Walnut Creek Guide to Arts + Rec Summer 2014
Civic Arts Education and Walnut Creek Recreation course catalog for the City of Walnut Creek.
VOLUME N o 10 SUMMER 2014 ? NEE D O! T O PH Need New Pic!! CIVIC ARTS EDUCATION 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 Need New Pic! 4 (925)938-7529 | www.WalnutCreekRec.org Civic Arts Education One of Northern California’s largest community arts education programs, the city’s CAE programs reach over 8,000 students of all ages and backgrounds each year with 130 artists providing 600 classes, workshops, master classes, year-long programs, performances, exhibits, art sales and events. The mission is to create engaging arts opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds that instruct, inspire and ignite. CERAMICS & SCULPTURE 6-7 Youth 6-9 Adult 9 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 20 Adult GLASS 20 Youth 21 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 www.WalnutCreekRec.org | (925)938-7529 5 Ceramics & Sculpture Ceramics & Sculpture CERAMICS & SCULPTURE Ann Henderson Ellen Sachtschale AGES 4-6 AGES 8-12 Clay Play 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 6 Tue 1:30pm-3:00pm (925)943-5846 | www.Arts-Ed.org 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 potterâ€™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. www.Arts-Ed.org | (925)943-5846 7 Ceramics & Sculpture A D U LT Intro to Sculpture More fully understand the process of working with clay and constructing sculpted ceramic objects from functional to figurative. Investigate broad artistic concepts like abstraction, representation, form and/or narrative through building demonstrations, image presentations and our own explorations in the studio. Techniques include pinch, slab, coil and solid handbuilding methods. Surface texture and treatments both ceramic and nontraditional also addressed. No wheel work will be taught. INSTRUCTOR : Chris Kanyusik LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios $176: 8 classes 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. Instructorâ€™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 potterâ€™s wheel available. 8 (925)943-5846 | www.Arts-Ed.org Scholarships available! Go to http://www.friendsartsed.org/Scholarships.html for more information. 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. www.Arts-Ed.org | (925)943-5846 9 Drawing, Painting & Printmaking DRAWING, PAINTING & PRINTMAKING AGES 6-8 Cartooning: Basic Drawing Skills Learn the basic drawing skills needed to create cartoon characters and stories that are the foundation of successful cartooning. Expressive faces and bodies in action will be explored, along with creative viewpoints and settings. Media include pencil, pen and ink, brush painting, markers and watercolor. Repeating students will have opportunity to create and work on projects with instructor. INSTRUCTOR : Tim Hancock LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center $77: 8 classes Class 25488 Tue 3:30pm-4:30pm 6/24-8/12 AGES 6-8 Creative Nature: Draw/Paint Animals & Natural Objects Emphasis on encouraging each child’s unique self-expression as Leslie Wilson 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 10 3:30pm-4:30pm (925)943-5846 | www.Arts-Ed.org 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 7/28-8/1 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 www.Arts-Ed.org | (925)943-5846 11 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 12 AGES 12-18 4:45pm-6:15pm (925)943-5846 | www.Arts-Ed.org 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 A D U LT 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 artistâ€™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 A D U LT A D U LT 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 donâ€™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 www.Arts-Ed.org | (925)943-5846 13 Drawing, Painting & Printmaking A D U LT Watercolor Painting (Int/Adv) Explore watercolor to its fullest with emphasis upon learning a direct painting process, incorporating elements and principles of design, and your own creative vision to make exciting watercolor paintings. Bring reference materials and painting materials. Demonstrations, coaching and critiques as needed. INSTRUCTOR : Leslie Wilson LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $143: 8 classes Class 25496 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 A D U LT Monday Morning Painting Mira M. White Primary focus is on the development of each studentâ€™s personal style in painting. Classes will alternate with short demos, reviews, A D U LT 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 A D U LT 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 A D U LT 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 (925)943-5846 | www.Arts-Ed.org 6/24-7/29 Class 25502 Thu 6:30pm-9:30pm 6/26-8/14 Drawing, Painting & Printmaking A D U LT A D U LT 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 A D U LT 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 A D U LT Portrait & Figure Drawing and Painting This continuing portrait and figure class is for both drawing and A D U LT 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 www.Arts-Ed.org | (925)943-5846 15 Drawing, Painting & Printmaking A D U LT A D U LT 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 A D U LT NEW | Plein Air Painting A D U LT 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 A D U LT Sketchbook Journal Workshop A D U LT 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 (925)943-5846 | www.Arts-Ed.org 6/23-8/11 Sat-Sun 9:30am-12:30pm 7/12-7/20 Drawing, Painting & Printmaking A D U LT A D U LT 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 A D U LT Open Studio Painting Open to all experienced painters and current painting students. A D U LT 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 A D U LT 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 A D U LT 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. www.Arts-Ed.org | (925)943-5846 17 Digital Media & Photography DIGITAL MEDIA & PHOTOGRAPHY members to broaden their knowledge of photography. Field trip expenses are the responsibility of participants. Attendance at one meeting is free to enrolled CAE students. INSTRUCTOR : Tom Crews LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $72: Yearly Membership Class 26105 Tue 7:00pm-9:30pm 6/17-5/19 A D U LT Using Your Camera Made Simple Having trouble getting your camera to give you the results you want? Instructor will bring in different camera types. Learn to make better creative decisions, how to control lighting, movement and flash. Learn how to download pictures from your camera on to the computer and the best way to save, store and archive your images. Bring your camera, manual and questions to class for individual help. INSTRUCTOR : Greg Hazard LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center $111: 4 classes Class 25515 AGES 13-17 Mon 6:30pm-9:30pm 6/23-7/14 A D U LT 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 A D U LT 1:30pm-3:30pm 6/26-8/14 A D U LT CAE Photography Forum The Mission of the Photography Forum is to encourage photographers of all levels to continue to study the art of 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 18 Inside Your Nikon DSLR (925)943-5846 | www.Arts-Ed.org $48: 1 class Class 25639 Sat 1:30pm-4:00pm 7/26 Digital Media & Photography A D U LT A D U LT 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 A D U LT A D U LT 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 A D U LT A D U LT 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 www.Arts-Ed.org | (925)943-5846 19 Jewelry / Glass JEWELRY A D U LT NEW | Chasing and Repousse + Hinges (Beg/Int) Learn how to make any design come to life through the technique of chasing and repousse. Using special tools and hammer you can create simple or detailed relief designs on sheet metal. Each student will work on one design that will either be the face for a locket or the top of a box. Both projects require a hinge, so students will learn two different types of hinges. INSTRUCTOR : Bonnie Heras LOCATION Studio J, Civic Park Studios $152: 8 classes $25 supply fee due at first class Class 25583 6:30pm-9:30pm Thu 6/26-8/14 A D U LT NEW | Creative Beading Looking for a creative way to encase your centerpiece and make an accompanying necklace? You will learn to bead around a 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 memberâ€™s ability and interest. Materials list online at and key chains using different colored wire and a wide range of www.arts-ed.org. 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 A D U LT Jewelry Design & Construction (Beg/Int) Emphasis on building basic/intermediate knowledge of jewelry design and construction. Beginners will design their own jewelry and construct pieces using fundamental techniques of soldering, sawing, filing, finishing, and basic bezel setting. Lectures, demos, and handouts provide basis of any techniques needed. Intermediates will progress through more advanced techniques of forging, cold connections, etching, etc. Jewelry will be made from metal sheet and wire. Copper, brass and tools provided. New 20 $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 (925)943-5846 | www.Arts-Ed.org Thu 6/26-8/14 Glass A D U LT A D U LT 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 at www.arts-ed.org. 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 Canâ€™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. at www.arts-ed.org. 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 www.Arts-Ed.org | (925)943-5846 21 Decorative & Fiber Arts DECORATIVE & FIBER ARTS AGES 11-17 NEW | Art to Wear: Design & Fashion Do you long to dress in your own original style and love to create art? Paint, draw, cut, embroider, tape and bead your own clothes. T-shirts, jeans, hats, scarves, wallets, purses and sneakers are just some of the possibilities. The instructor’s daughters, Eva and Rosie, who specialize in painting, drawing and fiber arts, will assist in this class. Let your imagination be your guide as this creative team helps you to create artsy clothes that you’ll love to wear. INSTRUCTOR : Ellen Sachtschale LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center $114: 8 classes $15 supply fee due at first class Class 25582 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 www.arts-ed.org. 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 22 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 (925)943-5846 | www.Arts-Ed.org 6/26-8/14 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 www.Arts-Ed.org | (925)943-5846 23 Music MUSIC AGES 1-5 Family Music A fun, mixed age music class that siblings can attend with a parent! Important musical concepts will be presented and reinforced in an engaging and nurturing environment. Experience the advantages of interacting, bonding and learning together. Siblings 11 months and under are free. INSTRUCTOR : Stephen Evans LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $60: 6 classes Class 25562 Tue 12:00pm-12:50pm 6/24-7/29 AGES 4-5 Petite Pianist An introductory course to piano for young children. Learn basic note reading, rhythms and simple songs in a fun supportive environment. INSTRUCTOR : Stephen Evans LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center 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 24 $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 (925)943-5846 | www.Arts-Ed.org 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 todayâ€™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 yearsâ€™ 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 www.Arts-Ed.org | (925)943-5846 25 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. 26 (925)943-5846 | www.Arts-Ed.org Class 25547 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 studentâ€™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 www.Arts-Ed.org | (925)943-5846 27 Dance AGES 7-10 Ballet I Introduction to the beauty, grace and discipline of ballet. Each class will include a traditional barre and center. Children will enjoy dancing to the magical music from classical ballets such as Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker. Registration requirement: Students must have completed a full year in Pre-Ballet or PreBallet II and be at least 7 years of age. INSTRUCTOR : Erin Leedom LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $80: 8 classes Class 25522 Tue 4:45pm-5:30pm 6/24-8/12 INSTRUCTOR : Andrea Brosnan LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $60: 6 classes Class 25520 Fri 4:45pm-5:30pm 6/27-8/15 No class 7/4, 8/1 INSTRUCTOR : Neela Reed LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center $70: 7 classes Class 25521 AGES 5-7 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 28 (925)943-5846 | www.Arts-Ed.org 6/28-8/16 unless the instructor advises otherwise. 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. Itâ€™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. www.Arts-Ed.org | (925)943-5846 29 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 (925)943-5846 | www.Arts-Ed.org 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Let’s meet for coffee and discuss this wonderful opportunity for you to give back to this community while meeting new friends dedicated to the arts. If you have as little as two hours a week to donate, we can use your help. Thank you! www.FriendsArtsEd.org | (925)939-2787 31 Friends Friends of of Civic Civic Arts Arts Education Education Foundation Foundation Successful Viva Arts Gala Raises $50,000 for Civic Arts! It was a night of fantastic fun and fundraising at the Shadelands ballroom on Friday, February 7, when more than 200 arts patrons turned out in support of arts education funding through the Friends of Civic Arts Education Foundation. The sold-out gala raised approximately $50,000, an all-time high for the annual event. Funds raised at Viva Arts help provide scholarships for low-income residents to participate in arts education programs in Walnut Creek Civic Arts. Funds also support the Foundation’s mission to advocate for the arts with the City of Walnut Creek and provide program support. The Friends Foundation’s annual Viva Arts gala treated party-goers to a festive “night in Paris” with a French-themed party featuring live gypsy jazz, vintage French wines, a Parisian-style dinner and delicious French cheeses and desserts. The highlights of the evening were music and dancing provided by talented CAE students and instructors. French can-can dancers from the CAE dance program greeted everyone at the door with a flourish, and cello and flute music provided a lovely backdrop as guests checked in and picked up a glass of bubbly to kick off the festivities. The event also featured a wine pull, silent auction, Fund-a-Need paddle raise to donate directly to scholarships and a lively live auction led by auctioneer Damon Castico. The live auction proceeds this year set a Foundation record. The hottest live items this year included: a trip for two to Canada, an aerial tour of the Sonoma Valley with wine tasting and lunch, and getaway packages to Mendocino and Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico. Mayor Kristina Lawson did the emcee honors, and Arts Commissioner Polly Bradbury was a featured speaker. In addition, many elected officials, former elected officials and civic leaders came out to support arts education. The Friends Foundation was proud to have as Platinum Sponsors this year Chevron and Bank of the West. Additional major sponsors of the event included Coit Financial Group and Michael & Denise Weiner (Gold Sponsors); Heritage Bank and Diane Longshore & Ron De Golia (Bronze Sponsors). A very special thank you to the Paris, after Midnight Committee These are very special people who truly give back to their community June Bowen, Adriane Lee Bird, Karen Booth, Pattee Court, Paula Evangelou, Kathy Jakel, Yama Jamili, Suzanne Masella, Mary Leigh Miller, Kathy Nelson, Melissa Ridenour, Erin Roeder, Doug Rowe, Nancy Scott, Nan Siegel, Holly Starr-Cvetich, David VanderJagt, Linda VanderJagt, Michael S. Weiner and Cynthia White. 32 (925)939-2787 | www.FriendsArtsEd.org Friends Friends of of Civic Civic Arts Arts Education Education Foundation Foundation 150 amazingly generous CONTRIBUTORS including Board of Directors, Volunteers, Sponsors and Businesses 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 www.FriendsArtsEd.org | (925)939-2787 33 34 (925)938-7529 | www.WalnutCreekRec.org HEALTH SPECIALIZED & FITNESS RECREATION 36 57 Youth 57 Adults Youth 36-38 Adults 38-40 Adults 50+ PERSONAL DOG/PET CARE ENRICHMENT CAMPS 40 57-58 Youth Adults MARTIAL ARTS SCIENCE & 41 TECHNOLOGY CAMPS Youth 59-62 Youth PERSONAL ENRICHMENT AQUATICS 42 Youth 63-69 Youth 42 Adults 63-65 Adults 42-43 Adults 50+ TENNIS FOOD 70 Adults & COOKING 71 Youth 44 Youth 45 Adults SOCIAL DANCE 46 Youth Walnut Creek community with a wide variety of programs and activities that improve physical and 49, 72 Youth families, create community, foster human 49, 72 Adults development, and reduce stress. We truly have something for everyone. ADULTS 50+ 47 73-77 SPORTS The Recreation Division is proud to provide the emotional health, create memories, strengthen GOLF 46-47 Adults Adults 50+ Walnut Creek Recreation Adults 50+ OPEN SPACE 48-49 Youth 78-79 Youth 49 78-79 Adults Adults CAMPS 50-53 Youth PRESCHOOL 2 Youth SPORT CAMPS 54-56 Youth www.WalnutCreekRec.org | (925)938-7529 35 Health & Fitness HEALTH & FITNESS AGES 6-11 NEW | Rhythmic Gymnastics class/camp This class is designed to introduce your child to the basics skills of rhythmic gymnastics. Rhythmic gymnastics combines the elegance of dance and ballet with the use of apparatus; ball, ribbon, hoop and rope. Children will be taught skills in order to attain flexibility, strength and coordination. The class will be fun and non-competitive, yet challenge your child. INSTRUCTOR : Anastasia Torba LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center $51: 4 classes Class 25786 Fri 5:15pm-6:15pm 6/6-6/27 LOCATION Oak View Room, Walnut Creek Library $183: 5 classes Class 26291 Mon-Fri 1:00pm-4:00pm 8/4-8/8 A D U LT Adi-Yoga “Open Gate” ‘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 36 (925)943-5858 | www.WalnutCreekRec.org Like us on Facebook! www.facebook.com/WalnutCreekRec Become a part of the Walnut Creek Recreation family, and keep up with all the latest news, activities, and fun on Facebook! Share your photos, tell us what you think, and stay connected! 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 www.WalnutCreekRec.org | (925)943-5858 37 Health & Fitness A D U LT S 5 0 + Zumba for Beginners Zumba is fun! It’s different, it’s effective, and it’s an aerobic workout. Zumba fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a fun experience. You’ll forget you’re exercising! Come check it out. INSTRUCTOR : Jo Nash LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center $33: 6 classes Class 25384 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 Class 25368 38 (925)943-5858 | www.WalnutCreekRec.org Mon 1:30pm-2:30pm 7/7-8/25 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 www.WalnutCreekRec.org | (925)943-5858 39 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 Donâ€™t let another walk feel like a disaster because your dog lunges at other dogs. Donâ€™t stop taking your dog out in public because your dog loses his brain when a car goes by. Learn what makes your dog react, and the steps you can take to redirect that energy into more positive social behavior. Please do not bring your dog the first day of class, but come ready to learn how to set your dog up for success and stop the overly reactive response to every day common occurrences. INSTRUCTOR : 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 Turf & Dog Park UPDATE www.WalnutCreekRec.org or (925) 256-3574 Prior to field or dog park use, all groups Like us on Facebook! www.facebook.com/WalnutCreekRec and individuals Become a part of the Walnut Creek Recreation family, of all City fields and and keep up with all the latest news, activities, and fun the Heather Farm on Facebook! Share your photos, tell us what you think, Dog Park. and stay connected! 40 (925)943-5858 | www.WalnutCreekRec.org should call for updated conditions 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 Like us on Facebook! www.facebook.com/WalnutCreekRec $75: 6 classes Become a part of the Walnut Creek Recreation family, 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 and keep up with all the latest news, activities, and fun on Facebook! Share your photos, tell us what you think, and stay connected! www.WalnutCreekRec.org | (925)943-5858 41 Personal Enrichment PERSONAL ENRICHMENT A D U LT CPR & First Aid Combo Receive certification in both Community CPR and Standard First Aid. Both certifications are through EMS Safety Services and are good for 2 years. Class includes introduction in use of defibrillator (AED). Wear comfortable clothing. INSTRUCTOR : CPR For Life LOCATION Classroom, Professional Education Center $65: 1 class $10 supply fee due at class Class 25598 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 42 hands against which all games are played. It requires a very small Sat 9:00am-2:30pm (925)943-5858 | www.WalnutCreekRec.org 6/21 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 www.WalnutCreekRec.org | (925)943-5858 43 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 (925)943-5858 | www.WalnutCreekRec.org $57: 1 class $15 supply fee due at class Class 25651 $52: 1 class $16 supply fee due at class 44 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 www.WalnutCreekRec.org | (925)943-5858 45 Social Dance SOCIAL DANCE A D U LT Tahitian Dance & Drumming This class offers various Tahitian dance styles from the oteas (dances to percussion), aparimas, to ahuro’as (story telling dances) and drumming/music technique for men and women. Student should be in fairly fit health without any major health issues. INSTRUCTOR : Rey and Lisa Aguilar LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center $67: 8 classes Tahitian Ahuro’a Women Class 25687 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. 46 (925)943-5858 | www.WalnutCreekRec.org 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. www.WalnutCreekRec.org | (925)943-5858 47 Sports SPORTS KIDZ LOVE SOCCER Learn the world’s most popular sport from professional coaches using the Kidz Love Soccer method which includes age-appropriate skill demonstrations, fun games, and instructional scrimmages conducted in a non-competitive, recreational format. Participants receive a KLS jersey. Shin guards are required by the 2nd class meeting. AGES 3½-4 Tot Soccer Young children will develop large motor skills while having fun running and kicking just like the big kids! INSTRUCTOR : Kidz Love Soccer LOCATION : HF 2-Soccer North, Heather Farm Sports Fields $109: 8 classes Class 25700 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 48 (925)943-5858 | www.WalnutCreekRec.org 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 Womenâ€™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 Â˝ 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 www.WalnutCreekRec.org | (925)943-5858 49 Camps AGES 6-12 Walnut Creek Day Camp: full and half day sessions Summer is the most memorable time of year for children. Kids will enjoy water, fresh air and sunshine in a safe and supportive environment. Crafts, games, swimming and other themed adventures promote individuality and creativity on a daily basis. Watch your child build relationships with other local children and find great role models in our trained staff. Campers spend mornings at their selected program, and at Heather Farm Park. Children enjoy all-day excursions on Thursdays. Swimming at Heather Farm pool on Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays. Each week features a themed special event. A camp T-shirt is included with each registration. Must be 6 years old at the start of the session. LOCATION Bancroft Elementary School Multi-use Room Drop Off/Pick Up : Campers are dropped off at Bancroft Elementary School in the morning. They are transported to Heather Farm Park each afternoon. Pick-up is always at Heather Farm Park. Please note that due to the Heather Farm Park playground reconstruction we will utilize the parks large picnic area for pick-up and extended care activities. Fees: REGULAR CARE $297 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) 50 (925)943-5858 | www.WalnutCreekRec.org Camps AGES 9-13 Walnut Creek Sports Day Camp: full and half day sessions We are offering a fully staffed and supervised recreational athletic camp. The program consists of 8 weeks of sessions with your choice of two different sports for each of the sessions with a 9th week session offering bowling. Our camp is specifically designed to teach and develop training skills, basic individual skills, sportsmanship, team strategies and concepts as well as building confidence and self discipline. Focus is also on having fun and enjoyment of the sport. Swimming (Mon, Wed, Fri), recreational games and field trips generally on Thursday are all part of each session. A camp t-shirt is included with each registration. LOCATION Foothill Community Gymnasium: 2775 Cedro Lane, Walnut Creek, CA 94598 Drop-Off/Pick Up : Campers are dropped off at Foothill Community Gymnasium in the morning. They are transported to Heather Farm Park each afternoon. Pick up is always at Heather Farm Park. Please note that due to the Heather Farm Park playground reconstruction we will utilize the parks large picnic area for pick-up and extended care activities. Fees: REGULAR CARE $297 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: Aâ€™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 www.WalnutCreekRec.org | (925)943-5858 51 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! (925)943-5858 | www.WalnutCreekRec.org 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- 52 Class 25130 9:00am-11:30am 8/4-8/8 9:00am-11:30am 8/11-8/15 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 Like us on Facebook! www.facebook.com/WalnutCreekRec Become a part of the Walnut Creek Recreation family, All of below needs to be in one highlighted box (like Kids Love Soccer in the regular guide) and keep up with all the latest news, activities, and fun on Facebook! Share your photos, tell us what you think, and stay connected! www.WalnutCreekRec.org | (925)943-5858 53 Sport Camps SKYHAWKS SPORTS CAMPS Skyhawks Sports provides sports programs where children can discover and develop athletic skills and social values, such as teamwork, leadership and sportsmanship. Our programs are designed to give each child a positive experience in sports fostering a thirst for an active, healthy lifestyle and love of the game. AGES 3-4 Skyhawks Tiny-Hawk Sports This program was designed to give children a positive first step into athletics. Participants learn balance, body movement, hand/ eye coordination, and skill development through a series of sportsspecific games and activities tailored to their attention spans. Our trained staff and progressive curriculum allows kids to develop at their own pace in a fun and safe environment with lots of encouragement. All participants receive a t-shirt and a merit award. The participant-to-coach ratio is approximately 6:1. INSTRUCTOR : Skyhawks LOCATION HF 4, Heather Farm Sports Fields $59: 4 classes Class 25110 Mon-Thu 9:00am-9:45am GRADES 6-9 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 54 Mystery Day A’s game (925)943-5858 | www.WalnutCreekRec.org 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 Americaâ€™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 www.WalnutCreekRec.org | (925)943-5858 55 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 email@example.com 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 WCYAA offers recreational sports for boys and girls in grades K-11, including basketball, t-ball/baseball and summer soccer. Log onto www.wcyaa.com for information. 56 (925)256-3572 | www.WalnutCreekRec.org Specialized Recreation /Personal Enrichment SPECIALIZED RECREATION Specialized Recreation Summer Camp 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 8/8 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 www.WalnutCreekRec.org | (925)256-3531 57 Personal Enrichment Camps AGES 6-13 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 58 (925)943-5858 | www.WalnutCreekRec.org Mon-Fri 1:00pm-4:00pm 8/11-8/15 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 Letâ€™s Get Growing Young campers will learn all about how their gardens grow, from the very first seedling, to the important roles of sun and rain, to 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 theyâ€™ve discovered. Like us on Facebook! www.facebook.com/WalnutCreekRec 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! www.WalnutCreekRec.org | (925)943-5858 59 Science & Technology Camps AGES 6-10 Incredible Human Machine Kids will explore the science behind cells, organs, muscles and bones through fun, hands-on activities. Campers will use micro slide viewers to see some of the tiny cellular machines that keep our bodies working and will play the ‘Cell game’ to learn about the ‘stuff’ inside cells. Fun experiments will help campers understand more about their senses, brains, breathing, circulation and digestion. Kids will create model cells, make Mad Mucus, and assemble a model skeleton and much more! INSTRUCTOR : Mad Science of Mt. Diablo LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm Preschool $239: 5 classes Class 25343 Mon-Fri 1:00pm-4:00pm 6/16-6/20 AGES 6-10 Secret Agent Lab Camp Journey into the world of detection, spy science, and forensics. 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 60 INSTRUCTOR : Mad Science of Mt. Diablo 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 (925)943-5858 | www.WalnutCreekRec.org Mon-Fri 1:00pm-4:00pm 7/14-7/18 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 www.WalnutCreekRec.org | (925)943-5858 61 Science & Technology Camps AGES 8-12 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 62 (925)943-5858 | www.WalnutCreekRec.org 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; firstname.lastname@example.org. • 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 email@example.com. Co-Head Coaches: Brett Anderson and Jason Kamp. www.WalnutCreekRec.org | (925)943-5856 63 Aquatics 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 64 (925)943-5856 | www.WalnutCreekRec.org 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. www.WalnutCreekRec.org | (925)943-5856 65 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 5â€“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 --- 10:00am 25959 25960 26085 26086 26087 --- 10:35am 25988 26089 26090 26091 --- 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 ---26094 ---26095 --- 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 --- 25989 25990 25991 --- 25964 25965 25966 --- 25967 25968 25969 25970 --- 4:25pm 25979 25980 25981 25982 --- 5:00pm 25971 25974 25972 25973 25992 25976 25977 25986 25978 --- 25987 26096 26097 26098 26099 4:20pm 26258 26259 26260* 26261 5:35pm 25975 26104 6:10pm --- 6:45pm 25983 25985 25984 26016 --- *Larkey- Evening Sessions II & III pro-rated to $62.50. 10:00am 25993 25994 25995 25996 --- No Class: 7/16 & 7/23 10:35am 25997 25998 25999 26000 --- 11:45am 26001 26002 26003 26004 --- 4:10pm 26250 26251* 26252* 26253 26100 26101* 26102* Larkey Larkey 11:20am 6:05pm --- I 6/23-7/3 Ages 3-5 Starfish --- --- 4:45pm 26005 26006* 26007* 26017 --- Clarke & Larkey Swim Center 5:20pm 26008 26015* 26010* 26009 --- Water adjustment for young children. Playing activities in the 6:30pm 26014 26011* 26012* 26013 --- $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 66 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 --- 10:35am 26022 26023 26024 26025 --- 11:10am 26026 26027 26028 26029 --- 11:45am 26030 26031 26032 26033 --- 5:00pm 26034 26035 26036 26037 26066 5:35pm 26038 26039 26040 26041 26067 6:10pm 26045 26044 26043 26042 --- 10:00am 26046 26047 26048 26049 --- 10:35am 26050 26051 26052 26053 --- 11:10am 26054 26055 26074 26075 --- 11:45am 26056 26057 26058 26059 --- 4:10pm 26246 26247* 26248* 26249 4:45pm 26060 26061* 26062* 26063 --- 5:20pm 26064 26065* 26076* 26077 --- 5:55pm 26071 26072* 26073* 26078 --- 6:30pm 26068 26069* 26070* 26079 --- (925)943-5856 | www.WalnutCreekRec.org *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 --- 11:10am 25861 25862 25863 25864 --- 5:00pm 25865 25866 25867 25868 --- --- 5:35pm 25869 25870 25871 25872 --- 25918 --- 6:10pm --- --- --- --- 25895 25926 --- 6:45pm --- --- --- --- 25896 --- 25949 25922 ---- --- 25948 25950 25951 25902 25930 25931 25932 --- 25933 25934 25935 25936 --- 25937 25938 25939 25940 --- 25903 25904 25905 25906 --- 10:35am 25907 25908 25909 25910 --- 11:10am 25911 25912 25913 25914 11:45am 25915 25916 25917 4:25pm 25923 25924 25925 5:00pm --- 5:35pm 25919 6:10pm --- 6:45pm 25927 25928 10:00am 25929 11:10am 11:45am --25920 --- --25921 --- 4:10pm 26254 26255* 26256* 26257 4:45pm 25941 25942* 25943* 25944 --- 5:55pm 25956 25953* 25954* 25955 --- 6:30pm 25946 25947* 25957* 25958 --- Clarke 10:00am 10:00am Lakrey Clarke Session Times 10:00am 25873 25874 25875 25876 --- 10:35am 25877 25878 25879 25880 --- 11:45am 25881 25882 25883 25884 --- 4:45pm 25885 25886* 25887* 25897 --- 5:20pm 25888 25889* 25890* 25898 --- 6:30pm 25891 25892* 25893* 25894 --- *Larkey- Evening Sessions II & III pro-rated to $62.50. No Class: 7/16 & 7/23 *Larkey- Evening Sessions II & III pro-rated to $62.50. No Class: 7/16 & 7/23 www.WalnutCreekRec.org | (925)943-5856 67 Aquatics Ages 6-12 A g e s 1 3 & up Dolphin $71 8 classes 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 --- 11:10am 25847 25848 25849 25850 --- 6:10pm 25836 25837 25838 25839 6:45pm --- 10:35am 25840 25841 25842 25843 --- 5:20pm 25844 28545* 25852* 25846 --- --- --- --- --- 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 68 IV 8/4-8/14 (925)943-5856 | www.WalnutCreekRec.org 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 ---- ---- 26128 26129 26130 26131 26132 26133 26134 26135 26136 26137 4:30pm ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- 5:00pm ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- 5:30pm ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- 6:00pm ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- 7:20pm ---- ---- 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 ---- ---- 26138 26139 26140 26141 26142 26143 26144 26145 26146 26147 4:30pm 26217 26218 ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- 5:00pm 26226 26227 ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- 5:30pm 26234 23273 26235 ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- 6:00pm 26236 26237 ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- 7:20pm ---- ---- 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 ---- ---- 26148 26149 26150 26151 26152 26153 26154 26155 26156 26157 4:30pm 26220 26221 ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- 5:00pm 26229 26230 ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- 5:30pm 26242 26243 ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- 6:00pm 26238 26239 ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- 7:20pm ---- ---- 26188 26189 26190 26191 26192 26193 26194 ---- ---- 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 ---- ---- 26158 26159 26160 26161 26162 26163 26164 26165 26166 26167 4:30pm 26223 26224 ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- 5:00pm 26232 26233 ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- 5:30pm 26244 26245 ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- 6:00pm 26240 26241 ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- 26204 26205 26206 26207 ---- ---- ---- ---- 7:20pm ---- ---- 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 ---- ---- ---- ---- 11:30am 26117 26118 26119 26120 26122 26123 26126 26127 ---- ---- ---- ---- www.WalnutCreekRec.org | (925)943-5856 69 Tennis WALNUT CREEK TENNIS CENTER HEATHER FARM PARK, 1751 HEATHER DRIVE • WWW.LIFETIMETENNIS.COM • (925) 945-0105 The tennis courts at the Walnut Creek Tennis Center in Heather Farm Park are available on a pay-as-you-play basis. The fee is based on a higher level of service, which includes the ability to reserve court use and provision of a well-stocked proshop with racket stringing service. For more information about class descriptions, registration, private lessons, and ball machine rental please visit our website at www.lifetimetennis.com. or call us at the phone number listed above. • Office hours are Mon-Fri 8:00am-10:00pm, Sat-Sun 8:00am-8:00pm. • Registration begins May 5, 2014 • Register on line at www.lifetimetennis.com or in the office at 1751 Heather Drive, Walnut Creek. • Six week summer session runs twice throughout the summer • No classes on Friday, July 4 Summer Adult Tennis ADULT TENNIS CLASSES (16 & older) 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 www.LifeTimeTennis.com | (925)945-0105 71 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 3800 Valley Vista Road | Walnut Creek, CA 94598 | www.playboundaryoak.com 72 (925)934-4775 | www.PlayBoundaryOak.com Adults 50+ ADULTS 50+ PROGRAMS Pancake Breakfast Come and enjoy the best pancake breakfast in town. This event is held on the first Sunday of each month and is open to everyone. This popular community event plays host to families’ large and small, grandparents and friends alike. Just a reminder, we stop serving at 11:45am, so be sure to come early! LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center $2.25 Adults / $1.50 Children under 12 Sun 9:00am-112:00pm 6/1, 8/3 No Breakfast 7/6 AARP Driver Safety Program This 4-1/2 hour refresher driver safety course is for those who have taken the 8-hour course within the last 4 years. Completion of the course entitles those folks over 55 years of age to a discount on their auto insurance. The refresher course is good for 3 years and can be repeated. Call (925) 943-5851 for more information or to register for class. LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center $15 AARP members / $20 non-AARP members 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 www.WalnutCreekRec.org | (925)943-5851 73 Adults 50+ Let’s Sing! Let’s Sing! will be on summer break beginning June 6 and returning on August 22. Have fun singing songs from the Big Band Era of the 1930s and 1940s and Broadway show tunes. Receive some vocal instruction and have the opportunity to either sing as part of the group, or occasionally to get up, take the microphone, and lead the group in song if you’d like. Short solo or duet parts of songs are also available for those who want to perform for the others in the group. Singing can lift your spirits and provide a sense of physical and mental well-being. Drop-in visitors are welcome. Lyrics are provided. Volunteer Coordinator: Robin Wolf LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $1 drop-in Friday 1:15pm-2:45pm 8/22, 8/29 Snappy Cats Join the snappiest kazoo band in town! This fabulous group of musicians rehearses once each week and performs for area retirement communities. LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center Free Every Fri 9:30am-11:00am Hooked On Books If you love to read, enjoy talking about the books you’ve read and NEW | Screentime 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 Every Fri 74 9:30am-11:00am (925)943-5851 | www.WalnutCreekRec.org 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 12:30pm-4:00pm www.WalnutCreekRec.org | (925)943-5851 75 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 email@example.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 1:30pmâ€“3:00pm. Call (925) 943-5851 for an appointment. 76 (925)943-5851 | www.WalnutCreekRec.org Adults 50+ Transportation Services You can go many places in Walnut Creek with the Walnut Creek 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. www.WalnutCreekRec.org | (925)943-5851 77 Open Space Open Space Programs Programs are available for reservation upon receipt of this brochure. Reservations are required for all programs if you are bringing a 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 firstname.lastname@example.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. 78 (925)943-5860 x 2135 | www.Walnut-Creek.org Open Space Coyotes are one of the smartest and most adaptable neighbors we have. The program will start in the carriage barn with a short talk about coyotes followed by a hike into Shell Ridge. During the hike we will be looking for coyotes and signs they leave behind that alert us to their presence. Meet in the carriage barn. Call Ranger Dan Bylin at (925) 943-5899 x2162 for more information. RABBIT STICK AND ATLATL SATURDAYS 3rd Saturday of each month, June 21, July 19, August 16 and September 20, 10:00 – noon, Sugarloaf Open Space Try your skill at tossing the atlatl, “the first Weapon of Mass Destruction.” The atlatl has been in use as a hunting tool for over 20,000 years and the rabbit stick is a non-returning boomerang 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 email@example.com. Most of the trail is shaded and stays cool. The year round water supply really attracts birds. Meet at the end of Sousa Drive. OLD BORGES RANCH “HISTORIC” OPEN HOUSE Sundays, June 15, July 13, August 17, 1:00 to 3:00 pm, Old Borges Ranch in Shell Ridge Join us at the ranch as we open the doors to the Historic Ranch House for you to tour at your own leisure. An Open Space Ranger will be on hand to answer any of your questions while you tour the house and grounds. www.Walnut-Creek.org | (925)943-5860 x 2135 79 Registration where we are 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. 80 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. (925)943-5858 | www.WalnutCreekRec.org 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. www.Arts-Ed.org | (925)943-5846 81 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 firstname.lastname@example.org For more information, please visit www.walnut-creek.org/rentals Facility_Rental_Ad_bleed.indd 1 82 (925)256-3575 | www.Walnut-Creek.org/rentals 1/28/13 3:04 PM Lesher Center for the Arts Coming Up Next at Center Rep the skull show June 12 – August 31, 2014 This summer, Bedford Gallery is narrowing its focus to the physical and historical world of the skull. The Skull Show examines the role that skulls have played in the historical register, as well as an iconic image in the contemporary arts including skate, surf, tattoo, and graffiti counter cultures. Opening reception: Thursday June 12th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, $5 admission. If you’re a fellow skull fanatic be sure to rock your skull attire and accessories! For information on special Skull programs, visit Bedford Gallery’s website: www.BedfordGallery.org Joshua Harker, Crania Anatomica Filigre Binary, 2012, 3D polyamide, white, 7.8 x 5.5 x 6 inches Walnut Creek Turns 100: Celebrating the City Through Art OPEN CALL TO ALL LOCAL ARTISTS 2014 is Walnut Creek’s centennial, and the Bedford is celebrating this fall with Walnut Creek Turns 100, opening on September 21, 2014. Walnut Creek Turns 100 is open to members of our community who live or work in town, and to all those who love our city. Artworks submitted should reflect Walnut Creek’s rich history, land, commerce, community, and culture, both past or present. For entry guidelines to submit artwork, go to www.bedfordgallery.org/WC100 or pick up an info packet at the Bedford Gallery front desk. Entries will be accepted online and in person. Deadline to apply is September 4th for online entries, and September 5th for in-person entries. Public Art Walking Tours: Third Saturdays, 11:00am – 12:00pm Join the Bedford Gallery Docents on a Walking Tour of Walnut Creek’s wonderful public art All shows at the beautiful Lesher Center for the Arts 1601 Civic Drive Downtown Walnut Creek (925) 943-7469 www.LesherARTScenter.org collection. Admission is $5 and includes a pass to the Bedford Gallery. Tours meet in front of the Lesher Center for the Arts at 11:00am. For more information and schedule, visit www. bedfordgallery.org/programs Seyed Alavi, Fountain Head, 2012 www.LesherARTSCenter.org | (925)943-7469 83 PRSRT STD US POSTAGE PAID WALNUT CREEK, CA PERMIT NO. 282 ECRWSS CITY OF WALNUT CREEK | 301 N. SAN CARLOS DR. | WALNUT CREEK, CA 94598 RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMER redesign Family Movies Under the Stars Attention Families! Bring your picnic and watch the stars come out over Mt. Diablo. Stay for the movie and youâ€™ll see some pretty impressive stars on our screen, too. Dates: 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 www.WalnutCreekRec.org | (925)943-5858 85