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Welcome! Welcome to the Spring/Summer 2012 issue of the Activity Guide! The City of Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks Department is proud to present to the community a wealth of memorable indoor and outdoor experiences, and we encourage all residents to take advantage of our programs and facilities. We have jam-packed this issue with fun, healthy activities and events for all ages and we hope it inspires you to stay active. Enjoy!

On the Cover~ Congratulations to Jonnika Benjamin who submitted the winning picture in our Photo Contest held last October, earning her photo the front cover spot on this Activity Guide! The photo features Jonnika’s daughter and a friend playing on the tire swing at Finley Park and was voted the winner from over 140 pictures that were submitted! Thank you to everyone who participated in the contest!

Inside Highlights!  Plan for summer now with all class and camp schedules … begins on page 14. F Doyle Adventure Camp is turning 20! … pages 68, 69, 75. F Swim lessons for everyone! … pages 154-161. F See next page for table of contents and page 168 for full index.

New Camps and Classes! Tons of new spring activities, including: • Adult Adventure Camp/Horse Riding at Cloverleaf Ranch, page 135 • Beach Party Dance Camp and Sock Hop Dance Camp, page 40 • Youth Sewing classes, workshops & summer camps, pages 32 & 59

Stay Connected! “Like” us on Facebook and “Follow” us on Twitter to keep up with the latest happenings. Also subscribe to our monthly e-newsletter to keep informed about everything in Recreation & Parks! To join, please visit www.santarosarec.com and click on the e-mail icon. Do you have a question or comment? Can’t find what you’re looking for? Just e-mail us at activityguide@srcity.org!

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Department Information Table of Contents/Phone Numbers

~TABLE OF CONTENTS ~ All Ages/Family PROGrams

Community Events.............................. 4-6 Arts District .......................................... 13 Art Exhibitions....................................9-12 Creek Stewardship Activities................. 67

Programs for Youth/TEEN

Tennis . ............................................ 85, 86 Birthday Parties...................................... 34 Fitness & Sports.................... 16-21, 85, 86 Kindergym, Baby Gym, ................... 23-25 Teeny Tiny Tots/Tiny Tots................ 26-27 Arts & Crafts..................................... 31-33 Dance................................................ 36-39 Children’s Theater . ...................... 4, 52-56 Neighborhood Services.......................... 80

Classes/Activities for Adults

DAA/Visionaries . ..................................92 Social Dances & Dance Classes.. 93,95-97 Arts & Crafts................................. . 98-102 Cooking......................................... 103-107 Special Interest.................................. 43-45 Computers ..............................................46 Creek Program........................................67 Health & Fitness........................... 123-128 Sports/Tennis..................................... 82-84 Weight Training ...................................143

PROGRAMS for Adults 50+

Senior Center Information............141-147 Special Events.............................. 143, 144 Drop-In Programs.............................. . 142 50+ Classes...................................137-140

See a more complete index on page 168.

Aquatics

Facility Information ............................148 Public Swim Hours..............................149 Aquatic Fitness Classes................150, 151 Swim Lessons/Fees...................... 154-161

Facility Information

Parks, Facilities, Rentals..................2, 164 Picnic Permit Information . ...................22

Department Info/Policies

Board of Comunity Services . .............165 Friends Program...................................165 Scholarships.................................165, 166

Registration Information

Registration/Refund Information ............. 166 Scholarship Fund Donations.........165, 166 Registration Form ............................... 167 INDEX ........................................... ... 168

Recreation Programs, Activities and Class Information: Finley Community Center (Mon-Fri, 8am-7pm; Sat 9am-1pm) ..................................................................... 543-3737 Steele Lane Community Center (Front Desk Open: Mon-Fri, 8:30am-12:30pm) . ......................................... 543-3282 Steele Lane Facility Rentalls (Call Elene James for appointment, 8am-5pm) ................................................. 543-3284 TDD For Hearing & Speech Impaired (Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm) . ........................................................................ 543-3289 Phone Registration System “Adventure Line” ............................................................................................ 543-3003 Bennett Valley Senior Center (Mon-Fri, 8:30am-5:00pm) ............................................................................ 545-8608 Sports Desk (Mon-Thu, 3-7pm; Fri, 3-5pm) . ................................................................................................ 543-3281 Current Field Conditions (Updated Mon through Fri at 3pm) . .................................................................... 543-3474 e-reg (to register on line) www.santarosarec.com Swimming Lessons and Aquatic Information: Finley Aquatic Center (Mon-Fri, 6am-6pm; Sat,9-1; Sun, 11:30am-1:30pm) . ............................................... 543-3760 Ridgway Swim Center (Mon-Fri, 9:30am-2pm; Sat, 9am-12pm) . ................................................................. 543-3421 Administrative/Office of the Director (Mon-Fri 8am-5pm, closed every other Fri)............................ 543-3292 Burbank Home and Gardens (Seasonal tours) . ........................................................................................ 524-5445 Facility Rental Information Message Line (Available 24 hours) ......................................................... 543-3733 Group Picnic Rentals Information................................................................................................................................................... 543-3753 In person reservations: Finley Community Center (Mon, Wed, Fri 1:30pm-4:30pm) ................................................... 543-3737 Park Division Offices (Street Trees and Parks Maintenance) (Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm) ...................................... 543-3770 TO ADVERTISE IN THE NEXT ACTIVITY GUIDE................................................................................................ 543-3275 To email us about classes, activities & parks ............................................................ activityguide@srcity.org to email us about renting finley community center ................................................. rentfinley@srcity.org To email us about renting Steele Lane Community Center ....................................... rentsteele@srcity.org To email us about renting Bennett Valley Senior Center ................................ rentseniorcenter@srcity.org

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All Ages/Family

Go to www.howarthpark.com for more info!

Howarth Park

Take CityBus #8, 4, 7 to Howarth Community Park

Howarth Community Park 630 Summerfield Rd (in Eastern Santa Rosa) K-Land: 543-3424 • Boathouse: 543-3424

Email: howarthpark@srcity.org

www.howarthpark.com

• Train, Carousel, Pony Rides and Snackbar • Land of Imagination Playground and Play Areas • 25 acre Lake Ralphine with Boat Rentals and Fishing • Small and Large Group Picnic Areas • 6 Lighted Tennis Courts and Softball Field • Hiking, Jogging and Biking Trails

spring Ride Hours

summer Ride Hours

fall Ride Hours

February 4 - May 28 Sat/Sun ONLY 11 AM - 5 PM

June 2 - August 9 Sat/Sun 11 AM - 5 PM Mon-Thurs 11 AM - 5 PM

August 11 - October 28 Sat/Sun 11 AM - 5 PM

Weather Permitting Also Open: President’s Day: Mon, Feb 20 Spring Break: M-Th, Mar 19-Mar 22 Easter: Sun, April 8 (1-5 PM ONLY) Memorial Day: Mon, May 28

Weather Permitting Also Open: Independence Day: Wed, July 4

*MONDAYS: Parents ride FREE! *Except on holidays

BIG K-LAND AMUSEMENT AREA

For more details see: www.howarthpark.com

K-Land Carousel

DigZone Practice your tractor skills at the DigZone! Open 9 AM – 4 PM by the Animal Barn! $2 (Credit card or dollar bills ONLY!)

VOLUNTEERS/SPONSORS If you are looking for volunteer or sponsorship opportunities, please visit us online at

www.howarthpark.com

Also Open: Labor Day: Mon, Sept 3 Free Movie in Park (starts at 7:30pm) Fridays, Aug 17-Sept 21

BOAT RENTALS

The Big K-Land amusement ride area features a miniature train, carousel, pony rides, jumphouse (weekends only), and animal barn (summer only). Tickets are available at the train station. Children under 42” in height must be accompanied by an adult 16 years of age or older. Train, Carousel, Jumphouse, Animal Barn Tickets $2 Family Day Pass $17/10 tickets Ticket Book $40/25 tickets Pony Rides 1 Lap $3/2 Laps $5 Pony Pass $27/10 tickets

Weather Permitting

Paddleboats, kayaks, canoes, sailboats, and rowboats are available for $10/hr or try our exciting boating classes!

FISHING

K-Land Miniature Train

LAND OF IMAGINATION

Lake Ralphine is stocked regularly during the Spring and Fall by California Fish and Game with trout, bluegill, bass and catfish. All California Department of Fish and Game regulations are in effect. A fishing license is required!

The unique playground offers kids “A Walk Through Time.” Dig for dinosaur bones, watch a volcano erupt, stroll the streets of Old West Town, conquer the giant net climber! The Sprouting Water Orchard provides hours of water play fun! (Water Orchard spouts fun Memorial Day-Labor Day, 11 AM—7 PM, hour subject to change). Land of Imagination is located down the hill from the train station, near the Animal Barn. Please, no jumpies or tables on lawn areas. No smoking or glass allowed in the park. Picnic Reservations call 543-3753.

Howarth Park Events Birthday Party Information............... 34 Fishing Event..................................... 4 Movie Nights . ................................ 35 Pet Parade......................................... 4

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Fun on Lake Ralphine!

Howarth Park Events/Classes Boating, Kayaking, Sailing Classes... 76-79 Horsemanship Classes................ 14-15 Mountain Bike Races..................... 136 Spring Egg Hunt................................. 5

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All Ages/Family Community Events

ARBOR DAY CELEBRATION ~ HAPPY BIRTHDAY LUTHER BURBANK

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Let’s celebrate! It’s National Arbor Day and Luther Burbank’s Birthday!! Sing happy birthday and enjoy an interactive performance of “Trails of Trees” presented by educational entertainer Tim Womick. Tim will teach the important benefit trees play in our community. Wed, March 7 7:00pm Thur, March 8 12:00pm DeTurk Round Barn 819 Donahue Street off of Ninth Street Admission is free! Information: 543-3225

Pet Parade Howarth Park

25th annual beauty showcase for your favorite pet. Children 14 and under are invited to participate and enter their animals (no farm animals please) in this fun-filled event. Awards will be given in a variety of categories including best costume and kid/ pet look-alike. Sign up at the lawn in front of The Land of Imagination playground on the day of the parade at 12:45pm. Show starts at 1:30pm and the public is welcome to watch. Co-sponsored by Rec & Parks, All Tails Wagging Vet Clinic, Western Farms and Pet Care Vet Clinic. Wed, June 13 12:45pm registration 1:30pm parade begins $3 per entry* (60 entries) * Includes train ride Howarth Park Gazebo 630 Summerfield Rd. 543-3737 or 543-3282

The first 200 participants will receive souvenirs and prizes will be awarded in a variety of categories for different age groups. Youngsters can register near the boat launch area of Lake Ralphine on the day of the event. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. No boat fishing for contest participants. Must bring own equipment. Co-sponsored by The Optimist Club of Santa Rosa and Rec & Parks. Under 15 Sat, April 28 7:30 - 10:30am (Awards following) Lake Ralphine, Howarth Park $3.00 per person

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Written by I. E. Clark ATFC is 40 years old and is celebrating this milestone with one of their most ambitious projects yet: Twelve Dancing Princesses. This fantastical production tells the tale of twelve beautiful princesses with a dark secret they dare tell no one. Why do they enter the woods each night? And why do they return with their shoes worn bare? Attend this spring for an hour long adventure full of dancing and excitement. Young attendees are welcome to dress in their favorite fairytale attire. All ages are welcome. (Produced by special arrangement with I. E. Clark Publications of Woodstock, IL) Fri, March 9 & 16 7:30pm

FREE

KIDS FISHING DERBY Howarth Park

Twelve Dancing Princesses

ATFC Celebr ating 40 Years!

FISHING in the city for kids - Howarth Park

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Come to Lake Ralphine for a morning of family fishing. Thirty minute, “Learn To Fish” clinics will be offered which will cover all the basics. Loaner rods provided. Children should be 5 years and older and must be accompanied by adults. Fishing licenses required for adults 16 years and older to fish. Licenses are not required to assist your child. Sign up near the Lake Ralphine Boat House. Co-sponsored by Rec & Parks, the California Dept. of Fish and Game and the Santa Rosa Firefighters Association. Date To be Announced 9:00 - 11:00am Free Lake Ralphine, Howarth Park 630 Summerfield Road 543-3282 or 543-3737

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Sat, March 10 & 17 1:00 and 3:30pm Sun, March 11 & 18 3:00pm $5 per ticket Dohn Theater Steele Lane Community Center 415 Steele Lane (707) 256-8062 or (707) 543-3282 actorstheaterforchildren.com Note: Tickets sold at the door only, 1 hour prior to each performance. "Loved the play and the storyteller at the beginning. My first time with my daughter and looking forward to many more. The whole thing was very impressive!!!!!" - Leslie Edmonds


All Ages/Family Community Events

Annual Health & Wellness Fair

SPRING EGG HUNT FOR TOTS

After enjoying a hearty pancake breakfast, tour the rest of the Bennett Valley Senior Center and visit the 50+ groups such as Council on Aging, Mobility Masters, etc. who will be displaying their information. There will be health screenings for hearing, blood pressure, and fall prevention information as well as several demonstrations and presentations There is ample FREE parking. For vendor information, call Jan at 543-4624.

We’re Back! Children ages 5 and under bring your favorite baskets and once again join in the annual hunt for eggs at Howarth Park! Tots can also visit or take a picture with the bunny, pet baby farm animals and make a springtime craft. Refreshments and snacks for sale. *Note: Tots should bring their own baskets. Rain cancels event.

3 years and under (Parents accompany tots) 10:00am OR 10:45am

Ages: Time:

4 and 5 year olds (No parents on field) 11:30am

Bayer neighborhood park and garden

Experience Santa Rosa’s agricultural past in the middle of the city! The whole family will delight in the barns, hay bales and working community garden in Recreation and Parks newest park, operated by LandPaths. Visitors are free to stroll through the teaching garden and community garden plots, help tend the plants, buy produce in the spring and summer months or just relax and enjoy the view of Taylor Mountain.

* Pre-sale tickets available at Finley Community Center beginning March 15.

ROSIE EXPLORER TOURS -

From August 3-11, 2012, the Mayor's Gang Prevention Task Force will raise awareness about local efforts for gang prevention and intervention services. For more information about the exciting local community events that will occur during the week, please visit our website at GangPrevention.srcity.org!

Sat, May 5 9:00am-12:00pm FREE Admission B.V. Senior Center 704 Bennett Valley Rd

Date: Sat, April 7 Fee: *$6 per tot Location: Howarth Park Softball Field Information: 543-3282 or 543-3737 Ages: Time

gang prevention awareness week ~

All tours leave each Wednesday’s Downtown Market at 6:00pm and 7:00pm. Tours are approximately 45 minutes. On most tours, the visitors FREE ! leave the bus and walk short distances. Tours run May through August. For information, call Bill Montgomery at 573-0103. Go to www.srdowntownmarket.com for schedule.

Bayer Farm is located at 1550 West Ave, across from Sheppard School. Open Tuesdays, 5:00-7:00pm and Fridays, 3:00-6:00pm, weather permitting. For information about special events including gardening workshops, Call 524-9318 or at www.landpaths.org

SUMMER NIGHTs RAILROAD SQUARE

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Presented by the City of Santa Rosa and the Arts District. Enjoy arts, crafts, wine and food all along Fourth Street in Historic Railroad Square. The event is free, with wine tasting available for $20 with proceeds benefitting local non-profit organizations. For more information, please visit www.snrrs.com Fri, June 1, July 6, August 3, September 7 6:00-9:00pm Fourth Street in Historic Railroad Square Free admission; wine tasting $20

Redwood Empire Live Steamer’s Interactive Railroad Museum

There’s new portable track at Youth Community Park! Come ride with us the first weekend of each month May through October from 12-4pm, weather permitting. $1/ride; donations accepted. 100% of all proceeds will further fund development of museum. First weekend of the month, May through Oct. 12-4pm / Youth Community Park

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Memorial Day Ceremony Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery

history walking tours at the rural cemetery

Tours leave every twenty minutes from 10:00am to 11:00am. Meet at the Franklin gate. Free admission - donations appreciated. Experience the history and learn the stories of the people of Sonoma County and California during a 70 minute docent led walk through this pioneer cemetery. (Uneven surfaces and slopes). Sat, May 5 Sat, August 11 Admission is free, donations appreciated

stones and images tours at the rural cemetery

Old Fashioned Decoration Day Celebration! Celebrate the day with old fashioned activities. Monday, May 28 at 1:00pm Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery Franklin Gate

Tours leave every twenty minutes from 10:00am to 11:00am. Meet at the Franklin Gate. Learn why the tombstones look like that and what those mysterious symbols mean during a one hour docent lead walk. (Uneven surfaces and modest slopes).

For more information about events at

Sat, June 9 Admission is free, donations appreciated

Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery, go to www.srcity.org/ruralcemetery

Dark Side Tour at the Cemetery

Experience the Dark Side of Santa Rosa’s History. Hear and see true tales of murder, suicide and other ghastly tragedies of past Santa Rosa residents. Same tour each date. Evening tour space is limited. Children age 8 and above permitted. Preregistration only. Friday, April 13, July 13 Tours at 8:00, 8:30, 9:00 and 9:30pm Go to www.srcity.org/ruralcemetery for times and barcodes. Fee: $25.00

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2012 lAMPLIGHT TOURS

Walk at night through Santa Rosa’s oldest cemetery to see and hear all new dramatic portrayals of some of our town’s early settlers. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a flashlight. Tours sell out early so register now! Children age 8 and above permitted. (Uneven surfaces and slopes). Friday, September 14 Saturday, September 15 First tour begins at 7:30pm and last tour at 9:50pm New: Period costumes ~ admired but not required (1850 to 1950) Tours begin every 20 minutes Go to www.srcity.org\ruralcemetery for specific times and barcodes. Fee: $30


The 19th Annual!

! ! E E FR Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks and Wine Country Radio

LIVE At Juilliard! Sundays: July 8th through August 12th Free Sunday Concert Series • 5:00pm-7:00pm Juilliard Park • 227 Santa Rosa Ave • Santa Rosa, CA

Relax on the lawn and enjoy dinner & great music! Enjoy the culinary delights of

Extend the weekend, come and enjoy a picnic dinner on a summer Sunday evening filled with music, fun & food. Wine Country Radio

Pouring fabulous beer and wine.

www.santarosarec.com/liveatjuilliard Take City Bus #7 to Juilliard Park or park behind Roxy Theater in parking structure or City Hall lot.

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All Ages/Family Burbank Gardens

Luther Burbank Home & Gardens Historic Home · Gardens · Greenhouse · Museum & Gift Shop - Registered National, State, City and Horticultural Landmark www.lutherburbank.org burbankhome@lutherburbank.org Santa Rosa Avenue at Sonoma Avenue

dens show many of Luther Burbank’s plant developments. Special garden areas include medicinal herbs, a wildlife habitat, ornamental grasses, a cutting garden, an edible landscape demonstration area and a sensory bed. Many unusual varieties of plants and new horticultural introductions are represented. Take a self-guided garden tour year-round.

Open year round 8:00am - dusk (Free Admission)

(707) 524-5445

Museum & Gift Shop and Walk-in Docent Tours: April - October Tuesday - Sunday, 10:00am - 4:00pm

501(c) (3) Nonprofit Tax ID 26-3008405

Group Tours and Children’s Tours are available year-round by appointment.

Carriage House Museum & Gift shop: April through October visit

We cordially invite you to become a “Friend” of Luther Burbank Home & Gardens:

Mail to: 100 Santa Rosa Ave., Rm 10 Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Gardens: More than an acre of gar-

Gardens:

the Gift Shop for an exciting array of quality gift items, most of which are designed exclusively for LBH&G and produced here in Sonoma County. See changing exhibits at the museum.

Garden Audio Tours:

Enjoy a free leisurely tour of the Gardens using your cell phone. There are 28 stops where you can learn historical facts and view Mr. Burbank’s plants, including the Spineless Cactus, Paradox walnut tree, Plumcot and many others. The tour is available seven days a week, including weekends and holidays from 8 a.m. to dusk. (This program is sponsored by Dierk’s Parkside Cafe.)

Home and Greenhouse:

Volunteer docents describe Burbank’s life and work and lead tours through the house where he lived, the greenhouse where he worked, and a portion of the gardens. Tours are available April through October, Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00am to 3:30pm for a nominal fee.

Ceremonies - Weddings - PHOTOGRAPHIC SITE

For information on how to reserve site, call 524-5445, email burbankhome@lutherburbank.org, or visit www.lutherburbank.org.

As a member of the Friends of Luther Burbank, you will help us carry out our mission to preserve the memory of this extraordinary man, continue to provide education about his life and work, and preserve this historic landmark. Benefits include complimentary Home and Garden tours, Gift Shop discount, free plant coupon and more. To receive a membership form, call 5245445 or visit www.lutherburbank.org to join online.

Volunteer Opportunities:

Enjoy the camaraderie of garden and history enthusiasts! If you love learning about gardens, local history, antiques, nature, and meeting interesting people from around the world, become a Luther Burbank Home & Gardens volunteer. Training is held early March for Docents, Gift Shop staff and Gardeners. Volunteers may join special committees to help plan events and work on special projects. Enjoy volunteer appreciation events too! For more information, call 524-5445, email BurbankHome@lutherburbank.org, or visit www.lutherburbank.org.

~ Events Sponsored by Luther Burbank Home & Gardens ~ two Midsummer Garden Teas

Enjoy a charming reminder of bygone days. Join us for afternoon tea in our beautiful gardens. These events sells out early so please reserve well in advance. You’ll be served a set menu of buttery scones, succulent savories, delicious desserts and tea. In the Memorial Garden, tables will be beautifully set with flowers, china, and silver, and you’ll be served by our gracious Burbank volunteers. Wear your loveliest hat to win “Best Hat Contest” and participate in our Silent Auction. A complimentary tour of Burbank’s historic home will be available at 3:00pm. (Children over 8 years may attend if accompanied by an adult.) Call 524-5445, email burbankhome@lutherburbank.org or visit www.lutherburbank.org Sundays, July 22 & July 29, 2012 / 1:00pm - 3:00pm / Limited seating, reservations required

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summer lecture series 2012

Experts will talk about various garden subjects. Call 524-5445 or reserve online at burbankhome@lutherburbank.org First Tuesday of month, April through October 7:00pm-8:00pm. Reservations required. Please inquire about other special events being planned for 2012.


Art Exhibitions

Steele Lane Community Center Steele Lane Community Center - 415 Steele Lane Kathy Cia White, Abstract Art January 4 – February 23, 2012 Reception: Wednesday, January 4, 4-6pm

A native of Santa Rosa, Kathy Cia White has always been inspired by the loveliness of Sonoma County and desires to replicate its beauty on paper or canvas. Her unique style incorporates either acrylics or watercolors combined with pen and ink. She listens to music as she paints, and the sounds create colors in her head which she transfers to the painting—true synesthesia. While art has been her passion her entire life, White wasn’t always able to pursue it until now. She believes it is never too late to create! Her work can be viewed and purchased through her website, www.ciaart.com.

Windsor Senior Center Show February 28 – April 19, 2012

Come see a variety of themes and mediums in this group show featuring thirteen senior artists from the Multimedia Art Class at the Windsor Senior Center, taught by Rosa DiazSerrano. Enjoy ceramic and mosaic pieces as wells as watercolor, oil and pastel paintings, while realizing that it’s never too late to learn something new! Some of the artists in this show started creating art after retirement. Artists include Sally Arkin, Jo Banks, Xandra Grandy, Jeanne Haddorff, Phyllis Imand, Pat Lewis, Claire Light, Art Magill, Gloria Miller, Kathleen Miller, Judy Schoenberger, Judith Van Arden and Mary Wooster.

Santa Rosa Standouts, by Beverly McChesney April 24 – June 21, 2012 Reception: Wednesday, April 25, 4-6pm

"Santa Rosa Standouts" focuses on Santa Rosa retail buildings rich in character. Having grown up in Santa Rosa mid-century and later living in Silicon Valley during its boom, artist Beverly McChesney has seen many buildings come down in the name of modernization, economy, and building codes. In this series of acrylic paintings she depicts those Santa Rosa buildings surviving to become local color in her hometown. Viewers will see a dozen retail stores, not necessarily grand, yet persisting decade after decade. Her palette knife gives a somewhat informal touch to gems such as David's Shoe Repair, Canevari's Ravioli Factory, Bill's Friendly Market, and Imwalle Gardens.

Don Kelsey, Chance Encounters June 26 – August 16, 2012 Reception: Wednesday, June 27, 4-6pm

Some call it luck. Don Kelsey calls them "Chance Encounters"―a collection of photographs from the past 40 years that would be difficult or impossible to recreate. Never embellished or staged. Kelsey likes to have fun with subjects and titles, so you will find a bit of humor too. His photographic style is self-taught―striving for curiosity and spontaneity that is fresh with every viewing. He favors simple, uncluttered compositions emphasizing color, form and light. This exhibit will also include some pictures not currently in his regular portfolio (www.dancingmuskrat.com).

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Finley Community Center

Finley Community Center - 2060 W. College Avenue Pomo Youth Dancers, by Christine Cobaugh January 5 – February 2, 2012

This exhibit by photographer Christine Cobaugh includes three groups of images. The first features portraits of dancers in the Pomo Youth Dance Group of Santa Rosa, founded by Joe Salinas. For many dancers, participating in this group reflects important family and community values and is a deeply meaningful spiritual practice. The second group of images is a new abstract series, Spirit Dancers, reflecting Cobaugh’s interpretation of the energy and passion expressed by the Pomo Youth dancers. Lastly, the show includes twelve drawings and paintings by Pomo young people – ages 6 and up – representing elements of Pomo culture, past and present.

NeatTweets by Greg Zirbel January 5 – February 2, 2012 Reception: Thursday, January 5, 5-7pm

Local Sonoma County artist Greg Zirbel builds birdhouses and bird feeders that are whimsical replicas of historical landmarks and wineries of the Sonoma County wine country. Not only are these pieces of art re-creations of historical landmarks, but each one is hand crafted using salvaged lumber from historical buildings which really make them special.

National Arts Program: 9th Annual National Art Exhibition and Competition February 6 – March 30, 2012 Reception: Sunday, February 26, 4-6pm

Santa Rosa is one of over 80 cities across the country that participate in The National Arts Program. Its purpose is to foster local artistic talent, reward creative accomplishments, and encourage a greater appreciation of art. Artists, both amateur and professional, youth and adult, showcase their art in this exhibition. Come and see the talent of your fellow Santa Rosans!

Michelle Angela Finch Landscape Photography: Sonoma County and Beyond April 3 – April 26, 2012 Reception: Thursday, April 5, 5-7pm

Michelle Angela Finch is an up-and-coming fine art landscape photographer who is native to Santa Rosa. Her photographs capture the dramatic beauty and detail of both the Sonoma County area and other amazing locations such as Yosemite and Lake Tahoe. Works will consist of both black & white and color landscapes that are expertly composed and artfully selected. She hopes that her photographs are an inspiration for others to go explore and appreciate the beautiful areas and parks that are so near to us.

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ArtFest 2012: Featuring Work from Chop’s Teen Club April 3 – April 26, 2012 Reception: Thursday, April 5, 5-7pm

This remarkable multi-media show will display artwork from local Santa Rosa teens. The collection includes clay, pottery, wood assemblage, metal work and paintings. The art pieces demonstrate the raw skill and incredible talent from the youth perspective. The exhibition also includes fine art from the Chop’s Art Studio staff. These latest creations have been displayed in their neighboring Railroad Square storefronts. For this presentation the teens have compiled their most revered and inspired pieces to share with the general public.

Art at the Source Open Studio Tour Preview Exhibit May 1 – June 14, 2012 Reception: Thursday, May 3, 5-7pm

When the 150+ artists participating in the 18th Art at the Source Open Studio Tour showcase their work the first two weekends in June, visitors can see all kinds of art in all sorts of styles. This exhibit exemplifies the diversity of painters, print-makers, sculptors, photographers, ceramicists, jewelers, woodworkers, glass & fiber artists whose studios can be visited June 2-3 & June 9-10. A free color catalog with detailed map is available for the self-guided tour. Art at the Source is presented by Sebastopol Center for the Arts. For information, visit www.artatthesource.org or call 707.829.4797.

Fiber Art by the Pointless Sisters June 19 – August 9, 2012 Reception: Thursday, June 21, 5-7pm

The Pointless Sisters is a fiber art group of artists that share their work, discuss new trends, explore art techniques, and sponsor educational programs, fiber art and artquilt challenges. They are committed to bringing fiber art and wall art quilting to the community. All artists in this show can be contacted through the Santa Rosa Quilt Guild website, www.santarosaquiltguild.org

Model Ships June 19 – August 9, 2012 Reception: Thursday, June 21, 5-7pm

The Redwood Empire Model Shipwrights is a group of men and women who build model ships of all kinds. Their main focus is helping members with their models; there are some expert modelers in the group and who are always willing to help. The models they build are from kits and some are scratched builts from plans. They use wood, plastic, brass and many colored paints. The shipwrights have been meeting for over fifteen years at Hobby Town USA in Petaluma on the first Saturday of each month. People are welcome to come and sit in on the meetings.

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City Hall Council Chambers City Hall Council Chambers - 100 Santa Rosa Avenue Call 543-3010 for viewing information and enter at Suite 10.

Obie Bowman January 10 – March 1, 2012 Reception: Friday, January 20, 5-7pm

Obie Bowman is an architect embracing the art of architecture and an artist embracing the architecture of art. The expression of his pen/brush and ink technique used to render space and form is as important to the work as the conceptual intent itself – with each giving, taking, and combining in an effort to resonate with the viewer. The drawings undergo substantial evolving and devolving during their development while continually searching out the intriguing and suggestive rather than the literal or traditional. This extensive selection is part of a series which pays homage to imagined, recalled, and interpreted biomorphic imagery.

Nancy Gingrich, Photographic Artistry March 6 – May 2, 2012 Reception: Friday, March 16, 5-7pm

The original inspiration for Nancy Gingrich’s digital creations came one day as she was taking pictures down from a wall next to a mirror. She noticed that the reverse images created astonishing symmetry, depth and complexity. Thus began her journey of discovery, which has evolved into this exhibition of works. Her artwork starts out as a photograph, most often a Sonoma County landscape, and is then enhanced digitally, printed, framed, and hand-decorated. Some pieces include a Buddha figure to symbolize the connection of the outer landscape with one’s inner landscape, which we access by contemplation or meditation.

Suzanne Jacquot May 8 – June 27, 2012 Reception: Friday, May 11, 5-7pm

Suzanne Jacquot paints in acrylics, inks and oil pastels in the style of abstract expressionism. As she paints she allows and responds to the creative energy that flows spontaneously through her, using form and color to bring about an emotional experience. She draws from nature, memories, dreams, personal loves and disappointments. It is a process of opening and trust, questioning, exploring and unfolding. The audience is invited into the art to have their own experience of colors and forms which may in turn be a catalyst for their own memories and life's experiences.

Dana Vallarino, The Abstract in Reality July 3 – August 22, 2012 Reception: Friday, July 6, 5-7pm

Inspired by the complexities of nature, Dana Vallarino paints dynamic abstracts that are full of rich color and texture which create forms that are both familiar and strange. She makes miniscule salt crystals larger then life, drawing attention to the tiny overlooked worlds around us. Seeing the visual similarities between rivers seen from high above, a human iris and the vast celestial nebulas shows us that we are all a part of this incredible universe and it is also a part of us. This is Dana Vallarino’s first solo show and she invites you to come experience the beautiful and amazing in the ordinary and realize how extraordinary the everyday truly is!

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Learn to ride the easy way

Horsemanship

(Equine Assisted Skills for Youth)

Enter the EXCITING world of Horses!

ALL classes meet at the Howarth Park Pony Corral (located behind the Playland Store).

Introduction to Horsemanship! (Age 3-12) 1 Day This one hour workshop is designed to introduce the young pony lover to the basics of horsemanship including how to groom and saddle their pony. They will also work on basic riding skills including balance, walking, and trotting. Please Note: All participants are required to bring and wear a properly fitting helmet. (Either a bike helmet or a riding helmet is fine). Maximum weight limit of 115 lbs. $35 (S.R. Resident $25.00) Location: Howarth Park Pony Corral Sat, 2/18 10:00-11:00am #62902 Sat, 3/31 10:00-11:00am #62903 Sat, 6/16 10:00-11:00am #62904 Sat, 7/7 10:00-11:00am #62905

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ALL class participants must: • bring their own properly fitting helmet (either bike or USEF approved riding helmet) • wear closed toed shoes • wear long pants Please Note: Maximum weight limit of 115 lbs. All classes are weather permitting. Instructor: Linda Aldrich

Fall class schedule will be available online at howarthpark.com July 2012!

Horsemanship for the Horse (and Pony) Lover! (Age 3-12) This class is designed to teach young riders the basics in grooming, saddling, ground skills and ground skill safety, as well as beginner western riding principles. Riding skills include a balanced seat and proper use of communications aides at the walk, trot and canter. Lessons are once a week on Saturdays, for one hour.

Please Note: All participants are required to bring and wear a properly fitting helmet. (Either a bike helmet or a USEF approved riding helmet is fine). All riders are also required to wear proper shoes (closed toed, preferably with a heel), and long pants. Maximum weight limit of 115 lbs. $160 (S.R. Resident $150) Location: Howarth Park Pony Corral

“I’m a pony lover now!”

Sat, 2/25-3/17 10:00-11:00am #62906

Sat, 4/14-5/5 10:00-11:00am #62908

Spring Break M-Th, 3/19-3/22 10:00-11:00am #62907

Sat, 5/12-6/9* (*No class 5/19 due to the Rose Parade) 10:00-11:00am #62909

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Youth

howarthpark.com Horse CAMP for Horse and Pony Lovers (Age 6-12)

Master your western riding skills! This camp is designed to teach young equine enthusiasts the basics in ground skills and ground skill safety, as well as bareback and western riding skills with a focus on maintaining a balanced seat and proper use of communication aides at the walk, trot and canter. Camps run Mon-Thur, from 9:00am-12:00pm. Participants are encouraged to bring a snack, as they will be working up an appetite! Please Note: All participants are required to bring and wear a properly fitting helmet. (Either a bike helmet or a USEF approved riding helmet is fine). All riders are also required to wear proper shoes (closed toed, preferably with a heel), and long pants. Maximum weight limit of 115 lbs. $260 (S.R. Resident $250) Location: Howarth Park Pony Corral Mon-Thur, 6/25-6/28 9:00am-12:00pm #62910

Mon-Thur, 7/30-8/2 9:00am-12:00pm #62912

Mon-Thur, 7/16-7/19 9:00am-12:00pm #62911

“Sign up with a friend!”

30 Years at Howarth Park! Linda Aldrich and her business, The Pony Express, will be celebrating thirty years of pony rides, riding lessons and pony camps at Howarth Park this year. Linda grew up in Santa Rosa, and at the age of eight her passion for horses led her to the Howarth Park pony corral where she spent several years as a volunteer for the proprietor at the time, Delores Bible. Linda’s passion for horses remained strong all through school as she participated as a member of The Future Farmers of America and Santa Rosa High School’s first horse judging team. As a student at SRJC in search of a career in the equine industry, Linda founded The Pony Express, “pony rides for all occasions.”

“I love horses!”

In addition to running her business, Linda has a Master’s in Education and was an instructor in the equine science department at Santa Rosa Junior College for ten years. Linda founded and currently serves as Director of The Pony Express Equine Assisted Skills for Youth (EASY) Program, a non-profit organization that advocates on behalf of horses and youth in need. Linda continues to search for more opportunities to pass on the life changing experience that working with horses afforded her nearly half a century ago.

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Youth Fitness

GYMNASTICS AT SANTA ROSA GYMNASTICS CENTER! (Age 3-5 and 5-10)

Join the fun at Santa Rosa Gymnastics where boys and girls will climb, swing, roll, jump and flip their way to a healthy mind and body! Your child will have a blast learning basic gymnastic skills on all the Olympic apparatus, as well as 3 different types of trampolines. This positive and well-structured program includes specially-designed and scaled equipment to help them gain important motor skills, increase body awareness, strength, coordination and confidence. No experience necessary. Complete viewing area for family and friends. Please wear moveable clothing (no zippers, buttons or snaps), all hair must be tied back, no jewelry and bare feet only. Release forms must be completed for each child by a parent/guardian before attending lessons. Release forms provided at SR Gymnastics. **All classes are held at Santa Rosa Gymnastics Center, 2210 Bluebell Drive in Santa Rosa (525-1720) Toddlers: Min 6 Max 9 Basic: Min 5 Max 10 Instructors: SRGC Staff, CPR & First Aid Certified and members of USAG & US AIGC

Balance Beam

Barcode Location Age Day Date Time Toddler Gymnastics - Class fee is $60 (S.R. Resident $50) 62105 SR Gymnastics 3-5 Tue 2/21-3/13 11:00-11:45am

62106 62133 62134 62135 62136 62137 62138 62139 62140 62141 62142 62143 62144 62145 62146 62147 62148 62149 62150 62151 62152 62130 62131 62132

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Wed Thu Fri Sat Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat

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11:00-11:45am 11:00-11:45am 11:00-11:45am 9:00-9:45am 11:00-11:45am 11:00-11:45am 11:00-11:45am 11:00-11:45am 9:00-9:45am 11:00-11:45am 11:00-11:45am 11:00-11:45am 11:00-11:45am 9:00-9:45am 11:00-11:45am 11:00-11:45am 11:00-11:45am 11:00-11:45am 9:00-9:45am 11:00-11:45am 11:00-11:45am 11:00-11:45am 11:00-11:45am 9:00-9:45am

62154 62155 62156 62107 62108 62109 62110 62111 62112 62113 62114 62115 62116 62117

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5-10 5-10 5-10 5-10 5-10 5-10 5-10 5-10 5-10 5-10 5-10 5-10 5-10 5-10

Thu Fri Tue Thu Fri Tue Thu Fri Tue Thu Fri Tue Thu Fri

2/23-3/15 2/24-3/16 3/27-4/17 3/29-4/19 3/30-4/20 5/1-5/22 5/3-5/24 5/4-5/25 6/5-6/26 6/7-6/28 6/8-6/29 7/10-7/31 7/12-8/2 7/13-8/3

4:30-5:30pm 3:30-4:30pm 3:30-4:30pm 4:30-5:30pm 3:30-4:30pm 3:30-4:30pm 4:30-5:30pm 3:30-4:30pm 3:30-4:30pm 4:30-5:30pm 3:30-4:30pm 3:30-4:30pm 4:30-5:30pm 3:30-4:30pm

Basic Gymnastics - Class fee is $68 (S.R. Resident $58) 62153 SR Gymnastics 5-10 Tue 2/21-3/13 3:30-4:30pm

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Instructor SRGC Staff

SRGC Staff


Youth Fitness

TUMBLING (Age 9-17) 4 Weeks

This class is designed for anyone interested in learning basic or advanced tumbling skills! Students will be working on our spring floor and 3 trampolines. We will be integrading strength and flexibility into the fun and exciting workout. All of our instructors have CPR and 1st Aid training. Release forms must be completed for each child by a parent/guardian before attending lessons. Release forms provided at SR Gymnastics. Min 5 Max 12

SRGC’s release forms must be completed by parent or legal guardian prior to start of class.

Barcode

Instructor

Tumbling – Class Fee $68 (S.R. Resident $58)

SRGC Staff

62462 62463 62464 62465 62466

Location

SRGC classes take place at the Santa Rosa Gymnastics Center, 2210 Bluebell Drive in Santa Rosa (525-1720).

SR Gymnastics Ctr SR Gymnastics Ctr SR Gymnastics Ctr SR Gymnastics Ctr SR Gymnastics Ctr

Age 9-17 9-17 9-17 9-17 9-17

Day Fri Fri Fri Fri Fri

Date 2/24-3/16 3/30-4/20 5/4-5/25 6/8-6/29 7/13-8/3

Time 3:30-4:30pm 3:30-4:30pm 3:30-4:30pm 3:30-4:30pm 3:30-4:30pm

jiu jitsu (Age 14+) 6 Weeks

This intro course will give students a basic understanding of what Jui Jitsu is all about. Students 18+, from all walks of life, are welcome. You will learn not only how to control people using leverage and pins, but also how to submit people by compromising the joints and applying chokes. This class is designed for beginners who want to give this exciting sport a try. I will guarantee a healthy and safe work environment for all my students. Please wear comfortable workout clothes that are not too baggy. Mouthpieces will be available for purchase on site for $3.00. Min 11 Max 20 Instructor: Alex Finnegan has been training Muay Thai kickboxing and Jui Jitsu for over seven years under Sensei Ben Brown at North Bay Martial Arts. Mon/Wed, 4/16-5/23 7:15-8:15pm North Bay Martial Arts & Fitness $70 (S.R. Resident $60) #62434 Mon/Wed, 7/9-8/15 7:15-8:15pm North Bay Martial Arts & Fitness $70 (S.R. Resident $60) #62435 LOCATION:

North Bay Martial Arts & Fitness 575 Summerfield Rd. S.R.

Practicing the Pose

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New!

MINI SKILLS & DRILLS (Age 3-5) 6 Weeks

This combination of basketball, soccer and baseball will delight your mini sport enthusiast! This non-competitive environment is a unique introduction to coordination and skill building, and begins the social aspect of playing sports. Wear comfortable clothing, tennis shoes and bring a mini water bottle. Min 10 Max 14 Instructor: Jeran Urrutia is an experienced coordination and dance coach. She has taught children in Sonoma County for more than 22 years. Thu, *6/7-7/19 (*No class 7/5) 4:00-5:00pm Finley/Valley Oak Rm $55 (S.R. Resident $45) #62253 Soccer Fun!

Children who are physically active on a regular basis will reap enormous benefits. Studies have shown that they: • • • •

Are less likely to become overweight Have a decreased risk of developing type 2 diabetes Are more likely to build strong bones and muscles Are more attentive in school

INTRODUCTION TO TABLE TENNIS AS A SPORT (Age 12+) 8 Weeks

Want to be the “top dog” in ping pong? Tired of losing to your opponent? If you answered yes to questions 1 or 2, then this class is for you! Learn the sport of Table Tennis and challenge your friends and family. Discover how to serve, hit and slam the ball the way the pros do it. Information on equipment, rules, spin, speed, forehand and backhand drive techniques and more for the modern sport of Table Tennis will be presented. Bring your own paddle. Balls and loaner paddles are available in class. Min 10 Max 12 Instructor: Randy Jew has competed in tournaments and taught privately in Southern Calif. He is a Gold, Silver and Bronze medal winner in the California Senior Olympic Games for Southern CA and most recently the Bay Area and enjoys sharing his love for the game. Thu, 4/5-5/24 6:30-8:00pm *B.V. Senior Ctr./Rm 19 $74 (S.R. Resident $64) #60892

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*Bennett Valley Senior Center, 704 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa

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Youth Fitness

EN GARDE FENCING CAMP FOR KIDS (Age 7-12) 5 Days

Learn to swordfight! Instructor Jim Liebich brings the ancient art of dueling into the modern world with the exciting sport of fencing. Camp includes an incredible week of fencing, cross-training, games and more to give students a solid foundation in this Olympic sport and a summer camp they'll NEVER forget. This camp is for the beginning fencer or for those new to the sport. All equipment is provided. Sign up for morning (AM) and/or afternoon (PM) camps. Fencers registered for same-day morning and afternoon sessions: a supervised lunch hour is provided (no activities scheduled during the lunch hour). Half Day campers: bring snacks. AM & PM campers: bring snacks and a bag lunch. Wear sweats or shorts and tennis or running shoes. Location: En Garde Fencing Studio, 917D Piner Road, Santa Rosa. Min 10 Max 20 Instructor: Jim Liebich, director of En Garde Fencing Studio, Moniteur Degree from the French Fencing Federation, 10 yrs teaching fencing, dedicated competitive fencer.

Fencing for Kids

FENCING FOR KIDS (Age 7-12) 4 Weeks

For hundreds of years, fencing has captured the imagination of generation after generation of young people. Who hasn’t imagined themselves with sword in hand, fending off hordes of enemies with a quick and daring blade? Fencing for Kids is an introduction to the fine sport of fencing. With an emphasis on fun, kids learn the basics of fencing: discipline, respect, honor and the importance of physical fitness. No experience is necessary. Equipment is provided. Wear non-marking sport shoes. Min 8 Max 20 Instructor: Jim Liebich, a dedicated competitive fencer with a Moniteur Degree from the French Fencing Federation, 10 years fencing coach.

Course

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Have Fun in Fencing Camp!

Location Age

Day

Date

Time

Instructor

Fencing for Kids - Class fee is $44 (S.R. Resident $34) Jim Liebich (4 Weeks) (4 Weeks) (4 Weeks)

61995 61996 61997

Finley/Valley Oak Rm Finley/Valley Oak Rm Finley/Valley Oak Rm

7-12 7-12 7-12

Thu Thu Thu

2/23-3/15 3/29-4/19 5/3-5/24

4:30-5:30pm 4:30-5:30pm 4:30-5:30pm

En Garde Fencing Camp for Kids - Class fee is $140 (S.R. Resident $130) (5 Days) (5 Days) (5 Days) (5 Days) (5 Days) (5 Days)

61998 61999 62000 62001 62002 62003

*En Garde Fencing Studio 7-12 *En Garde Fencing Studio 7-12 *En Garde Fencing Studio 7-12 *En Garde Fencing Studio 7-12 *En Garde Fencing Studio 7-12 *En Garde Fencing Studio 7-12

Mon-Fri Mon-Fri Mon-Fri Mon-Fri Mon-Fri Mon-Fri

6/25-6/29 6/25-6/29 7/16-7/20 7/16-7/20 7/30-8/3 7/30-8/3

9:00-12:00pm 1:00-4:00pm 9:00-12:00pm 1:00-4:00pm 9:00-12:00pm 1:00-4:00pm

Jim Liebich

*En Garde Fencing Studio, 917 D Piner Road, Santa Rosa

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Youth Fitness

SAMURAI SprOUTS-AIKIDO (Age 5-7)

Your child will love the fun and you’ll be grateful for the life skills learned in Samurai Sprouts. Based on the principles of Aikido, the Martial Art of Peace, Samurai Sprouts offers joyful practices without technical rigor. Students develop centering, cooperation, commitment and coordination while having a great time. Active games, sharing, art and nature nourish the whole child. Optional cost: uniform, details given in class. Min 7 Max 12 Instructor Michelle Keip, RN, Black Belt, has been teaching health and training in the martial arts since 1976. She is the cofounder of Wellspring Aikido. Experience the benefits of Samurai Sprouts

beginning american Kenpo Karate (Age 5-13)

INTERMEDIATe american Kenpo Karate Martial Arts students attempt to gain har- (Age 5-13) mony of body, mind, and spirit. This class is designed to provide instruction leading to accomplishment of the level of Black Belt with focus on: Self Defense techniques, Kata (forms), Kumite, fitness and philosophy resulting in: achieving rank (white belt through black belt), self confidence, discipline, flexibility and respect. Your needs and goals are addressed recognizing your unique, personal characteristics. Optional costs: uniform and certification for belt advancement. Details given at the first class. Min 18 Max 35 Instructor: Dr. Tom Porter, Clinical Psychology PhD, 6th Degree Black Belt, Martial Arts instructor since 1982, A.K.K.S. member.

“This is a great class and the kids have a lot of fun with the instructors” ~ Karate Parent

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This class is the next step for those moving ahead in belt advancement. The instructor will continue to address your needs and goals as you move forward in achieving rank, self confidence, discipline, flexibility and respect. Optional costs: certification for belt advancement. Min 18 Max 30 Instructor: Dr. Tom Porter, Clinical Psychology PhD, 6th Degree Black Belt, Martial Arts instructor since 1982, A.K.K.S. member.

advanced american Kenpo Karate (Age 5+)

This class is designed for green belt rank and above, and will aid in the transition to the advanced rank of black belt. Optional costs: certification for belt advancement. Min 11 Max 25 Instructor: Dr. Tom Porter, Clinical Psychology PhD, 6th Degree Black Belt, Martial Arts instructor since 1982, A.K.K.S. member.

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Youth Fitness

Course

Barcode

Location

Age

Day

Date

Time

Instructor

Samurai Sprouts - Class fee is 37 (S.R. Resident $27) (4 Weeks)

(4 Weeks)

61993 61994

Finley/Valley Oak Rm Finley/Valley Oak Rm

5-7 5-7

Wed Wed

6/6-6/27 7/11-8/1

Michelle Keip

3:45-4:30pm 3:45-4:30pm

Beg. Kenpo Karate - Class fee is $55 (S.R. Resident $45)

(12 Dates) 62080 Finley/Live Oak Rm 5-13 T/Th/Sat 2/21-3/17 T/Th 4:45-5:30pm (12 Dates) 62085 Finley/Live Oak Rm 5-13 T/Th/Sat 2/21-3/17 T/Th 5:30-6:15pm (12 Dates) 62081 Finley/Live Oak Rm 5-13 T/Th/Sat 3/27-4/21 T/Th 4:45-5:30pm (12 Dates) 62086 Finley/Live Oak Rm 5-13 T/Th/Sat 3/27-4/21 T/Th 5:30-6:15pm (12 Dates) 62082 Finley/Live Oak Rm 5-13 T/Th/Sat 5/1-5/26 T/Th 4:45-5:30pm (12 Dates) 62087 Finley/Live Oak Rm 5-13 T/Th/Sat 5/1-5/26 T/Th 5:30-6:15pm (12 Dates) 62083 Finley/Live Oak Rm 5-13 T/Th/Sat *6/5-7/7 T/Th 4:45-5:30pm *No 6/26, 6/28, 6/30 (12 Dates) 62088 Finley/Live Oak Rm 5-13 T/Th/Sat *6/5-7/7 T/Th 5:30-6:15pm *No 6/26, 6/28, 6/30 (12 Dates) 62084 Finley/Live Oak Rm 5-13 T/Th/Sat 7/10-8/4 T/Th 4:45-5:30pm (12 Dates) 62089 Finley/Live Oak Rm 5-13 T/Th/Sat 7/10-8/4 T/Th 5:30-6:15pm

Interm. Kenpo Karate - Class fee is $55 (S.R. Resident $45) (12 Dates) 62090 Finley/Live Oak Rm 5-13 T/Th/Sat (12 Dates) 62091 Finley/Live Oak Rm 5-13 T/Th/Sat (12 Dates) 62092 Finley/Live Oak Rm 5-13 T/Th/Sat (12 Dates) 62093 Finley/Live Oak Rm 5-13 T/Th/Sat (12 Dates) 62094 Finley/Live Oak Rm 5-13 T/Th/Sat

2/21-3/17 3/27-4/21 5/1-5/26 *6/5-7/7

T/Th T/Th T/Th T/Th

Sat 10:45-11:30am Sat 10:00-10:45am Sat 10:45-11:30am

6:15-7:00pm 6:15-7:00pm 6:15-7:00pm 6:15-7:00pm

62095 62096 62097 62098 62099

Finley/Live Oak Rm Finley/Live Oak Rm Finley/Live Oak Rm Finley/Live Oak Rm Finley/Live Oak Rm

5+ 5+ 5+ 5+ 5+

Sat Sat Sat Sat Sat

Tom Porter

Sat 11:30-12:15pm Sat 11:30-12:15pm Sat 11:30-12:15pm Sat 11:30-12:15pm

*No 6/26, 6/28. 6/30

7/10-8/4

T/Th 6:15-7:00pm Sat 11:30-12:15pm

Adv. Kenpo Karate- Class fee is $34 (S.R. Resident $24) (4 Weeks) (4 Weeks) (4 Weeks) (4 Weeks) (4 Weeks)

Tom Porter

Sat 10:00-10:45am Sat 10:45-11:30am Sat 10:00-10:45am Sat 10:45-11:30am Sat 10:00-10:45am Sat 10:45-11:30am Sat 10:00-10:45am

2/25-3/17 3/31-4/21 5/5-5/26 *6/9-7/7 7/14-8/4

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1:30-2:30pm 1:30-2:30pm 1:30-2:30pm 1:30-2:30pm 1:30-2:30pm

Tom Porter

*No 6/30

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Visit srcity.org/parks and check the availability of picnic sites Complete a Park Reservation Request Form. Submit the form online or email rentparks@srcity.org

Picnic Permit A Standard Picnic Permit allows up to 200 people in a Community Park picnic site. Event may be a family/ company picnic, themed party, wedding/ reception, meeting, chili cook-off, memorial service, etc. With a Standard Picnic Permit, you may bring in an oversized BBQ and/or have your event catered. All regular park rules apply.

Special Use Permit A Special Use Picnic Permit is required for events with an expected attendance of 200+ and for ALL events held in a Neighborhood Park. In addition, a Special Use Permit may be required for any of the following reasons, regardless of attendance: Event is open to the public and attendance cannot be determined (ie fundraisers). Alcohol will be sold. Special event equipment will be brought into the park, such as carnival rides, vehicles, animals, band, portable dance floor, tents, etc. Portable toilets and/or additional dumpsters will be needed. Outside the parameters of the picnic site or impact on other park patrons.

For questions or to speak to our reservation specialist call Tel: 707 543 3753 M/W/F 1:00-4:30pm (se habla espanol)

FEES: SMALL Picnic Sites: $45 Residents/ $60 Non-Residents LARGE Picnic Sites: Finley Community Park & Howarth Park Monday-Friday: $110 SR resident / $137 non-res Saturday/Sunday/Holidays: $123 SR resident / $154 non-res All Other Large Group Picnic Sites Monday-Friday: $105 SR resident / $131 non-res Saturday/Sunday/Holiday: $110 SR resident / $140 non-res

Small Picnic Sites Available Doyle Park Finley Park Franklin Park Galvin Park Howarth Park Rincon Valley Park Youth Community Park

Large Picnic Sites Available Finley Park Howarth Park Doyle Park Galvin Park Rincon Valley Park Southwest Park Youth Community Park

Our parks have picnic areas available on a first-come, first-served basis year round. Picnic reservations (permits) guarantee a spot for your event.

Park Rules

Jump Houses are allowed in several of our parks. We do NOT provide electricity. The rental service must follow our policies for setup. No SMOKING in any City Parks. Please help us keep our parks clean and green - place trash in the garbage cans or dumpsters Enjoy sports and games, but please respect the "field closed" signs to preserve the turf (13-24.035) Keep radios and tape/CD players at a sound level that cannot be heard outside your picnic area No amplified sound without a sound permit. Alcohol is allowed in Community Parks after 5 PM on weekdays and all day on weekends and holidays. Please remember NO glass is allowed in the parks. For a COMPLETE list of Park Rules and Ordinances please visit :

srcity.org/parks

We want EVERYONE to have a safe, fun and enjoyable park experience!

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Kindergym family kindergym (Age 1-3) 4 Weeks

baby kindergym (Age 8 to 18 mos.) 4 Weeks Come play, socialize, share stories, support and build strong bodies and fun memories! This “Kindergym” class is for crawlers and beginning walkers, offering a stimulating and safe environment where child and parent can explore and grow together. Equipment is geared towards this young age group, with time for open play, songs and hand games. Adult/child ratio is 1 to 1. Min 10 Max 16 Instructors: Debbie Wright, Emily Vincent, Shannon Pope

Course

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The benefits of family support and social activities can help a young child work towards a more successful future. Help your child thrive as they crawl, run, jump and play with peers, increase body awareness, and participate in group activities with the help of his or her parent/adult caregiver. Both parents are encouraged to come, along with grandparents, aunts, uncles, nannies, etc. Adult/child ratio remains 1 to 1. The course fee includes a child/adult(s) pair. Min 10 Max 14 Instructors: Shannon Pope

Baby Kindergym

Location Age

Day

Date

Time

Instructor

Baby Kindergym - Class fee is $35 (S.R. Resident $25) 3 Weeks - $28.75 (S.R. Resident $18.75) 60459 60460 62377 60461

Finley/Valley Oak Rm Finley/Valley Oak Rm Finley/Valley Oak Rm Finley/Valley Oak Rm

8mo -1½ 8mo -1½ 8mo -1½ 8mo -1½

Mon Wed Thu Sat

2/27-3/12 2/22-3/14 2/23-3/15 2/25-3/17

11:00-11:45pm 9:15-10:00am 10:30-11:15am 9:30-10:15am

(Session 2) 60462 (Session 2) 60463 (Session 2) 62378 (Session 2) 60464 (Session 3) 60465 (Session 3) 60466 (Session 3) 62379 (Session 3) 60467

Finley/Valley Oak Rm Finley/Valley Oak Rm Finley/Valley Oak Rm Finley/Valley Oak Rm

8mo -1½ 8mo -1½ 8mo -1½ 8mo -1½

Mon Wed Thu Sat

3/26-4/16 3/28-4/18 3/29-4/19 3/31-4/21

11:00-11:45pm 9:15-10:00am 10:30-11:15am 9:30-10:15am

Emily V. Debbie W. Debbie W. Shannon P.

Finley/Valley Oak Rm Finley/Valley Oak Rm Finley/Valley Oak Rm Finley/Valley Oak Rm

8mo -1½ 8mo -1½ 8mo -1½ 8mo -1½

Mon Wed Thu Sat

4/30-5/21 5/2-5/23 5/3-5/24 5/5-5/26

11:00-11:45pm 9:15-10:00am 10:30-11:15am 9:30-10:15am

Emily V. Debbie W. Debbie W. Shannon P.

(Session 4) (Session 4) (Session 4) (Session 4)

60468 60469 62380 60470

Finley/Valley Oak Rm Finley/Valley Oak Rm Finley/Valley Oak Rm Finley/Valley/Oak Rm

8mo -1½ 8mo -1½ 8mo -1½ 8mo -1½

Mon Wed Thu Sat

6/4-6/25 6/6-6/27 6/7-6/28 6/9-6/30

11:00-11:45pm 9:15-10:00am 10:30-11:15am 9:30-10:15am

Emily V. Debbie W. Debbie W. Shannon P.

(Session 5) (Session 5) (Session 5) (Session 5)

60471 60472 62381 60473

Finley/Valley Oak Rm Finley/Valley Oak Rm Finley/Valley Oak Rm Finley/Valley/Oak Rm

8mo -1½ 8mo -1½ 8mo -1½ 8mo -1½

Mon Wed Thu Sat

7/9-7/30 7/11-8/1 7/12-8/2 7/14-8/4

11:00-11:45pm 9:15-10:00am 10:30-11:15am 9:30-10:15am

Emily V. Debbie W. Debbie W. Shannon P.

(3 Weeks) (Session 1) (Session 1) (Session 1)

Emily V. Debbie W. Debbie W. Shannon P.

for those who need a flexible schedule! One day Drop-in fee: Baby ‘Gym: $8. Family ‘Gym: $10. Call 543-3737 then register at the front desk before class.

Family Kindergym - Class fee is $39 (S.R. Resident $29) per child/parent pair

(Session 1) (Session 2) (Session 3) (Session 4) (Session 5)

62399 62400 62401 62402 62403

Finley/Valley Oak Rm Finley/Valley Oak Rm Finley/Valley Oak Rm Finley/Valley Oak Rm Finley/Valley Oak Rm

1-3 1-3 1-3 1-3 1-3

Sat Sat Sat Sat Sat

2/25-3/17 3/31-4/21 5/5-5/26 6/9-6/30 7/14-8/4

Recreation information 543-3737

10:30-11:30am 10:30-11:30am 10:30-11:30am 10:30-11:30am 10:30-11:30am

Shannon P.

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Kindergym Kindergym (Age 1-3½ Yrs) 4 Weeks

One

Build strong bodies and fun memories! Supporting your child through Hour social activities can enable him/her towards success. These classes are Time! designed to help your child thrive as they crawl, run, jump and play with peers, increase body awareness, and participate in group activities with the help of his or her parent/adult care-giver. The stimulating environment is scaled to the child’s needs, enticing your child to explore their surroundings and abilities. Class format is open play, with special parachute and song time. The adult-child ratio is 1 to 1. NOTE: To keep this time safe and special for you and your child, please do not bring siblings or friends to class. Min 10 Max 16 Instructors: Debbie Wright, Emily Vincent, Shannon Pope Kindergym is Fun!

Course

Barcode

Location

Age Day

Date

Time

Instructor

Kindergym - Class fee is $39 (S.R. Resident $29) 3 Weeks - $31.75 (S.R. Resident $21.75) (3 Weeks) (Session 1)

62220 62199 62215 62216 62218 62219

Finley/Valley Oak Rm Finley/Valley Oak Rm Finley/Valley Oak Rm Finley/Valley Oak Rm Finley/Valley Oak Rm Finley/Valley Oak Rm

1 - 2½ 2 - 3½ 1 - 2½ 1 - 2½ 1 - 2½ 2 - 3½

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Fri

2/27-3/12 2/21-3/13 2/22-3/14 2/23-3/15 2/24-3/16 2/24-3/16

9:30-10:30am 10:45-11:45am 10:15-11:15am 9:15-10:15am 9:15-10:15am 10:30-11:30am

Emily V. Debbie W. Debbie W. Debbie W. Shannon P. Shannon P.

(Session 2)

62228 62221 62223 62224 62226 62227

Finley/Valley Oak Rm Finley/Valley Oak Rm Finley/Valley Oak Rm Finley/Valley Oak Rm Finley/Valley Oak Rm Finley/Valley Oak Rm

1 - 2½ 2 - 3½ 1 - 2½ 1 - 2½ 1 - 2½ 2 - 3½

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Fri

3/26-4/16 3/27-4/17 3/28-4/18 3/29-4/19 3/30-4/20 3/30-4/20

9:30-10:30am 10:45-11:45am 10:15-11:15am 9:15-10:15am 9:15-10:15am 10:30-11:30am

Emily V. Debbie W. Debbie W. Debbie W. Shannon P. Shannon P.

(Session 3)

62392 62229 62231 62393 62232 62233

1 - 2½ 2 - 3½ 1 - 2½ 1 - 2½ 1 - 2½ 2 - 3½

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Fri

4/30-5/21 5/1-5/22 5/2-5/23 5/3-5/24 5/4-5/25 5/4-5/25

9:30-10:30am 10:45-11:45am 10:15-11:15am 9:15-10:15am 9:15-10:15am 10:30-11:30am

Emily V. Debbie W. Debbie W. Debbie W. Shannon P. Shannon P.

Finley/Valley Oak Rm Finley/Valley Oak Rm Finley/Valley Oak Rm Finley/Valley Oak Rm Finley/Valley Oak Rm Finley/Valley Oak Rm

need a flexible schedule? One day Drop-in fee $10. Call 543-3737 then register at the front desk prior to attending class.

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Kindergym Course

Barcode

Location

Age

Day

Date

Time

Instructor

Kindergym - Class fee is $39 (S.R. Resident $29) (Session 4)

62234 62235 62237 62213 62202 62203

Finley/Valley Oak Rm Finley/Valley Oak Rm Finley/Valley Oak Rm Finley/Valley Oak Rm Finley/Valley Oak Rm Finley/Valley Oak Rm

1 - 2½ 2 - 3½ 1 - 2½ 1 - 2½ 1 - 2½ 2 - 3½

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Fri

6/4-6/25 6/5-6/26 6/6-6/27 6/7-6/28 6/8-6/29 6/8-6/29

9:30-10:30am 10:45-11:45am 10:15-11:15am 9:15-10:15am 9:15-10:15am 10:30-11:30am

Emily V. Debbie W. Debbie W. Debbie W. Shannon P. Shannon P.

7/9-7/30 7/10-7/31 7/11-8/1 7/12-8/2 7/13-8/3 7/13-8/3

9:30-10:30am 10:45-11:45am 10:15-11:15am 9:15-10:15am 9:15-10:15am 10:30-11:30am

Emily V. Debbie W. Debbie W. Debbie W. Shannon P. Shannon P.

Kindergym - Class fee is $39 (S.R. Resident $29) (Session 5)

62204 62205 62207 62214 62210 62211

Finley/Valley Oak Rm Finley/Valley Oak Rm Finley/Valley Oak Rm Finley/Valley Oak Rm Finley/Valley Oak Rm Finley/Valley Oak Rm

1 - 2½ 2 - 3½ 1 - 2½ 1 - 2½ 1 - 2½ 2 - 3½

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Fri

need a flexible schedule? One day Drop-in fee $10. Space is limited. Call ahead then register at the front desk prior to attending class.

KINDERGYm - for “BIG KIDS”! (Age 3- 4½ yrs) 4 Weeks

Jump, toss, scoot, bounce and play like a big kid! This Kindergym class for older tots offers a chance to socialize and play with their peers while challenging their growing bodies. Activities are age-appropriate and a safety-first adult/child format is presented. Adult/child ratio is 1 to 1. Create fun memories with Kindergym! Min 10 Max 14 Instructor: Debbie Wright

“Debbie is wonderful!! Absolutely love her and so does my daughter.” ~ Kindergym Parent Kindergym - For Big Kids

Course

Barcode

Location

Age

Day

Date

Kindergym for Big Kids - Class fee is $39 (S.R. Resident $29) (Session 1) (Session 2) (Session 3) (Session 4) (Session 5)

62200 62222 62230 62236 62206

Finley/Valley Oak Rm Finley/Valley Oak Rm Finley/Valley Oak Rm Finley/Valley Oak Rm Finley/Valley Oak Rm

3 - 4½ 3 - 4½ 3 - 4½ 3 - 4½ 3 - 4½

Tue Tue Tue Tue Tue

2/21-3/13 3/27-4/17 5/1-5/22 6/5-6/26 7/10-7/31

Recreation information 543-3737

Time 9:15-10:15am 9:15-10:15am 9:15-10:15am 9:15-10:15am 9:15-10:15am

Instructor Debbie W. Debbie W. Debbie W. Debbie W. Debbie W.

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Tots Enrichment finley teeny tiny tots Ready, Set, Go! Teacher Jacque and Teacher Kim are looking forward to welcoming you to the new Spring/Summer season! You and your 2-3 year old are invited to join other children in a safe, stimulating and creative environment. Jacque and Kim have new arts and crafts project ideas to share as well as story time, singing songs, games and having fun in the outdoor enclosed play area. Our teachers are ready to prepare your child for the next step up to our Tiny Tots program. We ask that one parent or adult accompany each child. Min 10 Max 12 Instructors: Jacque Yancey and Kim Hatch.

Barcode Location

Age

Day

Date

Time

Fee

Instructors

(Session I - 4 weeks) 62578 Finley/Madrone Rm 62579 Finley/Madrone Rm

2-3 2-3

T,TH T,TH

2/21-3/15 2/21-3/15

9:00-10:00am 10:30-11:30am

$73 (S.R. Resident $63) $73 (S.R. Resident $63)

Hatch/Yancey Hatch/Yancey

(Session II - 4 weeks) 62580 Finley/Madrone Rm 62581 Finley/Madrone Rm

2-3 2-3

T,TH T,TH

3/27-4/19 3/27-4/19

9:00-10:00am 10:30-11:30am

$73 (S.R. Resident $63) $73 (S.R. Resident $63)

Hatch/Yancey Hatch/Yancey

(Session III - 4 weeks) 62582 Finley/Madrone Rm 62583 Finley/Madrone Rm

2-3 2-3

T,TH T,TH

5/1-5/24 5/1-5/24

9:00-10:00am 10:30-11:30am

$73 (S.R. Resident $63) $73 (S.R. Resident $63)

Hatch/Yancey Hatch/Yancey

finley Tiny tots Teacher Jacque and Teacher Jen will have plenty of new projects in store for your 3-5 year old child this Spring/Summer season! Together they will provide a caring and nurturing environment for 3-5 year olds to grow in confidence and ability. Jacque and Jen will strengthen Kindergarten readiness through art, songs, stories and socialization as well as physical activities incorporating games, rhythm and music, and our enclosed outdoor play area. Social skills are developed so that children find their own voice when they have a problem as well as learning respect and kindness. This valuable readiness program is something your child won’t want to miss! Snacks will be provided. Children must be toilet trained, please (no pull ups). Proof of age may be requested. Min 10 Max 15 Instructors: Jacque Yancey and Jen Espinoza

Barcode Location

Age

Day

Date

Time

Fee

(*Session I - 4 weeks) 62584 Finley/Madrone Rm 3-5 M, W, F 2/22-3/16* 9:00-11:30am (NOTE: *Session I only has 11 days due to the 2/20 holiday and spring break) (Session II - 4 weeks) 62585 Finley/Madrone Rm

Instructors

$151 (S.R. Resident $141) Espinoza/Yancey

3-5

M, W, F 3/26-4/20

9:00-11:30am

$164 (S.R. Resident $154) Espinoza/Yancey

3-5

M, W, F 4/30-5/25

9:00-11:30am

$164 (S.R. Resident $154) Espinoza/Yancey

(Session III - 4 weeks) 62586 Finley/Madrone Rm

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Grandpa Helping Out

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Tots Enrichment

Steele Lane Teeny Tiny Tots Ready, set, go! Steele Lane Community Center Teeny Tiny Tots program is for your 2-3 year old child. This is a chance for your tot to join other children in a safe, stimulating and creative environment. There will be art and craft projects, story time, singing songs, games and having fun. Finley Kindergym teacher Shannon will be joining teacher Lee to prepare your child for the next step up to our Tiny Tot program. We ask that one parent or adult accompany each child. Min 6 Max 10 Instructors: Lee Saddler and Shannon Pope

Barcode Location (Session I – 4 weeks) 62572 62573

Steele/Room 1 Steele/Room 1

(Session II – 4 weeks) 62574 62575

Steele/Room 1 Steele/Room 1

(Session III – 4 weeks) 62576 62577

Steele/Room 1 Steele/Room 1

Age

Day

Date

Time

Early Bird Special!! For Steele Lane Teeny Tiny Tots Sign up by 2/28 for $10 off!

Fee

Instructors

2-3 2-3

T,Th T,Th

2/21-3/15 2/21-3/15

9:00-10:00am 10:30-11:30am

$73 (S.R. Resident $63) $73 (S.R. Resident $63)

Saddler/Pope Saddler/Pope

2-3 2-3

T,Th T,Th

3/27-4/19 3/27-4/19

9:00-10:00am 10:30-11:30am

$73 (S.R. Resident $63) $73 (S.R. Resident $63)

Saddler/Pope Saddler/Pope

2-3 2-3

T,Th T,Th

5/1-5/24 5/1-5/24

9:00-10:00am 10:30-11:30am

$73 (S.R. Resident $63) $73 (S.R. Resident $63)

Saddler/Pope Saddler/Pope

Steele Lane Tiny Tots Set your child up for success! The Steele Lane Tiny Tots program will provide a caring and nurturing environment for 3-5 year olds to grow in confidence and ability. Instructors Lee and Jen will help strengthen Kindergarten readiness through art, songs, stories and socialization as well as organize physical activities with Kindergym equipment in our enclosed Hub room. This valuable readiness program is something your child won’t want to miss! Snacks will be provided. Children must be toilet trained, please (no pull-ups). Proof of age may be requested. Min 10 Max 15 Instructors: Lee Saddler and Jen Schmidt

Barcode Location

Age

Day

Date

Time

Fee

Session I – 4 Weeks

62569 Steele Lane / Rm 1 3-5 M,W,F 2/22 – 3/16 9:00 – 11:30am $151 (S.R.Resident $141) This session starts Wed, 2/22 (Session I only has 11 days due to the 2/20 holiday and Spring Break)

Session II – 4 Weeks 62570

Steele Lane / Rm 1

Session III – 4 Weeks 62571

Steele Lane / Rm 1

Instructors Saddler/Schmidt

3-5

M,W,F 3/26 – 4/20

9:00 – 11:30am

$164 (S.R.Resident $154)

Saddler/Schmidt

3-5

M,W,F 4/30 – 5/25

9:00 – 11:30am

$164 (S.R.Resident $154)

Saddler/Schmidt

Recreation information 543-3737

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Tots Enrichment PRESCHOOL SUMMER OLYMPICS CAMP (Age 3-4) 6 Dates

New!

A hands-on approach to summer Olympics lets the preschool students jump right into the action, fun and festivities! We will learn about the colors of the Olympic rings, make friendship flags, march in our own opening ceremonies and everyone will be a Gold medal winner! This two-week camp will be full of crafts, games, music and of course lots of movement! All materials and a small snack are included. Children must be toilet-trained to attend. Min 8 Max 8 Instructor: Sandy Cavaliere, owner of Bizzy Bee Preschool Enrichment Program, has over 20 years experience teaching children of all ages, specializing in phonics and children’s literature. Preschool Summer Fun!

T/W/Th, 7/10-7/19 9:00-11:30am Finley/Maple Rm $102 (S.R. Resident $92) #61181 T/W/Th, 7/10-7/19 12:30-3:00pm Finley/Maple Rm $102 (S.R. Resident $92) #61183

camp tiny tots (Age 3-5) 4 Days

Camp Tiny Tots is a summer program consisting of outdoor games, crafts and swimming on Wednesdays. Emphasis is on socialization and fun. Snack is included. Children must be toilet-trained. Min 10 Max 15 Instructor: Tiny Tot Staff Mon through Thu 9:00-11:30am Finley Community Center/Madrone Rm $85 (S.R. Resident $75)

Barcode

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62587 62588 62589

Age 3 - 5 3 - 5 3 - 5

Day

Dates

Mon-Thu 6/11-6/14 Mon-Thu 6/18-6/21 Mon-Thu 6/25-6/28

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Theme

Hawaiian Beach Adventure Jungle Safari Party Stars & Stripes


Recreation information 543-3737

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A SUPERIOR CHOICE FOR 7TH AND 8TH GRADE & INDEPENDENT HOME STUDY K-8

We Anticipate Filling Up Quickly—Applications Are Being Accepted Now For The 2012-13 School Year!!     

Challenging academic program Outstanding test scores Positive and respectful campus culture A school of choice—No tuition—No interdistrict transfer Small, safe environment

Applications on our website—www.mwcharter.org 707-524-2741

5350 Faught Rd, Santa Rosa 95403

Teach Kids How to Cross Safely

The walk signal does not mean it is safe to step into the street. It simply means that it is your turn to cross. Before crossing, be sure drivers have seen you and are stopping.

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If the red hand is flashing, don't start crossing. If you have already begun to cross, finish crossing quickly.

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When the red hand is a steady red, do not begin to cross the street. If you are already crossing in the intersection when this light flashes, finish crossing quickly.


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Arts & Crafts ALL-STAR ART “TEAM”! (Age 3½ -5 ½)

New!

MAKE ART OUT OF IT! (Age 8-12) 4 Weeks

You and your child will “team up” to collage a colorful cover for a real drawing book. See your child’s delight as they make their first drawing inside! Next, lovely wood pieces and glue invite the young artist to assemble a 3-D project, and paint is provided if they choose to add color. The “grand finale” for a team finish is a pops & hides color collage, color experiments; plus fun scribbles, stencils and stamps to transform an ordinary t-shirt into your child’s work of art! All art project materials provided. Fee includes adult & child. Min 8 Max 12 (pairs) Instructor: Gladys Morton, over 15yrs offering art and craft programs, over 30 yrs working with children, Early Childhood, Elementary and Special Education Credentialed.

New!

When a good idea comes to you, it is a gift to your brain. When a good idea comes to you and you act on it, it is a gift to your LIFE! Everything contains an idea and to re-use is to extend something’s usefulness! Come experience with Lisa as she shares her ideas, techniques and inventions to create paintings, sculpture and prints, with success at every turn. If you’re into art, this class is for you! All materials are included and no experience is necessary. Min 10 Max 12 Instructor: Lisa R. Fredenthal-Lee, Professional visual artist, teacher, collaborator, inventor of alternatives. www.dontthrowthataway.com www.yea-art.com

Art with Lisa!

For Spring & Summer art camps, please see page 32 & 33.

Team up for art!

Course

Barcode

Location

Age

Day

Date

All-Star Art Team – Class fee is $34 (S.R. Resident $24) (2 Days) (2 Days)

60785 61215

Finley/Willow Rm Finley/Willow Rm

3½-5½ Tue 3½-5½ Tue

Make Art Out of It - Class fee is $85 (S.R. Resident $75) (4 Weeks) (4 Weeks)

60793 61207

Finley/Willow Rm Finley/Willow Rm

8-12 8-12

Thu Thu

3/6-3/13 5/15-5/22

3/29-4/19 5/3-5/24

Recreation information 543-3737

Time

Instructor Gladys Morton

9:30-10:45pm 9:30-10:45pm

3:30-5:30pm 3:30-5:30pm

Lisa R. Fredenthal-Lee

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Arts & Crafts SPRING BREAK ART CAMP (Age 6-12) 5 Days

Wow, it’s a whole week of art and crafts! Spring is the time for new crafts, new colors and new friends. We will get creative with mosaics, paper maché, drawing and painting, pastels…and more! All materials are included. Please bring a sack lunch. Min 9 Max 12 Instructor: Kathryn Cerasoli, degree in Fine Arts and teaching youth since 1973. Mon-Fri, 3/19-3/23 9:00-4:00pm Finley/Willow Rm $287 (S.R. Resident $277) #60789 Make Art & Friends!

SUMMER SEWING CAMP FOR KIDS (Age 7-10) 5 Days

“Summer Camp” is fun and Sewing Camp is twice as fun! This program focuses on sewing clothing items and creating craft and jewelry projects. You will be introduced to step-by-step sewing techniques, Fashion Design Couture, pattern layout, pinning, cutting and draping. Camp projects include designing clothing with a choice of PJ bottoms, skirts, tops, pants or dresses (depending on skill level). Kids can also create their own unique projects, jewelry or craft. Meet new friends and have fun with sewing! Bring sewing fabric and snack. Materials: students are responsible for purchasing and prewashing their own cotton/flannel fabrics. (PJ bottoms: 2.5 yds, skirts: 2 yds, tank top: 1.5 yds.) Contact Olga at orojkova@gmail.com (478-1676) with questions. Min 10 Max 12 Instructors: Olga Rozhkova, teaching sewing to children since 1984, fashion designer instructor for 8 years, B.A Degree in Fashion Design (Kirov, Russia), interior decorating owner since 2000. Mon-Fri, 6/11-6/15 9:00-12:00pm Finley/Willow Rm $275 (S.R. Resident $265) #62602

Kids create their own! Spring/Summer 2012

Learn a new skill - balloon twisting! Make a doggie and giraffe or a party hat just for the fun of it. I can teach the basics and you can be as creative as you like. This class is designed for the beginner. If you are young or old, balloons are a great way to be creative - plus you’ll be able to entertain family and friends with this new fun skill. Everyone will take home their own balloon sculpting creations. Min 8 Max 20 Instructor: Pamela Sue Porter is a clown/ juggler/facepainter balloon artist -.A.K.A. Twizzle the Clown. She has a B.A. in theater arts and has been teaching many aspects of her art for 15 years. Tue, 7/31 6:30-8:00pm Finley/Maple Rm $30 (S.R. Resident $20) #62455

“The instructors were very organized and helpful, and the camp was fabulous!”

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BALLOON ART - twisting the night away! (Age 8+) 1 Day

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Arts & Crafts SUMMER SCULPTURE ART CAMP (Age 6-12) 4 Days

3 dimensional works will take on a rich and whimsical look in this all sculpture camp. A paper maché puppet will be one of our whimsical creations, painted and then decorated with fabric and trim. A small human creation will be made using plaster/ webbing strips and then painted to take on the look of metal. Clay will be used to create an animal of your child’s choice. Bring a snack and sack lunch. All materials included. Min 9 Max 12 Instructor: Kathryn Cerasoli, Fine Arts degree, teaching youth since 1973

Summer Sculpture Art Camp

MIxed media Summer ART CAMPS! (Age 6-12) 4 Days

Summer Painting Camp

summer PAINTING ART CAMP (Age 6-12) 4 Days

Come mix it up for four great days of art! Different projects, from painting, drawing, paper maché, mosaics and collage will challenge the budding artist, keeping it interesting and fun! Please bring a lunch and a snack. All materials are included. Wear clothes that you can be creative in! Min 9 Max 12 Instructor: Kathryn Cerasoli, degree in Fine Arts and teaching youth since 1973.

Acrylics, watercolor and pastels! All three of the main painting techniques will be used in this camp. A variety of papers & surfaces will be introduced to show the versatility of each medium. All subject matter will also be included from portraits, landscapes, still lifes to abstract; we will explore it all with a multitude of tools and color palettes. Please bring snack & lunch. This class can get messy so bring a painting smock / shirt or old clothes. All materials included. Min 9 Max 12 Instructor: Kathryn Cerasoli, Fine Arts degree, teaching youth since 1973

Camp for the budding artist

Course

Barcode

Location

Age Day

Date

Time

Instructor

Mixed Media Art Camp Full Day - Class fee is $218 (S.R. Resident $208)

Kathryn Cerasoli

Summer Sculpture Art Camp – Class fee is $218 (S.R. Resident $208)

Kathryn Cerasoli

Kathryn Cerasoli

(4 Days) (4 Days)

(4 Days) (4 Days)

61206 60796

60794 61205

Finley/Willow Rm Finley/Willow Rm

Finley/Willow Rm Finley/Willow Rm

6-12 6-12

6-12 6-12

Mon-Thu 7/16-7/19 Mon-Thu 8/6-8/9

Mon-Thu 6/25-6/28 Mon-Thu 7/23-7/26

Summer Painting Art Camp – Class fee is $218 (S.R. Resident $208) (4 Days)

60795

Finley/Willow Rm

6-12

Mon-Thu 7/9-7/12

9:30-3:30pm 9:30-3:30pm

9:30-3:30pm 9:30-3:30pm

9:30-3:30pm

Recreation information 543-3737

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Santa Rosa Recreation, Parks & Community Services

Themed Parties!

Birthday Parties

Basketball Party!

“Rebound” from the every day birthday party with a Basketball Party at the Steele Lane Community Center. It’s Guaranteed to be a “slam dunk.”

Enjoy a 2 hour party for ages 6-12. Games, Activities, Drills, Engaging Instructor, Sport Music, Party Room, Fun! Price: $175 plus $50 refundable deposit 12 Child Maximum For more information, photos, videos and party package details visit www.SantaRosaRec.com (Birthday Parties) To book a party call 707-543-3737 All parties are held on Saturday or Sunday at the Steele Lane Community Center ~ 415 Steele Lane

Dodgeball Party!

Dodge dull every day parties with a Dodgeball party at the Steele Lane Community Center. Guaranteed to be a blast!

Enjoy a 2 hour party for ages 7-16. Games, Activities, Drills, Engaging Instructor, Sport Music, Party Room, FUN! Price: $175 plus $50 refundable deposit 20 child maximum For more information, photos, videos and party package details visit www.SantaRosaRec.com (Birthday Parties) / To book a party call 707-543-3737 All parties are held on Saturday or Sunday at the Steele Lane Community Center ~ 415 Steele Lane

Party at the Pool! The Birch Room at the Finley Aquatic Complex and under the awning at the Ridgway Swim Center can be reserved for birthday parties. For $9 per child, you receive a fun party package! For detailed birthday party information visit www.SantaRosaRec.com or call Finley (543-3760) or Ridgway (543-3421). Minimum party size is ten.

Party in Howarth Park!

Reserve a party area and have fun in the Jump House, ride the train, carousel, and ponies!

Party Package: $140 for 10 Children. Each child receives: Unlimited K-Land Rides (11am – 5pm), includes train, carousel, jump house, and animal barn (animal barn is summer ONLY!), a ONE Lap Pony ticket, balloon and 2 train souvenirs. Additional children can be added (on the day of the party) for $14/each Parties held during park operating hours, April 7th – October 28th Make your reservation online at howarthpark.com or call 543-3737 For more information, photos, dates and times, and party package details, visit us at howarthpark.com or email us at: howarthpark@srcity.org

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All prices are subject to change without notice.


~ MOVIE IN THE PARK ~ Howarth Park, 630 Summerfield Rd

Back for a sixth season, Friday nights find HOWARTH PARK open for MOVIE FUN as you relax at the end of the week. FREE Movie starts at dusk (approximately 7:30 PM) and will be shown on the lower lawn. Bring a blanket and settle down on the lawn for fun with family and friends! Come early and purchase dinner or snacks from our vendors or spend some time on the playground. Helpful things to note: Bring a flashlight and something warm to wrap up in!

Fridays, August 17 - September 21, 2012 Help us pick our movies for this year! Starting in May, vote online at www.howarthpark.com! Winning movie titles will be announced mid-July. Email us at howarthpark@srcity.org to get on the list to receive an email reminder when the movie series starts! Questions? Visit www.howarthpark.com, email howarthpark@srcity.org, or call

(707) 543-3737.

Sponsors needed to help cover the cost of providing FREE movies in the park. We are looking for businesses or organizations who might like to fund a portion of the movie in exchange for having a booth at the event and/or playing a commercial about your business on the screen, prior to the start of the movie. Please contact Sarah at (707)543-3298 or howarthpark@srcity.org if you are interested in being a sponsor.

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Youth

Dance & Music TUTUS FOR TWOS (Age 2) 4 Weeks

A wonderful world of imagination and ballet is created in this child/adult class, specifically designed for the “youngest” dancer! Miss Jeran creates a playful, stress-free atmosphere as young children are supported by a loving adult (parents, grandparents, aunt, nanny, etc) to develop awareness of their bodies, physical skills and creativity. Min 8 Max 10 (adult/child pairs) Instructor: Jeran Urrutia, over 20 yrs dance and teaching experience, Director/Owner of Dance Innovations.

“A lovely introduction to ballet. ~ Parent ~

“PLAYING” BALLEt (Age 3-4)

PRE BALLET (Age 4-5)

This is an introduction to basic ballet and begins with barre work: 1st and 2nd position (plies and grande battement), and teaches basic turns and jumps, as well as stretching and tumbling. Ballet students should wear tights, a leotard, and ballet shoes. Min 8 Max 12 Instructor: Katherine Gallagher, specializes in teaching dance to young children. 17 years dance experience, over 8 years teaching experience, Le Studio Danse owner & operator in Sonoma County since 2002.

Using music, simple ballet and tumbling, we will explore the possibilities of dance. The atmosphere in this first ballet class is very positive and non-competitive, allowing the child to “play” at his or her own level. Ballet style attire is suggested. Family and friends are invited to the last 15 minutes of the last class. Min 8 Max 10 Instructor: Marilyn Jakowchik, over 10 yrs experience with Tap dance and teaching dance to young children, over 22 years of ballet dance experience.

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Tondues and twirls will delight your dancer as she discovers music and movement. Basic ballet routines and exercises explore all that a 3 year old can really do! Miss Jeran will guide your curious toddler in a simple dance class atmosphere that will allow playful creativity. Ballet style attire is suggested. Family and friends can visit the last class of the session. Min 8 Max 10 Instructor: Jeran Urrutia, over 20 yrs dance and teaching experience, Director/ Owner of Dance Innovations.

Tutus for Two

“Miss Marilyn was wonderful, so patient and engaging! She taught 3yr olds in a fun way.”

LOOK AT ME, I’M 3! (Age 3) 4 Weeks

“Playing” Ballet

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For Dance Camps, please see page 40.


Youth

Dance & Music Course

Barcode

Location

Age

Day

Date

Time

Instructor

Tutus for Two - Class fee is - $39 (S.R. Resident $29)

Jeran Urrutia

Tutus for Two - Class fee is $49 (S.R. Resident $39)

Jeran Urrutia

(3 Weeks)

(4 Weeks) (4 Weeks) (4 Weeks) (4 Weeks) (4 Weeks)

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61258 61237 61259 61257 61260

Finley/Live Oak Rm

Finley/Live Oak Rm Finley/Live Oak Rm Finley/Live Oak Rm Finley/Live Oak Rm Finley/Live Oak Rm

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Mon

Wed Mon Wed Mon Wed

2/27-3/12

2/22-3/14 3/26-4/16 3/28-4/18 4/30-5/21 5/2-5/23

9:00-10:00am

10:15-11:15am 9:00-10:00am 10:15-11:15am 9:00-10:00am 10:15-11:15am

“Playing” Ballet - Class fee is $48 (S.R. Resident $38)

Marilyn Jakowchik

Look at Me, I’m Three - Class fee is $39 (S.R. Resident $29)

Jeran Urrutia

Look at Me, I’m Three - Class fee is $49 (S.R. Resident $39)

Jeran Urrutia

Pre-Ballet - Class fee is $35 (S.R. Resident $25)

Katherine Gallagher

(4 Weeks) (4 Weeks) (4 Weeks) (4 Weeks) (4 Weeks) (4 Weeks)

(3 Weeks)

(4 Weeks) (4 Weeks) (4 Weeks) (4 Weeks)

(4 Weeks) (4 Weeks)

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61261

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61280 61281

Finley/Live Oak Rm Finley/Live Oak Rm Finley/Live Oak Rm Finley/Live Oak Rm Finley/Live Oak Rm Finley/Live Oak Rm

Finley/Live Oak Rm

Finley/Live Oak Rm Finley/Live Oak Rm Finley/Live Oak Rm Finley/Live Oak Rm

Finley/Live Oak Rm Finley/Live Oak Rm

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Mon

Mon Mon Thu Fri

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2/27-3/12

3/26-4/16 4/30-5/21 *6/21-7/19 *6/22-7/20

6/12-7/3 7/10-7/31

9:00-10:00am 10:30-11:30am 9:00-10:00am 10:30-11:30am 9:00-10:00am 10:30-11:30am

10:15-11:15am

10:15-11:15am 10:15-11:15am 9:00-10:00am *No 7/5 10:15-11:15am *No 7/6

2:15-3:00pm 2:15-3:00pm

For more Ballet, Tap and Jazz, see pages 38-40.

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Dance & Music TUTUS & TAP (Age 3 & 4-6)

Bring the dance experience to the young child in a fun, positive and relaxed group atmosphere! Ballet and tap moves are introduced, nurturing the creativity of the young child. Dancers need tap shoes to wear to class. *Ballet style attire and (labeled) shoes suggested. Family and friends are invited to the last 15 minutes of the last class. (3 yrs) Min 8 Max 10 (4-6 yrs) Min 10 Max 12 Instructor: Marilyn Jakowchik, over 10 yrs experience with Tap dance and teaching dance to young children, over 22 years of ballet dance experience.

BEGINNING BALLET (Age 5-7)

Beginning ballet students work at the barre from 1st, 2nd, and 3rd position including plie, tendu, rond de jambes, and grande battement, centre work basic turns and jumps as well as stretching and tumbling. Ballet students should wear tights, a leotard, and ballet shoes. Min 8 Max 16 Instructor: Katherine Gallagher, specializes in teaching dance to young children. 17 years dance experience, over 8 years teaching experience, Le Studio Danse owner & operator in Sonoma County since 2002.

CHILDREN’S ballet (Age 4-6)

Develop the physical and mental skill of ballet. These classes provide specific barre and floor exercises and are taught age appropriately, providing the young dancer a nurturing framework in which to begin their ballet training. We will continue to use “play” as the basis for learning. Ballet style shoes and attire suggested. Friends and family are invited to the last 15 minutes of the last class. Min 10 Max 12 Instructor: Jeran Urrutia, over 20 yrs dance and teaching experience, Director/Owner of Dance Innovations.

*Ballet attire suggested retailers: Dance Boutique, Wal-Mart, Target, Payless Shoes.

Course

Barcode

Location

Age

Day

Date

Time

Instructor

Tutus and Tap - Class fee is $48 (S.R. Resident $38)

Marilyn Jakowchik

Tutus and Tap - Class fee is $75 (S.R. Resident $65)

Marilyn Jakowchik

Tutus and Tap - Class fee is $43 (S.R. Resident $33)

Marilyn Jakowchik

Beginning Ballet - Class fee is $45 (S.R. Resident $35)

Katherine Gallagher

(4 Weeks) 61268 (4 Weeks) 61269 (4 Weeks) 61270

(8 Weeks) 61271 (8 Weeks) 61273 (8 Weeks) 61275

(4 Weeks) 61272 (4 Weeks) 61274 (4 Weeks) 61276

(4 Weeks) 61239 (4 Weeks) 61282

Finley/Live Oak Rm Finley/Live Oak Rm Finley/Live Oak Rm

Finley/Live Oak Rm Finley/Live Oak Rm Finley/Live Oak Rm

Finley/Live Oak Rm Finley/Live Oak Rm Finley/Live Oak Rm

Finley/Live Oak Rm Finley/Live Oak Rm

3 3 3

Tue Tue Tue

4-5 4 5-6

Fri Fri Fri

4-5 4 5-6

5-7 5-7

Fri Fri Fri

2/21-3/13 3/27-4/17 5/1-5/22

*2/24-4/20 *2/24-4/20 *2/24-4/20

5/4-5/25 5/4-5/25 5/4-5/25

9:00-10:00am 9:00-10:00am 9:00-10:00am

9:15-10:15am 3:30-4:30pm 4:45-5:45pm

9:15-10:15am 3:30-4:30pm 4:45-5:45pm

Tue Tue

6/12-7/3 7/10-7/31

3:00-4:00pm 3:00-4:00pm

*No 3/23 *No 3/23 *No 3/23

Children’s Ballet - Class fee is $75 (S.R. Resident $65)

Jeran Urrutia

Children’s Ballet - Class fee is $43 (S.R. Resident $33)

Jeran Urrutia

(8 Weeks) (8 Weeks)

(4 Weeks) (4 Weeks) (4 Weeks) (4 Weeks)

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Mon Mon

Mon Mon Fri Fri

*2/27-4/23 *2/27-4/23

4/30-5/21 4/30-5/21 *6/22-7/20 *6/22-7/20

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3:30-4:30pm 4:45-5:45pm

3:30-4:30pm 4:45-5:45pm 3:30-4:30pm 4:45-5:45pm

*No 3/19 *No 3/19

*No 7/6 *No 7/6


Youth

Dance & Music after school JAZZ & TAP WITH JERAN (Age 5-7) 4 Weeks

Here’s a fun dance class to get you movin’! Students will tap and dance across the floor to upbeat music. Simple combinations will help build skill and performance. Wear comfortable clothing and bring tap shoes & light weight tennis shoes for jazz. Min 10 Max 12 Instructor: Jeran Urrutia, over 20 yrs dance and teaching experience, Director/ owner of Dance Innovations. Wed, 2/22-3/14 3:00-4:00pm Finley/Live Oak Rm $42 (S.R. Resident $32) #62244

Ballet Level I

BALLET LEVEL I (Age 7-8)

New!

Ballet Level I is created for dancers who are ready to seriously study ballet. Each class will begin at the barre with plies, tendus, rond de jambe and grand battement. Center work will include stretching, sauté, chasse, pas de chat and grand jete. Students must wear a leotard, tights, ballet slippers and have their hair pulled back in a bun or short pony tail. Min 8 Max 10 Instructor: Marilyn Jackowchik, over 22 years of ballet dance experience, over 10 yrs teaching dance to children.

Wed, 3/28-4/18 3:00-4:00pm Finley/Live Oak Rm $42 (S.R. Resident $32) #62245 Wed, 5/2-5/23 3:00-4:00pm Finley/Live Oak Rm $42 (S.R. Resident $32) #62246

TAP & TUMBLING (Age 3-7) 4 Weeks

New!

Boys and girls, come channel your energy into large motor skill movement, rhythm and music! The dance count “5,6,7,8” will lead tappers in simple combinations and a quality tumbling mat will cushion tumblers as they make basic tumbling passes. Wear comfortable clothing, avoiding snaps, buttons and buckles at the waist. Socks and tap shoes needed (no bare feet). (3-4 yrs) Min 8 Max 10 (5-7 yrs) Min 8 Max 12 Instructor: Jeran Urrutia, (See After School Jazz & Tap bio). Age 3-4 Wed, *6/20-7/18 (*No 7/4) 10:30-11:30am Finley/Live Oak Rm $49 (S.R. Resident $39) #62251

8 Weeks Fri, *2/24-4/20 (*No 3/23) 6:00-7:00pm Finley/Live Oak Rm $86 (S.R. Resident $76) #61248 4 Weeks Fri, 5/4-5/25 6:00-7:00pm Finley/Live Oak Rm $48 (S.R. Resident $38) #61249

Great for boys & girls

“Jazz hands!”

For Summer Dance Camps, please see page 40.

Recreation information 543-3737

Age 5-7 Wed, *6/20-7/18 (*No 7/4) 3:00-4:00am Finley/Live Oak Rm $49 (S.R. Resident $39) #62252 Spring/Summer 2012

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Dance & Music “TWEEN” BALLET (Age 8-11) 6 Weeks

BEACH PARTY DANCE CAMP! (Age 5-8) 5 Days

New!

Miss Jeran helps the older ballet dancer build and strengthen basics skills at the barre. Students will improve their concentration and balance with more challenging combinations, and move across the floor with proper ballet technique as they advance their dance abilities. Wear leotard, tights and ballet shoes. Min 8 Max 10 Instructor: Jeran Urrutia, over 20 yrs dance and teaching experience, Director/ Owner of Dance Innovations. Tue, *2/21-4/3 (*No 3/20) 3:45-4:45pm Finley/Live Oak Rm $66 (S.R. Resident $56) #61243 Tue, 4/10-5/15 3:45-4:45pm Finley/Live Oak Rm $66 (S.R. Resident $56) #61244

SOCK HOP DANCE CAMP (Age 5-8) 5 Days

“Twist and shout” everyday New! to lively 1950’s music! Your dancer will “doo run run” onto the dance floor and experience the excitement of tap, jazz and ballet combinations. Daily crafts and apparel themes will keep the fun alive! Instructors Ms. Jeran and Ms. Marilyn will instruct proper technique and skill building, increasing confidence and performance. Parents are invited to observe the camp creations at the end of the week. Register early, and sign up with a friend! Bring a snack and wear comfortable clothing, ballet shoes or light weight tennis shoes and tap shoes. “Blue Suede” shoes are also welcome! Min 14 Max 20 Dance Instructors: Jeran Urrutia and Marilyn Jakowchik (See Beach Party Camp bio).

Mon-Fri, 6/11-6/15 8:30-11:00am Finley/Live Oak Rm $130 (S.R. Resident $120) #62243

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Let’s turn up the heat this summer and dance all week long! Dancers will explore cool music and cool movement in tap, jazz and ballet. Sunglasses and beach balls brighten up the dance combinations taught throughout the week. Daily crafts and apparel themes keep the beach party alive! Ms. Jeran and Ms. Marilyn instruct proper dance technique and skill building while providing opportunities of play and imagination. Parents are invited to observe camp creations at the end of the week. So register early, tell a friend, and pack your beach bag for the best dance activity of your summer! Bring a snack and wear tap or ballet shoes or light-weight tennis shoes. Dress creatively (dance attire is optional). Details for theme day dress ideas are given on the first day of camp. Min 14 Max 20 Instructors: Marilyn Jakowchik and Jeran Urrutia team teach to offer the best creative experience in dance. Their combined leadership in teaching children merit this camp to be the best of its kind! Both have over 20 yrs dance and teaching experience. Mon-Fri, 7/30-8/3 8:30-11:00am Finley/Live Oak Rm $130 (S.R. Resident $120) #62250


Youth/Teen Dance & Music

GUITAR FUN- DAMENTALS! (Age 12+) 10 Weeks

Beg. guitar LEVEL 2

Calling all first time players! Start working on your musical dream and join us in a fun group setting. You will be introduced to the basics of acoustic guitar playing, including basic chords, strums and tuning, all supported with familiar folk and popular songs. Bring your own 6 string acoustic or nonamplified guitar to each class, or contact Ed at 838-4865 for information on buying or renting an instrument. Don’t delay and start learning to play today! Min 10 Max 20 Instructor: Ed Hayes, over 20 years experience teaching guitar.

For continuing students or those with some guitar experience. Build on the fundamentals and learn additional chords, strums and tuning. Bring your own six-string guitar (acoustic or non-amplified electric). Contact Ed at (707) 838-4865 for information on purchasing or renting an instrument. Min 10 Max 20 Instructor: Ed Hayes, over 20 years experience teaching guitar.

Beginning Guitar

Tue, *2/21-5/8 (*No class 3/20, 4/24) 5:30-6:30pm Steele Lane/Green Rm $65 (S.R. Resident $55) #61173

Beg. Level 2 Tue, *2/21-5/8 (*No class 3/20, 4/24) 6:45-7:45pm Steele Lane/Green Rm $65 (S.R. Resident $55) #61174 Beg. Level 2 Tue, *5/15-7/31 (*No class 5/29, 7/3) 6:45-7:45pm Steele Lane/Green Rm $65 (S.R. Resident $55) #61175

Tue, *5/15-7/31 (*No class 5/29, 7/3) 5:30-6:30pm Steele Lane/Green Rm $65 (S.R. Resident $55) #61180

BEGINNING UKULELE (Age 12+) 10 Weeks

The Hawaiian word for ukulele is kanikapila, which loosely translates as “to gather together, play music and enjoy yourself.” And the late George Harrison, a self-professed uke-o-holic, once said “Everyone I know who is into the ukulele is crackers.” Both are examples of how this light, portable instrument brings smiles to those who hear its beautiful melodies. Basic chords, strums and lyrics are introduced as you “play by ear.” Bring a four stringed ukulele and get ready to create great summer fun! Min 10 Max 20 Instructor: Ed Hayes over 50 years playing the ukulele, teaching for over 20 years. Tue, *2/21-5/8 (*No 3/20, 4/24) 8:00-9:00pm Steele Lane/Green Rm $65 (S.R. Resident $55) #61176

Tue, *5/15-7/31 (*No 5/29, 7/3) 8:00-9:00pm Steele Lane/Green Rm $65 (S.R. Resident $55) #61177

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Youth Cooking

D5 kid’s AFTER SCHOOL culinary & nutrition PROGRAM (Age 6-9) 6 Dates

From kitchen safety and sanitation to knife skills to spring rolls to scones, your child will learn many kitchen basics while they learn the foundations New! of health. What are the basic nutrients? How do you read a food label? Do you know how many body systems there are? How much sleep do you need a night? Your child will be able to answer all these questions by the end of this program and learn skills to help them lead a healthier and happier life. Pst…our secret ingredient is fun! All materials and food are included. Please contact the instructor with any food sensitivities. (707) 888-1103. Min 8 Max 12 Instructor: Patty James, Certified Natural Chef with a Master’s Degree in Holistic Nutrition, founded The Patty James Cooking School and Nutrition Center in Sebastopol, CA . She co-authored “More Vegetables, Please.” Mon/Wed, 4/2-4/18 3:30-5:00pm Finley/Kitchen $142 (S.R. Resident$132) #62423

d5 kid’s culinary & nutrition CAMP (Age 6-9) 5 Days

Mon-Fri, 6/11-6/15 1:00-4:00pm Finley/Kitchen $230 (S.R. Resident$220) #62426

DirectionFive Culinary & Nutrition Program

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New!

Kids will have such a great time they won’t realize how much basic nutrition they are learning while they cut and chop, braise and bake, stir and season! This program will give kids the knowledge they need to lead healthier lives. Is there a connection between the Earth’s health and your health? What’s a food shed? How much sleep do you need a night? How much exercise do you need a day and why? Your kids will come home and not only tell you everything they learned, but they’ll teach you how to sharpen knives and cook you dinner! Min 8 Max 12 Instructor: Patty James, Certified Natural Chef with a Master’s Degree in Holistic Nutrition, founded and directed the Patty James Cooking School and Nutrition Center. She co-authored “More Vegetables, Please”. For more information, visit www.directionfive.org.


Youth/Teen

Computers/Special Interest ANIMATION studio (Age 8-12) 3 Days

Create simple animations, and then add music, sound effects and voice. Min 6 Max 12 Instructor: Norman Rose MA, PhD, has been an instructor in SRJC’s Computer Studies Department since 1996. Tue, Wed, Thu, 3/20-3/22 10:00-12:00pm Franklin Training Center $73 (S.R. Resident $63) #61353

Tue, Wed, Thu, 6/12-6/14 10:00-12:00pm Franklin Training Center $73 (S.R. Resident $63) #61356

Computer lab located at the Franklin Training Center, 2095 Franklin Ave., Santa Rosa (across the front parking lot of the softball Field).

For Adult Computer classes, see page 116.

BEGINNING PHOTOGRAPHY (Age 18+) 2 Days

How Light and Equipment Shape Your Images New! Learn how light affects your images. Understand your camera controls. Learn the camera’s functions (what do all those dials do?) for both manual & automatic cameras. Students are invited to bring their photos to class for discussion and get tips on how to improve their images. This class is for people who have cameras and need basic help or those who are ready to purchase a camera and want to have a better understanding of what camera will work best for them. Please bring paper, pen and camera if you have one. Min 8 Max 12 Instructor: Owen Scott Shirwo has been a Professional Photographer for over 30 years. He has worked in Commercial, Product, Portrait, Event, Public Relations, Food and Architecture Photography. His work experience includes film and digital media, black & white, color and all equipment from 35 MM to 8x10 view cameras. Tue, 4/10 & 4/17 7:00-9:00pm Finley/Maple Rm $55 (S.R. Resident $45) #62478

Tue, 6/12 & 6/19 7:00-9:00pm Finley/Maple Rm $55 (S.R. Resident $45) #62482

What do all these dials do?

INTERMEDIATE PHOTOGRAPHY (Age 18+) 2 Days

Fine Tuning Your Images & Technique This class is for people who have the basic knowledge of how a New! camera works and own a camera to bring to class. Some of what will be covered: lenses, flash and composition for both people and scenery. The class will go over some creative things that can be done in the camera and on your computer (if you have one). A photo assignment will be part of the class in between meetings. There will be discussion about these images to improve your skills. Please bring paper, pen, camera and computer if you have one. Min 8 Max 12 Instructor: Owen Scott Shirwo, see “Beginning Phtography” for instructor bio.

Striving for Excellence

Tue, 5/1 & 5/8 7:00-9:00pm Finley/Manzanita Rm $55 (S.R. Resident $45) #62483

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Tue, 7/10 & 7/17 7:00-9:00pm Finley/Maple Rm $55 (S.R. Resident $45) #62484 Spring/Summer 2012

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Youth/Teen Special Interest

TEEN BAbysitting (Age 12-15) 2 Days

Do you want to earn money babysitting? Or just want to learn about taking care of babies and younger children? In this two day class you will learn about how to set up your babysitting jobs like a real business. Practice baby care with life-like newborn dolls. Learn how to diaper, bathe and dress infants. Be prepared for any emergency. You will learn infant and child CPR and safety. Upon successful completion you will receive a CPR card through the American Heart Association and a babysitters certificate from The HealthSource at KidSake that you can show potential employers. This program is offered in partnership with The HealthSource at KidSake. There will be a $20 materials fee due at the first class for an informative book that you keep, a CPR barrier device, CPR card and certificate. CASH ONLY PLEASE. An optional babysitters kit will be available to purchase in class for $20. PLease bring a sack lunch and snack. We provide filtered water. www.thehealthsourceatkidsake.com Min 10 Max 30 Instructor: The HealthSource at KidSake (546-4656) 9:30-2:30pm $88 (S.R. Resident $78) *The HealthSource at KidSake 2999 Cleveland Ave., Suite C

(Across the street from Wells Fargo Bank)

Mon, Tue, 3/19 & 3/20 #62443 Mon, Tue, 6/18 & 6/19 #62439

**For safety reasons, parents are required to sign in & out when dropping off and picking up their children. Any parent or guardian arriving late for pick-up will be charged a late fee in 15 minute increments $15 for 15 minutes late, $30 for 30 minutes late, etc.

Mon, Tue, *7/23 & *7/24 (*Time: 1:00pm-6:00pm) #62441

Sat, 6/16 1:00-5:00pm Finley/Willow Rm $54 (S.R. Resident $44) #62390

Tue, Wed, 8/7 & 8/8 #62442

natural A’s (Age 10-17) 1 Day

Any student can significantly enhance grades, self-confidence, and chances for scholarships and college admissions – by performing academic skills in alignment with the brain’s natural patterns. This makes note-taking, reading, studying, memorizing and test-taking amazingly efficient. Also discover simple methods for understanding math and other subjects, optimizing focus and concentration, and preventing test anxiety. Students describe this class as “necessary” and “easy to understand.” Parents may register and participate with their children. A material fee of $30 will be due the instructor at the workshop. Min 10 Max 15 Instructor: Curtis Adney, MS., J.D., graduated at the top of his college class with a 4.0 GPA, has a Juris Doctor degree from BYU, and conducts numerous academic success seminars throughout the Western U.S.

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You were born to make a unique contribution to humanity. Progressing toward this purpose brings joy and abundance. Straying from this path causes stress and emptiness. To accomplish this purpose, one of the 33 Natural Talents is wired into your DNA. It is so subtle, you rarely notice it; yet so powerful, it’s the source of your highest potential. Expressing your Natural Talent ignites passion, relentlessly pursuing it evolves into your destiny. Elvis, Oprah and Einstein were all just “doing what came naturally.” Discover your Natural Talent, how to apply it to all aspects of life, and why it is the source of everything you desire. A materials fee of $30 will be due to the instructor at the workshop. Min 10 Max 18 Instructor: Curtis Adney, MS, JD, has a Juris Doctor degree from Brigham Young University, and teaches at Fresno State. He is a career consultant, and author of a forthcoming book: Pinpoint Your Destiny. Sat, 3/24 1:00-5:00pm Finley/Willow Rm $54 (S.R. Resident $44) #62387

Wed, Thu, 7/11 & 7/12 #62440

Sat, 3/24 9:00-12:00pm Finley/Willow Rm $48 (S.R. Resident $38) #62385

What Were You Born to Do? (Age 16+) 1 Day

Sat, 6/16 9:00-12:00pm Finley/Willow Rm $48 (S.R. Resident $38) #62386

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For Introduction to Table Tennis, please see page 18.


Youth/Teen Special Interest

STREETWISE AND BODY SAfe A Self-Defense Workshop For Individuals and Families (Age 14+) 1 Day

Survival training at its’ best. This powerful, fast moving workshop is based on Dr. Fein’s new book, Breaking The Intimidation Game-The Art of SelfDefense. Learn how to prevent and counter an assault. Learn streetwise strategies and the physical and psychological intimidation skills to keep attackers away. You will participate in active drills and role-playing, and practice simple, effective physical self-defense skills. Tear gas/pepper spray available and. Dr. Fein’s new book, Breaking the Intimidation Game - The Art of Self-Defense will be available in class. Min 8 Max 25 Instructor: Judith Fein, Ph.D., Director of EVOLVE Institute of Violence Prevention is a nationally-respected, self-defense expert, black belt in Korean karate and author of 4 books on self-defense. Dr. Fein conducts the self-defense programs at City College of San Francisco and San Francisco State University. Thu, 3/15 6:00-9:00pm Steele Lane/Rm 6 $43 (S.R. Resident $33) #62394

Street Wise and Body Safe

Thu, 5/10 6:00-9:00pm Steele Lane/Rm 6 $43 (S.R. Resident $33) #62395

Tue, 6/12 6:00-9:00pm Finley/Cypress Rm $43 (S.R. Resident $33) #62398

SELF-DEFENSE in honor of MOTHERS & DAUGHTERS (Age 10+) 1 Day

As mothers and daughters, we can be strong, safe, and happy. This fun class will teach you powerful and effective physical, verbal and psychological techniques that have been used successfully in real life situations. The class includes success stories, assertiveness training, information and discussions. Related topics are addressed on an age-appropriate level for the younger students. Students of all ages report feeling more confident after taking this class. Lunch break during class, please bring water and a bag lunch. Fathers and sons welcome too! Min 8 Max 20 Instructor: Jade de la Cruz, MACP, has been teaching women’s self-defense for 18 years. Se habla español. Sat, 3/10 10:00-2:00pm Finley/Willow Rm $49 (S.R. Resident $39) #62396

Sat, 5/5 10:00-2:00pm Finley/Willow Rm $49 (S.R. Resident $39) #62397

Mother & Daughter’s Self Defense

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For Jiu Jitsu, please see page 17.

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Youth/Teen Outdoor Activity

RECREATIONAL TREE CLIMBING (Ages 9-13 & 14-16) 1 Day

Explore and experience the canopy of Finley Park's beautiful Valley Oak trees! Using special rope systems and harnesses unique to tree climbing, participants will climb our ropes at their own pace in a relaxed atmosphere. Sit on limbs, "limb walk," and swing about in the tree to gain a different perspective through this arboreal adventure. Everyone will have an opportunity to choose a personal level of challenge - encouraging health and personal growth while having fun. Please wear pants or long shorts, tie back long hair, and bring a water bottle. PLEASE NOTE: All climbers must have a waiver signed by both the climber AND parent before they can participate. If listed sessions fill, we will open additional session times/dates - please ask to be placed on the waiting list. Questions? Email: info@treeclimbs.com Phone: (415) 874-5504. Min 5 Max 6 Instructor: Sam "Oak" Johnson is an experienced tree climber and teambuilding / challenge course facilitator. He offers tall-tree guided climbs and 20-hour instructional courses through his business "Out on a Limb Tree Climbing." He also serves on the board for the Global Organization of Tree Climbers. Finley (Oak tree near tennis courts) $40 (S.R. Resident $30) Age 9-13 Sat, 4/28 12:00-2:30pm #61208

Age 9-13 Sat, 4/7 12:00-2:30pm #62857

Age 9-13 Sat, 5/19 12:00-2:30pm #61210

Age 9-13 Sat, 6/9 12:00-2:30pm #61211

Age 14-16 Sat, 4/28 3:00-5:30pm #61209

Age 9-13 Sat, 4/7 3:00-5:30pm #62859

Age 9-13 Sat, 5/19 3:00-5:30pm #62860

Age 14-16 Sat, 6/9 3:00-5:30pm #62861

youth HORSE RIDING CLASS - cloverleaf Ranch (Age 7-17) 1 Day

Just Hanging Out!

New!

This class is designed to provide riders a holistic approach to horsemanship. The class includes ground work and riding skills. Communication with the horse will be emphasized and riders will learn how to utilize the appropriate aids on the ground as well as while riding. One trail ride will be included depending on riders’ riding level and weather. This class will give you all the necessary skills… great for first time riders or those working towards developing their current skills. Students must wear socks and long pant (jeans.) We recommend bringing your own helmets/boots to ensure an ideal fit or Cloverleaf Ranch can provide use of boots and helmets with no additional charge. Riders are required to wear a helmet (bike helmets are not sufficient). Max weight is 210 lbs. Our covered arena ensures that we can ride rain or shine. Participant must have a release form signed by a parent/guardian to participate. Please contact Cloverleaf Ranch at (707) 545-5906 to request the form. Min 4 Max 8 Instructor: Tammy Stephens, Cloverleaf Ranch Staff 12:30-2:00pm Cloverleaf Ranch – 3892 Old Redwood Highway, Santa Rosa 95403 $60 (S.R. Resident $50)

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Session 3: sat, 4/21 #62494

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Youth/Teen Safety Education

WILDERNESS FIRST AID (Age 12+) 1 Day

No one sets off on an outdoor adventure expecting a medical problem to occur. However, a potentially hostile environment and lack of facilities can quickly cause a routine situation to escalate into a real medical emergency. There is no substitute for preparedness. Everyone venturing into the wilds should have an understanding of basic first aid and wilderness rescue. Do you know how to handle a sprained ankle or how to properly splint a broken bone? Would you know what to do if a camper fell into a fire? Do you know what percentage of rattlesnake bites are dry bites (no venom), and how to tell the difference? If not, this informative, interactive, and fun workshop is perfect for the experienced backpacker as well as family day hikers. Note: Standard First Aid is required as a prerequisite. Min 8 Max 20 Instructor: Eric Peterson is a certified instructor through the American Safety and Health Institute, EMS Safety Services, American Red Cross, and Life Support Network. Eric is passionate about preparing individuals and companies for life-threatening emergencies, and his teaching style is fun, informative and hands-on. Thu, 4/5 6:00-9:00pm Steele Lane/Rm 6 $48 (S.R. Resident $38) #62389

Wilderness First Aid

CPR & FIRST AID (Age 12+) 1 Day

Did you know that the brain starts to die in just 4-6 minutes after the heart stops beating? If CPR is not performed properly within that time, the victim will die. Do you know what to do if your husband stops breathing, your child chokes on a piece of meat, your neighbor gets cut by a table saw, a relative has a diabetic emergency, a co-worker has a seizure? These are all accidents that happen everyday. How would you feel if you were unable to intervene properly to save the life of a friend or loved one? Don’t let this happen to you. Take this fun, hands-on class and be prepared in the event of a life-threatening emergency. Participants will receive two-year infant, child and adult certifications in both CPR and First Aid. Min 8 Max 24 Instructor: Eric Peterson is a certified instructor through the American Safety and Health Institute, EMS Safety Services, American Red Cross, and Life Support Network. Eric is passionate about preparing individuals and companies for life-threatening emergencies, and his teaching style is fun, informative and hands-on. Tue, 3/6 6:00-10:00pm Steele Lane/ Rm6 $73 (S.R. Resident $63) #61303

Wed, 5/2 6:00-10:00pm Finley/Manzanita Rm $73 (S.R. Resident $63) #61304

Wed, 8/1 6:00-10:00pm B.V. Sr. Center/Rm 18 A/B $73 (S.R. Resident $63) #61338

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Especially for Teens!

Chop’s Teen Club is a multi-use teen recreation facility that includes a teaching kitchen, tech lounge, gym, climbing wall, art studio, nightclub, café and recording studio. Located in the Railroad Square area, Chop’s is located near public transportation and within walking distance of downtown. Chop’s membership is open to Santa Rosa teens in 7th -12th grades and costs a minimum of $1.00 per year to join. We encourage families who can afford more to pay a fee they feel is suitable. Members can either come to Chop’s for casual drop-in activities, or they can register to participate in interest based workshops and classes.

sports & fitness Rock wall Every Friday there will be new challenges to conquer on Chop's indoor rock wall. Our certified belayer will guide you up our new and improved routes. And if you're not ready, wear a harness and scramble up the wall. We have new bouldering games that will test your skills while you are still near enough to reach out and touch the ground. Fee: FREE 4-6pm, Fri, 1/6-4/27 Rock ‘N Hoops Join Chop's and Chico Averbuck, NCBA Head Coach and Cleveland Cavalier Recruiter for some Rock ‘N Hoops! Teams will be formed and score will be kept in a pool play tournament bracket format. Fee: FREE 4-6pm, Sat, 1/7-4/28 Indoor Soccer Teams will be organized and they will compete in a tournament style play. All levels welcome. Fee: FREE 4-6pm, Wed, 1/4 – 4/25 Obstacle Course Ever tried to watch Wipe Out, Fear Factor, and The Great Race all at the same time? We can't watch them at the same time, but we can do them! Join us on the first Saturday of every month and compete in our rotating obstacle course. There will be new challenges and new PRIZES each month. Fee: Free 2-4pm, 1st Saturday of each month, 1/7, 2/4, 3/3, 4/7

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Barista

Get Your Canvas Wet!

Barista Basics

Clay and Pottery

Session 1: 4-6pm, Tues, 1/3 - Thur, 1/12 (Must register by 12/30)

Splash some color and make a painting! Join Chop’s skilled art instructor and learn basic techniques in painting, application, tools, color theory, and more. Sign up for several or come on a drop-in basis. Fee: FREE 4-6pm, Fri, 1/6–4/27

Join us and have fun learning basic to intermediate techniques in wheel throwing, hand building, and glazing! Onsite-kiln and twowheels available. Join up for several or come on a drop-in basis. Fee: FREE 3-7pm, Wed, 1/4–4/25

Sewing/Collage/Junk Art and More!

Get creative with everything and anything! Learn to use our sewing machine, discover the satisfaction of collage or deconstruct to recreate! Machines and materials included. Join for several workshops or come on a drop-in basis. Fee: $20.00 4-6pm, Tu, 1/3–4/24

Welding 101

Learn the basics of welding in this three day class. Practice your beads, get focused, and maybe create a smokin' steel sculpture. Limited space available for first 5 only! Fee: $60.00 12-3pm, Sat, 1/14–1/28

Workshops include how to get a barista job, great customer service skills, steaming, frothing and preparing hot/cold drinks. Each participant will receive a training manual, recipe guide and certificate of completion after passing the Barista Basics Test. Fee: $40.00 (Sessions include 4 classes)

Session 2: 4-6pm, Tue, 1/17 - Thur, 1/26 (Must register by 1/13) Session 3: 4-6pm, Tues, 2/7- Thur, 2/16 (Must register by 2/3) Session 4: 4-6pm, Tues, 3/6- Thur, 3/15 (Must register by 3/2) Session 5: 4-6pm, Tues, 3/20 – Thur, 3/29 (Must register by 3/16) Session 6: 4-6pm, Tues, 4/3 – Thur, 4/12 (Must register by 3/30) Session 7: 4-6pm, Tues, 4/17 – Thur, 4/26 (Must register by 4/13) For Barista Program information call Connie Aldrich at 284-2467 x26

music & recording Chop's Rock Band Coaching

For Art Studio information call Emily Pugh at 284-2467 x23

To sign-up for workshops, please register in person at Chop’s Teen Club, 509 Adams Street, Santa Rosa. For more information call Melissa Stewart, Program and Events Director 284-2467 x17 Email: melissac@chopsonline.com Check out Chop’s Teen Club website for the full calendar of events and more information www.chopsonline.com

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This program provides young musicians private rehearsal time and coaching in Chop’s recording studio. Chop’s music instructor, Brodie Cumming, will help guide each band through the “band experience” including: rehearsing, writing, recording, and performing. Instruments and amplification will be provided. Fee: $56.00 (7 Week Session) Session 1: 4- 5pm, Fri, 1/6-2/17 Session 2: 4- 5pm, Fri, 2/24-4/6

Beginning Jam

Join us every Tuesday for open jam sessions and create original music instantly! All are welcome to participate regardless of musical ability. Beginning students can receive instruction on guitar, bass, keyboards, vocals and drums. Instruments and amplification will be provided. Fee: FREE 3-7pm, Tues, 1/3–4/24


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Night Club 509 Events

Warm & Toasty Comfort Foods Fee: $15.00 French Onion Soup with Croutons: 4 - 6pm, Fri, 1/6, (Must register by 1/2) Chili with Cheese Muffins: 4 - 6pm, Fri, 1/13 (Must register by 1/9) Tacos with Tortillas: 4 - 6pm, Fri, 1/20 (Must register by 1/16) Homemade Mac & Cheese: 4 - 6pm, Fri, 1/27 (Must register by 11/23)

Open Mic Night

Join our own stand-up comedian KC Chandara on the last Saturday of January and March to share your talents. Share 5-10 minutes of music, poetry, stand-up comedy, improve, a scene from a movie, break dancing and more! Fee: Free 7-10pm, Sat, 1/28 and 3/3

7-Ten Dance

Fee: $15.00 Chocolate Pudding Cake: 4 - 6pm, Fri, 2/3 (Must register by 1/30) "Red Hots" Brownies: 4 - 6pm, Fri, 2/10, (Must register by 2/6) Lemonade Cookies: 4 - 6pm, Fri, 2/17 (Must register by 2/13)

Join DJ Dax for a dance especially for 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th graders on the first Friday of each month! Bring your friends to Club 509's latest and greatest dance event! Photo or Chop’s ID required! Fee: Member: $7.00. Non-member: $10.00 (pay at the door) 7-10pm, 1st Friday of every month, 1/6, 2/3, 3/2 and 4/6

Individual One Dish Meals

Social Dance for Teens

Baking from the Heart

Fee: $15.00 Stir Fry: 4 - 6pm, Fri, 3/2, (Must register by 2/27) Chicken Pot Pies: 4 - 6pm, Fri, 3/9 (Must register by 3/5) Green Pork Enchiladas: 4 - 6pm, Fri, 3/16 (Must register by 3/12) Pad Thai: 4 - 6pm, Fri, 3/23 (Must register by 3/19)

Rolling in Dough & Noodles Fee: $15.00 Vietnamese Spring Rolls: 4 - 6pm, Fri, 4/6, (Must register by 4/2) Asian Noodle Salad: 4 - 6pm, Fri, 4/13, (Must register by 4/9) Pizza Party: 4 - 6pm, Fri, 4/20 (Must register by 4/16)

For Culinary Program information call Connie Aldrich at 284-2467 x26

Spring Break at Chop’s

March 19-23 Come by for tons of fun activities, including XBOX, Wii, outdoor games, scavenger hunts, eating contests & more! Plus a FREE BBQ on Saturday. Fee: FREE 12-7pm Mon-Fri, / 12-10pm Fri and Sat.

Spring Variety Showcase

Friday, April 27 / 5-7pm Join us to celebrate with Chop’s teen members. We will showcase their stories and their accomplishments in music, dance, comedy, art & more. You will be entertained while experiencing the Chop’s Teen Club mission in action. Appetizers will be served by the Teen Catering Crew!

For 7th - 12th Graders! Join the Nordquist Junior Dance Instructors on the 2nd Saturday of each month for a social dance lesson. Then practice your dancing skills under the Chop’s Night Club lights. Dance types include: Swing, Waltz, Cha-Cha, Rhumba, Tango, Salsa, and Night Club Two-Step. Photo or Chop’s ID required. Fee: Member: $7.00. Non-member: $10.00 (pay at the door) 7-10pm, 2nd Saturday of every month, 1/14, 2/11, 3/10, and 4/14

3rd Friday Middle School Dance

For 7th and 8th Graders ONLY! Join DJ Dax to dance the night away every 3rd Friday at Santa Rosa's premier night club for teens. Join your friends at Chop's monthly middle school dance. Check out www.chopsonline.com for the theme of the month! Valid middle school or Chop’s ID required. Fee: Member: $7.00. Non-member: $10.00 (pay at the door) 7:00-10:00pm, 3rd Friday of every month, 1/20, 2/17, 3/16, and 4/20

Cinema Saturdays

Join us to watch movies of your choice on the big screen in Club 509! This is a great chance for middle schoolers to stay after 7:00pm. The café will be open for tasty treats, including popcorn sandwiches and drinks. P.S. Bring a friend and get a FREE soda! Fee: FREE 7-9:30pm, Select Saturdays, 1/7, 1/21, 2/4, 2/18, 3/3, 3/24, 4/7, 4/28

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special interest Beginning Computer Science

This class covers basic tools and programs to troubleshoot computer problems. It is handson and provides individual instruction. Fee: $7.00 (covers used parts for the computers) 4-5pm, Wed, 1/4-4/25

Tutoring and Homework Help

Tutors will help students gain a better understanding of key concepts to increase confidence, with the goal of accurately completing homework and improving grades. Fee: Free 3:30-5:30pm, Tu and Thurs, 1/10-4/26

Interact Club

Join the Chop's Interact club (sponsored by the Santa Rosa Rotary West), on the 4th Friday of each month. Develop leadership skills while helping others. Interact experience is a great resume builder and can help you get into college. Fee: Free 4-5pm, 4th Friday of each month, 1/27-5/25

Chop’s Guy’s Group

The Guy's Group is all about having fun, making friends and figuring out what it means to be a man. We will organize community service projects, talk about issues that affect our lives and as always, have a ton of fun, including: games, sports, field trips, rock wall climbing, and obstacle courses. Fee: Free 4-6pm, Thurs, 1/5–4/26

Teen Girl’s Group

Join the Chop's Teen Girl's Group for tons of fun this Spring! We will be going on field trips, doing art projects, gossiping about girl stuff and doing fun activities and projects. This is a safe and awesome place just for girl time. Fee: Free 4-6pm, Thurs, 1/5–4/26

LAN Parties

Bring your own computer or use one of ours for a fun gaming party on the 3rd Saturday of the month. We’ll have pizza, soda, and a chance to win tournament prizes! Fee: $10.00 6-10pm, 3rd Saturday of each month, 1/21, 2/18, 3/17 and 4/21

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Spring Break Camps Wa-Tam Spring Camp 2012 (Ages 6-11)

Come join the Wa-Tam bunch for a week at Spring Camp! We invite children between the ages of 6 and 12 to join us for this special week of old fashioned fun in the great outdoors! Activities will include Wa-Tam traditions like canoeing on Lake Ralphine, archery, crafts and nature, projects and special guests. Tuesday we will bus over to Finley swim center for a day of swimming. On Wednesday we will enjoy a visit from Wildlife Associates as Ranger Steve brings his awesome animal show to town! On Friday, campers will get to practice their outdoor cooking skills when we barbecue lunch over an open fire. Parents are encouraged to attend our Friday afternoon presentation complete with songs and skits! Min 30 Max 75 Mon-Fri, 3/19-3/23 8:00am - 3:00pm* Extended Hours: 3:00 - 5:15pm $170 (S.R. Resident $160) #60761 *Optional extended hours to 5:15pm. Extended Hours Fee is an additional $50. Extended Hours Barcode: #60762

SPRING BREAK CAMP VERTICAL (Ages 7-14) 1 Week

Spring Break is the perfect time for Camp Vertical. Kids learn climbing techniques, knots and safety skills with plenty of time for climbing fun and games on Vertex’s 35’ high walls. Equipment and Vertex T-shirt included. Min 6 Max 15 Instructors: Vertex Staff Mon-Fri, 3/19-3/23 9:00am-12:00pm Vertex Climbing Center, 3358A Coffey Lane $160 (S.R. Resident $150) #62467 Vertex Climbing Center is a charter member of the U.S. Climbing Gym Association.

SPRING GYMNASTICS CAMP (Ages 5-14) 1 Week

This gymnastic camp is guaranteed to be fun with lots of flipping, jumping, swinging, and climbing. Child must bring a lunch and something to drink. Each afternoon will be a different activity filled with tumbling, movie day, crafts, game day, water day (summer only) and rock climbing. All of our instructors have CPR and First Aid training. Release forms must be completed for each child by a parent/guardian before attending lessons. Release forms provided at SR Gymnastics. Min 6 Max 20 Mon-Fri, 3/19-3/23 8:30am - 3:30pm Santa Rosa Gymnastics Center $195 (S.R. Resident $185) #62118

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Note: If your child is signed up for the morning and afternoon camps during the week, there is no childcare between 11:00-12:00pm.

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Spring Break Camps

SPRING BREAK ENGINEERING CAMP (5 Days) Play-Well TEKnologies “Teaching Engineering to Kids” presents…Engineering Camp. Campers will be given instruction, design challenges and competition appropriate to their facility with LEGO™ Technic and System components. This is an opportunity to build that really great project with guidance and assistance from our highly qualified staff. Returning students will work on new projects. This camp is not affiliated with the LEGO® Trademark. Min 10 Max 24 Instructors: PlayWell-TEKnologies staff PRE-ENGINEERING (Age 5-6)

Create, play, and learn. Build a town, city or star base with houses, buildings, pyramids, bridges, tunnels, towers and more. Build motorized cars, buses and trucks; race them; crash them; repair them. Explore the many possibilities of LEGO™ building systems while learning useful construction techniques. Mon-Fri, 3/19-3/23 8:30-11:00am Proctor Terrace, 1711 Bryden Lane Multi-Purpose Room $137 (S.R. Resident $127) #62558

ENGINEERING FUNDAMENTALs (Ages 7-11)

Design and build motorized machines, catapults, pyramids, cars, bridges, buildings and other constructions. Explore concepts in engineering and science while playing with your favorite constructions in this hands-on and minds-on class. Mon-Fri, 3/19-3/23 12:00-3:00pm Proctor Terrace, 1711 Bryden Lane Multi-Purpose Room $160 (S.R. Resident $150) #62559

For Summer Engineering Camps see page 60. A “Green” Winner!

SPRING BREAK ART CAMP! (Age 7-12) 5 Days

Wow, it’s a whole week of art and crafts! Spring is the time for new crafts, new colors and new friends. Get creative with mosaics, paper mache`, drawing and painting, pastels…and more! All materials are included. Please bring a sack lunch. Min 9 Max 12 Instructor: Kathryn Cerasoli, degree in Fine Arts and teaching youth since 1973 Mon-Fri, 3/19-3/23 9:00-4:00pm Finley/Willow Rm $287 (S.R. Resident $277) #60789

For Summer Art Camps, see page 33. Spring Art Camp

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Spring Drama Programs Santa Rosa’s Children’s Theater presents

The Big Show

TALES FROM FAR, FAR AWAY

April 18, 7:00pm Procter Terrace School – Multi-Purpose Room 1711 Bryden Lane DRAMA (Grades 1-6) 8 Weeks There’s nothing much more entertaining for the young at heart than beloved fairytale characters involved in outrageous and humorous adventures. If your children have enjoyed the Shrek movies, they’ll love this opportunity to practice developing their character acting as SRCT weaves together some of the most fun and interesting threads from the land of Far Far Away. Even if they haven’t watched the movies, they’re sure to enjoy this good-humored modern spin on fairytale figures they know like famous princes and princesses, the three little pigs, the gingerbread boy, Pinocchio, Puss in Boots, the talking donkey, and of course, the beloved ogre family. It’ll be a jolly good time for all involved! Min 20 Max 30 Instructors: Bridget Palmer & Raymond Skipp 6-12 yrs Wed, 2/22-4/18 *No class 3/21 3:30-4:30pm Dress Rehearsal: 4/18, 3:30-5:00pm Performance: 4/18 at 7:00 pm Proctor Terrace School, 1711 Bryden Lane $115 (S.R. Resident $105) #62592

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Bridget Palmer

SRCT Director’s Note for Spring 2012

Santa Rosa Children’s Theater is flourishing, bringing all the life lessons acting offers like personal accountability, awareness, concentration, imagination, and courage to more children than ever across the county. Who knew practicing to be a high functioning human could be so much fun?! This session I am thrilled to announce that I am purchasing a portable sound system to bring to schools where our program does not have access to microphones. My hope is that the sound system will take some pressure off of everyone and give the audience the best possible chance of hearing everything that’s said on stage. And just maybe, when the children hear how loud their amplified voices can be, they’ll get more interested in speaking loudly! We’ve got more exciting performance opportunities lined up for Spring and Summer 2012. Children ages 6-12 can act in plays inspired by the funny characters in the Shrek movies. In our Wednesday after-school class, the younger children will get to participate in acting games and have responsibility to memorize just a few lines, while the older children will focus pretty exclusively on the rehearsal process. The Saturday morning class, Ensemble Theater, provides children as young as age 7 who are ready for more responsibility, to join in the story as main characters. For Tiny Tots who like to monkey around, we’ll be putting on The Jungle Book this Spring! If you have questions, please email me at bridget@artoflivinginstitute.org.

For SRCT Summer classes, see pges 54-56.

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Warmly, Bridget Palmer Director, Santa Rosa Children’s Theater


Saturday Conservatory TINY TOTS THEATER The Jungle Book (Ages 4-6) 8 Weeks

Join us for an exciting adventure into the world of animals and their relationships! This session the children will have the opportunity to bring to life beloved characters like Mogli, Bagheera, and Baloo, not to mention all of those madcap monkeys! Tiny Tots classes are a fun way for young children to grow their skills in imagination, cooperation, sequential memory, courage, and physical coordination. Tiny Tots classes usually fill up very quickly, so don’t delay if you want to reserve a spot for your child. Costumes provided. Min 12 Max 16 Instructor: Bridget Palmer 4-6 yrs Sat, 2/25-4/21 *No Class 3/24 9:00-10:00am Performance: 4/21 at 9:15am Bennett Valley Senior Center, 704 Bennett Valley Road California Room $115 (S.R. Resident $105) #62593

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Spring Drama Programs ENSEMBLE THEATER Tales from Far, Far Away (Ages 7-12) 7 Weeks

This class provides all participants with the opportunity to play one of the main roles in Tales from Far, Far Away. Ensemble Theater participants are cast according to their current level of experience and skill, no matter what their age, and are expected to grow their skills in creativity and cooperation with a reasonable amount of self-discipline. Children will be expected to memorize their lines. Costumes & sets provided. Min 10 Max 14 Instructor: Bridget Palmer 7-12 yrs Sat, 2/25-4/14 *No Class 3/24 10:15-11:45am Performance: 4/14 at 11:15am Bennett Valley Senior Center, 704 Bennett Valley Road California Room $115 (S.R. Resident $105) #62594

“Check out these testimonials for this “award winning” program....” “Singing, danci e. ng, set design perienc x e , music n A ll fantastic!” fu ng. i o e g v i t i s s e k i l “Po ~ Youth from ughter uilder Drama Camp My da lf-esteem b ont e r f s n Good lking i ctice ta a r p d an “Great class. She was so happy wd.” Class of a cro at Tiny Tots when we dropped her off and picked y nt get over m e ~ Pare ance m s lp e h her up each day.” “It perform ” t. h ig fr p e ~ Parent at Drama Camp stag Cam om Drama performance ~ Child fr

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Summer Performing Arts Santa Rosa’s Children’s Theater presents

The 2012 Summer Season SRCT Director’s Note for Summer 2012 Bridget Palmer

Summertime gives children a great opportunity to try out something new or explore a favorite subject in more depth. I’m really proud that since founding the Drama Camp program for the Recreation & Parks Department in 2004, the programs have continued to grow and develop in popularity year after year. We have many children who look forward to drama camp all year long, and frankly, so do I! These drama camps are a rich and unique program in Sonoma County because our structure includes lots of time for the children to interact and play together, in addition to preparing for the performance, and our partnership with the Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks Department and local schools enables us to offer the programs to families as one of the most affordable two weeklong summer activity options. If you’d like your child to join us, be sure to sign up early because the camps fill up quickly. Likewise, we are only able to offer two sessions of the Tiny Tots Theater Program for 4-6 year olds during the summer, so register early if you want your child to participate. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me. Warmly, Bridget Palmer Director, Santa Rosa Children’s Theater bridget@artoflivinginstitute.org

For SRCT Spring classes, see pages 52 & 53.

Harry Potter

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Summer Performing Arts DRAMA CAMPS 2012 (2 Week Day Camps) AN EXCITING TWO WEEK PERFORMING ARTS IMMERSION EXPERIENCE!

Santa Rosa Children’s Theater drama camps are a perfect summer camp learning experience for young performers. We have roles for everyone from brand new to experienced actors. Activities include group games, theater improvisation, rehearsals, and instruction in acting, singing, and dancing (with ample time for breaks on the playground between activities.) Participants make friends, learn new skills, and share their talents in a fabulous show of scenes from children’s stories and musicals. Drama camp provides children with opportunities to shine they will treasure for a lifetime!

DRAMA CAMP SESSION I

In Drama Camp Session One, we’re planning a show highlighting scenes from A Little Princess, The Wizard of Oz, The Phantom Toll Booth, Tales from Far, Far Away (inspired by the Shrek movies), “I’d Do Anything” from Oliver, and “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile” from Annie. Children should bring a sack lunch and morning snack. Afternoon snacks will be provided. Costumes and sets will be provided. Min 20 Max 36 Instructors: Bridget Palmer, Caroline Lomba, & Tim Kniffin (2 Weeks) 7-13 M-F 6/11-6/22, and Sat, 6/23 9:00 am-3:00 pm Performance: 6/23 at 2:00 pm Biella Elementary, 2140 Jennings Ave $370 (S.R. Resident $360) #62597

"This class was great. Emma had a wonderful time." ~ Parent at Drama Camp performance.

"I liked that we had to try out, but we would get a part no matter what." ~ Child from Drama Camp

DRAMA CAMP SESSION II

In Drama Camp Session Two, we’re planning a show highlighting scenes from Charlie & The Chocolate Factory, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, “Circle of Life” from The Lion King, and “Under the Sea” from The Little Mermaid. Children should bring a sack lunch and morning snack. Afternoon snacks will be provided. Costumes and sets will be provided. Min 16 Max 24 Instructors: Bridget Palmer and Caroline Lomba (2 weeks) 7-13 M-F 7/9-7/20, and Sat, 7/21 9:00 am-3:00 pm Performance: 7/21 at 2:00 pm School location TBA $370 (S.R. Resident $360) #62598

Instructors: Bridget Palmer, Caroline Lomba, & Tim Kniffin grew up in Santa Rosa acting in local productions. Bridget pursued graduate studies in directing at UCB. She directs Santa Rosa Children’s Theater and performs with 6th Street Improv. Caroline has extensive experience in ballet, modern, and jazz. Tim is a member of the Actor’s Equity Union, holds an MFA in Acting from SMU, and frequently performs in local productions at The 6th Street Playhouse, Cinnabar Theater, & The Sonoma County Repertory Theater Company.

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Summer Performing Arts TINY TOTS THEATER A SUMMER OF MAGICAL ADVENTURES (4 Days)

These classes offer very young children the magical opportunity to pretend that they are some of their favorite characters having adventures. Using music, poetry, costumes, and their imaginations, children play out events from stories and then form them into a “show� for parents. The emphasis in these classes is always on the enjoyment of the participants, so we put together a production in which each child gets to play a character they like. Costumes and sets provided. Min 12 Max 16 Instructor: Bridget Palmer 4-6 yrs Strawberry Elementary, 2311 Horseshoe Drive, Multi-purpose Room Fee: $75 (S. R. Resident $65)

Session I

Session II

The Wizard of Oz Mon-Thu, 6/25-6/28 9:00-10:00 am Performance 9:15am on 6/28 #62595

Alice In Wonderland Mon-Thu, 7/23-7/26 9:00-10:00 am Performance 9:15am on 7/26 #62596

D & E Dance Company Fun Adult Dance Classes Featuring:

Ballroom - Swing - Country - Latin Experience the thrill of partner dancing! Singles & Couples Welcome! E-mail: EverReadyDancer@gmail.com

(707) 523-4336

Windsor Dance Academy Ballet Hip-Hop Jazz Acrobatics

*Ages 3 Thru Adult* New !!!

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The Evolution of Dance & Fitness

Adult exercise to challenge your Mind & Body www.WindsorDanceAcademy.com * * (707) 578-3217

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Alice in Wonderland For SRCT Spring classes, see page 52 & 53.


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Summer Camps camp tiny tots (Ages 3-5) 4 Days Camp Tiny Tots is our summer program for children ages 3, 4 & 5, consisting of crafts, swimming on Wednesdays and outdoor games. Emphasis is on socialization and fun. Snack is included. Children must be toilet-trained. Min 10 Max 15 Instructor: Tiny Tot Staff 3 - 5 yrs Mon through Thu 9:00am-11:30am Finley Community Center, Madrone Room $85 (S.R. Resident $75)

Barcode For our Tiny Tots Program schedules, please see pages 26 & 27.

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PRESCHOOL SUMMER OLYMPICS CAMP (Age 3-4) 6 Dates

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Hawaiian Beach Adventure Jungle Safari Party Stars & Stripes

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A hands-on approach to summer Olympics lets the preschool students jump right in to the action, fun and festivities! We will learn about the colors of the Olympic rings, make friendship flags, march in our own opening ceremonies and everyone will be a Gold medal winner! This two-week camp will be full of crafts, games, music and of course lots of movement! All materials and a small snack are included. Children must be toilet-trained to attend. Min 8 Max 8 Instructor: Sandy Cavaliere, owner of Bizzy Bee Preschool Enrichment Program, has over 20 years experience teaching children of all ages, specializing in phonics and children’s literature. T/W/Th, 7/10-7/19 9:00-11:30am Finley/Maple Rm $102 (S.R. Resident $92) #61181 T/W/Th, 7/10-7/19 12:30-3:00pm Finley/Maple Rm $102 (S.R. Resident $92) #61183

Fun and Festivities in Preschool Camp!

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Summer Camps SOCK HOP DANCE CAMP (Age 5-8) 5Days

New!

“Twist and shout” everyday to lively 1950’s music! Your dancer will “doo run run” onto the dance floor and experience the excitement of tap, jazz and ballet combinations. Daily crafts and apparel themes will keep the fun alive! Instructors Ms. Jeran and Ms. Marilyn will instruct proper technique and skill building, increasing confidence and performance. Parents are invited to observe the camp creations at the end of the week. Register early, and sign up with a friend! Bring a snack and wear comfortable clothing, ballet shoes or light weight tennis shoes and tap shoes. “Blue Suede” shoes are also welcome! Min 14 Max 20 Instructors: Marilyn Jakowchik and Jeran Urrutia team teach to offer the best creative experience in dance. Their combined leadership in teaching children merit this camp to be the best of its kind! Both have over 20 yrs dance and teaching experience. Mon-Fri, 6/11-6/15 8:30-11:00am Finley/Live Oak Rm $130 (S.R. Resident $120) #62243

BEACH PARTY DANCE CAMP! (Age 5-8) 5 Days

Let’s turn up the heat this summer and dance all week long! Dancers explore cool music and cool movement in tap, jazz and ballet. Sunglasses and beach balls brighten up dance combinations that are taught throughout the week. Daily crafts and apparel themes keep the beach party alive! Ms. Jeran and Ms. Marilyn instruct proper dance technique and skill building while providing opportunities of play and imagination. Parents are invited to observe camps creations at the end of the week. So register early, tell a friend, and pack your beach bag for the best dance activity of your summer! Bring a snack and wear tap or ballet shoes or light-weight tennis shoes. Dress creatively (dance attire is optional) and details for theme day dress ideas are given on the first day of camp. Min 14 Max 20 Instructors: Marilyn Jakowchik and Jeran Urrutia team teach to offer the best creative experience in dance. Their combined leadership in teaching children merit this camp to be the best of its kind! Both have over 20 yrs dance and teaching experience. Mon-Fri, 7/30-8/3 8:30-11:00am Finley/Live Oak Rm $130 (S.R. Resident $120) #62250

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Summer Camps SUMMER SEWING CAMP FOR KIDS (Age 7-10) 5 Days

“Summer Camp” is fun and Sewing Camp is twice as fun! This program focuses on sewing clothing items and creating craft and jewelry projects. You will be introduced to step-by-step sewing techniques, Fashion Design Couture, pattern layout, pinning, cutting and draping. Camp projects include designing clothing with a choice of PJ bottoms, skirts, tops, pants or dresses (depending on skill level). Kids can also create their own unique projects, jewelry or craft. Meet new friends and have fun with sewing! Bring sewing fabric and snack. Materials: students are responsible for purchasing and prewashing their own cotton/ flannel fabrics. (PJ bottoms: 2.5 yds, skirts: 2 yds, tank top: 1.5 yds.) Contact Olga at orojkova@gmail.com (478-1676) with questions. Min 10 Max 12 Instructors: Olga Rozhkova, teaching sewing to children since 1984, fashion designer instructor for 8 years, B.A Degree in Fashion Design (Kirov, Russia), interior decorating owner since 2000. Creative fun in Sewing Camp!

“This camp was very good. My daughter just loved it!”

Mon-Fri, 6/11-6/15 9:00-12:00pm Finley/Willow Rm $275 (S.R. Resident $265) #62602

d5 kid’s culinary & nutrition CAMP (Age 6-9) 5 Days

New!

Kids will have such a great time they won’t realize how much basic nutrition they are learning while they cut and chop, braise and bake, stir and season! This program will give kids the knowledge they need to lead healthier lives. Is there a connection between the Earth’s health and your health? What’s a food shed? How much sleep do you need a night? How much exercise do you need a day and why? Your kids will come home and not only tell you everything they learned, but they’ll teach you how to sharpen knives and cook you dinner! Min 8 Max 12 Instructor: Patty James, Certified Natural Chef with a Master’s Degree in Holistic Nutrition, founded and directed the Patty James Cooking School and Nutrition Center. She co-authored “More Vegetables, Please.” For more information, visit www.directionfive.org. D5 Culinary Camp

Mon-Fri, 6/11-6/15 1:00-4:00pm Finley/Kitchen $230 (S.R. Resident $220) #62426

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Summer Engineering Camps

Note: If your child is signed up for the morning and afternoon camps during the week, there is no childcare between 11:00-12:00pm.

~ Summer 2012 ENGINEERING CAMPS ~ - LEGOtm Technic and System Components used to teach Engineering-

PlayWell-TEKnologies “Teaching Engineering to Kids” presents...Engineering Camps. Using LEGOtm Technic and System components, campers will be given instruction, design challenges and competitions appropriate to their facility location. This is an opportunity to build that really great project with guidance and assistance from our highly qualified staff. Returning students will work on new projects. These camps are not affiliated with the LEGOtm Group. Min 10 Max 24 Instructor: PlayWell-TEKnologies Staff

Biella School, 2150 Jennings Ave. Multi-Purpose Room Morning Camp $137 (S.R. Resident $127) Afternoon Camp $160 (S.R. Resident $150)

PRE-ENGINEERING (Ages 5-6) 5 Days Create, Play, and Learn. Build a town, city, or star base with houses, tunnels and other structures. Build motorized cars and other vehicles, race them; crash them; repair them. Explore the many possibilities of LEGO(tm) building systems while learning useful constructions techniques. Mon-Fri, 7/9-7/13 8:30-11:00am #62562 GREEN ENGINEERING (Ages 7-11) 5 Days Design and build machines powered by alternative energy sources. Race solar cars, build a wind-powered electrical generation facility, enter the human powered vehicle competition, and invent a machine powered by stored elastic strain energy. Instruction will be provided by staff, but familiarity with LEGO™ Technic is desirable. Mon-Fri, 7/9-7/13 12:00-3:00pm #62565

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PRE-ENGINEERING (Ages 5-6) 5 Days Create, Play, and Learn. Build a town, city, or star base with houses, tunnels and other structures. Build motorized cars and other vehicles, race them; crash them; repair them. Explore the many possibilities of LEGO(tm) building systems while learning useful constructions techniques. Mon-Fri, 6/25-6/29 8:30-11:00am #62560 ENGINEERING FUNDAMENTALS (Ages 7-11) 5 Days Design and build motorized machines, catapults, pyramids, cars, bridges, buildings and other constructions. Explore concepts in engineering and science while playing with your favorite constructions in this hands-on and minds-on class. Mon-Fri, 7/16-7/20 8:30-11:00am #62566 JUNKYARD CHALLENGE (Ages 8-12) 5 Days Build the fastest, strongest, lightest, most maneuverable, most durable, and coolest machines and structures to accomplish a variety of tasks. Teams will build trucks, bridges, elevators, bulldozers, conveyor belts, and other contraptions to overcome obstacles. Familiarity with the LEGO(tm) Technic building system is desirable and can be obtained by attending our FUNdamentals camp. Mon-Fri, 7/16-7/20 12:00-3:00pm #62563

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ENGINEERING FUNDAMENTALs (Ages 7-11) 5 Days Design and build motorized machines, catapults, pyramids, cars, bridges, buildings and other constructions. Explore concepts in engineering and science while playing with your favorite constructions in this hands-on and minds-on class. Mon-Fri, 6/25-6/29 12:00-3:00pm #62561 PRE-ENGINEERING (Ages 5-6) 5 Days Create, Play, and Learn. Build a town, city, or star base with houses, tunnels and other structures. Build motorized cars and other vehicles, race them; crash them; repair them. Explore the many possibilities of LEGO(tm) building systems while learning useful constructions techniques. Mon-Fri, 7/23-7/27 8:30-11:00am #62564 SPORTS BOTS (Ages 8-12) 5 Days We will design and build motorized remote controlled sports bots to compete in rousing games of soccer, hockey, basketball, football, quidditch, and bocce, among others. You may also invent your own sport. Instruction will be provided by staff, but familiarity with the LEGO™ Technic building system is desirable. Mon-Fri, 7/23-7/27 12:00-3:00pm #62567


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Summer Camps

Combine 3 great activities and what do you get? Incredible fun, great energy and learning that thrills!

SCIENCE…Awesome adventures await—construct experiments & sensational projects to take home & enjoy. ART…Take creative ideas and materials, sprinkle in a little science and you get masterpieces while learning valuable and fun art techniques. GAMES… Fun will be had by all with games and activities where the focus is on building teamwork and cooperation through play. STAFF: Camp Director, Mark Bradski, is a credentialed teacher and hands-on science specialist. Art, Games and Science instructors are local teachers and experts in their fields. Sign up early to get the week you want, OR sign up for more than one theme, each week is unique and filled with many new adventures! QUESTIONS: Mark Bradski (707) 793-2251 To Enroll: S.R. Recreation, Parks & Community Services (707) 543-3737 or www.kidscienceadventures.com When registering, please specify if your child would like to be in the same class rotation as a friend. Children are grouped by age, and attend science, art, and games classes each day.

Each week is unique...join the adventure! Ages: Grades 1– 7 (Fall grade level) Location: Elementary School, Rincon Valley TBA* Time: 9:30 am – 3:30 pm Camps and Registration Numbers: Chemical Reactions June 11-15 62428 Ready, Set, Fire! June 18-22 62429 Science Toys June 25-29 62430 Ready, Set, Fire II! July 9-13 62431 Food Science July 16-20 62432 Science Fest July 23-27 62433 Cost: $238 per week, $248 non S.R Resident All materials included. *For camp location, go to www.kidscienceadventures.com (after 1/30/12)

6 exciting weeks to choose from… Each week is unique! CH EM ICA L REACTIONS

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Summer Camps SUMMER SCULPTURE ART CAMP (Age 6-12) 4 Days

Summer Sculpture Art Camp

Three dimensional works will take on a rich and whimsical look in this all sculpture camp. A paper maché puppet will be one of our whimsical creations, painted and then decorated with fabric and trim. A small human creation will be made using plaster/webbing strips and then painted to take on the look of metal. Clay will be used to create an animal of your child’s choice. Bring a snack and sack lunch. All materials included. Min 9 Max 12 Instructor: Kathryn Cerasoli, Fine Arts degree, teaching youth since 1973

summer PAINTING ART CAMP (Age 6-12) 4 Days

MIxed media Summer ART CAMPS! (Age 6-12) 4 Days

Acrylics, watercolor and pastels! All three of the main painting techniques will be used in this camp. A variety of papers & surfaces will be introduced to show the versatility of each medium. All subject matter will also be included from portraits, landscapes, still life to abstract; we will explore it all with a multitude of tools and color palettes. Please bring snack & lunch. This class can get messy so bring a painting smock / shirt or old clothes. All materials included. Min 9 Max 12 Instructor: Kathryn Cerasoli, Fine Arts degree, teaching youth since 1973

Come mix it up for four great days of art! Different projects, from painting, drawing, paper maché, mosaics and collage will challenge the budding artist, keeping it interesting and fun! Please bring a lunch and a snack. All materials are included. Wear clothes that you can be creative in! Min 9 Max 12 Instructor: Kathryn Cerasoli, degree in Fine Arts and teaching youth since 1973.

Summer Art Fun!

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Mixed Media Art Camp Full Day - Class fee is $218 (S.R. Resident $208)

Kathryn Cerasoli

Summer Sculpture Art Camp – Class fee is $218 (S.R. Resident $208)

Kathryn Cerasoli

Kathryn Cerasoli

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Summer Painting Art Camp – Class fee is $218 (S.R. Resident $208) (4 Days)

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Summer Camps EN GARDE FENCING CAMP FOR KIDS (Age 7-12) 5 Days

Learn to swordfight! Instructor Jim Liebich brings the ancient art of dueling into the modern world with the exciting sport of fencing. Camp includes an incredible week of fencing, cross-training, games and more to give students a solid foundation in this Olympic sport and a summer camp they'll NEVER forget. Camp is for the beginning fencer or for those new to the sport. All equipment is provided. Sign up for morning (AM) and/or afternoon (PM) camps. Fencers registered for same-day morning and afternoon sessions: a supervised lunch hour is provided (no activities scheduled during the lunch hour). Half Day campers: bring snacks. AM & PM campers: bring snacks and a bag lunch. Wear sweats or shorts and tennis or running shoes. Instructor: Jim Liebich, director of En Garde Fencing Studio, Moniteur Degree from the French Fencing Federation, 10 yrs teaching fencing, dedicated competitive fencer. Min 10 Max 20 Location: En Garde Fencing Studio, 917D Piner Road, Santa Rosa. Mon-Fri, 9:00-12:00pm En Garde Fencing Studio $140 (S.R. Resident $130)

Mon-Fri, 1:00-4:00pm En Garde Fencing Studio $140 (S.R. Resident $130)

6/25-6/29 #61998

6/25-6/29 #61999

7/16-7/20 #62000

7/16-7/20 #62001

7/30-8/3 #62002

7/30-8/3 #62003 Fencing Camp for Kids

SUMMER GYMNASTICS CAMP (Ages 5-14) 1 Week

Come prepared for lots of fun, flipping, jumping, swinging, and climbing. Child must bring a lunch and something to drink. Each afternoon will be a different activity filled with tumbling, movie day, crafts, game day, water day (summer only) and rock climbing. All of our instructors have CPR and First Aid training. Release forms must be completed for each child by a parent/ guardian before attending lessons. Release forms provided at SR Gymnastics. Min 6 Max 20 Monday - Friday $195 (S.R. Resident $185) *4 Day Camp $165 (S.R. Resident $155) 8:30am-3:30pm Santa Rosa Gymnastics Center (2210 Bluebell Dr in Santa Rosa) 6/4-6/8 #62119

*7/2-7/6 (*No camp 7/4) #62123

7/30-8/3 #62127

6/11-6/15 #62120

7/9-7/13 #62124

8/6-8/10 #62128

6/18-6/22 #62121

7/16-7/20 #62125

6/25-6/29 #62122

7/23-7/27 #62126

For Spring classes, see pages 16-17 For Spring Break Camp see page 50.

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SUMMER CAMP VERTICAL (Ages 7-14) 1 Week

Give your kids an adventure they’ll never forget during Vertex Climbing Center’s Summer rock climbing camp. Rock climbing is an excellent way to build self-esteem, and it’s a blast! Participants will learn climbing technique, knots and safety skills, with plenty of time for fun and games on Vertex’s 35-foot high walls. Camp includes a full day of climbing outside at Split Rock in Marin or Sunset Boulders on the Sonoma Coast. Equipment and Vertex T-shirt included. Min 6 Max 15 Instructors: Vertex Staff

Summer Video Camp

SUMMER VIDEO CAMP (Ages 12-14) 1 Week

Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri, 9:00am-12:00pm Thu, 9:00am-4:00pm Vertex Climbing Center, 3358A Coffey Lane $195 (S.R. Resident $185)

Ages 7-10

In this popular camp, students will get hands on training in TV, movie and video production. Class will involve some lecture. However most of the week will be devoted to fun activities, including the creation of talk shows, music videos, stop motion animation, improvisation exercises and appearances by special guests, video editing and television studio production. Student projects will be made into a 30 minute program for cablecast on a Community Media Center channel. All participants will be sent a DVD copy of completed projects. At the end of the week family and friends are invited to a special showcase screening where refreshments will be served and certificates of completion will be awarded. Min 7 Max 12 Instructors: Community Media Center Staff *All classes are held at the Community Media Center of the North Bay, 1075 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa (569-8785 ext 321) Hours: 10am-3pm Lunch: Students must provide a bag lunch. Fees: $135 (Santa Rosa Residents $125) Youth Sessions (Ages 12-14) Video Camp Students must have completed 6th grade.

Mon-Fri, 5/28-6/1 #62468 Mon-Fri, 6/11-6/15 #62469 Mon-Fri, 6/25-6/29 #62470 Mon-Fri, 7/16-7/20 #62471 Mon-Fri, 7/30-8/3 #62472

Ages 11-14

Mon-Fri, 6/4-6/8 #62473

Mon-Fri, 6/18-6/22 #62474 Mon-Fri, 7/9-7/13 #62475

Mon-Fri, 6/11-6/15 #62448

Mon-Fri, 7/23-7/27 #62476

Mon-Fri, 6/25-6/29 #62449

Mon-Fri, 8/6-8/10 #62477

Mon-Fri, 7/9-7/13 #62450

Vertex Climbing Center of Santa Rosa is a charter member of the Climbing Gym Association of America. For more information on any programs please call 573-1608 or check online at www.climbvertex.com

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Summer Camps PAINTBALL DAY CAMP (Age 10+)

Play Paintball! Whether you want to try paintball for the first time or you are an experienced player looking to improve your skills – this camp is for you! You will receive instruction in the safety aspects of paintball, how to use and maintain the equipment, and how to walk fields to make sure they are ready for play. Your professional level instructors will run you through drills designed to improve you as a individual player and as part of a team! Your games will also be critiqued to help build your skills! All the equipment needed to play is provided, including Compressed Air fills, and unlimited use of Reball reusable paintballs (these are practice paintballs that do not break, or leave any kind of mark. They act just like normal paintballs except they do not break.) Players are welcome to bring their own equipment and compressed air tanks will be provided for players with their own CO2 tanks. Please wear long-sleeved shirts and clothing you are able to run around in and are comfortable getting dirty (there may be some sliding and diving on the grass!) PLEASE NOTE: All players MUST have a waiver signed by both the player AND parent before they can participate! Min 10 Max 18 Location: MEGA ARENA located at Galvin Park near the Fly Fishing Pond. Mega ArenaTM is a 50 feet wide, 100 feet long, and nearly 30 feet high inflatable paintball arena. The arena is fully enclosed by paintball safety netting. Galvin Park is located at 3330 Yulupa Avenue in Santa Rosa. TM

Go to srcity.org/paintball for more information.

Instructors: Your professional level instructors have played in tournaments of all levels, and have worked and played with the world’s top professional paintball team, San Diego Dynasty. Dynasty is the winningest team in the history of paintball, and has also developed a line of top selling paintball training DVDs. Fee: $260 (S.R. Resident $250) Mon-Fri, 7/30-8/3 9:00am-12:00pm #62544 1:00-4:00pm #62545

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Youth/Teen Summer Camps

New!

cloverleaf Ranch CAMPS

New!

(Ages 6-13)

RANCH ADVENTURE CAMP (Ages 6-13) 1 Week

Our Ranch Adventure Camp offers fun and excitement with an assortment of ranch activities that include archery, soccer, crafts, and so much more. We offer over 20 activities, so you are sure to have a memorable week! Campers participate in three 1-hour activities in the morning, and then head to lunch provided by us. After lunch, all the campers go to the swimming hole or the pool where they have the opportunity to play water games, kayak, free swim, or relax in the sun. When done with swimming we have a healthy snack and then start our Recreation Period. Recreation Period offers campers a number of activity options and the opportunity to choose one in which to participate in for the rest of the afternoon. Please note, campers in the program do not participate in horseback riding, high ropes course, or the Thursday night overnight. Participant must have a release form & health history form filled out and signed by a parent/guardian to participate. Please contact Cloverleaf Ranch at (707) 545-5906 to request forms before the camp starts. Min 10 Max 20 Instructor: Cloverleaf Ranch Staff 8:15-5:00pm Cloverleaf Ranch – 3892 Old Redwood Highway, Santa Rosa 95403 $305 (S.R. Resident $295)

Half Way Up!

Session 1: Mon-Fri: 6/25-6/29 #62891 Session 2: Mon-Fri: 7/16-7/20 #62892

ECOLOGY CAMP (Ages 6-13) 1 Week

Our Ecology Camp offers a fun, educational environment teaching children about ranch life and sustainable living. Campers participate in three 1-hour activities in the morning, and then head to lunch, provided by us. After lunch it’s time for swimming at our swimming hole or the pool, then it’s time to go home. During this program we will be offering classes focused on gardening, animal care, and cooking right from the garden. Our goal is for children to leave camp with a greater appreciation of nature and obtain skills they can use in their everyday lives. Participant must have a release form & health history form filled out and signed by a parent/guardian to participate. Please contact Cloverleaf Ranch at (707) 545-5906 to request forms before the camp starts. Min 10 Max 20 Instructor: Cloverleaf Ranch Staff 8:15-2:30pm Cloverleaf Ranch – 3892 Old Redwood Highway, Santa Rosa 95403 $250 (S.R. Resident $240) Session 1: Mon-Fri: 6/25-6/29 #62893

Learning Sustainability

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See page 46 for Cloverleaf Ranch Youth Horse Riding classes and page 135 for Adult Horse Riding and Adventure Camp.


Creek Stewardship Activities Take care of your creek The Sonoma County Water Agency and City of Santa Rosa support individuals, businesses, neighbors, and community groups who volunteer as Creek Stewards to help keep local creeks clean and safe. Creek Stewards adopt a stretch of creek and help with restoration projects, pick up litter, and provide suggestions that add to the public's enjoyment of the trails, scenery, and wildlife. To learn more about your local creek, upcoming events, and for information on becoming a Creek Steward call 543-3845 or email ableifuss@srcity.org

Organize your own creek clean up! For help organizing a creek clean up with your neighborhood, school, community group, or business please call (707) 543-3845 or email ableifuss@srcity.org

Brush Creek Restoration Work Day (ages 8 and up) Help take care of the Brush Creek Restoration Area near Flat Rock. Learn about native California riparian plants and how they provide food and shelter for fish and wildlife. Date: Saturday, February 25 Time: 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM Location: Flat Rock footbridge ~4227 Flat Rock Circle (east on Hwy 12 past Brush Creek Road, right on Streamside Drive, right on Wayvern Drive.) Prince Memorial Greenway Clean Up (ages 5 to adult) Help take care of restored Santa Rosa Creek flowing through the heart of downtown on the first Saturday of every month with www.firstsaturdaycleanup.org The Greenway provides a home for river otter, kingfishers, egrets, and steelhead trout as well as parks, public art, and recreation along the six mile creek trail. Date: Saturday, March 3 Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 noon Location: Meet at the Olive Park footbridge. From W. 3rd Street, turn south onto Railroad Street, left onto Hazel Street. On-street parking. The Green Treasure Hunt and Creek Clean (all ages) Many animals, like raccoons, use the city’s underground network of storm drain pipes to travel around. Let these animals, and a “treasure hunt”, lead your family on an exploration of the connection of our daily actions to the health of our creeks. Date: Saturday, March 17 Time: 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM Location: Flat Rock footbridge ~4227 Flat Rock Circle (east on Hwy 12 past Brush Creek Road, right on Streamside Drive, right on Wayvern Drive.) For up-to-date creek events, maps, and more information on creeks visit the City of Santa Rosa’s Storm Water and Creek website:

Sierra Park Creek Clean Up (ages 6 to adult) Continue the care of this little creek with Strawberry School, scouts, and neighbors on Bennett Valley Clean Up Day. Call Bennett Valley Vision for info on other neighborhood projects 545-2224. Date: Saturday, April 14 Time: 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM Location: Strawberry School, 2311 Horseshoe Drive Earth Day on the Greenway (ages 5 to adult) Celebrate Earth Day’s 42nd birthday on the Prince Memorial Greenway. Help with a clean up of Santa Rosa Creek, native plant care, and trail maintenance. Tools and refreshments provided. Date: Saturday, April 21 Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 noon Location: Meet at the Olive Park footbridge. From W. 3rd Street, turn south onto Railroad Street, left onto Hazel Street. On-street parking. Hands On Sonoma County (ages 6 and up) Volunteers make our community a cleaner, safer, brighter place while making friends and having fun! Join us and members of the community for a clean up of Steele and Piner Creeks, one of many projects supported by the Volunteer Center of Sonoma County. For other volunteer projects, contact Rachael at 707-573-3399 x125 Date: Saturday, April 21 Time: 9:00 AM– 12:00 noon Location: Meet at Biella Elementary, 2140 Jennings Avenue Earth Day Fair at Old Courthouse Square (everyone!) Earth Day festivities return to Old Courthouse Square. Drop by for inspiration and awareness on how to protect the environment and our own health. Check www.srcity.org/earthday for details. To join in the fun as a volunteer contact Elise Howard at 707-543-3799 or via email at ehoward@srcity.org Date: Sunday, April 22 Time: 12:00 noon - 4:00 PM Location: Courthouse Square on Santa Rosa Avenue

Sign up for creek email updates at www.srcity.org/pages/govdeliveryemailalerts. Follow Creek Stewardship on Facebook and stay updated with events, creek news and photos.

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Summer Camps

Camp Yu-Chi

Smiles for All at Camp Yu-Chi

Come join us at Camp Yu-Chi for another summer of outdoor fun! Camp Yu-Chi is held in Youth Park in Northwest Santa Rosa (across from Piner High School). This park offers a rustic setting next to a creek, yet convenient for a variety of other activities. From crafts, games, skits, songs, archery, swimming (at the Finley Aquatic Center), and nature projects, Camp Yu-Chi does it all! We even take an awesome field trip each session specific to that week’s theme! Each week is capped off with a Friday BBQ and Parent’s Afternoon program complete with songs and skits created and performed by the campers themselves! Camp Yu-Chi hours are Monday through Friday 10:30am-5:15pm with extended hours offered from 7:45am-10:30am (for an additional fee). Please note: All field trips are subject to change.

Same great staff and activities as award winning Camp Wa-Tam!

Doyle Adventure Camp Come join us this summer at Doyle Adventire Camp as we celebrate 20 years of awesome adventures! This adventurous day camp program is held in Doyle Park for children between the ages of 6 and 12. Regular camp activities include games, outdoor skills, crafts and special events. Where the “adventure” begins is with the 3-4 CityBus excursions to local destinations! Wednesdays and Fridays campers will head to the Ridgway Swim Center for an afternoon of swimming. One or two additional “field trips” are included during the week. ALL drop-off and pick-up locations will be at the Doyle Park Clubhouse. We invite your children to join us for a week of adventure and fun! Please note: All field trips are subject to change. Celebrating 20 Years of Adventures!

Camp Wa-Tam

Goofing around at Camp Wa-Tam

This unique summer day camp program is held in Howarth Park for children ages 6 through 12. We invite your children to join us for a week in the great outdoors, meeting new friends and participating in activities such as canoeing, archery, nature & craft projects, and hiking to Spring Lake for a day of swimming. Thursday is a special day and evening. Campers arrive at 1pm and spend the afternoon putting the finishing touches on their costumes and props for the very exciting Parents Night Program! Dinner is cooked over a campfire, and all parents, grandparents, and friends begin arriving at 6:30pm for an hour of entertainment as the campers present songs, skits and spontaneous comedy. Following the program, parents say good night, and we wind up the day with a snack, a special T-shirt ceremony, and a peaceful night’s sleep under the stars!

Environmental education and stewardship is incorporated in all our camp programs through games, crafts, and specific activities designed to teach them about water shed, water conservation, creek stewardship, and habitat education.

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CAMP

BARCODE

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60707 60727 60745

Wa-Tam Doyle Yu-Chi

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Wa-Tam Doyle Yu-Chi

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60711 60731 60749

Wa-Tam Doyle Yu-Chi

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Wa-Tam Week #5 ** Doyle 7/2 - 7/6 Decades Week (**No camp 7/4) Yu-Chi

60714 60734 60752

60715 60735 60753

Wa-Tam 60716 Week #6 Doyle 60736 7/9 - 7/13 Yu-Chi 60754 Cartooning Around Wa-Tam 60718 Week #7 Doyle 60738 7/16 - 7/20 Yu-Chi 60756 Big Top! (Circus) Wa-Tam 60720 Week #8 Doyle 60740 7/23 - 7/27 Yu-Chi 60758 Robin Hood! Wa-Tam 60722 Week #9 Doyle 60742 7/30 - 8/3 Mystery? (No Yu-Chi this week)

60717 60737 60755

Week #1 6/4 - 6/8 Fun on the Frontier Week #2 6/11 - 6/15 Awesome Outer Space Week #3 6/18 - 6/22 International Vacation Week #4 6/25 - 6/29 Noble Knights

Week #10 8/6 - 8/10 Wet, Wild & Wacky

EXT. HOURS

60719 60739 60757 60721 60741 60759 60723 60743

Wa-Tam 60724 (No Doyle or Yu-Chi this week)

Camp Yu-Chi Hours/Fees

Doyle Camp Hours/Fees

Mon-Fri: 10:30am-5:15pm Fees: $160 (S.R. Resident $150)

Mon-Fri 10:30am-5:15pm Fees: $160 (S.R. Resident $150)

*Extended Hours (optional): Mon-Fri: 7:45am-10:30am Extended Hours: *$50 additional *Must register separately for extended hours. ** Week of July 2-6 Fee: $130 (S.R. Resident $120) No camp on Wednesday, July 4 Extended Hours: M, T, Th, F, $40

$20 off if you register by June 1st

*Extended Hours (optional): Mon-Fri: 7:45am-10:30am Extended Hours: *$50 additional *Must register separately for extended hours. ** Week of July 2-6 Fee: $130 (S.R. Resident $120) No camp on Wednesday, July 4 Extended Hours: M, T, Th, F, $40

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Don’t forget....

When registering for a session of camp and you need extended hours, you must first register for the camp session; then register for extended hours with the appropriate barcode numbers.

Late Fees

There is a late fee of $5 for every 15 minutes you are late in picking up your child! Please be on time! A 25% cancellation fee will be charged if request is received less than 7 days prior to the start of camp.

CAMPS REFUND POLICY Full refund if request is received 7 days prior to first day of camp. 25% cancellation fee charged if less that 7 days prior to start of camp. No refunds after 5pm Thursday prior to camp.

Camp Wa-Tam Hours/Fees Mon-Wed: Thurs: Fri: Fees:

9:30am-3:00pm 1:00pm (camp begins) 10:00am (camp ends) $170 (S.R. Resident $160)

*Extended Hours (optional): Mon-Wed: 3:00-5:15pm Extended Hours: *$40 additional *Must register separately for extended hours. **Week of July 2-6 Fee: $135 (S.R. Resident $125) No camp on Wednesday, July 4 Extended Hours: M & Tu, $25

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Celebrating over 50 years of offering quality Day Camps!

2012 Camp Themes

For Camp Yu-Chi, Doyle Adventure Camp and Camp Wa-Tam Themes are used to enhance and support the camp activities noted on page 68.

Fun on the Frontier

Here’s your chance to go back to the days of the wagon train, when the buffalo ran across the plains and the Native Americans lived in Harmony with the land. Each camp will enjoy a visit from Wildlife Associates as they present their “California Wild” animal show. Doyle and Yu-chi campers will be taking a field trip to Spring Hill Farm where we will have lunch, see how cheese is made, and maybe even milk a cow! Campers will also learn about the life cycle of the salmon!

International Vacation!

Welcommen! Buenos dias! Bonjour! Buongiorno! Cheerio! Hello and welcome to International Week! Each group will represent a different country and participate in an international Camp Festival! Traditional crafts will be made so that campers may further experience the wonders of several different cultures! Doyle Adventure Camp and Camp YuChi will enjoy a trip to the French Riviera (Doran Beach).

Cartooning Around

Join the camp staff in honoring your favorite cartoon characters! Camp pranks will abound as we search for the cartoon villain! Campers will surely have fun creating their own scratch art designs, cartoon puzzles and making Gooney Glasses. All 3 camps will enjoy wonderful tales spun by storyteller extraordinaire, Georgia Churchill! Doyle Adventure Camp and Camp Yu-Chi will visit the Schultz Museum for Cartooning lessons, a museum tour, and a Peanuts cartoon.

Please note: Field trips are subject to change.

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Awesome Outer Space Week

The stars and outer space will captivate us as we launch into another exciting week of camp. Whether we travel through black holes, explore new worlds, or encounter aliens remains to be seen as we explore “Space, the Final Frontier.” All 3 camps will enjoy a visit from storyteller extraordinaire, Georgia Churchill. Camp Yu-Chi and Doyle Adventure Camp will explore the farthest reaches of ESCAPE- Laser Tag Center! PLEASE NOTE: The field trip for this week entails “Laser Tag” – a game where campers will get to zap each other with laser light pistols. Participants for this week of camp must be 6 years of age by the 1st day of the session, NO EXCEPTIONS! (Doyle and Yu-Chi only).

Noble Knights and Dazzling Dragons!

Chivalry will abound as campers and counselors alike seek adventure in the time of dragons and damsels! Campers will make their very own coat of arms to display on homemade shields. All 3 camps will round out the week with a visit from Ranger Steve and his loveable lizards! Doyle and Yu-Chi campers will enjoy golf and games at Scandia!

Big Top Wa-Tam (Yu-chi and Doyle!)

Ladies and Gentlemen, boys and girls of all ages, welcome to the greatest camps on earth! Come clown around with our camp counselors under the Big Top! Each camp will enjoy an awesome magic show from a professional magician. Camp Yu-Chi and Doyle Adventure Camp will enjoy a trip to Howarth Park where they will visit the animal barn, ride the carousel, train and go boating on Lake Ralphine!

Mystery Week

Campers will become detectives as they try to solve the big camp mystery! A lesson from Sherlock Holmes and plenty of clues will help keep campers on their toes! What will the camps craft be? Where will Doyle Adventure Camp be off to? Sign up and see! Who knows what animals might show up when Wildlife Associates will visits on Thursday, and all of Camp Wa-Tam is sure to be surprised when the Dinner menu is revealed! (Wa-Tam and Doyle only).

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Dancing Through the Decades

Let’s go back in time and “rock around the clock” as we experience a sock hop from the 50's, kaleidoscopes and tie dye from the 60's. All 3 camps will enjoy a Timeless Jamboree filled with Pizzazz! (Hula Hoops, bubble gum blowing contests, root beer floats and bead making). Doyle and Yu-Chi Campers will enjoy a great day at the bowling alley.

Ye Ol’ Robin Hood Week

Hear Ye!, Hear Ye! Join the merry men and merry maidens as camp is transformed into beautiful Sherwood Forest, home of Robin Hood. Campers will earn the fine art of archery and make their very own arrowhead pendants! A visit from Maid Marion and the Sheriff of Nottingham may also be in store, so be sure to keep your eyes on those T-Shirts! All 3 camps will enjoy stories from the always entertaining, Georgia Churchill! Doyle and Yu-Chi Campers will enjoy a fun filled trip to the Sherwood Forest (Armstrong Woods).

Wet, Wild and Wacky*

Come join us for a wild week of water games and wacky fun, as well as a special surprise special guest! Whether it’s surfing the slip and slide or splashing your counselor at Spring Lake or the pool, you are sure to find plenty of ways to beat the heat during this very wet, very wild, and extremely wacky week! (Camp WaTam Only) *PLEASE NOTE: This week of camp is contingent on a minimum enrollment of 50 Campers.


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Day Camp Questions & Answers For Camp Yu-Chi, Doyle Adventure Camp and Camp Wa-Tam What is the supervision ratio?

Each group of 15 to 17 campers is supervised by one counselor, one counselor aide and 2-3 CIT’s (counselors-in-training).

Does your staff receive training? All of our staff and volunteers attend a one week inservice training program to learn how to lead the various activities in a fun and safe manner.

Do the camps fill up fast? What is the age range of your Camp Wa-Tam does! Due to Wa-Tam’s staff? popularity and limited space, you will only Generally, our counselors are college age students and our counselor aides are high school age.

be able to register for a maximum of four sessions until June, 2012. Please sign-up early if you have a specific week in mind!

Will my child be with kids his/her own age?

What does my child need to bring?

Yes! Tribes/Groups are divided by age so that the activities can be tailored accordingly.

Specifics are included in the parent letter that will be mailed in early June. For those who register online, you can download the parent letter.

Can my 5¾ year old attend camp?

Can my child be grouped with a friend?

In order for requests to be considered, BOTH campers must request each other at the time of registration. Groups are divided by age, so please be sure that the friends requesting one another are of similar age (by one year). We strive to maintain a group size of between 15-17 and will not rearrange groups if this number is compromised. We will try to accommodate all requests, however cannot guarantee placement. Only requests made prior to the first day of camp will be considered.

Are scholarships available?

Scholarships are available for those who reside within the city limits of Santa Rosa and/or Santa Rosa Unified School district. Please see page 165 for more information.

Only if they have completed a year of kindergarten.

Do I need to park my car and get out to check my child in each day? UCP of the north bay Presents: Camp Kaos 2012!

United Cerebral Palsy of the North Bay, in cooperation with the City of Santa Rosa Recreation and Parks Department, will be holding its annual day camp, Tuesday through Friday, July 24 through July 27, 2012 from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm at Howarth Park in Santa Rosa. Activities will include art and crafts, music, adapted sports, games, train rides, and more! This camp is organized and run by UCP of the North Bay camp directors and staffed by dedicated and trained volunteers. This unique and fun day camp is open to children of all ability levels and offers many exciting experiences. Cost is $180 for the week. For more information, contact UCP of the North Bay at (707) 766-9990 or visit our website at: www.ucpnb.org

Yes, for the safety of the children it is important that parents/guardians check the child in and out with the counselor in person. Finding a parking space may take a few minutes so please plan to arrive early and remain patient until you find a designated parking space.

kamp kennedy (Age 6-18)

Santa Rosa Rec & Parks, in partnership with the Family Advocacy Resource Center of Sonoma County and United Cerebral Palsy of the North Bay is once again proud to offer Kamp Kennedy in its 41st year! This is a day camp for children & teens ages 6-18 with developmental disabilities. While greeting old friends and making new ones, children will experience boating, crafts, songs, story time, games, and outdoor cooking. Kamp will take place at the Howarth Park Gazebo. Cost is $120, however, Kamperships are available. If requesting a Kampership, a $35 deposit is required. Kamp will be supervised by volunteers and summer camp staff specializing in good times and rewarding activities! Please note: A Special Needs Information sheet will be mailed in early July for registered participants. Ages 6-18 Tues-Fri, July 17-20 Tues-Thurs, 10:00-3:00pm Fri, 2:00-7:00pm Howarth Park Gazebo $120 #60760

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Work Experience

Summer Work Experience Program For Teens * Now you can download the work experience application to your computer at srcity.org/work experience. * General Information If you’re looking for a fun and worthwhile way to spend some of your time this summer, then we have a program for you! Our summer work experience program for teens ages 13 years or older is a great way to meet new friends and gain valuable work experience. We have a variety of programs to choose from (see page 73), so whatever your interests are - working with the public, children, animals, swimming - we’re sure you’ll find something to meet your needs! A non-refundable $75 registration/materials fee will be charged to cover cost of application processing, training, one work shirt and a manual. To participate, all you need to do is follow the simple steps listed to the right. Registration for the Work Experience Program is not available online. Please note: Teens are not guaranteed their first choice of programs to volunteer in. Placement is based on the needs of the participant, along with the needs of the programs. All teens must attend the orientation night and training sessions in order to participate in the program. Jr. Lifeguard applicants must complete the additional Jr. Lifeguard class and possess certification prior to June 4th. Teens must be 13 years old by June 4th to participate in the Work Experience Program. Absolutely No Exceptions.

APPLICATION DATES Applications and job descriptions may be obtained at the Steele Lane Community Center, 415 Steele Lane, or the Finley Community Center, 2060 W. College Ave. beginning March 1st. Applications are due by April 13th. Applicants must be at least 13 years of age by June 4th.

IMPORTANT DATES! March 1st: Applications available April 5: Information night, 7-8pm (optional) Steele Lane Comm. Center, 415 Steele Lane April 13: Application deadline April 15: 9:00am-1:00pm Call for interview time April 16-18: 5-8pm (543-3427 or 543-3428) April 28, 30, May 1, 2: Interview dates (mandatory) May 16: Orientation night, 7:15-8:30pm (mandatory) Finley Comm Center, 2060 W. College Ave. Week of May 28: Training (mandatory) June 4: Work Experience participants must be 13 years of age by this date to participate in the program. No Exceptions!

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1. Pick up a program brochure (available March 1st) listing our Work Experience programs. Read through the job descriptions, hours, and commitments and see what fits your needs. 2. Fill out the program application/ registration form and return by April 13 with your $75 registration/ materials fee (non-refundable). 3. Call 543-3427 or 543-3428 on April 15, 9:00am-1:00pm or April 16-18, 5:00pm-8:00pm to set up your group interview. Participate in your group interview on April 28, April 30, May 1 or May 2. 4. Attend Orientation Night (mandatory) at Finley Community Center on May 16; receive workshirt, schedules, manuals and information. No parents, please. 5. All applicants must attend orientation and all training dates for the specific program for which they will be working. Training will take place May 28 - June 2. NOTE: No exceptions will be made for non-attendance of mandatory training sessions.


Teens

Work Experience

Summer Work Experience Positions For Teens Note: These are Volunteer/Non-Paid Positions

Animal Barn Aide

Counselor-in-Training

Howarth Park Assist the barn attendant in the feeding, grooming and care of the barnyard animals; inform and show the animals to the public; assist with the special events; collect tickets and do general upkeep of the facility. Barn aides must volunteer a minimum of two weeks, Tuesday thru Sunday, 10am -5:30pm.

Camp Wa-Tam,Doyle Camp, Camp Yu-Chi Assist the Camp Counselor and Aide in daily activities for the participants of the day camp in Howarth Park, Doyle Park or Youth Park. Camp activities may include the following: song leading, skits, boating, archery, field trips, swimming, crafts, and nature projects. C.I.T.’s must volunteer for a minimum of two 40 hour weeks and attend a mandatory 30 hour training week.

Amusement RIDE area assistant - Howarth Park

Assist the ride operators and cashiers with the amusement rides and/or concession stand. Collect tickets, assist customers on and off the rides, serve patrons food and drinks, and general upkeep of facilities. Must volunteer a minimum of two weeks, Wednesday through Sunday from 10am5:30pm.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THESE PROGRAMS . . .

Join us on April 5, from 7:00-8:00pm at the Steele Lane Community Center. Additional information and speakers will be presented on the Work Experience Program. Parents are welcome!

Swim lesson Aides

Ridgway or Finley Swim Center Have fun in the sun and in the water! Assist the swim instructors with swim lessons for children ages 3-11 years. Familiarize children with the water, lead aquatic games and do basic instruction in water safety and skills. Swim aides must volunteer a minimum of one session (sessions are two consecutive weeks in length). Morning and/or evening shifts are scheduled Monday thru Friday.

concession aides

Ridgway or Finley Swim Center Under supervision, assist at concession stand during public swim. Serve patrons food and drinks, general clean-up, and other customer service related duties. Aides must volunteer a minimum of 2 weeks. Morning and afternoon shifts are scheduled 4-7 days per week.

LAKE RALPHINE Assistant

Howarth Park Assist the lifeguards in rigging boats, helping customers in and out of boats, and general upkeep; help watch for rule infractions and problems on the lake; go boating with campers when needed. Boathouse assistants must volunteer a minimum of two weeks, Tuesday thru Sunday, from 10am-5:30pm.

junior lifeguards

Ridgway or Finley Swim Center PLEASE NOTE: All participants in this program must complete the Junior Lifeguard Class and possess certification prior to June 4.

Work Experience - make a difference!

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Assist the lifeguards with deck supervision during public swim, enforcement of pool rules, and light maintenance. This is a valuable opportunity for those interested in becoming a certified lifeguard! Junior lifeguards must volunteer a minimum of 2 weeks. Afternoon shifts are scheduled 2-7 days per week.

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Adults/Teens Summer Jobs

Visit the Santa Rosa Recreation, Parks & Community Services site at srcity.org/recjobs

Your Ticket to a Great Job! Are you friendly, energetic, highly motivated and do you love to work with children? Responsible and reliable individuals are needed for part-time employment with the Santa Rosa Recreation, Parks & Community Services.

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ADVENTURE CAMP Let your child experience the traditions of this longstanding Day Camp filled with games, field trips, outdoor activites, crafts, swimming and FUN! Ages 6-12

Children under 6 may attend if they have completed a year of kindergarten.

Visit page 68 for camp details.

celebrating 20 years of summer memories in 2012!

Go to: My Account Enter your: Login ID (individual barcode) Enter your: Account PIN Register!! Forgot your numbers? Click on “I forgot my barcode & PIN� and enter your email address. First time registering? Call 707-543-3737 M-F 8-7pm To create an account

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Boating & Sailing

Boating & Sailing Classes in Howarth Park SPRING Rental Hours

SUMMER Rental Hours

FALL Rental Hours

March 3—May 28 Sat/Sun ONLY 11 AM—5 PM

June 2—August 9 Sat/Sun 11 AM—5 PM Mon-Thurs 11 AM—5 PM

August 11—October 28 Sat/Sun 11 AM—5 PM

Weather Permitting

Also Open: Spring Break: M-Th, Mar 19-22 Easter: Sun, April 8 (1-5 PM ONLY) Memorial Day: Mon, May 28

Weather Permitting

Also Open: Independence Day: Wed, July 4 MONDAYS: Parents ride FREE! Except on holidays

SPRING CLASSES

Weather Permitting

Also Open: Labor Day: Mon, Sept 3 FREE Movie in the Park Starts at 7:30pm Fridays, Aug 17-Sept 21

SUMMER CLASSES

Kayaking Paddleboard Intro to Sailing Class Sailing Clinics

Boating Basics Kayaking Paddleboard Intro to Sailing Class Sailing Clinics Sail 1 Sail 2

FALL CLASSES Kayaking Paddleboard Intro to Sailing Class Sailing Clinics

See Class Schedule on Next Page! Boating and Sailing Class Information

BRING YOUR OWN BOAT TO HOWARTH

SPECIAL CLASSES for YOUR GROUP

For boating, sailing, and kayaking classes, please bring clothes/shoes that you wouldn’t mind getting wet. Sailing and Kayaking classes do practice capsizing, so come prepared! Although not all the classes get into the water, it is good to be ready just in case. You may also wish to bring a towel, hat, sunblock, water, and a snack. Please leave any valuables at home or locked securely in your vehicle, out of sight.

You are welcome to bring you own boat to Lake Ralphine. There is a Day Launch Fee of $2 per boat, or a Yearly Launch Permit for $10 per boat. These are available at the Boathouse during Rental Hours. (If you come during NON-Rental hours, you can launch your boat for free.) Boats over 20 ft are NOT allowed. Electric engines only!

We can set up a class specifically for your group! If you have a group of eight or more who would like lessons and you would like to set up your own class, please contact us at howarthpark@srcity.org or call 543-3298 for more information.

TEEN TUESDAY All Middle School and High school students are invited to a fun day at the lake! Boat rentals are HALF PRICE ($5/hr) every Tuesday in the summer! Paddleboats, Canoes, Kayaks, Sailboats, and Rowboats!

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KAYAKING (Ages 5+)

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KAYAKING Class fee is $25 (S.R. Resident $15) SPRING, SUMMER, and FALL CLASSES

Paddle around Lake Ralphine enjoying the outdoors and the wildlife! Our experienced instructors will work with you on learning paddling, kayak handling skills, and boating safety, while having loads of fun! Learn how to launch a kayak from the shore and the boat dock and how to safely get in and out of the kayak. Whether you come alone or with family and friends, be prepared for an enjoyable time on the lake! Please Note: Children ages 5-8 MUST be accompanied by an adult that is registered for the class! Min 4 Max 8

Paddleboarding Ages 8+

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PADDLEBOARDING Class fee is $25 (S.R. Resident $15) SPRING, SUMMER, and FALL CLASSES

Come to Howarth Park to enjoy paddle boarding lessons! Lessons include personal instruction on techniques for the beginner and advanced boarder alike. The lessons are two hours, the first hour is intensive instruction followed by an hour of ‘free paddling”. The instructor will be on the water during the free paddle for follow up instruction for all students. All that is needed for this class is a good attitude and willingness to get wet in the amazing Lake Ralphine! Min 4 Max 8

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BOATING BASICS Class fee is $50 (S.R. Resident $40) SUMMER CLASSES ONLY

Get out on the lake and go boating! Learn paddleboating, kayaking, canoeing, rowboating, and sailing, as well as boating safety! Have fun boating on Lake Ralphine and enjoy boating races and games with other class participants. Bring a friend or come alone – you are sure to have a great time! Howarth Park Boathouse Min 5 Max 12

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SAIL 1 (Ages 12+) Have you ever wanted to learn to sail? Come out to Howarth Park’s Lake Ralphine and our experienced instructors will teach you how to rig a sail boat, how to sail, and boating safety! You will learn all you need to come back to Lake Ralphine and rent a sailboat and enjoy cruising (or speeding!) around the lake. All participants must be comfortable treading water. Min 4 Max 8

INTRO TO SAILING Class fee is $40 (S.R. Resident $30) SPRING, SUMMER, and FALL CLASSES

Intro to Sailing Class and Sailing Clinic

SAILING CLINIC Class fee is $35 (S.R. Resident $25) SPRING, SUMMER, and FALL CLASSES

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We understand that everyone has busy schedules, so we also offer our Sail 1 class split into two classes so that you can take the first half – Intro to Sailing Class, which has a lot of instruction and gives you all of your fundamentals and gets you out on the lake sailing. Then you can sign up for whichever Sailing Clinic fits your schedule, so that you can get more time out on the water sailing and some additional instruction.

This is the first half of a Sail 1 Class. See description above. Min 4 Max 8

Sailing Clinic (Ages 12+)

This is the second half of a Sail 1 Class. Formerly called Sailer Refresher. The Sailing Clinic is perfect for sailors who would like to have an instructor available to answer questions and give tips, that haven’t been out on the water recently, or are a little rusty on their skills. Also a great chance to practice and build skills prior to Sail 2. Min 4 Max 8

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SAIL 2 (Ages 12+)

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SAIL 2 Class fee is $65 (S.R. Resident $55) SUMMER CLASSES ONLY

Just completed Sail 1 class and wanting more experience? Or are you ready to try out a different sailboat? Perhaps you are a veteran sailor who hasn’t been on the water in awhile. Our experienced instructors are looking forward to sailing with you! They will polish up your sailing skills and teach you more advanced techniques. They will tailor this class to meet your skills and experience! All participants must be comfortable treading water and have taken Sail 1 or have equivalent sailing experience. (Email: howarthpark@srcity.org or call 543-3424 with questions!) Min 4 Max 8

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Paddleboard Yoga coming this summer! For details, visit howarthpark.com or email: howarthpark@srcity.org

PRIVATE SAILING LESSONS Our certified instructors will work with you based on your skill level! $35/hr using Santa Rosa Rec & Parks Sailboats $25/hr using your own sailboat For more information Email: howarthpark@srcity.org or call 543-3298

Sailing on Lake Ralphine, Howarth Park

BOAT RENTAL INFORMATION Lifejackets are provided for free with the rental and all boaters MUST wear a lifejacket Paddleboat:

$10/hour

Paddleboat w/canopy: Accommodates: 4 people/740 lbs.

$12/hour

Sailboat: $10/hour Accommodates: 2 people/370 lbs. Please Note: You must have experience sailing and pass a short sailing test.

Single Kayak: Accommodates: 1 person

$5/hour

Canoe: Accommodates: 4 people/730 lbs.

$10/hour

Double Kayak: Accommodates: 2 people

$8/hour

Rowboat: Accommodates: 5 people/925 lbs.

$8/hour

PLEASE NOTE: Boats are rented on a first come first served basis, we do NOT take reservations. We accept cash, checks, Visa, or Mastercard. Please, no large bills.

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Neighborhood Services

Free Sports Programs!!

Since 2004 the Mayor’s Gang Prevention Task Force and community leaders have been working to reduce gang violence and have shown promising results during the third year of implementation. Participating youth and parents gave Measure O services a satisfaction rating of over 79% 559,708 hours of direct services were provided to over 3,700 unduplicated children, youth, and parents

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2-1-1 is a free telephone number that connects local residents in need with Health and Human Services Gang Hotline – Report Gang activity in Santa Rosa 543-4264 Graffiti Hotline – Report Graffiti in Santa Rosa 543-3499 Drug Hotline – Report Drug Activity 543-DRUG Gang Prevention and Intervention Services 543-3457 (Request resource material or request a community presentation) gangprevention.srcity.org

Neighborhood Services offers a variety of sports camps at parks and schools for youth in Santa Rosa. Sports camps include high quality coaching and skill building along with a safe place to make new friends. Registration begins at the site the first day of camp and requires a parent or guardian signature. For information, call 543-4501 or visit www.santarosarec.com/ neighborhood youth programs Check the website as program dates, times, and locations are subject to change.Come join the fun! It’s FREE!

neighborhood programs Neighborhood Programs offer safe and fun after-school programming for youth ages 6 - 18 in Santa Rosa. Co-sponsored by the Redwood Empire Food Bank, City staff will provide a free snack for any youth under the age of 18. A free academic program offering homework assistance and tutoring will be offered on site; a registration form must be completed to participate in the academic program. Periodic field trips and/or special events will be offered for youth who participate in the academic program on a regular basis and have good behavior. In addition, classes, clubs, and/or workshops will be offered through the neighborhood programs for both youth and families. These activities may include topics such as dance, art, music, sports and much more. All neighborhood programs are FREE and open to the public. For current days and times or for more information, please visit the Neighborhood Youth Programs page at www.santarosarec.com or call 543-4501. (Program dates, times, and locations are subject to change.) u

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Apple Valley 2854 Apple Valley Lane

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Olive Grove 1945 Zinfandel Avenue

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2051 West Steele Lane 419 Timothy Road 2600 Northcoast Street

gang prevention awareness week ~

From August 3 - 11, 2012, the Mayor's Gang Prevention Task Force will raise awareness about local efforts for gang prevention and intervention services. For more information about the exciting local community events that will occur during the week, please visit our website at GangPrevention.srcity.org!

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Youth Basketball Ages 8-12

Organized teams / Practices

COMSTOCK MIDDLE SCHOOL

2750 West Steele Lane Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:30 - 8:30pm Call 543-3221 for information

October 2011 – May 2012

*Dates and Times subject to change

Community Gardens

Community gardens provide a local opportunity for horticultural training, education, and fresh produce for the youth and families in need. For more information on the locations and hours of our gardens, please go to santarosarec.com and click on Neighborhood Youth Programs.


You can help make “Change” for Kids in Santa Rosa Round up your City of Santa Rosa utility bill to the nearest dollar each month and your “Change” will go directly to the after school “Change” for Kids fund for Santa Rosa kids! (enrollment form below) For less than a dollar a month, join the Recreation and Parks Department by taking an active role in expanding free, after school recreation programs to help provide more safe and secure places for youth. Remember to re-enroll in the program if you have recently moved!

Did you know . . . In Sonoma County there are nearly 67,457 children left alone after school each day. You can help provide safe programs for kids by enrolling in the program.

Help make “Change” For Kids in Santa Rosa Name _______________________________________________________________________________ Date ____________________________ Address _____________________________________________________________________________Zip Code _________________________ Phone ________________________________________________ Utility Account Number ___________________________________________ (optional)

Contribution Options for “Change” for Kids Program: (Please check one.) _____ Round up my bill to the nearest dollar amount each month. (For example, if your monthly bill is $48.13 you’ll pay $49.) _____ I will give a fixed dollar amount of $ __________ each month. _____

If you would like to make a one-time donation, mail a separate check payable to Santa Rosa Rec & Parks Dept. and mail to Steele Lane Community Center, 415 Steele Lane, Santa Rosa CA 95403 Attention: “Change” for Kids.

X_________________________________________ Customer Signature Authorization

 One hundred percent of your contribution goes towards increased after school programming and is tax deductible. For more information, please call 543-3282.

Please mail this completed form to: Santa Rosa Recreation and Parks Department, 415 Steele Lane, Santa Rosa, CA 95403 Attn: Change for Kids. Our staff will forward your enrollment form to the Utility Department. Your donation will appear on your next bill.

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Adults Sports

Summer & Fall Softball, Golf & Horseshoes FIELD CONDITIONS Phone: 543-3474 Updated weekdays 3pm

sports officials

If you are interested in officiating, call Northern Coast Officials Association at 538-5190.

Adult Softball Leagues

Come join us in our Summer Softball League that promotes health and wellness in our community. We offer a variety of levels from competitive to recreational. Information will be available at the Sports Office after February 6. Teams will begin registering February 14. Register early to avoid the crowds!!! Leagues will begin play in mid-May, weather and field conditions permitting, and run through the month of August. We offer leagues for Men’s, Women’s, and Coed Slow Pitch. We also offer Men’s and Women’s Fast Pitch. If you need a roster info packet please email your postal address to bhamann@srcity.org

fall ADULT SOFTBALL

Don’t let your softball experience come to an end. Join us for our Fall Softball Season. Information will be available after July 9, 2012. We will be looking for Men’s, Women’s, and Co-ed Slow Pitch Softball teams. Registration will begin Aug. 6. All leagues will start season play in early September, field conditions and weather permitting. League play will run through the month of October.

Golf Lessons

Youth and adult golf lessons will be held during the summer months at the Bennett Valley Municipal Golf Course, 3330 Yulupa Avenue. Both group and individual lessons will be offered. For actual class times, fees and dates, contact the staff at Bennett Valley Golf Course Pro Shop, 528-3673. www.srcity.org/golf

Sports Phone Numbers

Rec & Parks Sports ........................................................................ Field Conditions ............................................................................ Boys & Girls Club ......................................................................... Neptune Swim Team . ................................................................... Little League Mark West Little League (Northwest Santa Rosa) (Ages 5-16) ... Rincon Valley Little League (Northeast Santa Rosa) (Ages 5-16)... SR Amer. Little League (Southeast Santa Rosa) (Ages 5-16) ....... SR Babe Ruth (Ages 13-15)......................................................... Westside Little League (Southwest Santa Rosa) ......................... SR Cycling Club ............................................................................ SR Express Track Club . ................................................................. Santa Rosa Tennis ......................................................................... SR Youth Soccer ........................................................................... So. Co. Horseshoe Pitchers ........................................................... University of Sports ...................................................................... YMCA ........................................................................................... Ziemer Brothers ............................................................................ RBI ................................................................................................ Redwood Empire Water Polo ........................................................ SantaRosa Diving Team ................................................................

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SPORTS OFFICE HOURS Monday - Friday 3-5pm Phone: 543-3281 BOCCE at juilliard park

Learn the fascinating outdoor bowling game of Italian Bocce. Volunteers present each Sunday at 12 Noon and Wednesday and Friday at 10am at Juilliard Park Bocce courts.

BOCCE

For league play and information contact: Sonoma County Bocce Federation sonomacountybocce.org 707-528-2710

543-3281 543-3474 542-3249 543-3421 523-9333 537-9426 522-3571 575-7215 528-2006 545-4133 545-1535 527-0539 544-8369 538-3128 585-2302 545-9622 585-7800 284-2880 694-2715 543-3760

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horseshoes

Sonoma County Horseshoe Pitchers Club is seeking new members for the 2011 season. Those interested in pitching horseshoes for fun and relaxation are encouraged to take part. Sanctioned by the National Horseshoe Pitching Association, the club participates in tournament schedule with other clubs in Northern California. Facility is located at Doyle Park in Santa Rosa. Weekly meetings on Tuesdays, 5-7pm at Doyle Park. For more information, call Casey Sluys at 538-3128.


Adults

Santa Rosa Tennis

Santa Rosa Tennis 2012 Rec & Parks has adopted Santa Rosa Tennis and is working closely with the United States Tennis Association/Northern California and Sonoma County Junior Tennis Association to offer you a great variety of tennis programs for all ages and abilities. All tennis lessons are held at Galvin Park and are under the supervison of tennis pro Jason Beard.

jason beard, head tennis pro

A native of Sebastopol, Jason Beard has been teaching for Rec & Parks for the past thirteen years and teaching in Sonoma County for over fifteen years. Prior to coming to Rec & Parks, Jason played for the Santa Rosa Junior College team where he was awarded the Conference Champion Award and the Conference MVP. Jason then went on to play Division I Tennis for the UC Santa Barbara team. Jason continues to play competitive tennis in the area and enjoys teaching others to play the game he loves.

LEAGUE TENNIS

Santa Rosa Tennis sponsors league teams of all abilities for our youth and adult players. Our teams compete in USTA play as well as the Sonoma-Napa-Marin league. If you have a team that needs sponsorship or if you are looking for a team, call Jason @ 217-7785. Generally, teams meet once a week for practice and another day for matches. We are currently looking for captains.

Jason Beard

Class Level Descriptions Beginning Tennis - for players who have never taken a class before, and want to learn the fundamentals. Junior (4yrs to 18yrs) players should stay in beginning tennis until they can rally with other kids consistently. For adults, they should only stay in beginning tennis for one class session. Advanced Beginning - a secondary class for adults. They should have taken a beginning class before or have reasonable control rallying with other players. This is an introduction class for score keeping and playing, so if you already know how to play matches you should be in adult Drills or Intermediate classes. For juniors you should be able to keep rallies with other juniors but not have match play experience. Beginner Intermediate - an introduction to competitive tennis for juniors. You should have taken beginning tennis as well as have the ability to play from the baseline with other students and be able to serve the ball with some consistency. Usually recommended for kids older than 10.

Tennis Phone Numbers Santa Rosa Tennis............ 217-7785 Galvin Park....................... 524-5014 Airport Club . ................... 528-2582 Competitor Tennis Shop.... 578-5689 Countryside Tennis Club... 527-9948 La Cantera Tennis Club..... 544-9494 Oak Park Tennis Club....... 539-0353 SRJC Tennis....................... 527-4368 SCJTA . ............................. 539-4348 SSU Tennis ....................... 664-2657 USTA Nor Cal .................. 528-6982 Wikiup Tennis Club . ........ 544-2330

Intermediate and Adult Drills - a more advanced class. Students must be able to serve and play matches as well as having good control of ground strokes and volleys. Classes are fast paced and often competition is a major part of class.

Tennis Rain Out Policy:

Make-ups are only offered for rainouts and instructor cancellations – this also applies to holidays, not for student absences. If there is a rain out or cancellation, a student may make up the class by attending any other class throughout the year. It is the student’s responsibility to check the schedule of classes and call ahead of time to make sure the class is running.

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ADULT BEGINNING/ ADVANCED BEGINNING TENNIS (Ages 17+)

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Adult Beginning Tennis provides everything you need to get started playing tennis, where as Advanced Beginning builds upon the beginner classes and offers review of all of the shots. These classes run simultaneously. All classes are held at Galvin Community Park, 3330 Yulupa Ave. Days: Tue, Thur Time: 5:30-6:30pm Fee: $60 (S.R. Resident $50) Barcode: 62498 62499 62516 62517 62518 62519 62520 62521 62522 62523 62524 62525

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Tennis Racquets Available Upon Request.

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INTERMEDIATE ADULT DRILLS (Ages 15+)

This class is for players who play competitively. Classes are usually high energy and require reasonable ball control. Emphasis is on conditioning, drills and strategy. All classes are held at Galvin Community Park, 3330 Yulupa Ave. Days: Tue, Thur Time: 6:30-8:00pm Fee: $60 (S.R. Resident $50)

Days: Sundays Time: 9:00-10:30am Fee: $35 (S.R. Resident $25)

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Dates: 3/4, 3/11 3/18, 3/25 4/1, 4/8 4/15, 4/22 4/29, 5/6 5/13, 5/20 5/27, 6/3 6/10, 6/17 6/24, 7/1 7/8, 7/15 7/22, 7/29 8/5, 8/12


Youth Tennis

Youth Tennis Lessons 10 & UNDER TENNIS (Ages 5-10)

BEGINNER / ADVANCED BEGINNER Ten and Under Tennis is designed and (Ages 6-14) structured for kids to learn, rally, and play quickly in a rewarding and enjoyable fashion. In a decision that will fundamentally change the future landscape of tennis in the United States, 10 and Under Tennis caters to a child’s age and size by tailoring the equipment, court dimensions, and scoring system. All classes are held at Galvin Community Park, 3330 Yulupa Ave. Days: Tue & Thur Time: 4:30-5:30pm Fee: $60 (S.R. Resident $50) Barcode: 62811 62812 62813 62814 62815 62816 62817 62818 62819 62820 62821 62822

Dates: 3/6, 3/8, 3/13, 3/15 3/20, 3/22, 3/27, 3/29 4/3, 4/5, 4/10, 4/12 4/14, 4/19, 4/24, 4/26 5/1, 5/3, 5/8, 5/10 5/15, 5/17, 5/22, 5/24 5/29, 5/31, 6/5, 6/7 6/12, 6/14, 6/19, 6/21 6/26, 6/28, 7/3, 7/5 7/10, 7/12, 7/17, 7/19 7/24, 7/26, 7/31, 8/2 8/7, 8/9, 8/14, 8/16

BEGINNER: This class provides the basics of tennis. Am emphasis is placed on fun. ADVANCED BEGINNER: This fun class provides a review of the basics as well as an introduction to scoring. Students must be able to rally with other students before entering this class. All classes are held at Galvin Community Park, 3330 Yulupa Ave. Days: Mon, Wed Time: 5:30-6:30pm Fee: $60 (S.R. Resident $50) Barcode: 62662 62663 62680 62681 62682 62683 62684 62685 62686 62687 62688 62689

Dates: 3/5, 3/7, 3/12, 3/14 3/19, 3/21, 3/26, 3/28 4/2, 4/4, 4/9, 4/11 4/16, 4/18, 4/23, 4/25 4/30, 5/2, 5/7, 5/9 5/14, 5/16, 5/21, 5/23 5/28, 5/30, 6/4, 6/6 6/11, 6/13, 6/18, 6/20 6/25, 6/27, 7/2, 7/4 7/9, 7/11, 7/16, 7/18 7/23, 7/25, 7/30, 8/1 8/6, 8/8, 8/13, 8/15

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INTERMEDIATE/ ADVANCED TOURNAMENT PREP TENNIS (Ages 8-17)

This class is for students who play competitively. Emphasis is on conditioning, strategy, drills, and positive court behavior. This class is designed to prepare players for high school/ Tournament Level tennis. All classes are held at Galvin Community Park, 3330 Yulupa Ave. Days: Mon, Wed, Sun Time: 4:00-5:30pm, Sun: 4-6pm Fee: $70/$80 Non-resident Barcode: 62702 62704 62705 62706 62707 62708

Dates: March 5-April 1 April 2-April 29 April 30-May 27 May 28-June 24 June 25-July 22 July 23- August 19

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Fitness & Sports

2012 Youth Tennis Camp Schedule All aspects of tennis will be covered in these fun-filled, four day tennis camps. For two hours each day, the participants will have time for instruction, practice, and games. All camps will be held at Galvin Tennis Courts for ages 6-14.

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June 4-7

9-11am

$70NR/$60 SR Res.

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June 11-14

9-11am

$70NR/$60 SR Res.

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June 18-21

9-11am

$70NR/$60 SR Res.

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June 25-28

9-11am

$70NR/$60 SR Res.

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July 2-5

9-11am

$70NR/$60 SR Res.

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July 9-12

9-11am

$70NR/$60 SR Res.

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July 16-19

9-11am

$70NR/$60 SR Res.

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July 23-26

9-11am

$70NR/$60 SR Res.

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July30-Aug 2 9-11am

$70NR/$60 SR Res.

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Aug 6-9

$70NR/$60 SR Res.

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9-11am

Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs 3/19-3/22 8:30-10:30am $70 (S.R. Resident $60) #62709 Camp held at Galvin Tennis Courts

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If our days and times are not suitable for your needs, let one of our knowledgeable teaching pros help specialize a program for you. Please call 217-7785 for more information.

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for more information: Contact Jason Beard at 217-7785 or jasonbeardmusic@gmail.com


Youth

Fitness & Sports little sluggers t-ball (Ages 4-7) Boys & Girls

Come join Rec & Parks in our fun and exciting Little Sluggers T-Ball league for boys and girls. Teams will practice six times and play games on Saturdays starting April 21. Sign ups will continue until March 28, 2012, or until leagues are full. Sign up on-line. Sat, 4/21 Time TBA $80 (S.R. Resident $70) Rincon Valley Community Park #62542

Youth outdoor Soccer League (Ages 4-7) Boys & Girls

Come join Rec & Parks in our fun and exciting Youth Outdoor Soccer League for boys and girls. Teams will have games and practices starting on Saturday, September 29. Sign ups will continue till September 5, 2012, or until leagues are full. Sat, 9/29 Time TBA $80 (S.R. Resident $70) Rincon Valley Community Park #62543

For more information on being a volunteer coach, please call 543-3281

Looking for gift ideas? Give the gift of an experience! Purchase your Recreation & Parks gift card today! Give the gift of a cooking or art class to a friend! How about a karate or ballet class for your grandchild? Or, a week of camp for that favorite niece or nephew! Gift cards can be used towards any of the classes or activities in the Activity Guide. They can be purchased at the Finley Community Center, 2060 W. College Avenue, Santa Rosa For more information www.santarosarec.com or call 543-3737

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Fitness & Sports

~ Recreation & Parks Summer Sports Camps ~ ~ Youth Basketball Camp ~

~Youth Soccer Camp ~

In this special 5-day camp run by the City of Santa Rosa Sports Staff, we will learn and build upon the fundamentals of basketball through lessons, drills, and games. This camp will be held in the new state-of-the-art Sheppard Gymnasium, 1777 West Ave.

In this special 5-day camp run by the City of Santa Rosa Sports Staff, we will learn and build upon the fundamentals of soccer through lessons, drills, and games. This camp will be held at Rincon Valley Community Park, off of Montecito Blvd. in Rincon Valley.

Ages: Date: Times: Fee: Place:

Ages: Dates: Times: Fee: Place:

Boys and Girls 5-7 & 7-14 June 4-8 9am-12pm (ages 5-7) & 9am-3pm (ages 7-14) $99 residents/ $109 non-residents (ages 7-14) $69 residents/ $79 non-residents (ages 5-7) Sheppard Gymnasium

Barcode for ages 5-7: Barcode for ages 7-14:

#62549 #62548

Boys and Girls 4-6 & 7-14 Session 1 June 18-22 Session 2 July 23-27 9am-12pm (ages 4-6) & 9am-3pm (ages 7-14) $99 residents/ $109 non-residents (ages 7-14) $69 residents/ $79 non-residents (ages 4-6) Rincon Valley Community Park

Session 1

Barcode for ages 4-6: Barcode for ages 7-14:

Session 2

Barcode for ages 4-6: Barcode for ages 7-14:

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Join the City of Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks for its 1st Annual 3.17 mile St. Patrick’s Day Run/Walk to benefit recreation programs and facilities.

3:00 p.m. Saturday, March 17, 2012 Juilliard Park After the run/walk, celebrate with a corned beef and cabbage dinner prepared by On Q Catering. Purchase dinner tickets in advance! All finishers will receive a commemorative mug. Registration will open on January 9th. Visit us at www.santarosarec.com Presented by:

Get Ready for the Run!! Fleet Feet Sports and New Balance have teamed up to offer the largest 5K training program in the nation! If you have ever tried to start a running program in the past and felt you couldn’t keep up or needed to be in better shape, this is the program for YOU! The 10-week program will prepare you for the St. Patrick's Day Run/Walk

Info Meeting/First Run: Saturday, January 7th, 2012 at 9:00 AM at Fleet Feet Santa Rosa Group meets: Tuesdays at 6:00 PM and Saturdays at 9:00 AM Visit www.fleetfeetsantarosa.com for more information on training groups

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Looking for gift ideas? Give the gift of an experience! Purchase your Recreation & Parks gift card today! Gift cards can be used towards any of the classes or activities in the Activity Guide.

For more information, call 543-3737 or go to www.santarosarec.com

Chartering Rosie the Trolley adds a unique element of fun to any event. She features a beautiful, old fashioned wood and brass interior, clanging Trolley bell, along with modern touches of air conditioning and wheelchair accessibility. Leave your transportation & parking worries to us! Holds 25 passengers Skilled driver Shuttle to Birthday Parties, Weddings, Special Events & Wine Tours w w w . r e nt r o s i e . c o m ( 7 07 ) 54 3 - 32 25

A big “Thank You” to our local PG&E Company

for providing full funding to replace Rosie’s CNG (compressed natural gas) fuel tanks . Clean & efficient—that’s our Rosie!

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Need a Unique Gift Idea? Surprise a loved one with an engraved brick which will be permanently installed in the NEW courtyard of the Finley Community Center!

Proceeds go toward funding the new Senior Wing at the Finley Community Center!

Your engraved brick will become a permanent part of the courtyard which will feature a fountain centered around the elegant, bronze “Peanuts” sculpture donated by the Charles Schulz family. The courtyard will be the central meeting place and the heart of the entire Finley Community Center. An engraved brick is a one-of-a-kind way to leave a lasting impression of your family, friends or business in a central meeting place.

4” x 8” brick with up to 3 lines of text ($50) 8” x 8” brick with up to 6 lines of text ($100) Buy Five 4” x 8” Bricks, Get One Free! Buy Five 8” x 8” Bricks, Get One Free!

For more information: 542-1228

For a Brick Order Form, visit www.santarosaseniorcenter.org

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Adults 16+

Special Populations

Differently Abled Adults & Teens Social and recreational activities for teens and adults, 16 and over, with developmental disabilities DANCES- Co-Sponsored with Becoming Independent

Dances are the second Monday of every month (unless otherwise noted) at the Steele Lane Community Center from 7:00-8:30pm. A DJ provides music for dancing. *Admission is $5.00 per person. Soft drinks are available for purchase. Participants must have a current I.D. and emergency phone number for admission. Wheelchair accessible.

ADVENTURE DAYS

Adventure Days are offered one Saturday a month, September through April, from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Participants spend the day at the Steele Lane Community Center. Activities are varied and can include cooking, arts and crafts, games, videos and social time. Check bulletin for details. Fee is $8.00 per person. Pre-registration is required. Wheelchair accessible. Bring a lunch; beverages are provided.

Barbeque Social Lunch

We would like to invite you to our new summer BBQ Social now held on Saturdays from 10:30am-12:30pm in May, June and July at the Bennett Valley Senior Center. We will provide lunch and some fun social time for all. You are welcome to bring something to share with the group. Cost is $7.00. See the bulletin for additional information. Preregistration is required. The facility is wheelchair accessible.

Activity Bulletin

Details of the monthly events are mailed or emailed to participants every six months. To be added to the mailing list call 543-3737.

Visually Impaired Persons (V.I.P.’s) Activity Group If you are blind or visually impaired, join us for activities which can include guest speakers, arts and crafts, exercise, music, games and topics of interest to the group. The #8 Santa Rosa City bus stops at the corner of Sonoma and Hoen Avenues. Volunteer Wheels or Santa Rosa Paratransit can also be used. Participants should be able to participate independently in the program. For the comfort and safety of participants and staff, we ask that those with special needs be accompanied by an attendant. For more information, call 543-3737.

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Day: Time: Fee: Location:

1st & 3rd Fridays 9:30am - 12pm $4.00 Doyle Clubhouse 1700 Hoen Avenue

Day and time are subject to change due to field trips and special events.

V.I.P.’s


Adults

Social Dances

Weekly Social Dances Senior Ballroom Dances

Every Friday at the Finley Community Center, 1:00-4:00pm, $7.00 at the door. Age 50 and over. Finley Community Center E. Person Auditorium, 2060 W. College Avenue, Santa Rosa. See page 145 or more information.

Monthly Social Dances Dance for Differently Abled Adults

Second Monday of each month, 7:00-8:30pm, $5.00 at door. Age 16 and over. Steele Lane Center, Dohn Room. See page 92 for more information.

“NiGHT CLUB TWO-STEP PARTY” AT FINLEY (Age 18+)

For those adults who love to dance. D.J. Steve Luther mixes the greatest sounds from the 40’s to the present. Enjoy dancing to Swing, Ballroom, Latin, and nightclub favorites in our beautiful auditorium. Enjoy lessons taught by professional dance instructors. Experience the best ballroom dancing in Santa Rosa! Dates: The third Friday of each month: February 17, March 16, April 20, May 18, June 15, July 20, August 17 Times: 7:00 - 7:30pm Nightclub lesson 7:30 - 8:00pm Nightclub lesson 8:00 - 10:30pm Dancing with DJ Steve Fee: $7.00 Dance only $10.00 Lesson & Dance Place:

Finley Community Center E. Person Auditorium 2060 W. College Avenue Santa Rosa

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If you have the event... we have the space ! Rental Facility Ourpage multi purpose community centers whole are available to rent for your meeting or special event! F F F F F F F F F F F F

Non-Profit Rates Fund Raisers Conferences Business Meetings Birthdays Baptisms Quincea単eras Weddings & Receptions Anniversaries Retirements Church Meetings Service Club Meetings

For further information, go to www.santarosarec.com Steele Lane Center 415 Steele Lane rentsteele@srcity.org

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Finley Center 2060 W. College Ave. rentfinley@srcity.org

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Senior Center 704 Bennett Valley Rd. rentseniorcenter@srcity.org


Adults

Dance Classes bollywood dance for fun (Age 18+) 1 Day

bollywood basics (Age 18+) 4 Weeks

Sat, 4/14 10:00am-12:00pm B.V. Sr. Center/Rm 19 $34 (S.R. Resident $24) #62451

Tue, 5/1-5/22 6:00-7:00pm Finley/Live Oak Rm $44 (S.R. Resident $34) #62452

In this 2-hour workshop students will enjoy learning new movements to energizing East Asian and Middle Eastern influenced music. Bollywood dance, from Bombay, India is a unique experience, full of nuances and fun packed dance rhythms. Bollywood dance will get you shaking and moving every part of your body, and smiling even while you sweat off your day. The workshop will also include a background and history of Bollywood dance. Come and enjoy the fun, the workout, the joy! Min 10 Max 20 Instructor: Julie Marques staff -Cindy Sims.

In this series, students will learn the basic styles and choreography of Bollywood dance. We will enjoy a fun workout while learning a simple choreography from one style of Bollywood dance. Students will come away with underlying foundational movements of Bollywood dance and a feel for the music and dance that is unique, energizing and tons of fun. Classes will be enjoyable for people with little, none or much dance experience. Sign up for a series and come join the Bollywood bananza! Min 10 Max 20 Instructor: Julie Marques staff -Cindy Sims. Bollywood Basics

FLAMENCO DANCE FOR BEGINNERs (Age 18+) 8 Weeks

Stomping feet, graceful hands and most important – attitude! This is the proud and powerful dance from Spain known as Flamenco. This course provides an introduction to the basic technique needed, including footwork patterns, arm and hand movements, hip movement, and a general understanding of Flamenco rhythms. Students are encouraged to wear a shoe with a sturdy heel. Character projection and confidence building exercises are also taught. Min 10 Max 20 Instructor: Joelle Goncalves, 8 yrs. experience, studied with local professionals and world famous flamenco artists in Spain. Artistic Director of local dance troupe “Sol Flamenco.” Wed, *2/22-4/18 (*No class 3/21) 5:30-6:30pm B.V. Senior Ctr./Rm 19 $68 (S.R. Resident $58) #60763 Flamenco with Joelle

(6 Weeks) Wed, 7/11-8/15 5:30-6:30pm B.V. Senior Ctr./Rm 19 $52 (S.R. Resident $42) #60765

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Wed, *5/2-6/27 (*No class 5/30) 5:30-6:30pm B.V. Senior Ctr./Rm 19 $68 (S.R. Resident $58) #60764 “Joelle is an excellent teacher with passion for Flamenco dancing.”

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Dance Classes ZILLS, ZILLS, ZILLS! FINGER CYMBALS FOR MIDDLE EASTERN DANCE (Age 18+) 6 Weeks

New!

Finger cymbals (“zills”) are musical instruments used by Middle Eastern dancers while performing, and this class is for the student who has begun to dance and play zills. Theresea Jade will fulfill your needs to become a more proficient zill player using various rhythm combinations in; beladi, 4/4, 2/4, and 9/8 rhythm patterns. You also will explore basic patterns in, 5/8 6/8 and 7/8 rhythms, working from the basics and then advancing to more difficult combinations. Zill pattern rhythms will be played with some very simple choreography. Please bring your own zills to each class. Min 8 Max 15 Instructor: Theresea Jade who has played and danced using these patterns for decades and is well known for her choreographies in zill dances in Sonoma County and the greater Bay Area. Zills, Zills, Zills!

BEGINNING/INTERMEDIATE BELLY DANCE (Age 18+) 20 weeks

Come join Theresea Jade for belly dance! Belly dance is a great way to remain flexible and stay in shape while having fun.As an art form that has ancient roots. This class is mixed level and reviews dance basics while learning new combinations on a weekly basis. Wear comfortable clothing: leotard and tights, shorts, loose pants. Information will be given the first week of class for those wishing to purchase costuming (not a requirement). Min 18 Max 30 Instructor: Theresea Jade is a well known performer and belly dance instructor throughout Sonoma County and the Greater Bay Area, bringing her award winning choreographer/dancer expertise to her students in dance. Have fun with Belly Dance!

JEWELS OF BELADI dance troupe (Age 18+) 20 Weeks

Join Theresea Jade and the Jewels of Beladi in this performance level class for students who have taken her beginning/ intermediate level classes or have had advanced belly dance classes. Costuming is required along with playing finger cymbals and learning various rhythms from Middle-Eastern music. A variety of choreographies will be presented and performance opportunities will be available, and at the end, everyone is invited to participate in a “Hafla” belly dance show! Min 15 Max 20 Instructor: Theresea Jade (See Beg/Intermediate Belly Dance bio)

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Dance Classes Course

Barcode

Location

Age

Day

Date

Time

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Zills, Zills, Zills – Class fee is $49 (S.R. Resident $39)

Theresea Jade

Theresea Jade

(6 Weeks)

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Steele Lane/Room 6

18+

Wed

5/9-6/13

5:45-6:45pm

Beginning/Intermediate Bellydance - Class fee is $105 (S.R. Resident $95) (20 weeks)

61546 Steele Lane/DeMeo Rm 18+

Tue

*2/21-7/17

6:15-7:15pm

Jewels of Beladi Dance Troupe – Class fee is $175 (S.R. Resident $165)

(20 Weeks)

61547 Steele Lane/DeMeo Rm 18+

Tue

Santa Rosa Plaza

*2/21-7/17

7:15-8:45pm

*No 4/24, 7/3

Theresea Jade

*No 4/24, 7/3

707.544.4755

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Arts & Crafts ACRYLIc painting made easy (Age 18+) 4 Weeks

Discover your inner artist while exploring the versatility of acrylic paints. Learn about mixing and using color for best effects, experiment with texture, from thick to thin, different brushes, use of palette knife, texturing mediums. Are you drawn to realism, impressionism, abstraction? Find out by exploring different subjects: landscape, abstract designs, still life, or fantasy. This class is for beginners as well as more experienced painters looking for stimulus and feedback. Fee includes materials. Min 8 Max 12 Instructor: Sasha Pepper, over 30 yrs professional artist and teaching experience, M.A. in Art from UC Berkeley.

Painting with Acrylics

~ Pablo Picasso

WET, WONDERFUL WATERCOLOR! (Age 18+) 4 Weeks

This class is for those who have always wanted to draw (but never thought they could!) and those who want to brush up on their skills. Emphasis will be on “learning to see” and exploring the basic elements of drawing, including line, form, shading, perspective, and composition. The instructor uses both innovative right-brain exercises and traditional approaches to help you gain technical mastery, as well as developing your individual vision and sketching style. All materials included. Min 8 Max 12 Instructor: Sasha Pepper, (See Painting with Acrylics information.)

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Stretch your drawing skills by drawing “dry!” This class is for those who already have some drawing skills and want to expand using new tools and techniques. Dry tools such as conte`, colored pencils, charcoal, and chalk pastels pencils will be combined with pencil, then all will be applied using a variety of techniques on different types of paper. All materials are included. Min 8 Max 12 Instructor: Kathryn Cerasoli, degree in art from San Jose State University. (See Watercolor for full bio)

“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”

DRAWING FOR BEGINNERS: BASICS & BEYOND (Age 18+) 4 Weeks

Course

DRAWING “DRY” (Age 18+) 4 Weeks

All that water seems to scare some people off, but you can learn to tame this wonderful wet medium and make it work for you! This beginning class starts off with color, and then introduces proper brushes, paper, tools and technique. All materials are included. Min 8 Max 12 Instructor: Kathryn Cerasoli, degree in art from San Jose State University, over 30 years painting experience, has taught art classes in Sonoma, Napa and Marin Counties through Recreation & Parks, SRJC and Community Education.

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Drawing for Beginners – Class fee is $77 (S.R. Resident $67) (4 Weeks) 60783 B.V. Senior Ctr./Rm 17 18+ Wed 2/22-3/14 6:30-8:30pm (4 Weeks) 60784 B.V. Senior Ctr./Rm 16 18+ Tue 5/1-5/22 6:30-8:30pm

Sasha Pepper

Acrylic Painting Made Easy – Class fee is $93 (S.R. Resident $83) (4 Weeks) 61228 Finley/Willow Rm 18+ Tue 3/27-4/17 6:00-8:30pm (4 Weeks) 61230 Finley/Willow Rm 18+ Tue 6/5-6/26 6:00-8:30pm

Sasha Pepper

Drawing Dry – Class fee is $89 (S.R. Resident $79) (4 Weeks) 61234 Finley/Willow Rm 18+ Wed 2/22-3/14 9:30-11:30am

Kathryn Cerasoli

Wet, Wonderful Watercolor – Class fee is $92 (S.R. Resident $82) (4 Weeks) 61235 Finley/Willow Rm 18+ Tue 5/1-5/22 5:30-7:30pm

Kathryn Cerasoli

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Arts & Crafts INTRO TO COLLAGE (Age 13+) 4 Weeks

Experience the exciting and creative art form of collage! Kathryn will introduce tools, mediums, glues and sealers along with basic concepts such as scale, composition, texture and principles of design techniques to help you create your 12” x 16” collage project. Small “vignette” pieces will help you gain familiarity with working in this art form as you learn to utilize fibers, papers, paint and a variety of surfaces. All materials are included and the class is open to all ability levels. Min 8 Max 12 Instructor: Kathryn Cerasoli, degree in art from San Jose State University, over 30 years art experience, teaches throughout Sonoma, Napa and Marin Counties. Mon, 2/27-3/19 6:15-8:15pm Finley/Willow Rm $93 (S.R. Resident $83) #61233

painting WITH 4 MEDIUMS (Age 18+) 4 Weeks

Adult Mosaics

ADULT MOSAICS (Age 18+) 4 Weeks

Have you ever been captivated by the sight of a beautiful mosaic and wished that you could create a masterpiece of your very own? Then join this class! We start off creating a simple stepping stone using the direct method of mosaics, and then we will finish with an indirect method that creates a freeform shape using mirrors, glass and tile. All materials are included. Min 8 Max 12 Instructor: Kathryn Cerasoli, degree in art from San Jose State University, over 30 years art experience, teaches throughout Sonoma, Napa and Marin Counties.

Unsure what painting medium interests you? Then try them all! This course explores four different painting mediums: watercolor, acrylics and pastels in traditional dry form and new wet form– an exciting way to work with the traditional chalk form. Each class will focus on the unique medium, comparing differences and similarities, the brushes and tools needed and the proper and traditional supports (paper or canvas). Fee includes all materials. Min 8 Max 12 Instructor: Kathryn Cerasoli, degree in art from San Jose State University, over 30 years painting experience, has taught art classes in Sonoma, Napa and Marin Counties through Recreation & Parks, SRJC and Community Education. Mon, 4/30-5/21 6:15-8:15pm Finley/Willow Rm $92 (S.R. Resident $82) #61229

Mon, 4/2-4/23 9:30-11:30am Finley/Willow Rm $92 (S.R. Resident $82) #61232 Mon, 4/2-4/23 6:15-8:15pm Finley/Willow Rm $92 (S.R. Resident $82) #61231

Collage for creative possibilities

For Floral Arranging Workshops, please see page 102.

For Gourd Craft Classes, please see page 101.

Get creative with paint!

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Arts & Crafts Handmade card workshops allow you to give yourself a gift, then a chance to pass it on!

LOVELY AS A TREE – CARDS FOR SPRING (Age 18+)

Trees are such beautiful harbinger of spring. Their green leaves and blossoms show us that the warmer season is on its way. Trees come in all shapes and sizes, and the possibilities for integrating them in little pieces of art are endless. Come join us and see how easy it is to add trees to four beautiful cards, one of them especially for the men in our life. This class is designed for beginners as well as for intermediate card makers. All card-making materials are provided. Please bring a pair of sharp paper-cutting scissors and a pencil. Min 8 Max 10 Instructor: Carola Bartz, paper crafter and mixed media artist Thu, 3/1 6:30-8:30pm Finley/Maple Rm $30 (S.R. Resident $20) #61169

Mixed Media Bird Canvas

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CREATING CARDS WITH PHOTOS (Age 18+)

In a time when we can take photos wherever we are, we have accumulated quite a collection, most of which are sleeping silently in our computer. Bring these photos to class and create one-of-a-kind cards with them, using your leftover scraps of paper. We will use different genres of photography – portrait, landscape and architecture – to create our cards. This class is designed for beginners as well as for intermediate card makers. All card-making materials and photos are provided. Please bring a pair of sharp paper-cutting scissors and a pencil. Min 8 Max 10 Instructor: Carola Bartz, photographer, paper crafter and mixed media artist Thu, 4/5 6:30-8:00pm Finley/Maple Rm $28 (S.R. Resident $18) #61170

CREATE A MIXED MEDIA BIRD CANVAS (Age 18+)

Elegant Peyote Cuff Bracelet

ELEGANT PEYOTE CUFF BRACELET (Age 18+) 3 Days

New!

Come and discover the wonderful world of mixed media! You will have a lot of fun while creating a 5x5 inch canvas with a beautiful bird scene, using paper, acrylic paints and fabric. It is easier than you think! Be prepared to get your hands dirty! This is a beginners’ class, but if you already have some experience in mixed media and would like to join, you are welcome. Please bring a pair of sharp fabric shears and paper cutting scissors. All materials are included. Min 8 Max 10 Instructor: Carola Bartz, paper crafter and mixed media artist. Thu, 4/19 6:30-8:00pm Finley/Willow Rm $30 (S.R. Resident $20) #61171

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New!

Join Joan as she offers her elegant, offloom bead weaving flat peyote stitch! Your narrow cuff bracelet starts with a flat peyote base, moves onto pearls across the base, then is further enhanced by weaving beads on each side. Joan designed this class for beginners and for those who have taken her basic jewelry construction class and have asked for more! You will have a very fashionable bracelet at completion of this class. All bracelet materials are included and no tools are needed. Kits will be offered in a few different colors. If you need glasses for reading, you will need them for this class. Min 8 Max 9 Instructor: Joan Evans Tue, 5/1-5/15 7:00-9:00pm Finley/Maple Rm $70 (S.R. Resident $60) #62079

“I love Joan! She was very patient and had lots of beading information and knowledge.”


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Arts & Crafts Instructor: Jeri Nager is a gifted local gourd artist who has been showing her gourds and patiently teaching her craft for several years here, and throughout the Bay Area.

creating gourd art (Age 18+) 1 Day

Transform a common garden gourd into a unique work of art with wood burning tools and various coloring techniques. Patterns and designs will be available for transfer, or bring your own ideas. This workshop will cover all aspects of gourd craft, including preparing the surface, staining, and finishing. No artistic skill required, just a creative spirit. All tools, materials, supplies, including the gourd, are provided. If you ever wondered what to do with all those gourds out back, take this opportunity to learn and have some fun in the process. Min 6 Max 10

GOURD LUMINARIES (AGE 18+) 1 Day

New!

Light up your life, your home, your yard & patio with easy-to-make luminaries made from...GOURDS! Artist/ Instructor Jeri Nager will show you how to, with a few well placed cuts, special paint and decorations, create soft night lights, stunning patio lights, driveway lights and more. No electricity is required and no hazardous materials are involved. Just add a battery operated candle and your gourd will be glowing, attracting nothing but compliments! Min 6 Max 10 Thu, 4/12 6:00-9:00pm Steele Lane/Rm 6 $55 (S.R. Resident $45) #62454

Thu, 3/8 6:00-9:00pm Steele Lane/Rm 6 $55 (S.R. Resident $45) #62456

Looking for gift ideas? Give the gift of an experience! Purchase your Recreation & Parks gift card today! Gift cards can be used towards any of the classes or activities in the Activity Guide.

GOURD BIRDHOUSES (Age 18+) 1 Day

Grace your garden or patio with a lovely environmentally harmonious habitat for your feathered friends. Create it yourself from a common garden gourd. Learn valuable techniques for cutting, coloring and finishing your gourd to attract the birds and keep it weather-safe. Gain lots of useful tips about gourd craft, and the use of simple cutting tools and wood burners. Step by step instructions are provided. All the tools, materials and the gourd needed to complete your project are included. No previous skill required. Beginners to advanced welcome. Min 6 Max 10 Tue, 5/15 6:00-9:00pm Steele Lane/Rm 6 $55 (S.R. Resident $45) #62453

Gourd Luminaries

Gift cards may be purchased at Finley Community Center, 2060 W. College Avenue, Santa Rosa

For more information www.santarosarec.com or call 543-3737 Gourd Birdhouse

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Arts & Crafts ~ Flowers by Lorrie ~ Instructor: Lorrie Abbott received her floral certificate in 1994. Her floral work has been appreciated at weddings and parties since 1990.

CORSAGES & BOUTONNIEres (Age 15+) 1 Day

Prom coming up soon? Planning a wedding? Anniversary party for your parents, or Mother’s Day? Make your own fresh flower corsages & boutonnieres in this class for every occasion. We will make a corsage, a wrist corsage, and 2 boutonnieres in this class for you to take home. Bring a sharp pair of scissors. All materials provided. Sign up no later than Friday, March. 23. Material fee of $10.00 due to instructor at class, cash only please. NEW: Teens (15+) are welcome in this class as long as they register with a parent and pay the registration and material fee. Min 5 Max 12

MINI BOUQUETS AND DEMO OF WEDDING BOUQUET (Age 18+) 1 Day

Bouquets for all occasions! Bouquets for your wedding day, Valentine’s Day, Mothers Day, and for table decorations any time of the year for your guests to take home. We will make several fresh flower mini bouquets for you to take home in this class. Instruction from start to finish including the bows! The construction of one large bridal bouquet will be demonstrated. All materials provided. Bring a sharp pair of scissors. Sign up no later than Friday, April 13. Material fee of $15.00 due to instructor at class, cash only please. Min 5 Max 12

Corsages & Boutonnieres

Mon, 3/26 6:00-7:30pm Finley/Maple Rm $30 (S.R. Resident $20) #62382

WEDDING TABLE CENTERPIECE (Age 18+) 1 Day

A round table arrangement will be made by each student in this class to take home. A variety of fresh flowers and wedding decorations will be used. This arrangement can be used year round for many occasions with just a change of flowers and decorations. Bring a sharp pair of scissors. All materials provided. Sign up no later than Friday, May 18. Material fee of $15.00 due to instructor at class, cash only please. Min 5 Max 12 Mon, 5/21 6:00-7:30pm Finley/Maple Rm $34 (S.R. Resident $24) #62384

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Mon, 4/16 6:00-7:30pm Finley/Maple Rm $34 (S.R. Resident $24) #62383

Balloon art twisting the night away! (Age 8+) 1 Day

Learn a new skill - Balloon twisting! Make a doggie and giraffe or a party hat just for the fun of it. The basics will be taught, and you can be as creative as you like. This class is designed for the beginner, young and old alike. You’ll be able to entertain family and friends with this new fun skill. Everyone will take home their own balloon sculpting creations. Min 8 Max 20 Instructor: Pamela Sue Porter is a clown/juggler/facepainter/balloon artist -.A.K.A. Twizzle the Clown She has taught improvisation, juggling, face painting, balloon art, stilt walking and much more. She is with the Hiccup Circus in the winter in Hawaii and is a local performer in Santa Rosa. Tue, 7/31 6:30-8:00pm Finley/Maple Rm $30 (S.R. Resident $20) #62455

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CAKE DECORATING AND AUTHENTIC MEXICAN BAKING WITH JUDITH GUZMAN (Age 18+)

New!

Professional cake decorator Judith Guzman started her passion for cake decorating and baking as a young child and is now owner/operator of Pasteles Fiesta Bakery in Santa Rosa (est. 1998). Her skills have won her Gold Medals in the Harvest Fair since 2007. Classes are a combination of demonstration and hands-on learning so bring an apron! Bilingual in English & Spanish.

PAN DULCE – MEXICAN SWEET BREAD (3 Days)

History states that the French occupation in the early 1800s introduced Mexico to the French bread. Then after “Cinco de Mayo,” the love for this bread remained. Mexican bakers quickly adopted the French techniques to make their own varieties, with ingredients like blanched almonds, raisins, pine nuts, candied peel, and aniseed. The term pan dulce means "sweet bread" in Spanish and is similar to its ancestor, the Italian Panettone. Shapes include seashell, horns or rounds. Now a favorite in Mexican households, these sweet breads go well with coffee or hot chocolate. Min 10 Max 12 Sweet Pan Dulce

CAPIROTADA - EASTER BREAD PUDDING (1 DAY)

Capriotada is one of the most traditional Lenten dishes in Mexico. Both sweet and savory, it combines bread pudding with cheese for a truly delicious flavor. Legend has it that Capirotada was created by using leftovers before the Lent fast and provided protein in the form of cheese and nuts. This bubbling and aromatic dish is a comfort food in traditional Mexican households and now you too can experience its historic, rich flavors! Min 8 Max 12 Wed, 2/22 6:00-8:00pm Finley/Kitchen $50 (S.R. Resident $40) #62864

Mon, 3/12-3/26 9:00-11:00am Finley/Kitchen $75 (S.R. Resident $65) #62865

GELANTINA FLORA CAKES (1 Day)

BASIC CAKE DECORATING (4 Days)

Let Judith’s 18 years of experience show you how to get started decorating your own cakes! She will introduce you to the basic tools, variety of ingredients, techniques, various decorating tips and explain the correct temperatures for success. Bring an apron and a lint-free dish towel to each class. Contact Judith at 568-7051 or pastelsfiesta@att.net for decorating tools list. Min 10 Max 12 Tue, 3/27-4/17 6:00-9:00pm, 3/27 6:00-8:00pm, 4/3-4/17 Finley/Kitchen $104 (S.R. Resident $94) #62866 Tue, 7/10-7/31 6:00-9:00pm, 7/10 6:00-8:00pm, 7/17-7/31 Finley/Kitchen $104 (S.R. Resident $94) #62867

Gelantina Flora cakes contain beautifully shaped flowers like chrysanthemums, roses and sunflowers suspended in a compact hemisphere of clear gelatin that appear too good to eat! Let Judith show you her special techniques and introduce you to the tools and ingredients for this impressive and unique dessert found on Mexican tables for special family celebrations. Tool kits are available to purchase in class. Min 8 Max 12 Sat, 7/28 9:00-12:00pm Finley/Kitchen $90 (S.R. Resident $80) #62869

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COOKING WITH JILL NUSSINOW, “THE VEGGIE QUEEN” (Age 14+) Jill Nussinow, aka The Veggie Queen™, as she shares her passion and enthusiasm for pressure cooking with you. Jill has been successfully teaching people how to pressure cook for the past 16 years. She is the author of the newly released cookbook, The New Fast Food™:The Veggie Queen Pressure Cooks Whole Food Meals in Less than 30 Minutes. Min 10 Max 14

FEARLESS PRESSURE COOKING FOR EVERYONE: THE NEW FAST FOOD™

The modern pressure cooker is fast, quiet and completely safe. Jill says, “If I had a dollar for each person who told me that they are afraid of the pressure cooker, I could retire. Instead, I’m going to keep teaching because once people learn to use a pressure cooker, they find that it changes their life.” So come learn how to use a pressure cooker and watch as Jill quickly pressure cooks dishes from breakfast through dessert such as Three-Minute Steel Cut Oats, Broccoli with Ginger, Garlic and Turmeric, Thick and Hearty Mushroom Barley Stew, Black Lentil, Winter Vegetable and Wild Rice Soup and Creamy Coconut Almond Risotto. Come prepared to be amazed at how quickly these dishes come together and bring your appetite! Thu, 3/8 6:00-9:00pm Finley/Kitchen $53 (S.R. Resident $43) #61217

Spotlight on Cooking Instructor Jill Nussinow Jill Nussinow calls herself “The Veggie Queen” and for very good reasons! With more than 25 years teaching cooking, a Masters Degree in Nutrition and teaching at Santa Rosa Junior College in the culinary department for 20+ years, Jill has definitely earned that title. Jill started teaching cooking because she found that it was much easier to teach people about nutrition through food than any other way. Her philosophy is that everyone needs to eat, but not everyone understands nutrients. So to help with the education process, Jill lures people in with fresh and tasty food that they themselves can easily prepare. Jill’s goal is to show you how be, and stay, nourished in a tasty way! Through her workshops she teaches you how and why eating what’s fresh and in-season makes a difference in your life and in your health. Jill enjoys the Finley Community Center for its great staff and the teaching kitchen makes it easy to have fun with her students.

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HEALTHY MEDITERRANEAN ITALIAN COOKING WITH DOMENICO CARDANO (Age 18+)

Chef Domenico Cardano, originally from the Apulia region in Italy which is well known for their delicious healthy Mediterranean cuisine, traveled throughout Europe, promoting and sharing the local cuisine, wine and popular traditions, his passion brought him to work many different restaurants in North and South Italy. In 2008, Domenico came to America and worked for Scopa Restaurant in Healdsburg with the talented chef Ari Piretti Rosen, and in 2009 opened “Grana et Vina,” which offers catering & hands-on cooking classes so he can share his experience and passion for good food! Min 10 Max 14

EASY, FAST & FUN APULIAN CAVATELLI PASTA

In a virtual trip to south Italy, join Chef Domenico as he leads you to the flavors of Puglia, his native region in Italy. Domenico will show you how to make traditional Cavatelli Pasta from scratch, using Semolina flour without eggs, and to prepare two sauces, one made with sausage and the other vegan, each a fresh sauce with tangy flavors. Bring your apron and experience in this hands-on class how easy, fast and fun it is to make this simple pasta dish! Thu, 3/1 6:00-8:30pm Finley/Kitchen $50 (S.R. Resident $40) #61222

BARBECUE PIZZA

New!

HOMEMADE MOZZARELLA

Learn to make mozzarella! Chef Domenico will host a unique New! hands-on experience, the only class where you can make, taste, and take home the fruits (or rather, ball) of your labor - but not before indulging in a one-of-a-kind tasting of fresh mozzarellas. We'll cover everything from the coagulation process of turning milk into firm curds, to rolling up your sleeves to turn those curds into milky, smooth balls of mozzarella. Once the cheese is prepared, we will present it with tomatoes, basil and a good olive oil and sea salt and enjoy a very fresh Caprese salad. This is a handson course, so please dress accordingly. Wed, 4/11 6:00-8:00pm Finley/Kitchen $61 (S.R. Resident $51) #61916 Thu, 5/24 6:00-8:00pm Finley/Kitchen $61 (S.R. Resident $51) #61917

Domenico Cardano

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If you’ve always wanted to make pizzas expertly at home, here is your chance to learn how! This 2 hour hands-on pizza making class lead by Chef Domenicochef/founder of Barbecue Pizza - offers his fool-proof techniques for making delicious pizzas at home on the barbecue. Domenico will work closely with you to ensure that you leave the class confident in your ability to replicate his delicious pizzas. Topics include: secrets of the sauce, stretching techniques for forming the perfect crust, knowing your ingredients and understanding balance, order and proportions when applying them, and exciting toppings & embellishments-- from classic combos to some unexpected and unforgettable pairings. Dress comfortably, bring your apron and be prepared to eat some spectacular pizza of your own creation! Wed, 7/11 12:00-2:00pm Finley/Kitchen $60 (S.R. Resident $50) #61221 Wed, 7/11 4:30-6:30pm Finley/Kitchen $60 (S.R. Resident $50) #61915

“The pizza was delicious! Domenico was excellent, good with details & entertaining.”

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NEW SERIES OF COOKING SKILLS WITH JENNIFER TORREY (Age 18+)

New!

As a hobby inspired chef, early on Jennifer realized her knack for and love of food. Her travels to Europe, Asia, Africa, and The Caribbean in international wine sales furthered her passion and provided vast knowledge of diverse cuisines and wine pairing. Jennifer’s classes are also gluten-free friendly with simple recipes that the entire family will enjoy. With over ten years experience in the food industry, cooking and teaching, come share her passion for cooking in these hands-on classes! Min 8 Max 14

BASIC KNIFE SKILLS

Become confident at the cutting board with the chef's most important tool! Hone basic knife skills in a mix of demonstration and participation and practice the fundamental cuts for vegetables: mince, dice, brunoise, batonnet and julienne. You will create a light snack from your work at the cutting board and learn to select a knife that’s best suited to you. Tips for keeping your cutlery sharp and well maintained at home will also be presented. You’re welcome to bring some of your own knives to practice knife sharpening skills. Min 8 Max 8 Thu, 5/10 6:00-8:00pm Finley/Kitchen $55 (S.R. Resident $45) #61223

KITCHEN BASICS – II: SENSATIONAL SAUCES

ADVANCED KNIFE SKILLS

Want to “sharpen” your knife skills? Already taken a Basic Knife Skills class and ready for the next step? In a mix of demonstration and participation, you will be introduced to more advanced knife skills, including how to filet whole fish, butcher meat and break down poultry. Some techniques of the basic knife skills lesson will be reviewed and you’re welcome to bring some of your own knives to practice knife sharpening skills. Min 8 Max 8 Thu, 6/14 6:00-8:00pm Finley/Kitchen $60 (S.R. Resident $50) #61224

KITCHEN BASICS – I: ESSENTIAL KITCHEN SKILLS

New to cooking? Looking for a very basic class to get started? Topics covered will include basic kitchen equipment, basic knife skills, basic kitchen staples, reading and understanding recipes, cooking terminology and mastering boiling…and beyond! Class is gluten-free friendly. Min 8 Max 14 Wed, 3/14 6:00-9:00pm Finley/Kitchen $65 (S.R. Resident $55) #61225

Kitchen Basics II is specifically designed to spend a whole evening on one subject— sensational sauces! In classic French cooking, there are five “mother” sauces that serve as the bases for hundreds more, and in everyday cooking, variety is the spice of life! From tangy to cheesy, learn about five easy, flavorful sauces that will perk up your daily meals. Class is glutenfree friendly. Min 8 Max 14

KITCHEN BASICS – III: BRAISING, ROASTING & GRILLING

KITCHEN BASICS – IV: CLASSIC DESSERTS

Get the “know-how” to expand your home cooking experience! This class is designed to give you perfect examples of the techniques used in all cooking. Braising, roasting, and grilling can be daunting and Jennifer will show you how to make tender, juicy, tasty food the way it is meant to be prepared. Class is gluten-free friendly. Min 8 Max 14

Make dinner a little sweeter and get the confidence to create delicious desserts from your own kitchen with five iconic desserts from around the world! Amazing recipes for decadent brulees, pies, cakes, soufflés, and ice creams will be presented, along with helpful techniques to ensure they turn out perfectly. For gluten-free accommodations, contact Jennifer at gfcookingclub@aol.com Min 8 Max 14

Thu, 4/19 6:00-9:00pm Finley/Kitchen $65 (S.R. Resident $55) #62404

Thu, 5/17 6:00-9:00pm Finley/Kitchen $65 (S.R. Resident $55) #62405

Thu, 6/21 6:00-9:00pm Finley/Kitchen $65 (S.R. Resident $55) #62406

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DATE-NIGHT DINNER NEW ORLEANS STYLE!

DATE-NIGHT DINNER WITH TUSCANY’S LOVE OF GOOD FOOD

Ever popular Cajun cooking and lesser known Creole-style cooking dominate South Louisiana, and Jennifer shows why both cannot do without the other in this Southern “Date Night” dinner cooking class! Experience the flavorful foods and spices of Louisiana, and then end your meal with New Orleans’ signature beignets! Class is gluten-free friendly. Min and Max: 7 couples Fri, 3/2 6:00-8:30pm Finley/Kitchen $89 (S.R. Resident $79) #62419

Come experience the food and flavors of Tuscany in this wonderful cooking class “Date Night”! A great love for good food and friendship is in the “DNA” of the local people of Tuscany, Italy so sign up with your “date” and imagine Tuscany’s gorgeous landscape as Jennifer invites you to explore and savor regional dishes like risotto and Prosciutto, along with other inspiring Italian dishes. Class is glutenfree friendly. Min and Max: 7 couples

DATE-NIGHT DINNER WITH INDIAN RESTAURANT FAVORITES

Jennifer brings your favorite recipes from a country rich in culinary history. Indian cuisine is heavily influenced by regional traditions, native products and interactions with other cultures such as Great Britain and Mongolia and the varied climates across the subcontinent provide access to a wide variety of ingredients. Enjoy this “date” night with a friend and experience the variety of flavors found in the best Indian restaurants. Class is gluten-free friendly. Min and Max: 7 couples

DATE-NIGHT DINNER IN PROVENCE, FRANCE

Olive trees and vegetable gardens are plentiful in Southern France, setting the scene for a perfect “Date Night”! Bring a friend and enjoy time honored recipes and rich flavors from the Mediterranean Sea and the gardens surrounding it with classic Sunday lunch dishes. Class is gluten-free friendly. Min and Max: 7 couples

Fri, 4/6 6:00-8:30pm Finley/Kitchen $89 (S.R. Resident $79) #62420

Fri, 6/1 6:00-8:30pm Finley/Kitchen $89 (S.R. Resident $79) #62421

New!

“Date-Night” Series from Jennifer Torrey. For a full bio, visit www.santarosarec.com and click on the “Meet our Instructors” link.

Fri, 6/8 6:00-8:30pm Finley/Kitchen $89 (S.R. Resident $79) #62422

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Gardening

Gardening with Wendy Krupnick

Wendy Krupnick has been growing vegetables for over 30 years. She was senior horticultural advisor for Shepherd’s Garden Seed Company and has worked on several organic farms and garden projects. She teaches Master Gardener vegetable classes, is adjunct faculty with SRJC’s Sustainable Ag-Program and coordinated the market garden at SRJC’s Shone Farm for 7 years.

GROW YOUR OWN VEGETABLES, HERBS AND FRUIT IN THE HOME GARDEN (Age 18+) 1 Day

Food security starts at home! Save money, gas and eat more vegetables and fruit! Whether you are just starting to grow vegetables, fruit and/or herbs, or have planted before and not been happy with the results, this class will provide the information needed to have a successful gardening season. We will cover the basics of organic gardening including site selection, soil fertility, seeds and transplants, planning the garden season, pest and disease strategies, and designing. gardens to use space efficiently. You can then enjoy the process as well as the fruits of your labors. You will take home a planting calendar and resource list for your area. Min 8 Max 20 Sat, 3/17 9:00am–12:00pm Finley/Willow Rm $48(S.R. Resident $38) #61212

SUMMER IN THE vegetable gardening Techniques (Age 18+) 1 Day EDIBLE GARDEN Come to the Sunflower Community Garden CARING FOR YOUR FRUIT for hands-on instruction in good gardening AND VEGETABLES techniques. Learn how to start your own seedlings in containers and have success (Age 18+) 1 Day

with seeding directly in the garden. See different ways of creating vegetable beds and learn effective weeding and irrigation methods. This workshop will offer demonstrations as well as opportunities to try different methods of performing basic garden tasks. Please bring drinking water, a hat and other clothing for outdoors work. Min 6 Max 15 Sat, 4/14 9:00-12:00pm Sunflower Urban Community Garden (The corner of 7th and A Street) $48 (S.R. Resident $38) #61213

Keys of summer garden care will lead to successful harvests and satisfied gardeners! Energy and enthusiasm for planting the garden can be high, and with good systems for on-going care, you can keep gardening fun while enriching your understanding of the garden ecosystem. This class will include strategies for irrigation; crop fertility; pest, disease and weed control; as well as information on training, pruning, harvesting, food preservation and seed saving. Min 8 Max 20 Sat, 6/2 9:00am–12:00pm Finley/Willow Rm $48 (S.R. Resident $38) #61214

WATER-WISE GARDENING SERIES FOR HOMEOWNERS (Age 18+) 3 Days

Free!

What are some low water-use plants that grow well in Santa Rosa? How much should you be watering your lawn? Learn the answer to these questions and more in this FREE 3-day workshop series. Through this series, you will learn how to select and establish low-water-use plants; how to determine the efficiency of your irrigation system; identify the water needs of your plants and how to develop irrigation schedules; and learn how to install and set watering schedules for your drip system. Classes will be taught by City of Santa Rosa Water-Use Efficiency experts. You’ll enjoy slide shows and presentations; and a variety of handouts, plant lists and other materials will be provided. Pre-registration is required. Min 20 Max 60 Instructors: City of Santa Rosa Water-Use Efficiency Experts Tue, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24 6:00-8:00pm Transit Operations Building, 45 Stony Point Rd. (Across from Finley Community Park) FREE #61989

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Dog Training comMON GROUND I - dOG TRAINING (Age *18+) 5 Weeks

In this Basic Obedience class, our goal is to introduce handlers with dogs, 5 months or older, to the positive methods used for training dogs. We will make practical use of basic commands to help our canine family members better understand the complexities of household and social etiquette. Bring proof of current rabies & DHLPP vaccination (required) to the first class. The first class is a mandatory orientation for handlers only (no dogs). *Handlers under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult. Training manual and Graduation Certificate included. Min 6 Max 6 Instructor: Mike Ossenbeck, 22 years experience training dogs; 9 yrs training Assistance Dogs; over 14 yrs teaching pet classes and behavior problem solving. “Common Ground Dog Training” has been recommended by wagging tails throughout the North Bay since 1996. Thu, 2/23-3/22 6:30-7:15pm B.V. Senior Center/Rm 19 $82 (S.R. Resident $72) #60896

Thu, 6/28-7/26 6:30-7:15pm Finley/Courtyard $82 (S.R. Resident $72) #60894 Dog Obedience

Thu, 5/24-6/21 6:30-7:15pm Finley/Courtyard $82 (S.R. Resident $72) #60895

Go to: My Account Enter your: Login ID (individual barcode) Enter your: Account PIN Register!! Forgot your numbers? Click on “I forgot my barcode & PIN” and enter your email address. First time registering? Call 707-543-3737 M-F 8-7pm To create an account

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PIANO YOUR TEACHERS NEVER TAUGHT YOU (Age 18+) 1 Day Todd Walker has taught more than 30,000 students (from beginners to those with years of lessons) to play the piano in just one day. Now in his workshop, he will show you why his students proclaim “I’ve learned more in three hours than I did in three years of costly lessons.” You will learn 72 chords, 156 hand positions and how to read music from lead sheets and fake books. You will learn how to play any popular song in any key, and the tools of the trade that will make you sound like a pro. Then you‘ll be able to master your technique by using Todd’s exclusive audio CD and study book. If you can read the notes C, D, E, F, G, A and B, you know enough to enroll. If not, send a SASE to Piano Magic, P.O. Box 1694 - Rocklin, CA. 95677 for a free pamphlet. Materials’ Fee of $27 per student for study book and CD will be collected in class by instructor. Min 9 Max 20 Instructor: Todd Walker has been a musician for most of his life and is a graduate of four different programs from the Grove School of Music. For more information, visit: www.pianotogo.com

Pop/Rock Guitar

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Beginning GUitar FUN- DAMENTALS! (Age 12+) 10 Weeks

Guitar

BEG. GUITAR – LEVEL 2 (Age 12+) 10 Weeks

Calling all first-time players! Start working on your musical dream and join us in a fun group setting. You will be introduced to the basics of acoustic guitar playing, (including basic chords, strums and tuning), all supported with familiar folk and popular songs. Bring your own 6 string acoustic or nonamplified guitar to each class, or contact Ed at 838-4865 for information on buying or renting an instrument. Don’t delay and start learning to play today! Min 10 Max 20 Instructor: Ed Hayes, over with 20 years experience teaching guitar.

For continuing students or those with some guitar experience. Build on the fundamentals and learn additional chords, strums and tuning. Call Ed Hayes (707-838-4865) to evaluate your level of ability. Bring your acoustic guitar to each class. Min 10 Max 20 Instructor: Ed Hayes, with over 20 years experience teaching guitar.

POP/ROCK GUITAR – CLASSIC TO MODERN (Age 18+) 12 Weeks

Learn that song you have always wanted to play! This group-setting class is geared towards absolute beginners and the basics of chords, strum patterns, rhythm and finger-picking will be presented. Songs will include music from classic rock - The Beatles - to modern artists Dave Matthews & Coldplay. So come learn the fine art of guitar from a charismatic, experienced teacher in a fun, relaxed way! Bring your own guitar. A $35 fee will be taken in class for “Hal Lennard Method, Book 1” and a guitar tuner. For details: lutist2002@ yahoo.com or call 322-3565. Min 10 Max 15 Instructor: Mark Abdilla, guitar instructor for 29 years, B.A. Music degree from San Francisco State University, Mark plays in a band and has been a solo performer for many years. www.markabdilla.com

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Beginning Ukulele

BEGINNING UKULELE (Age 12+) 10 Weeks

The Hawaiian word for ukulele is kanikapila, which loosely translates as “to gather together, play music and enjoy yourself.” And the late George Harrison, a self-professed uke-o-holic, once said “Everyone I know who is into the ukulele is crackers.” Both are examples of how this light, portable instrument brings smiles to those who hear its beautiful melodies. Basic chords, strums and lyrics are introduced as you “play by ear.” Bring a four stringed ukulele and get ready to create great summer fun! Min 10 Max 20 Instructor: Ed Hayes over 50 years playing the ukulele, teaching for over 20 years.


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Course

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Age

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Piano Your Teacher Never Taught You - Class fee is $55 (S.R. Resident $45)

Todd Walker

Beginning Guitar Fun-Damentals! - Class fee is $65 (S.R. Resident $55)

*2/21-5/8 *5/15-7/31

5:30-6:30pm 5:30-6:30pm

Ed Hayes *No 3/20, 4/24 *No 5/29, 7/3

Beginning Guitar Level 2 - Class fee is $65 (S.R. Resident $55)

*2/21-5/8 *5/15-7/31

6:45-7:45pm 6:45-7:45pm

Ed Hayes *No 3/20, 4/24 *No 5/29, 7/3

Pop/Rock Guitar - Class fee is $100 (S.R. Resident $90)

*2/29-5/23

7:30-8:30pm

Mark Abdilla *No 3/21

8:00-9:00pm 8:00-9:00pm

Ed Hayes *No 3/20, 4/24 *No 5/29, 7/3

(1 Day)

(10 Weeks) (10 Weeks)

(10 Weeks) (10 Weeks)

(12 Weeks)

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Steele Lane/Green Rm Steele Lane/Green Rm

Steele Lane/Green Rm Steele Lane/Green Rm

Finley/Maple Rm

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18+

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5/29

Tue Tue

Tue Tue

Wed

Beginning Ukulele - Class fee is $65 (S.R. Resident $55) (10 Weeks) (10 Weeks)

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Steele Lane/Green Rm 12+ Steele Lane/Green Rm 12+

Tue Tue

*2/21-5/8 *5/15-7/31

6:00-9:00pm

GET ON BOARD! BEGINNING HARMONICA FOr FUN, RELAXATION AND HEALTH! (Age 18+) 4 WEEKS

The "people's instrument" is calling all riders. Now is the time to discover the magical secrets of the harmonica. For over 150 years the harmonica has been providing joy through out the world. Learn simple folk, pop and blues melodies. Create your own unique "train" sounds. The harmonica has been a proven stress reducer and latest studies show playing the harmonica help maintain a healthy lifestyle. Students will need a working harmonica in the key of C. Harmonicas can be purchased at the first class for $10. So put a smile on your face and let's play! Min 12 Max 20 Instructor: Jack Chauvin”Catfish Jack” has been performing and teaching harmonica for over twenty years. He has played with some of the music industries finest musicians including Ruthie Foster, Charlie Musselwhite and Los Lobos. Tue 3/27-4/17 6:00-7:00pm Finley/Manzanita Rm $40 (S.R. Resident $30) #60767

“Catfish Jack”

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SPANISH FOR TRAVELING, SHOPPING AND DINING (Age 18+) 8 Weeks

Come and discover how fun and easy speaking Spanish can be! Whether you are eating out, going on a trip to Spanish-speaking countries, conversing with Spanish-speaking friends, clients or coworkers, you will have a more enjoyable time when you learn useful phrases, key words, vocabulary and basic grammar pronunciation codes. Introduction to colors and the days of the week are also included in this fun and interactive class! Textbook purchase: $29.44 payable to the instructor in the first class (includes CD rom) Details will be given in class. Min 10 Max 15 Instructor: Irene Gomez, B.A. degree in Teaching from Nueva Galicia University in Mexico, over 25 years experience teaching experience, with over 4 years teaching Spanish with Santa Rosa Rec & Parks.

For Authentic Mexican dessert classes, please see page 103.

Travel & Speak German

SURVIVAL german (Age 18+) 6 Weeks

Learn Spanish! Wed,*2/22-4/18 (*No class 3/21) 6:30-7:30pm Finley/Willow Rm $69 (S.R. Resident $59) #61990 Wed, 5/2-6/20 6:30-7:30pm Finley/Willow Rm $69 (S.R. Resident $59) #61991

Have FUN as you learn basic vocabulary necessary for people who travel in Germany, Austria, or Switzerland! Very little grammar is included in this 8 hour class as you learn how to order food and drinks in restaurants, buy tickets and find your way around in airports and train stations, deal with hotels, shop, and learn how to look for help. Along with the language, you will be introduced to the German way of life and its holidays and traditions as you deepen your appreciation and understanding of this wonderful region. Min 8 Max 12 Instructor: Carola Bartz, native of Germany, with more than 10 years experience teaching German as a foreign language. Wed, 3/28-5/2 6:30-8:00pm Steele Lane/Rm 6 $65 (S.R. Resident $55) #60782

“After every class, I felt excited that I was really learning the language – reading it as well as speaking and understanding it!” ~ Survival German Student

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Personal Development 5 EASY STEPS TO DOWNSIZING YOUR HOME (Age 18+) 1 Day

New!

This class is for seniors and their families who are downsizing to a senior community or smaller home. We will discuss 5 steps to help participants begin their downsizing process and avert inertia that often accompanies the daunting task of downsizing a family home. At the end of this 2-hour class, participants will have a mini-action plan, based on their personal situation. A list of recycling and donation resources will be provided. Participants must bring a notebook and working pen(s) with them. Min 8 Max 15 Instructor: Kimberlee Foster has been helping people organize, downsize and move since the 80s. In May of 2011, she opened Chucket! to help seniors and their families navigate the challenging waters of downsizing. Kimberlee uses her corporate project management skills, professional coaching and design background throughout the process. Sat, 2/25 10:00-12:00pm Finley/Willow Rm $34 (S.R. Resident $24) #62460 Thu, 3/8 6:00-8:00pm Finley/Willow Rm $34 (S.R. Resident $24) #62461

Kimberlee Foster, Chucket!

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BRAIN GAIN (Age 16+) 1 Day

Increase your memory and build your mind skills…it’s amazing! Sixty and seventy five year old grandmothers and fourth grade grandchildren reported uplifted moods and increased reading skills in one short play session. Build the brain with movement games. Forget the hard stuff; we’re here to have fun! Designed for all ages to help improve concentration, ability to focus, increase memory and improve math skills. Sound impossible? All you have to do is play the games. Brain Power games use colored sand filled bags and racquetballs. A $15 material fee will be collected by the instructor in class to purchase these items. Exact change would be appreciated. These easy games will show astonishing benefits! Min 6 Max 15 Instructor: Cate Thomas is a Movement Educator, specializing in Transformative Somatic Education and Human Development. She is a certified Feldenkrais teacher for 25 yrs & Bones For Life teacher for 14 yrs. She also holds a Masters in Fine Arts and Dance with a Special Education focus. Thu, 3/8 6:00-7:30pm Finley/Maple Rm $36 (S.R. Resident $26) #62415

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Personnal Development/Photography BEGINNING PHOTOGRAPHY (Age 18+) 2 Days

New! New!

How Light and Equipment Shape Your Images Learn how light affects your images. Understand your camera controls. Learn the camera’s functions (what do all those dials do?) for both manual & automatic cameras. Students are invited to bring their photos to class for discussion and get tips on how to improve their images. This class is for people who have cameras and need basic help or those who are ready to purchase a camera and want to have a better understanding of what camera will work best for them. Please bring paper, pen and camera if you have one. Min 8 Max 12 Instructor: Owen Scott Shirwo has been a Professional Photographer for over 30 years. He has worked in Commercial, Product, Portrait, Event, Public Relations, Food and Architecture Photography. His work experience includes film and digital media, black & white, color and all equipment from 35 MM to 8x10 view cameras.

INTERMEDIATE PHOTOGRAPHY (Age 18+) 2 Days

Fine Tuning Your Images & Technique This class is for people who have the basic knowledge of how a camera works and own a camera to bring to class. Some of what we will cover includes lenses, flash and composition for both people and scenery. Also, we will go over some creative things that can be done in the camera and on your computer (if you have one). A photo assignment will be part of the class in between meetings. We will discuss these images to improve your skills. Please bring paper, pen, camera and computer if you have one. Min 8 Max 12 Instructor: Owen Scott Shirwo has been a Professional Photographer for over 30 years. He has worked in Commercial, Product, Portrait, Event, Public Relations, Food and Architecture Photography. His work experience includes film and digital media, black & white, color and all equipment from 35 MM to 8x10 view cameras. Tue, 7/10 & 7/17 7:00-9:00pm Finley/Maple Rm $55 (S.R. Resident $45) #62484

Tue, 5/1 & 5/8 7:00-9:00pm Finley/Manzanita Rm $55 (S.R. Resident $45) #62483

Tue, 4/10 & 4/17 7:00-9:00pm Finley/Maple Rm $55 (S.R. Resident $45) #62478 Tue, 6/12 & 6/19 7:00-9:00pm Finley/Maple Rm $55 (S.R. Resident $45) #62482

Photography

General Photography for Age 50+, please see page 137.

What Were You Born to Do? (Age 16+) 1 Day

You were born to make a unique contribution to humanity. Progressing toward this purpose brings joy and abundance. Straying from this path causes stress and emptiness. To accomplish this purpose, one of the 33 Natural Talents is wired into your DNA. It is so subtle, you rarely notice it; yet so powerful, it’s the source of your highest potential. Expressing your Natural Talent ignites passion- relentlessly pursuing it evolves into your destiny. Elvis, Oprah and Einstein were all just “doing what came naturally”. Discover your Natural Talent, how to apply it to all aspects of life, and why it is the source of everything you desire. A materials fee of $30 will be due to the instructor at the workshop. Min 10 Max 20 Instructor: Curtis Adney, MS, JD, has a Juris Doctor degree from Brigham Young University, and teaches at Fresno State. He is a career consultant, and author of a forthcoming book: Pinpoint Your Destiny. Sat, 3/24 1:00-5:00pm Finley/Willow Rm $54 (S.R. Resident $44) #62387

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Sat, 6/16 1:00-5:00pm Finley/Willow Rm $54 (S.R. Resident $44) #62390

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TWITTER & FACEBOOK TO PROMOTE YOUR SMALL BUSINESS (Age 18+) 2 Days

The first day is devoted to Facebook and the second to Twitter. Each session of this course will include an in-depth tour of the social media platforms, best practices information, terminology, how to use metrics to track performance, how to create an effective strategy for your business, marketing your business and how to build an audience. Min 6 Max 12 Instructor: Kerry Rego Consulting has been using social media and technology, organization and efficiency, as well as speaking and educating, since 2006 to achieve solutions for clients. Kerry has a background in office management, recruiting, and entertainment. She has two A.A.S. degrees, one in Software Applications and one in Computerized Business. Tue/Wed, 3/13 & 3/14 6:00-9:00pm Franklin Training Center $73 (S.R. Resident $63) #61333

Tue/Wed, 5/22 & 5/23 6:00-9:00pm Franklin Training Center $73 (S.R. Resident $63) #61334

Tue/Wed, 7/24 & 7/25 6:00-9:00pm Franklin Training Center $73 (S.R. Resident $63) #61336

Location: Franklin Training Center, 2095 Franklin Avenue, Santa Rosa

YOU’RE ON THE AIR How to Really Make It in Voice-Overs! (Age 18+) 1 Day

VOICE-OVERS are hot today! You don’t have to be an actor to get voice-over work, but it certainly doesn’t hurt! With such notable talent as Morgan Freeman, Glenn Close, and Alec Baldwin lending their voices to commercials, films, and videos, one would think that it would be next to impossible to break into this field. Not so! You’ll learn about an exciting, new way to get around the competition and actually turn voice-overs into a thriving full or part-time business! Lisa Foster will discuss the voiceover business as a whole, the numerous opportunities, the incredible income potential, and will discuss the all important “demo” and how to have it produced. You’ll step up to the mic and do some practice recording, and best of all, you’ll hear the results! Min 6 Max 25 Instructor: Lisa Foster has done numerous voice-over projects for local and national companies, not to mention several TV appearances. Mon, 4/30 7:00-9:00pm Finley/Manzanita Rm $44 (S.R. Resident $34) #62388 Mon, 6/18 7:00-9:00pm Finley/Willow Rm $44 (S.R. Resident $34) #62391

You’re On The Air!

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Computers Computer Classes (Age 18+) 2 Days Computer Instructor: Norman Rose MA, PhD, has been an instructor in SRJC’s Computer Studies Department since 1996. Min 6 Max 12

COMPUTER BASICS

MS WORD BASICS

MS EXCEL BASICS

MS EXCEL INTERMEDIATE

Does a computer intimidate you? Learn the basics on a Windows computer -- how to create documents, save them, change them, and even have some fun while doing it! There will be time to explore related computer topics, such as purchasing, repairing, and upgrading hardware, installing software, and all the other things you've wanted to ask about.

Learn the basics of word processing, using Microsoft Word 2007. You'll learn how to create, save, and modify documents, format text for emphasis, move text, add pictures, check spelling, and perform other useful skills.

Learn the basics of spreadsheet software, using Excel 2007. You'll learn how to create and format a worksheet to perform math operations, so you can create budgets, invoices, financial records, grade books, etc. You'll also learn how to create charts and graphs from your data.

Age

Computer Basics – Class Fee is $73 (S.R. Resident $63) 61339 Franklin Park Training Ctr 61357 Franklin Park Training Ctr

18+ 18+

MS Word Basics – Class Fee is $73 (S.R. Resident $63) 61349 Franklin Park Training Ctr 61358 Franklin Park Training Ctr

Learn how to speed up your composing and enhance your documents with a variety of advanced features. Topics will include tabs, tables, hyperlinks, Format Painter, headers/footers, text boxes, columns, graphics, and others.

After a review of formulas and functions, learn features of Excel for making more sophisticated spreadsheets, including conditional formatting and absolute/relative references. Learn about pivot tables for in-depth analysis of your data, and about advanced chart formatting.

Course Barcode Location

MS WORD INTERMEDIATE

18+ 18+

Day Date

61350 Franklin Park Training Ctr 61359 Franklin Park Training Ctr 61351 Franklin Park Training Ctr 61360 Franklin Park Training Ctr

Norman Rose Norman Rose

Th/Fri 4/12 & 4/13 Th/Fri 6/28 & 6/29

6:00-9:00pm 6:00-9:00pm

Norman Rose Norman Rose

Th/Fri 4/19 & 4/20 Th/Fri 7/5 & 7/6

6:00-9:00pm 6:00-9:00pm

Norman Rose Norman Rose

Th/Fri 4/26 & 4/27 Th/Fri 7/12 & 7/13

6:00-9:00pm 6:00-9:00pm

Norman Rose Norman Rose

Th/Fri 5/3 & 5/4 Th/Fri 7/19 & 7/20

6:00-9:00pm 6:00-9:00pm

Norman Rose Norman Rose

18+ 18+ 18+ 18+

MS Excel Intermediate – Class Fee is $73 (S.R. Resident $63) 61352 Franklin Park Training Ctr 61361 Franklin Park Training Ctr

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6:00-9:00pm 6:00-9:00pm

MS Excel Basics – Class Fee is $73 (S.R. Resident $63)

Time

Th/Fri 4/5 & 4/6 Th/Fri 6/21 & 6/22

MS Word Intermediate – Class Fee is $73 (S.R. Resident $63)

Location: Franklin Park Training Center 2095 Franklin Ave, Santa Rosa

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NEW 2012 Schedule!

Santa Rosa

CityBus Learn to Ride Santa Rosa CityBus!

Enjoy Your Independence!

Santa Rosa’s Transit Department provides this free comprehensive training program, to introduce you to the features of Santa Rosa CityBus. You learn about fares and how to read the CityBus System Route Map and Time Schedules so you can comfortably plan your CityBus trip! Location: Time: Dates:

Santa Rosa Senior Center — 704 Bennett Valley Road 9:30 a.m. until 11:15 a.m. This class is held on the following Mondays: April 9 May 14 June 11 August 13 September 10 October 8

July 9

Sign-up for one of these fun and informative classes! This class is FREE! Reserve your spot today! Call - (707) 545-8608

Go to: My Account Enter your: Login ID (individual barcode) Enter your: Account PIN Register!! Forgot your numbers? Click on “I forgot my barcode & PIN” and enter your email address. First time registering? Call 707-543-3737 M-F 8-7pm To create an account

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Safety/Education CPR & FIRST AID (Age 12+) 1 Day

Hunter Education – CA DEPT OF FISH & GAME HOME STUDY/ON-LINE Did you know that the brain starts to die (Age 18+) 1 Day in just 4-6 minutes after the heart stops beating? If CPR is not performed properly within that time, the victim will die. Do you know what to do if your husband stops breathing, your child chokes on a piece of meat, your neighbor gets cut by a table saw, a relative has a diabetic emergency, a co-worker has a seizure? These are all accidents that happen everyday. How would you feel if you were unable to intervene properly to save the life of a friend or loved one? Don’t let this happen to you. Take this fun, hands-on class and be prepared in the event of a life-threatening emergency. Participants will receive two-year infant, child and adult certifications in both CPR and First Aid. Min 6 Max 20 Instructor: Eric Peterson is a certified instructor through the American Safety and Health Institute, EMS Safety Services, American Red Cross, and Life Support Network. Eric is passionate about preparing individuals and companies for lifethreatening emergencies, and his teaching style is fun, informative and hands-on. Tue, 3/6 6:00-10:00pm Steele Lane/Rm 6 $73 (S.R. Resident $63) #61303 Wed, 5/2 6:00-10:00pm Finley/Manzanita Rm $73 (S.R. Resident $63) #61304 Wed, 8/1 6:00-10:00pm B.V. Senior Center/Rm 18 A/B $73 (S.R. Resident $63) #61338

This 4-hour in-class review course option is ONLY for students who have completed one of the on-line study courses listed below. Students must print out and bring to class the official Pre-Certification Exam Voucher. The review before the test will not cover everything you need to know to pass the course and YOU WILL NOT PASS THE STATE TEST IF YOU HAVE NOT STUDIED ONE OF THESE ON-LINE COURSES DILIGENTLY. In addition to the on-line course, to help you be best prepared for this course we require that students read the student manual Today's Hunter, chapter reviews are completed and vocabulary studied prior to the class. Pick this up free at any of the SR Recreation & Parks Centers. On-line Course Options: The first two course websites provide effective interactive Q&A along with quality animations. 1. Today’s Hunter in California On-line www.hunter-ed.com/ca/ has a fee of $24.50. 2. Hunter Course On-line www.huntercourse.com has a fee of $24.95. This course site can be set up to read the information to the student. 3. IHEA Course at http://homestudy.ihea.com. Please note this course does not include California regulations which you need to know. There is no charge for this course. The four-hour in-class review and testing session is designed to answer any questions you may have from the online courses, and to cover the main points of Hunter Education, a practical test of your firearm handling and safety skills (no live fire) and a written exam. IF YOU ARE UNDER THE AGE OF 18, A PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN MUST ACCOMPANY YOU TO THIS SESSION TO SIGN A PERMISSION FORM ALLOWING YOU TO HANDLE FIREARMS. If you register for our Hunter Ed class and find you cannot attend, please be sure to cancel immediately so someone else may have your spot. Min 10 Max 25. For more information contact, Department of Fish & Game certified Hunter Education Instructors: Jim & Janice Goodman, at hunteredinfo@sbcglobal.net. Thu, 3/29 5:30pm-9:30pm Steele Lane/DeMeo Rm $35 (S.R. Resident $25) #62436 Thu, 7/26 5:30pm-9:30pm Steele Lane/DeMeo Rm $35 (S.R. Resident $25) #62438

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Safety/Self Defense STREETWISE AND BODY SAfe A Self-Defense Workshop For Individuals and Families (Age 14+) 1 Day

Survival training at it’s best. This powerful, fast moving workshop is based on Dr. Fein’s new book, Breaking The Intimidation Game-The Art of Self-Defense. Learn how to prevent and counter an assault. Learn streetwise strategies and the physical and psychological intimidation skills to keep attackers away. You will participate in active drills and role-playing, and practice simple, effective physical self-defense skills. Tear gas/pepper spray available and. Dr. Fein’s new book will be available in class. Min 8 Max 25 Instructor: Judith Fein, Ph.D., Director of EVOLVE Institute of Violence Prevention is a nationally-respected, self-defense expert, black belt in Korean karate and author of 4 books on self-defense. Dr. Fein conducts the self-defense programs at City College of San Francisco and San Francisco State University.

Thu, 3/15 6:00-9:00pm Steele Lane/Rm 6 $43 (S.R. Resident $33) #62394

Thu, 5/10 6:00-9:00pm Steele Lane/Rm 6 $43 (S.R. Resident $33) #62395

Street Wise and Body Safe

Tue, 6/12 6:00-9:00pm Finley/Cypress Rm $43 (S.R. Resident $33) #62398

SELF-DEFENSE in honor of MOTHERS & DAUGHTERS (Age 10+) 1 Day

As mothers and daughters, we can be strong, safe, and happy. This fun class will teach you powerful and effective physical, verbal and psychological techniques that have been used successfully in real life situations. The class includes success stories, assertiveness training, information and discussions. Related topics are addressed on an age-appropriate level for the younger students. Students of all ages report feeling more confident after taking this class. Lunch break during class, please bring water and a bag lunch. Fathers and sons welcome too! Min 8 Max 20 Instructor: Jade de la Cruz, MACP, has been teaching women’s self-defense for 18 years. Se habla español. Sat, 3/10 10:00-2:00pm Finley/Willow Rm $49 (S.R. Resident $39) #62396

Sat, 5/5 10:00-2:00pm Finley/Willow Rm $49 (S.R. Resident $39) #62397

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Martial Arts american kenpo karate (Age 13+) 4 Weeks

Students of the Martial Arts attempt to gain harmony of body, mind, and spirit with focus on learning: Self Defense techniques, Kata (forms), Kumite, physical fitness, and philosophy. Results can be achieving rank (white belt through black belt), improved self confidence, discipline, stress reduction, increased flexibility, and respect for others. The instructor will attempt to fit the Martial Arts to your needs and goals, recognizing your unique, personal characteristics. Optional costs: uniform, certification for belt advancement. Details given at first class. Min 15 Max 25 Instructor:Dr. Tom Porter, Clinical Psychology PhD, 6th Degree Black Belt, Martial Arts instructor since 1982, member A.K.K.S. Tue, Thu, Sat, 2/21-3/17 7:00-8:00pm Finley/Live Oak Rm $69 (S.R. Resident $59) #62100 Note: Sat. classes meet at 12:15-1:15pm

Tue, Thu, Sat, 5/1-5/26 7:00-8:00pm Finley/Live Oak Rm $69 (S.R.Resident $59) #62102 Note: Sat. classes meet at 12:15-1:15pm American Kenpo Karate

Tue, Thu, Sat, 3/27-4/21 7:00-8:00pm Finley/Live Oak Rm $69 (S.R. Resident $59) #62101 Note: Sat. classes meet at 12:15-1:15pm

Tue, Thu, Sat, *6/5-7/7 (*No 6/26, 6/28, 6/30) 7:00-8:00pm Finley/Live Oak Rm $69 (S.R. Resident $59) #62103 Note: Sat. classes meet at 12:15-1:15pm

Tue, Thu, Sat, 7/10-8/4 7:00-8:00pm Finley/Live Oak Rm $69 (S.R. Resident $59) #62104 Note: Sat. classes meet at 12:15-1:15pm

advanced american kenpo karate (Age 5+) 4 Weeks

This class is designed for green belt rank and above and will aid in the transition to the advanced rank of black belt. Optional costs: certification for belt advancement. Min 11 Max 25 Instructor: Tom Porter, PhD, 6th Degree Black Belt, Martial Arts instructor since 1982, member A.K.K.S.

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Adv. Kenpo Karate- Class fee is $34 (S.R. Resident $24) (4 Weeks) (4 Weeks) (4 Weeks) (4 Weeks) (4 Weeks)

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62095 62096 62097 62098 62099

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Spring/Summer 2012

5+ 5+ 5+ 5+ 5+

Sat Sat Sat Sat Sat

2/25-3/17 3/31-4/21 5/5-5/26 *6/9-7/7 7/14-8/4

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Instructor

Tom Porter

1:30-2:30pm 1:30-2:30pm 1:30-2:30pm 1:30-2:30pm 1:30-2:30pm

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Adults

Martial Arts jiu jitsu (Age 14+) 6 Weeks

This intro course will give students a basic understanding of what Jui Jitsu is all about. Students 18+, from all walks of life, are welcome. You will learn not only how to control people using leverage and pins, but also how to submit people by compromising the joints and applying chokes. This class is designed for beginners who want to give this exciting sport a try. I will guarantee a healthy and safe work environment for all my students. Please wear comfortable workout clothes that are not too baggy. Mouthpieces will be available for purchase on site for $3.00. Min 11 Max 20 Instructor: Alex Finnegan has been training Muay Thai kickboxing and Jui Jitsu for over seven years under Sensei Ben Brown at North Bay Martial Arts. Mon/Wed, 4/16-5/23 7:15-8:15pm North Bay Martial Arts & Fitness $70 (S.R. Resident $60) #62434 Mon/Wed, 7/9-8/15 7:15-8:15pm North Bay Martial Arts & Fitness $70 (S.R. Resident $60) #62435 LOCATION:

North Bay Martial Arts & Fitness 575 Summerfield Rd. S.R.

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Health & Fitness TEEN/ADULT beginning FENCING (Age 13+) 4 Weeks

Learn the modern sport of fencing from professional fencing coach Jim Liebich. Fencing is fun, a great workout, and an exciting mental challenge. No experience is necessary to fully enjoy this class, and all equipment is provided. Fencing is an unusual and interesting sport, so if you’re ready to try something a little bit different, come see why fencing is a sport for ALL ages. Wear non-marking sports shoes. All equipment is included. Min 8 Max 20 Instructor: Jim Liebich is a dedicated competitive fencer, has earned a Moniteur Degree from the French Fencing Federation. Coaching fencing for 10 yrs. Thu, 2/23-3/15 6:00-7:00pm Finley/Valley Oak Rm $44 (S.R. Resident $34) #62004

Thu, 5/3-5/24 6:00-7:00pm Finley/Valley Oak Rm $44 (S.R. Resident $34) #62006

Thu, 3/29-4/19 6:00-7:00pm Finley/Valley Oak Rm $44 (S.R. Resident $34) #62005

Beginning Fencing

INTRODUCTION TO TABLE TENNIS AS A SPORT (Age 12+) 8 Weeks

Want to be the “top dog” in ping pong? Tired of losing to your opponent? If you answered yes to questions 1 or 2, then this class is for you! Learn the sport of Table Tennis and challenge your friends and family. Discover how to serve, hit and slam the ball the way the pros do it. Information on equipment, rules, spin, speed, forehand and backhand drive techniques and more for the modern sport of Table Tennis will be presented. Bring your own paddle. Balls and loaner paddles are available in class. Min 10 Max 12 Instructor: Randy Jew has competed in tournaments and taught privately in Southern Calif. He is a Gold, Silver and Bronze medal winner in the California Senior Olympic Games for Southern CA and most recently the Bay Area and enjoys sharing his love for the game. Gain Skills in Table Tennis!

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Intro to Table Tennis – Class fee is $74 (S.R. Resident $64) (8 Weeks)

60892

*B.V. Sr. Ctr/Rm 19

12+

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4/5-5/24

6:30-8:00pm

Instructor Randy Jew

*Bennett Valley Senior Center, 704 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa

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Health & Fitness AEROBIC WEIGHT TRAINING: “DYNAMIC CHANGES JOURNEY INTO POWER” (Low Impact) (Age 13+)

Make your body a place you WANT to live! Dynamic Changes is a full body, functional workout that challenges any level of fitness. Experience how increased lean body mass, functional strength, metabolism and cardio vascular health leads to a stronger body, balanced mind and free spirit. We shape and tone muscles in a variety of ways to promote continuous adaptation of your body leading to a well-defined figure and strong, healthy muscles. Whatever your fitness goals, Dynamic Changes will not only change your body, but your life! Please bring 3-5 lb. hand-held weights and a floor mat. Min 30 Max 70 Instructor: Shelly Puntillo, Personal trainer, certified Fitness instructor, 24 yrs fitness experience.

ZUMBA! (Age 13+)

Cardio Kickboxing

If the irresistible rhythm of cha cha, salsa or reggaeton makes your toes tap, then get your whole body moving with Zumba Fitness! This dance-inspired workout is effective, easy-to-learn, and will make you feel great! The energizing variety of Latin music and fun moves will challenge and invigorate both your body and your mind. Every level of fitness and dance experience is welcome in this non-intimidating environment and can be modified to a higher or lower intensity. Wear clothes and shoes for exercising, pack a water bottle, and get ready to join the party! Min 25 Max 70 Instructors: Tina Stenger, official Zumba Fitness Instructor and certified in Group Exercise.

Cardio-Kickboxing (age 18+)

Improve your balance, strength, stamina and coordination with Cardio Kickboxing. This great workout is both physically and mentally challenging. Men, women, and teens of all levels are welcome! No experience in Martial Arts necessary. Workout at your own pace and have fun! Exercise shoes and light, comfortable clothing recommended. 3 lb or 5 lb hand-held weights recommended (for the third class). Min 12 Max 25 Instructors: Kelsey Smith Jordan, teaching and fitness experience for 15 years, specializing in intermediate to advance high cardio endurance workouts, including TRX Training and Les Mills Body Combat. Laura Joerger, Certified Group Fitness Trainer with over 15 years experience, Certified Personal Trainer, teaching Cardio Kickboxing for over 5 yrs.

Zumba!

Zumba: “Tina has an infectious enthusiasm, which promotes smiles!”

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Health & Fitness Course

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“Dynamic Changes” - Class fee is $48 (S.R. Resident $38) (Session 1) (Session 2) (Session 3) (Session 4) (Session 5)

61520 61521 61522 61523 62157

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13+ 13+ 13+ 13+ 13+

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*2/21-3/20 3/27-4/19 5/1-5/24 6/5-6/28 7/10-8/2

5:30-6:30pm 5:30-6:30pm 5:30-6:30pm 5:30-6:30pm 5:30-6:30pm

Shelly Puntillo *No 3/15

Cardio Kickboxing - Class fee is $37 (S.R. Resident $27)

Kelsey Smith Jordan 2/22-3/14 7:00-8:00pm *3/28-4/25 7:00-8:00pm *No 4/4 *5/2-5/30 7:00-8:00pm *No 5/16

Cardio Kickboxing - Class fee is $37 (S.R. Resident $27)

6/6-6/27 7:00-8:00pm 7/11-8/1 7:00-8:00pm

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(Session 4) (Session 5)

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Wed Wed

Zumba! - Class fee is $35 (S.R. Resident $25) (Session 1) (Session 1) (Session 2) (Session 2) (Session 3) (Session 3) (Session 4) (Session 4) (Session 5) (Session 5)

61529 61534 61530 61535 61531 61536 61532 61537 61533 61538

Finley/Auditorium Finley/Auditorium Finley/Auditorium Finley/Auditorium Finley/Auditorium Finley/Auditorium Finley/Auditorium Finley/Auditorium Finley/Auditorium Finley/Auditorium

13+ 13+ 13+ 13+ 13+ 13+ 13+ 13+ 13+ 13+

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2/27-3/19 2/22-3/14 3/26-4/16 3/28-4/18 4/30-5/21 *5/2-5/30 6/4-6/25 6/6-6/27 7/9-7/30 7/11-8/1

5:30-6:30pm 5:30-6:30pm 5:30-6:30pm 5:30-6:30pm 5:30-6:30pm 5:30-6:30pm 5:30-6:30pm 5:30-6:30pm 5:30-6:30pm 5:30-6:30pm

Laura Joerger

Tina Stenger

*No 5/16

Spotlight on Cardio-Kickboxing Instructor Kelsey Smith Jordan Kelsey Smith Jordan has been involved in fitness for 15 years, as a college track participant and football player, and now as a fitness instructor, which he does with a passion! Kelsey’s teaching style and skill allows him to offer all-level cardio-kickboxing, along with spin boot camp and specialized intermediate to advance classes that offer a higher intense cardio endurance workout designed to burn fat and tone muscles. He also focuses on body sculpting with weightlifting, fitness bands, jump ropes, and floor drills using high repetitions, including TRX training and Les Mills body combat. Kelsey is CPR and first aid certified and besides teaching cardio-kickboxing through Rec & Parks, Kelsey also teaches at Powerhouse Gym. When Kelsey’s not teaching fitness, he is an audio tech and a touring and stage manager in the music world for artists like George Benson, Insync and The Police. However, fitness is never far away as he has trained artists, like 98 degrees to keep them in shape on the road.

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Health & Fitness PRENATAL FITNESS (Age 18+) 4 Weeks

revitalize with PILATES! (Age 18+) 4 Weeks

A healthy baby starts with a New! healthy mom! By engaging in prenatal fitness you help to prepare your body for labor, a shorter recovery time postpartum, and lowering your rate of pregnancy related complications. Prenatal fitness incorporates pregnancy-appropriate exercises and relaxing stretches. These movements put little to no stress on your growing baby. The postpartum portion of the class (available to moms who have children less than 6 months old) will help ease moms back into a non-restricted workout regime and assist with losing leftover pregnancy weight. This program is International Childbirth Education Association and Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology approved. Check with your doctor before starting an exercise program. Min 10 Max 12 Instructor: Kari Oswald CBE, PFE, with a nursing background, Kari is trained and certified by the International Childbirth Education association.

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Revitalize the body and begin to create new everyday habits! Explore fundamental movements using core strength, proper postural alignment and breathing techniques, as you reconnect the body into an integrated whole, promoting balance and strong movements. Exercise balls provided. Bring a personal fitness mat, small towel and comfortable, moveable clothing is recommended. Min 12 Max 20 Instructor: Jamie Lowe, Pilates Mat Certified through TONE Studios, teaching Pilates since 2006. Prenatal Fitness

INTERMEDIATE PILATES mat for adults (Age 18+) 4 Weeks

Take your fitness to the next level in this intermediate class as you continue to build on fundamental movements using core strength, proper postural alignment and breathing techniques. Exercise balls provided. Bring a small towel and fitness mat. Min 12 Max 20 Instructor: Jamie Lowe

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Fitness with Pilates

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Prenatal Fitness - Class fee is $40 (S.R. Resident $30)

Kari Oswald

Revitalize with Pilates! - Class fee is $59 (S.R. Resident $49)

Jamie Lowe

Intermediate Pilates Mat for Adults - Class fee is $59 (S.R. Resident $49)

Jamie Lowe

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(4 Weeks) (4 Weeks)

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61500 Finley/Live Oak Rm 61501 Finley/Live Oak Rm

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Tue/Thu Tue/Thu Tue/Thu Tue/Thu Tue/Thu

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2/21-3/15 5/1-5/24

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7:00-8:00pm 7:00-8:00pm

10:30-11:30pm 10:30-11:30pm

11:30-12:30pm 11:30-12:30pm 11:30-12:30pm 11:30-12:30pm 11:30-12:30pm


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Health & Fitness PILATES MAT (Age 15+)

Core is where it’s at! Engage your body’s power house using core strength, proper postural alignment and breathing techniques. Reconnect the body into an integrated whole, promoting balance and strong movements. We provide mats, Thera-bands, and stability balls. Classes are progressively adaptable from beginning to intermediate. Comfortable clothing recommended. Experience core support for life! Min 14 Max 20 Instructor: JoRene Woodworth, ACE Certified, Pilates Certified through TONE, with 30 years teaching Group Exercise.

PILATES/YOGA FUNCTIONAL FITNESS – BEGINNING/INTERMEDIATE (Age 18+) 4 Weeks

Let your stress melt away! Create a great feeling of total body flexibility and strength with this all in one class. Experience your neutral postural alignment, the mind body connection, functional breathing techniques, rejuvenating stretching and movements to strengthen your neck, shoulders, arms, back, pelvis and legs. You will leave with knowledge to help you feel better in your daily activities of living. This class is instructed in levels to accommodate each participant’s fitness level. Please bring a fitness mat and wear layered clothing. Min 12 Max 20 Instructor: Veronica Jianuzzi, Group Fitness and Pilates/Yoga instructor since 2000, CPR certified.

Developing Core Strength

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Pilates Mat – Class fee is $59 (S.R. Resident $49) (8 Weeks) (8 Weeks)

61507 Finley/Live Oak Rm 61508 Finley/Live Oak Rm

15+ 15+

Wed Wed

*3/28-5/23 *3/28-5/23

4:30-5:30pm 5:45-6:45pm

Instructor JoRene Woodworth *No 5/16 *No 5/16

Pilates Mat – Class fee is $35 (S.R. Resident $25) (4 Weeks) (4 Weeks) (4 Weeks) (4 Weeks) (4 Weeks) (4 Weeks)

61505 61506 61509 61510 61544 61545

Finley/Live Oak Rm Finley/Live Oak Rm Finley/Live Oak Rm Finley/Live Oak Rm Finley/Live Oak Rm Finley/Live Oak Rm

15+ 15+ 15+ 15+ 15+ 15+

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2/22-3/14 2/22-3/14 6/6-6/27 6/6-6/27 7/11-8/1 7/11-8/1

JoRene Woodworth 4:30-5:30pm 5:45-6:45pm 4:30-5:30pm 5:45-6:45pm 4:30-5:30pm 5:45-6:45pm

Pilates/Yoga – Class fee is $36 (S.R. Resident $26) (4 Weeks) (4 Weeks) (4 Weeks) (4 Weeks) (4 Weeks)

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2/23-3/15 3/29-4/19 5/3-5/24 6/7-6/28 7/12-8/2

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6:30-7:30pm 6:30-7:30pm 6:30-7:30pm 6:30-7:30pm 6:30-7:30pm

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Spotlight on CHINESE MEDICAL QIGONG with Michael Rinaldini Michael Rinaldini has been actively involved in Qigong for 15 years and in total, 30 years in related practices, meditation, acupressure massage, spiritual practices in Christianity to Buddhism to Daoism and the creative arts. He is certified at the highest level: Level 4 Qigong Teacher by the National Qigong Association, holds a M.A. in Art Therapy, M.F.A. in Fine art Photography along with certification as a CMT. Michael has also created a 100 hour Qigong certification course for students who want to go deeper in their Qigong studies and practices.

CHINESE MEDICAL QIGONG (Age 18+) 4 Weeks

Experience the self-care exercises and life-nurturing arts of ancient China, a 5,000 year old Chinese healing system for health, physical fitness, and prevention of disease. These mind-body exercises integrate body, breath and mind into one state, called the Qigong State of Mind, which function to purify, gather, circulate, store, and transform Qi. Our practices follow the seasons throughout the year, adjusting the exercises according to the energies of the seasons, and lead you to deep meditation, traditionally called tranquil sitting. Qigong is beneficial for all ages and health conditions, including martial arts students as a way of developing inner strength. Min 10 Max 20 Instructor: Shifu Michael Rinaldini, (Li Chang Dao) (See spotlight for full bio).

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Michael got started in medical Qigong to address his own health issues then went on to study it more broadly so he could teach it to others. He feels that Qigong has numerous health benefits and that there are no health problems which are not helped by a regular daily practice of Qigong. The more you practice, the greater the health benefits!

Location

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Chinese Medical Qigong - Class fee is $42 (S.R. Resident $32)

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Spring/Summer 2012

18+ 18+ 18+ 18+

Mon 2/27-3/19 Mon 3/26-4/16 Mon 4/30-5/21 Mon 6/4-6/25

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6:00-7:00pm 6:00-7:00pm 6:00-7:00pm 6:00-7:00pm

Instructor Michael Rinaldini


Adults

Health & Wellness BONES FOR LIFE (Age 18+) 4 Weeks

Feldenkrais/Anat Baniel

FELDENKRAIS®/ANAT BANIEL METHOD: TRANSFORMATIONAL MOVEMENT LESSONS® (Age 18+) 4 Weeks

Do you want relief from pain or limitations? To move with greater ease and comfort? Increase your sense of strength and mobility? Transformational movement lessons, based on the work of Moshe Feldenkrais and Anat Baniel can help. You will learn, by doing gentle, novel movements to awaken your brain, change neural connections, and make new patterns. These changes create differences that you can use in your everyday life. Wear layered warm, loose fitting clothing and bring a towel for extra comfort. Min 12 Max 20 Instructors: Jan Peterson is a physical therapist, a Guild Certified Feldenkrais and ABM practitioner. Celeste Connor, RN, is an Anat Baniel practitioner.

Personally regenerate your bones with easy, enjoyable movement that can increase bone density, reduce the risk of osteoporosis, and make you feel more vital and alive! These dynamic, harmonious exercises work with the principals of pressure and weight-bearing to produce stronger and healthier bones. Learn in this fun, relaxing process to increase your flexibility and stability, while improving your posture. If you are young, this is an investment in your future. If you are mature, this is a must! Min 8 Max 12 Instructor: Cate Thomas is a Movement Educator, specializing in Transformative Somatic Education and Human Development. She is a certified Feldenkrais teacher for 25 yrs & Bones For Life teacher for 14 yrs. She also holds a Masters in Fine Arts and Dance with a Special Education focus.

For Tai Chi Ch’uan and yoga classes, please see pages 130, 131.

“Jan has a very calming presence & really pays attention to each pupil.”

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Feldenkrais/ABM Transformational Movement (sm) - Class fee is $41 (S.R. Resident $31) Jan Peterson (4 Weeks) (4 Weeks) (4 Weeks) (4 Weeks) (4 Weeks)

61297 61298 61299 61300 62241

Steele Lane/Hub Rm Steele Lane/Hub Rm Steele Lane/Hub Rm Steele Lane/Hub Rm Steele Lane/Hub Rm

18+ 18+ 18+ 18+ 18+

Bones for Life - Class fee is $51 (S.R. Resident $41) (4 Weeks) (4 Weeks)

62417 Finley/Maple Rm 62418 Finley/Maple Rm

16+ 16+

Fri Fri Fri Fri Fri

2/24-3/16 3/30-4/20 5/4-5/25 6/8-6/29 7/13-8/3

11:00-12:00pm 11:00-12:00pm 11:00-12:00pm 11:00-12:00pm 11:00-12:00pm

Tue Tue

3/27-4/17 3:30-5:00pm 6/5-6/26 3:30-5:00pm

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Health & Wellness yogA for EVERY BODY (Age 18+)

This class adapts practice to suit each person’s condition, experience and needs. It incorporates gentle movements, postures and relaxation techniques to increase strength and flexibility, improve posture, and provide a sense of vitality, well being and deep tranquility. Bring a mat and towel. Min 10 Max 20 Instructor: Kathleen Miller

“Kathleen Miller is an excellent teacher. She is knowledgeable, kind and gentle.”

Gentle movements in Tai Chi Ch’uan

YOGA ENERGY! (Age 18+)

Yoga for Every Body

GENTLE SOMATIC YOGA (Age 18+)

Deepen your reservoir of wellness with this gentle yoga practice. You will be coached through a series of movements and breath patterns designed to help vitalize your body and bring peace to the mind. Feel more connected to yourself, at ease in your skin, learn to focus the mind more effectively, build strength and flexibility. The class utilizes wisdom from both modern Somatic Yoga and ancient Hatha Yoga. All levels welcome including those working around health issues or injury. Bring a yoga mat and clothes that allow for movement. Min 14 Max 25 Instructor: Gayatri Dawson, certified Yoga Teacher at the highest level (E500RYT), certified Yoga Therapist and trained to address illness with yoga. Her students are encouraged to work at their own pace cultivating a deep awareness of body sensation.

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Enjoy a complete Vinyasa Yoga fitness program for total well-being! There will be energizing exercises, expansive breathing, stretching, strengthening, alignment and relaxation. All levels are welcome to experience the benefits of this class. Wear comfortable clothing. Bring a yoga mat and your sense of humor! Min 15 Max 28 Instructor: Maria Battista, a dedicated, warm and understanding teacher for 15 yrs, certified by several schools of yoga who continues to study and practice for over 30 yrs.

T’ai Chi Ch’uan (Age 16+) 4 Weeks

“Think over carefully what the final purpose is: to lengthen life and maintain youth.” T’ai Chi Ch’uan is an ancient Chinese method of physical culture, spiritual cultivation and self-defense. Its gentle movements can be learned and practiced by men, women and children alike. People of all ages can benefit from T’ai Chi practice. Min 12 Max 25 Instructor: Steven Rose, over 35 yrs T’ai Chi experience. New! Flying Crane Qigong (Age 18+) 4 Weeks At the DeTurk Round Barn (819 Donahue St.)

Yoga Energy for total well-being

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Utilize movement, breath and visualization to train one’s energy or Qi. This qigong class can be done sitting or standing and will increase flexibility, balance and stamina. Participants will become acquainted with select acupuncture points for self healing and other qigong exercises. Min 8 Max 20 Instructor: Aleta Drummond, MD – is a practicing Psychiatrist and Medical Acupuncturist. She has over 20 years as a practitioner of yang style Tai Chi and other various Qigong forms.


Adults

Health & Wellness Course

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Location

Age Day

Yoga For Every Body - Class fee is $50 (S.R. Resident $40)

(4 Weeks) (4 Weeks) (4 Weeks) (4 Weeks) (4 Weeks)

61184 61185 61186 61187 61188

Steele Lane/Dohn Rm Steele Lane/Dohn Rm Steele Lane/Dohn Rm Steele Lane/Dohn Rm Steele Lane/Dohn Rm

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Mon Mon Mon Mon Mon

Yoga For Every Body - Class fee is $50 (S.R. Resident $40) 61199 61200 61201 61202 61203

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Steele Lane/DeMeo Rm Steele Lane/DeMeo Rm Steele Lane/DeMeo Rm Steele Lane/DeMeo Rm Steele Lane/DeMeo Rm

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2/27-3/19 3/26-4/16 4/30-5/21 *6/4-7/2 7/9-7/30

9:00-10:15am 9:00-10:15am 9:00-10:15am 9:00-10:15am 9:00-10:15am

2/24-3/16 3/30-4/20 5/4-5/25 *6/8-7/6 7/13-8/3

Kathleen Miller 9:30-10:45am 9:30-10:45am 9:30-10:45am 9:30-10:45am *No 6/29 9:30-10:45am

Kathleen Miller

*No 6/25

Gentle Somatic Yoga - Class fee is $44 (S.R. Resident $34)

Gayatri Dawson

Yoga Energy - Class fee is $45 (S.R. Resident $35)

Maria Battista

(4 Weeks) (4 Weeks) (4 Weeks) (4 Weeks) (4 Weeks)

(4 Weeks) (4 Weeks) (4 Weeks) (4 Weeks) (4 Weeks)

61194 61195 61196 61197 61198

61189 61190 61191 61192 61193

Finley/Cypress Rm Finley/Cypress Rm Finley/Cypress Rm Finley/Cypress Rm Finley/Cypress Rm

Steele Lane/DeMeo Rm Steele Lane/DeMeo Rm Steele Lane/DeMeo Rm Steele Lane/DeMeo Rm Steele Lane/DeMeoRm

18+ 18+ 18+ 18+ 18+

18+ 18+ 18+ 18+ 18+

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2/23-3/15 3/29-4/19 5/3-5/24 6/7-6/28 7/12-8/2

2/22-3/14 *3/21-4/18 5/2-5/23 6/6-6/27 7/11-8/1

5:45-7:00pm 5:45-7:00pm 5:45-7:00pm 5:45-7:00pm 5:45-7:00pm

6:00-7:15pm 6:00-7:15pm 6:00-7:15pm 6:00-7:15pm 6:00-7:15pm

*No 4/4

T’ai Chi Ch’uan - Class fee is $35 (S.R. Resident $25)

(4 Weeks) (4 Weeks) (4 Weeks) (4 Weeks) (4 Weeks)

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Steele Lane/Dohn Rm 16+ Steele Lane/Dohn Rm 16+ Steele Lane/Dohn Rm 16+ Steele Lane/Dohn Rm 16+ Steele Lane/Dohn Rm 16+

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2/21-3/13 *3/20-4/17 5/1-5/22 6/5-6/26 7/10-7/31

Steven Rose 6:00-7:00pm 6:00-7:00pm *No 4/3 6:00-7:00pm 6:00-7:00pm 6:00-7:00pm

Flying Crane Qigong - Class fee is $56 (S.R. Resident $46) (4 weeks) (4 weeks) (4 weeks) (4 weeks)

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DeTurk Round Barn 18+ Wed 2/22-3/14 DeTurk Round Barn 18+ Wed 3/21-4/18 DeTurk Round Barn 18+ Wed 5/2-5/23 DeTurk Round Barn 18+ Wed 6/6-6/27 DeTurk Round Barn, 819 Donahue Street, Santa Rosa

For 50+ Drop-in classes, please see page 142.

Aleta Drummond 10:00-11:30am 10:00-11:30am 10:00-11:30am 10:00-11:30am

For Pilates classes, see pages 126 &127.

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Outdoor Fitness USING POLES FOR HIKING & OUTDOOR EXERCISE (Age 18+) 1 Day - includes a nature practice hike

POWER with Poles! Using your whole body while hiking feels New! GOOD. Learn vital, lifelong skills that help reduce knee stress and prolong agility. Improve endurance, confidence and strength. Practice new skills outdoors on the trail, with a variety of top quality poles (provided). Discover which poles fit you best, how to use core muscles to preserve your joints and how to improve your performance on a variety of terrain! This class is for hikers from novice to advanced. Participant should be in moderately good physical shape, able to walk on uneven terrain and be comfortable hiking about 3 miles. Contact Jayah at Seminar@AdventureBuddies.net, (415-699-3333) for specific course details. Min 8 Max 12 Instructor: Jayah Faye Paley, ACE & AFAA Certified Personal Trainer, Educator & Mobility Coach and creator of the only comprehensive training available on how to use poles for hiking, walking and mobility. Founded AdventureBuddies in 1995.

NORDIC POLE WALKING FOR HEALTH & FITNESS (Age 18+) 1 Day

Using Poles for Fitness

Walk with more power and attitude! Studies show that you can burn up to 70% more calories with Nordic New! walking over “regular” walking. Learn how to improve your pace, endurance, spine function and upper body strength while walking, talking & enjoying the outdoors. Popular in Europe, this activity is great for athletes and couch potatoes alike! This is not a hiking poles class, but it’s ideal for those who want to get more exercise; cross train or get more from a walking program. We’ll use Nordic Walking poles (provided) and walk outdoors on relatively flat terrain. Contact Jayah at Seminar@AdventureBuddies.net, (415-699-3333) for specific course details. Min 8 Max 12 Instructor: Jayah Faye Paley (see “Using Poles for Hiking” info) Sat, 4/7 3:30-5:30pm Spring Lake County Park ($6 parking fee) $32 (S.R. Resident $22) #62492

Sat, 4/7 9:30-3:15pm Spring Lake County Park ($6 parking fee) $50 (S.R. Resident $40) #62491

BEGINNING BIRD WATCHING (Age 18+) 1 Day

Come discover the wide, wonderful world of our avian friends. Spring and summer are exciting times to view nesting bird species. Join us for fun and discover your natural world. Be sure to bring binoculars, water, snack and dress comfortably. We will meet by the concession stand at Spring Lake. Directions will be on your confirmation receipt. Min 8 Max 20 Instructor: Dave LaCasse is an avid bird watcher with over 50 years of experience in the field and classroom. Sat, 4/14 8:30-11:30am Spring Lake Park Lagoon $35 (S.R. Resident $25) #62444

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Outdoor Fitness FLY FISHING 101 – THE BASICS (Age 18+) 1 Day

This class session covers the skills and techniques necessary to get you fly-fishing. You will learn three types of casts, knot tying, presentation techniques, and understanding equipment, trout habitat and entomology (the study of insects – the natural food of the trout). During the session, students will have opportunities to both learn and practice techniques. Beginning with a description of the fly fishing equipment and how it is put together into a complete outfit, this class then focuses upon essential fishing knots, the different types of flies and when to use them. By the end of the course, budding anglers are ready to concentrate on catching fish. All materials, rods and reels are provided. Bring a snack, water, hat, sunglasses and sun screen. Min 4 Max 6 Instructor: Carlo Bongio is Fly Fishing Department Manager for Western Sports Shop and brings over 44 years of practical and formal fly fishing experience. Sat, 4/7 10:00-2:00pm *Galvin Park Casting Pond $110 (S.R. Resident $100) #62424

Sat, 5/5 10:00-2:00pm *Galvin Park Casting Pond $110 (S.R. Resident $100) #62425

Sat, 6/2 10:00-2:00pm *Galvin Park Casting Pond $110 (S.R. Resident $100) #62427

*Galvin Park Casting Pond, 3330 Yulupa Avenue, Santa Rosa

WILDERNESS FIRST AID (Age 12+) 1 Day

No one sets off on an outdoor adventure expecting a medical problem to occur. However, a potentially hostile environment and lack of facilities can quickly cause a routine situation to escalate into a real medical emergency. There is no substitute for preparedness. Everyone venturing into the wilds should have an understanding of basic first aid and wilderness rescue. Do you know how to handle a sprained ankle or how to properly splint a broken bone? Would you know what to do if a camper fell into a fire? Do you know what percentage of rattlesnake bites are dry bites (no venom), and how to tell the difference? If not, this informative, interactive, and fun workshop is perfect for the experienced backpacker as well as family day hikers. Note: Standard First Aid is required as a prerequisite. Min 8 Max 20 Instructor: Eric Peterson is a certified instructor through the American Safety and Health Institute, EMS Safety Services, American Red Cross, and Life Support Network. Eric is passionate about preparing individuals and companies for life-threatening emergencies, and his teaching style is fun, informative and hands-on. Thu, 4/5 6:00-9:00pm Steele lane/Rm 6 $48 (S.R. Resident $38) #62389

Wilderness First Aid

For CPR & First Aid, please see page 118.

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Outdoor Fitness BACK ROADS WINE AND NATURE ADVENTURES (Age 18+) 1 Day

Get off the couch, put away the remote and see what you are missing in the beautiful bay area. Dust off those hiking shoes and tag along with me to explore a few of my hidden nature hideouts. We’ll explore places you never knew existed. Maybe taste fine wine in a Castle, or ramble through Wooded Preserves, Waterfalls, Cliffs, and Caves! Trek through a real Sherwood Forest or Oceanside Hideaway. Don’t forget the camera. All you need is the adventurous spirit and I’ll do the rest. Min 7 Max 20 Instructor: Tom Bold (The Hulaman) 15 years experience leading outdoor events and explorations. He is trained with California wine tours and is a Personal Fitness Trainer. These events encompass wine viticulture, art appreciation, nature awareness, For information - (925) 639-2496 Fee: $35 (S.R. Resident $25) SKYLINE WILDERNESS ADVENTURE

A wildlife filled 7-8 mile moderate trek with breathtaking North Napa Valley views. Enjoy a picnic lunch beside a hidden lake, cliff sites, creek & bridge crossings, unusual trees and old pre 20th century structures. A final descent along a lush fern lined canyon creek with huge rock formations and an exciting waterfall ladder will take us down to terra firma. An optional wine tasting event at a special winery follows this outing. A very special day.

Sat, 3/3 10:00-4:00pm #62407

COYOTE PEAK/ENCHANTED FOREST & WINE CASTLE ADVENTURE

A super fun day awaits you on this moderate 5 mile trek thru a variety of terrain including, Douglas Fir, Cypress, Redwoods, Oak, Madrone and some very stunning Manzanita trees. We will have scenic Napa Valley views from Coyote Peak. It is a gradual trek to the top. Most of the rest is all down hill. Our trails take us along fern lined creeks & log and bridge crossings. Then we will proceed to a very relaxing private island and lakeside picnic location under a detached castle tower. After lunch we will tour some of the castle grounds then walk up the drawbridge, over the moat and under the drop gate. Our Tuscan War Castle Tour & Wine Tasting begins. (Please plan for all day on this outing.) This will be a day to remember. Yes, there is a dungeon & torture chamber, so behave yourself.

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preservation, and physical fitness. Vitamin water, hiking poles, juice, tea, energy bars and fruit & nut packs are provided on all hikes. Please bring a lunch. Fees for wine tasting vary from free to $16.

GULCH FALLS AND AUDUBON CANYON

This is a double hike of 3-4.5 miles that is rated moderate because there is some climbing. The first hike is short but is more of an exploratory adventure. Many obstacles will slow our jungle trek through all types of terrain. We will locate the huge owl's and eagle's nests on our way to the hidden canyon waterfall. The Audubon Canyon trek hike is near and is something special to experience. We will have super scenic views of Bolinas Lagoon & the ocean as we hike through beautiful Redwoods. Special side trail areas will have spotting scopes & binoculars to view the herons & egrets that nest & hatch their young in the Cypress trees. We will have a picnic lunch between the two hikes near the camouflaged bird watching house. Don't forget your cameras. Wine will be available. A dinner option follows.

Sat, 4/7 10:30-4:00pm #62408 NOTE: Instructor will email participants approximately 2 days before the hike to confirm meeting location. Please make sure your email address is current in our system by calling 543-3737.

It is recommended to wear hiking shoes not gym shoes. Spring/Summer 2012

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BARTHOLOMEW PRESERVE/VALLEY OF THE MOON

A hidden gem is an historic Winery, Museum AND Nature Preserve in the "valley of the Moon". This area has very limited access. An easy 3.5 mile hike with much variety including; Miwok caves, lush fern lined creeks & bridge crossings, scenic Southern Sonoma Valley views and a redwood grove nestled next to a giant bullfrog lake. The far end of the lake has waterfalls and hanging gardens (flowers). A relaxing shaded picnic follows overlooking springtime vineyards. A visit to the winery & museum after is optional.

Sat, 5/12 10:00-3:30pm #62409

TOMALES BAY & OCEAN/ 4 BEACH ADVENTURE

A moderate 5.5 mile nature adventure. Cameras are a must. Lush fern lined trails thru twisted (unusual) and beautiful Cypress trees. Our first beach will be deserted. Few humans get to this place. We may encounter Sting Rays, wild looking Jellyfish and more critters here. We then hike along the Bay to a real Sherwood like forest. Then a picnic stop atop a cliff with scenic shoreline views. It will be hard to leave this spot. We then cross a second beach continuing on to Indian Beach with Miwok structures to see. We return via a lush trail and on to the 4th beach at the ocean. A beautiful beach walk and dunes, mountain cave, a mussel colony and the highlight of the day: A huge sea cave with a skylight at the end. We can explore it if the tide is low. An oyster dinner option follows.

Sat, 7/14 10:30-4:30pm #62411


Adults

Outdoor Fitness ADULT ADVENTURE CAMP (Age 18+) 1 Day

"I wish I could go to camp!" is a quote frequently heard by parents and visitors to the ranch. Well now you can! This Adult New! Adventure Camp offers a variety of activities for you to choose from. Participants can select the activities they would like to participate in: High Ropes Course, Giant Swing, Zipline, Riflery, Archery, or Nature Hike. Note: Due to the duration, all activities will not be completed in 1 session. Select your favorites to participate in for each session. Enjoy a fun after noon at the ranch followed by wine (non-alcoholic beverages available) and appetizers. Don't miss out on this great opportunity! Participant must have a release form signed to participate. Please contact Cloverleaf Ranch at (707) 545-5906 to request the form. Min 8 Max 12 Instructor: Cloverleaf Ranch Staff 2:00pm - 6:00pm Cloverleaf Ranch – 3892 Old Redwood Highway, Santa Rosa 95403 $89 (S.R. Resident $79) High Ropes Course and Giant Swing maximum weight is 240. Zipline maximum weight is 210. Session 1: Sat, 6/23 #62895

Session 2: Sat, 7/21 #62896 Fun on the zip line

ADULT HORSE RIDING CLASS - cloverleaf Ranch (Age 18+) 4 Weeks

New!

This class is designed to provide adult riders a holistic approach to horsemanship. The class includes ground work and riding skills. Communication with the horse will be emphasized and riders will learn how to utilize the appropriate aids on the ground as well as while riding. One trail ride will be included depending on riders’ riding level and weather. This class will give you all the necessary skills… great for first time riders or those working towards developing their current skills. Students must wear socks and long pants (jeans.) We recommend bringing your own helmets/boots to ensure an ideal fit or Cloverleaf Ranch can provide use of boots and helmets with no additional charge. Riders are required to wear a helmet (bike helmets are not sufficient). Max weight is 210 lbs. An extra treat this season includes dinner every night after class! Our covered arena ensures that we can ride rain or shine. Participant must have a release form signed to participate. Please contact Cloverleaf Ranch at (707) 545-5906 to request the form. Min 3 Max 6 Instructor: Tammy Stephens, Cloverleaf Ranch Staff Cloverleaf Ranch – 3892 Old Redwood Highway, Santa Rosa 95403 Covered Arena $190 (S.R. Resident $180) Session 1: Tue, 6/19-7/10 5:30-7:00pm #62488

Session 2: Mon, 7/16-8/6 5:30-7:00pm #62489

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WEDNESDAY NIGHT MOUNTAIN BIKE RACES (June-August 2012)

The excitement of short track mountain bike racing comes to Santa Rosa’s Howarth Park! Mountain Bike racing is fast, fun and good for you too! These races are for anyone who would like to try mountain bike racing on a short course. All skill levels are welcome. The trails in Howarth Park are perfect for first time racers all the way to pro riders looking to practice their skills. The course is approximately one mile long and consists of smooth rolling dirt trails. Racers can enter the appropriate category for their skill level and will race for a set length of time depending on experience. HELMETS ARE REQUIRED! A liability release waiver is required for all riders. This form is available online at www. howarthpark.com or at the race site on the night of the race. Youth riders under age 18 will need a parent/guardian signature for each race! Min 2 Max 20 per race. (All Ages) NOTE: Please bring your own water. Pre-Registration: Participants can pre-register online at www.santarosarec.com or see pages 166 & 167 for registration information. Please bring your receipt if you pre-register.

Location: Howarth Park, Camp Wa-Tam Area 630 Summerfield Road, Santa Rosa

Race Coordinator: The Bike Peddler

Races run from 5:15 to 8:30pm Please note the earlier start time! The race categories are: Juniors (Age: 12 and under) Adult Beginner, Intermediate Adult, and Expert For more information about race times and race results, visit bikemonkey.net or call Chris Wells at the Bike Peddler at (707) 571-2428

Race Date Barcode

On-site Registration: Onsite registration (race days only) starts at 5:00pm On-site Registration Fee: $5.00 Junior (under 16, must have parent signature) $10.00 Adult (16+)

June 6 June 13 June 20 July 11 July 18 July 25

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Race Date Barcode

Aug 1 Aug 8 Aug 15 Aug 22

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Please note: There will be NO races on June 27 or July 4!

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Active Adults 50 + Classes

BEGINNING BIRD WATCHING (Age 50+) 1 Day

Come discover the wide, wonderful world of our avian friends. Spring and summer are exciting times to view nesting bird species. Join us for fun and discover your natural world. Be sure to bring binoculars, water, snack and dress comfortably. We will meet by the concession stand at Spring Lake. Directions will be on your confirmation receipt. Min 8 Max 20 Instructor: Dave LaCasse is an avid bird watcher with over 50 years of experience in the field and classroom. Sat, 5/12 8:30-11:00am Spring Lake Lagoon $32 (S.R. Resident $22) #62446 Red Breast Bird

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GENERAL PHOTOGRAPHY (Age 50+) 2 Days How to Create Your Best Pictures

Learn your camera controls, functions (what do all those dials do?) for both manual & automatic cameras. Learn why your images are not coming out the way you would like them to look. Learn how to improve your images, lens choices, ways of saving some money on your photography and, data transfer. Bring any questions you might have about how to operate your camera and how to improve your images. Please bring paper, pen, camera, laptop computer if you have one. Min 8 Max 12 Instructor: Owen Scott Shirwo has been a Professional Photographer for over 30 years in Chicago, LA & Northern California. He has worked in Commercial, Product, Portrait, Event, Public Relations, Food and Architecture Photography. His work experience includes film and digital media, black & white, color and all equipment from 35 MM to 8x10 view cameras. He has taught photography in both classroom and location settings. Sat, 5/5 & 5/12 10:00-12:00pm Finley/Maple Rm $48 (S.R. Resident $38) #62485

Improve the Look of Your Image

Sat, 6/16 & 6/23 10:00-12:00pm Finley/Maple Rm $48 (S.R. Resident $38) #62486

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BRAIN gain (Age 16+) 1 Day

T’ai Chi Ch’uan FOR SENIORS (Age 50+)

T'ai Chi Ch'uan is an ancient Chinese method of physical and spiritual cultivation. This slow movement, low impact practice is a gentle, enjoyable way for anyone to promote physical and mental health. Benefits can include improved cardio-vascular fitness, healthy blood pressure and management of chronic pain. So join our next T'ai Chi class in your comfortable, loose-fitting clothing and see what it can do for you! Min 12 Max 25 Instructor: Nadine Giovannini, over 4 yrs Tai Chi experience, assistant Tai Chi instructor at the Bennett Valley Senior Center, trained with long time (over 35 yrs) T’ai Chi Ch’uan instructor Steven Rose.

Yoga for Every Body

yogA for EVERY BODY (Age 18+)

This class adapts practice to suit each person’s condition, experience and needs. It incorporates gentle movements, postures, and relaxation techniques to increase strength and flexibility, improve posture, and provide a sense of vitality, well being and deep tranquility. Min 10 Max 20 Instructor: Kathleen Miller

Build the brain with movement games. Forget the hard stuff, we’re here to have fun. Designed for all ages to help improve concentration and ability to focus, this class will increase your memory and improve math skills too! As your eye-hand coordination improves so will your self confidence and esteem. Sound impossible? All you have to do is play the games. Brain Power games are done with sand filled bags and racquetballs. A $15 material fee will be collected by the instructor in class to purchase these items. Exact change would be appreciated. This is really easy and the benefits are astonishing! Min 6 Max 15 Instructor: Cate Thomas is a Movement Educator, specializing in Transformative Somatic Education and Human Development. She is a certified Feldenkrais teacher for 25 yrs & Bones For Life teacher for 14 yrs. She also holds a Masters in Fine Arts and Dance with a Special Education focus.

T’ai Chi Ch’uan

feldenkrais/ANAT BANIEL METHOD (SM): TRANSFORMATIONAL MOVEMENT LESSONS (SM) (Age 18+)

Discover how movement communicates with the brain, builds new brain connections, overcomes aches and pains, increases strength, flexibility and energy; enhances mental clarity and concentration, increasing your sense of vitality. “I always leave this class feeling renewed from the deep relaxation that comes with listening to my body ... gently and without effort, my body learns how to be in the world.” Wear warm, loose fitting clothing, bring a towel for extra comfort. Min 12 Max 20 Instructors: Jan Peterson, physical therapist, a Guild Certified Feldenkrais and ABM practitioner. Celest Connor, RN, Anat Baniel Practitioner.

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AARP Driver Safety Program (Age 50+)

Driver safety classes conducted by AARP instructors teach safe driving techniques to help drivers 55 and older compensate for the effects of aging. A two-day 8-hour class is offered for drivers who have not taken the class before. A 4 1/2 hour renewal class is available to drivers who have taken the class within the last four years. Auto insurance discounts are available upon completion of the class. To maintain the discount, the class must be repeated every three years. Due to the popularity of these classes, if you sign up and are not able to attend, please let us know. AARP members must bring their membership card to class for proof of lower enrollment. This course includes a $3 City of Santa Rosa administrative fee. Class is located at: CHOPS, 509 Adams Street, Santa Rosa. Min 20 Max 30

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BONES FOR LIFE (Age 18+) 4 Weeks

Naturally regenerate your bones with easy, enjoyable movement while in a chair. Increase bone density, reduce the risk of osteoporosis, and feel more vital and alive! These dynamic, harmonious exercises work with the principals of pressure and weight-bearing to produce stronger and healthier bones. Learn in this fun, relaxing process to increase your flexibility and stability, while improving your posture. If you are young, this is an investment in your future. If you are mature, this is a must! Min 8 Max 12 Instructor: Cate Thomas is a Movement Educator, specializing in Transformative Somatic Education and Human Development. She is a certified Feldenkrais teacher for 25 yrs & Bones For Life teacher for 14 yrs. She also holds a Masters in Fine Arts and Dance with a Special Education focus.


Active Adults 50 + Classes

Course

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T’ai Chi Ch’uan for Seniors - Class fee is $38 (S.R. Resident $28)

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Steele Lane/Dohn Rm Steele Lane/Dohn Rm Steele Lane/Dohn Rm Steele Lane/Dohn Rm Steele Lane/Dohn Rm

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Nadine Giovannini 11:00-12:00pm 11:00-12:00pm 11:00-12:00pm 11:00-12:00pm 11:00-12:00pm

Feldenkrais/ABM Transformational Movement - Class fee is $41 (S.R. Resident $31)

Jan Peterson

Yoga For Every Body - Class fee is $50 (SR. Resident $40)

Kathleen Miller

(4 Weeks) (4 Weeks) (4 Weeks) (4 Weeks) (4 Weeks) (4 Weeks) (4 Weeks) (4 Weeks) (4 Weeks) (4 Weeks) (4 Weeks) (4 Weeks) (4 Weeks) (4 Weeks) (4 Weeks)

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61184 61185 61186 61187 61188 61199 61200 61201 61202 61203

Steele Lane/Hub Rm Steele Lane/Hub Rm Steele Lane/Hub Rm Steele Lane/Hub Rm Steele Lane/Hub Rm

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Steele Lane/Dohn Rm Steele Lane/Dohn Rm Steele Lane/Dohn Rm Steele Lane/Dohn Rm Steele Lane/Dohn Rm Steele Lane/DeMeo Rm Steele Lane/DeMeo Rm Steele Lane/DeMeo Rm Steele Lane/DeMeo Rm Steele Lane/DeMeo Rm

Fri Fri Fri Fri Fri

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Mon Mon Mon Mon Mon Fri Fri Fri Fri Fri

2/24-3/16 3/30-4/20 5/4-5/25 6/8-6/29 7/13-8/3

2/27-3/19 3/26-4/16 4/30-5/21 *6/4-7/2 7/9-7/30 2/24-3/16 3/30-4/20 5/4-5/25 *6/8-7/6 7/13-8/3

11:00-12:00pm 11:00-12:00pm 11:00-12:00pm 11:00-12:00pm 11:00-12:00pm

9:00-10:15am 9:00-10:15am 9:00-10:15am 9:00-10:15am 9:00-10:15am 9:30-10:45am 9:30-10:45am 9:30-10:45am 9:30-10:45am 9:30-10:45am

Brain Gain - Class fee is $36 (S.R. Resident $26) 62415 Finley/Maple Rm

(1 Day)

18+

Thu

Bones for Life - Class fee is $51 (S.R. Resident $41) (4 Weeks) (4 Weeks)

62417 Finley/Maple Rm 62418 Finley/Maple Rm

18+ 18+

Tue Tue

*No 6/25

*No 6/29

3/8 6:00-7:30pm

Catherine Thomas

3:30-5:00pm 3:30-5:00pm

Catherine Thomas

3/27-4/17 6/5-6/26

AARP Driver Safety Program - ** Class Fee is $17 (AARP Members $15)

(1 day) (2 days) (1 day) (2 days) (2 days) (1 day)

59737 61905 61907 61908 61909 61910

Senior Ctr - Refresher CHOPS CHOPS - Refresher CHOPS CHOPS CHOPS - Refresher

55+ 55+ 55+ 55+ 55+ 55+

Sat Tu/Th Tu Tu/Th Tu/Th Tu

2/11 3/20, 3/22 4/10 5/8, 5/10 6/12, 6/14 7/10

9:00-1:30pm 9:30-2:00pm 9:30-2:00pm 9:30-2:00pm 9:30-2:00pm 9:30-2:00pm

(1 day) (1 day) (1 day)

61911 Senior Ctr - Refresher 61912 Senior Ctr - Refresher 61913 Senior Ctr - Refresher

55+ 55+ 55+

Sat Sat Sat

4/7 6/9 8/4

9:00-1:30pm 9:00-1:30pm 9:00-1:30pm

AARP Volunteer

**This course includes a City of Santa Rosa $3 administrative fee. CHOPS is located at 509 Adams, Santa Rosa Bennett Valley Senior Center, 704 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa

For "Using Poles to Acheive & Maintain Mobility" class, see page 140.

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USING POLES TO ACHIEVE & MAINTAIN MOBILITY (Age 50+) 1 Day

Improve your balance, endurance, posture, walking gait & strength ... and feel taller! Easy-to-learn techniques & gentle movements help you move confidently and navigate everyday obstacles to enhance your mobility experience. This class is for those with mild to moderate mobility challenges and Jayah will help you find the poles that fit you best. People with MS, Parkinson’s, arthritis or aging joints find these skills invaluable for maintaining their quality of life and this class is ideal for someone facing or recovering from a joint replacement. Top-quality poles are provided. People using a walker, please contact the instructor before registering: Seminar@AdventureBuddies.net or (415) 699-3333. Min 8 Max 15 Instructor: Jayah Faye Paley, ACE & AFAA Certified Personal Trainer, Educator & Mobility Coach creator of the only comprehensive training available on how to use poles to achieve, maintain, even regain mobility. Her company, AdventureBuddies, founded in 1995, focuses on helping people learn how to more completely enjoy the outdoors. Thu, 3/22 1:00-4:00pm Bennett Valley Senior Center/Rm 19 $39 (S.R. Resident $29) #62495

Thu, 7/19 1:00-4:00pm Bennett Valley Senior Center/Rm 19 $39 (S.R. Resident $29) #62496

Achieve Mobility with Poles!

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Active Adults 50 + Two Locations

Active Adults, 50 or Better Whether you’re a quintagenarian or a centenarian, or somewhere in between, you’re more than welcome to enjoy the wide variety of activities we offer our Active Adults, 50 or Better! These programs are generally “drop-in” by nature, meaning you’re welcome any time. We have activities designed to stimulate your body, mind and soul. As well as scheduled activities, there are special events and timely seminars throughout the year. You can keep on top of the latest news by becoming a Member. MEMBERSHIP isn’t required to attend any of our activities, but DOES HAVE IT’S REWARDS! For $24/year (Individual) $40/yr (Couples) per year, you receive a photo ID card, monthly newsletter mailed directly to your home and discounts on a variety of activities throughout the year! When you sign up, give us your birthdate, and you’ll be a Flighty 50, Sexy 60, Sassy 70, Awesome 80, or Nifty 90! (By the way, membership is FREE to all Nifty 90s!) Drop by either of our two community centers and see for yourself.

Recreation - The Benefits Are Ageless! Free MONthly CLINICS

Bennett Valley Senior Center

Allergy Screening Blood Pressure Hearing/Hearing Aid Screening Legal Aid Clinic

A great place to socialize, pick up a game of cards, a game of 8 or 9-ball (three tables), enjoy coffee and conversation or simply people watch! Open 9:00am to 5:00pm daily.

at the Bennett Valley Center

We have a new (free) clinic. Kaiser Senior Advantage 1st & 3rd Wednesdays 9:30am-11:30am / Room 11 FREE – No appt. necessary

LEISURE ROOM

Planning a party, meeting or gathering? The Bennett Valley Center has rooms available for rent. Call 545-8608 for more information

Minimal charge for playing pool.

Bennett Valley Senior Center 704 Bennett Valley Road 545-8608; FAX 545-8622 Mon-Fri, 8:30am-5pm

We are now a safe medicine drop-off site!

need a space?

Bus Route #5, #18

Finley Community Center 2060 W College Ave 543-3737; FAX 543-3736 Mon - Fri, 8am - 7pm Sat, 9am - 1pm Bus Route #3, #6, #15

California Cafe Open

Bennett Valley Senior Center - California Room / 5 Days a week / Lunch served at 11:30am Lunch is served 5 days at the Bennett Valley Senior Center, courtesy of the Council on Aging Congregate Meal Program. Enjoy a hot, delicious and nutritious meal with your friends or meet new friends. After lunch, stay for your favorite afternoon activity. Reservations are required at least 24 hours in advance. Call (707) 545-8608 to schedule your luncheon. Review the monthly calendar in your monthly newsletter or on the bulletin boards at the community centers. A $4.00 donation is suggested. Adults 60 or better are welcome.

brunch on Fridays is freshly prepared All Community Centers closed: New Years Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, day after Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

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Active Adults 50 + Drop-In Programs

Indulge Your Passion Bingo

Mon & Fri, 12:30pm - 3:30pm, $2.00 (Social time: 11:30am - 12:30pm) Sr. Center, Rm 19

Pinochle

Mon, 12pm - 4pm, $2.00 Finley Center, Maple Rm Wed, 12:30pm - 4pm, $2.00 Senior Center, Rm 18 Fri, 12:30pm - 4pm, $2.00 Senior Center, Rm 18

Bridge, Beginning

Bidding, Play of the Hand, & Defense Tue, 10am - 1pm, $2.00 Senior Center, Rm 16

Bridge, Duplicate

Mon, 12:30pm - 4:00pm, $4.00 Finley, Cypress Rm

Bridge, Experienced

Tue, Fri, 12:30pm - 4pm, $2.00 Senior Center, Tue, Rm 18 / Fri, Rm 17

Senior Bridge

Thu, 12:30pm - 4pm, $2.00 Senior Center, Rm 18

Party Bridge

Mon, 1pm - 4pm, $2.00 Senior Center, Rm 16

Whist

Stimulate Your Mind Senior Discussion Group Wed, 10am - 11:30am, $2.00 Senior Center, Rm 18

Chinese Mah Jong

Wed, 12:45pm-3:30pm, $2.00 Senior Center, Calif. Rm

Thursday Morning Motivations 2nd Thu, 10:30am - 11:30am Senior Center, Rm 16

Exercise Your Body Better Balance

Tues, 10:30am to 11:30am, $4.00 Senior Center, Rm 18

Tai Chi

Mon, 8:45am - 9:50am, $4.00 Senior Center, Calif. Rm

Rosen Method of Movement

Wed, $7.00 8:30am - 9:30am, Senior Ctr., Rm 18

Morning Exercise

Mon, Wed & Fri , $2.00 10am - 11am, Senior Ctr. Mon & Fri, Calif. Rm. / Wed, Rm 19

History

Mon, 10:30am - 12pm, $2.00 Senior Center, Rm 18

Scrabble

Wed, 1pm - 4pm, $2.00 Senior Center

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Intermediate Conversational Spanish

Tue, 9:30am-11:00am, $2.00 Senior Center, Rm 17

Advanced Beginning Spanish

Tue, 11:00am-12:30pm, $2.00 Senior Center, Rm 17

Advanced Conversational Spanish

Tue, 11:00am-12:30pm, $2.00 Senior Center, Rm 11

Choral Group - Silver Singers Thu, 10am - 11:30am, $2.00 Senior Center, Rm 19

Express Your Creativity

Stretch & Bend

Photography

Line Dancing

Stimulate Your Mind

Tue, 9:30am-11:00am, $2.00 Senior Center, Calif. Rm

Mon, 1pm-2:30pm, $2.00 Senior Center, Calif. Rm

Pedro

Ladies Beginning Pool Wed, 9am - 12pm, $2.00 Senior Center, Rm 13

Beginning Conversational Spanish

Needlecraft

Tue & Thu, 10am - 11am, $3.00 Senior Center, Rm 18 Mon, 9:30am-10am, $2.00 Senior Center, Rm 19 Mon,10am-11am, $2.00 Senior Center, Rm 19

Line Dancing

Fri, 9:30am-10:30am, $2.00 Senior Center, Rm 19 Wed, 11:15am-12:15pm, $2.00 Senior Center, Rm 19

Ballroom Dances

Fri, 1:00-4:00pm, $7.00 Finley Center, E. Person Aud.

Ping Pong

Wed, 1:30pm-4:30pm, $2.00 Senior Center, Rm 19

Wii Games

Thu, 8:30am-11:00am, $2.00 Senior Center, Calif. Rm

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New!

Enlighten Your Spirit

Tue & Thu, 2pm-3pm, $7.00 Senior Center, Rm 19

Beginning Line Dancing

Pocket Billiards

Fri,10:30am-11:30am, $4.00 Senior Center, Rm 18

Zumba (Gold) (For all Ages!)

Thur, 1pm - 4pm, $2.00 Senior Center, Rm 18A Tue, 1pm - 3pm, $2.00 Senior Center, Rm 17

Hatha Yoga

1st & 2nd Tue of the month 2pm - 4pm, $2.00 Field Trip - 4th week Senior Center, Rm 18

Painting/Watercolor*

Wed & Thu, 1:30pm - 4:30pm, $2.00 Senior Center, Rm 16

Creative Writing/Autobiography Fri, 9am - 12pm, $2.00 Senior Center, Rm 16

Painting/Watercolor* Fri, 12:15pm -3pm, $2.00 Senior Center, Rm 16

Painting/Watercolor II* Fri, 3:15pm - 5pm, $2.00 Senior Center, Rm 16

Ukulele

Wed, 1pm-2:30pm, $2.00 Senior Center, Rm 17

New!

*Plus additional fee to instructor


Active Adults 50+ Special Events

Learn to Ride the Bus!

drop-in weight room

Learn all about Santa Rosa CityBus Trip Planning, Fares & Routes! April 9

Barcode #59311

May 14

Barcode #59312

June 11

Barcode #59314

July 9

Barcode #59315

Aug 13

Barcode #59317

Sept 10

Barcode #59328

Oct 8

Barcode #59329

Bennett Valley Senior Center Monday through Friday: Monday, Wednesday and Friday:

9:00am - 5:00pm 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Adults 18+ (13-17years old with adult supervision) $18.00 — 6 Visit Pass $30.00 — 12 Visit Pass $45.00 — 20 Visit Pass Adults 50+ with current membership: $12.00 —6 Visit Pass $18.00—12 Visit Pass $25.00—20 Visit Pass

Classes take place at the

Bennett Valley Senior Center 704 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa

Sign up for this fun class today! 707-545-8608

Please buy passes at the front desk of the Senior Center before participating in the drop-in program.

Annual Health & Wellness Fair

After enjoying our hearty pancake breakfast, tour the rest of the Bennett Valley Senior Center and visit the 50+ groups such as Council on Aging, Mobility Masters, etc. who will be displaying their information. There will be health screenings for hearing, blood pressure, and fall prevention information as well as several demonstrations and presentations from 9am to 12pm. Admission to the health fair is FREE and open to the public. There is ample FREE parking. For vendor information, call Jan at 543-4624.

Sat, May 5, 2012 9:00am-12:00pm FREE Admission *B.V. Senior Center Vendor Barcode: #58930 Early Bird Registraion, before March 31st: Non-profits: $75 / For-profits: $125 Registraion after March 31st: Non-profits: $95 / For-profits: $175

Annual Membership Appreciation Breakfast

Co-sponsored by the Sunrise Rotary Club of Santa Rosa, and in appreciation of our members, a hearty and hot breakfast prepared and served by the Rotarians. Menu includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, vegan sausage, fresh fruit, juice and coffee.

tax time again - 2011 AARP Income tax Prep Service Mon & Wed, 9:00am-3:00pm Feb. 6 through April 16

Tue & Thu, 9:00am-2:00pm Feb. 2 through April 12

Bennett Valley Senior Center 704 Bennett Valley Road 545-8608

Finley Community Center 2060 W. College Ave. 543-3737

Sat, May 5, 2012 Two seatings, 9:00 & 10:00am Non-members $5.00 (all welcome) Free to Members *B.V. Senior Center #58927 9:00am #58929 10:00am

Free!

~ Donations greatly appreciated ~

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Active Adults 50 + Special Events

l a u n An Senior Picnic

9th Annual! Summer Neighborhood Flea Market

Celebrate the holiday at our annual senior picnic at the Howarth Park Gazebo. Festivities begin at 11am, so bring your cards, music and dancing shoes. Full BBQ lunch served at Noon, followed at 1pm by the sounds of a dixie land band.

Saturday, August 11 8am to 1pm

No tickets sold at the park. Date: Time: Cost: Location: Barcode:

Wednesday, July 11 11:00am - 3:00pm $5 Members / $10 Non-Members Howarth Park Gazebo #58941

Co-sponsored by Santa Rosa Sunrise Rotary Club

704 Bennett Valley Road, Parking Lot Barcode #58939

50 Booths of Treats & Treasures Hot Dog BBQ and Beverages

ALL senior activities and classes are CANCELLED on Wed, July 11, due to the picnic. See you there!

ONly $20 For Vendor Space Call 545-8608 for information

First Annual Crab Feed

Sat, February 25 6:00pm Finley Community Center $40 per person #58926

Big Buck$ Bingo

Sat, March 24 10:00am - 2:00pm $10.00 members / $20.00 non-members Bennett Valley Sr. Center, Rm 19 #58928

AARP Thank You BBQ

Wed, April 11 11:30am - 1:30pm $2.00 members / $5.00 non-members Bennett Valley Sr. Center Patio #58938

The Bennett Valley Senior Center Fundraising Committee is co-sponsoring our First Annual Crab Feed fundraiser dinner, which will be held at the Finley Community Center’s spacious Person Auditorium. Along with a fabulous dinner of Dungeness Crab, pasta, salad, French bread, wine and dessert, there will be a silent auction in the Sequoia Lobby full of wonderful items to entice you! All proceeds will go to the Senior Center’s Trust Fund for the benefit of the Bennett Valley Senior Center’s programs and activities!

$10 Admission includes 18 game sheets and Hot Dog BBQ lunch. We have Daubers! Pre-registration is Required. Additional Bingo Packs (9 games) $5.00 each, available at game.

Special BBQ thanking our AARP Tax Volunteers for their service!

Father’s Day BBQ

Not to be forgotten, a special acknowledgment to those guys in our lives! Polish sausages and all the fixings!

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New!

Mon, June 18 11:30am - 1:30pm $2.00 Member Dads / $5.00 non-members Bennett Valley Sr. Center Patio #58940


*Bennett Valley Senior Center, 704 Bennett Valley Road / 545-8608

Active Adults 50+ Activities & Events

Pool Tournaments

Generally, these are 9-Ball tournaments, mens, womens or mixed doubles. Watch the Senior Activities newsletter for special intra-center competitions!

10:00am - 2:00pm $3 per entrant *Bennett Valley Sr. Center, Rm 13 Barcode Barcode Barcode Barcode Barcode Barcode Barcode

55922 59110 59111 59112 59113 59114 59115

2/16/12 3/15/12 4/19/12 5/17/12 6/21/12 7/17/12 8/16/12

St. Patrick’s Day lunch

Fri, March 16 11:30am $4.00 suggested donation *Bennett Valley Senior Center #58931

cinco de Mayo lunch

Fri, May 4 11:30am $4.00 suggested donation *Bennett Valley Senior Center #58932

Ballroom Dance Themes

Fridays 1:00pm - 4:00pm $7.00 Finley Community Center

Prepared by the Council on Aging’s kitchen, this traditional meal will include corned beef, cabbage, carrots and all the trimmings. Seating is limited, so pre-registration is required. However, one pays at the door, $4.00 suggested donation.

Prepared by the Council on Aging's Kitchen. Check our monthly newsletter for the special menu!

Enjoy all your favorite ballroom dance steps, from Polka to the Waltz, Cha Cha to Tango, and an afternoon of fun and wonderful music. Refreshments will be served. Check the Newsletter for special dance themes.

summer BBQ

Join us on the patio for hot diggity dogs!

Thursday Morning Motivations

Join us the second Thursday of the month for informative, inspirational and motivational seminars with local guest speakers on subjects of health and wellness, both serious and just for fun. Check the Newsletter for current topics. Pre-registration required.

Senior Center 545-8608

Thursday, August 23 11:30am - 1:30pm $2.00 members / $5.00 non-members *B.V. Senior Center, Patio #58935

2nd Thursday of the month 10:30am - 11:30am TBA in monthly newsletter *B.V. Senior Center, Rm 16

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Active Adults 50+ Computer Classes

Beginning Computer Classes (Age 50+)

We offer “beginning” computer classes over a three-week period. The 90-minute sessions focus on learning mouse skills, windows manipulations and basic word processing techniques. NOTE: These classes are for PCs only - no MACs. Min 3 Max 6 Course

Barcode

Email / Internet Computer Classes (Age 50+)

Our e-mail/internet classes give adults the fundamentals to access the Internet and learn to use email. *You must be proficient in mouse techniques and windows manipulations. Registration priority given to those who have successfully completed the “Beginning Computer Class.” Note: These classes are for PCs only - no MACs. Min 3 Max 6 Location

Age

Day

Date

Beginning Computer Classes - Class Fee $20 Members ($30 Non-Members) (Session I) (Session II) (Session III) (Session IV) (Session V) (Session VI) (Session VII) (Session VIII) (Session IX)

Barcode 59154 Barcode 59182 Barcode 59195 Barcode 59203 Barcode 59162 Barcode 59170 Barcode 59369 Barcode 59377 Barcode 59205

Senior Center/Rm17 Senior Center/Rm17 Senior Center/Rm17 Senior Center/Rm17 Senior Center/Rm17 Senior Center/Rm17 Senior Center/Rm17 Senior Center/Rm17 Senior Center/Rm17

50+ 50+ 50+ 50+ 50+ 50+ 50+ 50+ 50+

Mon Mon Mon Mon Mon Mon Mon Mon Mon

1/9, 1/23, 1/30 2/6, 2/13, 2/27 3/5, 3/12, 3/19 4/2, 4/9, 4/16 5/7, 5/14, 5/21 6/4, 6/11, 6/18 7/9, 7/16, 7/23 8/6, 8/13, 8/20 9/10, 9/17, 9/24

Intermediate Computer Basics - Class Fee $20 Members ($30 Non-Members) (Session I) (Session II) (Session III) (Session IV) (Session V) (Session VI) (Session VII) (Session VIII) (Session IX)

Barcode 59155 Barcode 59188 Barcode 59196 Barcode 59204 Barcode 59163 Barcode 59171 Barcode 59370 Barcode 59378 Barcode 59206

Senior Center/Rm17 Senior Center/Rm17 Senior Center/Rm17 Senior Center/Rm17 Senior Center/Rm17 Senior Center/Rm17 Senior Center/Rm17 Senior Center/Rm17 Senior Center/Rm17

50+ 50+ 50+ 50+ 50+ 50+ 50+ 50+ 50+

Mon Mon Mon Mon Mon Mon Mon Mon Mon

1/9, 1/23, 1/30 2/6, 2/13, 2/27 3/5, 3/12, 3/19 4/2, 4/9, 4/16 5/7, 5/14, 5/21 6/4, 6/11, 6/18 7/9, 7/16, 7/23 8/6, 8/13, 8/20 9/10, 9/17, 9/24

Email/Internet Computer Basics - Class Fee $20 Members ($30 Non-Members) (Session I) (Session II) (Session III) (Session IV) (Session V) (Session VI) (Session VII) (Session VIII) (Session IX)

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50+ 50+ 50+ 50+ 50+ 50+ 50+ 50+ 50+

Mon Mon Mon Mon Mon Mon Mon Mon Mon

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1/9, 1/23, 1/30 2/6, 2/13, 2/27 3/5, 3/12, 3/19 4/2, 4/9, 4/16 5/7, 5/14, 5/21 6/4, 6/11, 6/18 7/9, 7/16, 7/23 8/6, 8/13, 8/20 9/10, 9/17, 9/24

Time 9:00-10:30am 9:00-10:30am 9:00-10:30am 9:00-10:30am 9:00-10:30am 9:00-10:30am 9:00-10:30am 9:00-10:30am 9:00-10:30am

11:00-12:30pm 11:00-12:30pm 11:00-12:30pm 11:00-12:30pm 11:00-12:30pm 11:00-12:30pm 11:00-12:30pm 11:00-12:30pm 11:00-12:30pm

1:00-2:30pm 1:00-2:30pm 1:00-2:30pm 1:00-2:30pm 1:00-2:30pm 1:00-2:30pm 1:00-2:30pm 1:00-2:30pm 1:00-2:30pm


Active Adults 50+ Computer Classes

~ Computer Classes continued from previous page ~ Course

Barcode

Location

Age

Day

Date

Advanced or Excel Classes** - Class Fee $20 Members ($30 Non-Members) (Session I) (Session II) (Session III) (Session IV) (Session V) (Session VI) (Session VII) (Session VIII) (Session IX)

Barcode 59183 Barcode 59190 Barcode 59198 Barcode 59157 Barcode 59165 Barcode 59173 Barcode 59372 Barcode 59380 Barcode 59231

Senior Center/Rm17 Senior Center/Rm17 Senior Center/Rm17 Senior Center/Rm17 Senior Center/Rm17 Senior Center/Rm17 Senior Center/Rm17 Senior Center/Rm17 Senior Center/Rm17

50+ 50+ 50+ 50+ 50+ 50+ 50+ 50+ 50+

Mon Mon Mon Mon Mon Mon Mon Mon Mon

1/9, 1/23, 1/30 2/6, 2/13, 2/27 3/5, 3/12, 3/19 4/2, 4/9, 4/16 5/7, 5/14, 5/21 6/4, 6/11, 6/18 7/9, 7/16, 7/23 8/6, 8/13, 8/20 9/10, 9/17, 9/24

Time 1:00-2:30pm 1:00-2:30pm 1:00-2:30pm 1:00-2:30pm 1:00-2:30pm 1:00-2:30pm 1:00-2:30pm 1:00-2:30pm 1:00-2:30pm

** Check monthly newsletter for details

COMPUTER LAB is opened Fridays 9am-11am. Reservations are required, $1.00/hour. Instructor available as reservations require. Refunds will be issued ONLY if the request is received at least 14 days prior to starting date of the class.

NOTE: Some class schedules change based on demand!

All our computers use Windows 7 and/or Windows XP

For more Adult Computer Classes, see page 116.

Recreation information 543-3737

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Aquatics

Both our facilities have outdoor heated pools

General Information

Ridgway Swim Center Location:

455 Ridgway Avenue

(adjacent to Santa Rosa High)

Phone: 543-3421 Fax: 578-3465 Office Hours: Mon. - Fri., 9:00am-4:30pm Saturday, 9:00am-1:00pm The Ridgway Swim Center boasts a 25 yard by 25 yard, 9 lane competition pool; and a 2 - 3 ½ foot deep instructional pool. Ridgway features rim flow gutters, expanded deck space, tumble buckets, 140 ft. water slide as well as revitalized office and locker room areas.

Finley Aquatic Center Location: 2060 West College Avenue (Stony Point Road and West College Avenue) Phone: Fax:

543-3760 543-3768

Office Hours: Mon.-Fri., 6:00am-8:00pm Sat., 9:00am -1:00pm Sun., 10:00am-1:00pm The Finley Aquatic Center, opened in 1993, is a modern, state of the art facility. The facility has a 25 yard, 10 lane competition pool and a 3 foot deep “L” shaped instructional pool. The facility is fully ADA accessible, with pool ramp and wheelchair lift.

For Lap Swim information, please see page 150.

Pool Rental

Both swim centers are available for rental after regular pool hours. Lifeguards are provided and reservations are needed at least two weeks prior to requested date. Fee: 1-50 participants $120 per hour 51-150 participants $140 per hour 151-250 participants $160 per hour 250+ participants $180 per hour Ridgway Waterslide: $30 per hour additional For more information on how to reserve a pool and times available, please call Finley Aquatic Center at 543-3760 or Ridgway Swim Center at 543-3421. Times limited to space available.

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Aquatics

scity.org/aquatics

Public Swim

Public Swim offers a fun time in the water for all ages. All facilities will be open for use during public swim times and lifeguards will be on duty for your protection. Lockers are available for a 50¢ charge at both facilities. A concession stand will be open with various food and drink items for sale. See information below for operating hours. Also, please be aware of the following public swim policies:

• Flotation devices are not permitted. • Children must be 48 inches to ride the • Children under age 8 must be accompanied Ridgway water slide. and supervised by a responsible person • Swimwear with exposed zippers, buck-

• Please note: There is a $5 replace-

opposite-sex locker rooms. We have a family change room available.

ment fee for re-printed passes.

age 16 or older.

• Children under age 5 must have an adult in the water with them at all times.

• No jean cut-offs, T-shirts, or street shorts •

allowed in the water.

Swimsuits and swimsuit appropriate attire only.

in the pool area.

• Children over age 5 are not allowed in

are permitted.

April 30 - May 25 3:00-4:45pm

Public Swim

May 29 - August 17 Mon-Fri: Sat & Sun:

• Thong/G-string suits are not permitted

• Only clearly identified service animals

Finley Aquatic Center

Mon-Fri:

les, or metal rivets are not permitted on the Ridgway water slide.

1:30-4:45pm 1:30-6:00pm

Public Swim Public Swim

Adults (18-54): Seniors (55+):

Ridgway Swim Center April 28 - May 28

Sat & Sun:

1:15-6:00pm

Public Swim

Mon - Fri: Fri: Sat & Sun:

12:00-1:00pm 1:00-4:00pm 7:30-9:30pm 1:15-6:00pm

June 2 - August 12

Public Swim (limited space) Public Swim Late Night Public Swim Public Swim

entrance Fees $5.00 $4.00

Youth (2-17): Disabled:

$4.00 $4.00

All customers entering the facility will be charged the entrance fee.

~Public Swim Passes~

All swim passes are valid for public swim admission to the Finley Aquatic Center and the Ridgway Swim Center. Flexipass: Load your pass with as many public swims as you would like to attend (min 5 swims). This pass has no expiration. Adult: $4.50 per swim Youth/Senior/Disabled: $3.50 per swim All-Season Family Pass: $250.00 Pass valid from April 28 - October 7 Summer Family Pass: $200.00 Pass valid from May 29 - August 17 Includes unlimited swims for up to 5 family members, additional family members $10.00 (Limited to 7 household members)

Youth Water Polo (Ages 6-15)

Adult Water Polo (Ages 16+)

A safe and fun program for youth to learn the sport of water polo. The focus of this program will be polo skill development and higher level swimming skills.

Join this fun, friendly group of new and experienced players. This group offers both skill development as well as great scrimmages with quality refereeing.

Practice Times: Mon, Wed 7:00-8:00pm Sun 10:00-11:30am Fees: Monthly Pass: $46 (S.R. Resident $36) 5 Visit Pass: $17.50 Drop-in Fee: $4

Practice Times: Mon, Wed, Fri 7:00-8:45pm Sun 10:00-11:30am Fees: Monthly Pass: $46 (S.R. Resident $36) 5 Visit Pass: $25 (w/ student ID $17.50) Drop-in Fee: $6 (w/ student ID $4)

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Aquatic Fitness

Lap Swim

A time for lap fitness. Lane lines will be in place with lanes designated according to speed. Kickboards, pullbuoys and hand paddles are available for use during this program. Lockers are available at both facilities for a 50¢ rental charge. Lap swim is a year-round on-going program. See below for available days and times. See below for lap swim pass information. Availability of lanes will vary.

Ridgway Swim Center Mon-Fri: Sat/Sun:

9:30am - 1:00pm (Until 6/1) 9:45am - 1:00pm (6/4-8/10) 9:30am - 1:00pm Ridgway

Finley Aquatic Center Mon-Fri: M/W/F T/Th Sat/Sun: Sat:

6:00 - 8:00am 9:00 - 11:00am (Until 6/1) 11:30am - 1:15pm 6:00 - 7:00pm 6:00 - 8:00pm 11:30am - 1:15pm 9:00 - 11:00am

Swim Hotline: 543-3421

Water Fitness & Therapeutic Exercise Class Schedule on next page... THERAPEUTIC WATER EXERCISE

Therapeutic Water Exercise is designed to accommodate people with various physical problems, physical disabilities, or those recovering from injury or surgery. This class can also be used for prehabilitation, (pre-operative exercise for optimal surgery outcome). Individual instruction is provided. Walk-in registration only.

WATER FITNESS

Water fitness is a fun aquatic activity which uses the resistance of water to provide strength training and aerobic conditioning for people of all fitness levels. Water provides smooth and variable resistance through a full range of motion. Improve your strength, endurance, flexibility, and well-being in this exhilarating class. Non-swimmers are welcome.

Finley Swim Hotline: 543-3760

Lap Swim Fees:

$5.00 General Admission $4.00 Senior 55+/Disabled $55.00 Lap Monthly Pass General Admission $45.00 Senior/Disabled Lap Monthly Pass Flexipass: $4.50 per swim General Admission $3.50 per swim Senior 55+/Disabled Minimum 5 swims

Santa Rosa Masters Swimming

Masters is a coach-guided aquatic training program for beginning, intermediate and advanced adult swimmers. Correction and development of strokes and techniques will be provided by an on-deck coach. Fees: • Monthly Pass: Admission to any Masters-coached workout • $65 per month • (S.R. Resident $55 per month) • Monthly Plus Pass: Admission to any Masters-coached workout plus all lap swim hours at Ridgway and Finley • $69.50 per month • Drop-in: $7.00 per visit Practice Times: “Morning Thunder” Workout Location: Ridgway Swim Center Days: Monday-Friday Time: 6:00-7:00am “Afternoon Delight” Workout Location: Ridgway Swim Center Days: Tuesday and Thursday Time: 11:45am-1:00pm

150

Private “Adult” Lessons with Hermine Terhorst. Her balanced approach to teaching makes learning fun. Become 100% successful regardless of your learning fears or restrictions! Contact: (707) 480-0794

Santa Rosa Dive Team

The Santa Rosa Dive Team is a year-round diving program with emphasis on safe recreation and competitive diving. The team works out three to four days per week. All diving levels workout and compete at various times throughout the year. All coaches hold current USA Diving Coaches Certification and are in good standing with USA Diving. This program emphasizes safety, discipline, positive attitude, respect, camaraderie, spatial awareness and control from beginning to advanced. Training sessions also include graduated levels of instruction emphasizing: physical technique (biomechanics), body awareness, physiology and skill development.  Also included are opportunities to participate in local, invitational, regional, and national competitions depending on skill level.  This team follows FINA and USA Diving guidelines. Santa Rosa Diving has four skill levels: *Advanced Junior Olympic and Senior *Intermediate Junior Olympic *Novice and Future Champion *Masters - 21 and older divers who wish to continue diving and competing Minimum Requirements:  - able to swim 50 yds  - able to safely and confidently dive in head first from the low (one meter) springboard  - 8 years of age Try-outs for the team take place the last Saturday of each month.  Please contact the Coach, Nolan Irwin, to schedule a try-out, srdiving@sbcglobal.net.  *Membership in USA Diving and/or AAU Diving is required for all levels

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Aquatics

Both our facilities have outdoor heated pools

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THERAPEUTIC WATER EXERCISE - Instructor Donna Burch Or Rene Bosen (No Drop-Ins) Barcode Location Age Day Date Time Course Fee 61362 Finley Swim 16 + M/W/F 3/12-4/6 61363 Finley Swim 16 + M/W/F 4/9-5/4 61364 Finley Swim 16 + M/W/F 5/7-6/1 61365 Finley Swim 16 + M/W/F 6/4-6/29 61366 Finley Swim 16 + M/W/F 7/2-7/27 61367 Finley Swim 16 + M/W/F 7/30-8/24 61368 Finley Swim 16 + M/W/F 8/27-9/21 61369 Finley Swim 16 + M/W/F 3/12-4/6 61370 Finley Swim 16 + M/W/F 4/9-5/4 61371 Finley Swim 16 + M/W/F 5/7-6/1 61372 Finley Swim 16 + M/W/F 6/4-6/29 61373 Finley Swim 16 + M/W/F 7/2-7/27 61374 Finley Swim 16 + M/W/F 7/30-8/24 61389 Finley Swim 16 + M/W/F 8/27-9/21 61375 Finley Swim 16 + T/Th 3/13-4/5 61376 Finley Swim 16 + T/Th 4/10-5/3 61377 Finley Swim 16 + T/Th 5/8-5/31 61378 Finley Swim 16 + T/Th 6/5-6/28 61379 Finley Swim 16 + T/Th 7/3-7/26 61380 Finley Swim 16 + T/Th 7/31-8/23 61381 Finley Swim 16 + T/Th 8/28-9/20 61382 Finley Swim 16 + T/Th/Sat 3/13-4/7 61383 Finley Swim 16 + T/Th/Sat 4/10-5/5 61384 Finley Swim 16 + T/Th/Sat 5/8-6/2 61385 Finley Swim 16 + T/Th/Sat 6/5-6/30 61386 Finley Swim 16 + T/Th/Sat 7/3-7/28 61387 Finley Swim 16 + T/Th/Sat 7/31-8/25 *61388 Finley Swim 16 + T/Th/Sat 8/28-9/20

11:30am-12:15PM 11:30am-12:15PM 11:30am-12:15PM 11:30am-12:15PM 11:30am-12:15PM 11:30am-12:15PM 11:30am-12:15PM

$55 (S.R. Resident $45) $55 (S.R. Resident $45) $55 (S.R. Resident $45) $55 (S.R. Resident $45) $55 (S.R. Resident $45) $55 (S.R. Resident $45) $55 (S.R. Resident $45)

12:15-1:00 PM 12:15-1:00 PM 12:15-1:00 PM 12:15-1:00 PM 12:15-1:00 PM 12:15-1:00 PM 12:15-1:00 PM

$55 (S.R. Resident $45) $55 (S.R. Resident $45) $55 (S.R. Resident $45) $55 (S.R. Resident $45) $55 (S.R. Resident $45) $55 (S.R. Resident $45) $55 (S.R. Resident $45)

11:30am-12:15pm 11:30am-12:15pm 11:30am-12:15pm 11:30am-12:15pm 11:30am-12:15pm 11:30am-12:15pm 11:30am-12:15pm

$40 (S.R. Resident $30) $40 (S.R. Resident $30) $40 (S.R. Resident $30) $40 (S.R. Resident $30) $40 (S.R. Resident $30) $40 (S.R. Resident $30) $40 (S.R. Resident $30)

9:00-9:45am 9:00-9:45am 9:00-9:45am 9:00-9:45am 9:00-9:45am 9:00-9:45am 9:00-9:45am

$55 (S.R. Resident $45) $55 (S.R. Resident $45) $55 (S.R. Resident $45) $55 (S.R. Resident $45) $55 (S.R. Resident $45) $55 (S.R. Resident $45) $51 (S.R. Resident $41)

*No class Saturday 9/22 due to Neptune swim meet.

Water Fitness

Finley Aquatic Complex (Age 16+) Times: 9:00am -10:00 am 10:00am -11:00am 5:00pm - 6:00pm 7:00pm - 8:00pm Fees: Drop-in:

$6.00

M/W/F M-Sun M-F T/Th

Water Fitness

Flexipass: Load your pass with as many water fitness classes as you would like to attend. This pass has no expiration. $5.00/class (min 5 classes). Monthly Membership: This pass is valid from the first to the last day of the month in which it is purchased. This pass allows an unlimited number of water fitness classes during any class periods at the Finley Aquatic Complex. $75.00 Spring/Summer 2012

Aquatics information 543-3760 or 543-3421

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Special Interest Lifeguard Training & Title 22 First Aid Instructor Course (Age 17+)

Water Safety Instructor Course (Age 16+)

In this American Red Cross Course you will learn how to teach the Lifeguard Training Course (including basic first aid, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, AED Essentials, Oxygen Administration for the Professional Rescuer, Preventing Disease Transmission, Community Water Safety, Basic Water Rescue, and Lifeguard Management) and how to teach the First Aid for Public Safety Personnel-Title 22 Course.

In this American Red Cross course you will learn how to teach the American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety Program. You will learn how to make a lesson plan for swimming, how to teach different swimming skills, and how to evaluate a swimmers progress. This class is intended for those interested in increasing their knowledge and skills in teaching swim lessons. Note: this course includes FIT (on the first night of class). Mon, Wed, Fri, 3/26-4/6 5:00-10:00pm Finley/Birch Rm $190 (S.R. Resident $180) #61049

Mon, Wed, Fri, 2/20-3/2 5:00-10:00pm Finley/Birch Rm $215 (S.R. Resident $205) #61048 Questions regarding meeting dates and times? Call 543-3760. Lifeguard Training

AMERICAN RED CROSS LIFEGUARD TRAINING COURSE (Age 15+)

This course will meet any individual’s needs to become a Lifeguard. Upon successful completion of this course, participant will receive the following certification: Lifeguard Training, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, Standard First Aid, and First Aid for Public Safety (Title 22). Course prerequisites, to be evaluated the first day, are: Participant must be 15 years old or older and must be able to pass a swim test, consisting of a 300yd. continuous swim (not timed) broken down into three parts – 100yd. front crawl, 100yd. breaststroke, 100yd. choice. Participant(s) must swim 20yds. and retrieve a 10lb. object from a depth of 7+ ft. in less than 1minute and 40 seconds. Swim goggles are highly recommended. Note: Swimming is a conditioned sport. If you haven’t swum in a while, it’s recommended that you re-condition yourself for the prerequisite swimming requirement (see guide for lap swim times). It’s important that you be familiar with both the breaststroke and front-crawl stroke prior to taking this course. Lifeguard Training - Class fee is $195 (S.R. Resident $185) - Includes pocket mask Please Note: The first class is on Thursday for course orientation and prerequisite testing, except for the intensive 1-week course #60995 Barcode Location 60994 60995 60996 60997 60998 60999

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Age 15+ 15+ 15+ 15+ 15+ 15+

Spring/Summer 2012

Day M-Th M-F M-Th M-Th M-Th M-Th

Date 3/1 - 3/15 3/19 - 3/23 4/5 - 4/19 5/10 - 5/24 5/31 - 6/14 7/5-7/19

Time

Day

6:00 - 9:30pm Sat 10:00am-6:00pm Sat 6:00 - 9:30pm Sat 6:00 - 9:30pm Sat 6:00 - 9:30pm Sat 6:00 - 9:30pm Sat

Date 3/3, 3/10 3/24 4/7, 4/14 5/12, 5/19 6/2, 6/9 7/7, 7/14

Register at www.SRCity.org/Aquatics

Time

9am - 5pm 10am - 6pm 9am - 5pm 9am - 5pm 9am - 5pm 9am - 5pm


Both our facilities have outdoor heated pools

Aquatics

srcity.org/aquatics

Work Experience Classes ~

Pre-requisites: Must be 13+ years old with at least a Level 4 swimming ability. This classes are recommended, not required for participation in the Work Experience Program. Please see pages 72 -73 for more information on the Work Experience Program.

Junior lifeGuarDing (Age 13-15)

Swim Instructor Aide (Age 13-15)

This is a training program that is designed for juniors age 13-15, who are interested in learning how to respond in an aquatic emergency, and will serve as a sound foundation for further training in Lifeguarding and Aquatics. Basic swimming, rescue skills and techniques will also be taught. Participants will learn about the basic operations of an aquatic facility including the mechanics, programming, and training aspects. Those who pass the course will receive a Junior Lifeguarding certificate through the City of Santa Rosa. NOTE: Please be prepared to get in the water each day.

A class focused on teaching students how to assist swim instructors during swim lessons. Students will learn about the swim lessons program and how to teach beginning skills. Students will be taught the teaching techniques and skills necessary to assist instructors and teach small groups of children from pre-school through Level 4. NOTE: Please be prepared to get in the water each day. Mon-Thurs, 4/9-4/12 4:00-6:00pm Finley Pool/ Birch Rm $30 (S.R. Resident $20) #61516

Mon-Thurs, 4/16-4/19 4:00-6:00pm Finley Pool/Birch Rm $30 (S.R. Resident $20) #61050

Open Water Junior Lifeguard Camp (Age 9-16)

In partnership with Sonoma County Regional Parks, this 1-week program, campers age 9-16 years will have fun while building skills and confidence in and around the water. This program is designed to provide campers with the knowledge and respect for the open water environment at lakes, rivers and beaches as well as lifesaving skills. Skills taught include: swimming rescues, paddling rescues, boating safety, basic first aid and CPR. The instructors will work to build a positive relationship fostering an inquiring attitude while emphasizing the importance of safety, respect, healthy habits and camaraderie. Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:00pm Spring Lake Park Swimming Lagoon (Enter from Channel Drive) $185 (S.R. Resident $175) Session 1 6/11-6/15 First Aid and CPR Focused Session 2 7/16-7/20 First Aid and CPR Focused

#61517 #61519

Aquatics information 543-3760 or 543-3421

Junior Lifeguard Camp

Spring/Summer 2012

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Aquatics

8 Day Summer Lessons! M-Th both weeks. Fee: $58 (S.R. Resident $48)

Lesson Descriptions Beginning Swim Program (Level 1) Our beginning swim program is designed to allow children of all ages to gain basic water skills. The focus of these courses is water adjustment and fun in the aquatic environment.

Intermediate Swim Program (Level 2-5) Our intermediate swim program is designed to build swimming proficiency, technique and endurance. The focus of these courses is skill development.

Advanced Swim Program (Level 6) Our advanced swim program is designed for proficient swimmers to build specialized swimming skills.

Parent Child Ages: 6 months - 3 years This is a FUN introduction to the water. Participants will work on a variety of skills in a casual setting, including singing songs and playing games. Water adjustment and beginner skills such as blowing bubbles, going underwater, floating, kicking and scooping will be introduced to students as well as parents. The program is designed to teach you to work with your child on water adjustment and introductory skills. Parent participation in the water is required.

Level 2 Ages: 5-9 years Prerequisite: Swim front crawl and back crawl 5 yards. Students will work on side-breathing for front crawl, improving their back crawl and elementary backstroke arms. Attention will be placed on skill proficiency and technique.

Level 6 - Fitness Swimmer Ages: 6 and up Prerequisite: 50 yards front crawl, 50 yards back crawl, 25 yards breaststroke, 25 yards butterfly. The focus of this class is swimming as a lifelong fitness activity. Swimmers will continue to refine technique in all strokes and improve endurance while learning how to create their own workouts. Students will work on learning how to use fins, pull-buoys, and kickboards in their workout and how to use a pace clock, flip turns, open turns, and lap swim etiquette.

Tadpoles Ages: 3-5 years No previous water experience is required for this class. Students will work on being comfortable and enjoying their time in the water. Fun, games, and imagination will be used to teach swimming skills including: blowing bubbles, going underwater, floating, kicking, and alternating arms. Waterfrogs Ages: 4-5 years Students must be able to swim basic front crawl unassisted with their face in the water and back float with assistance. Students will work on introductory front crawl, back floats, back crawl and elementary backstroke. Sea Stars Ages: 6-9 years No previous water or swimming experience is required for this class. Students will work on a variety of skills including water adjustment, submerging, front and back floats, kicking, front crawl, back crawl and elementary backstroke. Dolphins Ages: 10-15 years No previous water experience is required for this class. Students will work on skills including: water adjustment, floats, front and back crawl, and elementary backstroke. The pace of the course will be based on student progress and needs. More advanced skills may also be taught including: breaststroke, sidestroke, treading water, and kneeling and standing dives. This class is taught in 3 1/2 feet of water. Adult Beginner Ages: 16 years and up No previous water experience is required for this class. Students will work on skills ranging from water adjustment and floating to front crawl, back crawl, and elementary backstroke. The pace of the course will be based on student progress and needs. This class is taught in 3 1/2 feet of water.

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Level 3 Ages: 6 and up Prerequisite: Front crawl with side-breathing and back crawl for 15 yards, and elementary backstroke arms for 5 yards. Teaching will emphasize improving side-breathing and endurance for front crawl. Students will be introduced to elementary backstroke kick, breaststroke kick, butterfly kick and sitting and kneeling dives. This course will be taught in deeper water. Level 4 Ages: 6 and up Prerequisite: 25 yards of front crawl with excellent side-breathing, 25 yards of back crawl, 15 yards of elementary backstroke, breaststroke kick, and dolphin kick. Students will learn to coordinate breaststroke arms and kick and be introduced to butterfly. Students will work on treading water and learning to do a standing dive from the side of the pool. Level 5 Ages: 6 and up Prerequisite: 50 yards of front crawl and back crawl, 25 yards of the elementary backstroke, 15 yards of breaststroke and butterfly. Students will improve technique and endurance on the front crawl, back crawl, elementary backstroke, and breaststroke. Students will work on proficiency in butterfly and the sidestroke treading water, diving, and flip turns.

Level 6 - Lifeguard Preparedness (LGT) Ages: 6 and up Prerequisite: 50 yards front crawl, 50 yards back crawl, 25 yards breaststroke, 25 yards butterfly. The focus of this class is on the use of swimming in lifeguarding and lifeguard skills and preparing for the Junior Lifeguard or Lifeguard programs. Swimmers will continue to refine technique in all strokes and improve endurance while learning lifeguard skills. Students will work on water entries, swimming with a rescue tube, and rescues for distressed swimmer, active drowning and passive drowning victims. Level 6 - Diving Ages: 8 and up Prerequisite: Students must be able to swim 50 yards continuously combining front and back crawl. Beginning divers are recommended to take this class prior to joining the Santa Rosa Dive Team. Intermediate and advanced divers are welcome too! All students will have equal board time and instruction from our diving instructor, Savy Moen. Skills include, but are not limited to: approach, hurdle, take off, diving positions (tuck, pike, straight), forward dive, back dive, forward dive 1/2 twist, inward dive, forward somersault, and diving safety.

More Aquatic Fun!

Don’t miss our other opportunities for intermediate and advanced swimmers: Santa Rosa Dive Team p.150, Neptune Swim Team p.162, Youth/Adult Water Polo p.149, Masters Swimming p.150, Lifeguard Class p.152, Lap Swim p.150, the Spring Lake Junior Lifeguard Camp p.153 and more!

Register at www.SRCity.org/Aquatics


Finley Aquatic Center - 2060 W. College Ave. Spring Swim Lessons $34 (S.R. Residents $24)

Aquatics

Spring Swim Lessons - Finley

For Spring Private Swim Lessons at Finley Aquatic Center, see page 156.

Spring Monday/Wednesday Swim Lessons Age 4:00pm

4:30pm

5:00pm

5:30pm

6:00pm

Tadpoles Waterfrogs Sea Stars Level 2 Tadpoles Waterfrogs Sea Stars Level 2 Parent Child Tadpoles Level 4 Level 5 Parent Child Tadpoles Level 3 Level 4 Tadpoles Waterfrogs Level 2 Level 3

3-5 yrs 4-5 yrs 6-9 yrs 5-9 yrs 3-5 yrs 4-5 yrs 6-9 yrs 5-9 yrs 6m-3yrs 3-5 yrs 6+ yrs 6+ yrs 6m-3yrs 3-5 yrs 6+ yrs 6+ yrs 3-5 yrs 4-5 yrs 5-9 yrs 6+ yrs

Session 1 3/26-4/4

Session 2 4/9-4/18

Session 3 4/23-5/2

61411 61451 61475 61549 61415 61455 61479 61553 61395 61419 61585 61597 61399 61423 61573 61589 61427 61459 61557 61577

61412 61452 61476 61550 61416 61456 61480 61554 61396 61420 61586 61598 61400 61424 61574 61590 61428 61460 61558 61578

61413 61453 61477 61551 61417 61457 61481 61555 61397 61421 61587 61599 61401 61425 61575 61591 61429 61461 61559 61579

Session 4 5/7-5/16 61414 61454 61478 61552 61418 61458 61482 61556 61398 61422 61588 61600 61402 61426 61576 61592 61430 61462 61560 61580

Spring Tuesday/Thursday Swim Lessons Age 4:00pm

4:30pm

5:00pm 5:30pm

6:00pm

Tadpoles Waterfrogs Sea Stars Level 2 Tadpoles Waterfrogs Sea Stars Level 2 Parent Child Tadpoles Sea Stars Parent Child Tadpoles Level 3 Level 4 Tadpoles Waterfrogs Level 2 Adult Beginner

3-5 yrs 4-5 yrs 6-9 yrs 5-9 yrs 3-5 yrs 4-5 yrs 6-9 yrs 5-9 yrs 6m-3yrs 3-5 yrs 6-9 yrs 3m-5yrs 3-5 yrs 6+ yrs 6+ yrs 3-5 yrs 4-5 yrs 5-9 yrs 16+ yrs

Session 1 3/27-4/5

Session 2 4/10-4/19

Session 3 4/24-5/3

61431 61463 61483 61561 61435 51467 61487 61565 61403 61439 61491 61407 61443 61581 61593 61447 61471 61569 61601

61432 61464 61484 61562 61436 51468 61488 61566 61404 61440 61492 61408 61444 61582 61594 61448 61472 61570 61602

61433 61465 61485 61563 61437 51469 61489 61567 61405 61441 61493 61409 61445 61583 61595 61449 61473 61571 61603

Aquatics information 543-3760 or 543-3421

Session 4 5/8-5/17 61434 61466 61486 61564 61438 51470 61490 61568 61406 61442 61494 61410 61446 61584 61596 61450 61474 61572 61604

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Spring Private Lessons / Information

Finley Aquatic Center - 2060 W. College Ave. Spring Private Swim Lessons Fee is $90

~ SPRING Private Swim Lessons at Finley Aquatic Center ~ Private Lessons Monday/Wednesday Session 1 3/26-4/4 4:00pm* 4:30pm* 5:00pm 5:30pm 6:00pm

Session 2 4/9-4/18

61605 61609 61613 61617 61621

Session 3 4/23-5/2

61606 61610 61614 61618 61622

61607 61611 61615 61619 61623

Session 4 5/7-5/16 61608 61612 61616 61620 61624

Private Lessons Tuesday/Thursday Session 1 3/27-4/5 4:00pm* 4:30pm* 5:00pm 5:30pm 6:00pm

Session 2 4/10-4/19

61625 61629 61633 61637 61641

Session 3 4/24-5/3

61626 61630 61634 61638 61642

61627 61631 61635 61639 61643

Session 4 5/8-5/17 61628 61632 61636 61640 61644

* Shallow Pool Space Only. Recommended for ages 3-5

Summer Swim Lesson Fees & Information All Summer lessons are $48 for residents and $58 for non-residents, unless otherwise noted (Non-resident fees apply if you live outside Santa Rosa City limits. Addresses are subject to verification.)

• In the natural progression of children in

• All summer lessons run Monday

through Thursday for two weeks.

• Age level indicates that the participant

must be that age by the first day of class.

• Participants may not make-up classes

which have been missed. If your child is sick the first few days of class, they are encouraged to take the remaining days.

swim lessons, it is not uncommon to expect your child to take and re-take a particular level before progressing to the next level.

• To remedy supervision concerns, please

do not send children too early for classes and please pick up children on time.

Spring/Summer 2012

they are not qualified for will be placed in the correct class only if there is a vacancy. If there is no vacancy, your money will be refunded. Please read the class descriptions carefully to insure you child is enrolled in the correct class. See page 154 for more information.

• Persons will not be admitted to any fee • If your child graduates to a higher level program without being registered.

• Register early as classes fill up quickly. • Save the registration receipt for presentation to the Swim Center front desk at the first class.

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• Children registered for a class which

than you have them registered for, we will make every effort to accommodate a transfer, subject to availability. However, there may be instances where a refund is necessary.

Register at www.SRCity.org/Aquatics


Ridgway Swim Center - 455 Ridgway Ave. Summer 2012 Morning Lessons $58 (S.R. Residents $48)

Aquatics

Summer Lessons - Ridgway Pool

28 Minute Group Lessons 8 Day Lessons M-Th for 2 weeks

9:45am

10:15am

10:45am

11:15am

Age

Session 3* No Class 4th of July Fee $52 (S.R. Resident $42) Session 1 6/4-6/14

Tadpoles 3-5 yrs 60899 Waterfrogs 4-5 yrs 60949 Sea Stars 6-9 yrs 61000 Level 2 5-9 yrs 61099 Level 3 6+ yrs 61069 Level 4 6+yrs 61144 Level 5 6+ yrs 61159 Tadpoles 3-5 yrs 60904 Waterfrogs 4-5 yrs 60954 Seas Stars 6-9 yrs 61005 Level 2 5-9 yrs 61104 Level 3 6+ yrs 61078 Level 4 6+yrs 61149 Level 5 6+ yrs 61164 Tapdoles 3-5 yrs 60909 Waterfrogs 4-5 yrs 60959 Sea Stars 6-9 yrs 61010 Level 2 5-9 yrs 61109 Level 3 6+ yrs 61083 Level 6 Fitness 6+ yrs N/A Dolphin 10-16 yrs 61061 Adult 16+ yrs 61064 Parent/Child 6m-3 yrs 60797 Tadpoles 3-5 yrs 60914 Waterfrogs 4-5 yrs 60964 Sea Stars 6-9 yrs 61015 Level 2 5-9 yrs 61114 Level 3 6+ yrs 61088 Level 4 6+yrs 61154 Level 6 LGT 6+ yrs 61051

Session 2 6/18-6/28

Session 3* 7/02-7/12

Session 4 7/16-7/26

Session 5 7/30-8/9

60900 60950 61001 61100 61070 61145 61160

60901 60951 61002 61101 61075 61146 61161

60902 60952 61003 61102 61076 61147 61162

60903 60953 61004 61103 61077 61148 61163

60905 60955 61006 61105 61079 61150 61165

60906 60956 61007 61106 61080 61151 61166

60907 60957 61008 61107 61081 61152 61167

60908 60958 61009 61108 61082 61153 61168

60910 60960 61011 61110 61084 61056 N/A 61065

60911 60961 61012 61111 61085 N/A 61062 61066

60912 60962 61013 61112 61086 61057 N/A 61067

60913 60963 61014 61113 61087 N/A 61063 61068

60798 60915 60965 61016 61115 61089 61155 61052

60799 60916 60966 61017 61116 61090 61156 61053

60800 60917 60967 61018 61117 61091 61157 61054

60801 60918 60968 61019 61118 61092 61158 61055

Ridgway Swim Center Summer Evening Swim Lessons on page 158.

Aquatics information 543-3760 or 543-3421

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Ridgway Swim Center - 455 Ridgway Ave.

Summer Lessons -Ridgway Pool

28 Minute Group Lessons 8 Day Lessons M-Th for 2 weeks

Session 3* No Class 4th of July Fee $52 (S.R. Resident $42)

4:15pm

4:45pm

5:15pm

5:45pm

6:15pm

6:45pm

Age

Summer 2012 Evening Lessons $58 (S.R. Residents $48)

Session 1 6/4-6/14

Tadpoles 3-5 yrs 60919 Waterfrogs 4-5 yrs 60969 Sea Stars 6-9 yrs 61020 Level 2 5-9 yrs 61119 Parent/Child 6 m-3 yrs 60802 Tadpoles 3-5 yrs 60924 Waterfrogs 4-5 yrs 60974 Seas Stars 6-9 yrs 61025 Level 2 6+ yrs 61124 Tapdoles 3-5 yrs 60929 Waterfrogs 4-5 yrs 60979 Sea Stars 6-9 yrs 61030 Level 2 5-9 yrs 61129 Parent/Child 6 m-3 yrs 60807 Tadpoles 3-5 yrs 60934 Sea Stars 6-9 yrs 61035 Level 2 5-9 yrs 61134 Tadpoles 3-5 yrs 60939 Waterfrogs 4-5 yrs 60984 Level 2 5-9 yrs 61139 Level 3 6+ yrs 61093 Tadpoles 3-5 yrs 60944 Waterfrogs 4-5 yrs 60989 Sea Stars 6-9 yrs 61390 Level 3 6+ yrs 61098

Session 2 6/18-6/28

Session 3* 7/02-7/12

Session 4 7/16-7/26

60920 60970 61021 61120

60921 60971 61022 61121

60922 60972 61023 61122

60923 60973 61024 61123

60803 60925 60975 61026 61125

60804 60926 60976 61027 61126

60805 60927 60977 61028 61127

60806 60928 60978 61029 61128

60930 60980 61031 61130

60931 60981 61032 61131

60932 60982 61033 61132

60933 60983 61034 61133

60808 60935 61036 61135

60809 60936 61037 61136

60810 60937 61038 61137

60811 60938 61039 61138

60940 60985 61140 61094

60941 60986 61141 61095

60942 60987 61142 61096

60943 60988 61143 61097

60945 60990 61391 61071

60946 60991 61392 61072

60947 60992 61393 61073

60848 60993 61394 61074

For Finley or Ridgway Swim Center private swim lessons schedule, please see page 161.

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Aquatics

Finley Aquatic Center

Summer Morning Lessons M-TH for 2 weeks $58 (S.R. Resident $48) Session 1 Session 3* No Class 4th of July Fee $52 (S.R. Resident $42) Age

9:30am

10:00am

10:30am

11:00am

11:30am

12:00pm

12:30pm

Tadpoles Waterfrogs Sea Stars Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Diving

3-5 yrs 4-5 yrs 6-9 yrs 5-9 yrs 6+ yrs 6+ yrs 6+ yrs

6/4-6/14

Summer Lessons - Finley Session 2 6/18-6/28

Session 3* 7/02-7/12

Session 4 7/16-7/26

Session 5 7/30-8/9

61663 61698 61728 61769 61804 61829 61884

61664 61699 61729 61770 61805 61830 61885

61665 61700 61730 61771 61806 61831 61886

61666 61701 61731 61772 61807 61832 61887

61667 61702 61732 61773 61808 61833 61888

Tadpoles 3-5 yrs 61668 Waterfrogs 4-5 yrs 61703 Sea Stars 6-9 yrs 61733 Level 2 5-9 yrs 61774 Level 4 6+ yrs 61834 Level 5 6+ yrs 61849 Level 6 LGT 6+ yrs 61874 Diving 6+ yrs 61889 Parent Child 6m-3yrs 61648 Tadpoles 3-5 yrs 61673 Waterfrogs 4-5 yrs 61708 Sea Stars 6-9 yrs 61738 Level 2 5-9 yrs 61779 Level 4 6+ yrs 61839 Dolphins 10-16 yrs 61894

61669 61704 61734 61775 61835 61850 61875 61890

61670 61705 61735 61776 61836 61851 61876 61891

61671 61706 61736 61777 61837 61852 61877 61892

61672 61707 61737 61778 61838 61853 61878 61893

61649 61674 61709 61739 61780 61840 61895

61650 61675 61710 61740 61781 61841 61896

61651 61676 61711 61741 61782 61842 61897

61652 61677 61712 61742 61783 61843 61898

Parent Child 6m-3yrs 61653 Tadpoles 3-5 yrs 61678 Sea Stars 6-9 yrs 61743 Level 2 5-9 yrs 61784 Level 3 6+ yrs 61809 Level 4 6+ yrs 61844 Level 5 6+ yrs 61854 Level 6 Fitness 6+ yrs 61869 Parent Child 6m-3yrs 61658 Tadpoles 3-5 yrs 61683 Waterfrogs 4-5 yrs 61713 Sea Stars 6-9 yrs 61748 Level 2 5-9 yrs 61789 Level 3 6+ yrs 61814 Level 5 6+ yrs 61859 Tadpoles 3-5 yrs 61688 Waterfrogs 4-5 yrs 61718 Sea Stars 6-9 yrs 61753 Level 2 5-9 yrs 61794 Level 3 6+ yrs 61819 6+ yrs 61879 Level 6 LGT Tadpoles 3-5 yrs 61693 Waterfrogs 4-5 yrs 61723 Sea Stars 6-9 yrs 61758 Level 2 5-9 yrs 61799 Level 3 6+ yrs 61824 Level 5 6+ yrs 61864

61654 61679 61744 61785 61810 61845 61855 61870

61655 61680 61745 61786 61811 61846 61856 61871

61656 61681 61746 61787 61812 61847 61857 61872

61657 61682 61747 61788 61813 61848 61858 61873

61659 61684 61714 61749 61790 61815 61860

61660 61685 61715 61750 61791 61816 61861

61661 61686 61716 61751 61792 61817 61862

61662 61687 61717 61752 61793 61818 61863

61689 61719 61754 61795 61820 61880

61690 61720 61755 61796 61821 61881

61691 61721 61756 61797 61822 61882

61692 61722 61757 61798 61823 61883

61694 61724 61759 61800 61825 61865

61695 61725 61760 61801 61826 61866

61696 61726 61761 61802 61827 61867

61697 61727 61762 61803 61828 61868

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Summer Lessons - Finley

4:30pm

5:00pm

5:30pm

6:00pm

6:30pm

7:00pm

Summer Evening Lessons $58 (S.R. Residents $48) Session 3* 7/02-7/12

Session 4 7/16-7/26

62272 62273 3-5 yrs 62271 Tadpoles 62339 62340 6-9 yrs 62338 Sea Stars 62721 62722 5-9 yrs 62720 Level 2 62259 62260 Parent Child 6m-3yrs 62258 62278 62279 3-5 yrs 62277 Tadpoles 62308 62309 Waterfrogs 4-5 yrs 62307 62345 62346 6-9 yrs 62344 Sea Stars 62727 62728 5-9 yrs 62726 Level 2 62763 62764 62765 6+ yrs Level 4 62775 62776 62777 6+ yrs Level 5 62787 62788 62789 Level 6 Fitness 6+ yrs 62265 62266 Parent Child 6m-3yrs 62264 62284 62285 3-5 yrs 62283 Tadpoles 62314 62315 Waterfrogs 4-5 yrs 62313 62351 62352 6-9 yrs 62350 Sea Stars 62733 62734 5-9 yrs 62732 Level 2 62757 62758 62759 6+ yrs Level 3 62769 62770 62771 6+ yrs Level 4 62781 62782 62783 6+ yrs Level 5 62290 62291 3-5 yrs 62289 Tadpoles 62320 62321 Waterfrogs 4-5 yrs 62319 62357 62358 6-9 yrs 62356 Sea Stars 62739 62740 5-9 yrs 62738 Level 2 62793 62794 62795 Level 6 LGT 6+ yrs 62800 62801 10-16 yrs 62799 Dolphins 62296 62297 3-5 yrs 62295 Tadpoles 62326 62327 Waterfrogs 4-5 yrs 62325 62363 62364 6-9 yrs 62362 Sea Stars 62745 62746 5-9 yrs 62744 Level 2 62806 62807 Adult Beg. 16+ yrs 62805 62302 62303 3-5 yrs 62301 Tadpoles 62332 62333 Waterfrogs 4-5 yrs 62331 62369 62370 6-9 yrs 62368 Sea Stars 62752 62753 5-9 yrs 62751 Level 2

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62275 62342 62724

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Session 1 6/4-6/14

Finley Aquatic Center - 2060 W. College Ave

Session 2 6/18-6/28

Session 3* No Class 4th of July Fee $52 (S.R. Resident $42)

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Session 5 7/30-8/9

Session 6 8/13-8/23


Aquatics

We offer these classes to meet several needs: * Provide 1 on 1 attention to you or your child * Work on specific skills * Accommodate a special need you or your child may have

Finley & Ridgway Private Lessons

~ Private Swim Lessons at Finley Aquatic Center ~ 28 Minute Lessons ( 4 Day Lessons Monday-Thursday for 1 week ) $90, Age 3+ For All Classes Note: *Week 5 No Class Wednesday July 4th. 3 Private Lesson M/Tu/Th $67 Week 5

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8/20 to 8/23

~ Private Swim Lessons at Ridgway Swim Center ~ 28 Minute Lessons ( 4 Day Lessons Monday-Thursday for 1 week ) $90, Age 3+ For All Classes Note: *Week 5 No Class Wednesday July 4th. 3 Private Lesson M/Tu/Th $67 Week 1

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Special Interest INTRODUCTION TO SCUBA DIVING (Age 12+)

Learn to scuba dive through the P.A.D.I. Certification Program taught by Pinnacles Dive Center. A PADI International Open Water Scuba Certification course consists of 3 parts. Part 1 is Academics, and completed at home prior to Part 2. Part 2 is a weekend day at the pool and consists of in-water skills and classroom study. Students provide mask, snorkel, fins, booties, gloves, swimsuit, towel and PADI International training packet. Must have basic swimming ability. Part 3 of your certification is completed with 4 ocean dives (not included). For an ocean dive schedule and further information, contact Pinnacles Dive Center at 542-3100.

This weekly practice session is co-sponsored by the City of Santa Rosa and the Sequoia Paddle Club for river/sea kayakers and canoeists. Wet suits are suggested. Bring your own boat (boats must be clean). Register at the swim center during the time of the activity. Sequoia Paddle Club information line: 887-0303. Thursdays 7:00-9:00pm $5 per boater $2 Paddle Club member Ridgway Swim Center

neptune swim team ~ Established in 1955, the Neptune Swim Team is organized to teach and enhance competitive swimming abilities through the basic principles and fundamentals of training and competitive swimming. Visit us at www.santarosaneptunes.com

Saturday 9:00am-6:00pm Finley Aquatic Center $259 (S.R. Resident $249) Sat, 3/17 Sat, 4/21 Sat, 5/19 Sat, 8/18

kayaking practice

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BIRTHDAY PARTIES AT THE POOL What could be more fun than having a SWIM PARTY for your child’s birthday?! The Birch Room or under the awning at the Finley Aquatic Complex and under the awning at the Ridgway Swim Center can be reserved for birthday parties. For $9 per child, your party package includes: public swim for that day and a reservable area. For more information call Finley (543-3760) or Ridgway (543-3421). Minimum party size is ten. (All fees subject to change)

Detailed birthday party information is also available at www.srcity.org/aquatics

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Información General Talleres De Finanzas

El Programa de Revitalización Vecindario está ofreciendo Talleres De Finanzas instruidos por expertos de finanzas. Ofrecerán información y asistencia sobre Como Tener Buen Crédito, Como Comprar Una Casa en el Mercado Presente y Como Empezar un Negocio Pequeño. UD. puede llamar a Malinalli López para pedir el horario de los talleres y para más información, 543-4332.

¡La salud es lo máximo! Regístrese ahora para tomar clases de cocina o ejercisio para usted o para su niño en una de nuestras diversas clases para adultos o los más pequeñitos. Tenemos algo para todas las edades desde los niños que empiezan a caminar como en Tiny Tots o Wee Play hasta adultos.

Tenemos clases de:  Empleos de Verano para jovenes: Ayude a su hijo adolescente a desarrollarse en el mundo del trabajo. Tenemos puestos temporales en el Departamento de Parques y Recreación para jóvenes que empiezan a trabajar. Páginas 72-73.  Kindergym: Su niño aumentará sus capacidades sociales y físicas por medio de convivir con otros pequeñitos y hacer actividades como correr, brincar y gatear. Haremos actividades de cantar y juegos con paracaidas. Páginas 23-25.  Natación: Nade o tome clases de natación en los centros acuáticos de Ridgeway o Finley. (El horario de estas actividades depende de la temporada o clima.). Páginas 148-162.  Como montar en pony para niños: Esta clase es para las edades de 3-5 para aprender a montar en pony. Páginas 14-15.  Programas de Campamento para el Verano: Ofrecemos varios programas de campamento en el verano desde campamentos de ciencia, de actividades recreacionales y muchos más. Páginas 68-71.  Samurai Sprouts:Esta clase ofrece los mismos beneficios del arte de Aikidola- arte marcial de la harmonia-igual como el beneficio del rigor técnico. Páginas 20-21.  Yoga Para Todos. Disfrute de más tranquilidad de mente y flexibilidad fíisica en nuestras clases de yoga. Páginas 130-131.

Si usted tiene un evento.... ¡Puede contar con el lugar! ¡Nuestros centros sociales son de multi-propósito y están disponibles para alquilarse para sus reuniones o eventos especiales!           

Tasas sin interés Recaudación de Fondos Conferencias Reuniones de Negocios Cumpleaños Bautizos Quinceañeras Bodas Y Recepciónes Aniversarios Reuniones de la Iglesia Reuniones del Club de Servicio

(707) 543-3737

También puede rentar un espacio para su próximo evento o disfrute de nuestros parques:

Howarth Park: Venga al parque de Howarth y súbase al tren, el carrusel, o los ponis. Los niños pueden jugar en el equipo de patio de recreo, en la nueva fuente de agua instalado en el patio o escale la pared de piedras. Rente un barco de pedales p pesque en el Lago Ralphine. (El horario de estas actividades depende de la temporada o clima.) Finley Park: Recoga un paquete de información en el Centro Comunitario Finley si quiere planear su boda, fiesta familiar o quinceañera. También puede rentar un espacio en nuestros parques en las áreas de picnic o informarse más sobre nuestras clases. Llame al 543-3737.

Hay becas disponibles

Para obtener más información llame al 543-3737 Para información para personas discapacitadas, llame al 543-3737 / TDD 543-3289 (Lunes a Viernes 8am-5pm)

Recreation information 543-3737 Aquatics information 543-3760 or 543-3421

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Facility Information Parks & Special Facilities

Finley Community Center Located at 2060 W. College Ave. (enter off of W. College at Stony Point Road), a 28,000-square foot modern, multi-purpose facility available for rental. Includes meeting rooms, banquet and conference facilities, commercial kitchen. Rental guide is available with detailed information. Reservations: 543-3733. Steele Lane Community Center Located at 415 Steele Lane, a 23,000 square foot community center. Rental facilities available include meeting rooms/classrooms, auditorium with stage, cooking facilities. Rental guide available with detailed information. Reservations: 543-3733. New!

Steele Lane Community Center: Front desk open M-F, 8:30am to 12:30pm ONLY

See page 2 for Comm. Ctr. phone numbers.

Bennett Valley Senior Center Located at 704 Bennett Valley Road, rental facilities available include meeting rooms, classrooms and small auditorium with stage. Reservations: 545-8608.

Swim Facilities

Ridgway Swim Center 455 Ridgway Ave. 543-3421

Finley Aquatic Center 2060 W. College Ave. 543-3760

Special Facilities Bennett Valley Golf Course at 3328 Yulupa Avenue. 528-3673 Bocce Courts at DeMeo and Juilliard Parks. Bring your own equipment. Franklin Computer Training Center at Franklin Park. 543-3733. Fenced Dog Parks at Galvin, Rincon Valley, DeTurk, Doyle and Northwest Parks. Off leash play allowed at: Franklin, Southwest, Youth Parks (6-8am) and Doyle Park (6-8:30am). In all other parks, dogs must be on a leash not exceeding 6 feet in length. Please pick up after your dogs. Flycasting Pond at Galvin Park. Horseshoe Facilities at Doyle, Finley and Bicentennial Parks. Bring your own equipment.

Park Amphitheater with reservable campfire area in Howarth and Youth Parks. Reservations: 543-3737 or 543-3282. Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery at Franklin & Monroe Streets. Self-guided walking tours. Call 543-3292 for special events schedule. Skateboard & Blading Park in Youth Park. Bring your own equipment. Safety equipment required. Softball, baseball and soccer fields are available (weather conditions allowing) for informal recreational use and league play. Call the Sports Desk, 543-3281, (Mon-Thu, 3-7pm; Fri, 3-5pm) for permit use and schedules. The field condition information line, 543-3474, is updated at 3pm, Monday through Friday.

Community Parks

Group picnic reservations available. For a detailed list of neighborhood parks, go to srcity.org/parks. Doyle Community Park 700 Doyle Park Drive off of Sonoma Avenue. 22 acres. Family/group picnic, BBQ’s, play equipment, baseball, horseshoes, restrooms, clubhouse, dog park, Doyle Day Camp. Off leash dog area, 6-8:30am.

Galvin Community Park 3330 Yulupa Avenue. 22 acres. Family/ group picnic, BBQ’s, play equipment, tennis, softball, soccer, restrooms, exercise court, fly casting pond, dog park.

Finley Community Park 2060 W. College Ave (entrance on Stony Point Road). 22 acres. Play equipment, tennis courts, basketball court, sand volleyball, horseshoe pits, restrooms, group and family picnic, BBQ’s, gazebo, Ropes Course, community center and swim complex.

Howarth Community Park 630 Summerfield Road. 152 acres. Lake Ralphine (25 acres) offers boat rentals (seasonal), launch ramp and fishing. Amusement area (seasonal) offers miniature train ride, carousel, pony rides, snack bar. Small & large group picnic facilities, gazebo and children’s birthday party packages are available. Hiking, jogging, biking trails, BBQ’s, picnic tables, play areas, restrooms, 6 lighted tennis courts, softball field, Camp WaTam, Land of Imagination playground, climbing wall. See Page 3 for Howarth Park attractions.

Franklin Park 2095 Franklin Avenue. 13 acres. Lighted softball, playground, soccer field, parking. Picnic area. Off leash dog area, 6-8am. Boldface type indicates easy accessibility for the disabled.

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Wireless access is provided by sonic.net. Cost is $3.50 for 24 hours and free to sonic. net users.

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Northwest Community Park 2620 West Steele Lane. 25 acres. Lighted sports fields, restrooms, playground, softball, BBQ’s, parking, dog park. No reservable picnic areas. Rincon Valley Community Park 5108 Badger Road. 25 acres. Family/group picnic, BBQ’s play equipment, softball, soccer, restrooms, dog park for large and small dogs. Southwest Community Park 1698 Hearn Avenue at Burbank. 19 acres. Family/group picnic, BBQ’s, play equipment, basketball, softball, soccer, restrooms, off leash dog area, 6-8am. Youth Community and Skate Park 1725 Fulton Road. 72 acres. Picnic areas, BBQ’s, gazebo,play equipment, restrooms, skatepark for skateboarders and in-line skaters, Camp Yu-Chi, Youth Memorial, off leash dog area, 6-8am.


Department Information Policies

Scholarships: Thanks to generous Standards of Behavior: For the endonors, Recreation, Parks & Community Services offers a number of scholarships to enable families in need to participate in programs and activities offered by the Department. Applications are available at the Steele Lane Community Center. For eligibility information, please call 543-3737. See pages 166 and 167 for information on how to donate to the program.

Language Interpretation Services

are available to help non-English speaking residents. If you are interested in registering for any program listed in our Activity Guide or renting one of our many facilities for a social event or picnic, please call 543-3737 Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00pm. Tenemos servicios de interpretación para ayudar algien que no habla ingles. Si quiere alquilar unos de las facilidades para una fiesta o un picnic, o tiene preguntas sobre unos de los programas, no llame a 543-3737 lunes hasta viernes, 8:00am - 5:00pm.

Friends Program: Invest in Your Community - Here’s How You Can Help: The Friends Program offers individuals, businesses, or organizations the opportunity to financially assist or support a variety of Recreation, Parks & Community Services programs. Sponsoring a trip or special event, adopting a park, or donating a memorial bench are just a few ideas! Call 543-3282 for more information or pick up a brochure at the Finley Community Center, Steele Lane Community Center, Bennett Valley Senior Center or go to www. SantaRosaRec.com to download a form. To donate, click on “Friends Program.” Please see pages 166 and 167 to learn how to donate to the scholarship program.

joyment and safety of everyone; Recreation, Parks & Community Services expects all participants to treat the people and facilities connected with the program with respect and abide by all rules and direction from the staff. Recreation, Parks & Community Services reserves the right to refuse service to anyone for failure to abide by these standards.

Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA): Recreation, Parks &

Community Services is committed to compliance with the ADA. For accommodation requests or inquiries about accessibility, please call 543-3292, or (TDD) 543-3289 (M-F, 8:00am-5:00pm), at least 72 hours prior to the event. Accessible parking is available at all City facilities. For more information regarding the closest accessible public transportation and bus lines, please call 543-3325. Complaints regarding department compliance with ADA should be directed to the Director of Recreation, Parks & Community Services, 415 Steele Lane, Santa Rosa, CA 95403, 543-3292 or (TDD) 543-3289 (M-F, 8:00am - 5:00pm)

Discrimination: Recreation, Parks & Community Services prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status or sexual orientation. Should you have any concerns, please contact the Director of Recreation, Parks & Community Services , 415 Steele Lane, Santa Rosa, CA 95403, 543-3292 or (TDD) 543-3289 (M-F, 8:00am -5:00pm) Photos: Recreation, Parks & Community

Services staff reserves the right to photograph facilities, activities and program participants for potential promotional use. All photos will remain the property of Recreation, Parks & Community Services and may be used for publicity or promotion purposes only. If you or anyone in your family should not be photographed, contact Recreation, Parks & Community Services at 543-3737.

Aquatics Recreation information information 543-3760 543-3737 or 543-3421

Marc Richardson, Director Santa Rosa Recreation, Parks & Community Services

Board of Community Services Members Scott Bagala Maria Cañas Carmel Curiel-Larios Craig Lawson, Chair Laura Martell Barbara Ramsey Rick Surlow

Satisfaction Guaranteed:

We are confident that you will enjoy the activities and programs planned. If you are not completely satisfied with our programs, please contact us.

Activity Guide Production: Front Cover Design: Elisa St.Marie Desktop Publishing: Helen Geary Editor & Ad Sales: Adriane Mertens 543-3276 Spunky Drawings: Christine McNamara

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5 WAYS to SIGN UP!

REGISTRATION INFORMATION Registration for Spring/Summer classes begins February 9, 2012

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1. Online Registration

Fill out the registration form, include a valid VISA/MC number with expiration date & signature; a receipt will be mailed to you. Please use the following FAX phone number: Center Classes and Trips: (707) 543-3736; Swim classes: (707) 543-3768.

5. Walk-In

No refunds or changes allowed 24 hours prior to the start of course.

Please allow at least 10 days to process mailed registration forms. A receipt will be mailed to participants to indicate enrollment status.

For mail/fax registration, if a class is full at the time of registration, you will be given your alternate class, if available, and automatically placed on a waiting list for your first choice. You will be notified by telephone should an opening become available.

If you have not received confirmation, for a non-swim class, or wish to confirm your registration, call either Community Center at 543-3737 or 543-3282, after 9:00am, Monday - Friday. For a swim class, call the Swim Centers at 543-3760 or 543-3421.

Future program fees are subject to change as City Council reviews the 2012-2013 budget.

- City Residents -

Participants living within the Santa Rosa City limits receive a discount on classes and activities.

CLASS REFUND AND TRANSFER INFORMATION 1.

Full refunds will be issued if the request is received 7 days prior to the starting date of the class.

2.

If a refund is requested less than 7 days prior to the start of a class, a 25% cancellation fee will be charged. If preferred, we will transfer the participant to another class whenever possible.

3.

No refunds or changes are allowed 24 hours prior to the start of a class.

4.

Refund requests for camps are slightly different. See page 69 / Sr. Ctr. Computer Lab refunds, see page 147.

- Camp Refund Policy -

For swim classes: Ridgway or Finley Swim Center For all other classes: Finley or Steele Lane Community Center See page 2 for facility hours. Spring/Summer 2012

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VISA/MC number and a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

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Register online or by mail/Fax/Adventure Line for only those activities which have a barcode. If no barcode is listed, contact a Community Center or the Swim Center.

VISA

Mail Registration Form on page 167 to: Finley Community Center OR Steele Lane Center REGISTRATION REGISTRATION 415 Steele Lane 2060 West College Ave. Santa Rosa, Calif. 95403 Santa Rosa, Calif. 95401 For Swim Classes: Finley Aquatic Center OR Ridgway Swim Center REGISTRATION REGISTRATION 455 Ridgway Avenue 2060 W. College Avenue Santa Rosa, Calif. 95401 Santa Rosa, Calif. 95401 *Include check made out to SRRP or include your

Call our automated “Adventure Line” at 543-3003 anytime, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. NOTE: In order to use the Adventure Line, user must have a client barcode number for each participant you wish to register along with a family PIN , and you must pay with a valid VISA or MasterCard.

4. Mail

Your name will automatically be placed on a waiting list when a class is full. (Including swim classes.)

3. FAX

2. Adventure Line

Registration will not be accepted in class by the instructors.

www.santarosarec.com Follow the instructions on the screen. To register, you’ll need: Client barcode numbers* Family PIN number* Course barcode number(s) from Activity Guide Credit Card number (VISA or MC only) Available 24 hours a day/7days a week *To obtain these numbers, call (707) 543-3737 or you can also create a new account online.

Registration is on a first come, first served basis.

No refunds allowed for Day Camps (Wa-Tam, Yu-Chi, and Doyle) after 5pm on the Thursday prior to camp.

Scholarship Donations

Donating to our scholarship fund can provide recreational activities for financially challenged families. Your donation is tax deductible. You may donate any amount you wish by completing our mail registration form on page 167.

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Additional forms available at Community & Swim Centers

Para formas adicionales visite a un centro comunitario o de natación

Registration Form Formas de Registración Trips & Center Classes

Adult/Guardian Contact Information: **Please sign below Adulto/Información Personal Last Name: _______________________________ First: ______________________ Birthdate: __________ ___M ___F Apellido Nombre Fecha de Nacimiento Varon Hembra Address:_________________________________________________________________________________________________ Domicilio City: ____________________________ State: _______ ZIP Code: ________________ Resident__*Non-Resident___ Ciudad Estado Código Residente No-residente Home Phone:_____________________ Work Phone: ______________________ Cell Phone: _________________________ Teléfono de Casa Teléfono de Trabajo Celular Emergency Phone: ___________________________ Teléfono de Emergencia

e-mail Address: ___________________________________________ E-mail

*Non-Resident is anyone who lives outside the city limits of Santa Rosa *Un no residente es alguien quien vive afuera de los limites de la ciudad de Santa Rosa.

Community, Swim, & Senior Center Classes, Trips, & Activities First Nombre

Participant’s Last Name Apellido del participante

Date of Birth M/F Fecha de Nacimiento V/F

Course Barcode Clave del Curso

Course Name Nombre del Curso

If paying by check, please make check payable to: Santa Rosa Recreation, Parks & Community Services

2nd Choice 2nda opción

Fee Costo

Total Fees:

Help sponsor a kid for camp or swimming lessons! Add on Scholarship Fund Donation: Ayude a un niño a asistir un programa de campamento o de natación gratis! Agrege su donación aquí:

VISA/MasterCard Account #: Número de tarjeta VISA/Mastercard#

Expiration Date: Fecha de

Cardholder’s Signature:

_____/_____

Month Vencimiento mes

Year año

Total Paid:

Cantidad Total: $

Firma de Autorización

The undersigned in consideration of participation in this program agrees to indemnify and hold the City of Santa Rosa harmless and release the City of Santa Rosa, its officers, employees and agents, from any and all liability for any injury arising out of , or in any way connected with participation in this program. I HAVE READ THE ABOVE APPLICATION AND AGREEMENT, AND FULLY UNDERSTAND THAT I ASSUME ALL RISK FOR ANY INJURIES RECEIVED.

** Signature: _______________________________________________________ Firma

Self

 Parent  Guardian 

Date:______________________________ Fecha

Recreational Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities:

Persons with disabilities are welcome to participate in any class or activity offered by Santa Rosa Recreation, Parks & Community Services. If you have a special need or accommodation request, please contact (via phone, e-mail or in person) our staff at either community center at least one week prior to the start of the class or activity. Every effort will be made to reasonably accommodate your request.

Recreation information 543-3737 Aquatics information 543-3760 or 543-3421

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Index AARP Driver Safety Program .....138 Active Adults 50+ ................ 137-147 Actor’s Theater for Children . ..........4 Aerobic Classes ...................124, 125 Aikido/Samurai Sprouts (Youth)....20 Aquatics................................ 148-162 Art Exhibits................................. 9-12 Arts District ...................................13 Art Camps ................................32, 33 Arts & Crafts (Adults) ........... 98-102 Arts & Crafts (Youth)............... 31-33 Babysitting......................................44 Baking (Adult) .............................103 Balloon Art . ...........................32, 102 Basketball (Youth)..........................88 Basketball Parties (Youth) .............34 Bird Watching ......................132, 137 Birthday Parties...............................34 Boating & Sailing Classes........ 76-79 Bocce...............................................82 Brick Info .......................................91 Bridge............................................142 Burbank Home & Gardens................8 Business........................................115 Camps (Summer)...................... 62-71 Camps (Spring) ..............................50 Card Making ................................100 Cemetery Tours.................................6 Change for Kids ............................ 81 Chop's Teen Club .....................48, 49 Computers (Adult)........................116 Computers (Youth)..........................43 Computers (Seniors) ............146, 147 Cooking (Adults & Teens).... 103-107 CPR & First Aid . ...................47, 118 Creek Activities .............................67 D.A.A. Activities.............................92 Dance Classes Ballet/Tap (Youth) . ............... 36-39 Bellydance ............................96, 97 Bollywood . .................................95 Flamenco......................................95 Line Dance ................................142 Dance Camps (Youth)...............40, 58 Dances, Social . .............................93 Differently Abled Program ............92 Dive Team ....................................150 Dodge Bll Parties ...........................34 Dog Training ................................109 Drama (Youth) ......................... 52-56

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Drawing ...................................33, 98 Engineering Camps . ................51, 60 Events, Community...................... 4-6 Facilities Information................2, 164 Feldenkrais....................................129 Fencing ............................19, 63, 123 Fishing .....................................4, 133 Fitness (Adult) ..................... 123-128 Fitness (Youth) ......................... 16-21 Fitness (Seniors) ......... 138-140, 142 Flower Crafts ...............................102 Friends Program............................165 Gardening......................................108 Golf.................................................82 Gourd Craft ..................................101 Guitar ..............................41, 110-111 Gymnastics (Youth) .....16, 17, 50, 63 Harmonica Lessons . ....................111 Hiking ..........................................134 Horse Camps . ........................66, 135 Horsemanship.............14, 15, 46, 135 Horseshoes......................................82 Howarth Park....................................3 Hunter Education .........................118 Jewelry..........................................100 Karate (Adult)...............................120 Karate (Youth)...........................20, 21 Kickboxing (Cardio).............124, 125 KidScience Camps .........................61 Kindergym................................24, 25 Baby Gym....................................23 Family Gym.................................23 For "Big Kids" ............................25 Language: German (Adult) .........................112 Spanish (Adult)..........................112 Live at Juilliard Concerts .................7 Martial Arts ....................17, 120, 121 Movie in the Park............................35 Mountain Bike Races....................136 Neighborhood Services...................80 Outdoor Fitness . .................. 132-135 Paintball Camp . .............................65 Park Locations & Features . .........164 Personal Development..........113, 114 Photography ...................43, 114, 137 Picnic Site Reservations ................22 Piano .................................... 110, 111 Pilates ...................................126, 127 Pole Fitness ..........................132, 140

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Pool Parties ....................................34 Prenatal Fitness ............................126 Preschool Summer Camp ..............57 Qigong (Chi gong)........128, 130, 131 Rec Dept. info in Spanish ............163 Registration ..........................166, 167 Rentals, Park & Facility............2, 164 Rosie the Trolley Tours ..............5, 90 Rock Climbing .........................50, 64 SR Children’s Theater ............... 52-56 Scholarship Donations..........165, 166 Scholarship Program . ..................165 Scuba . ..........................................162 Self-Defense ..........................45, 119 Senior Center Activities ....... 141-147 Sewing Camp ...........................32, 59 Soccer (Youth) .........................87, 88 Softball (Adult)...............................82 Sports ....................................... 82-88 Spring Break Camps...........32, 50, 51 Spring Egg Hunt...............................5 St. Patrick's Day Walk/Run . ..........89 Swim..................................... 148-162 Table Tennis ...........................18, 123 Tai Chi................................... 130-131 Tai Chi for Seniors................ 138-139 Teeny Tiny Tots.........................26, 27 Tennis: Adults ...............................83, 84 Youth.................................85, 86 Tiny Tots................................... 26-28 Tiny Tots Camp . ......................28, 57 Tree Climbing ................................46 Tumbling (Youth) ..........................17 Ukulele Lessons ..............41, 110-111 Video Camp ...................................64 Visionaries (VIP’s) . .......................92 Waterpolo......................................149 Weight Room ...............................143 Wilderness First Aid ..............47, 133 Work Experience Program .......72, 73 Yoga (Adult) ........................ 130-131 You’re On the Air . ......................115 Zumba .................................. 124-125


Registration for Spring/Summer 2012 classes begins February 9, 2012 www.santarosarec.com

– Look for our Fall/Winter 2012 Guide in the mail July 30, 2012 – 415 Steele Lane Santa Rosa, CA 95403

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Activity Guide Spring Summer 2012  

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