Enrichment Programs



American Boating Course

Learn the essential information to operate a boat: boat handling, seamanship, necessary equipment, boat trailering, and much more. This course exceeds educational requirements in all states and a test is given at the conclusion of the course to qualify you for a boating education certificate. Bring a sack-lunch. Fee includes textbook and all materials-students are responsible for picking up supplies. Instructors: Poverty Bay Power Squadron. 
Sat Ages 12-Adult $40 Public Works & Parks Service Ctr.
Sep 22 8am-4pm

Dog Obedience

Love your dog but all the chewing, jumping, barking and little “accidents” testing you? Dog Obedience should turn your little “terror” into a well-behaved pet. Proof of vaccination is required at first class. Instructor: Jan Magnuson, Animal Control Officer, Champion Trainer. 
Day Dogs 4+ months R/NR Field House
Wed Sep 5 – Oct 10 $95/$105 7:15-8:15pm
Wed Oct 24 – Dec12 $95/$105 7:15-8:15pm
*No class October 31 or November 21.
Picture of Bernedoodle as last issue.

Metro Transit LINK Instruction Program  

Are you interested in learning more about riding public transportation in King County but are unfamiliar with or reluctant to use the Link light rail system? Metro Transit Instructional Training Program provides a classroom style orientation on the use of public transportation, as well as offering a guided community instructional outing on King County public transportation system (five or more individuals) and Metro pays the fare. This presentation is a prerequisite to the field trip. 

Part One ~ Metro Transit LINK: In-House Presentation

Time will be focused on how to ride and navigate LINK light rail. Some of the subjects covered are boarding, recognizing all the information at a bus/LINK stop, transferring from LINK to buses, and problem solving skills while on LINK. The presentation also includes using your ORCA card, paying with cash, and much more. 
Thu Free Activity Center
Oct 18 9:30-11am Spanish
1-2:30pm English

Part Two ~ Metro Transit LINK: Community Instructional Outing 

This is your chance to practice what you learned during the presentation.  The escorted trip will help you to have the confidence and skills to be successful and independent as you ride the LINK light rail. The destination is from the new Angle Lake LINK Station to the UW/Husky Stadium Station, with a stop at the International District Station for lunch: Uwajimaya, anyone?   
Wed Free Activity Center
Oct 19 9:30am Spanish
Oct 26 9:30am English

AARP Smart Drivers

Discover how to be more aware in today’s traffic. Reinforce your good habits and iron out the bad habits that have crept into your driving pattern. Upon completion of the course your certificate will get you a discount on your auto insurance as required by state law. Lunch break provides an opportunity to take advantage of the Nutrition Lunch Program.
Adults Age 50+ $15AARP Member/$20AARP Non-member Activity Center
Tue/Wed Oct 23 & 24 10am-2:30pm

Block Printing for All

Whether you are a total beginner or have experience with the fun and easy medium of block printing, this class is for you. We will cover basics of designing, cutting, registering and printing of your designs that you create in the easily carved Safety-Out material. Create your own unique designs that can be used for holiday cards!
Complete supply list suggestions available at registration.  Teacher will bring some Safety-Kut blocks for purchase. Instructor: Susan Waite, BFA in painting and printmaking from Cornish College. 
Adults Age 50+ $65 Activity Center
Mon Sep 24-Nov 19 1-3:30pm   

Art Workshops 

Picture show craft producing. All Art Supplies Included 
Fri Sep 21   9-11am Rock Cactus, Instructors: Debi & Debbi $30
Fri Oct 26   9-11am Halloween Goblet, Instructors: Debi & Debbi $30
Thu Nov 16 2-4pm       Paint & Sip, Instructor: Linda Upshaw $25
Fri Nov 30 9-11am Holiday Floral Arrangement, Instructor: Charisse Gregory  $35 

Aromatherapy First Aid Kits 

There are hundreds of essential oils in the world that help in many different ways. Receive information and a kit with a few oils that may come in handy in an emergency. Licensed Reiki therapist and owner of Debi’s Healing Touch, Debi O’Brien will guide you through your kit and describe how to use the oils correctly in first-aid situations. 
Fri Oct 19 $30 9-10am Activity Center

Happy New Year! ~ Midday Style ~ New Year’s Eve Party

You don’t have to wait until midnight to celebrate the New Year at this party!  Celebrate with friends old and new at Des Moines/Normandy Park Senior Activity Center on Monday, December 3st. Sponsored by Judson Park, enjoy music and dancing with Randy Litch, our game room for drop in Mexican Train, Hand and Foot, Pinochle, and Poker and tasty appetizers with sparkling punch to toast in the New Year.  Ring in the New Year with laughter and good fun.
Mon Dec 31 $5 1-3pm Activity Center