Sunriver You invites you to explore its wide variety of classes. There is truly something for everybody. Hear how a writer and photographer went from idea to publication. Attend the quilt making or juggling series of classes, and you could have a new hobby to brighten up your winter. All classes require registration through Registration closes 24 hours before the class start time. Please plan ahead, and sign up before the 24-hour deadline if you want to attend a class. In the case of Zoom classes, you will be sent the virtual attendance link 48 hours before and again as a reminder 2 hours before the class starts.

Interesting Idea to Published Book – How a Writer and Photographer Did It

Wednesday, Sept 14, 4 p.m. in person at SHARC

Have you ever wondered about the journey from interesting idea to published book? Learn how Arizona author Kathy Eckles Hooker and Los Angeles photographer David Young-Wolff, now a Sunriver resident, published Voices of Navajo Mothers and Daughters: Portraits of Beauty. Their journey began with an idea from a newspaper article about a Navajo mother and her daughter. Learn how they took their idea to a published book.

A Conversation About Hearing Aids

Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 2–3 p.m. in person at SHARC.

Presented by Marya Van Kessel BSc, H.I.S. Hearing is one of our most important senses, and its decline can be gradual. There are many issues to consider, first and foremost being, do you or a loved one need a hearing aid? This class will include a presentation on hearing loss, hearing aids and the latest in hearing device technology.

Quilt making Basics

Tuesdays, Sept. 27 – Nov 1, 1-4 p.m. in person at SHARC.

This class is led by Sandra Henderson with help from other local quilters. Whether this will be your first quilt, or you want to revisit the basics, join us as

we explore color, design, and the techniques needed to make a cozy quilt. You will need basic sewing supplies (including a working sewing machine)

and your choice of fabrics. A full list of supplies along with fabric requirements needed will be handed out during the first class. Also note that you will not

need to bring your sewing machine to the first class, but you will need to bring it to all other classes. The quilt pattern will be provided at no cost. This

class is for 6 weeks with a limit of 10 participants.

Juggling for Fun

Mondays, Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24 at 4 p.m. in person at SHARC.

Taught by Dan Hilburn with help from Ron Heeren. Juggling is fun and it also provides benefits to your brain and body. It has been proven to increase the amount of gray matter in the brain. One study even found that it did this in just 7 days! When you juggle, you’re not only burning calories, toning your body and strengthening your core, you’re exercising your mind as well. Professional-type juggling balls, which are easier to catch, will be provided to the participants by the instructor. The cost for these is $25 payable at the first lesson. Class is limited to 12 participants.

The History of the “Lost” Wagon Train That Passed Through Sunriver in 1853

Wednesday, Oct. 12, at 3 p.m. in person at SHARC. Presented by Skip Smith.

Sunriver resident Skip Smith became interested in old wagon roads when he and another “rut nut” friend researched and then led a car camping outing along the Barlow Toll Road (part of the Oregon Trail that provided access to Oregon City over Mt. Hood). When he saw the information sign near Circle 11 about the Lost Wagon Train, his curiosity led him to do extensive research that he is excited to share with us.

Tech Forum 6 – Social Media and You

Wednesday, Oct. 19, at 3 p.m. in person at SHARC. Presented by Susan Jain.

Love it or hate it, if you’re online you have a digital persona. Here’s how to manage it. What is social media really? Susan Jain will share her insider’s view

from over 25 years of in technology industry marketing. During her last two roles as IBM’s Chief Marketing Officer for countries ranging from New

Zealand to Morocco, she saw some of the best and worst of social and digital media in action, and oversaw millions of dollars spent to reach consumers and decision-makers like you (or not!) She currently uses Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Spotify and YouTube, is a Google Level 7 Local Guide with over 9 million photo views, a NextDoor content editor, and avoids TikTok and Pinterest for reasons that she’ll gladly share during the Forum.