Seymour Center The Senior Net Learning Center is offering two summer workshops. On July 11, a computer maintenance workshop will be offered. Routine maintenance of your personal computer is vital in keeping your system running smoothly and efficiently. Problems ranging from "not shutting down" to "screen freezes" are more than likely a result of poor maintenance. The objective of this workshop is to make computer users aware of maintenance for the computer's security and improve its overall performance and efficiency. Class fee is $10.On July 25, an exploring blogs workshop will be offered. Today everyone is telling their stories on Blogs, those Internet sites filled with personal or group information, pictures and lively comments. This workshop will explore some of the best blogs around, and participants will create a practice blog, post stories to it, upload favorite photos and receive comments from classmates. Students should have some prior experience with e-mail and the Internet. Participants should create and bring to class a Google Gmail account and its password. Go to www.google.com, click "Gmail" and then "Create an Account." Class fee: $10.Special events this month include presentations, parties, tournaments and more. July 2: From the Health Expert: 10:30-11:30 a.m. "The Big C: Cancer Myths & Truths" will look at common myths and truths about cancer risks, treatments, cures and more. Healthy Food Demo: 4-6 p.m. Sam Thompson, a former chef of Grill 23 in Boston and currently a Department on Aging intern, will lead the class. Limited to the first 15 people to register. Registration deadline is Monday noon before the event. Commitment Fee: $7.July 10: We Are Family: Family Reunion 2008. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Come help us celebrate the true spirit of family and friends. The day will be filled with festivities, food and music. Evening entertainment at 6 p.m. with the Two Brass Squares. Registration is required for lunch and the cookout. Sign up at the front desk or call 968-2070 to register. July 11: "Getting Clutter Out of Your Life," 10:30-11:30 a.m. Jane Armstrong will teach how to become motivated in decluttering "extra" possessions, techniques to take the first step in cleaning out a space, and sharing ideas with other participants. Sign up at the front desk or call 968-2070 to register. July 12: Matinee at the Seymour Center, 11:30 a.m. "The Great Debaters."July 16: Sudoku Tournament, 10-11:30 a.m. Prizes will be given based on completion within a specific time frame. Call the center to register.July 16: Managing Dementia Caregiver Stress, 7-8:30 p.m. Presentation by Kate Barrett of the Orange County Department on Aging. July 17: Summer Ice Cream Social, 2 p.m. Sign up at the front desk or call 968-2070 to register.Classic book-film series: "My Fair Lady" (1938) starring Leslie Howard and Wendy Hiller, based on George Bernard Shaw's play "Pygmalion." 7 p.m. The book discussion group is limited to the first 20 persons to register. July 18: Summer Bingo, 10-11:15 a.m. Kick the summer off right by playing a little bingo. Don't forget to register for lunch if you plan to stay after the games. Sign up at the front desk or call 968-2070 to register. July 19: In the Eyes of Opera with Victoria Windler, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Learn about how opera came to be and watch "Carmen" followed by group discussion. There will be a lunch break, so bring your own lunch. Sign up at the front desk, or call 968-2070 to register. July 25: This Week on CNN with Lois Burnette offers conversation on the diverse topics of today. July 26: Bid Whist Tournament, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sign up with a partner by July 13 at the front desk or call 968-2070 to register. July 30: Christmastime cruise presentation, 1 p.m. Have you ever wanted to visit Germany, Austria, and Czech Republic? Here is your chance. Join us for a presentation on the trip scheduled for Dec. 8-17. Call 968-2070 to register for the presentation. July 31: Watermelon Fest and the Wii! 2-4 p.m. Join us for a watermelon hunt, eating contest, rind toss, live music and a special guest, Miles Beene, who will demonstrate how to play the Wii. Call 968-2070 to register.
The following is a sampling of the new classes starting in July at the Seymour Center. For more information and to register, please call the Center at 968-2070.July 7-Aug. 11: Basic Pastel Painting with Herb Slapo, 1-3 p.m.July 21-Aug. 25: Beginning Oil Painting with David Sovero, 10 a.m.-noon Starting Jul. 14: Walk with Ease, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Mondays, Tuesdays and ThursdayJuly 28-Aug. 25: Beginning T'ai Chi, 7-8:15 p.m. July 28-Aug. 25: Intermediate T'ai Chi, 7-8:15 p.m.Wednesdays, July 2-Sept. 3: Beginning Watercolor with Chick Weber: 9-11 a.m. July 18: Creative Memories Scrapbook/Photo Preservation, 9-11:30 a.m. July 18: New class with Creative Memories -- Creating a StoryBook using a computer: 12:30-3:30 p.m.
The Wellness Program at the Seymour Center offers a variety of classes and services, including Awareness Through Movement: Feldenkrais Method, Strength Training; Senior Yoga; Pilates; beginning and intermediate T'ai Chi; Stretching for Active Seniors; Inspired Movement; Get Some Balance in Your Life; Fit and Fun in the Afternoon; Salli's Senior Workout; Strength Training and Movement; Stretch and Tone; NIA (Neuromuscular Integrative Action); Senior Seated Kickboxing; Qi-Gong and Boomer Yoga.