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Published by the Paso Robles Press & Atascadero News • June 2012

GUIDE

Summer Activities for Kids of All Ages


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Kid’s Guide • June 2012

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CITY OF PASO ROBLES

Parks & Trails www.prcity.com/recreation

BARNEY SCHWARTZ PARK* 2970 Union Road

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Volleyball

Trail

Tennis

Swimming Pool

Soccer Fields

Skatepark

Restrooms

Playground

Picnic Area

Meeting Rooms

Kitchen

Visit online to view and download map: www.prcity.com

Gymnasium

For more information or to reserve space, go to www.prcity.com or call 805-237-3991. * May be reserved.

BBQ

Paso Robles Trails

Baseball Diamonds Basketball Courts

Paso Robles Facilities & Amenities

CASA ROBLES PARK 600 Palomino

CENTENNIAL PARK * 600 Nickerson Drive

CITY PARK * 11th & Park Street

LARRY MOORE PARK 155 Riverbank Lane

LIBRARY 1000 Spring Street

MANDELLA PARK 300 Fairview Lane

MUNICIPAL POOL 528 30th Street

OAK CREEK PARK 301 Cedarwood Drive

PIONEER PARK * 2030 Riverside Avenue

ROBBINS FIELD * 826 7th Street

ROYAL OAK MEADOWS 1100 Parkview Lane

SENIOR CENTER 270 Scott Street

SHERWOOD DOG PARK 290 Scott Street

SHERWOOD PARK * 1860 Creston Road

SHERWOOD FOREST 220 Scott Street

TURTLE CREEK PARK 700 Brookhill Drive

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1. Almendra Court Trail – 0.17 mile paved trail starting at Crown Hill or Union. 2. Barney Schwartz Park Loop – 0.88 mile paved loop trail is located at 2970 Union in Barney Schwartz Park. 3. Centennial Park Trail – 0.92 mile paved trail starting at 600 Nickerson Drive inCentennial Park. Includes from Lana to Mohawk. 4. Charolais Trail – 1.75 mile paved/dirt trail starting at Charolais off South River Rd. 5. Paso Robles City Park Loop – 0.36 mile flat downtown loop around the park, located at 11th and Park Streets. 6. Royal Oak Meadows Trail – 0.2 mile paved trail located at Parkview and Airport. 7. Salinas Parkway Trail – 1.6 mile dirt trail located at Larry Moore Park on Riverbank Drive off South River Rd. 8. Sherwood Forest Loop – Just under 1 mile loop trail around Sherwood Forest on concrete/dirt starting at 220 Scott. 9. Snead/Rambouillet Trail - 1.28 mile paved/dirt trail with creek crossings starting at Snead or Rambouillet. 10. Turtle Creek Loop Trail – 0.92 mile paved loop trail located at Turtle Creek Park at Brookhill and Airport. 11. Union Road Trail – 1.07 mile paved trail starting at 13th, Union and Kleck. 12. Water Tank Loop – Just under 2 mile paved loop trail starting at Creston Rd. Dogs are allowed off leash at Sherwood Dog Park, otherwise, dogs are only allowed in open space and on sidewalks or trails outside park boundaries.

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Paso Robles These classes are published in the Summer 2012 Paso Robles Library & Recreation Guide. Please visit www.prcity.com/recreation for more information.

Paso Robles CLASSES & EVENTS

BELLY DANCING FOR KIDS & TEENS Kids and teens will build strength, coordination and confidence. Enjoy learning folk and ceremonial dances as well as how to dance with veils, swords, and canes. Instructor, Nanette Young, is a performer, choreographer, costume designer, and director of Dancers of Amara. There will be performance opportunities. No class July 4. Let’s dance! Questions? Call Nanette, 712-7188. Location: Banquet A Instructor: Nanette Young Ages: 7Y – 19Y Days: Wed Time: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Session 2: July 11 – 25 & August 1 Session 3: August 8 – 29 Fee: $35/monthly ($28/siblings)

BREAKIN’ Learn the techniques, styles, and fundamentals of break dancing. Explore movements such as ground work and getting up into a handstand – or whatever your style is! Learn how to breathe, use body control, and strengthen your body. You will be working with others, you’ll make new friends, and of course, have fun dancing. Joshua Esquer, the instructor, has taught at the Youth Arts Center and also competes. Location: Banquet Room Instructor: Joshua Esquer Ages: 10 – 14Y Days: Tues, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Days: Thur, 5:15 – 6:45 p.m. Session 1: June 19 – July 13 Session 2: July 16 – August 10 Fee: $45/monthly

CREATIVE DANCE/ INTRO TO BALLET Children will learn how to express themselves with dance and music. The class will teach simple ballet moves with a creative twist. Please come in leotards and tights. No class on July 4. Questions? Call Taylor, 712-6250. Location: Banquet B

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Instructor: Ages: Day: Time: Session 1: Session 2: Fee:

Taylor Dunn 3Y - 6Y Wednesday 2:30 – 3:00 p.m. July 11 – 25 & August 1 August 8 - 29 $35

CPR, AED & FIRST AID None of us know when we might be called upon to provide some sort of first aid, which may range from applying a bandage to full-blown CPR and the use of an AED. Come and join us in this interactive 4-hour course taught by certified instructors. Curriculum meets OSHA guidelines for your workplace and is approved by the American Heart Association and the Red Cross. You will have hands-on experience with life-like manikins and training on automated external defibrillators. After completing the course successfully, you will be issued certification cards good for 2 years. Questions? Call Linda, 286-4441. Location: Live Oak Instructor: Linda Pierce Ages: 14Y+ Session 1: Monday, June 18, 9:00 a.m.– 1:00 p.m. Session 2: Monday, July 23, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Session 3: Friday, August 10, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Fee: $70/session

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS These great seminars will enhance your professionalism in all aspects of photography – whether you take photos for pleasure or for your business. See descriptions below. Feel free to bring examples of your own work. Questions? Call Brent, 559-909-5208. Location: Live Oak Instructor: Brent Paull Ages: 14Y+ Days: Thur Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Fee: $42/session Digital Photography – Intermediate These two seminars will build an understanding of photography from basic concepts through advanced techniques. Covers camera use and operations, lenses and equipment, tripods, understanding the digital camera menu, understanding light and exposure, learning

composition, the creative uses of F-stops and shutter-speeds, as well as many professional techniques. Intermediate: Thur, June 21 Fee: $42/ session or $72/both sessions Advanced Portrait Photography & Retouching Thursday, June 28 Take your photography to the next level. Learn the most advanced techniques in raising your digital photography skills to a professional level. Discover how to use a light meter to set up studio lighting in a bedroom or garage, the equipment you need, preparation and printing of fine art images, and advanced techniques in digital image editing. Understand advanced skills in using props, locations, and posing to improve your portrait sittings. Learn the tricks professionals use to create breathtaking images that family and clients will value and cherish. Processing Your Digital Images with Elements 9 Thursday, July 5 This low-cost software (about $75 online) has rapidly become one of the top-selling digital processing programs in the world. Created by Adobe, Photoshop Elements 9 incorporates many of the photo editing and processing tools available in Photoshop CS5. Learn how to adjust the brightness, contrast, and shadows in your images. Sharpening images, and removing distracting elements, are all made easy in this program. Elements also brings many tools to the photographer such as adding graphics to images, and creating galleries for online viewing in many popular photo-sharing websites, like Flickr and Photobucket. Selling Your Photography Thursday, August 2 Many photographers would love to make money from their photography. This seminar will teach you how to advertise your photography business and gain clients, create gallery websites to show off your work, and use advanced techniques in sales and marketing to sell your images to your clients and target markets. Learn how to submit images to stock agencies, how to write a query for a magazine photo/article package, and how to maximize your sales to clients when shooting portraiture-like weddings, families, and seniors. Learn to charge for sittings and enlargements, collect money, detail business deductions, and become skilled in what equipment you need, and don’t need, for your business.

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DOG TRAINING – BEGINNING Kathy Kropp, a dog trainer and behaviorist for over 15 years, will teach you and the whole family how to become the pack leader, gently and without force. Class covers the basic exercises necessary to have a well-mannered family companion for life. Kathy will cover how to correct common problem behaviors from the dog’s viewpoint. All dogs must be up to date on their shots per your veterinarian recommendations or present a valid titer. Bring shot records to first class which is a lecture indoors at Centennial Park in the Live Oak room without the dogs. Questions? Call Kathy, 237-9985. Location: Centennial Park BBQ Instructor: Kathy Kropp Ages: 12Y+ (Younger children with adult) Day: Thur Time: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Session 1: June 7 – July 12 Session 2: July 26 – August 30 Fee: $92 ($82/dog for multiple registrations)

DOG TRAINING:FUN-GILITY – LOW-IMPACT AGILITY FOR DOGS Dogs must already have basic obedience skills. Low-impact, low-stress agility (obstacle) training for your dog. This basic five-week course will introduce you and your dog to the fun sport of agility. Have lots of fun teaching your dog to jump over jumps, run through the tunnel, and teeter on the teeter totter plus many other exciting obstacles. Class will also help you to brush up your dog's obedience skills. Great way to exercise and bond with your dog. Your dog should have basic training skills to attend and you must bring shot records to first class. Any dog can do Fun-gility! Scholarships available. Questions? Call Kathy, 237-9985. Location: Centennial Park BBQ Instructor: Kathy Kropp Ages: 13Y+ (Younger children with adult) Days: Tues Time: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Session 1: June 12 – July 10 Session 2: July 24 – August 21 Fee: $92 ($82/dog for multiple registrations)

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GUITAR 1 If you want to play simple rock and pop tunes, learn to accompany yourself with guitar, or jam with a garage band, this is the course for you! You’ll study music reading, chord symbols, finger-picking techniques, and accompaniment patterns. At the end of this course you will be able to play a number of melodies by memory. No prerequisites but you need to bring your own guitar. $5 supply fee payable to instructor. Questions? Call James, 466-8383. Location: White Oak Instructor: James Bachman Ages: 13Y+ Days: Thur Time: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. June 28 – July 19 Session: Fee: $52/monthly ($47/family members)

GUITAR 2 A continuation of Guitar 1. You’ve mastered basic first position note reading and chords but you want more – since your garage band isn’t cutting it with just two chords! We will dive headlong into music reading in the upper positions, power chords, scales, and a bunch of new songs. Instruction in rock and popular styles of guitar playing including technique, music reading, chord symbols, song accompaniment patterns, improvisation, and more advanced tablature pieces. Prerequisites: You must know how to play guitar or have completed Guitar I above. You will need to bring your own guitar. $5 supply fee payable to instructor. Questions? Call James, 466-8383. Location: White Oak Instructor: James Bachman Ages: 13Y+ Days: Thur Time: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Session: July 26 – August 16 Fee: $52/monthly ($47/family members)

HULA DANCING The art of HULA, also known as HAWIIAN DANCING, is the expression of stories through the slow and graceful movements of the hands and body. This class is a beginner class and is open to girls ages 6 - 12 years of age. We ask that parents accompany children who are 6 - 8 years of age. Our goal is to allow dancers to express themselves through movement and song. We look forward to teaching and sharing our culture with others. Since this is our first Hula Class in North County, we are offering an introductory demonstration on July 3 at 2:45 at Centennial Park. We will be limiting class size to 30 students. Please arrive on time and be ready to learn as Hula can be challenging at first. However, no prior dancing experience is necessary. This will be a three-week class that meets twice a week. The $10 material fee is for Lava lava's (a wrap used for practices and as a costume) which we will be making in class. Questions? Call Isalei Tonga, at 464-1488 or call Shannon

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Lau, @ 296-0363. We look forward to meeting our new kikis (young dancers)! Instructor: Isalei Tonga and Shannon Lau Location: Banquet Room A Ages: 6 – 12Y Days: Tues Time: 2:45 – 3:45 p.m. Dates: July 3 - Free Introductory Class Session: July 10 – 26 Fee: $45

HUNTER EDUCATION Successful completion of this course is required in order to obtain your first California hunting license. Topics include principles of wildlife mansafe firearms handling, agement, sportsmanship, conservation laws, and outdoor ethics. No minimum age limit; however students under 10 may find the course challenging. A permission slip for students under 18 is required. $2 supply fee payable to instructor. Must attend all 5 classes to receive certificate. Questions? Call Dennis, 226-9834. Location: Live Oak Instructor: Dennis Doberneck Ages: No minimum age Days: Tues, Wed & Thur Time: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Session 1: July 11, 12, 17, 18 & 19 Session 2: August 8, 9 , 14, 15 & 16 Fee: $20

KINDERMUSIK® ADVENTURES “Peek-A-Boo! I Love You!” Kindermusik® is an interactive music and movement program designed to be educational - and fun - because children learn best while having fun. Meet with other families and learn how music improves a child’s developmental process using American Sign Language, soap bubbles, and parent-baby dances. Classes continue in the fall and don’t miss Kindermusic® Our Time for ages 18 months to 3 years! $30 for home materials covers CD, Board Book, Poster & More! Register for a FREE demonstration class on Tuesday, July 3 from 11:00 – 11:45 a.m. Questions? Call Nancy, 467-9474. Instructor: Nancy Knox Location: Live Oak Ages: O – 18m Days: Tuesdays Time: 11:00 – 11:45 a.m. Dates: July 24 – August 28 Fee: $96/session

WOMEN'S EMPOWERMENT & SELF DEFENSE CLASS Maximize your chances of avoiding a sexual assault! This 3-hour workshop is designed to empower and protect the women in our community. Workshop focuses on improving your awareness and assertiveness skills, and will also teach physical techniques that can help you escape a dangerous situation. Remember – your best weapon is yourself: your mind, your voice, and your body! Open to all women, ages

12 and up. Bring a friend, sister or mom for even more fun! Please bring a $10 donation for SARP materials. Questions? Call the SARP Center at 545-8888. Location: Live Oak Instructor: Jess Hawley Ages: 12Y+ Time: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Date: Monday, July 9 Fee: $12

SPORTS & FITNESS ADAPTED AQUATICS This class is designed to benefit the physically and/or mentally challenged individual. Classes take place in the indoor warm-water pool which helps tentative swimmers relax and learn more easily. Registrants are encouraged to have an aide assist them in the water. Written doctor's permission is required. Requests for private classes will be accommodated based upon availability. Location: Indoor Pool Instructor: Andee Parker Ages: Infant and up Days: Mon, Wed Time: 4:00 – 4:30 p.m. Session 2: July 2 – 30 (No class on 7/4) Session 3: August 1 - 27 Fee: $65/8-class session $97/session (private/semi-private)

AQUATICS - PARENT & ME Introduce your child to the joy of learning to swim in our warm-water indoor pool! This wonderful environment will make it so much easier for them to learn – and you will enjoy it so much more, too. The class emphasizes safety, accident prevention, and fun. Swim diapers required. A parent or guardian must be in the water with the child. Location: Indoor Pool Instructor: Andee Parker Ages: 6M – 3Y Days: Mon & Wed Time: 11:00 – 11:30 a.m. Session 2: July 2 – 30 (No class on 7/4) Session 3: August 1 - 27 Fee: $70/8-class session

AQUATICS - WATER EXPLORATION Level 1 Water exploration and introduction to strokes for beginning swimmers. Taught in the warm indoor pool which helps tentative swimmers relax and learn more easily. Students will become more comfortable in the water and maintain or improve their swimming skills. Class emphasizes safety and fun! Location: Indoor Pool Instructor: Andee Parker Ages: 3Y – 6Y Days: Mon, Wed

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Time: Session 2: Session 3: Fee:

3:30 – 4:00 p.m. July 2 – 30 (No class on 7/4) August 1 - 27 $70/8-class session

CENTRAL CALIFORNIA DIVING ADVANCED Keep sharpening your diving skills with consistent training 4 days a week (16 classes) – and have fun this summer. Class includes strength training, all the dive groups, and TV viewing of your skills. Gymnasts are welcome! AAU insurance may be required. Location: Municipal Pool Instructor: Donna McRoy 10 Y+ Ages: Day/Time: Mon & Wed 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Tues & Thurs, 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. Session 1: June 18 – 28 & July 2 – 12 Session 2: July 16 – 26 & August 6 – 16 Fee: $98

CENTRAL CALIFORNIA DIVING BEGINNING Learn the basics of springboard diving including jumping, hurdling, front and back dives, and somersaults. Have fun at the pool this summer! Instructor, Donna McRoy, has over 20 years of US diving, AAU, and high school coaching experience. Each session includes 8 classes. Location: Municipal Pool Instructor: Donna McRoy Ages: 8 Y+ Days: Tues & Thur Time: 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Session 1: June 19 – July 12 Session 2: July 17 – 26 & August 7 – 14 Fee: $60 ($50/family members)

GOLF – YOUTH THE FIRST TEE CENTRAL COAST Ages: 7Y – 17Y Registration: Parents can register on the first day of the session or on line at www.theFirstTeeCentralCoast.com. Classes are geared for beginner to advanced junior golfers. Opportunities are available for individual and team play. Students learn to putt, chip, and drive the ball, but more importantly, instruction revolves around instilling character. No equipment is necessary. You may reserve for future sessions by placing your name on our RESERVATION LIST at the sign-in table. Questions? Contact Billy Gibbs, Lead Coach, 219-0060 or Bart Ellerbroek, Education Director, 237-1053. The First Tee Central Coast is celebrating their 10th anniversary and will be hosting a grand opening at the Paso Robles Golf Club. Call Bart for details! INSTRUCTORS Lead Coach: Billy Gibbs, PGA Professional, 219-0060 Assistant Coaches: Mike Brabenec, PGA Professional, 431-7615 Bart Ellerbroek: First Tee Coach, 237-1053 & Volunteer Coaches! SUMMER SCHEDULE

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Paso Robles Activities – Pages 4 thru 7 Paso Robles Golf Club, 1600 Country Club Drive Phone: 238-3040 June 26 – August 21 Fee: $100 & $75/siblings

KARATE Sensei Gary teaches classes under the direction of Renshi David Rogers. Focus is placed on learning the beginning traditional katas of Okinawan karate along with emphasis on self-defense, biomechanics, stress release, and finding one's self. Great class for families! Monthly tuition is $70. Great discounts for each additional family member. $50 annual registration is payable to instructor and is prorated. FREE Karate uniform (GI) with the enrollment. No class July 4. Meet at the Dojo at 1336 Railroad Street for classes on July 16, 18, 23 & 25. Questions? Call Sensi David, 239-3232. Location: Banquet B Instructor: Gary Pasky Ages: 7Y+ Days: Mon & Wed Time: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Session 2: July 2 – 30 (See details above) Session 3: August 1 – 29 Fee: $70/monthly (Great family discounts available)

KENDO Literally called "the Way of the Sword,” this is the modern sport of Japanese fencing based on traditional Kenjutsu "sword fighting.” Physical benefits include improved coordination and strength, and increased stamina and aerobic capacity; and mental benefits include improved concentration, mental stamina and character development. Great for young and old, come try one of Japan's most popular martial arts! No equipment needed to start. You may purchase gear at a discount through the instructor. Jason Carter has been training in the Japanese martial arts of Kendo, Iaido, and Aikido under some of the top Masters in the world for over 17 years. No class July 4. Questions? Call Jason, 4587800. Instructor: Jason Carter Location: Banquet A Session: Monthly Ages: 5 – 100Y Days: Mon Time: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m Fee: $40/month

PASO ROBLES DIVING TEAM This year-round competitive diving club is coached by Cari Hogan. Learn the art and skill of competitive diving through a progressive skill development program. The team competes from San Diego to Oregon. Fee for annual insurance payable to instructor. If you are new to diving, or aren’t quite ready to join a team, take Donna McRoy’s beginning diving class first and then apply for this year-round team. Call Cari, 226-8996, to meet with her prior to registration. Monthly rates are available.

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Location: Instructor: Ages: Days: Time: Day: Time: Session 2: Fee:

Municipal Pool Cari Hogan 6Y+ Tues & Thur 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Saturday 8:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. July - September Future Champions:$150/session Junior Olympic:$225/session

SOCCER: “KIDZ LOVE SOCCER” This soccer “school” is within a recreational setting and designed for children to learn and play the world's most popular sport. Late afternoon and evening sessions include age-appropriate activities: skill demonstrations, fun games, and instructional scrimmages. Young soccer enthusiasts learn to play soccer in a fun, safe, noncompetitive environment, facilitated by a licensed professional in the Kidz Love Soccer method. Log onto www.kidzlovesoccer.com for more information. Shin guards are required. Rain-out Hotline: 1-888-372-5803. Mommy/Daddy & Me Introduce yourself and your toddler to the world’s most popular sport. As you and your child participate in our fun, age-appropriate activities, your child will be developing their large motor skills and socialization skills. The fun happens on the field, and in Mommy/Daddy & Me Soccer, parents are part of the action, not watching form the sidelines! Tot Soccer Little tykes will enjoy running and kicking just like the big kids! Encourages large motor skill development through fun soccer games and introduces small children to the group setting. Pre Soccer Teaches the basic techniques of the game and builds self-esteem through participation and fun soccer activities. Children learn to follow instructions in a nurturing, age-appropriate environment. Soccer 1 Players will learn dribbling, passing, receiving, shooting, age-specific defense, etc. Fun skill games are played at every session, and every participant will have a ball at his or her feet. Small-sided soccer matches will be introduced gradually. Soccer Skillz & Scrimmages Ages 7 – 10 Kidz will enjoy advanced skill building: dribbling, passing and shooting in a team-play format. Each class will focus on individual soccer skills as well as team play. All levels are welcome to come enjoy the world’s most popular sport. All participants will receive a Kidz Love Soccer Jersey! Tuesdays, June 26 – August 14 Location: Barney Schwartz Park, 2970 Union Road June 26 – July 3: Softball Field 1 July 10 – August 14: Soccer Field 4 Fee: $103 Soccer Skillz (includes Jersey)

TENNIS - FAMILY & YOUTH BEG./ADV. BEG. For students who have had no previous instruction or for players who want to review stroke fundamentals. Loaner rackets are available. Parents and adults invited. Classes at Centennial Park. Questions? Call John, 434-0792. Location: Tennis Courts Instructor: John Siemens Ages: 7Y+ Days: Fri Time: 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Session 1: June 15 – July 6 Session 2: July 13 – August 3 Session 3: August 10 - 17 Fee: $45 (Session 3 - $25)

TENNIS - FAMILY & YOUTH INTERMEDIATE This class is for students who have had previous instruction. The fundamentals of stroke production will be stressed. Some advanced concepts will be introduced. Loaner racquets are available. Parents and adults invited. Classes at Centennial Park. Questions? Call John, 4340792. Location: Tennis Courts Instructor: John Siemens Ages: 9Y+ Days: Fri Time: 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Session 1: June 15 – July 6 Session 2: July 13 – August 3 Session 3: August 10 - 17 Fee: $45 (Session 3 - $25)

YMCA FREERUNNING/TUMBLING Where kids can bounce off the walls . . . For more info go to www.sloymca.org Wee Tumblers: 3 – 5Y A structured class that will introduce basic tumbling skills, tumble trampoline, and rope climbing. This is a fun active class to get them comfortable in a gym environment. Wee Tumblers will benefit from learning to take direction as well as help build positive social skills. Beginning Tumbling: 5Y+ This class is a beginning course taught on floor, beams, vault and tumble track. The tumbler will learn basic skills on all equipment. This class stresses form, strength, flexibility, and gym safety. This class is open to both boys and girls. Beginning Freerunning: 8Y+ This sport is new and exciting! It’s cross between snowboarding, skateboarding, and gymnastics but requires no equipment. This class will teach you how to use the environment around you to create acrobatic tricks. This sport normally takes place in the outside environment; but by utilizing the gym you can perfect your tricks in a more padded environment. Advanced Freerunning: 8Y+ Let’s kick it up a notch! Using the new skills that you have learned in beginning free run class, you will now apply the basics to start becoming more creative by adding your own personal style and talent to make it your own. Location: Centennial Park Freerunning Athletics

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Ages: 3 – 16Y Registration: Go to sloymca.org or visit us at the Acorn Room at Centennial Park, 600 Nickerson Drive, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Fees: 5 & 15 punch cards available.

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ACTING CAMP – DRAMARAMA! Students will learn a selection of theatre techniques such as clowning, movement, voice and speech, stage combat, improvisation, and fun theatre games. Kerry has over 12 years of experience working as an actor with PCPA, Kelrik Productions, Chameleon Productions, SLO Little Theatre and Pioneer Players and has worked as an acting coach for various theatre companies. Please wear comfortable clothing and no flip flops. Bring a 3-ring binder with dividers, note paper, pen, and pencil and a sack lunch. Questions? Call Kerry, 237-9708. Location: Banquet B Instructor: Kerry Mayling Ages: 8 – 17Y Days: Mon – Thur Time: 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Session 1: July 9 – 19 Session 2: July 30 – August 9 Fee: $195 ($175 siblings)

ALL ABOUT HORSES - HEAVEN CAN WAIT HORSE SANCTUARY Children will spend an informative and enjoyable morning learning all about horses – and about the Sanctuary and why there is a need for this haven for equines. After this brief introduction, they will learn safety skills for being around horses and how to understand equine body language. The children will have a wonderful time meeting, greeting, grooming and walking horses. Participants may also choose to read to the horses, draw or color pictures of them, or take photos. It’s all about horses! Parents and grandparents are encouraged to participate or enjoy the 360° views. For more information, go to www.HeavenCanWait.us. Location: Heaven Can Wait Horse Sanctuary for Healing & Learning, Independence Ranch, San Miguel Ages: 6 – 12Y Day: Saturday Time: 9:00 a.m. - Noon Session 1: July 14 Session 2: August 11 Fee: $25/child, $15/2nd sibling, $10/3rd sibling

SCIENCE CAMPS This activity-based learning environment for boys and girls is the way kids love to learn, and Tim loves to teach! The only pre-requisite is the desire to learn and a willingness to get your hands dirty. Please bring a sack lunch. Healthy

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snacks will be served. $32 material fee per class payable to the instructor. Questions? Call Tim, 559-779-4821 Location: Live Oak & Patio Instructor: Tim Baker Ages: 8 – 11Y Days: Mon – Thur Time: 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Fee: $119 ($97/sibling)

Treasures from Within the Earth June 25 – 28 Explore amazing objects from nature. Don your pith helmet and go on a fossil hunt to find 10 fabulous remnants of ancient pelycopods, sharks, orthoceras, echinoderms, and more. Learn about the life ways of each animal and how their remnants became rock. Learn about crystals, volcanoes, rocks, and minerals – and keep specimens! Must enjoy messy science! Camp Chemistry July 30 – August 2 Come join us as we explore the exciting world of chemistry! We’ll experiment with dry ice, ignite steel, go ice fishin’, make slime, explode pepper, play with “ghost crystals” and more. Gain insights on properties of matter, acids and bases, and atomic structure as you being to lay the foundation for your future in science. Must enjoy messy science! Physics Phanatics August 6 – 9 Explore magnetism, gravity and forces, electricity, light and heat, and motion. Craft amazing artifacts such as the Levitating Paperclip, the Hovering Bee, the Mini-Roller Coaster, and more. And what you make, you get to keep! Must be excited about learning! 3, 2, 1 . . . LIFT OFF! August 13 – 16 Launch yourself into this four-day experience that ends with you launching your own water rocket! Must be excited about science!

SUMMER SAFARI CAMP Taught by Conservation Ambassadors, Inc. Zoo To You Children, ages 4 – 12, experience a once-in-alifetime adventure learning about animals and their natural habitats through hands-on activities, games, and creative projects. Camps include up-close animal experiences where students touch and draw some of the ambassador animals at the outdoor Zoo To You facility in Paso Robles. Campers will leave with unforgettable memories and a better understanding of the animal world. Three summer sessions for ages 4-7 and 8 – 12. $195/4-day session

VOLLEYBALL CAMP This instructional camp will help all athletes improve their volleyball skills. The camp will break down the fundamentals of: serving & passing, setting & blocking, digging & spiking. Class includes technical instruction, drills and competitions for three individual groups - Junior High and High School Girls, Boys, and Advanced.

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Athletes will learn new skills and get prepared for their school team tryouts. Bring a lunch and snack daily. $50 discount for siblings. Questions? Call Doug, Mid-Coast Volleyball Head Coach, at 441-6906. Coach Harbottle has been coaching Collegiate, High School, and Club Volleyball since 1977 and is USVBA Impact Certified; Gold Medal Square Certified; and is a USA Cap Level 1 Coach. He is a staff coach for the Long Beach State Skills/Setters Summer Camp and the USA Junior Olympic High Performance Development Camps in Colorado, California, Michigan, Texas, Nebraska, and Iowa. Location: Centennial Park Gym Instructor: Doug Harbottle Time: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Wed - Fri Days: Dates: August 8 – 10 Fee: $160 plus $40 material fee

YMCA SUMMER CAMP 2012 Camp includes freerunning, art, cooking, sports & science. Students will go on weekly field trips and swim at Municipal Pool weekly. A morning and afternoon snack will be provided. Children need to bring their own lunch. Please register at Centennial Park Gym office or online at sloymca.org. Annual membership and registration fees must be current in order to participate in the summer camp. Questions? Call Jeri, 2370845. Location: Centennial Park, Acorn Room Director: Jeri Baxter Ages: K – 8th Times: 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Dates: June 18 – August 17 Weekly Fee: $160/5 days, $135/4 days, $110/3 days

LIBRARY ACTIVITIES PASO ROBLES CITY LIBRARY 1000 Spring Street, 237-3870 www.prcity.com/library Monday – Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Children’s Librarian: Kris Bell

BOOK-SHARING PROGRAMS Library staff and volunteers strive to meet the unique developmental needs of children of all ages through free book-sharing programs. Parents are asked to respect the age requirements listed below to enhance program quality. TODDLER STORYTIME Children ages 1 - 2 Story Hour Room Friday mornings at 10:30 a.m., repeated at 11:30 a.m. Songs and stories are enhanced with simple arts and crafts activities. Parents must accompany their child in the Library Story Hour Room. PRE-SCHOOL STORYTIME Children ages 3 - 6

Story Hour Room Monday mornings at 10:30 a.m., repeated at 11:30 a.m. Stories, poetry, music, movements, and crafts encourage learning fun! GRANDPARENTS & BOOKS Children of all ages Children’s Library Books and activities shared informally in the afternoons on a drop-in basis by specially-trained grandparent volunteers. Contact the Children’s Services Desk, 237-3870, for current schedule of readers. PAJAMA STORYTIME Families Thursdays, July 5, & August 30 6:30 p.m. in the Story Hour Room Bring the whole family for an evening of stories with volunteer storyteller Tony Wallace! Children may wear pajamas and should bring an adult to snuggle with!

DREAM BIG, READ! Reading Incentive Program Sign up anytime beginning June 11 at the Library and receive a reading log. Keep track of the time you spend reading and earn prizes. Children ages 2-12, Tweens/Teens ages 10 and up.

FIX IT! Do you ever wonder how your iPod actually works? Do you like to tinker with your computer or build things from scratch? Join the team from iFixit during this hands-on workshop and learn about the tools you’ll need to discover the inner workings of stuff you use every day. They will demonstrate how with the right information, materials, and a little time, you can repair just about anything. Ages 10 and up, please register for this workshop beginning June 11 at the Children’s Desk or by calling 237-3870. Thursday, June 21 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Library Conference Room

GERALD JOSEPH, MAGICIAN Gerald Joseph is truly a star! Will you be able to guess the secrets of his sleight-of-hand tricks or levitating table? Discover why Gerald Joseph is the Library’s favorite and funniest magician during his high energy, hilarious show. Wednesday, June 27 4:00 p.m. in the Study Center: (Tickets not required) 6:30 p.m. in the Library Conference Room: (Free tickets required - available 30 min. before show)

MARK WILDER, JUGGLER One thing’s for sure: juggling unicyclist Mark Wilder lives up to his name. An engaging and charismatic entertainer with a larger-than-life personality and contagious enthusiasm, Wilder captivates audiences young and old with his gravity-defying, mind-boggling feats!

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Wednesday, July 11 2:00 p.m. in the Library Conference Room (Free tickets required - available 30 min. before show) 4:00 p.m. in the Study Center (Tickets not required)

FAMILY MOVIE MATINEE Enjoy a modern retelling of the well-loved book The Borrowers. The Clock family members are "borrowers," tiny people who live underneath the homes of the "beans" (human beings). They secretly gather what they need from the beans, but what will happen to the Clocks when their daughter, Arrietty, is discovered? Wednesday, July 18 2:00 p.m. in the Library Conference Room (Free tickets required - available 30 min. before show)

PACIFIC WILDLIFE CARE Join the educators from Pacific Wildlife Care to see and learn about the wildlife in our area and the environment they live in. Wednesday, July 25 2:00 p.m. in the Library Conference Room (Free tickets required - available 30 min. before show) 4:00 p.m. in the Study Center (Tickets not required)

DROP-IN CRAFT: PAPER LANTERNS Using watercolor paints, decorate a mini tissue paper lantern that will be sure to brighten up any room. Not intended for use with candles or light bulbs. Supplies are available on a first-come, first-served basis while they last. Wednesday, August 1 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the Children’s Library 2:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. in the Study Center

THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT Ghost Hunting with the Central Coast Paranormal Investigators Have you ever experienced something you can’t explain? A mysterious tap on the shoulder when no one else is in the room, a feeling of cold where there is no draft, a book being knocked off a shelf where no one is standing? Are you interested in learning more about how people research these events? Perhaps you are a skeptic or just like a good ghost story? Whatever the reason, don’t miss this unforgettable evening as we explore the unknown through the experiences of the Central Coast Paranormal Investigators. They will talk about local haunts in both historical and residential locations on the Central Coast, show and demonstrate the equipment they use and even share photos, audio, and video from their investigations. This program is recommended for ages 10 and up. Thursday, July 19 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Library Conference Room

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Templeton CLASSES & EVENTS MONEY MANAGEMENT FOR KIDS (Middle School & High School-age) Instructor: Paul Perotti Ages: 12-18 Date: July 17 and 19 Time: 12:45 to 2:15 p.m. Location: Templeton Youth Center Cost: $ 5 Phone: Call Darla, (805) 434-2608 e-mail: Darla@garciawealth.com

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SPORTS TEMPLETON YOUTH SUMMER VOLLEYBALL CAMP Hosted and coached by Templeton High School Volleyball July 9th-July 12th, 9 am to 1 pm, in the Templeton High School Gym. 4 day camp includes instruction, and the keys to perform the fundamentals of the game correctly and gain valuable game play experience. 100% of the proceeds go to the Templeton High School Volleyball Program. Register now, space is limited! Ages 14 and under, for all levels Cost is $100 Register at www.templetonvolleyball.com For questions or more information, call 805434-7473, or jodi1221@yahoo.com

TEMPLETON RECREATION YOUTH SPORTS All youth sports run through Templeton Recreation are based on the principles of player participation, safety and FUNdamentals of the game! For more infomation on the following listings, please contact Melissa Johnson, Sports Coordinator, 805-434-4909.

Templeton Futsal (Indoor Soccer) Templeton's newest addition to the sports calendar is a HIT! With divisions for High School, Middle School and Vineyard Elementary players, all are sure to enjoy! The best part is the kids get to make their own teams! There are two seasons, Spring and Summer, and all games are played at the Middle School Gym on Saturday afternoons.

Templeton Youth Soccer Soccer will begin registration in May, continuing through July. The cost is $90 for the first child, $80 for every child after that (within the same family). Soccer is a Fall Sport. Visit the Templeton Youth Soccer Website at http://www.leaguelineup.com/welcome.asp?url =tys for information on schedules, league rules, field directions and more!

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CITY OF ATASCADERO

Parks www.atascadero.org

Apple Valley Park

Colony Park

1980 San Ramon Rd (805) 470-3178 Ammenities at this location: Open Fields BBQ Areas Walking Paths

5599 Traffic Way (805) 461-5000 Rent part of this facility. Ammenities at this location: Softball Fields Playground Basketball Courts Covered BBQ/Picnic Area

A-Town Skate & BMX Park 5493 Traffic Way (805) 461-7606 The A-town Skate & BMX Park offers inside and outside skate and BMX riding.

Paloma Creek Park 11665 Viejo Camino (805) 461-5000 Rent part of this facility. Paloma Creek park provides the City with 2 multi-purpose sports fields, 2 lighted softball fields, little league field and a new playground. The park is home to many tournaments, year-round, as well as sports league games and practices.

Sunken Gardens

Stadium Park

Atascadero Lake Park

6505 El Camino Real (805) 461-5000 Rent all or part of this facility Inspired by “The Grand Basin” at the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair, Atascadero founder E.G. Lewis envisioned a formal Sunken Garden to adorn the civic center in his new colony. Restored in 2005 as originally designed with walkways crossing the length and width of the gardens and meeting at a central fountain.

(805) 461-7606 Stadium Park looks very much the same today as it did 100 years ago! Besides being a beautiful park, it is a natural amphitheater with gently sloping hills leading to the basin. Acoustics are ideal just as nature made them. Make sure to check out the park's well maintained hiking trails and informational kiosk.

9305 Pismo Ave (805) 461-5000 Rent part of this facility. This park is the destination of residents and visitors year-round. A walking path that follows the edge of the lake for a stroll, jog or bike ride lakeside. The park also has a playground, restrooms, barbecue areas, horseshoe pits, sand volleyball court, the Faces of Freedom Veterans Memorial, and the Charles Paddock Zoo.

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Atascadero These classes are published in the Summer 2012 Atascadero Magazine & Recreation Guide. Please visit www.atascadero.org for more information.

Atascadero CLASSES & EVENTS COLLAGE ART This class is for beginners to advanced artists! Collage with photos, beads, shells, metal, wax and more! Make natural or abstract work with texture, creativity and a piece of you! Instructor: Katie Bent-Slay, 832-882-5775 Ages: 13+ yrs. Mon & Wed 7/9-8/1 6:00-7:00 pm Location: Colony Park Community Center, Arts & Crafts Room Fee: $60 residents, $66 non-residents Special: $5 discount to addt’l family members Materials: $10 material fee due to instructor at 1st class

COLLEGE ROAD TUTORING’S SAT/ACT TEST PREP WORKSHOP High School students getting ready to take the PSAT, SAT or ACT college entrance exams will benefit from this 2-day workshop. Build Confidence - Test Taking Strategies - Review Test Format - Practice Tests in groups - Practice Essays - Content Review (including Algebra & Geometry highlights). Students should bring a calculator, watch, and #2 pencil. STUDENTS MUST PRE-REGISTER BY 7/28! Instructor: Kathy Harbottle, 441-6908 Ages: 13-18 yrs. Sat 8/11-8/18 11:00am-1:00pm Location: Colony Park Community Center Fee: $175 residents, $192.50 non-residents Materials: $20 (due to instructor at 1st class) Special: $5 discount to addt’l family members

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY A 3 hour class covering the basics of Digital Photography. Participants receive a copy of “Introduction to Digital Photography” DVD ($20 value) www.Pboonisar.com Instructor: Peter Boonisar, 466-5577 Ages: 12+ yrs. Sat 6/23 9:00 am-12:00 pm Sat 8/4 9:00 am-12:00 pm Location: Colony Park Community Center Fee: $30 resident, $33 non-resident

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FIGURES & FACES Multi-media workshop class with students painting independently using oils, acrylics, pastel and pencil on subjects of their choice. Instructor: Evelyn Ingram, 466-7459 Ages: 13+ yrs. Thur 7/12-8/16 9:00am-12:00pm Location: Colony Park Community Center, Arts & Crafts Room Fee: $40 residents, $44 non-residents

GUITAR FOR KIDS Guitar I - If you want to play simple rock and pop tunes, learn to accompany yourself with guitar, or jam with a garage band, this is the course for you! You’ll study music reading, chord symbols, finger picking techniques, and accompaniment patterns. At the end of this course you’ll be able to play song sheets, tablature, and a number of melodies by memory. Guitar II - You’ve mastered basic first position note reading and chords but want more. We’ll drive headlong into music reading in upper positions, power chords, scales and new songs. Instructor: James Bachman, 466-8383 Ages: 8-16 yrs. Guitar I Thurs 6/28-7/19 1:00-2:00 pm Guitar II Thurs 7/26-8/16 1:00-2:00 pm Location: Colony Park Community Center Fee: $40 resident, $44 non-resident Special: $5 discount to addt’l family members

HUNTER EDUCATION Completion of this class is required for all firsttime hunters in California to obtain a California Hunter Safety Certificate and is required for most hunters who want to hunt out-of-state. Course material includes firearms safety, sportsmanship, and wildlife conservation. A written and practical test is given. Class is limited to 25 people so register early! You must read the first 2 chapters and complete the chapter questionnaire prior to the first class. Textbook given when you register at City Hall. Instructor: Jim Bermann Age Recommendation: 12+ yrs. Monday 7/9 6:30 pm-10:00 p Tuesday 7/10 6:30 pm-10:00 pm Thursday 7/12 6:30 pm-10:00 pm Saturday 7/14 7:00 am-1:00 pm Location: Santa Lucia Sportsman’s Association Clubhouse Fee: $16 residents, $17.60 non-residents

ICE CREAM ZOOFARI AT CHARLES PADDOCK ZOO July 14, 2012 Cool down on a warm summer evening at the Charles Paddock Zoo’s ice creamfilled event. Your entry includes all you can eat ice cream, sundaes, root beer floats, sugar-free treats and so much more. Enjoy an evening with exotic animals and exotic ice cream! Join the fun from 5:30-8:30pm! Ticket Prices: Children 2 yrs and under FREE; Children 3-11 yrs $6; Adults (ages 12 and over) $10; CC Zoo Society Members receive a $1 discount on each ticket. Call (805) 461-5083 for more information.

LITTLE STUFF ART Your little stuff will love creating with paper, feathers, buttons, finger paint and more! Instructor: Katie Bent-Slay, 832-882-5775 Ages: 4-6 yrs. Fri 7/13-8/10 10:00-11:00 am Location: Colony Park Community Center, Arts & Crafts Room Fee: $45 residents, $49.50 non-residents

MAKING CHAINMAILLE JEWELRY Chainmaille is a fun way to make jewelry from jump rings. In each class you will learn how to make a different weave. The kit you purchase will have enough rings for an 8” chain and a pair of matching earrings, and will also include a clasp and ear wires. Costs of kits vary. Instructor: Karen Clanin, 466-3775 Ages: 12+ yrs. Mon 7/9 10:00am-1:00pm Mon 8/6 10:00am-1:00pm Location: Colony Park Community Center Fee: $35 residents, $38.50 non-residents Materials: Will vary from $15-20/class

MOSAIC ART Make amazing mosaics for your garden, your home or for your loved ones. Using glass, ceramic and decorative tiles, marbles, stones, shells and other treasures, you will love each project! Instructor: Katie Bent-Slay, 832-882-5775 Ages: 13+ yrs. Tues & Thur 7/10-8/2 5:00-6:00 pm Location: Colony Park Community Center, Arts & Crafts Room

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Fee: $60 residents, $66 non-residents Special: $5 discount to addt’l family members Materials: $15 material fee due to instructor at 1st class

MY STORYBOOK KITCHEN My Storybook Kitchen is a fun and engaging class where we explore the wonderful world of books through cooking, art, music & play. Your child will treasure their keepsake cookbook filled with our tasty recipes and their storybook art. Classes are open to 4 and 5 year olds that are comfortable with a little break from mom or dad. Space is limited. Instructor: Jennifer Weaver, 434-9062 Ages: 4-5 yrs. Tues 7/10-8/7* 10:00-11:15 am *No class 7/31 Location: Colony Park Community Center Fee: $36 residents, $39.60 non-residents Materials: $8 due to instructor at 1st class

PRE-SCHOOL STORYTIME Join us for this half-hour session of stories, songs, finger plays and a monthly craft. Signups are not required for this free program. The final storytime is June 13th and the program will resume again in mid-September. For information, call Joan at 461-6163. Ages: 3-6 Wednesdays, 10:30 am Location: Atascadero Library-Martin Polin Community Room

TODDLER TALES Toddlers and their caregivers will enjoy this lively 20-minute session. Each child and his or her caregiver will interact in a variety of positive ways. This includes participating in stories, songs, movement, nursery rhymes and finger plays. For information, call Joan at 461-6163. Thursdays, 10:30 am Ages: 18 months-3 years old Limit: 15 toddlers (pre-registration required) Location: Atascadero Library-Martin Polin Community Room

TURTLE & TORTOISE FESTIVAL AT CHARLES PADDOCK ZOO June 9-24 Did you know that turtles and tortoises have thrived on this planet since the age of di-

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Atascadero Activities – Pages 12 thru 14 nosaurs? Many of these exotic species are critically endangered. Come visit us to take a virtual trip around the globe to view and learn about some of these vanishing terrapins. Stop in at the Gift Shop to get your very own Turtle and Tortoise Passport and check off the endangered species as you go. This special event is FREE with normal admission.

WATERCOLOR Pick up your brush and join our class exploring the exciting world of watercolor. Enjoy learning a variety of techniques while painting landscapes, florals, seascapes and still life. For supply list please call instructor. This class includes beginners thru advanced students. Instructor: Evelyn Ingram, 466-7459 Ages: 13+ yrs. Wed 7/11-8/15 9:00am-12:00pm Thurs 7/12-8/16 1:00-4:00 pm Location: Colony Park Community Center, Arts & Crafts Room Fee: $40 residents, $44 non-residents

SPORTS & FITNESS

ADAPTIVE SPORTS & RECREATION This is a year-round group of activities offered by the North County Adaptive Sports and Recreation Program and the City of Atascadero. The activities will include kickball, volleyball, basketball, dancing, bocce ball and other social events. For more information please call Jim or Peggy Edwards at 238-0702. Ages: Disabled Athletes Ages 8+ Thurs Ongoing 5:30-7:00 pm Location: Colony Park Community Center Fee: Free (nominal fees may apply for social events)

ATASCADERO YOUTH CROSS COUNTRY This class will prepare your 7th and 8th grade student to race with the team at the distance of about one mile. There will be 3-4 races. They will learn appropriate distance training, fitness, teamwork, facing challenges and having fun. Instructor: Robyn Schmidt, 441-9476 Ages: 7th & 8th Graders 8/1-11/2 Wed 3:00-4:15 pm Fri 2:00-3:15 pm Location: Meet at Jr. High Track Fee: $60 residents, $66 non-residents Special: $5 discount to addt’l family members

GYMNASTICS Classes take place at: Pacific Coast Gymnastics, 8981 La Linia, Suite 4, www.pcgymnastics.com Sign-up through the City of Atascadero and Pacific Coast Gymnastics & $35 Annual Registration Fee will be waived! Toddler Gymnastics ~ Guppies

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Ages: 10 months - 3 1/4 yrs This is a fun and interactive class for both parent and child. In a semi-structured environment, children learn about body movement, coordination, and socializing. Tuesday AND/OR Thursday - 9:30-10:15 am 6/26-7/19 7/24-8/16 Fee: $28/month residents, $30.80/month nonresidents Preschool Gymnastics ~ Sea Stars Ages: 3 1/2-4 yrs A fun and motivating class for preschoolers to learn the basics of gymnastics in a structured environment. They will have fun jumping on the trampoline, swinging on the bars, crawling on the balance beam, and learn rolls and cartwheels! Tuesday 10:30-11:15 am 6/26-7/17, 7/24-8/14 Thursday 3:30-4:15 pm 6/28-7/19, 7/26-8/16 Fee: $50/session residents, $55/session nonresidents Toddler Gymnastics ~ Big Guppies Ages: 2 - 4 yrs Parent participation required. A fun and exciting semi-structured class. This class focuses on body movement, coordination and listening skills for the young child. Wednesday 10:30-11:15 am 6/27-7/18, 7/25-8/15 Fee: $28/month residents, $30.80/month nonresidents Kidz Play Ages: 5 & under This is a supervised free play hour for children ages five and under to explore the world of gymnastics. They can play on obstacle courses, jump on trampolines, swing on the bars or climb on a rope. Parent participation required. Monday - 10:00-11:00 am 6/25-7/16, 7/23-8/13 Fee: $6.50/class residents, $7.15/class non-residents Boys Beginning Gymnastics ~ Mako Sharks Ages: 5-10 yrs An introduction to basic gymnastics on floor, vault, bars, trampoline, rope climb, rings, and parallel bars. They will learn how to safely use the different equipment while building strength, increasing flexibility and coordination, and learning skill terminology. Wednesday - 4:30-5:30 pm 6/27-7/18, 7/25-8/15 Fee: $55/session residents, $60.50 non-residents Girls Beginning Gymnastics~ Sea Otters Ages: 5-10 yrs An introduction to basic gymnastics on floor, vault, bars, beam, trampoline, and rope climb. They will learn how to safely use the different equipment while building strength, increasing flexibility and coordination, and learning skill terminology. Thursday - 4:30-5:30 pm 6/28-7/19, 7/26-8/16 Fee: $55/session residents, $60.40 non-residents

KIDZ LOVE SOCCER Kidz 2-10 years of age learn the world’s most popular sport from professional coaches trained in the Kidz Love Soccer method. A session ex-

perience includes age appropriate activities: skill demonstrations, fun games, and instructional scrimmages conducted in a non-competitive, recreational format. Kidz Love Soccer: “Where the score is always fun to fun.” Shin guards required after first meeting. Mommy/Daddy & Me Soccer (Ages: 2 - 3.5 yrs.) Tot Soccer (Ages: 3.5 - 4 yrs.) Pre-Soccer (Ages: 4 - 5 yrs.) Soccer 2/3 (Ages: 7 - 10 yrs.) 1-888-372-5803 7/11-8/29 Wednesdays Fee: $80 residents, $88 non-residents Location: Sunken Gardens Park

MID-COAST VOLLEYBALL CAMP This instructional volleyball camp will help junior athletes improve their volleyball skills. The camp will break down the fundamentals of serving passing, setting, blocking, digging and spiking through technical instruction, drills and competitions to help athletes learn new skills and prepare them for their school team try-outs. Includes lunch daily! Instructor: Doug Harbottle, 441-6906 Ages: 12-18 yrs. Sat-Tues 8/4-8/7 9:00am-4:00pm Sat-Tues 8/11-8/14 9:00am-4:00pm Location: Colony Park Community Center Fee: $160 residents, $176 non-residents Special: $5 discount to addt’l family members Material: $40 material fee due to instructor at 1st class

SHORIN-RYU KARATE Traditional Okinawan Karate. Learn the basics of the original martial arts while building self-esteem, life skills, confidence, self-defense and a healthy body. An annual family registration fee of $50 is payable to the head instructor and can be pro-rated. Sempai Jose Lopez teaches the classes under the direction of the head instructors Renshi David and Michelle Rogers. Instructor: Michelle Rogers, 239-3232 Ages: 8+ yrs. Tues & Thurs 7/3-7/31 5:00-6:00 pm Tues & Thurs 8/2-8/30 5:00-6:00 pm Special: Free Karate uniform with registration & $5 off for each additional family member Fee: $ 60 resident, $6 6 non-resident Location: Colony Park Community Center, Dance & Exercise Room

START SMART BASEBALL Start Smart Baseball prepares children and their parents for organized baseball and softball without the threat of competition or the fear of getting hurt. Age appropriate equipment from Franklin Sports® and Hasbro® is used in teaching throwing, catching, batting, running and agility. Held once a week for 6 weeks, and each week the exercises become increasingly more difficult as the children show improvement. This program helps kids and parents have a positive sports experience together. Space is Limited to 12 players per session!! Parents MUST attend

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each session. Ages: 3-5 yrs. Tues 8/7-9/11 5:00-6:00 pm Location: Colony Park Community Center Gym Fee: $50.00 (includes shirt)

SUMMER SWIM PROGRAM – MAKING WAVES The City of Atascadero Community Services’ Aquatics Department is operating at the High School Pool this summer and offering top-notch certified swim lessons, programs, camps and more. All programs take place at Atascadero High School pool. It’s easy to register! Go to http://activenet.active.com/cityofatascadero 24 hrs/7 days a week or go to City Hall 6907 El Camino Real Mon-Thurs, 8:30 am-5:00 pm

SUMMER YOUTH BASKETBALL LEAGUE Join the first-ever Summer Youth Basketball League and have fun playing this summer! Practices & games will take place Mondays, Wednesdays and/or Fridays after 5:00 pm. Each team will have one practice slot and one game each week. Divisions will be 3rd-5th Grade Girls, 3rd-5th Grade Boys, 6th-8th Grade Boys and 6th-8th Grade Girls. Each team will be responsible for obtaining a sponsor ($100). Registration ends June 18th! Ages: 3rd-8th Grades 6/25-8/3 Mon, Wed & Fri Time Varies Location: Colony Park Community Center Gym Fee: $70 residents, $77 non-residents (includes team shirt)

TEEN CENTER 3-ON-3 BASKETBALL Find some buddies and join the Teen Center’s 3on-3 basketball league! This league will run on Tuesdays, with practice/warm-up times and games at 3:00pm. Ages: 9th-12th Grades 6/26-7/31 Tues Time Varies Location: Colony Park Community Center Fee: $30/team

TENNIS FOR ALL AGES - BEGINNING This class is for students who have had no previous instruction, or for players who want to review. Bring the family! Loaner rackets available. Instructor: John Siemens, 434-0792 Ages: 7+ yrs. Thurs 7/19-8/9 8:00-9:00 am Location: Junior High School Tennis Courts Fee: $40 resident, $44 non-resident

TENNIS FOR ALL AGES - INTERMEDIATE Classes are conducted for students who have had previous instruction. The fundamentals of stroke production will be stressed. Bring the family! Loaner rackets available. Instructor: John Siemens, 434-0792 Ages: 9+ yrs. Thurs 7/19-8/9 9:00-10:00 am Location: Junior High School Tennis Courts Fee: $40 resident, $44 non-resident

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TWELVE PATHS TAE KWON DO Providing positive, non-competitive traditional Korean discipline, dynamic martial arts achieving self-respect and confidence without ego. Three of the school’s twelve paths include humility, responsibility and courage. Knowledge will give you power, but character will give you respect. Instructor: Brad Hackleman 459-7052 Classes meet at the Colony Park Community Center Ages: 8-12 yrs. Mon & Wed 7/2-7/25* 5:00-6:00 pm *No class 7/4 Mon & Wed 7/30-8/22 5:00-6:00 pm Fee: $65 resident, $71.50 non-resident Ages: 11-15 yrs. Mon & Wed 7/2-7/25* 3:45-4:45 pm *No class 7/4 Mon & Wed 7/30-8/22 3:45-4:45 pm Fee: $65 resident, $71.50 non-resident Ages: 14+ yrs. Mon & Wed 7/2-7/25* 6:15-7:45 pm *No class 7/4 Mon & Wed 7/30-8/22 6:15-7:45 pm Fee: $80 resident, $88 non-resident

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ALL ABOUT LEARNING CAMPS Jr. Vehicle Engineering Students will creatively build and modify different vehicles including everyday vehicles, concept cars, construction machines and more using our unique LEGO® kits. Instructor: All About Learning, Inc. Ages: 6-9 yrs. Mon-Thurs 6/18-6/21 Mon-Thurs 8/13-8/16 Time: 9:00am-12:00pm Location: Colony Park Community Center Fee: $150 resident, $165 non-resident Jr. Engineering 1 Great hands-on learning and building. Students will creatively build and modify machines through basic engineering skills using our unique LEGO® kits. Instructor: All About Learning, Inc. Ages: 6-9 yrs. Mon-Thurs 6/25-6/28 Time: 9:00am-12:00pm Location: Colony Park Community Center Fee: $150 resident, $165 non-resident Collision Cars Students will use our unique LEGO® kits to build a variety of battling machines. This is a class of exploration, problem solving, and risktaking with a goal of learning and experimenting with how machines work and compete. Instructor: All About Learning, Inc. Ages: 6-9 yrs. Mon-Thurs 8/6-8/9 Time: 9:00am-12:00pm Location: Colony Park Community Center Fee: $150 resident, $165 non-resident Vehicle Engineering

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Students will build up to 13 different motorized vehicles capped off with a final project using our unique LEGO® kits. Vehicles include everyday vehicles, concept cars, construction machines and more. Instructor: All About Learning, Inc. Ages: 10-14 yrs. Mon-Thurs 6/18-6/21 1:00-4:00 pm Mon-Thurs 8/13-8/16 1:00-4:00 pm Location: Colony Park Community Center Fee: $150 resident, $165 non-resid Elementary Engineering Students will creatively build and modify machines applying basic engineering principles and using our unique LEGO® kits. This is an integrated science and math class. Instructor: All About Learning, Inc. Ages: 10-14 yrs. Mon-Thurs 6/25-6/28 1:00-4:00 pm Location: Colony Park Community Center Fee: $150 resident, $165 non-resident Collision Cars Students will use our unique LEGO® kits to build a variety of battling machines. This is a class of exploration, problem solving, and risktaking with a goal of learning and experimenting with how machines work and compete. Instructor: All About Learning, Inc. Ages: 10-14 yrs. Mon-Thurs 8/6-8/9 1:00-4:00 pm Location: Colony Park Community Center Fee: $150 resident, $165 non-resident

BABYSITTING & CPR CAMP This camp is designed to teach babysitting child care skills. You will receive infant/ child CPR certification, first aid safety tips, instruction and babysitting responsibility education. As a participant, you will learn about basic care needs for different age groups of children and storytelling. Legally you have to be 13 years old to babysit. Instructor: Janet Tingley, 461-0154 Ages: 11-15 yrs. Mon-Fri 6/18-6/22 1:00-5:00 pm Location: Colony Park Community Center Fee: $45 residents, $49.50 non-residents Materials: $55 due to instructor at 1st class (includes CPR book & card, babysitter certificate, first aid/babysitting kit, and handouts)

BMX CAMP Do you like trick riding BMX bikes? Do you want to learn new skills and tricks? Would you like to learn in a positive environment? Come out and learn to ride trick BMX bikes from some of the best BMX riders in the area. Beginning to intermediate levels of BMX bike riding ability are welcome. Our goal is to develop skills, sportsmanship, and park etiquette. BMX riders must bring a BMX bike, and a helmet. Protective elbow and knee pads are highly recommended. To get more detailed information please contact 461-7606. Registration will be taken at the ATown Park, Atascadero City Hall located at 6907 El Camino Real or register online at www.atascadero.org.

Ages: 8-16 yrs. (5-7yrs. parent present) Mon-Wed 6/25-6/27 9:00am-12:00pm Mon-Wed 7/30-8/1 9:00am-12:00pm Fee: $50 residents, $55 non-residents

GUARD START CAMP The City of Atascadero Department of Community Services is encouraging strong, young, swimmers ages 10 – 15 years to enroll in Guard Start Camp at the Atascadero High School Pool during the month of June. This course is designed to build individuals skills necessary to pass the Red Cross Lifeguarding course. Ages: 10-15 yrs. Mon-Fri 6/25-6/29 1:00-3:00 pm Location: Atascadero High School Pool Fee: $50 residents, $55 non-residents (includes camp t-shirt & pizza party)

MAD SCIENCE® OF SLO SUMMER CAMPS NASA Academy Journey Into Space Camp End your child’s summer with an exciting halfday camp all about exploring space and space phenomena. In this programming developed with NASA, your child will learn about the planets and moons, the sun and other stars, rocketry as well as what it is like to live in space. Ages: 5-10 yrs. 7/23-7/27 1:00-4:00 pm Location: Colony Park Community Center Fee: $110 resident, $121 non-resident Materials: $25 material fee due to instructor at 1st class Secret Agent Lab Crime From decoding messages and safe cracking to night vision goggles, campers will have the opportunity to check out spy equipment. Children also learn the science behind fingerprinting, how to use their powers of observation, and the science involved in evidence gathering and analysis. Ages: 5-10 yrs. 7/30-8/3 9:00 am-4:00 pm Location: Colony Park Community Center Fee: $220 resident, $242 non-resident Materials: $35 material fee due to instructor at 1st class Crazy Chemworks Camp HANDS ON Science Fun! Get your child geared up for summer with a specialty camp all about FUN Chemistry. Children will explore the science behind polymers, adhesives and luminescence as well as enjoy a full day of frozen experiments learning all about the sublimation of dry ice. Ages: 5-10 yrs. 6/25-6/29 1:00-4:00 pm Location: Colony Park Community Center Fee: $110 resident, $121 non-resident Materials: $25 material fee due to instructor at 1st class

SUMMER SCOOTER-SKATE CAMP Do you like skate boarding & scooter riding? Do you want to learn new skills and tricks? Would you like to learn in a positive environment? Come out and learn from some of the best

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skaters & scooter riders in the area. Beginners to intermediate levels of ability are welcome. Our goal is to develop skills, sportsmanship, and park etiquette. Campers must bring a skateboard or scooter and a helmet. This fun filled week will include playing some games, have an optional skate/scooter competition and get to know the Skate Park staff! For more information please contact the A-Town Park at 461-7606. Registration will be taken at the skate park, Atascadero City Hall 6907 El Camino Real or register online at www.atascadero.org. Ages: 8-16 yrs. (5-7yrs. parent present) Mon-Wed 6/25-6/27 12:00-3:00pm Mon-Wed 7/30-8/1 12:00-3:00 pm Fee: $50 residents, $55 non-residents

SELF-DEFENSE CAMP – YOUTH Kids Self-Defense Camp is a fun interactive 5 day course that teaches students the basics of self protection in an age appropriate manner. We cover bullying and stranger danger in both live and virtual environments. The curriculum empowers youth by giving them concrete tools for detecting dangerous situations ahead of time, deescalating verbal confrontations, and prevailing if physically accosted. Instructor: Chris Johnston, 512-845-2574 Ages: 6-12 yrs. Mon-Fri 6/18-6/22 9:00am-12:00pm Location: Colony Park Community Center Fee: $100 residents, $110 non-residents Special: $5 discount to addt’l family members

TEEN SELF-DEFENSE CAMP – TEEN Teen Self-Defense Intensive is a fun and interactive 3 day course that teaches students the basics of self protection in an age appropriate manner. We cover bullying and stranger danger in both live and virtual environments as well as addressing gender specific safety issues. The curriculum empowers youth by giving them concrete tools for; detecting dangerous situations ahead of time, deescalating verbal confrontations, and prevailing if physically accosted. Instructor: Chris Johnston, 512-845-2574 Ages: 13-17 yrs. Boys Mon-Wed 7/23-7/25 4:00-7:00pm Girls Mon-Wed 7/23-7/25 12:00-3:00pm Time: 12:00-3:00 pm Location: Colony Park Community Center Fee: $80 residents, $88 non-residents Special: $5 discount to addt’l family members

WATER POLO CAMP Come out and learn to play Water Polo from AHS water polo coach and players. Beginning and intermediate players’ ability are welcome. Our goal is to develop shooting and dribbling skills along with working on offensive and defensive skills. Ages: 9-14 yrs. Mon-Thurs 8/13-8/16 10:00-11:30 am Location: Atascadero High School Pool Fee: $40 residents, $44 non-residents

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