East Bay Course Directory 

You can find classes and workshops around the East Bay in just about every subject you can imagine. Hula dancing? Check. Aerial arts? Check. Henna tattooing, yoga for horseriding, pro wrestling, oral sex? They're all out there.

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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.

Trapeze Arts
1822 9th St., Oakland, 510-419-0700.
Circus arts classes, aerial arts, trampoline, kids' classes.

Willows Theatre
1975 Diamond Blvd., Concord; 925-798-1300.
Acting classes and camps for kids ages eight to eighteen.

Do-It-Yourself/Practical Matters

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.

Dublin Cyclery
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.
GSBF-Bonsai.org /ebbs/contact.html
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.

Good Vibrations
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.

Tinker's Workshop
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.

Concannon Vineyard
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.

Solano Cellars
1580 Solano Ave., Albany; 510-525-WINE.
Tasting events and six-course wine classes.

Spun Sugar
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.

Tasting Spoon
23 Deer Oaks Ct., Pleasanton; 925-426-8695.
Cooking classes.

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