Northwest NEWS

January 28, 2002


Bothell Rec offers stamps, cards, internet classes

Bothell Parks and Recreation is offering the following activities. Registration forms may be obtained from, or call (425) 486-7430 for information.
   Postage Stamp Collecting - Learn the basics of stamp collecting. Class will cover definitives and commemoratives, how to soak stamps off paper, when to use hinges or mounts, stock books or stamp albums. Educational projects include Your Life in Stamps and Identifying Countries Through Stamps. W.A. Anderson Elementary, room #C-1 - Tuesday, Feb. 12 and 19, 6-8:30 p.m. Ages 12+, families encouraged to attend, $10 Bothell residents/$11 non-resident.
   Multi-Media Card Making - Stamp, emboss, stencil, cut, paint and be really creative. W.A. Anderson Elementary art room #205 - Wednesday, Feb. 13, 6-7:15 p.m. Ages 8-14, $10/$11.
   Internet Courses
   Creating Web Pages: Create and post your very own Web site on the Internet in this extensive, hands-on, six- week workshop. First, you'll learn about the capabilities of the World Wide Web and the fundamentals of web design. Then, with your instructor's patient guidence, you'll plan the content, structure and layout of your Web site, create pages full of neatly formatted text, build links between the pages and to the outside world, and add color, backgrounds, graphics, tables, buttons, and animation. You'll also learn critical and timely information on securing the best possible location in seach engine listings, and powerful no-cost or low-cost web marketing strategies. Wednesdays beginning Feb. 13, $49/$54.
   Introduction to the Internet: Become net-savvy in six weeks. Learn where the Internet came from, what makes it tick, and where it's headed. Learn five secrets about e-mail that you'll wish you knew long ago. Learn how MIME will allow you to attach programs, documents and pictures to simple e-mail messages. Learn to put File Transfer Protocol (FTP) to work for you. Learn advanced search techniques so that you'll be able to find virtually anything on the World Wide Web. Explore the uncharted wilderness of Gopherspace. Take control of the remote computers with Telnet. Wednesdays beginning Feb. 13, $49/$54.
   Personal Financial Planning: This course is a comprehensive overview of the principles of financial planning and how they can be applied toward achieving financial independence. Students will develop a personalized financial plan by applying strategies in the areas of cash-flow management, debt management, risk management, investment planning, asset allocation, tax planning, estate planning, and pension planning. Wednesdays, Feb. 13, $74/$81.
   Genealogy Basics: If you are a newcomer to this hobby or just want to make a small family tree, this course will get you off to a good start. You will explore many Internet sites where you can search for family names. The course explains in simple terms where to look, who to contact, and how to use the genealogical research tools of the computer and the Internet to further your research. Wednesdays, Feb. 13, $81/$89.
   Discover Digital Photography: This course provides an introduction to the fascinating technology that is catapulting the photographic world into the 21st Century. We'll discuss the basics of digital photography, equipment, software, the digital darkroom, printing, Internet and e-mail use, along with commercial and personal applications. Wednesdays, Feb. 13, $56/$62.
   Debt Elimination Techniques That Work: Get completely out of debt, including your mortgate. This workshop is designed for middle class Americans who want to live a debt-free, stress-free lifestyle. How would you like to pay off all your consumer debt, credit cards, car payments, etc. in one to three years; and then pay off your mortgate in another three to four years? You can do this with your current income. No second job or living like a hermit. You will learn specific powerful and proven strategies that work - every time. A linear math, critical path technology strategy is used to eliminate all your debts while you operate on 100% on cash, never needing credit again. Note: no insurance, investments, or get-rich quick schemes will be offered. Wednesday, February 13, $74 Bothell Residents/$81 Non-Residents.
   Junior High Gym Night - Just for Jr. High students. Drop in and shoot some hoops, play ping-pong, or just hang with friends and have a slice of pizza. An award winning collaborative program between the City of Bothell Parks & Recreation, Fire and E.M.S., Police Department and Uncle Peteza's Pizzeria. Frank Love Elementary (303 224th St. SW) - Mondays, January - mid June, 5:00-6:30 p.m. Canyon Creek Elementary (21400 35th Ave SE) - Wednesdays, January - mid June, 5:30 - 7 p.m. All Junior High Students, free.
   Tae Kwon-Do - Learn self-defense as well as developing mental and physical coordination. Flexibility, agility, coordination and strength are part of the physical conditioning. Concentration, patience and respect are learned as part of the mental conditioning. Sessions will run continuously with payment due each month. New students go through a series of short one-on-one trainings to learn basics prior to joining full class.
   W.A. Anderson Elementary Cafeteria, Mondays & Wednesdays on-going, 6:15-7 p.m. Ages 7-12, $40 Bothell Residents/$44 Non-Resident per student per month.
   W.A. Anderson Elementary Cafeteria, Mondays & Wednesdays on-going, 7-8 p.m. Ages 13 & up, $40 Bothell Residents/$44 Non-Resident per student per month.
   Bothell Parks & Recreation Youth Advisory Board - The Bothell Parks & Recreation Youth Advisory Board actively seeks to implement teen ideas and wishes in regards to Recreation Programs in Bothell. It will serve as a "teen voice" and as a link between teens and adult leaders. Get involves, meet new friends and make a difference. Be Heard. Look for applications at your school or call Steven Dahl for more information and application packet (425) 488-7430. Junior High Students.
   First Aid/CPR - Each session is held at the Downtown Fire House (Station 42). Only one session under each category is needed to receive a two-year certification card for that category. Downtown Fire House is located at 10726 Beardslee Blvd. All classes taught by Bothell Fire and EMS.
   Heartsaver CPR for Adults: Downtown Fire House (10726 Beardslee Blvd.) - Thursday, February 14, 7 - 10 p.m., Bothell resident $25/Non-Bothell resident $28.
   Yoga - Yoag is a Sanskrit word meaning 'wholeness' - integration of body, mind, and spirit. In this class we rediscover the wholeness that is in each of us through movement, breathing, deep relaxation, and positive visualization. Improve your physical health, flexibility, poise, and well-being through gentle focused exercise. Learn ways to relax at work and handle stress with ease and grace.
   Northshore Senior Center, Wednesdays, January 23 - March 6, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
   18 & up, Bothell resident $70/Non-Bothell resident $77.
   Please contact Bothell Parks & Recreation for further information: 425-486-7430, or you can visit our website at: