August 28, 2008


By East County Times

Learn to Compost -- 7-9 p.m. Sept. 17. Receive hands-on instruction and a free home composting booklet. Smith and Hawken Biostack compost bins will be available to all participants at a reduced price. Sponsored by Contra Costa County Department of Conservation and Development. Ironhouse Sanitary District, 450 Walnut Meadows Drive, Oakley. Registration: 800-750-4096.

-- Yoga Out on a Limb -- 7-8 p.m. Oct. 13-Dec. 17. A yoga series covering alignment, breathing techniques, relaxation and more for beginning or advanced students who wish to increase flexibility and strength, reduce levels of stress and restore energy. Bring a mat, towel and water. Liberty Adult Education, 929 Second St., Brentwood. For information, call 925-634-2565.

-- Free GED Exam Preparation -- 8:30-11:30 a.m. Monday-Friday and 1-3 p.m. Monday-Thursday ongoing. As an alternative to a high school diploma, the General Education Development Program is designed to meet the needs of individuals who wish to pass this national equivalency exam. Individual and small group instruction is offered in mathematics, science, social studies, literature and writing skills. Register now as class size is limited. Liberty Adult Education, 929 Second St., Brentwood. For information, call 925-634- 2566. Registration: or come to the school.

-- English as a Second Language -- 6-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday ongoing. Free and available to all 18 and older. Opportunity Junction, 3102 Delta Fair Blvd., Antioch. 925-776-1133.

-- Paint Plus -- 4-5:30 p.m. through Sept. 19. Oakley artist Lynn Pererson, will help develop your child's knowledge of painting in the areas of color mixing, composition, light, shadow texture, brushwork and more. A variety of paper and canvas surfaces will be used these explore techniques. Sponsored by the Oakley Recreation Division. Oakley Community Annex, 204 Second St. Residents $70, non residents 80. Materials $20. For information and registration, call 925-625-7041 or drop by the Recreation office, 3231 Main St.

-- Adult Musical Theater Class -- 7:30-9 p.m. through Sept. 23. The class will be a fun-filled singing class where participants will work songs from the American Standards and Broadway stage taught by professional actor Steve Kinsella. Attendees will learn the same vocal technique used to help professional singers reach their goals. In a nurturing environment participants will learn how to combat stage fright, use their breath to produce sounds and a host of other singing and stagecraft skills. Class finishes with a performance of work. Resurrection Ministries, 1275 Fairview Ave. Brentwood, $92 per student. For information, call 925-516-9009.

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