Texts, photos, apps
Phones aren’t just for making calls these days. Today’s smartphones let users check email, browse the internet, play games, check weather, take pictures and maintain good health — to name a few of the many uses. A Leap Ahead IT and Bit Fellowship are hosting two smartphone classes for older audiences. The first class, from 2 to 4 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 26, is for iPhone and iPad users, while the March 19 workshop will cover Android phones and tablets. Students should bring their devices to class. To register, please call 452-3005 to let them know you’re coming. The $20 fee can be paid at the door with check or cash.
New Pilates, Tai Chi classes
The Wellness Program’s most popular classes, Pilates with Lauren and Tai Chi, have expanded and updated their class dates and times. Starting in February, Pilates with Lauren will meet from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays in Studio 3. With Pilates, students can strengthen the mind and body with a focus on the spine protecting core. Tai Chi has split its Monday class into two levels. Beginner students can attend class at 10 a.m. and intermediate at 11 a.m. in Studio 2. Thursday classes are for all levels from 10 to 11 a.m. in Room 12. Seniors come to Tai Chi to work on balance, relaxation and overall better health. See the Wellness Program at Sierra2.org/senior-center/wellness/.