Walnut Creek Guide to Arts + Rec Summer 2014
Civic Arts Education and Walnut Creek Recreation course catalog for the City of Walnut Creek.
VOLUME N o 10 SUMMER 2014 ? NEE D O! T O PH Need New Pic!! CIVIC ARTS EDUCATION Arts, Adventures, and Academics Summer Camp, June 23-July 25. See page 9. Scholarships available now! Children, adults, and seniors encouraged to apply, see page 31. RECREATION Summer registration begins May 5. Summer Camps Galore! Including cooking for kids, science and tech, sports, and more.... Picnic areas available for reservations, see page 47. Get ready for the Celebration of the Century! Together we create a better community through services that strengthen heart, mind and body. Walnut Creek will mark the 100th anniversary of incorporation on October 21, 2014. Look for an entire year of festivities to honor our past, celebrate our present, and set the tone for the next 100 years to come! A Centennial Celebration Steering Committee, chaired by community leaders Steve and Mackenzie Lesher, is busy coming up with community-friendly ways to mark this momentous occasion, with the “100 Ways to Celebrate the 100th.” Three of those 100 ways are unique Signature Events created just for the Centennial year. They include: School Year Preschool offered at three locations! A school year program is offered at Fine Arts Preschool at the Shadelands Art Center, Heather Farm and Civic Park Preschools. Our programs offer well-rounded, safe and nurturing environments that are developmentally ageappropriate with a focus on developing the “whole child.” The programs serve children from 24 to 66 months, offering hands-on learning through play. Expanding social/emotional, physical and cognitive development, using both an integrated and project based curriculum, provides a “child-centered” approach to learning that makes for an exciting, dynamic learning environment. We are currently taking registrations for all preschools. These popular programs fill fast so call or visit soon to secure a place for your child. Scholarships are available for low and moderate income families. Visit www.arts-ed.org or call 925.943.5846 for more information Centennial Heritage Day Saturday, May 17, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Borges Ranch Centennial Birthday Festival Saturday, October 18, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Shadelands Ranch Museum Fourth of July Concert & Ice Cream Social Friday, July 4, 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. Civic Park In addition to three Signature Events, the Centennial Committee is partnering with community groups to put a “centennial twist” on at least 97 events already in the works. Let’s make 2014 a year to remember! For the latest Centennial information, visit www.walnutcreek100.com. HEALTHY WALNUT CREEK FESTIVAL AND SKATEBOARD COMPETITION! Come see a showcase of the wide variety of healthy opportunities offered by the Arts, Recreation, and Community Services Department and its partners that enable our community to obtain and maintain healthy hearts, minds and bodies. Class demos, vendors, give-aways, guest speakers, raffle prizes, WCPD Canine Unit, safety seat inspections, and more! Healthy fun for all! Saturday, August 23, 2014, SAVE TH 9am-12pm, Heather Farm Park E DATE For more information, please visit www.WalnutCreekRec.org Arts CERAMICS & SCULPTURE 6-9 Youth | Adult | DRAWING, PAINTING & PRINTMAKING 10-17 Youth | Adult | DIGITAL MEDIA & PHOTOGRAPHY 18-19 Youth | Adult | JEWELRY 20 Youth | Adult | GLASS 20-21 Youth | Adult | DECORATIVE & FIBER ARTS 22-23 Youth | Adult | MUSIC 24-26 Youth | Adult | DANCE 27-29 Youth | Adult | DRAMA 30 Youth | Exhibition CALENDAR 30 FRIENDS OF CIVIC ARTS EDUCATION FOUNDATION 31-33 preschool 2 Rec HEALTH & FITNESS 36-40 Youth | Adults | Adults 50+ | DOG/PET CARE 40 Adults | MARTIAL ARTS 41 Youth | PERSONAL ENRICHMENT 42-43 Youth |Adults | Adults 50+ | FOOD & COOKING 44-45 Adults | kids COOKING camps 45 Youth | SOCIAL DANCE 46-47 Youth | Adults | Adults 50+ | SPORTS 48-49, 56 Youth | Adults | campS 50-53 SCIENCE & TECHNology 53-54 Youth | Adults | 53 MARTIAL ARTS Youth | Adults | SPORTS camps 54-56 Youth | Adults | FOOD & COOKING 54-55 Youth | Adults | SPECIALIZED RECREATION 57 Youth | Adults DOG/PET CARE| 40 Adults | Personal Enrichment Camps 57-58 Youth | 48-49, 56 SPORTS Youth | Adults | SCIENCE & TECHNology camps 59-62 Youth | 50-53 campS Youth | Adults | AQUATICS 63-69 Youth | Adults | Adults SPORTS camps 54-56 50+ | Youth | Adults | TENNIS 70-71 Youth | Adults | Adults 50+ | AQUATICS 63-69 Youth | Adults | Adults 50+ | adults 50+ 73-77 Adults 50+ | + more OPEN SPACE 78-79 GOLF 72 facility rentals 82 REGISTRATION 80-81 Lesher center for the arts 83 PRESCHOOL 2 Need New Pic! 4 (925)938-7529 | www.WalnutCreekRec.org Civic Arts Education One of Northern California’s largest community arts education programs, the city’s CAE programs reach over 8,000 students of all ages and backgrounds each year with 130 artists providing 600 classes, workshops, master classes, year-long programs, performances, exhibits, art sales and events. The mission is to create engaging arts opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds that instruct, inspire and ignite. CERAMICS & SCULPTURE 6-7 6-9 9 Youth Adult Open Studio DRAWING, PAINTING AND PRINTMAKING 10-13 Youth 13-17 Adult 17 Open Studio DIGITAL MEDIA & PHOTOGRAPHY 18 Youth 18-19 Adult JEWELRY 20 20 GLASS 20 21 Youth Adult Youth Adult DECORATIVE & FIBER ARTS 22 Youth 22-23 Adult MUSIC 24-26 Youth 26 DANCE 27-29 Youth 29 DRAMA 30 Youth EXHIBITION/EVENT CALENDAR 30 FRIENDS OF CIVIC ARTS EDUCATION 31-33 PRESCHOOL 2 Adult Adult www.WalnutCreekRec.org | (925)938-7529 5 Ceramics & Sculpture Ceramics & Sculpture CERAMICS & SCULPTURE Ann Henderson Ellen Sachtschale AGES 4-6 AGES 8-12 Clay Play Come explore the wonderful world of clay, one of the most versatile and forgiving mediums. It is a great introduction for young creative minds with or without clay experience. Build imaginary worlds filled with animals, a place for them to live; flowers, trees, or a swimming pool! Learn a variety of techniques: pinch, coil, slab, squeeze. INSTRUCTOR : Rana Nassar LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $89: 8 classes Clay Works A great opportunity for older children who haven’t had a lot or any experience working with clay to explore this versatile medium. Focus on learning basic hand-building skills such as scoring, using slip, coil building, using molds and glazing. We’ll make functional bowls, plates and mugs, animals and birdhouses. INSTRUCTOR : Rana Nassar LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $102: 8 classes Class 25482 3:45pm-4:45pm 6/23-8/11 AGES 8-12 Mon 5:00pm-6:30pm 6/23-8/11 Class 25480 Mon AGES 6-8 Air Dry Clay Sculpture Like immediate results when working with clay? This class explores a self-hardening clay medium which doesn’t require a kiln. The polymer clay comes in a variety of colors and is easily shaped and formed. Once the sculpture is completed, it can be baked in an oven, giving it a ceramic like finish. Projects include whimsical creatures, free-form sculpture, and more. We’ll also do elements of jewelry making such as beads and bracelets. INSTRUCTOR : Karen Kelly LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center $83: 6 classes Clay: Handbuilding with Wheelthrowing Great class for students with clay experience. Work on your handbuilding skills using soft slabs, coils and pinch pots. Students will learn the basics of throwing on the electric pottery wheel from centering to making simple pots. Prerequisite: must have taken Clay Play or have clay experience with knowledge of handbuilding techniques. INSTRUCTOR : Rana Nassar LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $125: 8 classes Class 25481 7/8-8/12 Tue 3:30pm-5:30pm 6/24-8/12 Class 25644 6 Tue 1:30pm-3:00pm (925)943-5846 | www.Arts-Ed.org Ceramics & Sculpture A D U LT Ceramics Learn to wheel throw or handbuild basic ceramic forms. Decorating, glazing and firing techniques will be covered. Emphasis on developing a personal sense of form using sound fundamental skills. Prerequisites: For all Int/Adv classes student must be able to center and throw a simple cylinder and bowl form. Note: It is highly recommended that all beginning students attend first class. Ceramics (Int/Adv) INSTRUCTOR : James Newton $171: 8 classes LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios Class 25438 Wed 7:00pm-10:00pm 6/25-8/13 Ceramics (Beg/Int) INSTRUCTOR : Lynne Meade $171: 8 classes Ceramics (Beg/Int) INSTRUCTOR : Coreen Abbott $171: 8 classes Class 25436 Mon 9:00am-12:00pm 6/23-8/11 Class 25441 Thu 7:00pm-10:00pm 6/26-8/14 Ceramics (Int/Adv) INSTRUCTOR : Lynne Meade $171: 8 classes Ceramics (Beg/Int) INSTRUCTOR : Lesley Jensen $171: 8 classes Class 25437 Mon 1:00pm-4:00pm 6/23-8/11 Class 25449 Thu 1:00pm-4:00pm 6/26-8/14 Ceramics (Int/Adv) INSTRUCTOR : Bruno Kark $171: 8 classes Ceramics (Beg-Adv) INSTRUCTOR : Roger Yee $171: 8 classes Class 25439 Tue 7:00pm-10:00pm 6/24-8/12 Class 25440 No class 7/5 Sat 9:00am-12:00pm 6/21-8/16 AGES 12-17 A D U LT Teen Clay: Wheelthrowing/Handbuilding Beginning to intermediate instruction on the electric potterâ€™s wheel. Instruction and creative opportunity for handbuilding techniques and projects as well. $35 supply fee ($15 tool kit if needed and $20 bag of clay). INSTRUCTOR : Ellen Sachtschale LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios $125: 8 classes $35 supply fee ($15 tool kit if needed and $20 bag of clay). Alternative Firing Techniques (Int/Adv) Exploration of sagger, raku, sawdust and pit firing. Decorating and forming techniques for each process will be covered, including both hand building and wheel throwing techniques. Also included is a historical reference to Native American Indian and Mexican pottery. One additional class session on Wed 7/30 will be a full day at the beach doing a pit firing. Prerequisite: At least one quarter of ceramics. INSTRUCTOR : Lesley Jensen LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios $207: 7 classes Class 25443 Class 25444 Wed Thu 4:30pm-6:30pm 4:30pm-6:30pm 6/25-8/13 6/26-8/14 Class 25448 Mon Wed 7:00pm-10:00pm All day 6/23-8/4 7/30 Scholarships available! Go to http://www.friendsartsed.org/Scholarships.html for more information. www.Arts-Ed.org | (925)943-5846 7 Ceramics & Sculpture A D U LT Intro to Sculpture More fully understand the process of working with clay and constructing sculpted ceramic objects from functional to figurative. Investigate broad artistic concepts like abstraction, representation, form and/or narrative through building demonstrations, image presentations and our own explorations in the studio. Techniques include pinch, slab, coil and solid handbuilding methods. Surface texture and treatments both ceramic and nontraditional also addressed. No wheel work will be taught. INSTRUCTOR : Chris Kanyusik LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios $176: 8 classes Class 25445 Class 25446 Tue Tue 9:00am-12:00pm 1:00pm-4:00pm 6/24-8/12 6/24-8/12 Coreen Abbott A D U LT A D U LT Pottery Making for Raku Firing (Int/Adv) Raku is a low-firing process. Preheated ware is put into a hot kiln with tongs, then withdrawn and usually heavily smoked. First half of class will focus on forms and techniques in making both handbuilt and wheel thrown objects that work well with the Raku firing process and demos of glaze application, use of resists and terra sigillata. Second half of class will focus on firing of work. Note: Students participate in the firing process and must be physically able to pull their own work from kiln. It is advisable that students provide their own gloves and tongs which are also available in the studio for purchase. No registration permitted after second class. LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios INSTRUCTOR : James Newton $184: 7 classes Sodium Vapor (Int/Adv) Emphasis on ceramic work for high-fire salt kiln, to be stacked with kiln shelves. Students participate in loading and unloading of kilns. INSTRUCTOR : Roger Yee LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios $207: 8 classes Class 25447 Wed 9:00am-12:00pm 6/25-8/13 A D U LT Garden Vessels and Expressive Totems (Int/Adv) Create a fantastical garden of voluptuous vessels and totems that express your unique personality. Totems will include large tactile beads, sculptural elements and journalistic pieces that are all about you. Class will include one-of-a-kind planters, birdbaths, mushroom sculptures and more. Instructorâ€™s bulbous textured slab techniques will be demonstrated in the garden vessel portion of this class. INSTRUCTOR : Ellen Sachtschale Class 25452 No class 7/4 Fri 9:00am-12:00pm 6/27-8/15 INSTRUCTOR : Coreen Abbott $184: 7 classes Class 25451 No class 7/4 Fri 7:00pm-10:00pm 6/27-8/15 LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios $171: 8 classes Class 25450 Ceramics studio information Thu 9:00am-12:00pm 6/26-8/14 Studio use is for instruction and other learning. Work produced or fired in the Civic Arts Ed Ceramics Studio may not be sold except through the Clay Arts Guild and Civic Arts Education. No work produced outside of classes or open studio will be fired. Class and workshop fees include firing. Clay must be purchased in class. Tools and tool kits may be purchased in the studio. Wheel chair accessible electric potterâ€™s wheel available. Scholarships available! Go to http://www.friendsartsed.org/Scholarships.html for more information. 8 (925)943-5846 | www.Arts-Ed.org CERAMICS & SCULPTURE Ceramics & Sculpture A D U LT A D U LT Open Studio Ceramics Open Studio provides up to 30 hours per week of supervised studio time for currently enrolled ceramics and sculpture students to enhance and share skills and knowledge. Hours may be adjusted at City of Walnut Creek’s discretion. Studio is closed on all legal City holidays. Check current Open Studio hours posted in studio. No instruction is provided. Student must purchase clay in the studio and provide own tools. Glazes, firing and use of studio equipment are included in the fee. Clay Arts Guild members qualify for discounted open studio fee and other benefits. Studio use is strictly for non-commercial learning purposes. LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios $107 $67: Walnut Creek Clay Arts Guild Members NEW | Handbuilding and the Potter’s Wheel Explore the use of the potter’s wheel to change the shape of coils and slabs into plates, platters, bowls and other functional forms. Thrown forms will be taken off the wheel and manipulated on the hand building table to create one of a kind trays, vases, square and oval baking dishes and more. This is a great introduction to working with clay for the beginner and a great class for the student who only uses the potter’s wheel or only hand builds but is not versed in both methods of working in clay. INSTRUCTOR : James Newton LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios $171: 5 classes Class 25730 Mon-Fri 3:30pm-6:30pm 8/18-8/22 Class 25442 No class 7/4 4:00pm-7:00pm 6/23-8/16 A D U LT A D U LT NEW | Functional Teapots Teapots are the epitome of ceramics, incorporating a wide range of skills from making spouts, lids and handles to understanding the rules of construction for effective function. There is a broad range of creative license when designing a teapot. Learn the fundamentals of teapot construction and try your hand at creating your own. INSTRUCTOR : Ann Henderson LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios $141: 2 classes NEW | Sharpening Your Throwing Skills and Enhancing Your Forms Are you often lost when you sit at the potter’s wheel and don’t know what to make? Have you been throwing pots for years and feel like your skills have flattened out? Do you feel like your pots are really heavy? Then this workshop is for you. Learn to advance and refine your pottery skills in this 5-day intensive workshop. You will learn to alter shapes that you have made on the potter’s wheel, as well as throwing larger forms. Be ready to push yourself and your pots. INSTRUCTOR : Roger Yee LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios $271: 5 classes Class 25460 Sat-Sun 10:00am-4:00pm 8/23-8/24 Class 25579 Mon-Fri 10:00am-3:00pm 8/18-8/22 Arts, Adventures and Academics Summer Camp 2014 June 23 - July 25 New: 2-, 3- & 5-week options! For more than 30 years, Arts, Adventures and Academics has brought the benefits of high-quality arts education to 1st through 9th graders. Our unique camp brings credentialed teachers and working artists together to give kids exposure to a rich and diverse arts learning experience. Your child could choose to make a short film, do claymation, create glass art, learn world drumming, bake from scratch, build a catapult, learn to draw a portrait, do improv comedy, and much, much more!! Classes are from 9:30am–12:30pm at Walnut Creek Intermediate Visit www.arts-ed.org or call (925) 943-5846 Full day campers go on to Heather Farm for afternoons packed full of engaging adventures that include: swimming, games, and field trips. www.Arts-Ed.org | (925)943-5846 9 Drawing, Painting & Printmaking DRAWING, PAINTING & PRINTMAKING AGES 6-8 Cartooning: Basic Drawing Skills Learn the basic drawing skills needed to create cartoon characters and stories that are the foundation of successful cartooning. Expressive faces and bodies in action will be explored, along with creative viewpoints and settings. Media include pencil, pen and ink, brush painting, markers and watercolor. Repeating students will have opportunity to create and work on projects with instructor. INSTRUCTOR : Tim Hancock LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center $77: 8 classes Class 25488 Tue 3:30pm-4:30pm 6/24-8/12 AGES 6-8 Creative Nature: Draw/Paint Animals & Natural Objects Emphasis on encouraging each child’s unique self-expression as Leslie Wilson AGES 4-6 they discover the beauty found in natural forms. Work on skills necessary to draw animals and natural objects using a variety of techniques. Through playful use of tempera, pastels, watercolors and colored pencils, students observe and draw plants and animals from the Lindsay Museum (taxidermy). Completion of Primary Colors or a similar art class recommended. INSTRUCTOR : Karen Kelly LOCATION Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center $65: 6 classes I Can Do It Art Studio art instruction for older preschool children. Young artists use their imaginations and learn new skills to create their own works of art. Lots of art materials to explore: paints, clay, wood, chalk, pens, etc., as they draw, paint, and explore new media. A wonderful class for developing creativity and confidence. Activities change each quarter. INSTRUCTOR : Rana Nassar LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center $89: 8 classes Class 25471 Fri 4:00pm-5:00pm 7/11-8/15 AGES 6-8 Class 25483 Class 25484 Wed Wed 1:30pm-2:30pm 2:45pm-3:45pm 6/25-8/13 6/25-8/13 Kids’ Sketch: An Introduction to Drawing ‘Drawing is the art of taking a line for a walk.’--Paul Klee. Learn the fundamentals of drawing and sketching including: line, texture, contour, simple perspective and composition. Projects include still lifes, landscapes, cityscapes, all of which serve to expose students to work in pencil, colored pencil, marker and charcoal. Ideal for students with little or no formal drawing experience to discover the sheer fun and satisfaction of drawing. Children repeating this class will have extended projects that provide further independent growth and development in the medium. INSTRUCTOR : Sue Scott LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center $77: 8 classes AGES 5-7 Primary Colors: Early Elementary Art Studio art for primary school age children. Drawing, painting and sculpting techniques as children explore the basic design concepts of line, shape, color, texture and more. Sculpture and collage projects included. Completion of ‘I Can Do it Art’ recommended. Children repeating this class will complete extended projects that provide further independent growth and development. INSTRUCTOR : Sue Scott LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $77: 8 classes Class 25477 6/25-8/13 Mon 3:30pm-4:30pm 6/23-8/11 Class 25478 10 Wed 3:30pm-4:30pm (925)943-5846 | www.Arts-Ed.org Drawing, Painting & Printmaking AGES 5-10 Summer Art Camps Join us for one or more of our creative arts adventures at the Shadelands Art Center. Songs and music are the inspiration this year for our theme-based arts sessions. Let the musical themes inspire you to create new worlds by painting, acting and making special music. We will explore all of the creative art forms, but it’s up to you to imagine how each of these worlds should look, sound and feel. Bring both snacks and a lunch plus drink each day. Wear comfortable clothes. INSTRUCTOR : Lisa Taft LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $220: 5 classes “Down by the Sea” What kind of “waterful” world can you create? What kind of creatures live near and under your sea? On the beach--crabs, turtles or sun bathers? What’s on the water--ships, surfers or pirates? What’s under the water-whales or merpeople? You get to decide and create these things by drawing, painting and sculpting. Later in the day use your acting and music skills to make your sea come to life. Class 24690 Mon-Fri 9:00am-3:00pm 7/28-8/1 “Up, Up and Away” Outer space is the perfect place to see and make wonderful and beautiful things. How will you travel up and away? Will you make a plane, a rocket, a special bird, a magic carpet or a hot air balloon? What type of world will you visit in the sky? A plant with aliens? A magical kingdom? We will be drawing, painting and sculpting something to travel in and our special land in the sky. Later you can become the creatures of this land and sing their songs. Class 24692 Mon-Fri 9:00am-3:00pm 8/11-8/15 “Over in the Meadow . . .” The meadow is full of life and we are going to have fun creating and making animals and plants that live in our world. Does your meadow have rabbits? Snakes? Turtles? Bees? Flowers? Or trees? We will learn how to protect our meadow life through recycling and making creatures from recycled materials. In the afternoon decide how to act out meadow life. What kind of music will you make in your meadow? Class 24691 Mon-Fri 9:00am-3:00pm 8/4-8/8 “Somewhere over the Rainbow” If you could fly over the rainbow, what kind of world would you find? What type of creatures would live there? Make your own special kingdom through different art techniques and materials to create this world. Will you make a castle with magical creatures? Will you make a place where all the creatures are made from food? What kind of music will they have in this world and how will these creatures act? Class 24693 Mon-Fri 9:00am-3:00pm 8/18-8/22 AGES 6-8 AGES 8-12 Paint Box Open the paint box and find a world where your imagination will lead you to discover new and exciting ways to use paints. Use tempera, acrylic and watercolor paints combined with drawing to develop a sense of composition, color and design. Learn more about creating depth in your paintings, reducing complex subjects to a simpler form and creating texture with pattern and repetition. Students repeating this class will complete extended projects that provide further independent growth and development in the medium. INSTRUCTOR : Sue Scott LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center $77: 8 classes The Comics: Advanced Cartooning & Character Design Learn to design and create your very own characters, comics and concept art. This class is perfect for students looking to improve their overall drawing skills while also being encouraged to use their imagination and develop something unique. This fun and informative hands-on art class will cover figure and gesture drawing, anatomy, heads and hands, expressions, emotions, and perspective! We will also study cartoons from the different popular genres and styles of art from video games, Manga, Pixar, to stopmotion animation. INSTRUCTOR : Tim Hancock LOCATION Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center Class 25476 Mon 4:45pm-5:45pm 6/23-8/11 $96: 8 classes Class 25487 Tue 4:45pm-6:15pm 6/24-8/12 11 www.Arts-Ed.org | (925)943-5846 Drawing, Painting & Printmaking make your mark Make Your Mark kicks off Fall 2014. Acceptance is through a portfolio review process. Contact Doug Rowe at (925) 943-5899 ext. 2471 for more information. AGES 8-12 Acrylic & Oil Painting Studio For students who have had some painting experience and are interested in learning to paint with oil paint (water-based) and/or further explore acrylic paint. Color mixing, light, form, texture and composition will be explored. Completion of Paint Box or a similar art class recommended. INSTRUCTOR : Karen Kelly LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center AGES 8-12 $187: 12 classes $10 supply fee due at first class The Natural World: A Beginning Art Class for Older Children This class is for older students beginning to explore the visual arts, providing an opportunity to explore one’s creativity and selfexpression through a variety of mediums. Students will learn selfconfidence in their creative expressions along with art vocabulary, the tools and techniques of basic design, and experiences looking at art. Collaborative learning through group projects will also be part of the curriculum. The natural world is the inspiration with the goals being skill development, basic design knowledge and certainly fun! INSTRUCTOR : Peter Brown LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $60: 4 classes $15 supply fee due at first class Class 25472 Tue, Thu 3:15pm-5:15pm 7/8-8/14 AGES 11-17 Teen Drawing & Painting For young artists interested in taking their drawing and painting to a higher level. Explore a variety of subjects, developing an understanding of form, composition, line, light/shadow, perspective and color. Students may work at the easel, initially focusing on basic techniques, then moving on to more complex projects. Student exposure to a variety of mediums including acrylics, pastels, charcoal pencil and watercolor. Continuing students receive individual help in their areas of interest and medium of their choice. INSTRUCTOR : Patsy Taylor LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center $117: 8 classes $15 supply fee due at first class Class 25581 Tue 10:30am-12:30pm 6/24-7/15 AGES 8-12 Class 25475 Tue 4:15pm-6:15pm 6/24-8/12 Tinkering/Found Object Assemblage Tinkering is what happens when you try something you don’t quite know how to do, guided by whim, imagination and curiosity. When you tinker, there are no instructions--but there are also no failures, no right or wrong ways of doing things. We’ll use real wood, real hand tools and your imagination to create contraptions that roll, float and move. Our process will start with a doodle, a brainstorm of ideas, and deal with challenges, design and construction of individual projects. INSTRUCTOR : Sue Scott LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $96: 8 classes AGES 12-18 NEW | Sumi-e Painting for Teens This course is for middle and high school students interested in exploring the art of Japanese brush painting. Explore different brush strokes that make you aware of the world around you and capture the spirit of the subject you are painting. Learn basic techniques and elements essential to the practice of sumi-e painting. Demonstrations and individual help will be available. INSTRUCTOR : Fumiyo Yoshikawa LOCATION Civic Park Preschool, Park Place $102: 6 classes $15 supply fee due at first class Class 25479 12 Wed 4:45pm-6:15pm 6/25-8/13 Class 25586 Mon 1:00pm-3:00pm 6/23-7/28 (925)943-5846 | www.Arts-Ed.org Drawing, Painting & Printmaking A G E S 1 4 & up A D U LT Young Adult Drawing & Painting For the serious art student focused on learning core traditional skills in drawing and painting. Complete projects in still life, landscape, figure and portrait. Students encouraged to bring portfolio requirements (AP Studio Arts) if relevant to their needs. Projects individualized for personal development if necessary. Figure and portrait will be completed using photo references. A sketchbook for notes is a plus; interest and dedication required; skills will be taught. INSTRUCTOR : Patsy Taylor LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center $143: 8 classes $15 supply fee due at first class Drawing: Sketching & Rendering Learn to draw quickly, accurately and with confidence. Learning how to reduce objects down to their basic shapes and forms and sketching them on to paper will be the focus of this class. Topics include still life, composition, texture, basic perspective, shading along with landscape and figurative themes. Students should bring paper, pencils, ruler and eraser to class. Beginners welcome. INSTRUCTOR : Mark Jezierny LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center $127: 7 classes Class 25643 No class 7/4 Fri 6:30pm-9:30pm 6/27-8/15 Class 25489 Tue 1:00pm-4:00pm 6/24-8/12 A D U LT A D U LT Art Workshop This course is for those who have never taken an art course or who feel that they are lacking in the basic fundamentals of various art applications. For intermediate and advanced students who would like to explore in depth the medium of their choice. Topics may include color theory, composition, light and shadow, perspective, various drawing and painting techniques, use of artistâ€™s materials along with brief information on artists past and present. INSTRUCTOR : Mark Jezierny LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center $143: 8 classes NEW | Perspective Drawing This class is designed for those who have never taken an art course all the way to the experienced artist who wants to learn about perspective drawing. Topics include one, two and three point perspective, drawing shapes, grids, stairs, dividing surfaces into equal parts, buildings, reflections and calculating cast shadows with natural and artificial lighting. With knowledge of perspective, students no longer need to guess if something in their drawing or painting is correct anymore. INSTRUCTOR : Mark Jezierny LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $143: 8 classes Class 25504 Wed 1:00pm-4:00pm 6/25-8/13 Class 25506 Wed 9:00am-12:00pm 6/25-8/13 A D U LT A D U LT All About Drawing: Classical & Contemporary This course is for beginners and continuing artist students who want to enrich their artwork with an intense focus on the joy of drawing. Whether you are a mark maker and love doodling imaginary images or someone who finds great satisfaction in rendering a form accurately with great detail, this course is for you. Work with a variety of black and white media: graphite, graphite powder, charcoal, pen and ink, and sharpies. Combine observational study with projects targeting personal invention. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org. INSTRUCTOR : Mira M White LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $143: 8 classes Drawing & Painting: Intro to Different Mediums Have you always wanted to draw and/or paint but feel that you donâ€™t know enough to get started? Do you want to try a new medium before purchasing products? Core skills taught while exposing you to a wide variety of techniques and mediums, including charcoal, pastels, acrylics, oils and watercolor. A fun class with lots of exposure to techniques and tools with a focus on expanding in the direction of your choice. INSTRUCTOR : Patsy Taylor LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center $143: 8 classes $25 supply fee due at first class Class 25500 6/26-8/14 Wed 6:30pm-9:30pm 6/25-8/13 Class 25498 Thu 9:00am-12:00pm www.Arts-Ed.org | (925)943-5846 13 Drawing, Painting & Printmaking A D U LT Watercolor Painting (Int/Adv) Explore watercolor to its fullest with emphasis upon learning a direct painting process, incorporating elements and principles of design, and your own creative vision to make exciting watercolor paintings. Bring reference materials and painting materials. Demonstrations, coaching and critiques as needed. INSTRUCTOR : Leslie Wilson LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $143: 8 classes Class 25496 No class 8/6 Wed 2:00pm-5:00pm 6/25-8/20 $127: 7 classes Class 25495 Fri 1:00pm-4:00pm 6/27-8/22 No class 7/4, 8/8 A D U LT Monday Morning Painting Mira M. White A D U LT Primary focus is on the development of each studentâ€™s personal style in painting. Classes will alternate with short demos, reviews, challenges and end-of-class critiques. All painting styles and subject matter are acceptable but focus will be on oil and acrylics. Lessons focus on still-life and landscape. Work is primarily from photo references. Bring supplies for the medium of your choice. Beginners with absolutely no knowledge of paints should consider Drawing & Painting: Intro to Different Mediums as a prerequisite. INSTRUCTOR : Patsy Taylor LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center $143: 8 classes Stunning Soft Pastels This class is for adventurous beginners and continuing artists who want to introduce fresh visual elements into drawings and paintings. One of the amazing qualities of the soft pastel medium is its versatility, which combines well with watercolor, acrylics, oils and all drawing media (colored pencils, graphite, charcoal, marking pens and ink). Traditional and innovative processes will be covered. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org. INSTRUCTOR : Mira M White LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $127: 7 classes Class 25501 Mon 9:00am-12:00pm 6/23-8/11 A D U LT Class 25497 Tue 1:00pm-4:00pm 6/24-8/12 No class 7/29 Night Painting: Oil & Acrylics (Beg-Adv) Using still life and photo references both as inspiration and learning tool, students will be introduced to a variety of subjects while concentrating on learning and reinforcing the fundamentals of painting: drawing, composition, color, and brushwork. Classes will include a variety of short demos, warm-ups, skills reviews, challenges and end of class critiques. Bring supplies and be prepared to paint in medium of your choice. Beginners with no knowledge of paints or painting should consider Drawing & Painting: Intro to Different Mediums a prerequisite. INSTRUCTOR : Patsy Taylor LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center $143: 8 classes A D U LT Enjoy Watercolor (Beg/Int) Learn the pure and simple techniques of watercolor in this class for beginners and intermediates. Demonstrations each class on using watercolor transparently, layered, textured and more. Individual instruction and critique. Materials discussed at first class. INSTRUCTOR : Patricia Strout LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $111: 6 classes Class 25564 14 Tue 9:00am-12:00pm 6/24-7/29 Class 25502 Thu 6:30pm-9:30pm 6/26-8/14 (925)943-5846 | www.Arts-Ed.org Drawing, Painting & Printmaking A D U LT A D U LT Painting (Int/Adv) This class is for students with some prior painting experience. Topics include color theory, composition, brush and palette knife techniques, creating atmosphere and textural effects, developing your own style, use of painting media and various other painting applications and techniques. Students may work in any style they choose (from abstraction to realism) and in any paint media. Students may bring in unfinished artwork to resolve any conflicts that they may have. INSTRUCTOR : Mark Jezierny LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center $143: 8 classes Figure Painting Like the Old Masters Learn the techniques of Titian and other old masters. Using oils (preferred) or acrylics, we will work through the processes of underpainting, grisaille, layering and glazing to achieve a beautiful and timeless three-dimensionality. Previous experience drawing the figure recommended. Previous experience with paint is helpful but not necessary. Come to first class with materials, ready to work. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org. INSTRUCTOR : Jody Mattison LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center $180: 8 classes Class 25493 9:00am-12:00pm 6/24-8/12 A D U LT Thu 9:00am-12:00pm 6/26-8/14 Class 25505 Tue A D U LT Figure Drawing Quick gesture sketches and longer poses train your eye to observe and render the human form. Learn to use blocking, foreshortening, value shapes and other techniques to enhance your drawing skills. Beginners bring vine charcoal, drawing board and 18x24 rough newsprint to first class. Supplies and materials discussed in class. Experienced students bring own supplies. Undraped models used; teens may be admitted with permission of parent and instructor. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org. INSTRUCTOR : Jody Mattison LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center $162: 7 classes Abstract & Non-objective Painting (Acrylics) Artists of all disciplines come and explore abstract art, pure form on the painted surface. Transform reality or develop completely nonrepresentational imagery. Class supports your process, from accessing your creative source and gathering ideas, to developing concepts and visual vocabulary. Emphasis on composition, color, shape, movement and texture. Experimentation is encouraged; use collage, mixed media and non-traditional media to enhance your work. Demonstrations, activities and individual and group critiques. All levels welcome. Materials list online at www.arts-ed. org. INSTRUCTOR : Tina Pressler Class 25491 No class 7/4 Fri 9:00am-12:00pm 6/27-8/15 LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center $134: 7 classes Class 25490 A D U LT Mon 12:30pm-3:30pm 6/23-8/11 No class 7/14 Portrait & Figure Drawing and Painting This continuing portrait and figure class is for both drawing and painting students. One, two, or three session poses with nude and clothed models each quarter. New students are welcome and strongly encouraged to work in charcoal and pencil to build up drawing skills. Continuing students may progress to oil, acrylic, water media or chalk pastel. Drawing and painting topics demonstrated and individually addressed, including basic block-in, composition, measuring, proportion, foreshortening, anatomy, value, color, layering and brushwork. Materials list online at www. arts-ed.org. INSTRUCTOR : Jody Mattison LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center $188: 7 classes A D U LT Japanese Brush Painting Gain the freedom of brush strokes that give excitement to art work. Oriental brush painting makes you aware of our world and allows you to capture the spirit of the subject. Course covers basic elements and discipline essential to the practice of Sumi-e. Lectures, demonstrations, individual help each class. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org. INSTRUCTOR : Fumiyo Yoshikawa LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $111: 6 classes Class 25554 6/28-8/16 Mon 9:00am-12:00pm 6/23-7/28 Class 25494 No class 7/5 Sat 9:30am-1:00pm www.Arts-Ed.org | (925)943-5846 15 Drawing, Painting & Printmaking A D U LT A D U LT Mix Those Media! Stretch your boundaries and approach painting from a less predictable perspective. This class inspires continuing artists and adventurous beginners to strengthen their visual voice, discover the joy of working in a more personal way in new visual territory. Combine traditional and unusual media to yield rich results. Watercolor, acrylics, soft pastels, oil sticks/oil pastels, collage techniques, some photo transfer-a potpourri of mixed media methods. Work with the technique of the week or pursue individual projects. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org. INSTRUCTOR : Mira M White LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $127: 7 classes NEW | Color Theory Study the basic theories and fundamentals of color. Through lectures and studio exercises, students will learn and apply various principles of color theory. Topics include a brief history of color, color scheme studies, absorption and reflection, additive and subtractive synthesis, bezold effect, color terms, color perspective, mineral and modern pigments and color mixing. Students from beginning to advanced who work in acrylic, oil or watercolor are encouraged to participate. INSTRUCTOR : Mark Jezierny LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center $143: 8 classes Class 25507 9:00am-12:00pm 6/27-8/15 A D U LT Mon 6:30pm-9:30pm 6/23-8/11 Class 25499 No class 7/4 Fri A D U LT NEW | Plein Air Painting Let’s go outdoors. This class is designed for students working in pencil, pastel, oil, acrylic or watercolor who want to work outdoors. The first class will meet in front of the Community Center at Heather Farm Park to discuss painting locations, outdoor painting equipment, composition, perspective, lighting and color mixing. The following weeks we will meet at our chosen sites. Bring paper, pencil and any painting supplies that you have to the first class. All skill levels welcome including beginners. INSTRUCTOR : Mark Jezierny LOCATION Off-Site $127: 7 classes Portrait and Landscape Painting from Photographs: Oil/Acrylics Expand your creativity and art education while having fun. Learn to create strong compositions and attain accurate color, values, and representation through demonstrations and individual instruction. Acquire a greater visual awareness and skill to interpret and execute a portrait, working from photographs. Develop your painting abilities to work in a representational manner. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org. INSTRUCTOR : Gary Bergren LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center $143: 8 classes Class 25729 No class 7/5 Sat 10:00am-1:00pm 6/28-8/16 Class 25513 Class 25512 Tue Wed 6:30pm-9:30pm 9:00am-12:00pm 6/24-8/12 6/25-8/13 A D U LT A D U LT Sketchbook Journal Workshop Whether traveling around the globe or making observations in your backyard, journaling is a wonderful way to combine the joys of drawing with your experiences in life. Find out how you can draw through journaling! Make your journal a personal and creative experience. Learn the methods and materials for ‘quick’ sketches, long sketches, what to focus on, how to add color and how to keep it all compact and travel ready. First meeting in studio, remainder on location. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org. INSTRUCTOR : Patsy Taylor LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $100: 4 classes Abstract Watercolor Landscape Painting Discover how to translate emotion into a watercolor landscape painting. Photographs are invaluable, if used correctly. Beginners and continuing painters experience the landscape, through sketches to establish the values, color, mood and composition of the scene, getting to know the subject and loosening up as you go. Techniques move beyond realism to a bolder, more abstract version of a landscape with demonstrations, individual and group critiques. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org. INSTRUCTOR : Pamela Howett LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $143: 8 classes Class 25617 Sat-Sun 9:30am-12:30pm 7/12-7/20 Class 25503 16 Mon 6:30pm-9:30pm 6/23-8/11 (925)943-5846 | www.Arts-Ed.org Drawing, Painting & Printmaking A D U LT A D U LT Mokuhanga: Japanese Woodblock Printing For artists’ in-home studios without a press, this beautiful, low-tech process may be the perfect solution. This workshop introduces a traditional Japanese woodblock printing process, Ukiyo-E technique. Participants learn to carve the woodblock, use Japanese carving tools, and print with water-based ink on Japanese paper. Participants will cut their own woodblocks and create a small edition of multicolor prints. All levels are welcome. Bring a bag lunch. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org. INSTRUCTOR : Tomoko Murakami LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $194: 3 classes $30 supply fee due at first class Open Studio Figure Drawing & Painting Studio available for working from the figure, short and long poses, supervised use; no instructor. Participants provide their own supplies. Different model each week. Enrollment limited. Note: No solvents in class. INSTRUCTOR : Jody Mattison LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center $114: 7 classes $69: w/ another CAE class Class 25492 No class 7/4 Fri 1:00pm-4:00pm 6/27-8/15 Class 25616 Sun 10:00am-4:00pm 7/13-7/27 A D U LT Open Studio Painting Open to all experienced painters and current painting students. Work on your own in a group setting, no instruction. Participants provide their own supplies and are responsible for cleanup. LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center $91: 8 classes $45: w/ another CAE class A D U LT Flowing Paint on Silk One of the most exciting aspects of painting silk is the opportunity to create strikingly vivid textures of color. In this introductory course, participants will create a scarf or tapestry, using the basic silk painting techniques. As the hand of the artist delicately guides the flow of the liquid, the colors glide through the silk and generate delight and excitement. The result is stunning! All levels are welcome. $5 supply fee per 31’ x 31’ silk. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org. INSTRUCTOR : Tomoko Murakami LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $123: 2 classes Class 25508 Thu 1:00pm-5:00pm 6/26-8/14 A D U LT Open Studio Printmaking Open to all experienced printmakers who have taken a CAE class within the past three quarters or are currently enrolled in a class. Use a fine art custom handmade French American professional 10:00am-4:00pm 7/19-7/26 etching press, equipment, blankets and tools in an open studio environment to create your own prints. Supervised use but no instruction provided. Participants provide own paper, plates and inks and any specialized materials. LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $91: 8 classes $45: w/ another CAE class Class 25627 Sat A D U LT Palette Knife Painting Workshop Painting with a palette knife is a very freeing experience, ‘loosening’ your work. It’s a great way to let the unexpected happen. Whether this might just become your exciting new method of painting, or you use it just to add some areas of interest, come explore the potential of painting with a palette knife. Lunch break included. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org. INSTRUCTOR : Patsy Taylor LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center $129: 2 classes Class 25509 Thu 1:00pm-5:00pm 6/26-8/14 Class 25789 Sun 10:00am-4:00pm 7/27-8/3 Some drawing and painting classes may use undraped models. Teens may be admitted with permission of parent and instructor. Some drawing experience recommended for beginning painting students. www.Arts-Ed.org | (925)943-5846 17 Digital Media & Photography DIGITAL MEDIA & PHOTOGRAPHY members to broaden their knowledge of photography. Field trip expenses are the responsibility of participants. Attendance at one meeting is free to enrolled CAE students. INSTRUCTOR : Tom Crews LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $72: Yearly Membership Class 26105 Tue 7:00pm-9:30pm 6/17-5/19 A D U LT Using Your Camera Made Simple Having trouble getting your camera to give you the results you want? Instructor will bring in different camera types. Learn to make better creative decisions, how to control lighting, movement and flash. Learn how to download pictures from your camera on to the computer and the best way to save, store and archive your images. Bring your camera, manual and questions to class for individual help. INSTRUCTOR : Greg Hazard LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center $111: 4 classes Class 25515 AGES 13-17 Mon 6:30pm-9:30pm 6/23-7/14 Smart Phoneography The mobile phone camera is changing the way people take, enhance and share their pictures! This course will turn your mobile phone into your best camera. Students will transform their images into works of art using a variety of ‘apps’ for capturing and processing images. We will focus on composition, light and color theory, along with learning how to best use apps for shooting, editing and creative processing on your phone. Students will need to purchase approximately $30 in apps. No prior photography experience is required. INSTRUCTOR : Erin Hall LOCATION Civic Park Preschool, Park Place $100: 8 classes A D U LT Inside Your Canon DSLR Learn about all of the features of your Canon EOS Digital Single Lens Reflex Camera. We will cover all of the functions of the camera’s buttons, dials, and menus and how these features will help in improving your photography. Bring your camera, manual, and questions. INSTRUCTOR : Tom Crews LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $48: 1 class Class 25638 Sat 10:30am-1:00pm 7/26 A D U LT Class 25580 Thu 1:30pm-3:30pm 6/26-8/14 Inside Your Nikon DSLR Learn about all of the features of your Nikon Digital Single Lens Reflex Camera. We will cover all of the functions of the camera’s buttons, dials, and menus and how these features will help in improving your photography. Bring your camera, manual and questions. INSTRUCTOR : Tom Crews LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $48: 1 class A D U LT CAE Photography Forum The Mission of the Photography Forum is to encourage photographers of all levels to continue to study the art of photography, practice and produce new work, and to share ideas and experiences. Meets 3rd Tuesday of each month (June through May) to share images, critiques, technical developments, and hear guest speakers. Photographic field trips and workshops allow Class 25639 Sat 1:30pm-4:00pm 7/26 18 (925)943-5846 | www.Arts-Ed.org Digital Media & Photography A D U LT A D U LT More Joy of Digital Photography Learn to see photographically. Individual student growth is encouraged by working both indoors and outside taking scenics, portraits, still lifes, and landscapes/cityscapes, working with lighting, composition, content. Plus, you learn about shutter speed, f stops, light meters, ISO, Dynamic Range, Icon, Settings, RAW or JPEG, Color Balance, and more!, Icon, Settings, RAW or JPEG, Color Balance, and more! INSTRUCTOR : Conrad Johnson LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center $125: 7 classes Lighting Techniques Made Simple Lighting is the basis for all great photographs. Uncover the mysteries of light. Hands-on course for beginners with any type of camera. The instructor will bring all types of lighting and camera equipment and demonstrate different techniques for lighting any subject matter including portraits, jewelry, pets and more! We will discuss indoor and outdoor lighting techniques and include a Saturday morning outdoor photo shoot. INSTRUCTOR : Greg Hazard LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center $115: 5 classes Class 25518 Class 25517 Mon Tue 7:00pm-9:00pm 9:00am-11:00am 6/23-8/4 6/24-8/5 Class 25514 Field Trip Mon Sat 6:30pm-9:30pm 9:00am-1:00pm 7/21-8/11 8/2 A D U LT A D U LT Take Control of Your Digital Camera Learn a clear and understandable approach to composing great photographs and how to gain more control over the design of pictures by subject placement, framing, and selecting a point of view. Camera functions, transferring files, and image file management will be explained. We will investigate the creative aspects of digital photography and discuss the importance of obtaining correct exposure. Photographic assignments and a field trip will allow practice using tools and techniques learned in class. INSTRUCTOR : Tom Crews LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $125: 7 classes Photoshop Made Simple Are you frustrated by how complex Photoshop seems? This class will show beginners how to achieve beautiful editing in Photoshop the easy way! No layers, no complex commands to follow--just straight forward ways to make your images look beautiful! Laptop computers with Photoshop CS3 are provided if you do not have Photoshop on yours. Bring your own images on a USB thumb drive or memory card. The instructor will also Photoshop an image from each student as you follow along step by step on your own computer. INSTRUCTOR : Greg Hazard LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center Class 25636 Field Trip Wed Sat 6:30pm-9:00pm 11:00am-1:00pm 7/2-8/6 8/2 $87: 4 classes Class 25516 Tue 6:30pm-9:30pm 7/22-8/12 A D U LT A D U LT How to Shoot Exciting Travel Photographs Starting with pre-travel planning, we will discuss what kind of equipment and supplies to take, researching your trip, dealing with local regulations, passing through customs and more. We will cover photographing landmarks, photographing people, payment for photography, and shooting in places of worship. A field trip to the San Francisco Farmers Market located at the San Francisco Ferry Building will allow students to practice the tools and techniques learned in class. INSTRUCTOR : Tom Crews LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $94: 3 classes Photoshop for Photographers This class will concentrate on those Photoshop features needed to edit digital images including resizing and cropping, understanding layers, image adjustments, using levels and curves, hue/saturation, color balance, black and white conversion, how to use the select and image editing tools to work on photographs, and the importance of proper color management. Laptop with Photoshop installed highly recommended. Assignments allow students to practice the tools and techniques learned in class. INSTRUCTOR : Tom Crews LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $88: 6 classes Class 25637 6:30pm-9:00pm 10:00am-2:00pm 6/24-7/1 6/28 Thu 6:30pm-9:00pm 7/10-8/14 Class 25635 Field Trip Tue Sat www.Arts-Ed.org | (925)943-5846 19 Jewelry / Glass JEWELRY A D U LT NEW | Chasing and Repousse + Hinges (Beg/Int) Learn how to make any design come to life through the technique of chasing and repousse. Using special tools and hammer you can create simple or detailed relief designs on sheet metal. Each student will work on one design that will either be the face for a locket or the top of a box. Both projects require a hinge, so students will learn two different types of hinges. INSTRUCTOR : Bonnie Heras LOCATION Studio J, Civic Park Studios $152: 8 classes $25 supply fee due at first class Class 25583 Thu 6:30pm-9:30pm 6/26-8/14 A D U LT NEW | Creative Beading Looking for a creative way to encase your centerpiece and make an accompanying necklace? You will learn to bead around a AGES 8-12 centerpiece and design a fashionable pendant. Part of the fun and creativity is selecting the best colors. You will use those colors in both pendant and necklace. The necklace will be beaded using a Kumihimo wheel. All skill levels are welcome. Projects are tailored to each class memberâ€™s ability and interest. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org. INSTRUCTOR : Barbara Goldsmith LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center $112: 6 classes $10 supply fee due at first class Wire Jewelry Be the coolest kid on the playground with your own handmade jewelry! Learn to make bracelets, earring, rings, hair barrettes, and key chains using different colored wire and a wide range of different sized colored beads. INSTRUCTOR : Bonnie Heras LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center $102: 8 classes $15 supply fee due at first class Class 25655 Thu 1:00pm-4:00pm 6/26-7/31 Class 25473 Mon 3:30pm-5:00pm 6/23-8/11 A D U LT Jewelry Design & Construction (Beg/Int) Emphasis on building basic/intermediate knowledge of jewelry design and construction. Beginners will design their own jewelry and construct pieces using fundamental techniques of soldering, sawing, filing, finishing, and basic bezel setting. Lectures, demos, and handouts provide basis of any techniques needed. Intermediates will progress through more advanced techniques of forging, cold connections, etching, etc. Jewelry will be made from metal sheet and wire. Copper, brass and tools provided. New students must attend first class for safety discussion and materials list. INSTRUCTOR : Karen Ehrhardt LOCATION Studio J, Civic Park Studios $152: 8 classes $5 supply fee due at first class GLASS AGES 12-17 Stained Glass Experience the beautiful tradition of stained glass! Learn to design, cut, grind, copper foil, and solder awesome stained glass windows in a safe and fun way. Explore the etching process and learn what makes glass colored. Instructor : Bonnie Heras LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center $136: 8 classes $15 supply fee due at first class Class 25474 Thu 4:15pm-6:15pm 6/26-8/14 Class 25462 Class 25461 20 Tue Thu 6:30pm-9:30pm 12:00pm-3:00pm 6/24-8/12 6/26-8/14 (925)943-5846 | www.Arts-Ed.org Glass A D U LT A D U LT Glass Fusing & Slumping Learn to fuse layers of compatible glass in a kiln to create tiles, jewelry, small frames, dishes and ornaments. Techniques covered include glass cutting, surface decoration, pattern bars and slumping into molds. Continuing students will be encouraged to expand their knowledge with new techniques. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org. Instructor : Penny Ruhter LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center $168: 8 classes $10 supply fee due at first class Glass Bead Making (Beg) Make beautiful glass beads using a hot head bead torch. Each student uses a torch to maximize hands-on time. Basics of glass bead making include: use of tools and equipment, safety, how to make several different shaped beads, and a variety of surface decoration techniques. Please wear all natural fiber clothing. No previous experience required. Beginning and repeat students welcome. Must have supplies for first class. First class mandatory. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org. Instructor : Melissa McCumiskey LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center $127: 6 classes $10 supply fee due at first class Class 25468 Wed 6:30pm-9:30pm 7/2-8/20 A D U LT Class 25464 Tue 6:30pm-9:30pm 7/1-8/5 Dichroic Fused Glass Canâ€™t find the center piece to make your own unique jewelry? Learn to create spectacular opal-like dichroic glass pendants and more. Go beyond the basic round cabochon. Learn to drill holes in glass, create wire connectors, grind a groove into the side for wire wrapping and more. Take your fused jewelry to the next level. Continuing students will be encouraged to expand their knowledge with new techniques. No previous experience with glass required. Beginning and experienced students welcome. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org. Instructor : Penny Ruhter LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center $168: 8 classes $10 supply fee due at first class A D U LT NEW | Metal Inclusions in Beads Have you ever wanted to add something different to your beads? Then this is the workshop for you. Learn how to enhance your beads by adding fine silver wire and copper foil. You must have completed a beginning bead making class or have basic bead making skills. Bring COE 104 glass, MAPP gas, mandrels, any favorite tools and lunch. Instructor : Melissa McCumiskey LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center $83: 1 class $15 supply fee due at first class Class 25466 Sat 10:00am-3:00pm 7/26 Class 25467 Wed 1:00pm-4:00pm 7/2-8/20 A D U LT A D U LT Fused Glass (Beg-Adv) Explore your creative and artistic abilities. Fusing and slumping glass offer almost limitless possibilities for creating with color and form. Learn the basics of glass cutting, fusing and slumping. Use sheet glass, frit, stringers and rods, design and make glass art pieces. Continuing students expand their knowledge with new techniques and interact and share new ideas with other students. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org. Instructor : Melissa McCumiskey LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center $168: 8 classes $10 supply fee due at first class Roman Mosaics Workshop Around the 3rd century B.C. the Romans began to use marble in their mosaics. In this workshop we will be using marble from quarries all over the world to reproduce a Roman Era Mosaic. You will gain an understanding of cutting and working with marble, shading effects, create lines, flow, sense of movement and how a background supports and enhances your main design. Each student will purchase a material/design kit. Instructor : Connie English LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center $88: 1 class $65 supply fee due at class Class 25469 Sat 10:00am-4:00pm 6/28 Class 25465 Tue 1:00pm-4:00pm 7/1-8/19 www.Arts-Ed.org | (925)943-5846 21 Decorative & Fiber Arts DECORATIVE & FIBER ARTS AGES 11-17 NEW | Art to Wear: Design & Fashion Do you long to dress in your own original style and love to create art? Paint, draw, cut, embroider, tape and bead your own clothes. T-shirts, jeans, hats, scarves, wallets, purses and sneakers are just some of the possibilities. The instructor’s daughters, Eva and Rosie, who specialize in painting, drawing and fiber arts, will assist in this class. Let your imagination be your guide as this creative team helps you to create artsy clothes that you’ll love to wear. INSTRUCTOR : Ellen Sachtschale LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center $114: 8 classes $15 supply fee due at first class Class 25582 Tue 4:30pm-6:30pm 6/24-8/12 A D U LT Printing on Fabric AGES 5-7 If you love the look of printed textiles and want to embellish your home decor or apparel accessories, this five-week class will get you jump started. We begin with a materials overview and inspirational slide show and then we will create a new project each week using block carving, thermofax screen printing, and computer digital transfer techniques. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org. INSTRUCTOR : Mimi Foord LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $112: 5 classes $15 supply fee due at first class Kinder-Early Elementary Sewing The tools and sewing techniques used for boys and girls in kindergarten through second grade, such as large-eyed needles, perle cotton thread and felt, are designed for small hands and make learning how to sew fun and easy. Enjoy creating an assortment of projects such as felt critters, small wall hangings, pillows and tote bags. Children repeating will have extended projects that provide further independent growth and development in the medium. INSTRUCTOR : Dawn King LOCATION Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center $77: 8 classes $10 supply fee due at first class Class 25574 No class 7/4 Fri 7:00pm-9:30pm 6/27-8/1 Class 25584 Thu 3:45pm-4:45pm 6/26-8/14 A D U LT NEW | Weaving Workshop (2-Day) Using instructor’s speed technique of warping, this in-depth weekend workshop is designed for the beginning weaver to explore the use of the loom, learning how to create a web of color and texture called cloth. Each student will warp a loom and weave a sampler project, reading pattern drafts, weaving different styles, and learning finishing techniques. Beginners and those wishing to further improve their warping skills are welcomed. Yarns and looms are provided. Directions to location on materials list. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org. INSTRUCTOR : Lou Grantham LOCATION San Francisco Fiber Studio $143: 2 classes $28 supply fee due at first class AGES 8-12 NEW | Basic Machine Garment Sewing Boys and girls choose from a number of patterns to make clothes for themselves, their favorite stuffed animal or their doll. Learn proper use of the sewing machine and sewing terminology. Learn how to use a pattern, cut and piece fabric, and a variety of sewing techniques. Students are encouraged to ‘think like a fashion designer’ and create their vision. INSTRUCTOR : Dawn King LOCATION Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center $96: 8 classes $10 supply fee due at first class Class 25585 Thu 5:00pm-6:30pm 6/26-8/14 Class 25646 Sat-Sun 9:30am-4:30pm 6/28-6/29 22 (925)943-5846 | www.Arts-Ed.org Decorative & Fiber Arts A D U LT NEW | 3-Day Surface Design Workshop This workshop offers the unique advantage of working in a fully equipped textile print studio. Explore direct applications, using fiber reactive dyes on cotton. Learn to layer color with resist methods. The first day is devoted to learning basic skills and techniques, and the second/third days for experimentation and play. A Thermofax machine for screen printing images will be available for use. No previous experience necessary. Great exploratory class for art-quilt makers, both beginning and advanced! Directions to location on materials list. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org. INSTRUCTOR : Bonnie Wells LOCATION Material Grace Textile Studio $191: 3 classes $75 supply/equipment fee due at first class A D U LT Rigid Heddle Loom Weaving Workshop-I The rigid heddle loom is a very portable, inexpensive, and elegantly simple tool for weaving. The Cricket Loom is a small rigid heddle loom that is ideal for knitters who want to use up leftover yarns, for spinners with yarn to spare, and for those just wanting to give weaving a try. Learn how to warp using the direct warping peg method and to weave a scarf using a variety of yarns. Returning students are encouraged. Bring a lunch. Bring your own yarn or pay a supply fee of $15. Loom may be rented for $5 or bring your own. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org. INSTRUCTOR : Reba Siero LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm $66: 1 class Class 25569 Sun 9:30am-4:30pm 7/13 Class 25576 Fri-Sun 9:30am-4:30pm 7/4-7/6 A D U LT A D U LT Rigid Heddle Loom Weaving Workshop-II Not only is the rigid heddle loom very portable and easy to use, it is very versatile. Think of the many beautiful indigenous pattern weavings of Latin American and Southeast Asia, which are made on looms similar to the rigid heddle loom. You will have an opportunity to explore a range of lace and patterned weaves such as leno lace, Spanish medallion and pick up patterns. Bring a lunch. Bring your own yarn or pay a supply fee of $15. Loom may be rented for $5 or bring your own warped rigid heddle loom. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org. INSTRUCTOR : Reba Siero LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm $66: 1 class NEW | Natural Dye-Comprehensive Many elements make a difference in natural dyes, including mordant, dye pot, water pH, time of year and where it is gathered. The morning will be spent preparing yarn for dyeing and the dye recipes for the dye material brought in by each student. The afternoon will be spent dyeing and over-dyeing our skeins of yarn giving you a palate of beautiful harmonious color for your next weaving or knitting project. Sign up early so you have time to gather dye material. INSTRUCTOR : Lou Grantham LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm $104: 1 class $15 supply fee due at class Class 25573 Sun 9:00am-4:30pm 6/22 Class 25570 Sun 9:30am-4:30pm 7/20 A D U LT NEW | Round Reed Baskets Beginning and intermediate students welcomed. Learn skills needed for making a round reed basket for decoration or everyday use. Use round reeds and/or materials from nature to design and complete a small to medium size basket. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org. INSTRUCTOR : Karrie Dunham LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm $65: 1 class $15 supply fee due at class Class 25575 Sat 9:30am-3:30pm 7/12 Bonnie Wells www.Arts-Ed.org | (925)943-5846 23 Music MUSIC AGES 1-5 Family Music A fun, mixed age music class that siblings can attend with a parent! Important musical concepts will be presented and reinforced in an engaging and nurturing environment. Experience the advantages of interacting, bonding and learning together. Siblings 11 months and under are free. INSTRUCTOR : Stephen Evans LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $60: 6 classes Class 25562 Tue 12:00pm-12:50pm 6/24-7/29 AGES 4-5 Petite Pianist An introductory course to piano for young children. Learn basic note reading, rhythms and simple songs in a fun supportive environment. INSTRUCTOR : Stephen Evans LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $69: 6 classes $12 supply fee due at first class Class 25555 Class 25556 AGES 3mos-5yrs Mon Wed 12:00pm-12:50pm 11:00am-11:50am 6/23-7/28 6/25-7/30 Music Together A musical buffet! At any level of your child’s music development, whether newborn, toddler or preschooler, everything he/she needs for basic music competence is laid out both in class and in the materials used at home, for them to sample, learn from and enjoy. Classes are mixed age--bring siblings together! (Siblings under 8 months by class start date attend free!). Winner of Bay Area Parent Magazine’s ‘Best Children’s Music Program’. Now in its 25th year. INSTRUCTOR : Music Together LOCATION Classroom, Tice Valley Gym $113: 6 classes $88: Siblings over 8 months $45 supply fee per family due at first class AGES 4-7 Intro to Suzuki Violin Join us for a fun-filled class with parents. Learn violin fundamentals, posture, finger movements, bowing directions, rhythms and respective behavior through games and songs. Begin to play simple melodies in the manner of the Suzuki method. Instruments discussed at first class. INSTRUCTOR : Elizabeth Chirgwin LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $92: 8 classes Class 25546 Mon 4:30pm-5:00pm 6/23-8/11 AGES 5-10 Class 25719 Class 25720 Class 25724 Class 25725 Class 25726 Class 25727 Class 25728 Class 25721 Class 25722 Class 25723 24 Mon Mon Tue Tue Wed Wed Wed Sat Sat Sat 5:00pm-5:45pm 6:00pm-6:45pm 4:30pm-5:15pm 5:30pm-6:15pm 4:30pm-5:15pm 5:30pm-6:15pm 6:30pm-7:15pm 9:15am-10:00am 10:15am-11:00am 11:15am-12:00pm 6/23-7/28 6/23-7/28 6/24-7/29 6/24-7/29 6/25-7/30 6/25-7/30 6/25-7/30 6/28-8/2 6/28-8/2 6/28-8/2 Drumming for Fun This class is designed to inspire children to explore their musical curiosity, using a variety of hand drums. The class emphasizes exposure to fun musical experiences and introduces basic rhythmic and beat patterns. INSTRUCTOR : John Waller LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $95: 8 classes Class 25568 Wed 1:00pm-2:00pm 6/25-8/13 (925)943-5846 | www.Arts-Ed.org Music AGES 5-11 AGES 7-12 Learn to Play-Play to Learn Parents and children affected by autism or related symptoms participate in this fun-inspired class and collaborate creatively using arts and music games. These games are great tools for interacting more easily with others, creating lasting friendships, navigating transitions, and coping with upset based on the premise that no child needs to be different than they already are-they just need tools to deal with todayâ€™s world. Facilitated by a music therapist. Some health insurances may cover. INSTRUCTOR : Dr. Stephan Betz LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $98: 7 classes Violin Ensemble (Beg) An introduction to the violin in a supportive group. Learn how to hold the violin, read notes, and play simple melodies in a friendly, fun setting. Enrollment limited. Rental of instruments to be discussed first class. INSTRUCTOR : Rem Djemilev LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $84: 7 classes Class 25566 No class 7/4 Fri 3:30pm-4:15pm 6/27-8/15 AGES 8-14 Class 25567 No class 7/5 Sat 9:00am-10:00am 6/28-8/16 Flute Ensemble (Beg) For flute players with one or more yearsâ€™ experience on the flute. Should know how to read music and play scales in one octave up to two flats and two sharps. Play classical, jazz and popular repertoire in fun supportive environment. Improve tone, posture, technique and musicality over the summer. Last class is an informal concert. INSTRUCTOR : Monica Williams LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $63: 8 classes $10 supply fee due at first class AGES 6-9 Piano for Children Develop music reading, good practice habits, musicianship and solid technique at the piano. Must have a piano or keyboard at home for practice. LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center INSTRUCTOR : Monica Williams $90: 8 classes $8.50 supply fee due at first class Class 25548 Tue 10:00am-10:50am 6/24-8/12 Class 25559 Tue 2:00pm-2:50pm 6/24-8/12 AGES 9-13 INSTRUCTOR : Stephen Evans $69: 6 classes $8.50 supply fee due at first class Young Performers Orchestra 6/26-7/31 Sharpen your playing skills with intensive training in this orchestra. Foster friendships, teamwork and musical excellence. Participate in chamber music. No audition necessary. YPO students should remain in YPO throughout the summer. INSTRUCTOR : Rem Djemilev LOCATION Auditorium, Shadelands Art Center $86: 7 classes Class 25560 Thu 4:00pm-4:50pm AGES 6-9 Piano for Children (Continued) Students will continue exploring the electronic keyboard by learning simple chords and song rhythms and how to improvise on the piano. Explore the many different sounds that the electronic piano can make and learn to identify the various instruments. Materials used will be current popular songs with fun and exciting rhythms, so be prepared to have fun in this class! Students should register only once for this class. INSTRUCTOR : Stephen Evans LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $69: 6 classes Class 25561 Tue 5:00pm-6:15pm 6/24-8/5 Class 25558 Thu 5:00pm-5:50pm 6/26-7/31 www.Arts-Ed.org | (925)943-5846 25 Music AGES 12-18 A G E S 1 2 & up Diablo Regional Youth Orchestra See a big improvement in your personal technique and ensemble skills while playing in a noncompetitive, fun, full symphony orchestra. Explore a wide range of repertoire. No auditions necessary. DRYO students should remain in DRYO throughout the summer. INSTRUCTOR : Rem Djemilev LOCATION Auditorium, Shadelands Art Center $110: 7 classes Jazz Band Ensemble Feel the thrill of being part of a full Jazz Ensemble. Play music of the jazz masters from the 30s to the present day. At least four years of experience, knowledge of four major scales and sight reading skills are required. Auditions required. Please call (925) 676-8203. INSTRUCTOR : Max Pricco LOCATION Auditorium, Shadelands Art Center $82: 8 classes Class 25565 6:30pm-8:30pm 6/24-8/5 Thu 7:30pm-9:30pm 6/26-8/14 Class 25648 Tue ag e s 1 2 & up AGES 9-14 Classical Guitar for Tweens (Beg) Learn some of the basics and discover how fun and easy the guitar can be! Proper technique, tone production, tuning, note reading and single line melodic playing. Move on to ensemble playing and basic solo repertoire. No experience in music or guitar necessary. Note: Nylon string classical guitar in appropriate size is required. INSTRUCTOR : Jonathan Mendle LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $83: 7 classes $18 supply fee due at first class Native American Flute (beg) The Native American flute is one of the oldest instruments with a beautiful tone. It is an end blown instrument (very easy to produce a tone) that is based on a pentatonic scale--every note combination sounds good together. In this class we will explore all aspects of the Native American flute including how to improvise and play traditional Native American songs. Flutes will be provided by instructor for in-class use. Flutes may also be purchased directly from instructor for at home use. INSTRUCTOR : Monica Williams LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $63: 8 classes Class 25563 Tue 6:00pm-7:00pm 7/1-8/12 A G E S 1 0 & up Class 25549 Tue 11:00am-11:50am 6/24-8/12 Cello Ensemble The glorious sound of a cello choir and the resonance and mellow tones of cellists playing together is inspiring and a huge audience hit. Work on ensemble playing, intonation and exploring the vast cello ensemble literature. At least one year private cello instruction or progress to the end of Suzuki Book I is required. INSTRUCTOR : Stephen Evans LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center $71: 6 classes A G E S 1 4 & up Guitar in a Flash for Adults Learn to play a perennial instrument, including effective playing postures, finger style and pick style techniques, reading tablature and standard music notation while playing beautiful melodies. Acoustic nylon or steel string guitars preferred but electric guitars are acceptable if accompanied with a small practice amplifier. Open to teens and adults. No experience necessary. Class 25557 Tue 6:00pm-6:50pm 6/24-7/29 INSTRUCTOR : Jonathan Mendle LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $83: 7 classes Individual Music Lessons Civic Arts Education maintains a list of approved professional music teachers for instruction in voice, music therapy for special needs, jazz-improv, brass, percussion, string and woodwind instruments. Lessons are held in Civic Arts facilities. Visit www.arts-ed.org for a list of instructors and contact information. Instructors will make the individual lesson and payment arrangements. Class 25547 Mon 7:00pm-8:00pm 6/30-8/11 26 (925)943-5846 | www.Arts-Ed.org Dance DANCE AGES 2-4 Mommy and Me: Parent & Child Sing, play games, stretch, increase self-confidence in a special time between parent and child while learning basic dance concepts. LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center INSTRUCTOR : Neela Reed $80: 8 classes Class 25525 Thu 10:00am-10:45am 6/26-8/14 INSTRUCTOR : Andrea Brosnan $70: 7 classes AGES 3-4 Class 25526 No class 7/4 Fri 11:30am-12:15pm 6/27-8/15 Pre-Ballet Blend the discipline of ballet with the freedom of creative dance. Begin with basic positions and steps of ballet; then leap, spin and kick while improvising to music, words and pictures. Listen to stories and music of well-known classical ballets. Parents may watch last session only. INSTRUCTOR : Erin Leedom LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $80: 8 classes AGES 3-10 Tap-Children Noisy, fun, irresistible and contagious, youth tap is an ideal introduction to the dance studio! Civic Arts tap embraces other dance forms such as ballet and jazz, while promoting the young studentâ€™s musicality, strength, flexibility and balance. A series of warm-up exercises, stationary center practice and traveling combinations will culminate in a routine set to music. INSTRUCTOR : Staff LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $70: 7 classes Class 25527 Tue 4:00pm-4:45pm 6/24-8/12 INSTRUCTOR : Andrea Brosnan LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $70: 7 classes Tiny Tappers (Ages 3-4 ) Class 25539 No class 7/3 Class 25528 6/26-8/14 No class 7/2 Wed Wed Fri 4:00pm-4:45pm 4:45pm-5:30pm 10:45am-11:30am 6/25-8/13 6/25-8/13 6/27-8/15 Thu 4:00pm-4:45pm Class 25529 No class 7/2 Beginning (Ages 5-7 ) Class 25540 No class 7/3 Class 25531 6/26-8/14 No class 7/4 Thu 4:45pm-5:30pm Beginning (Ages 7-10) Class 25541 No class 7/3 INSTRUCTOR : Neela Reed Thu 5:30pm-6:15pm 6/26-8/14 LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $80: 8 classes Class 25530 Ballet Attire: Girls-black leotard, pink footed tights, pink ballet slippers, hair pulled back in a bun away from face; Boys-black tights, white T-shirt, black ballet slippers. All year-round dance programs will be subject to a $3 administrative processing fee, which will be added to first payment. Thu 10:45am-11:30am 6/26-8/14 INSTRUCTOR : Neela Reed LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center $70: 7 classes Class 25532 No class 7/5 Sat 9:00am-9:45am 6/28-8/16 www.Arts-Ed.org | (925)943-5846 27 Dance AGES 7-10 Ballet I Introduction to the beauty, grace and discipline of ballet. Each class will include a traditional barre and center. Children will enjoy dancing to the magical music from classical ballets such as Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker. Registration requirement: Students must have completed a full year in Pre-Ballet or PreBallet II and be at least 7 years of age. INSTRUCTOR : Erin Leedom LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $80: 8 classes Class 25522 Tue 4:45pm-5:30pm 6/24-8/12 INSTRUCTOR : Andrea Brosnan LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $60: 6 classes Class 25520 Fri 4:45pm-5:30pm 6/27-8/15 No class 7/4, 8/1 INSTRUCTOR : Neela Reed LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center $70: 7 classes Class 25521 AGES 5-7 No class 7/5 Sat 9:45am-10:30am 6/28-8/16 Pre-Ballet Registration requirement: This course level is for students who are new to dance at age 5-7 or who have completed one or two years in Pre-Ballet. INSTRUCTOR : Andrea Brosnan LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $70: 7 classes AGES 7-11 Ballet II Designed for students wanting to continue with their ballet training. Class will continue with the traditional barre and center work, improving technique, working on proper body alignment and will have an emphasis on vocabulary. Registration requirement: Students must have completed a full year in the Ballet I level and be at least 7 years old in the second grade. A placement class must be taken in Ballet II if a student is transferring from another dance program. Class 25533 No class 7/2 Wed 5:30pm-6:15pm 6/25-8/13 $70: 7 classes Class 25534 No class 7/4 Fri 10:00am-10:45am 6/27-8/15 INSTRUCTOR : Erin Leedom LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $80: 8 classes $60: 6 classes Class 25535 Fri 4:00pm-4:45pm 6/27-8/15 Class 25523 Tue 5:30pm-6:30pm 6/24-8/12 No class 7/4, 8/1 INSTRUCTOR : Neela Reed LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $70: 7 classes The first dance class is a placement class to ensure each student is enrolled in the appropriate class. We encourage all students to stay enrolled in the same level for at least one year, unless the instructor advises otherwise. Class 25536 No class 7/5 Sat 10:35am-11:20am 6/28-8/16 28 (925)943-5846 | www.Arts-Ed.org Dance AGES 7-11 A D U LT Jazz/Hip Hop Come learn fun and funky dance moves! Learn to kick, leap and turn to the latest hip hop and pop music. Itâ€™s a high energy class with a strong emphasis on jazz technique. At the end of the session we will have a performance for friends and family. Jazz shoes required. INSTRUCTOR : Casandra Owen LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $70: 7 classes Tap-Adult Adult/teen tap is an ideal physical workout and artistic outlet in one! Our tap embraces other dance forms such as ballet and jazz, while promoting musicality, strength, flexibility and balance for the beginning and advanced student alike. Includes a series of warmup exercises, stationary center work and traveling combinations which culminate in a routine set to music. INSTRUCTOR : Alana Buschini LOCATION Studio D, Civic Park Studios Class 25689 No class 7/5 Sat 2:00pm-3:00pm 6/28-8/16 $70: 6 classes Tap Fundamentals AGES 9-19 Class 25537 Tue 6:30pm-7:30pm 7/1-8/5 Summer Dance Intensive This 3-week dance Intensive features world-class teachers from Diablo Ballet and is directed by Professional Inter/Advanced Program Director Rebecca Crowell Berke. Designed for students ages 9-19 with at least one year ballet experience. Classes include ballet technique, pointe/repertoire, character dance, modern, jazz and floor barre and will culminate in a performance. For audition info please email Rebecca@diabloballet.org. Space is limited. Performance: 8/1, 7:30pm, Shadelands Art Center. INSTRUCTORs : Rebecca Crowell Berke, Erin Leedom, Edward Musical Theatre Tap Class 25538 Tue 7:30pm-8:30pm 7/1-8/5 A D U LT Adult Ballet (Int) For students with some formal ballet training. Class includes a barre warm-up, center work, turns, jumps and leaps. Ballet shoes required. Proper ballet attire is not required. Wear something that fits close to the body. INSTRUCTOR : Ginger Megley LOCATION Studio D, Civic Park Studios $97: 8 classes Stegge, Rachel Little, Lauren Jonas LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center $646 by 5/5 $685 after 5/5 Advanced Class 24518 Mon-Fri 10:00am-3:00pm 7/14-8/1 Class 26360 Wed 7:00pm-8:30pm 6/25-8/13 Intermediate Class 24517 Mon-Fri 10:00am-3:00pm 7/14-8/1 Scholarships available! Go to http://www.friendsartsed.org/Scholarships.html for more information. www.Arts-Ed.org | (925)943-5846 29 Drama DRAMA AGES 5-14 EXHIBITIONS, EVENTS & PERFORMANCES Apr 2-May 25 Summer Theatre Camp Cast members work together with Youth Theatre Company members to put on a full length musical. Learn choreography, musical harmony and staging while having fun and working as a team! Help create sets and props. Costumes round out the production. Performances (open to the public) will be held in the Shadelands Art Center Auditorium on 7/2 & 7/3 at 4:30 & 7:00pm. This summer’s musical is Alice in Wonderland Jr. A $10 performance fee is included in the fee. No audition necessary. INSTRUCTOR : Chelsea Bardellini LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center CAE Printmakers Exhibit featuring Marian Harris, Stephanie Scott, Arline Reimann, Kiyomi Kumo and Carol Levin, Walnut Creek Community Art Gallery, Walnut Creek Library May 15-Jul 3 Seema Mahboob Exhibit, Collage, Shadelands May 16 & 17 Youth Theatre Company performance, “The Wizard of Oz”, 5/16-7:00pm; 5/17-11:00am, 2:00pm & 7:00pm; Del Valle Theatre, tickets $12.00-$16.75 May 27 Youth Orchestras of the Diablo Valley (YPO & DRYO) Concert, 7:00pm, Shadelands, tickets $10 May 28 & 30 AGES 5-6 $325: 14 classes Spring Dance Performance, 7:00pm, Shadelands, tickets $10 6/16-7/3 May 29 Class 24598 AGES 7-14 Mon-Fri 2:30pm-4:00pm Jazz Band/Flock of Flutes Concert, 7:30pm, Shadelands, tickets $10 Mon-Fri 1:00pm-4:00pm 6/16-7/3 Jun 4-26 $513: 14 classes Class 24599 AGES 11-18 Make Your Mark Students Exhibit, Mixed Media, City Hall 1st Floor Jun 19-Aug 14 NEW | Musical Theatre Jazz Learn technique, strengthening, flexibility and two routines. This program is to strengthen your musical theatre dance performance technique. The last week of the class parents are invited to come to the last 30 minutes of class. INSTRUCTOR : Chelsea Bardellini LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center $134: 9 classes Merryl Berner Cicourel & Janet Yelner Exhibit, Paintings & Mixed Media, Boundary Oak Jun 26-Aug 21 Janet Yelner Exhibit, Fabric, Paint & Ink on Paper, City Hall 1st Floor Jul 2 & 3 Youth Theatre Company Summer Performances of “Alice in Wonderland, Jr.”, Shadelands, 4:30pm and 7:00pm, tickets 6/17-8/19 $10 Aug 1 Class 26268 No class 8/5 Tue 4:30pm-6:30pm COMING THIS FALL! Summer dance Intensive Performance, Shadelands, 7:30pm, tickets $5 Aug 5 By The Kids For The Kids Looking for something fun and exciting that helps the community at the same time? By the Kids For the Kids is a student-directed and student-produced charity organization that teaches kids ages 8-18 the basics of theatre and performing. Student directors work with their kids and rehearse songs from popular musicals. Performers will have the opportunity to showcase what they have learned at a final performance on Sunday, October 5, at the Shadelands Auditorium. All proceeds from this event go to two local charities: Friends of Civic Arts Education and the Monument Crisis Center. More details to come in the Fall Guide. Registration begins August 6 or call (925) 943-5846 for more information. 30 Youth Orchestras of the Diablo Valley Concert, Shadelands, 7:00pm, tickets $10 Aug 6 Registration for Fall classes begins Aug 7 Jazz Band Concert, Shadelands, 7:30pm, tickets $10 (925)943-5846 | www.Arts-Ed.org Friends of Civic Arts Education Foundation Scholarships for you available now Children, Adults and Seniors encouraged to apply Is there a class you want to take but financial pressures make it impossible? The Friends Foundation, in partnership with the Quest Foundation, is proud to announce scholarship opportunities for students interested in enrolling in upcoming summer or fall classes in visual arts, music, dance, ceramics, drama and more. Additional scholarships are also available for elementary and middle school students interested in participating in the Arts, Adventures and Academics summer camp. These scholarship opportunities add to the wealth of scholarships available to CAE students. Youth, adult and seniors are encouraged to apply today. Those who are new to the Civic Arts Education program are particularly encouraged to look at the application information available at www. friendsartsed.org. The scholarship application for summer camp and summer applications are due as soon as possible. “We hope the students who go through our programs will have a lifelong appreciation of the arts.” Friends needed! Can you lend a hand? Are you available to join some of the most dynamic advocates for local arts education? Do you have a passion for the arts and are willing to help out? The Friends of Civic Arts Education Foundation is searching for volunteers from our community. Volunteers are needed for the foundation from office workers to candidates to serve as treasurer and as board members. We are a young, growing and exciting non-profit arts foundation dedicated to providing scholarships for needy students and program support for the Civic Arts Education classes. Please send an email today to firstname.lastname@example.org. Let’s meet for coffee and discuss this wonderful opportunity for you to give back to this community while meeting new friends dedicated to the arts. If you have as little as two hours a week to donate, we can use your help. Thank you! CAE Instructor www.FriendsArtsEd.org | (925)939-2787 31 Friends Friends of of Civic Civic Arts Arts Education Education Foundation Foundation Successful Viva Arts Gala Raises $50,000 for Civic Arts! It was a night of fantastic fun and fundraising at the Shadelands ballroom on Friday, February 7, when more than 200 arts patrons turned out in support of arts education funding through the Friends of Civic Arts Education Foundation. The sold-out gala raised approximately $50,000, an all-time high for the annual event. Funds raised at Viva Arts help provide scholarships for low-income residents to participate in arts education programs in Walnut Creek Civic Arts. Funds also support the Foundation’s mission to advocate for the arts with the City of Walnut Creek and provide program support. The Friends Foundation’s annual Viva Arts gala treated party-goers to a festive “night in Paris” with a French-themed party featuring live gypsy jazz, vintage French wines, a Parisian-style dinner and delicious French cheeses and desserts. The highlights of the evening were music and dancing provided by talented CAE students and instructors. French can-can dancers from the CAE dance program greeted everyone at the door with a flourish, and cello and flute music provided a lovely backdrop as guests checked in and picked up a glass of bubbly to kick off the festivities. The event also featured a wine pull, silent auction, Fund-a-Need paddle raise to donate directly to scholarships and a lively live auction led by auctioneer Damon Castico. The live auction proceeds this year set a Foundation record. The hottest live items this year included: a trip for two to Canada, an aerial tour of the Sonoma Valley with wine tasting and lunch, and getaway packages to Mendocino and Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico. Mayor Kristina Lawson did the emcee honors, and Arts Commissioner Polly Bradbury was a featured speaker. In addition, many elected officials, former elected officials and civic leaders came out to support arts education. The Friends Foundation was proud to have as Platinum Sponsors this year Chevron and Bank of the West. Additional major sponsors of the event included Coit Financial Group and Michael & Denise Weiner (Gold Sponsors); Heritage Bank and Diane Longshore & Ron De Golia (Bronze Sponsors). A very special thank you to the Paris, after Midnight Committee These are very special people who truly give back to their community June Bowen, Adriane Lee Bird, Karen Booth, Pattee Court, Paula Evangelou, Kathy Jakel, Yama Jamili, Suzanne Masella, Mary Leigh Miller, Kathy Nelson, Melissa Ridenour, Erin Roeder, Doug Rowe, Nancy Scott, Nan Siegel, Holly Starr-Cvetich, David VanderJagt, Linda VanderJagt, Michael S. Weiner and Cynthia White. 32 (925)939-2787 | www.FriendsArtsEd.org Friends Friends of of Civic Civic Arts Arts Education Education Foundation Foundation 150 amazingly generous CONTRIBUTORS including Board of Directors, Volunteers, Sponsors and Businesses 1 MISSION party 200 GUESTS who enjoyed an evening of philanthropy to Ensure local arts education for our community Thanks to our Major Sponsors Bank of the West Chevron Michael and Denise Weiner Coit Financial Heritage bank Diane Longshore and Ron DeGolia Sponsors & Donors Alys Briggs American Conservatory Theater Ann Saavedra Designs Bankhead Theater Blackhawk Museum Blow Dry Bar Boundary Oaks Golf Course Brewery Gulch Inn Broadway Plaza California Academy of Sciences California Shakespeare Theater California Symphony Carmel Bach Festival Center Repertory Company Chamber Music San Francisco Changes Salon & Day Spa Chantal’s Hair Design Childrens Discovery Museum City of Walnut Creek Cobb’s Comedy Club Company C Contemporary Ballet Concannon Vineyards Crooked Vine/Stonyridge Winery Darioush Winery David and Linda VanderJagt Dee LeBlanc Diablo Ballet Diablo Regional Arts Association Diablo Rock Gym of Concord Doug Rowe East Bay Nature Ellen Sachtschale Esin Restaurant & Bar Essential Body Works Day Spa Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco Five Little Monkeys Freemark Abbey Winery Freight & Salvage Coffee House Glynnis Cowdery Havana Restaurant Thanks to our Major Donors 2014 Arts Commission Cottages of Napa John Gravell Julianna Craco Lafayette Gallery Mendocino Soroptimists Michael and Denise Weiner Nick Nourot Police Chief Tom Chaplin Shirley Nootbaar Stephen Joseph Photography Sue and Dick Rainey Major in Kind City of Walnut Creek Chairs for Affairs Lafayette Art Gallery WIlma Lott Catering Le Elegant Gateau The French Bakery Marin Cheese Company Whole Foods Il Fornaio James Newton Jane and Warren Stimpson Joe Bologna John Gravell Julianna Craco, Private Chef Karen Booth and John Doorlay Karin Lechner Katy’s Kreek Restaurant Kayak Connection Lamplighters Music Theatre Lavande Spa & Boutique LeMor Designs Little River Inn Livermore Valley Opera Lucas-Hill Art & Design MacCallum House Maria Maria Restaurant Markham Vineyards Marriott Walnut Creek Mary Leigh Miller Mendo Bistro Mendocino Botanical Gardens Mendocino Soroptomists Mendocino Theatre Company Michael and Denise Weiner Michael Berkeley Michael Butler and Timothy Near Murphys Hotel Nancy Hartley Nancy Scott Neiman Marcus Walnut Creek Nourot Glass Studio Oakland Ballet Company Oakland Zoo Olga Jusidman Collection Omnibus Organizing Opera San Jose Patrick Hayashi Peet’s Coffee Pinky’s Pizza Parlour Police Chief Tom Chaplin Prima Restaurant Renaissance Club Sport Richards Art & Craft Marketplace Robert Bateman Roger Yee Round Hill Country Club Ruth Bancroft Garden Salvatore Restaurant San Francisco 49ers San Francisco Ballet San Francisco Fire Department San Francisco Giants San Francisco Symphony San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles Shirley Nootbaar Silk Road Restaurant Skin Spirit Skunk Train Sky High Sports Smuin Ballet Stelle Bistro Stephen Joseph Photography Steve Hobbs Beach Blanket Babylon Sue and Dick Rainey The Cottages of Napa Valley The Door Restaurant The French Bakery The French Cheese Company The Olde SF Creamery Co. The Parish Restaurant Thirteen Salon Walnut Creek Civic Arts Education Walnut Creek Yacht Club Warren Emmett Rice Photography WC Int’l Short Film Festival We Olive Walnut Creek Wence’s Restaurant Wendy Shay, Herbs & Thyme Whole Foods Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Diane & Ron Longshore-De Golia www.FriendsArtsEd.org | (925)939-2787 33 34 (925)938-7529 | www.WalnutCreekRec.org HEALTH & FITNESS 36 38-40 Youth Adults 50+ 36-38 Adults SPECIALIZED RECREATION 57 57 Youth Adults PERSONAL DOG/PET CARE 40 Adults ENRICHMENT CAMPS 57-58 Youth SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY CAMPS 59-62 Youth PERSONAL ENRICHMENT 42 42 42-43 FOOD & COOKING 44 45 Youth Adults GOLF 49, 72 49, 72 Youth Adults Youth Adults Adults 50+ TENNIS 70 Adults 71 Youth AQUATICS 63-69 Youth 63-65 Adults MARTIAL ARTS 41 Youth Walnut Creek Recreation The Recreation Division is proud to provide the Walnut Creek community with a wide variety of programs and activities that improve physical and emotional health, create memories, strengthen families, create community, foster human development, and reduce stress. We truly have something for everyone. SOCIAL DANCE 46 47 SPORTS 48-49 Youth 49 CAMPS 50-53 Youth SPORT CAMPS 54-56 Youth Adults Youth Adults 50+ 46-47 Adults ADULTS 50+ 73-77 Adults 50+ OPEN SPACE 78-79 Youth 78-79 Adults PRESCHOOL 2 Youth www.WalnutCreekRec.org | (925)938-7529 35 Health & Fitness HEALTH & FITNESS AGES 6-11 NEW | Rhythmic Gymnastics class/camp This class is designed to introduce your child to the basics skills of rhythmic gymnastics. Rhythmic gymnastics combines the elegance of dance and ballet with the use of apparatus; ball, ribbon, hoop and rope. Children will be taught skills in order to attain flexibility, strength and coordination. The class will be fun and non-competitive, yet challenge your child. INSTRUCTOR : Anastasia Torba LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center $51: 4 classes Class 25786 Fri 5:15pm-6:15pm 6/6-6/27 LOCATION Oak View Room, Walnut Creek Library $183: 5 classes Class 26291 Mon-Fri 1:00pm-4:00pm 8/4-8/8 A D U LT Adi-Yoga “Open Gate” AGES 1½-3 ‘Adi’ means primal, original, or source. Adi-Yoga is an authentic classical hatha yoga which brings together restorative meditative movement (Asana), breathing practices (Pranayama), chanting (Mantra), and mindfulness practices (Meditation). Adi-Yoga helps cultivate present-moment awareness, reduce daily stress and improve your sense of well-being. INSTRUCTOR : Michael Stearns LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $147: 12 classes Gymnastics-Parent/Child This popular class, designed for parents and toddlers, will enhance your child’s motor development and confidence. Emphasis is on movement, rolling, climbing, hanging and jumping. Parent participation required. INSTRUCTOR : CGS Gymnastics Services, Inc. LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center $73: 5 classes Class 25640 9:30am-10:15am 9:30am-10:15am 6/3-7/8 7/15-8/19 Mon 7:00pm-8:15pm 6/2-8/25 Class 25455 Class 25456 Tue Tue No class 6/16 LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center $147: 12 classes No class 6/17 No class 8/12 Class 25641 AGES 3-5 Thu Thu 9:30am-10:45am 5:30pm-6:45pm 6/5-8/28 6/5-8/28 No class 6/19 Gymnastics-Preschool Classes are designed to enhance your child’s strength, coordination and confidence. Emphasis is placed on beginning gymnastics skills and equipment use. INSTRUCTOR : CGS Gymnastics Services, Inc. LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center $73: 5 classes Class 25642 No class 6/19 Like us on Facebook! www.facebook.com/WalnutCreekRec Become a part of the Walnut Creek Recreation family, and keep up with all the latest news, activities, and fun on Facebook! Share your photos, tell us what you think, and stay connected! Class 25457 Class 25458 Tue Tue 10:15am-11:00am 10:15am-11:00am 6/3-7/8 7/15-8/19 No class 6/17 No class 8/12 36 (925)943-5858 | www.WalnutCreekRec.org Health & Fitness A D U LT A D U LT Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement This class is for anyone who wants to move well and feel fantastic. Classes are designed to stimulate brain/mind function, coordination, and physical strength. You will use your body and brain to feel younger, stronger and fit! Slow, easy movements progress to complex active movements. Please dress comfortably and bring a big towel and pillow. INSTRUCTOR : Tancha McKnight LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center $89: 7 classes Pilates: Slow Method Flexband/Roller A blend of traditional Pilates mat work and the Slow Method, this class takes Pilates to a whole new level. The roller adds elements of self-massage, circulation, balance and control while the flexband increases resistance for arm and leg sculpting. Increase your overall body strength, awareness, flexibility and coordination all in one enjoyable and dynamic workout. INSTRUCTOR : Connie English LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center $135: 11 classes Class 25626 3:30pm-4:30pm 7/17-8/28 Wed 9:30am-10:20am 6/4-8/20 Class 25459 Thu No class 6/18 A D U LT A D U LT Hatha Yoga Introduction and practice of yoga postures and body alignment. Through stretching and relaxation techniques, yoga postures will strengthen the body and stimulate creative energy. Emphasis on correcting and adapting postures to meet individual needs. Bring your own mat, pad, or small rug. Refrain from eating for two hours before class. INSTRUCTOR : Sandra Foster LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center $90: 9 classes Pilates: Slow Method Magic Circle/Flexband The Magic Circle is a resistance ring designed to work your muscles together correctly to improve muscle tone and endurance while using the flexband for stretching and added arm and leg sculpting. INSTRUCTOR : Connie English LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center $135: 11 classes Class 25625 7:00pm-8:00pm 6/23-8/25 Mon 9:30am-10:20am 6/2-8/18 Class 25542 No class 8/4 Mon No class 6/16 A D U LT INSTRUCTOR : Sandra Foster LOCATION Studio D, Civic Park Studios $86: 8 classes Tai Chi & Chi Kung Learn the ancient Chinese ways to health and longevity through 6/25-8/27 meditation and exercise. In this class we use gentle movement and learn how to realign our posture, breathe for relaxation and stretch in stillness. Begin the beautiful routine of classical Yang style Tai Chi Chuan. Appropriate for all ages and fitness levels. Class 25543 Wed 5:30pm-6:30pm No class 7/9, 8/6 INSTRUCTOR : Marianne Haynes LOCATION Studio D, Civic Park Studios $89: 7 classes INSTRUCTOR : Qi Works LOCATION Bridge Cul-de-Sac, Civic Park $63: 6 classes Class 25544 No class 7/4 Fri 10:00am-11:30am 6/27-8/15 Class 25601 Class 25602 Thu Sat 9:00am-10:15am 9:00am-10:15am 6/26-7/31 6/28-8/2 INSTRUCTOR : Sandra Foster LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center $77: 7 classes Class 25545 Sat 10:35am-11:35am 6/28-8/23 No class 7/5, 8/2 www.WalnutCreekRec.org | (925)943-5858 37 Health & Fitness A D U LT S 5 0 + Zumba for Beginners Zumba is fun! It’s different, it’s effective, and it’s an aerobic workout. Zumba fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a fun experience. You’ll forget you’re exercising! Come check it out. INSTRUCTOR : Jo Nash LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center $33: 6 classes Class 25384 Class 25400 Class 25385 Class 25401 No class 7/4 Wed Wed Fri Fri 1:45pm-2:30pm 1:45pm-2:30pm 1:45pm-2:30pm 1:45pm-2:30pm 6/4-7/9 7/16-8/20 6/6-7/18 7/25-8/22 LOCATION Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gym A D U LT $33: 6 classes U-Jam Fitness U-Jam Fitness is an athletic cardio dance fitness program that unites world beats with urban flavor. The music will take you around the world from old school hip-hop to Bollywood with an athletic, intense cardio workout that makes you sweat, tones your body and leaves your body craving for more! INSTRUCTOR : April Crosby LOCATION Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gym $123: 12 classes Class 25386 Class 25402 Tue Tue 11:00am-11:45am 11:00am-11:45am 6/3-7/8 7/15-8/19 A D U LT S 5 0 + Chair Yoga This class involves practicing yoga using a chair instead of on the floor and is ideal for those who are challenged with mobility or for those looking for an alternative to other yoga programs. Wear loose clothing, and bring a non-slip yoga floor mat to class. Before registering for this class, please call the instructor at 925-462-5285. Class 25660 Sat 10:30am-11:30am 6/7-8/23 INSTRUCTOR : Marcia Conroy LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center A D U LT $99: 12 classes Zumba Zumba fitness fuses hypnotic Latin/International rhythms and dance moves to create an exhilarating and dynamic fun-filled interval training and toning hour. Zumba is known as the exercise in disguise. Beginners welcome as the steps are very basic and easy to follow. INSTRUCTOR : Janice Litvin LOCATION Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gym $83: 8 classes Class 25355 Thu 10:15am-11:15am 6/5-8/28 No class 7/31 A D U LT S 5 0 + Move to Improve Your Balance Having good balance is one of the most important aspects of healthy aging. This class is based on the Feldenkrais Method which uses creative and innovative movements that will ‘feed and challenge your brain. There is extensive research that shows that balance can be greatly improved. These movements will be done sitting, standing and walking. Learn and improve the quality of your life. Your instructor, who has been teaching for 20 years, will verbally direct the class through movements to improve your balance. INSTRUCTOR : Tancha McKnight LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center $99: 8 classes Class 25656 Class 25657 Tue Thu 7:30pm-8:30pm 7:30pm-8:30pm 6/3-7/22 6/5-7/24 $53: 5 classes Class 26287 Class 26288 Tue Thu 7:30pm-8:30pm 7:30pm-8:30pm 7/29-8/26 7/31-8/28 Class 25368 38 Mon 1:30pm-2:30pm 7/7-8/25 (925)943-5858 | www.WalnutCreekRec.org Health & Fitness A D U LT S 5 0 + internationally renowned Master Michael Tse, and is certified with over 25 years experience in affiliation with the Tse Qigong Centre. INSTRUCTOR : Adam Wallace LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $75: 6 classes Seniorcise Low impact exercise for men and women. Enhance flexibility, strength, cardiovascular endurance, coordination, and balance. Muscle toning with light weights. Bring a pair of 1 to 3lb hand weights and come exercise to wonderful big band music! INSTRUCTOR : Susan Funkhouser LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center $69: 12 classes Class 25371 Class 25588 Mon Mon 10:15am-11:15am 10:15am-11:15am 6/2-7/14 7/21-8/25 No class 6/23 Class 25372 Mon 3:00pm-4:00pm 6/2-8/25 A D U LT S 5 0 + No class 6/30 $69: 12 classes Taijiquan (Traditional Tai Chi Chuan) Taijiquan is China’s #1 health exercise, based on the yin and yang principles, with its origins in martial arts practice for vital energy Class 25373 No class 7/2 Wed 3:00pm-4:00pm 6/4-8/27 and longevity. Through this gentle discipline you will realize strength, internal power, balance, inner calm, ease of movement and self-awareness. Taijiquan unifies the body in movement and is appropriate for both beginners and students with prior training. Students will learn the Yang Style 24-Step Form. Master Adam Wallace is a senior student of internationally renowned Master Michael Tse, and is certified with over 25 years experience in affiliation with the Tse Qigong Centre. INSTRUCTOR : Adam Wallace LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $75: 6 classes A D U LT S 5 0 + NEW | Walk For Life Walk For Life© ...This innovative program, based on the Feldenkrais Method©, was created by Ruthy Alon, Feldenkrais Teacher since 1965. Tancha McKnight is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Teacher, a student of Ruthy Alon and a teacher of Walk For Life. She will be offering this class for the first time in this area. WFL is designed to improve our comfort and efficiency in walking. It is a tour-de-force learning opportunity and will benefit everyone who wishes to enhance, protect and invigorate their walking experience. Walking increases our flexibility, strength and stamina, and can be one of life’s great pleasures. This will be both an indoor and outdoor class and involves the use of walking poles. INSTRUCTOR : Tancha McKnight LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $48: 1 class Class 25374 Class 25587 Mon Mon 9:00am-10:00am 9:00am-10:00am 6/2-7/14 7/21-8/25 No class 6/23 A D U LT S 5 0 + Gentle Exercise Increase your mobility, vitality and well-being. Improve your flexibility and range of motion through mild yoga stretches. Tone your muscles with easy strength exercises. Get in touch with your body through movement-awareness. Tune the nervous system through conscious relaxation. Increase your vitality with deep breathing. This class is designed to accommodate all, from the fit Class 25383 Class 26289 Sat Sat 9:30am-1:00pm 9:30am-1:00pm 7/26 8/23 A D U LT S 5 0 + to the frail. The exercises can be done sitting or standing. Come, and have fun! INSTRUCTOR : Ziv Porat LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center $33: 4 classes Qigong (Ancient Chinese Health Exercise) Qigong was created over 3000 years ago to strengthen the body and cure and prevent disease, thus promoting health, vitality and longevity. It is an ancient Chinese health and healing exercise comprised of breathing, movement and meditation. Qigong is an enjoyable way to keep fit, reduce stress, and gain flexibility, youthfulness and a positive mental attitude. These gentle exercises are designed to harmonize the internal organs and enhance their functions, balance the body, mind and spirit and to balance the individual with nature. Master Adam Wallace is a senior student of Class 25356 Class 25357 Class 25388 No class 7/4 Fri Fri Fri 1:00pm-2:00pm 1:00pm-2:00pm 1:00pm-2:00pm 6/6-6/27 7/11-8/1 8/8-8/29 www.WalnutCreekRec.org | (925)943-5858 39 Health & Fitness / Dog & Pet Care A D U LT S 5 0 + Gentle Yoga It is never too late to begin yoga. Each individual will develop a unique yoga practice modifying it to fit their specific needs. The focus will include stretching to promote flexibility; asanas to enhance bone health; pose sequences to slightly increase heart rate; and restorative poses to relieve stress. Wear loose clothing, and bring a non-slip yoga floor mat as well as a firm blanket to class. Before registering for class, please call instructor at (925) 462-5285. INSTRUCTOR : Marcia Conroy LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $99: 12 classes DOG & PET CARE A D U LT Dog Obedience: Beginning In this foundation class, your dog will learn how to walk nicely on leash, sit and stay, come when called, not bolt through doors, not jump up, behave when groomed or examined, and more. With these skills your dog will have a more meaningful existence, will be handy around the house, and will be a welcome part of society. The first class is mandatory, and owners should come without their dog. Suitable for dogs 4-months and older. INSTRUCTOR : Dog Dynamics, Inc. Class 25359 Class 25358 Tue Thu 11:00am-12:15pm 8:45am-10:00am 6/3-8/26 6/5-8/28 LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center* $133: 6 classes $25 supply fee due at first class No class 7/29, 7/31 Class 25633 A D U LT S 5 0 + No class 7/1 Tue 7:15pm-8:00pm 6/17-7/29 NEW | Modern Dance Explore a world of movement in a safe, non-competitive environment. Together we create meaningful experiences that honor your uniqueness, individuality, creative power and potential. The beginning class is an introduction to modern dance basics including gentle warm-up, centering, building a dance vocabulary, exploring rhythm, music, simple combinations, improvisation and the creative process. No dance experience required. In the Intermediate class we continue exploring the world of movement in a safe, non-competitive environment while honoring your creative process. Some dance experience required for the intermediate class. INSTRUCTOR : Lynn Simon LOCATION Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gym Beginning $123: 10 classes Class 25899 Wed 11:00am-12:15pm 6/4-8/6 *7/8 class meets at Civic Park Community Center. A D U LT Dog: Help for Reactive Dogs Donâ€™t let another walk feel like a disaster because your dog lunges at other dogs. Donâ€™t stop taking your dog out in public because your dog loses his brain when a car goes by. Learn what makes your dog react, and the steps you can take to redirect that energy into more positive social behavior. Please do not bring your dog the first day of class, but come ready to learn how to set your dog up for success and stop the overly reactive response to every day common occurrences. INSTRUCTOR : Dog Dynamics, Inc. LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center* $133: 6 classes $25 supply fee due at first class Class 25634 No class 7/1. Tue 6:15pm-7:00pm 6/17-7/29 Intermediate $123: 10 classes *7/8 class meets at Civic Park Community Center. Class 25900 Wed 12:30pm-1:45pm 6/4-8/6 Turf & Dog Park UPDATE www.WalnutCreekRec.org or (925) 256-3574 Prior to field or dog park use, all groups Like us on Facebook! www.facebook.com/WalnutCreekRec Become a part of the Walnut Creek Recreation family, and keep up with all the latest news, activities, and fun on Facebook! Share your photos, tell us what you think, and stay connected! 40 and individuals should call for updated conditions of all City fields and the Heather Farm Dog Park. (925)943-5858 | www.WalnutCreekRec.org Martial Arts MARTIAL ARTS AGES 5-60 Cutting Edge Martial Arts This challenging, traditional program is offered to build an ongoing practice in martial arts for students of all ages. Class begins with a warm-up combining both kids and adults. Students are then separated by age and ability to learn techniques combining five traditions: Tae-Kwon-Do, Shotokan, Aikido, Judo and Jujitsu. Emphasis is on physical conditioning, character development and technique perfection. ‘A Cutting Edge black belt is not something you earn; it’s something you become.’ INSTRUCTOR : Preston Jones Enterprise LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center $75: 6 classes Class 25610 Class 25612 No class 7/4 Tue Fri Sat Fri Sat 5:30pm-6:30pm 6:30pm-7:30pm 10:00am-11:30am 6:30pm-7:30pm 10:00am-11:30am 6/3-7/8 6/6-7/18 6/7-7/19 7/25-8/29 7/26-8/30 AGES 3-6 Class 25614 No class 7/5 Tiny Tigers Karate This program is a good base for your child’s journey into martial arts. Each week is themed and focuses on specific skills in a fun learning environment. Instructors are all black belts with over 5 years of teaching experience. Classes are broken down into groups based on age if necessary. Participants will need to purchase a uniform on the first day of class for $35. INSTRUCTOR : Delta Martial Arts and Athletics LOCATION Studio, Delta Martial Arts & Athletics $91: 8 classes Class 25613 Class 25615 $87: 7 classes Class 25611 Tue 5:30pm-6:30pm 7/15-8/26 AGES 7-12 Karate Kids All of our Karate Kids are taught in a professional facility dedicated 6/23-8/11 6/24-8/12 6/26-8/14 to small class sizes and methods focused on the challenges of school-aged children. Through fun drills and exercises your child will develop self-esteem, self-discipline, safety awareness, respect and increased athletic abilities. Participants will need to purchase a uniform on the first day of class for $35. INSTRUCTOR : Delta Martial Arts and Athletics LOCATION Studio, Delta Martial Arts & Athletics $107: 8 classes Class 25737 Class 25739 Class 25741 Mon Tue Thu 6:00pm-6:30pm 3:30pm-4:00pm 5:00pm-5:30pm AGES 5-12 Keeping Kids Safe This program featured on ABC7’s View From The Bay is designed for the health and safety of your child. Safety expert and 5th degree black belt Sensei Preston Jones designed the program to engage your child in hands-on activities and games that help teach techniques to keep safe at home, school and while visiting friends. Stranger and bully awareness are the focus. As safety experts agree, ‘Every child should learn how to keep themselves safe.’ INSTRUCTOR : Preston Jones Enterprise LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center $75: 6 classes Class 25743 Class 25745 Mon Tue 4:00pm-4:45pm 6:30pm-7:15pm 6/23-8/11 6/24-8/12 Like us on Facebook! www.facebook.com/WalnutCreekRec Become a part of the Walnut Creek Recreation family, and keep up with all the latest news, activities, and fun on Facebook! Share your photos, tell us what you think, and stay connected! Class 25608 No class 7/4 Fri Fri 5:30pm-6:15pm 5:30pm-6:15pm 6/6-7/18 7/25-8/29 Class 25609 www.WalnutCreekRec.org | (925)943-5858 41 Personal Enrichment PERSONAL ENRICHMENT A D U LT CPR & First Aid Combo Receive certification in both Community CPR and Standard First Aid. Both certifications are through EMS Safety Services and are good for 2 years. Class includes introduction in use of defibrillator (AED). Wear comfortable clothing. INSTRUCTOR : CPR For Life LOCATION Classroom, Professional Education Center $65: 1 class $10 supply fee due at class Class 25598 Class 25599 Class 25600 Sat Sat Sat 9:00am-3:00pm 9:00am-3:00pm 9:00am-3:00pm 6/7 7/12 8/9 A D U LT S 5 0 + The Gifts of Aging We will explore elderhood from many perspectives within the AGES 1½-3½ context of aging. We all have certain insights, potentials, and expectations as well as experiences, opportunities, and growth that help define our process of aging. So, what’s it like living in elderhood? It is a time to grow–as someone once said–in “Age, Wisdom and Grace’. This is your opportunity to explore your unique aging experiences and to metabolize those experiences for the wisdom to be found there. The class will help accelerate that process through input, discussion, sharing, and readings in a safe, quiet place for reflective insight. We will also explore aging using models from Maslow, Erickson, Eberle, and Cohen. INSTRUCTOR : Roger Desmarais. MA, PhD LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $75: 6 classes Little Lits This class emphasizes early literacy in children to prepare them for a lifelong love of reading. Theme-based sessions introduce vital language and pre-reading skills through wonderful read-alouds, songs, storyboards, movement and finger play. Children will have fun singing and bouncing. You will take home songs to sing, book titles to read, and ideas for simple activities in this gentle and interactive class for young children. A parent or caregiver must stay in class. No unregistered siblings. INSTRUCTOR : Meera Sriram LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center $75: 6 classes Class 25375 10:00am-10:45am 6/27-8/8 Wed 10:00am-12:00pm 6/4-7/9 Class 25691 No class 7/4 Fri A D U LT S 5 0 + Mah-Jongg AGES 10-15 Babysitting for Beginners Learn the skills needed to be a trusted and responsible babysitter. Learn all about child development, bedtime strategies, discipline, how to get jobs, and ways to make babysitting fun for you and the kids. Basic first aid, general safety, and what to do in an emergency will also be covered. Students should dress to play and bring a lunch. Students will receive a certificate of completion. INSTRUCTOR : Suzy McCreary LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $51: 1 class Mah-Jongg is a fascinating rummy-like game played with tiles rather than cards. American Mah-Jongg uses a card of standard hands against which all games are played. It requires a very small amount of time to learn but results in hours of enjoyment laced with a lot of mental stimulation. For a fun experience come and enjoy a supportive environment where you will learn to play one step at a time. INSTRUCTOR : Betty Fraga LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center $43: 4 classes Class 25365 Sat 9:00am-2:30pm 6/21 Tue 1:00pm-4:00pm 6/3-6/24 Class 25454 42 (925)943-5858 | www.WalnutCreekRec.org Personal Enrichment A dult 5 0 + NEW | Mind Your Mind Mental fitness for fun. Keep your mental fitness at capacity with interesting topics, focused discussion, word puzzles (learn to make and to solve), multi-media and more. Use both right brain and left-brain activities and all your senses to stimulate the brain. You’ll start by creating a Mind Map and adding to it as the class progresses. INSTRUCTOR : JoAnn Adams LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center $63: 12 classes Class 25434 No class 7/1 Tue 10:00am-11:30am 6/3-8/26 A D U LT S 5 0 + Surfing the Internet $50: 2 classes NEW | Tech Buddies Computer instruction for both the beginning and advanced beginning student. The first class will consist of a two-hour group lesson and your second class will consist of a one-hour private lesson with the instructor. Your private lesson will be scheduled during the normal class meeting time and will take place either in a second or a third class meeting and will be scheduled by the instructor. Instructor will provide handouts tailor made to each student’s specific needs and interests. Total combined group and private instruction time for each student will be three hours. INSTRUCTOR : Martha Strizich LOCATION Technology Center, Downtown Walnut Creek Library All About Email $50: 2 classes The Internet is an amazing resource that allows us to access information about anything we want, any time we want it. This class will help you start exploring the Internet-finding sites that interest you and navigating those sites to find the information you’re looking for. Topics include search engines and web browsers, using bookmarks, downloading programs and files, and how to use the Internet for online shopping or banking. Class 25396 Tue 12:00pm-2:00pm 6/17 & by arrangement Introduction to Word $50: 2 classes This class covers the basics of Microsoft Word–how to create a new document, add, delete and move text around, change fonts, save and print. Once you master the basics you’re on your way to creating emails, letters, cards, flyers–or any other kind of document you can think of! Handouts provided on basic word processing functions. Class 25397 Tue 12:00pm-2:00pm 7/8 & by arrangement Discover how easy it is to stay connected with family and friends using email. You will learn how to set up a free email account, add attachments to emails, create a contact list, and download files and photos. We’ll also talk about how to keep your email inbox uncluttered by organizing mail into folders and getting rid of unwanted mail. Bring your user name and password to class if you already have an email account. Class 29395 Tue 12:00pm-2:00pm 6/3 & by arrangement All about iPads $50: 2 classes Do you have an iPad but aren’t sure what to do with it yet? Come and learn how to navigate your new iPad, and find out how it’s different from a laptop computer. Other topics include using the touch screen, what apps are and how to get them, and using your iPad to read eBooks. Students must provide their own iPad and know their account name and password. Class 25398 Tue 12:00pm-2:00pm 7/22 & by arrangement www.WalnutCreekRec.org | (925)943-5858 43 Food & Cooking FOOD & COOKING A D U LT A D U LT Plant-strong: How to Thrive on a plantbased diet This class will address the benefits of a plant-based diet, how to create nourishing meal plans, and practical steps to preparing delicious vegetarian meals. Great for someone who cooks for a family member who is vegetarian or vegan, wants to add more vegetables to their plate, or desires to transition to more of a plantbased eating plan. Although not a cooking class, these informative and hands-on sessions will involve creating meal plans, recipes and shopping guides. INSTRUCTOR : Michelle Dwyer LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $99: 4 classes Peru’s Cuisine-Fusion of Cultures The language of Peruvian cuisine speaks of a mixing bowl of cultures. The lemons brought by the Spanish flavors the native Peruvian potato in Crab Causa Roll, your entree, a cool seasoned potato with a delectable crab filling, garnished with olives from Peru and salsa criolla. Hot Stone Shrimp, still cooked with hot stones in rural areas, will be your appetizer. For dessert, Three Milks, a cake infused with a delicious three-milk combination, sprinkled with cinnamon, the colonial way. INSTRUCTOR : Nora Frazier LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $52: 1 class $17 supply fee due at first class Class 25649 Tue 7:00pm-9:00pm 6/3-6/24 Class 25630 Fri 6:30pm-9:30pm 8/15 A D U LT Dim Sum A D U LT Dim Sum means ‘a little bit of heart,’ and these little savories and sweets gladden the heart and palate. Dim Sum can be served as an elegant and fun light appetizer, light lunch, snack, or as a special treat. We will learn to use a variety of ingredients and seasonings to create popular items, and learn techniques of filling and wrapping delicious popular Asian snacks such as pork and shrimp dumplings, BBQ pork buns, Chinese broccoli, and sesame seed balls. INSTRUCTOR : Chat Mingkwan LOCATION Kitchen, Civic Park Community Center $57: 1 class $15 supply fee due at first class Peru’s Cuisine-Tasting New Flavors Peruvian cooking has been in creation for 7000 years between natives and immigrants. You will start with Yuquitas with Huancaina Sauce, a preferred restaurant nibble: a cheese sauce from the Andes highlands with the wonderful yuca you will learn all about. Chicken Escabeche is your entree, a result of 800 yrs. of Moorish & Spanish influence. Arroz Zambito, an Afro-Peruvian dessert from colonial Lima, will teach you more about the culinary history and importance of desserts in Peruvian gastronomy. INSTRUCTOR : Nora Frazier LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $52: 1 class $15 supply fee due at class Class 25653 7/11 Tue 6:30pm-9:30pm 8/19 Class 25629 Fri 6:30pm-9:30pm A D U LT Sushi Workshop A D U LT Peru’s Cuisine-Traditional Menu Prepare Fish Ceviche, ‘presentation card’ and pride of Peruvians, as your appetizer. Lomo Saltado with Rice Peruvian, a family favorite throughout Peru, stir-fried in a frying pan or wok, depicting strong Asian influence, will be your entree. Both dishes are seasoned with Aji Amarillo, the soul of Peruvian food! For dessert, A Limena Woman’s sigh, poetic name for a (surprise) delicate, delicious colonial dessert. INSTRUCTOR : Nora Frazier LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $52: 1 class $16 supply fee due at class Learn to slice fresh fish and shape into bite-size offerings for Nigiri. Learn to convert plain rice into flavorful sushi rice, wrap, and roll into all sorts of Sushi. Hands-on prepare traditional rolls, Nori Maki and trendy rolls, Uramaki. Learn all the basic of preparing fresh sushi and have fun creating your own delicious and healthy dinner such as toro, unagi, cucumber roll, spicy roll, California roll and Philadelphia roll. INSTRUCTOR : Chat Mingkwan LOCATION Kitchen, Civic Park Community Center $57: 1 class $15 supply fee due at class Class 25651 6/13 Mon 6:30pm-9:30pm 7/21 Class 25628 44 Fri 6:30pm-9:30pm (925)943-5858 | www.WalnutCreekRec.org Kids Cooking Camps A D U LT A D U LT Thai Cooking Series Recently returned from Thailand with new trends and his cookbook ‘Easy Thai,’ Chat invites you to get into Thai with this 3-week intensive Thai cooking series. Learn Thai culinary philosophy and recognize Thai tastes and flavors by hands-on preparation of a 5-dish Thai meal each night. We’ll use herbs and spices such as galangal and kaffir lime that are unique to Thai cuisine and transform fresh ingredients into delicious dishes. INSTRUCTOR : Chat Mingkwan LOCATION Kitchen, Civic Park Community Center $134: 3 classes $35 supply fee due at first class Vietnamese Cooking Series Let’s explore what makes Vietnamese cuisine so popular! Vietnamese cuisine has an East-meets-West combination of subtle tastes and flavors. Plus, while Asian food is generally healthy, Vietnamese is at the forefront. You’ll learn to use fresh herbs, such as Vietnamese mint-rau ram, basil-rau que, ngo gai, and pick up simple techniques in preparing popular Vietnamese dishes such as lemongrass chicken, hot and sour seafood soup, clay pot, shrimp fresh spring rolls, green mango salad, and more. INSTRUCTOR : Chat Mingkwan LOCATION Kitchen, Civic Park Community Center $134: 3 classes $35 supply fee due at first class Class 25652 Mon 6:30pm-9:30pm 8/4-8/18 Class 25650 Tue 6:30pm-9:30pm 6/3-6/17 KIDS COOKING CAMPS AGES 6-11 American Food Tour Cooking Camp We will be making everything from Southern favorites to classic New England fare. Everywhere you turn there is something new and delicious to try in our great country. Some of the great recipes include southern fried chicken, chili, fish tacos, cobb salad, peach cobbler, homemade mac & cheese, southwest marinated flank steak, turkey burgers, new England chowder, strawberry shortcake, chicken stew, homemade fries, banana bread and much more! INSTRUCTOR : Rainbow Chefs LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $298: 5 classes $40 supply fee due before the start of class AGES 4-12 Class 25101 Mon-Fri 9:00am-12:00pm 6/23-6/27 Kid’s Cooking: French Dinner Camp Young chefs learn the basics of nutrition, grocery shopping, reading food labels, food & knife safety and the importance of proper clean up. Children learn how to make delicious, healthy food that builds their self-esteem and supports their body. Family and friends will want to spend more time in the kitchen eating your young chefs creations. Menu: Asparagus with mixed greens, brioche (rolls), chicken with carrots and herbs, roasted potatoes and chocolate souffle for dessert. INSTRUCTOR : Chef Lynda Rexroat and staff LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center $177: 3 classes $15 supply fee due at first class AGES 6-11 Five Days in Italy Cooking Camp Learn the culture of Italy and its many regions. Learn about their basic ingredients and where Parmesan cheese came from as well as prepare many of their authentic dishes including spaghetti with homemade tomato sauce and meatballs, bruchetta, minestrone soup, pizza, Italian cookies, garlic bread, pane cotta, apple strudel risotto, frittata, and many other tasty Italian treats. INSTRUCTOR : Rainbow Chefs LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $298: 5 classes $40 supply fee due before the start of class Class 25088 Class 25089 Mon-Wed Mon-Wed 1:30pm-3:00pm 8/11-8/13 ages 4-5 4:00pm-5:30pm 8/11-8/13 ages 6-12 Class 25100 Mon-Fri 1:00pm-4:00pm 7/21-7/25 www.WalnutCreekRec.org | (925)943-5858 45 Social Dance SOCIAL DANCE A D U LT Tahitian Dance & Drumming This class offers various Tahitian dance styles from the oteas (dances to percussion), aparimas, to ahuro’as (story telling dances) and drumming/music technique for men and women. Student should be in fairly fit health without any major health issues. INSTRUCTOR : Rey and Lisa Aguilar LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center $67: 8 classes Tahitian Ahuro’a Women Class 25687 AGES 6-18 Wed 6:30pm-7:30pm 6/11-8/20 No class 7/3, 7/23, 7/30 Baton Twirling and Dance Learn how to twirl the baton! It’s fun and unique, combining dance and baton twirling for an exciting performance art. You can perform in parades, be the star of your school’s athletic events or talent show, and join a competition team! INSTRUCTOR : Sandi Rios LOCATION Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gym $48: 5 classes Beg/New Students Tahitian 1 Women and Men (Beg) Class 25685 Wed 7:30pm-8:30pm 6/11-8/20 No class 7/3, 7/23, 7/30 Tahitian II Women and Men (Int)* Class 25686 Wed 8:30pm-9:15pm 6/11-8/20 No class 7/3, 7/23, 7/30 Class 25754 $63: 5 classes Thu 3:00pm-3:45pm 6/5-7/3 Tahitian III Women and Men (Adv)* Class 25688 Wed 9:15pm-10:00pm 6/11-8/20 No class 7/3, 7/23, 7/30 *Registration per instructor’s approval only. Thu 4:45pm-6:00pm 6/5-7/3 Int/Advanced Students Class 25755 LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $67: 8 classes AGES 6-17 Tahitian Drumming/Music Tahitian and Polynesian Cultures Experience the motions and songs of the Pacific Islands and learn the Polynesian culture. Instruction includes dances from Tahiti and neighboring islands for all levels. INSTRUCTOR : Lisa Aguilar LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center $67: 8 classes Tahitian/Polynesian Culture (Beg) Class 25684 Sat 9:30am-10:30am 6/7-8/16 No class 6/28, 7/5, 7/26 A D U LT All About Social Ballroom, Swing and Hot Latin Salsa Have a great time and learn foxtrot, jitterbug, cha-cha, waltz, swing, hot Latin salsa, mambo, tango and much more. Easy, smooth-flowing combinations and a great method of teaching will make you feel comfortable and confident on the dance floor and prepare you for any dance party or wedding. We change partners so you can meet new friends. Singles and couples are welcome. Class 25682 Sat 9:30am-10:30am 6/7-8/16 ages 6-12 No class 6/28, 7/5, 7/26 Tah/Polynesian Culture (Int/Adv)* INSTRUCTOR : Anna Magid Class 25683 Sat 10:30am-12:00pm 6/7-8/16 ages 6-17 LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center $84: 6 classes No class 6/28, 7/5, 7/26 *Registration per instructor’s approval only. Class 25731 Mon 7:00pm-7:55pm 6/23-7/28 46 (925)943-5858 | www.WalnutCreekRec.org Social Dance A D U LT A D U LT Argentine Tango Argentine Tango is very popular in the Bay Area, one of the most developed and dedicated tango communities in the world. Learning Tango will open your possibilities for social connections not only locally, but also worldwide. Learn fundamentals, technique, rhythm and musicality while gaining movement awareness and the satisfaction of being able to dance the most challenging of all dances. Please wear leather-soled shoes. INSTRUCTOR : Marcelo Solis LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center $57: 6 classes Argentine Tango (Beg) Salsa & Latin Rhythms Dance For those who want to experience Salsa and any Latin Dance. Learn how to move your body, hips, and feet. We will cover techniques for posture and smooth movement. Detailed instruction will allow you to lead or follow to any type of Latin rhythm. Great tips and lots of fun. INSTRUCTOR : Marcelo Solis LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center $57: 6 classes Class 25623 Class 25624 Thu Thu 6:30pm-7:30pm 6:30pm-7:30pm 6/5-7/10 7/17-8/21 Class 25619 Class 25621 Thu Thu 7:30pm-8:30pm 7:30pm-8:30pm 6/5-7/10 7/17-8/21 A D U LT S 5 0 + Tuesday Line Dance Join us for an afternoon of fun and exercise while learning popular line dances. This class is designed for students of all levels; both the student who is new to line dancing or hasn’t danced for some time as well as the experienced dancer. Argentine Tango (Int) Class 25620 Class 25622 Thu Thu 8:30pm-9:30pm 8:30pm-9:30pm 6/5-7/10 7/17-8/21 A D U LT INSTRUCTOR : Cornelia Taylor LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center $94: 13 classes Line Dance The beginning/easy intermediate class is an energetic class with many returning dancers. It is designed for both the beginning line dancer and those with some line dance experience. Learn how to line dance and review dances being taught in the area. New dancers are welcome. The first part of the class will be devoted to introductory dances. Intermediate class is for the improving and experienced dancer who wants to learn newer dances and review the classics. Dances taught will reflect the interest and ability of the class. INSTRUCTOR : John Trentacosti LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center $51: 6 classes Line Dance (Beg/Easy Int) Class 25381 Tue 2:00pm-3:30pm 6/3-8/26 Reserve Your Picnic Area NOW! Book your picnic up to 4 months in advance. picnic season is March 1 through November 30. Larkey Park Medium Picnic Area (up to 75 people) $175/day Large Picnic Area (up to 300 people) $285/day Class 25594 Class 25596 Line Dance (Int) Wed Wed 5:30pm-7:00pm 5:30pm-7:00pm 6/4-7/9 7/16-8/20 Heather Farm Park Small Picnic Area (up to 30 people) $60/day Medium Picnic Area (up to 75 people) $175/day Large Picnic Area (up to 300 people) $285/day Class 25595 Class 25597 Wed Wed 7:00pm-9:00pm 7:00pm-9:00pm 6/4-7/9 7/16-8/20 Online Booking Available! All other picnic sites are available on a first-come/first-served basis, free of charge. For more information call 943-5858 or visit www.walnut-creek.org/picnics. www.WalnutCreekRec.org | (925)943-5858 47 Sports SPORTS KIDZ LOVE SOCCER Learn the world’s most popular sport from professional coaches using the Kidz Love Soccer method which includes age-appropriate skill demonstrations, fun games, and instructional scrimmages conducted in a non-competitive, recreational format. Participants receive a KLS jersey. Shin guards are required by the 2nd class meeting. AGES 3½-4 Tot Soccer Young children will develop large motor skills while having fun running and kicking just like the big kids! INSTRUCTOR : Kidz Love Soccer LOCATION : HF 2-Soccer North, Heather Farm Sports Fields $109: 8 classes Class 25700 Class 25701 Class 25702 Class 25703 Mon Mon Thu Thu 9:30am-10:00am 5:30pm-6:00pm 10:10am-10:40am 6:25pm-7:00pm 6/23-8/11 6/23-8/11 6/26-8/14 6/26-8/14 LOCATION : Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park $109: 8 classes AGES 2-3½ Class 25704 No class 7/5 Sat 9:00am-9:30am 6/28-8/23 Parent & Me Soccer As you and your child participate in our fun, age-appropriate activities, your child will develop both large motor skills and socialization skills. A variety of activities designed around the game of soccer will be played each week. The fun happens on the field so you won’t have to watch from the sidelines. INSTRUCTOR : Kidz Love Soccer LOCATION : HF 2-Soccer North, Heather Farm Sports Fields $109: 8 classes AGES 4-5 Pre Soccer Children will learn the basic techniques of soccer while building self-esteem and learning to follow instructions in a nurturing teaching environment. INSTRUCTOR : Kidz Love Soccer Class 25696 Class 25695 Class 25697 Thu Mon Thu 9:30am-10:00am 11:30am-12:00pm 5:45pm-6:15pm 6/26-8/14 6/23-8/11 6/26-8/14 LOCATION : HF 2-Soccer North, Heather Farm Sports Fields $109: 8 classes Class 25706 Class 25705 Class 25707 Class 25708 Mon Mon Thu Thu 10:00am-10:35am 6:00pm-6:35pm 10:40am-11:15am 6:25pm-7:00pm 6/23-8/11 6/23-8/11 6/26-8/14 6/26-8/14 LOCATION : Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park $109: 8 classes Class 25698 No class 7/5 Sat Sat 11:00am-11:30am 11:35am-12:05pm 6/28-8/23 6/28-8/23 LOCATION : Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park $109: 8 classes Class 25699 No class 7/5 Class 25709 No class 7/5 Sat 9:30am-10:05am 6/28-8/23 48 (925)943-5858 | www.WalnutCreekRec.org Sports AGES 5-6 A D U LT Soccer 1 Beginning players learn dribbling, passing, receiving, shooting, age-specific defense, etc. Fun skill games are played at every session, and every participant will have a ball at his or her feet. Small-sided soccer matches will be introduced gradually. INSTRUCTOR : Kidz Love Soccer LOCATION : HF 2-Soccer North, Heather Farm Sports Fields $109: 8 classes Golf Develop your skills with Boundary Oak Director of Instruction and former PGA tour player Dave DeLong. Beginning golfers will learn fundamentals such as the swing, short game, rules and etiquette. Class 7:00pm-7:45pm 10:35am-11:20am 6:35pm-7:20pm 6/26-8/14 6/23-8/11 6/23-8/11 size limited to 10 to ensure quality instruction. Bring a nine iron or pitching wedge to the first class. Clubs provided upon request at class. INSTRUCTOR : Dave DeLong LOCATION Driving Range, Boundary Oak Golf Course Class 25714 Class 25712 Class 25713 Thu Mon Mon LOCATION : Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park $109: 8 classes Class 25715 No class 7/5 Sat 10:05am-10:50am 6/28-8/23 $93: 6 classes $5 ball fee due at each class Beg/Int Womenâ€™s AGES 7-10 Soccer Skillz and Scrimmages Players will enjoy advanced skill building; dribbling, passing and shooting in a team play format. Each class will focus on scrimmages that emphasize application of finer technical points. All levels are welcome. INSTRUCTOR : Kidz Love Soccer LOCATION : HF 2-Soccer North, Heather Farm Sports Fields $109: 8 classes Class 25604 Tue 9:30am-10:30am 6/3-7/15 No class 6/17 Beg/Int Golf Coed Class 25605 Class 25606 Class 25607 Tue Tue Thu 6:00pm-7:00pm 7:00pm-8:00pm 6:30pm-7:30pm 6/3-7/15 6/3-7/15 6/5-7/17 No class 6/17 No class 6/17 No class 6/19 Class 25717 Mon 4:45pm-5:30pm 6/23-8/11 AGES 7-11 LOCATION : Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park $109: 8 classes Golf-Junior 10:50am-11:35am 6/28-8/23 Develop your skills with Director of Instruction and former PGA Tour player Dave DeLong. This beginning class is designed for new golfers with minimal experience. The group lessons cover fundamentals such as the swing, short game, rules and etiquette. Class size is limited to ensure quality instruction. Bring a pitching wedge or nine iron to the first class. Clubs provided upon request at class. INSTRUCTOR : Dave DeLong LOCATION Driving Range, Boundary Oak Golf Course $78: 5 classes $5 ball fee due at each class Golf Jr. Beginner Class 25718 No class 7/5 Sat WEATHER WATCH : In case of rainouts, please call the KLS Field Hot-Line at 1-888-372-5803 Â˝ hour prior to your class start time or download the free Kidz Love Soccer app for iPhone or Android to receive cancellation notifications directly on your phone. All rainouts will be made up at the regular class time during the week(s) following the end of the session. No credits will be issued if make-ups are offered. If we are unable to schedule a make-up, refunds will be issued. Class 25603 Thu 4:00pm-5:00pm 6/26-7/31 No class 7/24 www.WalnutCreekRec.org | (925)943-5858 49 Camps AGES 6-12 Walnut Creek Day Camp: full and half day sessions Summer is the most memorable time of year for children. Kids will enjoy water, fresh air and sunshine in a safe and supportive environment. Crafts, games, swimming and other themed adventures promote individuality and creativity on a daily basis. Watch your child build relationships with other local children and find great role models in our trained staff. Campers spend mornings at their selected program, and at Heather Farm Park. Children enjoy all-day excursions on Thursdays. Swimming at Heather Farm pool on Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays. Each week features a themed special event. A camp T-shirt is included with each registration. Must be 6 years old at the start of the session. LOCATION Bancroft Elementary School Multi-use Room Drop Off/Pick Up : Campers are dropped off at Bancroft Elementary School in the morning. They are transported to Heather Farm Park each afternoon. Pick-up is always at Heather Farm Park. Please note that due to the Heather Farm Park playground reconstruction we will utilize the parks large picnic area for pick-up and extended care activities. Fees: REGULAR CARE $297 Regular Care 9:00am-4:30pm EXTENDED CARE $325 Extended Care 7:00am-6:00pm Half Day $138 Half Day 9:00am-12:30pm Half Day program includes the all-day trip on Thursday. (Half-day session not eligible for family discount or payment plans). No class 7/4* 4 day price $25.00 off for 4-day week Payment plans available for campers registered in three or more full day program sessions. Call (925) 943-5858 for more information. Family Discount: $10 for each additional child enrolled in the same full day camp sessions. Note: All registrants will receive an information letter in the mail. Please fill out the emergency forms and return them prior to the first day of camp. Forms can be downloaded at www.WalnutCreekRec.org Week 1: Spy Week 6/23-6/27 Week 3: Pirates 7/7 – 7/11 Trip: Jelly Belly Factory/ Scandia Special Event: Messy, Sloppy Fun Class 25137 (Ext.) Class 25138 (Reg.) Class 25151 (Half Day) Week 5: Wacky Week 7/21 – 7/25 Week 7: Dragons, Wizards and Elves 8/4-8/8 Trip: Bowling and Movie Special Event: Game Day Class 25133 (Ext.) Class 25134 (Reg.) Class 25149 (Half Day) *Week 2: Red, White and Blue Palooza 6/30-7/3 Trip: WaterWorld Special Event: Sock Hop Class 25141 (Ext.) Class 25142 (Reg.) Class 25153 (Half Day) Week 6: Safari Week Trip: Great America Special Event: Scavenger Hunt Class 25145 (Ext.) Class 25146 (Reg.) Class 25155 (Half Day) Week 8: Through the Decades 8/11-8/15 Trip: Rock n Jump, park day Special Event: Carnival ($5 fee) Class 25135 (Ext.) Class 25136 (Reg.) Class 25150 (Half Day) Week 4: Super Hero Week 7/14 – 7/18 7/28 – 8/1 Trip: San Francisco Zoo Special Event: Sports Day Class 25143 (Ext.) Class 25144 (Reg.) Class 25154 (Half Day) Trip: Roller Skating and Movie Special Event: Tournament of Champions Class 25147 (Ext.) Class 25148 (Reg.) Class 25156 (Half Day) Trip: Discovery Kingdom Special Event: Talent Showcase Class 25139 (Ext.) Class 25140 (Reg.) Class 25152 (Half Day) AGES 6-13 Week 9: Bowling Camp with Walnut Creek Sports Camp 8/18-8/22 Thursday Trip: Waterworld Special Event: Sports Day , Games 2U Class 25189 (Ext.) Class 25190 (Reg.) Class25207 (Half Day) 50 (925)943-5858 | www.WalnutCreekRec.org Camps AGES 9-13 Walnut Creek Sports Day Camp: full and half day sessions We are offering a fully staffed and supervised recreational athletic camp. The program consists of 8 weeks of sessions with your choice of two different sports for each of the sessions with a 9th week session offering bowling. Our camp is specifically designed to teach and develop training skills, basic individual skills, sportsmanship, team strategies and concepts as well as building confidence and self discipline. Focus is also on having fun and enjoyment of the sport. Swimming (Mon, Wed, Fri), recreational games and field trips generally on Thursday are all part of each session. A camp t-shirt is included with each registration. LOCATION Foothill Community Gymnasium: 2775 Cedro Lane, Walnut Creek, CA 94598 Drop-Off/Pick Up : Campers are dropped off at Foothill Community Gymnasium in the morning. They are transported to Heather Farm Park each afternoon. Pick up is always at Heather Farm Park. Please note that due to the Heather Farm Park playground reconstruction we will utilize the parks large picnic area for pick-up and extended care activities. Fees: REGULAR CARE $297 Regular Care 9:00am-4:30pm EXTENDED CARE $325 Extended Care 7:00am-6:00pm Half Day $138 Half Day 9:00am-12:30pm Half Day program includes the all-day trip on Thursday. (Half-day session not eligible for family discount or payment plans). No Class 7/4* 4-day Price: $25.00 off for 4-day week Payment plans available for campers registered in three or more full day program sessions. Call (925) 943-5858 for more information. Family Discount: $10 for each additional child enrolled in the same full day camp sessions. Note: All registrants will receive an information letter in the mail. Please fill out the emergency forms and return them prior to the first day of camp. Forms can be downloaded at www.WalnutCreekRec.org Week 1: 6/23-6/27 Week 3: 7/7-7/11 Week 5: 7/21-7/25 Week 8: 8/11-8/15 Trip: Bowling and Movie Special Event: Game Day 25172 Golf Ext. 25173 Golf Reg. 25191 Golf Half Day 25175 Tennis Ext. 25174 Tennis Reg. 25192 Tennis Half Day *Week 2: 6/30-7/3 Trip: Jelly Belly Factory/ Scandia Special Event: Messy, Sloppy Fun 25157 Flag Football Ext. 25158 Flag Football Reg. 25195 Flag Football Half Day 25162 Basketball Ext. 25163 Basketball Reg. 25196 Basketball Half Day Week 4: 7/14-7/18 Trip: Aâ€™s Game Special Event: Sock Hop 25176 Baseball Ext. 25171 Baseball Reg. 25194 Basebal Half Day 25159 Soccer Ext. 25160 Soccer Reg. 25200 Soccer Half Day Week 6: 7/28-8/1 Trip: Roller Skating, Movie Special Event: Tournament of Champions 25186 Golf Ext. 25185 Golf Reg. 25205 Golf Half Day 25188 Multisport Ext. 25187 Multisport Reg. 25206 Multisport Half Day AGES 6-13 Week 9: 8/18-8/22 Trip: Rock n Jump, Park Day Special Event: Carnival ($5 fee) 25177 Multisport Ext. 25180 Multisport Reg. 25193 Multisport Half Day 25178 Lacrosse Extended Ext. 25161 Lacrosse Reg. 25199 Lacrosse Half Day Trip: San Francisco Zoo Special Event: Sports Day 25169 Multisport Ext. 25170 Multisport Football Reg. 25201 Multisport Half Day 25165 Basketball Ext. 25166 Basketball Reg. 25202 Basketball Half Day Week 7: 8/4-8/8 Trip: Discovery Kingdom Special Event: Talent Show 25179 Multisport Ext. 25164 Multisport Reg. 25197 Multisport Half Day 25167 Tennis Ext. 25168 Tennis Reg. 25198 Tennis Half Day Trip: Waterworld Special Event: Sports Day , Games2U 25189 Bowling Ext. 25190 Bowling Reg. 25207 Bowling Half Day Trip: Great America Special Event: Scavenger Hunt 25183 Soccer Ext. 25184 Soccer Reg. 25203 Soccer Half Day 25181 Volleyball Ext. 25182 Volleyball Reg. 25204 Volleyball Half Day www.WalnutCreekRec.org | (925)943-5858 51 Camps AGES 3-5 AGES 4-6 Camp Tenderfoot Camp Tenderfoot is specially designed to be a child’s first day camp experience. Children build confidence and develop social skills while making new friends in a safe, supportive environment. Our warm, nurturing staff provides age-appropriate arts and crafts, games, water play and other exciting adventures designed to promote creativity and socialization. Campers must be potty-trained. Each session revolves around a special theme that includes a daily craft, playtime, stories, as well as featuring special park and water days. A camp t-shirt is included with each registration. Must be 3 years old at the start of the session. LOCATION Back Patio, Heather Farm Community Center Camp Little Walnut Summer at Camp Little Walnut is filled with fun, excitement and enthusiasm. Our age-appropriate games and activities build confidence and inspire independence on a daily basis. Little Walnuts will enjoy exploring their creativity while making new friends. Each week includes special themed activities and adventures designed to delight kids and keep them excited and eager to come back every morning. Each day, our trained staff, help campers build self-esteem and improve their social skills while having a wonderful time. A camp T-shirt is included with each registration. Must be 4 years old at the start of the session. LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm Preschool $106: 5 classes $86: 4 Classes, Week 2 (6/30-7/3) *NO CLASS 7/4 Sessions are 2 weeks, Mon-Thu $164: 8 classes Session 1: Under the Sea Week 1: Wacky Week Class 25125 6/23–7/3 Week 2: Seasons 9:00am-11:30am 6/23-6/27 Class 25121 9:30am-12:00pm Session 2: Wacky World Class 25126 7/7-7/17 9:00am-11:30am 6/30-7/3 Class 25122 Session 3: Seasons 9:30am-12:00pm Week 3: Safari Adventures Class 25127 9:30am-12:00pm 7/21-7/31 9:00am-11:30am 7/7-7/11 Class 25123 Week 4: Diggin’ for Dinos Session 4: Bugs and Butterflies Class 25128 8/4-8/14 9:00am-11:30am 7/14-7/18 Class 25124 9:30am-12:00pm Week 5: When I Grow Up Class 25129 9:00am-11:30am 7/21-7/25 Week 6: Under the Sea tenderfoot or little walnut, which program is right for your camper? Crafts and games, socialization, and tons of fun can be found in both programs, but there are some differences. Tenderfoot campers are a little younger than our Little Walnuts. If your child has not yet started preschool, Tenderfoot is a great start. Children who have had more school or play group experiences will find Little Walnut camp a perfect fit. Whichever camp you choose, our program leaders will make sure that your child has a wonderful summer! Class 25130 9:00am-11:30am 7/28-8/1 Week 7: Bugs and Butterflies Class 25131 Week 8: Pirates 9:00am-11:30am 8/4-8/8 Class 25132 9:00am-11:30am 8/11-8/15 52 (925)943-5858 | www.WalnutCreekRec.org Camps AGES 4½ - 10 Kidz Love Soccer Camp Spend a week enjoying the world’s most popular sport in a fun, recreational environment. Learn and practice soccer skills including: dribbling, passing, receiving, and shooting. Play small sided soccer matches to improve teamwork, tactics, and positional play. Everyone is a winner as the week’s fun culminates in an ageappropriate ‘World Cup’ tournament. All campers receive a soccer ball and KLS jersey. All campers must wear shin guards. INSTRUCTOR : Kidz Love Soccer LOCATION HF 2-Soccer North, Heather Farm Sports Fields $175: 5 classes Class 24834 Class 24835 Class 24836 Class 24837 Class 24838 Mon-Fri Mon-Fri Mon-Fri Mon-Fri Mon-Fri 9:00am-1:00pm 9:00am-1:00pm 9:00am-1:00pm 9:00am-1:00pm 9:00am-1:00pm 6/23-6/27 ages 4 ½ -6 8/11-8/15 ages 4 ½ -6 6/23-6/27 ages 7 - 8 8/11-8/15 ages 7 - 8 8/11-8/15 ages 9-10 AGES 6-12 Skateboarding Camp Walnut Creek skate park is now offering weeklong summer AGES 7-16 camps in partnership with the Jordan Richter Skateboarding Academy! Campers will learn how to safely navigate the skate park, learn tricks, make new friends, and above all else-have a blast! Participants will receive instruction based on their individual abilities and skill levels. Helmet, elbow pads, and kneepads are required. A skateboard purchased from a skateboard shop is also highly recommended. INSTRUCTOR : Jordan Richter Skateboarding Academy LOCATION Skate Park, Heather Farm Park $292: 5 classes Golf Camp with Dave DeLong Whether your child has never been on the course before or is an advanced junior golfer, this camp is the right place to develop the skills necessary to become a better golfer while having fun. Your child will receive professional instruction from the basics of grip and stance to the finer points of swing mechanics while learning essential life skills in a supportive environment. All campers play 27 holes on Boundary Oak’s championship golf course and celebrate on the final day with an awards ceremony (parents welcome). All golfers must bring equipment or equipment may be rented upon request for $40. Call 925-997-3683 INSTRUCTOR : Dave DeLong LOCATION Golf Shop, Boundary Oak Golf Course $299: 4 classes Class 25692 Class 25693 Class 25694 Class 25732 Class 25733 Class 25734 Mon-Fri Mon-Fri Mon-Fri Mon-Fri Mon-Fri Mon-Fri Mon-Fri Mon-Fri 9:00am-3:00pm 9:00am-3:00pm 9:00am-3:00pm 9:00am-3:00pm 9:00am-3:00pm 9:00am-3:00pm 9:00am-3:00pm 9:00am-3:00pm 6/23-6/27 7/7-7/11 7/14-7/18 7/21-7/25 7/28-8/1 8/4-8/8 8/11-8/15 8/18-8/22 Class 25043 Class 25044 Class 25045 Class 25046 Class 25047 Class 25048 Class 25053 Class 25054 Tue-Fri Tue-Fri Tue-Fri Tue-Fri Tue-Fri Tue-Fri Tue-Fri Tue-Fri 7:30am-12:30pm 7:30am-12:30pm 7:30am-12:30pm 7:30am-12:30pm 7:30am-12:30pm 7:30am-12:30pm 7:30am-12:30pm 7:30am-12:30pm 6/24-6/27 7/1-7/4 7/8-7/11 7/15-7/18 7/22-7/25 7/29-8/1 8/5-8/8 8/12-8/15 Class 25735 Class 25736 Like us on Facebook! www.facebook.com/WalnutCreekRec Become a part of the Walnut Creek Recreation family, and keep up with all the latest news, activities, and fun on Facebook! Share your photos, tell us what you think, and stay connected! All of below needs to be in one highlighted box (like Kids Love Soccer in the regular guide) www.WalnutCreekRec.org | (925)943-5858 53 Sport Camps SKYHAWKS SPORTS CAMPS Skyhawks Sports provides sports programs where children can discover and develop athletic skills and social values, such as teamwork, leadership and sportsmanship. Our programs are designed to give each child a positive experience in sports fostering a thirst for an active, healthy lifestyle and love of the game. AGES 3-4 Skyhawks Tiny-Hawk Sports This program was designed to give children a positive first step into athletics. Participants learn balance, body movement, hand/ eye coordination, and skill development through a series of sportsspecific games and activities tailored to their attention spans. Our trained staff and progressive curriculum allows kids to develop at their own pace in a fun and safe environment with lots of encouragement. All participants receive a t-shirt and a merit award. The participant-to-coach ratio is approximately 6:1. INSTRUCTOR : Skyhawks LOCATION HF 4, Heather Farm Sports Fields $59: 4 classes Class 25110 Mon-Thu 9:00am-9:45am GRADES 6-9 6/30-7/3 Basketball Soccer Baseball Class 25111 Class 25112 Mon-Thu 10:00am-10:45am 6/30-7/3 Mon-Thu 11:00am-11:45am 6/30-7/3 Teen Camp Looking for something to do during the summer? Don’t be bored, come to teen camp! Enjoy hanging out with your peers as you enjoy plenty of recreational activities, field trips to various amusement parks, and swimming. Build friendships and create memories with other local teens. This camp is designed for teens and is geared toward the independent teen. All registrants will receive an informational letter in the mail. Please fill out the emergency forms and return them prior to the first day of camp. Emergency forms can be downloaded at www.WalnutCreekRec.org. Drop-off and pick up is at the Gazebo at Civic Park. *Trips subject to change. $314: 5 classes Mon–Fri 9:00am-5:00pm AGES 4-6 Skyhawks Mini-Hawk Camp (Soccer, Baseball, Basketball) This multi-sport program was developed to give children a positive first step into athletics. Baseball, basketball and soccer are taught in a safe, structured environment filled with lots of encouragement and a big focus on fun! Through games and activities, campers explore balance, hand/eye coordination, and skill development at their own pace. All participants receive a t-shirt, ball and merit award. Participant-to-coach ratio is 8:1. INSTRUCTOR : Skyhawks LOCATION HF 4, Heather Farm Sports Fields $179: 5 classes Class Date Mon Tues Great America Roller Skating Wed Thurs Fri Class 25117 Class 25118 Class 25119 Mon-Fri Mon-Fri Mon-Fri 9:00am-12:00pm 9:00am-12:00pm 9:00am-12:00pm 6/16-6/20 7/7-7/11 8/4-8/8 24794 6/23- Bowling, 6/27 Pizza, Movie 24795 7/77/11 24796 7/47/18 Bowling, Pizza, Movie Bowling, Pizza, Movie Mystery Discovery WaterDay Kingdom world USA Mystery Great Day America Waterworld USA Waterworld USA Jump Mystery Great Sky High Day America Mystery Day A’s game 24797 7/21- Bowling, 7/25 Pizza, Movie Discovery WaterKingdom world USA 54 (925)943-5858 | www.WalnutCreekRec.org Sport Camps AGES 5-8 Skyhawks Beginning Golf Camp AGES 6-8 Skyhawks Multi-sport Camp (Soccer, Baseball, & Flag Football) Using the SNAG (Starting New At Golf) system, participants learn the fundamentals of putting, chipping, pitching and driving in addition to the rules, etiquette and strategy of the game. Our progressive curriculum and modified equipment has simplified instruction so that young players can make an effective transition onto the golf course. All equipment is provided. All participants receive a t-shirt and merit award. Participant-to-coach ratio is 6:1. INSTRUCTOR : Skyhawks LOCATION HF 4, Heather Farm Sports Fields $179: 5 classes We combine soccer, baseball and flag football into one fun-filled week, allowing young athletes to discover and develop a passion for a variety sports in one setting. Athletes will learn the essential rules, strategies and skills of each sport, along with vital life lessons such as teamwork and sportsmanship. All participants receive a t-shirt and a merit award. Participant-to-coach ratio is 12:1 INSTRUCTOR : Skyhawks LOCATION HF 4, Heather Farm Sports Fields Class 25215 Class 25216 Mon-Fri 9:00am-12:00pm Mon-Fri 9:00am-12:00pm 6/23-6/27 7/7-7/11 $179: 5 classes Class 25214 Mon-Fri 9:00am-12:00pm 6/16-6/20 AGES 5-8 Skyhawks Multi-Sport Camp (Kickball, Dodgeball, Ultimate Frisbee, Capture the Flag) AGES 6-8 Skyhawks Baseball Camp Skyhawks has taken your favorite games from the playground and combined them into an action packed camp! Each day your young athlete will play variations of Kickball, Dodgeball, Ultimate Frisbee and Capture the Flag. Participants will learn sportsmanship, teamwork and strategy in addition to the rules of the game. All participants receive a t-shirt and a merit award. Participant-tocoach ratio is 14:1 INSTRUCTOR : Skyhawks LOCATION HF 4, Heather Farm Sports Fields $179: 5 classes Learn the fundamentals of fielding, catching, throwing, hitting, and base running in a fun, safe and positive environment. Athletes learn new baseball skills along with the essential rules, strategies and etiquette of Americaâ€™s past-time. All participants receive a t-shirt and a player evaluation. Participant-to-coach ratio is 10:1 INSTRUCTOR : Skyhawks LOCATION HF 4, Heather Farm Sports Fields $179: 5 classes Class 25218 Mon-Fri 9:00am-12:00pm 7/28-8/1 Class 25219 Mon-Fri 9:00am-12:00pm 7/14-7/18 AGES 6-8 Skyhawks Soccer Camp AGES 6-8 Skyhawks Basketball Camp This fun, skill-intensive program is designed for beginning to intermediate players. Using our progressive curriculum, campers will gain the technical skills, strategy and sports knowledge to take their next step into soccer. All participants receive a t-shirt, soccer ball and player evaluation. The participant-to-coach ratio is approximately 14:1. INSTRUCTOR : Skyhawks LOCATION HF 4, Heather Farm Sports Fields $179: 5 classes This fun, skill-intensive program is designed for beginning to intermediate players. An active week of passing, shooting, dribbling, defense and rebounding makes this one of our most popular programs. All participants receive a t-shirt, basketball, and player evaluation. Participant-to-coach ratio is 10:1 INSTRUCTOR : Skyhawks LOCATION Court1, Foothill Community Gym $179: 5 classes Class 25220 9:30am-12:30pm 7/21-7/25 Mon-Fri 9:00am-12:00pm 8/4-8/8 Class 25217 Mon-Fri www.WalnutCreekRec.org | (925)943-5858 55 Sport Camps & Sports SPORTS Tice Valley, Foothill & walnut creek intermediate Community Gymnasiums Tice Valley, Foothill, and Walnut Creek Intermediate Community Gymnasiums are available for public and private rentals. Book your special events (basketball/volleyball practices, luncheons, business meetings, etc.) with us. For further information call Leo Harrod, Hope Keung or Wes Allnutt at (925) 256-3572. Drop-in Volleyball The volleyball drop-in program meets on Friday evenings from 7:00-10:00 pm at the Tice Valley Gym. Cost is $5 and is open to the first 45 participants. Turf & Dog Park Hotline (925) 256-3574 Prior to field or dog park use, all groups and individuals should call for updated conditions of all City fields and the Heather Farm Dog Park. Badminton & Pickle Ball Drop-in Badminton & Pickle Ball The drop-in programs meet on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 10:00 am-12:00 pm at Tice Valley Gym. Cost is $3. Call (925) 256-3572 for summer schedule. Continental Little League (925) 210-6141 Sport/Fitness Groups Baseball and softball programs for boys and girls aged 7-15. Log onto www.continentalbaseball.com for information. CYO Sports Summer Basketball League Adult Basketball Leagues Thurs/Sunday 5-on-5 Registration packets for the adult 5-on-5 basketball leagues will be available at the Tice Valley Gym starting in June or you can have it emailed to you by sending a request to Hope Keung at keung@ walnut-creek.org. League play will begin in July for Sunday and Thursday night leagues. Games will be played at the Tice Valley Community Gymnasium. Individuals looking to join a team may be placed on a waiting list by emailing Hope Keung at keung@ walnut-creek.org. 943-5899, ext. 5866 St. John Vianney boys and girls basketball – call (510) 376-5423. St. Mary’s boys and girls basketball, cross country, and track & field – call (925) 256-8453. JAZZERCISE (925) 947-6987 Designed for all fitness levels and ages, with high- and low-impact options. Classes are ongoing, seven days a week. Register anytime. Odyssey/Jrs. Girls Volleyball (925) 974-6219 Odyssey/VIP is a volleyball instructional program designed for 5th – 8th grade girls to learn or enhance their game. Email Odysseyvball@astound.net for more information. Fitness Programs Please see page 36-40 for details about many other exciting fitness classes. Walnut Creek Adult Softball, Inc. (925) 943-1955 WCASI provides a recreational slow-pitch softball program at Heather Farm Park. For dates and for more information, log onto www.wcasi.org. Walnut Creek Little League (925) 806-8242 Volleyball Adult Volleyball Leagues Monday Night Coed League 943-5899, ext. 5866 Wednesday Night Women’s 4’s Baseball and Softball programs for boys and girls aged 8-16. For more information, log onto www.wcbaseball.org. Walnut Creek Marauders and Cheer (925) 941-4745 Registration packets for the Monday summer adult volleyball coed league and Wednesday Women’s 4’s will be available at the Tice Valley Gym. Call (925) 256-3572 or email email@example.com for a registration. This contact football organization competes in the Diablo Valley Youth Football Conference and is open to boys and girls aged 5-15 years old. Log onto www.wcyfmarauders.com. Walnut Creek Soccer Club (925) 407-5662 The WCSC is a youth soccer organization only, with players ages 6-18. For information, visit www.wcsc.org. Walnut Creek Youth Athletic Association (925) 933-4884 WCYAA offers recreational sports for boys and girls in grades K-11, including basketball, t-ball/baseball and summer soccer. Log onto www.wcyaa.com for information. 56 (925)256-3572 | www.WalnutCreekRec.org Specialized Recreation /Personal Enrichment SPECIALIZED RECREATION Specialized Recreation Summer Camp This summer camp is carefully designed for children, teens and young adults who have special needs. Our professionally trained staff creates a loving and nurturing environment. Emphasis is placed on social interaction, recreational and educational activities, community involvement. Campers experience a fun-filled day camp with crafts, games, nature study, music, sports, drama and swimming. Activities for teens and young adults help to develop independent living skills such as shopping, cooking, social skills and environmental education. SERVICES OF A PERSONAL NATURE: The camp does not provide assistance in eating and toileting and although our staff/volunteer to camper ratio is very high (3 to 1) this does not mean that we are able to provide 1 to 1 care. Register separately for trips. Registration cost includes $25 supply fee. LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center $250: 4 CLASSES Week 1 $207: 3 CLASSES, WEEK 2 (7/1 – 7/3)* PERSONAL ENRICHMENT CAMPS AGES 4-8 Spanish CampA Walk through the Jungle Hola amigos! Hello friends! Vamos a divertirnos con los animales de oceano. Let’s go and have fun with sea animals. Through our hands on, interactive, and stimulating environment your child will learn Spanish and enjoy playing with new friends. Learn Spanish through singing, art, and fun activities. As their imagination brings them to the sea world, they can pretend to be caballos de mar( see horses), cangrejos (crabs), estrellas de mar( star fish), tiburones ( sharks). Piñata on Friday. INSTRUCTOR : Miriam Lattanzi LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $198: 5 classes $5 supply fee due at first class Class 25055 6/23-6/26 AGES 5-7 Mon-Fri 9:00am-12:00pm 7/21-7/25 Class 25240 Mon-Thu 9:00am-3:00pm Week 2 Class 25241 Week 3 Mon-Thu 9:00am-3:00pm 6/30-7/3 7/7-7/10 7/14-7/17 7/21-7/24 7/28-7/31 8/4-8/7 8/11-8/14 Create-A-Book The art of bookmaking will be the focus of this week. Participants will learn how to make shape books, pop ups books, accordion books, and Flag books. They will also be introduced to simple binding techniques. INSTRUCTOR : Lekha Publishers, LLC LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $198: 5 classes $10 supply fee due at class Class 25242 Mon-Thu 9:00am-3:00pm Week 4 Class 25251 Mon-Thu 9:00am-3:00pm Week 5 Class 25252 Mon-Thu 9:00am-3:00pm Week 6 Class 25253 Mon-Thu 9:00am-3:00pm Week 7 Class 25254 Mon-Thu 9:00am-3:00pm Week 8 Class 25099 AGES 5-7 Mon-Fri 9:00am-12:00pm 8/4-8/8 Class 25255 Mon-Thu 9:00am-3:00pm Cardboard Boat Races Heather Farm $53: 1 class The Art of Story Telling I The gift of storytelling may be one of life’s most powerful and envied skills. A young storyteller learns to let go of inhibitions and gains confidence to talk in front of an audience while having fun. Participants will learn the art of narration using different storytelling techniques like Puppet Theater, shadow puppets, play acting, and mime. They will take home the story telling tools that Class 25246 Fri 9:00am-3:00am 7/25 Kayaking at Lake Chabot Marina $73: 1 class Class 25247 Fri 9:00am-3:00am 8/8 they create during the week. INSTRUCTOR : Lekha Publishers, LLC LOCATION Heather Farm Preschool, Heather Farm Preschool Oakland Zoo $63: 1 class Class 25249 Fri 9:00am-3:00pm 7/18 $198: 5 classes $10 supply fee due at class Class 25325 Mon-Fri 9:00am-12:00pm 8/11-8/15 www.WalnutCreekRec.org | (925)256-3531 57 Personal Enrichment Camps AGES 5-12 AGES 6-13 Kids’ Carpentry Camp Lifetime carpentry skills such as problem-solving, measuring and applied mathematics are taught in a fun, supportive atmosphere. The safe use of woodworking hand tools is emphasized while boys and girls, Kindergarten - entering 7th grade, work together on boats, bird feeders, doll furniture, games, clocks and more. Tools and wood are provided. Program may be taken year-round with different projects offered each session. Participants must be at least entering kindergarten in the Fall. Our motto is: Building confidence and teaching with respect and humor in a safe and happy environment. INSTRUCTOR : Director Michael Glass and his wife Jeab. LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $101: 4 classes Supply fee $36 due at first class Chess Camp This camp is a great opportunity to learn how to play chess, or to continue chess education. Camp includes chess instruction, tournament games, as well as outdoor activities. All equipment is provided. Lessons are presented in an easy-to-follow way and are offered to all levels: beginners, intermediate, and advanced. All participants will receive trophies at the end of camp. INSTRUCTOR : Pacific Chess Academy LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $190: 5 classes Class 24789 Mon-Fri 1:00pm-4:00pm 6/23-6/27 LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center $190: 5 classes Class 24753 Class 24754 Class 24755 Class 24756 Class 24757 Class 24758 Class 24759 Class 24760 Class 24761 AGES 6-8 Mon-Thu Mon-Thu Mon-Thu Mon-Thu Mon-Thu Mon-Thu Mon-Thu Mon-Thu Mon-Thu 9:30am-11:00am 11:00am-12:30pm 12:30pm-2:00pm 9:30am-11:00am 11:00am-12:30pm 12:30pm-2:00pm 9:30am-11:00am 11:00am-12:30pm 12:30pm-2:00pm 6/16-6/19 6/16-6/19 6/16-6/19 7/7-7/10 7/7-7/10 7/7-7/10 7/28-7/31 7/28-7/31 7/28-7/31 Class 24790 Mon-Fri 1:00pm-4:00pm 7/7-7/11 AGES 7-11 Creative Writing Camp Campers will learn the time-tested methods to overcome methods to overcome writer’s block. As they do so they will write short stories, poems, and short skits. Students will also be introduced to different methods of getting past writer’s block. All instructors are published authors with experience teaching. INSTRUCTOR : Lekha Publishers, LLC LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $198: 5 classes $10 supply fee due at first class Anti-Bullying, Conflict Resolution and Building Self-Esteem Through lessons, skits and discussions, this camp will teach skills to defuse uncomfortable situations. It will help build skills for conflict resolution, anti-bullying and the confidence to be a happier child. At the conclusion, a stage-like play for parents will be presented, as children will have gained tools to know they are capable of achieving success, are loveable, and deserve respect. They will carry away photos, art, strategies and memories from this exciting experience! INSTRUCTOR : Josephine Evonc LOCATION Oak View Room, Walnut Creek Library $196: 5 classes Class 25090 Mon-Fri 1:00pm-4:00pm 8/4-8/8 AGES 7-13 Story Writing Camp The five elements of story writing will be the focus during this session. Students will be introduced to a variety of fiction and nonfiction genres. They will progress into genre writing and learn how each genre has its own set of particular rules that drives character creation, setting, and plot. Class 25631 Class 25632 Mon-Fri 1:00pm-4:00pm Mon-Fri 1:00pm-4:00pm 8/4-8/8 ages 6-8 INSTRUCTOR : Lekha Publishers, LLC LOCATION Heather Farm Preschool, Heather Farm Preschool $198: 5 classes $10 supply fee due at class 8/11-8/15 ages 9-11 Class 25324 Mon-Fri 1:00pm-4:00pm 8/11-8/15 58 (925)943-5858 | www.WalnutCreekRec.org Science & Technology Camps SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY AGES 4-10 Only Owls Workshop Owls are our silent neighbors, coming out at night to work and play. Discover what they eat by dissecting an owl pellet, and make an owl craft to take home. Meet a live owl, and explore what makes them so special. INSTRUCTOR : Lindsay Wildlife Museum LOCATION Classroom, Lindsay Wildlife Museum $33: 1 class Class 25749 Class 25750 Fri Fri 9:30am-11:30am 6/20 9:30am-11:30am 6/20 ages 4-6 ages 7-10 AGES 4-10 Predators and Prey mini-camp Three Day Mini Camp: Predators and prey have special adaptations and behaviors. Meet live predators and prey. Explore what they do to survive. INSTRUCTOR : Lindsay Wildlife Museum LOCATION Community Room, Lindsay Wildlife Museum $88: 3 classes AGES 6-10 Saturday Keeper WorkshopReptiles and Amphibians What is a day in the life of an animal keeper like at the museum? Meet a keeper and learn how they care for, train and communicate with our reptile and amphibian ambassadors. INSTRUCTOR : Lindsay Wildlife Museum Class 25751 Class 25752 Tue-Thu 1:00pm-3:30pm Tue-Thu 1:00pm-3:30pm 6/24-6/26 ages 4-6 6/24-6/26 ages 7-10 AGES 6-10 LOCATION Classroom, Lindsay Wildlife Museum $48: 1 class Saturday Keeper Workshop-Mammals What is a day in the life of an animal keeper like at the museum? Meet a keeper and learn how they care for, train and communicate with our mammal ambassadors. INSTRUCTOR : Lindsay Wildlife Museum LOCATION Classroom, Lindsay Wildlife Museum $48: 1 class Class 25748 Sat 9:00am-11:00am 7/26 AGES 4-6 Letâ€™s Get Growing Young campers will learn all about how their gardens grow, from the very first seedling, to the important roles of sun and rain, to the amazing plants and flowers that sprout and bloom. They will also get acquainted with the many insect inhabitants of their gardens, and how those insects help make their gardens so beautiful. Campers will add daily to a mural reflecting what theyâ€™ve discovered. Class 25747 Sat 9:00am-11:00am 6/28 Like us on Facebook! www.facebook.com/WalnutCreekRec Become a part of the Walnut Creek Recreation family, and keep up with all the latest news, activities, and fun on Facebook! Share your photos, tell us what you think, and stay connected! INSTRUCTOR : Mad Science of Mt. Diablo LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm Preschool $239: 5 classes Class 25344 Mon-Fri 1:00pm-4:00pm 8/11-8/15 www.WalnutCreekRec.org | (925)943-5858 59 Science & Technology Camps AGES 6-10 Incredible Human Machine Kids will explore the science behind cells, organs, muscles and bones through fun, hands-on activities. Campers will use micro slide viewers to see some of the tiny cellular machines that keep our bodies working and will play the ‘Cell game’ to learn about the ‘stuff’ inside cells. Fun experiments will help campers understand more about their senses, brains, breathing, circulation and digestion. Kids will create model cells, make Mad Mucus, and assemble a model skeleton and much more! INSTRUCTOR : Mad Science of Mt. Diablo LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm Preschool $239: 5 classes Class 25343 Mon-Fri 1:00pm-4:00pm 6/16-6/20 AGES 6-10 Secret Agent Lab Camp Journey into the world of detection, spy science, and forensics. AGES 4-6 Campers will examine the science behind the spy tools made famous by the world’s greatest spies! We will reconstruct activities using scientific methods and use the science of cryptology to send and decode secret messages. Kids will get a chance to see what can’t be seen by the naked eye and will follow in Sherlock’s steps to learn what tracks can tell us and will take home their own spy tools each day! INSTRUCTOR : Mad Science of Mt. Diablo LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm Preschool $239: 5 classes My First Lab Become a junior Mad Scientist! Preschoolers explore their sense of sight, sound, smell, taste and touch. Children use a magnifying glass to discover the world of creepy crawly creatures. Explore the science of the sea and the fascinating creatures that live there. Campers become paleontologists by searching for fossils and participating in a mini dinosaur dig. Finally, take an exciting mission with Mad Science to explore the planets, moons and stars. Take-home projects included each day! INSTRUCTOR : Mad Science of Mt. Diablo LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm Preschool $192: 4 classes Class 25238 Class 25239 Mon-Fri 1:00pm-4:00pm Mon-Fri 1:00pm-4:00pm 7/7-7/11 8/4-8/8 Class 25342 Mon-Thu 1:00pm-4:00pm 6/30-7/3 AGES 6-11 NASA: Journey Into Outer Space AGES 6-11 Mad Science and NASA’s after school program is now a summer camp! From our atmosphere to the outer reaches of our solar system, this hands-on program sends campers on a quest for exploration. Comets, planets, stars and more are waiting to be discovered. Camp includes a take home project daily. INSTRUCTOR : Mad Science of Mt. Diablo LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm Preschool $239: 5 classes Crazy Chemistry Camp We’ll explore and create exciting chemical reactions, make colorful concoctions and bubbling brews. Amaze yourself with magical temperature changing baggie science or growing ghost crystals. Study the chemistry involved in not-so-simple things like chalk and soap, and even experiment with the chemistry used by artists, spies and detectives! Chemists bring home a project each day. INSTRUCTOR : Mad Science of Mt. Diablo LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm Preschool $239: 5 classes Class 25236 Mon-Fri 1:00pm-4:00pm 7/14-7/18 Class 25234 Class 25235 60 Mon-Fri Mon-Fri 1:00pm-4:00pm 1:00pm-4:00pm 6/23-6/27 7/21-7/25 ages 6-8 ages 8-11 (925)943-5858 | www.WalnutCreekRec.org Science & Technology Camps AGES 8-11 AGES 5-7 Mad Machines & Robots Mad Science engineers will design and build structures using simple tools and their imaginations. Campers will construct a geodesic dome big enough for all the campers to sit inside and then learn about simple machines like pulleys, wedges, screws and levers. Then we move on to robotics as campers construct a working robot to take home at the end of the week! INSTRUCTOR : Mad Science of Mt. Diablo LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm Preschool $239: 5 classes $30 supply fee due at first class Ninjaneering with LEGO® Enter the world of Ninjago and become an apprentice Ninjaneer! Learn the way of Spinjitzu, build the Fire Temple, race Skull Trucks, and encounter the mighty Dragon! Imagine and build unique and fun projects with the guidance of an experienced Play-Well instructor while exploring the fantasy world of Ninjago. This is an ideal way to prepare young Ninjaneers for the challenge of Ninjaneering Masters with LEGO camp. INSTRUCTOR : Play-Well TEKnologies LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $249: 5 classes Class 25237 Mon-Fri 1:00pm-4:00pm 7/28-8/1 Class 25104 Mon-Fri 9:00am-12:00pm 7/14-7/18 ENGINEERING WITH LEGO® AGES 5-7 AGES 6-8 Jr. Robotics using LEGO® WeDo Build and program robots in this introductory robotics class using the LEGO WeDo system. Learn basic programming skills, simple engineering concepts, and the names of robot components. Work in small groups to complete several projects using tilt and motion sensors. This is a great way to prepare young Robotics enthusiasts for our more advanced robotics programs. INSTRUCTOR : Play-Well TEKnologies LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $275: 5 classes Construction Vehicles with LEGO® Dig into engineering with big trucks, construction vehicles, and super machines. Explore the engineering terms, concepts, and vocabulary behind large scale building machines. Build and learn about steamrollers, bulldozers, wrecking balls, tower cranes, and more while building with your favorite building system, LEGO. INSTRUCTOR : Play-Well TEKnologies LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $249: 5 classes Class 25399 Mon-Fri 9:00am-12:00pm 8/18-8/22 Class 25106 Mon-Fri 9:00am-12:00pm 8/11-8/15 AGES 8-12 AGES 5-7 Jedi Engineering with LEGO® Young Jedi will explore worlds far, far away and engineering principles right in front of them. Defeat the Empire by designing and refining X-Wings, R2-units, and settlements on far-flung edges of the galaxy. Imagination and engineering combine to create motorized and architectural projects such as energy catapults, shield generators and defense turrets. A new offering of original designs for young Jedi. INSTRUCTOR : Play-Well TEKnologies LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $199: 4 classes Engineering FUNdamentals: Mine, Craft, Build with LEGO® Bring Minecraft to life using LEGO WeDo system. Build a motorized Creeper, a terrifying Ghast, and a motorized Minecart! This project-based camp combines the basic format of our core engineering-themed programs based on the world of Minecraft. Students explore real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture while building their favorite Minecraft objects. No prior experience with Minecraft or LEGO required. INSTRUCTOR : Play-Well TEKnologies LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $249: 5 classes Class 25102 Mon-Thu 9:00am-12:00pm 6/30-7/3 Class 25107 Mon-Fri 1:00pm-4:00pm 8/11-8/15 www.WalnutCreekRec.org | (925)943-5858 61 Science & Technology Camps AGES 8-12 AGES 7-12 Jedi Master Engineering with LEGO速 The Force is strong in this camp. Build complex machines and structures based on the best designs from a galaxy far, far away. Projects include X-Wings, AT-AT walkers, Pod Racers, Star Destroyers, Cloud Cities, settlements, and fortresses. Our Jedi instructors reinforce key concepts such as gear trains, worm drives, pneumatics, and more as students tap into the powerful forces of imagination and engineering. INSTRUCTOR : Play-Well TEKnologies LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $199: 4 classes Comic Book Creators Designed for students who enjoy comic book characters and interactive comic based stories, this class allows kids to create their own digital comic book and create their own heroes, villains and adventures. Students work with comic life software to create their own original comic book. When class is finished students will have a completed short comic to share with family and friends! INSTRUCTOR : Freshi Films, LLC LOCATION Classroom, Tice Valley Gymnasium $320: 4 classes $20 supply fee due at class Class 25103 Mon-Thu 1:00pm-4:00pm 6/30-7/3 Class 25092 Mon-Thu 9:30am-4:00pm 7/7-7/10 AGES 8-12 AGES 7-12 Ninjaneering Master with LEGO速 Master the world of Ninjago by becoming a Ninjaneer! Tame the Ice Dragon, motorize your Blade Cycle, design the Dark Fortress, and hone your Spinjitzu battle skills! In this advanced camp Ninjaneering masters will learn real world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture while exploring the fantasy world of Ninjago. INSTRUCTOR : Play-Well TEKnologies LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $249: 5 classes Game Design Camp: Skills & Development Techniques Improve your skills and impress friends and family with your unique video game! Advanced gamers learn new game design techniques including multiple character animations and movement options, platform style games and multiple game genres. Students will animate their characters and lead them through multiple level platform games, based on an original game concept designed by the students. This is a fun and engaging class and participants will improve their game design and development skills. INSTRUCTOR : Freshi Films, LLC LOCATION Classroom, Tice Valley Gymnasium $320: 4 classes Class 25105 Mon-Fri 1:00pm-4:00pm 7/14-7/18 AGES 9-12 Robotics using LEGO速 NXT Build and program robots using the LEGO Mindstorms NXT system! Learn about mechanical and software design, loops, conditional statements, problem solving, and teamwork skills. Work in small groups, program and build your robot, and rise to the challenge. Control the robot to avoid obstacles, pick up and carry objects, and play sounds. Projects are structured so that students work in an open-ended, investigative environment while having fun. INSTRUCTOR : Play-Well TEKnologies LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $275: 5 classes Class 25094 Class 25095 Mon-Thu 9:30am-4:00pm Mon-Thu 9:30am-4:00pm 6/23-6/26 8/11-8/14 AGES 8-13 Tech Builders App Design The Freshi Media App Design class is a fun and exciting introduction for students who want to learn different aspects of computer based App Design. Utilizing Multimedia Fusion 2 software, students work closely with instructors to create individual computer based apps. Students will complete one app project, which combines their individual projects into one computer based interactive app. Students will combine fun game based apps and practical utility apps into their final project. Class 25109 Mon-Fri 1:00pm-4:00pm 8/18-8/22 INSTRUCTOR : Freshi Films, LLC LOCATION Classroom, Tice Valley Gymnasium $320: 4 classes Class 25096 Class 25097 Mon-Thu 9:30am-4:00pm Mon-Thu 9:30am-4:00pm 6/16-6/19 7/14-7/17 62 (925)943-5858 | www.WalnutCreekRec.org Aquatics AQUATICS YEAR-ROUND FACILITY AND SWIMMING PROGRAMS Home of the following swim programs: • Walnut Creek Aquabears – Age group Year Round U. S. Swim Team • Walnut Creek Aquanuts – Age Group Synchronized Swim Team • Walnut Creek Masters – Adult Swim Team • Walnut Creek Swim Club – Summer Recreational Swim Team CLARKE SWIM CENTER Located in Heather Farm Park 1750 Heather Drive, Walnut Creek (925) 943-5856 Competitive Programs Walnut Creek Aquabears Swim Team The nationally ranked Walnut Creek Aquabears Swim Team is a year-round U.S.S. (United States Swimming) competitive program. For more information call (925) 939-5990. Website: www.walnutcreekaquabears.org. Head coach: Mike Heaney. • Heated pools open year-round • Olympic size, 20-lane lap pool • Heated changing rooms and showers • Fitness center with cardiovascular and weight equipment • Seasonal diving pool with 1-meter diving board. • Seasonal children’s pool • Vending machines Walnut Creek Masters Swim Team Our masters (ages19-90) team is one of the finest (and most fun) in the country, providing a competitive swimming program and structured fitness program for adults of ALL abilities. For more information call (925) 280-5421. Website: www.swim4wc.org. Head Coach: Kerry O’Brien. FACILITY CLOSED* May 31, June 1, July 12, 13, August 2, 3, 9 Additional Dates: TBD WEEKEND HOURS July 4, September 1 LARKEY PARK SWIM CENTER Located by the Lindsay Museum 2771 Buena Vista Avenue, Walnut Creek (925) 943-5861 Walnut Creek Aquanuts Synchronized Swim Team The Walnut Creek Aquanuts is one of the most acclaimed teams in international synchronized swimming and home of Olympic champions. The Aquanuts provide a year-round program of all ages and abilities. Website: www.aquanuts.org.; facebook.com/ aquanuts/events; firstname.lastname@example.org. Head Coach: Kim Probst. • Open from June 16 through August 17, 2014 • L-shaped recreation and lap pool (25 yards by 25 meters) • Diving area with 1-meter diving board • Children’s wading pool • Vending Machines • Off-season rentals Walnut Creek Swim Club (WCSC ) WCSC is one of the oldest and finest recreational swim teams in the County celebrating our 52nd year. We pride ourselves in creating an atmosphere where swimmers not only improve but there is great family fun for everyone! For more information visit www.walnutcreekswimclub.org or email email@example.com. Co-Head Coaches: Brett Anderson and Jason Kamp. www.WalnutCreekRec.org | (925)943-5856 63 Aquatics Lap Swimming & Fitness Center All swimmers must swim continuous laps, in the true tradition of lap swimming. Circle swimming will be enforced in order to accommodate more swimmers. Swimming instruction of any kind is prohibited. Fitness Center for use by adults, 18 and older. Closed toe shoes and clothing must be worn at all times. Use at own risk. Admission Fees Daily Admission Fees Everyone entering the facility must pay an admission fee. No refunds. Daily Admission Fees Daily Park Pass Option* $4.00 $4.75 $5.50 Children (6 and Under)............ $3.50 Youth (7-17).............................. $4.25 Adults (18 & older)................... $5.00 Lap Swim (13yrs & older)…….$5.00 Lap Swim (ages 13 & up) Clarke Swim Center (*Allows in/out privilege during recreational swim times) Discount 15 Swim Passes Valid for 1 year. No refunds. Children (6 and under)……….. $45.00 Age (7-17)…………………….… $56.25 Age (18 & older)……………….. $63.75 Lap Swim (13yrs & Older)…….$63.75 June 15 - September 1, 2014 Monday - Friday 5:30 am – 4:45 pm Monday – Thursday 7:00pm – 8:30 pm Saturday - Sunday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm See facility description for closure dates Larkey Swim Center On the following dates only: July 12, 13; August 2, 3, 9 10:00am-12:00pm (6 lanes) 12:00pm- 5:00pm (2 lanes) Lap Swim/Fitness Center Monthly Pass Adult (13 & older)…………...... $71.00 Fitness Center Hours (ages 18 & up) Clarke Swim Center FAMILY PASS Enjoy unlimited use of both Clarke Swim Center and Larkey Swim Centers during recreational swim times throughout the summer. Purchase a family pass for up to 5 family members living at the same address ($10/ additional person). Family passes valid April 1 through Labor Day Weekend (pro-rated as summer progresses). Family must show proper ID. Family Pass Fee…………$275.00 June 15 - September 1, 2014 Monday - Friday 6:00am–4:00pm Monday - Thursday 7:00pm–8:15pm Saturday - Sunday 11:00 am – 4:30 pm Recreational Swim Hours Children 6 & under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Horseplay is not permitted. Swimming instruction of any kind is prohibited. Clarke Swim Center Recreational Swim Group Reservations Bring your Day Camp, Summer Camp, or group to the pool this summer daily, weekly, or monthly. Make reservations to receive group discounts. Call (925) 943-5899, x2438 for more information. Weekdays: June 16 – August.22; Weekends: June 12 – September 1 Mon-Fri 1:00pm-4:45pm Sat-Sun 12:00pm-5:00pm Larkey Swim Center Party Area Reservations Reserve a covered area at Clarke Swim Center for your next special event. Reservations include: 4 picnic tables, use of charcoal barbeque grill and refrigerator, admission for up to 20 guests during recreational swimming hours. Additional guests pay regular admission fees. Package: $130 To reserve call: 925-943-5899, ext. 2438 June 16– August 27, 2014 Mon-Thu 12:30pm-4:00pm Fri 1:00pm-5:00pm Sat-Sun 12:00pm-5:00pm *See facility description for special dates 64 (925)943-5856 | www.WalnutCreekRec.org Aquatics Special Interest AQUA ZUMBA! Aqua Zumba is a fun, energizing and exhilarating water exercise course that incorporates the Zumba formula, Latin and world-wide songs with traditional water exercise discipline. This course is great for any level of fitness enthusiast or novice alike. Everyone welcome! No swimming skills required. Water shoes recommended. Anyone willing to have fun, come in and yell “Weeeeepppaaa!” Instructor : Oscar Solano, Certified Aqua Zumba Instructor Location : Clarke Swim Center Drop-in $10 Youth Programs Ages 7-12 TRY IT - YOUTH WATER POLO! Designed for the beginning or for those who may have an interest in joining a competitive polo team but not quite ready for the full commitment of a year round program. Our talented instructors will help youth learn basic skills needed for the sport in a fun, pressure free environment. We will build on ball handling, dribbling, passing /receiving skills, shooting and goalie drills. Offense and defense pattern drills will also be explored all while building upon swimming endurance and having fun! Get ready to learn, laugh and play polo! Swimming test may be required. Participants should be able to swim a minimum of one length of freestyle comfortably and tread water. Instructor : Carolina Socha-Araujo Location: Larkey Swim Center $75: 8 classes Fri 5:00pm – 6:00pm 7/11-8/29 Water Aerobics (year round) Shape up and slim down with invigorating water exercise! Use the water’s natural buoyancy and resistance as an excellent form of exercise for those looking for something new or those with special considerations such as: pregnancy, arthritis, knee/joint problems or other special considerations. Swimming skills not required. LOCATION : Clarke Swim Center $66/12-class punch ticket (valid 2 years) or drop-in $7 Class 26290 Sun 11:00am-11:45am 6/29-8/17 Swim Lessons Registration begins May 5, 2014. Registration Options: Online: www.WalnutCreekRec.org Fax to: (925) 287-0179 Walk-in: Clarke Swim Center (Weekdays 9am-4pm) Mail to: City of Walnut Creek, Attn: Aquatics Registration, 301 N. San Carlos Drive, Walnut Creek CA 94598 No Phone in Registrations accepted! Registration form on page 81. Mon/Wed/Fri Tue/Thu 8:00am & 9:00am 8:30am Shallow water & deep water classes offered. All classes are 50 minutes long. Walnut Creek Masters: Try-out for Fitness Swimmers WCM invites all interested fitness swimmers to sample our program and experience an atmosphere of encouraging swimmers and coaches dedicated to stroke instruction and improved conditioning. “Competitive Spirit” and competition are not a requirement to be a member, and is only one aspect of this largely successful adult fitness program. All practices are coached by the same experienced staff that trains some of the finest adult swimmers in the world. For more information, contact Head Coach Kerry O’Brien (925) 280-5421 or www.swim4wc.org. You can also stop by during practice to talk with a coach. LOCATION : Clarke Swim Center $7: Masters daily admission fee BEFORE REGISTERING FOR SWIM LESSONS: The aquatics program offers a variety of classes for all ages. Find the class that is right for you! Please read the course descriptions and prerequisites carefully. It is important to register your child for the proper class. Placing your child in the correct class is crucial for his/her development. Please know that it may take your child more than one class session to graduate to the next level. Transfers between classes may only be at the discretion of aquatics staff. Parents may request transfers prior to the first day of the class. An evaluation of the student may take place the first through third day of a session. Instructors reserve the right to re-place your child if needed. Spaces cannot be “held”. To register please completely fill out the registration slip. List your 2nd and 3rd choices for classes. Full payment is required at time of registration. Mon-Fri 5:30am, 6:45am, 10:30am, noon Mon-Thu 7:00pm Register for tryout at front counter. www.WalnutCreekRec.org | (925)943-5856 65 Aquatics Ages 10 mos-3yrs ag e s 3 - 7 Guppy $53 8 classes Mon-Thu Clarke & Larkey Swim Center Seahorse $71 8 classes Mon-Thu Clarke & Larkey Swim Center Parent/toddler basic water orientation class. Both parent and toddler participate in this 20-minute class. Skills include water adjustment for parents and toddlers, holding techniques, entry and exit from the pool edge, games and songs. Floating, arm and leg movement, and breath control may also be included for older toddlers. All this makes for a positive experience for the child. Session Times 10:45am Clarke 11:55am 5:10pm 5:45pm 6:20pm Larkey 11:20am 4:20pm 6:05pm I 6/23-7/3 26080 26084 26088 ---26092 26096 26258 26100 II 7/7-7/17 26081 26085 26089 ---26093 26097 26259 26101* III 7/217/31 26082 26086 26090 ---26094 26098 26260* 26102* IV 8/48/14 26083 26087 26091 ---26095 26099 26261 26104 V 8/188/28 ------26103 ----- Prerequisite: Pass Starfish or ability to perform equivalent skills. Fundamental skill building class. Students must be comfortable with floating on front and back with support and submerge head for at least 5â€“10 seconds. Class objective: float without support and recover to a vertical position. Continue to work on kicking, arm strokes, and independence in shallow water. Session Times 10:00am 10:35am 11:10am Clarke 11:45am 4:25pm 5:00pm 5:35pm 6:10pm 6:45pm 10:00am 10:35am Larkey 11:45am 4:10pm 4:45pm 5:20pm 6:30pm I 6/23-7/3 25959 25988 25963 25967 25979 25971 25975 --25983 25993 25997 26001 26250 26005 26008 26014 II 7/77/17 25960 25989 25964 25968 25980 25974 25976 --25985 25994 25998 26002 26251* 26006* 26015* 26011* III 7/21-7/31 25961 25990 25965 25969 25981 25972 25977 --25984 25995 25999 26003 26252* 26007* 26010* 26012* IV 8/48/14 25962 25991 25966 25970 25982 25973 25986 --26016 25996 26000 26004 26253 26017 26009 26013 ------V 8/188/28 ----------25992 25978 25987 --------- *Larkey- Evening Sessions II & III pro-rated to $62.50. No Class: 7/16 & 7/23 Ages 3-5 Starfish $71 8 classes Mon-Thu Clarke & Larkey Swim Center Water adjustment for young children. Playing activities in the water, students will work on bubble blowing, breath control, kicking (with support), floating (with support), and arm movement. Session Times 10:00am Clarke 10:35am 11:10am 11:45am 5:00pm 5:35pm 6:10pm 10:00am 10:35am 11:10am Lakrey 11:45am 4:10pm 4:45pm 5:20pm 5:55pm 6:30pm 66 *Larkey- Evening Sessions II & III pro-rated to $62.50. No Class: 7/16 & 7/23 I 6/237/3 26018 26022 26026 26030 26034 26038 26045 26046 26050 26054 26056 26246 26060 26064 26071 26068 II 7/7-7/17 26019 26023 26027 26031 26035 26039 26044 26047 26051 26055 26057 26247* 26061* 26065* 26072* 26069* III 7/218/31 26020 26024 26028 26032 26036 26040 26043 26048 26052 26074 26058 26248* 26062* 26076* 26073* 26070* IV 8/48/14 26021 26025 26029 26033 26037 26041 26042 26049 26053 26075 26059 26249 26063 26077 26078 26079 V 8/188/28 --------26066 26067 ------------------- (925)943-5856 | www.WalnutCreekRec.org Aquatics ag e s 4 - 1 1 Ages 5-12 Lobster $71 8 classes Mon-Thu Clarke & Larkey Swim Center Seal $71 8 classes Mon-Thu Clarke & Larkey Swim Center Prerequisite: Pass Seahorse or ability to perform equivalent skills. Focus on unsupported front and back crawl skills. Students must be able to do front and back crawl strokes with support, 10 bobs, and float unsupported for at least 20 seconds. Class objective: introduce students to the basics of elementary backstroke, diving into deep water and treading water. Continue with front and back crawl. Session Times 10:00am 10:35am 11:10am Clarke 11:45am 4:25pm 5:00pm 5:35pm 6:10pm 6:45pm 10:00am 11:10am Lakrey 11:45am 4:10pm 4:45pm 5:55pm 6:30pm I 6/237/3 25903 25907 25911 25915 25923 --25919 --25927 25929 25933 25937 26254 25941 25956 25946 II 7/77/17 25904 25908 25912 25916 25924 --25920 --25928 25930 25934 25938 26255* 25942* 25953* 25947* III 7/21-7/31 25905 25909 25913 25917 25925 --25921 --25950 25931 25935 25939 26256* 25943* 25954* 25957* IV 8/48/14 25906 25910 25914 25918 25926 --25922 --25951 25932 25936 25940 26257 25944 25955 25958 ------V 8/188/28 Prerequisite: Pass Lobster or ability to perform equivalent skills. Increase endurance of front and back crawl. Students must be able to swim front and back crawl 15 yards, do 20 bobs, glide underwater, and tread water for at least 45 seconds. Class objective: continue with front and back crawl refinement, treading water, diving, and introduction of breaststroke and scissor kick. Session Times 10:00am Clarke 11:10am 5:00pm 5:35pm 6:10pm 6:45pm 10:00am 10:35am Lakrey 11:45am 4:45pm 5:20pm 6:30pm I 6/237/3 25857 25861 25865 25869 ----25873 25877 25881 25885 25888 25891 II 7/77/17 25858 25862 25866 25870 ----25874 25878 25882 25886* 25889* 25892* III 7/21-7/31 25859 25863 25867 25871 ----25875 25879 25883 25887* 25890* 25893* IV 8/48/14 25860 25864 25868 25872 ----25876 25880 25884 25897 25898 25894 V 8/188/28 --------25895 25896 ------------- ----------25949 ---25948 25902 ------- *Larkey- Evening Sessions II & III pro-rated to $62.50. No Class: 7/16 & 7/23 *Larkey- Evening Sessions II & III pro-rated to $62.50. No Class: 7/16 & 7/23 www.WalnutCreekRec.org | (925)943-5856 67 Aquatics Ages 6-12 A g e s 1 3 & up Dolphin $71 8 classes Mon-Thu Clarke & Larkey Swim Center Adult/Teen $71 8 classes Mon-Thu Clarke Swim Center Prerequisite: Pass Seal or ability to perform equivalent skills. Stroke refinement, coordination and endurance. Students must be able to swim at least 25 yards of front and back crawl, 15 yards of elementary backstroke and breaststroke kick, and tread water for one minute. Class objective: continue stroke refinement and endurance. Introduce breaststroke arms, dolphin kick, open turns and more diving. Session Times 10:00am 11:10am 6:10pm 6:45pm 10:35am 5:20pm I 6/237/3 25832 25847 25836 --25840 25844 II 7/77/17 25833 25848 25837 --25841 28545* III 7/217/31 25834 25849 25838 --25842 25852* IV 8/48/14 25835 25850 25839 --25843 25846 V 8/188/28 ------25851 ----- Instructors will work with students at their own pace to develop basic swimming skills. Skills will include floating, kicking, freestyle and backstroke, and more depending on individual skill level. Session Times 11:45am 6:45pm I 6/23-7/3 25808 25812 II 7/7-7/17 25809 25813 III 7/21-7/31 25810 25814 IV 8/4-8/14 25811 25815 *Larkey- Evening Sessions II & III pro-rated to $62.50. No Class: 7/16 & 7/23 Ages 6-14 Shark $71 8 classes Mon-Thu Clarke & Larkey Swim Center Prerequisite: Pass Dolphin or ability to perform equivalent skills. Polish key strokes and more endurance. Students must be able to swim at least 50 yards of free style, backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke, and 25 yards of butterfly kick. Class objective: introduce students to butterfly arms, closed turns, speed turns and more diving. By the end of this course, we hope students will be swimming with more ease, efficiency, power and smoothness over a greater distance (200 yards). Session Times 10:35am 6:45pm 11:10am 5:55pm I 6/23-7/3 25816 25820 25824 25828 II 7/7-7/17 25817 25821 25825 25829* III 7/21-7/31 25818 25822 25826 25830* IV 8/4-8/14 25819 25823 25827 25831 *Larkey- Evening Sessions II & III pro-rated to $62.50. No Class: 7/16 & 7/23 68 (925)943-5856 | www.WalnutCreekRec.org Aquatics A g e s 3 & up Private Lessons $23 1 class Days Vary Clarke Swim Center Work with an instructor one-on-one for 20 minutes. We focus on the things you want to learn. We encourage you to sign up for at least two private sessions. We cannot guarantee same instructor for each session. Mon 12:20pm 4:30pm 5:00pm 5:30pm 6:00pm 7:20pm Tue 12:20pm 4:30pm 5:00pm 5:30pm 6:00pm 7:20pm Wed 12:20pm 4:30pm 5:00pm 5:30pm 6:00pm 7:20pm Thu 12:20pm 4:30pm 5:00pm 5:30pm 6:00pm 7:20pm Fri 4:30pm Sat 11:00am 11:30am 6/9 ------------------6/10 ---26217 26226 26234 26236 ---6/11 ---26220 26229 26242 26238 ---6/12 ---26223 26232 26244 26240 ---6/27 26208 6/7 26106 26117 6/17 ------------------6/17 ---26218 26227 23273 26237 ---6/18 ---26221 26230 26243 26239 ---6/19 ---26224 26233 26245 26241 ---7/11 26209 6/14 26107 26118 6/23 26128 ------------26168 6/24 26138 ------26235 ---26178 6/25 26148 ------------26188 6/26 26158 ------------26198 7/18 26210 6/21 26108 26119 6/30 26129 ------------26169 7/1 26139 ------------26179 7/2 26149 ------------26189 7/3 26159 ------------26199 7/25 26211 6/28 26109 26120 7/7 26130 ------------26170 7/8 26140 ------------26180 7/9 26150 ------------26190 7/10 26160 ------------26200 8/1 26212 7/19 26111 26122 7/14 26131 ------------26171 7/15 26141 ------------26181 7/16 26151 ------------26191 7/17 26161 ------------26201 8/8 26213 7/26 26112 26123 7/21 26132 ------------26172 7/22 26142 ------------26182 7/23 26152 ------------26192 7/24 26162 ------------26202 8/15 26214 8/16 26115 26126 7/28 26133 ------------26173 7/29 26143 ------------26183 7/30 26153 ------------26193 7/31 26163 ------------26203 8/22 26215 8/23 26116 26127 ------------------------------------8/4 26134 ------------26174 8/5 26144 ------------26184 8/6 26154 ------------26194 8/7 26164 ------------26204 8/11 26135 ------------26175 8/12 26145 ------------26185 8/13 26155 ---------------8/14 26165 ------------26205 8/18 26136 ------------26176 8/19 26146 ------------26186 8/20 26156 ---------------8/21 26166 ------------26206 8/25 26137 ------------26177 8/26 26147 ------------26187 8/27 26157 ------------26197 8/29 26167 ------------26207 www.WalnutCreekRec.org | (925)943-5856 69 Tennis WALNUT CREEK TENNIS CENTER HEATHER FARM PARK, 1751 HEATHER DRIVE • WWW.LIFETIMETENNIS.COM • (925) 945-0105 The tennis courts at the Walnut Creek Tennis Center in Heather Farm Park are available on a pay-as-you-play basis. The fee is based on a higher level of service, which includes the ability to reserve court use and provision of a well-stocked proshop with racket stringing service. For more information about class descriptions, registration, private lessons, and ball machine rental please visit our website at www.lifetimetennis.com. or call us at the phone number listed above. • Office hours are Mon-Fri 8:00am-10:00pm, Sat-Sun 8:00am-8:00pm. • Registration begins May 5, 2014 • Register on line at www.lifetimetennis.com or in the office at 1751 Heather Drive, Walnut Creek. • Six week summer session runs twice throughout the summer • No classes on Friday, July 4 Summer Adult Tennis ADULT TENNIS CLASSES (16 & older) Level Cardio Cardio Cardio Beginning Adult Beginning Adult Beginning Adult Beginning Adult Advanced Beginning Adult Advanced Beginning Adult Advanced Beginning Adult Advanced Beginning Adult (6:1) Intermediate/Advanced Adult (6:1) Intermediate/Advanced Adult Intermediate/Advanced Adult Intermediate/Advanced Adult (6:1) Advanced Adult Advanced Adult Advanced Adult Advanced Adult Late Night Drill Late Night Drill Backhand/Net Game Backhand/Net Game Doubles Strategy Doubles Strategy Ladies Drill & Play Ladies 3.5+ (6:1) Men’s Advanced Drill Serve & Return Mixed Drill & Play Mixed Drill & Play Mixed Drill & Play Mixed Doubles League Specialty Shot 70 Session are 6 weeks long Student / teacher ratio is 8:1 • R=Resident, NR=Non Resident • *No classes on Friday, July 4 Day Wed Wed Sun Mon Mon Sat Sun Mon Mon Thur Thur Mon Thur Fri* Sat Wed Sat Sat Sun Wed Thur Fri* Sat Mon Wed Wed Wed Thur Sat Tue Tue Sun Fri* Sat Time 8:00-9:00am 7:00-8:00pm 8:00-9:00am 8:00-9:00am 7:00-8:00pm 12:00-1:00pm 11:00-12:00pm 8:00-9:00am 8:00-9:00pm 8:00-9:00am 6:00-7:00pm 6:00-7:00pm 7:00-8:00pm 12:30-1:30pm 8:00-9:00am 8:00-9:00am 10:00-11:00am 6:00-7:00pm 3:00-4:00pm 9:00-10:00pm 9:00-10:00pm 1:00-2:00pm 5:00-6:00pm 9:00-10:00pm 6:00-7:00pm 8:00-9:00pm 7:00-8:00pm 8:00-9:00pm 1:00-2:00pm 6:00-7:30pm 8:00-9:00am 6:00-7:30pm 12:00-1:30am 2:00-3:00pm Session 1 6/25-7/30 6/25-7/30 6/29-8/3 6/23-7/28 6/23-7/28 6/28-8/2 6/29-8/3 6/23-7/28 6/23-7/28 6/26-7/31 6/26-7/31 6/23-7/28 6/26-7/31 6/27-8/1 6/28-8/2 6/25-7/30 6/28-8/2 6/28-8/2 6/29-8/3 6/25-7/30 6/27-8/1 6/27-8/1 6/28-8/2 6/23-7/28 6/25-7/30 6/25-7/30 6/25-7/30 6/26-7/31 6/28-8/2 6/24-7/29 6/24-7/29 6/29-8/3 6/27-8/1 6/28-8/2 Fee $72R/$78NR $72R/$78NR $72R/$78NR $72R/$78NR $72R/$78NR $72R/$78NR $72R/$78NR $72R/$78NR $72R/$78NR $72R/$78NR $84R/$90NR $84R/$90NR $72R/$78NR $60R/$65NR $84R/$90NR $72R/$78NR $72R/$78NR $72R/$78NR $72R/$78NR $72R/$78NR $72R/$78NR $60R/$65NR $72R/$78NR $72R/$78NR $72R/$78NR $72R/$78NR $84R/$92NR $72R/$78NR $72R/$78NR $99R/$105NR $72R/$78NR $99R/$105NR $30R/$32NR $72R/$78NR Session 2 8/6-9/10 8/6-9/10 8/10-9/14 8/4-9/8 8/4-9/8 8/9-9/13 8/10-9/14 8/4-9/8 8/4-9/7 8/7-9/11 8/7-9/11 8/4-9/8 8/7-9/11 8/8-9/12 8/9-9/13 8/6-9/10 8/9-9/13 8/9-9/13 8/10-9/14 8/6-9/10 8/7-9/11 8/8-9/12 8/9-9/13 8/4-9/8 8/6-9/10 8/6-9/10 8/6-9/10 8/7-9/11 8/9-9/13 8/5-9/9 8/5-9/9 8/10-9/14 8/8-9/12 8/9-9/13 Fee $72R/$78NR $72R/$78NR $72R/$78NR $72R/$78NR $72R/$78NR $72R/$78NR $72R/$78NR $72R/$78NR $72R/$78NR $72R/$78NR $84R/$90NR $84R/$90NR $72R/$78NR $72R/$78NR $84R/$90NR $72R/$78NR $72R/$78NR $72R/$78NR $72R/$78NR $72R/$78NR $72R/$78NR $72R/$78NR $72R/$78NR $72R/$78NR $72R/$78NR $72R/$78NR $84R/$92NR $72R/$78NR $72R/$78NR $99R/$105NR $72R/$78NR $99R/$105NR $36R/$39NR $72R/$78NR (925)945-0105 | www.LifeTimeTennis.com Tennis Summer Youth Tennis LITTLE TENNIS & ATHLETIC DEVELOPMENT (Ages 4-6) Level Little Tennis Little Tennis Little Tennis Little Tennis Little Tennis Day Thur Fri* Sat Sun Sun Time 4:15-5:00pm 3:15-4:00pm 9:15-10:00am 9:15-10:00am 1:15-2:00pm Sessions are 6 weeks long Session 1 6/26-7/31 6/27-8/1 6/28-8/2 6/29-8/3 6/29-8/3 Sessions are 6 weeks long Student / teacher ratio is 6:1 • R=Resident, NR=Non Resident • *No classes on Friday, July 4 Fee $72R/$78NR $60R/$65NR $72R/$78NR $72R/$78NR $72R/$78NR Session 2 8/7-9/11 8/8-9/12 8/9-9/13 8/10-9/14 8/10-9/14 Fee $72R/$78NR $72R/$78NR $72R/$78NR $72R/$78NR $72R/$78NR LITTLE RALLYER (Ages 6-9) Level Little Rallyer Little Rallyer Little Rallyer Little Rallyer Day Mon Wed Thur Sat Student / teacher ratio is 4:1 • R=Resident, NR=Non Resident Time 3:15-4:00pm 3:15-4:00pm 3:30-4:15pm 3:15-4:00pm Session 1 6/23-7/28 6/25-7/30 6/26-7/31 6/28-8/2 Fee $96R/$102NR $96R/$102NR $96R/$102NR $96R/$102NR Session 2 8/4-9/8 8/5-9/9 8/7-9/11 8/9-9/13 Fee $96R/$102NR $96R/$102NR $96R/$102NR $96R/$102NR INTRO TO TOURNAMENT PLAY (AGES 6-9) Sessions are 6 weeks long Class is invitation only by tennis instructor • No online enrollment • Must sign up for at least 2 days offered per session • R=Resident, NR=Non Resident • *No classes on Friday, July 4 Level Intro to Tournament Play Intro to Tournament Play Intro to Tournament Play Intro to Tournament Play Intro to Tournament Play Day Mon Wed Fri* Sat Sun Time 4:00-5:00pm 4:00-5:00pm 4:00-5:00pm 11:00-12:00pm 12:00-1:00pm Sessions are 6 weeks long Session 1 6/23-7/28 6/25-7/30 6/27-8/1 6/28-8/2 6/29-8/3 Fee $96R/$102NR $96R/$102NR $80R/$85NR $96R/$102NR $96R/$102NR Session 2 8/4-9/8 8/6-9/10 8/8-9/12 8/9-9/13 8/10-9/14 Fee $96R/$102NR $96R/$102NR $96R/$102NR $96R/$102NR $96R/$102NR YOUTH TENNIS (Ages 7-15) Level Youth Tennis (7-12) Youth Tennis (7-12) Youth Tennis (7-12) Youth Tennis (7-12) Youth Tennis (7-12) Youth Tennis (10-15) Youth Tennis (10-15) Youth Tennis (10-15) Youth Tennis (10-15) (4:1) Youth Tennis (10-15) Day Thur Fri* Sat Sat Sun Wed Fri* Sat Sat Sun Student / teacher ratio is 8:1 • R=Resident, NR=Non Resident • *No classes on Friday, July 4 Time 5:00-6:00pm 5:00-6:00pm 10:00-11:00am 2:00-3:00pm 10:00-11:00am 6:00-7:00pm 4:00-5:00pm 11:00-12:00pm 6:00-7:00pm 2:00-3:00pm Session 1 6/26-7/31 6/27-8/1 6/28-8/2 6/28-8/2 6/29-8/3 6/25-7/30 6/27-8/1 6/28-8/2 6/28-8/2 6/29-8/3 Fee $72R/$78NR $60R/$65NR $72R/$78NR $72R/$78NR $72R/$78NR $72R/$78NR $60R/$65NR $72R/$78NR $96R/$105NR $72R/$78NR Session 2 8/7-9/11 8/8-9/12 8/9-9/13 8/9-9/13 8/10-9/14 8/6-9/101 8/8-9/13 8/9-9/13 8/9-9/13 8/10-9/14 Fee $72R/$78NR $72R/$78NR $72R/$78NR $72R/$78NR $72R/$78NR $72R/$78NR $72R/$78NR $72R/$78NR $96R/$105NR $72R/$78NR JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT TEAMS (Ages 8-17) Level Jr. Development Jr. Development Jr. Development Jr. Development Jr. Development.-Match Play Day Mon Wed Fri* Sat Sun Time 4:00-6:00pm 4:00-6:00pm 6:00-8:00pm 4:00-6:00pm 4:00-6:00pm Sessions are 6 weeks long Student / teacher ratio is 8:1 • R=Resident, NR=Non Resident • Drop-In rate $30R/$33NR • *No classes on Friday, July 4 Session 1 6/23-7/28 6/25-7/30 6/27-8/1 6/28-8/2 6/29-8/3 Fee $144R/$156NR $144R/$156NR $120R/$130NR $144R/$156NR $144R/$156NR Session 2 8/4-9/8 8/6-9/10 8/8-9/12 8/9-9/13 8/10-9/14 Fee $144R/$156NR $144R/$156NR $144R/$156NR $144R/$156NR $144R/$156NR Summer Tennis Camps Students should bring snack for break • Water will be provided Camps start the week of June 16 and run Monday through Friday throughout the summer with the exception of July 4th week. Little Tennis Camps (Ages 4-6) Student / teacher ratio is 6:1 Improvement, Junior Team Camps (Ages 6-15) Student / teacher ratio is 8:1 9:00-11:00am $152R/$167NR Swim & Tennis Combo (Ages 8-15) AM Session 9:00-12:00pm or PM Session 12:30-3:30 pm $144R/$156NR per session Students should bring lunch • Tennis Camp in the morning & recreational swim in the afternoon 9:00am-3:30pm $240R/$255NR 71 www.LifeTimeTennis.com | (925)945-0105 Golf Experience Boundary Oak Catering Experience • Perfect location for Weddings, Showers, Anniversaries, Business Meetings, Fundraisers, Birthdays & Celebration of Life. • Flexible banquet & meeting spaces that can accommodate group sizes up to 250 seated guests. • Outdoor Ceremony Site available for weddings. • Ample Complimentary Parking. • Spectacular views of Mt. Diablo and the foothills of the East Bay. • Unique Dining Events held monthly including: 4th Friday’s, Easter Brunch, Mother’s Day Brunch and various holiday themed events. Golf Experience • 18-hole Championship Golf Course. • 5 sets of tees to accommodate any skill level of golfer. • Lighted Driving Range includes a grass tee hitting area and a 6 stall covered hitting bay. • Home to the LPGA/Girls Golf Junior Program and host facility for the First Tee of Contra Costa. • Perfect facility to host your Corporate, Charity, Club or Fundraiser Golf Event. • Host for the PGA Web.com Tour Qualifier. For Tee Times Please Call (925) 934-4775 x 10 For Tournaments Please Call (925) 934-4775 x 13 Contact us at (925) 934-3600 x 21 3800 Valley Vista Road | Walnut Creek, CA 94598 | www.playboundaryoak.com 72 (925)934-4775 | www.PlayBoundaryOak.com Adults 50+ ADULTS 50+ PROGRAMS Pancake Breakfast Come and enjoy the best pancake breakfast in town. This event is held on the first Sunday of each month and is open to everyone. This popular community event plays host to families’ large and small, grandparents and friends alike. Just a reminder, we stop serving at 11:45am, so be sure to come early! LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center $2.25 Adults / $1.50 Children under 12 Sun 9:00am-112:00pm 6/1, 8/3 No Breakfast 7/6 AARP Driver Safety Program This 4-1/2 hour refresher driver safety course is for those who have taken the 8-hour course within the last 4 years. Completion of the course entitles those folks over 55 years of age to a discount on their auto insurance. The refresher course is good for 3 years and can be repeated. Call (925) 943-5851 for more information or to register for class. LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center $15 AARP members / $20 non-AARP members Bazaar Group This is a great drop-in opportunity to learn or share craft ideas while socializing with others and fundraising for the Club. Projects include a variety of crafts from decorative painting to crocheting to anything you’d like to explore. This is a group of fun-loving members who welcome newcomers. Materials for projects are provided and items created are sold in the display case and at the Annual Holiday Boutique. Call (925) 943-5851 for more information. LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center Free Tue 12:00pm-4:30pm 6/17 Friday Socials Mark your calendar for our monthly Friday Socials, and treat yourself to an afternoon of great entertainment. A delicious soup and sandwich lunch can also be purchased for $2. Lunch reservations must be made at least one week in advance of the lunch date by calling (925) 943-5851. Pay at the door. If your plans change, please cancel your reservation. Reservations are only held until 11:30am. For those not having lunch, there is no charge to attend. LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center Free / $2.00 lunch Every Wed 9:00am-3:00pm Cardmaking Workshops Come and learn new techniques for cardmaking in these fun and easy workshops. Your fee covers all materials. Plan on going home with at least 8 cards to share with family and friends. No special artistic skills required. You’ll be guided through the cardmaking process one step at a time. Advance sign-ups required, class size is limited. Please bring a pair of scissors and a small bottle of craft glue to class. Register by calling (925) 943-5851. Instructor : Linda Rogers LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center $10: 1 Class Fri 11:00am-12:45pm 6/20, 7/18, 8/15 Movie Matinee Enjoy popular, recently released feature length films on the first Monday of each month. Your 50-cent admission price includes a bag of freshly popped popcorn. Bring your friends. Reservations are not required; however seating is limited. LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center $0.50 Drop-In Mon 1:00pm-3:00pm 6/2, 7/7, 8/4 Mon 9:00am-11:30am 6/30 www.WalnutCreekRec.org | (925)943-5851 73 Adults 50+ Let’s Sing! Let’s Sing! will be on summer break beginning June 6 and returning on August 22. Have fun singing songs from the Big Band Era of the 1930s and 1940s and Broadway show tunes. Receive some vocal instruction and have the opportunity to either sing as part of the group, or occasionally to get up, take the microphone, and lead the group in song if you’d like. Short solo or duet parts of songs are also available for those who want to perform for the others in the group. Singing can lift your spirits and provide a sense of physical and mental well-being. Drop-in visitors are welcome. Lyrics are provided. Volunteer Coordinator: Robin Wolf LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $1 drop-in Friday 1:15pm-2:45pm 8/22, 8/29 Snappy Cats Join the snappiest kazoo band in town! This fabulous group of musicians rehearses once each week and performs for area retirement communities. LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center Free Every Fri 9:30am-11:00am Hooked On Books If you love to read, enjoy talking about the books you’ve read and NEW | Screentime Come and enjoy feature-length film programs on the second Monday of each month. Enjoy a variety of films featuring biographies, musical programs, history, and documentaries. If you wish, your Volunteer Coordinator is happy to stay for an informal discussion afterwards with any members of the audience who wish to share their thoughts and ideas about that day’s program. Volunteer Coordinator: JoAnn Adams LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center Free want to spend time with others just like you, then this is a great group to join. A wonderful club member, volunteer and avid reader has stepped forward to coordinate this program. We meet on the 1st Tuesday of the month to discuss our reading selections. Volunteer Coordinator: Annette Hammond LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center $0.50 drop-in Tue 1:00pm-3:00pm 6/3 Investment Discussion Group 12:30pm-2:30pm 6/9, 7/14, 8/11 All those interested in the market and investments are encouraged to join the investment discussion group to share experiences and insight with others. Visitors are welcome any time. No investing, this is purely a discussion group. We meet on the 3rd Tuesday of the month. For questions, contact the Senior Club at (925) 9435851 or group coordinator Wayne Slater at (925) 938-2705. LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center $1 Drop-In Mon Sing-a-Long If you love to sing in the shower and the idea of singing for fun sounds attractive then this is the group for you! Meet once each week to sing your favorite songs from the past including movies, musicals, and more. LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center free Tue 1:30pm-4:00pm 6/17, 7/15, 8/19 Every Fri 9:30am-11:00am 74 (925)943-5851 | www.WalnutCreekRec.org Adults 50+ Mah-Jongg Drop-In Come and play American Mah-Jongg with us! Both experienced and new learners are welcome. Haven’t played before? Be sure to sign up for the Mah-Jongg class listed under Personal Enrichment. Volunteer Coordinator: Betty Fraga LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center Sunday Drop-In Bridge LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center $0.50 Drop-In Every Sun 12:30pm-4:00pm MAH-JONGG DROP IN $0.50 drop-in Marathon Bridge LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center Every Tue 1:00pm-4:00pm 6/3-8/26 $20 Drop-In Every Fri 12:00pm-4:00pm Trivia Fan-Atics Do you enjoy the challenge of playing trivia? Want to have a good laugh, lots of fun while you exercise your brain? Then this is the activity for you! Join us on the first Wednesday of each month for a fun-filled afternoon of trivia challenge. This is a drop-in activity so no registration is required. Your hosts will be Bob and Cindy Mohler. LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $0.50 drop-in Drop-In Bingo Enjoy a fun afternoon of Bingo with other Bingo lovers. Cards are sold separately for each session for $1 each. Paper games are also played and are 25 cents for each square. This is a great activity for keeping your brain healthy and challenged as well as having fun with friends. LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center $1 per card Wed 2:00pm-4:00pm 6/4, 7/2, 8/6 Every Thu 12:45pm-2:45pm Pinochle Join a great group of card-playing men and women for a fun afternoon. All ability levels are welcome including those who want to learn how to play. LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center $0.50 Drop-In Tennis Join other tennis players every Mon, Wed, Fri, 8:00am-12:00pm at Larkey Park for a fun morning of tennis. This is an ongoing program and open to all adults over 50. Bowling Beginner to advanced bowlers gather for recreational play and exercise at Diablo Lanes in Concord on Tuesdays from 10:00am to 12:00pm. Every Mon 12:00pm-3:30pm Bridge Programs Open bridge for experienced players. Partners are not required. Players are rotated into the group for that day’s play. For Marathon Bridge, pre-registration through the Marathon Bridge coordinator is required. Tuesday Drop-In Bridge LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center $0.50 Drop-In Creakers Softball Join our “over 50” softball program. Call Terry White at (925) 9397508. Fee is $72/year. Club 55 Skiers Enjoy mid-week rates, short lines and best of all, no driving! Weekly ski trips are scheduled for Wednesdays, weather permitting. We meet at Heather Farm Community Center at the large parking lot near the duck pond at 5:15am and return approximately at 6:30 p.m. Must contact David Summers at firstname.lastname@example.org. Every Tue 8:45am-12:00pm Thursday Drop-In Bridge LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $0.50 Drop-In Every Thu 12:30pm-4:00pm www.WalnutCreekRec.org | (925)943-5851 75 Adults 50+ Cycling Club The Cycling Club meets at Civic Park, Thursdays at 9:00am (8:30am June through August) for weekly rides. Walnut Creek Seniors Club membership is required to participate. Contact coordinator Peter Culshaw at email@example.com for more information Care Management In-home assessment and consultation are available through Diablo Valley Foundation for the Aging and Senior Outreach Services. Contact each agency for more information and additional services. Diablo Valley Foundation for the Aging: (925) 945-8040; Senior Outreach Services: (925) 937-8311. Walking Buddies Enjoy the company of friends and exercise at the same time. The Tuesday group is for all walkers on local trails for one to one-and-a-half hours. The Thursday group is more strenuous for experienced hikers lasting two to three hours or more. Some Thursday hikes that are out of the area require the consent of the coordinator. LOCATION Lobby, Civic Park Community Center $1 Drop-In Deaf Seniors Club Deaf seniors from all over the Bay Area gather to enjoy informative speakers, table and card games, and parties. For information call California Relay Services, VOICE 1-800-735-2922 or TDD by calling 1-800-735-2929. Contact the Seniors Club by calling (925) 943-5851. LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center Free Every Wed Walking Buddies I Walking Buddies II 8:15am-12:00pm 8:15am-12:00pm 9:30am-4:00pm Every Tue Every Thu Home Care Registry Home Care Registry is a free service provided by Senior Outreach that refers affordable home care workers to elders in need of assistance. Call (925) 937-8311 for more information. Senior Services Blood Pressure Screening Drop in on the second Wednesday of the month to check your blood pressure for free. LOCATION Lobby, Civic Park Community Center Free Insurance Counseling Medical Insurance Counseling (HICAP) is held the secpnd Wednesday and fourth Tuesday of each month from 1:30-3:30pm. Call (925) 943-5851 for an appointment. (No Long Term Care counseling available at the WCSC. Please call (925) 938-1895 for Wed 9:30am-11:00am 6/11, 7/9, 8/13 Long Term Care counseling appointments.) Hot Meals Hot Meals are served daily, and anyone over 60 years is welcome. Call (925) 280-7310 from 10:00am-noon one day ahead for a reservation. $2 Suggested Donation LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center Office of Aging Senior Information is available through the Contra Costa County Office on Aging. Call 1-800-510-2020. Senior Legal Services Senior Legal Services are available by appointment the fourth Thursday of the month from 11:00am-1:15pm. Call (925) 943-5851 for your appointment. Mon-Thurs 12:00pm-1:00pm Fridays 11:30am-1:00pm Bus Passes County Connection bus passes are available at the reception desk. Check purchases only (checks payable to County Connection). Wills Preparation Simple Wills Preparation is available by appointment on the first Monday of each month from 1:30pmâ€“3:00pm. Call (925) 943-5851 for an appointment. 76 (925)943-5851 | www.WalnutCreekRec.org Adults 50+ Transportation Services You can go many places in Walnut Creek with the Walnut Creek Seniors Club Mini Bus service. Just call (925) 933-1434 from 9:00am-10:00am the day before you need a ride. For Monday reservations, please call the Friday before. Service runs Monday through Friday from 9:15am to 11:30am and from 1:00pm to 3:30pm. (Please note: Due to Wednesday reservations having limited availability, we encourage you to make your medical appointments on most other days of the week.) Please call (925) 943-5851 for more information. You must be a Walnut Creek Seniors Club member to participate. Walnut Creek Seniors Club Ready to jump-start your lifestyle? Join the Walnut Creek Seniors Club. You’ll discover exciting recreational, social and volunteer opportunities. More than 2,500 members visit Civic Park Community Center, a place for active adults age 50 and better, where a dynamic, successful recreation program flourishes. Benefits include a monthly newsletter which keeps members up-to-date on special events, classes, a variety of special interest drop-in activities, services and travel opportunities. For JanuaryDecember, annual dues are only $12.00. Club members enjoy discounts on special events, savings on local and international trips, access to lots and lots of activities, and free social services including blood pressure checks, medical insurance counseling, income tax preparation, will preparation and legal advice. To join, come by Civic Park Community Center between 9:00am and 4:00pm, Monday - Friday, or call 943-5851 for more information. Drop-In Activities See activity descriptions for more info Mondays Pinochle: 12:00pm–3:30pm, Multipurpose Room Movie Matinee: 1:00pm–3:00pm, Lounge* Screentime: 12:30pm-2:30pn, Lounge* Tuesdays Bridge: 8:45am–12:00pm, Multipurpose Room Walking Buddies I: Meet 8:15am, Lobby Additional Parking for Adult 50+ Program Participants The city is introducing a test program to alleviate some of the parking shortages we are experiencing for those attending programs at Civic Park Community Center. We are now issuing parking stickers to those enrolled in senior classes, are senior program volunteers and/or are participants regularly engaged in a senior program drop-in activity. This will allow you to park in the lots at Civic Park and also allow you to park in the underground (lower) level ONLY of the library parking lot at no charge, Monday through Friday, 9:00 am-4:00 pm while participating in programs at Civic Park Community Center. Your parking sticker will be valid through December 31, 2014. If you have questions please call Leo Harrod, Recreation Manager at (925) 943-5899, ext. 2257. Petanque: 2:00pm-4:00pm, Patio* Mah-Jongg: 1:00pm-4:00pm, Conference Room Wednesdays Bazaar Group: 9:00am–3:00pm, Multipurpose Room Trivia Fan-Atics: 2:00pm-4:00pm, Conference Room* Thursdays Bingo: 12:45pm–2:45pm, Multipurpose Room Bridge: 12:30pm–4:00pm, Conference Room Cycling Club: Meet 9:00am Walking Buddies II: Meet 8:15am, Lobby Fridays Friday Socials: 11:00am–1:00pm, Assembly Hall* Snappy Cats: 9:30am-11:00am, Assembly Hall Let’s Sing!: 1:15pm-2:45pm, Social Hall Singing the Oldies!: 9:30am-10:30am, Lounge SUNDAY Pancake Breakfast: 9:00am–11:45am, Social Hall* Bridge: 12:30pm–4:00pm, Multipurpose Room * See activity description for exact dates. www.WalnutCreekRec.org | (925)943-5851 77 Open Space Open Space Programs Programs are available for reservation upon receipt of this brochure. Reservations are required for all programs if you are bringing a group of five or more. Pets are not permitted at Ranger-led interpretive programs, camping or special events. Most programs are 1 – 1½ hours in length. Children under 16 must be accompanied and supervised by an adult. Rain the day of the program or heavy rain in the days leading up to a program will cancel most programs. Please call the Ranger listed for more information or to confirm that weather has cancelled a program. Open Space maps are available at Ranger Stations or by sending a message including your mailing address to dollard@walnut-creek. org. LIME RIDGE QUARRIES Sunday, July 20, 8:00 – 9:30 am, Lime Ridge Do you know how Lime Ridge got its name? This ranger led hike will explore the old quarries as we discuss the history of this popular Open Space. Put on your hiking boots and grab some water and a hat for this walk into the past while observing the present. Meet at the Valley Vista Road parking lot. For more information contact Ranger Art Janke at (925) 943-5899 x3521. HOWE HONEY HARVEST Sunday, August 3, 10:00 – 11:30 am and 1:00 – 2:30 pm, Howe Homestead Park We’ll be as busy as bees as we harvest and sample fresh local honey. Humans have harvested honey for thousands of years for a number of uses. Come and learn about honey bees and enjoy a taste of their labor. Space is limited and there is a $3.00 materials fee. Please call to reserve your spot. For more information contact Ranger Art Janke at (925) 943-5899 x3521. Ranger-Led Programs HOWE HISTORY TOUR Sunday, June 8, 1:00 – 2:30 pm, Howe Homestead Park From around the world, James Howe lived an amazing life as an Associated Press correspondent before settling in Walnut Creek. Hobbies such as winemaking, smoking meats and pigeon flutes kept him busy here at “Gopher Gulch Ranch.” Ranger Art Janke will talk about Mr. Howe’s amazing history, show some of the photo displays in the Dutch Kitchen and lead a walk around the Howe Homestead. Meet in the parking lot at Howe Homestead, 2950 Walnut Boulevard. For more information contact Ranger Art Janke at (925) 943-5899 x3521. ANCIENT WAYS (SPECIAL EVENT) Saturday, August 9, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, Sugarloaf Open Space Join us for our sixth year of competitive primitive technology contest, games and activities. Ancient Ways is an opportunity to step back and experience cultures going back 10,000 years. Try your skill at tossing the atlatl, “The Atom Bomb of the Stone age.” Throw the rabbit stick, the American Indian boomerang that doesn’t come back. Play stick dice and other games. Using primitive tools make and spin an acorn top or make adobe bricks and other simple craft items from cattails, tules, pine nuts, soap stone, oak galls and more natural materials. Exhibitors will provide wonderful displays of artifacts and replicas, provide music and demonstrate fire starting. Have you ever walked over a rope bridge? You can at Ancient Ways. Make this a family day at Sugarloaf by bringing a picnic lunch to enjoy in the picnic area under the oaks. No refreshments are available for purchase on site. There is no admission charge but a $2.00 per person donation is requested to help cover material costs. More information is available from Ranger Bruce Weidman at (925) 943-5899 x2665 or firstname.lastname@example.org. FULL MOON HIKE Saturday, July 12, 8:30 – 10:00 pm, Shell Ridge Open Space Join us as we take to the trails when the sun goes down. We’ll have a contest, play Moon Jeopardy and partake in nightfall activities as we explore the world of darkness. Bring binoculars and a flashlight and meet at the end of Rock Springs Place. For more information contact Ranger Bruce Weidman at (925) 9435899 x2665. GETTING TO KNOW YOUR NEIGHBORS: THE COYOTE Sunday, August 31, 9:00 to 11:00 am, Old Borges Ranch and Shell Ridge Open Space Learn about some of your interesting and misunderstood neighbors that live in our Open Space park lands. We often fear things we don’t understand so what better way to spend the morning than learning about our wily neighbor the coyote. 78 (925)943-5860 x 2135 | www.Walnut-Creek.org Open Space Coyotes are one of the smartest and most adaptable neighbors we have. The program will start in the carriage barn with a short talk about coyotes followed by a hike into Shell Ridge. During the hike we will be looking for coyotes and signs they leave behind that alert us to their presence. Meet in the carriage barn. Call Ranger Dan Bylin at (925) 943-5899 x2162 for more information. RABBIT STICK AND ATLATL SATURDAYS 3rd Saturday of each month, June 21, July 19, August 16 and September 20, 10:00 – noon, Sugarloaf Open Space Try your skill at tossing the atlatl, “the first Weapon of Mass Destruction.” The atlatl has been in use as a hunting tool for over 20,000 years and the rabbit stick is a non-returning boomerang used to hunt small game. Learn how to throw and take this opportunity to enter an internationally accredited contest (ISAC). Contest winners will get their name in the World Atlatl magazine. The open target throw is at 10:00 am and the ISAC starts at 11:00 am. Reservations are not required and beginning throwers are very welcome. For more information contact Ranger Bruce Weidman at (925) 943-5899 x2665. On-Going Programs MONTHLY BIRD WALKS Saturday August 16, 8:00 – 10:00 am Curious about what kind of birds are flying all over the place? Our bird walks are the place to learn. Beginning birders are very welcome. Don’t be shy or embarrassed to join us. Just show up with binoculars, a note pad and bird book – if you have any or all. Let the exploration begin. For more information on bird walks contact Ranger Dan Bylin at (925) 943-5899 x2162. OLD BORGES RANCH TOURS Last Saturday of each month, June 28, July 26, August 30, 2:00 to 3:00 pm Join the Ranger on a tour to explore historic Borges Ranch. The Borges family settled in Walnut Creek over 100 years ago and their ranch is now on the National Register of Historic Places. Tour the 1901 ranch house and 1903 carriage barn while learning what life was like on the ranch 100 years ago. Meet under the windmill near the parking lot at the ranch. Rain cancels. For more information please contact Ranger Dan Bylin at (925) 943-5899 x2162. Lime Ridge Open Space Saturday June 14, 8:00 to 10:00 am Lime Ridge offers a variety of habitats for birds. Our hike will take us through grasslands, chaparral, oak woodlands and buckeye groves. With the different plant communities we never know what might show up. Meet in the parking lot at the intersection of Ygnacio Valley Road and Montecito Drive. Howe Homestead Park Saturday July 12, 8:00 to 10:00 am We will bird the park grounds and community gardens. If time permits we will hike into Shell Ridge Open Space. This is a great pocket park often full of wonderful birds and may replicate your backyard and neighborhood. Meet in the parking lot on Walnut Blvd. Ancient Ways Volunteers for July and August Date and times TBA, Sugarloaf Open Space If you are artistic or crafty, a tinker or a fixer, and would like to put your skills to work or if you just want to do something really different, then please consider helping with the set-up for the Ancient Ways special event. We’ll be preparing natural materials, constructing primitive dwellings, setting up event and game areas and doing other odds and ends in preparation for the big day. Volunteers are also needed during the event to oversee game areas, craft stations and displays. In addition to having a unique experience, volunteers will receive a commemorative Ancient Ways t-shirt. For more information contact Ranger Bruce Weidman at (925) 943-5899 x2665 or at email@example.com. Acalanes Open Space Saturday August 16, 8:00 – 10:00 am We will be birding the Putnam Creek area along the Sousa Trail in Acalanes. This is a great spot to bird during the heat of August. Most of the trail is shaded and stays cool. The year round water supply really attracts birds. Meet at the end of Sousa Drive. OLD BORGES RANCH “HISTORIC” OPEN HOUSE Sundays, June 15, July 13, August 17, 1:00 to 3:00 pm, Old Borges Ranch in Shell Ridge Join us at the ranch as we open the doors to the Historic Ranch House for you to tour at your own leisure. An Open Space Ranger will be on hand to answer any of your questions while you tour the house and grounds. www.Walnut-Creek.org | (925)943-5860 x 2135 79 Registration where we are Civic Park Community Center ............................................... 925.943.5852 1375 Civic Drive, 94596 Heather Farm Community Center ........................................ 925.943.5858 301. N San Carlos Drive, 94598 Shadelands Art Center........................................................... 925.943.5846 111 N. Wiget Lane, 94598 Tice Valley Community Gymnasium .................................... 925.256.3572 2055 Tice Valley Blvd. 94595 Arts Recreation & Community Svcs. Dept ........................... 925.943.5848 Civic Arts Education............................................................... 925.943.5846 Clarke Memorial Swim Center at Heather Farm ................. 925.943.5856 Dog Park Hotline .....................................................................925.256.3574 Facility Rentals ....................................................................... 925.256.3575 Field Conditions Hotline ........................................................ 925.256.3574 Larkey Swim Center .............................................................. 925.943.5861 Preschools............................................................................... 925.943.5846 Recreation Information/Park & Picnic Reservations ........... 925.943.5858 Seniors Club............................................................................ 925.943.5851 Seniors’ Volunteer Mini Bus...................................................925.943.1434 Skate Park Hotline.................................................................. 925.256.3584 Specialized Recreation .......................................................... 925.256.3531 online Available 24/7 Log onto www.WalnutCreekRec.org or www.arts-ed.org fax Registration, with VISA or MasterCard information to: (925) 938-7529 or (925) 944-3598 for Aquatics. mail Registration Form with payment to: Walnut Creek Recreation Registration, 301 N. San Carlos Drive, Walnut Creek, CA 94598. Make checks payable to City of Walnut Creek. phone Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm (925) 943-5858 or (925) 9435846. (No phone registration available for Aquatics) Please have your class title, number and credit card information ready. walk-in Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm; Heather Farm Community Center, 301 N. San Carlos Drive, Heather Farm Park or Shadelands Art Center, 111 N. Wiget. Aquatics: Clarke Memorial Swim Center, 1750 Heather Drive, Heather Farm Park. Standards of behavior For the enjoyment and safety of everyone, the City of Walnut Creek expects all participants and spectators to treat the people and facilities connected with the program with respect and abide by all rules and direction from the staff. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone for failure to abide by these standards. equal opportunity The City of Walnut Creek does not discriminate on the basis of disability in any of its policies, procedures, or practices. This nondiscrimination policy covers admission to, treatment in or employment in City of Walnut Creek programs and activities. For information about Walnut Creek’s equal opportunity policies, the process for filing of grievances or to request a copy of the City’s grievance procedures, contact ADA Liasison at (925) 943-5899 ext.2203. photos The City of Walnut Creek reserves the right to photograph facilities, activities, and program participants for potential future use. All photos will remain the property of the City of Walnut Creek and may be used for publicity or promotional purposes only. pre-registration Pre-registration is required for participation in programs. Please do not attend a class if you have not been registered. CLASS LOCATIONS Arbolado Community Park, Arbolado Drive at Doncaster, 94598 Delta Martial Arts, 2956 Treat Boulevard, Suite H, 94518 Foothill Community Gymnasium, 2775 Cedro Lane, 94598 Heather Farm Preschool, 500 N San Carlos Drive, 94598 Lindsay Wildlife Museum, 1931 First Avenue, 94597 Park Place, 1395 Civic Drive, 94596 Professional Education Center, 2905 Salvio Street, 94519 Walnut Creek Intermediate, 2425 Walnut Boulevard, 94597 Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway, 94596 Boundary Oak Golf Course.....................................................925.934.4775 3800 Valley Vista Road 94598 Walnut Creek Tennis Center ..................................................925.945.0105 1751 Heather Drive (Heather Farm Park) Open Space............................................................ 925.943.5899, ext. 2135 City Council Loella Haskew; Kristina Lawson (Mayor); Cindy Silva; Bob Simmons (Mayor Pro Tem); Justin Wedel City Manager Ken Nordhoff Director of Arts, Recreation & Community Services Kevin Safine Arts Commission Joe Bologna; Polly Bradbury; Glynnis Cowdery; Jane Emanuel Park, Recreation & Open Space Commission Jodi Davenport; Sandra Jacobsen; Carla Ludwig; Fred Weston; Tom Worthy CONFIRMATION Confirmations will be sent for all mail-in, fax-in and phone registrations. Confirmations are sent via email when possible, by post if necessary. If you do not receive your confirmation within 2 weeks, please call (925) 943-5858. Registration FORMS Registration forms received prior to the dates specified will not be given priority consideration; however, you may fax, mail, or drop off your form at any time. FAMILy registration Complete one registration form per family. Forms may also be downloaded from our website. 80 (925)943-5858 | www.WalnutCreekRec.org Health & Fitness Registration REGISTRATION FORM PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACCOUNT TEL (HOME) TEL (CELL/WORK) ADDRESS CITY STATE ZIP EMAIL ADDRESS 1ST CHOICE PARTICIPANT NAME M/F DOB ACTIVITY NAME CLASS # START DATE 2ND CHOICE CLASS # START DATE FEE Registration begins May 5 ACCOUNT # EXP DATE TOTAL AUTHORIZATION SIGNATURE WAIVER OF LIABILITY I consent to the above person’s participation in the activities and agree on behalf of myself, or minor child, that I assume the risk of accident, injuries or property damage sustained from any cause in connection with my (or my child’s) participation in the activities. I voluntarily release and hold harmless the City (including its officers, agents, employees and volunteers) from any liability for an accident, injury or property damage (except to the extent cause by the City’s active negligence or willful misconduct). I understand that I am responsible for the registration policies and procedures outlined in the brochure. I also understand that the City reserves the right to photograph activities and participants; those photos remain the City’s property for potential future use for publicity or promotional purposes. Dated Signature Please indicate whether: Parent Participant Guardian policies RefundS/creditS • Refunds/credits are subject to a service charge of $10 per person, per class. Refunds are processed within three weeks. • Refunds will be considered if requests are submitted up to seven days prior to the first day of class. • For withdrawal requests received after the refund period but prior to the first day of class, a credit valid for one year may be permitted for use toward a future course. • Withdrawal requests after the first class meeting are subject to partial credit less service charge and prorated course fees. • No refund requests are accepted after the last class meeting. • All credits on account are valid for a maximum of one year. • Failure to attend program or “no-shows” will not be granted a refund/credit. • Refund policies may vary for 50+ (Seniors) programs. fees •All courses and camp registrations include a $3 administrative processing fee. • Fees must be paid in full at time of registration by cash, money order, VISA, MasterCard or check payable to the City of Walnut Creek, unless otherwise stated in program description. • All payments are processed upon receipt. • Lab fees are payable to the instructor at the first class. Please do not include lab fees with your registration fees. • Accounts with credit amounts under $15 that are eligible for refund will be remitted upon request. • For payment plans (annual programs, camps, etc.), customers must provide a MasterCard or VISA for automatic payment processing. In order to use a different method of payment, customers may pay prior to any scheduled payment date(s). ADA Accommodations In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the City of Walnut Creek encourages those with disabilities to participate in our programs. If you have any special needs that may require specific accommodations, please call (925) 943-5858. donations If you wish to make a tax-deductible donation to Civic Arts Education or Walnut Creek Recreation, please indicate so on your registration form. Thank you! SCHOLARSHIPS Civc Arts Education Scholarships are being accepted for Summer 2014. The deadline is June 2, 2014. Walnut Creek Recreation scholarships are accepted on an on-going basis. Waiting lists Waiting lists are established once a class has reached maximum enrollment. If space opens or a new class is created, you will be notified. CANCELLATIONs A class may be cancelled if minimum enrollment is not met. A full refund is available. MAKE -UP CLASSes Make-up dates for missed classes will only be granted for class cancellations resulting from inclement weather or from direction of the Arts, Recreation & Community Services Department. QUESTIONS Arts: (925) 943-5846 Rec: (925) 943-5858 Aquatics: (925) 943-5856 50+: (925) 943-5851 Specialized Recreation: (925) 256-3531 www.Arts-Ed.org | (925)943-5846 81 Facility Rentals CITY OF WALNUT CREEK THE PERFECT LOCATION FOR YOUR NEXT Special Occasion OR WEDDINGS, PARTIES, RECEPTIONS & MORE! WEDDINGS, PARTIES, CORPORATE EVENT CORPORATE MEETINGS & MORE! THREE LARGE VENUES • Each over 3,000 square feet • Two locations in unique park settings • Capacities ranging from 200-300 guests • Facilities include kitchens and on-site parking • No preferred vendor list • Rental fees from $105 to $195/hour MEETING ROOMS, CLASSROOMS & MORE! • Additional rooms accommodate 15-300 attendees • Projection screens and WiFi at most facilities • Rental fees from $30 to $105/hour Facility Rental Ofﬁce Heather Farm Community Center (925) 256-3575 firstname.lastname@example.org For more information, please visit www.walnut-creek.org/rentals Facility_Rental_Ad_bleed.indd 1 1/28/13 3:04 PM 82 (925)256-3575 | www.Walnut-Creek.org/rentals Lesher Center for the Arts Coming Up Next at Center Rep the skull show June 12 – August 31, 2014 This summer, Bedford Gallery is narrowing its focus to the physical and historical world of the skull. The Skull Show examines the role that skulls have played in the historical register, as well as an iconic image in the contemporary arts including skate, surf, tattoo, and graffiti counter cultures. Opening reception: Thursday June 12th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, $5 admission. If you’re a fellow skull fanatic be sure to rock your skull attire and accessories! For information on special Skull programs, visit Bedford Gallery’s website: www.BedfordGallery.org Joshua Harker, Crania Anatomica Filigre Binary, 2012, 3D polyamide, white, 7.8 x 5.5 x 6 inches Walnut Creek Turns 100: Celebrating the City Through Art OPEN CALL TO ALL LOCAL ARTISTS 2014 is Walnut Creek’s centennial, and the Bedford is celebrating this fall with Walnut Creek Turns 100, opening on September 21, 2014. Walnut Creek Turns 100 is open to members of our community who live or work in town, and to all those who love our city. Artworks submitted should reflect Walnut Creek’s rich history, land, commerce, community, and culture, both past or present. For entry guidelines to submit artwork, go to www.bedfordgallery.org/WC100 or pick up an info packet at the Bedford Gallery front desk. Entries will be accepted online and in person. Deadline to apply is September 4th for online entries, and September 5th for in-person entries. Public Art Walking Tours: Third Saturdays, 11:00am – 12:00pm Join the Bedford Gallery Docents on a Walking Tour of Walnut Creek’s wonderful public art All shows at the beautiful Lesher Center for the Arts 1601 Civic Drive Downtown Walnut Creek (925) 943-7469 www.LesherARTScenter.org collection. Admission is $5 and includes a pass to the Bedford Gallery. Tours meet in front of the Lesher Center for the Arts at 11:00am. For more information and schedule, visit www. bedfordgallery.org/programs Seyed Alavi, Fountain Head, 2012 www.LesherARTSCenter.org | (925)943-7469 83 PRSRT STD US POSTAGE PAID WALNUT CREEK, CA PERMIT NO. 282 CITY OF WALNUT CREEK | 301 N. SAN CARLOS DR. | WALNUT CREEK, CA 94598 ECRWSS RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMER redesign Movies Under the Stars Attention Families! Bring your picnic and watch the stars come out over Mt. Diablo. Stay for the movie and youâ€™ll see some pretty impressive stars on our screen, too. Dates: Fri, July 11, 2014 Fri, August 8, 2014 Films: Frozen The Sandlot Family Time: Movies begin at dusk Place: Heather Farm Park, Ballfield #2 Cost: $2 donation per person Please do not bring pets For further information: (925) 943-5858 or www. WalnutCreekRec.org Brought to you in part by the City of Walnut Creek and Diablo Valley Credit Union www.WalnutCreekRec.org | (925)943-5858 85