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Spring 2013 WHAT’S INSIDE Adults Over 55 3 Dance 4-5 Fitness 6-7 Personal Enrichment 8 Sports 9-12 Tiny Tots Preschool 13 Visual & Performing Arts 14

RecreationActivity Services Guide CITY OF PETALUMA

City of Petaluma Recreation Services 320 N McDowell Blvd Petaluma, CA 94954


Rocky Memorial Park 9 acres, partially fenced. Licensed dogs can run free. Located at the end of Casa Grande Road.

CAVANAGH POOL WINTER SCHEDULE: January 3 thru March 30 SELF-GUIDED EXERCISE ...Monday from 9:30 to 11 a.m.; Tuesday & Thursday from 6 to 7 p.m.; Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.; Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. AQUA THERAPY & FITNESS CLASSES ...Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 12 to 1 p.m.; Wednesday from 12 to 1 p.m. Aqua Zumba ...Wednesday evenings from 6 to 7 p.m. and Saturday mornings from 9 to 10 a.m., but will not be included as part of the winter subscription. The fee for Aqua Zumba will remain at $7 per class.

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Dog Run Areas

In all dog run areas these rules apply. A responsible person must:  Stay in the area with the animal.  Keep the animal under voice control.  Clean up after your dog.  Max of two (2) dogs per person.  Adhere to posted times, days, areas Assure all park uses have comfortable  access and use of site.

WINTER TERMS • Winter fees cover unlimited access to the pool during its scheduled hours, excluding the hours noted above for Aqua Zumba • The pool will be open rain or shine except during severe or electrical storms or high-wind advisories • Pool closures, generally due to weather conditions, will be reported to those who send their e-mail address to and also on the outgoing message of the pool’s answering machine at 778-4536 • Should the pool need to close for an extended period, fees will be refunded on a prorated basis • Should the pool’s scheduled resurfacing delay the start date of January 3rd, winter subscriptions will be extended by the number of “lost” days QUESTIONS? Call Liz at 778-4536 Monday thru Thursday between 9:30 and 11 a.m., or e-mail her at

General Department Information, Park Permits, and Facility Rentals: Telephone 707-778-4380 Address 320 N McDowell Blvd Petaluma, CA 94954 Online Online Reg Graffiti Hotline 707-776-3606 ~ STAFF ~ Scott Brodhun, Assistant City Manager Jan Mandrell, Recreation Supervisor Don Phoenix, Recreation Supervisor Don Streeper, Recreation Coordinator Donnie Frank, Administrative Technician Jennifer Williams, Office Assistant II PARKS MAINTENANCE Ron DeNicola, Parks and Landscape Manager 707-778-4303 If you do not live in Petaluma, a $5 non-resident fee will be added to your class registration.


~ FACILITIES ~ Cavanagh Pool, 778-4536 Cavanagh Recreation Center, 778-4519 Petaluma Community Center, 778-4380 Petaluma Marina, 778-4489 Petaluma Senior Center, 778-4399 Petaluma Swim Center, 778-4410 We welcome persons with disabilities to participate in any class or activity offered by the City of Petaluma, Recreation Services. We will make reasonable effort to accommodate the participants special needs so that they may enjoy the recreational opportunities offered by our department. The City of Petaluma prohibits discrimination in all its programs, facilities and activities, on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal or because all or a part of an individuals’s income is derived from any public assistance program.

707-778-4380 │ 320 N MCDOWELL BLVD │ PETALUMA, CA 94954

Petaluma Community Center

Book Your Next Event with Us! • commercial kitchen • multiple meeting rooms • banquet rooms • display space • free wi-fi

Meet our friendly staff who will assist you with booking your next event.

320 N McDowell Blvd ● Petaluma, CA 94954 707.778.4380 • fax 707.778.4473

211 Novak Drive, Petaluma, CA 94954, 707-778-4399

The Senior Center continues to offer new programs, groups and classes to enrich the lives of our members. Don’t be shy! Come and join in the fun happening every day. Try something new. if you don’t like it - try something else. The point is to exercise your brain and experience the camaraderie that makes our center so popular. Petaluma Senior Center Advisory Committee...meetings are open to the public and held bimonthly at the Senior Center.


Adults over 55

Petaluma Senior Center

Is your senior loved one suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias?

Please join us for a Brain Aerobics? On the telephone? Yes! Or if you prefer, how about poetry reading, bird watching, or a vision support group? We even have health presentations, armchair trips, a talent show, and other special events right on the telephone! Senior Center Without Walls (SCWW), an award winning nondenominational, non-profit community outreach program sponsored by Episcopal Senior Communities, offers activities, friendly conversation, and an assortment of classes and support groups to elders throughout California who find it difficult to go to a community senior center. From the comfort of their own homes, participants connect to activities using their own telephones. And it’s free! For more information call toll-free: 1-877-797-7299 or check out our website:

FREE Educational Workshop

for those caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. The workshop will cover how to: • Manage Behaviors • Encourage Engagement • Care for Yourself While Caring for a Loved One When: February 7, 1-5pm Where: Petaluma Senior Center 211 Novak Drive, Petaluma, CA RSVP: 707-586-1516



Pre-Ballet Children learn essential technique as they act and dance stories, listen to and clap the rhythms of classical music, learn how to stretch and balance, pretend, imagine and improvise while having lots of fun. Attire: Girls-leotard, tights and pink ballet slippers. Boys-shorts, t-shirt, ankle socks and black ballet slippers. Ongoing monthly registration for those classes that are full, registration for new students starts the 16th of each month for the following month. (For example, on December 16th, new students for January will be accepted, space allowing.) Spring session will finish with a recital on Tuesday, June 4. A costume fee will be announced and paid directly to the instructor. Instructor: Zoura O’Neill Fee: $40 per session 3-4 Tu 12:30 to 1:15pm 4-5 Tu 1:30 to 2:15pm 5-6 Tu 3:30 to 4:15pm

1/8 - 1/29 04018.101 04015.101 04019.101

2/5 - 2/26 04018.102 04015.102 04019.102

3/5 - 3/26 04018.103 04015.103 04019.103

4/2 - 4/23 04018.104 04015.104 04019.104

5/7-5/28 04018.105 04015.105 04019.105

Ballet, Tap & Jazz This is a great introduction to rhythm and movement! During class we transform from graceful cats to tapping alligator and other fun characters. The class covers the basic tap and ballet steps. We also play a variety of musical instruments in a parade to work on rhythm. Parents are always welcome to observe classes. Come in your favorite dance attire. Tap and ballet shoes are provided!

Growing up at Marin Dance Theatre

To participate in our recital, please register by 2/6 in order to learn your dances for our fantastic Broadway Showtime Review on May 22, 7:30pm. $20-$40 costume fee will be due to the instructor. Instructor: Julie Faye 2-3 4-5 6-8


1:30 to 2:15pm 2:30 to 3:15pm 3:30 to 4:15pm

1/9 - 1/30 04088.101 04007.101 04008.101 $50

2/6 - 2/27 04088.102 04007.102 04008.102 $50

3/6 - 3/27 04088.103 04007.103 04008.103 $50

4/10 - 5/22 04088.104 04007.104 04008.104 $80




4:25 to 5:15pm

1/9 - 1/30 04099.101 $50

2/6 - 2/27 04099.102 $50

3/6 - 3/27 04099.103 $50

Collette Goode -Advanced Senior Level Dancer

In this class we are learning more complicated dance steps and routines. Instructor approval is required to enroll in this class. Come in your favorite dance attire. Tap and ballet shoes are provided! Please see recital notes above. 4/10 - 5/22 04099.104 $80

A ballet school unlike any other. Marin Dance Theatre, One St. Vincent Drive, San Rafael, CA 94903 (415) 499-8891 •


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Beginning Ballet

110 Howard Street

Rhythm N’ 2’s

Come dance with us and let us share our joy of dance with your youngster. Your young dancer will be introduced to rhythms and movement through dance and mime. We use hand-held instruments, costumes and props to enhance motor development. Moms or Dads participate with their child for a wonderful sharing experience. (Please, Moms or Dads only) A wonderful beginning movement class for budding dancers. Clothing: Girls; pink leotard (no attached skirts), pink tights and pink leather ballet shoes. Boys; White T-shirt, shorts, socks and black leather ballet shoes. Please, ballet shoes only. Classes are ongoing sessions. |Note: For those classes that are full, registration for new students starts the 16th of each month for the following month. (For example: On August 16th, new students for September will be accepted, space allowing).

Rhythm N’2’s

Beginning Ballet

Kidz Jazz

Kidz Jazz





9:30am to 10:15am

3:45pm to 4:45pm

3:45pm to 4:45pm

4:45pm to 5:45pm






1/10 - 1/31


2/7 - 2/28


3/7 - 3/28


4/4 - 4/25










1/8 - 1/29


2/5 - 2/26


3/5 - 3/26


4/2 - 4/23


1/8 - 1/29


2/5 - 2/26


3/5 - 3/26


4/2 - 4/23

$40 $52


Dance with Petaluma School of Ballet

Children are taught basic ballet movement. They will dance and pretend as they act out stories using dance movement. We use a variety of music to enhance musical rhythms and incorporate clapping and listening, using stretching and improvisation while having lots of fun. Let us share our love of dance with your youngster. Clothing: Girls: lavender leotard, tights, and pink ballet slippers. Boys: shorts, t-shirt and black dance slippers. Kidz Jazz

A fun movement class and a great way to introduce your child to movement. This class taught by Danielle Hamilton Maca explores different ways of moving using upbeat music and rhythms. Clothing: Leotards and tights or jazz pants with jazz shoes.



Line Dancing Ever wish you could join in with the line dancers out on the dance floor? You will be able to after taking this class! We will cover the basic steps involved in line dancing as well as learn several easy and fun dances to your favorite country music. Don’t be shy, come on by and have some fun! Instructor: Julie Faye Age: 13+

Fee: $50

04011.101 ▪ 5:30pm to 6:20pm ▪ W ▪ 1/9 - 1/30 04011.102 ▪ 5:30pm to 6:20pm ▪ W ▪ 2/6 - 2/27 04011.103 ▪ 5:30pm to 6:20pm ▪ W ▪ 3/6 - 3/27 04011.104 ▪ 5:30pm to 6:20pm ▪ W ▪ 4/10 - 5/1


Fitness & Health

Ma ke S o Thi s Ye me Ch a ar, Try nges Yog a!

Yoga for every body! Ongoing Yoga Classes at All Levels Every Day • Laughter Yoga • Tai Chi/Chi Gung • Beginning and Advanced • And much more!

Call for schedule or go to our website


Gentle Hatha Yoga with Mary Tappan, Occupational Therapist

Our 90 minute Zumba Dance Party is whats HOT on a Friday night! Come out, get Fit and bring your friends. Kick off your weekend with Salsa, Hip Hop, Merengue, Belly Dance, and a little Booty Beat. This is a fun, exhilarating, easy to follow cardio dance class with a disco ball! Come on! We can’t wait to dance with you!

Have you been looking for the perfect way to ease into the weekend or unwind and relax mid-week? Come try our Gentle Hatha Yoga classes. See how traditional Hatha Yoga poses can increase your flexibility, tone your muscles, revitalize the organs, reduce stress/tension and often decreases chronic pain.

Instructors: Andrea Anderson, Venona Orr, Corrie Williams Ages: all ages welcome

Fee: $12 per class

05033.101 ▪ F ▪ 5:30pm to 7pm ▪ 1/25 05033.102 ▪ F ▪ 5:30pm to 7pm ▪ 2/8 05033.103 ▪ F ▪ 5:30pm to 7pm ▪ 3/29 05033.104 ▪ F ▪ 5:30pm to 7pm ▪ 4/26

Instructor: Mary Tappan

Zumba Saturdays

ZUMBA is a FUN and exhilarating way to start off your Saturday. This fast paced cardio dance class will tone your entire body and help melt off inches. Dance to to American hits as well as Latin and other exciting international rhythms. Guaranteed to make you sweat and so easy to follow you’ll be hooked! Join the party! Instructors: Andrea Anderson, Venona Orr Ages: all ages welcome

Fee: $8 per class

05032.101 ▪ 8am to 9am ▪ Sa ▪ 1/12 - 1/19


Integrative Yoga & Stress Management Center

05032.102 ▪ 8am to 9am ▪ Sa ▪ 2/2 - 2/23 05032.103 ▪ 8am to 9am ▪ Sa ▪ 3/2 - 3/16 05032.104 ▪ 8am to 9am ▪ Sa ▪ 4/13 - 4/20

490 Second St. Petaluma • 769-9933

Zumba! Petaluma School of Ballet

Zumba is a Latin-based workout that is fun, effective and easy to do! Zumba fuses Latin musical rhythms and tantalizing moves with interval training sessions where fast and slow rhythms are combined with resistance to tone and sculpt your body while burning fat. Add some Latin flavor and dance moves into the mix and that’s Zumba! These classes are taught by our Zumba certified instructors - Katy Derby, Erin Strand, and Danielle Maca. Ages: 16+ Fee: $56 / once per week $98 / two times per week $126 / three times per week 05029.101 ▪ 1/7 - 2/11 ▪ 6 wks 9am to 10am ▪ M/Sa & 6:15pm to 7:15pm ▪ Tu/Th 05029.102 ▪ 2/18 - 3/25 ▪ 6 wks 9am to 10am ▪ M /Sa & 6:15pm to 7:15pm ▪ Tu/Th 05029.103 ▪ ▪ 4/1 - 5/6 ▪ 6 wks 9am to 10am ▪ M/Sa & 6:15pm to 7:15pm ▪ Tu/Th


Mary has been teaching Hatha Yoga and Gentle Hatha Yoga for over 25 years. There is always a way to modify a pose, if necessary, enabling everyone to participate at their highest level to obtain maximum health benefits. Those who are experienced students perform more challenging variations of the poses.

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Age: 15+ Fee: 1 time per week $48 2 times per week $72 All sessions are 4 weeks

05014.101 ▪ 6pm to 7:15pm ▪ Th ▪ 1/10 - 1/31 & 10 am to 11:15am ▪ Sa ▪ 1/12 - 2/2Th 05014.102 ▪ 6pm to 7:15pm ▪ Th ▪ 2/7 - 2/28 & 10 am to 11:15am ▪ Sa ▪ 2/9 - 3/2 05014.103 ▪ 6pm to 7:15pm ▪ Th ▪ 3/7 - 3/28 & 10 am to 11:15am ▪ Sa ▪ 3/9 - 3/30 05014.104 ▪ 6pm to 7:15pm ▪ Th ▪ 4/4 - 4/25 & 10 am to 11:15am ▪ Sa ▪ 4/6 - 4/27

Ages: 15 +

Total Body Fitness


Total Body Fitness is an all encompassing program. Every class varies to provide cross training with various equipment. Simple step routines, free weights, resistance bands, kickboxing, stability balls and Pilates are incorporated to help you burn fat and kick up your metabolism. All levels of fitness welcome in a fun and supportive environment. Please wear cross training athletic shoes. Bring a water bottle and mat to class!

Zumba is a cardio based dance workout with sculpting exercises designed to tone the entire body.  International Latin based music is combined with fun, simple dance steps.  All ages and fitness levels welcome! 05031.101 ▪ 1/ 2 - 1/31 ▪ 4 wks 05031.102 ▪ 2/4 - 2/28 ▪ 4 wks 05031.103 ▪ 3/4, - 3/28 ▪ 4 wks

05002.102 ▪ 2/5 - 2/28 ▪ 4 wks

05031.105 ▪ 5/6 - 5/30 ▪ 4 wks

05002.103 ▪ 3/5 - 3/28 ▪ 4 wks

05001.102 ▪ 2/4 - 3/1 ▪ 4 wks

05002.104 ▪ 4/2 - 5/2 ▪ 5 wks

05001.103 ▪ 3/4 - 3/29 ▪ 4 wks

05002.105 ▪ 5/7 - 5/30 ▪ 4 wks

05001.104 ▪ 4/1 - 5/3 ▪ 5 wks

Monday TOTAL BODY FITNESS Cardio, Tone, and Firm

05001.105 ▪ 5/6 - 5/30 ▪ 4 wks

All Classes

9:15 to 10:30am

4wks 5wks

1x per week



2x per week



3x per week



unlimited $80

Pilates develops core strength through integrative exercises using flexibility, proper body alignment and balance. All levels welcome-fast results! Great to help lower back and improve posture. Please wear comfortable clothes, be prepared to work barefoot. Bring mat and water. 05002.101 ▪ 1/3 - 1/31 ▪ 4 wks

05031.104 ▪ 4/1 - 5/2 ▪ 5 wks 05001.101 ▪ 1/2 - 2/1 ▪ 4 wks

Mat & Stability Ball Pilates with Andrea

ZUMBA 5:30 to 6:30pm

Tuesday ZUMBA 9 to 10am

TOTAL BODY FITNESS Cardio, Tone, and Firm 5:30 to 6:45 pm

Wednesday TOTAL BODY FITNESS Cardio, Core Body Sculpt 9:15 to 10:30am ZUMBA 5:30 to 6:30pm

Thursday ZUMBA


9 to 10am

9:15 to 10:30am

TOTAL BODY FITNESS Cardio, Core Body Sculpt

Fitness & Health

Fitness with Andrea

5:30 to 6:45 pm


Fitpass: $8 per class, buy 8 get one free



7 to 8 pm

7 to 8 pm

Children’s Workshop Morning co-op preschool Afternoon childcare Experienced staff with a low adult to child ratio.

For information and enrollment call 707-763-1083 www.petalumachildrensworkshop/home


Personal Enrichment

Child and Babysitter Safety Jumpstart Writing Have you always wanted to write but don’t know how to start? Jump in and join us for fun and lively writing experiences.Beginners as well as experienced writers welcome.Bring a notebook and a fast-moving pen as we travel on a journey of exploration and deep writing through inspirational prompts. Instructor: Marlene Cullen Age: 18+

This class teaches practical information to provide babysitter skills to handle any situation. Includes child and infant CPR. Instructor: CPR etc. Age: 11-16 Fee: $50 07040.101 ▪ 8am to Noon ▪ Sa ▪ 1/19 ▪ 1 day 07040.102 ▪ 8am to Noon ▪ Sa ▪ 3/16 ▪ 1 day

Fee: $60 / $15 drop-in

07006.101 ▪ 9:30am to 11:30am ▪ Tu ▪ 2/5 - 2/26 ▪ 4wks 07006.102 ▪ 9:30am to 11:30am ▪ Tu ▪ 3/5 - 3/26 ▪ 4wks 07006.103 ▪ 9:30am to 11:30am ▪ Tu ▪ 4/2 - 4/23 ▪ 4wks

The date, time, and location of activities published in this guide are correct at the time of publication. Due to unforeseen circumstances the information published may be changed at any time.

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Adult Beginners

All the basics are covered to learn the game of a lifetime...all you need is a racket and tennis shoes. Adv. Beginner/Intermediates Location: Leghorns Lighted Tennis Courts

Playing strategies and match play for the more seasoned player. Adv Beginners/Intermediate Location: Lucchesi Park Lighted Tennis Courts

Adult Round Robin Location: Lucchesi Park Tennis Courts

A two hour drop-in Round Robin every Saturday. All levels are welcome as long as you know how to play. The first 16 players who show up, get in ... show up early to guarantee a spot. Cost is $8 and you can purchase a punch card at the Petaluma Community Center prior to playing. A great way to meet local players. Age: 14+


These 3 week, 1 1/2 hour classes are designed for adults who can come out in the morning and learn to play the game of a lifetime. Not only will you have fun, but it is a great way to meet other players in the community.



Adult Tennis with Jerry Mehciz

Fee: $8 per class

09039.101 ▪ 8:30am to 10:30am ▪ Sa ▪ February 09039.102 ▪ 8:30am to 10:30am ▪ Sa ▪ March 09039.103 ▪ 8:30am to 10:30am ▪ Sa ▪ April 09039.104 ▪ 8:30am to 10:30am ▪ Sa ▪ May

Swingers Junior Beg Players

5-7 8-13 10-14


1/7 - 1/23 3pm to 3:30pm 09028.101 3:30pm to 4:30pm 09032.101 4:30pm to 5:30pm 09029.101

2/4 - 2/20 09028.102 09032.102 09029.102

3/4 - 3/20 09028.103 09032.103 09029.103

4/1 - 4/17 09028.104 09032.104 09029.104

$42 $60 $60

Adult Beg Adv Beg/Int

14+ 15+


6pm to 7pm 7 to 8:30pm

2/4 - 2/20 09034.101 09035.101

3/4 - 3/20 09034.102 09035.102

4/1 - 4/17 09034.103 09035.103

4/29 - 5/15 09034.104 09035.104

$72 $108

Beginner Adv Int/Adv

14+ 14+


10:30am to noon 9 to 10:30am

2/6 - 2/20 09036.101 09037.101

3/6 - 3/20 09036.102 09037.102

4/3 - 4/17 09036.103 09037.103

5/1 - 5/15 09036.104 09037.104

$54 $54

JUNIOR Tennis with KEITH HAYES All Juniors classes at Leghorns Park

Junior Swingers Players aged 5-7 learn to rally back and forth using softer, slower balls on a modified 36-foot court. Kid-sized courts and equipment equal more fun, less frustration and immediate results! 8 students max. Junior BeginnerS Players age 8 and up learn the basics of tennis using softer, slower balls on a modified 60-foot court. Kids have fun and develop technique with age and skill appropriate games and drills. 8 students max.

High Performance Junior Clinic Location: Leghorns Lighted Tennis Courts

Designed for high school players and aspiring high school players, this hour-and-a-half drop-in clinic combines 45 minutes of drills and instruction with 45 minutes of head-to-head competition. Students will work on all aspects of all the game including strokes, strategy, shot selection, footwork and keys to mental toughness. For advanced players only. Ages: 14 - 18 09074.101 ▪ 4pm to 5:30pm ▪ 1/1 - 1/31 09074.102 ▪ 4pm to 5:30pm ▪ 2/2 - 2/28 09074.103 ▪ 4pm to 5:30pm ▪ 3/2 - 3/30 09074.104 ▪ 4pm to 5:30pm ▪ 4/2 - 4/30

Junior Players Players aged 10 and up (or by invitation) learn tennis on a full-sized court. This course will introduce young players to competition, strategy and improved technique using age and skill appropriate games and drills. 10 students max.




Fencing for Kids For hundreds of years, fencing has captured the imagination of generation after generation of young people. Who hasn’t imagined themselves with sword in hand, fending off hordes of enemies with a quick and daring blade? Fencing for kids is an introduction to the fine sport of fencing. With an emphasis on fun, kids learn the basics of the sport; discipline, respect, honor and the importance of physical fitness. All equipment is provided for free. Instructor: James Liebich Age: 7-12 Fee: $50 09027.101 ▪ 4:30 to 5:30pm ▪ M ▪ 1/7-2/4 ▪ 4 wks 09027.102 ▪ 4:30 to 5:30pm ▪ M ▪ 2/25-3/18 ▪ 4 wks 09027.103 ▪ 4:30 to 5:30pm ▪ M ▪ 3/25-4/15 ▪ 4 wks


Location: Kenilworth Teen Center 150 Fairgrounds Drive

Judo is a Martial Art that was developed in Japan from Jujitsu in the late 19th century. Judo translates to the “gentle way” and teaches the principle of flexibility in the application of technique. This includes the efficient use of balance, leverage, and movement in the performance of Judo throws and other skills. Learn skill, technique, and timing, rather than the use of brute strength to overcome a stronger opponent. All students must register with USJA or USJF. This is an annual membership required for all students to compete in tournaments, promotions, and insurance. Promotions will be based on student’s commitment and ability and will not be required to take any “tests” but based on the traditional method of promotion as practiced in Japan. Judo Gis are required and can be purchased from the instructor.

Location: Petaluma Academy of Martial Arts 620 Petaluma Blvd, Unit G

Aikido is Japan’s great modern martial art. It stresses personal development and mind-body harmony as well as exercise and self-defense. Aikido is well suited to provide the inner strength and resources to help thrive under the pressures of our challenging times.Wear loose comfortable clothing. Instructor: Robert Noha Age: 14+

Fee: $60

09044.101 ▪ 7pm to 8:30pm ▪ Tu/Th▪ 1/1 - 1/31 ▪ 5 wks 11:30am to 1pm ▪ Sa 09044.102 ▪ 7pm to 8:30pm ▪ Tu/Th ▪ 2/2 - 2/28 ▪ 5 wks 11:30am to 1pm ▪ Sa 09044.103 ▪ 7pm to 8:30pm ▪ Tu/Th ▪ 3/2 - 3/30 ▪ 5 wks 11:30am to 1pm ▪ Sa 09044.104 ▪ 7pm to 8:30pm ▪ Tu/Th ▪ 4/2 - 4/30 ▪ 5 wks 11:30am to 1pm ▪ Sa

Instructor: Henry Kaku Age: 6+

Fee:1 participant ▪ $45 2 participants ▪ $70 3 participants ▪ $90

09043.101 ▪ 5:30pm to 8:30pm ▪ Tu/Th ▪ 1/1 - 1/31 09043.102 ▪ 5:30pm to 8:30pm ▪ Tu/Th ▪ 2/5 - 2/28 09043.103 ▪ 5:30pm to 8:30pm ▪ Tu/Th ▪ 3/5 - 3/28 09043.104 ▪ 5:30pm to 8:30pm ▪ Tu/Th ▪ 4/2 - 4/30

Kinder Kickz Soccer Location: Cavanagh Gymnasium ▪ 426 8th Street

Kinder Kickz Soccer class is non-competitive and activity-based for children 6-10 years old that combines 10 minutes of free play followed by 50 minutes of structured soccer activities to help teach basic soccer skills (passing, kicking, dribbling, juggling, scoring, basic scrimmage play), along with motor skills (balance, coordination, running control) and social skills (listening, bulding confidence, teamwork, sharing, sportsmanship). Each day will end with a scrimmage. Each child should wear tshirt, shorts, tennis shoes, and shinguards. We supply all the equipment. Please bring water, payment (cash or check to Kinder Kickz Soccer), and liability form on first day. $117 for all players, $25 registration fee for all players new to Kinder Kickz, include uniform top. To register and for more information contact or Age: 6-10

Fee: $117, $25 registration fee for new players

22122.102 4pm to 5pm F 2/1 - 4/5 no class 3/22 22122.103 4pm to 5pm F 4/12 - 5/31 (possibility of session being outdoors)

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Location: Lucchesi Synthetic Multi-Use Field

A great way to introduce your youngsters to the world of sports, teamwork and athletics! This camp will help to build your child’s motor control, hand-eye coordination, agility and many other sports related skills. HOOP iT UP! Location: Cavanagh Gymnasium

If you like basketball then you will love our HOOP IT UP Camps! Whether you are a beginner or advanced player, the drills taught at this camp will help you improve your game. Come work on all the fundamentals of your game; footwork, passing, ball-handling and defense. Fun challenges, games and daily competitions in a positive and energetic environment. The National Academy of Athletics Basketball camps offer small group and individual instruction in order to help the players learn to be more confident with their skills both on and off the court. Sign-up early, because every year this camp is a slam dunk! HOOP IT UP Basketball Camps are great for boys and girls ages 6-8 and 9-13. Campers are grouped by age and ability to learn appropriate drills, skills, and techniques. Instructor: National Academy of Athletics Age: 7-12 Fee: $49 11107.101 ▪ 9am to 3pm ▪ M ▪ 1/21 11107.102 ▪ 9am to 3pm ▪ F ▪ 2/15

Your child will have a blast playing games with the other children including: T-ball, basketball, soccer, flag football, capture the flag, relay & obstacle races and a whole lot more. This camp will feature different activities so that by the end of the week your child will be familiar with a variety of athletic activities! All Sport Camps are great for boys and girls ages 6-8 and 9-12. Campers are grouped by age and ability to learn appropriate drills, skills, and techniques. Instructor: National Academy of Athletics Age: 6-12

Fee: $49

11101.101 ▪ 9am to Noon ▪ Tu ▪ 2/19 ▪ 1 day

Hit & Run Baseball/Softball Camp Location: Prince Baseball Field

Camps offer beginner to intermediate players the opportunity to build a solid foundation. Players love these camps because each day is filled with fundamental skill progression drills, easy to understand instruction, as well as games & competition. Boys & Girls receive positive reinforcement throughout the day, to help build their confidence. This is a great place to develop their individual skills in a fun and positive environment. Players are taught the fundamental skills and challenged to put them to the test in daily fun competitions. The staff uses positive reinforcement to help motivate the campers. If you like baseball or softball you will love these camps!


All sorts of sports

Hobbytown USA BIRTHDAY PARTIES Have your child’s next birthday party at the Petaluma Community Center with exciting and creative activities provided by HobbyTown USA.

• Choose a theme • We provide a party director • We provide activity materials for up to 10 kids. • 2 hr party • Private room, table cloths, plates, cups, napkins, and basic decorations. • Set up and clean up is taken care of for you. • Bring your own food and personal decorations.

Packages start at $300 and themes include: Teddy Bear Stuffing, Model Car Racing, Thomas the Tank Engine Wooden Railways, Lego Building, Arts and Crafts, Science Exploration, Plastic Model Building, and Battling Robots. Go to for detailed party descriptions.

Call 707-762-2176 to book your party!

Baseball / Softball Camps are great for boys and girls ages 6-8 and 9-12. Campers are grouped by age and ability to learn appropriate drills, skills, and techniques Instructor: National Academy of Athletics Age: 6-12

Fee: $179

11104.101 ▪ 9am to 3pm ▪ M-F ▪ 4/8 - 4/12



Slow Pitch Softball

ADULT VOLLEYBAL SPRING ‘13: March - May (register 12/10/12-Feb1)

SPRING/SUMMER: late April - late Aug (register 2/21-3/21) Info Meeting: Feb 21, 7pm, Community Center

Mon: BB co-rec leagues, Wed: Women’s leagues: 2 divisions

Men’s (Tu: 2 leagues)(W: 2 leagues)(F: 2 leagues) Co-Rec (Sun pm)(Th: 2 leagues) Over 40 (Sun am): men & co-rec

Matches begin at 6:30 or 7pm Location: KJHS, PJHS, Cavanagh Fee: $396/team (10 matches)

Fee: $695 / men’s teams (12 games & tourn) $592 / co-rec & over 40 (12 games & tourn)

FALL: Sept - Nov (reg in August) Women’s (2 leagues). Co-Rec leagues BB

FALL: mid Sept - mid Dec (register Aug 1-30) Men’s, Co-Rec, over 40 Men’s Men’s Basketball


WINTER: Nov - Mar (reg in mid Sept - mid Oct) 30+, open. Games played on Sunday at Casa Grande

Cavanagh Recreation Center  426 Eighth Street $3 per participant (Age 18+)

VOLLEYBALL A/BB ▪ F ▪ 7-10pm B/C ▪ Su ▪ 10am - 1pm All ▪ Tu & W ▪ 7-10pm

BASKETBALL M &Th ▪ 7 - 9pm Sa ▪ 7 - 9am

G U E A S E L unless otherwise noted, fees above are per team

Playing and staying active is an integral component of a healthy lifestyle at any age. Adult sports leagues offer leisure and focus on friendly competition for both men and women of all skill levels.

Rent A Park

Get your reservation early to guarantee your space! Easy application process... reasonable rates. When do I need a Park Permit?  You have 20 or more people in your group or  You have an organized event or  You are having a jump house or  You are having alcohol or  You are having amplified music or  You are selling anything Call 707-778-4380 for information

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Choose the schedule (2 or 3 days/wk) that works best for you and your child! Age

3-5 years old (3 by 9/1/12) (must be Potty Trained)


Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday


9am - 12noon


2 days/wk $121/month 3 days/wk $178/month

KinderReady This class is designed for 4yr olds who will be entering Kindergarten in the Fall. The program is meant to enhance your child’s preschool experience with a focus on academics and the skills necessary to be successful in Kindergarten. The program offers integrated learning across children’s cognitive, physical, social, and emotional development. The curriculum provides learning opportunities for language development, reasoning, science, math, fine` and gross motor skills. Children work in whole-class, small groups and individual interactions with their teachers. Age Day

Child must be 4 by 10/1/12 Monday & Friday

Time 9am-noon Fee $121 / month

Tiny Tots Preschool

Tiny Tots Preschool The program provides a safe nurturing environment to grow and learn. Your child is offered the opportunity to learn social skills, gain self-confidence, form friendships and gain the necessary skills to prepare them for kindergarten. In an age appropriate environment, they will develop fine & gross motor skills and expressive language. Educational presentations and fieldtrips are also provided.

Happy Birthday to You!

Choose from a variety of birthday party packages and leave the planning to us! We have a variety of options that will make your party stress-free. Our party coordinators set up, coordinate your party and clean up for you, just relax and enjoy your child’s birthday! Party Plus ($171) includes: host, invites/thank you’s, 90 min of activities and 30min of party time. Deluxe Party ($228) includes: the above and all table ware, goodie bags, balloons, 90min of activities, & 60min of party time.

Call us today for information on how to book your party 707-778-4380.


Visual & Performing Arts

Stupendous Silkscreening!

Basic Digital Photography

This class will explore silkscreen printmaking techniques in a fun way. We will explore monotype silkscreening, the use of stencils and registration for multiple color printing and how colors can overlap to mix colors in an image. Students will be facilitated to create two editions of 10 prints of 3 colors. No experience or equipment needed. $15 materials fee is due on the first day of class.

This entry-level class will introduce you to your digital camera. We will cover basic camera buttons and options. Topics will include ISO, white balance, correct exposure, Jpegs, shutter speed, aperature, and printing. Basic photography tips and composisiton will be covered. Instruction will include lecture, demonstration and video. Bring your camera to each class. $12 supply fee to be paid to the instructor at first class.

Instructor: Sara Bell

Instructor: Lynette Lofgren

Age: 16 + Fee: $60

Age: 18+

02015.101 ▪ 6:30pm to 9pm ▪ W ▪ 1/23 - 2/13 ▪ 4 wks

02007.101 ▪ 2pm to 3:45pm ▪ Th 2/5 - 2/19 ▪ 3wks

02015.102 ▪ 6:30pm to 9pm ▪ W ▪ 2/20 - 3/13 ▪ 4 wks

02007.102 ▪ 4pm to 5:45pm ▪ Th 4/4 - 4/18 ▪ 3wks

Fee: $70

02015.103 ▪ 6:30pm to 9pm ▪ W ▪ 4/3 - 4/24 ▪ 4 wks

How to Use Your Digital SLR Camera This class is designed for adults who own a digital SLR or a digital camera with advanced and manual features. You will learn about your camera controls, aperture, shutter speeds, exposure compensation, ISO control, and white balance. Use different lenses, flashers, filters, and more. Bring your SLR and tripod to each class. Offlocation fieldtrip is planned for last class (weather permitting). $18 supply fee due on first day of class.



After School & Summer Camps



Instructor: Lynne Lofgren

707-762-5600 Age: 18+

Fee: $85

02011.101 ▪ 4pm to 6pm ▪ Tu ▪ 2/5 - 2/26 ▪ 3wks 02011.102 ▪ 6pm to 8pm ▪ Th ▪ 4/4 - 4/25 ▪ 3wks Art Studio Come have fun with art. Students will work with clay - wood, pastels, acrylic. We will make masterpieces of portraits, landscapes, still lifes. Each student will create thier own whimsical illustrated clock. So come on - it’s time to make some art. Supply Fee of $10 payable to the instructor at first class. Instructor: Mark Edwards

707-762-5600 ●

Age: 5+

Fee: $60

02001.101 ▪ 3:30pm to 5pm ▪ Th ▪ 1/3 - 1/31 02001.102 ▪ 3:30pm to 5pm ▪ Th ▪ 2/7 - 3/7 02001.103 ▪ 3:30pm to 5pm ▪ Th ▪ 3/14 - 4/18 02001.104 ▪ 3:30pm to 5pm ▪ Th ▪ 4/25 - 5/23

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Child Development Program FOR AGES 18 MONTHS TO 9 YEARS

Sign up anytime at a prorated price. Lil’ Kickers is a non-competitive introductory soccer, skills and child development program:

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Attention Petaluma residents! Check our website for classes offered this Fall and Winter at the following locations: • Meadow Elementary • Sonoma Mountain Elementary • Valley Vista Elementary

• 12 age groups to choose from • Weekday AM/PM and Saturday classes offered

We also offer: • • • •

Skills Institute for ages 9-12 Birthday and Team Parties Play Dates for Mother’s Clubs Field Trips for schools and other groups As seen in The New York Times, TIME magazine and The Today Show!

Lil’ Kickers Open House, Saturday, August 18th

Come see what we’re all about... • Lil’ Kickers games and inflatable jumpy! • Snacks, beverages and music! • Meet our awesome instructors and mascot, Kicker! Check our website for time and location.

“Your coaches are terrific! They are really great with the kids. You can tell they love their jobs and the kids. I have never seen them be anything less than enthusiastic. I highly recommend this program!” Tanya S., Lil’ Kickers Parent

Sports City • 526-2884 • • 6700 Stony Point Road, Cotati


201 4th Street 5 Westhaven Way 156 Westridge Drive 502 4th Street 2175 St. Augustine Circle

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Picnic Areas

1153 Daniel Drive 1827 Village East Drive 261 Banff Way 150 Weller Street 426 8th Street 426 8th Street 3 Petaluma Blvd N. 899 Cherry Street 1058 McNear Ave 1697 Del Oro Circle 1075 Industrial Ave 550 Almanor 375 Windmill Lane end of G Street 1648 Lancaster Drive 1123 E. Sunnyslope Dr end of H Street 411 Chileno Valley Road 20 Fourth Street 150 Fairgrounds Drive 150 Fairgrounds Drive 1645 Peggy Ln 690 Sonoma Mtn. Parkway 320 N. McDowell 941 Elm Drive 939 Woodsorrel 1418 McGregor Ave 1008 G Street 1611 Yarberry Drive 1012 St. Francis Drive 411 Howard Street 226 Kentucky Street 320 N. McDowell Blvd 781 Baywood Drive 211 Novak Drive 900 E. Washington St 2301 E. Washington St 129 Petaluma Blvd N. 2204 Casa Grande Rd 1400 Cader Lane 1745 Southgate Drive end of Copeland St 637 Maria Drive 391 Lakeville Hwy 5869 Lakeville Hwy 1407 Liverpool Way

Drinking Fountains

Anna’s Meadows Arroyo Park Bond Park Cavanagh Landing Cavanagh Pool Cavanagh Recreation Ctr Center Park Cherry Valley Park Country Club Open Space Del Oro Park Denman Reach Eagle Park Fox Hollow Park G St River View Park Glenbrook Park Grant Park H St River View Park Helen Putnam Park Historical Library Museum Kenilworth Park Kenilworth Recreation Center LaTercera Park Leghorns Park Lucchesi Park Mannion Knoll McDowell Meadows McDowell Park McNear Park Meadow View Miwok Park Oak Hill Park Penry Park Petaluma Community Center Petaluma Marina Petaluma Senior Center Petaluma Swim Center Prince Park Putnam Plaza Rocky Memorial Dog Park Shollenberger Park Southgate Park Steamer Landing Sunrise Parkway Sunset Park Tolay Lake Regional Park Turnbridge Train Depot Walnut Park Westhaven Park Westridge Open Space Wickersham Park Wiseman Airport Park

Dog Run Areas

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