Classes  (presentations follow below)
Cooking with Compassion
2nd Tuesday 1:00 – 3:00pm; Starting July 11th

  • This class will introduce you to cruelty free products, teach some kitchen hacks, and demonstrate how easy it is to adapt a healthier way of eating.
  • Instructor: Nancy Arenas
Intro to Water Color   [FULL]
Thursdays (July 13-Aug 10) from 9:00 - 11:00am

  • Cost: $10.00 plus materials
  • For those interested in learning basic watercolor painting techniques and general practices including materials, composition, values, perspective and technique.
  • Instructor: David Wimsatt
Beginning Pottery
Thursdays (Aug 24 – Dec 14) from 8:30 – 11:30am

  • Material fees apply
  • Learn the fundamentals of creating art with clay. This 15 week class will focus on basic hand building projects such as coil pots, slab vessels, and sculpture. All work will be fired in the studio.
  • Instructor: Christine Evans
Intermediate Pottery
Wednesdays (Aug 23 – Dec 6) from 1:00 – 4:00pm

  • Material fees apply
  • This 15 week class is for students who have proficient knowledge and will cover a variety of clay projects including sculpture, hand built pottery, pottery on the wheel, glaze finish and surface design. All work will be fired in the studio.
  • Instructor: Christine Evans

Pottery Open Studio
Fridays (Aug 25 – Dec 15) from 1:00 – 4:00pm

  • Material fees apply
  • Open Studio is for proficient students who wish to further explore projects independently. All work will be fired in the studio.
  • Instructor: Christine Evans

Healthy Eating to Control Cholesterol

Wednesday, July 12 from 10:00 - 11:00am
  • Learn how different foods can affect your cholesterol levels.  Which ones should you limit or avoid?
  • Presenter: Humana

Home Composting Basics

Wednesday, July 19 from 10:00 - Noon
  • Learn the science, art, materials, methods, benefits and choices for home composting.
  • Presenter: Bernalillo County Extension


Guardianship and Conservatorship

Wednesday, August 2 from 10:00 – 11:00am
  • We’ll be covering what these proceedings are, when they become an issue, why they can be so costly for seniors and their families, and how to avoid these proceedings through the execution of powers of attorney (for health and finances). 
  • Presenter: Senior Law Office


Plotting a Mystery is Fun

Wednesday, August 9 from 10:00 - 11:00am
  • Consider these sentences: “The king died. The queen died.” Then modify them slightly to: “The king died. The queen died after a celebration.” Now you have a plot, probably of a mystery. You’re ready to explore how I build the plots in my thrillers and my short stories. You may decide you want to write a mystery. At the least, you may become a better storyteller.
  • Presenter: Janet Greger


Reverse Mortgage

Wednesday, August 16 from 10:00 - 11:00am

  • Attend an informal discussion about Reverse Mortgages. Often misunderstood, Reverse Mortgages can be highly beneficial for those who wish to utilize their largest asset, their home equity. Leading economists agree that this program will be a major resource of funds for retiring Americans.  Your financial health and quality of life may take a huge leap forward. Please join us to learn about the New Reverse Mortgage program.
  • Presenter:  Amanda Snow


Raised Bed Gardening

Wednesday, August 23 from 10:00am - Noon
  • Raised Bed Gardening offers many excellent management options for high desert gardening.  They are relatively inexpensive; contain soil, mulches and irrigation devices as well. The presentation will include a discussion about materials, design, location planning and soil, watering and shading options for the high desert.
  • Presenter: Bernalillo County Extension

American Bone Health

Wednesday, August 30 from 10:00am - Noon
  • Presenter: Osteo Strong


Funny Aspects of Weight Loss

Wednesday, September 6 from 10:00 - 11:00am
  • In this session, learn about recent diet research and how to spot useful diet and exercise ideas. JL Greger was nutrition professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and couldn’t resist putting many of these ideas in her mystery novel, Murder…A Way to Lose Weight
  • Presenter: Janet Greger


Power of Attorney Clinic

Wednesday, September 20 from 10:00 – 11:00am
  • SCLO will assist seniors in executing power of attorney forms for healthcare and finances, as well as cremation authorization forms. Please bring identification, as well as the names and contact information of people you wish to appoint as your agents.
  • Presenter: Senior Law Office

Composting in Tumbling Bins

Wednesday, September 27 from 10:00am - Noon
  • Class will cover basic composting science in the high desert with a specific focus and unique recommendations / tips for success using tumbling composting bins.
  • Presenter: Bernalillo County Extension

Osteogenic Loading for Fracture Prevention

Wednesday, October 4 from 10:00am - Noon
  • Presenter: Osteo Strong


Low Vision-Non Surgical Options
Wednesday, October 11 from 10:00
am - 11:00am
  • When you can no longer see well enough to do what you want to do
  • Presenter: Dr. Dulce Walker, O.D. Optometrist


Composting w/Worms

Wednesday, October 18 from 10:00am - Noon

  • This class will cover the science, materials, methods and benefits of home composting with worms
  • Presenter: Bernalillo County Extension


Putting the FUN back into functional

Wednesday, November 8 from 10:00am -11:00am
  • Finding ways to maintain your ability to do what matters to you! We will discuss how some tips for adapting to or preventing functional decline for seniors. Instructor, Cindy Brown is ‎Training & Resource Manager and LBSW Social Worker at Home Instead Senior Care, here in Albuquerque. This presentation will be both fun and informative
  • Instructor: Cindy with Home Instead Senior Care.


Improving Desert Soil

Wednesday, November 15 from 10:00am - Noon
  • Learn how to work with your desert garden soil to improve structure and fertility
  • Presenter: Bernalillo County Extension


Explorers Christopher Columbus and Amerigo Vespucci

Wednesday, December 6 from 10:00am - 11:00am
  • Whether Christopher Columbus is viewed as a hero or a villain, he certainly has achieved over the centuries almost mythical status.  Go to any library and you will find books regarding his famous voyages.  So renowned were his exploits that two continents were named in his honor.   Wait, that’s wrong!!  North and South America were named for another lesser known explorer Amerigo Vespucci.  How did that happen?  This presentation will disclose the real lives and exploits of both of these two European adventurers and how America acquired its current name.
  • Presenter: Carol Venturini


Bucket Composting

Wednesday, December 13 from 10:00am - Noon
  • This class will cover the science, materials, methods and benefits of composting in a bucket with the Bokashi method
  • Presenter: Bernalillo County Extension