adventures for lifelong learners
Your Community House is not just for children. Are you looking for a creative outlet, a way to enrich your mind or just something to do while your child is in a class? We offer a range of programs for adults which include art classes, sports programs, and fitness and exercise classes geared toward adults. You’re never too old to learn something new, pursue a lifelong interest, or keep your body moving!
Chess-Ed provides a unique, exciting, and dynamic chess instruction which lifts each student to a new level of expertise. Each week adult students will enjoy an engaging lesson with supervised time to play with other students. Students will grow their knowledge of the game - from the basics through opening theory, middle game tactics, and end game combinations.
Self-Defense Training for Adults, Teens, and Youth
Working with a partner, you will learn the techniques taught in class, including defenses against armed and unarmed attackers; single/multiple attackers; standing, sitting, ground techniques; and rape defense/prevention. Learn to anticipate and avoid potentially dangerous situations and how to defend yourself against a physical attack including; grabs, punches, chokes, bear hugs, headlocks, kicks, knives, guns, and more from a much bigger and stronger attacker. This class could save your life.
Join us for adult sewing! This is the perfect class to learn the basics of sewing and make your very own cooking apron. We will spend the first week learning about the sewing machine; then for the additional three weeks, students will work on an apron. Fabric for the apron will be provided. If students would like to work on something besides an apron or if time permits, then they will need to provide their own pattern and fabric. Sewing supplies, including the sewing machine, fabric, thread, needles, and pins will be provided. Students may choose to purchase additional specialty items on their own.
Few Spirits “The Old Fashioned”
Join us as Few Spirits discusses “The Old Fashioned”. Whiskey and bourbon will be examined as well as their significance in United States history. We’ll also review the history of the Old Fashioned, how to make one, and what are popular variants. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to meet with a local distiller and learn the history and science behind this classic drink.
Few Spirits “The Gin and Tonic”
Join us as Few Spirits discusses Gin and its new world resurgence. What is gin, and what are its various types? What is the history of the spirit? Where did the modern gin and tonic originate? What are ideas to elevate such a simple cocktail? You won’t want to miss this exciting opportunity to meet with a local distiller and learn the history and science behind “The Gin and Tonic”.
Big Sky Dog Training
These classes are designed to review commands and increase the difficulty of exercises (commands) by extending the time and distance for each command. At each lesson, you will be able to focus on your concerns, like housebreaking, chewing, and barking to name a few. This class will teach you how to effectively train your dog while getting your dog to merge into your schedule and lifestyle.
Creative Paws teaches the basics of obedience including sit, down, stand, recall (coming when called), stay, and heel - everything your companion dog needs to know? Both verbal commands and hand signals will be used. Dogs of any age may take this class. Positive reinforcement techniques will be used, so please bring food rewards or a small toy with you to class. No retractable leashes allowed.
Adult Ballet Programs
Adult Dance Fitness
Adult Guitar Lessons
Gain or hone a skill this summer with feedback that you can’t get online. An instructor who has been teaching guitar for more than a decade will guide you, in a 30-minute lesson each week. Flexible options are available to fit your schedule, speak to the instructor for advice. All skill levels are welcome.
Private Music Classes
Choose one instrument or many! Learn how to SING and/or PLAY the piano, violin, drums, ukulele, bass guitar, banjo, mandolin, and percussion, all in a fun and creative way! Our unique approach is structured entirely around the student’s needs. Regardless of age or skill level, we educate our students with a strong musical foundation, learning the theory as well as the fundamentals of music!
Karate IV +
Karate will focus on alertness of mind, self-control and mental strategies to meet life challenges. This traditional karate program will emphasize the principles and applications of weaponless self-defense through the use of total body dynamics and mental discipline.
Adult Taekwondo +
This program concentrates on Taekwondo techniques through the study of forms, stances and the skills of punching, kicking and blocking.
sports & fitness
Pilates is a classic physical and mental conditioning method created over 80 years ago by legendary physical trainer Joseph Pilates. Through exercises that focus on applying the six principles (control, centering, concentration, precision, breath, and flow), we teach you about movement mechanics, allowing you to develop and maintain a healthy and graceful body.
BodyWorks uses light weights, high repetitions, and a full range of motion targeting all body parts. Using light weights allows individuals to develop strength through a full range of motion preventing muscle imbalance. This is a low-impact class appropriate for all fitness levels.
Full Body Gain 3
Full Body Gain 3 will challenge you standing, planking, and on your backs. We will target muscle groups and create synergy head to toe. Standing: we’ll work the upper body and lower body separately before we fuse the two and call upon our core stability in a major way. Planks: we will execute in various styles to strengthen our core and our posture muscles and many muscles at the same time with modifications for all levels. We will hit the crunches and bridges on our backs, adding weights and arm/leg movements to give us a complete workout. A full-body workout to gain functional body movement, strength, and power!
Kickboxing is a high-energy workout using body weight and the power from within to throw punches and kicks while dropping into squats, lunges, and planks. A sweaty cardio blast will bring your heart rate up, catching your breath with active rest in-between. This workout will leave you feeling strong inside out and outside in!