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BENICIA PARKS & COMMUNITY SERVICES 370 East L Street, Benicia 94510 Phone: (707) 746-4285, Fax: (707) 747-8118 Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:30am – 5:00pm TABLE OF CONTENTS Preschool Classes..................................................................... 4 Youth/Teen Classes.................................................................. 6 Sport Leagues/Sport Camps.................................................. 11 Sport & Fitness Classes......................................................... 14 Adult Classes......................................................................... 18 Aquatics................................................................................ 22 Seniors.................................................................................. 26 Library.................................................................................. 30 Advertising............................................................................ 34 Facility Rentals...................................................................... 40 Facilities................................................................................ 41 Registration Form................................................................. 42

NEW

This label indicates classes or programs that are being offered for the first time. The classes and programs will be evaluated on a quarterly basis. If they are successful, we will offer them as part of our regular programming.

ADA - In compliance with the American With Disabilities Act, the City of Benicia Parks and Community Services welcomes those with disabilities to participate in recreation programs & classes. If you have a special need, please call us at 746-4283. The City of Benicia reserves the right to photograph facilities, activities and program participants for potential future use in advertising, brochures and the City’s webpage. All photos will remain the property of the City of Benicia. RESOURCE PHONE NUMBERS City Hall.....................................................................746-4200 Finance Department...................................................746-4225 Fire Department..........................................................746-4275 James Lemos Swim Center..........................................746-4286 Kids Kaleidoscope/K2.................................................746-4390 Library........................................................................746-4343 Main Street Program...................................................745-9791 Park and Community Service Department..................746-4285 Police Department......................................................745-3411 Public Works Department...........................................746-4240 Emergency (Fire, Police Ambulance)....................................911 Sports Phone Numbers Benicia Youth Football & Cheer...............www.byfpanthers.com Little League Baseball..................... www.benicialittleleague.com Old Timers Baseball....................................................747-9712 Benicia Fastpitch Girl Softball........... www.beniciafastpitch.com Benicia Youth Soccer............................... www.beniciasoccer.org Stingrays Swim Team.......................................www.bsrswim.org PAL Roller Hockey.....................................................748-5666 Benicia Bocce League..................................................745-6297

A D M I N I S T R AT I O N BENICIA CITY COUNCIL Elizabeth Patterson, Mayor Tom Campbell, Vice Mayor Christina Strawbridge Mark Hughes Alan Schwartzman Brad Kilger, City Manager The City Council meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month at 7:00pm, City Council Chambers, City Hall. PARKS, RECREATION, CEMETERY COMMISSION John McGuire, Chairperson Kimberley Funk, Vice-Chairperson Rufus Bunch Nancy Cockerham Ernest Gutierrez Rich Payne Alison Fleck Sabrina Corley, Youth Commission Chair The Parks, Recreation & Cemetery Commission meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month, 6:30pm, Benicia Community Center, 370 East L Street, Room 2. PARKS & COMMUNITY SERVICES DEPARTMENT ADMINISTRATION DIVISION Mike Dotson, Director Martha Core, Account Clerk Debbi Bray, Administrative Clerk COMMUNITY SERVICES & FACILITIES DIVISION Ann Dunleavy, Superintendent, Parks and Community Services Ashley Howe, Recreation Supervisor Jill Wynn, Recreation Supervisor Lindsay Dion, Recreation Coordinator Eliot Palmer, Recreation Coordinator PARKS & BUILDING MAINTENANCE DIVISION Rick Knight, Superintendent, Parks and Community Services Brent Everett, Building Maintenance Supervisor Theron Jones, Parks Supervisor

The Benicia Parks & Community Services Department reserves the right to change, delete or modify programs, fees and policies if necessary.

Registration for Benicia residents begins December 9, 2013 (Non-Res, December 16)

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PRESCHOOL

Tiny Tots Preschool FALL REGISTRATION

Reserve a space for the 2014-2015 Tiny Tots Preschool program on Wednesday, APRIL 9 Benicia Community Center, 370 East L Street

$50 non-refundable deposit is due when reserving a space. Deposit is applied the first month tuition fee. New and returning students are welcome, but space is limited and registration is accepted on a first-come, first serve basis. DON’T WAIT! Tiny Tots provides a wide variety of fun filled activities carefully planned to meet the needs of the whole child. Our program goal is to provide an enriching, hands-on environment for your preschool child. We offer a variety of activities to promote social, emotional, physical, intellectual and creative growth of your child, in a warm and supportive setting. Our curriculum is planned around monthly themes and emphasizes the importance of learning through play and self-discovery. Children must be potty trained and instructors shall determine the readiness of child to participate in the program. The program began August 2013 and runs through May 2014, with four classes; Monday-Wednesday-Friday (first day of school was Monday, August 26th) or TuesdayThursday (first day of school was Tuesday, August 27th) morning or afternoon.

Preschool Hip Hop

Wow! A Hip Hop class just for preschool kids. Your kids will learn basic Hip Hop moves and style and will complete and perform a Hip Hop routine at the end of the session. Kids will have lots of fun dancing and listening to great Hip Hop music. Children should dress in comfortable clothes & tennis shoes (no ballet skirts). Ages:

2 – 5 years

Course # 17516 17517 Reg. Fee: Class Size: Location: Performance:

Thursdays 3:00pm – 3:45pm Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb. 6 & 13 March 6, 13, 20, April 3 & 10 $97 res / $121 non-res (6 weeks) Min. 4 / Max.18 Room 4 - Community Center Last day of class in Multipurpose Room

Jo Nash’s

Little Ones Tap / Ballet

Space IS limited (per class) and there may currently be a wait list. Please call Lindsay Dion at 746-4771 for more info.

Have fun and learn classical ballet at the same time. This class covers the basic five positions, technical steps, stretches, and exercise. Students will learn many different tap steps and combinations plus routines to songs.

Instructors: Jill Lowell & Kathleen Lugliani (M/W/F) Debbie Hoppe & Debra Rossi (T/Th)

Ages:

3 – 6 years

Course # 17518 17519 17520

Thursdays 4:30pm – 5:10pm Jan. 9, 16, 30, Feb. 6 & 13 (No class 1/23) Feb. 20, 27, March 6, 13 & 20 March 27, April 3, 17 & 24 (4 classes) (No class 4/10)

Course # 17521 17522

Saturdays 9:00am – 9:40am Jan. 11, 18, Feb. 1, 8, 15 & 22 (6 classses) (No class 1/25) March 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29

Reg. Fee:

$42 res / $52 non-res (4 weeks) $52 res / $65 non-res (5 weeks) $62 res / $77 non-res (6 weeks)

Ages:

3 – 5 years (children must be potty trained)

Days: Times: M-W-F 9:00am – 11:30am (FULL) M-W-F 12:30pm – 3:00pm (FULL) T-Th 9:00am – 11:30am (FULL) T-Th 12:30pm – 3:00pm (FULL) Reg. Fee Per Month: M/W/F – $140 res ($126 sibling) $191 non-res ($172 sibling) T/TH – $102 res ($92 sibling) $128 non-res ($115 sibling) Due Dates: Monthly Payments are due on the 20th of each month. Late fees are strictly enforced! Class Size: Min. 8 / Max. 18 children Location:

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Renee Day-Roa’s

Tiny Tots Room - Community Center

Class Size: Min. 4 / Max.18 Performance: Date, time TBD Location: Room 5 - Community Center

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Tiny Tumblers

This class is designed to enhance your child’s motor development, balance, coordination, and confidence.  Emphasis is placed on developing beginning gymnastic skills in a fun and social environment. Equipment incorporated into the class includes gymnastic mats, single bars, double bars, balance beams, vaulting blocks, incline and barrel mats, ladders, bouncers and spring board, parachutes, rhythm sticks, tunnels, and various other equipment. Music games and group activities are incorporated into the class Ages:

3 – 4 years

Course # Mondays 2:45pm – 3:30pm 17643 Jan. 6, 13, 27, Feb. 3 & 10 (No class 1/20) 17644 Feb. 24, March 3, 10, 17 & 24 17645 March 31, April 7, 14, 21 & 28

Preschool Gymnastics

Students will flip over the opportunity to learn beginning tumbling and gymnastic skills, while enhancing strength, coordination, agility, and confidence.  Equipment incorporated into the class includes gymnastic mats, single bars, double bars, balance beams, vaulting blocks, incline and barrel mats, ladders, bouncers and spring board, parachutes, rhythm sticks, tunnels, and various other equipment. Ages:

4 – 5 years

Course # Mondays 2:00pm – 2:45pm 17638 Jan. 6, 13, 27, Feb. 3 & 10 (No class 1/20) 17639 Feb. 24, March 3, 10, 17 & 24 17640 March 31, April 7, 14, 21 & 28 For either class... Reg. Fee: $70 res / $87 non-res (5 classes) Class Size: Min. 6 / Max. 9 Location: Multipurpose Room - Community Center

Kindergym

Come see and enjoy the Kindercove located behind the stage at the City Gym. The Kindercove and the City Gym are used for this movement exploration and physical coordination program. The site is outfitted with mats, hanging and climbing equipment, and much more. This is a place where parents and children play together! Adults assist their children in activities that promote confidence and social skills while having fun. An instructor is there to serve as a guide and conduct the closing circle time activity. Ages: Staff:

Walking infants to 4 years old Denise Larkin

Ongoing Ongoing Ongoing Reg. Fee:

Mondays Wednesdays Fridays

Location:

City Gym, 180 East L Street

PRESCHOOL

California Gymnastic sERVICES

9:00am – 10:00am 9:30am – 10:30am 9:30am – 10:30am

$75 res / $93 non-res (10 visits) $38 res / $47 non-res (5 visits)

Five and Under Gym

The City Gym is open for kids 5 years of age and younger and their parent or caregiver. Bring your basketballs, kick balls and your sneakers for some fun with your friends and parents. Ages:

6 years & under with adult supervision. (Limit three children per adult)

Staff:

Denise Larkin

Ongoing

Tues. & Thurs

9:30am – 11:00am

Drop-In Reg. Fee: $1 res / $1.25 non-res Coupon book for 10 visits: $10 res / $12.50 non-res Note: It is the parent/caregiver’s responsibility to supervise their child(ren). Location:

City Gym, 180 East L Street

Our programs & classes are open to participants of all ability levels. If you or your child has special needs, please contact us to find out what accommodations can be made. Parks & Community Services Department (707) 746-4285 Registration for Benicia residents begins December 9, 2013 (Non-Res, December 16)

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Renee Day-Roa’s

Boy’s & Girl’s Hip Hop

Yeah! A Hip Hop just for you. It focuses on popular Hip Hop styles, boost their self-confidence and develop their own creativity while having an awesome time. Students will learn a complete routine and perform at last class. Tennis shoes only.

YOUTH & TEENS

Ages:

5 – 8 years

Course #

Thursdays

Reg. Fee: Class Size: Location: Performance:

$91 res / $113 non-res (6 weeks) Min. 4 / Max.18 children Room 5 - Community Center Last day of class in Multipurpose Room

17529 17530

4:00pm – 4:45pm

Spring Break

Camp

Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb. 6 & 13 March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3 & 10

Kids K (1st–5th grade)

The kids are out of school, but you still have to work… so send them to us! The week will include activities, games, arts and crafts, cooking, sports, and lots of fun! Keep your child safe and entertained during the break!

K2 (6th–8th grade)

Don’t want your Middle School student to get “bored”? Let us help you avoid that by sending your teen to us at the Community Center. Our staff is ready to make this spring break a fun and safe one! Activities are driven by the participants and may include arts & crafts, cooking, sports, and walking trips. Two snacks a day are provided please send your child with a cold bagged lunch daily. Can’t attend every day? We accept drop-ins too

Jo Nash’s

During these weekly sessions, students learn basic gymnastics skills on the floor, beam, and trampoline in a positive group environment. The skills are taught with emphasis on good form and proper technique so the child will have knowledge of how to perform each skill safely. After the skills are mastered, students are encouraged to move ahead to the next level. 6 – 10 years

Course #

Tuesdays

17531 17532 17533

April 14th - April 18th

Reg. Fees: Drop-in Fee:

$138 res / $172.50 non-res (full week) $122.50 Additional child res (full week) $153 Additional child non-res (full week)

Times:

Gymnastics

Ages:

Dates:

Location:

7:00am – 6:30pm

$35 res / $44 non-res (each day) Kids K Room & Portables, Community Center

Registration: Register at the Community Center in person. Additional forms are required. For more information please call 746-4771

5:10pm – 6:00pm

Jan. 7, 14, 28, Feb. 4 & 11 (No class 1/21) Feb. 18, 25, March 4, 11 & 18 March 25, April 1, 8, 15 & 29 (No class 4/22)

Reg. Fee: $69 res / $86 non-res (5 classes) Class Size: Min. 4 / Max. 18 children Location: City Gym, Kindercove (behind the stage) 180 East L Street

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* * * * * After-School Recreation Programs * * * *

For more information please call 746-4771

KIDS K

Ages: 1st – 5th grade Participants of the Kids Kaleidoscope program are met by Recreation Leaders at all four elementary schools and transported to the Community Center where they are given a snack and choose from activities such as; arts & crafts, indoor/outdoor games, sports, cooking or a place to work on homework and receive assistance if needed. As a “recreational program” our goal is to bring a variety of recreational experiences to our participants. We look forward to seeing your student this school year!

K2

Ages: 6th – 8th Grade Need a fun and safe place for your middle school student to hang out after school? Register them for the K2 Program! This program is designed for middle school aged participants. Students are met by a Recreation Leaders at the “Benicia Breeze” bus stop in front of BMS and transported to the Community Center. Participants will hang out in the teen area. Activities include; arts & crafts, cooking, sports, as well as a designated homework & studying time daily. Walking trips are taken on Fridays so bring cash!! We look forward to seeing your middle school student this year!

Dates:

2013-2014 B.U.S.D School Year

Times:

School dismissal – 6:30pm

Monthly Fee:

$242 first child /$218 each additional child.

Drop in:

$22 per day

YOUTH & TEENS

CHECK OUT OUR KIDS K & K2 AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS TODAY!

Note: May & June payment is combined & must be paid in full: $302.50 first child / $278.50 each addition child April pro-rated: $182 first child /$167 each additional child In-service Days:

April 21 & June 2 7:00am – 6:30pm Fees included in Aug/Sept payment or $35 a day drop in

Fees are paid on a monthly basis and are due by the 20th of each month. Late fees are strictly enforced. Fee includes all minimum days and school in-service days. Kids K & K2 programs are closed on all school holidays. Location:

Benicia Community Center, 370 East L Street

NO MAIL IN or PHONE REGISTRATION– Special forms required. Space is limited.

For more information please call 746-4771 Registration for Benicia residents begins December 9, 2013 (Non-Res, December 16)

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Buddy Nash’s

Glee Class with Youth Voices of Benicia

YOUTH & TEENS

Does your child like to sing? Would you like them to be trained by a seasoned professional? Sign them up for Youth Voices of Benicia trained and led by long-time Bay Area entertainer/actor/radio & television personality/teacher Buddy Nash. They will receive proper musical education including learning to read printed music, knowing its history, learning the techniques of quality vocal expression and, ultimately, the joy and satisfaction of solo and group live performance with choreography. Performances will be scheduled as needed. Join our Glee class now! No audition required. Each session provides 45 minutes of basic music training and 45 minutes of preparation for vocal performance. Ages:

6 – 16 years

Course # 17536 17537

Thursdays 7:00pm – 8:15pm Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb. 6 & 13 Feb. 27, March 6, 13, 20, 27 & April 3

Reg. Fee: $82 res / $102 non-res Class Size: Min. 8 / Max.10 children Location: Room 5- Community Center

Jo Nash’s

Rem Djemilev’s

Benicia Youth Orchestra

Calling all young musicians! Join our new Benicia Youth Orchestra for a fun, exciting and energizing music making experience! This orchestra will provide camaraderie, teamwork and ensemble playing skills working towards musical excellence! Young musicians of all ages and levels welcome! Benicia Youth Orchestra is conducted by Music Director and Conductor Rem Djemilev, reknown in Bay Area for his superior musicanship and wonderful positive work with young children. Help us build a strong Youth orchestra in Benicia! Sign up today! Ages:

7 – 18 years

Course # 17538

Mondays Jan. 6 – May 12

3:30pm – 4:30pm

Performance: Mon. May 12th at 4:00pm Reg. Fee: Class Size: Location:

$162 res / $202 non-res Min. 15 / Max. 70 Clock Tower, 1189 Washington Street

About Rem: He received a BA/MA from prestigious Moscow conservatory, Russia and performed in the Bolshoi Theatre orchestra and Moscow Chamber orchestra. He is currently a violinist and violist with the Arlekin String Quartet and Music Director and conductor of the Young People’s Chamber orchestra in Berkeley and Diablo Regional Youth orchestra in Walnut Creek. Rem also teaches at the Crowden School and Black Pine Circle school in Berkeley.

Young People’s Performing Arts

Young performers will learn group dynamics, song, dance, and acting through the experience of live theater. Students will rehearse and then participate in a performance for family and friends. Ages:

6 – 11 years & 12 – 17 years Adults talk to Jo about opportunities to participate!

Course # 17539

Wednesdays 4:30pm – 5:55pm January 8 - April 23 (No class 2/12)

Performance: TBD Reg. Fee: $175 res / $218 non-res Materials: $40 non-refundable fee payable to instructor on first day of class. Class Size: Min. 5 / Max. 25 children Location: Room 5 - Community Center Note: Friday class may be added as needed for performance rehearsals. The instructor will inform the class of any additional dates.

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City of Benicia X-Park Benicia Community Park, Dempsey Drive ALL USERS MUST WEAR A HELMET, KNEE PADS, AND ELBOW PADS AT ALL TIMES

Jo Nash’s

Babysitting Classes

Calling all teens that are interested in becoming a great babysitter for younger siblings or as a paid job, this class is for you! Topics include: leadership, safety, understanding & caring for kids 0 to 10, what to do in an emergency, activities to keep kids busy, safety information, dealing with discipline issues and how to go that extra step to impress parents. Ages:

11-16 years

Park Hours: Open daily 9:00am-dusk

Course #

Saturday Sunday

17541

February 22 & 23

Room: TBA

SLOW SKATE: Sundays 9:00am – Noon*

17542

April 26 & 27

Room: TBA

In order to provide safe access to less experienced users, the park is open to only inexperienced users under age twelve during Slow Skate. Bicycles are not allowed inside the park during this time.

Reg. Fee:

$34 res / $43 non-res

COST: Park is FREE to all recreational users

Note:

Please bring a snack

NOTE: The City may close the park whenever it determines that such closure is necessary, such as during inclement weather or following vandalism, graffiti, or gross violations of the rules and regulations.

Class Size:

Min. 4 / Max. 20 participants

Location:

Community Center

Bicycles Only: Tuesdays & Thursdays 3:00pm-dusk*

11:00am – 1:00pm 12:00pm – 4:00pm

YOUTH & TEENS

The Benicia X-Park is designed for skateboards, scooters, roller & in-line skates, and bicycles.

Material Fee: $15 paid to Instructor for American Red Cross Course Book & CD

*Please note designated times & days for bicycles only & slow skate.

AllGood Driving School’s

Driver Education On The Internet

Look for Beginning Skateboard Camp in the Summer Guide

Driver education is a California-required course for teens to receive a driver’s license. It is the first step that must be taken so the teen can receive a driver’s permit. The course includes much parental involvement, is fun, interactive, and educational. (The course is offered online only.) Coursework can be completed at anytime of day or night. DMV-accepted completion certificates are issued upon successful completion of the course. Class does not include behind-the-wheel driving. Ages: Reg Fee:

14 – 18 years $77 res / $96 non-res

Registration for Benicia residents begins December 9, 2013 (Non-Res, December 16)

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* * YOUTH SEWING CLASSES * * Loa Kirkbride’s

Sewing for Beginners

YOUTH & TEENS

Discover the fun and creativity of sewing.  This is the perfect class for beginners and those with some sewing experience.  Learn basic hand and machine sewing techniques through projects you can make and take home.  Techniques include seam finishes, installing a zipper, repairing damaged items and re-purposing an old favorite clothing item into something new. Projects are selected by student interest and may include pillows, aprons, pajama pants, handbags, hair accessories, tank tops, or reconstructing an old garment into a new favorite.  Ages:

9 & up

Course # 17545 17546 17547 17548

Mondays 4:00pm – 5:30pm Jan. 6, 13 & 27 (No class 1/20)* Feb. 3, 10 & 24 (No class 2/17)* March 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 April 7, 14, 21 & 28

Loa Kirkbride’s

NEW

Sewing with Patterns for Beginners

Sewers will learn how to take the information off pattern sleeves to shop for the right fabrics and notions for their projects. Students will learn vocabulary and how to follow pattern instructions to create their own unique garments and crafts, Techniques such as sewing darts, installing a zipper, setting in sleeves and more may be included. Ages:

9 & up

Course # 17549 17550 17551 17552

Thursdays 4:00pm – 5:30pm Jan. 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 Feb. 6, 13, 20 & 27 March 6, 13, 20 & 27 April 3, 10, 17 & 24

Materials: $10 paid to instructor

Materials: $5 paid to instructor For either classs... Reg. Fee: $40 res / $50 non-res Class Size: Max. 5 children Location: Arts & Crafts Room - Community Center * Session fees are based on 4 classes regardless of class dates. Instructor uses extra days for make up classes & for students to finish projects.

Berkeley Chess School

Are you looking for a Saturday class that offers challenge, excitement, a chance to make new friends...and fun? The Berkeley Chess School is it! Chess is fun and can be l earned quickly and easily! Ages:

6 – 12 years

Course # 17553 17554

Saturdays Jan. 18 – March 1 March 8 – April 19

10:00am – 11:00am

Reg. Fee: $142 res / $177 non-res (7 weeks) Class Size: Min. 8 children Location: Room 2 - Community Center

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Quote from Grandmaster Maurice Ashley, when he first began to learn chess: “The whole majesty of the game, the strategies, plans and ideas...I just jumped in headfirst and fell in love.” The Berkeley Chess School is a non-profit organization, which has offered chess instruction to students for over 30 years. It is an affiliate of the US Chess Federation.

Benicia Parks & Community Services Department • (707) 746-4285 • www.ci.benicia.ca.us


* * MEDIA CLASSES * * Suzanne Shoemaker’s

NEW

FRESHi Media Classes Beginning Video Game Design

Course # 17555

Tuesdays 4:00pm – 5:15pm Jan. 14- March 4 (8 weeks)

Young Creators: Stop Motion Animation

Work with your favorite toys to create fun and original animations! Learning materials, software and cameras are provided. Students work together to create an original story and then bring their story to life through stop-motion animation.

Course # 17556

Wednesdays 4:00pm – 5:15pm Jan. 15- March 12 (8 weeks) (no class 2/12)

Filmmaking: From Script to Premiere Learn the secrets of filmmaking in a fun, relaxed and engaging atmosphere! Using basic video cameras and editing software, students produce an original film, integrating simple special effects, sound effects, and music score. Students work in groups on an original story and complete a movie based on their story. Course # 17557

Tuesdays 4:00pm – 5:15pm March 11- April 29 (8 weeks)

Ages:

7 –12 years

Reg. Fee:

$131 res / $163 non-res (each class)

Class Size:

Min.10 / Max.15 participants

Materials:

Students should bring a pen & pencil

Location:

Room 1- Community Center

2013-2014 BUSD School Year

This program is great for new and returning leaders!

Teenagers in 8th grade or higher have an opportunity to take part in the Kids Kaleidoscope Program while learning job skills that will help them for future employment opportunities in many fields. The Staff in Training Program provides participants with much more than an after school volunteer opportunity. Each participant receives instruction on leadership skills, professional development, and the value of teamwork. Training Sessions: Orientation meeting & monthly meetings with staff. Each SIT volunteer is expected to attend the orientation meeting on the first day of the session and attend monthly meetings. Meetings will be announced at the orientation meeting.

YOUTH & TEENS

Learn how to design an interactive, unique video game with FRESHi Media! Beginning Game Designers work in pairs to create original characters, game levels and in game design. By working on and completing their video games, students’ build creative thinking and critical think skills.

Staff in Training (SIT) Program

Staff In Training are expected to attend all training meeting & to volunteer 4-12 hours per week. Hours are earned not guaranteed. Volunteer Hours: 4:00pm – 6:00pm, Monday – Friday January 6 – May 30 Applications are due Dec. 20th Hours are earned, not guaranteed. A limited number of volunteers are scheduled per day to maximize learning opportunities and to ensure the success of both the SIT and Kids K Programs. How Can I Participate? 1. Complete an application (available at the Community Center) 2. Return completed packet to the Community Center 3. Invited to interview 4. Selected Staff in Training volunteers will be notified and permitted to register for the program. - A packet of forms will be given to the applicant to complete prior to volunteering. Forms include City of Benicia volunteer waivers and fingerprint authorization. Reg. Fee: $65res / $81non-res outh Great y Y TUNIT OPPOR R E E T VOLUN year school for the

Questions about the program? Please contact Lindsay Dion at 746-4771 or ldion@ci.benicia.ca.us

Registration for Benicia residents begins December 9, 2013 (Non-Res, December 16)

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Benicia Youth Commission www.ci.benicia.ca.us/byc

Join our Facebook group! The Benicia Youth Commission serves as an advisory body to the Parks, Recreation and Cemetery Commission and other groups on matters relating to youth in Benicia.

YOUTH & TEENS

The Commission acts as a voice for young people in the community as well as initiator of activities for the welfare of Benicia youth. The Benicia Youth Commission is involved in recreation events & programs, combating juvenile delinquency, environmental concerns, and community service projects.

2013-14 Black Light Dances

Nov. 15, 2013 and Feb. 28, 2014 Look for fliers and announcements at school.

We’ve added VIP pre-sales this year!

Throughout the year, commissioners promote a positive image of youth in the committee through their involvement in:

$5/student or $3 w/canned food donation

• Small and large events Tree Lighting and the Benicia Education Foundation Run

6:00pm – 8:00pm Middle School 8:30pm – 10:30pm High School

Students must live in Benicia or attend a Benicia school and show valid photo ID (school ID or driver’s license).

Dance Times

• Clock Tower Dances & BYC events • Community service drives and activities - Placing flags at the City Cemetery, Coat and Blanket drives, contributing to the Humane Society of the North Bay, collecting cans for the CAC, making & delivering Valentines for the Senior Options Adult School and Daycare, etc.

All Benicia middle & high school students are invited to attend our Commission meetings.

WANT TO KNOW MORE? Check out our Facebook page, ask a commissioner or contact Ashley Howe, Recreation Supervisor at 746-4283 or ahowe@benicia.ca.us

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* * COED TEAM SPORTS * * Spring Adult Coed Volleyball Leagues

Coed Volleyball Leagues are offered on Monday evenings for all men and women who are intereste in playing volleyball. “E” division is offered for beginning and low intermediate players or “just wanted to have fun” players. “D” division is for teams with low intermediate or experienced players. Teams will play a minnimun of six games. Individuals who are not on a team can call the Parks and Community Services Department and will be placed on an interest list. Ages: Day/Time: Cost: Location:

18 years and out of high school Mondays / 7:00pm – 10:00pm $200 per team (plus $15 per player non-res fee, $90 max) City Gym, 180 East L Street

Spring Season: Feb. 24 – Approx. April 14

SUMMER Season: May 5 – Approx. June 30 Resident Reg.: April 7 – April 18 (Special forms req.) Non-Res Reg.*: April 14 – April 18 (Special forms req.)

*NOTE: 75% or more of your team must be Benicia residents for your team to be considered a Resident team

Spring Adult Coed Kickball League

Kickball isn’t just for kids, join us Adult Coed Kickball! Games will be played on Sunday afternoons and evenings at Benicia Community Park. Kickball is great for all ability levels. The emphasis of the league is to have fun. Games are scheduled between 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. If you have any questions please call the Parks & Community Services office at 746-4306. Ages: Day/Time: Cost: Location:

18 years and out of high school March 30- Approx. June 1 $250 per team (plus $15 per player non-res fee, $90 max) Benicia Community Park

Resident Reg.: March 3 – March 14 (Special forms req.) Non-Res Reg.*: March 10 – March 14 (Special forms req.) *NOTE: 75% or more of your team must be Benicia residents for your team to be considered a Resident team

Special forms are required when registering teams. Please call the Parks & Community Services Department at 746-4306 for more information

Scores and standings for adult volleyball, basketball, and softball are now available online at www.ci.benicia. ca.us (click on City Departments / Parks & Community Services / Community Services Division / Adult Sports). You will also find up to date schedules, league rules and registration information for the next season. Scores are updated weekly for each sport (when in season).

MEN, WOMEN & COED SOFTBALL SPRING ADULT SOFTBALL LEAGUES

It is softball time again in the City of Benicia. The league follows ASA rules. Leagues will include Men’s (Monday, Wednesday), Women’s (Thursday), and Coed (Friday). If you have any questions please call 746-4306. Ages:

18 years and out of high school

Cost: Dates:

$400 per team (plus $15 per player non-res fee, $90 max) March 19 – Approx. May 14

Times:

6:30pm – 10:30pm

Location:

Benicia Middle School and Benicia Community Park

SPRING Session: Mar. 24 – Approx. May 30

SPORT LEAGUES

Resident Reg.: Jan. 27 – Feb. 7 (Special forms req.) Non-Res Reg.*: Feb. 3 – Feb. 7 (Special forms req.)

Attention All Adult Sports Players

Resident Reg.: Feb. 24 – March 7 (Special forms req.) Non-Res Reg.*: March 3 – March 7 (Special forms req.)

*NOTE: 75% or more of your team must be Benicia residents for your team to be considered a resident team

Special forms are required when registering your team. Please call the Parks & Community Services Department at 746-4306 for more information

SOFTBALL MANAGER MEETING

All managers of Men’s, Women’s, and Coed teams are encouraged to attend this meeting. Important information regarding league rules and regulations will be discussed. Your opinion is important to us. Date: Time: Location:

TBA 6:30pm Benicia Community Center 370 East L Street

Registration for Benicia residents begins December 9, 2013 (Non-Res, December 16)

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* * * * * SPRING BASKETBALL LEAGUE * * * * * SPRING ADULT 5-ON-5 BASKETBALL LEAGUE

Adult 5-on-5 Basketball League is offered on Wednesday and Sunday (35 & Over League) evenings. Teams will play a minimum of six games. If you would like team registration information, please call the Parks and Community Services Department office at 746-4306. Ages:

18 years and out of high school

Cost:

$328 per team (plus $15 per player non-res fee, $90 max)

Times:

7:00pm – 10:00pm

Location:

City Gym, 180 East L Street

SPRING Session – Mar. 19 – Approx. May 14 Resident Reg.: Feb. 18 – Feb. 28 (Special forms req.)

SPORT LEAGUES

Non-Res Reg.*: March 24 – March 28 (Special forms req.) *NOTE: 75% or more of your team must be Benicia residents for your team to be considered a Resident team

Special forms are required when registering your team. Please call the Parks & Community Services Department at 746-4306 for more information

DROP-IN GYM PROGRAM

City Gym is open for drop-in basketball and volleyball for both adult, teen and youth on a regular basis. Players of any playing ability are welcome. Games will be organized and courts assigned by the gym attendant according to age and ability. Players should bring their own equipment and balls. Participants: Cost: 8 & under w/adult supervision 9 - 12 years 13 - 17 years Adults 18 years & older

FREE FREE FREE $3.00 res / $4.00 non-res

Dates / Times: A monthly schedule is posted at the City Gym and on the City’s website at www.ci.benicia.ca.us (click on City Departments/ Parks & Community Services/Community Services Division/ City Gym Schedule). Gym schedules are also available at the Parks and Community Services Dept. office.

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SPRING ADULT 3-ON-3 BASKETBALL LEAGUE

NEW

Benicia is now offering a 3-on-3 Basketball League! 3-on-3 Basketball is played half court with teams calling their own fouls. The league will be played on Thursday nights (game times 7:00pm, 8:00pm, and 9:00pm). All teams will play a 6 night season with 3 games per night. The Top four teams will qualify for playoffs. The winning team will be awarded t-shirts. Ages:

18 years and out of high school

Cost:

$150 per team (plus $15 per player non-res fee, $90 max)

Times:

7:00pm – 10:00pm

Location:

City Gym, 180 East L Street

SPRING Session – Mar. 20 – Approx. May 15 Resident Reg.: Feb. 18 – Feb. 28 (Special forms req.)

Non-Res Reg.*: March 24 – March 28 (Special forms req.)

5-on-5 Manager Meeting All managers of 5-on-5 teams are encouraged to attend this meeting. Important information regarding league rules and regulations will be discussed. Your opinion is important to us, come and let us here it. Date: Time: Location:

TBA 6:30pm Benicia Community Center 250 East L Street

Adapted Adult Recreation

Programs for adults with developmental disabilities. Classes are held at the Benicia City Gym, 190 East L Street.

Denise Larkin’s

Sports & Warm-Up Exercise

Join Staff in this exercise and adapted sport program. Class Starts with a basic warm-up and then a sport adapted to the needs of the class.

Mondays 10:00am – 11:00am Buy a coupon book good for any 10 classes. Cost $25 Classes do not have staff to monitor or control behavior. If participant needs assistance, please have them bring a caregiver. Contact the Parks & Community Services Dept. for more information on Adapted Adult Programs at 746-4285.

Benicia Parks & Community Services Department • (707) 746-4285 • www.ci.benicia.ca.us


* * * T E N N I S * * * JEFF WONG’S Tennis Program For Adults and Youth (10 & under)

Jeff is a top level player and certified Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) tennis instructor, who has over 15 years of experience on the court. Players of the age 10 and under will be introduced to “Honors Tennis,” which incorporates tennis, fitness, and academics. He will fill in for Aaron King this Spring. Location: All courses use the Civic Center Courts on K Street across from the Youth Center, 150 East K Street.

Junior Tennis

Learn how to play tennis with low compression balls, smaller nets, and equipment geared for juniors! Each sixweek course will cover the basics of tennis from start to play. Players will learn to work together on the following items: fitness, ground strokes, volleys, serves, and be introduced to the Academic Creative Engagement (ACE) Curriculum. 10 years & under

Course #

Tues. & Thurs.

17560 17561

Reg. Fee:

This 40-minute class is designed for active 3 ½ – 5 ½ year olds. Aspiring tennis students will work on team work hand eye coordination, balance, focus, and be introduced to the Academic Creative Engagement (ACE) Curriculum. Ages:

3 ½ – 5 ½ years

Course #

Tuesdays

4:15pm – 4:55pm

Course #

Thursdays

4:15pm – 4:55pm

Reg. Fee:

$55 res* / $66 non-res* (6 classes)

17558 5:00pm – 6:00pm

Feb. 25, March 4, 11, 18, 25 & April 1

Feb. 25, 27, March 4, 6, 11 & 13 March 18, 20, 25, 27, April 1 & 3

17559

$66 res / $83 non-res (6 classes)

Class Size: Min. 4 / Max. 6

Class Size: Min. 6 / Max. 16

All students must have a racket and wear tennis shoes. Siblings cannot share classes purchased.

BEGINNING Adult Tennis

Feb. 27, March 6, 13, 20, 27 & April 1

*Note: If your child has already attended a Drop Shot class and has a racket from that class, you may deduct $15 from the reg. fee. You must notify the recreation department when registering. Only previous class rackets will be accepted.

SPORT & FITNESS

Ages:

DROP SHOT TENNIS

Children need to be dressed in loose fitting clothes and must wear a type of tennis shoe.

This class is designed for beginning adult tennis players. Players will learn how to hit a forehand, backhand, volley, serve. Ages:

Adult

Course #

Tuesdays

17562

Feb. 25, March 4, 11, 18, 25 & April 1

Reg. Fee:

$72 res / $90 non-res

6:00pm – 7:00pm

Class Size: Min. 6 / Max. 12

Registration for Benicia residents begins December 9, 2013 (Non-Res, December 16)

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* * * NATIONAL ACADEMY OF ATHLETICS * * * Volleyball Developmental Club

This club is designed to help serious volleyball players master the fundamentals of the game and become better volleyball players. Players will be asked to push the limits of their abilities at each clinic and practice while being challenged to do their best during games and competitions. Two different weekly sessions will focus on helping young players develop a true understanding of the game of Volleyball & help them reach their true potential on & off the court. Come join our experienced coaching staff as we combine skills and drills work with fun and active competitions to become better all-around Volleyball players.

SPORT & FITNESS

Ages: Course #

7 – 9 years Mon & Wed 5:00pm – 6:30pm Mar. 24 – May 8 (no class 4/14 & 4/16)

Ages: Course #

10 - 13 years Mon & Wed 5:00pm – 6:30pm Mar. 24 – May 8 (no class 4/14 & 4/16)

Reg. Fee: $149 res / $186 non-res Class Size: Min. 10 Location: City Gym, 180 East L Street

Baseball/Softball Spring Break Camp

Perfect for the spring break or ski week holidays, the HIT & RUN Baseball/Softball camps offered by the National Academy of Athletics offer beginner to intermediate players the opportunity to build a solid foundation in both Baseball and Softball. Individual instruction is given in both sports, by college level players. Campers love these programs because each day is filled with fundamental skill progression drills, easy to understand instruction, as well as games & competition. Boys & girls receive positive reinforcement throughout the day, to help build their confidence. This is a great place to develop players’ individual skills in a fun and positive environment. The staff uses positive reinforcement to help motivate the campers. If you like baseball or softball you will love these camps! Ages: Course #

7 – 9 years Mon – Fri April 14 – 18

9:00pm – 3:30pm

Ages: Course #

10 – 12 years Mon – Fri April 14 – 18

9:00pm – 3:30pm

Flag Football Pro Day

Bring your football skills to this professional style combine event. Great for football players and other athletes ages 7 -15. Measure your skills in the Quarterback Challenge. Get your 40 yard dash time and speed instruction from our coaching staff. Compete and get your times in the pro style combine drills including the Shuttle Run, Cone Drill, Drop and Throw Drill and other professional drills, just like the college players entering the draft. Each participant receives a free T-shirt and an individual player profile card that records your times. The event is broken into three sessions for age groups of 7-9, 10 -12 and 13-15. Each age group will award a Future MVP with the best cumulative scores. After the combine event is finalized, we’ll break into teams and play some flag football! Ages:

7 – 9 years

Course #

Sunday April 5

Ages:

10 – 12 years

Course #

Sunday April 5

Ages:

13 – 15 years

Course #

Sunday April 5

9:00pm – 3:30pm

9:00pm – 3:30pm

9:00pm – 3:30pm

Reg. Fee: $45 res / $56 non-res Class Size: Min. 10 Location: TBA

Reg. Fee: $189 res / $236 Class Size: Min. 10 / Max. 60 Location: Benicia Community Park

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* * * H U L A * * *

Lennie - Jane’s

Ohana Dance and Fitness

In this class, we will also be doing Calisthenics. This is a form of exercise consisting of a variety of exercises, often rhythmical movements, generally without using equipment or apparatus. They are intended to increase body strength and flexibility with movements such as lunges, jumping jacks, sit-ups, crunches, push-ups, squats, flutter kicks, planks, etc.

Thursdays Jan. 2, 9, 16 & 23

17568

Feb. 6, 13, 20 & 27

17569

March 6, 13, 20 & 27

6:30pm-7:30pm

17570

* April 3, 10 & 24 (no class 4/17)

Reg. Fee:

* $26 res/ $32 non-res (3 classes) $34 res/ $42 non-res (4 classes)

Location: Dance Room - Youth Center 150 East K Street Materials: Bring a mat and pareo (sarong) - optional

SPORT & FITNESS

Lennie-Jane is a HOT HULA fitness instructor. HOT HULA fitness is a fun, new and exciting dance workout. It provides a “total body workout isolating your larger muscle groups, increasing strength and definition to your core with specific emphasis on the abs, glutes, quads and arms. Inspired by the dances of the Pacific Islands, HOT HULA fitness incorporates easy to perform dance movement sets to the sounds of traditional Polynesian drum beats fused with funky Reggae music, resulting in a modern, hip fitness workout.

Course # 17567

Lennie - Jane’s

PM Kamali’i ‘O Ke Akua Hula Praise

Come and bring these Hula Praise dances to your church and begin your own Hula Praise Ministry or come and join us just because you want to learn how to hula, have fun, meet friends and fellowship with one another. No experience needed in hula. Hula is a dance form accompanied by chant “oli” or song “mele”. It was developed in the Hawaiian Islands by the Polynesians. The hula dramatizes or portrays the words of the oli or mele in a visual dance form. Hula Praise is learning dances to Hawaiian praise songs and familiar Hawaiian songs. “Let them praise his name with dancing!” -Psalm 149:3

Course # 17563

Tuesdays Jan. 7, 14, 21 & 28

17564

Feb 4, 11, 18 & 25

5:00pm – 6:00pm

17566

* March 4, 11 & 25 (no class 3/18) * April 1, 8 & 22 (no class 4/15)

Reg. Fee:

* $17 res/ $21 non-res (3 classes)

17565

$22 res/ $27 non-res (4 classes)

Location: Room 5 - Community Center Materials: Bring a mat and pareo (sarong) - optional

Registration for Benicia residents begins December 9, 2013 (Non-Res, December 16)

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* * * JUST 4 KICKS’ YOUTH SOCCER CLASSES * * *

Coach Al of Just 4 Kicks, Inc. has been offering classes in the City of Benicia since 2005 and is one of our most popular classes! Each activity varies according to age and ability, and is structured to provide every child the opportunity to express themselves and grow at their own rate. The emphasis is on learning and having fun, not winning. Most sessions end with a soccer game (scrimmage).

Winter Sessions:

Spring Session:

Date:

January 28– March 3

Days:

Date: April 7– June 2 ( No class 5/26)

TUESDAYS • 6 week session

Days:

SPORT & FITNESS

Course # Title

Age

Time

17623

Pre-K Soccer 3.5–4

10:00 – 10:30am

17636

K Soccer

4–5

10:30 – 11:05am

17637

K-1 Soccer

5–6

3:45 – 4:30pm

17641

Pre-K Soccer 3.5–4

4:30 – 5:00pm

17642

K Soccer

5:00 – 5:35pm

MONDAYS • 8 week session

Course # Title

Age

Time

17610

Pre-K Soccer 3.5–4

10:00 – 10:30am

17611

K Soccer

10:30 – 11:05am

17608

Pre-K Soccer 3.5–4

3:45 – 4:15pm

17609

K Soccer

4–5

3:45 – 4:20pm

17605

K-1 Soccer

5–6

4:15 – 5:00pm

Date: February 1– March 15 (no class 2/15)

17612

Pre-K Soccer 3.5–4

5:00 – 5:30pm

Days:

17606

2-3 Soccer

7–8

5:35 – 6:35pm

17607

4-6 Soccer

9–12

5:35 – 6:35pm

4–5

SATURDAYS • 6 week session

Course # Title

Age

Time

4–5

17647

Pre-K Soccer 3.5 – 4 9:30 – 10:00am

Reg. Fee:

17648

K Soccer

4 – 5

10:00 – 10:35am

Location: Waters End Park, 500 McCallister

17649

K-1 Soccer

5–6

10:35 – 11:20pm

17650

2-3 Soccer

7–8

11:20am – 12:20pm

17651

4-6 Soccer

9–12

11:20am – 12:20pm

For either session... Reg. Fee:

$68 res / $85 non-res

$87 res / $109 non-res

Questions? Visit J4K at www.j4ksoccer.com or call (707) 474-8108 for more information.

Location: Waters End Park, 500 McCallister

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* * * * MARTIAL ARTS * * * * Loayza’s

Northern California Judo Club EW N

Classes focus on sound basic judo principles. We stress proper etiquette, good sportsmanship, respect for others, and humility. Students will learn the basic forward and backward throws, foot techniques, pins and submissions. The class emphasis is building skillful judo techniques improving the physical and mental aspects of the judoka. Striving for the growth of personal character, increased self-confidence, selfdiscipline and enhanced sportsmanship. The physical training aspect of the judo program improves strength, coordination, balance, speed, agility and endurance. This can be applied in competition and in everyday life. 5 & over

Course # 17581

Mon & Fri 6:00pm – 8:15pm Jan. 3 – 31 (no class 1/20)

17582

Feb. 3 – 28 (no class 2/17)

17583

March 3 – 31

17584

April 4 – 28

Reg. Fee:

Per month: $32 res / $40 non-res Sibling: $16 res / $20 non-res

Material Fee: $45 for Judo uniform Class Size:

Min. 5 / Max. 35

Location:

Room 5 - Community Center

Tai Chi For Health

Earl has studied and practiced Tai Chi for 27 years and taught Tai Chi since 1993. January 2 – April 29 Beginning

Tues & Thurs

5:30pm – 6:30pm

INTERMEDIATE Tues & Thurs

6:30pm – 8:00pm

Learn to meditate in motion, have fun, and relax! Tai Chi calms your mind and develops physical flexibility. No prior experience necessary. This class expands the beginning form. Prerequisite: Beginning class or instructor permission Ages:

Teens & Adults

Reg. Fee:

Per month: $60 res / $75 non-res Entire session: $205 res / $256 non-res

Location:

Room 4 - Community Center

Sensei Rex Reade’s

Karate / Tae-Kwon-Do Self Defense

Children and Teens can learn traditional Karate and TaeKwon-Do as well as practical self-defense skills. Additional benefits are improved physical agility and balance, selfcontrol, mental discipline, confidence, courtesy, and personal integrity. Classes are taught in a friendly, yet structured environment designed specifically for children and teens.

SPORT & FITNESS

Ages:

Earl Hinds’, L.Ac.

Rex Reade is a 3rd Degree Black Belt, Sensei of the Benicia Martial Arts Club - Classes for the City of Benicia since 1989. New students should call the Sensei before first class. Rex: (925) 212-1960 Ages:

7 years & up

Beginners

Mon & Wed

4:00pm – 5:00pm

Intermediate Mon & Wed

5:00pm – 6:00pm

Beginners

Mon & Wed

6:00pm – 7:00pm

Session:

January 6 – April 30

Reg. Fee:

Per month: $40 res / $50 non-res Sibling: $20 res / $25 non-res

Entire session: $160 res / $200 non-res Sibling: $80 res / $100 non-res

Location:

Multipurpose Room - Community Center

Register for either class Monthly or by Session. Session benefit: only complete one registration form & waiver!

Registration for Benicia residents begins December 9, 2013 (Non-Res, December 16)

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Susan Dodge’s

Sandra Foster’s

Line Dancing

Join the growing Line Dance movement and learn dances enjoyed around the world in a relaxed and fun-filled atmosphere. Line dancing is a low-impact activity that will help keep you fit while dancing to popular country tunes. Be sure to bring a water bottle.  Ages:

Adults         

Tuesdays

7:00pm – 8:00pm 8:00pm – 9:00pm

Beginning Intermediate

Thursdays Drop-in: Location:

7:00pm – 9:00pm

Intermediate

$6 res / $7 non-res                  Clock Tower, 1189 Washington Street

Ask Susan about Sunday dance socials.

4 classes: 3 classes: Drop in*: Location:

$30 res / $37 non-res $25 res / $31 non-res $12 res /$ 15 non-res Community Center, 370 East L Street

• Bring a yoga mat. • Ongoing monthly classes. • No Class 1/1, 1/20, 2/12 or 2/17

Yoga Stretch 101

Introduction to Yoga for the beginning a returning student. Class is designed for those who are new to Yoga or who have not exercised for a length of time. The instructor will teach a modified version of Yoga postures. Emphasis is on correcting and adapting postures to meet individual needs. Through stretching and relaxation techniques; the yoga stretches will strengthen the body and improve mental clarity.

SPORT & FITNESS

Ages:

Adults

Thursdays

6:00pm – 7:00pm

Room 5

Yoga Stretch

Shape up your body and mind. Yoga Stretch is designed to relieve stress, increase flexibility through stretching exercises, and improve endurance, strength and balance. Classes are ongoing & you may register in class.

Tanya Alota’s

Zumba Fitness

PARTY YOURSELF INTO SHAPE! ZUMBA® Fitness. Zumba is a Latin inspired, east to follow, calorie burning, ultimate dance fitness party. Fun movement to a variety of grooving songs. Feel the music and let loose with others in this exciting weekly workout.

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* * YOGA Classes * *

Ages:

16 & over

Course # 17586 17587 17588 17589

Wednesdays 6:30pm-7:30pm Jan. 8, 15, 22 & 29 Feb. 5, 19 & 26 (no class 2/12) March 5, 12, 19 & 26 April 9, 16, 23 & 30

Reg. Fee:

$38 res/ $47non-res (6-class punch pass) $8 res/ $10 non-res (Drop in)

Class Size:

Min. 4 / Max. 12 participants

Location:

Room 5- Community Center

Ages:

Adults

Mondays

5:15pm – 6:15pm

Room 4

Wednesdays 7:15pm – 8:15pm Room 4 Class moves to Multipurpose Room for March & April Ages:

Adults (Teens Welcome)

Thursdays 11:30am – 12:30pm Room 4 *Registration is required for Thursday morning class. Sorry no drop-ins.

Benicia Parks & Community Services Department • (707) 746-4285 • www.ci.benicia.ca.us


BENICIA DAY HIKERS

Jennifer Barlow, DPM

VCore Workout

Created by renowned New York City podiatrist Dr. Emily Splichal, VCore is a unique evidence-based barefoot training workout designed to strengthen the feet, hips, pelvic floor, and abdominals to improve posture and gait. It has recently been launched at Crunch Fitness nationwide as BARE workout. It is ideal for injury prevention in runners, rehabilitation for unstable ankles, flat feet, total body strength, and for those who spend a lot of time sitting with resulting weak gluteal muscles. Incorporating Pilates and yoga but with a focus on single leg standing exercises, VCore brings core training off the floor! A yoga mat is recommended for class.

The Benicia Parks and Community Services Department sponsors Saturday hikes twice a month (weather permitting). The fee for each hike is $3 collected by the trip leader. You may also pay for the year: $10 res / $12 non-res.

Trip Information: Always have lunch, water, wear sturdy shoes and dress in layers. Bring rain gear during “rainy season.” Real rain cancels the trip, but showers or light rain may allow the hike to take place if you are prepared. Trips and hikes vary from easy to difficult. Dogs are not allowed. Trip Leader: Suzanne Elias is the volunteer Trip Leader for most hikes. For hike conditions or other information about a specific hike contact Suzanne at either sehike@yahoo.com or (707) 745-1413.   Spring 2014 Hikes: March 15

Benicia State Park, Benicia

March 29

Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve, Antioch

April 12

Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, Sonoma

April 26

Mt. Diable State Park, Donner Canyon Waterfall Loop

For more information check our Web site www. groups.yahoo.com/group/wrchike.

Adult

Course # 17667 17668

Tuesdays 7:00pm – 7:45pm Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28, Feb. 4 & 11 March 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1 & 8

Reg. Fee: $32 res / $40 non-res (6 classes) Class Size: Min. 2 / Max.12 Location: Room 5 - Community Center

Chris Lugatiman’s

Cardio KickBoxing & Practical Fitness

Typical gym-machine workouts getting stale? This class covers various training methods that assist everyday activities. The exercises work the muscles the proper way, and they pick up where health club machines leave off. The course includes cardio kickboxing, weighted balls, abdominal/ lower-back balls, resistance bands, functional movement equipment, drills, and bodyweight exercised. Each class is one hour with fitness games included. Ages:

12 & up

Course # Wednesdays 17669 17670 17671

SPORT & FITNESS

Meeting Location: Meet in the parking lot behind City Hall on K Street. We meet on the scheduled Saturdays at 8:15am and carpool to share the cost of parking fees & bridge tolls, and to SPARE THE AIR.

Ages:

Jan. 8, 15, 22 & 29 Mar. 5, 12, 19 & 26 April 9, 16 , 23 & 30

6:00pm – 7:00pm

Reg. Fee: $45 res / $56 non-res (4 classes) Class Size: Min. 4 / Max. 8 participants

Location: Room 4 - Community Center NOTE: Wear comfortable clothing / shoes and bring a towel and brief medical history form. Recommend bringing an exercise mat & athletic protective tape.

Registration for Benicia residents begins December 9, 2013 (Non-Res, December 16)

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Maria McCullough’s

Feng Shui Classes

A Beginner’s Guide to Feng Shui Essentials

Feng Shui is the art of working with your environment to enhance your life. This three-hour workshop actively teaches the principles of Essential Feng Shui, view Feng Shui enhancements in homes, learn which tools work best for your personal enhancements and helps you create a personal Bagua Map for your home. Workshop includes: The Foundation: Learn the basic principles and guidelines of Feng Shui. The Inspiration: Enjoy a colorful visual presentation on the practical applications of Feng Shui. About Maria McCullough: owner/founder of “Feng Shui by Maria,” www.fengshuibymaria. com, and is a speaker and educator with over 15 years of experience. She specializes in residential and business consultations. She is also a graduate of the Western School of Feng Shui and has personally trained with Terah Kathryn Collins This inspiring program was created by Terah Kathryn Collins, best selling author, teacher and founder of the Western School of Feng Shui™. It receives rave reviews for its clarity and effectiveness.

Praise for Maria’s classes...

ADULT CLASSES

“Maria’s Feng Shui class motivated me to make

The Plan: Take home a personal Feng Shui Map that guides you in creating your ideal life. Ages:

Adult

Course #

Saturday

17673

Jan. 18 

9:00am – 12:00pm

Advanced Feng Shui Principles  - Balancing the Elements

“I took Maria’s Feng Shui class on July 21, 2012.

Learn the 5 Feng Shui Elements, their Nourishing and Controlling Cycles, and how to use them to balance a room for harmony. This is very important in making decorating decisions. Participants will briefly review the Bagua and Feng Shui principles.

I highly and wholeheartedly recommend it. The

Ages:

Adult

Course #

Saturday

Reg. Fee:

$42 res / $52 non-res (each class)

useful changes. She was knowledgeable, warm and easy to understand. Glad I attended.”

investment has been of highly promising return for me.”

17674

“The class tuition seemed truly like an incredible bargain for the three hours of quality education and largely customized advice the students received. A highly visually engaging environment design gave students an immediate model of application of their newly acquired knowledge”.

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The Tools: Choose home and workplace enhancements that reflect your personal taste and style.

March 8 

9:00am – 12:00pm

Class Size: Min. 4 / Max. 20 students Location: Room 1 - Community Center Each participant will also receive a $40 off voucher for a personal home consultation.

Benicia Parks & Community Services Department • (707) 746-4285 • www.ci.benicia.ca.us


* * * * have fun REDECORATing YOUR HOME * * * * Jayne Boyd’s

Interior Decorating Secrets and Guidelines

This two-part decorating workshop is for novices or those who love decorating. On the first day we will focus on color. Regardless of your style preference and whether you are starting from scratch or working with what you already have, this workshop will show you how the effective use of color can pull a room together. You will learn design tips and guidelines to give you the wow factor. The second day will focus on balance, accessories and art. This is what gives your home your personality. You will leave able to wow your friends with your new knowledge. Note: Bring photos of a room in your home that you would like to work on. Ages:

Adult

Course # 17679

Saturday March 1 & 8

Reg. Fee: Class Size: Materials: Location:

$85 res / $103 non-res Min. 4 / Max. 20 students $12 paid to instructor for design color wheel Room 1 - Community Center

9:30am – 12:30pm About Jayne Boyd: Jayne is a 2 time Benicia resident. She has returned to Benicia after retiring as Vice President of ZGallerie. She is currently writing a book to better share what you will learn in her class. Jayne also enjoys doing home decorating consultations.

* * * * CHRISTINE COOLEY’S CPR CLASSES * * * * Ages: 18 & up Hands-Only CPR NEW Course # 17685 17686 17687 17688

Saturdays Jan. 25 Feb. 22 March 8 April 26

Students will receive practical instruction with manikins and AED training equipment.

Reg. Fee:

$17 res/ $21 non-res

Material fee: $5 paid to instructor. Class size:

Min. 5/ Max. 15 students

Each student will receive a DVD explaining Hands-Only CPR which can be used as a refresher and to show family and friends this life saving procedure.

Location:

Times 2:00pm-3:30pm 2:00pm-3:30pm 2:00pm-3:30pm 2:00pm-3:30pm

Room 1- Community Center

American Heart Association CPR/AED for the Health Care Provider Class includes hands on training with life like manikins and AED trainer. Students receive certification card upon successful completion of skills and written test. This 4-hour class is a 2-year certification from the American Heart Association. Ages:

Course # 17682 17683 17684 17681

Saturdays Jan. 25 Feb. 22 Mar. 8 April 26

Times 9:00am-1:00pm 9:00am-1:00pm 9:00am-1:00pm 9:00am-1:00pm

Reg. Fee:

$42 res / $52 non-res

ADULT CLASSES

This non certification class will show you how to do Hands Only CPR and operation of AED equipment. Clear explanations of sudden cardiac arrest and CPR, demonstrates the two key steps of Hands-Only CPR, emphasizes the benefits of knowing CPR.  Based on 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for CPR and ECC.

Room 1 1 3 1

Materials: $20 paid to instructor for course book & certification card.

18 & up

Location: Community Center

Class Size: Min. 2 / Max. 8 students

Registration for Benicia residents begins December 9, 2013 (Non-Res, December 16)

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Julie Waters’

Let’s Play Bridge! Gretchen Filer’s

Let’s Play Bridge! Club Looking for a good game of Bridge?

Our Wednesday night club is a great place to make new Bridge friends and play a fun game of “low pressure” Duplicate Bridge. Snacks, prizes, and special theme party nights add up to a fun night out!

If your game is “rusty”, we’ll help you update and improve! If you’ve never played Duplicate, we’ll show you how! If you’ve never played Bridge at all, we have beginner lessons! Ages:

Teens & Adults

Ongoing

Wednesday

7:00pm – 10:00pm

Reg. Fee: 10 play punch card $75 res / $93 non-res Drop-in: $9 res / $11 non-res Location: Senior Center, 1201 East 2nd Street

One Day Parenting Workshop (STEP) Systematic Training for Effective Parenting is a respected nationwide program to provide adults with hands-on tools to assist them in refining, enhancing and developing effective parenting skills. Meeting with other parents in an atmosphere of mutual support, you’ll learn how to increase your enjoyment and effectiveness as a parent. Receive a certificate at the end of the workshop. For more information, visit www.focusonfamilies.net TOPICS INCLUDE: • Secrets to Successful Parenting • Positive Ways to Get Children to Listen • Developing Responsible, Respectful, and Self-Reliant Children • Managing Misbehaviors in Children • Winning Cooperation • Discipline: Setting Respectful Limits & Consequences

Childcare available, please contact Focus on Families to register your child (707) 746-5939

ADULT CLASSES

Ages:

Adults 

Course # 17694 17695 17696 17693

Saturday Jan. 25 Feb. 22 Mar. 15 April 12

9:30am – 5:30pm

Reg. Fee: $73 res/ $90 non-res ($20 STEP textbook recommended) Location:

Youth Center, 150 East K Street

You don’t need a partner, all ages are welcome and we offer ongoing lessons. Come try us out. Your first night is FREE! For more information about the Club or Beginner / Intermediate lessons contact: Gretchen Filer, Instructor 745-5581 or filerjohnson@gmail.com

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Benicia Parks & Community Services Department • (707) 746-4285 • www.ci.benicia.ca.us


Loa Kirkbride’s

Adult Beginning Sewing

Discover the fun and creativity of sewing.  This is the perfect class for beginners and those with some sewing experience.  Learn basic hand and machine sewing techniques through projects you can make and take home.  Techniques include seam finishes, installing a zipper, repairing damaged items and re-purposing an old favorite clothing item into something new. Students will apply the basic sewing techniques to their class projects.  Projects are selected by student interest and may include pillows, aprons, pajama bottoms, handbags, pet accessories, or redesigning an old garment into something new.  Ages:

Adults

Course # 17697 17698 17699 17700   Reg. Fee:

Tuesdays: Jan. 7, 14, 21 & 28 Feb. 4, 11, 18 & 25 Mar. 4, 11, 18 & 25 April 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Randall Thompson’s

Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning

Estate planning can be crucial. Everyone needs this information for themselves, their parents, and their children. This class covers wills, living trusts, joint tenancies and tax planning. Learn how to avoid estate taxes and probate fees. This instructor is an experienced attorney and college professor. Ages:

Adults

Course # 17701

Thursday Feb. 6

7:00pm – 8:30pm

Reg. Fee: $12 res / $15 non-res Class Size: Min. 5 / Max. 20 participants Location: Room 2 - Community Center

$40 res / $50 non-res  

Materials: $5 paid to instructor Location: Arts & Crafts Room - Community Center Note: Monthly reg. fees are the same each month regardless of the number of classes.

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Our programs & classes are open to participants of all ability levels. If you or your child has special needs, please contact us to find out what accommodations can be made. Parks & Community Services Department 746-4285

Advanced level includes more complex grammar, reading, writing, pronunciation improvement, vocabulary building and conversation. Writing activities include an information paper, essay and/or a creative story.  Students will learn to speak in front of an audience, participate in a debate and classroom conversations.  Learn about other cultures through the sharing of food memories and recipes. Ages:

Teen & Adult

Course # 17705 17704 17703 17702

Wednesdays Jan. 8, 15, 22 & 29 Feb. 5, 12, 19 & 26 Mar. 5, 12, 19 & 26 April 2, 9, 16 & 23

ADULT CLASSES

Loa Kirkbride’s

10:00am – 12:30pm

Reg. Fee: $20 res / $25 non-res Class Size: Max. 5 students   Location: Room 1 - Community Center

Registration for Benicia residents begins December 9, 2013 (Non-Res, December 16)

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James Lemos Swim Center 181 East J Street • (707) 746-4286

Recreation Swim

Recreation Swim is open to patrons of all ages. Children 8 years and under will only be admitted under the supervision of a paying adult, 18 years of age or older. Please be prepared to show identification to prove residency. The pool will close in the event of lightening. Fall Season

Aug 22 – Sep 29

Thurs & Fri Sat, Sun & Holidays

3:30pm – 5:00pm 1:00pm – 4:45pm

NOTE: THE POOL MAY BE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC for swim meets. (Dates to be announced.)

Lap Swim

Swimming is one of the best “overall” workouts you can do to tone muscles, ease tension, reduce stress and lose weight. Lap lanes are also available during all Recreation Swim times. Lap swim is available for swimmers age 8 and up. Please be prepared to show I.D. to prove residency. Spring Season

Sat, Sun & Holidays

Feb 1 – April 4 April 5 – May 2 May 3 – June 8

10:00am – 3:00pm 9:00am – 3:00pm 9am–12:45pm & 1pm–4:45pm

Spring Season

Monday – Friday

Feb 1 – Feb 23 Feb 24 – Mar 9 Mar 10 – Mar 23 Mar 24 – June 8

3:30pm – 5:30pm 3:30pm – 6:00pm 3:30pm – 7:00pm 3:30pm – 7:30pm

Ages 8 – 55 Senior (55+)

Res Fees $3.75 $2.00

Non-Res Fee $5.75 $3.75

NOTE: Weekday lap swim hours will shorten as the sun sets earlier throughout the fall. Current hours will be updated at the pool. All times subject to change. Lap swim times will be reduced as the hours of daylight decrease. Please call or visit the pool for the most up-to-date times.

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LAP SWIM POLICY 1. Lifeguards may make lane assignments. Lap swimmers may need to share lanes. 2. Please circle swim. 3. Please allow lifeguards to resolve problems by bringing problems to their attention. 4. No diving allowed. 5. Lap swimmers will be sharing the pool with other programs. 6. Lap swim lanes are to be used for swimming laps, running, walking or rehabilitation only. 7. Child lap swimmers must be at least 8 years old and must swim laps unassisted by parents. 8. Adults and children must swim in their designated lanes, which will be posted.

Ages 0–2 3–17 18 & up Senior (55+)

Res. Fees FREE $2.25 $3.75 $2.00

Non-Res Fee FREE $3.75 $5.75 $3.75

NOTE: All prices include use of the water slide.

Individual Swim Passes

If you family loves to swim, you’ll appreciate the convenience of our recreation/lap swim passes. Individual swim passes may be purchased at the James Lemos Swim Center. Passes can be used for lap swim and/or recreation swim including use of the waterslide. Individual Swim Pass Fees: Adult $97-30 swims / $161-30 swims non-res Youth $55-30 swims / $105-30 swims non-res Senior $55-30 swims / $105-30 swims non-res

John Lathrop’s

Youth Water Polo

If you want to try something fun in the water, Water Polo is for you!! You will learn the basics of the game along with how to handle a water polo ball, how to swim heads-up freestyle and much more. If you have never played water polo or just want to improve your game, this is the class for you. The goal is for each student to feel comfortable with the basic skills of the game and more importantly, to have FUN! Students must be able to swim 25 yards freestyle non-stop and tread water for 2 minutes. Course# Tues/Thurs 17652 17653

April 2–May 1 April 2–May 1

Time

Ages

17654 17655

May 6–May 29 May 6–May 29

5:00–5:45pm 8–10 yrs 5:45–6:30pm 11–13 yrs

5:00–5:45pm 8–10 yrs 5:45–6:30pm 11–13 yrs

Reg. Fee: $58 res / $73 non-res (6 classes)

Benicia Parks & Community Services Department • (707) 746-4285 • www.ci.benicia.ca.us


* * * * * * LEARN TO SWIM PROGRAMS * * * * * * LEARN TO SWIM AT THE JAMES LEMOS POOL! The City of Benicia is pleased to offer several different swimming lesson options. You pick what meets your needs. We offer classes for all ages and abilities; group lessons or private lessons; classes for beginner, intermediate and advanced swimmers; swimmers who love the water and swimmers who are overcoming a life-long fear. We have something for everyone!

Learn to Swim Program

Adult & Teen Lessons

Enrollment

Ages: Dates: Days: Time: Reg. Fee:

Looking for swimming instruction for your children and/or yourself? Our Learn-to-Swim Program offers swimming lessons for all ages and swimming abilities. The fall session consists of eight, 25-minute swim classes. Classes are held on Mondays & Wednesdays and in most cases enrollment is limited to a minimum of four and a maximum of seven swimmers per instructor. When necessary students may be moved to an earlier or later class time. If a class you selected is full you may ask to be placed on a waiting list and you will be contacted if there are any openings.

To enroll in a Learn-to-Swim class, please fill out the registration form found in the back of this brochure. Referring to the chart below, indicate on the form the desired session, class time and anticipated swim level for you or your child. Available times for each class are marked with a dot. If you are unsure of the appropriate level, please refer to the Skill Level/Class Description section for more information.

Mon/Wed for 4 Weeks

Session I: April 7– April 30 Session II: May 4 – June 2 (No class 5/26, Make up 6/2) Level:1

2 3

4 5 6 S/N P/T A/T

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4:30pm

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5:00pm

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5:30pm

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6:00pm

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Reg. Fee: $58 res / $73 non-res Ages:

Parent Tot (P/T) Levels I – VI Adult / Teen (A/T)

Ages: Times: Reg. Fee:

3 years & up Saturday: May 3 – June 7 Sunday: May 4 – June 8 10:00am, 10:30am, 11:00am, 11:30am or 12:00pm $33 res / $41 non-res (per lesson)

Private Pool Parties

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Take advantage of this program to get your children off to a strong swimming start for the “Learn to Swim” program. Private lessons can assist the timid student in adapting to the aquatic environment or provide additional instruction for students who are more responsive to a one-on-one lesson format. Lessons are twenty-five minutes long and instructors are assigned on an “as available” basis.

6 months – 3 years 3 years & up 12 years & up

Trying to figure out where to hold a birthday party, family reunion or special event? Have a party at the pool! Pool parties have exclusive use of the L-shaped pool, water slide and wading pool (depending on your reservation). Fees are reasonable and include lifeguards. To make reservations call Recreation Coordinator, Eliot Palmer, at (707) 746-4306.

Registration for Benicia residents begins December 9, 2013 (Non-Res, December 16)

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4:00pm

12 years & up Session I: April 7 – April 30 Session II: May 4 – June 2 (No class 5/26, Make up 6/2) Mon/Wed for four weeks (8 classes) 6:00pm – 6:25pm $58 res / $73 non-res

Weekend Private Lessons

Spring 2014 Group Lessons

Time:

For a swimmer who wants to overcome a life-long fear of the water or just wants to improve on stroke techniques, this class can help. This program is ideal for teens that have not learned to swim and may not feel comfortable in the regular lesson program.

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Lifeguard Prep Course

Are you are planning to take Lifeguard Training to be a summer lifeguard but need help developing the swimming skills and endurance needed to pass the lifeguard training course prerequisites?* If so, this is the class for you. This class is designed to prepare participants for the pre-test prerequisites for the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training. Participants will work on stroke development and strength building exercises. *A list of prerequisites for the Lifeguard Training Course is listed under the course description for Lifeguard Training. Ages: Course #

15 years & up Saturdays

Reg. Fee: Location:

$25 res / $31 non-res James Lemos Swim Center

17718

March 22, 29 & April 5

10:00am – 11:00am

AMERICAN RED CROSS Lifeguard Training

This course provides participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies injuries and sudden illnesses. Students who complete this course successfully will be certified in American Red Cross Lifeguard Training/First Aid and CPR/AED for Lifeguards (valid for 2 years). If you have questions regarding this class please call 746-4772. Age: At least 15 years on or before the last day of the course. Prerequisite Swimming Skills Evaluation will be tested at the start of class on day 1: • Swim 300 yards continuously (freestyle or breaststoke) demonstrating rhythmic breathing • Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs • Complete a time event within 1 minute, 40 seconds --Starting in the water, swim 20 yards --Surface dive, feet or head first to a depth of 7-10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object --Surface and swim 20 yards on back with both hands holding the object • Exit the water without using ladder or steps Need help preparing for the prerequisite swimming skills test? Sign up for the Lifeguard Prep Course!

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Certification Requirements: • Students must attend all classes. • Demonstrate competency in all required skills/activities and final rescue skill scenarios. • Pass final written exams with minimum grades of 80%. Course # 17722 Reg. Fee: Location:

Monday - Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm Spring Break: April 14, 15, 16, 17 & 18 $175 res / $219 non-res Books, materials and certification fees are included in registration fees. James Lemos Swim Center, 181 East J Street

Debbie’s Swim School’s

AMERICAN RED CROSS Safety Training for Coaches

The American Red Cross Safety Training for Swim Coaches course was developed in collaboration with USA Swimming to educate aquatic professionals how to prevent and respond to emergencies while on the pool deck. This eight-hour course provides aquatic safety training on possible lifethreatening or hazardous situations in and around the water, as well as techniques and skills for prevention, and is ideal for competitive swim coaches and officials, athletic trainers, athletes participating in aquatics, aquatic exercise trainers and others involved in aquatic competition or exercise programs. Ages:

16 years & up

Course #

Saturday

17723

February 22

10:00am – 5:00pm

Reg. Fee: $120 res / $150 non-res

Debbie’s Swim School’s

American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor TRAINING (WSI)

This class is designed to train individuals to teach the American Red Cross Swimming courses. Future instructors will learn how to use course materials, develop lesson plans, conduct classes and evaluate students. The class will include Fundamentals of Instrucotor Training (FIT). The City of Benicia , along with many other Red Cross agencies will pay a lifeguard with WSI certification a higher wage. Prerequisites: 16 years of age, show level 5 swimming ability, pass pre-course written and water skills test. 16 & up

Ages:

Course # 17724 Reg. Fee:

Thurs/Fri 4:30pm – 9:00pm Sat/Sun 11:00am – 3:00pm March 27, 28, 29, 30, April 3, 4, 5 & 6 $200 res / $250 non-res

Class Size:

Min. 5 / Max.16

Material Fee: $35 (due to instructor on first day of class) Location:

James Lemos Pool, 181 East J Street

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Summer Lifeguarding Positions Available See the inside front cover for more information.

Benicia Parks & Community Services Department • (707) 746-4285 • www.ci.benicia.ca.us


As seen on CBS News and featured in several magazines and publications.

DSS is a local leader in drowning prevention and Debbie is the spokesperson for the government campaign “Pool Safely” as well as the spokesperson for the National Drowning Prevention Alliance. DSS is recognized by the Better Business Bureau with an A rating and holds a 5 star rating on Yelp. DSS is in partnership with the United States Swim School Association, Josh the Otter, NAPDA and the Red Cross amongst many others! Now is the time to achieve your swim goals! www.debbiesswimschool.com

Private Swim Lessons for Children and Adults with Aquaphobia

Debbie’s Swim School (DSS) specializes in helping clients of all ages overcome Aquaphobia. All DSS instructors are highly trained in the latest techniques, teaching methods and hydrodynamics of swimming. They understand that no two students are the same and will customize the lessons to meet each individual students needs and personal swim goals. Whether you want to learn basic swimming for water safety or you have an upcoming triathlon and want to improve your time, we can help you! Ages: Reg. Fee:

All ages welcome 1 class: $50 res / $63 non-res 5 classes: $260 res / $325 non-res 10 classes: $400 res / $500 non-res

Shallow Water Aerobics

Aqua aerobics has been gaining tremendously in popularity—world class athletes and even the Marines have taken their training to the pool—providing an athletic workout with all the benefits of water resistance and a fraction of gravity’s impact. In the water you have resistance for each way you move. Additionally, the pool water creates pressure on a chest, forcing his diaphragm to work harder. This increases lung capacity, which can help with endurance during traditional exercising. When it comes to weight loss, water aerobics has been found to be more beneficial than other sports. This a fun class with great results! Ages:

15 years & up. All fitness levels welcome

Dates:

Ongoing, beginning April 5

Days:

Saturdays

Time:

11:00am – 12:00pm

Drop-In Fee: $15 res / $19 non-res $12 res / $15 non-res (SENIOR)

Deep Water Aerobics

This class offers participants the freedom of movement through water without touching or standing on the pool bottom. It is great for cardiovascular exercise, toning, weight loss, or helping to recover from muscle or bone injuries. Ages:

15 years & up. All fitness levels welcome

Dates:

Ongoing, beginning April 5

Days:

Saturdays

Time:

9:30am – 10:30am

Drop-In Fee: $15 res / $19 non-res $12 res / $15 non-res (SENIOR)

Just go to www.debbiesswimschool.com, click “Booking,” select “Benicia” and choose the most convenient time for you. Then pay at the Benicia Community Center or James Lemos Swim Center prior to your lesson. Call (707) 200-SWIM (7946) if you have any questions.

Registration for Benicia residents begins December 9, 2013 (Non-Res, December 16)

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Booking is simple for any Debbie’s Swim School class.

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Skill Level / Class Description 1 = LEVEL I (Turtles), Water Exploration: For first timers and children still uncomfortable in water. Must be at least three years old. Will learn to submerge face; float on front; float on back; supported kicking; beginning arms; basic water safety. 2 = LEVEL II (Frogs), Primary Skills: Must have Level I certificate/demonstrate requirements. Will learn rhythmic breathing; full submersion; unsupported front and back glides; kicking; beginning combined strokes; orientation to deep water; continued personal skills. 3 = LEVEL III (Minnows), Stroke Readiness: Must have Level II certificate/demonstrate requirements. Will learn retrieval of underwater objects; beginning diving from side of pool; coordination of breathing with arm stroke; back crawl; elementary backstroke kick. 4 = LEVEL IV (Sharks), Stroke Development: Must have Level III certificate/demonstrate requirements. Will learn standing front dive; elementary backstroke; breaststroke kick; scissor kick; endurance; turns; treading water; CPR/Rescue breathing technique awareness. 5 = LEVEL V (Seals), Stroke Refinement: Must have Level IV certificate/demonstrate requirements. Will learn standing dive from board; breaststroke; sidestroke; underwater swimming; dolphin kick; endurance; open turns and awareness of spinal injury management. 6 = LEVEL VI (Octopuses), Intermediate Skills: Must have Level V certificate/demonstrate requirements. Will learn approach and hurdle on diving board; jump tuck from board; butterfly; approach stroke; flip turn for front crawl; surface dives. S/N = Special Needs: For students who are physically or mentally challenged that would like individualized instruction. Otherwise participants with special needs can participate in any aquatics activity at the pool. The department will provide reasonable accommodations to those who request assistance. P/T = Parent Tot: Suggested age 6 months & up. Water adjustment for parent & child. Fun is emphasized through games and songs so children learn to enjoy the water.

How to Register for Aquatics Classes To register for aquatics classes, please fill out the registration form found in the back of this brochure and choose one of the following registration methods: 1) You may register in person at the James Lemos Pool office during hours of operation. 2) Drop off your registration form and payment in the James Lemos Pool drop box (located to the left of the front entrance).

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3) Mail your registration payment to: Benicia Parks & Community Services 250 East L Street, Benicia, CA 94510 Registration for all aquatics classes is done on a first-come, first-served basis. Department refund policies, late fee charges, etc., apply to all aquatics classes. Please check the Satisfaction Guarantee Policy for information on refunds for aquatics classes.

Benicia Parks & Community Services Department • (707) 746-4285 • www.ci.benicia.ca.us


Swim Lesson Tips: • If your child does not pass to the next level right away, don’t be discouraged! It is not uncommon for a child to remain in the same class for multiple sessions before graduating to the next level. • If you do not hear from a member of the aquatics staff via phone you can assume you received your first choice for lessons. • Please do not call to confirm lesson registration. • Registration deadline for all aquatics programs is one week prior to the first class meeting. • Swim lesson registration received after the deadline will not be accepted or processed until after the first day of the session, and then, only if there are still openings available for the session. • Please read the course description carefully. It is important to register you child for the proper class. Take the time to read the prerequisites. Placing your child in the correct class is crucial for his or her development. We always test on the first day for all levels. If your child is not in the correct level, we will try and move your child to the appropriate level depending on availability. • Please know that it may take your child more than one class session to graduate to the next level. • Some classes fill up quickly; if the classes are full please ask to be placed on the wait list. You will be contacted if space becomes available.

Frequently Asked Questions Is the pool heated? The pools are maintained between 78 – 82 degrees Fahrenheit. How do I know which class to register my child for? Read the class descriptions in the order listed. Register your child for the first class that describes skills that your child has not yet mastered. Will classes be held in the rain? Generally, classes will be held during inclement weather. However, the pool will be closed and classes cancelled if there is lightning. What happens if my child passed the level but I already registered him for the same level next session? The Assistant Coordinators record and make changes to your child’s records so that we can keep track of students’ progress. If the instructor passes your child, we will automatically transfer your child to the correct level. Is it possible to make up a class that my child missed?

Can I request a specific teacher? You can make a request for a specific instructor but please take note that our swim instructors rotate among different class levels and times. Due to the large number of classes we offer, there isn’t a guarantee we can meet your request, but we will try our best. Registration for Benicia residents begins December 9, 2013 (Non-Res, December 16)

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SENIORS

BENICIA SENIOR CENTER

187 East L Street • Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, 9:00am – 3:00pm For information call 745-1202 Are you a member of the Benicia Senior Club? Membership is only $10 per year. Membership Benefits: • Quarterly Newsletter • Priority Sign-up and Seating for Trips & Tours • Priority Sign-up for Luncheons & Special Events ! Y A OD JOIN T

GENERAL MEETINGS

3rd Wednesday of every other month beginning January, March, June & September at 1:00pm. Open to all members and guests. Refreshments provided by the club.

EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETINGS 3rd Wednesday of January, May & September at 12:00pm

* * GAMES * *

PUZZLE TABLE

There is an on-going puzzle in the Meals on Wheels Room. Join in on the fun Monday–Friday, 9:00am – 3:00pm. FREE!

BINGO

Mondays from 12:00pm – 2:00pm and Fridays from 1:00pm – 4:00pm, except holidays.

CONTACT BRIDGE

12:30pm – 4:00pm every Monday, except the second Monday of open game.

DUPLICATE BRIDGE Tuesdays, 9:00am – 12 noon. Call Carolyn Fallon at 7466070 for more information.

* * SENIOR LIBRARY * * Our library at the center is always open for borrowing of books at your own convenience. This is a free service provided by the Senior Center. Please, no donations.

* * ARTS & CRAFTS * *

SOLANO QUILTERS

Mondays 9:00am - 11:00am. All seniors welcome. For more information call Lorraine Patten at 745-3095.

TELECARE

Every morning Tele-care calls a list of shut-ins or those who live along to check in on them. If you or someone you know could use this service please call the Senior Center.

HICAP

Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program, funded by the California Department of Aging provides free counseling services. Available by appointment only on the 2nd and 3rd Tuesday of each month from 9:00am–12:00pm. Call the center for held or to schedule and appointment.

CAC MEALS

Benicia’s Community Action Council (CAC) serves freshly prepared meals daily to seniors in our community for only $4 per meal. Home delivery available 5 days a week. Call (707) 745-0900 for more information.

SENIOR LUNCHES BY MEALS ON WHEELS

The Benicia Senior Center hosts on-site lunches to any person age 60 or older. Days: Contact the Senior Center office for the lunch service schedule Times: Lunch is served from 11:30am – 12:45pm Cost: There is no meal charge for registered seniors, although they do ask that clients consider making a voluntary and confidential “fair share” donation. Location: Benicia Senior Center, 187 East L Street.

CRAFT CLASS

To register or make a reservation call 1-800-788-5114 or 707-426-3079.

WATERCOLOR CLASS

Sol Trans provides a free shuttle to all senior Benicia residents to Senior Center and home. Call Sol Trans at (707) 648-4666 for more information.

Are you crafty? Try a Craft Class with Betty Qually. Classes are every Thursday, 9:30am – 11:30am. Thursday 11:30am – 2:30pm

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* * HEALTH & WELLNESS * *

SOL TRANS BUS SERVICES

Benicia Parks & Community Services Department • (707) 746-4285 • www.ci.benicia.ca.us


* * SOCIALS * *

* * LANGUAGE * *

Hola! The Senior Center now offers Spanish Classes to those who want to learn. Beginning: Wednesdays 11:00am – 12:30pm Advanced: Tuesdays 1:00pm – 2:00pm. All classes are held in the lunch room.

ITALIAN II CLASS

Come learn Italian at the Senior Center. Classes are held in the craft room. Call in to sign-up at 745-1202. Thursdays from 1:00pm - 2:00pm. FREE.

LUNCHEON

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 12:00pm Catered by Palermos, (Italian cuisine) $10/members, $12/non-members

SENIORS

Sign up at the senior center in advance.

SPANISH CLASSES

PANCAKE BREAKFAST

Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 9:30am $5/members, $7/non-members

BANJO PERFORMANCE by JACK CONVERY Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 12:00pm Light buffet lunch included $8/members, $10/non-members

LUNCHEON

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 12:00pm St. Patrick’s Day cuisine $10/members, $12/non-members

* * DRIVER SAFETY * *

Jeff Aberback’s

AARP DRIVER SAFETY CLASSES The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) offers this 8-hour class to people 50 years of age or older. It is designed to help individuals improve their driving skills.

By taking this course, you can save money on your car insurance premiums and become a better driver! The course takes place in a classroom and includes video, workbook and discussion – NO DRIVING AND NO TESTS! You must take the class every 3 years to stay current. Before you hit the 3 year mark take the 4 hour refresher class to renew. Ages:

50+

Cost:

$15 AARP members / $20 non-members Fee paid to instructor on the first day of class.

Location:

Community Center

8-Hour Class (2 day class) Thursday, January 23 & 24 Thursday, April 17 & 18

9:00am – 1:00pm

4-Hour Refresher Class (1 day) Friday, January 10 Friday, April 4

9:00am – 1:30pm

Register in advance by visiting the Benicia Community Center or by calling the Parks & Community Services Department at 707-746-4285. Space is limited, so sign up early. Please make checks payable to AARP Driver Safety.

* * SENIOR TOURS & TRIPS * * Date: Location: Cost: Time: Note:

Tuesday, January 14th Graton Casino, Rohnert Park $28 per person (transportation only) TBA More details available soon

Date: Location: Cost: Time: Note:

Wednesday, February 19th Walt Disney Family Museum, San Francisco $73 per person (lunch included) 8:00am – 5:30pm Shared trip with Pleasanton Senior Center

Additional Trips... March:

Red Hawk Casino

April:

Daffodil Hill

More information will be available soon at the Senior Center

Registration for Benicia residents begins December 9, 2013 (Non-Res, December 16)

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Chair Fit Aerobics

This class gives you the ability to lose weight, burn fat, tone and improve your strength and get a cardio work out – all while sitting in a chair without risking serious injury or placing major stress on your lower joints, tendons and ligaments. Ages:

Seniors 55+

Ongoing

Thurs. 11:10am – 11:55am No class on City Holidays

Location:

Multipurpose Room - Community Center

Fit Aerobics

This class is designed to get your heart rate up to a moderate level. Fit Aerobics will improve your heart, stretch muscles, and get the body moving. Ages:

Seniors 55+

Ongoing

Tues. & Thurs. 10:15am – 11:00am No class on City Holidays

Location: Multipurpose Room - Community Center

Cardio Kickboxing

Mix up your routine with the balance, coordination and strength building moves of boxing or kickboxing.  This highintensity class is great for a full body workout, incorporating a broad range of punches and athletic drills. 

Fit for Life 2

This class is designed for those who have prior experience using a resistance band or free weights. Primary focus is muscle strengthening. Resistance band and free weights are used while focusing on breathing techniques, proper alignment, and core training. Ages:

Seniors 55+

Ongoing

Mon. & Wed. 10:15am – 11:00am No class on City Holidays

Location:

Multipurpose Room - Community Center

Ages:

Adults

Ongoing

Tues. & Thurs. 9:00am – 10:00am No class on City Holidays

Location: Room 4 - Community Center

REGISTRATION FEE FOR:

Fit Aerobics, Fit for Life 2, Chair Fit Aerobics & Cario Kickboxing 6-class punch card: $21 res / $27 non-res 1 month unlimited pass: $35 res / $44 non-res Purchase your card at the Community Center Or pay the per class drop-in fee: $3.50 res / $4.50 non-res Punch passes are valid for 3 months from purchase

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* * * * * EXERCISE * * * * * Earl S. Hinds, L.Ac.

Designed for seniors of all levels. Come dance, move and have a good time while staying healthy.

Learn to meditate in motion and have fun and relax! Develop mental and physical flexibility. Reduce your stress with Tai Chi. Tai Chi strengthens your immune system. It improves your balance. This wonderful, 700 year-old art from Chinese physical culture calms your mind. No prior experience necessary.

Tai Chi for Seniors

Zumba Gold Days:

Tuesday / Thursday

Times:

1:30pm – 2:15pm

Location: Multipurpose Room Community Center

Krystle Dilley’s

Fit FOR LIFE 1

This class is for those who are just starting to work out using resistance bands. This class focuses on proper and effective strengthening techniques. All levels are welcome to join. Days:

Monday / Wednesday

Time:

9:15am – 10:00am

SENIORS

Jo Nash’s

Earl is a licensed acupuncturist with offices in Benicia and San Rafael. Monday 9:00am – 10:15am Intermediate Room 4 Wednesday 9:00am – 10:00am Intermediate Room 4 Thursday 9:00am – 10:00am Beginning Room 5 Friday 9:00am – 10:00am Beginning Room 4 Saturday 8:30am – 9:15am Beginning Room 4 9:15am – 9:45am Intermediate Room 4 Location:

Community Center

Location: Multipurpose Room Community Center

NEW DAY SATUR S CLA S

Buy a 10- or 20-class Punch Card good for:

Zumba Gold, Sr. Tai Chi & Fit for Life 1

10-class punch card: $13 res / $16 non-res • 20-class punch card: $24 res / $30 non-res Purchase your card at the Community Center or pay drop in fee: $2.00 res / $2.50 non-res

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Healthier Living develops healthier ways to live, gain confidence and motivation to manage your health and feel more positive about life. It is intended for people with chronic diseases, their family members and caregivers. Participants learn skills needed to manage symptoms, work with health care professionals, set weekly goals for behavior change, problem-solve, handle difficult emotions, eat well, practice relaxation techniques and exercise safely and easily. Healthier Living consist of six 2 ½ hour workshops that meet weekly.

Instructors: Dale Alexander & Jacqueline Horn Ages: Adults & Seniors Wednesdays 10:00am – 12:30pm Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb. 5 & 12 Feb. 19, 26, Mar. 5, 12, 19 & 26 Apr. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 & May 7 Reg. Fee.: Class Size:

FREE* Call (707) 643-1797 Min. 8 / Max. 16

*This program has been made possible by Solano Public Health, and CA4Health, a project of the Public Health Institute, with funding from the Centers for Disease Control.

TO REGISTER: Call the Area Agency on Aging Serving Napa and Solano Counties at (707) 643-1797. Registration for Benicia residents begins December 9, 2013 (Non-Res, December 16)

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POETRY @ THE LIBRARY First Tuesday Poetry Group

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First Tues. each month • 1/7, 2/4, 3/4 & 4/1 • 6:30 pm Read your poetry and listen to others with Benicia’s Poet Laureate, Lois Requist. Refreshments will be served. For up-to-date information on other poetry events go to www.BeniciaLibrary.org/Poet

SAN FRANCISCO SCOTTISH FIDDLERS • Saturday, March 1 • 6:30pm

Enjoy tunes drawn from the rich cultural background of the Western Isles, the northeast of Scotland, and Shetland including tunes from the great Scottish fiddling tradition that flourishes in Cape Breton Island off the northeast coast of Canada. The group, formed in 1986 to play traditional Scottish fiddle music, is known internationally and performs at annual concerts in the Bay Area, the annual winter fiddling retreat, and at special events such as fiddle rallies and Scottish Highland Games. 

TRIVIA BEE XXIII

TRIVIA TOAD MEETS THE MALTESE FALCON The Annual Library Trivia Bee will be held on Sat., Feb. 22. This is a fun evening of good food, great trivia and awesome costumes. Team and registration information is available at www.benicialibrary.org. Tickets go on sale on February 3. For more information call 707-746-4343.

BENICIA READS

THE MALTESE FALCON

Some of the book clubs will be reading The Maltese Falcon in January and February, and we’ll have plenty of copies for the whole community! Here are some special events: Jan. 17, 6:00: Film Noir themed Improve Show

Jan. 24, 6:30: We’ll be showing the classic movie The Maltese Falcon Jan. 31, 7:00: Fashion show

Feb. 5, 7:00: Discussion of The Maltese Falcon with local experts Mark Coggins and Dr. Richard Hutson Feb. 14–16: 48-Hour Film Contest - Open to all ages Feb. 19, 6:00: 48-Hour Mini Film Festival Feb. 22:

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LAWYERS IN THE LIBRARY First Thursday each month • 6:00pm January (canceled), February 6, March 6 & April 3 Sign ups begin at 5 p.m. in the Art Gallery hallway. This program is on a first come, first serve basis. Up to 16 people can be seen in an evening. Volunteer attorneys are available for up to a 20-minute consultation.

free tax preparation assistance Fridays: Feb. 7 – April 11 • Noon – 6:00pm

Free tax preparation service for low- to moderate-income taxpayers, with special attention to those 60 and older in Benicia, will be provided by the AARP Foundation and Solano County’s AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program.

ADULT BOOK CLUBS

Each month we discuss a book and pass out a new one. Come share your thoughts! To find out what the Book Clubs are reading or to pick up a copy, check at the Customer Service Desk or on the Library’s website: www.benicialibrary.org For more information, contact Helaine Bowles at 746-4358. Food For Thought Book Club First Monday each month

• 7:00 pm

Noon Mystery Book Club First Wednesday each month

• 12:00 pm

Mystery Book Club Fourth Thursday each month

• 7:00 pm

Evening Book Club Third Wednesday each month

• 7:00 pm

Kids’ Books for Adults Book Club Third Tuesday each month (except July) • 7:00 pm Twentysomething Book Club Date and Time TBA

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Events for Children at the Library Events & programs are open to everyone of the intended age. All are free of charge and do not require registration (except by groups). Most events are sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

* * SPECIAL EVENTS * * WINTER INDOORS For kids from 6 to 10 years

Tuesday, January 14th • 3:30pm - 4:45pm

BUILDING BLOCK PARTY

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AFTER-SCHOOL ZONE: A PLACE FOR HOMEWORK

For kids from 8 – 19 • Mon. – Thurs. • 3:30 – 5:00 pm Looking for somewhere to go after school? Try the After-School Zone at the Library! Drop in to study, eat, talk with friends, and play games. It’s free. We’re open every day that the Benicia public schools are open, except 1/13, 1/14, 2/5, 2/12, 3/5 & 4/29.

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In honor of the upcoming Olympics, come celebrate winter! Try wintry snacks, make a marshmallow snowman, and play with fake snow!

ONGOING EVENTS

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For kids from 6 to 14 years

Wednesday, February 5th • 3:30pm - 4:45pm We will provide the Legos and you provide the engineering! Ramp races, bridge building & more! Please leave your blocks at home.

BARBIE PARTY For kids from 7 to 12 years

Wednesday, March 5th • 3:30pm - 4:45pm We’ll have a Barbie clothes swap and a craft!

HANDS-ON SCIENCE For kids from 5 to 8 years

Tuesday, April 29th • 3:30pm - 4:45pm We’ll have several different stations set up with science activities!

DIAL-A-STORY – 746-4339 For kids from 3 ½ to 10

Make a free local call and listen to a short story recorded by our children’s librarian. There’s a new story every week.

WEEKLY STORYTIMES Baby Storytime

For a caregiver and a baby from 6 to 18 months Every Wednesday except 1/1 • 1:00pm

Toddler Storytime

For families with kids from 2 to 3 Every Wednesday except 1/1 • 10:30am

Preschool Storytime

For families with kids from 4 to 5 Every Tuesday • 10:30am

BOARD GAME EVENINGS

Fridays, 6:00 - 8:30 pm • 1/3, 2/7, 3/7 & 4/4 • all ages Board games are lots of fun. Come play; we’ll provide the games!

Hear great books and have a good time at the Library with your child. Each week a children’s librarian shares stories, songs, fingerplays, and more! These storytimes are FREE and held every single week at the Library -just drop in and join the fun.

Registration for Benicia residents begins December 9, 2013 (Non-Res, December 16)

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FuN for TEENS @ the Library All events & programs are FREE and open to teens. Funded by the Friends of the Library. Join in the fun!

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BHS IMPROV SHOW Friday, January 17th at 6:00pm

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All ages welcome. Join in the fun and watch this hilarious gang of slapstick superheroes perform at the Library for FREE! Bring all your friends!

48-HOUR FILM CONTEST

Friday, February 14 at 3:00pm until Sunday, February 16th at 3:00pm Open to all ages. You have 48 hours to create, film and edit an original masterpiece. Films are limited to 5 minutes or less in length and must contain: 1) a prop 2) a line 3) a location These elements will not be released until 2/14 at 3:00pm. Watch the winners at the 48-HOUR MINI FILM FESTIVAL on Wednesday, February 19th at 6:00pm.

T-SHIRT DESIGN CONTEST March 1 – March 30

DEADLINE: Sunday, March 30 at 5:30pm Want to win $100?? Come up with the best design for this year’s teen volunteer t-shirt. You do not have to be a teen volunteer to enter this contest. Entry forms and complete details are available at the Customer Service Desk of the Library or on our website at www.benicialibrary.org/ teens/teenevents. The design deadline is Sunday, March 30 at 5:30pm.

TEEN POETRY NIGHT Date and time to be determined

Celebrate National Poetry Month at the Teen Poetry Night! We will transform the Doña Benicia room into a coffee house full of java and treats while we listen to teen poetry! Bring your favorite poems to read (whether you or someone else wrote them) or choose a poem at the event!

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* * MONTHLY EVENTS * * TEEN ADVISORY BOARD Mondays • 6:00 – 7:00 pm January 27, Febuary 24, March 31 and April 28 Join us once a month for a free dinner to help plan our teen events. Please call (707) 746-4345 to let us know if you are coming. New teens & ideas are always welcome!

TEEN BOOK CLUB

For teens 13 – 19 • Mondays • 6:00 – 7:00 pm January 13: The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett February 10: A Game for Swallows by Zeina Abirached March 17:

Title by Author

April 21:

Title by Author

For more information on events for teens check us out online: www.BeniciaLibrary.org/Teens www.Facebook.com/TeenZoneBenicia Contact a Teen Librarian: teenzone@ci.benicia.ca.us

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ADULT LITERACY & ESL

Children’s BOOK CLUBS

All services offered at the Library

Adult Literacy Tutoring

MIDDLE SCHOOL BOOK CLUB

For kids in 6th, 7th and 8th grades • 4:00pm – 5:00 pm January 21:

When Zachary Beaver Came to Town by Kimberley Willis Holt

Febuary 18:

Malcolm X: By Any Means Necessary by Walter Dean Myers

March 18:

Pictures of Hollis Woods by Patricia Reilly Giff

April 8:

Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson

Tuesday & Wednesday mornings • 10:00 – 11:30am Adults are invited to join our free ESL Conversation Groups to build, strengthen and practice English language skills. Improve your conversational English and make new friends! Also work on writing skills every other week. Held at the library.

ESL (English as a Second Language) CLASS – Beginning Level

For kids in 2nd and 3rd grades • 3:30 – 4:30 pm

Julian, Secret Agent by Ann Cameron

Febuary 25:

Bunnicula by Deborah and James Howe

March 25:

Maybelle the Cable Car by Virginia Lee Burton

April 22:

Amber Brown Is Not a Crayon by Paula Danzlger

Monday & Thursday mornings • 10:00am – 12:00pm Using the Mango and Rosetta Stone programs you can improve your English speaking, reading and writing skills. Also learn to type or surf the Internet. Look for employment online and prepare your resume! Use online programs to help prepare for the GED, occupational tests or job skills. Hands-on support and volunteer tutors are available to help you. Free! Held at the Library.

ESL (English as a Second Language) Conversation Group

JUNIOR KIDS’ BOOK CLUB January 28:

Learner Computer Lab

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Pick up a copy of the next meeting’s book at the Information Desk. Read the book ahead of time on your own. Then come to the Book Club to talk about the book and eat snacks.

Free one-on-one tutoring to anyone who: • lives or works in Benicia • is over 16 • is out of school • wants to improve their basic reading and writing skills Meet in the library weekly at a convenient time with a trained tutor.

Tuesday & Thursday Afternoons • 1:00pm- 2:30pm Build your skills in reading, writing and speaking English as A Second Language. Study grammar and vocabulary for the use of English in everyday living. Class, workbook and dictionary are free. Held at the library.

KIDS’ BOOK CLUB

For kids in 4th and 5th grades • 3:30 – 4:30 pm January 7:

Sidekicks by Dan Santat

Febuary 4:

The Malted Falcon by Bruce Hale

March 4:

Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Richard Atwater

April 1:

Locomotion by Jacqueline Woodson

BECOME A VOLUNTEER Give the gift of reading - become an adult literacy volunteer tutor and help change someone’s life!

For more information on how to participate either as a student or tutor, call the Literacy Office at (707) 746-4341, or visit www.benicialibrary.org/literacy

Registration for Benicia residents begins December 9, 2013 (Non-Res, December 16)

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TREE INFORMATION & PHOTOS FROM AROUND TOWN

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PHOTOS BY MAE PHOTOGRAPHY

Registration for Benicia residents begins December 9, 2013 (Non-Res, December 16)

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FACILITY RENTALS Looking for a place to have a picnic, BBQ, wedding reception, or birthday party? Need a place for basketball practice or a volleyball game with friends and neighbors? Facilities are available for a very reasonable fee.

Reservations

Reservations are accepted at the Parks and Community Services Department. No reservations can be taken by telephone. Copies of facility use regulations may be obtained from the Parks and Community Services Department, 370 East “L” Street. Reservations may be submitted 1 year prior to your planned event at the Clock Tower and Picnic Areas and 3 months prior at the Youth Center, Senior Center, Community Center and City Gym. Reservations are accepted on a first come first serve basis. Local non-profit groups may submit an application 13 months prior to the planned event. *Non-Residents can reserve parks and the gazebo 4 months prior to planned event.For more information, Call the Department Office at 746-4285.

PICNIC AREA RENTALS Picnic areas may be reserved for group picnics, barbecues, or children’s parties.

Jack London Park:

596 Rose Drive

Civic Center Park:

151 East “K” Street

City Park:

First Street at Military West

Community Park:

Community Park Drive

Fees Per Use:

$39 per section / res $113 per section / non-res

Marina Green Lawn Area & Marina Pavilion Rental Hours: 6 hour max. Fees Per Use: $230 res / $325 non-res Deposit: $250 Deposit Additional insurance is required.

City Park Gazebo:

INDOOR FACILITIES CLOCK TOWER • 1189 Washington Street

The Clock Tower is the largest facility with a maximum capacity of 750 people (536 seating capacity). The Clock Tower serves as a multiple use facility for dances, private parties, receptions, and community functions. A facility attendant is scheduled for the duration of the rental and additional security may be required by Benicia PD. Rental Hours:

Mon – Thurs 8:00am – 11:00pm

Fri / Sat / Sun 8:00am – 1:00am

Fees:

Mon–Thur Fri-Sun

Residents:

$47/hr $79/hr

Non-Residents:

$98/hr $113/hr

Local Non-Profit: Daily: $19/hr Clean-up/ Damage Deposit: $1,000 for private rentals $200 for local non-profit Additional insurance is required.

CITY GYM • 180 East L Street This facility is available to rent for sporting activities only during non-business hours to sports related groups and individuals. Available days and hours vary seasonally and may not be available during certain times of the year. There is one three-fourth regulation size basketball court and two full size volleyball courts available. Max. capacity is 400. Fees per hour:

Res. $39/hr

Non-Res $53/hr

Local Non-Profit $19 /hr

Additional insurance is required.

First Street at Military West

The gazebo can be reserved on a rental basis for groups of 75 or less. Rental of this facility is limited to the Gazebo and the concrete section adjacent to it. Fees Per 6-hr. period: $230 res / $325 non - res Deposit: $250

Additional insurance is required.

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FACILITY RENTALS YOUTH CENTER • 150 East K Street

A great place for a birthday party, small bridal shower or family gathering! (2 hour minimum)

SENIOR CENTER • 1201 East 2nd Street

A great place for a birthday party, small bridal shower or family gathering! (2 hour minimum)

Rental Hours:

Everyday, 8:00am – 10:00pm

Rental Hours:

Everyday, 8:00am – 10:00pm

Mon - Thurs

Mon - Thurs

Resident-Large Room Non-Res – Large Room Resident – Small Room Non-Res – Small Room Local Non-Profit Daily:

$31/hour $68/hour $19/hour $39/hour

Fri / Sat / Sun $47/hour $83/hour $27/hour $45.50/hour

$19 / hour large room

$11 / hour small room Clean-up/ Damage Deposit: $200 Additional insurance is required. Note: Facility does not permit alcohol at rentals.

Resident-Large Room

$31/hour

Fri / Sat / Sun $47/hour

Non-Res – Large Room $68/hour

$83/hour

Resident – Small Room

$27/hour

$19/hour

Non-Res – Small Room $39/hour

$45.50/hour

Local Non-Profit Daily:

$19 / hour large room

$11 / hour small room

Clean-up/ Damage Deposit: $200 Additional insurance is required.

BENICIA COMMUNITY CENTER 370 East L Street Formerly the “Mills Elementary School” the Community Center is now home to the Parks & Community Services Department offices & is used for a variety of activities and classes daily. The facility has meeting rooms, classrooms, and a large multipurpose room that may be reserved for meetings, seminars, and private parties. The smaller rooms have seating capacity of 20 people and the multipurpose room can seat up to 120 people. Rental Hours:

Mon - Fri , 7:00am – 9:00pm Saturday, 10:00am – 6:00pm Sunday, 11:00am – 5:00pm

Hourly Fees: Resident Non-Resident Local Non-Profit Prices subject to change

Mon - Fri $31 $68 $19

Clean-up/ Damage Deposit:

Sat - Sun $47 $83 $19

Private Groups $500 Local non-profit $200

Note: Facility does not permit alcohol at rentals.

Insurance is required. Fess depends on type of event.

Registration for Benicia residents begins December 9, 2013 (Non-Res, December 16)

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ADVERTISING

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ADVERTISING

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IN THE ACTIVITY GUIDE Full Page 1/2 Page 1/4 Page 1/8 Page

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$390 $200 $104 $55

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$507 $260 $136 $72

Registration for Benicia residents begins December 9, 2013 (Non-Res, December 16)

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ADVERTISING Hosting a large event? The Benicia Clock Tower is an affordable and versatile facility available to rent year-round More info on pg 42.

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ADVERTISING

Join the Swim Team The Benicia Stingrays Swim Team invites you to join our team. New coaches, new friends, new fun! Improve your strokes and have a great season competing in a safe and supportive place.

Open Registration: Begins February 15th Swimmers: Ages 4 – 18 years old Season: April 29th – August 3rd Fitness Swimmers: For those who don’t want to compete. Season is June 10 – August 3 For more information visit www.bsrswim.org or email membership@bsrswim.org Registration for Benicia residents begins December 9, 2013 (Non-Res, December 16)

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FIVE EASY WAYS TO REGISTER FOR CLASSES 1. IN PERSON Visit the Benicia Parks and Community Services Office at 370 East L Street. Office hours are 8:30am –5:00pm; During hours of operation at the James Lemos Swim Center, 181 East J Street and the Community Center, 370 East L Street. 2. DROP OFF For your early morning and after hours convenience we have a secure drop box at the Community Center, East 4th Street & L Street by deck above parking lot. Aquatics registration can be dropped at James Lemos Pool mailbox, outside the building. 3. FAX IN Fax registration form and credit card information to (707) 747-8118. 4. MAIL IN You can pay by check, MasterCard or Visa. Mail your completed form with payment to: Benicia Parks and Community Services 250 East L Street, Benicia, CA 94510 5. ON-LINE http://online.activenetwork.com/benicia

Cancellation Policy Full credits are given to cancellations received seventy-two (72) hours prior to the first class, unless otherwise noted in the program description. Failure to attend a program or “no show” will not be granted a credit.Trip refunds will only be considered with prior notice of fifteen (15) business days before trip departure. Some exceptions apply and are at the discretion of the program supervisor. If you are not satisfied with any of the programs please contact the program supervisor. Satisfaction Guarantee Policy We guarantee that all program descriptions accurately explain what is offered. Please review the desired class details to ensure the program fits your needs. Times, dates and location of classes are subject to change. If you are not satisfied with a recreation class, program or service, or for more information on requesting a refund, please contact us at (707) 746-4285. This guarantee does not apply to youth and adult sports leagues, trips, facility rentals, recreation swim and single day events or activities. Registration General Information Classes may be cancelled due to lack of enrollment. Pre-registration helps to avoid unnecessary class cancellations. Benicia Residents pay a discounted fee. Residents must reside within the city limits of Benicia or show proof of employment in Benicia. To show verification of residency, please bring a picture ID and a City of Benicia utility bill or tax receipt.

Registration for Benicia Residents Begins December 9, 2013 / Non-Residents, December 16

Make checks payable to: CITY OF BENICIA 50

Questions? Call (707) 746-4285

Benicia Parks & Community Services Department • (707) 746-4285 • www.ci.benicia.ca.us



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