Palo Alto Art Center 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. The Art Center’s Art Truck provides ongoing arts experiences for community members at locations listed on Facebook and Twitter. • 650-329-2366 • firstname.lastname@example.org • www.cityofpaloalto.org/artcenter, www.facebook.com/paloaltoartcenter Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra 4000 Middlefield Road, #M1, Palo Alto. Award-winning youth orchestra has been performing locally for more than 35 years. One of the few youth groups in the nation devoted exclusively to chamber music. The season runs from September-June and features worldrenowned soloists and string orchestra masterpieces performed at the highest level. Manager: Hans Hoffer. • 650-856-3848 • email@example.com • www.pacomusic.org Palo Alto Children’s Theatre 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. The oldest theater by and for children in the United States offers classes, performances, backstage and onstage opportunities for participants ages 4-24. High school and college summer stock program, ages 1624. Extensive workshops and school-year season performances. Tickets are $10-12. Director: Judge Lucky. • Main Office: 650-463-4930. Box Office: 650-463-4970, Tue-Sat 2-6 p.m. • firstname.lastname@example.org • www.cityofpaloalto.org/childrenstheatre Ragazzi Boys Chorus 20 N. San Mateo Drive, Ste. 9, San Mateo. One of the largest boys’ choruses in the San Francisco Bay Area, Ragazzi is a regional center for music education for boys and young men ages 7-18. Holds auditions in January, May and September and provides musical training to boys who love to sing. Concerts are mostly on the Peninsula. • 650-342-8785 • Ragazzi@Ragazzi.org • www.ragazzi.org Raices de Mexico P.O. Box 50101, Palo Alto. Offers classes in Mexican folklore dance to children and teens at the Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, studios L4 and L6. Alllevels. Weekly classes run August-December and January-May. Fri 6:30-8:30 p.m. Director: Maria Elena Varela. • 650-322-1501 • email@example.com • www.ryaa.org/epaparrc/organization.html?intId=11 Silicon Valley Boychoir 600 Homer Ave., Palo Alto. For boys ages 6 and up in downtown Palo Alto who like to sing. Auditions in June, January and August. • 650-424-1242 • www.svboychoir.org
Classes/places to go Computer History Museum 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mtn. View. See entry in Arts (Museums) section. • 650-810-1010 • www.computerhistory.org Dance classes 1305 Middlefield Road,
Palo Alto. Palo Alto Arts and Sciences Division offers dance classes each quarter for children ages 2-18 in ballet, hip hop, modern dance and capoeira. • 650-463-4900 • firstname.lastname@example.org • www.cityofpaloalto.org/enjoy DanceVisions Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Road, Bldg. L-3, Palo Alto. A nonprofit community dance project offering ongoing classes for all ages, including creative dance, ballet and modern dance for children. Board of Directors President: Laura Zweig. • 650-858-2005 • email@example.com • danceaction.org Enjoy! City of Palo Alto program offers quarterly classes and activities plus summer camps and aquatics. Drawing, photography, fishing, hiking, swimming, softball, basketball, ballroom dancing and more. Enrollment for middle school athletics for Jordan, JLS and Terman students. Pick up an Enjoy catalog at Palo Alto recreation centers and libraries. • 650-463-4900 • firstname.lastname@example.org • www.cityofpaloalto.org/enjoy Foothill College Observatory 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. View stars, planets and galaxies through a 16-inch reflecting telescope. Open on clear nights. Closed when cloudy. Free to all ages. $2 parking. Director: Andrew Fraknoi. • 650-949-7334 • www.foothill.fhda.edu/ast Hidden Villa 26870 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills . Hidden Villa is a nonprofit educational organization that uses its organic farming, wilderness, and community to teach and provide opportunities to learn about the environment and social justice. Programs include summer camp, environmental education, public programs, community supported agriculture, hostel and facility rentals, volunteers and more. Director: Nikki Bryant. • 650-949-8650; 650-949-9704 for reservations • email@example.com • www.hiddenvilla.org Lucy Evans Baylands Nature Center 2775 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto . Duck pond on site. Wooden walkway runs over adjacent marsh to the edge of the Bay. Displays and laboratory at the nature center. Nature center hours: Thu-Fri 2-5 p.m.; Sat-Sun 1-5 p.m. Occasional workshops, slide shows and nature hikes; facility space available by appointment. • 650-329-2506 Mitchell Park Youth and Teen Center: The Drop 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. The “Drop” is a free after-school drop-in center, offering computer/ homework lab, homework assistance, break dancing, game tournaments, pool table, ping-pong, big-screen TV, cooking and more. Open Mon-Fri 3-5:30 p.m., Wed 2-5:30 p.m. During reconstruction of Mitchell Park Library and Community Center, the Teen Center will be located at Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Road. Recreation Coordinator of Teen Services: Jessica Lewis.
• 650-329-2390 • Jessica.Lewis@cityofpaloalto.org • www.cityofpaloalto.org, search “The Drop” Museum of American Heritage 351 Homer Ave., Palo Alto. Permanent and rotating collections of antiques and selected items from private collections, celebrating the effects of innovation. Classes, lectures and events. Fri-Sun 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Director: Gwenyth Claughton. • 650-321-1004 • firstname.lastname@example.org • www.moah.org Pacific Art League 668 Ramona St., Palo Alto. Art classes for children, teens and adults. Galleries. Eight week-long summer camps from June-August for kids and teens, plus spring and summer art classes. Director: Richard Ambrose. • 650-321-3891 • email@example.com • www.pacificartleague.org Palo Alto Art Center 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto . Offers year-round art classes and workshops for children ages preschool and up. Project LOOK! offers a docent-led tour of current exhibitions with a hands-on activity that follows in the Project LOOK! studio. Follow the “On the Road” program and explore where art can take you. Temporary address during renovation: Lucie Stern Community Center, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Director: Karen Kienzle. • 650-329-2366 • firstname.lastname@example.org • www.cityofpaloalto.org/artcenter Palo Alto Family YMCA Ventura Activity Center 3900 Ventura Court, Palo Alto. The center for local teens provides tutoring, homework assistance, and supervised sports and recreation. Sponsored by the Palo Alto Family YMCA, and the City of Palo Alto’s Recreation and Positive Alternatives for Youth departments. Director: Scott Glissmeyer. • 650-842-2753 • email@example.com • www.paloaltofamilyymca.org Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo 1451 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto . Fun and learning go together for children and their families in the hands-on, interactive exhibits and mini-zoo. The zoo houses bobcats, a red-tailed hawk and bats. The museum offers science classes, summer camps and an outreach program to local schools. Free admission, donations are welcome. Tue-Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun 1-4 p.m. • 650-329-2111 • www.cityofpaloalto.org/jmz Parents Place 200 Channing Ave., Palo Alto. Services include parent-child classes, parenting workshops, parentsupport groups, as well as Community Education Center, a mobile program that brings support groups and workshops to work sites, places of workshop and community organzations. Director: Karen Friedland-Brown. • 650-688-3040 • firstname.lastname@example.org • www.ParentsPlaceOnline.org
Sports American Legion Baseball -- Palo Alto 4319 Rocky Point Road, Anaheim. For ages 16-19. Two teams -- 17 and under as well as 19 and under. Season runs from Memorial Day to early August. Postings at area high schools. Director: Tony Brewer. • www.baseball.legion.org/baseball Atherton Lacrosse Summer camps, classes and clinics throughout the year. Beginners to Intermediate levels. Open toboys and girls of all ages. Locations in Atherton, Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Los Altos Hills and other Bay Area cities. • 888-526-3330 • email@example.com • www.AthertonLacrosse.com AYSO - Palo Alto - Region 26 Palo Alto. Serves, Palo Alto, Los Altos Hills, Stanford University and East Palo Alto. 850 volunteers produce soccer programs each year for more than 2,000 children ages 3-18. Open enrollment for instructional programs in the fall and spring, camps during school breaks, soccerfest pick-up games in the summer and tournament teams in the spring. • registrar.ayso26.org • www.ayso26.org Palo Alto Babe Ruth League P.O. Box 1363, Palo Alto. For ages 13-15. Spring season from March through early July. For baseball players in Palo Alto, Menlo Park, East Palo Alto, Atherton, Woodside, Portola Valley and Redwood City. Signups and tryouts for spring play in early February. Majority of games played at Baylands Athletic Center, Gunn High School and Palo Alto High School. Director: Marty Catteneo. • www.pababeruth.org Blue Angels Youth Ski & Snowboard Program 1630 N. Main St., #128, Walnut Creek. Offered each winter through the City of Menlo Park, City of Palo Alto and the Town of Los Altos Hills, the Blue Angels operates a five-Saturday ski and snowboard program that includes transportation, lift tickets, all-day professional coaching, lunch, adult supervision and a ProTec Helmet. Bus departs from the Lucie Stern Community Center. • Menlo Park Community Services Department at 650-330-2200; or City of Palo Alto Recreation at 650-463-4929; or Los Altos Hills at 650-941-7222 • firstname.lastname@example.org • www.BlueAngelSnow.com Palo Alto Girls Softball P.O. Box 60027, Palo Alto. Softball league for girls ages 5-14. Recreation season runs from midMarch through May. Summer and Fall travel teams are also organized. Fliers are sent to district schools, and previous players should receive information via email. Residents of the greater Palo Alto area, including East Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Portola Valley, Los Altos and Stanford, are welcome. Check website for online registration information. President Mike Cobb. • 650-209-0454 • email@example.com • www.paloaltogirlssoftball.org Palo Alto Knights Youth Football For ages 7 through 8th grade grouped in www.PaloAltoOnline.com Info Palo Alto • 45
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