Special Events & Presentations

English Pronunciation & Conversation Class

Come and learn Basic English pronunciation and conversation with dynamic teacher Katherine Brinnier.
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English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes

Whistlestop will offer the following ESL levels; Basic, Intermediate and Advanced classes. Registration for each class is required and the deadline is May 30.
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Beginning Italian

Improve your Italian speaking and conversation skills and have fun with this exciting Italian class.
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Introduction to Innovative Acrylic Painting

In this exciting new class, Graciela Placak will provide step-by-step instruction for using acrylic and metallic paints to create cards and paintings.
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Slavic Celebration

Slavic Celebration returns to Whistlestop! This year’s cultural attractions includes traditional Slavic folk and romantic music performed by San Francisco musician Alexandr Smirnov, dancing, and delicious chicken shashlik or mushroom stroganoff, Russian side salad, rice, iced kvas, and Napoleon cake.
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Singing Chef

Singing Chef Christina Carella Waldeck and guitarist John Hoy will entertain us with summer standards at the Jackson Café (930 Tamalpais, San Rafael).
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Scheduled closed Dates

Kick off the New Year with fabulous events, programs and classes to keep you engaged, fit, and prepared!

Whistlestop's Active Aging Center and Jackson Café will be closed on the following dates in 2016. Please view the Class Listings and Web Calendar for any class schedule changes. Here is the full list of dates that we will be closed:

Whistlestop Scheduled Closed Dates (2016):

January 1st - New Year’s Day
January 18th - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
February 15th - President’s Day
May 30th - Memorial Day
July 4th - Independence Day
September 5th - Labor Day
November 24th - Thanksgiving Day: Whistlestop is closed – Jackson Café is Open For Lunch
November 25th - Day after Thanksgiving
December 25th - Christmas Day

Whistlestop has a new fee structure that started in 2015 for classes, activities and special events at our Active Aging Center; there are now modest fees or suggested donations requested for most programs, and discounted rates for Whistlestar members. The annual fee for new members is just $10-20 (sliding scale). This membership entitles you to reduced rates for classes and meals in Jackson Café and also supports the center by improving participation data collection. Please pick up an application at our Front Office or call 415-456-9062 for more information.

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