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Summer 2012

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


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Summer Approaches

Time to hop on getting signed-up for camps, as they fill up fast. There’ll be no excuse this summer for squirreling around when there are so many engaging activities in this Activity Guide!

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Youth Activities

Boomers & Beyond

Sports & Fitness . . . . . . . . . . 2–3 Special Interest. . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Martial Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Dance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6–7 Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Summer Camps

Exercise & Dance. . . . . . . . . . 28 Walking. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Special Interest. . . . . . . . . . . 31 Travel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32–33

Sports. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9–11 Art & Digital Media. . . . . . . . . . 12 Engineering . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Science . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14–15 Lunch Bunch. . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Special Interest. . . . . . . . . 16–17

Arts Committee . . . . . . . . . . 36–37

Friendship Club. . . . . . . . . . . 18–19

Dinner with Albany. . . . . . . . . . . 45

Teen Center. . . . . . . . . . . . 20–21

Volunteers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46

Adult Activities

Green Things. . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

Special Interest. . . . . . . . . 22–23 Art & Music . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Dance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Martial Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Exercise. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Adult Sport Leagues . . . . . . . . . 27

Parks & Facilities. . . . . . . . . . 48–49

Senior Center . . . . . . . . . . . 34–35 Albany Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Neighborhoods. . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 KALB & Filmfest. . . . . . . . . . 40–41 Events. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42–44

City Information . . . . . . . . . . 50–51 How to Register. . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Registration Form . . . . . . . . . . . 52 www.twitter.com/AlbanyRecDept www.facebook.com/albanyrec

activity guide Summer 2012

Registration: WWW.ALBANYCA.ORG/ONLINEREG OR FORM ON PAGE 52

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YOUTH

Sports & Fitness

Advanced Tennis

Gentle Yoga

Ages 10–14

A g e s 1 4 – A d u lt

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.

Tennis: Private and Group Instruction

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.

A g e s All

DATE

DAY

May 2–June 6

DATE

DAY

TIME

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

Apr 9–Apr 25

M/W

5:30–6:30 pm

6x

$90

$100

Apr 30–May 16

M/W

5:30–6:30 pm

6x

$90

$100

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

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

Apr 9–Apr 25

M/W

3:30–4:30 pm

6x

$90

$100

Apr 30–May 16

M/W

3:30–4:30 pm

6x

$90

$100

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

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

TIME

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

Private

1/2 hr

1x

$32

$42

Private

1 hr

1x

$57

$67

Intermediate Tennis

Semi-Private

1 hr

1x

$29

$39

Group (Min 3)

1 hr

1x

$22

$32

Ages 7–1 1

Group (Min 4)

1 hr

1x

$18

$28

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.

5-Session Package

1 hr

5x

$252

$302

Min: 4; Max: 10

DATE

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

DAY

TIME

Apr 9–Apr 25

M/W

4:30–5:30 pm

6x

$90

$100

Apr 30–May 16

M/W

4:30–5:30 pm

6x

$90

$100

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

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

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.

TIME

Wed

6:30–8 pm

6x

$66

$76

6:30–8 pm

5x

$56

$66

July 25–Aug 15

6:30–8 pm

4x

$46

$56

Wed

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

*No class on July 4

User Friendly Pilates: Increase Core Strength Without Getting Hurt A g e s 1 4 – 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. DATE

DAY

TIME

NONRES.

Wed

5:45–6:45 pm

7x

$88

$98

July 11–Aug 22

Wed

5:45–6:45 pm

7x

$88

$98

Mon

6:30–8 pm

7x

$91

$101

July 2–Aug 20*

Mon

6:30–8 pm

8x

$104

$114

Min: 8; Max: 35

TIME

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

May 9–June 20

May 7–June 25

DAY

NONRES.

June 13–July 18* Wed

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

DATE

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

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

2

*No class on May 28

City of Albany

recreation & community services 510 524-9283


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Kidz Love Soccer: Mommy/Daddy & Me Soccer A g es 2 – 3. 5

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! DATE

DAY

TIME

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

Apr 21–Jun 9*

Sat

2:15–2:45 pm

7x

$86

$96

July 14–Aug 25

Sat

2:15–2:45 pm

7x

$86

$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

*No class on May 26

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

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

Apr 21–Jun 9*

Sat

2:55–3:25 pm

7x

$86

$96

July 14–Aug 25

Sat

2:55–3:25 pm

7x

$86

$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

*No class on May 26

Kidz Love Soccer has been providing communities with fun, organized soccer classes for children ages 2–10 years of age since 1979. Kidz Love Soccer has a team of trained, professional instructors that love teaching and bring a lot of energy and enthusiasm to the soccer field. Using our field-tested and age-appropriate proprietary curriculum, our youth classes teach kids all the fundamentals of soccer in a high-energy, non-competitive program designed to encourage good sportsmanship and instill a life-long love for sports.

Kidz Love Soccer: Pre Soccer

Kidz Love Soccer: Soccer 1

Ages 4–5

Ages 5–6

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.

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.

DATE

DAY

TIME

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

DATE

DAY

TIME

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

Apr 21–Jun 9*

Sat

3:25–4 pm

7x

$86

$96

Apr 21–Jun 9*

Sat

4–4:45 pm

7x

$86

$96

July 14–Aug 25

Sat

3:25–4 pm

7x

$86

$96

July 14–Aug 25

Sat

4–4:45 pm

7x

$86

$96

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

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

Min: 6; Max: 24

Min: 6; Max: 24

*No class on May 26

*No class on May 26

Kidz Love Soccer… Where the score is always Fun to Fun!™

activity guide Summer 2012

Registration: WWW.ALBANYCA.ORG/ONLINEREG OR FORM ON PAGE 52

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YOUTH

Special Interest

Kids’ Carpentry Ages 5–12

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

DAY

TIME

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

April 23–June 4* Mon

2:15–3:30 pm

6x

$107

$117

April 23–June 4* Mon

3:30–4:45 pm

6x

$107

$117

April 23–June 4* Mon

4:45–6 pm

6x

$107

$117

Instructor: Michael Glass & Jeab (510) 524-9232, www.kidscarpentry.net Location: Albany Community Center, Craft Room Min: 5; Max: 11

*No class on May 28

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

NE W

Ages 10–1 8

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. DATE

DAY

TIME

May 4–June 8

Fri

3:30–5 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

6x

$76

Instructor: Arnold Aldus Jackson (Aldo), (510) 548-1431 Location: Albany Community Center, EOC Room Min: 4; Max: 24

NONRES.

$86

NE W

Music Together®

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

Ages 0–5

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! $45 material fee (April)/$35(July) 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(April)/$60 (July). TIME

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

DATE

DAY

April 13–June 8

Fri

9:30–10:15 am

9x

$154

$164

April 13–June 8

Fri

10:30–11:15 am

9x

$154

$164

April 15–June 17* Sun

9:15–10 am

9x

$154

$164

April 15–June 17* Sun

10:15–11 am

9x

$154

$164

July 8–Aug 12

Sun

9:15–10 am

6x

$109

$119

July 8–Aug 12

Sun

10:15–11 am

6x

$109

$119

Instructor: Elina Coulter (Fri) & Riki Juster (Sun) Location: Albany Community Center, EOC Room Min: 3; Max: 9

*No class on June 10

Ages 7–13

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. DATE

DAY

May 1–June 5

TIME

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

Tue

3:30–5 pm

6x

$154

$164

June 14–July 12 Thur

9–10:30 am

5x

$129

$139

July 19–Aug 16

9–10:30 am

5x

$129

$139

Thur

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

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

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. DATE

DAY

May 5–June 2

Sat

TIME

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

3–4:30 pm

5x

$129

$139

June 14–July 12 Thur

10:30 am–noon

5x

$129

$139

July 19–Aug 16

10:30 am–noon

5x

$129

$139

Thur

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

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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. ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

DATE

DAY

TIME

Apr 7–Apr 21

Sat

9–11 am

3x

$54

$64

May 5–May 26

Sat

9–11 am

4x

$54

$64

June 2–June 30

Sat

9–11 am

5x

$54

$64

July 7–July 28

Sat

9–11 am

4x

$54

$64

Aug 4–Aug 25

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 (Apr 14, July 28, Aug 25), Albany Senior Center (May 19) Min: 5; Max: 25

DAY

May 2–May 30* M/W/F

TIME

4–5 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

1x/week

$44

$54

2-3x/week $64

$74

June 1–June 29 M/W/F

4:15–5:15 pm 1x/week

July 2–July 30* M/W/F

4:15–5:15 pm 1x/week

Aug 1–Aug 24

M/W/F

NONRES.

$44

$54

2-3x/week $64

$74

$44

$54

2-3x/week $64

$74

4:15–5:15 pm 1x/week

$44

$54

2-3x/week $64

$74

Min: 2; Max: 40

NONRES.

DATE

DAY

TIME

May 3–June 28

Thur

3:30–4:30 pm

9x

$94

$104

July 5–Aug 23

Thur

3:30–4:30 pm

8x

$84

$94

Instructor: Henry Chang, (510) 917-1718 Location: Albany Community Center, Hall (Session 1) Albany Community Center, Rooms 1 & 2 (Session 2)

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

May 3–June 28

Thur

4:30–5:30 pm

9x

$94

$104

July 5–Aug 23

Thur

4:30–5:30 pm

8x

$84

$94

Instructor: Henry Chang, (510) 917-1718 Location: Albany Community Center, Hall (Session 1) Albany Community Center, Rooms 1 & 2 (Session 2) Min: 2; Max: 25

Albany Karate For Kids! Ages 6–16

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. Tournament (July 28) and Karate testing (Aug 25) in the Hall from 9 am–1:30 pm.

A g e s 6 – A d u lt

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

TIME

*No class on May 18, May 28 & July 4

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

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.

DAY

Instructor: Maida Sensei and certified staff, (510) 290-8640, kiaikido@kiaikido.org Location: Albany Community Center, Hall (EOC Room on Nov 19)

forms, Self-Defense & W e apons

Beginning Shao-Lin Kung Fu

DATE

DATE

DAY

MEETS

ALBANY RESIDENT

NONRES.

May 5–June 30

Sat

1-2x/week

$87

$97

July 7–Aug 25

Sat

1-2x/week

$87

$97

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

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. This summer APAL and Albany YMCA present Girls Rock! Camp for girls entering grades 6th–8th. This camp is designed specifically for middle school girls to foster self-esteem, help maintain connections with other girls and women in the community, counter trends toward self-doubt and allow for genuine self-expression through verbal sharing and creative activity. Be sure to check out the annual APAL Bicycle Rodeo on May 19 at Cornell School. The purpose of this fun event is to encourage riders to always wear a helmet, to give young cyclists basic skills for on-road riding and to teach them the rules of the road to help keep them safe. 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

Min: 2; Max: 25

activity guide Summer 2012

Registration: WWW.ALBANYCA.ORG/ONLINEREG OR FORM ON PAGE 52

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YOUTH

Martial Arts

Kids’ Ki-Aikido


YOUTH

Tap: Beginning

Dance

A g es 3. 5 – 5

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

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

DATE

DAY

May 4–June 15

Fri

2–2:30 pm

7x

$60

$70

June 22–July 13* Fri

2–2:30 pm

3x

$28

$38

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

Ballet: Beginning

*No class on June 29

Tap: Level 1

A g es 3. 5 – 5

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. ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

DATE

DAY

TIME

May 4–June 15

Fri

11:30 am–noon

7x

$60

$70

May 4–June 15

Fri

1:30–2 pm

7x

$60

$70

May 4–June 15

Fri

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

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

DAY

May 4–June 15

Fri

4–4:30 pm

7x

$60

$70

June 22–July 13* Fri

4–4:30 pm

3x

$28

$38

5:30–6 pm

7x

$60

$70

June 22–July 13* Fri

11:30 am–noon

3x

$28

$38

Min: 6; Max: 25

June 22–July 13* Fri

1:30–2 pm

3x

$28

$38

June 22–July 13* Fri

5:30–6 pm

3x

$28

$38

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

NONRES.

DATE

Instructor: Mary Lyons Location: Albany Community Center, Rooms 1 & 2 *No class on June 29

Tap: Level 2 Ages 8–13

*No class on June 29

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

Ballet: Level 1

DATE

DAY

Ages 5–7

May 4–June 15

Fri

5–5:30 pm

7x

$60

$70

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

June 22–July 13* Fri

5–5:30 pm

3x

$28

$38

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

TIME

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

Min: 6; Max: 25

*No class on June 29

DAY

TIME

May 4–June 15

Fri

3:30–4 pm

7x

$60

$70

May 4–June 15

Fri

6–6:30 pm

7x

$60

$70

Chinese Dance Technique/Wugong

June 22–July 13* Fri

3:30–4 pm

3x

$28

$38

Ages 7–12

June 22–July 13* Fri

6–6:30 pm

3x

$28

$38

Min: 6; Max: 25

*No class on June 29

Ballet: Level 2 Ages 8–13

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

DAY

TIME

May 4–June 15

Fri

4:30–5 pm

June 22–July 13* Fri

4:30–5 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

7x 3x

$60 $28

NONRES.

$70 $38

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

NONRES.

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

DATE

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

se at Open Hou ass of cl st la e th sessions. p ta & t balle up can sign r Students Holiday”o er m m u d” for “S Wonderlan r te in “W earsal Fee & reh required.

This 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. You may either register for 6 meetings or 9 meetings. DATE

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

DAY

TIME

July 26–Aug 23

M/Th

6:25–7:25 pm

6x

$76

$86

July 26–Aug 23

M/Th

6:25–7:25 pm

9x

$103

$113

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

Chinese Dance with Beginning Ballet Ages 4–6

This class introduces students to the world of dance and teaches students ballet fundamentals in preparation for Chinese dance. The class will start with a basic floor warm up, followed by barre exercises and center combinations. You may either register for 6 meetings or 9 meetings. ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

DATE

DAY

TIME

Jun 16–Aug 11

Sat

1:30–2:15 pm

6x

$58

$68

Jun 16–Aug 11

Sat

1:30–2:15 pm

9x

$85

$95

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

Chinese Dance with Ballet A g e s 1 3 – A d u lt

A ballet class designed to teach students ballet fundamentals in preparation for Chinese dance. The class will start with a floor warm up, followed by barre exercises and center combinations. You may either register for 6 meetings or 9 meetings. ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

DATE

DAY

TIME

Jun 16–Aug 11

Sat

3:30–5 pm

6x

$88

$98

Jun 16–Aug 11

Sat

3:30–5 pm

9x

$130

$140

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

*No class on June 29

Min: 8; Max: 18

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Art

Ages 6–13

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.

Ages 6–1 1

DATE

DAY

TIME

May 3–June 7

Thur

4–5 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

6x

$97

2:15–3:15 pm

Partners in Creativity

10 am–noon

9x

$112

$122

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

Everyone loves to dance and they should! Hip Hop is a great form for children who are natural movers and want to contribute their ideas to the dance. This class will balance formal instruction in dance technique with "free styling" (improvisation).

5x

$109

NONRES.

$119

Advanced Clay for Kids

A g e s 2 – 5 ( w i t h A d u lt )

Wed

$86

2:15–3:30 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

Min: 4; Max: 8

July 11–July 18

$76

Sat

$109

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.

Wed

TIME

6x

June 16–Aug 11

$99

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

DAY

2:15–3:30 pm

5x

NONRES.

Ages 4–7

May 2–May 30

DATE

TIME

Sat

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

Clay for Kids

TIME

AGE S 7 – 1 2

DAY

June 16–Aug 11

3:45–4:45 pm

DAY

Hip Hop Dance for Kids

DATE

Tue

DATE

Even the youngest artists have a long attention span when freely exploring color, line, shape and texture, while their adult partner observes casually while creating a masterpiece of his/her own or enjoys socializing. Participants will have opportunities to paint, print, try out different clays and mix media in collages. Special projects include: gyataku (yes, real fish printing) 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.

NONRES.

May 1–May 29

$107

Min: 5; Max: 15

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

TIME

NONRES.

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

This class will teach students who have taken dance before new steps and the technique. It will focus on ballet steps that are used in Chinese dance. The class will start with a floor warm up, followed by barre exercises and center combinations. You may either register for 6 meetings or 9 meetings.

DAY

Min: 4; Max: 16

Draw popular cartoon characters, such as Tweety Bird, Sponge Bob, Garfield, Cars, Sailor Moon, Pokemon, and more. By following the step-by-step instructions, you will draw a number of different subjects including people, animals, plants, houses, and so forth, in cartoon style. Through fun lessons, you will learn the basic idea of freehand drawing essential in visual art. Bring a sketch book, eraser, sharp pencils of #2 and a set of 12 color pencils labeled with your name on them.

Ages 7–1 1

DATE

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

Cartoon Drawing

Chinese Dance with Intermediate Ballet

YOUTH

Draw/Paint from Life & Beyond

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

2x

$47

NONRES.

Ages 8–14

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. DATE

DAY

TIME

May 2–May 30

Wed

4–5:15 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

5x

$119

NONRES.

$129

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

$57

Instructor: Harriet Frank Location: Albany Community Center, Craft Room Min: 3; Max: 6

B e g i nn i n g DATE

DAY

TIME

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

May 1–June 5

Tue

3:45–4:30 pm

6x

$58

$68

July 17–Aug 21

Tue

3:45–4:30 pm

6x

$58

$68

Instructor: Tati Argue Location: Albany Community Center, Hall (Session 1) Albany Community Center, Rooms 1 & 2 (Session 2) Min: 6; Max: 25

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

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British Soccer: Full Day Camp

AGE S 3 – 1 8

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

AGE S 1 0 - 1 8

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

Tennis Camps for Tots, Tweens & Teens

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

t i n y To t s c a m p : AGE S 4 – 6

AGE S 3 – 5

DATE

DAY

TIME

NONRES.

5x

$58

$68

June 18–June 22 M–F

9­–10 am

5x

$58

$68

June 25–June 29 M–F

9­–10 am

5x

$58

$68

July 2–July 6* M,T,Th, F

9­–10 am

4x

$47

$57

DATE

DAY

July 9–July 13

M–F

9­–10 am

5x

$58

$68

July 16–July 20

M–F

9–10 am

5x

$88

$98

July 16–July 20

M–F

9­–10 am

5x

$58

$68

July 16–July 20

M–F

10–11 am

5x

$88

$98

July 23–July 27

M–F

9­–10 am

5x

$58

$68

July 16–July 20

M–F

3–4 pm

5x

$88

$98

July 30–Aug 3

M–F

9­–10 am

5x

$58

$68

Aug 6–Aug 10

M–F

9­–10 am

5x

$58

$68

Instructor: Challenger Sports Staff Location: Ocean View Park, 900 Buchanan, Albany

Aug 13–Aug 17

M–F

9­–10 am

5x

$58

$68

Min: 8; Max: 24

DAY

TIME

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

June 11–June 15 M–F

10 am–noon

5x

$110

$120

June 18–June 22 M–F

10 am–noon

5x

$110

$120

June 25–June 29 M–F

10 am–noon

5x

$110

$120

TIME

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

10 am–noon

4x

$93

$103

5x

$110

$120

July 16–July 20

M–F

10 am–noon

5x

$110

$120

July 23–July 27

M–F

10 am–noon

5x

$110

$120

DATE

DAY

TIME

July 30–Aug 3

M–F

10 am–noon

5x

$110

$120

July 16–July 20

M–F

9 am–noon

5x

$155

$165

Aug 6–Aug 10

M–F

10 am–noon

5x

$110

$120

July 16–July 20

M–F

1–4 pm

5x

$155

$165

Aug 13–Aug 17

M–F

10 am–noon

5x

$110

$120

Instructor: Challenger Sports Staff Location: Ocean View Park, 900 Buchanan, Albany

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

June 11–June 15 M–F

1–3 pm

5x

$110

$120

June 18–June 22 M–F

1–3 pm

5x

$110

$120

June 25–June 29 M–F

1–3 pm

5x

$110

$120

July 2–July 6* M,T,Th, F

1–3 pm

4x

$93

$103

July 9–July 13

M–F

1–3 pm

5x

$110

$120

July 16–July 20

M–F

1–3 pm

5x

$110

$120

July 23–July 27

M–F

1–3 pm

5x

$110

$120

July 30–Aug 3

M–F

1–3 pm

5x

$110

$120

Aug 6–Aug 10

M–F

1–3 pm

5x

$110

$120

Aug 13–Aug 17

M–F

1–3 pm

5x

$110

$120

$214

$224

Emphasis is placed upon individual skill development, fundamental tactics and player confidence through the Challenger Sports 1,000 touches curriculum. Camp ends each day in the ever popular Camp World Cup!

10 am–noon

TIME

5x

AGE S 6 – 1 6

M–F

DAY

9 am–4 pm

Instructor: Challenger Sports Staff Location: Ocean View Park, 900 Buchanan, Albany

British Soccer: Half Day Camp

July 9–July 13

DATE

M–F

NONRES.

NONRES.

July 2–July 6* M,T,Th, F

t e e ns c a m p : AGE S 1 2 – 1 6

July 16–July 20

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

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

9­–10 am

DATE

TIME

British Soccer: First Kicks

June 11–June 15 M–F

t w e e ns c a m p : AGE S 6 – 1 1

DAY

Min: 6; Max: 20

H O S T A C O ACH !

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.

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

DATE

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

Min: 6; Max: 20

Instructor: John Fry & Staff Location: Memorial Park Tennis Courts Min: 4; Max: 16 (12 Tiny Tots)

*No class on July 4

activity guide Summer 2012

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Camps

Sports

Challenger Sports: British Soccer Camps


Camps

Sports

Youth Fencing Camp

Skyhawks Soccer

Ages 8–1 1

AGE S 6 – 1 2

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

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

DATE

DAY

TIME

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

June 18–June 22 M–F

9 am–3 pm

5x

$339

$349

June 25–Jun 29

M–F

9 am–3 pm

5x

$339

$349

DATE

DAY

TIME

Ages 9–12

July 16–July 20

M–F

9 am–3 pm

5x

$339

$349

July 30–Aug 3

M–F

9 am–3 pm

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

July 23–July 27

M–F

9 am–3 pm

5x

$339

$349

July 30–Aug 3

M–F

9 am–3 pm

5x

$339

$349

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

Girls’ Softball Camp

DATE

DAY

TIME

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

June 25–June 29 M–F

9 am–3 pm

5x

$264

$274

July 9–July 13

9 am–3 pm

5x

$264

$274

M–F

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

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. DATE

DAY

TIME

Aug 13–Aug 17

M–F 9:30 am–12:30 pm

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

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

5x

$181

NONRES.

$191

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

5x

$159

NONRES.

$169

Min: 15; Max: 28

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

Skyhawks Track & Field

Min: 3; Max: 20

AGE S 6 – 1 2

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

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

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

DAY

TIME

Aug 6–Aug 10

M–F

9 am–noon

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

5x

$139

NONRES.

$149

Instructor: Skyhawks Staff Location: Cougar Field Track, Albany Middle School Min: 15; Max: 20

Skyhawks Basketball Mini-Hawk: Soccer, Baseball, Basketball

AGE S 6 – 1 2

AGE S 4 – 7

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

DAY

TIME

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

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

DAY

June 18–June 22 M–F

TIME

9 am–3 pm

June 11–June 15 M–F

9 am–noon

5x

$139

$149

July 23–July 27

M–F

9 am–noon

5x

$139

$149

Instructor: Skyhawks Staff Location: Albany High School Gym

Aug 6–Aug 10

M–F

9 am–noon

5x

$139

$149

Min: 15; Max: 20

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

5x

$159

NONRES.

$169

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

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camps

Skyhawks Baseball

Skyhawks Flag Football

AGE S 6 – 1 2

AGE S 6 – 1 2

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

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

DATE

DAY

TIME

July 23–July 27

M–F

9 am–noon

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

5x

$139

Instructor: Skyhawks Staff Location: Memorial Park, 1331 Portland Avenue, Albany Min: 15; Max: 20

NONRES.

$149

DATE

DAY

TIME

July 9–July 13

M–F

9 am–noon

Skyhawks Multi Sport: Soccer & Flag Football

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

5x

$139

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

NONRES.

$149

NE W

AGE S 6 – 1 2

Our multi-sport camp is designed to introduce young athletes to a variety of different sports in one setting. For this program, we combine Soccer and Flag Football into one fun-filled week. Athletes will learn the rules and essentials of each sport through skillbased games and scrimmages. By the end of the week, your child will walk away with knowledge of two new sports along with vital life lessons such as respect, teamwork and self-discipline. DATE

DAY

June 11–June 15 M–F

TIME

1–4 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

5x

$139

NONRES.

$149

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

Min: 15; Max: 24

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camps

Art & Digital Media

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. DAY

TIME

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

June 11–June 15 M–F

1:30–4 pm

5x

$167

June 25–June 29 M–F

1:30–4 pm

5x

$167

$177

July 30–Aug 3

M–F

1:30–4 pm

5x

$167

$177

Aug 13–Aug 17

M–F

1:30–4 pm

5x

$167

$177

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

Ages 8–12

Ages 6–1 1

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

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 stories. During this camp, children will create story cartoon books and/or manga emaki (story illustrated in cartoon style on horizontal scroll). $5 material fee paid to instructor.

DATE

DAY

TIME

July 23–July 27

M–F

9 am–noon

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

5x

$205

NONRES.

$215

$177

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

July 30–Aug 3

M–F

9 am–noon

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

TIME

July 9–July 13

M–F

2–4 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

5x

$155

NONRES.

$165

NE W

Animate Anything!

Ages 8–12

DAY

DAY

Min: 5; Max: 15

NE W

Amazing Anime-ation!

DATE

DATE

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

Min: 10; Max: 15

Ages 7–14

DATE

Cartoon Drawing Camp

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

Art Intensive Camps

NE W

Digital Film Making

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

5x

$205

NONRES.

$215

Ages 5–7

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

DAY

TIME

July 30–Aug 3

M–F

1–4 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

5x

$205

NONRES.

$215

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

Freshi Game Design Ages 8–12

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

DAY

TIME

July 23–July 27

M–F

1–4 pm

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

12

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

5x

$205

NONRES.

$215


camps

Engineering

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

Engineering FUNdamentals Camps with Play-Well TEKnologies We use LEGO® System and Technic products to teach engineering.

ENGINEERING CAMPS:

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

Play-Well: Bash Em’ Bots AGE S 7 – 1 2

Have you ever wanted to learn how to make a massive motorized machine? Our Play-Well Engineering instructors guide students in this advanced Play-Well engineering camp, as they re-engineer standard vehicles into mechanized machines that can traverse challenging obstacles, battle against fellow bots and take on Play Well Instructors ’ colossal creations. DATE

DAY

TIME

July 16–July 20

M–F

1–4 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

5x

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

$179

Play-Well: Engineering FUNdamentals

Play-Well: Pre-Engineering

AGE S 7 – 1 2

AGE S 5 – 6

Have your child become a Play-Well Engineer! Students take on real-life engineering challenges that explore concepts in physics, architecture, mechanical and structural engineering with over 100,000 pieces of LEGO® material. From racecars to battle tracks, this is a hands-on and minds-on camp suitable for LEGO® novices to "maniacs." Designed by engineers, the curriculum challenges both new and returning students to reach the next level of engineering comprehension all while having fun.

Have your child become a Play-Well Engineer! Students will build cities, bridges, and motorized cars/planes and explore the many creative possibilities of engineering with the LEGO® system. With access to over 100,000 pieces of LEGO®, your child will have the opportunity to build what they have only dreamed of with the support of an experienced Play-Well Engineering instructor to guide them.

DATE

DAY

June 18–June 22 M–F

TIME

1–4 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

5x

$179

NONRES.

$189

Instructor: Play-Well TEKnologies Location: Albany Community Center, EOC Room

DATE

DAY

TIME

June 18–June 22 M–F

9 am–noon

5x

$179

$189

July 2–July 6* M, T, Th, F

9 am–noon

4x

$144

$154

July 16–July 20

9 am–noon

5x

$179

$189

M–F

Min: 11; Max: 24

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

Because engineering is always a team effort, this camp teaches students how to work collaboratively to design and build the fastest, strongest, most maneuverable, coolest machines and structures possible to solve real world engineering challenges. In this advanced camp, success comes from creative thinking and resourceful use of â€oe The Junkyard― – home to more than 100,000 LEGO® pieces! Students will build elevators, bulldozers, conveyor belts and other motorized and alternatively powered contraptions to complete this challenging course. DAY

July 2–July 6* M, T, Th, F

TIME

1–4 pm

NONRES.

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

$189

Min: 11; Max: 24

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

4x

NONRES.

Instructor: Play-Well TEKnologies Location: Albany Community Center, EOC Room (June) Albany Community Center, Hall (July)

Min: 11; Max: 24

DATE

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

$144

*No class on July 4

Play-Well: Jedi Engineering with LEGO® AGE S 5 – 1 2

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 5–6 DATE

DAY

TIME

Aug 6–Aug 10

M–F

9 am–noon

NONRES.

Ages 7–12

$154

DATE

DAY

TIME

Aug 6–Aug 10

M–F

1–4 pm

*No class on July 4

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

5x

$179

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

5x

$179

NONRES.

$189

NONRES.

$189

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

Min: 11; Max: 24

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Science

NASA: Journey into Outer Space

Secret Agent Lab

Grades 2–5

Ages 6–10

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

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

DATE

Ages 6–10

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

Inventor's Laboratory

DAY

June 11–June 15 M–F

TIME

1–4 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

5x

$164

NONRES.

$174

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

My First Lab: Preschool

DAY

June 18–June 22 M–F

TIME

9 am–noon

DATE

DAY

TIME

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

June 11–June 15 M–F

9 am–noon

5x

$164

$174

July 16–July 20

9 am–noon

5x

$164

$174

M–F

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

5x

$164

NONRES.

$174

DATE

DAY

June 25–June 29 M–F

Instructor: Mad Science Staff Location: Marin Elementary School, Multi-Purpose Room

TIME

1–4 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

5x

$164

NONRES.

$174

Instructor: Mad Science Staff Location: Marin Elementary School, Multi-Purpose Room

Min: 12; Max: 24

Min: 12; Max: 24

Future Geniuses

Crazy Chemistry

A g es 3. 5 – 5. 5

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

Ages 4–6

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

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

DATE

DAY

June 25–June 29 M–F

TIME

9 am–noon

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

5x

$164

NONRES.

$174

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

Ages 6–10

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

DAY

July 2–July 6* M, T, Th, F

TIME

1–4 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

4x

$134

NONRES.

$144

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

*No class July 4

Min: 8; Max: 16

Anatomy Academy

Expedition Science: Life Science Around the World

Ages 6–10

Ages 6–10

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

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

DATE

DAY

June 25–June 29 M–F

TIME

9 am–noon

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

5x

$164

Instructor: Mad Science Staff Location: Marin Elementary School, Multi-Purpose Room

NONRES.

$174

DATE

DAY

July 2–July 6* M, T, Th, F

TIME

9 am–noon

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

4x

$134

NONRES.

$144

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

*No class on July 4

Min: 12; Max: 24

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Ages 8–1 1

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

DAY

TIME

July 16–July 20

M–F

1–4 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

5x

$164

New this summer! The Albany Recreation & Community Services Department is offering a supervised lunch group from Noon–1:00 pm, Monday–Friday. Children who attend both a morning (9 am–noon) and an afternoon (1–4 pm) camp can eat their lunch and hang out with other campers in a safe environment at the Albany Community Center.

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Mad Machines & Robots Transportation will not be provided; campers are responsible for getting to and from the Lunch Bunch on their own. Children must bring their own lunch. Ages: 3.5–12 Cost: $25/week Dates: June 11–August 10, 2012 Time: Noon–1:00 pm

NONRES.

$174

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

Ureka! Science Camp Ages 8–1 1

Ureka! Science is back again this summer with exciting new topics! We are a unique camp that introduces young scientists to key concepts from biology, chemistry and physics. Each class starts with an entertaining demonstration. Participants are then let loose in the lab, working with nontoxic household items to explore these ideas through engaging experiments, recording what they see in their personal lab notebook. A group discussion at the end of each class allows lab partners to share their observations and foster the connection between ideas and experience. Topics covered include optics, sound, surface tension, capillary action, density, chromatography, microscopic pond life, study of cells and much more! The program uses exciting activities to teach concepts which are then applied to projects. We promote scientific literacy, critical thinking, teamwork, problem solving and an exchange of ideas. Activity sheets are provided daily so that our young scientists can share their experiences at home. A great opportunity for your child to learn directly from instructors that hold Ph.D.s in science. $15 material fee paid to instructor. Note: One week pre-registration prior to camp start date required. ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

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NONRES.

DATE

DAY

TIME

July 9–July 13

M–F

9 am–noon

5x

$179

$189

July 9–July 13

M–F

1–4 pm

5x

$179

$189

Instructor: MLeera Rahman, Ph.D., Asha Harikrishnan Ph.D. Location: Albany Community Center, EOC Room Min: 10; Max: 20

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Special Interest

Write On! Summer Writing Lab Ages 8–12

Albany Middle School English teacher Abby Skrivan, MA, offers week-long, intensive creative writing workshops for kids. These small classes offer a fun, supportive learning environment for writing, reading and learning from each other. The participants will have the opportunity to form an intimate, student-directed writing community as they develop and deepen their mastery of the writing process. Students will take part in a wide range of writing exercises, including cooperative games, observational writing, poetry, story writing and peer-editing. This unforgettable week will culminate in the writing and production of a bound “literary journal” of their favorite work. Note: Students who attended in the summer of 2011 are encouraged to attend! Second and thirdyear students will deepen the progress made and take their writing to a new level! Attending multiple sessions is also encouraged. Each week will focus on different skills and writing strategies. DATE

DAY

TIME

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

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Kids’ Carpentry Camp

Panda Chinese Summer Camp

Ages 5–12

Ages 6–8

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. They are also introduced to a wide range of woodworking hand tools, safety, and craftsmanship. Projects include supertops, boats, clocks, games, doll furniture, bird-feeders and many other projects to choose from. Our goal is to empower the students to become independent thinkers! This program may be taken year round with different projects offered each session. Our motto is: “Building confidence and teaching with respect and humor in a safe and happy environment.”

Are you interested in learning Chinese language, culture and arts this summer? At the Panda Chinese Summer Camp, you will be introduced to all aspects of Chinese language through stories, music, movement, games, arts and hands-on activities. The language is naturally acquired when children are immersed in a relaxed and fun atmosphere with our experienced, professional-trained instructors. Come and join us for an unforgettable exciting learning experience! No prior Mandarin language experience needed. Note: One week pre-registration prior to camp start date required.

DATE

TIME

July 9–July 12

M–Th

9:30–11 am

July 9–July 12

M–Th

11 am–12:30 pm

4x

July 9–July 12

M–Th

12:30–2 pm

4x

July 23–July 26 M–Th

9:30–11 am

4x

July 23–July 26 M–Th

11 am–12:30 pm

4x

July 23–July 26 M–Th

12:30–2 pm

4x

4x

DAY

TIME

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

June 18–June 22 M–F

9 am–noon

5x

$154

June 25–June 29 M–F

9 am–noon

5x

$154

$164

$117

July 2–July 6* M, T, Th, F

9 am–noon

4x

$124

$134

$107

$117

July 2–July 6* M, T, Th, F

$107

$117

July 9–July 13

$107

$117

$107

$117

$107

$117

Instructor: Chenxia Zhu & Yaqin Yang Location: Albany Community Center, Hall Albany Community Center, EOC (July 2–6)

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

DAY

DATE

$107

Instructor: Frank Truncale (1st camp), Michael and Jeab Glass (2nd camp) Location: Albany Community Center, Craft Room Min: 5; Max: 7 (1st camp), Min: 6; Max: 11 (2nd camp)

NONRES.

M–F

$164

1–4 pm

4x

$124

$134

9 am–noon

5x

$154

$164

Min: 10; Max: 22

*No class on July 4

Foods from Around the World

NE W

Ages 7–1 1

Let’s take a trip around the world of food, making favorite dishes from many countries while learning to cook, bake and serve our own creations from far-away lands. Come with an interest in learning how to cook and an appetite for tasty, fresh food! $20 material fee paid to instructor. Note: One week pre-registration prior to the start of camp required.

NONRES.

June 11–June 15 M–F

9 am–noon

5x

$164

$174

June 11–June 15 M–F

1–4 pm

5x

$164

$174

June 18–June 22 M–F

9 am–noon

5x

$164

$174

June 18–June 22 M–F

1–4 pm

5x

$164

$174

June 25–June 29 M–F

9 am–noon

5x

$164

$174

Instructor: Barbara Guletz Location: Albany Community Center, Kitchen

June 25–June 29 M–F

1–4 pm

5x

$164

$174

Min: 6; Max: 9

July 2–July 6* M,T,Th,F

9 am–noon

4x

$134

$144

July 2–July 6* M,T,Th,F

1–4 pm

4x

$134

$144

DATE

DAY

TIME

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

June 18–June 22 M–F

9:30–noon

5x

$144

$154

June 25–June 29 M–F

9:30–noon

5x

$144

$154

Instructor: Abby Skrivan, MA Location: Albany Middle School, Room 210 Min: 6; Max: 20

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Concert Band Camp

Beginners Plus

A d u lt

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

Ages 9–14

American Sign Language (ASL) is so much richer and more beneficial than just vocabulary –"Baby Signs." Parents will learn, with the help of an ASL storyteller, some basic ASL structure, facial expressions and simple sentences along with needed vocabulary to help their babies develop linguistic, cognitive and expressive skills. The benefits of signing to babies is well documented. Parents will learn how to better communicate and to teach communication skills to their infants.

This class is designed for students with 2+ years of band experience. This week long camp will include two concert bands, master classes, sectionals and full band rehearsals. The week will culminate in a grand finale concert at Albany High School on Friday, June 22, at noon.

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

DATE

DAY

TIME

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

June 10–June 24 Sun

9:30–10:30 am

3x

$85

$95

July 1–July 15

9:30–10:30 am

3x

$85

$95

Sun

Instructor: Susan Schaller Location: Albany Community Center, Edith Stone Room

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Ages 12–16

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

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

July 16–July 20

M–F

9:30–11:30 am

5x

$154

$164

July 30–Aug 3

M–F

9:30–11:30 am

5x

$154

$164

Aug 13–Aug 17

M–F

9:30–11:30 am

5x

$154

$164

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

activity guide Summer 2012

DAY

June 18–June 22 M–F

TIME

9 am–12:30 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

5x

$164

NONRES.

DAY

June 11–July 6* M–F

TIME

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

10:30–11:20 am

19x

$150

NONRES.

$160

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

*No class on July 4

$174

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

Junior String Orchestra

Min: 20; Max: 200

Ages 10–16

Jazz Band Camp

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

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

Min: 5; Max: 12

Super Chef Basics for Teens

DATE

DATE

This camp is designed for students with 1+ years of band and/or jazz band experience who can play one octave scales on their instruments as a minimum requirement. The week long camp will include two jazz bands, master classes, improvisation workshops and instruction on how to practice jazz fundamentals (scales and patterns). The week will culminate in a final concert at Albany High School on Friday, June 29, at noon. DATE

DAY

June 25–June 29 M–F

TIME

9 am–12:30 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

5x

$164

NONRES.

$174

Instructor: Craig Bryant and Keith Johnson Location: Albany High School, Band & Choir Room

DATE

DAY

TIME

June 11–July 6* M–F 11:30 am–12:20 pm 19x

Min: 5; Max: 35

Looking for something challenging, fun, creative and beautiful for kids to do this summer? Want your child to acquire a skill that improves analytical, critical thinking, fine motor, organizational and artistic abilities, something they can take with them and make friends for life along the way? Then come on board with the Albany String Academy. Founded by professional violinist, string teacher and director Dennie Mehocich, classes at the Academy are for those who want to get the best start in string playing through a classroom ensemble format, learning from an experienced string professional, building a solid foundation in the fundamentals of good string playing. Classes meet daily, M–F for four weeks, ending with a public performance.

$160

*No class on July 4

Young Beginners Strings Ages 5.5–8

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

Ages 6–16

$150

NONRES.

Instructor: Dennie Mehocich Location: Cornell Elementary School Library

Min: 5; Max: 180

Albany String Academy

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

DAY

June 11–July 6* M–F

TIME

9:30–10:20 am

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

19x

$150

NONRES.

$160

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

*No class on July 4

Ilah Jarvis has a passion for cooking that stems from her own desire for delicious, adventurous, gluten-free and dairy-free cuisine. She is a certified nutrition consultant and Bauman College graduate who specializes in digestive health issues and she initially started teaching healthy cooking classes to help her private clients. She teaches all over Northern California including the Davis Food Co-op, Gathering Thyme, Phat Beets and private clients.

Registration: WWW.ALBANYCA.ORG/ONLINEREG OR FORM ON PAGE 52

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American Sign Language for Babies


Friendship Club

HE FRIENDSHIP CLUB is the City of Albany’s after-school recreation program for children grades 1–5 attending Albany schools (Marin, Cornell and Ocean View). The program provides a well-supervised environment for children to make friends, enhance self-esteem and develop social skills. Friendship Club offers a variety of activities from outdoor/indoor games of a non-competitive nature, age appropriate arts and crafts, arcade and video games, afternoon snack as well as a daily homework period 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 Open enrollment for the Fall 2012–2013 school year will begin on Monday, July 2. 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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Spring CAMP 2012* April 9–13 • 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 Day at the Movies Trip to Cerrito Vista Park/Makin' s'mores Trip to Scandia Fun Center On-Site Ice Cream feast & movie

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

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

Summer CAMP 2012 Children ages 6–12 (grades 1–5) • Mon–Fri • 8 am–6 pm Weekly fee: $200 for Albany residents; $210 non-residents June 18–22

Stars and Stripes

Chabot Space Center/Oakland Zoo

June 25–29

Fantasyland

Fairyland/Pixie Playland

July 2–6**

Cold Campin’

Tilden Park/Ice Cream at Baskin Robbins

July 9–13

Nature and Us

Lindsay Museum/Ardenwood

July 16–20

Retro-fun

Playland Not at the Beach/Dominos Pizza

July 23–27

Hot Air Balloon!

Pump it up!/Sky High!

July 30–Aug 3 Micro-Beans

Jelly Belly Factory/Lawrence Hall of Science

August 6–10

Pictured Excitement

Day at the Movies/Boomers

August 13–17

Amazon and ON & ON

The Jungle/Scandia

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

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Teen Center

c e n t e r

EEN CENTER has fantastic daily after-school programs for youth grades 6th–8th; providing a safe and fun environment to play, learn, make friends, enhance self-esteem and develop social skills. Teen Center offers a variety of activities including indoor/outdoor games, healthy snacks and a supervised homework period Monday–Thursday. 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 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 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.

Teen Center Assistant Program

T(w)een Nights

Ages 14–17 (Must have graduated 8th grade) $40/month resident; $50/month non-resident

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

The TC Assistant program offers teens an exciting chance to learn about working with youth in City of Albany Recreation programs. It is designed to give teens opportunities to acquire valuable job skills, work with youth, and meet other young people. Teen Center staff provides supervision, assignments and training. Visit the Teen Centers webpage for all the details and to download an application at www.albanyca.org/teencenter.

April 20, May 4, June 1

6–10 pm T(w)een Night is a monthly PARTY with all of your friends. Play video games on a screen larger than your room and dance to your favorite songs as they pump through a professional sound system. Now that you have worked up an appetite, sit down and enjoy a delicious dinner and dessert. Play pool, foosball or air hockey, watch movies or just hang out, T(w)een Night is your night! Parents, this is your chance to have a free Friday night to relax or grab dinner with friends. Pre-registration required.

3 days/week 4 days/week 5 days/week

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

Teen Center Jeremy Allen, Youth Services Manager 1331 Portland Avenue (Memorial Park) (510) 559-7223 jeallen@albanyca.org

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Enrichment Classes

Ages 10–1 5

Learn to make fun, easy, healthy meals that taste great! Participants will learn basics in kitchen safety, proper food handling, food preparation, cooking techniques, presentation, table setting and manners.

Superior teen centric programming provides young people a chance to have fun, express themselves, build 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-care options. Be sure check our website for detailed class descriptions and upcoming events, www.albanyca.org/teencenter.

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Altered! Ages 10–1 5

Altered! Is the art of making something from...something else. 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. DATE

DAY

TIME

May 2–June 6

Wed

4–5 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

6x

$90

NONRES.

DATE

DAY

TIME

May 3–June 7

Thur

4–5 pm

Min: 5; Max: 10

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

6x

$90

NONRES.

$100

Instructor: Shera Sherman Location: Albany Teen Center, Kitchen & Room 2

Looking for teen camps this summer?

Min: 5; Max: 10

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Gardening

Albany YMCA Awesome Adventures Summer Camp T(w)een ages 10-15

Ages 10–1 5

Wonder if you have a green thumb? Here is your chance to find out. In this class, you will learn about composting and gardening. Prepare yourself, in this class we will be playing in the dirt and getting a bit muddy. See you in the garden. DATE

DAY

TIME

May 7–June 4*

Mon

4–5 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

4x

$60

NONRES.

$70

Instructor: Shera Sherman Location: Albany Teen Center Garden Min: 5; Max: 10

*No class on May 28

TGIF@TC Albany Teen Center is the place to be on Fridays. Share your favorite music straight from your iPod on our professional sound system. Play pool, air hockey, foosball, & Wii. Eat delicious food and relax with friends after the long week of homework drudgery. DATE

DAY

TIME

May 4–June 1

Fri

3:30–6 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

5x

$75

NONRES.

$85

Instructor: Jen Sloan Location: Albany Teen Center, Rooms 1 & 2 Min: 10; Max: 20

Jam On It

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Sports Broadcasting Camp

Ages 10–1 5

Want to be in a band but don’t know how to play an instrument? Consider the Teen Center your garage and make all the noise you want without bugging any parents. We have the drum set, amps, guitars and keyboards to outfit you and your friends’ musical inspiration. Learn the fundamentals of jamming, listening and feeling the groove. Basic musical concepts and instrument technique will be explored and everyone will get a chance to play on each instrument. Taught by professional multi-instrumentalist and Teen Center resident jam-master Jeremy Allen. DAY

TIME

May 1–June 5

Tue

4–5 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

6x

Instructor: Jeremy Allen Location: Albany Teen Center, Room 1 Min: 4; Max: 8

$90

NONRES.

$100

Time: 7:30 am–6 pm Location: Albany Teen Center, 1325 Portland Avenue Weekly Cost: $265 Week 4: $215 (No camp July 4) Awesome Adventures has weekly summer camp sessions at the Albany Teen Center. Campers spend most of their days on the go, exploring sights and having fun with new friends. For more information contact the Albany YMCA at (510) 525-1130 or www.baymca.org/albany

Ages 10–1 5

$100

Instructor: Shera Sherman & Guest Instructor Location: Albany Teen Center, Room 2

DATE

Teen Center

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Cooking 101

Learn the basics of sportscasting and producing a live television broadcast. Participants have access to state-of-the-art equipment designed specifically for live broadcasting. Work behind the camera as a director, camera operator or audio engineer. Work in front of the camera as a play-by-play announcer, color commentator or sideline reporter. Final broadcast will be available for sharing and download online. Taught by AHS video production teacher Jeff Castle and the crew of Albany Student Broadcasting. DAY

TIME

Homeschoolers’ Hub Homeschooler’s Hub is a space for homeschooling families to gather each week to play, make, do and learn. Part social center, part hacker space, part support group, the Homeschoolers' Hub will offer facilitated activities and homeschooling support, as well as, space to hang out, spend time with friends and work on projects with others. Save the day: Fridays, 11 am–3 pm (Beginning in September 2012)

Ages 13–1 5

DATE

Coming this Fall:

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

For more information contact Jeremy Allen at jeallen@albanyca.org or (510) 525-0576

NONRES.

June 18–June 22 M–F

9 am–noon

5x

$495

June 18–June 22 M–F

1–4 pm

5x

$495

$505 $505

June 25–June 29 M–F

9 am–noon

5x

$495

$505

June 25–June 29 M–F

1–4 pm

5x

$495

$505

Instructor: Jeff Castle Location: Albany High School, Room 109 Min: 8; Max: 10

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American Red Cross Dog First Aid and CPR

adults

Recreational Dog Agility

Special Interest

The Urban Food Gardener Series

A g e s 1 6 – A d u lt

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DATE

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Does spring weather make you want to get out in nature and plant a garden, but you are not sure where to begin? This series of four comprehensive hands on classes will guide you through the gardening basics: 1. Garden Design/Site Preparation, 2. Soil & water/build a compost pile, 3. Start seeds/ transplant seedlings, 4. Integrated pest management/habitats. DATE

DAY

TIME

May 5–June 2*

Sat

11:30 am–1 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

4x

$85

NONRES.

$95

Instructor: Jackie Hermes-Fletcher & Delia Carroll Location: Ocean View Park, Friendship Club Room & Ocean View Community Garden Min: 10; Max: 20

*No class on May 26

American Heart Association Heart Saver CPR Adult, Child and Infant with AED Meets CA teacher credentialing and EMSA child care requirements. You will learn how to do CPR on adults, infants, and children and how to use a pocket mask and AED. You will receive a certification card through the American Heart Association which will be valid for two years. $20 material fee paid to the instructor. DAY

TIME

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

DAY

TIME

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

May 19–June 23

Sat

9–10:30 am

6x

$61

$71

July 7–Aug 11

Sat

9–10:30 am

6x

$61

$71

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

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Learn how to provide help for your dog in an emergency until you can get to the vet. Practice first aid and CPR skills on rescue critter lifelike mannequins. Receive a dog first aid manual with DVD. $20 paid to the instructor. Beth was 2011 Bay Area Red Cross Alameda County Instructor of the Year. DATE

DAY

TIME

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

Tue

6–9 pm

1x

$34

$44

July 24

Tue

6–9 pm

1x

$34

$44

Instructor: Beth Morris-Wong, (510) 268-9488, beth@cprheavencanwait.com Location: Albany Community Center, EOC Room Min: 4; Max: 12

Indian Vegetarian Cooking

Intermediate Dog Agility

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A g e s 1 6 – A d u lt

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

TIME

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

May 19–June 23

Sat 10:45 am–12:15 pm 6x

$61

$71

July 7–Aug 11

Sat 10:45 am–12:15 pm 6x

$61

$71

Instructor: Nancy Frensley, CAP2, CPDT www.finessedogtraining.com Location: Memorial Park, 1325 Portland Ave. Min: 3; Max: 10

NONRES.

June 26

Min: 3; Max: 10

DATE

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DATE

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

In these 3-hour workshops, students will be shown how to prepare mouth-watering vegetarian dishes from the cuisines of India. At the end of the class, students can enjoy a multi-course meal. $7 material fee paid to the instructor. No refunds within 2 days of class date because instructor will have already purchased supplies. May 12: Quck ‘N EZ dishes: Fried brown rice, okra curry and tomato dhall June 16: Mixed vegetable kurma (vegetables cooked with coconut and spices), brown rice and soy yogurt raita ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

DATE

DAY

TIME

May 12

Sat

10 am–1 pm

1x

$38

$48

June 16

Sat

10 am–1 pm

1x

$38

$48

Instructor: Viji Sundaram, vijiyoga@hotmail.com Location: Albany Community Center, Kitchen Min: 5; Max: 15

NONRES.

June 28

Thur

6–9 pm

1x

$34

$44

July 19

Thur

6–9 pm

1x

$34

$44

Instructor: CPR Heaven Can Wait Staff Location: Albany Community Center, EOC Room Min: 6; Max: 18

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Art & Music

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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

May 8–June 5

Tue

6:30–8 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

5x

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

$79

NONRES.

$89

Beginning/Intermediate Sumi-e/ Brush Painting & Watercolor

Basic Drawing

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Learn to draw! This class is an introduction to drawing using a variety of media. Students will learn basic elements of visual language including line, shape, value, scale, rhythm and light. We will work in black and white using a viewfinder and charcoal learning basic composition and shading; then, pen and ink and wash learning free-flowing pen and brush lines and shading with cross-hatching, stippling and wash. Next, we will work with pencil to learn basic perspective. Students will draw from their choice of still life set-ups, flowers and other nature objects, from photographs or their imagination using a variety of approaches to provide a well rounded introduction to drawing. Advanced students or those who have taken a class with Stephanie can work in their choice of any drawing or painting media, with instructor working with them individually. Students should bring any charcoal and newsprint they already have to first class. Materials will be discussed and a list will be handed out the first class. $4 material fee paid to instructor. DATE

DAY

TIME

May 1–June 19

Tue

6:30–9 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

8x

$125

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

NONRES.

$130

This class will teach the beginner the fundamental 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 this session, beginner will learn how to do brush painting including the following: calligraphy to learn the basic brush strokes, use of sumi-ink and also watercolor, how to best use paper for sumi-e. The Intermediate students will learn further techniques of sumi-e. After practicing these skills, you will complete seasonal greeting cards of sumi-e and “shikshi” (Japanese art board edged with gold colored trim) to hang in a frame or a scroll. $15 material fee paid to instructor. Please contact instructor for more information. DATE

DAY

TIME

May 3–June 7

Thur

10 am–12:15pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

6x

$148

NONRES.

$158

Instructor: Fumiyo Yoshikawa, art@fumiyo-y.com Location: Albany Community Center, Craft Room Min: 5; Max: 15

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

June 2–July 7

Sat

10–11:30 am

6x

$76

$86

July 14–Aug 18

Sat

10–11:30 am

6x

$76

$86

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

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Achieve Your Goals and Transform Your Life with Next Steps


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Dance

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Brazilian Dance for Adults

Beginning Hula/Tahitian Dance

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A d u lt

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. Elisita has studied and performed Brazilian dance with Conceição Damasceno and other renowned Dancers and artists in the USA and Brazil. In addition to Brazilian dance, she has also performed Hip-Hop, Jazz, Modern, Afro-Haitian and West African. She brings her plethora of dance knowledge and experience to all levels of students.

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.

DATE

DAY

TIME

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

May 7–June 11* Mon

8–9 pm

5x

$55

$65

June 18–July 16 Mon

8–9 pm

5x

$55

$65

July 23–Aug 20

8–9 pm

5x

$55

$65

Mon

Instructor: Elisita Castañon-Hill Location: Albany Community Center, Room 1 & 2 Min: 1; Max: 20

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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. You may register for 6 meetings of 9 meetings. DAY

TIME

DAY

TIME

June 26–July 31

Tue

6:30–7:30 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

6x

$96

NONRES.

$106

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

Chinese Dance with Ballet A g e s 1 3 – A d u lt

A ballet class designed to teach students ballet fundamentals in preparation for Chinese dance. The class will start with a floor warm up, followed by barre exercises and center combinations. You may either register for 6 meetings or 9 meetings. ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

DATE

DAY

TIME

Jun 16–Aug 11

Sat

3:30–5 pm

6x

$88

$98

Jun 16–Aug 11

Sat

3:30–5 pm

9x

$130

$140

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

Beginning/Intermediate: Classical Ballet A d u lt

*No class on May 28

Chinese Dance for Exercise

DATE

DATE

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

July 26–Aug 23 M/Thur

7:30–8:45 pm

6x

$88

$98

July 26–Aug 23 M/Thur

7:30–8:45 pm

9x

$112

$122

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

DAY

TIME

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

May 4–June 29*

Fri

7–8:30 pm

8x

$110

$120

July 6–Aug 24

Fri

7–8:30 pm

8x

$110

$120

Instructor: David Bertlin and Ronn Guidi Location: Albany Community Center, Rooms 1 & 2 Albany Community Center, Hall (May 25, June 29, July 27 & Aug 24) Min: 9; Max: 18

*No class on June 8

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

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Beginning Shao-Lin Kung Fu

A d u lt

A g e s 6 – A d u lt

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

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.

DATE

DAY

Apr 16–June 18* Mon

TIME

6–7:30 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

8x

$84

NONRES.

$94

DATE

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

Beginning Ki-Aikido

*No class on Apr 23 & May 28

Tai Chi

A g e s 7 – A d u lt

DAY

TIME

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

May 3–June 28

Thur

3:30–4:30 pm

9x

$94

$104

July 5–Aug 23

Thur

3:30–4:30 pm

8x

$84

$94

Instructor: Henry Chang, (510) 917-1718 Location: Albany Community Center, Hall (Session 1) Albany Community Center, Rooms 1 & 2 (Session 2) Min: 2; Max: 25

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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. ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

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

May 8–June 14

T/Th

6–7 pm

July 10–Aug 16

T/Th

6–7 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

A g e s 8 – A d u lt

The graceful movement of martial arts loved by everyone will be taught in this class. After taking the class students, will be competent in both offense and defense. New strokes will be taught in these two sessions. New students and beginners are welcome. Instructor Henry Chang is the 31st generation of Shao Lin Temple. ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

1x/week

$46

$56

DATE

2x/week

$88

$98

May 3–June 28

Thur

4:30–5:30 pm

9x

$94

$104

1x/week

$46

$56

July 5–Aug 23

Thur

4:30–5:30 pm

8x

$84

$94

2x/week

$88

$98

Instructor: Henry Chang, (510) 917-1718 Location: Albany Community Center, Hall (Session 1) Albany Community Center, Rooms 1 & 2 (Session 2)

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

NONRES.

Advanced Shao-Lin Kung Fu

DAY

TIME

Min: 2; Max: 25

NONRES.

DATE

DAY

TIME

Apr 7–Apr 21

Sat

9–11 am

3x

$54

$64

May 5–May 26

Sat

9–11 am

4x

$54

$64

June 2–June 30

Sat

9–11 am

5x

$54

$64

July 7–July 28

Sat

9–11 am

4x

$54

$64

Aug 4–Aug 25

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 (Apr 14, July 28, Aug 25), Albany Senior Center (May 19) Min: 5; Max: 25

Intermediate Da Yan Qi Gong A d u lt

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

DAY

TIME

Apr 16–Jun 18*

Mon

6–7:30 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

8x

$114

NONRES.

$124

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

*No class on Apr 23 & May 28

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Martial Arts

Advanced Da Yan Qi Gong


adults

Exercise & Fitness

Beginning Yoga

Tennis: Private and Group Instruction

A g e s 1 3 – a d u lt

A g e s All

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.

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.

DATE

DAY

TIME

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

May 7–June 25

Mon

6:30–8 pm

7x

$91

$101

July 2–Aug 20*

Mon

6:30–8 pm

8x

$104

$114

PRIVATE/GROUP

TIME

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

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

Private

1/2 hr

1x

$32

$42

Private

1 hr

1x

$57

$67

Min: 5; Max: 30

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

*No class on May 28

User Friendly Pilates: Increase Core Strength Without Getting Hurt A g e s 1 4 – 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. DATE

DAY

TIME

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

May 9–June 20

Wed

5:45–6:45 pm

7x

$88

$98

July 11–Aug 22

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

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

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. DATE

DAY

May 2–June 6

TIME

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

Wed

6:30–8 pm

6x

$66

$76

June 13–July 18* Wed

6:30–8 pm

5x

$56

$66

July 25–Aug 15

6:30–8 pm

4x

$46

$56

Wed

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

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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. are you captain material?

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. Outdoor Mystery League

We had so much fun with our winter indoor league that we decided to take things outside! Each night will feature a new surprise sport and include 30 minutes of instruction, followed by a 60 minute game. All sports will be easy to learn and exceptionally high in fun-ability (a few are old favorites, while others may be completely new to you). All necessary equipment will be provided. The season will include five sports, plus playoffs, for a

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minimum of six games and start in June on Tuesday nights. Fee is $60 per player ($12 per game). Individuals will be placed onto teams (couples or friends may request to be put onto the same team. Pickle What?

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Pickleball is the fastest growing senior sport in the country, but don’t let that fool you, this racquet 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. Drop in games on the Ocean View Park tennis courts will begin in May. If you’re interested in joining in on the fun contact Heather Robinson. adult co-ed kickball

Kickball is back for another season of wacky fun. Games are on Thursday nights. Please visit our website for all of the details. adult co-ed 5-aside soccer

Our popular 5-Aside Soccer league starts this June. Get your team together quick, because

this league always fills up fast. When registering please specify if you would like the “A” division (more advanced) or “B” division (more recreational). Please visit our website for more details. men’s & co-ed softball

Albany Adult Softball will be back for the spring season starting in June. 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 For more information contact Heather Robinson, Adult Sports Coordinator hrobinson@albanyca.org www.albanyca.org/adultsports (510) 559-7216

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Exercise & Dance

Gentle Yoga

Boomers & Beyond Bellydance

a g e s 5 0 – ol d e r

A g e s 4 0 – ol d e r

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

May 1–Aug 24* M/T/W/F

Freeing the Dancer Within: Creative Movement for Health & Enjoyment

9–10 am

Min: 5; Max: 20

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

DAY

TIME

May 4–July 27*

Fri

10:15–11:30 am

11x

$7

66x

$6

NONRES.

$8

DAY

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

TIME

May 7–June 18*

Mon

6:30–7:30 pm

6x

$30

$35

$7

June 25–Aug 6*

Mon

6:30–7:30 pm

6x

$30

$35

Instructor: Sandhya Location: Albany Senior Center, South Room Min: 4; Max: 15

*No class on May 28 & July 2

Rosen Method Movement A g e s 5 0 – ol d e r

A g e s 5 0 – ol d e r

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

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

DATE

DAY

TIME

May 2–Aug 22*

Wed

Noon–1 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

16x

Min: 2; Max: 30

Min: 3; Max: 12

$8

NONRES.

$9

Bal ance DATE

DAY

TIME

Apr 25–May 18

Wed

1:30–2:30 pm

DATE

DAY

TIME

May 23–June 13

Wed

1:30–2:30 pm

*No class on July 4

DATE

DAY

June 30–July 18* Wed

TIME

1:30–2:30 pm

L ow e r B a c k

A g e s 5 0 – ol d e r

A g e s 4 0 – ol d e r

DATE

DAY

TIME

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.

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.

July 25–Aug 15

Wed

1:30–2:30 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

May 2–Aug 22*

M/W

10:30–11:30 am

31x

$2

$3

May 4–Aug 24

Fri

9:30–10:30 am

17x

$2

$3

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

*No class on May 28 & July 4

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DATE

DAY

TIME

May 3–July 26

Thur

9–10 am

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

13x

$6

Instructor: Teresa Hickman Location: Albany Senior Center, Multi Purpose Room

4x

$20

NONRES.

$24

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

4x

$20

NONRES.

$24

N ec k & S h o u l d e r s

Zumba Gold

TIME

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

I m p r o v i n g P os t u r e

Gentle Tai Chi

DAY

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Awareness Through Movement® Feldenkrais Chair

Instructor: Regina Wells Location: Albany Senior Center, Multi-Use Room

DATE

NONRES.

*No class on May 28 & July 4

Instructor: Greacian Goeke Location: Albany Senior Center, Multi-Use Room *No class on June 8 & July 13

DATE

NONRES.

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

A g e s 5 0 – ol d e r

DATE

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

$7

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

4x

$20

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

4x

$20

NONRES.

$24

NONRES.

$24

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

*No class on July 4

Women’s Traditional Dances for Fun, Exercise & Enlightenment! A g e s 5 0 – ol d e r

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.

Min: 10; Max: 20 DATE

DAY

TIME

May 2–Aug 22*

Wed

10:15–11:30 am

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

A g e s 5 0 – ol d e r

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.

A g e s 5 0 – ol d e r

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

July 17

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: 8

*Max of 6 returning students allowed

Walk, Talk & Be Healthy! A g e s 5 0 – ol d e r

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.

May: Claremont Canyon Challenge Discover history and spectacular views on this challenging loop through Claremont Canyon and UC Berkeley’s Clark Kerr Campus. Caution: Steep rough trails, 600+ ft. elevation gain. Wear hiking footgear; bring water, snack and walking sticks if you use them. Meet at Derby and Belrose (AC Transit 49). June: Creekside Gems in North El Cerrito

DATE

DAY

TIME

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

NONRES.

May 17

Thur

9–11 am

1x

FREE

FREE

June 28

Thur

9–11 am

1x

FREE

FREE

July 19

Thur

9–11 am

1x

FREE

FREE

August 16

Thur

9–11 am

1x

FREE

FREE

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

Enjoy a volunteer-created wildflower garden, creeks, parks, Native American rock art and four restoration projects. Meet at Gateway Park, Conlon and Ohlone Greenway (stub end of Conlon just east of San Pablo Ave., AC Transit 72, or walk north on Ohlone Greenway from El Cerrito Del Norte BART). July: Kensington History & Views Enjoy a volunteer-created wildflower garden, creeks, parks, Native American rock art and four restoration projects. Meet at Gateway Park, Conlon and Ohlone Greenway (stub end of Conlon just east of San Pablo Ave., AC Transit 72, or walk north on Ohlone Greenway from El Cerrito Del Norte BART). August: Wild Edibles on Cerrito Creek An easy, mostly level stroll along Cerrito Creek, discovering how Native Americans and early settlers used wild foods–plus snacks using them today. Meet at N. end of Talbot/S. edge of El Cerrito Plaza, on the Albany/ Berkeley border (AC Transit 72, El Cerrito Plaza BART). This walk open to all ages–grandchildren welcome.

Varies for each trip

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

May 1–June 19

Tue

Noon–3 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

8x

$125

Basic Drawing

A g e s 5 0 – ol d e r

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.

Learn to draw! This class is an introduction to drawing using a variety of media. Students will learn basic elements of visual language including line, shape, value, scale, rhythm and light. We will work in black and white using a viewfinder and charcoal learning basic composition and shading; then, pen and ink and wash learning free-flowing pen and brush lines and shading with cross-hatching, stippling and wash. Next, we will work with pencil to learn basic perspective. Students will draw from their choice of still life set-ups, flowers and other nature objects, from photographs or their imagination using a variety of approaches to provide a well rounded introduction to drawing. Advanced students or those who have taken a class with Stephanie can work in their choice of any drawing or painting media, with instructor working with them individually. Students should bring any charcoal and newsprint they already have to first class. Materials will be discussed and a list will be handed out the first class. $4 material fee paid to instructor.

DATE

DAY

June 6–July 18* Wed

TIME

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

12:30–2:30 pm

6x

Min: 4; Max: 20

12:30–2:30 pm

6x

$60

May 1–June 19

Tue

6:30–9 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

8x

$125

NONRES.

$130

a g e s 5 0 – ol d e r

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.

$130

NONRES.

$65

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

TIME

Beyond Papier-mâché

NONRES.

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.

June 6–July 18* Wed

DAY

Min: 4; Max: 20

a g e s 5 0 – ol d e r

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

DATE

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

Multi-cultural Textile Art

TIME

$65

*No class on July 4

Min: 4; Max: 20

DAY

$60

NONRES.

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

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

DATE

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Multi-medium Painting

DATE

*No class on July 4

DAY

June 6–July 18* Wed

TIME

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

10 am–noon

6x

$60

NONRES.

$65

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

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Special Interest

The Wife of Martin Guerre, by Janet Lewis (Swallow Paperback, 1941) has been called one of the most beautiful short novels ever written. Based on an unusual historical incident, this novel is lyrical in its evocation of experiences and sophisticated in its expression of ideas. DATE

DAY

TIME

July 11–Aug 15

Wed

3–5 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

6x

$35

NONRES.

$40

Instructor: Debra Ratner Location: Albany Senior Center, South Room Min: 4; Max: 25

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

July 2–Aug 6

Mon

11:30 am–1:30 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

6x

$35

NONRES.

$40

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Lives of Women A g e s 5 0 – ol d e r

Poet Patricia Hampl's I Could Tell You Stories: Sojourns in the Land of Memory (W.W. Norton, 1999) presents vivid memoir pieces. Hampl also reflects on the mysteries of memory and the challenges of personal writing–as when her mother pleaded with her to change her first published poem. DATE

DAY

July 6–Aug 10

Fri

TIME

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

2–4 pm

6x

$35

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

NONMEM.

2x

$12

$14

2x

$12

$14

DATE

DAY

TIME

MEETS

May 3 & May 10

Thur

1–5 pm

June 28 & July 5 Thur

1–5 pm

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

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World Affairs & Politics A g e s 5 0 – ol d e r

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

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

Memoir Writing a g e s 5 0 – ol d e r

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 low-pressure, respectful atmosphere in which embarrassing events and deep emotions may be safely exposed. DATE

DAY

TIME

May 7–Aug 13*

Mon

3–5 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

14x

$99

NONRES.

$104

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

DAY

TIME

May 8–Aug 14

Tue

10 am–noon

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

14x

$99

NONRES.

$104

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

$40

Min: 4; Max: 25

A g e s 5 0 – ol d e r

DATE

NONRES.

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

AARP’s 55 Alive Mature Driving

*No class on May 28

Stephanie Scott can teach anyone who wants to learn how to draw and paint. She specializes in complete beginners. She has taught privately and in group classes and gave intensive one-day workshops for many years. She has taught at College of Marin, Foothill and De Anza Colleges, Sonoma State University, Georgia State College and University, Albany Senior Center, Albany Adult School and at the Gardens at Heather Farm. She has taught people aged 9 to 96 and can teach a wide variety of media. Stephanie has been making pen and ink drawings, line drawing etchings and engravings and paintings for 44 years, teaching art classes for 32 years, is an exhibiting artist, has published her watercolors and sold her flower notecards and etchings across the United States and in Japan. She has a Master’s Degree in Painting from San Francisco Art Institute and began teaching in 1979.

NONRES.

April 9–June 18* Mon

9:30–11 am

10x

$3

$4

June 25–Aug 20

9:30–11 am

9x

$3

$4

Mon

a g e s 5 0 – ol d e r

The Anchor Book of Modern African Stories, edited by a Yugoslavian scholar devoted to African literature, offers stories by a wide range of gifted writers. To read these stories is to encounter new landscapes, grasp new perspectives, and experience dynamic artistic expression. Publisher: Anchor Books, 2004.

Min: 4; Max: 30

a g e s 5 0 – ol d e r

DAY

A g e s 5 0 – ol d e r

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

Reading Novels

DATE

World Literature

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

*No class on May 28

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Berghold Winery

Travel

A g e s 5 0 – ol d e r

Come with us and enjoy the day as we head out to the Berghold Winery in Lodi. The winery has over 85 acres of vineyards and is decorated with American Victorian antiques, marble fountains, rose gardens and olive trees. Lunch is included in Lodi. Trip includes periods of walking and standing.

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

May 2

Wed

May 24

Thur

TIME

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

8:30 am–4:30 pm

1x

$40

NONRES.

$45

Elkhorn Slough

A g e s 5 0 – ol d e r

DAY

DAY

Min: 19; Max: 21

Safari West

DATE

DATE

TIME

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

9:30 am–5 pm

1x

$68

NONRES.

$73

Min: 19; Max: 21

Bolinas & the Marin Coast

A g e s 5 0 – ol d e r

Elkhorn Slough, located at Moss Landing, south of Santa Cruz, has one of the greatest concentrations of sea mammals and birds in Northern California. It is one of the best spots to observe sea otters, seals and many kinds of seabirds. This day trip with naturalist Ted Pierce combines a boat trip up the estuary (with Safari Cruises) and a walk along the estuary for more observations of wildlife. We will have lunch at Phil’s Fish Market Restaurant in Moss Landing. Bring binoculars. Trip includes periods of standing and walking. DATE

DAY

June 4

Mon

TIME

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

7 am–5 pm

1x

$85

NONRES.

$90

Min: 19; Max: 21

Luther Burbank Gardens & Canine Companions A g e s 5 0 – ol d e r

Join us as we head to Santa Rosa to visit 2 impressive venues. On our first stop, we will take a docentled tour of the beautiful Luther Burbank Home and Gardens which include Luther Burbank’s horticulture contributions, and a firsthand look at his home and furnishings. After lunch we will visit the Canine Companions facility for an impressive tour of the facility. Trip includes long periods of walking. DATE

DAY

June 27

Wed

TIME

8:30 am–5:30 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

1x

$50

NONRES.

$55

Min: 19; Max: 21

A g e s 5 0 – ol d e r

The tiny village of Bolinas on the Marin coast is our destination today with naturalist Ted Pierce. This trip will combine a tour of the village, great birding along Bolinas lagoon, and a walk on the beautiful seacoast. We will have lunch at the Farmhouse Restaurant in nearby Olema, and leave some time to explore the Bolinas Museum and local shops. Bring binoculars. Trip includes long periods of walking and standing. DATE

DAY

May 7

Mon

TIME

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

8:30 am–4:30 pm

1x

$65

NONRES.

$70

Min: 19; Max: 21

Santa Cruz History Museum

Carmel Mission

A g e s 5 0 – ol d e r

A g e s 5 0 – ol d e r

The city of Santa Cruz showcases a historic museum in the heart of downtown. We will take a docent-led tour of the museum which will feature the exhibit “All You Need is Love”. After the tour, you will have time to walk, shop and eat at your own leisure in downtown Santa Cruz. Trip includes moderate periods of sitting and walking. DATE

DAY

June 13

Wed

TIME

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

8 am–4 pm

1x

$20

NONRES.

$25

Min: 19; Max: 21

Los Gatos & Gilroy Outlets Cornerstone Winery

A g e s 5 0 – ol d e r

Join us for a lovely trip to the South Bay. Our first stop will be downtown Los Gatos, where you can shop, eat and/or walk around at your leisure. Next, we will head to the shopping outlets in Gilroy. If you love the outdoors and shopping this trip is for you! Trip includes periods of walking and standing. DATE

DAY

May 16

Wed

Min: 19; Max: 21

TIME

9 am–5 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

1x

$10

NONRES.

$15

June 20

Wed

TIME

8:30 am–4:30 pm

DAY

July 11

Wed

TIME

8 am–5 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

1x

$50

NONRES.

$55

San Mateo County History Museum & Sanchez Adobe

Kick off your summer the right way with a wine tasting day in Sonoma as we head to Cornerstone Winery to taste some of their unique wines. You will also take a docent-led tour of the beautifully designed gardens. Lunch is included. Please wear comfortable shoes and bring a hat for the sun. Trip includes long periods of walking. DAY

DATE

Min: 19; Max: 21

A g e s 5 0 – ol d e r

DATE

Join us for a docent- led tour of the Carmel Mission to view the museum’s 4 specific galleries: the Harry Downie museum, the Munras Family Heritage Museum, the Jo Mora Chapel Gallery, and the Convento Museum. Each gallery is unique and full of history. After lunch which is included in Carmel you will have some leisure time to walk through the quaint streets of Carmel. Trip includes moderate periods of sitting and walking.

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

1x

Min: 19; Max: 21

$38

A g e s 5 0 – ol d e r

NONRES.

$43

The San Mateo History Museum is an innovative regional history center located in the Old County Courthouse. A docent-led tour of the History Museum's long-term exhibits explores the county’s rich and colorful history. After lunch which is included at a local restaurant, we will head to the Sanchez Adobe in Pacifica for a docent-led tour. Trip includes moderate periods of sitting and walking. DATE

DAY

July 18

Wed

TIME

9 am–5 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

1x

$45

NONRES.

$50

Min: 19; Max: 21

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Heath Ceramics & Sausalito

A g e s 5 0 – ol d e r

As the summer winds down, join us as we head to scenic Sausalito. Our first stop will be at Heath Ceramics, one of the few remaining mid-century American potteries still in existence today. You will visit the retail shop which offers beautifully handcrafted tiles and dinnerware. Our next stop will be in downtown Sausalito where you will have some time on your own to walk, shop and eat lunch. Lunch is on your own. Trip includes self paced walking and standing.

A g e s 5 0 – ol d e r

This visit to Pt. Reyes National Seashore, with naturalist Ted Pierce, will combine birding, a visit to McClure’s Beach, and wildlife observations of the Tule Elk at Tomales Point. We will stop at the Bear Valley Visitor’s Center, visit McClure’s Beach for a short walk, and return to Pt. Reyes Station for lunch at the Station House Restaurant. Bring binoculars. Trip includes periods of standing and walking.

Join us for what promises to be a lovely day in San Francisco as you explore at your own leisure Yerba Buena Gardens and its surroundings for the day. Stroll through the beautiful gardens, public art, fountains and waterfall, visit museums such as the Contemporary Jewish Museum or the Museum of Modern Art, shop at the Metreon Mall or just eat at one of the nearby restaurants. Bring a camera. Trip includes self-paced walking and standing.

July 25

Wed

TIME

9:30 am–3 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

1x

$10

NONRES.

$15

Min: 19; Max: 21

A g e s 5 0 – ol d e r

We will board the ferry from Tiburon and take a Tram Tour on Angel Island. The tour which offers an audio enhanced history of the island will take you past the recently reopened United States Immigration Station and provides wonderful views of the bay, San Francisco, and other jewels along the island. Picnic lunch is included on the island. Trip includes long periods of standing, sitting and a short ferry ride. DAY

August 1

Wed

Mon

8 am–4 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

1x

$65

NONRES.

$70

TIME

8:45 am–4:30 pm

DATE

DAY

August 22

Wed

TIME

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

9 am–4 pm

1x

NONRES.

$10

$15

Roaring Camp Railroad A g e s 5 0 – ol d e r

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

DAY

August 8

Wed

TIME

8:30 am–5:30 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

1x

$52

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

1x

Min: 19; Max: 21

$45

NONRES.

$57

$50

Filoli Gardens A g e s 5 0 – ol d e r

Enjoy the beautiful grounds at Filoli Gardens. Learn about this wonderful place on a two-hour docentled tour through both the house and gardens. A box lunch will be provided at the Filoli Café after the tour. This tour involves all terrain walking, stair climbing and long periods of standing. DATE

DAY

August 15

Wed

Min: 19; Max: 21

TIME

8:30 am–3:30 pm

ALBANY MEETS RESIDENT

1x

$40

Albany Senior Center

Community Shuttle

Keeping seniors active & engaged

NONRES.

Min: 19; Max: 21

Angel Island

DATE

August 6

TIME

Min: 19; Max: 21

A g e s 5 0 – ol d e r

DAY

DAY

Min: 19; Max: 21

Yerba Buena Gardens

DATE

DATE

NONRES.

$45

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

activity guide Summer 2012

Registration: WWW.ALBANYCA.ORG/ONLINEREG OR FORM ON PAGE 52

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boomers & beyond

Pt. Reyes Seashore Tour, Birding & Wildlife


Seniors

T c e n t e r RE N

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

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Information, Resource Referrals and Form Assistance The Albany Senior Center maintains up-todate information on services available to seniors in Alameda County. 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, May 11 & July 13, 9 am–noon. Podiatry services provided by a licensed podiatrist at a low cost. Over 60 Health Clinic: 9 am on the following dates: April 9, June 11 & August 13. A nurse provides foot care, blood pressure checks, medication review and more. Drop-in only.

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SENIORs

j u st- for -the- fu n - o f- it s oc ials

Friends of Albany Seniors

Fundraisers

to support the Albany Senior Center

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, May 3–August 20 1–3 pm Mahjong, music, ping pong and board games provided. No meeting on July 19

Thursdays, May 3–August 23 9 am–noon No meeting on July 19 French Conversation

Every Tuesday at 2 pm

Fridays, May 4–August 24 11 am–noon No meeting on May 11, July 13 & August 10

Needlecraft & Beading

Bridge

Mondays, May 7–August 20 9–11 am No meeting on May 28

Fridays, May 4–August 24 Noon–3 pm

Tuesday Films

White Elephant & Bake Sale! The Friends of the Albany Senior Center invite you to find great bargains at this yearly fundraiser. There will be toys, jewelry, books, baked goods and more! Saturday, April 21 • 9 am–2 pm Accepting items Now! Electronics, typewriters, clothing or furniture will be not be accepted.

ALBANY SENIOR RESOURCE FAIR Thursday, April 26 • 10 am–1 pm • Free Join us for the 4th Annual Senior Resource Fair in Albany. Representatives from different organizations that provide assistance to seniors and caregivers will be on hand to share information on housing, healthcare, transportation and more. Free health checks will also be available at the event.

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

(510) 524-9122

OLDER AMERICANS MONTH HIGH TEA Thursday, May 17 • 12–2 pm • $5 Join us for this very special event honoring Older Americans. Come have tea and light refreshments while listening to wonderful entertainment. Decorate your table, create a unique centerpiece and bring your favorite teacups. Prizes will be awarded for best tables. Reserve your table now at the Senior Center. Reservation deadline is Friday, May 4. Admission fee includes tea and refreshments. The ASC Summer Carnival 2012! Thursday, July 19 • 1–5 pm • Free Join us for the first ASC Carnival! The Senior Center will be turned into a carnival for a fun afternoon of games, contests, music and a polish dog sale held by the Friends of Albany Seniors! Enter special contests, play carnival games and win prizes! Don’t miss this fun, unique and exciting day!

activity guide Summer 2012

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

Registration: WWW.ALBANYCA.ORG/ONLINEREG OR FORM ON PAGE 52

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M e e t Toby Bi el aws k i

Arts Committee

Toby Bielawski was appointed the City of Albany’s second Poet Laureate in October 2011. An Albany resident, Toby has been teaching writing at Las Positas College in Livermore since 1999. In her application to the Arts Committee, Toby said, “My love of poetry has always been filtered through the lens of community: as a poet, poetry teacher, journal advisor, slam facilitator, workshop leader and participant, and open mike host, I thrive on watching poetry inspire others. The Albany Poet Laureate position offers an opportunity to focus my dedication to the community I call home.” To learn more about Toby and read recent poems, visit www.albanyca.org/arts.

Poet Laureate Launches Poetry Map Toby Bielawski has launched the “Albany Poetry Map.” The idea is to help document all the places where poetry is being written within the city. If you are struck by the muse during your day, write a poem and send it to Toby at albanypoetry@gmail.com. Be sure to include your name, and the “location of inspiration” (address, block, or GPS coordinates). You can view the Poetry Map at http://albanypoetry.tumblr.com/poetrymap. Be sure to add your contribution and become part of the poetry found in Albany!

ca ll fo r e ntr i es The Albany Arts Committee is sponsoring a program for the artistic decoration of a selected number of existing fire hydrants in the City. The Committee is seeking creative designs for painting on existing fire hydrants in a way that adds interest, but does not compromise functionality. Potential design themes could include: ■ Designs inspired by the work of famous artists ■ Designs with a whimsical, humorous or ironic twist that will make viewers smile ■ Context-sensitive designs that would uniquely connect a particular fire hydrant with its immediate surroundings ■ Colorful, abstract designs Selected artist will be expected to execute the work during the months of July and August 2012. For more information and to download an application visit www.albanyca.org/arts. Application deadline is May 25, 2012.

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B e tsy K e n da ll Lo c a l L a n d s c a p e April 7–July 2 Opening Reception: April 15, 4–6 pm Albany Community Center Foyer In my landscape paintings I aim to create physical memory of California landscapes. The gesture of the brush and feel of paint recreate the feeling of being in that place, on that day. The paintings shift between abstract and representational as a way of engaging one’s intuition in putting the picture together. Ideally, in the context of our indoor electronic lives, they serve to refresh and put ones psychic feet in the larger, natural world around us. Meeker Slough High (detail), 30 × 24", oil on canvas, 2012

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 Opening Reception: July 8, 4–6 pm 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

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

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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

A r o 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.

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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KALB! www.albanyca.org/KALB

KALB

Since 2002, Albany’s Community Media Access Committee

has played a key role in developing our city’s small but creative

cable TV station and in growing communications and community.

Albany’s TV Channel

Supporting communications in Albany for the public, education, and government

 Critical source of government access, broadcasting meetings

of the city council, school board, and other city commissions and committees  Relied-upon aspect of city record keeping — informing citizens,

acting as historical record  Enriching the city’s web content  Creating sponsorship connections with Albany’s business

community to promote local business  Annual Albany FilmFest, a celebratory event promoting art,

commerce, and community www.albanystudentbroadcasting.com In 2011, CMAC helped

The Albany FilmFest,

establish an internship

created and supported

training program for

by CMAC, KALB, and

high school students

the City of Albany, has

to video record and

enjoyed two highly

broadcast sports

successful years as a

and performing arts

showcase for Albany’s

events — a creative

community support of

partnership between

the arts for youth and

the city and the

adults.

school district.

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Filmfest

Thank you to all of our sponsors, donors, filmmakers, judges, speakers, volunteers, staff, and attendees — for making FilmFest 2012 a smashing success!

Albany SECOND AN N UAL

StopWaste.org Reducing the Waste Stream for Alameda County activity guide Summer 2012

Registration: WWW.ALBANYCA.ORG/ONLINEREG OR FORM ON PAGE 52

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events

Local Garden Swap Bring your excess homegrown produce to swap with your neighbors. Tuesday evenings beginning May 29, 6:30 (Be on time for best selection) Albany Community Center Patio Need more info? Contact Robin at (510) 524-9283

Citywide Garage Sale Saturday, May 5, 2012 • 9 am–3 pm Too much old stuff? Need space in your garage? Host a garage sale! Registration fee is $10. Open to Albany residents only. Participants will be included in promotional event map. Registration forms are due April 16, 2012. For registration form and more information visit www.albanyca.org/ greenalbany.

Albany Police Activities League

C a r S h ow Wednesday, July 4, 2012 (at the Green, Red, White & Blue Celebration) Noon–3 pm • Memorial Park Got a jewel of a car you want to show off? Register for the 4th of July Car Show! Registration forms will be available at www.albanypal.net after April 15. Deadline for registration is June 1, 2012. Please email apal@albanypal.net or call Peggy McQuaid at 526-7855 for more information. Prizes will be awarded for various categories.

Albany Lions 4th of July Pancake Breakfast It’s an Albany Tradition! Wednesday, July 4, 2012 8 am–11 am Veterans Memorial Building 1325 Portland Avenue, Albany

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June 12, 2012 • 8 am–1 pm Albany Community Center

Please mark your calendars for the upcoming Albany Fire Departments's 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”.

Events

Blood Drive

Spring CERT Intensive

Tuesdays & Thursdays, May 1–May 31 • 6–9 pm • Free You know to duck, cover and hold-on when an earthquake strikes, but what do you do immediately afterwards? If you hear someone screaming and also see smoke rising, which one is the higher priority? Get the answers to these questions and much more in this interactive, hands-on course. We’ll focus on practical exercises and you’ll get to: • Use a fire extinguisher • Build cribbing to lift a heavy object • Learn disaster medicine and how to save lives Sign up today, class limited to 20 participants! Contact Karina Tindol to register: ktindol@albanyca.org

Albany Police Activities League

BLOCK MOVIE NIGHTS

The sole purpose of the Block Movie Nights is to get neighbors to meet their neighbors! Block Movie Night package fee is $375. We provide the 12’ movie screen, movie, sound system, street closure (five hours) and two staff members. Your block provides electricity, a few helpers and a social gathering that includes food prior to the movie. Movie Nights can take place on Saturdays or Sundays between: July 21–October 7. For more information, contact: Chelle Putzer, Community Services Manager cputzer@albanca.org (510) 559-7218

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B i c y c l e Ro d e o Saturday, May 19, 2012 • 10 am–1 pm Cornell Elementary School, 920 Talbot Avenue, Albany Rodeo activities will include bike inspections, safety information, and a bicycle safety course. The first 100 participants will be given a free bicycle helmet. The goal of the bicycle rodeo is to encourage riders to wear helmets on every ride, to give young cyclists basic skills for on-road riding, and to teach them the rules of the road to help keep them safe. This event will focus on young riders in elementary and middle school. For more information please visit www.albanypal.net or call the Albany Police Department 525-7300.

Registration: WWW.ALBANYCA.ORG/ONLINEREG OR FORM ON PAGE 52

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events

The City of Albany Community Services Deptartment presents

BIKE

ABOUT

TOWN

Join in Albany's community-wide

CLOTH IN G SWAP Tuesday, July 10, 2012 • 7:30 pm Albany Community Center, Rooms 1 & 2

Clean out your closets and bring your wearable-but-unwanted clothing to the Community Center where you can rummage through everyone else's wearable-but-unwanted items and find a fabulous new-to-you winter wardrobe! Bring one bag or more of your washed, gently worn items (men's, women's, maternity, plus size and children's clothing) and be admitted to our fabulous swap room where clothing will be set out by type (pants, skirts, shirts, blouses, etc.). Choose items and take them home. All sizes welcome.

Fridays: June 29, July 27, August 23 6:30 pm ¡ Meet at Solano Avenue Cyclery

Save the Date(s)

national Out Night

Wednesdays in September 6:30-8 pm Memorial Park

National Night Out 2012 Tuesday, August 7 Close down your street for free and throw a block party, make ice cream sundaes or whatever brings your neighbors together. Register early to qualify for a visit from McGruff, give-away items for kids, a special host gift and a visit from city staff. Contact Karina Tindol at ktindol@albanyca.org or register at www.albanyca.org/nno.

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P r es e nti n g Sp o n s o r s $1500 (limited to three)

• Full-page ad in the Fall 2012 Activity Guide

• Logo on Dinner with Albany T-shirts

• “Presenting sponsor” on Dinner with Albany poster and all marketing & promotion materials

• Three VIP tables at Dinner with Albany (18 guests)

• Logo on Dinner with Albany page of the City website

• 18 VIP passes to the Sponsor’s Tent

• Special recognition announcement at Dinner with Albany • 18 Dinner with Albany T-shirts

Sponsors of this wonderful community event will receive a number of benefits, and valuable advertising exposure in our Fall 2012 Activity Guide, on the City website, and through event marketing materials. We are offering three levels of sponsorship for Dinner with Albany and selling ad space in our upcoming Albany Activity Guide.

• 18 valet bike parking passes

• 18 Dinner with Albany wine glasses

• ½-page ad in Fall 2012 Activity Guide

• Two VIP tables at Dinner with Albany (12 Guests)

sponsor with a valuable way to promote their

• Logo on Dinner with Albany page of the City website

• Two VIP parking passes

• Two bottles of wine from Solano Cellars delivered to your table • 12 Dinner with Albany wine glasses

that connects directly to involved and active

• Logo on Dinner with Albany poster

• 12 valet bike parking passes

• Special recognition announcement at event

• One bottle of wine from Solano Cellars delivered to your table

• Six valet bike parking passes

• Advertisement on KALB Gold Le ve l $750 (limited to eight)

• Four VIP parking passes

• Three bottles of wine from Solano Cellars delivered to your table

• Advertisement on KALB

• 12 VIP passes to the Sponsor’s Tent

The City of Albany Recreation Department’s Activity Guide provides each Dinner with Albany business or organization through a publication community members. We print 13,500 copies and mail to over 8,000 homes in Albany, nearly 600 Albany businesses and 1,000 non-Albany residents. The Activity Guide remains in the homes

S ilve r Le ve l $500 (limited to ten)

• ¼-page ad in Fall 2012 Activity Guide • One VIP table at Dinner with Albany (six Guests)

adve rti si n g Fall 2012 Activity Guide

• Six Dinner with Albany wine glasses

• Six VIP passes to the Sponsor’s Tent

of our readers for approximately four months; it is referred to multiple times by multiple readers. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of Dinner with Albany or placing an ad in the

¼-page: $150, ½-page: $250, Full-page: $375. (Design services not included.)

Fall 2012 Activity Guide, contact Chelle Putzer at (510) 559-7218 or cputzer@albanyca.org for more information.

Dead li n e

Deadline for sponsorship and for reserving advertising space is July 16, 2012.

S AVE THE DATE ! Saturday, September 29, 2012 • 5:30-9:30 pm Solano Avenue between San Pablo and Masonic Dinner Bell Rings at 6:45 pm The City will host a sit-down dinner on Solano Avenue for the entire City of Albany. Share a meal with friends, neighbors and family. There will be live music, dancing in the streets, table decorating contest and the dinner bell will ring at 6:45 pm. Table reservations begin August 8th. You can share a meal with friends and family in a number of ways: • Reserve one or more tables with six chairs per table ($30 each) • Reserve a space ($14 each) and bring your own table(s) and chairs • Make reservations at one of the participating restaurants that will be offering sidewalk dining More detailed information about Dinner with Albany will appear in the Fall Activity Guide.

activity guide Summer 2012

Registration: WWW.ALBANYCA.ORG/ONLINEREG OR FORM ON PAGE 52

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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: • Albany Hill Adopt-a-Trail Program • Friends of Dartmouth Tot Lot For more information about the programs and how to sign-up 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 L U N TEER S

UPCOMING OPPORTUNITIES Apr: Sr. Resource Fair, Sr. White Elephant Sale May: Arts & Green Festival June: Bike About Town July: Clothing Swap, Bike About Town, 4th of July

N EEDED

ONGOING PROJECTS Storm Drain Stenciling • Tree Planting Program • Albany Hill Adopt-A-Trail Program • Adopt Ohlone Greenway • Friends of Dartmouth Tot Lot • Meals on Wheels Driver Senior Front Desk • Brown Bag Program • Neighborhood Block Captains

Aug: Bike About Town

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GS pr e ce ina Tl hEivnegnst s

GREEN THINGS FOR YOU Join A lbany ' s Gr een Team

Annual Coastal Clean UP

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.

Saturday, September 15, 2012 • 9 am–noon

A rts & Gr e e n Festival fr e e compost Sunday, May 6, 2012 • 11 am–3 pm Stop by the Arts & Green Festival and pick up some free compost for your yard or garden. Must be an Albany resident and show ID. Cit y- Wi d e Garag e Sale Saturday, May 5, 2012 • 9 am–3 pm Too much old stuff? Need space in your garage? Host a garage sale! Registration fee is $10. Open to Albany residents only. Participants will be included in promotional event map. Registration forms are dure April 16, 2012. For registration form and more information visit www.albanyca.org/greenalbany.

Save the date for the annual Coastal Clean up day at the Albany Beach. Meet at the foot of Buchanan Street and bring gloves. Ocean Vie w Communit y Organic Gar d en 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. The garden consists of 22 plots; 16 community, 1 herb, 2 ADA and 3 educational plots. The yearly nonrefundable fee is $60.00 per year. At present, there is a waiting list of several would be gardeners. Contact Recreation & Community Services at (510) 524-9283 for more information about joining the garden. The Ocean View Community Organic Garden Steering Committee meets five times per year on Sundays during the months of March, May, August, October and January from 11 am–1 pm. Look on bulletin board at the Community Center or the bulletin board outside the garden for upcoming meetings, workdays and events. Join us during our weekly “Open Garden” on Sundays from 11 am–1 pm, whenever the garden gates are open.

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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 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

Get involved in local government Attend a City Council, Commission or Committee meeting, view City Council meetings on local cable KALB Channel 33, or view meeting agendas and minutes at www.AlbanyCA.org 50

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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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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

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Activity Registration: Partipant Name

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Class/Camp Name

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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. 52

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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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4thofJuly WEDNESDAY, JULY 4 · 12–4pm · MEMORIAL PARK

green, red, white & blue celebration* family fun, entertainment, food

kid’s games · family games · rock climbing wall mustache/beard contest · watermelon eating contest east bay vivarium · pet show · quad bungee jump human hamster balls · local food trucks "SSJWFFBSMZGPSUIFBOOVBM"MCBOZ-JPOT$MVCQBODBLFCSFBLGBTU  8–11 am, Veterans Memorial Building

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