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City of Albany

r e c r e at i o n & c o m m u n i t y s e r v i c e s

Summer 2011

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activity guide Summer 2011

Registration: FORM ON PAGE 56

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community-building albany-style

’Bye weeds,‘Hi’seeds! Have a green thumb but no place to show it off? Does your neighbor have an overgrown backyard? Why not get together and start a Yard Share? What is a Yard Share? People with yards get together with people who love to garden, and share the harvest. Curious? Check out Transition Albany’s map of gardens at transitionalbany.org/garden-sharing-in-albany or consider starting your own Yard Share map at hyperlocavore.com. Need help getting things to grow? Sign up for our new Urban Food Gardener Series (see page 24). Share and exchange your extra fruits and veggies with neighbors or at Albany’s Local Garden Swap on Tuesday evenings starting May 31 (see page 46).

For more information: www.albanyca.org/community

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how might albany create a stronger, safer, more vibrant community where democracy works at a local level?

Getting to know one’s neighbors is a start. When neighbors interact— whether through block parties, home-garden produce sharing, or book club meetings—connections are formed between people and trust is built. Such social capital can lead to a stronger, safer community, a community where its members have a greater sense of belonging.

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contents

Orange you glad it ’s (almost) Summer?

Take a bite out of boredom. There’ll be no excuse this summer for lollygagging around when there are so many engaging activities in this Activity Guide to keep even the most lethargic active. Time to sign up for summer camps!

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Boomers & Beyond

Youth Activities Art . . . . . . Dance . . . . . Sports & Fitness Martial Arts . . Special Interest

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Summer Camps . . . . . . . . . . 10–18

Arts Committee. . . . . . . . . . . . 41

Camp Planner . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Albany Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42

Friendship Club . . . . . . . . . . 20–21 Teen Center . . . . . . . . . . . 22–23 Adult Activities Special Interest . . . Adult Sport Leagues . Sports . . . . . . . . Fitness & Martial Arts . Music & Dance . . . . Art . . . . . . . . .

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Albany Filmfest. . . . . . . . . . 43–45 Swaps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Neighbors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48–49 Volunteers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Green Things . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Parks & Facilities . . . . . . . . . . 52–53 City Information . . . . . . . . . . 54–55 How to Register . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Registration Form . . . . . . . . . . 56

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YOUTH

Art

DSLR Photography: Go Beyond Automatic

Partners in Creativity

A g e s 1 3 – A d u lt

Even the youngest artists have a long attention span when freely exploring color, line, shape and texture, while their adult partner observes casually while creating a masterpiece of his/her own or enjoys socializing. Participants will have opportunities to paint, print, try out different clays and mix media in collages. Special projects include gyataku (fish printing) mask making and building houses out of recycled materials. The class will also provide fine art papers, paints and other materials used by professional artists. $25 for each additional sibling enrolled. $10 material fee paid to instructor.

A g e s 2 – 5 ( w i t h A d u lt )

Watercolor Brush Technique

Learn how to maximize your DSLR Camera beyond the automatic setting! This course will review basic camera care, how to control the available light and lighting tools, the effect of fast and slow shutter speeds, advanced camera settings and techniques and working with images after the photograph is taken. Required: Digital SLR camera (camera with a detachable lens). Compact cameras with aperture, shutter speed and manual settings ok.

A g e s 1 4 – A d u lt

DATE

DAY

TIME

Learn new techniques working with bamboo, and other brushes and movement. Subjects include: music, botanicals and portraits. Work with Bay Area artist Sharyl Gates. $10-$15 material fee paid to instructor.

June 21–July 19

Tue

6:30–8 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

DATE

DAY

TIME

May 3–May 31

Tue

5:15–6:30 pm

5x

$87

$97

June 7–June 21* Tue

4:30–6:00 pm

2x

$36

$46

July 12–July 19

Tue

4:30–6:00 pm

2x

$36

$46

Aug 9–Aug 23*

Tue

4:30–6:00 pm

2x

$36

$46

Instructor: Sharyl Gates, sharylg@yahoo.com, www.allaboutjazz.com/php/gallery.php?tag=sharyl+gates Location: Albany Community Center, Craft Room Min: 4; Max: 16

*No class on June 14 & Aug 16

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5x

NONRES.

$77

$87

DATE

Instructor: David Weitz, (510) 526-0775, www.sarberscamera.com Location: Sarber's Cameras, 1483 Solano Ave., Albany Min: 8; Max: 14

You already have the camera and are snapping away and taking videos. Can it get better? Yes! In this class, you will learn how your camera sees light and speed. You will get to know how to use, play and get creative with basic and advanced settings. Best of all, you learn many ways to show off your photography beyond the internet. Materials included. Required: Digital camera, DSLR or compact ok. DAY

July 11–Aug 22*Mon

TIME

6:30–8 pm

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6x

$127

NONRES.

$137

Instructor: David Weitz and Jessica Sarber, (510) 526-0775, www.sarberscamera.com Location: Sarber's Cameras, 1483 Solano Ave., Albany Min: 8; Max: 14

NONRES.

May 4–May 18

Wed

10 am–noon

3x

$62

$72

July 6–July 20

Wed

10 am–noon

3x

$62

$72

Clay for Kids Ages 4–7

Make fun artistic sculptures pots and tiles and do a fun painting or drawing project on the last day of class. Work with Bay Area artist Sharyl Gates. Sign-up early, this class fills up quickly. $10 material fee paid to the instructor. DATE

DAY

TIME

May 4–June 1

Wed

2:45–3:45 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

5x

$107

NONRES.

$117

Instructor: Sharyl Gates, sharylg@yahoo.com, www.artsonia.com/schools/albany2 Location: Albany Community Center, Craft Room Min: 4; Max: 8

*No class on Aug 15

Draw/Paint from Life & Beyond

NE W

Taking Great Photographs of People: Portraits & Snapshots

Ages 7–14

A g e s 1 3 – A d u lt

Do you want to be able to really capture the personality of your family and friends with your photos? You will learn basic skills that are easy to apply to everyday photography. Discover how to use lighting and "direction" to make your shots look 100 times better. You'll also learn how to pick the perfect setting and wardrobe for photo shoots. Finally, we'll explore some very simple Photoshop post-production techniques to really make your images "pop". DATE

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

Min: 3; Max: 6

Ages 14–1 8

DATE

TIME

Instructor: Harriet Frank Location: Albany Community Center, Craft Room

NE W

Digital Photography for Teens

DAY

DAY

June 26–July 31* Sun

TIME

10 am–noon

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

4x

$58

NONRES.

Explore fun techniques in drawing, watercolor and mixed media. Draw and paint figures, faces, mystical creatures and more with Bay Area artist, Sharyl Gates. Students will also learn a bit of Art History. Always something new. Bring a sketchbook and #2 pencil or ebony drawing pencil to class. DATE

DAY

TIME

May 3–May 31

Tue

3:45–4:45 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

5x

$97

NONRES.

$107

Instructor: Sharyl Gates, sharylg@yahoo.com, www.artsonia.com/schools/albany2 Location: Albany Community Center, Craft Room Min: 4; Max: 16

$68

Instructor: Joel Brandwein Location: Albany Community Center, Rooms 1 & 2 Min: 8; Max: 15

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*No class on July 3 & July 17

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Tap: Beginning

A g e s 1 1 – A d u lt

A g es 3. 5 – 5

A ballet class designed to teach students ballet fundamentals in preparation for Chinese dance. The class will start with a basic floor warm up, which will be followed by barre exercises and center combinations. If you sign up for the 6 session option, you may attend any 6 classes between June 18–Aug 20.

This class is an introduction to the basic steps of tap dance using age appropriate music and songs.

DATE

Hip Hop Dance

NE W

DAY

TIME

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

June 18–Aug 20* Sat

3–4:30 pm

9x

$119

$129

June 18–Aug 20* Sat

3–4:30 pm

6x

$80

$90

Instructor: Shaolan Min Location: Albany Community Center, Rooms 1 & 2

AGE S 1 3 – A d u lt

This Cardio-Funk workout is for those who absolutely insist on having fun when they sweat. Hip Hop is a hybrid of street/club style dance–it has many influences but, no strict rules. The only prerequisite for this class is that participants love to dance. B e g i nn i n g ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

Min: 8; Max: 18

DATE

DAY

TIME

June 7–June 28

Tue

4:45–5:45 pm

4x

$48

$58

May 6–June 17*

Fri

11:30 am–noon

6x

$50

$60

May 6–June 17*

Fri

1:30–2 pm

6x

$50

$60

May 6–June 17*

Fri

5:30–6 pm

6x

$50

$60

4x

$48

$58

Instructor: Tati Argue Location: Albany Community Center, Rooms 1 & 2 Min: 6; Max: 20

Ballet: Level 1

Ages 5–10

A beginning ballet class designed to teach students ballet fundamentals in preparation for Chinese dance. The class will start with a basic floor warm-up, which will be followed by barre exercises and center combinations. If you sign up for the 6 session option, you may attend any 6 classes between June 18–Aug 20. DAY

TIME

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

June 18–Aug 20* Sat

2–3 pm

9x

$92

$102

June 18–Aug 20* Sat

2–3 pm

6x

$62

$72

Instructor: Shaolan Min Location: Albany Community Center, Rooms 1 & 2 Min: 8; Max: 18

NONRES.

*No class on May 20

*No class on July 2

6x

$50

NONRES.

$60

Instructor: Mary Lyons Location: Albany Community Center, Rooms 1 & 2 Min: 6; Max: 25

*No class on May 20

Tap: Level 2 Ages 8–13

This class introduces more complicated rhythms and timing with pattern and direction. DATE

DAY

TIME

May 6–June 17*

Fri

5–5:30 pm

Min: 6; Max: 25

Your child will be introduced to more specific ballet movements, which stimulate musical awareness, grace and muscular development. ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

DATE

DAY

TIME

May 6–June 17*

Fri

3:30–4 pm

6x

$50

$60

May 6–June 17*

Fri

6–6:30 pm

6x

$50

$60

Instructor: Mary Lyons Location: Albany Community Center, Rooms 1 & 2 Min: 6; Max: 25

*No class on May 20

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

6x

$50

NONRES.

$60

*No class on May 20

Chinese Dance/Ballet Teens & Adults A g e s 1 1 – A d u lt

A ballet class designed to teach students ballet fundamentals in preparation for Chinese dance. The class will start with a basic floor warm up, which will be followed by barre exercises and center combinations. If you sign up for the 6 session option, you may attend any 6 classes between June 18–Aug 20. DATE

Ballet: Level 2

DAY

TIME

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

June 18–Aug 20* Sat

3–4:30 pm

9x

$119

$129

Ages 8–13

June 18–Aug 20* Sat

3–4:30 pm

6x

$80

$90

Your child will be introduced to more specific ballet movements, which stimulate musical awareness, grace and muscular development in the older child.

Instructor: Shaolan Min Location: Albany Community Center, Rooms 1 & 2

DATE

DAY

TIME

May 6–June 17*

Fri

4:30–5 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

6x

$50

Min: 6; Max: 25

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Min: 8; Max: 18

*No class on July 2

NONRES.

$60

Instructor: Mary Lyons Location: Albany Community Center, Rooms 1 & 2

activity guide Summer 2011

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Instructor: Mary Lyons Location: Albany Community Center, Rooms 1 & 2

Ages 5–7

Chinese Dance/Ballet for Kids

DATE

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

Instructor: Mary Lyons Location: Albany Community Center, Rooms 1 & 2 Min: 6; Max: 25

$60

This class builds on the techniques to include simple combinations with partners.

4–4:30 pm

$58

4:45–5:45 pm

$50

Tap: Level 1

Fri

$48

Tue

6x

NONRES.

*No class on May 20

May 6–June 17*

This is an introduction to basic dance movements, to age appropriate music, using fantasy and imagination which helps develop basic motor movements.

4x

July 26–Aug 16

Min: 6; Max: 25

A g es 3. 5 – 5

4:45–5:45 pm

NONRES.

2–2:30 pm

TIME

Tue

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

Fri

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

Instructor: Mary Lyons Location: Albany Community Center, Rooms 1 & 2

DAY

May 3–May 24

TIME

May 6–June 17*

DATE

TIME

DAY

TIME

Ballet: Beginning

DAY

DATE

DAY

Ages 5–7

*No class on July 2

DATE

In t e r m e d i at e

DATE

*No class on May 20

There will be an Open House for parents and friends during the last class of each ballet and tap session. Students have the opportunity to sign-up for our semi-annual performance at the Community Center, “Summer Holiday”or “Winter Wonderland”. Participation fee and rehearsal are required.

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YOUTH

Dance

Chinese Dance/Ballet Teens & Adults


YOUTH

Sports & Fitness Zumba

NE W

A g e s 1 3 – a d u lt

Zumba is the popular fitness craze that is sweeping the world! Zumba is the most fun you will have exercising and it never feels like work! Salsa, Samba, Reggaeton, Cumbia, Merengue are just a few of the many types of Latin Rhythms we move to. No experience is necessary. We will quickly preview the moves before each song. You can be certain to get a great workout, burn lots of calories and have a blast in this Zumba class. Grab your water bottle and bring a towel. Ditch the workout, join the party, Zumba! ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

Intermediate Pilates

A g e s 1 4 – a d u lt

This class is about developing core strength and building endurance. It is faster paced and more challenging than beginning level classes. We will work with perfecting form, discovering the rhythm and flow of each exercise, and practicing smooth transitions between one exercise and the next. We will also use Foam Rollers, Pilates Mini-ball and Therabands. Some experience in Pilates or Yoga is encouraged, or permission of the instructor. Instructor presents an intelligent, less stressful way of learning Pilates and has 17-years experience specializing in movement education and injury prevention. He is a Certified Pilates Instructor and Feldenkrais® Practitioner with an extensive background as a professional dancer. Mats provided.

A g e s 1 4 – a d u lt

This class is for anyone who wants an introduction to Pilates and for those who want to get stronger without getting hurt. Your core muscles protect your spine and prepare you for strenuous activities. Developing core strength involves engaging your deepest abdominal, lumbar and pelvic floor muscles. Instructor presents an intelligent, less stressful way of learning Pilates and has 17-years experience specializing in movement education and injury prevention. He is a Certified Pilates Instructor and Feldenkrais® Practitioner with an extensive background as a professional dancer. Mats provided. DATE

DAY

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

TIME

NONRES.

May 11–June 29

Wed

5:45–6:45 pm

8x

$102

$112

July 6–Aug 24

Wed

5:45–6:45 pm

8x

$102

$112

Instructor: Ernie Adams, (510) 619-9223, www.bodyinaction.com Location: Albany Community Center, Hall

DATE

DAY

TIME

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

May 10–June 28

Tue

7:30–8:30 pm

8x

$102

$112

July 5–Aug 23

Tue

7:30–8:30 pm

8x

$102

$112

Instructor: Ernie Adams, (510) 619-9223, www.bodyinaction.com Location: Albany Community Center, Hall

Min: 8; Max: 30

Min: 8; Max: 25

NONRES.

DATE

DAY

TIME

May 3–June 21

Tue

6:15–7:15 pm

8x

$82

$92

7–8 pm

6x

$62

$72

June 9–July 21* Thur

NE W

User Friendly Pilates: Get Stronger Without Getting Hurt

July 12–Aug 23

Tue

6:15–7:15 pm

7x

$72

$62

July 28–Aug 25

Thur

7–8 pm

5x

$52

$62

Instructor: Teresa Heath-Hickman Location: Albany Community Center, Rooms 1 & 2 Min: 10; Max: 30

*No class on June 30

Tiny Tumblers

Kick, swing, bounce and throw … these are just some of the fundamental skills

A g e s 3 – 5 ( P ot t y t r a i n e d )

the Tater Tot Sports Sampler will explore. Each week will focus on a different

This class is designed to enhance your child’s motor development skills, balance, coordination and confidence. Emphasis is placed on developing beginning gymnastic skills in a fun and social environment. A guardian is encouraged to attend each class. So come jump, hop, roll and exercise with your tiny tumbler! Children must be potty trained. DATE

DAY

TIME

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

May 9–June 20*

Mon

10:30–11:15 am

6x

$69

$79

July 11–Aug 15

Mon

10:30–11:15 am

6x

$69

$79

Instructor: Eva Phalen Location: Albany Community Center, Rooms 1 & 2 Min: 4; Max: 10

N E W Sports Sampler

*No class on May 30

sport and will emphasize personal growth and the importance of sportsmanship and teamwork. Activities include follow the leader around the bases, pass the basketball to a friend, kick the soccer ball in the goal. The Albany Recreation staff will organize age-appropriate stations for each sport. A parent or guardian must attend each class with their child and will be asked to assist in stationed activities. Students will receive a certificate of completion on the last day of class. Children ages 3-5 Tuesdays & Thursdays, Apr 5–Apr 28 (8x), 10–11 am Albany residents: $65; Non-residents: $75 Week 1: Baseball • Week 2: Basketball Week 3: Soccer • Week 4: Tennis All classes will be held at Friendship Club, Ocean View Park Min 8; Max 12

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Beginning Tennis

Advanced Tennis

A g e s 1 3 – a d u lt

Ages 6–10

Ages 10–14

Yoga is the study and integration of the body, mind and breath to achieve greater health and vitality. Through a series of physical postures, deep breathing, relaxation and mental concentration, students will learn how to reduce stress, feel more energized and enhance the overall quality of their lives.

This class is for the young player who wants to learn the basics of tennis. Forehand, backhand, serve and volley will be taught, as well as tennis rules, scoring and etiquette. Games and drills are used to create a fun learning environment. Bring one unopened can of balls to the first class.

This class is for students with 2-3 years of tennis instruction and experience. Need instructor’s approval for those who were not previously in this program. Bring one unopened can of tennis balls to the first class.

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

DATE

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

DATE

DAY

TIME

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

YOUTH

Beginning Yoga

NONRES.

DATE

DAY

TIME

DAY

TIME

Apr 11–Apr 27

M/W

5:30–6:30 pm

6x

$88

$98

May 2–June 27*

Mon

6:30–8 pm

8x

$99

$109

Apr 11–Apr 27

M/W

3:30–4:30 pm

6x

$88

$98

May 2–May 18

M/W

5:30–6:30 pm

6x

$88

$98

July 11–Aug 22

Mon

6:30–8 pm

7x

$87

$97

May 2–May 18

M/W

3:30–4:30 pm

6x

$88

$98

Instructor: John Fry & staff Location: Memorial Park Tennis Courts

Instructor: Jennifer Sowerwine Location: Albany Community Center, Rooms 1 & 2

Instructor: John Fry & staff Location: Memorial Park Tennis Courts

Min: 5; Max: 30

Min: 4; Max: 10

*No class on May 30

Min: 4; Max: 10

Tennis: Private and Group Instruction

Gentle Yoga

Intermediate Tennis

A g e s 1 4 – A d u lt

Ages 7–1 1

Learn how to relax and enjoy a body-mind synchronicity through the ancient practice of yoga. Students will learn how to do classic yoga postures in styles borrowed from several schools of yoga. While holding the yoga poses, they will be shown how to stimulate acupressure points. The asana session will be followed by healing pranayamas (breathing techniques), meditation and guided relaxation. Instructor Viji Sundaram has been teaching yoga in India and the US for 20 years. She is a certified yoga and Acu-yoga instructor, as well as, an acupressure practitioner.

These classes are for the developing player who needs improvement in their tennis fundamentals and strategy. Focus is on stroke improvement, movement, conditioning and fun. Bring one unopened can of tennis balls to the first class.

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

DATE

DAY

TIME

May 4–June 8

Wed

6:30–8 pm

6x

$62

$72

June 22–July 27 Wed

6:30–8 pm

6x

$62

$72

Aug 3–Aug 24

6:30–8 pm

4x

$42

$52

Wed

Instructor: Viji Sundaram Location: Albany Community Center, Rooms 1 & 2 Min: 5; Max: 20

Intro to Fly Fishing A g e s 1 0 – A d u lt

This class is for anyone interested in learning the basics of fly-fishing. Geared specifically for the beginning angler with step-by-step instructions on the techniques and equipment you will need to get started with this enjoyable hobby. We will start at Fish First and then practice casting at Ocean View Park. Participants will need hat, sunscreen and layered clothing. An instructional booklet is provided for each student. DATE

DAY

TIME

May 14

Sat

9 am–1 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

1x

$50

NONRES.

$60

June 11

Sat

9 am–1 pm

1x

$50

$60

July 9

Sat

9 am–1 pm

1x

$50

$60

Aug 13

Sat

9 am–1 pm

1x

$50

$60

DATE

DAY

TIME

Ages All

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

Apr 11–Apr 27

M/W

4:30–5:30 pm

6x

$88

$98

May 2–May 18

M/W

4:30–5:30 pm

6x

$88

$98

Lessons are taught by our USPTA certified instructor, John Fry. Offered on a year-round basis, they are tailored to the students needs. Clinics and workouts for league teams or tournament players are also available. Times and locations are arranged with the instructor upon completing registration. Sign-up for the 5-session package and save. No refunds for the 5-session package. PRIVATE/GROUP

TIME

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

Instructor: John Fry & staff Location: Memorial Park Tennis Courts

Private

1/2 hr

1x

$30

$40

Private

1 hr

1x

$55

$65

Min: 4; Max: 10

Semi-Private

1 hr

1x

$27

$37

Group (Min 3)

1 hr

1x

$20

$30

Group (Min 4)

1 hr

1x

$16

$26

5-Session Package

1 hr

5x

$250

$300

Mini Soccer Camps for Women

NE W

a g e s 1 6 – a d u lt

If you have always wanted to give soccer a try, this is the opportunity you have been waiting for! Each session will introduce basic fundamentals such as passing, dribbling and shooting, followed by drills allowing you to practice what you’ve learned. We will finish up with casual games to give you a taste of some real soccer action. The atmosphere will be relaxed with an emphasis on learning, fun and good sports-womanship (the more high-fives the better!). All playing levels are welcome and total beginners are especially encouraged to participate. Linda McPheron has 20+ years experience coaching players of all levels. Drop-in Fee: $20 paid to City of Albany prior to class start date. DATE

DAY

TIME

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

Instructor: John Fry & staff Location: Memorial Park, Ocean View or Terrace Park Tennis Courts Min: 4; Max: varies

NONRES.

June 4–June 25

Sat

9–11 am

4x

$50

$60

July 2–July 23

Sat

9–11 am

4x

$50

$60

Instructor: Linda McPheron Location: Memorial Park (June); Ocean View Park (July) Min: 6; Max: 20

Instructor: Fish First Staff Location: Fish First, 1404 Solano Ave. & Ocean View Park Min: 4; Max: 10

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YOUTH

Martial Arts

Albany Karate For Kids Ages 6–16

Nominated “Best in the Bay!” Black-Belt Instructor, Sensei Dara Connolly leads this successful program to develop self-confidence and skill in young people. Her renowned teaching style develops each student individually in a positive and fun, non-aggressive environment. Students receive one-on-one instruction in Tae Kwon Do, Japanese weapons and practical Self-Defense techniques. Throughout the year students may participate in Belt Tests, studio tournaments and free events- family and friends are invited to watch! New students are always welcome and beginners may start at anytime. Uniforms and test fees are optional and paid to Albany Karate for Kids (see instructor for details). Register for both sessions by May 5 and receive 5% off the total class price. forms, Self-Defense & W e apons

Thur: 4:30–5:30 pm (All levels) Thur: 5:35–6:35 pm (Advanced) Sat: 9:00–10:00 am (All levels) Sat: 10:00–10:20 am (Advanced Class Extension) DATE

DAY

May 5–June 30* Th/S

MEETS

ALBANY RESIDENT

NONRES.

1x/week

$189

$199

2–4x/week

$227

$237

May 5–June 30*

Th/S

July 2–Aug 27

Th/S

1x/week

$189

$199

July 2–Aug 27

Th/S

2–4x/week

$227

$237

Instructor: Sensei Dara Connolly, (510) 847-2400, www.albanykarateforkids.com Location: Albany Community Center, Rooms 1 & 2 Min: 4; Max: 50

*No class on May 21

Kids’ Ki-Aikido

Beginning Shao-Lin Kung Fu

Ages 7–14

A g e s 6 – A d u lt

Traditional Japanese Martial Arts instruction in Ki-Aikido for kids. Emphasis on relaxation, selfcontrol and self-discipline. Students will learn rolls, throws, pins, meditation and breathing exercises. A friendly, fun and safe class using positive, non-competitive traditional monastic style forms. Overseen and taught by Maida Sensei, Chief Instructor of the Northern California Ki Society, 7th Dan, local parent, Rinzai Zen Priest and professional Aikido Instructor since 1976 and certified staff.

This class teaches basic martial arts techniques for beginners, including body stretching, kicking and two styles of boxing. Register for both sessions by May 5 and receive 5% off the total class price.

DATE

DAY

May 2–May 27* M/W/F

TIME

4–5 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

1x/week

$42

$52 $72

4:15–5:15 pm 1x/week

July 1–July 29* M/W/F

4:15–5:15 pm 1x/week

Aug 1–Aug 26

4:15–5:15 pm 1x/week

M/W/F

$42

$52

2-3x/week $62

$72

$42

$52

2-3x/week $62

$72

$42

$52

2-3x/week $62

$72

Instructor: Maida Sensei and certified staff, (510) 290-8640, kiaikido@kiaikido.org Location: Albany Community Center, Hall Min: 2; Max: 40

DAY

TIME

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

May 5–June 30

Thur

4:20–5:20 pm

9x

$92

$102

July 7–Aug 25

Thur

4:20–5:20 pm

8x

$82

$92

Instructor: Henry Chang, (510) 917-1718 Location: Albany Community Center, Hall Min: 2; Max: 25

NONRES.

2-3x/week $62 June 1–June 29 M/W/F

DATE

*No class on May 13, May 20 & July 4

Advanced Shao-Lin Kung Fu A g e s 8 – A d u lt

The graceful movement of martial arts loved by everyone will be taught in this class. After taking the class students, will be competent in both offense and defense. New strokes will be taught in these two sessions. New students and beginners are welcome. Register for both sessions by May 5 and receive 5% off the total class price. DATE

DAY

TIME

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

May 5–June 30

Thur

5:20–6:20 pm

9x

$92

$102

July 7–Aug 25

Thur

5:20–6:20 pm

8x

$82

$92

Instructor: Henry Chang, (510) 917-1718 Location: Albany Community Center, Hall Min: 2; Max: 25

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Beginning Judo

Advanced Da Yan Qi Gong

Ages 3–7

Ages 7–13

A g e s 1 3 – A d u lt

Pre-Judo helps children grow in wonderful ways. As Learn with National champions in this fun, active we run, jump and roll we develop balance, class for both adults and children. You will coordination and confidence. Judo is not just learn techniques but you will both a Martial Art and an International get in great shape by using them. Judo participants are Sport and it emphasizes controlling Judo is an Olympic sport and a safe, required to join the US Judo Federation ($50, your opponent through throws and non-violent art that developed from www.usjf.com), which pins, there is no hitting or kicking. Ju-jitsu, the martial art used by the offers insurance & the Safety comes first so falling is the Samurai. “Nage-waza” (throws) and privilege to take part in first skill we learn. We have a strong “Ne-waza” (mat work) will be learned other events. emphasis on cultural learning; we while “Randori,” (free practice) will play games, sing songs and read books test and strengthen your skills. You may from Japan and around the world. We learn fly through the air and fall to the ground to “tonde” (jump) and we learn to run like an “inu” but you won’t be hurt; judo is very effective and safe. (dog.) Respect is a very important part of our class Parents with children are welcome. and we bow to Sensei (teacher) and each other like ALBANY NONDATE DAY TIME MEETS RESIDENT RES. true martial artists. DATE

DAY

TIME

May 2–May 23

Mon

4:10–4:50 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

4x

$69

May 2–May 23

Mon

5–6 pm

4x

$69

June 6–June 27

Mon

5–6 pm

4x

$69

$79

$79

July 11–July 25

Mon

5–6 pm

3x

$69

$79

Mon

5–6 pm

4x

$69

$79

NONRES.

June 6–June 27

Mon

4:10–4:50 pm

4x

$69

$79

Aug 1–Aug 22

July 11–July 25

Mon

4:10–4:50 pm

3x

$69

$79

Aug 1–Aug 22

Mon

4:10–4:50 pm

4x

$69

$79

Instructor: Dan Augustine & Staff, (415) 971-0885, dan@edintl.com, www.albanyjudo.org Location: Albany Community Center, Rooms 1 & 2

Instructor: Dan Augustine & Staff, (415) 971-0885, dan@edintl.com, www.albanyjudo.org Location: Albany Community Center, Rooms 1 & 2

Intermediate Da Yan Qi Gong

Beginning Ki-Aikido

A g e s 1 3 – A d u lt

Shin Shin Toitsu Aikido is a martial discipline, which teaches that relaxation is stronger than tension. Our goal is to bring balance even to our opponents and problems as a solution to conflict. We use martial techniques, meditation and breathing exercises to help develop the power of mind and body. Founded by Master Koichi Tohei, who was responsible for bringing the martial art of Aikido to the world in 1953. Taught and overseen by Maida Sensei, direct student and representative of Tohei Sensei. Maida Sensei holds the rank of 7th Dan Shihan (Master Instructor) and has taught professionally since 1976. This class is suitable for Adults of any level or physical ability, and for children ages 7 and older with some experience in Aikido. Younger children and children new to Aikido are welcome if accompanied onto the mat by a parent or guardian. The first hour of class is recommended for all beginners. Continuing on to the second hour is recommended for those with more experience or who are willing to be pushed a little.

DATE

DAY

TIME

May 2–June 27*

Mon

6–7:30 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

8x

$112

Min: 5; Max: 20

Introduction to Da Yan Qi Gong A g e s 1 3 – A d u lt

Qi Gong enhances the circulation of “Qi” (pronounced “chee”), the vital life force which can promote good health. Classes include: warm-up exercises, stretches, acupressure self-massage and meditation. Note: This class is the first-half of the Da Yan Qi Gong class and will not be learning the Da Yan Qi Gong 64 movement form. If you want to learn the 64 movement form sign-up for Beginning Da Yan Qi Gong. DATE

DAY

TIME

May 2–June 27*

Mon

6–6:45 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

8x

$62

Sat

9–11 am

4x

$52

$62

June 4–June 25

Sat

9–11 am

4x

$52

$62

Min: 5; Max: 20

July 2–July 30

Sat

9–11 am

5x

$52

$62

Aug 13–Aug 20

Sat

9–11 am

2x

$28

$38

NONRES.

$122

*No class on May 30

May 7–May 28*

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

Instructor: Charlene Leung, M.S., Licensed Acupuncturist & Herbalist Location: Albany Senior Center, Multi-Purpose Room

Instructor: Charlene Leung, M.S., Licensed Acupuncturist & Herbalist Location: Albany Senior Center, Multi-Purpose Room

TIME

DAY

TIME

May 2–June 27*

Mon

6–7:30 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

8x

NONRES.

$82

$92

Instructor: Charlene Leung, M.S., Licensed Acupuncturist & Herbalist Location: Albany Senior Center, Multi-Purpose Room Min: 5; Max: 20

*No class on May 30

$79

For those who have completed Beginning Da Yan Qi Gong.

A g e s 7 – A d u lt

DAY

DATE

Min: 5; Max: 35

Min: 5; Max: 35

DATE

For those who have completed Beginning & Intermediate Da Yan Qi Gong with Charlene Leung.

NONRES.

Albany Police Activities League (APAL) APAL offers alternatives to crime and delinquency by engaging youth in wholesome and character building activities such as Crocodile wrestling (1st–5th grades), Girls Rock! (Middle School) and the Albany Police Youth Academy (High School), while establishing positive relationships between the police and youth. APAL will once again host a Bicycle Rodeo this spring. The goal of this fun event to encourage riders to wear helmets on every ride, give young cyclists basic skills for on-road riding and to teach them the rules of the road to help keep them safe. A free bicycle helmet will be given to each youth participant. Activities of the day will also include a bicycle confidence course and spectacular entertainment. Check the APAL website for more information. For more information on the Albany Police Activities League, visit our web site, www.albanypal.net or contact Peggy McQuaid, APAL Program Coordinator at apal@albanypal.net or call (510) 526-7855.

$72

Police & Youth Working Together for a Safer Community

*No class on May 30

Instructor: Maida Sensei and certified staff, (510) 290-8640, kiaikido@kiaikido.org Location: Albany Community Center, Hall *Albany Senior Center (May 14 & May 21) Min: 5; Max: 25

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YOUTH

Pre-Judo


YOUTH

Classical Guitar Technique

Special Interest

A g e s 1 6 – A d u lt

Do you wish to read and play music for the guitar? Learn to play a melody, understand rhythm and where notes are on the guitar. Students provide their own instrument, preferably with nylon strings. All levels welcome. Please contact instructor for more information about the class. $18.50 per text material fee (if needed) paid to instructor (Text: Classic Guitar Technique, Volume One by Aaron Shearer). ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

DATE

DAY

TIME

June 4–July 9

Sat

10–11:30 am

6x

$72

$82

July 16–Aug 20

Sat

10–11:30 am

6x

$72

$82

Instructor: Claude Sprague Location: Albany Community Center, EOC & Craft Room Min: 6; Max: 15

Blues Guitar Workshop

NE W

A g e s 1 6 – A d u lt

Do you love the blues and want to learn the secrets of its many different styles? This workshop is divided into 6 sections based on blues guitar styles: Delta, Texas, Ragtime, Chicago, Modern Urban and today's styles. Broaden your blues repertoire! Basic knowledge of guitar required. Provide your own guitar (acoustic and/or electric). See Michael on YouTube “Midnight Hour Blues”. DATE

DAY

TIME

June 2–July 7

Thur

6:30–8 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

6x

$150

NONRES.

$160

Instructor: Michael Fletcher, frogsurf@earthlink.net Location: Albany Community Center, EOC Room Min: 5; Max: 10

Kids’ Carpentry Ages 5–12

Kids have enjoyed working with wood and learning how to use hand tools in Kids’ Carpentry since 1982. Boys and girls are encouraged to develop problemsolving skills while building their own cool projects using applied math and fractions. The kids are also introduced to a wide range of woodworking hand tools, safety and craftsmanship. Projects include: super tops, boats, clocks, games, doll furniture, bird feeders, trucks, and many other projects to choose from. Our goal is to empower the students to become independent thinkers! This program may be taken year-round with different projects offered each session. Visit the website to view an 8-minute documentary. Our motto is: “Building confidence and teaching with respect in a safe and happy environment.” ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

DATE

DAY

TIME

Apr 18–June 6*

Mon

2:15–3:30 pm

6x

$100

$110

Apr 18–June 6*

Mon

3:30–4:45

6x

$100

$110

Apr 18–June 6*

Mon

4:45–6 pm

6x

$100

$110

Instructor: Michael Glass and his talented wife Jeab, (510) 524-9232, www.kidscarpentry.net Location: Albany Community Center, Craft Room Min: 6; Max: 11

10

City of Albany

*No class on Apr 25 & May 30

recreation & community services 510 524-9283


Red Cross: Babysitters Training Course

Learn & Play Magic: The Gathering (A collectable card game)

Ages 7–13

Ages 1 1–1 5

Ages 10–1 8

This class will cover place value, multiplying three digits numbers, division with remainders, factors, common factors and common multiples. Equivalent fractions, fractions in lowest terms along with algebraic expression integers, decimals, fractions, and polynomial operations will also be addressed. Students need to bring a spiral notebook, pencils, and erasers.

This course is to provide youth who are planning to babysit with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and responsibly give care for children and infants. This training will help participants to develop leadership skills; learn how to develop a babysitting business, keep themselves and others safe and help children behave; and learn about basic child care and basic first aid. Note: 10-day pre-registration prior to class start date is required.

The flavor of the game is that you are magician casting spells (cards) trying to defeat an opposing magician. For the kids it’s a fun game. For adults it’s a complex problem solving game that uses statistics and logic. At the beginning of each session, there will be a short discussion on rules, strategy or application of statistics to game play. Decks may be borrowed if you don't have one.

DATE

DAY

May 3–June 7*

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

TIME

NONRES.

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

DATE

DAY

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

TIME

NONRES.

Tue

3:30–5 pm

5x

$127

$137

DATE

DAY

TIME

May 6–June 10*

Fri

3:30–5 pm

5x

$52

$62

June 16–July 14 Thur

9–10:30 am

5x

$127

$137

June 18

Sat

8:30 am–4:30 pm

1x

$82

$92

July 8–Aug 19*

Fri

3:30–5 pm

6x

$62

$72

July 21–Aug 18

9–10:30 am

5x

$127

$137

July 16

Sat

8:30 am–4:30 pm

1x

$82

$92

Instructor: Eric Fuller Location: Albany Community Center, EOC Room (May & June), Rooms 1 & 2 (July & August)

Thur

Instructor: Karen L. Wang Location: Albany Community Center, Staff Lounge

Instructor: American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter Staff Location: Albany Senior Center, Multi-Purpose Room

Min: 3; Max: 10

Min: 8; Max: 12

*No class on May 31

Min: 4; Max: 24

Math: Algebra I & II, Geometry & Trigonometry

Fun Learning Mandarin

Ages 12–1 8

Through stories, music, movement, games, art and hands-on activities you will find that Mandarin is such an easy language to learn. Children are immersed in a relaxed and fun atmosphere with our native Mandarin teacher in a small group and learn Mandarin naturally through play. No prior Mandarin experience is necessary for either children or adults. Kids ages 1–3 must attend class with a parent or caregiver. Kids ages 3–8 attend drop-off Kids Only classes 3 year olds may enroll in either Parent-andTot or Kids Only class, but must be potty trained for the Kids Only class. $30 material fee paid to the instructor.

AGE S 1 – 8

This class will address fundamental algebraic laws and operations, absolute values and operations with fractions. We will also cover algebraic operations, solving linear equations/linear inequalities, graphing quadratic equations, logarithms, exponentials, angles and trigonometric functions. Students need to bring a spiral notebook, pencils and erasers. ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

DATE

DAY

TIME

May 3–June 7*

Tue

5–6:30 pm

5x

$127

$137

June 16–July 14 Thur

10:30–noon

5x

$127

$137

July 21–Aug 18

Thur

10:30–noon

5x

$127

$137

Instructor: Karen L. Wang Location: Albany Community Center, Staff Lounge Min: 3; Max: 10

DATE

DAY

TIME

May 2–June 6*

Mon

10:30–11:20 am

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

5x

$110

DAY

TIME

May 2–June 6*

Mon

3:30–4:20 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

5x

$110

DATE

DAY

TIME

May 2–June 6*

Mon

4:30–5:20 pm

5x

$110

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14–Adult

2

DSLR Photography

13–Adult

2

13–Adult

2 4

Hip Hop Dance

13–Adult

3

Zumba

13–Adult

4

User Friendly Pilates

14–Adult

4

Intermediate Pilates

14–Adult

4

Beginning Yoga

13–Adult

5

Gentle Yoga

14–Adult

5

Intro to Fly Fishing

10–Adult

5

Mini Soccer Camps for Women

16–Adult

5

Private Tennis Lessons

All Ages

5

NONRES.

Beginning Shao-Lin Kung Fu

6–Adult

6

$120

Advanced Shao-Lin Kung Fu

8–Adult

6

Beginning Ki-Aikido

7–Adult

7

Intro to Da Yan Qi Gong

13–Adult

7

Intermediate to Da Yan Qi Gong

13–Adult

7

NONRES.

$120

NONRES.

$120

Instructor: Po-Wen Chen, (510) 552-0167, powen29@hotmail.com Location: Albany Community Center, EOC Room Min: 4; Max: 10

AGES

Watercolor Brush Technique

2–5 & Adult

A g e s 6 – 8 ( k i d s O n ly ) ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

CLASS

Partners in Creativity

A g e s 3 – 5 ( K i d s O n ly ) DATE

Need some quality time with your child or teen? Take a class together! The Albany Recreation Department offers a variety of classes open to both youth and adults.

Taking Great Photographs

A g e s 1 – 3 ( W i t h A d u lt )

*No class on May 31

*No class on May 20 & Aug 5

*No class on May 30

Advanced to Da Yan Qi Gong

13–Adult

7

Classical Guitar Technique

16–Adult

8

Blues Guitar Workshop

16–Adult

8

Fun Learning Mandarin

1–3 & Adult

9

Recreational Dog Agility

16–Adult

25

Intermediate Dog Agility

16–Adult

25

Postnatal Yoga

Baby & Mom

28

Chinese Dance/Ballet

11–Adult

30

11

Youth

Math: 3rd-8th Grade, Pre-algebra & Algebra


summer campS Get a jump on setting up summer activities for the youngsters in your household. Following is our listing of camps offered this summer. Programs fill up fast, so register early!

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Jazz Band Camp G rad es 6 th – 10 th ( in co m in g )

This camp is designed for students with 1+ years of band and/or jazz band experience who can play one octave scales on their instruments as a minimum requirement. The week long camp will include two jazz bands, master classes, improvisation workshops, and instruction on how to practice jazz fundamentals (scales and patterns). The week will culminate in a final concert at Albany High School on Friday, July 1, at noon. DATE

DAY

TIME

June 27–July 1

M–F

9 am–12:30 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

5x

$160

NONRES.

$170

Instructor: Craig Bryant and Sarah Cline Location: Albany High School, Band & Choir Room

Ages 6–16

Ages 10–16

Looking for something challenging, fun, creative and beautiful for kids to do this summer? Want your child to acquire a skill that improves analytical, critical thinking, fine motor, organizational and artistic abilities, something they can take with them and make friends for life along the way? Then come on board with the Albany String Academy. Founded by professional violinist, string teacher and director Dennie Mehocich, classes at the Academy are for those who want to get the best start in string playing through a classroom ensemble format, learning from an experienced string professional, building a solid foundation in the fundamentals of good string playing. Classes meet daily, M–F for four weeks, ending with a public performance. Ms. Mehocich is a 30+ year Marin Symphony violinist and veteran of the Best of Broadway series in San Francisco, including the five-year run of The Phantom of the Opera. She maintains private teaching studios in both San Rafael and the Albany area. She is owner and manager of the Marin String Quartet & Ensembles, a musical entertainment business.

A repertoire class for the advanced string player looking for a fun and challenging ensemble experience, learning the finer points of string and ensemble technique. DATE

DAY

TIME

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

June 13–July 7* M–F 11:30 am–12:20 pm 18x

$95

NONRES.

$105

Instructor: Dennie Mehocich Location: Cornell Elementary School Library Min: 5; Max: 35

*No class on July 4

Young Beginners Strings Ages 5.5–8

For young kids with essentially no previous stringplaying experience and high interest. Students should be able to use buttons on clothing and tie own shoes (exhibit good fine motor skills). DATE

DAY

June 13–July 7* M–F

TIME

9:30–10:20 am

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

18x

$95

NONRES.

$105

Instructor: Dennie Mehocich Location: Cornell Elementary School Library Min: 5; Max: 15

*No class on July 4

Beginners Plus

Min: 5; Max: 180

Ages 9–14

An ensemble for elementary and middle school string players with approximately 1.5–3 years of study.

Concert Band Camp G r a d e s 5 t h – 9 t h ( In c o m i n g )

DATE

This class is designed for students with 2+ years of band experience. This week long camp will include two concert bands, master classes, sectionals and full band rehearsals. The week will culminate in a grand finale concert at Albany High School on Friday, June 17, at noon. DATE

Junior String Orchestra

DAY

June 13–June 17 M–F

TIME

9 am–12:30 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

5x

$160

DAY

June 13–July 7* M–F

TIME

10:30–11:20 am

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

18x

$95

NONRES.

$105

Instructor: Dennie Mehocich Location: Cornell Elementary School Library Min: 5; Max: 20

*No class on July 4

NONRES.

$170

Instructor: Kara Ravina and Craig Bryant Location: Albany High School, Band & Choir Room Min: 20; Max: 200

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camps

Music

Albany String Academy


Movin’ & Groovin’: Animation for Kids

camps

Summer Writing Lab

Special Interest

NE W

Summertime Cooking & Baking for Fun Ages 8–12

Do you like juicy strawberries and fresh corn on the cob? These are just a few of the many seasonal ingredients we’ll use while learning to cook, bake and prepare healthy and fresh picnic-style recipes. Come with an interest in learning how to cook and an appetite for yummy fresh food! $20 material fee paid to instructor on first day of camp. Note: One week pre-registration prior to camp start date required. DATE

DAY

TIME

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

Ages 8–12

Albany Middle School English teacher Abby Skrivan, MA, offers week-long, intensive creative writing workshops for kids and teens. These small classes offer a fun, supportive learning environment for writing, reading and learning from each other. The participants will have the opportunity to form an intimate, student-directed writing community as they develop and deepen their mastery of the writing process. Students will take part in a wide range of writing exercises, including cooperative games, observational writing, poetry, story writing and peerediting. This unforgettable week will culminate in the writing and production of a bound “literary journal” of their favorite work. Note: Students who attended in the summer of 2010 are encouraged to attend! Second and thirdyear students will deepen the progress made and take their writing to a new level! Attending multiple sessions is also encouraged. Each week will focus on different stills and writing strategies. Students who sign-up for more than two sessions receive 5% off the entire price.

June 20–June 24 M–F

9:30 am–noon

5x

$140

$150

DATE

DAY

July 11–July 15

M–F

9:30 am–noon

5x

$140

$150

June 13–June 17 M–F

Aug 15–Aug 19

M–F

9:30 am–noon

5x

$140

$150

TIME

9 am–noon

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

5x

$162

NONRES.

$172

June 13–June 17 M–F

1–4 pm

5x

$162

$172

Instructor: Barbara Guletz Location: Albany Community Center, Kitchen

June 20–June 24 M–F

9 am–noon

5x

$162

$172

June 20–June 24 M–F

1–4 pm

5x

$162

$172

Min: 5; Max: 15

June 27–July 1

M–F

9 am–noon

5x

$162

$172

June 27–July 1

M–F

1–4 pm

5x

$162

$172

July 5–July 8

Tue–Fri

9 am–noon

4x

$132

$142

July 5–July 8

Tue–Fri

1–4 pm

4x

$132

$142

NE W

Cake Decoration & Sugar Flowering Making for Teens

Ages 5–7

An animation class designed for little ones. Using action figures and Lego®, kids will learn how to make a character come to life and move. Together they will create and shoot a short film with lots of action and plenty of giggles. DATE

DAY

TIME

Aug 1–Aug 5

M–F

1–4 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

5x

$201

NONRES.

$211

Instructor: Freshi Films Staff Location: Albany Community Center, Hall Min: 10; Max: 15

Digital Film Making Ages 8–12

A hands-on, immersive introduction to digital filmmaking. Students work in small groups to make a film and each student will experience all aspects of production. Under the guidance of professional filmmakers, students will pitch, plan, shoot, edit, screen and score their movies. DATE

DAY

TIME

July 25–July 29

M–F

8:30–11:30 am

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

5x

$201

NONRES.

$211

Instructor: Freshi Films Staff Location: Albany Community Center, Hall Min: 10; Max: 15

Instructor: Abby Skrivan, MA Location: Albany Middle School, Room 210

Ages 14–1 8

Want to decorate your own cake? There really is no secret to it than having a skill. Practice and patience is the key. The students’ creativity and techniques will be enhanced. $20 paid to instructor on first day of camp. Note: One week pre-registration prior to camp start day is required. ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

Min: 6; Max: 20

NONRES.

DATE

DAY

TIME

July 18–July 22

M–F

2–5 pm

5x

$102

$112

July 25–July 29

M–F

2–5 pm

5x

$102

$112

Aug 8–Aug 12

M–F

2–5 pm

5x

$102

$112

Instructor: Linda Calixto, (510) 525-4552 Location: Albany Community Center, Staff Lounge Min: 5; Max: 10

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City of Albany

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Chess Camp for Youth

Kids’ Carpentry Camp

Ages 8–12

Ages 6–12

Ages 5–12

Kids work on a crew to create an animated film. With the guidance of professional filmmakers young students decide how they will create their characters (construction paper cut outs, Lego® figures, action Figures, etc.) and imagine, plan, shoot and edit their own films.

The Torres Chess and Music Academy, a 501c (3) nonprofit organization, is pleased to be running a very special chess camp designed by Chris Torres, instructor of the 2009 national championship team. This camp will feature instructors with decades of chess teaching experience in a format that is fun, competitive and educational. Students with no experience and all levels are welcome. Note: One week pre-registration prior to camp start date required.

Kids have enjoyed working with wood and learning how to use hand tools in Kids’ Carpentry since 1982. Boys and girls are encouraged to develop problemsolving skills while building their own cool projects using applied math and fractions. They are also introduced to a wide range of woodworking hand tools, safety, and craftsmanship. Projects include supertops, boats, clocks, games, doll furniture, bird-feeders and many other projects to choose from. Our goal is to empower the students to become independent thinkers! This program may be taken year round with different projects offered each session. Our motto is: “Building confidence and teaching with respect and humor in a safe and happy environment.”

DATE

DAY

TIME

Aug 1–Aug 5

M–F

9 am–noon

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

5x

$201

NONRES.

$211

Instructor: Freshi Films Staff Location: Albany Community Center, Hall

DATE

Min: 10; Max: 15

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

DAY

TIME

Aug 1–Aug 4

M–Th

10 am–3 pm

4x

$182

$192

Aug 8–Aug 11

M–Th

10 am–3 pm

4x

$182

$192

Freshi Game Design

Aug 15–Aug 18

M–Th

10 am–3 pm

4x

$182

$192

Ages 8–12

Instructor: Chris Torres Location: Albany Community Center, EOC Room

DATE

Min: 8; Max: 20

July 25–July 28 M–Th

9:30–11 am

4x

$100

July 25–July 28 M–Th

11 am–12:30 pm

4x

$100

$110

July 25–July 28 M–Th

12:30–2 pm

4x

$100

$110

Kids work in groups to develop, design, debug and distribute their own 2D games. Using special software, students create their game without having to learn actual programming. They can also put their own music, video, animations and photos into their games with a simple click. Don’t just play games– play your own game! ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

DATE

DAY

July 25–July 29

M–F 12:30 pm–3:30 pm

TIME

5x

$201

NONRES.

$211

Instructor: Freshi Films Staff Location: Albany Community Center, Hall Min: 10; Max: 15

Journalism for Kids

NE W

Ages 9–13

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Or write all about it because in this journalism camp you are the investigative reporter on the scene. Learn how to write and take pictures for news articles and get the inside tips from the experts. You may see your finished articles on the Albany Patch! $5 material fee paid to instructor. DATE

DAY

TIME

July 25–July 29

M–F

12:45–3 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

5x

$80

NONRES.

$90

Ureka! Science Camp©

NE W

Ureka! Science is a unique camp that introduces young scientists to key concepts from biology, chemistry and physics. Each class starts with an entertaining demonstration. The participants are then let loose in the lab, working with nontoxic household items to explore these ideas through engaging experiments, recording what they see in their personal lab notebook. A group discussion at the end of each class allows lab partners to share their observations and foster the connection between ideas and experience. Topics covered include optics, density and comparison of plant and animal cells under microscopes, pressure/vacuum, microscopic pond life and much more! The program uses fun and exciting activities to promote scientific literacy, critical thinking, teamwork, problem solving and an exchange of ideas. Activity sheets are provided daily so that our young scientists can share their experiences at home. A great opportunity for your child to learn directly from instructors that hold Ph.D.'s in science. DATE

DAY

TIME

Min: 4; Max: 15

July 11–July 15

M–F

12:30–3:30 pm

5x

$168

$178

July 25–July 29

M–F

9 am–noon

5x

$168

$178

Make clay works of art; glaze, sculpture and tiles. Make a cool large poster to take home. Draw and paint faces and mystical creatures, with focus on technique. Create masks & more with Bay area artist, Sharyl Gates. New projects every camp! $10 material fee paid to instructor. DATE

DAY

TIME

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

Instructor: Leera Rahman, Ph.D. and Asha Harikrishnan Ph.D. Location: Albany Community Center, Hall (Session 1), EOC (Session 2)

Ages 7–14

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

June 13–June 17 M–F

1:30–4 pm

5x

$157

$167

June 27–July 1

M–F

1:30–4 pm

5x

$157

$167

Aug 1–Aug 5

M–F

1:30–4 pm

5x

$157

$167

Aug 15–Aug 19

M–F

1:30–4 pm

5x

$157

$167

Min: 4; Max: 15

TIME

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

$110

Instructor: Michael and Jeab Glass, (510) 524-9232 Location: Albany Community Center, Craft Room

Ages 7–10

Instructor: Nir Maoz & Staff Location: Albany Community Center, EOC

Art Intensive Camp

DAY

Min: 6; Max: 10

Asha Harikrishnan holds a PhD in molecular biology and worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard Medical School. Her interest in education led her to volunteer in biology lab classes at Berkeley High School and she currently teaches at Laney College and at the UC Berkeley Extension School. Leera Rahman holds a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Bryn Mawr College and did postdoctoral work at the University of Pittsburgh. She worked for Pfizer Pharmaceuticals. Leera has mentored undergraduate students and volunteered in her children’s schools, including providing support for science classes. Asha and Leera wanted to share their love for science with children in their community. Ureka! Science is a unique camp that introduces children to scientific concepts through engaging experiments. Their program comes to you, certified and approved by their own school age children.

Instructor: Sharyl Gates, www.artsonia.com/schools/albany2 Location: Albany Community Center, Craft Room Min: 5; Max: 12

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Stop Motion Animation


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Play-Well: Engineering FUNdamentals

Play-Well Engineering

Design and build motorized machines, catapults, pyramids, demolition derby cars, truss and suspension bridges, buildings and other constructions. Explore concepts in physics, mechanical engineering, structural engineering and architecture while playing with your favorite creations. This is a hands-on and minds-on class suitable for LEGO® novices to “maniacs.” Returning students will take on new challenges.

The courses offered on this page utilize LEGO® products as a learning tool. LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO® Group of companies and is mentioned for informational purposes only. The LEGO® Group of companies is not affiliated with or a sponsor of these courses. No endorsement or sponsorship of these courses by the LEGO® Group of companies is implied.

We use LEGO® System and Technic products to teach engineering. Take a “crash course” in Demolition Derby, enter the Sumo Wrestling Competition, design a Mighty Metropolis, challenge the Battle Track, build and race a locomotive faster than a speeding Worm Drive. Use LEGO® building components to explore concepts in physics, mechanical engineering, structural engineering and architecture while playing with your favorite creations. Children will be given instruction, design challenges, and competitions appropriate to their facility with LEGO® Technic and System components. Each session will include directed projects with instruction, performance-oriented projects with guidance, and free-building time to construct that “Really Great Project” with huge quantities of LEGO®. These are fun, challenging, hands-on, and minds-on camps suitable for LEGO® novices to “maniacs.” Returning students will work on new projects. For more information on Play-Well’s Camps, visit www.play-well.org.

Play-Well: Pre-Engineering AGE S 5 – 6

Create, Play and Learn. Build a town, city, or star base with houses, buildings, pyramids, bridges, tunnels, towers and more. Build motorized cars, trains, buses and trucks; race them; crash them; repair them. Explore the many possibilities of LEGO® building systems while learning useful construction techniques. Returning students will take on new challenges. TIME

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

DAY

TIME

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

June 20–June 24 M–F

1–4 pm

5x

$177

$187

My First Lab: Preschool

July 5–July 8

1–4 pm

4x

$142

$152

A g es 3. 5 – 5. 5

T–F

Instructor: Play-Well TEKnologies Location: Albany Community Center, EOC Room (June) Albany Community Center, Hall (July) Min: 11; Max: 24

AGE S 7 – 1 2

ENGINEERING CAMPS:

DAY

DATE

Play-Well: Bash Em’ Bots

Engineering FUNdamentals Camps with Play-Well TEKnologies

DATE

Mad Science

AGE S 7 – 1 2

Create a wrestling robot to compete in the ring. Then reengineer it to be a battlebot and take on all challengers. Instruction will be provided by staff. Familiarity with LEGO® Technic is desirable and can be obtained by attending FUNdamentals camp. Returning students will take on new challenges. DATE

DAY

TIME

July 18–July 22

M–F

1–4 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

5x

$177

NONRES.

$187

Instructor: Play-Well TEKnologies Location: Albany Community Center, Hall

Become a junior Mad Scientist! This camp is a great introduction to science. Preschoolers explore their sense of sight, sound, smell, taste and touch. Children use a magnifying glass to discover the world of creepy crawly creatures. Explore the science of the sea and the fascinating creatures that live there. Campers become paleontologists by searching for fossils and participating in a mini dinosaur dig. Finally, take an exciting mission with Mad Science to explore the planets, moons and stars. Take-home projects included each day! DATE

DAY

TIME

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

June 13–June 17 M–F

9 am–noon

5x

$162

$172

July 18–July 22

9 am–noon

5x

$162

$172

M–F

Instructor: Mad Science Staff Location: Albany Community Center, EOC Room Min: 8; Max: 16

Min: 11; Max: 24

Play-Well: Junkyard Challenge AGE S 7 – 1 2

Your team will compete to design and build the fastest, strongest, smallest, largest, lightest, heaviest, most maneuverable, most durable and coolest machines and structures to accomplish a variety of tasks. Success in the competition will necessitate construction of trucks, bridges, elevators, bulldozers, conveyor belts and other motorized and alternatively powered contraptions to overcome obstacles. Familiarity with LEGO® Technic is desirable and can be obtained by attending FUNdamentals camp. Returning students will take on new challenges. DATE

DAY

TIME

Aug 8–Aug 12

M–F

1–4 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

5x

$177

NONRES.

$187

Instructor: Play-Well TEKnologies Location: Albany Community Center, Hall Min: 11; Max: 24

NONRES.

June 20–June 24 M–F

9 am–noon

5x

$177

July 5–July 8

T–F

9 am–noon

4x

$142

$187 $152

July 18–July 22

M–F

9 am–noon

5x

$177

$187

Aug 8–Aug 12

M–F

9 am–noon

5x

$177

$187

Instructor: Play-Well TEKnologies Location: Albany Community Center, EOC Room (June) Albany Community Center, Hall (July & August) Min: 11; Max: 24

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Future Geniuses

Secret Agent Lab

Ages 6–10

A g es 3. 5 – 5. 5

Ages 6–10

Explore and create exciting chemical reactions! In this camp we’ll learn about the chemistry of our everyday lives. We’ll make colorful concoctions and bubbling brews, study the chemistry involved in not-so-simple things like chalk and soap and even experiment with the chemistry used by artists, spies and detectives.

Inspire young minds with the hands-on science program! Tailored for pre-school and kindergartners, this camp will use the scientific method to uncover the mysteries of motion and energy. We will experiment with everything from color to structures, and from music to space! Each day includes a related take home project young geniuses will enjoy beyond class time. Come have fun in this interactive and engaging camp.

The Mad Science Secret Agent Camp is a fun journey into the world of detection, spy science, and forensics. Campers will examine the science behind the spy tools made famous by the world’s greatest spies! We will reconstruct activities using scientific methods and use the science of cryptology to send and decode secret messages. Kids will get a chance to see what can’t be seen by the naked eye and will follow in Sherlock’s steps to learn what tracks can tell us! Join the Mad Science Bureau of Investigations to help foil a burglary using state-of-the art security techniques!

DATE

July 5–July 8

DAY

TIME

Tue–Fri

1–4 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

4x

$132

NONRES.

$142

Instructor: Mad Science Staff Location: Marin Elementary School, Multi-Purpose Room Min: 12; Max: 24

DATE

DAY

TIME

June 27–July 1

M–F

9 am–noon

5x

$162

NONRES.

$172

Instructor: Mad Science Staff Location: Albany Community Center, EOC Room

NASA: Journey into Outer Space

Min: 8; Max: 16

Ages 6–10

Mad Machines & Robots

From our atmosphere to the outer reaches of our solar system, this hands-on program sends campers on a quest for exploration! Comets, planets, stars and more are all waiting to be discovered. Learn about the four forces of flight and the challenges of space travel. Camp includes a take home every day. Join us for Earth and Beyond, Astronaut-in-Training, Solar Launch, Eye on the Sky and Space Voyage! DATE

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

DAY

June 13–June 17 M–F

TIME

1–4 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

5x

Instructor: Mad Science Staff Location: Albany Community Center, EOC Room Min: 12; Max: 24

$162

NONRES.

$172

DATE

DAY

TIME

June 27–July 1

M–F

1–4 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

5x

$162

NONRES.

$172

Instructor: Mad Science Staff Location: Marin Elementary School, Multi-Purpose Room Min: 12; Max: 24

Ages 8–1 1

Whether your child loves to build things or destroy them, this week of camp includes lots of both! The junior Mad Science engineers will design and build structures using simple tools and their imaginations. Kids will even construct a geodesic dome big enough for all the campers to sit inside! Then the machine madness starts. Children will discover how many different machines, simple and complex, we use in our daily lives. Campers will design simple machines using pulleys, wedges, screws and levers and have fun learning how catapults work, then we move on to fun with the Mad Science robots! Each camper will build robots that you can keep, all the while learning the science of robotics. $30 lab fee paid to the instructor includes a take home robot. DATE

DAY

TIME

July 18–July 22

M–F

1–4 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

5x

$162

NONRES.

$172

Instructor: Mad Science Staff Location: Albany Community Center, EOC Room

Expedition Science: Life Science Around the World Ages 6–10

Spend some time in the lab learning the tools and techniques that scientists use while conducting some great hands-on projects. World Scientists will conduct solar experiments, explore predator and prey relationships and investigate food webs. Take a trip into the ocean to learn what an odontocete is. Discover systems in nature, even make your own paper. Learn animal adaptations and create an insect habitat. Scientists will also discover what Mr. Owl had on his dinner plate during the famous owl pellet dissection. It’s a great week of camp. DATE

DAY

TIME

July 5–July 8

T–F

9 am–noon

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

4x

$132

NONRES.

$142

Instructor: Mad Science Staff Location: Marin Elementary School, Multi-Purpose Room Min: 8; Max: 16

Min: 12; Max: 24

Inventors Laboratory

NE W

Anatomy Academy Ages 6–10

Ages 6–10

NONRES.

Children will have fun while learning about the scientific equipment they already own, the human body. Kids will explore the science behind cells, organs, muscles and bones through fun, hands-on activities. Campers will use microslide viewers to see some of the tiny cellular machines that keep our bodies working and will play the “Cell game” to learn about the “stuff” inside cells. Fun experiments will help campers understand more about their senses, brains, breathing, circulation and digestion. Children will create model cells, make Mad Mucus and a simulated stomach, assemble a model skeleton and much more.

$172

DATE

DAY

TIME

June 27–July 1

M–F

9 am–noon

Each day campers overcome a series of challenges using basic materials, simple machines, tips from world famous inventors and the most important thing of all–their minds. The camp involves a team-based approach to solving problems like, “If you were stranded on a desert island how would you survive?” Save your egg in the egg drop! Campers will build catapults, bottle launchers and even light sabers. Discover and create! $15 material fee paid to instructor on first day of camp. DATE

DAY

June 20–June 24 M–F

TIME

9 am–noon

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

5x

$162

Instructor: Mad Science Staff Location: Marin Elementary School, Multi-Purpose Room Min: 12; Max: 24

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

5x

$162

NONRES.

$172

Instructor: Mad Science Staff Location: Marin Elementary School, Multi-Purpose Room Min: 12; Max: 24

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Skyhawks Soccer

Skyhawks Sports

AGE S 7 – 1 2

All the skills and thrills of soccer are taught through fast-paced drills, skill-building exercises, and gamespeed scrimmages. Coaches will focus on the essential skills of dribbling, passing, shooting, and ball control to enable young athletes to play with confidence and have fun. Skyhawks Sports soccer camp ends with a World Cup, allowing young athletes to showcase their skills in a camp-wide tournament. The participant-to-coach ratio is approximately 14:1.

About Skyhawks Sports

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

DATE

DAY

TIME

Skyhawks®, the leader in youth sports since 1979, provides camps and programs for children between the ages of 4-12. Skyhawks is the only company with a 31-year heritage of providing safe, fun and skillfocused sports from the most qualified staff resulting in children having a great time being active while learning life skills.

Aug 1–Aug 5

M–F

9 am–noon

Please Note: All participants receive a t-shirt and a merit award. Shirts will be distributed Monday at the end of camp. Participants should wear appropriate clothing, running shoes; bring a lunch, snack and water bottle for the Basketball program; bring two snacks, a water bottle, and sunscreen for all other programs. For more information on what to bring, visit www.skyhawks.com. Please pre-register at least one week prior to the first day of camp.

Skyhawks Sports baseball is designed to teach and refine the fundamental skills of the game; fielding, catching, throwing, hitting, and base running while infusing each athlete with the exciting spirit of the game. Each athlete will learn basic skills in exercises tailored to individuals through tee hitting, soft toss, and live pitching. These athletes will be equipped with the opportunity to succeed and will have fun all the way through. All participants will be challenged to take their skills to the next level! The participantto-coach ratio is approximately 10:1.

Mini-Hawk: Soccer, Baseball, Basketball AGE S 4 – 7

Mini-Hawk camps are designed to introduce young athletes to soccer, baseball, and basketball all in one camp! Sport sampling will allow them to learn, have fun, and begin to formulate their passion for a particular sport. It is designed to motivate children to lead a healthy, active lifestyle while giving them the fundamental skill sets needed to succeed and grow in whichever sport they choose. The participant-tocoach ratio is approximately 8:1. DATE

DAY

TIME

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

June 13–June 17 M–F

9 am–noon

5x

$127

$137

July 25–July 29

M–F

9 am–noon

5x

$127

$137

Aug 8–Aug 12

M–F

9 am–noon

5x

$127

$137

Instructor: Skyhawks Staff Location: Memorial Park, 1331 Portland Ave., Albany Min: 15; Max: 32

5x

$127

$137

Instructor: Skyhawks Staff Location: Memorial Park, 1331 Portland Ave., Albany Min: 15; Max: 42

Skyhawks Baseball AGE S 7 – 1 2

DATE

DAY

TIME

July 25–July 29

M–F

9 am–noon

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

5x

$127

NONRES.

$137

Instructor: Skyhawks Staff Location: Memorial Park, 1331 Portland Ave., Albany Min: 15; Max: 40

Skyhawks Golf AGE S 5 – 8

Skyhawks Sports Golf focuses on building the confidence of young athletes through training in proper technique and foundational skills. Golf is a challenging and lifelong sport, so young athletes need proper focus on the essentials of a good swing, putting, and body positioning. To assist in this training, Skyhawks Sports has adopted the SNAG (Starting New At Golf) technology to its curriculum. SNAG utilizes a set of equipment designed for beginning golfers, including oversized plastic club heads and “mini tennis balls” to help build confidence and to have fun. As a safety precaution, Skyhawks Sports will be utilizing golf helmets for protection. The participant-to-coach ratio is approximately 8:1. DATE

DAY

TIME

June 27–July 1

M–F

9 am–noon

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

5x

$142

NONRES.

$152

Instructor: Skyhawks Staff Location: Memorial Park, 1331 Portland Ave., Albany Min: 15; Max: 24

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British Soccer: Half Day Camp

British Soccer

AGE S 7 – 1 2

Skyhawks Sports Track & Field programs combine technical development, fundamental techniques and fun while introducing young athletes to many Olympic-style events. The exercises and drills are designed to prepare athletes for a future in crosscountry, track and field events, distance running, while inspiring a lifelong love for being active. The programs will teach fundamentals of body positioning, stride, proper stretching, and cool-down techniques. Participants will demonstrate their talent at the Skyhawks Sports track meet! The participant-tocoach ratio is approximately 14:1. DATE

DAY

TIME

Aug 8–Aug 12

M–F

9 am–noon

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

5x

$127

NONRES.

$137

Instructor: Skyhawks Staff Location: Albany High Middle School, Cougar Field Track Min: 15; Max: 28

Skyhawks Basketball AGE S 7 – 1 2

Skyhawks Sports basketball breaks down this exhilarating sport into fundamental skills that all athletes, no matter their skill level, need to succeed. Coaches will lead the athletes through game-speed drills and exercises, focusing on ball handling, passing, shooting, defense, and rebounding. Having fun while developing a refined player who knows how to combine these skills is the goal of every Skyhawks Sports basketball program. Athletes will put their skills to the test in an end-of-the-week tournament! The participant-to-coach ratio is approximately 10:1. DATE

DAY

June 20–June 24 M–F

TIME

9 am–1 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

5x

$147

NONRES.

$157

Instructor: Skyhawks Staff Location: Albany High School Gym Min: 15; Max: 40

Skyhawks Flag Football AGE S 7 – 1 2

Skyhawks Sports flag football offers a complete package of skills and thrills that teaches young athletes to enjoy this fast-paced game. Athletes will get a rich introduction to all the positions on offense and defense, preparing them to be true champions on the gridiron. The camp introduces the core skills of passing, catching, and de-flagging or defensive positioning–all presented in a fun and invigorating training environment. The week ends with the Skyhawks Sports Bowl, giving participants a chance to showcase new and refined skills. The participantto-coach ratio is approximately 12:1. DATE

DAY

TIME

July 11–July 15

M–F

9 am–noon

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

5x

$127

AGE S 6 – 1 6

Emphasis is placed upon individual skill development, fundamental tactics, goal scoring and coached scrimmages. Camp meets three hours per day. ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

DATE

DAY

TIME

July 18–July 22

M–F

9 am–noon

5x

$147

$157

July 18–July 22

M–F

1–4 pm

5x

$147

$157

Instructor: Challenger Sports Staff Location: Ocean View Park Min: 6; Max: 20

Challenger Sports: British Soccer Camps

British Soccer: Full Day Camp

AGE S 3 – 1 8

Challenger Sports British Soccer Camps provide young players with the rare opportunity to receive high-level coaching from a team of British experts in the heart of their own community. Each camp offers age and ability specific programs to cater to all children through its comprehensive curriculum. For more information visit www.challengersports.com.

AGE S 1 0 - 1 8

DATE

DAY

TIME

H O S T A C O ACH !

July 18–July 22

M–F

9 am–4 pm

A truly memorable experience! Host a coach for the week of camp and you and your family will not only receive a cultural insight into international life but also an $80 rebate.

A more advanced camp for serious players. Elite camps focus on game-related techniques, tactical development and coached match play. Camp meets for six hours per day and players should bring a lunch and water with them to camp. ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

5x

$209

NONRES.

$219

Instructor: Challenger Sports Staff Location: Ocean View Park, 900 Buchanan, Albany Min: 6; Max: 20

British Soccer: First Kicks AGE S 3 – 5

A fun introduction to the basic elements of the game. Small coaching groups, lots of running, kicking, laughing and new friends. Camp meets one hour per day. ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

DATE

DAY

July 18–July 22

M–F

9–10 am

5x

$78

July 18–July 22

M–F

10–11 am

5x

$78

$88

July 18–July 22

M–F

11 am–noon

5x

$78

$88

July 18–July 22

M–F

1–2 pm

5x

$78

$88

July 18–July 22

M–F

2–3 pm

5x

$78

$88

July 18–July 22

M–F

3–4 pm

5x

$78

$88

TIME

$88

Instructor: Challenger Sports Staff Location: Ocean View Park Min: 8; Max: 24

NONRES.

$137

Instructor: Skyhawks Staff Location: Memorial Park, 1331 Portland Ave. Min: 15; Max: 36

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Tennis Camps for Tweens & Teens

Sports

Camps are geared toward developing the young tennis player who needs to learn or improve their basic strokes and strategy. Focus is on learning, fitness, and competition in a fun environment. Instructor will break-down participants to groups based on their skills/experience. Bring one unopened can of tennis balls. Student to Coach ration is 8:1. t w e e ns c a m p : AGE S 6 – 1 1 DATE

DAY

TIME

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

June 13–June 17 M–F

9:30–noon

5x

$110

June 20–June 24 M–F

9:30–noon

5x

$110

$120

Ages 3–5.5

June 27–July 1

9:30–noon

5x

$110

$120

This camp is designed to introduce young children to the sport of gymnastics. Children will learn beginning gymnastics and tumbling skills, working on bars, low balance beams, mini-trampolines, vaulting blocks and barrels and incline mates. Each day your child will also participate in many other group activities including ball games, music activities, and parachute and relay and circuit races. Students will be introduced to strength and flexibility exercises with fun and challenging games. During the child's rest time, they will explore a variety of craft projects and other hands on activities. Note: One week pre-registration prior to camp start date required.

July 5–July 8

Gymnastics & More

DATE

DAY

Aug 15–Aug 19

M–F 9:30 am–12:30 pm

TIME

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

5x

$177

NONRES.

$187

Instructor: California Gymnastic Services Location: Albany Community Center, Hall Min: 6; Max: 14

Tiny Tots Tennis Have your child start playing the truly international and exciting sport of tennis, utilizing the latest United States Tennis Association approved QuickStart approach. Students use a combination of movement exercises, drills and games to learn the basics of tennis. All equipment is provided. DAY

June 13–June 17 M–F

TIME

9–10 am

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

5x

$72

NONRES.

$82

June 20–June 24 M–F

9–10 am

5x

$72

$82

June 27–July 1

9–10 am

5x

$72

$82

M–F

July 5–July 8

T–F

9–10 am

4x

$58

$68

July 11–July 15

M–F

9–10 am

5x

$72

$82

July 18–July 22

M–F

9–10 am

5x

$72

$82

July 25–July 29

M–F

9–10 am

5x

$72

$82

Aug 1–Aug 5

M–F

9–10 am

5x

$72

$82

Aug 8–Aug 12

M–F

9–10 am

5x

$72

$82

Aug 15–Aug 19

M–F

9–10 am

5x

$72

$82

Instructor: Peter Benko, USPTA & Staff Location: Ocean View Park Tennis Courts Min: 6; Max: 15

Tue–Fri

9:30–noon

4x

$93

$103

July 11–July 15

M–F

9:30–noon

5x

$110

$120

July 18–July 22

M–F

9:30–noon

5x

$110

$120

July 25–July 29

M–F

9:30–noon

5x

$110

$120

Aug 1–Aug 5

M–F

9:30–noon

5x

$110

$120

Aug 8–Aug 12

M–F

9:30–noon

5x

$110

$120

Aug 15–Aug 19

M–F

9:30–noon

5x

$110

$120

t e e ns c a m p : AGE S 1 2 – 1 6 DATE

DAY

TIME

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

June 13–June 17 M–F

1–3 pm

5x

$110

June 20–June 24 M–F

1–3 pm

5x

$110

$120

June 27–July 1

M–F

1–3 pm

5x

$110

$120

July 5–July 8

$120

Tue–Fri

1–3 pm

4x

$93

$103

July 11–July 15

M–F

1–3 pm

5x

$110

$120

July 18–July 22

M–F

1–3 pm

5x

$110

$120

July 25–July 29

M–F

1–3 pm

5x

$110

$120

Aug 1–Aug 5

M–F

1–3 pm

5x

$110

$120

Aug 8–Aug 12

M–F

1–3 pm

5x

$110

$120

Aug 15–Aug 19

M–F

1–3 pm

5x

$110

$120

Instructor: John Fry & Staff Location: Memorial Park Tennis Courts

Ages 4–6

DATE

M–F

$120

Min: 4; Max: 16

Youth Fencing Camp Girls’ Softball Camp

Ages 8–1 1

This camp is tailored to introduce the sport of fencing to children. No experience is required. Activities include technical and tactical drills, footwork and fun, fencing games. All equipment is provided. Please pack a lunch and healthy snack, wear long, comfortable pants, and bring a full water bottle. Extended care may be arranged. DATE

DAY

TIME

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

June 20–June 24 M–F

9 am–3 pm

5x

$315

$325

July 18–July 22

M–F

9 am–3 pm

5x

$315

$325

July 25–July 29

M–F

9 am–3 pm

5x

$315

$325

Aug 1–Aug 5

M–F

9 am–3 pm

5x

$315

$325

Aug 8–Aug 12

M–F

9 am–3 pm

5x

$315

$325

Instructor: Karen Ladenheim-Martos, (510) 528-5110 Location: Sport Fencing Center, 5221 Central Avenue #9, Richmond (Off-site) Min: 3; Max: 20

Ages 8–13

For girls who love playing softball or want to learn how to play, these one week camps will focus on conditioning and drills each morning and scrimmages and games after lunch. Beginners will receive personal instruction in all fundamentals of the game. Advanced players will learn new drills to strengthen their performance. Campers should supply their own glove and cleats-all other equipment will be provided. Coach Mike Hersh who has been coaching girls’ softball in Albany/Berkeley for 7 years will run this camp. DATE

DAY

TIME

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

June 27–July 1

M–F

9 am–3 pm

5x

$260

$270

July 11–July 15

M–F

9 am–3 pm

5x

$260

$270

Aug 15–Aug 19

M–F

9 am–3 pm

5x

$260

$270

Instructor: Mike Hersh Location: Ocean View Park, 900 Buchanan, Albany Min: 10; Max: 20

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PAGE

10–11 am

4–6

Tween Tennis

10 am–noon

Teen Tennis

CAMP

TIME

18

Tots Tennis

7–11

18

1–3 pm

12–18

Art Intensive Camp

1:30–4 pm

Writing Lab

Week 8: AUGUST 1–5 AGES

PAGE

CAMP

TIME

10–11 am

4–6

18

Tots Tennis

10–11 am

4–6

18

Tween Tennis

10 am–noon

7–11

18

Tween Tennis

10 am–noon

7–11

18

18

Teen Tennis

1–3 pm

12–18

18

Teen Tennis

1–3 pm

12–18

18

7–14

13

Softball for Girls

9 am–3 pm

7–12

18

Chess Camp (M–Th)

10 am–3 pm

6–12

13

9 am–noon/1–4 pm

8–12

12

12

Skyhawks Soccer

9 am–12 noon

6–12

16

My Frist Lab: Preschool

9 am–noon

3.5– 5.5

14

13

Art Intensive Camp

1:30–4 pm

7–14

13

Journey Into Outer Space

13

15

17

8–12

6–10

Skyhawks Flag Football

9 am–noon

1–4 pm

Stop Motion Animation

Mini-Hawks MultiSports

1-4 pm

5–7

12

4–7

16

Week 6: JULY 18–22

Animation for Kids

9 am–noon

Fencing Camp

9 am–3 pm

8–11

18

Concert Band

9 am–12:30 pm

10-14

11

Strings for Young Beginners

9:30–10:20 am

5.5–8

11

Strings for Beginners Plus Junior String Orchestra

10:30–11:20 am 11:30 am–12:20 pm

9–14 10–16

11 11

Week 2: JUNE 20–24

Cooking Camp Ureka! Science

9:30 am–noon 12:30–3:30 pm 9 am–noon

Tots Tennis

10–11 am

Tween Tennis Teen Tennis

7–12 7–10 6–12

4–6

18

10 am–noon

7–11

18

1–3 pm

12–18

18

Fencing Camp

9 am–3 pm

8–11

18

British Soccer First Kicks

Varies

3–5

17

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Week 9: AUGUST 8–12 Tots Tennis

10–11 am

4–6

18

Tween Tennis

10 am–noon

7–11

18

Teen Tennis

1–3 pm

12–18

18

Art Intensive Camp

1:30–4 pm

7–14

13

Pre-Engineering

9 am–noon

5–6

14

Junkyard Challenge

1–4 pm

7–12

14

British Soccer 1/2 Day

9 am–noon/1–4 pm

6–16

17

British Soccer Full Day

9 am–4 pm

10–18

17

Mini-Hawks MultiSports

9 am–noon

4–7

16

Pre-Engineering

9 am–noon

5–6

14

Bash Em’Bots

1–4 pm

7–12

14

Skyhawks Track & Field

9 am–noon

6–12

17

My First Lab

9 am–noon

3.5–5.5

14

Cake Decoration

2–5 pm

14–18

12

10 am–3 pm

6–12

13

Tots Tennis

10–11 am

4–6

18

Tween Tennis

10 am–noon

7–11

18

Teen Tennis

1–3 pm

12–18

18

Fencing Camp

9 am–3 pm

8–11

18

Writing Lab

9 am–noon/1–4 pm

8–12

12

Cooking Camp

9:30 am–noon

7–12

12

Mad Machines & Robots

1–4 pm

8–11

15

Chess Camp for Youth (M–Th)

Pre-Engineering

9 am–noon

5–6

14

Cake Decoration

2–5 pm

14–18

12

Week 10: AUGUST 1 5–19

Engineering FUNdamentals

1–4 pm

7–12

14

Week 7: JULY 25–JULY 29

Tots Tennis

10–11 am

4–6

18

4–6

18

Tween Tennis

10 am–noon

7–11

18

Skyhawks Basketball

9 am–1 pm

6–12

16

Inventors Laboratory

9 am–noon

7–10

15

Week 3: JUNE 27–JULY 1 Tots Tennis

10–11 am

4–6

18

Tween Tennis

10 am–noon

7–11

18

Teen Tennis

1–3 pm

12–18

18

Softball for Girls

9 am–3 pm

7–12

18

Art Intensive Camp

1:30–4 pm

7–14

Writing Lab

9 am–noon/1–4 pm

Anatomy Academy

9 am–noon

Future Geniuses

9 am–noon

Tots Tennis

10–11 am

Tween Tennis

10 am–noon

7–11

18

Teen Tennis

1–3 pm

12–18

18

Teen Tennis

1–3 pm

12–18

18

Gymnastics and More

9:30 am–12:30 pm

3–5.5

18

Fencing Camp

9 am–3 pm

8–11

18

Kids’ Carpentry

9:30–11 am

5–12

13

Chess Camp for Youth (M-Th)

10am–3 pm

6–12

13

Kids’ Carpentry

11 am–12:30 pm

5–12

13

Cooking Camp

9:30 am–noon

7–12

12

Softball for Girls

9 am–3 pm

7-12

18

Art Intensive Camp

1:30–4 pm

7–14

13

Kids’ Carpentry

12:30–2 pm

5–12

13

13

Mini Hawk Multi Sports

9 am–noon

4–7

16

8–12

12

Skyhawks Baseball

9 am–noon

5–12

16

6-10

15

Digital Film Making

8:30–11:30 am

8–12

12

3.5– 5.5

15

Freshi Game Design

12:30–3:30 pm

8–12

13

Ureka! Science

9 am–noon

7–10

13

Cake Decoration

2–5 pm

14–18

12

Journalism for Kids

12:45–3 pm

9–13

13

Secret Agent Lab

1–4 pm

6-10

15

Skyhawks Golf

9 am–noon

5–8

16

Jazz Camp

9 am–12:30 pm

11–15

11

Week 4: JULY 5–8 Tots Tennis

10–11 am

4–6

18

Tween Tennis

10 am–noon

7–11

18

Teen Tennis

1–3 pm

12–18

18

Writing Lab

9 am–noon/1–4 pm

8–12

12

Expedition Science

9 am–noon

6–10

15

Crazy Chemistry

1–4 pm

6–10

15

Pre-Engineering

9 am–noon

5–6

14

Engineering FUNdamentals

1–4 pm

7–12

14

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camp Planner

Week 1: JUNE 13–17


Friendship Club

HE FRIENDSHIP CLUB is the City of Albany’s after-school recreation program for children grades 1–5 attending Albany schools (Marin, Cornell and Ocean View). The program provides a well-supervised environment for children to make friends, enhance self-esteem and develop social skills. Friendship Club offers a variety of activities from outdoor/indoor games of a non-competitive nature, age appropriate arts and crafts, arcade and video games, afternoon snack as well as a daily homework period. The program fosters an atmosphere that allows children to be entertained in a safe after-school setting. Program hours are 1:30 pm to 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday, with a capacity of 55 students. A minimum attendance of three days per week is required; morning care and drop-in service are not available.

Friendship Club Fees Fees include daily transportation from Albany elementary schools to Friendship Club. An initial deposit of $150 is required at the time of registration for new students, $50 of which is a non-refundable processing fee and the remaining $100 is applied toward the first month of tuition (with the balance billed later). A $10 monthly fee will be added for non-Albany residents. Please note: If your child attends our program on Wednesdays a $15 fee will be added to your monthly bill.

Fall Enrollment Open enrollment period for the 2011–12 Fall Program begins July 1, 2011. Pick-up enrollment packets and pay fees at the Friendship Club, M–F, 4–6 pm or call Brad for an appointment. Spaces fill quickly! 3 days/week 4 days/week 5 days/week

1:30–6 pm $262/month $334/month $408/month

3–6 pm $187/month $235/month $283/month

Friendship Club Brad Griffith, Recreation Supervisor 900 Buchanan Street (Ocean View Park) (510) 559-7220

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It is a relief for a working parent to have such a high quality after school program in Albany as Friendship Club. —Katie Karaca We love the caring attitude of all the staff. Friendship Club is the most fun for our daughter—she has made friends of all ages and loves going to Friendship Club every day. —Freyja Knapp The words “Friendship Club” put a big smile on my son’s face throughout the year. —June McDaniels

Spring CAMP 2011 April 11–15 • Mon–Fri • 8 am–6 pm Weekly fee: $178 Albany residents; $188 non-residents Children ages 6–12 (grades 1–5) A fun way to spend spring break! Trips to Albany Bowl, Chabot Space and Science Center, Aquatic Park & Jelly Belly Factory *Full-week service only. Drop-in service not available. Scheduled trips are subject to change. 10-child minimum.

Summer CAMP 2011 Children ages 6–12 (grades 1–5) • Mon–Fri • 8 am–6 pm Weekly fee: $200 for Albany residents; $210 non-residents June 20–24

Wild Space!

Chabot Space Center/Oakland Zoo

June 27–July 1 The Pixie-Fairy is HERE!

Fairyland/Pixie Playland

July 5–8**

Outdoor, Creamy-Dream! Tilden Park/Ice Cream at Baskin Robbins

July 11–15

Travelin’ & Seein’ Stuff!

Lindsay Museum/Ardenwood

July 18–22

Under the Boardwalk

Playland Not at the Beach/Dominos Pizza

July 25–29

Pump up the SKY!

Pump it up!/Sky High!

August 1–5

Sugar High!

Jelly Belly Factory/Lawrence Hall of Science

August 8–12

Explosive Cinema

Day at the Movies/Boomers

August 15–19

Jungle Boogie

The Jungle/Scandia

**Camp closed on July 4, reduced fee for that week $150 Albany residents/$160 non-residents. Trips are scheduled for Tuesdays & Thursdays. Morning and afternoon snacks provided. For more information about the camp please contact Brad Griffith at (510) 559–7220. To register, please contact the Albany Recreation and Community Services Department at (510) 524–9283. Camps fill-up fast. Call today!

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teen center

T c e n t e r

HE CITY OF ALBANY TEEN CENTER provides a comprehensive range of social, recreational and educational programs in a safe place for t(w)eens throughout the school year. Teen Center staff balance members’ need to decompress after the long school day with a keen understanding that the fun happens after the homework is done. Teen Center staff and AMS members meet at the SE corner of Brighton and Masonic every day after school and walk to the Teen Center: Mon, Tue, Thur, and Fri (3:10 pm) Wed (2:10 pm). Van pickup and transportation are provided on rainy days. Upon arrival at the Teen Center, members can have a snack, hang out for a bit and then start their homework. Quiet and focused homework time is offered Monday–Thursday. Teen Center staff, community volunteers and CITs provide homework assistance and tutoring. A calendar full of additional fun activities is provided each month. The after-school program is open until 6 pm Monday–Friday. All in-service and early dismissal days are included in Teen Center membership. Holiday programs, non-school days and field trips may be scheduled for an additional fee.

Teen Center Staff Teen Center programs are under the direction and supervision of professional City of Albany staff with extensive experience. Program leaders are mature, creative adults selected based on their sensitivity and abilities in relating to teens. Staff undergoes training that covers safety, child development, age-appropriate activities and conflict resolution. Staff is also screened through fingerprinting and undergoes background and reference checks.

Fall session August 24, 2011–January 20, 2012 $395 Albany resident; $405 non-resident 25% discount for additional siblings

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Register for the entire school-year and save 20% August 24, 2011–June 8, 2012 $1,145 Albany residents; $1,155 non-residents (Winter, Mid-Winter & Spring Break camps included)

Special Deals Pay Monthly Option: $125 per month Albany residents; $135 per month non-residents (Additional fees apply for holiday or in-service days) Drop-In: A one-time $75 registration fee good for entire 2011–12 school-year (August–June). $20 per day, 3–6 pm; $50 per day 9 am–6 pm, select holiday programs or in-service days

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Jeremy Allen, Youth Services Manager 1331 Portland Avenue (Memorial Park) www.albanyca.org/teencenter (510) 525-0576 jeallen@albanyca.org


Spring Break April 11–15, 2011 • Monday–Friday, 9 am–6 pm $150 Albany residents; $160 non-residents $40 drop-in fee (must reserve days in advance)

Spring break is super fun at the Albany Teen Center! Play pool, air hockey, foosball, video games, music, and eat delicious healthy food. Enjoy trips to AMC movies, Albany Bowl and Boomers Entertainment Center…what are you waiting for? Register today!

Teen Nights Ages 11–15, $3 members/$5 non-members 2nd and 4th Fridays, monthly, 6–9 pm Imagine a kid’s best party activities all under one roof supervised by responsible adults and no mess to clean up. Live DJ’s provide the soundtrack to big screen video games, contests with prizes, game nights and a delicious dinner and dessert. Play pool, foosball or air hockey, watch movies and chat on our computers. Teens can have a blast with their friends and parents can have some time to themselves on a Friday night.

Summer CIT Program 9th-10th Graders $50 resident/$60 non-resident per week $420 resident/$480 non-resident 8-weeks

Learn the basics of youth based recreation at the summer Teen Center program and acquire valuable job skills. Teen Center staff provides direct supervision and training including topics such as safety, conflict resolution, positive discipline, communication skills, and tricks for leading successful, fun activities. Acceptance into the CIT program is contingent on staff approval and available space. CITs will enjoy themselves, but this is not intended to be a teen camp.

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Summer CAMP 2011 Ages 11–15 • Mon–Fri • 9 am–6 pm Weekly fee: $175 for Albany residents; $185 non-residents Drop-in rate $40 per day (must reserve days in advance)

Teen Center summer camps provide an opportunity for t(w)eens to develop character, make friends, discover new interests and have a lot of fun in a safe, supportive environment. In addition to the exciting trips each week, Teen Center staff lead games, teach arts & crafts activities, conduct cooking workshops and play, play, play! After what seems like a long school year, a Teen Center summer is just what the doctor ordered! June 20–24

Wild & Crazy Adventures

June 27–July 1 Explore Your Creative Side

Six Flags & East Bay Vivarium Brushstrokes & Iron Chef

July 5–8*

Excitement & Enlightenment AMC Movie/Bay Street, TC Sleepover, Albany Bowl

July 11–15

Wacky Water Week

Water World & Fairfield Aquatic Center

July 18–22

Zoom! Here We Go

QZAR Lasertag & Roller Skating

July 25–29

Summer Sol

Santa Cruz Boardwalk & Boomers

August 1–5

Take it to the Extreme

Sky High Sports & I-Max Movie

August 8–12

The Great Outdoors

Great America & Codornices Park

*Camp closed on July 4. Reduced fee for that week: $140 Albany residents/$150 non-residents. Trips are scheduled for Wednesdays & Fridays. Please send child with lunch and snacks. For more information about Teen Center Summer Programs please contact Jeremy Allen, City of Albany Youth Services Manager at (510) 559–7220. To register, please contact the Albany Recreation and Community Services Department at (510) 524–9283. Camps fill-up fast. Call today! **Early registration and multi-week discounts cannot be combined.

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Our party at the Teen Center was fantastic! The staff was helpful and the facility and the activities were superb. —Maria G.


adults

Positive Parenting Programs

Special Interest

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Positive parenting is a pro-active approach that teaches respect, responsibility and appropriate behaviors, which prevent risky behaviors and painful dramas, and improve quality of life for families. Nonpunitive discipline holds children accountable with kindness and firmness. This class is open to parents with children from birth through middle school, including: expecting, foster, adoptive parents, grandparents, nannies and child-care providers. Louise Hart has an Ed.D. in the prevention-based field of Community Psychology. A thought leader in positive parenting, she has spoken to over 400 audiences. She is author of The Winning Family, and On the Wings of Self-Esteem, and publisher of two international children’s books—Liking Myself and The Mouse, the Monster and Me. A second parent/caregiver may register with you for an additional $25. No additional charge for a third person (caregiver). Babysitting will be available to children that are signed up at registration. $2 material fee payable to instructor. S h a p e G r e at K i d s w i t h P os i t i v e Pa r e n t i n g

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Propagation (Plants Only) with Albany’s Master Arborist

May 19

Thur

6:30–8:30 pm

DATE

DAY

May 26 Thur

DATE

DAY

Aug 2–Aug 23

Tue

TIME

5:30–7 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

4x

FREE

The Urban Food Gardener Series

NE W

TIME

11:30 am–1 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

4x

$85

TIME

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

6:30–8:30 pm

1x

$37

NONRES.

$47

Ho w P a r e n t s c a n P r e v e n t a n d C u r b B u l ly i n g DATE

DAY

TIME

Aug 25

Thur

6:30–8:30 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

1x

$37

NONRES.

$47

Min: 10; Max: 40

Does spring weather make you want to get out in nature and plant a garden, but you are not sure where to begin? This series of four comprehensive hands on classes will guide you through the gardening basics: garden design/site placement; starting seeds and seedlings; soil, water and compost nourishment; integrated pest and plant disease management.

Sat

$47

FREE

A d u lt

DAY

$37

NONRES.

Min: 2; Max: 30

May 7–June 4*

1x

NONRES.

Instructor: Dr. Louise Hart, www.upliftprograms.com Location: Albany Community Center, EOC (Babysitting will be in Edith Stone Room)

Instructor: Tony Wolcot, City of Albany's Master Arborist Location: Albany Senior Center, South Room

DATE

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

W e l l- B e i n g i n C h i l d r e n

A four part series including such spicy topics as ‘sexual propagation’, ‘asexual propagation’, tissue culture, cloning, hybridizing, genetic engineering, dividing, soil layering, air layering, grafting and other sordid topics.

NONRES.

$95

Instructor: Jackie Hermes-Fletcher & Delia Carroll Location: Ocean View Park, Community Garden and Friendship Club Room

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Ho w t o D e v e l op E m o t i on a l

A d u lt

Min: 10; Max: 20

DAY

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Holistic Self-Healing with Ayurveda A d u lt

Explore the practice of holistic living and learn how diet, lifestyle, environment and stress affect your overall health and wellness. Increase your vitality, longevity and wellbeing by acquiring effective tools and practical knowledge for self-care and prevention. This course includes appropriate diet for your body type, daily routine, self-massage, stress reduction, herbal remedies and more (depending on participants interests). DATE

DAY

TIME

July 14–Aug 18

Thur

6:30–8:30 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

6x

$134

NONRES.

$144

Instructor: Elke Savala, Holistic Ayurvedic Practitioner Location: Albany Community Center, EOC Min: 6; Max: 15

*No class on May 28

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What change do you want to make in your life? It could be something big like changing careers, or something important like finding more balance in your life, or feeding your soul by doing something creative. Do you find yourself thinking about it, getting distracted by the never-ending demands on your time, and putting it off? Six months later, do you find yourself in the same place? To reach a goal requires that you take whatever the Next Step is that will get you one step closer to your goal. Once completed, you take another Next Step. The cumulative effect of taking next steps is reaching your goal! Learn the principles of how to make any change in your life with Next Steps. Create action steps that are achievable, get unstuck, generate and maintain the momentum necessary to reach your goal, use setbacks to advance your progress, and use a system of accountability to speed up your progress. DATE

DAY

TIME

May 2–June 6*

Mon

6:30–8 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

5x

$77

NONRES.

$87

Instructor: Laureen Asato Location: Albany Community Center, EOC Min: 5; Max: 10

*No class on May 30

Recreational Dog Agility A g e s 1 6 – A d u lt

Enjoy a six-week introduction to the sport of Dog Agility. You and your dog will learn to execute jumps, tunnels and contact equipment with style and safety. Build a strong training foundation and improve overall control over your dog. Your dog’s confidence and reliability will blossom. Dogs must be at least 10 months of age and have good basic obedience skills. Students will set-up and take-down equipment as needed at the beginning and end of each day’s session.

Wine & Words

A g e s 1 6 – A d u lt

A d u lt

Experience the joy of handling your dog smoothly and efficiently through more challenging agility courses. Learn competition handling techniques and build teamwork with your dog. Students will set-up and take-down equipment as needed at the beginning and end of each day’s session. Prerequisite: Beginning Agility Class (anywhere) and Safe Obstacle Execution.

Get your creative juices flowing as we explore creative writing and wine in a relaxed, supportive setting. Inspiration sparking exercises and prompts will be provided to help you find or make better friends with your muse. And never fear, though we might judge the wine, we will never judge you. Wine tasting will be informative, but not snobby and time for mingling and free writing will be provided. So sharpen your pencils/charge up your lap tops and join us for prolific good times. Must be at least 21 years old.

DATE

DAY

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

TIME

Sat 10:45 am–12:15 pm 6x

$59

$69

July 16–Aug 20

Sat 10:45 am–12:15 pm 6x

$59

$69

Instructor: Nancy Frensley, CAP2, CPDT www.finessedogtraining.com Location: Memorial Park, 1325 Portland Ave.

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May 1–May 22

Sun

3:30–5 pm

4x

$89

$99

June 19–July 17* Sun

3:30–5 pm

4x

$89

$99

TIME

*No class on July 3

Indian Vegetarian Cooking

Enhance your enjoyment of playing with your kids by (re)discovering and deepening your own sense of play. Have fun exploring play with other parents, while learning practical hands-on ideas you can use with your family. The class will incorporate improvisation and storytelling techniques and explore how to use them with children of all ages. Each week will involve new games and activities. Shy people are welcome. ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

DATE

DAY

TIME

June 15–July 6

Wed

7–9:30 pm

4x

$82

$92

June 15

Wed

7–9:30 pm

1x

$27

$37

June 22

Wed

7–9:30 pm

1x

$27

$37

June 29

Wed

7–9:30 pm

1x

$27

$37

July 6

Wed

7–9:30 pm

1x

$27

$37

Instructor: Susan Snyder, susan@un-scripted.com, www.improvamama.com Location: Albany Community Center, EOC

TIME

6x

$59

$69

Cake Decoration & Sugar Flowering Making

July 16–Aug 20

Sat

9–10:30 am

6x

$59

$69

A d u lt

In these 3-hour workshops, students will be shown how to prepare mouth-watering vegetarian dishes from the cuisines of India. At the end of the class, students can enjoy a multi-course meal. $7 material fee paid to the instructor. Note: 1-week pre-registration required. Session 1: Green (cilantro) rice pulav; alloo tikki (potato cultlet); moong dhall (cooked lentil) with squash Session 2: Poha (flattened rice) with potatoes, onions and spices; mint-cilantro-raisin chutney; coconut milk and vegetables soup DATE

DAY

TIME

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

May 7

Sat

10 am–1 pm

1x

$35

$45

July 9

Sat

10 am–1 pm

1x

$35

$45

Min: 5; Max: 15

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A d u lt

Instructor: Viji Sundaram, vijiyoga@hotmail.com Location: Albany Community Center, Kitchen

Min: 4; Max: 16

Sat

Min: 3; Max: 10

NONRES.

DAY

Min: 5; Max: 16

A d u lt

DAY

Instructor: Nancy Frensley, CAP2, CPDT www.finessedogtraining.com Location: Memorial Park, 1325 Portland Ave.

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

DATE

Instructor: Heather Robinson Location: Albany Community Center, Rooms 1 & 2

Min: 3; Max: 10

May 14–June 18

NONRES.

NONRES.

May 14–June 18

DATE

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

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Intermediate Dog Agility

Want to decorate your own cake? There really is no secret to it than having a skill. Practice and patience is the key. The students’ creativity and techniques will be enhanced. Material fee: $20 paid to instructor on first day of class. Note: One week pre-registration prior to class start day is required. ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

DATE

DAY

TIME

June 4–July 16*

Sat

10 am–1 pm

5x

$102

$112

July 23–Aug 20

Sat

10 am–1 pm

5x

$102

$112

Instructor: Linda Calixto, (510) 525-4552 Location: Albany Community Center, Staff Lounge Min: 5; Max: 8

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*No class on June 11 & July 2

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adults

Making Next Steps Work for You


a d u l t sL e a g u e s Adult team sports are a great way to make friends, get some exercise and have a good time! Many of our participants say it’s their favorite night of the week. Call or email today to get on the contact list for future league information. Leagues fill up quickly, so make sure you register early. For more information contact Heather Robinson, Adult Sports Coordinator hrobinson@albanyca.org (510) 559-7216

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adult co-ed kickball

men’s & co-ed softball

Kick, run, score! As much fun as you remember, but without that pesky recess bell, adult co-ed kickball is sweeping the nation. Join the action on Thursday nights as teams clash in epic battles complete with high flying balls, base running zaniness and tons of laughs. Summer league begins in June. Team Fee $475, due by May 26.

Played by over 40 million American every year, softball is the most popular participant sport in the country. Our Men’s League plays on Monday nights, Company Co-ed Recreational teams play on Tuesday evenings and our Co-ed League meets on Friday nights. All games are played at the recently renovated Ocean View Park. We provide two umpires, score keeping and new game balls. Start forming a team now to get in on the fun! Summer leagues will begin in June. Team fee $575, due by May 23.

adult co-ed 5-aside soccer

Live your World Cup fantasies every Wednesday night on the field at Ocean View Park. 5-Aside soccer is played on a half-sized field with four foot goals and 5 players on the field for each team. The game is great for beginners looking to master the fundamentals, returning players who want to play their way back into soccer shape and veterans looking for a new challenge. In the winter we take this league indoors at Albany Middle School Summer league to begins in June. Team fee $375, due by May 25.

City of Albany

Mondays: Men’s Tuesdays: Co-ed Recreational (Companies) Friday: Co-ed

recreation & community services 510 524-9283


wooden tennis racquet association Wood is good! Playing with a wooden racket takes patience, skill, and a sense of humor (while you get used to the itty-bitty sweet spot). Without the overwhelming power delivered by modern equipment it’s a whole new ball game. Besides, being good ol’ fashioned fun, using a wooden racquet also promotes longer, more satisfying rallies and a wider assortment of shots. If you’re interested in taking part in a woody tournament or one of our dropin games, add your name to our tennis contact list today. You are welcome to borrow one of our loaner racquets if you don’t have you own. All levels welcome and white pants and long dresses not required! For more information: Heather Robinson, Adult Sports Coordinator, hrobinson@albanyca.org (510) 559-7216

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Intro to Fly Fishing a g e S 1 0 – a d u lt

This class is for anyone interested in learning the basics of fly-fishing. Geared specifically for the beginning angler with step-by-step instructions on the techniques and equipment you will need to get started with this enjoyable hobby. We will start at Fish First and then practice casting at Ocean View Park. Participants will need hat, sunscreen and layered clothing. An instructional booklet is provided for each student. ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

If you have always wanted to give soccer a try, this is the opportunity you have been waiting for! Each session will introduce basic fundamentals such as passing, dribbling and shooting, followed by drills allowing you to practice what you’ve learned. We will finish up with casual games to give you a taste of some real soccer action. The atmosphere will be relaxed with an emphasis on learning, fun and good sports-womanship (the more high-fives the better!). All playing levels are welcome and total beginners are especially encouraged to participate. Linda McPheron has 20+ years experience coaching players of all levels. Drop-in Fee: $20 paid to City of Albany prior to class start date. DATE

DAY

TIME

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NONRES.

June 4–June 25

Sat

9–11 am

4x

$50

$60

July 2–July 23

Sat

9–11 am

4x

$50

$60

Instructor: Linda McPheron Location: Memorial Park (June); Ocean View Park (July) Min: 6; Max: 20

NONRES.

DATE

DAY

TIME

May 14

Sat

9 am–1 pm

1x

$50

June 11

Sat

9 am–1 pm

1x

$50

$60

July 9

Sat

9 am–1 pm

1x

$50

$60

Aug 13

Sat

9 am–1 pm

1x

$50

$60

$60

Instructor: Fish First Staff Location: Fish First, 1404 Solano Ave. & Ocean View Park

Pick-up Tennis, anyone?

Min: 4; Max: 10

Do you want to play tennis but need someone to play with? Just send us your name, phone number, email address, playing level, and preferred day(s) to play on. We will send you our current list of tennis players so you can set up matches at Albany’s Memorial Park, Ocean View Park, or Terrace Park. To reserve a court please call (510) 5249283 or visit the Albany Community Center at 1249 Marin Avenue. Heather Robinson Albany Adult Sports Coordinator hrobinson@albanyca.org (510) 559-7216

Sports

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Tennis: Private and Group Instruction ageS all

Lessons are taught by our USPTA certified instructor, John Fry. Offered on a year-round basis, they are tailored to the students needs. Clinics and workouts for league teams or tournament players are also available. Times and locations are arranged with the instructor upon completing registration. Sign-up for the 5-session package and save. No refunds for the 5-session package. PRIVATE/GROUP

TIME

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

Private

1/2 hr

1x

$30

$40

Private

1 hr

1x

$55

$65

Semi-Private

1 hr

1x

$27

$37

Group (Min 3)

1 hr

1x

$20

$30

Group (Min 4)

1 hr

1x

$16

$26

5-Session Package

1 hr

5x

$250

$300

Instructor: John Fry and staff Location: Memorial Park, Ocean View or Terrace Park Tennis Courts Min: 4; Max: varies

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Mini Soccer Camps for Women


adults

Fitness & Martial Arts Postnatal Yoga

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Postnatal is taught by an experienced Yoga teacher and mother. This class will help new Moms gain core strength, flexibility and support through postures, breathing exercises and relaxation. It is oriented to the special needs of new mothers. Babies of precrawling age are welcome to this class. ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

DATE

DAY

May 10–June 14

Tue 11:15 am–12:30 pm 6x

$77

$87

July 5–July 26

Tue 11:15 am–12:30 pm 4x

$52

$62

TIME

Instructor: Melanie Green Location: Albany Community Center, Rooms 1 & 2 Min: 8; Max: 15

User Friendly Pilates: Get Stronger Without Getting Hurt

Beginning Yoga

A g e s 1 4 – a d u lt

Yoga is the study and integration of the body, mind and breath to achieve greater health and vitality. Through a series of physical postures, deep breathing, relaxation and mental concentration, students will learn how to reduce stress, feel more energized and enhance the overall quality of their lives.

A g e s 1 3 – a d u lt

This class is for anyone who wants an introduction to Pilates and for those who want to get stronger without getting hurt. Your core muscles protect your spine and prepare you for strenuous activities. Developing core strength involves engaging your deepest abdominal, lumbar and pelvic floor muscles. Instructor presents an intelligent, less stressful way of learning Pilates and has 17-years experience specializing in movement education and injury prevention. He is a Certified Pilates Instructor and Feldenkrais® Practitioner with an extensive background as a professional dancer. Mats provided. ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

DATE

DAY

TIME

May 11–June 29

Wed

5:45–6:45 pm

8x

$102

$112

July 6–Aug 24

Wed

5:45–6:45 pm

8x

$102

$112

Instructor: Ernie Adams, (510) 619-9223, www.bodyinaction.com Location: Albany Community Center, Hall Min: 8; Max: 30

Intermediate Pilates

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A g e s 1 4 – a d u lt

This class is about developing core strength and building endurance. It is faster paced and more challenging than beginning level classes. We will work with perfecting form, discovering the rhythm and flow of each exercise, and practicing smooth transitions between one exercise and the next. We will also use Foam Rollers, Pilates Mini-ball and Therabands. Some experience in Pilates or Yoga is encouraged, or permission of the instructor. Instructor presents an intelligent, less stressful way of learning Pilates and has 17-years experience specializing in movement education and injury prevention. He is a Certified Pilates Instructor and Feldenkrais® Practitioner with an extensive background as a professional dancer. Mats provided. ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

DATE

DAY

TIME

May 10–June 28

Tue

7:30–8:30 pm

8x

$102

$112

July 5–Aug 23

Tue

7:30–8:30 pm

8x

$102

$112

Instructor: Ernie Adams, (510) 619-9223, www.bodyinaction.com Location: Albany Community Center, Hall Min: 8; Max: 25

DATE

DAY

TIME

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

May 2–June 27*

Mon

6:30–8 pm

8x

$99

$109

July 11–Aug 22

Mon

6:30–8 pm

7x

$87

$97

Instructor: Jennifer Sowerwine Location: Albany Community Center, Rooms 1 & 2 Min: 5; Max: 30

*No class on May 30

Gentle Yoga A g e s 1 4 – A d u lt

Learn how to relax and enjoy a body-mind synchronicity through the ancient practice of yoga. Students will learn how to do classic yoga postures in styles borrowed from several schools of Yoga. While holding the yoga poses, they will be shown how to stimulate acupressure points. The asana session will be followed by healing pranayamas (breathing techniques), meditation and guided relaxation. Instructor Viji Sundaram has been teaching yoga in India and the US for 20 years. She is a certified yoga and Acu-yoga instructor, as well as, an acupressure practitioner. DATE

DAY

May 4–June 8

TIME

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

Wed

6:30–8 pm

6x

$62

$72

June 22–July 27 Wed

6:30–8 pm

6x

$62

$72

Aug 3–Aug 24

6:30–8 pm

4x

$42

$52

Wed

Instructor: Viji Sundaram Location: Albany Community Center, Rooms 1 & 2 Min: 5; Max: 20

Tai Chi A d u lt

Originally a martial art, Tai Chi is an ancient and effective exercise that reduces stress and promotes healing. It balances the body’s energy and increases vitality. Join us for a fun and dynamic workout and learn to move with grace, balance and power. This moving meditation will leave you feeling energized, centered and relaxed. Starfire has been teaching Tai Chi in the bay area for 15 years. You may take this class once or twice a week. DATE

DAY

May 10–June 23 T/Th July 12–Aug 25

T/Th

TIME

6–7 pm 6–7 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

1x/week

$42

$52

2x/week

$84

$94

1x/week

$42

$52

2x/week

$84

$94

Instructor: Starfire Location: Albany Senior Center, Multi-Use Room Min: 6; Max: 20

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recreation & community services 510 524-9283


Beginning Shao-Lin Kung Fu

Advanced Da Yan Qi Gong

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A g e s 6 – A d u lt

A g e s 1 3 – A d u lt

Hula Hooping is making a resurgence as a respected circus practice, an exciting dance form and aerobic fitness routine for adults. Using homemade hoops that are significantly larger and heavier then children’s hoops, adults can now enjoy the rhythmic flow of this emerging art form. In this course, the class will learn foundational moves, alignment, explore movement while hooping and a plethora tricks. Transitions from one movement to another will be explored and individuals will develop their own dynamic style. No experience necessary! Students will be required to purchase their own hoop for $30 paid to instructor on the first day of class, unless they have their own hoop.

This class teaches basic martial arts techniques for beginners, including body stretching, kicking and two styles of boxing. Register for both sessions by May 5 and receive 5% off the total class price.

For those who have completed Beginning & Intermediate Da Yan Qi Gong with Charlene Leung.

DATE

DAY

TIME

May 5–June 9

Thur

7:30–8:30 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

6x

$78

$88

June 16–July 21 Thur

7:30–8:30 pm

6x

$78

$88

July 28–Aug 18

7:30–8:30 pm

4x

$52

$62

Thur

Instructor: Maria Grace Kee Location: Albany Community Center, Hall Min: 6; Max: 12

Beginning Ki-Aikido A g e s 7 – A d u lt

Shin Shin Toitsu Aikido is a martial discipline, which teaches that relaxation is stronger than tension. Our goal is to bring balance even to our opponents and problems as a solution to conflict. We use martial techniques, meditation and breathing exercises to help develop the power of mind and body. Founded by Master Koichi Tohei, who was responsible for bringing the martial art of Aikido to the world in 1953. Taught and overseen by Maida Sensei, direct student and representative of Tohei Sensei. Maida Sensei holds the rank of 7th Dan Shihan (Master Instructor) and has taught professionally since 1976. This class is suitable for Adults of any level or physical ability, and for children ages 7 and older with some experience in Aikido. Younger children and children new to Aikido are welcome if accompanied onto the mat by a parent or guardian. The first hour of class is recommended for all beginners. Continuing on to the second hour is recommended for those with more experience or who are willing to be pushed a little. DATE

DAY

TIME

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

DATE

DAY

TIME

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

May 5–June 30

Thur

4:20–5:20 pm

9x

$92

$102

July 7–Aug 25

Thur

4:20–5:20 pm

8x

$82

$92

Instructor: Henry Chang, (510) 917-1718 Location: Albany Community Center, Hall

A g e s 8 – A d u lt

The graceful movement of martial arts loved by everyone will be taught in this class. After taking the class students, will be competent in both offense and defense. New strokes will be taught in these two sessions. New students and beginners are welcome. Register for both sessions by May 5 and receive 5% off the total class price. ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

DATE

DAY

TIME

May 5–June 30

Thur

5:20–6:20 pm

9x

$92

$102

July 7–Aug 25

Thur

5:20–6:20 pm

8x

$82

$92

Mon

6–7:30 pm

8x

NONRES.

$82

$92

Instructor: Charlene Leung, M.S., Licensed Acupuncturist & Herbalist Location: Albany Senior Center, Multi-Purpose Room Min: 5; Max: 20

*No class on May 30

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Zumba is the popular fitness craze that is sweeping the world! Zumba is the most fun you will have exercising and it never feels like work! Salsa, Samba, Reggaeton, Cumbia, Merengue are just a few of the many types of Latin Rhythms we move to. No experience is necessary. We will quickly preview the moves before each song. You can be certain to get a great workout, burn lots of calories and have a blast in this Zumba class. Grab your water bottle and bring a towel. Ditch the workout, join the party, Zumba! ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

DATE

DAY

TIME

May 3–June 21

Tue

6:15–7:15 pm

8x

$82

$92

7–8 pm

6x

$62

$72

Instructor: Henry Chang, (510) 917-1718 Location: Albany Community Center, Hall

July 12–Aug 23

Tue

6:15–7:15 pm

7x

$72

$62

Min: 2; Max: 25

July 28–Aug 25

Thur

7–8 pm

5x

$52

$62

Instructor: Teresa Heath-Hickman Location: Albany Community Center, Rooms 1 & 2

Introduction to Da Yan Qi Gong

Min: 10; Max: 30

*No class on June 30

A g e s 1 3 – A d u lt

Qi Gong enhances the circulation of “Qi” (pronounced “chee”), the vital life force which can promote good health. Classes include: warm-up exercises, stretches, acupressure self-massage and meditation. Note: This class is the first-half of the Da Yan Qi Gong class and will not be learning the Da Yan Qi Gong 64 movement form. If you want to learn the 64 movement form sign-up for Beginning Da Yan Qi Gong. DATE

DAY

TIME

May 2–June 27*

Mon

6–6:45 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

8x

$62

NONRES.

$72

Instructor: Charlene Leung, M.S., Licensed Acupuncturist & Herbalist Location: Albany Senior Center, Multi-Purpose Room Min: 5; Max: 20

*No class on May 30

Sat

9–11 am

4x

$52

$62

Intermediate Da Yan Qi Gong

9–11 am

4x

$52

$62

A g e s 1 3 – A d u lt

July 2–July 30

Sat

9–11 am

5x

$52

$62

Aug 13–Aug 20

Sat

9–11 am

2x

$28

$38

For those who have completed Beginning Da Yan Qi Gong. DATE

DAY

TIME

May 2–June 27*

Mon

6–7:30 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

8x

$112

NONRES.

Teresa Hickman has been teaching aerobic classes for almost three decades. She teaches Step, Cardio Dance, Body Sculpting, Hip Hop, Senior Fitness and her personal favorite Zumba. Teresa inspires people to stay fit, at any age, by using great music and teaching fun choreography. She is very good at breaking down any complicated steps beforehand so that even beginners can learn the routines. Teresa says, "If working out were more like a party, I think everyone would want to be on the guest list. Ditch the workout, join the party– Zumba!"

$122

Instructor: Charlene Leung, M.S., Licensed Acupuncturist & Herbalist Location: Albany Senior Center, Multi-Purpose Room Min: 5; Max: 20

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May 2–June 27*

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

June 9–July 21* Thur

Sat

*Class meets at the Sr. Center on May 14 & 21

TIME

A g e s 1 3 – a d u lt

Advanced Shao-Lin Kung Fu

June 4–June 25

Min: 5; Max: 25

DAY

Zumba

Min: 2; Max: 25

May 7–May 28*

Instructor: Maida Sensei and certified staff, (510) 290-8640, kiaikido@kiaikido.org Location: Albany Community Center, Hall

DATE

Registration: FORM ON PAGE 56

*No class on May 30

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Hula Hooping


adults

Beginners Songwriting Workshop

Music & Dance

A d u lt

Students will learn the art and craft of songwriting, how to put words to music, write a melody and use chord progressions to build a song. Knowledge of piano or guitar will be helpful. Students’ songs will be recorded. Accompaniment provided.

Journey through the many different regions of Brazil without leaving Albany! In the 14th century the land of Brazil was colonized by the Portuguese, who brought over enslaved Africans of various tribes of West Africa to labor the lands once only inhabited by various indigenous tribes. Brazil’s territory is vast, resulting in diverse dance and music from its regions. Come learn and dance to the many different genres of music from these different regions and learn the styles of dance that go with them. With the base of Brazil’s national dance “Samba” you will learn to dance Samba Reggae, Samba de Roda, Axé, Pagode, Funk (funk-ee), and movements of the Orixás. No experience is necessary. Movements can be tailored to your comfort level of workout. Wear comfortable work-out clothes, bring water, and a towel. Instructor and Bay Area native Elisita has lived and studied in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. For 12 years she has danced, taught, and performed with Ginga Brasil under the direction of Conceição Damasceno, as well as other professional Brazilian dancers.

DATE

DAY

TIME

May 3–June 14*

Tue

7–8:30 pm

Min: 4; Max: 6

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

6x

$182

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

Hip Hop Dance AGE S 1 3 – A d u lt

This Cardio-Funk workout is for those who absolutely insist on having fun when they sweat. Hip Hop is a hybrid of street/club style dance–it has many influences but, no strict rules. The only prerequisite for this class is that participants love to dance. B e g i nn i n g

DAY

TIME

June 4–July 9

Sat

10–11:30 am

6x

$72

$82

DATE

DAY

TIME

July 16–Aug 20

Sat

10–11:30 am

6x

$72

$82

May 3–May 24

Tue

4:45–5:45 pm

4x

$48

June 7–June 28

Tue

4:45–5:45 pm

4x

$48

Instructor: Claude Sprague Location: Albany Community Center, EOC & Craft Room

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Do you love the blues and want to learn the secrets of its many different styles? This workshop is divided into 6 sections based on blues guitar styles: Delta, Texas, Ragtime, Chicago, Modern Urban and today's styles. Broaden your blues repertoire! Basic knowledge of guitar required. Provide your own guitar (acoustic and/or electric). See Michael on YouTube “Midnight Hour Blues”.

June 2–July 7

Thur

6:30–8 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

6x

$150

Instructor: Michael Fletcher, frogsurf@earthlink.net Location: Albany Community Center, EOC Room Min: 5; Max: 10

NONRES.

DATE

DAY

TIME

July 26–Aug 16

Tue

4:45–5:45 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

4x

$48

NONRES.

$160

$58

May 2–June 6*

Mon

8–9 pm

5x

$55

$65

$58

June 13–July 18* Mon

8–9 pm

5x

$55

$65

July 25–Aug 22

8–9 pm

5x

$55

$65

NONRES.

$58

Mon

TIME

Instructor: Elisita Castañon-Hill Location: Albany Community Center, Room 1 & 2 Min: 1; Max: 30

*No class on May 30 & July 4

Ballroom Dance: Rumba & Cha Cha A d u lt

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A d u lt

Have you always wanted to dance but never had the chance or time until now? Do you want to come back to dancing after a long break? Maybe you want to do& learn something new and fun. This may be class for you. Start from nothing, or from where you are. We will dance & learn together. Bring ballet slippers. Leotard & tights for women, t-shirt & tights for men. Sweat pants & jackets are allowed over your other dance cloths. Hair should be up and away from the face for both men and women with long hair. Come join us! ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

DATE

DAY

TIME

May 6–July 8*

Fri

7–8:30 pm

8x

$114

$124

July 15–Aug 26

Fri

7–8:30 pm

7x

$100

$110

Instructor: David Bertlin and Ronn Guidi Location: Albany Community Center, Rooms 1 & 2, Hall (May 27, June 24, July 22 & Aug 26) Min: 9; Max: 18

NONRES.

DAY

Min: 6; Max: 20

Beginning/Intermediate: Classical Ballet

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

DATE

Instructor: Tati Argue Location: Albany Community Center, Rooms 1 & 2

A g e s 1 6 – A d u lt

TIME

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

In t e r m e d i at e

Min: 6; Max: 15

DAY

$192

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DATE

DATE

NONRES.

*No class on May 31

A g e s 1 6 – A d u lt

Do you wish to read and play music for the guitar? Learn to play a melody, understand rhythm and where notes are on the guitar. Students provide their own instrument, preferably with nylon strings. All levels welcome. Please contact instructor for more information about the class. $18.50 per text material fee (if needed) paid to instructor (Text: Classic Guitar Technique, Volume One by Aaron Shearer).

Brazilian Dance for Adults

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Instructor: Larry Tasse Location: Albany Community Center, EOC Room

Classical Guitar Technique

Blues Guitar Workshop

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*No class on May 20 & June 10

In this beginning level class, have fun learning the Rumba, a beautiful, slow Latin dance, sometimes called the Latin Waltz, and the Cha-Cha, a fun, lively, feel-good dance! Move to music by Santana, Juan Luis Guerra and other classic and pop artists. Learn about leading, following and style and find out where to go dancing. DATE

DAY

June 29–July 27 Wed

TIME

7:15–8:15 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

5x

$45

NONRES.

$55

Instructor: Charlene Gullette Van Ness Location: Albany Community Center, Hall Min: 6; Max: 34

Chinese Dance/Ballet Teens & Adults A g e s 1 1 – A d u lt

A ballet class designed to teach students ballet fundamentals in preparation for Chinese dance. The class will start with a basic floor warm up, which will be followed by barre exercises and center combinations. If you sign up for the 6 session option, you may attend any 6 classes between June 18–Aug 20. DATE

DAY

TIME

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

June 18–Aug 20* Sat

3–4:30 pm

9x

$119

$129

June 18–Aug 20* Sat

3–4:30 pm

6x

$80

$90

Instructor: Shaolan Min Location: Albany Community Center, Rooms 1 & 2 Min: 8; Max: 18

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DSLR Photography: Go Beyond Automatic

Watercolor Brush Technique

A g e s 1 3 – A d u lt

Learn new techniques working with bamboo, and other brushes and movement. Subjects include: music, botanicals and portraits. Work with Bay Area artist Sharyl Gates. $10-$15 material fee paid to instructor.

Do you want to be able to really capture the personality of your family and friends with your photos? You will learn basic skills that are easy to apply to everyday photography. Discover how to use lighting and "direction" to make your shots look 100 times better. You'll also learn how to pick the perfect setting and wardrobe for photo shoots. Finally, we'll explore some very simple Photoshop post-production techniques to really make your images "pop".

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DATE

DAY

June 26–July 31* Sun

A g e s 1 3 – A d u lt

Learn how to maximize your DSLR Camera beyond the automatic setting! This course will review basic camera care, how to control the available light and lighting tools, the effect of fast and slow shutter speeds, advanced camera settings and techniques and working with images after the photograph is taken. Required: Digital SLR camera (camera with a detachable lens), compact cameras with aperture, shutter speed and manual settings ok. DATE

DAY

TIME

June 21–July 19

Tue

6:30–8 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

5x

NONRES.

$77

Instructor: David Weitz, (510) 526-0775, www.sarberscamera.com Location: 1483 Solano Ave., Albany Min: 8; Max: 14

$87

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ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

TIME

10 am–noon

4x

NONRES.

$58

$68

Instructor: Joel Brandwein Location: Albany Community Center, Rooms 1 & 2 Min: 8; Max: 15

DATE

DAY

May 3–May 31

TIME

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

Tue

5:15–6:30 pm

5x

$87

June 7–June 21* Tue

4:30–6:00 pm

2x

$36

$97 $46

July 12–July 19

Tue

4:30–6:00 pm

2x

$36

$46

Aug 9–Aug 23*

Tue

4:30–6:00 pm

2x

$36

$46

Instructor: Sharyl Gates, sharylg@yahoo.com, www.allaboutjazz.com/php/gallery.php?tag=sharyl+gates Location: Albany Community Center, Craft Room Min: 4; Max: 16

*No class on June 14 & Aug 16

*No class on July 3 & 17

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Learning to See: How to Take Better Photographs With Any Camera A d u lt

Are you disappointed with the snapshots you take? Do you keep your camera on “P” or “auto” because you’re intimidated by the creative settings on your digital camera? This class will explore fundamental principals of photography that will help you see and take better images. We’ll demystify ISO, aperture, shutter speed and the histogram so you can get the shots you want! Please note: This class will not address the buttons and dials on your specific camera-that’s right, you still need to read the manual. DATE

Dorothy Brown has lived in Albany for over twenty years. She can often be seen around town with her camera. She worked with the Historical Society and the Library on the Albany at 100 Project for the city’s centennial and is currently a regular contributor of photo essays to Albany Patch. Dorothy is also a portrait photographer.. In this class, Dorothy will show that there are lots of ways to improve your photography that don’t involve buying expensive equipment. The most important elements of good photography are learning how to see light and background and what makes a good composition. Students will learn to venture into the creative zones of their cameras with a better understanding of exposure and how to read a histogram. Whether you are interested in travel photography or taking better pictures of your children, this class will help you see in a new way.

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DAY

TIME

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

May 4–May 25

Wed

7–8 pm

4x

$82

$92

July 20–Aug 10

Wed

7–8 pm

4x

$82

$92

Instructor: Dorothy Brown Location: Albany Community Center, EOC Min: 5; Max: 15

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adults

Art

Taking Great Photographs of People: Portraits & Snapshots


boomers & beyond Walk, Talk & Be Healthy!

Exploring Local Natural Treasures on Foot

Ages 50–older

Ages 50–older

A program designed to encourage walking as a healthy life style for adults 50+. Ride the Senior shuttle bus to regional parks and other interesting places. Walk as you connect with other seniors. Walks are usually 1–4 miles, and are generally easy to moderate in difficulty. Bring a bag lunch. Register in-person at the Senior Center on the first business day of the month.

Enjoy walking at a moderate pace while exploring natural treasures and history of the Bay Area. Dress in layers and wear comfortable closed walking shoes with good traction. Bring water and light snack, binoculars, cameras and walking poles if you use them.

DAY

Tuesdays

TIME

8:30 am–1 pm

ALBANY RESIDENT

Varies for each trip

Instructor: Zion Lee Location: Each walk departs from the Senior Center Min: 5; Max: 19

NONRES.

DATE

April: Cerrito Creek Stroll Join F5C Vice President Shirley Jowell on an easy, level stroll along Cerrito Creek, enjoying wildflowers in two restoration areas. Meet at Peet’s, San Pablo and Carlson (AC Transit 72; easy walk from El Cerrito Plaza BART) May: San Francisco’s Roof Gardens

DAY

TIME

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

April 14

Thur

9–11 am

1x

FREE

FREE

May 19

Thur

9–11 am

1x

FREE

FREE

June 16

Thur

9–11 am

1x

FREE

FREE

July 21

Thur

9–11 am

1x

FREE

FREE

Instructor: Susan Schwartz (848-9358, f5creeks@aol.com) & Shirley Jowell (525-7012, sjowell@att.net) Location: See walk description for location meeting spots Min: 5; Max: 20

Meet at North Berkeley BART to take the 9:08 train to Embarcadero Station. Shirley Jowell will lead an easy, leisure exploration of San Francisco’s Levi Straus Plaza and Embarcadero roof gardens, where you walk for blocks above the street amid hanging gardens. June: Saving Albany Hill Learn about the perils-of-Pauline, history of Albany Hill and why this hunk of Jurassic sandstone is not as alone as it seems, as we explore the hilltop. Bring gloves and clippers or loppers if you have them (we’ll have more). We’ll also snip eucalyptus sprouts to keep wildflower habitat and reduce fire danger. Meet at 9 am the top of Taft Street, Albany. This is an experiment to see whether folks enjoy this kind of thing. Parking is limited. Please allow some time to walk a distance uphill. July: Easy Rocks Take the walk that was rained out in February! Meet at 9 am at Peet’s Coffee, 1825 Solano (AC Transit 18), for a leisurely stroll on pathways up to Indian Rock and Mortar Rock Parks and back. Learn about the geology and history of these bits of ancient volcanic eruptions. Easy walk, but some uphill. F5C vice-president Shirley Jowell leads.

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Exercise

Ages 50–older

Gentle Tai Chi Ages 50–older

This gentle approach to Tai Chi combines Nei Dang Chi Kung emphasizing deep breathing and meditative elements. Helps circulation, loosening joints and secure balance. Fee is per class. DATE

DAY

TIME

May 2–June 13*

Mon

Noon–1:15 pm

May 4–Aug 26* Wed/Fri 10:30–11:45 am

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

Min: 5; Max: 30

Join the resident movement ensemble of the Albany Senior Center, Impromptu No Tutu, for a lively creative movement session. All abilities welcome and the class is open to everyone. We warm-up with elements of Brain Dance* and T’ai Chi, and then improvise movement and simple dances to diverse styles of music, voice or silence. Chairs and other support are integrated as needed. Inspired by the Orff Schulwerk music approach and the vision of community dance pioneered by Rudolf Laban, this class is a safe space for relaxation, play and expression.*Developed by Anne green Gilbert, Creative Dance Center, Seattle. Fee is per class. ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

DATE

DAY

TIME

May 6–July 15*

Fri

10:15–11:30 am

10x

6x

$2

$3

Instructor: Greacian Goeke Location: Albany Senior Center, Multi-Use Room

34x

$2

$3

Min: 2; Max: 30

Instructor: Yachiyo Location: Albany Community Center, Hall *No class on May 30

NONRES.

$7

$8

Ages 50–older

Learn beginning line dance steps while enjoying the soulful sounds of Gospel, Jazz, Blues, Salsa, Rock and R&B. You will learn the familiar and very popular line dance “The Electric Slide” and many more. Please wear sneakers or dancing shoes, loose comfortable clothing to class. Join us and dance for the health of it! Fee is per class. DATE

DAY

TIME

May 5–Aug 25

Thur

1–3 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

17x

$4

NONRES.

$5

*No class on June 17

Women’s Traditional Dances for Fun, Exercise & Enlightenment!

Instructor: Ray Johnson Location: Albany Senior Center, Multi-Use Room Min: 4; Max: 12

Explore traditional women’s dances from Greece, Bulgaria, Armenia, Macedonia and other Balkan countries where ancient wisdom is still detectable in the folk culture. Simple, repetitive, and rich in teachings, the dances foster interconnectedness and empower us to be more fully present as women and as citizens of the Earth. In a dynamic line that describes circles, spirals, meanders, crescent moons and other earth mandalas to exquisite ethnic music, we can recover a joy in being alive today. Fee is per class. ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

DATE

DAY

TIME

May 4–Aug 24

Wed

10:15–11:30 am

17x

$6

NONRES.

$7

Instructor: Catherine Sutton Location: Albany Senior Center, Multi-Use Room Min: 4; Max: 20

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Gentle Yoga

Ages 50–older

ages 50–older

Each class will start with basic hula steps and build to simple routines with cultural information and explanations for each movement. Focusing on creating the beauty of the islands through the natural flow of dance movements, you will improve poise, posture, rhythm and bone strength in a supportive environment–and this class is a whole lot of fun! ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

This class provides a gentler approach to the practice of Yoga. Enjoy the benefits of increased flexibility, strength and stamina. Yoga encourages better posture, improves digestions, relaxes and calms the mind. Class is suitable for all levels. Wear loose and comfortable clothing and come on an empty stomach. Bring your own mat or towel. Fee is per class.

NONRES.

DATE

DAY

TIME

May 3–June 21

Tue

1–2 pm

8x

$40

$45

DATE

June 28–Aug 9

Tue

1–2 pm

7x

$35

$40

May 2–Aug 26 M/T/W/F

Instructor: Genie Phillips Location: Albany Community Center, Rooms 1 & 2 Min: 4; Max: 30

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

TIME

9–10 am

66x

$5

Learn vital skills to help improve your endurance, posture, confidence, gait, function and strength. Feel Taller! Easy-to-learn techniques help you preserve your joints and enhance your enjoyment of life! Variety of top quality poles provided. If you register for both classes the July class will only be $8/$10. DATE

DAY

TIME

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

May 10

Tue

10:15 am–1 pm

1x

$20

$25

July 12*

Tue

10:15 am–1 pm

1x

$20

$25

Instructor: Jayah Faye Paley Location: Albany Senior Center Multi Purpose Room Min: 6; Max: 12

*Max of 8 returning students allowed

Rosen Method Movement Ages 50–older

Discover the benefits of Rosen Method Movement in this class that provides easy, unhurried movements set to music and designed to improve alignment and flexibility, deepen awareness and may heal or prevent injury due to stress. Attending a one-hour class per week can make a significant difference in your vitality. All abilities welcome. Wear loose and comfortable clothing. Bring your own mat or towel. Fee is per class. DATE

DAY

May 4–August 24 Wed

TIME

Noon–1 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

17x

$8

NONRES.

$9

Instructor: Regina Wells Location: Albany Senior Center, Multi-Use Room Min: 3; Max: 12

NONRES.

$6

Instructor: Allan Jacinto Location: Albany Community Center, Hall (Mon) Albany Senior Center, Multi-Use Room (Tue/Wed/Fri) Min: 5; Max: 20

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Poles Training for Hiking, Walking, Balance & Mobility Ages 50–older

Ages 50–older

Soul Line Dancing

Hawaiian Dancing

boomers & beyond

Freeing the Dancer Within: Creative Movement for Health & Enjoyment

*No class on May 30 & July 4

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boomers & beyond

World Literature

Special Interest

Memoir Writing A & B ages 50–older

Students read their own writings to the class for its criticism and evaluation. The teacher adds another voice, pointing out basic principles and approaches to effective non-fiction prose. The idea is to make our memoir writing as vivid and effective as it can be so that it will not be filed somewhere in the dark, but will be read and re-read with enjoyment by children, grandchildren, and even by strangers yet unborn. No one is required to read out loud, or to withhold other kinds of writing, which are welcome. We try for a lowpressure, respectful atmosphere in which embarrassing events and deep emotions may be safely exposed. Memoir Writing A ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

DATE

DAY

TIME

May 9–June 27*

Mon

3–5 pm

7x

$49

$56

July 11–Aug 22

Mon

3–5 pm

7x

$49

$56

Memoir Writing B DATE

DAY

TIME

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

May 10–June 21

Tue

2–4 pm

7x

$49

$56

July 12–Aug 23

Tue

2–4 pm

7x

$49

$56

Propagation (Plants Only) with Albany’s Master Arborist

ages 50–older

Class reads great, enduring literature from around the world, especially the classics from America, England and Europe. Such fiction, long and short, all delve into universal human concerns such as love, religion and death, and confront persistent, unanswerable questions. We move at snail’s pace over puzzling and intriguing passages, emphasizing language, structure, method and implicit meanings. Issue of genre, technique, symbolism, and historic background are also considered. Students discuss, challenge, dispute, re-interpret and misquote what the old teacher is trying to say. ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

DAY

TIME

May 10–June 21

Tue

10 am–noon

7x

$49

$56

July 12–Aug 23

Tue

10 am–noon

7x

$49

$56

Instructor: Bill Hyman Location: Albany Senior Center, South Room Min: 4; Max: 30

Travel Training

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Ages 50–older

Expand your horizons and options in life! Learn how to ride Alameda County’s public transit to get where you want to go and back again with confidence and independence. In this detailed 3-day course, which includes field training, you will obtain the necessary skills to ride public transportation with ease. Participants must attend all three days. June 6: 10 am–noon June 7: 10 am–2 pm (lunch provided) June 8: 10 am–noon (field training) ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

DATE

DAY

TIME

Instructor: Bill Hyman Location: Albany Senior Center, South Room

June 6–June 8

M-W

Varies

Min: 4; Max: 30

Instructor: USOAC Staff Location: Albany Senior Center, South Room

* No class on May 30

Summer Novel Course

In the novel, The Story of a Marriage, by Andrew Sean Greer (published by Picador), a woman looks back on her days as a young wife in San Francisco, 1953, and reveals extraordinary secrets. As Amy Tan (The Joy Luck Club) wrote of this surprising book, “I often paused to wonder, How does he know so much?” DAY

TIME

July 6–Aug 10

Wed

3–5 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

Instructor: Debra Ratner Location: Albany Senior Center, South Room Min: 4; Max: 20

6x

3x

$35

NONRES.

$40

Ages 50–older

Dialogue makes characters come alive. In this six-weeks course, fiction and memoir writers of all levels will learn how to create vivid dialogue through examples, suggestions, and writing exercises. Instructor Debra Ratner is a published short story writer and experienced teacher. DATE

DAY

TIME

July 11–Aug 15

Mon

11:30 am–1:30 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

Min: 4; Max: 20

City of Albany

6x

$45

DATE

DAY

Aug 2–Aug 23

Tue

TIME

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

5:30–7 pm

4x

FREE

NONRES.

FREE

Instructor: Tony Wolcot, City of Albany's Master Arborist Location: Albany Senior Center, South Room Min: 2; Max: 30

AARP’s 55 Alive Mature Driving Ages 50–older

This class provides awareness of aging as it affects driving. It offers participants compensating techniques and emphasizes defensive practices for drivers age 50 and older. Participants must take both classes to receive their Certificate of Completion, which entitles drivers 50 and older to a discount for three years on their auto insurance. Fee for this class is $12 for AARP Members, $14 for Non-Members. Checks/money orders only, payable to: AARP AAPR MEM.

NONMEM.

DATE

DAY

May 5 & May 12

Thur

9 am–1 pm

2x

$12

$14

June 30 & July 7 Thur

9 am–1 pm

2x

$12

$14

TIME

MEETS

Instructor: Alice Meyers Location: Albany Senior Center, South Room Min: 10; Max: 20

FREE

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Writing Dialogue for Fiction & Memoir

Instructor: Debra Ratner Location: Albany Senior Center, South Room

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FREE

A four part series including such spicy topics as ‘sexual propagation’, ‘asexual propagation’, tissue culture, cloning, hybridizing, genetic engineering, dividing, soil layering, air layering, grafting and other sordid topics.

NONRES.

Min: 1; Max: 10

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ages 50–older

DATE

NONRES.

DATE

A d u lt s

NONRES.

$50

Regina Wells has been teaching Rosen Method Movement Classes in the Bay Area for 7 years and also works as a Rosen Method Bodywork Practitioner, massage practitioner, Reiki practitioner and a professional singer. Regina brings decades of work as a singer, mover and healer into her movement classes, helping people to ease into movement joyfully, to rediscover their range of motion and to stand taller and move more freely. Regina says, "Of all the things I've done in life, Rosen Method has given me the greatest truth and joy. The simple power of gentle movement and music has given me a connection to myself that makes it easy to connect with others." Rosen Method is offered at the Senior Center, Wednesdays, Noon–1 pm.

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ab odouml te sr s & b e y o n d

Multi-cultural Textile Art

Multi-medium Painting

Papier-mâché Sculpture

ages 50–older

ages 50–older

ages 50–older

Learn the basics of ethnic handwork (embroidery, appliqué, reverse appliqué, piecing, etc.) and then turn this knowledge into wearable art or something unique for your home. Recycle a jean jacket or pants and by adding embroidery and/or appliqué you have a “hot” looking casual garment. Make one-of-a-kind pillows, tote or hand bag, wall hanging, kimono, etc. Visit the first class wherein you may start, for process, a small project and bring along at least 5 coordinating pieces of plain and print fabric, dressmaker pins, a yard of unbleached muslin and sharp scissors. Beginning and advanced students welcome.

A basic class wherein you can work in any media you choose, be it oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, colored pencil, collage, wood/linoleum block and/or any combination thereof. Emphasis is on design, composition, texture and style (abstract, folk, realistic). Tools and equipment will be discussed during the first class including what and where to buy brushes, paint, support, etc. Bring to first class those art supplies you may have on hand as well as a drawing pad and a drawing tool of your choice (pencil, charcoal, pen, crayons, etc.). No art or drawing experience can be an asset.

Sculpture made simple! No kiln, chisels, marble, welding required! Using the ages old process of papier-mâché, create almost anything from beads and bracelets to full-size figures from recycled newspaper, cardboard, paste, paint and a little ingenuity. Come to the first class and start, for process, a small project to see if this is right for you. Bring along newspaper, cardboard, scissors, wire all the way around coat hanger and 1” wide masking tape. Beginning and advanced students welcome.

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

DATE

DAY

Apr 6–June 8

Wed

10 am–noon

10x

$80

June 22–July 27 Wed

10 am–noon

6x

$50

TIME

NONRES.

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

DAY

$85

Apr 6–June 8

Wed

12:30–2:30 pm

10x

$80

$85

$55

June 22–July 27 Wed

12:30–2:30 pm

6x

$50

$55

TIME

Instructor: M J Wilson Location: Albany Senior Center, South Room

Instructor: M J Wilson Location: Albany Senior Center, South Room

Min: 4; Max: 20

Min: 4; Max: 20

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NONRES.

DATE

Registration: FORM ON PAGE 56

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

DATE

DAY

Apr 6–June 8

Wed

10 am–noon

10x

$80

$85

June 22–July 27 Wed

10 am–noon

6x

$50

$55

TIME

Instructor: M J Wilson Location: Albany Senior Center, South Room Min: 4; Max: 20

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Travel

Legion of Honor: Pulp Fashion Ages 50–older

Come for a docent-led tour of the Pulp Fashion exhibit at the Legion of Honor. The exhibit features textile art and costumes by Isabelle de Borchgrave. The Legion of Honor is the first American museum to dedicate an entire exhibition to her work. Lunch is not included, bring your own or purchase at the museum. Trip includes long periods of walking and standing. DATE

DAY

May 11

Wed

TIME

7:45 am–2 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

1x

$23

NONRES.

$28

Min: 10; Max: 21

Safari West Ages 50–older

Have you ever pictured yourself among some of the world’s most exotic creatures? Come close with giraffes, gazelles, zebras and many of the other 600 animals that inhabit the preserve. Take an exciting safari drive and explore the wildlife preserve, traveling first in an authentic safari vehicle and then a trek around the inner grounds. Lunch will be provided. Trip includes long periods of sitting, walking and bumpy ride. DATE

DAY

May 18

Wed

TIME

9:30 am–4:30 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

1x

$59

NONRES.

$64

Min: 19; Max: 21

Alcatraz

Ages 50–older

Step back in time and experience the legendary island that has been a civil war fort, a military prison and one of the most notorious federal penitentiaries in US history. On the island, a Ranger will give you a brief orientation, followed by an audio tour. After the audio tour, you are free to explore the island on your own or participate in other daily scheduled activities; including docent-led tours. There is also a video you can view about the history of Alcatraz in the theater. Lunch is included on the island. Trip includes short boat ride, walking long distances uphill, periods of standing and self-paced walking.

Ages 50–older

Tour Wente Vineyards historic sandstone caves and enjoy some tasteful wine. Your tour will include wine tasting and cheeses. Next stop will be at the Alden Lane Nursery. The nursery features an extensive selection of trees, flowers, perennials, shrubs, indoor plants and orchids. A late lunch is included. Trip includes periods of walking and standing. DATE

DAY

June 1

Wed

TIME

9:30 am–4:30 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

1x

$50

NONRES.

$55

Min: 10; Max: 21

Downtown Sonoma Ages 50–older

Join us for a self-paced visit of Downtown Sonoma. The downtown square is historic and cultured featuring restaurants, shopping and a wonderful cheese shop. Sonoma has a delightful downtown area with a small town feel. Lunch not included, bring your own lunch or purchase at the destination. Trip includes self-paced walking. DATE

DAY

May 25

Wed

Min: 10; Max: 21

Wente Vineyards & Alden Lane Nursery

TIME

9 am–4 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

1x

$10

NONRES.

$15

Forestiere Underground Gardens

DATE

DAY

June 22

Wed

Ages 50–older

Min: 10; Max: 18

Come join us for a docent-led underground garden tour. The gardens are patterned after the ancient catacombs, but feature well lit courtyards and grottos. They also feature different levels of fruit bearing plants such as grapefruits, kumquats, jujube and many others. After the tour, we will go for lunch at a local restaurant. On the way back, if time permits, we may stop by the Hilmar Cheese Company so you can purchase a snack or bring home delicious cheese. Trip includes long periods of sitting and walking, hot weather. Wear light clothing and bring bottled water. DATE

DAY

June 8

Wed

TIME

7 am–6 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

1x

Min: 10; Max: 21

$50

NONRES.

$55

TIME

8:30 am–3:30 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

1x

$47

NONRES.

$52

Capitola Village Ages 50–older

Join us as we spend a day in Capitola, an intimate beach village tucked in a river valley in Santa Cruz County. It's is located along a wide beach with a breathtaking view of Monterey Bay. The wharf and riverside areas remind one of a village in France or the Mediterranean coast in Italy. Stroll through beachfront craft galleries, boutiques and restaurants. Lunch is not included, bring your own lunch or eat in one of the many restaurants. Trip includes long periods of sitting and self-paced walking. DATE

DAY

June 29

Wed

TIME

8:30 am–5:30 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

1x

$15

NONRES.

$20

Min: 10; Max: 21

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Santa Cruz Steam Train

Ages 50–older

Ages 50–older

Join us as we board the Blue & Gold Fleet for a Bay Cruise Adventure. The boat will cruise along San Francisco’s historic waterfront, past Pier 39 sea lions, under the Golden Gate Bridge and circle Alcatraz Island. On board, narration describes the City’s landmarks as you sail along in comfort aboard the boat. Both indoor and outdoor seating are provided. After the cruise, you will have time to visit Pier 39. Lunch is not included, bring your or purchase at the Pier. Trip includes the boat ride, periods of standing and sitting.

Do you want to take an old time train ride? Then join us as we travel from Felton to Santa Cruz on one of the most historic lines in California. Today’s Beach Trains travel through Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, along the scenic San Lorenzo River Gorge, across a 1909 steel truss bridge, and through an 1875 tunnel before arriving at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Lunch is provided aboard the train. Trip includes moderate periods of sitting and walking.

DATE

DAY

July 20

Wed

TIME

9:30 am–3:30 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

1x

$20

NONRES.

Wed

TIME

10 am–4 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

1x

$27

NONRES.

$32

Min: 10; Max: 21

Heather Farms

Ages 50–older

The de Young is offering an exhibition of more than 100 masterpieces by Spanish artist Pablo Picasso (1881–1973) from the permanent collection of Paris’ world-renowned Musée National Picasso. This once in a lifetime exhibition includes paintings, sculptures, drawings, and prints drawn from every phase of the artist’s career. Lunch is not included, bring your own lunch or purchase at the destination. Trip includes periods of standing and walking.

July 13

Wed

DAY

July 26

Tue

TIME

9 am–3 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

1x

$35

$51

$56

NONRES.

$40

Discover two quaint towns of the Napa Valley, Yountville and St. Helena. About one hour away from Albany, both towns offer plenty of sightseeing, shopping, and restaurants for everyone’s delight! Lunch not included, bring your own lunch or purchase at the destination. Trip includes long periods of standing and self-paced walking. DATE

DAY

August 31

Wed

TIME

9 am–4 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

1x

$15

NONRES.

$20

Min: 10; Max: 21

Ages 50–older

Join us for a visit to beautiful Sausalito. Sausalito offers more than 30 unique boutiques. It is a wonderful small town to visit, especially in the middle of summer. Bring your camera for some wonderful picture opportunities. Lunch not included, bring your own lunch or purchase in Sausalito. Trip includes self paced walking and standing. DATE

DAY

August 10

Wed

TIME

9:30 am–2:30 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

1x

$8

NONRES.

$13

Mystery Trip

Ages 50–older

DAY

DATE

1x

Min: 10; Max: 21

de Young Museum: Picasso

DATE

8:30 am–5:30 pm

NONRES.

Sausalito

Join us for a self-paced tour of the Conservatory Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park. The Conservatory features potted, tropical and aquatic plants. The Tea Garden is the oldest public Japanese garden in the US which features monuments, bridges and native Japanese plants. Picnic style lunch included at the park. Trip includes self-paced walking and standing.

July 6

Wed

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

Min: 10; Max: 21

Towns of Napa Valley

Min: 10; Max: 21

Ages 50–older

DAY

August 24

TIME

$25

Come and enjoy a self-guided tour of Heather Farms in Walnut Creek. The farm features a large variety of plants on a 3.5 acre spread and an outdoor living museum. Lunch will be provided in Walnut Creek. Trip includes self-paced walking and standing.

DATE

DAY

Min: 10; Max: 21

Ages 50–older

SF Conservatory of Flowers & Japanese Tea Garden

DATE

TIME

7:45 am–2 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

1x

$23

Ages 50–older

Join us for another mystery trip. All the planning has been done for your pleasure and includes a tour and lunch. We have not gone to this destination yet, so join us, have fun and be prepared to be surprised! DATE

DAY

August 17

Wed

TIME

8:30 am–4:30 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

1x

$50

NONRES.

$55

Min: 10; Max: 21

NONRES.

$28

Min: 10; Max: 21

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Blue and Gold Bay Cruise


Seniors

T c e n t e r RE N

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he Albany Senior Center provides a comprehensive array of recreational programs and services that meet the needs of older adults in the community enhancing quality of life and helping seniors to remain active, healthy and independent. At the Albany Senior Center, adults 50 and over enjoy socializing in a warm, friendly atmosphere while participating in the quality programs offered. The center is open Monday–Friday from 9 am–5 pm excluding major holidays.

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Information, Resource Referrals and Form Assistance The Albany Senior Center maintains up-todate information on services available to seniors in Alameda County.

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Computer Lab: There are now 3 computers connected to the internet available for public use in the Senior Center lobby. Sign-in for a 30-minute timeslot. First-come, firstserved. Free tutoring appointments are also available.

To Enroll Enrollment or appointments are required to use most of the services provided at the Senior Center. Unless otherwise noted, call (510) 524-9122 for more information.

Isabelle Leduc, Recreation Supervisor Nick Jordan, Recreation Coordinator 846 Masonic Avenue, Albany (510) 524-9122

Paratransit Services

Nutrition Services

East Bay Paratransit (EBP) is the main provider of paratransit services for anyone who cannot use AC Transit or BART because of a disability. You must become ADA certified to qualify for Paratransit Services. Call (510) 287-5000 to make an appointment and get an application.

The Albany Tri City Café: Well-balanced dinner served Monday–Friday at 4 pm. Suggested donation: $4.

Transit tickets: BART and East Bay Paratransit tickets can be purchased at the Albany Senior Center. Senior BART tickets: $9 for $24 worth of rides. East Bay Paratransit Booklet: $40 for 10 tickets. Taxi Subsidy Program: Using Measure B Funds, Albany Paratransit provides a subsidy on taxi rides to Albany residents 80 years and over and people with disabilities 18 years and over. Shopping Trips: The shuttle provides Albany residents 60+ door-to-door transportation from home to nearby grocery stores.

Meals on Wheels: Delivered Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri to homebound seniors. Suggested donation: $4. Mercy Brown Bag Program: Grocery bags of nutritional food to seniors on a fixed income. $10 yearly contribution.

Health Services Health Insurance Counseling: 1st & 3rd Monday of each month, 1–4 pm. Call HICAP at (510) 839-0393 to make an appointment. Podiatry: Friday, May 6 & July 1, 9 am–noon. Podiatry services provided by a licensed podiatrist at a low cost. Over 60 Health Clinic: June 15 & August 3. A nurse provides foot care, blood pressure checks, medication review and more. Drop-in only. Chair Massage: 10-minute chair massage appointments are available the 1st Tuesday & 3rd Friday of each month, 2–4 pm at the low cost of $8.

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The Senior Center offers opportunities for adults 50+ with similar interest to gather and have fun together. Socialize with friends and make new ones! Drop-in fee is $1.

Needlecraft & Beading

Bridge

Mondays, May 2–August 22 9–11 am No meeting May 30 or July 4

Fridays, May 6–August 26 Noon–3 pm

SENIORs

j u st- fo r -th e- fu n - o f- it s o c ials

4th Friday Film Club

Afternoon Fun & Games

Current Events

Thursdays, May 5–August 25 2–4 pm Ping pong and board games provided.

Mondays, May 2–August 22 9:30–11 am No meeting May 30 or July 4

Matinee Movie of the Month

Painting

2nd Monday at 11:15 am May 9: Inception June 13: Get Low July 11: 127 Hours August 9: Morning Glory

Thursdays, May 5–August 25 9 am–noon

Meet at the Albany Senior Center at 3:30pm on the 4th Friday of each month and walk 5 blocks together with new and old friends to the Albany Twin to see a movie. Cost is $8 payable at the movie theater.

French Conversation

Fridays, May 6–August 26 11 am–noon

White Elephant & Bake Sale! The Friends of the Albany Senior Center invite you to find great bargains at this yearly fundraiser. There will be toys, jewelry, books, baked goods and more! Saturday, April 9, 2011 • 9 am–2 pm Accepting items Now! Electronics, typewriters, clothing or furniture will be not be accepted.

4th of JULY POLISH DOG

SALE

Albany Senior Center 846 Masonic Avenue, Albany Call the Albany Senior Center today for more details!

(510) 524-9122

Fundraiser to support the Friends of Albany Seniors Monday, July 4, 2011 11 am–4 pm Memorial Park

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Seniors ALBANY SENIOR RESOURCE FAIR

Albany Senior Center

Thursday, April 28 10 am–1 pm • Free Join us for the 3rd Annual Senior Resource Fair in Albany. Representatives from different organizations that provide assistance to seniors and caregivers will be on hand to share information on housing, healthcare, transportation and more. Free health checks will also be available at the event. OLDER AMERICANS MONTH HIGH TEA

Tuesday, May 24 12:30–2:30 pm • $5 Join us for this very special event honoring Older Americans. Come have tea and light refreshments while listening to wonderful entertainment. Decorate your table, create a unique centerpiece and bring your favorite teacups. Prizes will be awarded for best tables. Reserve your table now at the Senior Center. Reservation deadline is Friday, May 13. Admission fee includes tea and refreshments.

Community Shuttle Keeping seniors active & engaged

The Albany Senior Center Community Shuttle takes adults age 50+ on walking tours and day trips, and provides regular, free door-to-door grocery shopping trips for Albany residents age 60+. Registration is required for all programs. The Albany Senior Center Community Shuttle is funded by a GAP grant from the Alameda County Transportation Authority (ACTIA). For more information: Albany Senior Center 846 Masonic Avenue Albany, CA 94706

510 524-9122 Phone 510 524-8940 Fax seniorinfo@albanyca.org

www.albanyca.org/seniorcenter

Hot Dog Days of Summer

Thursday, June 23 4–5 pm • $5 Kick-off the summer by attending our Hot Dog Days of summer dinner and entertainment. The menu will feature hot dogs, fresh fruit, salad, punch and a special dessert. Reserve your space now at the Senior Center. Reservation deadline is Thursday, June 16.

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l e n b l a u p h oto g ra p h i c s II

Len Blau began developing his passion for photography in 1979, while teaching psychology at Chabot College in Hayward. He became an active member of the Berkeley Camera Club, and his photographs won many Camera Club awards. In 1984, he began to show his work in venues outside of Berkeley, including Point Reyes Station, San Luis Obispo, and New York. One of his photographs was part of a two-year traveling exhibit through the Mesa Art Center, in Mesa, Arizona. His most recent accolade, besides being selected to have a solo show at the Belvedere-Tiburon Library, has been that one his photographs was selected from a pool of 1800 photographs from 23 countries to be part of a show in Half Moon Bay this past April. Len lives in Berkeley with his wife Diane, and the family dog, Mango. He has two grown children and a son in college. Blau says, “To me, photography is like visual travel. New and changing perceptions are very exciting. Light is the crucial element that makes a photograph work. I find the interaction of forms, shapes and light to be particularly interesting. By reversing highlight and shadow, forms and shapes emerge and become very graphic and abstract. Light is projected, not reflected. Structures appear to be lit from within.” upcoming show K anna Aoki I llu m i n at i n g t h e M u n da n e

July 9–October 3 Opening reception: July 10, 4–6 pm Albany Community Center Foyer

Bloomies, Digital Photo, 2009

Ci t y o f A l b a ny P o e t L a u r e at e The Albany Arts Committee is now accepting applications for the City of Albany Poet Laureate. The Poet Laureate writes poems throughout the year and participates in community events, education, and readings. Published poets who live or work in Albany are eligible to apply. Submissions should include samples of your work and a personal statement. The deadline for submissions is Friday, April 29, 2011. The City of Albany Poet Laureate is an honorary position. Please see the city website www.albanyca.org for full details and to download an application brochure. You may also pick up an application brochure at the main desk in the Albany Community Center.

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Arts Committee

April 9–July 3 | Opening Reception: April 10, 4–6 pm Albany Community Center Foyer


map 1

City Hall Police Department Fire Department

2 Community Center

Public Library 3 Senior Center 4 Memorial Park

Teen Center 5 Terrace Park 6 Ocean View Park

Friendship Club 7 Albany Hill Park 8 Children’s Tot Lot 9 S.F. Bay Trail 10 Albany Waterfront

Eastshore State Park

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Film Fest

Event Date May 21, 2011

Albany firSt An n uAl

filM fest

Submission Deadline April 15, 2011

fame!

Glory!

Cash!

Prizes!

You’ve waited long enough! Albany filmfest’s eclectic mix of short films and really short films is coming to primetime. We’re opening our doors to experienced and first-time filmmakers of all ages throughout California in a juried competition for the glory of art, self-expression, and the opportunity to win cash and prizes. Albany filmfest is coming to town! Join us for a full day of selected films on Saturday May 21 at the Albany Community Center. Albany filmfest will showcase the drama, irreverence, and crazy humor of submitted films and videos on the big screen in one blow-out day-to-night party at the Albany Community Center. We’ll prolong your less than 30 minutes of fame by showing the films on Albany’s own cable channel KAlB tV-33 for at least a month, as well as streaming them on our website on demand. enjoy films, food and drink, music, a jovial host, a raffle—and the right to say you were there for year one. And yes, there will be popcorn.

Make a film, See a film Enter in these categories:

• • • •

short films/Videos: 30 minutes or less Animation: Cartoons, anime, stop-motion, claymation... everything Albany: Albany people, places, or things. tiny Movies Go short—three (3) minutes or less! Cell phone videos and flip videos welcome.

Youth—age 17 and younger—can enter in any category. You will be judged against your peers (unless you tell us otherwise).

Details at www.albanyca.org/albanyfilmfest

submission deadline: to be considered, we need your DVD no later than April 15, 2011.

Contact info: Anthony Marchitiello KAlB Program Coordinator filmfest@albanyca.org 510-559-4272

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Event Date may 21, 2011

film FeSt

Sponsorship Albany FilmFest is a juried festival of short films (and really short films) of all genres by California filmmakers. Selected films will be screened for the public on May 21, 2011, a full day event at the Albany Community Center. Sponsors of this exciting new community event will receive valuable advertising and promotion. All sponsors will be featured on Albany’s city website, on KALB cable channel 33, and on FilmFest marketing and event materials.

to learn more about becoming a sponsor of the First Annual Albany FilmFest, contact Anthony Marchitiello: filmfest@albanyca.org

sponsorship Opportunities

Celebrity Producer Level

$250

Par ticipation Deadline April 15, 2 011

Independent Filmmaker Level Get Creative!

• Your logo on Albany FilmFest page of the City website

Be an Award sponsor: Sponsor a specific

• Promotional slide for your business on KALB-33 Bulletin Board throughout 2011

representative may present the award at the

• Guest passes to Opening Gala evening prior to festival day

to support the arts.

cash award for a filmmaker. Your company ceremony if you so choose. A great opportunity

• Quarter-page ad for your business in the souvenir festival program • Free passes to event

in-Kind sponsor • What’s a movie without food? Your in-kind

We Love Our Fans • Be a Fan of Albany Filmfest for just $50 everyone knows that it’s the fans who keep the movies in business, and that’s especially true for a new film festival! • Recognition for your support on the FilmFest page of the City website, on FilmFest’s FaceBook page & in the souvenir FilmFest program

contributions of food, beverages, and snacks, or wine & beer and finger food for the Opening Gala Award evening will be greatly appreciated by filmgoers. Proceeds from food sales will be yours. • Movie stuff: We can use your klieg lights, red carpet, posters, or other movie paraphernalia to make our screening look fabulous.

• Guest passes to Opening Gala Evening prior to festival day & to the all-day screening event

Your company will receive suitable

• Our heartfelt thanks!

sponsorship.

For more information:

filmfest@albanyca.org

public acknowledgment for all in-kind

www.albanyca.org/albanyfilmfest


film fest

Tim Cannon and Anne Politeo, longtime Albany residents and supporters of many Albany community causes would like to congratulate Albany in its first film festival. Good luck to all the filmmakers! 1575 Hopkins St., Berkeley • 510 527-5500 510 872-9294 Anne cell • 510 381-1618 Tim’s cell tim@berkeleyhome.com Apoliteo23@gmail.com

www.BerkeleyHome.com

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Swaps

It's Back!

Local Garden Swap Bring your excess homegrown produce to swap with your neighbors. Tuesday evenings, beginning May 31, 6:30–7pm Ohlone Greenway (Masonic Ave. at Marin Ave.) Need more info? Contact Robin at (510) 524-9283

Join in Albany's community-wide

CLOTH IN G SWAP Tuesday, June 14 • 7:30 pm Albany Community Center, Rooms 1 & 2

Clean out your closets and bring your wearable-but-unwanted clothing to the Community Center where you can rummage through everyone else's wearable-but-unwanted items and find a fabulous new-to-you winter wardrobe! Bring one bag or more of your washed, gently worn items (men's, women's, maternity, plus size and children's clothing) and be admitted to our fabulous swap room where clothing will be set out by type (pants, skirts, shirts, blouses, etc.). Choose items and take them home. There won't be a dressing room or mirrors, but you can try things on over your clothes and meet your neighbors and ask them for fashion advice! All sizes welcome.

Dinner Swap & Social Monday, April 25, 7 pm (RSVP by April 18, 2011) Beginning in June Dinner Swap will take place on the 2nd Monday of each Month! (June 13, July 11, August 8) Albany Community Center, Hall & Kitchen Busy schedules can make cooking a wholesome nightly dinner for your family difficult, if not impossible. Join together with your neighbors to swap meals and feed the whole family for three nights! Here's how it works: you bring three family-sized portions of one homemade main course, three empty containers, and three copies of your recipe with instructions for freezing/reheating. (You should make enough of your recipe to feed three families of four people, or 12 total portions.) Meals should be freezable, reheatable, or able to last four days in the refrigerator. We’ll provide snacks and a wine tasting. Socialize with your neighbors, snack, and have a glass of wine. Fill your three empty containers with three different meals, then forget about cooking for a few days! RSVP: Robin Mariona (510) 524-9283, rmariona@albanyca.org

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Skill Share Workshops Sunday, September 25 • 2–5 pm • FREE Albany Community Center, Rooms 1, 2 & Hall Albany Recreation Department’s Skill Share Workshops are just what the title suggests: someone with a neat skill teaches it to others in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Have a Skill to Share?

If you are interested in teaching a skill at the next Skill Share, contact Contact Robin Mariona at rmariona@albanyca.org.

Making a Terrarium February, 2011

BLOCK MOVIE NIGHTS

The sole purpose of the Block Movie Nights is to get neighbors to meet their neighbors! Block Movie Night package fee is $375. We provide the 12’ movie screen, movie, sound system, street closure (five hours) and two staff members. Your block provides electricity, a few helpers and a social gathering that includes food prior to the movie. Movie Nights can take place on Saturdays or Sundays between: July 23–October 2. For more information, contact: Chelle Putzer, Community Services Manager cputzer@albanca.org (510) 559-7218

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94706 Sav e t h e Dat e :

Albany Local Week | September 19–25 Celebrate Albany’s 103rd birthday by doing everything in Albany. Eat, buy, grow, play in Albany all week. During the week, there will be Garden Swap, Clothing Swap, Farmers Market, Skill Share, Albany Streets, discounts from local restaurants and much more! Want to be a part of it? Contact Chelle Putzer at cputzer@albanyca.org.

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events Albany Lions 4th of July Pancake Breakfast It’s an Albany Tradition! Monday, July 4, 2011 8–11 am Veterans Memorial Building 1325 Portland Avenue, Albany

Have a howling good time this 4th of July! Enter yourself & your pooch in Albany’s 4th annual Dog Jog & Walk. See back cover for details. Come play in the street! Albany Streets creates a safe, fun, carfree place for people to get out and get active in Albany. Residents are encouraged to walk, skate, bike, jog, hop scotch, yoga, picnic and people-watch. Bring a game, host an activity or just come out and play in the street! Sunday, August 28

“Alberrito Streets,” Noon–3 pm Let’s meet at the boarder for a fun-filled day of play with our neighbors to the north. Join-in the giant Albany vs. El Cerrito tug-o-war and relay races. Albany residents are encouraged to show their civic pride by wearing green or something that says “Albany” on it. Save the Date

The next Albany Streets will be held on Saturday, September 25 (location to be announced).

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Save the Date(s)

national Night Out

Wednesdays in September 6:30-8 pm Memorial Park

National Night Out 2011 Tuesday, August 2 Close down your street for free and throw a block party, make ice cream sundaes or whatever brings your neighbors together. Register early to qualify for the free street closure and give-away items for kids, a special host gift and a visit from city staff. Contact Karina Tindol at ktindol@albanyca.org for more details.

coastal cleanup day S a t u r d a y, S e p t e m b e r 1 7 • 9 a m – n o o n

Meet at the foot of Buchanan for the shoreline clean-up. Bring gloves, a hat, sunscreen and sturdy shoes. All ages welcome! For more information (or if you have a large group) email: greenalbany@albanyca.org

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Volunteers

landscaping volunteers needed (Green thumb not required) Join Albany’s Master Aborist, Tony Wolcott, and you will learn all about plants, weeds, pruning and trees as you help keep Albany’s parks, medians and other landscaped areas looking tidy. Just show up as noted below! Saturday Project Days • 9 am–1 pm April 9: Albany Senior Center May 7: Memorial Park May 14: Ocean View Park

Albany’s Volunteer Corps was established to match qualified volunteers with various City departments in need of assistance for special projects, events and day-to-day tasks. Volunteers gain hands-on experience in City government, serve their community, develop a sense of community pride, enhance the City’s programs in a cost-efficient manner, establish a sense of teamwork and meet other community members. Listed here are some of the events and projects where you can lend a hand throughout the year. For more information and specifics about items listed contact Chelle Putzer at (510) 559-7218 or cputzer@albanyca.org.

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UPCOMING OPPORTUNITIES April: White Elephant Sale, Sr. Resource Fair, Dinner Swap & Social May: Sr. High Tea, Albany Filmfest, Local Garden Swap, Arts & Green Fest

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ONGOING PROJECTS Storm Drain Stenciling • Tree Planting Program • Adopt A Trail Program • Adopt Ohlone Greenway • Meals on Wheels Driver Senior Front Desk • Brown Bag Program Neighborhood Block Captains

June: Local Garden Swap, Sr. Hot Dog Days of Summer, Clothing Swap, Dinner Swap & Social July: 4th of July, Dog Jog, Local Garden Swap, Dinner Swap & Social, Block Movie Nights August: Local Garden Swap, Dinner Swap & Social, Block Movie Nights, Albany Streets, National Night Out

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Sudde n Oak Death S ur vey

Upco m ing P l anting Events

Saturday, April 30 & Sunday, May 1

9 am–1 pm Saturday, April 9: Albany Senior Center Saturday, April 30: Sudden Oak Death Survey Sunday, May 1: Sudden Oak Death Survey Saturday, May 7: Memorial Park Saturday, May 14: Ocean View Park

Sudden Oak Death, a fungus-like mold that is ravaging coastal California's beautiful live oaks, is now fairly widespread in regional parks from El Sobrante to Oakland. The disease is carried on many host plants, spread is fitful but inexorable, and there is no cure. However, some things can be done to slow the spread and protect high-value or high-risk trees, for example in parks or near homes. Working with UC Berkeley's Dr. Matteo Garbelotto and the California Oak Mortality Task Force, community organizations including Berkeley Partners for Parks, Friends of Five Creeks, and Garber Park Stewards are seeking volunteers for a "blitz" survey of infected host plants - mainly California bay laurels. Volunteers can sign up at http://sodblitz.eventzilla.net. For more information about the survey, or if your group is interested in surveying a specific park or neighborhood, please contact f5creeks@aol.com or (510) 848-8358. If you think you have an infected oak on your property, check out the Garbelotto lab's free treatment-training sessions (http://www. cnr.berkeley.edu/garbelotto/english/index.php). If the April 30-May 1 blitz doesn't work for you, but you have an iphone and want to help add to knowledge of this plague, check out www.oakmapper.org. Cit y w i d e Garag e Sale Saturday, May 14 • 9 am–3 pm Too much old stuff? Need space in your garage? Host a garage sale! Registration fee is $10 due by noon on Friday, April 29. Participants will be included in promotional event map. For more information contact Environmental Resources at (510) 528-5760 or by email greenalbany@albanyca.org.

Want to plant trees on your block? Contact Tony Wolcott, City of Albany’s Urban Forester, 559-4275. Follow Albany’s favorite Urban Forester, Tony the Tree Man on Twitter: http://twitter.com/TreeMan_Tony O cean Vie w Com m unit y Gar d en “O pen Gar d en” Sundays • 11 am–1 pm The Ocean View Community Organic Garden serves Albany citizens who live in apartments or condos with little space to grow food. The garden consists of 20 plots: 16 community plots, 2 ADA plots, 1 Ocean View School plot and 1 Friendship Club plot. We have one ADA vacancy at this time. The yearly non-refundable fee is $60.00 per year. At present, there is a waiting list of several would be gardeners. The Ocean View Community Organic Garden Steering Committee consists of Jackie Hermes-Fletcher, Judith Heller, Sandra Beckely and Will Moore. The committee oversees garden needs, treasury, interests of the plot holders, guideline enforcement, meeting agendas, an ongoing mural project, work parties and promotion of garden community events. Look on the bulletin boards at the Community Center or outside the Garden for upcoming events.

Coastal Clean - up Day Saturday, September 17 • 9 am–noon Meet at the foot of Buchanan for the shoreline clean-up. Bring gloves, a hat, sunscreen and sturdy shoes. All ages welcome! For more information (or if you have a large group) email: greenalbany@albanyca.org

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GREEN EVENTS FOR YOU

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Join us whenever the garden gates are open or at our weekly “Open Garden”, Sundays from 11 am–1 pm Albany Far m er s Mar ket Wednesday Nights Starting May 4 • 3–7 pm Don’t have the space to grow your own? Visit the new Albany Farmers Market on Solano Avenue between San Pablo Avenue and Adams Street, beginning May 4. The market will be held every Wednesday from 3-7 pm through October.

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It’s Picnic Time! OCEAN VIEW PARK The Ocean View Park picnic area has been expanded with permanent restrooms centrally located near the play and picnic area. The picnic area is located among beautiful Redwoods and the newly installed Ocean View Community Garden. The play area is spacious and features all-new swings and climbing structures! There are six picnic areas available for reservation or you can rent the entire picnic area. Please call for pricing and information or see the picnic area diagram the City website at www.albanyca.org/rec.

MEMORIAL PARK Memorial Park picnic area is located next to the ball field that includes a new large, twosided, stone BBQ. The picnic area may be reserved in its entirety, or you may reserve half of the picnic area by reserving either the East Side or the West Side.

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The East Side has four picnic tables, one small BBQ, and one side of the large BBQ. The East Side can be reserved for $15 per hour for residents and $19 per hour for nonresidents. The West Side has five picnic tables, two small BBQs, and one side of the large BBQ. The West Side can be reserved for $18.50 per hour for residents and $23.50 per hour for non-residents. Both East and West sides can be reserved for $30.25 per hour for residents and $39.25 per hour for non-residents.

TERRACE PARK Terrace Park has five new picnic tables, two new BBQs, and a permanent restroom with a beautifully designed tile mural on the outside of the new restroom structure. The Terrace Park picnic area may be reserved for $18.50 per hour for residents and $23.50 per hour for non-residents.

Dogs in Albany’s Parks On October 19, 2009, the Albany City Council approved the following days, times, and events when dogs will not be allowed on the sports field at Memorial Park: • Saturdays, Noon–6 pm • Mondays and Thursdays, 4–7 pm during Daylight Saving Time (March–October). Visit www.albanyca.org/rec for specific dates. • Mondays and Thursday, 4–6 pm during Standard Time (November–February). Visit www.albanyca.org/rec for specific dates. • When a field user has acquired a permit through the City of Albany for use of the sports field. Visit www.albanyca.org/rec for specific dates. A calendar of permitted users and specific days and times when dogs aren’t allowed is also posted at Memorial Park sports field.

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albany community center The Albany Community Center features a large community room complete with a commercial-style kitchen and outdoor patio. The room is equipped with special sound and lighting for a stage or dance floor, drop down projector screen for presentations, and a variety of tables and chairs for any event setup. This room is a very popular place for wedding receptions, parties and banquets throughout the year. Call Jess Cosby for a complete price quote and information at 559-7217.

albany senior center The Albany Senior Center is a wonderful place to host a meeting, party, banquet or get-together. The Center has one large room with a kitchen and one small room. Call Isabelle Leduc at the Senior Center at 524-9122 for availability and a price quote.

Block Parties & Picnic Rentals Start planning for your summer block partyget together with friends and family. Organizing a Block Party or picnic in the park is a great way enjoy the warm weather. Invite the Albany Fire Department to make a

presentation about disaster preparedness and we will waive the $26 fee. Call Robin Mariona at 524-9283 for information regarding picnic rentals or Jess Cosby 559-7217 to initiate a block party application.

tennis courts Tennis courts may be reserved by the public for reservations starting at 9 am daily. Players may reserve courts up to two weeks in advance; fees depend on residency and day reserved. You can now purchase a half or full year tennis light access code. Come to the Recreation Office (Community Center, 1249 Marin Avenue) to make a reservation.

Albany teen center The Teen Center is a great place for a meeting, special event or party. The building is equipped with a 52” LCD TV, computer lab, video games, pool table and an outdoor area. It is available for rental on weekday evenings from 7 pm–midnight. Weekends from 10 am–11 pm. For a detailed price quote call Jeremy Allen at (510) 559-7223. The Teen Center building is located at 1331 Portland Avenue in Memorial Park.

teen center birthday packages Need an exciting and fun place to host a birthday party for your child? Let the Albany Teen Center host your next party. The Albany Teen Center now offers birthday packages for young people. Your child will love the fun activities with their friends. We do the decorating and supervise the games and activities. Our parties allow the birthday child and parents to have a stress-free event. Packages include: a three-hour party (four hours including half-hour setup and cleanup); two (or more) Teen Center staff members to supervise and run activities; choice of five party activities; party lights and decorations; kitchen access; plates, utensils, napkins, cups, and ice; choice of Karaoke, video games, movies, pool table, foosball and computers. DJ with your music (iPod or CDs) available for $150. Custom, age-appropriate activities are available for little ones (ages 6–10), tweens (ages 10–14) and teens (ages 14–18). Fees: Up to 20 youth: $275 for Albany residents; $285 for non-residents; 21–30 youth: $325 for Albany residents; $335 for non-residents; 31–40 youth: $375 for Albany residents; $385 for non-residents. $35 application fee and $350 deposit fee for all birthday packages. 15% discount for current Teen Center members. For more information or to make a reservation, call Jeremy Allen at 559-7223.

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City Contacts

Community Contacts

City Administrator. . . . . . . . . . . . (510) 528-5710 City Attorney. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 528-5858 City Clerk. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 528-5720 City Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 528-5720 Community Development. . . . . . . . . . . . . 528-5760 Finance/City Treasurer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 528-5730 Fire & Emergency Medical Services . . . . . . 528-5770 City Maintenance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 524-9543 City Personnel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 528-5714 Police . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 525-7300 Recreation & Community Services. . . . . . . 524-9283 Friendship Club/Childcare Program. . . . . . 559-7220 Teen Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 525-0576 Senior Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 524-9122 Jobline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 528-5777

Albany Adult School. . . . . . . . . . . (510) 559-6580 Albany/Berkeley Soccer Club. . . . . . . . . . 526-3912 Chamber of Commerce. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 525-1771 Albany Education Foundation. . . . . . . . . . 558-6823 Albany Kid’s Corner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 526-7637 Albany Library. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 526-3720 Albany Little League . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 526-1404 Albany Lions Baseball. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 559-9148 Berkeley Lions Fall Tackle Football . . . . . . 528-4756 Berkeley Lions Winter Flag Football. . . . . . 528-4756 Albany Preschool. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 527-6403 Albany Pool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 559-6640 Albany Unified School District. . . . . . . . . 558-3750 Albany YMCA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 525-1130 Friends of the Albany Library. . . . . . 526-3720 x 26 Albany Memorial Veterans Building. . . . . . 525-9316 University Village Recreation. . . . . . . . . . 524-4926 Waste Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 613-8710 Parking Ticket Payments. . . . . . . . (925) 335-8550

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Arts Committee

Penelope Leach. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Staff Liaison Gary Class. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chair Heather Cunningham . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vice Chair Nick Pilch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Member John Bailes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Member Joseph Como. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Member Eddy So . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Member John Kindle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Member Meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm, Albany Library, Edith Stone Room

Ronnie Davis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Staff Liaison Alan Riffer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chair Sarah Whitmer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Member Karen Leeburg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Member Rosalie Gonzales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Member Linda Yamamoto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Member Leah Flanagan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Member Meets the 4th Wednesday of every odd-numbered month at 7:30 pm, Albany Library, Edith Stone Room

Isabelle Leduc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Staff Liaison Peggy McQuaid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chair Peter Goodman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Member Sheryl Black . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Member Amy St. George. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Member Susan AdamĂŠ. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Member Anne Bingham Goess . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Member Lisa Norman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Member Meets the 2nd Monday of each month at 7 pm, Albany Library, Edith Stone Room

Charter Review Committee

Traffic & Safety Commission

Preston Jordan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chair John Bailes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vice Chair Caryl O'Keefe. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Member Jerry Holan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Member Michael Wallace. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Member Meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month (as needed) at 7 pm, City Hall, Conference Room

Aleida Andrino-Chavez . . . . . . . . . . . Staff Liaison Ken McCrosbey. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chair John Miki. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vice Chair Ray Anderson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Member Lubov Mazur. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Member Bernard Knapp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Member Meets the 4th Thursday of every month at 7 pm, City Hall, Council Chambers

Community Media Access Committee

Ad Hoc Dog Committee

Brad Griffith. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Staff Liaison John Tonkin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Member John Kartychack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Member Christine Mullarkey. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Member Meets quarterly at 7:30 pm, Albany Community Center

Waterfront Committee

Ann Chaney. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Staff Liaison Francesco Papalia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chair Bill Dann . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vice Chair Steve Granholm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Member Brian Parsley. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Member Kathy Diehl. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Member Meets the 2nd & 4th Monday of each month at 7 pm, City Hall, Council Chambers

Jeremy Allen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Staff Liaison Anthony Marchitello. . . . . . . . . . . . . Staff Liaison Ellen Toomey. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chair Jackie Hermes Fletcher. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Member Jack Kenny. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Member Clay Larson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Member Naomi Lucks Sigal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Member Meets on the 4th Monday of each month at 6 pm, City Hall, Council Chambers

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recreation Facilities & Staff

Albany Friendship Club 900 Buchanan (Ocean View Park) (510) 559-7220 Hours: 1:55–6 pm, Monday–Friday Summer Hours: 8 am–6 pm, Monday–Friday Brad Griffith, Recreation Supervisor

albany Parks

Ocean View Park . . . . . . . 900 Buchanan Street Tennis, Tennis Hitting Wall, Basketball, Softball, Soccer, Picnic, Friendship Club, Playground, Community Garden Memorial Park . . . . . . . . .1325 Portland Avenue Tennis, Basketball, Baseball/Softball, Soccer, Playground, Picnic, Albany Teen Center Jewel's Terrace Park . . . . . Tevlin & Terrace Drive Tennis, Basketball, Playground, Picnic, Open field

Judy Lieberman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Staff Liaison Judy Kerr . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chair Gregory Perez . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Member Margie Marks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Member Ruth Ganong . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Member Ruth Cashmere . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Member Meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7:30 pm, City Hall, Council Chambers Planning & Zoning committee

Jeff Bond . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Staff Liaison Phillip Moss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chair David Arkin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vice Chair Peter Maass. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Member Stacey Eisenmann . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Member Leo Panian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Member Meets the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month at 7:30 pm, City Hall, Council Chambers

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Dartmouth Tot Lot Corner of Dartmouth & Talbot Play structure for small children

Albany Teen Center 1331 Portland Ave. (Memorial Park) (510) 525-0576 Hours: 3–6 pm, Monday–Friday Summer Hours: 9 am–6 pm, Monday–Friday Jeremy Allen, Youth Services Manager

Social & economic Justice committee

Register

Pension Board

Sustainability committee

Nicole Almaguer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Staff Liaison Thomas Cooper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Member Megan Jennings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Member Janet Smith-Heimer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Member Del Price. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Member Suzanne Schrift . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Member Dan Lieberman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Member Third Wednesday of each month at 7:30 pm, City Hall, Council Chambers

civil Service Board

Aaron Walker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Staff Liaison Jack Rosano . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chair Kaz Mori . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Member Robert Cheasty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Member Judy Abel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Member Steven Schwartzberg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Member Meets on the 1st Monday of every odd-numbered month (ass needed) at 6 pm, City Hall

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Log on to www.albanyca.org/rec iN PerSON, By mail , Or drOP - OFF

Complete the form on the following page and bring or send to: City of Albany Recreation and Community Services 1249 Marin Ave., Albany, CA 94706

3 Kim Denton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Member Joanne Wile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Member Rich Courtney . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Member Carla Hertzog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Member Meets the last Tuesday of the month at 10 am, Location TBA

There are three ways to register for classes:

By PhONe Or Fax

Call (510) 524-9283 during normal business hours to register by phone using your credit card, or fax your completed Registration Form (next page) to (510) 528-8914. reFuNd POlicy

Refunds will not be granted after the first class meeting. Refunds requested prior to the first class or camp meeting: Four (4) business days or more: • Payee will be refunded less a $10 administrative fee. • If the payee chooses to transfer to another class/camp or apply a credit to their account, the $10 fee will be waived. Three (3) business days or fewer: • Payee will be refunded less $30 ($10 administrative fee plus a $20 late fee). • If the payee chooses to transfer to another class/camp or apply a credit to their account, the $10 administrative fee will be waived.

Refund Requests must be made in writing to: City of Albany Recreation and Community Services 1249 Marin Avenue Albany, CA 94706 or by fax to (510) 528-8914, or by email to recinfo@albanyca.org.

Dial 211 for information and referrals to health, housing, and human services in Alameda County. 211 is a free and confidential phone service, available 24/7 in over 170 languages.

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Albany Community Center 1249 Marin Avenue (510) 524-9283 Hours: 8:30 am–6:30 pm, Mondays & Tuesdays 8:30 am–5 pm Wed. & Thur.; 8:30 am–Noon Fridays Penelope Leach, Recreation & Community Services Director Chelle Putzer, Community Services Manager Jess Cosby, Robin Mariona, and Rosemarie Chu, Recreation Coordinators Heather Robinson, Adult Sports Coordinator

Albany Senior Center 846 Masonic Avenue (510) 524-9122 Hours: 9 am–5 pm, Monday–Friday Isabelle Leduc, Recreation Supervisor Nick Jordan, Recreation Coordinator


Registration Form

Registration Form

City of Albany Recreation & Community Services

1249 Marin Avenue Albany, CA 94706

Family Account Info (list all who will participate) Last Name First Name Birthdate

(510) 528-8914 FAX (510) 524-9283 PHONE Gender (M/F)

PRIMARY (ADULT) CONTACT

Work/Cell Phone Number

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Address City

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Home Phone (

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E-mail

Activity Sign up: List each Participant

Class/Camp Name

Dates

Time

Payment Method

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Check

TOTAL FEES

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Credit Card

(Payable to City of Albany)

Card Number

Charge my: Expiration Date

Credit Card Authorized Signature

Refund Policy

Refunds requested prior to the first class/camp meeting: Four (4) business days or more: • Payee will be refunded less a $10 administrative fee. • If the payee chooses to transfer to another class/camp or apply a credit to their account, the $10 fee will be waived.

Refunds will not be granted after the first class or camp meeting Three (3) business days or fewer: • Payee will be refunded less $30 ($10 administrative fee plus a $20 late fee). • If the payee chooses to transfer to another class/camp or apply a credit to their account, the $10 administrative fee will be waived.

Liability Release: I AGREE to assume the risk of accident or injury sustained from whatever cause in connection with the activity, and release the City of Albany, its officers, agents and employees from any and all liability for any such accident or injury caused by whatever reason, including but not limited to an act of omission. I understand that no medical insurance is provided. 58

Refund Requests must be made in writing to: City of Albany Recreation and Community Services 1249 Marin Avenue Albany, CA 94706 or by fax to (510) 528-8914, or by email to recinfo@albanyca.org.

Photo Release: I acknowledge that the City of Albany takes photographs and videotapes of its activities and events for publicity purposes and authorize the use of my image or my child’s image by the City for such purposes. I understand I will not be compensated for use of photos or videos.

City of Albany

recreation & community services 510 524-9283


Sunday, May 1, 2011 Memorial Park 11am–3 pm

CELEBRATING

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT BOOTHS & VENDORS GAMES & HANDS-ON CRAFTS FOR KIDS DELICIOUS FOOD

ALBANY’S COMMITMENT TO THE ARTS & THE ENVIRONMENT Green your life & get involved! Get ideas to $ave energy & money. Learn how to reduce your carbon footprint. Connect with local green organizations. Discover how your food and lifestyle choices make a difference. Get tips on droughttolerant gardening, solar power, and more.

Experience the arts! On stage all day will be local youth musicians, singers, dance groups, and a recycling game show with fun prizes. Join the Maypole and other dances! Local artists will be showing and selling original works. Free chalk art fun for all.

Check performance & activity schedules at www.albanyca.org

Ride your bike to the festival! Free bicycle valet parking! Get a free or low-cost bike tune-up! Provided by Albany Strollers & Rollers and Street Level Cycles.

Sponsored by the City of Albany, the Albany Arts Committee, the Albany Sustainability Committee, the Albany Community Foundation, and Albany Strollers & Rollers. Free bicycle valet parking sponsored by Bua Luang Thai Cuisine.

Get rid of small electronic junk! Free computer and household e-waste collection will be provided by ACCRC for responsible recycling.

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4thofJuly MONDAY, JULY 4 · 11am–4pm · MEMORIAL PARK green, red, white & blue celebration* family fun, entertainment, food kid’s games · family games · rock climbing wall giant obstacle course · mustache/beard contest mechanical bull · watermelon eating contest east bay vivarium · vintage baseball game community fun booth challenge · pet show Arrive early for the annual Albany Lions Club pancake breakfast, 8–11 am, Veterans Memorial Building

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