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Band- Watsonville Community - FREE
The Watsonville Community Band wants new members who can read music and competently play a band instrument. Rehearsals are Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. in the Watsonville High School band room on Marchant St. For information go to

Watsonville High School, Band Room, 250
East Beach Street, Watsonville
Wed 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Spence
Section 7130
Session 1:Aug 14 - Dec 18  Cost FREE

The Watsonville Community Band Needs You!

Cost: FREE
Current PVUSD high school students: FREE!
Adult students: FREE!
Band questions: Barbara Smith

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Watsonville Community Band

Watsonville Community Band


Birding Basics the Birds of Pajaro Valley 
Section 7110 Section 7111
This fun, fascinating class is an introduction to many of the amazing birds in our own area. Employing photos, bird sound recordings, and a combination of classroom and eld sessions, you will learn the basics of birding in a supportive, stress-free environment. You will begin building your basic eld skills, learning how to use your eld guide, apps, and optics, and employing useful identification techniques. Weather permitting, much of the class will involve practical eld practice. Please arrive for the first class with binoculars and a eld guide, if you have them. New students are encouraged to purchase bird cards at a cost of $5.00. This is an excellent opportunity to develop nature photography skills with the eventual goal of sales. Students can also train to be docents for the wetlands center.
Pajaro Valley High Wetlands Center
500 Harkins Slough Road, Watsonville
Thu   9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.    Adams
Session 1: Aug 15 - Oct 10  $70 -Section 7110
Session 2: Oct 17 - Dec 19  $70 -Section 7111 


Brown Bag Birding . Section 7120
Stressed after a day at work? Want to learn more about local birds but can’t attend a morning class? Join us in the evening to enjoy your own brown bag light meal and bird local hot spots. Bring your brown bag, if desired, as well as binoculars and a field guide or app, if you have them. This is a class with just field trips and will involve mostly easy walking. It is designed primarily for beginners and those who've taken Birding Basics, but all are welcome. Students who can't attend the first class of each session must contact the instructor directly to learn where the next meeting place is. Please get contact information from the office.
First class meets at Ramsay Park Nature Center on Walker St.
Thu  5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.   Adams $70

Session 1:
Aug 15 - Oct 10 -Section 7120


Driver's Education Certificate
Get your California DMV approved Driver’s Education certificate through a 30 hour online class at your own pace. Upon receiving the driver’s education completion certificate, the student goes to the DMV to obtain the Provisional California Learner’s Permit then registers for behind-the-wheel training. Students, who register for both the online Driver’s education and the Driver’s Training with WAAE, will get a $10 discount on Driver’s Training.

Registration for Online Driver Education $50

Welcome Demo Try it out "Demo"
Registration for Online Driver Education Register for Drivers Ed
Have an Account Continuing students

 Driver's Training Ongoing -Start Anytime-
ection 7000

Behind-the-wheel training and observation of other students is required. Dates and times arranged by appointment with the instructor. Students under 17½  years of age must complete Driver’s Education (offered online or through the high school) and bring Provisional California Learner’s Permit from the DMV to sign up for behind-the-wheel Driver’s Training at the Green Valley Center office. 

Days and times pre-arranged by instructors    Sunderland/Jones   $375

 Smart Driver Program - AARP
Smart Driver classes are designed to help maturing drivers maintain safe driving skills and keep their licenses longer. California insurance companies are required by law to give a discount for three years to seniors 50 and over who complete this 2-day class. Students must pre-register by calling Fred at 831-247-3097.  This fee is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. Payment is made at the 1st class. Refresher course is ONLY availble for returning students.
Institute of Language and culture, Room 5, 320 Rodriguez Street, Watsonville     
Mon & Tue  12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.   Staff

Section 7150 Session 1: Aug 19 and Aug 20 
Section 7151 Session 2: Oct 14 and Oct 15

Refresher Course: Section 7152
Institute of Language and Culture, Room 5, 320 Rodriguez Street, Watsonville
Mon 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Staff
Session 1: Sept 61



Drivers Education

Learn to Drive

First Aid Standard/CPR for Infant, Child and Adult
This comprehensive course trains individuals to prevent, prepare for and respond to any type of workplace or home emergency. Participants will learn and practice infant, child and adult CPR and first aid skills. Students should wear comfortable clothing. The certificate is valid for two years through the American Heart Association.. (materials included) .
Green Valley Center Room 6, 294 Green Valley Road, Watsonville
Fri   9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Laurent  $65
Session 1: Sept 6 (Section 7140)
Session 2: Oct 11 (Section 7141)
Session 3:Nov 8  (Section 7142)
Session 4: Dec 13 (Section 7143)


Croatian - Conversational, Intermediate 
Section 7080-7081

There are many people in Watsonville and in Santa Cruz County whose ancestors came from Croatia. This class will teach basic and intermediate conversational Croatian, vocabulary, grammar, greetings, and everyday expressions. It will introduce students to the country of Croatia, its culture (food, music, customs, etc.), as well as the Croatian influence in the Pajaro Valley for over 140 years. Session 2 is a continuation of Session 1.
Green Valley Valley Center
Room 3, 294 Green Valley Road, Watsonville
Wed  6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.   Basor  

Session 1: Aug 14 - Oct 9    $90 -Section 7080
Session 2: Oct 16 - Dec 18  $90 -Section 7081 

 Spanish Low and High Intermediate Levels
Sections 7060-7061

This multi-level class is for students with some knowledge of Spanish and for students who have studied it for several semesters. Focus is on dialogue and communication among students of different levels. Mutual collaboration will result in having all the students progress at their own level. Required textbook: “ Curso Tercero" (purchase at Green Valley Center of office $35.00).
Green Valley Center
Room 6, 294 Green Valley Road, Watsonville
Mon   4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.   Palacios
Session 1: Aug 19 - Oct 7    $90 -Section 7060 
Session 2: Oct 14 - Dec 16  $90 -Section 7061 

 Spanish - Beginning/Intermediate/Advanced Cultural Studies
Sections 7070-7071
Designed for students who have intermediate to advanced Spanish language skills, this class provides an opportunity for students to practice advanced Spanish language conversation. 
Required textbook for Beginning: “Spanish is Fun” (purchase at Green Valley Center office $35.00). Required textbook for Intermediate/Advanced: “Curso Tercero” (purchase at Green Valley Center office $35.00).

La Selva Beach Clubhouse 314 Estrella Avenue, La Selva Beach

Tue    1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.     Sendell  
Session 1
Aug 20 - Oct 8 $50  -Section 7070 
Session 2Oct15  - Dec 17  $50 -Section 7071 


Tue     2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.     Sendell  
Session 1:
Aug 20 - Oct 8   $90 -  Section 7072 
Session 2: Oct 15 - Dec 17   $90 -Section 7072 

Learning Croation
Learning Spanish

Learning Spanish

Sewing workshop