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Parenting and recreation classes starting soon

Pottery classes are among those available for $2 Try-Its at Jefferson Community Center. Photo by Robert Nunnally via Creative Commons/Flickr.
It’s September, and if your thoughts are turning back-to-school, you might be interested in some of the classes being offered here in (or near) the neighborhood.

Jefferson Community Center, along with all of the other city community centers, is once again offering $2 Try-Its. Anytime between September 20 and October 9, you can try a class for $2. If you like the class, you can then register at a pro-rated amount. Certain classes and childcare are not included in the promotion.

Some of the classes available in this promotion include:

Adults: ZUMBA!, Kundalini Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Mat Pilates, Pottery ( first two weeks only), guitar

Kids: Ballet, Hapkido, instructional basketball, guitar, kung fu, creative movement, busy bee li’l dribblers

For more information along with class dates and times, please call 206-684-0167. The Fall class brochure is available here. The community center is located at 3801 Beacon Avenue South.

Wellspring Family Services is offering a parenting class for couples, starting this weekend. It’s a workshop for expecting couples and parents of infants, based on Gottman Institute research. Wellspring says that in this class, students will “discover how to stay connected with your partner when becoming parents, cope with conflict, and create a nurturing home.”

The course is $150 per couple, with scholarships available. Classes are on September 11 and 25 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. For further information, contact pgray@wellspringfs.org or call 206-826-3039. Wellspring is located at 1900 Rainier Avenue South.

(Article updated 9/13/10 to reflect date correction — the $2 Try-It promotion runs from September 20-October 9, not September 8-October 8).

Jefferson Park/FEMA meeting tonight: tell us what happens

Details for the September 8th meeting at the Jefferson Park community center
Details for the September 8th meeting at the Jefferson Park community center
Tonight, in just over half an hour, Seattle Parks and Recreation and Seattle Public Utilities are hosting a meeting to learn about state and federal funding (through the FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Program) that the city intends to apply for, plus updates on the construction at Jefferson Park.

The meeting starts at 6:30pm at the Jefferson Park Community Center, 3801 Beacon Avenue South.

We’re not able to make this meeting, but we’d love to publish your accounts and impressions. Send us your write-up, or feel free to add your comments here.

Update: A writeup of the FEMA portion of the meeting is in the comments from Adam Ganz. Thanks Adam!