No class 4/2).

Section Days Time Dates Instructor Fees
080326 Th 9 - 12 pm 1/8 - 4/23 Warner $65/$85/$95

MEMOIRS PLUS!
$65 Ages 65 and older $85  Ages 50 through 64 $95 Ages 49 and younger

Get all the tips, support and encouragement you need to finally put those memories to paper. Whether it’s your story or your family’s that you want to record, this fun and supportive class will help you do it. The only “experience” required is having lived past fifty! Whether you would like to work on memoir, creative non-fiction, fiction, or personal essays, come spend a few hours a week in a reflective class that will sharpen your writing skills.  (No class 4/1, 4/3).

Section Days Time Dates Instructor Fees
080706 F 1 - 3:30 pm 1/9 - 4/24 Lieban $65/$85/$95

GUEST PASSES - MATURE ADULT PROGRAM

Guest Passes are a great way to sample many of our class offerings. Purchase a few guest passes for yourself, or to have a few on hand to invite a friend or visiting relative to class.

Guest passes can be used for the following 50PLUS - Mature Adult Program classes only:  Fitness Education, Health Topics, Knitting, and Music Appreciation. Passes are not applicable to classes that feature ongoing projects, and involve use of supplies, such as Painting, Drawing, Ceramics and Sewing.

  Guest Passes for fitness classes:   $6.00, or purchase a set of four $22.00
  Guest Passes for knitting classes:   $7.00, or purchase a set of four $25.00
 

Guest Passes for Genealogy class:   

   $10.00 or purchase a set of four $32.00
  Guest Passes for the Opera class:   $15.00, or purchase a set of five for $60.00