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Arlington Parks and Rec offers classes

ARLINGTON — The Arlington Parks and Recreation Department is offering a variety of classes.

Habitat for Humanimals

One of the important elements to quality of life in Arlington is our close proximity to the rivers, forests and wildlife.

During four evenings, Bill Blake, Arlington's Natural Resource Manager, and other guest speakers will present this educational series discussing the area’s streams, wetlands, geology, plants, animals, and fish.  We also will examine the regulations and policies that guide us to a sustainable future. The third evening will be a field trip outdoor laboratory. For adults and children over 13 accompanied by an adult.

Instructor: Bill Blake, Arlington's Natural Resource Manager, and guest speakers.

Location: City Council Chambers, 110 E Third Street

Dates: Thursdays, May 5, 12, 19, and 26

Time: 6-7:30 p.m.

Fee: Free

To register call 360-403-3448.

Basic First Aid Classes

Participants learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of injuries and sudden illness. Crucial information about how to deal with emergencies. Certified Instructor.  Renew your existing certification or become First Aid Certified. OSHA, WISHA, L&I, and DSHS approved. For adults and youth ages 12 and older.

Instructor: Sheila Davis, Bee Safe Education and Training

Location: Community Room at the Boys and Girls Club, 18513 59th Avenue NE

Date: Saturday, April 30, 9 a.m. to noon

Fee: $30 reduced to $25 if taking CPR class.

Note: If taking Saturday class, optional pizza and pop lunch available for $5 to teacher.

To register call 360-403-3448.

CPR and AED for the Community and Workplace

This course teaches the chain of survival, activation of 911, emergency response, airway obstruction and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). Also discusses information on adult heart attacks and strokes. AED certification included. This basic certification conforms to new 2010 national standards and is based on the same scientific guidelines and treatment recommendations used by the American Heart Association and American Red Cross. For adults and youth 12 & older.

Instructor: Sheila Davis, Bee Safe Education and Training

Location: Community Room at the Boys and Girls Club, 18513 59th Avenue NE

Dates: Saturday, April 30, 1-4 p.m.

Fee: $30

To register call 360-403-3448.

Raising Herbs and How to Use Them

Presented by the Arlington Garden Club. In this free class, Master Gardner and herb buyer, Kathy Reed will explain how to grow herbs successfully.  She we share recipes and ways of cooking with herbs.

Instructor: Kathy Reed

Location:Community Room at the Boys and Girls Club, 18513 59th Avenue NE

Date: Saturday, May 14

Time: 10-11:30 a.m.

Fee: $4 donation  to Garden Club

Pre-registration is not required.

Cooking Up Culture — Cooking classes for kids age 5-12

Kids will take a culinary journey around the world.  Each 3 hour class will explore the culture and food of a different country, teaching kids various cooking methods, measuring and mixing techniques, how to use various cooking tools, how to follow recipes, etiquette, and more.

Mexican Cuisine: Saturday, May 14

Thai Cuisine: Saturday, June 11

Instructor: Teri Bravomejia, Weston High Teacher

Location: Weston High School, 407 172nd St NE Arlington

Time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Fee: $25 per class

To register call 360-403-3448.

Pilates for the Equestrian Rider

Learn to use the body and mind together to deepen your riding skills regardless of your riding style or experience. This mat Pilates based program is geared specifically to the rider. The focus will be on developing and maintaining proper form and alignment through building a strong core.

Instructor: Cheryl Guthrie

Location: Stillaguamish Athletic Club, 4417 172nd St NE

Dates: Mondays, May 9, 16 and 23

Time: 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Fee: $55  (3 classes)

To register call 360-435-9404.

Basic Yoga

Lengthen, strengthen and relieve stress the yoga way. Move your body in this gentle but active and relaxing way.  All levels welcome.

Location: Stillaguamish Athletic Club, 4417 172nd St NE

Session 1: May 2-28  (4 weeks)

Session 2: June 6-July 2 (4 weeks)

Days/Times:Monday,  10:45 a.m.; Tuesday, 10:30 a.m.; Tuesday, 7 p.m.; Thursday, 10:0 a.m.; Thursday, 6:30 p.m.; and Saturday, 8 a.m.

Fee: $50 for one class per week per session or $90 for two classes per, week per session.

Please specify which days you will be attending on registration form.

To register call 360-435-9404.

Fit for Life

This low impact cardio class with easy to follow moves keeps your brain in the game. Strength training exercises and stretching are also included.  All levels welcome.

Instructor: Jolane Stroh

Location: Stillaguamish Athletic Club, 4417 172nd St NE

Session 1: May 2-28 (4 weeks)

Session 2: June 6-July 1 (4 weeks)

Days/Times: Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Time: 8:30-9:30 a.m.

Fee: $75 for three classes per week per session

To register call 360-435-9404.

TRX Suspension Training Classes

Make your body your machine. The TRX is a set of nylon straps that create resistance from two sources: bodyweight and gravity. This method of training includes exercises that build power, strength, flexibility, and balance. Very effective in engaging the core muscles in every exercise. Adaptable for all levels.

Location: Stillaguamish Athletic Club, 4417 172nd St NE

Session 1: April 12- May 5 (4 weeks)

Session 2: May 3– May 27 (4 weeks)

Session 3: June 7– June 30 (4 weeks)

Days/Times: Tuesday/Thursday 11-11:30 a.m., Tuesday/Thursday 6:30-7 p.m.

Fee: $99 for 30 minute class two times a week per session

Call 360-435-9404 for additional class times and to register.

Self Defense/Personal Safety Class

This self-defense/safety class will teach you how to minimize your safety risk, size up a situation and decide what you should do in the event of an attack. More info at www.zumbachangeslives.com (Classes & Events tab). This class will give you a chance to practice these hands on defense tactics, moves and skills. Come at 8 p.m. to complete instructor’s waiver form. You must be 18 years of age or older to sign the waiver to participate in class. If you are under 18 you must have a parent/legal guardian signature. Waiver can be printed at www.zumbachangeslives.com (Resources tab). You may pay at the class.

Instructor: Nancy McFadden

Location: Stillaguamish Senior Center, 18303 Smokey Point Blvd, Arlington

Date: Monday, May 2

Time: 8:15-9:15 p.m.

Fee: $10

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