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N OVATO Parks, Recreation and Community Services FIND YOUR FUN pre-k & tiny tots arts & crafts theater dance sports camps gymnastics leagues fitness

Imagine the Possibilities Programs for Children, Teens & Adults www.NovatoFun.org

December - April 2013

Greetings and Welcome! Moving Toward a Healthier Tomorrow Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) is the buzz, with national attention focused on reducing childhood obesity, and improving the health of all. Two years ago Novato joined Let’s Move Cities, Towns, and Counties, and staff remains involved with the County’s HEAL efforts. Novato City Council adopted a resolution in support of HEAL, which is dedicated to improving easy access to healthy food and active living opportunities. So, “What does this mean to you?” It means in our programs we provide healthy snack options, teach healthy eating, and provide opportunities for youth, teens, adults and seniors to be active. Everything we do to eat better, move more, and stay free of disease supports Novato as a healthy, thriving community. That means success for all of us. With eleven (11) community recreation buildings, multiple outdoor recreation areas including fields, tennis courts, parks, playgrounds for tots and children, bocce courts, walking paths, and open lawn areas, getting moving in Novato is easy! Open this Activity Guide and see what we offer!

Pam Shinault Director, Parks, Recreation & Community Services

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ART Front Cover Photo by Kathy Kormos On the Cover: Malia Lewis and Ella Aguiar

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Imagine the Possibilities . . . Table of Contents

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CHILDRENS & TEENS

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Community Calendar................................................. 4 Preschool................................................................... 8 Child Care Services................................................. 10

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Childrens Programs................................................. 11

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Gymnastics.............................................................. 18

Children & Teen Athletics........................................ 13

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Aquatics................................................................... 23

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Adult Athletics.......................................................... 27

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Teen Programs........................................................ 24 Adult Programs........................................................ 28 Margaret Todd Senior Center.................................. 36 Novato Independent Elders..................................... 38 Novato Senior Citizens Club................................... 41 Novato History Museum.......................................... 42 Park Facilities, Rentals............................................ 43 Council and Commission Information..................... 45 Flood Safety Information......................................... 46 Need Assistance?................................................... 47 Community Phone Numbers................................... 47 Registration Information.......................................... 48 Index........................................................................ 52

Novato Gymnastics Center 950 Seventh Street Novato, CA 94945 (415) 899-8279 (415) 897-6395 Fax M/W/F, 9-4:30PM Tu/Th, 9-6PM

Margaret Todd Senior Center Register for all programs at these Customer Service Centers. Customer Service Centers will be closed for the holidays Nov. 21-24 and Dec. 24- Jan. 4.

1560 Hill Road Novato, CA 94947 (415) 899-8290 (415) 897-0239 Fax Monday - Friday 9-5PM

You Cancelled The Class I Wanted To Take! Sorry, but our excellent programs are sometimes cancelled when everyone waits until the last minute to register. We need to make decisions before the start date to allow for proper preparation. Please register early to avoid disappointment. www.novato.org/prcs

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Imagine the Possibilities . . . Community Calendar November 6th Grade Rec Night

Fri., Nov. 2, 7-9:30PM Downtown Recreation Center, 899-8271, Tickets $10

Evening of Live Big Band Music

Tues. Nov. 27, 7:30PM Margaret Todd Senior Center $5 at door, 899-8290

January Evening of Live Big Band Music

Inaugural Ball Tues., Jan. 22 7:30PM Margaret Todd Senior Center $10 at door, 899-8290

February

Sat., Dec. 1, 10AM-4PM Margaret Todd Senior Center 899-8290

Evening of Live Big Band Music

Tues., Apr. 23, 7:30PM Margaret Todd Senior Center $5 at door, 899-8290

Evening of Live Big Band Music

Tues., Feb. 26, 7:30PM Margaret Todd Senior Center $5 at door, 899-8290

7th & 8th Grade Dance

March 6th Grade Rec Night

Fri., Mar. 1, 7-9:30PM Downtown Recreation Center, 899-8271, Tickets $10

Breakfast with Santa

Sun., Dec. 2, 9:30AM-12PM Margaret Todd Senior Center $6 at the door, children under 12 are free 899-8290 See page 36 for more information.

“Annie” Performance

Fri., Dec. 7, 7PM and Sat., Dec. 8, 1pm Hamilton Community Center Adults $7 in advance/$10 at the door 899-8290 or 899-8279

Recreational Gymnastics Meet Sat., Dec. 15, 2:00-4:30 PM Novato Gymnastics Center $5 per person, 899-8279

Teen Wave & Junior Theater Production of “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” Mar. 8 & 9, 7PM Margaret Todd Senior Center Adults $7, Students/Seniors $5, Children 12 & Under $2 899-8290 or 899-8279

Novato Classic Gymnastics Meet

Sat., Mar. 16 and Sun., March 17 For session times and admission price go to www.novatogymnastics.org Novato Gymnastics Center, 899-8279

Evening of Live Big Band Music

Tues., Mar. 26, 7:30PM Margaret Todd Senior Center $5 at door, 899-8290

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“Trash to Treasures” Flea Market

7th & 8th Grade Dance

Fri., Feb. 8, 7-10PM Downtown Recreation Center, 899-8271, Tickets $10

December Holiday Crafts Faire

Novato Clean and Green Day

Sat., Apr. 20, 9-12PM Start at Scottsdale Pond 899-8244

Sat., Apr. 20, 9AM-3PM FREE! Margaret Todd Senior Center, 1560 Hill Rd. 899-8290

Holiday Crafts Faire

Fri.,Nov. 30, 6-9PM Margaret Todd Senior Center 899-8290

April

Summer/Fall available mid-April

Fri., Apr. 26, 7-10PM Downtown Recreation Center, 899-8271, Tickets $10

Fishing in the City

Sat., Apr. 27, 8-12PM Scottsdale Pond, 899-8279 or 899-8279. See page 11 for more information.

Novato Celebrates!

Sat., Apr. 27 12-4PM Miwok Park, 2200 Novato Blvd. NovatoMulticulturalCommission@earthlink.net.

Novato Clean and Green Day Saturday, April 20th 9-12PM Start at Scottsdale Pond For more information call 899-8244

Imagine the Possibilities . . . Upcoming Events

Breakfast with Santa

Holiday Crafts Faire

Sunday, December 2nd 9:30-12PM

Margaret Todd Senior Center 1560 Hill Road

Margaret Todd Senior Center 1560 Hill Road

Friday, November 30  6-9PM Saturday, December 1  10-4PM

Join Novato Kiwanis and the Margaret Todd Senior Center for a festive breakfast. Enjoy the morning with family and friends and make sure to take your photo with Santa. Call the Center at 899-8290 for more information. $5 at the door

Start your holiday shopping with 55+ booths of handcrafted items. Enjoy fresh greens, jewelry, crafts, specialty foods and more! Free admission! 899-8290

Trash to Treasures Flea Market

Novato Celebrates!

Margaret Todd Senior Center’s Spring Flea Market is back! Rent a booth to sell your goods or simply come to shop for unique treasures. Hot dogs, snacks and drinks will be available at the snack bar. Applications available in January. More information: 899-8290.

NovatoMulticulturalCommission@earthlink.net.

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Saturday, April 27th Noon to 4PM Miwok Park, 2200 Novato Blvd.

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Fishing in the City, co-sponsored by the City, Department of Fish and Game, and Novato Sunrise Rotary, provides bait, tackle and rods needed for a fun filled family outing. Normal State fishing regulations apply at Scottsdale Pond. Anyone 16 years and older must have a California Fishing License. Pre-registration is advised to ensure a space. Drop-ins are welcome if space is available. Last clinic begins at 10:30AM. For more information, see page 11. FREE!!!

www.novato.org/prcs

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A Message from City Manager Michael Frank Dear Novato Residents, No matter the season, it is always a good time to live, learn, and play in the City of Novato. As you can see, our Activity Guide is full of fun classes, activities, and programs for all ages and for many interests. Our Parks, Recreation and Community Services (PRCS) Department offers high-quality, affordable recreational opportunities and facilities, for you and your family. Additionally, PRCS offers financial assistance through scholarships and reduced-fee programs to assist families and individuals in need. Our hope is that you have a chance to experience these classes and activities throughout the year. Whether it is through parks and recreation, street maintenance, or public safety, we strive to “provide excellent services and enrich the quality of life within the community in a fiscally-responsible manner,” and are able to do this through a committed staff, an informed City Council, and an engaged citizenry. Visit our website and stay connected—we have a variety of resources to update you, including: • Our monthly e-Newsletter, Our Town—highlights of City projects, programs, and events • Our e-Notification service—an e-mail notification system providing timely City information on a variety of topics • Televised (via Novato Public Access TV) and live web-streaming of City Council meetings • Public workshops on topics of community interest • Updates on our Facebook page and Twitter feeds • Our website: www.novato.org—where you can sign up for our newsletter and notification service, and see how the City of Novato is working for you.

GOAL

To learn more about our plans for 2013, go to our website and explore our Strategic Plan— a blueprint for us to shape and guide our work, check our progress, and ensure that our priorities are in-line with that of the Council and community. I’ve included the four main goals in the Plan:

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G E N E R A L P L A N A N D E NV I R O N M E NT A L ST E W A R D S H I P Complete a General Plan and Housing Element update process that collaboratively engages the community and stakeholders in preparing a plan that is economically-sustainable, preserves Novato’s unique character and environment, reduces commute trips, promotes healthy living and environmental stewardship, and is compatible with existing neighborhoods. Outcome: An adopted General Plan and approved Housing Element that has community buy-in, and preserves Novato’s unique character and environment. Increased awareness of the environment and our impact on natural resources. 6

Summer/Fall available mid-April

GOAL

Community Information

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FISCAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL SUSTAINABILITY Continue efforts to attain long-term fiscal stability (provision of services and care of community assets) and organizational excellence through improved efficiency and effectiveness, resources to maintain and replace City facilities, active management of employee compensation, growth in on-going revenue from City-owned assets, investment in technology and operational improvement and exploration of ongoing revenue generation. Clarify and provide options for Council and the community to decide how they want to attain fiscal sustainability.

GOAL

Outcome: A balanced and stable mix of ongoing revenues and expenditures that support services and daily operations, plus create adequate financial investment in City assets and infrastructure in the long term.

THRIVING BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT

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Through the promotion of Novato and our development of programs aimed at the recruitment and retention of high paying jobs, facilitate Novato becoming a key business destination. Facilitate a vibrant and restored downtown and other commercial centers that enhance community spaces, restaurant options, the retail environment, and the City’s financial base.

GOAL

Outcome: The prime business and retail destination in the North Bay with high paying jobs including clean and biotechnology sectors, and a downtown and other retail centers bustling with shoppers, event-goers, and employees with a retained small town character and active public spaces.

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COMMUNITY HEALTH AND SAFETY Build a strong and safe community by 1) connecting residents, neighborhoods, programs, and support systems for all, and 2) promoting active recreational opportunities utilizing programs, parks and community facilities. Outcome: An engaged community where neighbors look out for neighbors, residents mobilize to solve problems, and crime in Novato is kept extremely low. Healthy, fit Novatans living and working in an environment with healthy neighborhoods, and resident access to recreational programs and first-class community facilities. www.novato.org/prcs

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Imagine the Possibilities . . . Preschool Preschool Program

Teeny Tiny Tots

The Preschool Program consists of dropoff classes for children ages 2½ through 5 years old. Classes are divided by age and are held in a safe, friendly environment. Classes run in two-month sessions from the end of August–June. The program follows the NUSD calendar and does not meet on school holidays. Children must meet the required age levels prior to the start of each session.

This class is designed as a stepping stone into Tiny Tots. The class meets two mornings per week. Teeny Tiny Tots offers socialization, age appropriate activities, creative play, and unstructured activity time. There is no online or automated phone registration available for new participants.

Each class offers a preschool play experience designed to meet the social needs of each particular age group. Classes include activities such as arts and crafts, indoor and outdoor play, games, music and educational games. Children will work in small groups and interact in social activities. Children in Tiny Tots and Pre-K must be toilet trained. Teeny Tiny Tots do not need to be toilet trained. Registration: The end of August is the start of the new school year and registration is open on a first come, first served basis. For ongoing registration, existing participants have priority to re-enroll in the same program before the class is opened to new participants. Applications for registration will be accepted by mail, fax or walk-in during the specified registration periods. On-line registration is available for students enrolled in the previous session. There is no online or automated phone registration available for new participants in this program. Class sizes are limited, early registration is recommended.

Preschool Tiny Tots Registration Dates Session Dates 1/7-3/1

Current Participants 11/27-11/29

New Participants 12/4 until full

3/4-4/26

1/22-1/24

1/29 until full

4/29-6/7

3/26-3/28

4/2 until full

Ages: 2½ -3½ years old Instructor: PRCS Staff

Day Tu, Th Tu, Th Tu, Th

Dates Jan 8-Feb 28 Mar 5-Apr 25 Apr 30-Jun 6

Time 9:45-10:45AM 9:45-10:45AM 9:45-10:45AM

Res/Non $160/$173 $160/$173 $136/$149

Code 17045 17046 17133

Location: Lu Sutton Child Care, 1800 Center Road No Class 2/19, 2/21, 4/9 & 4/11.

Tiny Tots

Ages: 3½-4½ years old Instructor: PRCS Staff This class meets three mornings per week, and offers socialization and a wide variety of age appropriate activities. It is designed for children who will not be old enough to enter Kindergarten in the Fall of 2013. There is no online or automated phone registration available for new participants. Must be toilet trained. Day M, W, F M, W, F M, W, F

Dates Jan 7-Mar 1 Mar 4-Apr 26 Apr 29-Jun 7

Time 9:40-11:40AM 9:40-11:40AM 9:40-11:40AM

Res/Non $225/$238 $225/$238 $199/$212

Code 17050 17051 17134

Location: Lu Sutton Child Care, 1800 Center Road No Class 1/21, 2/15, 2/18-22, 4/8-4/12, 5/24 & 5/27. Bring a snack. Must be toilet trained.

Pre-K

Ages: 4-5 years old Instructor: PRCS Staff This class is designed to ease the transition and teach skills needed to attend Kindergarten. The class meets four mornings per week. The Fall 2012/2013 school year program is designed for children who start Kindergarten in the Fall of 2013. Children must be at least 4 years old by October 1, 2012. There is no online or automated phone registration available for new participants. Day M-Th M-Th M-Th

Dates Jan 7-Feb 28 Mar 4-Apr 25 Apr 29-Jun 6

Time 9-11:30AM 9-11:30AM 9-11:30AM

Res/Non $371/$384 $371/$384 $319/$332

Code 16974 16975 17135

Location: Lu Sutton Child Care, 1800 Center Road Bring a snack and drink each day. No Class 1/21, 2/18-2/21, 4/8-4/11 &5/27.

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Summer/Fall available mid-April

Imagine the Possibilities . . . Preschool Hamilton Pre-K/Tiny Tots Program

Mini Soccer

This program offers a healthy balance of play and academics to stimulate social, emotional and educational growth. It will be taught by California Credentialed teachers, who have preschool and elementary school experience, and are knowledgeable in NUSD curriculum and standards. This program will offer necessary preparation for Kindergarten and teachers will monitor and evaluate growth and Kindergarten readiness for Pre-K aged kids. Teachers will provide a loving and playful environment and utilizing the Positive Discipline strategies they are certified in. Children must be 3½ years old.

Ralph Montes has worked with players of every age/level, from college to the youth recreational level, and are best known for their energetic, positive and fun coaching style. Ball control, dribbling and passing skills are emphasized through small activities and friendly competition. These classes are for preschoolers 3-5 years old looking to learn new skills and have fun.

Ages: 3½ years - 5 years old Instructor: Leslie Robertson and Nancy O’Neil

Day M, W, F M, W, F M, W, F

Dates Jan 7-Feb 15 Feb 25-Apr 5 Apr 15-May 10

Time 9-12PM 9-12PM 9-12PM

Ages: 3-5 years old Instructor: Ralph Montes

Res/Non $290/$303 $330/$343 $220/$233

Code 16853 16854 16855

Location: Hamilton Community Center, Bay Room, 503B South Palm Drive Students must be potty trained. Please bring a healthy snack.

Day Th Th F F Th Th F F Th Th F F

Dates Jan 3-Feb 14 Jan 3-Feb 14 Jan 4-Feb 15 Jan 4-Feb 15 Feb 28-Apr 4 Feb 28-Apr 4 Mar 1-Apr 5 Mar 1-Apr 5 Apr 18-May 30 Apr 18-May 30 Apr 19-May 31 Apr 19-May 31

Time 9:30-10:15AM 10:20-11:05AM 3:30-4:15PM 4:20-5:05PM 9:30-10:15AM 10:20-11:05AM 3:30-4:15PM 4:20-5:05PM 9:30-10:15AM 10:20-11:05AM 3:30-4:15PM 4:20-5:05PM

Res/Non $70/$80 $70/$80 $70/$80 $70/$80 $70/$80 $70/$80 $70/$80 $70/$80 $70/$80 $70/$80 $70/$80 $70/$80

Code 16922 16923 16924 16925 16926 16927 16928 16929 16930 16931 16932 16933

Location: Downtown Recreation Center, Pocket Park, 950 7th St.

Hamilton Pre-K/Tiny Tots Registration Dates Session Dates

Current Participants

New Participants

1/7 - 2/15

12/3 - 12/7

12/10

2/25 - 4/5

2/12 - 2/15

2/18

4/15 - 5/10

4/1 - 4/5

4/8

Athletics

Tiny Tiger ATA Taekwondo Ages: 4-6 years old Instructor: Alex Miller

Miller’s ATA Black Belt Academy offers fun-filled, action-packed classes for all ages, is a certified branch of the American Taekwondo Association, and has been in Marin County for over 20 years. It is dedicated to giving you an exciting experience that will build character, self-confidence, physical fitness and self-esteem. Day M, W M, W M, W

Dates Time Jan 7-Feb 13 3:30-4PM Feb 25-Apr 3 3:30-4PM Apr 15-Jun 10 3:30-4PM

Res/Non $118/$131 $128/$141 $168/$181

Code 16671 16672 16673

Preschool & Jr. Kickers Ages: 4-10 years old Instructor: Julius Horvath

Indoor soccer clinics will be offered at the Hill Gymnasium and the Downtown Recreation Center for boys and girls ages 4-10. This is a great opportunity for your youngster to start learning the basic skills of the game. We have a highly qualified and experienced coaching staff. Our main emphasis is on LEARNING AND HAVING FUN AT THE SAME TIME! Parental participation for the 4-6 clinic is needed and greatly appreciated. For further information, please call (415) 898-8605. NOTE! NO SOCCER SHOES, ONLY TENNIS SHOES. 8 weeks Sunday Class Schedule Day Age Dates Time Res/Non Code Su 4-6 Jan 6-Feb 24 9:30-10:25AM $78/$88 16903 Su 7-10 Jan 6-Feb 24 10:30-11:25AM $78/$88 16904 Su 4-6 Mar 3-Apr 21 9:30-10:25AM $78/$88 16905 Su 7-10 Mar 3-Apr 21 10:30-11:25AM $78/$88 16906 Location: Hill Recreation Area, Gymnasium, 1560 Hill Road

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Saturday Class Schedule NEW Day Age Dates Time Res/Non Code Sa 5-6 Jan 5-Feb 23 9:30-10:25AM $78/$88 17194 Sa 5-6 Jan 5-Feb 23 10:30-11:25AM $78/$88 17195

Location: Hamilton Community Center, Recreation Room, 503B South Palm Drive

Sa 5-6 Sa 5-6

Instructor will sell uniforms in class ($60). No Class 1/21 & 5/27.

Location: Downtown Recreation Center, Pocket Park, 950 7th St.

www.novato.org/prcs

Mar 2-Apr 20 9:30-10:25AM $78/$88 17196 Mar 2-Apr 20 10:30-11:25AM $78/$88 17197

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Imagine the Possibilities . . . Childcare Childcare Lu Sutton Child Care

Lu Sutton Elementary School 1800 Center Road. 897-1574

Holiday Child Care

School Aged Child Care Novato Parks, Recreation & Community Services offers a before and after school licensed child care program at Lu Sutton School. The program is designed to provide a well-rounded recreation program for children attending Lu Sutton School, kindergarten through fifth grade. The program operates Monday through Friday from 6:30AM to 6:30PM. Special all day programs are provided on Teacher Work Days and certain holidays and vacation periods. Activities include active games, sports, gardening, sewing, cooking, indoor games, homework time and special events. Registration is limited. Participants must be registered and paid in advance (check or credit card). Call the staff at the Lu Sutton Child Care Program, 897-1574 for more information. License #210110178

Grades: K-5 Instructor: LSCC Staff

Open to children from any school! Spend your days off from school with the great staff of Lu Sutton Child Care. Activities in this action-packed program range from field trips, special events, daily active games, physical fitness challenges, healthy cooking projects, gardening with emphasis on good nutrition habits, guest speakers, and more. Call (415) 897-1574 for availability and information on scheduled daily events. $40 per day. Extra fees may be required on field trip days.

Winter/Holiday Break

November 19-21, January 2-4, and February 15, 2013 Highlights: Casino Day, Trip to Rowland Theaters, Special Holiday Crafts and Cooking Activites, Gameboy/Walkman Day, and Big Boardgames Day.

Lu Sutton is closed on the following days: Thurs. & Fri., November 22 & 23, 2012 Thanksgiving Holiday Dec. 24-Jan.1, 2013 Winter Break Mon., Jan. 21, 2013 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Mon., Feb. 18, 2013 Presidents’ Day Mon., May 27, 2013 Memorial Day Fri., Jun 14, 2013 Staff In-Service Day Lu Sutton Child Care will remain open on Lu Sutton Staff development/teacher work days and most non-school days, provided that we meet the minimum registration requirement of 10 children.

Mid Winter Break February 19-22

Highlights: Insect Discovery Lab, Trip to Rowland Theaters, Make Your Own Pizza Lunch, Foosball/Shuffleboard Tournaments, Trip to the Downtown Recreation Center, Finger Football Tournament, and a Wii Tournament. Note: Please bring a lunch each day. Field trips are subject to change.

Spring Break April 8-12

Highlights: Trip to Pioneer Park, Softball & T-Ball Games, Make Ice Cream, Plant a Garden Day, Easter Egg Hunt, and Special BBQ Hot Dogs/Chicken Lunch. Note: Please bring a lunch each day. Field trips are subject to change.

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Summer/Fall available mid-April

Imagine the Possibilities. . . Childrens’ Classes Cultural Arts

Creative Crafts for Kids

NEW!

Monkey and Me

Ages: 18 months-3 years old Instructor: April Lofgren

Ages: 3-9 years old Instructor: April Lofgren

This “parent and child” combination class is designed to help toddlers prepare for preschool with the help of having their loved one by their side. Your little monkey will have the opportunity to explore their own creativity while making new friends and familiarizing themselves to a structured program. Grandparents, caregivers, and other family members are welcome to be the child’s guide through the fun as everyone openly participates in activities such as art, music, games, stories and more. Day Fri Fri

Dates Feb 1-22 Mar 8 -29

Time 10:30-11:30AM 10:30-11:30AM

Res/Non $50/$60 $50/$60

Code 17205 17206

Location: Hamilton Community Center, West Wing Meeting Room, 503 South Palm Drive A $5 supply fee is payable to the instructor at the first class.

The Gift of Art

Grades: 1-6 Instructor: Leslie-Sahaba Marks

Dates Dec 8

Time 10-2PM

Res/Non $65/$75

Code 17156

Location: San Ramon School, Room C7, 45 San Ramon Way Please send a lunch snack with your child.

Children’s Theater Workshop Grades: 2-3 Instructor: Remy Carini

Explore the acting world in a non-competitive and fun atmosphere. Experience acting through various theater games, which include charades and improvisations. This workshop will also help children build their confidence. 6 weeks Day Dates W Jan 23-Feb 13 W Mar 27-May 8

Let your child express their creative side with this new and unique arts and crafts class. Multiple forms of art will be explored from the stroke of a paint brush to the fluff of a pompom and everywhere in between! Children will be taught that “Art is what you make of it” and will gain confidence in being able to take charge of their projects with their imagination running. Day Age Dates Time Fri 3-5 Feb 1-22 1:15-2:15PM Fri 3-5 Mar 8-29 1:15-2:15PM

Res/Non $55/$65 $55/$65

Code 17207 17208

Day Age Dates Time Fri 6-9 Feb 1-22 3:15-4:15PM Fri 6-9 Mar 8-29 3:15-4:15PM

Res/Non $55/$65 $55/$65

Code 17209 17210

Location: Hamilton Community Center, Art Studio, 503 South Palm Drive A $5 supply fee is payable to the instructor at the first class.

NEW!

During this half day workshop, we will explore line, form and color in a variety of media: acrylic paintings, sketches to go in their own decorated frames, soft cloth creatures and illuminated calligraphy. Students will be supported in their own creative expression and in developing different ways of ‘seeing.’ This includes seeing near and far (figure and background), as well as inner vision (dream art and imagination). Pictures of art through the ages from around the world will be shared to give a sense of the history of art and inspiration for their own work. Day Sa

NEW!

Time 3:15-4:15PM 3:15-4:15PM

Res/Non $80/$90 $116/$129

Location: Hill Community Room, 1560 Hill Road NO CLASS 4/10.

Code 16683 16684

Special Events

Fishing in the City

All Ages Instructor: PRCS Volunteers

FREE!

The ‘Fishing in the City’ program, which is co-sponsored by the City, the Department of Fish and Game and the Novato Sunrise Rotary, provides the bait, tackle and rods needed for a fun filled family outing. Normal State fishing regulations apply at Scottsdale Pond. Anyone 16 years and older must have a California Fishing License. Pre-registration is advised to ensure a space, however, drop-ins are welcome if space is available. Last clinic begins at 10:30 a.m. FREE!!! Day Sa Sa Sa Sa Sa Sa

Dates Apr 27 Apr 27 Apr 27 Apr 27 Apr 27 Apr 27

Time 8-8:30AM 8:30-9AM 9-9:30AM 9:30-10AM 10-10:30AM 10:30-11AM

Code 16807 16808 16809 16810 16811 16812

Fees: FREE! Location: Scottsdale Pond, Redwood & Rowland Blvds.

www.novato.org/prcs

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Imagine the Possibilities . . . Youth Theater Performances

NOW PLAYING “Annie”

“Grease”

Directed by Katia McHaney

Directed by Katia McHaney

Performances: Fri., Dec. 7, 7PM and Sat., Dec. 8, 1PM

Performances: Week of May 28 - June 2 Time and Location TBA.

Hamilton Community Center West Wing Auditorium 503 South Palm Drive

Adults $7 in advance, $10 at the door 899-8290 or 899-8279

Adults $7 in advance, $10 at the door 8998290 or 899-8279

Teen Wave & Junior Theater Production

Teen Wave Production

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“The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”

“Go Ask Alice”

Directed by Remy Carini

Directed by Remy Carini

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Performances: Friday, March 8 & Saturday, March 9, begins at 7pm

Performances: Friday, June 7, & Saturday, June 8, begins at 7pm

Margaret Todd Senior Center Auditorium 1560 Hill Road

Margaret Todd Senior Center Auditorium 1560 Hill Road

Adults $7, Students/Seniors $5, Children 12 & Under $2 899-8290 or 899-8279

Adults $7, Students/Seniors $5, Children 12 & Under $2 899-8290 or 899-8279

Summer/Fall available mid-April

Imagine the Possibilities. . . Childrens’ Athletics Baseball

Taekwondo

Ages: 6-12 years old Instructor: Alex Miller

Baseball Camps

Miller’s ATA Black Belt Academy offers fun-filled, action-packed classes for all ages! Find out why Taekwondo is the most popular martial art in the world! Miller’s ATA Black Belt Academy, a certified branch of the American Taekwondo Association, has been in Marin County for over 25 years and is dedicated to giving you an exciting experience that builds character, self-confidence, physical fitness and self-esteem. Instructor will sell uniforms in class ($60). No proration of fee due to late registration.

Beginning

Day Dates M, W Jan 7-Feb 13 M, W Feb 25-Apr 3 M, W Apr 15-Jun 10

Time 4-4:45PM 4-4:45PM 4-4:45PM

Res/Non $118/$131 $128/$141 $168/$181

Code 16674 16675 16676

Location: Hamilton Community Center, Recreation Room, 503B South Palm Drive No Class 1/21 & 5/27.

Intermediate

Day M, W M, W M, W

Dates Jan 7-Feb 13 Feb 25-Apr 3 Apr 15-Jun 10

Time 4:45-5:30PM 4:45-5:30PM 4:45-5:30PM

Res/Non Code $118/$131 16677 $128/$141 16678 $168/$181 16679

Location: Hamilton Community Center, Recreation Room, 503B South Palm Drive No Class 1/21 & 5/27.

Advanced Day M, W M, W M, W

Dates Jan 7-Feb 13 Feb 25-Apr 3 Apr 15-Jun 10

Time 5:30-6:15PM 5:30-6:15PM 5:30-6:15PM

Res/Non $118/$131 $128/$141 $168/$181

Code 16680 16681 16682

Location: Hamilton Community Center, Recreation Room, 503B South Palm Drive No Class 1/21 & 5/27.

Super Sports Camp

Grades: 1-5 Instructor: Kevin Mahoney Fun will be the name of the game at Super Sports Camp! Campers should be prepared for an action-packed three days. Dodgeball, Apple Tree, Softball and Soccer will be among the featured sports. Having fun and practicing good sportsmanship will be emphasized throughout the camp. 3 days Dates Nov 19-21

Time 9-3PM

A great way to get ready for BASEBALL SEASON! These two day weekend camps are geared toward fun, small group instruction. Players practice on-field skills with take home techniques prior to the start of the Little League season. Each player will receive four hours of FUN drills & instruction to teach proper fundamentals culminating in a two hour scrimmage. Please bring a glove, cleats and a water bottle. 2 days Day Ages Dates Time Res/Non Sa-Su 7-9 Feb. 9-10 9-12PM $78/$88 Sa-Su 10-12 Feb. 9-10 12:30-3:30PM $78/$88

Code 17212 17213

Sa-Su 7-9 Mar. 2-3 Sa-Su 10-12 Mar. 2-3

17212 17213

9-12PM $78/$88 12:30-3:30PM $78/$88

Location: Hill Fields, 1560 Hill Road

Spring Break Baseball Camp Ages: 7-12 years old Instructor: Carter Devol

This four day camp uses on field FUN to teach players proper fundamentals! The camp focuses on sharpening the skills of hitting, catching, throwing and base running through instructional games and drills. Each day, players spend the first 1 to 1.5 hours practicing drills, footwork and proper mechanics and the last 1.5 hours scrimmaging live on the field. Please bring a glove, cleats and a water bottle. 4 days Time Res/Non Code Day Ages Dates M-Th 7-9 Apr. 8-11 9-12PM $100/$113 17216 M-Th 10-12 Apr. 8-11 12:30-3:30PM $100/$113 17217 Location: Hill Fields, 1560 Hill Road

Basketball

Novato Basketball Academy Developmental Camp

Grades: 3-8 Instructor: Scott Morgan, Director of Novato Basketball Academy

Athletics

Day M-W

Ages: 7-12 years old Instructor: Carter Devol

Res/Non $85/$95

Code 16262

Location: Pleasant Valley School Blacktop/Fields, 755 Sutro Ave.

Join Scott Morgan and his high school basketball players (staff) for a fun and rewarding basketball experience. Campers will walk away with an improved basketball skill set and a desire to want to play this great game for years to come. We will emphasize the fundamentals of dribbling, passing, shooting and defense. Our drills that are taught can be practiced at home! Your new and/or improved skills will be tested by fun games and scrimmages. 3 days Day M-W

Dates Nov 19-21

Time 9-12PM

Res/Non $68/$78

Code 16275

Location: Hamilton Community Gymnasium, 5530 Nave Dr.

www.novato.org/prcs

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Imagine the Possibilities . . . Childrens’ Athletics 1st & 2nd Grade Basketball Camp

Novato Basketball Academy Grades: K-2, 3-6 Instructor: Scott Morgan, Director of Novato Basketball Academy

Grades: 1-2 Instructor: PRCS Staff

The Novato Basketball Academy offers youth the opportunity to improve their skills for the upcoming season. Introduce and instruct boys and girls the essentials of basketball. Shooting, footwork and ball handling emphasized. Drills taught can be practiced at home! Physical fitness incorporated. Improve your fundamental basketball skills! Enhance your ability to perform your best in your chosen basketball league. Space is limited to 12 players. No proration of fee due to late registration.

A three day basketball camp for 1st and 2nd grade girls and boys in which we will emphasize the fundamental skills of passing, ball handling, shooting, rebounding and defense.

Day Grade Dates M K-2 Jan 7-Feb 11 M 3-6 Jan 7-Feb 11

Time Res/Non Code 6:30-7:25PM $98/$108 16944 7:30-8:25PM $98/$108 16945

M M

K-2 3-6

Feb 25-Apr 1 Feb 25-Apr 1

6:30-7:25PM $98/$108 16946 7:30-8:25PM $98/$108 16947

M M

K-2 3-6

Apr 15-May 20 6:30-7:25PM $98/$108 17119 Apr 15-May 20 7:30-8:25PM $98/$108 17120

Location: Hill Gym, 1560 Hill Road

1st & 2nd Grade Basketball Leagues Grades: 1-2

Separate basketball leagues for boys and girls in the first and second grades will begin in mid-December and run through mid-March. This is an instructional, recreational league that keeps competition to a minimum while emphasizing basketball fundamentals and sportsmanship. Each team will play approximately 10 games. Games will be played weeknights at 4PM, 5PM, 6PM & 7PM and on weekends from 9-6PM. The first and second grade basketball league will be coached by volunteer parents. Teams will be formed by the Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department. All players will be notified by their coach about their first practice. Every player is required to wear a reversible red and white numbered jersey. The jersey is available for purchase at the Novato Gymnastics Center, 950 7th Street for $21.70. Registration accepted November 5 November 30. Coaches are needed: The success of this program is dependent on volunteer coaches. If you can help, please contact Brent Mosbacher at 899-8271 or bmosbacher@novato.org. Fees: Resident $70 1st Boys Code: 16359 2nd Boys Code: 16360

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Non-resident $80 1st Girls Code: 16361 2nd Girls Code: 16362

Day M-W

Dates Nov 19-21

Time 9-12PM

Res/Non Code $68/$78 16308

Location: Hill Gym, 1560 Hill Road Participants are encouraged to bring a water bottle.

Girls’ Basketball Leagues Grades: 3-8

We will have three leagues for girls: 3rd & 4th, 5th & 6th and 7th & 8th grade leagues. Registration begins on Tuesday, October 2 and continues through Friday, November 16. Late registration will continue until Friday, November 30 if spaces are still available. Practices and games held after school and evenings, between 2:30 - 9:00 p.m., Mon.Fri., and weekends between 9AM and 7PM. Game and practice times are dependent on the volunteer coaches’ schedule and gym availability. Teams are formed by Park & Recreation Staff after assessment day. NO REQUESTS. Coaches are needed: The success of this program is dependent on volunteer coaches. If you can help, please contact Brent Mosbacher at 899-8271 or bmosbacher@novato.org. Assessment Schedule Day Date Grade Sa Dec 1 3 Sa Dec 1 4 Sa Dec 1 5 Sa Dec 1 6 Sa Dec 1 7 Sa Dec 1 8

Time 9-9:45AM 10-10:45AM 12-12:45PM 1-1:45PM 3-3:45PM 3-3:45PM

Location Hill Gym Hill Gym Hill Gym Hill Gym Hill Gym Hill Gym

Code 16363 16364 16365 16366 16367 16368

Early Fees (reg by 11/16): Resident $90 Non-resident $100 Fees (after 11/16): Resident $100 Non-resident $113 Games begin early January through mid-March. Each player is required to wear a reversible red and white numbered jersey which can be purchased at the Novato Gymnastics Center, 950 7th St. for $21.70..

Summer/Fall available mid-April

Imagine the Possibilities. . . Athletics/Dance Novato School of Dance

Arena Flag Football League Grades: 4-5, 6-8

Each team will play approximately 7 games and attend one skills combine. Teams will be formed by league officials. Teams will be coached by volunteer coaches. (No team requests please.) Team size will be limited to approximately 8 players; 4 players play at a time, on both offense and defense. Every player will play approximately 50% of each game. Games played at Hill Gym on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Sundays & occasional Saturdays. Mandatory Skills Combine: Sunday, Dec. 9, 4th & 5th grade league from 4-5PM and 6th & 8th grade league from 5:306:30PM. If interested in becoming a volunteer coach, contact Brent Mosbacher at 899-8271 or bmosbacher@novato.org. Registration deadline is Thursday, December 6th. Skills Combine Date Su, Dec 9 Su, Dec 9

Grade 4-5 6-8

Time 4-5PM 5:30-6:30PM

Hamilton Community Center 503B South Palm Drive Whatever your dance aspirations, training with Novato School of Dance will bring you inspiration and growth in a friendly, professional atmosphere. We hope you can join us for one of our classes this fall!

Novato School of Dance Faculty Megan Titus has been teaching dance and fitness classes in Northern California for more than 10 years. She has a Bachelor’s of Creative Arts degree, with an emphasis in dance and musical theater. Megan loves being an instructor for Novato School of Dance! Jennifer Humble has taught for Novato School of Dance for the past 3 years while studying as an undergraduate student at Dominican University. Jennifer has studied dance for the past 15 years and is happy to teach our Thursday afternoon Hip Hop classes.

Code 16310 16311

Fees: Resident $70 Non-resident $80 Location: Hamilton Community Gym, 5530 Nave Drive Games begin on January 9. League ends on February 14. Each player is required to wear a reversible red and white numbered jersey that can be purchased at the Novato Gymnastics Center, 950 7th Street for $21.70.

Kimberly Terral is a former elementary school teacher who has taught dance to children of all ages. She has directed and choreographed children’s programs in Marin County for over 15 years. She is excited to teach children the love of dance!

Jr. Soccer

Ages: 6-8 years old Instructor: Ralph Montes Ralph has been teaching our Mini Soccer program for 4 years and is ready to take your child to the next level. Along with basic skills instruction your child will advance into learning better ball control, passing, game play and scrimmages. All players should wear appropriate shoes and bring a water bottle. 6/7 weeks Day Age Dates Time Res/Non F 6-8 Mar 1-Apr 5 5:10-5:55PM $70/$80 F 6-8 Apr 19-May 31 5:10-5:55PM $70/$80

Code 16934 16935

Location: Novato Downtown Recreation Center, Pocket Park, 950 7th Street

Novato School of Dance Dress Code Rhythm and Movement (Age 3) & Pre-Ballet (Ages 4-5): Hair must be out of face; hair that gets

in their face can be very distracting for young dancers. Dancers need to wear a leotard, tights, and leather ballet shoes. Absolutely NO BARE FEET IN CLASS!

Ballet and Jazz Dance (Levels 1 & 2): Hair must be out of face; hair that gets in their face can be very distracting for young dancers. Dancers need to wear a leotard, tights, and leather ballet shoes, or jazz shoes.

All Hip Hop Classes: Tennis shoes and comfortable clothing that does not restrict the dancers movement. NO DRESSES OR SKIRTS IN CLASS PLEASE.

www.novato.org/prcs

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Imagine the Possibilities . . . Novato School of Dance Ballet and Tap, Combo Class

Pre-Jazz/Hip Hop

This combination class serves as a perfect introduction to two dance subjects on the same day! This is an ideal class to develop movement skills, sense of rhythm, music awareness and developmental fitness, as it enriches lives with a love of dance at an early age. Price includes recital and costume fee for Dancer’s Showcase Recital May 18th.

This upbeat class introduces young dancers to jazz and hip hop fundamentals and uses age-appropriate and non-suggestive music/ movements. Price includes recital and costume fee for Dancer’s Showcase Recital May 18th.

Ages: 4-5 years old Instructor: Kimberly Terral

Day Tu

Dates Time Jan 15-May 14 1:30-2:30PM

Ages: 4-5 years old Instructor: Kimberly Terral

Res/Non $218/$231

Code 16733

Location: Hamilton Community Center, Dance Studio, 503B South Palm Drive

Pre-Ballet

Res/Non $200/$213

Code 17151

Location: Hamilton Community Center, Recreation Room, 503B South Palm Drive

Pre-Tap

Ages: 4-5 years old Instructor: Kimberly Terral

Ages: 4-5 years old Instructor: Megan Titus

The Pre-ballet class introduces students to a formal study of classical ballet through age-appropriate skill development, creative expression, and music appreciation, while exploring the relationship between music and dance. Students will learn basic ballet vocabulary and steps. Price includes recital and costume fee for Dancer’s Showcase Recital May 18th. Dates Jan 14-May 13 Jan 15-May 14 Jan 16-May 15 Jan 19-May 11

Time 3-3:45PM

No Class 2/19 & 4/9

No Class 2/19 & 4/9.

Day M Tu W Sa

Day Dates Tu Jan 15-May 14

Time 5:30-6:15PM 11:30-12:15PM 3-3:45PM 9-9:45AM

Res/Non Code $188/$201 16967 $200/$213 16968 $188/$201 16969 $188/$201 16970

Location: Hamilton Community Center, Dance Studio, 503B South Palm Drive No Class 1/21, 2/18, 2/19, 2/20, 2/23, 4/8, 4/9, 4/10, 4/13 & 4/24.

NEW!

This new class is excellent for developing movement skills, sense of rhythm, music awareness while learning the fundamental steps of tap dancing. It’s at the perfect time and of shorter length so that it can be taken prior to the Wednesday Pre-Ballet class, if students are interested in taking both Ballet and Tap. This class can also be taken independently if a child is only interested in Tap dancing. Price includes recital and costume fee for Dancer’s Showcase Recital May 18th. Day Dates W Jan 16-May 15

Time Res/Non 2:30-2:55PM $128/$141

Code 16976

Location: Hamilton Community Center, Dance Studio, 503B South Palm Drive No Class 2/20, 4/10 & 4/17.

Creative Intro to Dancing Ballet

Age: 3 years old Instructor: Kimberly Terral (Tues.) and Jennifer Humble (Sat.)

Rhythm and Movement

Creative Intro to Dancing Ballet is a stimulating, fun and imaginative series of classes that introduces the fundamentals of dance while nurturing a child’s agility and musicality. Students learn to follow the teacher’s instructions while working in a challenging and supportive environment and interacting with their peers. By using games, props, toys and rhythm instruments, the class offers creative ways to challenge the child both mentally and physically. Price includes recital and costume fee for Dancer’s Showcase Recital May 18th.

This class will introduce students to a kinetic form of self-expression and imagination. Students will improve basic coordination and rhythm while learning dance basics. This 45 minute class is ideal for your preschooler if he/ she is constantly turning, jumping and moving to music. Price includes recital and costume fees for Dancer’s Showcase Recital, May 18th.

Day Tu Sa

Dates Time Res/Non Jan 15-May 14 10:30-11:15AM $200/$213 Jan 19-May 11 10-10:45AM $188/$201

Code 16793 16794

Location: Hamilton Community Center, Dance Studio, 503B South Palm Drive No Class 2/19, 2/23, 4/9 & 4/13.

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Age: 3 years old Instructor: Kimberly Terral

Day Dates Time Res/Non Tu Jan 15-May 14 9:30-10:15AM $200/$213

Code 16994

Location: Hamilton Community Center, Recreation Room, 503B South Palm Drive No Class 2/19 & 4/9.

Summer/Fall available mid-April

Imagine the Possibilities . . . Novato School of Dance Pom Pom Dance

Ballet & Jazz Dance Level 1

Pom Pom Dance is great exercise, helps eye-hand coordination and increases flexibility. Students learn basic jazz/hip-hop techniques and exciting arm/hand movements to today’s kidfriendly pop music. Each class begins with a warm-up and stretching section to improve flexibility and cardiovascular endurance. Over the course of the session, students will learn a full routine which involves multiple formation changes as well as visually effective arm movements that are enhanced with the use of pompoms/props. Pom Pom Dance is often confused with cheerleading; although many moves are similar, pom pom routines are set to music and do not involve vocal cheering as cheerleading does. Pom Pom Dance does not include mounts, gymnastics or tumbling. This competition free performing class allows your child to make new friends, become a part of a team and learn a fun, energetic pom pom style of dance! Clothing: Jazz or flexible tennis shoes, leotard or tank top, dance shorts or dance pants.

This class introduces students to fundamental ballet technique, vocabulary, exercises at the barre, stretching and center floor work. Students will also learn basic jazz dance steps such as jazz squares, chasses, kick ball change, and jazz pirouettes. This class will foster coordination, flexibility, creativity, and the joy of dancing. Price includes recital and costume fee for Dancer’s Showcase Recital May 18th.

Ages: 4-12 years old Instructor: Kimberly Terral

Day M M M

Age 4-5 6-7 8-12

Ages: 6-7 years old Instructor: Megan Titus

Dates Jan 14-May 13 Jan 14-May 13 Jan 14-May 13

Time 3-3:45PM 3:45-4:30PM 4:30-5:15PM

Res/Non Code $188/$201 16963 $188/$201 16964 $188/$201 16965

Day W

Dates Jan 16-May 15

Time 4-4:55PM

Res/Non $218/$231

Code 16729

Location: Hamilton Community Center, Dance Studio, 503B South Palm Drive No Class 2/20, 4/10 & 4/17.

Ballet & Jazz Dance Level 2 Ages: 8-12 years old Instructor: Megan Titus

No Class 1/21, 2/18 & 4/8. Price includes recital and costume fee for Dancer’s Showcase Recital May 18th.

In this class, the steps and ballet terminology become more challenging, but it is not too late to sign up as a beginner! Classes include ballet barre technique, center floor work, and many across the floor combinations that include jazz dance steps. The class is designed to improve balance, coordination, alignment, and strength of each dancer. Price includes recital and costume fee for Dancer’s Showcase Recital May 18th.

Tap Dancing

Day W

Location: Hamilton Community Center, Dance Studio, 503B South Palm Drive

Ages: 6-12 years old Instructor: Megan Titus

Dates Jan 16-May 15

Time Res/Non 5:30-6:30PM $218/$231

Code 16731

Location: Hamilton Community Center, Dance Studio, 503B South Palm Drive

This class is of shorter length and scheduled so that it can be taken after Ballet/Jazz Level 1, or before Ballet/ Jazz Level 2 for students who are interested in adding Tap to their weekly dance lessons. This class can also be taken independently if the student is only interested in Tap dancing. This class teaches rhythm, coordination and an introduction to basic tap fundamentals and terminology. As students progress they will learn to refine their tap skills and master more intricate footwork. This class is designed to accommodate a wide variety of skill level. Price includes recital and costume fee for Dancer’s Showcase Recital May 18th. Day W

Dates Jan 16-May 15

Time 5-5:30PM

Res/Non $128/$141

Code 17040

No class 2/20, 4/10 & 4/17.

Hip Hop Beg. & Int.

Ages: 6-12 years old Instructor: Jennifer Humble Hip Hop is a blend of today’s high energy urban dance steps. It can incorporate break dancing, popping and locking, funky and percussive movements. All the routines are set to movin’ and groovin’ upbeat music! Price includes recital and costume fee for Dancer’s Showcase Recital May 18th. Day Age Dates Time Res/Non F 6-7 Jan 18-May 17 3:30-4:15PM $188/$201 F 8-12 Jan 18-May 17 4:30-5:15PM $188/$201

Code 16864 16865

Location: Hamilton Community Center, Dance Studio, 503B South Palm Drive

Location: Hamilton Community Center, Dance Studio, 503B South Palm Drive

No Class 2/20, 4/10 & 4/17.

No Class 2/22 & 4/12.

www.novato.org/prcs

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Imagine the Possibilities . . . Gymnastics

CITY OF NOVATO GYMNASTICS CENTER

950 Seventh Street, Novato, CA 94945 Phone: (415) 899-8279 • Fax: (415) 897-6395 The Center Office will be closed for the holidays Nov. 21-24 and Dec. 24 - Jan. 5.

Gymnastics Registration Information

Register for all classes at the Novato Gymnastics Center

Priority 1 – Pre-Registration: For currently enrolled students remaining in the same class only. Priority 2 – Change in Level Registration: For currently enrolled students who are changing levels at the instructor’s request or due to their age. Processed after Priority 1, but before Priority 3.

Priority 3 – Open Registration: For new or returning students who are not currently enrolled. Class Discounts: If you register for 2 classes/week or have a second child registering within the same session, a $10

discount for the second child or second class will be applied. Does not apply to Gymnastics Team, Gymnastics Camps or Special Events. Location: Classes are taught at the Novato Gymnastics Center, 950 Seventh Street in Novato. Make-Up Policy: Each student is allowed one make up class each session. All make up classes must be scheduled through the front desk at the Gymnastics Center prior to the make up date and completed before the end of each session. Level 3 students do not make up missed classes. Refund Policy: Please see the City of Novato Parks, Recreation & Community Services Activities Guide for full policy or call the Novato Gymnastics Center for more information. Holidays: Most holidays are covered within the schedule and those days may not be made up unless specified by the Novato Gymnastics Center. 2012/2013 Gymnastics Session Calendar

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Session

Start Date

End Date

Holidays

Pre-Registration Priority 1/Priority 2

Open Registration Priority 3

2 7 weeks

Oct. 22

Dec. 15

Nov. 19 - 24

Oct. 1 - 6

Begins Oct. 9

3 8 weeks

Dec. 17

Feb. 16

Dec. 24 - Jan. 6 Jan. 21

Nov. 26 - Dec. 1

Begins Dec. 4

4 7 weeks

Saturday, Feb. 22

Apr. 20

Apr. 8 - 13 March 16

Jan. 28 - Feb. 2

Begins Feb 5

(415) 899-8279

Imagine the Possibilities . . . Gymnastics Preschool Gymnastics All of our preschool classes promote improved kinesthetic awareness (body and space), locomotor skills, balance, hand/eye coordination, foot/eye coordination as well as communication and social skills. All lesson plans are designed to be appropriate for the average physical/mental development for each age group.

Big & Little Gymnastics Ages: 12 months-2 years old

Instructors will teach you how to help your child use gymnastics equipment safely and effectively. Individual movement exploration and minimal organized activities are part of the curriculum of perceptual motor skills for toddlers. Additional benefits are the opportunity to socialize with other children of the same age, learn to share and follow simple directions. Day M W F Sa

Time 10:00-10:45AM 9:00-9:45AM 9:00-9:45AM 9:00-9:45AM

Fees: Resident $99

Instructor Marybeth Marybeth Marybeth Abby

Code BLM1000 BLW900 BLF900 BLS900

Yellow Stars Gymnastics

Non-resident $109

Ages: 3 years old

This is the first level of structured gymnastics without parent participation. Class emphasis is on fundamental gymnastics positions and skills on all gymnastics apparatus and floor exercise as well as gross motor skill activities, games and individual movement exploration, emphasizing social as well as physical development.

Little Stars Gymnastics Ages: 2 years old

A parent participation class for 2 year olds. Slightly more structured than Big & Little, but not an independent class. This class helps to transition students into Yellow Stars. Day M Tu W W Th F Sa

Time 9:00-9:45AM 9:00-9:45AM 10:00-10:45AM 4:30-5:15PM 10:00-10:45AM 9:30-10:15AM 10:00-10:45AM

Fees: Resident $99

Instructor Marybeth Marybeth Jennifer Kristen Marybeth Jennifer Abby

Day Mon Mon Tues Tues Wed Wed Wed Thurs Thurs Fri Fri Sat Sat

Time 9:00-9:45AM 11:00-11:45AM 10:00-10:45AM 11:00-11:45AM 9:00-9:45AM 11:00-11:45AM 3:30-4:15PM 10:00-10:45AM 11:00-11:45AM 10:00-10:45AM 11:00-11:45AM 9:00-9:45AM 11:00-11:45AM

Fees: Resident $99

Code LSM900 LST900 LSW1000 LSW430 LSTH1000 LSF930 LSS1000

Non-resident $109

www.novato.org/gymnastics

Instructor Braden Marybeth Marybeth Jennifer Jennifer Marybeth Kristen Jennifer Marybeth Samantha Samantha Lauren Abby

Code YSM900 YSM1100 YST1000 YST1100 YSW900 YSW1100 YSW330 YSTH1000 YSTH1100 YSF1000 YSF1100 YSS900 YSS1100

Non-resident $109

We Now Offer Gymnastics Birthday Parties!! See page 22 for more information

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Imagine the Possibilities . . . Gymnastics Red Stars Gymnastics

Blue Comets

Gross and fine motor skill activities, cooperative games, individual movement exploration are the emphasis at this level with fundamental recreational gymnastics skills on all apparatus and floor exercise.

Participation in this class is by invitation only. Although it is possible to attend once per week, it is highly recommended that students attend twice per week.

Ages: 4 years old

Day Mon Mon Tues Tues Tues Tues Wed Wed Wed Wed Wed Thurs Thurs Fri Fri Fri Sat Sat

Time 10:00-10:45AM 2:30-3:15PM 10:00-10:45AM 11:00-11:45AM 2:30-3:15PM 3:30-4:15PM 10:00-10:45AM 11:00-11:45AM 3:30-4:15PM 4:30-5:15PM 5:30-6:15PM 9:00-9:45AM 11:00-11:45AM 9:00-9:45AM 10:30-11:15AM 11:00-11:45AM 10:00-10:45AM 12:00–12:45PM

Fees: Resident $99

Ages: 5 years old

Instructor Braden Marybeth Jennifer Marybeth Marybeth Marybeth Marybeth Jennifer Braden Braden Kristen Marybeth Jennifer Samantha Jennifer Marybeth Lauren Abby

Code RSM1000 RSM230 RST1000 RST1100 RST230 RST330 RSW1000 RSW1100 RSW330 RSW430 RSW530 RSTH900 RSTH1100 RSF900 RSF1030 RSF1100 RSS1000 RSS1200

Non-resident $109

Fees: Resident $117

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$117 Resident $178 Resident

Code BCW230 BCTH430 BCS1100

$130 Non-resident $191 Non-resident

Boys’ Recreational Gymnastics Boys Green Stars Ages: 6-7 years old

This class is designed for boys with little or no gymnastics experience. The development of coordination, aerial awareness, strength and basic gymnastics skill progressions are all covered in this class. Time 3:30-4:25PM 4:30-5:25PM 10:30-11:25AM

Code BGT330 BGTH430 BGS1030 Non-resident $130

Boys’ Orange Stars

Basic gymnastics skills, flexibility, and strength development are emphasized at this level. Continued work on social skills is also incorporated in this class. Boys are welcome in any Blue Star classes, but the Boys Only class is not open to girls.

Boys Only Blue Stars Sat 9:30-10:25AM

Instructor Braden Shira Lauren

Fees: Resident $117

Ages: 5 years old

Time 9:00-9:55AM 4:30-5:25PM 2:30-3:25PM 3:30-4:25PM 4:30-5:25PM 2:30-3:25PM 11:30-12:25PM

Time 2:30-3:25PM 4:30-5:25PM 11:00-11:55AM

Fees: 1 day/wk 2 days/wk

Day Tu Th Sa

Blue Stars Gymnastics

Day Tues Tues Wed Wed Thurs Fri Sat

Day Wed Th Sat

Instructor Jennifer Miranda Marybeth Kirsten Staff Shira Miranda

Code BST900 BST430 BSW230 BSW330 BSTH430 BSF230 BSS1130

Braden

BSSB930

Ages: 8-10 years old

This class is for boys with little or no gymnastics experience. The development of coordination, aerial awareness, strength and gymnastics skill progressions are all covered in this class. Each class is 55 min/1 day per week, but we recommend attending two days per week. Day Tu Th

Time 4:30-5:25PM 3:30-4:25PM

Fees: Resident $117

Non-resident $130

(415) 899-8279

Code BOT430 BOTH330 Non-resident $130

Imagine the Possibilities . . . Gymnastics Girls’ Recreational Gymnastics Girls’ Green Stars Ages: 6-7 years old

This class is designed for the recreational gymnast with a beginner level of ability and knowledge of the sport. Day Mon Mon Tues Wed Wed Thurs Fri Sat

Time 3:30-4:25 PM 6:00-6:55 PM 3:30-4:25 PM 2:30-3:25 PM 6:00-6:55 PM 3:30-4:25 PM 3:30-4:25 PM 9:00-9:55 AM

Fees: Resident $117

Code GGM330 GGM600 GGT330 GGW230 GGW600 GGTH330 GGF330 GGS900

Girls’ Orange Stars Ages: 8+ years old

This class is designed for the recreational gymnast with a beginner level of ability and knowledge of the sport. Because older gymnasts have increased cognitive development, all Orange Star classes are 85 minutes long to allow for more time for verbal explanations and demonstrations. Day Mon Tues Thurs Fri Sat

Time 4:30-5:55 PM 3:30-4:55 PM 3:30-4:55PM 4:30-5:55 PM 10:00-11:25 AM

Fees: Resident $145

Code GOM430 GOT330 GOTH330 GOF430 GOS1000

Non-resident $158

Non-resident $130

Girls’ Green Comets Ages: 6-7 years old

Entrance into this class is by instructor recommendation only. Must have completed the Green Star Level. This class meets once a week, but attendance twice each week is highly recommended. Day Mon Wed Thur Fees:

Time 3:30-4:25 PM 3:30-4:25 PM 4:30-5:25 PM 1 day/wk 2 days/wk

Code GCM330 GCW330 GCTH430

$117 Resident $130 Non-resident $178 Resident $191 Non-resident

See page 44 for a detailed listing of facility locations. www.novato.org/gymnastics

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Imagine the Possibilities . . . Gymnastics Girls’ Orange Comets

High School and Adult Gymnastics

Entrance into this class is by instructor recommendation only. Must have completed the Orange Star Level. This class meets once a week, but attendance twice each week is highly recommended.

A loosely structured class for older teens and adults who are interested in learning basic gymnastic skills or for experienced gymnasts who want to continue their gymnastic training.

Day Mon Tues Thurs

Day

Time

M

7:00-8:30PM

Ages: 14+ years old

Ages: 8+ years old

Fees:

Time 4:30-5:55 PM 5:00-6:25 PM 5:00-6:25 PM 1 day/wk 2 days/wk

Code OCM430 OCT500 OCTH500

$145 Resident $158 Non-resident $219 Resident $232 Non-resident

Fees: Resident $145

Code AGM700

Non-resident $158

Acro/Tumbling Class Ages: 10-14 years old

Girls’ Level 1 and Level 2 Ages: 6+ years old

Emphasis is on various tumbling combinations, aerial awareness, and basic gymnastics skill progressions. Great for cheerleaders who are interested in working on their tumbling skills.

This class is by invitation only.

Day Mon/Wed

Level 1 2 Fees:

Day M/W M/W 2 days/wk

Time 4:30-5:55PM 4:30-5:55PM

Ages 6+ 6+

$219 Resident

Code L1M430 L2M430

Ages: 8+ years old

This class is by invitation only. Class meets once a week, but attendance twice a week is highly recommended. Level 1X 1X 2X 2X Fees:

Day Tu Th Tu Th 1 day/wk 2 days/wk

Time 5:30-6:55PM 5:30-6:55PM 5:30-6:55PM 5:30-6:55PM

Ages 8+ 8+ 8+ 8+

Code L1XT530 L1XTH530 L2XT530 L2XTH530

Res $145/Non $158 Res $219/Non $232

Girls’ Level 3 and Level 3X Ages: 6+ years old

This class is by invitation only. Level 3 and Level 3X students do not make up missed classes. Level 3 3X Fees:

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Day M/W T/TH 2 days/wk

Time 3:30-5:25PM 5:30-7:25PM $249 Resident

Fees: Resident $219

Ages 6+ 6+

Code L3M330 L3XT530

$262 Non-resident

Code ATM600 Non-resident $232

Celebrate Your Birthday With Novato Gymnastics!

Get Ready For Fun!

$232 Non-resident

Girls’ Level 1X - 2X Gymnastics

Time 6:00-7:25PM

Celebrate your child’s special day with captivating, age appropriate games and fun activities. Your child and guests will enjoy exclusive use of our air conditioned gymnastics facility. Just pick a date, and we’ll help with everything else. A variety of options are available to maximize convenience and meet all budgets. All parties include: • 1 hour of non-stop fun in the Gymnastics Center! • Birthday child is the center of all activities. • Experienced Novato Gymnastics teachers handle all gymnastics activities. • Perfectly planned celebration created specifically for your child, with special game requests made prior to the party. • Gymnastics, obstacle course and games led by our trained staff. • Activities are designed for all children to participate. • Exclusive use of the Gymnastics Center equipment in our state of the art facility. For more information: Phone: (415) 899-8279 Web: www.cityofnovato.org/gymnastics E-mail: activenovatobirthdayparties@gmail.com

(415) 899-8279

Imagine the Possibilities . . . Aquatics

NS OPE 013! Y 2 MA

Hamilton Community Pool

203 El Bonito Rd. Novato CA 94949 Pool Phone: (415) 883-7126 Terra Linda Community Center: (415) 485-3344 www.cityofsanrafael.org

OP MA ENS Y 2 013 !

The City of Novato will again partner with the City of San Rafael for Aquatic Program Services. San Rafael will provide swim lessons, water exercise, lap, recreation swimming and special events, and will coordinate pool rentals. San Rafael will handle all program registrations and rental reservations. This is an exciting partnership between two public agencies, who have come together to support a valued community asset. The renovated facility was, transformed from its weathered 1930’s era condition, to a state-of-the-art pool great for instruction, deep water exercise, and recreational and rental use. The site is also home to an exciting new water play structure with a slide and lots of water spray, great for even our youngest residents.

Joint Season Passes for the Hamilton and Terra Linda pools are available for one low price! For Detailed Information on

Group & Private Swim Lessons Call: (415) 485-3344 Check out the website at www.cityofsanrafael.org Email: terralindapool@cityofsanrafael.org

Looking for a place to hold your next party or special event? For information on renting a Novato Facility, visit www.novatofun.org (click on Parks and Facilities) or call 415-899-8977. For more information about Aquatics please visit www.cityofsanrafael.org

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Imagine the Possibilities . . . Teen Programs Pet First Aid & CPR Class

Classes

Ages: 14 years + Instructor: CPR Etc. Staff

Taekwondo, Teen & Adult Ages: 16 years + Instructor: Alex Miller

Pets are our indispensable family friends, full of innocence, loyalty and wonder. How do we keep our special someone safe? Learn the skills necessary to assist your best friend in their time of need; your pet would learn these skills for you in a heartbeat! This short 4 hour class will ensure you are ready to act with confidence when your friend needs you most. Scene safety, muzzling & restraining, rescue breathing, cpr, choking, shock, poisoning, hypothermia, snakebites, burns, fractures, car accidents, eye injuries, foot injuries, drowning, heat stroke and first aid kits. Please leave your pet at home. 1 day

Miller’s ATA Black Belt Academy offers fun-filled, action-packed classes! Find out why Taekwondo is the most popular martial art in the world. Miller’s ATA Black Belt Academy is a certified branch of the American Taekwondo Association and has been in Marin County for over 20 years. It is dedicated to giving you an exciting experience that will build character, self-confidence, physical fitness and self-esteem. No proration of fee due to late registration. Day M, W M, W M, W

Dates Jan 7-Feb 13 Feb 25-Apr 3 Apr 15-Jun 10

Time 6:15-7PM 6:15-7PM 6:15-7PM

Day Su Res/Non $118/$131 $128/$141 $168/$181

Code 17036 17037 17140

Location: Hamilton Community Center Recreation Room, 503B South Palm Drive Instructor will sell uniforms in class ($60). No Class 1/21, 5/27.

Child & Babysitting Safety Class Ages: 12-18 years old Instructor: CPR Etc. Staff

This program should help the participants to meet the challenges of babysitting by building the necessary confidence and skill levels that pertain to child and infant care. Personal Safety for the babysitter, Introduction to Basic First Aid and CPR for children and infants is taught in this course. All participants will receive a course manual. 1 day Day Su Su

Dates Jan 13 Mar 3

Time 12:30-4:30PM 12:30-4:30PM

Res/Non $85/$95 $85/$95

Location: Hill Community Room, 1560 Hill Road

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Code 16787 16788

Dates Jan 13

Time 9-12PM

Res/Non $80/$90

Code 17200

Location: Hill Community Room, 1560 Hill Road

Cultural Arts

Public Speaking and Presentation Skills Ages: 9 years + Instructor: Annan Paterson

Worried about that oral report or classroom presentation? Being asked to speak on the job? Writing the wedding toast? In this interactive and supportive class, you will learn how to handle your nerves, organize your speech and to share in a way that helps others learn and laugh along with you! This class is designed for beginning speakers but will also be a great opportunity for experienced speakers to tune up and try on some new skills. Topics include handling anxiety and conquering fear, how to present yourself in a relaxed and natural way, storytelling to interest your audience, secrets of great public speaking and ‘no-nos’ of power point. Instructor Annan Paterson will use a variety of fun and helpful activities such as improvisational acting for creativity, vocal and speech warmups to get your speaking up to speed and role plays that help you get ready for the real thing. Day Age Dates Time M 9-12 Feb 25-Mar 18 3:30-4:45PM M 13-18 Feb 25-Mar 18 5-6:15PM M 18+ Feb 25-Apr 1 7-8:30PM

Res/Non Code $120/$133 17153 $120/$133 17154 $135/$148 17155

Location: Hamilton Community Center, Art Studio, 503B South Palm Dr.

Summer/Fall available mid-April

Imagine the Possibilities . . . Teen Programs Singing Lessons

Teen Wave & Junior Theater Production, Winter

Private singing lessons are the key to singing with a powerful, beautiful voice. Let the staff at The Latimerlo Studio take you to the next level. In each class, you will work on great breathing, support and healthy physical technique to help you get the most out of your sound. You will spend time on learning to interpret and emotionally perform the song, as well. You will fully prepare one song per each 4 week session and be ready to rock it at your next audition, performance or karaoke night.

Perform in the Winter production of “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”. Work on honing acting skills and have fun doing it! Auditions will be held on the first day of class on January 18, everyone who registers will be cast. Please bring a current photo to auditions. No class 2/18-2/22. Additional rehearsals will be held beginning Saturday, March 20 - Thursday, March 7. Performances: March 8 & 9 at 7PM.

Grades: 5-12 Instructor: Remy Carini

Ages: 9-18 years old Instructor: Gina Latimerlo

Day Dates F, Tu Jan 18-Mar 8

Day Th Th Th Th

Dates Jan 10-31 Jan 10-31 Jan 10-31 Jan 10-31

Time 3-3:45PM 3:45-4:30PM 4:30-5:15PM 5:15-6PM

Res/Non $208/$221 $208/$221 $208/$221 $208/$221

Code 17004 17005 17006 17007

Th Th Th Th

Feb 7-28 Feb 7-28 Feb 7-28 Feb 7-28

3-3:45PM 3:45-4:30PM 4:30-5:15PM 5:15-6PM

$208/$221 $208/$221 $208/$221 $208/$221

17008 17009 17010 17011

Th Th Th Th

Mar 7-28 Mar 7-28 Mar 7-28 Mar 7-28

3-3:45PM 3:45-4:30PM 4:30-5:15PM 5:15-6PM

$208/$221 $208/$221 $208/$221 $208/$221

17012 17013 17014 17015

Th Th Th Th

Apr 4-25 Apr 4-25 Apr 4-25 Apr 4-25

3-3:45PM 3:45-4:30PM 4:30-5:15PM 5:15-6PM

$208/$221 $208/$221 $208/$221 $208/$221

17016 17017 17018 17019

Location: Hamilton Community Center, Art Studio, 503B South Palm Drive

Time Res/Non 3:30-5PM $215/$228

Code 17044

Location: Hill Community Room, 1560 Hill Road Audition: January 18. Bring a school photo to audition. Performances: March 8 & 9. Extra Rehearsal dates: Sat., March 2 - Thurs., March 7. No Class 2/18 - 2/22.

Teen Wave Production, Spring Grades: 6-12 Instructor: Remy Carini

Perform in the spring production of “Go Ask Alice”. Work on honing acting skills and have fun doing it! Auditions will be held on the first day of class on March 26; everyone who registers will be cast. Please bring a current photo to auditions. Additional rehearsals will be held 6/1-6/3, 6/5 & 6/6. No class 4/8 - 4/12. Performances: June 7 & 8 at the Margaret Todd Senior Center. Day Dates Time Tu, F Mar 26-May 24 3:30-5PM

Res/Non $215/$228

Code 17143

Location: Margaret Todd Senior Center Auditorium, 1560 Hill Rd. No Class the week of 4/8-4/12.

Junior Theater Workshop Grades: 4-5 Instructor: Remy Carini

Warming/Cooling Centers

If a widespread, long term power outage occurs, the City of Novato will establish a place for Novato residents to come and stay warm or keep cool. Monday through Friday, 9:00AM-5:00PM the primary location will be the Margaret Todd Senior Center (MTSC) at 1560 Hill Road in Novato. The MTSC phone number is (415) 899-8290. After 5:00PM and on weekends call the Novato Police Department at (415) 897-1122 to determine whether a Warming/Cooling Center has been established.

Explore various theater approaches, including acting, improvisation, charades and other valuable methods for young actors. The workshop’s emphasis will be on theater games and developing skits, which will help encourage creativity and build confidence. Spark that inner fire! Class may be joined at any time. Day W W

Dates Time Jan 23-Feb 13 4:30-5:45PM Mar 27-May 8 4:30-5:45PM

Res/Non Code $85/$95 16900 $123/$136 16901

Location: Hill Community Room, 1560 Hill Road No Class 4/10.

www.novato.org/prcs

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Imagine the Possibilities . . . Teen Programs “Grease” Production

7th and 8th Grade Dances

GREASE is the word! If you love to act, sing and dance don’t miss your chance to be part of this classic rock n’ roll production of Grease. All registered participants will receive a role in the production. Cost includes: script, costume, instruction from professional directors and choreographers. Audition: Saturday, January 26 from 10-11:30AM at the Hamilton Community Center West Wing Auditorium. Rehearsals will be Saturday mornings from 10-12pm and Tuesdays from 4-5:30PM starting on March 5. (Not everyone will need to attend both days each week, dependent on what role they are playing.) Performance dates: Week of May 28 - June 2, time and date TBA. For more information, you may contact Director: Katia McHaney at info@katiaandcompany.com

The Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department sponsors dances for Novato 7th & 8th grade students throughout the school year. Trained recreation staff, as well as two Novato Police Officers, supervise dances. All students must show an ID to be admitted and there are no in/out privileges. N.U.S.D. dress code will be enforced. Please see the back of the dance ticket for a complete list of Dance Rules. Parents are welcome to observe dances, but please first check in at the front door with the dance supervisor.

Ages: 8-17 years old Instructor:Katia McHaney

Day Age Dates Time Sa, Tu 8-17 Jan 26-May 28 10-12PM

7–10PM • Downtown Recreation Center, 950 Seventh St. Fridays: February 8 (tickets $10) and April 26 (Tickets $10).

PRCS staff will sell tickets the week of the event during lunch (Weds. - Fri.) on all Middle School Campuses. Tickets will be available at the Novato Gymnastics Center, 950 7th Street. Call 899-8271 for more information.

Res/Non Code $168/$181 17158

Location: Hamilton Community Center, West Wing Auditorium, 503B South Palm Drive On Saturday, January 26 there will be a 20 minute mandatory information meeting for the parents after auditions.

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Welcome to Middle School Party

Incoming 6th Graders 7-9:30PM • Downtown Recreation Center, 950 7th St. Friday, May 17 Tickets: $10 We have what you have been waiting for! Welcome to the wonderful world of the Downtown Recreation Center! Now that you’re a Middle School student, come on down! Get a glimpse of all the fun activities that we have at the Center. May is the time to get familiar with the Center and make some new friends. Purchase your tickets early, event may sell out.

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6th Grade Recreation Night

7–9:30PM • Downtown Recreation Center, 950 7th Street Fridays: March 1 (tickets $10) and May 3 (tickets $10).

Tickets will be available beginning April 23 at the Gymnastics Center, 950 7th Street. Call 899-8271 for more information.

This fun-filled recreation night at the Downtown Recreation Center is for Novato 6th graders only! Students will enjoy a variety of games and contests. Snacks, pizza and drinks will be available at an additional cost. All students must show ID to be admitted and there are no in/out privileges. PRCS staff will sell tickets the week of the event during lunch (Weds. - Fri.) on all Middle School Campuses. Tickets will be available at the Novato Gymnastics Center, 950 7th Street. Call 899-8271 for more information.

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Summer/Fall available mid-April

Imagine the Possibilities . . . Adult Athletics Men’s and Women’s Basketball Leagues

Adult Athletic Leagues www.novato.org/sports

Ages: 16 + year olds

The Novato Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department sponsors an adult athletic program that stresses high participation, recreation and sportsmanship. The City provides these quality services through a variety of structured leagues which include:

Form a team of friends, family or co-workers and play in our recreational basketball league. Space is limited to the first 24 teams. See the Adult Sports Manual for more detailed information. Games played at the Novato High School Gordon and Old Gyms, and the Hamilton Gym.

• • • • •

Men’s Basketball League Information

Men’s Basketball in the fall, winter and summer Women’s Basketball in the spring, summer, and fall Coed Softball in the spring, summer, and fall Men’s Softball in the spring, summer, and fall Coed Volleyball in the fall, winter and spring

The City runs each league according to established rules, regulations, a Code of Conduct, and consequences specific to each sport. Adult athletic participants are subject to basic rules which emphasize sportsmanlike behavior, and the recreational nature of City leagues. For more information…

Call the Parks, Recreation & Community Services office at (415) 899-8290 or e-mail us at sports@novato.org. Visit us on the web at www.novato.org/sports for league schedules, standings and other league information.

Individuals List Information

Unfortunately, we only accept team registrations. We have Free Agent Lists for adult basketball, coed softball, mens’ softball, and coed volleyball. These lists are used by Novato teams who are looking for a player or two to complete their roster. Please visit us at www.novato.org/sports, click on the tab “Free Agent Sign Up” and complete the form to be added to the list. Please note: Your placement on the Individual’s List does not guarantee your placement on a team. Names will remain on the list for one year.

Coed and Men’s Slow Pitch Softball Leagues

Ages: 16+ Year olds Men’s Softball Levels: C-I, C-II, and C-III Men’s Game Nights: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday Coed Levels: C-I, C-II, and C-III Coed Game Nights: Thursdays and Fridays Team Registration Fee: $650, plus $5 for each non-resident Get your friends, family or coworkers together for a fun time out on the diamond. Space is limited to the first 16 men’s teams and first 16 coed teams. See the Adult Sports Manual for more detailed information. Games played at the IVC Fields. Spring League Team Registration: February 4-21 League Begins: Late March 2013

Men’s Levels: A, B, C, and D Men’s Game Nights: Sun., and some Tues., Wed., & Thurs. Team Registration Fee: $580, plus $5 for each non-resident Summer League Team Registration: March 4-21 Summer League Begins: Late May 2013 Fall League Team Registration: July 8-25 Fall League Begins: September 8, 2013 Winter League Team Registration: October 14-31 Winter League Begins: January 5, 2014

Women’s Basketball League Information

Ages: 16 + year olds Women’s Levels: B and C Women’s Game Night: Wednesday Team Registration Fee: $320, plus $5 for each non-resident Spring League Team Registration: February 4-21 League Begins: Late March 2013 Summer League Team Registration: March 4-21 League Begins: Late May 2013 Fall League Team Registration: July 8-25 League Begins: Late August 2013

Adult Coed Volleyball Leagues

Ages: 16+ year olds Levels: B-1, B-2, C-1 and C-2 Game Nights: Sundays and some Tuesdays Team Registration Fee: $510, plus $5 for each non-resident Form a team of friends, family or coworkers and play in our recreational coed league on Sunday evenings. Space is limited to the first 18 teams. See the Adult Sports Manual for more detailed information. Spring League Team Registration: February 4-21 Spring League Begins: April 2013 Fall League Team Registration: July 8-25 Fall League Begins: August 18, 2013 Winter League Team Registration: October 14-31 Winter League Begins: January 5, 2014

Field Condition Hotline

Summer League Team Registration: April 29-May 16 League Begins: June 2013 Fall League Team Registration: July 22 - August 1 Team Registration Fee: $500, plus $5 for each non-resident League Begins: September 2013

Call (415) 899-8243 to hear a recorded message regarding rainouts and field conditions. Information updated after 3pm. Please keep in mind all of our athletic fields close for the winter December 1 and re-open (weather permitting) in late February.

www.novato.org/prcs

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Imagine the Possibilities . . . Adult Programs Arts and Crafts

Computers for Beginners Instructor: Nicole Engler

Watercolor in Action

Instructor: Melissa Adkison No wishy-washy watercolors here! Learn to paint intense, glowing colors instead of ‘muddy’ washed-out ones. In this class, students will learn how to mix colors that are clean and vibrant, both on the palette and wet-in-wet techniques. This comprehensive class caters to the beginner as well as the advanced watercolorist. Beginners will work on the basic techniques: wet-in-wet, mixing color, washes, and just familiarizing themselves with the paint. Advanced students will work from Studio Still Life. Students are encouraged to work with their own projects and consult with the instructor. Bring whatever watercolor supplies you may have to the first class. Materials will be discussed in class and you are expected to purchase your own. A supply list will be provided at registration. 6 weeks Day Tu Tu Tu

Dates Dec 4-Jan 22 Feb 5-Mar 12 Mar 19-Apr 30

Time 10:30-12:30PM 10:30-12:30PM 10:30-12:30PM

Res/Non $98/$108 $98/$108 $98/$108

Code 17063 17064 17065

Location: Margaret Todd Senior Center, Crafts Room, 1560 Hill Rd. No class 12/25, 1/1, and 4/9.

Computers

Beginners Guide to Using an iPhone or iPad Instructor: Nicole Engler

Congratulations, you finally got your very own iPhone or iPad! There is only one problem - you have no idea how to use it! In this personalized, two week course, you’ll be guided through how to make calls, send e-mails, send texts, download music and add applications. A course for those new to the smart phone/wireless device world, each session provides one-onone help and comes with instructional handouts so you can practice at home. Don’t let that amazing technology sit in its box any longer! Please bring any passwords for your e-mail or Facebook accounts with you to class. 2 weeks Day Dates M Jan 28-Feb 4 M Apr 15-22

Time 10-12PM 10-12PM

Res/Non $43/$51 $43/$51

Code 16737 16738

Location: Margaret Todd Senior Center, Room 3, 1560 Hill Rd.

Connect with the world without leaving your house! Designed for first-time computer users, this course will start from the beginning and show you a few of the most helpful and amazing things a personal computer can do for you. This course allows no more than six people at a time so that you will receive handson, one-on-one training on the basic skills needed to use your Windows-based personal computer. You will learn how to: start, reboot, and turn off your computer; use the mouse and keyboard to find your way into different documents and basic software (and find your way out!); create and print a letter, and search the internet to shop or discover information. 4 weeks Day Dates M Feb 25-Mar 18

Time 10-12PM

Res/Non $72/$82

Code 16790

Location: Margaret Todd Senior Center, Room 2, 1560 Hill Rd.

Figuring Out Facebook Instructor: Nicole Engler

What is Facebook and why do I need it? In just two weeks, learn not only what Facebook is but how to set up an account, how to upload a profile pictures, add photos, write on a wall, send messages and more. Facebook is a great way to stay in touch with family and friends or even advertise your business. Please bring any passwords for your e-mail or Facebook account with you to class. 2 weeks Day Dates M Jan 7-14 M May 6-13

Time 10-12PM 10-12PM

Res/Non $43/$51 $43/$51

Code 16803 16804

Location: Margaret Todd Senior Center, Room 2, 1560 Hill Rd.

Cultural Arts

Understanding Your Digital DSLR Camera Instructor: Lynnette Lofgren

This class is designed for adults who own a digital DSLR or a digital camera with advanced features. We will concentrate on how to shoot off of automatic and properly use and understand your cameras apertures and shutter speeds, exposure compensation, ISO, white balance, the use of different lenses, flashes, filters and more. Topics of perfecting your composition and use of corrective lighting will be taught. This class will have indoor and outdoor class time. Please bring your SLR and a tripod to each class. A possible off location field trip is planned for the last class. (weather permitting) 4 weeks Day Th Tu Th

Dates Jan 10-31 Mar 5-26 May 2-23

Time 5-7PM 5:30-7:15PM 3-5PM

Res/Non $88/$98 $88/$98 $88/$98

Code 17052 17053 17054

Location: Hamilton Community Center, West Wing Meeting Room, 503 South Palm Drive There is a book fee of $18 payable to the instructor at the first class.

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Summer/Fall available mid-April

Imagine the Possibilities . . . Adult Programs How to Take Stunning Pictures & Portraits Instructor: Lynnette Lofgren

This exciting class is designed for the individual who would like to learn the concepts of how to take beautiful scenic pictures, how to take great portraits of your family and friends, learn techniques for close up macro photography and most importantly how to read and understand light. Class will consist of learning basic compositional placement, outdoor portrait & macro lighting demonstrations, students shooting assignments & reviews, slide show & DVD presentations, along with basic picture editing software lessons and ending with the final print. Students must have basic knowledge of their digital cameras & an understanding of a computer for this class. 3 weeks Day Th

Dates May 2-16

Time 6-8PM

Res/Non Code $82/$92 16872

Dance

Ballroom Dancing Instructor: Jim Olson

Not the impossible but beautiful ballroom dancing you see on TV. This is American style social dancing, for everyone. This class is designed for people who have never danced before. Learn to dance swing, basic waltz, foxtrot, rhumba, tango, chacha, salsa, and nightclub 2-step. No partner is required and leather-soled shoes are recommended. For success in this class, some practice will be necessary. Late admission only with the permission of the instructor. Includes free practice after the class. 7 weeks

Beginning

Day Dates Time Th Jan 10-Feb 21 7:15-8PM

Continuing

Location: Hamilton Community Center, West Wing Meeting Room, 503 South Palm Drive

Day Dates Time Th Feb 28-Apr 11 7:15-8PM

There is a book fee of $20 payable to the instructor at the first class.

Location: Margaret Todd Senior Center Auditorium, 1560 Hill Rd.

Res/Non $58/$68

Code 17128

Res/Non $58/$68

Code 17129

Ballroom Dancing Workshop Instructor: Jim Olson

How To Use Your New Digital Camera Instructor: Lynnette Lofgren

This class is for individuals who are new to digital photography. This class is designed for adults who would like to learn how to use their digital cameras to take great pictures. Topics will include ISO, white balance, correct exposure, jpgs, emailing, printing, apertures and shutter speeds and how to use all the programmable buttons to your advantage. Basic photography tips will be discussed, along with lecture, classroom demonstrations and video presentation. 3 weeks Day Th Tu

Dates Jan 10-24 Mar 5-19

Time 3-4:45PM 4-5:45PM

Res/Non Code $78/$88 16874 $78/$88 16875

Location: Hamilton Community Center, West Wing Meeting Room, 503 South Palm Drive There is a book fee of $12 payable to the instructor at the first class.

SAY CHEESE!

This workshop covers introduction to advanced dances such as Bolero, Argentine Tango, Viennese Waltz, and/or step patterns in the basic dances. The class emphasizes lead-and-follow and the special character of each dance. Participants of the class will decide the specific content actually presented. Includes a free practice after class. 4 weeks Day Th

Dates Apr 18-May 9

Time 7:15-8PM

Res/Non Code $48/$56 17201

Location: Margaret Todd Senior Center Auditorium, 1560 Hill Rd.

Belly Dancing For The Fun of It Instructor: Louise Sims

Try a new form of exercise! This is a beginning/ intermediate level course. Beginning level students will learn the basic steps, techniques, and combinations. Intermediate students will practice the same techniques with props. Props will be provided. Have fun and get your body moving! 8/7 weeks Day Dates Res/Non Code W Jan 9-Feb 27 W Mar 6-Apr 24

Time 7:30-8:30PM 7:30-8:30PM

$64/$74 $56/$66

16742 16743

Location: Hamilton Community Center, Dance Studio, 503B South Palm Drive No class 4/3.

www.novato.org/prcs

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Imagine the Possibilities . . . Adult Programs Belly Dancing-Advanced

Tap Dance - Beginning & Advanced/Beginning

Learn advanced dances and belly dance techniques. After completing this course, some students go on to join a private dance troupe that performs throughout the Bay Area. Prerequisite: Belly Dancing For the Fun of It. 8 weeks

Tap dance increases coordination and balance, improves physical dexterity, and is just flat out fun! This class will include warm-ups, practice of techniques, and learning a dance combination geared to new dancers. Each session includes new techniques and a new dance to further your abilities. This class is for the beginning and advanced beginning student. Some tap shoes are available to borrow. 6 weeks

Instructor: Louise Sims

Day Dates Tu Jan 8-Feb 26 Tu Mar 5-Apr 30

Instructor: Janet Wise

Time 7:30-8:30PM 7:30-8:30PM

Res/Non $64/$74 $64/$74

Code 16746 16747

Location: Hill Community Room, 1560 Hill Road March 5 class held at Hamilton Dance Studio. All remaining classes will be held at the Hill Community Room. No class 4/2.

Saturday Night Dances

1st Saturday of each month at the Downtown Recreation Center 7–9:30pm $4 admission These dances are sponsored primarily to serve persons with developmental disabilities. Snacks and drinks are available at an additional cost. Individuals attending from a residential program should have accompanying staff, if necessary. For more information, call (415) 899-8271.

Day M M M

Dates Jan 7-Feb 25 Mar 4-Apr 8 Apr 15-May 20

Time 6:15-7:15PM 6:15-7:15PM 6:15-7:15PM

Res/Non $78/$88 $78/$88 $78/$88

Location: Hamilton Community Center, Dance Studio, 503B South Palm Drive No class 1/21 or 2/18.

See page 44 for a detailed listing of facility locations. Novato Parks, Recreation & Community Services presents…

“60 Minutes of ME Time.”

Jazzercise New Customer Special One Month 60 minutes. 600 calories. Unlimited Classes 1 fabulous dance floor For $40

Morning and Evening classes available *$35 Joining/registration fee

Downtown Recreation Center

Morning and classes 950Evening 7th Street available Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9-10AM

Burn up to 600 calories in one fun and powerfully effective 60-minute total body workout. Jazzercise is a fusion of jazz dance, resistance training, Pilates, yoga, and kickboxing. Change the shape of your body today! Debbie Sweeney Cindy debbiejazz@comcast.net 898-3553 (415) 895-5779

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Code 17038 17039 17125

Margaret Todd Sr. Center Margaret Todd Senior Center 1560 Hill Road 1560 Hill Road Monday through Thursday Monday through Thursday 5:45 PM 5:45-6:45PM Hill Education Center

Novato Teen Center 720 th Diablo Road Street 950 7Saturdays Monday, Wednesday, 9-10AM Friday 9 AM

Check out See flyer onwww.jazzercise.com Strength class offered for the latest Wed newsPM and specials! Summer/Fall available mid-April

Imagine the Possibilities . . . Adult Programs Intermediate Tap Dance

Calm to the Core

Get great exercise for your mind and body. This class will extend your knowledge of tap with warm ups, cross floor, and combinations. We will work on new and old techniques and challenge you to build up your speed. Previous experience needed. 6 weeks

A blend of pilates and yoga, this class is a balanced series combining stretches and core movement. Carefully structured for safety, flexibility, and strength, instructions are sequenced to build confidence and encourage working to your comfort level. Class is 50 minutes of exercise followed by 10 minutes of guided relaxation to leave you feeling energized. 9 weeks

Instructor: Janet Wise

Day M M M

Dates Jan 7-Feb 25 Mar 4-Apr 8 Apr 15-May 20

Time 7:15-8:15PM 7:15-8:15PM 7:15-8:15PM

Instructor: Rose Hansen

Res/Non $78/$88 $78/$88 $78/$88

Code 16877 16878 17126

Location: Hamilton Community Center, Dance Studio, 503B South Palm Drive No class 1/21 or 2/18.

Senior Spin

NEW!

Time 10-11AM 10-11AM

Res/Non $98/$108 $98/$108

Code 16756 16757

Location: Margaret Todd Senior Center, Room 3, 1560 Hill Rd. No class 12/25 & 1/1.

Instructor: Terri Nave

Spinning is a non-impact exercise that builds cardiovascular and muscle endurance. While strengthening the leg muscles, participants will also strengthen and stabilize the knee joint. This program is designed specifically for seniors who want to remain active. Dates Jan 16-Feb 6 Feb 20-Mar 27

Time 6-7PM 6-7PM

Gentle Yoga

Instructor: Kathryn Filley-Brown

Day W W

Day Dates Tu Dec 4-Jan 22 Tu Feb 12-Mar 19

Res/Non Code $42/$50 17202 $59/$69 17203

Location: Margaret Todd Senior Center Parking Lot, 1560 Hill Rd. Novato Parks, Recreation & Community Services presents‌

Enjoy the many benefits of Yoga in a stress-free setting. This class will focus on breathing, stretching, and building flexibility and strength, while incorporating basic yoga postures and deep relaxation. Suitable for beginning and continuing students. Single class drop in fee is $12. 5/6 weeks Day M M M

Dates Jan 7-Feb 11 Feb 25-Apr 1 Apr 15-May 20

Time 7-8:15PM 7-8:15PM 7-8:15PM

Res/Non $50/$60 $60/$70 $60/$70

Code 16821 16822 16823

Location: Margaret Todd Senior Center Auditorium, 1560 Hill Rd. Please wear loose clothing and bring a large towel or small blanket.

www.novato.org/prcs

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Imagine the Possibilities . . . Adult Programs For information about any of Jeanette Logan’s Youthful Hearts classes at Margaret Todd, visit www.YouthfulHearts.com, call Jeanette at (707) 6423603, or call the Margaret Todd Senior Center at (415) 899-8290.

Youthful Hearts Chair Aerobics Instructor: Jeanette Logan

Do you have a physical challenge such as limited mobility that prevents you from doing conventional exercise? Would you like to relieve stress and joint pain, improve your circulation, reduce high blood pressure, and stretch and tone your muscles without strain? Join us for this gentle, unique exercise program that blends elements of tai chi, yoga, non-impact aerobics, and meditation all done while sitting in a chair. You’ll become more capable while revitalizing your body, mind, and spirit. Don’t be limited by your limitations! Single class drop-in fee is $7, if class minimum is met. 6 weeks Day Tu Tu Tu

Dates Jan 8-Feb 12 Feb 19-Mar 26 Apr 2-May 7

Time 12:35-1:05PM 12:35-1:05PM 12:35-1:05PM

Res/Non $33/$41 $33/$41 $33/$41

Code 17070 17071 17072

Location: Margaret Todd Senior Center Auditorium, 1560 Hill Rd.

Youthful Hearts Fit & Fun After 50 - Low Impact Aerobics Instructor: Jeanette Logan

Move into a more vibrant life of natural wellness! Come join us for positive support, safe low-impact aerobics, music, and fun! You’ll boost your mood, burn fat, build stronger bones, improve your stamina and your heart and brain health. Fitness levels 1, 2, and 3 are demonstrated so you can choose which one is right for you. The second half of class includes stretching, strengthening, and guided relaxation for stress release. Get past whatever is holding you back and be the awesome person you are! You may sign up for 1 day or 2 days per week. Single class drop-in fee is $11. 6 weeks Day Tu, Th Tu, Th Tu, Th

Dates Jan 8-Feb 14 Feb 19-Mar 28 Apr 2-May 9

Time 9:30-10:30AM 9:30-10:30AM 9:30-10:30AM

Res/Non $87/$97 $87/$97 $87/$97

Tu Tu Tu

Jan 8-Feb 12 9:30-10:30AM $51/$61 Feb 19-Mar 26 9:30-10:30AM $51/$61 Apr 2-May 7 9:30-10:30AM $51/$61

17085 17086 17087

Th Th Th

Jan 10-Feb 14 Feb 21-Mar 28 Apr 4-May 9

17080 17081 17082

9:30-10:30AM $51/$61 9:30-10:30AM $51/$61 9:30-10:30AM $51/$61

Code 17075 17076 17077

Location: Margaret Todd Senior Center Auditorium, 1560 Hill Rd. Novato Parks, Recreation & Community Services presents… AFTER

Jennifer has lost 100 lbs! What are YOU waiting for?

before

Novato Adventure Boot Camp is a four week outdoor fitness program that offers fitness instruction, nutritional counseling and motivational training - packed with fun and energizing activities designed to help you reach your fitness goals. Women and men of all fitness levels, sizes and ages are gaining great results with Novato Adventure Boot Camp! You can too! Are you looking for a jump-start to your fitness program? Then this is an adventure is for you! Whether you are a beginner, an avid fitness enthusiast or just tired of the same old routine come try this whole new approach to exercise...fun!

FIRST MONTH IS ONLY ON $117! Register Today at www.BootCampNovato.com

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Summer/Fall available mid-April

CLASS TIMES: 5:30 am – 6:30 am M – F 7:00 am – 8:00 am M – Th 9:00 am – 10:00 am M – F 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm M, W, Th CLASS DATES: January 7 – February 1 February 4 – March 1 March 11 – April 5 April 15 – May 10 May 20 – June 14

Imagine the Possibilities . . . Adult Programs Youthful Hearts Line Dancing

Qi-Acise

Enjoy a fabulous mind-body workout while dancing your way to better health! Join us and you’ll boost your brain power by improving your memory skills, strengthen your bones without hurting your joints, develop better balance to help prevent falls and release stress so you feel great! We dance to a wide mix of music styles, including country, pop, and big band. No advanced dances are done in this class. All levels are welcome. Come meet some great people and breathe new life into your soul! Wear soft-soled shoes. Single class drop-in fee is $8, if class minimum is met. 6 weeks

Students of all ages and ability levels enjoy the energy, strength, stress-relief, and balance gained from Qi-Acise (chee-uh-size). Qi-Acise blends aerobics with movements from qigong, tai chi, and yoga to create a fluid, gentle, and rhythmic exercise program. Qi-Acise uses relaxing music and simple, easy-to-follow choreography. Qi-Acise tones and lightly stretches your muscles and releases your joints. The instructor will help you modify any of the movements in Qi-Acise to fit your unique ability, strength, and flexibility levels. Please see www. Qi-Acise.com for more information including a sample video, testimonials, and benefits.

Instructor: Cindy McClellan

Instructor: Jeanette Logan

Day Th Th Th

Dates Jan 10-Feb 14 Feb 21-Mar 28 Apr 4-May 9

Time 12:35-1:15PM 12:35-1:15PM 12:35-1:15PM

Res/Non $37/$45 $37/$45 $37/$45

Code 17090 17091 17092

Location: Margaret Todd Senior Center Auditorium, 1560 Hill Rd.

Day Th Th Th Th Th

Dates Dec 6-20 Jan 3-31 Feb 7-28 Mar 7-28 Apr 4-25

Time 6:30-7:30PM 6:30-7:30PM 6:30-7:30PM 6:30-7:30PM 6:30-7:30PM

Res/Non $25/$30 $41/$49 $33/$41 $33/$41 $33/$41

Code 16987 16988 16989 16990 16991

Location: Hamilton Community Center, Dance Studio, 503B South Palm Drive

Simplified Tai Chi Instructor: Hal Mosher

Fit and Fun Youthful Hearts know how to have a good time! Youthful Hearts Still Going Strong - Strength and Stretch Instructor: Jeanette Logan

Feel great, live better, and maintain your ability to take care of yourself as you grow older! Using hand and leg weights, resistance bands, inflated balls, and chairs, you’ll improve your bone and muscle strength, balance, flexibility, heart and brain health, and your body’s ability to burn fat. Learn to safely work with your limitations and actually ENJOY exercising your body. Deep breathing and relaxation are emphasized to help with stress release. Become strong and happy! Equipment is provided. You may sign up for 1 day or 2 days per week. Dropin fee is $11, if class minimum is met. 6 weeks Day Tu, Th Tu, Th Tu, Th

Dates Jan 8-Feb 14 Feb 19-Mar 28 Apr 2-May 9

Tu Tu Tu Th Th Th

Time 11-12PM 11-12PM 11-12PM

Res/Non $87/$97 $87/$97 $87/$97

Code 17105 17106 17107

Jan 8-Feb 12 11-12PM Feb 19-Mar 26 11-12PM Apr 2-May 7 11-12PM

$51/$61 $51/$61 $51/$61

17100 17101 17102

Jan 10-Feb 14 Feb 21-Mar 28 Apr 4-May 9

$51/$61 $51/$61 $51/$61

17095 17096 17097

11-12PM 11-12PM 11-12PM

Location: Margaret Todd Senior Center Auditorium, 1560 Hill Rd.

Tai Chi is a gentle exercise which encourages flexibility in the joints and muscles. This class will teach relaxed breathing techniques and movements to go with the breath. Revitalize your organs and blood through relaxation as you learn the 18 posture Tai Chi form and Chi Gong exercises. 8 weeks Day Th Th

Dates Jan 10-Feb 28 Mar 7-Apr 25

Time 6-7PM 6-7PM

Res/Non Code $108/$121 17003 $108/$121 17127

Location: Hill Community Room, 1560 Hill Road Please wear flat shoes to class.

Zumba

Instructor: Angela Jakab-Miller Zumba is a Latin-inspired dance fitness program for all ages, sizes, and activity levels. It’s an exhilarating, effective, easyto-follow, calorie burning dance fitness party that’s moving millions of people towards joy and health. Please bring water and a small towel to class. 3/6/4 weeks Day M

Dates Dec 3-17

Time 6:30-7:30AM

Res/Non $40/$48

Code 17110

Location: Margaret Todd Senior Center Auditorium, 1560 Hill Rd. Day M M M

Dates Time Jan 7-Feb 11 6:30-7:30PM Feb 18-Mar 18 6:30-7:30PM Mar 25-Apr 22 6:30-7:30PM

Res/Non $64/$74 $56/$66 $56/$66

Code 17111 17112 17113

Location: Hill Community Room, 1560 Hill Road No class 3/4..

www.novato.org/prcs

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Imagine the Possibilities . . . Adult Programs AARP Safe Driving Course

Specialty Classes

English As A Second Language This course is offered by the College of Marin in cooperation with the Margaret Todd Senior Center and is open to students of all levels in their study of English. 18 weeks Day Dates Tu & Th Jan 15-May 16

Time 2-4PM

Res/Non Free

Location: Margaret Todd Senior Center, Crafts Room, 1560 Hill Rd

Wednesday Night Book Club Instructor: Novato Library Staff

Meet on the first Wednesday of the month for inspiring and thoughtful discussions of current literary novels. Call the Novato Public Library’s reference desk at (415) 897-1142 to find out which book will be discussed at the first meeting. Joining the book club is free, but you must complete a course registration form prior to the start date. Day W

Dates Jan 9-Apr 3

Time 7-8PM

Code 17066

Location: Margaret Todd Senior Center Card Room, 1560 Hill Rd.

AARP classroom courses are for drivers 55 and older who would like to improve their driving skills and earn a certificate for insurance discounts. Developed by AARP, these courses review basic rules of the road, including accident prevention, car maintenance, and the effects of medication and alcohol on driving. A certificate is awarded for the completion of each program, which by law entitles the graduates to insurance discounts for three years. The AARP Safe Driving Refresher Course is only for persons who have previously completed the 8-hour program in the last four years. To register, complete a course registration form and submit it to MTSC with a $12/$14 check payable to AARP. You cannot register over the phone. Once the course has started, no refunds or transfers will be given. Please bring the following to class: driver’s license and AARP membership card (if you are an AARP member). Call 899-8290 for more information. Day Tu, Th Tu, Th Tu

Dates Dec 11-13 Feb 12-14 Mar 12-19

AARP/Non $12/$14 $12/$14 $12/$14

Code 16691 16692 16693

Location: Margaret Todd Senior Center, Room 3, 1560 Hill Rd.

Dominican OLLI Program These courses are offered by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Dominican University of California. To register for these non-credit courses, pick up an OLLI registration form at the Margaret Todd Senior Center. There is an annual $30 OLLI membership fee required. Members of the Margaret Todd Senior Center receive a $30 discount on OLLI course registrations. Course fees are $110 ($80 with the MTSC member discount). Please call (415) 458-3763 for more information. Current Issues Before the United States Supreme Court Students will learn how the Court operates, chooses its cases and reaches decisions. We will study in detail ten of the most interesting and controversial cases currently awaiting the Court¹s ruling in areas such as Equal Protection of the laws, religious freedom, freedom of speech and the Bill of Rights and vote on the outcomes. Students will be encouraged to follow the arguments with internet research as guided by the instructor and express their viewpoints in class discussion. For registration information, please call (415) 458-3763.

Participants must attend both days to receive certificate. Day Sa Sa

Dates Feb 9 Mar 2

Time 9-5PM 9:30-2:30PM

AARP/Non Code $12/$14 16694 $12/$14 16695

Location: Hill Community Room, 1560 Hill Road

AARP Safe Driving Refresher Course Day Tu Th

Dates Jan 15 Apr 11

Time 9:30-2:30PM 9:30-2:30PM

AARP/Non Code $12/$14 16697 $12/$14 16698

Location: Margaret Todd Senior Center, Room 3, 1560 Hill Rd.

Day Dates Time F Mar 1-Apr 5 10-11:45AM Location: Margaret Todd Senior Center, Room 3, 1560 Hill Rd.

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Time 9:30-1:30PM 9:30-1:30PM 9:30-1:30PM

Summer/Fall available mid-April

Imagine the Possibilities . . . Adult Programs Sewing and Tailoring

Novato Senior Resources:

Instructor: DeVon Martell

Create custom made clothing in the size, color, and fabric just for you! This class is for the intermediate and advanced sewing student. Improve your skills or build on what you already know. Course emphasis is on fitting techniques and details. Complete your unfinished projects or start a new one under the watchful eye of a sewing instructor. Please bring a project, supplies and bag lunch to class. 8 weeks Day M M

Dates Jan 28-Mar 25 Apr 1-May 20

Time 10-2:30PM 10-2:30PM

Res/Non $72/$82 $72/$82

Code 17001 17002

Location: Margaret Todd Senior Center, Crafts Room, 1560 Hill Rd. No class 2/18.

Get Ready Workshops

Instructor: Get Ready Trainers People of Novato face a multitude of hazards including earthquakes, wildfires, flooding, and landslides. To address these public safety risks, a simple and free two-hour emergency preparedness program is being offered to all households in the county through the Get Ready Emergency Disaster Preparedness Program, which is a collaborative effort between Marin County communities and jurisdictions with a goal to prepare households with the skills and information to survive and cope with a disaster for five to seven days. The Benefits: Prepared citizens means reduced injuries and illnesses due to a disaster; a reduction to the over-burdened emergency first responders; a reduction to the over-burdened hospitals and urgent care centers; a reduction in the financial burden the City will bear due to disaster; and a stronger community. Advanced registration is required. Scheduled classes are subject to cancellation if minimum enrollment is not met. Call (415) 897-4361 for info.

Trash to Treasures Flea Market Saturday, April 20

9-3PM

Margaret Todd Senior Center’s Spring Flea Market is back! Rent a booth to sell your goods or simply come to shop for unique treasures. Hot dogs, snacks and drinks will be available at the snack bar. Applications available in January. More info: 899-8290.

Adult Protective Services 499-7118 Alzheimer’s Association 472-4340 (Information, support, education) Easter Seals of Northern California 382-7450 (small equipment loans for disabled) Home CARES Equipment Recyclers 388-8198 (accepts reusable home healthcare equipment) Hospice by the Bay 927-2273 (compassionate medical and palliative care) Marin Center for Independent Living 459-6245 (refers home care workers) Marin County Ombudsman Program 499-7446 (helps with assisted living placement/ serves as advocate for person placed) Novato Human Needs Center 897-4147 (housing, employment, counseling, education, food, transportation) Novato Dial-A-Ride 892-7899 Marin Adult Day Health Center 897-6884 (day programs for adults with health care needs) Senior Info & Assistance 457-4636 Senior Access 491-2500 (day programs for adults with memory loss) Marin Meals on Wheels 507-4300 Whistlestop Wheels (transportation) 454-0964

Warming/Cooling Centers

If a widespread, long term power outage occurs, the City of Novato will establish a place for Novato residents to come and stay warm or keep cool. Monday through Friday, 9:00AM-5:00PM the primary location will be the Margaret Todd Senior Center (MTSC) at 1560 Hill Road in Novato. The MTSC phone number is (415) 899-8290. After 5:00PM and on weekends call the Novato Police Department at (415) 897-1122 to determine whether a Warming/Cooling Center has been established.

www.novato.org/prcs

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Imagine the Possibilities . . . Margaret Todd Senior Center

Margaret Todd Senior Center 1560 Hill Road, Novato, CA 94947 (415) 899-8290 • FAX (415) 897-0239 Regular business hours: Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM Open evenings and weekends for special events

www.novatoseniors.org

The Margaret Todd Senior Center is a program of Novato Parks, Recreation and Community Services. The Center offers enrichment and fitness courses, special events, specialty groups, game groups, senior services, information and referral, as well as multiple on-going activities. It is a place for people to gather, socialize, learn, relax and have fun in a welcoming, friendly environment. There are many opportunities for participation at the Center. For class information, please see pages 28-35 of this Guide. Center membership is $20 for the year and is required for participation in game groups, and other Center programs. Membership applications are available at the Center front desk, online, or by calling (415) 899-8290 to request a form by mail. Not yet 50? Most programs that we offer are for adults of any age. If you are new to the area, or would just like to learn about the Center, stop by or call to schedule a tour with Center staff. Interested in renting the facility for a birthday party, anniversary celebration, or special event? Contact Center staff for availability, fees and additional information. Special Events

Trash to Treasures Flea Market

Breakfast with Santa

Saturday, April 20

Sunday, December 2nd 9:30-12PM $5 at the door

Join Novato Kiwanis and the Margaret Todd Senior Center for a festive breakfast. Enjoy the morning with family and friends and make sure to take your photo with Santa. Call the Center at 899-8290 for more information.

Drop-in

Wednesday, December 19 No Host Bar, 5PM and Dinner 6PM $15 in advance

Join us for Donuts

Come to the Margaret Todd Senior Center for an evening in our “Winter Wonderland”. Enjoy a deliecious catered holiday feast of baked ham, potatoes, veggies, salad, rolls, butter and dessert. All are invited to this fun evening of holiday spirit and cheer. Tickets are $15 in advance. Sign up by December 13th. For more information please call MTSC at 889-8290.

Can’t sit still when you hear fabulous big band music? Do tunes from the 30s, 40s and 50s take you down memory lane? Come to the Center on the 4th Tuesday of most months from 7:30-9:30PM. Hear the popular 16-piece band, “People of Note.” play live music as you dance, tap your toes, or just sit back and listen. Coffee and cookies are served and all are invited to this evening out. 7:30-9:30PM. January 22, $10 at the door February 26, $5 at the door March 26, $5 at the door April 23, $5 at the door

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FREE

After a year of hiatus, the Margaret Todd Senior Center’s Spring Flea Market is back! Rent a booth space to sell your goods or simply come to shop for some unique treasures. Hot dogs and other snacks and drinks will be available for you to enjoy at the snack bar. Please call or stop by for a vendor application beginning in January. For more information please call the Center at 899-8290.

Winter Wonderland Dinner

Evening of Big Band

9-3PM

Donuts are available in the MTSC lobby on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Thank you to Great Donuts, located in The Square Shopping Center, for their on-going support.

Computer Lab

Center members can log onto the internet at no cost. Instruction is not provided, so you must have prior experience with computers and internet use. Contact the Center for Computer Lab drop-in hours. Center membership required.

Library

Visit our lending library where you can donate books and videos, and borrow new ones to read or watch. We have a wonderful turnover of current novels.

Wireless Internet

MTSC now has wireless internet! Feel free to connect your laptop, iPad, cell phone, or any other electronic devices to our new wireless internet and enjoy!

Summer/Fall available mid-April

Imagine the Possibilities . . . Margaret Todd Senior Center Game Groups

Novato Senior Citizens Club presents. . .

Big Bucks

The Margaret Todd Senior Center offers a variety of game groups and specialty programs. Meet new friends and get ready to have some fun! Membership is required. Stop by the Margaret Todd front desk or call (415) 899-8290 for more information.

Sunday Bingo

NSCC Party Bridge*

The Novato Senior Citizens Club meets to play Party Bridge every Monday. Center and Club membership is required. Monday, 12:30 –3:00PM

On-going

Sundays (No bingo in December) First game starts at 1PM

No fee

Duplicate Bridge*

This group is for those who enjoy the competition of Duplicate Bridge. Space is limited and you need a partner. First come, first served. Center membership is required. Tuesday, 9:15–12:30PM

On-going $2 drop-in fee

Friday, 9:30–12:30PM

On-going $2 drop-in fee

Minimum buy-in of $7 is required. Bingo is open to the public. Must be 18 years or older. Margaret Todd Senior Center 1560 Hill Road, Novato 899-8290

Board Game Social

Wednesday, January 30 2:00-4:00PM $5 in advance Join us for an afternoon of board games, such as scrabble and scategories, drinks and snacks! Tickets are $5 in advance. Sign ups end January 25th. Bring a friend and enjoy a fun afternoon at the Center.

*

You must be able to play at the level of the group to participate. If you’d like to learn, ask us about classes.

NSCC Partner Pedro

The Novato Senior Citizens Club meets to play a Pedro roundabout every Friday at the Downtown Recreation Center, 950 7th Street. Center and Club membership is required. Friday, 12:30PM

On-going $7 drop-in fee

Pinochle

Join the Pinochle group in the pool room. Center membership is required. Tuesday, 1:00-4:00PM

On-going

No fee

Mah Jongg

This ancient Chinese tile game is very popular in communities throughout the world. Beginners and experienced players are welcome. Center membership is required. Friday, 9:15–12:00PM

On-going

No fee

Canasta

Canasta is a matching card game that keeps you thinking! Center membership is required. Friday, 12:30–4:30PM

On-going

No fee

Pool

Drop in Monday through Friday to join in a billiards game or start one of your own. Center membership is required. Monday–Friday, 9:00–5:00PM

On-going

No fee

Bocce Ball

Experienced and beginning players are invited – instruction will be provided. The group meets at Miwok Park Bocce Ball Courts. Center membership is required. Wednesday, 10:00–12:00PM

Poker

Beginning in March No fee (weather permitting)

Come place your bets in the Billiards Room. First-come, firstserved for seats. Center membership is required. Monday and Thursday, 11–3:15PM

No fee

Cribbage

Bring your board and come to the Center on Wednesday afternoons. Cribbage is fun and easy to learn. Center membership is required. Wednesday, 1:30–5PM

On-going

No fee

Novato Fountain of Ukes

Join the NSCC Ukulele group, no experience necessary! Just bring your ukulele and you’ll be playing in no time. Center and Club membership is required. Friday, 9-10am Friday, 10-11:30am

www.novato.org/prcs

Beginners On-going Everyone else On-going

No fee No fee

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Imagine the Possibilities . . . Novato Independent Elders Program

Novato Independent Elders Program “A program of Episcopal Senior Communities”

1560 Hill Road, Novato, CA 94947 (415) 899-8296 • FAX (415) 897-0239 www.novatoseniors.org/niep

Regular business hours: Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM

Novato Independent Elders program (NIEP) is a program of Episcopal Senior Communities (ESC), a 501(c) 3 nondenominational corporation founded in 1965 that operates continuing care retirement communities, affordable housing sites, and outreach services in Alameda, San Francisco, Monterey, Sonoma, Santa Clara and Marin counties. NIEP programs are designed to support the independence and improve the quality of life of Novato Seniors. NIEP is a partnership program with Marin Community Foundation. The City of Novato provides in-kind support which allows NIEP to remain at Margaret Todd Senior Center. NIEP develops community partnerships which provide outreach, education and advocacy programs for older adults, family caregivers, service providers, and provide many volunteer opportunities for older adults in the community. The NIEP Coalition meets monthly to discuss NIEP programs and services, and share information about other programs/services that support the independence of Novato’s older adults. Coalition meetings are on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 1:30 at Margaret Todd Senior Center. Novato seniors and representatives from other senior service agencies are invited to attend. The following pages list on-going programs and services, as well as specialty workshops provided by NIEP. Contact Carol Ann Moore at (415) 899-8296 if you are interested in receiving services, or interested in volunteering for a NIEP program. Workshops

Special Events

Senior Produce Market ESC/NIEP purchases produce from local growers to offer fruits and vegetables to seniors at wholesale cost and below. The market is open on the first and third Wednesday of the month from 10-11AM at the Margaret Todd Senior Center. No market 1/2.

Workshops at Margaret Todd Senior Center Pre-registration is required To register call 899-8290

Drop In Fees: The drop-in fee is due at check-in on the day of the workshop. Please make payment by cash only (exact change is preferred).

Protecting Yourself From Financial Fraud Wednesday, January 23 from 10-12PM

Seniors check out fresh fruits and veggies for sale at the new produce market.

$5 Drop In Fee

Senior Center Without Walls Senior Center Without Walls is a free telephone senior center offering classes 7 days a week, such as brain aerobics, needle arts, book clubs, armchair travelers and twice daily 15 minute gratitude calls. Visit SeniorCenterWithoutWalls.org or call (877) 797-7299 for more information.

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Marin County District Attorney’s Office, Insurance Fraud Unit will present a 30 minute fraud awareness presentation. Inspectors Mike Miller and Jack Cooper will outline ways in which seniors can protect themselves against insurance fraud. There will also be fraud awareness booklets provided by the California Department of Insurance for the attendees. A $5 fee will be payable at the door. To register, please call 899-8290. Pay at the Door

ABC’s of Transportation For Marin Seniors Wednesday, February 20 from 1-4:00PM

A special seminar to outline the various transportation options for Marin county seniors. Come find out about new bus services. parathransit, volunteer transportation, medical transportation, taxi discounts and more. Learn about the new Marin Access Mobility Management Center and other new transportation services available to seniors. To make reservations please call Margaret Todd Senior Center at 899-8290.

Summer/Fall available mid-April

Imagine the Possibilities . . . Novato Independent Elders Program Affordable Housing Options in Marin

Burnout

Looking for senior housing options for yourself, a relative, a friend or an aging parent? Struggling to make ends meet in these challenging times? Come and get some clarity and direction on affordable housing choices in Marin. Your instructor, Leslie Klor, has been working in senior housing for 20 years and will outline housing options and answer your questions. There is a $5 entrance fee (payable to the instructor at the door). Call 899-8290 to register.

Are you feeling overwhelmed? Does it feel like life is passing you by? Are your days one big ‘To Do List?’ Have you lost enthusiasm for daily life? Is there no room in your day for YOU? If your answer is yes to any of these questions, this interactive workshop is for you. We’ll take a look at those areas in your life that feel dull, tired or overwhelming. Once we’ve stepped into those ‘rooms,’ we’ll put on new glasses and take a look at how you energize, enliven and add inspiration to your life. Bring your cares. Leave feeling empowered. Come prepared to have fun. There is a $5 entrance fee (payable at the door). Call 899-8290 to register.

Wednesday, April 24 from 1-2:30PM

Wednesday, February 27 from 1-2:30PM

$5 Drop In Fee

Pay at the Door

Poles for Walking, Mobility and Balance

$5 Drop In Fee

Wednesday, March 20 from 1-4PM

Pole walking will improve your balance, help you navigate curbs, increase endurance and improve your posture. Even couch potatoes and non-athletic types can use poles to strengthen upper body muscles to preserve their joints, knees and spines to help prevent dangerous falls. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing. The instructor will show you how to use the poles correctly to expand your walking capabilities, improve your mobility and make your outdoor experiences safer and more fun. Poles will be provided. The workshop is being presented by Jayah Faye Paley, educator, author and creator of an awardwinning DVD, ‘Poles for Hiking, Trekking and Walking,’ and is sponsored by the Novato Independent Elders Program. Class fee: $20 fee payable at the door. Participation limited. Call 8998290 to register. $20 Fee

Pay at the Door

Multicultural Outreach Alma Latina duplicates NIEP programs for Spanish-speaking seniors. It develops and implements educational outreach and special events for Novato’s multicultural seniors. The group gives Spanish-speaking seniors the opportunity to meet once a month for a potluck lunch and to listen to an informative presentation. Center membership is required.

Programa de Alma Latina Para informarse más, llame al (415) 899-8297. Si usted no consigue hablar con él en persona, favor de dejarle un mensaje que incluya también su nombre y número de teléfono.

Martes, 29 de enero; 12md-2pm

Feliz, saludable y prospero Ano Nuevo! Comencemos el programa del ano 2013 con deciamaciones oratoricas y anaiisis breve de poemas favoritos. A ustedes les tocara escoger los poemas, declamarlos y luego se le permitira a la audiencia presentar comentarios.

Pay at the Door

Martes, 26 de febrero; 12md-2pm Veamos una pelicula divertida.

Martes, 26 de marzo; 12md- 2pm

El tema de la reunion se anunciara mas tarde.

Martes, 30 de abril; 12 md-2 pm

Fall Prevention Workshop

El tema de la reunion se anunciara mas tarde.

Wednesday, April 10 from 10-12PM This workshop addresses the issue of accidents or falls by offering basic tools to assess each individual’s risk for falls in the home. The presentation will also include fall-related statistics, fall risk and prevention checklist, in-home safety and mafication tips. The training is for seniors, care-takers and family members to gain knowledge on how to prevent falls that are such a common occuraance in and out of the home. To make reservations, call MTSC at (415) 899-8290. $5 Drop In Fee

Martes, 28 de mayo; 12 md-2 pm

El tema de la reunion se anunciara mas tarde.

Pay at the Door

www.novato.org/prcs

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Imagine the Possibilities . . . Margaret Todd Senior Center Wellness Programs & Outreach Services

Wellness and Outreach Programs

The Novato Independent Elders Program offers multiple outreach, educational and wellness programs. Membership to the Margaret Todd Senior Center is encouraged in order to participate. Call (415) 899-8290 or (415) 899-8296 for more information.

This telephone community for homebound elders offers free activities and friendly conversation. For more information, call (877) 797-7299.

Information & Assistance Need assistance coordinating resources? Call the Novato Independent Elders Program at 899-8296.

Margaret Todd Café

Good Earth Natural Foods serves a hot lunch at the Center on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 12PM. Reservations must be made by 3PM the day before you plan on dining. Call Good Earth at 382-1334 for reservations. Suggested donation is $2.00 for adults 60+ and $6.00 for adults under 60. Monthly menus are available at the Center.

Brown Bag Market

1st and 3rd Thursday Food is distributed farmers market style to lower income seniors on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the Month at Margaret Todd Senior Center from 10AM-12PM. Select food and build your own bag.

Home-Delivered Grocery Program

Volunteers shop for and deliver groceries to homebound elderly Novato residents who are unable to shop for themselves. To register, call 899-8296. Center membership required.

Multicultural Services Spanish/English Translation

Call 899-8297 for a free appointment.

Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program

2nd and 4th Wednesday HICAP provides counseling and assistance with Medicare, supplemental insurance claims, and evaluation of supplemental health policies. Call (800) 434-0222 for a free appointment at MTSC.

Legal Services

2nd and 4th Thursday Attorney, Leo Alberigi, specializes in elder law and volunteers his time to provide assistance with estate planning, benefits law, wills and trusts, and other legal topics pertinent to seniors today. Call 899-8290 to schedule a free appointment at MTSC. Center membership required.

Postal Carrier Alert Program

Register for this program and your postal carrier will watch for mail buildup and other signs of change that raise concern. Call 899-8296 to sign up for more information.

Senior Housing and Resource Information

For information on housing options in Novato, call 899-8296.

Citizenship Class

Tuesdays, 4-5:30PM This class is for those who have applied or are thinking of applying for naturalized U.S. citizenship. Class is free. Call 8998297 for more information.

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Tuesday and Thursday, 2-4PM ESL classes are offered by the College of Marin in cooperation with NIEP and MTSC. Call 899-8297 for information.

Alma Latina

The Alma Latina program gives Spanish-speaking seniors the opportunity to meet once a month for a potluck lunch and an informative presentation. Call the Novato Independent Elders Program at 899-8297 for more information. Center membership required.

Victim Witness Protection Program

1st and 3rd Thursday, 9 -12PM If you’ve been a victim of or witness to a crime, stop by to speak with a Victim Witness Advocate from the Marin County District Attorney’s Office.

Yardwork Program

The Novato Independent Elders Program offers low-income, isolated and/or disabled seniors assistance with weeding, raking or light pruning. This program is seasonal. Call 899-8296 to register. Center membership required.

Prescription Drop-Off

Be Well Services 1st and 3rd Thursday, 10-12PM Free—No appointment necessary. Center membership required.

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Senior Center Without Walls

Resource Coordination

Eat Well Services

Blood Pressure Clinics

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Help keep children safe and leftover medications from getting into Novato’s water supply and environment. Bring your expired and unused medications to MTSC on the first Monday of the month from 10-12PM.

Summer/Fall available mid-April

Imagine the Possibilities . . . Novato Senior Citizens Club

Novato Senior Citizens Club 1560 Hill Road, Novato, CA 94947 Club Voicemail: (415) 899-8254 Margaret Todd Senior Center: Phone (415) 899-8290 Fax: (415) 897-0239 www.novatoseniors.org

The Novato Senior Citizens Club is a non-profit corporation sponsored by Novato Parks, Recreation and Community Services. All activities take place at the Margaret Todd Senior Center unless otherwise specified. The Club provides social and recreational opportunities to its membership. Center/Club membership is $25 and is open to anyone 50+ years of age. Membership applications are available at the Margaret Todd Senior Center front desk, online, or by calling (415) 899-8290 to request a form by mail. With your membership you will receive the monthly News & Views newsletter in the mail or via e-mail by request. Refer to the News & Views for details about special events throughout the month. Monday Meetings: The Club gathers each Monday at 11AM for coffee and socializing, magazine exchange, sign-ups for catered lunches, trips and special dinners. Lunch is at noon, so bring a bag lunch, and the Club will provide the coffee and tea. Margaret Todd Senior Center presents. . .

2012 Holiday Crafts Faire

Sunday Brunches: Enjoy a traditional Sunday Brunch at the Margaret Todd Senior Center. Reservations are not needed and everyone is welcome! Brunch season is October through June. No brunch in December. See the newsletter for details or call 899-8290.

Friday, Nov. 30th, 6-9PM Saturday, Dec. 1st, 10-4PM

Crafters Nook Shop: This consignment shop sells handmade arts and crafts and is operated by volunteers from the Novato Senior Citizens Club. If you are interested in consigning, call 892-5935. See the newsletter for open business hours.

Free admission! Over 55 different booths, raffle prizes, entertainment, food and more! Margaret Todd Senior Center 1560 Hill Road, Novato 899-8290 Faire co-sponsors... Novato Senior Citizens Club and Novato Garden Club

Arts & Crafts Group: Join the Arts & Crafts Group on Thursdays from 9:30–11:30AM. Work on craft projects with friends. Pedro: The NSCC offers Partner Pedro at 12:30PM on Fridays at the Downtown Recreation Center, 950 Seventh Street. NSCC also hosts three Pedro Tournaments annually. Big Bucks Sunday Bingo: Come enjoy Bingo, refreshments, door prizes, and pull tab games. Doors open at 12PM, and the first game starts at 1PM. On Brunch Sundays, the doors open at 12:15PM. There is no Bingo in December. Bingo is open to the public – must be 18 years or older. Minimum buy-in of $7 is required.

Upcoming Special Events: The Irish Dinner will be held on Wednesday, March 13th at 5PM. See the newsletter for more information—reservations are required. Trip Program: Travel with the Club on day, overnight and extended trips. See the newsletter for more information. Friday Flicks: Come to the Center on Fridays to watch a movie on our big screen. Doors open at 1:30PM and the show starts at 2PM. Novato Fountain of Ukes: No experience necessary! Just bring your ukulele on Fridays at 10AM and you’ll be playing in no time. Beginners session is held on Fridays from 9-10AM, everyone else meets from 10-11:30AM. www.novato.org/prcs

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Imagine the Possibilities . . . Novato History Museum

Baseball in Novato: The Early Years

Baseball has a long history in Novato. As early as 1887, local newspapers reported on the festive opening day and first game of a Novato baseball club. The photograph above is from circa 1915 and is of the Novato Colts, a semi-pro baseball team. To learn more about Novato’s early sports history, visit the Novato History Museum Archives.

Visit your local history museums to find out more about Novato’s stories!

Hamilton Field History Museum 555 Hangar Avenue (415) 382-8614 www.novato.org/museum

Novato History Museum 815 DeLong Avenue (415) 897-4320 www.novato.org/museum

Museum hours are Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 12-4PM. The History Museums of Novato are joint projects of the Novato Historical Guild and the City of Novato. Help support the preservation of Novato & Hamilton Field’s unique histories by joining the Novato Historical Guild. Call or visit either of the museums for more information, or to volunteer!

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Arroyo Avichi Park 1430 Johnson St.

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Creekside Park 163 Alameda del Prado

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Dogbone Meadow Novato Blvd.

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Downtown Recreation Center 950 Seventh Ave. Hamilton Amphitheater 601 N. Hamilton Pkwy.

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Hamilton Gym (Old) 115 San Pablo Ave.

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Hamilton Pool 203 El Bonito

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Indian Valley Fields/Campus 1800 Ignacio Blvd.

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Josef Hoog Park 558 Marin Oaks Dr.

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Marin Highlands Park Santa Maria Dr.

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Lu Sutton Childcare 1800 Center Rd. Margaret Todd Senior Center 1560 Hill Rd.

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Novato Arts Center 500 Palm Dr.

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Novato City Hall/City Green 901 Sherman Ave

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O’Hair Park 885 Sutro Ave.

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South Hamilton Park 251 Hangar Ave.

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Stafford Grove Park 1035 Seventh St.

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Skateboard and in-line skating Skate Park Hotline 493-4753

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Research library, tours, call 897-4320

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Olive School-Hamann Field Olive Avenue

Pioneer Park 1007 Simmons Lane

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Novato Gymnastics Center 950 Seventh St.

Novato Skate Park 1200 Hamilton Pky.

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PARK RENTAL INFORMATION

Questions? Call 899-8977. Download a park reservation application form at www.novatofun.org, and fax completed applications to 899-8219 or mail to Novato Parks, Recreation and Community Services, Attn: Park Rentals, 75 Rowland Way, #200, Novato, CA 94945

Recreation, Cultural and Community Services Commission

Nancy Weber, Chair Paula Neese, Vice Chair Paula Neese

Jan Whitescarver

Suzanne Brown Crow

The Recreational, Cultural and Community Services Commission meetings are held at the Novato City Hall on the second Thursday of each odd month at 6:30PM.

Denise Athas Mayor Madeline Kellner

City Council

Pat Eklund, Mayor Pro Tem

Eric Lucan

Jeanne MacLeamy

Regular City Council Meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, and are subject to change. Most meetings are held in the Council Chambers at Novato City Hall, 901 Sherman Avenue.Check for meeting dates at www.novato.org. City Council meetings are broadcast live on Channel 27 in Novato (Comcast) and rebroadcast during the week following the meeting. Council meetings are broadcast live via the web and archived for on-demand viewing.

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Imagine the Possibilities . . . Flood Safety Information Notice – Flood Safety Information Areas of Novato are in the special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) as shown on the current Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) compiled by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. These areas are subject to inundation by a 100-year flood. Properties upstream of the confluence of Novato, Warner and Arroyo Avichi Creeks are most susceptible to flooding during a 100-year flood event. Heavy winter rains have caused flooding and property damage in these areas. SOME THINGS THAT MAY HELP PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY: • Rake, collect and bag leaves, grass clippings, and tree branches before storms occur. Debris clogging storm drains is the primary cause of most floods. Dumping or throwing anything into drainage ditches or streams is a violation of the City Code. •

Clean drains around your home, including roof gutters, downspouts, drain inlets, pipes, drainage ditches, and driveway culverts.

Do not construct driveway ramps in street gutters.

Check with the Community Development Department (899-8989), or Engineering Division (899-8246) before you build on, alter, regrade, or add fill to your property. Permit(s) may be required to ensure that projects do not cause problems on your or your neighbor’s property.

Talk to you insurance agent to determine your flood insurance needs. Homeowner insurance policies do not cover flood damage. Recommend getting at least three quotes.

DURING A FLOOD WATCH: Listen to the radio for storm news, and be prepared to evacuate. If time permits, bring outdoor belongings indoors, and move valuable possessions to upper floors or safe ground. Report local flooding or severe runoff to the Maintenance Division (899-8280), or Police Department (897-4361). DURING A FLOOD: Listen to the radio for news; if told to evacuate, do so immediately. Novato emergency radio station is 530 AM. Do not walk, or drive through flooded areas. General information about flood hazards, and ways to protect your family and property can be found at the Marin County Library, City website, www.novato.org, and in the lobby of the Novato Police Department (909 Machin Avenue). Call the Public Works Department (899-8246) for questions regarding the FIRM. To locate your property in the SFHA, visit our website at www.novato.org, or call 899-8946.

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Notificación – Información sobre la Seguridad en caso de Inundaciones Hay lugares en Novato que forman parte de la Zona Particular de Riesgo de Inundaciones (en inglés, Special Flood Hazard Area o SFHA). Quedan indicados dichos lugares en el vigente Mapa con Tasa del Costo del Seguro contra la Inundación (en inglés, Flood Insurance Rate Map o FIRM) preparado por la Agencia para el Manejo de Emergencias (en inglés, Federal Emergency Management Agency o FEMA). Esos lugares son propensos a inundaciones que quizás ocurran durante un plazo de 100 años. Las propiedades agua arriba de la confluencia de los arroyos de Novato, Warner y Arroyo Avichi son muy susceptibles a inundaciones a base del pronóstico de inundación durante un plazo de 100 años. Lluvias torrenciales del invierno han causado inundaciones y daños a propiedades en esos lugares. LO QUE PUEDE HACER USTED PARA AYUDAR A QUE SE PROTEJA SU PROPIEDAD: • Rastrille, recoja y meta en bolsas las hojas caídas, las hierbas y ramas cortadas, antes que vengan las tormentas. Los desechos que traban los desaguaderos son mayormente la causa principal de inundaciones. Deshacerse de los desechos por tirarlos en los canales de drenaje o arroyos es violar el código municipal. • Limpie los desaguaderos alrededor de su casa, inclusive los aleros, los caños, la boca de éstos y la parte por la que se escapa el agua, los canales de drenaje, y las alcantarillas en la entrada del garaje. • No construya rampas sobre el imbornal en la calle. • Consulte con el Departamento del Desarollo Comunitario (8998989), o la División de Ingeniería (899-8246) antes de edificar o alterar algo en su propiedad, de gradarla o allanarla de nuevo. Es posible que se requiera permiso para asegurar que ningún proyecto resulte en problemas para su propiedad o para la propiedad de su vecino. • Hable con su agente de seguro para determinar sus necesidades con respecto al seguro contra la inundación. Las pólizas de los seguros de casas no aportan cobertura para los daños causados por las inundaciones. Se recomienda que uno obtenga tres presupuestos de seguro de casa. DURANTE UNA VIGILANCIA DE INUNDACIÓN: Escuche la radio para informarse de las noticias sobre la tormenta y esté preparado para evacuar su área. Si el tiempo lo permite, meta dentro de la casa sus pertenencias que están al aire libre y mueva los objetos de mucho valor a pisos más altos o a terreno seguro. Avise a la División del Mantenimiento (899-8280) o al Departamento de la Policía (897-4361) de cualquier inundación o derrame severo en su localidad. DURANTE UNA INUNDACIÓN: Escuche la radio para mantenerse informado de las noticias; si a usted se le indica que hay que evacuar el lugar, hágalo inmediatamente. La estación de radio de emergencia en Novato es 530 AM. No camine o maneje el auto por áreas inundadas. Información general sobre los peligros de las inundaciones y sobre las maneras de proteger a su familia y su propiedad se puede conseguir en la Biblioteca del Condado de Marín (Marin County Library), en el sitio web de la Ciudad de Novato, www.novato.org, y en el vestíbulo del Departamento de la Policía de Novato (909 Machin Avenue). Llame al Departamento de Obras Públicas (899-8246) para preguntar de FIRM. Para localizar su propiedad en SFHA, visite nuestro sitio web en www.novato.org, o llame al 899-8946.

Summer/Fall available mid-April

Imagine the Possibilities . . . Need Assistance? Financial Assistance

Refunds

Youth/Teen

Parents/guardians of children under 18 years old who reside within the Novato city limits may apply for a financial assistance scholarship. Families meeting the financial eligibility requirements are eligible to receive a $150 scholarship. Funding is available on a “first-come, firstserve basis.” For more information, call (415) 899-8279 or (415) 899-8290. Applications are available at the customer service locations, Novato Gymnastics Center, 950 Seventh Street, or the Margaret Todd Senior Center, 1560 Hill Road or online at www.novato.org/prcs.

Seniors

Seniors meeting the financial eligibility requirements are currently eligible to receive a $50 scholarship. Funding is available on a “first-come, first-serve basis.” For more information, call (415) 899-8290. Applications are available online at www.novato.org/prcs or the Margaret Todd Senior Center, 1560 Hill Road.

Full refunds will be issued for a program altered or canceled by the City, or if a participant is dissatisfied with any program. Refund requests must be made no later than one working day after the program ends. Refund and/or program transfer requests must be accompanied by a Refund/Transfer request form. A Refund/Transfer request form, and our Refund Policy are available at our customer service locations, and online under “Directory of Forms” at www.novato.org/prcs. An $8 registration fee will be subtracted from your refund along with a $5 processing fee ($13 total). Registrations paid by cash or check will be refunded by a City check. Credit card purchases will be refunded to the credit card used to register for the program. It may take up to three weeks to receive refund checks. Refunds may be prorated to cover nonrefundable costs such as service fees, partial class attendance, materials, prepaid transportation, and tickets. Once the following programs have started, no refunds will be given: day camps, gymnastics camps, specialty camps, or one-day programs.

Want a tax deduction?

Persons or organizations wishing to make a tax deductible scholarship donation for Youth/Teens or Senior Citizens programs, should call (415) 899-8279 (youth/teen) or (415) 899-8290 (seniors).

Americans With Disabilities

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), the City of Novato encourages people with disabilities to participate in our programs. If you or your child have a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities which may require accommodations in order to allow you or your child to participate in the program, please contact us prior to the program start date so we may be given the opportunity to arrange reasonable accommodations. (415) 899-8279 or (415) 899-8290, or by e-mail prcs@novato.org

You Cancelled The Class I Wanted To Take!

Sorry, but our excellent programs are sometimes cancelledwhen everyone waits to the last minute to register. We need to make decisions before the start date to allow for proper preparation.

Please register early to avoid disappointment.

Community Phone Numbers:

St. Anthony’s CYO Basketball 898-5968 Our Lady of Loretto CYO Basketball 328-4585 Marin Museum of the American Indian 897-4064 Marin YMCA 492-9622 Novato Boxing Club 827-3874 Novato Babe Ruth 258-4814 Novato Girls’ Softball 720-3095 Novato History Museum 897-4320 Novato Human Needs 897-4147 Novato Knicks Baseball ckenyon@prodigy.net Novato Lacrosse Club 258-4820 Novato Little League – American 258-4855 Novato Little League – North 897-8908 Novato Little League – South 721-1690 Novato Mothers’ Club 458-3203 Novato Youth Ftball & Cheer rsbputman@yahoo.com Novato Youth Volleyball 895-5200 Novato Tennis Club 458-8900 Novato Youth Soccer Association 258-4852 Novato Youth Center 892-1643 N.U.S.D. Facilities Rental 897-4201 San Marin Pop Warner Cheerleading 892-6282 Stafford Lake Information 499-6387

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Imagine the Possibilities . . . Registration Information FIVE EASY WAYS TO REGISTER!

ONLINE

Use NovatoFun E-Connect, our online registration system at www.NovatoFun.org

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Fax your completed registration form (Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover) to 897-6395 or 897-0239.

Call 899-8250 to register with our Touch Tone Automated Phone registration system. (phasing out by 6/30/13)

MAIL

Mail your completed registration form with payment to one of the Customer Service Locations below.

WALK-IN

Stop by one of our Customer Service Locations to register in person.

Customer Service Locations

Novato Gymnastics Center 950 Seventh Street Novato, CA 94945 (415) 899-8279 (415) 897-6395 Fax M/W/F, 9-4:30PM Tu/Th, 9-6PM

Margaret Todd Senior Center Register for all programs at these Customer Service Centers. Customer Service Centers will be closed for the holidays Nov. 21-24 and Dec. 24- Jan. 4.

1560 Hill Road Novato, CA 94947 (415) 899-8290 (415) 897-0239 Fax Monday - Friday, 9-5PM

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City of Novato Parks, Recreation and Community Services

Program Registration Form

Adult/Legal Guardian Information (Please Print) #1 Adult Name:

#2 Adult Name:

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Work Phone (____)

Work Phone (____)

Cell Phone (____)

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Do not e-mail me other program information.

Do not e-mail me other program information.

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Child’s M/F Child’s Class D.O.B. Grade Code #

Financial Assistance Donation for low income:

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Card No.: ___ -___-___-___ ___-___-___-___ ___-___-___-___ ___-___-___-___ Expiration Date: __-__ /__-__

PRINT NAME as it appears on card: ______________________________Billing Zip Code:__________ Signature: _______________________________________________ Date: _____________________

Liability Waiver/Medical Treatment Consent

(In order for us to process your registration(s), you must sign the Liability Waiver/Medical Treatment Consent after you have read and agreed to the terms. Registrations where the waiver/consent has been altered will not be processed.)

I further understand that serious accidents may occur in the City of Novato recreation program(s) that I am registering for, that participants in this/these program(s) may sustain mortal or serious personal injuries, and/or property damage, as a consequence of their participation in this/these program(s). Knowing the risks of said event, nevertheless, I HEREBY AGREE TO ASSUME THOSE RISKS AND TO RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS TO THE FULLEST EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW ALL OF THOSE PERSONS MENTIONED ABOVE WHO THROUGH PASSIVE OR ACTIVE NEGLIGENCE OR CARELESSNESS MIGHT OTHERWISE BE LIABLE TO ME FOR DAMAGES.

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In consideration for my and/or any of my family members’ participation in the City of Novato’s recreation program(s) that I wish to register for, I voluntarily RELEASE the CITY OF NOVATO, REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY OF THE CITY OF NOVATO, CITY OF NOVATO PUBLIC FINANCE AUTHORITY AND THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICIALS, OFFICERS, AGENTS, EMPLOYEES AND VOLUNTEERS (hereinafter referred to as “RELEASEES”) from any and all liability for injuries or death or property damage to me and/or my family members resulting from, arising out of, or in any way connected with my and/or any of my family members’ participation in the City of Novato’s recreation program(s) or use of the RELEASEES’ facilities in connection with this/these program(s). I understand that this WAIVER and RELEASE is applicable even though the negligent activities of the RELEASEES may have contributed to the injury or death or property damage suffered by me or any of my family members participating in this/these program(s). I further agree to DEFEND, INDEMNIFY and HOLD HARMLESS the RELEASEES from and against any and all liability, claims, causes of action, and/or losses of any nature or kind (including litigation-related expenses such as attorney and expert witness fees) resulting from, or in connection with, participation in this/these program(s) whether caused by any negligent act or omission of the RELEASEES.

It is further understood and agreed that this waiver, release, hold harmless and indemnification agreement is to be binding on me, any of my participating family members, and all of our heirs, representatives, and assigns. I hereby authorize qualified physicians to render medical treatment or care that they may deem necessary for me or my family members in case of illness or accident during such program(s). In the event of injury of a child participant, and if a parent cannot be reached, the Novato Fire District will be contacted to transport the injured to Novato Community Hospital or Kaiser Permanente. (Please check one. If none are checked, the injured will automatically be transported to Novato Community Hospital.) If you do not want your child photographed while participating in our programs or community facilities please send an e-mail indicating this to prcs@novato.org. By my signature below, I signify that I have read, understand, and voluntarily agree to be bound by each of the terms stated above.

Signature__________________________________________ 9/1/12

Date_______________________ Page 2 of 2

Imagine the Possibilities . . . New Programs

Children

Monkey & Me  The Gift of Art  Creative Crafts for Kids  Math, Music & Magic  Singing Lessons  Public Speaking & Presentation  Pre-Tap Dance  Gymnastics Birthday Parties

teens

 Singing Lessons  Pet First Aid & CPR  “Grease” Theater Production  Public Speaking & Presentation  “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” Theater Production  “Go Ask Alice” Theater Production

adults

BEFORE YOU REGISTER . . . . DON’T MISS THESE NEW PROGRAMS

Women’s Basketball League  Qi-Acise  Beginners Guide to Using an iPhone or iPad  Figuring Out Facebook  Senior Spin  Public Speaking & Presentation  Pet First Aid & CPR  Computers for Beginners www.novato.org/prcs

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Imagine the Possibilities . . . Index 6th Grade Recreation Night 7th and 8th Grade Dances

A

AARP Safe Driving Course Adult Athletics Aerobics, Chair Aquatics Arts & Crafts

B

Babysitting Safety Class Ballet Baseball Camps Basketball Academy Basketball League, Adult Basketball Camps Basketball, Boys & Girls Belly Dancing Birthday Parties Book Club

C

26 26

34 27 32 23 11, 28, 41

24 16-17 13 13-14 27 13-14 14 29-30 22 34

Chair Aerobics Child Care, Lu Sutton Community Calendar Computer Classes, Adult Council & Commission Information

32 10 4 28 45

D

Dance 15-17, 26, 29-31, 33 Digital Photography 28-29 Disaster Preparedness 35

E

English-Second Language (ESL) 34 Exercise, Adults 31-33

F

Facility Information 43-45 Financial Assistance 47 Fishing in the City 5, 11 Flag Football League, Childrens 15 Flood Safety Information 46

G

Game Groups, Adult Get Ready Gymnastics

H

Hamilton Tiny Tots

J

Jazzercise

K

Kickers, Preschool & Junior

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37 35 18-22

9

30

9

L

Line Dancing

33

M

Margaret Todd Senior Center Margaret Todd Special Events Mini Soccer Monkey & Me MTSC Wellness Programs

36 36 9 11 40

N

NIEP Workshops 38-39 Novato Basketball Academy 13-14 Novato History Museum 42 Novato Independent Elders Prog 38-39 Novato Senior Citizens Club 41

P

Photography Pre-K Preschool Program Preschool Sports

28-29 8 8 9

Q

Qi-Acise

See page 44 for a detailed listing of facility locations

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R

Refund Policy Registration Form Registration Information

47 49 48

S

Soccer, Preschool Softball League, Adult Spanish, Adults Sports Camps Strength Training

T

Taekwondo Tai Chi Tap Dance Theater Tiny Tots

9 27 34 13-14 33

9, 13, 24 33 16, 17, 30, 31 25-26 8

V

Volleyball, Coed Adult

W

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FOLLOW US ON

Watercolor Womens Basketball League

Y

Yoga

Z

Look for our Summer/Fall Guide in Mid-April

Zumba

28 27

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www.facebook.com/NovatoFun

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Summer/Fall available mid-April

@NovatoFun

Imagine the Possibilities . . . Youth Theater Performances

NOW PLAYING “Annie”

“Grease”

Directed by Katia McHaney

Directed by Katia McHaney

Performances: Fri., Dec. 7, 7PM and Sat., Dec. 8, 1PM

Performances: Week of May 28 - June 2 Time and Location TBA.

Hamilton Community Center West Wing Auditorium 503 South Palm Drive

Adults $7 in advance, $10 at the door 899-8290 or 899-8279

Adults $7 in advance, $10 at the door 899-8290 or 899-8279

Teen Wave & Junior Theater Production

Teen Wave Production

presents

presents

“The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”

“Go Ask Alice” Directed by Remy Carini

Directed by Remy Carini Performances: Friday, March 8 & Saturday, March 9, begins at 7pm

Performances: Friday, June 7, & Saturday, June 8, begins at 7pm

Margaret Todd Senior Center Auditorium 1560 Hill Road

Margaret Todd Senior Center Auditorium 1560 Hill Road

Adults $7, Students/Seniors $5, Children 12 & Under $2 899-8290 or 899-8279

Adults $7, Students/Seniors $5, Children 12 & Under $2 899-8290 or 899-8279

www.novato.org/prcs

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PAID Novato, CA Permit No. 2

7TH & 8TH GRADE DANCES

FISHING IN THE CITY

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Novato Parks and Recreation Winter/Spring Activity Guide 2013