The North Tempe Multi-Generational Center offers programs for all ages, from Instructional Classes to Special Events. All programs listed below are City of Tempe sponsored programs. Participants can register Online or in person at most City of Tempe facilities. For more information on these and other exciting programs contact our front desk at 480-858-6500.
Toddler & Youth Classes
Our First Craft Class
First time artists welcome. If you are nervous about creating art with your toddler, then this class is for you. Parent/child pairs will get to familiarize themselves with different colors, shapes and textures, and will experiment with a variety of materials. Child(ren) should be accompanied by a helpful adult. Parent involvement is required. Fee: $8
38400 2-5 yrs T 3/18-4/8 9:15-10 a.m.
38401 2-5 yrs T 3/18-4/8 10:15-11 a.m.
Our First Painting Class
First time painters welcome. Come experiment and create with a variety of activities such as painting, coloring and play dough. This session is a fun introduction, or continuation of, other art/craft classes. Child(ren) should be accompanied by a helpful adult. Parent involvement is required. Fee: $8
38402 2-5 yrs T 4/15-5/6 9:15-10 a.m.
38403 2-5 yrs T 4/15-5/6 10:15-11 a.m.
Toddler Art Time
Toddlers have an opportunity to explore art through a variety of different age appropriate activities. Watch their concentration, motor skills and hand-eye coordination grow. This session is a fun introduction, or continuation, of arts and crafts for toddlers. Child(ren) should be accompanied by a helpful adult. Fee: $8
38452 2-5 yrs Th 3/20-4/10 9:15-10 a.m.
38453 2-5 yrs Th 3/20-4/10 10:15-11 a.m.
Toddler Craft Time
Let your toddlers get messy and grow and learn at the same time! Toddlers can explore their creativity through painting, coloring, gluing, and play dough. Why make a mess at your house when you can do it here? Child(ren) should be accompanied by a helpful adult. Fee: $8
38454 2-5 yrs Th 4/17-5/8 9:15-10 a.m.
38455 2-5 yrs Th 4/17-5/8` 10:15-11 a.m.
Is for parents and their children. It is recognized for enhancing self-worth, empathy, discipline & empowerment. 10 2-hour sessions offer discussions, video clips and activities to help parents learn & apply this information. Each week a make-and-take projects and incentives will be given for participants. Childcare is provided. 10 Weeks. Fee: None
38524 1mo-5 yrs Th 3/20-5/22 9:30-11:30a.m.
Check Out A Book
Seniors, adults and children can visit the Tempe Public Library’s Resource Room at the Escalante or North Tempe Community Centers to check out books from the new and always changing book collection. Also available are book collections in the senior centers of each centers. Fee: None
NO CODE 18 yrs+ M-F 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Teen & Adult Classes
Karate Youth; Lim Kenpo
Lim Kenpo is an effective and results-oriented martial art. Participants learn self-defense, respect, self-confidence and focus. Class promotes overall health including weight management and stress relief. Opportunity for belt rank advancement (fees apply). For information, contact Patrice Lim, 602-525-8472, or visit: www.limkenpo.net. No class *5/22. Fee: $50
36809 4-12 yrs M/T 4/1-4/29 5:30-6:30 p.m.
36810 4-12 yrs M/T 5/5-5/27 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Martial Arts Karate; Lim Kenpo
Strengthen the importance of family values in this results-oriented Karate class designed for the whole family. Students will learn self-defense, respect and manners; increased self-confidence and focus. Ongoing, monthly program. For more information, contact Patrice Lim at 602-525-8472, or at www.limkenpo.net. *No class 5/22. Fee: $50
36832 13 yrs+ M/T 4/1-4/29 6:30-7:30 p.m.
36833 13 yrs+ M/T 5/5-5/27 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Martial Arts; Karate
Join this Kenpo Karate martial arts class for beginning and intermediate students. Classes begin with a light warm-up and stretch, followed by basic kick-punch-block drills. Self-defense techniques are taught, as well as forms (katas) and light sparring (optional). Comfortable clothing is recommended. Instructor: Aseem. Fee: $48
36894 13 yrs+ Th 3/20-5/22 7:05-8:30 p.m.
Yoga; Therapeutic Yoga
Learn to move with grace and ease while using basic breathing exercises and simple yoga poses to help relax your head, neck, shoulders and back. This class will flow at a slower pace and students of all experiences and backgrounds are welcome to attend. Participants must bring own yoga mat. Instructor: Kim. Fee $39
36901 16 yrs+ W 4/2-5/21 6:15-7:15 p.m.
Exercise; Osteo Movement
A beneficial class for those who are prone to Osteoporosis/Osteopenia and/or have a pre-existing condition. Learn how to perform various exercises to prevent further bone loss, as well as how to move in a safe and effective manner. Fee: $39
37103 16 yrs+ T 4/1-5/20 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Yoga; Tone and Core
A perfect way to refine your body from the inside-out. Emphasis will be on strengthening the body from the deep center by using a variety of yoga postures as a guide. Target and challenge the muscles of the back, abdominals, hips and glutes. Participants must bring own yoga mat. Fee $39
37107 16 yrs+ W 4/2-5/21 7:30-8:20 p.m.
Crafty Tweens: Thumbprint Art
Make your own comics, greeting cards, bookmarks and more using thumbprints. All materials and patterns provided- just bring your thumbs! Fee: None
38676 10-14 yrs Th 3/27-4/3 4-5:30 p.m.
Crafty Tweens: Collage Fun
Design your own “All About Me” posters and gift bags using collage techniques and recycled materials. All materials provided. Fee: None
38678 10-14 yrs Th 4/10-5/1 4-5:30 p.m.
ESL Table Talk
Do you want to improve your English? Join our table talk group. We meet once a week to improve conversational skills, increase common vocabulary and phrasing as well as engage in cultural discussion. The class is conducted in English. Basic English reading, writing and speaking skills are required. Fee: None
38781 18 yrs+ T 4/8-5/20 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Exercise; Zumba Fitness Express – burn 300 kcal!
Zumba is a high-energy cardio workout that incorporates unique moves with sizzling Latin dance music. Zumba maximizes caloric output with fat-burning movements and easy-to-follow dance steps. Zumba is appropriate for all and no experience is necessary. Pay-As-You-Go for $4 per class. Fee $34
38859 16 yrs+ T 4/1-5/27 6:30-7:30 p.m.
New! Ebay and Craigslist
Do you like bargain hunting? We will show you how to use safely use Ebay and Craigslist to shop online when searching for great deals. Fee: None
38927 18 yrs+ Th 5/8 4-5:30pm
Is that electronic device called an iPad driving you kooky? In this class we will cover some of the basics and learn how to download e-books and audio books from the Tempe Public Library. 3 week. Fee: None
38540 50 yrs+ F 5/2-5/9 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Must Have Apps for Seniors
Software Applications known as “Apps”. An eReader or tablet can be a great way for seniors to connect to the digital world. Apps can create a common ground between seniors, their children & grandchildren. We will look at some top apps & identify the interests of the class to explore apps that focus on these interests. 2 weeks Fee: None
38542 50 yrs+ F 4/4-4/18 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Creative Seniors: Fusible Perler Biggie Beads
Create your own designs with Perler Bead Art. These extra large “Biggie” beads are perfect for making coasters, key chains, and small mementos. Design your own or use a provided pattern. All materials provided. Fee: None
38763 60 yrs+ T 4/1-4/8 12:30-2 p.m.
New! Creative Seniors: Handmade Cards
Make your own handmade greeting cards and gift tags using cardstock, felt, glue, needle and thread. We will teach you how to get started and supply materials for use in class. Fee: None
38766 60 yrs+ T 4/15-4/22 12:30-2 p.m.
Senior Techs: Computer Basics
Become more comfortable and gain confidence using the computer. These computer classes are geared towards seniors age 50+. Topics covered will include: meet the computer, Microsoft Word, and exploring google. Note: Some computer experience/skill is required. Fee: None
38770 50 yrs+ F 4/18-5/2 9:30-11 a.m.
New! Senior Techs: Photo Pros
Learn how to organize photos on your computer, email photos, and upload photos to emails and websites. We will guide you through these topics so you can manage your photos with ease. These computer classes are geared towards seniors age 50+. Note: Some basic computer experience/skill is required. Fee: None
38772 50 yrs+ Th 5/15-5/22 9:30-11a.m.
Senior Techs: USB Drives and File Storage
Learn how to use a USB Drive or “thumb drive” to save your documents, pictures, and more. Class is geared towards seniors age 50+. Note: Some basic computer experience/skill is required. Bringing a USB drive to practice with is highly recommended, but not required. Fee: None.
38773 18 yrs+ W 5/7-5/14 9:30-11 a.m.
Senior Techs: Social Media Showcase
Boost your knowledge of online social networking tools. We will be providing a basic overview of Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. Note: This class is a prerequisite to Senior Techs: Facebook for Beginners. Some computer experience/skill is required. Fee: None
38776 50 yrs+ F 3/28 9:30-11 a.m.
Senior Techs: Facebook for Beginners
Are you ready to open a Facebook account? We can help get you started in this class. Note: Students must be registered for or have completed Senior Techs: Social Media Showcase to take this class. A current email and some basic computer experience is required. Fee: None
38778 50 yrs+ Th 4/4-4/11 9:30-11 a.m.
Crazy Cell Phones
Figuring out how a new cell phone works can be frustrating? Hopefully this program can help. We will cover a few of the basics in 15 minute individual sessions so you have to make an appointment after you register. Call 480-350-5802. Space is limited. 2 week. Fee: None
38784 50 yrs+ F 4/4-4/11 10:30-11:30 a.m.
North Tempe and the Tempe Public Library have joined together to offer Computer classes to seniors at the North Tempe Multi-Generational Center. Classes are one to two hour workshops designed specifically for the senior population. Sign up for one or all courses!