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East Bay Center for the Performing Arts
339 11th St., Richmond; 510-234-5624.
Asian, African, North American, and Caribbean performance classes for children and adults.
Julia Morgan Center for the Arts
2640 College Ave., Berkeley; 510-845-8542.
Acting and movement classes.
Jyoti Kala Mandir College of Classical Indian Arts
1034 Delaware St., Berkeley; 510-486-9851.
Odissi dance (classical style from Orissa) in Berkeley and Fremont.
Lafayette Dance Center/ Kids 'n' Dance
3369 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette; 925-284-7388.
Creative movement, ballet, modern, tap, and jazz for adults and children.
Mahea Uchiyama Center for International Dance
729 Heinz Ave., Suite 4, Berkeley 94710; 510-845-2605.
Various traditional Polynesian dance forms and Hawaiian-language classes for all ages.
SOLAD Dance Center
2260 Oak Grove Road, Walnut Creek; 925-938-3390.
Creative movement art, pointe, Pilates, modern ballet, salsa, tap.
2501 Harrison St., Oakland; 510-444-4755.
Storytelling and acting classes for older adults.
Suhaila Salimpour School of Dance
10082 San Pablo Ave., El Cerrito; 510-526-4344.
Primarily belly dancing, with some tap, ballet, creative movement, and hip-hop.
Temescal Arts Center
511 48th St., Oakland; 510-923-1074.
Butoh and drumming for women.
Tiffany's Dance Academy
4046 East Ave., Livermore, 925-447-5299.
Ballet and tap classes for children held in Livermore and Pleasanton.
1822 9th St., Oakland, 510-419-0700.
Circus arts classes, aerial arts, trampoline, kids' classes.
1975 Diamond Blvd., Concord; 925-798-1300.
Acting classes and camps for kids ages eight to eighteen.
Adams Safety Training
Bishop Ranch #3, 2633 Camino Ramon, San Ramon; 925-454-0895.
First aid and CPR classes.
Alameda Computer Center
2148 Broadway, Oakland; 510-208-7000.
One- to three-day classes in computer repair and specific applications.
Alameda County Waste Management Authority
Classes offered around the county; 510-444-SOIL.
Home composting for everyone.
Aquatic Outreach Institute
1327 South 46th St., #155, Richmond; 510-231-5655.
Classes on watersheds and wetlands, gardening for wildlife, and organic gardening for kids.
The Ecology Center
2530 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley; 510-548-2220.
The center's online Eco-Calendar lists hundreds of workshops around the Bay Area on such topics as composting, permaculture, solar panel installation, chicken-raising, and homebrewing diesel.
Building Education Center
812 Page St., Berkeley; 510-525-7610.
Extensive courses in home repair, such as kitchen design, landscape design, and alternative materials.
7001 Dublin Blvd., Dublin; 925-828-8676.
Variety of bike repair workshops and classes.
East Bay Bonsai Society
Lakeside Garden Center, 666 Bellevue Ave., Oakland. 510-482-8428.
Occasional workshops in basic bonsai skills.
Eastmont Computing Center
7200 Bancroft Ave., Suite 209, Oakland; 510-382-0555.
Computer and Web design classes for youth and seniors; professional-level courses for adults.
2504 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley; 510-841-8987.
Workshops on masturbation, oral sex, polyamory, and kink.
La Lancha Computer Services
26250 Industrial Blvd., Suite 111, Hayward; 510-782-8433.
Introductory classes in common computer applications such as MS Word and QuickBooks.
Laney College Wood Technology and Welding Departments
900 Fallon St., Oakland; 510-834-5740.
Laney offers several sections of its popular furniture-making and welding classes, as well as a class in Japanese hand tools, to nonmajors.
Magic Gardens Nursery
729 Heinz Ave., Berkeley, 510-644-1992.
Year-round gardening classes.
Missing Link Bicycle Cooperative
1988 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley; 510-843-7471.
Offers various bicycle repair clinics and classes.
Navlet's Garden Centers
Locations in Danville, Fremont, Martinez and Pleasant Hill;
Gardening classes held year-round.
Oakland Tool Lending Library
5205 Telegraph Ave., Oakland; 510-597-5089.
Upcoming free workshops may include basic electricity, plumbing, and home repairs, and gardening.
1336 Channing Way, Berkeley; 510-644-2577.
Bicycle repair and sewing workshops for kids and adults.
University Extension Cooperative Education, Alameda County
1131 Harbor Bay Parkway, Alameda; 510-567-6812.
The "Master Gardeners" program recruits experienced volunteers to teach workshops to home gardeners.
University Extension Cooperative Education, Contra Costa County
1700 Oak Park Blvd., Bldg A-2, Pleasant Hill; 925-646-6586.
Call the hotline above to ask questions about gardening and find out about classes around the county.
Food and Wine
Andronico's: Ingredients Cooking and Lifestyle School
345 Railroad Ave., Danville/1181 Locust St., Walnut Creek; 925-314-4362.
La Bonne Cuisine (French)
1030 Murray St., Berkeley; 510-549 3760.
4590 Tesla Rd., Livermore; 925-456-2505.
Prominent vineyard offering wine- and food-pairing classes.
Cooks and Books and Corks
148 E. Prospect Ave., Danville; 925-831-0708.
Beginning to advanced cooking skills; specialty cooking class events.
Kasma Loha-unchit (Thai food)
P.O. Box 21165, Oakland; 510-655-8900.
Pleasanton/Dublin Adult Education
4659-C Bernal Ave., Pleasanton; 925-426-4280.
Wine education and cooking classes.
Ruta's Indian Kitchen
Cooking classes in Oakland; 510-655-RUTA.
Classes in regional Indian cuisines.
1580 Solano Ave., Albany; 510-525-WINE.
Tasting events and six-course wine classes.
1611 University Ave., Berkeley; 510-843-9192.
Cake decorating, chocolate making, pastries, baking.
Sur La Table
1806 Fourth St., Berkeley; 510-849-2252.
Wide variety of courses on cooking basics, international cuisines.
The Sustainable Kitchen
2930 Fulton St., Berkeley; 510-665-1446.
Laurel Miller teaches classes for adults and kids in cooking with organic, seasonable ingredients.
23 Deer Oaks Ct., Pleasanton; 925-426-8695.