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ActivityGuide Spring/Summer 2020

RECREATION & PARKS

Registration begins Jan 30! Visit SantaRosaRec.com Kick It!

Have a ball with youth sports. pg. 15-16

Get out in the Community! Family events every month. pg. 2-3

Camp Options!

Keep the kids busy with plenty of camp offerings. pg. 16, 19-31

Use our handy index guide to find exactly what you’re looking for! pg. 56 Informacion en Español, vea pagina 53


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swim PArties

Guaranteed admission to the Ridgway or Finley pools and a reserved area for refreshments and gifts.

PArties in the hub: bAsketbAll, soccer, dodgebAll

Coach-led activities, drills, games and a separate party room at Steele Lane Community Center.

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Train, carousel, animal barn, pony rides, jump house, reserved picnic area and souvenirs.

book your PArty todAy!

SRCity.org/birthday-party

See party details and instructions for booking


R & P S P OT L I G H T

TABLE OF CON TEN TS Art Exhibits

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Boating & Sailing Barnyard Stories - Page 18 Let’s learn about nature and cuddle some critters at Howarth Park!

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Community Events

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Contact Information

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Facility Rentals

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Picnic Reservations

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Special Destinations

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Summer Work Experience for Teens 10-11 Volunteer 9 Active Adults (50+) Programs

Summer Camps - Page 21 50 years of tradition – canoeing, archery, swimming, games and more!

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Classes & Events

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Drop-In Programs

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Senior Center Information

Adult (18+) Programs

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Dance

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Health & Fitness

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Special Interest

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Sports

Learn to Swim - Page 46 Don’t worry we got this! Each year, we teach 4,000 kids and adults to swim.

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Aquatics

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Facility Information

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Swim Hours

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Fitness & Sports

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Swim Lessons

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Safety Training

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Youth Programs

Adult Softball - Page 38 Join the largest league in northern California, for all levels.

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Dance

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Drama

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Fitness & Sports

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Horsemanship

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Special Interest

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Tot Classes & Camps

On the Cover Benjamin, Dempsey, Rachel and Ezra play for City Booters at Rincon Valley Community Park. This instructional league is about skill building, teamwork and fun! See page 16.

Stay Connected! “Like” us on Facebook and follow us on Instragram! Subscribe to our monthly e-newsletter at SantaRosaRec.com.

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Spring Camps

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Summer Camps

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Registration Information

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Index

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‘Oh No! You Canceled It!’ Sometimes, if participants wait too long to register, we may have to cancel the course. Please register early. Spring/Summer 2020

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CO M M U N I T Y E V E N T S February/March

April

February 29

April 4

FairyTale Ball 5-7pm, Ages 4-12 & Chaperones • Finley Community Center $35 per Adult/Child Couple A Disney “Frozen” inspired evening for you and your special prince or princess. Dancing, activities, light refreshments and a visit from the Snow Queen! Preregistration required, use code 19582 at SantaRosaRec.com

2020 Senior Expo 9am to 12pm, FREE Person Senior Wing of Finley Community Center Come discover Santa Rosa businesses, organizations and activities that make our community a great place to live.

April 11

History Walking Tours at the Rural Cemetery 10-11am; Tours leave every 20 minutes from Franklin Gate FREE! Donations appreciated. Learn the history of Santa Rosa while strolling through the grave sites of early residents. Note: uneven surfaces and slopes.

February 28 - March 8

A Theater for Children A Participation Play for Children Steele Lane Community Center Visit ATheaterForChildren.com for information and tickets. Show times: Friday 2/28, 7pm                            Friday 3/6, 7pm Saturday2/29, 1 & 3:30pm Saturday 3/7, 1 & 3:30pm Sunday 3/8, 3pm Sunday 3/1, 3pm                     

March 13

Darkside Tours at the Rural Cemetery For ages 12+ Take a Friday the 13th walk on the dark side with graveside reenactments bringing you bone-chilling stories from Santa Rosa history. Bring your flashlights and sturdy shoes to enjoy these true and tragic stories. Tours will depart from Franklin Gate. Preregistration required, $35. #22078 7:30pm #22082 7:50pm #22083 8:10pm #22085 8:30pm

April 18

Santa Rosa History Tour on Rosie the Trolley 10am-12pm; Departs from Howarth Park $20; Pre-registration required at SantaRosaRec.com, use code 24211 Half of proceeds go to Rec & Parks Scholarship Fund. Tour Theme: Santa Rosa History

#22086 8:50pm #22087 9:10pm #22088 9:30pm

March 14

Arbor Day Tree Planting Party 9am-12pm Join us at Rincon Valley Community Park or Finley Community Park. See page 9 for details.

March 15

St. Patrick’s Day 5K Presented by Fleet Feet Sports Benefitting Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks 11am • Courthouse Square Join us for this popular family event and fundraiser for the Rec & Parks Scholarship Fund! Visit FleetFeetSantaRosa.com to register.

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April 25

Earth Day OnStage 12-4pm • Courthouse Square FREE Join us for Santa Rosa’s 11th Annual Earth Day OnStage Festival! Food, live performances, local and earth-friendly products, and ecofriendly crafts and activities for kids. Visit srcity.org/2139 for schedule.

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CO M M U N I T Y E V E N T S May May 4

Santa Rosa History Tour on Rosie the Trolley 10am-12pm; Departs from Howarth Park $20; Pre-registration required at SantaRosaRec.com, use code 24213 Half of proceeds go to Rec & Parks Scholarship Fund Tour Theme: Santa Rosa Rails & Rocks

May 9

McDonald Avenue Tour at the Rural Cemetery 10-11am; Tours every 20 minutes from Franklin Gate FREE! Donations appreciated. Visit the graves of the McDonald’s, then proceed down McDonald Avenue to view and discuss the historic homes and their early residents. Note: uneven surfaces and slopes.

June June 13

Stones and Images Tour at the Rural Cemetery 10-11am; Tours every 20 minutes from Franklin Gate FREE! Donations appreciated. Learn the history and meaning of symbols and forms of grave makers from the early days of Santa Rosa. Note: uneven surfaces and slopes.

July

May 10

Mother’s Day Plant Sale and Chosen Spot Expo Luther Burbank Home & Gardens Visit lutherburbank.org for details.

May 16

Kids to Parks Day 12-3pm, Howarth Park - FREE Celebrate this nationwide day of outdoor exploration and play with a scavenger hunt, activities and treats! Designed for children ages 6-12, all ages welcome.

May 16

Kids Fishing in the City 9-11am • Lake Ralphine, Howarth Park FREE! Enjoy family fishing! Children at least five years and with adults. Fishing license required for age 16+. Sponsored in part by Ca. Dept. of Fish and Wildlife and SR Firefighters Association.

May 17

Kids Fishing Derby 7:30-10:30am • Lake Ralphine, Howarth Park Sign up at the boathouse, $3 per participant For ages 15 and younger; children must be with an adult. Bring your own equipment. Sponsored in part by SR Firefighters Association.

May 25

Memorial Day at the Rural Cemetery 12pm, Franklin Gate FREE! Donations appreciated. Honor the day with special guests, refreshments and tours of Veterans’ graves. Note: uneven surfaces and slopes.

Live at Juilliard Concerts Sundays July 5, 12, 19, 26; August 2 & 9 Juilliard Park, FREE! Join us for music, food and fun! Music line-up and more info at: srcity.org/liveatjuilliard.

July 11

History Walking Tours at the Rural Cemetery 10-11am; Tours every 20 minutes from Franklin Gate FREE! Donations appreciated. Learn the history of Santa Rosa while strolling through the grave sites of early residents. Note: uneven surfaces and slopes.

August August 8

Women’s History Tour at the Rural Cemetery 10-11am; Tours every 20 minutes from McDonald Gate FREE! Donations appreciated. Honor the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution by learning about the lives of Santa Rosa’s early pioneer women. Note: uneven surfaces and slopes. Coming Soon: Lamplight Tours Sign up now for popular tours in September. See page 7.

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ART EXHIBITS The City of Santa Rosa hosts rotating art exhibits at City Hall and its three community centers. If you are interested in applying to exhibit, or if you would like to learn more about Santa Rosa’s Arts Program, visit SRCity.org/arts.

Steele Lane Community Center 415 Steele Lane Viewing Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30am-5pm

A PLETHORA OF PATTERN; DIORAMAS & DAYDREAMS Jan 14 - Feb 20, 2020 Reception: Wed, Jan 15, 4-6pm Visual offerings for community, camaraderie and day dreaming by mixed media artist Madeline Behrens-Brigham. “If I were a color, I’d be plaid.” Dioramas, Bricolage and Paintings.

WILDFIRE: AN ASSAULT ON HUMANITY, HITTING HOME Feb 25 - Apr 2, 2020 Reception: Wed, Feb 26, 4-6pm Sonoma County artist, Peter Alan lost his Glen Ellen home and painting studio in the 2017 Nuns Wildfire. Since then he has produced over 25 fire art mixed media artworks on panels and paper that reflect his processes over the past three years. Most of the pieces will be on display as a collective series in this exhibit.

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NORTH BAY INDUSTRIES EXPLORES Apr 7 - May 28, 2020 Reception: Mon, May 4, 6-7pm At NBI, there is always something new on the horizon to discover. Join them as they explore and exhibit their artwork, inspired by our local community and the natural world.

ARTURO CUEVAS: ART IS THERAPY June 2 - July 16, 2020 Reception: Wed, June 3, 4-6pm Whether it’s an abstract piece from his imagination or from a photograph, Cuevas paints to communicate and connect through his art. He paints the people dear to his heart, the places vital for his wellbeing, and memories that have impacted him the most. Sharing his art is a truly unforgettable experience.

Finley Community Center 2060 W. College Avenue Viewing Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm

NATIONAL ARTS PROGRAM: 17TH ANNUAL EXHIBITION AND COMPETITION Feb 3 - Mar 27, 2020 Awards Reception: Sun, Mar 8, 3-5pm Santa Rosa joins over 90 cities across the country in showcasing the art of local amateur and professional artists of all ages.

THE LANGUAGE OF COLOR, ART TRIBE & ART HEAVEN PAINTERS MENTORED BY CAROLE WATANABE Mar 31 - May 14, 2020 Reception: Thu, Apr 2, 5-7pm Immerse yourself in the healing power of color as you view and contemplate more than 100 acrylic and mixed media works of art. This show includes highly inspired and dynamically presented works in all colors of the rainbow.

THE ART OF AGING: 23RD ANNUAL SENIOR ART SHOW May 19 - July 9, 2020 Reception: Thu, May 28, 1-4pm This popular exhibit is sponsored by the County’s Adult and Aging Division to enhance the lives of seniors. Beginning to professional local artists (over 60) may apply online at: https:// apps.schsd.org/SAS/.

ART MADE OF PARTS, PAINT AND PAPER July 14 - Aug 27, 2020 Reception: Thu, July 16, 5-7pm This Group Exhibition will feature a collective of artists who work in a variety of mediums, and will include assemblagists, painters and collageists.

Register at santarosarec.com


ART EXHIBITS City Hall Council Chambers

100 Santa Rosa Avenue Call 543-3010 for viewing information; Enter at Suite 10

NICOLE IRENE ANDERSON: BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD Jan 23 - Mar 12, 2020 Reception: Fri, Jan 24, 5-7pm This show will feature a selection of paintings completed between 2016-2018. The subject matter of these works revolves around melancholic, dynamicallycomposed landscapes and enigmatic figurative imagery.

LORNA HO: A SPIRITUAL JOURNEY THROUGH ART May 5 - June 18, 2020 Reception: Friday, May 8, 5-7pm Lorna Ho’s work is a combination of mind, body and spirit. She works in several mediums including, watercolor, acrylics, and mixed media in an eclectic style, often combining Chinese brush painting, realism and abstract design.

2060 W. College Avenue Viewing Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm

THE ART OF STEVEN WILLS Jan 28 – Mar 19, 2020

SANTA ROSA ART GUILD: SCENES, VISIONS & IMAGINATIONS May 12 - June 25, 2020

Reception: Thu, Jan 30, 5-7pm

Reception: Thu, May 14, 5-7pm

This exhibit features enhanced and altered photographs by photographer Steven Wills who uses various apps and photo editors to manipulate digital images.

Artistic visions of various styles: creative, realist, imaginative, landscape, florals, etc., done in a variety of techniques. Artwork of several artists of the Santa Rosa Art Guild will be featured. 

NELL HERGENRATHER: DEPTH PERCEPTION Mar 24 - May 7, 2020

JUDY LEDDY: THE BEAUTY OF EARTH CREATES HOPE Mar 17 - Apr 30, 2020

Reception: Thu, Mar 26, 5-7pm

Reception: Fri, Mar 20, 5-7pm The beauty of earth has always lifted me up from the despair created by humans. Ask yourself “What will make you happy today?” Ask yourself when you wake in the morning, what will make you happy. And look outside.

Simons Gallery at the Person Senior Wing

BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF SONOMA-MARIN FINE ARTS SHOW June 23 - Aug 6, 2020 Reception: Fri, June 26, 5-7pm This exhibit showcases art created by youth ages 4-24 from the fine arts programs of the Boys & Girls Clubs of SonomaMarin. Through these programs, which include watercolor, mixed media, printmaking, and more, youth increase their confidence in self-expression and learn to constructively communicate their feelings and world views.

Nell Hergenrather has been making and showing her art in Sonoma County for over 25 years. Her work is always a study in texture and color while pushing the boundaries of formal painting with her sculptural pieces. In this solo exhibit you will see some of her rarely shown paintings and new work.

SUSAN BERCU: ART AS STORY June 30 - Aug 20, 2020 Reception: Thu, July 2, 5-7pm The need to tell stories through visual means is the driving force for Susan Bercu’s art. Whether it be her Lincoln museum constructed with cardboard and illustrated with paintings and drawings, assemblage masks, paintings, or site-specific ephemeral work documented in photographs, Bercu’s over-arching concern is sharing our country’s bizarre, little known histories and shattering current events.

Take the City ArtWalk! Visit srcity.org/artwalk

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S P E C I A L D E S T I N AT I O N S Howarth Community Park HowarthPark.com

THINGS TO DO

630 Summerfield Rd • 707-543-3425 • HowarthPark@SRCity.org

K-Land Attractions

Visit “The Jewel” of Santa Rosa! This 138-acre community park provides seemingly endless recreational opportunities. There’s beautiful Lake Ralphine for fishing and boating, a softball field, tennis courts, picnic areas, unique playground structures, miles of hiking and jogging trails, and the K-Land amusement area featuring a train ride, carousel, animal barn and pony rides.

Rides

SPRING/SUMMER HOURS Trails, Playgrounds, Fishing Open 7 days a week Sunrise - Sunset

Boathouse and K-Land Rides

Spring Hours: Sat/Sun, 11am-5pm March 7 - June 7

Take a ride on the train or carousel or bounce in the jump house! $2 Each • 25 Tickets $40

Ponies

Ride around the corral in an outdoor setting. Maximum weight limit of 90 pounds per rider. $5/1 lap $8/2 laps $45/10 ticket pony pass Horsemanship classes offered on page 18. *Prices subject to change

Land of Imagination

Snack Bar Sat/Sun, 12-5pm

This unique playground offers a children’s “A Walk Through Time” where you can dig for dinosaur bones, watch a volcano erupt, stroll the streets of Old West Town, or conquer the giant net climber.

Summer Hours: Mon-Thu, 11am-4:30pm (closed Fridays) Sat/Sun, 11am-5pm K-Land & Boathouse: June 8 - Aug 6

Animal Barn

During our summer season stop by the Animal Barn and pet the animals. Open June 8 - Aug 6. Tickets $2 (purchase at train station window)

Snack Bar Mon-Thu, 12-4:30pm (Closed Fridays) Sat/Sun, 12-5pm Please Note: • Open on Spring Break (March 16-20) & Memorial Day (May 25). • Closed on Easter (April 12). • Rides close on rainy days, call 707-543-3425 after 9am on the day of your visit to confirm.

ACTIVITIES IN THE PARK Boating and Sailing Birthday Parties Summer Camp Animal Barn & Pony Classes Summer Work Experience Fishing Events Picnic Site Reservations

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Sponsorship Opportunities: Contact us if you’d like to sponsor one of our popular Howarth Park events, including Movies in the Park: howarthpark@srcity.org

Boating & Fishing on Lake Ralphine Paddleboats, kayaks, canoes, sailboats and paddle boards are available for rent. $8 - $12/hour See page 32 for boating classes and more information. Lake Ralphine is stocked regularly by California Department Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) with trout and catfish. All CDFW regulations are in effect and a fishing license is required.

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S P E C I A L D E S T I N AT I O N S Spray Ground at Prince Gateway Park 171 Santa Rosa Avenue When the temps heat up, the cool water spraying down feels just right for kids young and old alike! It’s free to enjoy this beat-the-heat option at Santa Rosa’s Prince Gateway Park located near downtown. Schedule (open April-October) April/May/Sept/Oct Mon-Fri, 2-6pm Sat & Sun, 11am-6pm June/July/Aug 7 days a week, 11am-6pm

Luther Burbank Home & Gardens Santa Rosa Avenue at Sonoma Avenue LutherBurbank.org • 707-524-5445 Visit the historic landmark home and gardens of renowned horticulturalist Luther Burbank who lived in Santa Rosa for 50 years and developed more than 800 strains and varieties of plants. For operating hours and tour information, visit LutherBurbank.org or call 707-524-5445.

Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery 1600 Franklin Ave SRCity.org/ruralcemetery • 707-543-3279 Open Daily, 6am-9pm (PDT) & 6am-6pm (PST) This 17-acre historic landmark located in the heart of Santa Rosa was a burial site for early residents, primarily from the 1850s to 1930s. Volunteers restored the cemetery from decades of neglect. Burial plot maps and self-guided tour brochures are available at the kiosks and online.

LAMPLIGHT TOURS Fri or Sat • Age 8+ Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery $40 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. Lights, costumes and stage settings create a magical time as characters from the past depict a scene from their lives. Tours last approximately 90 minutes and are held rain or shine. Fri, Sept. 18 Session Code 7:30pm 22108 7:50pm 22110 8:10pm 22111 8:30pm 22112 8:50pm 22114 9:10pm 22115 9:30pm 22116 9:50pm 22117

Sat, Sept. 19 Session Code 6:30pm* 22128 7:10pm* 23423 7:30pm 22118 7:50pm 22120 8:10pm 22121 8:30pm 22122 8:50pm 22123 9:10pm 22124 9:30pm 22126

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*6:30pm & 7:10 Tours This tour at dusk provides more light to see by and a slower pace between vignettes.

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TAKE CARE OF YOUR CREEK

Sonoma Water and the 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 mor e about your local creek and for information on becoming a Creek Steward call 543-3845 or email creeks@srcity.org. only heavy rain cancels

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tools, gloves, supplies, and refreshments provided

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all ages welcome

ORGANIZE YOUR OWN CREEK CLEANUP!

For help organizing a creek cleanup with your neighborhood, school, group, or business email creeks@srcity.org.

NEED COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS?

Creek cleanups are great community service projects for students.

FIRST SATURDAY CLEANUP ON PRINCE MEMORIAL GREENWAY

Dates: Feb. 1, March 7, April 4, May 2, June 6, July 4, Aug. 1, Sept. 5 Time: 10:00 – Noon | Location: Olive Park Footbridge (near 5 Hazel Street) On the first Saturday of every month help take care of Santa Rosa Creek flowing through the heart of downtown. The Greenway provides a home for river otter, kingfishers, egrets, and steelhead trout as well as parks, public art, and recreation.

FLAT ROCK PARK VOLUNTEER DAYS

Date: Sat., Feb. 8 & April 11 | Time: 9:30 - 11:30 | Location: Flat Rock Footbridge (near 4227 Flat Rock Circle) Help take care of the Brush Creek Restoration Area and Flat Rock Park. Learn about native California riparian plants and how they provide food and shelter for fish and wildlife.

COLGAN CREEK VOLUNTEER DAY

Date: Sat., Feb. 29 | Time: 9:30 - noon | Location: Elsie Allen High School Help the community cleanup and nurture the restored Colgan Creek. Learn about the many native California plants that grow along creeks and help them establish a foothold in their first years.

LAGUNA STEWARDSHIP DAY FOR FAMILIES

Date: Sat., March 14 | Time: 9:00 - noon | Location: Laguna Treatment Plant (4300 Llano Road) B r i n g t h e k i d s ! J o i n u s t o p l a n t , w e e d , a n d m u l c h i n a o n e of a k i n d n a t i v e p l a n t g a r d e n a n d w e t l a n d . A n o p t i o n a l t o u r i n the last hour discusses restoration and the native plants and animals that make our home so special.

SIERRA PARK CREEK CLEANUP

Date: TBD | Time: 9:00 - 11:00 | Location: Strawberry School (2311 Horseshoe Drive) Continue the care of this little creek with Strawberry School, scouts, and neighbors on Bennett Valley Clean Up Day.

EXPLORE A GREAT BLUE HERON AND EGRET ROOKERY

Dates: Sat., April 18 | Time: 9:30 - 11:00 | Location: Will be provided with registration - srcity.org/creekstewardship Join a short stroll to view nesting herons, egrets, and their young. Spotting scopes and a few binoculars available, or bring your own.

EARTH DAY ON THE GREENWAY

Date: Sat., April 25 | Time: 9:30 - 11:30 | Location: Olive Park Footbridge (near 5 Hazel Street) Celebrate Earth Day’s 50th birthday on the Prince Memorial Greenway. Help with a cleanup of Santa Rosa Creek, native plant care, and trail maintenance. Afterwards, join the Earth Day OnStage festival at Courthouse Square, www.srcity.org/earthday

LOVE YOUR MOTHER – AND STEELE CREEK

Date: Sat., May 9 | Time: 9:30 - 11:00 | Location: Next to 1090 Jennings Avenue (east of the railroad tracks) As a Mothers Day treat, spend a little time caring for Mother Earth. Ride your bicycles to a cleanup of Steele Creek along the SMART pathway.

WHITEWATER RODEO ON SANTA ROSA CREEK

Date: Sat., June 27 | Time: 10:00 - 11:30 | Location: Pierson Street Bridge (near #5 Pierson St.) Build a toy boat and race it down the shallow rapids. Laughs and prizes, everyone is a winner! Wear shoes that can get w e t ( n o s an d a l s ) . D o n ’ t h a v e t i m e t o b u i l d a b o a t ? M a t e r i a l s a n d a s s i s t a n c e w i l l b e a v a i l a b l e t h a t m o r n i n g t o c r a f t y o u r own vessel.

CONTACT US

www.srcity.org/creekstewardship | creeks@srcity.org | 707-543-3845


V O LU N T E E R AC T I V I T I E S Volunteer with Recreation & Parks There are a variety of ways to get involved in our parks and programs through volunteering. Below is a partial list of events; for more information on these programs or to view a full list and sign up for volunteer opportunities please visit SRCity.org/parksvolunteer We love our volunteers!

Volunteer Event Calendar 2020 Park-A-Month

Second Saturday of the month March-October, 9am-12pm For a full list of volunteer opportunities or to sign up for an event, please visit SRCity.org/parksvolunteer

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ORGANIZE A PARK PROJECT OR CLEAN UP! If your service club, scout troop, neighborhood, church, school or business wishes to hold a volunteer workday or special project in one of our parks, contact the volunteer program desk.

Arbor Day Tree-Planting Party This year we are hosting two separate tree-planting parties. Please join us at one of the following locations: Rincon Valley Community Park, 5108 Badger Road OR Finley Community Park, 2060 West College Avenue.

PARK-A-MONTH VOLUNTEER PROGRAM Join us on the second Saturday of the month (March-October) for these monthly, family-friendly workdays that help beautify our parks through tasks such as picking up litter, spreading mulch, cleaning, pruning, removing invasive species, weeding and more. We provide tools and light refreshments. Individuals and service groups welcome.

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: JUNIOR GIANTS Junior Giants is a free, non-competitive and innovative co-ed baseball program offered in Santa Rosa during the summer. Volunteer coaches and team parents help make the program possible! Join us to make an impact on kids’ lives.

July 11

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: LUTHER BURBANK HOME & GARDENS 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. Help plan events and work on special projects, plus enjoy exclusive volunteer appreciation events! For more information, visit lutherburbank.org.

Southwest Community Park – 1698 Hearn Avenue

Volunteer Kick-Off Celebration Bayer Neighborhood Park - 1550 West Avenue

May 9

Colgan Creek Park – 2036 Bedford Street

June 13

Eastside Park – 169 Alderbrook Drive Northwest Community Park (Dog Park) – 2880 West Steele Lane

August 8

Doyle Community Park (Dog Park) – 700 Doyle Park Drive

September 12 October 10

Franklin Community Park – 2095 Franklin Avenue

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: SANTA ROSA RURAL CEMETERY The Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery is volunteer-operated and maintained. If you would like to support this historical gem, join a volunteer workday on the third Saturday of each month, maintain a plot through the Adopt-A-Plot program, join the Rose Brigade or serve on the Preservation Committee. Those are just some of the ways to volunteer! Contact Us: Volunteer Program Desk (707) 543-3279 volunteer@srcity.org SRCity.org/parksvolunteer

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SUMMER WORK EXPERIENCE FOR TEENS Gain Skills & Have Fun This Summer $100 Program & Materials Fee* • Ages 13-17 *Includes processing fees, training & materials, work shirt Teens ages 13-17, here’s your chance to meet new friends, gain experience for your resume and have fun this summer! You will work with recreation professionals in our parks and facilities, on the lake or at our pools. Help care for animals or teach children to swim! Many work experience volunteers go on to become members of our staff, and all participants contribute to the community. Check out the list of positions to find one that’s right for you.

HOW TO APPLY Applications and the program brochure with job descriptions are available beginning March 2 and due by April 3. Applicants must be at least age 13 years by June 8. Applications at: SRCity.org/workexperience Steele Lane Community Center, 415 Steele Lane Finley Community Center, 2060 W. College Ave. 1. Pick up or download an application and brochure to read the job descriptions, hours, and commitments. 2. Fill out and return the application with your non-refundable fee. 3. Set up and participate in your group interview; instructions will be emailed to you. 4. Attend mandatory Orientation Night on May 6 (no parents please) and all orientation and training June 1 - 5 for your assigned program. No exceptions. IMPORTANT DATES! March 2: Applications & program flyer available March 26: Information night, 7-8pm (optional) Steele Lane Community Center, 415 Steele Lane April 3: Application deadline April 5: 9am-1pm Call for interview time* April 6-8: 4-8pm Call for interview time* April 18, 20, 21, 22: Interview dates (mandatory) May 6: Orientation Night, 7:15-8:30pm (mandatory) Finley Community Center, 2060 W. College Ave. June 1: Aquatic Training (Finley Aquatic Center) 1-2pm June 1-5: Training (mandatory) June 8: Participants must be 13 years old by this date (no exceptions) *After you submit your application, you will receive an email with instructions on your next steps, including the phone number to call to set up your interview.

VOLUNTEER POSITIONS The following is an overview of non-paid, volunteer work experience positions. Full position descriptions are available at SRCity.org/workexperience and on the program flyer. Animal Barn Aide Howarth Park Assist with animal and facility care; show and inform the public about the animals; provide customer service. Minimum two-week commitment, 9:30am-5:15pm, Saturdays and Sundays mandatory. Amusement Ride Aide Howarth Park Assist with amusement rides and/or concession stand. Minimum twoweek commitment, 10am-5:15pm, Mon/Wed/Sat or Tu/Thu/Sun. Boathouse Aide Howarth Park Assist with boats and helping customers; watch for problems on the lake and go boating with campers when needed. Minimum two-week commitment, 10am-5:15pm, Mon/Wed/Sat or Tu/Th/Sun. Counselor -in –Training Camp Wa-Tam, Doyle Camp, Camp Yu-Chi or Recreation Sensation Assist with camp activities, including song leading, skits, boating, archery, field trips, swimming, crafts, and nature projects. Minimum commitment of two 40-hour weeks and 30-hour mandatory training June 1-5.

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SUMMER WORK EXPERIENCE FOR TEENS

Swim Lesson Aides Ridgway or Finley Swim Center

Recreation Sensation Leader-In-Training Four School Locations (TBD)

Assist with swim lessons for children, lead aquatic games and basic safety and skills instruction. Minimum commitment of one session (two consecutive weeks). Morning and/or evening shifts, Mon - Thu.

Set a positive example; help to organize games, arts & crafts, academic activities, field trips and events. June 8 - July 23*, MonFri 8:15am-3:45pm, four Santa Rosa school locations. *No camp July 2 and 3.

Concession Aides Ridgway or Finley Swim Center Assist with food and beverage service, general clean-up, and other customer service duties. Minimum two-week commitment, afternoon shifts 2-5 days per week. Junior Lifeguards* Ridgway or Finley Swim Center Assist with recreation swim supervision, enforce rules and provide light maintenance. Minimum two-week commitment, afternoon shifts 2-7 days per week. *PREREQUISITE: Completion of Level 6 Lifeguard Preparedness or the Sonoma County Regional Parks Open Water Junior Lifeguard Camp with certification prior to June 20th is required to participate.

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*Financial assistance is available for this program thanks to Measure O funding. Proof of eligibility is required at time of registration. Call Finley Community Center at (707) 543-3737 for more information. Sports Coach-In-Training Steele Lane Community Center & Rincon Valley Community Park Assist with youth summer sports clinics in basketball, soccer, and dodgeball. Indoor Clinics at Steele Lane in July, Mon - Thu, 9am3pm. Outdoor Soccer Clinics at Rincon Valley in June, Mon - Thu 9am-12pm. Minimum two-week commitment and mandatory training week of June 1.

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Tot Classes BABY KINDERGYM

TEENY TOTS

Tue, Wed OR Thu • Ages 8mo - 1½ years Finley/Valley Oak Rm $26-$42 (4-5 classes)

Tue/Thu, 9-10am • Ages 2-3 Finley/Madrone Rm $70-$98 (8-10 classes)

Play, socialize, and build strong bodies and fun memories! This class for crawlers and beginning walkers offers a stimulating and safe environment where child and parent explore and grow together. Equipment is age appropriate and there is time for open play, songs and games. Adult/child ratio is 1 to 1. Instructor: Kindergym Staff

You and your 2 and 3-year-old are invited to join other children in a safe, stimulating and creative environment. Share in their joy and accomplishments as they explore arts & craft projects. Story-time, singing, games and socialization help them prepare for the step up to Tiny Tots! One parent/adult must accompany each child. Instructor: Tiny Tots Staff

Tue, 9:15-10:15am Session Code 2/18-3/10 22314 3/24-4/14 22315 22317 4/28-5/26 6/9-6/30 22318

Wed, 9:15-10am Session 2/19-3/11 3/25-4/15 4/29-5/27 6/10-7/1

Code 22319 22320 22321 22322

Thu, 10:45-11:30am Code Session 2/20-3/12 22323 22324 3/26-4/16 4/30-5/28 22325 22326 6/11-7/2

KINDERGYM Tue, Wed OR Thu • Ages 1- 3½ years Finley/Valley Oak Rm $31-$49 (4-5 classes)

GROWING TOTS

Help your child thrive as they crawl, run, jump and play with their peers! Children increase body and social awareness and learn to participate in group activities with the help of a parent or adult care giver. The environment is scaled to children’s needs, enticing them to explore their surroundings and abilities. Class format is open play, with special parachute and song time. Adult/child ratio is 1 to 1. Instructor: Kindergym Staff. NOTE: To keep this time safe and special for you and your child, please do not bring older sibling or unregistered friends to class. Tue, 10:30-11:30am Ages 1½ - 3½ Session Code 2/18-3/10 22329 3/24-4/14 22330 4/28-5/26 22331 6/9-6/30 22332

Wed, 10:30-11:30am Ages 1 - 2½ Session Code 2/19-3/11 22334 3/25-4/15 22335 4/29-5/27 22336 6/10-7/1 22337

Thu, 9:15-10:15am Ages 1 - 2½ Session Code 2/20-3/12 22338 3/26-4/16 22339 4/30-5/28 22340 6/11-7/2 22341

NEED A FLEXIBLE SCHEDULE? Drop in for the day! Please call ahead to confirm space is available and register at the front desk. 707-543-3737, $8 Baby Gym, $10 Kindergym. SUMMER TINY TOTS CAMP! Mon-Thu, 9-11:30am • Ages 3 ½-5 Finley/Madrone Rm $79-$89 (4 classes) This summer program keeps youngsters engaged with lots of fun crafts, outdoor games and water play time. Emphasis is on socialization and fun. Snack is included. Children must be toilet-trained. Instructors: Tiny Tots Staff Session Theme Code 6/8-6/11 Jungle Safari 22483 6/15-6/18 Camp Out 22484 6/22-6/25 Mad Hatter Tea Party 22485 7/6-7/9 Dive Into the Ocean 22486

Code Session 2/18-3/12 22472 3/24-4/16 22473 22474 4/28-5/28

Tue/Thu, 10:30am-12:30pm • Ages 3-4 Finley/Madrone Rm $125-$166 (8-10 classes) Growing Tots will keep your 3-4-year-old engaged and growing in confidence and ability! This transitional class is for those not quite ready for Tiny Tots and includes art, songs, music, games, stories and socialization, as well as offering physical fun in our outdoor play area! Children must be toilet-trained (no Pull-ups). Proof of age may be requested. Instructor: Tiny Tots Staff Session Code 2/18-3/12 22475 3/24-4/16 22477 4/28-5/28 22479

TINY TOTS Mon/Wed/Fri, 9-11:30am • Ages 3 ½-5 Finley/Madrone Rm $200-$246 (11-13 classes) Oodles of fun activities to keep your 3-5-year-old engaged and growing in confidence and ability! Tiny Tots helps strengthen Kindergarten readiness through art, songs, music, games, stories and socialization, as well as offering physical fun in our outdoor play area. Children must be toilet-trained (no Pull-ups). Proof of age may be requested. Instructor: Tiny Tots Staff Session Code 2/19-3/13 22480 3/23-4/17 22481 4/27-5/27* 22482 *No class 5/25

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Dance

TUTUS FOR TWOS BALLET Tue OR Fri, 9:30-10:30am • Age 2 Finley/Live Oak Rm $31-$52 (3-4 classes) Our youngest dancers pair up with their loving adult (parent, grandparent, aunt/ uncle, nanny, etc.) for a wonderful world of imagination and ballet! Join Miss Jeran in a playful, stress-free atmosphere where young children are supported to develop awareness of their bodies, physical skills and creativity. Instructor: Jeran Urrutia has over 25 years of dance and teaching experience. Fri, 9:30-10:30am Session 2/21-3/13 4/3-4/24 5/8-5/29 6/5-6/26

Tue, 9:30-10:30am Session Code 2/18-3/10 21577 3/24 -4/21* 21579 21580 4/28-5/12 6/9-6/30 21582 *No class 4/7

Code 21583 21584 21585 21586

BALLET FOR THREES! Wed OR Fri • Age 3 Finley/Live Oak Rm $43-$53 (4 classes) Ballet tondues and twirls delight young dancers as they discover music and movement. This simple class introduces curios toddlers to basic ballet routines and exercises, along with plenty of playful creativity. Ballet style attire is suggested. Family and friends may visit the last class of the session. Instructor: Jeran Urrutia (see Tutus for Twos bio). Fri, 10:30-11:30am Session Code 2/21-3/13 21684 4/3-4/24 21685 5/8-5/29 21686 6/5-6/26 21687

Wed, 9:30-10:30am Session Code 2/19-3/11 21645 3/25-4/22* 21646 4/29-5/20 21647 6/10-7/1 21648 *No class 4/8

BALLET & TAP Mon OR Wed • Ages 4-6 Finley/Live Oak Rm $32-$53 (3-4 classes) This combo class gives young dancers experience in two dance styles! Beginning ballet movement and positions are taught, and simple props help to enhance creativity. Plus, tap technique in tap shoes helps develop counting, rhythm and remembering skills. Upbeat, playful music is used throughout. Ballet-style attire suggested and bring tap shoes to each class. Friends and family are invited to watch the last class. Instructor: Jeran Urrutia (see Tutus for Twos bio) Mon, 3:30-4:30pm, Age 4 Session Code 2/24-3/9 21690 3/23-4/20* 21692 4/27-5/18 21693 6/8-6/29 21694 *No class 4/13

Mon, 4:30-5:30pm, Ages 5-6 Session Code 2/24-3/9 21695 3/23-4/20* 21696 4/27-5/18 21697 6/8-6/29 21698 *No class 4/13

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Wed, 10:30-11:30am, Ages 4-5 Session Code 2/19-3/11 21699 3/25-4/22* 21700 4/29-5/20 21701 6/10-7/1 21702 *No class 4/8

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ENSEMBLE THEATER PRESENTS THE ADVENTURES OF HARRY POTTER

TINY TOTS: THE WIZARD OF OZ Sat, 9:30-10:30am • Ages 4-6 $128-$138 (8 classes)

Wed OR Sat • Ages 7-13 $180-$190 (8 classes) Learning to act is an awesome way to help your child gain skills in listening, selfexpression, cooperation, self-confidence, and imagination! This class will include theater games and the basics of acting using ideas from The Sorcerer’s Stone book to create your own version of the Harry Potter story. Costumes and sets will be provided. The class will culminate in a free performance for family and friends on the last day at 7pm. Instructor: Bridget Palmer, Director of Santa Rosa Children’s Theater or SRCT staff.

Young children love make-believe, magic and play! Use of characters and events from the Wizard of Oz create an opportunity for participants to dress up and use their imaginations. In the Land of Oz almost anything is possible! When Dorothy sets out to retrieve the Wicked Witch’s broom, she and the Scarecrow discoveer inner strengths they never knew they had. Costumes provided. Class culminates with a memorable last day for family and friends. Instructor: Bridget Palmer, Director of Santa Rosa Children’s Theater.

Wed, 2/26-4/22* - 3:30-5pm Code: 22796 Location: Proctor Terrace Elementary School 1711 Bryden Lane, Santa Rosa *No class 3/18

Sat, 2/15-4/18*- 9:30-10:30am Code: 21533 Location: Person Sr. Wing/Rm 5 2060 W College Ave, Santa Rosa *No class 3/21 & 4/4

Sat, 2/15-4/18* - 10:45am-12:15pm Code: 21534 Location: Person Sr. Wing/Rm 5 2060 W College Ave, Santa Rosa *No class 3/21 & 4/4

Affordable Family Fun!

Weill Hall, Green Music Center $20 / adult, $10 / child (12 and under)

Reserved Seating. All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket.

srsymphony.org 54-MUSIC (707) 546-8742 Family Concert Series sponsored by The Alan and Susan Seidenfeld Charitable Trust, and Victor and Karen Trione

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Peter and the Wolf

Beethoven Lives Upstairs

Bobby Rogers, conductor Roustabout Theater

Bobby Rogers, conductor Classical Kids Live!

Peter! Watch out for the wolf! Children enjoy the captivating music and learn about the instruments in Prokofiev’s delightful Peter and the Wolf. And Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals is the perfect complement!

Celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday! A young boy discovers the genius of Beethoven, the torment of his deafness and the beauty of his music.

Sunday, January 26 - 3pm

Sunday, April 19 - 3pm

Come at 2 pm for the FREE Instrument Petting Zoo.

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Fitness and Sports TODDLER AND BASIC GYMNASTICS Age: 3-10

Have a blast learning basic gymnastic skills on all the Olympic apparatus and three different-types of trampolines! Specially designed and scaled equipment helps students gain important motor skills, increase body awareness, strength, coordination and confidence. No experience necessary. Viewing area for family and friends. Wear moveable clothing (no zippers, buttons or snaps), all hair tied back, no jewelry, bare feet only. Instructors: Experienced and certified Santa Rosa Gymnastic Center staff. Student/teacher ratio of 10:1. Toddler Gymnastics: Ages 3-5 Tue-Fri: 11-11:45am Sat: 9-9:45am $65-$75 (4 classes) Session Day Code 2/11-3/3 Tue 22422 2/12-3/4 Wed 22423 2/13-3/5 Thu 22424 2/14-3/6 Fri 22426 2/15-3/7 Sat 22427 3/17-4/7 Tue 22428 3/18-4/8 Wed 22429 3/19-4/9 Thu 22430 3/20-4/10 Fri 22431 3/21-4/11 Sat 22432 4/21-5/12 Tue 22433 4/22-5/13 Wed 22434 4/23-5/14 Thu 22435 4/24-5/15 Fri 22436 4/25-5/16 Sat 22437 5/26-6/16 Tue 22438 5/27-6/17 Wed 22439 5/28-6/18 Thu 22440 5/29-6/19 Fri 22441 5/30-6/20 Sat 22442 7/7-7/28 Tue 22443 7/8-7/29 Wed 22444 7/9-7/30 Thu 22445 7/10-7/31 Fri 22446 7/11-8/1 Sat 22447

Basic Gymnastics: Ages 5-10 Tue: 3:30-4:30pm Thu: 4:30-5:30pm $75-$85 (4 classes) Session Day Code 2/11-3/3 Tue 22458 2/13-3/5 Thu 22459 3/17-4/7 Tue 22460 3/19-4/9 Thu 22461 4/21-5/12 Tue 22462 4/23-5/14 Thu 22463 5/26-6/16 Tue 22464 5/28-6/18 Thu 22465 7/7-7/28 Tue 22466 7/9-7/30 Thu 22467

EMPOWER ACADEMY MARTIAL ARTS & SELF DEFENSE Thu, 5:30p-6pm • Ages 4-10 Empower Academy Martial Arts Studio 938 W College Ave, Santa Rosa $20-$35 (4-5 classes) The first step to defending yourself is to empower yourself! This class presents age appropriate self-defense, bully defense and fitness while developing everyday life skills like focus and respect. Hand and foot protective safety gear is required, details given in class. No uniform needed. Instructor: Orlando Banuelos is a 3rd degree Black Belt and certified instructor with over 15 years martial arts training, competitive wrestling, Taekwondo and BJJ. Session Code 2/11-3/10 22350 22352 3/24-4/21 4/28-5/26 22354 6/9-6/30 22356 7/14-8/4 22359

Location: Santa Rosa Gymnastics Center 2210 Bluebell Dr., Santa Rosa (707) 525-1720

EMPIRE JUNIOR VOLLEYBALL CLINIC Fri, 6-7:45pm • Ages 8-13 Santa Rosa Middle School 500 E St, Santa Rosa $170-$180 (8 classes) This in-depth introduction to the game of volleyball presents basic volleyball techniques with fun as the goal! Sessions maximize the coach-to-player experience and include body awareness warm-ups, skill building and small group games. Bring knee pads and wear athletic clothes and shoes. Instructor: Daryl Kapis has 24 years of coaching experience and is currently assistant coach at Sonoma State University. Contact Coach Kapis at daryl@ empirevolleyball.com for questions and clinic details. Session Code 2/21-4/10 22421

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Fitness and Sports

CITY SLUGGERS

INDOOR SOCCER CLINIC

T-Ball and Staff Pitch Leagues Saturdays, Time TBA; Coed Ages 5-8 Rincon Valley Community Park $90-$100 (8 classes)

Mon-Thu, 9-11:30am • Ages 5-8 Steele Lane/Hub Rm $70-$80 (4 classes)

City Sluggers is an instructional baseball league for beginners. Ages 5-6 play t-ball and ages 6-8 play staff-pitch. Short practices and instructional games are organized and coached by City recreation staff on eight Saturdays. To check out the league and ask questions before registering, attend a FREE “Field Day” on Saturday, March 14, 9-11am at Rincon Valley Community Park. Registration ends March 18, pre-season basic skills and information clinics are Saturday, March 21, and instructional games begin March 28. See schedules, team assignments and information at srcity.org/sports. Session Age Code 3/21-5/16 (T-ball) 5-6 23490 3/21-5/16 (Staff Pitch) 6-8 23491

Recreation and Parks indoor soccer clinics focus on the fundamentals and mechanics of indoor soccer for beginning players. Using small goals and adaptable drills and games, young players are introduced to soccer and learn the fundamentals. Session Code 7/13-7/16 23475 7/27-7/30 23476

DODGEBALL CLINICS Mon-Thu, 12:30-3pm • Ages 5-8 Steele Lane/Hub Rm $70-$80 (4 classes) Using soft touch balls, staff with Play Santa Rosa Sports will lead lessons, drills and games to teach and build upon three different games of dodgeball. This is an adaptive, recreational clinic for beginners and will focus on speed, agility and stretching to prevent injury and ensure participant protection. Session Code 7/6-7/9 23477 7/20-7/23 23478

BASKETBALL CLINICS Mon-Thu • Ages 5-8 Steele Lane/Hub Rm $70-$80 (4 classes)

OUTDOOR SOCCER CLINICS Mon-Thu, 9am-12pm • Ages 4-8 Rincon Valley Community Park $70-$80 (4 classes) Recreation and Parks outdoor soccer clinics focus on the fundamentals and mechanics of soccer for players ages 4-8. Using adaptable drills and games, students will focus on the fundamentals of soccer in a maximum group of 25.

This clinic introduces basketball to younger players by focusing on the fundamentals and mechanics of the game, and by using lowered hoops and adaptable drills and games. Session 7/6-7/9 7/13-7/16 7/20-7/23 7/27-7/30

Time Code (9-11:30am) 23481 (12:30-3pm) 23482 (9-11:30am) 23483 (12:30-3pm) 23484

FULL DAY CLINICS Mon-Thu, 9am-3pm • Ages 5-8 Steele Lane/Hub Rm $150-$160 (4 classes Recreation and Parks full day clinics feature two sports a day, one in the morning and the other in the afternoon and with lunch in between (11:30-12:30). Session Time 7/6-7/9 Basketball/Dodgeball 7/13-7/16 Indoor Soccer/Basketball 7/20-7/23 Basketball/Dodgeball 7/27-7/30 Indoor Soccer/Basketball

Code 23485 23486 23487 23488

CITY BOOTERS Saturdays, Time TBA; Coed Ages 4-7 Rincon Valley Community Park $90-$100 (8 classes) In this recreational league, short practices and instructional games are organized and coached by City recreation staff on eight Saturdays. To check out the league and ask questions before registering, attend a FREE “Field Day” on Saturday, September 12, 9-11am at Rincon Valley Community Park. Registration ends September 16, pre-season basic skills and information clinics are Saturday, September 19, and instructional games begin September 26. See schedules, team assignments and information at srcity.org/sports. Session Age Code 9/19-11/14 4-5 23498 9/19-11/14 6-7 23499

Session Code 6/15-6/18 23479 6/22-6/25 23480

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Special Interest

DRAWING & PAINTING

NEW!

Tue OR Wed, 3:30-5:30pm • Ages 7-12 Finley/Willow Rm $92-$102 (4 classes) Experience the joy of a line on a piece of paper, beginning with drawing and then adding a splash of color with paint! Using a variety of drawing and painting tools and an assortment of papers, students will learn about perspective, shading, and the modeling effect, as well as color mixing and application in watercolors and acrylics applied to landscapes, still lives and animals. All art materials are included. Instructor: Kathryn Henderson has a Fine Arts degree and has been teaching youth since 1993. Session Code 2/11-3/3 22076 4/29-5/20 22079

Art Process With Cheri Ligotti NEW! Join artist and instructor Cheri Ligotti to explore the art-inspiring world around us! Cheri loves to use natural items found in nature to create art. She has experience in many art forms, has taught art at the Schultz Museum, and has an AA degree in Fine Arts with study of the art masters. All materials are included.

NEST BUILDING - CLAY & FOUND MATERIALS

EXPLORING ART MASTERS IN DESIGN AND TECHNIQUE

Sat OR Tue, 9:30-11am • Ages 7-9 Finley/Willow Rm $49-$59 (2 classes)

Sat OR Thu, 9:30-11am • Ages 10-12 Finley/Willow Rm $49-$59 (2 classes)

A bird is a symbol of home representing love, warmth, and safety. By molding a nest from clay or weaving it from materials found in nature, children learn the importance of a nest in the natural world. Students will explore multiple mediums and take home a sacred curio to hold treasures.

Discover techniques of the great masters by analyzing art pieces from Van Gogh, Picasso, Monet and Matisse, then creating your own representation! This allows young artists to express their unique and individual interpretation as they apply the various techniques and explore design to create their own masterpiece. Included is an introduction to art history.

Session Day Code 3/7 & 3/14 Sat 22374 7/7 & 7/14 Tue 22377

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Session Day Code 4/18 & 4/25 Sat 22376 7/9 & 7/16 Thu 22378

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Special Interest Horsemanship

INTRODUCTION TO HORSEMANSHIP Saturday, 10-11am • Ages 3-12 Howarth Park Pony Corral $40-$50 (1 class) Learn to groom and saddle a pony, plus basic riding skills including balance, walking and trotting. Linda Aldrich and The Pony Express offer a wealth of experience and a passion for horses and ponies. A properly fitted helmet, closed toed shoes with a heel, and long pants required. Maximum weight of 100lbs. Session 3/28 4/25 5/23 6/20 7/18 8/15 9/12 10/10

Code 21947 21948 21949 21950 21951 21952 21953 21955

BARNYARD STORIES AT HOWARTH

NEW!

Howarth Park Animal Barn $2 each, purchase tickets at the train station Start the day with story time at the barn! You’ll meet experts in each field, interact with barn animals and enjoy interactive crafts and activities to enhance your understanding. All ages welcome. Pollinator Day Sat, 6/20 • 12-3pm Cow Appreciation Day Tue, 7/14 • 11am-3pm

For older animal-loving children, see Animal Vet Camp (pg 24) & Animal Barn Camp (pg 27)

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YO U T H S P R I N G C A M P S Specialty Day Camps

STEM FUNdamentals with LEGO® MATERIALS – SPRING BREAK CAMP Mon-Fri, 9am-12pm • Ages 6-12 Finley/Willow Rm $169-$179 (5 classes) Power up your engineering skills with PlayWell TEKnologies and tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! Apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through engineer-designed projects such as hot air balloons, space stations, tugboats, and the Eiffel Tower. Design and build as never before and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment. No prerequisites. NOTE: no childcare before or after camp. Instructors: Play-Well TEKnologies staff. Session Code 3/16-3/20 21738

WA-TAM SPRING CAMP 2020 Mon-Fri, 8am-3pm, Ext Hours 3-5:15pm Ages 6-12 • Howarth Park $190-$200 (5 classes) Extended hours: $50 Come join the Wa-Tam bunch for a spring week of fun in the great outdoors! Enjoy favorite Wa-Tam traditions like canoeing on Lake Ralphine, archery, crafts, nature projects and special guests. On Tuesday, we will head over to PUMP IT UP for an afternoon of bouncing fun. Plus, Ranger Steve from Wildlife Associates brings out his awesome animal show and campers practice outdoor cooking skills with a barbecue lunch over an open fire. Parents are encouraged to attend our Friday afternoon presentation complete with songs and skits!

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Session Code Extended Hours 3/16-3/20 21835 21836 *All field trips subject to change.

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KICK IT OUTDOOR ADVENTURE CAMP Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm • Ages 6-12 West County Kenpo 7231 B Healdsburg Ave, Sebastopol • 707-321-3730 $275-$285 (5 classes) Stay active indoors and outdoors with fitness, games to practice self-defense and martial arts, hiking and social skills building! Each day features hiking excursions (transportation provided) to local, regional and Bay Area parks. Kids come home happy, fit and ready to rest up for the next day! Space is limited so sign up early. Bring a snack, lunch and drink each day. Email fitnessdamp4u@yahoo.com for camper check list. Instructor: Tobin Beach is a school teacher, martial arts instructor, 5th Degree Black Belt Professor with 21+ years’ experience and experienced hiking and mountaineering group leader. He has CPR/defibrillator certification, ProACT trained and co-owner/operator of West County Martial Arts & Fitness, Kenpo Karate. Code Session 3/16-3/20 22228

SPRING BREAK GYMNASTICS CAMP Mon-Fri, 8:30am-3:30pm • Ages 5-14 Santa Rosa Gymnastics Center 2210 Bluebell Drive in Santa Rosa • 707-525-1720 $255-$265 (5 classes) Filled with lots of gymnastics fun, flipping, jumping, swinging, and climbing. Each afternoon features a different activity, including tumbling, fitness, crafts, games and rock climbing. NOTE: Release forms must be filled out prior to start of camp. Bring a lunch and something to drink. Instructor: SR Gym Center staff, CPR and 1st aid trained. Session Code 3/16-3/20 22244

SPRING BREAK JUNIOR TENNIS CAMP Mon/Wed/Fri, 9-11am • Ages 6-14 Galvin Community Park Tennis Courts 3330 Yulupa Ave, Santa Rosa 707-291-3751 $90-$100 per session (3 classes) All aspects of tennis are covered in these fun-filled four-day camps! Participants receive instruction, have practice time and game time. All equipment provided. Instructor: Under the direction of Stewart Hutton, an 8-year tennis instructor and former player for SRJC and Sonoma State University. For questions call 707-291-3751. Camp is held weather permitting; contact Stewart for details. Session 3/16, 3/18, 3/20

Code 22218

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MIXED MEDIA ART CAMP

A FAIRY LIFE ART CAMP

CREATING ANIMALS ART CAMP

Mon-Thu, 9:30am-3:30pm • Ages 7-12 Finley/Willow Rm $233-$243 (4 classes)

Mon-Thu, 9:30am-3:30pm • Ages 7-12 Finley/Willow Rm $233-$243 (4 classes)

Mon-Thu, 9:30am-3:30pm • Ages 7-12 Finley/Willow Rm $233-$243 (4 classes)

Come mix it up with four great days of art, including painting, drawing, paper maché, mosaics, mono-printing and collage! Bring a lunch and a snack. All materials included. Wear clothing for being creative! Instructor: Kathryn Henderson has a Fine Arts degree and has been teaching youth since 1993.

Presenting mixed-media art using papers, cardboard, paint, clay, organic materials, and recyclable objects to create a 4-inch-tall fairy figure and its home, as well as a personally written and illustrated watercolor book. Children learn construction, sculpting, drafting, sketching and painting techniques. All materials included. Bring a snack and sack lunch Instructor: Kathryn Henderson - see bio for Mixed Media Art Camp.

Create all kinds of animals from cats to bats! Begin by sketching from models and magazine pictures, then work in color with pens, watercolor and more. Next, create three-dimensional objects from PaperMache and modeling clay and finished with color. All materials included and dress to work with art materials. Bring a snack and sack lunch. Instructor: Kathryn Henderson see bio for Mixed Media Art Camp.

Session 6/8-6/11 8/3-8/6

Code 22056 22057

Session 6/29-7/2

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Code 22058

Session Code 7/20-7/23 22068

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SEWING CAMP Mon-Thu, 9:30am-3:30pm • Ages 7-12 Finley/Willow Rm $233-$243 (4 classes) Perfect for sewing newcomers and as the next step for those who have hand-sewn or used a sewing machine. Campers will practice fundamentals and create hands-on projects geared to their ability, such as a bookmarks, felt pillows, bags, totes, stuffed animals or pajama bottoms. An in-class sewing machine is provided or bring your own. All project supplies are included. Bring a snack and sack lunch. Instructor: Kathryn Henderson - see bio for Mixed Media Art Camp. Session Code 6/15-6/18 22059 7/27-7/30 22069

BEACH PARTY DANCE CAMP

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Mon-Fri, 8:30-11am • Ages 5-8 Finley/Live Oak Rm $129-$139 (5 classes) Let’s turn up the heat and dance all week long! Dancers will explore ‘cool’ music and movement in tap, jazz and ballet, with sunglasses and beach ball props to brighten up the dance combinations. Daily crafts and apparel themes add to the creativity and imagination to keep the beach party alive! Ms. Jeran instructs proper dance technique and skill-building while providing opportunities for play and imagination. Families are invited to observe the camp creations at the end of the week. Sign up with a friend for a double-the-fun and glamorous week! Bring a snack and tap, ballet or light-weight tennis shoes. Instructor: Jeran Urrutia has over 25 years of dance and teaching experience. Session Code 7/20-7/24 21703

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Summer Engineering Camps PlayWell-TEKnologies: Teaching Engineering to Kids Location: Franklin Clubhouse - 2095 Franklin Ave, Santa Rosa Using LEGO® technic and system components, campers build creative projects, design challenges and competitions with guidance from Play-Well’s qualified instructors. These camps are not affiliated with the LEGO® group. NOTE: no childcare is offered before or after camps.

STOP-MOTION MOVIEMAKING WITH LEGO® MATERIALS

PLAY-WELL: MOVE + STEM WITH LEGO® NEW!

Mon-Fri, 9am-12pm • Ages 5-7 Mon-Fri, 1pm-4pm • Ages 8-12 $195-$205 (5 classes)

Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm • Ages 6-12 $260-$270 (5 classes)

Bring your LEGO® creations to life! Create skits and plots, make storyboards and plan scenes, build intricate sets and characters from tens of thousands of LEGO® pieces, and use computers to animate and edit footage adding voices and sound effects! At the end of class, students receive animations through internet sharing. Session Time Age Code 6/15-6/19 9am-12pm 5-7 22278 6/15-6/19 1pm-4pm 8-12 22279

Full day program combining LEGO® STEM courses with physical activity! Mornings consist of sports activities including tag, soccer and obstacle courses. Afternoons consist of indoor building activities including creating LEGO® machines by utilizing various concepts of engineering, architecture and physics. Session Code 7/6-7/10* 22282 *Location: Finley/Cypress Rm

ROBOTICS WITH LEGO® WEDO

MINE, CRAFT, BUILD: ADVENTURE USING LEGO®

Mon-Fri, 9am-12pm • Ages 5-7 $195-$205 (5 classes)

Mon-Fri, 9-12pm • Ages 5-7 $169-$179 (5 classes)

How about making a massive motorized LEGO machine?! Instructors guide students in this advanced camp, as they re-engineer standard LEGO vehicles into mechanized machines that can traverse challenging obstacles, battle against fellow bots, and take on the Instructors’ colossal creations.

Bring Minecraft to life using LEGO® resourcefulness, creativity and cooperation! Roll the dice to mine for resources, craft tools and watch out for Creepers! This originally designed Play-Well game uses gameplay elements and characters inspired by the Minecraft video game.

Session Code 6/22-6/26 22280

Session Code 7/13-7/17 22283

MINE, CRAFT, BUILD: SURVIVAL WITH LEGO® Mon-Fri, 1-4pm • Ages 8-12 $169-$179 (5 classes) Resourcefulness, creativity, and cooperation come together in the advanced version of our LEGO-based building adventure game; roll the dice to mine for resources, craft tools, and watch out for Creepers! This ultimate LEGO Minecraft experience is an original game designed by Play-Well instructors, using gameplay elements and characters inspired by the popular Minecraft video game. Session Code 7/13-7/17 22284

JEDI ENGINEERING USING LEGO® Mon-Fri, 9am-12pm • Ages 5-7 $169-$179 (5 classes) The Force awakens in this introductory engineering course for young Jedi! Explore engineering principles by designing and building projects such as LEGO® X-Wings, R2 Units, energy catapults, defense turrets, and settlements from a galaxy far, far away. Create motorized and architectural projects with imagination and engineering to defeat the First Order! Session Code 7/20-7/24 22286

ROBOTICS WITH LEGO® EV3 Mon-Fri, 1-4pm • Ages 8-12 $195-$205 (5 classes) Build and program robots using the new LEGO® Mindstorms EV3 system! Learn about mechanical and software design, loops, conditional statements, problem solving, and teamwork skills. Work in small groups, learning to control your robot to avoid obstacles, pick up and carry objects, and play sounds. Students work in an openended, investigative environment while having fun. Session Code 6/22-6/26 22281

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KIDSCIENCE ADVENTURES SCIENCE-ONLY SUMMER CAMPS!

NEW!

Mon-Fri, 9:30am-1pm • Ages 6-13, Fall Grade Levels 1-7 Local Elementary School TBD $195-$205 (5 classes) Combine demonstrations with hands-on projects participants can then take home and enjoy. Every day, time will be dedicated to a “Make it Studio,” where an abundance of materials will be available to bring ideas to life! All materials are included. Instructor & Founder: Mark Bradski is a credentialed teacher and hands-on science specialist whose goal is to instill a love of learning and the ability to solve problems with a scientific approach. Contact Mark at 707-793-2251 with any questions or to acquire the camp letter. Note: No before or after childcare.

JEDI MASTER ENGINEERING USING LEGO® Mon-Fri, 1-4pm • Ages 8-12 $169-$179 (5 classes) The Force is strong in this advanced engineering course for young Jedi! Use the force and tens of thousands of LEGO® parts to raise your X-Wing from the Dagobah swamp, challenge the AT-AT walkers on Hoth, and fly the Millennium Falcon through the Kessel Run. Apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture while you explore a galaxy, far, far away. Session 7/20-7/24

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ADVENTURES IN STEM WITH LEGO® Mon-Fri, 9am-12pm • Ages 5-7 $169-$179 (5 classes) Bring your craziest ideas to life with PlayWell TEKnologies and tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! Build engineer-designed projects such as: chugging Steamboats, enchanting Moon Bridges and bustling Airports. Design and build as never before and explore your craziest ideas. Session Code 7/27-7/31 22290

STEM FOUNDATIONS WITH LEGO® Mon-Fri, 1-4pm • Ages 8-12 $169-$179 (5 classes) Refine your construction skills as you tinker with Play-Well TEKnologies and tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! Apply realworld concepts through projects such as: chugging Steamboats, customized Cuckoo clocks and the historic Wright Flyer. Design and build as never before and explore your craziest ideas. Session Code 7/27-7/31 22292

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MOTOR MADNESS Explore electricity and magnetism work with different types of motors! Build a simple motor that creates motion and another that spins at high speed, take a mini motor and turn it into a racer bot and construct an elastic powered motor! Then enjoy science fun with other activities like rubber band shooters, mini rockets and making a battery, all using lots of materials to create with. Session Code 6/15-6/19 22274

TOUR OF SCIENCE Build projects that illustrate a different aspect of Earth, Life and Physical Science! Life science: build a plant maze and other interesting plant experiments to take home and observe. Earth science: make mock fossils, volcanoes, geodes, and other rock-like adventures. Physical science: make a mini rocket, create

chemical reactions, and explore food science. Also included are rubber-band shooters, mini gravity cars and designing a science toy. Code Session 6/22-6/26 22275

PHYSICS FUN! Physical science comes to life with projects that demonstrate energy at work! Observe gravity as you build a zip line racer pulley system, then design and build a marble roller coaster. Experiment with magnets and make a magnetic science toy. Learn the flight science of wings then design multiple types of flying devices. Make a robo-claw water powered grabber hand. Build simple machines and explore how heat changes matter, plus work with dry ice to make tasty treats and other amazing projects each day. Session 7/6-7/10

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ANIMAL VET SUMMER CAMP FOR KIDS Mon-Thu, 9am-2pm • Ages 8-12 Steele Lane/Rm 6 $260-$270 (4 classes) Love animals and science? Come learn about animal behavior, how animal bodies work, what makes them sick and the skills to make them better. Campers ‘adopt’ their own pet, then practice what they learn in our ‘Vet Hospital’ using real medical equipment, educational models, videos and visits from a live dog guest. Participants will also exercise their bodies with animal-inspired games like charades, yoga and more! Bring a bag lunch and snack. All materials and a camp T-shirt are included. No before or after camp supervision. NOTE: email Dr. Pam for a camp waiver form at pamwittenberg@kidvets.net. Instructor: Pam Wittenberg is a 30-year veterinarian who loves sharing her passion.

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CLOVERLEAF RANCH ADVENTURE CAMP

FENCING ADVENTURE CAMP!

Mon-Fri, 8:15am-5pm • Ages 4-12 Cloverleaf Ranch 3892 Old Redwood Hwy, Santa Rosa • 707-545-5906 $329-$339 (5 classes)

Mon-Fri, 9am-12pm • Ages 7-12 En Garde Fencing Academy 917 Ste. D Piner Road, Santa Rosa $200-$210 (5 classes)

Experience outdoor adventure at beautiful Cloverleaf Ranch! Soar above the trees on the 1,000-foot zip line, test your aim on the archery range, learn to care for horses, chickens, and other ranch animals, take a swim in the pool, relax with arts and crafts, and now each camper gets one riding lesson (some age restrictions may apply)! This traditional summer camp focuses on developing self-confidence and having fun. Lunch and snack provided. For an additional fee, add a special Thursday overnight with pasta dinner, campfire, s’mores! Add-on horse rides will no longer be available. Call (707) 545-5906 for all paperwork or questions. Pre-camp orientations on Sundays from 11:15am-12:15pm. Instructors: Cloverleaf Ranch staff, offering summer fun for over 70 years!

Learn to fence! This camp brings the ancient art of dueling into the modern world with a week of fencing, cross-training, games and more. Beginning fencers and those new to fencing get a solid foundation in this Olympic sport, and an experience they’ll never forget! All equipment and a camp t-shirt is provided. Wear fitness-style clothing and shoes and bring snacks. Instructor: Jim Liebich has a Moniteur Degree from U.S. Fencing Coaches Association and over 20 years experience teaching fencing.   Session Code 6/22-6/26 22237 7/20-7/24 22238

Session Code 6/8-6/12 22265 6/15-6/19 22266 6/22-6/26 22267 6/29-7/3 22268 7/6-7/10 22269 7/13-7/17 22270 7/20-7/24 22271 7/27-7/31 22272 8/3-8/7 22273

KICK IT OUTDOOR ADVENTURE CAMP! Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm • Ages 6-12 West County Kenpo 7231 B Healdsburg Ave, Sebastopol 707-321-3730 $275-$285 (5 classes) Stay active indoors and outdoors with fitness, games to practice self-defense and martial arts, hiking and social skills building! Each day features hiking excursions (transportation provided) to local, regional and Bay Area parks. Kids come home happy, fit and ready to rest up for the next day! Space is limited so sign up early. Bring a snack, lunch and drink each day. Email fitnessdamp4u@ yahoo.com for camper check list. Instructor: Tobin Beach is a school teacher, martial arts instructor, 5th Degree Black Belt Professor with 21+ years’ experience and experienced hiking and mountaineering group leader. He has CPR/defibrillator certification, ProACT trained and co-owner/operator of West County Martial Arts & Fitness, Kenpo Karate. Session Code 6/8-6/12 22229 6/15-6/19 22230 6/22-6/26 22232 7/6-7/10 22234 7/13-7/17 22235 7/20-7/24 22236

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SWORD AND SORCERY TABLETOP GAMING CAMP NEW! Mon-Fri, 1-4pm • Ages 7-12 En Garde Fencing Academy 917 Ste. D Piner Road, Santa Rosa $200-$210 (5 classes) Adventure awaits! Create your world, populate it with strange and astounding people and walk among them as a fighter, a wizard, a rogue or many others. This high fantasy camp adventure encourages the use of both mind and body. Obstacle courses, physical challenges, character creation and teamwork is part of the camp day. Participants receive a t-shirt and all equipment is provided. Bring a snack and dress in clothes appropriate for a workout. Instructor: Jim Liebich has over 20 years of experience in running tabletop role-playing games. Code Session 6/22-6/26 22239 7/20-7/24 22240

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SUMMER JUNIOR TENNIS CAMPS Mon/Wed/Fri, 9-11am • Age 6-14 Galvin Community Park Tennis Courts 3330 Yulupa Ave, Santa Rosa 707-291-3751 $90-$100 per session (3 classes) All aspects of tennis are covered in these fun-filled four-day camps! Participants receive instruction, have practice time and game time. All equipment provided. Instructor: Under the direction of Stewart Hutton, an 8-year tennis instructor and former player for SRJC and Sonoma State University. For questions call 707-291-3751. Session Code 6/1, 6/3, 6/5 22219 6/8, 6/10, 6/12 22220 6/15, 6/17, 6/19 22221 6/22, 6/24, 6/26 22222 7/6, 7/8, 7/10 22223 7/13, 7/15, 7/17 22224 7/20, 7/22, 7/24 22225 7/27, 7/29, 7/31 22226 8/3, 8/5, 8/7 22227

SUMMER GYMNASTICS CAMP Mon-Fri, 8:30am-3:30pm • Ages 5-14 Santa Rosa Gymnastics Center 2210 Bluebell Drive in Santa Rosa 707-525-1720 $255-$265 (5 classes) Filled with lots of gymnastics fun, flipping, jumping, swinging, and climbing. Each afternoon features a different activity, including tumbling, fitness, crafts, games, a summer carnival, and rock climbing. NOTE: Release forms must be filled out prior to start of camp. Bring a lunch and something to drink. Instructor: SR Gym Center staff, CPR and 1st aid trained. Session Code 6/1-6/5 22245 6/8-6/12 22246 6/15-6/19 22247 6/22-6/26 22248 6/29-7/3 22249 7/6-7/10 22258 7/13-7/17 22259 7/20-7/24 22260 7/27-7/31 22261 8/3-8/7 22263

KIDS YOGA CAMP Mon-Fri, 9-11:30am • Ages 5-12 Finley/Maple Room $128-$138 (5 classes) Meet new friends, practice yoga and get creative with this fun week of adventure! Yoga is a fun and healthy activity that can improve physical health, focus, academic performance and self-confidence. Different yogic themes are presented each day, such as peacefulness, friendship and healthy habits. Activities like music, games, arts and crafts, and stories inspire our yoga practice and we will enjoy time outdoors in the park. Bring a yoga mat, a healthy snack, water bottle, sunscreen and appropriate movement clothes. Instructor: Heather Noyes is an E-RYT (Experienced Registered Yoga Instructor) for Kids and Adults and is also a Kindergarten School teacher, musician, school gardener and a former Environmental Educator. Session Code 6/22-6/26 22530

EMPIRE JUNIORS CO-ED VOLLEYBALL CAMP Mon-Thu, 9am-12pm • Ages 8-13 Santa Rosa Middle School, 500 E St in Santa Rosa $170-$180 (4 classes)     Learn proper basic volleyball techniques and have fun in this co-ed sport camp! Each day features instruction on two to three volleyball skills and game play. Camp is open to those new or wanting to refine their volleyball technique. Instructor: Coach Daryl Kapis is the assistant coach at Sonoma State University and has 24 years of coaching experience. Questions? Contact Coach Daryl at daryl@empirevolleyball.com or 408-332-5495. Session Code 6/15-6/18 22217

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BOATING CAMP FOR YOUTH

ADVANCED SAILING CAMP FOR YOUTH

HORSEMANSHIP SUMMER CAMP

Mon-Thu, 10:30am-12:45pm • Ages 8-16 Lake Ralphine $55-$65 (4 classes)

Sat, 1:45pm-4pm • Ages 11-16 Lake Ralphine at Howarth Park $70-$80 (4 classes)

Mon-Thu, 9am-12pm • Ages 6-12 Howarth Park Pony Corral $275-$285 (4 classes)

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! Participants will learn basic water safety through paddle boating and develop some basic boating skills through kayaking, canoeing and paddle boarding.

This camp is designed for youth who have completed our Sailing Camp. Our experienced instructors work with you to polish up your sailing skills and teach you more advanced techniques. The camp is tailored to meet your skills and experience, ensuring you leave the class a better sailor. All participants must be comfortable treading water.

Master western riding skills in this camp setting. Bring a snack, as you’ll be working up an appetite!

Session Code 6/8-6/11 21924 6/15-6/18 21925 6/22-6/25 21926 6/29-7/2 21927 7/6-7/9 21929 7/13-7/16 21930 7/20-7/23 21931 7/27-7/30 21932 8/3-8/6 21933

SAILING CAMP FOR YOUTH Mon-Thu, 1:45pm-4pm • Ages 11-16 Lake Ralphine at Howarth Park $70-$80 (4 classes) Looking for a new and exciting activity for your child this summer? Try this camp and your child will have fun and learn a lifelong safety skill. Under the guidance of experienced instructors, campers get hands on sailing experience, learn basic skills, and boating safety. All participants must be comfortable treading water.

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Session Code 6/22-6/25 21944 7/20-7/23 21945

ANIMAL BARN CAMP Fri, Ages 6-12 Howarth Park Animal Barn $30-$40 (2 classes) Join us for a fun and unique opportunity to learn how to interact with and care for farm animals. Participants will assist staff with feeding and grooming animals while enjoying interactive crafts and activities to enhance their understanding. BARNYARD BASICS Ages 9-12, 9am-12:30pm Session Code 6/26 & 7/3 22031 BARNYARD ADVENTURES* Ages 6-8, 10am-12:30pm Session Code 7/17 & 7/24 22032 *Child must be accompanied by an adult

Session Code 6/8-6/11 21934 6/15-6/18 21935 6/22-6/25 21936 21937 6/29-7/2 7/13-7/16 21938 7/20-7/23 21939 7/27-7/30 21940

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Join the generations who have grown up with quality day camps by Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks! For over 50 years, we’ve introduced children to recreational experiences, provided leadership skills, fostered new friendships and created special time in Santa Rosa’s beautiful outdoors. Camps are based at Youth, Doyle and Howarth Community Parks, with weekly sessions June 8 - August 7.

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CAMP YU-CHI M-F, 10:30am-5:15pm Ext Hours 7:45am-10:30am Ages: 6-12 $180-$190* • Ext Hours: $50 Youth Park across from Piner High School offers a rustic setting next to a creek for this outdoor adventure camp! Crafts, games, skits, songs, archery, swimming at the Finley Aquatic Center, nature projects, and field trips are among the highlights. *Save $15 if you register by June 5th

DOYLE ADVENTURE CAMP M-F, 10:30am-5:15pm Ext Hours 7:45am-10:30am Ages: 6-12 $180-$190* • Ext Hours: $50 Camp activities in Doyle Park include games, outdoor skills, crafts and events. Plus, add in special adventures with excursions to local destinations aboard Santa Rosa’s CityBus, including trips to Ridgway Swim Center and field trips! ALL drop-off and pick-up is at the Doyle Park Clubhouse. *Save $15 if you register by June 5th

CAMP WA-TAM Mon-Wed: 9:30am-3pm Ext Hours 3-5:15 Th/Fri Sleep Over: Begins 1pm Th, ends 10am Fri Ages: 6-12 $190-$200 • Ext Hours: $40 Spend a week in beautiful Howarth Park with new friends and activities such as canoeing, archery, nature and craft projects, and hiking to Spring Lake for a day of swimming. On Thursday, we put finishing touches on costumes and props for an exciting ‘Parents Night Program’! Dinner is cooked over a campfire, and all parents, grandparents, and friends enjoy entertainment as our campers present songs, skits and spontaneous comedy. Then, parents say good night and we close the day with a peaceful night’s sleep under the stars.

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Registration for Weekly Sessions: June 8 – August 7 Session 1: 6/8-6/12 • 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 Cal Skate for an afternoon of skating! Campers will also learn about the life cycle of the Salmon! Session Code Ext Hours Wa-Tam 21734 21737 Doyle 21736 21742 Yu-Chi 21735 21741

Session 2: 6/15-6/19 • Outrageous Outerspace! 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 three camps will participate in an OUT OF THIS WORLD Fun Fair complete with alien games and prizes!. Camp Yu-Chi and Doyle Adventure Camp will explore the farthest reaches of PUMP It Up where we will bounce and Romp in Jumpies for the afternoon. PLEASE NOTE: All campers must wear socks for the field trip and have Waivers signed to participate in the field trip! Session Code Ext Hours Wa-Tam 21745 21746 Doyle 21814 21815 Yu-Chi 21797 21798

Session 3: 6/22-6/26 • Arctic Antics It may be summer time but we are in for some “cool” fun! Campers at all three sites will be introduced to the Arctic fox and the Canadian lynx at a wildlife when Ranger Steve brings his wildlife show to town. Rumor has it that snow will fall at Doyle and Yu-Chi by mid-week, while Snoopy’s Ice Arena awaits campers of both camps for a frosty afternoon of skating. Session Code Ext Hours Wa-Tam 21747 21748 Doyle 21816 21817 Yu-Chi 21799 21800

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Session 4: 6/29-7/3 • Noble Knights and Dazzling Dragons!

Session 5: 7/6-7/10 • Dancing Through the Decades

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 three 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!

Let’s go back in time and “rock around the clock” as we experience a sock hop from the 50’s and Kaleidoscopes and Tie Dye from the 60’s. All three camps will enjoy a Fabulous Fun Fair at their site with all sorts of games including bubblegum blowing, hula-hooping and Root Beer Floats! Doyle and Yu-Chi Campers will enjoy a great day at the beach as we enjoy a beach blanket BBQ at Doran Park!

Session Code Ext Hours Wa-Tam 21749 21750 Doyle 21818 21819 Yu-Chi 21801 21802

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Session 6: 7/13-7/17 • 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 three camps will enjoy stories from the always amazing, Georgia Churchill! Doyle Adventure Camp and Camp Yu-Chi will visit the Schultz Museum for Cartooning lessons, a museum tour and a Peanuts Cartoon. Session Code Ext Hours Wa-Tam 21789 21790 Doyle 21823 21824 Yu-Chi 21805 21806

Session 7: 7/20-7/24 • Big Top Circus Ladies and Gentlemen, boys and girls of all ages, welcome to the greatest camp on earth! Come clown around with our camp counselors under the Big Top! Each camp will enjoy an awesome Monkey show by Monkey Business! Camp Yu-Chi and Doyle Adventure Camp will enjoy a trip to REBOUNDERZ where they jump to mesmerizing heights before the counselors’ very eyes! Doyle Adventure Camp will also visit Howarth Park where they will visit the animal barn, ride the carousel, train and go boating on Lake Ralphine! Session Code Ext Hours Wa-Tam 21791 21792 Doyle 21825 21826 Yu-Chi 21807 21808

Session 8: 7/27-7/31 • International Olympic Week! Welcommen! Buenos dias! Bonjur! Buongiorno! Cheerio! Hello and welcome to International Olympiad Week! Each group will represent a different country and participate in an international Camp Olympiad with a variety of wacky games! Traditional Crafts will be made so that campers may further experience the wonders of several different cultures! Camp Yu-Chi and Doyle Adventure Camp will enjoy a trip to the French Riviera (Doran Beach). Session Code Ext Hours Wa-Tam 21793 21794 Doyle 21827 21828 Yu-Chi 21809 21810

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Session 9: 8/3-8/7 • 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! Who knows what animals might show up when Wildlife Associates will visit on Thursday, and the whole camp is sure to be surprised when the Dinner menu is revealed (Camp Wa-Tam and Doyle Adventure Camp Only)! Session Code Ext Hours Wa-Tam 21795 21796 Doyle 21829 21830

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Refunds, Fees & Reminders • A full refund is provided if cancelation is received 7 days prior to first day of camp. 25% cancellation fee charged if less than 7 days. No refunds after 5pm Thu. before camp begins. • Pick up your children on time; $5 late fee for each 15-minutes late. • Register separately for each camp session and each session of extended hours.

FAQs What is the supervision ratio? Each group of 15 to 17 campers is supervised by one counselor, one counselor aide and 2-3 counselors-in-training. What is the age range of your staff? Generally, our counselors are college age students and our counselor aides are high school age. Does your staff receive training? All staff and volunteers attend a one-week training program to learn how to lead activities in a fun and safe manner. Will my child be with kids his/her own age? Yes! Tribes/Groups are divided by age so that the activities can be tailored accordingly.

Camps for Children with Special Needs

Can my child be grouped with a friend? For requests to be considered, BOTH campers must request each other at the time of registration. Groups are divided by age, so the children must be within one year of the same age. We maintain a group size of 15-17 campers and try to accommodate requests within this limitation. Only requests made prior to the first day of camp are considered.

July 28-July 31, Tue-Fri, 10am-3pm • Ages 6-21 Howarth Park $200 (4 classes)

Do I need to park my car and get out to check my child in each day? Yes, for the safety of the children it is important that parents/ guardians check them in and out in person with their counselor. Please plan to arrive early and be patient while you find a designated parking space. Do the camps fill up fast? Camp Wa-Tam does, and you may only register for a maximum of four sessions until June 2020. Please sign-up early if you have a specific week in mind. What does my child need to bring? Specifics are included in the parent letter mailed in early June and can be downloaded online. Can my 5¾ year old attend camp? Only if they have completed a year of Kindergarten and are entering the 1st grade in Fall 2020. Are scholarships available? Scholarships are available for those who reside within the city limits of Santa Rosa and/or Santa Rosa Unified School district.

UCP OF THE NORTH BAY PRESENTS: CAMP KAOS 2020

Presented by United Cerebral Palsy of the North Bay in cooperation with Santa Rosa Recreation and Parks, Camp KAOS in Howarth Park features arts and crafts, music, adapted sports, games, train rides, and more! For information and to sign up, visit: www.ucpnb.org.

KAMP KENNEDY Tue-Thu, 10am-3pm • Ages 6-18 Fri, 2-7pm Howarth Park Gazebo $140 (4 classes) Santa Rosa Rec & Parks in partnership with United Cerebral Palsy of the North Bay is proud to offer Kamp Kennedy in its 50th year! This day camp for children and teens with developmental disabilities provides an opportunity to greet old friends and make new ones. Plus, campers experience boating, crafts, songs, story time, games, and outdoor cooking. Kamperships are available for those in need, call (707) 543-3737 to learn more. Session Code 7/21-7/24 21743 *Registered participants will receive a special needs information form by mail in early July.

Become a Counselor in Training See ‘Work Experience’ on page 10-11 For more information, see our camps and videos at SantaRosaRec.com

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B OAT I N G & S A I L I N G General Information/Classes

Lake Ralphine at Howarth Park BOAT RENTAL INFORMATION Paddleboat: $12/hr • 4 people max (740 lbs.) Single Kayak: $8/hour • 1 person Double Kayak: $10/hour • 2 people max Sailboat: $12/hour • 2 people max (370 lbs.). You must have sailing experience and pass a short test. Canoe: $12/hr • 4 people max/730 lbs. Stand Up Paddleboard: $12/hour • 1 person PLEASE NOTE: Lifejackets are included with the rental and MUST be worn. Rentals are first-come, first served, no reservations. We accept cash, Visa or MasterCard. Please, no large bills. SPRING RENTAL HOURS

March 7 - June 7 Sat/Sun, 11am-5pm (weather permitting) Open: Spring Break, March 16-20, Mon-Thu, 11am-4:30pm Memorial Day, May 25, 11am-5pm Closed: Easter, April 12

SUMMER RENTAL HOURS

June 8 - Aug 6 Mon-Thu, 11am-4:30pm (closed Fridays) Sat/Sun, 11am-5pm

BRING YOUR OWN BOAT You are welcome to launch your boat at Lake Ralphine. Boats under 20 feet and with electric engines ONLY are allowed.

PRIVATE GROUP CLASSES

Arrange your own boating class for a group of four or more. Contact: howarthpark@srcity.org or 707-543-3298.

Boating & Sailing on Lake Ralphine Enjoy Santa Rosa’s beautiful Lake Ralphine at Howarth Park! Wear water shoes and clothing that you don’t mind getting wet. Pack a towel, hat, sunblock and a snack, and always stow valuables out of sight. KAYAKING

Saturday OR Sunday 10:30am-12:30pm - Ages 8+ $25-$35 Work with experienced instructors to gain confidence and kayaking skills. The first hour offers classroom and on the water instruction, followed by an hour of “free paddling,” with further instruction while on the water.

BEGINNER’S SAILING Saturday, 12:30-4:30pm - Ages 12+ $40-$50 Learn to sail in this introductory course where experienced instructors teach you the basics. All participants must be competent in treading water. Session 4/4 4/25 5/9 6/6 6/13 6/27 7/11 7/18 8/8 8/15 8/29 9/12

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Session Day Code 3/21 Sat 21956 4/5 Sun 21957 4/18 Sat 21958 5/3 Sun 21959 5/9 Sat 21960 6/7 Sun 21961 6/20 Sat 21962 7/18 Sat 21963 8/16 Sun 21964 8/22 Sat 21965 9/19 Sat 21966 INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED

PADDLEBOARDING Saturday OR Sunday 10:30am-12:30pm - Ages 8+ $25-$35 Learn techniques for the beginning paddleboarder. The first hour offers classroom and on the water instruction, followed by an hour of “free paddling,” with further instruction while on the water Session Day Code 3/28 Sat 21967 4/19 Sun 21969 4/25 Sat 21970 5/10 Sun 21971 5/30 Sat 21972 6/14 Sun 21973 6/27 Sat 21974 7/25 Sat 21977 8/15 Sun 21978 8/29 Sat 21979 9/12 Sat 21980

SAILING

Saturday, 2-4:30pm - Ages 12+ $35-$45 Expand your skills and confidence by working with experienced instructors. Basic sailing and boating safety knowledge and competence in treading water required. Completion of Sailing Camp for Youth or Beginner’s Sailing Class is recommended. Repeat this class to keep improving. Session 5/30 6/20 7/25 8/22 9/19

Code 22026 22027 22028 22029 22030

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A D U LT S ( 1 8 + ) Dance

FLAMENCO DANCE Wed, 5:30-6:30pm Finley/Live Oak Rm $48-$58 (8 classes) Experience this unique world of passion and dance! Professional and student guitarists accompany you as you learn various dance styles, hand and arm technique, footwork and short choreography. Classes offer techniques to increase rhythm and speed and challenge students of all levels. Instructor: Joelle Gonçalves has over 14 years of experience and travels to Spain regularly to study in master classes. She is the artistic director of Sol Flamenco dance troupe. Session Code 3/11-4/29 21442 5/13-7/1 21443

ISRAELI FOLK DANCE Wed, 6:45-9:15pm Person Sr. Wing/Rm 3 $30-$45 (5-6 classes) Dance circle dances to songs in Hebrew, Arabic, Turkish, Greek, Spanish and English, with varied speeds, moods and styles to match. Beginning teaching 6:45-7:30pm, followed by more intermediate dances with some informal teaching. Instructor: Leanne Schy studied Israeli and Balkan Dance at UCLA, Israeli Folk Dance at Tel Aviv University and Kibbutz Ein Harod, and has performed and taught for many years. Session 1 (6 classes) Code: 21344 2/19, 3/4, 3/18, 4/1, 4/22, 5/6 Session 2 (5 classes) Code: 21346 5/20, 6/10, 6/24, 7/8, 7/22

BEGINNING/INTERMEDIATE BELLY DANCE

JEWELS OF BELADI BELLY DANCE TROUPE

Tue, 6:30-7:30pm • Age 16+ Steele Lane/DeMeo Rm $61-$71 (10 classes)

Tue, 5:15-6:15pm • Age 16+ Steele Lane/DeMeo Rm $94-$104 (10 classes)

Have fun while becoming more flexible and fit as you learn a graceful and beautiful way of moving. This class provides basic belly dance instruction. Instructor: Theresea Jade is the director/choreographer of the Jewels of Beladi Dance Troupe. She has many years of experience and has earned awards and teaching positions throughout the Bay Area.

Jewels of Beladi Troupe is a dance troupe class for intermediate and advanced students. Dancers must have at least intermediate belly dance experience or have taken Theresea Jade’s beginning/ intermediate class. Costuming is a requirement. Enjoy opportunities to participate in a Hafla (dance party) and performances. Instructor: Theresea Jade (see Beg. Belly Dance bio).

Session Code 2/11-4/28* 21846 5/5-7/21* 21847 *No class 3/17, 4/21, 6/2, 7/7

Session Code 2/11-4/28* 21848 5/5-7/21* 21849 *No class 3/17, 4/21, 6/2, 7/7

LINE DANCE WITH ANITA NEW! Tue, 6-7pm Steele Lane/Dohn Rm $48-$58 (6 classes) Have you always wanted to learn line dance? Come and give it a try! No partner is needed in this welcoming and non-judgmental setting. Music includes Top 10, oldies and country. We’ll build on steps and patterns and have fun dancing to cha cha, waltz, tango, swing and nightclub two-step rhythms. Instructor: Anita Jorge has been teaching line dance since 2010 and dancing for over 13 years.

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Session Code 2/11-3/17 22508 3/24-5/5* 22509 5/12-6/16 22510 6/30-8/4 22511 *No class 4/21

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A D U LT S ( 1 8 + ) Health & Fitness YOGA FOR EVERY BODY

GENTLE SOMATIC YOGA

Fri, 9:30-10:45am Steele Lane/DeMeo Rm $40-$60 (4-5 classes)

Mon OR Thu, 5:45-7pm Finley/Cypress Rm $36-$66 (4-6 classes)

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 and tranquility. Bring a yoga mat or towel. Instructor: Kathleen Miller is a certified Viniyoga therapist with over 35 years teaching experience.

Create a deep reservoir of wellness in body and mind with this modern yoga practice designed to increase your awareness of the relationship between mind, body and soul. A blending of somatic and hatha yoga will help you increase flexibility, integrate left and right sides of your body, build strength and gain tools for relaxation. All levels welcome. Bring a yoga mat and wear clothing that allows for movement. Instructors: Yoga therapist Heidi Brockmann, and Brenda Kobrin are certified yoga teachers at the highest level.

Session Code 2/14-3/13 21853 3/27-4/17 21855 5/1-5/22 21856 5/29-6/19 21857 7/17-8/7 21858

YOGA ENERGY

Session* Day Code Teacher 2/10-3/16* Mon 21775 Heidi Brockmann 2/13-3/12 Thu 21524 Brenda Kobrin 3/23-4/27 Mon 21811 Heidi Brockmann 3/26-4/16 Thu 21526 Brenda Kobrin 4/30-5/28 Thu 21528 Brenda Kobrin Mon 21812 Heidi Brockmann 5/11-6/22* Thu 21528 Brenda Kobrin 6/11-7/2 Mon 21813 Heidi Brockmann 7/13-8/10 Thu 21530 Brenda Kobrin 7/16-8/13 *No class 2/17, 5/25, 6/1

Wed, 6-7:15pm Person Sr. Wing/Rm 5 $39-$59 (4-5 classes) Using traditional yoga postures, breathing and meditation techniques, this potent alignment-oriented practice concentrates on physical health and mental well-being to bring about a sound, pain-free body and a clear, peaceful mind. Please bring your yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing. Class is suitable for all levels. Instructor: Maria Battista is a dedicated student since 1973. She began teaching in 1993, is a certified Integrative Yoga Therapist and owner of Sacred Mountain Yoga Studio. Session Code 2/12-3/4 21508 3/25-4/15 21509 4/29-5/27 21510 6/10-7/1 21511

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T’AI CHI CH’UAN

BACK TO THE CORE

Tue, 6-7pm • Age 16+ Steele Lane/Rm 6 $22-$38 (4-5 classes)

Tue, 5:30-6:30pm Person Sr. Wing/Rm 4 $39-$49 (5 classes)

Enjoy the benefits of tai chi, such as reducing falls by 43% within the first year and an additional 13% after the first year (as reported by Time Magazine)! Tai chi can be practiced by people of all ages. Instructor: Lisa Labagh has over 23 years of experience teaching T’ai Chi.

Walk taller, feel stronger and revitalize your spirit through movement! This core conditioning class is based on the foundations of Pilates and fitness training. It is is taught in a continuous flow to upbeat music, helping you to strengthen your abdomen and back, and increase flexibility. All levels welcome. For more comfort, bring your own mat. Instructor: JoRene Woodworth is certified with the American Council on Exercise since 1988.

Session Code 2/11-3/10 21903 3/24-4/14 21904 4/28-5/26 21905 6/9-6/30 21906 7/14-8/4 21907

Session Code 2/11-3/10 21513 3/24-4/21 21514 4/28-5/26 21515 6/2-7/7* 21516 7/14-8/11 21517 *No class 6/9

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A D U LT S ( 1 8 + )

Health & Fitness

FELDENKRAIS METHOD® - MOVEMENT

ZUMBA GOLD

OLYMPIC JUDO

Wed, 6-7pm Person Sr. Wing/Rm 20 $34-$53 (4-5 classes)

Wed, 5:30-6:30pm Person Sr. Wing/Rm 3 $18-$40 (3-5 classes)

Tue/Thu, 6-7:30pm • Age: 12+ Finley/Live Oak Rm $59-$137 (12-26 classes)

This class offers Moshe Feldenkrais movement lessons to help individuals overcome pain, limitation and live fuller, more functional lives, and features a powerful approach that uses gentle, mindful movement to bring new awareness and possibility into every aspect of your life. Done primarily lying on floor mats and sometimes seated, or when standing, these small gentle movements ease anxiety and stress, while introducing new potent ways of moving, thinking, and being. This practice can help reduce pain and injury while improving your agility, balance, power and posture. Instructor: Valerie Nordby is a Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner.

Not too fast and not too slow… just right! Get a low impact cardio workout that’s good for your brain, tones muscles and improves balance and coordination. Best of all, it’s fun! Instructor: Laura Porter is a trained Zumba and /Zumba Gold instructor.

Gain self-discipline, physical and emotional fitness! Students learn proper rolling and falling, along with throwing, grappling, submission techniques, and basic Judo terms and vocabulary. Rank is awarded on merit and students may compete in local tournaments. Judogi uniform required ($40-$45); information provided in class. Instructor: Ben Keating, under the direction of Coach Joseph Sapp, owner of Next Level Judo, is a 3rd degree judo black belt with 14 years coaching experience.

Session Code 2/12-3/11 21859 3/25-4/15 21875 4/29-5/27 21877 6/10-7/1* 21897 7/15-8/5* 21898 *Class meets 6:30-7:30pm

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Session Code 3/4-3/18 21831 4/1-4/29 21832 5/13-6/10 21833 6/24-7/22 21834

Session Code 2/18-3/31* 21339 4/2-6/30 21341 7/2-9/29 23831 *No class 3/10

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A D U LT S ( 1 8 + ) Special Interest

FUNDAMENTALS OF DRAWING Tue, 5:30-7:30pm • Age 13+ Finley/Willow Rm $92-$102 (4 classes) Explore the basic concepts of drawing, including the modeling effect, use of negative space, perspective, framing and foreshortening. Using pencils and drawing paper and charcoal and charcoal paper, this class will concentrate on technique and will focus on a different drawing concept each week. Exercises will help students to strengthen brain, eye and hand coordination. All supplies included. Instructor: Kathryn Henderson has an art degree from San Jose State University and over 30 years drawing experience. Session Code 2/11-3/3 22080

ACRYLIC PAINTING: THE NEXT STEP AND BEYOND Tue, 5:30-7:30pm • Age 13+ Finley/Willow Rm $97-$107 (4 classes) Whether you are brand new to acrylics or want a refresher, this class is an excellent introduction or refresher! To begin, you will work with the instructor on color, mixing, techniques, and basic approach. The remaining two meetings address painting projects—a basic still life and a landscape. All materials are included. Instructor: Kathryn Henderson has a degree in art from San Jose State University and over 30 years painting experience. Session Code 4/29-5/20 22081

BASIC TEA TASTING & BREWING Mon, 4-5pm Finley/Maple Rm $20-$30 (1 class) Does the water temperature affect the taste of teas? How many tea leaves are needed in a pot? Find out the answers to these questions and more as you learn to taste the differences of basic tea varieties, purchase good teas and how to make good brews. A variety of teas will be explored and sampled. Instructor: Dr. Sally Wei is a tea instructor at Tzu Chi Foundation in San Jose. She is the owner of Sally’s Parlor in Santa Rosa and has 11 years of experience teaching about tea. Session Tea 2/10 Black Tea 3/23 Oolong Tea 5/18 Green Tea 7/13 White Tea

Code 22113 22119 22125 22127

Save $10 per session! VOICE OVERS…NOW IS YOUR TIME! Tue, 6:30-8:30pm Person Sr. Wing/Rm 22 $34-$44 (1 class) You’ve heard Lisa Foster on TV and radio commercials, now hear her LIVE as she illustrates how YOU can use your voice for commercials, films, and videos! Lisa presents a unique way to cash in on this lucrative full or part-time career that you can manage on your own terms. Instructor: Lisa Foster can be heard on commercials for Crest Toothpaste, Olay, Sleep Train and LA Weight Loss. Session Code 2/6 22084

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INTRODUCTION TO USING YOUR SMART PHONE OR TABLET

Discount for Santa Rosa residents

Wed or Thu, 1:30-4:30pm Finley/Maple Rm $47-$57 (1 class) Discover the full potential of your smart phone or tablet including features, capabilities and some hidden secrets! Bring your fully-charged and software updated device, along with your IDs, passwords and questions to these interactive, hands-on classes. Be sure to select the class that matches the type of device that you have. Instructor: Richard Lazovick, BS-EE Cornell University, MBA UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, has worked as an engineer, inventor, teacher, in marketing and web. Device Type iPhone/iPad Android/Non-Apple

Session Wed, 6/24 Thu, 6/25

Code 22107 22109

*Note: These classes are not interchangeable. Select only the class that matches the type of device that you have.

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A D U LT S ( 1 8 + )

Special Interest

WRITING YOUR PERSONAL HISTORY/ MEMOIR NEW! Sat, 10am-2pm Finley/Maple Rm $69-$79 (1 class) Just beginning to write your memoir or ready to fine-tune it? This workshop provides inspiration, writer’s tools and feedback on your work. Receive help to get that first sentence down, suggestions to organize your work, and discuss voice, style and structure. One writing session is included with optional sharing and supportive feedback. All handouts are included. Bring a notebook, pen/pencil, any writing you’d like to work on, a snack and water. Instructor: Kathleen T. Willett is a published author with a master’s degree in Science Writing and more than a decade of writing experience. Session Code 3/7 22375

Common Ground Dog Training Learn positive and fun methods to train your dog (five months or older). Proof of vaccinations is required at the first class for each session. NOTE: Handlers under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult. Instructor: Mike Ossenbeck has over 30 years of experience training dogs, including classes and behavior problem-solving. DOG TRAINING

COLLIE CAPERS 1

Thu, 6:30-7:15pm Finley/Courtyard $87-$97 (6 classes)

Sat, 10:30-11:30am Finley/Courtyard $115-$125 (6 classes)

This intimate class teaches basic commands to help your dog understand household and social etiquette. The first class is mandatory orientation for handlers only (no dogs). A training manual is included.

Dogs use their noses and people use simple dog-training forensic-style equipment to solve a mysterious disappearance! This class is for dogs with basic training and socialization skills. Bring your dog and treats to each meeting.

Session Code 2/27-4/9* 21911 4/23-5/28 21913 21914 6/4-7/9 7/16-8/20 21915 *Please note location change; this class will take place in Finley Person Auditorium. No class 3/12.

Session 4/18-5/23         

Code 21916

COLLIE CAPERS 2 Tue, 6:30-7:30pm Finley/Courtyard $115-$125 (6 classes)   More fun and training in this class for dogs and handlers who have completed Collie Capers 1. Bring your dog and treats to each meeting. Session Code 4/14-5/19 21917

LIVING WITH EASE THROUGH TAPPING Wed, 6-8pm Person Sr. Wing/Rm 22 $25-$35 (1 class) Learn to live with ease by using a sequence of light physical “tapping” on your external acupuncture points. In this interactive workshop, you will explore this self-healing method to ease a variety of situations from physical pain and negative emotion, to anxiety, stress and PTSD. Instructor: Beryl Ryan is a registered nurse and trauma specialist who has taught many tapping workshops throughout the Bay Area. Session Code 2/12 22089 4/22 22091 6/24 22092

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A D U LT S ( 1 8 + ) Sports

PLAY PICKLEBALL

SUMMER SOFTBALL

PLAY TENNIS

Registration: Returning Teams (From Summer 2019): Tue-Thu, 4/14-4/16, 12-7pm New Teams: Tue-Wed, 4/28-4/29, 12-7pm In Person at Steele Lane Community Center $555 per team

Stay active after work and on weekends. No membership needed—just fresh air, lighted courts and fun outdoors! Courts are located at Galvin Community Park, Howarth Memorial Park and Finley Community Park. Courts may be reserved for a fee: $7-$10/hour per court, call 707543-3737.

Join us for our 2020 summer softball season! We have men’s, women’s and co-ed slow pitch softball leagues. The season is 11 weeks and begins June 1st, with games at Franklin, Galvin, Howarth and Northwest Parks. Download the registration packet at: srcity. org/sports. Questions? Email us at: softball@ srcity.org.

FALL SOFTBALL Registration: Returning Teams (From Fall 2019): Wed 8/5 & Thu 8/6, 12-7pm New Teams: Wed 8/19 & Thu 8/20, 12-7pm In person at Steele Lane Community Center $325 per team Don’t let your softball experience come to an end! Register for the 2020 fall softball season. We have men’s and co-ed slow pitch softball leagues. The season is six weeks and begins September 14th, with all games at Northwest Community Park. Download the registration packet at: srcity.org/sports. Questions? Email us at: softball@srcity.org. Team Sideline: City of Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks softball schedules and rosters are now available at: teamsideline.com/srcity.

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TENNIS INSTRUCTORS Contact Instructors below directly for private clinics or lessons. Stewart Hutton - Tennis Instructor stewart_httn@yahoo.com 707-291-3751 Joshua Silverman - Tennis Instructor acestokyo@gmail.com 707-326-4885 Adam MacKinnon - Pickleball Instructor adammackinnon@gmail.com

Join the fun and learn to play one of the fastest growing sports in the country. Pickleball is like tennis but played with a ping-pong style paddle and a whiffle ball on a sport court. Play begins every morning at 9am at Finley Park. Beginners are welcome. Paddles available. Also, try the four courts at Howarth Park!

GOLF LESSONS Bennett Valley Municipal Golf Course 3330 Yulupa Ave • 707-528-3673 Youth and adult golf lessons are available at Bennett Valley Golf Course. Visit BennettValleyGolf.com for lesson details and information on Learn to-Golf youth scholarships.

BOCCE

Sonoma County Bocce Federation runs leagues at Julliard Park; for league play and information visit sonomacountybocce.org or call 707-528-2710. If you would like to reserve a court, email sports@srcity.org.

HORSESHOES Ten horseshoe pits are available for public use at Doyle Community Park. These are first-come, first-served or you may reserve a court by emailing sports@srcity.org.

CONTACT INFORMATION SR REC & PARKS SPORTS Play Santa Rosa Sports Message Hotline 707-543-4317 Field Conditions (Updated weekdays 3pm) 707-543-3474

Youth Tennis Camps, see page 26

Email: softball@srcity.org & sports@srcity.org

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AC T I V E A D U LT S ( 5 0 + )

Drop-in Programs

Join Santa Rosa Seniors 50 & Better! Two centers to serve you, use one or both! Membership is available but not required. Ask at the front desk to learn about the perks and benefits of membership.

Steele Lane Community Center 415 Steele Lane • 543-3282 Mon-Fri, 9am-2pm Bus Route #7, #19

Person Senior Wing

2060 W College Avenue • 543-3745 FAX 543-3736 Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm Bus Route #3, #6, #15

Drop-In Activities No need to pre-register, just drop in and enjoy! See page 41 for class locations and schedule. BALANCE WITH JAE Increase steadiness and stability. Class is suitable for those who use walkers and canes or no adaptive equipment. BINGO Play a variety of games and challenge your mind. Two cards for a nickel! BOOMER BLAST FITNESS Low-impact aerobics class to keep you in shape. Join this fun group and keep moving! Instructor: Gloria Lew Peck.

COMPUTER & TECHNOLOGY CLINIC Check email, work on a project or browse the web. Facilitators are available to assist. Need help troubleshooting? Bring your laptop or tablet. CRAFTING WITH BOBBETTE Weekly craft projects, all supplies included. Take home a completed project after each class. DEMENTIA CAREGIVERS A confidential, caring and compassionate

weekly support group for community members doing hands-on caregiving for loved ones or friends with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. EXERCISE TO MUSIC (SIT & BE FIT) Practice balance and motion as you move to music and end with stretching and relaxation. HISTORY Join the group for dynamic history presentations.

BRAIN FITNESS/MUSIC MEMORIES Test your music knowledge as we visit musical genres from the 50’s to classical. BRAND NEW OR BARELY BEGINNER UKE New ukulele player? Join the fun and learn how to play! BUNCO Easy to learn, lighthearted game of dice rolling and bell ringing. CARD GAMES Hand & Foot, Pedro, Sevens: some play experience necessary. Party Bridge, Duplicate Bridge and Pinochle: experienced players only. CHAIR VOLLEYBALL Promotes fitness, fun and friendship! Played seated with a beach ball.

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AC T I V E A D U LT S ( 5 0 + ) Drop-in Programs

LINE DANCE INTRODUCTION .5 Half hour sessions designed for introduction to line dance. Learn basic terms and steps needed for the beginner level class. Instructor: Ellen Hirvela Russell.

SCRABBLE A welcoming group of wordsmiths! Bring your Scrabble dictionary or borrow the facility copy.

LINE DANCE BEGINNER 1 Practice the basic steps as you learn and dance a variety of beginner level choreographies. Instructor: Ellen Hirvela Russell

SILVER SINGERS Join our weekly choral group. Group also enjoys off site concerts and provides our community center with a wonderful holiday concert every year. All levels welcome.

LINE DANCE HIGH BEGINNER 1.5 After dancers gain experience as beginners, this class will serve as a bridge to the next level. Instructor: Ellen Hirvela Russell

SOCIAL ROOM Socialize, play a game of chess, enjoy coffee and conversation and use the free WIFI. $2 drop in fee/FREE TO MEMEBERS.

LINE DANCE IMPROVER/INTERMEDIATE 2 For those with some experience who want to learn new skills and more challenging dances. Instructor: Ellen Hirvela Russell & Barbara Tobin.

SPANISH CLASSES BEGINNING: Just beginning to learn verbs, vocabulary and structuring sentences. INTERMEDIATE: Some knowledge of most tenses and a good vocabulary. ADVANCED: Nearly fluent speakers. CONVERSATION: Practice sentences using past, present and future tenses. GRAMMER: Study all parts of how words work together.

LINE DANCE EXPERIENCED Knowledge of steps and experience required with focus on more challenging dance patterns. Instructor: Anita Jorge. MAH JONG Join us for a friendly game, featuring both eastern and western styles. All levels welcome. MORNING EXERCISE Range-of-motion, gentle strength, balance, breathing and endurance exercises appropriate for all levels.

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STRETCH & BEND Focuses on balance, flexibility, posture, coordination and your brain telling your body what to do. The instructor’s background in martial arts, self-defense and yoga are integrated into the program, leading you to become more active, stronger and confident. TAI CHI Gentle, flowing movements for exercise and relaxation. UKULELE Learn how to play fun songs on the ukulele. Genres include country, blues, early rock and roll, and more. Monday (PSW) and Wednesday (SLCC) are for beginners. YOGA Easy flow vinyasa-style yoga with deep stretching, standing balancing and meditation. Bring water and a towel; mats provided. Instructor: Donna Burch. ZUMBA BASICS Learn basic Zumba moves to Latin and international music! Instructor: Gloria Lew Peck. ZUMBA GOLD Learn basic Zumba moves and low-impact steps to Latin music. Instructor: Jill Freed.

NEEDLECRAFT Bring your knitting, crochet or other handwork. Yarn and needles available for first timers. NEUROPATHY If your feet and/or hands tingle, are numb, burn, have sharp pains or you feel like you are wearing socks or gloves you may have neuropathy and you’ll want to attend this meeting. PHOTOGRAPHY Bring a flash drive to show 6-8 of your photos. PILATES WITH JAE This mat class for men and women works out the kinks and builds core strength. All levels. PING PONG Get your workout and improve hand/eye coordination.

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AC T I V E A D U LT S ( 5 0 + ) Drop-in Programs

Drop-In Schedule: Person Senior Wing

Friday  

Members save 50¢ per class! Monday 9-10am 9:30-10:30am 10-11am 10-11am 10-11am 10am-12pm 10:30-11:30am 10:30am-12:30pm 11am-12pm 12-3pm 12:30-3:30pm 1-3pm 1:30-3pm 2-3pm

Boomer Blast Fitness - Gloria Line Dance Zone 2 - Ellen Barely Beg. Uke (1st & 3rd Mon) Brand New to Uke (2nd & 4th Mon) Zumba Gold - Jill Needlecraft History - Susan Line Dance - Anita (Exp.) Ukulele - Bill’s Beginners Paper Crafting - Bobette Duplicate Bridge (Exp.) Hand & Foot Cards (Will Teach) Book Club (2nd Mon) Line Dance Zone 1/1.5 - Ellen

$6 $3 $2 $2 $6 $3 $3 $4 $2 $5 $4 $3 $2 $3

Tuesday   9-11am Computer Lab - Tom & Fred Pilates - Jae 9:30-10:30am 9:30-11am Spanish - Mirla (Inter. Conv.) Tai Chi - Stan 10-11am 10-11:45am Zumba Basics - Gloria (Add Time $1) 10:30am-12pm Spanish - Larry (Inter. Grammar 1) Balance - Jae 11am-12pm 11am-12:30pm Spanish - Geran (Beg. Conv.) Spanish - Mirla (Adv. Conv.) 11am-12:30pm 11am-12:30pm Spanish - John (Beg.) 11:30am-12:30pm Yoga - Donna Spanish - Larry (Adv. Grammar) 12:30-2pm 1-3pm Pedro Ping Pong (Beg. & Inter.) 1-4pm 1:30-3pm Belly Dance Fitness with Sue 2-4pm Photography (1st & 2nd Tue)

$2 $7 $3 $5 $6 $3 $4 $3 $3 $3 $7 $3 $3 $4 $6 $3

Wednesday   9-10am Declutter Support Group (Last Wed) Line Dance - Barbara (High Beg.) 9:30-10:30am 10:30am-12pm Dementia Caregivers Support 11:30am-12:30pm Yoga - Donna 12:30-3:30pm Party Bridge (Exp.) 12:30-4pm Pinochle (Exp.) Ukulele - James (Exp.) 1-3pm 1-3pm Scrabble 1-4pm Ping Pong (Competitive, Inter.) 1:30-3pm Line Dance .5/1.5 - Ellen (Add Time $1) 1:30-4:30pm Drop-In Watercolor Studio

$7 $3 $6 $7 $4 $4 $3 $3 $4 $3 $4

Thursday 9-11am 9:30-10:30am 10-11am 10-11am 10am-12pm 11am-12pm 11am-1pm 11:30am-12:30pm 12-3pm 1-3:30pm 1-4pm 1:30-2:30pm

Computer Lab - Sheryl & Fred Pilates - Jae Zumba Gold - Jill Tai Chi with Dr. Carl Legal Clinic - Leo (3rd Thu) Chair Volleyball - Jae Aging Gayfully - Buzz Yoga - Donna Paper Crafting - Bobette Sevens Card game (1st & 3rd Thu) Ping Pong (Beg. & Inter.) Line Dance - Barbara (High Beg.)

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$2 $7 $6 $4 $5 N.M. $5 $3 $7 $5 $3 $4 $3

8:45am-12pm Mah Jong (Exp.) 9-10am Boomer Blast Fitness - Gloria Computer Clinic - Lynn & Valerie 9-10:30am 9:30-10:30am Line Dance Zone 2 - Ellen 10:30am-12pm Spanish - Larry (Inter. Grammar 2) 10:30am-12:30pm Line Dance - Anita (Exp.) 11am-12pm Balance - Jae Pinochle (Exp.) 12:30-4pm 1-3pm Scrabble 1-4pm Ballroom Dance 1-4pm Ping Pong (Competitive, Inter.) 2-3pm Line Dance Zone 1/1.5 - Ellen

$4 $6 $2 $3 $3 $4 $4 $4 $3 $9 $4 $3

*N.M. = Non-Member (members are free for select activities).

Drop-In Schedule: Steele Lane Community Center Members save 50¢ per class!

Monday   9-10am Tai Chi Morning Exercise 9-10am 9am-2pm Billiards 10am-12pm Needlecraft 10:30-11:30am Chair Volleyball 11:30am-2:30pm Bingo

$4 $3 $2 $3 $3 $2

Tuesday 9am-2pm Billiards Stretch & Bend 9:45-10:45am Brain Fitness/Music Memories 12-1pm 1:30-2:30pm Exercise to Music 3-4pm Bunco

$2 $3 $4 $4 $4

Wednesday 9-10am Morning Exercise 9-10am Beginning Ukulele 9am-12pm Ladies Billiards Adv Beg Ukulele 10:10-11:10am 10:30-11:30am Neuropathy (1st Wed) Chinese Mah Jong 10:30am-1:30pm 12-2pm Billiards

$3 $4 $2 $4 $3 $2 $2

Thursday 9-11:15am Wii Games 9:45-10:45am Stretch & Bend 10-11am Silver Singers 10am-2pm Billiards Tourneys (1st-3rd Thu) 11am-2pm Party Bridge

$3 $3 $2 $2 $4

Friday 9-10am Morning Exercise 9am-2pm Billiards 11:30am-2:30pm Bingo *N.M. = Non-Member (members are free for select activities).

$3 $2 $2

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It’s easy and you save $$ too! Members receive an electronic scan card to load payment in advance for drop-in programs (minimum of five). Then, just scan your card at the front desk when you arrive. It’s easier and you save 50¢ per visit! Membership is $24 per year for individuals ($34 non-residents); $40 for couples ($50 non-residents).

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WATERCOLOR WITH BARBARA

LET’S WRITE, EDIT AND REVISE

Wed or Fri • Person Sr. Wing/Rm 26 $36-$48 (3-4 classes)

Tue, 2-4pm • Person Sr. Wing/Rm 20 $157-$167 (8 classes)

Join instructor Barbara Marlin-Coole for this popular class where you develop your own unique style using watercolor techniques. Enjoy monthly themes, daily demonstrations, and critiques with pointers to help you improve. Materials list available upon request.

Fine-tune your writing skills by learning what to look for when editing your work. Classroom instruction, discussion and weekly editing workshops focus on character development, plot blueprints, dialogue, use of detail, point of view, tense, theme and more. Instructor: Valerie Serrano has a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and a BA in Psychology.

Beginning Wed, 9am-12pm Session Code 2/26-3/25* 21541 4/1-4/15 21542 21543 4/29-5/20 6/17-7/8 21544 7/15-8/5 21545 *No class 3/18

Intermediate Fri, 9am-12pm Session Code 2/28-3/27* 21546 4/3- 4/17 21547 21548 5/1-5/22 6/12-7/10 21549 7/24-8/7 21550 *No class 3/20 & 7/3

Advanced Fri, 12:30-3:30pm Session Code 2/28-3/27* 21551 4/3- 4/17 21552 21553 5/1-5/22 6/12-7/10 21554 7/24-8/7 21555 *No class 3/20 & 7/3

Session Code 3/24-5/12 21710

LEGAL CLINIC Monthly; 3rd Thu, 10am-12pm Person Sr. Wing/Rm 28 Free for Members, $5 Non-Members Obtain free legal advice from a lawyer available onsite. Please call ahead to schedule a 15-minute consultation.

BILLIARDS ROOM POLE WALKING FOR BALANCE, MOBILITY & INDEPENDENCE Thu, 9am-12:30pm Finley/Live Oak Rm $45-$55 (1 class) Feel energized, taller and more confident! Easy-to-learn techniques help you improve balance, endurance, spine function, weight management, walking gait and strength. Use a variety of top-quality poles provided in class to discover which poles fit you best. People with mild to moderate mobility challenges find these skills invaluable for maintaining quality of life. Instructor: Jayah Faye Paley is an educator, mobility coach and certified personal trainer. Session Code 7/16 21506

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Mon-Fri, 9am-2pm Steele Lane Community Center $2 Drop In Ladies Billiards: Wed, 9am-12pm Tournaments: 1st & 3rd Thu, 10am-2pm

BALLROOM DANCES Fri, 1-4pm • Finley Complex $9, $8.50 member Enjoy the best ballroom dancing in Santa Rosa with live bands and DJ music playing your favorite sounds from the ‘40s to present. Keep your feet and spirits floating with the polka, waltz, cha cha, tango, and more. All are welcome with or without a partner and refreshments are provided. Themed Dance Socials & Exceptions: 5/22 Memorial Day, 8/14 Hawaii Day. No dances 3/13 and 7/3.

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ST PATRICK’S DAY LUNCH Fri, 3/13, 11:45am-1:15pm Person Sr. Wing/Rm 5 Members $6, $10 non-member Pre-Register by 3/11 Code: 17425 Join us to celebrate the Luck of the Irish at the annual St. Paddy’s Day lunch featuring traditional corned beef and cabbage. Special thanks to Sonoma County Builders!

SENIOR EXPO AARP DRIVER SAFETY PROGRAM (Age 50+) Learn current rules of the road, defensive driving techniques and how to drive safely in today’s challenging traffic environment. Learn to manage common age-related changes in vision, hearing and reaction time. First time students must take the full eight-hour course. The renewal course is for those who have completed the full course within the past four years. Full Course Tue & Thu, 9:15am-1:30pm Person Sr. Wing/Rm 1 & 21 $3 Pre-registration required $20, AARP members $15* *Paid day-of in class (check written to AARP only) Session Code 4/28 & 4/30 21169 6/23 & 6/25 21170 8/25 & 8/27** 21171 **$25, AARP Members $20 Renewal Course Thu, 9:15am-2pm Person Sr. Wing/Rm 21 $3 Pre-registration required $20, AARP members $15* *Paid day-of in class (check written to AARP only) Session Code 3/26 21172 5/21 21404 21405 7/30** **$25, AARP Members $20

Sat, 4/4, 9am-12pm Person Sr. Wing FREE Come discover Santa Rosa businesses, organizations and activities that make our community a great place to live.

MEMBERSHIP DRIVE OPEN HOUSE & BBQS Join us as we celebrate our Senior Members and thank them for their annual support. Not a member? Learn about the benefits of membership with two community centers and dozens of classes and activities to enjoy.

Steele Lane Community Center Open House Fri, 7/10, 10am-2pm Take a free class, talk to an instructor, enjoy snacks and entertainment. No fee or registration needed. Member BBQ Fri, 7/31, 11:30am-1pm FREE, $5 non-member Code: 24206 Come socialize and enjoy delicious food out on the patio. Pre-registration is required.

Person Senior Wing Member BBQ Fri, 7/10, 11:45am-1:15pm FREE, $4 non-member Code: 20289 Enjoy a premium hot dog lunch with all the fixings! Pre-registration required by 7/8.

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Facility Information & Swim Hours Ridgway Swim Center 455 Ridgway Avenue, 707-543-3421 Ridgway Swim Center boasts a nine-lane competition pool, a 2 - 3½ foot deep instructional pool, and a 140-foot water slide! Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm, Sat/Sun, 9am-1pm Special Closures: 8/17-8/21 for scheduled maintenance.

Finley Aquatic Center 2060 West College Avenue, 707-543-3760 Finley Aquatic Center has a 10-lane competition pool and a 2.5-3-foot-deep instructional pool. The facility is fully ADA accessible, with pool ramp and ADA seat lift. Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 6am-8pm; Sat, 9am-1pm; Sun, 10am-1pm

RECREATION SWIM

Join us for a fun time in the water for all ages! During Recreation Swim times, all facilities are open for public use and lifeguards are on duty. Lockers are available for 50¢. During summer, concession stands offer food and beverages for sale at Finley Aquatic Center only. See operating hours below.

HOURS FINLEY AQUATIC CENTER 5/4-5/29 Mon - Fri 3:30-4:45pm 6/1-8/14 Mon - Fri 1:30-4:45pm 6/6-8/16 Sat & Sun 1:30-6pm 8/16 Last day of 2020 Recreation Swim RIDGWAY SWIM CENTER 5/2-9/7 Sat & Sun 1:15-6pm 6/8-8/14 Mon - Fri 1:15-4pm Fri 7:30-9:30pm, Sat & Sun 1:15-6pm 9/7 Last day of 2020 Recreation Swim 8/17-8/21 Ridgway Pool closed

Please Take Note:

Ridgway Pool will be closed 8/17 – 8/21.

ENTRANCE FEE All persons entering pool facilities are charged the entrance fee. Adults $5 Youth 2-17/Senior 55+/Disabled $4 Punch Pass Load your pass with a minimum of five recreation swims and as many as you like to save 50¢ per swim! This pass has no expiration. Family Pass Unlimited swims for up to five household members. • All Season (valid 5/2-9/7): $270-$280 • Summer (valid 6/1-9/7): $220-$230.

LAP SWIM

Join us for year-round swimming for fitness with lanes designated by speed. Kickboards, pull buoys and hand paddles available for use. Lockers 50¢. Lane availability varies. HOURS FINLEY AQUATIC CENTER Mon-Fri: 6-8am, 9-11am* & 11:30am-1:15pm Mon/Wed/Fri: 6-7pm & Tue/Thu: 6-8pm Sat: 9-11am & Sat/Sun: 11:30am-1:15pm No walking lane: M/W/F 7-8am & Mon-Fri 9-11am *Not available after 6/1 RIDGWAY SWIM CENTER Thru 6/5 Mon-Fri 9:30am-1pm (no lap swim 6/4) Sat/Sun 9:30am-1pm 6/8-8/7 Mon-Fri 9:45am-1pm Sat/Sun 9:30am-1pm

FEES

General Admission $6, $5 Senior 55+/Disabled Monthly Lap Pass $60-$70 General, $50-$60 Senior/Disabled Punch Pass: $5 General, $4 Senior Disabled

SANTA ROSA MASTERS SWIMMING Ridgway Swim Center Mon/Wed/Fri 6-7am • Tues/Thu 5:45-7:15am & 11:45am-1pm Drop-in: $7 • Monthly Pass $55-$65 • Monthly-Plus Pass $69.50* Please bring exact change An on-deck coach provides adult swimmers with coaching, including correction and development of strokes and techniques. Just drop in and pay the daily fee, purchase a Monthly Pass for unlimited coached workouts, or a Monthly-Plus Pass for unlimited coached workouts plus all lap swim hours at Ridgway and Finley pools. *Monthly-Plus Pass is good for 30 days.

Policies • No flotation devices, including swim suits with built-in flotation pieces. • Children under age 8 must be supervised by a responsible person age 16+. • Children under age 5 must have an adult in the water with them always. • No jean cut-offs, t-shirts, or street shorts allowed in the water. • Only clearly identified service animals are permitted. • Children must be 48 inches to ride the Ridgway water slide. • Swimwear with exposed zippers, buckles or metal rivets are not permitted on the water slide. • No thong/G-string suits permitted. • Children over age five are not allowed in opposite-sex locker rooms. Unisex restrooms available. • $5 replacement fee for re-printed passes.

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Fitness Classes & Sports WATER FITNESS (Age 15+)

Waterpolo

Drop-In $6, Punch Pass $5 Monthly Pass $75-$85* Finley Aquatic Complex

SHARK PUPS (Age 8-11) Learn the basics of water polo in this Introductory class. Participants must be able to swim two laps in deep water without stopping and tread water for 30 seconds straight.

Use the resistance of water for strength training and aerobic conditioning! These exercise routines help participants of all fitness levels to improve strength, endurance, flexibility and well-being with little to no impact on the joints. People with minimal water experience are encouraged to join us for this rejuvenating form of exercise.

Practice Times: Mon/Wed, 7-8pm Finley Aquatic Complex Monthly Pass $46 (S.R. Resident $36) Drop-in Fee $5

Drop-In Sessions M/W/F, 7-8am & 9-10am M-Sun, 10-11am M-F, 5-6pm T/Th, 7-8pm

14 & UNDER (Age 11-14) Learn the fundamentals of water polo. Participants must be able to swim four continuous laps in deep water without stopping and tread water for one minute straight.

*Load your Punch Pass with a minimum of five swims to save $1 per swim (no expiration). Or, purchase a Monthly Pass for unlimited monthly classes (30 days from date of purchase). See front desk staff to get started!

Practice Times: Mon/Wed, 7-8pm Sun, 10-11:30am Finley Aquatic Complexx Monthly Pass: $46 (S.R. Resident $36) Drop-in Fee: $5

THERAPEUTIC WATER EXERCISE (Age 16+) M/W/F, Tu/Th & Tu/Th/Sat; Finley Aquatic Center $30-$55

18 & UNDER (Age 14-18) This is an advanced water polo class using advanced drills to help fine tune skills for participants that are ready to play in a competitive environment. Coaches will determine if participant is ready for this class.

This class accommodates people with physical conditions, such as a disability or if you are recovering from an injury or surgery. It’s also useful as exercise before surgery. Individual instruction is provided. Registration is required, no drop-ins. Instructor: Donna Burch or Rene Bosen. Mon/Wed/Fri 11:30am-12:15pm Session Code 2/3-2/28 17990 3/2-3/27 22569 3/30-5/1 22672 5/4-5/29 22779 6/1-6/26 22858 6/29-7/31 22888 22917 8/3-8/28

Tue/Thu 11:30am-12:15pm Code Session 2/4-2/27 17994 3/3-3/28 22579 3/31-4/30 22673 22781 5/5-5/28 6/2-6/25 22894 6/30-7/30 22860 22962 8/4-8/27

12:15-1pm Session Code 2/3-2/28 17991 3/2-3/27 22585 3/30-5/1 22674 5/4-5/29 22783 6/1-6/26 22859 6/29-7/31 22893 8/3-8/28 22921

12:15-1pm Session 5/5-5/28 6/2-6/25 6/30-7/30 8/4-8/27

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Code 22782 22862 22908 22963

Tue/Thu/Sat 9-9:45am Session 2/4-2/29 3/3-3/28 3/31-5/2 5/5-5/30 6/2-6/25 6/30-8/1 8/4-8/29

Code 17992 22546 22671 22777 22851 22863 22909

Practice Times: Mon/Wed, 7-8pm Fri, 7-9pm Finley Aquatic Complex Monthly Pass: $46 (S.R. Resident $36) Drop-in Fee: $5

MASTERS (Age 16+) Join this recreational league for adults. Scrimmage games take place twice a week with quality refereeing. Participants under age 18 must have permission from the program director. Practice Times: Mon/Wed, 8-9pm Fri, 7-9pm Finley Aquatic Complex Monthly Pass: $46 (S.R. Resident $36) 5 Visit Pass: $25 (w/student ID $20) Drop-in Fee: $6 (w/student ID $5)

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Swim Lessons - General Information Beginning Swim Program

Intermediate Swim Program

CHILD-ADULT BEGINNER: NO WATER EXPERIENCE NEEDED

LEVELS 2-5: SWIMMING EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

These courses are designed for all ages to gain basic water skills. The focus is water adjustment and fun!

Parent-Child: Ages 6 months-3 years

This is a FUN introduction to the water with singing, games, blowing bubbles, going underwater, floating, kicking and scooping. Parent participation in the water is required.

Tadpoles: Ages 3-5

Students work on comfort in the water and having fun. Basic skills like blowing bubbles, going underwater, floating, kicking and alternating arms are taught through games and imagination

Water Frogs: Ages 4-5

Students work on water adjustment, submerging, front and back floats, kicking, front crawl, back crawl and elementary backstroke.

Sea Stars: Ages 6-9

Students work on water adjustment, submerging, front and back floats, kicking, front crawl, back crawl and elementary backstroke.

Dolphins: Ages: 10-15

Taught in 3 1/2 feet of water, students work on water adjustment and beginning swimming skills. Student progress and needs determine the pace of the course. More advanced skills may be taught including breaststroke, sidestroke, treading water, and dives.

Adult Beginner: Ages 16+

Students work on skills ranging from water adjustment and floating to front crawl, back crawl and elementary backstroke. The pace of the course is based on student progress and needs. The class is taught in 3 1/2 feet of water.

This program is designed to build swimming proficiency, technique and endurance. The focus is skill development.

Level 2: Ages 5-9

Prerequisite: Swim front crawl and back crawl 5 yards. Students work on side breathing, back crawl and elementary backstroke arm.

Level 3: Ages 6+

Prerequisite: Front crawl with side-breathing, back crawl for 15 yards, and elementary backstroke arms for 5 yards. Teaching emphasize on side-breathing and endurance for front crawl. Introduction to elementary backstroke kick, breaststroke kick, butterfly kick and sitting and kneeling dives. This course is taught in deeper water.

Level 4: Ages 6+

Prerequisite: Front crawl 25 yards with excellent side-breathing, back crawl 25 yards, elementary backstroke, breaststroke kick, and dolphin kick for 15 yards. Students learn to coordinate breaststroke arms and kick, are introduced to butterfly, work on treading water, and learn to do a standing dive.

Level 5: Ages 6+

Prerequisite: front crawl and back crawl 50 yards, elementary backstroke 25 yards, breaststroke and butterfly 15 yards. Students improve technique and endurance on the front crawl, back crawl, elementary backstroke and breaststroke and develop proficiency in butterfly, sidestroke, treading water, diving and flip turns.

Level 6 - Fitness Swimmer: Ages 6+

Prerequisite: front crawl and back crawl 50 yards, breaststroke and butterfly 25 yards. Students will continue to refine technique in all strokes and improve endurance while learning how to use pull-buoys and kickboards in their workout. Students will also learn how to use a pace clock, flip and open turns, and lap swim etiquette.

Level 6 - Lifeguard Preparedness (LGT): Ages 6+

Prerequisite: front crawl and back crawl 50 yards, breaststroke and butterfly 25 yards. Students will continue to refine technique in all strokes and improve endurance while learning lifeguard skills. Students will also work on water entries, swimming with a rescue tube, and rescues for distressed swimmer, active drowning and passive drowning victims.

POLICES • Participants must meet the minimum age level by first day of class. • No make-up classes allowed. If a class is missed, please take the remaining classes. • It is common for children to repeat a level before progressing to the next level. • Drop off and pick up children on time (not early or late); this is required for safe supervision. • Registration is required to participate in all fee programs. • Classes fill quickly, register early and save your receipt to present at first class. • Carefully register your child in the class at the appropriate skill level. If your child is under or over-qualified for a class, we will transfer him/her as appropriate. If there is no availability, you will receive a refund.

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Group Swim Lessons - Finley FINLEY AQUATIC CENTER

Mon/Wed Lessons

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Session 5 3/16 - 3/25 3/30 - 4/8 4/13 - 4/22 4/27 - 5/6 5/11 - 5/20

Spring Lessons: Mon/Wed or Tu/Th $25-$35 (4 lessons, 28 minutes each)

4:00PM Tadpoles Waterfrogs Level 2 Sea Stars

3-5 yrs 4-5 yrs 5-9 yrs 6-9 yrs

N/A N/A N/A N/A

22638 22701 22540 22555

22639 22717 22541 22556

22640 22721 22542 22557

22641 22725 22543 22558

4:30PM Parent Child Tadpoles Waterfrogs Level 2 Sea Stars

6m-3 yrs 3-5 yrs 4-5 yrs 5-9 yrs 6-9 yrs

N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

22727 22634 22697 22551 23532

22728 22635 22698 22552 23533

22729 22636 22699 22553 23534

22730 22637 22700 22554 23535

5:00PM Parent Child 6m-3 yrs 22731 22732 22733 22734 Tadpoles 3-5 yrs 22629 22630 22631 22632 Waterfrogs 4-5 yrs 22683 22684 22685 22686 Level 2 5-9 yrs 22535 22536 22537 22538 Sea Stars 6-9 yrs 22559 22560 22561 22562

22735 22633 22687 22539 22563

5:30PM Parent Child Tadpoles Level 2 Level 3 Level 4

6m-3 yrs 22736 22737 22738 22739 3-5 yrs 22624 22625 22626 22627 5-9 yrs 22373 22531 22532 22533 6+ yrs 22768 22770 22771 22772 6+ yrs 22784 22789 22787 22788

22740 22628 22534 22773 22789

6:00PM Tadpoles 3-5 yrs 22619 22620 22621 22622 Waterfrogs 4-5 yrs 22689 22690 22691 22692 Sea Stars 6-9 yrs 22564 22565 22566 22567 Level 6 LG Prep 6+ yrs 22795 22797 22798 22799 Dolphin 10-15 yrs 22362 22363 22364 22365

22623 22693 22568 22800 22366

Tue/Thu Lessons

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Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Session 5 3/17 - 3/26 3/31 - 4/9 4/14 - 4/23 4/28 - 5/7 5/12 - 5/21

4:00PM Tadpoles Waterfrogs Level 2 Sea Stars

3-5 yrs 4-5 yrs 5-9 yrs 6-9 yrs

N/A N/A N/A N/A

22596 22658 22755 22570

22597 22659 22756 22571

22598 22660 22757 22572

22599 22661 22758 22573

4:30PM Parent Child Tadpoles Waterfrogs Level 2 Sea Stars

6m-3 yrs 3-5 yrs 4-5 yrs 5-9 yrs 6-9 yrs

N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

22741 22600 22654 22759 22574

22742 22601 22655 22760 22575

22743 22602 22656 22761 22576

22744 22603 22657 22762 22577

5:00PM Parent Child 6m-3 yrs 22745 22746 22747 22748 Tadpoles 3-5 yrs 22604 22605 22606 22607 Waterfrogs 4-5 yrs 22648 22649 22650 22652 Â Level 2 5-9 yrs 22763 22764 22765 22766 Sea Stars 6-9 yrs 22578 22580 22581 22582

22749 22608 22653 22767 22583

5:30PM Parent Child Tadpoles Sea Stars Level 3 Level 4

6m-3 yrs 22750 22751 22752 22753 3-5 yrs 22609 22610 22611 22612 6-9 yrs 22586 22587 22588 22589 6+ yrs 22769 22774 22775 22776 6+ yrs 22785 22790 22792 22793

22754 22613 22590 22778 22794

6:00PM Tadpoles 3-5 yrs 22614 22615 22616 22617 Waterfrogs 4-5 yrs 22642 22643 22645 22646 Sea Stars 6-9 yrs 22591 22592 22593 22594 Level 5 6+ yrs 22801 22802 22803 22804 Adult Beginner 16+ 22367 22368 22370 22371

22618 22647 22595 22805 22372

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Group Swim Lessons - Finley RIDGWAY SWIM CENTER $50-$60 (8 lessons, 28-minutes each) *Sessions 6/1-6/5 & 8/3-8/6 are 4 lessons, 28-minutes each (one week only). $25-$35

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Mon-Thu

Session 1 6/8 - 6/18

Session 2 6/22 - 7/2

Session 3 7/6 - 7/16

Session 4 7/20 - 7/30

Session 5* 8/3 - 8/6

9:30AM

Tadpoles Waterfrogs Sea Stars Level 2 Level 3 Level 4

22974 23013 23054 22870 22912 22939

22975 22976 23015 23016 23056 23057 22880 22878 22913 22914 22941 22942

22977 23017 23058 22879 22915 22943

22978 23014 23055 22901 22934 22940

10:00AM

Tadpoles Waterfrogs Sea Stars Level 2 Level 4 Level 5 Level 6 Lifeguard

22980 23018 23059 22871 22944 23094 23114

22981 22982 23020 23021 23060 23061 22877 22881 22945 22946 23096 23097 23116 23117

22983 23024 23062 22882 22948 23098 23118

22984 23025 23063 22902 22947 23095 23115

10:30AM

Parent Child 23131 23133 23134 23135 23132 Tadpoles 22985 22986 22987 22988 22989 Waterfrogs 23026 23027 23028 23029 23030 Sea Stars 23064 23066 23067 23068 23069 Level 2 22872 22883 22884 22885 22903 Level 3 22916 22918 22919 22920 22935 Level 4 22949 22950 22951 22952 22953

11:00AM

Parent Child Tadpoles Waterfrogs Sea Stars Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5 Level 6 Fitness

23136 22990 23031 23070 22873 22922 22954 23099 23126

23137 23138 22991 22992 23032 23033 23071 23072 22886 22887 22923 22924 22955 22956 23100 23101 23128 23129

23139 22993 23034 23073 22889 22925 22957 23102 23130

23140 22994 23035 23074 22904 22936 22958 23103 23127

11:30AM

Parent Child Tadpoles Waterfrogs Sea Stars Level 2 Level 5 Dolphins

23141 22995 23036 23075 22874 23104 22864

23142 23143 22996 22997 23037 23039 23076 23077 22890 22891 23105 23106 22865 22866

23144 22998 23040 23078 22892 23107 22867

23146 22999 23041 23079 22905 23108 22869

12:00PM

Tadpoles Waterfrogs Sea Stars Level 2 Level 3 Level 6 Lifeguard

23000 23001 23002 23003 23004 23042 23043 23044 23045 23046 23080 23081 23082 23083 23084 22875 22895 22896 22897 22906 22926 22927 22928 22929 22937 23119 23120 23121 23122 23123

12:30PM

Tadpoles Waterfrogs Sea Stars Level 2 Level 3 Level 5

23005 23047 23085 22876 22930 23109

23006 23007 23048 23049 23086 23087 22900 22899 22931 22932 23110 23111

23008 23050 23088 22898 22933 23112

23009 23051 23089 22907 22938 23113

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Group Swim Lessons - Finley Mon-Thu

In-service* Session 1 6/1 - 6/5 6/8 - 6/18

Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Session 5* 6/22 - 7/2 7/6 - 7/16 7/20 - 7/30 8/3 - 8/6

5:00PM

Parent Child Tadpoles Waterfrogs Sea Stars Level 2 Level 4 Level 5 Level 6 Fitness

23230 23231 23232 23233 23234 23235 23269 23270 23271 23272 23273 23274 23299 23300 23303 23304 23305 23306 23242 23243 23244 23245 23246 23247 23157 23158 23159 23160 23161 23162 N/A 23195 23196 23197 23198 23199 N/A 23205 23206 23207 23208 23209 N/A 23215 23216 23217 23218 23219

5:30PM

Parent Child Tadpoles Waterfrogs Sea Stars Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5

23236 23237 23238 23239 23240 23241 23275 23276 23277 23278 23279 23280 23307 23308 23309 23310 23311 23312 23248 23249 23250 23251 23252 23253 23163 23164 23165 23166 23167 23168 23184 23185 23186 23187 23188 23189 N/A 23200 23201 23202 23203 23204 N/A 23210 23211 23212 23213 23214

6:00PM

Tadpoles Waterfrogs Sea Stars Level 2 Level 3 Level 6 Lifeguard Dolphins

N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

23281 23282 23283 23284 23285 23313 23314 23315 23316 23317 23254 23255 23256 23257 23258 23169 23170 23171 23172 23173 23190 23191 23192 23193 23194 23225 23226 23227 23228 23229 23152 23153 23154 23155 23156

6:30PM

Tadpoles Waterfrogs Sea Stars Level 2 Lvl 6 Fitness Adult Beginner

N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

23288 23289 23290 23291 23292 23318 23319 23320 23321 23322 23259 23260 23261 23262 23263 23174 23175 23176 23177 23178 23220 23221 23222 23223 23224 23147 23149 23150 23151 23148

7:00PM

Parent Child Tadpoles Waterfrogs Sea Stars Level 2

N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

23470 23471 23472 23473 23474 23293 23294 23295 23296 23297 23323 23324 23325 23326 23327 23264 23265 23266 23267 23268 23179 23180 23181 23182 23183

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Group Swim Lessons - Ridgway RIDGWAY SWIM CENTER $50-$60 (8 lessons, 28-minutes each) *Session 8/3-8/6 is 4 lessons, 28-minutes each (one week only). $25-$35

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Mon-Thu 10:15am

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Session 5* 6/8-6/18 6/22-7/1 7/6-7/16 7/20-7/30 8/3-8/6 Tadpoles Waterfrogs Sea Stars Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5

23501 24005 24052 24139 24200 24238 24248

23933 24006 24053 24141 24201 24239 24249

23934 24007 24054 24142 24202 24240 24250

23935 24008 24055 24143 24203 24241 24251

23936 24009 24056 24144 24204 24242 24252

10:45am

Tadpoles Sea Stars Level 2 Level 3 Adult Beg Dolphin

23502 24058 24145 24205 24129 24134

23937 24059 24146 24207 24130 24135

23938 24060 24147 24208 24131 24136

23939 24062 24148 24209 24132 24137

23940 24063 24149 24210 24133 24138

11:15am

Parent - Child Tadpoles Waterfrogs Sea Stars Level 2 Level 3 Level 4

24109 23503 24011 24065 24150 24212 24243

24110 23954 24010 24070 24151 24214 24244

24111 23955 24014 24075 24152 24215 24245

24112 23956 24015 24076 24153 24216 24246

24113 23937 24016 24077 24154 24217 24247

11:45am

Parent - Child Tadpoles Waterfrogs Sea Stars Level 2 Level 3

24114 23504 24017 24079 24155 24218

24115 23958 24018 24080 24156 24219

24116 23959 24019 24081 24157 24220

24117 23961 24020 24082 24158 24221

24118 23962 24021 24082 24159 24222

12:15pm

Tadpoles Waterfrogs Sea Stars Level 2 Level 3

23505 24022 24084 24167 24223

23963 24023 24085 24168 24224

23965 24024 24086 24169 24225

23966 24025 24087 24170 24226

23967 24026 24088 24170 24227

4:15pm

Tadpoles Waterfrogs Level 2

23968 24027 24172

23973 24028 24173

23974 24029 24174

23975 24030 24175

23976 24031 24716

4:45pm

Parent Child Tadpoles Waterfrogs Sea Stars Level 2

24119 23980 24032 24089 24177

24210 23981 24033 24090 24178

24121 23982 24034 24091 24179

24122 23983 24035 24092 24180

24123 23984 24036 24093 24181

5:15pm

Tadpoles Waterfrogs Sea Stars Level 2

23985 24037 24094 24182

23986 24038 24095 24183

23987 24039 24096 24184

23988 24040 24097 24185

23989 24041 24098 24186

5:45pm

Parent Child Tadpoles Sea Stars Level 2

24124 23990 24099 24187

24125 23991 24100 24188

24126 23992 24101 24191

24127 23993 24102 24192

24128 23994 24103 24193

6:15pm

Tadpole Waterfrogs Level 2 Level 3

23995 24042 24194 24228

23996 24034 24195 24229

23997 24044 24196 24230

23998 24045 24197 24231

23999 24046 24198 24232

6:45pm

Tadpoles Waterfrogs Sea Stars Level 3

24000 24047 24104 24233

24001 24048 24105 24234

24002 24049 24106 24235

24003 24050 24107 24236

24004 24051 24108 24237

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Private Swim Lessons - Finley & Ridgway PRIVATE LESSONS – FINLEY AQUATIC CENTER $120 (4 lessons, 28 minutes each

SPRING LESSONS: Mon/Wed or Tue/Thu Mon/Wed 4pm 4:30pm 5pm 5:30pm 6pm

3/30 - 4/8 4/13 - 4/22 4/27 - 5/6 5/11 - 5/20* 22809 22815 22820 22825 22811 22816 22821 22826 22812 22817 22822 22827 22813 22818 22823 22828 22814 22819 22824 22829

Tue/Thu 4pm 4:30pm 5pm 5:30pm 6pm

3/31 - 4/9 4/14 - 4/23 4/28 - 5/7 5/12 - 5/21* 22810 22834 22839 22844 22830 22835 22840 22845 22831 22836 22841 22846 22832 22837 22842 22847 22833 22838 22843 22848

SUMMER LESSONS: Mon-Thu 6/8-6/11 6/15-6/18 6/22-6/25 6/29-7/2 7/6-7/9 7/13-7/16 7/20-7/23 7/27-7/30 8/3-8/6 9:30 23329 23341 23357 23369 23382 23395 23415 23429 23445 10am 23330 23342 23358 23370 23383 23396 23416 23430 23446 10:30 23331 23343 23359 23372 23384 23397 23417 23431 23447 11am 23332 23344 23360 23373 23385 23398 23418 23432 23448 11:30 23333 23345 23361 23374 23387 23399 23420 23433 23449 12pm 23334 23346 23362 23375 23388 23400 23421 23434 23450 12:30 23335 23347 23363 23376 23389 23401 23422 23435 23451 5pm 23336 23352 23364 23377 23390 23402 23424 23436 23452 5:30 23337 23353 23365 23378 23391 23403 23425 23437 23453 6pm 23338 23354 23366 23379 23392 23404 23426 23438 23454 6:30 23339 23355 23367 23380 23393 23405 23427 23439 23455 7pm 23340 23356 23368 23381 23394 23406 23428 23440 23456 Water Depth Classes 4pm-5pm are taught in shallow water (2 ½’ - 3’) and classes after 5pm are taught in any depth (2 ½’ - 12 ½’). *Participants may choose water depth.

PRIVATE LESSONS – RIDGWAY SWIM CENTER $120 (4 lessons, 28 minutes each) Lessons after 4pm are taught in shallow pool only.

SUMMER LESSONS: Mon-Thu 6/8-6/11 6/15-6/18 6/22-6/25 6/29-7/2 7/6-7/9 7/13-7/16 7/20-7/23 7/27-7/30 8/3-8/6 10:15am 24276 24277 24278 24279 24280 24281 24202 24283 24284 10:45am 24285 24286 24287 24288 24289 24290 24291 24292 24293 11:15am 24294 24295 24296 24297 24299 24300 24302 24303 24304 11:45am 24305 24307 24308 24309 24310 24311 24312 24313 24313 12:15am 24315 24316 24317 24318 24319 24320 24321 24322 24323 4:15pm 24324 24325 24326 24327 24328 24329 24331 24330 24332 4:45pm 24333 24334 24335 24336 24337 24338 24339 24340 24342 5:15pm 24343 24345 24346 24347 24348 24350 24351 24354 24355 5:45pm 24356 24357 24353 24359 24360 24361 24362 24363 24364 6:15pm 24365 24366 24367 24368 24369 24370 24372 24373 24374 6:45pm 24375 24376 24377 24378 24379 24380 24381 24382 24383

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Safety Training Life Guard Training AMERICAN RED CROSS LIFEGUARD TRAINING - FULL COURSE Finley Aquatic Center - Age: 15+ $200-$210 This 47+ hour course meets all criteria towards becoming a professional lifeguard. The following certificates are earned upon successful completion: Lifeguarding/Standard First Aid/CPR/AED for the Lifeguard and First Aid for Public Safety Personnel-Title 22 (California requirement). Participants are evaluated on the first day of class to meet the following prerequisites: • Successfully complete a 300yd. swim, demon strating a reasonable command of the front-crawl/free-style and breaststroke. Must swim continuously without stopping, goggles allowed.

Three Weekends Course Sat/Sun, 9am-6pm Code Session 2/22-3/8 23349 One Week Course Mon-Sat, 9am-6pm Session Code 3/16-3/21 23351

Two Week Course Thu (6-8:30pm) for skills assessment, then Mon-Thu (6-9:30pm )+ Sat, (9am-6pm) for two weeks Session Code 3/26-4/11 23386 23408 4/23-5/9 6/11-6/27 23419 7/9-7/25 23444

Instructor’s note: It is highly recommended that you train in advance for the 300yd. prerequisite-swim.

• Tread water, with legs only, in an upright position for two minutes. • Surface-swim 20yds, dive to a depth over 7ft., retrieve a 10lb. object, resurface, return to starting point and climb out of the pool without using ladder or steps in under 1 minute, 40 seconds. No goggles. • Participant must be at least 15 years old by the end of the course.

AMERICAN RED CROSS LIFEGUARD TRAINING REVIEW COURSE Fri 6-9pm, Sat/Sun 9am-6pm • Age 15+ Finley Aquatic Center $135-$145 Current certifications are required to take this review course, including: Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR for the Lifeguard, which expires every two years, and Title 22 First Aid, which expires every three years. Certifications are renewed upon completion. Bring your pocket mask to each class or one may be purchased for $12. Be prepared to show proof of current certifications and to get in the water each day. Session Code 2/14-2/16 18491 4/17-4/19 23458 5/16-5/17 23459 Instructor’s note: Please review course material prior to first meeting; this is an intensive class!

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D E P T. I N F O. , PA R K S & FAC I L I T I E S

Información General

RESERVACIONES DE SALONES

Puede obtener un paquete de información en el Centro Comunitario de Finley. Para planear su evento llame al 707-543-3737. Quinceañeras Bodas y Recepciones Aniversarios Reuniones de Iglesias Reuniones de Clubs de Servicio Recaudación de fondos Conferencias Reuniones de Negocios Cumpleaños Bautismos

OTROS EDIFICIOS DE RENTA:

Centro Comunitarios Finley Centro Comunitario Person Senior Wing Centro Comunitario Steele Lane La Iglesia de One Tree La Granja de De Turk

CLASES/PROGRAMAS

Todas Las Clases Se Ofrecen Solamente En inglés!

La Salud es lo Máximo!

Para disfrutar un ambiente divertido tenemos varios programas para toda la familia incluyendo desde niños hasta adultos de la tercera edad. Estos programas son ofrecidos por el Departamento de Parques y Recreación de la Ciudad de Santa Rosa.

Zumba, Aeróbica, Karate, Campamentos de verano y otoño, Natación, Arte, Computación, Ballet y mucho más….

Kindergym:

Su hijo/a aumentará capacidades sociales por medio de convivencia con otros pequeñitos y hacienda actividades como correr, brincar y gatear. Habrá actividades de canto y juegos con paracaídas.

Servicios Vecindarios Para Jóvenes

Ofrece programas para niños desde 6-18 años en Santa Rosa. Estos programas son gratis o de bajos recursos. Este programa incluye: Deportes, Asistencia de tareas, Tutoría, Arte, Música, Clubs y mucho más… Para más información favor de llamar al 707-543-4501 o visitar el sitio web: Santarosarec.com (Neighborhood Youth Programs)

Hay becas disponibles.

Para obtener más información favor de llamar al 707-543-3737 o pueden venir en persona al Centro Comunitario de Finley localizado en 2060 W College Avenue. Para personas discapacitadas favor de llamar al 707-543-3292/TDD 543-3289 (Lunes a Viernes 8am-5pm)

PARQUES Parque de los Patos/Howarth Park

Este parque tiene un Carrusel, Tren, Brincolín, y Ponis. También tiene una pared de piedras para escalar.

Parque y Granja de Bayer

¡Este parque tiene uno de los jardines más grandes de Santa Rosa! El parque de Bayer ofrece jardines pequeños y disponibles para alquilar. También pueden comprar verduras y flores o simplemente disfrutarlo. Este parque está localizado en 1550 West Avenue, Santa Rosa CA. Para más información llame al 707-542-9318 o visite la página del internet www.landpaths.org.

Centros Para La Tercera Edad

Para nuestros adultos de la tercera edad, los invitamos a que visiten nuestros centros Person Senior Wing en 2060 West College Avenue Road con clases programadas a diario.

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Reservaciones De Parques:

Tenemos espacios grandes y pequeños reservables en los siguientes parques: Doyle Finley Franklin Galvin Howarth/Parque de los Patos Rincon Valley Southwest Youth Park

Brincolínes:

Usted necesita usar su propio generador para su brincolín, Las estacas no deben ser más de 8 pulgadas de profundidad. El brincolín deberá ser puesto encima de una lona. Brincolínes de agua no son permitidos.

Piñatas:

Son permitidas en los parques, pero deben proteger los arboles poniendo una toalla entre el árbol y la cuerda. También deben poner una lona para la basura de la piñata.

Reservaciones de Parques:

El sonido amplificado es permitido en los parques de Santa Rosa con permiso solamente y está prohibido en el parque de Finley. Para más información o hacer una reservación favor de hablar al número 707-543-3753 o venga en persona al Centro Comunitario de Finley durante las horas de 9am-5pm (Lunes-Viernes).

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FAC I L I T Y R E N TA L S

General Information RENTAL SPACE FOR YOUR EVENT Info & Booking at: SRCity.org/FacilityRentals

Bennett Valley Golf Course A beautifully appointed banquet room opening to an expansive patio overlooking gorgeous oaks and course views.

Doyle Park Clubhouse A small meeting space surrounded by established trees, open spaces and reservable picnic areas.

Church of One Tree Adjacent to Juilliard Park, this magnificent venue was built in 1873 from a single redwood tree and restored in 2009 with modern upgrades. DeTurk Round Barn Among California’s oldest truly round buildings, a renovation in 2011 brought this historic building into the current century with stunning results.

Finley Community Center Designed for versatility, this modern multipurpose facility is perfect for a variety of events and gatherings and features an array of spaces where you can bring your event to life. Franklin Park Clubhouse A perfect spot for your group to meet, just a few steps from convenient parking.

Luther Burbank Home & Gardens Flourishing gardens, winding brick pathways, blossom-entwined archways and 19th century greenhouse create a breathtaking backdrop for outdoor special occasions. Rosie the Trolley Add old fashioned fun to any event while filling your group’s transportation needs. Steele Lane Community Center This center boasts the Dohn Room, a large event space with hardwood floors, cathedral ceiling, performance stage and adjacent lobby. Additional rooms available for parties and meetings. Swimming Pools: Ridgway & Finley Two spacious, sparkling pools, one with a giant water slide for your private party! Plus, the Birch Room at Finley Aquatic Center is equipped for a professional meeting or special occasion. Person Senior Wing An expansive and elegantly designed addition to the Finley Community Center, featuring spacious, well-appointed rooms for a variety of occasions. Pioneer Memorial Park (Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery) Filled with local history and shaded by towering oak trees, this picturesque location includes a memorial and habitat garden sprinkled with seasonal blooms.

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R E G I S T R AT I O N I N F O R M AT I O N Registration/Refunds Sign up! ONLINE SantaRosaRec.com Search by class name or code. PHONE

(707) 543-3737

IN PERSON* Visit Finley or Steele Lane Community Centers during operating hours and our Desk Staff will be happy to assist you with registration. For swim classes, please visit Ridgway or Finley pools. *See facility addresses and hours under “Contact Us.”

REFUNDS & TRANSFERS

• Full refund for cancelation within 7 days of class start. • 25% fee to cancel less than 7 days before class start. Or, you may transfer to an alternate class. • No refunds or changes within 3 business days of class start. • No refunds for Day Camps after 5pm Thursday before camp start.

DONATIONS & SCHOLARSHIPS

REGISTRATION INFO

Tax deductible donations provide recreational activities for financially challenged families, such as swim lessons, camps, lifeguard trainings and senior memberships. Visit SantaRosaRec.com to apply for a scholarship or to provide a gift to the Scholarship Fund in any amount.

• Registration is first come, first served.

RESTORE FIRE DAMAGED PARKS

• No in-class registration allowed.

The Santa Rosa Parks Foundation is fundraising to help restore Santa Rosa City parks damaged in the 2017 wildfires. Please visit SRParksFoundation.org to learn more and to contribute.

• If a class is full, you are automatically placed on the waiting list. • If you do not receive registration confirmation, please call the community or swim center.

DISCOUNTS

Santa Rosa residents receive a $10 discount per session on most classes and activities. This discount is provided at registration. Please Note: Program and other fees are subject to change. See updates at SantaRosaRec.com.

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DISABILITY ACCOMODATION Persons with disabilities are invited and welcome to participate in all classes and activities. All Recreation & Parks buildings, pools and parks are wheelchair accessible. Some unpaved trails within our parks may not be fully accessible for those with mobility disabilities. Every effort will be made to accommodate activity and program participation on an individual basis. Please contact staff at the facility where you would like to participate, preferably at least two weeks in advance of the class or activity start date, to request individual accommodation. General requests for accommodation or barrier removal can be submitted directly to Recreation and Parks at 707-543-3737 or through the City at SRCity.org/200/ Americans-With-Disabilities-Act#BR.

CONTACT US

543-3737 • ActivityGuide@srcity.org TDD For Hearing & Speech Impaired M-F, 8am-5pm • 707-543-3289.

CENTERS

Finley Community Center M-F, 8am-6pm 707-543-3737 Person Senior Wing M-F, 8am-5pm • 707-543-3745 Steele Lane Community Center M-F, 8am-5pm • 707-543-3282

POOLS

Finley Aquatic Center M-F, 6am-8pm; Sat, 9am-1pm; Sun, 10am-1pm • 707-543-3760 Ridgway Swim Center M-F, 9am-4pm; Sat/Sun 9am-1pm 707-543-3421

SPORTS

Play Santa Rosa Sports Message Hotline 707-543-4317 Sports Field Conditions • 707-543-3474 Updated M-F at 3pm

RENTALS

Info Line: 707-543-3733 Finley Community Center rentfinley@srcity.org Person Senior Wing rentfinleyseniorcenter@srcity.org Steele Lane Community Center rentsteele@srcity.org DeTurk Round Barn rentdeturkroundbarn@srcity.org Church of One Tree rentchurchofonetree@srcity.org Group Picnic Reservations 707-543-3753, picnics@srcity.org, or at Finley Community Center M-F, 9am-5pm

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INDEX AARP Driver Safety Program

43

Facilities Information

Active Adults 50+

39-43

Fishing

Aquatics

44-52

Fitness Classes:

Art Exhibits

4-5

Adult

16 front insde cover

Basketball (Youth) Birthday Parties

Boating & Sailing Classes

27, 32

Bocce

38

Camps:

Summer Camps

19-20

3, 6

Softball (Adult)

38

Special Interest (Adult)

36-37

Special Interest (Youth)

17-18

34-35

Sports (Adult)

38

Senior

41

Sports (Youth)

15-16

Youth

15-16

Golf Gymnastics (Youth) Horsemanship

Spring Camps

55

Summer Jobs

back inside cover

38

Swim

44-52

15, 20, 26

T-ball

16

18, 27

Horseshoes

Tai Chi

34, 41

38

Tennis (Adult)

38

12, 16, 21-31

Howarth Park

6

Tennis (Youth)

26

Cards (Drop-in)

41

iPhone & iPad

36

Teeny/Tiny Tots

12

Crafting (Senior)

41

Judo (12+)

35

Ukulele

41

Creek Activities

8

KidScience Camp

24

Voice Overs

36

Dance Classes:

Luther Burbank Home & Gardens

7

Volunteer

9

Ballet/Tap (Youth)

13

Pickleball

38

Watercolor (Seniors)

42

Belly Dance

33

Pilates (Adult)

34

Walking Poles

42

Flamenco

33

Picnic Reservations

55

Water Fitness

45

Israeli Folk Dance

33

Rec Dept. info in Spanish

53

Waterpolo

45

Line Dance

33

Registration

55

Work Experience

Dodgeball (Youth)

16

Rentals, Park & Facility

54-55

Yoga (Adult)

34

Dog Training

37

Rural Cemetery Tours

2-3, 7

Yoga (Youth)

26

Drama (Youth)

14

Scholarship/Donations

55

Zumba Gold

35

23-24

Senior Center Activities

39-43

Engineering Camp (Youth) Events (Community)

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2-3

Soccer (Youth)

10-11

16

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Summer Jobs with Rec & Parks

Spend your summer days at Santa Rosa’s parks, lake, pools, school sites, and community centers. All positions will earn $15 or more per hour beginning July 1 with the increase in minimum wage!

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Camp Counselors Lifeguards & Swim Instructors Youth Activity Specialists Youth Sports Coaches Community Center Assistants Howarth Park Snack Bar & Boat Rental Aides Barn Attendants Amusement Ride Operators Adult Softball Scorekeepers Building & Pool Aides

Get all the information on spring and summer jobs with Rec & Parks & how to apply at SRCity.org/recjobs Apply now—most positions are filled by April!


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Registration for Spring/Summer 2020 classes begins January 30, 2020 – Look for our Fall/Winter 2020 Guide in the mail August 2020 –

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The Census happens in 2020. Get counted Santa Rosa!

What’s the Census and why should I participate? • Every 10 years, the U.S. Census Bureau counts every person in the U.S. • Census data determines federal representation and is used to distribute over $675 billion dollars in annual federal funds to state and local governments for housing, emergency services, roads, schools, healthcare, child care and other vital programs. • A complete and accurate census count will help ensure our community gets its share of federal funding and political representation!

How do I complete the Census? Online Can be completed online in 13 languages

Phone Can be completed by phone in 13 languages

Mail Request Census form in English or Spanish to mail back to Census Bureau

When do I complete the Census? March: Invitations are mailed out asking households to respond to the online Census. Reminder letters go out towards the end of the month. April: Reminder postcards sent to households that haven’t responded online. May receive reminder letter & paper questionnaire if haven’t responded by 4th reminder. May: Census takers visit households that haven’t responded.

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Spring/Summer 2020 Activity Guide  

It's all in here! Camp Wa-Tam, fun community events, cool activities for kids, sports leagues, events/classes for seniors & more! We have so...

Spring/Summer 2020 Activity Guide  

It's all in here! Camp Wa-Tam, fun community events, cool activities for kids, sports leagues, events/classes for seniors & more! We have so...