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Friday, 30 March 2012 14:23

By Paula Evans

Learning never ends! It’s important to realize that learning doesn’t stop when we leave high school or college, but continues throughout life.

Scientists and doctors believe that keeping your brain stimulated can lead to a longer life, which is an awesome outcome! Longer life aside, it is always nice to learn something new as the benefits are many. Check out this short list of ideas to be a learning-for-life person:

(1) Enroll in adult education courses.* (2) Read a book. (3) Visit a museum. (4) Visit a foreign country or travel. (5) Ask Questions. (6) Try something new. (7) Visit the elderly. (8) Watch educational TV. (9) Learn a new skill. (10)  Develop a new hobby or interest.

*Castro Valley Adult’s Spring Summer schedule of classes is out and once again boasts a new lineup of extraordinary community interest classes – see for yourself:

The Memory Academy II, 1:30-4 p.m.

Thursdays, April 19-June 14

The Memory Academy I, 1:30-4 p.m.

Thursdays, July 5-Aug 9

Social Media for Beginners, 10 a.m.-Noon Saturday, May 12 or July 14

Bonsai Basic, Mondays, 7-9 p.m. April 16-June 25

Bonsai Intermediate, Mondays, 7-9 p.m.  April 16-June 25

Bonsai Advanced, Mondays, 7-9 p.m. April 16-June 25

Cupcakes, Cupcakes Everywhere! Saturday, April 28 – 10 a.m.-Noon

Indian Cooking: Exotic Rice Dishes

Saturday, Aug 4 – 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Whole Foods cooking Class – Cooking with Anti-Inflammatory Whole Foods, Saturday, May 19–Noon-3:30 p.m.

Herbal Remedies for Everyday Health, 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays, June 26-July 10

Chess Introduction, 9-10:30 p.m. Saturdays, April 28-June 2

Guitar Beginning, 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, April 19-June 14

Digital Photography I – Concept, Capture, Print and Archive, 10 a.m.-Noon

Saturdays, May 5-June 2  or July 14-Aug 4

Estate and Trust Planning-Overview,

Thursday, May 3 – 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Estates and Trust Planning – Living Trusts, Thursday, July 12 – 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Eco Bead Making Class, 7-8:30 p.m.

Wednesdays, April 25-May 23

Lose Weight with Self-Hypnosis,

9:30-11:15 a.m. Saturdays, May 5-May 19 or July 14-July 28


Get motivated. Get inspired. Get going! Register for a community interest class today!  For complete details on these courses and more, visit, or stop by 4430 Alma Ave., Castro Valley, or call 510-886-1000.




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