Friday, January 3, 2020

Jazz at the "House" Presents

Guitarist Brian Nova

 Come to Vintage House for a spectacular afternoon of Jazz!

Concord Recording Artist Brian Nova is considered one of the top Jazz Guitarists / Vocalists in the nation, according to a recent poll in Jazz Improv Magazine.  Joe Pass said of Nova: ‘I feel Brian is one of the finest Jazz Guitarists on the scene!’  He combines a rare mixture of melodic jazz guitar and eloquent vocals and has the distinction of being the only guitarist who was mentored by and toured with the two titans of Jazz guitar: Herb Ellis and Joe Pass. Rock Icon Steve Miller says: ‘I’ve met and known a lot of guitarists in my career, and ‘B’ is the best guitarist I’ve ever met.’ 

Brian is a Benedetto Artist - “Benedetto Artists” represents the world’s top tier of jazz guitarists known for influencing several generations of the finest musicians worldwide.  The "Benedetto Artists” category features musicians who are widely acclaimed as the finest players by their peers, having expansive discographies, and touring credits with Jazz Masters.

Sunday, January 5 • Concert at 4:00 
$35.00 Member / $50.00 Non-Member

Purchase Tickets Here: Brian Nova

Strength and Toning

Level I and Level II

Strength training is a key component of fitness. It helps maintain good posture and combat osteoporosis. Each series covers strength training basics through 12 classes. This full-body workout is designed for beginners and those who want to maintain and refine their existing weight lifting skills. You can repeat the series multiple times.

To get the most out of this training, you should already be exercising on a regular basis. And, you must plan to attend all classes in the session.  Each class builds on the previous one.

  • You must be able to get down to and up from the floor (one time each class).
  • Bring two 3-pound weights and an exercise mat. A small towel for neck comfort is recommended.
  • Wear closed-toe shoes and clothing in which you can move and be comfortable on the floor.
Questions? Please contact Vicki (415.883.2834) or

Strength and Toning Level I

January 7 through February 18
No Class on February 11
 Tuesdays 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm & Thursdays 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

6-week series twice a week:
$87.00 Member / $174.00 Non-Member

$10.00 Member / $20.00 Non-Member
Register Here: Strength and Toning Level I
Strength and Toning Level II

Must have completed Level I series

 In Level II you will continue working the major muscle groups and enjoy a total body workout through a new set of strength training exercises. 
Drop-Ins welcome after the completion of one Level II series. You must get the OK from Vicki before enrolling in Level II

January 7 through February 18
No Class on February 11
Tuesdays 11:30 am to 12:30 pm & Thursdays 12:15 pm to 1:15 pm

6-week series twice a week:
$87.00 Member / $174.00 Non-Member

$10.00 Member / $20.00 Non-Member
Register Here: Strength and Toning Level II

Supper's On!

Don't know what to make for dinner ... come join us for Supper's On!

Wednesday, January 8 • 4:00 to 5:30
$5.00 Per Meal

Zumba Gold

Zumba Gold is a fun class with the moves and pacing active older adults want. It includes cardio, flexibility, toning, and balance all done to upbeat Latin music. It is a fitness program that combines Latin and international music with dance moves. Zumba routines incorporate interval training — alternating fast and slow rhythms — and resistance training.

Zumba is scientifically proven to make you happier, so come down to Vintage House on Wednesday afternoons and join instructor Kymry Borkenhagen.

Wednesdays, January 8 through February 12 • 4:30 to 5:15
6 Week Series

$54.00 Member / $108.00 Non-Member

Register Here: Zumba Gold

Community Drumming Circle

Build Wellness and Community Through Music!
Join the Community Drumming Circle
The 2nd Wednesday of each month
Drumming is an activity anyone can do and enjoy listening to. 

Do you wish to experience more of those joyful, stress-releasing, feel-good moments of flowing along with the music … perhaps you wish you had learned to play a musical instrument but never did?  Since ancient times drumming has healed and harmonized the body, mind, and spirit.

This class will introduce and explore basic rhythms and drum techniques to beginners and experienced alike to foster an enduring sense of community through creative musical expression.
Bring along your drum ... don't have a drum? Drums and hand instruments will be provided.
Wednesday, January 8 • 6:00 to 7:00
Member $25.00 / Non-Member $40.00 
Register Here: Community Drumming Circle

Yoga with Weights

Everyone can benefit from yoga with weights! No matter how flexible you are, how old or young you are, or how fit you are.

This is a breath-based practice that builds strength and stability and improves balance. The focus on the breath makes it centering and meditative
Please bring to class:
  • Yoga Mat
  • Set of 1, 2- or 3-pound dumbbells
  • Stability Ball

Thursdays, January 16 through February 20 • 11:00 to 12:00
6 Week Series

$54.00 Member / $108.00 Non-Member

Register Here: Yoga with Weights

American Mah-Jongg for Beginners Level II

This class series is for students that completed the first American Mah-Jongg Beginning series.

American Mah-Jongg is a game of both skill and luck that originated in China many centuries ago and was brought to the West in the 1920s. American mah-jongg utilizes racks, jokers, "Hands and Rules" scorecards, and has several distinct gameplay mechanics.  Mah-jongg is played with four players seated around a table. The excitement of mah-jongg lies in the decisions that you will constantly have to make. There is the exhilaration of winning a hand, as well as, regret at not having been bold enough to have made a different choice. Like poker, you will learn a lot about your opponents as you play mah-jongg and adjust your strategy according to their strengths and weaknesses.

Wednesdays, January 22 through February 26 • 11:00 to 12:30
6 Week Series

$54.00 Member / $108.00 Non-Member

Register Here: American Mah-Jongg for Beginners Level II

Savvy Caregiver Training

An education program presented by the Alzheimer’s Association® Presented in partnership with the Care Partners Initiative for Sonoma Valley.

Based on research by experts, this 6-week course will provide clinical-level training for family caregivers. Improve your knowledge, approach, skills, and outlook. Gain the confidence to set and achieve caregiving goals. Learn strategies to manage stress, make decisions, and manage activities of daily living. The Savvy Caregiver Training Program provides over 12-hours of face to face training with dementia experts and a caregiver’s manual.
Thursdays, January 23 through February 27 • 10:00 to 12:00
6 Week Series

Registration is required. 
Call Lauren Hibdon at (800) 272-3900

Jazz at the "House" Presents

Violinist Carlos Reyes

Carlos Reyes, world-renowned violinist & harpist, has performed for six presidents, a pope, and the whole Cuban Castro family. He’s shared the stage with Chuck Mangione, Pat Travers, The Doobie Brothers. Steve Miller, Roy Rogers, and Jazz great Arturo Sandoval, among others.

On stage from the age of five, Carlos Reyes from Oakland via South America never ceases to amaze.  World-renowned for his mastery of the Paraguayan harp and violin, Carlos' musical talents have touched the hearts and spirits of people around the world. From performances on the streets of Havana to the Vatican, his music transcends all boundaries.  Described as "Santana meets Gipsy Kings", Carlos bridges traditional musical genres and mesmerizes audiences with unique fusions of Blues, Rock, Jazz, Latin, and Classical styles. 

Sunday, January 26 • Concert at 4:00 
$35.00 Member / $50.00 Non-Member

Purchase Tickets Here: Carlos Reyes

Beginning Jitterbug Swing

Dance  Lessons

Vintage House is excited to announce our first Jitterbug Swing Dance Lessons!

Born in the Roaring Twenties, swing is a blanket term for fun, energetic dances meant to be performed to jazz music. The most well-known swing dances include the Lindy Hop, the Jitterbug, the Charleston, the West Coast Swing, and the Boogie Woogie. 

Today swing is considered an American Rhythm dance. The East Coast Swing and Jive are the standard Ballroom Swing competition dances. The less formal "jazz swing dance" style evolved in dance halls and includes the Lindy Hop, Balboa, Collegiate Shag and Charleston.

Swing can be learned as a partner or single dance. Many contemporary jazz dance routines feature groups of dancers tapping, swinging and bouncing in sync. Whether you are interested in learning basic moves, having fun, or becoming a master, join us for this fun class!

Wednesdays, January 29 through March 4 • 5:15 to 6:15
6 Week Series

$54.00 Member / $108.00 Non-Member
$10.00 Member / $20.00 Non-Member

Register Here: Beginning Jitterbug Swing Dance
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