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The Middlegame in Chess

Most beginning chess players know how to play good opening moves. However, after the opening is over... then what? National Chess Master Larry Smith will help explain how you can win in the chess middlegame. Topics to be covered include how to formulate a good middlegame plan, successfully transitioning from the opening into the chess middlegame, and surprising middlegame tactics.

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
Sept 19 - Oct, 24, 2019
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room A

Cost: $90
#8111.301
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Blues/Rock Guitar
This class is geared toward the intermediate guitarist. Some basic knowledge of the guitar will be needed, (tuning, basic chords). The class will cover the chords, scales, riffs, and rhythms that are used in blues and rock settings from 12 bar blues to more current song forms and techniques.

Instructor: Jarold Davis has been teaching music for more than 20 years. He also has extensive recording and touring experience, having performed in such venues as the Gibson Amphitheater in LA and Madison Square Garden in NY.

8 Tuesdays
7:30 – 9:00pm
Sept 24 – Nov 12, 2019
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room B

Cost: $90 plus $5 material fee to instructor
#8714.301
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Beginning Ukulele
Learn to play the ukulele! This popular starter instrument is for the true beginner to music. It can also be an excellent way to get back into playing an instrument for those who have been away. By course end (or before), students will be playing easy songs and simple melodies.

Instructor: Jarold Davis has been teaching music for more than 20 years. He also has extensive recording and touring experience, having performed in such venues as the Gibson Amphitheater in LA and Madison Square Garden in NY.

8 Fridays
11:15am – 12:45pm
Oct 4 - Nov 22, 2019
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room B

Cost: $90 plus $5 material fee to instructor
#8710.101
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Mah Jongg for Beginners
Interested in this fascinating ancient game? In this six week class you will learn the fundamentals of mah jongg – the tiles, their function, the “Charleston”, and critical basic strategies of the game. With the help of this class, handouts, and the National Mah Jongg League Card of America, you will discover the fun and excitement of declaring your first “mah jongg”. The class will be limited to 10 participants.

Instructor: Merrily Lewis brings her teaching skills and enthusiasm for Mah Jongg to those who are curious about this interesting game that has grown wildly in the past few years.

6 Thursdays
10:00am – 12:00pm
Sept 5 - Oct 10, 2019
Boys & Girls Club
1980 E Avenida de las Flores
Thousand Oaks

Cost: $120 plus $16 material fee to instructor
#8144.101
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More With Mah Jongg
Most new Mah Jongg players lean toward choosing certain hands to play, limiting their options of winning. This class is for those who have recently taken a beginner course and would like to get more comfortable playing and choosing from the many different hands on the National Mah Jongg League card. The class will be limited to 10 participants; you must bring your own 2019 Mah Jongg card to class.

Instructor: Merrily Lewis brings her teaching skills and enthusiasm for Mah Jongg to those who are curious about this interesting game that has grown wildly in the past few years.

5 Thursdays
10:00am – 12:00pm
Oct 17 - Nov 14, 2019
Boys & Girls Club
1980 E Avenida de las Flores
Thousand Oaks

Cost: $100
#8146.101
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Become a Community Enrichment Instructor
Become a Seller on ebay
Beginning Bridge
Beginning Guitar
Beginning Ukulele
Blues/Rock Guitar
Comedy Improvisation
Introduction to Tarot
Introduction to 3D Printing
Mah Jongg for Beginners
More With Maj Jongg
Notary in One Day
Taxes in Retirement
The Art of Traveling Light
The Middlegam in Chess
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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 Groundlings Theatre. For more information, please visit www. standupsecretsforspeakers.com

6 Wednesdays
7:00 – 8:45pm
Sept 4 – Oct 9, 2019
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room A

Cost: $95
#8195.301
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Beginning Bridge
Bridge is one of the three great mind games of the world! Unlike Chess and Go, however, only bridge offers close, personal and social interactions with other players. Come see what this game is all about - learn the fundamentals of play and bidding, expand your mind and meet new friends as you play with a variety of partners.

Instructor: Diane Gunther has been playing, teaching and directing bridge for over thirty years. She has taught bridge lessons to people of all ages (from 5th graders to senior citizens), and all skill levels.

8 Fridays
10:00am – 12:00pm
Sept 27 – Nov 15, 2019
Boys & Girls Club
1980 E Avenida de las Flores

Cost: $125 plus $20 book fee to instructor
#8108.101
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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, Sept 4, 2019
6:30 - 8:30pm
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 5

Cost: $35
#8097.301
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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
4:00 to 6:00pm
Oct 7 - 21, 2019
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 10A

Cost: $65
#8039.201

....OR

3 Mondays
6:30 - 8:30pm
Oct 7 - 21, 2019
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 10A

Cost: $65
#8039.302
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Introduction to 3D Printing

The phrase “3D printing” refers to a group of technologies for printing solid objects from digital designs. Today 3D printers are more accessible, less expensive and are being used by businesses and hobbyists. Students will learn the basics of 3D printing including how to make printable 3D models using OpenSCAD, finding models online, and how to get items 3D printed. Be an Inventor! Students will design their own 3D models in class and receive printed results.

Instructor: Christopher Deel is a computer consultant and owner of DeelTech.com.

3 Mondays
6:30 - 8:30pm
Sept 9 - 23, 2019
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 10A

Cost: $65, plus $25 material fee to instructor
#8124.301
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Beginning Guitar
This guitar course is geared toward new students just starting out, or for those who have been away from their guitar for a while. We start with some easy melodies and chords, and by course conclusion, students will be able to play basic songs.

Instructor: Jarold Davis has been teaching music for more than 20 years. He also has extensive recording and touring experience, having performed in such venues as the Gibson Amphitheater in LA and Madison Square Garden in NY.

8 Fridays
9:30 - 11:00am
Oct 4 - Nov 22, 2019
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room B

Cost: $90 plus $5 material fee to instructor
#8712.101
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Introduction to Tarot
Journey down the “royal road to wisdom”. Develop intuition and symbolic knowledge of the cards. On the path you will discover more about yourself and others, and learn to use the tarot as a powerful tool for personal growth, insight and creativity. Contact becky_ zemlyn@yahoo.com for info about cards and book for class.

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

4 Mondays
5:45 – 7:15pm
Oct 14 – Nov 4, 2019
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 5

Cost: $60
#8169.301
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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


...OR

First-Time Notaries
Friday, Sept 20, 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
#8040.101


Renewing Notaries
Friday, Sept 20, 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
#8041.201


Presented by Notary Public Seminars, Inc., a leading notary public course provider in California for 16 years.
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Become a Community Enrichment Instructor
Do you have a hobby, talent or knowledge of a foreign language that you would love to share with others? Come to this informative seminar and learn how classes are developed. No teaching credential is required although experience is a plus. Ideas will be discussed and course proposal forms provided.

Instructor: Anne Bartholomew is Coordinator of the Community Enrichment Program.

Saturday, Sept 21, 2019
9:30 – 11:00 am
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 5
Cost: FREE
(Pre-registration required)
#8068.101
Registration Info


For more information, call 805-497-2761 ext. 1201, or e-mail Anne Bartholomew at AnneB@ConejoAdultEd.org
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