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Aquatics: Tank Times 41 55+ Programs: Bon Voyage! Extended & Day Trips

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Youth Sports: Camps & Clinics Tournaments & Leagues 24 Adult Special Interests: Arts to Zumba 34 Outdoor Rec: Peak Preserve 13


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Activities Index.............. 10 Preschool....................... 5 Preschool Special Interest........ 5-7 Youth Dance................. 8-9 Youth Gymnastics..... 10-11 Youth Martial Arts......... 12 Youth Special Interest.... 13-16 Youth Sports.............. 17-19 Teens......................... 20-21 Adult Art........................ 30 Adult Cooking............... 22 Adult Dance.................. 23

Adult Fitness............... 24-25 About LARPD.............. 26-27 Adult Martial Arts...... 28-29 Adult Special Interest....... 30-31 Adult Sports............... 32-32 Online.............................. 38 Outdoor Recreation....... 34 Valley Rock...................... 35 Senior Services.............. 39 55+ Programs.............. 40-42 55+ Special Interest.... 42-43 Aquatics....................... 36-37 Registration Form ..... 44-45

Facility Rentals and Parties................... 46 Activities Index................ 10 Volunteers............ 9, 21 & 43 SPECIAL EVENTS Bankhead Theater.......... 48 Children’s Fair............. 2 & 9 Halloween Carnival.......... 8 Mommy & Son Dance.... 14 December Special Events.............. 10

Livermore Area Recreation & Park District an independent special district Robert Livermore Community Center District Offices 4444 East Avenue, Livermore, CA 94550 • 925.373.5700 Email: info@larpd.dst.ca.us Website: www.larpd.dst.ca.us Like us on Facebook: Livermore Area Recreation and Park District Administrative Office Hours: M-Th-8:00 am-6:00 pm; F-8:00 am – 5:00 pm General Manager: Timothy Barry Board of Directors: Bob Coomber, Maryalice Faltings, Steve Goodman, David Hutchinson and Beth Wilson Mission Provide the people of this area with an outstanding system of parks, recreation area and facilities. Provide recreation programs that will stimulate, educate and enrich the lives of people within the District. Board Meetings and Communicating with LARPD The public is invited to attend the monthly Board of Directors meetings, held the first and last Wednesdays of the month at 7 p.m. at the Robert Livermore Community Center, 4444 East Ave. in Livermore, and comment on any topic concerning local parks and recreation services and facilities. In addition, if the public has a concern or question about District services or facilities, they can be addressed to the General Manager, at info@larpd.dst.ca.us. Board meetings are recorded and broadcast on Cable TV Channel 29 the week following each Board meeting. Activity Guides The LARPD Activity Guide is published three times per year: Summer, Fall/Winter and Winter/Spring. Readers can also view the LARPD Magazine online at www.larpd.dst.ca.us. Any changes that take place after the print guide is published can be found in the online guide edition. Photo Policy LARPD reserves the right to use photos taken of visitors while they are visiting LARPD facilities or special events or participants in any department programs are subject to being photographed. Such photographs may be used by Livermore Area Recreation and Park District for publicity purposes. Holiday Closures The District Offices are closed on: Sept 3, Nov 22-23, Dec 24-25, Dec 31, Jan 1, 2013.

Message from the

General Manager-Fall 2012 As the fall season celebrates the changes in the plants and weather, so too we celebrate opportunities for you and your family to experience positive changes through LARPD parks and programs. You can learn something new, improve your health and fitness, and meet new friends with any number of activities provided in this guide. We hope you celebrate change, as we do, and do something different and fun this fall with LARPD. Four years ago, our Board of Directors endorsed the California Legislature’s “Proclamation of the California Children’s Outdoor Bill of Rights.” It reads:

Every child should have the opportunity to: Discover California’s past Splash in the water Play in a safe place Camp under the stars Explore nature Learn to swim Play on a team Follow a trail Catch a fish Celebrate their heritage Your children can participate in LARPD programs and parks and engage in all of these exciting life experiences, and we encourage you to look for these opportunities in this guide. Don’t forget to reserve time and effort for your own recreation. No one else will do it for you! Lastly, I want to thank the many staff and volunteers that provide the expertise, effort, and know-how to provide these wonderful programs and facilities for you and your family. We have a great array of services and places to recreate, and it’s made possible by their hard work and commitment. Enjoy your fall!

Tim Barry General Manager


FALL 2012 YOUTH PROGRAMS MATRIX

LARPD Numbers to Know 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 ESS/PAL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . (925) 960-2480 Equestrian Park. . . . . . . . . (925) 373-5709 Facilities Rentals. . . . . . . . (925) 373-5703

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This matrix will help you identify classes and programs that match up with your child’s age and interest. Please refer to the individual class descriptions for dates, times and fees.

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Aquatics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36-37 Arts & Crafts, Adult . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Arts & Crafts, Youth. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6, 13 Arts & Crafts, Teens. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Babysitting / CPR, Pet First Aid. . . . . . . . . 16 Baseball. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17, 18, 33 Brick Campaign. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Baseball Batting Cage. . . . . . . . . . . . . 17, 33 Bowling, Preschool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Bowling, Youth. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Calendar, Kids Events. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Children’s Fair. . . . . . . . inside front cover, 9 Computers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30, 38 Cooking, Adult. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Cooking, Youth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7, 13 Dance, Adult . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Dance, Youth. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8–9 Driving School, Safety, Teens. . . . . . . . . . 20 Driving School, Safety, 55+. . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Fitness, Senior 55+. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Fitness, Adult. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24–25 Folk Guitar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20, 31 Golf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Golf, Disc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Gymnastics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10–11 Holiday Happenings . . . . . inside back cover LARPD Facilities Rentals . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 LEGO Camp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Magic. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Martial Arts, Adult. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28–29 Martial Arts, Youth. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Music. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7, 15, 20, 31 Online Courses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Outdoor Recreation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Party Rentals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11, 46 Preschool. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-6 Ravenswood Tours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Registration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44–45 RLCC Gym Hours. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Science. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15–16 Senior Classes/55+. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42–43 Senior Programs/55+ . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40–42 Senior Services/55+ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Senior Trips/55+ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Spanish. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7, 14 Special Interest, Adult. . . . . . . . . . . . . 30–31 Special Interest, Youth. . . . . . . . . . . . . 13–16 Special Interest, Preschool. . . . . . . . . . . 6–7 Spin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Sports Turf Hotline. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Sports, Adult . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32–33 Sports, Youth. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17–19 Teens. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20–21 Tennis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19, 32 Theater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7, 14, 20 Valley Rock Gym. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Volunteers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9, 21, 43

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activity guide

On the cover: Counter clockwise left to right, facepainting at the Children’s Fair September 15-16, see page 2; LARPD Basketball Academy page 18; ZUMBA page 23, 42-43; Ziplining in Costa Rica with LARPD Seniors, for more trips see page 41. Questions/comments contact LARPD Marketing, eballus@larpd.dst.ca.us. Cover design, pages 3, 26-27; Bill Scholz Creative; page layout Lucido Marketing & Graphics.

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Preschool Livermore Area Recreation and Park District provides recreational preschool programs, offering children a developmentally appropriate environment. Our goal is to help each child develop to his/her fullest potential; creatively, cognitively, emotionally, physically and socially. We play to learn! 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. Programs are located at the Christensen and Croce Schools, Jane Addams House, Little House, May Nissen Park and Robert Livermore Community Center. Additional classes may be added in the future and classes that do not meet minimum enrollment may be cancelled. No classes during the week of Thanksgiving, Winter Break, Spring Break and Federal Holidays. Class fees are subject to change. For more information or to register, call the Preschool Office at 960-2486.

Terrific Twos

3-12 months Little House, 85 Trevarno Road This weekly gathering is for babies. There will be time to 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. There are a total of 4 sessions during the school year. Class time is 60 minutes, one day per week.

25-36 months Little House, 85 Trevarno Road This class accommodates children 25-36 months and offers the same socialization and play opportunities as the Wonderful Ones. Additional activities are introduced that address the ability to start interactive socialization with other children and meet the needs of increased motor skills. Parents are encouraged to move, do finger plays and participate with their children throughout the class. Class time is 60 minutes, one day per week.

F 10–11 am

9/14–11/16 $72 1/18–3/22 $72

9/11–11/13 $72 1/15–3/19 $72

12-24 months Little House, 85 Trevarno Road Children 12-24 months socialize and play during this class. The class fosters perceptual motor skills and encourages children to explore and move in an open area. The class offers opportunities for the parents to sing along and do simple finger plays along with introducing children and their parents to group play. Class time is 45 minutes, one day per week. There are a total of 5 sessions during the school year.

9/12–12/14 $72 1/16–3/20 $72

9/11–11/13 $66 1/15–3/19 $66

W 10:30–11:15 am

9/12–11/14 $66 1/16–3/20 $66

W 11:30 am–12:15 pm

9/12–11/14 $66 1/16–3/20 $66

Toddler Time 18-36 months Little House, 85 Trevarno Road This class provides an opportunity for parents with toddlers to work on developing language, cognitive, and social skills through fun activities based on art, music, story time and other sensory activities. Class time is 90 minutes, one day per week.

Th 10–11:30 am

9/13–12/5 $110

1/17–3/22 $110

This fall, look for a myriad of story times for children – babiesonly, lap sit, and preschool! There will be craft programs and, of course, Paws to Read!

T 10:15–11:15 am

Wonderful Ones

T 9:15–10:00 am

Visit your Livermore Public Library in person and/or online!

W 9:15–10:15 am

Preschool

Baby & Me

www.LivermoreLibrary.net (925) 373-5500

mommy me

2–3 yrs Jane Addams,1310 Murdell Lane Children will learn the routines of preschool with the comfort of a parent or guardian. Parents enjoy being with their child as he/she experiences circle time, music and movement, art and outside play on the playground. Bring a drink and a small, healthy snack. Class time is 2 hours, one day per week. *Evening class is 1.5 hrs. Session 1 Session 2 M 9–11 am

9/10–11/5 $130

1/14–3/18 $116

T 9–11 am

9/11–11/13 $144

1/15–3/19 $144

W 9–11 am 6–7:30 pm 9–11 am Holiday Themed Class

9/12–11/14 $144 9/12–11/14 $90 11/28–12/12 $44

1/16–3/20 $130 1/16–3/20 $90

Th 9–11 am 9–11 am Holiday Themed Class

9/13–11/15 $144 11/29–12/13 $44

1/17–3/21 $144

F 9–11 am

9/14–11/16 $144

1/18–3/22 $144

Register online

www.larpd.dst.ca.us

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Pre K Plus – Prep

4 Kindergarten

The Tiny Tots and Pre-K Plus classes begin Tuesday, September 4, 2012. Pre-K classes begin Wednesday, September 5, 2012. Enrollment continues until class is full. At that point a waiting list is maintained.

Christensen, 5611 Bridgeport Cir.

Tiny Tots

Tiny Tots TTH 9:00–11:30 am Pre-K MWF 9:00–Noon

3–4 yrs Classes are geared to the developmental needs of 3 year olds. The 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 September 1, 2012 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 the fees.

Croce School, 5650 Scenic Ave., Room #35 Tiny Tots TTH Pre-K MWF MWF

Pre-Kindergarten

Preschool

9:00–11:30 am 8:45–11:45 am 12:15–2:45 pm

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

Robert Livermore Community Ctr. 4444 East Ave. (Poppy Room in the Community Building)

4–5 yrs Classes are for 4 year olds who will go to Kindergarten the following year. This playbased class provides opportunities for children to develop independence, self-control, a positive self-image and age appropriate skills. Children are encouraged to engage in dramatic play, art, music, math, science and pre-reading activities. There is opportunity for free play during each class time where the children explore a variety of toys and play with friends. Class times range from 2.5 to 3 hours and meets 3 days per week. Children must be 4 years of age by October 1, 2012 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 $35 per month to the fees.

Tiny Tots TTH Pre-K MWF

9:00–11:30 am 9:00 am–Noon

$125/mo. $225/mo.

Jane Addams,1310 Murdell Ln. Tiny Tots TTH TTH Pre-K MWF MWF Pre-K + MTWTH

Pre-K Plus 4–5 yrs This class is for those children needing an extra year before beginning Kindergarten. Class time will focus on building attention spans, following directions, positive social interactions, pre-reading and math skills. Activities include: arts and crafts, music and movement, science and math, outdoor play, circle time and literature time. Class time is 2.5 hours a day, 4 days per week. Non-co-op parents (who do not work in their child’s class each month) must add $35 per month to the fees.

Preschool Special

$125/mo. $225/mo.

9:00–11:00 am $100/mo. 11:30 am–1:30 pm $100/mo. 9:00–11:30 am $185/mo. Noon–2:30 pm $185/mo. Noon–2:30 $250/mo.

May Nissen, 685 Rincon Ave. Tiny Tots TTH Pre-K MWF

9:00–11:30 am 8:45–11:45 am

$125/mo. $225/mo.

Interest

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

Messy Art 2–4 yrs Claudia Willis RLCC These classes are for the parent and child to experience art aimed at increasing creativity, dexterity, fine motor skills, imagination and vocabulary. Assist your child as he/she explores a range of materials. Wear “ready for mess” clothes. Price includes parent and child.

• Things that Go Bump in the Night Shivering ghosts, silly goblins, jolly jack-o-lanterns. Together mix, mash and moosh projects for Halloween. 3 classes. W 9:45–10:30 am 10/17–10/31 $35 W 11–11:45 am 10/17–10/31 $35 Sat 10–10:45 am 10/6–10/20 $35

Frolic with your child. Together explore paint, glue, glitter and clay as children create autumn art. Bring to life creative expression that develops motor skills and independent thinking. 3 classes. W 11–11:45 am 9/26–10/10 $35

• Tinsel Time

• Under the Sea Will you find Nemo under the sea? Explore wavy water, flowing fish and buried treasures in this mixed media art experience. Enjoy, encourage and excite your child about the sea through art. 3 classes. W 9:45–10:30 am 9/26–10/10 $35

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• Fall Frolic

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All that glitters makes the season bright! Together experience the joy of creating colorful, shiny holiday art. Your child will use a variety of materials to make unique 2-D and 3-D creations. 3 classes. W 9:45–10:30 am 11/28–12/12 $35 W 11–11:45 am 11/28–12/12 $35 Sat 10 –10:45 am 12/01–12/15 $35

925.373.5700


Music for Mommy & Me!

18 mos–3 yrs RLCC Sycamore Str. Aca., C. Berg Let’s have fun, celebrate winter, and make music together! Move, listen, dance, sing and play instruments. This is an opportunity for parent and child to spend special time together, while learning and making new friends in a positive environment. Using music and movement as a tool, your toddler develops not only love for music, but selfconfidence, curiosity, social skills and cooperation. No non-enrolled siblings please except babies younger than 9 months. 8 classes. 10:30–11:15 am 9/17–11/5 $131 M

“Mommy & Me” Spanish Class

Willy Wonka Musical Theater 3–6 yrs SmARTSunlimited 51-C Wright Bro. Roald Dahl’s timeless story of the world famous candy man and his quest to find an heir comes to life in this stage adaptation of Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, which features the songs from the classic family film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. The memorable score features “The Candy Man,” “Pure Imagination,” “Oompa Loompa” and ”I Want it Now” by Academy® and Grammy® Award winners Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newlev fitted into a new script adapted under the auspices of the Dahl Estate. With a flexible cast size featuring roles for children and a tour-de-force role in the title character. Course description: builds language skills, self confidence, and social skills. Students must attend both sessions to perform in the performance on Jan. 26 & 27. MW 4–5 pm 8/27–1/30 $386

3–6 yrs 51-C Wright Bro. SmARTSunlimited Children will learn the basics of theater, taking directions, and how a theater functions. This class consists of theater games, minimonologues, vocal warm-ups, and physical action. This class culminates with an “inclass” performance for parents. 9/1–1/26 $386 Sat 9–10 am

Intro. to Basic Bowling 3–12 yrs 1620 Railroad Ave Granada Bowl Join this “Learn To Bowl” class designed to introduce basic bowling techniques, concepts and safety to young children in a fun and exciting setting. Class includes lane coaching, use of bowling equipment, one game of bowling and participation award. All skill levels welcome! Wear socks. 6 classes. Website: www.granadabowl.com. 3–4 pm 10/3–11/14 $42 W

Busy Bee Cooks 4–5 yrs Chef Lynda Rexroat RLCC The Cooking with Kids Foundation is pleased to offer this class. The money collected for the class goes to support the foundation work in bringing these cooking classes to underserved children who need them but can’t pay for them. Cooking can be a lot of fun when you know your way around the kitchen. All new recipes each class. Learn proper nutrition and healthy eating habits while having fun learning to cook. Kids will learn how to safely use various utensils and appliances. The importance of proper cleanup will be stressed. Each participant will receive a cookbook. Mention any food allergies when registering. Material fee included. 5 classes. T 2–3 pm 9/4–10/2 $153

Classroom Music for Little Mozarts 4–6 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. This class is a comprehensive approach to musical learning that develops singing, movement and listening skills simultaneously with an introduction to musical styles and concepts in a fun and interactive environment. Parents are welcome to attend this class with their children. 10 classes. F 4:15–5 pm 9/7–11/9 $187

Piano for Beginners 5–7 yrs Galina’s Music Studio 2222 Second St. This course offers easy step by step piano instruction for beginners. The students will be able to play satisfying and entertaining pieces from the very first lesson. These lessons will be taught in a fun and supportive environment while learning the fundamentals of music notation, music theory and rhythm. 6 classes. No class 11/24.

5–7 yrs Sat Sat

9–9:45 am 9–9:45 am

9/8–10/13 $137 10/20–12/1 $137

Preschool Special Interest

3–5 yrs RLCC A+ Spanish Academy This is a parent participation class (parent is also a student). This is a total Spanish immersion program, that is absolutely engaging and fun for parent and child! Parent and child will learn Spanish through visuals (flashcards/posters, books, etc.), hands-on materials (puzzles, color stackers, etc.), music (songs and instruments), art (coloring, projects, etc.), cooking (1 day: corn tortillas from scratch, etc.), games (traditional Hispanic games), and much more. Hasta pronto! / See you soon! 7 classes. 9:45–10:30 am 9/12–10/24 $88 W W 9:45–10:30 am 10/31–12/19 $88

Intro. to Theater

FUNdamental Drawing 4-6.5 yrs. Young Rembrandts Staff RLCC FUNdamental drawing teaches children to follow directions, increase their attention span and grow self confidence so they will be successful in Kindergarten. Learn to draw with our step-by-step method and increase fine motor skills, handwriting readiness and attention to detail. 5 classes. No class 11/24. Sat 11 am–Noon 9/1–9/29 $88 Sat 11 am–Noon 10/6–11/3 $88 Sat 11 am–Noon 11/10–12/15 $88

Register online

www.larpd.dst.ca.us

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Youth Dance

Beg. Irish 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, among others. Ms. Wagner spent three 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 Nutcracker in December, student must sign up for all 3 sessions. Students placed by age with no exceptions. 6 classes. No classes 9/3, 11/19, 12/22–1/5. Ses. I Ses. II Ses. III

Intermediate Irish Dance

W Th

5:45–6:30 pm 3–3:45 pm

8/29–10/3 8/30–10/4

10/10–11/14 10/11–11/15

11/28–1/16 11/29–1/17

$62 $62

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3–3:45 pm 5:45–6:30 pm

8/29–10/3 8/30–10/4

10/10–11/14 10/11–11/15

11/28–1/16 11/29–1/17

$62 $62

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5:45–6:30 pm

8/28–10/2

10/9–11/13

11/27–1/15

$62

4–12 yrs Valerie Deam RLCC This class will introduce Irish Dance to the beginning student. Basic steps will be taught in Reels and Jigs. Participants will learn fun group dances as well as simple solo routines. Students MUST attend both sessions in order to participate in recital. Irish Dance shoes are not required. 7 classes. W 5–6 pm 9/5–10/17 $63 W 5–6 pm 10/24–12/19 $63

W

3:45–4:45 pm

8/29–10/3

10/10–11/14

11/28–1/16

$62

Beg. Breakdancing

Th

3:45–4:45 pm

8/30–10/4

10/11–11/15

11/29–1/17

$62

W

4:45–5:45 pm

8/29–10/3

10/10–11/14

11/28–1/16

$62

Th

4:45–5:45 pm

8/30–10/4

10/11–11/15

11/29–1/17

$62

T Sat

3:45–4:45 pm 11 am–12:30 pm

8/28–10/2 9/1–10/6

10/9–11/13 10/13–11/17

11/27–1/15 12/1–1/19

$60 $60

T Sat

4:45–5:45 pm 12:30–1:30 pm

8/28–10/2 9/1–10/6

10/9–11/13 10/13–11/17

11/27–1/15 12/1–1/19

$60 $60

M

3:30–4:15 pm

8/27–10/1($52) 10/8–11/12

11/26–1/14

$52

M

4:15–5:15 pm

8/27–10/1($52) 10/8–11/12

11/26–1/14

$60

Fairy Tale Ballet, 3–4 yrs Fairy Tale Ballet, 4–5 yrs

Ballet 1A (1st year), 5–7 yrs

Youth Dance

4–12 yrs Valerie Deam RLCC This class will introduce Irish Dance to the beginning student. Basic steps will be taught in Reels and Jigs. Participants will learn fun group dances as well as simple solo routines. Students MUST attend both sessions in order to participate in recital. Recital date: 12/19. Irish Dance shoes are not required. 7 classes. No classes 10/8, 11/21. 4–5 pm 9/5–10/17 $63 W W 4–5 pm 10/24–12/19 $63

Ballet 1B (2nd year), 6–7 yrs

Ballet 1C (2nd or 3rd year), 7–8 yrs Ballet 2, 8 yrs+ Ballet 3, 9 yrs+

Ballet 4, 10 yrs+ (requires teacher placement) Pointe, 11 yrs+ (requires teacher placement) Modern/Contemporary, 7–10 yrs Modern/Contemporary, 11 yrs+

7–18 yrs Randy Fortes RLCC Learn basic Breakdancing moves and the important role this style of dance plays in culture. Begin with the fundamentals of the dance form and move to control movement while developing coordination. Participants experience a fun exercise while creating individual dance techniques. Perform a group routine by the end of the program. Check dances out on YouTube and vids at RLCC B Boys. 6 classes. Sat 3–4 pm 9/15–10/20 $75

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20

1–4 pm Open to Ages 2–8 yrs $7 per Child, Parents admitted Free

Preregistration begins Oct. 1 LARPD, 4444 East Avenue (No tickets sold at door)

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Princess Tea & Ballet/Tap 2–6 yrs Xtreme Force Dance 847 Rincon Calling all Princesses. Class focus is on dance technique and training in Ballet and Tap. Learn short class routines set to favorite Princess Songs, wear a favorite princess costume, meet fellow princesses. Thirty minutes of dance and 15 minutes of a princess craft and tea party. Taught by professional dance teachers who have danced in the NBA. Princess costumes, ballet/tap shoes recommended.

2–3 yrs T T T

9:30–10:15 am 9/4–9/25 9:30–10:15 am 10/2–10/23 9:30–10:15 am 11/6–11/27

$47 $47 $47

T T T

10:15–11 am 10:15–11 am 10:15–11 am

$47 $47 $47

4–6 yrs

9/4–9/25 10/2–10/23 11/6–11/27

Princess Dance Party

18 mos–2.5 yrs Xtreme Force Dance 847 Rincon Jump, Hop, Somersault in this fun class for toddlers. Kids will begin putting music and dance together while working on coordination skills and tumbling. Students will work will parachutes, obstacles, bubbles and more. Great starting class for toddlers. Parent participation required. Parents and toddler should wear comfortable clothes. No shoes needed. No class 11/23. F 9:30–10 am 9/7–9/28 $42 F 9:30–10 am 10/5–10/26 $42 F 9:30–10 am 11/2–11/30 $42

Nutcracker Dance Ballet & Tap 5–8 yrs Xtreme Force Dance 847 Rincon Come learn dancing while being exposed to Nutcracker music! Not all routines will be traditional. Learn some Tap and Jazz along with Ballet steps. Dancers work on steps, terminology and performance routines, and will perform at the downtown pre-parade show on December 1, 2012. Wear a favorite holiday outfit (no special costume required). Tap and Ballet shoes required. 8 classes. T 6–6:45 pm 10/9–11/27 $72

2–3 yrs M M

5:30–6:15 pm 5:30–6:15 pm

9/17–10/22 10/29–12/3

$58 $58

Th Th

4:45–5:30 pm 4:45–5:30 pm

9/20–10/25 11/1–12/13

$58 $58

3–5 yrs

Shake it Up Dance 6–12 yrs Xtreme Force Dance 847 Rincon A variety of dance skills offered including Jazz, Funk and Hip-Hop. Dancers work on routines to the newest music from Shake it Up and work on a class routine, opening and finale. Participants wear their favorite Shake it Up rock star attire (nothing needs to be purchased) for the special class performance on the last day of each class. Taught by professional dance teachers. No shoes required, Jazz shoes or socks permitted. 8 classes. For more information email xtremeforcedancer@ymail.com.

6–8 yrs M

6–6:45 pm

9/17–11/5

$72

Th

5:45–6:30 pm

9/20–11/8

$72

M

4:45–5:30 pm

9/17–11/5

$72

7–11 yrs 8–12 yrs

Hip-Hop Jam Session 2nd–7th grades Xtreme Force Dance 847 Rincon Build confidence while learning the latest dance steps to Hip-Hop music (all age appropriate per class). Never danced and want to, this class is the perfect format to come out and JAM. Wear comfortable tennis shoes and clothes. Classes begin with warm up, stretch, isolations and movements that will help with balance and coordination. Classes are co-ed. Bring water.

2nd–4th grades T T

5:30–6:15 pm 5:30–6:15 pm

8/21–9/25 10/2–11/6

$67 $67

T T

6:15–7 pm 6:15–7 pm

8/21–9/25 10/2–11/6

$67 $67

5th–7th grades

TOT DROP

Youth Dance

2–5 yrs Xtreme Force Dance 847 Rincon Learn basic steps in Tap, Ballet and Jazz! Dancers can wear princess costumes along with royal dance shoes (Tap and Ballet). Work on routines and memorize dance steps while relating dance moves to various musical rhythms. Enjoy a Royal surprise at the end of class - craft, tea party, special games. Classes taught by professional dancers. 6 classes. No class 11/22.

Parent & Me Dance/Tumbling

Can YOU Help?

The Bay Area’s ONLY Preschool on Demand Preschool by Appointment: “Only Come When You Want. Only Pay When You Come”

TOT DROP is a unique recreation program for preschoolers, developed by an educator, that allows parents to design their child’s class schedule. • It’s just like Traditional Playschool but flexible. Choose when to participate: pay only when your child attends. • Noisy, Messy, Fun! Teachers facilitate activities in Art, Music, Letters & Numbers. • Multi-Age policy. Multi-age policy allows parents to drop both children at the same place at the same time! Free Cancellation. • Curriculum stresses kindness. Multi-age environment teaches children about caring for others and accepting differences. • Parent may stay. Stay while your child becomes familiar with a new environment and becomes confidently and happily independent. A gentler way to begin schooling. • Appointments booked on quarter hour increments. Make your child’s schedule match your needs and their abilities. • Pay as you go. $10 per hour with a $1 discount/hour when siblings attend together. • Perfect for the family whose dynamics or schedule doesn’t work well with traditional preschool.

To get started: 1-800-TOT-DROP

Days: T, W, Th, F; Hours: any portion of 9 am–1 pm Fees: $10 per hour. Min. reservation: 1hr. Location: The Carnegie Building downtown, enter on J St. between 3rd & 4th

www.totdrop.com

Ages: 1–5 yrs; must be walking (diapers welcomed!)

Volunteers (13 yrs+) NEEDED! Saturday & Sunday, September 15 and 16 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Youth 13 yrs+ and Adult volunteers are needed for Robert Livermore two-hour shifts to help with Community Center the popular 2012 Children’s 4444 East Avenue, Fair. Look on our website for a Livermore volunteer application and for more information call volunteer permission form, (925) 373-5700 www.larpd.dst.ca.us.

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Kids Calendar Youth Gymnastics Kids’ happenings and events

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Springtime Tumbling & Trampoline Gymnastics

Ice Cream Social

Noon–4 pm Ravenswood Historic Site 2647 Arroyo Road See ad on page 31

September Children’s Fair

4 pm, all ages 15-16 10Seeamad–inside front cover

October

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4-5 5

Teacher Release Day Sports Camp

AM, PM, and All-Day options Ages 6–12 See write up on page 17

Mommy & Son Dance 7–9 pm, all ages See ad on page 13

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Halloween Carnival 1–4 pm, ages 2–8 See ad on page 8

November

Thanksgiving Break Sports Camp AM, PM, All-Day options Ages 6–12 See write-up on page 17

19-21 December

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Letters to Santa Apply to receive a personal letter from the North Pole Applications online at www.larpd.dst.ca.us

Breakfast with Santa

9:00 am Ages 10 and under, parents welcome See ad on inside back cover

Visit with Santa

21-23

5:30–8:30 pm Registration required by 12/3 See ad on inside back cover

Robert Livermore Community Center 4444 East Avenue Livermore, CA 94550 925.373.5700

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Springtime Staff 5715 Southfront Rd. #D Kids can use five different trampolines and a super bouncy tumbling strip to learn trampoline and tumbling skills. Boys and girls of all levels of fitness will experience success in these classes. All instructors are adults with USA Gymnastics safety and trampoline coaching certification. Participants must wear clothing with no buttons, snaps or zippers, socks are required. Fill out a waiver at www.tumblingandtrampoline.com. To register after start date call Springtime at (925) 456-0110.

Parent Tot T&T 18 mos–3 yrs Parents participate in a 45 min. class with activities. 4 classes. Ses. I T 10:15–11 am 8/21–9/11 W 9:30–10:15 am 8/22–9/12 Th 10:15–11 am 8/23–9/13

Ses. II Ses. III Ses. IV 9/18–10/9 10/16–11/6 11/27–12/18 9/19–10/10 10/17–11/7 11/28–12/19 9/20–10/11 10/18–11/8 11/29–12/20

$87 $87 $87

Mini Bouncers T&T 3-5 yrs Children ready to participate without parent, will enjoy Springtime Mini Bouncers. Tumbling and trampoline fundamentals are introduced and more advanced skills are mastered at your child’s pace. 4 classes. Ses. I Ses. II Ses. III Ses. IV T 9:30–10:15 am 8/21–9/11 9/18–10/9 10/16–11/6 11/27–12/18 $87 W 10:15–11 am 8/22–9/12 9/19–10/10 10/17–11/7 11/28–12/19 $87 Th 9:30–10:15 am 8/23–9/13 9/20–10/11 10/18–11/8 11/29–12/20 $87 F 9:30–10:15 am 8/24–9/14 9/21–10/12 10/19–11/9 11/30–12/21 $87

School Age T&T 4-8 yrs

Ses. I Ses. II Ses. III Ses. IV M 3:45–4:45 pm 9/17–10/8 10/15–11/5 11/26–12/17 T 4:45–5:45 pm 8/21–9/11 9/18–10/9 10/16–11/6 11/27–12/18 W 2:15–3:15 pm 8/22–9/12 9/19–10/10 10/17–11/7 11/28–12/19

$97 $97 $97

Ses. I 4:45–5:45 pm M Th 3:45–4:45 pm 8/23–9/13

$97 $97

8-12 yrs

Ses. II Ses. III Ses. IV 9/17–10/8 10/15–11/5 11/26–12/17 9/20–10/11 10/18–11/8 11/29–12/20

Cheerleading Tumbling 13-18 yrs This class concentrates on tumbling that cheerleaders use. Appropriate for a beginner to advanced tumbler. 4 classes. Ses. I Ses. II Ses. III Ses. IV T 3:45–4:45 pm 8/21–9/11 9/18–10/9 10/16–11/6 11/27–12/18 $97 W 6:45–7:45 pm 8/22–9/12 9/19–10/10 10/17–11/7 11/28–12/19 $97

Flexible T&T Camp 5-14 yrs. T&T Camp is a 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 one day from the following: 10/4, 10/5, 11/12, 11/19, 11/20, 11/21, 12/26, 12/27, 12/28, 1/2, 1/3, 1/4 10 am–12:30 pm $40

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Livermore Gymnastic Center Livermore Gymnastic Staff

4039 1st St.

Kindergym

Boys

18 mos–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. 5/6 classes. T 9:30–10:15 am Ses. 1 8/28–10/2 $98 Ses. II 10/9–11/13 $98 Ses. III 11/20–12/18 $82

6-10 yrs An exciting class designed for boys just starting out in gymnastics. Instruction covers cartwheels, forward and backward rolls as well as parallel bars and ring work. 4/6 classes.

Hotdoggers

6-8 yrs This is a great class for girls just starting out in gymnastics. Cartwheels, handstands, forward and backward rolls as well as bar, trampoline, tumble trak and beam work are covered. No class 11/24. 5 classes.

3–5 yrs Rings, balance beam, rope ladder, trapeze are just a few of the apparatus that are introduced to challenge your preschooler. This is an excellent class to learn large motor skills needed for Kindergarten. 4/5/6 classes. No class 9/3, 11/24.

8/27–10/1 10/8–11/12 11/19–12/17 $82 $98 $82

8/29-10/3 10/10-11/14 11/28-12/19 $98 $98 $66

Junior Girls

Sat 11-11:45 am

9/8–10/6 10/13–11/10 11/17–12/22 $82 $82 $82

Coed Gymnastics

6-12 yrs This class teaches beginning gymnastics 8/28–10/2 10/9–11/13 11/20–12/18 and tumbling skills. Gymnasts use the four $98 $98 $82 event apparatus as well as the tumble trak, mini tramp, rings and parallel bars in a fun, W 9:30–10:15 am nurturing environment. 5/6 classes. 8/29–10/3 10/10–11/14 11/28–12/19 T 6-7 pm $98 $98 $66 8/28-10/2 10/9-11/13 11/20-12/18 Sat 9:15–10 am $110 $110 $92 9/8–10/6 10/13–11/10 11/17–12/22 $82 $82 $82

T 10:30–11:15 am

Tumblers 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. 4/5/6 classes. No class 9/3, 11/24.

M 9:30-10:15 am

Beginning Girls

6-12 yrs This class 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. No class 9/3. 4/5/6 classes.

8/27–10/1 10/8–11/12 11/19–12/17 $92 $110 $92

8/28-10/2 10/9-11/13 11/20-12/18 $98 $98 $82

8/29–10/3 10/10–11/14 11/28–12/19 $110 $110 $74

8/30-10/4 10/11-11/15 11/29-12/20 $98 $98 $66

8/30–10/4 10/11–11/15 11/29–12/20 $110 $110 $74

Th 6-6:45 pm

Multiple Party Areas CAFE PATIO up to 24 guests DANCE STUDIO up to 32 guests ELBOW ROOM up to 32 guests 8+ yrs and up FIESTA ROOM up to 32 guests POOL PATIO up to 20 guests Swimming and Water Slides Water Play Structure (through 9/30 weekends only)

POPPY ROOM up to 32 guests (bounce house optional)

Themed Full-Service Parties Cooking • Cowboy/Cowgirl Glow Party • Luau Pirate • Princess Sports • Tea Party

M 4:30–5:30 pm M 6:30–7:30 pm

8/27-10/1 10/8-11/12 11/19-12/17 $82 $98 $82

T 5:15-6 pm

Have your special event with LARPD’s Robert Livermore Community Center

Youth Gymnastics

M 10:30–11:15 am M 5:30–6:15 pm

W 4:45-5:30 pm

Party

W 5:30–6:30 pm Th 5–6 pm

Sat 10:15-11 am

9/8–10/6 10/13–11/10 11/17–12/22 $82 $82 $82 4444 East Avenue • Livermore, California

For more information 925.373.5700 www.larpd.dst.ca.us

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• Jujitsu for Kids

Martial

Arts

Amador Studio 3–12 yrs Amador Studio

849 Rincon Ave

• Pandas and Parent, 2-3 yrs.

Youth Martial

Arts

Come roll, jump and have some playful Panda Fun with your little Panda. Pandas will learn basic tumbling skills, and some whole body coordination, play games and climb a rope. Students introduced to some beginning self-defense techniques all geared to age level. 8 week class designed for parents and children. M 9:30–10 am 9/17-11/5 $72

• Mighty Kung Fu Pandas 3-4 yrs Pandas will learn basic self-defense techniques, whole body coordination, wrestling and tumbling. Program builds self-confidence, and teaches self-discipline in a safe, positive age-appropriate learning environment. Last day, Pandas perform for family and friends. 8 classes. Free uniform included. M 10:15-11 am 9/17-11/5 $82

• Super Heroes 3–7 yrs Calling all Super Heroes. Let nothing stop you! Build self-confidence while learning respect. Learn basic whole body coordination, beginning self-defense skills, wrestling and tumbling. At the end of the 8 week session, students will participate in a special performance for family and friends. Free uniform included. 4-4:45 pm 9/20–11/8 $82 Th

• Kinder Panda Jujitsu/ Judo

thly

Mon

3–6 yrs In this highly specialized class, pandas learn everything from whole body coordination, confidence, independence, self-defense Develop strength, flexibility and self-discipline in a safe, positive, age appropriate learning environment. All classes lead to nationally ranked belt promotions. Ongoing monthly class, registration taken anytime. 4:15-5 pm Monthly $45 T T 6-6:45 pm Monthly $45 Th 6-6:45 pm Monthly $45 Sat 10:30-11:15 am Monthly $45

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5–10 yrs Traditional Martial Art incorporating techniques from Karate, Judo and Aikido. Class instruction is individualized and age appropriate. Students become more physically fit, learn whole body coordination, falling safely, self-defense techniques, how to deal with a bully, tumbling, and grappling. Students will develop self-confidence, self-esteem, discipline and respect. We provide a fun and safe learning environment. All classes lead to nationally ranked belt promotions. Ongoing monthly class, registration taken anytime. M 4–5 pm Monthly $67 TWTh 5:30–6:30 pm Monthly $67 Monthly $67 Sat 11 am–Noon

• Jujitsu

thly

Mon

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 selfconfidence, develop leadership skills and increase concentration. All classes lead to nationally ranked belt promotions. Ongoing monthly class, registration taken anytime. Th 6:30-7:30 pm Monthly $72 $72 Sat Noon-1:30 pm Monthly

Aikido for Kids

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Mon

7-13 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 is provided while maintaining a fun environment for learning. Practice rolling, falling and coordination skills by playing games. Also focus on skills to foster awareness, concentration and conflict resolution skills. Ongoing monthly class; registration taken any time. 7–9 yrs 6-7 pm $52/month M 10–13 yrs 9:30-10:30 am $52/month Sat

Intro Fight Like a Girl –

Women’s Personal Violence Prevention Personal violence prevention (FREE seminar) and classes (fee based), offered by Livermore Martial Arts Academy. Check out page 28.

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4070 East Ave

• Bully Buster/Child Safety Seminar, 7–14 yrs

Children are vulnerable to bullying. One in two children will be bullied. More than 75% of students surveyed said they had been bullied. More than 160,000 American students miss class every school day due to fear of physical harm. There are also over 250,000 child abductions in this country every year. Nearly 685 children taken every day; 29 children abducted every hour. Learn solutions to bullying and techniques for personal safety. 1 class. Sat 10-11:30 am 9/8 FREE

• Children’s Martial Arts & Life Skills 4–12 yrs Specializing in Martial Arts and character building education for children. Teaches a blended art comprised of stand-up kicking and punching techniques (Karate/Muay Thai kickboxing) and grappling (Brazilian Jujitsu), which will teach students some of the grappling tools to defend themselves if attacked and the fight ends up on the ground (where 95% of all attacks end up). Teaches character building and life skills along with child safety tips against abduction. Chief Instructor is a police officer with over 30 years martial arts experience. Classes are AGE SPECIFIC. 4 classes. Free uniform included. Ses. I Ses. II 4–7 yrs F 4:45–5:15 pm 9/14–10/5 10/19–11/9 $53 8–12 yrs F 4–4:45 pm 9/14–10/5 10/19–11/9 $53

Cyclone Martial Arts

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Mon

Cyclone Staff 4555 Las Positas Rd. Unit E

• Olympic Style Tae Kwon Do 4-16 yrs A Korean Art that focus on the use of kicks and punches as a form of self defense. Tae Kwon Do is known for its feet work and incredible flexibility of kick combinations. Focus on techniques, respect, integrity, tolerance, discipline, value of hard work, determination. 4–9 yrs MWF 4-5 pm $69 10–16 yrs MWF 5-6 pm $69

• Boxing, 5-14 yrs. Learn traditional English boxing; learn punching techniques and drills (sparing is optional).Class focuses on the use of striking techniques on bags and pads. Kids learn discipline and respect. A great workout. TTh 4-5 pm $69

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Youth

Special Arts, Crafts & Drawing

Art for the Homeschool Student K–5th Grades

Art for the Homeschool Student 6th–12th Grade 6th–12th grades Thomasin Dewhurst RLCC Have fun learning and developing artistic skills in drawing, painting, print-making and clay sculpture and ceramics. Cartoon drawing, fun characters in clay, painting ideas from stories are some of the activities included. The students will develop techniques within each medium, solve visual problems, and use lots of imagination. Pencil, charcoal, pastel, watercolor, oil paint and air-dry clay will be some of the mediums used. 8 classes. T 10–11 am 9/18–11/6 $138

Intro to the History of Art for Children K–12th grades Thomasin Dewhurst RLCC Learn about various masterpieces from the history of art from Egyptian art to modern day masterpieces. Learn how, why and where artwork was made, who made the art and what it means. Students are encouraged to express their own ideas about the art. At the end of each lesson, students make an art piece in the style they studied. 8 classes. F 4:15–5:15pm 9/21–11/9 $138

5–9 yrs RLCC Claudia Willis Young artists will explore sculpture, drawing, painting, printmaking and more in this mixed-media art class. This session will offer a variety of art-making experiences. Come dressed ready for fun and mess! Wear old clothing or cover up, come ready to “mix it up!” 6 classes. Supplies included.

5–7 yrs W

3–4 pm

9/26–10/31

$90

W

4:30–5:30 pm

9/26–10/31

$90

8–9 yrs

Holiday Happening 5–9 yrs RLCC Claudia Willis Art making for the holidays! Make creative and colorful cards and decorations that bring holiday joy! Wear old clothing or a cover up and come ready to “mix it up!” 3 classes. All supplies included.

5–7 yrs W

3–4:15 pm

11/28–12/12 $55

W

4:45–6 pm

11/28–12/12 $55

8–9 yrs

Cartooning Drawing 9–14 yrs Young Rembrandts RLCC Learning how to draw can be fun, especially when creating silly characters, funny expressions, and drawing sequences that tell a joke! This delightful program combines Young Rembrandts innovative, step-by-step drawing method with light-hearted subject matter that engages children’s sense of humor and imagination. No prior art class experience necessary. Supplies provided by Young Rembrandts. New lessons each class and each session. 5 classes. No class 11/24. Sat 1–2:30 pm 9/1–9/29 $118 Sat 1–2:30 pm 10/6–11/3 $118 Sat 1–2:30 pm 11/10–12/15 $118

Cooking & Gift Making Cooking with Kids 6–13 yrs Chef Lynda Rexroat RLCC The Cooking with Kids foundation is pleased to offer this class. The money collected from the class supports the foundation’s work in bringing these cooking classes to underserved children. Learn proper nutrition and healthy eating habits while having fun learning to cook. Kids will learn how to safely use various utensils and appliances. The importance of proper cleanup will be stressed. Each participant will receive a cookbook. Mention any food allergies when registering. Material included. 5 classes. 4–5 pm 9/4–10/2 $153 T

Christmas and Holiday Home Made Gifts 12 yrs+ Suzanne Gracewski RLCC Learn how to make truffles, chocolate bark, holiday marshmallows and more. Hands-on experience and samples to take home. 1 class. T 5:30–8:30 pm 11/13 $33

Critical Drawing 7–13 yrs Young Rembrandts RLCC Young Rembrandts proven method fosters increased patience, discipline and focus as well as a host of artistic skills such as art vocabulary and history, along with expanded creativity, imagination and confidence. New lessons each class and each session. All materials supplied. No class 11/21. W 4–5 pm 9/5–10/3 $88 W 4–5 pm 10/10–11/7 $88 W 4–5 pm 11/14–12/19 $88

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Looking for Sports? Check out the Youth Sports Section, pages 17–19.

Youth Special Interest

K–5th grades Thomasin Dewhurst RLCC Have fun learning and developing artistic skills in drawing, painting, print-making and clay sculpture and ceramics. Cartoon drawing, fun characters in clay, painting ideas from stories are some of the activities included. The students will develop techniques within each medium, solve visual problems, and use lots of imagination. Pencil, charcoal, pastel, watercolor, oil paint and air-dry clay will be some of the mediums used. 8 classes. F 10–11 am 9/21–11/9 $138

Mixing it up with Art

Older? Take a look at the Teen Section, pages 20–21.

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Film, Gaming, Theater & Video

Youth Special Interest

Fun Effects with Film 7–12 yrs Freshi Films Staff RLCC This is an intermediate level digital film class that introduces young filmmakers to some of the most fundamental effects integrated into the storytelling process of a film. Participants will create simple “live” effects, such as making objects disappear and appear, actors suddenly appearing in new and unusual locations, creating weather effects such as rain or snow and other interesting effects manipulating key elements such as sound and light. Participants will use handson tools and props provided by the instructor. The final film is posted on the Freshi website at www.freshimedia.com and/or can be downloaded on a personal thumb drive by the participants. 8 classes. T 3:30–5 pm 9/25–11/13 $148

Filmmaking for Film Festivals

7–12 yrs SmARTSunlimited 51-C Wright Bro. Suite C Roald Dahl’s timeless story of the world famous candy man and his quest to find an heir comes to life in this stage adaptation of Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, which features the songs from the classic family film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. The memorable score features “The Candy Man,” “Pure Imagination,” “Oompa Loompa” and ”I Want it Now” by Academy® and Grammy® Award winners Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley neatly fitted into a new script adapted under the auspices of the Dahl Estate. With a flexible cast size, featuring roles for children and a tour-de-force role in the title character. Course description: builds language skills, self-confidence, and social skills. Students must attend both sessions to perform in the performance on Jan. 26 & 27. MW 5–6 pm 8/22–1/30 $386

Intro. to Theater

7–12 yrs Freshi Films Staff RLCC This class will produce films intended to compete in the Youth Fest in Hollywood. Freshi collaborates with the International Family Film Festival in Hollywood which hosts an annual Youth Fest! featuring films produced by young filmmakers ages 18 and under. All completed films will be posted on the Freshi website at www.freshimedia.com and/or can be downloaded on a personal thumb drive by the participants. 3 classes. W–F 9 am–1 pm 1/2–1/4 $193

Beg. Game Design 7–12 yrs Freshi Films Staff RLCC Beginning Game Developers work in pairs of two per computer to learn the basics of computer programming for games. Everything created for the game is original to the team. Learn the fundamental elements of a game and build a single platform game that can be shared with friends on-line. Every team completes a game by the end of the program. Participant games will be posted on the www.freshimedia.com and/or can be downloaded on a personal thumb drive on the last day of the program. Please note: Software and final games are for PC only, but Mac users can play the games through the website. 8 classes. M 3:30–5 pm 9/17–11/5 $148

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7–12 yrs SmARTSunlimited 51-C Wright Bro. Suite C 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. Class culminates with an “in-class” performance for parents. No prior experience necessary. Sat 10–11 am 9/1–1/26 $194

Let’s Make Movies Video Production I

Family Spanish K–8th grades A+ Spanish Academy RLCC This is a total Spanish Immersion Program and a parent participation class (parent is also a student). Parents will 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 together will be able to continue to practice their Spanish at home! Learning Spanish es divertido/fun! Hasta pronto! See you soon! 7 classes. Price is per student. M 5:45–6:45 pm 9/10–10/22 $120 M 5:45–6:45 pm 10/29–12/17 $120

Magic Magic Workshop 7–11 yrs Roy the Magician RLCC Have you ever wondered how a magician can float something in the air? Or how to cut a piece of rope in half and put it back together again? Learn these and many more interesting magical secrets by attending the MAGIC Workshop of Roy the Magician. Discover the MAGIC in your child by building their self-confidence, self-esteem and hand/ eye coordination. No class 9/15. Sat 9–11 am 8/25–9/29 $183 Sat 9–11 am 10/13–11/10 $183

9–12 yrs Barton Cox RLCC Learn the basics of moviemaking in this active, hands-on class. 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, and learn how to use a “green screen” for special effects. Each group is supplied with a digital camcorder and a laptop computer for editing. Participants will take home a DVD of the video projects created in the class. Instructor: Barton Cox Jr.-certificated teacher in Video/Broadcast Productions. 6 classes. No class 9/3. M 4–5:30 pm 8/27–10/8 $168 M 4–5:30 pm 10/15–11/19 $168

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Music Piano for Beginners 5–12 yrs Galina’s Music Studio 2222 Second St. This course offers easy step by step piano instruction for beginners. The students will be able to play satisfying and entertaining pieces from the very first lesson. These lessons will be taught in a fun and supportive environment while learning the fundamentals of music notation, music theory and rhythm. 6 classes. No class 11/24.

5–7 yrs

9–9:45 am 9–9:45 am

9/8–10/13 $137 10/20–12/1 $137

Sat Sat

10–10:45 am 10–10:45 am

9/8–10/13 $137 10/20–12/1 $137

Fri Fri

7–7:45 pm 7–7:45 pm

9/7–10/12 $146 10/19–12/7 $146

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13–17 yrs

Ukulele 7–12 yrs Galina’s Music Studio 2222 Second St. Have you ever wanted to play an instrument and sing along? If so, the ukulele is the perfect instrument for you. Easy to learn and fun to play. Lesson 1 teaches basic rhythms and chords to play a simple song. Additional lessons will teach increasingly complex chords and fingering. So pick up that ukulele and join in the fun! 6 classes. No class 11/24.

7–9 yrs Sat Sat

8:15–9 am 8:15–9 am

9/8–10/13 $142 10/20–12/1 $142

Sat Sat

9–9:45 am 9–9:45 am

9/8–10/13 $142 10/20–12/1 $142

Sat Sat

1:30–2:15 pm 1:30–2:15 pm

9/8–10/13 $142 10/20–12/1 $142

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Vocal Lessons 8–12 yrs Galina’s Music Studio 2222 Second St. This fun, exciting and informative class covers songs ranging from folk to popular music including High School Musical, Hannah Montana and Disney favorites. These lessons include ear training, breathing techniques, vocal and diction exercises as well as harmonizing with others. Students will also practice with live piano accompaniment during class. 6 classes. No class 11/24. Sat 1–1:45 pm 9/8–10/13 $150 Sat 1–1:45 pm 10/20–12/1 $150

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

4–7 yrs Beginning Science RLCC This class showcases a wide spectrum of animals (beetles, insects, crustaceans) and is designed for children who are fascinated with animal biology. Examine lady bugs, hermit crabs, super worms and crickets, learn their body structure, and study their life cycle and habitat. Take home lady bugs, crickets and super worms. A detailed worksheet is provided. 4 classes. Th 1–2 pm 9/6–9/27 $78

Budding Biologists: Squid,

Fish, Earthworms, Guinea Pig

6–13 yrs Beginning Science RLCC This class showcases mollusks, annelids, rodents and is designed for students who are fascinated with animal biology. Get friendly with Lulu-the social guinea pig. Examine the squid; identify the mantle, beak, tentacles, suckers, etc. Get busy with red wrigglers and observe, touch, and examine a bony fish. Take home earthworms. Includes a detailed worksheet. 4 classes. No class 10/25. Th 4:45–5:45 pm 10/4–11/1 $78

Far Out Science 6–11 yrs Mad Science RLCC Science is all around us in our daily lives, sometimes when it’s least expected. Explore how science is connected to the art world, to being a detective, and even science in the movies. Investigate optical illusions and dry ice. Take home something at the end of every class including a Mad Science yo-yo, a cartoon creating kit, a periscope, and sidewalk chalk. 6 classes. T 3:30–4:30 pm 9/11–10/16 $110

Academy of Future Space Explorers 6–11 yrs Mad Science RLCC Mad Science and NASA have teamed up to bring the excitement and wonder of space in the NASA Academy of Future Space Explorers After-School Program! The Academy of Future Space Explorers takes children on a voyage of discovery. Topics include: Planets and Moons; Atmosphere and Beyond; Space Phenomena; Sun and Stars; Rocket Science; Space Travel; Space Technology and Living in Space. In each class, children build a fun and educational take-home to fuel their future explorations! 6 classes. No class 11/20. T 3:30–4:30 pm 10/30–12/11 $110

LEGO® Engineering Camps 5–12 yrs Play-Well TEKnologies

RLCC

• Pre-Engineering 5–6 yrs Have your child become a Play-Well Engineer! Build cities, bridges, motorized cars and planes. With access to over 100,000 pieces of LEGO, students build what they have only dreamed of with the support of an experienced Play-Well Engineering instructor. 3 classes. MTW 9 am–Noon 11/19–11/21 $140

• Junk Yard Challenge with LEGO® 7–12 yrs Because engineering is always a team effort, this camp teaches students how to work collaboratively to design and build the fastest, strongest, most maneuverable machines and coolest structures possible to solve real world engineering challenges. Recommended for experienced builders. 3 classes. M–W 1–4 pm 11/19–11/21 $140

Youth Special Interest

Sat Sat

Science

• Jedi Engineering 5–12 yrs Build X-Wings, droids, and palaces inspired by designs made a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. Create motorized sand crawlers, drone assembly lines, and Battlecruisers. A new offering of imaginative and original designs. 3 classes.

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9 am–Noon 12/26–12/28

$140

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$140

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5–12 yrs KidzO2 Staff

• Green Technology II RLCC

• Aerospace Engineering I 7–10 yrs This class introduces young engineers to the science and engineering behind airborne vehicles. Through fun-filled hands-on activities, participants will build and experiment with rockets, kites and rubber band powered airplanes. Through the course of the workshop, participants will be exposed to concepts of force, motion, prediction, date collection and analysis. 7 classes. No class 10/17, 10/31. W 4–5 pm 9/19–11/14 $173

Youth Special Interest

• Aerospace Engineering 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 hand-on activities, participants will build and experiment with generation of windmills, solar stations and hydrogen fuel cells. Participants will explore alternative energy sources such as Wind, Solar and hydrogen fuel cells. Through application of engineering practices, participants will perform data collection and analysis. 2 classes. MT 8:30 am–Noon 11/19–11/20 $178 $178 ThF 8:30 am–Noon 1/3–1/4

• Mechanical Engineering

10–13 yrs Participants explore the science and engineering behind airborne vehicles. Through fun filled hands-on activities, participants will build and experiment with rockets, hot air balloons, gliders and rubber band powered airplanes. Through the course of the workshop, participants will grasp the concepts of force, motion, lift, drag, buoyancy and center of gravity, glide angels, design aircrafts, data collection and analysis. 2 classes. Sat 8:30 am–Noon 11/3–11/10 $178 ThF 8:30 am–Noon 12/27–12/28 $178

7–10 yrs This class introduces young engineers to basics of mechanical engineering. Through building and experimenting with mousetrappowered vehicles, balloon powered racers. Students will build and race their magnetic levitation vehicles that use strong magnetic field to keep the vehicle floating without touching the ground. Participants will be exposed to concepts of force, motion, torsion, potential energy and magnetism as well performing data gathering and analysis. 6 classes. No class 10/19. 5–6 pm 9/28–11/9 $193 F

• Engineering Principles I

• Mechanical Engineering II

10–13 yrs Engineering is one of the most promising careers. This is an exciting opportunity to apply science, technology, math and communication skills as participants dive into learning basic engineering concepts and principles. Experimenting with special simple machines kits, participants will be able to create fixed and moveable pulley systems. Learn how to use simple machines together to create a mechanical advantage. 2 classes. 11/19–11/20 $203 MT 1–4:30 pm Sat 1–4:30 pm 12/27–12/28 $203

10–13 yrs Through building and experimenting with mousetrap-powered vehicles, students will 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. This class will culminate in students building and racing their magnetic levitation vehicles that use a strong magnetic field to keep the vehicle floating without touching the ground. 2 classes. 11/3–11/10 $188 Sat 1–4:30 pm Sat 1–4:30 pm 12/8–12/15 $188

• Green Technology 7–10 yrs Young engineers introduced to sources of renewable energy in day-to-day life. Participants will build their own windmill; generate electricity and experiment with simple concepts behind windmill technology. Participants will also experiment with solar energy by building and racing a solar vehicle. Through highly charged and fun filled handson activities, participants will build and experiment with harvesting Solar and Wind energy. 7 classes. No class 10/8, 10/15. M 3:30–4:30 pm 9/10–11/5 $178

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Child & Babysitting Safety 12–18 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 a sitter needs to know and what every parent is looking for. Class focuses on setting up a sitting 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 9/22 $63 $63 Sat 10 am–2:30 pm 11/3

Pet First Aid 12 yrs+ American Safety Academy RLCC Would you know what to do if your dog or cat stopped breathing or started choking? Pets depend on owners for their well-being. Learn the steps of pet rescue in a low stress hands on environment. Topics Include 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. $49 Sat 11 am–2 pm 10/20

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Youth

Sports

Little Sluggers Youth Baseball

Release Day Sports Camp

3–5 yrs LARPD Staff RLCC Gym This class introduces kids to the world of baseball. Using drills and fun activities, each little slugger will acquire skills to help play and enjoy baseball. Bats and balls will be provided. Bring a glove and a water bottle. Wear athletic non-scuff athletic shoes. 6 classes. Advanced: Recommended 2 sessions of beg. level or permission from Coach Dan. No class 11/24.

5–12 yrs LARPD Staff RLCC Gym Looking for something fun for your child to do when school is out? Let him/her spend time with us at Sports Camp. Play various sports everyday (baseball, basketball, soccer) along with fun playground games (dodgeball, kickball, etc.). All Day: Bring two snacks and lunch. AM: Bring a snack and a lunch. PM: Bring a snack. 2 days.

Beg. 3–5 yrs

LARPD Batting Cage

NEW

LARPD Basketball Tournaments RLCC Gym The game of hoops just may be the best all-around game there is. LARPD is offering several tournaments this fall and winter to provide an opportunity for coaches, parents, players-both boys and girls– in several grades from beginners to advanced abilities to get out and play. Tournaments are 3-game minimum.

• Thanksgiving, Nov. 19–21

Teams: Boys and Girls, 3rd–4th grades $195 per team

• Holiday Classic, Dec. 14–15,

17 & 18–20

These tournaments are grade pure and competitors from Tri-Valley and beyond are invited to play. All players must be able to prove their age and grade. It will be the coach’s responsibility to carry proof of identity for all players registered for each tournament. Teams: Boys and Girls, 3rd–6th grades $225 per team For more information on tournaments and camps, contact Mike Sa, msa@larpd. dst.ca.us or 925-373-5733.

9:50–10:35 am 9:50–10:35 am 9:50–10:35 am 9:50–10:35 am

9/11–10/16 10/30–12/4 9/12–10/17 10/31–12/5

$75 $75 $75 $75

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9–9:45 am 9–9:45 am 9–9:45 am 9–9:45 am

9/11–10/16 10/30–12/4 9/12–10/17 10/31–12/5

$75 $75 $75 $75

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Little Dribblers Youth Basketball 3–6 yrs LARPD Staff RLCC Gym This new and exciting basketball class will introduce children to the basics of basketball. Through drills and fun activities, staff will get your child excited about playing the game. Wear non-scuff athletic shoes. No class 9/15, 9/29, 10/22. 3–5 yrs (6 classes) Th 9–9:45 am 9/6–10/11 $75 9–9:45 am 10/25–12/6 $75 Th Th 9:50–10:35 am 9/6–10/11 $75 Th 9:50–10:35 am 10/25–12/6 $75 3–4 yrs (5 classes) Sat 9–9:45 am 9/8–10/27 $63 11/3–12/8 $63 Sat 9–9:45 am 5–6 yrs (5 classes) 9/8–10/27 $63 Sat 9:50–10:35 am Sat 9:50–10:35 am 11/3–12/8 $63

Intro. to Basic Bowling 3–12 yrs Granada Bowl 1620 Railroad Ave Join this “Learn To Bowl” class designed to introduce basic bowling techniques, concepts and safety to young children in a fun and exciting setting. Class includes lane coaching, use of bowling equipment, one game of bowling and participation award. All skill levels welcome! Wear socks. 6 classes. Website: www.granadabowl.com. W 3–4 pm 10/3–11/14 $42

ThF 8:30 am–1 pm 10/4–10/5 10/4–10/5 ThF 1–5:30 pm ThF 8:30 am–5:30 pm 10/4–10/5

$55 $55 $85

ThF 8:30 am – 1 pm 10/4–10/5 10/4–10/5 ThF 1–5:30 pm ThF 8:30 am–5:30 pm 10/4-10/5

$55 $55 $85

ThF 8:30 am–1 pm 10/4–10/5 ThF 1–5:30 pm 10/4–10/5 ThF 8:30 am–5:30 pm 10/4–10/5

$55 $55 $85

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9–12 yrs

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Ernie Rodrigues Softball Complex 1717 So. Livermore Ave. LARPD is proud to announce the opening of its new batting cage. The 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, (925) 373-5709. Fees: Without Pitching Machine: $20/hr With Pitching Machine, $50/ 1st hour, $20 each additional hour

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5–12 yrs LARPD Staff RLCC Gym Looking for something fun for children to do the three days before Thanksgiving? Let them spend it at Sports Camp. Kids will play various sports everyday (baseball, basketball, soccer and more) along with fun playground games (dodgeball, kickball, etc.). All Day-Bring two snacks and a lunch. AM-Bring a snack and a lunch. PM-Bring a snack only. 3 days.

5–6 yrs

MTW 8:30 am–1 pm 11/19–11/21 $79 MTW 1–5:30 pm 11/19–11/21 $79 MTW 8:30 am–5:30 pm 11/19–11/21 $129

7–8 yrs

MTW 8:30 am–1 pm 11/19–11/21 $79 MTW 1–5:30 pm 11/19–11/21 $79 MTW 8:30 am–5:30 pm 11/19–11/21 $129

9–12 yrs

MTW 8:30 am–1 pm 11/19–11/21 $79 MTW 1–5:30 pm 11/19–11/21 $79 MTW 8:30 am–5:30 pm 11/19–11/21 $129

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LARPD Basketball Academy 5–12 yrs LARPD Staff RLCC Gym Do you want to learn basketball? Or maybe you just want to improve playing skills. Using drills and fun activities, students will learn and/ or improve skills that will help them play and enjoy the game of basketball. Wear non-scuff athletic shoes, bring a water bottle and a basketball. 6 classes. No class 11/22. Ses. I Ses. II

5–7 yrs Beg. Adv.

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3:20–4:05 pm 9/13–10/18 11/1–12/13 $89 3:20–4:05 pm 9/13–10/18 11/1–12/13 $89

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4:10–4:55 pm 9/13–10/18 11/1–12/13 $89 4:10–4:55 pm 9/13–10/18 11/1–12/13 $89

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4:10–4:55 pm 9/13–10/18 11/1–12/13 $89 4:10–4:55 pm 9/13–10/18 11/1–12/13 $89

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LARPD Baseball Academy 5–12 yrs LARPD Staff Robertson Park, Ernie Rodrigues Softball Fields Do you want to learn baseball? Or maybe you just want to improve your skills. Using drills and fun activities, students will learn and/ or improve skills that will help them play and enjoy the game of baseball. Each week will feature hitting partnered with a defensive skill of the week (throwing/catching, fielding, pitching). Wear plastic cleats and bring a glove and a water bottle. Bats and helmets will be provided. 6 classes. Ses. I Ses. II 5–6 yrs T 3:30–4:30 pm 9/11–10/16 10/30–12/4 $99 7–8 yrs T 3:30–4:30 pm 9/11–10/16 10/30–12/4 $99 9–10 yrs T 4:30–5:30 pm 9/11–10/16 10/30–12/4 $99 11–12 yrs T 4:30–5:30 pm 9/11–10/16 10/30–12/4 $99

LARPD Youth Instructional Baseball League 4–7 yrs LARPD Staff Robertson Park, Ernie Rodrigues Softball Fields This beginner league will introduce kids to the great game of baseball. Each participant will be assigned to a team that will have an LARPD staff member as a coach. Each team will start off with a 45-minute practice to learn basic fundamentals of baseball. After practice, teams will use the skills learned to play a game against one of the other teams. Bats and balls will be provided. Bring a glove, water bottle, and snack. 6 games and practices. Sat 10 am–Noon 9/15–10/20 $139

Little Golfers 3–5 yrs LARPD Staff RLCC Gym This class introduces kids to world of golf. Using drills and fun activities, each little golfer will acquire skills to help play and enjoy golf. Clubs and balls will be provided. Wear non-scuff athletic shoes and bring a water bottle. 6 classes. M 9–9:45 am 10/8–11/12 $75 M 9:50–10:35 am 10/8–11/12 $75

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Little Sports Stars 3–5 yrs LARPD Staff RLCC Gym This class will introduce kids to three different sports: golf, bowling and disc golf. Each week participants will focus on one of the sports using drills and fun activities. Each little sports star will acquire skills to help him/her play and enjoy each of these growing sports. All equipment will be provided. Wear non-scuff athletic shoes and bring a water bottle. 6 classes. Ses. I Ses. II F 9–9:45 am 9/14–10/19 11/2–12/7 $75 F 9:50–10:35 am 9/14–10/19 11/2–12/7 $75

Girls Basketball Clinic 3rd–8th Grades LARPD Staff RLCC Gym Back by popular demand this clinic will help improve shooting, passing and ball handling. Carrie Billone is a former Women’s Cal State Hayward basketball player, and former coach for Livermore High Girls Varsity and Las Positas Girls Basketball. Carrie will help develop each participant’s skills and take players to a higher level of play. Bring water, towel and non-scuff athletic shoes only. 8 classes. No class 9/19. W 6:30–8:30pm 9/5–10/17 $99

Boys Basketball Clinic 3rd–8th Grades LARPD Staff RLCC Gym This clinic will help improve shooting, passing and ball handling. Former high school and college basketball players comprise the LARPD coaching staff. The staff will help develop participants’ skills and take them to a higher level. Bring water, towel and non-scuff athletic shoes only. 6 Classes. No class 11/21. W 6:30–8:30 pm 10/17–11/28 $99

RLCC Gym Rental For gym rentals, contact Michael Sa at 925-373-5733, make appointment to stop in or email msa@larpd.dst.ca.us. LARPD gym rental application can be downloaded at www.larpd.dst.ca.us

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Kidz Love Soccer Growing Up Active Growing Up Healthy

Just for Kicks Soccer 2–9 yrs Harley Ludwig/Just for Kicks Soccer Staff Almond Park Just4Kicks conducts instructional lessons that develop skills as well as emotional development required for the game of soccer. Each session will focus on a particular aspect of the game utilizing specifically designed activities. A typical session will include a warm-up, topic introduction, demonstrations, activities to learn, practice on a certain skill, recreational games, and a soccer match. The emphasis is on learning and having fun because J4K puts the PLAY back into playing soccer.

• Pre-K Soccer

• K Soccer With the expectation of having fun, participants will learn to love soccer. Skills will be introduced and built upon, as well as, working on the team concept of soccer. Recreational games guide learning through play, and all those skills and drills worked on will begin to make the game and strategies of soccer really come together for Kindergarten-aged players. 8 classes. Sat 3:45–4:20 pm 9/22–11/10 $87

• K1 Soccer The real games begin… Through the guidance and direction of Just4Kicks staff, play and learn through a relaxed atmosphere, where learning and growing are the goals. Players work their skills by utilizing a practice method of game play. Scrimmages will also be a part of each class. Sportsmanship, fun and increased knowledge of the sport of soccer will also be a part of K1 Soccer. 8 classes. Sat 3–3:45 pm 9/22–11/10 $87

Kidz Love Soccer, Skillz & Scrimmage 7–10 yrs Kidz Love Soccer Staff May Nissen Park A session experience includes age specific warm-up demonstrations, drills and recreational games. The Kidz Love Soccer staff will redefine the concept of the game. Young players will hear these four main points during their KLS experience: Sportsmanship, Effort, Learning, and Fun (S.E.L.F.). Cleats are recommended but not required. Shin guards are mandatory. Balls and goal nets are provided. On rainy days, check out the NEW KLS Rain-out Hotline: 1-888-372-5803. 7-week session. Sat 11:30 am–12:15 pm 9/22–11/3 $99

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3–4 yrs Pre-K soccer is a chance to explore all the fun skills children can learn with a soccer ball. Also, that dreaded “bunch ball” play at this age will be worked on, while developing and learning group dynamics. Skills such as dribbling the ball, stopping, passing and social skills are learned in this fun atmosphere. 8 classes. Sat 4:20–4:50 pm 9/22–11/10 $87

2–6 yrs Kidz Love Soccer Staff May Nissen Park This is a non-competitive recreational environment for children to learn and play the world’s most popular sport! Includes age specific warm-up demonstrations, drills and recreational games. Young players will hear these four main points during their KLS experience: Fun, Learning, Effort, and Sportsmanship. Class sizes vary for each session, so an early registration is advised. Shin guards mandatory. Balls and goal nets are provided. Wear athletic shoes. For more information visit www.larpd.dst.ca.us. To learn more about KLS visit www.kidzlovesoccer.com. NEW KLS Rain-out Hotline: 1-888-372-5803. 8 classes. Sat Mom/Dad 2–3.5 yrs 9–9:30 am 9/22–11/10 $99 Sat Tot Soc 3.5–4 yrs 9:40–10:10 am 9/22–11/10 $99 Sat Pre-Soc 4–5 yrs 10:10–10:45 am 9/22–11/10 $99 Sat Soc 1 5–6 yrs 10:45–11:30 am 9/22–11/10 $99

6 yrs+ Jill Harmon RLCC Children are in group activities that build strength, coordination, confidence and overall fitness. Participants will work in groups, but will also get one-on-one time so they can see and feel growth in their own personal fitness levels. Classes organized in a more traditional physical education format but with a fun, energetic pace. Some nutrition will also be incorporated. Monthly starting Sept. 10. M 3–4:15 pm Monthly $63

• 2–4 Grades Soccer Passing, shooting, dribbling, GOAL! The development now is an emphasis on putting it all together, even the team. All teaching is conducted through play and fun activities. Visually learning the “how and why” of the plays of the game take place as the team works through scrimmages and game situations. Defensive and offensive tactics and strategies are practiced through small-sided games. Emphasis on fun and learning not winning or keeping score. Individual and team skills are equally important. Expectations of each position in a small-sided game format are explained and developed for an exceptional soccer experience. 8 classes. Sat 2–3 pm 9/22–11/10 $87

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Teens Art Art for Homeschool Students 6-12 grades Thomasin Dewhurst RLCC Have fun learning and developing artistic skills in drawing, painting, print-making and clay sculpture and ceramics. Cartoon drawing, fun characters in clay, and painting ideas from stories are some of the activities that will be included. Develop techniques within each medium, solve visual problems, and use lots of imagination. Pencil, charcoal, pastel, watercolor, oil paint and air-dry clay will be some of the mediums used. 8 classes. T 10–11 am 9/17–11/6 $138

Driving School

Teens

ALOHA Driving School 15 yrs & up ALOHA Staff 1857 First St. ALOHA Driving School teaches participants the rules of the road and prepares students to be safe drivers. DMV-certified instructors provide 25 hours of classroom instruction, 6 hours of behind the wheel training* and certificates for Class Room Course Completion, Behind the Wheel Proof of Enrollment and Behind the Wheel Course Completion. *Students responsible for passing DMV permit test at DMV prior to Behind the Wheel Training.

Sat-M 8 am–3 pm 9/1–9/3 & 9/8 $400 Th-Sun 8 am–3 pm 10/4–10/7 $400 M 8 am–3 pm 11/12 & 11/17–11/19 $400

Digital Filmmaking

Folk Guitar

13-17 yrs SmARTSunlimited 51-C Wright Bro. Suite C Student filmmakers will study and practice professional filmmaking concepts: scriptwriting; storyboarding; casting; acting methods; location scouting; directing and blocking methods; framing/composition and mise-en-scene; multiple lighting sources; multiple sound/microphone sources; green screen and special effects; advanced editing techniques. Students will learn to shoot on the Canon 5D DSLR and the Sony Z7U professional rig with a 35 mm film adapter, and edit on Final Cut Pro versions 7 and X. Students will produce several original short/ mid-length movies to be submitted to local film festivals, personal portfolios and college applications. T 4–6 pm 9/4–1/29 $386

15 yrs+ Ray Baird

Willy Wonka Musical Theater 13-17 yrs SmARTSunlimited 51-C Wright Bro. Suite C Roald Dahl’s timeless story of the world famous candy man and his quest to find an heir comes to life in this stage adaptation of Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, which features the songs from the classic family film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. The memorable score features “The Candy Man,” “Pure Imagination,” “Oompa Loompa” and ”I Want it Now” by Academy® and Grammy® Award winners Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley fitted into a new script adapted under the auspices of the Dahl Estate. With a flexible cast size, featuring roles for children and a tour-de-force role in the title character. Course description: builds language skills, self-confidence and social skills. Students must attend both sessions to perform in the performance on Jan. 26 & 27. MW 6–7 pm 8/22–1/30 $386

Music

Film & Stage Comedy & Improv 13-17 yrs SmartsUnlimited 51 Wright Brothers, Suite C If you like to laugh, connect, and be creative, then experience improvisational theater. 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 participants perform all the games learned. Become more comfortable on stage and in front of others, learn to listen well, develop confidence in the 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 9/1–1/26 $192

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Folk Guitar 15 yrs+ Ray Baird

Beginners & Adv. Beg. This class is for those interested in learning to play the guitar for fun. It will cover basic guitar chords, simple strums, easy picking patterns and a little bit of music theory. Class pace will be adjusted to accommodate the skill variance of the students. 6 classes. No class 11/21. W 5:30–6:25 pm 9/19–10/24 $110 W 5:30–6:25 pm 10/31–12/12 $110

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Intermediate This class is designed to introduce new guitar techniques to those who have mastered the basics. Learn different ways to make your guitar sing. Learn a variety of new songs, musical styles and some basic music theory. Sessions build on previous classes but do not require that background. 6 classes. No class 11/21. W 4:30–5:25 pm 9/19–10/24 $110 W 4:30–5:25 pm 10/31–12/12 $110

Piano for Beginners 13-17 yrs Galina’s Music Studio 2222 Second St. #2 This course offers easy step-by-step piano instruction for beginners. The students will be able to play satisfying and entertaining pieces from the very first lesson. These lessons will be taught in a fun and supportive environment while learning the fundamentals of music notation, music theory and rhythm. 6 classes. No class 11/23. F 7–7:45 pm 9/7–10/12 $146 F 7–7:45 pm 10/19–12/7 $146

Vocal Lessons 13-17 yrs Galina’s Music Studio 2222 Second St. #2 This fun, 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. No class 11/24. Sat 2–2:45 pm 9/8–10/13 $152 Sat 2–2:45 pm 10/20–12/1 $152

Ukulele 13-17 yrs Galina’s Music Studio 2222 Second St. #2 Have you ever wanted to play an instrument and sing along? If so, the ukulele is the perfect instrument; it’s easy to learn and fun to play. The first lesson will teach basic rhythms and chords while students learn to play a simple song. Additional lessons will teach increasingly complex chords and fingering. So pick up that ukulele and join in the fun! 6 classes. No class 11/24. Sat 1:30–2:15 pm 9/8–10/13 $142 Sat 1:30–2:15 pm 10/20–12/1 $142

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Test & College Prep Writing Essays that Shine 16-18 yrs Susan Larik from SusanPrep.com RLCC Ready to write those essays, but not sure where to begin? Want to make sure that your essays stand out among hundreds or thousands? This intense workshop will give a head start on the process. Brainstorm essay ideas, learn how to grab and retain the readers’ attention, and prepare rough outlines. Learn how to approach essay “prompts;” what topics to write about, and how to adapt and reuse essays to save time. Bring a pen, paper, and any essay topics to work on in class. 1 class. Sat 2–4:30 pm 9/8 $78 6–8:30 pm 10/8 $78 M

Navigating the College Application Maze

Last Minute SAT Prep-Quick Tips, Techniques & Review 16-18 yrs Susan Larik from SusanPrep.com RLCC Wish you had prepared for the SAT, but you were just too busy? Want to improve a previous score, but you haven’t had much time to study? Feel well-prepared, but want a review? It’s not too late! This class will be a “highlight reel” of the best tips, techniques, and review concepts in a single session. For the reading and writing test sections, learn strategies for approaching each type of question–including the essay and how to rule out more incorrect answers and increase the probability of selecting the right answers–even when unsure of the correct response. Discussion includes patterns and recurring questions on the test. For math, common concepts that almost always appear on the test will be reviewed. Practice sample questions for each section to see how the strategies apply. 1 class. 5:30–9 pm 9/18 $98 T Sat 1:30–5 pm 9/29 $98

Strategic SAT Prep Workshop Susan Larik from SusanPrep.com What’s the best way to prepare for the SAT? Learn the fundamentals, then practice! During the first three sessions each SAT subject–Critical Reading, Writing, and Math–will be covered in depth. The last session will focus exclusively on practice questions to put the strategies, techniques, and concepts learned into use. Book needed for class (not included in class fee): The Official SAT Study Guide (Second Edition). Plan to do approximately 2 hours of homework each week. 4 class sessions (Class fee includes additional review/study materials.) Sat (plus one Friday) 9 a.m–noon Sat. 9/8, 9/22, & 9/29 F 9/14 5 pm–8 pm* $278 *(Note Friday meeting for 9/14 only) 9/10, 9/17, 9/24, & 10/1 6–9 p.m. M

Education changes everything

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16 yrs+ Susan Larik from SusanPrep.com RLCC Getting ready to apply to colleges? Learn how to navigate the application maze! This course–designed for students and/or parents–will provide an overview of the entire college application process from deciding where to apply to making the final decision. Class instruction covers general application procedures (public schools, private schools, Common App), whether to consider early action/decision, getting recommendations (who to ask and what to ask for), techniques for writing strong essays, scholarship and

financial aid basics, and strategies for keeping everything organized. Learn about the current college admissions climate. There will be ample time for questions. Many shortcuts, time-saving resources, and “insider” tips will be provided. 1 class. $23 for each additional family member. 6:30–9 pm 9/11 $78 T

Tennis Future Stars 2000’s Pat Tibbetts, PTR certified Dorothy Svets Tennis Complex Lessons offered through Future Stars 2000’s, are designed for beginner through intermediate students. Lessons are taught in a fun, positive atmosphere covering: grips, strokes movement drills and more! Equipment: Students provide their own tennis racquets. Tennis balls are provided. Wear non-marking tennis shoes. Bring water to class. No class 1/19, 1/21. Class Descriptions: Tiny Tots: Pre–Beginners 4–6 yrs; Beginner (B): New to Tennis or with limited experience, 7–14 yrs; Advanced Beginner (AB): Exposure to all basic strokes and scoring, are beginning to do some rallying. 9–16 yrs; Homeschool: 7–18 yrs; B/AB: 12–17 yrs Private Lessons: Contact the Future Stars 2000’s instructor through LARPD at 373-5700 or go to our website at www.larpd.dst.ca.us. You may also contact Pat at pattntennis@comcast.net. SEPT. OCT. NOV. DEC. JAN. FEE MW 3:45–4:30 pm Tiny Tots 9/5–9/24 10/1–10/17 11/5–11/28 12/3–12/19 1/7–1/28 $30 MW 4:30–5:30 pm B 9/5–9/24 10/1–10/17 11/5–11/28 12/3–12/19 1/7–1/28 $39 MW 5:30–6:30 pm AB 9/5–9/24 10/1–10/17 11/5–11/28 12/3–12/19 1/7–1/28 $39 MW 6:30–7:30 pm B/AB 9/5–9/24 10/1–10/17 11/5–11/28 12/3–12/19 1/7–1/28 $39 Th 11 am–12:30 pm Home School 9/6–9/27 10/4–10/25 11/1–11/29 12/6–12/20($30) 1/3–1/24 $39 Sat 9:45–10:30 am Tiny Tots 9/8–9/29 10/6–10/27($21) 11/3–11/17 12/1–12/15 1/5–1/26 $16 Sat 10:30–11:30 am B 9/8–9/29 10/6–10/27($27) 11/3–11/17 12/1–12/15 1/5–1/26 $21 Sat 11:30–12:30 pm AB 9/8–9/29 10/6–10/27($27) 11/3–11/17 12/1–12/15 1/5–1/26 $21 AB/Int. 9/8–9/29 10/6–10/27($27) 11/3–11/17 12/1–12/15 1/5–1/26 $21 Sat 12:30–1:30 pm

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Cooking Bride’s Basic Cooking & Wine Pairing 21 yrs+ Suzanne Gracewski RLCC Want to learn basic cooking skills and conquer your kitchen fears? Enjoy fast gourmet tasting meals. No previous experience needed. Pie crust skills will be taught. Plenty of hands-on experience will be had. Learn to cut up a chicken, make a cobbler topping to keep on hand, grow sprouts, make oven roasted garlic, all with lots of sampling and wine pairing from Stoney Ridge Winery. 2 classes. 6:30–9 pm 9/20–9/27 $78 Th

Adult Cooking

Puff Pastry & Wine Pairing 21 yrs+ Suzanne Gracewski RLCC Learn to save money and make preservative-free homemade puff pastry. Make it ahead of time and freeze. Make brie cheese in puff pastry, meat pies and fruit tarts. Participants take home their own batch of pastry puff. Samplings and wine pairing from Livermore’s own Occasio Winery, winner of Tri-Valley Conservancy’s Best of Show– 2012 Livermore Valley Uncorked. 1 class. Th 6:30–9 pm 10/11 $48

Gluten-Free Cooking Suzanne Gracewski RLCC Learn to bake and prepare dishes that are gluten free: pizza, bar cookies, delicious and moist lemon yogurt cake and more. Come, watch, participate and sample dishes made in class. W 6:30-9 pm 10/ 17 $49

Elegant Home Made Gifts from the Kitchen Suzanne Gracewski RLCC Learn to make elegant gifts in your kitchen – peppermint and chocolate bark, chocolate truffles, marshmallows, and cookie dough for giving. 1 class. Th 6:15–9 pm 11/1 $38

Winter Food & Produce with Wine Pairing 21 yrs+ Suzanne Gracewski RLCC Get some great techniques with these dishes: vegetarian, chicken and beef varieties. Food paired with delicious wines from Fenestra and Stoney Ridge Winery. Great sampling. 1 class. Th 6:30–9 pm 11/29 $43

Brunch Foods Suzanne Gracewski RLCC Learn how to cook ahead with quiches, same day fritatas, multi variety of biscottis and tender muffins. Recipes will be taught and sampled. Recipes will use fresh fruits and vegetables from local farmers market. 1 class. W 6:30–9 pm 11/14 $43

Maryland Crab Cakes, Turkey Sliders & Sweet Potato Fries with Wine Pairing 21 yrs+ Suzanne Gracewski RLCC Learn the secrets of making crab cakes at home, fun sliders and low calorie sweet potato fries oven baked paired with wine from Occasio Winery. 1 class. 6:15–9 pm 1/9 $43 W

The Complete Pie 14 yrs+ Living Gourmet RLCC Would you like to make a pie from start to finish? Join this course and make a 2 crust fruit pie. Bring a rolling pin, pie plate, and 2 quart bowl; leave with a simply delicious finished fruit pie. Tips for different fruits, seasoning and thickeners will be discussed. 1 class. 9:30 am–Noon 10/13 $29 Sat

Veggie Gardening for Cool Weather 14 yrs+ Living Gourmet RLCC The next step after summer gardening is growing a winter garden. In California that’s pretty easy. Gardening in the cool weather can be in a dedicated area, a pot or spot tucked among a flower bed. Cool weather vegetable and herb choices, soil, water and sun needs, and seed vs. seedlings will be discussed. 2 classes. W 6:30–8:30 pm 9/19 $27

Easy Veggie Side Dishes 14 yrs+ Living Gourmet RLCC We all know we should eat more veggies but need to make it flavorful and easy! Make or prep dishes ahead of time to make weeknight and family gatherings run smoother. Participants will make 3 veggie dishes–including roasted veggies and the use of herbs. This is a hands-on class, where participants will cook, taste and go home with recipes to fix over and over. 1 class. 7–9 pm 11/12 $26 M

Pizza, Paninis & Piadinis with Wine Pairing 21 yrs+ Suzanne Gracewski RLCC Learn how to make a delicious, fresh pizza fast, save money in your own kitchen and put an extra pizza shell in the freezer for a rainy day. Make piadinis like restaurants for a fraction the cost. Learn how to make mouth-watering paninis sandwiches along with delicious sauces to go with the sandwiches. Always food to sample and hands on participating. 1 class. Wine from Fenestra Winery. 1 class. T 6:15–9:15 pm 10/24 $43

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Adult Dance Line Dance Gary Clayton RLCC Beginner: Line dancing is a great way to exercise. Improve coordination, flexibility and balance while learning a variety of fun dances. Instruction teaches the easier step patterns and familiarizes participants with the basic techniques of line dancing. 5 classes. Ses. I Ses. II Ses. III T 6:30–7:15 pm 9/4–10/2 10/16–11/13 11/20–12/18 $33 Advanced Beginner: This class is for dancers who have attended 5 or 6 Beginner sessions and are ready to advance. Learn additional step patterns and slightly more complex dances. Ses. I Ses. II Ses. III T 7:15–8 pm 9/4–10/2 10/16–11/13 1/20–12/18 $33 Intermediate: This class is for the intermediate/advanced dancer. Teaching pace is quicker as participants are expected to know all the basic step patterns. Dances taught are mostly newer line dances with some of the old classics. Drop in fee $8 per class. Ses. I Ses. II Ses. III 8–9 pm 9/4–10/2 10/16–11/13 11/20–12/18 $33 T

Ballroom and Social Dance Steve and Donna Radcliffe Veterans Bldg. Join the Beginner class and learn basic moves in Samba, Rhumba, Cha Cha, Nightclub Two-Step, Waltz, Foxtrot, and Swing. Learn a good foundation and understanding of rhythms, basic moves and dancing with a partner. The Intermediate class is a continuation of the Beginner class with more advanced steps and styling, and the addition of Tango and Salsa. New intermediate steps are taught in each series. In the Advanced class, participants work on a dance routine in the various ballroom dances taught in the Intermediate class. Learn how to connect steps together, how to glide across the floor with ease and learn to stylize each individual dance. Partners are required. 6 classes. No class 9/13, 11/22. Ses. I Ses. II Beg Th 7:30–8:30 pm 9/6–10/18 11/1–12/13 $42 Int. Th 8:35–9:35 pm 9/6–10/18 11/1–12/13 $42 Adv Th 9:35–10:05 pm 9/6–10/18 11/1–12/13 $42

Beginning Belly Dancing 12 yrs+ Aizubra RLCC Shake stress away in this fun and exciting class! Class includes yoga warm-ups, then Egyptian, Turkish, and Greek movements. Basic steps, finger cymbal patterns, and dancing with a silk veil will be covered. This is a 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. 5 classes. M 7:30–8:30 pm 9/10–10/8 $58 M 7:30–8:30 pm 10/15–11/12 $58 M 7:30–8:30 pm 11/19–12/17 $58

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 and 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. Join in performance opportunities with Tatseena’s troupes although performances are not mandatory. Check out www.tatseena.com for more information. 6 classes T 8:15–9:30 pm 8/21–9/25 $68 T 8:15–9:30 pm 10/2–11/6 $68 T 8:15–9:30 pm 11/13–12/18 $68

Tango & Latin Dance Lois Hilton RLCC Learn the seductive moves of Tango and other Latin dances such as Rumba, Cha-cha, Samba, Salsa and Merengue. BURN THE FLOOR with these action-packed energetic dances. Express your inner self and look like a pro at nightclubs, weddings, cruises and other social gatherings. 8 classes. W 6:30–7:30 pm 9/26–11/14 $83

East Coast Swing Lois Hilton RLCC Beginners-Learn patterns and movements to a variety of tempos while learning to lead and follow partners. Never danced and think you have “two left feet” or danced a little but still are not feeling confident, then this class is it. Learn the basics and establish a solid foundation for becoming a swing dancer. Partners are not necessary. 8 classes. W 7:30–8:30 pm 9/26–11/14 $83

ZUMBA®

Adult Dance

Combination: This class is a combination of Beginners, Advanced Beginner and Intermediate classes. Beginner/Adv. Beginner (6:30– 8 pm) OR Adv. Beg/Intermediate (7:15–9 pm). Ses. I Ses. II Ses. III 6:30–8 pm 9/4–10/2 10/16–11/13 11/20–12/18 $41 T T 7:15–9 pm 9/4–10/2 10/16–11/13 11/20–12/18 $41

Inter./Advanced Belly Dance

14 yrs+ Yuko Diehl RLCC Be blown away in this exciting one hour class of calorie-burning, body-energizing, awe-inspiring exercise. Dance-fitness class routines feature easy to follow steps, fast and slow rhythms and cardiovascular training. This combination will help to tone and sculpt the body while burning calories-all while having fun and building energy. Enjoy exercising with Latin and International music! Wear workout shoes and bring water. 8/7 classes. No classes 9/3, 11/12. M 6:30–7:30 pm 8/27–10/22 $59 M 6:30–7:30 pm 10/29–12/17 $52

ZUMBA® Teresa Kamakea RLCC Are you ready to party into shape? Zumba is a dance-fitness program that blends the hottest music from here and around the world. With easy to follow steps that form a “fitness-party” Zumba is downright addictive. Start the weekend off with a fun, sexy and energizing workout that leaves participants feeling like a rock star. No prior Zumba or dance experience necessary. Bring water and wear exercise attire. 4 classes. Ses. I Ses. II Ses. III Sat 10–11 am 9/8–9/29 10/6–10/27 11/3–11/24 $25

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U-Jam Fitness

Jollene Berghoff (Wed.),Teresa Kamakea (Sat.) RLCC U-Jam Fitness is a 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 of sweat, body toning and a craving for more. 6/4 classes. Ses. I Ses. II Ses. III $63 W 7–8 pm 9/5–10/10 10/17–11/21 W 7–8 pm 11/28–12/19 $43 Sat 11:30 am–12:30 pm 9/8–9/29 10/6–10/27 11/3–11/24 $25 All three sessions, $57

Adult Fitness

Real Fitness for Real People Debbie DeLisle, C.T. RLCC Gym Livermore’s Biggest Loser instructor is now offering a high-energy workout patterned after the workouts designed for the award winning Biggest Loser program. Workouts encompass both cardiovascular and resistance/strength training using various equipment and techniques. No workout is ever the same. Ideal for those who have been with the LBL program for a while or who have had some physical activity. Come see what eight short weeks of proper training can do for your fitness level and body composition. Sessions meet twice weekly. Wear comfortable workout attire. Bring towel, water bottle. Only non-scuff athletic shoes permitted in the gym. Locker rooms and shower facilities available for use. No class 11/20, 11/22. TTh 9–10 am 9/4–10/30 $131 11/1–12/13 $86 TTh 5:30–6:30 pm 9/4–10/30 $131 11/1–12/13 $86 11/1–12/13 $86 TTh 6:30–7:30 pm 9/4–10/30 $131

SPIN Debbie DeLisle, C.T. 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. Workout simulates outdoor riding by combining various cycling techniques and intervals set to fun, upbeat music. The emphasis is on providing an enjoyable and effective workout. Great for all levels of fitness because participants determine their own intensity level. Schwinn certified instructors. No class 11/12, 11/22. TTh 10:10–11 am 9/4–9/27 10/2–10/27 11/1–11/29 12/4–12/20 $67 $67 $67 $51 MW 6:30–7:20 pm 9/5–9/26 10/1–10/29 11/5–11/28 $59 $75 $59

Spinning® Kim Brandt, C.T. RLCC Rec. Bldg. Join a fun, energetic class that will burn calories, increase fitness, and improve health. Cycle your way through a 50-minute workout that includes climbs, sprints, intervals, and flats set to upbeat music that will motivate participants to the end of the ride. Great for all fitness levels as participants determine their intensity level. Bring water and a towel. No class 11/20, 11/22, 12/25, 12/27. TTh 6–6:50 pm 8/21–9/27 10/2–11/1 11/6–11/29 12/4–12/20 $96 $80 $48 $70

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Pilates Workshops Katherine Campbell/Pilates Staff Livermore Pilates Studio, 1080 Concannon Blvd.

• Pilates Mat Pilates Mat exercises moves through a progressive series of dynamic movements with an emphasis on core stability and rebalancing of muscles to promote efficient, effective movements and injury prevention. Preparatory exercises and modifications will be shown to aid different body types and abilities. 8/7 classes. No class 11/24. Level 1 (Novice/Beg.): Sat 8–8:55 am 9/8–10/27 $127 Level 2 (Inter./Adv.): Sat. 8–8:55 am 11/3–12/22 $112

• Intro. to Pilates Reformer Basic level exercises for students new to Pilates Reformer, those who need a brush-up on technique, or clients who need to modify their movements. Learn progressive Pilates exercises to help reduce back and joint pain, restore range of motion and flexibility, and strengthen muscles. A Reformer workout is an effective, no-impact strengthening and stretching workout that is friendly to the joints. Modifications can be made for special physical or health conditions. After completion of this class, students will be ready for All level Reformer classes offered at the studio. 4 classes. Ses. I Ses. II M 10–11 am 9/10–10/1 10/8–10/29 $87 W 9–10 am 9/5–9/26 10/10–10/31 $87 Th 10–11 am 9/6–9/27 10/4–10/25 $87 Th 7:30–8:30 pm 9/6–9/27 10/4–10/25 $87 Sat 7–8 am 9/8–9/29 10/6–10/27 $87 Sat 11 am–Noon 9/8–9/29 10/6–10/27 $87

• Pilates Workshop Home practice sheet of written exercises will be given to clients in each workshop. Balance Basics: Standing Pilates exercises for improved core, stretch, and strength. Sat Noon–1:30 pm 9/22 $37 Strong Back Basics: Learn to properly use the deep abdominal muscles to protect the back. Sat Noon–1:30 pm 10/13 $37 Bone Safe Basics: Modifications of Pilates mat exercises for osteopenia or osteoporosis. Sat Noon–1:30 pm 10/27 $37 Chair Pilates: Exercise at your desk or for clients who cannot work out on the floor. Also good for prenatal clients. Sat Noon–1:30 pm 11/10 $37

Stretch & Tone Ayn Wieskamp RLCC Enjoy floor exercises to improve body tone, flexibility and attitude. Leg and arm weights may be used to increase workout. On-going classes. Sign up at class. Class starts 9/1. No class 9/3, 11/12, 11/23, 12/19–1/1, 1/21. Times attending per week (2) (3) MWF 8:30–9:30 am Sept. $26 $35 MWF 8:30–9:30 am Oct. $32 $44 MWF 8:30–9:30 am Nov. $29 $35 MWF 8:30–9:30 am Dec. $14 $20 MWF 8:30–9:30 am Jan $32 $38

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Beg. Yoga Tricia Moore, MSW, Iyengar Yoga Certified (Sat.) RLCC Arlene Schauer (Tues.) Participants in these classes will learn the art and science of the basic yoga postures, taught primarily in the tradition of renowned yoga master BKS Iyengar. Flexibility, balance, strength, stress-reduction and an increased sense of well-being are benefits of the practice. Consistent yoga practice leads to refined awareness of participant potential on physical, mental, and spiritual levels. For more information visit www.yogadelvalle.com. 8/7 classes. No class 9/11, 11/6, 11/20, 11/24. 6:40–8:05 pm 8/28–10/16 $87 T 6:40–8:05 pm 10/30–12/18 $87 T Sat 9:30–11 am 9/8–10/27 $99 11/3–12/22 $87 Sat 9:30–11 am

Continuing/Intermediate Yoga

Yoga Drop-In Tricia Moore, MSW, Iyengar Yoga Certified Arlene Schauer 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.

Beg. & Continuing Kundalini Yoga Barbara Steinhagen RLCC Kundalini Yoga is science which will help participants to get and stay healthy, stay focus on daily task and live fulfilled lives. Practiced by anyone, Kundalini is a 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, it gives the quickest and most dramatic results to clear the mind, strengthen the nerves, balance the glands, set the immune system, and orient consciousness to create a happy and healthy life. Students will instruct in Kundalini Yoga Kriyas and meditations as taught by Yogi Bhajan. It is open to anyone. 8/6 classes. No class 11/12. 10–11:15 am 9/10–10/29 $96 M M 10–11:15 am 11/5–12/17 $72 W 5:30–7 pm 9/5–10/24 $96 $96 W 5:30–6:45 pm 10/31–12/12

Boot Camp/Conditioning 15 yrs+ Cyclone Staff 4555 Las Positas Rd. Unit E Join this fun and challenging activity. Burn fat, build muscle, strength, power and speed in a safe and clean environment. This class uses circuit training methods that incorporate resistance training, exercises with cardio intervals that are sure to burn calories. Get in the best shape of your life. Exercises are modified to fit all needs. Unlimited classes 7 days a week. Call 925-373-1400 for class schedule. M-Sun Monthly $69

Adult Fitness

Tricia Moore, MSW, Iyengar Yoga Certified RLCC This class is for yogis who know the basic yoga poses and are ready to deepen their practice with greater connection to their body-mind systems. Additional inversions, backbends and seated forward bends will be introduced, as well as breathing practices. The class is suitable for new students who have prior experience in Iyengar based yoga. For more information visit www.yogadelvalle.com. 8/7/6 classes. No classes 11/9, 11/23, 11/24. $108 M 5:30–7:15 pm 9/10–10/29 M 5:30–7:15 pm 11/5–12/17 $94 $108 F 9:30–11:15 am 9/7–10/26 F 9:30–11:15 am 11/2–12/21 $82

The starting line of the one-mile fun run at 2012 Run for the Parks.

2012 Run for the Parks 5-K Winners, Nick Froumis 2nd place, Hamza Makhlaf, 1st.

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 will improve aerobic endurance, muscle tone and flexibility. Leave class feeling relaxed, energized and stress free. Childcare at M-F AM only. Call 925-447-8890 for new student specials or visit us at www.jazzercise.com. SIGN UP AT CLASS. MTWThF 9 am M 5:30 pm MW 6:30 pm

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Regular Regular Circuit Training

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No matter what your age, the great outdoors is at your fingertips with LARPD’s open space parks. In Livermore’s own backyard are beautiful, natural parks such as Sycamore Grove Park, Holdener Park and Brushy Peak Regional Preserve. LARPD park rangers wear many hats to help maintain these natural spaces as well as offer fun and educational programs and guided hikes through the parks.

n June 10, 1947, the citizens of Livermore voted to create the Livermore Area Recreation O and Park District (originally named “Livermore Recreation District”) by an overwhelming 6-to-1 margin. Mrs. M. J. Lyons, who chaired the committee that championed the District formation, told the Livermore Herald, “It is a progressive move for the Livermore Valley.” Celebrating 65 years of stewardship this year, LARPD continues to champion parks and recreation for the Livermore area community. Grown-ups don’t have to feel left out, though – there’s plenty for them, too! Adults can join classes in fitness and dance, martial arts, health, art, music, cooking, computers and more. Whether you want to get creative or get moving, LARPD has an option for many interests.

The services LARPD provides span residents’ lifetimes, starting with the Preschool program – serving children as young as 3 months up to age 6. For the youngest children, parent-participation classes incorporate motor and social development, movement, music and play. Once reaching age 3 and 4, classes are geared toward appropriate developmental needs that include theme-related play, social experiences, making choices, independence, self-control and a positive self-image.

Kids of all ages can get in on the fun with youth recreation activities and classes. Children and teens can get involved yearround with a variety of programs including dance, gymnastics, martial arts, music, team sport classes, drama, discovering nature, art, technology, cooking and more.

Rounding out customers of all age groups, LARPD has an extensive Senior Services program, including a separate wing for older adults at the Robert Livermore Community Center. Here, seniors can attend weekday lunch or special themed luncheons, watch movies, play cards, take a yoga class or play bingo. Day excursions and exciting vacation trips are offered as well. Senior Services staff help offer services including tax preparation assistance, legal assistance and health insurance counseling.

Tim Barry General Manager

Make a splash with LARPD aquatics, which offers open swim as well as lessons, a swim team and a water polo team, water exercise and more. The Robert Livermore Community Center Pool is open year-round for lap swim and various programs. In the summer, the center opens the Activity Pool for family fun, complete with a spiral waterslide. Also open to the public in the summer is the May Nissen Swim Center at May Nissen Park.

Parks for special interests are available, too, including both a skate park and a separate bicycle stunt course at Sunken Gardens Park. Canines aren’t forgotten – LARPD has six dog parks for them to frolic: Max Baer Park (1310 Murdell Lane), Marlin A. Pound Park (2010 Bluebell Drive), Bruno Canziani Park (South Charlotte Way), May Nissen Park (695 Rincon Ave.), Robertson Park Meadow (3200 Robertson Park Road) and Vista Meadows Park (2450 Westminster Way).

Working behind the scenes to keep our parks going, our valued Park Maintenance Staff.

Robertson Park will be seeing changes this season with the construction of two synthetic turf fields. The fields are an upgrade to sand-based fields installed in 1991. The new all-weather fields will allow for year-round use for sports such as soccer, lacrosse, football and rugby. The District is doing the $2.2 million project with support from Fusion Soccer (formerly the Livermore Youth Soccer League), which has paid forward $600,000 in future field use fees. Those interested in preserving the fields can purchase a commemorative brick through the LARPD Foundation.


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No matter what your age, the great outdoors is at your fingertips with LARPD’s open space parks. In Livermore’s own backyard are beautiful, natural parks such as Sycamore Grove Park, Holdener Park and Brushy Peak Regional Preserve. LARPD park rangers wear many hats to help maintain these natural spaces as well as offer fun and educational programs and guided hikes through the parks.

n June 10, 1947, the citizens of Livermore voted to create the Livermore Area Recreation O and Park District (originally named “Livermore Recreation District”) by an overwhelming 6-to-1 margin. Mrs. M. J. Lyons, who chaired the committee that championed the District formation, told the Livermore Herald, “It is a progressive move for the Livermore Valley.” Celebrating 65 years of stewardship this year, LARPD continues to champion parks and recreation for the Livermore area community. Grown-ups don’t have to feel left out, though – there’s plenty for them, too! Adults can join classes in fitness and dance, martial arts, health, art, music, cooking, computers and more. Whether you want to get creative or get moving, LARPD has an option for many interests.

The services LARPD provides span residents’ lifetimes, starting with the Preschool program – serving children as young as 3 months up to age 6. For the youngest children, parent-participation classes incorporate motor and social development, movement, music and play. Once reaching age 3 and 4, classes are geared toward appropriate developmental needs that include theme-related play, social experiences, making choices, independence, self-control and a positive self-image.

Kids of all ages can get in on the fun with youth recreation activities and classes. Children and teens can get involved yearround with a variety of programs including dance, gymnastics, martial arts, music, team sport classes, drama, discovering nature, art, technology, cooking and more.

Rounding out customers of all age groups, LARPD has an extensive Senior Services program, including a separate wing for older adults at the Robert Livermore Community Center. Here, seniors can attend weekday lunch or special themed luncheons, watch movies, play cards, take a yoga class or play bingo. Day excursions and exciting vacation trips are offered as well. Senior Services staff help offer services including tax preparation assistance, legal assistance and health insurance counseling.

Tim Barry General Manager

Make a splash with LARPD aquatics, which offers open swim as well as lessons, a swim team and a water polo team, water exercise and more. The Robert Livermore Community Center Pool is open year-round for lap swim and various programs. In the summer, the center opens the Activity Pool for family fun, complete with a spiral waterslide. Also open to the public in the summer is the May Nissen Swim Center at May Nissen Park.

Parks for special interests are available, too, including both a skate park and a separate bicycle stunt course at Sunken Gardens Park. Canines aren’t forgotten – LARPD has six dog parks for them to frolic: Max Baer Park (1310 Murdell Lane), Marlin A. Pound Park (2010 Bluebell Drive), Bruno Canziani Park (South Charlotte Way), May Nissen Park (695 Rincon Ave.), Robertson Park Meadow (3200 Robertson Park Road) and Vista Meadows Park (2450 Westminster Way).

Working behind the scenes to keep our parks going, our valued Park Maintenance Staff.

Robertson Park will be seeing changes this season with the construction of two synthetic turf fields. The fields are an upgrade to sand-based fields installed in 1991. The new all-weather fields will allow for year-round use for sports such as soccer, lacrosse, football and rugby. The District is doing the $2.2 million project with support from Fusion Soccer (formerly the Livermore Youth Soccer League), which has paid forward $600,000 in future field use fees. Those interested in preserving the fields can purchase a commemorative brick through the LARPD Foundation.


Adult

Martial Arts

Livermore Martial Arts Academy

4070 East Ave

Adult Martial

Arts

• Intro. to Traditional Blended Martial Arts for Self Defense

13 yrs+ This program is comprised of a variety of martial arts, including the stand-up techniques of Muay Thai Kickboxing and Karate and the ground techniques of Brazilian Jiujitsu (BJJ). Although attacks on the street are unpredictable, this class combines techniques which will give the student the tools needed to defend themselves both on the ground and from the standing position. At the same time, it is a cardio intensive class designed to build fitness and conditioning. 4 classes. Free uniform included. 6:45–7:30 pm 9/5–9/26 $53 W W 6:45–7:30 pm 10/17–11/7 $53

• Muay Thai Kickboxing 13 yrs+ Muay Thai is a well-rounded stand-up art, emphasizing punches, kicks, elbows and knees. It is one of the most powerful martial arts systems in the world. Muay Thai is so good, top martial artists sample from its technique base to increase their own effectiveness. This class teaches authentic Muay Thai in a well-rounded manner, emphasizing mental focus and physical fitness. Environment is non-competitive, safe and challenging. Perfect for the teen or adult seeking focus and a fit and healthy body. Great program for those who want the fitness benefits of kickboxing but enjoy something more than aerobic kickboxing. Chief instructor is a veteran police office with 30+ years of martial arts experience. Gloves, handwraps, shin guards and Muay Thai shorts needed. May be purchased at the academy. 4 classes. W 6–6:45 pm 9/5–9/26 $43 W 6–6:45 pm 10/17–11/7 $43

• Fitness Kickboxing Want to get in shape and have fun doing it? Then get ready to shed pounds and inches. This 60-minute class begins with a quick warm-up and launches into a calorie burning party that is sure to lower stress, reduce weight and provide an all-around good time. Experience an ultimate body workout, kicking and punching your way to a stronger more self-confident you. 10/22–11/21 $53 MWF 9/10–10/8 (MF 9–9:45 am, W 10–10:45 am)

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• Intro. Fight Like A GirlWomen’s Personal Violence Prevention

Aikido of Livermore –Shinrei Dojo

There are 77 million victims of abuse every year in the United States, 1 in 3 women and children become violent abuse victims, while 2000 kids are abducted every day. New to Livermore! Fight Like a Girl is a 13year 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 against women and girls. For more information, visit www.FightLikeaGirl.com. FREE Sat Noon-1:30 pm 9/8

• Shinkendo Beg. Course Traditional Japanese Swordsmanship

• 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, 1 in 3 women and children become violent abuse victims, while 2000 kids are abducted every day. New to Livermore! Fight Like a Girl is a 13year 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 against women and girls. For more information, visit www.FightLikeaGirl.com. Ses. I Ses. II M 9/10–10/1 10/15–11/5 7:30–8:15 pm $53 $53 W 9/5–9/26 10/17–11/7 7:30–8:15 pm $53 $53

Karate 18 yrs+ Bob and Kathy Berger RLCC Bob and Kathy Berger are 4th Dan (degree) Black Belts who have been teaching Karate for over 25 years. They have promoted several dozen people to the rank of Black Belt. Bob and Kathy’s specialties are basics, forms, self defense, sparring, and board/ brick breaking. 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 your martial arts skills by learning sparring techniques and by breaking boards. Advance through the colored belts to become a Black Belt. www.dublin tangsoodo.com. No class 11/21. W 6:30–8:30 pm 8/22–12/19 $85

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3985 First St. Suite C

13 yrs+ Shinkendo emphasizes traditional and effective samurai swordsmanship, which leads to both practical ability and an understanding of classical martial arts. It is a comprehensive study of the sword once practiced in ancient Japan and is an amalgamation of several styles of Japanese swordsmanship. Training includes sword swinging drills and combative sword drawing and cutting forms practiced alone that simulate combat. Class will cover sword etiquette, safe handling skills and an understanding of classical martial arts. 5 classes. Th 8–9 pm 9/13–10/11 $62 Th 8–9 pm 10/18–11/15 $62

• Aikido Beginners Course 13 yrs+ Aikido is a non-violent, Japanese martial art. Its techniques teaches participants to blend with the power of an attack, neutralize it and bring the attacker under control without necessarily inflicting serious injury. The principles of Aikido help foster positive ways to deal with conflict and provide an alternative to our natural response of power versus power. Training promotes proper posture, good balance, centering and improved physical coordination. 5 classes. Ses. I Ses. II T 9/11–10/9 10/16–11/13 8–9 pm $62 $62

“Parks and recreation make lives and communities better now and in the future by providing …access to the serenity and inspiration of nature; outdoor space to play and exercise; facilities for self-directed and organized recreation; positive alternatives for youth which help lower crime and mischief; and activities that facilitate social connections, human development, therapy, the arts, and lifelong learning.”

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Tai Chi Chuan Geoff Lee and Jeff King RLCC Tai Chi is a high-level internal martial art that blends positive and negative, light and dark, active and quiet, yin and yang. Training is slow and relaxed, useful for health meditation and internal breathing. This style has 108 movements; suitable for students of all ages. Class is physical in nature. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. No class 11/22, 12/27.

• Beginning Movements/ Concepts Beginners taught the first 18 of the 108 movement forms. Th 7/19–10/4 10/11–1/17 7:15–8:30 pm $77 $77

• Intermediate/Advanced Movements/Concepts

Cyclone Martial Arts • Krav Maga 13 yrs+ Come learn Krav Maga, the Israeli National Self Defense Art. Krav Maga was designed with survival in mind. It is a form that takes its practitioner to a level beyond just competitive Martial Arts. Techniques are battle proven for efficiency, participants will feel strong and confident. TTh 7:30–8:30 pm $69/mo

• Boxing 14 yrs+ Learn traditional English boxing. Instruction in punching techniques and drills (sparing is optional) with a focus on the use of striking techniques on bags and pads. Children will learn discipline and respect and receive a great workout. M 6:30–7:30 pm $69/mo T 7:30–8:30 pm $69/mo W 7–8 pm $69/mo Th 7:30–8:30 pm $69/mo F 6:30–7:30 pm $69/mo Sat 10–11 am $69/mo

at the newly renovated

Robertson Park Sports Complex Reserve your place in Livermore sports history by supporting fine sports and athletic facilities in town. The Livermore Area Recreation and Park District Foundation invites you to participate in the commemorative brick campaign. When you buy a brick, you support community sports and athletics in Livermore. With your donation of $250 or more, LARPD Foundation will: Inscribe a brick with either your name, the name of someone you would like to honor, or your company name or brand. Brick size options: Install your brick in the donor appreciation $250 – 4”x8” brick centerpiece area of the $550 – 12”x12” brick renovated Robertson Park Sports Fields Complex.

LARPD Foundation order form

Complete and return the order form below with a check made payable to LARPD Foundation and mail to: LARPD Foundation, c/o Sandra Kaya 4444 East Avenue, Livermore, CA 94550

Arts

Cyclone Staff 4555 Las Positas Rd. Unit E

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Adult Martial

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. Ses. I Ses. II Th 7/19–10/4 10/11–1/17 6:30–7:45 pm $77 $77

COMMEMORATIVE

Name Address City

State ZIP

Phone No.

Email

Print the message as you want it to appear on the brick. 4 x 8 brick: 15 spaces on 3 lines (blue); 12 x 12 brick: 15 spaces on 6 lines (blue and white). (Graphics available at extra cost.)

Your inscription here.

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Adult

Special

Lynn Pesonen RLCC Lynn Pesonen has been teaching in the Bay Area since 1996 helping thousands to learn valuable computer skills by offering quality training. Laptops provided with two people per computer. Participants may bring their own laptop.

• Hands-on Beg. ComputerWindows, Excel, Word

Arts Art for Adults: Painting, Drawing, Print-Making & Ceramics

Adult Special Interest

Computer Classes

Thomasin Dewhurst RLCC Classes taught by practicing artist, art instructor and M.A.F.A. graduate, Thomasin Dewhurst. Develop skills in drawing, painting, print-making and clay sculpture and ceramics. Students will use various techniques within each medium, solve visual problems, and develop critical thinking abilities. Pencil, charcoal, pastel, watercolor, oil paint and air-dry clay will be some of the mediums used. 8 classes. T 11:15 am–1 pm 9/18–11/6 $153

Painting – Watercolor & Acrylic Linda Beach RLCC This class is for all levels of painting from beginners to more advanced. Students new to painting will learn about the exciting world of this medium. Demonstrations and practice with the basic techniques of watercolor or acrylics will teach beginners the fundamentals. Continuing and experienced painters will sharpen their skills and work in a supportive environment on individual projects. All are encouraged to bring their art to the next level. Ask for suggested supply list at registration and come ready to paint. 6 classes. No class 11/6. T 7–9 pm 10/2–11/13 $94

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

Tired of asking family and friends for help? This class provides an overview of 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. The instructor will hand out a take-home class manual at the first class session. 3 classes. T 6:30–8:30 pm 9/11–9/25 $133

• Hands-on Microsoft ExcelNext Step Using Excel to its potential? Become proficient and improve the way to 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. The instructor will hand out a take-home class manual. 1 class. T 6:30–8:30 pm 10/9 $63

• Hands-on Digital Photo and Scanner Have photos to scan or using your digital camera and asking “Now what”? Learn how to organize photos and edit pictures with PhotoShop Elements. The concepts learned will enhance and preserve great photos, plus make great gifts. The instructor will hand out a take-home class manual at the first class session. Computers and scanners are provided. One person per computer. T 6:30–8:30 pm 10/16–10/23 $143

• Hands-on Microsoft Windows Do you know where your files go when you save or download them? Take the mystery out by learning how to create and manage files and folders. Learn how to create and save files in the appropriate folder, move and delete files, and how to back files up externally. The instructor will hand out a takehome manual. 1 class. T 6:30–8:30 pm 11/6 $63

• Hands-on Microsoft Publisher Learn how to create newsletters, invitations, flyers, cards and more with Microsoft Publisher. Work with a pre-designed template to learn how to modify the design and content. With the skills learned create impressive and professional publications. The instructor will hand out a take-home manual. 1 class. T 6:30–8:30 pm 11/13 $63

• Hands-on Microsoft WordMail Merge Accomplish your 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 print onto letters, labels and envelopes so each is personalized. The instructor will hand out a take-home manual. 1 class. T 6:30–8:30 pm 11/27 $63

• Hands-on Microsoft PowerPoint Learn to design and enhance slide show presentations. Work with presentation designs, bulleted lists, inserting photos and clip-art, applying animation effects and how to run the presentation with ease. The instructor will hand out a take-home manual. 1 class. T 6:30–8:30 pm 12/4 $63

• Hands-on Microsoft Outlook Learn how to get organized using the Calendar to add, delete, track appointments and invite co-workers to meetings; setup Reminders, manage the To-Do List; plus set up and manage an address book in the Contacts section. The instructor will hand out a take-home manual. 1 class. T 6:30–8:30 pm 12/11 $63 For online classes see page 38.

Looking for more?

cooking, page 22…dancing, page 23…fitness, page 24…martial arts, page 28…sports page 33

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Music

Safety

Folk Guitar

Piano for Beginners

15 yrs+ Ray Baird

Galina’s Music Studio 2222 Second St. Always wanted to learn how to play the piano? This easy step by step course will guide 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. W 7–7:45 pm 9/5–10/10 $146 W 7–7:45 pm 10/17–11/21 $146

RLCC

• Beginners & Adv. Beg. This class is for those interested in learning to play the guitar for fun. It will cover basic guitar chords, simple strums, easy picking patterns and a little bit of music theory. Class pace will be adjusted to accommodate the skill variance of the students. 6 classes. No class 11/21. W 5:30–6:25 pm 9/19–10/24 $110 W 5:30–6:25 pm 10/31–12/12 $110

• Intermediate

Ukulele Galina’s Music Studio 2222 Second St. #2 Have you ever wanted to play an instrument and sing along? If so, the ukulele is the perfect instrument; it’s easy to learn and fun to play. The first lesson will teach basic rhythms and chords to play a simple song. Additional lessons will teach increasingly complex chords and fingering. So pick up that ukulele and join in the fun! 6 classes. No class 11/22. Th 7–7:45 pm 9/6–10/11 $142 Th 7–7:45 pm 10/18–11/29 $142

Vocal Lessons Galina’s Music Studio 2222 Second St. Whether you just want to learn to sing for your own enjoyment or perhaps pursue a professional career in music, this course will provide the start! Learn how the human voice works, warm-up exercises, professional hints/tips and lots of great tunes to sing. 6 classes. No class 11/22. Th 7–7:45 pm 9/6–10/11 $157 Th 7–7:45 pm 10/18–11/29 $157

American Safety Academy Staff RLCC Be prepared when a loved one or co-worker needs you! CPR and AED for the Lay Rescuer program teaches how to provide CPR for adult, children and infants, as well as how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED). Come learn emergency response in a low stress, hands on environment. Twoyear certification issued upon completion of class. 1 class. Ses. I Ses. II Sat 9:30 am–12:30 pm 9/29 11/17 $69

CPR, AED & First Aid American Safety Academy Staff RLCC Be prepared when a loved one or co-worker needs you! Learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of cardiac arrest, injuries and sudden illnesses. Students taught crucial information on how to deal with emergencies like cardiac arrest, bleeding, shock, burns, sprains, fractures, allergic reactions, seizures and more! Wear comfortable clothing and closed-toe footwear. Learn emergency response in a low stress, hands on environment. 2-year certification issued upon completion of class. Bring a snack to class. 1 class. Ses. I Ses. II Sat 9:30 am–2 pm 10/13 12/15 $82

Want to Learn Babysitting Safety and Pet First Aid? Check out page 17.

Adult Special Interest

This class is designed to introduce new guitar techniques to those who have mastered the basics. Learn different ways to make your guitar sing. Learn a variety of new songs, musical styles and some basic music theory. Sessions build on previous classes but do not require that background. 6 classes. No class 11/21 4:30–5:25 pm 9/19–10/24 $110 W W 4:30–5:25 pm 10/31–12/12 $110

CPR & AED for the Lay Rescuer

Tour Ravenswood – FREE!

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. 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. *Docent tours offered every month except December.

Join us for an Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Social August 12, Noon–4 pm.

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

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Adult Sports

LARPD 7-on-7 Adult Soccer League

TENNIS–Future Stars 2000s

Adult Sports

Pat Tibbetts, PTR certified Dorothy Svets Tennis Complex Tennis lessons offered through Future Stars 2000s are designed for beginner through intermediate students. Lessons are taught in a fun, positive atmosphere covering grips, fundamentals, scoring, movement drills and more! No class 9/1, 9/3, 11/19–11/24, 12/22– 1/2, 1/19, 1/21. Class Description: Beginner (B): New to Tennis or with limited experience. Youth and Adults. Advanced Beginner (AB): Knowledge of all basic strokes and able to do short rally. Youth and Adults. Equipment –Students provide their own tennis racquets. Tennis balls are provided. Wear non-marking tennis shoes. Bring water to class. In case of wet weather, call M–Th LARPD 373-5700; Sat call 294-8331. Private Lessons: Contact the Future Stars 2000s instructor through LARPD at 373-5700 or e-mail Pat at pattntennis@comcast.net. Sept Oct Nov Dec Jan Adult B/AB NITE T 7:30–9 pm 9/4–9/25 10/2–10/23 11/6–11/27 1/8–1/29 ($30) Adult B/AB Th 9–10:30 am 9/6–9/27 10/4–10/25 11/1–11/29 12/6–12/20 1/3–1/24 ($30) Adult B/AB Sat 8:30–9:30 am 9/8–9/29 10/6–10/27 11/3–11/17 12/1–12/15 1/5–1/26 ($21)

“Get better now!” Adult Group Golf Lessons Las Positas Staff 917 Clubhouse Drive The best group lessons in the Bay Area! These classes are limited in size and cover every aspect in the game of golf. 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 will be provided during class sessions. Contact Tony Guerrero at Las Positas Golf Course at 455-7820 for information. All Las Positas Group lesson participants receive a discount on sets of golf clubs. Th 4–5 pm 9/6–10/4 $99 Th 5–6 pm 9/6–10/4 $99 Sat 9–10 am 9/8–10/6 $99 Sat 2–3 pm 9/8–10/6 $99

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Fee

Disc Golf Clinic

$39

10 yrs+ LARPD Staff RLCC Have you ever wanted to learn a new sport or activity? Come out and learn one of the fastest growing new sports at the LARPD beginner Disc Golf clinic. This clinic is the perfect introduction for anyone who is interested in learning the exciting game of Disc Golf or looking to improve the existing skills. Participants will learn basic throwing techniques and nuances of the game.

$39 $21

For more information on table tennis, soccer, and disc golf clinics and leagues, contact Dan Meewis at 373-5731 or email at dmeewis@larpd.dst.ca.us.

Doubles Table Tennis League

• Youth, 10-15 yrs Sun

9–11 am

9/22

$7

Sun

9–11 am

9/22

$10

• Adult

Doubles Disc Golf League 10 yrs+ RLCC LARPD is now recruiting Adult/Youth, Coed, Men’s and Women’s teams to participate in our winter/spring doubles table tennis league! Youth: 17 yrs and under. Registration: Mon. 8/13–Fri. 9/28 Deadline is Fri. 10/5, 5 pm. $75 per team. Day and Time: Sun 6:30–9:30 pm League Information: The Fall league runs Sun. 10/21–12/9. Season is 8 weeks and each week teams will play a best of 3 matches. Adult/Youth and 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. The following leagues will be offered on Sunday nights. Adult/Youth – Beginner, Intermediate Coed – Beginner, Intermediate Men’s – Beginner, Intermediate/Advanced Women’s – Beginner, Intermediate/ Advanced.

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Ernie Rodrigues Softball Complex 1717 S. Livermore Ave. LARPD is now recruiting teams and individuals interested in playing 7-on-7 Adult Soccer for the Fall 2012 season. Registration: Mon. 8/6–Fri. 8/31 Deadline is Fri. 8/31 at 5 pm. Fees: $550 per team. Teams MUST submit their completed roster and league fees during the registration period to secure a spot in the 2012 fall league. League Information: The Fall league runs on Sundays from 9/16–11/18/2012 unless make–ups are needed. League is based on an 8 game schedule, plus a 1 game playoff for the top 2 teams in each division. The following leagues will be offered: Men’s, Women’s, Coed.

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10 yrs+ LARPD Staff Various LARPD Parks Disc golf provides recreation, challenge and competition for players of all ages and skill levels who enjoy the outdoors. Like traditional golf, disc golf shares the same structure and thrills, the only real difference is the equipment. The LARPD league will be played at a different park each week using the DISCatcher traveler portable baskets. Players will play 18 holes a week for 6 weeks, plus playoffs for top 4 players in each division. (Discs for rent $5/day. Play rain or shine.)

• Youth, 10-15 yrs Sat

3–6 pm

10/13–11/24 $79/team

Sat

3–6 pm

10/13–11/24 $99/team

Sat

3–6 pm

10/13–11/24 $99/team

Sat

3–6 pm

10/13–11/24 $99/team

• Women

• Recreational • Competitive

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For more information contact Dan Meewis at 373-5731 or email at dmeewis@ larpd.dst.ca.us.

Fall 18+ Adult Baseball League LARPD is now recruiting for teams and individuals interested in playing in the 18+ baseball league for the Fall 2012 season. Registration: Mon. 8/3–Fri. 8/31. Deadline is Fri. 8/31 at 5 pm. Fees: $999 per team or $109 individual. All individuals will be placed in a player pool and assigned to a team with 10-14 players. Teams MUST submit their completed roster and league fees during the registration period to secure a spot in the 2012 Fall league. League Information: The fall league runs Sundays 9/16–11/18, unless makeups are needed. Leagues are based on an 8 game schedule, plus a 1 game playoff for top 2 teams.

LARPD is now recruiting for teams and individuals interested in playing Men, Coed and Business league evening softball for Winter 2012-13. Registration: Mon. 10/22–Fri. 11/30. Deadline is Fri. 11/30 at 5 pm. Fees: $375-Men’s, Coed. Teams MUST submit their completed roster and league fees during registration period to secure a spot in the 2012/2013 winter league. League Information: Winter League. Wed. 12/12–2/8/13, unless make-ups are needed. Leagues are based on a 6 game schedule, plus 1 playoff game for the top 2 teams in each division. No games on 12/26, 12/28, 1/2, 1/4. The following leagues are offered in the evening on Wednesdays-Men’s D1, D2; Fridays-Coed D1, D2.

NEW

Ernie Rodrigues Softball Complex 1717 So. Livermore Ave. The LARPD batting cage can be used for hitting, pitching and catching and is great for teams and individuals looking to improve baseball fundamentals. Rent the whole facility for a team party or company event. Without Pitching Machine - $20 hr. With Pitching Machine - $50 for 1st Hour $20 each additional hour For more information or to be put on the mailing list, call Zack Silva at 373-5734 or email: zsilva@larpd.dst.ca.us.

Fall Basketball League

Winter/Spring Adult “Drop-In” Sports RLCC Gym

• Drop-In Basketball Adult (18 yrs+) MTWThF 11:30 am–1:30 pm All participants must buy Drop-in Pass. 5 visits $15, 10 visits $25, 20 visits $40. Only non-scuff athletic shoes are permitted in the gym. NO GUM or TOBACCO.

RLCC Gym Rental For gym rentals, contact Michael Sa at (925) 373-5733, make appointment to stop in or email at msa@larpd.dst.ca.us. Download a gym rental application at www.larpd.dst. ca.us.

RLCC Gym Level: Multi-Divisional Sunday Night Play Reg. Info: Packets available 7/9 at the RLCC Gym Office. Reg. Dates: Until 8/17 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. Team Registration Fee: $495 League Games: Start Sun. 9/9 League Info: www.eteamz.com/larpd adultsports

Adult Sports

Winter Softball Leagues

LARPD Batting Cage

Winter Basketball League RLCC Gym Level: Sunday Night Play. Approximately 12 weeks of play including playoffs. Game times are 6:30, 7:30, 8:30 pm. (Note: # of weeks may change due to league enrollment). Reg. Info: Packets available 11/26 at the RLCC Gym Office. Reg. Dates: Until 12/17 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. Team Registration Fee: $495 League Games: Start Sun. 1/16 League Info: www.eteamz.com/larpd adultsports

Live more. Play.

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Outdoor Recreation Enjoy Sycamore Grove Park For questions or information about Sycamore Grove Park or LARPD Rangers, call 960–2400.

Passes for 2013 will be available in December 2012

Outdoor Recreation

For avid park users, these parking passes represent a significant savings over the daily parking fee. Fees are prorated for the remainder of the calendar year and there is a discount offered to senior citizens. Call 960–2400 for more information.

Scary Stories at the Haunted Hobbit Tree Join the Rangers for a haunted journey… if you dare! Gather together in a group (it’s safer that way) and take a half–mile walk through Sycamore Grove Park to the scariest tree in town. Be treated to scary stories and witches’ brew. Bring a scary story to share. Costumes are welcome but bundle up to protect against the cold (and werewolf bites). Leave flashlights at home-they attract zombies. Recommended for ages 4 and up. Sat 7 pm–9pm 10/27 $8

Junior Rangers 9–12 yrs Hiking, camping, playing games, exploring nature, learning outdoor skills, plus lots of fun awaits 9–12 year old kids who join the program. Jr. Rangers meets for 10 Saturdays from January through June, and have 2 overnight campouts, including the infamous Neanderthal Camping. Most meetings are at the Sycamore Grove Park Reserved Picnic Area. Jr. Rangers meet approximately twice per month. Most meetings from 9 am to 1 pm. Overnights and special theme meetings have extended hours. Sat Jan–June $225

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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 (an approximately 4–mile hike) includes an exploration of unique sandstone rock formations and a moderately strenuous trek to the top of Brushy Peak. This area is closed to the public, 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 960–2400. Participants under 18 must be accompanied by a parent. As this is a group tour, there will be no refunds. Sat 9 am–2pm 9/22 $30 $30 Sun 9 am–2pm 11/4

Brushy Peak Tour Want to explore Brushy Peak Regional Preserve without the strenuous hike to the top of the peak? On this approximately two– mile hike, participants explore the natural and cultural features of this magical parkland. (See Brushy Peak Adventure description). Participants under 18 must be accompanied by a parent. As this is a group tour, there will be no refunds. 10/21 $25 Sun 9 am–1 pm

Brushy Peak Group Adventure Have a group that wants to explore Brushy Peak Regional Preserve? Ranger-led trips can accommodate up to 10 people on a group tour of Brushy Peak (see Brushy Peak Adventure description). Call (925) 960– 2400 for information and availability. As this a group tour, there will be no refunds. $350.

Holdener Park

Weekend Nature Walks Join the Sycamore Grove Ranger staff for family nature programs and walks offered each weekend. There is a parking fee of $5 and donation of $2 is requested to help support the program. For more information or to be added to the email mailing list for the park’s nature program newsletter Valley Wilds, call the park at (925) 960-2400. Brushy peak lizard

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Red-tailed hawk

Deer at Sycamore Grove

activity guide

Turkeys at Sycamore Grove

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Cardio Climb for Women 2455 Railroad Ave. 960-2455

Fall Drop–In Hours • Monday–Thursday 5–9 pm • Friday 4–9 pm • Saturday 3–10 pm • Sunday Noon–4 pm

MONTHLY MEMBERSHIPS: Adult...... $49 Student.. $35 Child...... $35

Add adult................. + $28 Add Student/Child... + $15 Add Gear................. +$15

DAILY RATES (non-members) Day Pass $12 Bouldering $10 Auto Belay Hour Day Pass $5 Parent/child 1 hour (parent belays child under 14, rental gear included) $15 Parent/child introduction (parent/child first visit, belay lesson included) $25 Sample Climb (includes two climbs belayed by staff and rental gear) $7 Add one climb to sample climb $3 10 Visit Card $100 10 Visit Card w/gear $130 Belay Lesson Basic (required for 1st time climbers) $10 Belay Lessons offered M–F: 4:30&5:30pm; Sat: 2pm.4pm,5pm; Sun: 1pm, 2pm, 3pm Call for more information and reservations.

EQUIPMENT RENTAL Shoes $4 Chalk bag $1

Harness $2 Helmet Free

Valley Rock is a great place to host birthday parties or group outings. Packages can include games, team building, and as much climbing as your group can handle. Great for all ages and events from birthdays and just for fun to building teamwork and confidence. Based on 2 hours and 6 climbers: Private Party/Group.$150 (closed to public) Basic Party/Group......$125 (open to public) Extra Climber......................$15 per climber, max. 12 climbers Extra Staff Belayer................................ $30 Birthday Goodie Bag.......................$5 each Nestle Tollhouse Cookie Cake.............. $15

Rock Crawlers 3-5 yrs Get your little “rock crawlers” off of the furniture and climbing the VR walls! Indoor rock climbing helps develop balance, body movement, hand-eye coordination, flexibility, and self-confidence. Parents and children have fun playing together in a safe environment. Instructors teach parents specific techniques to encourage climbing up the wall. Class goal is to have children be able to put on their own harness and confidently climb to the top of the wall. Belay lessons and gear included. 4 classes. No class 11/22, 11/24. M 11 am–Noon $45 9/10–10/1 10/8–10/29 11/26–12/17 Th 10:30–11:30am $45 9/6–9/27 10/4–10/25 11/1–11/29 Sat 9–9:45am $45 9/8–10/6 10/13–11/10 11/17–12/22

Kids Rock 6-12 yrs Are your kids tired of the same old team sport? Try rock climbing! In this introductory class, kids will learn basic techniques, climbing lingo, safety, and how to properly use the gear all while getting a great workout. Goals of class include: understand safety rules, mastery of 2 knots (One half of a double fisherman, Figure 8 follow through), knowledge of equipment and lingo, ability to put on harness and climb to the top of the wall with confidence. 4 classes. No class 11/20, 11/22. T 4–5 pm $59 9/4–9/25 10/2–10/23 10/30–11/27 T 5:30–6:30 pm $59 9/4–9/25 10/2–10/23 10/30–11/27 Th 4–5 pm $59 9/6–9/27 10/4–10/25 11/1–11/29 Th 5:30–6:30 pm $59 9/6–9/27 10/4–10/25 11/1–11/29

Boy Scout Merit Badge Earn your climbing merit badge from one of Valley Rock Climbing Gym’s approved Merit Badge Counselors. Instruction covers all the material required to earn a badge in a fun and energetic atmosphere. Call to schedule a session with one of our counselors. Appointments depend on Valley Rock schedule. Minimum Scouts: 2; Maximum Scouts: 14 $29 per scout 2–6 scouts, 2 hours; 7–14 scouts, 4 hours (scheduled during non-operating hours) $10 for every extra hour needed.

Private Lessons Interested in rock climbing? Looking for a unique first date idea? Come in for a 90minute Private Lesson! Friendly and experienced climbing staff will explain how everything works and help climbers become comfortable with Rock Climbing! Whether solo, a couple or a group, call or come in to make a reservation! Single $40, added climbers-$20 each.

Valley Rock Gym

Check out these Special Drop-in Programs: • Women’s Night: Climbing with the girls is a fun way to get a full body exercise while chatting with friends. Wednesdays from 6–9 pm. $10 including rental gear. • Ten Dollar Fridays: This is a great night to come and climb, whether looking for something to do on a Friday night, or on a date. Fridays from 6–9 pm. $10 including gear. Belay lesson not included. • Student Night: High School and College students bring student ID on a Saturday night, between 7–10 pm and climb for $8 including rental gear. $4 with your own gear. • Family Climb: Bring the family and enjoy a friendly environment to spend time together. Sunday, Noon–3; Adults $10; Children $5 Includes gear. Belay lesson not included.

PARTIES AND GROUP RATES

Looking for a new and challenging workout? This is a perfect class for adults wanting a low impact and high cardio exercise. No previous climbing skills required. Climbing rocks is like climbing a ladder and is a great way to stay in shape. Chat with friends, build confidence and enjoy our female friendly environment. Develop your own individualized workout. Belay lesson and gear included. 4 classes. No class 11/22. M 7–8:30 pm $60 9/10–10/1 10/8–10/29 11/26–12/17 Th 7–8:30 pm $60 9/6–9/27 10/4–10/25 11/1–11/29

Homeschool Family Climb This is a great way to get home schooled children into a Physical Education program. Rock climbing is fun, safe, and builds selfesteem and confidence. Instructors will give belay lessons and tips on technique, games, teamwork, body movement, and belaying (age 14 and up to belay). Drop-In. F 2–4 pm $20 for 2 people $5 for additional climber

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Aquatics

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

Recreational Public Swim (Both Pools) Sat/Sun 8/25–9/30 Noon–6 pm M 9/3 Noon–6 pm Daily Admission 20 Visit Pass Under 48” $3 $50 Over 48” $5 $90 Spectator $4 $70 *Children under 2 years of age FREE with adult admission

Aquatics

Lap Swim 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. FALL LAP SWIM 8/20–12/21 AM

MWF

Times 6–8:30 am

Splashball 6-10 yrs Splashball is a “T-ball” version of water polo designed to introduce the sport of water polo to boys and girls ages 6-10 years. This fun, dynamic class will give basic skills and understanding of the sport of water polo in a recreational format while providing social development through participation in a team sport. F 3:45–5:15 pm 9/7–11/2 $85

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

Aug. 20–Dec. 21, 2012 MWF

9–9:55 am

MW

5:30–6:25

Sat

• 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. Flotation equipment and hand buoys used in this class will be provided. Limited to 20.

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

8:15–9:10 am SHALLOW WATER EXERCISE

TTh

9–9:55 am

No Class 9/3, 11/12, 11/22–23 Drop-in fee: $7/class. Punch Cards: $60 for 10 classes; $115 for 20 classes; $170 for 30 classes.

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

Mid-day

MTWThF

9 am–1:25 pm

PM

MWF

5–7 pm

Sat

Sat

8–11 am

Fees Adult Youth/ Seniors

Single Admission Swim Passes

Ages

Days Time

Sept.

Fee

Oct.

Fee Nov.

$50 10/1–10/31

$65 11/2–11/30

$50

Over 10

$60 10/1–10/31

$75 11/2–11/30

$60

MWF 4:30–6 pm

9/5–9/28

15 for $40; 50 for $122

Fall Special: Sept–Nov: Under 10 $130; Over 10 $160

$3

15 for $34; 50 for $100

Drop-in Fee $6

$2.50

No class 11/12, 11/23–24

LARPD Conserves

Schedule Subject to Change

By using pool covers during offhours, the pool water is spared over-exposure to the sun’s extreme heat. As a result, power needs for the pool are reduced by up to 50%. This is just another conscientious measure by LARPD to conserve power and lessen our footprint on the environment.

Toddler Time 6 mos–5 yrs A special “toddlers only” swim time for you and your child to enjoy the zero entry pool with other little ones, minus the bustle of older children. Swim diapers are required for children who are not yet potty trained. An adult can accompany up to two children, 6 months to 5 years, at a time. Adults must be in the water, within arms’ reach of their child. This is a non-structured swim program. No Toddler Time on 9/3. drop-in MWF 10–11:30 am 8/21–9/28 $2

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Fee

Under 10 MWF 3:30–4:30 pm 9/5–9/28

No Lap Swim 9/3, 11/12, 11/22–23

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Private Lessons

Swim Lessons Sat. Schedule $40 for four 40-minute classes. For lesson descriptions visit www.larpd.dst.ca.us Session H 8/25–9/15 TIMES AND LEVELS 11:00 am

5 yrs & up $95 for four, 25-minute lessons Private lessons are offered at the RLCC Pool. This program offers your child a chance to work one-onone with an instructor for four consecutive days. Private lessons can be the appropriate setting to assist your child in water confidence or skill refinement.

Private Swim Lessons Times

8/20–8/29 (MW)

9/10–9/19 (MW)

4:15–4:45 pm

X

X

4:50–5:20 pm

X

X

5:25–5:55 pm

X

X

6:00–6:30 pm

X

X

9:30 am

10:15 am

Parent/ Child

X

Homeschool Swim

Preschool

X

X

X

Level 1

X

X

X

Level 2

X

X

Level 3

X

6-18 yrs Join your friends in this fast-paced Physical Education experience where participants will have the opportunity to improve swimming skills and play water games. Number of classes varies each session. W 1:30–2:30 pm 9/5–10/31 $56

Level 4

X

Level 5

X

M/W Schedule $43 for seven 25-minute classes. For lesson descriptions visit www.larpd.dst.ca.us. Session K 8/20–9/12 No class 9/3 5:30 pm

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. Become a member at www.usawaterpolo.org. No practice 11/12, 12/24–1/4, 1/21.

4:30 pm

5:00 pm

Parent/Child

X

Preschool

X

X

Level 1

X

X

X

15 & Up Boys Water Polo Team

Level 2

X

X

X

TTh 6–8 pm

Level 3

X

Level 4

X

Level 5

X

14 & Under Water Polo Team MWF 4–5:30 pm MWF 4–5:30 pm

9/5–11/16 11/26–2/8

11/27–2/7

$275 $275

$250

Aquatics

TIMES AND LEVELS

USWP-LARPD Water Polo Team

15 & Up Girls Water Polo Team TTh 4–6 pm

11/27–2/7

$250

Aquatics Staff – Summer 2012

Photo credit Gina Halferty Photography.

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Online Learning… Just a Click Away Hundreds of Topics Affordable Learning that fits Your Schedule

Online Learning

ed2go instructor-facilitated online courses are informative, fun, convenient and highly interactive. Instructors are famous for their ability to create warm and supportive communities of learners. All courses run for six weeks. Fall beginning dates are: 8/15, 9/19, 10/17, 11/14, 12/12. All classes are $95. Below are only some of the courses offered. For a complete class listing, to enroll and see full descriptions of courses and view the syllabus, visit www.ed2go.com/larpd. Open to high school students-Adults. Business Effective Selling Learn the secret to converting a potential customer into a longterm asset. Find out how to lay the groundwork for repeat business and your future success. Marketing your Business on Internet E-commerce expert helps you develop an Internet marketing plan for your business Microsoft PowerPoint Learn how to use Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 to create impressive, professional-looking slide presentations. Start your Own Small Business Stop dreaming and learn how to start your own successful small business Career Ideas Become a Veterinary Asst. Practicing veterinarian prepares you to work in a veterinary office or hospital.

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Intro. to Criminal Law An in-depth look at criminal law and the real world of prosecutors, defense attorneys, and the paralegals who work closely with them. Pharmacy Technician Master the skills for an entry-level position as a pharmacy tech or clerk, and discover the steps to become a Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT). Real Estate Investing Build and protect your wealth by investing in real estate. Computers Dreamweaver Learn to use Adobe Dreamweaver CS5 to design, create, and maintain user-friendly Web sites full of professional-quality Web pages. Intro. CSS & XHTML Learn to create state-of-the-art Web sites using modern CSS and XHTML techniques.

Fundamentals of Supervision and Management Learn the people skills required to motivate and delegate, and learn tools for solving problems and resolving conflicts.

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

Fundamentals of Technical Writing Learn the skills needed to succeed in the well-paying field of technical writing.

Photoshop Elements Master the most advanced features of Photoshop Elements for Windows and take your photo editing skills to the next level!

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Family & Friends Assisting Aging Parent Be prepared to handle the challenges of aging while learning to cherish the transition. Losing Weight & Keep it Off Discover how to establish a healthy approach to successful weight loss and weight maintenance for a lifetime. Ready, Set, Read! A learning specialist shows you how to raise a successful reader and writer. Wine Appreciation for Beg. Master and enjoy the secrets of fine wine. Languages Beginning Conversational French Discover how easy it can be to learn common words and phrases for both leisure and business. Easy English In this easy and fun course, you’ll learn the basic English skills you need for real-life activities including shopping, jobhunting, and handling medical emergencies. Speed Spanish Learn six easy recipes to glue Spanish words together into sentences, and you’ll be engaging in conversational Spanish in no time.

Networking/Troubleshooting Introduction to PC Security What you don’t know can really hurt you. Learn what you can do to protect yourself. Wireless Networking Industry expert shows you how to plan, deploy, and connect to wireless networks. Personal Finance Accounting Fundamentals Gain a marketable new skill by learning the basics of doubleentry bookkeeping, financial reporting, and more. Building Wealth Certified financial planner shows you how most wealthy people build their fortunes. Debt Elimination Learn specific, powerful, and proven strategies to get completely out of debt and live a stress-free lifestyle. Stocks, Bonds and Investing: Oh, My! Make wise investment decisions so you have enough to live comfortably through your retirement. Web Design Creating Web Pages Learn the basics of HTML so you can design, create, and post your very own site on the Web. Creating Web Pages II Learn to develop polished and interactive pages complete with tables, forms, frames, audio, and CSS.

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Senior

Services Livermore Area Recreation and Park District’s Senior Services offers many life-enriching recreational programs and events for Livermore adults ages 55 and better. The Center provides support, consultations, and assistance to seniors as well as offers a wide range of fitness classes and special interest programs including art and crafts, exercise and fitness, dancing and music, free movies and lending library, local and extended trips and more. For information, call Senior Services at (925) 373-5760 or visit www.larpd.dst.ca.us and look for the online activity guide.

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

• Financial Emergency Assistance for Seniors The Wiesner Memorial Fund is a special fund for seniors 60 and older who need financial assistance in the event of an emergency. The fund is administered by a nonprofit board of directors. To request assistance, please call the Senior Services office at (925) 373-5760. Staff will immediately notify a Wiesner Board member, who will contact those in need.

Need help understanding Medicare or other health insurances? HICAP services and appointments are available by calling (510) 839-0393. Office Hours: M–Th, 9 am-Noon, 12:30-4 pm Holiday Closure: Sep. 3, Nov. 12, Nov 22 & 23, Dec. 24 & 25, Dec. 31, Jan. 1, 2013 Phone: (925) 373-5760 Fax: (925) 960-2457 Senior Hotline: (925) 373-5702 ext. 5 Website: www.larpd.dst.ca.us Services, Programs, and Classes are subject to change. Age requirements vary for services such as Spectrum meals, Wheels passes, BART tickets, etc. • BART Tickets–Only for Seniors • Billiards • Bingo • Card Groups • Consults • Dial-A-Ride tickets–Only for Seniors • Golden Circle Senior Craft Group • Health Insurance Counseling (HICAP) • Health Screening / Blood Pressure / Footcare • Information and Referral • Legal Assistance for Seniors (LAS) • Newsletter • Notary Service • Senior Support of the Tri-Valley Case Management • Tax Preparation Assistance • Travel Training Wheels • Wiesner Memorial Fund

• Legal Assistance for Seniors (LAS)

Legal Assistance for Seniors provides a lawyer for consultations. Consultations are done once a month and may be done by telephone. Seniors 60 and over as well as persons assisting a person 60 or over may use this service. No Wills. Call the Senior Services office (925) 373-5760 for more details.

Sponsored by Visiting Angels RLCC Vintage Lounge First Monday and Third Thursday each month at 1 pm. Enjoy movies ranging from classics to recent releases. Call Senior Services, (925) 373-5760 for more information. Free popcorn. No Fee. M 8/6 Sherlock Holmes (PG-13) Th 8/16 Sherlock Holmes, A Game of Shadows (PG-13) M 9/3 No Movie – Labor Day Th 9/20 Alabama Moon (PG) Viewers are advised to consider the film ratings, which may be based on language, violence or sexual content.

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. Featuring mysteries, suspense, western, romance, science fiction and more, unlimited books may be borrowed. Books may also be read in the lounge. Dedicated volunteers keep the books organized and labeled by category. To donate paperback books, call the Senior Services office, (925) 373-5760.

Notary Service A notary is available from 10–11:30 am on the first Monday of the month to notarize documents for persons 60+ yrs by appointment. Call (925) 373-5760 to schedule your appointment.

Senior Services

• Health Insurance Counseling (HICAP)

More Movie Madness

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 Locator (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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Senior Programs Community Interest Topics

55+ Programs

Community Conversations and You RLCC Vintage Lounge Community guest speakers on a variety of topics or programs share their expertise and welcome questions. Enjoy the company of friends and meet new ones each month. Meets first Thursday of each month from 10–11:30 am. No fee. Th 8/2 Sun Safety Year Round Th 9/6 No Lounge Day 10/4 Guide Dogs for the Blind Th Th 11/1 Healthy Cooking: Marlene Champlin of Perry and Sons

Special Luncheons RLCC-Cresta Blanca Tickets required for special luncheons. Tickets are available in the Senior Services office during regular office hours and need to be purchased no later than one week before each special event. Pre-paid table reservations accepted. Entertainment is included. The cost of lunch is $8. For information, see the Prime Time newsletter or call the Senior Services office at (925) 373-5760. Luncheons are catered. W 9/19 Luau Luncheon 10/31 Halloween Luncheon W W 11/14 Fall Feast

Dining with Spectrum Larkspur Room 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. The suggested donation for lunch is $3.25 for adults 60+. Lunch reservations are required with a minimum of 24 hours advance notice. For reservations, Meals on Wheels information or general meal program information, call (925) 373-5764 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).

Holiday Events Holiday Boutique Golden Circle Senior Craft Group RLCC–Arroyo Room The Golden Circle Senior Craft Group will hold its annual Holiday boutique at the Robert Livermore Community Center. Shop for handmade and unique gift items at unbeatable prices! 95% of the proceeds go to local charities. T–W 9 am–3 pm 11/6–11/7

Holiday Shopping Fundraiser…. for LARPD Senior Program Partylite, Cookie Lee & Much, Much More… gift wrapping from Visiting Angels RLCC Sycamore Room Great holiday specials for family and friends during the holidays and beyond! The representatives from Partylite and Cookie Lee will help with making the right selection for that special person. A Free gift wrapping service will also be provided by the Visiting Angels. Proceeds from the sales will benefit the senior activity program. Credit cards accepted. 12/6 10 am –3:00 p.m. Th

Health & Safety Bone Health Ida Hirst RLCC Learn treatment and prevention of osteopenia and osteoporosis for men and women from the perspective of a Physical Therapist. Bone is a living and ever-changing structure. Learn which exercises are best, how to maintain and improve posture and balance and get updates on nutrition to improve bone health. 1 class. Th Noon–1 pm 9/13 Free

Walking with Purpose Kickoff Event

Join us for a one day informative kickoff event to learn more about the independent walking program designed for active seniors 50+ who are interested in promoting and maintaining good health. Walking in groups is fun and motivating! Registration required. Th 1:30 pm 9/6 Free

Finding Wellness at 60+

Walking with Purpose Ongoing through January, 2013 – Open Enrollment Walking Group Times (Your Choice) 8:30 am or 10:30 am This Senior Services Program is designed to be flexible. All levels of walkers welcome. Walk at a pace that is comfortable for you! 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 9/10/12–1/10/2013 $15

Free Hearing Screening and CTAP Equipment Distribution California Public Utilities Commission RLCC Sycamore Room Free amplified phones, captioned phones, speech assistance units, picture dial and portable phones are choices offered by the California Public Telephone Access Program. This program offers a range of free, specialized phones that make it easier to hear, dial and call. Phones are specially designed for individuals experiencing restricted mobility, challenges with speech or who are visually or hearing impaired. Audiologist Ken Billheimer will conduct one-onone hearing screenings to help match each individual with the most appropriate phone. The equipment is free to all eligible seniors. Call the Senior Services office at (925) 3735760 to reserve space in advance. T 9/18 10 am–2 pm Free

AARP Driver Safety Program American Assoc. of Retired Persons RLCC–Sycamore This class is 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; non-members pay $14. Pre-Registration with payment is required. Only checks made payable to AARP are accepted. Call the Senior Services office at (925) 373-5760 for more details. Th 1–5pm 10/11, 10/18 $12/$14 8am–5pm 12/1 $12/$14 Sat Palo Verde-RLCC

Senior Support of the Tri-Valley; grant from Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services

Interactive series of classes of fitness, nutrition, 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. M 9:30-11:00 am 9/24-10/22 Free

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Walk Away Pain Ida Hirst RLCC Walking is one of the most repetitive activities we perform throughout our lifetime. Walking with poor technique can cause wear and tear and pain over time. Learning to walk correctly builds muscles and relieves pain. This is an interactive class so come prepared to practice together. 1 class. Th Noon–1 pm 10/18 Free

Nutrition Anti-inflammatory Food and Lifestyle!

Sugar, Sugar Everywhere! Sheri Berger, RD RLCC–Larkspur South Sugar in this and sugar in that! Sugar is added to everything these days! Get the latest low down on sugar, how it affects health and what the American Heart Association recommends for a moderate sugar intake. Tips for reducing sugar intake and healthy holiday recipes will be provided. Sponsored by the Senior Support of the Tri-Valley through grants. T 10:30–11:30 am 11/27 Free

Jennifer Thaete RLCC Jennifer Thaete, a local estate planning and probate law attorney, will review the primary options in creating an estate plan including: Trusts, Wills, Powers of Attorney and Health Care Powers of Attorney. The course will review what a will is and how a will works versus what a Trust is and how a Trust works. A general review of Probate and Estate Taxes will be reviewed. Presentation given in plain English. All questions welcomed. W 7–8:30 pm 9/19 $13 T 7–8:30 pm 9/25 $13

Medi-Cal 101

RLCC Palo Verde Register for yourself and one other person on a first-come basis. Doors open at 8:15 am. Flyers with trip details and dates available one month before sign-ups. Trips not available through online or phone-in registration. After Trip Registration dates, signups accepted in the Senior Services office or by phone. (925) 373-5760.

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Sat 8:15–10:45 am

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Sat 8:15–10:45 am

8/25/12 1/12/13

Jennifer Thaete RLCC Jennifer Thaete, a local estate planning and probate law attorney, will present an overview of the Medi-Cal system for long-term care (nursing home coverage). The course explains how Medi-Cal works for long term care: what it does and does not cover, the pros and cons of using Medi-Cal to cover a nursing home stay, and how to plan in advance. Th 10–11:30 am 10/11 $13

Watch for Additional Programs Please check the newsletter Prime Time or the LARPD website www.larpd.dst.ca.us for additional programs that may be added after this publication is distributed. Program suggestions are always welcomed. Please call the Senior Services office at (925) 373-5760 for more information.

Diabetes And You! Marisa Castaldini, RD RLCC–TBA Have you just been told your blood sugar levels are at borderline for diabetes? Have you been offered the option of regulating your diet or taking medication or are you already taking medication for diabetes, but know you could do more to help maintain or reduce your blood sugar levels? Alameda County Public Health Department offers a free class series to adults with type 2 or prediabetes. Participants must sign up for the entire series. Each class is 2 hours long. 6 weeks. W 9:30–11:30 am 9/19–10/24 Free

Trip Registration

Costa Rica trip, in March 2011.

Venture Trips Fall 2012 Explore the Bay Area and beyond on day and overnight trips via LARPD vans. Day trips must be paid for at the time of sign-ups. Overnight trips require a $25 non-refundable deposit at sign-up. $11 processing fee charged for day trip cancellations. Persons under age 50 welcomed if space is available. Sign up in the Senior Services office. Call (925) 373-5760 for information. T 10/2 Benicia T 10/9 Jackson Casino W 10/17 Elkhorn Slough Safari T 10/30 Roaring Camp Railroad Sat 11/3 Alcatraz W 11/7 “Cinderella” at Sierra Rep T 11/13 Olives, Chocolate and Almonds Sat 11/17 Diablo Ballet – “A Swingin’ Holiday” T 11/27 Poinsettia Farm and Cheese Factory Sun 12/9 Singing Christmas Tree W 12/12 “Every Christmas Story Ever Told” at Sierra Rep Sun 12/16 An Irish Christmas at the Gallo Sun 12/23 Grand Island Brunch T 1/8 Gilroy Outlets W 1/16 Bass Pro Shopping, Lunch & Movie W 1/23 “Wicked” in San Francisco Extended & Overnight Trips Th–Th 10/4–10/11 Switzerland (sold out) Sun–T 10/21–10/23 Fall Foliage Sat–Th 12/1–12/6 Southern Charm Holiday Sun–T 1/27–1/29 San Simeon Getaway T-Th 2/19–2/21 Snow Train W–Th 4/10–4/25 Hawaiian Cruise TBD May 2013 British Isles Trip dates are subject to change.

Register online

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55+ Programs

Sheri Berger, RD RLCC–Larkspur South Learn how to ward off disease and improve overall health with an anti-inflammatory lifestyle! Join the discussion about which foods and lifestyle choices will reduce the risks of chronic conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, obesity, and cancer. Sponsored by the Senior Support of the Tri-Valley through grants. T 10:30–11:30 am 9/11 Free

Bon Voyage!

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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 are subject to change. Some activities require RSVPs in advance. See Prime Time newsletter for details or call the Senior Services office at (925) 373-5760. Pinochle Mon, Wed 1–4 pm Billiards varies by day Bridge Thurs 1–4 pm

Mahjongg (American Version)

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Larkspur South Looking for a partner to play this ancient tile game? Mahjongg is great for improving your memory and thinking skills. Play on a regular basis. Th 1–4 pm $2 Drop-in fee

Bingo For Fun Larkspur Room This game is low key for those who want a casual afternoon of bingo. There is a drop-in fee of $2 plus 5 cents a card with a limit of 6 cards per game. New players welcome. W & F 1:15–3:30 pm $2 Drop–in fee

Golden Circle Craft Group Larkspur South Enjoy working in a social setting with other Golden Circle members on sewing, knitting, crocheting and other textile projects – all to benefit various charities in Livermore! This group meets weekly 11 months out of the year working on handmade projects that are sold for very reasonable prices at the annual November Holiday Boutique! New members are always welcome. M 12:30–2:30 pm Weekly No Fee

Newcomers Vintage Lounge New to Livermore? Newly retired? Never been to the Robert Livermore Community Center? Come meet the staff and learn about senior programs and services. Tour the state of the art facility with a trained volunteer. Stay for Munch and Mingle. Call the Senior Services office, (925) 373-5760, at least 24 hours in advance to reserve space for the tour. W 9:30–10 am 9/19 No Fee Th 9:30–10 am 11/15 No Fee

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Classes Fitness Classes: GET FIT, STAY FIT Sign up in advance to avoid cancellations.

Be Aware, Get Healthy Senior Self Defense 50 yrs+ Amador Judo 847 Rincon This is a low impact exercise and martial arts fitness program especially designed for Seniors. It is an unique martial arts program that is interesting and fun, 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. Work at your 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 your progress every step of the way and understand your training needs. 8 classes. M 9:30–10:30 am 9/10–10/29 $92

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 participants who do not want to get up and down from the floor. Please let the instructor know of any conditions, injuries or limitations. 9 classes. No class: 11/12, 11/19 M 8:30–9:45 am 9/24–12/3 $46

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 are taught in an easy-going, non-competitive atmosphere. Suitable for all participants able to get to and from the floor. Please inform the instructor of any injuries, medical conditions or limitations. 10 classes. No class 11/20. T 1–2:30 pm 9/25–12/4 $60

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The Feldenkrais Method of Awareness through Movement 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 are done on the floor. Anyone needing assistance to get to and from the floor should inform instructor. Accommodations can be made. 10 classes. No class 11/20. T 5–6 pm 9/25–12/4 $123

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 fitness program that feels friendly and helps burn calories. No prior Zumba or dance experience is necessary. Bring water, wear comfortable exercise shoes/attire and be ready to enjoy a fitness workout while having fun. 9/6 classes. W 9–9:50 am 9/5–10/31 $39 W 9–9:50 am 11/21–12/26 $27

Zumba Gold Basic

–Drop-in

Alice Johnson RLCC–The Studio Attend a Zumba Gold class (see description above) on a per class basis. Contact the instructor prior to class with any questions. W 9-9:50 am $8

Zumba Gold Basic Yuko Diehl RLCC–The Studio Zumba Gold Basics is a 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–8/7, Th–8/8. classes. No class 9/3, 11/12, 11/22. M 9:30–10:20 am 8/27–10/22 $35 M 9:30–10:20 am 10/29–12/17 $31 Th 9:30–10:20 am 8/30–10/18 $35 Th 9:30–10:20 am 10/25–12/20 $35 Drop-in Fee, $8/class

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Zumba Gold Basic

–Drop-in

Tai Chi for Seniors Level 2 Honor Your Transitions: Barbara Reynolds RLCC–Larkspur South Endless Possibilities

Yuko Diehl RLCC–The Studio Attend a Zumba class above on a per class basis. M/Th 9:30-10:20 am $8

This class is for those participants who have already taken Tai Chi Level 1 and are familiar with this modified Sun Style. 7 classes. W 11:15 am–12:05 pm 9/19–10/31 $73 W 11:15 am–12:05 pm 11/7–12/19 $73

Zumba Gold Level 2

Tai Chi for Seniors Level 3

Yuko Diehl RLCC–The Studio Zumba Gold Level 2 is a dance-fitness class for active 55+. This class is higher impact than the Zumba Gold Basic. Enjoy an aerobic exercise that provides a safe and effective total body workout. Great for the mind, body and soul. Program creates a fun light atmosphere. It is 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. 8/7 classes. No class 9/3, 11/12. M 10:30–11:30 am 8/27–10/22 $43 M 10:30–11:30 am 10/29–12/17 $38

–Drop-in

Yuko Diehl RLCC Attend a Zumba class above on a per class basis. M 10:30-11:30 am $8

Tai Chi for Seniors Level 1 Barbara Reynolds RLCC–Sycamore An 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. 7 classes. F 8:45–9:35 am 9/21–11/2 $73 F 8:45–9:35 am 11/9–12/28 $73

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. 14 classes. No class 11/20. T 9:35–10:35 am 9/4–12/11 $82

Classes Special Interest Sign up in advance to avoid cancellations.

Writing from Personal Experience Susan Wilson RLCC–Sycamore Do you have a story to tell? Interested in writing about family, childhood, a trip, or some unusual experience? This workshop will teach how to write stories and articles based on life experiences. 6 classes. No class 9/20, 9/27, 11/22. Th 10 am–Noon 9/6–10/25 $59 Th 10 am–Noon 11/1–12/13 $59

3D Greeting Cards Katrin Field RLCC–Sycamore Room This holiday season surprise family and friends with handmade greeting cards. Learn how to make 3 dimensional cards that outshine any store bought card. For beginners to experienced paper crafters alike. Supplies to create 6 cards. Materials imported from Germany. Bring a pair of scissors and tweezers and be prepared to have a lot of fun. There is a supply fee of $20. 1 class. Fri 1:30–3:30 pm 11/9 $3 Fri 1:30–3:30 pm 11/30 $3 Fri 1:30–3:30 pm 12/7 $3

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

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Zumba Gold Level 2

Barbara Reynolds RLCC–The Studio This class combines low impact, strength training, special balance exercises and stretching–all designed to improve physical conditioning and decrease risk of falling. Participants may sit any time during class. Optional, bring a pair of one or two pound weights or two 16-ounce unopened water bottles. 7/6 classes. No class 11/12. M 10–10:50 am 9/17–10/29 $73 M 10–10:50 am 11/5–12/17 $63

Carol Faber RLCC–Palo Verde Interested in being part of a creative art process and fun writing exercise? In this workshop, experience art as a healing process through creating a container to reflect a life transition or treasured memory. No art/writing experience necessary. A short breathing meditation is offered. Dress comfortably and bring a small object that intuitively feels good to place in container. Workshops include break with healthy snack/drink. There is a supply fee of $10. 1 class. Sat Noon–4 pm 9/15 $48 (Introductory offer) Sat Noon–4 pm 10/13 $58 Sat Noon–4 pm 11/10 $58

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

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.” –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

Registration Opens Wednesday 8/8 @ 8 am

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

Registration

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.

Class Refund Policy 1. LARPD reserves the right to cancel, postpone, or combine classes, or change instructors. If insufficient enrollment causes a class to be cancelled, notification will be given and a full refund granted. 2. Please choose your activities very carefully. If you must cancel your registration, we require notification at least 7 (seven) days before the first meeting of that class. 3. You may request either a credit or a refund check (less a $5 service charge) PER class. 4. Any cancellation received less than 7 (seven) days prior to the start date will not receive a refund/credit. For a refund, call 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.

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1. Online Registration 2.

Search Tip

www.larpd.dst.ca.us

> Click REGISTER ONLINE! Login at www.larpd.dst.ca.us

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 Fall 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.

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Mail-In Registration Fall 2012

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:

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

1st Choice 2nd Choice

Participant's First & Last Name Sex Birthdate Sandi Smith

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8/9/07

Activity Name

Dates

Fall Conditioning

Dates

A 9/5–9/28

Fee

B 10/1–10/31 $50/$65

Registration

• Please note: Online registration is the best method to register for the greatest number of classes. • Mail-in Registration will be opened in random order beginning August 6, 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

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

Children may only be registered by their parents/guardians.

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

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

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Facility Rentals

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

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

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Foundation Board of Directors: Maryalice Faltings David Hutchinson Steve Goodman Beth Wilson Bob Coomber

RESIDENTAL CUSTOMER Postmaster: Dated Materials

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endless variety, exciting entertainment

O erry Jeff Walker J Circus of the National People’s Republic of China

ttmar Liebert and Luna Negra

Aug 9 at 7:30pm World Renowned Flamenco Guitarist

Aug 17 at 8pm Singer, Songwriter, Troubadour of Rock ‘n Roll

Sep 14 at 7:30pm Dazzling Cirque Chinois

J Natalie MacMaster Dan Zanes and Friends muin Ballet Christmas S oyal Drummers and RDancers of Burundi ake Shimabukuro

Oct 10 at 7:30pm Peace Love Ukulele

Oct 23 at 7:30pm Cape Breton Fiddle Virtuoso

Nov 3 at 10am A Toe-Tapping Woodstock for Kids Nov 23, 24 at 2 & 7:30 A Sparkling Holiday Celebration

Nov 14 at 7:30pm African Drum Masters

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oscow Boys Choir Christmas

Dec 22 at 7:30pm Christmas Around the World

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Recreational activities for all ages and interests in California's Livermore Valley

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