Classes, Lectures, Workshops


How to Talk so Kids Will Listen

This is a parenting class that helped me tremendously when I had young uns.  Authored by and based on the best-selling, award winning books by Faber and Mazlish, this 7-week presentation includes 7 skills:  helping your child develop a realistic and positive self-image, setting limits while maintaining goodwill, coping with your child's negative feelings, expressing anger without hurting, engaging willing cooperation, resolving conflicts peacefully and creating a family atmosphere of love and respect.  This class is designed by the authors to be engaging and illuminating.  Materials fee of $40 payable to instructor at first meeting. Instructor: Eartha Shanti.  PV Recreation Center (2320 North Avenue).  No class 5/29.

Course# Day Date Time    Age Fee
1050 M 5/8-6/19 5:30-7:30 PM 18+ $125


AARP Mature Driving Classes
The AARP Driver Safety Program is the nation’s first and largest classroom refresher course for drivers aged 50 and older. This class is offered by AARP each month. Completion certification is good for 3 years and provides insurance discounts to most companies. Bring your current AARP card when you register and receive a discount on your class fee. CARD Community Center.

New Participants
Course# Day  Date         Time                    Age  Fee  
M/T  5/1 & 5/2
9:00 AM-1:30 PM  50+  $25 
Returning Participants (within the past 3 years)
Course# Day  Date         Time                    Age  Fee  
1054 M 6/5 9:00 AM-1:30 PM 50+ $25  
9:00 AM-1:00 PM
9:00 AM-1:00 PM
9:00 AM-1:00 PM


Surviving & Thriving
Attend a FREE class with 8 weekly sessions designed for men and women who have or want to assist people who have suffered unwelcome change, loss or turmoil and are seeking to enhance their outlook on life.  In a safe, casual and non-judgmental environment, discussions and presentations will be offered on surviving life’s challenges and developing a positive and thriving outcome.  Interaction is encouraged, but not required.  Instructor: Gerald Darling.  CARD Community Center.  

Day  Date         Time                    Fee
Th  4/6-5/25  6:00-7:30 PM  Free 
Th 6/22-8/10 6:00-7:30PM Free


Welcome to Medicare-For Boomers or Others New to Medicare

Are you becoming eligible for Medicare? Confused about Part A, Part B, Part C and Part D? Are you still working and don’t know if you should join Medicare? If you have any questions about Medicare, you don’t want to miss this meeting. The Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) at Passages will present an informational forum for those who are new to Medicare or want to learn more about it. HICAP is the federally funded State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP). You may register by email through, or by calling HICAP at 1-800-434-0222.  Lakeside Pavilion.

Day Date Time  Fee
Th  5/11  10:00 AM-12:00 PM  Free
Th  6/8  10:00 AM-12:00 PM  Free
Th 7/13 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

10:00 AM-12:00 PM 


"Avoiding the Crisis" - From Hospital to Home

Do you know what your options are if you or a loved one is discharged from the hospital and needs temporary or permanent care?  Do you know what services are available and what expenses may occur?  Let us help you navigate through the healthcare system.  You will learn “good-to-know” information from speakers representing sort- & long-term rehabilitation, home health & hospice, senior living facilities, personal care in your home and how each intertwine to provide the best care of you.  All this and much more, so you’re prepared before a crisis!  Lakeside Pavilion

Day Date Time  Fee
Th  7/20  10:00-11:30 AM  Free

10:00 AM-12:00 PM 


Enloe's Walk with a Doc!  FREE

Start your weekend off with an easy walk around the park with a doctor affiliated with Enloe Medical Center. Each walk starts with an inspirational talk, followed by a 40-minute walk—at your pace. Participants enjoy the health benefits of walking, along with the camaraderie of other walkers. A different doctor leads each walk, talking casually with participants while sharing insight into their medical specialty. Spring 2017 walks include: May 6 with emergency medicine physician Eric Ellis, MD; June 3 with physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist Shannon Dietzmann, MD; and July 1 (doctor TBD). All ages and abilities are welcome!

Day Date Time Location
Sa 5/6 8:30-9:30 AM DeGarmo Park
Sa 6/3 8:30-9:30 AM Community Park
Sa 7/1 8:30-9:30 AM Oak Way Park


Legal Assistance                    

Passages and Legal Services of Northern California provide free legal assistance for seniors 60+ the first and third Thursday of every month from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Lakeside Pavilion. Call Passages to schedule an appointment at 530-898-5923.


Have extra time?

Lakeside Pavilion is always looking for volunteers to assist with our many programs and are hoping that you have some time to give. We have many areas and opportunities where you can make your talents shine. Please contact Lori at 895-4015.


Free VITA Tax Preparation Assistance

Assistance for the elderly, persons with disabilities, or low income individuals. 

CARD Community Center

545 Vallombrosa Avenue

February 1 – April 5*

Mondays & Wednesdays

12:00 pm–4:00 pm

Dorothy F. Johnson Center

775 East 16th Street

February 4 – April 8*


9:00 am– 3:00 pm

No appointment necessary. First come, first served. This service is staffed by VITA volunteers, you may have to wait in line.

*VITA will not be available March 11-18.