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Activities Index Aquatics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5–7 Preschool. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Preschool Special Interest. . . . . . . 9–10 Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Cooking. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Language. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Music. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Science . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Theater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Youth Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Dance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Gymnastics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12–13 Martial Arts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14–15 Youth Special Interest. . . . . . . . . . 16–19 Cooking. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Film, Theater, Animation & Game Design. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16–17 First Aid & Safety. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Languages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Magic. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Music. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Sciences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18–19 Youth Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20–23 Spring Camps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Baseball & Softball . . . . . . . . . . . 20–21 Basketball . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Bowling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Fitness. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Football. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Golf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Soccer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Tennis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Volleyball. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Teens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24–25 Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Driving School. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Film & Stage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Music. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Test & College Prep. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 PAL Middle School Before & After School Program. . . . . . . . . 25 Outdoor Recreation. . . . . . . . . . . . 28–29 Brushy Peak Regional Preserve. . . . 28 Sycamore Grove Park. . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Junior Rangers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Camp Shelly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Adults Dance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Fitness. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31–32 Martial Arts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Adult Special Interest. . . . . . . . . . 34–37 Art & Photography. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Computer Classes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Aviation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Cooking & Gardening . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Education & Language . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Health & Safety. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35–36 Home Movies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 Music. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

On the Cover: The Rosendin Family: Maggie, Chris, Andie and Darwin, their dog, in Sycamore Grove Park. Andie says, “ We’ve been visiting Sycamore Grove Park for 13 years. It was one of the first outings we made when we moved to Livermore. I was pregnant with Maggie. It was also one of the first outings for Maggie as a newborn.” Pictured left Maggie and Andie in 2001 at SGP. Photos by: Gina Halferty (Cover, pages 3, 26 and 27).

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LARPD Numbers to Know

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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

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

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Online Learning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Adult Sports. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40–41 Winter Leagues. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 (Basketball, Football, Soccer, Table Tennis) Tennis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Spring Leagues. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 (Fastball, Softball) Golf and Disc Golf Tournament. . . . . 41 Summer Leagues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 (Basketball) Gym and Batting Cage Rentals. . . . . 41 55+ Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42–47 Financial, Health, Legal, Notary . . . . 42 Lending Library. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Senior Scholarships. . . . . . . . . . . . . .42 Helpful Phone Numbers . . . . . . . . . . 42 55+ Programs Holiday & Special Events . . . . . . . . . 43 Community Interest. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Luncheons. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Nutrition. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Taxes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Wellness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Trips, Local and Extended/Overnight.44 Drop in Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 55+ Classes Fitness & Exercise . . . . . . . . . . . 45–46 55+ Special Interest. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 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

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

8th Annual Polar Bear Slide, January 5

Free

Start the New Year off with an exhilarating ride down the water slide. Hot chocolate will be waiting for you at the bottom. Must be at least 48” tall to participate. FREE! Sat 1/5 11 am–Noon

Recreational Public Swim Pools open: Sat/Sun Noon–6 pm 5/4–6/9 Mon Noon–6 pm 5/27 Memorial Day Daily 20 Visit Admission Pass Under 48” $3 $50 Over 48” $5 $90 Spectator $4 $70 *Children under 2 years of age FREE with an adult admission

Passes For use only during recreational swim hours. Enjoy unlimited use of the Robert Livermore Community Center Pools during recreational swim times. Valid from 5/4–9/29 Adult . . . . . . $125 Senior (55–69).$100 Child (2–4). . . $50 Senior (70+). . . . $50 Youth (5–17).$100 *Family. . . . . . $300 *Buy a family pass for immediate family members living at your address (for up to five family members). Additional family members, living at your address, are $25 each. A limited number will be sold on a first come, first served basis.

Toddler Time

12 yrs+ For adults and students interested in working out on their own. Beginners to experts are welcome. Lanes may be assigned and circle swimming is required.

6 months–5 yrs Aquatic Staff RLCC Pool A special “toddlers only” swim time for you and your child to enjoy the zero entry pool with other little ones, minus the bustle of older children. Swim diapers required for children not yet potty trained. An adult can accompany up to two children, 6 months to 5 years, at a time. This is a non-structured swim program. No class 5/27, 6/7, 6/10, 6/12, 7/4, 9/2. MWF 10–11:30 am 5/6–9/30 $2/person

WINTER/SPRING LAP SWIM 1/5–6/1

A note about the weather The RLCC Pools are heated between 78–80 degrees. However, wind and cool weather do cool the pools throughout the day. Warm wrap and towel recommended, and possibly wear a rash guard or wetsuit when participating during the Winter and Spring. Pool remains open during rain. Classes held rain or shine. Pool closed and classes/programs canceled in lightning or intense fog.

Times

Mornings

MWF

6–8:30 am

Mid–Day

MTWThF

9 am–1:25 pm

Evenings

MWF

5–7 pm

Sat

Sat

8–11 am

Fees

Single Admission

Swim Passes

Adult

$3.00

15 for $40; 50 for $122

Youth/ Seniors

$2.50

15 for $34; 50 for $100

No Lap Swim 1/21, 2/9, 2/18, 5/27. Schedule Subject to Change

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Splashball 6–10 yrs Aquatic Staff RLCC Pool Splashball is a “T-ball” version of water polo designed to introduce the sport of water polo to boys and girls 6–10 years of age. Learn basic skills and to understand the sport of water polo in a recreational format while providing social development through participation in a team sport. No class 4/5. F 3:30–5 pm 3/22–5/17 $80 winter/spring 2013

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Swim Lesson Descriptions Lesson descriptions are on the LARPD web site www. larpd.dst.ca.us by clicking on Winter/ Spring 2013 Brochure. ALL LESSONS ARE AT THE RLCC POOL.

Mon./Wed. Swim Lesson Schedule $40 for seven 25-minute classes. Session K 5/1–5/22.

Adult/Teen Lessons

Home School Swim

Adult/Teen lessons are offered for all skill levels, from very beginner (those afraid of the water) to advanced skills. Course emphasis on individual skill improvement and endurance. Students progress at their own pace with hands-on instruction and encouragement provided by the instructor. MW 5:30–5:55 pm 5/1–5/22 $50

6–18 yrs Aquatic Staff RLCC Pool Join your friends in this fast paced Physical Education experience where participants can improve swimming skills and play water games. W 1:30–2:30 pm 5/1–5/29 $50

TIMES AND ACTIVITY NUMBERS 4:30 pm

5 pm

Parent/Child

5:30 pm

X

Preschool

X

X

Level 1

X

X

X

Level 2

X

X

X

Level 3

X

Level 4

X

Level 5

X

Saturday Swim Lessons $40 for four 40-minute lessons. Session I 5/4–5/25 TIMES AND ACTIVITY NUMBERS

9:30 am

10:15 am

11 am

X

X

Parent/ Child Preschool

X

X

X

Level 1

X

X

X

Level 2

X

X

X

Level 3

X

X

Level 4 Level 5

X X

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5 yrs+ Offers your child a chance to work one-on-one with an instructor for four consecutive days. Private lessons can be the appropriate setting to assist your child in water confidence or skill refinement. $95 for four, 25 minute lessons. TIMES

DAYS & DATES MW 4/29–5/8

MW 5/13–5/22

4–4:25 pm

x

x

5–5:25 pm

x

x

5:30–5:55 pm

x

x

6–6:25 pm

x

x

Staff and campers having fun at Aquatic Adventure Camp.

Water Exercise The following exercise programs use water as resistance to displace 90 percent of a participant’s body weight, eliminating stress on the joints. Classes will help develop increased flexibility, cardiovascular fitness, and muscle tone in a most refreshing way. For men and women of all ages.

Deep Water Exercise

1/5–6/1 DEEP WATER EXERCISE

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

Days

Times

MWF

9–9:55 am

MW

5:30–6:25 am

Sat

8:15–9:10 am

Shallow Water Exercise

Punch Cards: $60 for 10 classes; $115 for 20 classes; $170 for 30 classes

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

Livermore Area Recreation & Park District

SHALLOW/DEEP WATER EXERCISE TTh

9–9:55 am

Drop-in fee $7 per class

No class on the following days: 1/21, 2/9, 2/18, 5/27

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Water Safety Instructor

LARPD Electric Eels Swim Team

Joy Jessop RLCC Pool Participant will be certified to teach the American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim program at course completion. Pre-course written and skills test will be given at the first class session. Pre-registration required. Participants MUST be at least 16 years old by the end of class. Fee includes books and materials. Must attend all classes. Fee for all classes: $225. W 5:30–9 pm 3/27 TTh 8 am–3 pm 4/2, 4/4 Sat 8 am–3 pm 4/6, 4/20 4/14, 4/28 Sun 8 am–3 pm

5–18 yrs Coach Sarah Marcus

Lifeguard Training Aquatic Staff RLCC Pool Course focuses on the lifeguard’s job in a swimming pool environment. Victim recognition, surveillance and equipment-based rescues emphasized. Course includes certification in CPR for the Professional Rescuer and basic first aid. Attendance at all classes required for certification. Participants must be 15 years old by the end of the course. Fee includes books and materials. W 3/6 7–8:30 pm $225 Sat/Sun 3/9–3/17 8 am–5 pm M–Sat 4/1–4/6 8 am–4 pm $225

The Electric Eels are part of the Valley Swim League! LARPD’s summer recreational swim team is open to youth who are able to swim one length (25 yds) of the pool, continuously, using any of the four competitive swimming strokes (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly). Focus on stroke development and introduction to the sport of swimming. Swimmers are encouraged to sign up for LARPD’s conditioning class to improve their strokes, starts, and turns in preparation for swim team.

Aquatic Staff RLCC Pool For people whose CPR for the Professional Rescuer or Lifeguard Training certificates are about to expire or have expired. CPR only: Sun 3/17 8–11 am $50 Sat 4/6 8–11 am $50 8 am–4 pm 8 am–5 pm

5/28–6/13 AGES

DAYS

TIMES

5–8 yrs

M–Th

3:30–4:15 pm

FEE $155

9–12 yrs

M–Th

4:15–5:15 pm

$155

13–18 yrs M–Th

5:15–6:30 pm

$155

6/18–7/27 5–8 yrs

M–F

9:15–10 am

9–12 yrs

M–F

8:15–9:15 am

13–18 yrs M–F 7–8:10 am Electric Eels Key Dates: Sat 5/18 9–10 am Registration No Practice 7/4 Sat 5/18 10 am Parent’s Meeting /Coaches meet swimmers Eels hosts swim meet at RLCC Pool Fri 6/21 Sat 7/27 League Championship

Lifeguard Training Challenge

Full Class: Sun 3/17 Sat 4/6

SWIM TEAM WORKOUT SCHEDULE

$75 $75

Valley Swim League Opponents: Castlewood Barracudas, LVTC Fireballs, PVC Dolphins, Rhonewood Sharks, Ruby Hill Riptides, San Ramon Aquabears, and Sunset Sunsets.

USWP-LARPD LAZERS Water Polo Team RLCC Pool LARPD has a United States Water Polo (USWP) team, governed by USWP, which encourages high standards of play and good sportsmanship. As a USWP Club team, all practices and competitions will be sanctioned, requiring all participants to be currently registered with USWP. Membership is $60. Become a member at www.usawaterpolo.org. No practice 12/24–1/7, 1/21, 2/18, 4/1–4/5. 14 & Under Water Polo Team MWF 4–5:30 pm 11/28–2/8 MWF 4–5:30 pm 3/4–5/17

$275 $275

15 & Up Boys Water Polo Team TTh 6–8 pm 11/29–2/7

$250

15 & Up Girls Water Polo Team TTh 4–6 pm 11/29–2/7

$250

Get ready for summer swim team and stay in shape with LARPD’s Winter/Spring conditioning program. Along with general workouts, there will be instruction on stroke techniques. WINTER/SPRING CONDITIONING AGES

DAYS

TIME

January

Fee

February

Fee

March

Fee

April

Under 10

MWF

3:30–4:30 pm

1/7–1/30

$50

2/1–2/27

$50

3/1–3/29

$65

Over 10

MWF

4:30–6 pm

1/7–1/30

$60

2/1–2/27

$60

3/1–3/29

$75

Fee

May

Fee

4/8–4/29 $50

5/1–5/24

$55

4/8–4/29 $60

5/1–5/24

$65

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Winter/Spring Conditioning

Minimum of 10 swimmers per session – No class on 1/21, 2/18, 4/1–6 Winter/Spring Special, January–May: Under 10 for $225; Over 10 for $265 Drop-In Fee: $7

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Preschool Programs offer parent participation for children 3 mos to 6 yrs of age and are a great opportunity for your child to make friends of his/her own. With a wide variety of activity and class offerings that are affordable, run by qualified and caring personnel and conveniently located, have your child thrive in LARPD age appropriate activities. Programs located at the Christensen and Croce Schools, Jane Addams House, Little House, May Nissen Park and RLCC. Additional classes may be added. Classes that do not meet minimum enrollment will be cancelled. No classes during the week of Thanksgiving, Winter Break, Spring Break and Federal Holidays. Fees subject to change. For more information or to register, call the Preschool Office at 925-960-2486.

Mommy & Me

Baby & Me 3-12 months Little House, 85 Trevarno Road Weekly gathering for babies. Discuss normal development and common concerns about child rearing in a relaxed environment. Circle time fun, finger plays, sensory experiences and motor development opportunities are included during class time. Four sessions during the school year; 60 minutes, one day per week. No class 4/5.

F 10–11 am 1/18–3/22

$72

3/29–5/31

$72

M 9–11 am 1/14–3/18

$116

3/25–5/20

$130

1/15–3/19

$144

3/26–5/28

$144

1/16–3/20

$130

3/27–5/29

$144

1/16–3/20

$90

3/27–5/29

$90

1/17–3/21

$144

3/28–5/30

$144

1/18–3/22

$144

3/29–5/31

$144

Wonderful Ones

T 9–11 am

12–24 months Little House, 85 Trevarno Road Children 12-24 months socialize and play during class. Class fosters perceptual motor skills and encourages children to explore and move in an open area. Opportunities for parents to sing along and do simple finger plays along with introducing children and their parents to group play. Class time 45 minutes, one day per week. Five sessions during the school year. No class 4/2, 4/3.

W 9–11 am

T 9:15–10:00 am 1/15–3/19

$66

3/26–5/28

$66

1/16–3/20

$66

3/27–5/29

$66

W 10:30–11:15 am

Toddler Time P R ESCHOOL

2–3 years Jane Addams,1310 Murdell Lane Children learn the routines of preschool with the comfort of a parent or guardian. Parents enjoy being with their child as the child experiences circle time, music and movement, art and outside play on the playground. Bring a small healthy snack. 2 hours, one day per week. *Evening class is 1.5 hrs. No classes 4/1–4/5 for Spring Break.

18–36 months Little House, 85 Trevarno Road Class provides 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. 90 minutes one day per week. No class 4/4.

Th 10–11:30 am 1/17–3/21

$110

3/28–5/30

$110

W* 6–7:30 pm Th 9–11 am F 9–11 am

Terrific Twos 25–36 months Little House, 85 Trevarno Road Class accommodates children 25–36 months and offers the same socialization and play opportunities as the Wonderful Ones. Additional activities introduced that address the ability to start interactive socialization with other children and meet the needs of increased motor skills. Parents encouraged to move, do finger plays and participate with their children throughout the class. 60 minutes, one day per week. No class 4/2, 4/3.

T 10:15–11:15 am 1/15–3/19

$72

3/26–5/28

$72

1/16–3/20

$72

3/27–5/29

$72

W 9:15–10:15 am

“It is paradoxical that many educators and parents still differentiate between a time for learning and a time for play without seeing the vital connection between them.”

-Leo F. Buscaglia

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Livermore Area Recreation & Park District

The Tiny Tots and Pre-K classes are ongoing through May and available until class is full. Then a wait list is maintained. For more information call 925-960-2486.

Tiny Tots 3–4 yrs Classes are geared to the developmental needs of 3 year olds. Play-based class offers theme related play, social experiences and opportunities to make choices and begin to develop self-control. Class times range from 2 to 2.5 hours and meet 2 days per week. Children must be 3 years of age by 11/1/12 and potty trained. Parents volunteer in their child’s classroom on a rotating basis. Non-co-op parents (who do not work in their child’s class each month) must add $25 per month to fees.

Pre-Kindergarten 4–5 yrs Classes are for 4 year olds who will go to Kindergarten the following year. Playbased class provides opportunities for children to develop independence, selfcontrol, a positive self-image and age appropriate skills. Children encouraged to engage in dramatic play, art, music, math, science and pre-reading activities. Opportunity for free play during each class time where children explore a variety of toys and play with friends. Class times range from 2.5 to 3 hours and meet 3 days per week. Children must be 4 years of age by 11/112, and potty trained. Parents volunteer in their child’s classroom on rotating basis. Non-co-op parents (who do not work in their child’s class each month) must add $35 per month to fees.

Christensen, 5611 Bridgeport Cir. Tiny Tots TTH 9–11:30 am Pre-K MWF 9–Noon

$125/mo. $225/mo.

Croce School, 5650 Scenic Ave. Room #35 Tiny Tots TTH 9:00–11:30 Pre-K MWF 8:45–11:45 MWF 12:15–2:45

$125/mo. $225/mo. $185/mo.

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

9–11 am $100/mo. 11:30–1:30 pm $100/mo. 9–11:30 am $185/mo. Noon–2:30 pm $185/mo.

May Nissen, 685 Rincon Avenue Tiny Tots TTH 9–11:30 am $125/mo. Pre-K MWF 8:45–11:45 am $225/mo.

Robert Livermore Community Ctr. Recreation Bldg–Poppy Rm Tiny Tots TTH 9–11:30 am Pre-K MWF 9 am–Noon

$125/mo. $225/mo.

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Preschool SPECIAL INTEREST Messy Art 2–4 yrs Claudia Willis RLCC 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 for both parent and child.

• Winter Wonder Ward off the winter chill as you and your child explore the possibilities of paint, glitter, glue and found materials to create “cool” winter images. 3 classes. W 11–11:45 am 1/30–2/13 $35

• Art from the Heart Red is the color of love! You and your child make messages of love with paint, glitter, and found objects for the special people in your lives. 3 classes. W 9:45–10:30 am 1/30–2/13 $35

• Creepy Crawlers Enjoy, encourage and excite your child about the world of insects! Make a world of bugs in this mixed media art experience. 3 classes. W 11–11:45 am 2/20–3/6 $35

• Spring Fling Explore the excitement of Spring with your child. Use paint, glitter, glue and mixed materials to show the beauty of the season. 3 classes. W 9:45–10:30 am 2/20–3/6 $35

• Wild Things Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! Together you tame those wild things by using food to make art! 3 classes. W 11–11:45 am 4/17–5/1 $35

• Vroom! Vroom!

• Fly Away Up! Up! Away! Take off to the world of art with your child as you explore the world of creatures of the skies. 3 classes. W 11–11:45 am 5/8–5/22 $35

• Dinosaur Den Extinct, you say? Dinosaurs brought back to life through art. 3 classes. W 9:45–10:30 am 5/8–5/22 $35

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4–15 yrs Thomasin Dewhurst RLCC Learn about famous artists and make artworks in the styles learned. Drawing, painting, print-making and clay sculpture/ ceramics covered and mediums such as oil paint, watercolor, pencil, charcoal, air-dry clay and more used. Informative class for children who want to make lots of art and learn about Art History. 8 classes. No class 3/29. F 4:15–5:15 pm 1/11–3/1 $138 F 4:15–5:15 pm 3/8–5/3 $138

Young Rembrandts– Eric Carle Workshop 4–6.5 yrs Young Rembrandts RLCC Drawing and reading with Young Rembrandts and Eric Carle. Pre-school children explore the world of Eric Carle in this fiveday class full of art and reading. Read a different Eric Carle book each day, then draw one aspect of the book. Creativity and imagination play together to make wonderful drawings. 5 classes. M–F 10–11:30 am 4/1–4/5 $102

Busy Bee Cooks 4–5 yrs Cooking with Kids Foundation RLCC New extended class time – 1.5 hours. New time allows making two recipes per class. Learn to cook and taste classroom-made creations and share them with the whole family. Young chefs will have fun while they learn the life skill of cooking healthy and affordable foods. Learn proper clean up, too! 3 classes. T 1:30–3 pm 1/8–1/22 $174 T 1:30–3 pm 4/23–5/7 $174

“Mommy & Me” Spanish Class 3–5 yrs A+ Spanish Academy RLCC In total Spanish Immersion Program, parent and child learn Spanish through visuals (flashcards/posters, books, etc.), hands-on materials (puzzles, color stackers, etc.), music (songs & instruments), art (coloring, projects, etc.), cooking (1 day: corn tortillas from scratch, etc.), games (traditional Hispanic games), and more. Hasta pronto!/ See you soon! Price is per student (parents pay fee, too). 9 classes. No class 4/3. W 9:45–10:30 am 1/9–3/6 $135 3/20–5/22 $135 W 9:45–10:30 am

Music Together

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3 months–4 yrs Music Together RLCC Winner of Bay Area Magazine’s “Best Children’s Music Program”. Whether newborn, toddler or preschoolers, everything he/she needs for basic music competence is laid out both in class and in the materials used at home to sample, learn from and enjoy. Classes mixed age-bring siblings together. Siblings under 8 months by class start date attend free! $45 supply fee per family includes CD’s, songbook and parent guide DVD. Sibling discount $130. 10 classes. T 9:15–10 am 1/8-3/12 4/9–6/11 $245 T 10:15–11 am 1/8-3/12 4/9–6/11 $245 T 11:15–Noon 1/8–3/12 4/9–6/11 $245

Classroom Music for Little Mozarts 3.5–6 yrs Galina’s Music Studio 2222 Second St., #2 Join Beethoven Bear, Mozart Mouse and their Music friends as they learn about Music in creative, exciting and imaginative atmosphere in the classroom. Parents welcome to attend class. 10 classes. F 1:45–2:30 pm 1/11–3/15 $165

TOT DROP®

Toddler Recreation by Appointment Only come when you want. Only pay when you come.

1-888-868-3767

TOT DROP is a unique recreation program for preschoolers developed by an educator, that allows parents to design their child’s class schedule. Why choose TOT DROP?

It’s just like Traditional Playschool but flexible, multi-age policy, parent may stay, appointments in 15-minute increments, pay as you go, perfect for non-traditional schedules. • Hours: any portion of 9 am – 1 pm • Days: T, W, Th, F • Ages: 1–5 years. Must be walking • Fees: $10/ hour • Location: 2155 Third Street

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Drive high speed into the world of art with your child! Use unusual tools to create art about cars, trucks and things that GO! 3 classes. $35 W 9:45–10:30 am 4/17–5/1

Art for Children: Paint, Draw, Sculpt

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Youth Art Chinese Brush NEW Painting and Calligraphy

Art for Children: Paint, Draw, Sculpt

10 yrs+ Feng Chen RLCC Learn ancient art and elegant styles of art from artist Feng Chen. Learn how to make animals come alive and how to paint cats, panda bears, bamboo and simple Chinese characters. Students taught brush strokes, shading of ink color, textures and composition. Subject matter includes flowers, animals and landscapes. 6 classes. No class 4/6, 5/25. Sat 10–11 am 1/12–2/16 $178 Sat 10–11 am 3/2–4/13 $178 Sat 10–11 am 4/27–6/8 $178

4–15 yrs Thomasin Dewhurst RLCC Learn about famous artists and make artworks in the styles learned. Drawing, painting, print-making and clay sculpture/ ceramics covered and mediums such as oil paint, watercolor, pencil, charcoal, air-dry clay and more used. Informative class for children who want to make lots of art and learn about Art History. 8 classes. No class 3/29. F 4:15–5:15 pm 1/11–3/1 $138 F 4:15–5:15 pm 3/8–5/3 $138

Mixing it up with Art

K–8th grades Thomasin Dewhurst RLCC Have fun learning and developing artistic skills in drawing, painting, print-making and clay sculpture/ceramics. Cartoon drawing, fun characters in clay, painting ideas from stories are some of the activities included. Develop techniques within each medium, solve visual problems, and use lots of imagination. Pencil, charcoal, pastel, watercolor, oil paint and air-dry clay are some of the mediums used. 8 classes. No class 3/29. F 10–11 am 1/11–3/1 $138 F 10–11 am 3/8–5/3 $138

5–10 yrs Claudia Willis RLCC Young artists explore sculpture, drawing, painting, printmaking and more in this mixed-media art class. Session offers different art-making experiences than the Fall Class. Wear old clothing or a cover up and come ready to “mix it up!” 6 classes. All supplies are included. Ses. I Ses. II

• 5–7 yrs

W 3–4 pm

• 8–10 yrs

1/30–3/6 4/17–5/22 $90

W4 :30–5:30 pm 1/30–3/6 4/17–5/22 $90

Art for Homeschoolers

Young Rembrandts– Animal Drawing Workshop 7.5–13 yrs Young Rembrandts RLCC Kids love to draw animals! Draw a variety of different animals while learning about the zoo’s several habitats by incorporating many animals like giraffes, lions, tigers, birds and more. Markers or color pencils used. 5 classes. M–F 12:30–2:30 pm 4/1–4/5 $132

Young Rembrandts– Anime & Cartooning 7.5–13 yrs Young Rembrandts RLCC Come explore the world of Anime with Young Rembrandts! Learn about and drawing cartoons in the Anime style and create original Anime characters using a variety of facial expressions and action and movement to illustrate scenes. On the final day, pull from what was already learned to draw a large comic book scene in the Anime style. 3 classes. W–F 12:30–2:30 pm 1/2–1/4 $96

check out more art in preschool, page 9, and in the teen section, page 24.

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more preschool classes Budding Biologists:

Intro. to Theater

Lady Bugs, Hermit Crabs, Super Worms, Crickets

3–6 yrs SmARTSunlimited 51 Wright Brothers Ave, Suite E Children learn the basics of theater, taking directions, and how a theater functions. Consists of theater games, minimonologues, vocal warm ups, and physical action. Culminates with an “in-class” performance for parents. Sat 9–10 am 2/2–6/1 $202

4–7 yrs Science Beginning RLCC 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 provided. 4 classes. Th 1–2 pm 1/10–1/31 $78

“Children who participate in

creative arts are more likely to win an academic award.”

–The Child Development Insititue

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Livermore Area Recreation & Park District

Disney’s Winnie the Pooh Kids 3–6 yrs SmARTSunlimited 51 Wright Brothers Ave, Suite E DISNEY’S WINNIE THE POOH KIDS welcomes audiences to the Hundred Acre Wood, where Winnie the Pooh is once again in search of honey. Along the way, Winnie the Pooh meets his pals Tigger, Piglet, Rabbit, and Owl, but soon discovers that Christopher Robin has been captured by the Backson! As they prepare for a rescue operation, the animals learn about teamwork, friendship, and sharing snacks. Performance 5/25 and 5/26. MW 4–5 pm 2/4–6/5 $402

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Youth Dance Livermore Ballet School 3 yrs & up April Wagner 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. Ms. Wagner spent 3 consecutive summers with School of American Ballet at Lincoln Center in NYC and has taught ballet for 15 years in San Diego and the Bay area. Livermore Ballet School performs two annual performances in December and June. For participation in Alice in Wonderland in June, student must sign up for all 3 sessions. Students placed by age with no exceptions. 6, 7, 8 classes. No classes week of 3/30–4/6. Ses. I Ses. II Ses. III • Fairy Tale Ballet, 3–4 yrs W 5:45–6:30 pm 1/23–2/27 3/6–4/17 4/24–6/12 ($82) $62 Th 3–3:45 pm 1/24–2/28 3/7–4/18 4/25–6/13 ($82) $62 • Fairy Tale Ballet, 4–5 yrs W 3–3:45 pm 1/23–2/27 3/6–4/17 4/24–6/12 ($82) $62 Th 5:45–6:30 pm 1/24–2/28 3/7–4/18 4/25–6/13 ($82) $62 • Ballet 1A (1st year), 5–7 yrs T 5:45–6:30 pm 1/22–2/26 3/5–4/16 4/23–6/11 ($82) $62 • Ballet 1B (2nd year), 6–7 yrs W 3:45–4:45 pm 1/23–2/27 3/6–4/17 4/24–6/12 ($82) $62 • Ballet 1C (2nd or 3rd year), 7–8 yrs Th 3:45–4:45 pm 1/24–2/28 3/7–4/18 4/25–6/13 ($82) $62 • Ballet 2, 8 yrs+ W 4:45–5:45 pm 1/23–2/27 3/6–4/17 4/24–6/12 ($82) $62 • Ballet 3, 9 yrs+ Th 4:45–5:45 pm 1/24–2/28 3/7–4/18 4/25–6/13 ($80) $60 • Ballet 4, 10 yrs+ (requires teacher placement) T 3:45–4:45 pm 1/22–2/26 3/5–4/16 4/23–6/11 ($80) $60 Sat 11 am–12:30 pm 1/26–3/2 3/9–4/20 4/27–6/8 ($70) $60 • Pointe, 11 yrs+ (requires teacher placement) T 4:45–5:45 pm 1/22–2/26 3/5–4/16 4/23–6/11 ($80) $60 Sat 12:30–1:30 pm 1/26–3/2 3/9–4/20 4/27–6/8 ($70) $60

Xtreme Force Dance 847 Rincon

• Princess Dance Party 2–6 yrs Learn basic steps in tap, ballet and jazz. Dancers can wear their princess costumes along with their royal dance shoes (tap and Ballet). Work on dance routines, dance technique, stretch and dance terminology. Enjoy a royal surprise at the end of class – crafts, games, tea parties and more. T 9:30–10:15 am W 10–10:45 am Ses. I 1/8–1/29 1/9–1/30 $47 Ses. II 2/5–2/26 2/6–2/27 $47 Ses. III 3/5–3/26 3/6–3/27 $47 Ses. IV 4/9–4/30 4/10–5/1 $47

• Shake It Up Dance

6–9 yrs Work on jazz and hip hop skills. Learn steps to Shake It Up music while improving on stretch and dance techniques including kicks, jumps and spins. Bring ballet or jazz shoes. Each session is 6 weeks. Sat 10–10:45 am 1/12–2/16 $57 Sat 10–10:45 am 2/23–3/30 $57

• Hip Hop Jam Session

2–8 yrs Opportunity for dancers to work on routines, get a costume and perform at their very own Showcase. Dancers will work on Broadway themed routines with props, learn dance techniques, and stretch. Work on ballet, jazz and tap steps. For the performance, dancers perform class routine and a grand finale routine. Performance 30 minutes with no backstage waiting. Young dancers will be able to wait with family and friends. Special performance June 5th at 6 pm. Dancers measured for costumes at their first class. Costumes ordered from a dance company and age appropriate. White Ballet shoes and black Tap shoes required for performance. Any questions email xtremeforcedancer@ymail.com. No class on 2/18, 5/27. Fees include 20 classes, costume and show. • 2–3 yrs • 3–5 yrs • 6–8 yrs M 5:30–6 pm T 6–6:45 pm Th 5–5:45 pm 1/7–6/3 $252 1/15–5/28 $252 1/17–5/30 $252 Th 4:30–5 pm W 9:30–10:15 am 1/17–5/30 $252 1/16–5/29 $252

5–13 yrs Dancers can come for a week of fun for spring break. Dancers split into groups by age. Work on dance routines to favorite Disney Stars and shows including Good Luck Charlie, Shake it Up, Austin & Ally, Wizards of Waverly Place and more. Perform a rock star performance on Fri. April 5 at 12:45 pm. Family and friends invited. Dancers work on daily crafts to prepare for their performance and work on jazz and hip hop skills. No previous experience needed. 5 classes. M–F 10 am–1 pm 4/1–4/5 $72

Xtreme Force Dance

847 Rincon

• Parent & Me Dance/Tumbling 18 months–2.5 yrs Jump, Hop, Somersault in this fun class for toddlers. Kids begin putting music and dance together while working on coordination skills and tumbling. Work with parachutes, obstacles, bubbles and more. Great starting class for toddlers. Parent participation required. Students should wear comfortable clothes. No shoes needed.

F

9:30–10 am

1/11–1/25

2/1–2/22

3/1–3/22

4/12–5/3

• Broadway Bound Performance Dance

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5/10–5/31

• Disney Rock Star Dance Camp

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$42

2nd–7th grades If you’ve never danced and want to learn now, it’s the perfect time to come and JAM. Build confidence while learning the latest dance steps to your favorite hip hop music (all age appropriate per class). Work on warm up, stretch, isolations and movements that help balance and coordination. Bring water. Wear comfortable tennis shoes and clothes. Classes are co-ed. • 2nd–4th grades, 5:30–6:15 pm • 5th–7th grades, 6:15–7 pm T 1/8–1/29 $42 T 2/5–2/26 $42 T 3/5–3/26 $42 T 4/9–4/30 $42 T 5/7–5/28 $42

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Youth Gymnastics Springtime Tumbling & Trampoline Gymnastics

Springtime Staff 5715 Southfront Rd. #D Kids use 5 different trampolines and a super bouncy tumbling strip to learn trampoline and tumbling skills. Boys & girls of all fitness levels experience success in these classes. Instructors are adults with USA Gymnastics safety and trampoline coaching certification. Participants must wear clothing with no buttons, snaps or zippers. Socks are required. Fill out a waiver at www.tumblingandtrampoline.com. Registrations after start date referred to Springtime 925-456-0110.

• Parent Tot T&T 18 months–3 yrs Parents participate in a 45 minute class with their child. Instructor leads the age appropriate activities. 4 classes. Ses. I Ses. II Ses. III Ses. IV T 10:15–11 am 1/8–1/29 2/5–2/26 3/5–3/26 4/9–4/30 $88 W 9:30–10:15 am 1/9–1/30 2/6–2/27 3/6–3/27 4/10–5/1 $88 Th 10:15–11 am 1/10–1/31 2/7–2/28 3/7–3/28 4/11–5/2 $88

• 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 the child’s pace. 4 classes. Ses. I Ses. II Ses. III Ses. IV T 9:30–10:15 am 1/8–1/29 2/5–2/26 3/5–3/26 4/9–4/30 $88 W 10:15–11 am 1/9–1/30 2/6–2/27 3/6–3/27 4/10–5/1 $88 Th 9:30–10:15 am 1/10–1/31 2/7–2/28 3/7–3/28 4/11–5/2 $88 F 9:30–10:15 am 1/11–2/1 2/8–3/1 3/8–3/29 4/12–5/3 $88

• School Age T&T

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4–12 yrs Learn basic to advanced trampoline and tumbling skills at the child’s pace. 4 classes. Ses. I Ses. II Ses. III Ses. IV 4–8 yrs M 3:45–4:45 pm 1/7–1/28 2/4–2/25 3/4–3/25 4/8–4/29 $98 W 2:15–3:15 pm 1/9–1/30 2/6–2/27 3/6–3/27 4/10–5/1 $98 Th 4:45–5:45 pm 1/10–1/31 2/7–2/28 3/7–3/28 4/11–5/2 $98 8–12 yrs M 4:45–5:45 pm 1/7–1/28 2/4–2/25 3/4–3/25 4/8–4/29 $98 T 5:45–6:45 pm 1/8–1/29 2/5–2/26 3/5–3/26 4/9–4/30 $98 Th 3:45–4:45 pm 1/10–1/31 2/7–2/28 3/7–3/28 4/11–5/2 $98

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• Flexible T&T Camp 5–14 yrs Fun way to learn about tumbling and trampoline. Pick the vacation days that work for you. Each day includes safety and skill building instruction, plus some practice time. Bring a snack. Price is per day. Choose a day from the following: 12/27, 12/28, 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 1/21, 2/15, 2/18, 3/8, 3/11, 3/29, 4/1, 4/2, 4/3, 4/4, 4/5, 5/24. 10 am–12:30 pm $41

• Cheerleading Tumbling 13–18 yrs Class concentrates on tumbling that cheerleaders use. Good for the beginner to advanced tumbler. 4 classes. Ses. I Ses. II Ses. III Ses. IV T 3:45–4:45 pm 1/8–1/29 2/5–2/26 3/5–3/26 4/9–4/30 $98 W 6:45–7:45 pm 1/9–1/30 2/6–2/27 3/6–3/27 4/10–5/1 $98

Livermore Area Recreation & Park District

California Gymnastics California Gymnastics Staff RLCC Comprised of a variety of different activities customized to child’s age and skill level. Knowledgeable and experienced instructors allow each student to advance at his or her own pace in a non-competitive learning environment. 6 classes.

• Tiny Tumblers 3–4 yrs Designed to enhance child’s motor development skills, balance, coordination, and confidence. Emphasis placed on developing beginning gymnastic skills in a social environment and introducing children to participation in a structured class without their parents. Equipment includes gymnastic mats, single bars, double bars, balance beams, vaulting blocks, incline and barrel mats, ladders, bouncers and spring board, parachutes, rhythm sticks, tunnels, and various other equipment. Music games and group activities incorporated. 6 classes. No class 3/29, 4/5, 5/24.

F 10:15–11 am Ses. I 1/11–2/15

Ses. II 3/1–4/19

Ses. III 4/26–6/7 $81

• Preschool Gymnastics 4–5 yrs Teaches beginning gymnastics and tumbling skills. Students will flip over the opportunity to learn the basics of all gymnastic events, and additional skills to enhance strength, coordination, agility, and confidence. Equipment includes gymnastic mats, single bars, double bars, balance beams, vaulting blocks, incline and barrel mats, ladders, bouncers and spring board, parachutes, rhythm sticks, tunnels, and various other equipment. No class 3/29, 4/5, 5/24.

F 9:30–10:15 am Ses. I 1/11–2/15

Ses. II 3/1–4/19

Ses. III 4/26–6/7 $81

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Livermore Gymnastic Center Livermore Gymnastic Staff

4039 1st St.

• Kindergym 18 months–3 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 in this class. This is a parent-child class. 6/7 classes. Ses. I Ses. II Ses. III 2/19–4/2 4/9–5/21 T 9:30–10:15 am 1/8–2/12 $102 $119 $119

• Hotdoggers 3–5 yrs Rings, balance beam, rope ladder, trapeze are just a few of the apparatus introduced to challenge your preschooler. Learn large motor skills needed for kindergarten. 5/6/7 classes. 3/30. Ses. I Ses. II Ses. III M 10:30–11:15 am 1/7–2/11 2/25–3/25 4/8–5/20 $102 $85 $119 1/7–2/11 2/25–3/25 4/8–5/20 M 5:30–6:15 pm $102 $85 $119 1/8–2/12 2/19–4/2 4/9–5/21 T 10:30–11:15 am $102 $119 $119 1/9–2/13 2/20–4/3 4/10–5/22 W 9:30–10:15 am $102 $119 $119 1/10–2/14 2/21–4/4 4/11–5/23 Th 4:15–5 pm $102 $119 $119 1/12–2/16 2/23–4/6 4/13–5/18 Sat 9:15–10 am $102 $102 $102

• Tumblers

6–8 yrs For girls just starting out in gymnastics. Class covers cartwheels, handstands, forward and backward rolls, bar, trampoline, tumble trak and beam work. No class 3/30. 6 classes. Ses. I Ses. II Ses. III Sat 11–11:45 am 1/12–2/16 2/23–4/6 4/13–5/18 $102 $102 $102

• Coed Gymnastics 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. 6/7 classes. Ses. I Ses. II Ses. III T 6–7 pm 1/8–2/12 2/19–4/2 4/9–5/21 $102 $119 $119

• 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. 5/6/7 classes. Ses. I Ses. II Ses. III M 4:30–5:30 pm 1/7–2/11 2/25–3/25 4/8–5/20 $114 $95 $133 M 6:30–7:30 pm 1/7–2/11 2/25–3/25 4/8–5/20 $114 $95 $133 W 5:30–6:30 pm 1/9–2/13 2/20–4/3 4/10–5/22 $114 $133 $133 Th 5–6 pm 1/10–2/14 2/21–4/4 4/11–5/23 $114 $133 $133

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4–6 yrs 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. 5/6/7 classes. No class 3/30. Ses. I Ses. II Ses. III M 9:30–10:15 am 1/7–2/11 2/25–3/25 4/8–5/20 $102 $85 $119 1/8–2/12 2/19–4/2 4/9–5/21 T 4:30–5:15 pm $102 $119 $119 T 5:15–6 pm 1/8–2/12 2/19–4/2 4/9–5/21 $102 $119 $119 1/10–2/14 2/21–4/4 4/11–5/23 Th 6–6:45 pm $102 $119 $119 Sat 10:15–11 am 1/12–2/16 2/23–4/6 4/13–5/18 $102 $102 $102

• Junior Girls

• Boys 6–10 yrs Designed for boys just starting out in gymnastics. Class covers cartwheels, forward and backward rolls, parallel bars and ring work. 6/7 classes. Ses. I Ses. II Ses. III 1/9–2/13 2/20–4/3 4/10–5/22 W 4:45–5:30 pm $102 $119 $119

“All children aged 2 and older should participate in at least 30 minutes of enjoyable, moderate-intense physical activities every day that are developmentally appropriate and varied.”

–The American Heart Association

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Youth Martial Arts Aikido for Kids

Amador Studio

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7–15 yrs Aikido of Livermore/Shinrei Dojo 3985 First St. Suite C Offers a learning environment that teaches respect while allowing children to have fun. Careful instruction in the technical and philosophical aspects of Aikido while maintaining a fun environment for learning is the goal. Sometimes the children practice their rolling, falling and coordination skills by playing games. At other times, focus is on skills to foster awareness and concentration. Class offers alternative to situations involving conflict and resolution. Ongoing monthly class and registration is taken any time.

3–12 yrs Amador Studio

M

6–7 pm

$52

Sat

9:30–10:30 am

$52

4–7 yrs Calling all Super Heroes. Let Nothing Stop you! Build self-confidence while learning respect. All Super Heroes learn basic whole body coordination, beginning self-defense skills, wrestling and tumbling. At the end of the 8 week session, students participate in a special performance for their family and friends. Free uniform included. Ses. I Ses. II Th 4–4:45 pm 1/10–2/28 3/21–5/9 $82

7–9 yrs

10–15 yrs

Cyclone Martial Arts Cyclone Staff 4555 Las Positas Rd. Unit E

• Wrestling

5 yrs+ Wrestling is one of the oldest forms of hand to hand combat. It involves the use of body positioning, throws and holds to defend against an opponent. Wrestlers are known for their conditioning, power and strength. Price is for one day each week. M/W/F 4–5 pm $69

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4–16 yrs Tae Kwon Do is the most popular Martial Art in the world. Improve cardiovascular fitness, tone the muscular system, improve flexibility and coordination. US National Team member is an instructor. Price is for one day each week.

4–9 yrs

M/W/F

4:15–5 pm

$69

M/W/F

5–6 pm

$69

10–16 yrs

• Boxing

• Kinder Panda Jujitsu/Judo

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5–14 yrs Learn traditional English boxing through punching techniques and drills (sparing is optional). Focus on the use of striking techniques on bags and pads. Teaches discipline and respect. Great workout. T 4–5 pm $69 Th 4–5 pm $69

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3–6 yrs In this fun highly specialized class, our Pandas learn everything from whole body coordination, confidence, independence, 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. Registration taken anytime. T 4:15–5 pm $45 T 6–6:45 pm $45 Th 6–6:45 pm $45 Sat 10:30–11:15 am $45

• Super Heroes Martial Arts

• Jujitsu for Kids

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• Tae Kwon Do

849 Rincon Ave

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5–10 yrs Traditional Martial Art incorporating techniques from Karate, Judo and Aikido. Class instruction individualized and age appropriate. Become more physically fit, learn whole body coordination, falling safely, self-defense techniques, tumbling, grappling, and how to deal with a bully. Develop self-confidence, self-esteem, discipline and respect. Fun, safe learning environment. All classes lead to nationally ranked belt promotions. Registration taken anytime. M, T, W, Th 5:30–6:30 pm $67 Sat 11 am–Noon $67

• Empowering Kids to Be Winners, Not Victims 7–12 yrs Because every child is worth it. It is more important than ever for children to learn basic self-defense skills. In this week-long camp, campers learn how to escape from grabs, bear hugs, choke holds and headlocks. Instruction in kicks, strikes and blocks along with some basic ground skills and home and internet safety. Offered in a non-intimidating, easy to learn environment especially designed for today’s youth. Includes crafts, games, free Tshirt and daily snack. Come join the fun learning how to defend yourself. It’s all about the training. Taught by nationally ranked Black Belts. 5 classes. M–F 10 am–1 pm 4/1–4/5 $72

• Jujitsu

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11–13 yrs Not all Martial Arts are the same. Jujitsu is a Mixed Martial Art from Japan, 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, develop leadership skills and increase concentration. All classes lead to nationally ranked belt promotions. Registration is taken anytime. Th 6:30–7:30 pm $72 Sat Noon–1:30 pm $72

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Livermore Martial Arts Academy Livermore Martial Arts Academy

4070 East Ave

• Martial Arts for Self Defense and Life Skills 5–12 yrs Livermore Martial Arts Academy (LMAA) specializes in teaching Martial Arts and Life Skills education for children, teaching a traditional blended martial art with both standing and ground selfdefense techniques. Child safety tips against abduction and antibullying emphasized. Chief Instructor is a police officer with over 30 years martial arts experience. 4 classes. No class 1/25. Ses. I Ses. II Ses. III

• 5–7 yrs

F 4–4:45 pm

1/4–2/1

3/1–3/22

4/12–5/3

$53

F 4:45–5:30 pm

1/4–2/1

3/1–3/22

4/12–5/3

$53

• 8–12 yrs

• Anti-Bullying & Child Safety Seminar

Free

5–12 yrs Bullying is an epidemic in our country. Children of every age are vulnerable to the risk of bullies. Experts indicate at least 1 in 2 children will be bullied at school, on the walk home, at a park or other outings. In a recent survey of middle and high school students, more than 75% surveyed said they had been bullied. More than 160,000 American students miss class every school day due to fear of physical harm. Concurrently, there are over 250,000 child abductions in this country every year. That means that nearly 685 children are taken every single day, nearly 29 children abducted every single hour. 1 class. Ses. I Ses. II F 6–7:30 pm 1/18 3/15

• Intro. to Fight Like A Girl – Women’s Free Personal Violence Prevention

• Fight Like A Girl – Women’s Personal Violence Prevention classes 10 yrs+ There are 77 million victims of abuse every year in the United States and 1 in 3 women and children in our country become victims of violent abuse. Every day, 2000 kids abducted in the US. New to Livermore! 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 is to make a difference in the escalating statistics of violence and abuse in our country against women and girls. Visit www.FightLikeaGirl.com Ses. I Ses. II Ses. III W 7–7:45 pm 1/16–1/30 3/6–3/27 5/1–5/22 $53

925.373.5700

– FREE!

2647 Arroyo Road, Livermore • (925) 443-0238

2nd & 4th Sundays of the Month*

Noon–4 pm

Step back in time and experience a Victorian home of the 1890’s, located in the heart of Livermore’s wine country. Ravenswood historic site is open for free public tours from noon–4 pm on the second and fourth Sundays of each month, except December. Docents give hour-long guided tours starting every 20 minutes. The last tour begins at 3 pm. For information call (925) 443-0238 or visit the LARPD website. Click on Programs/Services, then choose link to the Ravenswood Historic Site. *Yuletide Christmas on December 9, Noon–4pm, Free.

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YOUTH M A RT IA L A RTS

10 yrs+ There are 77 million victims of abuse every year in the United States and 1 in 3 women and children in our country become victims of violent abuse. Every day, 2000 kids abducted in the US. New to Livermore! 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 is to make a difference in the escalating statistics of violence and abuse in our country against women and girls. Visit www.FightLikeaGirl.com. 1 class Ses. I Ses. II F 7:30–9 pm 1/18 3/15

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Youth Special Interest Beginner Horse Care and Riding Lessons

NEW

3 yrs+ Hoofprints on the Heart 455 Olivina Ave Hoofprints specializes in working with people with special needs but offers beginner riding lessons to anyone who wants to learn about horses and experience the joy of riding. Touching, caring for and riding a horse is one of the most satisfying, soothing and tactile moments a rider can experience. Individual 4-one hour sessions introduce the student to the basic skills of horse handling. Learn to halter, lead, and groom our very gentle horses. With assistance, student will tack up for riding lessons. Riders quickly enjoy the close time spent with the horses. Proceeds from the Beginner Riding Program assist our continued efforts in providing special needs programs. Enjoy the ride and support our cause! Registration ongoing at www.larpd.dst.ca.us. For more information visit www.hoofprintsontheheart. com or call 925-449-9090

Chinese Brush NEW Painting and Calligraphy

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10 yrs.+ Feng Chen RLCC Learn ancient art and elegant styles of art from artist Feng Chen. Practice how to make animals come alive with their own delicate and beautiful works of art. Students taught brush strokes, shading of ink color, textures and composition and how to paint cats, panda bears, bamboo and simple Chinese characters. Subject matter includes flowers, animals and landscapes. 6 classes. No class 4/6, 5/25. Sat 10–11 am 1/12–2/16 $178 Sat 10–11 am 3/2–4/13 $178 Sat 10–11 am 4/27–6/8 $178

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What goes on at the Airport?

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8–15 yrs Red Sky Aviation Livermore Airport 333 W. Jack London Blvd. Hangar 135 Youth interested in flying and aviation can explore these interests by visiting the Livermore Municipal Airport. Class introduces various aviation operations through tours, class presentations and hands-on activities. Participants see airplanes up close, sit inside and try the controls and build a simple flying model to learn the principles of flight. Tour airport operations facilities and watch aircraft take off and land. Introductory airplane rides available separately. 3 classes. Sat 1–3 pm 3/9–3/23 $92

cooking We Teach Your Kids to Cook 6–10 yrs Cooking with Kids Foundation RLCC Hey kids we are doing something NEW! Make two recipes per class. Learn to cook and taste class creations to share with the whole family. Parents, your young chefs have fun while they learn the life skill of cooking healthy and affordable foods. Students learn proper clean up, too. Material included. 3 classes. T 4–6 pm 1/8–1/22 $174 T 4–6 pm 4/23–5/7 $174

film, theater, animation & game design

Legally Blonde 7–12 yrs SmARTSunlimited 51 Wright Brothers Ave, Suite E Sorority star Elle Woods doesn’t take “no” for an answer. So when her boyfriend dumps her for someone “serious,” Elle puts down the credit card, hits the books, and sets out to go where no Delta Nu has gone before: Harvard Law. Along the way, Elle proves that being true to yourself never goes out of style. Performance 6/1 & 6/2. MW 5–6 pm 2/4–6/5 $402

Intro. to Theater 7–12 yrs SmARTSunlimited 51 Wright Brothers Ave, Suite E No prior experience necessary. Students learn the basics of theater, taking directions, and how a theater functions. Class consists of theater games, short monologues, improvisation concepts, vocal warm-ups, and sub-texting. Culminates with an “in-class” performance for parents. Sat 10–11 am 2/2–6/1 $202

Beg.-Adv. Game Design 7–12 yrs Freshi Media Staff RLCC Take your gaming skills to the next level! Working in pairs on computers, students create a game according to their experience level. Advanced gamers mentored through a series of lessons that allow them to add character movement, multiple platforms, and introduce a variety of game formats. Beginners introduced to the fundamentals of game design and beginning game programming. 8 classes. W 3:30–5 pm 1/23–3/13 $139

Digital Animation 7–12 yrs Freshi Media Staff RLCC Today’s animators use computer programs to create the world of their cartoons. Before they can take their characters through fantastic adventures, they first have to create the world they want to see. Participants learn skills that help computer drawing, character movement, frame layering and dialogue matching. Students work in small groups on animation technique and complete a short animated film. 8 classes. Th 3:30–5 pm 1/24–3/14 $139

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Professional Filmmaking 8–17 yrs SmARTSunlimited 51 Wright Brothers Ave, Suite E Student filmmakers learn and practice professional filmmaking concepts: scriptwriting; storyboarding; casting; acting methods; location scouting; directing and blocking methods; framing/composition and miseen-scene; multiple-point lighting; synch and non-synch sound recording; green screen and special effects; advanced editing techniques. Students shoot with the Sony Z7U and Canon 5D professional cameras, and edit with Final Cut Pro versions 7 and X. Students produce several original short and mid-length movies to be submitted to local film festivals and personal portfolios. T 4–6 pm 2/5–6/4 $402

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Animation + Effects + Editing Workshop 8–17 yrs SmARTSunlimited 51 Wright Brothers Ave, Suite E Student filmmakers make their ideas come to life through 2D and 3D stop-motion animation techniques, using drawings, modeling, and computer graphics. Effects include green screen/chroma keying, color correction, sound effects, voice-over, speed manipulation, and many others. Students learn to edit on Final Cut Pro, After Effects, Photoshop, and more, to produce professional films for festival submission and personal portfolios. W 4–6 pm 2/6–6/5 $402

Multimedia Jam 7 yrs+ SmARTSunlimited 51 Wright Brothers Ave, Suite E Audio/video students to collaborate to create music videos, dance projects, song recordings, film scores, concerts, and visual presentations with the guidance of audio/ visual professionals. Equipment/space includes large green screen, dance floor, sound booth, full line of recording equipment; amps, synths, acoustic and electric drums, keyboards, bass, guitars, etc. Th 4–6 or 6–8 pm 2/7–6/6 $402

Let’s Make Movies– Video Production I

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Special Effects Filmmaking 9–12 yrs Barton Cox RLCC Explore the world of “special effects” filmmaking by using “green screen” technology in this active hands-on/creative class. Green screen is the basis for the effects seen in everything from the latest Hollywood blockbusters to the weather report. Participants can fly thru the sky, ski down a mountain, appear in a favorite movie – the ideas are endless. Participants working in small groups supplied with a digital camcorder, laptop for editing and receive a DVD of projects. Instructor: Barton Cox Jr. – certificated teacher Video/Broadcast Productions. 6 classes. No class 2/18. M 3:30–5 pm 1/28–3/11 $168

Filmmaking for Film Festivals 7–12 yrs Freshi Media Staff RLCC Produce films intended to compete in the Youth Fest in Hollywood. Freshi collaborates with the International Family Film Festival in Hollywood. This film festival hosts an annual Youth Fest! of films produced by young filmmakers ages 18 and younger. All completed films posted on the Freshi website at www.freshimedia.com and/or can be downloaded on a personal thumb drive. 3 classes. W–F 9 am–1 pm 1/2–1/4 $193

first aid & safety Child & Babysitting Safety 11–18 yrs American Safety Academy RLCC Babysitting is not just “watching” the children but being responsible for their safety and well-being. Everything in the home can be replaced, everything except a child. Come learn what you need to know and what every parent is looking for in a sitter. Focus on setting up your business, safety and emergency response, diapering, playtime, bedtime, interacting with parents and more. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a snack. 1 class. Sat 10 am–2:30 pm 2/2 $63 Th 10 am–2:30 pm 4/4 $63

Pet First Aid 13 yrs+ American Safety Academy RLCC Would you know what to do if your dog or cat stopped breathing or started choking? Your pet depends on you for his/her wellbeing. Learn steps of pet rescue in a low stress hands on environment. Cover topics such as recognizing an emergency, administering medications, performing CPR and first aid, treating common illnesses, how to stock a first aid kit and more. American Red Cross Course. 1 class. Sat 11 am–2 pm 1/26 $49

languages Family Spanish K–5th grades A+ Spanish Academy RLCC This is a parent participation Spanish Immersion class (parent is also a student). Parents learn Spanish alongside their child through basics (ABC’s, numbers, and colors), vocabulary, phrases (common phrases: Como te llamas?, etc.), cooking (1 day only), art projects and more. Families that take this Spanish class can practice their Spanish at home! Learning Spanish es divertido/fun! Hasta pronto!/See you soon! 8 classes. Price is per student (parent pays fee, too). No class 1/21, 2/18, 3/11, 4/1. M 5:45–6:45 pm 1/7–3/18 $137 M 5:45–6:45 pm 3/25–5/20 $137

magic Discover the Magic I 7–12 yrs Roy the Magician RLCC Let us Discover the Magic in your child by building self confidence, self esteem and the ability to talk in front of a group through the performance of magic tricks. 1 class. *Sign up for both classes for $80. Ses. I Ses. II Ses. III Sat 9–11 am 2/2 4/6 5/11 $48

Discover the Magic II 7–12 yrs Roy the Magician RLCC Continuation of Discover the Magic I. Let us Discover the Magic in your child building self confidence and self esteem. Be able to talk in front of a group through the performance of magic tricks. 1 class. *Sign up for both classes for $80. Ses. I Ses. II Ses. III Sat 9–11 am 2/16 4/20 5/25 $48 winter/spring 2013

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9–12 yrs Barton Cox RLCC Learn the basics of moviemaking in this active, hands-on class. Participants working in small production groups, learn all the steps from creating a storyboard and filming a scene, to editing a movie. Start off with an action film that will be assembled into a one-minute video. Create a music video, movie-trailer, TV commercial, news show and learn how to use a “green screen” for special effects. Participants working in small groups supplied with a digital camcorder, laptop for editing and receive a DVD of projects. Instructor: Barton Cox Jr.–certificated teacher Video/Broadcast Productions. 5 classes. M–F 9 am–Noon 4/1–4/5 $228

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music Kids on Guitar!

Ukulele

NEW

5–12 yrs Galina’s Music Studio 2222 Second St. #2 Teaches students to play songs on the Guitar immediately. 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. Now get ready to take your first, best step toward a lifetime of musical enjoyment! 6 classes. No class 1/21, 2/18, 4/1. Ses. I Ses. II

• 5–7 yrs M

3:30–4:15

1/7–2/25

3/4–4/15

$120

M

4:30–5:15 pm

1/7–2/25

3/4–4/15

$120

• 8–12 yrs

F

4–4:45 pm

1/11–2/15

2/22–3/29

$120

F

5–5:45 pm

1/11–2/15

2/22–3/29

$120

• 8–12 yrs

5–12 yrs Galina’s Music Studio 2222 Second St. #2 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 fun and supportive environment and focus on teaching the fundamentals of music notation, music theory & rhythm. 6 classes. Ses. I Ses. II Ses. III

8–12 yrs Galina’s Music Studio 2222 Second St., #2 Class covers songs ranging from folk to popular hits; including music from the popular show Glee and Disney favorites. Lessons introduce students to ear training, breathing techniques, vocal and diction exercises, and harmonizing with others. 6 classes. Sat 1–1:45pm 1/12–2/16 $145 Sat 1–1:45pm 2/23–3/30 $145 Sat 1–1:45pm 4/13–5/18 $145

W 3:30–4:15 pm

1/9–2/13

2/20–3/27 4/10–5/15 $130

Vocal Lessons

Sat

1/12–2/16

2/23–3/30 4/13–5/18 $130

W 4:30–5:15 pm

1/9–2/13

2/20–3/27 4/10–5/15 $130

Sat., 2–2:45 pm

1/12–2/16

2/23–3/30 4/13–5/18 $130

• 5–7 yrs • 5–7 yrs

1–1:45 pm

• 8–12 yrs • 8–12 yrs

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• 5–7 yrs

Vocal Lessons

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5–12 yrs Galina’s Music Studio 2222 Second St. #2 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. Ses. I Ses. II

13–17 yrs Galina’s Music Studio 2222 Second St., #2 Class covers songs ranging from Folk to Popular music, Broadway and Musical Theatre favorites. Lessons include ear training, breathing exercises and harmonizing with others. 6 classes. Sat 2–2:45 pm 1/12–02/16 $145 Sat 2–2:45 pm 2/23–03/30 $145 Sat 2–2:45 pm 4/13–05/18 $145

sciences Budding Biologists: Lady Bugs, Hermit Crabs, Super Worms, Crickets

Budding Biologists: Squid, Fish, Earthworms, Owl Pellets

4-7 yrs Science Beginnings RLCC 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 provided. 4 classes. Th 1–2 pm 1/10–1/31 $78

6–13 yrs Science Beginnings RLCC Designed for students who are fascinated with animal biology. Includes detailed examination of the animals. External and internal examination of the squid and fish. Take apart owl pellets and learn about the owl’s feeding habits. Put together the bones of the animals that the owl feeds on. Take home earthworms. Includes detailed worksheet. 4 classes. Th 5–6 pm 2/7–2/28 $78

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Light and Energy K–5th grades Mad Science RLCC Electrons, Photons and Protons! Jump into this exciting electrical adventure and survive the circuit maze! Fish for feathers with electrons and conduct hair raising experiments with an electrostatic generator. Discover the light properties of colors, use a prism to separate the wavelengths of light, and mix things up with a Technicolor Blender. Watch an underwater volcano demonstrate the properties of heat and bounce with Boinks while connecting with kinetic energy. 6 classes. T 3:30–4:30 pm 1/22–2/26 $110

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Creatures of the Earth K–5th grades Mad Science RLCC Uncover what human and animal bodies have in common and explore the chemistry that happens in your kitchen with a Digestor Inspector. Watch a marshmallow burn its calories before your eyes and take home a pedometer to measure your steps to health! Dive into a dissection of the ocean and sea life by making a model ocean. Learn all about animals by investigating their tracks and unique adaptations. Learn how to take a cast of an animal track and take home your own experiment set! Study about camouflage and explore the amazing sounds animals make to communicate. Get down to earth and learn the difference between insects and bugs, view the world like an insect, and discover insect defenses! 6 classes. T 3:30–4:30 pm 4/16–5/21 $110

Spring Break Camp: Secret Agent Lab K–5th grades Mad Science RLCC Campers examine the science behind the spy tools made famous by the world’s greatest spies! Reconstruct activities using scientific methods and use the science of cryptology to send and decode secret messages. See what can’t be seen by the naked eye and follow in Sherlock’s steps to learn what tracks can tell us! 5 classes. M–F 9 am–Noon 4/1–4/5 $180

Engineering Classes 7–13 yrs Minerva Learning Staff

• Junior Story Builders

RLCC

NEW

10–13 yrs Versatile hydraulic robot arm allows students to explore simple machines, mechanical advantages, hydraulics and more. Build and explore their personal robot and discover fun and interesting uses for hydraulics in everyday life. Participants allowed to take home their robot to show their family and continue to explore and test the possibilities of mechanics and hydraulics. 1 class. F 9 am–4 pm 4/5 $123

• Simple and NEW Motorized Mechanisms 10–13 yrs Students get a basic understanding of simple building and programing of machines with specially designed LEGO® in this hands-on course. LEGO kits let participants dive into the world of simple, motorized and pneumatic mechanisms, and provide experimental and exploration opportunities and possibilities. 1 class. M 9 am–4 pm 4/1 $123

• Aerospace Engineering I 7–10 yrs Introduces young engineers to the science and engineering behind airborne vehicles. Through fun-filled hands-on activities, participants build and experiment with rockets, kites and rubber band powered airplanes. Through the course of the workshop, participants exposed to concepts of force, motion, prediction, date collection and analysis. 1 class. T 9 am–4 pm 4/2 $123 10–13 yrs Participants explore the science and engineering behind airborne vehicles. Through fun filled hands-on activities, participants build and experiment with rockets, hot air balloons, gliders and rubber band powered airplanes. Through the course of the workshop, participants grasp the concepts of force, motion, lift, drag, buoyancy and center of gravity, glide angels, design aircrafts, data collection and analysis. 1 class. T 9 am–4 pm 4/2 $123

• Green Technology I 7–10 yrs Introduces young engineers to sources of renewable energy in day-to-day life. Participants build their own windmill; generate electricity and experiment with simple concepts behind windmill technology. Experiment with solar energy by building and racing a solar vehicle. Through highly charged and fun filled hands-on activities, build and experiment with harvesting solar and wind energy. 1 class. Th 9 am–4 pm 4/4 $123

• Green Technology II 10–13 yrs Participants explore the science and engineering behind harvesting wind and solar energy and gain understanding of hydrogen fuel cells. Through power filled handson activities, build and experiment with generation of windmills, solar stations and hydrogen fuel cells. Explore alternative energy sources such as wind, solar and hydrogen fuel cells. Through application of engineering practices, perform data collection and analysis. 1 class. Th 9 am–4 pm 4/4 $123

• Mechanical Engineering I 7–10 yrs Introduces young engineers to basics of mechanical engineering. Students building and experiment with mousetrap-powered vehicles, balloon powered racers, and build and race their magnetic levitation vehicles that use strong magnetic field to keep the vehicle floating without touching the ground. Participants exposed to concepts of force, motion, torsion, potential energy and magnetism and performing data gathering and analysis. 1 class. W 9 am–4 pm 4/3 $123

• Mechanical Engineering II 10–13 yrs Through building and experimenting with mousetrap-powered vehicles, students grasp velocity, potential energy, kinetic energy, acceleration, speed, circumference and distance. Students then explore, design, build and race CO2 powered dragsters and gain understanding of friction, aerodynamics, force, potential energy and kinetic energy. Culminate with students building and racing their magnetic levitation vehicles that use strong magnetic field to keep the vehicle floating without touching the ground. 1 class. W 9 am–4 pm 4/3 $123

Engineering FUNamentals with LEGO® 7–13 yrs Play-Well TEKnologies RLCC Have your child become a Play-Well Engineer! Students explore concepts in physics, architecture, mechanical and structural engineering, from Gear Cars to Battletracks. The engineer-designed curriculum challenges new and returning students to reach higher levels of engineering comprehension while having fun. 6 classes. No class 2/18. M 3–4:30 pm 1/14–3/4 $144 winter/spring 2013

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7–10 yrs Students get hands on experience with the simplest machine systems used in our daily lives: gears, wheels, axels, levers, and pulleys, while experimenting and exploring uses of these mechanisms. 1 class. F 9 am–4 pm 4/5 $123

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• Aerospace Engineering II

7–10 yrs Unleash the creative minds of children! Students use construction bricks and pictures of their own scenes to create a story in a kid friendly story building software. Enhances students’ reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. Participants take their story home to share with family and friends. 1 class. M 9 am–4 pm 4/1 $123

• Simple Mechanisms

• Meet Mr. T-Bot

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Youth Sports spring camps Release Day Sports Camp 5–12 yrs LARPD Staff RLCC Gym Looking for something fun for your children to do on their day off? Well, let them spend it at LARPD Sports Camp. Participants play various sports everyday (baseball, basketball, soccer) along with fun playground games (dodgeball, kickball, etc.) All-day session: bring two snacks and a lunch; AM session: bring a snack and a lunch; PM: bring a snack. 1 day. Grouped by 5–6 yrs, 7–8 yrs and 9–12 yrs F 8:30 am–1 pm 3/8 $29 F 1–5:30 pm 3/8 $29 F 8:30 am–5:30 pm 3/8 $45

YOUTH S PORTS

Spring Break Sports Camp (SBSC)

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5–12 yrs LARPD Staff RLCC Gym Camp held at the Robert Livermore Community Center on outdoor fields and in Gymnasium for a fantastic learning experience. SBSC is a sample of the Summer Youth Sports Camp (SYSC) held by LARPD during the summer. Best suited for beginner to intermediate level campers, but staff has the necessary experience and training to challenge campers of all skill levels. Teaches traditional sports and non-traditional games to improve coordination and cardio fitness. Bring water, snack and lunch. Non-scuff athletic shoes only permitted in the Gym. Gum prohibited. Call 925-373-5733 for more information. 5 classes. Grouped by 5–6 yrs, 7–8 yrs & 9–12 yrs M–F 8:30 am–1 pm 4/1–4/5 $105 M–F 1–5:30 pm 4/1–4/5 $105 M–F 8:30 am–5:30 pm 4/1–4/5 $105 One day, half day $29 One day, full day $45

baseball & softball Little Sluggers Youth Baseball 3–5 yrs LARPD Staff RLCC Gym Introduces kids to the world of baseball. Using drills and fun activities, each little slugger will acquire skills to help them play and enjoy baseball. Bats and balls provided. Wear athletic non-scuff shoes, bring glove and water bottle. 6 classes. Advanced: Recommended 2 sessions of beg. level or permission from Coach Dan. No class 4/2, 4/3. Ses. I Ses. II • Beg. 3–5 yrs 9:50–10:35 am T 1/29–3/5 3/19–4/30 $75 W 1/30–3/6 3/20–5/1 $75 • Adv. 4–5 yrs 9–9:45 am T 1/29–3/5 3/19–4/30 $75 W 1/30–3/6 3/20–5/1 $75

LARPD Baseball Academy Hitting Clinic 5–12 yrs LARPD Staff Robertson Park, Ernie Rod. Softball Fields Do you want to learn Baseball or improve your skills? Come out and learn the fundamentals of hitting with our experienced coaches in our new batting cage! Wear plastic cleats, bring glove and water bottle. Bats and helmets provided. 6 classes. • 5–6 yrs F 3:30–4:30 pm 1/11–2/15 $99 • 7–8 yrs F 3:30–4:30 pm 1/11–2/15 $99 • 9–10 yrs F 4:30–5:30 pm 1/11–2/15 $99 • 11–12 yrs F 4:30–5:30 pm 1/11–2/15 $99

LARPD Baseball Academy Pitching Clinic 8–12 yrs LARPD Staff Robertson Park, Ernie Rod. Softball Fields Do you want to learn baseball or improve your skills? Learn the fundamentals of pitching with our experienced coaches. Using drills and fun activities, students learn and/or improve skills that help them play and enjoy the game of baseball. Wear plastic cleats and bring glove and water bottle. 6 classes. • 8–10 yrs M 3:30–4:30 pm 1/7–2/11 $99 • 11–12 yrs M 4:30–5:30 pm 1/7–2/11 $99

LARPD Youth Instructional Baseball League 4–7 yrs LARPD Staff Robertson Park, Ernie Rod. Softball Fields This beginner league introduces kids to the great game of baseball. Each participant assigned to a team that has an LARPD staff as coach. Each team starts off with a 45 minute practice to learn basic fundamentals of baseball. After practice, teams use the skills they learned to play a game against one of the other teams. Bats and balls provided. Bring glove, water bottle and snack. 6 games and practices No games 3/31. Sun 9–11 am 3/3–4/14 $139

LARPD Girls Youth Softball Tournament LARPD is now recruiting 10u and middle school division teams to compete in spring tournament Feb 15–17.. Registration: Mon. 1/7–Fri. 2/8 Registration deadline: Fri. 2/8, 5 pm Fee: $350 per team Tournament Information: 2 four-team brackets for each division. Each team guaranteed 3 round robin games and the top team from each bracket plays for the championship for each division. Contact: Dan Meewis, 925-373-5731 or dmeewis@larpd.dst.ca.us.

RLCC Gym Rental For gym rentals, contact Michael Sa at (925) 373-5733 or msa@larpd.dst.ca.us. LARPD gym rental application can be downloaded at www.larpd.dst.ca.us

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LARPD Little League Spring Tournament LARPD is now recruiting AAA, Major and 50/70 division Little League teams to compete in spring tournament Feb 22–24. Registration: Mon. 1/7–Fri. 2/15 Registration deadline: Fri. 2/15, 5 pm Fee: $350 per team Tournament Information: 2 four team brackets for each division. Each team guaranteed 3 round robin games and the top team from each bracket will play for the championship for each division. Contact: Dan Meewis, 925-373-5731 or dmeewis@larpd.dst.ca.us.

LARPD Batting Cage Ernie Rodrigues Softball Complex 1717 So. Livermore Ave New batting cage now open! Batting cage can be used for hitting, pitching and catching. 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 – $20/hr. With Pitching Machine – $50 1st hr; $20 each additional hour

bowling Intro. to Basic Bowling 3–12 yrs Granada Bowl 1620 Railroad Ave “Learn To Bowl” class designed to introduce basic bowling techniques, concepts and safety to young children in a fun and exciting setting. Class includes on lane coaching, use of bowling equipment, 1 game of bowling and participation award. All skill levels welcome! Wear socks. 6 classes. Visit www.granadabowl.com. W 3–4 pm 3/6–4/10 $42

Fun Fitness 6 yrs+ Jill Harmon RLCC Are you looking for a fun way to get your kids moving? This just might be it! Our focus is making fitness fun in an energized, positive learning environment. Instruction emphasize movement and strength building while every child works at his/her own level with a variety of activities. Beginning 1/7. M 3–4:15 pm Monthly $63

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Little Dribblers Youth Basketball 3-6 yrs LARPD Staff RLCC Gym This new and exciting basketball class introduces children to the basics of basketball. Through drills and fun activities, staff get your child excited about playing the game. Wear non-scuff athletic shoes. 5 classes. No Class 4/4, 4/6, 5/25. Ses. I Ses. II Ses. III 3–5 yrs Th 9–9:45 am 2/7–3/7 3/14–4/18 4/25–5/23 $63 Th 9:50–10:35 am 2/7–3/7 3/14–4/18 4/25–5/23 $63 3–4 yrs Sat 9–9:45 am 2/9–3/9 3/16–4/20 4/27–6/1 $63 5–6 yrs Sat 9:50–10:35 am 2/9–3/9 3/16–4/20 4/27–6/1 $63

LARPD Basketball Academy 5-12 yrs LARPD Staff RLCC Gym Do you want to learn Basketball? Or maybe you just want to improve your skills. Using drills and fun activities, students learn and/or improve skills that help them play and enjoy the game of basketball. Wear non-scuff athletic shoes, bring a water bottle and a basketball. 5 classes. No class 4/4. Ses. I Ses. II Ses. III • 5–7 yrs Th 3:20–4:05 pm 2/7–3/7 3/14–4/18 4/25–5/23 $73 • 8–9 yrs Th 4:10–4:55 pm 2/7–3/7 3/14–4/18 4/25–5/23 $73 • 10–12 yrs Th 4:10–4:55 pm 2/7–3/7 3/14–4/18 4/25–5/23 $73

football Flag Football Summer Instructional League 8–14 yrs LARPD Staff Robert Livermore Park In collaboration with the Livermore Jr. Football League, this exciting program returns Summer 2013. Players introduced to football, learn the basic concepts of the game and play on a recreational team without the intensity of full contact football. Fee includes instruction by experienced coaches, a football jersey, and certificate of completion. Early registration encouraged, space limited. 12 meetings. Bring molded multicleat (non-metal) athletic shoes, water and towel. Final meeting concludes with a special combined session Jamboree on Wednesday 7/24. More program information at the LARPD Recreation-Sports Office by 3/1 or contact the LARPD Sports Dept. at 925-373-5733. NOTE: One day Early Bird Registration opens 2/6. Regular registration opens 5/1. For more information visit www.LJFL.org. MW 5:30–7:30 pm 6/17–7–24 $99

golf Little Golfers 3–5 yrs LARPD Staff RLCC Gym Introduces kids to world of Golf. Using drills and fun activities, each little golfer will acquire skills play and enjoy golf. Clubs and balls provided. Wear athletic non-scuff shoes, bring water bottle. 6 classes. M 9–9:45 am 1/21–2/25 $75 M 9:50–10:35 am 1/21–2/25 $75

Little Sports Stars 3–5 yrs LARPD Staff RLCC Gym Introduces kids to 3 different sports. Golf, bowling and disc golf. Each week participants focus on one of the sports using drills and fun activities. Each little sports star will acquire skills to play and enjoy each sport. All equipment provided. Wear athletic nonscuff shoes, bring water bottle. 6 classes. F 9–9:45 am 1/11–2/15 $75 F 9:50–10:35 am 1/11–2/15 $75

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Just for Kicks Soccer 3–10 yrs Harley Ludwig/Just for Kicks Soccer Staff Almond Park Just4Kicks conducts instructional lessons that develop skills and emotional development required for the game of soccer. Each session focuses on a particular aspect of the game utilizing specifically designed activities. Typical session includes warm-up, topic introduction, demonstrations, activities to learn, practice on a certain skill, recreational games and a soccer match. Emphasis on learning and having fun. J4K puts PLAY back into playing soccer. No class 5/25.

• Pre-K Soccer 3–4 yrs Pre-K soccer is a chance to explore all the fun skills you can learn with a soccer ball. Also, that dreaded “bunch ball” play at this age will be worked on, with development and learning of group dynamics. Skills such as dribbling the ball, stopping, passing and social skills are all learned in this fun atmosphere that Just4Kicks provides. 6/8 classes. No class 5/25. Sat 4:50–5:20 pm 2/2–3/9 $68 Sat 4:50–5:20 pm 4/13–6/8 $90

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2–6 yrs Kidz Love Soccer Staff May Nissen Park Since 1979, Kidz Love Soccer has been dedicated to teaching children the world’s most popular sport within a nurturing, recreational environment. Typical session includes age appropriate activities: skill demonstrations, fun games, and instructional scrimmages. Young soccer enthusiasts experience soccer fun in a safe, non-competitive environment. Kidz Love Soccer…”Where the score is always FUN to FUN!” Visit www.kidzlovesoccer.com or call; 1-888-372-5803. 7/8 classes. No class 5/25.

• Mommy/Daddy & Me Soccer 2–3.5 yrs Introduce 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 socialization and large motor skills. The fun happens on the field, and in Mommy/ Daddy & Me Soccer, parents part of the action instead of watching from the sidelines! No class 5/25. Sat 9–9:30 am 2/2–3/16 $89 Sat 9–9:30 am 4/13–6/8 $99

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• K Soccer

• 2–4 Soccer

4–5 yrs With the expectation of having fun, learn to love soccer. Skills introduced and built upon while work on the team concept of soccer. Recreation games guide learning through play, and all those skills and drills worked on begin to make the game and strategies of soccer come together for Kindergarten players. 6/8 classes. No class 5/25. Sat 4:15–4:50 pm 2/2–3/9 $68 4/13–6/8 $90 Sat 4:15–4:50 pm

7–10 yrs Passing, shooting, dribbling, GOAL! Player development emphasizes putting it all together – individual playing skills combined with team play. Teaching through play and fun activities. Participants visually learn “how and why” as the team works through scrimmages and game situations. Defensive and offensive tactics and strategies are built upon through small-sided games. Emphasis on fun and learning not winning or keeping score. Individual and team skills equally importance at this level. Expectations of each position in a small-sided game format are explained and developed for a truly exceptional soccer experience. 6/8 classes. No class 5/25. 2/2–3/9 $68 Sat 2:30–3:30 pm Sat 2:30–3:30 pm 4/13–6/8 $90

• K–1 Soccer 5–6 yrs The Real Games Begin.... Through the guidance and direction of Just4Kicks staff, playing takes place in a relaxed atmosphere with learning and development the goal. Players work on skills utilizing a practice method of game play. Scrimmages part of each class. Sportsmanship, fun and increased knowledge of the sport of soccer all part of K1 Soccer. 6/8 classes. No class 5/25. Sat 3:30–4:15 pm 2/2–3/9 $68 4/13–6/8 $90 Sat 3:30–4:15 pm

• Tot Soccer

• Soccer 1

3.5–4 yrs Little tykes enjoy running and kicking just like 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. No class 5/25. Sat 9:40–10:10 am 2/2–3/16 $89 Sat 9:40–10:10 am 4/13–6/8 $99

5–6 yrs Players learn dribbling, passing, receiving, shooting, age-specific defense, etc. Fun skill games played at 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. No class 5/25. Sat 10:45–11:30 am 2/2–3/16 $89 Sat 10:45–11:30 am 4/13–6/8 $99

• Pre Soccer 4–5 yrs Teaches the basic techniques of soccer and builds self-esteem through participation and fun game activities. Children learn to follow instructions in a nurturing, age appropriate environment. Shin guards required after the first meeting. No class 5/25. Sat 10:10–10:45 am 2/2–3/16 $89 Sat 10:10–10:45 am 4/13–6/8 $99

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Kidz Love Soccer Skillz & Scrimmage 7–10 yrs Kidz Love Soccer Staff May Nissen Park Kidz enjoy advanced skill building: dribbling, passing and shooting in a team play format. Each class focuses on scrimmages that emphasize application of finer technical points. All levels welcome to come enjoy the world’s most popular game! Each participant receives a soccer jersey. Shin guards required. No class 5/25. Sat 11:30 am–12:15 pm 2/2–3/16 $99 Sat 11:30 am–12:15 pm 4/13–6/8 $109

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tennis Future Stars 2000s’ Pat Tibbetts, PTR certified Dorothy Svets Tennis Complex Future Stars 2000s’ designed for beginner through intermediate student. Lessons taught in a fun, positive atmosphere covering: grips, fundamentals, scoring, movement drills and more. Student provides own tennis racquet. Tennis balls provided. Wear nonmarking tennis shoes, bring water. In case of wet weather, M–Th call 925-373-5700, Sat. call 925-294-8331. No class 1/19, 1/21, 2/16, 2/18, 5/25. T 7:30–9 pm Adult B/AB NITE Th 9–10:30 am Adult B/AB Sat 8:30–9:30 am Adult B/AB

JAN 1/8–1/29 1/3–1/24 1/5–1/26

Class Description: Beginner (B): New to Tennis or with limited experience. Youth & Adults. Advanced Beginner (AB): Knowledge all basic strokes & can do short rally. Youth & Adults. Private Lessons: Contact Future Stars 2000s’ instructor through LARPD at 925-373-5700 or e-mail Pat at pattntennis@comcast. net.

FEB 2/5–2/26 2/7–2/28 2/2–2/23

MAR 3/5–3/26 3/7–3/28 3/2–3/23($27)

JAN FEB MAR Sat 9:45–10:30 am Tiny Tots 1/5–1/26 2/2–2/23 3/2–3/23($21) MW 3:45–4:30 pm Tiny Tots 1/7–1/28 2/4–2/25 3/4–3/20 Sat 10:30–11:30 am B 1/5–1/26 2/2–2/23 3/2–3/23($27) MW 4:30–5:30 pm B 1/7–1/28 2/4–2/25 3/4–3/20 Sat 11:30–12:30 pm AB 1/5–1/26 2/2–2/23 3/2–3/23($27) MW 5:30–6:30 pm AB 1/7–1/28 2/4–2/25 3/4–3/20 Sat 12:30–1:30 pm AB/Int. 1/5–1/26 2/2–2/23 3/2–3/23($27) MW 6:30–7:30 pm AB/Int. 1/7–1/28 2/4–2/25 3/4–3/20 Th 11 am–12:30 pm Home School 1/3–1/24 2/7–2/28 3/7–3/28 M–Th 9–10:30 am Youth Camp B M–Th 10:30 am–Noon Youth Camp AB Sat 12:30–2:30 pm High Performance 1/5–1/26 2/2–2/23 3/2–3/23 T 4–6 pm High Performance 1/8–1/29 2/5–2/26 3/5–3/26

Club VIP Volleyball 8–14 yrs Club VIP Staff

MAY Fee 5/7–5/21($30) $39 5/2–5/23 $39 5/4–5/18 $21

APR MAY 4/6–4/27($21) 5/4–5/18 4/8–4/24 5/6–5/22 4/6–4/27($27) 5/4–5/18 4/8–4/24 5/6–5/22 4/6–4/27($27) 5/4–5/18 4/8–4/24 5/6–5/22 4/6–4/27($27) 5/4–5/18 4/8–4/24 5/6–5/22 4/11–4/25($30) 5/2–5/23 4/1–4/4 4/1–4/4 4/6–4/27 5/4–5/25 4/9–4/30 5/7–5/21

Fee $16 $30 $21 $39 $21 $39 $21 $39 $39 $39 $39 $69 $69

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RLCC Gym

• Introduction to Volleyball

• Intermediate Volleyball

12–14 yrs Geared for boys and girls ages 12–14. Fine-tune basic volleyball techniques and build confidence for young athletes. Players have an opportunity to develop basic skills and learn how to apply skills in real scrimmaging situations. Designed for each player to improve skill level while understanding the role of a volleyball player. 4 classes. No class 4/5. Ses. I Ses. II Ses. III F 6–7 pm 3/1–3/22 3/29–4/26 5/3–5/24 $58

• Introduction Volleyball Spring Camp 8–11 yrs Finally, a volleyball class geared for boys and girls between the ages of 8–11. Class focus is to teach interested players the basics of volleyball. Participants learn how to pass, set, serve, and spike in a fun atmosphere. Establishes a great foundation to continue playing volleyball. 4 classes. M–Th 8–11 am 4/1–4/4 $123

• Inter. Volleyball Spring Camp

12–14 yrs Geared for boys and girls ages 12–14. This camp fine tunes basic volleyball techniques and builds confidence for young athletes. Players have an opportunity to develop basic skills and learn how to apply skills in real scrimmaging situations. Designed for each player to improve skill level while understanding the role of a volleyball player. 4 classes. M–Th 8–11 am 4/1–4/4 $123

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8–11 yrs Finally, a volleyball class geared for boys and girls between the ages of 8–11. Class focus is to teach interested players volleyball. Participants learn how to pass, set, serve, and spike in a fun atmosphere. Establishes a great foundation to continue playing volleyball. 4 classes. No class 4/5. Ses. I Ses. II Ses. III F 5–6 pm 3/1–3/22 3/29–4/26 5/3–5/24 $58

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Teens art

Art for Adults & Teens 12 yrs+ Thomasin Dewhurst RLCC Learn and develop artistic skills in drawing, painting, print–making and clay sculpture/ ceramics. Focus developing techniques with-in each medium, problem-solving, and challenging the imagination. Mediums covered include pencil, charcoal, pastel, watercolor, oil paint and air-dry clay. Homeschooled teens welcome. 8 classes. No class 4/2. T 11 am–12:30 pm 1/8–2/26 $148 T 11 am–12:30 pm 3/5–4/30 $148

film & stage Comedy & Improv

Legally Blonde

13–17 yrs SmARTSUnlimited 51 Wright Brothers Ave Suite C Like to laugh, connect, and be creative? Enjoy experiencing improvisational theater. Students learn the basics of this group art form and do lots of performance level games. Session ends with a show for friends and family where the games learned are demonstrated. Become more comfortable on stage and in front of others, learn to listen well, develop confidence in ability to create, and become much more expressive. Improv. is so fun, students will forget they are learning important, challenging skills. Sat 11 am–Noon 2/2–6/1 $202

13–17 yrs SmARTSUnlimited 51 Wright Brothers Ave Suite E Sorority star Elle Woods doesn’t take “no” for an answer. So when her boyfriend dumps her for someone “serious,” Elle puts down the credit card, hits the books, and sets out to go where no Delta Nu has gone before: Harvard Law. Along the way, Elle proves that being true to yourself never goes out of style. Performance 6/1– 6/2. MW 6–7 pm 2/4–6/5 $402

music Piano for Beginners

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15 yrs. & up ALOHA Staff 1857 First St. Teaches the rules of the road and prepares students to be a safe driver. 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. Once Drivers Ed. is completed and student is at least 15 ½, student eligible to take the DMV written permit test to get their CA Provisional Driving Permit! *Students responsible for passing DMV permit test at a DMV office prior to beginning Behind the Wheel Training. W–Sat 8 am–3 pm 1/2–1/5 $400 F–M 8 am–3 pm 2/15–2/18 $400 F–M 8 am–3 pm 3/8–3/11 $400 T–F 8 am–3 pm 4/2–4/5 $400 F–M 8 am–3 pm 5/24–5/27 $400

13–17 yrs Galina’s Music Studio 2222 Second St. #2 Offers easy step-by-step piano instruction for beginners. Students will be able to play satisfying and entertaining pieces from the very first lesson. Lessons taught in a fun & supportive environment while learning the fundamentals of music notation, music theory and rhythm. 6 classes. No class 1/21, 2/18. M 7–7:45 pm 1/7–2/25 $137 M 7–7:45 pm 4/8–5/13 $137

Ukulele 13–17 yrs. Galina’s Music Studio 2222 Second St #2 Have you ever wanted to play an instrument you could sing along with? If so, the ukulele is the perfect instrument for you. Easy to learn and fun to play. First lesson teaches basic rhythms, chords and to play a simple song. Additional lessons teach increasingly complex chords and fingering. So pick up that ukulele and join in the fun! 6 classes. No class 11/24. Ses. I Ses. II Ses. III F 6–6:45 pm 1/11–2/15 2/22–3/29 $122 Sat 10–10:45 am 1/12–2/16 2/23–3/30 4/13–5/18 $122

Vocal Lessons 13–17 yrs Galina’s Music Studio 2222 Second St. #2 Exciting and informative class covers songs ranging from Folk to popular music, Broadway and Musical Theatre favorites. Lessons include ear training breathing techniques, vocal and diction exercises and harmonizing with others. 6 classes. Ses. I Ses. II Ses. III Sat 2–2:45 pm 1/12–2/16 2/23–3/30 4/13–5/18 $147

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PAL

Middle School – Before & After School Program Entering 6–8th grades A before and after school program for middle school students located on middle school campuses–Christensen, East Ave., Junction, and Mendenhall. Program open between 7 am–8:30 am and after school until 6 pm. Snack, field trips, recreational games, enrichment activities, homework time (not tutoring), guest speakers, and community service projects provided. All programs supervised by responsible and qualified staff. The main objective is to provide a fun and safe environment for participants. Year round fee: $260 per month with a $50 non-refundable registration fee. Summer-only care: $395 per month. Financial assistance is available for qualified participants. To register or for more information call 925-960–2480.

test and college prep Grammar 101: Punctuation

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16 yrs+ Tracy Sahn RLCC Refreshing your knowledge of written grammar will help your confidence and improve your ability to excel in school and in the workplace. Cover common punctuation mistakes and the proper usage of apostrophes, colons, semicolons and commas. 1 class. T 7–8:30 pm 1/15 $18

16 yrs+ Tracy Sahn RLCC Refreshing your knowledge of English grammar will help your confidence and improve your ability to communicate effectively. Class covers common word usage mistakes and common pronoun errors. 1 class. T 7–8:30 pm 1/22 $18

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16–18 yrs Susan Larik from SusanPrep.com RLCC First three sessions cover each SAT subject – Critical Reading, Writing, and Mathin depth. Last session focuses on practice questions to put the strategies, techniques, and concepts covered into use. Students should purchase The Official SAT Study Guide (Second Edition) before the start of class, and plan to do two to three hours of homework each week. 4 classes. Sat 9 am–Noon 4/6–4/27 $278

Spring Break SAT Prep 16–18 yrs Susan Larik from SusanPrep.com RLCC Looking for something productive to do during spring break? Course covers each SAT section-Writing, Critical Reading, and Math-in depth, and spend the last day doing practice problems to put the strategies, techniques, and review concepts learned to use. Students should purchase The Official SAT Study Guide (Second Edition) before the start of class, and plan to do about 1 ½ hours of homework per night. 4 classes. T–F 9 am–Noon 4/2–4/5 $278

Last Minute SAT Prep– Strategies & Review 16–18 yrs Susan Larik from SusanPrep.com RLCC A “highlight reel” of the best tips and techniques. Explore strategies for approaching each type of question, including the essay. Learn how to increase the probability of selecting correct answers. Learn patterns and recurring themes on the test. Review math concepts learned but may have forgotten. Do sample questions for each section to see how the strategies apply. 1 class. M 5:30–9 pm 4/15 $98 Sat 1:30–5 pm 4/20 $98

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Grammar 102: NEW Proper Word Usage

Strategic SAT Prep

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Outdoor Recreation Brushy Peak Tour

About Brushy Peak Regional Preserve

Want to explore Brushy Peak Regional Preserve without the strenuous hike to the top of the peak? On this approximately 3-mile hike, explore the natural and cultural features of this scenic parkland. (See Brushy Peak Adventure description.) Participants under 18 must be accompanied by a parent. This a group tour; there are no refunds. Sun 9 am–1 pm 5/5 $25

Brushy Peak Regional Preserve is a prominent landmark from both the Livermore Valley and the Central Valley. Brushy Peak has drawn people to its slopes for hundreds of years. It Is considered a sacred place by the Native American people. From the peak, visitors can look out across the Central Valley toward the Sierra Nevada mountains. Sandstone rock formations dot the area and come in fascinating shapes. They are home to many species. Colorful lichens cover their surfaces, birds nest on them and a variety of creatures live in the rain-water that collects in the depressions in the rock. To protect this special place so that all can continue to experience its full beauty, the special protection area is open by guided tour only.

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Brushy Peak Group Adventure Do you have a group that wants to explore Brushy Peak Regional Preserve? Groups of up to 10 can be accommodated on a group tour of Brushy Peak (see description above). Call the LARPD ranger office at 925-960-2400 for information and availability. 9 am–2 pm $350

Junior Rangers 9–13 yrs Hiking, camping, playing games, exploring nature, plus lots of fun awaits 9–13 year old kids who join up to be a Jr. Ranger. Program meets for 10 Saturdays from January through June, and has 2 overnight campouts, including the infamous Neanderthal Camping. Most meetings at the Sycamore Grove Park Reserved Picnic Area. Meets approximately twice per month. Call 925960-2400 for more information or to get a copy of the proposed meeting schedule. Sat 9 am–1 pm Jan–Jun $225

Weekend Nature Walks

Brushy Peak Adventure Explore the magical parkland known as Brushy Peak Regional Preserve. This preserve is steeped in Native American lore, pioneer history, and natural beauty. The adventure (approximately a 4-mile hike) includes exploration of unique sandstone rock formations and a moderately strenuous trek to the top of Brushy Peak. Access to this special place is restricted and due to the sensitive nature of the preserve all participants must stay with the group. For more information call the LARPD ranger office at (925) 960-2400. Participants under 18 must be accompanied by a parent. This is a group tour, there are no refunds. Sun 9 am–2 pm 3/3 $30 Sat 9 am–2 pm 3/23 $30 Sun 9 am–2 pm 4/7 $30 Sat 9 am–2 pm 5/18 $30

Junior Rangers and Weekend Nature Walks are two ways to explore the park through ranger-led activities. Learn more about these programs below.

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 natural world. Escape the city, and take a family outing, jog for exercise, ride a horse, ride a bike or enjoy a leisurely picnic. At the same time, enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of nature. Along the Arroyo Del Valle see frogs, pond turtles, dragonflies, ducks or even muskrats. In addition to this riparian area, enjoy grassland and oak woodland habitats.

Wild animals, gorgeous wildflowers, mighty oaks and stately Sycamore trees! Join a ranger to explore and experience the wild in your backyard-our local open space parks. Night hikes, star gazing, nature discovery hikes and many more outdoor adventures on these ranger-led programs. Get all the news about these great walks and hikes in the rangers’ our monthly e-newsletter Valley Wilds which includes a schedule of programs and articles about natural and cultural history. A $2 donation to support the programs is requested. There is a $5 parking fee at Sycamore Grove Park. For information call the Ranger Office at 925-960-2400 or email valleywilds@larpd. dst.ca.us.

Sycamore Grove Annual Parking Pass

For the avid park user, a parking pass represents a tremendous savings over the daily parking fee ($5). Seniors (Age 60+) receive a substantial discount. Annual passes are hang-tags that you can use in multiple vehicles and are prorated monthly so visitors get the same great value regardless of when the pass is purchased. Annual passes can be purchased from rangers in the park, by mail (form online) or at the Robert LiverEntrances are on Wetmore Road and Ar- more Community Center, 4444 East Avroyo Road and have parking and restrooms enue. at each. The entrances are connected by a 2.5-mile long paved path. A number of other dirt paths branch off along the way allowing visitors to explore a variety of habitats and enjoy a leisurely stroll over relatively flat terrain or climb into the hills for fabulous views across the Livermore Valley.

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“Article 24 of the (United Nations) Human Declaration of Human Rights states, ‘Everyone has the right to rest and leisure.’ It is self-evident that parks make life better. Play, as is learned in parks, is a rehearsal of life to come.” - Idris Al-Oboudi, Manhattan Beach Parks and Recreation

Camp Shelly A Lake Tahoe Adventure Looking for a special vacation experience for your family this summer? Then head on up to Lake Tahoe for a magical camping adventure at LARPD’s Camp Shelly Family Campground. Tucked away in a pine and fir forest on the south shore of Lake Tahoe, the intimate 25-site campground offers spacious campsites in a beautiful setting. Opportunities for bicycling, swimming, fishing, horseback riding, and hiking in the breathtaking Desolation Wilderness can be found just minutes away. Within the camp, visitors may enjoy a game of volleyball, horseshoes, or Ping-Pong while the kids ride their bikes around the paved campground loop. Rangers are on duty daily to assist campers and to maintain the camp. Campground Amenities Each campsite has a parking place, picnic table, fire pit with grill, food locker, and a level spot to pitch a tent. Several sites can accommodate boats, tent trailers, and motorhomes, while a few sites can hold vehicles or trailers up to 28 feet long and 10 feet high. In addition, there are sites that can accommodate people with mobility issues. A central restroom has flush toilets and hot showers.

Sycamore Grove Calendar

Want to show support for the District’s open space parks? It’s easy! Purchase a beautiful Sycamore Grove Park calendar for your home and office! Filled with incredible images of this open space gem, the calendar also makes a great gift for friends and family. Fee: $10. Or buy one (or more) with a Sycamore Grove annual parking pass (separate fee) and get the calendar for just $6 each. Calendars may be purchased at the Robert Livermore Community Center and Alden Lane Nursery, 981 Alden Lane, Livermore.

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Special Needs Groups General

April 1, 2013 April 3, 2013 April 13, 2013

Registration and Camping Season Camp Shelly Opens: Friday, June 14 through Tuesday, September 3, 2013. Camp Site Fee: $35 per night, up to 8 people per site. Vehicle Fee: First car included in the camping fee, second vehicle is $5 per night (no more than two vehicles per site). winter/spring 2013

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Adult Dance Basic Hula & Tahitian Dance

Ballroom and Social Dance

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15 yrs+ Desiree Elder RLCC Learn the graceful art of the Hawaiian Hula and invigorating drum dances of French Polynesia. 90-minute class covers basic hand, hip and feet movement, posture, language and cultural information. Builds flexibility, stamina, body awareness and coordination. Bring a hip wrap (pareo) and water. Wear comfortable and loose clothing. Pareo available for sale at first and second classes. 6 classes. No class 3/30. Sat 9:30–11 am 3/2–4/13 $73

Steve & Donna Radcliffe Veterans Bldg. Beginner: Learn basic moves in Samba, Rhumba, Cha Cha, Nightclub 2-Step, Waltz, Foxtrot, and Swing.

“My childhood may be over, but that doesn’t mean playtime is.”

Ses. I Ses. II Ses. III 1/10–2/14 2/28–4/4 4/18–5/23 $42

Intermediate: Continuation of the Beginner class with more advanced steps and styling with the addition of Tango and Salsa. Advanced: Participants work on a dance routine in one of the various ballroom dances taught in Intermediate class. PARTNERS ARE REQUIRED. 6 classes.

Th Beg. 7:30–8:30 pm Th Inter. 8:35–9:35 pm Th Adv. 9:35–10:05 pm No Fee

Line Dance

-Ron Olson

Beg. Belly Dancing

Tango & Latin Dance

12 yrs+ Aizubra RLCC Shake stress away! Class features yoga warm-ups, then Egyptian, Turkish, and Greek movements. Basic steps, finger cymbal patterns, and dancing with a silk veil covered. Great class for beginning and continuing dancers to learn more about Mid-Eastern dance. Dance for fun, health, and fitness! Check out www.aizubra.com. 6/5 classes. No class 1/21, 2/18, 4/1.

Lois Hilton RLCC Learn the seductive moves of Tango and other Latin dances such as Rumba, Chacha, 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.

M 7:30–8:30 pm

Ses. I Ses. II Ses. III 1/7–2/25 3/4–4/15 4/22–5/20 $68/58

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Inter./Adv. Belly Dance 12 yrs+ Tatseena RLCC Come ready to have fun dancing with skill and prop development in this class featuring Raks Sharqi and fusion styles with intermediate/advanced technique drills with rhythms and dance combinations. Gain insight into the empowering history of Mid Eastern dance while learning to perform with veils, canes, swords, zils, skirts, and fans. Performance opportunities with Tatseena’s troupes although performances not mandatory. Check out www.tatseena. com. 6 classes.

W 6:30–7:30 pm

Ses. I Ses. II 1/9–2/27 4/10–5/29

East Coast Swing Lois Hilton RLCC Beginners: If you have never danced and think you have “two left feet” or if you’ve danced a little but still are not feeling confident, then this class is for you. Learn patterns and movements to a variety of tempos while learning to lead and follow partners. Learn the basics and establish a solid foundation for becoming a swing dancer. Partners are not necessary. 8 classes.

W 7:30–8:30 pm

Ses. I Ses. II 1/9–2/27 4/10–5/29 $83

T 8:15–9:30 pm

Ses. I Ses. II Ses. III 1/8–2/12 2/19–3/26 4/2–5/7 $68

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Gary Clayton RLCC Beginners: Line dancing is a great way to exercise. Students improve coordination, flexibility and balance while learning a variety of fun dances. Teaches the easier step patterns and familiarizes students with the basic techniques of line dancing. 5 classes.

T 6:30–7:15 pm

Ses. I Ses. II Ses. III 1/8–2/5 2/26–3/26 4/16–5/14 $33 Advanced Beginner: For dancers who have attended 5 or 6 Beginner sessions and are ready to advance. Learn additional step patterns and slightly more complex dances.

T 7:15–8 pm Ses. I 1/8–2/5

Ses. II Ses. III 2/26–3/26 4/16–5/14 $33

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

T 8–9 pm

Ses. I 1/8–2/5

Ses. II Ses. III 2/26–3/26 4/16–5/14 $33

Combination: 2 of the above classes. Beginner/Adv. Beginner (6:30–8 pm) OR Adv. Beg/Intermediate (7:15–9 pm).

T 6:30–8 pm

Ses. I 1/8–2/5

Ses. II Ses. III 2/26–3/26 4/16–5/14 $41

1/8–2/5

2/26–3/26 4/16–5/14 $41

T 7:15–9 pm

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Adult Fitness CORE & More

Learn more about LARPD Leagues and Tournaments pages 40-41 U-Jam Fitness Teresa Kamakea RLCC Cardio dance fitness program that unites world beats with urban flavor. From old school hip hop to Bollywood, the music will motivate an intense workout that tones your body and leaves you craving more. Buy a Punch card and come whenever you want. No class 1/19, 2/16, 3/16, 4/13, 5/11. Sat 11 am–Noon 1/5–5/25 5 classes, $35 / 10 classes, $60 / 16 classes, $80

ZUMBA® Teresa Kamakea RLCC Are you ready to party yourself into shape? Zumba blends the hottest music from here and around the world with easy to follow steps to form a downright addictive “fitness-party.” Start the weekend off with a fun, sexy and energizing workout, leave feeling like a rock star. No prior Zumba or dance experience necessary. Bring water and wear exercise attire. Buy a 5, 10, 16, or 20 class punch card and come whenever. No class 1/19, 2/14, 2/16, 3/16, 4/13, 5/11. Th 6:30–7:30 pm 1/10–5/30 Sat 9:30–10:30 am 1/5–5/25 5 classes, $35 / 10 classes, $60 / 16 classes, $80 / 20 classes, $100.

Kim Brandt, C.T. RLCC Rec. Bldg. Join a fun, energetic class that burns calories, increases fitness, and improves health. Cycle through a 50 minute workout that includes climbs, sprints, intervals, and flats set to upbeat music that motivates to the end of the ride. Participant determines his/her intensity level. Bring water and a towel. TTh 6–6:50 pm 1/8–1/31 $67 TTh 6–6:50 pm 2/5–2/28 $67 TTh 6–6:50 pm 3/5–3/28 $67 TTh 6–6:50 pm 4/9–4/25 $51 TTh 6–6:50 pm 4/30–5/30 $83

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1/2–1/30 2/4–2/27 3/4–3/27 4/1–4/29 5/1–5/29 1/3–1/31 2/5–2/28 3/5–3/28 4/2–4/30 5/2–5/30

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SPIN Real Fitness Staff RLCC Rec. Bldg. Spinning is an all-level indoor cycling class that features a 50-minute cardio ride, including a warm-up and cool-down and simulates an outdoor ride by combining various cycling techniques and intervals set to upbeat music providing an enjoyable and effective workout. Each participant determines his/her own intensity level. Schwinn certified instructors. No class 1/21, 2/18, 5/27. MW 9:30-10:20 am 1/2-1/30 $79 MW 9:30-10:20 am 2/4-2/27 $71 9:30-10:20 am 3/4-3/27 $71 MW MW 9:30-10:20 am 4/1-4/29 $79 MW 9:30-10:20 am 5/1-5/29 $79 TTh 9:30–10:20 am 1/3–1/31 $79 TTh 9:30–10:20 am 2/5–2/28 $71 TTh 9:30–10:20 am 3/5–3/28 $71 TTh 9:30–10:20 am 4/2–4/30 $79 TTh 9:30–10:20 am 5/2–5/30 $79 MW 6:30–7:20 pm 1/2–1/30 $71 MW 6:30–7:20 pm 2/4–2/27 $63 MW 6:30–7:20 pm 3/4–3/27 $71 MW 6:30–7:30 pm 4/1–4/29 $79 MW 6:30–7:30 pm 5/1–5/29 $71

Real Fitness for Real People Real Fitness Staff RLCC Gym A high-energy, calorie burning workout patterned after the workouts designed for the award winning program, Livermore’s Biggest Loser. Sixty-minute workouts encompass cardiovascular and resistance/strength training using various types of equipment and techniques. No two classes are ever the same. Improve fitness level and body composition with this 8-week session. All levels welcome, modifications always given. Sessions meet twice weekly. Wear comfortable workout attire, bring towel, water bottle, and nonscuff athletic shoes only. Locker rooms and shower facilities available. No class 6/13. Ses. I Ses. II Ses. III 5:30–6:30 pm 1/3–2/28 3/5–4/30 5/2–6/27 TTh $139 $139 $131

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Spinning®

Real Fitness Staff RLCC Rec. Bldg. 30 minute class focuses on abdominal and back strength. Additional benefits to upper/ lower body strength using own bodyweight, balance balls, medicine balls, or tubing on mats or on balancing equipment. Helps support your body in everyday activities and improves balance, posture, stability, alignment and MORE! Great precursor to spin class. No class 1/21, 2/18, 5/27.

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Pilates Mat & Reformer Workshops Katherine Campbell/Pilates Staff Livermore Pilates Studio, 1080 Concannon Blvd. Come learn how to execute Pilates exercises the correct way for maximum benefit! Highly-trained and certified, career instructors utilize Stott Pilates. Safe and effective for both fitness or rehabilitation students. Small, personalized classes or private training offered 6 am–9 pm daily in fully equipped, professional Pilates studio. Specialty classes offered include Pilates for Osteoporosis and Pilates for Golf/Tennis. On-going classes, start anytime. View LARPD introductory classes on our current schedule and pricing list at www.livermorepilates.com. Register by calling 925-6992293 for sign up instructions in person or online. Mention LARPD for 25% off first 4 or 8 class package price.

• Pilates Mat Flow through a series of progressive and dynamic floor exercises with an emphasis on core stability and rebalancing of muscles. Promotes efficient, effective movements and injury prevention. 6-8 students.

• Intro. to Pilates Reformer Uses specialized equipment to add both assistance and resistance to the Pilates exercises. Only 4 students per class makes this semi-private training effective, affordable and fun.

• Pilates Workshop Held monthly and feature techniques for stretching and flexibility, balance, self-massage with the foam roller, chair Pilates, and more. See schedule at www.livermorepilates “Workshops” tab.

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For clients who desire individualized attention. Instructor selects exercises from the entire Pilates repertoire and utilizes, mat, reformer, and other Pilates apparatus including the trapeze table, barrels, and chairs. Recommended for clients recovering from injuries, surgeries, and/or special health conditions. Pink Ribbon Programbreast cancer instructor available.

Beginning Yoga

Yoga Drop-In

Tricia Moore, MSW Iyengar Yoga Certified RLCC Learn the art and science of basic yoga postures, taught primarily in the tradition of renowned yoga master BKS Iyengar. Flexibility, balance, strength, stressreduction 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. Visit www. yogadelvalle.com. 10 classes. No class 4/2.

Tricia Moore, MSW, Iyengar Yoga Certified RLCC Attend a yoga class listed 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. $15 per drop-in.

T 6:40–8:05 pm

Ses. I 1/8–3/12

Ses. II 3/19–5/28

$123

Continuing/Intermediate Yoga Tricia Moore, MSW Iyengar Yoga Certified RLCC For yogis who have the basic yoga poses and are 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 who have prior Iyengar yoga experience. Visit www.yogadelvalle.com. 10/9 classes. No classes 1/21, 2/18, 3/29, 4/1, 4/5, 5/27. Ses. I Ses. II

M 5:30–7:15 pm

1/7–3/18

1/11–3/15 3/22–5/31 $133/120

F 9:30–11:15 am

3/25–6/3

$120

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. ONGOING CLASSES. Sign up at class. Class starts 1/21, 2/18, 3/29, 5/25. (2) (3) Times attending per week MWF 8:30–9:30 am Jan $32 $38 MWF 8:30–9:30 am Feb $29 $35 MWF 8:30–9:30 am Mar $29 $38 $29 $41 MWF 8:30–9:30 am Apr MWF 8:30–9:30 am May $32 $41

Beg. & Continuing Kundalini Yoga Barbara Steinhagen RLCC Helps participants get and stay healthy, stay focused on daily task and live fulfilled lives. Gentle yet dynamic blend of breathing, stretching, movement, mantra and meditation. One of the most effective ways to become calm and totally relaxed yet energized and balanced. Provides quickest and most dramatic results to clear the mind, strengthen the nerves, balance the glands, set the immune system, and orient your consciousness to create a happy and healthy life. Students instruct in Kundalini Yoga Kriyas. Meditations taught by Yogi Bhajan. Open to all. 8/10 classes. No class 1/21, 2/18. Ses. I Ses. II

M 10–11:15 am

1/7–3/11

3/18–5/20 $96/120

1/9–3/13

3/20–5/22

W 5:30–7 pm

$120

Boot Camp Conditioning 15 yrs+ Cyclone Staff 4555 Las Positas Rd. Unit E Burn fat, build muscle, strength, power and speed in a safe and clean environment. Uses circuit training methods that incorporate resistance training, with cardio intervals to burn calories. Get stronger, leaner, healthier. Exercises modified to fit all needs. Unlimited classes 7 days a week. Call 925-373-1400 for class schedule. $69 M–Sun Monthly

Barbara Van Trease Vets Bldg. The #1 reason why students return again and again, 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 improves aerobic endurance, muscle tone and flexibility. Leave class feeling relaxed, energized and stress free. Childcare M–F AM only. Call 925-447-8890 for new student specials or visit www.jazzercise.com. SIGN UP AT CLASS or online. MW 6:30 pm Regular MTWThSat 9 am Regular 5:30 pm Regular W M 5:30 pm Body Sculpting TTh 6:00 pm Regular Livermore Area Recreation & Park District

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Adult Martial Arts Livermore Martial Arts Academy

Livermore Martial Arts Academy 4070 East Ave

• Martial Arts for Self Defense 13 yrs+ Our 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 wellrounded including standing and ground techniques for self-defense with a fitness and conditioning emphasis.

T 6:45–7:30 pm

Ses. I Ses. II Ses. III 1/8–1/29 3/5–3/26 5/7–5/28 $53

• Fitness Kickboxing Get ready to shed pounds and inches. Want to get in shape and have fun doing it? 45 minute class begins with a quick warm-up and launches into a calorie burning party that is sure to lower stress, lose weight and have an all-around good time. Experience an ultimate body workout, kicking and punching your way to a stronger more self confident you. Workout involves kicking and punching bags so gloves required. Gloves may be purchased at LMAA.

Sat 8–8:45 am

Ses. I Ses. II Ses. III 1/12–2/2 3/2–3/23 5/4–5/25 $53

• Intro. to Fight Like A Girl –Women’s Personal Violence Prevention

Seminar:

Free

Ses. I F 7:30–9 pm 1/18

Classes: W 7–7:45 pm

Ses. II 3/15 FREE

Ses. I Ses. II Ses. III 1/19–1/30 3/6–3/27 5/1–5/22 $53

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Shinrei Dojo

3985 First Street, Suite C

• Shinkendo, Traditional Japanese Swordsmanship 13 yrs+ Shinkendo teaches authentic Japanese swordsmanship and is a comprehensive study of the sword once practiced by the Samurai in ancient Japan. Toshishiro Obata Sensei studied extensively with some of Japan’s best known sword teachers and created this modern Budo based upon his experience, knowledge and historical research. This monthly class will cover training in sword etiquette, basic sword swinging drills, and combative sword drawing forms. 4 classes.

Th 7–8:30 pm Ses. I 1/10–1/31

Ses. II 3/7–3/28

Ses. III 5/2–5/23

$62

• Aikido Beginners Course 13 yrs+ Aikido is a non-violent, Japanese martial art that teaches us to blend with the power of an attack, neutralize it and bring the attacker under control without necessarily inflicting serious injury. Aikido principles foster positive ways to deal with conflict and gives an alternative to one natural response of power versus power. Training promotes proper posture, good balance, centering and improved physical coordination. Safe rolling and falling skills will also be covered. 4 classes.

T 7–8:30 pm

Ses. I Ses. II Ses. III 1/8–1/29 3/5–3/26 5/7–5/28 $62

Geoff Lee & Jeff King RLCC 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 movements; suitable for students of all ages. Class is physical in nature. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes.

• Beginning Movements/ Concepts Beginners are taught the first 18 of the 108 movement forms.

Th 7:15–8:30 pm

Ses. I Ses. II 1/24–4/11 4/18–7/11 $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. Prerequisite Beginning.

Th 6:30–7:45 pm

Ses. I Ses. II 1/24–4/11 4/18–7/11

Cyclone Martial Arts Cyclone Staff 4555 Las Positas Rd. Unit E

• Wrestling

Bob & Kathy Berger RLCC Tang Soo Do is 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 belts to become a Black Belt. Visit www. dublintangsoodo.com. No class 4/3. W 6:30–8:30 pm 1/2–5/22 $103

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5 yrs+ Wrestling is one of the oldest forms of hand to hand combat. It involves the use of body positioning, throws and holds to defend against an opponent. Wrestlers are known for their conditioning, power and strength. Price is for 1 day each week. M/W/F 4–5 pm $69

• Boxing Karate

$77

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14 yrs+ Learn punching techniques and drills (sparing is optional). Focus on the use of striking techniques on bags and pads. Good cardiovascular exercise for heart and weight loss. Price is for seven days per week. M 6:30–7:30 pm $69 Th 7:30–8:30 pm $69 Sat 10–11 am $69

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10 yrs+ There are 77 million victims of abuse every year in the United States and 1 in 3 women and children become victims of violent abuse. Every day 2000 kids are abducted in the US. New to Livermore! 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 is to make a difference in the escalating statistics of violence and abuse in our country against women and girls. Visit www.FightLikeaGirl.com. 1 class.

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Adult Special Interest art & photography Chinese Brush Painting and Calligraphy NEW

Feng Chen RLCC Study the ancient and elegant styles of Chinese art from artist Feng Chen. Learn how to make animals come alive with their own delicate and beautiful works of art. Learn how to write some simple Chinese characters, paint birds, pomegranates and peaches. Students taught brush strokes, shading of ink, color, textures and composition. Subject matter includes flowers, animals and landscapes. 7 classes.

W 7–8:30 pm

Ses. I Ses. II Ses. III 1/9–2/20 3/6–4/17 4/24–6/5 $228

The golden circle craft group meets weekly, see page 45.

Photography

Art for Adults & Teens 12 yrs+ Thomasin Dewhurst RLCC Learn and develop artistic skills in drawing, painting, print-making and clay sculpture/ ceramics. Focus on developing techniques within each medium, problem-solving, and challenging the imagination. Mediums covered include pencil, charcoal, pastel, watercolor, oil paint and air-dry clay. Homeschooled teens welcome. 8 classes.

T 11 am–12:30 pm

Ses. I Ses. II 1/8–2/26 3/5–4/30

$148

Painting – Watercolor & Acrylic Linda Beach RLCC Beginners to advanced painters use include watercolor, acrylics, gouache or any water media. Demonstrations and practice with the basic techniques of watercolor or acrylics give beginners fundamentals of painting. Experienced painters sharpen skills, work in a supportive environment on individual projects. All encouraged to bring their art to the next level. Ask for supply list at registration. 6 classes. No class 2/26, 4/23. Ses. I Ses. II T 7–9 pm 2/5–3/19 4/9–5/21 $94

Taught as a fund-raiser for the Livermore Valley Camera Club.

Barbara Mallon/Livermore Camera RLCC Designed to make big improvements in your photos! Uncover the mystery of light, composition, f-stops and shutter speeds. We’ll show how to take different types of photos and use different lenses. 2 Saturday field trips, 2/2 and 2/23. Taught by members of the Livermore Camera Club for users of 35mm SLR cameras both film and digital. Smaller cameras welcome but will miss a few techniques. 9 classes (includes field trips). Th 7–9 pm 1/17–2/28 $58

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. Or bring in a project of your choice and instructors work with the student to develop the skills needed to complete it. Students can attend anytime between 6–8 pm on Thursday. $4 drop in.

computer classes Lynn Pesonen RLCC Lynn Pesonen has been teaching in the Bay Area since 1996 helping thousands to learn valuable computer skills to be used at work and/ or at home by offering quality training. Bring your own laptop otherwise laptops provided with two people per computer.

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Tired of asking family and friends for help? Discuss the different parts of the computer and how to navigate Windows beginning with the Start Menu. Learn how to create spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel and word-processing using Microsoft Word. Take-home class manual provided at first class session. 3 classes. T 6:30–8:30 pm 1/15–1/29 $133

• Hands-on Microsoft Excel –Next Step

Have you been using Excel to its potential? Become proficient and improve the way you use powerful tools to analyze and communicate data. Discover how to quickly and efficiently create graphs, wrap text, merge and center cells, freeze columns and rows, plus more. Take-home class manual provided. 1 class. Ses. I Ses. II T 6:30–8:30 pm 2/5 4/30 $63

• Hands-on Microsoft Powerpoint & Publisher Learn to create and present appealing slide shows with PowerPoint by using bulleted lists, photos and applying animation. Learn how to use Publisher by modifying designs and content to create impressive flyers, newsletters, etc. Take-home class manual provided. Bring your own laptop otherwise laptops provided-two persons per computer. 2 classes. T 6:30–8:30 pm 2/19–2/26 $113 T 6:30–8:30 pm 5/7–5/14 $113

• Hands-on Microsoft WordMail Merge

Accomplish mailings quickly and easily! Learn how to setup a mail merge in 6 easy steps. Create a customized name and address list and merge the list to personalize letters, labels and envelopes. Take-home manual provided 1 class. T 6:30–8:30 pm 3/5 $63

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• Hands-on Microsoft Windows

Do you know where your files go when you save or download them? Take the mystery out by learning to create and manage files and folders. Learn how to create and save files in the appropriate folder, move and delete files, plus how to back them up externally. Take-home manual provided. 1 class. T 6:30–8:30 pm 3/26 $63

• Hands-on Digital Photo and Scanner

You have photos you need scanned or have taken with your digital camera, now what? Learn how to organize photos and how to edit pictures with PhotoShop Elements. Concepts learned allow participants to enhance and preserve great photos, make great gifts. Take-home manual provided at the first class session. Computers, scanners provided. One person per computer. 2 classes. T 6:30–8:30 pm 4/16–4/23 $113

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aviation Are Flying Lessons for You?

NEW

15 yrs+ Red Sky Aviation 333 W. Jack London Hanger 135 Considered flying lessons and aren’t sure what’s involved or if they are right for you? This 4-session course explores the process of earning a Private Pilot’s License. 3 classroom sessions include presentations on principles of flight and an introduction to general aviation aircraft. Course concludes with an introductory flight/lesson. Experienced pilots and instructors share information about their flying lessons, requirements to complete the course of instruction, aviation ground school and licensing/medical requirements. www.redskyaviation.com. $212 T 6:30–7:45 pm 3/5–3/19 (plus individual flight) W 6:30–7:45 pm 5/1–5/15 $212 (plus individual flight)

cooking & gardening Quick Gourmet Appetizers

education & language CHIA6: Brain-Games Inspiring Kids 2-5 yrs Susan Uribe RLCC The instructor will teach parents and childcare providers how to keep children highly engaged and learning quickly though “brain-games”. The CHIA6 program’s brain-games provide a strong foundation for pre-kindergarten by building the following skills: rhyming, phonics, comprehension listening, creative and critical thinking skills, math games, small and large motor activities-games. The child will be highly prepared for school. 1 class. Ses. I Ses. II 1/28 2/11 $102 M 4–8 pm

Grammar 101: Punctuation

NEW

16 yrs+ Tracy Sahn RLCC Refreshing your knowledge of written grammar will help your confidence and improve your ability to excel in school and in the workplace. Cover common punctuation mistakes and the proper usage of apostrophes, colons, semicolons and commas. 1 class. T 7–8:30 pm 1/15 $18

Let’s Garden 14 yrs+ Living Gourmet RLCC It is not too early to start gardening! Gardening is a great way to eat locally, organically and on a budget. Topics include: essentials to garden planning; compost (touching on vermiculture); plant choices: veggies, herbs, fruits; starting from seed or seedlings; and irrigation with an emphasis on drip. 3 classes. No class 3/29. F 6:30–9 pm 3/22–4/12 $48

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CPR & AED 13 yrs+ American Safety Academy Staff RLCC Be prepared when a loved one or co-worker needs you! Lay Rescuer course teaches how to provide CPR for adult, children and infants and how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED). Come learn emergency response in a low stress, hands on environment. Two-year certification issued upon completion of class. 1 class. Ses. I Ses. II Sat 9:30 am–12:30 pm 2/23 5/18 $69

CPR, AED & First Aid 13 yrs+ American Safety Academy Staff RLCC Be prepared when a loved one or coworker needs you! Emergency response instruction in a low stress, hands on environment. Learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of cardiac arrest, injuries and sudden illnesses. Students taught crucial information about how to deal with emergencies such as cardiac arrest, bleeding, shock, burns, sprains, fractures, allergic reactions, seizures and more! Wear comfortable clothing and closed toe footwear. Two-year certification issued upon completion of class. Bring snack to class. 1 class Sat 9:30 am–2 pm 2/23 $79

Pediatric CPR, AED & First Aid

Grammar 102: NEW Proper Word Usage 16 yrs+ Tracy Sahn RLCC Refreshing your knowledge of English grammar to help confidence and improve ability to communicate effectively. Cover common word usage mistakes and common pronoun errors. 1 class. T 7–8:30 pm 1/22 $18

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13 yrs+ American Safety Academy Staff RLCC Pediatric first aid is defined as the immediate care given to a suddenly ill or injured child until the responsibility can be taken over by a medical professional, parent, or legal guardian. Unintentional injury is the leading cause of death in the United States for children ages 1-9. Each day, 33 children die in the U.S. from traumatic injuries. More than nine million children are seen in the ER for injuries each year. Low stress class for high stress situations with a two-year certification issued upon class completion. The CPR/AED portion covers infant, children and adults. 1 class. $89 Sat 9:30 am–2 pm 4/27

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14 yrs+ Living Gourmet RLCC Appetizers make a meal special, impress that drop in company, or added with a bowl of soup make a great lunch. Don’t let the idea of a special appetizer scare you, with a few quick tricks and use of some preprepared products create an unending supply of great appetizers. Make 3 in class and leave with ideas for many other variations. Work with puff pastry and filo dough. 1 class. Sat 9:30–11:30am 4/27 $32

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Tranquility

music

Keith McDowell, Johnnie Rovasio Cert. Hypnotherapist RLCC Three very deep breaths and we will teach you how to create tranquility in your body. A technique easily learned with many side benefits. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a blanket and pillow (on the floor exercises). 8 classes. No class 4/2. Ses. I Ses. II T 7–9 pm 1/8–2/26 3/5–4/30 $85

Hypnosis for Weight Johnnie Rovasio, Keith McDowell Cert. Hypnotherapist RLCC Want to lose weight, feel better, look great and have more energy? Keep favorite foods and still lose weight. Enjoy relaxation, positive affirmations and suggestions to help with your weight. Wear comfortable clothes 8 classes. No class 4/3. Ses. I Ses. II W 7–9 pm 1/9–2/27 3/6–5/1 $85

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Barton Cox RLCC So you have videotaped all those family memories… the kids growing up, the birthdays, the vacations. Now that you have those lifelong memories to keep on various formats of videotapes, what are you going to do with those tapes lying all around? “Home Movies to DVD” class will teach you in “simple” terms how to download your tapes (vhs, hi-8, mini-dv, etc.) to digital format on a computer. Each group will be working on a provided PC laptop, learn basic editing skills (add titles, music, clean up bad footage) and finally creating a DVD that will preserve those memories and allow you to share them with family and friends. Feel free to bring your own laptop but check with instructor on technical requirements. The class is taught by Bart Cox, a professional video producer and high school/college instructor. 4 classes. No Class 2/18. 9:30–11 am 1/28–2/25 $148 M

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 skill variance of the students. 5 classes. No class 4/3. Ses. I Ses. II Ses. III Ses. IV W 5:30–6:25 pm 1/9–2/6 2/13–3/13 3/20–4/24 5/1–5/29 $91

• Intermediate

Designed to introduce new guitar techniques to those who have mastered the basics. Learn different ways to make your guitar sing. Study a variety of new songs, musical styles and some basic music theory. Sessions build on previous classes but does not require that background. 5 classes. No class 4/3. Ses. I Ses. II Ses. III Ses. IV W 4:30–5:25 pm 1/9–2/6 2/13–3/13 3/20–4/24 5/1–5/29 $91

Piano for Beginners Galina’s Music Studio 2222 Second St. #2 If you always wanted to learn how to play the piano, now is your chance! Easy step by step course guides students through the fundamentals of piano playing which includes rhythm, music notation and music theory. Beginning adult students will find this course challenging enough to be interesting, yet easy enough to experience a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction. 6 classes. Ses. I Ses. II Ses. III W 7–7:45 pm 1/9–2/13 2/20–3/27 4/10–5/15 $142

Ukulele Galina’s Music Studio 2222 Second St. #2 Have you ever wanted to play an instrument you could sing along with? If so, the ukulele is the perfect instrument for you. Easy to learn and fun to play. First lesson teaches basic rhythms and chords and a simple song. Additional lessons teach increasingly complex chords and fingering. So pick up that ukulele and join in the fun! 6 classes. No class 1/21, 2/18, 4/1. Ses. I Ses. II Ses. III M 7–7:45 pm 1/7–2/25 3/4–4/15 $122 Sat Noon–12:45 pm 1/12–2/16 2/23–3/30 4/13–5/18 $122

Vocal Lessons Galina’s Music Studio 2222 Second St. #2 Whether you just want to learn to sing for your own enjoyment or perhaps pursue a professional career in music, this course gives you the start you need! Learn how the human voice works, warm-up exercises, professional hints/tips and lots of great tunes to sing. 6 classes. Ses. I Ses. II Ses. III Sat 3–3:45 pm 1/12–2/16 2/23–3/30 4/13–5/18 $152

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Online Learning… Just a Click Away Hundreds of Topics Affordable Learning that fits Your Schedule ed2go Instructor-facilitated online courses are informative, fun, convenient and highly interactive. ed2go instructors are famous for their ability to create warm and supportive communities of learners. Below are only some of the courses offered. Visit www.ed2go.com/larpd for a complete listing. All courses run for six weeks. Winter/Spring beginning dates are: 1/16, 2/20, 3/20, 4/17, 5/15. All classes are $95. To enroll and for full course descriptions visit www.ed2go.com/larpd. Open to high school students – Adults.

www.ed2go.com/larpd Debt Elimination Learn specific, powerful, and proven strategies to get completely out of debt and live a stress-free lifestyle.

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Microsoft Publisher In this hands-on, project-oriented class for beginners, learn how to design, create, and publish a wide variety of stunning documents using Microsoft Publisher 2007.

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Beginning Conversational French Discover how easy it can be to learn common words and phras- Where Does All My Money es for both leisure and business. Go? Learn how to get control of your money once and for all. Easy English Real Estate Investing In this easy and fun course, learn Build and protect your wealth by Intro. CSS & XHTML the basic English skills needed Personal Finance investing in real estate. Learn to create state-of-the-art for real-life activities including Protect your assets and discover Web sites using modern CSS shopping, job-hunting, and han- how best to achieve all your fiIntro. to Criminal Law dling medical emergencies. and XHTML techniques. nancial goals. An in-depth look at criminal law and the real world of prosecuBusiness Stocks, Bonds and Investing: tors, defense attorneys, and the Family & Friends Microsoft Powerpoint Oh, My! paralegals who work closely with Wine Appreciation for Beg. Master and enjoy the secrets of Learn how to use Microsoft Pow- Make wise investment decisions them. erPoint 2007 to create impres- so you have enough to live comfine wine. sive, professional-looking slide fortably through retirement. Pharmacy Technician presentations. Losing Weight & Keep it Off Master the skills for an entry-levBuilding Wealth el position as a pharmacy tech Discover how to establish a Certified financial planner shows or clerk, and discover the steps healthy approach to successful Effective Selling needed to become a Certified weight loss and weight mainte- Learn the secret to converting a you how most wealthy people potential customer into a long- build their fortunes. Pharmacy Technician (CPhT). nance for a lifetime. term asset. Find out how to lay the groundwork for repeat busiWeb Design Fundamentals of Supervision Assisting Aging Parent ness and your future success. and Management Creating Web Pages Be prepared to handle the chalLearn the people skills required lenges of aging while learning to Learn the basics of HTML to deMarketing your Business on to motivate and delegate, and cherish the transition. sign, create, and post your very Internet learn tools for solving problems own site on the Web. E-commerce expert helps stuand resolving conflicts. Ready, Set, Read! dents develop an Internet marCreating Web Pages II A learning specialist shows stu- keting plan for their business. Computers dents how to raise a successful Learn to develop polished and reader and writer. Dreamweaver interactive pages complete with Start your Own Small tables, forms, frames, audio, Learn to use Adobe DreamBusiness and CSS. weaver CS5 to design, create, Languages Stop dreaming and learn how and maintain user-friendly Web Speed Spanish to start a successful small busi- Networking/Troubleshooting sites full of professional-quality Learn six easy recipes to glue ness. Web pages. Wireless Networking Spanish words together into Industry expert demonstrates sentences, and you’ll be engagPersonal Finance Photoshop Elements how to plan, deploy and connect ing in conversational Spanish in Real Estate Investing to wireless networks. Master the most advanced fea- no time. Build and protect your wealth by tures of Photoshop Elements for investing in real estate. Windows and take photo editing Introduction to PC Security skills to the next level! What you don’t know can really hurt you. Learn what you can do to protect yourself. Career Ideas Become a Veterinary Asst. Practicing veterinarian prepares students to work in a veterinary office or hospital.

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Adult Sports winter leagues For information about Football, Soccer, and Doubles Table Tennis leagues, contact Dan Meewis at 925-373-5731 or dmeewise@larpd.dst.ca.us

Winter Basketball League

LARPD 8-on-8 Adult Flag Football League

LARPD Adult SoccerNew fields!

Robertson Park NEW Turf Fields LARPD is now recruiting teams and individuals interested in playing in the NEW 8-on8 Adult Flag Football league for the winter 2013 season. Games will be played on the NEW Robertson park turf fields! Registration: Monday, 12/17–Fri. 1/18 Registration deadline: 1/18-Fri. 5 pm Fee: $650 per team. Teams MUST submit completed roster and league fees during the registration period to secure a league spot. League Information: Runs Wednesdays, 1/30–3/27 6:30–10:30 pm unless makeups are needed. Eight-game schedule, plus playoffs for the top 4 teams.

Robertson Park NEW Turf Fields LARPD is now recruiting teams and individuals interested in playing in the NEW Adult Soccer league on Friday evenings for the winter/spring 2013 season. Men’s & Coed leagues offered. Games played on the NEW Robertson park turf fields!! Registration: Mon. 12/17–Fri. 1/11/13. Registration deadline: Fri. 1/11, 5 pm. Fee: $895 per team.Teams MUST submit their completed roster and league fees during the registration period to secure a league spot. League Information: Runs Fridays, 1/25– 3/29 6:30–10:30 pm unless make-ups are needed. Eight-game schedule, plus playoffs for the top 4 teams.

Doubles Table Tennis League

For information about the following league, contact Zack Silva at 925-373-5734 or zsilva@larpd.dst.ca.us

RLCC Gym Level: SUNDAY Night Play. Season approximately 10 weeks including playoffs. Game times are 6:30, 7:30, 8:30 pm. (Note: # of weeks may change due to league enrollment). Registration: Packets available 11/26 at the RLCC Gym Office. Registration Dates: Until 1/5 from 8:30 am–7:30 pm. Teams must submit their completed registration packets and league fees during this time to secure a spot in the league. Fee: $495, per team League Games: Start Sun. 1/20 League Info: www.eteamz.com/larpdadult sports

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10 yrs+ RLCC LARPD is now recruiting Adult/Youth, Coed, Men’s & Women’s teams to participate in our Winter doubles table tennis league! Youthplayer, 17 yrs & under. Registration: Monday, 1/2–Fri. 2/1 Registration deadline: Fri. 2/1, 5 pm Fee: $75 per team. Day & Time: Sunday 6:30–9:30 pm League Information: Runs Sundays, 2/10–4/7, 6:30–9:30 pm. Season 8 weeks and each week teams play best of 3 matches. Team Information: Adult/Youth & Coed divisions must have Adult/Youth or Male/Female playing at the same time (no exceptions). Teams must have a minimum of 2 players with a maximum of 5 on roster. Leagues offered: • Adult/Youth: Beginner, Intermediate • Coed: Beginner, Intermediate • Men’s: Beginner, Intermediate/Advanced • Women’s: Beginner, Intermediate/Advanced

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TENNIS-Future Stars 2000s Pat Tibbetts, PTR certified Dorothy Svets Tennis Complex Future Stars 2000s’ designed for beginner through intermediate students. Lessons taught in a fun, positive atmosphere covering: grips, fundamentals, scoring, movement drills and more! No class 1/19, 1/21, 2/16, 2/18, 3/30. Students provide own tennis racquets. Tennis balls are provided. Wear non-marking tennis shoes, bring water. In case of wet weather, M-Th. call 925-373-5700, Sat. call 925-2948331. Class Description: Beginner (B): New to Tennis or with limited experience. Youth & Adults. Advanced Beginner (AB): Knowledge all basic strokes and can do short rally. Youth & Adults. Private Lessons: Contact the Future Stars 2000s instructor through LARPD at 373-5700 or e-mail Pat at pattntennis@comcast.net. Adult B/AB NITE T 7:30–9 pm Adult B/AB Th 9–10:30 am Sat 8:30–9:30 am

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Winter/Spring Adult “Drop-In” Sports RLCC Gym The scheduled times for ADULTS (18 yrs+) are: M–F 11:30 am–1:30 pm Basketball 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.

Disc Golf Tournament 10 yrs+ LARPD is now recruiting individuals to compete in our 2nd annual winter disc golf tournament. Date: Sun., 2/9; 2–9 pm Location: Ernie Rodrigues Softball complex, 1717 So. Livermore Ave. Registration: Thurs., 1/3–Fri., 2/8 Fee: $29 per player. Divisions: Youth (10–15 yrs). All holes played as Par 4s Recreational (16 yrs+) All holes played as Par 3s Women (16 yrs+) All holes played as Par 3s Competitive (16 yrs+) All holes played as Par 3s All players will play 3 rounds of 9 holes with the final 9 holes being played under the lights. Awards given to top 3 places in each division. Tournament play rain or shine.

“Get better now!” Adult Group Golf Lessons

Sat 10–11 am

Ses. I Ses. II Ses. III 3/2–3/30 4/13–5/11 5/25–6/22

Th 5–6 pm

$99

4/2–4/30 5/14–6/11 $99

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summer leagues

For information about the following leagues, contact Dan Meewis on 925-3735731 or dmeewise@larpd.dst.ca.us

For information about the following leagues, contact Zack Silva at 925-3735734 or zsilva@larpd.dst.ca.us

LARPD Spring Fastball League

Summer Basketball League

LARPD is now recruiting for teams and individuals interested in playing the NEW Fastball league starting spring 2013. Registration: Monday, 1/7–Friday, 3/22 Registration deadline: Fri. 3/22, 5 pm Fee: $695 per team or $55 for individuals. Individuals placed in a player pool and assigned to a team. Teams MUST submit their completed roster and league fees during the registration period to secure a spot in the 2013 spring league. League Information: The Spring league runs Wednesdays, 4/10–6/26 unless make-up games are needed. 10 game schedule, plus playoffs for the top 4 teams. The following leagues are offered in the evening. Maximum of 6 teams in each division: Recreational, Competitive.

RLCC Gym Level: SUNDAY Night Play. Season approximately 10 weeks including playoffs. Game times are 6:30, 7:30. 8:30 pm. Registration: Packets available 4/17 at the RLCC Gym Office. Registration Dates: Until 5/24 from 8:30 am–7:30 pm. Teams must submit their completed registration packets and league fees during this time to secure a spot in the league. Fee: $495, per team League Games: Start Sun. 6/9 League Info: www.eteamz.com/larpdadult sports

Spring Softball Leagues LARPD is now recruiting for teams and individuals interested in playing Men, Coed and Business league evening softball for Spring 2013. Early Bird discount if teams register between 1/7–2/15, $725. Registration: Sat. 2/16–Fri. 3/22. Registration deadline: Fri. 3/22, 5 pm Fee: $795-Men’s, Coed & Business Leagues. Teams MUST submit their completed roster and league fees during registration period to secure league spot. League Information: The Spring league Mon 4/8–Fri 6/28 unless make-ups are needed. 10 game schedule, plus playoffs for the top 4 teams in each division. The following leagues are offered in the evening on: Maximum of 6 teams in each division. Mondays-Men’s C, D2 & D3 at Max Baer Tuesdays-Business Coed D1, D2 Thursdays-Men’s D1, D2 Fridays-Coed D1, D2 & D3 at Max Baer

facility rentals LARPD Batting Cage Ernie Rodrigues Softball Complex 1717 So. Livermore Avenue New LARPD batting cage now open!. Batting cage can be used for hitting, pitching and catching.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: $20 hr With Pitching Machine: $50 for 1st Hour, $20 each additional hour Rental contact: Vicki Wiedenfeld, 925373-5709 or vwiedenfled@larpd.dst.ca.us

RLCC Gym Rental For gym rentals, contact Michael Sa at 925373-5733or msa@larpd.dst.ca.us. LARPD gym rental application can be downloaded at www.larpd.dst.ca.us

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Las Positas Staff 917 Clubhouse Drive. The best group lessons in the Bay Area! Classes limited in size and covers every aspect in the game. From the full swing to playing the golf course, any level golfer can come out to these classes and experience a great atmosphere and so much more. Clubs and range balls provided during class sessions. Contact Tony Guerrero at Las Positas Golf Course at 455-7820 for information. Do you need your first set of golf clubs? All Las Positas Group lesson participants receive a discount on sets of golf clubs!

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55+ Services Consultations Our Senior Services office offers consultation appointments. If you have questions or need help with issues such as defining various levels of housing and placement needs, Medicare and MediCal information, legal assistance, Health Care Directive information, financial emergencies, etc., the Senior Services office is an information and referral source. For information or an appointment call Senior Services office, 925-373-5760.

Financial Emergency Assistance available 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 non-profit board of directors. To request assistance, call the Senior Services office at 925-373-5760 for the application. Staff will immediately notify a Wiesner Board member to contact those in need.

Health Insurance Counseling (HICAP) Holiday Closure: Dec. 24, Dec. 25, Dec. 31, 2012, Jan. 1, Jan. 21, Feb. 18, Mar. 29, May 27

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Office Hours: M–Th, 9 am–Noon, 12:30–4 pm Phone: 925-373-5760; Fax: 925-960-2457 Senior Hotline: 925-373-5702 ext. 5 Website: www.larpd.dst.ca.us Programs and services subject to change.

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Age requirements vary for services such as Spectrum meals, Wheels passes, BART tickets, etc. • 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 • Notary Service • Sr. Support of The Tri-Valley Case Management • Tax Preparation Assistance • Travel Training-Wheels • Wiesner Memorial Fund

Need help understanding your Medicare or other health insurances? Trained HICAP counselors can help. Call Senior Services office at 925-373-5760 for more details.

Legal Assistance for Seniors (LAS) Legal Assistance for Seniors provides a lawyer for phone consultations once a month. Seniors 60 and over and persons assisting a person 60 or over may use this service. No wills. Call the Senior Services office 925-373-5760 for more details.

Notary Service A notary is available from 10-11:30 am the first Monday of each month to notarize documents for persons 60+. By appointment only. Call 925-373-5760 to schedule your appointment.

For your enjoyment-Lending Library Vintage Lounge Yes, some things in life are free. Take advantage of the free lending library in the Vintage Lounge at the Robert Livermore Community Center. Books featured include mysteries, suspense, western, romance, science fiction and more! Borrow as many books as you want during operating hours. Dedicated volunteers keep the books organized and labeled by category. Enjoy reading your selection in the lounge. Call the Senior Services office 925-3735760 to donate paperback books.

Senior Scholarships Persons 60 and older residing in Livermore Area Recreation and Park District who are unable to participate in the LARPD senior programs due to financial hardship may contact Maureen Gandara-Swinbank at 925-373-5765 for scholarship information. Senior Scholarships funded through private donations.

Helpful Phone Numbers LARPD Senior Services Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 925-373-5760 Spectrum Lunch Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 925-373-5764 Wheels Dial-a-ride. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 925-455-7510 LARPD District Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 925-373-5700 Senior Support of the Tri-Valley. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 925-931-5379 Ombudsman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 510-638-6878 HMO Complaint Hotline. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-400-0815 Senior Hotline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 925-373-5702 ext. 5 Wheels (bus). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 925-455-7500 Social Security. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-772-1213 Elder Care Locater www.eldercare.gov . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-677-1116 CRIL (Community Resources for Independent Living) . . . . . . . 925-371-1531 Alameda County Senior Programs Adult Protective Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 866-225-5277 Area Agency on Aging. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-510-2020 Conservatorship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 510-636-8820 Public Guardian. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 866-658-5820 LARPD Hotline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 925-373-5702

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55+ Programs holiday & special events Holiday Shopping Fundraiser… for LARPD senior program A Variety of Vendors – with free gift wrapping from Visiting Angels RLCC Cresta Blanca Ballroom Great holiday specials for family and friends during the holidays and beyond! The representatives from a variety of vendors will help you make the right selection for that special person. A free gift wrapping service will also be provided by the Visiting Angels. Credit cards accepted by some vendors. Th 4–8 pm 12/6

Seniors Helping Seniors Fundraiser

“Recreation uses a different kind of mind muscle: imagination.

It opens up windows to the soul.” - Idris Al-Oboudi, Manhattan Beach Parks and Recreation

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Newcomers RLCC–Vintage Lounge New to Livermore? Newly retired? Never been to the Robert Livermore Community Center? Here is your chance to meet the staff and learn about senior programs and services. Tour the state of the art facility. Call the Spectrum office and sign up for Newcomers Day,925-373-5764, at least 24 hours in advance to reserve space for the tour and lunch. Lunch donation is $3.25 Bingo Deal Day – Play bingo half price W 11 am 1/23 No Fee Bring a Friend Day – Enter Drawing 11 am 2/14 No Fee Th Movie Day – Enjoy the Movie “Mama Mia” Th 11 am 3/21 No Fee

luncheons Dining with Spectrum

Fri Larkspur Room Mon– Spectrum serves lunches at noon Monday–Friday. Choose from the regular menu or enjoy a chef’s salad. On soup days a Hamburger or a Veggie Burger can be ordered. Lunch reservations are required with a minimum of 24 hours in advance. The suggested donation for lunch is just $3.25 for adults 60+. For reservations, Meals on Wheels information or general meal program information, call 925-3735764 from 10 am–2 pm Monday – Friday. Menus are available in the Spectrum and Senior Services offices. LARGE PRINT MENUS available upon request (with advance notice).

Community Information RLCC-Vintage Lounge ee Community speakers share their Fr expertise with us and welcome questions. No Fee. Senior Driving with Rosemary Robles/DMV Th 10 am 2/7 “When Love is Not Enough”, guest speaker, Cindy Gustafson Th 5:30 pm 3/14 More Movie Madness Sponsored by Visiting Angels ee Fr RLCC – Vintage Lounge First Monday & Third Thursday each month at 1 pm. Enjoy movies ranging from classics to recent releases. Call Senior Services on 925-373-5760 for more information. Free popcorn. No Fee. M–Th 12/17–20 Holiday Movie Week M 1/7 New Year’s Eve R Th 1/17 The Great Gatsby PG M 2/4 The Vow PG-13 Th 2/21 Jack & Jill PG M 3/4 Footloose PG-13 Th 3/21 Mama Mia! PG-13 M 4/1 The Descents R Th 4/18 Joyful Noise PG-13 M 5/6 My Big Fat Greek Wedding PG Th 5/16 This Means War PG-13 M 6/3 The Change-Up R Th 6/20 Dolphin Tale PG Viewers are advised to consider the film ratings, which may be based on language, violence or sexual content.

Maja Jorgenson at Seniors Halloween Special Luncheon.

Special Luncheons RLCC-Cresta Blanca The Senior Services Center has themed luncheons with live entertainment throughout the the year. Tickets required for special luncheons and may be purchased in the Senior Services Office during regular office hours at least seven (7) days prior each special event. Tables may be reserved in advance but must be pre-paid. Lunch fee: $8. For information, see the Prime Time newsletter or call the Senior Services office at 925-373-5760. Luncheons are catered. F 12/14 Holiday Luncheon W 3/13 Mardi Gras Luncheon 4/9 Spring Luncheon T W 5/15 Celebrating Parents F 6/14 Western BBQ winter/spring 2013

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SAVE THE DATE Thursday, February 7, 2013 $15 per person Doors open at 4:30 pm, Dinner at 5 pm. Tickets on sale NOW! Good food, friendship and music are provided. No alcohol allowed. A benefit for Livermore High Class of 2013 and LARPD Senior Services – All ages welcome. Students from the LHS class of 2013 plan and work this event to raise money for their high school class graduation night and class gift. They divide the funds with LARPD Senior Services. The senior program uses their funds to support the senior activities by purchasing supplies needed for senior special events. The youth enjoy interacting with the seniors.

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nutrition Nutrition Weekly & Weight Loss Club

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• Nutrition Weekly Fifteen minute talk focusing on current nutrition issues every week . Learn to easily eat well to stay healthy. Meet interesting people. Call Sheri for more information 925-931-5383. More details in the senior newsletter, Primetime. *On 4/3 meet in the café inside. W 10:30–10:45 am 1/9–5/22 Free

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Fifteen minute talk focusing on weight loss offered every other week after the Nutrition Weekly mini-talk. Everyone welcome W 10:45–11 am 1/9–5/22 Free

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• The Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate

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Recent studies have shown that people who regularly consume moderate amounts of dark chocolate tend to weigh less! Yeah! Join a very fun discussion on other health benefits associated with dark chocolate. Get tips for choosing the best type of dark chocolate and learn what is considered a moderate amount. Sponsored by Senior Support of the Tri-Valley through grants. T 10:30–11:20 am 2/12 Free

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• Should I buy Organic? e In buying organic the consumer Fre can feel assured that the food is produced in a way that is safer and gentler on the environment. In today’s economy, however, is it worth the extra cost to buy organic? Instructor leads a lively discussion on which foods are worth the extra cost of buying organic and which are not. Sponsored by Senior Support of the TriValley through grants. T 10:30–11:30 am 4/16 Free

American Assoc. of Retired Persons (AARP) Sycamore Designed and taught by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP). Completion of this course allows seniors 50 and older to receive auto insurance discounts. AARP members pay $12; nonmembers pay $14. Pre-registration with payment is required. Only checks made payable to AARP accepted. Call the Senior Services office at 925-373-5760 for more details. Th 1-5:30 pm 2/7 & 2/14 $12/$14 9 am-1 pm *3/15 $12/$14 F Sat 8 am-5:30 pm 4/13 $12/$14 * Refresher Course

Amador Studio Amador Studio

849 Rincon Ave

• Be Aware, Get Healthy Senior Self Defense 50 yrs.+ Low impact exercise and martial arts fitness program especially designed for Seniors. Unique martial arts program that is interesting and fun all the while improving overall health. Instruction in basic self- defense, escapes from grabs, basic knife gun defenses, blocks and striking techniques all in a non-threatening, friendly environment for men and women. Participant work at own pace and improve flexibility, range of movement, core strength, balance, coordination and confidence. Suitable for those who have not exercised in a long time! Instructors guide and motivate progress every step of the way and understand Individual training needs. 8 classes. M 9:30-10:30 am 1/14-3/4 $92

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Jennifer Thaete RLCC Local estate planning and probate law attorney reviews the primary options in creating an estate plan including: Trusts, Wills, Powers of Attorney and Health Care Powers of Attorney. Review what a Will is, how a Will works opposed to a Trust, and how a Trust works. A general review of Probate and Estate Taxes will be reviewed. 7–8:30 pm 1/29 $13 T W 7–8:30 pm 2/6 $13

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Senior Support of the Tri-Valley; Alameda County Grant RLCC-Palo Verde Interactive series of classes of fitness, nutri tion, medication management and healthy tips for easier living! Classes include exercise, classroom session, refreshments food and prizes. For class questions call 925-931-5379. Limited space, to reserve call 925-373-5760. 1:30–3 pm 3/4–4/1 Free M

Walking with Purposee Kickoff Event Fre

A one day informative Kickoff Event to learn more about the independent walking program designed for active seniors 50 and older who are interested in promoting and maintain good health. Walking in groups is fun and motivating! Registration required. Th 1:30 pm 1/17 Free

Walking with Purpose Open Enrollment through June, 2013 Walking Group Times (Your Choice) 8:30 am or 10:30 am Designed to be flexible. All levels of walkers welcome. Walk at a comfortable pace! Groups leave from RLCC lobby to walk around the park and surrounding area. Focus is on Time not Distance. Goal is to walk a minimum of 15 minutes. M–Th 8:30 or 10:30 am 2/4–6/27 $15

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Marisa Castaldini, RD RLCC-TBA Learn how to manage your diabetes, take your medication, check your blood sugar, manage stress, be active and eat the foods you love. Classes for adults of all ages with pre diabetes or type 2 diabetes. 7 classes. W 9:30-11:30 am 4/10-5/22 Free

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trips –bon voyage! Trip Registration RLCC-Palo Verde Register for yourself and one other person on a first-come basis. Doors open at 8 am. Flyers with trip details and dates available one month before sign-ups. Trips are not available through LARPD online or LARPD phone-in registration. Following Trip Registration dates, sign up in the Senior Services Office in person or by telephone 925-373-5760.

Winter/Spring

Sat 8:15–10:45 am

1/12/13

Sat 8:15–10:45 am

6/1/13

Summer

Venture Trips Winter/Spring 2013 Explore the Bay Area and beyond on day and overnight trips in LARPD vans. Day trips must be paid for at the time of sign-ups. Overnight trips require a $25 non-refundable deposit at time of sign-up. An $11 processing fee is charged for day trip cancellations. Persons under age 50 welcome if space is available. Visa and Mastercard are accepted. Sign up in the Senior Services office. Call 925-373-5760 for information.

Day/Date/Location 1/8 1/16 2/9 2/20 2/27 3/9 3/19 3/27 3/30 4/3 4/6 4/26 5/1 5/4 5/7 5/14 6/4 6/11 6/15

Gilroy Outlets Bass Pro Shop, Lunch and a Movie de Young Museum Pacific Pinball Museum Anchor Steam Brewery Tour Chinatown Theater and Lunch Winchester Mystery House “Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story” Marine Mammal Center “Jersey Boys” Wildflower Train Stockton Asparagus Festival Mystery Trip “Church Basement Ladies” Iris Farm Safari West Filoli: House & Gardens Chabot Science Center Angel Island

-Gaston Bachelard

Drop-In Programs RLCC-Arroyo Rm Enjoy these fun, social, stimulating activities year-round while challenging your brain. A drop-in fee of $2 applies for the day. New players welcome. Days vary and subject to change. Some activities require RSVP’s in advance. See Prime Time newsletter for more details or call the Senior Services office 925-373-5760. Pinochle M & W 1–4 pm Billiards Daily schedule varies Bridge Th 1–4 pm

Golden Circle Craft Group

Fr 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! Group meets weekly 11 months out of the year working on handmade projects that are sold for very reasonable prices at the group’s annual November Holiday Boutique! New members always welcome. 12:30–2:30 pm Weekly No Fee M ee

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 1:15–3:30 pm $2 Drop-in fee 1:15–3:30 pm $2 Drop-in fee F

Mahjongg (American Version) Larkspur South Looking for a partner to play this ancient tile game? Great for improving memory and thinking skills. Th 1–4 pm $2 Drop-in fee

55+ P RO G R A M S

T W Sat W W Sat T W Sat W Sat F W W T T T T Sat

“So, like a forgotten fire, a childhood can always flare up again within us.”

Extended & Overnight Trips Sun–T 1/27–29 San Simeon Getaway T–Th 2/12–14 Snow Train 3/4–6 Blossom Trail M–W W–Th 4/10–25 Hawaiian Cruise Th–Th 5/16–30 England, Scotland and France TBA Sept New York City and State TBA Dec/Jan 2014 Rose Parade Trip dates are subject to change.

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Senior Venture trip to Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve located between Monterey and Santa Cruz. winter/spring 2013

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55+ Classes fitness & exercise Sign up in advance to avoid cancellations.

Chair Yoga Carol Atkinson RLCC-Sycamore Discover how to do yoga poses with a chair to help increase flexibility, balance and strength while enhancing mind-body awareness and ability to relax. Classes taught in an easy-going, noncompetitive atmosphere and are especially suitable for students who do not want to get up and down from the floor. Let instructor know of any conditions, injuries or limitations. 7/8 classes. M 8:30–9:45 am 1/28–3/18 $38 M 8:30–9:45 am 4/1–5/20 $43

Yoga for Self Care Carol Atkinson RLCC-The Studio Discover how to use yoga poses and Iyengar-inspired therapeutic techniques to relieve physical and mental stress, increase flexibility, balance and strength and enhance mind/body awareness and ability to relax. Classes taught in an easy-going, non-competitive atmosphere suitable for all students able to get to and from the floor. Inform the instructor of any injuries, medical conditions or limitations. 8 classes. T 1–2:30 pm 1/29–3/19 $51 T 1–2:30 pm 4/2–5/21 $51

55+ CL A SS ES

The Feldenkrais Method of Awareness through Movement

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Carol Atkinson RLCC-Sycamore The Feldenkrais Method of Awareness through Movement is for everyone wanting to reconnect with their natural abilities to move, think and feel. These gentle lessons teach how to move with less effort, connecting movement and thought, increasing mental alertness along with physical improvement. Most lessons done on the floor. Anyone needing assistance to get to and from the floor should inform instructor. Accommodations can be made. 8 classes. T 5–6 pm 1/29–3/19 $99 T 5–6 pm 4/2–5/21 $99

Dance Aerobics, Stretch & Tone Sue Valentine RLCC–The Studio Designed for healthy, mature adults, this class includes chair-stretch warm-up, low impact dance aerobics, toning (with optional weights), and a cool-down stretch using chairs and (optional) the floor. 10/6 classes. T 9:35–10:35 am 1/22–3/26 $59 T 9:35–10:35 am 4/9–5/14 $37

Tai Chi for Seniors Level 1 Barbara Reynolds RLCC-Sycamore Opportunity to enjoy a gentle exercise that integrates mind and body. Tai Chi has been proven through scientific study to increase flexibility, muscular strength and fitness. Promotes correct body posture, improved breathing, blood pressure, balance and many facets of one’s mental state. This Sun Style Tai Chi, developed specially for people with arthritis. Anyone can benefit and all are welcome. Chairs available as an aid for balance. 6 classes. No class 3/29. F 8:45–9:35 am 2/8–3/15 $63 F 8:45–9:35 am 3/22–5/3 $63

Tai Chi for Seniors Level 2 Barbara Reynolds RLCC-Larkspur South For those participants who have already taken Tai Chi Level 1 and are familiar with this modified Sun Style. 6 classes. W 11:15 am–12:05 pm 2/6–3/13 $63 W 11:15 am–12:05 pm 3/20–4/24 $63

Tai Chi for Seniors Level 3

NEW

Barbara Reynolds RLCC-The Studio For advanced students who have already taken Level 2. Class progresses into Sun Style, 73 forms. 6 classes. No class 2/18 M 10–10:50 am 2/4–3/18 $63 M 10–10:50 am 3/25–4/29 $63

Tai Chi for Seniors Barbara Reynolds RLCC Designed for students who have already taken Levels 1 or 2. Class maintains knowledge and skills. 5 classes. Th 9–9:50 am 5/2–5/30 $53

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Zumba Gold Basic Alice Johnson RLCC-The Studio Ready to Zumba? Zumba Gold is a lowimpact fitness exercise class with easy-tofollow moves to Latin inspired music like salsa and cha-cha. It’s an energizing way to burn calories and get fit while having fun! No prior Zumba or dance experience necessary. Bring water, wear comfortable exercise shoes/attire and be ready to enjoy a fitness workout while having fun. 7 classes. Drop-in fee $8 per class. Contact instructor with any questions. W 9:30–10:20 am 1/9–2/20 $31 W 9:30–10:20 am 2/27–4/10 $31 W 9:30–10:20 am 4/17–5/29 $31

Zumba Gold Level 2 Alice Johnson RLCC-The Studio Ready to take it up a notch? Uses the same low-impact and easy to follow Latininspired dance steps like salsa and chacha but at a higher intensity than Zamba Gold Basic; energizing way to burn calories and get fit while having fun! Bring water, wear comfortable exercise shoes/attire and be ready to enjoy your fitness workout! W-7/6/7 classes. Th-7 classes. Drop-in fee $8 per class. Contact instructor with any questions. W 8:30–9:25 am 1/9–2/20 $38 W 8:30–9:25 am 2/27–4/3 $33 W 8:30–9:25 am 4/17–5/29 $38 Th Th Th

10:30–11:30 am 1/10–2/21 10:30–11:30 am 2/28–4/11 10:30–11:30 am 4/18–5/30

$38 $38 $38

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. M-6 classes, No class 1/21, 2/18. Th-7 classes. Drop-in fee $8 per class. Contact instructor with any questions. M 9:30–10:20 am 1/7–2/25 $27 M 9:30–10:20 am 3/4–4/8 $27 M 9:30–10:20 am 4/15–5/20 $27 Th Th Th

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

1/10–2/21 2/28–4/11 4/18–5/30

$31 $31 $31

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Zumba Gold Level 2

Let’s Get Cook’n:

Yuko Diehl RLCC-The Studio Dance-fitness class for active 55+. Higher impact than the Zumba Gold Basic. Enjoy aerobic exercise that provides safe and effective total body workout. Great for the mind, body and soul. Program creates a fun light atmosphere. Exhilarating, easy and effective. Dance to upbeat music while exercising. Keep fit with this energizing, fun new form of exercise. Wear workout shoes and bring water. 6 classes. No class 1/21, 2/18. Drop-in fee $8 per class. Contact instructor with any questions. M 10:30–11:30 am 1/7–2/25 $33 M 10:30–11:30 am 3/4–4/8 $33 M 10:30–11:30 am 4/15–5/20 $33

special interest 55-70 yrs NEW Red Sky Aviation RLCC/333 W. Jack London, Hanger 135 Designed to help you understand the principles of flight, learn about aircraft operations and restoration and take an introductory ride/flying lesson. Course combines classroom and actual flying experience in a Classical General Aviation Aircraft. Session 1 (Tues): history of aviation/aircraft at RLCC. Session 2 (Sat): operation and restoration of the single-engine aircraft at Red Sky Aviation. Session 3 (individually scheduled flight): introductory airplane ride with an exceptional flight instructor, where you take the controls and fly! www.redskyaviation. com. T 4–6 pm 1/29 Sat 10 am–Noon 2/9 $167 2/26 3/9

$167

Katrin Field RLCC-Sycamore A handmade card is always special. Learn how to make gorgeous 3 dimensional greeting cards for all occasions. For beginners and experienced paper crafters alike. Receive supplies to create at least 6 cards. All materials exclusively imported from Holland and Germany. Bring a pair of scissors & tweezers and be prepared to have a lot of fun. Supply fee: $20. 1 class. Fri 1:30–3:30 pm 2/8 $3 Fri 1:30–3:30 pm 3/8 $3 Fri 1:30–3:30 pm 4/12 $3

Treasured Memories – A Memory Enhancement Program Carolyn Dickens RLCC Gain control over early memory loss and learn how to improve recall as you age. Memory helps us to make sense of the world around us. Memory enhancement class is designed to help you overcome the concerns of early memory loss. Discussion on how memory works and the normal changes one can expect with age. Topics include, memory and aging, improving memory, the five senses and much more. 10/11 classes. Th 10:30–11:45 am 1/10–3/14 $53 Th 10:30–11:45 am 3/21–5/30 $58

Wellness Workshop Free Culture and Wellbeing Yvonne Monteverde, Health Educator Bilingual-Spanish Often we focus on physical well-being, but emotional and mental well-being are as important to our lives. Yvonne will cover a range of topics in these workshops. Not only are the sessions informative on topics such as stress, anger, resentment, depression, how to take care of yourself; they also allow you to suggest topics you would like to discuss. This is meant to be a supportive environment where you learn and receive support for daily life issues. Refreshments and snack provided. Call Yvonne for details at 273-4220. Reserve your space by calling the Senior Services Office at 373-5760. Drop-ins welcome. 6 wks. No class 2/18. M 9:30–11 am 1/28–3/11

Writing from Personal Experience Susan Wilson RLCC-Sycamore Do you have a story to tell? Interested in writing about your family, your childhood, a trip, or some unusual experience? This workshop shows how to write stories and articles based on your life experiences. 6 classes. Th 10 am–Noon 1/24–2/28 $60 Th 10 am–Noon 3/7–4/11 $60 Th 10 am–Noon 4/18–5/23 $60

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

Teaching Opportunities LARPD-Senior Services is seeking volunteer or paid instructors to teach classes that enrich and stimulate our mind, body and mental outlook on life. Experience or knowledge of adult classes is preferred. Call the LARPD-Senior Services office at 925-373-5760.

Volunteering is Good for You “With busy lives, it can be hard to find time to volunteer. However, the benefits of volunteering are enormously beneficial to you, your family, and your community. The right match can help you find friends, reach out to the community, learn new skills and even advance your career. Volunteering can also help protect your mental and physical health. Learn more about the many benefits of volunteering and find tips on getting started as a volunteer.”

S P EC IA L I N T E R EST

4–6 pm 10 am–Noon

Ana Villabos RLCC-Catering Kitchen Learn how to prepare and eat quick nutritious meals that are easy on your budget. It’s easier than you think. Participate in preparing meals and eating them during class and taking home recipes and ingredients. Students receive a gift after completing six-week class. Class content offered in sequence building on the previous class. Sponsored by Kaiser Permanente in partnership with the City of Livermore and LARPD. Advance registration required, call the Senior Services Office at 925-3735760. Space is limited. 6 wks. Th 3–5 pm 1/17, 1/24, 2/14, 2/21, 3/7, 3/14 Free

3D Greeting Cards

I Always Wanted to Fly

T Sat

Free

Cooking for Seniors–60+

–excerpt from HelpGuide.org

Call LARPD Senior Center 925.960.5760 to learn more about our volunteering opportunities.

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Important Registration Information

Non-Residents

Non-Livermore 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 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.dst.ca.us. 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.

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Class Refund Policy

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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 925373-5700. No emails please.

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

Access and Inclusion In compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), LARPD encourages those with disabilities to participate in its programs. If you have special needs, please call 925-373-5700 at least 2 weeks prior to class start date.

Registration Opens Wednesday 12/12/12 @ 8 am

1. Visit www.larpd.dst.ca.us Online Registration 2. Click

Search Tip

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.

for Online Registration

• 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 In Person By Mail

Call 925-373-5700

Hours: M-Th 8 am–6 pm; F 8 am–5 pm

Robert Livermore Community Center

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

LARPD Winter/Spring Registration Robert Livermore Community Center 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.dst.ca.us. There are always last minute changes after this document has been printed. The online catalog will be the most current version.

Livermore Area Recreation & Park District

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Mail-In Registration Winter–Spring 2013

How Does Mail-in Registration Work?

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

City

State

Home Ph.(

)

Work Ph.(

)

1. Fill out the registration form completely. Incomplete forms will be returned unprocessed. 2. Please list your second choice for the same activity. 3. Payment method – Check Only.

DOB

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

Zip Other (

)

5. Signatures are required.

E-mail address Emergency Contact

Phone (

6. Enclose a stamped, selfaddressed, legal sized envelope.

)

Relationship to Participant

7. Mail to:

• 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 December 10, 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 page 44.

LARPD

Winter/Spring 2013 Registration 4444 East Ave. Livermore, CA 94550-5053

1st Choice 2nd Choice

Participant's First & Last Name Sex Birthdate Sandi Smith

M

8/9/07

Activity Name

Dates

Fall Conditioning

Dates

A 9/5–9/28

Fee

B 10/1–10/31 $50/$65

Add Non-Resident Fee of 20% per activity if you do NOT live in Livermore,

TOTAL FEES

Waiver, Medical Release, and misc. 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. o 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

R EG I ST R AT IO N

Children may only be registered by their parents/guardians.

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

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R E N TA L I NFO

Our Place Your Party

Dress it up, or dress it down. The 71,000-square-foot Robert Livermore Community Center is the ideal location for parties weddings, business meetings, dances, luncheons, craft fairs, dance, celebrations, or special events of any kind. o Cresta Blanca Ballroom • Seating: 350 at round tables; 575 theater style • Dance Floor • Performance Platform • Full Caterer’s Prep Kitchen o Larkspur Room • Seating: 120 at round tables; 180 theater style • Full Caterer’s Prep Kitchen o Palo Verde Room • Seating: 65 at round tables; 99 theater style

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o Sycamore Room • Seating: 50 theater style o Community Service Room • Seating: 20 conference style o Amenities: • Outdoor Plaza/Courtyard • Select the caterer/vendor of your choice • Experienced staff • Audio visual services with staff assistance • Customize to your taste! No preferred vendor list • FREE Parking • No tax or gratuity

Livermore Area Recreation & Park District

Contact the LARPD Facility Rental Department at 925-373-5703

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Start Time:  8AM 

Great things  come to those  who Tri 

Age Groups 

5‐6     

$25

7‐8     

$35

Swim, Bike, and Run!   9‐10      $35  All at the Robert   Regsistration Livermore Community  11‐12       $45  7AM on race day Center!  Swim laps in  13‐14  $45  the RLCC pool, Bike  around Robert Liver‐ *3 phases will occur: swim, bike, & run  4444 East Ave. ● Livermore, CA 94550  more Park, and Run  Transi�on area  based on a rst come rst serve  925‐373‐5734 ● www.larpd.dst.ca.us  through the Park!  zsilva@larpd.dst.ca.us  

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2012 2013 Celebrating 50 Seasons

Livermore-Amador Symphony SAT DEC

1 8pm

The Nutcracker

with the Livermore-Amador Symphony

Valley Dance Theatre

DEC

8,9,14,15,16

2 & 7pm

Winter Band Concert

Amador Valley High School THU DEC

18 7:30pm

Chanticleer Christmas

A Glorious Holiday Favorite WED DEC

19 7:30pm

SPONSORED BY Faye & Lee Younker

Willie K’s Hawaiian Christmas

with the Kalama Brothers

An Island Holiday Aloha FRI DEC

21 8pm

SPONSORED BY Alaska Airlines and Donna & Bill Wilcox

Moscow Boys Choir Christmas

Christmas Around the World SAT DEC

22 7:30pm

Big Fat Kiss Off Comedy Show XX

Will Durst and Friends FRI DEC

28 8pm

New Year’s Eve with Flash Cadillac

Retro Rock n Roll

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