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Spring/Summer 2017

Family Camp Out

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Summer Camps and Expo pages 3–10

Rodgers Ranch Heritage Center page 23

pleasanthillrec.com


Summer Camp Expo 2017!

Swim Lessons Save Lives! Pleasant Hill Recreation & Park District offers a wide variety of swim lessons from 6-month tots to adults. • Private & Group Lessons Available: Spring classes start April 8, Summer classes start June 12 • Flexible Schedules (Weekdays/Weekends/AM/PM) • Personable & Experienced Instructors • Economical • Healthy Summer Fun! • Lessons held at PH Aquatic Park: 147 Gregory Lane

SCHEDULES & REGISTRATION NOW ONLINE Visit pleasanthillrec.com/aquatics/ swimlessons.html SIGN UP NOW! Swim lesson sessions fill up quickly in summer months. Questions? Contact (925) 682-0896. “Drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional injury-related death for children ages 1–14. It can and should be prevented. Teaching children to swim is a vital skill for drowning prevention along with other key water safety measures that everyone can take to stay safe in and around the water.” —WORLDS LARGEST SWIMMING LESSON, COALITION OF THE NATION’S WATER SAFETY AND TRAINING ORGANIZATIONS

SATURDAY, MARCH 11 9:00 am–12:00 pm

Community Center: 320 Civic Drive

Get a sneak peek of PHRec’s 2017 summer camps, swim lessons and diving camp for preschool, youth and teens. • Meet instructors! • See live activity demos! • Sign Up for Camps! Special 10% Camp Discount Sign up for camps and swim lessons at Summer Camp Expo and save 10%. Valid for in-person Expo guests only. For complete list of camps, visit pleasanthillrec.com.

Registration Begins March 13th.

See page 34.

NO ONLINE REGISTRATION FEES!

The Spotlight, Spring/Summer 2017: Published three times/year; next issue August 2017. Circulation: 68,000 per issue; sent to homes and businesses in Pleasant Hill and surrounding areas. Copies available at District Office, local libraries and businesses. On the cover: Ryann, Keegan, Riley and Connor Rojas. Photo by Susan Wood. susanwoodphotography.com

SPOTLIGHT CONTENTS: Adult Classes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21–23 Adult Dance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23–24 Adult Health & Fitness. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25–28 Adult Sports. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Adult 50+ Programs & Events. . . . . . . . . 32–33 Aquatics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11–14

Community Activities. . . . . . . . 35, back cover Online Courses Info. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Preschool Activities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15–16 Registration Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Spring Break Camps. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17, 18, 20 Special Recreation Dances. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

Summer Camps. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–10 Teen Scene . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Tennis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19, 29 Travel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30–32 Youth Classes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Youth Sports. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18–19


Don’t miss the Summer Camp Expo! March 11

9:00 am–12:00 pm See page 2.

Register online now! www.pleasanthillrec.com/camps | (925) 682-0896


Gymnastics and More Camp

Sprouts Summer Camp

Campers will flip over this camp. Intro to beginning gymnastics and tumbling skills, working on bars, low balance beams, mini trampolines, vaulting blocks, barrels and more. Other group activities, parachute and relay/circuit games. Includes strength and flexibility exercises and hands-on fun.

Preschool age campers will enjoy art, STEAM activities, group games and more. Campers should bring a nut-free snack, water bottle and come with sunscreen on daily. Children must be fully potty-trained. Each camp is two weeks.

4–6 yrs

Instructor: CGS Gymnastic Services, Inc. Community Center: Soroptimist Room 1 week | $225/$210 (Dist. Res.) 6606.301 8/7–8/11

preschool camps 4–7 yrs

Afternoon adventures await your big kid! Campers will explore science, art, music and more! Campers should bring a nut-free snack, water bottle and come with sunscreen on daily. Children must be fully potty-trained. Each camp is two weeks. Instructor: PHREC Preschool Staff Community Center: Preschool Room 2 Ocean Odyssey | $208/$193 (Dist. Res.) M–Th

1:00–4:00 pm

STEAM | $185/$170 (Dist. Res.) 6652.302 7/3–7/13

M–Th

1:00–4:00 pm

Instructor: PHREC Preschool Staff

youth camps

Community Center: Preschool Room 2 1 week | $168/$153 (Dist. Res.) 6653.301 8/14–8/18

M–F 9:00 am–12:00 pm

Little Tikes Summer Camp 2.6–3.6 yrs

Instructor: PHREC Preschool Staff

M–Th M–Th

1:00–4:00 pm 1:00–4:00 pm

Castle Tales Musical Theater Camp 3½–7 yrs

Join this enchanted musical adventure over land and sea. Help Moana return the eye of Tefiti, build a snowman with Elsa and Anna, slay a dragon, kiss a frog and join Cinderella at the Ball. Boys and girls welcome. Bring snack daily. Performance for family and friends the last hour on Friday. Instructor: Andrea Gaspari, over 15 years teaching and performing in the Bay Winslow Center: Room 1 & 2 1 week | $205/$190 (Dist. Res.) 6633.301 7/10–7/14 M–F 9:00 am–12:00 pm 6633.302 7/31–8/4 M–F 9:00 am–12:00 pm 6633.303 7/31–8/4 M–F 1:00–4:00 pm

$10 lab fee payable to instructor at first class.

Community Center: Preschool Room 3 Let’s Get Messy! | $165/$150 (Dist. Res.) 6650.301 7/5–7/13 Tu–Th 9:00 am–12:00 pm

No camp 7/4 Mini Artists | $195/$180 (Dist. Res.)

No camp 7/4 6651.303 7/18–7/27 Tu–Th 9:00 am–12:00 pm

Use Your Senses | $180/$165 (Dist. Res.) 6651.304 8/1–8/10 Tu–Th 9:00 am–12:00 pm

Critters ’n Clay Camp 5–10 yrs

Enrich your child’s world with a delightful hour integrating science, sculpting and children’s literature! Learn interesting facts about a different animal each day, sculpt it out of clay, and wrap things up with a story about the “critter du jour.” Basic sculpting and glazing techniques will be taught to assist students with four creations that they will glaze at our last class. Camp is four days (M–Th), returning the following Friday (8/4) to glaze projects. Instructor: Hilary Ford Winslow Center: Room 1 & 2 5 days | $109/$94 (Dist. Res.) 6055.301 7/24–7/27 M–Th 11:00 am–12:00 pm

$25 lab fee payable to instructor at first class.

6650.302 7/18–7/27 Tu–Th 9:00 am–12:00 pm

Under the Sea | $195/$180 (Dist. Res.) 6650.303 8/1–8/10 Tu–Th 9:00 am–12:00 pm

Preschool Prep Camp 2–4 yrs

This camp is for incoming preschoolers enrolled in Priority Preschool 2017–18. Meet friends and get acquainted with teachers. Pack a nut-free snack, water bottle and diapers/change of clothes daily. Instructor: PHREC Preschool Staff Winslow Center: Room 3 1 week | $108/$93 (Dist. Res.) 6654.301 8/15–8/17 Tu–Th 9:00 am–12:00 pm

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Seaside Adventures | $155/$140 (Dist. Res.)

Wild Creatures | $180/$165 (Dist. Res.)

6652.304 7/31–8/10

6652.303 7/17–7/27

6651.301 6/20–6/29 Tu–Th 9:00 am–12:00 pm

Get ready for Kindergarten! Our teachers will prepare your child for the daily routine and curriculum. Pre-reading and pre-math skills are presented through fun and developmentally-appropriate activities. Pack a nut-free snack and water bottle. Children must be 5 years old by 9/1/2017.

Imaginations Run Wild | $208/$193 (Dist. Res.)

Make It Go | $208/$193 (Dist. Res.)

Community Center: Preschool Room 2 STEAM | $180/$165 (Dist. Res.)

6651.302 7/5–7/13 Tu–Th 9:00 am–12:00 pm

Summer Camp for our littlest friends! Join us for games, art, science, nature and more! Campers should bring a nut-free snack, water bottle, diapers/extra clothes and come with sunscreen on daily. Each camp is two weeks.

No camp 7/4

Instructor: PHREC Preschool Staff

Kinderprep Camp 5–7 yrs

Big Kids Summer Camp

6652.301 6/19–6/29

M–F 9:00 am–12:00 pm

3.6–4.6 yrs

Little Medical NEW! School Camp Grades 1–5

This camp was designed and developed by board certified physicians to engage students with medical-based, hand-on demonstrations, crafts, songs and games. Interactive activities and games will grasp their curiosity as they explore the human body, the world of science and medicine. Instructor: LMS Staff Community Center: Republic Services Room 1 week | $220/$205 (Dist. Res.) 6048.301 7/31–8/4 M–F

9:00 am–12:00 pm $25 lab fee payable to instructor on first day of camp.

Register online now! www.pleasanthillrec.com/camps | (925) 682-0896


Mad Science Camps

Sciensational Workshops

Grades 1–5

Instructor: Mad Science Staff Winslow Center: Rooms 1 & 2 Each camp is 1 week | $270/$255 (Dist. Res.) $35 lab fee payable to Instructor at first class.

NASA! JOURNEY INTO OUTER SPACE Mad Science and NASA’s after-school program is now a camp! From our atmosphere to the outer reaches of our solar system, this hands-on program sends campers on a quest for exploration! Discover comets, planets, stars and more. Learn about the four forces of flight and the challenges of space travel, astronaut-intraining, solar launch and more. Camp includes a take-home everyday. 6067.301 6/19–6/23 M–F 9:00 am–12:00 pm

SECRET AGENT CAMP A fun journey into the world of detection, spy science and forensics. Campers will examine the science behind the spy tools made famous by the world’s greatest spies! We will reconstruct activities using scientific methods and use the science of cryptology to send and decode secret messages. We will follow in Sherlock’s steps to learn what tracks can tell us!

AMAZING 4 IN 1 ROBOT NEW! 7–12 yrs Build your own interchangeable robot to take home with four unique modes. It is truly a four-in-one motorized robot kit. Learn how different gears work as you build. You will be building the Cricket—a joy on six legs. Build the Beast. It is a master of bi-pedal movement. You will also build Grandpa-Bot Robot, the Trailer— the little engine that could move forward thanks to its motorized transmission and more. Gain confidence, self-esteem and celebrate yourself as the architect. Instructor: Sciensational Workshops for Kids Winslow Center Room 1 and 2 Each camp is 1 week | $242/$227 (Dist. Res.) 6076.301 8/7–8/11 M–F

9:00 am–12:00 pm If students register for both camps, Sciensational staff will supervise lunch hour (12:00–1:00 pm) for no charge. Bring lunch, snack and drink.

Winslow Center Room 1 and 2 Each camp is 1 week | $242/$227 (Dist. Res.) 6076.302 8/7–8/11

M–F 1:00–4:00 pm If students register for both camps, Sciensational staff will supervise lunch hour (12:00–1:00 pm) for no charge. Bring lunch, snack and drink.

6067.302 7/17–7/21 M–F 9:00 am–12:00 pm

Adventure Kids Camp offers a wide-variety of unique experiences for your child. Activities are structured to be healthy, engaging, educational and most of all, fun. A highly trained, enthusiastic staff ensures that your child is safe, happy and making positive relationships with fellow campers. Adventure Kids Camp is economical and provides families with flexible options to best fit summertime schedules. Bring lunch and drink daily. Two snacks provided.

Entering Grades 1–5 Full Day Option June 13–August 11, Monday–Friday No camp 7/3, 7/4

Get ready for summer fun and adventure at Adventure Kids Camp! • Take weekly adventures to local kid fun spots (site closed on Thursday Trip days) • Stay active with sport activities and onsite “Wheel Fun Days” (Tuesday) • Explore science, music, dance and arts & crafts • Keep cool on weekly Swim days (Monday/Wednesday)

CHEMICAL MAGIC 6–12 yrs Chemical magic, magical microscopes, rocks and minerals. Learn to make batteries from fruits or potatoes. Make a crystal tree. Work with invisible ink. Work with powerful magnets. Look at prepared slides using our microscopes. Learn about rocks and minerals, be a chemical detective, make glob from glue and more hands-on science projects. Instructor: Sciensational Workshops for Kids

Schedule Options & Fees: Camp Daily Rate (9:00 am–6:00 pm): $57 Extended Morning Care (7:00–9:00 am): $8

3 day minimum per week. 10% sibling discount available! Additional Fees:

$15/week fee is applied in addition to daily rates for non-Pleasant Hill residents only. $75 non-refundable deposit is required upon registration to hold your child’s place in the camp. This fee is deducted from the first month's bill. $5 camp t-shirt. Every child must have a t-shirt for all offsite field trips. Indicate size and quantity at time of registration.

Camp Location—KIDSTOP Children’s Center at Gregory Gardens Elementary School: 1 Corritone Court

REGISTRATION INFORMATION In person registration begins March 13 (Hurry! Space is limited). Registration packets are available at two District locations: Administration office: 147 Gregory Lane KIDSTOP Children’s Center at Gregory Gardens Elementary School: 1 Corritone Court Packets need to be completed and returned to one of the two District locations prior to camp participation. For additional registration information, visit pleasanthillrec.com/camps. Camp fees are due no later than the 15th of the month preceding attendance. Questions? Contact Adventure Kids Camp Director, Danny Martinez at (925) 680-5298 or dmartinez@pleasanthillrec.com.

Register online now! www.pleasanthillrec.com/camps | (925) 682-0896

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MINECRAFT BUILD: SURVIVAL GAME 7–11 yrs Bring Minecraft to life using LEGO®! Resourcefulness, creativity, and cooperation come together in this unique building adventure game; roll the dice to mine for resources, craft tools and watch out for creepers! This is an original game designed by Play-Well instructors, using gameplay elements and characters inspired by the popular Minecraft video game. 6066.302 6/26–6/30

LEGO® Camps

Instructor: Play-Well TEKnologies Community Center: Republic Services Room Each camp is 1 week | $237/$220 (Dist. Res.)

MINECRAFT BUILD: ADVENTURE GAME 5–6 yrs Bring Minecraft to life using LEGO®! Resourcefulness, creativity, and cooperation come together in this unique building adventure game; roll the dice to mine, and use these resources to build a zoo, create a medieval castle and design a tree house village. Have a blast! No prior experience with Minecraft or LEGO® required. 6066.301 6/26–6/30

M–F

1:00–4:00 pm

JEDI ENGINEERING 5–6 yrs The force awakens in this introductory engineering camp for young Jedi! Explore engineering principles by designing and building projects such as LEGO® X-Wings, R2 Units, Energy Catapults, Defense Turrets and Settlements from a galaxy far, far away. Create motorized and architectural projects to defeat the Empire! 6066.303 7/10–7/14 M–F 9:00 am–12:00 pm

M–F 9:00 am–12:00 pm

JEDI MASTER ENGINEERING 7–11 yrs The force awakens in this advanced engineering camp for young Jedi! Discover key engineering concepts: gear trains, worm drives, pneumatics and eccentric motion. Build LEGO® X-Wings, AT-AT walkers, Pod Racers, Star Destroyers, Cloud Cities, Settlements, Fortresses and other complex machines from a galaxy far, far away. 6066.304 7/10–7/14

M–F

1:00–4:00 pm

BATMAN GOTHAM GADGETS 5–6 yrs Take on Gotham’s villains! Design and build Batman’s crime-fighting machines out of LEGO®: the Bat Tumbler, Batwing, and your own Batcave. Be the superhero/ heroine Gotham needs while learning how the world works through STEM concepts! 6066.305 8/7–8/11 M–F

9:00 am–12:00 pm

BATMAN MASTER MECHANICS 7–11 yrs Defeat Gotham’s villains by designing and building Batman’s most advanced crimefighting machines! Infiltrate Arkham Asylum, build a Bat Cycle and fly your Batcopter. Then use your projects to thwart the Joker’s plans to take over the city. Be the superhero/heroine Gotham needs while engineering solutions through the use of STEM concepts! 6066.306 8/7–8/11

M–F

1:00–4:00 pm

Summer Rec Camp Six Weeks of Summer Fun! June 20–July 27

Full Day Option

Instructors: Rec Staff

Youth Rec Camp

Rookie Camp

AFTERNOON REC Field trips and fun.

Create the perfect summer camp unique to your child’s interests! Youth Rec Camp gives you the opportunity to choose from a variety of enrichment, sports and recreation activities to build a camp that will keep your child happy, healthy and engaged all summer long. SRC also offers Additional Schedule Options to meet your family’s summertime schedule; see below.

Giving younger campers the opportunity to explore fun and exciting recreation activities. It is an ideal option for younger siblings of campers participating in Youth Rec Camp. This all-inclusive program includes sports, arts & crafts, LEGO® building and more. Activities are organized and structured for the entire group.

6 weeks | $400/$385 (Dist. Res.) per camper (trip fees included)

Entering Grades 3–8

HOW REGISTRATION WORKS: Select two classes from the Activity List. Classes run approximately 80 minutes each and rotate mid-morning. Register early! Activity choices are on a first come, first serve basis. View Activity List at www.pleasanthillrec.com/camps.

Entering Grades 1–2

College Park High School: 201 Viking Dr. 6 weeks | $335/$320 (Dist. Res.) per camper 3050.300 6/20–7/27 No camp 7/4

Additional Schedule Options:

Grades 1–8

College Park High School: 201 Viking Drive

EARLY MORNING CARE

3010.300 6/20–7/27

3063.300 6/20–7/27 Tu–Th 7:00–9:30 am

No camp 7/4

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EXTRA WEEKDAYS REC days only. 6 weeks | $525/$510 (Dist. Res.) per camper (trip fees included) 3040.300 6/19–7/28

M/F

7:00 am–6:00 pm

Tu–Th 9:30 am–12:20 pm

College Park High School: 201 Viking Drive 6 weeks | $325/$310 (Dist. Res.) per camper Tu–Th 9:30 am–12:20 pm

3064.300 6/20–7/27 Tu–Th 12:30–6:00 pm

6 weeks | $205/$190 (Dist. Res.) per camper

Endless Summer Camp Grades 1–8

PH Park, Picnic Area #2 1 week | $265/$250 (Dist. Res.) per camper 3070.300 7/31–8/4 3070.301 8/7–8/11

Register online now! www.pleasanthillrec.com/camps | (925) 682-0896

M–F M–F

8:00 am–6:00 pm 8:00 am–6:00 pm


Aloha Mind Math Camp NEW!

Chess Wizards Camp NEW!

Kids find learning math on the abacus fun! This ancient form of visual and kinesthetic math teaches children number systems, concepts and number sense. We use the abacus to build a solid foundation allowing students to do calculations in their mind. Visual math allows students to understand that math is a way of thinking, broadening their comprehension. Students realize they can be math superstars. Workbook and abacus included.

Join us for tons of challenging chess lessons, exciting games and cool prizes. Improve chess skills, meet new friends and work out your most powerful muscle, your brain! Camp includes team chess games (like bughouse) recess time, tournaments and puzzles. Each camper receives a t-shirt, trophy and puzzle folder. Snacks provided, bring lunch/drink daily.

5–11 yrs

Grade 1–5

Instructor: Chess Wizards Staff

Instructor: Aloha Mind Staff

Community Center: Republic Services Room 1 week | $430/$415 (Dist. Res.)

Winslow Center: Rooms 1 & 2 1 week | $270/$255 (Dist. Res.)

6070.301 6/12–6/16

6071.301 6/26–6/30 M–F 9:00 am–12:00 pm

Community Center: Republic Services Room 1 week | $270/$255 (Dist. Res.) 6071.302 7/17–7/21 M–F 9:00 am–12:00 pm

$20 material fee due to instructor on first day of camp.

Video Game Coding Camps

NEW!

BEGINNING CODING & DESIGN 10–13 yrs Campers will work with a partner to learn the basic principles of video game design. Working with Multimedia Fusion software, you’ll learn the conditional coding necessary to make your video game creations work. Campers will create characters, game environments and more. M–F

1:00–4:00 pm

PLATFORM GAMES 10–13 yrs Campers will work with a partner to create unique levels, characters and an original plot line. Give your characters gravity and create interesting and original bad guys. Working with design, animation and programming tools, students will create a fun and engaging platform adventure! 6077.303 7/31–8/4

M–F

1:00–4:00 pm

MY FIRST ANIMATION 6–10 yrs Younger students will work with toys to create fun and original stop motion animations! Students work together in groups to create and original animations and create short, simple and easy to make animations that will introduce the concepts of creativity and expression through storytelling. Bring toys from home for animating. Nothing small (no LEGO®, action figures, toy cars, etc.) 6077.301 6/19–6/23

Nature Camps

4½–10 yrs

Grades 1–5

Instructor: Kelly Bradley

$25 lab fee due to instructor on first day of camp.

Each camp is 1 week | $280/$265 (Dist. Res.)

M–F 9:00 am–12:00 pm

COOKING IN & FROM THE GARDEN Campers will grow it and eat it! Make a salsa, stir-fry and salad right from the veggies you harvest! We will learn about growing veggies and about cooking healthfully. Campers will plant their own garden box with what they love and take it home to continue to grow. 6079.301 6/26–6/30

M–F 9:00 am–2:00 pm

COOKING AROUND THE WORLD Explore different foods and how to make them. Learn basic cooking skills and make some tasty eats from around the world; dolmas from Greece, samosa from India, torta from Spain and sushi from Japan are just a few foods we will explore. 6079.302 7/17–7/21

M–F 9:00 am–2:00 pm

LITTLE HOUSE AT RODGERS RANCH Love the Little House series and the skills of the settlers? Try them out during this week of butter churning, making pickles and cooking from the Little House Cookbook. Learn about curds and whey as we make a simple cheese. Try basket weaving, making a rug from rags and needlepoint. Meet some farm animals too! 6079.303 7/24–7/28

youth sports camps Kidz Love Soccer Half-Day Camps

Rodgers Ranch Heritage Center Each Camp 1 week | $250/$235 (Dist. Res.)

Instructor: Freshi Films

6077.302 6/19–6/23

6070.302 8/14–8/18

M–F 9:00 am–3:00 pm M–F 9:00 am–3:00 pm

M–F 9:00 am–2:00 pm

Don’t miss the Summer Camp Expo! See page 2.

Spend a week learning soccer skills: dribbling, passing, receiving, and shooting. Everyone is a winner as the week’s fun culminates in an age-appropriate “World Cup” tournament. All campers will receive a KLS jersey and soccer ball. Campers should bring a full water bottle, a healthy snack and sunscreen are recommended. Shin guards are required. Instructor: Kidz Love Soccer Staff PH Park, 147 Gregory Lane 1 week | $164/$149 (Dist. Res.) Monday–Friday, June 12–16 5039.303 Level 1: 4½–6 yrs 9:00 am–12:00 pm 5039.304 Level 2: 7–8 yrs 9:00 am–12:00 pm 5039.305 Level 3: 9–10 yrs 9:00 am–12:00 pm

Monday–Friday, July 17–21 5039.306 Level 1: 4½–6 yrs 9:00 am–12:00 pm 5039.307 Level 2: 7–8 yrs 9:00 am–12:00 pm 5039.308 Level 3: 9–10 yrs 9:00 am–12:00 pm

Tennis Camps 6–12 yrs

Activities and games are age-appropriate and the campers are sure to have fun learning a lifetime sport. Wear tennis shoes, bring racquet, one unopened can of tennis balls and a snack. Lunch is NOT provided. Instructor: Joey Martinez College Park High School Tennis Courts, 320 Civic Drive (adjacent to Community Center parking lot) 1 week | $145/$130 (Dist. Res.) 5589.301 5589.302 5589.303 5589.304 5589.305 5589.306 5589.307

6/19–6/23 6/26–6/30 7/10–7/14 7/17–7/21 7/24–7/28 7/31–8/4 8/7–8/11

M–F M–F M–F M–F M–F M–F M–F

9:00 am–12:00 pm 9:00 am–12:00 pm 9:00 am–12:00 pm 9:00 am–12:00 pm 9:00 am–12:00 pm 9:00 am–12:00 pm 9:00 am–12:00 pm

Register online now! www.pleasanthillrec.com/camps | (925) 682-0896

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Teen Xtreme Camp: June 13–August 18 Full Day Entering Grades 6–10

Experience XTREME fun this summer with Teen Xtreme camp! Every Monday includes on-site activities, free time and swimming. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday are jam packed with exciting trips. Friday includes a potluck BBQ and swimming. Bring a snack, lunch and water unless specified by the Program Leaders. Trips are subject to change. Waiver and Emergency Health Information Sheet required first day of camp. Teen Center (drop off/pick up) Full week: $265/$250 (Dist. Res.) | *Week 1: $216/$201 (Dist. Res.) | 10% sibling discounts available

**Week

4: $167/$152 (Dist. Res.)

Monday–Friday, 9:00 am–6:00 pm | Extended care available: 7:30–9:00 am, $6/day

teen summer camps Cooking In & From the Garden Grades 5–8

Campers will grow it and eat it! Make a salsa, stir-fry and salad right from the veggies you harvest! We will learn about growing veggies and about cooking healthfully. Campers will plant their own garden box with what they love and take it home to continue to grow. Instructor: Kelly Bradley Rodgers Ranch Heritage Center 1 week | $250/$235 (Dist. Res.) 5170.301 7/10–7/14

M–F 9:00 am–2:00 pm $25 lab fee payable to Instructor on first day of camp.

Wk 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

5174.301 5174.302 5174.303 5174.304 5174.305 5174.306 5174.307 5174.308 5174.309 5174.310

Dates

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

6/13–6/16* 6/19–6/23 6/26–6/30 7/5–7/7** 7/10–7/14 7/17–7/21 7/24–7/28 7/31–8/4 8/7–8/11 8/14–8/18

Bowling Movies Waterworld (Closed) Sky High Sport Scandia Rock Climbing QZar Bowling Scavenger Hunt

Roller Skating Paintball Alameda County Fair Circus School Discovery Kingdom A’s Game Boomers Cowell Pool Ice Skating Rocket Boat

Ropes Course Paddleboarding Hike & Swimming Antioch Water Park Muir Woods Waterworld Marine Mammal Center Sailing on the Bay Camping Overnighter Crown Beach

*No camp 6/12; **No camp 7/3, 7/4

Ala Carte Xtreme Day Trips/Excursions 11–17 yrs

Want to join us for just one (or more) of the Teen Scene XTREME Camp Wednesday trips? You can! Choose from a variety of exciting excursions around the Bay Area and sign up just for one day. Registration is required for each individual trip. All day trips meet at the PH Teen Center. More details will be emailed to registered participants the Friday prior to trip. Instructor: Rec Staff Teen Center (depart/pick up) Roller Skating | $67/$55 (Dist. Res.)

A’s Game | $67/$55 (Dist. Res.)

5153.301 6/14

5153.306 7/19

W

9:00 am–6:00 pm

W

9:00 am–6:00 pm

Paintball | $90/$75 (Dist. Res.)

Boomers | $67/$55 (Dist. Res.)

5153.302 6/21

5153.307 7/26

W

9:00 am–6:00 pm

W

9:00 am–6:00 pm

Alameda County Fair | $67/$55 (Dist. Res.)

Cowell Pool | $67/$55 (Dist. Res.)

5153.303 6/28

5153.308 8/2

W

9:00 am–6:00 pm

W

9:00 am–6:00 pm

Circus School | $74/$60 (Dist. Res.)

Ice Skating | $67/$55 (Dist. Res.)

5153.304 7/5

5153.309 8/9

W

9:00 am–6:00 pm

W

9:00 am–6:00 pm

Discovery Kingdom | $80/$65 (Dist. Res.)

Rocket Boat | $67/$55 (Dist. Res.)

5153.305 7/12

5153.310 8/16

W

9:00 am–6:00 pm

W

9:00 am–6:00 pm

Teen Xtreme Camp, Monday or Friday Option

Boredom-busting activities, creative arts and crafts, free time, swimming and potluck BBQ on Fridays. 1 Day | $40/$35 (Dist. Res.)

Don’t miss the Summer Camp Expo! See page 2.

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1 Day | $40/$35 (Dist. Res.) 5175.310 5175.311 5175.312 5175.313 5175.314 5175.315 5175.316 5175.317

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Junior Lifeguards! Back to the Pool 12–14 yrs

Pleasant Hill Chess & Games Camp

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

Join us for one week of strategy games, chess quads, water games, a skee-pool tournament, our own mini-Olympiad, prizes and more. Craft your own Star Wars collectibles. Free Star Wars Miniatures starter pieces. Two field trips; movies and swimming included.

Trained teens earn community service hours, plus gain valuable work experience, by volunteering two or more times a week at the PH Teen Center Snack Shack. Open from June 12 to Aug 18. Volunteers are scheduled one week at a time, based on their availability, and must complete the mandatory Food Handling Training. Register early; limited positions available.

Snack Shack Volunteer

Grades 5–9

Instructor: David DeFabio Winslow Center: Rooms 1 & 2 1 week | $185/$170 (Dist. Res.) 5102.311 8/14–8/18

M–F 10:00 am–6:00 pm

Game Programming NEW! and Design Camp 10–14 yrs

Learn what it takes to code, animate and design a custom 2D game in an industrylevel game engine—Unity. Utilize C# code for character movement, spawning game objects and collision recognition. Create custom pixelated 2D sprites. Add special effects such as particle system and audio to provide feedback to the player. Complete an alpha build of your 2D platformer game. Join us and have fun while learning the fundamentals of programming and game design. Instructor: TechiesInTraining Senior Center: Computer Lab 1 week | $215/$200 (Dist. Res.) Teen Scene Members: $195.50/$180.50 (Dist. Res.) 5118.301 6/19–6/23

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NEW!

Grades 7–9

Food Handling Training: Teen Center 1 class | $20 5179.301 6/3

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1:00–3:00 pm

aquatic camps Junior Lifeguard Camp 11–14 yrs

Build a valuable foundation to becoming a lifeguard and swim instructor! Learn basic water safety skills, how to prevent aquatic accidents, and how to recognize hazards. Participants must be able to swim 50 yards freestyle with face in the water and rhythmic breathing. After the course, you will be eligible to provide volunteer assistance as a swim lesson aide and Junior Lifeguard. All participants will receive a t-shirt. Instructor: Aquatics Staff PH Aquatic Park: 147 Gregory Lane 1 week | $200/$185 (Dist. Res.)

9:00–11:30 am

8720.301 6/19–6/23

M–F 8:30 am–1:30 pm

For returning junior guards who have taken Junior Lifeguard Camp within the past two years. Review material from your junior lifeguard camp and discuss summer volunteer availability/commitments. Participants will receive a Junior Lifeguard t-shirt. Bring swim suit. Instructor: Aquatics Staff PH Aquatic Park: 147 Gregory Lane 1 day | $50/$40 (Dist. Res.) 8721.301 6/19

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10:00 am–1:00 pm

Summer High School Water Polo Camp Grades 9–12

New students are introduced to the sport and returning students prepare for the upcoming season. Focus is on physical conditioning and basic skills, including passing, shooting, counter attacks, offense and defense. Open to all students entering high school in Fall 2017. Instructor: Aquatics Staff PH Education Center Pool: 1 Santa Barbara Road 2 weeks | $105/$90 (Dist. Res.) 8752.301 7/31–8/10

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7:30–9:00 pm

Kids Scuba Camp NEW! 8–12 yrs

Our camp has been designed for you, the young diver! This exciting new program is built around the action packed PADI Seal Team. Each day you will complete Aqua Missions, underwater pool adventures where you learn scuba activities. All participants must be a proficient swimmer and comfortable in the water. Instructor: Eugene Battaglia

SWIM LESSONS SAVE LIVES! Sign up for private and group swim lessons this summer, from 6-month tots to adults. Visit pleasanthillrec.com.

PH Education Center Pool: 1 Santa Barbara Road 1 week | $140/$125 (Dist. Res.) 8770.301 6/19–6/23 M–F 10:00 am–12:00 pm

$125 lab fee due to instructor at first class.

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PRESCHOOL Castle Tales Musical Theatre Camp (3.5-6y) Big Kids Summer Camp M-Th (4-7y) Gymnastics & More Camp (4-6y) Kidz Love Soccer Half-Day Camps (4.5-6y) Kinderprep Camp M-F (5-6y) Little Tikes Summer Camp T/W/Th (2.6-3.6 y) Preschool Prep Camp T/W/Th (2-4y) Sprouts Summer Camp (3.6-4.6y) Tiny Tot Morning Care M–Th (1-2.9y)

2017 SUMMER CAMPS-AT-A-GLANCE

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YOUTH 6/12-6/16 6/19-6/23 6/26-6/30 Full-Day Adventure Kids Camp (Gr 1-5) available Aloha Mind Math Camp (5-11y) Amazing 4 in 1 Robot (5-11y) Chemical Magic (6-12y) Chess Wizard Camp (Gr 1-5) Critters ‘n Clay Camp (5-10y) Kidz Love Soccer Half-Day Camp (7-8y/9-10y) Kids Scuba Camp (8-12y) Little Medical School Camp (Gr 1-5) LEGO Batman Gotham Gadgets (5-6y) LEGO Batman Master Mechanics (7-11y) LEGO Jedi Engineering (5-6y) LEGO Jedi Master Engineering (7-11y) LEGO Minecraft Adventure Games (5-6y) LEGO Minecraft Survival Games (7-12y) Mad Sci NASA Journey Outer Space (Gr 1-5) Mad Sci Secret Agent Camp (Gr 1-5) My First Animation (6-10y) Nature: Cooking In/From the Garden (Gr 1-5) Nature: Cooking Around the World (Gr 1-5) Nature: Lil’ House at Rodgers Ranch (Gr 1-5) Summer Recreation Camp (Gr 3-8) T-Th Full-Day available Summer Rookie Camp (Gr 1-2) T-Th Tennis Camps (6-12y) Video: Beg. Game Coding/Design (10-13y) Video Game Coding: Platform (10-13y) TEEN 6/12-6/16 6/19-6/23 6/26-6/30 Chess & Games Camp (8-13y) Mobile Game Developement-Beg (10-14y) Jr. Lifeguard Camp (11-14y) Jr. Lifeguards! Back to the Pool (12-14y) Nature: Cooking In/From the Garden (Gr 5-8) Tennis Camp (6-12y) Water Polo HS Camp (Gr 9-12) XTREME Summer Camp (Gr 6-10) Full-Day available XTREME Day Trips (11-17y) (Wednesdays only)

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u SWIM LESSONSFrom from age to adults, all levels.all levels. Private and group lessons available. SWIM LESSONS age6 months 6 months to adults, Spring starts April18 8 •| Summer starts June June 12 12; weekend lessons starts June 3. Spring starts April Summer starts Weekend Lessonsat start June 3 • Private and group lessons available View full schedule pleasanthillrec.com

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aquatics swim lessons Pleasant Hill Recreation & Park District offers a wide variety of swim lessons from 6-month tots to adults.

LESSON SCHEDULES & REGISTRATION NOW ONLINE! Visit pleasanthillrec.com/aquatics/swimlessons.html Sign Up Early! Swim lesson sessions fill up quickly in summer months. Questions? Contact (925) 682-0896.

public swimming Pleasant Hill Aquatic Park 147 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill, 682-7830 The facility includes: • 25-yard pool with two diving boards • 20-yard shallow water training pool • Sprayground • Changing rooms with showers and restrooms • Two picnic areas, with BBQ pit/two tables, on lawn area off the pool deck (available for reservation) All persons entering the pool must pay admission. 15-minute rest breaks are observed every hour. Coast Guard Approved flotation devices allowed with adult supervision.

PUBLIC SWIMMING ADMISSION Under 2 yrs. . . . . . . . . Free 2–6 yrs . . . . . . . . . . . . $4.00 7–17 yrs . . . . . . . . . . . $4.50 18 yrs/older. . . . . . . . . $5.00 Seniors 55 yrs/older. . . $4.00 Children 8 years and under must be accompanied in the water by a paying adult (18 years and older). Children 12 years and under must be accompanied in the facility by a paying adult.

PUBLIC SWIMMING HOURS Spring: May 27–June 11 Saturday/Sunday, 1:00–5:00 pm Summer: June 12–August 20 Monday–Thursday, 1:15–4:15 pm Friday/Saturday/Sunday, 1:00–5:00 pm* *Friday, July 7, 1:15–4:15 pm

Late Summer: August 26–September 4

Saturday/Sunday, 1:00–5:00 pm Holidays: May 29, 1:00–5:00 pm

July 4, 12:00–5:00 pm, September 4, 1:00–5:00 pm Friday Night Family Swimming:

June 23, 6:00–9:00 pm

PUBLIC SWIMMING PASSES Come play at the pool; it’s a great way to spend the summer! Swim passes save money and are valid 5/27–9/4 during public swimming hours. Passes cannot be shared, are non-transferable and non-refundable. 15-Visit Swim Pass:

aquatics rentals

Make your next party a big splash! Reservation and $100 refundable security deposit, with use fees for pool picnics and parties are required to confirm your reservation. A minimum of two weeks advance reservation is required. Forms are available at the District Office, 147 Gregory Lane, call 682-0896.

Aquatic Park Picnics

Reserve the Aquatic Park picnic area for any special occasion. Rental fee includes barbecue grill, two picnic tables and pool admission for 20 people. Additional guests pay regular pool admission. Spring: May 27–June 11 Saturday/Sunday, 1:00–5:00 pm Summer: June 12–August 20 Monday–Thursday, 1:15–4:15 pm Friday/Saturday/Sunday, 1:00–5:00 pm *Friday, July 7, 1:15–4:15 pm

Late Summer: August 26–September 4

Saturday/Sunday, 1:00–5:00 pm Holidays: May 29, 1:00–5:00 pm July 4, 12:00–5:00 pm, September 4, 1:00–5:00 pm

2–6 yrs . . . . . . . . . . . . $58/$46 (Dist. Res.) 7–17 yrs . . . . . . . . . . . $60/$48 (Dist. Res.) 18 yrs/older. . . . . . . . . $63/$50 (Dist. Res.) Seniors 55 yrs/older. . . $58/$46 (Dist. Res.)

Friday Night Family Swimming:

Family Swim Pass:

Private Aquatic Park Parties

Unlimited use during public swim hours. 1 Person . . . . . . . . . $105/$90 (Dist. Res.) 2 Persons . . . . . . . . $150/$135 (Dist. Res.) 3 Persons . . . . . . . . $195/$180 (Dist. Res.) 4 Persons . . . . . . . . $240/$225 (Dist. Res.) 5 Persons . . . . . . . . $285/$270 (Dist. Res.) Each additional person over five: $45 Note: Pools are subject to closure without warning, based on attendance, weather, emergencies and training, maintenance or safety issues.

June 23, 6:00–9:00 pm Fee: $160/$130 (Dist. Res.)

Reserve the pool for your own private party! Minimum two-hour rental includes lifeguards. No alcohol or smoking permitted in the pool area. Fees are based on the number of guests and portions of the facility used. Call the District Office at 682-0896 or visit www.pleasanthillrec.com for more information. Available: April–October, Friday/Saturday/Sunday, 5:30–7:30 pm

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aquatics clinics and classes

pleasant hill dolfins swim team Have Fun! Swim Fast! Founded in 1964, the Pleasant Hill Dolfins is a summer recreational swim team. Daily practice with instruction in all four competitive strokes, racing starts and turns. Swim meets on Wednesday evening and weekends in the summer. The team also offers special activities for swimmers and their families. Swimmers must be able to swim 25 yards of freestyle (face in the water with rhythmic breathing). Head Coach Talli Pitcher. Team coaches: Ares Elmore, Luk Arechy, Clare Alden, Jamie Wanket, Carol Madsen, Ciera Kirby.

Pre-Swim Team 4–13 yrs

Designed for swimmers who want to join a swim team. Students must be able to take breaths on their own while “swimming.” Repeat students welcome. There will be a parent meeting and try-outs on the first day.

Tryouts: Friday, April 21, 4:00 pm at PH Aquatic Park, 147 Gregory Lane. For new 8 yrs & under swimmers ONLY. Practice Schedule (Season runs 4/24–8/7) Spring Practice held at PH Aquatic Park: 147 Gregory Lane; Summer practice at PH Education Center Pool: 1 Santa Barbara Road

2:30–3:15 pm 3:15–4:00 pm 4:00–5:00 pm 9:30–10:30 am or 5:00–6:00 pm 8:00–9:30 am or 5:00–6:00 pm 8:00–9:30 am or 5:00–6:00 pm

*For 11–18 swimmers: all practices are at PH Education Center Pool. In the summer, their primary practice is in the morning. The evening practice is designed for novice 11–18 swimmers or those who cannot make the morning practice. No practice May 29, July 3–7. County meet qualifying swimmers practice through August 11.

Registration through May 22, 2017 at the District Office (M–F, 9:00 am–5:00 pm) or online at www.pleasanthillrec.com. For more information, call 682-0896. Registration Fees: 3/1–3/31: $390/$375 (Dist. Res.) 4/1–4/30: $415/$400 (Dist. Res.) After 4/30: $445/$430 (Dist. Res.) High School Swimmers: $265/$250 (Dist. Res.) Fee includes team t-shirt. Register early to take advantage of the optional payment plan.

Work Assignments:

Parents/families play a vital role in the success of this program and parent participation is required. $200 Family Fee (per family) must be paid at the time of registration to the Pleasant Hill Dolfins Parent Club. Family Fees will be returned in the fall if all work assignments were completed. See www.pleasanthilldolfins.com for more information.

Mini-Dolfins A program for young swimmers who are not quite ready for the Dolfins Swim Team. Students must be able to take breaths on their own while “swimming.” Swimmers will be instructed in all competitive strokes. Depending on progress/ability, participants may join the Dolfins. Summer Mini-Dolfins participate in age group and end-of-season parties and receive a team t-shirt.

SPRING Tryouts: Friday, 4/21, 4:00 pm PH Aquatic Park: 147 Gregory Lane $140/$125 (Dist. Res.) Tu/Th

3:30–4:00 pm

SUMMER Tryouts: Friday, 6/2, 4:00 pm at PH Aquatic Park Registration Deadline: Wednesday, 6/7 $30 discount when you also register for Spring Mini-Dolfins. PH Education Center Pool: 1 Santa Barbara Road $250/$235 (Dist. Res.) 8200.302 6/12–7/31 M/Tu/Th/F 2:00–2:30 pm

No practice 7/3–7/7

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M/Tu/Th 4:00–4:30 pm

2 weeks | 6–8 years | $92/$77 (Dist. Res.) 8209.201 4/10–4/20

M/Tu/Th 4:30–5:15 pm

For those without swim team experience who would like to learn the skills to be on a swim team or to further develop their swimming skills. Focus will be in developing the four competitive strokes, starts and turns. Instructor: Carol Madsen 2 weeks | 9–13 years | $92/$77 (Dist. Res.) 8210.201 4/10–4/20

M/Tu/Th 5:15–6:00 pm

Spring Swim Clinics

7 yrs and under

8200.301 4/25–6/8

PH Aquatic Park: 147 Gregory Lane 2 weeks | 4–5 years | $75/$60 (Dist. Res.) 8208.201 4/10–4/20

Age as Activity Spring: 4/24–6/8 Summer: 6/12–8/7 of 6/15/17 Code M–Th M/Tu/Th/F

6 & under 8223.301 3:30–4:00 pm 4:00–4:45 pm 7–8 8224.301 4:45–5:45 pm 9–10 8225.301 11–12* 8226.301 6:00–7:00 pm* 13–14* 8227.301 6:00–7:00 pm* 15–18* 8228.301 6:00–7:00 pm*

Instructor: Talli Pitcher

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7–13 yrs

For the summer recreation swimmer. Focus is on stroke technique and drill progressions for competitive swimming. Not training sessions; must have prior competitive experience. This clinic does not conflict with County guidelines for Recreation Swim Teams. Instructor: Talli Pitcher PH Education Center Pool: 1 Santa Barbara Road 2 weeks | $75/$60 (Dist. Res.) 8727.204 3/21–3/30 8727.205 4/11–4/20

Tu/Th Tu/Th

6:00–6:45 pm 6:00–6:45 pm

Summer Competitive Stroke Instruction

One-on-one instruction in the latest stroke, turn and starting techniques with Dolfins Coaches to help improve ability in competitive swimming. For details and to register, call (925) 682-0896 or visit www.pleasanthillrec.com.

Aquatic Summer Camps, see page 9.


aquatics water exercise Aqua Zumba® 16 yrs & up

Aqua Zumba integrates the Zumba philosophy and its exotic rhythms with traditional aqua fitness. AZ is great for people who have joint problems, mobility issues, chronic conditions, weight issues, pregnant women or any healthy adult who wants a complete workout without stressing the joints. It is a fun cardioconditioning and body toning class that feels like a party! No swimming skills required. Water shoes recommended.

Lifeguard Training

Splashball

Learn how to save a life and become an American Red Cross certified Lifeguard! After successful completion, the American Red Cross will issue certificates in Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED and Administering Emergency Oxygen. Bring lunch each day. Visit www.pleasanthillrec.com for the required pre-requisites, which must be successfully completed on the first day of class.

A “T-ball” version of water polo designed to introduce the sport of water polo to children. This fun, dynamic class teaches basic skills and understanding of the sport of water polo in a recreational format while providing social development through participation in a team sport. Students should be comfortable in the water. Strong swimming skills a plus!

Instructor: Aquatics Staff

Instructor: Aquatics Staff

PH Aquatic Park: 147 Gregory Lane $230/$215 (Dist. Res.)

PH Aquatic Park: 147 Gregory Lane 5 weeks | $75/$60 (Dist. Res.)

8715.201 4/3–4/6

8750.301 4/23–5/21

15 yrs & up

M–Th 8715.202 4/14–4/29 F Sa 8715.203 5/5–5/20 F Sa

6–10 yrs

9:00 am–5:00 pm 5:00 pm–8:00 pm 9:00 am–5:00 pm 5:00 pm–8:00 pm 9:00 am–5:00 pm

Lifeguard Training Review 16 yrs & up

For those who have taken a lifeguard training course and need to renew their certifications. Course includes lecture and video review, skills practice and testing (written and skills). Upon successful completion the American Red Cross will issue certificates in Lifeguarding/First Aid/ CPR/AED. Bring lunch. Must provide proof of current certification. Instructor: Aquatics Staff PH Aquatic Park: 147 Gregory Lane $165/$150 (Dist. Res.) 8717.201 4/7–4/8 8717.301 5/14–5/21 8717.302 6/2–6/3

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5:00–9:00 pm 9:00 am–5:00 pm 9:00 am–3:00 pm 5:00–9:00 pm 9:00 am–5:00 pm

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5:00–6:00 pm

Springboard Diving 5 yrs & up

Each participant will safely advance at their own pace through individually tailored progressive skills in classes designed for everyone from total beginners to the most advanced divers. Learn and practice all of diving’s basic skills, including Hurdle, Press, Take-Off, 4-Step Approach, and more. Must be comfortable swimming to the bottom of the pool in deep water. Wear one-piece swimsuit, and bring tennis shoes and towel to class. Lab fee payable online before first class at www.diveAAU.org— sign up as an athlete, $14 Youth or $24 Adult (one lab fee/season). Instructor: Cal Diving Club PH Aquatic Park: 147 Gregory Lane 1 week | $90/$75 (Dist. Res.) 8802.302 6/19–6/22 8802.303 6/26–6/29 8802.305 7/10–7/13 8802.306 7/17–7/20 8802.307 7/24–7/27 8802.308 7/31–8/3 8802.309 8/7–8/10 8802.310 8/14–8/17

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Instructor: Sandra Franklin PH Aquatic Park: 147 Gregory Lane 4 classes | $40/$32 (Dist. Res.) 8124.201 4/12–5/3 8124.202 5/10–5/31

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7:00–8:00 pm 7:00–8:00 pm

6 classes | $54/$44 (Dist. Res.) 8124.301 6/12–6/28 8124.302 7/10–7/26

M/W M/W

7:00–8:00 pm 7:00–8:00 pm

5 classes | $48/$38 (Dist. Res.) 8124.303 8/2–8/16

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7:00–8:00 pm

Lap Swim 15 yrs & up

Monthly Pass gives you unlimited access to Lap Swim hours during the calendar month. Stay fit, work on your stroke technique, improve your endurance; rejuvenate and energize your mind/body while you swim your way to a healthier life! To purchase a monthly pass online, search “Membership.” Instructor: Staci Lindsay PH Education Center Pool: 1 Santa Barbara Road Monthly Pass: $70/$56 (Dist. Res.) Senior 55+ Monthly Pass: $52/$42 (Dist. Res.) 8-swim “Anytime” Punch card: $56 Spring Lap Swim Hours:

M/W/F M/Tu/Th

6:30–7:30 am, 8:30–9:30 am 7:00–8:00 pm

Summer (6/12–8/18) Lap Swim Hours:

M/W/F M/Tu/Th

6:30–7:30 am, 8:30–9:30 am, 12:00–1:00 pm 7:00–8:00 pm

Weekends at PH Aquatic Park:

Sa (starting 6/10) Su (starting 4/9)

10:00 am–12:00 pm 10:00 am–12:00 pm

Holidays: 3/31, 4/3, 5/27–5/29, 7/4, 9/2–9/4 Visit www.pleasanthillrec.com for a calendar to confirm hours and location.

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Adult classes with this symbol qualify for Senior Club member discount. Interested in a Senior (50+) Club Membership? Call (925) 798-8788.

Water Aerobics

The ultimate in low-impact aerobics for men & women! Classes offer all the benefits of land aerobics while cushioning the body from impact and providing resistance during exercise. Emphasis is on cardiovascular workout while toning muscles and slimming the body. Swimming skills are not required. Instructors: Bryce Halliday, Mary Beth McCarthy Year-round classes | Drop-in $8 Water Aerobics Punch Card: $50 (8 classes) PH Education Center Pool: 1 Santa Barbara Road Mary Beth thru 3/30 W Mary Beth thru 3/30 Tu/Th Mary Beth thru 3/30 Tu/Th Bryce thru 4/21 M/W/F

7:20–8:20 am 8:30–9:30 am 6:00–7:00 pm 8:30–9:30 am

PH Aquatic Park: 147 Gregory Lane Mary Beth 4/4–Nov W 7:20–8:20 am Mary Beth 4/4–Nov Tu/Th 8:30–9:30 am Mary Beth 4/4–Nov Tu/Th 7:00–8:00 pm Bryce 4/24–9/22 M/W/F 8:30–9:30 am No class on legal holidays, during the Nov/Dec holiday break and instructor scheduled vacations.

Water Walking 18 yrs & up

Water walking is an easy, low-impact exercise that can provide an aerobics workout while also strengthening and building muscles by using the water’s resistance. The water’s buoyancy supports the body’s weight, which reduces stress on the joints and minimizes pain. Pool is heated and ADA accessible. Water shoes recommended. Students may drop-in to Water Walking using the Water Aerobics Punch Card. Instructor: Nay Albertson PH Aquatic Park: 147 Gregory Lane 4 weeks | $50/$40 (Dist. Res.) Senior Club Members: $46/$36 (Dist. Res.) 2240.201 4/4–4/27 2240.202 5/2–5/25 2240.203 5/30–6/22 2240.302 7/25–8/17 2240.303 8/22–9/14

Tu/Th Tu/Th Tu/Th Tu/Th Tu/Th

8:30–9:30 am 8:30–9:30 am 8:30–9:30 am 8:30–9:30 am 8:30–9:30 am

7 classes | $44/$35 (Dist. Res.) Senior Club Members: $41/$32 (Dist. Res.) 2240.301 6/27–7/20

No class 7/4

Tu/Th

8:30–9:30 am

Cali Suns Water Polo

A USA Water Polo (USAWP) team, Cali Water Polo offers swimmers a positive, encouraging and competitive environment to learn about the sport of water polo and develop new skills. Must be able to swim 50 yards freestyle, with a strong stroke. Registration includes Nor Cal League Tournaments (schedule TBD, weekends) and a t-shirt for each player. Additional shirts available for purchase. All players must be registered with USAWP (Silver Level) at www.usawaterpolo.org by the first day of practice (this fee is not included in your registration). PH Education Center Pool: 1 Santa Barbara Road

SPRING: 14U Girls

9 weeks | $410/$395 (Dist. Res.) 8749.301 2/28–5/4

Tu/Th 6:45–8:45 pm Sibling discount: $30. No practice 4/3–4/7

Friday Night Family Swim

Enjoy an evening of swimming! Public Swim Passes are valid for entry. See Public Swim Section on page 11 for drop-in admission and additional information. PH Aquatic Park: 147 Gregory Lane June 23, 6:00–9:00 pm

FREE! Pool Safety Day

Learn about pool safety from your local Lifeguards, Paramedics, Firefighters and Medical Flight Crew! Pools and Sprayground will be open for public swimming, lifeguard demonstrations and more! PH Aquatic Park: 147 Gregory Lane Friday, June 30, 1:00–5:00 pm

Derby Day

14U Girls

All ages are welcome! Test your engineering skills and design a boat out of cardboard, recycleables and duct tape. All boats will compete in races across the pool. Wear your swimsuit and prepare to get wet! Minimum two people per boat. Pre-registration required by July 19. For rules or information, call 682-0896.

8749.302 See practice schedule below

PH Aquatic Park: 147 Gregory Lane Entry Fee: $5/boater

SUMMER: 12U Co-ed NEW!

6 weeks | $215/$200 (Dist. Res.) 8747.304 6/13–7/27 Tu/Th 10:30 am–12:00 pm

Co-ed requires Bronze USAWP membership. No practice 7/3–7/7 10 weeks* | $475/$460 (Dist. Res.)

High School Girls

8780.301 7/21

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Race starts at 1:00 pm

10 weeks* | $475/$460 (Dist. Res.) 8749.303 See practice schedule below

*Practice Schedule (14U Girls & High School Girls): 5/16–6/8 Tu/Th 6:45–8:45 pm 6/12–7/27 M/Tu/Th 6:45–8:45 pm Sibling Discount: $40. No practice 7/3–7/7

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preschool Let’s Make Music with Andrea Gaspari

preschool activities

1–3 yrs

California Gymnastics

California Gymnastic Services offers classes throughout the Bay Area since 1985. Instructor: CGS Gymnastic Services, Inc. Community Center: Soroptimist Room

PARENT AND ME GYMNASTICS 18 months–3 yrs & parents This popular class, designed for parents and toddlers, will enhance children’s motor development and confidence. Emphasis is placed on movement, basic gymnastics skills, rolling, climbing, hanging and jumping in a fun and social environment. Music games and group activities/circle time are introduced in this class. Parent participation is required. 5 weeks | $100/$85 (Dist. Res.) 6603.301 5/5–6/2 6603.302 6/9–7/14 6603.303 7/21–8/25

F F F

9:30–10:15 am 9:30–10:15 am 9:30–10:15 am

No class 6/16, 8/11

TINY TUMBLER GYMNASTICS 3–5 yrs Designed to enhance your child’s motor development skills, balance, coordination and confidence. Emphasis is placed on developing beginning gymnastics skills in a fun, non-competitive environment and also introduces children to learn to participate in a structured class without their parents. Music games and group activities are incorporated into each class. 5 weeks | $100/$85 (Dist. Res.) 6605.301 5/5–6/2 6605.302 6/9–7/14 6605.303 7/21–8/25

No class 6/16, 8/11

F F F

10:20–11:05 am 10:20–11:05 am 10:20–11:05 am

Join this multi award winner, song writer and children’s entertainer, on an amazing musical adventure. Using your bodies, voices, instruments and props, we will dance, learn, sing and play making wonderful music together. The perfect class to prepare for circle time and preschool. Instructor: Andrea Gaspari, over 15 years teaching and performing in the Bay Area Winslow Center: Room 2 5 weeks | $105/$90 (Dist. Res.) 6636.301 5/1–6/5

M 10:30–11:10 am $10 lab fee payable to instructor. No class 5/29

Parent and Me Yoga NEW! 2–5 yrs & parents

In this positive parent and me yoga class, children will have fun while developing strength, coordination, flexibility and balance, as well as increasing body awareness. Music, songs, props and visuals are embedded into each class theme. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat/towel. Instructor: Arezu Moshirian, Certified Kids Yoga Instructor and Licensed SpeechLanguage Pathologist Community Center: Preschool Room 1 4 weeks | $90/$75 (Dist. Res.) 6656.301 6656.302 6656.303 6656.304

5/6–5/27 6/3–6/24 7/8–7/29 8/5–8/26

Sa Sa Sa Sa

10:00–10:45 am 10:00–10:45 am 10:00–10:45 am 10:00–10:45 am

Parent Tot Preschool Prep 22 months–3 years

Parents! Come with your little one to enjoy songs, activities and art while preparing your child to attend a class on his/her own. Children will learn to be with others as parents exchange ideas. Bring snack daily. Enrollment is limited. Parent participant and registered child only.

Pre-Ballet 3–4 yrs

The basics of ballet are presented in a fun atmosphere. Teaches grace and the joy of movement in addition to basic ballet technique. Child must be potty-trained and able to participate without parent’s presence. Attire: light pink leotard, tights, ballet shoes. No skirts or tutus please. Instructor: Christie Tomlinson, teacher of preschool/youth dance classes; professional dancer, performer, choreographer

Instructor: Stephanie Carson

Community Center: Dance Studio 7 weeks | $104/$89 (Dist. Res.)

Community Center: Preschool Room 3 6 weeks | $113/$98 (Dist. Res.)

6619.301 5/1–6/26 6619.302 7/10–8/28

6655.202 4/14–5/19

No class 5/29, 6/19, 7/17

F

9:00–10:45 am

M M

3:00–3:45 pm 3:00–3:45 pm

4 weeks | $90/$75 (Dist. Res.) 6655.301 6/16–7/14 6655.302 7/21–8/11

F F

9:00–10:45 am 9:00–10:45 am

No class 7/7

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preschool Tiny Tot Morning Care 12 months–33 months

Give yourself some time off and let US watch your children, 12 months and walking to 33 months. Indoor games, story time, snack time and outdoor playground time. Snack provided. Bring beverage. Registration begins at 8:15 am on February 22 for the spring session and on May 24 for the summer session. After initial registration dates, call (925) 676-5200 for registration information. $30/day/child, space reserved. You will be billed unless your cancellation has been received by noon the business day prior to your reservation. New students may register for a maximum of two days per week. Current students may register for a maximum of three days per week. Children must be less than 33 months at the start of the session. Teachers: Jan Ertola and Stephanie Carson Community Center: Preschool Room 1 Standard charge: $30 per day

Priority Preschool 2017–2018 Registration is on a first come, first serve basis. Birth certificate, immunization records and proof of residency required for discount. Children must be age-appropriate by 9/1/17. For more information please contact director, Sarah Smith at (925) 676-5200 ext. 626 or ssmith@pleasanthillrec.com. Visit pleasanthillpreschool.com.

Spring Session 3/1–6/2 M–F

9:00 am–12:00 pm

Summer Session 6/12–8/17 M–Th

9:00 am–12:00 pm No class 4/3–4/7, 5/29,7/3–7/6

The Pleasant Hill Recreation & Park District Preschool has been encouraging the love of learning since 1973. Our preschool establishes the foundation for a child’s future education. Come grow with us! Our Philosophy: A child who is playing is a child who is learning. Our experienced teachers encourage individual confidence, self-esteem, and social skills that children need to be happy and successful. Classes are in session September–June. Summer camps available.

WEE-TOT (2 yrs 4 mos–3 yrs 7 mos) • Tu/Th, 9:00–11:30 am, Winslow Center 2017–18: $310/$290 (Dist. Res.) monthly

• Tu/Th, 9:00 am–12:00 pm, Winslow Center 2017–18: $370/$350 (Dist. Res.) monthly

NEW HORIZONS (3 yrs 3 mos–4 yrs 3 mos) Students required to be fully potty-trained. • M/W/F, 8:45–11:45 am, Winslow Center

PRE-K (4–6 yrs) by 9/1/17 Students required to be fully potty-trained. • PM Tu/W/Th, 12:30–3:30 pm, Community Center 2017–18: $340/$320 (Dist. Res.) monthly

• AM M–Th, 8:45 am–11:45 am, Community Center 2017–18: $480/$465 (Dist. Res.) monthly

2017–18: $370/$350 (Dist. Res.) monthly

• Tu/W/Th, 9:00 am–1:00 pm, Community Center 2017–18: $480/$465 (Dist. Res.) monthly

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Sign up for Kidz Love Soccer classes, page 18.


youth youth classes

KIDSTOP Spring Break Camp Grades K–5

Adventure Kids Spring Break Camp offers a full range of activities for your child including science, crafts, art, structured play, music, LEGO® building, sports, outdoor games and so much more! Get a preview of our Adventure Kids Summer Camp by going on two field trips if you attend this week! Call KIDSTOP at (925) 680-5298 for more information. Instructor: KIDSTOP Staff KIDSTOP Children’s Center 1 week | $315/$300 (Dist. Res.) 6060.201 4/3–4/7

M–F

7:00 am–6:00 pm

Ballet 5–10 yrs

This class is designed for the budding ballerina! Floor exercises will increase strength and flexibility. Using the barre will teach basic positions, and proper body alignment. Dance steps will be taught to improve coordination and grace. Attire: black leotard, pink tights, pink slippers. (No skirts or tutus, please, even if attached.) Instructor: Christie Tomlinson Community Center: Dance Studio 7 weeks | $104/$89 (Dist. Res.) 6042.301 5/1–6/26 6042.302 7/10–8/28

M M

3:55–4:55 pm 3:55–4:55 pm

No class 5/29, 6/19, 7/17

Little Sports Medicine School NEW! 6–10 yrs, Grades 1–5

Come explore the exciting world of Medicine with your white coat and reflex hammer, learn how real doctors do an assessment for sports injuries. Learn about common problems from playing sports such as sprains and strains and how to diagnosis and treat them. See what it is like to be an Orthopedic Surgeon and learn how tendons and ligaments work. Instructor: LMS Staff Community Center: Republic Services Room 6 weeks | $135/$120 (Dist. Res.) 6047.301 3/15–4/19

W 3:30–4:30 pm $20 lab fee payable to instructor at first class.

Tap

5–8 yrs

Get Inspired! Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics (S.T.E.A.M.) inspired Youth Programs provided by Pleasant Hill Recreation & Park District 
 • Before & After-school Care • Holiday Break Camps • Summer Adventure Kids Camp

Tip tap toe it’s off to tap we go! In this fun rhythmic energetic class students will learn basic tap steps, such as flaps and shuffles to be combined into a dance routine. Attire: comfortable clothes. Instructor: Christie Tomlinson Community Center: Soroptomist Room 8 weeks | $100/$85 (Dist. Res.) 6045.301 5/1–6/26 6045.302 7/10–8/28

No class 5/29

M M

5:00–5:30 pm 5:00–5:30 pm

Video Game Coding & Design 8–13 yrs

Students will work with a partner to learn the basic principles of conditional coding and fundamental video game design elements. Working with Multimedia Fusion software, they will learn how to make video game creations come to life. Students will make characters interact with the game environment, move around the screen and much more! Instructor: Freshi Films Community Center: Republic Services Room 8 weeks | $100/$85 (Dist. Res.) 6077.202 4/4–5/23

Tu

3:45–4:45 pm

Come visit & meet our professional staff! Contact Danny Martinez, Site Director at (925) 680-5298 or via email at dmartinez@pleasanthillrec.com.

See Summer Camps, pages 3–10.

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youth Kidz Love Soccer Classes 2–10 yrs

This soccer ‘school’ is a recreational setting for children to learn soccer through age-appropriate skill demonstrations, games, and instructional scrimmages in a safe, non-competitive environment. Facilitated by professional coaches in the Kidz Love Soccer method. Shin guards are required by the second meeting for all classes except Mommy/ Daddy & Me. KLS Rain-out Hotline number is (888) 372-5803. For information, visit www.kidzlovesoccer.com. Instructor: Kidz Love Soccer Staff PH Park, 147 Gregory Lane

SPRING SESSION:

Friday, 4/14–6/2 8 weeks | $131/$116 (Dist. Res.)

SUMMER SESSION: Friday, 7/7–9/1 8 weeks | $131/$116 (Dist. Res.)

5030.300 Mom/Dad & Me:

5030.320 Mom/Dad & Me:

9:30–10:00 am 2–3½ yrs 5030.301 Mom/Dad & Me: 5:30–6:00 pm 2–3½ yrs 5031.300 Tot/Pre-Soccer: 10:10–10:40 am 3½–5 yrs 5031.301 Tot/Pre-Soccer: 4:45–5:20 pm 3½–5 yrs 5033.300 Soccer 1: 5–6 yrs 3:15–4:00 pm 5034.300 Skillz & Scrimmage: 4:00–4:45 pm 7–10 yrs

youth sports

Spring Break Tennis Camp 6–12 yrs

Activities, games and drills are ageappropriate and the campers are sure to have fun learning a lifetime sport! Each camper will need to bring a tennis racquet, one unopened can of tennis balls, wear tennis shoes, and bring water and a snack. Instructor: Joey Martinez College Park High School Tennis Courts: 320 Civic Drive (adjacent to Community Center Parking Lot)
 1 week | $145/$130 (Dist. Res.) 5589.300 4/3–4/7

M–F

Saturday, 4/22–6/17 8 weeks | $131/$116 (Dist. Res.) 5030.311 Mom/Dad & Me:

2–3½ yrs 5030.321 Mom/Dad & Me: 2–3½ yrs 5033.311 Soccer 1: 5–6 yrs 5032.311 Pre-Soccer: 4–5 yrs 5031.311 Tot Soccer: 3½–4 yrs 5034.311 Skillz & Scrimmage: 7–10 yrs No class 5/27

8:30–9:00 am

9:45–10:30 am 10:30–11:05 am 11:05–11:35 am 11:35–12:20 pm

9:00 am–12:00 pm

4.5–10 yrs

Spend a week learning soccer skills including: dribbling, passing, receiving, and shooting. Everyone is a winner as the week’s fun culminates in an age-appropriate “World Cup” tournament.
All campers will receive a Kidz Love Soccer jersey and soccer ball. Campers should bring a full water bottle, a healthy snack and sunscreen is recommended. Shin guards are required. Instructor: Kidz Love Soccer Staff PH Park: 147 Gregory Lane 1 week | $164/$149 (Dist. Res.) Monday–Friday, 9:00 am–12:00 pm

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Saturday, 7/8–8/26 7 weeks | $121/$106 (Dist. Res.) 5030.330 Mom/Dad & Me:

9:05–9:35 am

Spring Break Soccer Camp

5039.300 Level 1: 4.5–6 yrs 5039.301 Level 2: 7–8 yrs 5039.302 Level 3: 9–10 yrs

9:30–10:00 am 2–3½ yrs 5030.322 Mom/Dad & Me: 7:00–7:30 pm 2–3½ yrs 5031.320 Tot/Pre-Soccer: 10:10–10:40 am 3½–5 yrs 5031.322 Tot/Pre-Soccer: 6:15–6:50 pm 3½–5 yrs 5033.320 Soccer 1: 5–6 yrs 5:30–6:15 pm 5034.320 Skillz & Scrimmage: 4:45–5:30 pm 7–10 yrs No class 7/14

4/3–4/7 4/3–4/7 4/3–4/7

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8:30–9:00 am 2–3½ yrs 5030.331 Mom/Dad & Me: 9:05–9:35 am 2–3½ yrs 5031.330 Tot Soccer: 3½–4 yrs 11:05–11:35 am 5032.330 Pre-Soccer: 4–5 yrs 10:30–11:05 am 5033.330 Soccer 1: 5–6 yrs 9:45–10:30 am 5034.330 Skillz & Scrimmage: 11:35–12:20 pm 7–10 yrs No class 7/15


youth Youth Tennis

MONTHLY GROUP LESSONS 6–12 yrs Classes run four consecutive weeks each month. Classes may be combined or canceled if minimum numbers are not reached. Wear tennis shoes, bring racquet and one can of unopened tennis balls. Beginner/advanced beginner—minimal skills and playing experience. Instructor: Joey Martinez Location: College Park High School Tennis Courts (Court #1) 4 weeks, Tuesdays | $68/$55 (Dist. Res.) 5555.203 5555.300 5555.301 5555.303

4/4-4/25 5/2- 5/23 6/6-6/27 8/1-8/22

6:30–7:30 pm 6:30–7:30 pm 6:30–7:30 pm 6:30–7:30 pm

3 weeks, Tuesdays | $55/$43 (Dist. Res.) 5555.302 7/11-7/25

6:30–7:30 pm

4 weeks, Wednesdays | $68/$55 (Dist. Res.) 5584.203 5584.300 5584.301 5584.302 5584.303

4/5-4/26 5/3–5/24 6/7–6/28 7/5–7/26 8/2-8/23

6:30–7:30 pm 6:30–7:30 pm 6:30–7:30 pm 6:30–7:30 pm 6:30–7:30 pm

Private Tennis Lessons 6 yrs & up

Can’t make our scheduled classes? Contact us when you are available for either one or six hours of instruction. To arrange lessons, contact Sheila (925) 682-0896, sgeorge@pleasanthillrec.com

SPECIAL TENNIS ACTIVITIES!

NEW!.

Kids Nite Out! Tennis Parties

High Performance Tennis Clinic

Tennis, games, music, pizza, friends and summer fun! Kids will love this “Kids Nite Out” tennis party! Parents will too. Drop kids off and enjoy a few hours to yourself. Kids will have fun and play a sport they can enjoy for a lifetime. Pizza is included. Pre-registration required.

A clinic designed for players who are training to compete on a High School Team. Clinic features a game based approach concentrating on tactical strategy, modern technical development and court movement. 4–8 students only.

6–12 yrs

Grades 7–10

Instructor: Joey Martinez & Sandra Garcia Location: College Park High School Tennis Courts 1 child: $25 ($10 for each additional sibling) 5579.300 7/14 5579.301 8/11

F F

Instructor: Joey Martinez Location: College Park High School Tennis Courts (Court #1) $75/$60 (Dist. Res.) 5570.300 7/19–7/28

W/F

7:30–8:30 pm

6:00–8:00 pm 6:00–8:00 pm

Kids Tennis Mixer 6–12 yrs

Mix it up! This special event is where a little fun tennis competition and socializing come together! Some tennis experience is required. Players will be matched by level as best as possible. Pre-Registration required. Instructor: Joey Martinez Location: College Park High School Tennis Courts 1 child: $10 5578.300 7/6

Th

9:30–11:30 am

Instructor: Joey Martinez

PRIVATE LESSONS Per hour, any age/level: $71/$57 (Dist. Res.) Six 1-hour classes, any age/level: $292/$277 (Dist. Res.)

SEMI-PRIVATE LESSONS 2 per/same level; must register together. Per person, per hour: $38/$30 (Dist. Res.) Per person, six one-hour classes: $155/$140 (Dist. Res.)

Plan Ahead! Early Registration for Fall & Winter Ball! Youth Flag Football and Basketball Leagues Coed Grades K–2, 3–5, 6–8 FALL NFL FLAG FOOTBALL LEAGUE Play starts October 7, 2017. Pleasant Oaks Park, 2 Santa Barbara Road 6 weeks | $150*/$135* (Dist. Res.) 5050.400 K–2 Grades 5050.402 3–5 Grades 5050.403 6–8 Grades

NEW!.

Fee includes: NFL sports jersey, football and flag belt.

WINTER NBA BASKETBALL LEAGUE Play starts January 6, 2018. PH Education Center, Gym: 1 Santa Barbara Road 8 weeks | $155*/$140* (Dist. Res.) 5060.500 K–2 Grades 5060.501 3–5 Grades 5060.502 6–8 Grades

NEW!.

Fee includes: jersey & basketball.

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teen scene Teen Scene programs are designed for youth in grades 6–12 unless otherwise noted. Some programs are open to youth and adults. Teen Scene Members receive a 10% discount.

SPECIAL TEEN SCENE EVENT! NEW!. BATTLE OF THE BANDS March 24 at the Teen Center

Xtreme Spring Break Camp

APRIL 3–7, 2017 Grades 3 & up Go Extreme this spring! Enjoy an active, fun-filled week at the Teen Center! Daily local field trips and onsite activities. Register by the day. Instructor: Teen Center Staff

Pleasant Hill Chess & Games Club Grades 5–8

Join us Friday nights with your friends for chess, knightmare chess, circular chess, 3D chess and 4-way chess. Learning and playing chess helps build cognitive and problem solving skills. We also play strategy games like Star Wars stratego and Star Wars miniatures. Chess puzzles, tournaments, contests and prizes.

Teen Center 7:30 am–6:00 pm | $55/$45 (Dist. Res.) Field Trips included 4/3 M Sky High Sports 4/4 Tu Bowling 4/5 W Mt Diablo Hike & BBQ 4/6 Th Mall Scavenger Hunt/ Arcade 5189.205 4/7 F Movies 5189.201 5189.202 5189.203 5189.204

Instructor: David DeFabio Winslow Center: Rooms 1 & 2 8 weeks | $67.50/$55 (Dist. Res.) 5102.301 4/28–6/16

F

6:00–10:00 pm

After-School Program

Babysitting 101 for Beginners

Teen Art Classes NEW!

10–18 yrs

Learn the skills needed to be a trusted and responsible babysitter. Learn about child development, bedtime strategies, discipline, how to find jobs, and ways to make babysitting fun for you and the kids. Basic first aid, general safety, and what to do in an emergency is covered. Dress to play; bring a lunch. Instructor: Jenny Cooper Senior Center: Classroom 1 & 2 1 class | $60/$49 (Dist. Res.) Teen Scene Members: $55.60/$44.60 (Dist. Res.) 5105.301 6/3

Sa

9:00 am–1:00 pm

Online Driver’s Ed 15 yrs & up Monday–Friday @ the Teen Center School Dismissal–6:00 pm Fall 2017 registration opens May 1 at 7:00 am Fees: $10/day | $14/day with transportation from VVMS & PHMS

Questions? (925) 691-5645 phteenscene.com

An interactive, educational online course with the latest in animation, video, and web technology. Class includes: rules of the road, freeway driving, motorcycle and pedestrian safety, major causes of traffic collisions, alcohol/drugs, and more. Teens under 17½ years must obtain a learner’s permit and driver’s license. Upon completion, receive DMV-approved Driver’s Education Certificate of Completion (OL 237). Sign up anytime at safetydriversed.com/affiliates/phrec Fee: $59

12–18 yrs

Instructor: iHeart Art Studio Staff iHeart Art Studio: 15 Vivian Drive, Pleasant Hill

GLASS ART In Glass Arts, students will learn all about the versatile glass medium. This course covers how to safely handle and art glass, it explains the different styles of creating art glass. Students will fuse glass pieces and will explore glass casting. Students should wear closed-toe shoes. 5 weeks | $230/$215 (Dist. Res.) Teen Scene Members: $209/$194 (Dist. Res.) 5126.301 5/4–6/8

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5:30–6:30 pm

GRAFFITI ARTS In Graffiti Arts students start by learning the history and background of this fascinating medium. They’ll first experiment with professional markers to practice with the techniques used in Graffiti Art. Students will then learn about the use of aerosol paints and the different ways in which to paint with them. 5 weeks | $195/$180 (Dist. Res.) Teen Scene Members: $209/$194 (Dist. Res.) 5127.301 5/2–5/30 5127.302 6/6–7/11 5127.303 7/18–8/22

No class 7/4

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No class 5/25

Tu Tu Tu

5:30 pm–6:30 pm 5:30 pm–6:30 pm 5:30 pm–6:30 pm


adult

Adult classes with this symbol qualify for Senior Club member discount. Interested in a Senior (50+) Club Membership? Call (925) 798-8788.

adult enrichment classes

Creative Writing: Start YOUR Novel or Short Story

You will explore innovative ways to create and develop characters. Learn how you can experiment with fiction; create nonfiction pieces by tapping into your own unique narrative voice. Have fun discussing the craft of writing, reading great literature, and sharing with your writing peers.

Exploring Watercolor

Perfect for the continuing artist who wants a fresh start or needs a gentle push along their way. Students will work together in a series of little paintings using the magic of watercolor to create our own Artists Voice.

Instructor: Janice DeJesus

Instructor: Casey Rasmussen White Senior Center: Arts & Crafts Room 6 weeks | $100/$85 (Dist. Res.) Senior Club Members: $91/$76 (Dist. Res.) 2231.301 5/2–6/20 2231.302 7/18–8/29

Tu 9:30 am–12:00 pm Tu 9:30 am–12:00 pm Beginners pay additional $15 lab fee to instructor. No class 5/9, 6/13, 8/8

Watercolor

Have you ever been told that art isn’t your forte? Let Trudi transform you into an artist! Beginners will learn basic techniques on watercolor. Advance students work on a project of their choice with instructor’s approval. Color theory, composition, and painting techniques are covered in an ongoing lecture series. Materials list at first class. Instructor: Trudi Edwards

No class 5/29

M

Learn basic concepts of three Apple devices including navigation, default apps, saving, file sharing and back up. Photo taking, storage, image sharing and several apps will be introduced. Four iMac computers available for first registrants requesting them. Other must bring their own Mac devices. Instructor: Robert Skapura Senior Center: Computer Lab

LAB iMAC USERS (4)

6 weeks | $80/$65 (Dist. Res.) 2304.301 5/30–7/11

Tu/Th 10:30–11:30 am

No class 7/4

OWN DEVICE USERS

6 weeks | $70/$55 (Dist. Res.)

Winslow Center: Rooms 1 & 2 5 weeks | $82/$67 (Dist. Res.) 4521.203 5/1–6/5

Intro To Macs, iPads NEW! & iPhones

2304.302 5/30–7/11

Tu/Th 10:30–11:30 am

Community Center: Republic Services Room 4 weeks | $70/$60 (Dist. Res.) 4510.301 5/6–5/27 4510.302 6/3–6/24 4510.303 7/8–7/29

Sa 10:00 am–12:00 pm Sa 10:00 am–12:00 pm Sa 10:00 am–12:00 pm $5 lab fee payable to instructor at first class.

Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning

You need this information for yourself, your parents, or your children. Topics: wills, living trusts, joint tenancies, and tax planning. Learn how to avoid estate taxes and probate fees. Learn about the new estate tax rules and when to update your documents. Major revisions may be required to a married couples’ trust due to law changes. Instructor: Randall Thompson Community Center: Republic Services Room 1 class | $25/$20 (Dist. Res.) 4610.301 6/21

7:00–9:00 pm

W

7:00–8:30 pm

Life’s A Picnic Planning a family picnic? Need a local outdoor space for a company retreat? Nancy Allison is your local go-to person. For ten years, Nancy has served as the District’s Park Rental Coordinator and jack-of-all trades customer service team member at the District office. She primarily manages year-round rentals of the District’s eight park picnic sites. Her favorite picnic area is at Rodgers Smith Park on Grayson Road in Pleasant Hill. This site has a little bit of everything to offer outdoor party-goers including shaded picnic benches, BBQs and a shaded serving table. The surrounding park offers sports fields, bocce courts, a basketball court, a volleyball court and large playground. Known for her amazing attention to detail, Nancy helps the community find the perfect place to gather together and celebrate in the great outdoors.

Nancy Allison

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adult

Adult classes with this symbol qualify for Senior Club member discount. Interested in a Senior (50+) Club Membership? Call (925) 798-8788.

Quilting Classes

Supply lists given out at the first class for all sessions. Instructor: Carol Madsen

QUILTING SUMMER WORKSHOP Need to have a project to work on or some experience with quilting. Senior Center: Chateau Room 5 weeks | $49/$40 (Dist. Res.) Senior Club Members: $45/$36 (Dist. Res.) 2243.301 7/31–8/28

M

12:30–3:00 pm

QUILTING: BASICS+ Quilting class topics include: use of color, picking out fabrics, piecing techniques, rotary cutting, introduction to machine quilting, basting, binding & more. Beginners work on a lap sized quilt using basic techniques while more advanced techniques will be taught to those with more experience.

Life Management Classes

NEW!

Presented by Eldercare Services. Senior Center: Classroom 2 1 workshop | $6/$5 (Dist. Res.)

LIFE ENHANCING ACTIVITIES FOR THOSE WITH DEMENTIA Understanding the value and benefit of engaging in meaningful, stimulating and social activities for adults with dementia. Hands on demonstrations of specific activities designed to help alleviate some behavior changes. Discussions on creating moments of joy. 2270.301 5/16

Tu

10:00 am–11:30 am

BRAIN REMODELING Learn how you can repair damage done by stress to your brain. The power of “mindfulness”, simple ways to change your chromosomes. It’s never too late to be a better you! 2270.302 6/20

Tu

10:00 am–11:30 am

DUCKS IN A ROW Workshop will discuss elements, tools and planning tips for a long life journey including “FIRR” technique, legal tools needed, finding an advocate that will be able to convey your wishes and values, eating well and exercising to keep healthy! 2270.303 7/18 2271.304 8/17

Tu Th

10:00 am–11:30 am 6:00–7:30 pm

FEAR OF FALLING: FALL PREVENTION Learn about falls, the impact they may have on seniors and how to prevent them. Discussions include costs, risks, consequences, fear and depression related to falls. 2270.304 8/15

10:00 am–11:30 am

CARING FOR THE CAREGIVER Red flags to burnout, emotional communication and empathic responses. 2271.301 5/18

Th

6:00–7:30 pm

THE GREAT DEBATE: PLANNING FOR RETIREMENT Making plans for retirement based on your values, challenges from current state of economy, pros and cons of living in a retirement community or staying at home. 2271.302 6/22

Th

6:00–7:30 pm

THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM Aging comes with lots of changes and fears about what lies ahead. This workshop creates awareness of important “sensitive” topics that will help alleviate fears of the unknown. This will also help start difficult conversations between you and your family to proactively prepare for the journey ahead. Discussion topics include common health changes, social interaction, options and tools for independent living, when to stop driving, when to sell the family home, common health issues, healthcare planning, financial decisions and more. 2271.303 7/20

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Th

6:00–7:30 pm

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Senior Center: Chateau Room 10 weeks | $74/$60 (Dist. Res.) Senior Club Members: $68/$54 (Dist. Res.) 2244.301 6/19–8/28

M 9:00 am–12:00 pm

No class 7/3 11 weeks | $74/$60 (Dist. Res.) Senior Club Members: $68/$54 (Dist. Res.) 2245.301 6/13–8/29

Tu

6:45–9:15 pm

No class 7/4

SATURDAY QUILT-IN Focus on quilting and other related projects. Instructor will be on site for help if needed. Senior Center: Classroom 1 & 2 5-class punch card: $50 | Drop-in: $15 5/20, 6/10, 7/8, 8/26

Sa

8:30 am–1:30 pm

MACHINE QUILTING Each class will emphasize a different quilting technique beginning with stitch in the ditch and building up to making feathers. Senior Center: Classroom 2 5 weeks | $49/$40 (Dist. Res.) Senior Club Members: $45/$36 (Dist. Res.) 2248.301 4/27–5/25 Th 10:00 am–12:30 pm


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music classes Drumming Intensive with John Waller

Rodgers Ranch Heritage Center Farm House Turns 150!

Punch cards are purchased from instructor. Instructor: John Waller

BEGINNING DRUM CIRCLE Learn the very basics of rhythm on hand drums, bells and shakers. We start out slowly and get our hands to memorize the motions. Winslow Center: Rooms 1 & 2 Drop-in: $8 | 10-class Punch card: $80* 5/9–8/29

Tu

6:45–7:30 pm

INTENSIVE DRUMMING Intermediate to advanced level drumming. Winslow Center: Rooms 1 & 2 Drop-in: $11 | 8-class Punch card: $80* Tu 7:30–8:30 pm *This punchcard is good for any of John Waller’s Adult Drumming Intensive classes. The punchcards do not expire. The District is not responsible for lost or stolen cards. No class 7/4 5/9–8/29

Ukulele Classes

Instructor: Glenn Staller

Wine Analysis: A Journey Through A Glass of Wine

Learn to identify and describe the five major components of wine by tasting five very specific wines that exemplify each component of wine’s structure. Learn the proper technique for tasting wine in addition to understanding best practices of serving-temperature, stemware, etc. Must be 21 years or older. Instructor: Bob Becker Community Center: Republic Services Room 1 class| $61/$50 (Dist. Res.) 4206.301 5/27 4206.302 6/24* 4206.303 7/22 4206.304 8/26

Sa 2:00 pm–4:30 pm Sa 2:00 pm–4:30 pm Sa 2:00 pm–4:30 pm Sa 2:00 pm–4:30 pm *Class held at Senior Center: Arts & Crafts Room.

BEGINNING UKULELE The basics of playing the ukulele. Focus on learning chords, strumming and melodies through playing contemporary and traditional songs. Notes in the open position will be covered as well. Senior Center: Game Room 6 weeks | $110/$95 (Dist. Res.) Senior Club Members: $100/$85 (Dist. Res.) 2236.301 5/3–6/14

W 11:00 am–12:00 pm $20 lab fee will be collected in class for a book with CD. No class 5/31

UKULELE STRUM AND SING A continuation of the beginning class with focus on songs, various styles and “putting it all together.” We’ll learn a new song each week and practicing playing together. Guaranteed to be a fun class for everyone. Senior Center: Game Room 6 weeks | $110/$95 (Dist. Res.) Senior Club Members: $100/$85 (Dist. Res.)

Nestled quietly in the center of Pleasant Hill is a beautiful historic site many residents have yet to discover. This hidden gem is the Rodgers Ranch Heritage Center (RRHC) located at 315 Cortsen Road. RRHC is a living history museum that serves to educate visitors on local history and the importance of green sustainable living. In 2017, RRHC is celebrating the sesquicentennial of the iconic farmhouse and has planned a year full of exciting events and activities at the ranch. Go to www.rodgersranch.org or visit the ranch yourself and experience a little local history right in your own backyard.

adult dance

A Blast from the Past Dance Series

“THE CHARLESTON” 3-WEEK WORKSHOP SERIES Come and “Kick Up Your Heels!” The Charleston is a dance named for the Harbor City of Charleston, South Carolina. The Charleston is an 8-beat dance that came before Lindy hop. It was done to lively music and could either be danced in pairs or solo. In this three week series we will learn a simple, styled, routine with a flashy ending! Lesson time: 1½ hours per week; Extra practice time: ½ hour per week. Instructor: Alberta Bagneschi Senior Center: Dance Studio 3 weeks | $68/$55 (Dist. Res.) 4116.203 4/12–4/26

W

7:30 – 9:30 pm

2236.302 6/21–7/26 W

11:00 am–12:00 pm $10 lab fee will be collected in class.

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Adult classes with this symbol qualify for Senior Club member discount. Interested in a Senior (50+) Club Membership? Call (925) 798-8788.

Belly Dance Technique

Let’s Dance: Ballroom

Senior Center: Dance Studio

Are you looking for a fun hobby, weekly date night or a place to meet new people? Then, our Ballroom Dance Class is the place for you! Let us show you what a great dancer you can become. Bring your favorite partner and learn to dance to the music you’ve always loved. Feel comfortable and confident to join in on the dance floor at parties, cruises, and weddings. This class will provide students with all the easy basics needed in Ballroom & Latin style dancing. Partner recommended.

Instructor: Sharifa

LEVEL I Belly dance is fun, good for cardio health, balance, and flexibility. Learn the beginner techniques and short choreographies. Includes warm-up and stretching. Wear loose exercise clothing, bring slippers or go barefoot. Bring or borrow a hip scarf. Class overlaps with the Level II class at 7:30 pm. 5 weeks | $68/$55 (Dist. Res.) 4132.301 5/9–6/6 4132.302 6/13–7/25

Tu Tu

7:00–8:00 pm 7:00–8:00 pm

No class 7/4, 7/11

LEVEL II Take your dance performance to another level! Focus will be on solo improvisation and choreography covering anything from props and balancing, to cymbals, modern and traditional style of belly dance. This class overlaps with the Level I class at 7:30 pm. Must have mastered beginning level 1 or equivalent, as prerequisite. 5 weeks | $68/$55 (Dist. Res.) 4133.301 5/9–6/6 4133.302 6/13–7/25

Tu Tu

7:30–8:30 pm 7:30–8:30 pm

No class 7/4, 7/11

16 yrs & up

Instructor: Alberta Bagneschi Senior Center: Dance Studio 5 weeks, Wednesdays | $68/$55 (Dist. Res.)

All Latin Series: Rumba & Samba 4114.303 Beginning 7/12–8/16 7:30–8:30 pm 4116.303 Intermediate 7/12–8/16 8:30–9:30 pm No class 7/26

7:30 – 9:30 pm

16 yrs & up

A fusion mix of both Bollywood Dance and Belly Dance. Top hits of India’s Bollywood dances as well as popular Middle Eastern music will be used to get a great cardio dance workout. Bring your hip scarves and come join the fun! No experience necessary. Instructor: Layla Habib Community Center: Dance Studio 1 5 weeks | $68/$55 (Dist. Res.)

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Sa 8:15–9:00 am Sa 9:00–10:00 am Sa 10:00–11:00 am Sa 11:15 am–12:30 pm No class 5/27, 7/1, 7/15, 7/29, 8/12, 9/2 Basics Beginners Improver Intermediate

5/21, 7/16

Bollywood/Belly Dance Fusion

W W

Senior Center: Dance Studio Drop in: 1 class $5; 2 classes $8; 3 classes $10 (same day)

Waltz & Nite Club Two Step 4114.302 Beginning 6/7–7/5 7:30–8:30 pm 4116.302 Intermediate 6/7–7/5 8:30–9:30 pm

Senior Center: Chateau Room $10 for adults, $5 for seniors over 65, children 12 & under free

4660.301 5/10–6/7 4660.302 7/12–8/9

Instructor: Millie Dusha

Line Dance Social

Join the students of Sharifa’s belly dance classes to celebrate Spring. Potluck and bazaar with entertainment by students and special guests. Doors open 7:00 pm, showcase 7:30–9:30 pm.

F

A combination of country-western, polkas, waltzes and Latin line dances for men and women. Partners are not required! Basics: for those brand new to Line Dance. Beginners: must know basic steps. Note: please refrain from wearing heavy perfumes and scents. Instructor experiences perfume allergies.

Fox Trot & Tango 4114.301 Beginning 5/3–5/31 7:30–8:30 pm 4116.301 Intermediate 5/3–5/31 8:30–9:30 pm

Spring Belly Dance Hafla!

4132.204 4/21

Line Dance

6:25–7:20 pm 6:25–7:20 pm

Register online now! www.pleasanthillrec.com | (925) 682-0896

Senior Center: Chateau Room Drop in: $10 Su

3:00–6:00 pm

Line Dance Workshop High beginner/intermediate.

Senior Center: Chateau Room Drop in: $10 7/29

Sa

9:00 am–1:30 pm

Salsa Dancing with Soul & Spirit

Learn basic and advanced routines based on choreography from instructor’s Salsa Championships (1973–2014). Do not wear sandals or tennis shoes. No alcohol based perfumes/scents due to instructor’s allergy. Instructor: Ron Bermudez Community Center: Dance Studio Drop-in Fee: $10 (past participants) 5 weeks, Tuesdays | $62/$50 (Dist. Res.) Beginning 5/2–5/30 7:30–8:30 pm Intermediate 5/2–5/30 8:30–9:30 pm Beginning 6/6–7/11 7:30–8:30 pm Intermediate 6/6–7/11 8:30–9:30 pm Beginning 7/18–8/15 7:30–8:30 pm Intermediate 7/18–8/15 8:30–9:30 pm 5/16 class meets in Soroptimist Room. No class 7/4 4155.301 4156.301 4155.302 4156.302 4155.303 4156.303


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adult health & fitness Get Fit with Alison

Purchase a multi-fitness punch card and use it for any of the fitness classes offered by Alison Raphael-Klippel such as Barre Plus, Pilates, Stretching for Everyone and Weight Training. Vacation planned? Try a new class, or work out more than once a week. Buy a punch card! Need to bring punchcard to class. 4689

Punch cards (6 classes): $81

BARRE PLUS 45-minute version of Strengthen from Within-Barre Plus combines the best of the Lottie Berk Method, ballet techniques and Pilates movement principles to provide an energizing, dance-based workout that strengthens, stretches and tones the whole body. It will leave you energized from head to toe. Bring mat, light weights (1–3 lbs) and sneakers. Instructor: Alison Raphael-Klippel Community Center: Dance Studio 1 8 weeks | $125/$110 (Dist. Res.) Punch cards available 4634.311 5/3–6/21 4634.312 6/28–8/30

W W

5:30–6:15 pm 5:30–6:15 pm

No class 7/26, 8/2

PILATES 14 yrs & up A new challenging workout that’s fun and exciting! Bring the mind, body and breathing together while learning the fundamentals of Pilates. Learn muscular control; core awareness, coordination, flexibility and posture. Comfortable clothing; no shorts. Bring padded mat. Ball is optional. All levels welcome. Instructor: Alison Raphael-Klippel Community Center: McHale Room 8 weeks | $100/$85 (Dist. Res.) 4688.301 5/1–6/26

M

5:30–6:30 pm

7 weeks | $90/$75 (Dist. Res.) 4688.302 7/3–8/28

M

5:30–6:30 pm

No class 5/29, 7/24, 7/31 Community Center: Dance Studio 8 weeks | $100/$85 (Dist. Res.) 4690.301 5/4–6/22 4690.302 6/29–8/31

Th 9:10–10:10 am Th 9:10–10:10 am 5/4 & 5/18 classes meet in McHale Room. No class 7/27, 8/3

Contemporary Self-Defense for the 21st Century

A modern realistic approach to self-defense that teaches you reality-based self-defense; no traditions, no uniforms, or colored belts. No difficult moves or drills.  You’ll learn vocal commands, action to take in a variety of scenarios, including prevention, post-traumatic stress and police interaction.  The combative instruction is from Israeli martial arts and street wise instruction from the legendary Sargent Jim Wagner (LA SWAT Member/ Trainer). The proper use of pepper spray will be included. Wear comfortable clothing and foot wear. Instructor: John Castro Community Center: Soroptimist Room 5 weeks| $68/$55 (Dist. Res.) 4648.301 5/15–6/19 4648.302 6/26–7/24 4648.303 7/31–8/28

M M M

7:00–8:00 pm 7:00–8:00 pm 7:00–8:00 pm

No class 5/29

STRETCHING FOR EVERYONE Improve the health of your body by increasing the flexibility of your hips, shoulders, core and hamstrings. Improve the length of your muscles and range of motion in your hands and feet, fingers and toes, ankles and wrists. Open up and loosen your back and neck. Rejuvenate, refresh and re-energize the mind body and soul. Please bring a mat, pillowcase and water. Instructor: Alison Raphael Klippel Community Center: Dance Studio 8 weeks | $84/$69 (Dist. Res.) 4634.301 5/4–6/22 4634.302 6/29–8/31

Th 10:15–10:45 am Th 10:15–10:45 am 5/4 & 5/18 classes meet in McHale Room. No class 7/27, 8/3

WEIGHT TRAINING Sculpt a better and healthier you with this total body workout. Strength training and core training featuring the latest innovative exercise techniques. Wear workout clothes and shoes; bring two sets of hand weights. Instructor: Alison Raphael-Klippel Winslow Center: Assembly Room 8 weeks | $100/$85 (Dist. Res.) 5/2–6/20 Tu 12:00–1:00 pm 6/27–9/5 Tu 12:00–1:00 pm 5/5–6/23 F 10:30–11:30 am 6/30–9/1 F 10:30–11:30 am 5/16 class meets in McHale Room. No class 7/4, 7/25, 7/28, 8/1, 8/4 4643.311 4643.312 4643.301 4643.302

Dance Mixx Jazzercise Co-Ed (Ongoing, all levels)

Torch fat, sculpt lean muscle and crush calories with this high intensity workout that mixes dance-based cardio with strength training. Fresh pulse-pounding music and body-blasting moves bring the intensity to transform your body, boost your mood and ignite your energy. This is the new Jazzercise. Fusion: A circuit workout. Core: Cardio with a crunching core focus. Strike: Cardio kickboxing. Hit: Interval. Winslow Center: Assembly Room AM M–Sa 9:00–10:00 am PM M–Th 5:45–6:45 pm

Strength45

Forge the tight, lean body you’re looking for while the pulse-pounding playlist distracts you from the burn. Fire up the muscles, all of them, in this 45-minute hard core muscle sculpting strength workout. Class Owner: Annemieke Howsepian, please call for fee information (925) 323-2522 Winslow Center: Assembly Room M/W/Sa 8:05–8:50 am Register at class only.

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Adult classes with this symbol qualify for Senior Club member discount. Interested in a Senior (50+) Club Membership? Call (925) 798-8788.

Fencing: The Ultimate Sport

Fencing is a physical and mental challenge, developing mind and body while improving agility, alertness, balance, coordination, and competitiveness. Foils, plastrons/masks provided; bring equipment if possible. Teens 16–17 welcome with parent. Instructor: James Parker Winslow Center: Assembly Room Experienced Fencers Drop-in: $7/per night/person 4630.301 5/1–8/28

M

7:45–10:00 pm

Fit for Life

Low impact easy dance moves for a good cardio workout. You’ll have lots of FUN while burning calories. Muscle conditioning and stretching are part of the program. Appropriate for all fitness levels. Instructor: Tari Nicholson Senior Center: Dance Studio 8-class “Anytime” Punch Card: $50 Monthly | $43/$35 (Dist. Res.) Senior Club Members: $40/$32 (Dist. Res.) 5/2–5/30 6/1–6/29 7/6–7/27 8/3–8/31

Tu/Th Tu/Th Tu/Th Tu/Th

9:00–10:00 am 9:00–10:00 am 9:00–10:00 am 9:00–10:00 am

Flex for Fitness

Stretching and band resistance exercises. Can be done in a chair. Instructor: Varies Senior Center: Dance Studio (M) Classroom 1 & 2 (W/F) 12-class “anytime” punch card: $15 Senior Club Members: $12 M W/F

Stretch and strengthen your body and mind with gentle therapeutic Pilates movements and sequences to help improve balance and coordination, build core strength and maintain muscle tone. Breathing exercises calm the mind, alleviate stress and anxiety and increase mobility and range of motion. Bring light weights, a pillow case and water. Senior Center: Dance Studio 6-class “Anytime” Punch Card: $90 8 weeks | $100/$85 (Dist. Res.) Senior Club Members: $92/$77 (Dist. Res.) 2238.301 5/3–6/21 2238.302 6/28–8/30

W W

1:00–2:00 pm 1:00–2:00 pm

No class 7/26, 8/2

La Blast 16 yrs & up

La Blast was created by Louis Van Amstel of “Dancing with the Stars” and “So You Think You Can Dance”. It’s Cardio Ballroom disguised as exercise! A variety of dances will be used: Salsa, Cha, Cha, Cha, Rumba, Tango, Swing Waltz as well as other dances to give you a great cardio dance workout. No experience necessary, No partner needed. Instructor: Lois Davis, Certified LaBlast® instructor Senior Center: Dance Studio 5 weeks | $68/$55 (Dist. Res.) 4662.301 5/11–6/8 4662.302 7/13–8/10

Th Th

7:15–8:10 pm 7:15–8:10 pm

COURSE TOPICS INCLUDE: n Accounting & Finance n Business n College Prep n Computer & Technology n Health Care & Medical n Language & Arts n Personal Development n Teaching & Education

FOUNDATIONS This class is for both beginners and experienced students. Strengthen and relax with tai chi and qigong. Healing movement and meditation promote balance and resilience throughout life. Instructor: Jasmine-rose Kam Senior Center: Dance Studio 8 classes | $80/$65 (Dist. Res.) Senior Club Members: $74/$59 (Dist. Res.) 2210.301 6/12–8/7

M 10:00 am–12:00 pm $5 lab fee payable to instructor at first class. No class 7/3

FOUNDATIONS & FORMS Strengthen and relax with tai chi and qigong. Healing movement and meditation promote balance and resilience throughout life. With gentleness and grace we learn to harmonize mind, body and spirit with the art and discipline of tai chi movement. This class is for experienced student only. Prerequisite: Foundations class. Instructor: Jasmine-rose Kam Senior Center: Dance Studio 8 classes | $108/$93 (Dist. Res.) Senior Club Members: $99/$84 (Dist. Res.) 2213.301 6/14–8/9

W 9:30 am–12:30 pm $5 lab fee payable at first class. No class 7/5

FOUNDATIONS & FORMS PACKAGE Students attend Monday and Wednesday. Five hours a week of supervised practice provide ideal conditions to jump start your own personal daily practice. Memory and homework involved. Instructor: Jasmine-rose Kam Senior Center: Dance Studio 16 classes | $164/$149 (Dist. Res.) Senior Club Members: $154/$139 (Dist. Res.)

1:00–2:00 pm 9:30 am & 10:30 am

2218.301 6/12–8/9 M/W 10:00 am–12:00 pm

$5 lab fee payable to instructor at first class. No class 7/3, 7/5

Online Learning

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Living Tai Chi

Instructor: Alison Raphael-Klippel

No class 5/29

2214.301 2214.302 2214.303 2214.304

Gentle Pilates & Functional Fitness

anytime, anywhere...

PHRPD has teamed up with Ed2Go to offer you exceptional online educational opportunities. The classes offered can enhance your performance at work, school and home. Printable certificate of completion included. Visit www.ed2go.com/pleasanthillrec for more information and to register.

Just a click away! www.ed2go.com/pleasanthillrec

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Weight & Strength

Outdoor Office

Enjoy the best combination of low-impact training and strengthening all in one fun session. Improve your flexibility, strength, balance and well being. Appropriate for all fitness levels! Students should bring their own weights and floor mats. Try it out!

As the sun rises over Pleasant Hill Park, the hum of a leaf blower drifts through the crisp early morning air. Kenny Guzman is hard at work clearing debris from all 27,000 square feet of new park pathways winding throughout the largest park in the District. Kenny is one of the District’s six full-time park maintenance workers dedicated to keeping our Pleasant Hill parks well maintained and beautiful. Kenny takes pride in his contributions to the community and loves his job. Kenny enjoys watching the park fill with people of all ages who come there to play, to exercise, relax, socialize and gather together in his outdoor office. Every day, Kenny makes life better for District residents.

Instructor: Debbie Murdock Senior Center: Varies 6-class “Anytime” punch card: $60 8 classes | $79/$64 (Dist. Res.) Senior Club Members: $73/$58 (Dist. Res.)

Kenny Guzman

Mixed Martial Arts

Bring out your cat-like attributes of speed, flexibility, endurance, timing, power, coordination, balance, and fluid motion! Non-classical combative martial arts training emphasizes physical fitness and self-defense. Methods include: Kung-Fu, Boxing, Kick Boxing, Karate, and more. Contact is on pads, and kicking shields. Wear sweats and running shoes. Plan to purchase 12-ounce boxing gloves ($25.) Instructor: John Castro Senior Center: Classrooms 5 weeks | $68/$55 (Dist. Res.) 4652.301 5/3–5/31 4652.302 6/7–7/5 4652.303 7/12–8/9

W W W

7:20–8:20 pm 7:20–8:20 pm 7:20–8:20 pm

Nia® Body-Mind-Spirit Movement

Looking for strength, healing, and better balance? Nia provides a safe, supportive, encouraging environment to move to feel better and to get a great aerobic workout. Nia’s world musical rhythms and wide variety of moves in fun choreography will feed your spirit and leave you energized and smiling! Optional: Yoga mat and water. Instructor: Kathy Bate

Tu

5:45–6:45 pm

6 weeks | $80/$65 (Dist. Res.) 4692.302 6/6–7/18 4692.303 7/25–8/29

Tu Tu

A fun class designed to help maintain important life skills and general fitness. A wide variety of exercises to improve balance, strength, flexibility and overall coordination including brain cognitive skills. Class includes floor exercises, resistance bands, simple yoga poses and dance moves with an emphasis on proper breathing and body alignment. Each class will end with soothing relaxation to allow the body to release tension and return to a peaceful calm state.

M/Th M/Th M/Th M/Th M/Th M/Th M/Th M/Th M/Th M/Th M/Th M/Th

8:15–9:15 am 9:30–10:30 am 5:30–6:30 pm 8:15–9:15 am 9:30–10:30 am 5:30–6:30 pm 8:15–9:15 am 9:30–10:30 am 5:30–6:30 pm 8:15–9:15 am 9:30–10:30 am 5:30–6:30 pm

No class 8/17

Instructor: Darlene Roth Senior Center: Dance Studio 8-class “anytime” punch card: $68 Tu 10:30–11:30 am No class 5/2, 6/6, 7/4, 7/11, 8/1

Total Fitness

The Way to Energize & Vitalize Work your body from head to toe, inside and out! A 10-minute warm-up; 30-minute aerobic (cardiovascular) segment; then toning and strength training. Last, a cool down/stretch. Modifications given so every BODY can work at its own pace! Bring mat/towel, water bottle, hand weights. Instructor: Christie Tomlinson

Senior Center: Dance Studio 5 weeks | $68/$55 (Dist. Res.) 4692.301 5/2–5/30

Stretch and Be Fit with A Smile—New Time!

2201.301 5/1–5/25 2202.301 5/1–5/25 2205.301 5/1–5/25 2201.302 6/5–6/29 2202.302 6/5–6/29 2205.302 6/5–6/29 2201.303 7/6–7/31 2202.303 7/6–7/31 2205.303 7/6–7/31 2201.304 8/3–8/31 2202.304 8/3–8/31 2205.304 8/3–8/31

5:45–6:45 pm 5:45–6:45 pm

Community Center: Dance Studio 1 8 weeks | $124/$109 (Dist. Res.) 4636.301 5/1–6/26 4636.302 7/10–8/28

M M

5:45–7:15 pm 5:45–7:15 pm

No class 5/29

No class 7/4

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Adult classes with this symbol qualify for Senior Club member discount. Interested in a Senior (50+) Club Membership? Call (925) 798-8788.

Yoga

Zumba® Gold

GENTLE YOGA Yoga movement practice makes you feel the all important mind-body connection. Yoga alleviates the muscle and joint pain from stress and inactivity. Yoga develops mindfulness and balance, flexibility and strength. Instructor has 30+ years practice. Instructor: Maxine Davis

Zumba® Gold is the low-impact version of this wildly popular dance-fitness program. Improve cardiovascular fitness, balance and agility with easy-to-follow moves and exhilarating Latin rhythms. Enhance rhythm, build strength and tone up! All fitness levels are welcome— including beginners! Wear shoes without a heavy tread.

Senior Center: Dance Studio 5-class “anytime” punch card: $75 6 classes | $86/$71 (Dist. Res.) Senior Club Members: $79/$64 (Dist. Res.) 2235.301 5/4–6/8 2235.302 6/15–7/20 2235.303 7/27–8/31

Th Th Th

Senior Center: Dance Studio 5 weeks | $74/$60 (Dist. Res.) W

6:00–7:15 pm

6 weeks | $86/$71 (Dist. Res.) 4656.302 6/7–7/12 4656.303 7/19–8/23

W W

Senior Center: Dance Studio 8-class “anytime” punch card: $68

10:30–11:30 am 10:30–11:30 am 10:30–11:30 am

HATHA YOGA Hatha Yoga is a path toward creating balance and uniting opposites. In our physical bodies we develop a balance of strength and flexibility. We also learn to balance our effort and surrender in each pose. This class will offer powerful tools for self-transformation. Learn to bring attention to our breath, which helps us to still the fluctuations of the mind and be more present in the unfolding of each moment. All welcome. Great for beginners and advanced students. Bring yoga mat. Instructor: Linda Burkard

4656.301 5/3–5/31

Instructor: Barbara Ward, licensed Zumba® Instructor

6:00–7:15 pm 6:00–7:15 pm

SUGI YOGA/GENTLE YOGA & MOVEMENT Anyone can do Sugi Yoga, even you! This non-traditional Yoga style is a combination of Hatha Yoga and the Feldenkrais technique of movement. Learn gentle Yoga postures, breathing exercises, and deep relaxation to help relieve stress on three levels: spirit, mind, and body. Wear comfortable clothing; bring Yoga mat and pillow. Instructor: Nancy Guzzaldo

Mondays 9:00–9:50 am Fridays 10:00–10:50 am No class 5/5, 5/29, 6/26, 6/30, 7/3, 7/7, 8/28, 9/1

Zumba®/Zumba Gold® Party!

YOGA GENTLE STRETCH You are as old as your spine is flexible. A regular yoga practice will improve and maintain flexibility, improve posture, prevent injury and relieve stress. Integrate basic yogic principles with modifications given to accommodate all levels. This class balances body, mind and spirit to reach optimal health and well-being. All abilities and beginners welcome. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat. Instructor: Maxine Younger Community Center: Dance Studio 1 Drop-ins welcome: $12 (exact amount, cash or check) 5-week session | $68/$55 (Dist. Res.) 4649.301 5/4–6/8

Th

6:00–7:10 pm

6-week session | $80/$65 (Dist. Res.) 4649.302 6/15–7/20 4649.303 7/27–8/31

Th 6:00–7:10 pm Th 6:00–7:10 pm 5/18 class meets in Republic Services Room. 6/1, 6/15, 7/6 classes meet in McHale Room. No class 5/25

Winslow Center: Assembly Room 6-week session | $80/$65 (Dist. Res.) Punch cards: $72 (6 classes) Drop-ins welcome: $12 4637 5/1–8/26

M–Th, Sa 10:30–11:45 am See website to review each session date. Sessions begin 5/1. No class 5/29, 7/4

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NEW!

All ages and levels can enjoy dancing and moving to exhilarating Zumba rhythms from around the world! First-timers are welcome to join the party! Refreshments provided. Wear shoes with minimal tread. Licensed Zumba®/Zumba Gold® Instructors: Barbara Ward, Janet Tilander, Rebekah Raybuck & Sandra Franklin Senior Center: Chateau Room Drop-in: $15 June 1

Th

6:00–7:15 pm


adult adult sports and leagues Leagues

• Basketball (3 on 3 and 5 on 5) • Bocce • Cornhole Bag Toss • Flag Football • Soccer (5 on 5) • Softball • Volleyball

Monthly Group Tennis Lessons

13 yrs & up (6–12 students) Classes begin on the first day of the month and run four consecutive weeks through the end of the month. Wear tennis shoes, bring racquet and one unopened can of tennis balls. Four one-hour classes.

For details, visit pleasanthillrecsports.com, call (925) 682-0896 or email sgeorge@pleasanthillrec.com

Instructor: Joey Martinez

Drop-In Adult Sports

BEGINNER/ADVANCED BEGINNER Minimal skills and playing experience.

Basketball: $5 per person PH Education Center Gym, 1 Santa Barbara Road

• Monday and Friday, 6:00–8:00 pm • Sunday, 8:00–10:00 am

Badminton: $5 per person PH Education Center Gym, 1 Santa Barbara Road

• Sunday, 10:00 am–12:00 pm

Cornhole Bag Toss: $7 per person

Winslow Center, 2590 Pleasant Hill Road

• Tuesday, 7:00–10:00 pm

College Park High School: Tennis Courts 320 Civic Drive (adjacent to Community Center parking lot)

4 weeks | $68/$55 (Dist. Res.) 5565.203 5565.300 5565.301 5565.302 5565.303

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INTERMEDIATE Familiar with all basic strokes; can maintain a rally; has playing experience. 4 weeks | $68/$55 (Dist. Res.)

pleasanthillrecsports.com

5566.803 5566.900 5566.901 5566.902 5566.903

4/6–4/27 5/4–5/25 6/1–6/22 7/6–7/27 8/3–8/24

Get league registration packets, schedules, roster addition forms, field conditions, etc. from our sports website.

Tennis Lessons by Arrangement

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Can’t make our scheduled classes? Contact us when you are available for either one or six hours of instruction. To arrange lessons, contact Sheila at (925) 682-0896 or sgeorge@pleasanthillrec.com Instructor: Joey Martinez College Park High School: Tennis Courts 320 Civic Drive (adjacent to Community Center parking lot)

PRIVATE LESSONS Per hour, any age/level: $71/$57 (Dist. Res.)

For Youth Tennis, see page 19.

Six 1-hour classes, any age/level: $292/$277 (Dist. Res.)

SEMI-PRIVATE LESSONS Two per/same level; must register together. Per person, per hour: $38/$30 (Dist. Res.) Per person, six 1-hour classes: $155/$140 (Dist. Res.)

Register online now! www.pleasanthillrec.com | (925) 682-0896

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travel Explore your world with us!

Pleasant Hill Recreation & Park District Travel Services offer a variety of exciting adventures that allow you to experience unique cultures, gain broader perspectives and make new friendships in amazing, beautiful places in our great big world. We make traveling easy for all with all-inclusive, organized trips that optimize your travel experience. No planning. No hassles. Just adventure. Where in the world do you want to go? Call our Travel Coordinator who will be happy to help you with your next travel adventure.

TRAVEL OFFICE INFORMATION: Travel Coordinator: Cassie Eternal Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Friday, 9:30 am–3:30 pm Phone: (925) 771-7636 Wednesday & Thursday, 9:30 am–12:30 pm Location: Senior Center, 233 Gregory Lane

Get a Jump-Start on Future Adventures! It’s never too early to make travel plans for your next tour! Sign up for your 2018 world adventures today!

Spectacular South Africa

Africa’s cosmopolitan cities, posh resorts, expansive desert, magnificent wildlife and fertile wine country combine with a harmonious mix of many cultures to create a beautiful mosaic to discover on this fascinating tour. Explore Soweto, birthplace of Nelson Mandela. Search out the “Big Five” during an open-air safari game drive. Visit the Featherbed Nature Preserve. Travel the lush Garden Route between the mountains and the balmy Indian Ocean. Visit a working ostrich farm. Relax among the vineyards in the winelands region. Indulge in a wine tasting and a wine pairing dinner. Relax during a leisurely 3-night stay in Cape Town, one of the most beautiful cities in the world. February 8–21, 2018 Cost: $5,349 pp/double; $6,049 pp/single

Splendid Sicilia

Delve into the fascinating mosaic that is Sicily. Explore this beautiful Mediterranean island on this grand tour and discover the influences left by ancient Greeks and Romans, Arabs and Normans. Get acquainted with Palermo’s colorful markets and the city’s famous “street food.” Spend time at Monreale’s 12th-century cathedral and come to know Catania. Meet a local entrepreneur and learn what ordinary Sicilians are doing to combat the Mafia. Enjoy Agrigento’s spectacular Valley of the Temples, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Reflect on the grandeur of ancient Greece during an included excursion to the historical sites in Siracusa, another UNESCO World Heritage site, whose archaeological treasures rival those in Athens.

Tulip Time on the Romantic Rhine and Mosel River Cruise With Exclusive 2 for 1 Airfare or Free Airfare with Suite Upgrade! Explore a new European City or country every day aboard the MS Emerald Star. History and architectural delights line the banks of the rivers—a veritable feast for the eyes! Enjoy many surprises along the way including a narrated cruise on the canal in Amsterdam, Keukenhof Gardens at the height of Tulip Time, shore excursions to Cologne, Cochem, Strasbourg & Lucerne, a visit to Lorelei Rock, and a tour of Reichsburg Castle. All meals are included on the ship and the ship also serves afternoon tea. Enjoy two post nights in Lucerne after your cruise. Want to cruise in style? Upgrade to a suite with balcony and receive free airfare! Ship: MS Amadeus Silver III. Single? This trip includes our Roommate Match and if we can’t find you a roommate, you will enjoy your trip without the single supplement! This trip sells out quickly, make sure to book asap! April 6–17, 2018 Cost: Staterooms starting at $4,807 pp/double; Suites starting at $6,857 pp/double

March 10–19, 2018 Cost: $4,934 pp/double; $5,834 pp/single

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Register online now! www.pleasanthillrec.com | (925) 682-0896

New England & Canada Autumn Cruising

Experience a beautiful and unique new way to explore little northeast coastal towns! Fly into New York and take a bus tour. See the sights of Chinatown, Broadway and Central Park. Wave goodbye to the City as you set sail on your Norwegian Cruise Line Norwegian Gem, past Ellis Island and on to New England and Canada’s Maritime Provinces. Visit Nova Scotia, Saint John’s, Bar Harbor and Portland, Maine along the way. Single? This trip includes our Roommate Match and if we can’t find you a roommate, you will enjoy your trip without the single supplement! September 29–October 8, 2017 Cost based on per person and double occupancy: Inside Cabin $2,980.72; Outside Cabin $3,447.12; Balcony $4,337.52; Single Rooms start at $4,018.46


travel Brandywine & The Poconos

Travel to Philadelphia where this exciting trip starts with a 4-night stay in the Brandywine Village. Tour the DuPont mansions, Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell and Elfreth’s Alley. Chocolate lovers will delight in spending a whole day dedicated to exploring Hershey’s. Enjoy a factory tour and city tour of all of the things Milton Hershey who built the chocolate themed town. Just when you thought it couldn’t get better than chocolate, take a tour of the QVC shopping network studios. Conclude your trip with a visit to the beautiful Poconos during the Autumn color change—a photographer’s dream! At home pickup and drop off included in this tour! October 7–13, 2017 Cost: $2,995 pp/double; $3,395 pp/single

Christmas at the Galt House and the Opryland Hotel

Celebrate the holidays with a a music-filled Christmas adventure. Enjoy listening to boogie-woogie and blues all the way through to the King of Rock and Roll on this guided tour to Nashville, Louisville, and Memphis. Enjoy a Christmas dinner show from the Ladies for Liberty at the Galt House. Be amazed at the colorful displays of the KaLightoscope Christmas lights display. Enjoy dinner and a music performance at the Derby Dinner Playhouse. Tour some of Memphis’ famous recording studios. Learn about freshwater pearls and how they are harvested at the Tennessee River Freshwater Pearl Farm. Wrap up this musical adventure with a special live performance from Country band Diamond Rio. Single? This trip includes our Roommate Match and if we can’t find you a roommate, you will enjoy your trip without the single supplement! December 4–10, 2017 Cost: $3,534 pp/double; $4,483 pp/single

A Taste of Tuscany

From art and culture to food and wine, experience all Tuscany has to offer while based in the Tuscan and Italian Renaissance capital of Florence. Travel through the scenic countryside and take in the postcardperfect vistas as you journey to Pisa, Siena, Monteriggioni, Chianti and Leonardo’s hometown of Vinci. Sample the local wine at two wine-tasting events and learn the secrets of preparing delicious Italian cuisine at a hands on cooking class. Experience Italy’s ‘La Bella Vita’—The Good Life! Single? This trip includes our Roommate Match and if we can’t find you a roommate, you will enjoy your trip without the single supplement! October 7–14, 2018 Cost: $4,623 pp/double; $5,572 pp/single

Join us for a Special Presentation:

Globus Travel Happy Hour

Globus family of brands, a worldwide tour company will be hosting this special Happy Hour to highlight some of their newest offerings including their Cosmos brand for affordable travel, Monograms brand for personalized travel and Avalon brand for 5 star, all-inclusive river cruising tours. If you like to travel and want to spend under $2000 on worldwide adventures, want to jet set with a few friends to a new place or just want to learn about the latest group travel offerings, make sure you RSVP for this event! • Enjoy

heavy appetizers and wine tastings on us! • A great opportunity to meet travelers like you! Please RSVP we have limited spots available for this event! Contact Cassie Eternal at (925) 771-7636 or email ceternal@pleasanthillrec.com. May 16, 2017, 1:30–2:30 pm Senior Center: Chateau Room

50+ travel Pleasant Hill Recreation & Park District Travel Services offer special day trips and excursions for 50+ seniors. Meet new friends and have fun as you explore Northern California in the company of fellow travel enthusiasts. Non-Senior Club Members pay an additional $10 for daytrips. Not a Senior Club member yet? Stop by the Senior Center and sign up!

Senior Trip Meeting

Want to learn more about senior trips? Attend a monthly Senior Trip Meeting to get a first look at our upcoming day trips, casino excursions and all-inclusive Air & Sea Travel Adventures. Many day trips and excursions sell out at the trip meeting! Meetings are the first Tuesday of the month, unless noted. We love suggestions to improve our travel program; bring your ideas to the meeting so we can continue to offer exciting adventures. We offer our daytrips for any type of mobility and we do not charge the Non-Member fee for caretakers. Special Accommodations can be made for Electric Wheelchairs, Special Dietary Requests and Service Dogs with advance notice and as long as the trip venues are ADA accessible. Senior Center: Chateau Room First Tuesday of the month, 1:00 pm

50+ Day Trips & Excursions Here are some of our upcoming trips—call (925) 798-8747 to sign up! Trip times are approximate.

THE BODY GUARD—SACRAMENTO Based on the hit film, the award-winning musical will star Grammy® Award-nominee and R&B superstar Deborah Cox! Former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard, Frank Farmer, is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Breathtakingly beautiful romantic thriller, The Bodyguard features a host of classics including “So Emotional,” “Saving All My Love,” “Run to You,” “I Have Nothing,” “I Wanna Dance with Somebody” and one of the biggest selling songs of all time—“I Will Always Love You.” Lunch on your own in Oldtown. Tickets available now! Thursday, April 20, 2017 10:00 am–6:30 pm Cost: $102/$97 (Dist. Res.) Trips continue on page 32!

Register online now! www.pleasanthillrec.com | (925) 682-0896

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50+ 50+ Day Trips & Excursions, Continued TASTE OF ASIA—OAKLAND This trip starts at the exquisite Bonsai Garden located at the Gardens at Lake Merritt which is one of the largest Bonsai collections on the West Coast. Their most amazing piece is a 1600 year old Bonsai that you will get to see up close. Your final stop of the day will be at Takara Sake USA, you will explore the sake museum and learn about the intricate history of making this traditional drink, then enjoy a tasting of the premium sake products that the company makes. Enjoy an included lunch at Kirin’s which will feature Beijing and Sichuan style food. Tickets available now! Thursday, May 4, 2017 9:50 am–4:45 pm Cost: $91/$86 (Dist. Res.)

ELKHORN SLOUGH SAFARI Elkhorn Slough Safari is an exciting way to visit the wildlife in Moss Landing. You will see a fantastic variety of wildlife playful sea otters, curious harbor seals, sea lions, hundreds of species of birds and more. The Safari Boats take 25 people at a time, so we will split into two groups—PM Group will enjoy lunch at 11:30 am and a tour at 1:15 pm; the AM Group will enjoy their tour at 11:15 am and lunch at 1:30 pm. While you are waiting for each group to finish, enjoy some time at the beach, shop the local antique stores, or sit and enjoy a cocktail or coffee. Make sure to dress in layers; bring a hat and sun block! Lunch included at Phil’s Fish House. Tickets available now! Monday, May 15, 2017 8:15 am–6:30 pm Cost: $110/$105 (Dist. Res.)

ROARING CAMP RAILROAD— FELTON All aboard for a day of locomotive fun! Roaring Camp Railroad is any train lover’s dream, from the replica Old West town to their steam trains and delicious Chuck Wagon BBQ. Travel over trestles, through towering redwood groves and up a winding narrow-gauge grade to the summit of Bear Mountain as conductors narrate the history of Roaring Camp, the railroad and the forest (approximately one hour RT). Enjoy a BBQ and marshmallow roast! Tickets available 3/13/17. Monday, June 19, 2017 7:10 am–5:30 pm Cost: $95/$90 (Dist. Res.)

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YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK OVERNIGHT Join Pleasant Hill Seniors and enjoy this three day/two night trip to beautiful Yosemite National Park. On day one you will travel from Pleasant Hill to Modesto stopping at Black Bear Diner for a hosted lunch. Continue through to the Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino to check in for your two-night stay. Enter Yosemite National Park for a 2-hour tram ride tour of Yosemite Valley Floor before your lunch in the Dining Room of the beautiful Majestic Hotel. On day three you will depart and head for home with a lunch stop at Hilmar Cheese Factory. Spaces available now! Wednesday, September 20, 9:40 am– Friday, September 22, 4:30 pm Double: $454/$449 (Dist. Res.) Single: $521/$516 (Dist. Res.)

HOT DOGS WITH THE QUEEN ON THE USS POTOMAC Celebrate the very first time that King George VI & Queen Elizabeth visited the POTOMAC with a historically accurate catered lunch of hot dogs! This narrated cruise will teach you lots along the way about the King & Queen’s visit and it will also give you some history on the Bay itself. Lunch is included. USS POTOMAC is unable to accommodate wheelchairs. Tickets available 4/4/17. Saturday, August 26, 2017 8:40 am–2:30 pm Cost: $105/$100 (Dist. Res.)

SONOMA COUNTY HOT AIR BALLOON CLASSIC OVERNIGHT Begin your day at the beautiful Graton Hotel and Casino in the heart of Rohnert Park, then check into the Best Western Plus Wine Country Inn and Suites. Board your motor coach for a dinner of Western Hospitality with Great Food at Cattlemen’s in Santa Rosa. Start early on Saturday at Keiser Park for the beautiful Balloon Festival Dawn Patrol. An array of multicolor balloons launch in the dark and glow like massive lanterns in the dawn skies above beautiful Santa Rosa, followed by the main balloon launch at 6:30. The festival offers many food and drink options. Friday, June 9–Saturday June 10, 2017 Double: $277 pp/$272 pp (Dist. Res.) Single: $380 pp/$375 pp (Dist. Res.)

Register online now! www.pleasanthillrec.com | (925) 798-8788

Pleasant Hill Senior Center

233 Gregory Lane • (925) 798-8788 www.phseniorcenter.com The award-winning Pleasant Hill Senior Club, sponsored by the Pleasant Hill Recreation & Park District, operates as a non-profit organization with an elected Board of Directors. Annual membership is open to men & women 50 years and over for $20. Members receive a monthly newsletter and discounts on numerous classes and special events. For more details on dates and times of the following services and activities please visit the website at www.phseniorcenter.com and download a copy of the Senior Sounds monthly newsletter.

Senior Services: • Advance

Health Care Directives Program Management Program • Consult an Attorney Program • County Nutrition Program (CC Café/Meals on Wheels) • iHelp (help for Mac, iPad, iPhone users) • County Connection Bus Tickets • Grief Support Group • Medicare & Supplemental Insurance Policy Counseling (HICAP) • Memory Screening • Movie Library • Notary Service • Open Computer Lab • Senior Peer Counseling • Care

Senior Center Activities: • Amistad—Spanish

Resource Group Mah Jongg • Boutique Group • Bingo • Book Club • Bunco • Chef’s Lunches • Explorers Hiking Group • Friday Flicks • Marathon Bridge • Men’s Corner—men’s discussion group • Pathfinders Walking Group • Pinochle • Senior Bridge • Spanish Book Club • Tea Dance • Tuesday Talkers—co-ed discussion group • Wisdom Circles • American


All senior enrichment, fitness and dance classes have been moved to the Adult section. See pages 21–29. Look for classes with this symbol for “senior friendly” classes that qualify for a Senior Club Member discount. Interested in a Senior (50+) Club Membership? Call (925) 798-8788 to sign up.

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senior programs & events FREE! Care Management Series

The Care Management Series brings a variety of topics from experts in our community. This series is sponsored by Carlton Senior Living. Presentations are free however space is limited so please reserve your spot by calling 798-8788. May 11: “Talk Therapy” presented by Senior Outreach Services June 8: “If I Drink That Much Water, I’ll Have to go to the Bathroom” presented by Carlton Senior Living July 13: “What to Look for When Hiring In-Home Care” presented by LivHome August 10: “The Right To Die Law” presented by Hospice 2nd Thursday each month, 2:00–3:30 pm Senior Center: Dining Room

NEW! FREE! Crime Prevention Workshop

Join your neighbors for these informative workshops designed to train citizens on how to recognize and report suspicious activities. Topics include Basic Home Security: March 15, ID Theft: April 19, Security Cameras & Residential Alarms: May 21, Social Media & Internet Security: June 19. RSVP to 798-8788, Free to attend, space is limited. 3rd Wednesday of Month, 4:00–5:00 pm Senior Center: Dining Room

Laugh, Love & Learn

Senior Live Well Forum: A day full of educational and uplifting speakers, plus lunch. All funds raised benefit the Senior Center Care Management Program. For registration and more information, call the Senior Center at (925)798-8788. Buy tickets now! Event is a sell-out! 2017 Featured Speakers: “Get the Facts on Medical Marijuana” presented by Eloise Theisen, RN “Frauds & Scams Targeting Seniors” presented by FBI Special Agent D. Strange “A Day in the Life of a Romance Author” by Gretchen De La O, Author Friday, May 5, 9:30 am–1:00 pm Tickets on sale 3/20: $25 if registered by 4/21; $35 after 4/21 Senior Center: Chateau Room

Come early for the free Ultimate Senior Resource Fair from 8:30 am–1:00 pm. Over 50 vendors from the local area and free giveaways!

Pancake Breakfasts

Our monthly pancake breakfasts feature pancakes or French toast, eggs, sausage, orange juice and coffee. All ages welcome! 1st Sunday of the month, 8:30–10:30 am

FREE! What is Affordable Housing? NEW!

Join us for this 3-part series where you will learn the difference in the housing options offered through the County, where to find units to rent and how to start the process. RSVP by calling 798-8788. Free! Tuesdays, June 13, June 20, June 27 2:00–4:00 pm Senior Center: Dining Room

Clarinet Fusion Summer Concert

Pleasant Hill’s very own Clarinet Fusion will perform live music to the delight of both children and adults. Bring the whole family. Tickets on sale 5/8. Friday, June 30, 7:00 pm Tickets: $5 presale, $8 day of Senior Center: Chateau Room

May 7, June 4, August 6 Tickets: Adults 11+: $5 Children 5–10 yrs: $3 • 4 & under Free! Senior Center: Chateau Room

4th of July Pancake Breakfast

Delicious pancake breakfast! A perfect way to start your 4th of July celebrations. Monday, July 4, 8:00–10:00 am Tickets: Adults 11+: $5 Children 5–10 yrs: $3 • 4 & under Free! Senior Center: Chateau Room

Taste of the Vine— Summer Solstice BBQ NEW!

Kick off the summer with us! Margaritas and BBQ will be served. Non-alcoholic beverages available. Sponsored by Carlton Senior Living. Tuesday, June 20, 4:00-6:00 pm Tickets: Pre-sale $12; Day of $15 Senior Center: Chateau Room

Register online now! www.pleasanthillrec.com | (925) 798-8788

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Dear Friends of Pleasant Hill Recreation & Park District, All the rain has been wonderful but I now have my sights set on warm sunny weather heralding the summer months ahead. Now is the time to plan for family BBQs, vacations, and activities that will keep your kids active and engaged over the summer. Pleasant Hill Recreation and Park District can help you plan your summertime fun! We have tons of summer activities, events and camp options to fit recreation into your busy schedule. Dreading “I’m Bored?” from your kids this summer? Sign up early for our I’m-boredbusting summer camps. This year, we are hosting our first Summer Camp Expo on March 11 at the Pleasant Hill Community Center. This is an opportunity for you and your kids to meet our instructors, ask questions, see demonstrations and survey all the choices available for kids ages 3 and up. As a bonus, you will receive 10% off camp registration if you sign-up at the Camp Expo event. That could save you up to $250 per camper for a summer full of amazing activities. Summer is also the perfect time to plan a family gathering. Let us find the perfect spot for you to show-off your Master BBQ skills. Did you know we have picnic areas for groups of any size? I urge you to call our staff for assistance in choosing the perfect picnic area or facility for your celebration. One of my favorite picnic locations is at our newly renovated Pleasant Oaks Park. Don’t forget to mark your calendar for our signature events this summer. They are listed on page 35. I hope to see you there! Cheers, Michelle Lacy, General Manager

Mission Statement

In order to serve the diverse recreational needs of individuals and families and to enrich the quality of life for all residents, the Pleasant Hill Recreation & Park District is committed to providing park facilities, open space, programs, and activities.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS Zac Shess, Chair Bobby Glover, Vice Chair Sandra Bonato, Secretary Jennifer Ortega, Member Andrew Pierce, Member

(925) 212-6572 (925) 954-7070 (925) 938-5433 (916) 837-3904 (925) 212-7503

Board Meetings: 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:00 pm Administration Office, Conference Room, 147 Gregory Lane

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3 Ways to Register Now! Online at www.pleasanthillrec.com Visa/MasterCard/American Express accepted. No convenience fees for online registration! Phone: 682-0896 M–F, 9:00 am–5:00 pm, VISA/MasterCard/American Express accepted. Walk-in: Administration Office, 147 Gregory Lane, M–F, 9:00 am–5:00 pm.

Registration Begins March 13 See class listings for exceptions to registration dates. For refund and satisfaction guarantee information, please visit pleasanthillrec.com/refund.html. Effective 5/1/17, classes that have not met minimum enrollment five business days before first meeting will be cancelled.

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF Michelle Lacy, General Manager Mark Blair, Accounting Supervisor Tom Bradley, Park Superintendent Katrina Hunn, Recreation Supervisor Lance Hurtado, Recreation & Parks Manager Susie Kubota, Executive Secretary Kendra Luke, Senior Services Supervisor Carrie Miller, Building Maintenance Superintendent Korey Riley, Aquatics Supervisor Tina Young, Recreation Superintendent

FACILITY & PARK LOCATIONS Administration: 147 Gregory Lane M–F, 9:00 am–5:00 pm 682-0896 • Fax 682-1633 Community Center: 320 Civic Drive M–F, 9:00 am–4:30 pm 676-5200 • Fax 246-9842 Senior Center: 233 Gregory Lane M–Th, 9:00 am–4:00 pm; F, 9:00 am–3:00 pm 798-8788 • Fax 798-8837 Teen Center: 147 Gregory Lane

691-5645

Park Maintenance Operations: 310 Civic Drive • M–F, 6:30 am–3:00 pm 671-4649 • Fax 676-7628 Paso Nogal Off-Leash Dog Park: on Paso Nogal Road Rodgers Ranch Heritage Center: 315 Cortsen Road • www.rodgersranch.org Winslow Center: 2590 Pleasant Hill Road

Map of District Parks & Facilities available at pleasanthillrec.com.

CO-SPONSORED CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS For club information, visit pleasanthillrec.com/clubs.html • American Legion #331 • Contra Costa Camera Club • Diablo Valley Track & Field • Diablo Valley Macintosh User Group • East Bay Artists Guild • Friends of PH Library • Las Juntas Artists • Onstage Theatre • PH Baseball Association • PH DOG Owners Group • PH 4th of July Commission • PH Garden Study Club • PH Historical Society • PHMSA-AYSO Soccer • PH Tennis Club • Rodgers Ranch Heritage Center • Society of Young Magicians • Veterans of Foreign Wars

The Pleasant Hill Community Foundation was founded in 1987 to promote and support educational, recreational, cultural and other activities for people living and working in the Pleasant Hill area. In addition to its other funds, the Foundation created the “Park Development Fund” to provide the Pleasant Hill Recreation & Park District monies to develop, protect, restore, and conserve our parks. It is organized under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions are tax-deductible. Details: info@phcommunityfoundation.org

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA) 5% of rental fees and $1 per person per class will be designated for facilities improvements and services to comply with the ADA. PHR&PD welcomes persons with disabilities. For information, call 682-0896.

Register online now! www.pleasanthillrec.com | (925) 682-0896


MARK YOUR CALENDAR!

Community Activities

For special event details and pre-registration deadlines, visit pleasanthillrec.com

c on tr a c o sta c ou n t y

“Egg”Citing Egg Hunt!

Be there. Be fabulous!

SATURDAY, APRIL 15 Pleasant Hill Park 9:30 am–12:00 pm, rain or shine

Sunday, May 21, 2017 2:00-6:00 pm • Pleasant Hill

Pre-registration required, April 3 by noon. Bring camera and Easter basket. Enjoy visits with the Easter Bunny, facepainting and more. Catch the Pleasant Hill Express running all morning. Find the golden ticket to win a special prize! Dana Smith, Juggler. All activities close at noon.

Community Center’s Perera Pavilion Sip divine wines • Savor delicious food bites Shop the latest in shoes & accessories Mingle with Shoe Guys • Bid on one-of-a-kind auction items • Kick up your heels for a fashion show

Sponsored by Pleasant Hill Recreation & Park District and Pleasant Hill Lions Club

Purchase tickets at winewomenandshoes.com/contracosta

Egg Hunt | $7.50/$6 (Dist. Res.) per child Check-in begins for all ages: 9:30 am 6160.201 6160.202 6160.203 6160.204

0–3 yrs 0–3 yrs 4–6 yrs 7–10 yrs

10:30–10:45 am 10:50–11:05 am 11:15–11:30 am 11:30–11:45 am

Easter Pancake Breakfast & Boutique Saturday, April 15, 9:00–11:00 am Senior Center: Chateau Room Admission: Adults (11+) $5; Children (5–10) $3; 4 & under Free!

Literary Women Saturday, April 22, 9:30 am–3:00 pm Community Center: Perera Pavilion

benefiting

Tickets: literarywomen17.eventbrite.com

1st Thursday Social Club Thursdays, April 6 & May 4 • Teen Center Monthly club for adults with developmental disabilities. Open social time plus structured activites. Snack provided. Emergency contact waiver required. More info: Sheila Cotruvo, scotruvo@pleasant hillrec.com. Drop-in Fee: $7 (caregivers free)

Special Recreation Dances Fridays, 7:00–9:00 pm PH Rec & Park District, in partnership with City of Concord and City of Walnut Creek, hosts dances designed for developmentally disabled adults. More info: Sheila Cotruvo, scotruvo@pleasant hillrec.com. Senior Center: Chateau Room Admission: $7 per person (Caregivers free) 3/10 PH Senior Center 4/14, 5/19 Walnut Creek Heather Farms 6/23 Concord Senior Center

Laugh, Love and Learn Friday, May 5, 2017 • See page 33.

Monthly Sunday Pancake Breakfasts All ages welcome! See page 33.

PHRec 4th of July Festivities FREE! Fun & Games in PH Park, 10:30 am–2:30 pm

Summer Aquatic Events See page 14.

Keep Cool at the Pool, 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Sprayground open • PH Aquatic Park Special July 4th Pancake Breakfast 8:00–10:00 am • See page 33. Pleasant Hill Star Quest Saturday, April 22, 7:00 pm Sunday, April 23, 2:00 pm DVC: Performing Arts Center

Friday Night Family Swim June 23, 6:00–9:00 pm FREE! Pool Safety Day Friday, June 30, 1:00–5:00 pm Derby Day July 21, race starts at 1:00 pm

$10 advance / $5 (18 yrs & under) $15 at door / $10 (18 yrs & under)

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Pleasant Hill Recreation & Park District . (925) 682-0896 . The Spotlight Spring/Summer, Volume 22, Issue 2

Tinkers & Thinkers Innovation Share Faire

NEW!

Saturday, September 16 | 11:00 am–3:00 pm Creative Thinkers! Amazing Tinkers! Don’t miss Pleasant Hill’s spin on the popular “Makers Fair”! Participate in a variety of “hands-on” and make-and-take activities. Engage in science, technology, engineering, arts & mathmatics (S.T.E.A.M.)! Marvel at the latest mind-blowing innovations from local makers, entrepreneurs, businesses, non-profits and educators. Free for all ages. Brought to you by Pleasant Hill Library & PHRec & Park District. Pleasant Hill Park & Teen Center

Pleasant Hill’s 8th Annual Blues & Brews Festival

Friday, July 14, 6:00–9:00 pm: Pre-Party Concert Saturday, July 15, 12:00–6:oo pm

Family Camp Out

Saturday, June 17 Join us as Pleasant Hill Park becomes Camp Pleasant Hill. Celebrate Father’s Day weekend outdoors as you introduce your kids to camping. Fun for the whole family! Includes activities, crafts, campfire with s’mores, music, and an outdoor movie. Includes hot dogs and hamburgers for dinner and donuts, juice and coffee for breakfast. Bring: tent, sleeping bags, chairs, flashlights, snacks, change of clothes, and personal items. NO pets. Call 682-0896, or visit pleasanthillrec.com. Check In: Saturday, 3:00 pm Activities Begin 4:30 pm Check-out: Sunday, 8:30 am Pleasant Hill Park Fee: $15 per person 6164.301 6/17

Sa/Su

3:00 pm–9:00 am

Pleasant Hill Park , 147 Gregory Lane Enjoy live blues music and draft brew tasting. Sign up by June 1 to participate in the NEW Home Brew Making Competition. Winner selected at the event. Co-sponsors: PHR&PD and the Pleasant Hill Chamber of Commerce.

Sunday, August 13 10:00 am–3:00 pm Pleasant Hill Recreation & Park District celebrates the 16th annual American Iron Car Show. Register your pre-80s car and enter competition. Entry fee: $30

SEE WHAT’S NEW FOR 2017 AT:

www.bluesandbrewsfestival.com

Register early! Downtown space is limited. Please call (925) 682-0896 for entry form and more details. Downtown Pleasant Hill

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