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VOLUME N o 9 SPRING 2014

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CIVIC ARTS EDUCATION

RECREATION

New courses including travel journaling, smart phone photography, and weaving for kids.

Spring registration begins February 18.

Scholarships available from Friends of Civic Arts Education Foundation, page 36.

Fun spring break camps, including Legos, earth exploration, Lindsay Museum, and cooking. Exciting new cooking and baking classes.

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!

School Year Preschool offered at three locations!

A Centennial Celebration Steering Committee, chaired by community leaders Steve and Mackenzie Lesher, is busy coming up with community-friendly ways to mark this momentous occasion, with the “100 Ways to Celebrate the 100th.” Three of those 100 ways are unique Signature Events created just for the Centennial year. They include:

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.

A school year program is offered at Fine Arts Preschool at the Shadelands Art Center, Heather Farm and Civic Park Preschools. Our programs offer well-rounded, safe and nurturing environments that are developmentally ageappropriate with a focus on developing the “whole child.” The programs serve children from 24 to 66 months, offering hands-on learning through play. Expanding social/emotional, physical and cognitive development, using both an integrated and project based curriculum, provides a “child-centered” approach to learning that makes for an exciting, dynamic learning environment. We are currently taking registrations for all preschools, including our new Pre-K, a four-day-a-week afternoon program. These popular programs fill fast so call or Scholarships are available for low and moderate income families.

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

Reserve Your Picnic Area NOW! Book your picnic up to 4 months in advance. picnic season is March 1 through November 30. Larkey  Park Medium Picnic Area (up to 75 people) $175/day Large Picnic Area (up to 300 people)  $285/day

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

Online Booki n Availa g ble!

All other picnic sites are available on a first-come/first-served basis, free of charge. For more information visit www.walnut-creek.org/picnics or call 943-5858.

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Arts CERAMICS & SCULPTURE 6-8 Youth | Adult |

MUSIC 27-31 Youth | Adult |

DRAWING, PAINTING & PRINTMAKING 9-18 Youth | Adult |

DANCE 32-34 Youth | Adult |

DIGITAL MEDIA & PHOTOGRAPHY 19-22 Youth | Adult | JEWELRY 23 Adult | GLASS 24 Adult |

DRAMA 35 Youth | FRIENDS OF CIVIC ARTS EDUCATION FOUNDATION 36-38 Exhibition CALENDAR 39 preschool 2

DECORATIVE & FIBER ARTS 25-26 Youth | Adult |

Rec HEALTH & FITNESS 42-46 Youth | Adults | Adults 50+ |

DOG/PET CARE 57 Adults |

PERSONAL ENRICHMENT 46-49 Youth | Adults | Adults 50+ |

SPORTS 58-61 Youth | Adults | Adults 50+ |

SOCIAL DANCE 50-51 Youth | Adults | Adults 50+ |

AQUATICS 62-67 Youth | Adults | Adults 50+ |

SCIENCE & TECHNology 52 SCIENCE & TECHNology 53-54 Youth | Youth | MARTIAL ARTS 53 MARTIAL ARTS| 53 Youth | Adults Youth | Adults | FOOD & COOKING 54-57 FOOD & COOKING 54-55 Youth | Adults | Youth | Adults |

TENNIS 68-69 Youth | Adults | Adults 50+ | SPECIALIZED RECREATION 71 Youth | Adults | adults 50+ 72-76 Adults 50+ |

+ more OPEN SPACE 77-79 GOLF 70 facility rentals 82

REGISTRATION 80-81 Lesher center for the arts 83 PRESCHOOL 2

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Civic Arts Education One of Northern California’s largest community arts education programs, the city’s CAE programs reach over 7,000 students of all ages and backgrounds each year with 180 artists providing 680 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

7-8

Adult

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Open Studio

DRAWING, PAINTING AND PRINTMAKING 9-12

Youth

12-18 Adult 18

Open Studio

DIGITAL MEDIA & PHOTOGRAPHY 19

Youth

19-22 Adult JEWELRY 23

Adult

GLASS 24

Adult

DECORATIVE & FIBER ARTS 25

Youth

25-26 Adult MUSIC 27-31 Youth 31

Adult

DANCE 32-34 Youth 34

Adult

DRAMA 35 Youth FRIENDS OF CIVIC ARTS EDUCATION 36-38 EXHIBITION/EVENT CALENDAR 39 PRESCHOOL

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Ceramics & Sculpture Ceramics & Sculpture

CERAMICS & SCULPTURE meet Roger Yee – Ceramics Instructor and Interim Ceramics Studio Manager Roger takes over a position held by Pete Coussoulis for the past 33 years. Roger, who has been teaching ceramics at CAE for the past 11 years, is very familiar with the program. “There is an intense relationship between humanity and ceramic vessels,” explains ceramics instructor and Interim Ceramics Studio Manager Roger Yee. “Clay objects such as vases, pots and urns have been used in everyday activities since humans first settled down to grow crops and domesticate animals.” Also an accomplished artist, Roger has a BA in Liberal Arts and an MFA in Spatial Art with a concentration in ceramics.

AGES 4-6

AGES 8-12

NEW | Clay Play: Habitats

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. This is a great introduction to 3D

experience working with clay to explore this versatile medium.

art for those young creative minds with or without clay experience.

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

Using a variety of techniques including pinch, coil, slab and

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

squeeze methods, children will learn the basics from scoring to

bowls, plates and mugs, animals and birdhouses.

glazing their work. Build imaginary worlds filled with people, animals and a place for them to reside--trees, caves, tropical islands and more!

INSTRUCTOR : Rana Nassar LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $105: 9 classes

INSTRUCTOR : Rana Nassar

Class 24671

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

Mon

5:00pm-6:30pm

4/7-6/9

No class 5/26

$102: 9 classes

Class 24669

Mon

3:45pm-4:45pm

4/7-6/9

No class 5/26

AGES 8-12

Clay: Handbuilding with Wheelthrowing Great class for students with clay experience. Work on your

AGES 5-16

Clay for Homeschoolers

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

Your hands are the two best clay tools in the world. Come see

centering to making simple pots. Pre-requisite: must have taken

what you can learn to make: cups, bowls, boxes, people, animals,

Clay Play or have clay experience with knowledge of handbuilding

bookends, houses, cars, signs, dinosaurs, miniature scenes, and

techniques.

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

lots more. Learn all the techniques to make your ideas work, plus a variety of decorative and glaze finishes. Flexibility in projects and assistance for students with special needs offered.

INSTRUCTOR : Rana Nassar LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $138: 9 classes

INSTRUCTOR : Rana Nassar

Class 24670

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

No class 5/6

$138: 9 classes

Class 24672

Wed

10:30am-12:30pm

No class 4/23 6

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Tue

3:30pm-5:30pm

4/8-6/10

Ceramics & Sculpture AGES 12-17

Ceramics (Int/Adv)

Teen Clay: Wheelthrowing/Handbuilding Beginning to intermediate instruction on the electric potter’s wheel. Instruction and creative opportunity for handbuilding techniques and projects as well. $35 supply fee ($15 tool kit if

INSTRUCTOR : Michael Berkley $192: 10 classes

Class 24881

Wed

7:00pm-10:00pm

4/2-6/11

No class 4/30

needed and $20 bag of clay).

Ceramics (Beg/Int)

INSTRUCTOR : Ellen Sachtschale

INSTRUCTOR : Coreen Abbott

LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

$192: 10 classes

$129: 10 classes

Class 24677

Wed

4:30pm-6:30pm

4/9-6/11

Class 24678

Thu

4:30pm-6:30pm

4/10-6/12

Class 24884

Thu

7:00pm-10:00pm

4/3-6/12

No class 5/1

Ceramics (Int/Adv)

A D U LT

INSTRUCTOR : Michael Berkley

Ceramics

$192: 10 classes

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

Class 24882

Fri

7:00pm-10:00pm

4/4-6/13

No class 5/2

fundamental skills. Prerequisites: For all Int/Adv classes student must be able to center and throw a simple cylinder and bowl form.

Ceramics (Beg-Adv)

Note: It is highly recommended that all beginning students attend

INSTRUCTOR : Roger Yee

the first class.

$192: 10 classes

LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

Class 24883

Sat

9:00am-12:00pm

3/29-6/7

No class 5/3

Ceramics (Beg/Int) A D U LT

INSTRUCTOR : Lynne Meade

Dinnerware (Int/Adv)

$182: 9 classes

Class 24877

Mon

9:00am-12:00pm

3/31-6/9

No class 5/26

This class will focus on making tableware and will conclude with a pot luck dinner served on students’ work. Learn the specifics of making one complete place setting: bowls, casseroles, serving dishes, cups, goblets and teapots. Each week will focus on

Ceramics (Int/Adv)

different tableware items.

INSTRUCTOR : Lynne Meade

INSTRUCTOR : Ann Henderson

$182: 9 classes

Class 24878

Mon

1:00pm-4:00pm

3/31-6/9

LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios $192: 10 classes

No class 5/26

Class 24886

Thu

1:00pm-4:00pm

4/3-6/12

No class 5/1

Ceramics (Beg-Adv) INSTRUCTOR : Lesley Jensen $182: 9 classes

Class 24879

Mon

7:00pm-10:00pm

3/31-6/9

No class 5/26

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

Ceramics (Int/Adv) INSTRUCTOR : Bruno Kark $192: 10 classes

Class 24880

Tue

7:00pm-10:00pm

Ceramics studio information

4/1-6/3

accessible electric potter’s wheel available.

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Ceramics & Sculpture A D U LT

A D U LT

Garden Vessels and Expressive Totems (Int/Adv)

Pottery Making for Raku Firing (Int/Adv)

Create a fantastical garden of voluptuous vessels and totems

with tongs, then withdrawn and usually heavily smoked. The

that express your unique personality. Totems will include large

first half of class will focus on forms and techniques in making

tactile beads, sculptural elements and journalistic pieces that are

both handbuilt and wheel thrown objects that work well with the

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

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

mushroom sculptures and more. Instructor’s bulbous textured slab

and terra sigillata. The second half of class will focus on firing of

techniques will be demonstrated in the garden vessel portion of

work. Note: Students participate in the firing process and must

this class.

be physically able to pull their own work from kiln. It is advisable

Raku is a low-firing process. Preheated ware is put into a hot kiln

students provide their own gloves and tongs which are also

INSTRUCTOR : Ellen Sachtschale

available in the studio for purchase. No registration permitted after

LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

second class.

$192: 10 classes

Class 24891

Thu

9:00am-12:00pm

4/3-6/12

No class 5/1

INSTRUCTOR : James Newton LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios $233: 10 classes

Class 24890

A D U LT

Handmade Art Tiles and Wall Reliefs (Beg-Adv) Explore a variety of methods for making art tiles and wall reliefs. Emphasis on decorative techniques with underglazes, slips and

Fri

9:00am-12:00pm

4/4-6/13

No class 5/2

A D U LT

Sodium Vapor (Int/Adv)

glazes to enhance your work. Moldmaking techniques and use of

Emphasis on ceramic work for high-fire salt kiln, to be stacked with

extruded forms will be included, as well as surface decoration with

kiln shelves. Students participate in loading and unloading of kilns.

carving, stamp images and relief designs.

INSTRUCTOR : Roger Yee

INSTRUCTOR : Ed Blackburn

LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

$233: 10 classes

$182: 9 classes

Class 24935

Sun

Class 24889 10:00am-1:00pm

3/30-6/8

Wed

9:00am-12:00pm

4/2-6/11

No class 4/30

No class 5/4, 5/25

A D U LT A D U LT

Open Studio Ceramics

Intro to Sculpture

Open Studio provides up to 30 hours per week of supervised

More fully understand the process of working with clay and

studio time for currently enrolled ceramics and sculpture students

constructing sculpted ceramic objects from functional to figurative.

to enhance and share skills and knowledge. Hours may be

Investigate broad artistic concepts like abstraction, representation,

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

form and/or narrative through building demonstrations, image

all legal city holidays. Check current Open Studio hours posted in

presentations and our own explorations in the studio. Techniques

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

include pinch, slab, coil and solid handbuilding methods. Surface

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

texture and treatments both ceramic and nontraditional also

equipment are included in the fee. Clay Arts Guild members

addressed. No wheel work will be taught.

qualify for discounted open studio fee and other benefits. Studio use is strictly for non-commercial learning purposes.

INSTRUCTOR : Chris Kanyusik LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

$192: 10 classes

$152 $91: Walnut Creek Clay Arts Guild Members

Class 24887

Tue

9:00am-12:00pm

4/1-6/3

Class 24888

Tue

1:00pm-4:00pm

4/1-6/3

Class 24869

12:00pm-7:00pm

No class 4/30-5/4, 5/25-26

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CERAMICS & SCULPTURE Drawing, Painting & Printmaking

DRAWING, PAINTING & PRINTMAKING

AGES 4-6

I Can Do It Art Studio art instruction for older preschool children. Young artists use their imaginations and learn new skills to create their own works of art. Students will explore paints, clay, wood, chalk, pens

AGES 1½-3

and more as they draw, paint and explore new media. A wonderful

Terribly Terrific Twos: Toddler/Parent Designed to foster the toddler/parent relationship, explore social,

class for developing creativity and confidence. Activities change each quarter.

physical, language development and parent education. Exploration

INSTRUCTOR : Rana Nassar

activities including music and movement, tactile and visual art

LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

exploration and circle activities will be offered each session.

$69: 5 classes

INSTRUCTOR : Julie Tadena

Class 24673

Wed

3:30pm-4:30pm

4/9-5/7

LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

Class 24674

Wed

4:45pm-5:45pm

4/9-5/7

Class 24675

Wed

3:30pm-4:30pm

5/14-6/11

Class 24676

Wed

4:45pm-5:45pm

5/14-6/11

Terribly Terrific Twos (Ages 1½-2) $114: 10 classes

$5 supply fee due at first class

Class 24666

9:00am-10:15am

Fri

4/11-6/13

Terribly Terrific Twos (Ages 2-3) $133: 10 classes

$5 supply fee due at first class

Class 24667

10:30am-12:00pm

Fri

4/11-6/13

AGES 5-10

Spring Art Days Springtime makes everyone want to sing ‘Zip-A-Dee-Do-Dah, Zip-A-Dee-A, My oh my what a wonderful day!’ Spring Art Days are inspired by songs. Get ready to create each of these songs by using various art techniques. Come spend a day or even the whole week at the Shadelands campus. Brink snack and a drink. INSTRUCTOR : Lisa Taft

Let’s All Sing Like the Birdies Sing! This is our day to celebrate our feathered friends. Make your own special bird and create its own special house. Class 24655

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $37: 1 class

Wed

9:30am-12:30pm

4/23

I’m Bringing Home a Baby Bumblebee! Springtime brings out all sorts of creatures: caterpillars, butterflies,

Bloom and Grow

bees, spiders and ants. What type of bug will you create and what

In this class we will draw, paint and create a fantasy garden. We

will you use to bring it home?

will also make a garden art sculpture for our own garden at home. Class 24653

Mon

9:30am-12:30pm

Class 24656

Thu

9:30am-12:30pm

4/24

4/21

Old McDonald Had a Farm Row Your Boat

Springtime is a busy time on the farm. Lots of farm animals have

Create your very own boat from recycled materials. Will it sink or

babies. We will draw, paint and create animals, and a special farm

float? You will also make a small ship in a bottle water globe.

for them to live on.

Class 24654

Class 24657

Tue

9:30am-12:30pm

4/22

Fri

9:30am-12:30pm

4/25

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Drawing, Painting & Printmaking AGES 6-8

Arts, Adventures and Academics Summer Camp 2014

Kids’ Sketch: An Introduction to Drawing

June 23 - July 25

‘Drawing is the art of taking a line for a walk.’--Paul Klee. Learn the

New: 2-, 3- & 5-week sessions!

fundamentals of drawing and sketching including: line, texture,

This ever popular arts-based intensive, for 1st-9th graders, will offer classes in: ceramics, cooking, glass fusing, stained glass, cartooning, drama, movie making, dance and much more! Credentialed

contour, simple perspective and composition. Projects include still lifes, landscapes, cityscapes, all of which serve to expose students to work in pencil, colored pencil, marker and charcoal. Ideal for students with little or no formal drawing experience to discover the sheer fun and satisfaction of drawing. Children repeating this class will have extended projects that provide further independent growth and development in the medium.

teachers or professional artists

INSTRUCTOR : Sue Scott

teach all classes!

LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

Register early to take

$82: 9 classes

advantage of our payment plan and to get the best choices of

Class 24683

classes. Early registration discount ends April 1.

No class 5/26

Mon

3:30pm-4:30pm

4/7-6/9

Registration begins on March 3 Classes are from 9:30am–12:30pm at Walnut Creek Intermediate Our full-day option continues at Heather Farm (transportation included) with invigorating outdoor fun and field trips.

AGES 6-8

Paint Box Open the paint box and find a world where your imagination will lead you to discover new and exciting ways to use paints. Use

An early morning care

tempera, acrylic and watercolor paints combined with drawing

option is also available

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

beginning at 7:00am.

about creating depth in your paintings, reducing complex subjects to a simpler form and creating texture with pattern and repetition. Students repeating this class will have extended projects that

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provide further independent growth and development in the medium. INSTRUCTOR : Sue Scott LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

AGES 5-7

Primary Colors: Early Elementary Art Studio art for primary school age children. Drawing, painting and

$82: 9 classes

Class 24694

Mon

4:45pm-5:45pm

4/7-6/9

No class 5/24

sculpting techniques as children explore the basic design concepts of line, shape, color, texture and more. Sculpture and collage projects included. Completion of ‘I Can Do it Art’ recommended.

AGES 6-8

Children repeating this class will have extended projects that

Cartooning: Basic Drawing Skills

provide further independent growth and development.

Learn the basic drawing skills needed to create cartoon characters

INSTRUCTOR : Sue Scott

and stories that are the foundation of successful cartooning.

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

Expressive faces and bodies in action will be explored, along with creative viewpoints and settings. Media include pencil,

$88: 10 classes

Class 24695

Wed

3:30pm-4:30pm

4/9-6/11

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 $89: 10 classes

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Tue

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Drawing, Painting & Printmaking AGES 7-10

AGES 8-12

Tinkering/Found Object Assemblage Tinkering is what happens when you try something you don’t quite

NEW | The Natural World: A Beginning Art Class for Older Children

know how to do, guided by whim, imagination and curiosity. When

This class is for older students beginning to explore the visual

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

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

no right or wrong ways of doing things. We’ll use real wood, real

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

hand tools and your imagination to create contraptions that roll,

confidence in their creative expressions along with art vocabulary,

float and move. Our process will start with a doodle, a brainstorm

the tools and techniques of basic design, and experiences looking

of ideas, and deal with challenges, design and construction of

at art. Collaborative learning through group projects will also be

individual projects.

part of the curriculum. The natural world is the inspiration with the goals being skill development, basic design knowledge and

INSTRUCTOR : Sue Scott

certainly fun!

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Peter Brown

$108: 10 classes

Class 24682

Wed

4:45pm-6:15pm

4/9-6/11

LOCATION Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center $108: 10 classes

Class 24698

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

Thu

4:00pm-5:30pm

4/10-6/12

AGES 8-14

Acrylic & Oil Painting Studio for Homeschoolers

composition will be explored. Completion of Paint Box or a similar

For students who have had some painting experience and are

art class recommended.

interested in learning to paint with oil paint (water-based) and/or further explore acrylic paint. Color mixing, light, form, texture and

INSTRUCTOR : Karen Kelly

composition will be explored.

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $108: 10 classes

Class 24663

$10 supply fee due at first class

Thu

3:30pm-5:00pm

4/10-6/12

INSTRUCTOR : Karen Kelly LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $116: 10 classes

$10 supply fee due at first class

Class 24664

1:00pm-2:30pm

Fri

4/11-6/13

AGES 8-12

NEW | The Comics: Int/Adv Cartooning Take your fun ideas and turn them into finished cartoons, comics, Animae/Manga character designs and story illustrations. Learn advanced drawing techniques, storytelling, and the process of making an illustration. Create and develop characters, settings and environments using perspective and other cartooning techniques.

AGES 8-14

Masters & Contemporary Painters Studio Visit the works of a different artist each week and examine their techniques and methods of working with the medium. Focus on an important piece of that artist’s body of work. Children

INSTRUCTOR : Tim Hancock

often find these studies and exercises to be huge confidence

LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

builders, exposing them to new approaches to their own creative

$116: 10 classes

$10 supply fee due at first class

expression. Work in both acrylic and oil paint, selecting artists

Class 24681

4:45pm-6:15pm

Tue

4/8-6/10

from Michelangelo to Picasso. Completion of Paint Box or a similar class recommended. INSTRUCTOR : Karen Kelly LOCATION Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center

Scholarships available!

$108: 10 classes

$10 supply fee due at first class

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

Class 24665

4:00pm-5:30pm

Fri

4/11-6/13

more information.

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Drawing, Painting & Printmaking AGES 15 & up

A Toolbox of Knowledge for Drawing You do not need a bunch of equipment or ‘talent’ to learn how to draw. You do need some basic knowledge, a decent pencil, a ruler and a drawing pad. This is a fast-paced, comprehensive workshop designed for both beginning and experienced artists. Drawing is the foundation of the visual arts. Whether you dream of making paintings, clothing, sculpture, or a new home, the first step is a drawing. INSTRUCTOR : Peter Brown LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $56: 2 classes

Class 24696

Sat

9:30am-12:00pm

4/12-4/19

Class 24697

Sat

9:30am-12:00pm

6/7-6/14

A D U LT

Mira M White AGES 11-17

NEW | Imaginary Creatures: Creating with Paper Mache Have you ever seen those large puppet heads at street fairs or protests--they are very powerful! Students will engage in two to three individual and collaborative projects, creating imaginary creatures with unique powers and attitudes. We’ll also learn the

Anyone can learn to draw in this class. Ease into the world of drawing with step by step instructions and simple exercises to become familiar with different drawing materials. Students will learn basic concepts and gain the ability to express themselves as they further develop their skills and confidence. In each class we will look at both contemporary and master drawings, spanning many cultures, for insight and inspiration. Visit drawing2see.

basics of paper mache from building simple armatures to working

blogspot.com for more information.

with plaster/paper mache.

INSTRUCTOR : Staff

INSTRUCTOR : Ellen Sachtschale

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center

$129: 9 classes

$143: 10 classes

Class 25091

Class 24866

Tue

4:00pm-6:00pm

4/8-6/10

AGES 11-17

Mon

1:00pm-3:30pm

4/7-6/9

No class 5/26

A D U LT

Teen Drawing & Painting

Art Workshop

For young artists interested in taking their drawing and painting

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

to a higher level. Explore a variety of subjects, developing

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

an understanding of form, composition, line, light/shadow,

applications. For intermediate and advanced students who would

perspective and color. Students may work at the easel, initially

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

focusing on basic techniques, then moving on to more complex

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

projects. Student exposure to a variety of mediums including

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

acrylics, pastels, charcoal pencil and watercolor. Continuing

along with brief information on artists past and present.

students receive individual help in their areas of interest and medium of their choice.

$169: 10 classes

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center $143: 10 classes

$15 supply fee due at first class

Class 24668

4:15pm-6:15pm

Tue

INSTRUCTOR : Mark Jezierny LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Patsy Taylor

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Class 24750

Wed

1:00pm-4:00pm

4/9-6/11

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NEW | All About Drawing: Classical & Contemporary

Stunning Soft Pastels

This course is for beginners and continuing students who want to

who want to introduce fresh visual elements into drawings and

enrich their artwork with an intense focus on the joy of drawing.

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

Whether you are a mark maker and love doodling imaginary

is its versatility. Soft pastels combine well with watercolor, acrylics,

images or someone who finds great satisfaction in rendering a

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

form accurately with great detail, this course is for you. Work with

marking pens and ink). Traditional and innovative processes will

a variety of black and white media: graphite, graphite powder,

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

charcoal, pen & ink, sharpies. Combine observational study with projects targeting personal invention. Materials list online at www. arts-ed.org.

INSTRUCTOR : Mira M White LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $169: 10 classes

INSTRUCTOR : Mira M White

Class 24743

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $169: 10 classes

Class 24741

This class is for adventurous beginners and continuing artists

Thu

9:00am-12:00pm

4/10-6/12

Tue

1:00pm-4:00pm

4/8-6/10

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Enjoy Watercolor (Beg/Int) Learn the pure and simple techniques of watercolor in this class

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Drawing: Sketching & Rendering

for beginners and intermediates. At each class, demonstrations will be offered on topics such as using watercolor transparently,

Learn to draw quickly, accurately and with confidence. Learning

layering, texturing, and more. Students will receive individual

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

instruction and critique. Materials discussed at first class.

sketching them on to paper will be the focus of this class. Topics include still life, composition, texture, basic perspective, shading along with landscape and figurative themes. Students should bring paper, pencils, ruler and eraser to class. Beginners welcome.

INSTRUCTOR : Patricia Strout LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $169: 10 classes

Class 24803

INSTRUCTOR : Mark Jezierny

Tue

9:00am-12:00pm

4/8-6/10

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

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$169: 10 classes

Class 24751

Fri

6:30pm-9:30pm

4/11-6/13

Exploring Watercolor (Int) Join our caravan of like-minded seekers and dive into the unexpected joy of watercolor! Perfect for the continuing artist who

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Drawing & Painting: Intro to Different Mediums

wants a fresh start or needs a gentle push along the way. We will work together in a series of little paintings using the transparent magic of watercolor to create our own ‘Artists Voice’. From the

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

moment we wet our brush to our final colorful stroke we will try

know nothing or not enough to get started? Do you want to try

to evoke the presence of each artist in their work, discovering the

a new medium before purchasing products? Core skills taught

personal palette of colors and shapes unique to each of us. $25

while exposing you to a wide variety of techniques and mediums,

supply kit available from instructor, but not required. Materials list

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

online at www.arts-ed.org.

class with lots of exposure to techniques and tools with a focus on expanding in the direction of your choice.

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Patsy Taylor

$109: 6 classes

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

Class 24752

$169: 10 classes

$25 supply fee due at first class

Class 24747

6:30pm-9:30pm

Wed

INSTRUCTOR : Casey Rasmussen White

Wed

6:30pm-9:30pm

4/9-5/14

4/9-6/11

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Watercolor Painting (Int/Adv) Explore watercolor to its fullest with emphasis upon learning

NEW | Introduction to Intaglio and Relief Printmaking

a direct painting process, using principles of design, and your

In this class we will focus on two kinds of printmaking--intaglio

own creative vision to make exciting watercolor paintings. Bring

and relief printing. The intaglio process will consist of etchings

reference materials and painting materials. Demonstrations,

and drypoints. In relief printing, we will create linocuts and/or

coaching and critiques as needed.

woodcuts. Please bring materials to first class. Artists of all levels are welcome. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org.

INSTRUCTOR : Leslie Wilson LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Moose Wesler

$169: 10 classes

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

Class 24740

Wed

2:00pm-5:00pm

4/9-6/11

$198: 10 classes

Class 24739

Fri

1:00pm-4:00pm

4/11-6/13

Class 25041

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Tue

6:00pm-9:00pm

4/8-6/10

SPECIAL INTEREST

Monday Morning Painting Primary focus is on the development of each student’s personal style in painting. Classes will alternate with short demos, reviews, challenges and end-of-class critiques. All painting styles and subject matter are acceptable. Lessons focus on still-life and landscape. Work is primarily from photo references. Bring supplies for the medium of your choice. Beginners with absolutely no knowledge of paints should consider Drawing & Painting: Intro to Different Mediums as a prerequisite.

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Figure Drawing Quick gesture sketches and longer poses train your eye to observe and render the human form. Learn to use blocking, foreshortening, value shapes and other techniques to enhance your drawing skills. Beginners bring vine charcoal, drawing board and 18x24 rough newsprint to first class. Supplies and materials discussed in class. Experienced students bring own supplies. Undraped models used;

INSTRUCTOR : Patsy Taylor

teens may be admitted with permission of parent and instructor.

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

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

$154: 9 classes

Class 24748

Mon

INSTRUCTOR : Jody Mattison

9:00am-12:00pm

4/7-6/9

No class 5/26

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center $202: 10 classes

Class 24732

Fri

9:00am-12:00pm

4/11-6/13

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Night Painting: Oil & Acrylics (Beg-Adv) Using still life and photo references both as inspiration and a learning tool, students will be introduced to a variety of subjects while concentrating on learning and reinforcing the fundamentals of painting: drawing, composition, color, and brushwork. Classes will include a variety of short demos, warm-ups, skills reviews, challenges and end of the class critiques. Bring supplies and be prepared to paint in medium of your choice. Beginners with absolutely no knowledge of paints or painting should consider Drawing & Painting: Intro to Different Mediums a prerequisite.

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Portrait and Figure Drawing & Painting This continuing portrait and figure class is for both drawing and painting students. One, two, or three session poses with nude and clothed models each quarter. New students are welcome and strongly encouraged to work in charcoal and pencil to build up drawing skills. Continuing students may progress to oil, acrylic, water media or chalk pastel. Drawing and painting topics demonstrated and individually addressed, including basic block-in, composition, measuring, proportion, foreshortening, anatomy,

INSTRUCTOR : Patsy Taylor

value, color, layering and brushwork. Materials list online at www.

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

arts-ed.org.

$169: 10 classes

Class 24749

Thu

INSTRUCTOR : Jody Mattison

6:30pm-9:30pm

4/10-6/12

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center $204: 9 classes

Class 24736

Sat

No class 5/24 14

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4/12-6/14

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Figure Painting Like the Old Masters Learn the techniques of Titian and other old masters. Using oils (preferred) or acrylics, we will work through the processes of underpainting, grisaille, layering and glazing to achieve a beautiful and timeless three-dimensionality. Previous experience drawing the figure recommended. Previous experience with paint is helpful but not necessary. Come to first class with materials, ready to work. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org. INSTRUCTOR : Jody Mattison LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center $202: 10 classes

Class 24737

Thu

9:00am-12:00pm

4/10-6/12

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The Figure in Watercolor This class will involve working from the model with short demos, critiques and individual instruction in all things related to working from the figure. Costumed and undraped poses from warm-up to 60 minutes. Appropriate for watercolor or drawing. This class will focus on tools and technique, value, color design, edges and process. INSTRUCTOR : John Finger

Seema Mahboob

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center $193: 9 classes

Class 24730

Mon

6:30pm-9:30pm

4/7-6/9

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Japanese Brush Painting

No class 5/26

Gain the freedom of brush strokes that give excitement to art work. Oriental brush painting makes you aware of our world and

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Abstract & Non-objective Painting (Acrylics)

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

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

online at www.arts-ed.org.

on the painted surface. Transform reality or develop completely nonrepresentational imagery. Class supports your process, from

basic elements and discipline essential to the practice of Sumi-e. Lectures, demonstrations, individual help each class. Materials list

INSTRUCTOR : Fumiyo Yoshikawa

accessing your creative source and gathering ideas, to developing

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

concepts and visual vocabulary. Emphasis on composition, color,

$140: 8 classes

shape, movement and texture. Experimentation is encouraged;

Class 24731

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

No class 4/14, 5/26

Mon

9:00am-12:00pm

4/7-6/9

your work. Demonstrations, activities and individual and group critiques. All levels welcome. Materials list at www.arts-ed.org. INSTRUCTOR : Tesia Blackburn LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center $162: 9 classes

Class 24729

Mon

12:30pm-3:30pm

4/7-6/9

No class 5/26

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Drawing, Painting & Printmaking TEACHER FEATURE: KAREN “MOOSE” WESLER “I fell in love with etching in college at Brandeis University. I found it a magical medium: the excitement of lifting the paper off of a shiny piece of metal and seeing the plate and its mirror on the glistening sheet of paper were wondrous to me,” enthuses Civic Arts Education’s new printmaking instructor Karen “Moose” Wesler. A practicing artist for more than 30 years, she first taught for CAE in 2005 when she shared her talents in both printmaking and children’s classes. She went on to teach in a variety of schools, museums and community centers around the Bay Area and currently teaches art in the Moraga school district. Moose will focus on two kinds of printmaking—intaglio and relief—in her class, which takes place on Tuesdays from 6:00-9:00 pm.

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Mix Those Media! Stretch your boundaries and approach painting from a less

Portrait and Landscape Painting from Photographs: Oil/Acrylics

predictable perspective. This class inspires continuing artists and

Expand your creativity and art education while having fun. Learn

adventurous beginners to strengthen their visual voice, discover

to create strong compositions and attain accurate color, values,

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

and representation through demonstrations and individual

Combine traditional and unusual media to yield rich results.

instruction. Acquire a greater visual awareness and skill to

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

interpret and execute a portrait, working from photographs.

techniques, some photo transfer-a potpourri of mixed media

Develop your painting abilities to work in a representational

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

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

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

INSTRUCTOR : Gary Bergren

INSTRUCTOR : Mira M White

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

$140: 8 classes

$169: 10 classes

Class 24742

Fri

Class 24868 9:00am-12:00pm

4/11-6/13

Tue

6:30pm-9:30pm

4/8-6/10

9:00am-12:00pm

4/9-6/11

No class 5/20, 5/27

Class 24867

Wed

No class 5/21, 5/28

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Discover how to translate emotion into a watercolor landscape

Plein Air Painting Experience

painting. Photographs are invaluable-if used correctly. Beginners

Enjoy painting in the natural environment! We will have a brief

and continuing painters experience the landscape, through

philosophy of plein air painting, sketching and designing a

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

painting. Locations include park, cityscapes and waterscapes.

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

Explore direct painting with vibrant color with an emphasis

Techniques are shown to move beyond realism to a bolder, more

on light and composition; use of digital camera as a tool for

abstract version of a landscape with demonstrations, individual

composition and how to include figures in paintings. Suggested

and group critiques. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org.

text Kevin Mcpherson’s ‘Landscape Painting Inside and Out’. Students encouraged to be inventive, experiment and develop

INSTRUCTOR : Pamela Howett

their own color sense. Enjoy the excitement of morning light and

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

seasonal colors. Oil or acrylic preferred. Materials list online at

$154: 9 classes

Class 24745

Mon

www.arts-ed.org. 6:30pm-9:30pm

No class 5/26

4/7-6/9

INSTRUCTOR : Mary Lou Correia LOCATION Off-Site $146: 6 classes

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Fri

10:00am-1:30pm

4/11-5/16

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WORKSHOPS

Secrets of Color Does color theory make you cross-eyed? Learn the secrets of color in this exciting workshop. Color mixing becomes a breeze once you understand the simple rules. Each week we will discover different aspects to using color, while you assemble a color ‘bible’ to keep as your personal guide. Lecture and demo, with lots of practical painting exercises. Materials list online at www.artsed.org; some materials will be introduced for purchase later in session.

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NEW | Trace Monotypes Experiment with a printmaking technique used by Paul Klee and Paul Gauguin. A direct method that yields not one but three slightly different prints: one printed by hand and two printed using a press. Original drawings or other traced images will be transferred into a block of etching ink, which prints onto art

INSTRUCTOR : Jody Mattison

papers. Abstractions and special effects including color are all

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

possible in this versatile and fun method. The class will run on two consecutive Sundays allowing participants to prepare materials

$169: 10 classes

Class 24738

Tue

1:00pm-4:00pm

4/8-6/10

for printing between sessions. Good for beginners as well as experienced printmakers. INSTRUCTOR : Ronna Leon

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Collage with Acrylic and Watercolor This class is for those who have never painted before, as well

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $178: 2 classes

$20 supply fee due at first class

Class 24786

12:00pm-4:00pm

Sun

4/6-4/13

as painters of all levels. Learn about the proper grounds and mediums suitable for collage. Create an interesting effect with multiple thin layers of acrylic or watercolor. Learn to blend the edges of added material without creating hard cut and paste edges. Techniques include how to color and dye tissue paper, treat and alter magazine papers, and hand printmaking techniques to enhance your collage. Also includes demonstrations and discussions on elements of art. Materials list online at www.artsed.org.

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NEW | Travel Journaling Prepare your sketchbook to maximize the experience of sketching while traveling! This class is packed with information and creative ideas. Start by creating a title page and start filling your sketchbook with reference materials that will assist you on your journey. Using the artist’s means: color, texture, line, etc., explore

INSTRUCTOR : Seema Mahboob

your options of how to express your ideas on paper. Experiment

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

with different ideas from toning paper with metallic watercolor, using maps, collage, using text as design and pop-ups in your

$175: 4 classes

Class 25039

Sat

2:00pm-5:00pm

4/12-5/3

Class 25040

Sat

2:00pm-5:00pm

5/10-6/7

No class 5/24

sketchbook. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org. INSTRUCTOR : Chris Messer LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $153: 2 classes

Class 24779

$10 supply fee due at first class

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

4/26-4/27

Chris Messer

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Sketchbook Journal Workshop Whether traveling around the globe or making observations in your backyard, journaling is a wonderful way to combine the joys

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of drawing with your experiences in life. Find out you can draw

Open Studio Figure Drawing & Painting

through journaling! Make your journal a personal and creative

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

experience. Learn the methods and materials for ‘quick’ sketches,

supervised use; no instructor. Participants provide their own

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

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

it all compact and travel ready. First meeting in Studio, remainder

solvents in class.

on location. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org. INSTRUCTOR : Jody Mattison INSTRUCTOR : Patsy Taylor

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

$140: 10 classes $97: w/ another CAE class

$98: 4 classes

Class 24787

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

5/3-5/11

Class 24733

Fri

1:00pm-4:00pm

4/11-6/13

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Flowing Paint on Silk

Open Studio Painting

One of the most exciting aspects of painting silk is the opportunity

Open to all experienced painters and current painting students.

to create strikingly vivid textures of color. In this introductory

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

course, participants will create a scarf or tapestry, using the

provide their own supplies and are responsible for cleanup.

basic silk painting techniques. As the hand of the artist delicately guides the flow of the liquid, the colors glide through the silk and generate delight and excitement. The result is stunning! All levels are welcome. $5 supply fee per 31’ x 31’ silk. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org. INSTRUCTOR : Tomoko Murakami

10:00am-4:00pm

Class 24734

Thu

1:00pm-5:00pm

4/10-6/12

Open Studio Printmaking

$121: 2 classes

Sun

$111: 10 classes $55: w/ another CAE class

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LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

Class 24828

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

5/11-5/18

Open to all experienced printmakers who have taken a CAE class within the past three quarters or are currently enrolled in a class. Use a fine art custom handmade French American professional

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Mokuhanga-Japanese Woodblock Printing

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

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

inks and any specialized materials.

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

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

introduces a traditional Japanese woodblock printing process, Ukiyo-E technique. Participants learn to carve the woodblock, use Japanese carving tools, and print with water-based ink on Japanese paper. Participants will cut their own woodblocks and

$111: 10 classes $55: w/ another CAE class

Class 24735

Thu

1:00pm-5:00pm

4/10-6/12

create a small edition of multicolor prints. All levels are welcome. Bring a bag lunch. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org. INSTRUCTOR : Tomoko Murakami LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

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Scholarships available!

$190: 3 classes

$30 supply fee due at first class

Class 24788

10:00am-4:00am

Sun

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6/1-6/15

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

Digital Media & Photography

DIGITAL MEDIA & PHOTOGRAPHY

AGES 13-17

Bill Helsel

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NEW | Smart Phoneography

Using Your Camera Made Simple

The mobile phone camera is changing the way people take,

Having trouble getting your camera to give you the results you

enhance and share their pictures! This course will turn your

want? Instructor will bring in different camera types. Learn to make

mobile phone into your best camera. Students will transform their

better creative decisions, how to control lighting, movement and

images into works of art using a variety of ‘apps’ for capturing and

flash. Learn how to download pictures from your camera on to the

processing images. We will focus on composition, light and color

computer and the best way to save, store and archive your images.

theory, along with learning how to best use apps for shooting,

Bring your camera, manual and questions to class for individual

editing and creative processing on your phone. Students will need

help.

to purchase approximately $30 in apps. No prior photography experience is required.

LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Erin Hall

$109: 4 classes

LOCATION Civic Park, Park Place

Class 25233

$108: 10 classes

Class 24865

Fri

INSTRUCTOR : Greg Hazard

Mon

6:30pm-9:30pm

5/5-6/2

No class 5/26

4:00pm-5:30pm

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Take Control of Your Digital Camera

CAE Photography Forum

Learn a clear and understandable approach to composing great

The mission of the Photography Forum is to encourage

photographs and how to gain more control over the design of

photographers of all levels to continue to study the art of

pictures by subject placement, framing, and selecting a point

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

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

and experiences. Meets third Tuesday of each month (June

management will be explained. We will investigate the creative

through May) to share images, critiques, technical developments,

aspects of digital photography and discuss the importance of

and hear guest speakers. Photographic field trips and workshops

obtaining correct exposure. Photographic assignments and a field

allow members to broaden their knowledge of photography. Field

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

trip expenses are the responsibility of participants. Attendance at one meeting is free to enrolled CAE students.

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Tom Crews

$123: 7 classes

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $71: Yearly Membership

Class 23315

Tue

7:00pm-9:30pm

INSTRUCTOR : Tom Crews

Class 24825

Thu

6:30pm-9:00pm

5/8-6/12

Field Trip

Sat

11:00am-1:00pm

6/7

6/18-5/20

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The Joy of Digital Photography Learn to see photographically. Individual student growth is encouraged by working both indoors and outside taking scenics, portraits, still lifes, and landscapes/cityscapes, working with lighting, composition, content. Plus, you learn about shutter speed, f-stops, light meters, ISO, Dynamic Range, Icon, Settings, RAW or JPEG, Color Balance, and more! INSTRUCTOR : Conrad Johnson LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center $123: 7 classes

Class 25085

Tue

9:30am-11:30am

4/8-5/20

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $123: 7 classes

Class 25084

Mon

7:00pm-9:00pm

4/7-5/19

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Introduction to Photoshop Elements Photoshop Elements is a wonderful image editing program with most of the features of Photoshop which are directed primarily Reid Thaler A D U LT

to the photographer. Concentrate on those features needed to edit your digital images: navigate your way around the program, viewing and save your files, resize and crop, understand layers,

Inside Your Canon DSLR

image adjustments, using levels, hue/saturation, color balance,

Learn about all of the features of your Canon EOS Digital Single

selecting and editing tools to work on photographs. Assignments

Lens Reflex Camera. We will cover all of the functions of the

allow students to practice the tools and techniques learned in class.

camera’s buttons, dials, and menus and how these features will

INSTRUCTOR : Tom Crews

help in improving your photography. Bring your camera, manual,

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

and questions.

$86: 6 classes

INSTRUCTOR : Tom Crews

Class 24822

Wed

6:30pm-9:00pm

4/9-5/14

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $47: 1 class

Class 24823

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Sat

10:00am-12:30pm

4/26

Photoshop Made Simple Are you frustrated by how complex Photoshop seems? This class

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will show beginners how to achieve beautiful editing in Photoshop

Inside Your Nikon DSLR

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

Learn about all of the features of your Nikon Digital Single Lens

straight forward ways to make your images look beautiful! Laptop

Reflex Camera. We will cover all of the functions of the camera’s

computers with Photoshop CS3 are provided if you do not have

buttons, dials, and menus and how these features will help in

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

improving your photography. Bring your camera, manual and

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

questions.

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

INSTRUCTOR : Tom Crews INSTRUCTOR : Greg Hazard

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

$47: 1 class

Class 24824

Sat

1:00pm-3:30pm

4/26

$85: 4 classes

Class 25323 20

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6:30pm-9:30pm

5/13-6/3

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Short Movie Workshop

The Magic of Black & White

This lab-based course uses collaborative teams to produce original

Without the distraction of color you can make powerful images

short narrative films suitable for public screenings and film festival

that reveal the essence of a landscape; with infrared a good

submission. Students are exposed to all aspects of the movie

landscape can become magical. We’ll cover good composition,

making process while exploring specific disciplines, such as story

seeing with fresh eyes, conventional and infrared digital capture

development, film acting, directing, camera, lighting, sound, and

and conversion from RAW files and B&W film. Two field trips

editing. HD video cameras and Apple editing laptops are supplied.

to great locations plus critiques of your work. Use any digital or

No experience necessary.

film camera allowing manual focus, aperture, and shutter speed, provided you already understand its controls. Tripod and remote

INSTRUCTOR : Frank Pappas

release recommended.

LOCATION Civic Park , Park Place

INSTRUCTOR : Bill Helsel

$209: 10 classes

Class 24821

Tue

6:30pm-9:30pm

4/8-6/10

LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center $99: 5 classes

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Lighting Techniques Made Simple

Class 24819

Wed

7:30pm-9:30pm

4/9-4/23

Field Trip

Sat

4:30pm-8:30pm

4/12

Field Trip

Sat

6:30am-11:00am

4/19

Lighting is the basis for all great photographs. Uncover the mysteries of light. Hands-on course for beginners with any type of camera. The instructor will bring all types of lighting and camera equipment and demonstrate different techniques for lighting any

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Exploring Close-Up Photography

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

An expanded working knowledge of equipment and techniques

will discuss indoor and outdoor lighting techniques and include a

helps photographers create fantastic close-up photos. How to

Saturday morning outdoor photo shoot.

get close to the subject, lighting considerations, how to stabilize your camera, depth of field, compositional elements, and more!

INSTRUCTOR : Greg Hazard

An assignment and field trip provide you with an opportunity

LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

to practice the tools and techniques learned and allows the

$113: 5 classes

instructor to observe and improve your techniques. Provide your

Class 25224

Mon

6:30pm-9:30pm

4/7-4/28

own camera and have some working knowledge of the basic

Field Trip

Sat

9:00am-1:00pm

4/19

photographic principles. No special close-up equipment required. INSTRUCTOR : Tom Crews LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center $85: 3 classes

Class 24826

Sat

10:00am-12:30pm

5/31-6/7

Field Trip

Sat

1:00pm-3:00pm

5/31

Reid Thaler

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Digital Media & Photography A D U LT

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Exploring Landscape Photography

DAM! Where Are My Photos?

Discover how to see, create and share the magic of local wild

Digital Asset Management (DAM) using Adobe Lightroom file

landscapes in an spring photo-exploration of Mt. Diablo’s hidden

folders and names. You’ll establish a workflow for downloading,

canyons. Two Saturday slide lectures and field sessions provide

backing up, rating, renaming. Learn Digital Asset Management

composition, exposure tools and practice creating beautiful

and keep track of your images using software rather than grouping

landscape photos in afternoon and sunset light. We’ll critique

and archiving photographs. Emphasis will be on using Adobe

photos from the first session in the second class, discuss more

Photoshop Lightroom, although principles apply universally.

locations and offer resources for continued learning. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org.

INSTRUCTOR : Reid Thaler LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Susan Reynolds

$87: 1 class

LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

Class 25081

Sat

10:00am-3:30pm

5/31

$91: 2 classes

Class 24813

Sat

3:00pm-8:00pm

4/26-5/3

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Lightroom-Develop Mode

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Take Your Photography to the Next Level

Designed for professional and enthusiast photographers, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is a beginning-to-end software solution for efficiently organizing, editing, printing, and publishing photo

Whether you are a budding photographer or a seasoned shooter,

books, slideshow, web galleries, and posting to social media sites.

learn what makes a photo captivating and emotional. Train your

You’ll learn to use sophisticated, but easy to use, global and local

eye to seek out pleasing textures, compositions, colors, textures,

contrast, saturation, and brightness tools. Lightroom’s many preset

moods, and tones. Explore seven qualities of light to enhance your

options enable you to increase your productivity and accuracy so

vision. Class will include a slideshow that highlights captivating

more time is spent shooting instead of in front of a computer!

images and we will shoot images together outside the classroom. Students are encouraged to bring images to class for personalized guidance. Any type of camera is acceptable.

INSTRUCTOR : Reid Thaler LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $87: 1 class

INSTRUCTOR : Reid Thaler

Class 25082

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

Sat

10:00am-3:30pm

6/7

$87: 1 class

Class 25080

Sat

10:00am-3:30pm

5/17

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Make Money with Your Photography Interested in making money with your photography and seeing your images appear in advertisements, brochures, magazines, and on the web? Learn about the exciting and profitable world of stock photography in an interactive and supportive environment. Course covers how to sign up with a stock agency; the difference between commercial and editorial stock photography; what buyers are looking for; what sells and why; model releases; strategies to increase sales. Bring 3 to 5 samples of your photography with stock potential. INSTRUCTOR : Lynn Watson LOCATION Oak View Room, Walnut Creek Library $51: 2 classes

Class 25511

Wed

7:00pm-9:00pm

4/9-4/16

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Jewelry

JEWELRY

ARTISTs’ MARKET May 2-4 TWO LOCATIONS-AT CIVIC PARK 1395 Civic Dr. (corner of Broadway & Civic Dr.)

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Jewelry Design & Construction (Beg/Int) Emphasis on building basic/intermediate knowledge of jewelry design and construction. Beginners will design their own jewelry and construct pieces using fundamental techniques of soldering, sawing, filing, finishing, and basic bezel setting. Lectures, demos, and handouts provide basis of any techniques needed.

Our Spring Artists’ Market will open Friday, May 2, 5:00-

Intermediates will progress through more advanced techniques

9:00pm, and continue through Sunday at the Shadelands

of forging, cold connections, etching, etc. Jewelry will be made

Auditorium, 111 N. Wiget Lane, and at the Clay Arts Studio

from metal sheet and wire. Copper, brass and tools provided. New

in downtown Civic Park. The sale at Shadelands features all

students must attend first class for safety discussion and materials

media, including drawings, paintings and printmaking, glass,

list.

jewelry, pottery and sculpture, photography, textiles and

INSTRUCTOR : Karen Ehrhardt

more! Ceramics and sculpture items will be featured in Civic Park. For more information call (925) 943-5846.

LOCATION Studio J, Civic Park Studios $149: 8 classes

$3 supply fee due at first class

Class 24647

Tue

6:30pm-9:30pm

4/22-6/10

AT SHADELANDS AUDITORIUM

Class 24646

Thu

12:00pm-3:00pm

4/24-6/12

111 N. Wiget Lane (corner of Ygnacio & Wiget Ln.)

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Mixed Metal Jewelry from Metal Clay Learn different possibilities for combining copper, bronze and steel clay in a single piece of jewelry. Make two types of pieces: one that combines copper and steel clay and combining copper and bronze clay. Learn draping, overlay, inlay of copper in bronze and bronze in copper, wraparound and hot riveting. Time will be dedicated to post firing finishing techniques of how to achieve a smooth matte finish, as well as the appearance of married metals. No previous experience necessary. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org. INSTRUCTOR : Hope Weiner LOCATION Studio J, Civic Park Studios $152: 4 classes

$60 supply fee due at first class

Class 24699

12:00pm-4:30pm

Sat

4/12-5/3

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Glass

GLASS

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Fused Glass (Beg-Adv) Explore your creative and artistic abilities. Fusing and slumping glass offer almost limitless possibilities for creating with color and form. Learn the basics of glass cutting, fusing and slumping. Use sheet glass, frit, stringers and rods, design and make glass art pieces. Continuing students expand their knowledge with new techniques and interact and share new ideas with other students. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org. INSTRUCTOR : Melissa McCumiskey LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center $165: 8 classes

$10 supply fee due at first class

Class 24651

1:00pm-4:00pm

Tue

4/8-5/27

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Glass Bead Making (Beg) Make beautiful glass beads using a hot head bead torch. Each student uses a torch to maximize hands-on time. Basics of glass bead making include: use of tools and equipment, safety, how

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

Dichroic Fused Glass

decoration techniques. Please wear all natural fiber clothing. No

Can’t find the centerpiece to make your own unique jewelry?

previous experience required. Beginning and repeat students

Learn to create spectacular opal-like dichroic glass pendants and

welcome. Must have supplies for first class. First class is

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

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

in glass, create wire connectors, grind a groove into the side for wire wrapping and more. Take your fused jewelry to the next level. Continuing students will be encouraged to expand their knowledge with new techniques. No previous experience with glass required. Beginning and experienced students welcome.

INSTRUCTOR : Melissa McCumiskey LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center $125: 6 classes

$10 supply fee due at first class

Class 24649

6:30pm-9:30pm

Tue

4/8-5/13

Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org. A D U LT

INSTRUCTOR : Penny Ruhter

Stained Glass (Beg)

LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center $165: 8 classes

$10 supply fee due at first class

Class 24650

1:00pm-4:00pm

Wed

4/9-5/28

Come create brilliant stained glass art using the traditional methods made famous by Louis Tiffany. Learn stained glass design, glass cutting, and assembly of both windows and 3-dimensional glass art. Plan on completing one sampler and one

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small window. No previous experience required. Beginning and

Glass Fusing & Slumping

repeat students are welcome. First class is mandatory. Materials

Learn to fuse layers of compatible glass in a kiln to create tiles, jewelry, small frames, dishes and ornaments. Techniques covered include glass cutting, surface decoration, pattern bars and slumping into molds. Continuing students will be encouraged to expand their knowledge with new techniques. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org.

LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

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$165: 8 classes

$10 supply fee due at first class

Class 24648

6:30pm-9:30pm

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INSTRUCTOR : Natalie Borges LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center $165: 8 classes

$10 supply fee due at first class

Class 24652

10:00am-1:00pm

Sat

No class 5/24

INSTRUCTOR : Penny Ruhter

Wed

list online at www.arts-ed.org.

4/9-5/28

4/12-6/7

Decorative & Fiber Arts

DECORATIVE & FIBER ARTS

AGES 10-18

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NEW | Cricket Weaving for Kids

Loom Weaving (Beg)

The Cricket loom is one of the easiest looms ever to weave on and

You have to be warped to weave, or so they say. Join us in this

has become very popular for all ages and skill levels. Even Martha

playful class, focusing on loom warping skills. You will learn how

Stewart has taken notice. Almost any yarn: sport weight, worsted

to design with pattern, color and texture, creating a sampler and a

weight or bulky weight can be used. Warping the loom, which is

project of your choice. Looms and some yarns provided. Materials

putting the yarn on the loom, and weaving a scarf can be done

list online at www.arts-ed.org.

in two sessions. Parents may register for the class too, with their child’s okay. Yarns and Loom provided. Bring a lunch. INSTRUCTOR : Susan Sterling LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm $52: 2 classes

$15 supply fee due at class

Class 25066

9:30am-12:30pm

Sat

INSTRUCTOR : Lou Grantham LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm $196: 9 classes

$5 supply fee due at first class

Class 25057

Tue

1:30pm-4:30pm

4/15-6/10

Class 25058

Tue

6:30pm-9:30pm

4/15-6/10

5/3-5/10 A D U LT

AGES 11-18

Loom Weaving (Cont)

NEW | Spring Basketry

Once the weaver is secure in loom warping techniques, the

Construct and weave a playful Spring Basket. Using round

range of weaving projects is limitless. Explore, at your own level,

and flat reed, students will gain an understanding of the tools,

projects such as colonial overshot, rug weaving, lace weaving, wall

materials and techniques used in basket making. Time permitted,

hangings, double weave, and tapestry. To take this class you must

participants will have an opportunity to experiment with different

be able to warp the loom on your own or have completed one

designs and materials. Basket materials will be provided.

beginning weaving workshop or course. Prerequisite: Beginning Weaving or instructor’s ok. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.

INSTRUCTOR : Karrie Dunham

org.

LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm $44: 1 class

$10 supply fee due at class

Class 25067

9:30am-1:30pm

Sat

5/17

INSTRUCTOR : Lou Grantham LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm $196: 9 classes

$15 supply fee due at first class

Class 25059

Tue

1:30pm-4:30pm

4/15-6/10

Class 25060

Tue

6:30pm-9:30pm

4/15-6/10

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Weaving Workshop

NEW | Pin Loom Felted Bag

Have you always wanted to try your hand at weaving or need a

Portable, affordable and easy-to-use pin looms, can be used to

warping refresher? This one-day weaving introductory class is a

make a variety of projects, such as garments, felted bags, blankets,

good start. Using 4-harness looms, you will learn a speed warping

tableware or i-Pad covers, one rectangle at a time. Students will

style, weaving techniques, pattern draft reading and finishing.

learn both plain weave and patterns weaves on a 4x4 inch pin

Looms and yarns are provided for beginners. Materials list online

loom to begin making a felted bag. Bag construction, felting and

at www.arts-ed.org.

other project ideas will also be covered. Whether you are 10 years old or 100 years old you will enjoy this class. Pin looms provided.

INSTRUCTOR : Lou Grantham

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

LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm $79: 1 class

$5 supply fee due at class

Class 25645

9:00am-4:30pm

Sat

INSTRUCTOR : Tina Butler LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm

4/12

$44: 1 class

Class 25064

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Rigid Heddle Loom Weaving Workshop-I The rigid heddle loom is a very portable, inexpensive, and

Sun

5/18

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NEW | Shibori for Wearables

elegantly simple tool for weaving. The Cricket Loom is a small rigid heddle loom that is ideal for knitters who want to use up

Students will create shibori dyed fabrics for a vest or jacket. We

leftover yarns, for spinners with yarn to spare, and for those just

will learn the basics of Arashi shibori, sewing machine resist, and

wanting to give weaving a try. Learn how to warp using the direct

Itajime clamp resist in dyed pieces designed to accommodate

warping peg method and to weave a scarf using a variety of yarns.

pattern pieces. Students will bring or choose a pattern and learn

Returning students are encouraged. Bring your own yarn or pay a

how to plan a project to be sewn at a later date. Instructor will

supply fee of $15. Loom may be rented for $5 or bring your own.

work with each student one to one. Beginners are welcome;

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

more advanced students will be challenged with more advanced techniques. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org.

INSTRUCTOR : Reba Siero LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm

INSTRUCTOR : Ana Lisa Hedstrom

$65: 1 class

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

Class 25062

Sun

9:30am-4:30pm

4/13

$86: 1 class

$20 supply fee due at class

Class 25063

9:30am-4:30pm

Sat

TEACHER FEATURE: Reba Siero “I come from a math and science background that leads perfectly into weaving, which is an art of numbers and patterns that is nearly infinite,” says CAE’s decorative and fiber arts instructor Reba Siero. “I have done crafts related to fiber since I was a young girl. I took weaving at Civic Arts as a teenager, over 40 years ago!” Reba has taught rigid heddle weaving classes for CAE for several years. “It’s an elegantly simple loom that offers a nice introduction to weaving as well allowing for more complex fabric structures,” she adds.

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Music

MUSIC

Need New Pic!

ENSEMBLES

AGES 12 & up

Flock of Flutes Join the Flock and soar with the East Bay’s only flute choir.

AGES 9-18

Youth Orchestras of the Diablo Valley

Enhance your performing opportunities and become a better

Members of the Young Performers Orchestra (YPO) will sharpen

and sight-reading skills. Mid-year enrollment is possible. Please

orchestral playing skills while enjoying camaraderie, teamwork

call (415) 200-6617 for audition to be scheduled by appointment

and ensemble experience working toward musical excellence.

only.

A suite of successively more advanced orchestral experiences culminates with the teen level Diablo Regional Youth Orchestra

flutist. Prerequisite: 3 years playing experience, good rhythm, tone

INSTRUCTOR : Monica Williams

(DRYO) who will perform challenging music and accompany

LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

renowned guest artists. Request full information by calling (925)

$365: 38 classes

943-5846.

Class 23751

Tue

7:30pm-9:00pm

9/17-6/3

No class 4/22

INSTRUCTOR : Rem Djemilev LOCATION Auditorium, Shadelands Art Center

AGES 13 & up

Jazz Band Ensemble

YPO (Ages 9-13 )

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

$348: 32 classes

Class 23747

Tue

5:00pm-6:15pm

9/17-5/20

No class 4/22

the jazz masters from the 30s to present day. At least four years of experience, knowledge of four major scales and sight reading skills are required. For auditions, please call (925) 676-8203. Concerts on 4/6, 5/29.

DRYO (Ages 12-18)

INSTRUCTOR : Max Pricco

$468: 32 classes

Class 23748

Tue

No class 4/22

LOCATION Auditorium, Shadelands Art Center

6:30pm-8:30pm

9/17-5/20

$365: 37 classes

Class 23753

Thu

7:30pm-9:30pm

9/19-6/5

No class 4/24

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Music AGES 1-2½

Tuneful Toddlers-Parent/Child Toddlers and parents learn delightful songs, dances and musical activities that focus on singing and keeping a beat to enhance timing, coordination, listening and language skills. High-quality percussion instruments are used, as well as puppets, stories and colorful props, to make this a very special music time. INSTRUCTOR : Cynthia Schultz LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $89: 10 classes

Class 24717

Tue

9:30am-10:00am

4/8-6/10

AGES 1-5

Family Music A fun, mixed age music class so siblings can attend together with parent! Important musical concepts will be presented and reinforced in an engaging and nurturing environment. Experience the advantages of everyone interacting, bonding and learning together. Siblings 11 months and under are free. INSTRUCTOR : Cynthia Schultz

MUSIC CLASSES

LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $89: 10 classes

Class 24718

AGES 3 mos-5 yrs

Music Together

10:15am-11:00am

4/8-6/10

AGES 2½-4

A musical buffet! At any level of your child’s music development, whether newborn, toddler or preschooler, everything he/she needs

Kids Make Music-Parent/Child

for basic music competence is laid out both in class and in the

Child and parent sing, dance and play instruments. Solo singing

materials used at home, for them to sample, learn from and enjoy.

is encouraged to develop listening, pitch-matching, and language

Classes are mixed age--bring siblings together! (Siblings under 8

skills. Concepts such as high and low, soft and loud, up and down

months by class start date attend free!). Winner of Bay Area Parent

are taught in a game-like atmosphere. More benefits include

Magazine’s ‘Best Children’s Music Program’. Now in its 25th year.

improved coordination and a sense of timing. Young children

Supply fee per family includes CDs, songbook and parent guide

express their feelings productively, develop imagination and ability

DVD. Call (925) 943-5846 to receive sibling discount.

to focus as well as increase their self-confidence.

INSTRUCTOR : Music Together

INSTRUCTOR : Cynthia Schultz

LOCATION Classroom, Tice Valley Gym

LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

$198: 10 classes $133: Siblings over 8 months $45 supply fee per familydue at first class

$89: 10 classes

Class 24719

Wed

11:30am-12:15pm

4/9-6/11

Class 24587

Sat

9:15am-10:00am

4/5-6/7

Class 24588

Sat

10:15am-11:00am

4/5-6/7

Class 24589

Sat

11:15am-12:00pm

4/5-6/7

Civic Arts Education maintains a list of approved professional

Class 24585

Mon

5:00pm-5:45pm

4/7-6/16

music teachers for instruction in voice, music therapy for

6:00pm-6:45pm

4/7-6/16

woodwind instruments. Lessons are held in Civic Arts facilities.

No class 5/26

Class 24586

Mon

No class 5/26

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Tue

Individual Music Lessons

special needs, jazz-improv, brass, percussion, string and

Visit www.arts-ed.org for a list of instructors and contact

Class 24590

Tue

4:30pm-5:15pm

4/8-6/10

information. Instructors will make the individual lesson and

Class 24591

Tue

5:30pm-6:15pm

4/8-6/10

payment arrangements.

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Music AGES 5-7

AGES 4-5

Petite Pianist

Music for Homeschoolers

An introductory course to piano for young children. Learn basic

Students will experience elements of music while singing, playing,

note reading, rhythms and simple songs in a fun supportive

creating, exploring and moving in a fun and creative atmosphere.

environment.

We will use rhythm instruments and Orff instruments to work on group playing, listening skills, timing, concentration and musical

INSTRUCTOR : Cynthia Schultz LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $106: 10 classes

$12 supply fee due at first class

Class 24720

12:15pm-1:00pm

Tue

4/8-6/10

terms/notation. This is a great class to prepare your child for future musical study! INSTRUCTOR : Cynthia Schultz LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Cynthia Schultz

$95: 10 classes

$22 supply fee due at first class

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

Class 24723

11:15am-12:00pm

$106: 10 classes

$12 supply fee due at first class

Class 24721

10:15am-11:00am

Wed

4/9-6/11

Tue

4/8-6/10

AGES 5-10

Drumming for Fun AGES 4-7

This class is designed to inspire children to explore their musical

Intro to Suzuki Violin

curiosity, using a variety of hand drums. The class emphasizes

Join us for a fun-filled class with parents. Learn violin fundamentals, posture, finger movements, bowing directions,

exposure to fun musical experiences and introduces basic rhythmic and beat patterns.

rhythms and respective behavior through games and songs. Begin

INSTRUCTOR : John Waller

to play simple melodies in the manner of the Suzuki method.

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

Instruments discussed at first class.

$104: 9 classes

INSTRUCTOR : Tonya Lei

Class 24725

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

No class 5/24

Sat

2:30pm-3:30pm

4/12-6/14

$90: 8 classes

Class 24705

Fri

4:45pm-5:15pm

4/11-6/6

No class 4/25

Learn to Play-Play to Learn Parents and children affected by autism or related symptoms

AGES 5 & up

participate in this fun-inspired class and collaborate creatively using

NEW | Intro to Suzuki Violin (Cont) Small group lessons with parent. Learn rhythm, games and songs like ‘Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star’ from Suzuki Book I in a supportive, fun setting. Prerequisite: must complete Intro to Suzuki Violin. Bring instrument to first class.

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $90: 8 classes

Fri

No class 4/25

5:30pm-6:00pm

arts and music games. These games are great tools for home and school to interact more easily with others, create lasting friendships, navigate transitions, and cope with upset based on the premise that no child needs to be different than they already are--they just need tools to deal with today’s world. Facilitated by a music therapist. Some health insurances may cover.

INSTRUCTOR : Tonya Lei

Class 24744

AGES 5-11

4/11-6/6

INSTRUCTOR : Stephan Betz LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $122: 9 classes

Class 24709

Sat

9:00am-10:00am

4/12-6/14

No class 5/24

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Music AGES 7-12

Suzuki Group Ensemble Suzuki Chamber music for string violin, viola and cello students. Enjoy studying beginning chamber music through the Suzuki Repertoire. Develop musical skills by listening and chamber ensemble playing with duos, trios and quartets. Classes will include skills to develop a strong rhythmic pulse, musical phrasing, and dynamics contrasting. Requirements: Beginner to intermediate level student must be past Twinkle variations, Suzuki Books I and II. INSTRUCTOR : Elizabeth Chirgwin LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $104: 9 classes

Class 24706

Mon

4:00pm-4:50pm

4/7-6/9

No class 5/26

AGES 7-12

Violin Ensemble (Beg) An introduction to the violin in a supportive group. Learn how to AGES 6-9

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

Piano for Children

fun setting. Enrollment limited. Rental of instruments to be

Develop music reading, good practice habits, musicianship and

discussed first class.

solid technique at the piano. Must have a piano or keyboard at

INSTRUCTOR : Rem Djemilev

home for practice.

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $115: 10 classes

INSTRUCTOR : Cynthia Schultz LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $106: 10 classes

$8.50 supply fee due at first class

Class 24715

4:30pm-5:20pm

Wed

4/9-6/11

Class 24708

Fri

3:30pm-4:15pm

4/11-6/13

AGES 8-14

Piano for Homeschoolers INSTRUCTOR : Stephen Evans LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $106: 10 classes

$8.50 supply fee due at first class

Class 24714

4:00pm-4:50pm

Thu

4/10-6/12

Develop music reading, good practice habits, musicianship and solid technique at the piano. Must have a piano or keyboard at home for practice. INSTRUCTOR : Cynthia Schultz LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

AGES 6-9

Piano for Children (Continued)

$106: 10 classes

$8.50 supply fee due at first class

Class 24722

9:10am-10:00am

Wed

4/9-6/11

Students will continue exploring the electronic keyboard by learning simple chords and song rhythms and how to improvise on the piano. Explore the many different sounds that the electronic piano can make and learn to identify the various instruments. Materials used will be current popular songs with fun and exciting rhythms, so be prepared to have fun in this class!

Scholarships available!

INSTRUCTOR : Stephen Evans LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $106: 10 classes

Class 24716 30

Thu

5:00pm-5:50pm

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Music AGES 9-14

AGES 14 & up

Classical Guitar for Tweens (Beg)

Guitar in a Flash for Adults

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

Learn to play a perennial instrument, including effective playing

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

postures, finger style and pick style techniques, reading tablature

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

and standard music notation while playing beautiful melodies.

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

Acoustic nylon or steel string guitars preferred but electric guitars

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

are acceptable if accompanied with a small practice amplifier. Open to teens and adults. No experience necessary.

INSTRUCTOR : Jonathan Mendle LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Jonathan Mendle

$115: 10 classes

$18 supply fee due at first class

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

Class 24712

6:00pm-7:00pm

$104: 9 classes

Tue

4/8-6/10

Class 24711

Mon

7:00pm-8:00pm

4/7-6/9

No class 5/26

AGES 10 & up

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

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Native American Flute for Adults

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

The Native American flute is one of the oldest instruments with a

cello ensemble literature. At least one year private cello instruction

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

or have progressed to the end of Suzuki Book I is required.

a tone) that is based on a pentatonic scale--every note combination sounds good together. In this class we will explore all aspects of

INSTRUCTOR : Stephen Evans LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $115: 10 classes

Class 24713

Tue

the Native American flute including how to improvise and play traditional Native American songs. Flutes will be provided by instructor for in-class use. Flutes may also be purchased directly

8:35pm-9:20pm

4/8-6/10

from instructor for at home use. INSTRUCTOR : Monica Williams

AGES 12-17

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

The Voice

$74: 10 classes

Do you want to learn to sing your favorite songs with proper vocal

Class 24724

Wed

11:30am-12:30pm

4/9-6/11

technique? In this class you will explore your voice by singing pop music and songs of your choice solo or in groups. Every session is different. All levels and musical styles welcome!

Listening to Music: Baroque Period

INSTRUCTOR : Jill Enders LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $98: 9 classes

Class 24710

Mon

A D U LT S

What was it with Bach and Handel? Born one month and 80 miles apart, they never met. In old age both lost their vision and were operated on by the same quack doctor. Bach had 20 children

5:00pm-5:50pm

4/7-6/9

No class 5/26

by two wives. Handel never married. What did they learn from Vivaldi? What did Bach do that astonished Frederick the Great? How could Handel write Messiah in 24 days? Why did Handel say Gluck ‘knew no more counterpoint than my cook’? Learn about all

Individual Music Lessons Civic Arts Education maintains a list of approved professional music teachers for instruction in voice, music therapy for

this and more in our class. INSTRUCTOR : A.J. Remedios LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

special needs, jazz-improv, brass, percussion, string and

$69: 6 classes

woodwind instruments. Lessons are held in Civic Arts facilities.

Class 24707

Fri

10:00am-12:00pm

4/11-5/16

Visit www.arts-ed.org for a list of instructors and contact information. Instructors will make the individual lesson and payment arrangements.

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Dance

DANCE

AGES 3-4

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 to stories and music of well-known classical ballets. Parents may watch last session only. INSTRUCTOR : Erin Leedom LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $96: 10 classes

Class 24624

Tue

3:30pm-4:15pm

4/8-6/10

INSTRUCTOR : Staff LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $87: 9 classes

Class 24625

Wed

3:45pm-4:30pm

4/9-6/11

Class 24626

Wed

4:30pm-5:15pm

4/9-6/11

No class 5/28 INSTRUCTOR : Andrea Brosnan LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $96: 10 classes

Class 24628

Fri

10:45am-11:30am

4/11-6/13

INSTRUCTOR : Neela Reed LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

AGES 2-4

$96: 10 classes

Mommy and Me: Parent & Child Sing, play games, stretch, increase self-confidence in a special

Class 24627

Thu

10:45am-11:30am

4/10-6/12

time between parent and child while learning basic dance conINSTRUCTOR : Andrea Brosnan

cepts.

LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Neela Reed LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $96: 10 classes

Class 24622

Thu

10:00am-10:45am

4/10-6/12

$87: 9 classes

Class 24629

Sat

9:00am-9:45am

4/12-6/14

No class 5/24

INSTRUCTOR : Andrea Brosnan LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $96: 10 classes

Class 24623

Fri

11:30am-12:15pm

4/11-6/13

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.

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Dance AGES 3-10

AGES 7-10

Tap-Children

Ballet I

Noisy, fun, irresistible and contagious, youth tap is an ideal intro-

Introduction to the beauty, grace and discipline of ballet. Each

duction to the dance studio! Civic Arts tap embraces other dance

class will include a traditional barre and center. Children will enjoy

forms such as ballet and jazz, while promoting the young student’s

dancing to the magical music from classical ballets such as Sleep-

musicality, strength, flexibility and balance. A series of warm-up

ing Beauty and Nutcracker.

exercises, stationary center practice and traveling combinations will culminate in a routine set to music.

INSTRUCTOR : Erin Leedom LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Staff

$96: 10 classes

LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

Class 24615

Tue

4:15pm-5:00pm

4/8-6/10

$96: 10 classes

Tiny Tappers (Ages 3-4 ) Class 24636

Thu

4:00pm-4:45pm

INSTRUCTOR : Jeanne Disney

4/10-6/12

$87: 9 classes

Intro (Ages 5-7) Class 24637

Thu

4:45pm-5:30pm

4/10-6/12

Thu

5:30pm-6:15pm

Class 24613

Fri

4:30pm-5:15pm

4/11-6/13

No class 5/30

Beginning (Ages 7-10) Class 24638

LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

4/10-6/12

INSTRUCTOR : Andrea Brosnan LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center $87: 9 classes

AGES 5-7

Class 24614

Pre-Ballet II

Sat

9:45am-10:30am

4/12-6/14

No class 5/24

Registration requirement: This course level is for students who are new to dance at age 5-7 or who have completed one or two years in Pre-Ballet.

Ballet II

INSTRUCTOR : Staff LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

Wed

5:15pm-6:00pm

4/9-6/11

No class 5/28

will have an emphasis on vocabulary. Registration requirement: be at least 7 years old in the second grade. A placement class must

LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $96: 10 classes

Fri

improving technique, working on proper body alignment and Students must have completed a full year in the Ballet I level and

INSTRUCTOR : Andrea Brosnan

Class 24631

Designed for students wanting to continue with their ballet training. Class will continue with the traditional barre and center work,

$87: 9 classes

Class 24630

AGES 7-11

10:00am-10:45am

4/11-6/13

be taken in Ballet II if a student is transferring from another dance program INSTRUCTOR : Erin Leedom LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $46 Monthly Payment

INSTRUCTOR : Jeanne Disney LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

Class 23787

Tue

5:00pm-6:00pm

9/3-6/10

No class 4/22

$87: 9 classes

Class 24632

Fri

3:45pm-4:30pm

4/11-6/13

No class 5/30 INSTRUCTOR : Andrea Brosnan LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $87: 9 classes

Class 24633

Sat

The first dance class is a placement class to ensure each student is enrolled in the appropriate class. We encourage all students to stay enrolled in the same level for at least one year,

10:30am-11:15pm

4/12-6/14

unless the instructor advised otherwise.

No class 5/24

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Dance AGES 7-11

Advanced

Jazz/Hip Hop

INSTRUCTOR : Rebecca Crowell Berke, Graciela Acedo, Erin Lee-

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

dom, Edward Stegge

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

LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center & Studio D,

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

Civic Park

sion we will have a performance for friends and family. Jazz shoes

$380 Monthly Payment

required.

Class 23791

Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat

9/4-6/13

INSTRUCTOR : Amanda McGovern LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $78: 8 classes

Class 24643

Sat

12:45pm-1:45pm

4/12-6/14

No class 5/3, 5/24

A D U LT

Tap-Adult Adult/teen tap is an ideal physical workout and artistic outlet in one! Our tap embraces other dance forms such as ballet and jazz, while promoting musicality, strength, flexibility and balance for the

AGES 9-15

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

Ballet III

up exercises, stationary center work and traveling combinations

Designed for intermediate level students. Technique is strengthened along with the advancement of ballet curriculum skills. This

that culminate in a routine set to music. $100: 10 classes

challenging class requires a commitment to regular attendance

INSTRUCTOR : Alana Buschini

and adherence to the Attire as in Ballet I and II. Meets two times

LOCATION Studio D, Civic Park Studios

per week, must attend both days. Registration requirement: Stu-

Tap Fundamentals

dents must have completed a full year in Ballet II level and be at least 9 years of age. A placement class must be taken in Ballet II if

Class 24634

Tue

6:30pm-7:30pm

a student is transferring from another dance program.

Musical Theatre Tap

INSTRUCTORs :

Class 24635

Tue

7:30pm-8:30pm

4/8-6/10

4/8-6/10

Rebecca Crowell Berke, Rachel Little, Edward Stegge LOCATION Studio D, Civic Park Studios

A D U LT

$92 Monthly Payment

Class 23789

Mon, Thu 4:00pm-5:30pm

9/5-6/12

No class 4/21, 4/24, 5/26

Adult Ballet (Int) For students with some formal ballet training. Class includes a barre warm-up, center work, turns, jumps and leaps. Ballet shoes required. Proper ballet attire is not required but wear something

AGES 11-18

that fits close to the body.

Professional Training Program

LOCATION Studio D, Civic Park Studios

pointe, variations from classical and contemporary repertory. For

$113: 10 classes

audition contact Rebecca Crowell Berke, Director, at rebecca@ diabloballet.org. Intermediate class meets three days per week; must attend all three days. Advanced class meets four days per week; must attend all four days. Please call for a brochure for more information.

Intermediate INSTRUCTOR : Rebecca Crowell Berke, Rachel Little LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center & Studio D,

Civic Park $174 Monthly Payment

Class 23791

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INSTRUCTOR : Jennifer O’Neill

Intermediate and advanced ballet training, including technique,

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Class 24612

Wed

7:00pm-8:30pm

4/9-6/11

Drama

DRAMA

AGES 7-12

Kids Theatre An all YTC Show: The Wizard of Oz. Mini Kids, Kids Theatre, Junior Theatre and Teen Theatre will join together to create a production at Del Valle Theatre. Groups will rehearse separately and then have joint rehearsals at the end. Each group will have 2 performances. No audition. $10 performance fee included in course fee. Thursday class: extra rehearsals on 5/6, 4-6pm at Shadelands; and 5/14, 3:30-4:30pm at Del Valle. Performance is 5/16 and 5/17 at Del Valle Theatre. Friday class: extra rehearsals on 5/7, 4-6pm at Shadelands; and 5/14, 4:30-5:30pm at Del Valle. Performances are 5/17 at Del Valle Theatre. INSTRUCTOR : Jaclyn Foster LOCATION Classroom, Tice Valley Gymnasium $258: 9 classes

Class 24702

Thu

4:15pm-6:00pm

3/13-5/8

LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center $258: 9 classes

Class 24703

Fri

4:45pm-6:30pm

3/14-5/9

AGES 5-6

Mini Kids Theatre

AGES 10-14

An all YTC Show: The Wizard of Oz. Mini Kids, Kids Theatre, Junior

Junior Theatre

Theatre and Teen Theatre will join together to create a production

Long-term program that began in October 2013. Please call (925)

at Del Valle Theatre. Groups will rehearse separately and then have

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joint rehearsals at the end. Each group will have 2 performances. No audition. $10 performance fee included in course fee. Thursday class: extra rehearsals on 5/6, 4-6pm at Shadelands; and 5/14, 3:30-4:30pm at Del Valle. Performance is 5/16 and 5/17 at Del Valle Theatre. Friday class: extra rehearsals on 5/7, 4-6pm at Shadelands; and 5/14, 4:30-5:30pm at Del Valle. Performances are 5/17 at Del Valle Theatre.

AGES 14-18

Teen Theatre Long-term program that began in October 2013. Please call (925) 943-5846 for information.

TEACHER FEATURE: JACLYN foster

INSTRUCTOR : Jaclyn Foster LOCATION Classroom, Tice Valley Gymnasium $202: 9 classes

Class 25432

Thu

3:30pm-4:15pm

3/13-5/8

“We had been looking all over for a new director of our Mini Kids and Kids Theatre,” says producer Rachel

LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center

Pergamit. “And, then we found the

$202: 9 classes

perfect candidate right under our

Class 24701

Fri

OZ

4:00pm-4:45pm

3/14-5/9

noses.” That “perfect candidate” turned out to be Heather Farms Preschool teacher Jaclyn Foster who brings not only experience in teaching young children to her new position but also a theatrical

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

background and a B.A. in Human Development. “Jaclyn has a love of theater and of kids – a perfect combination,” Rachel adds. Jaclyn will continue teaching the Mini-Kids and Kids Theatre on Thursdays at Tice Valley Gym and on Fridays at Shadelands.

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

Who we are: We are a dedicated group of volunteers, donors and patrons of the arts. Our mission is to ensure financial support for scholarships, quality programming and facility improvement for all arts disciplines within the Walnut Creek Civic Arts Education program. The foundation strongly believes Arts Learning is essential to human development and a community’s quality of life.

“We hope the students who go through our programs will have a lifelong appreciation of the arts.” CAE Instructor

How to apply for a scholarship: Friends of Civic Arts Education Foundation offers scholarships for area residents. Our needs-based scholarships help low income families and individuals access high quality, life changing arts and preschool education. Full or partial tuition assistance is available. Visit http://www.friendsartsed.org/scholarship.html to learn more and apply.

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

Your donation dollars at work: Since 2005 the foundation has provided over 650 children and adults in our community with needs based scholarships for performing and visual art classes. The positive impact on families and individuals who otherwise would not be able to participate in these programs because of financial need is considerable. This access is made possible through the generous donation of community leaders, donors and patrons like you. In addition to scholarships, the foundation provides a no fee arts and music preschool program to disadvantaged families. Recently the foundation awarded merit scholarships to recognize outstanding talent within the Civic Arts programs.

116 SCHOLARSHIPS

were awarded to students to pursue their artistic education in Civic Arts

25FAMILIES

Low Income

were enrolled in our Starting Arts preschool program

1MISSION

to insure local arts education for our community

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Friends of Civic Arts Education Foundation

Merit Scholars Wanted Now!

The foundation is happy to announce the second annual Kathy Nelson Merit Scholar Program. This program awards and recognizes outstanding talent within the Civic Arts programs in the fields of music and art. “The most successful musicians often reflect on the support, encouragement and mentoring they received when there were learning and improving.” says Michael Weiner, Friend’s Foundation President. “We want to join in on that process in supporting these students.” If you know of an outstanding student who would like to apply for a merit scholarship, please encourage them to apply. Details and the applications are available online at www.friendsartsed.org. Applications are due March 14, 2014. Scholarships are awarded in the amount of $250 each for Civic Arts program expenses.

CIVIC ARTS: A Truly Valuable Asset to Our Community For over 50 years the Civic Arts Education program has been the center of excellence for arts education. The arts education classes offered in this catalogue distinguish Walnut Creek from other communities and build a tremendous sense of community among the area residents.

Did You Know? • CAE runs over 680 classes, workshops and programs in visual and performing arts annually • Approximately 7,000 students of all ages attend classes over the year • Over 200 volunteers spend over 4,500 hours a year supporting CAE’s programs • Over 64 performances, concerts, and events are held at Shadelands, Del Valle Theatre and other venues • Approximately 175 part-time seasonal jobs are created for instructors, artists, teenagers, etc.

Recently, the Stanford Alumni Consulting Team (ACT) reviewed CAE’s function and its value as a part of the greater community. They reported CAE is a high quality, worthwhile and unique program. It helps fulfill Walnut Creek’s significant commitment to the Arts and greatly benefits young people in the community. If you support the arts and the benefit of CAE, please join the Friend’s Foundation supporter list by sending an email to: friendsofcae@walnut-creek.org.

Friends of Civic Arts Education Foundation Board Members Michael Weiner, President; Nan Siegel, Vice President; David Summers, Treasurer; Suzanne Masella, Secretary; Directors: Fritz Brunner, Kathy Jakel, Mary-Leigh Miller, , Linda VanderJagt, Yama Jamili, David VanderJagt, Cynthia White.

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Calendar EXHIBITIONS, EVENTS & PERFORMANCES Feb 21 & 22

April 25 & 26

Youth Theatre

Youth Theatre

Company, Jr. Theatre

Company, Teen

performance, “Disney’s

Theatre performance,

My Son Pinocchio Jr.”,

“Thoroughly Modern

2/21-7:00pm; 2/22-

Millie Jr.”, 4/25-

2:00pm and 7:00pm;

7:00pm; 4/26-2:00pm

Del Valle Theatre

and 7:00pm; Del Valle Theatre

Artists’ Market

Mar 3

Registration for

May 2-4

Summer Camps begins

Artists’ Market, Shadelands and Civic Park Studio E

Mar 6 & 7

Youth Theatre Company, Mini Kids

May 5

and Kids Theatre performances,

Registration for Summer

“Willy Wonka KIDS”, 7:00pm;

classes begins

Shadelands, tickets $10 May 16 & 17 Mar 6-26

Youth Theatre Company

Northgate High School Photography

performance, “The Wizard of

Students, Photography & Ceramics,

Oz”, 5/16-7:00pm; 5/17-11:30am,

Shadelands

2:00pm & 7:00pm; Del Valle Theatre, tickets $12.00-$16.75

Mar 27-June 4

Richard Cammack, Paintings,

May 27

City Hall First Floor

Youth Orchestras of the Diablo Valley (YPO & DRYO) concert, 7:00pm; Shadelands, tickets $10

Apr 3-June 5

Lassie Colebourn, Paintings,

Richard Cammack

Boundary Oak

May 28 & 30

Spring Dance Performance, 7:00pm; Shadelands, tickets $10 Apr 4-May 9

Children’s Art Exhibit, Twoand three-dimensional art,

May 29

Shadelands

Jazz Band/Flock of Flutes Concert, 7:30pm; Shadelands, tickets $10

apr 6

Jazz Band Concert, Shadelands, 3:00pm; tickets $10

Lassie Colebourn

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HEALTH & FITNESS

58-61 Youth

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60-61 Adults

Youth

42-44 Adults 44-46

Adults 50+

AQUATICS 62-67 Youth

PERSONAL

62-63 Adults

ENRICHMENT 46-47 Youth

GOLF

47-48 Adults

70

Youth

48-49

60, 70

Adults

Adults 50+

SOCIAL DANCE

TENNIS

50

68-69 Youth

Youth

50-51 Adults 51

Adults 50+

68

Adults

SPECIALIZED

SCIENCE &

RECREATION

TECHNOLOGY

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Youth

52 Youth

71

Adults

MARTIAL ARTS 53

Youth

& COOKING 52, 53

Youth

53-57 Adults DOG/PET CARE 57

The Recreation Division is proud to provide the Walnut Creek community with a wide variety of programs and activities that improve physical and

ADULTS 50+

emotional health, create memories, strengthen

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families, create community, foster human

Adults 50+

OPEN SPACE

FOOD

Walnut Creek Recreation

77-79 Youth

development, and reduce stress. We truly have something for everyone.

77-79 Adults PRESCHOOL 2 Youth

Adults

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Health & Fitness

HEALTH & FITNESS

AGES 6-11

NEW | Rhythmic Gymnastics 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

Need New Pic!

$53: 4 classes

Class 24858

Fri

5:15pm-6:15pm

3/28-4/18

A D U LT

Adi-Yoga “Open Gate” ‘Adi’ means primal, original, or source. Adi-Yoga is an authentic classical hatha yoga which brings together restorative meditative movement (Asana), breathing practices (Pranayama), chanting (Mantra), and mindfulness practices (Meditation). Adi-Yoga helps cultivate present-moment awareness, reduce daily stress and improve your sense of well-being.

AGES 1½-3

Gymnastics-Parent/Child

INSTRUCTOR : Michael Stearns

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

LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $123: 10 classes

Class 24780

Mon

7:30pm-8:45pm

3/17-5/19

participation required. LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center

INSTRUCTOR : CGS Gymnastics Services, Inc. LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center $87: 6 classes

Class 24603

Tue

9:30am-10:15am

3/18-4/22

$73: 5 classes

Class 24604

Tue

9:30am-10:15am

4/29-5/27

9:30am-10:45am

3/20-5/29

Thu

5:30pm-6:45pm

3/20-5/29

Feldenkrais: Awareness Through Movement fantastic. Classes are designed to stimulate brain/mind function,

Classes are designed to enhance your child’s strength, coordination and confidence. Emphasis is placed on beginning gymnastics skills and equipment use.

LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center $87: 6 classes

Tue

10:15am-11:00am

3/18-4/22

10:15am-11:00am

4/29-5/27

$73: 5 classes

Tue

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coordination, and physical strength. You will use your body and brain to feel younger, stronger and fit! Slow, easy movements progress to complex active movements. INSTRUCTOR : Tancha McKnight

INSTRUCTOR : CGS Gymnastics Services, Inc.

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Thu

Class 24784

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

Gymnastics-Preschool

Class 24606

Class 24783

A D U LT

AGES 3-5

Class 24605

$135: 11 classes

LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center $111: 9 classes

Class 24876

Thu

No class 4/24

3:30pm-4:30pm

3/27-5/29

Health & Fitness A D U LT

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

$123: 10 classes

$91: 9 classes

Class 24639

Mon

Class 24767 7:00pm-8:00pm

No class 5/26

3/17-5/19

Tai Chi & Chi Kung Learn the ancient Chinese ways to health and longevity through

LOCATION Studio D, Civic Park Studios

meditation and exercise. In this class we use gentle movement and

$100: 10 classes

Wed

9:30am-10:20am

A D U LT

INSTRUCTOR : Sandra Foster

Class 24640

Mon

4/7-6/9

5:30pm-6:30pm

4/9-6/11

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 Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Bridge Cul-de-Sac, Civic Park

$113: 10 classes

Class 24641

Fri

$63: 6 classes

10:00am-11:30am

4/11-6/13

Class 24644

Thu

9:30am-10:45am

3/20-4/24

Class 24645

Sat

9:30am-10:45am

3/22-4/26

INSTRUCTOR : Sandra Foster LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center

A D U LT

$91: 9 classes

Class 24642

Sat

10:35am-11:35am

4/5-6/14

No class 4/19, 5/24

U-Jam Fitness U-Jam Fitness is an athletic cardio dance fitness program that unites world beats with urban flavor. The music will take you around the world from old school hip-hop to Bollywood with an

A D U LT

athletic, intense cardio workout that makes you sweat, tones your

Pilates: Slow Method Flexband/Roller

body and leaves your body craving for more!

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

INSTRUCTOR : April Crosby

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

LOCATION Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gym

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

$113: 11 classes

flexband increases resistance for arm and leg sculpting. Increase

Class 24829

your overall body strength, awareness, flexibility and coordination

Sat

10:30am-11:30am

3/22-5/31

all in one enjoyable and dynamic workout. INSTRUCTOR : Connie English LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center $135: 11 classes

Class 24768

Wed

9:30am-10:20am

3/19-5/28

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Health & Fitness A D U LT S 5 0 +

Chair Yoga This class involves practicing yoga using a chair instead of on the floor and is ideal for those who are challenged with mobility or for those looking for an alternative to other yoga programs. Wear loose clothing, and bring a non-slip yoga floor mat to class. Before registering, please call the instructor at (925) 462-5285. INSTRUCTOR : Marcia Conroy LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $83: 10 classes

Class 24544

Thu

10:15am-11:15am

3/20-5/29

No Class 4/24

A D U LT S 5 0 +

Move to Improve Your Balance Having good balance is one of the most important aspects of healthy aging. This class is based on the Feldenkrais Method which uses creative and innovative movements that will ‘feed and challenge your brain. There is extensive research that shows that balance can be greatly improved. These movements will be done sitting, standing and walking. Learn and improve the quality of

A D U LT

your life. Your instructor, who has been teaching for 20 years, will

Zumba

direct the class through movements to improve your balance.

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

INSTRUCTOR : Tancha McKnight LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center

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

$99: 8 classes

easy to follow. Bring towel and water to class.

Class 24559

Mon

1:30pm-2:30pm

3/17-5/12

No class 4/21

INSTRUCTOR : Janice Litvin LOCATION Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gym

A D U LT S 5 0 +

$102: 11 classes

Class 24769

Tue

7:30pm-8:30pm

3/18-5/27

NEW | Walk for Life Walk For Life© ...This innovative program, based on the Feldenkrais Method©, was created by Ruthy Alon, Feldenkrais

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Zumba Fitness and Toning Combo Class (1/2 & 1/2)

teacher since 1965. Tancha McKnight is a Guild Certified

Take your Zumba Fitness to a new level. In addition to spicing

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

up your monotonous aerobics class with inspirational, sizzling,

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

low-impact Latin music and moves, you will also sculpt your body

who wishes to enhance, protect and invigorate their walking

and build muscle endurance with light resistance. This class will

experience. Walking increases our flexibility, strength and stamina,

use ‘Zumba toning sticks,’ 1-lb. or 2.5-lb. weights that shake like

and can be one of life’s great pleasures. This will be both an indoor

maracas (available in advance from Instructor), or bring your own

and outdoor class and involves the use of walking poles.

weights.

For Life. She will be offering this class for the first time in this area.

INSTRUCTOR : Sensible Movement

INSTRUCTOR : Janice Litvin

LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center

LOCATION Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gym

$123: 8 classes

$102: 11 classes

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Feldenkrais Teacher, a student of Ruthy Alon and a teacher of Walk

Thu

Class 25348 7:30pm-8:30pm

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Mon

No class 4/21

5:30pm-6:45pm

3/17-5/12

Health & Fitness A D U LT S 5 0 +

A D U LT S 5 0 +

Seniorcise Low impact exercise for men and women. Enhance flexibility,

Qigong (Ancient Chinese Health Exercise)

strength, cardiovascular endurance, coordination, and balance.

Qigong was created over 3000 years ago to strengthen the body

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

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

weights and come exercise to wonderful big band music!

longevity. It is an ancient Chinese health and healing exercise comprised of breathing, movement and meditation. Qigong

INSTRUCTOR : Susan Funkhouser LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center $53: 9 classes

Class 24564

Mon

is an enjoyable way to keep fit, reduce stress, gain flexibility, youthfulness and a positive mental attitude. These gentle exercises are designed to harmonize the internal organs and enhance their

3:00pm-4:00pm

3/17-5/19

No class 4/21

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

$58: 10 classes

Class 24565

Wed

over 25 years experience in affiliation with the Tse Qigong Centre. 3:00pm-4:00pm

3/19-5/28

No class 4/23

INSTRUCTOR : Adam Wallace LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center $99: 8 classes

A D U LT S 5 0 +

Class 24563

Zumba for Beginners

Mon

10:15am-11:15am

3/17-5/19

No class 4/7, 4/21

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.

principles, with its origins in martial arts practice for vital energy

LOCATION Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gym

and longevity. Through this gentle discipline you will realize

$48: 9 classes

Tue

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

INSTRUCTOR : Jo Nash

Class 24578

A D U LT S 5 0 +

strength, internal power, balance, inner calm, ease of movement 10:30am-11:45am

3/18-5/20

No class 4/8

and self-awareness. Taijiquan unifies the body in movement and is appropriate for both beginners and students with prior training. Students will learn the Yang Style 24-Step Form. Master Adam

LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center $53: 10 classes

Class 24576

1:45pm-2:30pm

3/19-5/28

Fri

1:45pm-2:30pm

3/21-5/30

No class 4/11

Michael Tse, and is certified with over 25 years experience in affiliation with the Tse Qigong Centre.

Wed

No class 4/9

Class 24577

Wallace is a senior student of internationally renowned Master

INSTRUCTOR : Adam Wallace LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center $99: 8 classes

Class 24566

Mon

9:00am-10:00am

3/17-5/19

No class 4/7, 4/21

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PERSONAL ENRICHMENT

A D U LT S 5 0 +

Gentle Exercise Increase your mobility, vitality and well being . Improve your flexibility and range of motion through mild yoga stretches. Tone

AGES 1-2½

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

Spanish for Parent and Child

body through movement-awareness. Tune the nervous system

Children and adults experience foreign language together. Have

through conscious relaxation. Increase your vitality with deep

fun singing, playing games and creating art all while learning

breathing. This class is designed to accommodate all, from the fit

Spanish. Our instructor’s first language is Spanish. She holds

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

an A.A. in Early Childhood Education and has over four years of

and have fun!

experience teaching Spanish as a second language in preschool

INSTRUCTOR : Ziv Porat

immersion programs.

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

INSTRUCTOR : Spanish 4 Children LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center

$41: 5 classes

Class 24546

Fri

1:00pm-2:00pm

3/21-4/18

$41: 5 classes

Class 24547

Fri

1:00pm-2:00pm

5/2-5/30

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.

LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center

3/19-4/16

3:30pm-4:45pm

4/30-5/28

This class emphasizes early literacy in children to prepare them for a lifelong love of reading. Theme-based sessions introduce vital language and pre-reading skills through wonderful read-alouds, songs, storyboards, movement and finger play. Children will have fun singing and bouncing. You will take home songs to sing, book titles to read, and ideas for simple activities in this gentle and interactive class for young children. A parent or caregiver must stay in class. No unregistered siblings.

LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $99: 8 classes

$83: 10 classes

11:00am-12:15pm

3/18-5/27

8:45am-10:00am

3/20-5/29

No class 4/22

Thu

3:30pm-4:45pm

Wed

INSTRUCTOR : Meera Sriram

INSTRUCTOR : Marcia Conroy

Class 24548

Wed

Class 24860

NEW | Little Lits

Gentle Yoga

Tue

Class 24859

AGES 1½-3½

A D U LT S 5 0 +

Class 24549

$63: 5 classes $5 supply fee due at first class

No class 4/24

Class 25403

Tue

10:00am-10:45am

3/18-5/6

AGES 3-5

Spanish Immersion Preschool Children will learn Spanish in a hands-on interactive and stimulating environment. In this class your child will develop social, fine and gross motor skills. Your child will have fun singing, doing creative art, making puzzles, enjoying new friends and other fun activities. INSTRUCTOR : Spanish 4 Children

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Become a part of the Walnut Creek Recreation family,

Class 24871

Wed

9:00am-12:00pm

3/19-4/16

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

Class 24873

Thu

9:00am-12:00pm

3/20-4/17

Class 24872

Wed

9:00am-12:00pm

4/30-5/28

Class 24874

Thu

9:00am-12:00pm

5/1-5/29

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$168: 5 classes $5 supply fee due at first class

Personal Enrichment AGES 5-12

Chess Class Each lesson consists of instructions, analysis, and tournament games during which students play each other. Lessons are fun, easy to follow, and include individual written instructions to practice at home. Students are divided into groups based on experience and knowledge: beginner, intermediate, and advanced. All equipment provided. Trophies and prizes presented at last class. INSTRUCTOR : Pacific Chess Academy LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center $133: 10 classes

Class 24764

Fri

6:00pm-7:00pm

3/21-5/30

No class 4/25

AGES 5-12

Kids’ Carpentry Kids choose from a wide variety of projects after first completing their sanding block and super-top. Children are introduced

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to concepts like applied math and problem solving and

Basic Creative Writing

craftsmanship. Our motto since 1982: Building confidence and

Thinking about writing a novel or memoir? Stop thinking and start

teaching with respect and humor in a safe and happy environment.

writing as you discover techniques for crafting your own novel,

INSTRUCTOR : Director Michael Glass and wife Jeab

short story or memoir. Class includes in-class writing exercises,

LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center

reading assignments and sharing of written work. Learn the basics of both fiction and creative non-fiction.

$101: 6 classes $36 supply fee due at first class

INSTRUCTOR : Janice De Jesus

Class 24600

Thu

3:00pm-4:00pm

4/24-5/29

Class 24601

Thu

4:00pm-5:00pm

4/24-5/29

Class 24602

Thu

5:00pm-6:00pm

4/24-5/29

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center $93: 6 classes $5 supply fee due at first class

Class 24798

Wed

7:00pm-9:00pm

3/26-5/7

No class 4/23

AGES 10-15

Babysitting for Beginners Learn the skills needed to be a trusted and responsible babysitter.

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Learn all about child development, bedtime strategies, discipline,

Spanish for the Road

how to get jobs, and ways to make babysitting fun for you and

Boarding an airplane, dining out, staying at hotels, conducting a

the kids. Basic first aid, general safety, and what to do in an emergency will also be covered. Students should dress to play and bring a lunch. Students will receive a certificate of completion.

friendly conversation-you’ll learn to do it all in Spanish! Class will include conversation and vocabulary as well as role playing. We will celebrate by sharing a no-host dinner at a Spanish restaurant

INSTRUCTOR : Suzy McCreary

at the last class. No previous knowledge of Spanish required. Your

LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center

instructor has studied Spanish at the University of Valencia in Spain, has traveled and lived in Spanish speaking countries and

$51: 1 class

Class 24765

Sat

9:00am-2:30pm

5/17

has taught Spanish for many years. LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $91: 8 classes $8 supply fee due at first class

Class 25394

Wed

6:30pm-8:00pm

4/2-5/28

No class 4/23

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Personal Enrichment A D U LT

A D U LT S 5 0 +

CPR & First Aid Combo

THE Gifts of Aging

Receive certification in both Community CPR and Standard First

This class explores aging from many different contexts. On the one

Aid. Both certifications are through EMS Safety Services and

hand we have certain perspectives, potentials, and expectations;

are good for two years. Class includes introduction in use of

and on the other, experiences, opportunities, and growth. What’s

defibrillator (AED). Wear comfortable clothing.

living in Elder Hood? It is a time to develop and grow-as someone once said-’In Age, Wisdom, and Grace’. This is your opportunity

INSTRUCTOR : CPR For Life LOCATION Classroom, Professional Education Center $65: 1 class $10 supply fee due at class

to explore your unique aging experiences and to process those experiences for the wisdom to be found in them. The classes will accelerate that process through input, discussion, sharing, and readings in a safe, quiet place for reflective insight.

Class 24791

Sat

9:00am-3:00pm

3/22

Class 24792

Sat

9:00am-3:00pm

4/26

INSTRUCTOR : Roger Desmarais, MA, PhD

Class 24793

Sat

9:00am-3:00pm

5/17

LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $75: 6 classes

Class 25338

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NEW | Introduction to Mindfulness This one time Introduction to Mindfulness class highlights how to use deep breathing techniques to reduce stress while also increasing awareness of our minds and bodies.

10:00am-12:00pm

3/19-4/30

A D U LT S 5 0 +

Timely Topics Enjoy a program of lifelong learning with the presentation of

INSTRUCTOR : Joree Rosenblatt LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center

fascinating topics, through discussion, film, biography, reading materials, word puzzles and more. Devoted to the remembrance and appreciation of significant historical events and people, we’ll

$27: 1 class

Class 24943

Wed

No class 4/23

Mon

11:30am-1:30pm

3/24

use a variety of skills each meeting-visual, audio, cognitive-to create a stimulating, lively, fun learning experience. No books, no tests, just lots of fun learning with JoAnn Adams.

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NEW | Fundamentals of Mindfulness

INSTRUCTOR : JoAnn M. Adams LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

Mindfulness is the practice of learning how to be in the present moment, slow down our busy lives, and be free of the judgments we place on ourselves and others. Through deep breathing techniques, it has been scientifically proven to increase a mind/ body connection, empathy, compassion and gratitude, and overall quality of living. This six-week course teaches practical tools for how to reduce stress and anxiety and cultivate the awareness to

March: More Women in History $23: 2 classes

We continue with Women in History as we celebrate the women who made us laugh with insights in to their unique comedy. Class 24568

Tue

10:00am-11:30am

3/18-3/25

live your life with attention and intention.

April: Where on Earth?

INSTRUCTOR : Joree Rosenblatt LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center

Easter Island, the Mighty Mississippi, the Artic and Antarctica, plus

$99: 6 classes $10 supply fee due at first class

Class 24766

Mon

12:00pm-1:15pm

No class 4/14

$43: 4 classes

Micronesia. Tiny Islands will be our areas of exploration. 3/31-5/12

Class 24569

Tue

10:00am-11:30am

4/1-4/29

No class 4/22

May: “Regards to Broadway” $43: 4 classes

From Mary Martin to Bob Fosse we look at key figures in the development of Broadway that we enjoy today. Our last class will delve into lost treasures of the Tony Awards. Class 24570 48

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10:00am-11:30am 5/6-5/27

Personal Enrichment A D U LT S 5 0 +

All About Email

Mah-Jongg

$53: 2 classes

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

Discover how easy it is to stay connected with family and friends

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

using email. You will learn how to set up a free email account, add

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

attachments to emails, create a contact list, and download files and

amount of time to learn but results in hours of enjoyment laced

photos. We’ll also talk about how to keep your email inbox unclut-

with a lot of mental stimulation. For a fun experience come and

tered by organizing mail into folders and getting rid of unwanted

enjoy a supportive environment where you will learn to play one

mail. Bring your user name and password to class if you already

step at a time.

have an email account.

INSTRUCTOR : Elizabeth Fraga

Class 25395

Tue

12:00pm-2:00pm

3/18 & by arrangement

LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center

Surfing the Web

$43: 4 classes

Class 24556

Tue

1:00pm-4:00pm

3/18-4/8

$53: 2 classes

Class 24557

Tue

1:00pm-4:00pm

4/29-5/20

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

A D U LT S 5 0 +

Bridge Class: Conventions

you and navigating those sites to find the information you’re look-

Learn to play bridge or learn to be a better player in a friendly,

bookmarks, downloading programs and files, and how to use the

relaxed, atmosphere by enrolling in one of four bridge courses

Internet for online shopping or banking.

ing for. Topics include search engines and web browsers, using

offered throughout the year. New players should begin with the Club Series class offered in the fall. Whether you are interested in playing bridge just for fun or are interested in serious competition, these classes will improve your game. Instructor: Larry Miller,

Class 25396

Tue

12:00pm-2:00pm

4/1 & by arrangement

Introduction to Word

American Contract Bridge League Accredited Instructor and Silver

$53: 2 classes

Life Master. In this course you will learn to recognize and use

This class covers the basics of Microsoft Word—how to create a

the conventions that top bridge players use to get to the “right”

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

contract and to communicate important information to their

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

partners on defense. Prerequisites are the Club and Diamond

creating emails, letters, cards, flyers-or any other kind of document

series, or equivalent experience. Text: 25 Bridge Conventions You

you can think of! Handouts provided on basic word processing

Should Know available to purchase in class for approximately $20.

functions.

INSTRUCTOR : Lawrence W. Miller, American Contract Bridge

Class 25397

Tue

12:00pm-2:00pm

4/15 & by arrangement

League Accredited Instructor and Silver Life Master LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $63: 8 classes

Class 24539

Wed

All About iPads LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

1:30pm-3:30pm

4/2-5/28

No class 4/23

$53: 2 classes

Do you have an iPad but aren’t sure what to do with it yet? Come and learn how to navigate your new iPad, and find out how it’s

A D U LT S 5 0 +

different from a laptop computer. Other topics include using the

Tech Buddies

touch screen, what apps are and how to get them, and using your

Computer instruction for both the beginning and advanced

know their account name and password.

beginning student. The first class will consist of a two-hour group lesson and your second class will consist of a one-hour

iPad to read eBooks. Students must provide their own iPad and

Class 25398

Tue

12:00pm-2:00pm

4/29 & by arrangement

private lesson with the instructor. Your private lesson will be by arrangement with the instructor. Instructor will provide handouts tailor made to each student’s specific needs and interests. Total combined group and private instruction time for each student will be three hours. INSTRUCTOR : Martha Strizich LOCATION Technology Room, Walnut Creek Library

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Social Dance

SOCIAL DANCE

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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 : Lisa and Rey Aguilar LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center $67: 8 classes

Tahitian Ahuro’a Women Class 24925

Wed

6:30pm-7:30pm

3/26-5/21

No class 4/23

Tahitian 1 Women and Men (Beg) Class 24926

Wed

7:30pm-8:30pm

3/26-5/21

No class 4/23

AGES 6-18

Baton Twirling and Dance

Tahitian II Women and Men (Int)*

Learn how to twirl the baton! It’s fun and unique, combining

Class 24927

dance and baton twirling for an exciting performance art. You can

No class 4/23

Wed

8:30pm-9:15pm

3/26-5/21

perform in parades, be the star of your school’s athletic events or

Tahitian III Women and Men (Adv)*

talent show, and join a competition team!

Class 24928

INSTRUCTOR : Sandi Rios LOCATION Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gym

Beg/New Students Thu

4:00pm-4:45pm

3/20-5/15

$66: 7 classes

Tahitian Drumming/Music Class 24929

Int/Advanced Students Thu

3/26-5/21

LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center

$99: 9 classes

Class 24840

9:15pm-10:00pm

No class 4/23

$66: 9 classes

Class 24839

Wed

*Registration by instructor invitation only.

4:45pm-6:00pm

Sat

9:30am-10:30am

3/29-5/17

No class 4/26

3/20-5/15 A D U LT

Argentine Tango

AGES 6-17

Tahitian and Polynesian Cultures

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

Experience the motions and songs of the Pacific Islands and learn

most developed and dedicated tango communities in the world.

the Polynesian culture. Instruction includes dances from Tahiti and

Learning Tango will open your possibilities for social connections

neighboring islands for all levels.

not only locally, but also worldwide. Learn fundamentals, technique, rhythm and musicality while gaining movement

INSTRUCTOR : Lisa and Rey Aguilar

awareness and the satisfaction of being able to dance the most

LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center

challenging of all dances. Please wear leather-soled shoes.

$66: 7 classes

Tahitian/Polynesian Culture (Beg) Class 24923

Sat

9:30am-10:30am

3/29-5/17 ages 6-12

No class 4/26

Sat

10:30am-12:00pm

No class 4/26

50

LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center $48: 5 classes

Argentine Tango (Beg)

Tahitian/Polynesian Culture (Int/Adv)* Class 24924

INSTRUCTOR : Marcelo Solis

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3/29-5/17 ages 6-17

Class 24592

Thu

7:30pm-8:30pm

5/1-5/29

Argentine Tango (Int) Class 24594

Thu

8:30pm-9:30pm

5/1-5/29

Social Dance A D U LT

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All About Social Ballroom, Swing and Hot Latin Salsa

Line Dance

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

many returning dancers. It is designed for both the beginning line

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

dancer and those with some line dance experience. Learn how

smooth-flowing combinations and a great method of teaching will

to line dance and review dances being taught in the area. New

make you feel comfortable and confident on the dance floor and

dancers are welcome. The first part of the class will be devoted to

prepare you for any dance party or wedding. We change partners

introductory dances. Intermediate class is for the improving and

so you can meet new friends. Singles and couples are welcome.

experienced dancer who wants to learn newer dances and review the classics. Dances will reflect the interest and ability of the class.

INSTRUCTOR : Anna Magid LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center

Mon

INSTRUCTOR : John Trentacost LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center

$84: 4 classes

Class 24930

The beginning/easy intermediate class is an energetic class with

7:00pm-8:25pm

4/28-5/19

$67: 8 classes

Line Dance (Beg/Easy Int)

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Class 24583

Salsa & Latin Rhythms Dance

Wed

5:30pm-7:00pm

3/26-5/21

7:00pm-9:00pm

3/26-5/21

No class 4/23

For those who want to experience Salsa and any Latin dance. Learn how to move your body, hips, and feet. We will cover techniques for posture and smooth movement. Detailed instruction will allow you to lead or follow to any type of Latin rhythm.

Line Dance (Int) Class 24584

Wed

No class 4/23

INSTRUCTOR : Marcelo Solis LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center

Tuesday Line Dance

$48: 5 classes

Class 24596

Thu

A D U LT S 5 0 +

6:30pm-7:30pm

5/1-5/29

Join us for an afternoon of fun and exercise while learning popular line dances. The beginning class is perfect for someone who is

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new to line dancing or hasn’t danced for some time and wants

NEW | Belly Dance for Fun and Fitness! Belly dance is a complete workout that is fun, energizing and soulful. Belly dance incorporates core exercises, cardiovascular

to have a slower paced review. Lots of fun, great exercise and no pressure. The continuing class is designed for the student who has line dance experience or has completed the beginning course.

movements and stretching. Benefits include increased stamina,

INSTRUCTOR : Cornelia Taylor

fluidity and empowerment. Wear workout attire or loose clothing,

LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center

dance slippers or bare feet. Please bring a yoga mat and a hip

$73: 10 classes

scarf. INSTRUCTOR : Sharifa Ohanesian

Beginning

LOCATION Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gym

Class 24574

$69: 6 classes

Class 24830

Wed

Tue

12:45pm-1:45pm

3/18-5/27

2:00pm-3:30pm

3/18-5/27

No class 4/22

7:30pm-8:45pm

4/9-5/21

No class 4/23

Continuing Class 24573

Tue

No class 4/22

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SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY CAMPS

AGES 7-10

NEW | Behind the Scenes Mini Camp Spring Break Get an inside look of how we care for our resident animals and hospital patients. Activities include special presentations by our

AGES 4-6

animal care and hospital staff. Meet live animals and learn about

NEW | Animal Habitats Mini Camp Spring Break

our animal ambassadors.

Animals live in all types of homes in very special places called

LOCATION Classroom, Lindsay Wildlife Museum

habitats. Discover and meet some live animals and learn about

$88: 3 classes

where and how they live.

INSTRUCTOR : Lindsay Wildlife Museum

Class 25018

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

4/1-4/3

INSTRUCTOR : Lindsay Wildlife Museum LOCATION Classroom, Lindsay Wildlife Museum

AGES 7-12

$88: 3 classes

Class 25019

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

4/1-4/3

NEW | Animation Creators: Stop Motion Animation Work with your favorite toys to create fun and original stop

AGES 5-8

motion animations! Learning materials, software and cameras are

NEW | Ninjaneering with LEGO® Spring Break Enter the world of Ninjago and become an apprentice Ninjaneer! Learn the way of Spinjitzu, build the Fire Temple, race Skull Trucks, and encounter the mighty Dragon! Imagine and build unique

provided. Students work together to create an original story and then create their story through animation. Basic concepts such as camera angles, storyboards, scripting elements and theme will be introduced. Students will also do voiceover work for their animation and add a musical score to their completed project.

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

INSTRUCTOR : Freshi Films, LLC

instructor while exploring the fantasy world of Ninjago. This is

LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center

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

$143: 8 classes $20 supply fee due at class

INSTRUCTOR : Play-Well TEKnologies

Class 25020

Mon

3:30pm-4:45pm

3/24-5/19

No class 4/21

LOCATION Classroom, Tice Valley Gymnasium $192: 4 classes

Class 25035

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

4/21-4/24

AGES 7-12

NEW | Comic Book Creators AGES 6-10

Designed for students who enjoy comic book characters and

NEW | Earth Exploration camp Spring Break

interactive comic based stories, this class allows kids to create

Come explore the world from a Bird’s Eye View, dive into the

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

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

Ocean to explore all that exists beneath the water and investigate the impact of Human’s on our planet. We will conduct solar

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

experiments and explore predator and prey relationships. We

INSTRUCTOR : Freshi Films, LLC

will make our own paper, dissect an owl pellet and bring home

LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center

projects that will allow us to continue investigating the bugs and

$143: 8 classes $20 supply fee due at class

birds that live among us.

Class 25021

INSTRUCTOR : Mad Science of Mt. Diablo LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center $239: 5 classes

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and adventures. Students work with comic life software to create

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

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4/21-4/25

Wed

No class 4/23

3:30pm-4:45pm

3/26-5/21

Martial Arts

MARTIAL ARTS

AGES 5-60

Cutting Edge Martial Arts This challenging, traditional program is offered to build an

AGES 3-6

ongoing practice in martial arts for students of all ages. Class

Tiny Tigers Karate

begins with a warm-up combining both kids and adults. Students

This program is a good base for your child’s journey into martial arts. Each week is themed and focuses on specific skills in a fun learning environment. Instructors are all black belts with over five years of teaching experience. Classes are broken down into groups based on age if necessary. Participants will need to purchase a uniform on the first day of class for $35.

6:00pm-6:30pm

3/24-4/28

No class 4/21

Tue

3:30pm-4:00pm

3/25-4/29

No class 4/22

Class 24812

Thu

development and technique perfection. “A Cutting Edge black belt is not something you earn; it’s something you become.” Equipment and uniforms are available for purchase at class.

$63: 5 classes

$58: 5 classes

Class 24810

and Jujitsu. Emphasis is on physical conditioning, character

LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center

LOCATION Studio, Delta Martial Arts & Athletics

Mon

combining five traditions: Tae-Kwon-Do, Shotokan, Aikido, Judo

INSTRUCTOR : Preston Jones Enterprise

INSTRUCTOR : Delta Martial Arts and Athletics

Class 24808

are then separated by age and ability to learn techniques

5:00pm-5:30pm

3/27-5/1

No class 4/24

Class 24773

Tue

5:30pm-6:30pm

3/18-4/15

Class 24775

Fri

6:30pm-7:30pm

3/21-4/18

Class 24777

Sat

10:00am-11:30am

3/22-4/19

Class 24774

Tue

5:30pm-6:30pm

4/29-5/27

Class 24776

Fri

6:30pm-7:30pm

5/2-5/30

Class 24778

Sat

10:00am-11:30am

5/3-5/31

AGES 7-12

Class 24811

Tue

3:30pm-4:00pm

5/6-6/3

Class 24815

Thu

5:00pm-5:30pm

5/8-6/5

Karate Kids All of our Karate Kids are taught in a professional facility dedicated to small class sizes and methods focused on the challenges of

$47: 4 classes

Class 24809

Mon

6:00pm-6:30pm

5/5-6/2

No class 5/26

school-aged children. Through fun drills and exercises your child will develop self-esteem, self-discipline, safety awareness, respect and increased athletic abilities. Participants will need to purchase a uniform on the first day of class for $35.

AGES 5-15

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

$68: 5 classes

for the health and safety of your child. Safety expert and 5th

Class 24816

degree black belt Sensei Preston Jones designed the program

No class 4/21

Mon

to engage your child in hands-on activities and games that help

Class 24818

teach techniques to keep safe at home, school and while visiting

No class 4/22

friends. Stranger and bully awareness are the focus. As safety

Class 24820

Tue Tue

4:00pm-4:45pm

3/24-4/28

6:30pm-7:15pm

3/25-4/29

6:30pm-7:15pm

5/6-6/3

experts agree, “Every child should learn how to keep themselves safe.” $55: 4 classes

INSTRUCTOR : Preston Jones Enterprise LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center $123: 10 classes

Class 24771

Fri

5:30pm-6:15pm

Class 24817

Mon

4:00pm-4:45pm

5/5-6/2

No class 5/26

3/21-5/30

No class 4/25

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Food & Cooking

FOOD & COOKING

AGES 6-13

NEW | Bon Appetit Cooking Camp Spring Break This week is filled with savory French dishes from many different French regions. We will talk about French food, history, and its culinary life. Also, many important classic culinary techniques are learned. Come learn and (taste) the best of what France has to offer. Some of our dishes will include French onion soup, oven French fries, meringue cookies, chocolate tart, pear salad, almond crusted chicken, crepes, soufflĂŠs, beef bourguignon and many other favorite French dishes! INSTRUCTOR : Rainbow Chefs LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center $298: 5 classes $40 supply fee before the start of class

Class 25212

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

4/21-4/25

AGES 7-12 AGES 4-12

NEW | Around the World Cooking

We Teach Your Kids to Cook

Next stop around the World! This class will concentrate on

In this fun class, Chef Lynda and her staff guide children in

international cuisine, including some basic country history,

learning how to make recipes the entire family will enjoy. Young

geography, famous inter- national foods, ingredients, and spices

chefs learn the basics of nutrition, grocery shopping, reading food

used. We will learn, make and taste the foods of many different

labels, food- and knife-safety, and the importance of proper clean-

countries. Some of our yummy recipes are crepes, French onion

up. Children learn how to make delicious, healthy food that builds

soup, pad thai, fajitas, wontons, chow mein, and many other tasty

self- esteem and supports their bodies. Family and friends will be

and healthy made recipes.

clamoring to book a seat at your table to sample your young chef’s creations. Two recipes made each class.

LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center

INSTRUCTOR : Lynda Rexroat and staff LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center $171: 3 classes $15 supply fee due at first class

$153: 8 classes $40 supply fee before the start of class

Class 25037

Tue

5:00pm-6:00pm

3/18-5/13

No class 4/22

Class 24684

Mon

1:30pm-3:00pm

4/7-4/21

ages 4-5

Class 24685

Mon

4:00pm-5:30pm

4/7-4/21

ages 6-12

A g es 1 5 & u p

NEW | Art of the Cake Pop

AGES 5-7

NEW | Mix and Stir

Fun for all! Master the elusive art of the cake pop. This tasty class

Your young, aspiring chef will learn the basics of measurements

versatile cake pop. Decorate and package these fun treats for you

and age appropriate cooking techniques. They will get to use these

and yours in this rewarding class.

will guide you through from start to sweet completion of the

new techniques and skills to make their all- time favorite foods! INSTRUCTOR : Rainbow Chefs

$153: 8 classes $40 supply fee before the start of class

Class 25036

Tue

3:30pm-4:30pm

No class 4/22

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INSTRUCTOR : Vanessa Craig LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center

LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center

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INSTRUCTOR : Rainbow Chefs

3/18-5/13

$55: 1 class $15 supply fee due at class

Class 25052

Wed

6:00pm-9:00pm

4/9

Food & Cooking A g es 1 5 & u p

A D U LT

NEW | Classic Chocolate Torte

NEW | Burmese Cooking

The lure of a rich and elegant chocolate torte is undeniable. Learn

Myanmar (Burma) has been a mystery for quite sometimes but

the process of making and decorating a classic French torte.

its cuisine is not that elusive. Burmese cuisine is very unique with

Become versed in the history and technique of this timeless

its own characteristics that stir interests in the US culinary scene.

dessert.

Learn to cook popular Burmese dishes in this hands-on class and prepare delicious dishes, such as laphet salad, hot and sour fish

INSTRUCTOR : Vanessa Craig LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center

INSTRUCTOR : Chat Mingkwan

$48: 1 class $20 supply fee due at class

Class 25051

Tue

6:00pm-9:00pm

soup, curried noodles, pea fritters, etc.

LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center

3/25

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

Class 24944

A g es 1 5 & u p

NEW | Sweet and Savory Tarts The options are endless for these beautiful tarts. Learn how to

Tue

6:30pm-9:30pm

5/27

A D U LT

make fail proof tart crusts and fill them with spring’s gorgeous

Dim Sum

bounty. This class provides you with the skills. Then it is up to

Dim Sum means ‘a little bit of heart,’ and these little savories and

you to show your creative combinations. Fun times had by all!

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

INSTRUCTOR : Vanessa Craig

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

LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center

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

$55: 1 class $15 supply fee due at class

seasonings to create popular items, and learn techniques of filling

Class 25050

Tue

6:00pm-9:00pm

and wrapping delicious popular Asian snacks such as pork and 5/6

shrimp dumplings, BBQ pork buns, Chinese broccoli, and sesame seed balls. INSTRUCTOR : Chat Mingkwan

A D U LT

Asian Fusion-Vegetarian Cooking Series Using his cookbook, Vegetarian Fusion, Chat invites you to join his quest for healthy eating. Let’s modify popular Asian dishes into vegetarian-friendly meals and maintain the soul that makes Asian

LOCATION Kitchen, Civic Park Community Center $57: 1 class $15 supply fee due at class

Class 24933

Mon

6:30pm-9:30pm

5/19

cuisine so uniquely popular. We will make dishes from various Asian cuisines, such as French, Chinese, Indian, Mediterranean, Japanese, Thai, Swiss, and Vietnamese, and make them healthier and more beneficial by using only vegetables and their byproducts. INSTRUCTOR : Chat Mingkwan LOCATION Kitchen, Civic Park Community Center $131: 3 classes $35 supply fee due at class

Class 24932

Mon

6:30pm-9:30pm

4/28-5/12

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Food & Cooking A D U LT

NEW | Peru’s Classic, Traditional Dishes So many to choose from! The menu for this hands-on class will include: Shrimp Cocktail au Cognac, an appetizer with the Peruvian staple of an out of the ordinary taste. Your entree, Quinua the Andean Way, is seasoned with native ingredients, a delicious combination of flavors the way this ancient ‘mother grain’ of the native Peruvians is eaten in the highlands of Peru. Held sacred by the Incas, it was crucial to life in the pre-historic Andes. The dessert is Mango Pie—you will love it. INSTRUCTOR : Nora Frazier LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $52: 1 class $16 supply fee due at class

Class 25016

Fri

6:30pm-9:30pm

5/2

A D U LT

NEW | Peru’s Long Culinary History Cevicherias in Peru serve a fabulous array of ceviches-our appetizer will be Shrimp Ceviche, a delicious variation. The entree in this hands-on class, Arroz Tapado, is a distinct example of A D U LT

ethnic fusions. Its layered presentation has a filling of beef, nuts,

Sushi and Nigiri

raisins, Peruvian olives, Aji Amarillo, the most important pepper

Discover the secret to slicing fresh fish and shaping it into bite-size offerings for sushi and nigiri. You’ll convert plain rice into flavorful sushi rice, wrap it and roll it into traditional and trendy rolls. Have

of flavors. Dessert: Pisco Sour and Coconut Tart, ‘seasoned’ and enhanced by our national brandy, the Pisco.

fun creating your own delicious and healthy dinners of nigiri and

INSTRUCTOR : Nora Frazier

popular rolls such as California, Philadelphia, cucumber and spicy.

LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center

INSTRUCTOR : Chat Mingkwan

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

LOCATION Kitchen, Civic Park Community Center

Class 25008

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

Class 24931

Mon

6:30pm-9:30pm

3/24

Fri

6:30pm-9:30pm

3/28

A D U LT

NEW | Peruvian Cuisine-Its Identity

A D U LT

Thai Cooking Series

Peruvian dishes are recognized globally as one of the best in South

Recently returned from Thailand with new trends and his cookbook

Huancaina Sauce from the Peruvian Andes consisting of Queso

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

Fresco, Peruvian Aji Amarillo (hot pepper, mild and fruity flavored),

intensive Thai cooking series. Learn Thai culinary philosophy

combined with baby roasted potatoes. The entree is Aji of Shrimp.

and recognize Thai tastes and flavors by hands-on preparation

The Aji de Gallina (previous class description) is so popular, we

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

varied it with shrimp. The dessert is poetic: A Limena Woman’s

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

Sigh, exquisite, sweet and delicate.

America. In this hands on class the appetizer will be the delicious

transform fresh ingredients into delicious dishes.

INSTRUCTOR : Nora Frazier

INSTRUCTOR : Chat Mingkwan

LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center

LOCATION Kitchen, Civic Park Community Center

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

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

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in our kitchens, and more, resulting in a wonderful combination

Tue

6:30pm-9:30pm

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Class 25009 4/1-4/15

Fri

6:30pm-9:30pm

4/18

Dog/Pet Care A D U LT

NEW | Why Peruvian Cuisine is Special Its geography, creativity in the kitchen, a culinary adventure! In this hands-on class Parmesan Shrimp served in a shell will be your appetizer. The entree, Huancaina Potatoes, a classic, special dish with ‘seasoned’ potatoes combine exceptionally well with the cheese sauce from Huancayo-a city in the Andes of Peru-consists of Queso Fresco, Peruvian Aji Amarillo (hot pepper, mild and fruity flavored). Dessert will be Quinua Pudding, a delicious sweet version.

DOG/PET CARE A D U LT

Dog Obedience: Beginning In this foundation class, your dog will learn how to walk nicely on leash, sit and stay, come when called, not bolt through doors, not jump up, behave when groomed or examined, and more. With these skills your dog will have a more meaningful existence, will be handy around the house, and will be a welcome part of society.

INSTRUCTOR : Nora Frazier

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.

$49: 1 class $16 supply fee due at class

INSTRUCTOR : Dog Dynamics, Inc.

Class 25017

Fri

6:30pm-9:30pm

LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center*

5/23

$133: 6 classes $25 supply fee due at first class

Class 24919

A D U LT

NEW | Plant-strong: How to Thrive on a plant-based diet This class will address the benefits of a plant-based diet, how to create nourishing meal plans, and practical steps to preparing delicious vegetarian meals. Great for someone who cooks for a family member who is vegetarian or vegan, wants to add more vegetables to their plate, or desires to transition to more of a plantbased eating plan. Although not a cooking class, these informative and hands-on sessions will involve creating meal plans, recipes and shopping guides.

Tue

7:15pm-8:00pm

4/15-5/20

*5/13 class meets at Civic Park Community Center.

A D U LT

Dog: Help for Reactive Dogs Don’t let another walk feel like a disaster because your dog lunges at other dogs. Don’t stop taking your dog out in public because your dog loses his brain when a car goes by. Learn what makes your dog react, and the steps you can take to redirect that energy into more positive social behavior. Please do not bring your dog the first day of class, but come ready to learn how to set your dog

INSTRUCTOR : Michelle Dwyer

up for success and stop the overly reactive response to every day

LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center

common occurrences.

$99: 4 classes

INSTRUCTOR : Dog Dynamics, Inc.

Class 25213

Tue

7:00pm-9:00pm

3/25-4/15

LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center* $133: 6 classes $25 supply fee due at first class

A D U LT

Quick and Healthy Meals from Costco and Trader Joe’s Have you decided that you want to eat healthier? Want some great

Class 24921

Tue

6:15pm-7:00pm

ideas and easy recipes to make it easier? Discover products you

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can simply ‘heat and eat’, as well as how to use a few ingredients

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to create delicious, healthy meals fast. You will leave with specific product information and simple, yet flavorful recipes. Dinner will be served as participants sample meals demonstrated and presented. Jamie is the author of four cookbooks, including her new book, Livin’ Lean with Trader Joe’s.

4/15-5/20

*5/13 class meets at Civic Park Community Center.

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

INSTRUCTOR : Jamie Davidson

of all City fields and

LOCATION Kitchen, Civic Park Community Center

the Heather Farm Dog

$41: 1 class $7 supply fee due at class

Park.

Class 24870

Thu

7:00pm-9:30pm

3/20

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Sports

SPORTS KIDZ LOVE SOCCER Learn the world’s most popular sport from professional coaches using the Kidz Love Soccer method which includes age-appropriate skill demonstrations, fun games, and instructional scrimmages conducted in a non-competitive, recreational format. Shin guards are required by the 2nd class meeting. NEW: Participants receive a KLS jersey!

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AGES 3½-4

AGES 2-3½

Parent & Me Soccer

Tot Soccer

As you and your child participate in our fun, age-appropriate

Young children will develop large motor skills while having fun

activities, your child will develop both large motor skills and

running and kicking just like the big kids!

socialization skills. A variety of activities designed around the game of soccer will be played each week. The fun happens on the field so you won’t have to watch from the sidelines.

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

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

Class 24906

Mon

9:30am-10:00am

4/7-6/2

5:15pm-5:45pm

4/7-6/2

No class 5/26

$109: 8 classes

Class 24895

Mon

10:45am-11:15am

4/7-6/2

No class 5/26

Mon

Class 24896

Thu

9:30am-10:00am

4/10-5/29

Class 24908

Thu

10:10am-10:40am

4/10-5/29

Class 24897

Thu

6:15pm-6:45pm

4/10-5/29

Class 24909

Thu

5:00pm-5:30pm

4/10-5/29

LOCATION : Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park

LOCATION : Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park

$109: 8 classes

$109: 8 classes

Class 24898

Sat

11:00am-11:30am

4/12-6/7

No class 5/24

Class 24899

Sat

Class 24910

Sat

No class 5/24

11:35am-12:05pm

No class 5/24

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Class 24907

No class 5/26

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4/12-6/7

9:00am-9:30am

4/12-6/7

Sports AGES 7-10

AGES 4-5

Pre Soccer

Soccer Skillz and Scrimmages

Children will learn the basic techniques of soccer while building

Players will enjoy advanced skill building; dribbling, passing

self-esteem and learning to follow instructions in a nurturing

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

teaching environment.

scrimmages that emphasize application of finer technical points. All levels are welcome.

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

INSTRUCTOR : Kidz Love Soccer

$109: 8 classes

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

Class 24900

Mon

10:00am-10:35am

4/7-6/2

$109: 8 classes

Class 24917

No class 5/26

Mon

4:30pm-5:15pm

4/7-6/2

No class 5/26

Class 24901

Mon

5:45pm-6:20pm

4/7-6/2

No class 5/26

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

Class 24902

Thu

10:40am-11:15am

4/10-5/29

Class 24903

Thu

3:40pm-4:15pm

4/10-5/29

Class 24918

4/10-5/29

No class 5/24

Class 24904

Thu

5:30pm-6:05pm

9:30am-10:05am

4/12-6/7

10:05am-10:40am

4/12-6/7

No class 5/24

Class 24911

Sat

4/12-6/7

please call the KLS Field Hot-Line at 1-888-372-5803 ½ hour

$109: 8 classes

Sat

12:10pm-12:55pm

KIDZ LOVE SOCCER WEATHER WATCH: In case of rainouts,

LOCATION : Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park

Class 24905

Sat

No class 5/24

prior to your class start time or download the free Kidz Love Soccer app for iPhone or Android to receive cancellation notifications directly on your phone. All rainouts will be made up at the regular class time during the week(s) following the end of the session. No credits will be issued if make-ups are offered. If we are unable to schedule a makeup, refunds will be issued.

AGES 5-6

Soccer 1

AGES 3-5

Beginning players learn dribbling, passing, receiving, shooting, age-specific defense, etc. Fun skill games are played at every

Lil’ Baseball

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

Lil’ Baseball players will learn elementary skills and the direction

Small-sided soccer matches will be introduced gradually.

of baseball in this exciting new program. Each class includes skill building in throwing, hitting, fielding, and base-running. We

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

Class 24912

Mon Mon

3:45pm-4:30pm

4/7-6/2

6:20pm-7:05pm

4/7-6/2

4:15pm-5:00pm

4/10-5/29

No class 5/26

Class 24914

Thu

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

Class 24915

Sat

10:40am-11:25am

4/12-6/7

11:25am-12:10pm

4/12-6/7

No class 5/24

Class 24916

Sat

No class 5/24

child’s motor skills. Parents learn, too, through daily observation and voluntary participation. Join us, and your child will be a step

No class 5/26

Class 24913

ensure safety with age-appropriate equipment designed for your

ahead of the game when it’s time for t-ball! INSTRUCTOR : The Pitching Center LOCATION Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park $139: 8 classes

Class 24799

Tue

4:00pm-4:50pm

4/8-5/27

Class 24800

Tue

5:00pm-5:50pm

4/8-5/27

Class 24801

Wed

4:00pm-4:50pm

4/9-5/28

Class 24802

Wed

5:00pm-5:50pm

4/9-5/28

LIL BASEBALL WEATHER WATCH: In case of rainouts, please call

(650) 796-7378 ½ hour prior to your class start time. All rainouts will be made up at the regular class time during the week(s) following the end of the session. No credits will be issued if makeups are offered. If we are unable to schedule a make-up, refunds will be issued.

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Sports AGES 2-4

Fitness and Sports with JumpBunch

WEE-HOOP

JumpBunch is a fun, structured program that introduces children

Wee Hoop is designed to

to a wide range of sports, helps build coordination, self-esteem,

provide children with a

and a life-long love of sports and fitness. We have safe and age

positive basketball experience

appropriate equipment to teach the children the basics of many

while promoting a physically

sports together with the concept of teamwork. JumpBunch

active lifestyle. Children

incorporates sports, fitness and music for a fun-filled, safe and

can master basketball skills

exciting class. Please wear tennis shoes. Parent participation

from one class to the next,

recommended.

build self-confidence and self-esteem and learn how to

INSTRUCTOR : JumpBunch

behave in a more structured

LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center

environment while having fun.

$51: 4 classes

Participants need to purchase a Wee Hoop basketball on the first day of class for $7.

Class 24762

Wed

11:45am-12:15pm

3/19-4/9

Class 24763

Wed

11:45am-12:15pm

4/23-5/14

AGES 1½ -3

Dribblers This parent-interactive class develops gross motor skills and coordination pertinent to the game of basketball. Children experience the joy of mastering a skill through repetition. Activities include catching bubbles and organized games that help develop listening skills. Parent participation required. INSTRUCTOR : Wee Hoop LOCATION Court 3, Tice Valley Gymnasium $63: 4 classes

Class 24686

Tue

10:00am-10:35am

3/25-4/15

Class 24687

Tue

10:00am-10:35am

4/29-5/20

A D U LT

Golf Develop your skills with Boundary Oak Director of Instruction and

AGES 4-5

former PGA tour player Dave DeLong. Beginning golfers will learn

Hot Shots

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

This class places more of an emphasis on developing basketball skills and learning basic rules of the game. The activities in this class will encourage teamwork and new friendships.

Class size limited to 10 to ensure quality instruction. Bring a nine iron or pitching wedge to the first class. Clubs provided upon request at class. INSTRUCTOR : Dave DeLong

INSTRUCTOR : Wee Hoop

LOCATION Driving Range, Boundary Oak Golf Course

LOCATION Court 3, Tice Valley Gymnasium

$93: 6 classes $5 ball fee to be paid at each class

$63: 4 classes

Class 24688

Tue

10:40am-11:25am

3/25-4/15

Class 24689

Tue

10:40am-11:25am

4/29-5/20

Beg/Int Women’s Class 24804

Tue

9:30am-10:30am

3/18-4/22

Beg/Int Golf Coed

60

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Class 24805

Tue

6:00pm-7:00pm

3/18-4/22

Class 24806

Tue

7:00pm-8:00pm

3/18-4/22

Class 24807

Thu

6:30pm-7:30pm

3/20-4/24

Sports

SPORTS

Turf & Dog Park Hotline

Tice Valley & Foothill Community Gymnasiums

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

(925) 256-3574

Tice Valley and Foothill Community Gymnasiums are available

for updated conditions of all City fields and the Heather Farm Dog Park.

for public and private rentals. Book your special events (birthday parties, basketball/volleyball practices, luncheons, business meetings, etc.) with us. For further information call Leo Harrod or

Sport/Fitness Groups

Wes Allnutt at (925) 256-3572.

Badminton & Pickle Ball

Baseball and softball programs for boys and girls aged 7-15. Log onto www.continentalbaseball.com for information.

Drop-in Badminton & Pickle Ball The drop-in programs meet on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 10:00 am-12:00 pm at Tice Valley Gym. Cost is $3.

Spring Basketball League Adult Basketball Leagues

Continental Little League (925) 210-6141

943-5866

Sunday 5-on-5

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 – 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.

Our adult 5 on 5 basketball fall/winter leagues are in progress. If

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

you would like to have a registration packet emailed for the spring

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

leagues, send a request to Hope Keung at keung@walnut-creek.

8th grade girls to learn or enhance their game.

org. Sunday night league play will begin in March and Thursday

Email Odysseyvball@astound.net for more information.

night league play will begin in April. Games will be played at the Tice Valley Community Gymnasium. Free Agents: Although we do not place players on teams, we will take your information and make it available to team managers who are looking for players. Send an email to Hope Keung at Keung@walnut-creek.org to add yourself to the free agents list.

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

WCASI provides a recreational slow-pitch softball program at Heather Farm Park. For dates and for more information, log onto www.wcasi.org. Walnut Creek Little League (925) 806-8242

Baseball and Softball programs for boys and girls aged 8-16. For more information, log onto www.wcbaseball.org.

Volleyball Adult Volleyball Leagues

(925) 943-5866

Monday Night Coed League

Wednesday Night Women’s 4’s

Registration packets for the Monday winter adult volleyball coed

Walnut Creek Marauders and Cheer (925) 941-4745

This contact football organization competes in the Diablo Valley Youth Football Conference and is open to boys and girls aged 5-15 years old. Log onto www.wcyfmarauders.com.

league and Wednesday Women’s 4’s are available at the Tice Valley Gym. Call (925) 256-3572 or email keung@walnut-creek.org for a registration packet. Free Agents: Although we do not place players

Walnut Creek Soccer Club (925) 407-5662

The WCSC is a youth soccer organization only, with players ages

on teams, we will take your information and make it available to

6-18. For information, visit www.wcsc.org.

team managers who are looking for players. Send an email to

Walnut Creek Youth Athletic Association (925) 933-4884

Hope Keung at Keung@walnut-creek.org to add yourself to the

WCYAA offers recreational sports for boys and girls in grades K-11,

free agents list.

including basketball, t-ball/baseball and summer soccer. Log onto www.wcyaa.com for information.

Drop-in Volleyball The volleyball drop-in program meets on Friday evenings from 7:00-10:00 pm at the Tice Valley Gym. Cost is $5 and is open to the first 45 participants.

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Aquatics

AQUATICS YEAR-ROUND FACILITY AND SWIMMING PROGRAMS

Competitive Programs

CLARKE SWIM CENTER

Walnut Creek Aquabears Swim Team

Located in Heather Farm Park

The nationally ranked Walnut Creek Aquabears Swim Team is a

1750 Heather Drive, Walnut Creek

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

(925) 943-5856

For more information call (925) 939-5990. Website: www.walnutcreekaquabears.org. Head coach: Mike Heaney.

• Heated pools open year-round • Olympic size, 20-lane lap pool • Certified professional lifeguards

Walnut Creek Masters Swim Team

• Heated changing rooms and showers

Our masters (ages19-90) team is one of the finest (and most fun)

• Fitness center with cardiovascular and weight equipment

in the country, providing a competitive swimming program and

• Seasonal diving pool with 1-meter diving board.

structured fitness program for adults of ALL abilities. For more

• Seasonal children’s pool

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

• Vending machines

Head Coach: Kerry O’Brien.

FACILITY CLOSED*

April 20 May 31

Walnut Creek Aquanuts Synchronized Swim Team

June 1

The Walnut Creek Aquanuts is one of the most acclaimed teams in

Additional Dates: TBD

international synchronized swimming and home of Olympic cham-

WEEKEND HOURS

pions. The Aquanuts provide a year-round program of all ages and

May 26

abilities. Call (925) 934-4792. Website: www.aquanuts.org. Head Coach: Kim Probst.

LARKEY PARK SWIM CENTER Located by the Lindsay Museum

Walnut Creek Swim Club (WCSC )

2771 Buena Vista Avenue, Walnut Creek

WCSC is one of the oldest and finest recreational swim teams in

(925) 943-5861

the County celebrating our 53rd year. We pride ourselves in creating an atmosphere where swimmers not only improve but

• Open from June 16 through August 17, 2014

there is great family fun for everyone! For more information visit

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

www.walnutcreekswimclub.org or email director@walnutcreek-

• Diving area with 1-meter diving board

swimclub.org.

• Children’s wading pool (1 foot deep)

Co-Head Coaches: Brett Anderson and Jason Kamp.

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Lap Swimming & Fitness Center All swimmers must swim continuous laps, in the true tradition of lap swimming. Circle swimming will be enforced in order to accommodate more swimmers. Swimming instruction of any

Admission Fees Daily Admission Fees Everyone entering the facility must pay an admission fee. No refunds.

kind is prohibited. Fitness Center for use by adults, 18 and older.

Recreational swimming

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

Children (ages 6 & under)

$3.50

Use at own risk.

Youth (ages 7-17)

$4.25

Adults (ages 18 & up)

$5.00

Lap Swim (ages 13 & up) Clarke Swim Center

Current - June 15, 2014 Monday - Friday 5:30 am – 4:00 pm Monday – Thursday 7:00pm – 8:30 pm Saturday - Sunday 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

lap swimming

Lap Swim (ages 13 & up)

$5.00

Daily PARK PASS OPTION Allows in/out privileges during recreational swim times Children (ages 6 & under)

$4.00

Youth

(ages 7-17)

$4.75

Fitness Center Hours (ages 18 & up)

Adults

(ages 18 & up)

$5.50

Clarke Swim Center

Discount 15 Swim Passes

See facility description for closure dates

Current - June 15, 2014 Monday - Friday 6:00am–3:30pm

Valid for 1 year. No refunds.

Monday - Thursday 7:00pm–8:15pm

Children (ages 6 & under)

$45.00

Saturday - Sunday 11:00 am – 3:45 pm

Youth (ages 7-17)

$56.25

Adults (ages 18 & up)

$63.75

Family Lap Swimming Hours

Lap Swim (ages13 & up)

$63.75

Fitness swimming for the entire family! All swimmers ages 7 and

Adult Lap Swim/Fitness Center Monthly Pass

up must swim continuous laps, in the true tradition of lap swimming. Recreation swimming and horseplay are prohibited. Circle swimming will be enforced to accommodate more swimmers. Swimming instruction of any kind is prohibited.

Allows unlimited entries during lap swim hours for 30 days from purchase date. Lap Swim (ages 13 & up)

$71

Clarke Swim Center

Current - June 15, 2014 Saturday - Sunday 12:00pm - 4:00pm

FAMILY RECREATIONAL PASS

*All participants ages 7 – 13 must be accompanied by a swimming

Enjoy unlimited use of the Clarke and Larkey Swim Centers during

Adults (ages 18 & up)

recreational swim times for immediate family members living

See facility description for closure dates

at same address. Family passes valid April 1 through Labor Day

Recreational Swim Hours

Weekend. (Family passes are valid for up to 5 family members. Each additional member will be charged an additional $10). Family must show proper ID.

Children 6 & under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Horseplay and instruction is not permitted in recreational area. Swimming instruction of any kind is prohibited. CLARKE SWIM CENTER

Current - June 15, 2014 50 meter pool only: Sat - Sun

12:00pm - 4:00pm

See facility description for closure dates.

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Aquatics 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

Mon/Wed/Fri

8:00am & 9:00am

Tue/Thu

8:30am

Shallow water & deep water classes offered. All classes are 50 minutes long.

Facility Rental Programs Our facilities are great for end-of-the-year private school parties and summer day camp/care recreational swimming opportunities. Call now to reserve your spot for hours of summer fun. Contact Karen Heaston-Martin at (925) 943-5899, ext. 2438 for more information. Space is limited so sign up early!

Walnut Creek Masters: Try-out for Fitness Swimmers WCM invites all interested fitness swimmers to sample our program and experience an atmosphere of encouraging swimmers and coaches dedicated to stroke instruction and improved conditioning. “Competitive Spirit” and competition are not a requirement to be a member, and is only one aspect of this largely successful adult fitness program. All practices are coached by the same experienced staff that trains some of the finest adult swimmers in the world. For more information, contact Head Coach Kerry O’Brien (925) 280-5421 or www.swim4wc.org. You can also

party area reservations

stop by during practice to talk with a coach.

Reserve table space for your pool party. You can reserve our party area for just $50. Individual entry fees not included. Call for more information: (925) 943-5899, ext. 2438.

LOCATION : Clarke Swim Center $7: Masters daily admission fee

Mon-Fri

Aquatic Fitness Classes

Register for tryout at front counter.

Free Adult Swim Lesson

AQUA ZUMBA! Aqua Zumba is a fun, energizing and exhilarating water exercise course that incorporates the Zumba formula, Latin and world-wide songs with traditional water exercise discipline. This course is great for any level of fitness enthusiast or novice alike. Everyone welcome! No swimming skills required. Water shoes

Walnut Creek Masters Team members and coaches are offering free swim lessons to non-swimming or novice adults. The goal of the new program, Swimming Saves Lives, is to help enhance adult water safety with a unique approach developed by renowned WCM Head Coach Kerry O’Brien.

recommended. Anyone willing to have fun, come in and yell

Instructor : Kerry O’Brien

“Weeeeepppaaa!”

Location: Clarke Swim Center

Instructor : Oscar Solano, Certified Aqua Zumba Instructor

free

Location : Clarke Swim Center

Class 25211

$96; 12 classes. Drop-in $10

Class 25391

Fri 4:30pm-5:30pm

3/7 - 5/23

Class 25392

Sat 3:00pm-4:00pm

3/8 - 5/24

*More sessions in summer guide!

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

Mon-Thu 7:00pm

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Mon/Tue/Thu 6:45pm-8:00pm

5/12, 5/13, 5/15

Aquatics

Youth Programs

Training Courses A g es 1 5 & u p

A g es 7 - 1 2

YOUTH WATER POLO! TRY IT Water Polo is designed for the beginner to those who may

American Red Cross Lifeguard Training (r2012)

have an interest in joining a competitive polo team but not quite

This course will provide you with the following skills and

ready for the full commitment of a year round program.

certifications to become a certified lifeguard: lifeguarding, first aid,

Our talented instructors will help youth learn basic skills needed

CPR-FPR, and AED (oxygen admin. optional).

for the sport in a fun, pressure free environment. We will build

• Participants must pass all written and practical exams to earn

on ball handling, dribbling, passing /receiving skills, shooting

certificate.

and goalie drills. Offense and defense pattern drills will also be explored all while building upon swimming endurance and having

• Must be 15 years old by the last day of class.

fun! Get ready to learn, laugh and play polo!

• Must attend ALL classes to be eligible to take final exams.

Swimming test may be required. Participants should be able to

LOCATION Classroom, Clarke Swim Center

swim a minimum of one length of freestyle comfortably and tread

$213:

water.

Class 24364

Mon-Thu 9:30am-5:30pm

3/17-20

Instructor : Carolina Socha-Araujo

Class 24365

Mon-Thu 9:30am-5:30pm

3/31-4/3

Location: Larkey Swim Center

Class 24999

Mon-Thu 9:30am-5:30pm

4/21-4/24

Class 25000

Sat/Sun 9:30am-5:30pm

5/17-18, 5/24-25

$71: 8 classes

Class 25223

Sat

2:30 – 3:15

4/5-5/24

A g es 6 - 1 4

YOUTH STROKE & SWIM CLINICS - Summer Swim Team Prep Sessions are designed with the summer-recreational swim team swimmer in mind. Instruction includes each of the four competitive strokes and their associated turns, skills and drills. This course reviews County Swim Meet stroke & turn and eligibility for 2012. Classes are taught by U.S.S. Walnut Creek Aquabears swim team coaches.

(Includes books & certification)

AMERICAN RED CROSS LIFEGUARD TRAINING REVIEW COURSE This course is designed for individuals that hold current certifications in Lifeguard/First Aid/CPR/AED which will expire soon (before this spring or summer 2014) who need to renew their certifications before they expire in half the time as a regular certification course. Participation in class does not constitute automatic renewal of certification. Must pass all written and practical exams to earn certificate. Must provide proof of current certification. LOCATION Classroom, Clarke Swim Center

Instructor: USS Walnut Creek Aquabears Swim Team Coaches Location: Clarke Swim Center

$100: (includes Lifeguard/First Aid, CPR/AED certification cards)

$133: 8 classes *No class spring break week: 3/31-4/4

Class 24422

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

3/22-23

Class 25210

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

4/5-6

Class 25001

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

4/26-27

Class 25003

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

6/7-8

Dates

Days

6y-8y 4:00-4:45pm Class

9y-14y 4:45-5:30pm Class

3/17 – 4/16*

Mon & Wed

24413

24417

3/18 – 4/17*

Tue & Thu

24414

24418

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Swim Lessons REGISTRATION

A G E S 1 0 m o S - 3 YRs

Guppy $39.00: 6 classes

tue-thu

clarke swim center

Parent/toddler basic water orientation class. Both parent and toddler participate in this 20-minute class. Skills include water

registration begins on february 19. Online: www.WalnutCreekRec.org Fax to: (925) 287-0179

adjustment for parents and toddlers, holding techniques, entry and exit from the pool edge, games and songs. Floating, arm and leg movement, and breath control may also be included for older toddlers. All this makes for a positive experience for the child. Session Times

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

Clark

301 N. San Carlos Drive, Walnut Creek CA 94598

Swim Center

III

IV

4:05pm

5/13-5/22 24946

5/27-6/5 24945

5:50pm

24947

24948

No phone-in registrations accepted. Registration form on page 77.

BEFORE REGISTERING FOR SWIM LESSONS

AGES 3-5

Starfish $52.50: 6 classes

tue-thu

clarke swim center

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

Water adjustment for young children. Playing activities in the

the class that is right for you!

water, students will work on bubble blowing, breath control, kick-

Please read the course descriptions carefully. It is important to

ing (with support), floating (with support), and arm movement. Session Times

I

Clarke

4/15-4/24 3:55pm None

Swim

4:30pm

Center

5:05pm

register your child for the proper class. Please think carefully about the prerequisites. Placing your child in the correct class is crucial for his/her development. Please know that it may take your child more than one class session to graduate to the next level.

II

III

IV

4/29-5/8 None

5/13-5/22 24957

5/27-6/5 24958

24949

24950

24951

24952

24953

24954

24955

24956

Transfers between classes may only be at the discretion of Aquatics staff. Parents may request transfers prior to the first day of the class. An evaluation of the student may take place the first through third day of a session. Instructors reserve the right to re-place your child if needed.

AGES 3-7

Seahorse $52.50: 6 classes

tue-thu

clarke swim center

Prerequisite: Pass Starfish or ability to perform equivalent skills.

Spaces cannot be “held.” To register please completely fill out

Fundamental skill building class. Students must be comfortable

the registration slip. List your 2nd and 3rd choices for classes. Full

with floating on front and back with support and submerge head

payment is required at time of registration.

for at least 5–10 seconds. Class objective: float without support and recover to a vertical position. Continue to work on kicking,

Class Refund Policy:

arm strokes, and independence in shallow water.

Refunds are allowed up to seven business days prior to the first

I 4/15-4/24

II 4/29-5/8

III 5/13-5/22

IV 5/27-6/5

day of class; a $10 service fee per class will be applied to each

Clarke

4:30pm

24959

24960

24961

24962

refund. Cancellation requests received after the refund period but

Swim

5:05pm

24963

24965

24966

24967

prior to the first day of class will receive a credit, minus the $10

Center

5:40pm

24964

24969

24970

24968

service fee, valid for one year. No refunds or credits will be offered once classes begin. If you must drop a class due to serious illness or injury, please call (925) 943-5899 ext. 2438 or email: Heaston@ walnut-creek.org. (Please provide a doctor’s note.) We do give refunds for weather or lack of student participation. Transfers between classes may only be done if there is room and transfer is approved by the manager on duty.

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Aquatics AGES 6-12

Dolphin $52.50: 6 classes

tue-thu

clarke swim center

Prerequisite: Pass Seal or ability to perform equivalent skills. Stroke refinement, coordination and endurance. Students must be able to swim at least 25 yards of front and back crawl, 15 yards of elementary backstroke and breaststroke kick, and tread water for one minute. Class objective: continue stroke refinement and endurance. Introduce breast-stroke arms, dolphin kick, open turns and more diving.

Clarke Swim

Session I Times 4/15-4/24 6:15pm

24991

II

4/29-5/8 24992

III

IV

5/13-5/22

5/27-6/5

24993

24994

Center

AGES 15 & up

Adult/Teen AGES 4-11

$52.50: 6 classes

Lobster $52.50: 6 classes

tue-thu

clarke swim center

Instructors will work with students at their own pace to develop tue-thu

clarke swim center

Prerequisite: Pass Seahorse or ability to perform equivalent skills.

basic swimming skills. Skills will include floating, kicking, freestyle and backstroke, and more depending on individual skill level.

Focus on unsupported front and back crawl skills. Students must be able to do front and back crawl strokes with support, 10 bobs, and float unsupported for at least 20 seconds. Class objective: introduce students to the basics of elementary backstroke, diving into deep water and treading water. Continue with front and back

Clarke Swim

Session I Times 4/15-4/24 6:15pm

24995

II

III

IV

4/29-5/8

5/13-5/22

5/27-6/5

24996

24997

24998

Center

crawl. Session Times

4/15-4/24

I

4/29-5/8

II

5/13-5/22

III

5/27-6/5

IV

Clarke

3:55pm

None

None

24981

24982

Swim

4:30pm

24971

24972

24973

24974

Center

5:05pm

24975

24976

24977

24978

5:40pm

24979

24980

None

None

AGES 3-up

Private Swim Lessons $23.00:

1 class

sat

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 swim lessons. We cannot guarantee the same instructor each session.

AGES 5-11

Seal $52.50: 6 classes

tue-thu

clarke swim center

Prerequisite: Pass Lobster or ability to perform equivalent skills. Increase endurance of front and back crawl. Students must be able to swim front and back crawl 15 yards, do 20 bobs, glide underwater, and tread water for at least 45 seconds. Class

Clarke

Sat

4/5

4/12

4/19

4/26

11:00pm

25305

25306

25307

25308

11:30pm

25311

25312

25313

25314

Sat

5/3

5/10

5/17

5/24

Swim Center

11:00pm

25309

25310

25317

25318

11:30pm

25315

25304

25316

25322

objective: continue with front and back crawl refinement, treading water, diving, and introduction of breaststroke and scissor kick.

Clarke Swim Center

Session Times

I

II

III

IV

5:40pm

4/15-4/24 24983

4/29-5/8 24984

5/13-5/22 24985

5/27-6/5 24986

6:15pm

24987

24988

24989

24990

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Tennis

WALNUT CREEK TENNIS CENTER HEATHER FARM PARK, 1751 HEATHER DRIVE • WWW.LIFETIMETENNIS.COM • (925) 945-0105 The tennis courts at the Walnut Creek Tennis Center in Heather Farm Park are available on a pay-as-you-play basis. The fee is based on a higher level of service, which includes the ability to reserve court use and provision of a well-stocked proshop with racket stringing service. For more information about class descriptions, registration, private lessons, and ball machine rental please visit our website at www.lifetimetennis.com or call us at the phone number listed above. • Office hours are Mon-Fri 8:00am-10:00pm, Sat-Sun 8:00am-8:00pm. • Registration begins February 18 • Register online at www.lifetimetennis.com or in the office at 1751 Heather Drive, Walnut Creek. • Spring Session runs for 12 weeks and includes 1 bonus/rain makeup day, to be held on the weekends of June 8 & 9, time TBD. • Note: All classes on 5/31-6/1 will be held @ Northgate High School due to the Art & Wine Festivities.

Spring Adult Tennis ADULT TENNIS CLASSES (16 & older)

Session is 12 weeks long

* Indicates 11 week session • No classes on April 20th • Student / teacher ratio is 8:1 • R=Resident, NR=Non Resident Level Cardio Cardio Cardio Beginning Adult Beginning Adult Beginning Adult Beginning Adult Advanced Beginning Adult Advanced Beginning Adult Advanced Beginning Adult Advanced Beginning Adult Intermediate/Advanced Adult (6:1)

Day Monday Wednesday Sunday* Monday Monday Saturday Sunday* Monday Monday Thursday Thursday Monday

Time 8:00am-9:00am 7:00pm-8:00pm 8:00am-9:00am 9:00am-10:00am 7:00pm-8:00pm 12:00pm-1:00pm 11:00am-12:00pm 10:00am-11:00am 8:00pm-9:00pm 10:00am-11:00am 6:00pm-7:00pm 6:00pm-7:00pm

Int./Adv. Adult

Wednesday

9:00-10:00pm

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 Mixed Doubles League Serve & Return Specialty Shot

Thursday Friday Saturday Wednesday Saturday Saturday Sunday* Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Monday Wednesday Wednesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Saturday Tuesday Tuesday

7:00pm-8:00pm 12:30pm-1:30pm 8:00am-9:00am 10:00am-11:00am

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Dates 3/31-6/16 4/2-6/18 4/6-6/22 3/31-6/16 3/31-6/16 4/5-6/21 4/6-6/22 3/31-6/16 3/31-6/16 4/3-6/19 4/3-6/19

Fee $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $121R/$133NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $121R/$133NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $168R/$185NR

3/31-6/16 4/2-6/18 4/3-6/19

$132R/$145NR

4/4-6/20

$132R/$145NR

4/5-6/21

$168R/$185NR

$132R/$145NR

4/2-6/18

$132R/$145NR

10:00-11:00pm

4/5-6/21

$132R/$145NR

6:00pm-7:00pm 3:00pm-4:00pm 9:00pm-10:00pm 9:00pm-10:00pm 11:30am-12:30pm 5:00pm-6:00pm 9:00pm-10:00pm 6:00pm-7:00pm 8:00pm-9:00pm 7:00pm-8:00pm 8:00pm-9:00pm 9:30am-11:00am 1:00pm-2:00pm 2:00pm-3:00pm

4/5-6/21

$132R/$145NR

4/6-6/22 4/3-6/19

$121R/$133NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR

4/4-6/20

$132R/$145NR

10:00-11:30pm 6:00-7:30pm

4/2-6/18

4/5-6/21

$132R/$145NR

3/31-6/16

4/3-6/19

$132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $168R/$185NR $132R/$145NR

4/4-6/20

$48R/$96NR

4/5-6/21

$132R/$145NR

4/5-6/21 4/1-6/17 4/1-6/17

$132R/$145NR $198R/$216NR $198R/$216NR

4/2-6/18 4/2-6/18 4/2-6/18

Tennis

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

Session is 12 weeks long

* Indicates 11 week session • No classes on April 20th • Student / teacher ratio is 6:1 • R=Resident, NR=Non Resident Level Little Tennis Little Tennis Little Tennis Little Tennis Little Tennis

Day Sunday* Sunday* Thursday Friday Saturday

LITTLE RALLYER (Ages 6-9)

Time

Dates

Fee

9:15-10:00am 1:15-2:00pm 4:15-5:00pm 3:15-4:00pm 9:15-10:00am

4/6-6/22 4/6-6/22 4/3-6/19 4/4-6/20 4/5-6/21

$121R/$133NR $121R/$133NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR

Session is 12 weeks long

* Indicates 11 week session • No classes on April 20th • Student / teacher ratio is 4:1 • R=Resident, NR=Non Resident Level Little Rallyer Little Rallyer Little Rallyer Little Rallyer

Day Saturday Monday Wednesday Thursday

INTRO TO TOURNAMENT PLAY (AGES 6-9)

Time

Dates

Fee

3:15-4:00pm 3:15-4:00pm 3:15-4:00pm

4/5-6/21 3/31-6/16 4/2-6/18

$180R/198NR $180R/198NR $180R/198NR

3:30-4:15pm

4/3-6/19

$180R/198NR

Session is 12 weeks long

* Indicates 11 week session • No classes on April 20th • Class is invitation only by tennis instructor • No online enrollment • Must sign up for at least 2 days offered per session • Student / teacher ratio is 4:1 • R=Resident, NR=Non Resident Level Intro to Tournament Play Intro to Tournament Play Intro to Tournament Play Intro to Tournament Play Intro to Tournament Play

Day Monday Wednesday Friday Saturday Sunday*

YOUTH TENNIS (Ages 7-15)

Time

Dates

Fee

4:00-5:00pm 4:00-5:00pm 4:00-5:00pm 11:00-12:00pm

3/31-6/16 4/2-6/18 4/4-6/20 4/5-6/21

$180R/$198NR $180R/$198NR $180R/$198NR $180R/$198NR

12:00-1:00pm

4/6-6/22

$165R/$182NR

Session is 12 weeks long

* Indicates 11 week session • No classes on April 20th • Student / teacher ratio is 8:1 • R=Resident, NR=Non Resident 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)

Day Thursday Friday Saturday Saturday Sunday* Wednesday Friday Saturday Sunday*

JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT TEAMS (Ages 8-17)

Time

Dates

Fee

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 2:00-3:00pm

4/3-6/19 4/4-6/20 4/5-6/21 4/5-6/21 4/6-6/22 4/2-6/18 4/4-6/20 4/5-6/21 4/6-6/22

$132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $121R/$133NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $121R/$133NR

Session is 12 weeks long

* Indicates 11 week session • No classes on April 20th • Student / teacher ratio is 8:1 • R=Resident, NR=Non Resident Drop-In rate $28R/$31NR Level Jr. Development Jr. Development Jr. Development Jr. Development Jr. Devel.-Match Play

Day Monday Wednesday Friday Saturday Sunday*

Time

Dates

Fee

4:00-6:00pm

3/31-6/16

$264R/$290NR

4:00-6:00pm 6:00-8:00pm 4:00-6:00pm 4:00-5:30pm

4/2-6/18 4/4-6/20 4/5-6/21 4/6-6/22

$264R/$290NR $264R/$290NR $264R/$290NR $99R/$110NR

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Golf

Experience Boundary Oak Catering Experience • Perfect location for Weddings, Showers, Anniversaries, Business Meetings, Fundraisers, Birthdays & Celebration of Life. • Flexible banquet & meeting spaces that can accommodate group sizes up to 250 seated guests. • Outdoor Ceremony Site available for weddings. • Ample Complimentary Parking. • Spectacular views of Mt. Diablo and the foothills of the East Bay. • Unique Dining Events held monthly including: 4th Friday’s, Easter Brunch, Mother’s Day Brunch and various holiday themed events.

Contact us at (925) 934-3600 x 21

Golf Experience • 18-hole Championship Golf Course. • 5 sets of tees to accommodate any skill level of golfer. • Lighted Driving Range includes a grass tee hitting area and a 6 stall covered hitting bay. • Home to the LPGA/Girls Golf Junior Program and host facility for the First Tee of Contra Costa. • Perfect facility to host your Corporate, Charity, Club or Fundraiser Golf Event. • Host for the PGA Web.com Tour Qualifier.

For Tee Times Please Call (925) 934-4775 x 10 For Tournaments Please Call (925) 934-4775 x 13

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Specialized Recreation

SPECIALIZED RECREATION

AGES 16 & up

Specialized Recreation Dinner Club Join us as we tour the world in 90 days to sample foods of

AGES 8 & up

various cultures. Our very own Bay Area hosts some of the best

Specialized Recreation Karate

restaurants in the state and we’ll take the opportunity to try as

If you have ever wanted to try the martial arts but thought that your

many as we can. Our Dinner Club meets one Wednesday each

‘disability’ limited you--think again! This program will challenge

month and is limited to the first ten participants who sign up.

you and show you just how fun and adaptable Karate can be. The

If needed, staff will assist each participant with their meal and

program has been adapted and designed for participants of all ages

beverage selection. Drop off and pick-up will be from the Civic

and abilities. Wear loose comfortable clothing. Shorts are NOT

Park Community Center. Price includes dinner, gratuity and

recommended.

transportation.

LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center

LOCATION TBA

$53: 9 classes

$38: 1 class

Class 24842

Thu

5:30pm-6:15pm

3/20-5/22

No class 4/24

Class 25071

Wed

5:45pm-8:30pm

3/19

Class 25072

Wed

5:45pm-8:30pm

4/16

Class 25073

Wed

5:45pm-8:30pm

5/21

AGES 16 & up

Specialized Recreation Cardio Fitness Join cardio fitness instructor Debbie Landesman for this specially designed cardio program for special needs adults ages 16 & above.

Specialized Recreation presents two great movies for one great

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

$53: 9 classes

Mon

Specialized Recreation Movie Fest time! Price includes admission for the double feature and popcorn.

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

Class 24841

AGES 16 & up

5:30pm-6:15pm

3/17-5/19

Class 25074

No class 4/21

AGES 16 & up

11:00am-3:00pm

3/8

Specialized Recreation Saturday Trips

Join us for merriment and music as we celebrate the season with song and dance. Each month our Friday dance will be hosted at a different location. Please arrange for drop off and pick up at the location of the dance.

Specialized Recreation offers two Saturday trips each month. Trips vary in cost and duration. Trips are for special needs participants 16 years older and above. Drop off and pick-up for all Saturday trips will be from the Civic Park Community Center. LOCATION TBA

$6: At The Door LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center

Sat 3/22, 4/5, 4/19, 5/3, 5/17

3/14 AGES 16 & up

LOCATION Pleasant Hill Senior Center

Fri 7:00pm-9:00pm

Sat

AGES 16 & up

Specialized Recreation Dances

Fri 7:00pm-9:00pm

$18: 1 class

4/11

Specialized Recreation Yoga This class is specifically designed and instructed to allow

LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center

developmentally disabled adults and young adults to gain the

Fri 7:00pm-9:00pm

benefits of the philosophy and practice of yoga. Wear loose,

5/16

comfortable clothing. Shorts are NOT recommended. An emergency form is required for all participants

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

in the Specialized Recreation Program activities and

$53: 9 classes

must be on file prior to the start of event.

Class 24843

Wed

6:00pm-6:45pm

3/19-5/21

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Adults 50+

ADULTS 50+

Age Well / Drive Smart Program The California Highway Patrol (CHP) offers the Age Well/Drive Smart Program to help senior drivers and their families continue to drive safer and longer. This free program presents valuable information about tips for driving; accessories for safer and more comfortable driving; requirements of the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) when drivers reach the age of 70 years; lists of resources to obtain services and goods; an opportunity to speak

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with and ask questions of a CHP Officer; and much more. Call (925) 943-5851 to reserve your place; seating limited. LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center Free

Thu 9:30am-12:00pm

4/17

AARP Tax-Aide

PROGRAMS

The AARP Tax-Aide program was created to help low-and middleincome taxpayers, with special attention to those 60 and over,

Celebrating Mother’s and Father’s Day Luncheon

prepare and file their income tax returns with the IRS, free of

Join us today as we celebrate Mother’s and Father’s Day together.

designed to serve and file simple tax returns. If your tax return

We’ll enjoy a delicious catered luncheon and special entertainment

is relatively complex you will be advised to seek professional tax

that will combine to make this an event to remember. Call (925)

assistance.

943-5851 for more information.

allowing you to receive your refund much faster. The program is

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center $12 per person

Fri 11:00am-1:00pm

charge. Locations are equipped to file your return electronically,

Free/By Appointment 0nly Call (925) 943-5851

Thurs 8:00am-5:00pm

2/6-4/10

5/9

Friday Socials

Pancake Breakfast

Mark your calendar for our monthly Friday Socials, and treat

Come and enjoy the best pancake breakfast in town. This event is

yourself to an afternoon of great entertainment. A delicious

held on the 1st Sunday of each month and is open to everyone.

soup and sandwich lunch can also be purchased for $2. Lunch

This popular community event plays host to families large and

reservations must be made at least one week in advance of the

small, grandparents and friends alike. Just a reminder, we stop

lunch date by calling (925) 943-5851. Pay at the door. If your plans

serving at 11:45am, so be sure to come early!

change, please cancel your reservation. Reservations are only held

LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center

LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center

$2.25 Adults/$1.50 Children under 12

Sun

9:00am-12:00pm

until 11:30am. No charge to attend for those not having lunch.

4/6, 5/4

March Friday Social Free/$2 lunch

Movie Matinee

Fri

Enjoy popular, recently released feature length films on the first Monday of each month. Your 50-cent admission price includes a bag of freshly popped popcorn. Bring your friends. Reservations are not required; however seating is limited. LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center $0.50 Drop-In

Mon

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3/3, 4/7, 5/5

11:00am-12:45pm

3/28, 4/18, 5/23

Adults 50+ Bazaar Group

Snappy Cats

This is a great drop-in opportunity to learn or share craft ideas

Join the snappiest kazoo band in town! This fabulous group

while socializing with others and fundraising for the Club. Projects

of musicians rehearses once each week and performs for area

include a variety of crafts from decorative painting to crocheting

retirement communities.

to anything you’d like to explore. This is a group of fun-loving members who welcome newcomers. Materials for projects are

LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center

provided and items created are sold in the display case and

Free

at the Annual Holiday Boutique. Call (925) 943-5851 for more

Fri 9:30am-11:00am

information. LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center

Hooked On Books

Free

If you love to read, enjoy talking about the books you’ve read and

Wed 9:00am-3:00pm

want to spend time with others just like you, then this is a great group to join. A wonderful club member, volunteer and avid reader has stepped forward to coordinate this program. We meet on the

Cardmaking Workshops

first Tuesday of the month to discuss our reading selections.

Come and learn new techniques for cardmaking in these fun and easy workshops. Your fee covers all materials. Plan on going home

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

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

$0.50 Drop-in

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

Tue

1:00pm-3:00pm

4/1, 5/6

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. Instructor: Linda Rogers LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $10: 1 class

Mon

Investment Discussion Group All those interested in the market and investments are encouraged to join the investment discussion group to share experiences and insight with others. Visitors are welcome any time. No investing,

9:00am-11:30am

3/31, 4/28, 5/19

this is purely a discussion group. We meet on the third Tuesday of the month. For questions, contact the Senior Club at (925) 9435851 or group coordinator Wayne Slater at (925) 938-2705.

Sing-a-Long If you love to sing in the shower and the idea of singing for fun

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

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

$1.00 Drop-in

week to sing your favorite songs from the past including movies,

Tue

1:30pm-4:00pm

3/18, 4/15, 5/20

musicals, and more. LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center $1 Drop-In

Fri 9:30am-11:00am

“Let’s Sing” If you love to sing, come join the fun and sing familiar songs of the Big Band Era. This group is open to everyone. Members provide

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a community service by performing for non-profit organizations and senior living facilities. Participants must provide their own transportation to the Center and to local performances. We use a keyboard, guitar, microphone, tambourines, and occasionally maracas. Singing is fun and can benefit your health; be sure and tell your friends too! LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center Free

Fri 1:15pm-2:45pm

3/21-5/30

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Adults 50+ Bridge Programs Open bridge for experienced players. Partners are not required. Players are rotated into the group for that day’s play. For Marathon Bridge, pre-registration through the Marathon Bridge coordinator is required.

Tuesday Drop-In Bridge LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center $0.50: Drop-In

Tue 8:45am-12:00pm

Thursday Drop-In Bridge LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $0.50 Drop-In

Thu 12:30pm-4:00pm

Sunday Drop-In Bridge LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center $0.50 Drop-In

Sun 12:30pm-4:00pm

Marathon Bridge LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center $20 Drop-In

Fri 12:00pm-4:00pm

Afternoon Bingo Enjoy a fun afternoon of Bingo with other Bingo lovers. Cards are sold separately for $1 each. Paper games are also played and are 25 cents for each square. This is a great activity for keeping your

Mah-Jongg Drop-In Come and play American Mah-Jongg with us! Both experience

brain healthy and challenged as well as having fun with friends. LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center

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

$1 per card

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

Thu 12:45pm-2:45pm

LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $0.50 Drop-in

NEW | Trivia Fan-atics

Tue 1:00pm-4:00pm

Do you enjoy the challenge of playing trivia? Want to have a good laugh and lots of fun while you exercise your brain? Then this

Pinochle

is the activity for you! Join us on the FIRST Wednesday of each

Join a great group of card-playing men and women for a fun

in activity so no registration is required. Your hosts will be Bob and

afternoon. All ability levels are welcome including those who want

Cindy Mohler.

to learn how to play. LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center $0.50: Drop-In

Mon 12:00pm-3:30pm

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month for a fun-filled afternoon of trivia challenge. This is a drop-

LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center $0.50 Drop-In

Wed

2:00pm-4pm

4/2, 5/7

Adults 50+ Tennis Join other tennis players every Mon, Wed, Fri, 8:00am-12:00pm at Larkey Park for a fun morning of tennis. This is an ongoing program and open to all adults over 50.

Senior Services Blood Pressure Screening Drop in on the second Wednesday of the month to check your blood pressure.

Bowling

LOCATION Lobby, Civic Park Community Center

Beginner to advanced bowlers gather for recreational play and exercise at Diablo Lanes in Concord on Tuesdays from 10:00am to 12:00pm.

Free

Wed

9:30am-11:00am

4/9, 5/14

Hot Meals

Creakers Softball

Hot meals are served daily, and anyone over 60 years is welcome.

Join our “over 50� softball program. Call Terry White at (925) 939-

Call (925) 280-7310 from 10:00am-Noon one day ahead for a

7508. Fee is $72/year.

reservation. LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center

Club 55 Skiers

$2 Suggested Donation

Enjoy mid-week rates, short lines and best of all, no driving!

Mon-Thurs 12:00pm-1:00pm

Weekly ski trips are scheduled for Wednesdays, weather

Fri 11:30am-1:00pm

permitting. We meet at Heather Farm Community Center at

No meals served 4/21-4/25, 5/26

3/17-5/30

the large parking lot near the duck pond at 5:15am and return approximately at 6:30 p.m. Must contact David Summers at davidsummers8@aol.com.

Bus Passes County Connection bus passes are available at the reception desk. Check purchases only (checks payable to County Connection).

Cycling Club The Cycling Club meets Thursdays at 9:00 am (8:30 am June through August) for weekly rides. Walnut Creek Seniors Club membership is required to participate. Contact coordinator Peter Culshaw at shotsfan@gmail.com for more information.

Care Management In-home assessment and consultation are available through Diablo Valley Foundation for the Aging and Senior Outreach Services. Contact each agency for more information and additional services. Diablo Valley Foundation for the Aging: (925) 945-8040; Senior Outreach Services: (925) 937-8311.

Walking Buddies Enjoy the company of friends and exercise at the same time. The Tuesday group is for all walkers on local trails for one to one-and-a-half hours. The Thursday group is more strenuous for experienced hikers lasting two to three hours or more. Some Thursday hikes that are out of the area require the consent of the coordinator.

Deaf Seniors Club Deaf seniors from all over the Bay Area gather to enjoy informative speakers, table and card games, and parties. For information call California Relay Services, VOICE 1-800-735-2922 or TDD by calling 1-800-735-2929. Contact the Seniors Club by calling (925) 943-5851.

LOCATION Lobby, Civic Park Community Center

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

$1 Drop-In

Tue

Walking Buddies I

8:15am-12:00pm

Thu

Walking Buddies II

8:15am-12:00pm

Free

Wed 9:30am-4:00pm

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Adults 50+ Home Care Registry Home Care Registry is a free service provided by Senior Outreach that refers affordable home care workers to elders in need of assistance. Call (925) 937-8311 for more information.

Walnut Creek Seniors Club Ready to jump-start your lifestyle? Join the Walnut Creek Seniors Club. You’ll discover exciting recreational, social and volunteer

Insurance Counseling Medical Insurance Counseling (HICAP) is held the 2nd Wednesday and 4th Tuesday of each month from 1:30-3:30pm. Call (925) 9435851 for an appointment. (No Long Term Care counseling available at the WCSC. Please call (925) 938-1895 for Long Term Care counseling appointments.)

opportunities. More than 2,500 members visit Civic Park Community Center, a place for active adults age 50 and better, where a dynamic, successful recreation program flourishes. Benefits include a monthly newsletter which keeps members up-to-date on special events, classes, a variety of special interest drop-in activities, services and travel opportunities. For JanuaryDecember, annual dues are only $12.00. Club members enjoy discounts on special events, savings on local and international

Office of Aging

trips, access to lots and lots of activities, and free social services

Senior Information is available through the Contra Costa County

income tax preparation, will preparation and legal advice. To

Office on Aging. Call 1-800-510-2020.

join, come by Civic Park Community Center between 9:00am and

including blood pressure checks, medical insurance counseling,

4:00pm, Monday - Friday, or call 943-5851 for more information.

Senior Legal Services Senior Legal Services are available by appointment the fourth Thursday of the month from 11:00am-1:15pm. Call (925) 943-5851 for your appointment.

Wills Preparation Simple Wills Preparation is available by appointment on the first

Drop-In Activities See activity descriptions for more info Mondays Pinochle: 12:00pm–3:30pm, Multipurpose Room Movie Matinee: 1:00pm–3:00pm, Lounge*

Monday of each month from 1:30pm–3:00pm. Call (925) 943-5851

Tuesdays

for an appointment.

Bridge: 8:45am–12:00pm, Multipurpose Room Walking Buddies I: Meet 8:15am, Lobby

Transportation Services

Petanque: 2:00pm-4:00pm, Patio* Mah-Jongg: 1:00pm-4:00pm, Conference Room

You can go many places in Walnut Creek with the Walnut Creek

Wednesdays

Seniors Club Mini Bus service. Just call (925) 933-1434 from

Bazaar Group: 9:00am–3:00pm, Multipurpose Room

9:00am-11:00am the day before you need a ride. For Monday reservations, please call the Friday before. Service runs Monday through Friday from 9:15am to 11:30am and from 1:00pm to 3:30pm. (Please note: Due to Wednesday reservations having limited availability, we encourage you to make your medical

Thursdays Bingo: 12:45pm–2:45pm, Multipurpose Room Bridge: 12:30pm–4:00pm, Conference Room Cycling Club: Meet 9:00am

appointments on most other days of the week.) Please call (925)

Walking Buddies II: Meet 8:15am, Lobby

943-5851 for more information. You must be a Walnut Creek

Fridays

Seniors Club member to participate.

Friday Socials: 11:00am–1:00pm, Assembly Hall* Snappy Cats: 9:30am-11:00am, Assembly Hall Let’s Sing!: 1:15pm-2:45pm, Social Hall Singing the Oldies!: 9:30am-10:30am, Lounge

SUNDAY Pancake Breakfast: 9:00am–11:45am, Social Hall* Bridge: 12:30pm–4:00pm, Multipurpose Room * See activity description for exact dates.

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Open Space

Open Space Programs

Native Plants of Lime Ridge Saturday, April 12, 2:00 pm, Lime Ridge Open Space Lime Ridge is home to many unique plants. Join us as we hike through the many environs of this truly exceptional park. Sturdy footwear, hat, sun protection and water are recommended. Reservations are not required. Meet at the parking lot at Ygnacio Valley Road and Montecito Drive. For information please call Ranger Bruce Weidman at (925) 943-5899 x2665.

Howe History Tour Sunday, April 13, 1:00pm, 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. We will talk about his amazing history, tour the park and look at photo displays in the Dutch Kitchen. Reservations are not required. For more Programs are available for reservation upon receipt of this

information contact Ranger Art Janke at (925) 943-5899 x3521.

brochure. Reservations are required for all programs if you are bringing a group of five or more. Pets are not permitted at Ranger-led interpretive programs, camping or special events.

EARTH DAY IN THE OPEN SPACE

Most programs are 1–1½ hours in length. Children under 16 must

Saturday, April 19, all day throughout the Open Space

be accompanied and supervised by an adult. Rain the day of the program or heavy rain in the days leading up to a program will cancel most programs. Please call the Ranger listed for more information or to confirm that weather has cancelled a program. Open Space maps are available at Ranger Stations or by sending a message including your mailing address to dollard@walnut-creek. org.

Join us for our yearly celebration of Earth Day in the Open Space. Activities are planned for the entire family in many Open Space sites. Begin the day at 9:00 am with a bird walk at Borges Ranch in Shell Ridge. Check out the listing under on-going programs for specific information. Or, join us for a work project at Shell Ridge from 9:00 am – 12:00 noon as we continue work that our teen volunteers have begun on removal of unauthorized trails and revegetation of the areas. At noon we’ll have a community

Ranger-Led Programs Rabbit Stick and Atlatl Saturdays at Sugarloaf Saturdays, March 29, April 19, May 10 at 2:00 pm, Sugarloaf Open Space

picnic at Hanna Grove in Shell Ridge to celebrate the day and honor our volunteers. Dessert and soft drinks will be provided. We’ll be gathering at Howe Homestead from 2:00 – 3:30 pm for environmental education activities and crafts for children 6 to 12 years of age. Also at 2:00 we have a Rabbit Stick and Atlatl Throw at Sugarloaf. Check for more information on the throw in the Ranger-led program listings on this page. Finish off the evening with a campfire program at Sugarloaf Open Space. There is no charge for any of these programs but registration is required. For

Try your skill at tossing the atlatl, “The Atom Bomb of the Stone

information on Earth Day activities and to register for these events

Age.” The atlatl has been in use as a hunting tool for over 20,000

please contact Ranger Nancy Dollard at dollard@walnut-creek.org

years and the rabbit stick is a non-returning boomerang used to

or phone (925) 943-5899 x2135.

hunt small game. Learn how to throw and take this opportunity to enter an internationally accredited contest (ISAC.) Contest winners will get their name in the World Atlatl magazine. The open target throw is at 2:00 pm and the ISAC starts at 3:00 pm. Reservations are not required. For more information contact Ranger Bruce Weidman at (925) 943-5899 x2665.

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Open Space Frog Fanatics: Save the Frogs Day Saturday, April 26, 7:30- 9:00 pm, Hanna Grove/Bob Pond at Borges Ranch. Celebrate the 6th annual Save the Frogs Day by attending our Frog Fanatics program. We will meet at the Bob Pond/Hanna Grove Picnic Area and enjoy a short presentation in the amphitheater on our native frogs. As darkness falls we will look and listen for the frogs and toads that are found in and around Bob Pond. Dress appropriately for the weather, wear sturdy shoes and bring a flashlight. Children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult. Reservations are not required. For more information call Ranger Dan Bylin at (925) 943-5899 x2162.

Heritage Day (A Special Centennial Event) Saturday, May 17, 10 – 4:00, Old Borges Ranch in Shell Ridge

Lime Ridge Quarries

Walnut Creek history comes alive as the city celebrates Heritage

Sunday, April 27, 9:00 am, Lime Ridge at Valley Vista Road

Day at Borges Ranch. In this, Walnut Creek’s centennial year,

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. Reservations are not required. For more information contact Ranger Art Janke at (925) 943-5899 x3521.

Heritage Day is being expanded to include more activities and special entertainment. The old standbys of entertainment, carnival and old time games, crafts and an opportunity to meet members of the Borges Family are still being offered but there will be more of all of it than ever before. Tickets will be available in advance and more information will be forthcoming as the event draws closer. More information is available by calling Ranger Nancy Dollard or by e-mail to dollard@walnut-creek.org.

Exploring Sugarloaf’s Native Plant Garden Saturday, May 3, 2:00 pm, Sugarloaf Open Space The Native Garden contains 60 different species of plants from our Open Space areas and about 25 species should be flowering. Bring a camera for some fantastic photos, or for a really interesting experience, use our microscope hooked up to our computer. For a materials fee of $2.00 each you can capture photos of bugs, leaf structures, flower parts and more as you print your own picture of a micro-world hidden within a flower. Reservations are not required. For more information contact Ranger Bruce Weidman at (925) 943-5899 x2665.

Who Pooped in the Park? Sunday, May 11, 1:00 pm, Lime Ridge Open Space Many animals call Lime Ridge home, yet they are rarely seen. How do we know they are here? The signs they leave behind tell us who’s in the park and what they’re doing. Join us on a search for scat, tracks and other animal signs in the park. Meet at the parking lot located at the corner of Ygnacio Valley Road and Montecito Drive. Reservations are not required. For more information call Ranger Art Janke at (925) 943-5899 x3521.

Rattlesnakes in Your Park, Oh My! Sunday, May 25, 12:00 – 2:00 pm, Borges Ranch in Shell Ridge Terrified of rattlesnakes? There is no need to be. Learn facts that will promote a new respect toward this incredible snake. We will be discussing many fascinating facts about this misunderstood creature that inhabits our Open Space. The program will begin in the Carriage Barn and then we’ll explore the Borges Ranch area in search of the Western rattlesnake. Meet in the Carriage Barn at Borges Ranch. Reservations are not required. For more information please contact Ranger Dan Bylin at (925) 943-5899 x2162.

World Atlatl Day Saturday, June 7, 10:00 am, Sugarloaf Open Space Join us as we compete world-wide and try for a chance to win the title of Best in the World on this international day of competition. Last year we ranked second in mixed competition, first in woman’s individual high score, and second in men’s two person team. California throwers took first place in overall USA state scoring. Don’t let this intimidate you – this is a program for beginners as well. Who knows how well you can do unless you try. Reservations are not required. For information on these programs please call Ranger Bruce Weidman at (925) 943-5899 x2665.

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Open Space

On-Going Programs

Celebrate Earth Day Bird Walk

Volunteer Trail Crew

We will start our walk searching for newly arriving spring migrants

Saturday, March 1, April 5, May 3 and June 7, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm,

Borges Creek. We never know what might show up at this time of

various areas

Saturday, April 19, 9:00-11:00 am, Borges Ranch in Shell Ridge

at Borges Ranch and then wander down towards Bob Pond and year.

On the first Saturday of every month you are asked to join Open Space staff on trail maintenance projects to improve conditions scheduled for all areas of the Open Space. Dress for the weather

International Migratory Bird Day Walk

and your safety. Wear long pants, closed toe shoes, gloves and a

Saturday, May 10, 9:00 am– 12:00 pm, Borges Ranch in Shell Ridge

for our natural resources and human visitors alike. Projects are

hat. Please bring water. Trail construction instruction is provided. Trail crew is for those 16 and older. For more information on the specific activity planned please contact Ranger Nancy Dollard at (925) 943-5899 x2135 or at dollard@walnut-creek.org.

Learn about our local migratory birds on their special day. Join us for a leisurely stroll around Borges Ranch and discover the fascinating world of bird migration. We will be welcoming back orioles, flycatchers, warblers, and more. Informative displays on migratory birds will also be set up in the 1903 Carriage Barn and

Lime Ridge Monthly Hike

children’s bird discovery crafts and activities will be provided.

Sunday, April 13, May 11 and June 8, 9:00 am at Lime Ridge

information please contact Ranger Dan Bylin at (925) 943-5899

Put on your hiking boots and grab some water, a snack and a hat.

We will meet near the carriage barn at Borges Ranch. For more x2162.

It’s time to join Ranger Art Janke on a guided hike into incredible Lime Ridge. The trails pass through oak woodlands, grasslands and inland scrub habitats that are home to a great variety of

Lime Ridge Open Space

animals. Every month there’s something new to see and share.

Saturday, June 14, 8:00 – 10:00 am

Meet at the parking lot at the intersection of Ygnacio Valley Road and Montecito Drive. Reservations are not required. For more information contact Ranger Art Janke at (925) 943-5899 x3521.

Lime Ridge offers a variety of habitats for birds and our hike will take us through grasslands, chaparral, oak woodlands, and buckeye groves. With the variety of habitats we never know what might show up. Meet in the parking lot at the intersection of

Old Borges Ranch Open “Historic” House

Montecito Dr. and Ygnacio Valley Road.

Sunday, April 13, May 4, and June 15, 1:00 – 3:00 pm, Old Borges Ranch in Shell Ridge

Old Borges Ranch Tours

Join us at the ranch as we open the Historic Ranch House doors

Saturdays, April 26, May 24 and June 28, 2:00 – 3:00 pm,

for you to tour at your own leisure. Open Space Ranger staff will

Borges Ranch in Shell Ridge

be on hand to answer any of your questions while you tour the ranch house. Reservations are not required. For more information please contact Ranger Dan Bylin at (925) /943-5899 x2162.

Join staff on a tour to explore historic Borges Ranch. The Borges family settled in Walnut Creek over 100 years ago, and their ranch is now on the National Register of Historic Places. Tour the 1901 ranch house and 1903 carriage barn while learning what life was

Monthly Beginning Bird Walks

like on the ranch 100 years ago. Meet under the windmill near

Wondering what that little bird in your window is? Here is your

Please contact Ranger Dan Bylin at (925) 943-5899 x2162 for more

chance to find out who all those little birds are. Come along with the ranger and learn all about our local bird life. We will discuss

the parking lot at Borges Ranch. Reservations are not required. information.

identification tips, behaviors, habitat requirements, and lots of other stuff about our fine, feathered friends. Bring binoculars, small notebook, hat, water, and wear sturdy shoes. Reservations are not required. For more information on these bird walks contact Ranger Dan Bylin at (925) 943-5899 x2162.

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Registration where we are

online Available 24/7 Log onto www.WalnutCreekRec.org or www.arts-ed.org

fax Registration, with VISA or MasterCard information to: (925) 938-7529 or (925) 944-3598 for Aquatics. mail Registration Form with payment to: Walnut Creek Recreation Registration, 301 N. San Carlos Drive, Walnut Creek, CA 94598. Make checks payable to City of Walnut Creek. phone Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm (925) 943-5858 or (925) 9435846. (No phone registration available for Aquatics) Please have your class title, number and credit card information ready. walk-in Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm; Heather Farm Community Center, 301 N. San Carlos Drive, Heather Farm Park or Shadelands Art Center, 111 N. Wiget. Aquatics: Clarke Memorial Swim Center, 1750 Heather Drive, Heather Farm Park.

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Standards of behavior For the enjoyment and safety of everyone, the City of Walnut Creek expects all participants and spectators to treat the people and facilities connected with the program with respect and abide by all rules and direction from the staff. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone for failure to abide by these standards. equal opportunity The City of Walnut Creek does not discriminate on the basis of disability in any of its policies, procedures, or practices. This nondiscrimination policy covers admission to, treatment in or employment in City of Walnut Creek programs and activities. For information about Walnut Creek’s equal opportunity policies, the process for filing of grievances or to request a copy of the City’s grievance procedures, contact ADA Liasison at (925) 943-5899 ext.2203. photos The City of Walnut Creek reserves the right to photograph facilities, activities, and program participants for potential future use. All photos will remain the property of the City of Walnut Creek and may be used for publicity or promotional purposes only.

Civic Park Community Center ............................................... 925.943.5852 1375 Civic Drive, 94596 Heather Farm Community Center ........................................ 925.943.5858 301. N San Carlos Drive, 94598 Shadelands Art Center........................................................... 925.943.5846 111 N. Wiget Lane, 94598 Tice Valley Community Gymnasium .................................... 925.256.3572 2055 Tice Valley Blvd. 94595 Arts Recreation & Community Svcs. Dept ........................... 925.943.5848 Civic Arts Education............................................................... 925.943.5846 Clarke Memorial Swim Center at Heather Farm ................. 925.943.5856 Dog Park Hotline .....................................................................925.256.3574 Facility Rentals ....................................................................... 925.256.3575 Field Conditions Hotline ........................................................ 925.256.3574 Larkey Swim Center .............................................................. 925.943.5861 Preschools............................................................................... 925.943.5846 Recreation Information/Park & Picnic Reservations ........... 925.943.5858 Seniors Club............................................................................ 925.943.5851 Seniors’ Volunteer Mini Bus...................................................925.943.1434 Skate Park Hotline.................................................................. 925.256.3584 Specialized Recreation .......................................................... 925.256.3531

CLASS LOCATIONS Arbolado Community Park, Arbolado Drive at Doncaster, 94598 Delta Martial Arts, 2956 Treat Boulevard, Suite H, 94518 Foothill Community Gymnasium, 2775 Cedro Lane, 94598 Heather Farm Preschool, 500 N San Carlos Drive, 94598 Lindsay Wildlife Museum, 1931 First Avenue, 94597 Park Place, 1395 Civic Drive, 94596 Professional Education Center, 2905 Salvio Street, 94519 Walnut Creek Intermediate, 2425 Walnut Boulevard, 94597 Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway, 94596 Boundary Oak Golf Course.....................................................925.934.4775 3800 Valley Vista Road 94598 Walnut Creek Tennis Center ..................................................925.945.0105 1751 Heather Drive (Heather Farm Park) Open Space............................................................ 925.943.5899, ext. 2135 City Council Loella Haskew; Kristina Lawson (Mayor); Cindy Silva; Bob Simmons (Mayor Pro Tem); Justin Wedel City Manager Ken Nordhoff Director of Arts, Recreation & Community Services Kevin Safine Arts Commission Joe Bologna; Polly Bradbury; Glynnis Cowdery; Jane Emanuel Park, Recreation & Open Space Commission Jodi Davenport; Sandra Jacobsen; Carla Ludwig; Fred Weston; Tom Worthy

CONFIRMATION

pre-registration

Re gistration FORMS

FAMILy registration

Confirmations will be sent for all mail-in, fax-in and phone registrations. Confirmations are sent via email when possible, by post if necessary. If you do not receive your confirmation within 2 weeks, please call (925) 943-5858.

Pre-registration is required for participation in programs. Please do not attend a class if you have not been registered.

Registration forms received prior to the dates specified will not be given priority consideration; however, you may fax, mail, or drop off your form at any time.

Complete one registration form per family. Forms may also be downloaded from our website.

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Health & Fitness

Registration Registration begins february 18

REGISTRATION FORM PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACCOUNT

TEL (HOME) TEL (CELL/WORK) ADDRESS CITY STATE ZIP EMAIL ADDRESS 1ST CHOICE PARTICIPANT NAME

M/F

DOB

ACTIVITY NAME

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 Spring 2014. The deadline is March 24, 2014. Walnut Creek Recreation scholarships are accepted on an on-going basis.

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Facility Rentals CITY OF WALNUT CREEK

THE PERFECT LOCATION FOR YOUR NEXT

Special Occasion OR

CORPORATE EVENT

WEDDINGS, PARTIES, RECEPTIONS & MORE! WEDDINGS, PARTIES,

CORPORATE MEETINGS & MORE! THREE LARGE VENUES • Each over 3,000 square feet • Two locations in unique park settings • Capacities ranging from 200-300 guests • Facilities include kitchens and on-site parking • No preferred vendor list • Rental fees from $105 to $195/hour

MEETING ROOMS, CLASSROOMS & MORE! • Additional rooms accommodate 15-300 attendees • Projection screens and WiFi at most facilities

 

• Rental fees from $30 to $105/hour Facility Rental Office Heather Farm Community Center

(925) 256-3575 rentals@walnut-creek.org For more information, please visit

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Lesher Center for the Arts

Coming Up Next at Center Rep

Sky: A National Juried Exhibition March 9 – May 25, 2014 Sky is an exhibition juried by DeWitt Cheng, San Francisco-based writer and critic, and Elizabeth Ferrer, Director of Contemporary Art, BRIC in Brooklyn, NYC. From ancient mythology to surreal skyscapes, artists and philosophers have long meditated on the theme of sky. This exhibition asks artists to explore how the sky, both atmospheric and conceptual, can be represented in a diverse reach of media.

Opportunities for Students: School Gallery Tours and Art in a Suitcase Workshops This season, gallery tours for all Contra Costa County schools are FREE! Our talented volunteer Docents conduct group tours for children grades K-12, completing each visit with a hands-on art project. Tours are $85 for all other groups.

 

The Bedford also offers Art in a Suitcase, a special one-hour workshop presented in the classroom. This school year the Bedford introduced Color is Cool, a workshop that explores the elements and properties of color through hands-on art making. Art in a Suitcase Workshops are $85 per group. Color is Cool suitcase painted by artist Kristin Farr

Mark Your Calendars: Upcoming Spring Events at the Bedford • The first Public Art Walking Tour of 2014 is Saturday, April 19. Take a Docentled walking tour of Walnut Creek’s wonderful public art collection. Tours are an hour long and meet in front of the Lesher Center at 11am. Tours are $5 and include a free pass to the Bedford. • Bg Craft Fest will return to the Bedford Gallery on May 4 – just in time for Mother’s Day! Craft Fest brings together the best of Bay Area crafters and artists and features handmade gifts ranging from jewelry to home goods. All shows at the beautiful Lesher Center for the Arts 1601 Civic Drive

See website for hours and information on all programs. www.bedfordgallery.org Programming supported with generous funding from

Downtown Walnut Creek (925) 943-7469 www.LesherARTScenter.org

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SUMMER CAMP

2014 City of Walnut Creek

Camp Registration begins March 3. Look for the camp guide inside the community newsletter,“In a Nutshell,” arriving in homes March 1. Or view it now at www.WalnutCreekRec.org.

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Walnut Creek Guide to Arts + Rec Spring 2014