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This session for adults held at the Portola Valley Library will teach participants new activities designed to keep young ones interested. Children are welcome. Nov. 30, 11:30 a.m.-noon. Free. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley.
Classes/WorkshopsEnvironmental Volunteers Training
Environmental Volunteers will host training sessions for new volunteers, individuals who want to share their love of science and nature with students from local schools. No prior experience is necessary. RSVP is required. Visit the website for more info. Mondays, Oct. 26-Nov. 30. 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. $75 (scholarships available). EcoCenter, 2650 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto.
Classes/WorkshopsIntroduction to Drawing
This class at Little House will welcome students of all levels and abilities who want to explore the basics of drawing with pencil, ink and colored pencil. Mondays, Nov. 2-Dec. 7, 7-8:30 p.m. $120 member; $130 nonmember; $25 drop in. Little House Activity Center, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park.
Classes/WorkshopsLipreading class at Avenidas
Taught by an experienced audiologist and lipreading instructor, this free Foothill College Community Based Fall Quarter class will offer help to those who have difficulty hearing in noisy environments, group conversations and other situations. Mondays, Sept. 21-Dec. 7, 1:15-2:45 p.m. Free. Avenidas, 425 Bryant St., Palo Alto.
Classes/WorkshopsLipreading class in Menlo Park
Taught by an experienced audiologist and lipreading instructor, this free Foothill College Community Based Fall Quarter class will provide help to those who have difficulty hearing in noisy environments, group conversations and other situations. Tuesdays, Sept. 22-Dec. 8, 9:30-11:15 a.m. Free. Menlo Park Senior Center, 110 Terminal Ave., Menlo Park.
Classes/WorkshopsGardening on the Edge: Exotic Edibles
In this class at Common Ground Garden, students will explore unusual edible fruits and nuts from the region, including Bunya Bunya, Babaco, jujubes, babacos and more. Visit the website to register. Dec. 12, 2-5 p.m. $25 minimum donation. Common Ground Garden, 687 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto.
Classes/WorkshopsStanford Autism Spectrum Disorders Parent Education Program
The Stanford Autism Center will run a half-day parent conference entitled "Building Independence with Homework and Chores," which is designed to supply parents and caregivers with information to help build a child's independence and self-sufficiency in a home setting. Dec. 12, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $30. Stanford Psychiatry Building, 401 Quarry Road, Palo Alto.
Classes/WorkshopsAdvanced iPad Classes
During this weekly class at Little House, participants will get acclimated to various iPad features, including accessibility options, speech tools, lost iPad locator, camera, map application and app store. It will also cover how to sync, backup and restore an iPad, and participants can request that other features be discussed. Wednesdays, Nov. 18-Dec. 16, 6:30-7:30 p.m. $52 member; $60 nonmember; $20 drop in. Little House Activity Center, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park.
Classes/WorkshopsYoga classes at Little House
Little House Activity Center is now offering a variety of weekly yoga classes -- covering Hatha, Chair, Restorative and Kundalini yoga styles -- taught by experienced professional instructors. See website for the full schedule. Wednesday and Thursday, May 1-Dec. 31. $15 Hatha, Chair or Restorative; $8 Kundalini. Little House Activity Center, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park.
Classes/WorkshopsFoothill College Winter Quarter Registration
Winter Quarter registration at Foothill College begins on Nov. 18, and courses will meet from Jan. 4 to March 25. A full class schedule and registration instructions are available on the website. There is no application fee. Nov. 18-Jan. 3, 12:15 a.m.-11:45 p.m. $31 per unit for California residents, plus basic fees. Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.
Classes/WorkshopsWrite Your Life Story memoir class
Taught by local author and writer Phyllis Butler, this weekly class held at Deborah's Palm will assist students in discovering their own voice while writing creatively about their lives. Pre-registration is requested. Dec. 3 and 10 and Jan. 7 and 14, noon-1 p.m. $50 series of four classes; $15 drop in. Deborah's Palm Women's Center, 555 Lytton Ave., Palo Alto.
Classes/WorkshopsMom & Baby/Toddler Yoga
Blossom's Mom & Baby/Toddler yoga classes provide a supportive environment for women to enjoy the benefits of yoga, bond with their babies and meet other moms. Dads and other family caregivers are welcome. Visit the website for class descriptions and full schedule. Nov. 30, $109 unlimited monthly pass; $180 12-class pass; $99 6-class pass; $18 drop in. Blossom Birth Services, 299 S. California Ave., Suite 120, Palo Alto.
Classes/WorkshopsPrenatal yoga classes
Welcoming both women with no previous yoga experience and longtime practitioners, prenatal yoga classes offer experiencing ranging from a relaxing stretch to vigorous workout. Instructors can help students find the appropriate level and intensity. Visit the website for a complete schedule and class descriptions. Nov. 17-Jan. 21, $109 unlimited monthly pass; $180 12-class pass; $99 6-class pass; $18 drop in. Blossom Birth Services, 299 S. California Ave., Suite 120, Palo Alto.
Classes/WorkshopsAdult School Winter/Spring Classes Registration
Registration for Mountain View-Los Altos Adult School Winter and Spring classes will begin on Friday, Nov. 20. The winter session will run from Jan. 4 to March 18, and the spring session from March 21 to June 3. Visit the website or call for more info. Nov. 20-Jan. 4. Prices vary. Mountain View-Los Altos Adult School, 333 Moffett Blvd., Mountain View.