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YSNN Zoom Talks

2021 YSNN Zoom Talk Videos

December 15:
YSNN Zoom Talks w/ Yakima CoffeeHouse Poets

December 1:
YSNN Zoom Talks w/ David Lynx of Larson Gallery

October 20:
YSNN Zoom Talks w/ John Baule and Jo Miles, The Gilded Age of Yakima

September 29:
YSNN Zoom Talks w/ Claire Carpenter, YVC Bio Instructor, Alphabet Soup-Updates on Covid-19

June 16:
YSNN Zoom Talks w/ Tammy Ayer of Yakima Herald Republic

June 2:
YSNN Zoom Talks w/ End of Life WA

May 19:
YSNN Zoom Talks w/ Claudia Steen, Master Gardener on raised bed gardening

May 5:
YSNN Zoom Talks w/ Yakima Valley Museum, Susan Duffin, Director of Development

April 7:
YSNN Zoom Talks w/ Mike Mullen- Internet scams and more

YSNN ZOOM TALK 3/31 w/ Brooke Creswell, How the Yakima Symphony got started..

March 17:
YSNN Zoom Talk 3/17   w/ Memorial Compass Care Nick Valadez on 5 Wishes

February 24:

YSNN Zoom Talk 2/24/21 Heidi Shaw  Heidi Shaw, Psychology Instructor, Yakima Valley College:  Chimpanzees and Sign Language: Making science accessible to all students.

February 3:
YSNN Zoom Talk 2/3/21 w/ Confluence ED, Colin Fogarty
Confluence: History, Living Cultures and Ecology along the Columbia River. Colin Fogarty – Executive Director, Confluence Project.

January 20:
YSNN Zoom Talk 1/20/2021 Sean Tait, Arborist: The Intelligence of Trees
Sean Tait,  Arborist: The Intelligence of on the Wind specializes in maintaining healthy trees and restoring damaged trees.

January 6
YSNN Zoom Talk 1/6/2021 Poet Dotty Armstrong and friends
Naches poet Dotty Armstrong will read from The Book of Common Poems, her Labyrinth poetry series chapbook, published by Yakima Coffeehouse Poets in September 2020.

2020 YSNN Zoom Talks

YSNN Zoom Talk with Story Share group, Holiday Stories

December 16th at 4:00 pm: “Let’s Talk About the Holidays” hosted by Ed Stover and Linda Brown from the Yakima and Selah Neighbors’ Network SToryShare group.  You’ll be hearing more soon about how you can share your story!

YSNN Zoom Talk 12/2 -Celisa Hopkins, Cowiche Conservancy
December 2nd at 4:00 pm: Cowiche Canyon Conservancy “Love this Land” -Executive Director Celisa Hopkins will give an overview of the organization and their work,  talk about recent projects,  and discuss the  impacts of covid on on the Conservancy and how they are adapting.


YSNN Zoom Talk 11/18 David Lynx, Larson Gallery
David Lynx- The 65th Central Washington Artists’ Exhibition and Latest Update on the Larson Gallery.

YSNN Zoom Talk 11/4/2020 with Steven Altmayer
Steven Altmayer, “Going Back to Culinary School at 57 and much more!”

YSNN Zoom Talk 10/28 Mt. St. Helens
Ray Yurkewycz, Executive Director of the Mount St. Helens Institute:Mount St Helens Reborn, Again: The natural and cultural history of the volcano, why it’s relevant in 2020, and how the Mount St. Helens Institute leverages the power of the PNW’s most active volcano.

YSNN Zoom Talks- 10/7 Claire Carpenter , Updates on COVID19
Clarire Carpenter teaches Biology at Yakima Valley College and she is back to present updates on the Biology of COVID19.

YSNN Zoom Talks- 9/30 David James-Monarch Butterfly
David James, Entomologist and Associate Professor at WSU Prosser will present “The Plight o the Monarch: How we can all help to bring the monarch butterfly back from the edge”.


YSNN Zoom Talk 9/23 Claudia Steen-Growing Berries
Growing Berries with Master Gardner Claudia Steen.


YSNN Zoom Talk 9/2 Cragg Gilbert PART ONE
YSNN Zoom Talk Cragg Gilbert 9/2 PART TWO
Cragg Gilbert “Why Central Washington is a good investment:
Yakima history from 17 million BC to today.


YSNN Zoom Talk 8/19 Culinary Herbs
Claudia Steen- Master Gardener, Culinary Herbs.

YSNN Zoom Talk 8/12 Orgins of Bipedalism
Eric Anderson-Anthropology Instructor of Yakima Valley College- “Orgins of Bipedalism: Locomotion on two legs- how did it happen?”

YSNN Zoom Talk 8/5 John Baule
John Baule; The History of Central Washington State Fair.

YSNN Zoom Talk 7/22/2020
Evolving Fibers and Forms:  Deborah Ann talks about her art and process.


Dr. Maria Verduzco from Central WA Family Medicine.


YSNN Zoom Talk 7/8 Bird Songs

Yakima Yard Birds, their Calls and Songs with Andy Stepniewski.


YSNN Zoom Talk 7/1 Biology of Covid-19
The Biology of COVID19- Claire Carpenter teaches Biology at Yakima Valley College.

YSNN Zoom Talks – 6/17/2020
Lucianne Phillips: What have we Learned from COVID19 about disaster preparedness and being more resilient? 

Balance Classes

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Balance Class

YSNN Balance Class via Zoom Mondays at 9am: *Basic level balance class. Must be pre-approved by instructor. Call 509-853-1917 for more information.

Balance Class w/ Karen 4/17/23

Balance class w/ Barb 1/9/2023

Balance Class w Barb 6/6/22

YSNN Balance Class, Mondays at 9am via zoom: Lead by retired physical therapist and member, this class offers a practical and fun approach to building our balance stamina while we go at our own pace, and gradually build up to the repetitions that help us improve our balance, pushing ourselves to gain strength, but respecting our limits.  This class is not recommended for anyone who depends on a walker or a cane for balance, or is experiencing vertigo or dizziness. All participants should modify the exercises to meet their needs and abilities.

Workshop Videos

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Simply Living

Deborah Ann and Mary Lou Rozdilsky hosted three lighthearted sessions on ZOOM to share ideas on how to simplify our lives and not get overloaded with “stuff.”

Click here for: Simply Living-Downsizing Resources

Click here for: Some ideas regarding decluttering

Emergency Planning 101 Sessions on Zoom

If you have thought about but not acted on Emergency Preparedness, this SERIES is for you!

Come to the first of four sessions where we will describe our plan to work together to actually be prepared for an emergency by the end of May! We’ll move together from thinking to doing basic planning and have a few laughs in between!

This is a 4 session series and it is important to come, if you can, by the second session for continuity. We will post videos of our Series Sessions on our website and may revisit the series at a later date.

March 24 – Session One

April 14 – Emergency Planning 101 for YSNN – Session Two

April-28 – Emergency Planning 101 for YSNN – Session Three

May 12 – Emergency Planning 101 for YSNN – Session Four

A ZOOM invitation will be emailed after 12 pm on the day of the presentation. Please write down the Meeting ID and Passcode, you will need them to join the presentation.

Call 509-853-1917 if you have questions about Zoom or the program.

Watch the videos of Emergency Planning 101 sessions below on YouTube

Tech Tips on Zoom

Our goals is to make challenges with your devices more simple, less frustrating.

Click on links below for past handouts:

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