Explore the Center's virtual workshops and ongoing classes offered over Zoom and on the Center's website! Whether it's on online cooking class, live fitness class to keep you moving, or our prerecorded genealogy course, there are plenty of online programs open to anyone, anywhere!

Upcoming Virtual Workshops and Programs

Take online crafts and cooking workshops with us!

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Upcoming Virtual Workshops and Events

All virtual workshops are recorded and posted to the Center's Past Virtual Programs Video Library page for future viewing by event registrants.

J-Chat Virtual Japanese Conversational Language Exchange
Sponsored by the JET Alumni Association of Northern California

(3rd Friday of each month)
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
$3 Center Members, $5 General Public
Free for JETAANC members with promo code
Connect via Zoom; meeting login and lesson materials provided upon registration

Registration full? E-mail programsevents@jcccnc.org to be placed on the session waitlist.


We are excited to bring you a brand new monthly program, J-Chat Virtual Japanese Conversational Language Exchange, sponsored by the JET Alumni Association of Northern California. This program provides beginning to advanced Japanese language learners a monthly space to improve conversational skills!

Each monthly session will begin with a brief Japanese language lesson for beginners and intermediate speakers taught by Japanese language professor Dr. Lisa Hofmann-Kuroda, followed by small group conversations assigned by skill level (beginning, intermediate and advanced), assisted by Japanese-speaking volunteer facilitators. Practice your conversational skills in Nihongo and connect online with other language learners from the community!

Monthly J-Chat Session Program

  • Short beginning and intermediate Japanese language lesson taught by Dr. Lisa Hofmann-Kuroda
  • Lesson materials provided in advance upon registration
  • Small breakout groups for conversation practice
  • Breakout groups assigned by skill level (beginner, intermediate and advanced)
  • Breakout groups led by Japanese-speaking volunteer facilitators

Volunteer Facilitators

We're looking for more J-Chat volunteer facilitators! Our maximum capacity and size of small breakout conversation groups will vary based on the number of volunteer facilitators registered for each session. Feel free to encourage any Japanese-speaking friends who are comfortable assisting beginning conversation groups and following lesson prompts to sign up as a volunteer facilitator. Volunteers must be available the 3rd Friday of the month from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Registration full? E-mail programsevents@jcccnc.org to be added directly as a volunteer facilitator.


Ongoing Virtual Classes

Senior Chair Aerobics with Kaeko on Zoom!

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Arts and Culture

Beyond Basic Art Virtual Class
Dates: Saturdays
Time: 10:00am-12:00pm
Location: Hybrid - Simultaneous Online and In-person Instruction
Fees: $30 Members / $40 Non-Member Monthly; $11 Members / $12 Non-Member Drop-In
Instructor: Richard Tokeshi 
This weekly art class is designed for both intermediate and advanced students and will allow participants the opportunity to explore new media, subject matter and ways of thinking.  This class will use basic drawing, painting concepts and subject matter, but will also look to expand participant’s artistic horizons.  The atmosphere of the class is very informal for creating art. 
Washi Ningyo

Dates: 3rd Saturday of the every month
Time: 10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
Location: Hybrid - Simultaneous Online and In-person Instruction
Fees: $30 Members / $40 Non-Members (includes materials)
Rochelle Lum and Yurie Nakamura

In our Washi Ningyo (Japanese paper doll) classes and workshops, you will learn how to transform traditional Japanese "washi" paper into your own beautiful 3-D dolls.

Please note that this class is intended for adults and is not suitable for children. Feel free to contact us at (415) 567-5505 or programsevents@jcccnc.org if you have any questions.

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Ito Yosakoi Dance Group
Date: Fridays
Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm
Location: Hybrid - Simultaneous Online and In-person Instruction
Instructor: Ito Yosakoi Dance Group
In-Person Member - Monthly: $25
In-Person Member - Drop In: $8
In-Person Non-Member - Monthly: $30
In-Person Non-Member - Drop In: $9
Virtual Member - Monthly: $12
Virtual Member - Drop In: $3
Virtual Non-Member - Monthly: $17
Virtual Non-Member - Drop In: 5

Join the Ito Yosakoi Dance Group's weekly classes to learn the lively, energetic dance style of Yosakoi dancing! Yosakoi dancing features choreographed group dances with traditional movements mixed with modern, uptempo music to make for a captivating dance style that is growing in popularity in Japan and abroad! No dance experience is necessary. Class members have the option of dancing with the class recreationally, or learning the group's repertoire to perform in public. We do a hybrid learning model, so you can join us either in-person at the Center or online via Zoom.

Martial Arts and Fitness


Senior Chair Aerobics with Kaeko on Zoom!
Dates: Thursdays
Time: 10:00am-10:45am
Location: Virtual Only
Fees: $4 Members / $5 Non-Members
Instructor: Kaeko Inori

Designed for seniors who want to build basic physical strength in a low-impact class. Students will use a chair to participate in exercises to increase flexibility, muscle coordination and strength. Classes end with a hands-on massage to relieve any lingering stress.




Chorale May

Dates: 2nd and 4th Tuesdays
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location:  Hybrid - Simultaneous Online and In-person Instruction
Fees: $25 Member Monthly / $31 Non-Member Monthly
Instructor: Ruriko Miura

Be part of an all male chorus group and sing a wide variety of songs, mainly in Japanese and English.

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Ukulele - Advanced

Dates: Thursdays
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Hybrid (In-Person and Via Zoom)
Fees: $50 Members / $70 General Public Monthly; $17 Members / $22 General Public Drop-In
Don Sadler

Emphasis of the class will be primarily on Hawaiian song traditions. Approach to playing the ukulele focuses on the basic chords and rhythmic strumming technique.
This class is open to all levels.

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Ukulele - Intermediate

Dates: Saturdays
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: Online (In-Person Instruction To Resume - Exact Date TBD)
Fees: $50 Members / $70 General Public Monthly; $17 Members / $22 General Public Drop-In
Instructor: Don Sadler

Designed for ukulele players who have prior experience. This class will focus on learning and reviewing chords, as well as songs and strumming patterns. (New students with no prior experience should participate in the Ukulele 101 workshop held twice a year to cover basics such as tuning, basic chords and techniques.)