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CIVIC ARTS EDUCATION

RECREATION

Arts, Adventures, and Academics Summer Camp, June 23-July 25. See page 9.

Summer registration begins May 5.

Scholarships available now! Children, adults, and seniors encouraged to apply, see page 31.

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

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.

“100 Ways to Celebrate the 100th.”

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.

Three of those 100 ways are unique

Scholarships are available for low and moderate income families.

Signature Events created just for the Centennial year. They include:

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.

Visit www.arts-ed.org or call 925.943.5846 for more information

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 |

MUSIC 24-26 Youth | Adult |

DRAWING, PAINTING & PRINTMAKING 10-17 Youth | Adult |

DANCE 27-29 Youth | Adult |

DIGITAL MEDIA & PHOTOGRAPHY 18-19 Youth | Adult | JEWELRY 20 Youth | Adult | GLASS 20-21 Youth | Adult |

DRAMA 30 Youth | Exhibition CALENDAR 30 FRIENDS OF CIVIC ARTS EDUCATION FOUNDATION 31-33 preschool 2

DECORATIVE & FIBER ARTS 22-23 Youth | Adult |

Rec HEALTH & FITNESS 36-40 Youth | Adults | Adults 50+ |

campS SCIENCE50-53 & TECHNology 53-54 Youth | Adults MARTIAL ARTS| 53

DOG/PET CARE 40 Adults |

Youth | Adults | SPORTS camps 54-56 Youth | Adults | FOOD & COOKING 54-55

MARTIAL ARTS 41 Youth |

Youth | Adults | SPECIALIZED RECREATION 57 Youth | Adults DOG/PET CARE| 40

PERSONAL ENRICHMENT 42-43 Youth |Adults | Adults 50+ |

Adults | Personal Enrichment Camps 57-58 Youth | 48-49, 56 SPORTS

FOOD & COOKING 44-45 Adults |

Youth | Adults | SCIENCE & TECHNology camps 59-62 Youth | 50-53 campS

kids COOKING camps 45 Youth |

Youth | Adults | AQUATICS 63-69 Youth | Adults | Adults SPORTS camps 54-56 50+ |

SOCIAL DANCE 46-47 Youth | Adults | Adults 50+ |

Youth | Adults | TENNIS 70-71 Youth | Adults | Adults 50+ | AQUATICS 63-69

SPORTS 48-49, 56 Youth | Adults |

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

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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

Youth

6-9

Adult

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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

Youth

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Adult

GLASS 20

Youth

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Adult

DECORATIVE & FIBER ARTS 22

Youth

22-23 Adult MUSIC 24-26 Youth 26

Adult

DANCE 27-29 Youth 29

Adult

DRAMA 30 Youth EXHIBITION/EVENT CALENDAR 30 FRIENDS OF CIVIC ARTS EDUCATION 31-33 PRESCHOOL 2

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Ceramics & Sculpture Ceramics & Sculpture

CERAMICS & SCULPTURE

Ann Henderson

Ellen Sachtschale AGES 4-6

AGES 8-12

Clay Play

Clay Works

Come explore the wonderful world of clay, one of the most

A great opportunity for older children who haven’t had a lot or any

versatile and forgiving mediums. It is a great introduction for

experience working with clay to explore this versatile medium.

young creative minds with or without clay experience. Build

Focus on learning basic hand-building skills such as scoring, using

imaginary worlds filled with animals, a place for them to live;

slip, coil building, using molds and glazing. We’ll make functional

flowers, trees, or a swimming pool! Learn a variety of techniques:

bowls, plates and mugs, animals and birdhouses.

pinch, coil, slab, squeeze.

INSTRUCTOR : Rana Nassar

INSTRUCTOR : Rana Nassar

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

$102: 8 classes

$89: 8 classes

Class 25480

Mon

Class 25482 3:45pm-4:45pm

Mon

5:00pm-6:30pm

6/23-8/11

6/23-8/11 AGES 8-12

AGES 6-8

Clay: Handbuilding with Wheelthrowing

Air Dry Clay Sculpture

Great class for students with clay experience. Work on your

Like immediate results when working with clay? This class

handbuilding skills using soft slabs, coils and pinch pots. Students

explores a self-hardening clay medium which doesn’t require a

will learn the basics of throwing on the electric pottery wheel from

kiln. The polymer clay comes in a variety of colors and is easily

centering to making simple pots. Prerequisite: must have taken

shaped and formed. Once the sculpture is completed, it can be

Clay Play or have clay experience with knowledge of handbuilding

baked in an oven, giving it a ceramic like finish. Projects include

techniques.

whimsical creatures, free-form sculpture, and more. We’ll also do elements of jewelry making such as beads and bracelets. INSTRUCTOR : Karen Kelly

Class 25481

$83: 6 classes

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Tue

1:30pm-3:00pm

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LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $125: 8 classes

LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

Class 25644

INSTRUCTOR : Rana Nassar

7/8-8/12

Tue

3:30pm-5:30pm

6/24-8/12

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

Ceramics (Int/Adv)

form. Note: It is highly recommended that all beginning students

INSTRUCTOR : James Newton

attend first class.

$171: 8 classes

Class 25438

LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

Wed

7:00pm-10:00pm

Ceramics (Beg/Int)

Ceramics (Beg/Int)

INSTRUCTOR : Lynne Meade

INSTRUCTOR : Coreen Abbott

$171: 8 classes

$171: 8 classes

Class 25436

Mon

9:00am-12:00pm

6/23-8/11

Class 25441

Thu

7:00pm-10:00pm

Ceramics (Int/Adv)

Ceramics (Beg/Int)

INSTRUCTOR : Lynne Meade

INSTRUCTOR : Lesley Jensen

$171: 8 classes

$171: 8 classes

Class 25437

Mon

1:00pm-4:00pm

6/23-8/11

Class 25449

Thu

1:00pm-4:00pm

Ceramics (Int/Adv)

Ceramics (Beg-Adv)

INSTRUCTOR : Bruno Kark

INSTRUCTOR : Roger Yee

$171: 8 classes

Class 25439

Tue

6/25-8/13

6/26-8/14

6/26-8/14

$171: 8 classes

7:00pm-10:00pm

6/24-8/12

Class 25440

Sat

9:00am-12:00pm

6/21-8/16

No class 7/5

AGES 12-17

A D U LT

Teen Clay: Wheelthrowing/Handbuilding

Alternative Firing Techniques (Int/Adv)

Beginning to intermediate instruction on the electric potter’s

Exploration of sagger, raku, sawdust and pit firing. Decorating and

wheel. Instruction and creative opportunity for handbuilding

forming techniques for each process will be covered, including

techniques and projects as well. $35 supply fee ($15 tool kit if

both hand building and wheel throwing techniques. Also included

needed and $20 bag of clay).

is a historical reference to Native American Indian and Mexican pottery. One additional class session on Wed 7/30 will be a full day

INSTRUCTOR : Ellen Sachtschale

at the beach doing a pit firing. Prerequisite: At least one quarter of

LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

ceramics.

$125: 8 classes $35 supply fee ($15 tool kit if needed and $20 bag of clay).

INSTRUCTOR : Lesley Jensen

Class 25443

Wed

4:30pm-6:30pm

6/25-8/13

LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

Class 25444

Thu

4:30pm-6:30pm

6/26-8/14

$207: 7 classes

Scholarships available!

Class 25448

Mon

7:00pm-10:00pm

6/23-8/4

Wed

All day

7/30

Go to http://www.friendsartsed.org/Scholarships.html for more information.

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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

Coreen Abbott 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

Class 25445

Tue

9:00am-12:00pm

6/24-8/12

Class 25446

Tue

1:00pm-4:00pm

6/24-8/12

A D U LT

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

firing process and demos of glaze application, use of resists and

$207: 8 classes

terra sigillata. Second half of class will focus on firing of work.

Class 25447

Wed

9:00am-12:00pm

6/25-8/13

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

A D U LT

second class.

Garden Vessels and Expressive Totems (Int/Adv)

LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

Create a fantastical garden of voluptuous vessels and totems

INSTRUCTOR : James Newton

that express your unique personality. Totems will include large

available in the studio for purchase. No registration permitted after

tactile beads, sculptural elements and journalistic pieces that are

$184: 7 classes

Class 25452

Fri

9:00am-12:00pm

6/27-8/15

No class 7/4

mushroom sculptures and more. Instructor’s bulbous textured slab techniques will be demonstrated in the garden vessel portion of this class.

INSTRUCTOR : Coreen Abbott

INSTRUCTOR : Ellen Sachtschale

$184: 7 classes

Class 25451

all about you. Class will include one-of-a-kind planters, birdbaths,

Fri

7:00pm-10:00pm

6/27-8/15

No class 7/4

LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios $171: 8 classes

Class 25450

Thu

9:00am-12:00pm

6/26-8/14

Ceramics studio information

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 potter’s wheel available.

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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

NEW | Handbuilding and the Potter’s Wheel

studio time for currently enrolled ceramics and sculpture students

Explore the use of the potter’s wheel to change the shape of coils

to enhance and share skills and knowledge. Hours may be

and slabs into plates, platters, bowls and other functional forms.

adjusted at City of Walnut Creek’s discretion. Studio is closed on

Thrown forms will be taken off the wheel and manipulated on the

all legal City holidays. Check current Open Studio hours posted

hand building table to create one of a kind trays, vases, square

in studio. No instruction is provided. Student must purchase clay

and oval baking dishes and more. This is a great introduction to

in the studio and provide own tools. Glazes, firing and use of

working with clay for the beginner and a great class for the student

studio equipment are included in the fee. Clay Arts Guild members

who only uses the potter’s wheel or only hand builds but is not

qualify for discounted open studio fee and other benefits. Studio

versed in both methods of working in clay.

use is strictly for non-commercial learning purposes.

INSTRUCTOR : James Newton

LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

$107 $67: Walnut Creek Clay Arts Guild Members

$171: 5 classes

Class 25442

4:00pm-7:00pm

Class 25730

Mon-Fri 3:30pm-6:30pm

8/18-8/22

6/23-8/16

No class 7/4

A D U LT

NEW | Functional Teapots

A D U LT

NEW | Sharpening Your Throwing Skills and Enhancing Your Forms

Teapots are the epitome of ceramics, incorporating a wide range

Are you often lost when you sit at the potter’s wheel and don’t

range of creative license when designing a teapot. Learn the

know what to make? Have you been throwing pots for years and

fundamentals of teapot construction and try your hand at creating

feel like your skills have flattened out? Do you feel like your pots

your own.

are really heavy? Then this workshop is for you. Learn to advance and refine your pottery skills in this 5-day intensive workshop. You

of skills from making spouts, lids and handles to understanding the rules of construction for effective function. There is a broad

INSTRUCTOR : Ann Henderson

will learn to alter shapes that you have made on the potter’s wheel,

LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

as well as throwing larger forms. Be ready to push yourself and

$141: 2 classes

your pots.

Class 25460

Sat-Sun 10:00am-4:00pm

8/23-8/24

INSTRUCTOR : Roger Yee LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios $271: 5 classes

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.

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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

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

AGES 4-6

I Can Do It Art

and colored pencils, students observe and draw plants and

Studio art instruction for older preschool children. Young artists

Primary Colors or a similar art class recommended.

animals from the Lindsay Museum (taxidermy). Completion of

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

INSTRUCTOR : Karen Kelly LOCATION Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center

wonderful class for developing creativity and confidence. Activities

$65: 6 classes

change each quarter.

Class 25471

Fri

4:00pm-5:00pm

7/11-8/15

INSTRUCTOR : Rana Nassar LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

AGES 6-8

$89: 8 classes

Class 25483

Wed

1:30pm-2:30pm

6/25-8/13

Class 25484

Wed

2:45pm-3:45pm

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

AGES 5-7

Primary Colors: Early Elementary Art

lifes, landscapes, cityscapes, all of which serve to expose students

Studio art for primary school age children. Drawing, painting and

students with little or no formal drawing experience to discover

sculpting techniques as children explore the basic design concepts

the sheer fun and satisfaction of drawing. Children repeating this

of line, shape, color, texture and more. Sculpture and collage

class will have extended projects that provide further independent

projects included. Completion of ‘I Can Do it Art’ recommended.

growth and development in the medium.

Children repeating this class will complete extended projects that provide further independent growth and development. INSTRUCTOR : Sue Scott

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3:30pm-4:30pm

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LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

Class 25477

$77: 8 classes

Wed

INSTRUCTOR : Sue Scott

$77: 8 classes

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

Class 25478

to work in pencil, colored pencil, marker and charcoal. Ideal for

6/25-8/13

Mon

3:30pm-4:30pm

6/23-8/11

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”

“Up, Up and Away”

What kind of “waterful” world can you create? What kind of

Outer space is the perfect place to see and make wonderful and

creatures live near and under your sea? On the beach--crabs, turtles

beautiful things. How will you travel up and away? Will you

or sun bathers? What’s on the water--ships, surfers or pirates?

make a plane, a rocket, a special bird, a magic carpet or a hot

What’s under the water-whales or merpeople? You get to decide and

air balloon? What type of world will you visit in the sky? A plant

create these things by drawing, painting and sculpting. Later in the

with aliens? A magical kingdom? We will be drawing, painting

day use your acting and music skills to make your sea come to life.

and sculpting something to travel in and our special land in the

Class 24690

Mon-Fri 9:00am-3:00pm

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sky. Later you can become the creatures of this land and sing their songs. Class 24692

“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

Mon-Fri 9:00am-3:00pm

8/11-8/15

“Somewhere over the Rainbow”

meadow have rabbits? Snakes? Turtles? Bees? Flowers? Or trees?

If you could fly over the rainbow, what kind of world would you

We will learn how to protect our meadow life through recycling and

find? What type of creatures would live there? Make your own

making creatures from recycled materials. In the afternoon decide

special kingdom through different art techniques and materials

how to act out meadow life. What kind of music will you make in

to create this world. Will you make a castle with magical

your meadow?

creatures? Will you make a place where all the creatures are

Class 24691

Mon-Fri 9:00am-3:00pm

8/4-8/8

made from food? What kind of music will they have in this world and how will these creatures act? Class 24693

AGES 6-8

Mon-Fri 9:00am-3:00pm

8/18-8/22

AGES 8-12

Paint Box Open the paint box and find a world where your imagination will

The Comics: Advanced Cartooning & Character Design

lead you to discover new and exciting ways to use paints. Use

Learn to design and create your very own characters, comics and

tempera, acrylic and watercolor paints combined with drawing

concept art. This class is perfect for students looking to improve

to develop a sense of composition, color and design. Learn more

their overall drawing skills while also being encouraged to use

about creating depth in your paintings, reducing complex subjects

their imagination and develop something unique. This fun and

to a simpler form and creating texture with pattern and repetition.

informative hands-on art class will cover figure and gesture

Students repeating this class will complete extended projects

drawing, anatomy, heads and hands, expressions, emotions, and

that provide further independent growth and development in the

perspective! We will also study cartoons from the different popular

medium.

genres and styles of art from video games, Manga, Pixar, to stopmotion animation.

INSTRUCTOR : Sue Scott LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Tim Hancock

$77: 8 classes

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

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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 $187: 12 classes

AGES 8-12

The Natural World: A Beginning Art Class for Older Children This class is for older students beginning to explore the visual

Class 25472

$10 supply fee due at first class

Tue, Thu 3:15pm-5:15pm

7/8-8/14

AGES 11-17

arts, providing an opportunity to explore one’s creativity and self-

Teen Drawing & Painting

expression through a variety of mediums. Students will learn self-

For young artists interested in taking their drawing and painting

confidence 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!

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

INSTRUCTOR : Peter Brown

students receive individual help in their areas of interest and

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

medium of their choice.

$60: 4 classes

$15 supply fee due at first class

INSTRUCTOR : Patsy Taylor

Class 25581

10:30am-12:30pm

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

Tue

6/24-7/15

AGES 8-12

$117: 8 classes

$15 supply fee due at first class

Class 25475

4:15pm-6:15pm

Tue

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

NEW | Sumi-e Painting for Teens

you tinker, there are no instructions--but there are also no failures,

This course is for middle and high school students interested in

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.

capture the spirit of the subject you are painting. Learn basic techniques and elements essential to the practice of sumi-e

LOCATION Civic Park Preschool, Park Place

$96: 8 classes

Wed

brush strokes that make you aware of the world around you and

INSTRUCTOR : Fumiyo Yoshikawa

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

Class 25479

exploring the art of Japanese brush painting. Explore different

painting. Demonstrations and individual help will be available.

INSTRUCTOR : Sue Scott

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AGES 12-18

4:45pm-6:15pm

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6/25-8/13

$102: 6 classes

$15 supply fee due at first class

Class 25586

1:00pm-3:00pm

Mon

6/23-7/28

Drawing, Painting & Printmaking A D U LT

A G E S 1 4 & up

Young Adult Drawing & Painting

Drawing: Sketching & Rendering

For the serious art student focused on learning core traditional

Learn to draw quickly, accurately and with confidence. Learning

skills in drawing and painting. Complete projects in still life,

how to reduce objects down to their basic shapes and forms and

landscape, figure and portrait. Students encouraged to bring

sketching them on to paper will be the focus of this class. Topics

portfolio requirements (AP Studio Arts) if relevant to their needs.

include still life, composition, texture, basic perspective, shading

Projects individualized for personal development if necessary.

along with landscape and figurative themes. Students should bring

Figure and portrait will be completed using photo references. A

paper, pencils, ruler and eraser to class. Beginners welcome.

sketchbook for notes is a plus; interest and dedication required; skills will be taught.

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Patsy Taylor

$127: 7 classes

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

Class 25643

$143: 8 classes

$15 supply fee due at first class

Class 25489

1:00pm-4:00pm

Tue

INSTRUCTOR : Mark Jezierny

Fri

6:30pm-9:30pm

6/27-8/15

No class 7/4

6/24-8/12 A D U LT

NEW | Perspective Drawing

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Art Workshop

This class is designed for those who have never taken an art

This course is for those who have never taken an art course or who

course all the way to the experienced artist who wants to learn

feel that they are lacking in the basic fundamentals of various art

about perspective drawing. Topics include one, two and three

applications. For intermediate and advanced students who would

point perspective, drawing shapes, grids, stairs, dividing surfaces

like to explore in depth the medium of their choice. Topics may

into equal parts, buildings, reflections and calculating cast

include color theory, composition, light and shadow, perspective,

shadows with natural and artificial lighting. With knowledge of

various drawing and painting techniques, use of artist’s materials

perspective, students no longer need to guess if something in their

along with brief information on artists past and present.

drawing or painting is correct anymore.

INSTRUCTOR : Mark Jezierny

INSTRUCTOR : Mark Jezierny

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

$143: 8 classes

$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

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All About Drawing: Classical & Contemporary

Drawing & Painting: Intro to Different Mediums

This course is for beginners and continuing artist students who

Have you always wanted to draw and/or paint but feel that you

want to enrich their artwork with an intense focus on the joy

don’t know enough to get started? Do you want to try a new

of drawing. Whether you are a mark maker and love doodling

medium before purchasing products? Core skills taught while

imaginary images or someone who finds great satisfaction in

exposing you to a wide variety of techniques and mediums,

rendering a form accurately with great detail, this course is for

including charcoal, pastels, acrylics, oils and watercolor. A fun

you. Work with a variety of black and white media: graphite,

class with lots of exposure to techniques and tools with a focus on

graphite powder, charcoal, pen and ink, and sharpies. Combine

expanding in the direction of your choice.

observational study with projects targeting personal invention. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org.

INSTRUCTOR : Patsy Taylor LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Mira M White LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

$143: 8 classes

$25 supply fee due at first class

Class 25500

6:30pm-9:30pm

Wed

6/25-8/13

$143: 8 classes

Class 25498

Thu

9:00am-12:00pm

6/26-8/14

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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

Wed

2:00pm-5:00pm

6/25-8/20

1:00pm-4:00pm

6/27-8/22

No class 8/6 $127: 7 classes

Class 25495

Fri

No class 7/4, 8/8

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Monday Morning Painting Mira M. White

Primary focus is on the development of each student’s personal style in painting. Classes will alternate with short demos, reviews,

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challenges and end-of-class critiques. All painting styles and

Stunning Soft Pastels

subject matter are acceptable but focus will be on oil and acrylics.

This class is for adventurous beginners and continuing artists

Lessons focus on still-life and landscape. Work is primarily from

who want to introduce fresh visual elements into drawings and

photo references. Bring supplies for the medium of your choice.

paintings. One of the amazing qualities of the soft pastel medium

Beginners with absolutely no knowledge of paints should consider

is its versatility, which combines well with watercolor, acrylics,

Drawing & Painting: Intro to Different Mediums as a prerequisite.

oils and all drawing media (colored pencils, graphite, charcoal,

INSTRUCTOR : Patsy Taylor

marking pens and ink). Traditional and innovative processes will

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

be covered. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org. INSTRUCTOR : Mira M White

$143: 8 classes

Class 25501

Mon

9:00am-12:00pm

6/23-8/11

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $127: 7 classes

Class 25497

Tue

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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

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while concentrating on learning and reinforcing the fundamentals

Enjoy Watercolor (Beg/Int)

of painting: drawing, composition, color, and brushwork. Classes

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

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 &

class.

Painting: Intro to Different Mediums a prerequisite.

INSTRUCTOR : Patricia Strout

INSTRUCTOR : Patsy Taylor

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

$111: 6 classes

$143: 8 classes

Class 25564 14

will include a variety of short demos, warm-ups, skills reviews,

Tue

9:00am-12:00pm

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Class 25502

Thu

6:30pm-9:30pm

6/26-8/14

Drawing, Painting & Printmaking A D U LT

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Painting (Int/Adv)

Figure Painting Like the Old Masters

This class is for students with some prior painting experience.

Learn the techniques of Titian and other old masters. Using oils

Topics include color theory, composition, brush and palette knife

(preferred) or acrylics, we will work through the processes of

techniques, creating atmosphere and textural effects, developing

underpainting, grisaille, layering and glazing to achieve a beautiful

your own style, use of painting media and various other painting

and timeless three-dimensionality. Previous experience drawing

applications and techniques. Students may work in any style

the figure recommended. Previous experience with paint is helpful

they choose (from abstraction to realism) and in any paint media.

but not necessary. Come to first class with materials, ready to

Students may bring in unfinished artwork to resolve any conflicts

work. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org.

that they may have.

INSTRUCTOR : Jody Mattison

INSTRUCTOR : Mark Jezierny

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

$180: 8 classes

$143: 8 classes

Class 25505

Tue

Class 25493 9:00am-12:00pm

Thu

9:00am-12:00pm

6/26-8/14

6/24-8/12 A D U LT

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Figure Drawing

Abstract & Non-objective Painting (Acrylics)

Quick gesture sketches and longer poses train your eye to observe

Artists of all disciplines come and explore abstract art, pure form

and render the human form. Learn to use blocking, foreshortening,

on the painted surface. Transform reality or develop completely

value shapes and other techniques to enhance your drawing skills.

nonrepresentational imagery. Class supports your process, from

Beginners bring vine charcoal, drawing board and 18x24 rough

accessing your creative source and gathering ideas, to developing

newsprint to first class. Supplies and materials discussed in class.

concepts and visual vocabulary. Emphasis on composition, color,

Experienced students bring own supplies. Undraped models used;

shape, movement and texture. Experimentation is encouraged;

teens may be admitted with permission of parent and instructor.

use collage, mixed media and non-traditional media to enhance

Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org.

your work. Demonstrations, activities and individual and group critiques. All levels welcome. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.

INSTRUCTOR : Jody Mattison

org.

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Tina Pressler

$162: 7 classes

Class 25491

Fri

9:00am-12:00pm

6/27-8/15

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center $134: 7 classes

No class 7/4

Class 25490

Mon

12:30pm-3:30pm

6/23-8/11

No class 7/14

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Portrait & Figure Drawing and Painting This continuing portrait and figure class is for both drawing and

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painting students. One, two, or three session poses with nude

Japanese Brush Painting

and clothed models each quarter. New students are welcome

Gain the freedom of brush strokes that give excitement to art

and strongly encouraged to work in charcoal and pencil to build

work. Oriental brush painting makes you aware of our world and

up drawing skills. Continuing students may progress to oil,

allows you to capture the spirit of the subject. Course covers

acrylic, water media or chalk pastel. Drawing and painting topics

basic elements and discipline essential to the practice of Sumi-e.

demonstrated and individually addressed, including basic block-in,

Lectures, demonstrations, individual help each class. Materials list

composition, measuring, proportion, foreshortening, anatomy,

online at www.arts-ed.org.

value, color, layering and brushwork. Materials list online at www. arts-ed.org.

INSTRUCTOR : Fumiyo Yoshikawa LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Jody Mattison

$111: 6 classes

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

Class 25554

Mon

9:00am-12:00pm

6/23-7/28

$188: 7 classes

Class 25494

Sat

9:30am-1:00pm

6/28-8/16

No class 7/5

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Mix Those Media!

NEW | Color Theory

Stretch your boundaries and approach painting from a less

Study the basic theories and fundamentals of color. Through

predictable perspective. This class inspires continuing artists and

lectures and studio exercises, students will learn and apply various

adventurous beginners to strengthen their visual voice, discover

principles of color theory. Topics include a brief history of color,

the joy of working in a more personal way in new visual territory.

color scheme studies, absorption and reflection, additive and

Combine traditional and unusual media to yield rich results.

subtractive synthesis, bezold effect, color terms, color perspective,

Watercolor, acrylics, soft pastels, oil sticks/oil pastels, collage

mineral and modern pigments and color mixing. Students from

techniques, some photo transfer-a potpourri of mixed media

beginning to advanced who work in acrylic, oil or watercolor are

methods. Work with the technique of the week or pursue individual

encouraged to participate.

projects. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org.

INSTRUCTOR : Mark Jezierny

INSTRUCTOR : Mira M White

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

$143: 8 classes

$127: 7 classes

Class 25499

Fri

Class 25507 9:00am-12:00pm

Mon

6:30pm-9:30pm

6/23-8/11

6/27-8/15

No class 7/4

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NEW | Plein Air Painting

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Portrait and Landscape Painting from Photographs: Oil/Acrylics

Let’s go outdoors. This class is designed for students working

Expand your creativity and art education while having fun. Learn

Center at Heather Farm Park to discuss painting locations, outdoor

to create strong compositions and attain accurate color, values,

painting equipment, composition, perspective, lighting and color

and representation through demonstrations and individual

mixing. The following weeks we will meet at our chosen sites.

instruction. Acquire a greater visual awareness and skill to

Bring paper, pencil and any painting supplies that you have to the

interpret and execute a portrait, working from photographs.

first class. All skill levels welcome including beginners.

Develop your painting abilities to work in a representational manner. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org.

in pencil, pastel, oil, acrylic or watercolor who want to work outdoors. The first class will meet in front of the Community

INSTRUCTOR : Mark Jezierny LOCATION Off-Site

INSTRUCTOR : Gary Bergren

$127: 7 classes

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

Class 25729

$143: 8 classes

Sat

10:00am-1:00pm

6/28-8/16

No class 7/5

Class 25513

Tue

6:30pm-9:30pm

6/24-8/12

Class 25512

Wed

9:00am-12:00pm

6/25-8/13

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Sketchbook Journal Workshop

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Abstract Watercolor Landscape Painting

Whether traveling around the globe or making observations in

Discover how to translate emotion into a watercolor landscape

can draw through journaling! Make your journal a personal and

painting. Photographs are invaluable, if used correctly. Beginners

creative experience. Learn the methods and materials for ‘quick’

and continuing painters experience the landscape, through

sketches, long sketches, what to focus on, how to add color and

sketches to establish the values, color, mood and composition of

how to keep it all compact and travel ready. First meeting in studio,

the scene, getting to know the subject and loosening up as you

remainder on location. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org.

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.

your backyard, journaling is a wonderful way to combine the joys of drawing with your experiences in life. Find out how you

INSTRUCTOR : Patsy Taylor LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $100: 4 classes

INSTRUCTOR : Pamela Howett

Class 25617

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $143: 8 classes

Class 25503 16

Mon

6:30pm-9:30pm

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Sat-Sun 9:30am-12:30pm

7/12-7/20

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Mokuhanga: Japanese Woodblock Printing

Open Studio Figure Drawing & Painting

For artists’ in-home studios without a press, this beautiful,

supervised use; no instructor. Participants provide their own

low-tech process may be the perfect solution. This workshop

supplies. Different model each week. Enrollment limited. Note: No

introduces a traditional Japanese woodblock printing process,

solvents in class.

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

Studio available for working from the figure, short and long poses,

INSTRUCTOR : Jody Mattison LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center $114: 7 classes $69: w/ another CAE class

Class 25492

Fri

1:00pm-4:00pm

6/27-8/15

No class 7/4

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $194: 3 classes

$30 supply fee due at first class

Class 25616

10:00am-4:00pm

Sun

7/13-7/27

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Open Studio Painting Open to all experienced painters and current painting students.

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Work on your own in a group setting, no instruction. Participants

Flowing Paint on Silk

provide their own supplies and are responsible for cleanup.

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

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center $91: 8 classes $45: w/ another CAE class

Class 25508

Thu

1:00pm-5:00pm

6/26-8/14

generate delight and excitement. The result is stunning! All levels are welcome. $5 supply fee per 31’ x 31’ silk. Materials list online

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at www.arts-ed.org.

Open Studio Printmaking

INSTRUCTOR : Tomoko Murakami

Open to all experienced printmakers who have taken a CAE class

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

within the past three quarters or are currently enrolled in a class. Use a fine art custom handmade French American professional

$123: 2 classes

Class 25627

Sat

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

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inks and any specialized materials.

Palette Knife Painting Workshop Painting with a palette knife is a very freeing experience,

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

‘loosening’ your work. It’s a great way to let the unexpected

$91: 8 classes $45: w/ another CAE class

happen. Whether this might just become your exciting new

Class 25509

Thu

1:00pm-5:00pm

6/26-8/14

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 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.

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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

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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

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Smart Phoneography

Inside Your Canon DSLR

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,

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.

editing and creative processing on your phone. Students will need

INSTRUCTOR : Tom Crews

to purchase approximately $30 in apps. No prior photography

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

experience is required.

$48: 1 class

INSTRUCTOR : Erin Hall

Class 25638

Sat

10:30am-1:00pm

7/26

LOCATION Civic Park Preschool, Park Place $100: 8 classes

Class 25580

Thu

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1:30pm-3:30pm

6/26-8/14

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CAE Photography Forum The Mission of the Photography Forum is to encourage photographers of all levels to continue to study the art of

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.

photography, practice and produce new work, and to share ideas

INSTRUCTOR : Tom Crews

and experiences. Meets 3rd Tuesday of each month (June through

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

May) to share images, critiques, technical developments, and hear guest speakers. Photographic field trips and workshops allow

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$48: 1 class

Class 25639

Sat

1:30pm-4:00pm

7/26

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More Joy of Digital Photography

Lighting Techniques Made Simple

Learn to see photographically. Individual student growth is

Lighting is the basis for all great photographs. Uncover the

encouraged by working both indoors and outside taking scenics,

mysteries of light. Hands-on course for beginners with any type of

portraits, still lifes, and landscapes/cityscapes, working with

camera. The instructor will bring all types of lighting and camera

lighting, composition, content. Plus, you learn about shutter speed,

equipment and demonstrate different techniques for lighting any

f stops, light meters, ISO, Dynamic Range, Icon, Settings, RAW

subject matter including portraits, jewelry, pets and more! We

or JPEG, Color Balance, and more!, Icon, Settings, RAW or JPEG,

will discuss indoor and outdoor lighting techniques and include a

Color Balance, and more!

Saturday morning outdoor photo shoot.

INSTRUCTOR : Conrad Johnson

INSTRUCTOR : Greg Hazard

LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

$125: 7 classes

$115: 5 classes

Class 25518

Mon

7:00pm-9:00pm

6/23-8/4

Class 25514

Mon

6:30pm-9:30pm

7/21-8/11

Class 25517

Tue

9:00am-11:00am

6/24-8/5

Field Trip

Sat

9:00am-1:00pm

8/2

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Take Control of Your Digital Camera

Photoshop Made Simple

Learn a clear and understandable approach to composing great

Are you frustrated by how complex Photoshop seems? This class

photographs and how to gain more control over the design of

will show beginners how to achieve beautiful editing in Photoshop

pictures by subject placement, framing, and selecting a point

the easy way! No layers, no complex commands to follow--just

of view. Camera functions, transferring files, and image file

straight forward ways to make your images look beautiful! Laptop

management will be explained. We will investigate the creative

computers with Photoshop CS3 are provided if you do not have

aspects of digital photography and discuss the importance of

Photoshop on yours. Bring your own images on a USB thumb

obtaining correct exposure. Photographic assignments and a field

drive or memory card. The instructor will also Photoshop an image

trip will allow practice using tools and techniques learned in class.

from each student as you follow along step by step on your own computer.

INSTRUCTOR : Tom Crews LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Greg Hazard

$125: 7 classes

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

Class 25636

Wed

6:30pm-9:00pm

7/2-8/6

$87: 4 classes

Field Trip

Sat

11:00am-1:00pm

8/2

Class 25516

Tue

6:30pm-9:30pm

7/22-8/12

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How to Shoot Exciting Travel Photographs

Photoshop for Photographers

Starting with pre-travel planning, we will discuss what kind of

edit digital images including resizing and cropping, understanding

equipment and supplies to take, researching your trip, dealing

layers, image adjustments, using levels and curves, hue/saturation,

with local regulations, passing through customs and more. We

color balance, black and white conversion, how to use the

will cover photographing landmarks, photographing people,

select and image editing tools to work on photographs, and the

payment for photography, and shooting in places of worship. A

importance of proper color management. Laptop with Photoshop

field trip to the San Francisco Farmers Market located at the San

installed highly recommended. Assignments allow students to

Francisco Ferry Building will allow students to practice the tools

practice the tools and techniques learned in class.

This class will concentrate on those Photoshop features needed to

and techniques learned in class.

INSTRUCTOR : Tom Crews

INSTRUCTOR : Tom Crews

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

$88: 6 classes

$94: 3 classes

Class 25637

Class 25635

Tue

6:30pm-9:00pm

6/24-7/1

Field Trip

Sat

10:00am-2:00pm

6/28

Thu

6:30pm-9:00pm

7/10-8/14

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Jewelry / Glass

JEWELRY

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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

6:30pm-9:30pm

Thu

6/26-8/14

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NEW | Creative Beading Looking for a creative way to encase your centerpiece and make an accompanying necklace? You will learn to bead around a centerpiece and design a fashionable pendant. Part of the fun and

AGES 8-12

Wire Jewelry

creativity is selecting the best colors. You will use those colors in

Be the coolest kid on the playground with your own handmade

Kumihimo wheel. All skill levels are welcome. Projects are tailored

jewelry! Learn to make bracelets, earring, rings, hair barrettes,

to each class member’s ability and interest. Materials list online at

and key chains using different colored wire and a wide range of

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both pendant and necklace. The necklace will be beaded using a

different sized colored beads.

INSTRUCTOR : Barbara Goldsmith

INSTRUCTOR : Bonnie Heras

LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center $102: 8 classes

$15 supply fee due at first class

Class 25473

3:30pm-5:00pm

Mon

$10 supply fee due at first class

Class 25655

1:00pm-4:00pm

Thu

6/26-7/31

6/23-8/11

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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

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$112: 6 classes

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.

students must attend first class for safety discussion and materials

Instructor : Bonnie Heras

list.

LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Karen Ehrhardt

$136: 8 classes

$15 supply fee due at first class

LOCATION Studio J, Civic Park Studios

Class 25474

4:15pm-6:15pm

$152: 8 classes

$5 supply fee due at first class

Class 25462

Tue

6:30pm-9:30pm

6/24-8/12

Class 25461

Thu

12:00pm-3:00pm

6/26-8/14

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Thu

6/26-8/14

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Glass Fusing & Slumping

Glass Bead Making (Beg)

Learn to fuse layers of compatible glass in a kiln to create tiles,

Make beautiful glass beads using a hot head bead torch. Each

jewelry, small frames, dishes and ornaments. Techniques covered

student uses a torch to maximize hands-on time. Basics of glass

include glass cutting, surface decoration, pattern bars and

bead making include: use of tools and equipment, safety, how

slumping into molds. Continuing students will be encouraged to

to make several different shaped beads, and a variety of surface

expand their knowledge with new techniques. Materials list online

decoration techniques. Please wear all natural fiber clothing. No

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previous experience required. Beginning and repeat students welcome. Must have supplies for first class. First class mandatory.

Instructor : Penny Ruhter

Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org.

LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center $168: 8 classes

$10 supply fee due at first class

Class 25468

6:30pm-9:30pm

Wed

7/2-8/20

A D U LT

Instructor : Melissa McCumiskey LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center $127: 6 classes

$10 supply fee due at first class

Class 25464

6:30pm-9:30pm

Tue

7/1-8/5

Dichroic Fused Glass Can’t find the center piece to make your own unique jewelry?

A D U LT

Learn to create spectacular opal-like dichroic glass pendants and

NEW | Metal Inclusions in Beads

more. Go beyond the basic round cabochon. Learn to drill holes

Have you ever wanted to add something different to your beads?

in glass, create wire connectors, grind a groove into the side for

Then this is the workshop for you. Learn how to enhance your

wire wrapping and more. Take your fused jewelry to the next level.

beads by adding fine silver wire and copper foil. You must have

Continuing students will be encouraged to expand their knowledge

completed a beginning bead making class or have basic bead

with new techniques. No previous experience with glass required.

making skills. Bring COE 104 glass, MAPP gas, mandrels, any

Beginning and experienced students welcome. Materials list online

favorite tools and lunch.

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Instructor : Melissa McCumiskey

Instructor : Penny Ruhter

LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center $168: 8 classes

$10 supply fee due at first class

Class 25467

1:00pm-4:00pm

Wed

$83: 1 class

$15 supply fee due at first class

Class 25466

10:00am-3:00pm

Sat

7/26

7/2-8/20 A D U LT

A D U LT

Roman Mosaics Workshop

Fused Glass (Beg-Adv)

Around the 3rd century B.C. the Romans began to use marble

Explore your creative and artistic abilities. Fusing and slumping

in their mosaics. In this workshop we will be using marble from

glass offer almost limitless possibilities for creating with color

quarries all over the world to reproduce a Roman Era Mosaic. You

and form. Learn the basics of glass cutting, fusing and slumping.

will gain an understanding of cutting and working with marble,

Use sheet glass, frit, stringers and rods, design and make glass

shading effects, create lines, flow, sense of movement and how

art pieces. Continuing students expand their knowledge with new

a background supports and enhances your main design. Each

techniques and interact and share new ideas with other students.

student will purchase a material/design kit.

Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org.

Instructor : Connie English

Instructor : Melissa McCumiskey

LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center $168: 8 classes

$10 supply fee due at first class

Class 25465

1:00pm-4:00pm

Tue

$88: 1 class

$65 supply fee due at class

Class 25469

10:00am-4:00pm

Sat

6/28

7/1-8/19

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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

4:30pm-6:30pm

Tue

6/24-8/12

A D U LT

Printing on Fabric If you love the look of printed textiles and want to embellish

AGES 5-7

Kinder-Early Elementary Sewing

your home decor or apparel accessories, this five-week class will

The tools and sewing techniques used for boys and girls in

inspirational slide show and then we will create a new project

kindergarten through second grade, such as large-eyed needles,

each week using block carving, thermofax screen printing, and

perle cotton thread and felt, are designed for small hands and

computer digital transfer techniques. Materials list online at

make learning how to sew fun and easy. Enjoy creating an

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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

$77: 8 classes

$10 supply fee due at first class

Class 25584

3:45pm-4:45pm

6/26-8/14

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $112: 5 classes

$15 supply fee due at first class

Class 25574

7:00pm-9:30pm

Fri

6/27-8/1

A D U LT

NEW | Weaving Workshop (2-Day) Using instructor’s speed technique of warping, this in-depth

AGES 8-12

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INSTRUCTOR : Mimi Foord

No class 7/4

LOCATION Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center

Thu

get you jump started. We begin with a materials overview and

NEW | Basic Machine Garment Sewing

weekend workshop is designed for the beginning weaver to

Boys and girls choose from a number of patterns to make clothes

and texture called cloth. Each student will warp a loom and weave

for themselves, their favorite stuffed animal or their doll. Learn

a sampler project, reading pattern drafts, weaving different styles,

proper use of the sewing machine and sewing terminology. Learn

and learning finishing techniques. Beginners and those wishing

how to use a pattern, cut and piece fabric, and a variety of sewing

to further improve their warping skills are welcomed. Yarns

techniques. Students are encouraged to ‘think like a fashion

and looms are provided. Directions to location on materials list.

designer’ and create their vision.

Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org.

INSTRUCTOR : Dawn King

INSTRUCTOR : Lou Grantham

LOCATION Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION San Francisco Fiber Studio

$96: 8 classes

$10 supply fee due at first class

$143: 2 classes

Class 25585

5:00pm-6:30pm

Class 25646

Thu

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explore the use of the loom, learning how to create a web of color

$28 supply fee due at first class

Sat-Sun 9:30am-4:30pm

6/28-6/29

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.

$191: 3 classes $75 supply/equipment fee due at first class

9:30am-4:30pm

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.

LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm

LOCATION Material Grace Textile Studio

Fri-Sun

Rigid Heddle Loom Weaving Workshop-I

INSTRUCTOR : Reba Siero

INSTRUCTOR : Bonnie Wells

Class 25576

A D U LT

$66: 1 class

Class 25569

Sun

9:30am-4:30pm

7/13

7/4-7/6 A D U LT

Rigid Heddle Loom Weaving Workshop-II

A D U LT

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.

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

INSTRUCTOR : Lou Grantham

LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm

LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm $104: 1 class

$15 supply fee due at class

Class 25573

9:00am-4:30pm

Sun

Not only is the rigid heddle loom very portable and easy to use, it

6/22

$66: 1 class

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

9:30am-3:30pm

Sat

7/12

Bonnie Wells

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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

AGES 3mos-5yrs

$12 supply fee due at first class

Class 25555

Mon

12:00pm-12:50pm

6/23-7/28

Class 25556

Wed

11:00am-11:50am

6/25-7/30

AGES 4-7

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

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.

Area Parent Magazine’s ‘Best Children’s Music Program’. Now in

INSTRUCTOR : Elizabeth Chirgwin

its 25th year.

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Music Together

$92: 8 classes

LOCATION Classroom, Tice Valley Gym

Class 25546

$113: 6 classes $88: Siblings over 8 months $45 supply fee per family due at first class

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$69: 6 classes

Mon

4:30pm-5:00pm

6/23-8/11

AGES 5-10

Drumming for Fun

Class 25719

Mon

5:00pm-5:45pm

6/23-7/28

Class 25720

Mon

6:00pm-6:45pm

6/23-7/28

Class 25724

Tue

4:30pm-5:15pm

6/24-7/29

Class 25725

Tue

5:30pm-6:15pm

6/24-7/29

Class 25726

Wed

4:30pm-5:15pm

6/25-7/30

Class 25727

Wed

5:30pm-6:15pm

6/25-7/30

Class 25728

Wed

6:30pm-7:15pm

6/25-7/30

INSTRUCTOR : John Waller

Class 25721

Sat

9:15am-10:00am

6/28-8/2

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

Class 25722

Sat

10:15am-11:00am

6/28-8/2

$95: 8 classes

Class 25723

Sat

11:15am-12:00pm

6/28-8/2

Class 25568

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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.

Wed

1:00pm-2:00pm

6/25-8/13

Music AGES 5-11

AGES 7-12

Learn to Play-Play to Learn

Violin Ensemble (Beg)

Parents and children affected by autism or related symptoms

An introduction to the violin in a supportive group. Learn how to

participate in this fun-inspired class and collaborate creatively

hold the violin, read notes, and play simple melodies in a friendly,

using arts and music games. These games are great tools for

fun setting. Enrollment limited. Rental of instruments to be

interacting more easily with others, creating lasting friendships,

discussed first class.

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 today’s world. Facilitated by a music therapist. Some health insurances may cover.

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $98: 7 classes

Sat

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $84: 7 classes

Class 25566

INSTRUCTOR : Dr. Stephan Betz

Class 25567

INSTRUCTOR : Rem Djemilev

Fri

3:30pm-4:15pm

6/27-8/15

No class 7/4

AGES 8-14

9:00am-10:00am

6/28-8/16

No class 7/5

Flute Ensemble (Beg) For flute players with one or more years’ experience on the flute. Should know how to read music and play scales in one octave

AGES 6-9

up to two flats and two sharps. Play classical, jazz and popular

Piano for Children

repertoire in fun supportive environment. Improve tone, posture,

Develop music reading, good practice habits, musicianship and solid technique at the piano. Must have a piano or keyboard at home for practice.

technique and musicality over the summer. Last class is an informal concert. INSTRUCTOR : Monica Williams

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Monica Williams

$63: 8 classes

$10 supply fee due at first class

$90: 8 classes

$8.50 supply fee due at first class

Class 25548

10:00am-10:50am

Class 25559

2:00pm-2:50pm

Tue

Tue

6/24-8/12

6/24-8/12 AGES 9-13

INSTRUCTOR : Stephen Evans $69: 6 classes

Class 25560

Thu

Young Performers Orchestra

$8.50 supply fee due at first class

4:00pm-4:50pm

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.

AGES 6-9

Piano for Children (Continued) Students will continue exploring the electronic keyboard by

INSTRUCTOR : Rem Djemilev LOCATION Auditorium, Shadelands Art Center

learning simple chords and song rhythms and how to improvise

$86: 7 classes

on the piano. Explore the many different sounds that the electronic

Class 25561

Tue

5:00pm-6:15pm

6/24-8/5

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 25558

Thu

5:00pm-5:50pm

6/26-7/31

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Music AGES 12-18

A G E S 1 2 & up

Diablo Regional Youth Orchestra

Jazz Band Ensemble

See a big improvement in your personal technique and ensemble

Feel the thrill of being part of a full Jazz Ensemble. Play music of

skills while playing in a noncompetitive, fun, full symphony

the jazz masters from the 30s to the present day. At least four years

orchestra. Explore a wide range of repertoire. No auditions

of experience, knowledge of four major scales and sight reading

necessary. DRYO students should remain in DRYO throughout the

skills are required. Auditions required. Please call (925) 676-8203.

summer.

INSTRUCTOR : Max Pricco

INSTRUCTOR : Rem Djemilev

LOCATION Auditorium, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Auditorium, Shadelands Art Center

$82: 8 classes

$110: 7 classes

Class 25648

Tue

Class 25565 6:30pm-8:30pm

Thu

7:30pm-9:30pm

6/26-8/14

6/24-8/5 ag e s 1 2 & up

AGES 9-14

Classical Guitar for Tweens (Beg)

Native American Flute (beg) The Native American flute is one of the oldest instruments with a

Learn some of the basics and discover how fun and easy the guitar

beautiful tone. It is an end blown instrument (very easy to produce

can be! Proper technique, tone production, tuning, note reading

a tone) that is based on a pentatonic scale--every note combination

and single line melodic playing. Move on to ensemble playing and

sounds good together. In this class we will explore all aspects of

basic solo repertoire. No experience in music or guitar necessary.

the Native American flute including how to improvise and play

Note: Nylon string classical guitar in appropriate size is required.

traditional Native American songs. Flutes will be provided by instructor for in-class use. Flutes may also be purchased directly

INSTRUCTOR : Jonathan Mendle LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $83: 7 classes

$18 supply fee due at first class

Class 25563

6:00pm-7:00pm

Tue

7/1-8/12

from instructor for at home use. INSTRUCTOR : Monica Williams LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $63: 8 classes

Class 25549

A G E S 1 0 & up

Cello Ensemble

Tue

11:00am-11:50am

6/24-8/12

A G E S 1 4 & up

The glorious sound of a cello choir and the resonance and mellow tones of cellists playing together is inspiring and a huge audience

Guitar in a Flash for Adults

hit. Work on ensemble playing, intonation and exploring the vast

Learn to play a perennial instrument, including effective playing

cello ensemble literature. At least one year private cello instruction

postures, finger style and pick style techniques, reading tablature

or progress to the end of Suzuki Book I is required.

and standard music notation while playing beautiful melodies. Acoustic nylon or steel string guitars preferred but electric guitars

INSTRUCTOR : Stephen Evans

are acceptable if accompanied with a small practice amplifier.

LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

Open to teens and adults. No experience necessary.

$71: 6 classes

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.

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Mon

7:00pm-8:00pm

6/30-8/11

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

AGES 3-4

$70: 7 classes

Class 25526

Fri

11:30am-12:15pm

6/27-8/15

No class 7/4

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

AGES 3-10

to stories and music of well-known classical ballets. Parents may

Tap-Children

watch last session only.

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

INSTRUCTOR : Erin Leedom LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

student’s musicality, strength, flexibility and balance. A series

$80: 8 classes

of warm-up exercises, stationary center practice and traveling

Class 25527

Tue

4:00pm-4:45pm

6/24-8/12

combinations will culminate in a routine set to music. INSTRUCTOR : Staff

INSTRUCTOR : Andrea Brosnan

LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

$70: 7 classes

$70: 7 classes

Tiny Tappers (Ages 3-4 ) Class 25539

Thu

4:00pm-4:45pm

Class 25528 6/26-8/14

No class 7/3

Class 25529

Thu

4:45pm-5:30pm

4:00pm-4:45pm

6/25-8/13

Wed

4:45pm-5:30pm

6/25-8/13

Fri

10:45am-11:30am

6/27-8/15

No class 7/2

Beginning (Ages 5-7 ) Class 25540

Wed

No class 7/2

Class 25531 6/26-8/14

No class 7/4

No class 7/3 INSTRUCTOR : Neela Reed

Beginning (Ages 7-10) Class 25541

Thu

5:30pm-6:15pm

6/26-8/14

No class 7/3

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

Sat

9:00am-9:45am

6/28-8/16

No class 7/5

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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

Sat

9:45am-10:30am

6/28-8/16

No class 7/5

Pre-Ballet Registration requirement: This course level is for students who are

AGES 7-11

new to dance at age 5-7 or who have completed one or two years

Ballet II

in Pre-Ballet.

Designed for students wanting to continue with their ballet

INSTRUCTOR : Andrea Brosnan

training. Class will continue with the traditional barre and

LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

center work, improving technique, working on proper body

$70: 7 classes

alignment and will have an emphasis on vocabulary. Registration

Class 25533

Wed

5:30pm-6:15pm

6/25-8/13

requirement: Students must have completed a full year in the Ballet I level and be at least 7 years old in the second grade.

No class 7/2

A placement class must be taken in Ballet II if a student is transferring from another dance program.

$70: 7 classes

Class 25534

Fri

10:00am-10:45am

6/27-8/15

No class 7/4

LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $80: 8 classes

$60: 6 classes

Class 25535

INSTRUCTOR : Erin Leedom

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

The first dance class is a placement class to ensure each

LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

student is enrolled in the appropriate class. We encourage all

$70: 7 classes

students to stay enrolled in the same level for at least one year,

Class 25536

Sat

10:35am-11:20am

No class 7/5

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Dance AGES 7-11

A D U LT

Jazz/Hip Hop

Tap-Adult

Come learn fun and funky dance moves! Learn to kick, leap and

Adult/teen tap is an ideal physical workout and artistic outlet in

turn to the latest hip hop and pop music. It’s a high energy class

one! Our tap embraces other dance forms such as ballet and jazz,

with a strong emphasis on jazz technique. At the end of the

while promoting musicality, strength, flexibility and balance for the

session we will have a performance for friends and family. Jazz

beginning and advanced student alike. Includes a series of warm-

shoes required.

up exercises, stationary center work and traveling combinations which culminate in a routine set to music.

INSTRUCTOR : Casandra Owen LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Alana Buschini

$70: 7 classes

LOCATION Studio D, Civic Park Studios

Class 25689

Sat

2:00pm-3:00pm

6/28-8/16

$70: 6 classes

No class 7/5

Tap Fundamentals Class 25537

AGES 9-19

Summer Dance Intensive This 3-week dance Intensive features world-class teachers from

Tue

6:30pm-7:30pm

7/1-8/5

Musical Theatre Tap Class 25538

Tue

7:30pm-8:30pm

7/1-8/5

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

A D U LT

Adult Ballet (Int)

info please email Rebecca@diabloballet.org. Space is limited.

For students with some formal ballet training. Class includes a

Performance: 8/1, 7:30pm, Shadelands Art Center.

barre warm-up, center work, turns, jumps and leaps. Ballet shoes

INSTRUCTORs : Rebecca Crowell Berke, Erin Leedom, Edward

Stegge, Rachel Little, Lauren Jonas

required. Proper ballet attire is not required. Wear something that fits close to the body.

LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Ginger Megley

$646 by 5/5

LOCATION Studio D, Civic Park Studios

$685 after 5/5

$97: 8 classes

Advanced Class 24518

Class 26360 Mon-Fri 10:00am-3:00pm

7/14-8/1

Mon-Fri 10:00am-3:00pm

7/14-8/1

7:00pm-8:30pm

6/25-8/13

Scholarships available!

Intermediate Class 24517

Wed

Go to http://www.friendsartsed.org/Scholarships.html for more information.

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Drama

DRAMA

EXHIBITIONS, EVENTS & PERFORMANCES

AGES 5-14

Apr 2-May 25

Summer Theatre Camp

CAE Printmakers Exhibit featuring Marian Harris, Stephanie Scott, Arline Reimann, Kiyomi Kumo and Carol Levin,

Cast members work together with Youth

Walnut Creek Community Art Gallery, Walnut Creek Library

Theatre Company members to put on a full length musical. Learn choreography, musical

May 15-Jul 3

harmony and staging while having fun and working as a team!

Seema Mahboob Exhibit, Collage, Shadelands

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.

5/16-7:00pm; 5/17-11:00am, 2:00pm & 7:00pm; Del Valle Theatre, tickets $12.00-$16.75 May 27

INSTRUCTOR : Chelsea Bardellini

Youth Orchestras of the Diablo Valley (YPO & DRYO)

LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center

Concert, 7:00pm, Shadelands, tickets $10

AGES 5-6

May 28 & 30

Spring Dance Performance, 7:00pm, Shadelands, tickets $10

$325: 14 classes

Class 24598

May 16 & 17

Youth Theatre Company performance, “The Wizard of Oz”,

Mon-Fri 2:30pm-4:00pm

6/16-7/3

May 29

Jazz Band/Flock of Flutes Concert, 7:30pm, Shadelands, AGES 7-14

tickets $10

$513: 14 classes

Class 24599

Mon-Fri 1:00pm-4:00pm

6/16-7/3

1st Floor

AGES 11-18

Jun 19-Aug 14

NEW | Musical Theatre Jazz

Merryl Berner Cicourel & Janet Yelner Exhibit, Paintings &

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.

Youth Theatre Company Summer Performances of “Alice in

$134: 9 classes

Wonderland, Jr.”, Shadelands, 4:30pm and 7:00pm, tickets 4:30pm-6:30pm

6/17-8/19

No class 8/5

COMING THIS FALL!

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

$10 Aug 1

Summer dance Intensive Performance, Shadelands, 7:30pm, tickets $5 Aug 5

Youth Orchestras of the Diablo Valley Concert, Shadelands, 7:00pm, tickets $10

the basics of theatre and performing. Student directors work with

Aug 6

their kids and rehearse songs from popular musicals. Performers

Registration for Fall classes begins

will have the opportunity to showcase what they have learned

Aug 7

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

Jun 26-Aug 21

Janet Yelner Exhibit, Fabric, Paint & Ink on Paper, City Hall

Jul 2 & 3

LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center

Tue

Mixed Media, Boundary Oak

1st Floor

INSTRUCTOR : Chelsea Bardellini

Class 26268

Jun 4-26

Make Your Mark Students Exhibit, Mixed Media, City Hall

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Jazz Band Concert, Shadelands, 7:30pm, tickets $10

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.”

CAE Instructor

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 friendsofcae@walnut-creek.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!

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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.

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Friends Friends of of Civic Civic Arts Arts Education Education Foundation Foundation

150

amazingly generous

CONTRIBUTORS

including Board of Directors, Volunteers, Sponsors and Businesses

200 GUESTS

1MISSION party

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

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

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

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

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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” ‘Adi’ means primal, original, or source. Adi-Yoga is an authentic

AGES 1½-3

classical hatha yoga which brings together restorative meditative

Gymnastics-Parent/Child

movement (Asana), breathing practices (Pranayama), chanting

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.

(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

INSTRUCTOR : CGS Gymnastics Services, Inc. LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center

$147: 12 classes

$73: 5 classes

Class 25640

Class 25455

No class 6/16

Tue

9:30am-10:15am

6/3-7/8

9:30am-10:15am

7/15-8/19

No class 6/17

Class 25456

Tue

Mon

7:00pm-8:15pm

6/2-8/25

LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center $147: 12 classes

No class 8/12

Class 25641

Thu

9:30am-10:45am

6/5-8/28

5:30pm-6:45pm

6/5-8/28

No class 6/19

AGES 3-5

Class 25642

Gymnastics-Preschool

Thu

No class 6/19

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 25457

Tue

10:15am-11:00am

6/3-7/8

10:15am-11:00am

7/15-8/19

No class 6/17

Class 25458

Tue

No class 8/12

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Health & Fitness A D U LT

A D U LT

Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement

Pilates: Slow Method Flexband/Roller

This class is for anyone who wants to move well and feel

class takes Pilates to a whole new level. The roller adds elements

fantastic. Classes are designed to stimulate brain/mind function,

of self-massage, circulation, balance and control while the

coordination, and physical strength. You will use your body and

flexband increases resistance for arm and leg sculpting. Increase

brain to feel younger, stronger and fit! Slow, easy movements

your overall body strength, awareness, flexibility and coordination

progress to complex active movements. Please dress comfortably

all in one enjoyable and dynamic workout.

and bring a big towel and pillow.

A blend of traditional Pilates mat work and the Slow Method, this

INSTRUCTOR : Connie English

INSTRUCTOR : Tancha McKnight

LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center

LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center

$135: 11 classes

$89: 7 classes

Class 25626

Class 25459

Thu

3:30pm-4:30pm

7/17-8/28

A D U LT

Wed

9:30am-10:20am

6/4-8/20

No class 6/18

A D U LT

Hatha Yoga Introduction and practice of yoga postures and body alignment.

Pilates: Slow Method Magic Circle/Flexband

Through stretching and relaxation techniques, yoga postures will

The Magic Circle is a resistance ring designed to work your

strengthen the body and stimulate creative energy. Emphasis on

muscles together correctly to improve muscle tone and endurance

correcting and adapting postures to meet individual needs. Bring

while using the flexband for stretching and added arm and leg

your own mat, pad, or small rug. Refrain from eating for two hours

sculpting.

before class.

INSTRUCTOR : Connie English

INSTRUCTOR : Sandra Foster

LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center

LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center

$135: 11 classes

$90: 9 classes

Class 25542

Mon

Class 25625 7:00pm-8:00pm

6/23-8/25

Mon

9:30am-10:20am

6/2-8/18

No class 6/16

No class 8/4

A D U LT INSTRUCTOR : Sandra Foster

Tai Chi & Chi Kung

LOCATION Studio D, Civic Park Studios

Learn the ancient Chinese ways to health and longevity through

$86: 8 classes

Class 25543

Wed

5:30pm-6:30pm

6/25-8/27

No class 7/9, 8/6

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.

INSTRUCTOR : Marianne Haynes

INSTRUCTOR : Qi Works

LOCATION Studio D, Civic Park Studios

LOCATION Bridge Cul-de-Sac, Civic Park

$89: 7 classes

Class 25544

Fri

$63: 6 classes

10:00am-11:30am

6/27-8/15

No class 7/4

Class 25601

Thu

9:00am-10:15am

6/26-7/31

Class 25602

Sat

9:00am-10:15am

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

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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

Wed

1:45pm-2:30pm

6/4-7/9

Class 25400

Wed

1:45pm-2:30pm

7/16-8/20

Class 25385

Fri

1:45pm-2:30pm

6/6-7/18

Class 25401

Fri

1:45pm-2:30pm

7/25-8/22

No class 7/4 LOCATION Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gym $33: 6 classes

A D U LT

U-Jam Fitness

Class 25386

Tue

11:00am-11:45am

6/3-7/8

Class 25402

Tue

11:00am-11:45am

7/15-8/19

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!

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

INSTRUCTOR : April Crosby

for those looking for an alternative to other yoga programs. Wear

LOCATION Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gym

loose clothing, and bring a non-slip yoga floor mat to class. Before

$123: 12 classes

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

Class 25355

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

Thu

10:15am-11:15am

6/5-8/28

No class 7/31

A D U LT S 5 0 +

in disguise. Beginners welcome as the steps are very basic and

Move to Improve Your Balance

easy to follow.

Having good balance is one of the most important aspects of

INSTRUCTOR : Janice Litvin

healthy aging. This class is based on the Feldenkrais Method which uses creative and innovative movements that will ‘feed

LOCATION Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gym

and challenge your brain. There is extensive research that shows

$83: 8 classes

Class 25656

Tue

7:30pm-8:30pm

6/3-7/22

Class 25657

Thu

7:30pm-8:30pm

6/5-7/24

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

$53: 5 classes

Class 26287

Tue

7:30pm-8:30pm

7/29-8/26

Class 26288

Thu

7:30pm-8:30pm

7/31-8/28

balance. INSTRUCTOR : Tancha McKnight LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center $99: 8 classes

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Health & Fitness A D U LT S 5 0 +

internationally renowned Master Michael Tse, and is certified with

Seniorcise

over 25 years experience in affiliation with the Tse Qigong Centre.

Low impact exercise for men and women. Enhance flexibility,

INSTRUCTOR : Adam Wallace

strength, cardiovascular endurance, coordination, and balance.

LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center

Muscle toning with light weights. Bring a pair of 1 to 3lb hand

$75: 6 classes

weights and come exercise to wonderful big band music!

Class 25371

Mon

10:15am-11:15am

6/2-7/14

Class 25588

Mon

10:15am-11:15am

7/21-8/25

INSTRUCTOR : Susan Funkhouser LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center $69: 12 classes

Class 25372

Mon

3:00pm-4:00pm

6/2-8/25

No class 6/30

No class 6/23

A D U LT S 5 0 +

Taijiquan (Traditional Tai Chi Chuan) Taijiquan is China’s #1 health exercise, based on the yin and yang

$69: 12 classes

Class 25373

Wed

principles, with its origins in martial arts practice for vital energy 3:00pm-4:00pm

6/4-8/27

No class 7/2

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.

A D U LT S 5 0 +

NEW | Walk For Life

Students will learn the Yang Style 24-Step Form. Master Adam

Walk For Life© ...This innovative program, based on the

Michael Tse, and is certified with over 25 years experience in

Feldenkrais Method©, was created by Ruthy Alon, Feldenkrais

affiliation with the Tse Qigong Centre.

Wallace is a senior student of internationally renowned Master

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.

INSTRUCTOR : Adam Wallace LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center

WFL is designed to improve our comfort and efficiency in walking.

$75: 6 classes

It is a tour-de-force learning opportunity and will benefit everyone

Class 25374

Mon

9:00am-10:00am

6/2-7/14

who wishes to enhance, protect and invigorate their walking

Class 25587

Mon

9:00am-10:00am

7/21-8/25

experience. Walking increases our flexibility, strength and stamina,

No class 6/23

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.

A D U LT S 5 0 +

INSTRUCTOR : Tancha McKnight

Gentle Exercise

LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center

Increase your mobility, vitality and well-being. Improve your

$48: 1 class

flexibility and range of motion through mild yoga stretches. Tone

Class 25383

Sat

9:30am-1:00pm

7/26

your muscles with easy strength exercises. Get in touch with your

Class 26289

Sat

9:30am-1:00pm

8/23

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

A D U LT S 5 0 +

to the frail. The exercises can be done sitting or standing. Come,

Qigong (Ancient Chinese Health Exercise)

and have fun!

Qigong was created over 3000 years ago to strengthen the body

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

and cure and prevent disease, thus promoting health, vitality and

$33: 4 classes

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

INSTRUCTOR : Ziv Porat

Class 25356

Fri

1:00pm-2:00pm

6/6-6/27

Class 25357

Fri

1:00pm-2:00pm

7/11-8/1

Class 25388

Fri

1:00pm-2:00pm

8/8-8/29

No class 7/4

functions, balance the body, mind and spirit and to balance the individual with nature. Master Adam Wallace is a senior student of

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Health & Fitness / Dog & Pet Care

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.

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.

INSTRUCTOR : Marcia Conroy

The first class is mandatory, and owners should come without

LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center

their dog. Suitable for dogs 4-months and older.

$99: 12 classes

INSTRUCTOR : Dog Dynamics, Inc.

Class 25359

Tue

11:00am-12:15pm

6/3-8/26

LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center*

Class 25358

Thu

8:45am-10:00am

6/5-8/28

$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 +

Tue

7:15pm-8:00pm

6/17-7/29

No class 7/1

NEW | Modern Dance

*7/8 class meets at Civic Park Community Center.

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.

Dog: Help for Reactive Dogs Don’t let another walk feel like a disaster because your dog lunges at other dogs. Don’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 : Lynn Simon

INSTRUCTOR : Dog Dynamics, Inc.

LOCATION Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gym

LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center*

Beginning $123: 10 classes Class 25899 Wed

A D U LT

$133: 6 classes $25 supply fee due at first class 11:00am-12:15pm

6/4-8/6

Class 25634

Tue

6:15pm-7:00pm

6/17-7/29

No class 7/1. Intermediate

*7/8 class meets at Civic Park Community Center.

$123: 10 classes

Class 25900

Wed

12:30pm-1:45pm

6/4-8/6

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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

Tue

5:30pm-6:30pm

6/3-7/8

Class 25612

Fri

6:30pm-7:30pm

6/6-7/18

Sat

10:00am-11:30am

6/7-7/19

No class 7/4

Class 25614

AGES 3-6

Tiny Tigers Karate

No class 7/5

Class 25613

Fri

6:30pm-7:30pm

7/25-8/29

This program is a good base for your child’s journey into martial

Class 25615

Sat

10:00am-11:30am

7/26-8/30

5:30pm-6:30pm

7/15-8/26

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

$87: 7 classes

Class 25611

Tue

purchase a uniform on the first day of class for $35. AGES 7-12

INSTRUCTOR : Delta Martial Arts and Athletics

Karate Kids

LOCATION Studio, Delta Martial Arts & Athletics $91: 8 classes

All of our Karate Kids are taught in a professional facility dedicated

Class 25737

Mon

6:00pm-6:30pm

6/23-8/11

to small class sizes and methods focused on the challenges of

Class 25739

Tue

3:30pm-4:00pm

6/24-8/12

school-aged children. Through fun drills and exercises your child

Class 25741

Thu

5:00pm-5:30pm

6/26-8/14

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.

AGES 5-12

INSTRUCTOR : Delta Martial Arts and Athletics

Keeping Kids Safe

LOCATION Studio, Delta Martial Arts & Athletics

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

$107: 8 classes

Class 25743

Mon

4:00pm-4:45pm

6/23-8/11

Class 25745

Tue

6:30pm-7:15pm

6/24-8/12

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.’

LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center

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INSTRUCTOR : Preston Jones Enterprise

Class 25608

Fri

5:30pm-6:15pm

6/6-7/18

Fri

5:30pm-6:15pm

7/25-8/29

No class 7/4

Class 25609

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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

Sat

9:00am-3:00pm

6/7

Class 25599

Sat

9:00am-3:00pm

7/12

Class 25600

Sat

9:00am-3:00pm

8/9

A D U LT S 5 0 +

The Gifts of Aging We will explore elderhood from many perspectives within the context of aging. We all have certain insights, potentials, and

AGES 1½-3½

expectations as well as experiences, opportunities, and growth

Little Lits

that help define our process of aging. So, what’s it like living in

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

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

interactive class for young children. A parent or caregiver must

models from Maslow, Erickson, Eberle, and Cohen.

stay in class. No unregistered siblings.

INSTRUCTOR : Roger Desmarais. MA, PhD

INSTRUCTOR : Meera Sriram

LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center

LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center

$75: 6 classes

$75: 6 classes

Class 25375

Class 25691

Fri

10:00am-10:45am

Wed

10:00am-12:00pm

6/4-7/9

6/27-8/8

No class 7/4

A D U LT S 5 0 +

Mah-Jongg AGES 10-15

Mah-Jongg is a fascinating rummy-like game played with tiles

Babysitting for Beginners

rather than cards. American Mah-Jongg uses a card of standard

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

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

will also be covered. Students should dress to play and bring a

step at a time.

lunch. Students will receive a certificate of completion.

INSTRUCTOR : Betty Fraga

INSTRUCTOR : Suzy McCreary

LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center

LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center

$43: 4 classes

$51: 1 class

Class 25365

Class 25454

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hands against which all games are played. It requires a very small

Sat

9:00am-2:30pm

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Tue

1:00pm-4:00pm

6/3-6/24

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

Tue

10:00am-11:30am

6/3-8/26

No class 7/1

A D U LT S 5 0 +

Surfing the Internet

NEW | Tech Buddies

$50: 2 classes

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

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

private instruction time for each student will be three hours. Introduction to Word

INSTRUCTOR : Martha Strizich LOCATION Technology Center, Downtown Walnut Creek Library

$50: 2 classes

This class covers the basics of Microsoft Word–how to create a All About Email

new document, add, delete and move text around, change fonts,

$50: 2 classes

save and print. Once you master the basics you’re on your way

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

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

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

All about iPads $50: 2 classes

6/3 & by arrangement

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

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Food & Cooking

FOOD & COOKING

A D U LT

Plant-strong: How to Thrive on a plantbased diet

A D U LT

Peru’s Cuisine-Fusion of Cultures

This class will address the benefits of a plant-based diet, how to

The language of Peruvian cuisine speaks of a mixing bowl of

delicious vegetarian meals. Great for someone who cooks for a

cultures. The lemons brought by the Spanish flavors the native

family member who is vegetarian or vegan, wants to add more

Peruvian potato in Crab Causa Roll, your entree, a cool seasoned

vegetables to their plate, or desires to transition to more of a plant-

potato with a delectable crab filling, garnished with olives from

based eating plan. Although not a cooking class, these informative

Peru and salsa criolla. Hot Stone Shrimp, still cooked with hot

and hands-on sessions will involve creating meal plans, recipes

stones in rural areas, will be your appetizer. For dessert, Three

and shopping guides.

Milks, a cake infused with a delicious three-milk combination, sprinkled with cinnamon, the colonial way.

create nourishing meal plans, and practical steps to preparing

INSTRUCTOR : Michelle Dwyer LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center

INSTRUCTOR : Nora Frazier LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center

$99: 4 classes

Class 25649

Tue

7:00pm-9:00pm

6/3-6/24

$52: 1 class $17 supply fee due at first class

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

Peru’s Cuisine-Tasting New Flavors

sweets gladden the heart and palate. Dim Sum can be served

Peruvian cooking has been in creation for 7000 years between

special treat. We will learn to use a variety of ingredients and

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

as an elegant and fun light appetizer, light lunch, snack, or as a 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.

dessert from colonial Lima, will teach you more about the culinary

INSTRUCTOR : Chat Mingkwan

history and importance of desserts in Peruvian gastronomy.

LOCATION Kitchen, Civic Park Community Center

INSTRUCTOR : Nora Frazier

$57: 1 class $15 supply fee due at first class

LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center

Class 25653

$52: 1 class $15 supply fee due at class

Class 25629

Fri

6:30pm-9:30pm

7/11

Tue

6:30pm-9:30pm

8/19

A D U LT

Sushi Workshop A D U LT

Peru’s Cuisine-Traditional Menu

Learn to convert plain rice into flavorful sushi rice, wrap, and roll

Prepare Fish Ceviche, ‘presentation card’ and pride of Peruvians,

into all sorts of Sushi. Hands-on prepare traditional rolls, Nori Maki

as your appetizer. Lomo Saltado with Rice Peruvian, a family

and trendy rolls, Uramaki. Learn all the basic of preparing fresh

favorite throughout Peru, stir-fried in a frying pan or wok,

sushi and have fun creating your own delicious and healthy dinner

depicting strong Asian influence, will be your entree. Both dishes

such as toro, unagi, cucumber roll, spicy roll, California roll and

are seasoned with Aji Amarillo, the soul of Peruvian food! For

Philadelphia roll.

dessert, A Limena Woman’s sigh, poetic name for a (surprise)

INSTRUCTOR : Chat Mingkwan

delicate, delicious colonial dessert.

LOCATION Kitchen, Civic Park Community Center

INSTRUCTOR : Nora Frazier LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center

Class 25628

Fri

6:30pm-9:30pm

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$57: 1 class $15 supply fee due at class

Class 25651

$52: 1 class $16 supply fee due at class

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Learn to slice fresh fish and shape into bite-size offerings for Nigiri.

6/13

Mon

6:30pm-9:30pm

7/21

Kids Cooking Camps A D U LT

A D U LT

Thai Cooking Series

Vietnamese Cooking Series

Recently returned from Thailand with new trends and his cookbook

Let’s explore what makes Vietnamese cuisine so popular!

‘Easy Thai,’ Chat invites you to get into Thai with this 3-week

Vietnamese cuisine has an East-meets-West combination of subtle

intensive Thai cooking series. Learn Thai culinary philosophy

tastes and flavors. Plus, while Asian food is generally healthy,

and recognize Thai tastes and flavors by hands-on preparation

Vietnamese is at the forefront. You’ll learn to use fresh herbs, such

of a 5-dish Thai meal each night. We’ll use herbs and spices such

as Vietnamese mint-rau ram, basil-rau que, ngo gai, and pick up

as galangal and kaffir lime that are unique to Thai cuisine and

simple techniques in preparing popular Vietnamese dishes such as

transform fresh ingredients into delicious dishes.

lemongrass chicken, hot and sour seafood soup, clay pot, shrimp fresh spring rolls, green mango salad, and more.

INSTRUCTOR : Chat Mingkwan

INSTRUCTOR : Chat Mingkwan

LOCATION Kitchen, Civic Park Community Center

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

$134: 3 classes $35 supply fee due at first class

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

Class 25101

AGES 4-12

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,

AGES 6-11

reading food labels, food & knife safety and the importance of

Five Days in Italy Cooking Camp

proper clean up. Children learn how to make delicious, healthy

Learn the culture of Italy and its many regions. Learn about their

food that builds their self-esteem and supports their body. Family

basic ingredients and where Parmesan cheese came from as well

and friends will want to spend more time in the kitchen eating

as prepare many of their authentic dishes including spaghetti with

your young chefs creations. Menu: Asparagus with mixed greens,

homemade tomato sauce and meatballs, bruchetta, minestrone

brioche (rolls), chicken with carrots and herbs, roasted potatoes

soup, pizza, Italian cookies, garlic bread, pane cotta, apple strudel

and chocolate souffle for dessert.

risotto, frittata, and many other tasty Italian treats.

INSTRUCTOR : Chef Lynda Rexroat and staff

INSTRUCTOR : Rainbow Chefs

LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center

LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center

$177: 3 classes $15 supply fee due at first class

$298: 5 classes $40 supply fee due before the start of class

Class 25088

Mon-Wed

1:30pm-3:00pm 8/11-8/13 ages 4-5

Class 25100

Class 25089

Mon-Wed

4:00pm-5:30pm 8/11-8/13 ages 6-12

Mon-Fri 1:00pm-4:00pm

7/21-7/25

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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

Wed

6:30pm-7:30pm

6/11-8/20

No class 7/3, 7/23, 7/30

AGES 6-18

Baton Twirling and Dance

Tahitian 1 Women and Men (Beg)

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

Class 25685

Wed

7:30pm-8:30pm

6/11-8/20

No class 7/3, 7/23, 7/30

talent show, and join a competition team! Tahitian II Women and Men (Int)*

INSTRUCTOR : Sandi Rios

Class 25686

LOCATION Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gym

Wed

8:30pm-9:15pm

6/11-8/20

No class 7/3, 7/23, 7/30

$48: 5 classes Beg/New Students

Class 25754

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 $63: 5 classes

*Registration per instructor’s approval only.

Int/Advanced Students

Class 25755

Thu

4:45pm-6:00pm

6/5-7/3

LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $67: 8 classes Tahitian Drumming/Music

AGES 6-17

Class 25684

Tahitian and Polynesian Cultures

Sat

9:30am-10:30am

6/7-8/16

No class 6/28, 7/5, 7/26

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.

A D U LT

INSTRUCTOR : Lisa Aguilar LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center

Have a great time and learn foxtrot, jitterbug, cha-cha, waltz,

$67: 8 classes

swing, hot Latin salsa, mambo, tango and much more. Easy,

Tahitian/Polynesian Culture (Beg)

Class 25682

Sat

All About Social Ballroom, Swing and Hot Latin Salsa

9:30am-10:30am

6/7-8/16

ages 6-12

No class 6/28, 7/5, 7/26

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.

Tah/Polynesian Culture (Int/Adv)*

Class 25683

Sat

10:30am-12:00pm

INSTRUCTOR : Anna Magid

6/7-8/16

No class 6/28, 7/5, 7/26

*Registration per instructor’s approval only.

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ages 6-17

LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center $84: 6 classes

Class 25731

Mon

7:00pm-7:55pm

6/23-7/28

Social Dance A D U LT

A D U LT

Argentine Tango

Salsa & Latin Rhythms Dance

Argentine Tango is very popular in the Bay Area, one of the

For those who want to experience Salsa and any Latin Dance.

most developed and dedicated tango communities in the world.

Learn how to move your body, hips, and feet. We will cover

Learning Tango will open your possibilities for social connections

techniques for posture and smooth movement. Detailed instruction

not only locally, but also worldwide. Learn fundamentals,

will allow you to lead or follow to any type of Latin rhythm. Great

technique, rhythm and musicality while gaining movement

tips and lots of fun.

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

INSTRUCTOR : Marcelo Solis LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center $57: 6 classes

Class 25623

Thu

6:30pm-7:30pm

6/5-7/10

Class 25624

Thu

6:30pm-7:30pm

7/17-8/21

Argentine Tango (Beg)

Class 25619

Thu

7:30pm-8:30pm

6/5-7/10

Class 25621

Thu

7:30pm-8:30pm

7/17-8/21

Argentine Tango (Int)

Class 25620

Thu

8:30pm-9:30pm

6/5-7/10

Class 25622

Thu

8:30pm-9:30pm

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. INSTRUCTOR : Cornelia Taylor

A D U LT

LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center

Line Dance The beginning/easy intermediate class is an energetic class with many returning dancers. It is designed for both the beginning line

$94: 13 classes

Class 25381

Tue

2:00pm-3:30pm

6/3-8/26

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

Reserve Your Picnic Area NOW! Book your picnic up to 4 months in advance. picnic season is March 1 through November 30. Larkey  Park

$51: 6 classes

Medium Picnic Area (up to 75 people) $175/day Large Picnic Area (up to 300 people)  $285/day

Line Dance (Beg/Easy Int)

Class 25594

Wed

5:30pm-7:00pm

6/4-7/9

Class 25596

Wed

5:30pm-7:00pm

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

Line Dance (Int)

Class 25595

Wed

7:00pm-9:00pm

6/4-7/9

Class 25597

Wed

7:00pm-9:00pm

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.

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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

Mon

9:30am-10:00am

6/23-8/11

Class 25701

Mon

5:30pm-6:00pm

6/23-8/11

Class 25702

Thu

10:10am-10:40am

6/26-8/14

Class 25703

Thu

6:25pm-7:00pm

6/26-8/14

LOCATION : Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park $109: 8 classes

AGES 2-3½

Class 25704

Parent & Me Soccer

Sat

9:00am-9:30am

6/28-8/23

No class 7/5

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.

LOCATION : HF 2-Soccer North, Heather Farm Sports Fields

Children will learn the basic techniques of soccer while building teaching environment. INSTRUCTOR : Kidz Love Soccer

$109: 8 classes

Class 25696

Thu

9:30am-10:00am

6/26-8/14

Class 25695

Mon

11:30am-12:00pm

6/23-8/11

Class 25697

Thu

5:45pm-6:15pm

6/26-8/14

LOCATION : Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park $109: 8 classes

Sat

11:00am-11:30am

6/28-8/23

Sat

11:35am-12:05pm

6/28-8/23

No class 7/5

Class 25699

Pre Soccer self-esteem and learning to follow instructions in a nurturing

INSTRUCTOR : Kidz Love Soccer

Class 25698

AGES 4-5

No class 7/5

LOCATION : HF 2-Soccer North, Heather Farm Sports Fields $109: 8 classes

Class 25706

Mon

10:00am-10:35am

6/23-8/11

Class 25705

Mon

6:00pm-6:35pm

6/23-8/11

Class 25707

Thu

10:40am-11:15am

6/26-8/14

Class 25708

Thu

6:25pm-7:00pm

6/26-8/14

LOCATION : Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park $109: 8 classes

Class 25709 No class 7/5

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Sat

9:30am-10:05am

6/28-8/23

Sports A D U LT

AGES 5-6

Soccer 1

Golf

Beginning players learn dribbling, passing, receiving, shooting,

Develop your skills with

age-specific defense, etc. Fun skill games are played at every

Boundary Oak Director of

session, and every participant will have a ball at his or her feet.

Instruction and former PGA

Small-sided soccer matches will be introduced gradually.

tour player Dave DeLong. Beginning golfers will

INSTRUCTOR : Kidz Love Soccer LOCATION : HF 2-Soccer North, Heather Farm Sports Fields $109: 8 classes

learn fundamentals such as the swing, short game, rules and etiquette. Class

Class 25714

Thu

7:00pm-7:45pm

6/26-8/14

size limited to 10 to ensure

Class 25712

Mon

10:35am-11:20am

6/23-8/11

quality instruction. Bring a nine iron or pitching wedge to the

Class 25713

Mon

6:35pm-7:20pm

6/23-8/11

first class. Clubs provided upon request at class.

LOCATION : Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park

INSTRUCTOR : Dave DeLong

$109: 8 classes

Class 25715

Sat

LOCATION Driving Range, Boundary Oak Golf Course

10:05am-10:50am

6/28-8/23

No class 7/5

$93: 6 classes $5 ball fee due at each class Beg/Int Women’s

AGES 7-10

Class 25604

Soccer Skillz and Scrimmages

Tue

Players will enjoy advanced skill building; dribbling, passing

Class 25605

scrimmages that emphasize application of finer technical points.

No class 6/17

All levels are welcome.

Class 25606

LOCATION : HF 2-Soccer North, Heather Farm Sports Fields $109: 8 classes

4:45pm-5:30pm

6/3-7/15

Tue

7:00pm-8:00pm

6/3-7/15

Class 25607

Thu

6:30pm-7:30pm

6/5-7/17

No class 6/19

AGES 7-11

Golf-Junior

$109: 8 classes

Sat

6:00pm-7:00pm

6/23-8/11

LOCATION : Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park

Class 25718

Tue

No class 6/17

INSTRUCTOR : Kidz Love Soccer

Mon

6/3-7/15

Beg/Int Golf Coed

and shooting in a team play format. Each class will focus on

Class 25717

9:30am-10:30am

No class 6/17

10:50am-11:35am

6/28-8/23

No class 7/5

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

WEATHER WATCH : In case of rainouts, please call the KLS Field

Hot-Line at 1-888-372-5803 ½ hour prior to your class start time or download the free Kidz Love Soccer app for iPhone or Android

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

to receive cancellation notifications directly on your phone. All

upon request at class.

rainouts will be made up at the regular class time during the

INSTRUCTOR : Dave DeLong

week(s) following the end of the session. No credits will be issued

LOCATION Driving Range, Boundary Oak Golf Course

if make-ups are offered. If we are unable to schedule a make-up, refunds will be issued.

$78: 5 classes $5 ball fee due at each class Golf Jr. Beginner

Class 25603

Thu

4:00pm-5:00pm

6/26-7/31

No class 7/24

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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

EXTENDED CARE $325

Half Day $138

Regular Care 9:00am-4:30pm

Extended Care 7:00am-6:00pm

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

Week 3: Pirates 7/7 – 7/11

6/23-6/27

Trip: Jelly Belly Factory/

Trip: Bowling and Movie

Scandia

Special Event: Game Day

Special Event: Messy, Sloppy

Class 25133 (Ext.)

Fun

Class 25134 (Reg.)

Class 25137 (Ext.)

Class 25149 (Half Day)

Class 25138 (Reg.)

Week 5: Wacky Week 7/21 – 7/25

Week 7: Dragons, Wizards and Elves 8/4-8/8

Trip: WaterWorld

Trip: Great America

Special Event: Sock Hop

Special Event: Scavenger Hunt

Class 25141 (Ext.)

Class 25145 (Ext.)

Class 25142 (Reg.)

Class 25146 (Reg.)

Class 25153 (Half Day)

Class 25155 (Half Day)

Week 6: Safari Week 7/28 – 8/1

Week 8: Through the Decades 8/11-8/15

Trip: San Francisco Zoo

Trip: Roller Skating and Movie

Class 25151 (Half Day) *Week 2: Red, White and Blue Palooza 6/30-7/3

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

Special Event: Tournament of

Trip: Discovery Kingdom

Special Event: Sports Day

Special Event: Talent Showcase

Class 25143 (Ext.)

Champions

Class 25139 (Ext.)

Class 25144 (Reg.)

Class 25147 (Ext.)

Class 25140 (Reg.)

Class 25154 (Half Day)

Class 25148 (Reg.)

Class 25152 (Half Day)

Class 25156 (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)

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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

EXTENDED CARE $325

Half Day $138

Regular Care 9:00am-4:30pm

Extended Care 7:00am-6:00pm

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

Trip: Jelly Belly Factory/

Trip: A’s Game

Trip: Roller Skating, Movie

Special Event: Game Day

Scandia

Special Event: Sock Hop

Special Event: Tournament of

25172 Golf Ext.

Special Event: Messy, Sloppy

25176 Baseball Ext.

Champions

25173 Golf Reg.

Fun

25171 Baseball Reg.

25186 Golf Ext.

25191 Golf Half Day

25157 Flag Football Ext.

25194 Basebal Half Day

25185 Golf Reg.

25175 Tennis Ext.

25158 Flag Football Reg.

25159 Soccer Ext.

25205 Golf Half Day

25174 Tennis Reg.

25195 Flag Football Half Day

25160 Soccer Reg.

25188 Multisport Ext.

25192 Tennis Half Day

25162 Basketball Ext.

25200 Soccer Half Day

25187 Multisport Reg.

25163 Basketball Reg. *Week 2: 6/30-7/3

Trip: Rock n Jump, Park Day

25196 Basketball Half Day

25206 Multisport Half Day

Week 6: 7/28-8/1

Trip: San Francisco Zoo

AGES 6-13

Special Event: Carnival ($5 fee)

Week 4: 7/14-7/18

Special Event: Sports Day

25177 Multisport Ext.

Trip: Discovery Kingdom

25169 Multisport Ext.

25180 Multisport Reg.

Special Event: Talent Show

25170 Multisport Football Reg.

25193 Multisport Half Day

25179 Multisport Ext.

25201 Multisport Half Day

25178 Lacrosse Extended Ext.

25164 Multisport Reg.

25165 Basketball Ext.

25161 Lacrosse Reg.

25197 Multisport Half Day

25166 Basketball Reg.

25199 Lacrosse Half Day

25167 Tennis Ext.

25202 Basketball Half Day

25168 Tennis Reg. 25198 Tennis Half Day

Week 9: 8/18-8/22

Trip: Waterworld Special Event: Sports Day , Games2U 25189 Bowling Ext. 25190 Bowling Reg. 25207 Bowling Half Day

Week 7: 8/4-8/8

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

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Camps AGES 4-6

AGES 3-5

Camp Tenderfoot

Camp Little Walnut

Camp Tenderfoot is specially designed to be a child’s first day

Summer at Camp Little Walnut is filled with fun, excitement and

camp experience. Children build confidence and develop social

enthusiasm. Our age-appropriate games and activities build con-

skills while making new friends in a safe, supportive environment.

fidence and inspire independence on a daily basis. Little Walnuts

Our warm, nurturing staff provides age-appropriate arts and crafts,

will enjoy exploring their creativity while making new friends.

games, water play and other exciting adventures designed to pro-

Each week includes special themed activities and adventures

mote creativity and socialization. Campers must be potty-trained.

designed to delight kids and keep them excited and eager to come

Each session revolves around a special theme that includes a daily

back every morning. Each day, our trained staff, help campers

craft, playtime, stories, as well as featuring special park and water

build self-esteem and improve their social skills while having a

days. A camp t-shirt is included with each registration. Must be 3

wonderful time. A camp T-shirt is included with each registration.

years old at the start of the session.

Must be 4 years old at the start of the session.

LOCATION Back Patio, Heather Farm Community Center

LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm Preschool

Sessions are 2 weeks, Mon-Thu

$106: 5 classes $86: 4 Classes, Week 2 (6/30-7/3) *NO CLASS 7/4

$164: 8 classes

Week 1: Wacky Week

Session 1: Under the Sea

Class 25125

Class 25121

9:30am-12:00pm

6/23–7/3

Class 25122

9:30am-12:00pm

7/7-7/17

Class 25123

9:30am-12:00pm

7/21-7/31

Class 25124

9:30am-12:00pm

8/4-8/14

6/30-7/3

9:00am-11:30am

7/7-7/11

Week 4: Diggin’ for Dinos

Class 25128

Session 4: Bugs and Butterflies

9:00am-11:30am

Week 3: Safari Adventures

Class 25127

Session 3: Seasons

6/23-6/27

Week 2: Seasons

Class 25126

Session 2: Wacky World

9:00am-11:30am

9:00am-11:30am

7/14-7/18

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?

Week 8: Pirates

found in both programs, but there are some differences.

Class 25132

nuts. 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!

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9:00am-11:30am

7/28-8/1

Week 7: Bugs and Butterflies

Class 25131

Crafts and games, socialization, and tons of fun can be Tenderfoot campers are a little younger than our Little Wal-

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8/4-8/8

9:00am-11:30am

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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

Mon-Fri

9:00am-1:00pm

6/23-6/27 ages 4 ½ -6

Class 24835

Mon-Fri

9:00am-1:00pm

8/11-8/15 ages 4 ½ -6

Class 24836

Mon-Fri

9:00am-1:00pm

6/23-6/27 ages 7 - 8

Class 24837

Mon-Fri

9:00am-1:00pm

8/11-8/15 ages 7 - 8

Class 24838

Mon-Fri

9:00am-1:00pm

8/11-8/15 ages 9-10

AGES 6-12

Skateboarding Camp Walnut Creek skate park is now offering weeklong summer camps in partnership with the Jordan Richter Skateboarding

AGES 7-16

Academy! Campers will learn how to safely navigate the skate

Golf Camp with Dave DeLong

park, learn tricks, make new friends, and above all else-have a

Whether your child has never been on the course before or is an

blast! Participants will receive instruction based on their individual

advanced junior golfer, this camp is the right place to develop the

abilities and skill levels. Helmet, elbow pads, and kneepads are

skills necessary to become a better golfer while having fun. Your

required. A skateboard purchased from a skateboard shop is also

child will receive professional instruction from the basics of grip

highly recommended.

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

INSTRUCTOR : Jordan Richter Skateboarding Academy LOCATION Skate Park, Heather Farm Park $292: 5 classes

welcome). All golfers must bring equipment or equipment may be

Class 25692

Mon-Fri

9:00am-3:00pm

6/23-6/27

rented upon request for $40. Call 925-997-3683

Class 25693

Mon-Fri

9:00am-3:00pm

7/7-7/11

Class 25694

Mon-Fri

9:00am-3:00pm

7/14-7/18

Class 25732

Mon-Fri

9:00am-3:00pm

7/21-7/25

Class 25733

Mon-Fri

9:00am-3:00pm

7/28-8/1

Class 25734

Mon-Fri

9:00am-3:00pm

8/4-8/8

INSTRUCTOR : Dave DeLong LOCATION Golf Shop, Boundary Oak Golf Course $299: 4 classes

Class 25043

Tue-Fri

7:30am-12:30pm

6/24-6/27

Class 25735

Mon-Fri

9:00am-3:00pm

8/11-8/15

Class 25044

Tue-Fri

7:30am-12:30pm

7/1-7/4

Class 25736

Mon-Fri

9:00am-3:00pm

8/18-8/22

Class 25045

Tue-Fri

7:30am-12:30pm

7/8-7/11

Class 25046

Tue-Fri

7:30am-12:30pm

7/15-7/18

Class 25047

Tue-Fri

7:30am-12:30pm

7/22-7/25

Class 25048

Tue-Fri

7:30am-12:30pm

7/29-8/1

Class 25053

Tue-Fri

7:30am-12:30pm

8/5-8/8

Class 25054

Tue-Fri

7:30am-12:30pm

8/12-8/15

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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

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.

6/30-7/3

Basketball

Class 25111

Mon-Thu 10:00am-10:45am 6/30-7/3

Soccer

Class 25112

Mon-Thu 11:00am-11:45am 6/30-7/3

Baseball

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

Emergency forms can be downloaded at www.WalnutCreekRec.org.

explore balance, hand/eye coordination, and skill development at

Drop-off and pick up is at the Gazebo at Civic Park.

award. Participant-to-coach ratio is 8:1.

*Trips subject to change. $314: 5 classes

Mon–Fri

their own pace. All participants receive a t-shirt, ball and merit

INSTRUCTOR : Skyhawks

9:00am-5:00pm

LOCATION HF 4, Heather Farm Sports Fields $179: 5 classes

Class

Date

Mon

Tues

Wed

24794 6/23- Bowling, 6/27 Pizza, Movie

Great America

Mystery Discovery WaterDay Kingdom world USA

24795 7/77/11

Bowling, Pizza, Movie

Roller Skating

Mystery Great Day America

Waterworld USA

24796 7/47/18

Bowling, Pizza, Movie

Jump Mystery Great Sky High Day America

Waterworld USA

24797 7/21- Bowling, 7/25 Pizza, Movie

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Thurs

Fri

Discovery WaterKingdom world USA

Class 25117

Mon-Fri

9:00am-12:00pm

6/16-6/20

Class 25118

Mon-Fri

9:00am-12:00pm

7/7-7/11

Class 25119

Mon-Fri

9:00am-12:00pm

8/4-8/8

Sport Camps AGES 6-8

AGES 5-8 Skyhawks Beginning Golf Camp

Skyhawks Multi-sport Camp (Soccer, Baseball, & Flag

Using the SNAG (Starting New At Golf) system, participants learn

Football)

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.

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

INSTRUCTOR : Skyhawks

$179: 5 classes

LOCATION HF 4, Heather Farm Sports Fields

Class 25215

Mon-Fri 9:00am-12:00pm

6/23-6/27

Class 25216

Mon-Fri 9:00am-12:00pm

7/7-7/11

AGES 5-8

$179: 5 classes

Class 25214

Mon-Fri

9:00am-12:00pm

6/16-6/20

AGES 6-8

Skyhawks Multi-Sport Camp (Kickball, Dodgeball, Ultimate Frisbee, Capture the Flag)

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

Skyhawks Baseball Camp

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 America’s past-time. All participants receive a t-shirt and a player evaluation. Participant-to-coach ratio is 10:1

participants receive a t-shirt and a merit award. Participant-to-

INSTRUCTOR : Skyhawks

coach ratio is 14:1

LOCATION HF 4, Heather Farm Sports Fields $179: 5 classes

INSTRUCTOR : Skyhawks

Class 25218

LOCATION HF 4, Heather Farm Sports Fields

Mon-Fri

9:00am-12:00pm

7/28-8/1

$179: 5 classes

Class 25219

Mon-Fri

9:00am-12:00pm

7/14-7/18

AGES 6-8 Skyhawks Soccer Camp

AGES 6-8

This fun, skill-intensive program is designed for beginning to

Skyhawks Basketball Camp

intermediate players. Using our progressive curriculum, campers

This fun, skill-intensive program is designed for beginning to

will gain the technical skills, strategy and sports knowledge to

intermediate players. An active week of passing, shooting,

take their next step into soccer. All participants receive a t-shirt,

dribbling, defense and rebounding makes this one of our most

soccer ball and player evaluation. The participant-to-coach ratio is

popular programs. All participants receive a t-shirt, basketball, and

approximately 14:1.

player evaluation. Participant-to-coach ratio is 10:1

INSTRUCTOR : Skyhawks

INSTRUCTOR : Skyhawks

LOCATION HF 4, Heather Farm Sports Fields

LOCATION Court1, Foothill Community Gym

$179: 5 classes

Class 25220

$179: 5 classes

Class 25217

Mon-Fri

9:30am-12:30pm

Mon-Fri

9:00am-12:00pm

8/4-8/8

7/21-7/25

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Sport Camps & Sports

SPORTS

Drop-in Volleyball The volleyball drop-in program meets on Friday evenings from

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

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

your special events (basketball/volleyball practices, luncheons,

(925) 256-3574

business meetings, etc.) with us. For further information call Leo

Prior to field or dog park use, all groups and individuals should call

Harrod, Hope Keung or Wes Allnutt at (925) 256-3572.

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

Sport/Fitness Groups

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

Baseball and softball programs for boys and girls aged 7-15.

Summer Basketball League Adult Basketball Leagues

943-5899, ext. 5866

Thurs/Sunday 5-on-5

Log onto www.continentalbaseball.com for information. CYO Sports

St. John Vianney boys and girls basketball – call (510) 376-5423. St. Mary’s boys and girls basketball, cross country, and track & field –

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

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.

Community Gymnasium. Individuals looking to join a team may

Odyssey/Jrs. Girls Volleyball (925) 974-6219

be placed on a waiting list by emailing Hope Keung at keung@

Odyssey/VIP is a volleyball instructional program designed for 5th –

walnut-creek.org.

8th grade girls to learn or enhance their game. Email Odysseyvball@astound.net for more information.

Fitness Programs

Walnut Creek Adult Softball, Inc. (925) 943-1955

Please see page 36-40 for details about many other exciting fitness classes.

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

Baseball and Softball programs for boys and girls aged 8-16. For

Adult Volleyball Leagues

943-5899, ext. 5866

more information, log onto www.wcbaseball.org.

Monday Night Coed League

Wednesday Night Women’s 4’s

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

This contact football organization competes in the Diablo Valley Youth Football Conference and is open to boys and girls aged 5-15

Valley Gym. Call (925) 256-3572 or email keung@walnut-creek.org

years old. Log onto www.wcyfmarauders.com.

for a registration.

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

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SPECIALIZED RECREATION Specialized Recreation Summer Camp

PERSONAL ENRICHMENT CAMPS

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

AGES 4-8

Spanish CampA Walk through the Jungle

camp with crafts, games, nature study, music, sports, drama and

Hola amigos! Hello friends! Vamos a divertirnos con los animales

swimming. Activities for teens and young adults help to develop

de oceano. Let’s go and have fun with sea animals. Through our

independent living skills such as shopping, cooking, social skills

hands on, interactive, and stimulating environment your child will

and environmental education.

learn Spanish and enjoy playing with new friends. Learn Spanish

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.

LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center $207: 3 CLASSES, WEEK 2 (7/1 – 7/3)*

Week 1

horses), cangrejos (crabs), estrellas de mar( star fish), tiburones ( sharks). Piñata on Friday.

LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $198: 5 classes $5 supply fee due at first class

Class 25055

Class 25240 Mon-Thu 9:00am-3:00pm

Mon-Fri 9:00am-12:00pm

7/21-7/25

6/23-6/26

Week 2

Class 25241

them to the sea world, they can pretend to be caballos de mar( see

INSTRUCTOR : Miriam Lattanzi

Registration cost includes $25 supply fee.

$250: 4 CLASSES

through singing, art, and fun activities. As their imagination brings

AGES 5-7

Mon-Thu

9:00am-3:00pm

6/30-7/3

Create-A-Book

7/7-7/10

The art of bookmaking will be the focus of this week. Participants

Week 3

Class 25242 Mon-Thu 9:00am-3:00pm

will learn how to make shape books, pop ups books, accordion

Week 4

Class 25251 Mon-Thu 9:00am-3:00pm

7/14-7/17

binding techniques.

Week 5

Class 25252 Mon-Thu 9:00am-3:00pm

7/21-7/24

Week 6

7/28-7/31

Week 7

Class 25254 Mon-Thu 9:00am-3:00pm

8/4-8/7

Week 8

Class 25255 Mon-Thu 9:00am-3:00pm

8/11-8/14

Cardboard Boat Races Heather Farm 9:00am-3:00am

7/25

Class 25099

Mon-Fri 9:00am-12:00pm

8/4-8/8

AGES 5-7

The Art of Story Telling I 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

Kayaking at Lake Chabot Marina

storytelling techniques like Puppet Theater, shadow puppets, play

$73: 1 class

acting, and mime. They will take home the story telling tools that 9:00am-3:00am

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they create during the week. INSTRUCTOR : Lekha Publishers, LLC

Oakland Zoo

LOCATION Heather Farm Preschool, Heather Farm Preschool

$63: 1 class

Class 25249 Fri

$198: 5 classes $10 supply fee due at class

The gift of storytelling may be one of life’s most powerful and

$53: 1 class

Class 25247 Fri

INSTRUCTOR : Lekha Publishers, LLC LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center

Class 25253 Mon-Thu 9:00am-3:00pm

Class 25246 Fri

books, and Flag books. They will also be introduced to simple

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

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AGES 5-12

Kids’ Carpentry Camp

Chess Camp

Lifetime carpentry skills such as problem-solving, measuring and

This camp is a great opportunity to learn how to play chess, or

applied mathematics are taught in a fun, supportive atmosphere.

to continue chess education. Camp includes chess instruction,

The safe use of woodworking hand tools is emphasized while

tournament games, as well as outdoor activities. All equipment is

boys and girls, Kindergarten - entering 7th grade, work together

provided. Lessons are presented in an easy-to-follow way and are

on boats, bird feeders, doll furniture, games, clocks and more.

offered to all levels: beginners, intermediate, and advanced. All

Tools and wood are provided. Program may be taken year-round

participants will receive trophies at the end of camp.

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

INSTRUCTOR : Pacific Chess Academy LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $190: 5 classes

happy environment.

Class 24789

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

Mon-Fri 1:00pm-4:00pm

6/23-6/27

LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center $190: 5 classes

Class 24790

Mon-Fri 1:00pm-4:00pm

7/7-7/11

Class 24753

Mon-Thu

9:30am-11:00am

6/16-6/19

Class 24754

Mon-Thu

11:00am-12:30pm

6/16-6/19

Class 24755

Mon-Thu

12:30pm-2:00pm

6/16-6/19

Class 24756

Mon-Thu

9:30am-11:00am

7/7-7/10

Class 24757

Mon-Thu

11:00am-12:30pm

7/7-7/10

Class 24758

Mon-Thu

12:30pm-2:00pm

7/7-7/10

Campers will learn the time-tested methods to overcome methods

Class 24759

Mon-Thu

9:30am-11:00am

7/28-7/31

to overcome writer’s block. As they do so they will write short

Class 24760

Mon-Thu

11:00am-12:30pm

7/28-7/31

stories, poems, and short skits. Students will also be introduced to

Class 24761

Mon-Thu

12:30pm-2:00pm

7/28-7/31

different methods of getting past writer’s block. All instructors are

AGES 7-11

Creative Writing Camp

published authors with experience teaching. AGES 6-8

INSTRUCTOR : Lekha Publishers, LLC

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

LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $198: 5 classes $10 supply fee due at first class

Class 25090

Mon-Fri 1:00pm-4:00pm

8/4-8/8

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.

AGES 7-13

Story Writing Camp

They will carry away photos, art, strategies and memories from

The five elements of story writing will be the focus during this

this exciting experience!

session. Students will be introduced to a variety of fiction and nonfiction genres. They will progress into genre writing and learn

INSTRUCTOR : Josephine Evonc

how each genre has its own set of particular rules that drives

LOCATION Oak View Room, Walnut Creek Library

character creation, setting, and plot.

$196: 5 classes

Class 25631

Mon-Fri 1:00pm-4:00pm

8/4-8/8

ages 6-8

Class 25632

Mon-Fri 1:00pm-4:00pm

8/11-8/15 ages 9-11

INSTRUCTOR : Lekha Publishers, LLC LOCATION Heather Farm Preschool, Heather Farm Preschool $198: 5 classes $10 supply fee due at class

Class 25324

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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

Fri

9:30am-11:30am 6/20

ages 4-6

Class 25750

Fri

9:30am-11:30am 6/20

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.

AGES 6-10

LOCATION Community Room, Lindsay Wildlife Museum

Saturday Keeper WorkshopReptiles and Amphibians

$88: 3 classes

What is a day in the life of an animal keeper like at the museum?

INSTRUCTOR : Lindsay Wildlife Museum

Class 25751

Tue-Thu 1:00pm-3:30pm

6/24-6/26 ages 4-6

Meet a keeper and learn how they care for, train and communicate

Class 25752

Tue-Thu 1:00pm-3:30pm

6/24-6/26 ages 7-10

with our reptile and amphibian ambassadors. INSTRUCTOR : Lindsay Wildlife Museum LOCATION Classroom, Lindsay Wildlife Museum

AGES 6-10

Saturday Keeper Workshop-Mammals What is a day in the life of an animal keeper like at the museum?

$48: 1 class

Class 25748

Sat

9:00am-11:00am

7/26

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 25747

AGES 4-6

Let’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

Sat

9:00am-11:00am 6/28

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 they’ve discovered.

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INSTRUCTOR : Mad Science of Mt. Diablo

Become a part of the Walnut Creek Recreation family,

$239: 5 classes

and keep up with all the latest news, activities, and fun

Class 25344

LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm Preschool

Mon-Fri 1:00pm-4:00pm

8/11-8/15

on Facebook! Share your photos, tell us what you think, and stay connected!

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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. Campers will examine the science behind the spy tools made

AGES 4-6

My First Lab

famous by the world’s greatest spies! We will reconstruct activities

Become a junior Mad Scientist! Preschoolers explore their sense

and decode secret messages. Kids will get a chance to see what

of sight, sound, smell, taste and touch. Children use a magnifying

can’t be seen by the naked eye and will follow in Sherlock’s steps

glass to discover the world of creepy crawly creatures. Explore

to learn what tracks can tell us and will take home their own spy

the science of the sea and the fascinating creatures that live

tools each day!

using scientific methods and use the science of cryptology to send

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.

INSTRUCTOR : Mad Science of Mt. Diablo LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm Preschool $239: 5 classes

Take-home projects included each day! INSTRUCTOR : Mad Science of Mt. Diablo LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm Preschool

Class 25238

Mon-Fri 1:00pm-4:00pm

7/7-7/11

Class 25239

Mon-Fri 1:00pm-4:00pm

8/4-8/8

$192: 4 classes

Class 25342

Mon-Thu 1:00pm-4:00pm

6/30-7/3

AGES 6-11

NASA: Journey Into Outer Space Mad Science and NASA’s after school program is now a summer

AGES 6-11

Crazy Chemistry Camp

camp! From our atmosphere to the outer reaches of our solar

We’ll explore and create exciting chemical reactions, make colorful

exploration. Comets, planets, stars and more are waiting to be

concoctions and bubbling brews. Amaze yourself with magical

discovered. Camp includes a take home project daily.

system, this hands-on program sends campers on a quest for

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,

LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm Preschool

spies and detectives! Chemists bring home a project each day.

$239: 5 classes

Class 25236

INSTRUCTOR : Mad Science of Mt. Diablo LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm Preschool $239: 5 classes

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Class 25234

Mon-Fri

1:00pm-4:00pm

6/23-6/27

ages 6-8

Class 25235

Mon-Fri

1:00pm-4:00pm

7/21-7/25

ages 8-11

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Science & Technology Camps AGES 8-11

AGES 5-7

Mad Machines & Robots

Ninjaneering with LEGO®

Mad Science engineers will design and build structures using

Enter the world of Ninjago and become an apprentice Ninjaneer!

simple tools and their imaginations. Campers will construct a

Learn the way of Spinjitzu, build the Fire Temple, race Skull Trucks,

geodesic dome big enough for all the campers to sit inside and

and encounter the mighty Dragon! Imagine and build unique

then learn about simple machines like pulleys, wedges, screws

and fun projects with the guidance of an experienced Play-Well

and levers. Then we move on to robotics as campers construct a

instructor while exploring the fantasy world of Ninjago. This is

working robot to take home at the end of the week!

an ideal way to prepare young Ninjaneers for the challenge of Ninjaneering Masters with LEGO camp.

INSTRUCTOR : Mad Science of Mt. Diablo LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm Preschool

INSTRUCTOR : Play-Well TEKnologies

$239: 5 classes $30 supply fee due at first class

LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center

Class 25237

Mon-Fri 1:00pm-4:00pm

$249: 5 classes

7/28-8/1

ENGINEERING WITH LEGO®

Class 25104

Mon-Fri 9:00am-12:00pm

7/14-7/18

AGES 6-8

Jr. Robotics using LEGO® WeDo AGES 5-7

Build and program robots in this introductory robotics class using

Construction Vehicles with LEGO®

the LEGO WeDo system. Learn basic programming skills, simple

Dig into engineering with big trucks, construction vehicles, and

Work in small groups to complete several projects using tilt 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.

LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $249: 5 classes

Mon-Fri 9:00am-12:00pm

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

INSTRUCTOR : Play-Well TEKnologies

Class 25106

engineering concepts, and the names of robot components.

$275: 5 classes

Class 25399

Mon-Fri 9:00am-12:00pm

8/18-8/22

8/11-8/15 AGES 8-12

Engineering FUNdamentals: Mine, Craft, Build with LEGO®

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.

LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $199: 4 classes

Mon-Thu 9:00am-12:00pm

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

INSTRUCTOR : Play-Well TEKnologies

Class 25102

Bring Minecraft to life using LEGO WeDo system. Build a

6/30-7/3

LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $249: 5 classes

Class 25107

Mon-Fri 1:00pm-4:00pm

8/11-8/15

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AGES 7-12

Jedi Master Engineering with LEGO速

Comic Book Creators

The Force is strong in this camp. Build complex machines and

Designed for students who enjoy comic book characters and

structures based on the best designs from a galaxy far, far

interactive comic based stories, this class allows kids to create

away. Projects include X-Wings, AT-AT walkers, Pod Racers, Star

their own digital comic book and create their own heroes, villains

Destroyers, Cloud Cities, settlements, and fortresses. Our Jedi

and adventures. Students work with comic life software to create

instructors reinforce key concepts such as gear trains, worm

their own original comic book. When class is finished students will

drives, pneumatics, and more as students tap into the powerful

have a completed short comic to share with family and friends!

forces of imagination and engineering.

INSTRUCTOR : Freshi Films, LLC

INSTRUCTOR : Play-Well TEKnologies

LOCATION Classroom, Tice Valley Gymnasium

LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $199: 4 classes

Class 25103

Mon-Thu 1:00pm-4:00pm

6/30-7/3

$320: 4 classes $20 supply fee due at class

Class 25092

Mon-Thu 9:30am-4:00pm

7/7-7/10

AGES 7-12

AGES 8-12

Ninjaneering Master with LEGO速 Master the world of Ninjago by becoming a Ninjaneer! Tame the

Game Design Camp: Skills & Development Techniques

Ice Dragon, motorize your Blade Cycle, design the Dark Fortress,

Improve your skills and impress friends and family with your

and hone your Spinjitzu battle skills! In this advanced camp

unique video game! Advanced gamers learn new game design

Ninjaneering masters will learn real world concepts in physics,

techniques including multiple character animations and movement

engineering, and architecture while exploring the fantasy world of

options, platform style games and multiple game genres. Students

Ninjago.

will animate their characters and lead them through multiple level platform games, based on an original game concept designed by

INSTRUCTOR : Play-Well TEKnologies LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $249: 5 classes

Class 25105

Mon-Fri 1:00pm-4:00pm

7/14-7/18

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

AGES 9-12

Robotics using LEGO速 NXT

Class 25094

Mon-Thu 9:30am-4:00pm

6/23-6/26

Class 25095

Mon-Thu 9:30am-4:00pm

8/11-8/14

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

AGES 8-13

Tech Builders App Design

the challenge. Control the robot to avoid obstacles, pick up and

The Freshi Media App Design class is a fun and exciting

carry objects, and play sounds. Projects are structured so that

introduction for students who want to learn different aspects

students work in an open-ended, investigative environment while

of computer based App Design. Utilizing Multimedia Fusion

having fun.

2 software, students work closely with instructors to create individual computer based apps. Students will complete one

INSTRUCTOR : Play-Well TEKnologies LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $275: 5 classes

Class 25109

Mon-Fri 1:00pm-4:00pm

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.

8/18-8/22

INSTRUCTOR : Freshi Films, LLC LOCATION Classroom, Tice Valley Gymnasium $320: 4 classes

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Class 25096

Mon-Thu 9:30am-4:00pm

6/16-6/19

Class 25097

Mon-Thu 9:30am-4:00pm

7/14-7/17

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

Competitive Programs

(925) 943-5856

Walnut Creek Aquabears Swim Team • Heated pools open year-round

The nationally ranked Walnut Creek Aquabears Swim Team is a

• Olympic size, 20-lane lap pool

year-round U.S.S. (United States Swimming) competitive program.

• Heated changing rooms and showers

For more information call (925) 939-5990. Website:

• Fitness center with cardiovascular and weight equipment

www.walnutcreekaquabears.org. Head coach: Mike Heaney.

• 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)

FACILITY CLOSED*

in the country, providing a competitive swimming program and

May 31, June 1, July 12, 13, August 2, 3, 9

structured fitness program for adults of ALL abilities. For more

Additional Dates: TBD

information call (925) 280-5421. Website: www.swim4wc.org.

WEEKEND HOURS

Head Coach: Kerry O’Brien.

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/

• Open from June 16 through August 17, 2014

aquanuts/events; wca.trainees@gmail.com.

• L-shaped recreation and lap pool (25 yards by 25 meters)

Head Coach: Kim Probst.

• 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 director@walnutcreekswimclub.org. Co-Head Coaches: Brett Anderson and Jason Kamp.

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Lap Swimming & Fitness Center

Admission Fees Daily Admission Fees Everyone entering the facility must pay an admission fee.

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.

No refunds. Daily Admission Fees

Daily Park Pass Option*

Children (6 and Under)............ $3.50

$4.00

Youth (7-17).............................. $4.25

$4.75

Use at own risk.

Adults (18 & older)................... $5.00

$5.50

Lap Swim (ages 13 & up)

(*Allows in/out privilege during recreational swim times)

Closed toe shoes and clothing must be worn at all times.

Lap Swim (13yrs & older)…….$5.00

Clarke Swim Center

Discount 15 Swim Passes

June 15 - September 1, 2014

Valid for 1 year. No refunds.

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

Children (6 and under)……….. $45.00 Age (7-17)…………………….… $56.25 Age (18 & older)……………….. $63.75 Lap Swim (13yrs & Older)…….$63.75

Larkey Swim Center

On the following dates only: 10:00am-12:00pm (6 lanes)

Lap Swim/Fitness Center Monthly Pass

12:00pm- 5:00pm (2 lanes)

Adult (13 & older)…………...... $71.00

July 12, 13; August 2, 3, 9

Fitness Center Hours (ages 18 & up) Clarke Swim Center

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

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).

Recreational Swim Hours

Family must show proper ID.

Children 6 & under must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Recreational Swim Group Reservations

Horseplay is not permitted. Swimming instruction of any kind is prohibited.

Family Pass Fee…………$275.00

Bring your Day Camp, Summer Camp, or group to the pool this summer daily, weekly, or monthly. Make reservations to receive

Clarke Swim Center

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

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

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group discounts. Call (925) 943-5899, x2438 for more information.

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

Aquatics

Special Interest AQUA ZUMBA!

Youth Programs Ages 7-12

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!”

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

Instructor : Oscar Solano, Certified Aqua Zumba Instructor

and defense pattern drills will also be explored all while building

Location : Clarke Swim Center

upon swimming endurance and having fun! Get ready to learn, laugh and play polo! Swimming test may be required. Participants

Drop-in $10

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

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

Class 26290

Sun

11:00am-11:45am

6/29-8/17

Swim Lessons Registration begins May 5, 2014.

Mon/Wed/Fri

8:00am & 9:00am

Registration Options:

Tue/Thu

8:30am

Online: www.WalnutCreekRec.org

Shallow water & deep water classes offered.

Fax to: (925) 287-0179

All classes are 50 minutes long.

Walk-in: Clarke Swim Center (Weekdays 9am-4pm) Mail to: City of Walnut Creek, Attn: Aquatics Registration,

Walnut Creek Masters: Try-out for Fitness Swimmers WCM invites all interested fitness swimmers to sample our

301 N. San Carlos Drive, Walnut Creek CA 94598 No Phone in Registrations accepted! Registration form on page 81.

program and experience an atmosphere of encouraging swimmers and coaches dedicated to stroke instruction and improved conditioning. “Competitive Spirit” and competition are not a

BEFORE REGISTERING FOR SWIM LESSONS:

requirement to be a member, and is only one aspect of this largely

The aquatics program offers a variety of classes for all ages. Find

successful adult fitness program. All practices are coached by

the class that is right for you! Please read the course descrip-

the same experienced staff that trains some of the finest adult

tions and prerequisites carefully. It is important to register your

swimmers in the world. For more information, contact Head Coach

child for the proper class. Placing your child in the correct class is

Kerry O’Brien (925) 280-5421 or www.swim4wc.org. You can also

crucial for his/her development. Please know that it may take your

stop by during practice to talk with a coach.

child more than one class session to graduate to the next level.

LOCATION : Clarke Swim Center

Transfers between classes may only be at the discretion of aquatics staff. Parents may request transfers prior to the first day of the

$7: Masters daily admission fee

class. An evaluation of the student may take place the first through

Mon-Fri

third day of a session. Instructors reserve the right to re-place your

5:30am, 6:45am, 10:30am, noon

Mon-Thu 7:00pm Register for tryout at front counter.

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.

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Aquatics ag e s 3 - 7

Ages 10 mos-3yrs

Seahorse

Guppy $53

8 classes

Mon-Thu

$71 8 classes

Clarke & Larkey Swim Center

Mon-Thu

Clarke & Larkey Swim Center

Prerequisite: Pass Starfish or ability to perform equivalent skills.

toddler participate in this 20-minute class. Skills include water

Fundamental skill building class. Students must be comfortable

adjustment for parents and toddlers, holding techniques, entry

with floating on front and back with support and submerge head

and exit from the pool edge, games and songs. Floating, arm and

for at least 5–10 seconds. Class objective: float without support

leg movement, and breath control may also be included for older

and recover to a vertical position. Continue to work on kicking,

toddlers. All this makes for a positive experience for the child.

arm strokes, and independence in shallow water.

IV 8/48/14

V 8/188/28

Session Times

26082

26083

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10:00am

25959

25960

26085

26086

26087

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10:35am

25988

26089

26090

26091

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11:10am

25963

26103

11:45am

Session Times

I 6/23-7/3

10:45am

26080

26081

11:55am

26084

5:10pm

26088

5:45pm 6:20pm

---26092

II 7/7-7/17

---26093

III 7/217/31

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Clarke

Clarke

Parent/toddler basic water orientation class. Both parent and

II 7/77/17

III 7/21-7/31

IV 8/48/14

V 8/188/28

25961

25962

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25989

25990

25991

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25964

25965

25966

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25967

25968

25969

25970

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4:25pm

25979

25980

25981

25982

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5:00pm

25971

25974

25972

25973

25992

25976

25977

25986

25978

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25987

26096

26097

26098

26099

4:20pm

26258

26259

26260*

26261

5:35pm

25975

26104

6:10pm

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6:45pm

25983

25985

25984

26016

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*Larkey- Evening Sessions II & III pro-rated to $62.50.

10:00am

25993

25994

25995

25996

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No Class: 7/16 & 7/23

10:35am

25997

25998

25999

26000

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11:45am

26001

26002

26003

26004

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4:10pm

26250

26251*

26252*

26253

26100

26101*

26102*

Larkey

Larkey

11:20am 6:05pm

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I 6/23-7/3

Ages 3-5

Starfish

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4:45pm

26005

26006*

26007*

26017

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Clarke & Larkey Swim Center

5:20pm

26008

26015*

26010*

26009

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Water adjustment for young children. Playing activities in the

6:30pm

26014

26011*

26012*

26013

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$71

8 classes

Mon-Thu

water, students will work on bubble blowing, breath control, kicking (with support), floating (with support), and arm movement.

Lakrey

Clarke

Session Times

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I 6/237/3

II 7/7-7/17

III 7/218/31

IV 8/48/14

V 8/188/28

10:00am

26018

26019

26020

26021

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10:35am

26022

26023

26024

26025

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11:10am

26026

26027

26028

26029

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11:45am

26030

26031

26032

26033

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5:00pm

26034

26035

26036

26037

26066

5:35pm

26038

26039

26040

26041

26067

6:10pm

26045

26044

26043

26042

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10:00am

26046

26047

26048

26049

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10:35am

26050

26051

26052

26053

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11:10am

26054

26055

26074

26075

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11:45am

26056

26057

26058

26059

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4:10pm

26246

26247*

26248*

26249

4:45pm

26060

26061*

26062*

26063

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5:20pm

26064

26065*

26076*

26077

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5:55pm

26071

26072*

26073*

26078

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6:30pm

26068

26069*

26070*

26079

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*Larkey- Evening Sessions II & III pro-rated to $62.50. No Class: 7/16 & 7/23

Aquatics

ag e s 4 - 1 1

Ages 5-12

Lobster $71

8 classes

Seal Mon-Thu

Clarke & Larkey Swim Center

$71

8 classes

Mon-Thu

Clarke & Larkey Swim Center

Prerequisite: Pass Seahorse or ability to perform equivalent skills.

Prerequisite: Pass Lobster or ability to perform equivalent skills.

Focus on unsupported front and back crawl skills. Students must

Increase endurance of front and back crawl. Students must be

be able to do front and back crawl strokes with support, 10 bobs,

able to swim front and back crawl 15 yards, do 20 bobs, glide

and float unsupported for at least 20 seconds. Class objective:

underwater, and tread water for at least 45 seconds. Class

introduce students to the basics of elementary backstroke, diving

objective: continue with front and back crawl refinement, treading

into deep water and treading water. Continue with front and back

water, diving, and introduction of breaststroke and scissor kick.

crawl.

Lakrey

I 6/237/3

II 7/77/17

III 7/21-7/31

IV 8/48/14

V 8/188/28

Session Times

I 6/237/3

II 7/77/17

III 7/21-7/31

IV 8/48/14

V 8/188/28

25857

25858

25859

25860

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11:10am

25861

25862

25863

25864

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5:00pm

25865

25866

25867

25868

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5:35pm

25869

25870

25871

25872

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25918

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6:10pm

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25895

25926

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6:45pm

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25896

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25949

25922

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25948

25950

25951

25902

25930

25931

25932

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25933

25934

25935

25936

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25937

25938

25939

25940

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25903

25904

25905

25906

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10:35am

25907

25908

25909

25910

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11:10am

25911

25912

25913

25914

11:45am

25915

25916

25917

4:25pm

25923

25924

25925

5:00pm

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5:35pm

25919

6:10pm

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6:45pm

25927

25928

10:00am

25929

11:10am 11:45am

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4:10pm

26254

26255*

26256*

26257

4:45pm

25941

25942*

25943*

25944

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5:55pm

25956

25953*

25954*

25955

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6:30pm

25946

25947*

25957*

25958

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Clarke

10:00am

10:00am

Lakrey

Clarke

Session Times

10:00am

25873

25874

25875

25876

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10:35am

25877

25878

25879

25880

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11:45am

25881

25882

25883

25884

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4:45pm

25885

25886*

25887*

25897

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5:20pm

25888

25889*

25890*

25898

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6:30pm

25891

25892*

25893*

25894

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*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

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Aquatics Ages 6-12

A g e s 1 3 & up

Dolphin $71

8 classes

Adult/Teen Mon-Thu

Clarke & Larkey Swim Center

$71

8 classes

Mon-Thu

Clarke Swim Center

Prerequisite: Pass Seal or ability to perform equivalent skills.

Instructors will work with students at their own pace to develop

Stroke refinement, coordination and endurance. Students must

basic swimming skills. Skills will include floating, kicking, freestyle

be able to swim at least 25 yards of front and back crawl, 15 yards

and backstroke, and more depending on individual skill level.

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

I 6/237/3

II 7/77/17

III 7/217/31

IV 8/48/14

V 8/188/28

10:00am

25832

25833

25834

25835

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11:10am

25847

25848

25849

25850

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6:10pm

25836

25837

25838

25839

6:45pm

---

10:35am

25840

25841

25842

25843

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5:20pm

25844

28545*

25852*

25846

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25851

*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

I 6/23-7/3

II 7/7-7/17

III 7/21-7/31

10:35am

25816

25817

25818

25819

6:45pm

25820

25821

25822

25823

11:10am

25824

25825

25826

25827

5:55pm

25828

25829*

25830*

25831

*Larkey- Evening Sessions II & III pro-rated to $62.50. No Class: 7/16 & 7/23

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Session Times

I 6/23-7/3

II 7/7-7/17

III 7/21-7/31

IV 8/4-8/14

11:45am

25808

25809

25810

25811

6:45pm

25812

25813

25814

25815

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

6/9

6/17

6/23

6/30

7/7

7/14

7/21

7/28

8/4

8/11

8/18

8/25

12:20pm

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26128

26129

26130

26131

26132

26133

26134

26135

26136

26137

4:30pm

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26168

26169

26170

26171

26172

26173

26174

26175

26176

26177

Tue

6/10

6/17

6/24

7/1

7/8

7/15

7/22

7/29

8/5

8/12

8/19

8/26

12:20pm

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26138

26139

26140

26141

26142

26143

26144

26145

26146

26147

4:30pm

26217

26218

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5:00pm

26226

26227

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5:30pm

26234

23273

26235

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6:00pm

26236

26237

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7:20pm

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26178

26179

26180

26181

26182

26183

26184

26185

26186

26187

Wed

6/11

6/18

6/25

7/2

7/9

7/16

7/23

7/30

8/6

8/13

8/20

8/27

12:20pm

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26148

26149

26150

26151

26152

26153

26154

26155

26156

26157

4:30pm

26220

26221

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5:00pm

26229

26230

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5:30pm

26242

26243

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6:00pm

26238

26239

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26188

26189

26190

26191

26192

26193

26194

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26197

Thu

6/12

6/19

6/26

7/3

7/10

7/17

7/24

7/31

8/7

8/14

8/21

8/29

12:20pm

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26158

26159

26160

26161

26162

26163

26164

26165

26166

26167

4:30pm

26223

26224

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26232

26233

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5:30pm

26244

26245

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26240

26241

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26204

26205

26206

26207

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26198

26199

26200

26201

26202

26203

Fri

6/27

7/11

7/18

7/25

8/1

8/8

8/15

8/22

4:30pm

26208

26209

26210

26211

26212

26213

26214

26215

Sat

6/7

6/14

6/21

6/28

7/19

7/26

8/16

8/23

11:00am

26106

26107

26108

26109

26111

26112

26115

26116

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26117

26118

26119

26120

26122

26123

26126

26127

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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)

Session are 6 weeks long

Student / teacher ratio is 8:1 • R=Resident, NR=Non Resident • *No classes on Friday, July 4 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

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

(925)945-0105 | www.LifeTimeTennis.com

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

Tennis

Summer Youth Tennis LITTLE TENNIS & ATHLETIC DEVELOPMENT (Ages 4-6)

Sessions are 6 weeks long

Student / teacher ratio is 6:1 • R=Resident, NR=Non Resident • *No classes on Friday, July 4 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

LITTLE RALLYER (Ages 6-9)

Session 1 6/26-7/31 6/27-8/1 6/28-8/2 6/29-8/3 6/29-8/3

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

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

Sessions are 6 weeks long

Student / teacher ratio is 4:1 • R=Resident, NR=Non Resident Level Little Rallyer Little Rallyer Little Rallyer Little Rallyer

Day Mon Wed Thur Sat

Time 3:15-4:00pm 3:15-4:00pm 3:30-4:15pm 3:15-4:00pm

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

YOUTH TENNIS (Ages 7-15)

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

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

Sessions are 6 weeks long

Student / teacher ratio is 8:1 • R=Resident, NR=Non Resident • *No classes on Friday, July 4 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

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

JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT TEAMS (Ages 8-17)

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

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 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

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

9:00-11:00am

Improvement, Junior Team Camps (Ages 6-15) Student / teacher ratio is 8:1

AM Session 9:00-12:00pm or PM Session 12:30-3:30 pm

Swim & Tennis Combo (Ages 8-15)

$152R/$167NR

$144R/$156NR per session

Students should bring lunch • Tennis Camp in the morning & recreational swim in the afternoon 9:00am-3:30pm

$240R/$255NR

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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.

Contact us at (925) 934-3600 x 21

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

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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

Tue 12:00pm-4:30pm

6/17

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

6/20, 7/18, 8/15

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

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 artistic skills required. You’ll be guided through the cardmaking

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.

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

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

$10: 1 Class

$0.50 Drop-In

1:00pm-3:00pm

members who welcome newcomers. Materials for projects are

with at least 8 cards to share with family and friends. No special

Movie Matinee

Mon

while socializing with others and fundraising for the Club. Projects to anything you’d like to explore. This is a group of fun-loving

Mark your calendar for our monthly Friday Socials, and treat

11:00am-12:45pm

This is a great drop-in opportunity to learn or share craft ideas include a variety of crafts from decorative painting to crocheting

Friday Socials

Fri

Bazaar Group

6/2, 7/7, 8/4

Mon 9:00am-11:30am

6/30

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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

want to spend time with others just like you, then this is a great

Come and enjoy feature-length film programs on the second

has stepped forward to coordinate this program. We meet on

Monday of each month. Enjoy a variety of films featuring

the 1st Tuesday of the month to discuss our reading selections.

biographies, musical programs, history, and documentaries. If you

Volunteer Coordinator: Annette Hammond

group to join. A wonderful club member, volunteer and avid reader

wish, your Volunteer Coordinator is happy to stay for an informal discussion afterwards with any members of the audience who

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

wish to share their thoughts and ideas about that day’s program.

$0.50 drop-in

Volunteer Coordinator: JoAnn Adams

Tue 1:00pm-3:00pm

6/3

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

Investment Discussion Group

Free

Mon

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

Sing-a-Long

insight with others. Visitors are welcome any time. No investing,

If you love to sing in the shower and the idea of singing for fun

the month. For questions, contact the Senior Club at (925) 943-

sounds attractive then this is the group for you! Meet once each

5851 or group coordinator Wayne Slater at (925) 938-2705.

week to sing your favorite songs from the past including movies, musicals, and more. LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center free

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this is purely a discussion group. We meet on the 3rd Tuesday of

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center $1 Drop-In

Tue

1:30pm-4:00pm

6/17, 7/15, 8/19

Adults 50+ Mah-Jongg Drop-In Come and play American Mah-Jongg with us! Both experienced

Sunday Drop-In Bridge

and new learners are welcome. Haven’t played before? Be sure to

LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center

sign up for the Mah-Jongg class listed under Personal Enrichment.

$0.50 Drop-In

Volunteer Coordinator: Betty Fraga

Every Sun

12:30pm-4:00pm

LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center Marathon Bridge

MAH-JONGG DROP IN

LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center

$0.50 drop-in

Every Tue

1:00pm-4:00pm

6/3-8/26

$20 Drop-In

Every Fri

Trivia Fan-Atics Do you enjoy the challenge of playing trivia? Want to have a good

12:00pm-4:00pm

Drop-In Bingo

laugh, lots of fun while you exercise your brain? Then this is the

Enjoy a fun afternoon of Bingo with other Bingo lovers. Cards are

activity for you! Join us on the first Wednesday of each month for

sold separately for each session for $1 each. Paper games are also

a fun-filled afternoon of trivia challenge. This is a drop-in activity

played and are 25 cents for each square. This is a great activity for

so no registration is required. Your hosts will be Bob and Cindy

keeping your brain healthy and challenged as well as having fun

Mohler.

with friends.

LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center

LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center

$0.50 drop-in

$1 per card

Wed

2:00pm-4:00pm

6/4, 7/2, 8/6

Every Thu

12:45pm-2:45pm

Pinochle

Tennis

Join a great group of card-playing men and women for a fun

Join other tennis players every Mon, Wed, Fri, 8:00am-12:00pm

afternoon. All ability levels are welcome including those who want

at Larkey Park for a fun morning of tennis. This is an ongoing

to learn how to play.

program and open to all adults over 50.

LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center $0.50 Drop-In

Every Mon

12:00pm-3:30pm

Bowling Beginner to advanced bowlers gather for recreational play and exercise at Diablo Lanes in Concord on Tuesdays from 10:00am to

Bridge Programs

12:00pm.

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

Creakers Softball Join our “over 50” softball program. Call Terry White at (925) 939-

is required. Tuesday Drop-In Bridge LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center

7508. Fee is $72/year.

$0.50 Drop-In

Club 55 Skiers

Every Tue

Enjoy mid-week rates, short lines and best of all, no driving!

8:45am-12:00pm

Weekly ski trips are scheduled for Wednesdays, weather Thursday Drop-In Bridge LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $0.50 Drop-In

Every Thu

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 davidsummers8@aol.com.

12:30pm-4:00pm

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Adults 50+ Cycling Club

Care Management

The Cycling Club meets at Civic Park, Thursdays at 9:00am (8:30am

In-home assessment and consultation are available through Diablo

June through August) for weekly rides. Walnut Creek Seniors Club

Valley Foundation for the Aging and Senior Outreach Services.

membership is required to participate. Contact coordinator Peter

Contact each agency for more information and additional services.

Culshaw at shotsfan@gmail.com for more information

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.

Deaf Seniors Club

The Tuesday group is for all walkers on local trails for one to

Deaf seniors from all over the Bay Area gather to enjoy informative

one-and-a-half hours. The Thursday group is more strenuous

speakers, table and card games, and parties. For information call

for experienced hikers lasting two to three hours or more. Some

California Relay Services, VOICE 1-800-735-2922 or TDD by calling

Thursday hikes that are out of the area require the consent of the

1-800-735-2929. Contact the Seniors Club by calling (925) 943-5851.

coordinator.

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

LOCATION Lobby, Civic Park Community Center

Free

$1 Drop-In

Every Wed

Every Tue

Walking Buddies I

8:15am-12:00pm

Every Thu

Walking Buddies II

8:15am-12:00pm

9:30am-4:00pm

Home Care Registry Home Care Registry is a free service provided by Senior Outreach

Senior Services

that refers affordable home care workers to elders in need of assistance. Call (925) 937-8311 for more information.

Blood Pressure Screening Drop in on the second Wednesday of the month to check your blood pressure for free.

Insurance Counseling Medical Insurance Counseling (HICAP) is held the secpnd Wednesday and fourth Tuesday of each month from 1:30-3:30pm.

LOCATION Lobby, Civic Park Community Center

Call (925) 943-5851 for an appointment. (No Long Term Care

Free

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

Office of Aging

Hot Meals are served daily, and anyone over 60 years is welcome.

Senior Information is available through the Contra Costa County

Call (925) 280-7310 from 10:00am-noon one day ahead for a reservation. $2 Suggested Donation

Office on Aging. Call 1-800-510-2020.

LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center

Senior Legal Services

Mon-Thurs 12:00pm-1:00pm

Senior Legal Services are available by appointment the fourth

Fridays 11:30am-1:00pm

Thursday of the month from 11:00am-1:15pm. Call (925) 943-5851 for your appointment.

Bus Passes County Connection bus passes are available at the reception desk.

Wills Preparation

Check purchases only (checks payable to County Connection).

Simple Wills Preparation is available by appointment on the first Monday of each month from 1:30pm–3:00pm. Call (925) 943-5851 for an appointment.

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Adults 50+ Transportation Services You can go many places in Walnut Creek with the Walnut Creek

Walnut Creek Seniors Club Ready to jump-start your lifestyle? Join the Walnut Creek Seniors

Seniors Club Mini Bus service. Just call (925) 933-1434 from

Club. You’ll discover exciting recreational, social and volunteer

9:00am-10:00am the day before you need a ride. For Monday

opportunities. More than 2,500 members visit Civic Park

reservations, please call the Friday before. Service runs Monday

Community Center, a place for active adults age 50 and better,

through Friday from 9:15am to 11:30am and from 1:00pm to

where a dynamic, successful recreation program flourishes.

3:30pm. (Please note: Due to Wednesday reservations having

Benefits include a monthly newsletter which keeps members

limited availability, we encourage you to make your medical

up-to-date on special events, classes, a variety of special interest

appointments on most other days of the week.) Please call (925)

drop-in activities, services and travel opportunities. For January-

943-5851 for more information. You must be a Walnut Creek

December, annual dues are only $12.00. Club members enjoy

Seniors Club member to participate.

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

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 The city is introducing a test program to alleviate some of the

Bingo: 12:45pm–2:45pm, Multipurpose Room

parking shortages we are experiencing for those attending pro-

Bridge: 12:30pm–4:00pm, Conference Room

grams at Civic Park Community Center.

Cycling Club: Meet 9:00am

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.

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.

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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

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.

group of five or more. Pets are not permitted at Ranger-led interpretive

HOWE HONEY HARVEST

programs, camping or

Sunday, August 3, 10:00 – 11:30 am and 1:00 – 2:30 pm, Howe

special events. Most

Homestead Park

programs are 1 – 1½ hours in length. Children under 16 must be

We’ll be as busy as bees as we harvest and sample fresh local

accompanied and supervised by an adult. Rain the day of the

honey. Humans have harvested honey for thousands of years for

program or heavy rain in the days leading up to a program will

a number of uses. Come and learn about honey bees and enjoy a

cancel most programs. Please call the Ranger listed for more

taste of their labor. Space is limited and there is a $3.00 materials

information or to confirm that weather has cancelled a program.

fee. Please call to reserve your spot. For more information contact

Open Space maps are available at Ranger Stations or by sending a

Ranger Art Janke at (925) 943-5899 x3521.

message including your mailing address to dollard@walnut-creek. org.

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

FULL MOON HIKE

is requested to help cover material costs. More information is

Saturday, July 12, 8:30 – 10:00 pm, Shell Ridge Open Space

weidman@walnut-creek.org.

available from Ranger Bruce Weidman at (925) 943-5899 x2665 or

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.

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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

On-Going Programs

used to hunt small game. Learn how to throw and take this

MONTHLY BIRD WALKS

The open target throw is at 10:00 am and the ISAC starts at

Saturday August 16, 8:00 – 10:00 am

are very welcome. For more information contact Ranger Bruce

Curious about what kind of birds are flying all over the place?

Weidman at (925) 943-5899 x2665.

opportunity to enter an internationally accredited contest (ISAC). Contest winners will get their name in the World Atlatl magazine. 11:00 am. Reservations are not required and beginning throwers

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

Lime Ridge Open Space

Borges family settled in Walnut Creek over 100 years ago and their

Saturday June 14, 8:00 to 10:00 am

1901 ranch house and 1903 carriage barn while learning what life

Lime Ridge offers a variety of habitats for birds. Our hike will take

was like on the ranch 100 years ago. Meet under the windmill near

us through grasslands, chaparral, oak woodlands and buckeye

the parking lot at the ranch. Rain cancels. For more information

groves. With the different plant communities we never know what

please contact Ranger Dan Bylin at (925) 943-5899 x2162.

ranch is now on the National Register of Historic Places. Tour the

might show up. Meet in the parking lot at the intersection of Ygnacio Valley Road and Montecito Drive.

Howe Homestead Park

Ancient Ways Volunteers for July and August Date and times TBA, Sugarloaf Open Space

Saturday July 12, 8:00 to 10:00 am

If you are artistic or crafty, a tinker or a fixer, and would like to

We will bird the park grounds and community gardens. If time

put your skills to work or if you just want to do something really

permits we will hike into Shell Ridge Open Space. This is a great

different, then please consider helping with the set-up for the

pocket park often full of wonderful birds and may replicate your

Ancient Ways special event. We’ll be preparing natural materials,

backyard and neighborhood. Meet in the parking lot on Walnut Blvd.

constructing primitive dwellings, setting up event and game areas and doing other odds and ends in preparation for the big day.

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.

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 weidman@walnut-creek.org.

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.

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Registration where we are

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.

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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.

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

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

pre-registration

Registration FORMS

FAMILy registration

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.

Pre-registration is required for participation in programs. Please do not attend a class if you have not been registered.

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.

Complete one registration form per family. Forms may also be downloaded from our website.

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Health & Fitness

Registration REGISTRATION FORM

Registration begins May 5

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

ACCOUNT #

CLASS #

START DATE

2ND CHOICE CLASS #

START DATE

EXP DATE

FEE

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

• All credits on account are valid

• Lab fees are payable to the

with disabilities to participate in

• Refunds/credits are subject to a

for a maximum of one year.

instructor at the first class. Please

our programs. If you have any spe-

service charge of $10 per person,

• Failure to attend program or

do not include lab fees with your

cial needs that may require specific

per class. Refunds are processed

“no-shows” will not be granted a

registration fees.

accommodations, please call (925)

within three weeks.

refund/credit.

• Accounts with credit amounts un-

943-5858.

• Refunds will be considered if

• Refund policies may vary for 50+

der $15 that are eligible for refund

requests are submitted up to seven

(Seniors) programs.

will be remitted upon request.

days prior to the first day of class.

fees

• For payment plans (annual

• For withdrawal requests received

•All courses and camp registra-

programs, camps, etc.), customers

after the refund period but prior to

tions include a $3 administrative

must provide a MasterCard or VISA

the first day of class, a credit valid

processing fee.

for automatic payment processing.

for one year may be permitted for

• Fees must be paid in full at time

In order to use a different method

use toward a future course.

of registration by cash, money

of payment, customers may pay

• Withdrawal requests after the first

order, VISA, MasterCard or check

prior to any scheduled payment

class meeting are subject to partial

payable to the City of Walnut

date(s).

credit less service charge and pro-

Creek, unless otherwise stated in

rated course fees.

program description.

• No refund requests are accepted

• All payments are processed upon

after the last class meeting.

receipt.

Waiting lists

CANCELLATIONs

MAKE -UP CLASSes

QUESTIONS

Waiting lists are established once a class has reached maximum enrollment. If space opens or a new class is created, you will be notified.

A class may be cancelled if minimum enrollment is not met. A full refund is available.

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.

Arts: (925) 943-5846 Rec: (925) 943-5858 Aquatics: (925) 943-5856 50+: (925) 943-5851 Specialized Recreation: (925) 256-3531

ADA Accommodations In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the City of Walnut Creek encourages those

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.

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Facility Rentals CITY OF WALNUT CREEK

THE PERFECT LOCATION FOR YOUR NEXT

Special Occasion OR

CORPORATE EVENT

WEDDINGS, PARTIES, RECEPTIONS & MORE! WEDDINGS, PARTIES,

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 rentals@walnut-creek.org For more information, please visit

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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

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Movies Under the Stars Attention Families! Bring your picnic and watch the stars come out over Mt. Diablo. Stay for the movie and you’ll see some pretty impressive stars on our screen, too. Dates:

Films:

Fri, July 11, 2014

Frozen

Fri, August 8, 2014

The Sandlot

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

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