Special Interest Class Program

  The Special Interest Class Program offers quality classes to meet the needs and interests of the community. Classes are held at the Congresswoman Juanita Millender-McDonald Community Center, unless otherwise noted. For information on dates and times, call (310) 952-1775.
Class Schedule:
Fresh Flower Class/Basic - 469 (6 weeks)
Adults $50/Resident $55/Non-Resident
Join this exciting class of fresh flower design and take home a lovely centerpiece that you will have created yourself. Earn extra money by selling your own designs to friends and family. $10 fee each week for your fresh flowers.
Instructor: Oscar Guither
Tues/Thurs 6:00-8:00 p.m. Call for dates.

Balloon Decoration - 466 (2 weeks)
Adults $50/Resident $60/Non-Resident
This class is taught in English and Spanish. Have you ever stopped to wonder how many parties you go to in a year? The average person will attend over 500 parties in their lifetime. If you want to make money in your spare time or start your own balloon party planning business, this exciting and fun course will show you how to get started. Material fee is $25. Pre-registration is required. You will learn all the secrets of balloon design, including:
  • How to do arches
  • How to find your vendor
  • How to do balloon framing
  • How to generate business
  • How to do letters and numbers
  • Hot to cash in on the booming wedding market
  • How to do the bride and groom figures
  • How to do holiday designs
  • How to start up with little or no money
  • How to make up to $7,000 on Valentine's Day
  • How to earn $200 - $1,000 a week part-time
Instructor: Oskar Guillen
Tues/Thurs 6:00-8:00 p.m. Call for dates

Mexican Folk Dance - (Ongoing) Grupo Folklorico Faisan
10 years-Adults Class is free of charge
Grupo Folklorico Faisan is a non-profit organization that specializes in the art of Mexican Folklorico dancing. Students are taught the steps, history and skills of stage performing.
Instructor: Carmen Rodriguez
Mon 6:00-8:45 p.m. Continuous Veterans Park
Wed 6:00-8:45 p.m. Continuous Dominguez Park
Wed 6:00-8:45 p.m. Continuous Community Center

Belly Dance - 575 (4 weeks)
Adults $25/Resident  $30/Non-Resident
Belly dancing is a feminine and sensuous dance of ancient Eastern Mediterranean origin and includes the fundamentals of rib/hip, and stomach exercises.
Instructor: Lidia Lopez
Tues 6:30-7:30 p.m. Continuous

Zumba - 438 (5 weeks)
Adults $30/Resident $35/Non-Resident
This beginning/intermediate class incorporates exercise and dance.
Instructor: TBD
Tues/Thurs 6:30-7:30 p.m. Continuous

Qualifying for a Home Loan - 419 (1 day workshop)
Adults $15/Resident $20/Non-Resident
Class includes loan application, credit reporting and finding a lender. $5 material fee. Class must have 10 enrollees.
Instructor: TBD
Thurs 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Finding a Foreclosure Property - 419 (1 day workshop)
Adults $15/Resident $20/Non-Resident
Class includes how to find the listings, how to tell it is a foreclosure and how to use the Internet to locate foreclosures. $5 material fee. Class must have 10 enrollees.

Get Connected
Ages 14 and up
This informative class will teach you how to program any cell phone (including smart phones and Androids), how to get connected with social networking, how to use Twitter and Facebook, how to search the web for personal use, and how to enhance your business. $8 material fee.
Instructor: Shannon Vavao (T-Mobile Representative)
Tues 6:30-8:30 p.m. Call for dates.

Art Class (4 week) Registration
Adult $20/Resident $25/Non-Resident
Youth $15/Resident $20/Non-Resident
Learn the basics of art while creating fun projects. All ages welcome.
Instructor: Jose Pina
Wed 6:30-7:30 p.m. Call for dates.
Registration Information:
  • Register at the Community Services Division located at the Congresswoman Juanita Millender-McDonald Community Center at 801 East Carson Street, Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • All activities, times, dates, and instructors are subject to change by the Community Services Division.
  • All individuals registering for classes must reach the minimum age on or before the first class meeting.
  • Bring your receipt to your first class meeting. Please check information on your receipt for accuracy.



City Hall Contact

701 E Carson Street
Carson, CA 90745
(310) 830-7600, 7 AM - 6 PM
Monday - Thursday
24-hour automated: (310) 952-1700


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