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INSIDE FEATURES Water Polo 7 Preschool: Play to Learn Learn “Jugar para Aprender”” Aprender

Interests: ests: Arts to Science 18 Youth Inter 32 A Little About Us: Capital Improvements 52 Adult Sports: Leagues & Tournaments 54 55+Activities: Fountain of Youth-Play!

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SPECIAL EVENTS Registration.................. 2-3 Aquatics........................ 4-5 Preschool...................... 6-7 Preschool Special Interest...... 8-10 Youth Dance.............. 12-13 Youth Gymnastics..... 14-15 Youth Martial Arts.....16-17 Youth Special Interest.... 18-25 Youth Sports.............. 26-31 A Little About Us: Capital Improvement Planning................ 32-33 Teens......................... 34-37

Outdoor Recreation........ 39 Adult Dance................ 40-41 Dog Parks......................... 41 Adult Fitness............... 42-43 Adult Martial Arts...... 44-45 Adult Special Interest........ 46-51 Online Learning................ 51 Adult Sports................ 52-53 55+ Services............... 54-55 55+ Programs.............. 56-59 55+ Classes................... 60-61 55+ Trips....................... 62-63 Index/Important Phone Numbers............ 64

Children’s Fair.............................. 11 Halloween Carnival.................... 11 Parties.......................................... 38 Applefest..................................... 45 Ice Cream Social........................ 45 Ravenswood............................... 45 Facilities Rentals........................ 49 Holiday Happenings... Inside Back Cover Youth Triathlon......... Inside Back Cover

Livermore Area Recreation & Park District an independent special district Robert Livermore Community Center District Offices 4444 East Avenue, Livermore, CA 94550 • 925.373.5700 Email: info@larpd.org Website: www.larpd.org Like us on Facebook: Livermore Area Recreation and Park District Administrative Office Hours: M-Th-8:00am-6:00pm; F-8:00am -5:00pm General Manager: Timothy Barry Board of Directors: Bob Coomber, Maryalice Faltings, Steve Goodman, David Hutchinson and Beth Wilson Mission Provide the people of this area with an outstanding system of parks, recreation area and facilities. Provide recreation programs that will stimulate, educate and enrich the lives of people within the District. Board Meetings and Communicating with LARPD The public is invited to attend the Board of Directors meetings, held the second and last Wednesdays of the month at 7 p.m. at the Robert Livermore Community Center, 4444 East Ave. in Livermore, and comment on any topic concerning local parks and recreation services and facilities. In addition, if the public has a concern or question about District services or facilities, they can be addressed to the General Manager, at info@larpd.org. Board meetings are recorded and broadcast on Cable TV Channel 29 the week following each Board meeting. Activity Guides The LARPD Activity Guide is published three times per year: Summer, Fall/Winter and Winter/Spring. Readers can also view the LARPD Magazine online at www.larpd.org. Any changes that take place after the print guide is published can be found in the online guide edition. Photo Policy LARPD reserves the right to use photos taken of visitors while they are visiting LARPD facilities or special events or participants in any department programs. Such photographs may be used by Livermore Area Recreation and Park District for publicity purposes. Holiday Closures The District Offices are closed on: Sept 1, Nov 11, Nov 27-28, Dec 24-25, Dec 31, Jan 1, 2015.

Message from the

General Manager FALL 2014 Aren’t partnerships a beautiful thing?! More people pulling in the same direction to do the heavy lifting helps get the job done! The community is enjoying daily access to the synthetic turf fields at Robertson Park as a result of a partnership between LARPD and the Fusion Soccer Club. We will soon have title to the 83 acres adjacent to Sycamore Grove Park as a result of a partnership with the Tri-Valley Conservancy. This next year, we will see the completion of the Arroyo Del Valle regional trail gap between Sycamore Grove Park and Lake Del Valle in a partnership with the Tri-Valley Conservancy and East Bay Regional Park District. And lastly, our cover photo shows our project team proudly standing at the site of the new Cayetano Park, located at Isabel and Portola near Las Positas College, where partner Shea Homes is building this 10-acre park as part of their development requirements for the housing they are building there. Cayetano Park (a Spanish boys name, meaning “of Gaeta, Italy”), is named after the dry creek that is part of the area’s natural geography. It is situated on a bluff overlooking beautiful vistas of the South Livermore Valley. The park will boast a full-size lighted synthetic turf sports field, playground, dog park, basketball court, picnic areas, off-street lighted parking lot, restrooms, and open turf play areas. Cayetano is scheduled to be opened by the end of 2014, if not sooner, and will be maintained and operated by LARPD! I want to thank the good folks at Shea Homes for their efforts to open this park, and our own development staff, of Chiye Azuma, Tom Purcell and Michelle Newbould, for a job well done on Cayetano Park! Are there some things you didn’t get to do or learn this past summer? Skills you wanted to learn, but ran out of time? Take a moment and leaf through this guide and find something for yourself and your family to enjoy this fall. To this end, I love the anonymous quote: “Take a little time each day for love, for thought, and for play!” Words to live by!

Tim Barry General Manager

Registr istra ation Opens

Wedn dnes esda day y 8/6 @ 8 am

1. www.larpd.org Online Registration 2. Click Search Sear ch Tip

for Online Registration ation

New LARPD Customers: Follow the instructions to create a new account and get your new ID and password. Then login, set up your account and you will be ready to register.

Call 925-373-5700 Hours:

M-Th 8 am–6 pm; F 8 am–5 pm

In Person

Robert Livermore Community Center

By Mail

LARPD Fall Registration Robert Livermore Community Center

4444 East Avenue, Livermore, CA Hours: M–F 8 am–6 pm; Sat, please call

4444 East Avenue Livermore, CA 94550-5053

Satisfaction Guarantee Guarantee is based on the fulfillment of our promise to deliver quality programming. If you are not satisfied, we kindly request your input in the form of suggestions, comments and ideas on changes for improvement. If, after attending the first day of class/camp, you are not completely satisfied, please let us know within 24 hours after the first day of class and we will: • Issue a credit (less $5) to your LARPD account that can be applied to any other class within one year from date of issue, (provided you attended the first class and were dissatisfied. We are not liable for a participant who fails to attend class.) Your receipt, canceled check, or proof of I.D. may be required. Sorry, we CANNOT issue credits for missed classes, swim passes, facility rentals, adult sports leagues, tickets and transportation costs to entertainment, sporting events, amusement parks, ski trips, or meals that are part of an LARPD event. No emails please! Please check the online version of this brochure at www.larpd.org. There are always last minute changes after this document has been printed. The online catalog will be the most current version.

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Livermore Area Recreation & Park District

Non-Residents Non-District residents may register for activities on the same dates and times as residents. Non-residents will be charged 20% more per activity than the listed activity fee.

Waiver

• Once you have logged on and are in the system, click the Search button located in the right hand corner of the page. • A box with Key words will appear. In the Key words box, type in the first few words of a class title or one general term such as “camp” and then click on Show list. • Typing in a few words or a general term such as “camp” will return the largest number of class options. • For online help, please call us at 925-373-5700.

By Phone

Important Registration Information

A Participant Agreement Waiver, signed by a parent or guardian, is required for participants under 18 years. It is up to the participant to give this form to the instructor on the first day of class. Your child will NOT be able to participate without this form. Download the form at www.larpd.org. Click on "Forms" from the menu on the right. All adults will sign a waiver form at class.

7-Day Transfer Policy Transfer requests made less than 7 (seven) days prior to first class meeting are considered cancellations and cannot be completed. Failure to attend class or "no shows" will not be granted a refund/credit.

Class Refund Policy 1. LARPD reserves the right to cancel, postpone, or combine classes, or change instructors. If insufficient enrollment causes a class to be cancelled, notification will be given and a full refund granted. 2. Please choose your activities very carefully. If you must cancel your registration, we require notification at least 7 (seven) days before the first meeting of that class. 3. You may request either a credit or a refund check (less a $5 service charge) PER class. 4. Any cancellation received less than 7 (seven) days prior to the start date will not receive a refund/credit. For a refund, call 925-373-5700. No emails please.

Returned Checks A $20 fee is charged for any check returned by your bank.

Access and Inclusion

Do you or a family member have special needs or require an accommodation to make classes and programs accessible? Let us help! Please call 925.373.5700 so that we can meet with you and discuss options and/or accommodations to create your customized recreation and park experience. LARPD supports the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and stands ready to help you participate in our services.

FALL WINTER 2014

Mail-In Registration

How Does Mail-in Registration Work?

Fall Fa ll 2014

Form MUST be COMPLETED and SIGNED. Incomplete forms will be returned. Please Print. PRIMARY ADULT CONTACT NAME or ADULT PARTICIPANT’S NAME First Name

Last Name

Address State

Home Ph.(

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Work Ph.(

4. If friends want to register for the same activity, put registration forms and payments in the same envelope.

Zip

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Other (

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5. Signatures are required.

E-mail address Emergency Contact

Phone (

2. Please list your second choice for the same activity. 3. Payment method – Check Only.

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City

1. Fill out the registration form completely. Incomplete forms will be returned unprocessed.

6. Enclose a stamped, self-addressed, legal sized envelope.

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7. Mail to:

Relationship to Participant

LARPD Fall Registration 4444 East Ave. Livermore, CA 94550-5053

• Please Note: Online registration is the best method to register for the greatest number of classes.

• Mail-in Registration will be opened in random order beginning August 4, 2 pm. • If a mail-in registration is hand carried to the LARPD District Office, it will be opened with the NEXT business day's mail. • Please refer to the 7-day refund and transfer policies on opposite page.

1st Choice

Participant's First & Last Name Sex

Birthdate

Janette Moss

8/9/07

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Activity Name

Dates

Fall Conditioning

A 9/5–9/28

2nd Choice Dates B 10/1–10/31

Fee $50/$65

Add Non-Resident Fee of 20% per activity if you do NOT reside within the District.

Children may only be registered by their parents/guardians.

TOTAL FEES $

Waiver, Medical Release, and miscellaneous forms All youths who register will be mailed the necessary waiver and release forms. A parent, or legal guardian, must complete AND sign the form(s) for youth participants. The registered person MUST bring the form(s) to their first class meeting. WITHOUT these forms the person WILL NOT be allowed to participate in the activity. When someone is registered for more than one activity, we will send set(s) of forms for each activity.  I have a special need

Your signature certifies you have read and understand all of the instructions and information on this page. Print Name

Relationship

Signature

Date

Signature of PARTICIPANT (Parent must sign for child under 18 years)

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Aquatics

Aquatics Lap Swim (12+ yrs)

or adults and students erested in working out their own. Beginners to experts are welcome. nes may be assigned and circle swimming is required. ap Swim 9/1, 11/11, 11/27-28 hedule Subject to Change

Fall Lap Swim Schedule Mornings Mid-Day Evenings Saturdays Fees

Days 8/25-12/19

Times

MWF M-F MWF SAT

6-8:30am 9am-1:25pm 5:30-7:30pm 8-11am

Single Admission

Adult Youth/Seniors

$4 $3.50

Swim Passes 15 for $55 / 50 for $172 15 for $50 / 50 for $150

Robert Livermore Community Center Pools 4444 East Avenue, Livermore, California 94550 (925) 373-5751 NOTE: Use the Loyola Way parking lot for direct access to pools.

Recreational Public Swim (Both Pools) Under 48” Over 48” Spectator

Daily Admission

20 Visit Pass

$3 $5 $4

$50 $90 $70

Children under 2 years of age FREE with adult admission

SAT/SUN 9/3-9/28 M 9/1

Noon-6pm Noon-6pm

Water Exercise These classes are for all ages. The fol exercise programs use water as resistance to displace 90 percent of the participant’s body weight, which eliminates stress on joints. These classes will help develop increased flexibility, cardiovascular fitness, and muscle tone in a most refreshing way.

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ToddlerTime (6 mos -5 yrs)

A special “toddlers only” swim time for you and your child to enjoy the zero entry pool with other little ones. Swim diapers are required for children who are not yet potty trained. An adult can accompany up to two children, 6 months to 5 years, at a time. Adults must be in the water, within arms’ reach of their child. This is a non-structured swim program. No Toddler Time on 9/1. Drop-in

Splashball (6 -10 yrs)

Splashball is a “T-ball” version of water polo designed to introduce the sport of water polo to boys and girls ages 6-10 years. Learn basic skills and understanding of the sport of water polo in a recreational format while providing social development through participation in a team sport.

F 3:45-4:45pm 9/12-10/24 $85

MWF 9:45-11:15am 9/25-9/29 $2

DeepWater Exercise

DeepWater Exercise

8/25-12/19

A non-impact intense aerobic exercise class which challenges cardiovascular endurance, develops muscle strength, endurance and flexibility. Participants should feel comfortable in deep water. Flotation equipment and hand buoys used in this class will be provided. Limited to 20.

MW SAT

Times 5:30-6:25pm 8:15-9:10am

Deep/Shallow Water Exercise 8/25-12/19

ShallowWater Exercise

Days M-F

A low impact water exercise class which c build cardiovascular endurance, strength and flexibility. No swimming ability required.

PUNCH CARDS

Days

Times 9-9:55am

No Class 9/1, 11/11, 11/27-28

Drop-in fee $7 per class

• $65 for 10 classes • $120 for 20 classes • $175 for 30 classes

Livermore Area Recreation & Park District

FALL WINTER 2014

After swimming all summer, stay in shape with a fall conditioning program. Along with general workouts, there will be instruction on stroke techniques.

September - December Ages

Days

5-8 yrs 9-12 yrs 13-18 yrs

MWF MWF MWF

Times 3:45 - 4:15pm 4:15 - 5:15pm 5:15 - 6:15pm

Drop-In Fee: 5-8 yrs - $5; 9 yrs & up - $10

Dates

Fee

9/8 - 12/12 9/8 - 12/12 9/8 - 12/12

$110 $220 $220

No class 11/11, 11/21-28

Swim Lessons Scan QR code for swim lesson descriptions.

Private Lessons (5 yrs & up)

$100 for four, 25-minute lessons. Private lessons are offered at the RLCC Pool, allowing your child a chance to work one-on-one with an instructor for four consecutive days. Offers the appropriate setting to assist your child in water confidence or skill refinement.

Private Swim Lessons Times

9/8-9/17 (MW)

9/22-10/1 (MW)

4:00 - 4:25pm 4:30 - 4:55pm 5:00 - 5:25pm 5:30 - 5:55pm

Mon/Wed Schedule

$45 for seven 25-minute classes. For lesson descriptions visit www.larpd.org

Session K 8/25-9/17 No class 9/1

Sat Schedule $45 for four 40-minute classes. For lesson descriptions visit www.larpd.org

Session H 9/6- 9/27

Times & Levels 4:30pm

5pm

Times & Levels

Water PoloTeam RLCC Pool LARPD has a United States Water Po (USWP) team, governed by USWP, which courages high standards of play and sportsmanship. As a USWP Club team, all p and competitions will be sanctioned requi pants to be currently registered with USWP. Become a member at www.usawaterpolo.org. No practice 11/11, 11/21-28, 12/19–1/2, 1/19 Drop in fee: $20

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9:30am

5:30pm

10:15am

Parent/Child Preschool Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4

Parent/Child Preschool Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4

USWP-LARPD

Aquatics

Fall Conditioning

14 & Under evel I (FALL) 14 & Under vel II (FALL) 14 & Under I (WINTER) 14 & Under II (WINTER)

MW 4-5:30pm 9/3-11/5 $200 MWF 4-5:30pm 9/3-11/7 $300

TTh 4-5:30pm 12/2-2/5 $165 MWF 4-5:30pm 12/1-2/6 $225

15 & Up Boys

TThF

4-6pm

12/2-2/5 $275

15 & Up Girls

TThF

6-8pm

12/2-2/5 $275

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Preschool

Preschool Infant&Toddler Programs

Baby& Me (3 -12 mos)

Little House, 85 Trevarno Rd. This weekly gathering is for babies. There wil mal development and common concerns about ing laxed environment. Circle time fun, finger plays, sensory experiences and motor development opportunities are included during class time. Class time is 1 hour, one day per week.

Th Th Th Th

Wonderful Ones

Little House, 85 Trevarno Rd. The class fosters perceptual motor skills and encourages children to explore, socialize and play in an open area. The class offers opportunities for parents to sing along; do simple finger plays, while introducing children and parents to group play. Class time is 1 hour, one day per week.

10:45-11:45am 10:45-11:45am 10:45-11:45am 10:45-11:45am

(Ses l) (Ses lI) (Ses lII) (Ses lV)

9/9-10/14 10/21-12/2 12/9-1/27 2/3-3/10

$48 $48 $48 $48

W W W W

11:30am-12:3 11:30a m-12:30pm 0pm 11:30a 11:3 0am-12:3 m-12:30pm 0pm 11:30a 11:3 0am-12:3 m-12:30pm 0pm 11:30a 11:3 0am-12:3 m-12:30pm 0pm

(Ses l) (Ses lI) (Ses lII) (Ses lV)

9/10 10-10/15 -10/15 10/2 /22-12/3 2-12/3 12/1 /10-1/28 0-1/28 2/4-3 4-3//11

$48 $48 $48 $48

Toddler Time

No class 11/11 & 11/25 No class 12/23 & 12/30

No clas classs 11 11/2 /266 No cla lasss 12/ 2/224 & 12/ 2/31 31

(18-24 mos)

Little House, 85 Trevarno Rd. This class provides an opportunity for parents with toddlers to work on developing language, cognitive and social skills through fun activities based on art, music, story time and other sensory activities. Class time is 90 minutes, one day per week.

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9-10:30am 9-10:30am 9-10:30am 9-10:30am

(Ses l) (Ses ll) (Ses III) (Ses lV)

9/9-10/14 10/21-12/2 12/9-1/27 2/3-3/10

$72 $72 $72 $72

(Ses l) (Ses ll) (Ses III) (Ses lV)

Mommy & Me

(12-17 mos)

T T T T

11:15am-Noon 11:15am-Noon 11:15am-Noon 11:15am-Noon

No class 11/11 & 11/25 No class 11/11 & 11/25

No class 12/23

Livermore Area Recreation & Park District

9/11-10/16 10/23-12/4 12/11-1/29 2/5-3/12

$48 $48 $48 $48

No class 11/27 No class 12/25 & 1/1

(2-3 yrs)

Little House, 85 Trevarno Rd. Mommy and Me – where your child can learn the routines of preschool with the comfort of a parent or guardian. Parents enjoy being with their child as they experience circle time, music and movement, art and outside play. Pack a healthy snack each day. Class time is 2 hours, one day per week. *Evening class is 1.5 hrs.

M M M M W W W W

9-11am 9-11am 9-11am 9-11am 9-11a 9-1 1am m 9-11a 9-1 1am m 9-11a 9-1 1am m 9-11a 9-1 1am m

(Ses l) (Ses lI) (Ses lII) (Ses lV) (Ses l) (Ses lI) (Ses lII) (Ses lV)

9/8-10/13 10/20-12/1 12/8-2/2 2/9-3/23 9/10 9/ 10-1 -100/15 10/2 10 /222-12/ 2/33 12/1 12 /100-1/28 2/4-3 2/ 4-3/1 /111

$96 $96 $96 $96 $96 $96 $96 $96

W W W W

6-7:30pm 6-7:30pm 6-7:30pm 6-7:30pm

(Ses l) (Ses lI) (Ses lII) (Ses lV)

9/10-10/15 10/22-12/3 12/10-1/28 2/4-3/11

$72 $72 $72 $72

TH TH TH TH

9-11 -11am am 9-11 -11am am 9-11 -11am am 9-11 -11am am

(Ses l) (Ses lI) (Ses lII) (Ses lV)

9/11-1 9/11 -100/16 10/2 10 /233-12/ 2/44 12/1 12 /111-1/29 2/5-3 2/ 5-3/1 /122

$96 $96 $96 $96

F F F F

9-11am 9-11am 9-11am 9-11am

(Ses l) (Ses lI) (Ses lII) (Ses lV)

9/12-10/17 10/24-12/5 12/12-1/30 2/6-3/13

$96 $96 $96 $96

FALL WINTER 2014

No class 11/22 No class 2/16

No clas asss 11/ 11/26 26 No cl clas asss 12/ 2/24 24 & 12/31

No class 11/26

No clas asss 11/ 11/27 27 No cl clas asss 12/ 2/25 25 & 1/1

No class 11/28 No class 12/26 & 1/2

All preschool programs begin 9/2, 2014 until 6/12, 2015. Programs rely on parent volunteers to assist in the class on a regular basis.

Tiny Tots (3 yrs by 12/1/14) Three-year-olds are busy and curious. Our goal is to channel these wonderful behaviors and guide them into the world of learning. Classes focus on independence from caregivers, social interaction, language development, fine motor and gross motor activities. This play-based class offers theme related play, social experiences and opportunities to make choices and develop self-control. Children must be potty trained. Christensen, 5611 Bridgeport Circle

Pre-K (4 yrs by 12/1/14)

Pre-K

Four-year-olds are ready to be independent and are becoming aware of the world around them. These classes give the children an opportunity to explore many new things. In this play-based class children will focus on the essentials for school readiness including the further development of independence, positive selfimage, appropriate use of expression and the ability to follow classroom routines practiced while engaging in age appropriate activities such as art, drama, math, science, early literacy activities and physical education.

Tiny Tots Pre-K

TTh MWF

9-11:30am 8:45-11:45am

$130 $235

Robert Livermore Community Center, Poppy Room Pre-K + 2 Day

MWF TTh

9-11:30am 8:45-11:45am

$235 $115

Jane Addams, 1310 Murdell Lane Tiny Tots Tiny Tots Pre-K Pre-K

Geared to those children who may be ready for a full week structured learning experience, this play-based program provides those children that are in our Pre-K 4-yer old program two additional days! In this T, TH, add-on to Pre-K, children will focus on the essentials for school readiness with particular em-

FIRST 5

$235

NEW

(4 yrs by 12/1/14)

ALAMEDA COUNTY

9am-Noon

Croce School, 5650 Scenic Ave, Rm #35

NEW Pre-K+ 2-Day Option

FUNDED BY:

MWF

Preschool

Preschool Programs

TTh TTh MWF MWF

9-11:30am 9-11:30am 9am-Noon 9am-Noon

$130 $130 $235 $235

May Nissen, 685 Rincon Ave. Pre-K

MWF 9-11:30am

$195

PLAY TO LEARN May Nissen, 685 Rincon Ave

(2.5-4 yrs)

Jugar para Aprender

In this FREE program funded by First 5 Alameda County parent/caregivers will enjoy a variety of activities with their child focusing on PLAY as a tool for learning. Contact the office for details t o see if you qualify for this program. Register early. Spaces are limited. TTH (Session I) TTH (Session II)

9-11am 9-11:00am Noon-2pm TTH (Session III) 9-11am Noon-2pm

May Nissen May Nissen RLCC, Poppy Room May Nissen RLCC, Poppy Room

10/14-11/20 1/6-3/5 1/6-3/5 3/10-5/14 3/10-5/14

Call the Preschool Office at 925-960-2486 for more info.

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Preschool Special Interest

reschool Special Interest

Preschool special interest programs give children’s remarkable, spontaneous learning abilities free rein with lots of opportunities for exploration and play. Registration is available online.

MessyArt (2- 4 yrs) Claudia Willis

Art

RLCC

The classes listed below (with a ● in front) are for the parent and child to experience art aimed at increasing creativity, dexterity, fine motor skills, imagination and vocabulary. Assist your child as he/she explores a range of materials. Wear “ready for mess” clothes. Price includes parent and child.

Under the Sea

Things that Go Bump in the Night

Shivering ghosts, silly goblins, jolly jack-o-lanterns. Together mix, mash and moosh projects for Halloween. 3 classes. No class 10/18.

W 9:45-10:30am W 11-11:45am Sat 10-10:45am

Frolic with your child and together explore paint, glue, glitter and clay as children create autumn art. Bring to life creative expression that develops motor skills and independent thinking. 3 classes.

W 9:45-10:30am 11/5-11/19 $40

W

All that glitters makes the season bright! Experience the joy of creating colorful, shiny holiday art using a variety of materials to make unique 2-D and 3-D creations. 3 classes.

W 9:45-10:30am 12/3-12/17 $40 45am 12/3-12/17 $40 10-10:45am 12/6-12/20 $40

Cooking

NEW

Young Rembrandts Reading & Drawing Workshops (4-6.5 yrs) Young Rembrandts Staff RLCC Enjoy this drawing workshop full of art and reading! At each class, read a different book from a series of popular children’s books then draw a Young Rembrandts lesson incorporating one aspect of the book we just enjoyed reading together. Students learn to hold and use a pencil, and increase their fine motor skills and self-confidence!

ERIC CARLE T 10-11:30 am 9/2-9/30

$117

CURIOUS GEORGE T 10-11:30 am 10/7-11/4

$117

DR. SEUSS T 10-11:30 am 11/18-12/16 $117

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Livermore Area Recreation & Park District

$40 $40 $40

Tinsel Time

Fall Frolic

Will you find Nemo under the sea? Explore wavy water, flowing fish and buried treasures in this mixed media art experience. Enjoy, encourage and excite your child about the sea through art. 3 classes.

10/15-10/29 10/15-10/29 10/4-10/25

Busy Bee Cooks

Chef Lynda Rexroat & Cathy Lee

(4-5 yrs) RLCC

The Cooking with Kids Foundation is pleased to offer this class. The money collected for the class goes to support the foundation work in bringing these cooking classes to underserved children who need them but can’t pay for them. Cooking can be a lot of fun when you know your way around the kitchen. Learn proper nutrition and healthy eating habits while learning to cook. Instruction includes how to safely use various utensils and appliances and the importance of proper cleanup. 2 new recipes made each class. A cookbook provided. Mention food allergies when registering. Material fee included. 3 classes.

10-11:30am

FALL WINTER 2014

10/7-10/21

$155

NEW

This class introduces children (and their caregivers) to the wonderful world of making music as a family. Through a mixture of tunes from around the globe (including classic children's songs and pop/rock hits), students and adults alike will delight in singing, moving, and playing instruments together in our relaxed and Day Time Session l Session ll Session lll Fee supportive environment. All Th 10:30-11:15am 9/4-10/9 10/16-11/20 1/8-2/12 $95 equipment provided. 6 classes.

NEW

Preschool Percussion & Piano (Triple P)

(3.5 - 5.5 yrs) Music Time Academy 2155 Las Positas Ct. For budding musicians, this class is structured to introduce children to basic musical concepts through the most intuitive and natural ways possible. Using a variety of instruments and bright colors, students begin to understand the concepts of the elements of music (melody, rhythm, and Day Time Session l Session ll Session lll Fee harmony), building a solid foundation that applies to any musiTh 2:15-3pm 9/4-10/9 10/16-11/20 1/8-2/12 $110 cal instrument your child may Sat 9-9:45am 9/6-10/11 10/18-11/22 1/10-2/14 $110 decide to pursue. 6 classes.

Special Interest

Family Music Time (4 months - 5 yrs) Music Time Academy 2155 Las Positas Ct.

Preschool

Music & Theater

More MUSIC & THEATER Classes on pages 10

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BABY STORYTIME

BABY STORYTIME

FAMILY STORYTIME

Friday 10 am

Wednesday 11:30 am

Tuesday 6 pm Thursday 10:30 am

TODDLER STORYTIME

TODDLER STORYTIME

Monday 10:30 am & 11:30 am Wednesday 10:30 am

Friday 10:30 am

1188 S. Livermore Avenue

(PRE-WALKERS)

(WALKERS TO AGE 3)

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME ME (AGES 3–5)

Friday 11:30 am

725 Rincon Avenue

(PRE-WALKERS)

998 Bluebell Drive

(ALL AGES WELCOME)

(WALKERS TO AGE 3)

PRESCHOOL PRESCH H STORYTIME (AGESS 3–5)

Friday 11:30 am FFr

FAMILY FAM IL STORYTIM TOR RYTIME Storytime seating is limited at Civic Center. Please arrive early to get a ticket to the event.

(ALL AGES A WEL WELCOME) LCOME) Monday M ay 7 pm

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Preschool Special Interest

reschool Special Interest

Music & Theater (cont.) MusicTogether (3 months-4 yrs)

Music Together RLCC Winner of Bay Area Magazine’s “Best Children Music Program.” Newborn through preschooler learns basic music competence. Students sample, learn from and enjoy music through class instruction and materials used at home. Classes are mixed age-bring siblings together. Siblings discounts $140. $45 supply fee per family includes CD’s, songbook and parent guide DVD. 10 classes. No class 11/11.

Day

Time

Session

Fee

T

9:15-10am

9/16-11/25

$255

T

10:15-11am

9/16-11/25

$255

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Pee WeeTheater (3-6 yrs) Growing Minds 51-C Wright Bro. Disney’s 101 Dalmatians! These cute little puppies need your help to avoid Cruella De Ville and her cruel plans. Luckily, the quick thinking Dalmatians manage to avoid trouble and their story continues on happily! The unique black box theater introduces actors and actress to a new world of theater. The students learn about dialogue and several songs. No prior experience necessary. Must have completed Session I to participate in Session II. Performance 1/31 & 2/1. Day MW

Time 3:30-5pm

Session l

Session ll

Fee

8/25-10/29

11/3-1/28

$194

Intro. toTheater-Pee Wee (3-6 yrs) Growing Minds

51-C Wright Bro. Children learn the basics of theater, taking directions, and how a theater functions. Class consists of theater games, simple dialogue, vocal warm-ups, and physical action.

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Let your little ones dream of fairytales as they spin around the dance floor waltzing, laugh as they Cha Cha, and grin as they learn how much noise tap shoes can make. Dancing improves coordination and sense of rhythm while providing a creative outlet for any child’s boundless energy. Must have completed Session I to participate in Session II. Day

Time

Session l

Session ll

Fee

Th

3-4pm

8/28-10/30

11/6-1/22

$194

Pee Wee Orchestra (3-6 yrs) Growing Minds

51-C Wright Bro. Let’s make some music! Some kids have an affinity for making music, or depending on the instrument, rhythmic noise! Perfect class for the tiny musician who loves to create music with anything he or she can find in the house. Learn a new instrument each month along with the basics of woodwinds, brass, string, and percussion instruments. Children exposed to basic music notation, the staff, simple rhythms, and the fundamentals of various instruments.

Day

Time

Session l

Session ll

Fee

Day

Time

Session l

Session ll

Fee

T

3-4pm

9/2-10/28

11/4-1/27

$194

Th

6-7pm

9/4-10/30

11/6-1/29

$194

Livermore Area Recreation & Park District

FALL WINTER 2014

LARP RPD D Presen esentts

Saturday Sept. 13 One Day Only 10 am–4 pm ✪ ✪ ✪ ✪ ✪ ✪ ✪ ✪ ✪ ✪ ✪

Petting Zoo & Pony Rides (fee) LPD K-9 Demo Local Performances Livermore Police Car Seat Checks (10 am–Noon) Livermore/Pleasanton Fire Depts Safety Trailer and Fire Truck FREE Make-it Take-it Crafts Inflatable Activity Center (fee) in the Gym Information for Parents & Kids Pool Open During the Event Train Rides (fee) RLCC Cafe will be open

FREE Admission

Robert Livermore Community Center 4444 East Ave., Livermore 925-373-5700 www.larpd.org No Pets Allow Allowed at the Fa Faiir

Thanks to our Sponsors:

Saturday October 18 1-4 pm ● Ghostly Basketball ● Spooky Bean Bag Toss ● Mini-Pumpkin Patch ● Air Jumps ● Face Painting ● and Lots More

Thank you for generous donations from:

$8 per Child, Parents admitted Free Open to Ages 1–8 Pre-registration begins Oct. 1

Robert Livermore Community Center 4444 East Avenue (No tickets sold at door)

925.373.5700

YouthDANCE

YouthDAN Beg. Irish Dance

(5+ yrs) McBride School Dancers will be taught traditional Irish Dance movements, perfect techniqu sp ight y to music. Over time, dancers will be introduced to traditional Irish Team dancing and perform in the community and, if desired, in competition. 4 classes. No class 11/11. T 6:30-7:30pm Ses I 9/9-9/30 Ses II 10/7-10/28 Ses III 11/4-11/25 Ses IV 12/2-12/23 $73

Livermore Ballet School (3 yrs & up)

April Wagner (Elizabeth D - Monday) RLCC Professional instruction for ages 3–adult, beginning–advanced levels, with performance opportunities for all. April Wagner received her early training with Sherida Sullivan at the Danse Boutique and professionally trained with Contra Costa Ballet. She received scholarships to Joffrey Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet and Pennsylvania Ballet, among others. Ms. Wagner spent three consecutive summers with School of American Ballet at Lincoln Center in NYC and has taught ballet for 16 years. Livermore Ballet School performs two annual performances in December and June. For participation in Nutcracker in December, student MUST sign up for all 4 sessions. Please visit livermoreballet.com for information on other teachers. Students placed by age with no exceptions. 5/4 classes. No class 9/1, 11/11 and weeks of 11/24 and 12/23-1/5.

TOT DROP

Toddler Recreation by Appointment

1-888-TOT-DROP 1-888-T OT-DROP

Only come when you want. Only pay when you come.

TOT DROP is a unique recreation program for preschoolers that allows parents to design their child’s class schedule. Just like traditional playschool but flexible, pay as you go, perfect for nons. traditional schedules.

Ages 1–5 years.

Time

Session I

Session II

Session III

Session IV

9/22-10/20

10/27-12/1

12/8-1/19 $55

9/24-10/22

10/29-12/3

12/10-1/21 $55 $62

9/25-10/23

10/30-12/4

12/11-1/22 $55 $62

9/23-10/21

10/28-12/2

12/9-1/20 $55

8/21-9/18

9/25-10/23

10/30-12/4

12/11-1/22 $55 $62

8/20-9/17

9/24-10/22

10/29-12/3

12/10-1/21 $55

10/30-12/4

12/11-1/22 $55 $62

10/28-12/2 11/1-12/6

2/9-1/20 $52 $60 12/13-1/24 $52 $60

10/28-12/2 11/1-12/6

12/9-1/20 $52 12/13-1/24 $52

$60 $60

11/1-12/6

12/13-1/24 $58

$65

Fairy Tale Ballet (3-5 yrs) Elizabeth D M

4:15-5pm

8/18-9/15 $55

$62

Fairy Tale Ballet (3-4 yrs) W

5:45-6:30pm

8/20-9/17

Fairy Tale Ballet (4-5 yrs) Th

5:45-6:30pm

8/21-9/18

Ballet 1A –1B (5-7 yrs) T

5:45-6:30pm

8/19-9/16

$62

Ballet 1B–1C (6-8 yrs) Th

3:45-4:45pm

Ballet 2 (8-11 yrs) W

4:45-5:45pm

$62

Ballet 3 (9-12 yrs) Requires teacher approval TH

4:45-5:45pm

8/21-9/18

9/25-10/23

Ballet 4 (10 yrs+) Requires teacher approval

Days: T, W, Th, F Location: 2155 Third St. Fees: $10/hour Hours: Anytime 9 am–1 pm

T Sat

8/19-9/16 8/23-9/20

9/23-10/21 9/27-10/25

Pointe (11 yrs+) Requires teacher approval T Sat

4:45-5:45pm 11:30am-12:30pm

8/19-9/16 8/23-9/20

9/23-10/21 9/27-10/25

Adult Ballet (18 yrs+) Sheridan Sullivan Sat

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3:45-4:45pm 10-11:30am

9-10am

Livermore Area Recreation & Park District

8/23-9/20

9/27-10/25

FALL WINTER 2014

Sunshine Dance & Cheer Studio (2.5-9 yrs)

YouthDANCE

NEW

Sunshine Dance & Cheer Studio 1569 Olivina Ave, Suite 121 Our dance philosophy is inclusive: we have dance classes to suit all tastes, and we're happy to accommodate students of all ages and dance skill levels. Whether you're looking to explore an entirely new hobby of dance or wish to refresh some long-lost dance moves – with Sunshine Dance & Cheer Studio you're always in good hands. Visit www.sunshinedanceandcheer.com.

Ballet Folklorico (5+ yrs)

Ballet Folklorico is a traditional Mexican dance style that includes intricate footwork. Woman twirl in multicolored skirt while clicking boots on the hardwood floor. Men wear three-piece suit and use footwork to dance circles around and with their partner. No previous dance experience is required for the class but you’ve must be ready to challenge yourself. Course fee includes a practice skirt for the girls and boys will receive pants, embroidered shirt and red sash. 8/6 classes. No class 11/28. Day

Time

Session l

Session ll

Fee

F

6-7pm

9/5-10/24

11/7-12/19

$177/133

Breakdancing (7-15 yrs)

Students will learn intricate footwork, pantomime, spinning, stands, tumbling, and elaborate improvised virtuosic movements including waving, popping, gliding, floor work, rocking, locking and more. You’ll also get practice dancing freestyle just in case you want to take your moves to a B-boy/B-girl battle. No previous dance experience is required for the class but you’ve gotta be ready to challenge yourself. 8/6 classes. Day

Time

Session l

Session ll

Fee

Sat

10-11am

9/6-10/25

11/8-12/20

$122/$92

Pom Squad (7-15 yrs)

Jazz Cheer (7-15 yrs)

Jazz and Cheer gives students the opportunity to learn two fun styles of movement. Half of the class will consist of jazz technique including jumps, leaps, and turns. The second half will teach arm movements, cheers, chants and choreography to help improve self-confidence, physical health, and teamwork skills all while having a ton of fun! 8/6 classes. No class 11/27.

Learn basic pom techniques and jazz fundamentals from a formal professional cheerleader. Learn basic pom routines that includes synchronization, visual effects and precision of motions, jumps, leaps, and dance elements. Routines are used by dance teams that are fun, high energy and challenging. The best part of this course is Pom Poms are used throughout the entire routine. Course fee includes pom poms that students will use during class and keep. 8/6 classes. No class 11/26.

Day

Time

Session l

Session ll

Fee

Day

Time

Session l

Session ll

Fee

Th

4-5pm

9/4-10/23

11/6-12/18

$117/$88

W

4:45-5:45pm

9/3-10/22

11/5-12/17

$142/$107

Day

Time

Session l

Session ll

Fee

F

5-6pm

9/5-10/24

11/7-12/19

$117/$88

Intro.toTap (7-15 yrs)

This fun and exciting class teaches tap technique, teaching simple rhythms, dancing to the beat of the music and staying together as a group. 8/6 classes. No class 11/28.

Frozen Dance Classes Xtreme Force Dance

847 Rincon

All dancers will work to prepare for the FROZEN Holiday Performance. The performance is a free event for all dancers registered in the session. The session will be 12 weeks of Frozen dance fun! All classes will work on learning routines to their favorite songs from Frozen with a big Let It go Grand Finale. There is no costume or costume fee required. The Frozen Holiday show will be held in December at the LARPD. Dancers need ballet or jazz shoes for the combo classes. For all hip hop dancers clean tennis shoes. Any questions about our Frozen Dance classes email us at (4-10 yrs) xtremeforcedancer@ymail.com No class 11/26 & 11/27.

Frozen Dance Jazz/Ballet

Frozen Dance Ballet, Jazz and Tap (2-4 yrs) Age

Day

Time

Date

Fee

2-3 yrs 2-3 yrs 3-4 yrs 3-4 yrs 3-4 yrs

T Th T M W

9:30-10am 4:30-5pm 10-10:30am 5:30-6pm 5-5:45pm

9/2-12/2 9/18-12/4 9/2-12/2 9/15-12/1 9/17-12/3

$127 $127 $127 $127 $132

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Age

Day

Time

Date

Fee

4-6 yrs 5-7 yrs 6-8 yrs 8-10 yrs

W T M Th

4:15-5pm 6-6:45pm 6-6:45pm 5:45-6:30pm

9/17-12/3 9/16-12/2 9/15-12/1 9/18-12/4

$132 $132 $132 $132

Frozen Hip Hop (6-8 yrs) Age

Day

Time

Date

Fee

6-8 yrs

W

5:45-6:30pm

9/17-12/3

$132

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GYMNASTICS

Youth

GYMNASTICS Springtime Tumbling & Trampoline Gymnastics Springtime Staff

5715 Southfront Rd. #D

Kids can use five different trampolines and a super bouncy tumbling strip to learn trampoline and tumbling skills. Boys and girls of all levels of fitness can experience success in these classes. All instructors are adults with USA Gymnastics safety and trampoline coaching certification. Participants must wear clothing with no buttons, snaps or zippers, socks required. Fill out a waiver at www.tumblingandtrampoline.com.

Parent Tot T&T (18 mos-3 yrs) Parents assist their child in this class. Tumbling and trampoline fundamentals and class participation skills are the focus. 3/4 classes. Times T W Th

9:30-10:15am 9:30-10:15am 9:30-10:15am

Ses I $102

Ses II $102

Ses III $77

Ses IV $77

9/9-9/30 9/10-10/1 9/11-10/2

10/7-10/28 10/8-10/29 10/9-10/30

11/4-11/18 11/5-11/19 11/6-11/20

12/2-12/16 12/3-12/17 12/4-12/18

Mini Bouncers T&T (3-5 yrs) Children ready to participate without parent will enjoy Springtime Mini Bouncers. Tumbling and trampoline fundamentals are introduced and more advanced skills are mastered at your child’s pace. 4 classes. Times T W F

9:30-10:15am 9:30-10:15am 9:30-10:15am

Ses I $102

Ses II $102

Ses III $77

Ses IV $77

9/9-9/30 9/10-10/1 9/12-10/3

10/7-10/28 10/8-10/29 10/10-10/31

11/4-11/18 11/5-11/19 11/7-11/21

12/2-12/16 12/3-12/17 12/5-12/19

This hour long class will teach basic to advanced trampoline and tumbling skills at the child's pace. 3/4 classes. T W Th

4:45-5:45pm 2:15-3:15pm 3:45-4:45pm

Ses I $110

Ses II $110

Ses III $83

Ses IV $83

9/9-9/30 9/10-10/1 * 9/11-10/2

10/7-10/28 10/8-10/29 * 10/9-10/30

11/4-11/18 12/2-12/16 11/5-11/19 ** 12/3-12/17 ** 11/6-11/20 12/4-12/18

10-16 YRS

Ses I $110 Ses II $110

Ses III $83

T W Th

9/9-9/30 10/7-10/28 9/10-10/1 * 10/8-10/29 * 9/11-10/2 10/9-10/30

11/4-11/18 12/2-12/16 11/5-11/19 ** 12/3-12/17 ** 11/6-11/20 12/4-12/18

5:45-6:45pm 2:15-3:15pm 4:45-5:45pm

Ses IV $83

* $100 ** $75

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This class concentrates on tumbling that cheerleaders use. Appropriate for beginner to advanced tumbler. 4 classes. Times

School Age T&T (5-16 yrs) 5-9 YRS

Cheerleading Tumbling (9-18 yrs)

Livermore Area Recreation & Park District

M T W

6:45-7:45pm 3:45-4:45pm 6:45-7:45pm

Ses I $110

Ses II $110

Ses III $83

Ses IV $83

9/8-9/29 9/9-9/30 9/10-10/1

10/6-10/27 10/7-10/28 10/8-10/29

11/3-11/17 11/4-11/18 11/5-11/19

12/1-12/15 12/2-12/16 12/3-12/17

Springtime Flexible T&T Camp (5-14 yrs) T&T Camp is a fun way to learn about tumbling & trampoline. Pick the vacation days that work for you. Each day includes safety and skill building instruction, plus some practice time. Bring a snack. Available the following days: 10/9, 10/10, 11/7, 11/10, 11/24, 11/25, 11/26, 12/22, 12/23, 12/29, 12/30.

10am-12:30pm

FALL WINTER 2014

$43

Livermore Gymnastic Staff 4039 1st St.

Junior Girls (6 -10 yrs)

A fun and safe environment for your little one to explore movement and social interaction. Climbing, swinging, jumping and balancing are just a few of the fun activities offered. This is a parent/child class. 5/6 classes. No class 8/26

Great class for girls just starting out in gymnastics. Cartwheels, handstands, forward & backward rolls as well as bar, trampoline, tumble trak and beam work are covered. 4/6 classes. No class 8/30, 11/29.

Session I: Session II: Session III:

8/19-9/30 10/7-11/11 11/18-12/16

T 9:30-10:15am $126/$105

Hotdoggers (3 -5 yrs) Rings, balance beam, rope ladder, trapeze are just a few of the apparatus that are introduced to challenge your preschooler. This is an excellent class to learn large motor skills needed for kindergarten. 4/5/6 classes. No class week of 8/25-8/30, 9/1, 11/26, 11/27, 11/29.

8/18-9/29 10/6-11/10 11/17-12/15

$105 $126 $105

8/19-9/30 10/7-11/11 11/18-12/16

$126 $126 $105

W 9:30-10:15am Session I: Session II: Session III:

8/20-10/1 10/8-11/12 11/19-12/17

$126 $126 $84

Th 4:15-5pm Session I: Session II: Session III:

8/21-10/2 10/9-11/13 11/20-12/18

$126 $126 $84

Sat 9:15-10am Session I: Session II: Session III:

8/23-10/4 10/11-11/5 11/22-12/20

Help your child gain body awareness and confidence by learning the basics of all gymnastic events on scaled equipment designed for their age and ability. 4/5/6 classes. No class week of 8/25-8/30, 9/1, 11/27, 11/29.

M 9:30-10:15am Session I: Session II: Session III:

8/18-9/29 10/6-11/10 11/17-12/15

$105 $126 $105

Session I: Session II: Session III:

8/19-9/30 10/7-11/11 11/18-12/16

Session I: Session II: Session III:

8/21-10/2 10/9-11/13 11/20-12/18

$126 $126 $105

$126 $126 $84

Sat 10:15-11am Session I: Session II: Session III:

8/23-10/4 10/11-11/15 11/22-12/20

Session I: Session II: Session III:

$126 $126 $84

Boys (6 -10 yrs) Designed for boys just starting out in gymnastics. Instruction covers cartwheels, forward and backward rolls as well as parallel bars and ring work. 4/6 classes. No class 8/27, 11/26.

Session I: Session II: Session III:

8/20-10/1 10/8-11/12 11/19-12/17

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$126 $126 $84

(6 -12 yrs)

Teaches beginning gymnastics and tumbling skills. Gymnasts use the four event apparatus as well as the tumble trak, mini tramp, rings and parallel bars in a fun, nurturing environment. 5/6 classes. No class 8/26.

T 6-7pm 8/19-9/30 10/7-11/11 11/18-12/16

$138 $138 $115

Beginning Girls (6 -12 yrs)

Teaches beginning gymnastics and tumbling skills. Gymnasts use the four event apparatus as well as the tumble trak and mini tramp in a fun, nurturing environment. 4/5/6 classes. No class 8/25, 8/27, 8/28, 9/1, 11/26, 11/27.

M 4:30-5:30pm M 6:30-7:30pm Session I: Session II: Session III:

8/18-9/29 10/6-11/10 11/17-12/15

$115 $138 $115

W 5:30-6:30pm Session I: Session II: Session III:

W 4:45-5:30pm $126 $126 $84

8/23-10/4 10/11-11/15 11/22-12/20

Coed Gymnastics

Session I: Session II: Session III:

Th 6-6:45pm

T 10:30-11:15am Session I: Session II: Session III:

Tumblers (4 -6 yrs)

T 4:30-5:15pm T 5:15-6pm

M 10:30-11:15am M 5:30-6:15pm Session I: Session II: Session III:

Sat 11-11:45am

GYMNASTICS

Kindergym (18 mos -3 yrs)

Youth

Livermore Gymnastic Center

8/20-10/1 10/8-11/12 11/19-12/17

$138 $138 $92

Th 5-6pm $126 $126 $84

Session I: Session II: Session III:

8/21-10/2 10/9-11/13 11/20-12/18

$138 $138 $92

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MARTIAL ARTS

Amador Studio Amador Studio 849 Rincon Ave

Ninja Turtles Jujitsu/Judo (3- 6 yrs) In this enTime Session I Session II Session III Session IV ergetic highly specialized class, 15-5pm 9/2-9/30 10/7-10/28 11/4-11/25 12/2-12/23 $45 Ninja Turtles learn 45pm 9/2-9/30 10/7-10/28 11/4-11/25 12/2-12/23 $45 everything from whole body coordination, con45pm 9/4-9/25 10/2-10/30 11/6-11/20 12/4-12/18 $45 fidence, independence, 30-11:15am 9/6-9/27 10/4-10/25 11/1-11/22 12/6-12/20 $45 self defense skills, falling safely, wrestling to tumbling. Students develop strength, flexibility and self-discipline in a safe, positive, age appropriate learning environment. All classes lead to nationally ranked belt promotions. Ongoing monthly class; registration taken anytime.

Super Heroes & Villains Martial Arts (4- 7 yrs) Calling all Super Heroes. Let nothing stop you! Build Time Session I Session II self-confidence while learning respect. Learn basic whole body coordination, beginning self-defense Th 4-4:45pm 9/18-11/6 skills, wrestling and tumbling. At the end of the 8 week session, students participate in a special performance for family and friends. Free uniform included.

Session III -

Session IV -

$87

Jujitsu/Judo for Kids (5- 9 yrs) Mixed Martial Art incorporating techniques from Time Session I Session II Karate, Judo and Aikido. Class instruction is individualized and age appropriate. Students become more T 5:30-6:30pm 9/2-9/30 10/7-10/28 physically fit, learn whole body coordination, falling Th 5:30-6:30pm 9/4-9/25 10/2-10/30 safely, self-defense techniques, how to deal with a bully, tumbling, and grappling. Students develop selfSat 11am-Noon 9/6-9/27 10/4-10/25 confidence, self-esteem, discipline and respect. Classes lead to nationally ranked belt promotions. Ongoing monthly class, registration taken anytime.

Jujitsu/Judo (10- 13 yrs) A Mixed Martial Art from Japan, Jujitsu incorporating techniques from Karate, Judo and Aikido. Instruction includes, kicking, and striking techniques, escapes from basic grabs and holds, falling techniques, ground skills, defenses against a knife or gun. Students become more physically fit, build self-confidence and develop leadership skills.

Time

Session III

Session IV

11/4-11/25

12/2-12/23

$67

11/6-11/20

12/4-12/18

$67

11/1-11/22

12/6-12/20

$67

Session I

Session II

Session III

Session IV

M

6:30-7:30pm

9/8-9/29

10/6-10/27

11/3-11/24

12/1-12/22

$72

T

6:30-7:30pm

9/2-9/30

10/7-10/28

11/4-11/25

12/2-12/23

$72

Th

6:30-7:30pm

9/4-9/25

10/2-10/30

11/6-11/20

12/4-12/18

$72

Sat

Noon-1:30pm

9/6-9/27

10/4-10/25

11/1-11/22

12/6-12/20

$72

Session II

Session III

Session IV

10/6-10/27

11/3-11/24

12/1-12/22

$82

10/7-10/28

11/4-11/25

12/2-12/23

$82

10/2-10/30

11/6-11/20

12/4-12/18

$82

10/4-10/25

11/1-11/22

12/6-12/20

$82

Warriors Jujitsu/Judo (13- 16 yrs)

A comprehensive martial art from Japan practiced Time Session I worldwide, Jujitsu incorporates techniques from Karate, Judo and Aikido. Instruction includes kickM 6:30-7:30pm 9/8-9/29 ing, striking and blocking techniques, escapes from T 7:30-9pm 9/2-9/30 basic grabs and holds, falling techniques, ground 9-13 YEARS skills, defenses against a knife and gun. Students beTh 7:30-9pm 9/4-9/25 come more physically fit, build self-confidence, develop leadership skills and increase concentration. Sat Noon-1:30pm 9/6-9/27 Classes lead to nationally ranked promotions. Instructor is a 10th Degree Black Belt. Ongoing monthly class; registration taken anytime.

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Livermore Area Recreation & Park District

FALL WINTER 2014

Aikido for Kids (7-15 yrs)

Aikido of Livermore/Shinrei Dojo 3985 First St. Suite C

Offers a learning environment that teaches respect 7-9 YRS M 6-7pm while allowing children to have fun. Careful instruction 10-15 YRS Sat 9:30-10:30am in the technical and philosophical aspects of Aikido is provided while maintaining a fun environment for learning. Practice rolling, falling and coordination skills by playing games. Also focus on skills to foster awareness, concentration and conflict resolution. Ongoing monthly class; registration taken any time.

Livermore Martial Arts Academy 4070 East Ave

Chief Instructor has 18 years law enforcement experience and over 35 years martial arts experience. (Participants must schedule a free pre–evaluation with LMAA prior to signing up for the class)

Karate/Martial Arts for Self Anti-Bully/AntiDefense & Life Skills (3- 14 yrs) Abduction & Child The SKILLZ programs include an international evolution of Martial Arts training Safety Seminar (7- 14 yrs) that targets the age-specific needs in children. Combines the coolest parts of Mar-

More than 75% of students surveyed said they had been bullied. More than 160,000 American students miss class every school day due to fear of physical harm. And, every year, over 250,000 child abductions take place in the U.S. with nearly 685 children taken every day; 29 children abducted every hour. Learn solutions to bullying and techniques for personal safety. 1 class. Session I: 8/29 Session II: 10/3

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tial Arts from a variety of styles into action-packed curriculums that help children build skills they can apply into everyday life. Anti-Bullying and Child Safety skills included. Classes are age specific. 6 classes. *Participants MUST schedule a free pre-evaluation with LMAA prior to signing up for the 3-4 yrs and 5-6 yrs old class. Ages

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4-4:30pm 4:30-5:15pm 6-6:45pm 4:30-5:15pm 6-6:45pm 5:15-6pm 6-6:45pm 6-6:45pm

9/15-10/8 9/15-10/8 9/15-10/8 9/16-10/9 9/16-10/9 9/15-10/8 9/15-10/8 9/16-10/9

10/13-11/5 10/13-11/5 10/13-11/5 10/14-11/6 10/14-11/6 10/13-11/5 10/13-11/5 10/14-11/6

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Girl’s & Women’s Self Defense & Personal Violence Karate/Martial Arts for Self Defense (13+ yrs) Prevention Seminar Teen and adult program comprised of a traditional blended Martial Arts curriculum taught (12+ yrs)

There are 77 million victims of abuse every year in the United States. One out of three women and children are victims of violent abuse. Every day 2000 kids are abducted. This 13-year proven program of unique techniques and skills developed by Sensei Kym Rock teaches women and girls to think smarter and get away from an attacker, abductor or abuser. The mission: empower women and girls with techniques to reduce/eliminate violence and abuse against them.

Session I: 8/29 Session II: 10/3

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from a variety of disciplines including Karate, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and Muay Thai kickboxing. Classes including standing and ground techniques for self-defense, including a fitness and conditioning emphasis.

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Fight Form Fitness/CircuitTraining (13+ yrs)

Fight Form is High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) combining exercises from different martial arts & workouts. Experience what a fighter goes through while training for a match, without the physical contact! Good for any fitness level. Help students achieve fitness goals, all in less than 45 minutes a session! LMAA is certified by one of the top MMA schools in the Philippines where Fight Form originated. The founder is Erwin Tagle, one of the pioneers of MMA in the Philippines.

MW 7:30pm-8:15pm Ses I 9/15-10/8 Ses II 10/13-11/5

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Young Rembrandts Anime & Manga Drawing Workshop (7- 13 yrs) Young Rembrandts RLCC Why sit in front of the TV and watch cartoons when you can draw amazing characters and awesome scenes of your very own? Join us for five, action-packed weeks where students create dazzling illustrations influenced by popular Japanese anime and manga themes. Colorful characters with expresW 4:30-6pm 10/1-10/29 sive personalities jump off of the page. 5 classes.

Magic of Acrylics on Canvas (6 -12 yrs) EverPro Kids

Realistic Drawing and Painting

RLCC This class explores technique in acrylics to create amazing art. Students enjoy painting on canvas in various subject matters. Emphasis on a color placement, composition, basic perspective and brushwork with each class offering a unique subject. Take home beautiful art on canvas. 8 classes. All materials included. No class 11/22, 11/29. Ses I 8/23-10/11 Ses II 10/18-12/20 Ses III 1/3-2/21

Create bright and vibrant watercolor painting in various subject matter like wild life, scenery art, action figures and more. Class teaches various watercolor techniques, brushwork in combination with other media in an unique EverPro way. 5 classes. No class 11/22, 11/29. Ses I 8/23-9/20 Ses II 9/27-10/25 Ses III 11/1-12/13 Ses IV 1/3-1/31

Sat 4:30-5:45pm $168

Sat 3:30-4:30pm $103

(6 -12 yrs) EverPro Kids RLCC

hanksgiving Break Camps Young ss Workshop (5 -8 yrs) Young Rembrandts RLCC

Young Rembrandts Jr.Transportation Workshop (5 -8 yrs) Young Rembrandts RLCC

Everybody loves to play dress-up! In this workshop we will learn to draw ourselves in glamour wear. Day 1, we will draw accessories including purses, crowns and jewelry. On Day 2, we will draw simple faces with crowns and hats. Day 3 will revisit the first two days while we draw figures wearing fancy gowns with a variety of accessories! Pencils, color pencils, markers and Sharpies™ will be used. 3 classes.

This workshop gives participants the opportunity to learn to draw all the different modes of transportation we use to get around, maybe even some we don’t use! Cars, trucks, airplanes, helicopters and more will fill our drawings. Complete our last day with one large scene including as many roads, bridges and vehicles as we can draw. Pencils, color pencils and markers will be used. 3 classes.

MTW 10:30am-12:30pm 11/24-11/26 $83

MTW 1-3pm 11/24-11/26 $83

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Cooking

The Cooking with Kids foundation is pleased to offer this class. The money collected from the class supports the foundation’s work in bringing these cooking classes to underserved children.

Cooking with Kids (6- 13 yrs)

Chef Lynda Rexroat & Cathy Lee RLCC Learn proper nutrition and healthy eating habits while having fun learning to cook. Kids learn how to safely use various utensils and appliances and the importance of proper cleanup. Each participant receives a cookbook. 2 recipes made each class. Mention any food allergies when registering. T 4:30-6pm 10/7-10/21 $155 Material included. 3 classes.

Film,Theater &Video NEW

Improv1 (16+ yrs)

Michael Kasin RLCC

Students learn improv concepts and vocabulary, practice new skills, become familiar with improvised performance and perform in a safe, friendly atmosphere. Through several improv games and exercises, you'll play, explore and experiment with creating characters and scenes, guided by Mike Kasin, a versatile theater professional who specializes in teaching beginners. All experience levels welcomed. 5 classes.

Th 6:30-8pm

Ses I 9/4-10/2 Ses II 11/6-12/11

$103

Growing Minds (Formerly SmARTSunlimited) Growing Minds Staff 51-C Wright Bro

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Teaches children workable arts skills, which can be utilized in artistic endeavors now, and in the future. Established in Livermore since 1995, starting with OperaSmarts - an innovative program for teaching opera to preschool aged children. Makes a terrific starting point for parents looking to develop their child's artistic talent in music, film, theatre skills or need to explore.

Fringe Festival Theater (7-17 yrs)

“ I ta u g h t fo r 1 7 y e a r s a n d I’v e s e e n fir s t h a n d th a t th e a te r m a k e s fo r smarter, braver, human b e in g s . T h e a te r h e lp s c o n n e c t th e h e a d to th e h e a r t.” Lin ind da Hartzellll,, Arti tisstic Dir ire ecto torr Seattl ttle e Chilild dren’s Theater

Straight from Edinburgh, Scotland, this class teaches students the concepts of fringe theater production. Students have active roles as directors, scenic designers, actors, and work cooperatively as a team on all aspects of theater production. Fringe productions may include mixed media, mime, acro, script writing, lighting and sound concepts, music, dance, etc. Three unique separate works produced and performed at the end of the program for possible submission to the San Francisco Fringes Festival & Toronto FringeKids Festival. To learn more about Fringe Festival productions go to our website. Must have completed Session I to participate in Session II. Performances 1/31 & 2/1.

MW 5-7pm

Ses I 8/25-10/29 Ses II 11/3-1/28

$194

Intro to TheaterYouth (7-17 yrs)

Students learn basics of theater, taking directions, & how a theater functions. Class consists of theater games, short monologues, improvisation concepts, acting warmups, & sub-texting. In class performance on last day for parents.

T 4-5pm

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Ses I 9/2-10/28 Ses II 11/4-1/27

$194

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MusicalTheater (7-17 yrs)

Frozen

These 5 week workshops include training in acting, dance and singing. Students learn 4 songs from each musical, choreographed dance numbers, simple dialogue, then perform a small show for friends and families. Each workshop session has five classes. Frozen: The newest hit. Come stay cool this winter with Elsa, Anna, Kristoff, Sven, and Olaf! The Nightmare Before Christmas. It’s Christmas! Well‌not quite. It is in HalloweenTown though. Travel around with Jack Skeleton as he mixes with the holidays for some silly, spooky, holiday fun! Matilda is the story of an extraordinary girl who dreams of a better life. Armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, she dares to take a stand and change her own destiny.

Teen Comedy & Improvisation (10- 17 yrs)

A class comprised of a variety of improv games that teaches students to think on their feet, and to explore the world of comedy and improvisation. The class focuses mainly on group improvisation in the forms of games and made up scenes. Advancing to long form improvisation and sketch comedy. Must have completed Session I to participate in Session II. Session I: 8/30-11/1 Session II: 11/8-1/31

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Noon-1pm

$194

Teen Hollywood Movie Special Effects Make-up Class (10- 17 yrs) Have you ever wanted to totally transform yourself into something unrecognizable? This make-up class preps you for Halloween, the stage, and is the stepping stone to help enter the world of special effects make-up! This workshop covers Zombie, Vampires, and Werewolves.

T 5-7pm 9/30-10/28 $152

Nightmare Before Christmas 5-7pm 11/4-12/9 $152

Matilda

T 5-7pm 1/6-2/3

Go Pro Class (10- 17 yrs) Learn how to use the hottest new tech toy in the film industry. The Go Pro allows students to film special events in any weather, use underwater, send it flying, attach it to an animal, your instruments, household machines and more. Classes include training, concept ideas, and editing. Must have completed Session I to participate in Session II. Session I: 9/2-10/28 Session II: 11/4-1/27

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Digital Film (10- 17 yrs) Student filmmakers study & practice professional filmmaking concepts: scriptwriting; storyboarding; casting; acting methods; location scouting; directing and blocking methods; framing/composition and mise-en-scene; multiple lighting sources; multiple sound/microphone sources; green screen and special effects; advanced editing techniques. Students will learn to shoot and edit to produce several original short/mid-length movies to be submitted to local film festivals, for personal portfolios, or for college applications. Session I: 9/4-10/30 Session II: 11/6-1/29

Th 4-6pm $194

9/27-10/

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Video Game Design: Beginning and Advanced Skills (9-16 yrs) Freshi Media Staff RLCC This class is great for Beginning Game Designers and experienced students as well! Advanced gamers learn new game design techniques including multiple character animations and movement options, platform style games and multiple game genres. Beginners work in pairs and are introduced to fundamental game design elements, including character creation, background design and building a complete video game level. 8 classes.

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Magic Basic Magic I (7-12 yrs)

Roy the Magician RLCC Is your child a bit timid or shy in front of people? Or a true performer? This class helps discover the MAGIC in your child by helping to building confidence and self-esteem through the age old art of magic. Roy Porfido, local magician/director of Roy’s Summer Magic Camp, instantly appears to instruct your child in some amazing feats of entertaining magic and legerdemain. All class props included. Students learn to make 2 balloon animals and can purchase additional magical effects.1 class.

Sat 9-11am

Session I 9/20 Session II 10/25

$28

Basic Magic II (7-12 yrs) Roy the Magician

RLCC Basic Magic II continues to help discover the MAGIC in your child by helping to building confidence and self-esteem through the age old art of magic. Roy Porfido, local magician/director of Roy’s Summer Magic Camp, instantly appears to instruct your child in some amazing feats of entertaining magic and legerdemain. All the magic is different from Basic I and all props included. Your young magician can also purchase additional magical effects. 1 class.

Languages

Chinese Immersion (6-14 yrs)

United Education Staff RLCC Participants learn to master a new language and new culture. Classes center on particular themes and through singing, dancing, drawing, playing games, listening to stories and doing hands-projects, students learn the Chinese language and about the culture. 9 classes. No class 11/22, 12/20, 12/27, 1/3. Session I: 8/23-10/18 Session II: 10/25-1/17

Sat 9:30-11:30am

Sat 9-11am

Session I 9/27 Session II 11/8

$28

Basic Magic III (7-12 yrs) Roy the Magician

RLCC Basic Magic III again continues to help discover the MAGIC in your child by helping to building confidence and self-esteem through the age old art of magic. Roy Porfido, local magician/director of Roy’s Summer Magic Camp, instantly appears to instruct your child in some amazing feats of entertaining magic and legerdemain. All the magic is different from Basic I or Basic II and all props included. Your young magician will also have an opportunity to buy additional magical effects. 1 class.

Sat 9-11am

Session I 10/11 Session II 11/22

$28

$202

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Galina’s Music Studio Galina's Music Studio Staff 1756 First Street

Enhances each individual’s musical talents and expressions while exposing the individual to a variety of musical styles. From classical to jazz, blues to pop, comprehensive Piano, Vocal, Guitar & Ukulele instruction offered to all ages and experience levels. For more information call 925-960-1194.

Piano for Beginners (5-17 yrs)

This course offers easy step by step piano instruction for beginners. The students will be able to play satisfying and entertaining pieces from the very first lesson. These lessons will be taught in a fun & supportive environment while learning the fundamentals of music notation, music theory and rhythm. 6 classes. Age 5-7 yrs 5-7 yrs 8-12 yrs 8-12 yrs 13-17 yrs

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9/4-10/9 9/6-10/11 9/5-10/10 9/6-10/11 9/8-10/13

10/16-11/20 10/18-11/22 10/17-11/21 10/18-11/22 10/20-11/24

$132 $132 $132 $132 $135

Kids on Guitar! (7-12 yrs)

Learn to play songs on the guitar right away. Students receive a guitar course book and learn from three irresistible guitar experts – a clever, classical dog, one cool jazz cat, and a friendly alligator who loves the blues. Get ready to take your first, best step toward a lifetime of musical enjoyment! 6 classes.

Instrument Discovery (7 -10 yrs) Music Time Academy 2155 Las Positas Ct, Suite R Are you looking for a music class for your child, but not exactly sure where to start? In the unique, exploratory workshop, children will have the opportunity to try new instruments each week, in the hopes to discover one that best fits their personality. We will explore the basics of both popular and obscure musical instruments heard in many styles of music, including classical, jazz, rock, blues and pop. 5 classes.

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Ukulele (7-12 yrs)

Learn to play songs on the Ukulele right away. Students receive a ukulele course book and learn from three irresistible ukulele experts – a clever, classical dog, one cool jazz cat, and a friendly alligator who loves the blues. Now get ready to take your first, best step toward a lifetime of musical enjoyment! 6 classes. Age 7-9 yrs 10-12 yrs

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9-10am 4-5pm

9/6-10/11 9/9-10/14

10/18-11/22 10/21-11/25

$127 $127

Vocal Lessons (8-17 yrs)

This exciting and informative class covers songs ranging from folk to popular hits; sing music from Broadway and Musical Theater. Lessons will introduce students to ear training, breathing exercises, vocal techniques and harmonizing with others. We are looking forward to seeing you at the class! 6 classes. Age 8-12 yrs 13-17 yrs

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9/9-10/14 9/9-10/14

10/21-11/25 10/21-11/25

$132 $132

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3:30-4:30pm 3:30-4:30pm 5:30-6:30pm 5:30-6:30pm

9/3-10/7 9/5-10/10 9/3-10/7 9/5-10/10

10/15-11/19 10/17-11/21 10/15-11/19 10/17-11/21

$127 $127 $127 $127

Band &Orchestra Prep Course (7 -17 yrs) Music Time Academy 2155 Las Positas Ct, Suite R

Session I 9/4-10/9 Session II 10/16-11/20 Session III 1/7-2/11

The best way to learn any musical instrument is in a one-on-one setting. In our classes students learn valuable skills (like proper technique & sight reading) at their own pace, from a professional musician on their instrument. We offer private music lessons on all school band and orchestra instruments: flute, clarinet, oboe, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, baritone, tuba, percussion, violin, viola, cello and bass. To schedule call 456-3460. 4 classes - Monthly.

Th 3:15-4:15pm $108

M-Sun between Noon-9pm Sept, Oct, Nov $120

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Growing Minds Staff 53 Wright Bro. Ave, Suite D

Canada's Royal Conservatory, The Music Development Program provides a national standard for musical achievement for people of all ages studying music in the US, offering a sequential course of study from beginner through advanced levels. Modeled on the acclaimed examination system of The Conservatory in Canada, the program was created in response to feedback from parents and teachers throughout the US, requesting a top-quality nationally-recognized system to track students' musical progress, celebrating their accomplishments.

Youth/Teens Private Lessons (7-17 yrs)

Once a week Private Lessons available in piano, voice, guitar, violin, flute, trumpet, percussion, and film. (all levels). State time when registering. 8 classes. Before registering please call Growing Minds for exact day & time at 925-245-0283. Day

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8/25-10/28

11/3-1/28

$340

Group Piano Lessons (7-17 yrs)

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During group piano lessons each student receives 20 min of one on one time with our talented instructor and 40 min of ear training time with our state of the art computer software programs. This is the perfect class for a student just starting to develop basic piano skills or a student interested on working on specific repertoire! Day M W Sat Sat

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8/25-10/6 8/27-10/8 8/30-10/4 8/30-10/4

10/13-11/17 10/15-11/19 10/11-11/22 10/11-11/22

12/1-1/26 12/3-1/28 12/6-1/31 12/6-1/31

$149 $149 $149 $149

Group Voice Lessons (7-17 yrs)

Ever wanted to sing in a group? During our group voice lessons students learn how to harmonize their voices with others. This allows students to develop a better ear for harmonies as well as finding their own range. Day Th Sat

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8/28-10/9 8/30-10/4

10/16-11/20 10/11-11/22

12/4-1/29 12/6-1/31

$149 $149

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Group Ukulele Lessons (5-17 yrs)

Ever wanted a chance to play the ukulele? Join our group sessions, students learn how to harmonize as well as receive individual instruction. These are the perfect starter classes for any young student interested in pursuing guitar in the future. Day Sat

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8/30-10/4

10/11-11/22

12/6-1/31

$149

Teen Jam & Record

(10-17 yrs)

You jam, we record! Students work collaboratively in a band to cover songs from their favorite musicians and create their own songs under the guidance of a professional musician. Students learn to develop skills in leadership, rhythm, consistent tempo, and adapting to musical changes while using DWA software to record songs. Full recording equipment combined with amps, synth, live drums, Roland drums, keyboards, bass, guitar, acoustic, etc. Students need to be at least level one on own their instrument as well as own their own instruments. Day

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9/4-10/30

11/6-1/29

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Science Budding Biologists: Lady Bugs, Hermit Crabs, Super Worms, Crickets (3-7 yrs) Beginning Science RLCC This class showcases a wide spectrum of animals (beetles, insects, crustaceans) and is designed for children who are fascinated with animal biology. Examine lady bugs, hermit crabs, super worms and crickets, learn their body structure, and study their life cycle and habitat. Take home lady bugs, crickets and super worms. A detailed worksheet is provided. 4 classes.

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10/2-10/23

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Budding Biologists: Lady Bugs, Hermit Crabs, Super Worms, Crickets, Squid, Fish, Earthworms, Snails, Slugs (6-13 yrs) Beginning Science RLCC This interactive hands-on camp is designed for students who are fascinated with animal biology, and showcases beetles, insects, crustaceans, mollusks, annelids and vertebrates. Examine the squid and the pompano fish, get busy with red wrigglers, observe, handle and learn about a variety of other animals. Take home earthworms bugs, super worms, and crickets. A supply fee of $6 is required on the first day of class. 3 classes.

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9:30am-12:30pm

11/25-11/27

$138

Learn to Fly a Radio Controlled Airplane (12+ yrs) Tim Wilkerson RLCC Course takes you through the beginning steps from fundamental concepts of flight using a flight simulator. Students learn the basics of flight and how it applies to radio controlled airplanes. This class will tell you what is involved to get into this hobby, from concepts to costs to gathering the necessary materials through flying a plane on a RC simulator. 1 class.

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6:30-8pm

Ses I 10/2

Ses II 10/16

Ses III

Mad Science速 Holiday Camps Crazy Chemistry (6-11 yrs)

Mad Science Staff RLCC

Explore and create exciting chemical reactions, make colorful concoctions and bubbling brews. Amaze yourself with magical temperature changing baggie science or growing ghost crystals. Study the chemistry involved in not-so-simple things like chalk and soap, and even experiment with the chemistry used by artists, spies and detectives! Chemists bring home a project each day. 3 days.

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“Glossophobia”

Child & Babysitting Safety (12-18 yrs) American Safety Academy

RLCC

Babysitting is not just “watching” children, but being responsible for their safety and well being. This course will focus on setting up your babysitting business, safety and emergency response, diapering, playtime, bedtime, interacting with parents and more. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a bag lunch to class. 1 class.

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10am-2:30pm 10am-2:30pm

10/4 11/1

$63 $63

Public Speaking Bay Area Debate Club (6-14 yrs) Bay Area Debate Club Staff RLCC www.bayareadebateclub.com or on Facebook Bayareadebateclub

Public Speaking-Building Confidence (6-9 yrs)

Glossophobia is the fear of public speaking. It is the number one fear universally, outranking the fear of death, spiders, darkness, and confined spaces.

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Practice and preparation can help overcome being afraid to speak to an audience.

Pre-Public Speaking-Intro to Writing Speeches (6-9 yrs)

Teaches young students the essentials of building confidence in public speaking. Participants learn how to stand tall and speak confidently in front of a large group. Gives participants a head start for advanced courses in public speaking and debates. 8 classes.

Students learn basic writing skills and how to write speeches in six easy steps. Starting with how to give a structure to thoughts, students learn different ways to open and close to make speeches interesting. Practice speaking with confidence to give participants a head start for the advanced courses in Public Speaking and Debates. 8 classes. No class 11/25, 12/23, 12/30.

T 4:30-5:30pm 9/9-10/28 $163

T 4:30-5:30pm 11/18-1/27 $163

Public Speaking and Debates Public Speaking and Debates Combo Series Level 1 (9-12 yrs) Combo Series Level 2 (10-14 yrs)

This class is a combo course of Public Speaking with Confidence and Essentials of Debating. Focuses on teaching delivery and presentation skills while providing the foundation for critical thinking and essentials of debating. Students learn how to manage public speaking anxiety, present themselves with confidence, and connect with their audience through effective body language. Improve public speaking confidence and communication skills, learn how to make strong arguments using reasoning and evidence instilling critical thinking. Participants debate age-appropriate topics in various formats. 8 classes.

This class is a combo course of Advanced Public Speaking and Speech Writing and Debates. Prepares students on both aspects of public speaking and debates: Writing effective speeches and presenting them persuasively. Each participant writes a wellstructured engaging speech. Instruction focuses on helping participants give a clear structure to their thoughts. Students study how to write speeches on different kinds of topics and for various occasions. Use tools like flow, practice note taking while learning high school formats for debates. Debate on age-appropriate topics in various formats. 8 classes. No class 11/25, 12/23, 12/30.

T 5:30-6:30pm 9/9-10/28 $163

T 5:30-6:30pm 11/18-1/27 $163

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Family Fun Drop-In

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Come enjoy some fun and games with your young one! We will provide the equipment, you drop in and play! The following will be set up for your enjoyment: Jump House, Basketball, Football, Soccer, Parachute games, T-ball

Pee Wee Sports Stars (3-5 yrs) LARPD Staff RLCC Gym

Class introduces children to 6 different sports: basketball, baseball, hockey, soccer, football and disc golf. One sports played per day. Your little sports star will acquire skills and knowledge to enjoy these sports and decide what they like best. Equipment provided. Hockey sticks are foam and puck is plastic. Football drills only, no contact. Wear non-scuff athletic shoes. No class 9/1, 11/24, & 11/29. Age

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8/25-10/6 9/6-10/11

10/20-12/1 10/25-12/6

$73 $73

Sports Fitness

(8-12 yrs) LARPD Staff RLCC Gym A new and fun way to get active! The basics of multiple sports incorporated in traditional cardio workouts and general sports techniques. Instruction concentrates on teamwork, and sportsmanship through basketball, soccer, football and more. Includes games of dodgeball, capture the flag and obstacle courses, too. Wear non-scuff athletic shoes and bring a water bottle. 5 classes. No class 11/26. Age

Day

Time

8-9 yrs

W

3:30-4:15pm 4:30-5:15pm

Session l 8/27-9/24 8/27-9/24

Session ll

Session III

Fee

10/8-11/5 10/8-11/5

11/12-12/17 11/12-12/17

$53 $53

Baseball Little SluggersYouth Baseball (3-5 yrs) LARPD Staff RLCC Gym

Class introduces children to 6 different sports: basketball, baseball, hockey, soccer, football and disc golf. One sports played per day. Your little sports star will acquire skills and knowledge to enjoy these sports and decide what they like best. Equipment provided. Hockey sticks are foam and puck is plastic. Football drills only, no contact. Wear non-scuff athletic shoes. No class 9/1, 11/24, & 11/29.

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Age

Day

Time

Session l

Session ll

Session III

Fee

Beg 3-5 yrs Beg 3-5 yrs Adv 4-5 yrs Adv 4-5 yrs

T W T W

9:20-10:05am 9:20-10:05am 10:10-10:55am 10:10-10:55am

9/2-9/30 9/3-10/1 9/2-9/30 9/3-10/1

10/7-11/4 10/8-11/5 10/7-11/4 10/8-11/5

11/18-12/16 11/19-12/17 11/18-12/16 11/19-12/17

$69 $69 $69 $69

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FALL WINTER 2014

Little DribblersYouth Basketball (3-5 yrs) LARPD Staff RLCC Gym This exciting basketball class will introduce children to the basics of basketball. Through drills and fun activities, staff will get your child excited about playing the game while developing motor and listening skills. Wear non-scuff athletic shoes. 5 classes. No class 11/11, 11/25, 11/28. Age

Day

3-5 yrs 3-5 yrs

T F

Time 9-9:45am 2-2:45pm

Session l

Session ll

Session lll

Fee

8/26-9/23 8/29-9/26

9/30-10/28 10/10-11/7

11/4-12/16 11/14-12/19

$63 $63

LARPD Basketball Academy (5-13 yrs) LARPD Staff RLCC Gym Designed for participants who are new to basketball or who want to improve on the fundamentals of the game. We will focus on dribbling, passing, shooting, and defense using drills and fun activities. Please wear non-scuff athletic shoes and bring a water bottle. 5 classes. No class 11/27. Age

Day

Time

Session l

Session ll

Session lll

Fee

5-7 yrs 8-10 yrs 11-13 yrs

Th Th Th

3:15-4pm 4:05-4:50pm 5-5:45pm

8/28-9/25 8/28-9/25 8/28-9/25

10/9-11/6 10/9-11/6 10/9-11/6

11/13-12/18 11/13-12/18 11/13-12/18

$73 $73 $73

LARPD Basketball Academy-Advanced (5-13 yrs) LARPD Staff RLCC Gym

Recommended for participants who have previously enrolled in LARPD Basketball Academy, or have prior basketball experience. We will take the fundamentals learned in Academy and apply them to game type settings including offense, defense, and transition. Please wear non-scuff athletic shoes and bring a water bottle. 5 classes. No class 11/11, 11/25. Age

Day

Time

Session l

Session ll

Session lll

Fee

5-7 yrs 8-9 yrs 10-12 yrs

T T T

3:15-4pm 4:05-4:50pm 5-5:45pm

8/26-9/23 8/26-9/23 8/26-9/23

9/30-10/28 9/30-10/28 9/30-10/28

11/4-12/16 11/4-12/16 11/4-12/16

$73 $73 $73

Cheer

T

Session l

2-2:45pm

8/26-9/23

LARPD Staff RLCC Gym Our new basketball league will teach beginners the basics of the game while showing participants how to enjoy the game and prompting good sportsmanship. The league will consist of a 1 hour practice on Monday or Wednesday and games will be held on Saturday mornings. Players will be broken up into teams based on age. Warrior’s jersey will be provided. Please wear non-scuff athletic shoes and bring a water bottle.

MWSat Oct-Dec $125 (dates & times TBD)

RLCC Gym RENTAL

4444 East Ave, Livermore, CA 94550 For gym rentals, contact: Kacy Houston at 925-373-5733 make appointment to stop in or email khouston@larpd.org LARPD gym rental application can be downloaded at www.larpd.org

(8-13 yrs)

LARPD Staff RLCC Gym This exciting new class will introduce children to the basics of cheerleading. Cheerleaders will learn proper techniques for motions, jumps, formations, chants, and learn a fun dance in the process! Bring a water bottle and appropriate non-scuff athletic shoes. 5 classes. Time

(1st-2nd Grade 6-7 yrs)

Flag Football Spring Instructional League

LARPD Cheer 101 (3-5 yrs)

Day

JR Warriors Basketball League

YouthSPORTS

Basketball

Session ll 10/7-11/4

Session III

Fee

11/18-12/16

$63

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LARPD Staff Robertson Park Turf Fields This beginner league will introduce players to a safe and exciting way of football. While learning the basics of the game, and playing on a without full contact. Each day will consist of practice and drills before players are split into teams for games. 6 practices and games. Bring athletic shoes, water & towel. Co-ed.

F

6-8pm

9/5-10/10

$45

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Yout

OR S

Just for Kicks Soccer

Soccer

(3-9 yrs) Just4Kicks Soccer Staff Almond Park Instructional lessons help develop skills and emotional development required for soccer. Each session focuses on a particular aspect of the game utilizing specifically designed activities. Sessions include a warm-up, topic introduction, demonstrations, activities to learn, skill practice, (5-6 yrs) recreational games, and a soccer match. Emphasis is The real games begin...Children play and learn in a relaxed atmoson learning and having fun. phere where skills and development are the main focus. Players work their skills by utilizing a practice method of game play. Scrim(3-4 yrs) Explore and learn fun skills with a soccer ball. Players mages part of each class. Goals are sportsmanship, fun and inlearn to develop skills to help eliminate the dreaded creased knowledge of the sport. 8/4 classes. “bunch ball,” while developing and learning group dyDay Time Session l Session ll Fee namics. Dribbling the ball, stopping, passing and social T 5:05-5:55pm 9/9-10/28 11/11-12/9 $92/47 skills taught in a fun atmosphere. 8/4 classes.

K-1 Soccer

Pre-K Soccer

Day

Time

Session l

Session ll

Fee

T Sat

4-4:30pm 4:35-5:05pm

9/9-10/28 9/13-11/1

11/11-12/9 11/15-12/13

$92/47 $92/47

K Soccer (4-5 yrs) Learn to love soccer and have fun. Skills introduced and built upon, while working on the team concept of soccer. Recreational games guide learning through play, so all those skills and drills begin to make the game and strategies of soccer really come together. 8/4 classes.

Sat

3:05-4pm

9/13-11/1

11/15-12/13

$92/47

Soccer 2-4 (7-10 yrs)

Passing, shooting, dribbling, GOAL! Player development emphasizes putting it all together, individual skills with team play. Instruction conducted through play and fun activities. Participants visually learn the “how and why,” as the team works through scrimmages and game situations. Defensive and offensive tactics and strategies built on, through small-sided games. Individual and team skills equally important at this level. Expectations of each position in a small-sided game format explained and developed. 8/4 classes.

Day

Time

Session l

Session ll

Fee

Day

Time

Session l

Session ll

Fee

T Sat

4:35-5:05pm 4-4:35pm

9/9-10/28 9/13-11/1

11/11-12/9 11/15-12/13

$92/47 $92/47

T Sat

5:50-6:50pm 2:15-3:15pm

9/9-10/28 9/13-11/1

11/11-12/9 11/15-12/13

$92/47 $92/47

Kidz Love Soccer (2-6 yrs) Kidz Love Soccer Staff

May Nissen Park

Children learn 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 enjoy soccer in a safe, noncompetitive environment. Soccer jersey included. 7 classes.

Mommy/Daddy & Me Soccer (2-3.5 yrs)

Introduces you and your toddler to the “World’s Most Popular Game”! As you and your child participate in fun age appropriate activities, your child develops his/her large motor and socialization skills. Parents are part of the action; no more just watching from the sidelines!

Sat

28

9-9:30am

9/27-11/8

$102

Livermore Area Recreation & Park District

Tot Soccer (3.5-4 yrs)

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

Sat

9:40-10:10am

9/27-11/8

More Kidz Love Soccer Classes FALL WINTER 2014

$102

YouthSPORTS

Skyhawks Sports (4-12 yrs) Skyhawks

Skyhawks youth sports camps are committed to providing a safe, fun and skill-based experience for kids between the ages of 4 and 12. We are a national youth sports camp company with local camps in over 500 communities. 7 classes.

Track and Field (6-12 yrs)

Introduce young athletes to track and field and the sport’s rich history and tradition. Using special equipment, exercises and drills prepare athletes for a future in cross-country, track and field events, distance running, while inspiring a love for running and being active. Fundamentals of body positioning, stride, proper stretching, and cool-down techniques covered. Participants put it all together for the last day fun-filled track meet! 5 classes.

Sat

9-10:20am

9/13-10/25

$111

Beginner Golf (SNAG)

(4-10 yrs) Almond Ave Park Focuses on building the confidence through proper technique and learning essential skills. Young athletes need proper focus on the fundamentals of form, swinging, putting and body positioning. Course uses the SNAG (Starting New At Golf) system which uses modified equipment; specifically designed for the entry-level player. Simplifies instruction so that young players can make an easy and effective transition onto the golf course. Equipment is provided. 7 classes.

4-7 YEARS: Sat 9-10:20am 9/13-10/25 $111 8-12 YEARS: Sat 10:30-11:50am 9/13-10/25 $111

Pre Soccer (4-5 yrs)

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. Shin guards required after the first meeting.

Sat

10:10-10:45am

9/27-11/8

$102

Lacrosse (6-12 yrs)

This multi-sport program was designed to give children a positive first step into the essentials of soccer, basketball and baseball. Which are taught in a safe, structured environment with lots of encouragement and a big focus on fun and skill development.

Sat

9-10:20am

9/13-10/25

$111

Skillz & Scrimmages (5-6 yrs)

Participants 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 welcomed. Soccer jersey included. Shin guards required.

Sat

11:30am-12:15pm

9/27-11/8

$102

Soccer 1 (5-6 yrs)

Players learn dribbling, passing, receiving, shooting, age-specific defense, etc. Fun skill games played every session, and every participant will have a ball at his/her feet. Small-sided soccer matches gradually introduced. Shin guards required after the first meeting.

Sat

10:45-11:30am

9/27-11/8

$102

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Yout

RTS Volleyball

Club VIP Volleyball (8-14 yrs) Club VIP Staff RLCC Gym Introduction to Volleyball (8-11 yrs)

Day

Time

Session l

Session ll

Session lll

Fee

F

5-6pm

9/5-9/26

10/3-10/24 $58

11/7-11/21

$43

Finally, a volleyball class geared for boys and girls between the ages of 8-11. Instructors teach the basics of volleyball: how to pass, set, serve, and spike. Lessons provide a great foundation that will excite players to continue to play volleyball. 4/3 classes. No class 9/12.

Intermediate Volleyball (12-14 yrs)

Day

Time

Session l

Session ll

Session lll

Fee

F

6-7pm

9/5-9/26

10/3-10/24 $58

11/7-11/21

$43

Geared for boys and girls ages 12-14. Course fine-tunes basic volleyball techniques and helps build confidence. Players have an opportunity to develop basic skills and learn how to apply them in real scrimmaging situations. Class focus is to help each individual improve his/ her skill level while also understanding the role of a volleyball player. 4/3 classes. No class 9/12.

Tennis TENNIS-Future Stars 2000s Calvin Thompson USPTA Pro 1 and Future Stars Regional Head Professional

Classes will also be taught by other Certified Future Stars Instructors. Classes at Dorothy Svets Tennis Complex. Classes are designed for beginner through advanced students. Lessons are taught in a fun, positive atmosphere covering: grips, modern stroke technique, footwork, shot selection, strategy and more! Please remember to bring water to classes. Equipment provide their own tennis racquets. Tennis balls are provided. Please wear non-marking tennis shoes.

Class Descriptions: Tiny Tots: Pre-Beginners ages 4-6 years using USTA quick start red balls. Heavy Hitters: Advanced Beginners to Intermediate ages 7-10 years using USTA orange balls. Pre-Academy: Intermediate to Advanced Intermediate ages 9-13 using USTA green dot balls. High Performance: High School level and Tournament players any age. Using USTA tournament balls. Private Lessons: Contact the Future Stars 2000’s instructor through LARPD at 925-373-5700 or contact Calvin Thompson at thompsontennis925@gmail.com. No class 10/31. Age Tiny Tots (4-6 yrs) Tiny Tots (4-6 yrs) Heavy Hitters (7-10 yrs) Heavy Hitters (7-10 yrs) Pre-Academy (9-14 yrs) Pre-Academy (9-14 yrs) High Performance

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Day

Time

September

TTh Sat TTh Sat TTh Sat MW

4-4:30pm 10-10:30am 4:30-5:30pm 10:30-11:30am 5:30-6:30pm 11:30am-12:30pm 6-7:30pm

9/2-9/25 $46 9/6-9/27 $27 9/2-9/25 $83 9/6-9/27 $51 9/2-9/25 $83 9/6-9/27 $51 9/6-9/27 $139

Livermore Area Recreation & Park District

October 9/30-10/23 $46 10/4-10/25 $27 9/30-10/23 $83 10/4-10/25 $51 9/30-10/23 $83 10/4-10/25 $51 10/4-10/27 $139

November 10/28-11/19 $46 11/1-11/22 $27 10/28-11/19 $83 11/1-11/22 $51 10/28-11/19 $83 11/1-11/22 $51 10/29-11/24 $139

FALL WINTER 2014

December 12/2-12/18 12/6-12/27 12/2-12/18 12/6-12/27 12/2-12/18 12/6-12/27 12/1-12/17

$35 $27 $63 $51 $63 $51 $105

January 1/6-1/29 1/10-1/31 1/6-1/29 1/10-1/31 1/6-1/29 1/10-1/31 1/5-1/28

$46 $27 $83 $51 $83 $51 $139

LARPD Staff RLCC Gym No school for the day? Bring your child to the Robert Livermore Community Center where staff lead participants through various sports (baseball, basketball, soccer) along with fun playground games (dodgeball, kickball, etc.) Groups will be separated by age. Wear non-scuff athletic shoes, bring a snack and a water bottle. Jump house for younger ages. Extended hours available, 9-11 am and 3-5 pm for $20. Age

Day

Time

Date

Fee

5-6 yrs 5-6 yrs 5-6 yrs 5-6 yrs 7-8 yrs 7-8 yrs 7-8 yrs 7-8 yrs 9-12 yrs 9-12 yrs 9-12 yrs 9-12 yrs

Th F F F Th F F F Th F F F

11am-3pm 11am-3pm 11am-3pm 11am-3pm 11am-3pm 11am-3pm 11am-3pm 11am-3pm 11am-3pm 11am-3pm 11am-3pm 11am-3pm

10/9 10/10 11/21 12/19 10/9 10/10 11/21 12/19 10/9 10/10 11/21 12/19

$35 $35 $35 $35 $35 $35 $35 $35 $35 $35 $35 $35

LARPD Basketball Tournaments RLCC Gym LARPD offers youth basketball tournaments to provide an extra opportunity for teams to get out and play. Tournaments are for grades 3rd-8th and boys and girls are separate. Tournaments are 3 game minimum. Games may begin as early as 3pm on weekdays and 8am on weekends. Teams may be limited to 4-6 teams per age group. Round Robin. Tournaments are separated by grades. CYO and AAU competitors from Tri-Valley and beyond invited to play. All players must be able to prove their age and grade. It will be the coach’s responsibility to carry proof of identity for all players registered for each tournament. For more information please contact khouston@larpd.org or 925-373-5733.

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YouthSPORTS

School’s Out Sports Bout (5-12 yrs)

Holiday Classic December 19-20 & 22 Teams: Boys & Girls, Grades 3rd-8th Fee: $225 per team

December 26-28 Teams: Boys & Girls, Grades 6th-8th Fee: $225 per team Livermore Area Recreation & Park District

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Recently Completed and Currently “Under Construction”

BEFORE

“Whatever good things we build... end up building us”

Facility Enhancement or Replacement Just installed at Max Baer Park, host venue for the Little League Intermediate World Series, are new dugouts. Later this fall, the May Nissen Aquatics Center roof replacement installation begins. At Wattenburger Park, oversight of the storm drains being installed to accommodate a housing development is in progress.

~ Jim Rohn

Capital Improvement Planning By definition, capital improvement planning ensures the timely repair and replacement of aging infrastructure, implementation of community priorities, and that service delivery needs are planned and met. * In public works-speak, Capital Improvement Planning (CIP) is the planning, design, and construction arm of a government agency. But at its core, CIP is all about imagination, where citizens’ wishes are transformed into physical assets and existing facilities and areas are innovatively rejuvenated. For a park and recreation district such as LARPD, physical assets can take the form of facilities construction or rehabilitation, sports and multi-use parks and playground development, and open space restoration. At LARPD, the CIP team crafts physical assets with beauty, sometimes whimsy, and always with the public’s needs and

Playground in progress usage in mind. At the same time, CIP balances the construction of public use facilities alongside conscientious natural resources protection. Projects are aligned with the LARPD Master Plan as well as dictated by ongoing District needs and often in collaboration with community-minded partners.

Master Plan Fulfillment Developed every five years, the Master Plan provides a road map for District services planning as directed by the Livermore area residents. Once the Master Plan is finalized, the CIP team is charged with preparing action plans for implementing capital improvement ventures. Cayetano Park (pictured on the cover) is an example of a CIP project that fulfills several Master Plan goals: the construction of a sports park and a community park.

Environmental Restoration Sycamore Grove Park has a newly installed look-out deck and interpretative panels at its Cattail Pond. CIP repaired the stock pond, where cattails choked the area into uninhabitable submission. The restoration enhanced the habitat value for the red-tailed frog, tiger salamander, western pond turtle, and other native species. In an upcoming project, work will begin on Sycamore Grove’s new ranger/weather station, shade structure, and native garden, which will provide residents more opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors.

Last fall, CIP completed the synthetic turf installation at Robertson Park and is currently putting in stadium lights on the park’s lower field. This fall, Cayetano Sports Park, located just north of 580 off Isabel, will open. Built in conjunction with Shea Homes, Cayetano Park will feature a lighted multi-purpose synthetic turf sports field, basketball court, playground with a Dino Dig (featuring a Hadrosaur), Dog Park, other multi-use natural grass fields, and permanent restrooms. CAYETANO PARK DRAWINGS

AFTER CATTTAIL POND Sycamore Grove Park

Partnerships In many projects, CIP works alongside and collaborates with partners, most notably with the City of Livermore and the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District. These and other generous and supportive partners augment the District’s innovative and community-based facilities and natural sites offerings.

Get Out and Play! Hadrosaur

So whether you enjoy watching a western pond turtle at the Cattail Pond or playing a game of lacrosse at Robertson Park or taking advantage of a nice afternoon at Cayetano’s soon-to-be completed Dog Park, you’ll surely be inspired by these CIP creations. And because we know that parks make life better for communities, we hope you visit your parks, open spaces, and recreational sites often. After all, we’ve rehabbed them, restored them, or built them brand new with you in mind. Now all that’s left to do is “Get Out and Play!” *www.portlandOregon.gov/cbo/article/35820?

LARPD STAFF & PARTNERS Back Row (L-R): Dave Best (Shea Homes), Chiye Azuma, Michelle Newbould Middle Row (L-R): Tom Purcell, GM Tim Barry, AGM John Lawrence Front Row (L-R): Riley Purcell, Robbie Purcell

DOG PARK

Cayetano Park

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Page 1

Recently Completed and Currently “Under Construction”

BEFORE

“Whatever good things we build... end up building us”

Facility Enhancement or Replacement Just installed at Max Baer Park, host venue for the Little League Intermediate World Series, are new dugouts. Later this fall, the May Nissen Aquatics Center roof replacement installation begins. At Wattenburger Park, oversight of the storm drains being installed to accommodate a housing development is in progress.

~ Jim Rohn

Capital Improvement Planning By definition, capital improvement planning ensures the timely repair and replacement of aging infrastructure, implementation of community priorities, and that service delivery needs are planned and met. * In public works-speak, Capital Improvement Planning (CIP) is the planning, design, and construction arm of a government agency. But at its core, CIP is all about imagination, where citizens’ wishes are transformed into physical assets and existing facilities and areas are innovatively rejuvenated. For a park and recreation district such as LARPD, physical assets can take the form of facilities construction or rehabilitation, sports and multi-use parks and playground development, and open space restoration. At LARPD, the CIP team crafts physical assets with beauty, sometimes whimsy, and always with the public’s needs and

Playground in progress usage in mind. At the same time, CIP balances the construction of public use facilities alongside conscientious natural resources protection. Projects are aligned with the LARPD Master Plan as well as dictated by ongoing District needs and often in collaboration with community-minded partners.

Master Plan Fulfillment Developed every five years, the Master Plan provides a road map for District services planning as directed by the Livermore area residents. Once the Master Plan is finalized, the CIP team is charged with preparing action plans for implementing capital improvement ventures. Cayetano Park (pictured on the cover) is an example of a CIP project that fulfills several Master Plan goals: the construction of a sports park and a community park.

Environmental Restoration Sycamore Grove Park has a newly installed look-out deck and interpretative panels at its Cattail Pond. CIP repaired the stock pond, where cattails choked the area into uninhabitable submission. The restoration enhanced the habitat value for the red-tailed frog, tiger salamander, western pond turtle, and other native species. In an upcoming project, work will begin on Sycamore Grove’s new ranger/weather station, shade structure, and native garden, which will provide residents more opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors.

Last fall, CIP completed the synthetic turf installation at Robertson Park and is currently putting in stadium lights on the park’s lower field. This fall, Cayetano Sports Park, located just north of 580 off Isabel, will open. Built in conjunction with Shea Homes, Cayetano Park will feature a lighted multi-purpose synthetic turf sports field, basketball court, playground with a Dino Dig (featuring a Hadrosaur), Dog Park, other multi-use natural grass fields, and permanent restrooms. CAYETANO PARK DRAWINGS

AFTER CATTTAIL POND Sycamore Grove Park

Partnerships In many projects, CIP works alongside and collaborates with partners, most notably with the City of Livermore and the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District. These and other generous and supportive partners augment the District’s innovative and community-based facilities and natural sites offerings.

Get Out and Play! Hadrosaur

So whether you enjoy watching a western pond turtle at the Cattail Pond or playing a game of lacrosse at Robertson Park or taking advantage of a nice afternoon at Cayetano’s soon-to-be completed Dog Park, you’ll surely be inspired by these CIP creations. And because we know that parks make life better for communities, we hope you visit your parks, open spaces, and recreational sites often. After all, we’ve rehabbed them, restored them, or built them brand new with you in mind. Now all that’s left to do is “Get Out and Play!” *www.portlandOregon.gov/cbo/article/35820?

LARPD STAFF & PARTNERS Back Row (L-R): Dave Best (Shea Homes), Chiye Azuma, Michelle Newbould Middle Row (L-R): Tom Purcell, GM Tim Barry, AGM John Lawrence Front Row (L-R): Riley Purcell, Robbie Purcell

DOG PARK

Cayetano Park

Teens

Teens Middle School Before & After School Program, Entering 6-8th grades The LARPD PAL program is a before and after school program – Christensen, East Ave., Junction, and Mendenhall. The program is open between 7-8:30am and after school until 6pm. PAL provides snack, field trips, recreational games, enrichment activities, homework time (not tutoring), guest speakers, leadership experiences & community service projects. PAL is supervised by responsible and qualified staff working in partnership with the school teachers and staff. Year round fee: $260 per month. $50 non-refundable registration fee. Financial assistance is available for qualified participants. To register or for more information, call 925-960-2480.

Growing Minds (Formerly SmARTSunlimited)

Film & Stage

Growing Minds Staff 51-C Wright Bro. Growing Minds teaches children workable arts skills, which can be utilized in artistic endeavors now, and in the future. A terrific starting point for parents looking to develop their child's artistic talent in music, film, theatre skills or need to explore.

Fringe FestivalTheater (7-17 yrs)

From Edinburgh, Scotland, this class teaches students the concepts of fringe theater production. Students have active roles as directors, scenic designers, actors, and work cooperatively as a team on all aspects of theater production. Three unique separate works produced and performed at the end of the program for possible submission to the San Francisco Fringes Festival and Toronto FringeKids Festival. Must have completed Session I to participate in Session II. Performances 1/31 & 2/1. Day

Time

Session l

Session ll

Fee

MW

5-7pm

8/25-10/29

11/3-1/28

$194

Intro toTheaterYouth (7-17 yrs) Students learn basics of theater, taking directions, & how a theater functions. Class consists of theater games, short monologues, improvisation concepts, acting warm-ups, & sub-texting. In class performance on last day for parents. Day

Time

Session l

Session ll

Fee

T

4-5pm

9/2-10/28

11/4-1/27

$194

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MusicalTheater (7-17 yrs) These 5 week workshops include training in acting, dance and singing. Students learn 4 songs from three musicals Frozen, Nightmare before Christmas and Matilda. Frozen: Stay cool this winter as we chill with Elsa, Anna, Kristoff, Sven, and Olaf! The Nightmare Before Christmas: Travel around with Jack Skeleton as he mixes with the holidays for some silly, spooky, holiday fun. Matilda: The story of an extraordinary girl who dreams of a better life. Workshops

Day

Time

Date

Fee

Frozen Nightmare Before Christmas Matilda

T T T

5-7pm 5-7pm 5-7pm

9/30-10/28 11/4-12/9 1/6-2/3

$152 $152 $152

Teen Comedy & Improvisation (7-17 yrs)

A class comprised of a variety of improv games that teaches students to think on their feet, and also give them the opportunity to explore the world of comedy and improvisation. The class focuses mainly on group improvisation in the forms of games and made up scenes, advancing to long form improvisation and sketch comedy. Must have completed Session I to participate in Session II. Day

Time

Session l

Session ll

Fee

Sat

Noon-1pm

8/30-11/1

11/8-1/31

$194

Mor ore e Grow Growin ing g Mind indss Cla Classe ssess FALL WINTER 2014

Flyer

ALOHA Driving School (15 yrs & up) ALOHA Staff 1857 First St.

Teaches participants the rules of the road and prepares students to be safe drivers. DMV-certified instructors provide 25 hours of classroom instruction, 6 hours of behind the wheel training* and certificates for Class Room Course Completion, Behind the Wheel Proof of Enrollment and Behind the Wheel Course Completion. Day Sat-M Th-Sun Sat-M F-M Sat-M

Time 8am-3pm 8am-3pm 8am-3pm 8am-3pm 8am-3pm

Session l

Fee

8/30-9/1 & 9/6 10/9-10/12 11/22-11/25 12/19-12/22 12/27-12/30

$400 $400 $400 $400 $400

*Students responsible for passing DMV permit test at DMV prior to Behind the Wheel Training.

Learn to Fly a Radio Controlled Airplane (12+ yrs) Tim Wilkerson RLCC

Course takes students through the beginning steps from fundamental concepts of flight using a flight simulator. Students learn flight basics and how it applies to radio controlled airplanes. This class teaches what is involved to get into this hobby, from concepts to costs to gathering the necessary materials through flying a plane on a RC simulator. 1 class. Day

Time

M

6:30-8pm

Ses l

Ses ll

Ses lll

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10/2

10/6

11/13

$91

Teens

Driving School

Teen Hollywood Movie Special Effects Make-up Class (10-17 yrs)

Have you ever wanted to totally transform yourself into something unrecognizable? This make-up class preps students for Halloween, the stage, and can be the stepping stone to the world of special effects make-up. Workshop covers zombie, vampires, and werewolves.

Sat 1-2pm 9/27-10/25 $152

NEW

Go Pro Class (10-17 yrs)

Learn how to use the hottest new tech toy in the film industry. The Go Pro allows students to film special events in any weather, use underwater, send it flying, attach it to an animal, your instruments, household machines and more. Classes include training, concept ideas, and editing. Must have completed Session I to participate in Session II.

Improv 1 (16+ yrs)

Michael Kasin RLCC Students learn improv concepts and vocabulary, practice new skills, become familiar with improvised performance and perform in a safe, friendly atmosphere. Students explore and experiment with creating characters and scenes, guided by Mike Kasin, a versatile theater professional who specializes in teaching beginners. All experience levels welcomed. 5 classes.

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Time

Session l

Session ll

Fee

Day

T

4-6pm

9/4-10/30

11/6-1/29

$194

Th

Time 3:30-4:45pm

Session l

Session ll

Fee

9/4-10/2

11/6-12/11

$103

NEW

Digital Film (10-17 yrs)

Study and practice professional filmmaking concepts: scriptwriting; storyboarding; casting; acting methods; location scouting; directing and blocking methods; framing/composition and mise-en-scene; multiple lighting sources; multiple sound/microphone sources; green screen and special effects; advanced editing techniques. Students produce several original short/mid-length movies to be submitted to local film festivals and for portfolios and college applications.

Video Game Design: Beginning & Advanced Skills

Day

Time

Session l

Session ll

Fee

(9-16 yrs) Freshi Media RLCC Good for both beginning and experienced game designers. Beginners working in pairs introduced to fundamental game design elements, including character creation, background design and building a complete video game level. Advanced gamers learn new game design techniques including multiple character animations and movement options, platform style games and multiple game genres. 8 classes.

T

4-5pm

9/2-10/28

11/4-1/27

$194

M 3:30-4:45pm 9/22-11/10 $128

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Teens Music

Folk Guitar

(15+ yrs)

Ray Baird RLCC

Beginners & Adv. Beg. For those interested in learning to play the guitar for fun. Cover basic guitar chords, simple strums, easy picking patterns and a little bit of music theory. Class pace adjusted to accommodate the skill variance of the students. 5 classes. No class 11/26. Day W

Time 5:30-6:25pm

W

4:30-5:25pm

Fee

Day

9/3-10/1

10/8-11/5

11/12-12/17

$107

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Ses lll

Fee

Day

9/3-10/1

10/8-11/5

11/12-12/17

$107

M

Teaches the Royal Conservatory of Music, which provides a national standard for musical achievement for all ages and skill levels.

Youth/Teens Private Lessons (7- 17 yrs) Once a week Private Lessons available in piano, voice, guitar, violin, flute, trumpet, percussion, film. State time when registering. 8 classes. Before registering, call for exact day and time at 925-245-0283.

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9/9-10/14

10/21-/11/25

$132

Time 6:45-7:45pm

Session l

Session ll

Fee

9/8-10/13

10/20-/11/24

$135

Group Piano Lessons (7- 17 yrs)

(Formerly SmARTSunlimited)

Between 3:30-7:30pm

6:30-7:30pm

Session l

This course offers easy step-by-step piano instruction for beginners. Students able to play satisfying and entertaining pieces from the very first lesson. Lessons taught in a supportive environment while learning the fundamentals of music notation, music theory and rhythm. 6 classes.

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Time

Time

Piano for Beginners (13- 17 yrs)

Ses l

Growing Minds Staff 53-Wright Bro. Ave, Suite D

M-Sat

This informative class covers songs ranging from folk to popular hits; including music from the popular show Glee and Disney fa-vorites. Lessons introduce students to ear training, breathing techniques, vocal and diction exercises, and harmonizing with others. 6 classes.

Ses lll

Growing Minds

Day

Vocal Lessons (13- 17 yrs)

Ses ll

Introduces new guitar techniques to those who have mastered the basics. Learn different ways to make your guitar sing, a variety of new songs, musical styles and some basic music theory. Sessions build on previous classes but do not require that background. 5 classes. No class 11/26. Time

Galina's Music Studio Staff 1756 First Street Enhances each individual’s musical talents and expressions while exposing the individual to a variety of musical styles. From classical to jazz, blues to pop, comprehensive Piano, Vocal, Guitar & Ukulele instruction offered to all ages and experience levels. For more information call 925-960-1194.

Ses l

Intermediate

Day

Galina’s Music Studio

Session l

Session ll

Fee

8/25-10/28

11/3-1/28

$340

Livermore Area Recreation & Park District

During group piano lessons each student receives 20 minutes of oneon- one time with our talented instructor and 40 min of ear training time with our state of the art computer software programs. Perfect class for a student just starting to develop basic piano skills or a student interested on working on specific repertoire. Day

Time

Session l

Session ll

Session III

Fee

M W Sat Sat

6:30-7:30pm 5-6pm 10-11am 3-4pm

8/25-10/6 8/27-10/8 8/30-10/4 8/30-10/4

10/13-11/17 10/15-11/19 10/11-11/22 10/11-11/22

12/1-1/26 12/3-1/28 12/6-1/31 12/6-1/31

$149 $149 $149 $149

Mor ore e Grow Growing ing Min ind ds Cla Classses FALL WINTER 2014

Navigating the College Application Maze (16+ yrs) Susan Larik from SusanPrep.com RLCC Getting ready to apply to colleges? Learn how to navigate the appliM 6:30-8:30pm 9/8 $98 cation maze! This course--designed for students and/or parents-provides an overview of the entire college application process. Learn general application procedures (public schools, private schools, Common App), early action/decision, recommendations, essays, scholarship and financial aid basics, and strategies for keeping everything organized. Many shortcuts, time-saving resources, and “insider” tips provided. 1 class. $20 for additional family member.

SAT Highlight Reel-QuickTips,Techniques & Review (16-18 yrs) Susan Larik from SusanPrep.com RLCC

Sat 9am-12:30pm 9/6 $138 The best tips, techniques, and review concepts that fit into a single session. Explore strategies for approaching each type of question, patterns and recurring themes on the test, and math concepts that almost always appear on the test. Sample questions for each section provided so students can see how the strategies apply. 1 class

Teens

Test & College Prep

Writing Essays that Shine College/Scholarship Essay Workshop (16-18 yrs) Susan Larik from SusanPrep.com RLCC

Sat 1:30-3:30pm 9/6 $78 Ready to write those essays, but not sure where to begin? Learn how to make your essays stand out among hundreds or thou-sands. Learn how to approach essay prompts, brainstorm essay ideas, and grab and retain the attention of your readers. Prepare rough outlines, and discuss how to adapt and reuse essays to save time. Bring a pen and paper or laptop, and any essay topics to work on in class. 1 class

Safety Child & Babysitting Safety (12-18 yrs) American Safety Academy RLCC

Sat

10am-2:30pm

10/4

$63

Babysitting is not just “watching” the children but being responsible for their well-being. Come learn what a sitter needs to know: how to start a sitting business, safety and emergency response, diapering, playtime, bedtime, interacting with parents and more. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a snack. 1 class.

Group Ukulele Lessons (7

Group Voice Lessons (7- 17 yrs) Ever wanted to sing in a group? During group voice lessons students learn how to harmonize their voices with others. This allows students to develop a better ear for harmonies and find their own range. Day

Time

Session l

Session ll

Session III

Fee

Th Sat

5-6pm 1-2pm

8/28-10/9 8/30-10/4

10/16-11/20 10/11-11/22

12/4-1/29 12/6-1/31

$149 $149

Teen Jam & Record

17 yrs)

Ever wanted a chance to play the ukulele? Students learn how to harmonize as well as receive individual instruction. These are the perfect starter classes for any young student interested in pursuing guitar in the future. Day

Time

Session l

Session ll

Session III

Fee

F Sat

3:30-4:30pm 5-6pm

8/29-10/3 8/30-10/4

10/10-11/21 10/11-11/22

12/5-1/30 12/6-1/31

$149 $149

(10- 17 yrs)

Students work collaboratively in a band to cover songs from their favorite musicians as well as create their own songs under the guidance of a professional musician. Develop skills in leadership, rhythm, consistent tempo, Day Time Session l Session ll Fee and adapting to musical changes while using DWA software to record songs. Full recording equipment. Students need to be at least level one and own their Th 6:30-8:30pm 9/4-10/30 11/6-1/29 $202 instrument.

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Outdoor Recreation Enjoy the sights and sounds of the natural world at Brushy Peak Regional Preserve or Sycamore Grove Park. For more information on park programs, contact the Rangers at 925-960-2400.

About Brushy Peak Regional Preserve Brushy Peak Regional Preserve is a prominent landmark from the Livermore Valley and the Central Valley. Steeped in Native American lore, pioneer history, and natural beauty, the Preserve has drawn people for hundreds of years. To protect this unique place, the Preserve is open by guided tour only.

Brushy Peak Group Adventure

Brushy Peak Adventure

Steeped in Native American lore, pioneer history, and natural beauty, the magical parkland known as Brushy Peak Regional Preserve is ready for discovery. A 3.5 mile moderate to strenuous hike (an 800 foot incline) along developed and undeveloped trails leads to a nearly 360° vista from the summit. Along the way explore unique sandstone outcroppings, search for resident/seasonal rare wildlife, and develop a greater understanding of why this restricted area of Brushy Peak is so incredibly special. Access through Ranger-led tours only. Ages 10 and over; under 18 must be accompanied by parent. Group tour. No refunds.

Sat Sat Sat

9am-2pm 9am-2pm 9am-2pm

9/27 10/18 11/15

Have a group that wants to explore Brushy Peak Regional Preserve? Ranger-led trips can accommodate up to 10 people on a group tour (see Brushy Peak Adventure description). As this a group tour, no refunds. Fee: $350.

Weekend Nature Walks Join the Sycamore Grove Ranger staff for family nature programs and walks offered each weekend. There is a parking fee of $5 and a requested donation of $3 to help support the program. Contact the Rangers for information. To receive the park’s free nature program newsletter, Valley Wilds... write us at Valleywilds@LARPD.org

$30 $30 $30

Junior Rangers (9 -12 yrs) Sycamore Grove Park Hiking, camping, playing games, exploring nature, learning outdoor skills, plus lots of fun awaits kids who join the program. Jr. Rangers meet for 10 Saturdays from January through June, and have 2 overnight campouts, including the infamous Neanderthal Camping. Meetings held 9 am -1 pm at the Sycamore Grove Park Reserved Picnic Area. Overnights and theme meetings have extended hours.

Sat

January-June

$275

About Sycamore Grove Park Sycamore Grove Park is a 775 acre open space park in south Livermore. The park provides places for people to experience the great outdoors so take a family outing, ride a horse or bike, or enjoy a picnic.

more Grove Annual Parking Pass available 12/14 resents savings over the daily parking fee. 2014 Fees prorated. Senior discount offered.

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AdultDANCE

ultDANCE NEW

Beg. Step Dance McBride School of Irish Dancing

RLCC

Dancers taught traditional Irish Dance movements, perfect technique and specific light and heavy shoe dances to music. Over time, dancers introduced to traditional Irish Team dancing and can perform in the community and, if desired, in competition. Monthly. No class 11/11.

T 6:30-7:30pm Ses I 9/9-9/30 Ses II 10/7-10/28 Ses III 11/4-11/25 Ses IV 12/2-12/23 $73

NEW

Hula Fit 101

(15+ yrs) Desiree Elder RLCC

A fun work out using yoga stretching and fundamental Hawaiian dance movements to help participants build coordination, balance, and muscle tone, while learning different routines in this low impact aerobic workout. As students learn and dance, they increase mobility, flexibility, grace and gain better body awareness and memory retention. 6 classes.

Th 6:30-7:30pm 9/25-10/30 $73

Adult Ballet

(18+ yrs) Sheridan Sullivan RLCC

Sherida Sullivan holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Dance from Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Her professional interests include Vaganova ballet technique, creative dance, choreography and performance. 5/4 classes. No class week 4/5.

Sat 9-10am

Ses I 8/23-9/20

Ses II 9/27-10/25 Ses III 11/1-12/6 Ses IV 12/13-1/24 $58

Ballroom and Social Dance

Joallyn Bohn

$65

Veterans Bldg.

Beginner Class

Learn basic moves in Nightclub two-step and East Coast Swing (Session I); Waltz and Rumba (Session Foxtrot and Cha Cha (Session III). Partner recommended but not required.

Intermediate Class

A continuation of the Beginner class with additional patterns and technique to have more and more fun and look great on the dance floor. Foxtrot and Cha Cha (Session I); Night Club 2 Step and East Coast Swing (Session II); Waltz and Rumba (Session III). Partner recommended but not required. Level Beginning Intermediate

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Time

Session l

Session ll

Session lIl

Fee

Th Th

7:30-8:30pm 8:30-9:30pm

9/25-10/16 9/25-10/16

10/23-11/13 10/23-11/13

11/20-12/18 11/20-12/18

$45 $45

Beginning Belly Dance (12+ yrs)

Aizubra RLCC

Shake stress away in this exciting class. Class includes yoga warm-ups, then Egyptian, Turkish, and Greek movements. Basic steps, finger cymbal patterns, and dancing with a silk veil covered. Great for beginning and continuing dancers to learn more about Mid-Eastern Dance. 5 classes.

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M M M

7:30-8:30pm 7:30-8:30pm 7:30-8:30pm

FALL WINTER 2014

9/8-10/6 10/13-11/10 11/17-12/15

$65 $65 $65

AdultDANCE

LARPD has six park facilities where dogs may be off leash. These areas are perfect for training, exercise, catch or frolicking. Each area is fenced and includes a water spigot. * Please conserve water. *

Bruno Canziani S. Charlotte Way Marlin A. Pound 2010 Bluebell Drive Max Baer Park 1310 Murdell Lane May Nissen 685 Rincon Avenue Robertson Park 3200 Robertson Park (restricted) Vista Meadows Park 2450 Westminster Way

DOGS ARE GOOD FOR YOU A study by the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology found that owning and caring for a dog makes us healthier and happier. Pet owners have greater selfesteem and are less fearful people than non-pet owners. Healthy Pet, Summer 2014

Line Dance Gary Clayton

RLCC

Beginner: Line dancing is a great way to exercise. Improve coordination, flexibility and balance while learning a variety of fun dances. Instruction teaches the easier step patterns and familiarizes participants with the basic techniques of line dancing. 5 classes. Day

Time

Session l

Session ll

Session lll

Fee

T

6:30-7:15pm

9/2-9/30

10/7-11/4

11/18-12/16

$33

Advanced Beginner: Designed for dancers who have attended 5 or 6 Beginner sessions and are ready to advance. Learn additional step patterns and slightly more complex dances. Day T

Time 7:15-8pm

Session l

Session ll

Session lll

Fee

9/2-9/30

10/7-11/4

11/18-12/16

$33

Intermediate: Designed for the intermediate/advanced dancer. Teaching pace is quicker as participants are expected to know all the basic step patterns. Dances taught are mostly newer line dances with some of the old classics. Drop in fee $8 per class. Day

Time

Session l

Session ll

Session lll

Fee

T

8-9pm

9/2-9/30

10/7-11/4

11/18-12/16

$33

Combination: A combination of Beginners, Advanced Beginner and Intermediate classes. Beginner/Adv. Beginner (6:30–8 pm) OR Adv. Beg/Intermediate (7:15–9 pm). Day T T

Time 6:30-8pm 7:15-9pm

Session l

Session ll

Session lll

Fee

9/2-9/30 9/2-9/30

10/7-11/4 10/7-11/4

11/18-12/16 11/18-12/16

$41 $41

Tango & Latin Dance Lois Hilton

RLCC Learn the seductive moves of Tango and other Latin dances such as Rumba, Cha-cha, Samba, Salsa and Merengue. BURN THE FLOOR with these action-packed energetic dances. Express your inner self and look like a pro at nightclubs, weddings, cruises and other social gatherings. 8 classes.

W

6:30-7:30pm

10/1-11/19

East Coast Swing Lois Hilton

RLCC

Beginners-Learn patterns and movements to a variety of tempos while learning to lead and follow partners. Never danced and think you have “two left feet” or danced a little but still are not feeling confident, then this class is it. Learn the basics and establish a solid foundation for becoming a swing dancer. Partners not necessary. 8 classes. W 7:30-8:30pm 10/1-11/19 $93

$93

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AdultFITNESS

AdultFITNESS SPIN with Real Fitness (18+ yrs) Real Fitness RLCC Rec. Bldg. This all-level indoor cycling class features a 50-minute cardio ride, including a warm-up and cool-down simulating an outdoor ride by combining various cycling techniques and intervals set to fun, upbeat music. Emphasis is on providing an enjoyable and effective workout. Great for all levels of fitness as participants determine their own intensity level. Schwinn certified instructors. Session I: 9/3-9/29 $71 Session II: 10/1-10/29 $79 Session III: 11/3-11/26 $71 Session IV: 12/1-12/22 $63

MW

6-6:50pm

Livermore's Biggest Loser: Real Fitness (18+ yrs) Real Fitness RLCC Rec. Bldg. Livermore's Biggest Loser returns! Twice a week group fitness training, progress tracking, nutritional guidelines, weekly weigh-ins and challenges. Sessions kick-off with a weigh-in and measurements (optional). Each workout combines cardiovascular and strength training. Wear comfortable workout attire. Bring towel and water. Only non-scuff athletic shoes permitted. Locker rooms, shower facilities available. Space limited. Cash prize awarded monthly for the greatest percentage of weight loss. Session I: 9/2-9/30 $75 Session II: 10/2-10/30 $75 Session III: 11/4-11/25 $66 Session IV: 12/2-12/23 $59

TTh

5:30-6:30pm

Real Fitness Boot Camp (18+ yrs)

Real Fitness RLCC Rec. Bldg. Combines both cardiovascular and strength training in every class. Don?t want to be bored with the same old workout routine? Want to feel challenged and walk away feeling stronger and better than when you walked in? Then this is the boot camp for you. Highly motivating, energy packed, workout loaded with a variety of cardio drills and strength training exercises using various equipment, techniques and activities. All moves can be modified and advanced to meet each students's individual fitness level. Ses I: 9/2-9/30 $75 Ses II: 10/2-10/30 $75 Ses III: 11/4-11/25 $66

TTh

6:30-7:30pm

Session IV: 12/2-12/23 $59

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Spinning速 Kim Brandt, Certified Spinning速 Instructor RLCC Rec. Bldg This is a class that will burn calories and rev up your metabolism. On Tuesdays ride a 50 minute workout that will include climbs, sprints, intervals, and flats set to motivating music. On Thursdays mix it up with a ride followed by strength training for your whole body. All fitness levels welcome! Bring water, a towel, a mat, and positive attitude! 10/8/6 classes. No class 11/11.

TTh TTh TTh TTh

6-6:50pm 6-6:50pm 6-6:50pm 6-6:50pm

9/2-10/2 10/7-10/30 11/4-11/20 12/2-12/18

$83 $67 $51 $51

Stretch &Tone Ayn Wieskamp

RLCC Enjoy floor exercises to improve body tone, flexibility and attitude. Leg and arm weights may be used to increase workout. ON-GOING CLASSES. Sign up at class. No class 9/1, 11/28, 12/22-1/2, 1/19.

MWF MWF MWF MWF MWF

8:30-9:30am 8:30-9:30am 8:30-9:30am 8:30-9:30am 8:30-9:30am

FALL WINTER 2014

Per Week September October November December January

(2) $26 $32 $26 $20 $26

(3) $38 $44 $35 $29 $35

Tricia Moore, MSW, Iyengar Yoga Certified RLCC Participants in these classes will learn the art and science of the basic yoga postures, taught primarily in the tradition of renowned yoga master BKS Iyengar. Flexibility, balance, strength, stress-reduction and an increased sense of well-being are benefits of the practice. Consistent yoga practice leads to refined awareness of our potentials on physical, mental, and spiritual levels. For more info, go to www.yogadelvalle.com. 8/6 weeks. No class 11/11.

T T

6:45-8:15pm 6:45-8:15pm

9/9-10/28 $104 11/4-12/16 $78

ContinuingYoga

Tricia Moore, MSW, Iyengar Yoga Certified RLCC For yogis who have learned the basic yoga poses and ready to deepen their practice with greater connection to body, mind and spirit. Additional inversions, backbends and seated forward bends, and breathing practices introduced. Suitable for new students with prior Iyengar yoga experience. For more info, go to www.yogadelvalle.com 8/6 weeks. No class 11/24, 11/28. Day M F

Time

Session l

5:30-7:15pm 9:30-11:15am

Session ll

9/8-10/27 $114 9/12-10/31 $114

11/3-12/15 $86 11/7-12/19 $86

Yoga Drop-In Tricia Moore, MSW, Iyengar Yoga Certified & Judith Boggs, RLCC Attend a yoga class above on a per class basis. Contact the instructor to find out which class is suitable for you. Go to www.yogadelvalle.com for more information.

Yoga for Baby Boomers

Tricia Moore, MSW, Iyengar Yoga Certified RLCC Yoga is an ancient rejuvenating practice and an excellent crosstraining for today's active adults. The pre-eminent yogis of our era have adapted and refined yoga methods for different ages and body conditions. Anyone can practice yoga and benefit. This class has several components: deep release of tight muscles and connective tissue, active strengthening with breath and postures, and rest and relaxation. Take a class with your peers! For more info see www.yogadelvalle.com. 6/8 classes. No class 11/27.

Th Th

9:30-11am 9:30-11am

9/11-10/30 11/6-12/18

AdultFITNESS

BeginningYoga

$104 $78

GentleYoga

Judith Boggs,Yoga Certified RLCC Make every day your best day by adding energy and focus to your life through a gentle yoga practice - excellent for beginning yoga . The yoga poses are low-impact and promote overall fitness, muscle relaxation and flexibility. This is a good entry level class for those who want a slower approach to a traditional yoga practice. No class 11/24. 7 classes. Drop-ins welcomed. Day

Time

M

10:45am-Noon

Session l

Session ll

Fee

9/8-10/20

10/27-12/15

$88

M, T, Th, F $16 per drop-in

Barbara Van Trease Vets Bldg Ever wonder why students return again and again? Because it’s fun! Performed to today’s hottest music, Jazzercise has fused the art of aerobic jazz dance, with kickboxing, hip-hop, Pilates, strength training and Yoga. Jazzercise will improve your aerobic endurance, muscle tone and flexibility. Leave class feeling relaxed, energized and stress free. Childcare at M-F AM only. For new student specials, call 925-447-8890 or visit us at www.jazzercise.com. SIGN UP AT CLASS. M-Sat M MW

9am 5:30pm 6:30pm

Regular Body Sculpting Regular

W 5:30pm TTh 6pm

Regular Regular

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MARTIAL ARTS

Adult

MARTIAL ARTS

Aikido of Livermore

Aikido of Livermore/Shinrei Dojo

3985 First St. Suite C

Aikido Beginners Course (13+ yrs)

Shinkendo, Samurai Swordsmanship (13+ yrs) Emphasizes traditional and effective samurai swordsmanship, which leads to both practical ability and an understanding of classical martial arts. Comprehensive study of the sword once practiced in ancient Japan and is an amalgamation of several styles of Japanese swordsmanship. Training includes sword swinging drills and combative sword drawing and cutting forms practiced alone that simulate combat. Class will cover sword etiquette, safe handling skills and an understanding of classical martial arts. 5 classes.

A non-violent, Japanese martial art. The techniques teach participants to blend with the power of an attack, neutralize it and bring the attacker under control without necessarily inflicting serious injury. The principles of Aikido help foster positive ways to deal with conflict and provide an alternative to natural response of power versus power. Training promotes proper posture, balance, centering and improved physical coordination. 5 classes.

Day

Time

Session l

Session ll

Fee

Day

Th

7-8:30pm

9/4-10/9

10/16-11/20

$72

T

Time 7-8:30pm

Session l

Session ll

Fee

9/2-10/7

10/14-11/18

$72

Livermore Martial Arts Academy 4070 East Ave Girl’s & Women’s Self Defense & Personal Violence Prevention Seminar (12+ yrs)

There are 77 million victims of abuse every year in the U.S. with one in three women and children becoming victims of violent abuse. Every day 2000 kids are abducted in the US. Fight Like a Girl is a 13-year proven program of unique techniques and skills developed by Sensei Kym Rock to teach women and girls to think smarter and get away from an attacker, abductor or abuser. The mission: eliminate violence and abuse against women and girls. Day

Time

Session l

Session ll

Fee

F

7:30-9pm

8/29

10/3

$17

Karate/Martial Arts for Self Defense (13+ yrs) Teen and adult program comprised of a traditional blended Martial Arts curriculum taught from a variety of disciplines including Karate, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and Muay Thai kickboxing. Classes including standing and ground techniques for self-defense, including a fitness and conditioning emphasis.

TTh

$53

Fight Form-Fitness Circuit Training (13+ yrs)

Fight Form is High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) that combines exercises from different martial arts and workouts. It aims to let a person experience what a fighter goes through while training for a match, without the physical contact! It doesn't matter what your current fitness level is. Fight Form will help you achieve your fitness goals, all in less than 45 minutes! LMAA is now certified by one of the top MMA schools in the Philippines where Fight Form originated. The founder is Erwin Tagle, one of the pioneers of MMA in the Philippines. Fight Form is a very popular workout among Philippine celebrities. MW

Livermore Area Recreation & Park District

9/16-10/9

NEW

Day

44

7:45-8:15pm

Time 7:30-8:15pm

FALL WINTER 2014

Session l

Session ll

Fee

9/15-10/8

10/13-11/5

$42

Bob & Kathy Berger A Korean martial art similar to Japanese Karate. Become proficient in martial arts fundamentals and forms while learning self-discipline. Learn self-defense, gain confidence in martial arts skills by learning sparring techniques and by breaking boards. Advance through the colored W 6:30-8:30pm 8/27-12/17 $99 belts to become a Black Belt. www.dublintangsoodo.com. No class 11/19.

When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. Lao Tzu

Tai Chi Chuan

Geoff Lee and Jeff King

RLCC

Tai Chi is a high-level internal martial art that blends positive and negative, light and dark, active and quiet, yin and yang. Training is slow and relaxed, useful for health meditation and internal breathing. This style has 108 movments; suitable for students of all ages. Sessions physical in nature. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. No class 11/27, 12/26, 1/1.

Beginning Movements/Concepts

AdultMARTIAL ARTS

Karate (18+ yrs)

Beginners taught the first 18 of the 108 movement forms.

Th 7:15-8:30pm 10/9-1/15 $77

Intermediate/Advanced Movements/Concepts Intermediate students work on learning all 108 movements and the concepts that transform movements into a flowing dance of soft energy. Advanced students may explore the connections to Qi Gong, Kung Fu, work, relationships and other aspects of life. Pre-requisite Beginning.

Th 6:30-7:45pm 10/9-1/15 $77

Ravenswood – upcoming events OLD-FASHIONED ICE CREAM SOCIAL

Sunday, August 10 Noon–4 pm Step back in time for games, music, historical demonstrations and more! Call 925.443.0238 for details. Presented by the Ravenswood Progress League and LARPD.

APPLEFEST 2014

Sunday, September 14 1–3 pm Tour the orchards and taste antique apple variations. Find out what an “apple-slinky” is, make cider, play old fashioned games. Orchard tour at 1:15 pm. $2 donation requested. Call 925.960.2400 for details. Presented by LARPD Rangers.

DOCENT TOURS

2–4 pm

Every 2nd and 4th Sunday monthly. Call 925.443.0238 for more details. Presented by the LARPD Progress League.

2647 Arroyo Road, Livermore, California • 925.373.5700 REGISTER NOW LARPD.ORG

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Adult

Arts & Performing Arts

NEW

Pastels and Other Media

Improv (16+ yrs)

Michael Kasin

RLCC

Learn improv concepts and vocabulary, practice new skills, become familiar with improvised performance and perform in a friendly atmosphere. Through improv games and exercises, students play, explore and experiment with creating characters and scenes, guided by Mike Kasin, a versatile theater professional who specializes in teaching beginners. All experience levels welcome. 5 classes. No Class 11/27

Th 6:30-8pm Ses l: 9/4-10/2 Ses ll: 11/6-12/11 $103

NEW

Silk Painting

Linda Beach

RLCC

This beginning class in silk painting shows students the magical process of applying dyes to silk fabric. Learn to use a silk hoop and the techniques for making a beautiful silk scarf. Silk dye kits available for purchase. Bring a painting smock. 1 class.

Sat

10am-2pm

10/25

$83

Painting-Watercolor & Acrylic

Linda Beach RLCC Instructor demonstrations combined with student practice in the basic techniques of watercolor or acrylics teach beginners the fundamentals. Continuing and experienced painters sharpen skills and work in a supportive environment on individual projects. All are encouraged to bring their art to the next level. All skill levels welcome. Ask for suggested supply list at registration. 6 classes. No class 11/11.

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7-9pm

10/7-11/18

$120

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Linda Beach RLCC Explore the medium of soft pastels. Work on sanded papers and apply various techniques. Use still life or photo reference for inspiration. The instructor will have some basic supplies available in addition to the suggested supply list at registration. 4 classes.

W 7-9pm

10/1-10/22

$80

Woodcarving

Tri-Valley Carvers RLCC Beginning carvers start with a basic project using a carving knife and progress to a relief project using various chisels and gouges. Students may bring in a project of their choice. Instructor works with each student to develop the skills needed to complete projects. Attend anytime between 6–8 pm on Wednesday. $4 drop in.

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6-8pm

Ongoing

$4 Drop-in

Art on Wednesdays

Vera Lowdermilk RLCC Start a new painting or drawing or bring one to finish. Local artist, Vera Lowdermilk, has 6 weeks of a variety of projects using different mediums just for you. All levels are welcome to be creative and have fun at “Art on Wednesday.” No class 11/26. 6 classes.

W 10:30-12noon W 1-2:30pm W 10:30-12noon W 1-2:30pm

FALL WINTER 2014

9/10-10/15 9/10-10/15 10/22-12/3 10/22-12/3

$75 $75 $75 $75

Lynn Pesonen

RLCC

Lynn Pesonen has been teaching in the Bay Area since 1996 helping thousands to learn valuable computer skills by offering quality training. Laptops provided with two people per computer or participants may bring their own. Take home class manual provided for all classes.

Hands-on Microsoft PowerPoint

Hands-on Computer: Windows, Excel, Word If you don’t know them, you need to. Even if you think you do, you probably need to re-familiarize yourself with the basics of Word and Excel. This class helps students stay current and use their new knowledge immediately. 3 classes.

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9/16-9/30

You may know how to work with Excel, but do you know how to make it work for you? Learn the tricks needed to keep up in today’s fast computer-based world and cut work time in half! Auto-fill data, create and use formulas and format print ready spread-sheets and charts. 1 class.

6:30-8:30pm

10/7

10/14-10/21

10/28

$63

Tired of paying someone else to create your publications? Learn to create flyers, brochures, newsletters, invitations and more! Don’t start with a blank piece of paper, modify a pre-designed format and use your creativity to produce the design and content exactly as you want it. With the skills learned, create impressive material. 1 class.

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6:30-8:30pm

11/4

$63

Hands-on Microsoft Word-Mail Merge

You have digital photos you’ve taken, now what? Learn how to upload, organize and how to edit pictures with PhotoShop Elements. The concepts learned will allow students to enhance and preserve personal photos. One person per computer. 2 classes.

6:30-8:30pm

6:30-8:30pm

Hands-on Microsoft Publisher

$63

Hands-on Digital Photo & Photoshop Elements

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Hands-on Microsoft Excel: Next Step

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Impress your audience! Design, enhance and conduct dynamic presentations as a powerful means of communication. Learn how to work with design formats, bulleted lists, pictures, objects, and apply animation effects to enhance the visual appeal of presentations. 1 class.

SPECIAL AdultINTEREST

Computer Classes

Have you ever needed to send the same letter to multiple recipients or print envelopes or labels to a group of people? Then learn the power of Mail Merge in 6 easy steps. Create a name and address list to merge the list to print onto letters, labels and envelopes so each is personalized. 1 class.

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$113

6:30-8:30pm

11/18

$63

Tri-Valley Trailblazers present 3rd Annual Horse Faire Sat. October 11, 2014 • 9am-5pm Robertson Park, Livermore, CA

FREE

Lil Cowpoke Rodeo Corral for special needs youth 5-15 years old. Pony Rides • Food • EBRPD Mounted Police Horse Clinics • Equestrian & Boutique Shopping Special Guest Trainer Susan Dockter (Reservation required, $195/fee)

REGISTER NOW LARPD.ORG

More info: www.trivalleytrailblazers.com

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Adult How to make Raw Snacks using Superfoods (16+ yrs) ThuyMAC Family Holdings

Cooking

RLCC

A hands-on class where students learn how to make raw snacks: lemon bars, chocolate brownies, coconut bites using mangosteen, maca root, lucuma, moringa, etc. Students learn the essentials of superfood ingredients and how to use each in a daily recipe. No cane sugar, corn syrup or food dyes: just beet sugar, bee pollen or coconut palm sugar used. Fee includes supplies. 1 class.

T 6:30-8:30pm 9/9 $59

How to Make Healthy Quick Meals (16+ yrs) ThuyMAC Family Holdings RLCC Learn how to make three different meals/dishes: breakfast, lunch and dinner in 5 minutes. Practical recipes provided. The meals are a combination of raw and cooked dishes. Superfood, organic when available, ingredients with no MSG, food dyes, preservatives, or cane sugar. Only beets or coconut sugar used. Includes all supplies. 1 class.

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(16+ yrs) ThuyMAC Family Holdings RLCC Learn how to make green smoothies, herbal teas and chai. Walk away with formulas while learning to craft your own products. Discussion and literature on detox, what herbs to use for men and women, and the differences in juicing/smoothies vs. raw cooking. Superfood ingredients such as maca, lucuma, ginkgo, goji berry, mangosteen and moringa used. Includes all supplies. 1 class.

6:30-8:30pm

9/16

6:30-8:30pm

9/23

$59

How to Make Children Healthy Meals (14+ yrs) ThuyMAC Family Holdings RLCC

For parents who want to learn how to make mac-n-cheese from scratch, chicken nuggets, cheeseburgers and healthy versions of children meals. Includes supplies. 1 class.

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How to Make Herbal Tea

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6:30-8:30pm

10/7

$59

How to Make Thanksgiving Meals using all Organic and Alternative Ingredients (14+ yrs) ThuyMAC Family Holdings RLCC Learn how to make healthy Thanksgiving meals by using only organic ingredients and making healthy dishes. Includes supplies. 1 class.

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6:30-8:30pm

11/18

$59

Foreign Language

Italian for Travelers

Adult Amigo EspaĂąol Class

(13+ yrs) Valeria Arienti RLCC

Planning a trip to Italy? Curious about the language? Here's a fast and fun way to learn how to introduce yourself, ask questions about food, directions and more. For class, purchase the book: Learn Italian the Fast and Fun Way, 3rd edition, by Marcel Danesi; Barron's editor. 8 classes.

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9/20-11/8

$143

A+ Spanish Academy Staff

RLCC

A beginner total Spanish immersion class. The goal is to attain conversational skills through: verb conjugation, writing, reading and conversational activities. Curriculum includes learning and reviewing: ABC’s, numbers, vocabulary, phrases and more. Students taught based on their particular level. Hand-outs for writing, reading, and conversation provided. If registering for second student (amigo) at the same time, price is 50% off. 6/7 classes. No class 11/11.

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Livermore Area Recreation & Park District

FALL WINTER 2014

$183

How to Make 100% Natural Lip Balms/Tints (14+ yrs) ThuyMAC Family Holdings

RLCC

Do you know that a personal care product is already two years by the time it gets to your house? Come learn how to make your own 100% natural fresh lip balms and tints tailors to the color desired. Vegan lip products also available. Fee includes supplies. 1 class.

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6:30-8:30pm

10/14

$59

How to Make 100% Natural Holiday Gifts: Bath Salt and Bath Oil (14+ yrs) ThuyMAC Family Holdings

Want to save money on holiday gifts and tailor-made gifts for loved ones? It’s 100% hands-on and 100% handcrafted by you! Make bath salts, bath oils and body scrubs scented with 100% pure essential oils of your choice. Includes all supplies. 1 class.

T 6:30-8:30pm Ses I: 10/28 Ses II: 12/2

How to Make 100% Natural Holiday Gifts: Body Serum/Lotion and Body Butter (14+ yrs) ThuyMAC Family Holdings

6:30-8:30pm

Ses I: 10/21

Ses II: 12/9

$59

Tell us why “Parks make life better!” for you.

RLCC

Want to save money on holiday gifts and tailor-make gifts for loved ones? This class is 100% hands-on and 100% handcrafted by you! Make bath salts, bath oils and body scrubs scented with oils of your choice. Includes all supplies. 1 class.

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SPECIAL AdultINTEREST

Health and Beauty

Write us at info@larpd.org

$59

Jack Marling

RLCC

Learn natural ways to increase lifespan by up to five years. Learn natural ways to reduce illness incidence. Simple procedure can reduce heart attacks by 88% and strokes by 50%. Learn natural (non-drug) methods that may treat ailments. 1 class.

Sat

10-11am

10/11

$13

Have your

celebration with LARPD

• Ravenswood Historic Site • Robert Livermore Community Center • The Barn • Veterans Memorial Building

facilities@larpd.org 925.373.5703 REGISTER NOW LARPD.ORG

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Music

Folk Guitar (15+ yrs) Ray Baird

RLCC

Beginners & Adv. Beg.

Adult

Interested in learning to play the guitar for fun? This course covers basic guitar chords, simple strums, easy picking patterns and a little music theory. Class pace adjusted to accommodate the skill variance of students. 5 classes. No class 11/26.

W 5:30-6:25pm

Ses I: 9/3-10/1 Ses II: 10/8-11/5 Ses lII: 11/12-12/17

$107

Intermediate

Designed to introduce new guitar techniques to those who have mastered the basics. Learn different ways to make your guitar sing. Learn a variety of new songs, musical styles and some basic music theory. Sessions build on previous classes but do not require that background. 5 classes. No class 11/26.

W 4:30-5:25pm Ses I: 9/3-10/1 Ses II: 10/8-11/5 Ses lII: 11/12-12/17

Galina’s Music Studio

$107

Galina's Music Studio Staff 1756 First St. (Vine Center)

Enhances each individual’s musical talents and expressions while exposing the individual to a variety of musical styles. From classical to jazz, blues to pop, comprehensive piano, vocal, guitar and ukulele instruction offered to all ages and experience levels. For information call 925-960-1194.

Piano for Beginners

Step-by-step course guides students through the fundamentals of piano playing which includes rhythm, music notation and music theory. Challenging enough to be interesting, yet easy enough to experience a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction. 6 classes.

T 7-8pm Ses I: 9/9-10/14 Ses II: 10/21-11/25 $137 Sat 1:30-2:30pm Ses I: 9/6-10/11 Ses II: 10/18-11/22 $137

Vocal Lessons

Whether you just want to learn to sing for your own enjoyment or pursue a professional career in music, this course provides the start! Learn how the human voice works, warm-up exercises, professional hints/tips and lots of great tunes to sing. 6 classes.

Th 7-8pm Ses I: 9/4-10/9

Safety

Ukulele

Have you ever wanted to play an instrument and sing along? If so, the ukulele is the perfect instrument; easy to learn and fun to play. The first lesson teaches basic rhythms and chords to play a simple song. Additional lessons teach increasingly complex chords. 6 classes.

Th 7-8pm Ses I: 9/4-10/9

Ses II: 10/16-11/20 $127

2014 Jr. Giants Program

Ses II: 10/16-11/20 $132

CPR, AED & First Aid American Safety Academy Staff RLCC

Learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of cardiac arrest, injuries and sudden illnesses; how to deal with emergencies like cardiac arrest, bleeding, shock, burns, sprains, fractures, allergic reactions, seizures and more in hands-on environment. Wear comfortable clothing and closed-toe shoes. 2-year certification issued on class completion. Bring a snack to class. 1 class.

Sat 9:30am-2pm Ses I: 9/13 Ses II: 10/11 Ses III: 12/6 $82

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LARPD’s Mike Garza with SF Giants Amy Frantz prepping for the Jr. Giants program at LARPD

FALL WINTER 2014

Music Time Academy

2155 Las Positas Ct., Suite R

If you know the basics of singing or a standard rock band instrument (guitar, bass, drums, keyboard), but do not yet have folks to jam with, we welcome you to participate in our garage band start-up course. Under the guidance of a professional musician, stu-dents will play music together in a fun, supportive and pressure-free setting - and you won't even have to make space in the garage or face noise complaints from the neighbors! 6 Classes.

W 8-9pm Ses I: 9/3-10/8 Ses II: 10/15-11/19 Ses III: 1/7-2/11

Writing Fiction Les Mahler

RLCC Sycamore

Is there a James Patterson or JK Rowling inside you wanting to come out? What does it take to become a writer? This class will help you learn not only how to be a fiction writer, but what it takes to become a fiction writer. You have the tools, but may not know it. 8 classes. No class 10/4

Sat M

9-10:50am 7-8:50pm

9/6-11/1 11/3-12/22

$63 $63

SPECIAL AdultINTEREST

Rock & Blues Garage Band Start Up

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We offer you hundreds of engaging online courses for adults, covering every topic from SAT Test Preparation to Career Ideas. Each ed2go course comes equipped with a patient and caring instructor, lively discussions with your fellow students and plenty of practical information that you can put to immediate use. So visit ed2go.com/larpd and sign up today!

Visit our site to learn more. www.ed2go.com/larpd REGISTER NOW LARPD.ORG

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Fall Drop-In

All participants must buy Drop–in pass. 5 visits $15, 10 visits $25, 20 visits $40. Wear non-scuff athletic shoes only. NO GUM or TOBACCO.

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

11:30am-1:30pm

11:30am-1:30pm

11:30am-1:30pm

11:30am-1:30pm

11:30am-1:30pm

Pickleball

Pickleball

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Basketball Pickleball

Basketball

Family Fun Drop-In Come enjoy some fun and games with your young one! We will provide the equipment, you drop in and play! The following will be set up for your enjoyment: Jump House, Basketball, Football, Soccer, Parachute games, T-ball, Badminton, Ping Pong

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11:30am-1:30pm

$3 for Children (Parents FREE)

Adult Beg./Inter. Tennis

Calvin Thompson USPTA Pro 1 Dorothy Svets Tennis Complex Class will focus on all strokes, modern techniques, correct grips, footwork and rallying skills. 4 classes.

T 6:30-7:30pm $50 Ses I: 9/9-9/30 Ses II: 10/7-10/28 Ses III: 11/4-11/25 Ses IV: 12/2-12/23

Classes “Get better now!” Adult Group Golf Lessons

Las Positas Staff 917 Clubhouse Drive The best group lessons in the Bay Area! Limited space, class covers every aspect in the game of golf. From the full swing to playing the golf course, any level golfer can come out to and experience a great atmosphere and more. Clubs and range balls provided during class. Contact Travis Howser at Las Positas Golf Course at 925-455-7820 for information. All Las Positas Group lesson participants receive a discount on sets of golf clubs.

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Adult Inter./Advanced Tennis

Calvin Thompson USPTA Pro 1 Dorothy Svets Tennis Complex Class will focus on modern techniques, spin, strategy, point play, court positioning and shot selection. 4 classes.

T 7:30-8:30pm $50 Ses I: 9/9-9/30 Ses II: 10/7-10/28 Ses III: 11/4-11/25 Ses IV: 12/2-12/23

$99 $99

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FALL WINTER 2014

Sport

League Season

Day/Time/Place

Registration

Deadline

BASKETBALL Fall

9/14-11/23 No games on 9/28

Sunday 6:30pm, 7:30pm 8:30pm RLCC

8/4-8/29

8/29 4:00pm

SOCCER Fall-Adult Coed

9/15-11/24

Monday 8:30pm Robert Livermore Sports Park

8/4-9/5

SOCCER Winter 2015 Men’s & Coed

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Friday Robert Livermore Sports Park

11/3/141/9/15

Team Fee

Contact

$495

Kacy Houston 925.373.5733 khouston@larpd.org

9/5 4:00pm

$895

Vicki Wiedenfeld 925.373.5709 vwiedenfeld@larpd.org

1/9/15 4:00pm

$895

Vicki Wiedenfeld 925.373.5709 vwiedenfeld@larpd.org

AdultSPORTS

Fall and Winter Leagues

LARPD Fall Disc Golf Tournament (8+yrs) LARPD staff

Ernie Rodrigues Softball Complex, 1717 S Livermore Ave

Day/Date/Time Registration Registration Deadline Sunday 10/19 9am-5pm

8/25-10/7

Can register day of tourney if space allows

Players can choose from the following 4 divisions: • Youth (ages 8-14) - All holes played as Par 4’s • Women (15+) all holes played as Par 3’s, • Recreational (15+) all holes played as Par 3’s • Competitive (15+) all holes played as Par 3’s

Fee $29/player

Contact Shane Governor 925.373.5731 sgovernor@larpd.org

• All players play 3 rounds of 10 holes, awards given to top 3 places in each division. Play rain or shine.

Rentals

LARPD Batting Cages

Ernie Rodrigues Softball Complex, 1717 So. Livermore Ave. The LARPD batting cage can be used for hitting as well as pitching and catching and is great for teams and individuals looking to improve their baseball fundamentals. Ask about renting the whole facility for your next team party or company event. Fees: Without Pitching Machine - $20hr; With Pitching Machine - $50 for 1st Hour - $20 each additional hour Contact: Vicki Wiedenfeld, vwiedenfeld@larpd.dst.ca.us or 925-373-5709.

RLCC Gym Rental

For gym rentals, contact Kacy Houston at (925) 373-5734 or email at khouston@larpd.org. Download a gym rental application at www.larpd.org.

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55+SERVICES Young AT

Heart

Senior Services Supervisor Maureen Gandara-Swinbank and 40+ year volunteer extraordinaire Delma Kline. Office Hours: M-Th, 9 am-Noon, 12:30-4 pm Holiday Closure: Sep. 1, Nov. 11, Nov 27 & 28, Dec. 24 & 25, Dec. 31, Jan. 1, 2015 Senior Services Office will be closed December 24-January 2. The Open Heart Senior lunch program holiday schedule is the same as LARPD's. Phone: 925-373-5760 Fax: 925-960-2457 Senior Hotline: 925-373-5702 ext. 5 Website: www.larpd.org Services, Programs, and Classes are subject to change. Age requirements vary for services such as Open Heart meals, Wheels passes, BART tickets, etc. • BART Tickets - Only for Seniors • Billiards • Bingo • Card Groups • Consults • Dial-A-Ride tickets–Only for Seniors • Golden Circle Senior Craft Group • Health Insurance Counseling (HICAP) • Health Screening / Blood Pressure / Footcare • Information and Referral • Legal Assistance for Seniors (LAS) • Newsletter 9-13 YEARS • Senior Support of the Tri-Valley Case Management • Travel Training-Wheels • Wiesner Memorial Fund

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Consultations

The Senior Services office offers consultation appointments. Have questions or need help with issues such as defining various levels of housing and placement needs, Medicare and Medi-Cal information, legal assistance, Health Care Directive information, financial emergencies, etc., Senior Services is an information and referral source. For information or an appointment call 925-373-5760.

Eyeglass Cleaning and Adjustment

Do your glasses need a little TLC? Free eyeglass minor adjustments and repairs, including cleaning lenses provided by a volunteer optician on a first-come-first-serve basis the first Tuesday of the month, 10:30 am-1 pm. All ages welcome.

Financial Emergency Assistance for Seniors The Wiesner Memorial Fund is a special fund for seniors 60 and older who need financial assistance in the event of an emergency. The fund is administered by a nonprofit board of directors. To request assistance, call 925-373-5760.

Health Insurance Counseling (HICAP)

Need help understanding Medicare or other health insurances? HICAP services and appointments available by calling 925-373-5760.

Legal Assistance for Seniors (LAS)

Legal Assistance for Seniors provides a lawyer for consultations. Consultations are done once a month and may be done by telephone. For seniors 60-plus and people assisting a person 60-plus. No Wills. Call 925-373-5760 for more details.

For your enjoyment–Lending Library - Free

Vintage Lounge Take advantage of the free lending library in the Vintage Lounge at the Robert Livermore Community Center, featuring mysteries, suspense, western, romance, science fiction and more. Six books may be borrowed at a time. Patrons may enjoy reading and stay cool with the Indian Summer weather or sit by the fireplace on chilly days. Dedicated volunteers keep the donated books organized and labeled by category. To donate paperback books, call 925-373-5760.

Helpful Phone Numbers LARPD Senior Services Center.... 925-373-5760 Ombudsman................... Open Heart Lunch Program....... 925-373-5764 HMO Complaint Hotline. Wheels Dial-a-Ride.................... 925-455-7510 Senior Hotline................ LARPD District Office.................. 925-373-5700 Wheels (bus).................. Senior Support of the Tri-Valley.. 925-931-5379 Social Security.............. Elder Care Locator (www.eldercare.gov)........................................................ CRIL (Community Resources for Independent Living)................................... Alameda County Senior Programs Adult Protective Services......... 866-225-5277 Area Agency on Aging.............. 800-510-2020

Livermore Area Recreation & Park District

510-638-6878 800-400-0815 925-373-5702 ex 5 925-455-7500 800-772-1213 800-677-1116 925-371-1531

Conservatorship............ 510-636-8820 Public Guardian............. 866-658-5820 LARPD Hotline............... 925-373-5702

FALL WINTER 2014

Monthly community and special interest programs with expert guest speakers. No fee. Reservations encouraged

Newcomers

Staff and Volunteers Vintage Lounge New to Livermore? Newly retired? Never been to the Robert Livermore Community Center? Come meet the staff and learn about senior programs and services. Tour the state-of-the-art facility. Stay for lunch by calling Open Heart Senior lunch program at 925-373-5764. Call the Senior Services office, 925-373-5760, at least 3 days in advance to reserve space for the tour.

-LIVE AND LEARNAugust - Travels with Paula

Dining with Open Heart Daily Lunch M-F Daily Lunch with Open Heart for 60+ RLCC Larkspur Room Funded in part by Alameda County Area on Aging Please join us for a healthy lunch with soup, salad, entrĂŠe and dessert after an exercise class or before a movie. The senior daily lunch program is served restaurant-style M-F beginning at 12 noon. Make reservations by calling 925-373-5764. Walk-ins welcomed. Suggested donation is $3.00 per person 60 and over. Meal tickets with 10 punches available for $30.

M-F Noon $3 suggested donation for 60+

Paula Woerner-LARPD Senior Recreation Leader RLCC Vintage Lounge Paula, our very own travel expert shares the "ins and outs" of traveling with the LARPD trip program. Paula is a wonderful resource for the novice or experienced traveler, with many stories and situations to share.

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MONTHLY COMMUNITY INTERESTS

10:30-11:30am

October - Healthy Cooking: The Squash Lady Marlene Chaplin from Perry and Sons RLCC Palo Verde Join Marlene as she demonstrates how to prepare squash: stuffed zucchini, pumpkin pie, baked butternut or steamed crookneck. Enjoy tasting fresh recipes from the bountiful harvest of these versatile vegetables. Reservations are encouraged.

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10/14

10:00am-1:00pm

November - Neptune Society

Debbie Leuthauser - Community and Family Service-Livermore Office RLCC Vintage Lounge Debbie provides information regarding final arrangement choices from a wide range of options that can easily be tailored to individual and family wishes.

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11/18

10:30-11:30am

December - Daisy Blue Naturals Tammy Sachs-California Daisy Blue RLCC Vintage Lounge Tammy demonstrates how to keep your skin soft and glowing, during the cold winter months, with a truly all natural skin care line. She also provides tips for keeping skin radiant at any age. Door prizes!

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12/9

10:30-11:30am

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Special Luncheon Register on line or by phone (925)-373-5700 by date listed in advance (no refunds). Reservations are required for catered luncheons. For more information, see the Prime Time newsletter or call the Senior Services office at (925) 373-5760.

December - Holiday Luncheon Cresta Blanca From Thanksgiving through New Year’s, it's a wonderful time of the year to surround yourself with good friends and good food. Begin the joy and festivities of the season with our catered Holiday Luncheon. Entertainment: TBD. Reservations deadline: by 4 pm on 11/24.

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12/4

11:30am-1:00pm

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Special Events MOVIES Reservations required in advance by deadline listed for each special event. Call 373-5700

More Movie Madness

RLCC Vintage Lounge Showtime is 1 pm. Enjoy movies ranging from favorites to recent releases. For more information, call Senior Services, 925-373-5760.

August - Hot August Nights Ice Cream Social Sycamore Room "I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream." Come in out of the heat to build your own sundae, play some games and have fun! Call 373-5700 for reservations. Reservation deadline: by 4pm on 8/7

Th

8/14

2:00-3:30pm $4 Fee

FREE

September - Senior Center Month - CHP Presentation “Understanding Elder Abuse�

Cresta Blanca

September is Senior Center Month, and the Tri-Valley Senior Centers are promoting and sharing their activities. Following the theme "Living Well", LARPD's Senior Services is sharing a presentation "Understanding Elder Abuse" by Officer Todd Smith, California Highway Patrol - Golden Gate Division Office. Call 373-5700 for reservations. Reservation deadline: by 4pm on 9/9

T 9/16 10:30am-12:00pm FREE Continental Breakfast

FREE

October - Halloween Social

RLCC Vintage Lounge Wear your best costume and join us for a special afternoon with cookies, apple cider and Halloween fun. Call 373-5700 for reservations. Reservation deadline: by 4pm on 10/27

F

10/31

2:00-3:30pm FREE

Golden Circle Senior Craft Group RLCC-Arroyo Room The Golden Circle Senior Craft Group will hold its annual Holiday boutique at the Robert Livermore Community Center. Shop for hand-made and unique gift items at unbeatable prices! 95% of the proceeds go to local charities.

T-W

9:00am-3:00pm

Date

Movie

M 9/1

NO MOVIE TODAY - Labor Day - LARPD is Closed

Th 9/18

Saving Mr. Banks 2013 (PG-13) Biography/Drama

M 10/6

Redwood Highway 2013 (PG-13) Drama

Th 10/16

The Grand Budapest Hotel 2014 (R) Comedy

M 11/3

The Railway Man 2013 (R) Biography/Drama

Th 11/20

Draft Day 2014 (PG-13) Drama/Sport

M 12/1

Heaven is for Real 2014 (PG) Drama

Th 12/18

The Christmas Candle 2013 (PG-13) Drama

M 1/5

The Other Woman 2014 (PG-13) Comedy/Romance

Th 1/15

Chef 2014 (R) Comedy

Viewers are advised to consider the film ratings, which may be based on language, violence or sexual content.

Estate Planning Estate Planning: Trust vs Wills Jennifer Thaete, estate planning and probate attorney RLCC Review the primary options in creating an estate plan including: Trusts, Wills, Financial and Health Care Powers of Attorney. Review what a Will is and how a Will works versus a Trust and how a Trust works. A general overview of Probate and Estate Taxes presented..

W T Th

7-8:30pm 7-8:30pm 7-8:30pm

9/10 10/7 11/6

$13 $13 $13

Medi-Cal 101

Holiday Boutique

56

FREE

11/4-11/5

Livermore Area Recreation & Park District

Jennifer Thaete, estate planning and probate attorney RLCC Overview of the Medi-Cal system for long term care. Helps seniors and their loved ones understand how Medi-Cal works for long term care (nursing home care), what it covers, how to plan in advance for it, and pros and cons of using it.

W

7-8:30pm

FALL WINTER 2014

10/15

$13

FREE

Flu Shots

Alameda County Public Health Dept. RLCC Flu and pneumonia shots will be provided to persons 60 and over or persons with disabilities. No reservation necessary. First come, first served. Seating provided while you wait.

TBA

FREE

Hearing Screening and CTAP Equipment Distribution

California Public Utilities Commission RLCC Free amplified phones, captioned phones, speech assistance units, picture dial and portable phones offered by the California Public Telephone Access Program for eligible seniors. Phones are specially designed for individuals experiencing restricted mobility, challenges with speech or who are visually or hearing impaired. Audiologist Ken Billheimer conducts one-on-one hearing screenings to match each individual with the appropriate phone. Call 925-373-5760 to reserve space in advance.

F

9:30am-12:00pm

9/26

FREE

FREE

W 9:30am-11:30am 10/15-11/26 FREE

FREE

Gluten Free - To Be or Not to be?

Sponsored by Senior Support of the Tri-Valley through grants Kristin Fitzpatrick, MS RLCC Over the past few years, gluten has become a hot topic. Join us for a chat about gluten, learn what gluten is, discuss the pros and cons of a glutenfree diet, why some people need to avoid it, why some choose to avoid it, how to identify it and what foods contain gluten. 1 class.

Th

FREE

FREE

Safe Gardening

Ida Hirst - Physical Therapist RLCC - Palo Verde Learn how to keep your body strong and safe while gardening and learn the proper way to bend and stoop to standing positions. It's also helpful in learning ways to dig and weed the garden without putting yourself at risk for injury. 1 class.

T

10:30-11:20am

9/16

FREE

FREE

These Feet are Made for Walking Ida Hirst - Physical Therapist RLCC - Palo Verde Join in this lecture on common foot problems and what can be done about them. Come learn more about your feet, how to walk correctly and what things you can do to improve your feet. 1 class.

T

10:30-11:20am

11/4

Diabetes & You

Marisa Castaldini - RD CDE RLCC Do you have Type 2 diabetes or Pre diabetes? This 7 week series helps participants understand what diabetes is and how to manage it through diet, exercise and medications. Learn how to read labels, check blood sugar and how to eat the foods you love while maintaining or improving your blood sugar levels. Alameda County Public Health Department offers a free class series to adults with type 2 or pre diabetes. Participants must sign up for the entire series. Each class is 2 hours. 7 classes.

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Health

11:00am-12:00pm

12/4

FREE

Hypertension & You

Marisa Castaldini- RD CDE, Angie Orante- Health Educator RLCC Do you have high blood pressure? This 4-week series helps you understand the causes of high blood pressure and how to manage it through diet, exercise and medications. Alameda County Public Health Department offers a free class series to adults who are concerned about their blood pressure. Participants must sign up for the entire series. Each class is 2 hours long. 4 classes.

W

9:30-11:30am

9/10-10/1

FREE

FREE

Sodium: How to Tame Your Salt Habit

Sponsored by Senior Support of the Tri-Valley through grants Kristin Fitzpatrick, MS RLCC We literally can't survive without sodium. And salt, which is the chief supplier of this mineral, helps muscles contract, sends nerve impulses and regulates fluid balance. But consuming too much sodium can negatively impact health. Learn the basics of sodium, ways to moderate intake, and top food sources for sodium. A taste testing activity Included. 1 class.

Th

11:00am-12:00pm

10/9

FREE

FREE

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Safety AARP Smart Driver Course American Assoc. of Retired Persons (AARP) Sycamore Content covers the aging process and how it affects the mature driver. Completion of this course allows seniors 50+ to receive auto insurance discounts. Pre-registration with payment is required. Only checks made payable to AARP accepted. No cash or credit card. Call the Senior Services office at 925-373-5760 for more information.

Th Sat

1-5:30pm 10/9, 10/16 8am-5:30pm 12/6

American Assoc. of Retired Persons (AARP) Sycamore This 4 hour refresher course for people who have taken the 8 hr. class within the last 3 years. Condensed content version of the full day class. A certificate of completion will be provided. Pre-registration with payment is required. Only checks made payable to AARP accepted. No cash or credit card. Call the Senior Services office at 925-373-5760 for more information.

9am-1pm

8/8

Russia

$15/$20 $15/$20

AARP Smart Driver Refresher Course

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LARPD Trips: Memories

$15/$20

Japan

Yosemite

Join LARPD 55+ on trips around the world! Check out page 62-63 for details. Photos are courtesy of Travel Photographer/LARPD trip patron Justin Trent. Don’t miss Justin’s “Iceland” travel photographs showcase at the Robert Livermore Community Center in January 2015.

Drop-In Programs Enjoy these fun, social, stimulating activities year-round while challenging your brain. Drop-in fee of $2 applies for the day. Days vary and subject to change. Some activities require advance RSVP. See Prime Time newsletter for details or call the Senior Services office at 925-373-5760.

RLCC–Arroyo Rm

Pinochle Billiards Bridge

MWF M-F Th, F

varies by day varies by day 1-4pm

Bingo for Fun

Larkspur Room This game is low key for those who want a casual afternoon of bingo. Drop-in fee of $2 plus 5 cents a card with a limit of 6 cards per game. New players welcome.

W&F

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1:15-3:30pm

$2 Drop-in fee

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Golden Circle Craft Group

Larkspur South Enjoy working in a social setting with other Golden Circle members on sewing, knitting, crocheting and other textile projects – all to benefit various charities in Livermore! This group meets weekly 11 months out of the year working on handmade projects that are sold for at the annual November Holiday Boutique!

M

12:30-2:30pm

Weekly

NO FEE

Mahjongg (American Version)

Larkspur South Looking for a partner to play this ancient tile game? Mahjongg is great for improving your memory and thinking skills. Play on a regular basis.

Th

1-4pm

FALL WINTER 2014

$2 Drop-in fee

Sign up in advance to avoid cancellations

Art on Wednesday

Vera Lowdermilk RLCC Start a new painting or drawing or bring one to finish. Local artist, Vera Lowdermilk, has 6 weeks of a variety of projects using different mediums just for you. All levels are welcome to be creative and have fun at “Art on Wednesday.� 6 classes. No class 11/26.

W W W W

10:30am-12noon 1-2:30pm 10:30am-12noon 1-2:30pm

9/10-10/15 9/10-10/15 10/22-12/3 10/22-12/3

Memoir & Personal Essay Writing Down Your Memories

Susan Wilson

RYCC - Sycamore

Ever wanted to write stories? Or been told that you should write about your life; write a book? Explore and uncover the moments of life that are uniquely yours and write them into narrative essays and memoir. After all, memoir is French for memories. 6 classes. No class 9/16, 9/23, 11/11.

$75 $75 $75 $75

T T

1-3pm 9/9-10/28 1-3pm 11/4-12/16

$63 $63

Writing Fiction Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Appreciate your friends. Continue to learn. Do what you love. Live as this is all there is.

Les Mahler RLCC - Sycamore Is there a James Patterson or JK Rowling inside you wanting to come out? What does it take to become a writer? This class will help you learn not only how to be a fiction writer, but what it takes to become a fiction writer. You have the tools, but may not know it. 8 classes.

Sat M

-Ann Radmacher

3D Greeting Cards

1:30-3:30pm 1:30-3:30pm 1:30-3:30pm 1:30-3:30pm 1:30-3:30pm

9/6-11/1 $63 11/3-12/22 $63

Writing from Personal Experience

Katrin Field RLCC - Sycamore Room Learn to create gorgeous 3-dimensional greeting cards. With the upcoming holidays in mind, receive supplies to create at least 5 cards featuring Fall and Winter themes. Materials mostly imported from Holland and Germany and the UK. Bring a pair of scissors and tweezers and be prepared to have a lot of fun. Class for beginners and experienced paper crafters. Supply fee is $20. 1 class.

F F F F F

9-10:50am 7-8:50pm

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Special Interests

9/26 10/24 11/14 12/5 12/12

$5 $5 $5 $5 $5

Susan Wilson RLCC - Sycamore Do you have a story to tell? Interested in writing about family, childhood, a trip, or some unusual experience? This workshop teaches students how to write stories and articles based on life experiences. 6 classes. No class 9/18, 9/25, 11/27.

Th Th

10am-Noon 10am-Noon

9/11-10/30 11/6-12/18

$73 $73

Senior Scholarships

Open to people 60+ residing in LARPD who are unable to participate in the LARPD senior programs due to financial hardship. Senior Scholarships funded through private donations. Contact Maureen Gandara Swinbank at 925-373-5765 for scholarship information.

Watch for Additional Programs Check the newsletter, Prime Time, or the LARPD website www.larpd.org for additional programs. Program suggestions welcomed. Call the Senior Services office at 925-373-5760.

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T 9-10 am Th 9-9:40 am

9/9-10/14 (enroll in Level 2 Beginners this session) 10/30-12/18 $73

Zumba Gold Basic

Carol Atkinson RLCC - Sycamore Learn how the Feldenkrais Method of Awareness through Movement's gentle lessons can teach you to move with less effort and by connecting movement with thought, increase mental alertness. Most lessons are done on the floor. Anyone needing assistance, please contact instructor. Accommodations will be made. 8 classes. No class 11/11.

T

5-6pm

9/23-11/18

$99

Walking with Purpose

Ongoing through December 1, 2014 - Open Enrollment Designed for all levels of walkers. Walk at your comfortable pace Groups leave from the RLCC lobby to walk around the park and other Livermore locations. Focus is on time not distance. Goal is to walk a minimum of 15 minutes at your own pace.

M -Th

8:30am or 10:30am

9/15-12/18

$15

Yoga for Self Care

Carol Atkinson Discover how to use yoga poses and Iyengar-inspired therapeutic techniques to relieve physical and mental stress, increase flexibility, balance and strength, enhance mind/body awareness and ability to relax. Taught in an easy-going, non-competitive atmosphere. Suitable for all participants able to get to and from the floor. Inform the instructor of any injuries, medical conditions or limitations. 8 classes. No class 11/11.

T

1-2:30pm

9/23-11/18

$51

Alice Johnson RLCC–The Studio Ready to Zumba? Low-impact fitness exercise class with easy-to-follow moves to Latin inspired music like salsa and cha-cha. Energizing fitness program that feels friendly and helps burn calories. No prior Zumba or dance experience is necessary. Bring water, wear comfortable exercise shoes/attire. Drop-in fee $8 per class. Wed 7/8 classes. Sat 6/8 classes. No class 10/18, 10/22,10/25.

W W Sat Sat

9:30-10:20am 9:30-10:20am 9-9:50am 9-9:50am

LARPD has implemented a 50% water reduction in the parks.

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$31 $35 $27 $35

Zumba Gold Level 2 Alice Johnson RLCC–The Studio Uses the same low-impact and easy to follow Latin-inspired dance steps like salsa and cha-cha but at a higher intensity than Zumba Gold Basic. Bring water, wear comfortable exercise shoes. Drop-in fee $8 per class. 7/8 classes.

W 8:30-9:20am W 8:30-9:20am

9/3-10/15 10/29-12/17

$31 $35

Zumba Gold Level T-TH Alice Johnson RLCC Have you always wanted to try Zumba? This 30 min Zumba Class is great if you are looking for a "quick" workout or just starting your fitness program. The class is low-impact with easy-to-follow moves to get you energized and get fit! No prior Zumba or dance experience is necessary. Bring water, wear comfortable exercise shoes/attire and be ready to enjoy a fitness workout while having fun. Drop-in fee $5 per class. 9/15 classes. No class 11/11, 11/27.

T/Th Ses 1: 9/2-9/30

California Drought...

9/3-10/15 10/29-12/17 9/6-10/11 11/1-12/20

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Move Easily Again with The Feldenkrais Method

8:30-9am (30 minute classes) $21 Ses 2: 10/28-12/23

$33

Zumba Gold Basic

Yuko Diehl RLCC–The Studio Dance/fitness class with easy to follow steps for active 55+. Receive a total body aerobic workout through dance. Created to emphasize the basics, this low impact program is easy-to-follow. Enjoy dancing and exercising with Latin and international music. Wear workout shoes and bring water. No dance experience necessary. Drop-in fee $8 per class. M 8 classes. Th 8/7 classes. No class 11/27.

M M Th Th

9:30–10:20am 9:30-10:20am 9:30–10:20am 9:30-10:20am

9/8-10/27 11/3-12/22 9/4-10/23 10/30-12/18

$35 $35 $35 $31

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55+TRIPS Trip Registration

RLCC Palo Verde Register yourself and one other person on a first-come basis. Flyers with trip details and dates available one month before sign-ups. Trips not available through online or phonein registration. After Trip Registration dates, sign-ups accepted in the Senior Services office or by phone. Call 925-373-5760.

Fall Sat Winter/Spring Sat

8/16/14 1/10/15

8:15-10:45am 8:15-10:45pm

Japan Trip, June 2014

Venture Trips Spring/Summer 2014 Explore the Bay Area and beyond on day and overnight trips via LARPD vans. Day trips must be paid for at the time of sign-ups. Over-night trips require a $25 non-refundable deposit at sign-up. $12 processing fee charged for day trip cancellations. Persons under age 50 welcomed if space is available. Sign up in the Senior Services office. Call 925-373-5760 for information. (Trip dates subject to change)

Paula Woerner & Barbara Garvin, Columbia River Gorge, OR

VENTURE TRIPS FALL 2014 W Th T

SEPTEMBER 2014 9/3 Coastal Tour to Half Moon Bay 9/11 Santa Cruz Follies 9/30 Apple Hill

OCTOBER 2014 W 10/8 Mark Twain’s “A Murder, A Mystery and A Marriage Sun 10/12 Hornblower Fleet Week Brunch T 10/21 Elkhorn Slough Cruise NOVEMBER 2014 Sat 11/8 “Jersey Boys” at CA Music Theatre W 11/12 Olives, Chocolate, and Almonds

T Sun Sat W

12/2 12/7 12/13 12/17

DECEMBER 2014 Poinsettia Farm “Beach Blanket Babylon” The Singing Christmas Tree “Sander’s Family Christmas” at Sierra Rep

JANUARY 2015 Sun 1/4 “Dirty Dancing” at the CA Music Theatre T 1/13 Gilroy Outlets

Sugar Pine Railroad, Yosemite

Upcoming trip, December 2014 - Poinsettia Farm

EXTENDED & OVERNIGHT TRIPS

Music Cities Tour: Jackson Square, New Orleans;Riverboat in Memphis; Grand Ole Opry, Nashville. See newly added trip to Greece, Italy, & Turkey on pg. 63

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W-Th

OCTOBER 2014 10/29-30 Gold Country Overnighter

Sun-M

NOVEMBER 2014 11/16-24 Music Cities Tour

T-Th

FEBRUARY 2015 2/10-12 Snow Train

FALL WINTER 2014

FRE

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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2014 6:30PM The U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West is coming to the Robert Livermore Community Center for a recital program of chamber music featuring the only active-duty Air Force band west of the Rockies.

Open to the Public. Reservations required by 9/19

925.373.5700

LATE BREAKING TRIP ADDED: GREECE, ITALY, TURKEY! SEE PAGE 63

LARPD is a Special District: “What is a Special District?” LARPD is a special district with specific focuses on open space FLEXIBILITY & REGIONAL CAPACITY conservation and preservation, neighborhood parks and sports fields, and recreational programming and services for all ages. Special districts offer A special district can serve large regions or small neighborhoods based on need, not political boundaries—no other type of government can cross city and county lines. This offers flexibility to local communities unique benefits, including: address the unique needs of the diverse state communities.

FOCUSED SERVICE

A special district performs a specific set of services well and without distractions, which leads to innovation as well as prudent long-term planning. They heighten the level of services desired by their constituencies and deliver unmet service needs.

ECONOMIC SOLUTIONS

Special districts can offer just the amount of government that residents want at the price they can afford. Where residents want a specific, new or enhanced service they can trust will be delivered, a special district can succeed; and, a district will link the cost of that service to the benefit

INFRASTRUCTURE

Special districts can build and operate urgently needed infrastructure without straining city, state or county balance sheets.

VOTER DRIVEN

Special districts cannot be formed, nor raise taxes, without the consent of the voters. Most of these districts are governed by board members elected from their communities; others are appointed to fixed terms.

OPEN & TRANSPARENT

A special district must file an annual independ-ent audit with the county auditor and an annual financial statement and compensation report with the State Controller. Local Agency Formation Commissions conduct regular municipal service reviews of each special district. And, every special district board must comply with FPPC regulations, the Public Records Act, and all open meeting requirements in the Brown Act.

-excerpt from California Special Districts Association http://www.csda.net/special-districts/fact-sheets/local-values-district-values/

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Activities Index ............................................ ......................................... 2-3 Registration ... ................................................. ........................................ 4–5 Aquatics ......... Preschool ................................................ 6-7 Play to Learn ..............................................7 Interest................ ................ 8-10 Preschool Special Interest Art..............................................................8 Cooking ......................................................8 Music .................................................... 9-10 Theater..................................................... 10 Youth Dance................................................. 12-13 Gymnastics......................................... 14-15 Martial Arts........................................ 16-17 Youth Special Interest ...................... 18-25 Art............................................................18 Breaks/Camps.................................... 18, 24 Cooking ....................................................19 Film, Theater, Video ............................ 19-20 Game Design.............................................21 Languages ................................................21 Magic .......................................................21 Music ................................................. 22-23 Public Speaking ........................................25

Safety ......................................................25 Sciences...................................................24 Youth Sports Sports........................................ ........................................ 26-31 Baseball....................................................26 Basketball.................................................27 Cheer........................................................27 Flag Football .............................................27 Golf ..........................................................29 Lacrosse ...................................................29 Soccer................................................ 28-29 School’s Out Sports Camps.......................26 Tennis.......................................................30 Tournaments & Leagues............................31 Track & Field ............................................29 Volleyball ..................................................30 Teens...................... Teens .................................................... .............................. 34-37 Driving School.......................................... 35 Film & Stage............................................ 34 Music ...................................................... 36 Safety ..................................................... 37 Test & College Prep ................................. 37 PAL Middle Schoo Schooll Before & After School Program .................... 34

Sports Associations Basketball (CYO) St. Michael’s St. Charles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . http://smsccyo.org/ Blue Dolphins Swim . . . . .dolphinswimming.org East Bay Men’s Soccer League . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.ebmslcup.com/ Fusion Soccer League (LYSL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.fusionsc.org Livermore American Little League . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.eteamz.com/lall Livermore Aqua Cowboys . . . www.teamunify.com/Home.jsp?team=plac Livermore Girls’ Softball Association . . . . . . . . . . . . www.livermoregirlssoftball.org Livermore Granada Little League . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.granadalittleleague.com

Livermore Junior Football League . . . . . . . . . . www.livermorejuniorfootball.com Livermore National Little League . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.eteamz.com/lnll Livermore Youth Football and Cheer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .www.eteamz.com/lyfc Livermore Youth Soccer League – Fusion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .www.lysl.org Old Saturday Stumblers Soccer League . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.osssl.org Phantom Lacrosse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . http://phantomlacrosse.org/ Valley Roller Hockey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.valleyrollerhockey.net West Coast Soccer Club . . . . . . . . . . . www.westcoastsoccerclub.com

On the Cover: LARPD Landscape Architect Chiye Azuma (at the controls) directs construction of brand new Cayetano Park. Also pictured, Tom Purcell, Tim Barry, Riley Purcell, Robbie Purcell, Michelle Newbould, Dave Best, John Lawrence. Read more about the exciting project on the center pages. Rangers: p. 39, Bobcat, Sycamore Picnic Shelter, Hawk, Hiking Patrons (courtesy of Emily Ballus: p. 60-Tai Chi Theresa De La Vega) Gina Halferty: Cover, p. 32, 33, 54, 55 Justin Trent: pg. 58-Russia, Japan, Phil Doyle: p. 21-Little League, p. 53-Basket- Yosemite ball Players U.S. Air Force: p. 63-U.S. Air Force Band Gustavo Luna: p. 23-Parks Make A Better Life of the Golden West Zack Silva: p. 31-Sports Camps, Sports Boys, Paula Woerner: p. 62, Japan, Columbia Sports Girls River, Yosemite

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Outdoor Recreation ..................................... ................................. 39 Brushy Peak Regional Preserve ................... 39 Sycamore Grove Park .................................. 39 Junior Rangers............................................ 39 Adults Dance.................................................... 40-41 Fitness................................................... 42-43 Martial Arts........................................... 44-45 Adult Special Interest Interest.......................... ..........................46-51 46-51 Arts & Performing Arts............................... 46 Computer Classes...............................47 & 51 Cooking ...................................................... 48 Foreign Language ........................................ 48 Health & Beauty......................................... 49 Music ......................................................... 50 Online Learning ............................................51 Adult Sports ........................................... ...........................................52-53 52-53 Batting Cage and Gym Rentals..................... 52 Fall and Winter Leagues (Basketball, Soccer)53 Tennis......................................................... 52 Disc Golf Tournament.................................. 53 55+ Services .......................................... ..........................................54-63 54-63 Financial, Health, Legal, Notary................... 54 Lending Library ........................................... 54 Senior Scholarships..................................... 54 Helpful Phone Numbers............................... 54 55+ Programs Holiday & Special Events ............................ 55 Community Interest .................................... 55 Luncheons................................................... 55 Special Events ............................................ 56 Movies........................................................ 56 Estate Planning........................................... 56 Health......................................................... 57 Nutrition..................................................... 57 Safety ........................................................ 58 Drop in Programs ........................................ 58 55+ Classes Special Interest........................................... 59 (Art, Crafts, Writing) Fitness .................................................. 60-61 55+ Trips Local and Extended/Overnight..................... 62-63

Other frequently requested non-LARPD contacts Adult Education . . . . . . . 925-606-4722 Bankhead Theater. . . . . . . 925-373-6100 City of Livermore Animal Control. . . . . . . 925-371-4848 Library . . . . . . . . . . . . 925-373-5500 Planning/Tree Trimming 925-960-4000 Police Department . . . .925-371-4987 CPR classes (Red Cross) 1-800-520-5433 Del Valle Dog Club . . . . . . .925-455-4158 Lake Del Valle (EBRPD) . . 925-373-0332 Los Vaqueros Reservoir . . 925-688-8225 School District (LVJUSD) . 925-606-3200

FALL WINTER 2014

LARPD Numbers LARPD Office 925-373-5700 Hotlines 925-373-5702 Sports Fields/Turf Conditions Press 1 Aquatics/Pool Press 4 Senior Services Press 5 LARPD Foundation 925-373-5786 Aquatics 925-373-5751 Class Registration 925-373-5700 Equestrian Park 925-373-5709 Facilities Rentals 925-373-5703 Parks Maintenance 925-960-2440 Preschool Information 925-960-2486 Ranger/Nature Staff 925-960-2400 Recreation 925-373-5700 RL Community Ctr. 925-373-5700 Gymnasium 925-373-5733 Sports Field Rentals 925-373-5709 Volunteers 925-373-5765 Youth Services 925-960-2480

presents:

Swim

5–6 yrs 7–8 yrs

9–10 yrs 11–12 yrs

25 yds (1 lap) 50 yds (2 laps)

1 mi 2 mi

100 yds (4 laps)

3 mi

50 yds (2 laps) 100 yds (4 laps)

13–14 yrs

Bike

2 mi 3 mi

Run /4 mi

1

/2 mi /2 mi 1 mi

1 1

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Registration Open Aug. 9 – Sept. 9 at the Robert Livermore Community Center 4444 East Ave., Livermore, CA 94550

1 mi

Register early. Limited space available in each age group. Bring your own bike, helmet & swim gear

$25/person thru Sept 9 (includes T-shirt) $35/person after Sept 9 (if space available)

For more information, contact Kacy Houston, 925.373.5733 or khouston@larpd.org

Holiday Happenings 1. Breakfast with Santa

Saturday, December 13, 9:00 am Robert Livermore Community Center, 4444 East Avenue, Livermore • • • •

Open to adults and children, 10 yrs. and under. $10 per person, everyone needs a ticket – No tickets sold at the door. Pre-registration required, starts Nov. 1 at the LARPD office. Enjoy a delicious sit-down pancake breakfast, then all children will have the opportunity to sit on Santa’s lap and make a holiday craft.

2. Santa Visits

How would you like Santa to make a personal appearance at your home, office or party? LARPD has arranged for the big, red-suited man to make sneak visits.

Saturday, December 20

• Sunday, December 21

• Packages from Santa may be left on the porch for Santa to bring the gift in and deliver directly to your children. • Registration: Tues., Dec. 2 from 5:30–6:30 pm, LARPD office. First come-first-served. • Sign-ups continue after Dec. 3rd at the LARPD office until spaces are filled. • $45 per 10-minute visit anytime between 5:30–8:30 pm. (Sorry, Santa can only visit Livermore residents).

3. Letters from Santa

Would your child like to receive a personal letter from the North Pole? • Applications online at www.larpd.org or visit the LARPD office to put your requestt in starting Dec. 1st. • Last day to request a letter is Noon on Dec. 19. • $3.50 per letter.

For more information call LARPD at 925.373.5700 or visit larpd.org

No registration on the day of event

9 am – Noon

Register online at LARPD.org or call 925.373.5700

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Mariachi Sol de Mexico

WORLDWIDE AMBASSADORS OF MARIACHI Thu OCT 30 7:30pm

#New Magic

LUMA: Theater of Light

ALEX RAMON PRESENTS Sun AUG 10 at 3pm

ART IN DARKNESS Fri NOV 14 8pm

The Pirates of Penzance

The Manhattan Transfer “LIVING ROOM SESSIONS” Sun NOV 16 7pm

LAMPLIGHTERS MUSIC THEATRE AUG 23, 24 3

Asleep at the Wheel

HOLIDAY TRADITIONS FROM THE EMERALD ERALD ISLE Sun DEC 7 2pm

GRAMMY WINNING KINGS OF WESTERN SWING Tue AUG 26 at 7:30pm 1

An Irish Christmas

A Chanticleer Christmas

National Acrobats of China

A GLORIOUS HOLIDAY FAVORITE Tue DEC 23 7:30pm

SENSATIONAL CIRQUE PEKING Fri SEP 12 8pm

Tango Buenos Aires

LVPAC Lobster Clambake

���SONG OF EVA PERÓN” Wed JAN 7 7:30pm

A BENEFIT AT WENTE VINEYARDS Sat SEP 13 5pm

Leo Kottke

Russian National Ballet Theatre

ArtWalk Livermore

The Music of ABBA

“SWAN LAKE” Mon FEB 2 7:30pm

MASTER OF ACOUSTIC GUITAR Fri OCT 3 8pm

ARRIVAL FROM SWEDEN Fri FEB 20 8pm

13TH ANNUAL DOWNTOWN ARTS FESTIVAL Sat OCT 11 11am-5pm

The Lettermen

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FIRST GENTLEMEN OF SONG Thu OCT 23 7:30pm

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Cirque Zuma Zuma

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Mark Nizer: Live in 3D

A NEW DIMENSION IN JUGGLING AND COMEDY COMED Sun APR 12 2pm

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