Weekly Bulletin - 02/01/11

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Yoga classes offered for adults, kids, and families

It's time for kids to try yoga and adults to try it for the first time or start a new routine. Parks & Recreation has yoga for the young and the young at heart. These classes are instructed by Anne Hair. There are several new classes to try:

Power Vinyasa (ages 16 & up) - Sundays, Feb. 6-27 at 11:30-12:45 p.m. $25

Family Yoga (ALL) - Sundays, Feb. 6-27 at 1-2 p.m. $20

Kid's Yoga (ages 7-12) - Thursdays, Feb. 3-24 at 3:30-4:30 p.m. $20

Prenatal Yoga (ages 16 & up) - Tuesdays, Feb. 1- 22 at 5:30-6:45 p.m. $25

Classes are held at Carnegie Center, 109 S. Palouse St. and have limited space. Preregistration is required for all classes taught through Parks & Recreation.

For more information or to register visit the City of Walla Walla website at www.ci.walla-walla.wa.us. Registration is also available at the Parks & Recreation office, 55 Moore St.

For questions call Parks and Recreation at 527-4527 or send an email to recreation@ci.walla-walla.wa.us.

2011 Children's Forum scheduled for early March

The 2011 Children's Forum will feature author and speaker John Medina.

The event is planned for March 8 and 9 and will have four distinct presentations.

Medina is a renowned developmental molecular biologist at the University of Washington School of Medicine and director of the Brain Center for Applied Learning Research at Seattle Pacific University.

His book, "Brain Rules" gives 12 principles for surviving and thriving at work, home and school. Medina has just recently published "Brain Rules for Baby: How to Raise a Smart and Happy Child from Zero to Five."

Medina's presentation is in conjunction with local work on brain development and how children's brains develop differently based on childhood experiences.

He will speak on March 8, 6-6:45 p.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Blanchet Hall and 7:30-8:30 p.m. at Maxey Hall on the Whitman College campus.

On March 9, Medina is featured at the Children's Forum from 8:30-noon at Whitman College's Reid Center.

The events are free but reservations are requested at 529-2130 for the Blanchet Hall presentation.

For more information call Teri Barila at 509-386-5855. Venues may change due to public response.

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