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Activities & Calendars

Enjoy a diverse collection of classes, activities and events to delight and strengthen your mind, body and soul. For details about our offerings either click on a calendar icon below or simply scroll down the page for a listing of this month’s activities.



February 2016
Activities, Weekly Classes and Special Events Calendar

Happy Heart Month! 
From all of us at Rianda House 
February "Hot Picks"

  Important Announcements:

MEDICARE & Health Insurance COUNSELING  
3rd Tuesday of each month from 9:00 am to noon - Feb. 16 
Health Insurance Counselors (HICAP) are back! Rianda House is very pleased to welcome back these monthly one-on-one counseling sessions. Call HICAP to pre-schedule your appointment 707-526-4108
Rianda House is CLOSED on Feb. 15th to honor of Presidents' Day.

Short Term Classes & Workshops:


Texas Hold'em & Other Poker Classes

Texas Hold'em & Other Poker Classes
With Joann Busenbark

Tuesdays, 1:15 - 2:15 pm

Feb. 2, 16 and 23 (3 sessions)
Learn when to hold'em and when to fold'em!  Students will learn the game language, good strategy and secrets of how to successfully read other players.
Space is limited so RSVP: 963-8555

Creative Arts & Crafts

Creative Arts Studio Class: 
1st & 3rd Wednesdays - Feb. 3 and 17
11:00 am-12:45 pm 

Feb. Instructor: Sylvia Swearingen 
Lifelong artist, Sylvia Swearingen, will lead two hands-on sessions for students to explore Sumi Japanese art and Origami. No artistic skills required & enjoy fail-proof results!  $5/class fee for materials.

Open Studio Sessions:
2nd, 4th and 5th Wednesdays - Feb 10 and 24th
11:00 am —12:45 pm

Finish your class project or create a new one during these self-directed open studio sessions. 

Arts & Lectures Programs:

Wednesday, February 10th at 3:00 pm
Celebrate Valentines Day with Don Fraser - aka "Head Beagle" 
Don worked with Charles (Sparky) M. Schulz, creator of the Peanuts Characters, for almost 40 years.  Don had the worldwide rights to create products directly associated with many of the beloved Peanuts Characters.  Don's presentation will explore the relationships between the characters and his experience with Charles M. Schulz.  

As part of Don's presentation, he will also talk about his book "Security Blankets", and show a new video called "A Charlie Brown Valentine" ... PLUS very special give away goodies and tickets to Schulz Museum! 
RSVP Appreciated ~ Light refreshments provided ~ Donations Welcome! 
RSVP Appreciated ~ Light refreshments provided ~ Donations Welcome!

Weekly Exercise Classes:

Parkinsons - PWR!Moves

NEW! PWR!Moves
Wednesdays, 1:15- 2:15 pm  
Feb.  3, 10, 17, and 24 

Join us for a one-of-a-kind fitness experience specifically targets Parkinson's disease and Essential Tremors symptoms to help you get moving, grooving and improving your day to day mobility and quality of life.

This weekly movement class provides persons with Parkinson’s the opportunity to increase their strength, flexibility, coordination, balance and posture in order to enhance motor, cognitive, emotional well-being and day to day quality of life.  

Limited to 12 students.  Call to RSVP 707-963-8555
Joan Comendant is a certified PWR!Moves trainer, Professional Senior Fitness Instructor and personal trainer. She has over twenty years experience teaching Tai Chi.

Attendance is free thanks to a grant from the National Parkinson Foundation and the Napa Valley Vintners.  

Lunch & Learn In Calistoga

February Topics:  Heart Health and Nutrition 

Save The Date - March 2016:

Springtime Senior Meditation:
With Dr. James Koekler
Fridays: March 1, 11, 18 and 25
10:00 am 

Women In History Series: Ellen White
With Jean Sheldon, PhD
Wednesday, March 22
3:00 pm

Write Your Autobiography  
With Anna Manwaring 
Mondays: March 7 through May 23, 4 to 6 pm
A Napa Valley College class at Rianda House

The Savvy Caregiver: An Alzheimer's Association Training Program
Thursdays: March 10, 17, 24, 31 & April 7 and 14
1:00 - 3:00 pm

Artist Reception: Featuring Thomas Wilson
Wednesday, March 16
3:00 pm

Poetry Readings
Wednesday, March 23
3:00 pm 

Lunch & Learn - In Calistoga 
CA Telephone Access, Life Alert and Irish music with Kate MacPherson
Wednesday, March 16
3:00 pm 

Mission, Hours & Contacts:

1475 Main Street,  St. Helena, CA 94574   707-963-8555

Hours: Monday - Friday  9:00 am to 4:00 pm

For more information email: info@riandahouse.org

 or check out our website: http://www.riandahouse.org



Our Mission:

Rianda House Senior Activity Center is committed to providing 
UpValley older adults with programs, support services and 
experiences that stimulate minds, strengthen bodies and 
promote independent living through
education, recreation and social involvement. 

 We are a 501 (c)(3) Non-Profit Corporation