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Junior Museum & Zoo

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MEET THE STAFF TONY PETITHOMME Tony Petithomme, Field Service Inspector for the City’s Parks Department, has been working for the City of Palo Alto for the last 19 years. Tony specializes in inspecting the City’s landscaping in our parks, medians, and City facilities as well as playgrounds and park amenities in our City’s Parks. Tony started with the City in October of 1994 at the Palo Alto Municipal Golf Course and 8 years later moved on to the Parks Department in the Parks Maintenance position. Five years later, Tony was promoted to Field Service Inspector and has been in that position for the past 6 years. Tony enjoys inspecting the playgrounds and making sure the kids have a safe playing environment. Tony also enjoys beautifying the landscape throughout the City by planting flowers. Tony grew up in San Jose, California and graduated from Lynbrook High School. He then attended and graduated from Modesto Junior College and throughout his career has taken horticulture classes at Foothill and San Mateo College. Tony enjoys playing with his 6 and 9 year old sons, loves to travel, and enjoys almost every type of music from Judas Priest to Simon and Garfunkel.

PROGRAM SUPERVISORS Adult Art Lynn Stewart 617.3525 lynn.stewart@cityofpaloalto.org Athletic Field Reservations, Adult Sports Adam Howard 329.2192 adam.howard@cityofpaloalto.org Aquatics Tyler Stetson 463.4929 tyler.stetson@cityofpaloalto.org Baylands Preserve Alex Hamilton 329.2506 alex.hamilton@cityofpaloalto.org Children’s Theatre 463.4930 childrens.theatre@cityofpaloalto.org Community Theatre Lane Pianta 463.4939 lane.pianta@cityofpaloalto.org Junior Museum & Zoo Alex Hamilton 329.2412 alex.hamilton@cityofpaloalto.org

Catalog Editor Erin Perez erin.perez@cityofpaloalto.org Children’s Fine Art Jennifer Marsh 617.3509 jennifer.marsh@cityofpaloalto.org Children-Music, Sports & Special Interest Adult/Senior-Dance, Healthy Choices, Sports, Special Interest, Fitness Sharon Eva 463.4909 sharon.eva@cityofpaloalto.org

Registration Facilities

Lucie Stern Community Center 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto Phone: 463.4900 Fax: 321.5612 Mon–Fri 8:30am–5:30pm Palo Alto Art Center 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto Phone: 329.2366 Fax: 326.6165 Tues–Weds 10–5pm, Thur 10am–9pm, Fri–Sat 10am–5pm, Sun 1pm–5pm

Children-Dance, Adult-Dance, Music, Children’s Theater Performances Chris Luciani 463-4934 christopher.luciani@cityofpaloalto.org

Junior Museum & Zoo 1451 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto Phone: 329.2111 Fax 473.1965 Tues–Sat 10am–5pm Sun 1pm–4pm (no registration)

Teen Services Jessica Lewis 329.2390 jessica.lewis@cityofpaloalto.org

Note: We start to put the zoo animals to bed 30 minutes before closing.

Middle School Athletics Melissa Murray 329.2464 melissa.murray@cityofpaloalto.org Human Services, Special Events Minka van der Zwaag 463.4953 minka.vanderzwaag@cityofpaloalto.org

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Cubberley Community Center 4000 Middlefield Road, room T2, Palo Alto Phone: 329.2418 Fax: 856.8756 Mon–Fri 8:30am–5:30pm* *Registration accepted M-Fri 8:30am–5pm and Friday's from 8:30am–4:30pm

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REGISTRATION FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS I don’t live in Palo Alto. Can I still register for Enjoy! programs? Yes! Everyone is welcome to participate. Palo Alto residents and children enrolled in PAUSD schools receive priority registration dates as well as the resident discount rate as shown in the Enjoy!

Why do I have to provide proof of residency or PAUSD enrollment? We require proof of residency in order to offer Palo Alto residents priority registration dates and discounted course fees. A copy of your driver’s license, utility bill, phone bill, or lease agreement showing your Palo Alto address will suffice.

When do I pay for courses? All courses require payment at time of registration. We accept cash, personal checks payable to the City of Palo Alto, MasterCard, VISA, American Express, and Discover.

What happens if I am “waitlisted” for a course? If the course you are hoping to register for is full, you will be placed on the “waitlist”. No payment is necessary when joining a waiting list. As space becomes available waitlisted participants will be contacted and given until the close of business on the following day to register (and pay) for the course. If we don’t hear from you within that time, we will go to the next name on the waitlist.

Why does my child have to be a certain age or grade level in order to register for some courses? In order to ensure the best experience possible for all participants, each Enjoy! course is tailored to specific ages or grade levels. Each course in the Enjoy! lists the age or grade level requirements. Registrants must meet these requirements prior to the first class meeting.

I’m a member of the Art Center Foundation. Does that qualify me for a discount? Yes! Select members of the Art Center Foundation qualify for one studio course per Foundation membership per year. Call 329-2366 for more information.

Are there any other discounts available? The City of Palo Alto offers Palo Alto youth (ages 17 & under), PAUSD students, seniors 60 and over and disabled residents the opportunity to apply for our Fee Reduction Program based on household income. Those who qualify receive a 25% or 50% discount on courses. This discount is for a one-year period and is capped at $300 per eligible family member. Reductions only apply to new registrations. For further information regarding the Fee Reduction Program, please visit our website at www.cityofpaloalto.org or call 650-463-4900.

WITHDRAW, TRANSFER AND CANCELLATION POLICY The City of Palo Alto strives to provide you with high quality recreational and educational opportunities. We are confident that your participation will be personally valuable and enriching.

Withdrawals

If you are not satisfied with your experience for any reason and choose to withdraw your registration, please let us know prior to the second class meeting. We will place a credit on your Enjoy account that can be applied to another course. If you prefer to receive a refund, a $15 processing charge will be deducted from each course fee. Materials Fees are non-refundable. Should you choose to withdraw, we kindly ask you to fill out a course evaluation so we may improve future offerings.

Transfers

Participants may transfer between courses, prior to the second class meeting, on a space-available basis. There is no charge for transfers, but participants will be responsible for any additional costs. If a student’s age, grade level, or ability does not meet the minimum course requirements, every effort will be made to transfer the student to a course that best suits his or her level.

Cancellations

Courses and camps may be cancelled due to low enrollment. If we cancel a course for any reason, participants will be entitled to a full refund or credit. If you prefer, our staff will assist you in finding another course that meets your needs. Summer camps & aquatics, adult sports leagues, drop-in classes, middle school athletics, one-day workshops, and facility rentals are subject to separate guidelines. Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure that the information in this catalog is correct, but we cannot be held responsible for typographical errors. Tax ID# 94-6000389

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City of Palo Alto Department of Community Services

REGISTRATION

329-2366 463-4900 463-4930 329-2418 329-2111

Waiver (all classes require the signature of each Registering Adult or the Parent or Guardian of any Minor(s). Permission to participate in the following programs, including associated travel sponsored by the City of Palo Alto Community Services Department is given for me and/or child as named below. In consideration of participation in these programs, I hereby indemnify and hold harmless and release the City of Palo Alto, its agents, its employees and volunteers working for the City, from any and all liability for injury suffered by me or my child arising from or connected with these programs. I assume all risk for any injuries. I sign of my own free will. Signature

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Primary Adult Contact (Please Print) Last Name:

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Fee Reduction Program: ____Only register if fee reduction is available  ____Register at full rate once fee reduction limit has been reached. Withdrawal and Transfer requests: If you are not satisfied with your experience for any reason and choose to withdraw your registration, please let us know prior to the second class meeting. We will place a credit on your Enjoy account that can be applied to another course. If you prefer to receive a refund, a $15 processing charge will be deducted from each course fee. Participants may transfer between courses, prior to the second class meeting, on a space-available basis. There is no charge for transfers, but participants will be responsible for any additional costs. Help Support: ____ Recreation & Human Services____ Arts & Sciences ____ Parks & Open Space By Donating $______ Payment Information _____ Check

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RESIDENTS We ask for residency verification as we allow residents to have priority registration dates and a discounted class fee. Please submit a copy of your driver’s license; if however, your driver’s license does not show your current address, then a Palo Alto Utility Bill, lease agreement, or phone bill, plus photo ID is acceptable. Residency verification can be faxed to (650) 321-5612 or scanned as an attachment to enjoyonline@cityofpaloalto.org Name:

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REGISTRATION Method & Dates

General Information

Enjoy Online

To register, visit www.cityofpaloalto.org/enjoyonline Tips for online registration success:

Residents: March 7

• Request a User ID and Password at any community center or by sending an email to enjoyonline@cityofpaloalto.org at least one week before registration begins.

Non-Residents: March 14

• Visit the website and become familiar with Enjoy Online before registration begins. Credit card required

• Enjoy Online registration opens at 8:30am on the first day of registration, and then is conveniently available 24/7. Please be sure to register prior to the course start date.

Walk-in/Drop-Off

Bring the completed registration form to one of the community centers listed below.

Residents: March 7

• Registration forms are processed on a first-come, firstserved basis, and customers who prefer to wait in line will receive confirmation and receipt at that time.

Non-Residents: March 14

• Confirmation and receipt will be mailed within 5 business days for customers who prefer to drop off registration forms. • Remember to sign the waiver and include credit card information or check.

Credit card preferred

• Registration forms received prior to March 7th from residents and March 14th from non-residents will be returned.

Mail-in/Fax-in

Mail or fax the completed registration form with credit card information to one of the community centers listed below.

Residents: March 7

• Registration forms are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Confirmation and receipt will be mailed within 5 business days.

Non-Residents: March 14

• Registration forms may not be mailed or faxed before 8:30am on March 7th from residents and March 14th from non-residents. All faxes received early will be returned. Credit card required

Registration Sites

On first day of registration all sites are open at 8:30am to assist you.

Lucie Stern Community Center

1305 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94301

Ph: (650) 463-4900

Fx: (650) 321-5612

Cubberley Community Center

4000 Middlefield Rd, T2, Palo Alto, CA 94303

Ph: (650) 329-2418

Fx: (650) 856-8756

Junior Museum & Zoo

1451 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94301

Ph: (650) 329-2111

Fx: (650) 473-1965

Ph: (650) 329-2366

Fx: (650) 326-6165

Mitchell Park Community Center Palo Alto Art Center

Opening Soon! 1313 Newell Road Palo Alto, CA 94303


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Course Transfer Form Participants may transfer between courses, prior to the second class meeting, on a space-available basis. There is no charge for transfers, but participants will be responsible for any additional costs.

Course or Activity Session Information  (Please print clearly. Thank you.) COURSE CODE

PARTICIPANT’S NAME

COURSE NAME

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Course Withdrawal Form If you are not satisfied with your experience for any reason and choose to withdraw your registration, please let us know prior to the second class meeting. We will place a credit on your account that can be applied to another course. If you prefer to receive a refund, a $15 processing charge will be deducted from each course fee. Should you choose to withdraw, we kindly ask that you to fill out a course evaluation so we may improve future offerings.

Course or Activity Session Information  (Please print clearly. Thank you.) COURSE CODE

PARTICIPANT’S NAME

COURSE/ACTIVITY NAME

START DATE

Credit on Enjoy! account

Refund (less $15 processing charge)

Reason for withdrawal/comments:

We value your feedback. Please feel free to send us your comments or write to us at EnjoyOnline@CityofPaloAlto.org


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EVERYONE AQUATICS Rinconada Recreation Swim Wading Pool & Lap Pool Saturday - Sunday

12:30pm - 4:30pm*

* 4 lanes will be reserved for lap swim.

We are open on Memorial Day! Lap Swim: 9-12pm Rec Swim: 12:30 - 4:30pm

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ART CENTER EXHIBITIONS

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Learn, discover, and be inspired by exhibitions at the Palo Alto Art Center. With free admission and a welcoming environment, our exhibitions offer something for everyone.

Opening Celebration & Reception for Youth Art & Cultural Kaleidoscope Wednesday, April 30, 4:30-7 pm

Join us and celebrate the artwork of children at the Palo Alto Art Center’s spring exhibitions!

UPCOMING PROGRAMS Spring Family Day

Sunday, April 13, 2-4 pm FREE Join the Palo Alto Art Center for our celebrated Spring Family Day and experience a range of hands-on art activities for ages 5 and up!

Pencils Down

January 25 - April 13

Volunteer at the Palo Alto Art Center

Visit Pencils Down, an exhibition of works by eight artists who are using a mundane, accessible material— graphite—to create extraordinary drawings, sculptures, and installations. The Art Center invites audiences to view works by Libby Black (Berkeley), Judith Braun (New York, NY), Kevin Chen (San Francisco), Dalton Ghetti (Bridgeport, CT), Francesca Pastine (San Francisco), Hilary Sanders (Oakland), Chris Sicat (San Jose), and Valerie Wilcox (Los Angeles).

Make A Difference

Did you know that more than 575 adult and teen volunteers share their time with the Palo Alto Art Center on a regular basis? You could help a family with a free hands-on art project, learn to lead a tour, or welcome visitors in our new Gallery Shop! We offer regular/weekly and occasional/ one-time volunteer opportunities. Adults and teens (12+) are invited to join in the fun!

Youth Art & Cultural Kaleidoscope

Youth Art: April 27 – May 18 Cultural Kaleidoscope: April 27 – May 25 Join us this Spring for our Youth Art exhibition, a beloved annual showcase of children’s artwork by K-12 students from the Palo Alto Unified School District. This exhibition is presented in conjunction with our annual Cultural Kaleidoscope exhibition, featuring children’s artwork inspired by cultures across the globe and showcasing the Art Center’s artist-in-the-schools program, in which K-5 students in East Palo Alto and Palo Alto work together with a teaching artist. For information about upcoming exhibitions, please contact the Art Center at artcenter@cityofpaloalto.org.

• Art class helpers • Exhibition tours, docents • Special events, Family Days • Gallery Shop • Behind the scenes • Community outreach • College/Graduate internships • Teen opportunities Contact Emily Lacroix, Director of Volunteer & Intern Programs, at emily.lacroix@cityofpaloalto.org.

Support The Palo Alto Art Center!

Become a member of the Art Center Foundation. Membership helps support programs of the Palo Alto Art Center. Call 650-617-3138 or join online at www.paacf.org/join

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PALO ALTO CHILDREN’S THEATRE Palo Alto Children’s Theatre exists to nurture the intellectual, artistic and personal development of children and youth through multi-arts education, performing opportunities and extraordinary theatre experiences. Our goal is to create excellent theatre for young audiences by placing equal importance on process and product. Through multi-arts education, The Children’s Theatre develops life skills such as critical and creative thinking, cooperation, and aesthetic sensitivity. Both a theatre and a school, The Children’s Theatre provides classes and programs designed to enrich the learning experiences for children and youth. These creative opportunities give young people invaluable personal growth skills as they build their theatrical knowledge and acquire critical developmental assets. To enroll, students must be the minimum age by the first class date. Classes may be repeated. Children’s Theatre 1305 Middlefield Road

Tue -Sat

9:30am - 6:30pm

Mon, Sun

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MAIN STAGE SEASON 2014 Seussical The Musical Based on the Works of Dr. Seuss

Book and Music by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty “Oh The Things You Can Think” as your favorite Dr. Seuss characters appear live onstage! Cat in the Hat is your host and Horton the Elephant is your guide on a journey from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the World of the Whos, as a little boy with a big imagination proves that a person is a person no matter how small. Auditions: Tue. March 4 & Wed. March 5 @ 3:45 pm Performances: Thu. May 8, 7:00 pm.; Fri. May 9, 7:00 pm; Sat. May10, 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm; Sun. May 11, 2:00 pm; Wed. May 14, 4:30 pm; Thu. May 15, 4:30 pm; Fri. May 16, 7:00 pm; Sat. May 17, 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm; Sun. May 18, 2:00 pm

For information, please call (650) 463-4930 Children’s Theatre Box Office 1305 Middlefield Road

Weds -Sat

2pm - 6pm

Mon, Tues, Sun

Closed

For information, please call (650) 463-4970 Main Stage Show Tickets

$14 Adult

$12 Child

Hotdog Suppertime Show Tickets

$12 Adult

$10 Child

Outreach Residency Tickets

$12 Adult

$10 Child

Playhouse Tickets

$12 Adult

$10 Child

Available through the Children’s Theatre Box Office

The Children’s Theatre e-blasts!

Are you interested in receiving the Children’s Theatre notices of auditions, shows, and events? If you would like to be included on the list, find out more about the list, or add your email to the list, please email childrens.theatre@cityofpaloalto.org

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PLAYHOUSE SEASON 20132014 Join us for another season of Playhouse where once every month, local high school performers bring a beloved folk or fairytale to life on stage for 3 to 6 year olds. Playhouse shows are a magical experience for children as the cast invites them to come on stage and become part of the story! Join us as we take a fresh look at some of the world’s most familiar children’s stories on our Magic Castle Stage. For more information, please email Playhouse@cityofpaloalto.org • All dates and times are subject to change • Suitable for: 3 to 6 year olds & parents • Playing Time: Approximately 45 minutes • Show times: 10am & 12pm Saturdays, 12pm Sundays Lost in Seuss

March 15 and 16

The Three Little Pigs

April 19 and 20

The Little Mermaid

May 17 and 18

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The elementary school outreach program is an excellent opportunity for PAUSD children to enjoy the world of theatre right at their own school! Under the guidance of the Children’s Theatre professional staff, students learn how to fill all the roles called for in putting on an exceptional play. In addition to acting, singing and dancing, students take on vital back stage duties such as stage managing, handling props, or running the sound and light boards. There are no adults in the wings at a Children’s Theatre outreach play … the children have it all under control! Open to every 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade student at our host sites, this season we continue the tradition of excellence at the following schools: Thursday March 6 @ 4:30 pm Barron Park 800 Barron Avenue, Palo Alto

Friday, March 7 @ 7:00 pm Saturday, March 8 @ 2:00 pm

Ohlone 950 Amarillo Avenue, Palo Alto

Thursday March 20 @ 4:30 pm Friday, March 21 @ 7:00 pm Saturday, March 22 @ 2:00 pm

HOT DOG SUPPERTIME SHOWS 2014 Come sit outside and watch your favorite stories come to life on our Magic Castle Stage! Bring a picnic for your family or purchase hotdogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers, chips and soft drinks from the Friends of the Children’s Theatre. General running time: approximately one hour. Recommended for ages 4+. Performance dates subject to change.

Friends of the Palo Alto Children’s Theatre

The Friends of Palo Alto Children’s Theatre (FOPACT) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1970 dedicated to supporting the Children’s Theatre. Many of the Theatre’s most vital offerings for our community are only possible through the practical and financial assistance of the Friends of the Palo Alto Children’s Theatre. Please join us today by volunteering your time at the Theatre or making a tax-deductible donation by visiting our website at www.fopact.org.

Private Vocal

Singers of all ages can enjoy tremendous benefit from one-on-one instruction with trained opera singer Patricia Urbano. Learn techniques for every music genre from classical to musical theatre to contemporary pop singing. This all-encompassing workshop is great for students preparing for an audition, perfecting songs for a performance, or for those wishing to strengthen their singing voice. Registration is for a series of 8 half hour lessons. Please call the Children’s Theatre for information on how to schedule an appointment to speak with the instructor prior to registration. *Call 650.463.4930

PERFORMANCES AT THE LUCIE STERN THEATRE For tickets, performance information and other inquiries, please call:

THEATREWORKS: 463-1960 PALO ALTO PLAYERS: 329-0891 WEST BAY OPERA: 424-9999

Location: Roy Ginsburg Magic Castle Stage at Children’s Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto

THEATREWORKS

Gates to Secret Garden open at 5:45pm

Oliver Award – Best New Musical

Production #1 Title TBA

Auditions (age 8 – high school): Tuesday, April 30 or Wednesday, May 1 (Callbacks on Saturday, May 4) Performances: June 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, and 29 at 6:30pm

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SCHOOL YEAR SEASON 2013-2014

Once on This Island Book and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens Music by Stephen Flaherty Based in My Love, My Love by Rosa Guy

Performances: July 3, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, and 20 at 6:30pm

From the creators of Ragtime comes an exhilarating Caribbean carnival of infectious rhythms, rousing dance, and exuberant theatricality. Set on a lush Antilles island, this effervescent hit chronicles the fairytale love of a naïve peasant girl for a handsome young aristocrat. As the gods debate the star-crossed lovers’ fate, the islanders gather to sing and celebrate the hope of the human spirit.

Production #3 Title TBA

“Fantastical and thrilling. A joyous tale told in song and dance.” The New York Times

Production #2 Title TBA

Auditions (age 8 – high school): Tuesday, April 30 or Wednesday, May 1 (Callbacks on Saturday, May 4)

Auditions (age 14-24): Friday, June 14 or Saturday, June 15 (Callbacks on Saturday, June 21) Performances: July 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 31, August 1, 2, and 3 at 6:30pm

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WEST BAY OPERA

A monstrously good musical super-charged with laughter and fun

“L’elisir d’Amore”

Young Frankenstein

Book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan

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Music and lyrics by Mel Brooks It’s ALIVE! Only an abnormal brain from a mad genius like Mel Brooks could reanimate this 1974 film favorite as a Broadway smash, by surgically attaching show-stopping staging to a hysteria-inducing score. Drawing loosely (and we use the term “loosely” loosely) upon the Mary Shelley classic, Dr. Frankenstein (that’s “Fronk-en-steen”!) inherits a Transylvanian castle prime for monster-making. Back along for the wild ride is that irresistibly deranged cast of characters, including Frau Blücher, hunchback Igor (that’s “Eye-gor”!) and ravishing lab assistant Inga, as well as the very best of the demented rest.

By G. Donizetti

A young country bumpkin is duped by a charlatan passing himself for a doctor. If he drinks the elixir, all the girls will fall for him. Fully staged, orchestra, chorus. JL Moacovich, conductor, David Cox, director. More info and tix at (650) 424-9999 or www.wbopera.org February 14, 16, 23 and 24, 2014 Lucie Stern Theatre, Palo Alto

“Die Zauberflöte” (The Magic Flute) By W. A. Mozart.

April 26-May 11, 2014, preview April 25

Tamino falls in love with Pamina, daughter of the Queen of the night. Before he can rescue her, the two will have to go through many trials. A truly magical story brought to life by Mozart’s sublime music. Fully staged, orchestra, chorus. JL Moscovich, cond. Daniel Witzke, director.

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More info, tickets: (650) 424-9999 or online:

“The Broadway Musical at its dizziest, glitziest and funniest!” – New York Post

A season finale forever altering the way we view the world

The Farnsworth Invention

www.wbopera.org May 23, 25, 31-June 1, 2014 Lucie Stern Theatre, Palo Alto

By Aaron Sorkin

It began in the 1920’s – two men locked in an epic competition to lay claim to the most influential invention of the last century: television. The Farnsworth Invention airs this amazing race – a real-life battle between Philo Farnsworth, a self-taught Idaho farm boy, and David Sarnoff, an enterprising Russian immigrant. By the acclaimed writer of The West Wing, The Social Network and A Few Good Men, this fast-paced, witty drama will captivate audiences with its remarkable storytelling of scientific discovery, double-dealings and corporate espionage. You’ll never look at television the same way again! “Crackling prime time theatre!” – Newsday June 14-29, 2014, preview June 13 Lucie Stern Theatre, Palo Alto

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OPEN SPACE Sunday Birdwalks at the Baylands

The Best Way to Get to Know Your Preserves – Volunteer!

Palo Alto Camera Club Meetings

A ranger-led activity is a great way to enjoy the outdoors with your family or group. We can do nature hikes, fishing programs, campfires, wedding ceremonies, and more! Download a request form and fee schedule at http://bit.ly/InterpForm. For more information, call Ranger Kathleen Jones at 650-329-2423. Or just ask a ranger.

Want to spend some quality time in your Open Space preserves? Well, volunteer! There are all sorts of ways to get to know the preserves better, help the wildlife and the resources, and make them better places for all of us. No experience needed, and it’s a great activity for individuals, families, or groups. We have a stewardship partner for each of the preserves. Call them directly or visit their websites for more information about how you can get involved.

Baylands Preserve Save the Bay www.savesfbay.org, 510 452-9261

Pearson-Arastradero Preserve Acterra www.acterra.org, 650 962-9876

Foothills Park Acterra www.acterra.org, 650 962-9876 If you have ideas for other volunteer activities, give us a call at the Baylands Ranger Station and let’s talk. 650-617-3156.

Follow Us on Twitter and Facebook

Stay in the know with your Open Space preserves. Get notes about upcoming programs, wildlife and wildflower sightings, and photos of what’s going on. For Facebook, go to www.facebook.com/PAopenspace. On Twitter, follow @PAranger and @rangercurt. You can also see our tweets at www.twitter.com/paranger or www.twitter.com/rangercurt.

Get Your Open Space Pin, Magnet or Medallion

Don’t you just love the patch worn by the Open Space rangers? You can have one too -- as a hat pin, a magnet, or a hiking staff medallion. They’re $5 each or any three for $12. All proceeds benefit Adopt-a-Park. Get yours at the Foothills Park Interpretive Center or download the order form at http://bit.ly/openspacepin.

BAYLANDS NATURE PRESERVE Bay Area Bird Photographers

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Ask a Ranger – To Lead a Program For You

Learn to identify the birds of the Baylands, with close-up views provided by telescope. The Sunday Birdwalks are designed for beginners and others who are interested in observing and recognizing the area’s birds by sight, sound, and behaviors. The walk start times will vary to coincide with favorable tides; for the current time and meeting place schedule please call 329-2506 or e-mail johndebell@sbcglobal.net.

Founded in 1935, the Palo Alto Camera Club is a serious group of about 100 photographers working together to enhance and broaden their photographic skills and artistic vision. Activities include digital and print competitions, educational programs, group critiques, field trips and other special events. Meetings are generally held on the second, third and fourth Wednesdays of the month at the Lucy Evans Baylands Nature Center, 2775 Embarcadero Rd., Palo Alto. Visit the website at www.pacamera.com for more information and a schedule of events.

FOOTHILLS PARK Foothills Park is a residents-only park. Residents may bring up to 15 accompanied guests. Proof of residency required. No pets allowed on weekends or holidays. For more information call 329-2423.

Fishing with a Ranger

Join Ranger Kathleen to learn how to fish the old fashioned way -- with a cane pole. Everything you will need will be provided for you. Meet at the Boronda Lake fishing dock. Instructor: Kathleen Jones 1 class

$12R/$17NR

Boronda Lake at Foothills Park

15max

2294

5Y–16Y

Sa 6/21

9 - 10:30 AM

Star Parties

Come see the stars and planets and other celestial bodies after dark on Vista Hill in Foothills Park. The Peninsula Astronomical Society sets up their telescopes for you to explore the wonders of the night sky. Bring your own if you have one. Enter the park before the program starts because the entrance gate is locked at program start time (which is one-half hour before park closing time). Free. Overcast sky cancels. Call 650-329-2423 for more information. April 5

7:30-10:00pm

May 31

8:30-11:00pm

June 28

8:30-11:00pm

This group, sponsored by the Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society, meets the first Wednesday of each month, except in June, July and August, from 7:30-9:30pm at the Baylands Center. The public is welcome to attend.

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Wildflower Walk

Join Ranger Kathleen on a leisurely hike to see the beautiful wildflowers that are abundant this time of year. Note: Because this activity takes place in Foothills Park, residency requirements apply: registered non-residents must be accompanied by registered Palo Alto residents. Instructor: Kathleen Jones 1 class

$0

Foothills Park Interpretive Center

12max

1016

7Y and up

Sa 4/19

10 –12 PM

PEARSON-ARASTRADERO PRESERVE Twilight Hike

Join Ranger Kathleen on a leisurely hike through PearsonArastradero Preserve as the day changes to night. Whoooooo will we see? Instructor: Kathleen Jones 1 class

$0

Pearson Arastradero Preserve

12max

1027

8Y and up

Sa 4/5

6:30 - 8 PM

2299

8Y and up

Sa 5/3

7 - 8:30 PM

2300

8Y and up

Sa 6/7

6:30 - 8 PM

JUNIOR MUSEUM AND ZOO Junior Museum and Zoo 1451 Middlefield Road

Tuesday – Saturday

10am – 5 pm

Sunday

1pm – 4 pm

Monday

Closed

For information, please call (650) 329-2111

Support the Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo

The Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo (FPAJMZ) was founded in 1962 as a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to supporting and enhancing the Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo. Donations help sponsor exciting and interactive exhibits, provide free science classes to students in East Palo Alto, and improve zoo & museum facilities. Be sure to check out our new museum exhibit opening in June – Buzzzz! Become a member of the Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo! To learn how, visit www.friendsjmz.org, or call 650-326-6338.

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Become a JMZ Volunteer!

Do you love animals, science, learning and young children? Are you 14 years of age or older? Become a JMZ Volunteer and help little explorers make big discoveries in our Zoo or Museum, at our Baylands Nature Center, or in support of Special Events. To learn more and download a Volunteer Application, visit www.cityofpaloalto.org/jmz.

Science Birthday Parties

Celebrate your birthday at the Junior Museum & Zoo! We provide fun science activities and a private room for your party. You supply the cake. For kids in grades Kindergarten & up. To learn more visit www.cityofpaloalto.org/jmz.

Facility Rentals

Looking for a one-of-a-kind spot for a gathering? Why not host it at the Junior Museum & Zoo, and turn your event into a celebration of kids, learning and nature. Rent out a classroom, or rent the entire facility. To learn more visit www.cityofpaloalto.org/jmz, or call Ines Thiessen at (650) 329-2111.

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SPECIAL EVENTS 92nd Annual May Fête Children’s Parade

Saturday, May 3, 10am Downtown Palo Alto - University Ave. Celebrate spring with all of your friends at the 92nd Annual May Fête Children’s Parade, held each year on the first Saturday in May. It’s a wonderful community tradition and the oldest Children’s Parade in Northern California. The parade features marching bands, decorated floats, and thousands of kids skipping, skating, riding bikes, wearing costumes, and parading their pets down University Avenue. The parade will end at Heritage Park for the May Fête Fair to be organized by the Palo Alto Recreation Foundation and the Kiwanis Club of Palo Alto. The Museum of American Heritage will also be hosting their Vintage Vehicle and Family Fun Day. For more information, please call 463-4953.

World Music Day

Palo Alto World Music Day Sunday, June 15th Downtown Palo Alto - University Avenue 3pm - 7:30pm World Music Day will be celebrated in Palo Alto on Sunday, June 15, (also Father’s Day) from 3pm to 7:30pm on University Avenue, King Plaza (City Hall) and surrounding streets. All performances are FREE and open to the public. The Fete de la Musique, also known as World Music Day, is a worldwide music festival that takes place around the summer solstice. For more information, please go to www.pamusicday.org

33rd Annual Summer Festival & Chili Cook-Off Friday, July 4th at Mitchell Park 600 East Meadow Dr. 12-5pm (Chili tasting starts at 1:30pm)

The tradition continues as we celebrate Independence Day at the Palo Alto Summer Festival & Chili Cook-off. Attracting thousands of sun and chili lovers, the festival embraces everything wonderful about summer. Taste an array of red-hot chili delicacies prepared by teams of chefs battling for the chili championship. Live music, dancing, children’s activities, food vendors, and more will take place from 12 to 5pm. Chili tasting starts at 1:30pm. Admission is free. Tasting kits will be sold for a nominal fee. Can your chili recipe stand the heat of competition? This year’s Chili Cook-off is the perfect chance to try it out. Awards will be presented for best booth, best spirit and best chili. Please call 463-4953 for an entry application (available starting in May.)

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TRAININGS FROM THE OFFICE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES The Emergency Services Volunteer Program

Would you like to provide a valuable community service right in your own neighborhood? Are you prepared for the next emergency we will face in Palo Alto? The Office of Emergency Services manages the Emergency Services Volunteer (ESV) program and whatever your interest, we can find a role for you. The mission of the Palo Alto ESV is to provide supplemental resources to the professional first responders of the City and surrounding communities, and facilitate means for neighbors to help neighbors. We encourage you to get involved in helping to prepare your community for the next emergency. If you want to learn more contact OES at 650-617-3197 or visit our website at www.cityofpaloalto.org/emergencyvolunteers.

Emergency Preparedness Class for Kids Sat, April 12th, 2013, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Room D-1, Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto

Kids will learn, through a multitude of hands-on activities, some of the most essential information on how to become prepared for any sort of disaster (specifically earthquakes). Kids will receive their “Preparedness Passports” and will leave the event more resilient, and aware about the risks we face in Palo Alto. RSVP to tennisfan64@gmail.com or call the Office of Emergency Services at 650-617-3197.

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training April 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23: 1-4pm Stanford Department of Public Safety Compound, Stanford University

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training is a national program designed to prepare Palo Alto residents to help themselves, their families and neighbors, in the event of a disaster. The training covers basic skills that are important to know in a disaster when emergency services are not available. The CERT program is free to all citizens of Palo Alto & Stanford University. During this 20 hour course, CERT members receive training in earthquake awareness, disaster fire suppression techniques, disaster medical operations, first aid/CPR, light search and rescue as well as team organization and management. CERT training culminates with a disaster simulation and comprehensive course review. All classes are taught by trained instructors with an emphasis on hands-on practice. Following a disaster, CERT teams can extinguish small fires, turn off gas inlets to damaged homes, perform light search and rescue and render basic first aid. The CERT program provides an effective response capability. Free CERT training classes are conducted throughout the year across the North Santa Clara County region. A course schedule is available at www.cityofpaloalto.org/services/public_safety/get_involved/cert.asp. Send an email to paloaltocert@cityofpaloalto.org or call (650) 617-3197 for information and registration.

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Block Preparedness Coordinator Certification Training Sat, May 10th, 9-12am Room H-1, Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto

This course is an introduction to the Block Preparedness Coordinator (BPC) Program and includes Neighborhood Watch training. The Block Preparedness Program is a component of the Palo Alto Emergency Services Volunteer Program sponsored by the Office of Emergency Services. The BPC Program is relevant not only in a disaster but also for everyday activities, building social networks in your neighborhood, deterring crime, and preparing for emergencies. When neighbors know each other, they look out for each other and work better together. BPCs are the driving force to make this happen, making our neighborhoods safer places to live. This class is open to the public.

Irrigation Basics for Homeowners

Sat, April 5, 9-12am Lucie Stern Community Center This engaging class is designed for homeowners who are interested in learning more about the installation and maintenance of a residential irrigation system. Participants will learn about the components and layout of the irrigation system, common irrigation problems, basic maintenance, and how to maintain appropriate irrigation of trees while keeping a low water use landscape design. Instructor: Lori Palmquist Fee: None, but reservations are required due to space limitations. Visit www.cityofpaloalto.org/water or call (650) 329-2241 to reserve your spot today.

Palo Alto Mediation Program

RSVP: epvolunteers@paneighborhoods.org; for more information go to www.cityofpaloalto.org/services/public_ safety/get_involved/npc_bpc.asp

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PALO ALTO UTILITIES DEPARTMENT CLASSES

Questions Answered, Conflicts Resolved, FREE SERVICES OFFERED

From Graywater to Green Garden Weds, May 7, 6–9pm Lucie Stern Community Center

Reduce your water use while keeping your garden green! Learn how you can simply and safely transform your home to reuse water from sinks, showers and washing machines to irrigate plants. The class will begin with an overview of residential graywater reuse–including codes and regulations, what soaps to use and the best plants to irrigate with graywater. The rest of the class will focus on how to construct a “laundry to landscape” graywater system. Participants will put together a sample system using real parts and tools. Instructor: Christina Bertea Fee: None, but reservations are required due to space limitations. Visit www.cityofpaloalto.org/water or call (650) 329-2241 to reserve your spot today.

The Palo Alto Mediation Program is administered by Project Sentinel in partnership with the City of Palo Alto’s Human Relations Commission and Human Services Division

• Information and Referrals for Landlords, Tenants, and Homeowners (deposits, repairs, evictions, noise, privacy, fences, trees and hedges, animals) • Mediation and Conciliation of Disputes between landlords, tenants, neighbors, contractors, clients, businesses, consumers, employers, employees, co-workers, and others. Why Mediation? Mediation is convenient, confidential, informal and effective. Mediation enables the parties to resolve disputes themselves, and offers an alternative to going to court or doing nothing. About the Program The Palo Alto Mediation Program is administered by Project Sentinel in partnership with the City of Palo Alto Human Relations Commission and the Department of Community Services, Human Services Division. Mediators are appointed by the City, after training and certification. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer mediator, please call for more information. (Application deadline is March 21, 2014) Contact Information: Palo Alto Mediation Program 1490 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95050 Tel: (650) 856-4062, Fax: (408) 720-0810 E-Mail: Pamediation@aol.com Note: For information about the Mandatory Response Program, a special conciliation and mediation service for tenants and landlords, please visit the City of Palo Alto website: www.cityofpaloalto.org/gov/depts/csd/hs/ mediation.asp

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PRESCHOOL AQUATICS Rinconada Recreation Swim Wading Pool & Lap Pool Saturday - Sunday

12:30pm - 4:30pm*

* 4 lanes will be reserved for lap swim.

We are open on Memorial Day! Lap Swim: 9-12pm Rec Swim: 12:30 - 4:30pm

Private Pool Party at Rinconada Pool

Is your child celebrating a birthday, commencement or other special event? Does he or she love to swim? Rinconada Wading Pool is available for private rental May to September annually. For more information including availability, FAQ, schedule, and fees, visit: www.cityofpaloalto.org/poolparties

Parent & Me

An adult must accompany the child into the pool. This class provides an opportunity for children to become comfortable in and around the water. This playful class will introduce you and your child to the building blocks of swimming including blowing bubbles, entering and exiting the water safely, floating on front and back and swimming on front and back.

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GROUP LESSONS AT RINCONADA POOL

preschool

Session I $55R/$65NR 4 classes

Time

M, W 4/28 - 5/7 4:45-5:15pm

Preschool Swim

Preschool Swim is a beginning to intermediate class for students who are 3-4 years. Water comfort and safety are emphasized in addition to the building blocks of swimming including coordinating arm and leg motion, blowing bubbles, floating and gradually submerged head and face. More advanced students will begin stroke technique and swimming independently. Skills covered in Preschool Swim overlap with material in Level 1 and 2. Those who advance from Preschool Swim may be eligible to skip Level 1 and move directly to Level 2.

Parent & Me

Preschool Swim

T, Th M, W T, Th 4/29 - 5/8 5/12 - 5/21 5/13 - 5/22

2332

Time

Session II $55R/$65NR 4 classes

2335

2334

2336

Session I $85R/$95NR 8 classes

Session II $85R/$95NR 8 classes

M, W 4/28 - 5/8

M-Th 5/12 - 5/22

2327

2329

5:20-5:50pm

CHILDREN’S FINE ART FINE ART FOR PRESCHOOLERS (AGES 1.5-5 YRS) Help your children develop skills in visual art, experience the power of creative expression, build confidence, and explore their interests, all in a fun and supportive environment. We offer a variety of art classes and summer workshops for the artist in every child, from preschoolers to teens. Dozens of classes are offered for every interest and skill level in a broad range of media. Because classes are taught by highly trained professional artist instructors with limited group sizes, students of all ages receive individualized attention. Bring children in clothes appropriate for clay, paint, and glue. All classes at the Palo Alto Art Center located at 1313 Newell Road. To join the Children’s Fine Art email list, please email jennifer.marsh@cityofpaloalto.org.

Clay for Preschooler and Parent

Parents join their preschoolers in learning how to build and shape clay, together transforming their ideas into functional glazed and fired pieces. Aside from being fun for parents and kids, creating clay projects builds problem-solving and fine motor skills for young students. This class is for any parents who want to spend quality time with their preschooler in a creative and educational way. Wednesday classes are a bit longer to accommodate kids who like to take their time. Parental participation required. No underage siblings or babies. Instructor: Nora Sarkissian, Tue; Kathleen Gordon, Wed; Sandy Vrooman, Fri 7 classes

$82R/$95NR

Clay Classroom

12max

2145

3Y–5Y

Tu 4/8–5/20

1:30–2:30 PM

2147

3Y–5Y

F 4/11–5/23

1:30–2:30 PM

7 classes

$103R/$118NR

Clay Classroom

12max

2146

3Y–5Y

W 4/9–5/21

10:15–11:30 AM

OVERVIEW OF FINE ART CLASSES FOR PRESCHOOLERS (AGES 1.5-5 YEARS) Course

Course #

Time

Age

Course

Tuesday classes: 4/8 - 5/20

Course #

Time

Age

Thursday classes: 4/10 - 5/22

My First Art Class *

2142

9:30 am - 10:30 am

1.5 - 3Y

NEW! Art Explorers

2182

9:45 am - 10:45 am

2-3Y

My First Art Class *

2144

10:45 am - 11:45 am

2-5Y

NEW! Art Explorers

2183

11 am - 12 pm

2-3Y

Clay for Preschooler and Parent

2145

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

3-5Y

Art Starts

2184

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

3-5Y

* runs 4/15 - 5/20

Friday classes: 4/11 - 5/23 Wednesday classes: 4/9 - 5/21

My First Art Class

2148

9:30 am - 10:30 am

1.5 - 3Y

Clay for Preschooler and Parent My First Art Class

2146

10:15 am - 11:30 am

3-5Y

2149

10:45 am - 11:45 am

2-5Y

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Clay for Preschooler and Parent

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1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

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My First Art Class

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Each week, we have an exciting theme using an array of art materials such as paint, clay, glitter, stickers, collage, markers and much more. We set up an art environment with 5 stations. The children move freely around the room experiencing the art materials at their own pace. We have fun with art for 45 minutes and finish the hour with lively singing and dancing. Parent participation is required for children under four. Siblings in arms are OK. Bring $12 materials fee at the first class.

Parents join their little ones in exploring artistic materials as they create hands-on, process-oriented projects in painting, printmaking, and sculpture—All with a dash of science and learning about the natural world. By teaching children about their environment and by introducing them to fun art materials, this class fosters young learners’ curiosity and self-expression. This is a great class for kids who love to create, and for parents who are interested in supporting their children’s passion for art and learning. Parent participation required.

Art Explorers

Instructor: Chris Pollard, Tue; Barb Merkel, Wed

Instructor: Sharon Reich

6 classes

$77R/$89NR

Preschool Classroom

16max

7 classes

$77R/$89NR

Preschool Classroom

12max

2142

1.5Y-3Y

Tu 4/15–5/20

9:30–10:30 AM

2182

2Y-3Y

Th 4/10–5/22

9:45–10:45 AM

2183

2Y-3Y

Th 4/10–5/22

11 AM–12 PM

2Y-5Y

Tu 4/15–5/20

7 classes

$89R/$103NR

Preschool Classroom

16max

2148

1.5Y-3Y

W 4/9–5/21

9:30–10:30 AM

2149

2Y-5Y

W 4/9–5/21

10:45–11:45 AM

preschool

2144

10:45–11:45 AM

Art Starts

Parents join their children in exploring and discovering artistic materials and techniques in painting, drawing, printmaking, and sculpture. Students learn new art-making techniques in a fun and supportive environment. This is a great class for older preschoolers who love to express themselves, and for parents who are interested in supporting their children’s self-expression. Parent participation encouraged. Instructor: Sharon Reich 7 classes

$77R/$89NR

Preschool Classroom

12max

2184

3Y–5Y

Th 4/10–5/22

1:15–2:15 PM

CHILDREN’S THEATRE Palo Alto Children’s Theatre exists to nurture the intellectual, artistic and personal development of children and youth through multi-arts education, performing opportunities and extraordinary theatre experiences. We believe process and product are of equal importance and aim to create excellent theatre for young audiences. Through multi-arts education, Children’s Theatre develops life skills such as critical and creative thinking, cooperation, and aesthetic sensitivity. A theatre and a school, Children’s Theatre provides classes and programming designed to further learning experiences for children and youth. This invaluable teaching tool develops skills and provides a unique opportunity to augment our participants’ theatrical knowledge. All participants must be the stated age by the first class. Classes may be repeated.

Parent Observations

Unless specifically allowed in the class description, parents are not permitted in the studio during class. We encourage parents to wait in the Lobby, particularly if they are concerned that their child may experience separation anxiety. The class description will specify if Parents are welcome to observe the final class meeting of each term.

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Creative Play: Imagine

Through a mixture of song, movement and storytelling, children learn to explore and express their inner world. Children discover the magic of play. Instructor: Children’s Theatre Staff 5 classes

$95R/$110NR

Dance Studio at Children’s Theatre

10max

2248

3Y–5Y

Tu 4/8–5/6

10-10:45 AM

Story Acting

Using familiar stories, short poems, and traditional nursery rhymes, children discover how to use their bodies and voices to act out a different story in class each day. Story acting allows children to unleash their creativity and set free their imaginations. Class may be repeated. This is not a parent participation class. Instructor: Children’s Theatre Staff Children’s Theatre Magic Castle Stage

5 classes

$95R/$110NR

10max

2249

4Y–6Y

Tu 4/8–5/6

4–4:45 PM

2250

4Y–6Y

Sa 4/12–5/10

10–10:45 AM

5 classes

$95R/$110NR

Children’s Theatre Dressing Room 1

10max

2251

4Y–6Y

Sa 4/12–5/10

11:15 AM–12PM

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Beginner Jazz Dance & Fitness

Come on Boys and Girls and get ready for some serious fun! This class is a wonderful opportunity for children to focus their energy while learning very cool dance moves. Class includes basic Jazz steps, routines and moves. Children learn fitness exercises to enhance their strength, flexibility and balance. Watch their confidence soar as they dance to lively music, jump in and out of hula hoops and more! Last class session is Parent’s Watch Day. Note: Sneakers of Jazz shoes recommended; no sandals or flip-flops. Instructor: Children’s Theatre Staff 8 classes

$100R/$115NR

Children’s Theatre Dance Studio

15max

2292

3Y–6Y

Th 4/3–5/22

10:30–11:15 AM

Dancing Together

This class is designed to give children the beginning elements of dance in a fun, comfortable, and creative learning environment. The instructor will guide you through both listening and moving activities plus dances to get child and parent dancing around hand in hand. Parents participate in the class. Instructor: Faculty from Dance Force, LLC 7 classes

$130R/$150NR

Children’s Theatre Dance Studio

2152

1.5Y–3Y

M 4/7–5/19

12max 10:20–10:50 AM

Kids Hip Hop Boogie

Bounce, jump and spin! Your child will love this energetic and action packed class. They will learn basic hip hop dance moves to fun kid’s music while building confidence, coordination and rhythm. A great feature of the class is that kids are encouraged to be creative and use their imaginations through movement games and other fun activities. This is not a Parent Participation class. Instructor: Faculty from Dance Force, LLC 7 classes

$140R/$161NR

Children’s Theatre Dance Studio

2158

3.5Y–6Y

M 4/7–5/19

12max 3:45–4:30 PM

Pre-School Dance

This is a great beginner class to introduce your child to ballet, creative movement, and beginning jazz steps. They will learn individual steps, across the floor movements and combinations. Your child will use props while dancing to fun music. Children perform on the last day of class. This is not a Parent Participation class. Faculty from Dance Force, LLC Instructor: Children’s Theatre Staff 7 classes

$140R/$161NR

Children’s Theatre Dance Studio

12max

2160

3Y–5Y

M 4/7–5/19

5:25–6:10 PM

Princess Pre-Ballet

Calling all Princesses! In this magical princess themed class, children will learn ballet, creative dance, individual steps, and across the floor movement and dance combinations. While dancing to their favorite Princess music, children will use fun props like scarves, magic wands and more! All dancers will perform in class on the last day of the session. This is not a Parent Participation class. Faculty from Dance Force, LLC Instructor: Children’s Theatre Staff 7 classes

$140R/$161NR

Children’s Theatre Dance Studio

12max

2156

3Y–5Y

M 4/7–5/19

10:55–11:40 AM

Story Time Dance!

Your child will go on a magical dance journey each week. Our fantastic instructor will read students a story in class and the lesson for the day will be based around a story in the book. Children will dance to fun music, use props, explore the space around them, and go on an adventure through reading and dance. This is not a Parent Participation class. Faculty from Dance Force, LLC Instructor: Children’s Theatre Staff 7 classes

$140R/$161NR

Children’s Theatre Dance Studio

12max

2157

3Y–5Y

M 4/7–5/19

11:45am– 12:30pm

Tiny Tots Ballet

Little Dancer Combo

This is a great beginner class to introduce your child to ballet, creative movement, hip hop, jazz & tap. They will learn individual steps, across the floor movements and combinations. Your child will use props while dancing to fun music. Children perform on the last day of class. This is not a Parent Participation class.

Magic Wands, Teddy Bears & Tutus! Your child will love this action packed FUN class. They will be introduced to ballet, ballet steps and creative movement; children will also have fun using props and singing songs to better understand dance. This is not a Parent Participation class. Faculty from Dance Force, LLC Instructor: Children’s Theatre Staff

Instructor: Faculty from Dance Force, LLC 7 classes

$140R/$161NR

Children’s Theatre Dance Studio

2159

4Y–7Y

M 4/7–5/19

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7 classes

$135R/$155NR

Children’s Theatre Dance Studio

12max

2143

2Y–3Y

M 4/7–5/19

9:45–10:15 AM

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FITNESS Kids Capoeira

Capoeira is an exciting combination of martial arts, dance and gymnastics. Developed by African slaves in Brazil centuries ago, Today Capoeira is practiced by adult and children all over the world. In this class, youth gain flexibility, strength, and confidence as they become more graceful in basic Capoeira movements, learned first in isolation and then put together in a “jingo,” or game. A fun choice for children of all athletic abilities.

Yoga Friends Family Yoga

Yoga is a wonderful activity for children, friends and families. Classes are both active and relaxing, focusing on fun and healthy body movements that children and adults can do together. Each class will consist of learning yoga poses, songs and games. Mats and props are provided. This is a parent/nanny participation class. Registration fee is per child. The Alma Community Room is located at the Alma Plaza. 3445 Alma St. Suite 200, Palo Alto.

10 classes

$120R/$138NR

Children’s Theatre Dance Studio

2239

3Y-6Y

Tu 3/25–5/27

15max 4–4:45 PM

8 classes

$130R/$150NR

Alma Community Room

15 max

2307

3Y-5Y

Mon 3/24-5/12

9:30-10:15am

2308

3Y-5Y

Mon 3/24-5/12

4:30-5:15pm

preschool

Instructor: Mestre Beiçola

MUSIC Music Together®

Did you know that all children are musical? In our researchbased program, an innovative teacher guides 6-12 children and parents (or caregivers) in singing songs of many cultures, dancing, and playing instruments to support music development. $45 materials fee per family due at the first class, includes 2 CDs, songbook, and parent education guide. Siblings 8 months and under attend free. For more information about our classes please visit our website at www.music4families.net. 11 classes

$193R/$222NR

Stern Community Room

12 max

2314

birth-4Y

Tu 4/1-6/10

9:30-10:15am

2315

birth-4Y

Tu 4/1-6/10

10:30-11:15am

2316

birth-4Y

Tu 4/1-6/10

11:30am12:15pm

2317

birth-4Y

Wed 4/2-6/11

4:30-5:15pm

2318

birth-4Y

Wed 4/2-6/11

5:30-6:15pm

JULIE WONG’S IMMERSION/ LANGUAGE MUSIC CLASSES Siblings under 10 months are free. Materials fee of $25 is due to the instructor at the first class – includes CD and songbook. For more information or a free preview, call Julie at 408-358-1341. Joyfulnoise@aya.yale.edu

Music Around the World! Multicultural English

Come visit the four corners of the earth with us through music! This parent-child music class includes songs, chants, dance, and free play with age-appropriate instruments in a fun and creative learning environment. Class is taught in English, but includes a rich and diverse range of music from around the world! 10 classes

$150R/$173NR

Stern Community Room

10 max

2373

Birth - 5yrs

Mon 3/24-6/9

9:30- 10:20am

*no class 4/7, 5/26

Music Around the World! Immersion French

These unique immersion language classes expose you and your child to new languages and cultures through the universal languages of music! No previous language experience necessary. Your child experiences a new language through songs, fingerplays, dance, and playing with instruments in a fun and creative learning environment. 10 classes

$150R/$173NR

Stern Community Room

10 max

2375

Birth - 5yrs

Mon 3/24-6/9

11:30am 12:20pm

*no class 4/7, 5/26

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Music Around the World! Immersion Spanish

These unique immersion language classes expose you and your child to new languages and cultures through the universal languages of music! No previous language experience necessary. Your child experiences a new language through songs, fingerplays, dance, and playing with instruments in a fun and creative learning environment. 10 classes

$150R/$173NR

Stern Community Room

10 max

2374

Birth - 5yrs

Mon 3/24-6/9

10:30- 11:20am

*no class 4/7, 5/26

Bilingual Music Fun with Joy

Introduction to Mandarin Chinese and music for kids. Ages 3-5 years. ‘Bilingual Music Fun with Joy’ introduces young kids Mandarin Chinese and music in a fun, interactive environment. Kids will gain exposure to basic music-making techniques through The Orff Method, a complete and engaging music-learning style incorporating speech, singing, movement and percussion instruments. Parent participation required. No prior knowledge of Mandarin Chinese necessary. Please contact Joy Lu at 650-307-5855 if you have questions. 8 classes

$168R/$194NR

Stern Community Room

10max

2310

3Y - 4Y

W 4/9-5/28

12:30-1:15pm

2311

4Y - 5Y

W 4/9-5/28

1:30-2:20pm

2312

3Y - 4Y

F 4/11-5/30

12:30-1:15pm

2313

4Y - 5Y

F 4/11-5/30

1:30-2:20pm

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MELODY’S ACADEMY OF MUSIC (MAM) Classes meet at 4151 Middlefield Road, Ste 105 and 110, Palo Alto, CA, 94303 (inside the Global Fluency building). For All Melody’s music classes, parents must attend with their children except group flute class. MAM provides a full size digital keyboard in the class. Each family has their own keyboard to use in the class. Music instruments are available for rent. Materials fee of $45 is payable directly to the Melody Academy on the first day of class. Only registered students are allowed in the classroom. For more information, please call 650-796-2747.

Melody’s Piano Beginners 4~5 years old

This course will enrich children who have never studied music through a variety of fun activities. Please join together to celebrate Melody’s Birthday and learn a variety of music skills, such as singing, ear training, keyboard playing, rhythm ensemble and reading music. Please note: Parents Participation is REQUIRED. Only registered students are permitted in the classroom. * non-refundable fee of $45 due on the first day of class 6 classes

$170R/$195NR

MAM

10max

2209

4Y-5Y

Sa 4/19–5/24

4–4:45 PM

2210

4Y-5Y

Su 5/11–6/15

2–2:45 PM

2211

4Y–5Y

Th 5/22–6/26

4–4:45 PM

2212

4Y–5Y

F 6/6–7/11

4–4:45 PM

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JUNIOR MUSEUM & ZOO SCIENCE Animal Detectives

How do animals investigate the world? Can snakes sniff? What do owls hear? Find out how our animals use their senses to find food, identify friends and check out the visitors to our zoo. Parent or caregiver must attend class with child. NO UNREGISTERED siblings allowed in class Instructor: JMZ Staff 3 classes

$61R/$68NR

JMZ - Science Lab 2

10max

2263

3Y–5Y

W 5/7–5/21

10–10:45 AM

Discovery Wednesdays

Discover a smorgasbord of science at the Junior Museum & Zoo. Each week, we’ll explore a variety of exciting science topics. Join us and learn about things that chirp, fizz and zoom. Activities change each session, quarter and year, so you can sign up again and again and still have new adventures! Discovery Wednesdays and Discovery Fridays contain similar content. Parent or caregiver must attend class with child. NO UNREGISTERED siblings allowed in class. (This is a preschool class. Kinders should register for Science Sleuths, listed in the ‘Kids’ section of this catalog. Instructor: JMZ Staff

Budding Botanists

Do you like botany? Do carnivorous plants fascinate you? Is your favorite food a fruit or vegetable? Find out what plants need to grow, why some eat insects, and which parts are tastiest. Learn about an exciting array of plants and even make something out of them. Parent or Caregiver must attend class with child. NO UNREGISTERED siblings allowed in class. Instructor: JMZ Staff 3 classes

$61R/$68NR

JMZ - Science Lab 2

10max

2259

3Y–5Y

Tu 5/6–5/20

10–10:45 AM

Construction Zone for Preschoolers

How high can you build a tower? How wide can you build a dome? Come build with us and learn how to build a variety of sturdy structures. Parent or Caregiver must attend with child. NO UNREGISTERED siblings allowed in class. Instructor: JMZ Staff 4 classes

$80R/$91NR

JMZ - Science Lab 2

10max

2256

3Y–5Y

Tu 4/8–4/29

10–10:45 AM

Discovery Fridays

Discover a smorgasbord of science at the Junior Museum & Zoo. Each week, we’ll explore a variety of exciting science topics. Join us and learn about things that chirp, fizz, and zoom. Activities change each session, quarter and year, so you can sign up again and again and still have new adventures! Discovery Fridays and Discovery Wednesdays contain similar content. Parent or caregiver must attend class with child. NO UNREGISTERED siblings allowed in class. (This is a preschool class. Kinders should register for Science Sleuths, listed in the ‘Kids’ section of this catalog. Instructor: JMZ Staff 7 classes

$128R/$145NR

JMZ - Science Lab 2

10max

2283

3Y–5Y

F 4/11–5/23

10–10:45 AM

2284

3Y–5Y

F 4/11–5/23

11:15–12PM

2285

3Y–5Y

F 4/11–5/23

1–1:45 PM

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4 classes

$128R/$145NR

JMZ - Science Lab 2

10max

2269

3Y–5Y

W 4/9–5/21

1–1:45 PM

Eggstream Science

What came first, the chicken or the egg? Learn what makes a good egg, inside and out. Then, design a contraption to protect your egg and test it out. Be prepared for eggstreme fun! Parent or caregiver must attend class with child. NO UNREGISTERED siblings allowed in class. Instructor: JMZ Staff 4 classes

$80R/$91NR

JMZ - Science Lab 2

10max

2266

3Y–5Y

Th 4/10–5/1

10–10:45 AM

Light Fantastic

Explore rainbows, shadows and dazzling light. Discover the difference between mixing light and mixing paint. Find out what makes things sparkle and shimmer. Parent or caregiver must attend with child. NO UNREGISTERED siblings allowed in class. Instructor: JMZ Staff 3 classes

$61R/$68NR

JMZ - Science Lab 2

10max

2260

3Y–5Y

Tu 5/6–5/20

11:30 AM–12:15 PM

Marsh Muckers

Learn about the birds, fish and plants that live in the salt marsh. Marvel at the tiny creatures that inhabit marsh mud. Wrap up this class with a field trip to the Palo Alto Baylands. Parent or caregiver must attend with child. NO UNREGISTERED siblings allowed in class. Instructor: JMZ Staff 4 classes

$80R/$91NR

JMZ - Science Lab 2

10max

2257

3Y–5Y

Tu 4/8–4/29

11:30 AM–12:15 PM

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Oceanography

Do you wonder what makes an ocean wave wiggle? Learn about underwater volcanoes, deep sea trenches, sea creatures, sea plants, ocean currents and tides. Come see what the sea is all about! Parent or caregiver must attend class with child. NO UNREGISTERED siblings allowed in class. Instructor: JMZ Staff 4 classes

$80R/$91NR

JMZ - Science Lab 2

10max

2262

3Y–5Y

W 4/9–4/30

10–10:45 AM

Zoo Expressions

Learn about the animals in our zoo and make beautiful prints, rubbings, casts and sculptures inspired by the animals. Bring a white or light-colored T-shirt so you can make animal art to wear. Parent or caregiver must attend class with child. NO UNREGISTERED siblings allowed in class. Instructor: JMZ Staff 3 classes

$61R/$68NR

TBA

10max

2268

3Y–5Y

Th 5/8–5/22

10–10:45 AM

SPECIAL INTEREST A Day at Little Explorers

Experience the joy of exploration in Little Explorers, a developmental program for toddlers and preschoolers. Enjoy a school day of dramatic and sensory play, art, science, math, music and literacy centers. Adult participation required. Snacks included. www.LittleExplorersAdventures.com Instructor: Martina Entriken 10 classes

$258R/$297NR

Peers Park Field House

15 max

2235

1.5Y–4Y

F 4/4–6/6

9:30–11:30 AM

Little Explorers Adventures

(Formerly Luane’s Little Explorers) Experience the joy of exploration in Little Explorers Adventures, a developmental program for toddlers and young preschoolers. All weeks include a field trip to a nature, community or cultural location, plus a school day that extends the experience with dramatic and sensory play, art, science, math, music and literacy centers. Adult participation required. Materials fee (which covers field trip costs, arts & crafts and snacks) is payable to the instructor by the first class. www.LittleExplorersAdventures.com Instructor: Martina Entriken 19 classes

$489R/$562NR

Peers Park Field House

15max

2236

1.5Y–4Y

M W 4/7–6/11

9:30–11:30 AM

20 classes

$515R/$593NR

Peers Park Field House

15max

2237

1.5Y–4Y

Tu Th 4/8–6/12

9:30–11:30 AM

No class 5/26

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SPORTS KIDZ LOVE SOCCER

Pre Soccer by Kidz Love Soccer

Since 1979, Kidz Love Soccer has been dedicated to teaching children the world’s most popular sport within a nurturing, recreational environment. A typical session experience includes age-appropriate activities: skill demonstrations, fun games, and instructional scrimmages. Young soccer enthusiasts experience soccer fun in a safe, non-competitive environment. Kidz Love Soccer... ‘Where the score is always FUN to FUN!” Shin guards are required after the first meeting. KLS class status hotline: (888) 372-5803 To receive cancellation notifications automatically on your smart phone download the free Kidz Love Soccer App.

Parent & Me Soccer

Introduce your toddler to the ‘World’s Most Popular Game’! As you and your child participate in our fun age appropriate activities, your child will be developing their large motor skills and socialization skills. A variety of activities designed around the game of soccer will be played each week. The fun happens on the field, and in Parent & Me Soccer, parents are part of the action, not watching from the sidelines! Kids will receive a soccer jersey. KLS class status hotline: (888) 372-5803 9 classes

$116R/$134NR

Rinconada Park

20max

2410

2Y - 3.5Y

Tu 4/8-6/3

5:30-6:00pm

9 classes

$116R/$134NR

Mitchell Park

20max

2409

2Y - 3.5Y

Th 4/10-6/5

11-11:30am

2385

2Y - 3.5Y

Sa 4/12-6/14*

8:30-9am

2386

2Y - 3.5Y

Sa 4/12-6/14*

9:05-9:35am

2387

2Y - 3.5Y

Sa 4/12-6/14*

4:30-5:00pm

*No class 5/24

Tot Soccer by Kidz Love Soccer

Little tykes will enjoy running and kicking just like the big kids! Encourages large motor skill development through fun soccer games and introduces small children to the group setting. Each participant will receive a soccer jersey. Shin guards are required. KLS class status hotline: (888) 372-5803 9 classes

$116R/$134R

Rinconada Park

30max

2395

3.5M - 4Y

Tu 4/8-6/3

4:45-5:15pm

9 classes

$116R/$134NR

Mitchell Park

30max

2396

3.5Y - 4Y

W 4/9-6/4

4:45-5:15pm

2397

3.5Y - 4Y

Th 4/10-6/5

9:40-10:10am

2398

3.5Y - 4Y

Th 4/10-6/5

5:15-5:45pm

2399

3.5Y - 4Y

Sa 4/12-6/14*

9:45-10:15am

2400

3.5Y - 4Y

Sa 4/12-6/14*

3:50-4:20pm

Teaches the basic techniques of the game and builds self-esteem through participation and fun soccer activities. Children learn to follow instructions in a nurturing, age appropriate environment. Each participant will receive a soccer jersey. Shin guards are required. KLS class status hotline: (888) 372-5803 9 classes

$116R/$134NR

Rinconada Park

36max

2388

4Y - 5Y

Tu 4/8-6/3

4:10-4:45pm

9 classes

$116R/$134NR

Mitchell Park

36max (Sat Max 30)

2389

4Y - 5Y

W 4/9-6/4

3:25-4:00pm

2390

4Y - 5Y

Th 4/10-6/5

10:10-10:45am

2391

4Y - 5Y

Th 4/10-6/5

3:10-3:45pm

2392

4Y - 5Y

Sa 4/12-6/14*

10:15-10:50am

2393

4Y - 5Y

Sa 4/12-6/14*

10:50-11:25am

2394

4Y - 5Y

Sa 4/12-6/14*

3:15-3:50pm

*No class 5/24

HOOPSTARZ BASKETBALL Parent & Me Hoops

The Parent & Me classes provide an Introduction to the game of basketball in a fun environment that stimulates interest and a love for the game. We use the Tiny Tyke Hoops and small rubber balls for these classes. Fundamental skills include; shooting, passing and dribbling. www.hoopstarzbasketball.com 8 classes

$99R$114NR

Cubberley Gym B

12 max

2404

3Y-5Y

Tu 4/8-6/3*

10:30-11:15am

2405

3Y-5Y

Thu 3/27-5/29**

10:30-11:15am

2406

3Y-5Y

Sa 3/29-5/31***

9–9:45am

*no class 4/15 **no class 4/3, 4/19 ***no class 4/5

*No class 5/24

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KIDS AQUATICS Rinconada Recreation Swim Wading Pool & Lap Pool Saturday - Sunday

12:30pm - 4:30pm*

* 4 lanes will be reserved for lap swim.

We are open on Memorial Day! Lap Swim: 9-12pm Rec Swim: 12:30 - 4:30pm

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Private Pool Party at Rinconada Pool

Is your child celebrating a birthday, commencement or other special event? Does he or she love to swim? Rinconada Wading Pool is available for private rental May to September annually. For more information including availability, FAQ, schedule, and fees, visit: www.cityofpaloalto.org/poolparties

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PRIVATE LESSONS AT RINCONADA POOL

Private Swim Lessons

No prerequisites. This course will be conducted in a oneon-one ratio. Note: Number of maximum is the number of Privates occurring at that time.

Level 1

GROUP LESSONS AT RINCONADA POOL Time

5:55-6:25pm

Session I $85R/$95NR 8 classes

Session II $85R/$95NR 8 classes

M, W 4/28 - 5/8

M-Th 5/12 - 5/22

2322

2324

Time

Session I $95R/$105NR 4 classes

Session II $95R/$105NR 4 classes

Su 3/23 - 4/13

Su 4/27 - 5/18

11-11:30am

2342

2358

11:35am-12:05pm

2343

2359

12:10-12:40pm

2344

2360

12:45-1:15pm

2345

2361

1:20-1:50pm

2346

2362

kids

For swimmers who are 5 to 7 years old and not yet independent in the water. Participants learning the building blocks of breath control and submerging, buoyancy on front and back, changing direction and position, treading water, swimming on front and back and water safety including entering and exciting the water. See Preschool Section for beginner swim lessons for 3 and 4 year olds. If you don’t know which level is right for your little swimmer, don’t worry! Our skilled instructors will evaluate swim ability on the first day of class and move your child to the appropriate level as needed. Make your best guess, and we’ll do the rest!

Preschool Swim

Level 1

Palo Alto Swim Club

Palo Alto Swim Club (PASC) is a year-round USA Swimming program for children and teens age 6 and older. PASC caters to swimmers of many levels who seek competitive training. PASC swimmers share a love for the water and know PASC is the best place to perfect their passion. To join or for more information visit the website: www.pasa-swim.org or contact head coach, Tony Batis: headcoach@paloaltoswimclub.org

CHILDREN’S FINE ART FINE ART FOR KIDS (GRADES K-5) Help your children develop skills in visual art, experience the power of creative expression, build confidence, and explore their interests, all in a fun and supportive environment. We offer a variety of art classes and summer workshops for the artist in every child, from preschoolers to teens. Dozens of classes are offered for every interest and skill level in a broad range of media. Because classes are taught by highly trained professional artist instructors with limited group sizes, students of all ages receive individualized attention. Bring children in clothes appropriate for clay, paint, and glue. Only registered children may attend. All classes at the Palo Alto Art Center located at 1313 Newell Road. To join the Children’s Fine Art e-mail list, email jennifer.marsh@cityofpaloalto.org.

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CERAMICS Fun with Clay

Kinders learn how to build and shape clay, creating glazed and fired pieces such as bowls, animals, games, and more! Aside from being fun, working with clay builds problem-solving and fine motor skills. This class provides a supportive and creative introduction to clay for artists who like to build with their hands. No previous experience with clay is required. Instructor: Nora Sarkissian, Tue, Sat; Kathleen Gordon, Thu; Sandy Vrooman, Fri 7 classes

$82R/$95NR

Clay Classroom

10max

2151

5-6Y

Tu 4/8 - 5/20

3 pm - 4 pm

2153

5-6Y

Th 4/10 - 5/22

3 pm - 4 pm

2154

5-6Y

F 4/11 - 5/23

3 pm - 4 pm

Sa 4/12 - 5/24

10:15 am - 11:15 am

2155

5-6Y

Kids

21


Beginning Ceramics

In these fun-filled classes, young artists explore clay and transform it! Students make boxes, cups, plates, and tiles, as well as modeled figures of animals, people, vehicles, plants, and much more. Students develop fine motor skills and self-confidence as their ideas come to life in imaginative three-dimensional artwork. This class is for anyone interested in exploring the rich possibilities of clay. Each quarter, the instructor introduces new special themes, so this is a great class to take again and again. No previous experience with clay is required. Instructor: Nora Sarkissian 7 classes

$103R/$118NR

Clay Classroom

12max

2170

7-11Y

Tu 4/8 - 5/20

4:15 pm - 5:30 pm

7 classes

$123R/$142NR

Clay Classroom

12max

2171

7-11Y

Sa 4/12 - 5/24

1:30 pm - 3 pm

kids

Continuing Ceramics

Young ceramicists learn to use new ceramic tools, like the extruder and the slab roller, to create fired and glazed artwork ranging from dishes to castles! Each quarter, the instructor introduces new special themes, so this is a great class to take again and again. This lively class is for continuing ceramics students who want to explore more advanced ceramics techniques, while having fun! Instructor: Kathleen Gordon 7 classes

$103R/$118NR

Clay Classroom

10max

2189

7-11Y

Th 4/10 - 5/22

4:15 pm - 5:30 pm

Ceramics for Children with Special Needs

Don’t miss this exciting new opportunity for you and your child with special needs to experience clay together. This class will offer guided exploration of ceramic techniques to unleash the creativity of your child. Trained special education teacher will offer individualized ceramic instruction for students and their families. Parent or caregiver participation required. Instructor: Kathleen Gordon 7 classes

$82R/$95NR

Clay Classroom

8max

2195

7-14Y

Th 4/10 - 5/22

5:45 pm - 6:45 pm

Ceramics Open Studio

Students design their own projects and work at their own pace, making anything from hand-built clay vessels, to clay sculptures, to pots thrown on the wheel. By introducing students to ceramics tools such as the potter’s wheel and the clay extruder, they’ll learn more advanced ceramics techniques designed to boost confidence and skill, while building patience and dedication. This open-ended class is geared towards continuing ceramics students who are ready to pursue their own projects. Instructor: Sandy Vrooman 7 classes

$103R/$118NR

Clay Classroom

12max

2200

9-14Y

F 4/11 - 5/23

4:15 pm - 5:30 pm

OVERVIEW OF FINE ART CLASSES FOR KIDS (GRADES K-5) Course

Course #

Time

Age

Course

Course #

Monday classes: 4/7 - 5/19

Time

Age

Friday classes: 4/11 - 5/23

Drawing Comics

2140

3 pm - 4 pm

7-9Y

Fun with Clay

2154

3 pm - 4 pm

5-6Y

Fashion Design and Illustration

2141

4:15 pm - 5:15 pm

7-11Y

Drawing for Kids who Love to Draw

2196

3 pm - 4 pm

5-6Y

Watercolor

2199

3:30 pm - 5 pm

7-11Y

Tuesday classes: 4/8 - 5/20 Fun with Clay

2151

3 pm - 4 pm

5-6Y

Pastels

2150

3 pm - 4 pm

5-9Y

Stop Motion Animation

2169

3:30 pm - 5 pm

7-11Y

Expressive Painting

2175

4:15 pm - 5:15 pm

7-11Y

Beginning Ceramics

2170

4:15 pm - 5:30 pm

7-11Y

Wednesday classes: 4/9 - 5/21 Fun with Sculpture

Drawing for Kids who Love to Draw

2197

4:15 pm - 5:15 pm

7-9Y

Ceramics Open Studio

2200

4:15 pm - 5:30 pm

9-14Y

Saturday classes: 4/12 - 5/24 Japanese Brush Painting

2202

10 am - 12 pm

6-18Y

Fun with Clay

2155

10:15 am - 11:15 am

5-6Y

2198

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

7-9Y

2203

11:30 am - 1 pm

5Y & UP

Beginning Ceramics

2171

1:30 pm - 3 pm

7-11Y

Creative Drawing

2205

1:30 pm - 3 pm

9-12Y

2179

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

5-6Y

Digital Photography

2178

2:30 pm - 4 pm

9-11Y

Drawing for Kids who Love to Draw

3-D Sculpture

2180

3:45 pm - 5 pm

7-11Y

Together with Clay

Thursday classes: 4/10 - 5/22 Fun with Clay

2153

3 pm - 4 pm

5-6Y

Colorful Painting

2185

3 pm - 4 pm

5-6Y

Graphic Design

2187

3:30 pm - 5 pm

9-14Y

New! Discover Art!

2186

4:15 pm - 5:15 pm

7-11Y

Continuing Ceramics

2189

4:15 pm - 5:30 pm

7-11Y

Family Drawing Workshop

2191

5 pm - 6:30 pm

6Y & UP

Ceramics for Children with Special Needs

2195

5:45 pm - 6:45 pm

7-14Y

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Special Saturday Workshops Stop Motion Animation Workshop*

2201

10 am–4 pm

9-14Y

Family Collage Workshop**

2204

1 pm - 3:30 pm

6Y & UP

* Sa, 4/12 - 4/19 ** Sa, 5/17 - 5/24

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Together with Clay

Pastels

Note: Both adult and child must pay and register.

Instructor: Paulina Shapona

Kids and parents learn how to build and shape clay, together transforming their ideas into functional , glazed and fired pieces, such as teapots, cups, mugs, and bowls. Aside from being fun for the whole family, students of all ages develop basic ceramics skills and gain self-confidence. Students are introduced to hand-building techniques, including modeling, pinch, coil, and slab. This class is for any family who wants to spend time together in a creative and educational way. Instructor: Nora Sarkissian 7 classes

$123R/$142NR

Clay Classroom

16max

2203

5Y & UP

Sa 4/12 - 5/24

11:30 am - 1 pm

Young artists mix and blend vibrantly colored chalk, pastels, and oil pastels in this fun, color-filled class! Through a variety of creative projects, including drawing landscapes, still-life, and learning from the Masters, students practice their drawing skills and learn how to mix and blend colors, while developing confidence in their drawing and painting abilities. This class is for any young artist who likes to draw and experiment with a variety of art materials.

7 classes

$77R/$89NR

Preschool Classroom

12max

2150

5-9Y

Tu 4/8 - 5/20

3 pm - 4 pm

Family Drawing Workshop

SCULPTURE Fun with Sculpture

Instructor: Sharon Reich 7 classes

$77R/$89NR

Preschool Classroom

12max

2179

5-6Y

W 4/9 - 5/21

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

3-D Sculpture

Using techniques such as modeling, construction, assemblage, and carving, young artists learn to create masterful free-standing realistic and abstract sculptures out of wood, plaster, cloth, plastic and more. Inspired by great sculptors like Brancusi, Moore, and Picasso, young artists build visualization and critical thinking skills. This class is for beginning and intermediate sculptors who like to work with a wide variety of materials. Instructor: Sharon Reich 7 classes

$103R/$118NR

Preschool Classroom

12max

2180

7-11Y

W 4/9 - 5/21

3:45 pm - 5 pm

kids

Young artists learn how to use simple tools to manipulate a great variety of materials such as wood, plaster, cloth, plastic, cardboard, and clay to make free-standing figures, animals and abstract constructions. As students plan and create 3-D works of art, they exercise their fine motor skills as well as their visualization and planning abilities. This introductory sculpture class is for young artists who like to build!

Does your child love to draw? Do you love to draw too? Don’t miss this fun opportunity for parents and children to take drawing lessons together. Representational drawing is a learned skill and can be developed at any age. This class, which will cover drawing basics, still-life and figure drawing, is for kids and their parents/caregivers to explore drawing together in a fun setting. Note: Both adult and child must pay and register. Instructor: Rebecca Bui 7 classes

$123R/$142NR

Studio A

16max

2191

6Y & UP

Th 4/10 - 5/22

5 pm - 6:30 pm

Drawing for Kids who Love to Draw

In a fun and open-ended environment, students draw from life and from their imaginations as they learn techniques like shading, perspective, and proportioning. Young artists leave the class with a set of technical drawing skills that make them feel excited and empowered to continue making art. This is a wonderful class for kids who love to draw! Instructor: Paulina Shapona 7 classes

$77R/$89NR

Project LOOK! Room

2196

5-6Y

F 4/11 - 5/23

3 pm - 4 pm

2197

7-9Y

F 4/11 - 5/23

4:15 pm - 5:15 pm

2198

7-9Y

Sa 4/12 - 5/24

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

12max

Creative Drawing

DRAWING Drawing Comics

Young artists create fun and unique comics in this lively class! Students build technical skills as they learn about design, line quality, and anatomical proportions, and explore a variety of comic styles such as Manga, Anime, and Western comics. This fun, open-ended class is for any young artist passionate about comics. Instructor: Paulina Shapona 7 classes

$77R/$89NR

Preschool Classroom

12max

2140

7-9Y

M 4/7 - 5/19

3 pm - 4 pm

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In this focused class, students draw portraits, still-lives, and landscapes using a great variety of drawing materials. Frequent visits to the Art Center’s galleries will often serve as a source of inspiration. Students gain confidence as they develop their skills in shading, composition, and controlling line quality. This class is for young artists who love to draw and who are able to focus for extended periods. Instructor: Mira Ross 7 classes

$123R/$142NR

Project LOOK! Room

12max

2205

9-12Y

Sa 4/12 - 5/24

1:30 pm - 3 pm

Kids

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PAINTING

DESIGN

Expressive Painting

Fashion Design and Illustration

Instructor: Paulina Shapona

Instructor: Paulina Shapona

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In this exciting class, young artists experiment with the tools and techniques of acrylic painting such color, composition, brushstrokes, and artistic choices, while using masterpieces from art movements such as Impressionism and Expressionism for inspiration. Students develop fine motor and observation skills and individualized instruction supports students in expressing their original ideas on canvas. This class is for any student who likes to paint and enjoys experimenting with color.

Young fashion designers work with mannequins, cutting and pinning clothing designs (without sewing), examine designs from magazines, and use swatches to explore color and texture as they draw and create original fashion designs and fashion images! Additional projects include fashion accessories such as hats, jewelry and fasteners. Creativity is encouraged, while students are introduced to the principles and motivations of fashion design. This class is a fun way for any young artist to explore their passion for fashion!

7 classes

$77R/$89NR

Preschool Classroom

12max

7 classes

$77R/$89NR

Preschool Classroom

12max

2175

7-11Y

Tu 4/8 - 5/20

4:15 pm - 5:15 pm

2141

7-11Y

M 4/7 - 5/19

4:15 pm - 5:15 pm

Colorful Painting

Graphic Design

Instructor: Sharon Reich

Instructor: Carrie Galbraith

In this fun class inspired by the European masters, young artists experiment with a variety of painting media, including tempera, acrylics, and oil pastels. Learning how to compose a painting, mix colors, and use brushstrokes, students develop fine motor and basic painting skills. This is a great class for any student who loves to paint! Each quarter the instructor introduces new special themes, making this a great class to take again and again.

Discover Adobe’s essential software for designing printbased projects! This class will use Illustrator and Photoshop to explore concepts such as color, light, composition, photomanipulation, and typography. Possible projects include designing a tote bag or t-shirt and redesigning an advertising campaign. This class is for any student interested in graphic design and learning to communicate through digital printbased media. Please bring a flash drive to save your work.

7 classes

$77R/$89NR

Preschool Classroom

12max

7 classes

$123R/$142NR

Project LOOK! Room

10max

2185

5-6Y

Th 4/10 - 5/22

3 pm - 4 pm

2187

9-14Y

Th 4/10 - 5/22

3:30 pm - 5 pm

Watercolor

Young artists create original watercolor artworks painted from life and inspired by the great masters. In this supportive class, students will learn to apply the basics of wet-in-wet, washes, and color mixing, while developing fine motor and observational skills. This class encourages young artists to work thoughtfully and carefully. Instructor: Mira Ross 7 classes

$123R/$142NR

Preschool Classroom

12max

2199

7-11Y

F 4/11 - 5/23

3:30 pm - 5 pm

Japanese Brush Painting

Students of all ages and abilities come together in this class to master Sumi-E painting techniques and to learn about the rich history of Brush Painting. The course’s emphasis on learning art history alongside with specific art techniques provides a deep and rich experience for kids and teens. Students must purchase and bring their own supplies at an additional cost of approx. $60. Instructor will hand out materials list in first class. Instructor: Patti Iseke Otani 7 classes

$154R/$177NR

Preschool Classroom

12max

2202

6-18Y

Sa 4/12 - 5/24

10 am - 12 pm

MIXED MEDIA NEW!

Discover Art!

In this survey class, students will have the opportunity to try a variety of art materials and techniques, including collage, sculptures, printmaking, drawing, and painting. Students will learn all about using traditional art materials such as charcoal, acrylic paint, and oil pastels, using them in new and fun compositions and projects. This class is for young artists who like to try it all and keep making new discoveries! Instructor: Sharon Reich 7 classes

$77R/$89NR

Preschool Classroom

12max

2186

7-11Y

Th 4/10 - 5/22

4:15 pm - 5:15 pm

ELECTRONIC MEDIA Stop Motion Animation

This fun course teaches students how to design and animate their own fanciful characters and scenarios. With a focus on cut-out animation and pixilation, students engage their hands as well as their minds in every course session. Creating an animation from start to finish teaches young artists to visualize, plan, problem-solve, and to stick to a complex and demanding project. This class is for any student who enjoys bringing art to life on the computer. Please bring a flash drive to save your work. Instructor: Anne Earhart

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7 classes

$123R/$142NR

Project LOOK! Room

10max

2169

7-11Y

Tu 4/8 - 5/20

3:30 pm - 5 pm

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Digital Photography

Instructor: Carrie Galbraith 7 classes

$123R/$142NR

Project LOOK! Room

10max

2178

9-11Y

W 4/9 - 5/21

2:30 pm - 4 pm

SPECIAL WORKSHOPS Stop Motion Animation Workshop

Enjoy our popular Stop Motion Animation class in a 2-day workshop format! This fun course teaches students how to design and animate their own fanciful characters and scenarios. With a focus on cut-out animation and pixilation, students engage their hands as well as their minds in every course session. Creating an animation from start to finish teaches young artists to visualize, plan, problem-solve, and to stick to a complex and demanding project. This class is for any student who enjoys bringing art to life on the computer. Please bring a flash drive to save your work.

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Budding photographers learn how to compose eye-catching digital images, then manipulate, enhance, and finish those images using Adobe PhotoShop™. Students learn to use the basic features of a digital camera and Adobe PhotoShop™, develop their observational skills, and have fun. This class is for any child who loves to take pictures and wants to learn more about digital photography. Please bring a flash drive to save your work.

Instructor: Anne Earhart

Stop Motion Animation Workshop

Enjoy our popular Stop Motion Animation class in a 2-day workshop format! This fun course teaches students how to design and animate their own fanciful characters and scenarios. With a focus on cut-out animation and pixilation, students engage their hands as well as their minds in every course session. Creating an animation from start to finish teaches young artists to visualize, plan, problem-solve, and to stick to a complex and demanding project. This class is for any student who enjoys bringing art to life on the computer. Please bring a flash drive to save your work. Instructor: Anne Earhart 2 classes

$141R/$162NR

Meeting Room

8max

2201

9-14Y

Sa 4/12, 4/19

10 am - 4 pm

2 classes

$141R/$162NR

Meeting Room

8max

2201

9-14Y

Sa 4/12, 4/19

10 am - 4 pm

Family Collage Workshop

Create your own family history collage project! Kids and parents will work together to create a piece that uses their own handmade junk mail paper to share family stories and collage about special moments together. Students will exercise fine motor skills, learn about layout and planning, and will use family interview techniques recommended by the Palo Alto Historical Association. This is a great art-making opportunity for students of all ages who love working collaboratively and with a variety of materials. Note: Both adult and child must pay and register. Instructor: Lessa Bouchard

Graphic Design

Discover Adobe’s essential software for designing printbased projects! This class will use Illustrator and Photoshop to explore concepts such as color, light, composition, photomanipulation, and typography. Possible projects include designing a tote bag or t-shirt and redesigning an advertising campaign. This class is for any student interested in graphic design and learning to communicate through digital printbased media. Please bring a flash drive to save your work. Instructor: Carrie Galbraith 7 classes

$123R/$142NR

Project LOOK! Room

10max

2187

9-14Y

Th 4/10 - 5/22

3:30 pm - 5 pm

2 classes

$59R/$68NR

Preschool Classroom

16max

2204

6Y & UP

Sa 5/17 , 5/24

1 pm - 3:30 pm

Girl Scout Badge Program

Bring your troop to the Palo Alto Art Center to fulfill badge requirements! Badges include the museum badge, pottery, drawing, and entertainment technology. Give us a call today and we will work with you to create a two hour program for Brownies, Juniors or Cadettes. The Palo Alto Art Center will provide badges and all art materials. For more information, please contact the Art Center at 650-329-2366 or artcenter@cityofpaloalto.org. Program Fee: $195 (minimum 6 participants, maximum 15, with the exception of entertainment technology, which has a maximum of 12)

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CHILDREN’S THEATRE Palo Alto Children’s Theatre exists to nurture the intellectual, artistic and personal development of children and youth through multi-arts education, performing opportunities and extraordinary theatre experiences. We believe process and product are of equal importance and aim to create excellent theatre for young audiences. Through multi-arts education, Children’s Theatre develops life skills such as critical and creative thinking, cooperation, and aesthetic sensitivity. A theatre and a school, Children’s Theatre provides classes and programming designed to further learning experiences for children and youth. This invaluable teaching tool develops skills and provides a unique opportunity to augment our participants’ theatrical knowledge. All participants must be the stated age by the first class. Classes may be repeated.

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Parent Observations

Unless specifically allowed in the class description, parents are not permitted in the studio during class. We encourage parents to wait in the Lobby, particularly if they are concerned that their child may experience separation anxiety. The class description will specify if parents are welcome to observe the final class meeting of each term.

Circus Arts

Come join us as we dive into the zany, crazy, slap stick world of the Circus Arts! The Circus Arts is a fantastic world where the performer’s creativity and physical virtuosity meet to mesmerize an audience or send them into mirthful bouts of laughter. Students will learn some juggling, acrobatics, and the fine art of physical comedy. The class will culminate in a short show for parents and friends. Instructor: Jon Deline Instructor: Children’s Theatre Staff 7 classes

95R/110NR

Children’s Theatre Magic Castle Stage

15max

2270

8Y–14Y

Sa 4/5–5/17

2:00–3:00 PM

Creative Dramatics

An introduction to the wonderful world of theatre in this fun-filled class full of Creative Dramatic activities. Using children’s stories, legends, and folktales, children learn how to use their voice, body, natural expressions and imagination to discover the exciting experience of performance. Instructor: Children’s Theatre Staff 8 classes

$110R/$126NR

Dressing Room 1 at Children’s Theatre

10max

2252

6Y

Sa 4/5–5/24

10–11AM

2253

7Y–8Y

Sa 4/5–5/24

11AM–12PM

Curtains Up! Intro to Acting

Did you ever dream of being on stage or in film? Then this class is for you! Designed for the beginning student, this class will teach you the fine art of creating believable characters that will enthrall and captivate your audience. Under the direction of a professional artist, you’ll study a variety of techniques that actor’s draw upon to create unforgettable stage and film characters. Instructor: Children’s Theatre Staff 8 classes

$110R/$126NR

Children’s Theatre Dance Studio

12max

2264

8Y–11Y

Sa 4/5–5/24

12:30–1:30 PM

8 classes

$110R/$126NR

Children’s Theatre Magic Castle Stage

12max

2265

8Y–11Y

Tu 4/1–5/20

5–6PM

Improv Like a Pro!

Improvisation is a wildly fun art form unto itself, where the actor’s split second decisions and quick witted responses can turn everyday situations into moments of comic delight. Whether you’re grooming yourself for an impromptu presentation at school, an audition for your favorite play, or a stint on ‘Saturday Night Live,’ youngsters well versed in improvisational techniques are prepared to respond to all of life’s situations with on the spot wit and a refreshing sense of humor. Instructor: Jon Deline 8 classes

$110R/$126NR

Children’s Theatre Magic Castle Stage

15max

2267

10Y–14Y

Sa 4/5–5/24

12:30–1:45 PM

Intermediate Drama

For those looking to strengthen their acting technique, this class will explore scene study, improvisation and character development. Students learn to broaden skills and create believable characters utilizing voice and movement. Instructor: Children’s Theatre Staff 7 classes

$77R/$89NR

Children’s Theatre Magic Castle Stage

12max

2258

9Y–13Y

Sa 4/12–5/24

3–4:30 PM

Musical Theatre Skills

Students learn vocal and physical warm-ups, songs, and the skills they’ll need to sing with poise on stage. This course helps each students develop dynamic stage presence while singing. Participants will learn at least one song. Students in this class also have the opportunity to polish 16 bars of a song that can be used for auditioning. Instructor: Children’s Theatre Staff

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6 classes

$99R/$115NR

Dressing Room 2 at Children’s Theatre

12max

2261

8Y–13Y

Sa 3/29–5/3

1:30–2:30 PM

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Puppet Theatre

Instructor: Children’s Theatre Staff 8 classes

$105R/$120NR

2288

9Y–13Y

Children’s Theatre Magic Castle Stage

6max

M 3/31-5/19

5–6:30 PM

Get Up and Dance!

This fun, upbeat dance course is an introduction to Contemporary, Musical Theatre and Jazz technique. Dancers will learn basic technique through exciting warm-ups, across the floor exercises, and a creative routine that will be performed for family and friends on the last day of class. This class provides a great atmosphere to open up and boost self-confidence, be active, and enjoy moving to the beat! Dancers should wear work-out clothes and tennis shoes, dance shoes are optional.

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Since ancient times, puppeteers have kept audiences spellbound crafting stories using puppets. From the ancient Japanese life-size Bunraku puppets, used to perfection in the award-winning Broadway musical The Lion King, to the hand puppets using rods that Jim Henson adapted to create the Muppets, puppetry is a fine art performance style that has never gone out of fashion. In this class taught by puppet master Yusuke Soi, students will create their own puppets from a variety of styles and then craft a performance piece around the personality of their puppets. The class will culminate in a performance for family and friends.

Instructor: Children’s Theatre Staff Children’s Theatre Dance Studio

15max

8Y–12Y

Th 4/3–5/22

4:15–5:15 PM

8Y–12Y

Sa 4/5–5/24

10–11 AM

8 classes

$120R/$138NR

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Introduction to Hip Hop

DANCE Beginners Bharatanatyam Course I

This course will introduce an ancient classical dance form from south Indian called Bharatanatyam. Children will learn the basic postures and steps, as well as some history and theory about this dance form. Adults are also welcome to enroll. Instructor: Children’s Theatre Staff 8 classes

$95R/$110NR

Children’s Theatre Dance Studio

2286

6Y and up

Th 4/3–5/22

Hip Hop dance styles pervade our culture, but few realize that this high energy dance form instills critical developmental skills such as rhythm, precision in muscle memory and the discipline required to synchronize movements with others. This class provides young newcomers to this exhilarating dance form a structured way to learn Hip Hop moves in a fun-filled, energetic environment. Challenge yourself to learn classic and the latest Hip Hop moves! Instructor: Children’s Theatre Staff

15max 6–6:30 PM

Beginners Bharatanatyam Course II

This course will introduce an ancient classical dance form from south Indian called Bharatanatyam. Children will learn the basic postures and steps, as well as some history and theory about this dance form. Adults are also welcome to enroll. Instructor: Children’s Theatre Staff 8 classes

$95R/$110NR

Children’s Theatre Dance Studio

15max

2287

6Y and up

Th 4/3–5/22

5:15–6PM

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9 classes

$95R/$110NR

Children’s Theatre Dance Studio

10max

2254

9Y–12Y

F 3/28–5/23

4:30–5:30 PM

Kids and Youth Samba & Afro-Brazilian Dance

Kids will delight as they learn the basics of Brazilian Dance in this fun series of classes designed to complement each child’s natural abilities. Children will learn stylized moves from some of Brazil’s most popular contemporary dances, including the exhilarating Samba, Frêvo and Axé. Children will catch on with ease in this energetic class that requires no prior dance experience --- and the music is fantastic! Instructor: Mestre Beiçola 10 classes

$120R/$138NR

Children’s Theatre Dance Studio

15max

2241

6Y–12Y

Tu 3/25–5/27

5:30–6:15 PM

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MUSIC MELODY’S ACADEMY OF MUSIC (MAM) Classes meet at 4151 Middlefield Road, Ste 105 and 110, Palo Alto, CA, 94303 (inside the Global Fluency building). For All Melody’s music classes, parents must attend with their children except group flute class. MAM provides a full size digital keyboard in the class. Each family has their own Keyboard to use in the class. Music instruments are available for rent. Materials fee of $45 is payable directly to the Melody Academy on the first day of class. Violin is included in the materials fee. Only registered students are allowed in the classroom. For more information, please call 650-796-2747.

Melody’s Piano Beginners kids

(5-7 years olds)

Highlights of this class include introductions to music theory, key board skills and techniques. Ear training and sight-singing skills will be emphasized. Children also receive instruction in performing on the keyboard, a rhythm instrument. Please note: Parents Participation is REQUIRED. Only registered students are permitted in the classroom. * Non-refundable fee of $45 due on the first day of class 6 classes

$170R/$195NR

MAM

10max

2213

5Y–7Y

Sa 4/19–5/24

3–3:45 PM

2214

5Y–7Y

Su 5/11–6/15

3–3:45 PM

2219

5Y–7Y

Th 5/22–6/26

5–5:45 PM

2220

5Y–7Y

F 6/6–7/11

5–5:45 PM

Group Violin Class (6 - 10 year olds)

Group Guitar Beginners (7 - 10 year olds)

This is a beginner’s class for kids. Focus will be on learning basic skills and techniques for the instrument. No former musical knowledge required. Please bring your own guitar. * Non-refundable fee of $25 due on the first day of class 6 classes

$170R/$195NR

MAM

10max

2225

7Y–10Y

Sa 4/19–5/24

5–5:45 PM

2226

7Y–10Y

Su 5/11–6/15

5–5:45 PM

Group Flute Class (7 - 12 year olds)

This is a group class for beginning flute students. Students will learn music fundamentals such as note reading, rhythm, music theory and basic flute playing. Please bring your own flute. * Non-refundable fee of $25 due on the first day of class 6 classes

$170R/$195NR

MAM

10max

2223

7Y–12Y

Th 4/10–5/15

6:30–7:15 PM

2224

7Y–12Y

Th 5/22–6/26

6:30–7:15 PM

NEW!

Group Ukulele Beginners

(8 - 12 year olds)

Try the Ukulele!! The group class is designed for young beginners to help them learn basic Ukulele skills, which include but are not limited to Chords, strum patterns, scales and music reading. Please bring your own Ukulele OR purchase one from us. * Non-refundable fee of $25 due on the first day of class 6 classes

$170R/$195NR

MAM

10max

2227

8Y–12Y

Su 5/11–6/15

6–6:45 PM

Try the violin! Suzuki method is combined with Western Teaching methods to provide a strong foundation for playing this traditional instrument. Students learn to read notes and become familiar with rhythm and music theory. * Nonrefundable fee of $45 due on the first day of class 6 classes

$170R/$195NR

MAM

10max

2221

6Y–10Y

Sa 4/19–5/24

2–2:45 PM

2222

6Y–10Y

Su 5/11–6/15

11–11:45 AM

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FITNESS Kids Capoeira

Capoeira is an exciting combination of martial arts, dance and gymnastics. Developed by African slaves in Brazil centuries ago, today Capoeira is practiced by adult and children all over the world. In this class, youth gain flexibility, strength, and confidence as they become more graceful in basic Capoeira movements, learned first in isolation and then put together in a “jingo,” or game. A fun choice for children of all athletic abilities. Instructor: Mestre Beiçola Instructor: Children’s Theatre Staff 10 classes

$120R/$138NR

Children’s Theatre Dance Studio

15max

2240

7Y–12Y

Tu 3/25–5/27

4:45–5:30 PM

Kung Fu For Kids, Little Dragons

Kujiweza ‘Little Dragons’ Kung fu for Kids, 4 to 12 years, is a Leadership and Martial Arts training program that is fun, challenging and encourages each child to do their best and to be their best. Our classes provide a safe and nurturing environment where children can grow, stay fit and learn the life skills they need to succeed in life. Our curriculum is dedicated to helping each child develop character, confidence, courtesy, self-discipline, self-respect, and self-control. They will learn how to set and achieve goals and build leadership skills by helping others grow. Our ‘Little Dragons’ are rewarded for outstanding performance in Kung Fu class, at school, at home and in the community. Materials fee $25 (uniform and belt) due to the instructor at the first class. Instructor: Mwezo of Kujiweza Healing Arts. Instructor: Sifu Mwezo Kudumu $258R/$297NR

Lucie Stern Ballroom

20max

2163

4Y–12Y

Tu Th 3/25–6/12

3:30–4:30 PM

kids

24 classes

Yoga Friends After-school Yoga

Yoga is a wonderful activity for children. It has been shown to reduce anxiety and improve focus in school age children. In our after school yoga class we will focus on poses and yoga activities that will help children feel calm and confident in their day-to-day lives, and we will have a lot of fun while doing so! Mats and props are provided. The Alma Community Room is located at the Alma Plaza: 3445 Alma St. Suite 200, Palo Alto

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8 classes

$130R/$150NR

Alma Community Room

15 max

2309

6Y-12Y

Mon 3/24-5/12

3:30-4:15pm

Kids

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JUNIOR MUSEUM & ZOO SCIENCE Crime Science

Help us solve a mystery at the Junior Museum! Check out your own fingerprints and identify someone else’s. Learn some of the tricks of the trade in this fun investigation of crime science. Please NO UNREGISTERED siblings in class. Instructor: JMZ Staff 3 classes

$61R/$68NR

JMZ - Science Lab 2

10max

2273

Kinders

Tu 4/8–4/22

2:15–3:00 PM

2274

1G-3G

Tu 4/8–4/22

3:30–4:15 PM

2277

4G-5G

Th 4/10–4/24

3:30–4:15 PM

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Darwin’s Garden

Science Sleuths

Dive into science at the Junior Museum & Zoo. Each week, we’ll explore a variety of exciting science topics. Join us and learn about things that chirp, fizz and zoom. Activities change each session, quarter and year, so you can sign up again and have new adventures! This class is designed for kindergarteners. Preschoolers interested in similar content may enroll in Discovery Wednesdays or Discovery Fridays. NO UNREGISTERED siblings allowed in class. Instructor: JMZ Staff 7 classes

$128R/$145NR

JMZ - Science Lab 2

10max

2271

Kinders

W 4/9–5/21

2:15–3:00 PM

2272

Kinders

W 4/9–5/21

3:30–4:15 PM

Plants are not just Mother Nature’s idea of pretty home decorating. Plants are warriors in a battle for survival which mirrors that of their animal neighbors. They hunt. They move. They protect themselves. They even have primitive “brains.” This class may change the way you think about plants! NO UNREGISTERED siblings in class. Instructor: JMZ Staff 4 classes

$80R/$91NR

JMZ - Science Lab 2

10max

2276

Kinders

Tu 4/29–5/20

2:15–3:00 PM

2275

1G-3G

Tu 4/29–5/20

3:30–4:15 PM

2279

4G-5G

Th 5/1–5/22

3:30–4:15 PM

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SPECIAL INTEREST Brainvyne Spring Break LEGO® Camp

Keep your child engaged over spring break with fun and exciting adventures that will keep them busy under the supervision of qualified, caring BrainVyne Staff. Each day includes favorite camp activities such as games, arts, sports, plus exciting time for LEGO® build and play with LEGO® Zoom and LEGO® robotics models. Great for children in grades K-5. Camps run 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Morning drop off is 8:00AM - 8:30 AM. Post camp care is available till 6:00 pm for an extra fee. Please register for each day of after care. Register by the day or sign up for entire week at a discounted price. Bring along a non-perishable lunch and morning snack and water. For course information, please contact BrainVyne Camps at (650) 469-3409. www.brainvyne.com

A fun camp for young engineers to create battery-powered LEGO® creations on wheels and artistic model vehicles. Students will learn how build techniques affect speed and about design principles. Students will get hands-on to build a train or motorcycle with fine details to show them how form and function can come together in a great design. Students will also build LEGO® Bots exploring different themes which will spark their interest as well as allow for creativity with LEGO® Robotics. Student T-Shirt included in all-week camp registration, $10 for one-day camp registration. 5 days

$375R/$432NR

Mitchell Field House

10 Max

2366

5Y - 9Y

M-F 3/31 to 4/4

9am - 3pm

5 days

$98R/$113NR

Mitchell Field House

6 Max

2367

5Y - 9Y

M 3/31

9am - 3pm

2368

5Y - 9Y

Tu 4/1

9am - 3pm

2369

5Y - 9Y

W 4/2

9am - 3pm

2370

5Y - 9Y

Th 4/3

9am - 3pm

2371

5Y - 9Y

F 4/4

9am - 3pm

5 days

$20R/$23NR

Mitchell Field House

16 Max

2445

5Y - 9Y

M 3/31

3pm - 6pm

2446

5Y - 9Y

Tu 4/1

3pm - 6pm

2447

5Y - 9Y

W 4/2

3pm - 6pm

2448

5Y - 9Y

Th 4/3

3pm - 6pm

2449

5Y - 9Y

F 4/4

3pm - 6pm

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Chess Wizards

Chess Wizards is one of the largest chess academies in the nation, with hundreds of programs at schools and park districts. Chess Wizards is offering specially designed after school classes that cater to all levels of chess ability. Each child is challenged by fun games and lessons from real Wizard teachers. We run a number of tournaments, school matches, and winter/ summer camps to challenge our students. It is proven that chess enhances cognitive development in children, improves both verbal and mathematical skills, and increases all levels of academic performance! Playing chess stimulates the mind and helps children strengthen skills such as focusing, visualizing goals, abstract thinking, and forming concrete opinions. Chess Wizards is so successful because of our unique approach. Classes and lessons are based on our original, fun, and high-energy Chess Wizards curriculum. Regardless of a child’s ability, Chess Wizards makes chess fun for all! Instructors (who are called “Wizards”) provide all the materials necessary for your child to participate in the class and no additional purchase is required to attend. 10 classes

$215R/$248NR

Stern Fireside Room

30 Max

2319

6Y-13Y

M 3/24-6/2*

3-4pm

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LEGO® Zoom & Bots

NEW!

*no class 5/26

Children’s Etiquette Training

This class is designed for boys & girls in the ages of 5-12. Your child deserves a bright future! This course will teach the foundation of good manners and social skills. It will provide information that will empower your child with self-respect and self-confidence. We will use games to keep the learning fun. Other subjects taught are bullying, teasing, communication and table manners. www.teapartyetiquette.com The Alma Community Room is located at the Alma Plaza: 3445 Alma St. Suite 200, Palo Alto 8 classes

$220R/$253NR

Alma Room

12 Max

2306

5Y-12Y

Sa 3/29-5/17

9-9:45am

Emergency Preparedness Class for Kids Sat, April 12th, 2013, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Room D-1, Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto

Kids will learn, through a multitude of hands-on activities, some of the most essential information on how to become prepared for any sort of disaster (specifically earthquakes). Kids will receive their “Preparedness Passports” and will leave the event more resilient, and aware about the risks we face in Palo Alto. RSVP to tennisfan64@gmail.com or call the Office of Emergency Services at 650-617-3197.

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SPORTS SOCCER

Soccer 2: Skillz & Scrimmages by Kidz Love Soccer

Kidz Love Soccer

Since 1979, Kidz Love Soccer has been dedicated to teaching children the world’s most popular sport within a nurturing, recreational environment. A typical session experience includes age-appropriate activities: skill demonstrations, fun games, and instructional scrimmages. Young soccer enthusiasts experience soccer fun in a safe, non-competitive environment. Kidz Love Soccer... ‘Where the score is always FUN to FUN!” Shin guards are required after the first meeting. KLS class status hotline: (888) 372-5803 To receive cancellation notifications automatically on your smart phone download the free Kidz Love Soccer App.

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Soccer 1: Techniques & Teamwork by Kidz Love Soccer

Players will learn dribbling, passing, receiving, shooting, age-specific defense, etc. Fun skill games are played at every session, and every participant will have a ball at his or her feet. Small-sided soccer matches will be introduced gradually. Each participant will receive a soccer jersey. Shin guards are required after the first meeting. KLS class status hotline: (888) 372-5803 9 classes

$116R/$134NR

Rinconada Park

36max

2376

5Y - 6Y

Tu 4/8-6/3

3:25-4:10pm

Kidz will enjoy advanced skill building: dribbling, passing and shooting in a team play format. Each class will focus on scrimmages that emphasize application of finer technical points. All levels of play are encouraged to come out and enjoy the soccer fun! Each participant will receive a soccer jersey. Shin guards are required after the first meeting. KLS class status hotline: (888) 372-5803 9 classes

$116R/$134NR

Mitchell Park

36max

2381

7Y - 10Y

Th 4/10-6/5

4:30-5:15pm

2382

7Y - 10Y

Sa 4/12-6/14*

12:10-12:55pm

*No class 5/24

BASKETBALL Hoop Starz Basketball Class

Be introduced to the game of basketball or sharpen up your skills. The skills class focuses on the 4 simple keys to basketball; spacing, timing, communication and awareness. Classes are for Beginner and Advanced players. We encourage boys and girls of all abilities to explore their potential and have fun with Hoop Starz Basketball. www.hoopstarzbasketball.com $109R$126NR

Cubberley Gym B

25 max

2407

5Y-7Y

Sa 3/29-5/31

10-10:50am

2408

8Y-12Y

Sa 3/29-5/31

11-11:50am

8 classes 9 classes

$116R/$134NR

Mitchell Park

36max (Sat Max 30)

2377

5Y - 6Y

Wed 4/9-6/4

4:00-4:45pm

2378

5Y - 6Y

Th 4/10-6/5

3:45-4:30pm

2379

5Y - 6Y

Sa 4/12-6/14*

11:25am-12:10pm

2380

5Y - 6Y

Sa 4/12-6/14*

2:30-3:15pm

*No class 5/24

*no class 4/5, 4/19

Hoop Starz Basketball Spring Camp NEW!

Hoopstarz basketball proudly invites you to experience an unforgettable basketball training camp. This camp is designed to deepen your child’s love of the game by concentrating on individual skill work, team strategy drills and team play. Fundamentals covered include: dribbling, passing, shooting, defense and rebounding. All participants receive a Hoopstarz T-Shirt.

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5 classes

$165R/$190NR

Cubberley Gym B

30 max

2442

8Y-14Y

M-F 4/14-4/18

9am – noon

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TENNIS

Quickstart Novice

Play Tennis The Stanford Way!

Group Lessons: Enjoy top-flight instruction from the staff of Stanford University Tennis Coach John Whitlinger and Stanford/USPTA Pro Tom Sarsfield. Youth and adult classes of 3-8 students will consist of six to eight hours of instruction. Classes of two students will consist of four hours of instruction. Terrific Tiny Tennis classes will consist of six to eight lessons. Students provide own rackets. IMPORTANT: In case of rain, contact the recreation dept. at 463-4900, Monday through Friday, 8am-5pm, within the hour before scheduled starting time for class status or check with the instructor at the court. If at any time the instructor is absent, report to the next scheduled lesson for makeup date. NO POSTPONEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT WILL BE INITIATED BY THE INSTRUCTOR OR THE REC. DEPT. Unless notified to the contrary, make up lessons will be forwarded to the next normal meeting day and time. However, Fridays (for weekday lessons) or Sundays (for weekend lessons) may be used at the instructor’s discretion. NOTE: If an earlier class is postponed due to rain, all the following classes may also be postponed that day even if the courts become dry.

Children, 4-7 years of age, play FUN activities and games with low compression tennis balls on the “42 ft. court” that will enhance their skill development in a success oriented environment. Small group lessons, only 2-6 students! We recommend the 23” to 25” rackets. 6 lessons

$78R/$89NR

Rinconada #5-6

6max

2411

Y 5-7

M, W 4/7-4/23

3:20-4pm

6 lessons

$78R/$89NR

Mitchell #1-2

6max

2412

Y 5-7

Tu, Th 4/8-4/24

3:20-4pm

8 lessons

$96R/$108NR

Rinconada #5-6

6max

2413

Y 4-5

Sat 4/5-5/24

1-1:40pm

2414

Y 5-7

Sat 4/5-5/24

1:40-2:20pm

2415

Y 6-7

Sat 4/5-5/24

2:20-3pm

2416

Y 5-7

M, W 5/5-6/2*

3:20-4pm

*No class on Monday, May 26th (Memorial Day) 8 lessons

$96R/$108NR

Mitchell #1-2

6max

2417

Y 5-7

Tu, Th 5/6-5/29

3:20-4pm

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6 lessons

$78R/$89NR

Mitchell #1-2

8max

2431

Y 8-10

Tu, Th 4/8-4/24

4-5pm

8 lessons

$96R/$108NR

Mitchell #1-2

8max

2432

Y 8-10

Tu, Th 5/6-5/29

4-5pm

8 lessons

$96R/$108NR

Rinconada #5-6

8max

2433

Y 8-10

Sat 4/5-5/24

3-4pm

Quickstart Advantage

Kids, 8-10 yrs. old, who are fairly consistent on maintaining a slow paced rally on the “60 ft. court”. Players should have prior Quickstart experience and/or instructor’s approval. 6 lessons

$78R/$89NR

Rinconada #5-6

8max

2434

Y 8-10

M, W 4/7-4/23

4-5pm

8 lessons

$96R/$108NR

Rinconada #5-6

8max

2435

Y 8-10

M, W 5/5-6/2*

4-5pm

*No class on Monday, May 26th (Memorial Day)

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Terrific Tiny Tennis

Kids, 8-10 yrs. old, will enhance their skill development with low compression tennis balls on the “60 ft. court”. Play to learn!

Youth Novice

For Beginning to Low Intermediate players. Develop the essential techniques with emphasis on control, depth, and direction on the “78 ft. court” with regulation tennis balls. Lessons will also incorporate basic strategy and tactics. Ten year olds may participate with instructors’ approval. 6 lessons

$78R/$89NR

Rinconada #5-6

8max

2436

Y 11-14

M, W 4/7-4/23

5-6pm

6 lessons

$78R/$89NR

Mitchell #1-2

8max

2437

Y 11-14

Tu, Th 4/8-4/24

5-6pm

8 lessons

$96R/$108NR

Rinconada #5-6

8max

2438

Y 11-14

M, W 5/5-6/2*

5-6pm

*No class on Monday, May 26th (Memorial Day) 8 lessons

$96R/$108NR

Mitchell #1-2

8max

2439

Y 11-14

Tu, Th 5/6-5/29

5-6pm

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Youth Intermediate

For players who are consistent on slow to medium paced shots but needs to develop more spin, power, and/or variety. Basic to advanced shots, strategy, and tactics will be introduced and reinforced by performance enhancing drills. Ten year olds may participate with instructors’ approval. 6 lessons

$78R/$89NR

Mitchell #1-2

8max

2428

Y 11-14

Tu, Th 4/8-4/24

6:30-7:30pm

8 lessons

$96R/$108NR

Mitchell #1-2

8max

2429

Y 11-14

Tu, Th 5/6-5/29

6:30-7:30pm

8 lessons

$96R/$108NR

Rinconada #5-6

8max

2430

Y 11-14

Sat 4/5-5/24

4-5pm

Individual Tennis Lessons

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Learn new strokes or improve your old ones through individualized lessons based on your needs. Lessons taught by the staff of Stanford Coach John Whitlinger and Stanford/ USPTA Pro Tom Sarsfield. (WhitlingerSarsfieldTennis.com). *For lessons at Mitchell Park #1-2, call USPTA Professionals Neil Da Silva (408) 398-5543, John Chan (650) 637-8809, Hung Nguyen (408) 499-2433, or visit www.WhitlingerSarsfieldTennis.com for more contact information. *For lessons at Rinconada Park #5-6, Thor Holt (650) 380-7139, or visit www.WhitlingerSarsfieldTennis.com for more contact information. Hourly rate $70 for one player

$35 each for two players

$25 each for three players

Payment for lesson(s) must be given to the instructor at the time of your first lesson. Only checks payable to JOHN WHITLINGER will be accepted (no cash or credit card).

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GOLF The First Tee of Silicon Valley Classes & Registration

The First Tee of Silicon Valley offers youth development through golf. As a Life Skills program, we build the character of youth to help them succeed in life. Class information is available at www.thefirstteesiliconvalley.org website. Registration is every February, May, and August. Classes meet once per week for eight lessons. We also offer one week classes that meet Tuesday through Thursday during the summer. Scholarships are available. Equipment is provided. All classes meet at the Palo Alto Golf Course. All youth who are 1st grade or above are invited to join (for summer, we consider the grade that they are going into in the Fall).

Volunteers & Involvement

The First Tee of Silicon Valley is looking for volunteers interested in impacting the lives of youth through golf. Volunteers with knowledge and experience in teaching, coaching, mentoring or golfing would be ideal for assisting the program. Office and technological assistance would also be appreciated. Volunteer Admins assist on an ongoing, year-round basis. Volunteer Coaches and Class Admins assist us with specific classes during our spring, summer and fall seasons and on an ad hoc basis at other times during the year. Our classes meet once per week for 8 lessons. Volunteer Coaches and Class Admins commit three hours per week in a given season. The following are the general dates of each season: Spring -- mid-March to mid-May Summer -- mid-June to mid-august Fall -- mid-September to mid-November For more information please check other sections of this web site or contact Matt Sheppard, Program Coordinator, at matt@thefirstteesiliconvalley.org or 408-508-4883.

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TEENS AQUATICS Rinconada Recreation Swim Wading Pool & Lap Pool Saturday - Sunday

12:30pm - 4:30pm*

* 4 lanes will be reserved for lap swim.

We are open on Memorial Day! Lap Swim: 9-12pm Rec Swim: 12:30 - 4:30pm

Independent Lap Swim

Lap Swim at Rinconada Pool is available year-round. Early morning, midday and evening times are offered for your convenience. Visit the Aquatics Program website for more information including schedule and fees: www.cityofpaloalto.org/aquatics

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Lifeguard Training

American Red Cross Lifeguard Training course including First Aid, CPR, and AED. Students must: • Be 15 years of age by end of course. • Swim 300 yards (12 laps) continuously using a combination of both freestyle and breaststroke. • Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs. • Complete a timed event (10-pound brick retrieval) within 1 minute, 40 seconds.

Palo Alto Swim Club

Palo Alto Swim Club (PASC) is a year-round USA Swimming program for children and teens age 6 and older. PASC caters to swimmers of many levels who seek competitive training. PASC swimmers share a love for the water and know PASC is the best place to perfect their passion. To join or for more information visit the website: www.pasa-swim.org or contact head coach, Tony Batis: headcoach@paloaltoswimclub.org

Attendance is REQUIRED at all classes. Students will be dropped from the course if they do not show up on time for all classes. Please visit www.cityofpaloalto.org/lifeguarding to view flyer for exact dates and times.

LIFEGUARD TRAINING AT RINCONADA POOL PAUSD Spring Break 3/31 - 4/4 $189R/$219NR  •  5 classes

Last Chance 4/5 - 4/13 $189R/$219NR  •  6 classes

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2339

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FINE ART FOR TEENS GRADES 6-12 Students develop skills in visual art, experience the power of creative expression, build confidence, and explore their interests, all in a fun and supportive environment. We offer a variety of art classes and summer workshops in a broad range of media. Because classes are taught by highly trained professional artist instructors with limited group sizes, students receive individualized attention. Students should wear clothes appropriate for clay, paint, and glue. Only registered students may attend. All classes at the Palo Alto Art Center located at 1313 Newell Road. To join the Teen Fine Art e-mail list, email jennifer.marsh@cityofpaloalto.org.

CERAMICS Ceramic Sculpture Workshop

In this special ceramics workshop, teens try their hand at sculpting after viewing ceramics sculpture in the Art Center’s galleries. Students will learn ceramics techniques including design, structure, firing, and glazing while creating their own, life-like pieces. This class is for teens who want to try something new. Instructor: Nora Sarkissian 3 classes

$66R/$76NR

Clay Classroom

12max

2176

11Y–18Y

Tu 4/8–4/22

5:30–7:15 PM

OVERVIEW OF FINE ART CLASSES FOR TEENS (GRADES 6-12) Course

Course #

Time

Age

Course

Wednesday classes: 4/9 - 5/21

Course #

Date

Time

Age

Special Workshops

Wheel Throwing

2173

2:15 pm - 3:30 pm

11-13Y

Drawing Studio *

2206

Sa, 4/12 - 5/24

3:15–4:45 pm

13-18Y

Wheel Throwing

2174

3:45 pm - 5:15 pm

14-18Y

3-D Sculpture

2180

3:45–5 pm

7-11Y

Ceramic Sculpture Workshop †

2176

Tu, 4/8 - 4/22

5:30–7:15 pm

11-18Y

Stop Motion Animation Workshop ◊

2201

Sa, 4/12 - 4/19

10 am - 4 pm

9-14Y

High School Ceramics Studio °

2207

Sa, 4/12 - 5/3

3:30–5 pm

14-18Y

High School Ceramics Studio #

2208

Sa, 5/10 - 5/24

3:30–5 pm

14-18Y

Thursday classes: 4/10 - 5/22 Graphic Design

2187

3:30 pm - 5 pm

9-14Y

Film and Time-based Art

2193

5:15 pm - 6:45 pm

11-14Y

Ceramics for Children with Special Needs

2195

5:45 pm - 6:45 pm

7-14Y

Course

Course #

Time

Age

4:15 pm - 5:30 pm

9-14Y

Friday classes: 4/11 - 5/23 Ceramics Open Studio

2200

Saturday classes: 4/12 - 5/24 Japanese Brush Painting

2202

10 am - 12 pm

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Wheel Throwing

Learn to throw pots, bowls, mugs and plates on the potter’s wheel! In this fun class, students will experiment with a variety of wheel throwing techniques and develop confidence and dedication to the craft. This class is intended for intermediate and advanced ceramics students who have previous experience working with clay. Class is held in the adult ceramics studio at the Art Center. Instructor: Kathleen Gordon 7 classes

$103R/$118NR

Studio Ceramics

10max

2173

11Y–13Y

W 4/9–5/21

2:15–3:30 PM

7 classes

$123R/$142NR

Studio Ceramics

10max

2174

14Y–18Y

W 4/9–5/21

3:45–5:15 PM

Ceramics for Children with Special Needs

Drawing Studio

Don’t miss this exciting new opportunity for you and your child with special needs to experience clay together. This class will offer guided exploration of ceramic techniques to unleash the creativity of your child. Trained special education teacher will offer individualized ceramic instruction for students and their families. Parent or caregiver participation required. Instructor: Kathleen Gordon 7 classes

7-14Y

In this focused class, students use graphite and charcoal to create realistic-looking drawings from observation, developing basic and advanced drawing skills, including shading, line quality and composition. Students gain confidence and skill as they learn to make deliberate artistic choices to achieve fine artworks and build their portfolios. Students will frequently sketch in the Palo Alto Art Center’s galleries, using the artwork for ideas and inspiration. Instructor: Mira Ross

Clay Classroom

8max

Th 4/10 - 5/22

5:45 pm - 6:45 pm

Ceramics Open Studio

Students design their own projects and work at their own pace, making anything from hand-built clay vessels, to clay sculptures, to pots thrown on the wheel. By introducing students to ceramics tools such as the potter’s wheel and the clay extruder, they’ll learn more advanced ceramics techniques designed to boost confidence and skill, while building patience and dedication. This open-ended class is geared towards continuing ceramics students who are ready to pursue their own projects. Instructor: Sandy Vrooman 7 classes

$103R/$118NR

Clay Classroom

12max

2200

9Y–14Y

F 4/11–5/23

4:15–5:30 PM

High School Ceramics Studio

Do you enjoy ceramics and want to pursue you own projects? This class is designed for teens who have some experience with ceramics and want to continue to develop their skills at their own pace. Instructor will mentor students as they explore both hand-building projects and use of the potter’s wheel. No previous experience with ceramics is required. To get a full 7 weeks of classes, students can sign up for both sections 2207 and 2208 together. Instructor: Nora Sarkissian

7 classes

$123R/$142NR

Project LOOK! Room

12max

2206

13Y–18Y

Sa 4/12–5/24

3:15–4:45 PM

PAINTING Japanese Brush Painting

Students of all ages and abilities come together in this class to master Sumi-E painting techniques and to learn about the rich history of Brush Painting. The course’s emphasis on learning art history alongside with specific art techniques provides a deep and rich experience for kids and teens. Students must purchase and bring their own supplies at an additional cost of approx. $60. Instructor will hand out materials list in first class. Instructor: Patti Iseke Otani 7 classes

$154R/$177NR

Preschool Classroom

12max

2202

6-18Y

Sa 4/12 - 5/24

10 am - 12 pm

DESIGN Graphic Design

Discover Adobe’s essential software for designing printbased projects! This class will use Illustrator and Photoshop to explore concepts such as color, light, composition, photomanipulation, and typography. Possible projects include designing a tote bag or t-shirt and redesigning an advertising campaign. This class is for any student interested in graphic design and learning to communicate through digital printbased media. Please bring a flash drive to save your work.

4 classes

$70R/$81NR

Clay Classroom

12max

2207

14Y–18Y

Sa 4/12–5/3

3:30–5PM

3 classes

$53R/$61NR

Clay Classroom

12max

7 classes

$123R/$142NR

Project LOOK! Room

10max

2208

14Y–18Y

Sa 5/10–5/24

3:30–5PM

2187

9Y–14Y

Th 4/10–5/22

3:30–5PM

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2195

$82R/$95NR

DRAWING

Instructor: Carrie Galbraith

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ELECTRONIC MEDIA

SPECIAL WORKSHOPS

Film and Time-based Art

Ceramic Sculpture Workshop

Explore Adobe’s film and time-based software such as Flash, Premier and After Effects. In this course students will create films from start to finish—develop narratives, shot footage with video cameras, and edit footage using Adobe’s software. Opportunities to develop experimental videos, which will include a focus on textures, sounds and motion will also be offered. This class is for students who are interested in learning about video, but also want to experiment with other types of time-based media such as sound, animation, and experimental film. Please bring a flash drive to save your work.

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Instructor: Carrie Galbraith 7 classes

$123R/$142NR

Project LOOK! Room

10max

2193

11Y–14Y

Th 4/10–5/22

5:15–6:45 PM

Stop Motion Animation Workshop

Enjoy our popular Stop Motion Animation class in a 2-day workshop format! This fun course teaches students how to design and animate their own fanciful characters and scenarios. With a focus on cut-out animation and pixilation, students engage their hands as well as their minds in every course session. Creating an animation from start to finish teaches young artists to visualize, plan, problem-solve, and to stick to a complex and demanding project. This class is for any student who enjoys bringing art to life on the computer. Please bring a flash drive to save your work. Instructor: Anne Earhart 2 classes

$141R/$162NR

Meeting Room

8max

2201

9Y–14Y

Sa 4/12–4/19

10AM–4PM

Graphic Design

Discover Adobe’s essential software for designing printbased projects! This class will use Illustrator and Photoshop to explore concepts such as color, light, composition, photomanipulation, and typography. Possible projects include designing a tote bag or t-shirt and redesigning an advertising campaign. This class is for any student interested in graphic design and learning to communicate through digital printbased media. Please bring a flash drive to save your work.

In this special ceramics workshop, teens try their hand at sculpting after viewing ceramics sculpture in the Art Center’s galleries. Students will learn ceramics techniques including design, structure, firing, and glazing while creating their own, life-like pieces. This class is for teens who want to try something new. Instructor: Nora Sarkissian 3 classes

$66R/$76NR

Clay Classroom

12max

2176

11-18Y

Tu 4/8- 4/22

5:30 pm - 7:15 pm

Stop Motion Animation Workshop

Enjoy our popular Stop Motion Animation class in a 2-day workshop format! This fun course teaches students how to design and animate their own fanciful characters and scenarios. With a focus on cut-out animation and pixilation, students engage their hands as well as their minds in every course session. Creating an animation from start to finish teaches young artists to visualize, plan, problem-solve, and to stick to a complex and demanding project. This class is for any student who enjoys bringing art to life on the computer. Please bring a flash drive to save your work. Instructor: Anne Earhart 2 classes

$141R/$162NR

Meeting Room

8max

2201

9-14Y

Sa 4/12, 4/19

10 am - 4 pm

Girl Scout Badge Program

Bring your troop to the Palo Alto Art Center to fulfill badge requirements! Badges include the museum badge, pottery, drawing, and entertainment technology. Give us a call today and we will work with you to create a two hour program for Brownies, Juniors or Cadettes. The Palo Alto Art Center will provide badges and all art materials. For more information, please contact the Art Center at 650-329-2366 or artcenter@cityofpaloalto.org. Program Fee: $195 (minimum 6 participants, maximum 15, with the exception of entertainment technology, which has a maximum of 12)

Instructor: Carrie Galbraith 7 classes

$123R/$142NR

Project LOOK! Room

10max

2187

9Y–14Y

Th 4/10–5/22

3:30–5PM

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CHILDREN’S THEATRE TEEN ARTS COUNCIL

Puppet Theatre

The Teen Arts Council (TAC) is a teen-led organization dedicated to cultivating the leadership, management, and artistic skills of teens. Every hour spent participating in TAC sponsored events counts towards the President’s Volunteer Service awards, while allowing high school students avenues for creative expression and a way to take an active role in bettering their community. The TAC also serves as a Granting Board, offering financial assistance to projects that fulfill their mission. The organization is an initiative of the Palo Alto Children’s Theatre and meets Wednesdays at 6:00 pm www.teenartscouncil.com; facebook.com/teenartscouncil

All the World’s a Stage Shaking Shakespeare!

Instructor: Children’s Theatre Staff 8 classes

$115R/$132NR

Children’s Theatre Magic Castle Stage

12max

2289

10Y–16Y

Sa 4/5–5/24

1:30–3PM

Concept to Camera: Future Filmmakers

If you’re full of creative story ideas, and want to learn how to take those ideas and turn them into thought provoking short films, then this is the class for you. Under the direction of professional writer, director and filmmaker Myrton Running Wolf, teenagers will have the extraordinary experience of writing their own short film, using and operating film equipment, editing their films, critiquing their work, and finally learning the all essential skill of how to present their films to producers. This course is full of practical and indispensable knowledge for young filmmakers. Instructor: Children’s Theatre Staff

Instructor: Children’s Theatre Staff 8 classes

$105R/$120NR

Children’s Theatre Magic Castle Stage

6max

2288

9Y–13Y

M 3/31-5/19

5–6:30 PM

DANCE Teen Hip Hop Dance

Hip Hop dance styles pervade our culture, but few realize that this high energy dance form instills critical developmental skills such as rhythm, precision in muscle memory and the discipline required to synchronize movements with others. This class provides teenagers with the opportunity to learn the cool dance styles associated with Hip Hop. Challenge yourself to learn classic and the latest Hip Hop moves!

teens

Young Actors, welcome to the World of Shakespeare! The Bard’s language, characters and stories pervade western civilization. Who hasn’t been touched by the tragic story of ‘Romeo and Juliet,’ or the melancholy Dane Hamlet? In this class, you’ll stage short scenes and individual speeches from some of Shakespeare’s most engaging plays, such as ‘Macbeth,’ ‘The Tempest,’ ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream,’ and ‘Richard III.’ Instructor will tailor selections to meet the interests of students. A great opportunity to experience and learn Shakespeare’s writing as a performer!

Since ancient times, puppeteers have kept audiences spellbound crafting stories using puppets. From the ancient Japanese life-size Bunraku puppets, used to perfection in the award-winning Broadway musical The Lion King, to the hand puppets using rods that Jim Henson adapted to create the Muppets, puppetry is a fine art performance style that has never gone out of fashion. In this class taught by puppet master Yusuke Soi, students will create their own puppets from a variety of styles and then craft a performance piece around the personality of their puppets. The class will culminate in a performance for family and friends.

Instructor: Children’s Theatre Staff 9 classes

$95R/$110NR

Children’s Theatre Dance Studio

10max

2255

13Y–19Y

F 3/28–5/23

5:45–6:45 PM

FITNESS Teen Body Rock

Get an invigorating workout as you shake, pop, glide and slide to this high impact, cardio danced based class. The class includes a variety of dance styles ranging from Hip Hop, Jazz, 80’s Aerobics, Latin & more, set to easy to follow fun choreography. Come and get into the groove! Instructor: Children’s Theatre Staff

8 classes

$120R/$138NR

Cubberley, FH

10max

2290

13Y–19Y

Sa 4/5–5/24

11AM–1PM

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8 classes

$95R/$110NR

Children’s Theatre Dance Studio

12max

2291

12Y–18Y

W 4/2–5/21

4–4:45 PM

Teens

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MUSIC MELODY’S ACADEMY OF MUSIC (MAM) Classes meet at 4151 Middlefield Road, Ste 105 and 110, Palo Alto, CA, 94303 (inside the Global Fluency building). For All Melody’s music classes, parents must attend with their children except group flute class. Music instruments are available for rent. Materials fee of $25 is payable directly to the Melody Academy on the first day of class. Only registered students are allowed in the classroom. For more information, please call 650-796-2747.

Group Guitar Beginners (10 - 13 year olds)

teens

This class is designed to facilitate self-discovery through the instrument. The group setting helps create an environment for expression and communication through music. Please bring your own guitar. * Non-refundable fee of $25 due on the first day of class $170R/$195NR

MAM

10max

2228

10Y–13Y

Sa 4/19–5/24

6–6:45 AM

2229

10Y–13Y

Su 5/11-6/15

5–5:45 AM

TEEN LEADERSHIP Palo Alto Youth Council (PAYC)

The Palo Alto Youth Council represents the Teen voice in the community and work directly with staff and City Council to implement the Youth Master Plan of Palo Alto. The members of the Youth Council hold a term for one school year for 9th -12th grade. A minimum of 5 combined hours of meetings, community service or outside projects per month. If you have any questions or suggestions for your PAYC please contact Jessica Lewis, staff advisor @ 329-2390 or jessica.lewis@cityofpaloalto.org

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

The Teen Advisory Board is a group of High School Students who plan and lead High School events for students in Palo Alto. We focus on not only creating new ways of building the Palo Alto Teen Community but also do service projects throughout the year. TAB meets every week. If you have any questions or suggestions for your TAB please contact: Jessica Lewis, staff advisor @ 329-2390 or jessica.lewis@cityofpaloalto.org

Junior Advisory Board (JAB)

The Junior Advisory Board is a group of Middle School students engaged in programming for Middle School teens at the Teen Center. JAB meets weekly. Members are 6th, 7th or 8th grade students and serve for one school year. If you have any questions or suggestions about your JAB group please contact Jessica Lewis, @ 329-2390 or jessica.lewis@cityofpaloalto.org

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Teen Arts Council

The Teen Arts Council (TAC) is a teen-led organization dedicated to cultivating the leadership, management, and artistic skills of teens. Every hour spent participating in TAC sponsored events counts towards the President’s Volunteer Service awards, while allowing high school students avenues for creative expression and a way to take an active role in bettering their community. The TAC also serves as a Granting Board, offering financial assistance to projects that fulfill their mission. The organization is an initiative of the Palo Alto Children’s Theatre and meets Wednesdays at 6:00 pm www.teenartscouncil.com; facebook.com/teenartscouncil

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SPECIAL INTEREST NEW!

Teen Etiquette Training

This course will tackle today’s etiquette topics like cyber civility, bullying, proper manners, and social skills. We place a strong focus on respect, value of others, integrity and putting people at ease. Other subjects taught are skillful conversationalist, proper attire, and table manners. This class is designed for boys & girls ages 13-15. www.teapartyetiquette.com The Alma Community Room is located at the Alma Plaza: 3445 Alma St. Suite 200, Palo Alto 8 classes

$220R/$253NR

Alma Room

10 max

2305

13y-15Y

Sa 3/29-5/17

10-10:45am

Young Adult Etiquette Training NEW!

This course will tackle today’s etiquette topics like proper manners, effective interview techniques, and social skills. We place a strong focus on respect, value of others, integrity and putting people at ease. Other subjects taught are skillful conversationalist, proper attire, table manners, dating etiquette, and attending a party. This class is designed for young adults ages 16-19. (Lunch included). www.teapartyetiquette.com The Alma Community Room is located at the Alma Plaza: 3445 Alma St. Suite 200, Palo Alto 1 class

$180R/$207NR

Alma Room

8 max

2304

16Y-19Y

Su 5/18

10am-4pm

SPORTS teens

Capoeira - Teens & Adults

In the Adult Capoeira class, students will learn how to perform the basic movements required under the Capoeira Narahari system, steps necessary to acquiring respective belts. Students become skilled at recognizing and playing a variety of rhythms on traditional percussive instruments that accompany the Capoeira game, or ‘jogo’. The class will give students a basic knowledge of the history of Capoeira, its origins within African slave communities in Brazil, and of the Capoeira Narahari System developed by Mestre Beiçola. Instructor: Mestre Beiçola Community Room at Lucie Stern Community Center

15max

13Y and Up

Tu 3/25–5/27

8–9:15 PM

13Y and Up

Th 3/27–5/29

8–9:15 PM

10 classes

$150R/$172NR

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Karate

Karate is a physical activity that develops strength, agility, balance and coordination, as well as an appreciation for timing and interacting with others. But learning Karate can provide other benefits as well. Karate practice has been credited with development of self-defense ability, awareness, concentration, weight-control, self-confidence, discipline and FUN! Shotokan practice consists primarily of kihon (basic repetition), kata (prearranged sets of movements performed against imaginary attackers) and kumite (sparring). Sparring practice in our classes is always very controlled and students always have the option to sit out a portion of the training session if they choose. Instructor: Jon Keeling 12 classes

$239R/$275NR

Cubberley G6

20 max

2444

13-18yrs

W 3/26-6/11

5-6pm

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Teens

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adults

ADULTS AQUATICS Rinconada Recreation Swim Wading Pool & Lap Pool Saturday - Sunday

12:30pm - 4:30pm*

PRIVATE LESSONS AT RINCONADA POOL

* 4 lanes will be reserved for lap swim.

We are open on Memorial Day! Lap Swim: 9-12pm Rec Swim: 12:30 - 4:30pm

Independent Lap Swim

Lap Swim at Rinconada Pool is available year-round. Early morning, midday and evening times are offered for your convenience. Visit the Aquatics Program website for more information including schedule and fees: www.cityofpaloalto.org/aquatics

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Adult

Time

Session I $95R/$105NR 4 classes

Session II $95R/$105NR 4 classes

Su 3/23 - 4/13

Su 4/27 - 5/18

11-11:30am

2347

2353

11:35am-12:05pm

2348

2354

12:10-12:40pm

2349

2355

12:45-1:15pm

2350

2356

1:20-1:50pm

2351

2357

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NEW!

Aqua Zumba®

Rinconada Masters Program

Just Add Water And Shake

Splash your way into shape with an invigorating low-impact aquatic exercise. Known as the Zumba® “pool party,” the Aqua Zumba program gives new meaning to the idea of a refreshing workout. Integrating the Zumba philosophy with traditional aquatic fitness disciplines, Aqua Zumba® blends it all together into workout that’s cardio-conditioning, bodytoning, and most of all, exhilarating beyond belief. For class times, visit: www.cityofpaloalto.org/aquatics

NEW!

Splash & Dash

Take your training to a new level in this high energy, 30minute, cardio-strength workout. Combine grounded aerobic exercises with high-intensity strength training intervals to shape and tone your entire body while pushing fat-burning systems into high gear. End your workout with a Noodle Cool Down, which will focus on targeted strengthening for the core and abdominals. For class times, visit: www.cityofpaloalto.org/aquatics

With decades of swimming history, Rinconada Masters Team offers stroke technique, physical conditioning, open water and competitive training for adults of all ages. The team provides an environment to improve health and build relationships. Non-competitive swimmers are welcome! Choose from intermediate and advance workouts. Prerequisites: must be able to swim 100 yards (4 laps) of freestyle. Workouts are held at Rinconada Pool (777 Embarcadero Rd). For more information including workout schedule or to join visit the website: www.rinconadamasters.com or email head coach, Carol MacPherson: carol.macpherson22@gmail.com

Swim4Fitness

Learn to swim like the pros for fun and fitness. Swim4Fitness is the “how to” program for adults to learn proper swim techniques. The program will improve your strokes and increase your fitness with the help of professional swim coaches. Great location and convenient lunch and after work hours. This 4-week program is offered every month starting on the first Tuesday at Rinconada Pool (777 Embarcadero Rd.). Sign up via email carol.macpherson22@gmail.com or in person on the first day of class. Fee per month: $50 for 8 classes. Cash or checks are accepted: checks payable to Rinconada Masters. Must be registered by the first day of class. Rinconada Pool (777 Embarcadero Rd) Tue & Th

12-1pm

Tue & Th

7-8pm

Always wanted to learn to draw? Curious about the feel of clay in your hands after a long day on the keyboard? Whether you are totally new to art, want to reconnect with a creative practice, or learn a new technique, the newly renovated Art Center is your place to come see, make, and enjoy! For more information on any of the following programs or to sign up for the studio e-news, email lynn.stewart@cityofpaloalto.org

BOOK ARTS

adults

ART CLASSES CERAMICS Ceramics-Tuesday AM

This class focuses on wheel throwing to create functional objects including bowls, plates, and pitchers. Students who are interested in hand-building are welcome. All ceramics classes cover a variety of techniques as well as glazing and firing. All levels welcome. Instructor: Brent Johnson

Photographic Books

Transform groups of individual photos into photo essays using handmade books! Students will learn several book structures, including Flag, Tunnel, Coptic, Post and Stab bound, as well as how to organize photographs to create flow and convey ideas. Basic writing ideas will be introduced to add verbal imagery and ideas to supplement photos. Students will leave with several finished books as well as the ability to continue bookmaking at home. $20 material fee paid to instructor. Instructor: Ginger Burrell 10 classes

$229R/$263NR

Studio B at Palo Alto Art Center

12max

2136

16Y and Up

W 4/9–6/11

1:30–4:30 PM

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10 classes

$315R/$362NR

Studio Ceramics at Palo Alto Art Center

20max

1015

18Y and Up

Tu 4/8–6/10

10AM–1PM

Ceramics-Wednesday PM

This class will focus on wheel throwing, though handbuilders are welcome. All ceramics classes cover a variety of techniques as well as glazing and firing. All levels of experience are welcome. Instructor: Jonathan Huang 10 classes

$315R/$362NR

Studio Ceramics at Palo Alto Art Center

20max

1044

18Y and Up

W 4/9–6/11

7–10PM

ADULTS

43


Ceramics-Thursday AM

This class will focus on hand-building techniques including: slab, coil, and pinching. Wheel throwers are welcome, but must be self-reliant. All ceramics classes cover a variety of techniques as well as glazing and firing. All levels of experience welcome. Instructor: Barbara Brown 10 classes

$315R/$362NR

Studio Ceramics at Palo Alto Art Center

20max

1052

18Y and Up

Th 4/10–6/12

10AM–1PM

Ceramics-Thursday PM

This class focuses on wheel throwing. Hand builders are welcome, however they must be self-reliant. All ceramics classes cover a variety of techniques as well as glazing and firing. All levels of experience welcome. Instructor: Joseph Battiato 10 classes

$315R/$362NR

Studio Ceramics at Palo Alto Art Center

20max

1069

16Y and Up

Th 4/10–6/12

7–10PM

Ceramics-Saturday AM

DRAWING Drawing Circus

The Drawing Circus reflects the attitude that the studio is an environment seeking new ideas, experimentation, and peer example. Each week supplies a different cast of characters, lighting, sound, events, films, props, and ambiance. Using a range of materials students will explore a broad base of personal ideas in a lively, sometimes noisy display of energy, pleasant spectacle, and spirited participation. Models’ fee collected. Instructor: Ed Stanton

This class focuses on wheel-throwing. Hand builders are welcome, but must be self-reliant. All ceramics classes cover a variety of techniques as well as glazing and firing. All levels of experience are welcome.

10 classes

$225R/$259NR

Studio A at Palo Alto Art Center

20max

2099

18Y and Up

Su 4/13–6/15

1–4PM

Instructor: Gary Clarien 10 classes

$315R/$362NR

Studio Ceramics at Palo Alto Art Center

20max

1083

18Y and Up

Sa 4/12–6/14

10AM–1PM

Ceramics-Self Directed Projects

This course is for advanced ceramics students who have taken at least two previous ceramics classes at the Palo Alto Art Center and wish to access the studio during the drop-in times over the entire session for a flat fee. This course is not intended for production potters. Only work made in the PAAC studios will be fired. 60 classes

$315R/$362NR

1097

18Y and Up

Studio Ceramics at Palo Alto Art Center

12max

Tu-Sun 4/8–6/14

during drop-in hours

Drop-In Ceramics

The Ceramics Studio is available outside of class times to currently registered ceramics students. Fee is $3/hour for PA residents and $4/hour for non-residents Day

Time

Sun

1-5pm

Tue

1-5pm and 7-10pm

Wed

10am-1pm

Thu

1-6pm

Fri

10am-5pm

Sat

1-5pm

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Illustration and Graphic Novel

Do you want to create images that tell a story? Do you have a story to tell, but want to add a visual element? Through ongoing exploration of various forms of sequential art (graphic novels, illustration, comics, travel diaries, etc.), this class will be an opportunity for students to communicate thoughts, stories, and reflections on life through both words and pictures. Warm-up drawing and writing exercises, stepby-step introduction to comic book art and experimentation with a variety of media will allow students to develop their own way of telling stories. Great class for sketchbook junkies, watercolorists, collage and book artists alike! Art beginners as well as experienced artists are welcome. Instructor: Daniele Archambault 10 classes

$199R/$229NR

Project LOOK! Studio at Palo Alto Art Center

12max

2131

16Y and Up

Tu 4/8–6/10

7–9PM

Quick Studies of the Clothed Figure

Have you ever imagined yourself sketching in a cafe while on vacation? This class will teach you strategies for sketching a moving subject and getting your impressions down on paper quickly. We will explore a range of media including graphite, ink, colored pencil and watercolor. Look and capture the world around you in a whole new way. Instructor: Jim Smyth 8 classes

$189R/$217NR

Studio A at Palo Alto Art Center

17max

2097

18Y and Up

F 3/28–5/16

1:30–4:30 PM

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Representational Life Drawing

Gesture, movement, size, shape, and form-the traditional methods of life drawing will be the focus of this class. Both short and long poses will help you master these approaches to drawing the figure from live models. Work in charcoal, pencil, chalk, and pastel. Model’s fee will be collected. Instructor: Jim Smyth 8 classes

$189R/$217NR

Studio A at Palo Alto Art Center

17max

2096

18Y and Up

F 3/28–5/16

10AM–1PM

Drop-In Jewelry Studio

The Jewelry Studio is available to experienced students age 18 and up who meet eligibility requirements. Contact lynn.stewart@cityofpaloalto.org for more information. Membership is $30/month for Palo Alto residents and $40/ month for non-residents. Day pass is $10. Schedule subject to change without notice.

Introduction to Art

This class is your first stop if you are new to drawing and painting. Students will learn to see like an artist, exploring form, light and shadow, perspective, color theory, and composition. We will explore drawing materials as well as watercolor, oil, and acrylic. With this technical understanding, a personal style and vision will emerge. Instructor: Richard Becker 10 classes

$195R/$224NR

Studio A at Palo Alto Art Center

2130

18Y and Up

Th 4/10–6/12

20max 10–12:30 PM

JEWELRY

Day

Time

Sundays

1-5pm

Tuesdays

10am-1:30pm

Thursdays

2-10pm

Fridays

10am-1pm

Saturdays

1-5pm

No drop-in jewelry on the following dates: May 17

PAINTING Painting - Beginning and Beyond Master basic skills of handling oil or acrylic paint in this class led by an experienced instructor and painter/printmaker. We will explore a variety of approaches to painting including: alla prima, impasto, wet into wet, and glazing. More advanced students will broaden their technical knowledge as well as develop their own content and voice. Instructor: Cheryl Battiato

Jewelry-Fabrication

Make wearable art! New students will learn basic jewelry making techniques such as sawing, drilling, soldering, finishing, stone setting, and patination. Experienced students will further refine the basics and be introduced to forging and anticlastic raising, the hydraulic press, working with reactive metals (titanium and niobium) and utilizing unusual clasps. All are welcome. Tools and supplies will be discussed during the first class. Instructor: Sommer, Edith 10 classes

$229R/$263NR

Studio B at Palo Alto Art Center

16max

2132

16Y and Up

Tu 4/8–6/17*

7–10PM

2215

16Y and Up

F 4/11–6/20**

1:30–4:30PM

10 classes

$225R/$259NR

Studio A at Palo Alto Art Center

20max

1129

16Y and Up

Th 4/10–6/12

7–10PM

Introduction to Oil Painting

This class is for beginners to experienced painters who want to learn or expand and renew their acquaintance with the basics of oil painting. Students will study composition, value, patterns, and transitions, form, color, harmony, contrast, and much more. Gain confidence handling materials and feel secure with a brush in your hand. Individual help at the easel and demos are provided by an experienced instructor. Instructor: Jim Smyth 8 classes

$234R/$262NR

Studio A at Palo Alto Art Center

2134

18Y and Up

W 3/26–5/14

10AM–1PM

2216

18Y and Up

W 3/26–5/14

1:30–4:30 PM

*No class 4/25

Jewelry-Precious Metal Clay

Is it clay? Is it metal? It’s Precious Metal Clay and it’s amazing. Roll out clay and imprint designs using fabric, paper, buttons, charms, stamps, or natural materials. Use the slip on leaves or pods to capture their natural forms. You will also learn how to make molds for replicating forms. Emphasis is on detail work so that only polishing or patinating is necessary after firing. Expect to spend about $150 on PMC and $15 fee for tool kit. Instructor: North, Stephanie

17max

Understanding Acrylics

Exciting breakthroughs with acrylic paint allow it to be handled more like traditional oil paint: slower drying time, buttery consistency, and smooth mix-ability. Learn how to handle and control this marvelous medium with easy to follow step-by-step methods. Class will cover staging your picture, color theory, design, materials, techniques, and tricks. Instructor: Richard Becker

6 classes

$139R/$159NR

Studio B at Palo Alto Art Center

12max

2133

18Y and Up

W 4/30–6/11*

7–10PM

No class 5/28

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10 classes

$225R/$259NR

Studio A at Palo Alto Art Center

18max

2135

18Y and Up

Tu 4/8–6/10

10AM–1PM

ADULTS

45


Watercolor

Using images from still life and landscape, students will learn the basics of watercolor painting. We will cover wetin-wet, drybrush, washes, and glazes. Most importantly, we will become familiar with the behavior of water, our complex partner in the painting process. Explore a variety of papers, pigments, and brushes. Learn about composition, design, and color theory.

Deconstructing Collage

Explore imagery, process and composition in a mixed-media context in the studio of Peter Foley, artist in residence at the Cubberley Artist Studios. A brief visual history of modern collage along with demonstrations will inspire our work. Selfexpression will be encouraged. All are welcome. Materials fee: $5 Instructor: Peter Foley

Instructor: Richard Becker 10 classes

$225R/$259NR

Studio A at Palo Alto Art Center

1159

18Y and Up

Sa 4/12–6/14

20max 10AM–1PM

PHOTOGRAPHY

4 classes

$200R/$230NR

Cubberley Artist Studios, 4000 Middlefield Road, E5

2230

18Y and Up

Sa 4/19–5/10

10max

10AM–3PM

More Joy of Digital Photography

The Blank PageThe Sketchbook as Inquiry

Instructor: Conrad Johnson

Instructor: Elizabeth Foggie

See and capture outstanding images wherever you go. Learn to fully utilize your SLR or point and shoot digital camera using ISO, AWB, aperture, focal length of lenses, and shutter speeds. Composition, point of view, lighting and emotional content is of prime importance and personal creativity will be encouraged. Digital file management and formats will also be covered. All levels welcome.

Working within the framework of a sketchbook/journal, this class will be an ongoing practice of creative expression using a breadth of tools to stimulate ideas and discovery. Through exercises in focusing, choosing perspective, and story-telling, a clearer understanding of yourself and your goals as an artist will emerge. Students will work with a variety of media to complete “assignments”.

8 classes

$182R/$209NR

Project LOOK! Studio at Palo Alto Art Center

20max

5 classes

$99R/$114NR

Project LOOK! Studio at Palo Alto Art Center

0max

2137

18Y and Up

Th 4/24–6/12

7–9PM

2218

18Y and Up

W 4/30–5/28

7–9PM

Pastepaper Collage

WORKSHOPS Mold Making for Ceramics

Make repeated forms in clay for sculpture or embellishment. Wesley will start with demonstrations on how to build with press molds, how to manipulate the forms and how to graft them onto other forms (sculptural or functional). On day two, students make at least 1 press-mold from an object that they bring. They will also have access to Wesley’s library of molds to construct an object or add to a leather hard work of their own. Clay and firing are included in the fee. 2 classes

$179R/$205NR

Studio Ceramics at Palo Alto Art Center

2217

18Y and Up

Sa 4/5, Su 4/6

12max

10AM–4PM

Clay House Lanterns

Build a small house out of low-fire clay with a tealight base. Learn basic ceramic techniques of slab and coil construction, joining techniques, texturing and graffito. Once houses are leather hard we will paint them with colored slips. Houses will be fired and available for pickup a few weeks after the workshop. Your “lantern” is suitable for indoor or outdoor use. Instructor: Virginia Ferguson

Create your own raw materials for collage or books by printing and over-printing colorful textures on paper. Then rip, snip and arrange the pieces into abstract or representational imagery. Make some small collage sketches for cards and larger pieces to frame. You will leave the workshop with a bunch of papers for further use in your papercraft projects. All supplies provided for a $20 fee paid to instructor. Instructor: Joy Lily 1 class

$79R/$90NR

Studio A at Palo Alto Art Center

12max

2138

18Y and Up

Sa 5/17

10AM–3PM

DROP-IN PROGRAMS Come when you can. No registration necessary. No formal instruction. An opportunity to work independently in the company of other artists. Bring your own supplies. Payment is made to the group coordinator.

Drop-In Life Drawing

These workshops feature short and long nude poses with male and female models. Fee is $8.00 per session. Tuesdays

1 class

$89R/$ 102NR

Studio Ceramics at Palo Alto Art Center

12max

2231

10Y and Up

Su 5/18

10AM–4PM

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Studio A

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Drop-In Figure Painting and Drawing

These workshops present an opportunity to work from the figure. Each session participants share the cost of models’ and studio fees: $6-$10/meeting

Costumed Model Tuesdays

1:30-4:30

Studio A

1:30-4:30

Studio A

Nude Model Thursdays

Drawing Marathon

Drop-In Mixed Media

Informal demonstrations cover a variety of techniques based on group interest. Fee is $10-15/meeting. 10am-1pm

Thursdays

Studio A

Drop-In Collage

Informal demonstrations cover a variety of techniques based on group interest. Fee is $5/meeting. 10am-1pm

Wednesday

Studio B

All-Day Figure Drawing Event! Studios A and B A variety of male and female models pose nude and in costume doing single, couple, and group poses. No photography. Co-Sponsored with the Palo Alto Models Guild. Morning session from 10am to 1pm. Afternoon session from 1:30 to 4:30pm. Fee is $20 half day/ $30 full day. Bring a sack lunch! Upcoming Drawing Marathons: March 23, last marathon until September. Don’t miss it!

DANCE Adult Samba & Afro-Brazilian Dance

Adults will be thrilled as they learn Brazilian dance from its roots. By studying the African influence in Brazil, it becomes easier to enjoy and interpret many of the most popular dances in the country today such as Samba, Frêvo and Axé. This class will give you a large range of possibilities to discover the best of Brazilian dance, in a friendly and fun environment. No experience necessary, but experienced dance students will also gain much from this class. Instructor: Mestre Beiçola 10 classes

$150R/$172NR

Children’s Theatre Dance Studio

15max

2245

18Y and Up

Th 3/27–5/29

6:45–8:00 PM

Ballroom Dancing

Ongoing drop-in class. You may attend any week even if it’s your first time. learn waltz, swing, nightclub, two-step and other ballroom dances in this fun and easy class. No partner or prior experience necessary. Beginners at 6:45 pm, intermediate at 7:45 pm, and practice until 9:45 pm drop in cards available for $10 per class. Instructor: Phil Mast Ongoing

$10

Lucie Stern Community Center Ballroom

50max

2232

18Y and Up

W 4/23–6/25

6:45–9:45 PM

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Belly Dance

Discover modern American ‘cabaret’ style belly dance --- a dynamic, elegant art form that draws on a rich heritage of movement rooted in cultures around the Mediterranean. Increase your strength, flexibility, grace and endurance. Explore Middle Eastern rhythms and music. Suitable for all ages and fitness levels! This class welcomes new dancers and will offer growth and refinement for dancers with more experience. Instructor: Amyris 10 classes

$100R/$115NR

Lucie Stern Community Center Ballroom

15max

2246

18Y and Up

Th 3/27–5/29

7–8PM

ADULTS

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Brazilian Couples Dance

Featuring Samba de Gafieira and Forró, two dances inspired by a variety of Brazilian dance styles. This class gives you the confidence and technical know-how to glide from singles Samba to the free-flowing couples dance. Samba de Gafieira is the couples version of the of the world renown Brazilian Samba dance; Forró is a wildly popular dance that is shaking up clubs from the Bay Area to New York City. After this class, you’ll be able to go to the clubs and dance like a pro! Instructor: Mestre Beiçola

10 classes

$150R/$172NR

Community Room at Lucie Stern Community Center

2242

18Y and Up

Tu 3/25–5/27

15max

6:45–8PM

Classic & Contemporary Line Dance w/ Hedy McAdams

Classic line dances and dances of exceptional merit, featuring music from swing, C/W, Latin, Ballroom and Zydeco traditions and forms. Emphasis on developing dance ‘presence’ and poise as well as building skill and endurance. An outrageously fun way to stay in shape, make new friends and energize mind, body and spirit. Singles and couples welcome; no partners necessary. Open dancing between sections. Section A - Basics/Beginning Line Dance This section focuses on absolute beginners and experienced dancers who want to review, warm-up or build dance skills; easier dances taught at a slower pace. Practice between classes helpful but not mandatory.

adults

Section B - Intermediate Line Dance This section focuses on dancers who want more challenge and attention to styling and will feature more complex dances taught at a faster pace. Skill level: advanced-beginners to mid-intermediate Section C - High Intermediate and Advanced Line Dance This section focuses on dancers with a minimum two years? Line dance experience or by permission of instructor, who want to build memory skills, resilience, technique and composure on the dance floor. Dancers must be willing to practice between classes. Level: high-intermediate to advanced. Section D - Beginning Intermediate Take a second section at reduced cost. Section E - Intermediate and Advanced Line Dance. Take a second section at reduced cost. Please check instructor’s website for updates on class content: www.DanceAdventures.com Instructor: Hedy McAdams 8 classes

$65R/$75NR

Stern Ballroom

50max

2164

Section A

Th 4/3–5/29*

10–10:45 AM

2165

Section B

Th 4/3–5/29*

10:55–11:40 AM

2166

Section C

Th 4/3–5/29*

11:50 AM–12:35 PM

8 classes

$99R/$113NR

Stern Ballroom

50max

2167

Section D

Th 4/3–5/29*

10–11:40 AM

2168

Section E

Th 4/3–5/29*

10:55 AM–12:35 PM

Line Dancing Intermediate/Advanced BOOST!

If you want to have a ton of fun while getting some exercise, join us for line dancing. It’s addicting! No partners are necessary. Music includes oldies rock ‘n’ roll, pop, country, Latin, soul, rock, big band, and maybe even some hip hop! You’ll learn 2 dances each week with review of previous weeks’ lessons. There will also be practice time before and during class. For sure, you’ll be able to do the dances at all the weekend dance venues around the Bay. This class is part of the Boost Program. Just reload your card when needed—no need for drop in cards! NO one is turned away if you forget your card (there are provisions for those occurrences). Instructor: Evelyn Khinoo; ekhinoo@sbcglobal.net; www.EvelynAndDenny.com 650-325-6913. 10 classes

Stern Ballroom

90max

18Y and above

Tu 3/25 – 5/27

7-9pm

No class TBD

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FITNESS Capoeira - Teens & Adults

Bodycare - Low Back & Hip Pain Intensive

In the Adult Capoeira class, students will learn how to perform the basic movements required under the Capoeira Narahari system, steps necessary to acquiring respective belts. Students become skilled at recognizing and playing a variety of rhythms on traditional percussive instruments that accompany the Capoeira game, or ‘jogo’. The class will give students a basic knowledge of the history of Capoeira, its origins within African slave communities in Brazil, and of the Capoeira Narahari System developed by Mestre Beiçola.

Learn to relieve and heal chronic pain and tension in low back and hips such as sciatica. These self-help techniques often result in instant relief and long term results. They include:

• S.I. joint (sacral iliac) functionality assessment and restoration. • Trigger Point/Acupressure for nerve entrapments • Hot/cold therapy • Core strengthening exercises • Ergonomic & Anatomy essentials • Includes illustrated handout • Please dress comfortably and bring a large towel or mat for floor exercises. • Materials fee of $10 for instructional video due at class.

Instructor: Mestre Beiçola

10 classes

$150R/$172NR

Community Room at Lucie Stern Community Center

15max

2243

13Y and Up

Tu 3/25–5/27

8–9:15 PM

2244

13Y and Up

Th 3/27–5/29

8–9:15 PM

Jason Chan (www.jasonchanproductions.com) is a massage, ergonomic and tai chi instructor/therapist specializing in chronic low back, neck and shoulder pain with 14 years of experience. 1 class

$35R/$40NR

Cubberley D1

10 max

2402

All Ages

Sa 6/7

11am – 1pm

BOOST! Adult Fitness Class Calendar

PALO ALTO RECREATION  |  Classes are offered at the Lucie Stern (LSCC) and Cubberley Community Centers (CCC) WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

Early Aerobics 8–9:15am (LSCC)

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

Early Aerobics 8–9:15am (LSCC)

Jerrie Thurman

Jerrie Thurman

Zumba Plus 8:30–9:40am (LSCC)

Zumba Plus 8:30–9:40am (LSCC)

Carla Kenworthy

Carla Kenworthy

Low Impact Exercise 8:30-9:30am (CCC)

Low Impact Exercise 8:30-9:30am (CCC)

Judy Vajta

Judy Vajta

adults

Easy Aerobics 9–10am (CCC)

Easy Aerobics 9–10am (CCC)

Easy Aerobics 9–10am (CCC)

Zumba 9–10am (LSCC)

Ailsa Ludvik

Ailsa Ludvik

Ailsa Ludvik

Carla Kenworthy

5:30 PM

9:45 AM

9 AM

TUESDAY

Jerrie Thurman

8:30 AM

8 AM

MONDAY Early Aerobics 8–9:15am (LSCC)

Low Impact Aerobics 9:45–11am (CCC)

Low Impact Aerobics 9:45–11am (CCC)

Judy Vajta

Judy Vajta

Yoga for All Levels 5:30–6:30am (LSCC) Cassandra McDonough

7 PM

Line Dancing Int/Advanced 7–9am (LSCC)

Ask us how you can get a

FREE

3-day class pass! (not valid for existing BOOST! participants)

Evelyn Khinoo

CLASS PACK PRICING

ADULT (18 & up)

Daily Drop-in $15 | 10 Class Pack $75 | 20 Class Pack $150

STUDENT (Student ID Required)

Daily Drop-in $15 | 10 Class Pack $65 | 20 Class Pack $130

SENIOR (60+)

Daily Drop-in $15 | 10 Class Pack $65 | 20 Class Pack $130

For class details or registration information, please visit www.cityofpaloalto.org/enjoy or call 463-4900

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For more information about BOOST! Programs, Look at page 49 for a class schedule ADULTS  Daily Drop-in $15 | 10 Class Pack $75 | 20 Class Pack $150 STUDENTS & SENIORS (60+)  Daily Drop-in $15 | 10 Class Pack $65 | 20 Class Pack $130

Bodycare - Neck and Shoulders Pain Intensive

Learn to relieve and heal chronic pain and tension in your neck and shoulders. These self-help techniques often result in instant relief and long term results. They include: • R.O.M. (range of motion) assessment and restoration • Trigger Point/Acupressure for nerve entrapments • Hot/Cold therapy • Strengthening exercises • Ergonomic & anatomy essentials • Includes illustration handout • Please dress comfortably and bring a large bath towel. Jason Chan (jasonchanproductions.com) is a massage, ergonomic and tai chi instructor/therapist specializing in chronic neck/shoulder and back pain with 14 years of experience. 1 class

$35R/$40NR

Cubberley, D1

10 max

2403

All Ages

W 5/7

6:30 – 8:30pm

adults

Chen Tai-Chi for Lifelong Wellness

This class introduces the Chen style Taiji (Tai Chi), silk-reeling exercises and Hum Yuan Qigong, which form the foundation of the Tai Chi System. Chen style Taiji is widely acknowledged as the ancestor of all other Tai Chi styles, incorporating martial arts and health benefits which may include lifelong physical wellness, mind-body connection, stress reduction, better joint mobility, and improved physiological functions. It may also help to improve concentration & focus, body coordination, balance, immune system, physical strength, flexibility and may add years to your life. For more information, please visit www.TraditionalChenTaiji.com. Instructor: Master Loren King-Loon Chin is a 20th-generation lineage holder in Chen Family Taijiquan and a certified senior instructor conferred by the Chen Qingzhou Martial Arts Association (accredited by China’s Ministry of Education) in Xulu Village, Henan Province, China (birthplace of Tai-Chi). Instructor: Loren Chin 10 classes

$115R/$133NR

Stern Ballroom

25 max

2177

18Y and Up

M 3/24–6/9

7:30–9PM

No class 5/5, 5/26

NEW!

Coach Ken’s Women Soccer

This program provides an innovative way for women to learn and play the game of soccer while achieving their fitness goals in a fun and social environment, among friends. Beginners and former players who are looking to rejoin and enjoy the game are welcome. Agility, soccer technique and tactics taught in each class, ending with a soccer match. Women get a chance to learn and share the game with friends and family. 10 classes

$150R/$173NR

Rinconada Park Field

20max

2401

18Y and Up

W 4/9–6/11

9:30–10:45 AM

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Early Aerobics for a Great Day: Cardio, Stretch & Strengthen BOOST!

A great way to start the day! Class includes a thorough warm-up, low impact cardio activity, full-body strengthening and conditioning with hand weights, balance, healthy back exercises and flexibility improvement. All choreographed to music. Wear fitness shoes with supportive soles. Bring a towel and a water bottle. Drop-in cards may be purchased at the Lucie Stern Center. Instructor: Jerrie Thurman Ongoing

Stern Ballroom

30max

18Y and above

M, W, F

8-9:15am

No class: 5/26

BOOST!

Easy Aerobics

Stay in shape and meet new friends! This exercise class works every part of your body, raises heart rate and targets major muscle groups. Class includes a half hour of aerobic dance movements and a half hour of upper body strengthening with hand weights, floor exercises for muscle toning and stretching for flexibility. Wear fitness shoes with good soles for ankle support and stability. Instructor: Ailsa Ludvik BOOST! drop-in cards available at Cubberley Community Center Office. Ongoing

Cubberley L6

30max

40Y and above

M, W, F

9-10am

No class: 5/26

Judy’s “Early” Low Impact Exercise Class BOOST!

A great work-out for seniors or “all-most” seniors! Come join me for a great class designed for those who wish a fun and yet complete work-out with a less ‘intensive’ approach. We will use chairs for the warm-up and weight training segment. Easy to follow ‘dance’ steps to enhance the aerobic portion of the class and finally floor conditioning and stretch exercises to complete the work-out. Please wear aerobic type shoes with non-skid soles that will allow lateral movement. Instructor: Judy Vajta Boost! packs available at the Cubberley Center Office. Ongoing

Cubberley L6

10max

40Y and above

Tu, Th

8:30-9:30am

No class 5/20

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For more information about BOOST! Programs, Look at page 49 for a class schedule ADULTS  Daily Drop-in $15 | 10 Class Pack $75 | 20 Class Pack $150 STUDENTS & SENIORS (60+)  Daily Drop-in $15 | 10 Class Pack $65 | 20 Class Pack $130

Judy’s Low Impact Aerobics

Pilates Mat Essentials

BOOST!

A great class if you’re looking for a challenging work-out geared for the intermediate to experienced exerciser! Take a look at this fun Low Impact Aerobic class. Easy to follow dance routines to improve your cardio vascular system. Class also includes weight strength training, floor work, and stretch exercises for a well-rounded work-out. Please wear aerobic type shoes with non-skid soles that will allow lateral movement. Instructor: Judy Vajta Boost! packs available at the Cubberley Center Office. Ongoing

Cubberley L6

30max

40Y and above

Tu, Th

9:45-11am

Instructor: Kathryn Phipps

No class 5/20

NEW!

Pilates is a whole body conditioning routine that seeks to build flexibility, strength, endurance, and coordination without adding muscle bulk. The benefits of Pilates are many, including increased abdominal and core strength, improved shoulder and lumbopelvic mobility and stability, improved back strength and posture, increased mind/ body connection, overall strength and flexibility, and more efficient movement pattern in everyday activities. Exercise modifications will be provided for different body types and fitness levels. Instructor, Kathryn Phipps, holds the following certifications - Balance Body and Collage of San Mateo Comprehensive Pilates Instructor, NCSF Personal Trainer, AFAA Group Exercise Instructor. Special ­­­ training in Barefoot balance exercises, Pilates circuit and Senor exercises.

Living Meditation

The Alma Community Room is located at the Alma Plaza: 3445 Alma St. Suite 200, Palo Alto 10 classes

$150R/$173NR

Alma Community Room

15 max

2372

16Y and up

M 4/7-6/9

5-6pm

Meditation and the Art of Living

It is comforting for many of us to know that our discomforts in life are the result of our conditioned minds, and are not our real selves. We learn this and can see it clearly when we practice meditation. In this class we learn how to meditate, and learn how to differentiate between our observing mind and the conditioning that makes us suffer. What to expect: Increased clarity of mind, more peaceful emotions, reduced stress, and enhanced soul awareness. We learn the art of living. Held at Pathways to Self Healing, 4153 El Camino Way, Palo Alto 6 classes

$15R/$17NR

Pathways to Self-Healing

20 max

2365

All Ages

Th 4/3-5/8

7-8pm

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$131R/$151NR

Stern Ballroom

20max

2181

18Y and Up

M 3/24–6/9

12–1PM

No class 5/26

BOOST!

Yoga for All Levels

Yoga appropriate for all levels and ages, including absolute beginners. We will focus on breathwork and the healing possibilities of mind body connection. Being able to get up and down from the floor somewhat easily is recommended as a prerequisite. Please bring a sticky yoga mat, a block, and a towel or a strap. Cassandra has more than 700 hours of training and has been teaching since 2006. She specializes in healing Vinyasa yoga, but don’t worrychaturangas are optional! www.IntuitiveHealingYoga.com Ongoing

Stern Ballroom

25max

All Ages

Tu

5:30-6:30pm

adults

This course focuses on how to live in a meditative state, and how to abide in a state of inner peace during daily life. In this course, participants will be introduced to the following awareness practices: body aliveness, moving awareness, thought awareness, emotional awareness, sensory awareness, acceptance of the present moment, and awareness of consciousness. Using body aliveness as the foundation for the course, participants will learn how to apply a meditative state to persistent major and minor life challenges. Classes are designed to help improve participant’s quality of life, especially stress levels and relationships. No previous experience is necessary. For more info: www.PresenceAndInnerPeace.com.

11 classes

Yoga and Meditation for Well Being

Give yourself the gift of relaxation through mindfulness meditation, yoga and mindful movement. All ages and levels welcome. Calm the mind while developing present moment awareness. Open the body through an inward middle path style of yoga. Listen to your body and feel deep openings and inner body awareness. Renew, revitalize and learn to lower stress. Let go of aches, pains and feel great! Discover your inner peace and well-being. Great for continuing MBSR students. Instructor: Mike Kintz has been teaching yoga and meditation since 1997. For more info: www.yogawithmike.com 11 classes

$110R/$127NR

Stern Ballroom

20max

2234

18Y and Up

M 3/24–6/18

5:30–6:45 PM

No class 5/26

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Zumba with Carla

What a great start to your weekend - a workout that feels like a party! Zumba combines red-hot international music and rhythms with simple-to-follow steps that make even the ‘non-dancer’ burn the dance floor - and calories! Be prepared to sweat as you move from Salsa to Bhangra, Merengue to Samba, Reggaeton to Flamenco. No dance experience necessary, and modifications are given for all abilities and levels. Instructor: Carla K, Zumba Crew 650 Ongoing

Stern Ballroom

30max

18Y & Up

Sa

9-10am

BOOST!

Zumba Plus

Come join the party! Zumba’s up-beat music will have you moving to international rhythms like Salsa, Samba, Bhangra, Belly Dance, Merengue, Cha-Cha and more, and you’ll wonder where the hour went. Zumba is an exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow, calorie-burning dance fitness-party that’s moving millions of people toward joy and health. No dance experience necessary; wear comfortable workout clothing and workout shoes - and come ready to sweat! Modifications for various fitness levels will be given. Last 15 minutes of the class will be devoted to muscle-toning, balance and flexibility. Instructor: Carla K., Zumba Crew 650 Ongoing

Stern Ballroom

30max

All Ages

Tu, Th

8:30-9:40am

SPECIAL INTEREST Free Sneak Preview of Hypnotize Yourself Slim!™

Passport To Retirement

Surely, you’ve wondered what it would be like to be hypnotized. And let your unconscious mind slim you down, easily. Come experience the comfort and relaxation of hypnosis and get answers to the questions you’ve had for years. Skeptics welcome. 1 class

FREE

Stern Community Room

10 max

2363

18Y and up

Th 5/1

7-8pm

adults

Hypnotize Yourself Slim!™

Take this class and discover how to: Stop obsessing about diets and start feeling in control for a change • Get the kid in you who makes the eating decisions to end self-sabotage at last • See your slender inner self so you can leave the rest to your unconscious mind • Tap a vast reservoir of joy so the need for relentless willpower disappears • Break the spell of food with an easy tip that calms your mind anytime, anywhere • Bust Your Cravings!™ with zero effort (you won’t even want chocolate, soda, candy, chips, cheese or bread-pick one)

This class provides comprehensive information for anyone planning for retirement. Learn how to overcome roadblocks, assess the costs, manage your income sources, select retirement plan distribution choices, and inflation proof your income. Other topics include estate planning, Social Security, and lifestyle issues. Spouse/guest can attend at no charge. Ages 40+ Instructor: Peter Evans 3 classes

$50R/$58NR

Cubberley A6

30max

2188

40Y and Up

Tu 5/27–6/10

6:30–9PM

2190

40Y and Up

Th 6/5–6/19

6:30–9PM

Rejuvenate Your Retirement

This unique and comprehensive course focuses on the issues and concepts important to retirees. In straightforward language, explained are financial strategies such as taxefficient income planning, lifestyle preservation, inflation protection and providing a legacy. Includes 143 page workbook; spouse/guest may attend at no charge. Ages 55+ (or already retired) Instructor: Peter Evans 2 classes

$50R/$58NR

Cubberley A6

30max

2192

55Y and Up

M 6/2-6/9

10am-12:30pm

2194

55Y and Up

W 6/11–6/18

1–3:30 PM

New Class Format: 4 sessions, each an hour-and-a-half 4 classes

$98R/$113NR

Stern Community Room

10 max

2364

18Y and up

Th 5/15-6/5

7-8:30pm

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From Graywater to Green Garden

Irrigation Basics for Homeowners

Reduce your water use while keeping your garden green! Learn how you can simply and safely transform your home to reuse water from sinks, showers and washing machines to irrigate plants. The class will begin with an overview of residential graywater reuse–including rebates, codes and regulations, what soaps to use and the best plants to irrigate with graywater. The rest of the class will focus on how to construct a “laundry to landscape” graywater system. Participants will put together a sample system using real parts and tools.

This engaging class is designed for homeowners who are interested in learning more about the installation and maintenance of a residential irrigation system. Participants will learn about the components and layout of the irrigation system, common irrigation problems, basic maintenance, and how to maintain appropriate irrigation of trees while keeping a low water use landscape design.

Wednesday, May 7, 6 to 9 pm Cubberley Community Center - H1

Saturday, April 5, 9 am to noon Cubberley Community Center - H1

Instructor: Christina Bertea

Instructor: Lori Palmquist Fee: None, but reservations are required due to space limitations. Visit www.cityofpaloalto.org/workshops or call (650) 329-2241 to reserve your spot today.

Fee: None, but reservations are required due to space limitations. Visit www.cityofpaloalto.org/workshops or call (650) 329-2241 to reserve your spot today.

MUSIC Baroque Chamber Ensemble

Sing the Best of Broadway

Staff, Children’s Theatre

Instructor: Paul Engel

For intermediate and advanced string players. Repertoire spans five centuries with emphasis on Baroque Concerto literature. Players with little ensemble experience receive support from mentor teachers and the group; experienced players may enjoy leadership and solo opportunities. Instructor: Joyce Malik. Performance in the Stern Ballroom, Sunday June 1, 6:15 - 10:00 pm

Some enchanted evening, you may meet a stranger, singing the Sound of Music (but not in Oklahoma!). Paul Engel hosts a spirited sing-along class, where we attempt to sing from a book of 850 Broadway “standards”. A daunting task! But, it sure is fun to try! As a class member has so aptly said: “Paul and his singing do for my spirit, what my chiropractor does for my spine.” Come and find out what all the fuss is about!

9 classes

$170R/$195NR

Stern Fireside Room

20max

8 classes

$69R/$80NR

Stern Fireside Room

30max

2247

16Y and Up

Tu 4/1–5/27

6:30–8:30 PM

2161

80Y and up

W 3/26–5/14

5:30–7:00 PM

SPORTS Introduction to Lawn Bowling

A game for all ages. Experienced bowlers will teach the fundamentals of Lawn Bowling. Afterwards, participants may join the Palo Alto Lawn Bowling Club. Prerequisite: Need to be able to bend down. Wear flat soled shoes (no heels). Bowls are provided. The Lawn Bowling Green is located on Embarcadero at Cowper behind Gamble Gardens. For available times and further information call 650-323-2575 or go to www.palbc.org Instructor: John Hickson 5 classes

$12R/$14NR

Lawn Bowling Green at Park

20max

2238

18Y and Up

W 4/2–4/30

6–7 PM

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TENNIS

Adult Intermediate

Play Tennis The Stanford Way!

Group Lessons: Enjoy top-flight instruction from the staff of Stanford University Tennis Coach John Whitlinger and Stanford/USPTA Pro Tom Sarsfield. Youth and adult classes of 3-8 students will consist of six to eight hours of instruction. . Classes of two students will consist of four hours of instruction. Terrific Tiny Tennis classes will consist of six to eight lessons. Students provide own rackets. IMPORTANT: In case of rain, contact the recreation dept. at 463-4900, Monday through Friday, 8am-5pm, within the hour before scheduled starting time for class status or check with the instructor at the court. If at any time the instructor is absent, report to the next scheduled lesson for makeup date. NO POSTPONEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT WILL BE INITIATED BY THE INSTRUCTOR OR THE REC. DEPT. Unless notified to the contrary, make up lessons will be forwarded to the next normal meeting day and time. However, Fridays (for weekday lessons) or Sundays (for weekend lessons) may be used at the instructor’s discretion. NOTE: If an earlier class is postponed due to rain, all the following classes may also be postponed that day even if the courts become dry.

Senior Intermediate Doubles Tennis

Learn and improve your doubles game! Covers the four patterns of doubles play, signals, special formations, strategy and tactics. Seniors (50+). 6 lessons

$78R/$89NR

Rinconada #5-6

8max

2440

50 & Up

Th 4/10-5/15

10-11am

Cardio Tennis

Cardio Tennis is a fun, group activity featuring drills to give players an ultimate, high energy workout, and cool down phases. If you’re looking for a great new way to get in shape and to burn calories, then you must try Cardio Tennis! 6 lessons

$78R/$89NR

Rinconada #5-6

8max

2441

18 & Up

Th 4/10-5/15

11am-12pm

For players (NTRP 2.5-3.0) who are consistent on slow to medium paced shots but needs to develop more spin, power, and/or variety. Basic to advanced shots, strategy, and tactics will be introduced and reinforced by performance enhancing drills. 6 lessons

$78R/$89NR

Rinconada #5-6

8max

2422

15 & Up

M, W 4/7-4/23

11am-12pm

6 lessons

$78R/$89NR

Mitchell #1-2

8max

2423

15 & Up

Tu, Th 4/8-4/24

7:30-8:30pm

8 lessons

$96R/$108NR

Rinconada #5-6

8max

2424

15 & Up

M, W 5/5-6/2*

11am-12pm

*No class on Monday, May 26th (Memorial Day) 8 lessons

$96R/$108NR

Mitchell #1-2

8max

2425

15 & Up

Tu, Th 5/6-5/29

7:30-8:30pm

Adult High Intermediate

For High Intermediate to Advanced players (NTRP 3.0-3.5). Focus on skill refinement, competitive drills, strategy and tactics. 6 lessons

$78R/$89NR

Rinconada #5-6

8max

2426

15 & Up

M, W 4/7-4/23

7:30-8:30pm

8 lessons

$96R/$108NR

Rinconada #5-6

8max

2427

15 & Up

M, W 5/5-6/2*

7:30-8:30pm

*No class on Monday, May 26th (Memorial Day)

Individual Tennis Lessons

Learn new strokes or improve your old ones through individualized lessons based on your needs. Lessons taught by the staff of Stanford Coach John Whitlinger and Stanford/ USPTA Pro Tom Sarsfield. www.WhitlingerSarsfieldTennis.com. *For lessons at Mitchell Park #1-2, call USPTA Professionals Neil Da Silva (408) 398-5543, John Chan (650) 637-8809, Hung Nguyen (408) 499-2433, or visit WhitlingerSarsfieldTennis.com for more contact information. *For lessons at Rinconada Park #5-6, Thor Holt (650) 380-7139, or visit WhitlingerSarsfieldTennis.com for more contact information. Hourly rate $70 for one player

Adult Novice

For Beginning to Low Intermediate players (NTRP 1.0-2.0). Develop the essential techniques with emphasis on control, depth, and direction. Lessons will also incorporate basic strategy and tactics.

$35 each for two players

$25 each for three players

Payment for lesson(s) must be given to the instructor at the time of your first lesson. Only checks payable to JOHN WHITLINGER will be accepted (no cash or credit card).

Basketball Leagues

6 lessons

$78R/$89NR

Rinconada #5-6

2418

15 & Up

M, W 4/7-4/23

10-11am

2419

15 & Up

M, W 4/7-4/23

6:30-7:30pm

8 lessons

$96R/$108NR

Rinconada #5-6

8max

Men’s Basketball Leagues at Terman Middle School will be offered in September for the fall, on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights. Registration will begin in mid-August for the leagues. Please contact Melissa Murray at 650-329-2464 or email her Melissa.Murray@cityofpaloalto.org for more details about registration. A women’s open gym will be running on Monday nights, so if any women are interested, please call Melissa Murray.

2420

15 & Up

M, W 5/5-6/2*

10-11am

Men’s and Coed Softball Leagues

2421

15 & Up

M, W 5/5-6/2*

6.30-7.30pm

*No class on Monday, May 26th (Memorial Day)

8max

Men’s and Coed softball leagues for the fall will be starting in late August. Please call Melissa Murray at 650-329-2464 or email her at Melissa.Murray@cityofpaloalto.org for more details about the different leagues being offered.

Adult Volleyball

Volleyball for men and women will be offered in the fall at Cubberley Community Center on Monday nights. Please email Alexis Bryce at alexisbryce14@yahoo.com for more information.

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SENIORS Rinconada Recreation Swim Wading Pool & Lap Pool Saturday - Sunday

12:30pm - 4:30pm*

* 4 lanes will be reserved for lap swim.

We are open on Memorial Day! Lap Swim: 9-12pm Rec Swim: 12:30 - 4:30pm

NEW!

seniors

AQUATICS Aqua Zumba®

Just Add Water And Shake

Splash your way into shape with an invigorating low-impact aquatic exercise. Known as the Zumba® “pool party,” the Aqua Zumba program gives new meaning to the idea of a refreshing workout. Integrating the Zumba philosophy with traditional aquatic fitness disciplines, Aqua Zumba® blends it all together into workout that’s cardio-conditioning, bodytoning, and most of all, exhilarating beyond belief. For class times, visit: www.cityofpaloalto.org/aquatics.

Independent Lap Swim

Lap Swim at Rinconada Pool is available year-round. Early morning, midday and evening times are offered for your convenience. Visit the Aquatics Program website for more information including schedule and fees: www.cityofpaloalto.org/aquatics

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For more information about BOOST! Programs, Look at page 49 for a class schedule ADULTS  Daily Drop-in $15 | 10 Class Pack $75 | 20 Class Pack $150 STUDENTS & SENIORS (60+)  Daily Drop-in $15 | 10 Class Pack $65 | 20 Class Pack $130

Splash & Dash

Take your training to a new level in this high energy, 30-minute, cardio-strength workout. Combine grounded aerobic exercises with high-intensity strength training intervals to shape and tone your entire body while pushing fat-burning systems into high gear. End your workout with a Noodle Cool Down, which will focus on targeted strengthening for the core and abdominals. For class times, visit: www.cityofpaloalto.org/aquatics.

Rinconada Masters Program

With decades of swimming history, Rinconada Masters Team offers stroke technique, physical conditioning, open water and competitive training for adults of all ages. The team provides an environment to improve health and build relationships. Non-competitive swimmers are welcome! Choose from intermediate and advance workouts. Prerequisites: must be able to swim 100 yards (4 laps) of freestyle. Workouts are held at Rinconada Pool (777 Embarcadero Rd). For more information including workout schedule or to join visit the website: www.rinconadamasters.com or email head coach, Carol MacPherson: carol.macpherson22@gmail.com

Swim4Fitness

Learn to swim like the pros for fun and fitness. Swim4Fitness is the “how to” program for adults to learn proper swim techniques. The program will improve your strokes and increase your fitness with the help of professional swim coaches. Great location and convenient lunch and after work hours. This 4-week program is offered every month starting on the first Tuesday at Rinconada Pool (777 Embarcadero Rd.). Sign up via email carol.macpherson22@gmail.com or in person on the first day of class. Fee per month: $50 for 8 classes. Cash or checks are accepted: checks payable to Rinconada Masters. Must be registered by the first day of class. Rinconada Pool (777 Embarcadero Rd) Tue & Th

12-1pm

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7-8pm

FITNESS seniors

Early Aerobics for a Great Day: Cardio, Stretch & Strengthen

Judy’s “Early” Low Impact Exercise Class

BOOST!

BOOST!

A great way to start the day! Class includes a thorough warm-up, low impact cardio activity, full-body strengthening and conditioning with hand weights, balance, healthy back exercises and flexibility improvement. All choreographed to music. Wear fitness shoes with supportive soles. Bring a towel and a water bottle. Drop-in cards may be purchased at the Lucie Stern Center. Instructor: Jerrie Thurman

A great work-out for seniors or “all-most” seniors!

Ongoing

Stern Ballroom

30max

40Y and above

M, W, F

8-9:15am

No class: 5/26

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Easy Aerobics

Stay in shape and meet new friends! This exercise class works every part of your body, raises heart rate and targets major muscle groups. Class includes a half hour of aerobic dance movements and a half hour of upper body strengthening with hand weights, floor exercises for muscle toning and stretching for flexibility. Wear fitness shoes with good soles for ankle support and stability. Instructor: Ailsa Ludvik

Come join me for a great class designed for those who wish a fun and yet complete work-out with a less ‘intensive’ approach. We will use chairs for the warm-up and weight training segment. Easy to follow ‘dance’ steps to enhance the aerobic portion of the class and finally floor conditioning and stretch exercises to complete the work-out. Please wear aerobic type shoes with non-skid soles that will allow lateral movement. Instructor: Judy Vajta Boost! packs available at the Cubberley Center Office. Ongoing

Cubberley L6

10max

40Y and above

Tu, Th

8:30-9:30am

No class 5/20

BOOST! drop-in cards available at Cubberley Community Center Office. Ongoing

Cubberley L6

30max

40Y and above

M, W, F

9-10am

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For more information about BOOST! Programs, Look at page 49 for a class schedule ADULTS  Daily Drop-in $15 | 10 Class Pack $75 | 20 Class Pack $150 STUDENTS & SENIORS (60+)  Daily Drop-in $15 | 10 Class Pack $65 | 20 Class Pack $130

Judy’s Low Impact Aerobics BOOST!

A great class if you’re looking for a challenging work-out geared for the intermediate to experienced exerciser! Take a look at this fun Low Impact Aerobic class. Easy to follow dance routines to improve your cardio vascular system. Class also includes weight strength training, floor work, and stretch exercises for a well-rounded work-out. Please wear aerobic type shoes with non-skid soles that will allow lateral movement. Instructor: Judy Vajta Boost! packs available at the Cubberley Center Office. Ongoing

Cubberley L6

30max

40Y and above

Tu, Th

9:45-11am

No class 5/20

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Zumba with Carla

What a great start to your weekend - a workout that feels like a party! Zumba combines red-hot international music and rhythms with simple-to-follow steps that make even the ‘non-dancer’ burn the dance floor - and calories! Be prepared to sweat as you move from Salsa to Bhangra, Merengue to Samba, Reggaeton to Flamenco. No dance experience necessary, and modifications are given for all abilities and levels. Instructor: Carla K, Zumba Crew 650 Ongoing

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Do you have a heart problem or at risk for a heart problem? Cardiac Therapy is an upbeat and supportive wellness program that can add years to your life and life to your years! People with coronary artery disease can decrease their mortality rate by 25% by participating in a systematic cardiac rehabilitation program compared to doing exercise on their own. Working with your physician, the program is tailored to your personal abilities. Participants are provided individualized evaluation of your medical history, risk factor profile, and exercise guidelines. This comprehensive program also includes ongoing educational classes relating to nutrition, stress, congestive heart failure management, blood pressure, and more. Convenient morning or late afternoon sessions are available at the Cubberley Community Center. Attend 1 hour exercise classes 3x/wk. Call 650-494-1300 or check www.cardiactherapy.org for information about joining.

Palo Alto Senior Men’s Golf Club

Looking for camaraderie and friendly competition? The Palo Alto Seniors play every Monday morning and average six foursomes. Membership is for men 60 years of age or older and dues are $25 per year. Various prizes, contests and tournament honors are available during the year including a weekly Closest to the Pin contest worth $5. The club also serves as a source of volunteers who help with events at the golf course. If you’d like to work on your game while enjoying good friends, come out and join us. For membership information, contact John Geibel: geibel@sbcglobal.net, 650-328-2458 or George Brown at 650-322-5712.

Seniors Table Tennis

The Mitchell Community Center Seniors Table Tennis Program has been moved to Gym A of the Cubberley Community Center during the construction of the new Mitchell Park Center. Cosponsored by the Palo Alto Table Tennis Club and The City of Palo Alto Recreation Division, the program is open for adults over age fifty five. The schedule for play is 10am-2pm every Tuesday all year, except holidays.

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Come join the party! Zumba’s up-beat music will have you moving to international rhythms like Salsa, Samba, Bhangra, Belly Dance, Merengue, Cha-Cha and more, and you’ll wonder where the hour went. Zumba is an exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow, calorie-burning dance fitness-party that’s moving millions of people toward joy and health. No dance experience necessary; wear comfortable workout clothing and workout shoes - and come ready to sweat! Modifications for various fitness levels will be given. Last 15 minutes of the class will be devoted to muscle-toning, balance and flexibility. Instructor: Carla K., Zumba Crew 650

Cardiac Therapy and Conditioning

30max 8:30-9:40am

Introduction to Lawn Bowling

A game for all ages. Experienced bowlers will teach the fundamentals of Lawn Bowling. Afterwards, participants may join the Palo Alto Lawn Bowling Club. Prerequisite: Need to be able to bend down. Wear flat soled shoes (no heels). Bowls are provided. The Lawn Bowling Green is located on Embarcadero at Cowper behind Gamble Gardens. For available times and further information call 650-323-2575 or go to www.palbc.org Instructor: John Hickson 5 classes

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FOOD AND NUTRITION PROGRAMS Senior Friendship Day at Cubberley Community Center

Friendship Day is every Wednesday from 9:30am to 2:15pm. It is an active, friendly, free drop-in program with something for everyone. Co-sponsored by Palo Alto Adult School, City of Palo Alto and Avenidas. Please call 329-3752 for information. The following activities are offered each Wednesday at Senior Friendship Day: Morning Crafts and Classes – 9:30 to 11am

Senior Congregate Meal Sites

Hosted by La Comida Lunch Program for Seniors Enjoy a hot, three-course meal served in a cheerful, friendly setting. Requested contribution is $3 for seniors 60 and over ($5 for guests ages 59 and under). For details and menu see: www.LaComida.org 3 sites in Palo Alto are:

Avenidas 450 Bryant St. Phone: 322-3742 Monday-Friday 11:30am – 12:15pm. No reservation is necessary.

Stevenson House

Bridge Play – 9:30am to 1pm; open to everyone Stretch exercises – 11 to 11:15am Program and Entertainment – 11:15 to 11:45am featuring speakers on health, community issues and other topics plus a variety of dance and music groups Lunch – Hot lunch catered by La Comida is offered at 11:45am (you must sign up in person by 10:30am for the lunch.) A donation of $3 is suggested but not required Physical Fitness Line Dancing – 12:45 to 2:15pm. It’s lively! It’s fun! Listen or dance to music from around the world. Dances include country, international, folk and ballroom. No partners are required. Everyone is welcome.

455 E. Charleston Road Phone: 494-1944 ext. 10 Monday – Friday 11:30am – 12:15pm. Reservations are required by 10am. The Palo Alto Shuttle stops in front of Stevenson House for easy drop-off and return.

Cubberley Community Center Senior Friendship Day 4000 Middlefield Rd. – Room M4 Phone: 248-9127 Wednesdays, 11:45am – 12:15pm; reservations must be made in person before 10:30am.

MUSIC Sing the Best of Broadway

Some enchanted evening, you may meet a stranger, singing the Sound of Music (but not in Oklahoma!). Paul Engel hosts a spirited sing-along class, where we attempt to sing from a book of 850 Broadway “standards”. A daunting task! But, it sure is fun to try! As a class member has so aptly said: “Paul and his singing do for my spirit, what my chiropractor does for my spine.” Come and find out what all the fuss is about!

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LIBRARY

Access the Library 24 Hours a Day at www.cityofpaloalto.org/library

The Palo Alto City Library is excited for the upcoming changes to its branches and services this spring! While we anxiously await the opening of the new Mitchell Park Library and Community Center, please continue to check the Library’s website for programs, services and project updates.

Central Phone Number for all Branches: 650-329-2436

YOUTH PROGRAMS AND SERVICES PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN

SPECIAL KIDS’ PROGRAMS Todd Parr: Meet the Author

Schedules and storytimes are subject to change. For a complete, up-to-date listing of library children’s activities, visit the Library’s web site at www.cityofpaloalto.org/library or pick up a copy of the program calendar at any branch. To schedule a class visit, call 650-329-2436 and select Reference/Children.

Baby Storytimes 6 to 18 months

There are four 6-week sessions a year, alternating between Palo Alto libraries, on Tuesday mornings at 11am. Please check the Library’s website for details of the spring session.

Toddler Storytimes 18 months to 3 years Wed

10am

Children’s Library

Fri

10am

Mitchell Park Library

Preschool Storytimes 3 to 5 years Tues

10am

Children’s Library

Fri

11am

Mitchell Park Library

Family Storytimes All Ages Sat

11:00am

Mitchell Park Library

Other Branch Storytimes All Ages Tues

4pm

College Terrace Library

Fri

10:30am

Downtown Library

Check library calendar for spring dates and times for Bilingual Spanish/English and Mandarin/English storytimes.

Paws to Read

Practice reading skills by reading to a therapy dog who will hang on every word! Monthly, Children’s Library, 2:30 pm., first come, first served. Program held on the 3rd Saturday of each month.

Todd Parr is the New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of more than three dozen children’s books. His book, Reading Makes You Feel Good, inspires and encourages young children to delight in the experience of reading. Part of Silicon Valley Reads 2014—“Books & Technology: Friends or Foes?”

Chris Grabenstein: Meet the Author

Wednesday, March 12 - 3:30 pm at Children’s Library In his NY Times bestseller for young readers, ‘Escape From Mr. Lemoncello’s Library’, Grabenstein created a technological marvel of a library -- all in the service of books and the sharing of knowledge. As Mr. Lemoncello says, “Knowledge not shared remains unknown.” Get to know Chris at this family event! Part of Silicon Valley Reads 2014—“Books & Technology: Friends or Foes?”

Trash to Treasure

Wednesday, April 9 - 3:30 pm at the Art Center The Palo Alto Art Center will teach you how turn your trash into a piece of treasure!

Worm Composting for Kids

Wednesday, April 16 - 3:30 pm at Children’s Library

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Bilingual Storytimes

Sunday, March 9 - 3:30 pm at Children’s Library

Learn how worms can turn your recycled food scraps and other organic material into nutrient-rich compost.

PROGRAMS FOR TEENS For a complete, up-to-date listing of library teen activities, visit the Library’s web site at www.cityofpaloalto.org/library or pick up a copy of the program calendar at any branch. All programs are for youth entering grades 6 through 12

Crafty Corner

This craft program is held at Mitchell Park and Children’s Library on Saturday afternoons once a month. Check the website for dates and times.

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makeX

Ever had a dream for a product, craft, or machine, and wondered how you might bring it to life? makeX supplies you with the tools and equipment to build, design, tinker, and play with any idea. Through independent and mentored discovery, any maker has the opportunity to let their imagination run wild. For locations, more details and to reserve equipment, visit www.cityofpaloalto.org/makex or www.liquidspace.com/Venues/makex.

Chess Wizards

Thursday, March 20 - 3:30 pm at Lucie Stern Community Center Checkmate your opponents with ease through our class!

ADULT PROGRAMS AND SERVICES PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS For a complete, up-to-date listing of Adult programs, visit the Library’s website at www.cityofpaloalto.org/library or pick up a copy of the program calendar at any branch.

Free Income Tax preparation by VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Saturdays, February 1 – April 12 – 10am-3pm at Downtown Library

IRS-certified volunteers will provide free basic 2013 income tax return preparation to qualified individuals who earned $52,000 or less. Please check the library website for additional information and eligibility

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Items to bring with you: • Photo ID • Social Security Cards for you, your spouse and dependents and/or a Social Security Number verification letter issued by the Social Security Administration • Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) assignment letter for you, your spouse and dependents • Proof of foreign status, if applying for an ITIN • Birth dates for you, your spouse and dependents on the tax return • Wage and earning statement(s) Form W-2, W-2G, 1099-R, from all employers • Interest and dividend statements from banks (Forms 1099) • A copy of last year’s federal and state returns if available • Proof of bank account routing numbers and account numbers for Direct Deposit, such as a blank check • Total paid for daycare provider and the daycare provider’s tax identifying number (the provider’s Social Security Number or the provider’s business Employer Identification Number) • To file taxes electronically on a married-filing-joint tax return, both spouses must be present to sign the required forms.

Love Lab: Love & Communication Techniques

Thursday, March 20 – 7 pm at Lucie Stern Community Center Have you and your significant other ever had an argument because one of you misunderstood what the other person said? Of course you have. We all have. In fact, even when couples are not arguing, they’re misunderstanding each other. It happens more often than we think. It’s no secret that communication can make or break any relationship. Learn simple techniques so you can effortlessly communicate with your partner.

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Book Discussion “The Shallows: What The Internet Is Doing To Our Brains” by Nicholas Carr Tuesday, March 25 - 7 pm at Downtown Library

Is Google making us stupid? This Pulitzer Prize finalist crystalizes one of the most important debates of our time: As we enjoy the Net’s bounties, are we sacrificing our ability to read and think deeply? Read it and share your thoughts. Part of Silicon Valley Reads 2014—“Books & Technology: Friends or Foes?”

Dollars & Sense Series: Secrets to Saving in Your 20s & 30s

Thursday, March 27 – 7 pm at Lucie Stern Community Center Financial Advisors, Vanessa and Andrew, will share their secrets on how to save more efficiently while in the growth stage of your finances.

Diva’s Night

Friday, March 28 – 7 pm at Lucie Stern Community Center An all-female dominated evening with speakers and estheticians focused to empowering women to be the best they can be.

Dollars & Sense Series: Prepping for Retirement in Your 40s & 50s Thursday, April 24 – 7 pm at Lucie Stern Community Center

The fairytale retirement starts early with careful preparation and execution of your financial goals. Learn how to create a sound retirement plan so you can retire “happily ever after.”

PALO ALTO ADULT SCHOOL PARTNERSHIP Let’s Get Digital: Free Public Library Resources from the Palo Alto City Library April –June, Wednesdays 6:30-8pm at TBD

A series of library classes offered at the Palo Alto Adult School. Register through the Palo Alto Adult School at www.paadultschool.org Palo Alto City Library card is recommended. Get a free library card at www.cityofpaloalto.org/library

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1. “The Truth is Out There” – April 2, 9 & 16 The Library subscribes to over 30 products that are not freely available over the Internet. A Google search will not give you the same results. You can find scholarly articles, consumer product reviews, book reviews, legal resources, health information, full-text reference books previously only available on the library bookshelves, and much more. This is a broad overview to what is available and how to find it.

2. “Library in Your Pocket” – May 7, 14 & 21 Did you know you can use your smartphone or tablet to check out free eBooks & audiobooks, read digital versions of many popular magazines, download music, and get free museum passes to Bay Area cultural destinations? This session will show you how to find and use the library’s free digital collections and services on your favorite mobile device. Bring Your Own Device. A limited number of tablets will be available for sharing in class.

3. “Lifelong Learning Beyond the Classroom” – June 4, 11 & 18 Are you learning a foreign language or English as a Second Language? Building a resume and searching for a job? Or maybe you’re interested in auto repair, genealogy, or other topics? The Library offers subscription products that will get you started or sharpen your existing skills. This session will equip you with the tools you need to learn anytime at your own pace and style.

REFERENCE SERVICES E-mail or phone reference librarians

E-mail reference questions to libraryreference@cityofpaloalto.org and get help from Palo Alto City Library reference librarians within 48 hours, or call during library business hours at 329-2436 (press 2 for reference).

ONLINE RESOURCES Find articles 24/7

Access millions of articles from magazines, newspapers and reference books online. Explore more than thirty authoritative sources purchased on a subscription basis and provided free to cardholders. To use, visit the web site at www.cityofpaloalto.org/library, click on eBooks, eResearch & More>Research Start Here. Please have your library card available. For more information, go to the web site, e-mail or call the reference staff at libraryreference@cityofpaloalto.org and 329-2436 (press 2 for reference).

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Enki Library

Visit www.cityofpaloalto.org/ebooks for tips on getting started with library eBooks.

LIBRARY NEWS & SPECIAL SERVICES Main Library Relocation

The Main Library has temporarily relocated to the Art Center program room, 1313 Newell Rd.

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The Mitchell Park Library has temporarily relocated to the Cubberley Community Center Auditorium, 4050 Middlefield Rd.

Library Hours and Facility Information

Please check Library website for current schedule of hours and updates on construction projects.

Find Us on Facebook www.facebook.com/paloaltocitylibrary

Follow Us on Twitter @PaloAltoLibrary

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BookLetters

Subscribe to our newsletters to keep up with everything going on at the library for all ages. BookLetters is an exciting collection of more than 20 free on-line newsletters and customized booklists geared to special interests. From the Library web page, adults, kids, and teens can subscribe to previews of upcoming titles, bestseller and award lists, and information about library news and programs by email or RSS feed. For more information, visit www.cityofpaloalto.org/library.

LINK+

LINK+ service has been suspended through the opening of the new Mitchell Park Library. We encourage customers to use the Link+ service at neighboring libraries such as Mountain View Public Library and Sunnyvale Public Library. For more information and updates to the Link+ service, please visit www.cityofpaloalto.org/library.

Library Home Connection Phone: 617-3100 x3215

Library Home Connection is a home delivery of library materials for Palo Alto residents with extended illness or physical disability. Volunteers are a vital part of this program. If you love people and books, are willing to meet customers in their home or institutional setting and have a valid driver’s license, this may be an ideal volunteer job for you. To become a customer or a volunteer for the Library Home Connection program, contact Anita Delaney at 617-3100 x3215 or anita.delaney@cityofpaloalto.org.

Teen Tech Tutoring

Knowledgeable teen volunteers at the Downtown & Mitchell Park library branches help older adults with questions about popular technology. Bring Your Own Device or contact Senior Librarian Jessica Goodman 650-838-2950 for options. Tutoring sessions are by appointment. Sign up on the Library Events Calendar or call the Library at 650-329-2436.

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Downloadable eBooks compatible with most eReading devices, PCs & Macs. Check out free for 14 days with your library card. Enki was created by libraries in California with great content from indie publishers. Find an unexpected new favorite!

Mitchell Park Library Relocation

VOLUNTEER Volunteer at the Library

A team of dedicated community volunteers to support staff is essential to library operations and enables the Library to provide diverse collections and services. Days and hours are flexible to meet individual needs. New volunteers are welcome throughout the year. Applicants must be at least 14 years old. Please check the Library website or email Library.Volunteer@cityofpaloalto.org.

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C-1

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C-1

C-1

D-2

Baylands Nature Interpretive Center** 2775 Embarcadero Road 329-2506 Fri 2-5pm; Sat 1-5pm Children’s Theatre 1305 Middlefield Road 463-4930 general office 463-4970 box office Tues-Sat 9:30am-6:30pm Community Theatre 1305 Middlefield Road 463-4944 Supervisor 329-0891 Palo Alto Players tickets 903-6000 TheatreWorks tickets 424-9999 West Bay Opera tickets Cubberley Community Center 4000 Middlefield Road, T2 329-2418 Mon-Friday 8:30am-5:30pm -Registration accepted M-F 8:30am-5pm Art Center 1313 Newell Road 329-2366 Tue–Wed 10am–5pm, Thurs 10am–9pm, Fri–Sat 10am– 5pm, Sun 1pm–5pm Golf Course 1875 Embarcadero Road 856-0881 Pro Shop, Clubhouse and rentals 856-6133 Restaurant Junior Museum & Zoo 1451 Middlefield Road 329-2111 Tue through Sat 10am-5pm Sun 1-4pm, Closed Mon Lucie Stern Community Center 1305 Middlefield Road 463-4900 (picnic reservations, class information) Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:30 Mitchell Park Community Center OPENING SOON!

D-2

Winter Lodge 3009 Middlefield Road Palo Alto, CA 94306 493-4566

PARKS 20

B-4

Arastradero Preserve

21

D-1

Baylands Athletic Center

22

E-1

Baylands Preserve

23

C-3

Bol Park

24

D-2

Boulware Park

25

C-2

Bowden Park

26

C-1

Bowling Green Park

27

D-3

Briones Park

28

D-1

Byxbee Hills Park

29

C-2

Cameron Park

30

C-4

Clark Park

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31

B-1

Cogswell Plaza

13

32

B-1

El Camino Park

33

C-1

Eleanor Pardee Park

34

B-1

El Palo Alto Park

35

A-5

Foothills Park*

36

D-1

Greer Park

37

B-1

Heritage Park

38

D-2

Hoover Park

College Terrace Library 2300 Wellesley Street Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat 10am-6pm Closed Mon, Thurs, Sun

39

B-1

Hopkins Creekside Park

40

B-1

Johnson Park

41

C-1

Kellogg Park

Downtown Library 270 Forest Avenue Tue, Wed, 10am-6pm; Th 12-6pm; Sat 10am-6pm Closed Mon, Sun

42

C-2

Mayfield Park

43

E-2

Mitchell Park**

44

D-3

Monroe Park

45

C-2

Peers Park

46

E-2

Ramos Park

47

C-1

Rinconada Park**

48

D-3

Robles Park

49

C-1

Scott Park

50

D-2

Seale Park

51

C-2

Stanford-Palo Alto Playing Fields

52

D-3

Terman Park

53

D-2

Wallis Park

54

C-2

Weisshar Park

55

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Werry Park

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Palo Alto Senior Center at Avenidas 450 Bryant Street 327-2811 Mon-Fri 9am-5pm Skateboard Bowl Greer Park, 1089 Amarillo Avenue Foothills Park Interpretive Center* 3300 Page Mill Road 329-2423 Open daily 8am-Sunset

Main Library Temporary library at Art Center Children’s Library 1276 Harriet Street Mon 12-6pm Tue, Wed 10am-6pm Thurs 12-6 Fri-Sat 10am-5pm Sun 1-5pm

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Rinconada Pool 777 Embarcadero Road 463-4914 Hotline 329-2351 Pool Office

Public Transportation: For information on how to reach our facilities via public transportation, please go to the City’s website at www.cityofpaloalto.org/transportation

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FACILITY RENTALS Some Palo Alto facilities feature rooms, dance studios, auditoriums, etc., available for rent. Fees and deposits vary. Room capacity differs for seated and standing groups. The use of alcoholic beverages is limited. Please call the facilities directly for further information or check online at www.cityofpaloalto.org/enjoy. Map #/ Letter A

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Classrooms (6 total)

45

Lecture Room H1

125

Dance Studio (2 total)

30

Music Room M2

100

Dressing Room M3

40

Activity Room M4

125

Theatre

318

Gymnasium A

345

Gymnasium B

450

Pavilion (Double Gym)

1600

Activity Room H6

100

50

Science Lab

45

Exhibit Hall

137

50-75

Ballroom

300

Community Room

125

Fireside Room

50

Kitchen

10

250

El Palo Alto Ballroom

250/500

Adobe North Tech Lab

45

Adobe South

45

Matadero Room

45

Early Childhood Recreation Studio

45

45

Historic Courtyard

125

Sculpture Garden

300

Lobby

50

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Baylands Nature Center* 329-2506 Lecture Room

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Chairs Avail

Dance Floor

Kitchen Avail

Stage Avail

Tables Avail

Cubberley Community Center * 329-2418

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Available as an add-on with other rented space; for food preparation only.

Auditorium

Please note that the Auditorium stage and Green Room are unavailable due to renovations for the Temporary Main Library. Call for further information.

Green Room 7

Lucie Stern Community Center*

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Lawn Bowling Green* 323-2575

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Palo Alto Parks & Preserves

Picnic Table Reservations Mitchell and Rinconada Parks

Many of Palo Alto’s 36 parks feature barbeque grills, sports fields, playground equipment, and other amenities. Numbers listed before each park correspond to the map on page 48. Please note that Foothills Park is open to Palo Alto residents and their guests only; proof of residency is required. For information about Foothills Park please call 329-2423. To learn more about Baylands Nature Preserve please call 329-2506.

Bol Park

Laguna between Barron & Matadero

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Boulware Park

390 Fernando Road

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Bowden Park

Alma Street & California Street

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Bowling Green Park

474 Embarcadero Road

27

Briones Park

Arastradero Road at Clemo

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Byxbee Park

East end of Embarcadero at landfill

29

Cameron Park

2110 Wellesley Street

30

Clark Park

Old Trace Road

31

Cogswell Park

Lytton Avenue at Bryant

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El Camino Park

100 El Camino Real

33

Eleanor Pardee Park

851 Center Drive

34

El Palo Alto Park

El Camino Real at Alma

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Foothills Park*

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Skate Park

23

Soccer Fields

East end of Embarcadero Road

Restrooms Available

1900 Geng Road

Baylands Preserve

Baseball/ Softball

Baylands Athletic Center

22

Swimming Pool/ Water Play Structure

21

Basketball Court(s)

Arastradero Road

Tennis Courts

Location

Arastradero Preserve

Play Equipment

Park

20

Wheelchair Access

Map #

BBQ Grills

Athletic fields may be reserved for exclusive use. For information on field availability and an application, please call 329-2697 or 329-2639.

Drinking Fountains

Athletic Field Reservations

Picnic Tables

Group sites can be reserved up to 6 months in advance for residents and Palo Alto-based organizations (proof of residency required.) Individual sites can be reserved May thru October—Palo Alto residents can reserve these tables Mon thru Thur by 3pm prior to the weekend of use. Non-residents can reserve these tables Wed thru Thurs before 3pm prior to the weekend of use. Reservations can be made at the Lucie Stern Community Center or by faxing in the completed forms. Visit www.cityofpaloalto.org or call 650-463-4900 for more information and availability.

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3300 Page Mill Road

Greer Park

1098 Amarillo Avenue

Heritage Park

300 Homer

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Hoover Park

2901 Cowper Street

39

Hopkins Creekside Park

Palo Alto Ave, El Camino to Marlowe

40

Johnson Park

Everett Street at Waverley

41

Kellogg Park

Waverley at Embarcadero Road

42

Mayfield Park

2300 Wellesley Street

43

Mitchell Park**

600 East Meadow Drive

44

Monroe Park

Monroe at Miller Avenue

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Peers Park

1899 Park Boulevard

46

Ramos Park

800 East Meadow Drive

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Rinconada Park**

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777 Embarcadero Road

Robles Park

4116 Park Boulevard

Scott Park

Scott Street at Channing

50

Seale Park

3100 Stockton Street

51

Stanford Palo Alto Playing Fields

El Camino at Page Mill

52

Terman Park

655 Arastradero Road

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Wallis Park

Grant Avenue at Ash Avenue

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Weisshaar Park

2300 Dartmouth Street

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Werry Park

2100 Dartmouth Street

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**Please call for reservations * Palo Alto Residency required for use

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OFFICE OF HUMAN SERVICES HUMAN SERVICES Our Mission: “To promote and sustain a safety net of services to improve the quality of life in the community.” If you are looking for assistance and/or services in the Palo Alto area, please call the Office of Human Services Division at 463-4906 for a list of resources or drop by our office at Cubberley Community Center located at 4000 Middlefield Rd. Palo Alto, CA 94303.

Health Services

Access high quality and affordable family-based health care. Contact MayView Community Health Center at 327-8717.

Mediation Services

Got a dispute with a neighbor, tenant/landlord or a community dispute? Call the Palo Alto Mediation Program for assistance at 856-4062.

Child Care and Family Services

Human Services provides listings and maps of licensed and accredited child care centers and family child care homes in Palo Alto. The City of Palo Alto provides money from the general fund to subsidize child care for low-income families. The City of Palo Alto also provides very low-cost space for the provision of extended day care on all the elementary school sites. For more information call 463-4906.

SENIOR PROGRAMS Senior Congregate Lunch Sites

Hosted by La Comida de California. A hot, three-course meal served in the company of others ages 60 and over. Asking contribution of $3 for ages 60 and over and their spouse ($5 for any guest age 59 and under).

3 sites in Palo Alto are: Avenidas 450 Bryant St. Phone: 322-3742 Monday-Friday 11:30am – 12:15pm. No reservation is necessary.

facilities

Stevenson House 455 E. Charleston Road Phone: 494-1944 ext. 10 Monday – Friday 11:30am – 12:15pm. Reservations are required by 10am. The Palo Alto Shuttle stops in front of Stevenson House for easy drop-off and return.

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Cubberley Community Center Senior Friendship Day 4000 Middlefield Rd. – Room M4 Phone: 248-9127 Wednesdays, 11:45am – 12:15pm; reservations must be made in person before 10:30am.

FOOD & NUTRITION Family Harvest Food Program

Eligible low-income participants can access free food the second Wednesday of every month from 5 to 7PM at the Opportunity Center, 33 Encina Avenue, Palo Alto. Prior registration is recommended, but not required. For more information, please call 853-8672 ext. 204.

Senior Brown Bag Program

Are you a senior in need of free weekly groceries? If you are low-income and 60+ years of age or 55+ and disabled, you may be eligible. Pick up groceries every Tuesday at Ventura School, 3930 Ventura Court, Palo Alto, between the hours of 1pm and 2pm. Prior registration is required beginning at 10am. Photo ID and proof of monthly income required for registration. For more information call 610-0800 ext. 416.

FAMILY RESOURCES Family Resources is your link to the community. Family Resources helps families find services and make connections. If you don’t know where to start or where to go next, come by, call or search the website www.cityofpaloalto.org/familyresources to get the exact information you need. Resource specialists are available to help match your needs and interests with information about appropriate resources, including guidance about how to use the information.

Online, by phone or in person: Family Resources www.cityofpaloalto.org/familyresources e-mail: familyresources@cityofpaloalto.org phone: 463-4906

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With a busy life,

job, and kids, it’s hard to find the time to commit to a regular exercise class schedule. With Palo Alto’s BOOST Fitness Classes, it allows you the flexibility to drop in whenever you want to. Balancing an

active life, and staying in shape has never been easier!

BOOST! 3 CONVENIENT LOCATIONS!

Cubberley Community Center • Lucie Stern Community Center • Mitchell Park Community Center

To find out more, go to www.cityofpaloalto.org/enjoy or call (650) 463-4900


enjoy! City of Palo Alto Lucie Stern Community Center 1305 Middlefield Rd. Palo Alto, CA 94301

enjoy!online The quickest and most convenient way to register for classes. Over 43% of all registrations are now being completed using enjoy! online. Have you tried enjoy! online yet? If not, take a look at the benefits and features below.

The many benefits of using enjoy! online

You can register for classes and activities from the comfort of your own home or office.

No more waiting in line. You don’t have to fill out a registration form. It’s a user-friendly system.

www.cityofpaloalto.org/enjoy DID YOU KNOW THAT... • You can check the availability of a class or activity online even if you don’t have a User ID. • No need to call or drop by a registration site. • You can waitlist for a class online at no charge. Registration staff will call you if a spot becomes available.

ADD A FAMILY MEMBER TO MY ACCOUNT? No problem…Just call any of our registration sites or e-mail us at enjoyonline@cityofpaloalto.org and we will be happy to fulfill your request.

You get immediate confirmation of enrollment.

how can I... Get a User ID and Password?

Transfer or cancel a class?

It’s easy, here’s how… Send us an e-mail at enjoyonline@cityofpaloalto.org Include: • Names of immediate family members and birth dates of children • E-mail address • Phone number and home address • Emergency contact

No need to leave your home or office… You have two simple options: 1. Download the appropriate form from the Enjoy Online site and mail or fax it in to any registration site. 2. E-mail us your request at enjoyonline@cityofpaloalto.org. Please include the registrant(s) name, course number, course to be cancelled/transferred to, and the reason for cancellation (as applicable).

*Residents must provide proof of residency before your account will be activated (this is so you get the benefit of early registration and the discounted price for classes.)

What if I forget or misplace my User ID and Password? We’re available to help… Use the “Forget My Password” on the Enjoy Online website. As long as you have given us your e-mail in the past your User ID and Password will be e-mailed to you. You can also drop us an e-mail at: enjoyonline@cityofpaloalto.org or give us a call at any of our registration sites.

Spring Enjoy Catalog 2014  
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