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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

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 Kimberley Funk, Chairperson Rich Payne, Vice-Chairperson Rufus Bunch Nancy Cockerham Alison Fleck Ernest Gutierrez John McGuire 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 Megan Beemon, Account Clerk Debbi Bray, Administrative Clerk Victor Randall, Management Analyst 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 April 7, 2014 (Non-Res, April 14)

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Dear Benicia Residents, Please take a moment to view all the activities Benicia is offering this summer season. The availability of these programs is just one example of the many special qualities that make Benicia such a wonderful place. I am immensely proud of the City Council, City employees, volunteers and residents whose hard work and commitment to the community have helped to preserve Benicia’s small-town charm and quality of life. This has been particularly challenging over the last few years due to the Great Recession. However despite record economic hardship, Benicia has done an admirable job of weathering the storm. Our City continues to be one of the best places to live, work and raise a family. In 2013 Benicia boasted the lowest unemployment rate in Solano County at 4.4% and was named one of the safest cities in America.

Brad Kilger City Manager

The Great Recession has had profound impacts on the way we work and live. It has also fundamentally changed how cities fund and deliver services. Public services in Benicia, such as police, fire, recreation and park, and street maintenance, are primarily funded through a combination of property, sales and utility user taxes. These revenues significantly dropped during the economic downturn and it is anticipated that it may be several years before they return to pre-recession levels. The City has responded to this drop in funding through elimination of staff positions, restructuring of duties, employee compensation reductions and strategic reductions in non-critical services. While this has assisted the City in maintaining a balanced budget, it has reduced the level and quality of services the community has traditionally enjoyed. Therefore if we are to maintain Benicia’s quality of life it will require modifications in the services we offer and the manner in which they are funded and delivered. To this end the City Council has initiated the Sustainable Community Services Strategy. The purpose of this effort is to take a comprehensive look at the organization and identify the desired service levels and the financial commitment that will be needed to sustain these services. Of course in order to achieve an effective result, we need to engage the community. Over the next 18 months your participation and civic engagement will establish how we develop and implement modifications to our services. Your voice could significantly affect the direction of our City. While the choices and decisions we face in the coming months will be difficult, I am confident this community will do its part to ensure that Benicia retains its unique and outstanding quality of life. Respectfully,

Brad Kilger, City Manager

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Plan Your Great Day by the Bay in Benicia! The City of Benicia’s tourism effort highlights Benicia’s key attractions; our vibrant arts community, our rich history and historic assets, our unique shopping and dining, and our gorgeous waterfront. Whether you’re exploring what’s new to you, rediscovering Benicia, or showing it off to visiting friends or family, we want to call your attention to all Benicia has to offer. Our website, www.VisitBenicia.org, will point you in the right direction for A Great Day by the Bay in Benicia! VisitBenicia.org has visitor information and links to our blogs, newsletters, Facebook & Twitter feeds, and our YouTube channel. You’ll find information on the Arts tab that includes visual arts, glass art, performing arts, public art, and the City-sponsored Art Walk. On the History tab, you’ll find an overview of Benicia history and info on museums and historical sites. The Waterfront tab has info on our scenic waterfront, marina, and outdoor recreation. Check out the Shopping-Dining-Spa tab and the Lodging tab to stay and play. The Events tab features a handy events calendar to help you get the most out of what Benicia has to offer. Here are just some of the upcoming events: April 24

Farmers Market begins

June 21

Wine Walk

April 27

Benicia Classic Car Show

July 3

Torchlight Parade

May 3-4

Benicia Artists’ Open Studios

July 4

Freedom Festival

May 10

Vintage Home Tour

July 12

Second Saturday Art Walk

May 10

Second Saturday Art Walk

July 26-27 Benicia Waterfront Festival

TOURISM May 17-18 Benicia in Bloom June 14

Second Saturday Art Walk

August 9

Benicia Peddler’s Fair

August 26 Taste of First Street

Check out the VisitBenicia.org Events Calendar along with events sponsored by the Parks & Community Services Department and the Benicia Public Library featured in this Benicia Guild to help you plan your Great Summer by the Bay in Benicia!

Registration for Benicia residents begins April 7, 2014 (Non-Res, April 14)

www.VisitBenicia.org

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PRESCHOOL

California Gymnastic sERVICES 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 # 18223

Mondays 2:45pm – 3:30pm May 5, 12, 19, June 2 & 9 (No class 5/26)

Course # 18224 18225

Mondays 3:00pm – 3:45pm June 16, 23, 30, July 7 & 14 July 21, 28, Aug. 4, 11 & 18

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 # 18255

Mondays 2:00pm – 2:45pm May 5, 12, 19, June 2 & 9 (No class 5/26)

Course # Mondays 2:15pm – 3:00pm 18256 June 16, 23, 30, July 7 & 14 18257 July 21, 28, Aug. 4, 11 & 18 For either class... Reg. Fee: $70 res / $87 non-res (5 classes) Class Size: Min. 6 / Max. 8 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

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:

5 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

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Renee Day-Roa’s

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 # 18131 18130 18132 Reg. Fee: Class Size: Location: Performance:

Thursdays 3:00pm – 3:45pm May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 & June 5 June 12, 19, 26, July 3, 10 & 17 Juy 24, 31, Aug. 7, 14, 21 & 28 $97 res / $121 non-res (6 weeks) Min. 4 / Max.18 Room 4 - Community Center Last day of class in Multipurpose Room

Tiny Tots Preschool

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.

PRESCHOOL

Preschool Hip Hop

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. Space IS limited (per class) and there may currently be a wait list. Please call Lindsay Dion at 746-4771 for more info. Instructors: Jill Lowell & Kathleen Lugliani (M/W/F) Debbie Hoppe & Debra Rossi (T/Th) 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)

Jo Nash’s

Little Ones Tap / Ballet

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. Ages:

3 – 6 years

Course # 18134 18138 18135

Thursdays 4:30pm – 5:15pm May 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 June 5, 12, 19, 26 & July 10 (no class 7/3) July 17, 24, 31, Aug. 7 & 14

Course # 18133 18136 18137

Saturdays 9:00am – 9:45am May 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 June 7, 14, 21, 28 & July 12 (no class 7/5) July 19, 26, Aug. 2, 9 & 16

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:

Tiny Tots Room - Community Center

Reg. Fee: $62 res / $77 non-res (5 weeks) Class Size: Min. 4 / Max.18 Performance: Date, time TBD Location: Room 5 - Community Center Registration for Benicia residents begins April 7, 2014 (Non-Res, April 14)

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PRESCHOOL

Preschool Summer Fun Camps

Join us for some summer fun as we explore a variety of themes sure to please your preschooler! Campers will enjoy many different age-appropriate activities, planned to promote self-discovery and working with others in a preschool classroom setting. Children must be potty-trained.

FUN DAY CAMPS

Ages: Time: Instructors: Class Size: Location:

3 1/2 – 5 years 9:00am – 11:30am Debbie Hoppe & Debra Rossi Min. 5 / Max. 18 children per class Tiny Tots Room - Community Center

Course # 18265 18267 18269 18271 18273 18275 18277 18279

Camp Dates June 16 – June 20 June 23 – June 27 June 30 – July 4 (No class 7/4) July 7 – July 11 July 14 – July 18 July 21 – July 25 July 28 – Aug. 1 Aug. 4 – Aug. 8

Reg. Fees Per Week: M/W/F $52 res / $65 non-res Fees are prorated for the week of June 30th $35 res / $44 non-res Theme Disney’s Magical Kingdom Discovering Dinosaurs Ooey Gooey Messy Fun Teddy Bear Picnic Sculpt It – Shape It – Mold It Creepy Crawlies in My Garden Let’s Go to the Zoo Under the Sea

Pre K “Wonder Works”

Join us at Pre-K “Wonder Works” for fun-filled afternoons & a taste of Summer Camp for your child entering Kindergarten. We have a camp packed full of hands on themed based activities designed to spark your child’s imagination! Completed Emergency Form is required on first day of camp. Ages: Day: Time: Staff:

Entering Kindergarten in Fall 2014

Course # 18283 18284 18285 18286 18287

Dates July 1 – July 3 July 8 – July 10 July 15 – July 17 July 22 – July 24 July 29 – July 31

Preschool experience is a MUST

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 12:30pm – 3:00pm Jill Lowell & Kathleen Lugliani

Reg. Fee: $58 res / $65 non-res Class Size: Min. 5 / Max. 15 children per class Location: Tiny Tots Room - Community Center Theme Simple Science Dribble Drabble Art I Can Build It Let’s Go Camping Jumpstart into Kindergarten

Note: A snack is provided. If your child has special dietary needs, please send them with their own snack.

MAD SCIENCE CAMPS

Reg. Fee: $115 res / $143 non-res Class Size: Min. 10 / Max. 15 Location: Room 3- Comm. Center

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DINO-EXPLORERS

Do you like dinosaurs? Do you know what they liked to eat and how they lived? In this preschool camp you’ll become a dinosaur expert and go on a dinosaur hunt! You’ll dig for dinosaurs, study their bones, and learn about their food and the places they lived. You’ll see just how the different dinosaurs, big and small, used their bodies to survive in a prehistoric world! When we’re done you’ll know so much about your favorite dinosaur that you might even become one! Ages:

Course # 18149 18152

4 – 5 years Mon – Thurs 9:00am – 12:00pm June 16 – 19 June 30 – July 3

LITTLE GREEN THUMBS Blossoming minds will love this week! Specially designed for the pre-K or kindergartener, this camp teaches all about the amazing things that happen in the garden. Learn that plants, fruits, and vegetables start from seeds. Explore what they need to grow and survive and where they get those things as we study weather. Discover the role that bugs and butterflies play in making your garden grow. Ages:

Course # 18150 18151

4 – 5 years Mon- Thurs 9:00am – 12:00pm July 7 –10 Aug. 11 –14

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LifeSavers! by TAMRA WILSON

Help, 911!

Help, 911 stresses the importance and the need for children to know how to use 911 in emergency situations. Your child will learn to be confident, stay calm, dial 911 and much more. With a bit of information, and a lot of fun, your child will be a 911 pro by the end of this exciting 5 week course! 3 – 5 years

Course # 18171 18172 18173

Mondays 3:00pm – 3:45pm May 5, 12, 19, June 2 & 9 (no class 5/26) June 16, 23, 30, July 7 & 14 July 21, 28, Aug. 4, 11 & 25 (no class 8/18)

Reg. Fee: $67 res / $83 non-res Class Size: Mon. 6 / Max. 16 Location: Room 1 - Community Center

Stranger Smarts

Stranger=Danger? Not all the time. In this 5 week series your child will learn the true meaning of stranger, how to get away from the strangers that make them feel unsafe, and our 4 word mantra that could make all the difference if your child is in a dangerous situation. Don’t be afraid, be smart! Ages:

3 – 5 years

Course # 18174 18175 18176

Wednesdays 3:00pm – 3:45pm May 7, 14, 21, 28 & June 4 June 11, 18, 25, July 2 & 9 July 23, 30, Aug. 6, 13 & 27 (no class 8/20)

Ages:

5 – 7 years

Course # 18177 18178 18179

Wednesdays 4:00pm – 4:45pm May 7, 14, 21, 28 & June 4 June 11, 18, 25, July 2 & 9 July 23, 30, Aug. 6, 13 & 27 (no class 8/20)

Reg. Fee: $87 res / $108 non-res Class Size: Mon. 6 / Max. 16 Location: Room 1 - Community Center

Have you ever seen a child fall over and hurt their leg? Or maybe you’ve seen a young girl or boy with a nose bleed? Imagine your child being able to help in those situations; that’s what first aid is all about. In this 5 week series your child will learn how to physically and emotionally help others in need of first aid. Big or small, anyone can save a life! Ages:

5 – 7 years

Course # 18180 18181 18182

Fridays 4:00pm – 4:45pm May 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 June 6, 13, 20, 27 & July 11 (no class 7/4) July 18, 25, Aug. 1, 8 & 22 (no class 8/15)

Reg. Fee: $87 res / $108 non-res Class Size: Mon. 6 / Max. 16 Location: Room 1 - Community Center

FUN DAY CAMPS

Ages

LifeSavers! First Aid

PRESCHOOL

NEW

Healthy Cooking with Kids Summer Program

The goal of “Healthy Cooking with Kids” is to teach children the necessary skills and knowledge to make healthy food choices. All recipes are vegetarian made from scratch with fresh ingredients. Material fee: Location:

$20 paid to instructor Kitchen - Community Center

Note: Participants should wear comfortable clothing.

Preschool Healthy Cooking Ages:

3 – 5 years

Course # Mon.-Thurs. 18183 June 23 – 26 18184 July 21 – 24

9:00am – 10:00am

Reg. Fee: $62 res / $77 non-res Class Size: Min. 5 / Max. 10

Healthy Baking Ages:

5 – 14 years

Course # Mon.-Thurs. 18188 June 23 – 26 18189 July 21 – 24

11:00am – 12:30pm

Class Size: Min. 5 / Max. 15 Reg. Fee: $82 res / $102 non-res Registration for Benicia residents begins April 7, 2014 (Non-Res, April 14)

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MAD SCIENCE CAMPS

YOUTH & TEENS

CRAZY CHEMWORKS

FUN DAY CAMPS

Get ready to lose your mind in the vast and exciting world of chemistry!  This camp is full of reactions, observations, solutions, suspensions, explosions, concoctions, perplexions, digestions, reflections, and Dalmatians (kidding), just to name a few!  You will challenge your friends in the labware game, combat evaporation, be amazed at the awesome power of glue technology and trigger some shocking chemical reactions.  You’ll snoop out counterfeit money, launch chemical explosions (not TOO big) and learn how and why the chemical world works.  So dive into our fantastically fun pool of chemical experimentation!  Just don’t mix this one with that one or you might blow up the universe! Course # 18139

Mon – Fri 9:00am – 12:00pm

June 23 – 27 6 – 9 years

18140

1:00pm – 4:00pm

9 – 12 years

MAD LAB

Come to the Mad Lab and go scientifically bonkers with a super cool variety of science topics. In Radical Reactions you’ll create gases, control chemical reactions and even generate power - with chemicals! In Chemical Counting you’ll see awesome chemical magic, build model molecules and electroplate coins! In Cell City you’ll build models of the inner machinery of cells, unravel DNA and break a secret code. In Birds and the Beasts you’ll examine bugs and birds and even what they just ate - yuck! In Organ Trail you’ll learn about the amazing YOU from the inside out - from bones to brains to heart and lungs and more! Course # 18145

Mon – Fri 9:00am – 12:00pm

July 14 – 18 6 – 9 years

18146

1:00pm – 4:00pm

9 – 12 years

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Reg. Fee:

$150 res / $188 non res

Class Size:

Min. 10 / Max. 20 campers

Location:

Room 3 - Community Center

EUREKA! The Inventors’ Camp

NEW

Be inspired by the most famous inventors in history - Ben Franklin, the Wright Brothers, Leonardo da Vinci, Rube Goldberg! - and create your OWN inventions! Use their techniques to break through a series of modern day challenges. You will learn how to invent solutions and make them come to life, just like these legendary innovators did. Construct catapults and forts, design underwater vehicles, build a mini-amplifier, and assemble a working light saber to take home. Thomas Edison said invention is 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration, but this camp is 100% fun. Add the Inventor’s Proving Ground camp to test even more awesome designs! Course # 18141

Mon – Fri 9:00am – 12:00pm

July 21 – 25 6 – 9 years

18142

1:00pm – 4:00pm

9 – 12 years

CRASH TEST! The Inventor’s Proving Ground

NEW

Put your inventions to the ultimate test! Take designs that you and others create -  inspired by the minds and methods of the greatest inventors - and put them to the ultimate test. You’ll pit your catapults against a fort’s protective walls, tweak wacky contraptions until they knock your socks off, escape a deserted island in your homemade boat, and see if your space capsule design can withstand the tremendous forces of launch and re-entry! Add the Eureka! camp for even more invention fun! Course # 18147

Mon – Fri 9:00am – 12:00pm

July 28 – Aug 1 6 – 9 years

18148

1:00pm – 4:00pm

9 – 12 years

  

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MAD SCIENCE CoNT. RADICAL ROBOTS

Course # Mon – Fri 18143 9:00am – 12:00pm

ADVANCED ROBOTS

NEW

August 4 – 8 8 – 12 years

Material Fee: $40 for a robot kit is due at the first day. (Check or money order- payable to “Mad Science”)

NASA-Journey Into Outer Space Mad Science and NASA have teamed up to bring you the excitement and wonder of space in this new voyage of discovery.  See the principles of thrust and propulsion at work in a real rocket launch.  Explore the atmosphere on earth and beyond.  Watch star dust burn, and journey through a galaxy as you investigate the life cycle of stars.  Explore the farthest reaches of our solar system and create a lunar eclipse in the “mad” planetary tour.  Probe the mysteries of meteors and bounce around satellite light as you learn about space phenomena.  Experience the life of an astronaut as you suit up for a space flight and then perform spacecraft repairs. This is an experience that is truly out of this world! Mon – Fri 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Class size:

Min. 12 / Max 24

Reg. fee:

$152 res / $190 non-res

Material fee: $20 paid to Instructor. 

NG COOKI !! FUN!

August 11 – 15 6 – 12 year

Ultimate Chef - Basics

Students learn the basics in making favorite popular dishes including mac and cheese, chicken tenders, and pizza.  Chefs learn how to make recipes with adult supervision.  Our program focuses on food safety, healthy alternatives for popular dishes, and food preparation techniques.  On the final day of camp, chefs will prepare a dazzling display for parents. Lunch is made by students everyday.  Course# 18193

Mon – Fri July 7 – 11

9:00am – 4:00pm

Location:

Kitchen - Community Center

NEW

My Own Cooking Show

FUN DAY CAMPS

Great Scott!  We need you to control our robots before they get the upper hand and take over the world! In this camp you will learn about robotic control and also program the amazing Parallax “Scribbler 2” robot with its Graphical User Interface programming language. A series of increasing challenges are designed to earn you mastery of this sinister mechanical menace! If you are victorious and there is time you will employ light sensors and program flags to follow lines, avoid obstacles and navigate mazes. Get ready to fire up your skills of deductive reasoning and problem solving. By the end you’ll be convinced that you have a new super-power!   (An additional materials fee of $40 for a robot kit is due at the first day of camp.)

Course # 18190

7 – 17 years

August 4 – 8 6 – 12 years

Material Fee: $25 for a robot kit is due at the first day. (Check or money order- payable to “Mad Science”)

Course # Mon – Fri 18144 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Ages:

YOUTH & TEENS

Robots are taking over! Learn all about robots and how they are used in our world. Perform experiments with cool robots including sound-sensing robots, line-tracking robots, light-sensing robots and even robots that can play soccer! Cool! Discover the science of circuits and how robots use sensors to explore things around them. Throughout this camp, you will make your own robot (it’s a new one this year) and take it home at the end of the week!

* Creative Kids Camps *

Students will create a recipe, plan a segment, and film their first episode of their own cooking show. Students will spend the week perfecting their recipe, practicing their segment, and helping others develop their shows.  Students will need to bring a lunch everyday.   Course# 18194

Mon – Fri August 4 – 8

9:00am – 4:00pm

Location:

Kitchen - Community Center

Check out the calendar on the last page of the guide and the back cover for loads of fun stuff to keep kids busy this summer.

Registration for Benicia residents begins April 7, 2014 (Non-Res, April 14)

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* * * lego camps by Class Size: Min. 11 / Max. 24 children Reg. Fee:

$150 res / $188 non-res

Location:

Room 2 - Community Center

YOUTH & TEENS

Pre-Engineering using LEGO®

Let your imagination run wild with tens of thousands of LEGO®! Build engineer-designed projects such as boats, bridges, mazes and motorized cars, and use special pieces to create your own unique design! Explore the endless creative possibilities of the LEGO® building system with the guidance of an experienced Play-Well instructor. This is an ideal way to prepare young builders for the challenge of Engineering FUNdamentals.

FUN DAY CAMPS

Ages:

5–7

Course # 18195

Mon – Fri June 16 – 20

9:00am – 12:00pm

Engineering FUNdamentals using LEGO® Power up your engineering skills with Play-Well TEKnologies and tens of thousands of LEGO®! Apply realworld concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through engineer-designed projects such as arch bridges, skyscrapers, motorized cars, and the Battletrack! Design and build as never before, and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment. An experienced instructor will challenge new and returning students to engineer at the next level. Ages:

7 – 12

Course # 18196

Mon – Fri June 16 – 20   

1:00pm – 4:00pm

Ninjaneering using LEGO® Enter the world of Ninjago and become an apprentice Ninjaneer! Learn the way of Spinjitzu, build the Fire Temple, race Skull Trucks, and encounter the mighty Dragon! Imagine and build unique and fun LEGO projects with the guidance of an experienced Play-Well instructor while exploring the fantasy world of Ninjago. This is an ideal way to prepare young Ninjaneers for the challenge of Ninjaneering Masters with LEGO camp.

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Ages:

5–7

Course # 18197

Mon – Fri August 11 – 15

9:00am – 12:00pm

teknologies * * * NEW Ninjaneering Masters using LEGO®

Master the world of Ninjago by becoming a Ninjaneer! Tame the Ice Dragon, motorize your Blade Cycle, design the Dark Fortress, and hone your Spinjitzu battle skills! In this advanced LEGO camp, Ninjaneering masters will learn real world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture while exploring the fantasy world of Ninjago. Ages:

7 – 12

Course # 18198

Mon – Fri August 11 – 15

1:00pm – 4:00pm

Jr. Robotics using LEGO® WeDo

NEW

Build and program robots in this introductory Robotics class using the LEGO WeDo system. Learn basic programming skills, simple engineering concepts, and the names of robot components. Work in small groups to complete several projects using tilt and motion sensors. This is a great way to prepare young Robotics enthusiasts for our more advanced Robotics programs. Ages:

6–8

Course # 18199

Mon – Fri July 14-18

9:00am – 12:00pm

Robotics using LEGO® NXT

NEW

Build and program robots using the LEGO Mindstorms NXT system! Learn about mechanical and software design, loops, conditional statements, problem solving, and teamwork skills. Work in small groups, program and build your robot, and rise to the challenge. Control the robot to avoid obstacles, pick up and carry objects, and play sounds. Projects are structured so that students work in an open-ended, investigative environment while having fun. Ages:

9 – 12

Course # 18200

Mon – Fri July 14-18     

Reg. Fee:

$180 res / $225 non-res

1:00pm – 4:00pm

Class Size: Min. 11 / Max.16 children

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


incrediflix MOVie camps

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Camps are focused on expanding imagination and creativity using hands on activities. Kids learn brainstorming, story structure, and story boarding in all camps. In animation camps, kids create characters, backgrounds, film, and do voice-overs (this is not computer animated animation, they will be making, moving, and filming the characters themselves).

Lego Flix

All flix downloadable within a month after camp ends Mon – Fri June 23 – 27

9:00am – 12:00pm

Class Size:

Min. 6 / Max. 14

Location:

Room 1 - Community Center

Creature Flix

Make your very own creatures and make them look like they’re running around the room in this wild stop motion animation camp! After designing and creating your cardboard creatures, you and your group will write the story, film your movies, and add your own voice overs and sound effects in this one of a kind camp where your creatures can go anywhere you go. All flix downloadable within a month after camp ends. 1:00pm – 4:00pm

All flix downloadable within a month after camp ends. Course# 18429

Mon – Fri August 4 – 8

9:00am – 12:00pm

Class Size:

Min. 6 / Max. 14

Location:

Room 2 - Community Center

Filmmaking Flix

Do you want to have a blast making a movie? You don’t have to be an actor to star in these movies that you make from “Action” to “That’s a wrap.” We’ll guide you through the Hollywood process as you brainstorm, location scout, bring in props and costumes, act and Direct in a collaborated movie that will be fun for the entire audience.

Course# 18428

Mon – Fri June 23 – 27

Class Size:

Min. 6 / Max. 14

Course# 18427

Mon – Fri August 4 – 8

Location:

Room 1 - Community Center

Class Size:

Min. 6 / Max. 14

Location:

Room 2 - Community Center

Ages:

7 – 13 years

Reg Fee:

$182 res / $227 non-res

FUN DAY CAMPS

Course# 18426

In this fast paced camp, students will create up to 5 stop motion animated flix! Each day you’ll use a new style of stop motion, combining the favorites of past years with some completely new styles, making this camp new each year for everyone to enjoy! It’s the ultimate arts and crafts camp where campers create, direct, and film their movies in age appropriate groups.

YOUTH & TEENS

We know you love Legos and can create incredible Lego worlds, now it’s time to bring those worlds to life in Lego Stop Motion Animated Flix! We provide the Legos, and you provide Your imagination. Students will create a Lego set with Lego characters for a movie they storyboard, write, shoot, and voice over in age appropriate groups.

Animation Flix

All flix downloadable within a month after camp ends. 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Material Fee: $30 paid to IncrediFlix for

production. Fee covers the editing, production, and animation materials.

ALL FLIX PROJECTS WILL BE AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD FROM THE INCREDIFLIX WEBSITE WITHIN A MONTH AFTER CAMP ENDS

Registration for Benicia residents begins April 7, 2014 (Non-Res, April 14)

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adventures day camps

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School’s Out & ADC is back and ready to ROCK YOUR SUMMER! Our team of dedicated staff is looking forward to another summer of working hard and playing even harder! Staff members are First Aid and CPR certified. Special Events and Entertainment are on Wednesdays throughout the summer.

YOUTH & TEENS

Camp meets Monday- Friday from 7:00am-6:30pm Register early. Space is limited. Campers are accepted on a first come, first serve basis.

School Aged Summer Day Camp Grades 1-5

FUN DAY CAMPS

Students entering 1st-5th grades are invited to ADC for games & sports, arts & crafts, cooking, science & nature, swimming & weekly themed entertainment and much more! What a great way to spend your summer, hanging out with friends and meeting new ones, special events, swimming and all around good time right here in Benicia!

K2 Camp Grades 6- 8

Beat summertime boredom by getting your friends together to spend the summer with the K2 program! Students entering 6th, 7th, or 8th grade are invited to our K2 recreational program where you help decide the activities & walking trips. What a great way to spend your summer hanging out with friends & meeting new ones! Program registration includes one 2-week session in our K2 program. Walking trips may be taken daily so bring spending cash!! Session Dates June 9 – June 20

Theme Where the Wild Things Are

June 23 – July 4* (closed 7/4)

Road Trip across the USA

July 7 – July 18

Race to Space

July 21 – Aug 1

Movie Madness

Aug 4 – Aug. 15

ADC Sets Sail

Please send your child with a cold lunch daily, two snacks a day are provided. Closed toes shoes and attire that allows for movement is REQUIRED! Bring a towel and swim suit for swimming everyday.

Three ways to register: 2-week sessions, single weeks, or daily as a drop in. Length

First Child

Each Additional Child

2 Week Session* One Week* Drop in per day:

$298 res / $373 non-res $268 res / $335 non-res $149 res / $186.50 non-res $134 res / $177.50 non-res $35 res / $44 non-res (as space permits)

*Camp fees are pro-rated for the June 23 – July 3 session. The City of Benicia is CLOSED July 4. Pro-rated Fees First Child 2 Week Session One Week

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$268 res / $343 non-res $119 res / $156.50 non-res

Each Additional Child $238 res / $305 non-res $104 res / $134.50 non-res

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


* * * adventures day camp field trips

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18

WEDNESDAY, JULY 30

Oakland Zoo - Oakland

SF Giants vs. Pirates Game @ AT&T Park– San Francisco

Course# 18289

• Grades 1 – 8 • Cost $25/child

• Grades 1 – 8 • Cost $25/child

Kids will spend a fun filled afternoon watching a great baseball game at AT&T Park as the San Francisco “GIANTS” take on the Pittsburg “PIRATES”. Please bring $$ to purchase snacks at the park! Lunch is NOT provided. http://sanfrancisco.giants.mlb.com Lunch not provided. Bring a bag lunch.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 2

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13

Exploratorium & Ride the Ducks Tour – San Francisco

WATERWORLD California Concord

Course# 18290

• Grades 1 – 8 • Cost $40/child

WEDNESDAY, JULY 16 Course# 18291

• Grades 1 – 8 • Cost $40/child

Driven Raceway – Fairfield

Spend the day at Northern California’s premiere Indoor Kart Racing facility & experience firsthand Europeanstyle racing with the most sophisticated and high speed electric karts. Driven Raceway will supply the helmet, race suit, and instructions. Along with the racing, there is a race-themed glow-in-the-dark Black Light Mini Golf Course, Mini Bowling Alley & Arcade with a wide variety of video and redemption games. Please note: there is a minimum height requirement of 48” for all children. Lunch not provided. Bring a bag lunch.

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• Grades 1 – 8 • Cost $40/child

Children will enjoy a day of FUN at WATERWORLD, home to more water attractions than any other water park in Northern California! Lunch will be provided and is included in the cost of the fieldtrip. No outside food is allowed into the park. http://www.waterworldcalifornia. com/ Lunch provided. No outside food allowed in the park.

Not registered for ADC Camp, but your child wants to attend the field trip?

FUN DAY CAMPS

We will spend the morning exploring at the new Exploratorium located at Pier 15 on the Embarcadero in San Francisco. There are 150 NEW exhibits for a total of 600 indoor and outdoor, including a Bay Observatory with a much bigger focus on tinkering and social science. Then, after lunch we will make our way down the Embarcadero for our “Duck Tour” as we visit the historic neighborhoods of San Francisco with a “splash” ending down into the bay for a tour of McCovey Cove. Lunch not provided. Bring a bag lunch.

Course# 18293

YOUTH & TEENS

The Kids will spend a day on a scavenger hunt exploring the zoo, learning about the various animals that habitat the area while on a scavenger hunt. We will also “go Down Under” on the Outback Express Adventure Train at the Australian themed exhibit on the tour of Wild Australia, featuring emus and wallaroos. Lunch not provided. Bring a bag lunch.

Course# 18292

We accept single-day registration for field trips. Space is limited, register early! Registration: Register for Field Trips at least 1 week in advance to guarantee your child’s seat on the bus. Trip Waiver & Emergency Forms are required with registration. First come, first serve. Trip cost: $35 ADC camp drop-in fee + the cost of the specific field trip. Includes transportation via chartered school bus, T-shirt (one per summer), entrance fee/ticket, supervision, and lunch at specified locations. Field trip costs are NOT included in the Adventures Day Camp Registration Fee Questions? Contact Lindsay Dion, Recreation Coordinator at (707) 746-4771 or ldion@ci.benicia.ca.us

Registration for Benicia residents begins April 7, 2014 (Non-Res, April 14)

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Renee Day-Roa’s

California Gymnastic Services’

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.

This class teaches beginning and intermediate gymnastics and tumbling skills and is designed to develop strength, flexibility, agility and confidence in a fun, non-competitive environment. Students learn the basics of ally gymnastic events including tumbling, vaulting skills, bars and balance beams. Students are also introduced to strength and flexibility exercises with fun and challenging games. 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 and various other equipment.

Boy’s & Girl’s Hip Hop

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

18205 18203 18204

4:00pm – 4:45pm

May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 & June 5 June 12, 19, 26, July 3, 10 & 17 July 24, 31, Aug. 7, 14, 21 & 28

PRESCHOOL HIP HOP ON PAGE 5

Schoolage Gymnastics

Age:

5 – 8 years

Course #

Mondays

18310

June 16, 23, 30, July 7 & 14

18311

July 21, 28, Aug. 4, 11 & 18

Reg. Fee:

$70 res / $87 non-res

1:30pm – 2:15pm

Class Size: Min. 6 / Max. 9 Multipurpose Room - Community Center

Location:

Jo Nash’s

Gymnastics

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.

Jo Nash’s

Beginning Piano for Children

NEW

Students will learn how to play and explore the electronic keyboard (every child needs to bring their own). They will also learn theory and how to read music. Sheet music will be given out weekly to help with the development and continued learning and advancement. Join the fun!

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Ages:

6 – 10 years

Course # 18215 18216 18217

Tuesdays 6:20pm – 7:10pm May 6, 13, 20, 27 & June 3 June 10, 17, 24, July 1 & 8 July 15, 22, 29, Aug. 5 & 12

Reg. Fee: Class Size: Location:

$47 res / $58 non-res (5 weeks) Min. 4 / Max.10 children Room 1 - Community Center

Ages:

6 – 11 years

Course #

Tuesdays

18252 18254 18253

5:00pm – 6:00pm

May 6, 13, 20, 27 & June 3 June 10, 17, 24, July 1 & 8 July 15, 22, 29, Aug. 5 & 12

Reg. Fee: $68 res / $85 non-res (5 weeks) Class Size: Min. 4 / Max. 18 children Location: City Gym, Kindercove (behind the stage) 180 East L Street

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


* * * * * After-School Recreation Programs * * * * Reserve your spot in the Kids K or K2-Middle School Program for the 2014-15 school year with a $50 non-refundable deposit. Payments for August & Spetember will be due by Friday, August 15th. A late fee will be applied regardless of whether a deposit has already been made if payment is not received by 8/15/13. Space is limited and registration is on a first come, first serve basis.

PLEASE DON’T WAIT!

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:

2014-2015 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

Registration begins Monday, July 28th

Note: Aug. & Sept. payment is combined & must be paid in full: $313 first child / $280 each addition child In-service Days: TBA 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 April 7, 2014 (Non-Res, April 14)

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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 # 18258 18259 18260

Thursdays 7:00pm – 8:15pm May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 & June 5 June 12, 19, 26, July 10, 17 & 24 (no class 7/3) July 31, Aug. 7, 14, 21, 28 & Sept. 4

Reg. Fee: $82 res / $102 non-res Class Size: Min. 8 / Max. 20 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 # 18288

Mondays June 16 – Aug. 4

3:30pm – 4:45pm

Performance: Aug. 4 Reg. Fee: Class Size: Location:

$82 res / $102 non-res (8 weeks) 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.

YPPA & APPA Summer Workshop and Show

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: Course # 18261 18262 18263 18264

6 & up Wed & most Fridays 4:30pm – 6:20pm May 7 – 30 June 4 – 27 July 2 – 25 (no class 7/4) July 30 – Aug. 22

Performance: Last day of each session Reg. Fee: Materials: Class Size: Location:

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$60 res / $75 non-res $25 non-refundable fee payable to instructor on first day of class. Min. 5 / Max. 25 Room 5 - Community Center

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


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.

Leewan Yeomans’

NEW

Making Friends

Making friends does not come naturally to most children. With the increased academics in our schools our children are not able to develop the social skills they need to make new friends. This social skills training course will engage your child and have them making friends in no time. Make sure they don’t miss out any longer. 5 –7 and 8-10

Course # 18296

Tuesdays May 6, 13, 20 & 27

4:00pm-5:30pm Ages: 5-7

Course # 18298

Thursday May 8, 15, 22 & 29

4:00pm-5:30pm Ages: 8-10

Course # 18297

Tuesdays June 3, 10, 17 & 24

4:00pm-5:30pm Ages: 5-7

Course # 18299

Thursday June 5, 12, 19 & 26

4:00pm-5:30pm Ages: 8-10

• Small and large events Tree Lighting, Summer Carnival, Chatty Bingo with Senior Center Club and the Benicia Education Foundation Run

Reg. Fee: Class Size: Location:

$102 res / $127 non-res Min. 4 / Max. 10 Room 1 - Community Center

• Clock Tower Dances & BYC events

Workshops are tailored to raising your child’s self-esteem through group activates and games that build the confidence to try. Trying is the first step in anything we do. Check it out!

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

YOUTH & TEENS

Ages:

Leewan Yeomans is a highly trained and experienced Behavioral Analyst.

• Community service drives and activities Placing flags at the City Cemetery, Park & Coastal Beautification Days, Coat and Blanket drives, letters & packages to soldiers and collecting cans for the CAC.

AllGood Driving School’s

Driver Education On The Internet

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

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. 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. The course is offered online only. Ages: Reg Fee:

14 – 18 years $77 res / $96 non-res

Registration for Benicia residents begins April 7, 2014 (Non-Res, April 14)

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YOUTH SEWING CLASS 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. Students will apply 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:

9 & up

Course # 18312 18313 18314 18315

Mondays 4:00pm – 5:30pm May 5, 12 & 19 June 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 July 7, 14, 21 & 28 Aug. 4, 11, 18 & 25

Course # 18316 18317 18318 18319

Thursdays 4:00pm – 5:30pm May 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 June 5, 12, 19 & 26 July 10, 17, 24 & 31 Aug. 7, 14, 21 & 28

Reg. Fee:

$40 res / $50 non-res

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

Course #

Saturday Sunday

18336 18337

May 3 & 4 July 12 & 13

Reg. Fee:

$42 res / $52 non-res

11:00am – 1:00pm 12:00pm – 4:00pm

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

Please bring a snack

Class Size:

Min. 4 / Max. 20 participants

Location:

Room 1 - Community Center

Material Fee: $5 paid to Instructor 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 camp that offers challenge, excitement, a chance to make new friends...and fun? The Berkeley Chess School is it! Chess is fun and can be learned quickly and easily. Ages:

6 – 10 years

Course # 18334 18335

Mon – Fri June 16 – 20 August 4 – 8

9:00am – 12:00am

Reg. Fee: $152 res / $190 non-res Class Size: Min. 10 / Max. 20 children Location: Room 1 - 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


leadership training programS These programs are great for new and returning leaders!

junior leader program

Topics include: leadership, professionalism, teamwork, conflict management, decision making, time management, goal setting, and job preparation (resume tips & interview skills). If you have been a Jr. Leader before, join us to help train new leaders and expand your knowledge through new experiences and training opportunities. This year we will also explore leadership apportunities in other City Departments. Have you considered the Cadet or Explorer programs? Don’t miss the fun! Training Sessions: Mondays from 1:00pm – 2:00pm at the Community Center.

2014-2015 BUSD School Year

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.

5 Training Sessions: June 17, July 1, 15 & 29, and Aug. 12

Staff In Training are expected to attend all training meetings & to volunteer 4-12 hours per week. Hours are earned not guaranteed.

Junior Leaders are expected to attend all training sessions and to volunteer 8-15 hours per week. Hours are earned, not guaranteed.

Volunteer Hours: 4:00pm – 6:00pm, Mon. – Fri. August – December Applications are due Aug. 15th

Training begins the second week of Adventures Day Camp.

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.

Interviews: First week in June.

Reg. Fee: $65 res / $81non-res

Volunteer Hours: June 18 – August 15

Reg. Fee: $78 res / $98 non-res (Pay after interview)

SUBMIT APPLICATIONS by MAY 23rd to the Parks & Comm. Services Dept. Questions about the program? Please contact Ashley Howe 746-4283 or ahowe@ci.benicia.ca.us

YOUTH & TEENS

Teenagers entering 8th grade or higher have an opportunity to take part in the Adventures Day Camp while learning job skills that can help them with future employment opportunities. The Junior Leader Program provides participants with much more than a summer volunteer opportunity. Training Sessions are structured with group discussion and practical activities.

Staff in Training (SIT) Program

GREAT YOUTH VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY FOR THE SCHOOL YEAR! Questions about the program? Please contact Lindsay Dion at 746-4771 or ldion@ci.benicia.ca.us

How Can I Participate?

1. Submit a completed application 2. Invited to interview 3. Short Interview at the Community Center 4. Selected volunteers will be notified and invited to register for the program. Limited positions are available.

SUMMER 2012

Registration for Benicia residents begins April 7, 2014 (Non-Res, April 14)

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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

YOUTH & TEENS

The Benicia X-Park is designed for skateboards, scooters, roller & in-line skates, and bicycles. Park Hours: Open daily 9:00am-dusk Bicycles Only: Tuesdays & Thursdays 3:00pm-dusk* SLOW SKATE: Sundays 9:00am – Noon* 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. COST: Park is FREE to all recreational users 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.

* * * skate camp * * * Benicia’s Beginning Skate Camp

Fun camp for beginning skateboard riders. Emphasis is on safety and skateboard basics. Learn proper foot placement, pushing, riding, turns, and safe approaches to ramps. Includes an introduction to ollies, dropping in, and how to avoid injuries. Learn skate vocabulary and skate & park etiquette. Course # 18338 18339 18340 18341

Mon – Fri June 16 – 20 June 23 – 27 July 7 – 11 July 14 – 18

9:00am – 12:00pm

Reg. Fee:

$120 res / $150 non-res

Class Size:

Min. 4 / Max. 20 children (supervision is 1:4 ratio)

Location:

Benicia X-Park, Benicia Community Park, Dempsey Drive

Required equipment: skateboard, skateboard helmet, knee and elbow pads, water & snack. Purchase your equipment from Wheels in Motion & receive discounts: Boards-5% & Pads-10%

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

735 1st Street, Benicia • (707) 746-8856 Instructors: City Staff are experienced boarders and Recreation Leaders. Staff is here to instruct & make sure each participant is supervised while they learn & have a great time.  Our skate camp is fun, educational, and well supervised! Lessons are clearly outlined for participants & parents. Lesson plans are formatted based on: skill demonstration, breaking skill into learning parts, answering questions, practice & critique. Parents are welcome to bring chairs and enjoy the class and X Park.

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


* * JUST 4 KICKS’ YOUTH SOCCER CAMP & CLASS * *

It is a World Cup year and we are celebrating! Come join us for a memorable World Cup themed soccer camp. Your child will not only get quality coaching and instruction but be instilled with passion for the game. Every child will receive a soccer ball and camp shirt. Visit us at www.j4ksoccer.com for more camps.

SUMMER CAMP

Participants will learn and further develop passing, dribbling, turns, shooting, and defending. We use our very own academy style curriculum that challenges all levels of players. We end the week with our very own World Cup event. June 23 – 27

Days:

Monday – Friday

Course #

Age

Time

17822

6 – 8 years

9:00am – 12:00pm

17846

9 – 12 years

9:00am – 12:00pm

Reg. Fee: $128 res / $160 non-res

*Fee includes soccer ball and shirt Participants must bring their own water, snack & shin guards.

Location: Benicia Community Park

Date:

July 7 – July 28

Days:

Monday

Course #

Age

Time

17827

3.5 – 4 years / Pre-K

6:00pm – 6:40pm

18072

4 – 5 years / K

6:00pm – 6:40pm

18073

5 – 6 years / K 1

6:40pm – 7:30pm

18074

7 – 12 years

6:40pm – 7:40pm

Reg. Fee:

$49 res / $61 non-res

Location:

Waters End Park (500 McCallister)

SPORT CAMPS

Date:

This 4-week mini session will introduce and further develop the fundamental skills needed to play soccer. Our 4-week clinic helps kids learn, understand, and play the “Beautiful Game”. Visit us at www.j4ksoccer.com for more information.

SPORT & FITNESS

The focus of Camp is World Cup fun and skill development!

SUMMER 4-WEEK MINI SESSION

Registration: Registration is now being accepted!

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

Registration for Benicia residents begins April 7, 2014 (Non-Res, April 14)

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* NATIONAL ACADEMY OF ATHLETICS SPORT CAMPS * All of our programs are designed to provide children a safe, fun and educational experience. We believe that there is no better teaching tool than team sports. Through inspiration, motivation and perspiration, the experienced, positive and passionate National Academy of Athletics coaches help everyone become more successful both on and of the field. Using inspiration, motivation and perspiration, the National Academy of Athletics goal is to bring out a positive change in every participant!

ALL REGISTRATION IS TAKEN ONLINE AT NATIONALACADEMYOFATHLETICS.COM Registration will not be accepted at the Parks & Community Services Department All camps are Monday – Thursday from 9:00am – 12:00pm at Jack London Park (Hastings Dr. at Fuschia Dr.) Reg. Fee: $121 res / $151 non-res Volleyball only: 1:00–4:00pm @ City Gym, 190 East L Street

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All Sorts of Sports

FUNdamental Field Hockey

A great way to introduce your youngsters to the world of sports, teamwork and athletics! This camp will help to build your child’s motor control, hand-eye coordination, agility and many other sports related skills. Your child will have a blast playing games with the other children including: T-ball, basketball, soccer, flag football, capture the flag, relay & obstacle races and a whole lot more. This camp will feature different activities so that by the end of the week your child will be familiar with a variety of athletic activities!

Developed from and based on the fundamental program offered by USA Field Hockey, our introductory program is great for beginners and intermediate players who want to work on their fundamental skillsets. This program will prepare you to participate in league and school play without the stress of having to perform and compete. It’s all about the FUN! We teach the fundamentals around proper grip and posture, ball control, receiving and trapping, passing and tackling. Come out and join our experienced staff as we introduce you to the great game of Field Hockey.

Ages: Dates:

6 – 13 years June 16 – 20 & August 11 – 16

Junior Academy All Sorts of Sports Ages: Dates:

3 – 6 years July 28 – Aug 1 & Aug 11 – 16

Jr. Sports Academy gives children ages 3 to 6 years, a fun, active and educational experience tailored to the abilities of their age group. Our program uses FUN to teach problem solving skills and the beginning fundamentals for sports including: throwing, catching, kicking, running and teamwork. Jr. Sports Academy provides structured simple activities, individual and team building challenges along with simple, small-sided competitions to develop and engage young athletes.

Ages: Dates:

7 – 13 years Aug 4 – 8

Hit and Run Softball Ages: Dates:

7 – 13 years July 7 – 11

The HIT & RUN Softball camp offers beginner to intermediate players the opportunity to build a solid foundation in Softball. Individual instruction is given 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!

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* NAA CAMPS cont. * Bump, Set, Spike Volleyball Ages: Dates: Time: Location:

7 – 13 years Aug 4 – 8 1:00pm – 4:00pm City Gym, 190 East L Street

The National Academy of Athletics volleyball camps offer beginner to intermediate players the opportunity to build a solid volleyball foundation. Each day is filled with fundamental skill progression drills, easy to understand instruction, as well as games & competitions. Campers work in small groups learning team drills and time is spent on individual skill development as well. Our volleyball camps feature hand selected coaching staffs made up of experienced coaches and players. Campers receive positive reinforcement throughout the day, to help build their confidence. This is a great place to develop their individual skills in a fun and positive environment.

7 – 13 years July 7 – 11 & July 28 – Aug 1

Ready to play some football? This camp is packed with fun. Whether you are a beginner or advanced player, the drills taught at this camp will help you improve your game. Our non-contact, camps are the perfect introduction to football. Emphasis will be on proper conditioning and warm-ups, footwork drills, agility, passing, receiving, and game strategies. Feel good ending your kids to a football camp that’s in a fun and safe environment with a motivating and positive coaching staff.

Instructor: Shawn Donlea Ages: Course # 18075 18076

7 – 12 years Mon – Thurs June 16 – 19 July 21 - 24

Reg. Fee:

$99 res / $124 non-res

Location:

City Gym, 150 East L Street

9:00am – 12:00pm

JR. BASEBALL CAMP

The City of Benicia is offering a 4 day Summer Baseball Camp. The focus of the camp will be on fundamental skills and fun! Skills covered will include the basics of throwing, Pitching, Infield, Outfield, Hitting and Base running. The Camp will be coached by city of Benicia staff that are also High School Baseball coaches. If you have any questions please call Eliot Palmer at 746-4306. Coach:

Eliot Palmer

Course # 17848

Mon – Thurs 4 – 6 years old

June 23 – 26 9:00am –10:00am

17852

7 – 9 years old

10:10am –11:10am

17850

10 – 12 years old

11:20am –12:20pm

Course # 17849

Mon – Thurs 4 – 6 years old

July 14 – 17 9:00am –10:00am

17853

7 – 9 years old

10:10am –11:10am

17851

10 – 12 years old

11:20am –12:20pm

Reg. Fee:

$86 res / $107 non-res Fee includes t-shirt

Location:

Maria Field (East 3rd at East H Street)

Registration for Benicia residents begins April 7, 2014 (Non-Res, April 14)

SPORT CAMPS

Ages: Dates:

Game Over’s camps focus on assisting young players (both boys and girls) in developing individual and team basketball skills through clinics, drills, and breaking the game into parts. Skills taught include: dribbling, passing, shooting, lay-ups, offensive and defensive footwork, screening, moving without the ball, and creating offense for individuals and for teammates. Players will learn and apply fundamental skills through games of 1 on 1, 2 on 2, 3 on 3 and 5 on 5. For more information please go to our website, www.gameoverservices.com. If you want to play basketball and have fun – this is the place to be!

SPORT & FITNESS

Air Attack Flag Football

game over’s Jr. basketball camp

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* * * challenger sports’ british soccer * * * Benicia Parks and Recreation is excited to announce that Challenger Sports British Soccer will be running a weeklong soccer camp for all players this summer on the week of July 14-18 for boys and girls aged 3–14 years old. Professional British coaches will work with our players to help develop foot skills, core skills and techniques in the game to improve ball control, 1v1’s, passing and shooting and defending. Over 125,000 children experienced this camp last year in the USA. All kids get a free ball and t-shirt, player evaluation and soccer poster and by signing up on-line before May 30th every player will get a FREE British Soccer Jersey! For more information visit www.challengersports.com.

ALL REGISTRATION IS TAKEN ONLINE AT www.challengersports.COM

Registration will not be accepted at the Parks & Community Services Department Dates: July 14 – 18 • Location: Benicia Community Park

First Kicks SPORT & FITNESS

A fun introduction to the basic elements of the game. Lots of running, kicking, laughing and new friends. Parents are encouraged to join in and help guide their children through this fun learning experience.

Half Day Player Development Camps

Ages:

3 – 4 years

Gain technical and tactical instruction in all areas of the game. Emphasis is placed upon individual skill development and fundamental tactical awareness through our coaching mix of maximum participation, progressive practices and small-sided games. This all action camp is our most popular program.

Time:

9:00am – 10:00am

Camp meets three hours per day.

Reg. Fee:

$92 res / $115 non-res

Camp meets one hour per day.

Ages: Time:

SPORT CAMPS

Mini-Soccer

Reg. Fee:

6 –10 years 9:00am – 12:00am $148 res / $185 non-res

Fun games, competitions and challenging skill-building activities will captivate and enlighten your young players. Camp meets for one and a half hours per day. Ages: Time:

Reg. Fee:

4 – 6 years 10:00am – 11:30am $110 res / $138 non-res

PARTICIPANTS IN ALL CHALLENGER SPORTS CAMPS SHOULD BRING • Soccer Ball • Shin guards • Sunscreen • Plenty of water

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Attention All Adult Sports Players 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 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

SUMMER Session: June 9 – Approx. Aug. 8 Resident Reg.: May 13 – May 24 (Special forms req.) Non-Res Reg.*: May 20 – May 24 (Special forms req.) Resident Reg.: July 21 – Aug. 1 (Special forms req.) Non-Res Reg.*: July 28 – Aug. 1 (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

SPORT LEAGUES

FALL Session: Aug. 18 – Approx. Oct. 24

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: TBA Time: 6:30pm Location: Conference Room, Benicia Community Center, 370 East L Street

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. Registration for Benicia residents begins April 7, 2014 (Non-Res, April 14)

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* * COED TEAM SPORTS * * Adult Coed Volleyball

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. 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

SUMMER Season 2: July 14 – Approx. Sept. 8 Resident Reg.: June 9 – June 20 (Special forms req.) Non-Res Reg.*: June 16 – June 20 (Special forms req.)

SPORT LEAGUES

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

* * * * BASKETBALL * * * * SUMMER ADULT 3-ON-3 BASKETBALL LEAGUE

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

SUMMER Session – June 20 – Approx. Aug. 7 Resident Reg.: May 12 – May 23 (Special forms req.) Non-Res Reg.*: May 19 – May 23 (Special forms req.)

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

Adult Coed Kickball

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:

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

18 years and out of high school Sundays / 3:00pm – 7:00pm $250 per team (plus $15 per player non-res fee, $90 max) Benicia Community Park

SUMMER Season: June 8 – Approx. Aug. 10 Resident Reg.: May 12 – May 23 (Special forms req.) Non-Res Reg.*: May 19 – May 23 (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

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Adapted Adult Recreation Programs for adults with developmental disabilities.

Classes are held at the Benicia City Gym, 190 East L St.

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.

Loa Kirkbride’s

Belly Dancing Workshop

This class is for intermediate and advanced dancers. Develop stage presence and put more of your own personality into your solo performances. Improve your zill work, add more moves to your veil and skirt work, and learn new choreographies.  Ages:

Adults         

Course #

Thursdays

18343 18344 18345 18342

May 28 June 26 July 24 Aug. 28

Reg. Fee:

$15 res $19 non-res

Class Size:

Min. 2 / Max. 15

Location:

Room 4 - Youth Center, 150 East K St.

Lennie - Jane’s

Ohana Dance and 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.

SPORT & FITNESS

* * * H U L A * * *

6:30pm – 8:00pm

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. May 1 – August 28 Monday & Wednesday

Drop In Classes 9:00am – 10:00am

Thursday (no class 5/26)

7:00pm – 8:00pm

Drop-in Fee: $5 res / $6.25 non-res Location:

Room 5 - Community Center

Materials:

It is optional for participants to wear a pareo/lava lava (sarong)

Registration for Benicia residents begins April 7, 2014 (Non-Res, April 14)

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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 (No class 5/20)

Drop-in:

$6 res / $7 non-res                 

Location:

Clock Tower, 1189 Washington Street

Beginning Intermediate

Ask Susan about Sunday dance socials.

* * YOGA Classes * * 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. Ages: Adults Mondays

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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Ages:

16 & over

Course # 18347 18348 18349 18350

Wednesdays May 7, 14, 21 & 28 June 4, 11, 18 & 25 July 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 Aug. 6, 13, 20 & 27

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

6:30pm-7:30pm

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.

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BENICIA DAY HIKERS

Jennifer Barlow, DPM

BARE® Workout

Created by renowned New York City podiatrist Dr. Emily Splichal, BARE® is a unique evidence-based barefoot training workout designed to strengthen the feet, hips, pelvic floor, and abdominals to improve posture, gait and balance. 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, BARE® is training from the ground up! Are you barefoot strong?

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.   Summer 2014 Hikes: May 10

Anthony Chabot Regional Park

May 24

Tomales Point / Point Reyes National Seashore

June 7

Marin Municipal Water District/ Kent Trail along Alpine Lake

June 21

Mt. Diablo State Park/ Rock City to Summit

Aug 1–4

Lassen Volcanic National Park Car Camping

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

Ages: Adult Course # 18365 18364

Tuesdays 7:00pm – 7:45pm May 6, 13, 20, 27, June 3 & 10 July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 & Aug. 5

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 18366 18367 18368

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.

A yoga mat is recommended for class.

May 7, 14, 21 & 28 June 4, 11, 18 & 25 Aug. 6, 13, 20 & 27

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 April 7, 2014 (Non-Res, April 14)

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* * * * MARTIAL ARTS * * * * Northern California Judo Club

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.

SPORT & FITNESS

Ages:

5 & over

Course # 18369

Mon & Fri 6:00pm – 8:15pm May 2 – 30 (no class 5/26)

18370

June 2 – 30

18371

July 7 – 28 (no class 7/4)

18372

Aug. 1 – 29

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:

Community Center - Room 5 Mon. Multipurpose Room Fri.

Earl Hinds’, L.Ac.

Ta’i Chi For Health

Earl has studied and practiced Ta’i Chi for 40 years and taught Ta’i Chi since 1993. May 1 – August 28 Beginning

Tues & Thurs

5:30pm – 6:30pm

INTERMEDIATE Tues & Thurs

6:30pm – 8:00pm

Learn to meditate in motion, have fun, and relax! Ta’i 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. 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:

8 years & up

Beginners

Mon & Wed

4:00pm – 5:00pm

Intermediate Mon & Wed

5:00pm – 6:00pm

Beginners

Mon & Wed

6:00pm – 7:00pm

Session:

May 5 – Aug. 27 (no class 5/26)

Reg. Fee:

Per month: Sibling:

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

Location:

Multipurpose Room - Community Center

$40 res / $50 non-res $20 res / $25 non-res

Register for either class Monthly or by Session.

Session benefit: only complete one registration form & waiver!

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Christine Cooley’s cpr classes Hands-Only CPR

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

Ages:

18 & up

Course # 18377 18378 18379 18380

Saturdays May 17 June 21 July 19 August 23

Reg. Fee:

$17 res / $21 non-res

Class size:

Min. 5 / Max. 15 students

Times 2:00pm – 3:30pm 2:00pm – 3:30pm 2:00pm – 3:30pm 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Material fee: $5 paid to instructor. Location:

Room 1- Community Center

Julie Waters’

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 Ages:

Adults 

American Heart Association CPR/AED for the Health Care Provider

Course # 18381 18382 18385 18384

Saturday May 17 June 28 July 26 August 23

Class includes hands on training with life like manikins and AED trainer. Students receive certification card upon successful completion of skills and written test.

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

This 4-hour class is a 2-year certification from the American Heart Association.

Location:

Youth Center, 150 East K Street

18 & up

Location: Community Center Course # 18373 18374 18375 18376

Saturdays May 17 June 21 July 19 August 23

Reg. Fee:

$42 res / $52 non-res

ADULT CLASSES

Ages:

9:30am – 5:30pm

Times Room 9:00am – 1:00pm 2 9:00am – 1:00pm 1 9:00am – 1:00pm 1 9:00am – 1:00pm 1

Materials: $20 paid to instructor for course book & certification card. Class Size: Min. 2 / Max. 8 students Registration for Benicia residents begins April 7, 2014 (Non-Res, April 14)

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Maria McCullough’s

Feng Shui Classes

A Beginner’s Guide to Feng Shui Essentials

Ever wondered how the power of Feng Shui could change your life? You are not alone! Millions worldwide have experienced significant life changes by incorporating Feng Shui principles in their homes and businesses. Now you too can learn how simple changes in your environment can help you achieve your goals. Essential Feng Shui® is the study of how to arrange your environment to enhance your life. In this Essential Feng Shui class for beginners’ students learn to look at their environment through Feng Shui eyes and make enhancements to improve health, increase prosperity, attract rewarding relationships, and maximize success. 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 useful changes. She was knowledgeable, warm and easy to understand. Glad I attended.” “I took Maria’s Feng Shui class on July 21, 2012. I highly and wholeheartedly recommend it. The investment has been of highly promising return for me.”

Ages: Adult Course # 18387

Saturday May 17 

9:00am – 12:00pm

Advanced Feng Shui Principles  - Balancing the Elements

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. Ages: Adult Course # 18388

Saturday July 26 

9:00am – 12:00pm

Reg. Fee:

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

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.

“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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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 # 18389 18390 18391 18392   Reg. Fee:

Tuesdays: May 6, 13, 20 & 27 June 3, 10, 17 & 24 July 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 Aug. 5, 12, 19 & 26

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 # 18393

Monday May 5

7:00pm – 8:30pm

Reg. Fee: $12 res / $15 non-res Class Size: Min. 5 / Max. 25 participants Location: Room 1 - 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 # 18394 18395 18396 18397

Wednesdays May 7, 14, 21 & 28 June 4, 11, 18 & 25 July 2, 9, 16 & 23 Aug. 6, 13, 20 & 27

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 April 7, 2014 (Non-Res, April 14)

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* * * Scott Warner’s Dog obedience classes * * * Basic Manners II

In Basic Manners II we will improve upon the foundation established in Basic Manners I along with working on different aspects of the Canine Good Citizen test. This class will show you how to take your well mannered dog into exciting and distracting situations with confidence and success!

Basic Manners 

When it comes to teaching good manners to unruly pooches, we start with the basics. In this class, dogs learn social skills and basic commands. Using motivational techniques, we begin teaching the basics like look, sit, down, stay, come, loose leash walking, leave-it, wait, and greeting. Owners learn how to solve common behavioral problems like barking and jumping up. The first orientation class is for owners only - please leave dogs at home. Aggressive and/or highly reactive dogs may be excused from class. Course # 18398

Thursdays

6:00pm – 7:00pm

June 5, 19, 26, July 3, 10 & 17 (no class 6/12)

Pre-requisite: Basic Manners I through the City of Benicia  Course #

Thursdays

7:00pm – 8:00pm

18420

July 24, 31, Aug. 7, 14, 21 & 28

Nose Work: Intro to Odor 

Begin where you left off in Intro to Nose work. Teach your dog to find your chosen target odor! Pre-requisite: Intro to Nose Work or Instructor Approval Course #

Thursdays

8:00pm – 9:00pm

18419

July 24, 31, Aug. 7, 14, 21 & 28

Nose Work I: Intro to Nose Work  ADULT CLASSES

Nose Work is a fun dog sport based on detection training. Nose work allows dogs to do what they love best - use their nose to sniff out rewards. Teach your dog to enjoy the hunt while developing his natural scenting abilities either for fun or for competition! Dogs must be able to handle confinement away from their handlers during class in either an owner provide crate or properly secured and ventilated vehicle. Class size limited to 6. Course # 18418

Thursdays

7:00pm – 8:00pm

June 5, 19, 26, July 3, 10 & 17 (no class 6/12) Ages: Reg. Fee: Class Size: Location:

Handlers ages 16 & up $122 res / $152 non-res (6 weeks) Min. 4 / Max. 8 Clock Tower Parking Lot, 1189 Washington St.

Scott Warner is the owner & Head Trainer of Warner K9

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Robert Harris’

Let’s Play Bridge!

Watercolor the EZ Way

Learn to paint watercolors the EZ Way while having fun. Create with bright colors, learn to paint sky, clouds, trees, water and waterfalls. Beginners and experienced artists are welcome. Let’s have some fun!

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!

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Ages: Adult Course #

Wednesdays

18425

May 7, 14, 21 & 28

11:00am – 1:00pm

Class Size: Min. 4 / Max. 15 Reg. Fee: $51 res / $64 non-res Location: Arts & Crafts Room - Community Center NOTE: Instructor will provide materials for the first class along with a list of materials needed for classes 2-4. (Materials average $45.)

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

ADULT CLASSES

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

JULY IS PARKS & RECREATION MONTH! FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK FOR FUN ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS.

Registration for Benicia residents begins April 7, 2014 (Non-Res, April 14)

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

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 (for 30 swims): Adult $97 res / $161 non-res Youth $55 res / $105 non-res Senior $55 res / $105 non-res

Family Swim Passes 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 1

March 24 – May 2

Monday – Friday Sat, Sun & Holidays

3:30pm – 7:30pm 9:00am – 3:00pm

Spring Season 2

May 3 – June 8

Monday – Friday Sat, Sun & Holidays

3:30pm – 7:30pm 9:00am – 12:45pm & 1:00pm – 4:45pm

Summer Season

June 9 – August 17

Monday – Friday Sat, Sun & Holidays

7:00am – 12:30pm & 1:00pm – 7:30pm 9:00am – 12:30pm & 1:00pm – 4:45pm

Ages 8 – 55 $3.75 res / $5.75 non-res Senior (55+) $2.00 res / $3.75 non-res 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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Take advantage of our best swimming value! Enjoy unlimited use of the James Lemos Swim Center during recreational swim times. (NOT VALID DURING LAP SWIM TIMES.) Buy a family pass for immediate family members living at your address. Family passes are valid for all 2014 recreational swim times (excluding family nights & special events). Family passes are valid for up to 5 family members. Each additional member will be charged an additional $10.00. Family must show proper ID. Family Pass Fee:

$177 res / $222 non-res

Senior Zone

This activity is designated for seniors 55+ to exercise and enjoy the James Lemos Swim Center. Seniors, this is your opportunity to participate in aquatic activities in a calm and peaceful environment. The Senior Aquatic Zone will be held in the “L” shaped pool exclusively for senior citizens. Due to the size and shape of the pool, lap swim and diving will not be permitted. Mon – Thurs Age: Times: Fee:

June 16 – August 14

Senior (55+) 8:00am – 10:00am $2.00 res / $3.75 non-res

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


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. Spring Season 1

May 2 – May 11

Friday Sat, Sun & Holidays

3:30pm – 5:00pm 1:00pm – 4:45pm

Spring Season 2

May 15 – June 8

Thurs & Friday Sat, Sun & Holidays

3:30pm – 5:00pm 1:00pm – 4:45pm

Summer Season

June 9 – August 17

Monday – Friday Sat, Sun & Holidays

1:00pm – 4:45pm 1:00pm – 4:45pm

NOTE: THE POOL MAY BE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC for swim meets. (Dates to be announced.) Ages 0–2 FREE / res 3–17 $2.25 / res 18 & up $3.75 / res Senior (55+) $2.00 / res

FREE / non-res $3.75 / non-res $5.75 / non-res $3.75 / non-res

NOTE: All prices include use of the water slide.

Private Pool Parties

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.

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).

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.

Registration for Benicia residents begins April 7, 2014 (Non-Res, April 14)

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3) Mail your registration payment to: Benicia Parks & Community Services 250 East L Street, Benicia, CA 94510

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* * * * * * LEARN TO SWIM PROGRAMS * * * * * * LEARN TO SWIM AT THE JAMES LEMOS SWIM CANTER! 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

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.

Summer 2014 Group Lessons Monday – Thursday for two weeks Session I: Session 2: Session 3: Session 4: Session 5:

June 9 – June 19 (evening only) June 23 – July 3 July 7 – July 17 July 21 – July 31 Aug 4 – Aug 14

Enrollment

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.

FALL 2014 Group Lessons

Monday & Wednesday for four weeks Session I: Aug 18 – Sept 8

(No class 9/1, Make up 9/8)

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Adult & Teen Lessons

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

Monday – Thursday for two weeks

Ages: Dates:

12 years & up Session I: June 9 – June 19 Session 2: June 23 – July 3 Session 3: July 7 – July 17 Session 4: Juny 21 – July 31 Session 5: Aug 4 – Aug 14

Time: Classes are offered at both 12:00pm & 7:00pm Reg. Fee: $58 res / $73 non-res

WEEKDAY private Lessons

Private Lessons are now offered during the week! This program offers your child a chance to work one-on-one with an instructor for four consecutive days. Private lessons can be the appropriate setting to assist your child in water confidence or skill refinement. Each session consists of four twenty-five minute lessons.

Monday – Thursday for four days

Ages: Dates:

3 years & up Session I: June 16 – June 19* Session 2: June 23 – June 26 Session 3: June 30 – July 3 Session 4: July 7 – July 10 Session 5: July 14 – July 17 Session 6: Juny 21 – July 24 Session 7: Juny 28 – July 31 Session 8: Aug 4 – Aug 7 Session 9: Aug 11 – Aug 14

Time: Classes are at 10:00am *Session 1 only – classes offered at 10:00am, 10:30am, 11:00am, 11:30am and 12:00pm Reg. Fee: $86 res / $108 non-res

Weekend Private Lessons

Ages: Times: Reg. Fee:

3 years & up Saturday: May 3 – September 27 Sunday: May 4 – September 28 10:00am, 10:30am, 11:00am, 11:30am or 12:00pm $33 res / $41 non-res (per lesson)

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.

Registration for Benicia residents begins April 7, 2014 (Non-Res, April 14)

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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.

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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

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Ages

18080

June 9–June 19 5:00–5:45pm 8–10 yrs

18087

June 9–June 19

5:45–6:30pm 11–13 yrs

18081

June 23–July 3

5:00–5:45pm 8–10 yrs

18088

June 23–July 3

5:45–6:30pm 11–13 yrs

18082

July 7–July 17

5:00–5:45pm 8–10 yrs

18089

July 7–July 17

5:45–6:30pm 11–13 yrs

18083

July 21–July 31

5:00–5:45pm 8–10 yrs

18090

July 21–July 31

5:45–6:30pm 11–13 yrs

18084

Aug 4–Aug 14

5:00–5:45pm 8–10 yrs

18091

Aug 4–Aug 14

5:45–6:30pm 11–13 yrs

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

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

18078

August 9

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.

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Ages:

16 & up

Course # 18079

Friday 5:00pm – 9:00pm Sat/Sun 10:00am – 5:00pm August 1, 2, 3, 8, 9 & 10

Reg. Fee:

$200 res / $250 non-res

Class Size:

Min. 5 / Max.16

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

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James Lemos Pool, 181 East J Street

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

Advanced Aqua-Conditioning/ Aqua-Athletes

Calling all Aqua-Athletes get your heart pumping with this 60-minute energizing workout. Using a mix of cardio, strength training and stretching exercises, we’ll send you home invigorated. For those adults that want to lose weight, tone muscles, cross train, or maintain your general fitness. Ages:

All ages and fitness levels welcome

SHALLOW WATER

Drop in rate: $12 res / $15 non-res $8 res / $10 non-res (for seniors)

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: All ages welcome Reg. Fee: 1 class: $50 res / $63 non-res 5 classes: $225 res / $281 non-res 10 classes: $400 res / $500 non-res Must register & pay online at debbiesswimschool.com.

Adaptive Aquatics Specializing In Autism

DebbieKoenig has studied the most recent advances and techniques in the field of adapted aquatics. Using the most up to date strategies, research, and educational tools to help individuals with special needs. Being proactive about drowning prevention is especially important for individuals with special needs as drowning is the leading cause of death for a child or adult who has Autism. Ages: Reg. Fee:

All ages welcome 1 class: $50 res / $63 non-res 5 classes: $225 res / $281 non-res 10 classes: $400 res / $500 non-res

Classes are available now and can be customized to fit your schedule Booking your private lesson is easy!

Register and pay online by visiting www. debbiesswimschool.com, click “Booking,” select “Benicia” and choose the time that is most convenient for you. Call (707) 200-SWIM (7946) if you have any questions.

Registration for Benicia residents begins April 7, 2014 (Non-Res, April 14)

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Course # Tues. & Thurs. 5:30pm – 6:30pm 18094 May 6 – May 29 (9 classes) 18095 June 3 – June 26 (8 classes) 18096 July 1 – July 31 (10 classes) 18097 Aug. 5 – Aug. 28 (8 classes) 18098 Sept. 2 – Sept. 30 (9 classes) 1 Month Reg. Fee: $64 res / $80 non-res (8 classes) $72 res / $90 non-res (9 classes) $80 res / $100 non-res (10 classes)

Private Swim Lessons for Children and Adults with Aquaphobia

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RESCUER RECRUITS

Rescuer Recruits is designed for teens between the ages of 12 and 15. This is a great option for teens who have passed all the Learn-to-Swim classes and are ready for more of a challenge. This class is also a great introduction for those interested in becoming future lifeguards! Each session has a different theme and will include specific First Aid, Lifeguarding, and Resuscitation skills. In addition, stroke technique will be included in all sessions with a focus on freestyle and breaststroke. Skill Themes Session 1: Basic First Aid, Primary Assessment, In-Water Entries, Approaches & Basic Rescues Session 2: Primary Assessment, CPR, In-Water Passive & Submerged Rescue and Escapes Session 3: Breathing Emergencies including Choking, Secondary Assessment and Spinal Care All participants must be able to swim 50 continuous yards, tread water for 2 minutes and retrieve a brick from 5 feet of water. Skills assessment will be held the first day of the camp. Age:

12 – 15 years

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Mon – Thurs

18100

Session I: June 23 – June 26

18101 18102 Reg. Fee:

9:00am – 12:00pm

Session IV: July 14 – July 17

Session VI: August 4 – August 7 $72 res / $90 non-res

NOTE: Please bring a swim suit, sunscreen, water and a snack every day.

JUNIOR GUARD & LESSON AID PROGRAM

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Teenagers entering 8th grade and up to 15 years of age have an opportunity to learn about lifeguarding and volunteer as lesson assistants during the Learn-to-Swim program at the James Lemos Swim Center. Participants will attend four training sessions throughout the summer where they will learn lifeguarding skills, how to assist in swim lessons and job skills that will help them prepare for future employment opportunities. Training sessions are structured with topics including leadership, teamwork, professionalism, goal setting, and job preparation (resume tips & interview skills). This program is great for teens interested in becoming lifeguards. Training Sessions Wednesdays, 1:30pm – 3:00pm at the James Lemos Swim Center 4 Training Sessions June 18, July 2, 16 & 30 Junior Guards are expected to attend all training sessions and to volunteer up to 3 – 15 hours per week. Hours are earned, not guaranteed Volunteer Hours: June 23 – August 15

How Can I Participate?

1. Submit a completed application at the Benicia Community Center before May 23. 2. Invited to interview 3. Short Interview (first or second week of June) at the Community Center 4. Selected junior Guards will be notified and invited to register for the program. Limited positions are available.

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Submit applications by May 23 to the Parks & Community Services Department at the Benicia Community Center Reg. Fee: $78 res / $98 non-res (pay after interview)

Questions about the program? Please contact Jill Wynn 746-4772 or jwynn@ci.benicia.ca.us

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 April 7, 2014 (Non-Res, April 14)

AQUATICS

Unfortunately, we are not able to accommodate class make-ups.

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SENIORS

BENICIA SENIOR CENTER 187 East L Street • Hours: Monday – 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

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PUZZLE TABLE

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

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SOLANO QUILTERS

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

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 746-6070 for more information.

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SPANISH CLASSES

CRAFT CLASS

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

WATERCOLOR CLASS

Thursday 11:30am – 2:30pm

Hola! The Senior Center offers FREE Spanish Classes. Beginning: Wednesdays 11:00am – 12:30pm Advanced: Tuesdays 1:00pm – 2:00pm. Classes meet in the lunch room.

ITALIAN II CLASS

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

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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.

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Jeff Aberbach’s

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.

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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

Are you eligible for MEDICARE and have questions? Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) provides free counseling services for those who are eligible or have MEDICARE. These services are available by appointment: At the Benicia Community Center the 1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month. Call HICAP at (800) 434-0222, ext. 117 to make an appointment. At the Benicia Senior Center the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month. Call the Benicia Senior Center to make an appointment at (707) 745-1202.

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

Before you hit the 3 year mark take the 5 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, July 24, 2014 Friday, July 25, 2014

9:00am – 1:00pm

5-Hour Refresher Class (1 day) Friday, July 11, 2014

9:00am – 2:00pm

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.

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The Benicia Senior Center hosts on-site lunches to any person age 60 or older. Days: Monday – Friday 9excluding holiday closures and luncheon days 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. To register or make a reservation call 1-800-788-5114 or 707-426-3079. Registration for Benicia residents begins April 7, 2014 (Non-Res, April 14)

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Sign up at the senior center in advance.

SALAD BAR LUNCH Celebrate “Older American’s Month” Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 12:00pm $5 per person / $8 non-members

SENIOR TOURS & TRIPS Date: April 16, 2014 Location: Oxbow Public Market in Napa Cost: $20 Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm Note: Register at the Benicia Community Center

LUNCHEON Cinco de Mayo Theme

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 12:00pm Catered by Sandovals $10/members, $12/non-members

Date: May 22, 2014 Location: Cashe Creek Casino Cost: $27 Time: 9:00am – 4:45pm Note: Register at the Senior Center

Banjo Performance

by Jack Convery Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 12:00pm $5 members / $8 non-members

Ice Cream Social

Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 1:00pm – 2:30pm $2 members / $4 non-members

LUNCHEON

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 12:00pm BBQ cuisine $10/members, $12/non-members

Root Beer Float Social

Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 1:00pm – 2:30pm $1 per desert / $2 non-members

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Additional Trips... More information will be available soon at the Senior Center

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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 Ta’i Chi. Ta’i 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.

Ta’i 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

Day Time Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

9:00am – 10:15am 9:00am – 10:00am 9:00am – 10:15am 9:00am – 10:00am 8:30am – 9:15am 9:15am – 10:00am

Location:

Community Center

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Level Room Intermediate Intermediate Beginning Beginning Beginning Intermediate

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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 / Friday

Time:

9:15am – 10:00am

Location: Multipurpose Room Community Center

NEW DAY SATUR CLASS

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 & Natalie Woodard Ages: Adults & Seniors Wednesdays 10:00am – 12:30pm May 14, 21, 28, June 4, 11 & 18 at the Comm. Center

MORE CLASSES THIS FALL 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 April 7, 2014 (Non-Res, April 14)

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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

Kickboxing/POWER SculPt This is a high intensity class combines learning kickboxing techniques with body sculpting that utilizes lightweights/ high reps and resistance bands to tone and trim the total body. Kickboxing/PowerSculpt class is mix of cardiovascular routines, MMA drills and a great total body-sculpting workout that includes exercise to increase strength and flexibility. Bring water and a yoga mat. Ages: Adults

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

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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TREE INFORMATION

Registration for Benicia residents begins April 7, 2014 (Non-Res, April 14)

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POETRY @ THE LIBRARY First Tuesday Poetry Group

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5/6, 6/3, no July event, 8/5 • 6:30pm Read your poetry and listen to others on the first Tuesday of each month. Refreshments will be served. For up-to-date information on other poetry events go to www.BeniciaLibrary.org/Poet

DIABLO REGIONAL CONCERT BAND Friday, June 6 • 7:30pm

Diablo Regional Concert Band will perform their annual Spring Concert with Cora Martens conducting.

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HOT SUMMER / COOL MOVIES Fridays: May 23, June 13, July 18, August 29 • 6:30pm

We’ll be showing great classic movies from the 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s this summer! Come watch great films on the Library’s big screen.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

The Library needs volunteers who are willing to work two hours per week on a regular basis. This is a wonderful way to give back to your community. For more information, contact Helaine Bowles, Volunteer Coordinator, at 746-4358.

First Thursday each month • 6:00pm

May 1, June 5, no July program, August 7 Sign ups begin at 5 p.m. in the Art Gallery hallway. This program is on a first come, first served basis. Up to 14 people can be seen in an evening. Volunteer attorneys are available for up to a 20-minute consultation.

MEDITATION: Isn’t It Time You Learned How?  Thursday, June 12 • 6:30pm

Dr. Marshall Zaslove, a Board certified psychiatrist with over 40 years of daily meditation experience, will present an exciting and entertaining workshop to get you started on your rewarding journey through the wonders of accurate meditation. Dr. Zaslove will discuss new research on meditation’s health benefits, pain relief, & stress reduction.

ADULT SUMMER READING PROGRAM June 2 – August 31

We are bringing back our Adult Summer Reading Program because we want adults to have as much fun as the kids in Benicia. Look for more information at the Library.

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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.

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SPELLING BEE!

Wednesday, May 14th • 3:30-5:00pm • Grades 1–8 There will be three different, age-appropriate spelling bees. Rules and word lists will be at the Library after April 1.

For kids and teens 8 and up

June 2 and every Monday & Tuesday, June 9 – August 19 • 2:30–4:30pm Come in and play XBox 360, Wii or Playstation with others who like to play games!

TAILS -N- TALES

For kids going into 1st - 5th grade Wednesdays: June 11 – August 13 • Starts at 2:30pm Participants will have a chance to read to a dog! The list for each Thursday opens up at 2:00. Up to seven children can read to the dog in a given day; if no one comes for ten minutes, the dog goes home.

LEGO CLUB For ages 5-12

ONGOING EVENTS AFTER-SCHOOL ZONE: A PLACE FOR HOMEWORK

For kids from 8 – 19 • Mon. – Thurs. • 3:30 – 5:00pm May 1 – June 5 (except 5/26 & 6/2 & 6/3), Aug. 20 – 28 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.

BOARD GAME EVENINGS

Fridays, 6:00 - 8:30 pm • 5/16, 6/6, 7/11 & 8/1 • all ages Whether you’re 5 or 105, board games are lots of fun. Come play; we’ll provide the games!

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.

Wednesdays from June 11 – Aug.14 • 4:00 – 5:00pm

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SUMMER READING PROGRAM

For a caregiver and a baby from 6 to 18 months Every Wednesday except 8/13 • 1:00pm

It’s a Benicia summer tradition! Last year, hundreds of kids signed up for this free program! Kids read whatever they like, just for the fun of it. There are free special events and great rewards. The first day to sign up is Saturday, June 1st.

Free special events • Tuesdays @ 7:00pm • Ages 3 ½ to 8 June 17: Julian Sterling’s magic is excellent June 24: Joe Leon performs his “Little Pup Puppet Show” July 1: No event: it’s Fourth of July week July 8: The tradition of Magic Dan continues July 15: Your Song My Song share a lively music program July 22: Mike Della Penna, Magician July 29: Tony Borders, magical ventriloquist Free special events • Wednesdays @ 7:00pm • Ages 8 to 14 June 18: Daniel Barash’s Shadow Puppet Workshop June 25: Mike Della Penna, Magician July 3: No event: it’s Fourth of July week July 9: Brian Scott, magician, will amaze you July 16: East Bay Vivarium July 23: Fratello Marionettes present “Aladdin” July 30: Steve Koehler, Magician

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Toddler Storytime

For families with kids from 2 to 3 Every Wednesday except 8/13 • 10:30am

Preschool Storytime

For families with kids from 4 to 5 Every Tuesday except 8/12 • 10:30am 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.

CHILDREN’S SERVICES WEB PAGE

Go online to access the Library’s catalogue, request items, and find out when your books are due (and then renew them), but there’s more! Visit the Library’s Web page at http://www.benicialibrary.org and click on the link that says Kids. There you can find upcoming kids’ events, lists of recommended books, and Web sites to help with assignments!

Registration for Benicia residents begins April 7, 2014 (Non-Res, April 14)

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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.

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TEEN SUMMER READING PROGRAM

Sign-up begins Sunday, June 1 (final drawing - Aug. 31)

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CASA BUENA: A Multicultural Event Saturday, May 17 • 2:00 – 4:00pm

Take a tour of the taste buds as our TAB (Teen Advisory Board) & Teen Volunteers provide us with tasty treats from all over the world while our other senses feast on cultural entertainment like belly dancing and live music.

FINALS CAFE: Caffeine & Cram

Tuesday, June 3 • 4:00 – 6:00pm Worried about finals? Study with friends or on your own at the Library. We’ll serve refreshments while providing a relaxing study environment for you.

1960s OUTSIDERS PARTY

SCHOOL YEAR VOLUNTEERING: Applications available June 1 • Application Deadline August 15 There are only a set number of volunteers accepted so turn your applications in early.

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TEEN BOOK CLUB

For teens 13 – 19 • Mondays • 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Friday, June 20 • Starting at 5:00pm

May 12, July 21 and August 18

Whether a Greaser or a Soc, dress as your favorite character from the movie, The Outsiders. Listen to music, dance and compete in a 60s trivia game!

Join us for a special “Book to Movie” event. We’ll watch the movie and discuss the book.

TEEN CLOTHING SWAP & RECONSTRUCTION July: date and time to be announced

Have clothes or shoes you don’t wear? Bring them to swap and get some great new threads for school. Take your wardrobe from drab to fab-ulous by learning how to remake your t-shirts!

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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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Children’s BOOK CLUBS

MIDDLE SCHOOL BOOK CLUB

For kids in 6th, 7th and 8th grades • 4:00pm – 5:00 pm May 20:

The Escape (Henderson Boys) by Robert Muchamore

June 17:

Drama by Raina Telgemeier

July 15:

The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann

August 19:

First Test by Tamora Pierce

KIDS’ BOOK CLUB

For kids in 4th and 5th grades • 3:30 – 4:30 pm May 13:

The Fairy Tale Detectives by Michael Buckley

June 10:

Mirror by Jeannie Baker

July 8:

James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl

August 5:

The Man Who Went to the Far Side of the Moon by Bea Uusma Schyffert

All services offered at the Library

Adult Literacy Tutoring 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.

Learner Computer Lab

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.

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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.

ADULT LITERACY & ESL

ESL (English as a Second Language) Conversation Group

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 – Multi-Level

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.

JuNIOR KIDS’ BOOK CLUB For kids in 2nd and 3rd grades • 3:30 – 4:30 pm May 27:

Marvin Redpost: Kidnapped at Birth? by Louis Sachar

June 24:

Lady Lollipop by Dick King-Smith

July 22:

Who Cloned the President? by Ron Roy

August 26:

True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka

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 April 7, 2014 (Non-Res, April 14)

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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

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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) Rental Hours:

Everyday, 8:00am – 10:00pm

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.

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

Mon - Thurs

Resident-Large Room

$31/hour

Non-Res – Large Room $62/hour Local Non-Profit Daily:

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

$19 / hour large 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: Mon - Fri Sat - Sun Resident $31 $47 Non-Resident $68 $83 Local Non-Profit $19 $19 Prices subject to change Clean-up/ Damage Deposit:

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 April 7, 2014 (Non-Res, April 14)

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Junior Firefighter program for kids ages 15-18 The program is part of the Boy Scouts of America, Explorer Program. The Explorers are given the opportunity to become part of the department and work with the on-duty crews in daily activities. Application is available on the Fire Department page of the City Web site or picked up at Station #11 on Military.

The Benicia Police Department’s Explorer Program is a non-paid, law enforcement organization whose main purpose is to give young adults ages 14-20 a chance to begin training themselves for a career in the field of Law Enforcement. It also provides the opportunity to volunteer and serve the community, while enhancing character. For further information on the Benicia Police Explorer Program, contact Sergeant Roger Yokoi, Explorer Advisor, at 707) 746-4333 ext.110. Application is available on the Police Department page of the City Web site.

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Join the Swim Team The Benicia Stingrays Swim Team invites you to join our team. 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 28th – August 3rd Fitness Swimmers: For those who don’t want to compete. Season is June 9 – August 3 For more information visit www.bsrswim.org or email membership@bsrswim.org

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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 April 7, 2014 / Non-Residents, April 14

Make checks payable to: CITY OF BENICIA 66

Questions? Call (707) 746-4285

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