10:15 a.m., Wednesdays
A series of exercise and fitness class will be held at the Leif Erikson Lodge Sons of Norway and costs $10 for four weeks. The instructor, Audry Pan Collins, is a personal trainer and instructor who has devised the class called Fit after 50. She has presented it in several venues. Classes are open to Lodge members and community members. Sign up in the Lodge office at or call Leif Erikson Lodge at 206.783.1274.
Leif Erikson Lodge
2245 N.W. 57th St.
The community is invited to receive free consultations, energy readings and hand/shoulder healing massages at the Body & Brain Holistic Wellness Center grand opening.
There will be a free open class held at 10 a.m. and noon. Each class is one hour long and is comprised of deep stretching, breath work, meditation, energy training and brain wave vibration (a dynamic movement meditation).
Refreshments (including gluten-free) and tea will be served.
RSVP by calling 206.453.5989.
Greenwood Body & Brain Holistic Wellness Center
8750 Greenwood Ave. N. Ste. S2
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays, until Jan. 30
In Mat Pilates, you'll get an amazing full body work out that improves posture, flexibility and core strength helping to relieve back and neck pain as well as improves strength for other sports or daily activities. Try it for just $2 and register for the session at just $8 per class. Mats provided. Beginners and experienced students welcome.
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9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Join us in celebrating Yoga Day 2010 with FREE Classes! We will be offering free classes for both seasoned students and those new to yoga. Classes will include Kripalu Yoga Dynamic Flow, Kripalu All-levels Yoga, Prenatal Yoga and Family Yoga as well as a Free Thai Yoga Massage demo. On Sunday only, purchase a punch card of studio pass and receive 10 percent off.
Go to the events page of www.phinneyyoga.com for more info on class schedule.
The Phinney Yoga House
6615 Dayton Ave. N.
Curves Free Weight Management Classes will be offered at the work out studios in Ballard and Crown Hill. Ballard Curves will hold classes on the first Tuesday of every month from 10 a.m. – noon. Crown Hill Curves will hold classes the first Wednesday of every month from 7:15 p.m. – 9:15 p.m. Members and non members are welcome.
Call 206.789.1965 (Ballard) or 206.783.1556 (Crown Hill) to RSVP.
Ballard Curves, 2821 N.W. Market St.
Crown Hill Curves, 10033 Holman Rd. N.W.
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Use multiple weight stations and cardio equipment to get fit. Each class is $35 for 11 weeks.
For information call 233.7138.
Wednesdays, Jan. 6-Feb. 10, 7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
The body's requirements for oxygen vary widely with muscular activity. Sometimes we interfere, hold our breath or get tense. Breathing and moving efficiently will benefit intelligence, balance, avoid injury and pain, and increase your sense of well being. Play around with experiments, increase your efficiency in yoga, working at your computer, speaking to people, singing, playing an instrument, dancing, walking, singing. $80.
Call 206.783.4593 for more information.
Taj Yoga Studio Space, Crown Hill Activity Center
9250 14th Ave. N.W.
Southwest Community Center
2801 S.W. Thistle St.
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. – noon.
Men and women ages 50+ wanted for drop-in play volleyball.
For information call Mary at 935-2162.
Repeats every week every Thursday until Tue Jan 26 2010 .
Southwest Community Center
2801 SW Thistle St.
Work on improving your endurance, balance, and strength. Mondays 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Starting Jan. 4 - March 15. Ballard Community Center, 6020 28th Ave. N.W. Call 206.233.7138 to register. Cost $30 for 11 weeks.
This class holds variety. Work on strength training at exercise stations while doing walking cardio intervals. Thursdays 9:15 a.m.-10:15 a.m., Jan. 7-March 18, Ballard Community Center, 6020 28th Ave. N.W. Call 233.7138 to register. Cost $35 for 11 weeks.
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In the first part of the 20th Century, the large, nearly block-size building on Ballard Avenue and Northwest Vernon Place housed a serious of saloons.
During Prohibition, it became the Dexter-Horton Bank. The vault still remains in the lower levels of the building.
The building served as Ballard's post office during the 1940s. Some Ballard old-timers remember congregating around it to hear news of friends and family fighting overseas.
For the past 30 years this January, the Olympic Athletic Club has called the building home and carried on its tradition as a neighborhood meeting and gathering place.
"The club really has a life of its own," said Jim Riggle, who owns the club along with his wife Debra. "People just like to be here. It's been a great business since the day it opened."
Riggle had heard stories of Snoose Junction from his grandfather, who talked of fishing in the area and dining at a place called Hattie's Hat.
Riggle said he never realized his grandfather's Snoose Junction and Ballard were the same place until he bought the building from the Elks Club in 1980. Hattie's Hat sits right across the street.