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Auto Mechanics - Beginning


Dave Egolf, Davis Sr. High Autoshop, 10 weeks

Spring, 1st class 4/5

Th: 7:00-10:00 p.m.
$150 fee/quarter

Students will learn a broad variety of entry level skills in automotive maintenance including engine washing, oil changing, tune-ups, steering and brake systems, electrical systems, and general engine operating theory. This is the class to take if you are looking for an entry level job in the automotive industry or if you simply want to learn more about cars.



Davis Community Folk Orchestra


Judy Leatherman, Martin Luther King High School, 10 weeks

Spring, 1st class 4/4

Wed: 6:45-8:45 p.m.
$70 fee/quarter

“Music of the folks, by the folks, and for the folks!” Do you have a secret desire to play music with others but don't have time for a major commitment to a performance group?  Does an untouched instrument lurk in your closet and call out to you?  Would you like to improve your music skills in a supportive environment? We are a continuing ensemble group that plays traditional acoustic music from all over the world. The class is friendly and low-key.  Musicians at all skill levels are accommodated, and beginners are welcome.  Most instruments work well with the group, but if your instrument is louder than most contact the instructor prior to registering for the class.



The Magic of Networking: Expanding Your Personal and Professional Network


Colleen Schemrich, Davis Senior High O-4, 8 weeks

Spring, 1st class 4/5

Th: 6:00-7:00 p.m.

$40 fee/quarter

Employers cite communication and collaboration as the most important soft skills for the 21st century workplace.  In addition, with the advent of social media, many people have lost the art of face to face communication, which can lead to conflict and misunderstandings.  This class will combine lecture and participatory activities to help participants learn and practice effective communication skills that can be used to enhance one’s personal and professional networks. 







Asian Cooking


Dominique Blanchard, Davis Senior High S-4, 6 weeks

Spring, 1st class 4/19

Th: 6:30-8:30 p.m.

$130 fee/quarter (includes food fee)

As the most populous continent on our planet, Asia has spread its enormous influence in so many areas of our lives.  In this class, we will explore a variety of its culinary gifts by showcasing its flavorful and exotic ingredients in recipes that can be done with ease in our home. Come in to learn how to roll fresh sushis, figure out why Thai curries are so addictive, get a handle on Teryaki, and simply enjoy discovering the delicious variety that Asian Cooking can offer.



Italian Cooking –  Classic Italian recipes


Roberto Proietti, Davis Senior High S-4, 5 weeks

Spring, 1st class 4/4

Wed: 6:45-8:45p

$120 fee/quarter (includes food fee)

If you have never taken any of my classes, this is the right class to join. For this first class in the Spring quarter, we will go back to the classic dishes that make Italian food the best food on Earth. You will learn how to cook the perfect risotto, how to proper cook and serve a spaghetti dish with meat or seafood sauce, how to make real lasagna  from scratch, how to prepare eggplant parmigiana, and how to create a perfect Tiramisu’! Vi aspetto. 



Italian Cooking – Peasant-inspired recipes from Tuscany


Roberto Proietti, Davis Senior High S-4, 5 weeks

Spring, 1st class 5/9

Wed: 6:45-8:45p

$120 fee/quarter (includes food fee)

Learn how to cook and “eat” 100% authentic Italian food from Tuscany region. This class will teach only “100% authentic” dishes that you can find in typical trattoria restaurants in Florence, Siena, Livorno, Pisa and the small villages on the Tuscany hills. For this Spring quarter, we will focus on peasant-inspired recipes like zuppa toscana e ribollita, pappa al pomodoro, pici pasta with different types of sauces, Cacciucco fish stew, zonzelle (fried pizza dough), torta di ceci (garbanzo beans pie), peposo or wildboar stew!  A presto!



English Specialty Class


English Reading & Writing


Kristina Marcy, Davis Senior High, Room O-5, 10 weeks

Spring, 1st class 4/3

Tu & Th: 6:30-8:00 p.m.

$120 fee/quarter

Students often ask for a class that is focused on literacy skills; that is, reading and writing skills.  This class will provide students with the opportunity to read, discuss and write.  Different styles of writing will be explored.  Students will learn how to edit written work.



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