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Tucson J

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3800 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718 United States
520-299-3000

October 2019

Anyone Can Draw and Paint

October 18 @ 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 AM on Tuesday, repeating until December 17, 2019

An event every week that begins at 9:30 AM on Friday, repeating until December 21, 2019

Tucson J, 3800 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718 United States
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This class is open to beginners as well as to advanced artists. Students are encouraged to experiment in various media. The nature of the class encourages development at all levels, with individual instruction. Learn sketching techniques, how to develop individual sketchbooks, sketching from classmates in the sculpture garden, or other objects. Life models of sculptures, flowers, nature. Subjects of paintings can be inspired by photographs. At the end of each session this is a class critique in which the work…

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Sukkot & Shabbat Family Picnic

October 18 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tucson J, 3800 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718 United States
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Join your friends in the J's sukkah for a festive and Shabbat picnic. The J will provide beverages, challah, and dessert. Just bring your own dinner and a blanket for the ground. Contact Jennifer Selco at jselco@tucsonjcc.org or 520-618-5026 with any questions.

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J-Stock Music Concert

October 19 @ 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tucson J, 3800 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718 United States
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Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Woodstock at the Tucson J! The outdoor music event includes live music, a brownie dessert bar, drinks for purchase, and more. Bring your own blanket or lawn chairs for seating, chairs will also be provided. This outdoor music festival takes place during Sukkot, a fall harvest holiday. Come relive the 60s and jam with us! Music acts are: Eric & The Other Trouble Makers, Wayback & Co., and the Levi Platero Band. J and TKMA…

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Pottery To Ceramics and Back

October 20 @ 9:30 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 AM on Sunday, repeating until October 20, 2019

Tucson J, 3800 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718 United States
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Whether it is called Pottery or ceramics, creating with your hands and the skill of practice, hones clay into an art form. In this class, your clay foundation of hand building, sculptural processes, and throwing are given an artsy twist. Learn how to make larger clay objects while overcoming technical problems of design and glaze. (Some clay experience necessary). Material fee $35 due to the instructor on the first day of class.

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Bas-Relief Sculpture Workshop

October 20 @ 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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One event on October 20, 2019 at 1:00 PM

One event on November 10, 2019 at 1:00 PM

One event on December 15, 2019 at 1:00 PM

Tucson J, 3800 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718 United States
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Bas-Relief is the form of sculpting that is closest to drawing. Students will use water-based clay to create a relief sculpture of a single pose. Great for ceramic students as a supplemental sculpture, as the resulting bas-relief can be fired and glazed. This is an excellent and easy way of combining figure with ceramics, which can be a challenge. Students will sculpt a relief using clay and a board as backing. The resulting sculpture will resemble a drawing that came…

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Culinary Class: Cooking Boot Camp

October 20 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Tucson J, 3800 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718 United States
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Dive into the first week of Boot Camp where students learn the basics. How to use a knife and most import, how to sharpen our knives and keep them sharp. Learn about Mise en Place (keeping everything in its place) getting the kitchen organized to cook, bake, and yourself to think like a trained chef. Today we will make Ratatouille, one of my favorite dishes from the south of France. This versatile dish can be served hot or cold and…

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Israeli Dance

October 20 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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One event on October 6, 2019 at 5:00 PM

One event on October 20, 2019 at 5:00 PM

One event on November 3, 2019 at 5:00 PM

One event on November 17, 2019 at 5:00 PM

One event on December 1, 2019 at 5:00 PM

One event on December 15, 2019 at 5:00 PM

One event on December 29, 2019 at 5:00 PM

Tucson J, 3800 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718 United States
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Dance

Are you looking to meet great people and have fun, all while getting a high-energy workout? Get your feet moving to the energetic beats of rikudai-am (Israeli dance). Every Thursday and every other Sunday of the month.

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Anyone Can Draw and Paint

October 22 @ 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 AM on Tuesday, repeating until December 17, 2019

An event every week that begins at 9:30 AM on Friday, repeating until December 21, 2019

Tucson J, 3800 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718 United States
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This class is open to beginners as well as to advanced artists. Students are encouraged to experiment in various media. The nature of the class encourages development at all levels, with individual instruction. Learn sketching techniques, how to develop individual sketchbooks, sketching from classmates in the sculpture garden, or other objects. Life models of sculptures, flowers, nature. Subjects of paintings can be inspired by photographs. At the end of each session this is a class critique in which the work…

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Basket Weaving and Off Loom Weaving

October 22 @ 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, repeating until November 26, 2019

Tucson J, 3800 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718 United States
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Participants will learn basket making techniques and create their own one-of-a-kind baskets. Enjoy the company of your fellow classmates and have the opportunity to learn additional off loom weaving techniques.

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Purple Minions Youth Triathlon Club

October 22 @ 4:00 PM - 5:45 PM
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 PM on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until November 3, 2019

Tucson J, 3800 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718 United States
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Youth Tri Club

Youth Tri TEAM helps develop swimming, biking, and running skills. Kids learn how to build confidence, understand basic USAT rules, nutrition, and strength training while learning safe and fun habits. Each child is assigned a skill level and will work at that level for each sport and be assessed on a regular basis. For more information contact Coach Robin at tricoachrobin@gmail.com.

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French for Fun Beginners

October 22 @ 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 PM on Tuesday, repeating until November 19, 2019

Tucson J, 3800 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718 United States
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The basics of French for the traveler or rekindles yourself with the language. Acquire knowledge on ordering at restaurants, shopping, finding your way around, talking about yourself and on cultural tips, all in a relaxed, nonjudgmental atmosphere.

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Goat Yoga

October 22 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, repeating until December 17, 2019

Tucson J, 3800 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718 United States
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Our mission is to create awareness and strength in the body, focus and curiosity of the mind with the addition of our goats to facilitate animal therapy. The goats help to further release stress, lift your spirits (oxytocin) and lower stress hormones (cortisol levels).  Join us for a joyous time laughing and interacting with our family of goats. Our class is great for beginners or experienced Yogi. Our goal is you leave with lifted sprits and energy of wellbeing. Bring…

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Lindy Hop Swing Dance

October 22 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 PM on Tuesday, repeating until October 29, 2019

Tucson J, 3800 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718 United States
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Lindy Hop is a fun way to get exercise while learning the fundamentals of partner dancing. This class is dedicated to educating beginning dancers in eight-count swing rhythms. Come learn how to swing like it's 1939!  no class, 10/1 + 10/8

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French for Fun Advanced

October 23 @ 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 PM on Wednesday, repeating until November 20, 2019

Tucson J, 3800 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718 United States
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We will practice the language, translate wonderful stories, we will read articles, we will do crossword puzzles and other games... Tout ça en français!

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Spanish 4: Intermediate Spanish

October 23 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, repeating until October 23, 2019

Tucson J, 3800 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718 United States
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Ready for something more challenging? This class has an emphasis on speaking, listening, reading, and writing, through reviewing the past tenses, as well as the future, present perfect tenses, with target vocabulary and situations. Students will be introduced to the Spanish subjunctive in a day-to-day conversation and improve the quality of their spoken Spanish. Knowledge and previous classes in Spanish are required.

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Drawing 1

October 23 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, repeating until November 20, 2019

Tucson J, 3800 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718 United States
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Discover how to draw without looking at your page. Learn to see with your eyes wide open! Students will practice blind drawing and learn contour drawing. Bring an HB pencil, a 9 x 12 Strathmore 400 Series Sketch Pad and let the fun begin.

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Basic Conversational Spanish

October 23 @ 2:40 PM - 4:10 PM
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An event every week that begins at 2:40 PM on Wednesday, repeating until October 23, 2019

Tucson J, 3800 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718 United States
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This course is for advanced beginners and low intermediate students who mainly want to focus on conversational Spanish with almost no grammar, but lots of vocabulary, audio, videos, pictures, flashcards, and games. Emphasis will be on pronunciation, basic conversational phrases, and losing your shyness. We work around a central theme, integrating a specific subject of our everyday life. Come join us!   Recommended for students in Spanish 3 & 4.

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Spanish 2: Beginner Spanish

October 23 @ 4:15 PM - 5:45 PM
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An event every week that begins at 4:15 PM on Wednesday, repeating until October 23, 2019

Tucson J, 3800 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718 United States
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No class October 9th for Yom Kippur Designed for students with a little more experience and background in basic Spanish. Practice what you have learned in previous courses and expand your vocabulary, grammar, and ability to communicate, as well as accent reduction. Students will gain confidence in their ability to express simple everyday ideas. Previous knowledge: basic vocabulary, Ser/Estar, present tense of regular verbs.

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Prenatal Yoga

October 23 @ 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 5:45 PM on Wednesday, repeating until December 26, 2019

Tucson J, 3800 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718 United States
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Prenatal Yoga is perfect for women in all stages of their pregnancy journey. During this pregnancy specific yoga, you will have the opportunity to connect with your body and baby through movement and breath. You will learn about the changes your body is experiencing and how to move throughout each stage of pregnancy to best support your postpartum healing.  This is a drop-in style class No class September 25

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Club Del Libro

October 23 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Wednesday, repeating until October 23, 2019

Tucson J, 3800 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718 United States
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Continuamos con el Club del Libro. Todos leemos el mismo libro y en cada clase analizaremos el contexto, los personajes, expresiones, modismos y expresamos nuestras opiniones sobre el tema del libro. Excelente práctica para la lectura y comprensión. Libro: TBD

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Conversación práctica y español avanzado: Conversation Practice

October 23 @ 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 PM on Wednesday, repeating until October 23, 2019

Tucson J, 3800 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718 United States
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No Class October 9th for Yom Kippur Esta clase es para aquellos quienes ya saben y quieren practicar más español. Mejoraremos la pronunciación, redacción y formas de expresión. Hablaremos de temas actuales, participaremos en actividades y juegos divertidos y creativos. Poca gramática, mucha conversación, lecturas, videos, juegos y escritura sobre la interesante cultura hispana. Clase totalmente en español ¡Disfruta y vive el español!

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The Clay Experience

October 24 @ 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 AM on Thursday, repeating until November 21, 2019

Tucson J, 3800 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718 United States
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Join us for an experience similar to the ancient ways of forming clay. In this class make object using sgraffito, to scribe or draw in the clay, other techniques presented are pinched, coils, and sprigs. Some ready made forms will be used as molds. Basic wheel thrown structures will also be demonstrated and taught. No experience needed. Registration Material fee $35 due to the instructor on the first day of class.

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Spanish 5: Español Avanzado y Conversación – Advanced Intermediate

October 24 @ 9:45 AM - 11:15 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:45 AM on Thursday, repeating until October 24, 2019

Tucson J, 3800 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718 United States
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This course is for students who can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including discussions in different everyday topics. There will be an emphasis on conversation, reading and writing strengthened and expanded by more complex verb forms, including the present subjunctive, as well as new vocabulary and grammar. Students will be able to interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers possible without too much difficulty.…

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Spanish 3: Advanced Beginners

October 24 @ 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 11:30 AM on Thursday, repeating until October 24, 2019

Tucson J, 3800 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718 United States
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Let's keep advancing on the road to improving the necessary skills to speak, listen, write and think in Spanish while re-introducing the past tenses, advanced grammar and practical vocabulary in the context of specific life situations. We will study more vocabulary development in specific situations, emphasis on communication strategies. Work on expressing your ideas spontaneously.

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Spanish 2: Beginners Spanish 2

October 24 @ 1:15 PM - 2:45 PM
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An event every week that begins at 1:15 PM on Thursday, repeating until October 24, 2019

Tucson J, 3800 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718 United States
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A continuation course of Beginners I. New vocabulary development, emphasis on communication strategies will be emphasized. We will master the imperfect and preterit tenses, while reviewing other indicative forms. Sentence patterns will expand vocabulary using idiomatic expressions, useful phrases, and more grammatical principles.

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Watercolor For All

October 24 @ 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 PM on Thursday, repeating until November 21, 2019

Tucson J, 3800 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718 United States
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Discover how to use watercolor with its translucent qualities to create your personal masterpieces. This hands-on class will guide you through the basics of watercolor with an emphasis on painting techniques. Have fun and gain a better understanding of color while enjoying the company of others. No experience necessary; all levels welcome. Materials included.

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Spanish 1: Introduction to Spanish

October 24 @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 PM on Thursday, repeating until October 24, 2019

Tucson J, 3800 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718 United States
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For those students who have already been introduced to the basic everyday greetings, nouns, regular verbs, simple sentences and the verb "estar". Students will gain confidence in their ability to learn a second language; will be prepared for further Spanish language instruction by gaining sufficient vocabulary to form simple sentences.

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Purple Minions Youth Triathlon Club

October 24 @ 4:00 PM - 5:45 PM
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 PM on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until November 3, 2019

Tucson J, 3800 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718 United States
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Youth Tri Club

Youth Tri TEAM helps develop swimming, biking, and running skills. Kids learn how to build confidence, understand basic USAT rules, nutrition, and strength training while learning safe and fun habits. Each child is assigned a skill level and will work at that level for each sport and be assessed on a regular basis. For more information contact Coach Robin at tricoachrobin@gmail.com.

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Hebrew 1

October 24 @ 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
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An event every week that begins at 4:15 PM on Thursday, repeating until December 19, 2019

Tucson J, 3800 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718 United States
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Language Classes

Learn Hebrew script, expand vocabulary, develop simple sentence structure, and grow your reading skills.   Cost of the textbook paid to instructor on first day of class.

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Reflection + Renewal Gallery Opening

October 24 @ 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Tucson J, 3800 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718 United States
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Meet the artists and enjoy a lite nosh as you peruse the art work in the show, REFLECTION + RENEWAL.

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Israeli Dance

October 24 @ 7:15 PM - 9:45 PM
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An event every week that begins at 7:15 PM on Thursday, repeating until December 26, 2019

Tucson J, 3800 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718 United States
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Dance

Are you looking to meet great people and have fun, all-white getting a high-energy workout? Get your feet moving to the energetic beats of rikudai-am (Israeli Dance) Every Thursday and every other Sunday of the month.

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Anyone Can Draw and Paint

October 25 @ 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 AM on Tuesday, repeating until December 17, 2019

An event every week that begins at 9:30 AM on Friday, repeating until December 21, 2019

Tucson J, 3800 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718 United States
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This class is open to beginners as well as to advanced artists. Students are encouraged to experiment in various media. The nature of the class encourages development at all levels, with individual instruction. Learn sketching techniques, how to develop individual sketchbooks, sketching from classmates in the sculpture garden, or other objects. Life models of sculptures, flowers, nature. Subjects of paintings can be inspired by photographs. At the end of each session this is a class critique in which the work…

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Parent’s Night Out

October 26 @ 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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One event on March 23, 2019 at 5:00 PM

One event on April 13, 2019 at 5:00 PM

One event on May 18, 2019 at 5:00 PM

One event on August 24, 2019 at 5:00 PM

One event on September 14, 2019 at 5:00 PM

One event on October 26, 2019 at 5:00 PM

One event on November 16, 2019 at 5:00 PM

One event on December 14, 2019 at 5:00 PM

One event on January 18, 2020 at 5:00 PM

One event on February 15, 2020 at 5:00 PM

One event on March 7, 2020 at 5:00 PM

One event on April 18, 2020 at 5:00 PM

One event on May 16, 2020 at 5:00 PM

Tucson J, 3800 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718 United States
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$25

Everyone welcome!! Bring your kids to The J, while you take some much-deserved time for yourself. Parents can relax and enjoy a night off while our J-Care staff provides a fun themed evening for children grades K-5. It’s like summer camp in the evening. Includes special themed programs, as well as dinner, snacks, games, a movie, and more! J Members: First child $25, each additional sibling $20 Public Pricing: First child $30, each additional sibling $25 Robin Kelley at 520-299-3000…

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Culinary Class: Side Dishes

October 27 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Tucson J, 3800 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718 United States
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Explore poaching, steaming, roasting, broiling, and breading. Prepare healthy sauces for fish and several other proteins. This week students prepare scrumptious side dishes, such as black bean griddle patties, baked falafel, spinach risotto, Israeli cous-cous and quinoa.. ~ And don't forget the side dishes. Vegetables and starch. Let's perk up the flavor with herbs & spices. Learn how a little of this and a pinch of that; can make your dinner be something to boast about. ~ Let's talk about…

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Tile Making

October 28 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Monday, repeating until November 11, 2019

Tucson J, 3800 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718 United States
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Applications/Contracts

Create beautiful clay tiles in this introductory course. Come make sets of art tiles, number or lettered tiles, basic mosaics or sculptural renditions to adorn your home or office. Learn to use a variety of glaze colors to enhance your creations. No experience needed. Material fee $35 due to the instructor on the first day of class.

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Piano Lessons

October 29
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 AM on day 29 of the month, repeating indefinitely

Tucson J, 3800 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718 United States
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Take piano lessons at The J with Heidi Goldman! Heidi has over 30 years teaching experience. Age 3- Adult Contact Robin to schedule: rkelley@tucsonjcc.org

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Anyone Can Draw and Paint

October 29 @ 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 AM on Tuesday, repeating until December 17, 2019

An event every week that begins at 9:30 AM on Friday, repeating until December 21, 2019

Tucson J, 3800 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718 United States
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This class is open to beginners as well as to advanced artists. Students are encouraged to experiment in various media. The nature of the class encourages development at all levels, with individual instruction. Learn sketching techniques, how to develop individual sketchbooks, sketching from classmates in the sculpture garden, or other objects. Life models of sculptures, flowers, nature. Subjects of paintings can be inspired by photographs. At the end of each session this is a class critique in which the work…

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Basket Weaving and Off Loom Weaving

October 29 @ 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, repeating until November 26, 2019

Tucson J, 3800 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718 United States
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Participants will learn basket making techniques and create their own one-of-a-kind baskets. Enjoy the company of your fellow classmates and have the opportunity to learn additional off loom weaving techniques.

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Purple Minions Youth Triathlon Club

October 29 @ 4:00 PM - 5:45 PM
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 PM on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until November 3, 2019

Tucson J, 3800 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718 United States
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Youth Tri Club

Youth Tri TEAM helps develop swimming, biking, and running skills. Kids learn how to build confidence, understand basic USAT rules, nutrition, and strength training while learning safe and fun habits. Each child is assigned a skill level and will work at that level for each sport and be assessed on a regular basis. For more information contact Coach Robin at tricoachrobin@gmail.com.

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French for Fun Beginners

October 29 @ 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 PM on Tuesday, repeating until November 19, 2019

Tucson J, 3800 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718 United States
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The basics of French for the traveler or rekindles yourself with the language. Acquire knowledge on ordering at restaurants, shopping, finding your way around, talking about yourself and on cultural tips, all in a relaxed, nonjudgmental atmosphere.

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Goat Yoga

October 29 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, repeating until December 17, 2019

Tucson J, 3800 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718 United States
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Our mission is to create awareness and strength in the body, focus and curiosity of the mind with the addition of our goats to facilitate animal therapy. The goats help to further release stress, lift your spirits (oxytocin) and lower stress hormones (cortisol levels).  Join us for a joyous time laughing and interacting with our family of goats. Our class is great for beginners or experienced Yogi. Our goal is you leave with lifted sprits and energy of wellbeing. Bring…

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Lindy Hop Swing Dance

October 29 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 PM on Tuesday, repeating until October 29, 2019

Tucson J, 3800 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718 United States
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Lindy Hop is a fun way to get exercise while learning the fundamentals of partner dancing. This class is dedicated to educating beginning dancers in eight-count swing rhythms. Come learn how to swing like it's 1939!  no class, 10/1 + 10/8

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French for Fun Advanced

October 30 @ 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 PM on Wednesday, repeating until November 20, 2019

Tucson J, 3800 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718 United States
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We will practice the language, translate wonderful stories, we will read articles, we will do crossword puzzles and other games... Tout ça en français!

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Drawing 1

October 30 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, repeating until November 20, 2019

Tucson J, 3800 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718 United States
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Discover how to draw without looking at your page. Learn to see with your eyes wide open! Students will practice blind drawing and learn contour drawing. Bring an HB pencil, a 9 x 12 Strathmore 400 Series Sketch Pad and let the fun begin.

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Prenatal Yoga

October 30 @ 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 5:45 PM on Wednesday, repeating until December 26, 2019

Tucson J, 3800 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718 United States
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Prenatal Yoga is perfect for women in all stages of their pregnancy journey. During this pregnancy specific yoga, you will have the opportunity to connect with your body and baby through movement and breath. You will learn about the changes your body is experiencing and how to move throughout each stage of pregnancy to best support your postpartum healing.  This is a drop-in style class No class September 25

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The Clay Experience

October 31 @ 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 AM on Thursday, repeating until November 21, 2019

Tucson J, 3800 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718 United States
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Join us for an experience similar to the ancient ways of forming clay. In this class make object using sgraffito, to scribe or draw in the clay, other techniques presented are pinched, coils, and sprigs. Some ready made forms will be used as molds. Basic wheel thrown structures will also be demonstrated and taught. No experience needed. Registration Material fee $35 due to the instructor on the first day of class.

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Watercolor For All

October 31 @ 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 PM on Thursday, repeating until November 21, 2019

Tucson J, 3800 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718 United States
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Discover how to use watercolor with its translucent qualities to create your personal masterpieces. This hands-on class will guide you through the basics of watercolor with an emphasis on painting techniques. Have fun and gain a better understanding of color while enjoying the company of others. No experience necessary; all levels welcome. Materials included.

Find out more »

Purple Minions Youth Triathlon Club

October 31 @ 4:00 PM - 5:45 PM
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 PM on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until November 3, 2019

Tucson J, 3800 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718 United States
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Youth Tri Club

Youth Tri TEAM helps develop swimming, biking, and running skills. Kids learn how to build confidence, understand basic USAT rules, nutrition, and strength training while learning safe and fun habits. Each child is assigned a skill level and will work at that level for each sport and be assessed on a regular basis. For more information contact Coach Robin at tricoachrobin@gmail.com.

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Hebrew 1

October 31 @ 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
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An event every week that begins at 4:15 PM on Thursday, repeating until December 19, 2019

Tucson J, 3800 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718 United States
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Language Classes

Learn Hebrew script, expand vocabulary, develop simple sentence structure, and grow your reading skills.   Cost of the textbook paid to instructor on first day of class.

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Israeli Dance

October 31 @ 7:15 PM - 9:45 PM
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An event every week that begins at 7:15 PM on Thursday, repeating until December 26, 2019

Tucson J, 3800 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718 United States
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Dance

Are you looking to meet great people and have fun, all-white getting a high-energy workout? Get your feet moving to the energetic beats of rikudai-am (Israeli Dance) Every Thursday and every other Sunday of the month.

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November 2019

Anyone Can Draw and Paint

November 1 @ 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 AM on Tuesday, repeating until December 17, 2019

An event every week that begins at 9:30 AM on Friday, repeating until December 21, 2019

Tucson J, 3800 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718 United States
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This class is open to beginners as well as to advanced artists. Students are encouraged to experiment in various media. The nature of the class encourages development at all levels, with individual instruction. Learn sketching techniques, how to develop individual sketchbooks, sketching from classmates in the sculpture garden, or other objects. Life models of sculptures, flowers, nature. Subjects of paintings can be inspired by photographs. At the end of each session this is a class critique in which the work…

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Basketball Academy – Middle School Elite Group Training

November 1 @ 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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An event every month that begins at 4:30 PM on day 1 of the month, repeating until December 13, 2019

Tucson J, 3800 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718 United States
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The J Basketball Academy Elite Group Training is for the budding athlete who is serious about basketball and wants to learn the skills to be a consistent top performer on their school and/or club team. Teams work on plays most of the time and don’t have the time to drill down to the basic skills needed to really stand out, so that’s where this training comes in. This is not for beginners…players are expected to have good working knowledge of…

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The Secret Life of Animals

November 3 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Tucson J, 3800 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718 United States
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Animals have a rich inner life, complex emotions, and an innate intelligence we are just beginning to understand. Reviewing the recent scientific evidence for the ways that animals communicate and interact, we will move into an experiential place where we can connect with animals on a deeper, non-verbal level. This connection builds trust and deepens the bond between humans and animals as we learn to enter their world.

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Culinary Class: Salads and Salad Dressings

November 3 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Tucson J, 3800 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718 United States
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Salads & Salad dressings are underappreciated and thought of by many as food for bunnies. It isn't any wonder that salad dressings have become gooey, sweet toppings that hide the delicious flavors of fresh greens and vegetables. Awaken your taste buds and dispose of those bottled dressings with 23 ingredients. Salad Niçoise, Tabbouleh, fruit salad, citrus and jicama salad, spinach with strawberry, fish, & vegetable salad. How can we have a Caesar Salad without Caesar Salad dressing?! Each salad will…

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Celebration of Heritage Concert Series: The Life and Music of Irving Berlin

November 3 @ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Tucson J, 3800 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718 United States
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Robin Bessier's band returns to the J with the next concert in the Jewish Jazz Connection series, exploring the music and life of composer and lyricist Irving Berlin. One of the most prolific contributors and shapers of the "great American songbook," the Russian-born, self-taught composer rose up for an impoverished childhood to write over 1,500 songs over a 60-year career. Vocalists Robin Bessier's band includes master musicians Chris Pena on piano and Mike Levy on bass.

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Israeli Dance

November 3 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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One event on October 6, 2019 at 5:00 PM

One event on October 20, 2019 at 5:00 PM

One event on November 3, 2019 at 5:00 PM

One event on November 17, 2019 at 5:00 PM

One event on December 1, 2019 at 5:00 PM

One event on December 15, 2019 at 5:00 PM

One event on December 29, 2019 at 5:00 PM

Tucson J, 3800 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718 United States
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Dance

Are you looking to meet great people and have fun, all while getting a high-energy workout? Get your feet moving to the energetic beats of rikudai-am (Israeli dance). Every Thursday and every other Sunday of the month.

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Spanish 1: Introduction to Spanish

November 4 @ 4:15 PM - 5:45 PM
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An event every week that begins at 4:15 PM on Monday, repeating until December 16, 2019

Tucson J, 3800 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718 United States
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For those students who have already been introduced to the basic everyday greetings, nouns, regular verbs, simple sentences and the verb "estar". Students will gain confidence in their ability to learn a second language; will be prepared for further Spanish language instruction by gaining sufficient vocabulary to form simple sentences.

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Tile Making

November 4 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Monday, repeating until November 11, 2019

Tucson J, 3800 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718 United States
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Applications/Contracts

Create beautiful clay tiles in this introductory course. Come make sets of art tiles, number or lettered tiles, basic mosaics or sculptural renditions to adorn your home or office. Learn to use a variety of glaze colors to enhance your creations. No experience needed. Material fee $35 due to the instructor on the first day of class.

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Conversación práctica y español avanzado: Conversation Practice

November 4 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Monday, repeating until December 16, 2019

Tucson J, 3800 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718 United States
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Esta clase es para aquellos quienes ya saben y quieren practicar más español. Mejoraremos la pronunciación, redacción y formas de expresión. Hablaremos de temas actuales, participaremos en actividades y juegos divertidos y creativos. Poca gramática, mucha conversación, lecturas, videos, juegos y escritura sobre la interesante cultura hispana. Clase totalmente en español ¡Disfruta y vive el español!

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Anyone Can Draw and Paint

November 5 @ 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 AM on Tuesday, repeating until December 17, 2019

An event every week that begins at 9:30 AM on Friday, repeating until December 21, 2019

Tucson J, 3800 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718 United States
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This class is open to beginners as well as to advanced artists. Students are encouraged to experiment in various media. The nature of the class encourages development at all levels, with individual instruction. Learn sketching techniques, how to develop individual sketchbooks, sketching from classmates in the sculpture garden, or other objects. Life models of sculptures, flowers, nature. Subjects of paintings can be inspired by photographs. At the end of each session this is a class critique in which the work…

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Basket Weaving and Off Loom Weaving

November 5 @ 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, repeating until November 26, 2019

Tucson J, 3800 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718 United States
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Participants will learn basket making techniques and create their own one-of-a-kind baskets. Enjoy the company of your fellow classmates and have the opportunity to learn additional off loom weaving techniques.

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French for Fun Beginners

November 5 @ 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 PM on Tuesday, repeating until November 19, 2019

Tucson J, 3800 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718 United States
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The basics of French for the traveler or rekindles yourself with the language. Acquire knowledge on ordering at restaurants, shopping, finding your way around, talking about yourself and on cultural tips, all in a relaxed, nonjudgmental atmosphere.

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Goat Yoga

November 5 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, repeating until December 17, 2019

Tucson J, 3800 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718 United States
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Our mission is to create awareness and strength in the body, focus and curiosity of the mind with the addition of our goats to facilitate animal therapy. The goats help to further release stress, lift your spirits (oxytocin) and lower stress hormones (cortisol levels).  Join us for a joyous time laughing and interacting with our family of goats. Our class is great for beginners or experienced Yogi. Our goal is you leave with lifted sprits and energy of wellbeing. Bring…

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French for Fun Advanced

November 6 @ 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 PM on Wednesday, repeating until November 20, 2019

Tucson J, 3800 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718 United States
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We will practice the language, translate wonderful stories, we will read articles, we will do crossword puzzles and other games... Tout ça en français!

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Spanish 4: Intermediate Spanish

November 6 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

Tucson J, 3800 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718 United States
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Ready for something more challenging? This class has an emphasis on speaking, listening, reading, and writing, through reviewing the past tenses, as well as the future, present perfect tenses, with target vocabulary and situations. Students will be introduced to the Spanish subjunctive in a day-to-day conversation and improve the quality of their spoken Spanish. Knowledge and previous classes in Spanish are required.

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Drawing 1

November 6 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, repeating until November 20, 2019

Tucson J, 3800 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718 United States
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Discover how to draw without looking at your page. Learn to see with your eyes wide open! Students will practice blind drawing and learn contour drawing. Bring an HB pencil, a 9 x 12 Strathmore 400 Series Sketch Pad and let the fun begin.

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Basic Conversational Spanish

November 6 @ 2:40 PM - 4:10 PM
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An event every week that begins at 2:40 PM on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

Tucson J, 3800 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718 United States
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This course is for advanced beginners and low intermediate students who mainly want to focus on conversational Spanish with almost no grammar, but lots of vocabulary, audio, videos, pictures, flashcards, and games. Emphasis will be on pronunciation, basic conversational phrases, and losing your shyness. We work around a central theme, integrating a specific subject of our everyday life. Come join us!   Recommended for students in Spanish 3 & 4.

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Spanish 2: Beginner Spanish

November 6 @ 4:15 PM - 5:45 PM
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An event every week that begins at 4:15 PM on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

Tucson J, 3800 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718 United States
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No class October 9th for Yom Kippur Designed for students with a little more experience and background in basic Spanish. Practice what you have learned in previous courses and expand your vocabulary, grammar, and ability to communicate, as well as accent reduction. Students will gain confidence in their ability to express simple everyday ideas. Previous knowledge: basic vocabulary, Ser/Estar, present tense of regular verbs.

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Prenatal Yoga

November 6 @ 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 5:45 PM on Wednesday, repeating until December 26, 2019

Tucson J, 3800 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718 United States
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Prenatal Yoga is perfect for women in all stages of their pregnancy journey. During this pregnancy specific yoga, you will have the opportunity to connect with your body and baby through movement and breath. You will learn about the changes your body is experiencing and how to move throughout each stage of pregnancy to best support your postpartum healing.  This is a drop-in style class No class September 25

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Eastside Chess Club

November 6 @ 6:00 PM
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 PM on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

Tucson J, 3800 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718 United States
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Come play at the J! Grab some friends and join us for our weekly Chess Club! Chess is a popular two-player game that takes strategy and patience. Our Chess Club is a fun way to spend your Wednesday nights, and make new friends! All are welcome to attend any of our Social Clubs, just show up and be ready to play every Wednesday night! Please check holiday hours in advance.    

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Club Del Libro

November 6 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Wednesday, repeating until December 19, 2019

Tucson J, 3800 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718 United States
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Continuamos con el Club del Libro. Todos leemos el mismo libro y en cada clase analizaremos el contexto, los personajes, expresiones, modismos y expresamos nuestras opiniones sobre el tema del libro. Excelente práctica para la lectura y comprensión. Libro: TBD

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Conversación práctica y español avanzado: Conversation Practice

November 6 @ 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 PM on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

Tucson J, 3800 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718 United States
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Esta clase es para aquellos quienes ya saben y quieren practicar más español. Mejoraremos la pronunciación, redacción y formas de expresión. Hablaremos de temas actuales, participaremos en actividades y juegos divertidos y creativos. Poca gramática, mucha conversación, lecturas, videos, juegos y escritura sobre la interesante cultura hispana. Clase totalmente en español ¡Disfruta y vive el español!

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The Clay Experience

November 7 @ 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 AM on Thursday, repeating until November 21, 2019

Tucson J, 3800 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718 United States
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Join us for an experience similar to the ancient ways of forming clay. In this class make object using sgraffito, to scribe or draw in the clay, other techniques presented are pinched, coils, and sprigs. Some ready made forms will be used as molds. Basic wheel thrown structures will also be demonstrated and taught. No experience needed. Registration Material fee $35 due to the instructor on the first day of class.

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Spanish 5: Español Avanzado y Conversación – Advanced Intermediate

November 7 @ 9:45 AM - 11:15 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:45 AM on Thursday, repeating until December 19, 2019

Tucson J, 3800 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718 United States
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This course is for students who can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including discussions in different everyday topics. There will be an emphasis on conversation, reading and writing strengthened and expanded by more complex verb forms, including the present subjunctive, as well as new vocabulary and grammar. Students will be able to interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers possible without too much difficulty.…

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Spanish 3: Advanced Beginners

November 7 @ 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 11:30 AM on Thursday, repeating until December 19, 2019

Tucson J, 3800 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718 United States
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Let's keep advancing on the road to improving the necessary skills to speak, listen, write and think in Spanish while re-introducing the past tenses, advanced grammar and practical vocabulary in the context of specific life situations. We will study more vocabulary development in specific situations, emphasis on communication strategies. Work on expressing your ideas spontaneously.

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Spanish 2: Beginners Spanish 2

November 7 @ 1:15 PM - 2:45 PM
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An event every week that begins at 1:15 PM on Thursday, repeating until December 19, 2019

Tucson J, 3800 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718 United States
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A continuation course of Beginners I. New vocabulary development, emphasis on communication strategies will be emphasized. We will master the imperfect and preterit tenses while reviewing other indicative forms. Sentence patterns will expand vocabulary using idiomatic expressions, useful phrases, and more grammatical principles.

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Watercolor For All

November 7 @ 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 PM on Thursday, repeating until November 21, 2019

Tucson J, 3800 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718 United States
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Discover how to use watercolor with its translucent qualities to create your personal masterpieces. This hands-on class will guide you through the basics of watercolor with an emphasis on painting techniques. Have fun and gain a better understanding of color while enjoying the company of others. No experience necessary; all levels welcome. Materials included.

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Spanish 1: Introduction to Spanish 2

November 7 @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 PM on Thursday, repeating until December 19, 2019

Tucson J, 3800 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718 United States
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Intro 2 is a continuation for those students who have already learned basic structure and usage of Spanish as well as the regular and irregular verbs and "estar and ser". We will continue with present tense verbs. Practice will facilitate daily life situations while focusing on acquiring a basic knowledge of communication and reading.

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Hebrew 1

November 7 @ 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
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An event every week that begins at 4:15 PM on Thursday, repeating until December 19, 2019

Tucson J, 3800 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718 United States
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Language Classes

Learn Hebrew script, expand vocabulary, develop simple sentence structure, and grow your reading skills.   Cost of the textbook paid to instructor on first day of class.

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Israeli Dance

November 7 @ 7:15 PM - 9:45 PM
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An event every week that begins at 7:15 PM on Thursday, repeating until December 26, 2019

Tucson J, 3800 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718 United States
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Dance

Are you looking to meet great people and have fun, all-white getting a high-energy workout? Get your feet moving to the energetic beats of rikudai-am (Israeli Dance) Every Thursday and every other Sunday of the month.

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Anyone Can Draw and Paint

November 8 @ 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 AM on Tuesday, repeating until December 17, 2019

An event every week that begins at 9:30 AM on Friday, repeating until December 21, 2019

Tucson J, 3800 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718 United States
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This class is open to beginners as well as to advanced artists. Students are encouraged to experiment in various media. The nature of the class encourages development at all levels, with individual instruction. Learn sketching techniques, how to develop individual sketchbooks, sketching from classmates in the sculpture garden, or other objects. Life models of sculptures, flowers, nature. Subjects of paintings can be inspired by photographs. At the end of each session this is a class critique in which the work…

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Pottery to Ceramics and Back

November 10 @ 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 AM on Sunday, repeating until December 15, 2019

Tucson J, 3800 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718 United States
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Whether it is called Pottery or ceramics, creating with your hands and the skill of practice, hones clay into an art form. In this class, your clay foundation of hand building, sculptural processes, and throwing are given an artsy twist. Learn how to make larger clay objects while overcoming technical problems of design and glaze. (Some clay experience necessary).   Material fee $35 due to the instructor on the first day of class.

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Bas-Relief Sculpture Workshop

November 10 @ 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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One event on October 20, 2019 at 1:00 PM

One event on November 10, 2019 at 1:00 PM

One event on December 15, 2019 at 1:00 PM

Tucson J, 3800 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718 United States
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Bas-Relief is the form of sculpting that is closest to drawing. Students will use water-based clay to create a relief sculpture of a single pose. Great for ceramic students as a supplemental sculpture, as the resulting bas-relief can be fired and glazed. This is an excellent and easy way of combining figure with ceramics, which can be a challenge. Students will sculpt a relief using clay and a board as backing. The resulting sculpture will resemble a drawing that came…

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Culinary Class: Sushi

November 10 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Tucson J, 3800 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718 United States
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Learn what fish to use, how to shop for it, store it and serve it. Explore poaching, steaming, roasting, breading, and sushi & sashimi. Students learn to roll their own sushi and learn the proper way to store, cook and serve fish. Prepare healthy sauces for fish and several other proteins.

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Spanish 1: Introduction to Spanish

November 11 @ 4:15 PM - 5:45 PM
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An event every week that begins at 4:15 PM on Monday, repeating until December 16, 2019

Tucson J, 3800 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718 United States
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For those students who have already been introduced to the basic everyday greetings, nouns, regular verbs, simple sentences and the verb "estar". Students will gain confidence in their ability to learn a second language; will be prepared for further Spanish language instruction by gaining sufficient vocabulary to form simple sentences.

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Tile Making

November 11 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Monday, repeating until November 11, 2019

Tucson J, 3800 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718 United States
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Applications/Contracts

Create beautiful clay tiles in this introductory course. Come make sets of art tiles, number or lettered tiles, basic mosaics or sculptural renditions to adorn your home or office. Learn to use a variety of glaze colors to enhance your creations. No experience needed. Material fee $35 due to the instructor on the first day of class.

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Conversación práctica y español avanzado: Conversation Practice

November 11 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Monday, repeating until December 16, 2019

Tucson J, 3800 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718 United States
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Esta clase es para aquellos quienes ya saben y quieren practicar más español. Mejoraremos la pronunciación, redacción y formas de expresión. Hablaremos de temas actuales, participaremos en actividades y juegos divertidos y creativos. Poca gramática, mucha conversación, lecturas, videos, juegos y escritura sobre la interesante cultura hispana. Clase totalmente en español ¡Disfruta y vive el español!

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Anyone Can Draw and Paint

November 12 @ 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 AM on Tuesday, repeating until December 17, 2019

An event every week that begins at 9:30 AM on Friday, repeating until December 21, 2019

Tucson J, 3800 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718 United States
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This class is open to beginners as well as to advanced artists. Students are encouraged to experiment in various media. The nature of the class encourages development at all levels, with individual instruction. Learn sketching techniques, how to develop individual sketchbooks, sketching from classmates in the sculpture garden, or other objects. Life models of sculptures, flowers, nature. Subjects of paintings can be inspired by photographs. At the end of each session this is a class critique in which the work…

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Acting Funny

November 12 @ 1:00 PM - December 3 @ 2:30 PM
Tucson J, 3800 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718 United States
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Laughter is the best medicine. This class uses a combination of Improvisational Comedy, theater games, emotional flexibility training and creating characters using the body, voice, face, and imagination. For those who want to, we will practice basic skills and structure of joke telling. This class inspires creativity and frees up the spontaneous appreciation of Life. It is based on The Act Resilient Method, which has been presented to over 4,000 Service Members to help them release the effects of trauma…

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Basket Weaving and Off Loom Weaving

November 12 @ 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, repeating until November 26, 2019

Tucson J, 3800 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718 United States
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Participants will learn basket making techniques and create their own one-of-a-kind baskets. Enjoy the company of your fellow classmates and have the opportunity to learn additional off loom weaving techniques.

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French for Fun Beginners

November 12 @ 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 PM on Tuesday, repeating until November 19, 2019

Tucson J, 3800 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718 United States
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The basics of French for the traveler or rekindles yourself with the language. Acquire knowledge on ordering at restaurants, shopping, finding your way around, talking about yourself and on cultural tips, all in a relaxed, nonjudgmental atmosphere.

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Goat Yoga

November 12 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, repeating until December 17, 2019

Tucson J, 3800 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718 United States
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Our mission is to create awareness and strength in the body, focus and curiosity of the mind with the addition of our goats to facilitate animal therapy. The goats help to further release stress, lift your spirits (oxytocin) and lower stress hormones (cortisol levels).  Join us for a joyous time laughing and interacting with our family of goats. Our class is great for beginners or experienced Yogi. Our goal is you leave with lifted sprits and energy of wellbeing. Bring…

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French for Fun Advanced

November 13 @ 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 PM on Wednesday, repeating until November 20, 2019

Tucson J, 3800 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718 United States
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We will practice the language, translate wonderful stories, we will read articles, we will do crossword puzzles and other games... Tout ça en français!

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Spanish 4: Intermediate Spanish

November 13 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

Tucson J, 3800 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718 United States
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Ready for something more challenging? This class has an emphasis on speaking, listening, reading, and writing, through reviewing the past tenses, as well as the future, present perfect tenses, with target vocabulary and situations. Students will be introduced to the Spanish subjunctive in a day-to-day conversation and improve the quality of their spoken Spanish. Knowledge and previous classes in Spanish are required.

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Drawing 1

November 13 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, repeating until November 20, 2019

Tucson J, 3800 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718 United States
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Discover how to draw without looking at your page. Learn to see with your eyes wide open! Students will practice blind drawing and learn contour drawing. Bring an HB pencil, a 9 x 12 Strathmore 400 Series Sketch Pad and let the fun begin.

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Basic Conversational Spanish

November 13 @ 2:40 PM - 4:10 PM
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An event every week that begins at 2:40 PM on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

Tucson J, 3800 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718 United States
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This course is for advanced beginners and low intermediate students who mainly want to focus on conversational Spanish with almost no grammar, but lots of vocabulary, audio, videos, pictures, flashcards, and games. Emphasis will be on pronunciation, basic conversational phrases, and losing your shyness. We work around a central theme, integrating a specific subject of our everyday life. Come join us!   Recommended for students in Spanish 3 & 4.

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Spanish 2: Beginner Spanish

November 13 @ 4:15 PM - 5:45 PM
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An event every week that begins at 4:15 PM on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

Tucson J, 3800 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718 United States
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No class October 9th for Yom Kippur Designed for students with a little more experience and background in basic Spanish. Practice what you have learned in previous courses and expand your vocabulary, grammar, and ability to communicate, as well as accent reduction. Students will gain confidence in their ability to express simple everyday ideas. Previous knowledge: basic vocabulary, Ser/Estar, present tense of regular verbs.

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Prenatal Yoga

November 13 @ 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 5:45 PM on Wednesday, repeating until December 26, 2019

Tucson J, 3800 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718 United States
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Prenatal Yoga is perfect for women in all stages of their pregnancy journey. During this pregnancy specific yoga, you will have the opportunity to connect with your body and baby through movement and breath. You will learn about the changes your body is experiencing and how to move throughout each stage of pregnancy to best support your postpartum healing.  This is a drop-in style class No class September 25

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Club Del Libro

November 13 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Wednesday, repeating until December 19, 2019

Tucson J, 3800 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718 United States
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Continuamos con el Club del Libro. Todos leemos el mismo libro y en cada clase analizaremos el contexto, los personajes, expresiones, modismos y expresamos nuestras opiniones sobre el tema del libro. Excelente práctica para la lectura y comprensión. Libro: TBD

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Conversación práctica y español avanzado: Conversation Practice

November 13 @ 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 PM on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

Tucson J, 3800 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718 United States
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Esta clase es para aquellos quienes ya saben y quieren practicar más español. Mejoraremos la pronunciación, redacción y formas de expresión. Hablaremos de temas actuales, participaremos en actividades y juegos divertidos y creativos. Poca gramática, mucha conversación, lecturas, videos, juegos y escritura sobre la interesante cultura hispana. Clase totalmente en español ¡Disfruta y vive el español!

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It was so awesome to have some of our BBYO teens over to shake the lulav and etrog with our friends at Handmaker: Tucson's Non-Profit Continuing Care Retirement Community Chag Sameach (happy holiday)!
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Today we'd like to introduce you to Shahd Baeiji, a member of our community who is benefiting from the warm welcome she receives at the J each day.

Through an Arabic interpreter, Shahd tells us how her family (including her four children) left Syria eight years ago, after the war began. To escape the violence, they fled to Jordan where they lived for four years, but they were met with much anti-refugee sentiment.

Shahd has siblings seeking refuge in Jordan and Turkey and two sisters still living in Syria. When given the choice to relocate, Shahd’s family chose the United States over Canada because they had family members already living here.

That’s how Shahd found herself in Tucson three years ago and now she happily exclaims that “We feel like we were born here.”

Through a partnership with the International Refugee Committee, Shahd was able to offer a Syrian cooking class at The J. She was scared and nervous (especially since she wears a hijab), but she was able to successfully lead the class and teach about Syrian food and culture and her story as a refugee through the help of an interpreter.

Remembering that day, she remarks on how the students paid close attention to her, the sadness and happiness visible on their faces as they empathized with her lessons. After that boost in confidence at The Tucson J, Shahd wanted to get more involved.

She enrolled her son in the Early Childhood Education program and soon found part time work there, as well. Shahd also likes to work out at the gym with her daughter on most days.

All the good things about America are at the JCC!” Shahd proclaims enthusiastically, citing the kindness she receives from all the staff, who go out of their way to greet her warmly, compliment her hijab, and inquire about her family every time they see her.

You can make a difference for community members like Shahd by becoming a Friend of the J today. Visit tucsonjcc.org/friends-of-the-j to make a tax deductible donation.
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Today we'd like to introduce you to Arzu Nooroozi and her family!

Arzu, age 11, attended camp at The Tucson J for two weeks this summer, and quickly became known for her sunny disposition and friendly demeanor.

Arzu's family is originally from a suburb of Kabul, but have been seeking refuge around the world since the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan 35 years ago. They lived in Iran and in Turkey before seeking asylum in the United States in order to get better therapy and care for Arzu’s twin brother, who has a disability.

Sadly, the family experienced anti-refugee sentiment in Iran, and one of Arzu’s sisters has a scar from where she was hit by a thrown rock. In contrast, the family has found a warm and welcoming community in Tucson, including a strong bond with their next-door neighbors.

The neighbors, Tamara and Gil, have been helping the family overcome the language barrier, and also assist with transportation, as Tucson can be a difficult place to get around without a car—especially in the summer.

Arzu and Tamara’s 8 year old daughter, Mila, are very closer, so naturally the girls were hopeful that they could attend Camp J together this year. They did, thanks to a J scholarship and the generous donation of the remainder of cost made by a member.

When we asked Arzu what she thought of her experience at Camp J, she said, (in English, which she has been acquiring quickly) “It’s so cool! That’s all I can say!”

She goes on to say she loves the gym, the playground, the pool and most of all, the friends she made. If she can come back to Camp J next year, she wants to be here for Maccabiah Games again; she loves the team spirit, the cheers and the competition. When Arzu grows up she wants to be a flight attendant so she can use her language skills and continue to travel the world.

You can provide life changing experiences for children like Arzu by becoming a Friend of the J! Visit tucsonjcc.org/friends-of-the-j to make a tax deductible donation today.
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The J will close today at 4 pm and remain closed tomorrow, October 9, for Yom Kippur. If you are observing the holiday by fasting, we wish you an easy fast! G’mar chatima tovah, may you be inscribed in the book of life.

For information and resources about Yom Kippur, visit our holiday page below!
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Shabbat Shalom! As we ring in the first Shabbat of the new year, we hope that all of you are preparing for a rejuvenating weekend!
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