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What’s happening at Tutu’s House?

For a comprehensive monthly schedule with more details, visit and click on “newsletter.” There are no fees to participate in Tutu’s House programs, although donations are very much appreciated. Please call 885-6777 to register for classes.


from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, July 29, with Claire Grant, former instructor of digital technologies at San Francisco State University. Do you feel you aren’t taking advantage of all of the features on your iPad? Or worse, is it sitting in a drawer because it seems too daunting to attempt? No worries! We’ll gingerly step through the basics of using your iPad.


from 2 to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, July 30, with Anne M. Chipchase, MA, CVM with ‘Ohana Health Plan. Colorectal dysfunction and cancer is preventable, and often curable, if discovered and dealt with in the early stage. No shame … let’s set aside our natural reluctance to discuss these biological functions and talk about strategies to preserve and improve colorectal health including, the importance of colorectal screening.


from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 1. The inner dimension of peace, joy and love are available through meditation practice and the timeless teachings of the Buddha. Anam Thubten teaches that it is possible to become unburdened from mental habits that cause unnecessary suffering.

FIT~4~FUN FOR WOMEN from 8 to 9 a.m. every Tuesday and Friday, with Kathy Cazimero, fitness enthusiast; this low impact cardio/strength workout includes stretching, leg exercises and weight training to support bone mass integrity as we age. Bring light weights to work on arms, shoulders, legs and overall balance. Athletic shoes, water, a towel and comfortable clothes required.

ADVANCED UKULELE from 9:30 to 11 a.m. every Tuesday, with Aunty Marjie Spencer; join other experienced players of all ages to learn more about the ukulele through friendship and song. Bring your own ukulele and three-ring binder for music.


from 12:30 to 3 p.m. every Tuesday, with Gretchen Geisler, lifetime knitter. Bring your projects, get your knitting questions answered, and visit with other knitters. Beginners will be guided into a suitable project.


for Women from 10 to 11 a.m. every Wednesday, with Ranya Williams. Join us for a fun video workout, appropriate for all levels of fitness. Keiki will be able to play while we sweat, so bring them along. Open to all women with or without children. Wear comfortable clothes and exercise shoes. Bring water, a towel, yoga mat and lightweights or resistance bands (if you have them).


from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on Thursdays, with Rebekah Evergreen. Yoga supports healing on all levels of being. Using positions of the body and breathing to promote health and well-being, this guided practice offers an opportunity to stretch, strengthen and align your body. Turn on your body’s healing powers, while supporting flexibility, attitude, stress level and overall circulation.

SCRABBLE MEETUP from 1 to 4 p.m. every Friday, with Gary Cassel. Word lovers of every age and skill level are encouraged to play this classic (yoga for the brain) game with relaxed rules – dictionary use permitted. It’s a great way to retain and expand vocabulary, spelling, memory and observation skills in a congenial atmosphere.

YOGA BASICS from 8 to 9 a.m. every Monday, with Janet Lam. Start your week with a smile – feeling balanced, flexible and strong. The movement sequence during this class can accommodate students new to yoga or returning to a yoga practice.

TUTU’S QUILTERS from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., every Monday, with Kathy Lukens. For beginners and experienced; learn quilting Hawaiian style while meeting a great group of people; initial supplies are provided or bring something you are working on. Good company and encouragement guaranteed.