Seniors/Older adult classes

Chair dancing

Let’s sit down and dance! We put on the music, and guide you with the moves…You bring your smile and get ready to dance. From Samba, to Fox trot, from Ballet to Jazz, we will be dancing the morning away!

Instructor: G. Garcia 

Location: Arrillaga Family Recreation Center

Class code  Fees Day/time Session dates
1960.101 Free Tue, 9:15–10 a.m. Jun 28–Aug 23

Chair exercise

This is an energetic, upbeat chair exercise class that is sure to get your body moving. A great workout for all levels of fitness enthusiasts. No class July 4.

Instructor: P. Barrera

Location: Arrillaga Family Recreation Center

Class code  Fees Day/time Session dates
1957.101 Free Mon, 9–10 a.m. Jun 27–Aug 22

Conversational Spanish 

Learn Spanish to communicate with your neighbors in our diverse community, and make new friends, too! This fun class, taught in a nurturing setting by a very patient, experienced instructor, teaches you simple phrases to help you speak in Spanish, while learning grammar and writing. No class July 4.

Instructor: A. De La Quintana

Location: Arrillaga Family Recreation Center

Class code  Fees Day/time Session dates
1901.102 Free Mon, 10–11 a.m. Jun 27–Aug 22

Drawing and painting

We provide the supplies for you to practice your skills in drawing and painting while learning new ones. All levels of experience are welcome in this safe, non-judgmental class. Mediums we use are pencil, charcoal, watercolor, pastels and acrylics. Registration required. No class July 4. 

Instructor: J. Thomson (Foothill College)

Location: Menlo Park Library, Senior Annex

Class code  Fees Day/time Session dates
1982.101 Free Mon, 10–11:30 a.m. Jun 27–Aug 22

Fellowship Circle (Spanish)

Safe place to get your questions answered, and feel empowered with the knowledge you gain through discussions. Join this friendly group and feel connected. In Spanish only.

Instructor: A. De La Quintana

Location: Arrillaga Family Recreation Center

Class code  Fees Day/time Session dates
1902.101 Free Mon, 11 a.m.–Noon

Fri, 10:30–11 a.m.

Jun 27–Aug 22

Jul 1–Aug 26

Folklorico

A fun way to learn all about the cultural dances of México. Improve your technique, poise, self- confidence and creative ability as well as deepening your understanding of and appreciation for the rich and colorful heritage that each dance represents. Performance opportunities each quarter in front of live audience.

Instructor: P. Barrera

Location: Arrillaga Family Recreation Center

Class code  Fees Day/time Session dates
1955.101 Free  Tue, 10–11 a.m.
Jun 28–Aug 23

Line dancing

We do line dancing to R&B and hip-hop music as a great form to exercise, relieve stress and have lots of fun. Easy dance steps! No partners needed. Donations requested.

Instructor: J. Croft

Location: Arrillaga Family Recreation Center

Class code  Fees Day/time Session dates
1944.101 Donation First and Third Thurs,
10:30 a.m.– 1:30 p.m.
Jul 7 – Aug 18

Meditation and Acupressure 

Using acupressure points for pain and stress management, learn how easy it is to bring peace to your mind and body. While seated, you will use your own hands to press some of the most therapeutic acupressure points on your head, arms and legs, which can relieve pain, allergies, insomnia and strengthen your immune system. Registration required.

Instructor: P. Mayall (Foothill College)

Location: Arrillaga Family Recreation Center

Class code  Fees Day/time Session dates
1959.101 Free Wed, 10–11 a.m. Jun 29–Aug 24

Mind exercises

We have on-going informal card games, chess, checkers, dominoes and puzzles to challenge you, exercise your mind and expand your knowledge. Have fun while you interact with others and improve your skills playing billiards. Don’t miss out on the entertainment and good times with friends! Closed Brown Bag Days second and fourth Thursday of each month. 

Instructor: 

Locations: Menlo Park Library, Senior Annex and Arrillaga Family Recreation Center

Class code  Fees Day/time Session dates
  Free Mon–Fri, 9 a.m.– 2 p.m.  

Sewing and crafts 

This class is designed for adults who would like to learn basic sewing techniques, as well as to create simple and easy craft projects. Make something to take home weekly. Registration required.

Instructor: J. Thomson (Foothill College)

Location: Main Library Senior Annex

Class code  Fees Day/time Session dates
1905.101 Free Fri,10–Noon
Jul 1–Aug 26

Soul line dancing - Zoom 

Put on your dancing shoes and put a little groove in your life! By joining this fun and soulful class, you have the opportunity to socialize and meet new friends while you learn easy-to-follow dance steps! Beginners welcome. No partners needed. Zoom link will be shared. No class July 4.

Instructor: J. Croft of (Foothill College)

Location: Zoom

Class code  Fees Day/time Session dates
1945.101 Free Mon, 1–3 p.m. Jun 27 – Aug 22

Strong for Life

Through a collaborative partnership with Stanford Hospital, you are invited to an exercise class which will help you with your balance, doing daily activities and more! Registration required. Donations requested. 

Instructor: Stanford Hospital staff

Location: Arrillaga Family Recreation Center

Class code  Fees Day/time Session dates
1934.101 Donation Fri, 9–10 a.m. Jul 1–Aug 26

Technology roundtable

Bring your smartphone, Tablet, or Lap top and learn how to work with them. This bilingual, patient teacher will walk you through every step of the way so you feel comfortable using your technology. Maximum 6 students per class.

Instructor: A. De La Quintana

Location: Arrillaga Family Recreation Center

Class code  Fees Day/time Session dates
1990.102 Free Fri, 9:30–10:30 a.m. Jul 1–Aug 26

Travel around the world in a day

No need to get a visa or passport! Stay in your seats while we travel throughout the world. Each Friday we will “visit” a new country and hear about the country we are visiting from our travel guide. In Spanish and English. Registration required.

Instructor: D. Fillin (Foothill College) 

Location: Arrillaga Family Recreation Center

Class code  Fees Day/time Session dates
1940.101 Free Fri, 11:15 a.m.–Noon Jul 1–Aug 26