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OFFICIAL SCORE CARD O N PA G E 5 7 and at

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Take the Albany Local Week Challenge! See how much you can do, shop, eat, and play within Albany’s square mile the week of September 22–28. A Al bany ba ny Local Week is an opportunity to discover and Albany ce ele ebr brat a e what Albany has to offer while supporting our at celebrate loca lo c l businesses ca bus bu s local and organizations. Simp Si mp ply use the official score card, keeping track Simply o y ourr activities from September 22–28. (Score card, ou of your in nst stru ruc c instructions, and list of special offers are available on p . 56–58 pp 5 56 pp. of this Activity Guide. Additional forms are avai av a la ai a available and at albanyca.org/albanylocalweek or at the Co om Community Center.) The person with the top score will h be honored with his or her name on the Über Albany Lo oc Local Cup. Winner will be announced at Dinner with Ab Al Albany event (see page 40). Everyone who submits t th their score card by September 28, 2012 will receive a li limited edition participation prize.

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GET READY FOR DINNER!

Albany’s centennial event—Dinner with Albany— proved such a smashing success, we’ve made it a biennial event! See page 40 for details, and be sure to reserve your table(s) soon. Cover adapted from an original photo by Dorothy Brown Photography

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Summer Camp Leftovers. . . . . . . . . 2

Senior Center . . . . . . . . . . . 32–33

Youth Activities

KALB & Filmfest. . . . . . . . . . . . 34

Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Special Interest. . . . . . . . . . 4–5 Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6–7 Fitness. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Martial Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Dance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10–11

Arts Committee . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

Friendship Club. . . . . . . . . . . 12–13

Map. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60

Teen Center. . . . . . . . . . . . 14–17

Neighbors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61

Adult Activities

Volunteers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62

Special Interest. . . . . . . . . . . 18 Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Dance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20–21 Music. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Martial Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Exercise & Fitness. . . . . . . . . . 24 Adult Sport Leagues . . . . . . . . . 25

Green Things. . . . . . . . . . . . .

Events. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36–39 Dinner with Albany. . . . . . . . . 40–41 Dinner with Albany Sponsors . . . . 42–55 Albany Local Week . . . . . . . . . 56–59

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Parks & Facilities. . . . . . . . . . 64–65 City Information . . . . . . . . . . 66–67 How to Register. . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Registration Form . . . . . . . . . . . 68

Boomers & Beyond Exercise & Dance. . . . . . . . . . 26 Walking. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Special Interest. . . . . . . . . . . 29 Travel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30–31

activity guide Fall 2012

www.twitter.com/AlbanyRecDept www.facebook.com/albanyrec

Registration: WWW.ALBANYCA.ORG/ONLINEREG OR FORM ON PAGE 68

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Camps

Summer Camp Leftovers Tennis Camps for Tots, Tweens & Teens 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 i n y To t s c a mp : AGES 4 – 6 DATE

DAY

TIME

Aug 13–Aug 17

M–F

9­–10 am

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

5x

$58

NONRES.

$68

Skyhawks Track & Field

Art Intensive Camps

AGES 6 – 1 2

Ages 7–14

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.

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

DATE

DAY

TIME

Aug 6–Aug 10

M–F

9 am–noon

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

5x

$139

DATE

DAY

TIME

Aug 13–Aug 17

M–F

10 am–noon

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

5x

$110

NONRES.

$120

t e e n s c a mp : AGES 1 2 – 1 6 DATE

DAY

TIME

Aug 13–Aug 17

M–F

1–3 pm

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

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

5x

$110

NONRES.

$120

DAY

TIME

Aug 13–Aug 17

M–F

1:30–4 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

5x

$167

NONRES.

$177

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

NONRES.

$149

Instructor: Skyhawks Staff Location: Cougar Field Track, Albany Middle School

Play-Well: Jedi Engineering with LEGO®

Min: 15; Max: 20

AGES 5 – 1 2

Mini-Hawk: Soccer, Baseball, Basketball

Build X-Wings, droids and palaces inspired by designs made a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. Create motorized sand crawlers, drone assembly lines and Battle cruisers. A new offering of imaginative and original designs.

AGES 4 – 7 t w e e n s c a mp : AGES 6 – 1 1

DATE

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.

Min: 4; Max: 16 (12 Tiny Tots) DATE

DAY

TIME

Aug 6–Aug 10

M–F

9 am–noon

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

5x

$139

NONRES.

Ages 5–6 DATE

DAY

TIME

Aug 6–Aug 10

M–F

9 am–noon

DATE

DAY

TIME

Aug 6–Aug 10

M–F

1–4 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

5x

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

5x

Min: 11; Max: 24

Ages 12–16

Gymnastics and More Ages 3–5.5

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.

Aug 13–Aug 17

M–F 9:30 am–12:30 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

5x

Instructor: California Gymnastic Services Location: Albany Community Center, Hall

$181

$189

$149

Super Chef Basics for Teens

TIME

$179

NONRES.

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

Min: 15; Max: 32

DAY

$189

Ages 7–12

Instructor: Skyhawks Staff Location: Memorial Park, 1331 Portland Avenue, Albany

DATE

$179

NONRES.

NONRES.

$191

Get confident in the kitchen! This dairy-free, glutenfree cooking class includes both meat and vegan options for each recipe. We will broil, sautee, steam, bake and ferment fresh whole foods. This class features safe knife skills and an overview of nutritional benefits of featured ingredients by a certified nutrition consultant. To become a Super Chef, we will vary ingredients each week to build confidence in the students with the techniques. $20 material fee paid to instructor. Note: One week pre-registration prior to camp start date required. Day 1: Quick Broil and Salads; Day 2: Nut milk, Pesto and Smoothies; Day 3: Sauerkraut and Kimchi; Day 4: Steam vegetables and Bean Soup; Day 5: Tortillas and Tamale pie DATE

DAY

TIME

Aug 13–Aug 17

M–F

9:30–11:30 am

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

5x

$154

NONRES.

$164

Instructor: Ilah Jarvis, NC Location: Albany Community Center, Kitchen Min: 3; Max: 9

Min: 6; Max: 14

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Art

Draw/Paint from Life & Beyond

Clay for Kids

Partners in Creativity

Ages 6–13

Ages 4–7

A g e s 2 – 5 ( w i t h A d u lt )

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.

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. Parents are welcome in the classroom with their younger child. $10 material fee paid to the instructor.

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: holiday mask making, seasonal and holiday ideas. The class will provide fine arts papers, paints and other material used by professional artists as well as, edible, nontoxic materials that produce beautiful art work. $10 material fee paid to instructor.

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

DATE

DAY

TIME

Sept 4–Oct 2

Tue

3:45–4:45 pm

5x

Oct 9–Nov 6

Tue

3:45–4:45 pm

5x

Nov 13–Dec 11

Tue

3:45–4:45 pm

5x

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

NONRES.

DATE

DAY

TIME

$99

$109

Sept 5–Oct 3

Wed

2:15–3:15 pm

5x

$109

$119

$99

$109

Oct 10–Nov 7

Wed

2:15–3:15 pm

5x

$109

$119

$99

$109

Nov 14–Dec 12

Wed

2:15–3:15 pm

5x

$109

$119

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

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

Min: 4; Max: 16

Min: 4; Max: 8

Advanced Clay for Kids

Ages 6–1 1

Ages 8–14

Make cartoon stories! By following the step-by-step instructions, children will draw a number of different subjects in cartoon style and learn how to create a story. By the end of each course, children will create story cartoon books. $5 material fee paid to instructor.

Make sculptures pots, and tiles like the ancient Greeks. Learn to use the wheel. We will glaze our clay, and do a fun painting or drawing project the last day. Work with Bay Area Artist Sharyl Gates. Sign-up early, this class tends to fill. $10 material fee paid to the instructor.

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

DAY

TIME

Sept 20–Oct 25

Thur

4–5 pm

6x

Nov 1–Dec 13*

Thur

4–5 pm

6x

Min: 5; Max: 15

DATE

DAY

TIME

$97

$107

Sept 5–Oct 3

Wed

4–5:15 pm

5x

$119

$129

$97

$107

Oct 10–Nov 7

Wed

4–5:15 pm

5x

$119

$129

Nov 14–Dec 12

Wed

4–5:15 pm

5x

$119

$129

*No class on Nov 22

TIME

Dec 5–Dec 12

Wed

10 am–noon

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

2x

$47

NONRES.

$57

Min: 3; Max: 6

NONRES.

Instructor: Fumiyo Yoshikawa, art@fumiyo-y.com Location: Albany Community Center, Craft Room

DAY

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

Cartoon Drawing

DATE

DATE

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

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

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Youth

Special Interest

Mandarin for Kids (Beginning/Intermediate) Ages 1–10

Mandarin, one of the most spoken and challenging languages, is learned through intensive study of popular children storybooks in our program. Students will learn target words, sentence structures and practical expressions in a meaningful context. Learning takes place in a progressively Mandarin-speaking setting where communicative approach and total physical response technique are widely used and applied. Such methods renders better retention of the language in that learning is frequently reinforced through a variety of activities in a coherent and cohesive way. Our experienced Chinese teacher is committed to Mandarin education and teaches the language in a professional manner. Your children will acquire a second or third language in a fun and dynamic environment and also develop critical thinking skills and motivation in learning. $20 material fee paid to instructor (Includes storybook translation, song charts and CDs). P a r e n t / To d d l e r : AGES 1 – 3 DATE

DAY

TIME

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

Learn & Play Magic: The Gathering (A Collectable Card Game)

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

Ages 10–1 8

Ages 7–13

In Magic: the Gathering, the players are magicians, casting spells (cards) and trying to defeat opposing magicians. For the kids, it's a fun game involving skill, chance, and imagination. For adults it's a complex problem solving game involving logic and statistics. Throughout the session, Aldo will answer questions concerning strategy, rules of the game, and deck construction. He helps match players of equal skill and experience. Decks may be borrowed or you can bring your own.

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

$139

3:30–5 pm

6x

$76

$86

3:30–5 pm

6x

$76

$86

Min: 3; Max: 10

Dec 7–Dec 21

Fri

3:30–5 pm

3x

$40

$50

Min: 4; Max: 24

*No class on Nov 23

NE W

The Holiday Movie Ages 5–10

The Holiday Movie starts with a completed season themed script that challenges the young filmmakers to integrate some simple special effects into their digital film. Adding to the film’s theatricality, they may bring props and costumes from home to heighten the authenticity of the film, although, basic costumes and props are provided by the program. Using basic video cameras and editing software, they take on the various key roles of the filmmaking process – those of director, editor, producer, and actors. They produce the script, as written and complete a digital short film to be screened on the last day of class for families and friends.

14x

$256

$266

DATE

DAY

TIME

28x

$468

$478

Oct 18–Dec 13*

Thur

3:30–5 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

8x

$100

*No class on Nov 20

Game Design (Beginning/Advanced)

Instructor: Arnold Aldus Jackson (Aldo), (510) 548-1431 Location: Albany Community Center, EOC Room

10–10:50 am

NE W

Ages 7–12

This program combines both advanced and beginning students allowing participants to work at a slower or more advanced pace dependent upon individual needs and aptitudes. Advanced gamers will work on their own computers and be mentored through a series of lessons that allow them to add character movement, multiple platforms and introduce a variety of game formats. Beginners will work in pairs on one computer and be introduced by the teacher to the fundamentals of game design and beginning game computer programming. DATE

DAY

TIME

Oct 10–Nov 28

Wed

3:30–5 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

8x

$100

NONRES.

$110

Instructor: Freshi Films Staff Location: Albany Community Center, EOC Room Min: 10; Max: 30

NONRES.

$110

Instructor: Freshi Films Staff Location: Albany Community Center, Rooms 1 & 2

P r e - s c h oo l / K i n d e r g a r t e n e r s : AGES 3 – 5 NONRES.

Sept 10–Dec 17* Mon

11 am–noon

14x

$256

$266

Sept 13–Dec 20* Thur

11 am–noon

14x

$256

$266

Sept 10–Dec 20* M/Th

11 am–noon

28x

$468

$478

Min: 10; Max: 30

*No class on Nov 22

Math: Algebra I & II, Geometry & Trigonometry Ages 12–1 8

1 s t – 5 t h g r a d e Af t e r - s c h oo l : AGES 5 . 5 – 1 0 NONRES.

Sept 10–Dec 17* Mon

3:30–6 pm

14x

$404

$414

Sept 13–Dec 20* Thur

3:30–6 pm

14x

$404

$414

Sept 10–Dec 20* M/Th

3:30–6 pm

28x

$754

$764

Instructor: ChenXia Zhu Location: Albany Community Center, EOC Room Min: 5; Max: 12

$164

$129

Fri

10–10:50 am

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

$154

5x

Fri

Sept 10–Dec 20* M/Th

TIME

6x

3:30–5 pm

Oct 19–Nov 30*

Sept 13–Dec 20* Thur

DAY

3:30–5 pm

Tue

Sept 7–Oct 12

$266

DATE

Tue

Oct 23–Nov 27*

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

$256

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

Sept 11–Oct 16

TIME

14x

TIME

TIME

DAY

10–10:50 am

DAY

NONRES.

NONRES.

DAY

DATE

Sept 10–Dec 17* Mon

DATE

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

DATE

*No class on Nov 12 & Nov 22

This class will address fundamental algebraic laws and operations including: absolute values and operations with fractions, algebraic operations, solving linear equations/linear inequalities, graphing quadratic equations, logarithms, exponentials. Angles and trigonometric functions will aslo be taught. Students need to bring a spiral notebook, pencils, and erasers. ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

DATE

DAY

TIME

Sept 8–Oct 13

Sat

3–4:30 pm

6x

$154

$164

Oct 20–Dec 1*

Sat

3–4:30 pm

5x

$129

$139

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

4

*No class on Nov 10 & Nov 24

City of Albany

recreation & community services 510 524-9283


Music Together®

Piano Lessons

Ages 5–12

Ages 0–5

Ages 5–1 8

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.”

Music Together® is the award winning program that pioneered parent participation, early childhood music classes. We provide a true family music experience, as siblings can attend the mixed age classes together. Moms, dads, aunts, grandparents and best buddies are all invited to attend. What will you and your child find in a Music Together® class? Rainbow colored falling leaves, cows sitting in the old oak tree, tyrannosaurus rex, shining stars, rockets to the moon, trains to the beach. You will hear happy village harvest dances, Korean lullabies, Cuban rain forest songs, Jazz, classical, oldies and goodies, music from around the globe as well as original compositions written for Music Together® classes. You'll find drums of all sorts, bells, triangles, shakers, scrapers, kitchen instruments, scarves, stretchy dancing ribbon–instruments galore! $50 material fee payable to instructor. Each family receives a CD set, Song Book, Parent Guide DVD and Musical Growth chart. We offer two make-up classes per session to be used at any convenient location, day and time. Siblings under 6 months old are free, over 6 months are $120.

Students will receive a 30 minutes private lesson. Lessons will emphasize a music conservatory style of training, maintaining interest levels and progressing to an advanced playing level in a short period of time. Lesson times will be arranged upon completing registration for the class. Instrument used for this class will be a full keyboard.

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

DATE

DAY

TIME

Sept 10–Oct 15

Mon

2:15–3:30 pm

Sept 10–Oct 15

Mon

3:30–4:45 pm

6x

$112

$122

Sept 10–Oct 15

Mon

4:45–6 pm

6x

$112

$122

Oct 22–Dec 3*

Mon

2:15–3:30 pm

6x

$112

$122

Oct 22–Dec 3*

Mon

2:15–3:30 pm

6x

$112

$122

Oct 22–Dec 3*

Mon

2:15–3:30 pm

6x

$112

$122

6x

$112

$122

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

*No class on Nov 12

TIME

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

DATE

DAY

Sept 11–Nov 13

Tue

9:30–10:15 am

10x

$154

$164

Sept 11–Nov 13

Tue

10:30–11:15 am

10x

$154

$164

Sept 14–Nov 16

Fri

9:30–10:15 am

10x

$154

$164

Sept 14–Nov 16

Fri

10:30–11:15 am

10x

$154

$164

Sept 9–Nov 18*

Sun

9:15–10 am

10x

$154

$164

Sept 9–Nov 18*

Sun

10:15–11 am

10x

$154

$164

Instructor: Music Together Staff Location: Albany Community Center, EOC Room Min: 6; Max: 12

*No class on Nov 11

DATE

DAY

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

TIME

NONRES.

Sept 5–Sept 26

Wed

3–7:30 pm

4x

$124

$134

Oct 3–Oct 24

Wed

3–7:30 pm

4x

$124

$134

Oct 31–Nov 21

Wed

3–7:30 pm

4x

$124

$134

Nov 28–Dec 19

Wed

3–7:30 pm

4x

$124

$134

Instructor: Kings Chen/Shu Ming Leung, (510) 559-3609 Location: Albany Community Center, Staff Lounge Min: 1; Max: 9

Comic Book Creators

NE W

Ages 5–9

Participants learn the fundamentals of creating a dynamic and visually exciting digital comic book. Using basic digital still cameras and software, students will work in groups to create stories, panels and layouts of comic book pages as well as learn the fundamentals of storyboarding and page layout. Polishing their comic book, they will add text, dialogue, graphics and vivid colors to bring their pages to life! DATE

DAY

TIME

Oct 2–Nov 27*

Tue

3:30–5 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

8x

$100

NONRES.

$110

Instructor: Freshi Films Staff Location: Albany Community Center, Hall Min: 10; Max: 30

*No class on Oct 16

Write On! Creative Writing Lab for Kids Ages 8–12

For the reluctant writer to the enthusiastic, this intensive writing program is designed to strengthen students' abilities to express themselves through the written word with special emphasis on skill-building (mechanics, editing, spelling). Small, cooperative, fun classes will focus on various writing strategies from pre-writing and organizing ideas to drafting, revising and publishing a class magazine. The series is cumulative and will build on previous lessons, including those taught in the Creative Writing Summer Lab! ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

DAY

TIME

Sept 13–Oct 11

Thur

4–6 pm

5x

$154

$164

Oct 18–Nov 15

Thur

4–6 pm

5x

$154

$164

Nov 29–Dec 20

Thur

4–6 pm

4x

$124

$134

Instructor: Abby Skrivan, www.writeonyouth.com Location: Albany Middle School, Room 203 Min: 6; Max: 20

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NONRES.

DATE

Chenxia Zhu will receive her Masters Degree in Education this spring. She is currently teaching a composition class at CSU, East Bay, as well as, after-school Mandarin programs at Chabot Elementary and Redwood Day School. She is creative, patient and energetic in her classroom and has been working with kids in summer camps for years. She adapts children's popular stories into plays and incorporates acting and singing into language learning. She has obtained CBEST and also CSET Single Subject Credential in Mandarin.

Registration: WWW.ALBANYCA.ORG/ONLINEREG OR FORM ON PAGE 68

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Kids’ Carpentry


YOUTH

Sports

Beginning Tennis Ages 6–10

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. DATE

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

DAY

TIME

Sept 5–Sept 24

M/W

3:30–4:30 pm

6x

$90

Sept 26–Oct 15

M/W

3:30–4:30 pm

6x

$90

$100

Oct 17–Nov 5

M/W

3:30–4:30 pm

6x

$90

$100

Nov 7–Nov 28*

M/W

3:30–4:30 pm

6x

$90

$100

Dec 3–Dec 19

M/W

3:30–4:30 pm

6x

$90

$100

$100

Instructor: John Fry & Staff Location: Memorial Park Tennis Courts Min: 4; Max: 10

*No class on Nov 12

Intermediate Tennis Ages 7–1 1

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. DATE

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

DAY

TIME

Sept 5–Sept 24

M/W

4:30–5:30 pm

6x

$90

Sept 26–Oct 15

M/W

4:30–5:30 pm

6x

$90

$100

Oct 17–Nov 5

M/W

4:30–5:30 pm

6x

$90

$100

Nov 7–Nov 28*

M/W

4:30–5:30 pm

6x

$90

$100

Dec 3–Dec 19

M/W

4:30–5:30 pm

6x

$90

$100

$100

Instructor: John Fry & Staff Location: Memorial Park Tennis Courts Min: 4; Max: 10

*No class on Nov 12

Kidz Love Soccer: Tot Soccer A g es 3. 5 – 4

Little tykes will enjoy running and kicking just like the big kids! Encourages large motor skill development through fun soccer games and introduces small children to the group setting. Shin guards are required after the first meeting. DATE

DAY

TIME

Sept 29–Nov 10

Sat

2:55–3:25 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

7x

$86

NONRES.

$96

Instructor: Kidz Love Soccer Staff, Rain-out Hotline (888) 372-5803 Location: Jewel's Terrace Park, Tevlin & Terrace Drive, Albany Min: 6; Max: 24

6

City of Albany

recreation & community services 510 524-9283


Kidz Love Soccer: Pre Soccer

Ages 10–14

Ages 4–5

This class is for students with 2-3 years of tennis instruction and experience. Bring one unopened can of tennis balls to the first class.

Children will have fun and learn the basic techniques of the game; all while building self-esteem and learning to follow instructions in a nurturing teaching environment. Shin guards are required after the first meeting.

DATE

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

DAY

TIME

Sept 5–Sept 24

M/W

5:30–6:30 pm

6x

$90

$100

Sept 26–Oct 15

M/W

5:30–6:30 pm

6x

$90

$100

DATE

DAY

TIME

Sat

3:25–4 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

Oct 17–Nov 5

M/W

5:30–6:30 pm

6x

$90

$100

Sept 29–Nov 10

Nov 7–Nov 28*

M/W

5:30–6:30 pm

6x

$90

$100

Dec 3–Dec 19

M/W

5:30–6:30 pm

6x

$90

$100

Instructor: Kidz Love Soccer Staff, Rain-out Hotline (888) 372-5803 Location: Jewel's Terrace Park, Tevlin & Terrace Drive, Albany

Instructor: John Fry & Staff Location: Memorial Park Tennis Courts Min: 4; Max: 10

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. TIME

Private

1/2 hr

$86

$96

Min: 6; Max: 24 *No class on Nov 12

PRIVATE/GROUP

7x

NONRES.

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

1x

$32

NONRES.

Kidz Love Soccer: Soccer 1 Ages 5–6

Players will learn dribbling, passing, receiving, shooting, age-specific defense, etc. Fun skill games are played at every session and every participant will have a ball at his or her feet. Shin guards are required after the first meeting. ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

DATE

DAY

TIME

Sept 29–Nov 10

Sat

4–4:45 pm

7x

$86

NONRES.

$96

Instructor: Kidz Love Soccer Staff, Rain-out Hotline (888) 372-5803 Location: Jewel's Terrace Park, Tevlin & Terrace Drive, Albany Min: 6; Max: 24

$42

Private

1 hr

1x

$57

$67

Semi-Private

1 hr

1x

$29

$39

Group (Min 3)

1 hr

1x

$22

$32

Ages 6–16

Group (Min 4)

1 hr

1x

$18

$28

5-Session Package

1 hr

5x

$252

$302

Students learn proper stance, footwork, blade work and basic tactics in this comprehensive introduction to foil fencing. Exercises and games help to strengthen the body and develop speed and mobility. Fencers are grouped according to age and ability. All equipment is provided.

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

Beginner Fencing

AGES 6 – 8

Kidz Love Soccer: Mommy/Daddy & Me Soccer

DATE

DAY

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

TIME

NONRES.

Sept 10–Sept 24 Mon

4–5 pm

3x

$59

$69

A g es 2 – 3. 5

Oct 1–Oct 29

Mon

4–5 pm

5x

$99

$109

Introduce yourself and your toddler to the world’s most popular sport! As you and your child participate in our fun age-appropriate activities, your child will be develope their large motor skills and socialization skills. The fun happens on the field, and in Mommy/ Daddy & Me Soccer, parents are a part of the action!

Nov 5–Dec 10*

Mon

4–5 pm

5x

$99

$109

DAY

TIME

DATE

Sept 29–Nov 10

DAY

Sat

TIME

2:15–2:45 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

7x

$86

NONRES.

$96

Instructor: Kidz Love Soccer Staff, Rain-out Hotline (888) 372-5803 Location: Jewel's Terrace Park, Tevlin & Terrace Drive, Albany Min: 6; Max: 20

AGES 9 – 1 1 DATE

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

Sept 5–Sept 26

Wed

4–5 pm

4x

$79

$89

Oct 3–Oct 31

Wed

4–5 pm

5x

$99

$109

Nov 7–Dec 12*

Wed

4–5 pm

5x

$99

$109

AGES 1 2 – 1 6 DATE

DAY

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

TIME

NONRES.

Sept 7–Sept 28

Fri

4–5 pm

4x

$79

$89

Oct 5–Oct 26

Fri

4–5 pm

4x

$79

$89

Nov 2–Dec 14*

Fri

4–5 pm

6x

$119

$129

Instructor: Karen Ladenheim-Martos Location: Sport Fencing Center 5221 Central Ave. #9 (offsite) Min: 5; Max: 10

activity guide Fall 2012

Registration: WWW.ALBANYCA.ORG/ONLINEREG OR FORM ON PAGE 68

*No class on Nov 19, 21 & 23

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Advanced Tennis


YOUTH

Fitness

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 22 years. She is a certified yoga and Acu-yoga instructor, as well as, an acupressure practitioner. ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

DATE

DAY

TIME

Sept 5–Oct 3

Wed

6:30–8 pm

5x

$56

$66

Oct 10–Nov 7

Wed

6:30–8 pm

5x

$56

$66

Nov 14–Dec 12

Wed

6:30–8 pm

5x

$56

$66

User Friendly Pilates: Increase Core Strength 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

Your core muscles, the deepest abdominal, lumbar and pelvic floor muscles, protect your spine and prepare you for strenuous activities. Discover how to develop core strength with the proper awareness and mental focus to get fit without getting hurt and improve performance in dance, sports and martial arts. Instructor has over 18 years experience specializing in movement education and injury prevention, and works in many different settings, including physical therapy clinics, Kaiser hospitals, and private practice. He is a Certified Pilates Instructor and Feldenkrais® Somatic Practitioner with an extensive background as a professional dancer. This is a mixed level class (beginning to intermediate). Mats provided. ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

DATE

DAY

TIME

Sept 10–Oct 29

Mon

6:30–8 pm

8x

$104

$114

Nov 5–Dec 17*

Mon

6:30–8 pm

6x

$78

$88

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

*No class on Nov 12

NONRES.

Instructor: Viji Sundaram Location: Albany Community Center, Rooms 1 & 2

DATE

DAY

TIME

Sept 12–Oct 24

Wed

5:45–6:45 pm

7x

$88

$98

Min: 5; Max: 20

Oct 31–Dec 19*

Wed

5:45–6:45 pm

7x

$88

$98

Instructor: Ernie Adams, (510) 619-9223, www.bodyinaction.com Location: Albany Community Center, Hall Min: 8; Max: 35

8

*No class on Nov 21

City of Albany

recreation & community services 510 524-9283


Beginning Ki-Aikido

Advanced Shao-Lin Kung Fu

Ages 7–14

A g e s 8 – 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.

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. Instructor Henry Chang is the 31st generation of Shao Lin Temple.

DATE

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.

DAY

Sept 5–Sept 28 M/W/F Oct 1–Oct 31

M/W/F

Nov 2–Nov 30* M/W/F Dec 3–Dec 21

M/W/F

TIME

4–5 pm 4–5 pm 4–5 pm 4–5 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

NONRES.

Sept 1–Sept 29

Sat

9–11 am

5x

$54

$64

Oct 6–Oct 27

Sat

9–11 am

4x

$54

$64

Nov 3–Nov 17

Sat

9–11 am

3x

$54

$64

Dec 1–Dec 22

Sat

9–11 am

4x

$54

$64

$44

$54 $74

$44

$54

2-3x/week $64

1x/week

$74

$44

$54

2-3x/week $64

1x/week

$74

A g e s 6 – A d u lt

This class teaches basic martial arts techniques for beginners, including body stretching, kicking and two styles of boxing. Instructor Henry Chang is the 31st generation of Shao Lin Temple. ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

DATE

DAY

TIME

Sept 6–Oct 11

Thur

3:30–4:30 pm

6x

$64

$74

Nov 15–Dec 20*

Thur

3:30–4:30 pm

4x

$44

$54

6x

$64

$74

4x

$44

$54

*No class on Nov 22 & Dec 13

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

*No class on Nov 12, 16 & 23

Albany Karate For Kids! Ages 6–16

Sat: 9–10 am (All levels) Sat: 10–10:50 am (Advanced Blue Belt & up may attend 2x/wk)

Beginning/Intermediate Shao-Lin Kung Fu

4:30–5:30 pm 4:30–5:30 pm

Min: 2; Max: 25

form s, Self-Defense & W e apons

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

Thur Thur

$54

1x/week

NONRES.

Nov 15–Dec 20*

$74

2-3x/week $64

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

Sept 6–Oct 11

$44

1x/week

Min: 5; Max: 25

TIME

TIME

2-3x/week $64

Instructor: Maida Sensei and certified staff, (510) 290-8640, kiaikido@kiaikido.org Location: Albany Community Center, Hall Albany Community Center, Rooms 1 & 2 (Nov 3), Albany Senior Center (Nov 17, Dec 8 & Dec 15)

DAY

DAY

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

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 Kick-A-Thons. Family and friends are invited to watch! New students are always welcome and beginners may start at anytime. Please plan your schedule carefully; there are no make-ups or credits for missed classes. Uniforms and test fees are optional and paid to Albany Karate for Kids, see instructor for details.

DATE

DATE

ALBANY RESIDENT

NONRES.

DATE

DAY

MEETS

Sept 8–Oct 27

Sat

1-2x/week

$87

$97

Nov 3–Dec 22*

Sat

1-2x/week

$87

$97

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 also partners with the Albany Y to provide Girls Rock! a program for middle school girls based on the Girls Circle curriculum. This popular program is designed to help girls learn empowering communications skills. In a small group setting, girls will be encouraged to express themselves in discussions and creative activities such as role playing, drawing, collage, drama and writing. Several outdoor adventure field trips are part of the class. For more APAL information visit www. albanypal. net or contact Peggy McQuaid, APAL Program Coordinator, at apal@albanypal.net or call (510) 526-7855. Police & Youth Working Together for a Safer Community

Instructor: Sensei Dara Connolly, (510) 847-2400, www.albanykarateforkids.com Location: Albany Community Center, Rooms 1 & 2 Albany Community Center, Hall (Nov 3 & Dec 15) Min: 4; Max: 50

*No class on Nov 24

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

*No class on Nov 22 & Dec 13

activity guide Fall 2012

Registration: WWW.ALBANYCA.ORG/ONLINEREG OR FORM ON PAGE 68

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YOUTH

Martial Arts

Kids’ Ki-Aikido


YOUTH

Dance

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Ballet: Beginning

Ballet: Level 2

Tap: Level 1

A g es 3. 5 – 5

Ages 8–13

Ages 5–7

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

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

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

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

DATE

DAY

TIME

NONRES.

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

DATE

DAY

TIME

DATE

DAY

TIME

Sept 7–Oct 26

Fri

4–4:30 pm

8x

$68

$78

Sept 7–Oct 26

Fri

11:30 am–noon

8x

$68

$78

Sept 7–Oct 26

Fri

4:30–5 pm

8x

$68

$78

Nov 2–Dec 21*

Fri

4–4:30 pm

7x

$60

$70

Sept 7–Oct 26

Fri

1:30–2 pm

8x

$68

$78

Nov 2–Dec 21*

Fri

4:30–5 pm

7x

$60

$70

Sept 7–Oct 26

Fri

5:30–6 pm

8x

$68

$78

Nov 2–Dec 21*

Fri

11:30 am–noon

7x

$60

$70

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

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

Nov 2–Dec 21*

Fri

1:30–2 pm

7x

$60

$70

Min: 6; Max: 25

Nov 2–Dec 21*

Fri

5:30–6 pm

7x

$60

$70

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

*No class on Nov 23

Min: 6; Max: 25

Tap: Level 2

Tap: Beginning

Ages 8–13

A g es 3. 5 – 5

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

Ballet: Level 1 Ages 5–7

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

Sept 7–Oct 26

Fri

3:30–4 pm

8x

$68

$78

Sept 7–Oct 26

Fri

6–6:30 pm

8x

$68

$78

Nov 2–Dec 21*

Fri

3:30–4 pm

7x

$60

$70

Nov 2–Dec 21*

Fri

6–6:30 pm

7x

$60

$70

*No class on Nov 23

*No class on Nov 23

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

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

DAY

TIME

NONRES.

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

DATE

DAY

TIME

Sept 7–Oct 26

Fri

5–5:30 pm

8x

$68

$78

Sept 7–Oct 26

Fri

2–2:30 pm

8x

$68

$78

Nov 2–Dec 21*

Fri

5–5:30 pm

7x

$60

$708

Nov 2–Dec 21*

Fri

2–2:30 pm

7x

$60

$70

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

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

Min: 6; Max: 25

*No class on Nov 23

*No class on Nov 23

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

10

*No class on Nov 23

City of Albany

recreation & community services 510 524-9283


Advanced Chinese Dance for Kids

Chinese Dance Technique/Wugong

Ages 6–12

Ages 12–13

Ages 7–12

This class will focus on Chinese techniques/wugong and learning different styles of Chinese Dance. The class includes preparation for the stage and performing in colorful Chinese costumes. We will perform publicly on a variety of occasions, including Chinese New Year, community service events, fundraisers, etc. This class continues in the spring culminating in a formal public stage performance in June.

Learn and master the movement and intricate gestures developed over centuries that constitute the basic technique of Chinese classical and folk dance. This class focuses on both classic ballet technique as relevant to Chinese dance and basic Chinese folk dance. The first half-hour of this class focuses on classic ballet technique as relevant to Chinese dance The main hour-long portion of the class teaches basic Chinese folk dance. Our class includes preparation for the stage and performing in colorful Chinese costumes. We will perform publicly on a variety of occasions, including Chinese New Year, community service events, fundraisers, etc. This class continues in the spring culminating in a formal public stage performance in June.

Chinese Dance Technique/“Wugong” class focuses on basic dance techniques and physical skills, and is a fundamental part of Chinese dance. Through single and linked movements incorporated into dance steps and moods, core dance techniques are developed into dance. The techniques can help dancers work towards the touchstones of Chinese dance aesthetic–height, lightness, speed, nimbleness and elegance.

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

DATE

DAY

TIME

Sept 8–Oct 27

Sat

5–5:45 pm

8x

$100

$110

Nov 3–Dec 22*

Sat

5–5:45 pm

7x

$88

$98

Instructor: Shaolan (Ah-Lan) Min Location: Albany Community Center, EOC Room Min: 8; Max: 18

*No class on Nov 24

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

Beginning Chinese Dance for Kids

DATE

DAY

TIME

Sept 8–Oct 27

Sat

2:30–4 pm

8x

$132

$142

AGES 4 – 9

Nov 3–Dec 22*

Sat

2:30–4 pm

7x

$116

$126

Learn and master the movement and intricate gestures developed over centuries that constitute the basic technique of Chinese classical and folk dance. This class focuses on both classic ballet technique as relevant to Chinese dance and basic Chinese folk dance. The first half-hour of this class focuses on basic Chinese folk dance. The second half-hour will teach classic ballet technique as relevant to Chinese folk dance. The class includes preparation for the stage and performing in colorful Chinese costumes. We will perform publicly on a variety of occasions, including Chinese New Year, community service events, fundraisers, etc.

Instructor: Shaolan (Ah-Lan) Min & Assistant Alissa Elegant-McCoy Location: Albany Community Center, Rooms 1 & 2

B e g i nn i g 1 : A g e s 4 – 5 ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

DATE

DAY

TIME

Sept 8–Oct 27

Sat

1–2 pm

8x

$104

$114

Nov 3–Dec 22*

Sat

1–2 pm

7x

$92

$102

Min: 8; Max: 18

*No class on Nov 24

Chinese Dance for Teens Ages 14–1 8

China has many regional and ethnic dance styles. The first hour of this class teaches basic Chinese (Han) folk dance and a variety of Chinese regional dancestyles. The last 45-minutes of the class focuses on classic ballet technique as relevant to Chinese dance. The class includes preparation for the stage, and we perform in colorful Chinese costumes. We will perform publicly on a variety of occasions, including Chinese New Year, community service events, fundraisers, etc. Class continues in the spring culminating in a formal public stage performance in June.

B e g i nn i n g 2 : A g e s 6 – 7 ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

DATE

DAY

TIME

Sept 8–Oct 27

Sat

2–3 pm

8x

$100

$110

Nov 3–Dec 22*

Sat

2–3 pm

7x

$88

$98

B e g i nn i n g 3 : A g e s 8 – 9 ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

DATE

DAY

TIME

Sept 8–Oct 27

Sat

Noon–1 pm

8x

$100

$110

Nov 3–Dec 22*

Sat

Noon–1 pm

7x

$88

$98

DATE

DAY

TIME

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

Sept 8–Oct 27

Sat

4–5:45 pm

8x

$148

$158

Nov 3–Dec 22*

Sat

4–5:45 pm

7x

$126

$136

Instructor: Shaolan (Ah-Lan) Min & Assistant Alissa Elegant-McCoy Location: Albany Community Center, Rooms 1 & 2 Min: 8; Max: 18

DATE

Sept 6–Oct 29 Nov 1–Dec 20*

DAY

TIME

M/Th

6:25–7:25 pm

M/Th

6:25–7:25 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

1x/wk

$100

$110

2x/wk

$180

$190

1x/wk

$88

$98

2x/wk

$160

$170

Instructor: Shaolan (Ah-Lan) Min Location: Albany Community Center, Hall Min: 8; Max: 18

*No class on Nov 12 & Nov 22

Intermediate Chinese Dance for Kids with Ballet Ages 10–1 1

Learn and master the movement and intricate gestures developed over centuries that constitute the basic technique of Chinese classical and folk dance. This class focuses on both classic ballet technique as relevant to Chinese dance and basic Chinese folk dance. The main hour-long portion of the class teaches basic Chinese folk dance. The second half-hour of this class focuses on classic ballet technique as relevant to Chinese dance. Our class includes preparation for the stage and performing in colorful Chinese costumes. We will perform publicly on a variety of occasions, including Chinese New Year, community service events, fundraisers, etc. ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

DATE

DAY

TIME

Sept 8–Oct 27

Sat

1–2:30 pm

8x

$132

$142

Nov 3–Dec 22*

Sat

1–2:30 pm

7x

$116

$126

Instructor: Shaolan (Ah-Lan) Min & Assistant Alissa Elegant-McCoy Location: Albany Community Center, Rooms 1 & 2 Min: 8; Max: 18

*No class on Nov 24

*No class on Nov 24

Instructor: Shaolan (Ah-Lan) Min, Assistants Camille Gwise & Alissa Elegant-McCoy Location: Albany Community Center, EOC Room (Beg 1 & 2), Albany Community Center, Room 1 & 2 (Beg 3) Min: 8; Max: 18

activity guide Fall 2012

*No class on Nov 24

Registration: WWW.ALBANYCA.ORG/ONLINEREG OR FORM ON PAGE 68

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YOUTH

Chinese Dance for Boys


YOUTH

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 from 4–5 pm. The program fosters an atmosphere that allows children to be entertained in a safe after-school setting. Program hours are 1:55 pm to 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday, with a capacity of 65 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 and are released from school at 3 pm, a $15 fee will be added to your monthly bill.

Fall Enrollment Fall 2012–2013 school year is full. Contact Brad to be put on a waiting list. 3 days/week 4 days/week 5 days/week

1:55–6 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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February 18–22 • Mon–Fri • 8 am–6 pm Weekly fee: $200 for Albany residents; $210 non-residents Children ages 6–12 (grades 1–5)

MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY

Trip to Albany Bowl Trip to Western Railway Museum Trip to Aquatic Park & Ice Cream Trip to Jungle On-Site Pizza Party & movie

*Full-week service only for camps. Drop-in service not available. Scheduled trips are subject to change. 10-child minimum.

SCHEDULE TIME

ACTIVITY

1:30–2 pm

Transport early bird children from school to the Friendship Club

2–3 pm

Organized free play

2:40, 3:05 pm Transport late bird children from school to the Friendship Club 3–3:30 pm

Circle time

3:30–4 pm

Snack

4–4:30 pm

Homework assistance

4:30–5:30 pm Outdoor activities, field sports, games, park play 5:30–6 pm

Quiet indoor games

6 pm

Friendship Club closes

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YOUTH

M i d -W i n t e r C A M P 2 0 1 3 *


Teen Center

c e n t e r

EEN CENTER daily after school programs are back and better than ever with five new Enrichment Class instructors! We have dynamic daily after-school programs for youth ages 10–15; providing a safe and fun environment to hang out, study, make friends, enhance self-esteem, discover talents and develop social skills. Teen Center, now located in Memorial Park, offers a variety of enrichment activities including indoor/outdoor games, healthy snacks and a supervised homework period Mon-Thurs. All daily after-school participants have the option of attending any of our enrichment classes for no additional fee*. At the Albany Teen Center, we empower youth to grow intellectually, creatively and emotionally in a supportive environment. Program hours are 3–6 pm, Monday–Friday and Wednesdays 2:10–6 pm. Teen Center staff accompanies participants on the short 7-minute walk from Albany Middle School to the Teen Center. The daily schedule is 3:10 pm: Pick-up teens at AMS; 3:30–4 pm: Check-in, snacks and homework; 4–5 pm: Daily Enrichment Classes; 5–6 pm: Quiet indoor games, free play, continued homework time.

Fall Teen Center Fees

T(w)een Nights

Teen Center Assistant Program

Ages 10–15 (5th–9th Grades) $20 resident/$30 non-resident

Ages 14–17 Free (Min. weekly commitment)

Sept 14, Oct 19, Nov 9, Dec 14

The TC Volunteer Assistant program offers teens an exciting chance to acquire valuable job skills, work with youth and meet other young people. Teen Center staff provides supervision and training. TC Assistants commit to a regular weekly schedule (min 3 days/week) at the Teen Center and participate in occasional city sponsored special events. After successful completion of the school year TC Assistant Program, TC Assistants will receive a City of Albany certificate of accomplishment, a letter of recognition and may be eligible for employment within the Albany's Recreation Department Visit the Teen Centers webpage for all the details and to download an application at www.albanyca.org/teencenter.

6–10 pm T(w)een Night is a supervised evening party. Teen Night activities include dancing, video games, ping pong, outdoor activities, foosball, table hockey, movies, dinner and special themed projects. Parents, this is your chance to have a free Friday night to relax or grab dinner with friends. Pre-registration required.

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Enrichment option limited to the class offered on the day your child attends Teen Center. *Holidays, in-service days and winter & spring break not included. 3 days/week 4 days/week 5 days/week

3–6 pm $210/month $288/month $360/month

Teen Center 1331 Portland Avenue (Memorial Park) Jeremy Allen, Youth Services Manager (510) 559-7223 jeallen@albanyca.org Shera Sherman, Lead Instructor (510) 525-0576 albanyteencenter@gmail.com


Enrichment Classes Superior teen focused programming provides young people ages 10–17 with a place to have fun, express themselves, develop lasting friendships and find trusted mentors. All enrichment class participants are welcome to come to the Teen Center directly after school. Contact the Teen Center staff for additional after-school options, and be sure check our website for detailed class descriptions and upcoming events, www.albanyca.org/teencenter.

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Painting for Young Adults Ages 10–17

Learn how to paint with acrylic, watercolor, and guache. This class will teach you how to mix color, layer paint, and enhance your skills so you can create works of art you enjoy. We will talk about illustration versus fine art painting and you will create projects in both. We will cover portraits, still lifes, abstract art, surrealism and poster art. There is an art appreciation component to this class. DATE

DAY

TIME

Sept 1–Sept 15

Sat

11 am–1 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

3x

$105

NONRES.

Ages 10–1 5

Students will use the medium of felt, wire and much more to create magical puppets. The instructor has been creating puppets for many years for puppet shows. This is both an art and healing class, where students hone their creative and imaginative powers.

Cooking 101 participants will get a taste of healthy living, body and mind with fresh and yummy ingredients. Each week prepare meals together and follow with a mealtime discussion. Learn basic food preparation, cooking skills and how to quickly assemble a nutritious, tasty meal.

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

DAY

TIME

Oct 1–Oct 29

Mon

4–5 pm

5x

$75

$85

DATE

DAY

TIME

Dec 3–Dec 17

Mon

4–5 pm

3x

$45

$55

Oct 2–Oct 30

Tue

4–5 pm

5x

$75

$85

Dec 4–Dec 18

Tue

4–5 pm

3x

$45

$55

Instructor: Emily Butterfly Location: Albany Teen Center Min: 5; Max: 15

Game On!

TGIF@TC

Ages 10–1 5

What do juggling, dodge-ball, four square with your feet (aka foot-square) and improv games all have in common? Come to Game-On! to find out. Each meeting will include wacky activities and games with a focus on team work and far out fun. Also, if you love video games, look out for the occasional Wii World days! ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

DATE

DAY

TIME

Sept 9–Sept 30*

Sat

11 am–12:30 pm

3x

$105

$115

Nov 3–Nov 17

Sat

11 am–12:30 pm

3x

$105

$115

Dec 1–Dec 15

Sat

11 am–12:30 pm

3x

$105

$115

Instructor: Cara Goldstein Location: Albany Teen Center Min: 5; Max: 15

Thank goodness it is Friday! You survived the school week, come reward yourself for a week done well! Play pool, air hockey, foosball and video games. Listen to your favorite music or challenge your friends (or one of our staff) to a karaoke showdown. Delicious, healthy snacks keep you going as you play into the weekend. TGIF@Teen Center is the perfect way to start the weekend.

DAY

TIME

Aug 27–Sept 26

Wed

3:30–5 pm

5x

$75

$85

Oct 3–Oct 31

Wed

3:30–5 pm

5x

$75

$85

DATE

Nov 7–Nov 28

Wed

3:30–5 pm

4x

$60

$70

Aug 31–Sept 28

Fri

3:30–6 pm

5x

$75

$85

Dec 5–Dec 19

Wed

3:30–5 pm

3x

$45

$55

Oct 5–Oct 26

Fri

3:30–6 pm

4x

$60

$70

Nov 2–Nov 30

Fri

3:30–6 pm

4x

$60

$70

Dec 7–Dec 21

Fri

3:30–6 pm

3x

$45

$55

Instructor: Heather Robinson Location: Albany Teen Center Min: 5; Max: 25

Ages 10–17

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

Ages 10–1 5

DATE

Min: 5; Max: 15

Learn how to create dynamic cartoon characters, backgrounds, and storylines. Students will create original characters with expression and movement. We will cover how to use perspective, inking, lettering, and more. There will be demos, handouts and animated cartoon clips. Our materials will include pencils, markers, and paper. You will produce storyboards and a mini comic books.

NONRES.

Min: 5; Max: 10

Develop Your Art Portfolio

Ages 10–17

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

Instructor: Zi Sellers Location: Albany Teen Center

$115

NE W

NONRES.

DATE

Instructor: Cara Goldstein Location: Albany Teen Center

Cartooning for Young Adults

Cooking 101

Ages 10–1 5

TIME

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

Instructor: Recreation Staff Location: Albany Teen Center

NE W

Min: 7; Max: 20

Do you love to draw, want to improve your skills, or possibly go to art school? This class will provide you with the foundations of life-drawing, portraiture, the figure, and developing your particular strengths as an artist. A portfolio consists of 10-15 pieces of solid work that displays an understanding of anatomy, shading, gesture, still life, and portraits. The emphasis is realistic drawing and developing your sketchbook. All skill levels are welcome. The instructor has been a teacher and portfolio reviewer at SOTA (San Francisco School of the Arts). ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

DAY

NONRES.

Artistic Vision Boards

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Ages 10–1 5

Students will use the medium of paper, pencils, markers and collage to make unique portraits of themselves. Emily Butterfly will help students create, support and recognize their diverse visions and share their individual talents. This is both an art and healing class, where students hone their powers to manifest what they wish. DATE

DAY

TIME

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

Sept 10–Sept 24 Mon

4–5 pm

3x

$45

$55

Nov 5–Nov 26

4–5 pm

4x

$60

$70

DATE

DAY

TIME

Sept 9–Sept 30*

Sat

1–2:30 pm

3x

$105

$115

Nov 3–Nov 17

Sat

1–2:30 pm

3x

$105

$115

Instructor: Emily Butterfly Location: Albany Teen Center

Dec 1–Dec 15

Sat

1–2:30 pm

3x

$105

$115

Min: 5; Max: 15

Mon

Instructor: Cara Goldstein Location: Albany Teen Center Min: 5; Max: 15

*No class on Sept 23

*No class on Sept 23

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Teen Center

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Felting & Puppet Making


Teen Center

Digital Music Production: Beatmaking & Performance

Teen Classes

Hom e s c h oo l e r s of A l l A g e s

Want to learn how to make your own beats and songs, studio quality recordings and/or learn to perform beats live? This class will introduce students to the fundamentals of beatmaking and production, making use of industry standard software (FL Studio and midi controllers), hardware (Akai MPC’s), teach sampling from vinyl and digital forms of music, synthesizer based pieces to enable students to create original compositions. This class also includes business and promotional aspects. No previous experience is or musical training required.

Ages 10–1 5

Learn the fundamentals of baking a cupcake by using your creativity and imagination while having fun in the kitchen. Sample a finished product at the end of each class like Vanilla Sprinkle or classic Red Velvet with a cream cheese frosting. The last class in the series focuses on decorating and embellishing cupcake creations to any occasion. We will briefly go over fondant making, piping, frosting and using other yummy treats to create a tantalizing finished product. ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

DATE

DAY

TIME

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Homeschoolers' Hub

Ages 10–1 5

NE W

Captivating Cupcakes

NE W

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

The Homeschoolers' Hub is a space for homeschooling families to gather each week to play, make, do, learn and share. Homeschoolers' Hub is part social center, part hacker space, part support group. For four hours each Friday, Homeschoolers' Hub will offer a variety of facilitated and non-facilitated activities from which to choose, as well as homeschooling support for parents, space to hang out and spend time with other homeschooling families and work on projects with others. Homeschoolers' Hub is priced per family and is for parents as well as children (not a "drop off" event). Please bring a sack lunch for your family. DATE

DAY

TIME

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

Sept 13–Sept 27 Thur

4–5 pm

3x

$45

$55

Sept 21–Oct 26

Fri

11 am–3 pm

6x

$100

$110

Oct 4–Oct 25

Thur

4–5 pm

4x

$60

$70

Nov 2–Dec 14*

Fri

11 am–3 pm

6x

$100

$110

Nov 1–Nov 15

Thur

4–5 pm

3x

$45

$55

Dec 6–Dec 20

Thur

4–5 pm

3x

$45

$55

Instructor: Pam Tellew Location: Albany Teen Center

Instructor: Dr. Elliot Gann, Ben Durazzo (aka B.Durazzo) Location: Albany Teen Center

Min: 8 Families; Max: 20 Families

*No class on Nov 23

Min: 3; Max: 15

NONRES.

DATE

DAY

TIME

Sept 4–Sept 25

Tue

4–5 pm

4x

$60

$70

Nov 6–Nov 27

Tue

4–5 pm

4x

$60

$70

Instructor: Zi Sellers Location: Albany Teen Center Min: 5; Max: 10

Digital Music Production: Beatmaking & Performance

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Ages 13–17

Want to learn how to make your own beats and songs, studio quality recordings and/or learn to perform beats live? This class will introduce students to the fundamentals of beatmaking and production, making use of industry standard software (FL Studio and midi controllers), hardware (Akai MPC’s), teach sampling from vinyl and digital forms of music, synthesizer based pieces to enable students to create original compositions. This class also includes business and promotional aspects. No previous experience is or musical training required. ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

DATE

DAY

TIME

Sept 13–Oct 11

Thur

6:30–8 pm

5x

$190

$200

Oct 18–Nov 15

Thur

6:30–8 pm

5x

$190

$200

Instructor: Dr. Elliot Gann, Ben Durazzo (aka B.Durazzo) Location: Albany Teen Center Min: 3; Max: 15

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City of Albany

recreation & community services 510 524-9283


Teen Workshops

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Ages 10–17

This two hour intensive will teach you the measurements of the face, how to create likeness, expression, and shading. You will be given worksheets, demonstrations and have the opportunity to draw live models. Materials provided will be pencil and charcoal. DATE

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Altered! The art of making something from...something else

DAY

TIME

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

Sun

11 am–1 pm

1x

$45

$55

Nov 11

Sun

11 am–1 pm

1x

$45

$55

Instructor: Cara Goldstein Location: Albany Teen Center Min: 5; Max: 15

A day of making! Transform everyday items into works of art and items of high fashion. You'll be able to move between projects as you wish and spend your time as your artistic muse leads you. All supplies included. Bring your lunch. Basic hand-sewing skills will be helpful. Projects will include: Frankenstuffies: Reassemble stuffed animal parts to create a whole new creature; Altered tins: Turn an empty mint tin into a special box for gifts or treasures; Paper bead jewelry: You won't believe the beautiful beads you can make from a magazine page; Altered clothing: Turn a sweater or t-shirt into scarves, leggings, skirts, shirts, wrist warmers... the possibilities are endless. DAY

TIME

Sept 29

Sat

11 am–5 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

1x

$65

NONRES.

Oct 14

NONRES.

$75

Instructor: Pam Tellew Location: Albany Teen Center

Clothed Figure Workshop

Digital Music Production: Beatmaking & Performance Workshop Ages 10–17

Want to learn how to make your own beats and songs, studio quality recordings and/or learn to perform beats live? This intensive workshop will introduce students to the fundamentals of beatmaking and production, making use of industry standard software (FL Studio and midi controllers), hardware (Akai MPC’s), teach sampling from vinyl and digital forms of music, synthesizer based pieces to enable students to create original compositions and live performance of beats on the MPC. This class also includes business and promotional aspects. No previous experience is or musical training required. DATE

DAY

TIME

Sept 8

Sat

1:30–5:30 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

1x

$80

Ages 10–17

Learn how to create dynamic cartoon characters, backgrounds, and storylines. Students will create original characters with expression and movement. There will be demos, handouts and animated cartoon clips. Materials included will include pencils, markers, and paper. You will produce storyboards and start a mini comic book. DATE

DAY

TIME

Oct 6

Sun

11 am–1 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

1x

NONRES.

$45

$55

Min: 5; Max: 15

Ages 10–17

This two hour intensive will teach you how to draw from live models. Artists draw in this manner in many fields including: animation, illustration, design, fashion, and many more. Learn the measurements of the human form, gesture drawing, long poses and short poses. We will also cover drapery and light. Materials provided will be pencil and charcoal. DATE

DAY

TIME

Oct 28

Sun

11 am–1 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

1x

$45

NONRES.

$55

Instructor: Cara Goldstein Location: Albany Teen Center

Having a party?

Min: 5; Max: 15

Rent the Teen Center!

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TGIF@TC Ages 10–1 5

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NE W

Instructor: Cara Goldstein Location: Albany Teen Center

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Ages 10–17

DATE

Cartooning for Young Adults Workshop

Thank goodness it is Friday! AMS has a staff development day and you get the whole day off. Come reward yourself for a week done well! Play pool, air hockey, foosball and video games. Listen to your favorite music, watch movies or challenge your friends (or one of our staff) to a karaoke showdown. Delicious, healthy snacks keep you going as you play into the weekend. DATE

DAY

TIME

Oct 12

Fri

8 am–6 pm

Instructor: Recreation Staff Location: Albany Teen Center, Rooms 1 & 2

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

1x

$45

NONRES.

$55

The Teen Center is a convenient and welcoming facility for birthday parties, meetings, trainings, weddings and special events. The building has ample parking, is equipped with a 52” LCD TV, full kitchen, video games, pool table, air hockey, ping-pong and an inviting, gated courtyard. It is available for rental on weekdays (8 am–2 pm) and evenings from 7 pm–mid-night and weekends from 8 am–mid-night. The Teen Center building is located in Memorial Park at 1331 Portland Ave in Albany CA. It is approximately 2500 sq. feet of usable indoor space. For facility specifications, pictures and prices visit www.albanyca.org/teencenter or contact Shera Sherman at albanyteencenter@gmail.com or (510) 525-0576.

Min: 10; Max: 30

NONRES.

$90

Instructor: Dr. Elliot Gann, Ben Durazzo (aka B.Durazzo), Hank Marshall (aka PoetiqBeetz) Location: Albany Community Center Min: 3; Max: 15

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Teen Center

Portrait Workshop


Adults

Special Interest

Indian Vegetarian Cooking 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. $8 material fee paid to the instructor. No refunds within 2 days of class date because instructor will have already purchased supplies. Sept 8: Lemon rice with carrots, raisins and nuts; spicy roasted potato curry, and soy yogurt mango lassi Oct 13: Masala dosa, coconut chutney and sambar (spicy tamarind soup with vegetables.) ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

DATE

DAY

TIME

Sept 8

Sat

10 am–1 pm

1x

$38

$48

Oct 13

Sat

10 am–1 pm

1x

$38

$48

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

Achieve Your Goals and Transform Your Life with Next Steps

Retirement Planning Today

A d u lt

Whether you plan to retire 20 years from now or have just recently retired, this course will help to assess your financial situation, make a plan for retirement, or reevaluate your current plan. You should attend if you are concerned about investment risk, are considering changing jobs or retiring, want to save money on taxes, want to avoid a large financial loss before or during retirement, or have been so busy you only dream about retirement. Classroom sessions are instructed by a qualified financial professional who enhances the presentation with stories of reallife experiences. The course includes a 230-page textbook filled with examples and illustrations and is yours to keep. A spouse, partner, or guest may register with you for an additional $27 (you share the textbook).

Ag es 4 5 – 70

What goals would transform the quality of 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. It could be something that seems mundane, yet still important like cleaning out your closets or finishing that half-started knitting project. 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? Achieving your goals requires that you take the Next Step that gets you one step closer to your goal. Once completed, you take another Next Step, then another. The cumulative effect of taking Next Steps is reaching your goal! Become inspired, get unstuck, generate energy and momentum, discover how setbacks help you move forward, and use the support of the group to reach your goal. Learn how to make any change with Next Steps and transform your life. In addition to the 5 class meetings, an optional one-onone coaching session with the instructor is offered to class participants. DATE

DAY

TIME

Oct 2–Oct 30

Tue

6:30–8 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

5x

$79

DATE

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

DAY

TIME

Oct 3–Oct 10

Wed

6:30–9:30 pm

2x

$67

Oct 11–Oct 18

Thur

6:30–9:30 pm

2x

$67

$77

Oct 6–Oct 13

Sat

9 am–noon

2x

$67

$77

$77

Instructor: Bob Powell Location: Albany Senior Center (Wed & Sat), Albany Community Center, EOC Room (Thur) Min: 6; Max: 30

NONRES.

$89

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

Min: 5; Max: 15

Ikebana Sogetsu School A d u lt

Develop creative self-expression through flower arrangement. Learn the beauty of the simplicity of line and the use of space. Students will make arrangements using flowers and branches they bring to class each week. Individual assistance and demonstrations will be available during class time. $10 demonstration material fee paid to the instructor the first day of the class. DATE

DAY

TIME

Sept 6–Nov 15

Thur

9:30 am–1 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

11x

$169

NONRES.

$179

Instructor: Soho Sakai Location: Albany Community Center, Hall Min: 15; Max: 45

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City of Albany

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Introduction to Botanical Illustration A d u lt

This workshop introduces students to the practices of botanical illustration from a natural science perspective. We will be primarily working with black and white mediums using graphite and pen and ink. Some color theory and mediums may be introduced. Draw California flora while learning classification and identification. Some drawing experience is helpful and the course is open to all skill levels. DATE

DAY

TIME

Nov 7

Wed

6–9 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

1x

Instructor: Quinn Fitzpatrick Location: Albany Community Center, EOC Room Min: 5; Max: 20

$59

NONRES.

$69

Painting & Drawing/Acrylics

A d u lt

Open to all levels. Students will learn how to handle acrylic paint including how to mix colors, use of mediums, texture and washes, how to see values and build compositions. Beginning students will initially do exercises, and then can choose to paint abstracts, landscapes, botanical studies, sill-life’s or other subjects of their choosing. Continuing or advanced students can start on individual paintings in acrylics or their choice of media at first class, with instructor working with them individually. Students supply their own paints, brushes, paper & canvas. Bring whatever supplies you already have to first class, where materials will be discussed and list handed out. $4 material fee paid to the instructor.

This class will teach students the techniques of sumi-e or suiboku, the unique form of Asian art that has produced some of the world’s finest masterpieces of ink painting. Originating in China and having its spiritual basis in Zen Buddhism, this form of expressing nature’s colors through shades of black ink monochrome has been popular in China, Korea and Japan for many centuries. In these courses, beginner will learn how to do brush painting including the following: calligraphy to learn the basic brush strokes, basic subjects to learn how to use sumi-ink and also watercolor, how to best use paper for sumi-e. The Intermediate students will learn further techniques of sumi-e through practicing more calligraphy and sumi-e subjects. After practicing these skills, you will complete “shikshi” and/ or “tanzaku” (Japanese art board edged with gold colored trim) to hang in a frame or a scroll. Contact instructor for supply list and/or further information. $15 material fee paid to instructor. ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

A d u lt s

DATE

DAY

TIME

Oct 3–Nov 20

Tue

6:30–9 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

8x

Min: 4; Max: 20

DAY

TIME

Sept 21–Oct 26

Fri

9:45–11:45 am

6x

$148

$158

Watercolor Painting & Drawing

Nov 2–Dec 14*

Fri

9:45–11:45 am

6x

$148

$158

A d u lt s

Min: 2; Max: 12

*No class on Nov 23

$130

Instructor: Stephanie Scott, www.stephaniescott.org Location: Albany Senior Center, South Room

DATE

Instructor: Fumiyo Yoshikawa, art@fumiyo-y.com Location: Albany Community Center, Craft Room

$125

NONRES.

Open to all levels. Beginning students will work in watercolor, learning basics of watercolor painting, including mixing and applying washes, use of color, value, line, shape, form, light, rhythm and texture. Beginning students are shown specific exercises to learn color mixing and paint handling after which they work on subjects of their choice. Advanced students can work in watercolor or their choice of any drawing/painting media, & instructor works with them individually. Basic drawing and composition will be taught to all. Students are encouraged to create visual richness by developing the thought and feeling in their work. Students should bring supplies they already have to the first class. Materials will be discussed and list handed out at first class. Students supply their own paint, brushes and paper. $4 material fee paid to instructor. DATE

DAY

TIME

Oct 3–Nov 20

Tue

Noon–3 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

8x

$125

NONRES.

$130

Instructor: Stephanie Scott, www.stephaniescott.org Location: Albany Senior Center, Multi Purpose Room Min: 4; Max: 20

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Adults

Art

Sumi-e/Brush Painting & Watercolor (Beginning/Intermediate)


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Adults

Beginner Plus Line Dance

Dance

a d u lt

This class expands on the concepts and steps from the absolute beginner class. The students will learn slightly more challenging step combinations and turns. The instructor introduces the concepts of tags and restarts along with more syncopation. DATE

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. ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

DATE

DAY

TIME

Sept 10–Oct 8

Mon

8–9 pm

5x

$59

$69

Oct 15–Nov 19*

Mon

8–9 pm

5x

$59

$69

Nov 26–Dec 17

Mon

8–9 pm

4x

$48

$58

Instructor: Elisita Castañon-Hill Location: Albany Community Center, Room 1 & 2 *No class on Nov 12

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Absolute Beginner Line Dance a d u lt

This class introduces students to the terminology and basic steps of line dancing. Students will enjoy physical activity while developing their balance skills and memorization of patterns to music. ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

DATE

DAY

TIME

Sept 6–Oct 18

Thur

7:15–8:45 pm

7x

$60

$70

Oct 25–Dec 13*

Thur

7:15–8:45 pm

7x

$60

$70

Instructor: Aimee Haire Location: Albany Senior Center, Multi-purpose Room, 846 Masonic Ave., Albany

20

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

Sept 11–Oct 30*

Tue

7–8:30 pm

6x

$46

$56

Nov 6–Dec 18*

Tue

7–8:30 pm

6x

$46

$56

Min: 5; Max: 25

A d u lt

Min: 1; Max: 20

TIME

Instructor: Aimee Haire Location: Albany Community Center, Hall

Brazilian Dance for Adults

Min: 5; Max: 15

DAY

*No class on Sept 25, Oct 16 & Nov 20

Beginning Hula/Tahitian Dance A d u lt

Have you always longed to learn how to Hula and Tahitian dance? Join this very supportive class where you will learn the basics and techniques of the dance. ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

DATE

DAY

TIME

Sept 18–Oct 23

Tue

7:30–8:30 pm

6x

$96

$106

Nov 6–Dec 11

Tue

7:30–8:30 pm

6x

$96

$106

Instructor: Celina Hall, (510) 589-8651 Location: Albany Community Center, Rooms 1 & 2 Min: 6; Max: 15

Beginning/Intermediate: Classical Ballet 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 and 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. ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

DATE

DAY

TIME

Sept 7–Oct 26

Fri

7–8:30 pm

8x

$110

$120

Nov 2–Dec 21*

Fri

7–8:30 pm

7x

$100

$110

Instructor: David Bertlin and Ronn Guidi Location: Albany Community Center, Rooms 1 & 2 Albany Community Center, Hall (Oct 26, Nov 30), Albany Senior Center (Dec 14) Min: 9; Max: 18

*No class on Nov 23

*No class on Nov 22

City of Albany

recreation & community services 510 524-9283


NE W

Chinese Dance for Adults: Level 2

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A d u lt

Argentine tango has been born about 100 years ago in the harbor cities of the Buenos Aires and Montevideo and has influenced life of people in terms of dance, music, fashion and arts. The focus of this Argentine tango class is on the technique that is essential for developing excellent leading and following skills needed to dance in the improvisational fashion. You will improve your balance and posture as well as your abilities to move elegantly and with confidence not only on the dance floor with your partner but also individually in normal life. You will discover the magic and the passion as you have never experienced it before. This foundation classes are also an excellent preparation for other social dances.

China has many regional and ethnic dance styles. This class focuses on classic ballet techniques as relevant to Chinese dance and basic Chinese folk dance, (Han) folk dance, and a variety of Chinese regional dance styles. The first half-hour of this class focuses on classic ballet techniques as relevant to Chinese dance. The main hour-long portion of the class teaches basic Chinese folk dance and a variety of Chinese regional dance styles. The class includes preparation for the stage, and we perform in colorful Chinese costumes. We will perform publicly on a variety of occasions, including Chinese New Year, community service events, fundraisers, etc. Class continues in the spring and will give a formal public stage performance in June.

DATE

DAY

TIME

Oct 17–Nov 21

Wed

6:30–8 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

6x

$139

NONRES.

DATE

DAY

TIME

$149

Sept 6–Oct 25

Thur

7:30–9 pm

8x

$132

$142

Nov 1–Dec 20*

Thur

7:30–9 pm

7x

$116

$126

Instructor: Jurek Mazur Location: Albany Senior Center, Multi-purpose Room, 846 Masonic Ave., Albany

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

Instructor: Shaolan (Ah-Lan) Min Location: Albany Community Center, Rooms 1 & 2

Min: 7; Max: 30

Min: 8; Max: 18

*No class on Nov 22

Chinese Dance for Adults: Level 1

Chinese Dance for Exercise

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a d u lt

China has many regional and ethnic dance styles. This class focuses on classic ballet techniques as relevant to Chinese dance and basic Chinese folk dance, (Han) folk dance, and a variety of Chinese regional dance styles. The first 45-minutes of this class focuses on classic ballet techniques as relevant to Chinese dance. The main hour-long portion of the class teaches basic Chinese (Han) folk dance and a variety of Chinese regional dance styles. The class includes preparation for the stage and we perform in colorful Chinese costumes. We will perform publicly on a variety of occasions, including Chinese New Year, community service events, fundraisers, etc. Class continues in the spring and will give a formal public stage performance in June.

This class focuses on different styles of Chinese dance. Our dances use relatively simple movements, but are full of the flavor of Chinese dance with traditional songs. The class is designed for people who are not interested in performing on stage, but want to learn and understand different regional styles of Chinese dance. No experience required. Please wear comfortable shoes and stretch pants.

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

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Adults

Argentine Tango for Beginners

Aimee Haire is originally from Louisiana, took up line dancing after moving to California 12 years ago. She loved the physical grace and improved sense of balance that she developed in the low stress setting. With the encouragement of her instructor, Aimee began teaching classes 4 years ago. Students comment that Aimee makes class fun with her patient approach and outgoing personality. Many students sign up for repeated sessions after discovering how much they enjoy the exercise and challenge of learning new dances. Aimee either finds or records videos of dance walkthroughs on Youtube (look for her channel “aimeeinelcerrito”) to help her students practice, and she also encourages students by keeping in touch via email during the week. She selects music for her class from many different genres including country, pop, rock, and Latin. Aimee is a business manager during the day and lives in El Cerrito with her partner Jesse, their dog Stella, and their cat Trolli.

NONRES.

DATE

DAY

TIME

Sept 10–Oct 22

Mon

7:30–8:45 pm

7x

$102

$112

Oct 29–Dec 17*

Mon

7:30–8:45 pm

7x

$102

$112

Instructor: Shaolan (Ah-Lan) Min Location: Albany Community Center, Hall Min: 8; Max: 18

*No class on Nov 12

NONRES.

DATE

DAY

TIME

Sept 8–Oct 27

Sat

5–7 pm

8x

$148

$158

Nov 3–Dec 22*

Sat

5–7 pm

7x

$126

$136

Instructor: Shaolan (Ah-Lan) Min & Assistant Alissa Elegant-McCoy Location: Albany Community Center, Rooms 1 & 2 Min: 8; Max: 18

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*No class on Nov 24

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Adults

Blues and Jazz Guitar Boot Camp

Music

NE W

A d u lt

Classical Guitar Technique 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 Claude Sprague for more information about the class. $18.50 material fee per text (if needed), to be collected by instructor. Text: Classic Guitar Technique, Volume One by Aaron Shearer. ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

DATE

DAY

TIME

Sept 1–Oct 13

Sat

10–11:30 am

7x

$88

$98

Nov 3–Dec 22*

Sat

10–11:30 am

7x

$88

$98

NE W

A d u lt

Ready to stop strumming and start finger-picking? This workshop is geared towards folks with some playing experience who want to learn how to play finger-style. You will learn how to play finger-style arrangements of songs in bluegrass celtic, country, folk, gospel, rock, blues and jazz styles. We’ll start with the basics in arpeggio and travis picking patterns and move on to basic chord melody. You’ll get tips and techniques for playing bass-lines and melodies at the same time. You’ll get easy to understand tablature and notation for all the arrangements. Songs will be derived from both traditional and contemporary sources. Please bring an acoustic guitar. This class will take your playing to the next level! DATE

DAY

TIME

Nov 8

Thur

5–7 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

1x

DAY

TIME

Nov 8

Thur

7–9 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

1x

$49

NONRES.

$59

Instructor: Quinn Fitzpatrick Location: Albany Community Center, EOC Room Min: 5; Max: 20

NE W

A d u lt

*No class on Nov 24

Finger-style Guitar Boot Camp

DATE

Play Guitar Today!

Instructor: Claude Sprague, (510) 859-4055, claude@theguitarinstructor.net Location: Albany Community Center, EOC & Craft Rooms Min: 5; Max: 16

If you have been playing guitar and are ready to get basic training on how to make yourself a better guitar player, this workshop is for you! During this hardcore session, you will learn guitar fret-board logic, scales, practice exercises, fundamental chords and progressions, essential strumming and finger-picking patterns for Blues and Jazz Guitar. You will learn everything you should know to have a rock solid foundation in playing Blues and Jazz guitar! Then learn how to put it all to work with some group jamming at the end. Blues and Jazz Guitar Boot Camp is geared toward folks who have some playing experience and would like to take their playing to the next level. We’ll cover standards and popular tunes. No note reading required but helpful. Music will be written in tablature and standard notation. Please bring an acoustic guitar. All materials included!

$49

If you have been considering playing guitar and are ready to take a test run, this workshop is for you! During this introductory session, you will learn some basic chords and strums and be playing simple songs by the end of the workshop. In addition, you will learn some basic music theory. No note reading required! Introduction to guitar is geared toward folks who have no guitar playing experience whatsoever and would like to sample playing guitar with a thorough, encouraging and patient instructor. This also makes a great refresher for those with some playing experience. Students provide their own acoustic guitar! DATE

DAY

TIME

Nov 9

Fri

6:30–8:30 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

1x

$49

NONRES.

$59

Instructor: Quinn Fitzpatrick Location: Albany Community Center, EOC Room Min: 5; Max: 20

NONRES.

$59

Instructor: Quinn Fitzpatrick Location: Albany Community Center, Staff Lounge Min: 5; Max: 20

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recreation & community services 510 524-9283


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.

Sept 1–Sept 29

Sat

9–11 am

5x

$54

$64

Oct 6–Oct 27

Sat

9–11 am

4x

$54

$64

Nov 3–Nov 17

Sat

9–11 am

3x

$54

$64

Dec 1–Dec 22

Sat

9–11 am

4x

$54

$64

Instructor: Maida Sensei and certified staff, (510) 290-8640, kiaikido@kiaikido.org Location: Albany Community Center, Hall Albany Community Center, Rooms 1 & 2 (Nov 3), Albany Senior Center (Nov 17, Dec 8 & Dec 15) Min: 5; Max: 25

Beginning/Intermediate Shao-Lin Kung Fu A g e s 6 – A d u lt

This class teaches basic martial arts techniques for beginners, including body stretching, kicking and two styles of boxing. Instructor Henry Chang is the 31st generation of Shao Lin Temple. ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

DATE

DAY

TIME

Sept 6–Oct 11

Thur

3:30–4:30 pm

6x

$64

$74

Nov 15–Dec 20*

Thur

3:30–4:30 pm

4x

$44

$54

Beginning Qi Gong

A g e s 8 – A d u lt

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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. Instructor Henry Chang is the 31st generation of Shao Lin Temple.

Da Yan or Wild Goose Qi Gong is a gentle Chinese exercise form based on the movements of the wildgoose. 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, meditation and the 64 movement form of Da Yan Qi Gong. To learn the entire form, take Beginning and Intermediate for a total of 16 weeks.

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

DATE

DAY

TIME

Sept 6–Oct 11

Thur

4:30–5:30 pm

6x

$64

$74

Nov 15–Dec 20*

Thur

4:30–5:30 pm

4x

$44

$54

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

*No class on Nov 22 & Dec 13

Tai Chi

DATE

DAY

TIME

Sept 10–Oct 29

Mon

6–7:30 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

8x

$116

NONRES.

$126

Instructor: Charlene Leung, M.S., Licensed Acupuncturist & Herbalist Location: Albany Senior Center, Multi-Purpose Room, 846 Masonic Ave., Albany Min: 5; Max: 15

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 20 years. You may take this class once or twice a week. DATE

DAY

TIME

Sept 4–Oct 11

T/Th

6–7 pm

Oct 23–Dec 6*

T/Th

6–7 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

1x/week

$46

$56

2x/week

$88

$98

1x/week

$46

$56

2x/week

$88

$98

*No class on Nov 20 & Nov 22

Introduction to Qi Gong 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

Sept 10–Oct 29

Mon

6–6:45 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

8x

$66

A d u lt

For those who have completed Beginning Qi Gong. DATE

DAY

TIME

Nov 5–Jan 14*

Mon

6–7:30 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

8x

$116

NONRES.

$126

Instructor: Charlene Leung, M.S., Licensed Acupuncturist & Herbalist Location: Albany Senior Center, Multi-Purpose Room, 846 Masonic Ave., Albany Min: 5; Max: 20

*No class on Nov 12, Dec 24 & Dec 31

Advanced Da Yan Qi Gong A d u lt

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

Instructor: Starfire Location: Albany Senior Center, Multi-purpose Room, 846 Masonic Ave, Albany Min: 6; Max: 20

Intermediate Qi Gong

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

DATE

DAY

TIME

Sept 10–Oct 29

Mon

6–7:30 pm

8x

$86

$96

Nov 5–Jan 14*

Mon

6–7:30 pm

8x

$86

$96

Instructor: Charlene Leung, M.S., Licensed Acupuncturist & Herbalist Location: Albany Senior Center, Multi-Purpose Room, 846 Masonic Ave., Albany Min: 5; Max: 20

*No class on Nov 12, Dec 24 & Dec 31

NONRES.

$76

Instructor: Charlene Leung, M.S., Licensed Acupuncturist & Herbalist Location: Albany Senior Center, Multi-Purpose Room, 846 Masonic Ave., Albany Min: 5; Max: 20

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

*No class on Nov 22 & Dec 13

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Adults

Martial Arts

Advanced Shao-Lin Kung Fu


Adults

Exercise & Fitness Beginning Yoga A g e s 1 3 – 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. ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

DATE

DAY

TIME

Sept 10–Oct 29

Mon

6:30–8 pm

8x

$104

$114

Nov 5–Dec 17*

Mon

6:30–8 pm

6x

$78

$88

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

User Friendly Pilates: Increase Core Strength Without Getting Hurt

Tennis: Private and Group Instruction

A g e s 1 4 – a d u lt

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.

Ages All

Your core muscles, the deepest abdominal, lumbar and pelvic floor muscles, protect your spine and prepare you for strenuous activities. Discover how to develop core strength with the proper awareness and mental focus to get fit without getting hurt and improve performance in dance, sports and martial arts. Instructor has over 18 years experience specializing in movement education and injury prevention, and works in many different settings, including physical therapy clinics, Kaiser hospitals, and private practice. He is a Certified Pilates Instructor and Feldenkrais® Somatic Practitioner with an extensive background as a professional dancer. This is a mixed level class (beginning to intermediate). Mats provided.

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

DAY

TIME

Sept 5–Oct 3

Wed

6:30–8 pm

5x

$56

$66

Oct 10–Nov 7

Wed

6:30–8 pm

5x

$56

$66

Nov 14–Dec 12

Wed

6:30–8 pm

5x

$56

$66

$32

$42

1x

$57

$67

Semi-Private

1 hr

1x

$29

$39

Group (Min 3)

1 hr

1x

$22

$32

Group (Min 4)

1 hr

1x

$18

$28

5-Session Package

1 hr

5x

$252

$302

Wed

5:45–6:45 pm

7x

$88

$98

Oct 31–Dec 19*

Wed

5:45–6:45 pm

7x

$88

$98

Min: 4; Max: varies

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

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Pickleball Basics *No class on Nov 21

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 dance to. All levels welcome. No experience is necessary. Instructor quickly previews the moves before each song. You can be certain to get a great workout, burn lots of calories and have a blast in my Zumba class. Grab your water bottle and bring a towel. Ditch the workout, join the party, ZUMBA! ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

DATE

DAY

TIME

Sept 4–Oct 23

Tue

6:15–7:15 pm

8x

$84

$94

Oct 30–Dec18

Tue

6:15–7:15 pm

8x

$84

$94

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

Instructor: Viji Sundaram Location: Albany Community Center, Rooms 1 & 2

A d u lt

Interested in learning about the game of pickleball? This class will help you learn the rules, basic strokes and strategies of this fun paddle sport. Paddle and balls will be provided. Wear comfortable clothes and athletic shoes. See you on the courts! DATE

DAY

TIME

Sept 6–Sept 27

Thur

6 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

4x

$40

NONRES.

$40

Instructor: Heather Robinson Location: Ocean View Park Tennis Courts Min: 4; Max: 8

NE W

Pickleball Basics for Boomers Ages 50–Older

Interested in learning about the game of pickleball? This class will help you learn the rules, basic strokes and strategies of this fun paddle sport. Paddle and balls will be provided. Wear comfortable clothes and athletic shoes. See you on the courts! DATE

DAY

TIME

Sept 3–Sept 24

Mon

10 am

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

4x

$35

NONRES.

$35

Instructor: Heather Robinson Location: Ocean View Park Tennis Courts

Min: 5; Max: 20

24

1x

1 hr

Sept 12–Oct 24

NONRES.

A g e s 1 3 – A d u lt

DATE

1/2 hr

Private

Instructor: John Fry & Staff Location: Memorial Park, Ocean View or Terrace Park Tennis Courts

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

Private

TIME

Zumba

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 22 years. She is a certified yoga and Acu-yoga instructor, as well as, an acupressure practitioner.

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

DAY

Min: 8; Max: 35

A g e s 1 4 – A d u lt

TIME

DATE

*No class on Nov 12

Gentle Yoga

PRIVATE/GROUP

Min: 4; Max: 8

City of Albany

recreation & community services 510 524-9283


adult leagues Take yourself out to the ball game this spring and get involved with Albany Adult Sports. Our goal is to provide you with the optimal environment for fun, camaraderie and friendly competition.

For more information: Heather Robinson Adult Sports Coordinator hrobinson@albanyca.org www.albanyca.org/adultsports (510) 559-7216

are you captain material?

adult co-ed kickball

We are always looking for adult sports lovers who are willing to go the extra organizational mile by helping to coordinate and manage new teams. We especially need kickball and soccer players to step up and take charge for the upcoming summer seasons. Perks include getting to name your team, knowing you are a pillar of the adult sports community and getting to play and have fun on a weekly basis. Contact Heather Robinson.

Kickball is back for another season of wacky fun. Games are on Thursday nights. Please visit our website for all of the details.

Drop-in Pickleball

Pickleball is the fastest growing senior sport in the country, but don’t let that fool you, this paddle sport is a blast for all ages. Played on a tennis court with paddles and a plastic ball, pickle ball is a fun combination of tennis, ping pong and badminton. Beginners and more experienced players are welcome. We play every Tuesday at 6 pm on the Ocean View Park Tennis Courts. Join us! $5 Drop-in fee for adults, $3 for seniors, $2 paddle rental.

activity guide Fall 2012

adult Beginning Soccer Players 7 Teams

If you have always wanted to try soccer, but weren’t sure how to get started our friendly beginners league was made for you. We are currently looking for both players and teams for our Fall Wednesday night league. men’s & co-ed softball

Albany Adult Softball will be back for the spring season starting in April. We have 3 nights of action: Men’s League (Mondays), Co-ed Company League (Tuesdays) and Co-ed (Fridays). Team fees and season details vary by league. Please visit our website for more details Men’s League Co-ed Company League: Beginner Friendly Co-ed League: Intermediate Level

Registration: WWW.ALBANYCA.ORG/ONLINEREG OR FORM ON PAGE 68

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boomers & beyond

Exercise & Dance

Gentle Yoga

Boomers & Beyond Bellydance

ages 50–older

Ages 40–older

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.

The class explores and introduces typical belly dance movements set to Middle Eastern and alternative music. Enjoy free and easy movements and gently sway to the rhythms. Women of all physical abilities are invited to attend. Wear comfortable clothes, dance or stable shoes!

DATE

DAY

TIME

Sept 10–Dec21 M/T/W/F

Freeing the Dancer In You: Creative Movement for Health & Enjoyment

9–10 am

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

56x

$6

NONRES.

$7

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

Ages 50–older

Min: 5; Max: 20

TIME

Sept 7–Dec 14*

Fri

10:15–11:30 am

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

12x

$7

NONRES.

$8

Instructor: Greacian Goeke Location: Albany Senior Center, Multi-Use Room Min: 2; Max: 30

*No class Nov 16, Nov 23 & Dec 21

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

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

DAY

TIME

Sept 5–Dec 19*

M/W

10:30–11:30 am

30x

$2

$3

Sept 7–Dec 21*

Fri

9:30–10:30 am

14x

$2

$3

Instructor: Yachiyo Location: Albany Community Center, Hall Min: 5; Max: 30

*No class on Nov 12, Nov 16 & Nov 23

TIME

Sept 13–Oct 18

Thur

7:30–8:30 pm

6x

$30

$35

Oct 25–Dec 6*

Thur

7:30–8:30 pm

6x

$30

$35

Min: 4; Max: 15

*No class on Nov 22

*No class on Sept 25, Nov 12 & Nov 23

! Play Pickle

DAY

NONRES.

DAY

Instructor: Sandhya Location: Albany Senior Center, South Room

Join the resident movement ensemble of the Albany Senior Center, Impromptu No Tutu, for a lively creRosen Method Movement ative movement session. All abilities welcome and Ages 50–older the class is open to everyone. We warm up with elements of Brain Dance* Discover the benefits of Rosen Method and T’ai Chi, and then improvise Movement in this class that provides easy, g owin Fastest gr movement and simple dances unhurried movements set to music and country! e th in ort to diverse styles of music, senior sp designed to improve alignment and voice or silence. Chairs and flexibility, deepen awareness and may other support are inteheal or prevent injury due to stress. grated as needed. Inspired 25 Attending a one-hour class per week – 4 2 es t pag Check ou by the Orff Schulwerk music can make a significant difference in your rmation. fo in re o for m approach and the vision of vitality. All abilities welcome. Wear loose community dance pioneered and comfortable clothing. Bring your own by Rudolf Laban, this class is a mat or towel. Fee is per class. safe space for relaxation, play and ALBANY NONDATE DAY TIME MEETS RESIDENT RES. expression. This class occasionally tours to other Sept 5–Dec 19 Wed 12:15–1:15 pm 16x $8 $9 senior centers to demonstrate healthy aging through Instructor: Regina Wells movement. Call the Senior Center before dropping in Location: Albany Senior Center, Multi-Use Room so you know where to find us. Current information Min: 3; Max: 12 about the class will be posted on the Senior Center's Facebook page. Fee is per class. *Developed by Anne green Gilbert, Creative Dance Center, Seattle Zumba Gold DATE

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

DATE

Ages 40–older

Zumba is the popular fitness dance craze that is sweeping the world! Zumba is the most fun you will have while exercising and it never feels like work. Zumba Gold is the perfect level for Zumba beginners, seniors, the deconditioned participant or for those who like the pace a little bit slower than Zumba Basic. Filled with Latin music and rhythms, we do the Salsa, Merengue, Reggaeton, Cumbia, Flamenco and much more. All songs are previewed with a short breakdown so participants learn any new moves. Burn calories, raise your heart rate, work on balance and memory, but most of all have fun! Ditch the workout, join the party, the Zumba Gold Dance Party! Fee is per class. DATE

DAY

TIME

Sept 6–Dec 20*

Thur

9–10 am

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

14x

$6

NONRES.

$7

Awareness Through Movement® Feldenkrais Chair Ages 50–older

The Feldenkrais Method® of movement is based on self-observation and the human ability to learn and change. Revisiting Bal ance DATE

DAY

TIME

Sept 5–Sept 26

Wed

1:30–2:30 pm

4x

$20

NONRES.

$24

Flexible Feet DATE

DAY

TIME

Oct 3–Oct 24

Wed

1:30–2:30 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

4x

$20

NONRES.

$24

F l e x i b l e Sp i n e DATE

DAY

TIME

Oct 31–Nov 14

Wed

1:30–2:30 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

3x

$15

NONRES.

$19

R e v i s i t n g P o st u r e DATE

DAY

TIME

Nov 28–Dec 19

Wed

1:30–2:30 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

4x

$20

NONRES.

$24

Instructor: Rosie Rosenthal Location: Albany Senior Center, Multi Use Room Min: 3; Max: 12

Women’s Traditional Dances for Fun, Exercise & Enlightenment! Ages 50–older

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.

Instructor: Hildy Revenaugh Location: Albany Senior Center, Multi Purpose Room

DATE

DAY

TIME

Min: 5; Max: 20

Sept 5–Dec 19

Wed

10:15–11:30 am

*No class Nov 22

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

16x

$6

NONRES.

$7

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

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Poles Training for Hiking, Walking, Balance & Mobility

Exploring Local Natural Treasures on Foot

Ages 50–older

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.

Ages 50–older

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. DATE

DAY

TIME

Oct 16

Tue

10:15 am

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

1x

$20

NONRES.

$25

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

*Max of 6 returning students allowed total

Walk, Talk & Be Healthy! 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. DAY

Tuesdays

TIME

8:30 am–1 pm

ALBANY RESIDENT

NONRES.

September: Richmond Riviera Discover early migrating shorebirds birds, parks, and WWII history on a paved, level walk along Richmond’s varied Bay shoreline. Bring binoculars if you have them! Meet at Shimada Friendship Park, S. end of Marina Bay Parkway (AC Transit 74). October: Charming Gardens in Indian Summer

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

DATE

DAY

TIME

September 20

Thur

9–11 am

1x

FREE

October 18

Thur

9–11 am

1x

FREE

FREE

November 15

Thur

9–11 am

1x

FREE

FREE

December 13

Thur

9–11 am

1x

FREE

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: 300

Meet at the garden next to Berkeley Bagels, 1281 Gilman near Santa Fe, Berkeley, for a late-summer version of Shirley Jowell’s explorations of local gardens that are water-saving and Bay-friendly as well as beautiful. This is an easy, level, unhurried walk. Led by Shirley. November: Down-up loop to the Botanic Garden Enjoy a beautiful loop from the Berkeley hilltops down to the East Bay Regional Park District Botanic Garden in Tilden Park, plus a bit of a stroll in the garden and a snack before we head back up. Meet at Shasta and Park Gate (AC Transit 65 or 67 to Shasta and Grizzly Peak, walk east, downhill, one block.) Trails may be uneven and slick; downhill steps. Wear hiking shoes, bring sticks if you have them, plus a small snack. December: Wild Edibles on Cerrito Creek Meet inside North Berkeley BART to take the 9:08 train to Embarcadero Station. Shirley Jowell leads an easy, leisure exploration of San Francisco’s Levi Straus Plaza and Embarcadero sky walks, stretching for blocks above the street amid hanging gardens. Led by Shirley.

Varies for each trip

Instructor: Zion Lee Location: Each walk departs from the Senior Center Min: 5; Max: 20 activity guide Fall 2012

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Art

Watercolor Painting & Drawing A d u lt s

Open to all levels. Beginning students will work in watercolor, learning basics of watercolor painting, including mixing and applying washes, use of color, value, line, shape, form, light, rhythm and texture. Beginning students are shown specific exercises to learn color mixing and paint handling after which they work on subjects of their choice. Advanced students can work in watercolor or their choice of any drawing/painting media, & instructor works with them individually. Basic drawing and composition will be taught to all. Students are encouraged to create visual richness by developing the thought and feeling in their work. Students should bring supplies they already have to the first class. Materials will be discussed and list handed out at first class. Students supply their own paint, brushes and paper. $4 material fee paid to instructor. DATE

DAY

TIME

Oct 3–Nov 20

Tue

Noon–3 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

8x

$125

Painting & Drawing/Acrylics

Ages 50–older

A d u lt s

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.

Open to all levels. Students will learn how to handle acrylic paint including how to mix colors, use of mediums, texture and washes, how to see values and build compositions. Beginning students will initially do exercises, and then can choose to paint abstracts, landscapes, botanical studies, sill-life’s or other subjects of their choosing. Continuing or advanced students can start on individual paintings in acrylics or their choice of media at first class, with instructor working with them individually. Students supply their own paints, brushes, paper & canvas. Bring whatever supplies you already have to first class, where materials will be discussed and list handed out. $4 material fee paid to the instructor.

DATE

DAY

TIME

Sept 5–Nov 7

Wed

12:30–2:30 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

10x

$80

NONRES.

$85

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

DATE

DAY

TIME

Min: 4; Max: 15

Oct 3–Nov 20

Tue

6:30–9 pm

Think of sculpture as a brain exercise. Papier-mache sculpture is a fun way to experiment with a people friendly art form. At the same time exercise and keep fit both sides of your brain, especially the right hemisphere, the creative and making-art side of the brain. Although not necessary, if you enjoy using your hands, like solving problems, puzzles and/ or play games, you are in the right place. Materials needed for papier-mache are cheap, some recycled and simple everyday tools which free you up to experiment and have fun without the cost factor. You can for instance, cut off pieces of your sculpture you don’t like, add something else and let your imagination soar. At the first class bring newspaper, scissors, a roll of one-inch masking tape (not glue) and pen/ pencil. You will receive instructions and tips on construction and walk out of the class with one of two learning pieces of sculpture. The two exercises provide you with the basics for you future creations, be they miniature or life size, realistic or abstract. A complete material list will be available at the first class. Come give it a try, make new friends, keep your whole brain mentally active and have fun.

NONRES.

$130

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.

Sept 5–Nov 7

Wed

12:30–2:30 pm

10x

$80

$130

ages 50–older

ages 50–older

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

$125

Beyond Papier-mâché

Multi-cultural Textile Art

TIME

8x

NONRES.

Min: 4; Max: 20

Min: 4; Max: 20

DAY

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

Instructor: Stephanie Scott, www.stephaniescott.org Location: Albany Senior Center, South Room

Instructor: Stephanie Scott, www.stephaniescott.org Location: Albany Senior Center, Multi Purpose Room

DATE

NE W

Multi-medium Painting

DATE

DAY

TIME

Sept 5–Nov 7

Wed

10 am–noon

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

10x

$80

NONRES.

$85

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

NONRES.

Min: 4; Max: 20

$85

Instructor: M J Wilson Location: Albany Senior Center, South Room Min: 4; Max: 15

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World Literature

Ages 50–older

ages 50–older

Dorothy Parker was remarkable for the range of her fiction-from witty satires to compassionate and moving stories. We will read The Portable Dorothy Parker, published by Penguin Books with an introduction by Brendan Gill.

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.

DATE

DAY

TIME

Sept 10–Nov 19

Mon

11:30 am–1:30 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

10x

$55

NONRES.

$60

Instructor: Debra Ratner Location: Albany Senior Center, Multi-Use Room

Reading Novels

Min: 4; Max: 30

ages 50–older

The Go-Between, by L.P. Hartley, describes the impact of a twelve-year-old boy’s role as an intermediary between lovers in England during the summer of 1900. Please buy this powerful book as a New York Review of Books Classic. DATE

DAY

TIME

Sept 12–Nov 14

Wed

3–5 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

10x

$55

NONRES.

$60

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

Lives of Women

DATE

Ages 50–older

We will read selections from Shacking the Tree: A Collection of New Fiction and Memoir by Black Women. Published by Norton, this book represents women as different as Edwidge Danticat and ZZ Packer. DATE

DAY

Sept 14–Nov 16

Fri

TIME

2–4 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

10x

$55

NONRES.

$60

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

Min: 4; Max: 25

Min: 4; Max: 25

AARP’s 55 Alive Mature Driving

NE W

Evolving Viewpoints

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 DATE

DAY

TIME

MEETS

Nov 8 & Nov 15

Thur

11 am–3 pm

2x

AAPR MEM.

NONMEM.

$12

$14

Instructor: Alice Meyers Location: Albany Senior Center, Multi-Use Room Min: 10; Max: 20

AARP’s 55 Alive Mature Driving: Refresher Course

NE W

Ages 50–older

Explore how life experiences change the way we see the world, as we read and discuss Nevada’s Barr’s essays in her book: Seeking Enlightenment…Hat by Hat: A skeptic’s Guide to Religion (Berkley Books, 2003). We will then write personal “books” of short essays on many of the same topics, which include: forgiveness, humility, judgment, commitment, stillness, fear, prayer and an ordinary life. Writing experience is not necessary, only a willingness to explore your evolving viewpoints. Sharing is completely optional. Bring the above book and a journal and pen that you’ll love to use. DATE

DAY

TIME

MEETS

Sept 5–Nov 7

Wed

6–7:45 pm

10x

AAPR MEM.

NONMEM.

$55

$60

DAY

Sept 11–Dec 18* Tue

TIME

10 am–noon

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

14x

$99

NONRES.

$104

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

*No class on Sept 25

Memoir Writing 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. DATE

DAY

Sept 10–Dec 17* Mon

TIME

2:30–4 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

14x

$99

NONRES.

$104

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

*No class on Nov 12

Instructor: Susan Alexander Location: Albany Senior Center, South Room Min: 4; Max: 20

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. Note:The refresher course is only for people who have taken the 8-hour course within 4 years. Fee for this class is $12 for AARP Members, $14 for Non-Members. Checks/money orders only, payable to: AARP DATE

DAY

TIME

MEETS

Sept 13

Thur

1–5:30 pm

1x

Instructor: Alice Meyers Location: Albany Senior Center, South Room

AAPR MEM.

NONMEM.

$12

$14

World Affairs & Politics Ages 50–older

This is an open group discussion of world affairs and politics, both local and international. Fee is per class. DATE

DAY

Sept 17–Dec 10* Mon

TIME

9:30–11 am

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

12x

$3

NONRES.

$4

Instructor: Constance Cole Location: Albany Senior Center, Multi Purpose Room Min: 4; Max: 35

*No class on Nov 12

Min: 10; Max: 20

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Coppola Winery

Travel

Marin Headlands Area Tour, Beach Walk & Birding

Ages 50–older

Join us on a late summer day to the Coppola Winery. We will explore the winery on a docent-led tour followed with some great wine tasting. Lunch and shopping will be on your own in downtown Napa. Trip includes periods of walking and standing. DATE

DAY

September 19

Wed

TIME

9 am–5 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

1x

$40

NONRES.

$45

Min: 19; Max: 21

Japanese Tea Gardens & Conservatory of Flowers

Towns of Marin County Ages 50–older

Ages 50–older

Our “towns” trips offer a great opportunity to explore 2 or 3 destinations on your own. This trip will take you to Marin County and feature Sausalito, Tiburon and Corte Madera. You will have time at each venue to explore and sightsee on your own. Lunch is on your own. Trip includes periods of walking and standing.

Join us for a tour of the Conservatory of Flowers and the Japanese 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 United States which features monuments, bridges, and native Japanese plants and ponds. Picnic lunch included. Trip includes sitting and walking. DATE

DAY

September 5

Wed

TIME

10 am–4:30 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

1x

$25

NONRES.

$30

Min: 19; Max: 21

The Pardee Home has been described as one of the finest intact Italianate estates remaining in Northern California. Come take a docent-led tour and explore the authentic home. Next, we will head to the Oakland Museum where you will have time on your own to explore. Trip includes periods of walking and standing. DAY

September 12

Wed

TIME

9:30 am–4:30 pm

1x

$25

Wed

TIME

8:30 am–4:30 pm

1x

$10

$15

Min: 19; Max: 21

Ages 50–older

Ages 50–older

DATE

DAY

September 26

NONRES.

Cantor Art Center & Gamble Garden

Pardee Home & Oakland Museum

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

DATE

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

$30

Come along on a trip to the Cantor Arts Center located at Stanford University. We will take a docent-led tour of the diverse collections residing at the center. Next stop will take us to the Gamble Garden for a tour. Gamble Garden showcases demonstration gardens, a historic home and much more. Trip includes periods of standing and walking. DATE

DAY

October 3

Wed

TIME

9:15 am–5 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

1x

$20

Ages 50–older

This fall tour of the Marin Headlands with naturalist Ted Pierce will include several stops, including Hawk Hill, Pt. Bonita and Rodeo Lagoon, with an additional walk along Rodeo Cove. We expect to see a wide variety of birds and marine mammals, as well as enjoy the spectacular views of the ocean and the Golden Gate Bridge. For lunch, we will visit a restaurant in nearby Sausalito, with free time to explore the village before we return. Transportation and lunch are included in the fee. Trip includes moderate periods of sitting and walking. DATE

DAY

October 8

Mon

TIME

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

8 am–4 pm

1x

$60

NONRES.

$65

Min: 19; Max: 21

San Francisco Bus Tour Ages 50–older

Take an entertaining and scenic bus ride in San Francisco! Hop on a double-decker bus for a tour featuring some of San Francisco’s traditional landmarks such as Ghirardelli Square, the Painted Ladies Victorian Homes and the famous Golden Gate Bridge. After the bus tour, enjoy Pier 39 on your own. Bring a jacket or sweater. Trip includes long periods of walking. DATE

DAY

October 10

Wed

Min: 19; Max: 21

TIME

9 am–4 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

1x

$35

NONRES.

$40

NONRES.

$25

Min: 19; Max: 21

Min: 19; Max: 21

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SF Museum of Modern Art

Ages 50–older

Ages 50–older

Join us for a self guided walking tour of Ardenwood historic farm. After our picnic lunch, we will visit the historic Patterson House for a docent led tour. Lunch included. Trip includes periods of walking and standing.

SF MOMA has a collection of modern and contemporary art that includes more than 27,000 works. It features photography, painting and sculpture, architecture and design, and media art. The museum includes both modern art masterworks and glimpses of contemporary art. Trip includes long periods of walking (self paced) and standing.

DATE

DAY

October 17

Wed

TIME

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

9 am–3 pm

1x

$20

NONRES.

$25

Min: 19; Max: 21

DATE

DAY

November 16

Fri

TIME

9 am–4 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

1x

Apple Hill

Min: 19; Max: 21

Ages 50–older

San Francisco: Union Square

Celebrate the fall season with a trip to Apple Hill. This trip includes an apple fritter snack/coffee upon arrival. Next you will take a guided tour of the spacious farm. You will also have some time to shop for apples and everything apple related. Lunch is included. Trip includes periods of sitting, walking and standing. DATE

DAY

October 24

Wed

TIME

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

8 am–5:30 pm

1x

$45

NONRES.

$50

Min: 19; Max: 21

DAY

November 28

Wed

Ages 50–older

Min: 19; Max: 21

DATE

DAY

November 7

Wed

TIME

8 am–5:30 pm

1x

$10

NONRES.

$15

Min: 19; Max: 21

DAY

Wed

Ages 50–older

Min: 19; Max: 21

December 12

Wed

TIME

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

8 am–4 pm

1x

$30

1x

$10

NONRES.

$15

Get into the holiday spirit by watching “A Christmas Carol” at the San Jose Repertory Theater. This play is adapted by Rick Lombardo and it features lavish period costumes and traditional Victorian carols. Trip includes periods of sitting, walking and standing.

December 5

DAY

1:30–7 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

Ages 50–older

DATE

DATE

TIME

A Christmas Carol

Dunsmuir House Come with us and take a docent-led tour of the Dunsmuir House. It will be decorated for the holidays and be a great time out. Nestled in the Oakland hills, the 50-acre Dunsmuir House and Gardens estate includes the 37-room Mansion, built by Alexander Dunsmuir for his bride. Restored buildings and landscaped gardens surround the mansion. Lunch included. Trip includes periods of sitting, walking and standing.

$28

There’s no a better way to get in the holiday spirit than to take a trip to lovely Union Square when the lights drape the huge 85 foot pine tree in the middle of the plaza. You will have time to shop and sightsee. Bring your camera to take some great holiday pictures! Note: this trip is later in the day and we will be out during evening hours. Please bring warm clothing and an umbrella, if needed. Trip includes long periods of walking (self paced) and standing. DATE

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

Ages 50–older

Red Hawk Casino Enjoy a day of gambling and fun at the Red Hawk Casino which has been voted the best casino 2 years in a row. Lunch is on your own at one of the many dining spots at the Casino. Trip includes periods of sitting, walking and standing.

$23

boomers & beyond

Ardenwood Farms

TIME

9 am–4:30 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

1x

$40

NONRES.

$45

Albany Senior Center

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 Measure B, administered by the Alameda County Transportation Commission. For more information: Albany Senior Center 846 Masonic Avenue Albany, CA 94706 (510) 524-9122 Phone seniorinfo@albanyca.org www.albanyca.org/seniorcenter

NONRES.

$35

Min: 19; Max: 21

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Seniors

T c e n t e r REN

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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. 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.

Albany senior center 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.

To Enroll

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.

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.

Shopping Trips: The shuttle provides Albany residents 60+ door-to-door transportation from home to nearby grocery stores. Yearly registration fee required.

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: Fridays, September 14 and November 9, 9 am–12:30 pm. Podiatry services provided by a licensed podiatrist at a low cost. Over 60 Health Clinic: Mondays, October 8 and December 10, 9 am. A nurse provides foot care, blood pressure checks, medication review and more. Drop-in only.

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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. Afternoon Fun & Games

Painting

Thursdays, Sept. 6–Dec. 20, Noon–3 pm Mahjong, music, ping pong and board games provided. No meeting Nov. 22. No ping-pong on Nov. 8 & 15 (Only Mahjong in Lobby)

Thursdays, Sept. 6–Dec. 20, 9 am–noon No meeting on Nov. 22

SENIORs

j ust-fo r -the- fu n - o f- it s oc ials

Friends of Albany Seniors

Fundraisers

to support the Albany Senior Center

French Conversation

Fridays, Sept. 21–Dec. 21, 11 am–noon No meeting on Sept. 14, Nov. 9, Nov. 23

Tuesday Films

Tuesday, Sept. 4–Dec. 18, 1:30 pm No film on September 25 Needlecraft & Beading

Mondays, Sept. 10–Dec. 17, 9–11 am No meeting on Nov. 12 & Dec. 10

Bridge

Fridays, Sept. 7–Dec. 21, Noon–3 pm No meeting on Nov. 23 Discussion of the Week’s News

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Fridays, Sept. 21–Dec. 21, 12:15–1:45 pm No meeting on Nov. 9, Nov. 23

Albany Senior Center

OPEN house Tuesday, September 25 9 am–5 pm Free

Have you been wondering what goes on at the Albany Senior Center? Have you been meaning to come by and check it out, but just haven’t found the right time? Well here's your chance! Stop by the Albany Senior Center during its Open House and discover what the center has to offer! There will be fun activities, class demonstrations, entertainment and dinner! Join us all day or drop by for that specific activity or class you’ve been wanting to attend. Talk to the instructor and staff and get the information you need. This event is part of Albany Local Week and Senior Center Month (September).

Enjoy music, dancing and delicious food prepared by the Albany Lions Club. Saturday, September 22 5–7 pm $10 Adults, $4 Children 6 and under. ($12/$6 if purchased after Sept 14) Albany Community Center 1249 Marin Ave., Albany

M A R K ET

HOLIDAY DINNERS Celebrate the holiday spirit with us! Enjoy great food, entertainment, friendly company and a festive atmosphere! Sign-up at the front desk and pay at the door. Admission is $5. Halloween dinner Wednesday, October 31, 4–5 pm thanksgiving dinner Wednesday, November 21, 3:30–5 pm holiday dinner

Saturday, December 1, 2012 9 am–2 pm Come find unique gifts for the holidays and yummy homemade baked goods. Albany Senior Center 846 Masonic Ave., Albany

Friday, December 21, 4–5 pm

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L a r ry Va n D e u s e n Th e Pa i n t i n g i s t h e Sto ry July 7–October 1 Albany Community Center Foyer I use the collage method for the compositions of my paintings. I look to many sources, new and old, to create a contemporary blend of images. I think of these layered paintings as a metaphor for the modern world, where at some level everything is connected to everything else. I have a degree in Sculpture from the State University of California, I have shown extensively in Art galleries in America, Europe and Japan, and my work can be found in many private and public collections. New Romance, 40× 40", acrylic on canvas

S u s a n M c A ll i st e r A R e a l i st P e r s p ect i v e

North Bridge, 45 ×29.5", watercolor

October 6–January 7 • Opening Reception: October 7, 4–6 pm • Albany Community Center Foyer Fascinated by the challenge of rendering

depicting the essence of my subjects through

realistic images, I have immersed myself in

close observation and careful choices of color

creating watercolors and colored pencil draw-

and detail. An East Bay artist and retired high

ings for the last 30 years. Whether I choose

school art teacher, I am currently teaching

to depict landscapes, florals, still life objects

children and adults through private lessons and

or people and pets, my focus is always on

group classes.

Artists interested in being considered for a show can visit www.albanyca.org/arts for more information. activity guide Fall 2012

Registration: WWW.ALBANYCA.ORG/ONLINEREG OR FORM ON PAGE 68

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Events

The City of Albany Community Services Deptartment presents

BIKE

ABOUT

TOWN

Join in Albany's community-wide

CL OTH IN G SWA P Thursday, September 27, 2012 • 7:30 pm Albany Community Center, Hall

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. All sizes welcome.

Fridays: August 23, September 28 6:30 pm · Meet at Solano Avenue Cyclery

Annual Donation Drive October 15–December 21 Albany Community Center Lobby 1249 Marin Avenue, Albany The Albany Community Center will be collecting (new) toys and (clean) used coats for donation to the Bay Area Rescue Mission for families in need. We will also be collecting canned, jarred or dry foods (nonperishable and not-expired items) for dontaion to the Alameda County Food Bank. Help us break our totals last year of 600 toys, 1500 pounds of food and 980 coats!

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“Step Into the Future” Sunday, September 9, 2012 Sponsored by City of Albany, City of Berkeley, Albany Subaru and more!

City of Albany

www.solanostroll.org

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OPEN house Tuesday, September 25 9 am–5 pm Free Senior Center 846 Masonic Ave. Albany

Have you been wondering what goes on at the Albany Senior Center? Have you been meaning to come by and check it out, but just haven’t found the right time? Well here's your chance! Stop by the Albany Senior Center during its Open House and discover what the center has to offer! There will be fun activities, class demonstrations, entertainment and dinner! Join us all day or drop by for that specific activity or class you’ve been wanting to attend. Talk to the instructor and staff and get the information you need.

Events

Albany Senior Center

Save the Date(s) Wednesdays in September 6:30-8 pm Memorial Park

This event is part of Albany Local Week and Senior Center Month (September).

coastal cleanup day S a t u r d a y, S e p t e m b e r 1 5 • 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. Supplies and refreshments provided! For more information (or if you have a large group) email: volunteer@thewatershedproject.org

activity guide Fall 2012

Registration: WWW.ALBANYCA.ORG/ONLINEREG OR FORM ON PAGE 68

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Local Garden Swap Bring your excess homegrown produce to swap with your neighbors Tuesday evenings until the end of October, 6:30 pm (Be on time for best selection) Albany Community Center Patio Need more info? Contact Robin at (510) 524-9283

Albany FilmFest 2013 Answer: “The amazing variety of films, the friendly ambiance, and the free popcorn!” Question: “What do you like best about Albany FilmFest?” Save the date! Albany FilmFest is coming back for its third consecutive year on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at the Albany Community Center. Call for entries is September 2012. See website for details: www.albanyca.org/albanyfilmfest Albany FilmFest 2013 See page 34 for more details.

Blood Drive

Veterans Day

Pancake Breakfast

September 18, 2012 • 1–6 pm Albany Community Center

Please mark your calendars for the upcoming Red Cross Blood Drive at the Albany Community Center. We ask that you register online to secure a time slot. It’s easy simply log on to www.redcrossblood.org, click on “Enter a Sponsor Code” and enter “Albany”.

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Sunday, November 11, 2012 • 9 am–noon Veterans Memorial Building, Memorial Park In honor of our veterans the City of Albany & Alameda County are partnering to host a pancake breakfast. More information will be available on the City website in mid-October (www.albanyca.org).

City of Albany

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Events

Come play in the street! Saturday, September 22 Noon–3pm Key Route Boulevard From Thousand Oaks to “A” Street

Wednesday, October 31 • Free

Trick-or-Treat on Solano Avenue at every business from 3–5pm

Costume Contest 5–6pm

Presented by the Solano Avenue Association SolanoStroll.org

BLOCK MOVIE NIGHTS

“Alberrito Streets” creates a safe, fun, car-free place for people to get out and get active. Join us for a day of outdoor fun (with our neighbors to the north) without having to worry about looking both ways. Enter the giant Albany vs. El Cerrito tug-of-war and relay races. Take a Zumba lesson, peruse the chalk art gallery, play street sports, and much more! Albany citizens are encouraged to show their civic pride by wearing green or something that says “Albany.” For more information: www.albanyca.org/albanystreets

ALBERRITO STREETS

Thursday, December 13 4–5:30 pm Albany Community Center FREE

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 until October 7. For more information, contact: Chelle Putzer, Community Services Manager cputzer@albanca.org (510) 559-7218

activity guide Fall 2012

Registration: WWW.ALBANYCA.ORG/ONLINEREG OR FORM ON PAGE 68

Children ages 12 and under are invited. This holiday event will feature games, music and crafts from various cultural holiday traditions.

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Solano Avenue between San Pablo and Evelyn Avenues Come have dinner with Albany to celebrate our community! Join us for a sit-down dinner on Solano Avenue and celebrate our community by sharing a meal with friends, neighbors and family. Enjoy live music by “Bangers & Grass”; eat, drink, and dance in the street under canopy lights; check out Five Little Monkeys Game area; snap a picture in the Magolia photobooth; participate in the table-decorating contest. The dinner bell rings at 6:45 pm. You can share a meal with friends and family three ways: 1. You can reserve one or more tables with six chairs per table or, 2. You can reserve a space and bring you own table(s) and chairs, or 3. You can make reservations at one of the participating restaurants that will be offering sidewalk dining. If you like option 1, we will have your table and chairs ready for you when you arrive. The cost of reserving a table with chairs that has been set up for you is $30. You may reserve as many tables as you like for your group. You may bring your own meal or purchase food from one of the participating restaurants at the event. Each table comes with six chairs (partial tables not available). If you like option 2, we will reserve a space that will fit up to a 6’ table. The cost is $15 per space. You may reserve as many spaces as you like for your group. You may bring your own meal or purchase food from one of the participating restaurants at the event. If you like option 3, please call one of the participating restaurants for reservations. A list of participating restaurants will be on the City website, www.albanyca.org/dinnerwithalbany. Other important information about the event: • Wine will be sold at the event, alcohol is permitted at the event. • Due to health codes this is a no-pet event (with the exception of service animals). • No BBQs or other heating elements will be allowed. The event opens at 5:30 pm and ends at 9:30 pm. The dinner bell will ring at 6:45 pm for all to sit down and enjoy dinner together. For more information contact Albany Recreation & Community Services at (510) 524-9283.

How to reserve

a table or space at Dinner with Albany: 1. In-person: During business hours at the Albany Community Center 2. Fax: Download the reservation form at www.albanyca.org/dinnerwithalbany and fax it to (510) 528-8914 3. Online: Fill out the online form at www.albanyca.org/dinnerwithalbany 4. Call a participating restaurant (list available on www.albanyca.org/ dinnerwithalbany) offering sidewalk dinning during the event Please note: • Every effort will be made to accommodate your preferred table location • Table reservations are entered in the order they are received • Reservations will not be taken by phone or mail • The Table Availability Chart at www.albanyca.org/dinnerwithalbany will be updated weekdays after 6 pm

Table Decorating Contest Put your artistic talents to work by entering the table-decorating contest! Express yourself by creating a centerpiece and/or place settings that will be judged by a panel of staff/volunteers the evening of the event. Prizes for: Most Artistic, Best Use of Recycled Mate-

Why wait? Make your reservations today! activity guide Fall 2012

rials, So Albany and Over the Top.

Registration: WWW.ALBANYCA.ORG/ONLINEREG OR FORM ON PAGE 68

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September 29, 2012 • 5:30 pm–9:30 pm


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Dinner with Albany

Best Pizza Thank You for selecting Little Star Pizza “Best of the Bay” San Francisco Bay Guardian Reader’s Poll 2011

Give Back on “First Mondays”!! 10% oF ALL SALeS on The FiRST MondAY oF eAch MonTh ARe donATed To The ALBAnY educATion FoundATion!

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1175 solano avenue

albany

City of Albany

recreation & community services 510 524-9283

510.526.7827

www.littlestarpizza.com


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Donkey & Goat wines will be served in the Dinner with Albany vip tent and available at Little Star Pizza

Donkey & Goat is a family owned and operated winery located in Berkeley, California. Tracey & Jared Brandt craft their natural wines from Rhône varietals, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grown in the Anderson Valley, Mendocino Ridge and the undiscovered El Dorado appellation in the Sierra Foothills. Named one of five “Winemakers to Watch for 2011” by Jon Bonée at the San Francisco Chronicle, Tracey & Jared trained in France and their maverick winemaking has helped pave the way for the natural wine movement. donkey & goat | 1340 5th Street (at Gilman) | www.donkeyandgoat.com Tasting Room Hours: Friday–Sunday, 2–6 pm

Dinner with Albany

We proudly support Dinner with Albany and hope to see you and your family on September 29! We will be there with our friends and family and look forward to meeting you and yours! Santé! Tracey & Jared Brandt


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Dinner with Albany Braces, Invisalign & Pediatric Dentistry Celebrating our Grand Opening on Solano We are a unique, specialty-only dental practice offering a full range of pediatric dental services and orthodontics for adults and children. Call for free Orthodontic Exam & Consultation: includes TMJ Evaluation, Photos, and Panoramic X-Ray (Value $399) Welcome Children’s Dental Exam: includes Orthodontic Screening, Panoramic X-Ray, Cleaning, and Fluoride Treatment: $89 (Value $299)

Dr. Ramtin Nassiri, DDS, MSD Specialist in Orthodontics Dr. Eric Smith, DDS Specialist in Pediatric Dentistry Dr. Stephanie D. Moniz, DDS Specialist in Pediatric Dentistry Dr. Joel Pedersen, DDS Dental Anesthesiologist

Call to make an appointment now! We are open 6 DAYS a week and offer evening and Saturday appointments! Conveniently located at: 1183 Solano Avenue Albany, CA 94706 (510) 280-5731

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www.solanosmile.com

City of Albany

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Café Raj

Hand-Ground Spices • Perfect Curries • Smiling Service

It Must Be Café Raj

1158 Solano Ave. Albany Call for Take Out: 510.524.5667 caferajonline.com S O L A N O A N D O R D WAY : The Center of the Wine Universe? Your Friendly Neighborhood Wine Bar and Shop

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or the past thirty years, we’ve earned a reputation for discovering emerging wineries, championing the classics and creating a unique, inclusive environment where wine is a common interest for people from all walks of life. Solano Cellars features an acclaimed selection of small production wines from around the world with special concentration on hard-to-find California wines. A welcoming wine bar is nestled away upstairs and serves a fresh, seasonal menu with artisan cheeses and salumi, paired to adventurous wine flights, high-end tastings and wines by the glass. The wine bar also hosts regular wine classes, wine and food pairing dinners and visiting winemakers from all over the world. Solano Cellars | 1580 Solano Avenue | 510.525.9463 | mail@solanocellars.com

activity guide Fall 2012

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North Indian & Pakistani Cuisine


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Shop local for all of your Dinner with Albany items! Solano Avenue is a local treasure with the charm of a small town and an unmatched array of restaurants and retail establishments – including professional and personal services. Where else can you find a larger collection of independently-owned “mom and pop” enterprises? Where else can you find such a dynamic range of services and get so many things done in one area? Where else can you find a more culturally rich group of businesses with owners from all over the map? Nowhere… It’s on Solano. Before you rush-off to the mall this holiday season, think of Solano first. We may not have the glitz of your local shopping center, but we have the lasting spirit of “small business” and that counts for double. Thank you for your continuing support of Solano Avenue!

Fairmount Electric Gene Robinson, Owner gene@fairmountelectric.com 510 528 1209

Scope of Work All elements of the residential electrical system including: ■ Electric service upgrades ■ Complete replacement of knob and tube wiring (a specialty of mine)

California Contractor License #C-10 644125

■ Replacement of fuse panels ■ Replacement of FPE, Zinsco and Sylvania panels ■ Wiring to an outbuilding ■ Troubleshooting

www.fairmountelectric.com

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Dinner with Albany

S o l a n o Av e n u e Ass o c i at i o n


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Dinner with Albany

We Feel Your Pain and

We Know What To Do About It Acne Allergies Anxiety Arthritis Asthma Back Pain Breast Problems Colds and Flu Constipation Cough Diet Depression Diarrhea Digestion Eczema Energy Erectile Dysfunction Fertility Fibromyalgia Food Allergy Gall Stones Hairloss Headaches Heart Health Hemorrhoids High Blood Pressure IBS Immunity Infertility Injury Insomnia Kidney Stones Memory Menopause Morning Sickness Pain PMS Prostate Psoriasis Sinusitis Stress Thyroid Urinary Infection WeightLoss Yeast Infections Zelophobia

is a proud sponsor of

Acupuncture Acupressure & Herbal Medicine

DINNER WITH ALBANY

New in Albany

since 1987

Check out the plans for the new store at www.Safewayonsolano.com

1071 San Pablo Ave, 510-848-4372 ext 1.

Live Local. Bank Local. We are proud to sponsor Dinner with Albany. Bon appĂŠtit!

MEMBER FDIC

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800.797.6324 www.mechanicsbank.com

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Dinner with Albany

T h a n k yo u ! Presenting Sponsors Little Star Pizza Donkey & Goat Solano Smile Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry Gold sponsors Albany Community Foundation Café Raj Bua Luang Thai Cuisine Solano Avenue Association Fairmount Electric Solano Cellars Silver sponsors Mechanics Bank Safeway Bill Moore & Associates Shen Clinic Event Partners Sam’s Log Cabin Event Magic Magnolia Photobooth Co. Trumer Pils Full Scale Event Productions Advertisers Five Little Monkeys • The Fuse Fitness Carters Automotive • Jerri Holan & Associates, AIA Albany Community Triathlon • The Church on the Corner Senior Helpers • Fishman Financial Group K2TOG • Gathering Tribes mvbfonts.com

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Albany Local Week

al b an y

local w e e k Take the Albany Local Week Challenge! See how much you can do, shop, eat, and play within Albany’s square mile the week of September 22–28. Albany Local Week is an opportunity to discover and celebrate what Albany has to offer while supporting our local businesses and organizations. (See pages 58–59 for a list of special local offers.) Simply use the score card at right, keeping track of your activities from September 22–28. The person with the top score will be honored with his/her name on the Über Albany Local Cup, which will be put on prominent display (in a public location to be determined). Everyone who submits their score card by September 28, 2012 will receive a limited edition participation prize (the form of which to be later revealed). Über Albany Local Cup winner will be announced at Dinner with Albany.

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The Über Albany Local Cup (simulation)

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Categories Food & Drink Restaurants, bars, ice cream…

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Home repairs, garden painting… Helpful Services Automotive, computer, copying, photography, drycleaning, haircuts, nail salons… Health Medical, dental, acupuncture, chiropractic, therapy… Recreation & Entertainment Movies, bike riding, bowling, classes… Shopping You get the idea… Special Event See list, below Good Neighbor Pot lucks, BBQ, block parties, volunteering…

Special Events (See pp. 36–39 for more information) Saturday, Sept. 22 ◼ Alberrito Streets ◼ Innate Chiropratic Open House Tuesday, Sept. 25 ◼ Garden Swap ◼ Senior Center Open House Wednesday, Sept. 26 ◼ Music in the Park ◼ Farmer’s Market Thursday, Sept. 27 ◼ Pizza & Wine Block Party (see p. 37) ◼ Clothing Swap Friday, Sept. 28 ◼ Bike About Town

score card entries must received by september 28, 2012. Drop-off entry at front desk, Albany Community Center, 1249 Marin Avenue, Albany. Über Cup winner will be announced September 29 at Dinner with Albany event. All participants will be sent a special prize by mail.

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Saturday, Sept. 29 ◼ Dinner with Albany ◼ Albany Triathlon

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Albany Local Week

a l ban y l oca l week : s p ecia l , l oca l offe r s NOTE: Some offers are available only on certain days during se p tembe r 2 2 – 2 8 , 2 0 1 2 | the Albany Local Week. See individual listings for valid days. Albany Arts Gallery

Husby-Gerry Family Chiropractic

Available: Sat Sun M Tu W Th F

Available: M Tu W F

Albany Coin Exchange

Innate Chiropractic

1251 Solano Avenue (510) 526-9558 20% off all merchandise and pre-paid scheduled classes.

Sarana Community Acupuncture

970 San Pablo Avenue (510) 526-5056 $10 acupuncture treatments plus free second treatment within 2 weeks of first appt. Additional $10 paperwork fee for new clients. Available: Sat Sun M Tu W Th F

916A San Pablo Avenue (510) 528-5216 $40 new patient exams; $40 massage; $15 EB-305 footbaths. One per person, offer expires 12/31/12; cash only; not offered to Medicare patients.

Shawn Corne, PhD

Available: M Tu W Th F

Available: Sat (Open House Event)

Available: M Tu W Th F

Albany Hair Salon

Jerry Holan & Associates, AIA

Shen Clinic

1107 Solano Avenue (510) 526-1772 Free appraisal for all silver, gold, platinum coins, bar, jewelry collection and pay 5% more on scrap gold jewelry if sell on same day. Large collections by appt. only.

1174 Solano Avenue (510) 525-5153 20% off chemical services. Available: Tu W Th F

All In One Fitness

1393 Solano Avenue, Suite B (510) 528-1079 Free one-hour architectural design consultation for Albany residents and Solano Avenue merchants. Available: Sat Sun M Tu W Th F

1009 Solano Avenue (510) 903-1504 Free 30-minute clinical psychology consultation. Limited to the first 10 people and subject schedule.

1071 San Pablo Avenue (510) 848-4372 One free box of Cold Stop. Available: Sat Sun M Tu W Th F

Solano Lighting

614 San Pablo Avenue (510) 524-1001 One week pass including classes, check website for details (www.allinonefitnessinfo.com), evalution with Fitness Consultant.

Jing Liu Accupuncture Clinic

400 Evelyn Avenue (510) 527-1289 Accupuncture treatments: 1/3 off new patients; 20% off exsisting patients.

1411 Solano Avenue (510) 527-6844 One free energy saving light bulb with each lamp repaired; $2 off halogen bulbs; additional 10% off for already discounted items. Discounts for adults only.

Available: Sat Sun M Tu W Th F

Available: Sat Tu W Th F

Available: Sat M W Th F

Bankston Immigration Law Office

Kobayashi Dentistry

Solano Smile Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry

1604 Solano Avenue (510) 542-2900 x 222 Free 1 hr. immigration consultation (normally $65). Mention “Albany Local Week” when scheduling appt. Available: Sat Sun M Tu W Th F

Berkeley Insurance & Financial Services

555 Pierce Street, CML #2 (510) 984-0161 $25 certificate to a local Mexican restaurant when you allow us to quote your home & auto insurance. Available: Sat Sun M Tu W Th F

727 San Pablo Avenue, 101A (510) 962-9530 $99 Bleaching for the first 25 patients. Available: M Tu W Th

K2TOG

1325 Solano Avenue, Ste 101 (510) 528-2220 Free gift with purchase. Must have Albany ID. Available: Sat Sun M Tu W Th F

Living Tree Accupuncture

1166 Solano Avenue (510) 527-8288 10% off your total purchase. Dine-in only.

405 Kains Avenue, Suite 204 (510) 558-8062 50% off 90-min. deep tissue massage for first-time clients (3 available); $45 Accupuncture appt. for firsttime clients (1.5–2 hrs). By appointment only.

Available: M Tu W Th

Available: M Tu W Th F

Café Raj

Mary & Joes Sporting Goods

Available: Sat Sun M Tu W Th F

Available: Sat F

Carters Automotive

Mediation Law Offices of Eva Herzer

Bua Luang

1158 Solano Avenue (510) 524-5667 10% off total bill. Dine-in only.

744 San Pablo Avenue (510) 647-9199 15% off all repairs. Limit one per customer, per visit and cannot be combined with any other offer.

911 San Pablo Avenue (510) 524-6542 10% of any purchace.

901 Peralta Avenue (510) 526-5146 20% off family law and divorce mediation and consultations.

Available: M Tu W Th F

Available: M Tu W Th F

Center of Attention and Learning

Natural Healing Ways

405 Kains Avenue (510) 559-3110 20% discount on five workshops offered during Albany Local Week when paid in advance. Visit www.centerofattentionandlearning.org for details. Available: Sat M Tu W Th

Crazy Copy

863 San Pablo Avenue, Ste C (510) 527-4840 50% off all services and copies. Same day rush orders not included. Available: Sat M Tu W Th F

Fran Wickner, Ph.D.

1350A San Pablo Avenue (510) 527-4011 Free 15 minute phone session. www.franwickner.com Available: M Tu W Th F

Gathering Tribes

1412 Solano Avenue (510) 528-9038 We’ll pay your sales tax! Residents will need to show ID during Albany Local Week. Available: M Tu W Th F Sat Sun

Golden Poppy Florist

1160 Solano Avenue (510) 525-7313 15% off all services and purchases. Available: M Tu W Th F Sat Sun

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1037 Solano Avenue (510) 524-7005 1/2 off first visit including consultation and X-rays, does not include first treatment.

115 Marin Avenue, (510) 978-3444 $80 Naturopathic medicine and accupuncture session (normally $140). Available: M Tu Th

Norge Cleaners & Alterations

398 San Pablo Avenue (510) 526-3850 $5 of any $25 or more order. 1 discount per customer. Available: Sat M Tu W Th F

Rebecca Nemeth, Realtor

rebecca@berkhills.com (510) 292-7476 Free one hour consultation of your choice: “What’s my house worth?”, “What’s my remodeling project worth?” or “How to buy a house in Albany”. Available: Sat Sun M Tu W Th F

Roaring Forties Press

1053 Sante Fe Avenue (510) 527-5463 50% off all books. Visit www.roaringfortiespress.com and call or e-mail (dmg@roaringfortiespress.com) with your order. Available: Sat Sun M Tu W Th F

Royal Ground Coffee

1127 Solano Avenue (510) 525-0953 20% off a pound of coffee. One per customer. Available: Sat Sun M Tu W Th F

1183 Solano Avenue (510) 280-5731 Complimentary orthodontic exam and photos, panoramic X-ray. Treatment must be started within 30 days. Available: Sat M Th

Sam’s Log Cabin

945 San Pablo Avenue (510) 558-0494 Free small OJ or coffee with purchase of any breakfast. Must mention “Albany Local Week discount.” Available: Tu W Th F Sat Sun

Sue Oda Landscape Architect

617 Evelyn Avenue (510) 684-8789 Call during Albany Local Week and receive 15% off any service. Mention “Albany Local Week” for discount. Available: M Tu W Th F

T324

1109 Solano Avenue (510) 525-9510 x4746 25% off managed Avast antivirus products. Available: Sat Sun M Tu W Th F

Tay Tah Café

1182 Solano Avenue (510) 527-8104 Buy one Mitchell’s ice cream and get one free. Available: M Tu W Th

The Lumber Baron

500 Cleveland Avenue (510) 526-7224 10% off orders of $200 or more. Available: Sat M Tu W Th F

Tucker Graphic Design

423 San Pablo Avenue (510) 527-5533 $100 for one dozen single color T-shirts. Available: M Tu W Th F

Whole Health Apothecary

1229 Solano Avenue (510) 356-4197 Free pashmina scarf with any purchase of $30 or more. Available: M Tu W Th F Sat Sun


Albany Local Week

Albany Local Week pizza & wine block party Featuring two local favorites Little star pizza & solano Cellars

Thursday, September 27, 2012 • 5–8pm On Stannage at Solano Avenue In front of Little Star Pizza Join your neighbors for a fun evening of pizza, wine and revelry, while earning a whopping 90 points* in the Albany Local Week Challenge (see pp. 56–57 for details and official score card). *(10 points for ‘Food & Drink’ category, and another 50 points for attending a Special Event, plus 30 bonus points as this counts as a ‘Combo Special’.)

Native American

Arts, Crafts & Jewelry

Show proof of Albany residency and we’ll pay your sales tax during

Albany Local Week Sept 22-28 Thank you Albany for supporting Gathering Tribes for 21 years! Sharing the Beauty Of Native America On Solano Avenue Since 1991

1412 Solano @ Santa Fe, Albany CA Open Daily (510) 528-9038 Find out about our artist & cultural events:

www.GatheringTribes.com

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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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Neighborhoods

Aro u n d Yo u r B lo c k Feel like you didn’t know about a public meeting, street repair on your block or the dog park going in across the street? Sign-up for the City of Albany’s E-Notification system and get information and updates going on Around Your Block.

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Signing up is easy: 1. Locate your house on Around Your Block Neighborhood Map (above). 2. Go to www.albanyca.org/aroundyourblock 3. Follow the instructions on the page.

Anytime a news or calendar item is added to the City’s website, if it affects your neighborhood, you will get an email. Simple as that!

www.albanyca.org/aroundyourblock

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Volunteers

landscaping volunteers needed (Green thumb not required) Begin your new year by joining on of our new programs in Albany: • Friends of Albany Parks • Weed Warriors For more information about the programs see the Green Things (page 63) or visit www.albanyca.org/volunteer.

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 cputzer@albanyca. org or visit www.albanyca.org/volunteer.

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V O LU N TEE R S

UPCOMING OPPORTUNITIES Aug: Bike About Town Sept: Bike About Town, Albany Local Week, Dinner with Albany, Sr. Open House, Music in the Park, Solano Stroll Booth, Clothing Swap, Albany Streets

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ONGOING PROJECTS Weed Warriors • Storm Drain Stenciling • Tree Planting Program • Albany Hill AdoptA-Trail Program • Friends of Albany Parks Friends of Dartmouth Tot Lot • Meals on Wheels Driver • Senior Front Desk • Brown Bag Program • Neighborhood Block Captains

Oct: Bike About Town, Sr. Holiday Dinner Nov: Sr. Holiday Dinner Dec: Holiday Hoopla, Sr. Holiday Dinner

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GS pr e ce ina Tl hEivnegnst s

GREEN THINGS FOR YOU Fri e nds o f A lbany Par k s

Weed War r io r P rog ram

The Friends of Albany Parks programprovides volunteer opportunities for community groups and citizens to contribute to the beautification and maintenance of Albany's parks. The program also promotes community partnerships with residents and/or Albany organizations that enhances civic pride and a sense of stewardship. The program is designed to be an informal approach to involve the community with minor maintenance and beautification projects as well as monitor parks for potential hazards and vandalism. Email the Recreation & Community Services Department at recinfo@albanyca.org, or visit the City’s website, www.albanyca.org/volunteer, for more information and an application.

Want to get your hands dirty while helping to keep the City beautiful? We are looking for individuals or groups interested in volunteering to weed and mulch specific areas of the City’s green spaces. Your commitment will be for one year and you will set your own work schedule. There will be an initial meeting with City Arborist, Tony Wolcott to review his vision for your specific area. You must provide your own tools and remove all plant debris from your area. Email the Recreation & Community Services Department @ recinfo@albanyca.org, or visit the City’s website, www.albanyca.org/volunteer, for more information and an application. Annual Coastal Clean UP

Join A lbany 's Gr een Team

Saturday, September 15, 2012 • 9 am–noon

The Volunteer Corps Green Team's mission is to assist City staff and other organizations in increasing wildlife habitat and Albany residents’ opportunities to find nature within city limits. Additional outcomes of its work are strengthened community relationships, fun activities for its members and a more beautiful city! The Green Team is self-led, meaning that its members themselves decide on activities for the group, thus allowing for different levels of leadership and participation. The City of Albany’s Environmental Resources Division and Recreation and Community Service Department support the Green Team with guidance, contacts, and tools and materials for certain projects. To join/apply for membership in the Green Team, simply check the interest box on Albany’s Volunteer Application. If you would like more information about joining the Green Team contact Nicole Almaguer, (510) 528-5760.

The Watershed Project and the City of Albany are partnering to host the California Coastal Clean up Day, an annual beach and inland waterway cleanup, is the state's largest volunteer event. Clean up Day is a great way for families, students, service groups and neighbors to join together, take care of our fragile marine environment, show community support for our shared natural resources, learn about the impacts of marine debris and how we can prevent them, and to have fun! Wear old clothes, a hat and sunscreen, and bring your own water bottle and gloves if you have them. Supplies and refreshments provided. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, contact The Watershed Project at (510) 6653430. RSVP for groups of 10 or more at volunteer@thewatershedproject.org.

Co m p le te Str e e ts Walk Aud its and Char r e t tes Dates TBA (November or December) The City has hired Nelson/Nygaard Consultants to draft a Complete Streets Design concept for Buchannan Street and San Pablo Avenue. They will solicit community input this fall with a walking audit and a week-long charrette process. Check the www. albanyca.org for more information.

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Ocean Vie w Communit y Organic Garden weekly “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. We strive to foster a spirit of community, with gardeners growing and sharing organic fruit, produce, herbs, and flowers. The garden is located in Ocean View Park at 900 Buchanan Street behind the tennis courts. . Join us during our weekly “Open Garden” on Sundays from 11 am–1 pm, whenever the garden gates are open.

Registration: WWW.ALBANYCA.ORG/ONLINEREG OR FORM ON PAGE 68

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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 $16 per hour for residents and $18 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 $20 per hour for residents and $22 per hour for nonresidents. Both East and West sides can be reserved for $36 per hour for residents and $38 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 $20 per hour for residents and $22 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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Facilities

For Rent Albany Facilities

albany community center

Block Parties & Picnic Rentals

Albany Teen 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.

Start planning for your spring 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.

Located in the heart of Albany in Memorial Park (1331 Portland Avenue), the Teen Center is a great place for a meeting, special event or party. The building has everything you need to throw a fabulous party or event. It is available for rental on weekday evenings from 7 pm–midnight, weekends from 10 am– 11 pm. For a detailed quote call Jeremy Allen at (510) 559-7223 or visit www.facebook. com/albanyteencenter. Teen Center features: • 2,500 square foot game room, classroom and kitchen • Beautiful outdoor courtyard • Computers (both MAC & PC) & Wi-Fi • Pool table, ping pong, air hockey, foosball, video games, and karaoke • 52" HDTV & huge projection system • DJ lighting and sound system • Professional audio and video equipment • Walking distance from AMS, AHS and El Cerrito BART.

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.

activity guide Fall 2012

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.

Registration: WWW.ALBANYCA.ORG/ONLINEREG OR FORM ON PAGE 68

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city info

City Contacts

Community Contacts

City Administration . . . . . . . . . . . (510) 528-5710 City Attorney. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 528-5858 City Clerk. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 528-5710 City Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 559-7250 Community Development. . . . . . . . . . . . . 528-5760 Finance/City Treasurer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 528-5730 Fire & Emergency Medical Services . . . . . . 528-5770 City Maintenance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 524-9543 Human Resources. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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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CITY COUNCIL, COMMITTEE OR COMMISSION MEETING ONLINE!

City of Albany Community Access TV Cable Channel 33 www.albanyca.org/kalb

www.Albany CA.org Park & Recreation Commission

Albany Library Board

Arts Committee

Penelope Leach. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Staff Liaison Gary Class. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chair Heather Cunningham . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vice Chair Nick Pilch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Member John Bailes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Member Alene Pearson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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 Doug Donaldson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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 Caryl O'Keefe. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Member Jerri Holan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Member Charles Prins. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Member Gabriel Baty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Member Meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month (as needed) at 7 pm, Albany Community Center, Edith Stone Room

Aleida Andrino-Chavez . . . . . . . . . . . Staff Liaison Ken McCrosbey. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chair John Miki. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vice Chair 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

Waterfront Committee

Brad Griffith. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Staff Liaison John Tonkin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Member John Kartychack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Member Meets (as needed) at 7:30 pm, Albany Community Center

Jeff Bond. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Staff Liaison Francesco Papalia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chair Bill Dann . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vice Chair Gordon McCarter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Member Claire Napawan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Member Meets the 2nd & 4th Monday of each month at 7 pm, City Hall, Council Chambers

Jeremy Allen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Staff Liaison Ellen Toomey. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chair Stefanie Kalmin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Member Jack Kenny. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Member Clay Larson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Member Nir Maoz. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . AUSD Student 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

Penelope Leach. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Staff Liaison Judy Kerr . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chair Paul O'curry. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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 Commission

Anne Hersch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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 Jeremy Allen, Youth Services Manager

Social & Economic Justice Committee

Register

Police & Fire Pension Board

Sustainability Committee

Nicole Almaguer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Staff Liaison Thomas Cooper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Member Megan Jennings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Member Janet Smith-Heimer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Member Del Price. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Member Max Wei. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Member Dan Lieberman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Member Pasang Wangmo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Member Third Wednesday of each month at 7:30 pm, City Hall, Conference Room

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 (as needed) at 6 pm, City Hall

online

www.albanyca.org/onlinereg 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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chair Judy Lieberman. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vice Chair Joanne Wile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Member Ray Gonzalves. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Member Carla Hertzog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Member Meets the last Tuesday of the month at 10 am, City Hall, Conference Room

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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how to register

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 Eva Phelan, Recreation Assistant

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 Setup (List family members) Last Name First Name Birthdate

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

Work/Cell Phone Number

PRIMARY (ADULT) CONTACT

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LIST ALL FAMILY MEMBERS WHO MAY PARTICIPATE NOW OR IN THE FUTURE

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Activity Registration: Partipant Name

Birthdate

Class/Camp Name

Dates

Payment Method

Check

Cash Expires

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.

Signature State

ZIP Code

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. 68

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Refund Policy

TOTAL FEES

Fee

Credit Card

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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.

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The cities of Albany and El Cerrito present

S T E E R T S O T I R R E B L A

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Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012 c Noon–3pm

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f r o m t h o u s a n d o a k s t o ‘a’ s t r e e t “Alberrito Streets” creates a safe, fun, car-free place for people to get out and get active in Albany. Join us for a day of outdoor fun without having to worry about looking both ways. Enter the giant Albany vs. El Cerrito tug-of-war and relay races. Take a Zumba lesson, peruse the chalk art gallery, play street sports, get a free bicycle-made smoothie (compliments of Albany Strollers & Rollers), and much more! Albany citizens are encouraged to show their civic pride by wearing green or something that says “Albany.” For more information: www.albanyca.org/albanystreets

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City of Albany Recreation & Community Services 1249 Marin Avenue Albany, CA 94706 CARRIER PRESORT POSTAL CUSTOMER ALBANY, CA 94706

Music in the Park 2012 City of Albany’s Music in the Park

Free concerts September, 2012 Wednesdays 6:30–8pm

September 5

Memorial Park 1325 Portland Ave. Albany

Bangers & Grass Albany/El Cerrito’s world-renowned Bluegrass all-stars

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Jimmy Kansau Swinging the Latin American song book

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albino! Heavy, heavy Afrobeat

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The Shots Irish, Bluegrass, Cajun Old Time & Originals

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Bring a picnic! Bring family! Bring a friend!

2012 Fall Activity Guide  

The City of Albany Recreation & Community Services Fall Activity Guide.

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