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Register now for Summer 2019 classes.

Win at Chess!
Do you enjoy playing chess, but hate losing? Let our National Master instructor improve your game with tips and tricks that will score more victories and make your chess more fun!

Instructor: Larry Smith has been playing chess since the age of 10 and is a five-time champion of the Thousand Oaks Chess Club.


6 Thursdays
6:00 - 8:00pm
May 2 - June 6, 2019
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 5

Cost: $95
#8110.303
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Intro to Film Noir:
Tough Guys &
Femmes Fatales
In this class you will study Film Noir, meaning Black Film, which was an influential type of film that had its heyday in Hollywood from 1940- 1958. Four classic films will be shown and the basic elements of Film Noir discussed: the visual style, the type of story, the characters and the mood. For those that joined us previously, this class features new titles: Woman in the Window (1944); DOA (1949); Kiss Me Deadly (1956); Vertigo (1958).

Instructor: Joseph Longo has a Master’s degree in Mass Communications, has taught college-level film and literature courses, and has written about film.  He also worked as a film researcher for the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

4 Tuesdays
6:00 - 8:45 pm
May 14 - June 4, 2019
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room C

Cost: $40 plus $3 material fee to instructor
#8138.302
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Mindful Stress Shifting
Through mindfulness and awareness, increase your power to creatively respond to challenges and stress. Discover tools and exercises to support you in shifting from automatically reacting to your triggers to consciously creating desired outcomes.

Instructor: Lindsay Leimbach has 25 years of teaching and speaking experience. She currently teaches and lectures on Mindful Living and is a Mindful Living Coach working with all ages.

6 Wednesdays
12:30 – 2:00pm
May 22 – June 26, 2019
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room C

Cost: $75 plus $12 material fee to instructor
#8859.202
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Classes on this page
Become a Seller on ebay
Comedy Improvisation
Intro to Film Noir: Tough Guys & Femmes Fatales
Mindfulness Meditation
Mindful Stress Shifting
Notary in One Day
Tarot II: Mastering the Cards
Taxes in Retirement
The Art of Traveling Light
Win at Chess!
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Taxes in Retirement
Learn how to generate tax-free income by using overlooked tax tips per IRS guidelines. This course is ideal for those who want to retain more of their hard-earned nest egg. Taxes are scheduled to increase by 25% on 1/1/2026. Plan ahead while taxes are still on sale!

Instructor: Mark A. Basile is a Registered Investment Advisor, whose family business since 1960, has been helping people mitigate taxes in their retirement accounts.


Wednesday, May 22, 2019
6:30 - 8:30pm
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 5

Cost: $35
#8097.302
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The Art of
Traveling Light
Are you tired of lugging a 50-pound suitcase on vacation? Are you ready to learn how to pack less and enjoy your trip more? If the answer is YES, this workshop is for you! You’ll see exactly how to pack for a 7-10 day trip and receive a bounty of resources to set you up for vacation success.

Instructor: Molly Duncan spent three easy weeks in Italy with only a carry-on bag and a backpack. She shares her passion for healthy living and healthy travel at www.MollyBDuncan.com


Wednesday, June 5, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room C

Cost: $40 plus $1 material fee to instructor
#8507.103
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Become a Seller
on ebay
ebay is both the world’s garage sale for used items and a competitive online marketplace for new items. In this beginning class, you will create an ebay and Paypal account, and learn to buy, sell, and navigate the ebay universe safely.

Instructor: Howard Horwitz has sold 50 – 75 items per month on ebay for the past 10 years. His ebay seller account has a 98.8% positive feedback rating with over 3900 customers reporting.

3 Mondays
6:30 - 8:30pm
June 3 -17, 2019
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 10A

Cost: $60
#8039.305

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3 Mondays
4:00 - 6:00pm
June 3 -17, 2019
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 10A

Cost: $60
#8039.306
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Mindfulness
Meditation
Mindfulness is a particular way of paying attention in the present moment with openness and curiosity. Researched benefits of meditation include reduced stress, depression, anxiety, increased ability to manage and regulate emotions, increased ability to manage pain, and improved sleep. This class will offer conscious movement, mindful meditation, and conversation to reflect on how we can be more peaceful and joyful.

Instructor: Jenny Klossner, MA, certified yoga instructor, has been devoted to the practice of yoga and meditation since 2000. She has completed UCLA Marc Meditation Classes MAPS I and MAPS II.

10 Wednesdays
11:15 – 12:15pm
May 8 - July 17, 2019
(no class July 3)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Multipurpose Room

Cost: $95
#8857.104
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Tarot II:
Mastering the Cards
Students will focus on readings, strengthening intuition and developing accuracy. Join us to learn more about layouts, archetypes and symbols. Bring your skill up to the next level! You will need Tarot cards, a pen and a notebook.

Instructor: Becky Zemlyn is a member of the American Tarot Association and has read for parties and private clients.

4 Wednesdays
7:30 – 9:00pm
April 24 - May 15, 2019
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room C

Cost: $65
#8173.302
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Notary
in One Day
Seminar plus official Notary Exam
Start your own business, become a more valuable employee, provide customer service and earn additional income. This intensive one-day seminar is designed to equip you with everything you need to become an effective Notary and includes 2019 legislation.

Renewing Notaries:
3 hours of training are required.
Seminar plus official Notary exam Reviews all laws and regulations you are required to know to continue as a Notary. You must take the exam and be fingerprinted again. Your commission must be current to be eligible for the 3-hour course.

New and Renewing Notaries, bring the following:

1) A $40 check made payable to “Secretary of State” for the test fee.
2) Proper ID – current state-issued driver’s license or ID card or passport.
3) Two #2 pencils.
4) 2 X 2 passport color photo.

Live Scan Fingerprints required after you pass the exam.

Serious conviction may disqualify applicant.

PLEASE NOTE: Arrive early. Due to State regulations, no one will be admitted to the classroom after 8:30 am or 1:00 pm. You must be on time when returning to the classroom from a break.

First-Time Notaries
Friday, July 19, 2019
8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room C

Seminar: $99
Material Fee: $35 (payable to instructor)
Registration & Test: 4:00 - 5:30pm
Test Fee: $40
#8040.104


Renewing Notaries
Friday, July 19, 2019
12:45 – 4:00 pm
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room C

Seminar: $50
Material Fee: $35 (payable to instructor)
Registration & Test: 4:00 - 5:30pm
Test Fee: $40
#8041.204


Presented by Notary Public Seminars, Inc., a leading notary public course provider in California for 16 years.
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Comedy
Improvisation
Improv is for everyone – actors and non-actors alike. In this supportive and fun theatrical environment, students will learn to trust their instincts, develop comedic characters, and increase confidence through theory, exercises, and games.

Instructor: Catherine Wolff, M.A.,has been performing comedy for over 15 years. Catherine also currently studies and performs improvisational comedy at the world-famous Groundlings Theatre and School. For more information, please visit www. standupsecretsforspeakers.com

6 Mondays
7:30 – 9:00pm
May 13 – June 24, 2019
(no class May 27)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room C

Cost: $70
#8195.302
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For more information, call 805-497-2761 ext. 1201, or e-mail Anne Bartholomew at AnneB@ConejoAdultEd.org
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